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

    Quote Originally Posted by grip View Post
    I think it's their only way of showing intense dissatisfaction with the current structure of society. This is obviously not just rioting over the perceived prejudice of the police, but of the controlling political and economic forces in general. Rioting of this nature with looting and destruction of property is common all over the world, when a group feels they have been treated unjustly.

    Look at the Anti-austerity protests in Europe, since the Recession, and the Arab Spring started out similar, till it turned into social revolutions.
    I agree - there are examples all over the world, my point however is that such acts hurt innocent people and those same people's livelihoods like the victims on who's behalf they are acting out about, and in this case it ultimately hurts their cause. I can possibly justify such violent actions in lawless areas or as part of a revolution or war but not when there is a process for justice and where attention was already brought to bear about this incident. My other concern is that such actions are accepted and justified over perception for certain groups, and others not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    In situations like this it's important to feed the animals. At this point they've already eaten a decent portion of the stuff they had immediately available and now they're looking for more.
    Sadly, I've seen enough riots in Southern California in my life time to see how they are encouraged, and what happens as a result. Remember, Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Waters chanted "No justice, no peace" as she encouraged people to attack whites and burn down the city.

    It's all part of the plan. This one is probably tied to getting the press off the illegal alien invasion that has received too much scrutiny by citizens. Minorities abandoned in favor the illegals have been rightfully pissed by the Democrats moves, so this just shakes the table up a bit so they can get back to exploiting them in other ways.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Depending on your view, the supposed victim, or the supposed criminal/thug.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    There are things called laws. They, even the police department must follow this thing called laws.
    My guess is they probably have a much better handle on understanding the laws than those proving they don't.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    My guess is they probably have a much better handle on understanding the laws than those proving they don't.
    Or they are just trying to withold any lawsuit and try to cover it up


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I agree - there are examples all over the world, my point however is that such acts hurt innocent people and those same people's livelihoods like the victims on who's behalf they are acting out about, and in this case it ultimately hurts their cause. I can possibly justify such violent actions in lawless areas or as part of a revolution or war but not when there is a process for justice and where attention was already brought to bear about this incident. My other concern is that such actions are accepted and justified over perception for certain groups, and others not.
    social media has become a powerful tool for those who have been denied justice or representation.

    it is like the lyrics of a particular three days grace song.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    let me throw a curveball at your math equation

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    to quote a popular internet meme
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    Who cares what liberal spin Clay has to put on it. Never let a crisis go by without exploiting it.

    I think it probably makes sense to put different faces on the ground, rather than have members of the police force the crowd has been ginned up to hate trying to keep the peace. It's a good move under the circumstances.

    I mean think about it. The vigilantes are trying to get the cops name and address. Probably not so they can send a box of donuts to he and his family.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    I agree - there are examples all over the world, my point however is that such acts hurt innocent people and those same people's livelihoods like the victims on who's behalf they are acting out about, and in this case it ultimately hurts their cause. I can possibly justify such violent actions in lawless areas or as part of a revolution or war but not when there is a process for justice and where attention was already brought to bear about this incident. My other concern is that such actions are accepted and justified over perception for certain groups, and others not.
    These actions are primarily based on out of control emotions from younger people, with not much sense. It does scare the intended victims, so to that degree, it has some benefit for the perpetrators. Also, these are people who're financially lacking, so the looting is a direct gain.

    I don't condone it, I just can understand it. And if enough people get pushed down financially, with violence used against them, that will potentially lead to revolution.
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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Uhhh I posted it here. But hell its all over the internet and news sites are reporting it.
    Why on Earth did you post it here?

    From your link from the "NewsOne for Black America" site:

    *Editor’s Note: The original AP report did not include the alleged officer’s name involved in Michael Brown’s killing. NewsOne added the above information.

    Even the AP knows it's distasteful and wrong. And no, "news sites" are not reporting his name. In fact, legitimate news sites are NOT reporting a name, and now they are all reporting that the name you posted is not correct.

    Brilliant.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    social media has become a powerful tool for those who have been denied justice or representation.

    it is like the lyrics of a particular three days grace song.

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    No one has been denied anything in this case and I'm not sure what relevance social media has to the quote of mine you quoted.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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