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Wed May 27, 2020, 04:20 AM

Compare and Contrast as White Racist Privilege as Policy Kills (Again).



This is weird. A couple weeks back, I saw dudes with MAGA-wear and carrying heavy artillery storm the state house in my hometown of Lansing. Not a single canister of tear gas was deployed.



Can't quite put my finger on why heavily armed Trump supporters are allowed to stop traffic and storm state houses out of dislike for public safety measures, but unarmed people protesting police murders are met with tear gas and stun grenades, can someone help me


Not surprising. But at this point I just wish they could try and pretend to be at least slightly subtle about their white supremacist privilege. That would just be polite...

As an added bonus - the police are using tear gas during a respiratory virus pandemic. What genius thought that through? BAME communities disproportionately affected by this virus - that attacks the lungs - lets gas them... Good grief

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Reply Compare and Contrast as White Racist Privilege as Policy Kills (Again). (Original post)
Soph0571 May 2020 OP
betsuni May 2020 #1
Solly Mack May 2020 #2
Cha May 2020 #3
safeinOhio May 2020 #4
Kaiserguy May 2020 #5
3Hotdogs May 2020 #12
safeinOhio May 2020 #13
malaise May 2020 #6
Name removed May 2020 #7
RandiFan1290 May 2020 #8
Soph0571 May 2020 #10
RandiFan1290 May 2020 #17
Lonestarblue May 2020 #9
Alacritous Crier May 2020 #11
ouija May 2020 #14
Hermit-The-Prog May 2020 #15
Soph0571 May 2020 #18
brer cat May 2020 #16

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 04:24 AM

1. K&R

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 04:28 AM

2. K&R

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 04:44 AM

3. It's just too sad what's going on here.

Thank you for these tweets pointing out the contrast, Soph.

Both Retweeted.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 05:00 AM

4. We can learn from it.

All ways take big guns to demos. New bans would pop up the next day.

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #4)

Wed May 27, 2020, 05:14 AM

5. If your white

and Reich-Wing even without guns you would be safe. They just bring the guns to show that they are very small men and need help to feel big

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Response to safeinOhio (Reply #4)

Wed May 27, 2020, 06:32 AM

12. That's what the Panthers learned.

California had some version of open carry. Cops were brutalizing blacks. Panthers began following cop cars. Panthers carried shotguns and got out of their cars when cops interacted with civilians.

Charges of police brutality ceased.

Governor Ronnie Raygun responded by having the state legislature ban open carry.

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Response to 3Hotdogs (Reply #12)

Wed May 27, 2020, 06:40 AM

13. That's what I was thinking.

First ban on open carry was by St. Ronnie.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 05:15 AM

6. I'll take institutional racism for a true daily double Alex

Duh!

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Response to Name removed (Reply #7)

Wed May 27, 2020, 05:35 AM

8. Welcome Back to DU

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Response to RandiFan1290 (Reply #8)

Wed May 27, 2020, 06:20 AM

10. Which troll was it

I just saw the comment and reported it... figured it was a rerun of a previous incarnation of nasty

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Response to Soph0571 (Reply #10)

Wed May 27, 2020, 07:40 AM

17. One of many

returning trolls

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 06:12 AM

9. KKK lovers have infiltrated police departments around the country.

The FBI warned about more than a decade ago. When Democrats are in control again, we need the DOJ to tackle white supremacists. They especially need to be kicked out of police departments.

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 06:22 AM

11. K&R

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Response to Alacritous Crier (Reply #11)

Wed May 27, 2020, 06:48 AM

14. Great points

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 07:03 AM

15. "What genius thought that through?" What makes you think they didn't?

It's pretty obvious they want to inflict harm on certain people. They're very selective.

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Response to Hermit-The-Prog (Reply #15)

Wed May 27, 2020, 07:45 AM

18. Yeah that is the scariest thing about it...

The fact that that may be the point

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Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed May 27, 2020, 07:24 AM

16. K&R

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