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2014-08-10 10:18:19 PM  
This is day two of the ongoing events in St. Louis. Please keep in mind that while we all enjoy a good healthy riot thread this isn't an excuse to go off about your terrible opinion of minorities.

Keep it civil and imagine that your mom is reading the thread, because she will be as soon as I wake her up.
 
2014-08-11 10:10:19 AM  
WTF St.Louis, you used to be cool. Oh wait...
 
2014-08-11 10:21:37 AM  
St. Louis residents experience a city wide walk of shame

How is that different from any other morning?
 
2014-08-11 10:26:04 AM  
A whole night of drinking and looting and you wake up, hung over next to a Coby TV.  Sure while you were drunk it looked like a Sony, but in the grim light of day you have to drag your arm out from under it and hope to god that none of your friends see it before you can get it out the door.
 
2014-08-11 10:29:48 AM  

Moderator: we all enjoy a good healthy riot thread this isn't an excuse to go off about your terrible opinion of minorities.


should we save that for every other mainpage thread that can be tenuously linked to immigration or black people?
 
2014-08-11 10:35:09 AM  
The entire police department is going to have to be re-trained now to show them how not to shoot unarmed civilians in the back.

Do you know how much that's going to cost?
 
2014-08-11 10:36:43 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: The entire police department is going to have to be re-trained now to show them how not to shoot unarmed civilians in the back.

Do you know how much that's going to cost?


Is that really what happened?  Don't get me wrong, I'm a card carrying member of the Fark the police crowd, but do we have all the facts in yet?  I try my best to give the benefit of the doubt, but this thing looks REALLY bad.  Are we certain yet exactly what happened?
 
2014-08-11 10:40:02 AM  

nekom: Marcus Aurelius: The entire police department is going to have to be re-trained now to show them how not to shoot unarmed civilians in the back.

Do you know how much that's going to cost?

Is that really what happened?  Don't get me wrong, I'm a card carrying member of the Fark the police crowd, but do we have all the facts in yet?  I try my best to give the benefit of the doubt, but this thing looks REALLY bad.  Are we certain yet exactly what happened?


I'm pretty sure a cop shot an unarmed civilian to death for walking in the street instead of on the sidewalk.  It sure appears that way, anyway.
 
2014-08-11 10:40:43 AM  

Doktor_Zhivago: Moderator: we all enjoy a good healthy riot thread this isn't an excuse to go off about your terrible opinion of minorities.

should we save that for every other mainpage thread that can be tenuously linked to immigration or black people?


It should probably be a sticky post. Yes.
 
2014-08-11 10:42:09 AM  
Marcus Aurelius:
I'm pretty sure a cop shot an unarmed civilian to death for walking in the street instead of on the sidewalk.  It sure appears that way, anyway.

Yeah, it sure does look that way and the fact that I (and probably everyone else) have no problem believing that could have happened speaks volumes to the sad state of affairs BUT I don't want to rush to judgment.  There might be more to this that we don't know yet.

If it turns out there isn't, that cop needs to be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.
 
2014-08-11 10:43:10 AM  
Mom is a troll
 
2014-08-11 10:44:49 AM  
Tomorrow you're homeless.

Tonight it's a blast.
 
2014-08-11 10:46:39 AM  
When will cops learn to stop shooting unarmed kids?
 
2014-08-11 10:47:06 AM  
A shooting of a single black male in STL brings on the mayhem. A mass murder black-on-black in NOLA... meh. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0811/New-Orleans- N inth-Ward-shooting-leaves-two-slain-five-injured
 
2014-08-11 10:47:38 AM  

Moderator: Keep it civil and imagine that your mom is reading the thread, because she will be as soon as I wake her up.


If you successful with mine, we'll have to add zombie apocalypse to the rioting.
 
2014-08-11 10:47:51 AM  
What better way to encourage urban blight than to loot businesses for the hell of it and expect them to stay open.  Any sane business owner would move the hell away.
 
2014-08-11 10:48:10 AM  

nekom: Marcus Aurelius: The entire police department is going to have to be re-trained now to show them how not to shoot unarmed civilians in the back.

Do you know how much that's going to cost?

Is that really what happened?  Don't get me wrong, I'm a card carrying member of the Fark the police crowd, but do we have all the facts in yet?  I try my best to give the benefit of the doubt, but this thing looks REALLY bad.  Are we certain yet exactly what happened?


Some folks are demanding a return back to the days when you knew guilt based on the charges and you could drag the guilty over to a tree and punish them for their transgressions. Such thinking fell out of favor in the 60s so it's interesting to see a substantial bloc pushing for its return.
 
2014-08-11 10:48:50 AM  

Butterfinger: A shooting of a single black male in STL brings on the mayhem. A mass murder black-on-black in NOLA... meh. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0811/New-Orleans- N inth-Ward-shooting-leaves-two-slain-five-injured


Because they are very different things. One involved the power and approval of the state. The other did not.
 
