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Harvard professor Orlando Patterson talks to Lawrence O’Donnell about the “collective outrage” being expressed across the country in the wake of the fatal arrest of George Floyd. Aired on 5/29/2020.
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66 Comments on "Protests Are ‘The Final Expression Of Outrage’ | The Last Word | MSNBC"

  1. David McLean | May 30, 2020 at 12:57 AM | Reply

    An ex-marine thrill-killer strangled Mr Floyd. Say it as it is.

    • A murder cop. And now we have murder Hornets too 😣

    • positively negative | May 30, 2020 at 4:36 AM | Reply

      @Jimbo Smith where did you hear this?

    • Eric the Great | May 30, 2020 at 5:08 AM | Reply

      @Steven Idk.. I think the government is putting all the ‘school shooting actors’ back to work, and I gotta say, maybe a little too soon?

    • @Patrick O’ryan wow you found five “racist” people who are “Democrats” and now you claim all Democrats are racist …. hmmm, sounds kind of like racist logic

    • For real, when you look at the cops face as Floyd is dying, the cops expression as Floyd’s life drains away is like a true psycho killer savoring every moment

  2. If you are more upset about the protesting than what they are protesting, then YOU are part of the problem.

    • Albert Green | May 30, 2020 at 1:07 AM | Reply

      Seeing that multiple people have died from the riots, that seems worse than one guy dying at the hands of the cops.

    • ryan kujawa | May 30, 2020 at 1:08 AM | Reply

      @Albert Green the police are the problem. These people are fighting a police and a government that has no love for them.

    • @albert its not “one guy” by cops hands… 3 documented murders of innocent, unarmed black people at the hand of police violence in the past month alone that are KNOWN.

      Breonna Taylor, age 26 was murdered in her home after cops served a no knock warrent after midnight at the wrong apartment complex for a male suspect THAT WAS ALREADY IN CUSTODY before they entered the apartment unannounced.
      No answers have been given as to how this mistake was made, no charges have been filed.

      Ahmad Arbery, age 25 was hunted down and murdered by 3 men – one a former local police officer – because he walked by a construction site and allegedly trespassed and refused to let a man shove a gun in his face. No arrests where made until video surfaced otherwise they would have gotten away with it.

      George Floyd, age 46 was illegally choked to death in handcuffs, on the ground, while 2 other officers held him down and he begged for his life after complying with officers who detained him for allegedly using a fake 20$ bill to buy a sandwich. The officers did this in broad daylight while onlookers begged the officers to let him breath…
      ONE officer has been charged with 3rd degree murder for executing a man in the middle of the street while he begged for his life.

    • 💯Don’t let some steal the narrative. People of all colors are peacefully protesting in the name of justice for all not some. Remember George Floyd is just the latest in centuries of systemic bias and racism, of inequality and injustice. His death was heartbreaking to witness and heartless actions of those who are supposed to protect and serve and did nothing.

    • mohamedtowelhead | May 30, 2020 at 5:13 AM | Reply

      Let the liberal shitholes burn to be ground

  3. NATIVE LATINOS Fook TRUMP | May 30, 2020 at 1:02 AM | Reply

    😞 a black man was murdered while he was jogging stop killing black folks now

    • mohamedtowelhead | May 30, 2020 at 5:12 AM | Reply

      NATIVE LATINOS Fook TRUMP Let The Liberal Shiitholes Burn to the ground. Who the FCUK cares?

  4. antonissen76 | May 30, 2020 at 1:06 AM | Reply

    America is burning! America is angry!

    • Brian Searle | May 30, 2020 at 2:27 AM | Reply

      Democrat Strongholds are burning, Democrat Strongholds are Angry. This is only in big cities. You go out to any other place and we aren’t destroying our own communities over this. Great move you guys real class. MLK would be so proud. Actually he would be ashamed at the way you guys are protesting.

    • @Brian Searle “Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.” – MLK Jr

    • Support Our Tropes!

