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Fri May 29, 2020, 11:42 AM

You can be appalled by looting, vandalism, arson, etc., but

When citizens are being murdered in the streets by the very people that are supposed to be upholding the laws, you really don't have a justice system. What you have is a Banana Republic level of corruption and not a country of laws. Maybe burning down the current system is warranted. Maybe we are too far from justice and law and order to bother with worrying about what a few protesters do at this point. Maybe we are already well beyond the point of giving a damn when we are being murdered with impunity.

I have never been mistreated by a law enforcement officer. But I am aware enough to know that once injustice begins, it won't stop at just the most vulnerable citizens. It will spread to all levels of society. We either stand together against injustice or we go down together at the hands of injustice. It is time for everyone to decide.

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Reply You can be appalled by looting, vandalism, arson, etc., but (Original post)
Joe Nation May 2020 OP
Faux pas May 2020 #1
Throck May 2020 #2
malaise May 2020 #3
duforsure May 2020 #4
gibraltar72 May 2020 #5
jimfields33 May 2020 #6
stillcool May 2020 #9
MichMan May 2020 #10
Kingofalldems May 2020 #11
DBoon May 2020 #7
BusyBeingBest May 2020 #8

Response to Joe Nation (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 11:43 AM

1. Kickin'

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Response to Joe Nation (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 11:49 AM

2. None of it us justified.

Revenge of this level is not justified nor should it replace justice, otherwise the US will start looking like the sect tribal warfare that helped put Sadam into power in Iraq years ago.

Gandhi would cry.

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Response to Joe Nation (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 11:53 AM

3. This n/t

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Response to Joe Nation (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 11:54 AM

4. trump attacks the looters and thieves saying they should be shot,

But says nothing against these cops that murder black people. But his history is one of racist rants , and discrimination. Micheal Cohen and others could now offer up examples of racist remarks and actions he's taken in the past . He learned well from his racist father Fred, and his father was a violent protester attacking the police with KKK members , who after arrested helped bail some of them out of jail. We got a illegitimate president who has screwed up causing over a 100,000 people to lose their lives, and 50-60 million out of work because of him, but he wants others shot.

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Response to Joe Nation (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 11:57 AM

5. Some asshole on FB was spouting do it the right way

I'm sick of that shit. Colin tried it the right way. He can't get a job because Jerry Jones and NFL are assholes. Peaceful protest is not rewarded. Cities will burn tonight if those cops are not arrested. It is just that simple.

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Response to Joe Nation (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 11:58 AM

6. I guess I don't understand destroying the city you live in

Itís going to take years to get those stores and restaurants back in business especially after being closed so long prior to this. Iím just not sure who it hurts. The police? They will have the city rebuild their police station. I understand being pissed off. The situation with that jerk of a cop is sick. I heard heís living in his home in windimire, Florida (rich area) way far from the city he personally destroyed.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #6)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:24 PM

9. Pissed off. It's way beyond that..

and way beyond this incident. It's happening everywhere. I don't know how I would feel if whites were targeted, and killed by black police officers. I don't know what it feels like to be that target, all day, every day, because of my skin color. I do feel the hopelessness, and helplessness, and understand how that lack of power can manifest itself. It's too bad that people look at the action, and not at the cause, or don't have the ability to see what they haven't experienced. Give these people a way to express their anger, a glimpse of hope of a better day, and you won't have looting. Cause and effect.

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #6)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:25 PM

10. Detroit never recovered from the effects of the 1967 riot

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #6)

Fri May 29, 2020, 02:56 PM

11. Guess he's not in Florida since he is under arrest.

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Response to Joe Nation (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:02 PM

7. I too am appalled by looting, vandalism, arson, etc., but ...

... after seeing armed white men threaten elected government officials in public and get away with it, I am considerably less appalled by it.

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Response to Joe Nation (Original post)

Fri May 29, 2020, 12:14 PM

8. Problem is, it gives the Donnie Dump administration and his cult

a rallying point, to galvanize white support where it was eroding due to his clusterfuckery on the virus. It's a gift to the Tiki Torch whites.

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