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2020-06-06 11:43:07 PM  

anwserman: [Fark user image 425x637]



I love the look on that little girls face holding the sign.  She could be like the "why not both" girl.  To me the look says "Let me spell it out for you, dumbfark. Have a nice day!"
 
2020-06-06 11:43:44 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: Greil: TheGhostofFarkPast: Why is Seattle escalating? Again for no reason cops start causing riots

Police with a solid 40 feet of room claimed a fence had been moved 5 feet and moved in.

no outright beatings or full charges, but they went further than the fence and shot gas.

So no, no reason. they wanted to start something, they didn't get it.

It's a little disingenuous given that there is video footage concerning the multiple sequences of fence movement.  One could debate that it was a bait for the protestors for sympathy, one could also debate that it was a bait for the police to react with flashbangs for sympathy.


Seems pretty obvious to me - the protestors moved the fence a few feet. Given the options of A: Walking down to the protestors and saying "C'mon guys, knock it off, we're all Seattleites here" or B: Gearing up the riot armor and yelling "Leeeeeroy Jeeeeenkins!" the cops chose option B.

I remember reading earlier today that the Seattle mayor had banned the use of gas for 30 days. Guessing these cops are looking at reprimands and suspensions. Worse if there are critical injuries.
 
2020-06-06 11:45:00 PM  

ox45tallboy: chapman: American racial parochialism is nonsense. I spent all of a week in oceanic and European countries before I saw more open and notorious bigotry, which is a feat given their relative lack of diversity.


You should see more of America.

Or maybe ask your black friend.


I've seen enough to know it well. Oddly enough, the liberal parts are the most racist and most likely to laugh it off. Tell me again, which presidential candidate had a chance to stop George Floyd's killer in his tracks long ago? Does her affiliation had as much vitamin D as the governor and mayor?
 
2020-06-06 11:45:05 PM  
Live from Sky 8: Protesters marching across Portland
Youtube Rsg_yVTIEUk

Portland crowd
 
2020-06-06 11:46:09 PM  

leviosaurus: Guessing these cops are looking at reprimands and suspensions.


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2020-06-06 11:46:40 PM  

DeathByGeekSquad: ox45tallboy: inner ted: Maybe it's not as click worthy when the cops aren't whloesale assaulting people , but these threads ( and the covid ones) generate a lot less attention
Remarkable what becomes standard

I'd like to think there's not as many people posting because many of them are out there protesting.

I'm too cynical to believe that.  A number of folks on Fark like conflict more than peace.


And here you are....
 
2020-06-06 11:46:48 PM  

Tanqueray: That gonna leave a mark.


Yeah, that's pretty terrible
 
2020-06-06 11:47:07 PM  
I never know if these feeds are live or loops, but shiat is either going off or went off earlier or maybe both in Seattle tonight.

In another instance of "things I have not seen before" - Police being physically driven back.  My imagination is vast, but I can't envision a scenario where this ends cleanly.
 
2020-06-06 11:47:38 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: DeathByGeekSquad: Greil: TheGhostofFarkPast: Why is Seattle escalating? Again for no reason cops start causing riots

Police with a solid 40 feet of room claimed a fence had been moved 5 feet and moved in.

no outright beatings or full charges, but they went further than the fence and shot gas.

So no, no reason. they wanted to start something, they didn't get it.

It's a little disingenuous given that there is video footage concerning the multiple sequences of fence movement.  One could debate that it was a bait for the protestors for sympathy, one could also debate that it was a bait for the police to react with flashbangs for sympathy.

I just do not see how anybody could debate that. Maybe it is because I know about the history of fences being set up in the middle of streets by police. Those fences are not scared. Those fences are not private property the police are tasked to protect. Those fences are not even protecting anything.

Those fences are only there, because they are accompanied by city bylaws that tell the police they can set up the fences and then begin arresting anyone who tries to move them. And the ability to arrest activates the use of force.

There is no play for sympathy involved. The fences are a trap that changes to city bylaws created throughout the 1990s. This book will help you to understand how the police use those fences, in the 90s, and I can give you more citations if you want to know how their uses evolved over the 2000s.


Do you deny that money will be made from advertising as people go back and forth from the comfort of their homes, or their studios, debating one way or another?  That pundits and professional spokespeople won't make a profit off the situation?

Millions will be made, regardless of your personal feelings, and potentially because of your feelings.

