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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    The police don't want any facts getting out.
    This is pretty damn clear. They havent even interviewed they key eyewitnesses.


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    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.
    I believe it happens far more often than we remember.

    The LA riots in 92 after the Rodney King verdict is an examplemost will remember. Thene there were the riots in Cincinnati in 2001 after the shooting of a man name Clarence Thomas by Officer Steven Roach. Except for the residents of Cincinnati most of the nation forgot about this one quickly expecially after the 911 attacks a few months later.

    Several cities around the nation have seen this sort of event. In most cases the looting and rioting takes place before all of the facts are known concerning the incident which triggers them. Such as the current one in MO the shooting of the young man is very suspect but it is still being investigated the facts are simply not all known.

    I see no excuse for this behavior it is simply scumbags exploiting a tragedy and using it to run lawless and steal whatever they can get.

    I don't know about the other incidents but after the 2001 riots in CIncinnati many liberals attempted to excuse this behavior including Micheal Moore

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

    "Looters stealing camera equipment in Ferguson:

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    https://twitter.com/XaiaX/status/499...857153/photo/1


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

    Quote Originally Posted by DrPepper View Post
    Well, we honestly don't know the story, but from what I have heard and seen on the news they were attacking the cop and trying to take his gun. Escalating the situation from something barely minor to a life and death struggle.
    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    The police don't want any facts getting out.
    My guess is that this event has all the indications of two males engaging in a "whose d-ck is bigger contest":

    - Two black males are walking down the middle of the street (ours are pretty big)
    - Police officer orders them, rather than asks them to get out of the middle of the street (So is mine)
    - They refuse, or start to comply very slowly (Oh yeah, mine is bigger)
    - Police officer then backs up and cuts very close to the two men who are still walking in the middle of street. At some point he grabs one of the men. (No, mine is the biggest)
    - Man resists, and is able to break free of the officer (hell no, mine is huge)
    - Police officer then shoots teenager (this settles it, mine is the biggest of them all)

    A core point is that those selected to be police officers should have the maturity not to engage in those types of contests, let alone kill somebody over one.
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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    http://rt.com/usa/180360-police-loui...cing-ferguson/
    According to Rep. Lacy Clay, St. Louis County police will no longer be involved in policing the town of Ferguson, Missouri.


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

    Bringing in the Fed and State police now.


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

    "Anonymous: Officer Bryan Willman shot Mike Brown. His personal information and address will be coming."

    http://newsone.com/3044496/anonymous...michael-brown/


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

    Quote Originally Posted by rhinefire View Post
    Those are not protestors they are lawless rioters that belong in prison.
    So do most of Congress... difference is that these people are poor and mostly black.
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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    The police don't want any facts getting out.
    Nonsense. It's been less than a week. Give them time to investigate.
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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    My guess is that this event has all the indications of two males engaging in a "whose d-ck is bigger contest":

    - Two black males are walking down the middle of the street (ours are pretty big)
    - Police officer orders them, rather than asks them to get out of the middle of the street (So is mine)
    - They refuse, or start to comply very slowly (Oh yeah, mine is bigger)
    - Police officer then backs up and cuts very close to the two men who are still walking in the middle of street. At some point he grabs one of the men. (No, mine is the biggest)
    - Man resists, and is able to break free of the officer (hell no, mine is huge)
    - Police officer then shoots teenager (this settles it, mine is the biggest of them all)

    A core point is that those selected to be police officers should have the maturity not to engage in those types of contests, let alone kill somebody over one.
    Pure speculation. One fact we do know is that some kind of struggle ensued inside the patrol car. So that alone makes your hypothetical of the cop getting out and grabbing him wrong period.
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