2014-08-11 10:48:57 AM  

meat0918: When will cops learn to stop shooting unarmed kids?


When one or two go to jail for it.
 
2014-08-11 10:49:26 AM  

nekom: Marcus Aurelius: The entire police department is going to have to be re-trained now to show them how not to shoot unarmed civilians in the back.

Do you know how much that's going to cost?

Is that really what happened?  Don't get me wrong, I'm a card carrying member of the Fark the police crowd, but do we have all the facts in yet?  I try my best to give the benefit of the doubt, but this thing looks REALLY bad.  Are we certain yet exactly what happened?


As far as I am aware, the official statement from the police is that they shot an unarmed person in the back for running away.

The only question is what occurred before that. Itseems likethe police were asses and the kid farked up. But nothing makes shooting an unarmed person in theback acceptable.
 
2014-08-11 10:49:36 AM  

Butterfinger: A shooting of a single black male in STL by a police officer brings on the mayhem. A mass murder black-on-black in NOLA... meh.


Curious omission from your Herculean effort to marginalize this.
 
2014-08-11 10:49:47 AM  

Moderator: This is day two of the ongoing events in St. Louis. Please keep in mind that while we all enjoy a good healthy riot thread this isn't an excuse to go off about your terrible opinion of minorities.

Keep it civil and imagine that your mom is reading the thread, because she will be as soon as I wake her up.


Yea, well, my mom's a racist POS so ...
 
2014-08-11 10:49:51 AM  
Didn't this kid try to grab the cop's gun while he was resisting arrest?
 
2014-08-11 10:49:56 AM  
What's funny/ironic is that some Farkers have been showing their terrible opinions of minorities in many threads over the years. Why this thread is all of a sudden special and noteworthy throws me off. Where are the Mods when we have the nearly every weekend threads about shootings in Chicago?
 
2014-08-11 10:50:04 AM  
I had no idea that rioting, destroying private property, looting and stealing were the appropriate to denounce an alledged injustice. I've been missing out on so much free stuff and trouble making.
 
2014-08-11 10:50:11 AM  

Moderator: This is day two of the ongoing events in St. Louis. Please keep in mind that while we all enjoy a good healthy riot thread this isn't an excuse to go off about your terrible opinion of minorities.


You'll get over it.
 
2014-08-11 10:50:11 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: Is that really what happened?  Don't get me wrong, I'm a card carrying member of the Fark the police crowd, but do we have all the facts in yet?  I try my best to give the benefit of the doubt, but this thing looks REALLY bad.  Are we certain yet exactly what happened?

I'm pretty sure a cop shot an unarmed civilian to death for walking in the street instead of on the sidewalk.  It sure appears that way, anyway.


From what I can tell in the article, thew locals do not believe the official story and do not trust the police or the Justice Dept. to investigate. The NAACP is throwing their 2 cents in and "monitoring" the situation, and they might be the only group (so far) that the St. Louis public might trust in this investigation. I look forward to what the NAACP has to say on this. Usually they are outdated and kinda irrelevant, but this is the hard core of their mandate and why they exist in the first place. They will also offer the boy's community a viable alternative action instead of riots.
 
2014-08-11 10:51:03 AM  

nekom: Marcus Aurelius: The entire police department is going to have to be re-trained now to show them how not to shoot unarmed civilians in the back.

Do you know how much that's going to cost?

Is that really what happened?  Don't get me wrong, I'm a card carrying member of the Fark the police crowd, but do we have all the facts in yet?  I try my best to give the benefit of the doubt, but this thing looks REALLY bad.  Are we certain yet exactly what happened?


The local police had already asked the FBI and justice department do to an investigation by yesterday afternoon, before any rioting had started. An independent investigation means either that they're extremely confident that the shooting will be found to be justified, or, depending on who you talk to, IT MEANS THAT THE CONSPIRACY IS AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS!!!
 
2014-08-11 10:51:04 AM  

Butterfinger: A shooting of a single black male in STL brings on the mayhem. A mass murder black-on-black in NOLA... meh. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0811/New-Orleans- N inth-Ward-shooting-leaves-two-slain-five-injured


Because the cops are supposed to stop this stuff, not participate.
 
2014-08-11 10:51:21 AM  
Worst.Public.Relations.Picture.Evah

bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com

Look familiar??

www.geschichteinchronologie.ch

I guess the fire hoses were otherwise occupied
 
2014-08-11 10:51:40 AM  

Butterfinger: A shooting of a single black male in STL brings on the mayhem. A mass murder black-on-black in NOLA... meh. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0811/New-Orleans- N inth-Ward-shooting-leaves-two-slain-five-injured


You know I was going to so a whole spiel about the difference but you don't care. You are either a troll or a racist who doesn't understand nuance. Or even what farking nuance is.
 