Folks will come into this thread, or elsewhere on the internet, and propose that the alternative stance is the correct one, and that the cops were not at fault.  That peaceful protestors were no longer peaceful when they altered the given parameters (moved the fence) against requests, and despite being told verbally what the action would result in.

As for providing me citations and facts - law enforcement sets up multiple systems to enable their ability to detain and control individuals - justly or unjustly.  You don't need to try to convince me of their tactics, I've seen and read about them enough times.

There is a reason I described the standoff as a game of chicken.
 
2020-06-06 11:48:14 PM  

NeoCortex42: [Fark user image 425x595]

Worth it. Fark the GOP. They weren't going to play nice regardless.


I love that the DC mayor's name is Bowser. Looks like she kidnapped Princess Trump and hid her in a castle. May Mario fall in the lava.
 
2020-06-06 11:48:46 PM  

shastacola: Minneapolis police starting shiat for some moronic reason:

https://twitter.com/TheTNHoller/status​/1269420709501165568


Their mayor did a walk of shame earlier today.  Maybe that was in retaliation for making him cry.
 
2020-06-06 11:48:51 PM  

BeesNuts: I never know if these feeds are live or loops, but shiat is either going off or went off earlier or maybe both in Seattle tonight.

In another instance of "things I have not seen before" - Police being physically driven back.  My imagination is vast, but I can't envision a scenario where this ends cleanly.


I was glued to that screen. I was sure they'd get rushed.
 
2020-06-06 11:49:37 PM  

Epicedion: leviosaurus: Guessing these cops are looking at reprimands and suspensions.

hahaohwow.jpg


It's Seattle. Not LA or NYC or Birmingham. Seattle likes to protect its delusion of being the cradle of liberal tolerance. Cops misbehave on camera threatens that delusion. Dan Savage runs a popular local newspaper there, he will definitely not let this be forgotten.
 
2020-06-06 11:50:09 PM  

TheGhostofFarkPast: Tanqueray: That gonna leave a mark.

That guy is a far right lunatic I would not trust what he posts with out looking into it further. His timeline is scary.


It's all over the news
 
2020-06-06 11:51:08 PM  

leviosaurus: DeathByGeekSquad: Greil: TheGhostofFarkPast: Why is Seattle escalating? Again for no reason cops start causing riots

Police with a solid 40 feet of room claimed a fence had been moved 5 feet and moved in.

no outright beatings or full charges, but they went further than the fence and shot gas.

So no, no reason. they wanted to start something, they didn't get it.

It's a little disingenuous given that there is video footage concerning the multiple sequences of fence movement.  One could debate that it was a bait for the protestors for sympathy, one could also debate that it was a bait for the police to react with flashbangs for sympathy.

Seems pretty obvious to me - the protestors moved the fence a few feet. Given the options of A: Walking down to the protestors and saying "C'mon guys, knock it off, we're all Seattleites here" or B: Gearing up the riot armor and yelling "Leeeeeroy Jeeeeenkins!" the cops chose option B.

I remember reading earlier today that the Seattle mayor had banned the use of gas for 30 days. Guessing these cops are looking at reprimands and suspensions. Worse if there are critical injuries.


A mixture of both - the videos show the loudspeaker was used to clearly indicate that they would perceive the movement of the fence as an escalation and the protest no longer as peaceful.  Additionally, they requested that the crowd step back a few feet (I think they said five), so they could reset the fence.

So they came geared for a fight.  And as mentioned earlier, arguably created a situation where a fight could occur.
 
2020-06-06 11:51:38 PM  

cretinbob: TheGhostofFarkPast: Tanqueray: That gonna leave a mark.

That guy is a far right lunatic I would not trust what he posts with out looking into it further. His timeline is scary.

It's all over the news


I'm not sure you saw what they did to George Floyd recently, or Ms. Taylor, but I can assure you it was much worse
 
2020-06-06 11:53:03 PM  

FunkJunkie: libranoelrose: Pichu0102: Seattle just popped.

Link?

https://www.twitch.tv/woke

Multi stream if that's your jam

All tabs are Seattle atm


Thanks, that got while I was replying to others.

I appreciate it.
 
2020-06-06 11:53:09 PM  

Dr. DJ Duckhunt: NeoCortex42: [Fark user image 425x595]

Worth it. Fark the GOP. They weren't going to play nice regardless.

I love that the DC mayor's name is Bowser. Looks like she kidnapped Princess Trump and hid her in a castle. May Mario fall in the lava.


