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    On a separate note, Leigh Francis is now...

    On a separate note, Leigh Francis is now apologising for one of the few actually funny things he's ever done.
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    1. I’ve never claimed this was self defence. If...

    1. I’ve never claimed this was self defence. If riot police wanted to defend themselves, they’d be sat at home with a cup of tea, five miles away. They are there to defend innocent people and their...
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    1. In that video. You have no idea what...

    1. In that video. You have no idea what transpired before.
    2. It absolutely is relevant. You can’t go to a riot, do whatever it is you want to do, resist being restrained... then just stand still...
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    Youíre right, I donít see any weapons, although...

    Youíre right, I donít see any weapons, although thatís not to say she might not have just thrown something or whatever. My point was that she wasnít just standing holding a sign at a peaceful...
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    How do you know the person clearly isn’t...

    How do you know the person clearly isn’t threatening? The video starts with an officer attempting to restrain her and she starts thrashing around. What happened before that is unknown, although I can...
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    They were protests but the rioters managed to...

    They were protests but the rioters managed to ruin it for everyone.

    Just because it's in the job spec. doesn't make it any more pleasant. I've a mate who's a prison officer, he's told me all sort...
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    She's not an unarmed protester, she's at a riot....

    She's not an unarmed protester, she's at a riot. If Police had done this to a group of people stood peacefully holding signs I'd agree but it's gone beyond that now. I don't want her to get hurt but...
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    The original quote was someone saying that the...

    The original quote was someone saying that the poor behaviour of a small number shouldn’t detract from the good work done by the majority. I agree with that but it should be applied equally to the...
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    We don't know. Like I said, the events leading up...

    We don't know. Like I said, the events leading up to these 'assaults' are often mysteriously edited out. I can't speak for anyone else but if I was at a riot, I'd consider myself fair game. If things...
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    Define acceptable. It’s a riot, if you go looking...

    Define acceptable. It’s a riot, if you go looking for trouble, you’re going to get hit with a baton. That video is no different to any number of videos I’ve seen of football fans clashing and riot...
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    I’ve studied human factors a lot as part of my...

    I’ve studied human factors a lot as part of my work and I can promise you that 99% of those riot Police don’t want to be there. Almost all of them would rather be at home, having a peaceful dinner...
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    You’ve missed the point. Regardless of the...

    You’ve missed the point. Regardless of the severity of the crime, you cannot judge an entire group of people in the actions of a minority.
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    Is there not a certain irony to that? The...

    Is there not a certain irony to that? The protests are about the poor behaviour of a very small number of police officers and the good work of tens of thousands of others is completely ignored.
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    "Black lives matter!! ... Apart from the ones I’m...

    "Black lives matter!! ... Apart from the ones I’m spraying Covid 19 all over."
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    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZkSJSaXsAUhH74?format...

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EZkSJSaXsAUhH74?format=jpg&name=small

    Well, something has been dismantled at least.
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    Which makes it absolutely imperative that...

    Which makes it absolutely imperative that everyone goes out and votes democrat in very large numbers, which cannot be hidden. I'm sure Donald could make a few ballot boxes disappear tactically here...
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    Absolutely, he’s got to go. If by some bizarre...

    Absolutely, he’s got to go. If by some bizarre chain of events he is still in power come January, US citizens will only have themselves and each other to blame, not the Police.
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    Whilst thatís true it is chicken and egg to an...

    Whilst thatís true it is chicken and egg to an extent. For every black man unlawfully killed by US Police, thereís an officer gunned down trying to police some deprived, inner city sh*t hole. Rioting...
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    It’s a misconception though and it’s harmful to...

    It’s a misconception though and it’s harmful to society. If you start telling African Americans the police are out to get them and they should fear for their lives, it’s just going to lead to more...
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    Of course it’s newsworthy. Nobody is saying...

    Of course it’s newsworthy. Nobody is saying people shouldn’t be upset about a police officer murdering a citizen.

    What I’m annoyed about is this growing sensation that it’s somehow okay to abuse...
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    Also 38 Police Officers were fatally shot in the...

    Also 38 Police Officers were fatally shot in the US last year but nobody seems upset about that either. Anyway, as of yesterday there’s at least one mor on the tally
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    Weird how none of these celebrities and companies...

    Weird how none of these celebrities and companies seem so upset about the citizens of Hong Kong having their already limited freedoms taken away. I know two wrongs don’t make a right but you’d think...
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    A bit of a tangent but last year there was a live...

    A bit of a tangent but last year there was a live Sky match on the same night as the Joshua/Ruiz rematch in Saudi Arabia. The football match (can’t remember who) had rainbow flags on the corner...
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    I would disagree on that. I think part of the...

    I would disagree on that. I think part of the issue today is social media making things appear much worse than they are. Everybody wants to outdo each other for more likes and followers, so they...
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    The video I saw of a woman videoing federal...

    The video I saw of a woman videoing federal buildings was detained for ‘acting suspiciously’. This was in the US and I don’t know exactly what that leads to legally speaking but she was detained....
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