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- May 22, 2010
I haven’t been involved with this discussion, but I can answer yes to one of your questions. Gina, you should stay and offer your thoughts and insights. If what you suspect is true, they would be a valuable addition to the discussion and the people taking part in it.Hmm, passing by...
Just a question, is anyone in the conversation Black? African-American? Has anyone in this conversation had a conversation with any Black person? African-American person? I ask because I just went thru all three pages and I might have missed it but no one seems to have injected the key word... *equality*.
Pardon the interrupt, I'll be moving along now...
The reason I popped in was to *see* what people thought about the *rioting* but after reading some of the replies... I felt like people were missing the point. I don't know how much insight I can offer except to say...I haven’t been involved with this discussion, but I can answer yes to one of your questions. Gina, you should stay and offer your thoughts and insights. If what you suspect is true, they would be a valuable addition to the discussion and the people taking part in it.
Keeping in mind the original question (which was not actually intended to start a discussion, just vent some anti-American zingers) I’ll offer a couple of thoughts. About a week ago there was a protest organized in our area. We didn’t go, primarily because of the covid situation. We are still isolating, haven’t even been out to a restaurant yet.
The protest started peacefully in the afternoon, but got ugly in the evening. The majority of the protesters were white by the way. According to the news people on site the crowd “self-escalated”. By the end they had vandalized a police station and city hall. They had set fire to cars and vandalized a number of businesses and vehicles (graffiti, broken windows, etc). There had not been any police action to trigger it, but the police did use tear gas once the crowd became aggressive.
From what I saw on the news, the police were remarkably restrained. They had people screaming obscenities in their faces, throwing water bottles and rocks. They just stood behind a barricade. We have not had a “George Floyd” type incident here. Why scream at the police here? They haven't done anything wrong. Why vandalize cars and businesses that happened to be nearby? They may well have been owned by people of color, the people you're supposedly protesting in support of. The crowd didn’t care; they just seemed to want to create havoc.
The original protest was appropriate and I fully support it. The following actions, which I’m sure were perpetrated by a small minority, were completely out of line and frankly divert attention from the very real issues that prompted the protest in the first place.
well you may be a little bit correct. But did you see the clips? They were already arrested. Do me a favor. Go to twitter.com and search for #policeBrutaility then select video tab. Watch as many as you like then we can have a talk. Yesterday another two officers were fired because of this. It’s all over media and you must have seen itLet's be honest this has everything to do with the behavior of your people being arrested and not only the police.
Not sure if it is sarcasm but in case it wasn't, after Gina's posts, I feel a bit like an insensitive jerk.Thanks NauticalGent,
I refuse to go down that rabbit hole, it takes the attention off the real crime which is a servant of the people was responsible for the death of one of his charges.Can someone please explain to me why the unlawful death of George Floyd was because of racism? I just don't get it (so far). To me, you need evidence for a such a claim, but I haven't actually seen any.
You may get upset with this reply, but I really think if you’re looking for an answer, you should put your support for president trump aside and look at the events from a neutralized point of view.Can someone please explain to me why the unlawful death of George Floyd was because of racism? I just don't get it (so far). To me, you need evidence for a such a claim, but I haven't actually seen any.