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    Man sprays bear repellent during California Trump protest

    From ABC News

    Man sprays bear repellent during California Trump protest

    Authorities in Southern California say a supporter of Donald Trump was arrested after spraying bear repellent on a small crowd protesting the president at the Santa Monica Pier.

    Santa Monica police say pro- and anti-Trump demonstrators were shouting at each other Saturday when a scuffle broke out.

    A video posted online shows a man wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat circling the crowd and then unleashing a torrent of spray from a canister.

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    Let's hear all of Mr. Trump's supporters chiming in -

    "A good guy with a gun would have prevented this violent assault."

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    Re: Man sprays bear repellent during California Trump protest

    maybe he can share a cell with his precious someday.

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    Re: Man sprays bear repellent during California Trump protest

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
    From ABC News

    Man sprays bear repellent during California Trump protest

    Authorities in Southern California say a supporter of Donald Trump was arrested after spraying bear repellent on a small crowd protesting the president at the Santa Monica Pier.

    Santa Monica police say pro- and anti-Trump demonstrators were shouting at each other Saturday when a scuffle broke out.

    A video posted online shows a man wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat circling the crowd and then unleashing a torrent of spray from a canister.

    COMMENT:-

    Let's hear all of Mr. Trump's supporters chiming in -

    "A good guy with a gun would have prevented this violent assault."

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    What on Earth are you talking about, TU Curmudgeon?

    First, the man in question used a nonlethal instrument with which to commit an unlawful battery. While extremely painful, bear repellent is generally not dangerous unless one has an allergic reaction to it.

    Second, the argument "a good man with a gun" is typically brought up with regard to mass-shootings in gun-free zones. Not for assault and battery committed during political protests.

    Third, a good man with a gun was there, apparently. Namely, the arresting officer.
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    Re: Man sprays bear repellent during California Trump protest

    I'm sure we will see plenty enlightening comments about how this is just one lone jerk and so what, from the very same people who regularly act like everyone they say is "on the left" is somehow responsible for ANTIFA antics.
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    Re: Man sprays bear repellent during California Trump protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Person View Post
    I'm sure we will see plenty enlightening comments about how this is just one lone jerk and so what, from the very same people who regularly act like everyone they say is "on the left" is somehow responsible for ANTIFA antics.
    Since it has been judicially determined that "action is speech" (for the purpose of the US constitution), I'm waiting for the first of Mr. Trump's supporters to spring to the defence of someone who "was only exercising his First Amendment rights".

    I realize that this thread is going to sink like a stone, but would you like to place a bet on how many more than 1,000 posts it would receive if the arrogant, stupid, pathetic, loser with the bear spray had NOT been a supporter of Mr. Trump?

    PS - We've already received the first "But that's DIFFERENT!!!" post.
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    Re: Man sprays bear repellent during California Trump protest

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
    From ABC News

    Man sprays bear repellent during California Trump protest

    Authorities in Southern California say a supporter of Donald Trump was arrested after spraying bear repellent on a small crowd protesting the president at the Santa Monica Pier.

    Santa Monica police say pro- and anti-Trump demonstrators were shouting at each other Saturday when a scuffle broke out.

    A video posted online shows a man wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat circling the crowd and then unleashing a torrent of spray from a canister.

    COMMENT:-

    Let's hear all of Mr. Trump's supporters chiming in -

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    What kind of bear repellent Black Bear or Polar Bear?

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    Re: Man sprays bear repellent during California Trump protest

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
    From ABC News

    Man sprays bear repellent during California Trump protest

    Authorities in Southern California say a supporter of Donald Trump was arrested after spraying bear repellent on a small crowd protesting the president at the Santa Monica Pier.

    Santa Monica police say pro- and anti-Trump demonstrators were shouting at each other Saturday when a scuffle broke out.

    A video posted online shows a man wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat circling the crowd and then unleashing a torrent of spray from a canister.

    COMMENT:-

    Let's hear all of Mr. Trump's supporters chiming in -

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    So not Antifa this time?
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    Re: Man sprays bear repellent during California Trump protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Person View Post
    I'm sure we will see plenty enlightening comments about how this is just one lone jerk and so what, from the very same people who regularly act like everyone they say is "on the left" is somehow responsible for ANTIFA antics.
    Well, he is one lone criminal jerk who went to this protest with the intention of committing assault and battery, just as the members of ANTIFA/Black Bloc are a collection of jerks who go out with the intention of committing assault and battery. No one on either side of the political aisle is responsible for their criminality, except insofar as they engage in open encouragement or excuse-making for them.

    Turning to the present case: Were I to engage in idle speculation, I would say this man went to the protest expecting (perhaps even praying) to be accosted by ANTIFA/Black Bloc for whom he had spent a whole thirty bucks to buy his canister of bear mace, only to find a bunch of upset Santa Monica soccer moms instead. So he just got frustrated with the whole back-and-forth and fired off the bear mace.
    Itís in the small things that the rot starts. Do the wrong thing once, itís easier to do it again. Do the individualistic thing once, it is easy to do it again.

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    Re: Man sprays bear repellent during California Trump protest

    Quote Originally Posted by TU Curmudgeon View Post
    From ABC News

    Man sprays bear repellent during California Trump protest

    Authorities in Southern California say a supporter of Donald Trump was arrested after spraying bear repellent on a small crowd protesting the president at the Santa Monica Pier.

    Santa Monica police say pro- and anti-Trump demonstrators were shouting at each other Saturday when a scuffle broke out.

    A video posted online shows a man wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat circling the crowd and then unleashing a torrent of spray from a canister.

    COMMENT:-

    Let's hear all of Mr. Trump's supporters chiming in -

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    This moron is lucky that someone who inhaled that chemical didn't have asthma or other respiratory disorders. I hope the judge throws the book at this idiot.
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    Re: Man sprays bear repellent during California Trump protest

    Quote Originally Posted by Felis Leo View Post
    Well, he is one lone criminal jerk who went to this protest with the intention of committing assault and battery, just as the members of ANTIFA/Black Bloc are a collection of jerks who go out with the intention of committing assault and battery. No one on either side of the political aisle is responsible for their criminality, except insofar as they engage in open encouragement or excuse-making for them.

    Turning to the present case: Were I to engage in idle speculation, I would say this man went to the protest expecting (perhaps even praying) to be accosted by ANTIFA/Black Bloc for whom he had spent a whole thirty bucks to buy his canister of bear mace, only to find a bunch of upset Santa Monica soccer moms instead. So he just got frustrated with the whole back-and-forth and fired off the bear mace.
    Bolded: Indeed. But in the threads about ANTIFA around here, a certain group of people regularly act as if what they consider "the left" has group responsibility for ANTIFA's acts, often expressed as a demand that left-lean posters on DP enter the thread just to denounce ANTIFA for the thousandth time to prove that they do not support it.
    Zelensky: [. . .] We are ready to continue to cooperate for the next steps specifically we are almost ready to buy more Javelins from the United States for defense purposes.

    Trump: I would like you to do us a favor though [. . . ]

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