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    Re: Ferguson Protesters Chain Mall Exits Shut

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    I think they saw an excuse to riot and loot, but that's just my opinion.
    Some people remember the days where the justice system in the south failed Emmett Till.
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    Re: Ferguson Protesters Chain Mall Exits Shut

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Perhaps these people feel that these protests are the only thing they have left to turn to since they believe that the justice system was rigged.
    No, if anything they're just pissed that their efforts to rig the justice system through intimidation haven't worked yet.
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    Re: Ferguson Protesters Chain Mall Exits Shut

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Some people remember the days where the justice system in the south failed Emmett Till.
    Sixty years ago, before civil rights legislation. A hundred years before that, blacks were slaves. Let them protest that, if they want to protest.
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    Re: Ferguson Protesters Chain Mall Exits Shut

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Sixty years ago, before civil rights legislation. A hundred years before that, blacks were slaves. Let them protest that, if they want to protest.
    That is not the grievance being protested.

    What is being protested is the justice system being rigged in favor of the cop, who told a story that turned a delinquent guilty of petty theft into some sort of beast. Wilson says that he heard brown was grunting like some aggressive animal. That sort of description paints the picture of events unfairly.
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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.
    Hmmm good point, perhaps someone told them they should start engaging in chain mail and they misunderstood.



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    Re: Ferguson Protesters Chain Mall Exits Shut

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Hmmm good point, perhaps someone told them they should start engaging in chain mail and they misunderstood.



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    I actually thought it said mail instead of mall the first time I read the thread title.
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    Re: Ferguson Protesters Chain Mall Exits Shut

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    That is not the grievance being protested.

    What is being protested is the justice system being rigged in favor of the cop, who told a story that turned a delinquent guilty of petty theft into some sort of beast. Wilson says that he heard brown was grunting like some aggressive animal. That sort of description paints the picture of events unfairly.
    It seems to me that this case was rigged the other way. If the grand jury found that the cop was telling the truth, they would unleash violence. If they found against the cop, then calm would ensue. How does that not encourage the grand jury to find reason to indict whether it is there or not? It is to their credit that they decided based on facts and evidence, not on politics.
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    Re: Ferguson Protesters Chain Mall Exits Shut

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Some people remember the days where the justice system in the south failed Emmett Till.
    I daresay the vast, vast majority of the people rioting and looting in Ferguson do not remember those days. What happened to Emmett Till was awful and despicable; it also happened in 1955.
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    Re: Ferguson Protesters Chain Mall Exits Shut

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Some people remember the days where the justice system in the south failed Emmett Till.
    Wait....you are not seriously trying to connect the Michael Brown case with Emmett Till, or insinuating that the rioters "remember" Emmett Till? Emmett Till was killed in 1955, almost 60 years ago. Anyone who would be old enough to remember Emmett Till would be in their 80s today. They are not the idiots who are looting and robbing, and in fact, I haven't seen anyone near that age in the protestors that we see on the news.

    Emmett Till was killed because he was a black teenager who didn't act according to the codes of society. He was hunted down and brutally murdered by 2 white men. The justice system totally failed him. There isn't a single correlation between Emmett Till's story and Michael Brown's story except that each dead teenager was black and the person/persons responsible for the death was white. And nobody looted and robbed anyone after Till's killers were acquitted.

    It is an incredible and ridiculous leap to attempt to connect those 2 cases in any way, not to mention it is disrespectful to the memory and friends and family of Till to compare him in any way to Brown's case.
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    Monday morning Dec.01 I watched MSNBC in the morning and the question about the presence and timing of the National Guard in Ferguson. This pampering of the rioters rights is disgusting. Question: Why is their no small group of organizers broadcasting throughout the community before the people assemble at night to not harm their own peoples businesses? Don't you think everyone knows the looters always find a "cause" as an excuse to burn and steal? How can this crap be shoved aside as the right to protest when in fact it is nothing to do with the incident or the right to protest?

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