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    re: Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis [W:349]

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    I would think that the National Guard occupying your neighborhood is a pretty clear example of tyranny.
    ... nope. It depends on the reason. Rioting, looting and violence against innocent people? The government needs to step in and protect its citizens.
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    re: Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis [W:349]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    ... nope. It depends on the reason. Rioting, looting and violence against innocent people? The government needs to step in and protect its citizens.
    They sent in the Guard before anything happened.


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    re: Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis [W:349]

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    They sent in the Guard before anything happened.
    Nothing happened before... around a month or two ago? No riots... no nothin'? The Nat. Guard just up and decided to show up for no reason?

    EDIT: What happened to the guy that was hit for texting and driving even though he wasn't driving? Not gonna comment on that one now?...
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    Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    You have to wonder what would be the response of the usual crowd here if the people in Ferguson insisted on their right to keep and bear arms as they protested?

    Okay - I was being an obvious smartass as we don't have to wonder at all what their reaction would be.
    You are right. The positions would be selective. I, on the other hand, think protesters need to be contained to being display pieces so society can move on as it ought.

    Right-wing or Left-wing, protesters need to be prevented from disrupting the operations of society and lawful citizens.
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    re: Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis [W:349]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    You are right. The positions would be selective. I, on the other hand, think protesters need to be contained to being display pieces so society can move on as it ought.

    Right-wing or Left-wing, protesters need to be prevented from disrupting the operations of society and lawful citizens.
    Could you elaborate on your suggestion of protestors as display pieces etc.?
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    re: Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis [W:349]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Nothing happened before... around a month or two ago? No riots... no nothin'? The Nat. Guard just up and decided to show up for no reason?
    They showed up to impose martial law before the verdict came out. While to some extent, I agree with you, I think the "protecting public safety" aspect could easily be abused by a government intent on keeping protest of any kind from happening.


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    re: Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis [W:349]

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    Could you elaborate on your suggestion of protestors as display pieces etc.?
    Police cooperation and city government sectioning off certain areas for protesters to have their protests. They should not be allowed to dictate the operations of society and the freedom of movement of other citizens.
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    re: Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis [W:349]

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    They showed up to impose martial law before the verdict came out. While to some extent, I agree with you, I think the "protecting public safety" aspect could easily be abused by a government intent on keeping protest of any kind from happening.
    Fair enough and I agree with the slippery slope. What about:


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    re: Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis [W:349]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Police cooperation and city government sectioning off certain areas for protesters to have their protests. They should not be allowed to dictate the operations of society and the freedom of movement of other citizens.
    I certainly sympathize with those concerns. I also sympathize with people who do not want to be isolated off in their protest zones because they are an inconvenient pain in the ass to everybody else. I happen to think that is one of the purposes of a good protester - to be an effective pain in the ass.

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