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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.
    I bet that car had a high-capacity fuel tank and a military-style 4-wheel drive. I've had enough with all you car-fetishists. We tried permits with training, it has failed. We need to pass a common sense Assault-Car Ban immediately! Leave driving to trained professionals! Private ownership of cars is over! If you need a ride, call a taxi.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    I really hate how the article frames the story. When I first heard those words "plowed through a group", I assumed that someone came streaking in out of nowhere and ran over a bunch of people. Instead this car drives forward and hits someone, knocking her over. At that point everyone rushes the car and starts banging on it. It's doubtful that the driver even know of the woman underneath the car. I don't blame him for putting the pedal to the medal and fleeing the area. It's not like he had the option of getting out of the car.
    Agreed. This is what "plowed through a group" means: NSFW VIDEO: Car Plows Into Group of Bikers - YouTube

    The car in OP's video just sort of bumped into a few people and stopped before hurting anyone, then carefully fled the crowed.

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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.
    Car plows through protesters

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Agreed. This is what "plowed through a group" means: NSFW VIDEO: Car Plows Into Group of Bikers - YouTube

    The car in OP's video just sort of bumped into a few people and stopped before hurting anyone, then carefully fled the crowed.
    Just sort of bumped into a few people?

    If a black man did that most conservatives would support the shooting of the driver and claim self defense
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    re: Car plows through protesters during Ferguson rally in south Minneapolis [W:349]

    Quote Originally Posted by APACHERAT View Post
    The woman's defense, Reginald Denny.
    To quote at least one poster in this thread, there are plenty of 'lefttards' that would have excused Reginald Denny's attackers and said he should have taken what he had coming to him like a man.

    Speaking of which....

    “Not once did I consider our attackers to be ‘bad people.’ I trust that they weren’t trying to hurt me. In fact, if they knew me, I bet they’d think I was okay,” wrote Friedfeld in an editorial featured in The Hoya, the university’s newspaper. “The fact that these two kids, who appeared younger than I, have even had to entertain these questions suggests their universes are light years away from mine.”

    Friedfeld claims it is the pronounced inequality gap in Washington, D.C. that has fueled these types of crimes. He also says that as a middle-class man, he does not have the right to judge his muggers.

    “Who am I to stand from my perch of privilege, surrounded by million-dollar homes and paying for a $60,000 education, to condemn these young men as ‘thugs?’” asks Friedfeld. “It’s precisely this kind of ‘otherization’ that fuels the problem.”

    Police also aren’t the solution to the problem, Friedfeld argues.

    “If we ever want opportunistic crime to end, we should look at ourselves first. Simply amplifying police presence will not solve the issue. Police protect us by keeping those ‘bad people’ out of our neighborhood, and I’m grateful for it. And yet, I realize it’s self-serving and doesn’t actually fix anything.”

    Friedfeld suggests that the “privileged” adapt to normalized crime, until the wrongs of the past are righted.

    “The millennial generation is taking over the reins of the world, and thus we are presented with a wonderful opportunity to right some of the wrongs of the past,” writes Friedfeld. “Until we do so, we should get comfortable with sporadic muggings and break-ins. I can hardly blame them. The cards are all in our hands, and we’re not playing them.”

    Student mugged, says he deserved it because of his 'privilege'

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

    There's a sidewalk, right there. Perfectly fine place for protest that doesn't endanger drivers or protesters.

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

    The driver of that car is a jerk. The other cars were driving around the crowd with no problem, but he/she was determined to drive right through them. Yes, the protesters were blocking the road, but that's no excuse to drive into them and over the woman's legs.

    Two wrongs don't make a right. The protesters weren't hurting anyone, the driver did.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Agreed. This is what "plowed through a group" means: NSFW VIDEO: Car Plows Into Group of Bikers - YouTube

    The car in OP's video just sort of bumped into a few people and stopped before hurting anyone, then carefully fled the crowed.
    Thank you for putting up a good alternative. Would give more than one like if possible.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    The driver of that car is a jerk. The other cars were driving around the crowd with no problem, but he/she was determined to drive right through them. Yes, the protesters were blocking the road, but that's no excuse to drive into them and over the woman's legs.

    Two wrongs don't make a right. The protesters weren't hurting anyone, the driver did.
    Keep in mind that he drove OVER the woman's legs after the mob rushed the car. At that point you have to worry about the safety of yourself and the passengers. And I'm sorry, if it's a choice of some stranger who shouldn't be there in the first place, or my child sitting in the back, well **** the woman. Really though, I blame the police because this should of been cordoned off right?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    That would be the sensible thing to do, but right now many places across the country are letting these assholes walk wherever the hell they want for however long they want (perhaps because they can't immediately stop it to begin with). All the meanwhile some liberals are praising that as some sort of demonstration of how civilized they are.
    Most places outside of Ferguson have been civilized and peaceful though. I mean, Oakland is the exception last night where things did get out of control. But that's California for ya.

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