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    Re: Claire McCaskill: ‘We need to demilitarize’

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    While that is true, the outrage is about potential excessive use of force by the police department (perhaps what amounts to the execution of a unarmed black man by a white police officer.... not saying that IS what happened, but that is the concern of the black community of Ferguson).

    When the police department shows up dressed like the SS, essentially doubling down on the allegation of excessive use of force, its likely to provoke the outrage of some of the more militant of the protestors. Its as if the police department said "...excessive force? I'll show you excessive force..."

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    Whoever was in command of policing of the protest is an idiot. The optics of this are so obviously insensitive to the situation at hand..... no question some of the protestors were over the top; but so were the police. Good policing is about de-escalating a situation; not aggravating it.

    I appreciate the fact that the rioters compromise the integrity of the underlying protest by distracting the less savvy from the issue; but don't a member of the less savvy.
    If the protesters were actually protesting, carrying signs, marching in the street, even shouting insults and acting a bit rowdy, then the above would be an excessive force.

    But, they're not. They're not really protesters at all, but rioters and thieves. It will take force to make them stop and restore peace. Meanwhile, there is no way to address the incident that sparked the riots until peace is restored.
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    Re: Claire McCaskill: ‘We need to demilitarize’

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If the protesters were actually protesting, carrying signs, marching in the street, even shouting insults and acting a bit rowdy, then the above would be an excessive force.

    But, they're not. They're not really protesters at all, but rioters and thieves. It will take force to make them stop and restore peace. Meanwhile, there is no way to address the incident that sparked the riots until peace is restored.
    Says you. Bull****.
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    Re: Claire McCaskill: ‘We need to demilitarize’

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtpoorchris View Post
    Says you. Bull****.
    So, your position is that the protesters are actually peaceful and exercising their First Amendment rights appropriately? All the stories of looting and damaging property are just bull****?

    Really?
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    Re: Claire McCaskill: ‘We need to demilitarize’

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    So, your position is that the protesters are actually peaceful and exercising their First Amendment rights appropriately? All the stories of looting and damaging property are just bull****?

    Really?
    Agreed - there are some who were throwing molotov cocktails at the police as documented already. While there are many who are peacefully protesting there are some who are not, as evidenced by the looting, violence. This is not one sided at all....

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    Re: Claire McCaskill: ‘We need to demilitarize’

    What they need to do is put them on the streets of South-side Chicago. Shooting deaths of blacks by blacks would stop almost immediately.

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    Re: Claire McCaskill: ‘We need to demilitarize’

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
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    Re: Claire McCaskill: ‘We need to demilitarize’

    Quote Originally Posted by Hicup View Post
    What they need to do is put them on the streets of South-side Chicago. Shooting deaths of blacks by blacks would stop almost immediately.

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    I think the "Chicago Way" from the movie "Untouchables" is appropriate and would work very well. "if they pull a knife, you pull a gun. If they put one of yours in the hospital, you put one of theirs in the morgue. Thats the Chicago Way."
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    Re: Claire McCaskill: ‘We need to demilitarize’

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    If the protesters were actually protesting, carrying signs, marching in the street, even shouting insults and acting a bit rowdy, then the above would be an excessive force.

    But, they're not. They're not really protesters at all, but rioters and thieves. It will take force to make them stop and restore peace. Meanwhile, there is no way to address the incident that sparked the riots until peace is restored.
    It was an excessive display of force. So the police backed down and the protests were civil. .

    The contrast speaks for itself. The civic official who authorized the SS into the street is idiot.

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    Re: Claire McCaskill: ‘We need to demilitarize’

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    It was an excessive display of force. So the police backed down and the protests were civil. .

    The contrast speaks for itself. The civic official who authorized the SS into the street is idiot.
    The protests are now civil? Is that because, (1) the cops "backed down, (2) all the good stuff is already looted, or (3) the show of force discouraged the vandals and thieves, leaving only the real protesters?

    or, perhaps a combination of all three.
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    Re: Claire McCaskill: ‘We need to demilitarize’

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    LOL !!

    Go Google the 1992 LA riots and watch the videos that show the first 24 hours of the riots.

    Watch the thugs pull innocent people from their vehicles and beat them to a pulp because there wasn't enough of a Police presence to shut down the roads leading into the epicenter of the riot

    What did it take to finally get the rioting and looting under control in 1992 ?

    It took the California National Guard.

    You have no idea what your talking about
    And you've paid no attention to any of my posts then. For it is precisely the NG that I have advocated in post after post should be tasked with the job when events eclipse normal law enforcement capabilities.
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