2014-08-11 10:51:46 AM  

fireclown: meat0918: When will cops learn to stop shooting unarmed kids?

When one or two go to jail for it.


When they learn that those 'no questions asked' gun buybacks are great ways to plant an unregistered weapon on them after they shoot them.
 
2014-08-11 10:51:50 AM  
Rioting, the unbeatable high
Adrenalin shoots your nerves to the sky
Everyone knows this town is gonna blow
And it's all gonna blow right now
Now you can smash all the windows that you want
All you really need are some friends and a rock
Throwing a brick never felt so damn good
Smash more glass, scream with a laugh
And wallow with the crowds
Watch them kicking peoples' ass
But you get to the place
Where the real slave drivers live
It's walled off by the riot squad
Aiming guns right at your head
So you turn right around
And play right into their hands
And set your own neighborhood
Burning to the ground instead
Riot, the unbeatable high
Riot shoots your nerves to the sky
Riot, playing right into their hands
Tomorrow you're homeless
Tonight it's a blast
Get your kicks in quick
They're callin' the National Guard
Now could be your only chance
To torch a police car
Climb the roof, kick the siren in
And jump and yelp for joy
Quickly dive back in the crowd
Slip away, now don't get caught
Let's loot the spiffy Hi-Fi store
Grab as much as you can hold
Pray your full arms don't fall off
Here comes the owner with a gun
Riot, the unbeatable high
Riot shoots your nerves to the sky
Riot, playing right into their hands
Tomorrow you're homeless
Tonight it's a blast
The barricades spring up from nowhere
Cops in helmets line the lines
Shotguns prod into your bellies
The trigger fingers want an excuse, now
The raging mob has lost its nerve
There's more of us but who goes first
No one dares to cross the line
The cops know that they've won
It's all over but not quite
The pigs have just begun to fight
They club your heads, kick your teeth
Police can riot all that they please
Riot, the unbeatable high
Riot shoots your nerves to the sky
Riot, playing right into their hands
Tomorrow you're homeless
Tonight it's a blast
Riot, the unbeatable high
Riot shoots your nerves to the sky
Riot, playing right into their hands
Tomorrow you're homeless
Tonight it's a blast
Tomorrow you're homeless
Tonight it's a blast
Tomorrow you're homeless
Tonight it's a blast
Tomorrow you're homeless
Tonight it's a blast
Tomorrow you're homeless
Tonight it's a blast
Tomorrow you're homeless
Tonight it's a blast
Tomorrow you're homeless
Tonight it's a blast
 
2014-08-11 10:52:00 AM  

dywed88: nekom: Marcus Aurelius: The entire police department is going to have to be re-trained now to show them how not to shoot unarmed civilians in the back.

Do you know how much that's going to cost?

Is that really what happened?  Don't get me wrong, I'm a card carrying member of the Fark the police crowd, but do we have all the facts in yet?  I try my best to give the benefit of the doubt, but this thing looks REALLY bad.  Are we certain yet exactly what happened?

As far as I am aware, the official statement from the police is that they shot an unarmed person in the back for running away.

The only question is what occurred before that. Itseems likethe police were asses and the kid farked up. But nothing makes shooting an unarmed person in theback acceptable.


No linky, but I read that the "kid" was suspected/accused of just shoplifting from a nearby store.  He was put into the police car, where the "kid" was mouthing off and eventually engaged in a struggle for one of the officer's weapons.   A shot went off in the car, and then the kid jumped out and ran.  The cop then shot him in the back.

Still a problematic shooting to say the least, but a far cry from "cop just shot kid in the back for no reason"
 
2014-08-11 10:52:00 AM  

Launch Code: I had no idea that rioting, destroying private property, looting and stealing were the appropriate to denounce an alledged injustice. I've been missing out on so much free stuff and trouble making.


Yeah, it's as bad as destruction of property just because of inappropriate taxation.  Here's a list of the farkers involved that one time -  http://www.bostonteapartyship.com/participants-in-the-boston-tea-part y
 
2014-08-11 10:52:03 AM  

Butterfinger: A shooting of a single black male in STL brings on the mayhem. A mass murder black-on-black in NOLA... meh. http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/2014/0811/New-Orleans- N inth-Ward-shooting-leaves-two-slain-five-injured



Your wife called. I'm not sure what she mean,but she asked you to pick up an extra set of sheets for the rally tonight at the "Klavern".
 
2014-08-11 10:52:22 AM  

dwrash: What better way to encourage urban blight than to loot businesses for the hell of it and expect them to stay open.  Any sane business owner would move the hell away.


That's "white flight," and it's racist when other people do it.