    • Only fake news watchers a burning.
      The rest of us aren’t dumb enough to scream racism everytime somebody is killed by a person of a different color.

    • and Trump’s fighting rhetoric just incites more violence.

  5. beautifully said, ty prof patterson and mr o’donnell. we are moving back to how things were before the 1960s, and it will continue to degrade if we don’t stop it quickly.

  6. Nef Africia | May 30, 2020 at 1:26 AM | Reply

    It’s structural. The seeds of strange fruit.

  7. The professional agitators who have sinister motives, swooped into MN to take advantage of this cities tragedy. The mayors and governor did not know how powerful these groups are in their ability to organize violence and chaos. Now we are watching the destruction.

  8. Osiran Rebel | May 30, 2020 at 1:53 AM | Reply

    Police officers should never have the power to get violent with someone for nonviolent crimes .

    • Big Pauly muahaha

    • @Big Pauly I cannot condone this, because the general population have proven themselves almost every single time, to be incapable of restraining their violence to those individuals whom have actually “earned” such a medicine. And they end up hurting and killing more innocent people – that have *nothing;* not a single f**k – to do with neither the protests, riots, looting, arsoning nor the wrongdoings that sparked them. This is why these things are so universally discouraged disheartening. Because the overwhelming majority of those hurt by these kinds of violent outcries, are other innocent civilians. Their homes, their property, their businesses and their lives.

    • If you’re saying that the police should never be allowed to forcibly arrest someone, then that would mean a lot of crime going unpunished, that would see a huge rise in crime. It also has nothing to do with this case. The police used force that was totally unnecessary to arrest him.

    • Osiran Rebel | May 30, 2020 at 12:55 PM | Reply

      N L Wilson exactly what you said.
      The police used force that was totally unnecessary to arrest him.
      That’s my point. It turns into a system where they can abuse there power, which is exactly what’s happening.

      But most important is a non violent crime is exactly that !
      A non violent crime. So by using violent aggression against someone for a non violent crime, the police officer becomes the criminal by assaulting the person.

      It’s not rocket science.

    • Unfortunately police feel Being black is a violent crime. Laying on the ground is a violent crime. Breathing is a violent crime.

  9. Single Dad Plus Too | May 30, 2020 at 2:24 AM | Reply

    I forgot britan police don’t have weapons. But as you saw, all you need is a knee to the neck for almost 10 mins.

    • UK police rarely carry guns – you’ll see the occasional one around airports.

    • Just to clarify, at the time he is talking about they all had batons. Firearms weren’t carried routinely (except for diplomatic protection) but could be issued if a senior officer felt it necessary. Crucially, they all did 2 years training at a residential college (Hendon).
      They now only get 6 weeks training prior to going on duty as a probationer, they have batons, spray and some have Tasers. There’s armed police at airports and sometimes major train stations and other likely terrorist targets. There are also armed response vehicles in all areas at all times so they can go to wherever they’re needed.

  10. NO-ORWELLIAN Dystopia | May 30, 2020 at 2:36 AM | Reply

    The Evildoer Evilegelicas wanted an apocalyptic dystopia, and now we see it Trumpocalypse

    • Walt Schmidt | May 30, 2020 at 10:09 AM | Reply

      @The Ropes of Renovation The left wing scum have to blame even THEIR actions on Trump.

    • The Ropes of Renovation | May 30, 2020 at 10:17 AM | Reply

      @Walt Schmidt I wouldn’t call the left wing scum. Just brainwashed. True though, they blame their own behavior on Trump. Nothing is ever the left’s responsibility. It’s always, always someone else’s fault. They just need to buck up and get a real life instead of complaining, complaining, complaining. I mean, look at their ‘role models’ —> “The View, Morning Joe, AM Joy, Rachel Maddow etc, etc. I only see them complaining and actually doing NOTHING to create a solution.

