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Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:37 PM

Biden speech interrupted by protesters

Source: The Hill

President Biden's rally to mark his 100th day in office was interrupted as soon as it began by protesters calling for an end to detention centers and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

Biden was in the process of thanking Georgia voters at the outset of his remarks when protesters could be heard shouting "End detention now" and "Abolish ICE." One protester called out "Our families are dying," and noted that they voted for Biden in the 2020 election.

"I agree with you," Biden called back. "I'm working on it, man. Give me another five days."




"There should be no private prisons, period," Biden added.

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Reply Biden speech interrupted by protesters (Original post)
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 29 OP
marble falls Apr 29 #1
liberalla Apr 29 #2
melm00se Apr 30 #12
NJCher Apr 29 #3
riversedge Apr 30 #9
Deminpenn Apr 30 #13
NJCher Apr 30 #15
Rhiannon12866 Apr 29 #4
ancianita Apr 30 #5
Rhiannon12866 Apr 30 #6
ancianita Apr 30 #7
Rhiannon12866 Apr 30 #8
Behind the Aegis Apr 30 #10
Maxheader Apr 30 #11
twodogsbarking Apr 30 #14
msfiddlestix Apr 30 #16
mahina Apr 30 #18
Evolve Dammit Apr 30 #17
Bayard Apr 30 #19

Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 07:41 PM

1. "There should be no private prisons, period ..."! Or county lockups.

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 09:48 PM

2. Five days? that sounds intriguing...

What's happening in 5 days? That's the 4th of May.
Another big unveiling of something ???

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Response to liberalla (Reply #2)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 07:42 AM

12. A new Star Wars movie?

LOL

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 09:59 PM

3. call me naive if you want

but I believe we will see something in five days.

Phasing out private prisons? I would be ecstatic.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 05:24 AM

9. no naivity. Something will happen. yes.

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Response to NJCher (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 08:42 AM

13. Didn't Biden already issue an EO on private prisons?

To close the ones used by the federal govt?

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Response to Deminpenn (Reply #13)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 09:56 AM

15. just a first step

and at that early date, about all he could do. All the EO did was say that the federal government could not engage in contracts with private prisons. This affects only a small portion of prisoners. I'm not sure how much but the figure of 8 per cent comes to mind, but don't quote me on that.

So to sum up, all that EO did was transfer people out of private prisons to public facilities, which is good because it dealt the private prison industry a blow (did they ever scream) but it does nothing to accomplish the overall goal of ending mass incarceration. That is the ultimate goal.

It is what the people protesting were bringing to his attention. Also that previous actions didn't affect ICE.

Activists in this movement (I'm one of them and have been for a couple decades now) say that the larger, overall goal is to alleviate poverty, drug addiction, and homelessness. Ultimately that means economic equality. I would say that Biden's efforts with the American Families Plan and the American Jobs Plan are going to help achieve that goal. An example of how is that it is going to provide for jobs that do not necessarily require a degree. It also will benefit minority women through help with childcare. That will help strengthen minority familities (certainly not limited to that) economically.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 01:53 AM

5. He was cool, forthright. They quieted down and applauded the rest of his speech. He was great.

I'm glad tweets recognized all that.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 01:57 AM

6. I said last night that I thought it was an historic speech

And I'm glad to hear that appears to be the consensus pretty much everywhere - except for those who are insane enough to be still hanging on to the former guy.

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Response to Rhiannon12866 (Reply #6)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 02:02 AM

7. It was!

I hope Biden goes to more battleground states to do more of the same. I think he's more welcome than conflict-driven biased media would have us believe.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 02:15 AM

8. Oh, that would be great! And exactly what he needs to do

Experiencing this president in person would certainly change hearts and minds of those who don't follow him on the news. I really wish he'd come here to New York, but I realize that's unlikely to happen. We're seen as a reliable "blue state" even though that's because of the more populous downstate - we could use some help up here in the Northeast!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 05:28 AM

10. Wait. He didn't encourage listeners to beat the shit out of them?

How un-presidential!




It is so fucking nice to have a goddamned adult, an INTELLIGENT person, in charge!

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 06:43 AM

11. Was it possible...



It was staged? ..

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 09:21 AM

14. I have wondered about this very thing

at other times.

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 10:11 AM

16. No, I don't think that at all. I've witnessed the same sort of thing

at campaign rallies here in the Bay Area, It's usually the Vegan people who interrupt.

Not just in the crowd but actually go up ON THE STAGE protesting whoever our candidate is. It's not just obnoxious and disrespecting but it hurts the cause they're trying to promote.


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Response to Maxheader (Reply #11)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 10:51 AM

18. I don't think so buddy

That was the real thing

Plus who would want to encourage more of that kind of interruption

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 10:38 AM

17. This has real potential. Stay tuned....

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Response to Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin (Original post)

Fri Apr 30, 2021, 10:52 AM

19. So, he's supposed to solve all problems in his first 100 days?

He's doing a great job. Give him a break.

I'm sure Fox will blow this incident into something unrecognizable.

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