/you're supposed to prove you have the "moral high ground" by just sitting there and taking the beatings you deserve for being born into the wrong race
//if you have any property to burn, it's all your fault for trying to own anything in the first place
 
2014-08-11 10:52:23 AM  
Yeesh cards lose a meaningless series to the Orioles an all hell breaks loose.
 
2014-08-11 10:52:48 AM  

AngryDragon: Didn't this kid try to grab the cop's gun while he was resisting arrest?


Don't they all do that? Sometimes even with handcuffs on.
 
2014-08-11 10:52:59 AM  

JohnCarter: Worst.Public.Relations.Picture.Evah

[bloximages.newyork1.vip.townnews.com image 620x426]

Look familiar??

[www.geschichteinchronologie.ch image 280x356]

I guess the fire hoses were otherwise occupied


Based on that photo, it seems all the interesting action was 90 degrees to the photographer's left.
 
2014-08-11 10:53:00 AM  
Was the kid wearing a hoodie?
 
2014-08-11 10:53:11 AM  

Fubini: nekom: Marcus Aurelius: The entire police department is going to have to be re-trained now to show them how not to shoot unarmed civilians in the back.

Do you know how much that's going to cost?

Is that really what happened?  Don't get me wrong, I'm a card carrying member of the Fark the police crowd, but do we have all the facts in yet?  I try my best to give the benefit of the doubt, but this thing looks REALLY bad.  Are we certain yet exactly what happened?

The local police had already asked the FBI and justice department do to an investigation by yesterday afternoon, before any rioting had started. An independent investigation means either that they're extremely confident that the shooting will be found to be justified, or, depending on who you talk to, IT MEANS THAT THE CONSPIRACY IS AT THE HIGHEST LEVELS!!!


Or that they are throwing the cop responsible under the bus with great gusto.
 
2014-08-11 10:53:21 AM  
This well worn approach the black community takes to unreasonable police violence, I am torn on it.
It is like being so angry to your S.O. that you take a machette and hack off part of your arm.
It gets the attention of the neighbors, and strangely enough it does get your S.O. to change the way they act.  But you are still hacking off part of your arm.
Still it is more useful then the white communitie's reaction to police violence.
 
2014-08-11 10:53:25 AM  
TFA:

DeAndre Smith, 30, of Ferguson was happy to justify the looting when a reporter asked him about it Monday morning....

"I don't think it's over honestly," he said. "I just think they got a taste of what fighting back means."

This guy is a dillweed.
 
2014-08-11 10:53:27 AM  

skinink: What's funny/ironic is that some Farkers have been showing their terrible opinions of minorities in many threads over the years. Why this thread is all of a sudden special and noteworthy throws me off. Where are the Mods when we have the nearly every weekend threads about shootings in Chicago?


Some outsider news person may click on this thread and we wouldnt want outsiders telling the world about the all non-snarky/hilarious/intelligent Farker?
 
2014-08-11 10:53:38 AM  
QT will just open up a new store a block over.  Those places are incredible, they spring up overnight,
 
2014-08-11 10:55:05 AM  

Detinwolf: QT will just open up a new store a block over.  Those places are incredible, they spring up overnight,


I watched one be built over the course of a semester, as my bus went right by the site.
 
2014-08-11 10:55:17 AM  

Tatterdemalian: dwrash: What better way to encourage urban blight than to loot businesses for the hell of it and expect them to stay open.  Any sane business owner would move the hell away.

That's "white flight," and it's racist when other people do it.

/you're supposed to prove you have the "moral high ground" by just sitting there and taking the beatings you deserve for being born into the wrong race
//if you have any property to burn, it's all your fault for trying to own anything in the first place


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2014-08-11 10:55:18 AM  

Tatterdemalian: dwrash: What better way to encourage urban blight than to loot businesses for the hell of it and expect them to stay open.  Any sane business owner would move the hell away.

That's "white flight," and it's racist when other people do it.

/you're supposed to prove you have the "moral high ground" by just sitting there and taking the beatings you deserve for being born into the wrong race
//if you have any property to burn, it's all your fault for trying to own anything in the first place


Pretty bizarre logic.. isn't it?

At some point we as a country need to call shenanigans on this BS.
 
2014-08-11 10:55:36 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: nekom: Marcus Aurelius: The entire police department is going to have to be re-trained now to show them how not to shoot unarmed civilians in the back.

Do you know how much that's going to cost?

Is that really what happened?  Don't get me wrong, I'm a card carrying member of the Fark the police crowd, but do we have all the facts in yet?  I try my best to give the benefit of the doubt, but this thing looks REALLY bad.  Are we certain yet exactly what happened?

I'm pretty sure a cop shot an unarmed civilian to death for walking in the street instead of on the sidewalk.  It sure appears that way, anyway.


Like what happened with Trayvon Martin?
 
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