Started by GSOgymrat, May 30, 2020, 09:11:58 AM
Quote from: drunkenshoe on May 30, 2020, 05:58:04 PM[Is there somewhere the rich Californians don't move in hordes in the States? I have been listening same things from OR and WA for years now. Inflated real estate prices.] E: An intact apsis looks fine considering the circumstances.
Quote from: Unbeliever on May 30, 2020, 08:17:12 PMOh, you ain't seen nothin' yet.
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 that 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.And because its the same systematic issue, it results in retaliation of the worst kind based on that same level of fear and tension always hanging over them.This isn't just a case of saying 'if we fix racism it'll fix everything', because you have a lot more problems there then just that.
Quote from: Hydra009 on May 30, 2020, 09:56:02 PMAdd to that the fact that these violent tendencies are ignored or excused. So someone that's been roughing up people unnecessarily for years "accidentally" kills a defenseless person. Oopsie! My bad. Guess I'll go on paid leave for a couple months.And the establishment just accepts that "these sorts of things happen" and we shouldn't rush to judgment because these people have hard and dangerous jobs. Oh really? Pizza delivery drivers are way more likely to get killed on the job but you don't see them crush someone's neck or shoot their dog or shoot at a cameraman or drive-by tear gas a nonviolent crowd.When you put lethal weapons into the hands of people with zero accountability, you get serious problems. Throw racial tensions into the mix, you get a real shitstorm.
Quote from: Baruch on May 30, 2020, 10:29:50 PMYou sent your criminals here, until Australia became available, remember ;-)
Quote from: Munch on May 30, 2020, 11:34:58 PMHad a talk with my boyfriend about these recent events, and he gave his thoughts on it. He said how he feels that the original principle of black lives matters had merit to it, because black people in america are still looked down on and struggle, they do have problems and it needs attention given to the fact and things change for them. However he said the problem with movements like BLM, same with the current wave of feminism and other similar political and social groups, is how they've become infested with toxic people, poisoning the well water, and making whatever the original concept of the movement meant to become corroded, and even become a entity that ruins the very concept of the original meaning.This is why its hard to trust any modern movement now because of how much toxic people today ruin them for everyone, his own words.
Quote from: Shiranu on May 31, 2020, 07:39:57 AMThere are a metric shit-ton more videos, but I'm having a hard time finding them on youtube. Wondering if their algorithms delete or hide videos involving police brutality...