Clay Helton Addresses Protests

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  1. If you go after a cop who has had numerous complaints and get him off the force, you don’t have a rouge cop killing a black man

    If you don’t go around passing fake money, you don’t have a rouge cop killing you.

    Was the cop in the wrong, absolutely, he should go to jail for a long time.

    But these ” protests ” are no longer ” protests ” once the first store is looted and frankly most of these people could care less about Mr Floyd.

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    1. This is all shaping up perfectly for Gomer. can hear it now… “This season has been so difficult for our kids to prepare for. Covid 19 and now the riots. I’m just so proud of their 7-5 season.”

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    2. I agree. The decision to break the law led to an arrest and ultimately death at the handa of a racist cop. I also believe no amount of protest will change the racism deeply entrenched in our society. Looting and arson will strengthen it. A policeman once told me that cops are a socjety of their own, and suspect everyone else as a potential criminal ,Watts riots and unrest following the acquittal of officers responsible for Rodney King beating changed very little.


  2. If we are going to have rioting every time a cop mistreats a black man, this country is in for a very long haul. There are some maniacal officers who are sadistic, and we have just witnessed one of them, but most are basically fair in doing their job. Policing is a dangerous occupation that few choose to undertake. There are a million arrests made each year that creates a lot of opportunity for foul play or mistakes to be made.

    One wonders whether the corona virus problem has any bearing on this over-reaction. and one might ask whether rioting has ever solved any of society’s problems, or just added more to it.

    Poverty is the biggest component of civil unrest. Some politician suggested assuring every adult American be given $2000 per month, whether he was working or not. That would pretty much wipe out poverty, but at the expense of breaking the middle class, so that will not come to be. Is there no way out?


    1. You’re clueless if you think “most cops are fair”. It’s a gang culture that condones and nurtures violence. If that were not the case, the other three cops wouldn’t have just sat there and allowed it to happen. Same with the Kelly Thomas case. The supposedly good majority would have stopped the mythical “rogue cop”. Last year, Salvador Sanchez shot a family in Costco, killing one of them. The investigation determined the family was TWENTY FEET away from him when he opened fire. They were not advancing at that point, The parents were restraining & calming their autistic son. That pig was never charged! A week or two before George Floyd, they shot down & killed Briana Taylor. No charges. And these are just the ones who are killed by cops. There are many other abuses of threats, excessive force, etc. But the only ones that make the news are the lethal ones. Fools think “follow the law and you won’t have any problem with them”, which is one of the stupidest and most ignorant things I’ve ever heard. It’s not even close to being true. A professor from LMU was on the news last night. She had a great suggestion: Cops need to be required to live in the areas they serve. They might be a little less likely to be an a-hole with their neighbors. This isn’t a certainty, but we should give it a try. Until then, FTP!


      1. Out of a million or so arrests each year, there are going to be some Floyd, Taylor, and Thomas cases, but these are extreme and there are very few like them. But what about the other million? Most go down professionally.

        I observe cops as being more respectful than in the past, so the peaceful demonstrations have gotten their point across to them. The violence and destruction by the few demonstrators indicates that they had a different agenda than worrying about unneeded killings of arrestes.

        And by the way, calling them “pigs” is beneath you. You’re better than that.


      2. That’s an old idea:

        Should New Orleans cops live in the city they police?
        Richard Rainey APR 11, 2014 – 8:32 PM
        NOPD car.jpg

        The New Orleans City Council has done away with the residency requirement for first responders.

        (Ken Daley, | The Times-Picayune)

        The New Orleans City Council

        has lifted the year-old requirement that cops

        , firefighters and EMS technicians must live in New Orleans to work for New Orleans. But should cops with the New Orleans Police Department be required to live in the city?

        It’s a trickier question than it appears.

        On one hand, the thinking goes, cops can better respond to the needs of a community that they are a part of as residents and citizens. But the NOPD is in “crisis,” as two council members put it yesterday.

        The department’s brass has only 19 recruits on tap at the moment, and they need at least 30 to start a new training class. That doesn’t bode well for Mayor Mitch Landrieu’s push to hire 150 new police officers by the end of the year.

        Meanwhile, officers are quitting at a fairly fast clip, leaving the NOPD with close to 1,150 officers. Superintendent Ronal Serpas has said several times that he wants 1,575 officers to adequately police the city.

        But without the so-called domicile rule, the NOPD can poach from nearby departments, skipping the training process and almost immediately putting new cops on the streets.

        So what would you prefer: more out-of-town officers willing to work in New Orleans, or a smaller force of cops actually living down the street from you?


    2. Unfortunately, the $ 2,000/month would end up in landlord’s pockets as rents (and other inflationary subject costs) would escalate. Same problem with Minimum Wage Increases, which ultimately only benefit Property Owners and the Government in the form of Increased tax Revenue.

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  3. Being a cop is an incredibly hard job. The cop in Mnpls had roughly 10 previous complaints for excessive use of force. This means that his supervisors didn’t work hard enough to train him, or fire him if he couldn’t be trained. I’m guessing that his police union backed him all the way and protected him from disciplinary action.

    Meanwhile, the business where Mr. Floyd worked, and which is owned and operated by African Americans, has been burned down in the riots. Senseless tragedy after senseless tragedy.

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    1. Ha! We’ve now heard Clay Helton’s meaningless and boring opinion. That’s exactly what we need to hear right now: the opinion of a multi-millionaire Southern white guy.


    1. President Carol Burnett sent orders from her $8.5 million palace in Santa Monica to appease the peasants so they don’t attack her place.


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