Started by GSOgymrat, May 30, 2020, 09:11:58 AM
Quote from: drunkenshoe on May 30, 2020, 03:59:29 PMI don't think that's what he means.
Quote from: trdsf on May 30, 2020, 05:34:21 PMWeâ€™re on our third day of protests downtown; county emergency management is advising avoiding the downtown area.I can sort of understand throwing rocks at the state house, city hall, police HQ -- I donâ€™t approve of the violence, but that seems to me to be political action more than just destruction for destructionâ€™s sake, and Bob knows thereâ€™s sufficient reason for the rage.I do not understand busting up theaters and shops that just happen to be there. At a minimum, thatâ€™s counterproductive; I can sympathize to some degree with an attack on the places of power. I cannot sympathize with the destruction of a historic theater, a convenience store, a restaurant.Things are more peaceful today -- but yesterday, our congresswoman, one of our county commissioners and our president of City Council got pepper-sprayed. And yes, they are all three African-American.And just ten minutes ago, they have announced a curfew from 10pm to 6am until further notice and activated the state National Guard to deal with the protests.This is why â€œMay you live in interesting timesâ€ is a curse.
Quote from: aitm on May 30, 2020, 06:04:26 PMI understand and agree with you. The peaceful protest has not worked. Even on the advice of a veteran kneeling as a peaceful protest doesn't work. peaceful protests don't work.
Quote from: Munch on May 30, 2020, 07:36:53 PMHello Malcolm XViolent protests don't work either
Quote from: Munch on May 30, 2020, 12:15:18 PMyeah. People what things to change for the better there. These violent protests are not helping that however, its just making things worse.
Quote from: Blackleaf on May 30, 2020, 07:44:11 PMThe riots are certainly not a good thing, but it is the only way these people are heard. You know how many people were completely apathetic to the murder of George Floyd, but are suddenly invested in the riots? A lot of people. They are part of the problem.Racists in uniforms are allowed free reign to discriminate, harass, and even murder people of color, and the government covers up for them. I guarantee you, if there was no photographic or video evidence of the crime, nothing would have happened to the cops. Now those involved have been fired. What a slap on the wrist that is. You know what happens to people who are suspected of murder when they're not wearing a badge? They go to prison to await trail. But these guys get to wait at home, surrounded by guards to protect them until things blow over, while Conservatives play the "innocent until proven guilty" card.
Quote from: Munch on May 30, 2020, 09:40:54 PMhonestly, you guys over there just have a complete systematic problem all over. Your gun laws are easy and while they remains there won't be a end to things like mass shootings or all other related gun crime. Living in such a state of tension its no wonder police develop violent and trigger happy tendencies, and the worst of them it just brings out the crocked states of mind like seeing anyone they deem less then themselves as a threat and so abuse the power they have.
Quote from: Munch on May 30, 2020, 07:36:53 PMHello Malcolm XViolent protests don't work either, and especially won't work with a guy like trump as your commander and chief.