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Boogiemack

(1,406 posts)
Sat Sep 26, 2020, 10:37 AM Sep 2020

Why is it ok to raise money for a 17 year-old who killed two peaceful protesters but

Last edited Sat Sep 26, 2020, 11:16 AM - Edit history (1)

it is a problem for raising money to pay fines for former prisoners who have served their time?

Also, the 17-year old is being healed as a hero by the RW even though he was he was illegally carrying an assault rifle. What if he had been a black youth doing the same thing? A black man can't even use a legally owned and licensed gun to protect himself and family from unknown intruders under the guise of a no-knock illegal warrant.

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Why is it ok to raise money for a 17 year-old who killed two peaceful protesters but (Original Post) Boogiemack Sep 2020 OP
The ultimate White Privilege: Getting away with murder. no_hypocrisy Sep 2020 #1
Indeed. nt iluvtennis Sep 2020 #5
If I wanted to pay for someone's fines I could right? Maybe the problem is Bloomberg Maraya1969 Sep 2020 #2
Bloomberg is donating to the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition csziggy Sep 2020 #6
Great post. 👍 crickets Sep 2020 #7
+1 c-rational Sep 2020 #8
Psst! The answer to your question is: racism. BadgerMom Sep 2020 #3
100% Ferrets are Cool Sep 2020 #4
It's quite simple. We've reached the point where logic and law have been turned upside-down. Ford_Prefect Sep 2020 #9
Because one benefits repubs and one benefits dems. IOKIAR is at work here. -nt CrispyQ Sep 2020 #10
I know I'll get backlash, but I do value the Dems' reputation for clearer thinking... LAS14 Sep 2020 #11
Because The Media Sets Up The Expectations Game DallasNE Sep 2020 #12

Maraya1969

(22,364 posts)
2. If I wanted to pay for someone's fines I could right? Maybe the problem is Bloomberg
Sat Sep 26, 2020, 10:50 AM
Sep 2020

announced it. Maybe he should just pay the fines with cashier's checks so they can't trace them

Who the hell is this judge to say what someone can and can't do with their money?

csziggy

(34,113 posts)
6. Bloomberg is donating to the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition
Sat Sep 26, 2020, 12:14 PM
Sep 2020

Which is a legal non-profit organization. He is not paying the fines and fees directly for individuals, but the FRRC does.

I donated to them, my sister donated to them. Tens of thousands of people donated to them. If Ashley Moody (Florida AG - R) wants to investigate Bloomberg, then every single person who donated to that cause should contact Moody and insist that every single one of them should also be investigated, also.

I did not donate to "buy votes" - I donated because the amendment I voted for was intended to allow returning citizens to have the right to vote. The Republican run government of Florida decided to tack on fines and fees that they don't even keep track of just to keep people from voting. The Florida government has spent more money in court costs fighting this battle than they could probably collect from the returning citizens.

Ford_Prefect

(7,718 posts)
9. It's quite simple. We've reached the point where logic and law have been turned upside-down.
Sat Sep 26, 2020, 12:48 PM
Sep 2020

White is now Black and Black is now White. So be very careful when you use a cross-walk, or address remarks to the court or the choir.

LAS14

(13,735 posts)
11. I know I'll get backlash, but I do value the Dems' reputation for clearer thinking...
Sat Sep 26, 2020, 12:50 PM
Sep 2020

... than the Repubs. That teenager is NOT a hero. But there's a video of him on the ground firing at someone pointing a handgun at him. So let's keep our credibility and be careful about the details.

DallasNE

(7,386 posts)
12. Because The Media Sets Up The Expectations Game
Sat Sep 26, 2020, 12:52 PM
Sep 2020

And all of the major networks have very rich ownership that are there to see that Republicans remain competitive, which can be done by controlling the narrative. It is a game of follow the money.

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