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    Re: Ferguson Protesters Chain Mall Exits Shut

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    A localized riot is of no threat to the status quo and SP therein.



    Black and white are not ethnic groups or nationalities. There are reasons Cuban (nationality), Hispanic (ethnic group) and Asian (geographic group) are capitalized. White and black tells us nothing of the aforementioned.
    A raging mob would have no need of such trivial matters as nationality or ethnicity. It's either "them" or "us."

    If you happened to be in the direct path of such an event, I'm sure you wouldn't need much deliberation whether to join or defend.
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    Re: Ferguson Protesters Chain Mall Exits Shut

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    So, in your view systematic privilege is the reason most black folk are murdered and preyed upon by other black folks?
    Exactly. It has nothing to do with the number of people who reside in poorer communities riddled by gangs. Sure. It has to be the skin color. Though I never got my "white benefits"
    Package. Was it supposed to come in the mail? I guess I will ask at the next meeting.
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    Re: Ferguson Protesters Chain Mall Exits Shut

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Can you link to the page in the GJ testimony that was released where Wilson described Brown as the "stereotypical, brutish, violent, animalistic, black thug" please?
    Thanks for saving me the effort of asking the same question and waiting for an answer that never came.

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    Re: Ferguson Protesters Chain Mall Exits Shut

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Thanks for saving me the effort of asking the same question and waiting for an answer that never came.
    I took the time to read Officer Wilson's testimony in a link that Excon provided to the entire GJ testimony. I would have remembered him uttering those words, or in fact, uttering anything close to them. Of course, he didn't.

    I don't get why people are making things up that are completely untrue. It isn't just him, I've seen other posters do it too.
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    Re: Ferguson Protesters Chain Mall Exits Shut

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    The protestors do not trust the Ferguson police department.
    That's true, and that's a very real problem that should be addressed. Though I have no faith whatsoever that it will, however.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Ferguson Protesters Chain Mall Exits Shut

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I took the time to read Officer Wilson's testimony in a link that Excon provided to the entire GJ testimony. I would have remembered him uttering those words, or in fact, uttering anything close to them. Of course, he didn't.

    I don't get why people are making things up that are completely untrue. It isn't just him, I've seen other posters do it too.
    Yup. I read it the next day. Nothing in it approaches what he claimed.
    I get the sense some people think if they can repeat it and no one calls them on it they're good to go.
    There's too much of that and it's not just on this topic.

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    Re: Ferguson Protesters Chain Mall Exits Shut

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Acts like in the link of the OP are not helping but actually hurting. They must be following the wrong set of blueprints --- the one's they are following are how to poison the public against their cause.
    Let's see.... rioting hurts their cause (of course); blocking traffic hurts their cause; disrupting shopping hurts their cause....

    I suppose you would like them to just sit down and be quiet? That really shines a light on the cause, now doesn't it? Maybe they could each write a letter to the editor?

    Sorry for the inconvenience, but it seems that effective protests involve people getting in the way.

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    ...and, if you don't pay attention to this level of "in the way", the level of "in the way" gets escalated. There is a real issue to be heard. If people do not chose to hear it at this level, be prepared for the "volume to be raised".


    "But at the same time, it is as necessary for me to be as vigorous in condemning the conditions which cause persons to feel that they must engage in riotous activities as it is for me to condemn riots. I think America must see that riots do not develop out of thin air. Certain conditions continue to exist in our society which must be condemned as vigorously as we condemn riots. But in the final analysis, a riot is the language of the unheard." Martin Luther King, Jr.

    'Riot is the language of the unheard' What MLK would have said about the London riots - Waging Nonviolence

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    Re: Ferguson Protesters Chain Mall Exits Shut

    It seems to me that the phrase, "unarmed black teenager shot by white cop" was heard loud and clear. What wasn't heard was "Thug attacks cop, gets shot."

    Will it take a riot for that to be heard?
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    Re: Ferguson Protesters Chain Mall Exits Shut

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Let's see.... rioting hurts their cause (of course); blocking traffic hurts their cause; disrupting shopping hurts their cause....

    I suppose you would like them to just sit down and be quiet? That really shines a light on the cause, now doesn't it? Maybe they could each write a letter to the editor?
    I'd like the actual protestors who want change to denounce and step away from those who commit violence, arson and hurt innocent people. They should not be quite but if MLK and Ghandi taught us anything is that non-violence works towards change whereas violence poisons the well. I'd also ask the protestors if they really want to use Brown as their martyr.

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Sorry for the inconvenience, but it seems that effective protests involve people getting in the way.
    As with anything there is a right way to getting in the way and a wrong way. Ferguson's nights of looting, burning, violence and calls for "burning this bitch down" isn't the right way.
    “I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: Ferguson Protesters Chain Mall Exits Shut

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    It seems to me that the phrase, "unarmed black teenager shot by white cop" was heard loud and clear. What wasn't heard was "Thug attacks cop, gets shot."

    Will it take a riot for that to be heard?


    I doubt that a riot would promote that message.

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