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    Riots in response to George Floyd's Murder

    this and it looks like it has hit the fan
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/28/us/mi...day/index.html

    George Floyd's death sparked heated protests across US as many call for charges against officers
    i think a fuse has been lit
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    Re: Whatcha thinking about now? (v2)

    Quote Originally Posted by anunitu View Post
    this and it looks like it has hit the fan
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/28/us/mi...day/index.html

    George Floyd's death sparked heated protests across US as many call for charges against officers
    i think a fuse has been lit

    I read about that. I think these officers shouldn't just get fired, they need to be charged with murder. However, the people are going around it the wrong way as well. Being violent isn't going to change anything. I just hope that there is no more of these types of violent outbursts. People can be hurt.
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    Re: Whatcha thinking about now? (v2)

    Quote Originally Posted by anunitu View Post
    this and it looks like it has hit the fan
    https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/28/us/mi...day/index.html

    George Floyd's death sparked heated protests across US as many call for charges against officers
    i think a fuse has been lit
    I think the protest are warranted but think the riots and vandalism of stores and property are bs to be honest. Yeah the guy died so lets go rob local stores and steal to show "our" disgust at the injustice of the system. That will get justice for his death.

    Gets no justice, destroys local property and your economy, puts peoples livelyhood in danger and often shuts down depressed area's even more. Then leaves them reeling for months if not years as the businesses shut their doors or even move out due to the destruction of their property. Sorry seen that over and over and the by product still lingers in area's like Baltimore and District of Columbia (D.C.) and surrounding Northern Virginia.
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    Re: Whatcha thinking about now? (v2)

    Quote Originally Posted by monsno_leedra View Post
    I think the protest are warranted but think the riots and vandalism of stores and property are bs to be honest. Yeah the guy died so lets go rob local stores and steal to show "our" disgust at the injustice of the system. That will get justice for his death.

    Gets no justice, destroys local property and your economy, puts peoples livelyhood in danger and often shuts down depressed area's even more. Then leaves them reeling for months if not years as the businesses shut their doors or even move out due to the destruction of their property. Sorry seen that over and over and the by product still lingers in area's like Baltimore and District of Columbia (D.C.) and surrounding Northern Virginia.
    It is a terrible idea to take out your rage on local businesses. Focusing on these instances without having a sense of their proportion (within the broader outcry against police violence) is potentially counterproductive however. The primary focus should be on the initial injustice and it’s broader context.
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    Re: Whatcha thinking about now? (v2)

    If your grandparent's parents had been slaves, and your grandparents had lived through Jim Crow, and your parents had lived through "whites only," and you are now watching videos of police outright murdering people because their skin color matches yours while other people like you have to risk their lives as minimum wage " essential workers," you might find yourself experiencing a bit of an undercurrent of barely controlled rage, ready to break out at any moment.

    Yeah. Rioting is bad, the wrong way to handle it, but I can certainly understand it.

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    Re: Whatcha thinking about now? (v2)

    This is going to be like the Eric Garner Case all over again. I already how George Fyold Murder Trial will play out and the police officer will not go to jail and even if he found guilty he'll get the minimum sentence probably 3 to 6 months if not almost a year in prison.

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    Re: Whatcha thinking about now? (v2)

    as i saw on the news the protests started out peaceful then the cops used tear gas to disperse the crowd,and then the crowd turned nasty and began looting and rioting,the cops should not have reacted that much force that way.they used rubber bullets as well on the initial protests,so you know how to get a crowd riled up?

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    watching it live on cnn right now,and the anger has come to other cities across our country and it seems a fuse has been lit?

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    and crowds are hard to control
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    Re: Whatcha thinking about now? (v2)

    I remember seeing riots over racial issues literally outside our front door when I was a kid in the East New York section of Brooklyn in the late 60s. Half a century later, and here we are. Why haven't we learned anything?

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    Re: Whatcha thinking about now? (v2)

    Quote Originally Posted by Hawkfeathers View Post
    I remember seeing riots over racial issues literally outside our front door when I was a kid in the East New York section of Brooklyn in the late 60s. Half a century later, and here we are. Why haven't we learned anything?
    Because the USA is racist, that's why.

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    Re: Whatcha thinking about now? (v2)

    Quote Originally Posted by Bartmanhomer View Post
    Because the USA is racist, that's why.
    That's not a fair statement to make. I think that what was done is horrible and that there should be a punishment worse than firing for these officers, but we're not all racists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartmanhomer View Post
    I agree but I doubt change will happen.
    Stop being upset and make change happen. Create a facebook group or page to make this issue known. You can't change anything if you don't start something.
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