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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    They do if they are convinced that they are living under police occupation, with no other resort. If they watch their young men being shot down in the street for no apparent reason. If they see a police force that in no way is representative of them. Frustration and anger can make people do things they might not ordinarily do.
    Oh FFS, we all get angry and frustrated. I'm frustrated right now with one of my customers. And very angry about something they did. Should I go to their headquarters and start throwing things and wrecking the place?

    Normal, decent people control their anger and don't lash out. And the people in Ferguson aren't controlling their anger and frustration. That speaks volumes about them. There is NO excuse for this behavior - period.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Hey, you're the one that suggested it. Meanwhile, do you give a damn that an unarmed kid was gunned down in the street by a trigger happy cop? Or was he guilty of the crime of being a black teenager and therefore he got what he deserved.
    I'm sure he was completely innocent and did nothing whatsoever to instigate any of this. As usual.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    And what you don't get is any concept of why the riot occurred. To you it's just another bunch of out of control black people that need to be kept in their place.
    There no "concept" to a riot.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    FREEDOM, is risky, I'll take the risks while you capitulate.
    Don't get me wrong, I'm all for freedom, like the ones these guys were demonstrating:

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    Don't we all though want a society ruled by SOME law and order? I'm assuming your not advocating anarchy are you? Where a group of thugs can run up on you or your family and take what they want.



    but do we really want anarchy

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    We aren't talking about riots in LA 20 years ago. We're talking about today and a bunch of white cops that dress up like combat soldiers and behave like they're in enemy country, regardless of who they're dealing with.
    But the same principle applies. As much as you may want to hero worship about a bunch of looters that wouldn't hesitate to come in and take your stuff... no matter what your views are. Face it, these people are just a bunch of thugs looking to make a quick buck. At least with the Rodney King deal, the people had the common sense to wait for a verdict.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    Yeah, whatever happened to MLK?
    There's a reason we have a day honoring MLK and not the Black Panthers and Malcom X. It's because violence will only result in more violence.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    What percentage of the people rioting actually care about racial tensions as opposed to those who want free stuff?
    I don't know. What was the % in 1968? A riot is a riot. It starts with civil unrest and degenerates from there. My point stands, there is an underlying racial tension in this country that seems to be getting markably worse. The unintended consequences of an Obama impeachment will be to ignite these tensions; which will lead to all of our major cities being "ignited".

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

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Perhaps so - that doesn't mean it's anything related to exercising a free speech right. The fact that you would equate the two or justify one as the other is an illustration of faulty logic and a reason why the ignorant and poorly educated consider it their right to do so. Using your logic, if I'm frustrated with my neighbour, I should simply burn his house down or murder him because my irrational frustration gives me justification for acting like a criminal.
    I've wondered how people justify looting, in their own minds, under any conditions! It's theft, plain and simple! All of us have been frustrated at some point in our lives, but frustration isn't relieved by doing this, but it is an opportunity to steal to get something for nothing. Those business owners had nothing to do with the shooting, yet their stores were ransacked and burned. Same when the levees failed during Katrina. Very sad to see....

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I've wondered how people justify looting, in their own minds, under any conditions! It's theft, plain and simple! All of us have been frustrated at some point in our lives, but frustration isn't relieved by doing this, but it is an opportunity to steal to get something for nothing. Those business owners had nothing to do with the shooting, yet their stores were ransacked and burned. Same when the levees failed during Katrina. Very sad to see....

    Greetings, CJ.
    I'm not sure that they have to justify it in their own minds. They see an opportunity to go on a rampage looting and destroying other people's property, and go for it.
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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I'm not sure that they have to justify it in their own minds. They see an opportunity to go on a rampage looting and destroying other people's property, and go for it.
    That's what I see here too, ditto. This is an opportunity, an excuse. Unlike the riots during the civil rights era, they aren't fighting for anything. They aren't protesting anything. They are using this as an excuse to steal from others, and it's really a bit shocking to see many people attempting to justify this behavior.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I've wondered how people justify looting, in their own minds, under any conditions! It's theft, plain and simple! All of us have been frustrated at some point in our lives, but frustration isn't relieved by doing this, but it is an opportunity to steal to get something for nothing. Those business owners had nothing to do with the shooting, yet their stores were ransacked and burned. Same when the levees failed during Katrina. Very sad to see....

    Greetings, CJ.
    Good afternoon Lady P. - I don't wonder why people justify looting. I'm just thankful my parents raised and nurtured me in such a way that looting and that kind of violence would never enter my mind, ever.
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