Page 18 of 120 FirstFirst ... 816171819202868118 ... LastLast
Results 171 to 180 of 1198

Thread: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

  1. #171
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:46 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,317

    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Double post. Crappy sig.
    Last edited by apdst; 08-11-14 at 10:36 PM.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  2. #172
    Sage
    apdst's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bagdad, La.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 01:46 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Conservative
    Posts
    76,317

    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by SMTA View Post
    The kid with him for one.

    I also saw an interview with a woman who was a bystander (according to her).

    Means little until the investigation is finished.
    His partner in crime? Yeah, he wouldn'r lie. Especially since if this is ruled a legal shoot, he could be facing aiding and abetting charges.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

  3. #173
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    United States
    Last Seen
    01-21-16 @ 12:21 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    51,124

    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Missouri police shooting of teen Michael Brown sparks protests, looting, vandalism - CBS News


    The looting and violence is in response to the shooting of Michael Brown when, according to police, Brown and another man assaulted the police officer, there was a struggle and shots were fired, ultimately killing Brown. The two men in the alleged assault were not armed. However, a different account was provided by one Dorian Johnson, who says the struggle was initiated by the police officer, who assaulted Brown - Brown broke free and started to run when the police officer then shot Brown.

    The point of this post is NOT justifying or dismissing the shooting which was the flashpoint of the violence (though I am resigned to the fact it will devolve into that at some point) but I'm more interested in why looting is the preferred method of showing distrust and dissatisfaction with police actions, when the owners of these stores which were broken into have absolutely NOTHING to do with the police shooting. Why is looting and destroying innocent people's livelihoods the preferred method of action in these circumstances? We see this time and time again - and I'm reminded of the 1992 So.Central LA riots.
    Time for buisness owners to arm and kill rioters in the act.

  4. #174
    I am the pretty one.
    TobyOne's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2014
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 10:47 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    3,317

    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    This sounds made up.


    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    It's not supposed to make sense. It involves the instincts. As Nietzsche would put it, "Dionysian" (primal energies of the lower consciousness), as Freud would put it, the "Id." Same impulses engaged to the effect of enjoyment and excitement in action films like Conan the Barbarian or Predator. In a similar way, horror films tap into our fear to create "thrill."

    Underlying assumptions about the nature of reality "envelop" our thoughts and perceptions like a heavy fog. For example, McDonalds as an endless source of cheap hamburgers and chicken sandwiches. In reality, every McDonalds has a limited supply of those food sources. Or, Long John Silvers will always supply the plastic utensils to eat their food with (one day I ordered a meal there and they said they were out of utensils. Employees shrugged at the people who asked how they were supposed to eat their meals without any utensils of any kind).

    Similarly, stores are places where you get the items you want, line up behind the counter, and turn over money in exchange for leaving with the item. The "cloud of assumptions" that envelops our thoughts tell us that. But when you take away that "cloud of assumptions", then a store is just a place full of items. From a certain point of view, you don't "have to" put money on the counter or line up anywhere. You can just grab what you want and leave.

    When riots break out, the anger within each person rises to the surface to clear away the "cloud of assumptions" that govern our usual behavior, allowing the primal energies of the lower consciousness to take over and displace our ordinary habits and beliefs with violence.

    Same reason why atrocities break out during war, like those happening in Iraq right now. The "cloud of assumptions" that makes it difficult to imagine systematically beheading children clears away and is replaced with unrestrained fury that acknowledges no limitations to achieving its goal.

    Generally speaking, looters are people who have (at least temporarily) lost belief in the power of the civil superstructure that allows for an orderly safe and existence. The "civilization instincts" that allow them to be a contributing member of society are going haywire.

  5. #175
    Sage

    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Last Seen
    08-25-17 @ 02:13 AM
    Lean
    Libertarian
    Posts
    7,127

    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    I am gonna start off by saying I condemn anybody who destroys private property for gain or for payback. It's not called for.

    But I will say this. Each side is egging on the other side. Be it the police who told the "mob" to bring it, or the "mob" who did bring it by destroying property. Then police responding by firing tear gas and rubber bullets. I have no problem with tear gas, I have a problem with firing rubber bullets, they are just as lethal as standard 9mm bullets. Seen situations like this many times as a kid visiting family in Northern Ireland, peaceful protest turns into a full blown riot just with a snap of a finger because both sides miscalculate.
    Every normal man must be tempted at times to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin to slit throats. It is inaccurate to say that I hate everything. I am strongly in favor of common sense, common honesty, and common decency. This makes me forever ineligible for public office. H.L Mencken

  6. #176
    Sage
    Excon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Last Seen
    10-14-17 @ 01:26 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,997

    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    Each side is egging on the other side. Be it the police who told the "mob" to bring it, or the "mob" who did bring it by destroying property. Then police responding by firing tear gas and rubber bullets. I have no problem with tear gas, I have a problem with firing rubber bullets, they are just as lethal as standard 9mm bullets.
    I have more than a problem with the following than police using rubber bullets.