    • Walt Schmidt | May 30, 2020 at 10:21 AM | Reply

      @The Ropes of Renovation I agree

    • The Ropes of Renovation | May 30, 2020 at 10:26 AM | Reply

      @Walt Schmidt Everywhere they go, they make a mess. Some of it I blame on scummy landlords who won’t take care of the properties, but the rest is their own mess. They’ve never owned anything and don’t know how to care for it. If it’s not theirs, they don’t care. Well, I take some of that back. They own cars and take care of the car, I suppose.

    • Walt Schmidt | May 30, 2020 at 10:29 AM | Reply

      @The Ropes of Renovation Exactly..

  11. This Cop – Chauvin has a history of violence & killing on the job against people of colour

  12. Support Our Tropes!

    Stay distracted by what you see on the news!

    Divide and rule has worked wonderfully throughout history for the ruling class. Why stop now?

  13. Spear_Sniper | May 30, 2020 at 3:03 AM | Reply

    Don’t you mean “riots”?

  14. Richard Christie | May 30, 2020 at 3:13 AM | Reply

    2:00 There’s something fundamentally wrong with USA full stop.

  15. “A riot is the language of the unheard.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

    • Edward Perkins | May 30, 2020 at 4:24 AM | Reply

      When MLK said that he meant that riots are how you make your voice unheard if you listen to the full quote it gives full context but I don’t know if I agree with him on that I think times have changed

    • Realistic Man | May 30, 2020 at 5:55 AM | Reply

      almost always, riots mean breaking into local businesses and stealing. How productive!!

    • The Ropes of Renovation | May 30, 2020 at 9:47 AM | Reply

      Doesn’t make looting and burning of businesses in the community right. Sorry.

  16. The government should fear the people not the other way around

    • bulldog Brown | May 30, 2020 at 11:12 AM | Reply

      People are not thugs and viscous animals.

    • bulldog Brown | May 30, 2020 at 11:13 AM | Reply

      @vet 4855 Just goes to show you criminals come in all colors. Burning cities to the ground and ruining innocent lives is NOT a protest.

    • @bulldog Brown ‘It was at the hands of the mob that senior British officials first suffered attacks. Probably the worst of the revolutionary mobs was that which paraded the streets of Boston. In 1765, at the time of the Stamp Act agitation, large crowds in Boston attacked and destroyed the magnificent houses of Andrew Oliver and Lieutenant Governor Thomas Hutchinson. “They broke down the doors with broadaxes, destroyed the furniture, stole the money and jewels, scattered the books and papers, and, having drunk the wines in the cellar, proceeded to the dismantling of the roof and walls. The owners of the houses barely escaped with their lives’
      The American revolution had plenty of looting & burning. Sounds kind of patriotic to me,

    • bulldog Brown if it hurts you and your kind, that’s what I support. The majority of these business (Bidness for you) owners are white and supporters of the criminal in the w/h …………. Good!

    • 2Tone 331Vicky | May 30, 2020 at 12:53 PM | Reply

      That is why they want the guns

  17. It’s about time!!! No justice!!! No peace!!!

  18. Florian Eimer | May 30, 2020 at 5:58 AM | Reply

    Trump in 2016: “You will be sick of winning”
    Four years later:
    the economy down
    40,000,000 people out of work
    cities on fire
    still no plan how to stop the pandemic
    105,000 deaths so far
    a divided nation
    most allies turned away and consider the US as a joke
    and the worst is still to come
    Bush only destroyed the financial system but this time Democrats have to rebuild a destroyed country.

  19. DATING HARLEY QUINN | May 30, 2020 at 6:33 AM | Reply

    *AS A EUROPEAN* I have to say there is something fundamentally WRONG with your entire country – you worship and value money above people to a degree WE simply can not comprehend..!

  20. Philip Seamark | May 30, 2020 at 7:53 AM | Reply

    Dylan said it, “If you’ve got nothing, you’ve got nothing to lose” From Like a Rolling Stone

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