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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 had a stopped car directly in front of him, a large mob in front of that car, and traffic flowing around him from behind. Your recommendation would have him backing into traffic to give him the clearance to go around the car in front of him and causing an accident. No, he made the right call and the right assumption that people should and would disperse from an illegal assembly in the road to allow him to get out of the situation.
    Right, he made the right choice to drive into the crowd

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

    He should have put the pedal to the metal much earlier. No reason for him to become a Reginald Denny victim of a dancing 'Football' Williams. These morons had no right to be in the street to begin with.

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

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    That sounds borderline sociopathic.

    No. YOu are wrong. Its far far beyond borderline.
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    re: Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis [W:349]

    Did you notice how no one pulled a gun on the car? I noticed.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hangin' Chad View Post
    He should have put the pedal to the metal much earlier. No reason for him to become a Reginald Denny victim of a dancing 'Football' Williams. These morons had no right to be in the street to begin with.
    The correct answer is the police should have filled that intersection with teargas the moment the protesters entered it.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Fair enough and I agree with the slippery slope. What about:


    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?...
    The texting and driving was just a crack anyway. I'm not going to get in a pissing match about who was justifiably afraid. For everyone who said the guy that hit someone was justfiably afraid because this other guy got hit, you could say that those protesters were justifiably afraid of getting run over.

    Be it a legacy of racism or whatever, these protests show that something is badly broken in our society. People who usually will go on about tyranny and not trusting the government are all about trusting the government here, and vice versa. Sorry but if you have a problem with heavy handed government tyranny, you should have a problem with what happened in Ferguson. You should have a problem with using the military as a police force.

    It's not about race as much as it's about the relationship between the government and the governed. This, the Tea Party and OWS are all about that. I know that many here are too partisan to see that, but it is true.


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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    The correct answer is the police should have filled that intersection with teargas the moment the protesters entered it.
    Right. You having to buy health insurance is tyranny, but heavy handed policing isn't.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    People who usually will go on about tyranny and not trusting the government are all about trusting the government here, and vice versa. Sorry but if you have a problem with heavy handed government tyranny, you should have a problem with what happened in Ferguson. You should have a problem with using the military as a police force. It's not about race as much as it's about the relationship between the government and the governed. This, the Tea Party and OWS are all about that. I know that many here are too partisan to see that, but it is true.
    Its not about partisanship so much as it is about pointing out hypocrisy. In this case I think its clear that the supposedly justice-seeking mob featured in that video would have dragged that driver out of his car and torn him to pieces in the middle of the street had they succeeded in busting out his windshield. What these people really want is not something they are entitled to and that something is revenge for the wrongs they think have been done to them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Right. You having to buy health insurance is tyranny, but heavy handed policing isn't.
    When did I say having to buy insurance is tyranny?

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

    My initial view was there is nothing wrong with what the driver did, but I'm not so sure after watching in many times.

    If you are in your car and a bunch of people are standing in the street for whatever reason and won't move, can you decide to just push thru them with your car? In my opinion no - no different than if people are annoying standing in a doorway talking (not rare) I can't just forcibly shove them out of the way.

    The car was attacked ONLY have a teenage girl's leg was trapped under the car - for which if the car went forward further she could have been seriously hurt.

    They driver changed lanes to the right to the slowly push thru the crowd, rather than to the left where a lane was open. The driver also could have simply backed up.

    That was not a riot, it was a protest. My inclination now is against the driver. If 20 people are standing in front your car - whether it be in a St Patrick's street party, impromptu football game win, or a protest, I don't think you can just put it in gear and drive - since you could knock people into other people not even knowing what's happened - which is what happened.

    I think the driver was likely in the wrong, unless the driver was being threatened BEFORE he started to drive into people. On the driver's behalf, he did stop when it appears he realized someone was knocked down and under his car. When she was clear, he then slowly drove on with the car under attack. I'm ok with that.

    What I'm not ok is he deciding to push thru a group of people with his car when the people were making no threats - or least none I saw. Even then, he should have backed up.

    Protests are very American. That was a protest, not a riot.
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