OT: SPURS' RESPONSES TO GEORGE FLOYD KILLING, PROTESTS & RACIAL INEQUALITY

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Re: OT: SPURS' RESPONSES TO GEORGE FLOYD KILLING, PROTESTS & RACIAL INEQUALITY 

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Re: OT: SPURS' RESPONSES TO GEORGE FLOYD KILLING, PROTESTS & RACIAL INEQUALITY 

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Re: OT: SPURS' RESPONSES TO GEORGE FLOYD KILLING, PROTESTS & RACIAL INEQUALITY 

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Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich was among the more than 1,400 athletes, coaches, and executives who signed a letter urging Congress to pass a bill to end qualified immunity, which shields police from lawsuits over their conduct. The Players Coalition gathered signatures from figures across the sports world, including Dak Prescott, Myles Garrett, Tom Brady and Steve Kerr.

The bill, introduced Thursday by U.S. Reps. Justin Amash, L-Mich., and Ayanna Pressley, D-Mass., seeks to eliminate the qualified immunity doctrine. Studies have found that the doctrine, created by the Supreme Court, grants immunity to police even when courts find that they used excessive force.

The Coalition's letter to Congress traces the history of the doctrine and concludes:
"The Courts and elected officials alike have instead shielded people who caused unspeakable harm. Congress must not be complicit in these injustices, and it should take this important step to show that law enforcement abuse will not be tolerated."

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Re: OT: SPURS' RESPONSES TO GEORGE FLOYD KILLING, PROTESTS & RACIAL INEQUALITY 

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Re: OT: SPURS' RESPONSES TO GEORGE FLOYD KILLING, PROTESTS & RACIAL INEQUALITY 

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Re: OT: SPURS' RESPONSES TO GEORGE FLOYD KILLING, PROTESTS & RACIAL INEQUALITY 

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Re: OT: SPURS' RESPONSES TO GEORGE FLOYD KILLING, PROTESTS & RACIAL INEQUALITY 

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Re: OT: SPURS' RESPONSES TO GEORGE FLOYD KILLING, PROTESTS & RACIAL INEQUALITY 

Post#29 » by GREY 1769 » Thu Jul 2, 2020 2:39 am

Good for Derrick for using his platform. Makes a statement, incorporated into the game. I also like the creativity in the message:
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Re: OT: SPURS' RESPONSES TO GEORGE FLOYD KILLING, PROTESTS & RACIAL INEQUALITY 

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Patty staying true in word and deed:
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Re: OT: SPURS' RESPONSES TO GEORGE FLOYD KILLING, PROTESTS & RACIAL INEQUALITY 

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Re: OT: SPURS' RESPONSES TO GEORGE FLOYD KILLING, PROTESTS & RACIAL INEQUALITY 

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Re: OT: SPURS' RESPONSES TO GEORGE FLOYD KILLING, PROTESTS & RACIAL INEQUALITY 

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Zoom Pop went ALL IN:
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Re: OT: SPURS' RESPONSES TO GEORGE FLOYD KILLING, PROTESTS & RACIAL INEQUALITY 

Post#34 » by GREY 1769 » Sun Jul 12, 2020 12:43 am

More from Zoom Pop on the opportunities the NBA restart offers for a greater platform to highlight racial inequality:
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Re: OT: SPURS' RESPONSES TO GEORGE FLOYD KILLING, PROTESTS & RACIAL INEQUALITY 

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Re: OT: SPURS' RESPONSES TO GEORGE FLOYD KILLING, PROTESTS & RACIAL INEQUALITY 

Post#36 » by GREY 1769 » Thu Jul 16, 2020 6:10 pm

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"I think it's an important topic to keep alive," Poeltl said during a conference with local media. "At our very first practice, we spent the first 20-30 minutes talking about it."


"On my jersey I will have the word 'Equality', in Italian," Belinelli said. "Beautiful things and terrible things happen in the world, it is right to make yourself heard."

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Re: OT: SPURS' RESPONSES TO GEORGE FLOYD KILLING, PROTESTS & RACIAL INEQUALITY 

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Re: OT: SPURS' RESPONSES TO GEORGE FLOYD KILLING, PROTESTS & RACIAL INEQUALITY 

Post#38 » by GREY 1769 » Fri Jul 24, 2020 2:11 am

Powerful article about DeMar's experiences, and his choice in responding to them:

NBA's DeMar DeRozan Reveals Impact of 'Endless' Police Brutality During Childhood in Compton
The stories of harassment and brutality were endless, and with each one, we feared the police even more. We did everything in our power to stay as far from them as possible. At the time, I thought people everywhere were going through the same things we did, that this type of behavior was typical for everyone. It's scary to think about how normalized it was for us.

In time, I realized this treatment couldn't just be attributed to "the police doing their jobs," it was something more. I better understood the struggles my loved ones faced when I was younger — in America, things were more difficult for us just because we were Black.

That's why it was vital for me to return to Compton after George Floyd's death to participate in the Black Lives Matters protests with my people. It was the most comfortable, most peaceful, most joyful time I could have experienced during this period in our country.

That city is my family, and I will always rep Compton every step of the way and give the next generation inspiration to do something greater than me.

That's what we all have to do now when it comes to social justice — hold on to this inspiration, this momentum — and keep it going. The change we want to see isn't going to happen overnight, in a month or a year. We have to be committed to working far past that point to expose everything that has been used to keep us down if we really want to see a change.

My message is this: Don't let this moment pass. Don't let this opportunity pass. Apply pressure to the whole system to make a lasting change to systematic racism, oppression and everything that we've gone through for decades and decades, over and over.

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Re: OT: SPURS' RESPONSES TO GEORGE FLOYD KILLING, PROTESTS & RACIAL INEQUALITY 

Post#39 » by GREY 1769 » Thu Jul 30, 2020 7:15 pm

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