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Played at Woodstock, holy crap he's still alive
 
2020-06-06 11:55:12 PM  

rwellor: DeathByGeekSquad: ox45tallboy: inner ted: Maybe it's not as click worthy when the cops aren't whloesale assaulting people , but these threads ( and the covid ones) generate a lot less attention
Remarkable what becomes standard

I'd like to think there's not as many people posting because many of them are out there protesting.

I'm too cynical to believe that.  A number of folks on Fark like conflict more than peace.

And here you are....


I like information.
I dislike misinformation.

Sometimes folks are appreciative, other times folks prefer to debate.
 
2020-06-06 11:55:18 PM  

chapman: ox45tallboy: chapman: American racial parochialism is nonsense. I spent all of a week in oceanic and European countries before I saw more open and notorious bigotry, which is a feat given their relative lack of diversity.


You should see more of America.

Or maybe ask your black friend.

I've seen enough to know it well. Oddly enough, the liberal parts are the most racist and most likely to laugh it off. Tell me again, which presidential candidate had a chance to stop George Floyd's killer in his tracks long ago? Does her affiliation had as much vitamin D as the governor and mayor?


Racism is racism, regardless of party. Racism at one point wasn't divided by party lines. Republicans and the Southern Strategy decided to cater to racists. Now it's practically one of the planks in their platform they're not disingenuous about.

You can pull your BSAB bullshiat all you want, only one party is actually interested in neutering the Civil Rights Act. We have video footage of racism by conservatives... you have words.

Show us evidence and footage of this 'racist liberal' or kindly fark off to whatever backwoods shiathole you crawled out of.
 
2020-06-06 11:55:23 PM  
It was a candle.

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2020-06-06 11:56:34 PM  

cretinbob: TheGhostofFarkPast: Tanqueray: That gonna leave a mark.

That guy is a far right lunatic I would not trust what he posts with out looking into it further. His timeline is scary.

It's all over the news


Seeing that here

Don't see anything about a rock being thrown at her, saying it was do to them charging protestors. Wonder if the right wing twitter guy added some comments to make the protestors look worse or if it really happened.
 
2020-06-06 11:56:54 PM  

chapman: ox45tallboy: chapman: American racial parochialism is nonsense. I spent all of a week in oceanic and European countries before I saw more open and notorious bigotry, which is a feat given their relative lack of diversity.


You should see more of America.

Or maybe ask your black friend.

I've seen enough to know it well. Oddly enough, the liberal parts are the most racist and most likely to laugh it off. Tell me again, which presidential candidate had a chance to stop George Floyd's killer in his tracks long ago? Does her affiliation had as much vitamin D as the governor and mayor?


Seriously, ask your black friend for his stories about police interaction.
 
2020-06-06 11:57:40 PM  

Epicedion: It was a candle.

[Fark user image 667x568]


Have any more 'evidence', guys?


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2020-06-06 11:57:45 PM  

Epicedion: It was a candle.

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Wow talk about making shiat up. Saying it was an explosive? Give me a break.
 
2020-06-07 12:00:02 AM  
Seattle protestors pushing the cop's line back
 
2020-06-07 12:00:11 AM  

snowblur: Epicedion: It was a candle.

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Have any more 'evidence', guys?



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2020-06-07 12:00:13 AM  

Epicedion: It was a candle.

[Fark user image image 667x568]


Was it attached to a plastic bottle?
 
2020-06-07 12:02:25 AM  
Looks like someone got the Seattle crowd to take 'one step forward' as the police/umbrella line just shifted about three feet towards the police line (as they were stepping backwards/trying to keep their line together.

Now they just need to do every 60 seconds or so (after giving those involved time to regroup/'really' think about the mass of humanity moving them backwards....) the same thing.

One step forward, one step...
 
2020-06-07 12:02:31 AM  
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2020-06-07 12:02:50 AM  
Another angle of the person in London hitting the pole

Can someone point out the rock being thrown at them that the right wing twitter above said happened?
 
2020-06-07 12:03:31 AM  

Weatherkiss: [i.imgur.com image 640x303]


It's the clip/magazine argument of 2020
 
2020-06-07 12:06:05 AM  

Valacirca: snowblur: Epicedion: It was a candle.

[Fark user image 667x568]

Have any more 'evidence', guys?


