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Thread: Car vs Protesters - Who was right?

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    Re: Car vs Protesters - Who was right?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Protestors surrounding your car in a highly charged atmosphere can be downright threatening.
    Which is why he is a maniac for choosing to plough through the protestors and place himself in that situation. He chose to do that rather than take the opportunity (which was available as evidenced in the video), to simply cross lanes and allow the person in authority to direct his vehicle around the protestors.

    The protestors were blocking the intersection. There were quite a few other vehicles inconvenienced and halted by their actions - they were not being surrounded and threatened.

    The guy in the vehicle is a lunatic. No ifs, buts or maybes.
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    Re: Car vs Protesters - Who was right?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Pete, if you make it a practice of walking down the middle of the street because you think the pedestrian always has the right of way, you should stop doing that. I mean that sincerely. For your safety, I'm telling you that the pedestrian does not legally always have the right of way.
    Likewise if you are driving in Dallas Texas and some protesters jump in front of you car you need to stop even though you think you have the right of way, the judge or jury may not see it you way and charge you with manslaughter.


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    Re: Car vs Protesters - Who was right?

    And this is all beside the fact the protesters are on the wrong side of the issue.

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    Re: Car vs Protesters - Who was right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    Which is why he is a maniac for choosing to plough through the protestors and place himself in that situation. He chose to do that rather than take the opportunity (which was available as evidenced in the video), to simply cross lanes and allow the person in authority to direct his vehicle around the protestors.

    The protestors were blocking the intersection. There were quite a few other vehicles inconvenienced and halted by their actions - they were not being surrounded and threatened.

    The guy in the vehicle is a lunatic. No ifs, buts or maybes.
    It's interesting you see the driver as the only one who should be expected to avoid a situation like that as if the protestors made no questionable choices themselves.
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    Re: Car vs Protesters - Who was right?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Why is there no option for posters that don't lean either way?
    Because OP is trying to polarize the issue.

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    Re: Car vs Protesters - Who was right?

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Likewise if you are driving in Dallas Texas and some protesters jump in front of you car you need to stop even though you think you have the right of way, the judge or jury may not see it you way and charge you with manslaughter.
    If anyone, including but not limited to, gang members, car jackers, rioters, looters and/or protestors impede my vehicle when I'm somewhere I'm legally operating my vehicle, surround it and try to keep me where I don't want to be, I'll do what's necessary to protect myself and whoever's with me and yes, I'd expect to face judgment and you can bet I would insist that it be done by a jury.
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    Re: Car vs Protesters - Who was right?

    From the first video I saw earlier this week I was not sure whether or not the driver did anything wrong, but based on this video (driving/ramming himself through a crowd of people) I would say arrest this man and try him for attempted murder/grievous bodily harm to numerous people. What kind of a moron just rams his way through a crowd. That is just totally insane.

    The police also has their fair share of the blame, they should have blocked the road and diverted the traffic from that intersection IMHO.
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    Re: Car vs Protesters - Who was right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    From the first video I saw earlier this week I was not sure whether or not the driver did anything wrong, but based on this video (driving/ramming himself through a crowd of people) I would say arrest this man and try him for attempted murder/grievous bodily harm to numerous people. What kind of a moron just rams his way through a crowd. That is just totally insane.

    The police also has their fair share of the blame, they should have blocked the road and diverted the traffic from that intersection IMHO.
    Don't forget the people who were in the road.

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    Re: Car vs Protesters - Who was right?

    From what I see the crowd doesn't form around the car; the car tried to force it's way through the crowd. The driver should be charged. Also using the video, if the people obstructing traffic can be identified, they can be charged or ticketed, whichever is appropriate for the laws where it happened.

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    Re: Car vs Protesters - Who was right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Don't forget the people who were in the road.
    I did not forget them, but they are people demonstrating and are no match for a big hunk of metal with an engine to propel it.
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