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lunasun

(21,646 posts)
1. I have heard this over and over . The police didn't do anything to separate protest groups or move
Sun Aug 13, 2017, 10:59 PM
Aug 2017

in on brawls and assaults . What was happening ?were they given orders to stand back or did they make a pact to look the other way to save themselves ?

speaktruthtopower

(800 posts)
2. Lucky it wasn't worse....
Sun Aug 13, 2017, 11:06 PM
Aug 2017

'“It was essentially just brawling on the street,” one woman said after clashes between white nationalists and protesters left the nation unsettled.' - NYT

I saw another quote that said most of them were carrying firearms. That's an explosive situation, especially because the line of self-defense gets blurred when you are armed and someone close enough to take the weapon.

SMC22307

(8,090 posts)
3. What's going on in the pic with the fat alt-right man-boy in the white suit with Pepe pin...
Mon Aug 14, 2017, 02:57 AM
Aug 2017

and the militia dude? It's hard to keep all these loser players straight...

SMC22307

(8,090 posts)
8. A local academic in a Pepe pin? I doubt that.
Sun Aug 20, 2017, 03:14 AM
Aug 2017

I still don't know who that dude is -- haven't been to @yesyoureracist in a while to see if he's been outed. But I did read a good piece somewhere (WaPo? Guardian? NYT?) about "free speech" militia groups from PA and NY who went to Charlottesville to "keep the peace." One member disparaged the "right-wing lunatics" -- that pic looks like one shoving a Nazi/Klansman kook into the bushes.

Demtexan

(1,588 posts)
4. Why did the cops let the nazis walk around with weapons.
Mon Aug 14, 2017, 06:48 AM
Aug 2017

The police not doing their job killed a young woman and injured more.

Our side would have been arrested for doing the same thing.

We have the right to protect ourselfs.

lostnfound

(16,254 posts)
5. It's probably just luck it didn't turn into a slaughter with all those armed nutcases feeling angry.
Mon Aug 14, 2017, 08:40 AM
Aug 2017

Demtexan

(1,588 posts)
7. I waiting for a news report about this.
Mon Aug 14, 2017, 02:53 PM
Aug 2017

If our side would not have fought back it might have happened.

Also the bats and poles should have been taken away.

The cops killed two of their own in the helicopter accident because they were afraid or were supporting the nazis.

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