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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    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.

    Is there not some middle ground that people of good will and those who respect all rights cannot agree on?

    I think it is a good middle ground. You have been able to secure permission from society, who bestows upon you a good size area to protest. The police will be there to protect your safety as protesters from the whims of any counter-protest and are there to protect the interests of society as a whole from any destructive impulses you have for society.

    I do not think it acceptable in a civilized society to think of my freedomm of movement to being determined by hordes of men and women acting like nothing better than a herde of buffalo (when they are at their most behaved).

    You can be an effective protester, but often a good protester is no different from being a good rabble rouser: you might be good at it, but you are potentially scum.

    When it comes to large groups of people moving about in disgust and rage, I do not trust them one ounce. I trust government before I do the good nature of my ellow man in a large motivated group.
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    re: Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis [W:349]

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Video footage of the incident in the link. Cant say I blame the driver for fleeing the mob.
    The driver sounds like a jerk.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    The driver sounds like a jerk.
    He might be, but here's a thought: get out of the road! Isn't that how all this started in the first place?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    He might be, but here's a thought: get out of the road! Isn't that how all this started in the first place?
    Being in the road does not justify running someone over.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Being in the road does not justify running someone over.
    Thats the price you pay for jumping on the hood of a moving car.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    Thats the price you pay for jumping on the hood of a moving car.
    The girl who was hit by the car did not jump on the hood.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    Being in the road does not justify running someone over.
    Not moving and disrupting a drivers safety and ability to leave is certainly a reason for the driver to move forward slowly. Once some pieces of garbage start attacking his car he is justified in getting out of the situation and if some dumb moron doesn't get out of the way that is their flipping fault.
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    re: Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis [W:349]

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    The girl who was hit by the car did not jump on the hood.
    Anybody blocking traffic for any reason should be aware of potential cars on the road. Her fault 100%.
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    re: Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis [W:349]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Anybody blocking traffic for any reason should be aware of potential cars on the road. Her fault 100%.
    That's BS. A driver doesn't have a right to hit someone because they were in the road during a protest.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    That's BS. A driver doesn't have a right to hit someone because they were in the road during a protest.
    You aren't reading both of my posts... a driver trying to get out of a dangerous situation caused by protestors in the street is allowed to do what they need to in order to get away and if others want to block them in so that others can continue an attack those others are just as culpable as the attackers themselves...
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