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That was one of my favorite greenlit threads... I was so proud

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2020-06-07 12:07:03 AM  
that is a big ass crowd for seattle.  If those cops get any more twitchy shiat is going to go sideways.
 
2020-06-07 12:07:04 AM  

TheGhostofFarkPast: Another angle of the person in London hitting the pole

Can someone point out the rock being thrown at them that the right wing twitter above said happened?


That's a horse running spooked.  Dude should have just flattened himself to the horses neck until it slowed TF down.
 
2020-06-07 12:07:41 AM  

pacified: Wtf are the cops protecting in Seattle anyway. So stupid. Defund these assholes



Their precinct.  It's right there. They probably think antifa is on the way so they need to make everybody back up.
 
2020-06-07 12:08:47 AM  
cops put up a new fence line and are loud speaking the crowd to respect the line.
 
2020-06-07 12:09:13 AM  
defund police and fund medical
 
2020-06-07 12:09:41 AM  

TheGhostofFarkPast: Another angle of the person in London hitting the pole

Can someone point out the rock being thrown at them that the right wing twitter above said happened?


Ouch, but on the bright side, but from the comments:

Black Poles Matter
 
2020-06-07 12:10:00 AM  
the line is not being respected.
 
2020-06-07 12:10:39 AM  

Recoil Therapy: Valacirca: snowblur: Epicedion: It was a candle.

[Fark user image 667x568]

Have any more 'evidence', guys?

[Fark user image 850x860]

That was one of my favorite greenlit threads... I was so proud

[i.imgur.com image 468x408]


My old job back in those days included monitoring major networks for stories breaking that might impact phone traffic. I saw this image and started laughing so hard I actually had to leave my desk and go outside to laugh it out in the parking lot like a mad person. It was and still is amazing.

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2020-06-07 12:10:59 AM  
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Seattle's the first city where I've seen demonstrators using tactics first employed in Hong Kong.

It's also the first time where I've seen the protestors advance on the police. I don't think the police were driven back, I think they conceded the block, but I observe that we're back to the peaceful stalemate that has characterized previous nights, or we're due for another round of socially-distanced fence chicken, hopefully with a little less smoky/spicy seasoning than the first course that got served an hour ago.
 
2020-06-07 12:11:04 AM  
Not sure if the link will post correctly but I have friends broadcasting live in Seattle.

Click link
 
2020-06-07 12:11:45 AM  

Noctusxx: cops put up a new fence line and are loud speaking the crowd to respect the line.


Hopefully there's no Proud Boys on the front line to push that fence and get gather protesters beat.
 
2020-06-07 12:11:48 AM  

rbuzby: pacified: Wtf are the cops protecting in Seattle anyway. So stupid. Defund these assholes


Their precinct.  It's right there. They probably think antifa is on the way so they need to make everybody back up.


50 feral busses seen northbound on I-5...
 
2020-06-07 12:12:44 AM  

Moroning: TheGhostofFarkPast: Another angle of the person in London hitting the pole

Can someone point out the rock being thrown at them that the right wing twitter above said happened?

That's a horse running spooked.  Dude should have just flattened himself to the horses neck until it slowed TF down.


Well that's a woman and they were charging the protesters so any other theories you've got handy there?
 
2020-06-07 12:13:15 AM  
 
2020-06-07 12:13:48 AM  

orezona: Moroning: TheGhostofFarkPast: Another angle of the person in London hitting the pole

Can someone point out the rock being thrown at them that the right wing twitter above said happened?

That's a horse running spooked.  Dude should have just flattened himself to the horses neck until it slowed TF down.

Well that's a woman and they were charging the protesters so any other theories you've got handy there?


Women can be Proud boys too
 
2020-06-07 12:14:28 AM  
Seattle tactics are like my older brother when I was five: keep inventing an imaginary line and then hit me.
 
2020-06-07 12:15:38 AM  

Kat09tails: Recoil Therapy: Valacirca: snowblur: Epicedion: It was a candle.

[Fark user image 667x568]

Have any more 'evidence', guys?

[Fark user image 850x860]

That was one of my favorite greenlit threads... I was so proud

[i.imgur.com image 468x408]

My old job back in those days included monitoring major networks for stories breaking that might impact phone traffic. I saw this image and started laughing so hard I actually had to leave my desk and go outside to laugh it out in the parking lot like a mad person. It was and still is amazing.

[Fark user image image 483x346]


I remember that whole debacle. Man was it funny. People freaking out because of some lights.

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