    Loot in the white neighborhoods guys!!!

    ya I can't get down with niggas ripping up their own neighborhoods—

    That's counterproductive—



    [...] gonna have to loot the white neighborhoods then—

    [...] they tearing up their own neighborhood instead of terrorizing the white neighborhoods..loot,burned down and rob them,not your own—


    If you gon @ least loot, go to the white people neighborhood—

    Words from mentor. If you're going to riot and loot, at least take it to the rich white folk neighborhood. —

    Tearing up ya own hoods ain't helping the cause—

    Niggas in St. Louis need to go to the white people's area and start looting—

    If you're gonna riot and kill people at least kill WHITE people. Why attack your own people?—

    I simply wish black folk would riot white neighborhoods. Don't tear our shyt up. Go to where the police live. Makes more sense to me.—

    Like why  they need take all this to the white neighborhoods

    But come on black people we gotta do better. If you gonna riot go to the white neighborhoods and **** THEIR **** up.—

    And gotdammit do it in the white neighborhoods or a heavily populated area or something, but you look stupid tearing up your own damn hood.—

    i can't stand the fact that black folks have riots in our own neighborhood. you wanna make a statement? go riot in the white neighborhoods!—

    go looting the white neighborhoods! go burn their businesses down! don't tear down businesses in our neighborhoods. c'mon man—

    The rioters should go into white neighborhoods and burn their buildings. why destroy your own environment?—

    You tearing down yo own community like what ? At least go mess up the white neighborhoods stuff !!!!!!—

    Them niggas in STL better burn the White Neighborhoods if they want to get the point across.—

    They need to go to the white neighborhoods & tear it down!—

    Go to the white neighborhoods with the rioting and looting.—

    Burn only the white neighborhoods—

    Riots need to start destroying rich white neighborhoods—


    ‘Loot … and rob them, not your own'; Twitter users advise black people to loot white neighborhoods | Twitchy
    “The law is reason, free from passion.”
    Aristotle
    (≚ᄌ≚)

  7. #177
    Sage
    Excon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Last Seen
    10-14-17 @ 01:26 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    31,997

    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Which is akin to allowing someone you know post an image on the internet of you robbing a store.

    I stand corrected.
    It wasn't a friend that took that photo, but a pretty brave reporter who was later beat down by the mob. Luckily a preacher was there to stop the thugs.



    The looter is still an idiot though, and I am glad he is, as he let the reporter take the pic without repercussions.


    [...]

    Then Carson turned, and came face-to-face with a looter who stood several inches taller and 100 pounds heavier. The man was in jeans and a white T-shirt. His face was wrapped in black. He looked Carson straight in the eyes.

    “What are you doing?” the man asked, lifting the hem of his shirt.

    Pinned between gray boxers and the waistband of his jeans: A handgun.
    Buy Now

    A looter armed with a gun takes items inside the QuikTrip in 9400 block of W. Florissant Avenue in Ferguson, Mo. on Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014. The looters later burned the store. Photo By David Carson, [...]

    “I’m taking pictures,” Carson remembered answering. “Your face is covered. It’ll be fine.”

    “Okay,” the man replied. He grabbed another box of lemon-flavored 5-Hour Energy.


    [...]


    Attacked on the job: A Post-Dispatch photographer's tale : News
    “The law is reason, free from passion.”
    Aristotle
    (≚ᄌ≚)

  8. #178
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    United States
    Last Seen
    01-21-16 @ 12:21 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    51,124

    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by austrianecon View Post
    I am gonna start off by saying I condemn anybody who destroys private property for gain or for payback. It's not called for.

    But I will say this. Each side is egging on the other side. Be it the police who told the "mob" to bring it, or the "mob" who did bring it by destroying property. Then police responding by firing tear gas and rubber bullets. I have no problem with tear gas, I have a problem with firing rubber bullets, they are just as lethal as standard 9mm bullets. Seen situations like this many times as a kid visiting family in Northern Ireland, peaceful protest turns into a full blown riot just with a snap of a finger because both sides miscalculate.
    Police should respond to riots with lethal force.

    No tear gas, no rubber bullets...just an audible warning and a little time to disperse, then sharpshooters engage people activly destroying property or looting. A gun-cam to confirm each shot.

    You want to have a march? Some peacfull civil disobedience? A demonstration? No problem, more power to you.

    Riot & die.

  9. #179
    Banned
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    United States
    Last Seen
    01-21-16 @ 12:21 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    51,124

    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    I stand corrected.
    It wasn't a friend that took that photo, but a pretty brave reporter who was later beat down by the mob.
    That's why "high-capacity" mags.

  10. #180
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Mecca
    Last Seen
    01-14-15 @ 07:04 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    6,426

    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Look at this looter.



    Covered showing he knows he is wrong.
    W/gun tucked in waist band. Figures.
    He's just trying to find a pair of jeans that fit.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •