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2020-06-06 8:27:06 PM  
This.
 
2020-06-06 8:27:40 PM  
Do we have an estimate for DC protest numbers?
 
2020-06-06 8:27:42 PM  
Good one
 
2020-06-06 8:28:10 PM  
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2020-06-06 8:28:31 PM  
That is not incorrect.
 
2020-06-06 8:28:56 PM  
Cheers Subby, not HoTY, but a very good one none the less,

/Now if Hair Furor strokes out this tonight, then it would be HotY.
 
2020-06-06 8:29:08 PM  

Iamos: Do we have an estimate for DC protest numbers?


34 people.  Far less than the 28 million that came to throw roses at the inauguration of President Donald JOHN AND NOT HUSSEIN Trump.
 
2020-06-06 8:30:33 PM  
what the actual shiat

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/jfc that's insane
 
2020-06-06 8:31:20 PM  
I stuck that on my Facebook. The haters can't argue that one.
 
2020-06-06 8:32:25 PM  

Iamos: Do we have an estimate for DC protest numbers?


A bunch.

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2020-06-06 8:32:50 PM  

edmo: I stuck that on my Facebook. The haters can't argue that one.


Me too.
 
2020-06-06 8:33:19 PM  

gameshowhost: what the actual shiat

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/jfc that's insane


Someone is a chicken shiat little biatch.
 
2020-06-06 8:33:26 PM  
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2020-06-06 8:33:32 PM  
Joey Bologna. Joey Bologna. Joey Bologna
 
2020-06-06 8:33:53 PM  

libranoelrose: Iamos: Do we have an estimate for DC protest numbers?

A bunch.

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2020-06-06 8:34:31 PM  
I was at DC today and the protest almost felt like a street festival with the music , speeches, and everyone out in the community supporting each other and the cause.

Here are a few pictures.

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2020-06-06 8:34:33 PM  
DC George Floyd Protest Live (June 6, 2020)
Youtube uWWdlV4WrGg

Kittykat lounge dc feed, moshpxt is up as well but signal has been unreliable.
 
2020-06-06 8:34:57 PM  

gameshowhost: what the actual shiat

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/jfc that's insane


It shouldn't say "The White House", it should say "Trump". His advisors talked him out of it.
 
2020-06-06 8:35:03 PM  

CipollinaFan: I was at DC today and the protest almost felt like a street festival with the music , speeches, and everyone out in the community supporting each other and the cause.

Here are a few pictures.

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Very nice pics, thank you.
 
2020-06-06 8:36:03 PM  
Ani Di Franco - 'Tis of Thee
Youtube 8D5yI1m69O4


"My country 'tis of thee
To take swings at each other on the talk show TV
Why don't you just go ahead and turn off the sun
'cause we'll never live long enough
To undo everything they've done to you"
 
2020-06-06 8:36:56 PM  

edmo: I stuck that on my Facebook. The haters can't argue that one.


Which is crazy, since there has been other forms of protests in our history that were also considered un-American.  Like all those "commie-hippies" who protested the Vietnam war.  Granted, that is the current place we're at.  I'm just pointing out no matter what the subject, protesting in America short of wage increases is un-American.  So there you go, protest bad things, un-American; protest not making more money as a union worker, American.

/okay, there are also protesting against normal things like pets, and eating meat, that just illogical.
 
2020-06-06 8:36:58 PM  

gameshowhost: what the actual shiat

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/jfc that's insane


America. Land of the free. Home of the brave...
 
2020-06-06 8:36:58 PM  

CipollinaFan: I was at DC today and the protest almost felt like a street festival with the music , speeches, and everyone out in the community supporting each other and the cause.

Here are a few pictures.

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In glad to see a lot of masks in the crowd there.
 
2020-06-06 8:36:59 PM  

CipollinaFan: I was at DC today and the protest almost felt like a street festival with the music , speeches, and everyone out in the community supporting each other and the cause.

Here are a few pictures.

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This is what protests look like when right wing thugs and white nationalists aren't trying to turn them into riots.
 
2020-06-06 8:37:41 PM  
Protesting?  No.

Burning shiat down?  GTFO.
 
2020-06-06 8:38:23 PM  

gameshowhost: what the actual shiat

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/jfc that's insane


Thank God Esper and Milley grew a f*cking pair this week.

/Mattis got to them
//Good
 
2020-06-06 8:38:52 PM  

libranoelrose: CipollinaFan: I was at DC today and the protest almost felt like a street festival with the music , speeches, and everyone out in the community supporting each other and the cause.

Here are a few pictures.

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Very nice pics, thank you.


I'm happy to share. I can't wait to see the pictures from everyone else who went in the next few days.
 
2020-06-06 8:39:51 PM  
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2020-06-06 8:39:53 PM  

Iamos: Do we have an estimate for DC protest numbers?


There are dozens of people there! DOZENS!
 
2020-06-06 8:41:14 PM  

AngryDragon: Protesting?  No.

Burning shiat down?  GTFO.


I don't see anything going up in flames except GOP talking points.
 
2020-06-06 8:42:03 PM  
easily a couple hundred thousand. been watching since around noon. even the mayor came out and made a speech.
 
2020-06-06 8:43:06 PM  
The DEA Has Been Given Permission To Investigate People Protesting George Floyd's Death


https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/​j​asonleopold/george-floyd-police-brutal​ity-protests-government
 
2020-06-06 8:44:51 PM  

lack of warmth: edmo: I stuck that on my Facebook. The haters can't argue that one.

Which is crazy, since there has been other forms of protests in our history that were also considered un-American.  Like all those "commie-hippies" who protested the Vietnam war.  Granted, that is the current place we're at.  I'm just pointing out no matter what the subject, protesting in America short of wage increases is un-American.  So there you go, protest bad things, un-American; protest not making more money as a union worker, American.

/okay, there are also protesting against normal things like pets, and eating meat, that just illogical.


The irony being is our country is built on protesting.  Protesting, riots, and vandalism was the catalyst to the revolutionary war.  The above mentioned actions caused the british to start attacking coastal towns and that caused the people to take up srks against the monarchy.

Over stamp taxe increase which evolved to taxation without representation.

It is in the DNA of the USA to protest.  It's what founded this country.
 
2020-06-06 8:46:17 PM  

shastacola: The DEA Has Been Given Permission To Investigate People Protesting George Floyd's Death


https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/j​asonleopold/george-floyd-police-brutal​ity-protests-government


I'm waiting for the Branch Dildonians to condemn this heinous government intrusion into the loves of private citizens

Gonna be here while I think

Woke Twitch has had coverage from all over through the afternoon, awesome to see. Most looked like a big street party, would have been awesome to have been involved

Soon :)

Hope everyone is well, cheers to another non-violent night
 
2020-06-06 8:46:48 PM  
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2020-06-06 8:47:38 PM  
C'mon, everyone knows there's racism in most countries in one form or another, right?
 
2020-06-06 8:47:47 PM  

edmo: I stuck that on my Facebook. The haters can't argue that one.


Here's the pic I found on Twitter:

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2020-06-06 8:48:54 PM  

gameshowhost: what the actual shiat

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/jfc that's insane


It is the Trump Administration. The whole notion of "President Trump" was insane when he announced. But here we are
 
2020-06-06 8:49:52 PM  
Not threadjacking - replying to the awesome quotations that have been used for the civil disobedience threads. And also as a "Thank you" to ZZ9 plural and others, for all the great links, found in real time.

Some quotations I like. They guide me regularly, but this selection is, IMHO, really useful for white people who are trying to work for social change in the midst of the pandemic and the corruption and the police violence of 2020.

"It was this misinterpretation that caused Nietzsche, who was a philosopher of the will to power, to reject the Christian concept of love. It was this same misinterpretation which induced Christian theologians to reject Nietzschean philosophy of the will to power in the name of the Christian idea of love. Now, we've got to get this thing right. What is needed is a realization that power without love is reckless and abusive, and love without power is sentimental and anaemic. Power at its best is love implementing the demands of justice."
-Martin Luther King Jr. (1986). "A Testament of Hope." Harper and Row: New York, 247.

"The personal is political. There is a deep relationality that links the struggles against institutions and struggles to reinvent our personal lives, and recraft ourselves."
-Angela Y. Davis. (2016). "Freedom is a Constant Struggle." Chicago: Haymarket Books, 106.

"Then do you think there is something to facts?"
"Of course. but facts can only lead us to visions. Some of us, at least, were born to see visions."
-George Bowering. (1983). "Burning Water." General Publishing Ltd.: Toronto, 15.

Everything the power of the World does is done in a circle. The sky is round, and I have heard the Earth is round like a ball, and so are all the stars. The wind, in its greatest power, whirls. Birds make their nests in circles, for theirs is the same religion as ours....From childhood to childhood, and so it is in everything where power moves."
- Black Elk of the Oglala Lakota, quoted in Lisa Monchalin. (2016). The Colonial Problem: An Indigenous Perspective on Crime and Injustice in Canada, 33.

Most of the time
you will be the "it"
being let go of.
- Lenore Kandel. (1995). "In Transit" in "Beat Voices: An Anthology of Beat Poetry." New York: Beach Tree, 104.

"There will be no new concepts in any form of media once this administration is complete, all time will be spent pondering, reenacting, interpreting what has happened like Rabbis over a Torah. I'm not even sure if I'm joking anymore."
-"neil jung" the Farker, in this thread:
http://www.fark.com/comments/9861976/​1​12976994#c112976994

You might think love of humanity in general was safe, but it isn't. If you leave out justice you'll find yourself breaking agreements and faking evidence in trials 'for the sake of humanity,' and become in the end a cruel and treacherous man."
― C.S. Lewis, The Case for Christianity (YOINK from internet).

"This is what makes it possible, for example, for graduate students to be able to spend days in the stacks of university libraries poring over Foucault-inspired theoretical tracts about the declining importance of coercion as a factor in modern life without ever reflecting on the fact that, had they insisted on their right to enter the stacks without showing a properly stamped and validated ID, armed men would have been summoned to physically remove them, using whatever force might be required."
-David Graeber (2019). The Utopia of Rules: On Technology, Stupidity, and the Secret Joys of Bureaucracy. London: Melville House, 58.
 
2020-06-06 8:50:38 PM  
At This Very Moment: in the White House
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I gotta get out there!
NO Donny!  They'll tear you apart!
It don't matter.. they're my people, they NEED me
What a guy...
 
2020-06-06 8:50:58 PM  
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2020-06-06 8:51:25 PM  

CipollinaFan: I was at DC today and the protest almost felt like a street festival with the music , speeches, and everyone out in the community supporting each other and the cause.

Here are a few pictures.


Hope you don't get sick.  No sarcasm.
 
2020-06-06 8:52:08 PM  

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Holy shiat

It's well known everywhere in Texas if you're black you don't let the sun set on you in Vidor

For real y'all don't know how big a deal that is
 
2020-06-06 8:54:09 PM  
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2020-06-06 8:54:28 PM  
Meh things are quiet in my part of the BX

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2020-06-06 8:54:45 PM  
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Worth it. Fark the GOP. They weren't going to play nice regardless.
 
2020-06-06 8:55:00 PM  

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2020-06-06 8:56:10 PM  

shastacola: The DEA Has Been Given Permission To Investigate People Protesting George Floyd's Death


https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/j​asonleopold/george-floyd-police-brutal​ity-protests-government


and this too 
https://www.univision.com/local/nueva​-​york-wxtv/protesters-are-being-interro​gated-by-fbi-agents-about-their-politi​cal-views-video?utm_campaign=univision​NY&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitte​r&fbclid=IwAR2M2EbxNNZ6Q0_CANOWA4YYSD4​hCx48ijCvJBgP0iEjgkp-Vj69CDkp9LE
 
2020-06-06 8:56:15 PM  
Global racial discrimination. America is not even the worst.

Link
 
2020-06-06 8:56:59 PM  

FunkJunkie: shastacola: [Fark user image image 751x769]

Holy shiat

It's well known everywhere in Texas if you're black you don't let the sun set on you in Vidor

For real y'all don't know how big a deal that is


There are some towns and cities that have had protests that I never thought would do such things.  I am pleasantly surprised...so far.  (Let's see what happens.)
 
2020-06-06 8:57:05 PM  

Rik01: Global racial discrimination. America is not even the worst.

Link


.... So?
 
2020-06-06 8:57:19 PM  

Rik01: Global racial discrimination. America is not even the worst.

Link


Even if we're not the worst, that's no reason not to do better.
 
2020-06-06 8:57:36 PM  

foo monkey: CipollinaFan: I was at DC today and the protest almost felt like a street festival with the music , speeches, and everyone out in the community supporting each other and the cause.

Here are a few pictures.

Hope you don't get sick.  No sarcasm.


Most people were wearing masks including myself. And there was plenty of hand sanitizer available. We will see what happens in the next 2 weeks.
 
2020-06-06 8:57:37 PM  

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That is one of the best signs I've seen, very well laid out, too; a lot of info but very easy to parse.
 
2020-06-06 8:58:21 PM  

NeoCortex42: [Fark user image 425x595]

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


My favorite part of the whole thing (& I'm sure 'why' they did so) is by painting that BIG BLM on the street, Donny's going to see it every time he flies in/out of the WH

/and hopefully some of his pilots just happen to hover over it for a minute or two
//"Sorry sir, had a warning light up here.  Will just take a minute or so to check it out..."
 
2020-06-06 8:58:55 PM  

NeoCortex42: [Fark user image 425x595]

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


Clearly time to rename Pennsylvania Ave to Bunkerbiatch Ave.
 
2020-06-06 8:59:02 PM  

Rik01: Global racial discrimination. America is not even the worst.

Link


Cool, thanks
We'll work on that too, but our own house is kinda in shambles atm

Thanks for contributing
 
2020-06-06 9:00:11 PM  

NeoCortex42: [Fark user image image 425x595]

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


The fact that they're upset that there are words on pavement that get them upset shows their true motives.  All they're asking is to be treated like human beings and if that upsets them you know where they stand.

And that is unacceptable.
 
2020-06-06 9:00:21 PM  

CipollinaFan: foo monkey: CipollinaFan: I was at DC today and the protest almost felt like a street festival with the music , speeches, and everyone out in the community supporting each other and the cause.

Here are a few pictures.

Hope you don't get sick.  No sarcasm.

Most people were wearing masks including myself. And there was plenty of hand sanitizer available. We will see what happens in the next 2 weeks.


Regardless, thanks for going.  I wish I was closer

/and younger & healthier
//hell, while we're at it let's throw good looking & rich on the wish list too...
 
2020-06-06 9:00:23 PM  

CipollinaFan: I was at DC today and the protest almost felt like a street festival with the music , speeches, and everyone out in the community supporting each other and the cause.

Here are a few pictures.

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so cool - thank you
 
2020-06-06 9:00:54 PM  

Rik01: Global racial discrimination. America is not even the worst.

Link


Great. Mission accomplished.

When do we put "Not as racist as Bahrain" on our money?
 
2020-06-06 9:01:20 PM  
People on Twitter are freaking out because they saw on Karenbook that ANTIFA was going to bus in their shock troops and burn down their suburb.

Lol no one is coming to loot the olive garden.
 
2020-06-06 9:02:07 PM  

Nas is like: People on Twitter are freaking out because they saw on Karenbook that ANTIFA was going to bus in their shock troops and burn down their suburb.

Lol no one is coming to loot the olive garden.


I mean I wouldn't do no to liberated breadsticks, jus sayin
 
2020-06-06 9:02:22 PM  

FunkJunkie: Nas is like: People on Twitter are freaking out because they saw on Karenbook that ANTIFA was going to bus in their shock troops and burn down their suburb.

Lol no one is coming to loot the olive garden.

I mean I wouldn't do no to liberated breadsticks, jus sayin


Say no

Always preview dammit
 
2020-06-06 9:02:31 PM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: NeoCortex42: [Fark user image 425x595]

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

Clearly time to rename Pennsylvania Ave to Bunkerbiatch Ave.


Bunker Hill Ave would be awesome.
 
2020-06-06 9:03:15 PM  

Rik01: Global racial discrimination. America is not even the worst.

Link


Whataboutism much?

We're supposed to be "the shining city upon a hill", as some libbie lib liberal once said.
 
2020-06-06 9:03:48 PM  

Rik01: Global racial discrimination. America is not even the worst.

Link


Cool cool.  Let's forget it then.  I'm glad we're finally admitting we're no better than Libya, Bahrain, india, and Lebanon.  Such a low bar to clear.

"Look afghanistan, iran, and Iraq, Saudi Arabia treat their women worse, so we're good."

When you're comparing our country to these countries it brings us to their level.
 
2020-06-06 9:04:19 PM  

shastacola: The DEA Has Been Given Permission To Investigate People Protesting George Floyd's Death


https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/j​asonleopold/george-floyd-police-brutal​ity-protests-government


That's very Nixonian.
 
2020-06-06 9:04:41 PM  

Nas is like: People on Twitter are freaking out because they saw on Karenbook that ANTIFA was going to bus in their shock troops and burn down their suburb.

Lol no one is coming to loot the olive garden.


Olive Garden has an amazing strategy. How do you loot a place when the breadsticks are free? You can't loot that which is free for the taking.

Loaves and fishes...minus the fishes.
 
2020-06-06 9:04:49 PM  

NeoCortex42: [Fark user image 425x595]

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


Those assholes launched an attack on nonviolent protesters in *her* city. They tear gassed the rector of St. Johns while he sat on the stoop of *his own church* ministering the needy. And they have the balls to say that *she* is damaging her relationship with them? Painting BLM down the street was a perfect response on her part. You fark her constituency, you farked with her, now shut up and take your medicine.
 
2020-06-06 9:05:07 PM  

Iamos: Do we have an estimate for DC protest numbers?


I wandered down near the Lincoln for the 12pm protest and it was pretty full. It wasn't 1963 full, but I don't think it was the main gathering point for today. There were a lot more people near the White House and towards downtown.
 
2020-06-06 9:06:02 PM  
Biden being awesome:
https://twitter.com/alfysantillana/st​a​tus/1268933414343892993

Something Trump could never even fake convincingly.
 
2020-06-06 9:06:13 PM  

FunkJunkie: I mean I wouldn't do no to liberated breadsticks, jus sayin


great minds / tiny fist
 
2020-06-06 9:06:52 PM  

NeoCortex42: [Fark user image image 425x595]

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


Did she hurt their fee-fees? What a bunch of snowflakes.
 
2020-06-06 9:09:21 PM  
This is a tweet instead of a protest sign but I thought it was very good.
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2020-06-06 9:09:33 PM  

NeoCortex42: Biden being awesome:
https://twitter.com/alfysantillana/sta​tus/1268933414343892993

Something Trump could never even fake convincingly.


Biden and Obama were great because they are both so good at talking to kids. They like kids. You can't fake liking kids. And talking and moving at kid speeds requires so much more focus and empathy than talking to adults.
 
2020-06-06 9:09:57 PM  

NeoCortex42: Biden being awesome:
https://twitter.com/alfysantillana/sta​tus/1268933414343892993

Something Trump could never even fake convincingly.


I'm tearing up

Goddamn that was awesome
 
2020-06-06 9:10:22 PM  
Also, I see that Fark is staying away from #LadyG.  Might be smart for now.
 
2020-06-06 9:11:22 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: NeoCortex42: Biden being awesome:
https://twitter.com/alfysantillana/sta​tus/1268933414343892993

Something Trump could never even fake convincingly.

Biden and Obama were great because they are both so good at talking to kids. They like kids. You can't fake liking kids. And talking and moving at kid speeds requires so much more focus and empathy than talking to adults.


Most kids having amazingly well-tuned bullshiat detectors. They can sense a phony.
 
2020-06-06 9:12:07 PM  
Day 12?
 
2020-06-06 9:12:07 PM  

Rik01: Global racial discrimination. America is not even the worst.

Link


"America - We're Not The Worst ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ "
 
2020-06-06 9:12:13 PM  

libranoelrose: Iamos: Do we have an estimate for DC protest numbers?

A bunch.

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I count about seventeen +/-
 
2020-06-06 9:13:04 PM  

NeoCortex42: Biden being awesome:
https://twitter.com/alfysantillana/sta​tus/1268933414343892993

Something Trump could never even fake convincingly.


That's the best thing I've seen today, thanks
 
2020-06-06 9:14:26 PM  
I talked to my mom's friend that used to be in the Army Reserve. He said you are trained that you can disobey a direct order if you think it is not right. He said if you are with a commanding officer, and he tells you to go shoot a person in the head, you can disobey that order. He is said there was no excuse for the cops even rookies to be complicit in Floyd's murder. He is black, and he thinks a lot of people are riding the coattails of wanting change. He sees it as another trend. He believe people are genuine if they continue to work with organizations or groups that demands change, and not just go protest.  He also grew up in Milwaukee.
 
2020-06-06 9:14:29 PM  

NeoCortex42: Biden being awesome:
https://twitter.com/alfysantillana/sta​tus/1268933414343892993

Something Trump could never even fake convincingly.


That was great & clearly not staged.

Trump would try to stage something like that, forget what was going on & then either refuse to give the kid anything (maybe if the mother handed him a $20) or be offended that someone black dared to touch him
 
2020-06-06 9:14:35 PM  

libranoelrose: Iamos: Do we have an estimate for DC protest numbers?

A bunch.

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Using state of the art technical teams, it's been determined that the crowd was smaller than the Trump Inauguration where the entire world joined in their love and celebration of Trump Day.
 
2020-06-06 9:15:06 PM  
 
2020-06-06 9:15:54 PM  

Xythero: Also, I see that Fark is staying away from #LadyG.  Might be smart for now.


There was a thread on it yesterday I think

For me there's more pressing matters, if something more than twitter speculation and intimation comes out of it then it's party time :)
 
2020-06-06 9:16:20 PM  

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I'd pay for two things - one, for him to walk in front of a bunch of cops in riot gear, pausing, and doing his 'tssst' click.  And two, everyone - protestors and cops alike - beating the piss out of him.
 
2020-06-06 9:16:57 PM  

Xythero: Also, I see that Fark is staying away from #LadyG.  Might be smart for now.


Blanche is a better nickname anyway
 
2020-06-06 9:17:31 PM  
Like so many stupid things. Racism is not an American exclusive.
 
2020-06-06 9:17:37 PM  

FunkJunkie: Xythero: Also, I see that Fark is staying away from #LadyG.  Might be smart for now.

There was a thread on it yesterday I think

For me there's more pressing matters, if something more than twitter speculation and intimation comes out of it then it's party time :)


I was told that we're supposed to believe literally anything that makes Trumpers look bad no matter how unlikely it actually is.
 
2020-06-06 9:17:54 PM  
 
2020-06-06 9:17:54 PM  

SurelyShirley: libranoelrose: Iamos: Do we have an estimate for DC protest numbers?

A bunch.

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I count about seventeen +/-


Do remember that Trump/Republican math says the number for government accounting purposes is three fifths the number of bodies.
 
2020-06-06 9:18:51 PM  
Protesting and 1st amendment is very America; however, a sizable chunk of the Left has been spouting bullshiat about the USA being stolen lands and defending looting since the "country is a looted country" and shiat like that. 

It's like watching people stuffing their mouths full of cake while mumbling about the flour in the cake being stolen. Then don't eat the farking cake and go back to Ireland you twats.
 
2020-06-06 9:18:55 PM  

Xythero: Also, I see that Fark is staying away from #LadyG.  Might be smart for now.


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But yeah, it just seems to good to be true.
 
2020-06-06 9:18:56 PM  

Xythero: Also, I see that Fark is staying away from #LadyG.  Might be smart for now.


Had to google that, no idea what it was.

Blanche is a terrible, shiatty person, regardless of his sexual orientation
 
2020-06-06 9:20:14 PM  
Minneapolis police starting shiat for some moronic reason:

https://twitter.com/TheTNHoller/statu​s​/1269420709501165568
 
2020-06-06 9:20:26 PM  
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.
 
2020-06-06 9:21:05 PM  

JerseyTim: Sooooo... things in Minneapolis seem nice.
https://twitter.com/TheTNHoller/status​/1269420709501165568?s=19


That is how some of the riots started when they first began protesting. Some people were getting peppered sprayed by cops driving by them. People got pissed off and reacted. The other set of rioters were people out of state trying to start shiat, and at least one copy trying to start shiat. Same with the looters. I am not surprised they are still doing this.
 
2020-06-06 9:21:05 PM  

demonfaerie: I talked to my mom's friend that used to be in the Army Reserve. He said you are trained that you can disobey a direct order if you think it is not right. He said if you are with a commanding officer, and he tells you to go shoot a person in the head, you can disobey that order. He is said there was no excuse for the cops even rookies to be complicit in Floyd's murder. He is black, and he thinks a lot of people are riding the coattails of wanting change. He sees it as another trend. He believe people are genuine if they continue to work with organizations or groups that demands change, and not just go protest.  He also grew up in Milwaukee.


This is true. You can disobey. Period.
 
2020-06-06 9:21:10 PM  
From the hometown of Kim Davis.

"NO HATE IN OUR HOLLER"

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2020-06-06 9:21:32 PM  

leviosaurus: NeoCortex42: [Fark user image 425x595]

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

Those assholes launched an attack on nonviolent protesters in *her* city. They tear gassed the rector of St. Johns while he sat on the stoop of *his own church* ministering the needy. And they have the balls to say that *she* is damaging her relationship with them? Painting BLM down the street was a perfect response on her part. You fark her constituency, you farked with her, now shut up and take your medicine.


It can be seen from space. Planet Labs shared this satellite image.
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And then there's these two.
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2020-06-06 9:21:41 PM  

Epicedion: FunkJunkie: Xythero: Also, I see that Fark is staying away from #LadyG.  Might be smart for now.

There was a thread on it yesterday I think

For me there's more pressing matters, if something more than twitter speculation and intimation comes out of it then it's party time :)

I was told that we're supposed to believe literally anything that makes Trumpers look bad no matter how unlikely it actually is.


The Dem echo chamber is just as fuxked as the Rep's

There so much real to be mad about I don't know why people go chasing after that kind of crap
 
2020-06-06 9:21:43 PM  

NeoCortex42: Biden being awesome:
https://twitter.com/alfysantillana/sta​tus/1268933414343892993

Something Trump could never even fake convincingly.


It got really dusty in here.
 
2020-06-06 9:22:38 PM  

shastacola: Minneapolis police starting shiat for some moronic reason:

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


Drive by pepper spraying?

Jeez what a bunch of clowns.....
 
2020-06-06 9:23:33 PM  
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2020-06-06 9:23:42 PM  

JerseyTim: Sooooo... things in Minneapolis seem nice.
https://twitter.com/TheTNHoller/status​/1269420709501165568?s=19


It's either that they haven't figured out people aren't letting this shiat slide anymore or they see the writing on the wall so they're trying to get their kicks while they can

Ugh
 
2020-06-06 9:23:54 PM  

demonfaerie: I talked to my mom's friend that used to be in the Army Reserve. He said you are trained that you can disobey a direct order if you think it is not right. He said if you are with a commanding officer, and he tells you to go shoot a person in the head, you can disobey that order. He is said there was no excuse for the cops even rookies to be complicit in Floyd's murder. He is black, and he thinks a lot of people are riding the coattails of wanting change. He sees it as another trend. He believe people are genuine if they continue to work with organizations or groups that demands change, and not just go protest.  He also grew up in Milwaukee.


Yeah I was in the NG ... shiat, way too long ago (when did I get so old...?) & at least once a year we had to do a 2-4 hour block of instruction to our platoons on what an illegal order was & how/why to refuse it (we also spent weeks (over the years) in ROTC going over & over that).  "Just following orders" is NOT going to cover your ass, at least under the UCMJ.

Refusing to follow an order 'is' a really big deal (very potentially career ending), but it was drilled into us over & over that 'this' is what our military is built on & blind obedience isn't the way to go.

/one of the better ways of questioning an order was to ask for it in writing.  Doing so would be essentially waving a BIG red flag in front of whoever told you to go do 'x' as you're essentially collecting evidence for the upcoming court martial.  By asking for them that way it was supposed to let the issuing officer rethink just what he/she was telling you to go do
//of course if it 'was' a legal order then you're pretty much farked...but you can look at yourself in the mirror
 
2020-06-06 9:23:54 PM  

JerseyTim: Sooooo... things in Minneapolis seem nice.
https://twitter.com/TheTNHoller/status​/1269420709501165568?s=19


That was 6 days ago
 
2020-06-06 9:24:49 PM  

12349876: From the hometown of Kim Davis.

"NO HATE IN OUR HOLLER"

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America, sometimes you make me smile.
 
2020-06-06 9:25:13 PM  

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.


Well damn
I guess we shouldn't try to make our own country any better

Thanks for contributing
 
2020-06-06 9:25:35 PM  

Ken S.: JerseyTim: Sooooo... things in Minneapolis seem nice.
https://twitter.com/TheTNHoller/status​/1269420709501165568?s=19

That was 6 days ago


Cops where doing drive by pepper spraying six days ago?

What a bunch of clowns.....
 
2020-06-06 9:25:45 PM  

Ken S.: JerseyTim: Sooooo... things in Minneapolis seem nice.
https://twitter.com/TheTNHoller/status​/1269420709501165568?s=19

That was 6 days ago


The fact that it happened at all is horrific.
 
2020-06-06 9:26:04 PM  

Tr0mBoNe: That is not incorrect.


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This guy would like to disagree with you because protesting racism is exactly what he was doing and protesting America is exactly what his detractors accused him of in order to discredit him.
 
2020-06-06 9:26:33 PM  

demonfaerie: I talked to my mom's friend that used to be in the Army Reserve. He said you are trained that you can disobey a direct order if you think it is not right. He said if you are with a commanding officer, and he tells you to go shoot a person in the head, you can disobey that order.


Which is why it's infuriating that we're told that you must obey a cop's orders no matter what.

It's insane that an army private in wartime has more rights than a civilian in peacetime.
 
2020-06-06 9:28:26 PM  

shastacola: Minneapolis police starting shiat for some moronic reason:

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


It's almost like they are doing it for fun.
 
2020-06-06 9:29:02 PM  

shastacola: Minneapolis police starting shiat for some moronic reason:

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


That whole department needs to be fired from the top down.

I'm sure that the NG could fill in for a while.  Anyone who wanted to reapply could do so but would need to be 'thoroughly' vetted before the rehire (and to keep things from getting completely out of control, they could be rehired at their old rank & pension level).  Anyone not rehired would have their police powers stripped from them for 'x' (open to negotiation) years so they couldn't just move a town or two over & get rehired.
 
2020-06-06 9:29:37 PM  

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He FINALLY knows the military has his back...


Damn good for him.
 
2020-06-06 9:29:53 PM  

null: Member of Ohio National Guard sent to D.C. to protect PeeResident Bunker Biatch removed from duty after FBI discovers ties to extremist organization


Bye bye, Nazi mole.

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2020-06-06 9:31:10 PM  
#Trump2020NowMoreThanEver is trending...because everyone is dunking on it.

Every time they try to start, they get destroyed.  I like that trend.  I hope it continues...forever.
 
2020-06-06 9:31:21 PM  

12349876: From the hometown of Kim Davis.

"NO HATE IN OUR HOLLER"

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That's awesome.

And while the big city protests are important, it's these decent sized protests in places that you'd 'never' expect them (those with personal knowledge about the town/area) that may make the most change long term.  Letting the racist bullies know that their neighbors are 'not' with them.
 
2020-06-06 9:31:45 PM  
 
2020-06-06 9:32:17 PM  

12349876: From the hometown of Kim Davis.

"NO HATE IN OUR HOLLER"

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That's awesome
 
2020-06-06 9:33:23 PM  

Nas is like: shastacola: Minneapolis police starting shiat for some moronic reason:

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

Drive by pepper spraying?

Jeez what a bunch of clowns.....


It's literally out of the Joker's playbook.

/also Scarecrow
 
2020-06-06 9:34:45 PM  

gregz18: #Trump2020NowMoreThanEver is trending...because everyone is dunking on it.

Every time they try to start, they get destroyed.  I like that trend.  I hope it continues...forever.


I'm glad these idiots keep trying

There was an article today in The Atlantic online about the K-pop stans hijacking hashtags

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This seems to be the right's online messaging strategy
 
2020-06-06 9:35:44 PM  

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Alone.

FFS.
 
2020-06-06 9:35:45 PM  
Favorite sign I have seen so far was "Racism is small dick energy" if I didn't have kiddos, it would be in the front yard with the other signs.
 
2020-06-06 9:36:11 PM  
Mrs. Carte said, at the rally and march in our town this morning,  "I marched in 1965 so we wouldn't have to do this sh*t today."

She has some breathing problems so we had to push her around in a wheelchair part of the time.

Pretty good turn out for our almost all white suburb, several thousand people.

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2020-06-06 9:36:14 PM  

Epicedion: FunkJunkie: Xythero: Also, I see that Fark is staying away from #LadyG.  Might be smart for now.

There was a thread on it yesterday I think

For me there's more pressing matters, if something more than twitter speculation and intimation comes out of it then it's party time :)

I was told that we're supposed to believe literally anything that makes Trumpers look bad no matter how unlikely it actually is.


Most of fark believes it I expect, there's just nothing to really discuss because we already knew or suspected everything involved. He's gay (we knew that), he's compromised (we knew that), and someone found out (we knew that). 

Back to changing people's lives for the better.
 
2020-06-06 9:36:46 PM  
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
 
2020-06-06 9:38:31 PM  
November 9, 2016
President Trump's first speech to the nation
Now it's time for America to bind the wounds of division; have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people. It's time. I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important to me...


May 31, 2020
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2020-06-06 9:39:30 PM  

vrax: shastacola: [Fark user image 714x836]

Alone.

FFS.


Maybe someone will take his place at night? No statehouse should go unguarded by protesters. It's time to be seen. He is doing the right thing.
 
2020-06-06 9:41:37 PM  
https://twitter.com/sarahcpr/status/1​2​69411521987256320

These are way more entertaining than they should be.
 
2020-06-06 9:41:40 PM  

libranoelrose: Iamos: Do we have an estimate for DC protest numbers?

A bunch.

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I love zoom lenses.
 
2020-06-06 9:42:29 PM  
From Louisville.

Rappers Bryson Tiller and Jack Harlow, NBA player D'Angelo Russell, NFL players Jamon Brown and George Fant. (yes the white guy is a rapper)

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2020-06-06 9:43:04 PM  
Wonder where all the Trumphumpers disappeared to tonight?
 
2020-06-06 9:43:41 PM  

tinyarena: November 9, 2016
President Trump's first speech to the nation
Now it's time for America to bind the wounds of division; have to get together. To all Republicans and Democrats and independents across this nation, I say it is time for us to come together as one united people. It's time. I pledge to every citizen of our land that I will be president for all Americans, and this is so important to me...


May 31, 2020
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We knew at the time it was a call to STFU and let Trump and the GOP drive.  It was laughable.  If there was any sort of cosmic justice he would have been hit by a meteorite on day one.
 
2020-06-06 9:44:17 PM  
Greil:
Most of fark believes it I expect, there's just nothing to really discuss because we already knew or suspected everything involved. He's gay (we knew that), he's compromised (we knew that), and someone found out (we knew that). 

Back to changing people's lives for the better.


I still wouldn't be surprised if there was no compromising involved, and he's just that big of a bootlicker.
 
2020-06-06 9:44:34 PM  

12349876: From Louisville.

Rappers Bryson Tiller and Jack Harlow, NBA player D'Angelo Russell, NFL players Jamon Brown and George Fant. (yes the white guy is a rapper)

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A white rapper!? That's shady!

/I suddenly want candy-coated chocolates for some reason
 
2020-06-06 9:45:35 PM  

NeoCortex42: https://twitter.com/sarahcpr/status/1​2​69411521987256320

These are way more entertaining than they should be.


Sarah is a National Farking Treasure.
 
2020-06-06 9:45:50 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: vrax: shastacola: [Fark user image 714x836]

Alone.

FFS.

Maybe someone will take his place at night? No statehouse should go unguarded by protesters. It's time to be seen. He is doing the right thing.


I hope so, though I could also see him just stay there.  The USMC should be proud of him.
 
2020-06-06 9:46:28 PM  
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2020-06-06 9:47:02 PM  

NeoCortex42: https://twitter.com/sarahcpr/status/1​2​69411521987256320

These are way more entertaining than they should be.


I have been enjoying the Musical Stylings of Courtney Jaye
 
2020-06-06 9:47:39 PM  

JerseyTim: Sooooo... things in Minneapolis seem nice.
https://twitter.com/TheTNHoller/status​/1269420709501165568?s=19


What absolute assholes.
 
2020-06-06 9:47:56 PM  

Enigmamf: libranoelrose: Iamos: Do we have an estimate for DC protest numbers?

A bunch.

[dynaimage.cdn.cnn.com image 850x566]

I love zoom lenses.


I get what you're trying to say, but the road is loaded with people all the way to the horizon/top of the hill in the distance.
 
2020-06-06 9:48:27 PM  

NeoCortex42: https://twitter.com/sarahcpr/status/1​2​69411521987256320

These are way more entertaining than they should be.


Bwahaahaaa (down in the comments)

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2020-06-06 9:48:44 PM  

FunkJunkie: shastacola: [Fark user image image 751x769]

Holy shiat

It's well known everywhere in Texas if you're black you don't let the sun set on you in Vidor

For real y'all don't know how big a deal that is


I've been to Cullman, Alabama and seen the sign with my own eyes.

in 1998.
 
2020-06-06 9:49:40 PM  

Gratch: Wonder where all the Trumphumpers disappeared to tonight?


Bunkers?
 
2020-06-06 9:50:19 PM  

Enigmamf: libranoelrose: Iamos: Do we have an estimate for DC protest numbers?

A bunch.

[dynaimage.cdn.cnn.com image 850x566]

I love zoom lenses.


They are very convenient when you can't carry every focal length lens around with you.

Or were you being an asshole on the internet?
 
2020-06-06 9:50:55 PM  
They have been outing themselves on fox.
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2020-06-06 9:51:42 PM  

Rik01: Global racial discrimination. America is not even the worst.

Link


We sure as hell aren't the best.
 
2020-06-06 9:52:07 PM  
Ya know, it's really nice that we've got time to dig into twitter threads for amusing pictures/memes & not quickly switching from one feed to another to see what the latest outrage the police are doing.  Peaceful protesting may be boring to watch...but it's the right way to do it.
 
2020-06-06 9:54:26 PM  

Recoil Therapy: Ya know, it's really nice that we've got time to dig into twitter threads for amusing pictures/memes & not quickly switching from one feed to another to see what the latest outrage the police are doing.  Peaceful protesting may be boring to watch...but it's the right way to do it.


I've enjoyed seeing people singing and dancing, caught a few good speeches in there too

The mayhem catches eyes but what's happening now moves the heart
 
2020-06-06 9:58:43 PM  

Ken S.: They have been outing themselves on fox.
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Huh, I think that's the first Tucker still I've seen where he only looks bewildered, instead of bewildered and angry.
 
2020-06-06 9:58:53 PM  

FunkJunkie: Recoil Therapy: Ya know, it's really nice that we've got time to dig into twitter threads for amusing pictures/memes & not quickly switching from one feed to another to see what the latest outrage the police are doing.  Peaceful protesting may be boring to watch...but it's the right way to do it.

I've enjoyed seeing people singing and dancing, caught a few good speeches in there too

The mayhem catches eyes but what's happening now moves the heart


Many reckonings will happen. They have already begun
 
2020-06-06 10:00:02 PM  

stuffy: Like so many stupid things. Racism is not an American exclusive.


No shiat, your point?
 
2020-06-06 10:00:46 PM  

Rik01: Global racial discrimination. America is not even the worst.

Link


Oh. So let's just stop trying to improve until the others get their act together.
 
2020-06-06 10:01:32 PM  

vrax: Bennie Crabtree: vrax: shastacola: [Fark user image 714x836]

Alone.

FFS.

Maybe someone will take his place at night? No statehouse should go unguarded by protesters. It's time to be seen. He is doing the right thing.

I hope so, though I could also see him just stay there.  The USMC should be proud of him.


I hope the USMC considers it re: promotion.
 
2020-06-06 10:03:08 PM  

Dadoody: Protesting and 1st amendment is very America; however, a sizable chunk of the Left has been spouting bullshiat about the USA being stolen lands and defending looting since the "country is a looted country" and shiat like that.


It's the voices in your head saying that not liberals
 
2020-06-06 10:03:30 PM  
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2020-06-06 10:04:04 PM  

Recoil Therapy: Ya know, it's really nice that we've got time to dig into twitter threads for amusing pictures/memes & not quickly switching from one feed to another to see what the latest outrage the police are doing.  Peaceful protesting may be boring to watch...but it's the right way to do it.


There was a really wholesome tweet about recharging that ended the week on my timeline.
 
2020-06-06 10:04:24 PM  

Recoil Therapy: Ya know, it's really nice that we've got time to dig into twitter threads for amusing pictures/memes & not quickly switching from one feed to another to see what the latest outrage the police are doing.  Peaceful protesting may be boring to watch...but it's the right way to do it.


I love the creativity and artwork of peaceful protesting.
 
2020-06-06 10:05:33 PM  

Recoil Therapy: NeoCortex42: https://twitter.com/sarahcpr/status/12​69411521987256320

These are way more entertaining than they should be.

Bwahaahaaa (down in the comments)

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I saw someone SAY there was a version of this that added "Home of the Wimper," but I haven't come across it yet.
 
2020-06-06 10:05:33 PM  

chitownmike: Dadoody: Protesting and 1st amendment is very America; however, a sizable chunk of the Left has been spouting bullshiat about the USA being stolen lands and defending looting since the "country is a looted country" and shiat like that.

It's the voices in your head saying that not liberals


I don't know about 'sizable chunk', but bad attempts at conveying a difference in focus lend themselves to that particular perspective.
 
2020-06-06 10:05:43 PM  

FunkJunkie: Recoil Therapy: Ya know, it's really nice that we've got time to dig into twitter threads for amusing pictures/memes & not quickly switching from one feed to another to see what the latest outrage the police are doing.  Peaceful protesting may be boring to watch...but it's the right way to do it.

I've enjoyed seeing people singing and dancing, caught a few good speeches in there too

The mayhem catches eyes but what's happening now moves the heart


Two things changed.

The peaceful protesters after the first few days have been savvy about looking for looters and white supremacists in their ranks, and have either subdued them for the police or have both recorded and called the police on them specifically. My guess is the ones that want to loot have either given up, or most have been arrested at this point.

The police seem to also be tired of being recorded doing terrible things that turn viral on the Internet, and the protesters have been left mostly alone. Constantly treating every protest like a riot is both expensive, uses a lot of OT, and distracts the police from doing their actual jobs.
 
2020-06-06 10:06:44 PM  

Ken S.: They have been outing themselves on fox.
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Oh, that's *WONDERFUL*. Thanks for the pic.

Bow-tie boy.
 
2020-06-06 10:07:14 PM  

libranoelrose: Iamos: Do we have an estimate for DC protest numbers?

A bunch.

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I'm guessing there is no aerial photography of the crowd size because aircraft and drones are grounded around the White House.
 
2020-06-06 10:07:23 PM  
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2020-06-06 10:08:05 PM  
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2020-06-06 10:08:44 PM  
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2020-06-06 10:09:28 PM  

libranoelrose: Iamos: Do we have an estimate for DC protest numbers?

A bunch.

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That is much more than the crowd for his election.
 
2020-06-06 10:09:48 PM  

quiotu: FunkJunkie: Recoil Therapy: Ya know, it's really nice that we've got time to dig into twitter threads for amusing pictures/memes & not quickly switching from one feed to another to see what the latest outrage the police are doing.  Peaceful protesting may be boring to watch...but it's the right way to do it.

I've enjoyed seeing people singing and dancing, caught a few good speeches in there too

The mayhem catches eyes but what's happening now moves the heart

Two things changed.

The peaceful protesters after the first few days have been savvy about looking for looters and white supremacists in their ranks, and have either subdued them for the police or have both recorded and called the police on them specifically. My guess is the ones that want to loot have either given up, or most have been arrested at this point.

The police seem to also be tired of being recorded doing terrible things that turn viral on the Internet, and the protesters have been left mostly alone. Constantly treating every protest like a riot is both expensive, uses a lot of OT, and distracts the police from doing their actual jobs.


Nah, they're just tired of beating people and need a day off.

https://chicago.suntimes.com/city-hal​l​/2020/6/3/21279708/chicago-police-misc​onduct-protesters-officers-fatigue-rio​ts-chicago

After the false photo ops, the random charges, the gas, the attempted murders, the actual murders, the flat out abductions, the pepper spray, the solidarity with abusers, running people over with cars, the chokeholds...don't accept the bait. anyone still armed with a badge and baton is an enemy.
 
2020-06-06 10:10:16 PM  

stuffy: Like so many stupid things. Racism is not an American exclusive.


Denial of it and claiming reverse racism is uniquely American though.
 
2020-06-06 10:10:44 PM  

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.
 
2020-06-06 10:10:57 PM  

badtrotsky013: libranoelrose: Iamos: Do we have an estimate for DC protest numbers?

A bunch.

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That is much more than the crowd for his election.


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2020-06-06 10:11:20 PM  

quiotu: FunkJunkie: The police seem to also be tired of being recorded doing terrible things that turn viral on the Internet, and the protesters have been left mostly alone. Constantly treating every protest like a riot is both expensive, uses a lot of OT, and distracts the police from doing their actual jobs.


... (offer not valid in NYC, Buffalo, Philly, or LA...)
 
2020-06-06 10:11:33 PM  
Now the driving protests filling Louisville! Pretty cool!
 
2020-06-06 10:11:37 PM  

theguyyousaw: [Fark user image 309x750]


Coal miner union organizers are Big Magic. When they show up, people listen, because they have survived murder attempts, and held the hands of cave-in victims, and there are always people without insurance dying from their livelihood, and those organizers are helping them until the bitter end. When a coal miner organizer comes out to help a cause, that's real big.
 
2020-06-06 10:12:06 PM  
Wow.


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2020-06-06 10:12:09 PM  

demonfaerie: I talked to my mom's friend that used to be in the Army Reserve. He said you are trained that you can disobey a direct order if you think it is not right. He said if you are with a commanding officer, and he tells you to go shoot a person in the head, you can disobey that order. He is said there was no excuse for the cops even rookies to be complicit in Floyd's murder. He is black, and he thinks a lot of people are riding the coattails of wanting change. He sees it as another trend. He believe people are genuine if they continue to work with organizations or groups that demands change, and not just go protest.  He also grew up in Milwaukee.


Except for we're talking about cops, not military people. They're not trained to judge orders, just obey them.
 
2020-06-06 10:12:15 PM  

whitroth: Ken S.: They have been outing themselves on fox.
[Fark user image 425x265]

Oh, that's *WONDERFUL*. Thanks for the pic.

Bow-tie boy.


Your welcome, but use this one instead, it is much better.
Got to appreciate when they make the memes for us.
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2020-06-06 10:13:26 PM  
Did we lose the KittyKat Lounge feed? I turned off the sound for a couple minutes and when I came back, meow, it was gone.
 
2020-06-06 10:15:18 PM  

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.
 
2020-06-06 10:15:22 PM  
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When I grow up, I want to be this biatchin' granny.

https://mobile.twitter.com/MonicasRan​s​om/status/1268430306349998080
 
2020-06-06 10:15:31 PM  

Iamos: Do we have an estimate for DC protest numbers?


I'm old enough (on Medicare), and moderately vulnerable, but couldn't stand it any more. My SO is very vulnerable, so couldn't go, but I was there. Based on far too many other protests, tens of thousands would be an undercount. Probably, given how it was all the hell over*, hundreds of thousands.

* I joined a march on H St. Wound up near 9th and Constitution. The crowd started moving again, but even with a mask, I was *not* going under an underpass, so headed back the other way... and there was *another* large march on Pennsylvania Ave.

I made sure to show to be near the federal security, police, and DEA whenever the march passed them, to show them the back of my sign: The Oath is to the Constitution, NOT to the Orange Hairball.
 
2020-06-06 10:16:37 PM  
Marianne Williamson not mincing words. She's a goofball and was reaching way above her pay grade by running for president but I kind of like her.


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2020-06-06 10:17:26 PM  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rod-E​U​ezCU0

Mosh hasn't seen too much security behind the baby fence
 
2020-06-06 10:18:21 PM  

andrewagill: [Fark user image image 425x666]

When I grow up, I want to be this biatchin' granny.

https://mobile.twitter.com/MonicasRans​om/status/1268430306349998080


Her feed is farking awesome.
 
2020-06-06 10:18:40 PM  
Suspended.  Should be arrested and in jail.

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2020-06-06 10:18:57 PM  

shastacola: [Fark user image image 714x836]


That's beautiful.
 
2020-06-06 10:19:16 PM  
https://twitter.com/FordFischer/statu​s​/1269295500106366978

Secret Service with long duffle bags and badges marked "United States Secret Service Special Operations Counter Sniper Team" heading into the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute building a block north of White House.
 
2020-06-06 10:20:04 PM  

andrewagill: [Fark user image image 425x666]

When I grow up, I want to be this biatchin' granny.

https://mobile.twitter.com/MonicasRans​om/status/1268430306349998080


Incredible.
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2020-06-06 10:23:35 PM  
someone needs to give moshpxt a bigger audience.
 
2020-06-06 10:23:46 PM  

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.
 
2020-06-06 10:25:40 PM  

King Something: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rod-E​U​ezCU0

Mosh hasn't seen too much security behind the baby fence


Mosh Pxt is a cooking show now, the million protesters marching by, he's helping to grill hot dogs.
 
2020-06-06 10:25:47 PM  

whitroth: Iamos: Do we have an estimate for DC protest numbers?

I'm old enough (on Medicare), and moderately vulnerable, but couldn't stand it any more. My SO is very vulnerable, so couldn't go, but I was there. Based on far too many other protests, tens of thousands would be an undercount. Probably, given how it was all the hell over*, hundreds of thousands.

* I joined a march on H St. Wound up near 9th and Constitution. The crowd started moving again, but even with a mask, I was *not* going under an underpass, so headed back the other way... and there was *another* large march on Pennsylvania Ave.

I made sure to show to be near the federal security, police, and DEA whenever the march passed them, to show them the back of my sign: The Oath is to the Constitution, NOT to the Orange Hairball.


Please be extremely careful.  My folks were vulnerable/very vulnerable, and due to a required doctor's check-in (chemo related), they were exposed.  One ultimately didn't make it.  As big as these events are, and as meaningful as they may be, there are enough supportive actions that can be taken from the safety of your home.
 
2020-06-06 10:25:56 PM  

ox45tallboy: FunkJunkie: shastacola: [Fark user image image 751x769]

Holy shiat

It's well known everywhere in Texas if you're black you don't let the sun set on you in Vidor

For real y'all don't know how big a deal that is

I've been to Cullman, Alabama and seen the sign with my own eyes.

in 1998.


I actually played a couple of shows in Cullman back in the day put on by an old hippie.

/didn't see the aforementioned sign
//wouldn't have been surprised by it
///threes
 
2020-06-06 10:26:25 PM  

Hobodeluxe: https://twitter.com/FordFischer/statu​s​/1269295500106366978

Secret Service with long duffle bags and badges marked "United States Secret Service Special Operations Counter Sniper Team" heading into the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute building a block north of White House.


Well yeah. Their job us to make sure that anyone who uses this as cover against the President is stopped. This protest was expected to happen, they have to be prepared. Do you think the President goes anywhere without a counter-sniper team in place? Or that any large planned thing happens in the area without them being there?

Seriously, they are not worried about the protestors, looters or even any casual rioters.
 
2020-06-06 10:26:39 PM  

King Something: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rod-E​U​ezCU0

Mosh hasn't seen too much security behind the baby fence


Cooking with Mosh, coming this July on Food Network.
 
2020-06-06 10:26:56 PM  

monsatano: andrewagill: [Fark user image image 425x666]

When I grow up, I want to be this biatchin' granny.

https://mobile.twitter.com/MonicasRans​om/status/1268430306349998080

Her feed is farking awesome.


She also retweeted something about how K-Pop stans are flooding QAnon hashtags & I'm like, how much more internet could this be & the answer is none. None more internet.
 
2020-06-06 10:27:29 PM  

CipollinaFan: King Something: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rod-EU​ezCU0

Mosh hasn't seen too much security behind the baby fence

Cooking with Mosh, coming this July on Food Network.


aaaand now hes on fire.
 
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2020-06-06 10:27:46 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: King Something: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rod-EU​ezCU0

Mosh hasn't seen too much security behind the baby fence

Mosh Pxt is a cooking show now, the million protesters marching by, he's helping to grill hot dogs.


And they put the hotdogs directly over freshly poured lighter fluid. Gross
 
2020-06-06 10:28:00 PM  

Bennie Crabtree: theguyyousaw: [Fark user image 309x750]

Coal miner union organizers are Big Magic. When they show up, people listen, because they have survived murder attempts, and held the hands of cave-in victims, and there are always people without insurance dying from their livelihood, and those organizers are helping them until the bitter end. When a coal miner organizer comes out to help a cause, that's real big.


I'm personally against coal, oil and gas, but the sentiment of "burn all the things" really gets people's attention.

You can protest peacefully all you want, but until heads are splitting and you can feel the heat of the flames, no one cares.

The biggest problem is, is that this current movement has no leader, no unified voice, no list of demands beyond better police accountability.

We need a protesters union.
We need a unifying voice.
We need a list of demands that no rational person could vote against.

I do fear, that this unrest will dissolve without these things.

Until the famine, then things will get hairy again.
 
2020-06-06 10:28:27 PM  

andrewagill: monsatano: andrewagill: [Fark user image image 425x666]

When I grow up, I want to be this biatchin' granny.

https://mobile.twitter.com/MonicasRans​om/status/1268430306349998080

Her feed is farking awesome.

She also retweeted something about how K-Pop stans are flooding QAnon hashtags & I'm like, how much more internet could this be & the answer is none. None more internet.


Needs more tiny penis jokes.


Oh, wait, you already mentioned Q.
 
2020-06-06 10:29:09 PM  

ox45tallboy: demonfaerie: I talked to my mom's friend that used to be in the Army Reserve. He said you are trained that you can disobey a direct order if you think it is not right. He said if you are with a commanding officer, and he tells you to go shoot a person in the head, you can disobey that order. He is said there was no excuse for the cops even rookies to be complicit in Floyd's murder. He is black, and he thinks a lot of people are riding the coattails of wanting change. He sees it as another trend. He believe people are genuine if they continue to work with organizations or groups that demands change, and not just go protest.  He also grew up in Milwaukee.

Except for we're talking about cops, not military people. They're not trained to judge orders, just obey them.


Cops want to be like the military than maybe they should have rules like the military.
 
2020-06-06 10:29:21 PM  
The moustache did a little jiggle in slow mo
 
2020-06-06 10:31:02 PM  
Hate to threadjack, but has there been a thread on that cyclist jackwagon who assaulted those girls & took away their BLM signs? He was finally identified & arrested.
 
2020-06-06 10:31:37 PM  
 
2020-06-06 10:32:05 PM  
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2020-06-06 10:32:15 PM  

casey17: Hate to threadjack, but has there been a thread on that cyclist jackwagon who assaulted those girls & took away their BLM signs? He was finally identified & arrested.


It's currently the first one on the politics tab right now I believe
 
2020-06-06 10:32:30 PM  

casey17: Hate to threadjack, but has there been a thread on that cyclist jackwagon who assaulted those girls & took away their BLM signs? He was finally identified & arrested.


Like 4 links up.
 
2020-06-06 10:33:02 PM  

BolloxReader: Hobodeluxe: https://twitter.com/FordFischer/status​/1269295500106366978

Secret Service with long duffle bags and badges marked "United States Secret Service Special Operations Counter Sniper Team" heading into the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute building a block north of White House.

Well yeah. Their job us to make sure that anyone who uses this as cover against the President is stopped. This protest was expected to happen, they have to be prepared. Do you think the President goes anywhere without a counter-sniper team in place? Or that any large planned thing happens in the area without them being there?

Seriously, they are not worried about the protestors, looters or even any casual rioters.


This, since I only have 1 smart to apply. These aren't the unnamed, unmarked brownshirt army barr assembled, these are labeled secret service guys setting up for a fairly predictable eventuality.
 
2020-06-06 10:33:08 PM  

TheGhostofFarkPast: casey17: Hate to threadjack, but has there been a thread on that cyclist jackwagon who assaulted those girls & took away their BLM signs? He was finally identified & arrested.

It's currently the first one on the politics tab right now I believe


I was wrong it was on the main tab

https://m.fark.com/comments/10838679?​f​rom_page=main
 
2020-06-06 10:34:22 PM  

theguyyousaw: Bennie Crabtree: theguyyousaw: [Fark user image 309x750]

Coal miner union organizers are Big Magic. When they show up, people listen, because they have survived murder attempts, and held the hands of cave-in victims, and there are always people without insurance dying from their livelihood, and those organizers are helping them until the bitter end. When a coal miner organizer comes out to help a cause, that's real big.

I'm personally against coal, oil and gas, but the sentiment of "burn all the things" really gets people's attention.

You can protest peacefully all you want, but until heads are splitting and you can feel the heat of the flames, no one cares.

The biggest problem is, is that this current movement has no leader, no unified voice, no list of demands beyond better police accountability.

We need a protesters union.
We need a unifying voice.
We need a list of demands that no rational person could vote against.

I do fear, that this unrest will dissolve without these things.

Until the famine, then things will get hairy again.


No rational human being?

To really fix this long overdue problem, a lot has to change and it will be uncomfortable for many.

Equality is oppression to the privileged
 
2020-06-06 10:35:40 PM  

TheGhostofFarkPast: In Klamath Falls, Oregon, victory declared over antifa, which never showed up

These people are racist morons


Oh boy. This is actually scary.
 
2020-06-06 10:38:27 PM  

Nadie_AZ: TheGhostofFarkPast: In Klamath Falls, Oregon, victory declared over antifa, which never showed up

These people are racist morons

Oh boy. This is actually scary.


It is. Shows you have easily propaganda from either Russia or white supremacist can easily trick these people into thinking someone will have 50 buses loaded with people who are coming for their towns. Anybody with a decent brain would have easily debunked this crap.
 
2020-06-06 10:38:41 PM  
Seattle just popped.
 
2020-06-06 10:38:43 PM  

andrewagill: [Fark user image image 425x666]

When I grow up, I want to be this biatchin' granny.

https://mobile.twitter.com/MonicasRans​om/status/1268430306349998080


Oh shiat she's pretty close to me

What a badass
 
2020-06-06 10:39:46 PM  

Recoil Therapy: NeoCortex42: [Fark user image 425x595]

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

My favorite part of the whole thing (& I'm sure 'why' they did so) is by painting that BIG BLM on the street, Donny's going to see it every time he flies in/out of the WH

/and hopefully some of his pilots just happen to hover over it for a minute or two
//"Sorry sir, had a warning light up here.  Will just take a minute or so to check it out..."


Hopefully just another stressor that leads to his eventual stroke.
 
2020-06-06 10:42:10 PM  
Seattle is farked. Explosions and gas everywhere on the woke stream.
 
2020-06-06 10:42:17 PM  

Pichu0102: Seattle just popped.


Link?
 
2020-06-06 10:42:35 PM  

Pichu0102: Seattle is farked. Explosions and gas everywhere on the woke stream.


Thanks
 
2020-06-06 10:42:53 PM  
Another farking police riot in Seattle.
 
2020-06-06 10:43:00 PM  

stuffy: Like so many stupid things. Racism is not an American exclusive.


America is different in the sense that we project our exceptionalism to the point of forcing it on other countries militarily and pretend we're better than other countries.  One of our biggest things is that we tout freedom, but if people are being oppressed is everyone actually free?  The other thing is we act like we're morally superior to everyone else because of all these things.

Sure if we want to drop the pretense we're some bastion of equality and greatness, I'm fine with that.  Other countries and places around the world don't try to hide it.  They don't try to assert their dominance on the world stage while pretending how great they are.

Basically, we're that perfect nuclear family, god fearing, bible thumping, everybody is amazingly happy, and everyone on the block aspires to be us.  We constantly talk down on others because the gays, and how because we pray we're better than everyone else.  But behind closed doors dad beats mom and on saturday nights can be found at the local park bathrooms sucking dick for fun.

Yes racism is around a lot of places.  That doesn't make it ok.  It also is a skeleton in our closet that greatly reduces our standing in the world because we act so superior and talk about how everyone else should be like us and look down on them for not being us while treating our own people like shiat.

We're no better than india.  It's cool.  That makes everything good.  We shouldn't worry about it.  We shouldn't change it.  We treat our own citizens like they do in India.  I'm glad that's out in the open, maybe we can stop pretending we're the greatest on the world stage now that we've admitted we're no better.
 
2020-06-06 10:43:03 PM  

Pichu0102: Seattle just popped.


Oh shiat I just went back to Woke when you said that

Did you see what caused it?
 
2020-06-06 10:43:15 PM  
The slogan should be Black Lives Also Matter.

But that is longer to put on a sign.
And not as catchy.
And the acronym would be BLAM. That does not convey the right message.

Everyone who is not a racist knows that BLM really means Black Lives Also Matter.
 
2020-06-06 10:43:38 PM  

Nadie_AZ: TheGhostofFarkPast: In Klamath Falls, Oregon, victory declared over antifa, which never showed up

These people are racist morons

Oh boy. This is actually scary.


It is, but also realize that most of these gun toting pussballs don't even have the courage to look a black man in the face when he carries a sign that says "My Life Matters."  They're weak and cowardly, no matter how many guns they display.

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2020-06-06 10:43:51 PM  

libranoelrose: Pichu0102: Seattle just popped.

Link?


https://www.twitch.tv/woke

Multi stream if that's your jam

All tabs are Seattle atm
 
2020-06-06 10:44:16 PM  

FunkJunkie: Pichu0102: Seattle just popped.

Oh shiat I just went back to Woke when you said that

Did you see what caused it?


Cops.
 
2020-06-06 10:44:24 PM  

NeoCortex42: Biden being awesome:
https://twitter.com/alfysantillana/sta​tus/1268933414343892993

Something Trump could never even fake convincingly.


Wow.
Just. Wow.
This is awesome!
 
2020-06-06 10:44:38 PM  

TheGhostofFarkPast: casey17: Hate to threadjack, but has there been a thread on that cyclist jackwagon who assaulted those girls & took away their BLM signs? He was finally identified & arrested.

It's currently the first one on the politics tab right now I believe


CipollinaFan: casey17: Hate to threadjack, but has there been a thread on that cyclist jackwagon who assaulted those girls & took away their BLM signs? He was finally identified & arrested.

Like 4 links up.


Thank you1!!
 
2020-06-06 10:44:53 PM  

shastacola: [Fark user image image 751x769]


WHOOOOO-EEEEEE!

I haven't been proud of that part of Texas in... EVER.
 
2020-06-06 10:44:55 PM  

BolloxReader: Hobodeluxe: https://twitter.com/FordFischer/status​/1269295500106366978

Secret Service with long duffle bags and badges marked "United States Secret Service Special Operations Counter Sniper Team" heading into the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute building a block north of White House.

Well yeah. Their job us to make sure that anyone who uses this as cover against the President is stopped. This protest was expected to happen, they have to be prepared. Do you think the President goes anywhere without a counter-sniper team in place? Or that any large planned thing happens in the area without them being there?

Seriously, they are not worried about the protestors, looters or even any casual rioters.


the prez is in the WH probably in the bunker and surrounded by fences and snipers and guards and dogs etc. why would they need snipers on the roof of that building over a block away?
 
2020-06-06 10:47:16 PM  
Wtf Seattle pigs
 
2020-06-06 10:47:35 PM  

FunkJunkie: Pichu0102: Seattle just popped.

Oh shiat I just went back to Woke when you said that

Did you see what caused it?


SPD was claiming they say violent acts in the crowd and too close. Then SPD started gassing and flashing protesters and retaking control over the area they've been at for the past few days on this multi stream.

Speaking of which, whoever this person is streaming from what looks like their home should probably flee sooner rather than later. Not a defensible position if the police decides to raid them. Keep the camera rolling in the house or office, but flee in person. Not a good idea to be near windows above ground floor if cops push into the house/office.
 
2020-06-06 10:47:57 PM  
 
2020-06-06 10:50:20 PM  

Hobodeluxe: BolloxReader: Hobodeluxe: https://twitter.com/FordFischer/status​/1269295500106366978

Secret Service with long duffle bags and badges marked "United States Secret Service Special Operations Counter Sniper Team" heading into the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute building a block north of White House.

Well yeah. Their job us to make sure that anyone who uses this as cover against the President is stopped. This protest was expected to happen, they have to be prepared. Do you think the President goes anywhere without a counter-sniper team in place? Or that any large planned thing happens in the area without them being there?

Seriously, they are not worried about the protestors, looters or even any casual rioters.

the prez is in the WH probably in the bunker and surrounded by fences and snipers and guards and dogs etc. why would they need snipers on the roof of that building over a block away?


To pop anyone who really started shiat against the WH/police lines

/'really' as in pulled out a firearm of some sort & directly threatened someone
//and knowing that is part of the reason things are peaceful there
 
2020-06-06 10:50:24 PM  

Pichu0102: FunkJunkie: Pichu0102: Seattle just popped.

Oh shiat I just went back to Woke when you said that

Did you see what caused it?

SPD was claiming they say violent acts in the crowd and too close. Then SPD started gassing and flashing protesters and retaking control over the area they've been at for the past few days on this multi stream.

Speaking of which, whoever this person is streaming from what looks like their home should probably flee sooner rather than later. Not a defensible position if the police decides to raid them. Keep the camera rolling in the house or office, but flee in person. Not a good idea to be near windows above ground floor if cops push into the house/office.


There'd be so many lawyers downright priapic if the police tried to shut down someone recording from their own home

Which means it'll happen sooner than later no doubt

farking cops
Idk how they think they're gonna get that crowd to call it a night before 8 pm
It's gonna get spicy there tonight :(
 
2020-06-06 10:50:24 PM  
Seattle PD dropping flashbangs and mace.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-SlV​h​l_TRk
 
2020-06-06 10:51:12 PM  

FunkJunkie: shastacola: [Fark user image image 751x769]

Holy shiat

It's well known everywhere in Texas if you're black you don't let the sun set on you in Vidor

For real y'all don't know how big a deal that is


I've been there.  This is truth.

When my sister's little daughter was about four, they lived there, and the white daughter was playing with a little black neighbor girl about the same age.

My sister's MIL pulled my sister aside.  "Don't you let Susannah play with that little n****r!"

This is why I can't go to Texas.
 
2020-06-06 10:51:42 PM  
Protesters have been routed in Seattle it looks like.

I wonder how many people go "missing" after each time the police attack protesters.
 
2020-06-06 10:52:14 PM  

FunkJunkie: Epicedion: FunkJunkie: Xythero: Also, I see that Fark is staying away from #LadyG.  Might be smart for now.

There was a thread on it yesterday I think

For me there's more pressing matters, if something more than twitter speculation and intimation comes out of it then it's party time :)

I was told that we're supposed to believe literally anything that makes Trumpers look bad no matter how unlikely it actually is.

The Dem echo chamber is just as fuxked as the Rep's

There so much real to be mad about I don't know why people go chasing after that kind of crap


Except all the libs that are constantly being called an echo chamber on fark going "eh, if something comes of it cool, if not whatever."  Way to disprove your first statement.  It's literally quoting somebody talking about how the fark echo chamber is NOT echoing it, but libs echo chamber is just as bad???
 
2020-06-06 10:54:34 PM  

FunkJunkie: There'd be so many lawyers downright priapic if the police tried to shut down someone recording from their own home


Which is why that person should probably flee. I mentioned the windows because, well, people can fall out of them if something goes wro- oh shiat it looks like the woke stream lost connection with the guys in the house/office in Seattle
 
2020-06-06 10:54:58 PM  
And all the Seattle feeds went out simultaneously, farking pigs.
 
2020-06-06 10:55:57 PM  
On a side note, I watched BlackkKlansman for the first time tonight...
 
2020-06-06 10:57:37 PM  

dkulprit: FunkJunkie: Epicedion: FunkJunkie: Xythero: Also, I see that Fark is staying away from #LadyG.  Might be smart for now.

There was a thread on it yesterday I think

For me there's more pressing matters, if something more than twitter speculation and intimation comes out of it then it's party time :)

I was told that we're supposed to believe literally anything that makes Trumpers look bad no matter how unlikely it actually is.

The Dem echo chamber is just as fuxked as the Rep's

There so much real to be mad about I don't know why people go chasing after that kind of crap

Except all the libs that are constantly being called an echo chamber on fark going "eh, if something comes of it cool, if not whatever."  Way to disprove your first statement.  It's literally quoting somebody talking about how the fark echo chamber is NOT echoing it, but libs echo chamber is just as bad???


I specified Left in this instance acknowledging that it hadn't gotten much steam here.

I'm referring more broadly to the tendency over the past 4 years of jumping on anything that looks bad for Trump, substantiated or not. And not necessarily on Fark
And I've been part of that more than once myself.
 
2020-06-06 10:58:01 PM  

Valacirca: And all the Seattle feeds went out simultaneously, farking pigs.


They're back up but some of them look frozen. The place they're being hosted from might either be under raid or... Hold on, they're moving again. But some of the cameras seem to be mounted in place rather than held in hand now. Hopefully the residents are safe.
 
2020-06-06 10:58:06 PM  
What happened in Seattle?
 
2020-06-06 10:58:30 PM  

ImpendingCynic: demonfaerie: I talked to my mom's friend that used to be in the Army Reserve. He said you are trained that you can disobey a direct order if you think it is not right. He said if you are with a commanding officer, and he tells you to go shoot a person in the head, you can disobey that order.

Which is why it's infuriating that we're told that you must obey a cop's orders no matter what.

It's insane that an army private in wartime has more rights than a civilian in peacetime.


1.  It's not that cut and dry.

2.  You don't have to follow unlawful orders of the police either.

3.  Both will probably get your ass beat or killed.  Any leader in the military who is willing to give an unlawful order probably has somewhat of a cult following in their platoon/company so if they feel good enough to give an unlawful order that people will follow it that by disobeying it there is a likelihood your life is in danger because now you're putting their career and others in danger.  We know what police do when you don't follow an order.
 
2020-06-06 10:58:44 PM  

Epicedion: What happened in Seattle?


Cop riot
 
2020-06-06 10:58:50 PM  

NeoCortex42: Biden being awesome:
https://twitter.com/alfysantillana/sta​tus/1268933414343892993

Something Trump could never even fake convincingly.


Awwwww.

I loved watching Obama with kids.  That's how you know where his heart is.  And this is pretty damn good too.
 
2020-06-06 11:00:09 PM  
 
2020-06-06 11:00:41 PM  
Wtf are the cops protecting in Seattle anyway. So stupid. Defund these assholes
 
2020-06-06 11:01:11 PM  

Hobodeluxe: BolloxReader: Hobodeluxe: https://twitter.com/FordFischer/status​/1269295500106366978

Secret Service with long duffle bags and badges marked "United States Secret Service Special Operations Counter Sniper Team" heading into the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute building a block north of White House.

Well yeah. Their job us to make sure that anyone who uses this as cover against the President is stopped. This protest was expected to happen, they have to be prepared. Do you think the President goes anywhere without a counter-sniper team in place? Or that any large planned thing happens in the area without them being there?

Seriously, they are not worried about the protestors, looters or even any casual rioters.

the prez is in the WH probably in the bunker and surrounded by fences and snipers and guards and dogs etc. why would they need snipers on the roof of that building over a block away?


Because that is procedure. Because JFK. I don't know much about the bunker or the White House but I have read elsewhere in the past that it really doesn't matter, they were caught flat footed and lost a President to a sniper once and so if there is a crowd in the vicinity there is a counter sniper team keeping an eye out, specifically for threats against the President, his family and anyone else under their protection. That the President is in the bunker doesn't change what their procedures for this is. They failed to protect JFK from sniper fire and that left institutional scars that are still there today, from something two generations ago. President is there, protests and crowds are nearby, counter sniper team deployed.

My guess is that these were the relief for a team already in place.
 
2020-06-06 11:01:29 PM  
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My friend posted this on FB after a mutual racist person we know was trying to tell me I have no idea how cops are like in Minneapolis, because I am not black or have constant run ins with the law. My friend sadly is somewhat victim blaming himself over it. I know how bad cops can be, I watched a gun be pointed at my mom when I was a kid, because a cop told her to get out of the car to see the broken license plate light on her car.
 
2020-06-06 11:01:58 PM  

Pichu0102: FunkJunkie: There'd be so many lawyers downright priapic if the police tried to shut down someone recording from their own home

Which is why that person should probably flee. I mentioned the windows because, well, people can fall out of them if something goes wro- oh shiat it looks like the woke stream lost connection with the guys in the house/office in Seattle


Yeah I saw that :/

It's a tough call, I'd be inclined to stay if it were only myself at risk. Taking some lumps for the team is part of building sympathy for the cause, a 1st and 4th amendment double whammy for a home invasion to stop a lawful recording of a public space would cause the local government a lot of pain
 
2020-06-06 11:02:52 PM  

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


Their sacred fence.
 
2020-06-06 11:04:16 PM  
Looks like they're regrouping

Way to galvanize a crowd idiots
 
2020-06-06 11:04:40 PM  

FunkJunkie: Pichu0102: FunkJunkie: There'd be so many lawyers downright priapic if the police tried to shut down someone recording from their own home

Which is why that person should probably flee. I mentioned the windows because, well, people can fall out of them if something goes wro- oh shiat it looks like the woke stream lost connection with the guys in the house/office in Seattle

Yeah I saw that :/

It's a tough call, I'd be inclined to stay if it were only myself at risk. Taking some lumps for the team is part of building sympathy for the cause, a 1st and 4th amendment double whammy for a home invasion to stop a lawful recording of a public space would cause the local government a lot of pain


Yeah, but leaving the cameras running in place and fleeing themselves would allow them to live to record another day, and record what happens in their place until the cops raid the place. If the cops raid and someone has an "Accident" and falls out a window or off a roof, they don't live to record another day.

And the police surely aren't going to let someone record them assaulting a crowd without also trying to attack the cameraperson. Which, considering how popular these streams are right now, makes them a major target for a police assault.
 
2020-06-06 11:04:47 PM  
 
2020-06-06 11:05:54 PM  

dark brew: Nadie_AZ: TheGhostofFarkPast: In Klamath Falls, Oregon, victory declared over antifa, which never showed up

These people are racist morons

Oh boy. This is actually scary.

It is, but also realize that most of these gun toting pussballs don't even have the courage to look a black man in the face when he carries a sign that says "My Life Matters."  They're weak and cowardly, no matter how many guns they display.

[Fark user image 738x464]


Who's backyard?
 
2020-06-06 11:08:47 PM  
The farking cops and guard on the rainbow crosswalk says it all
 
2020-06-06 11:09:53 PM  
 
2020-06-06 11:12:19 PM  

shastacola: Community divides as some call out officer's tattoo as racist

https://www.union-bulletin.com/news/co​mmunity-divides-as-some-call-out-offic​ers-tattoo-as-racist/article_a6577073-​235e-544f-a38a-d43688af0d19.html


The Scout Snipers in the Marines really use the double lightning bolts as a symbol?

I wonder how many people who are Jewish serve in that detachment...?

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2020-06-06 11:12:34 PM  
Go Seattle lady!
 
2020-06-06 11:13:01 PM  

pacified: Go Seattle lady!


Amen.
 
2020-06-06 11:13:22 PM  

solokumba: dark brew: Nadie_AZ: TheGhostofFarkPast: In Klamath Falls, Oregon, victory declared over antifa, which never showed up

These people are racist morons

Oh boy. This is actually scary.

It is, but also realize that most of these gun toting pussballs don't even have the courage to look a black man in the face when he carries a sign that says "My Life Matters."  They're weak and cowardly, no matter how many guns they display.

[Fark user image 738x464]

Who's backyard?


The BLM protesters were taking a bike path back to their cars.  The police suggested they take that route, it just so happened to be lined with goons.
 
2020-06-06 11:14:15 PM  
"Racism is so American that when they see me protesting it, they think I'm protesting America" - Anonymous sign seen at protest.

I know how you feel.
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2020-06-06 11:14:51 PM  

Hobodeluxe: https://twitter.com/FordFischer/statu​s​/1269295500106366978

Secret Service with long duffle bags and badges marked "United States Secret Service Special Operations Counter Sniper Team" heading into the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute building a block north of White House.


Yeah, those are gun cases
 
2020-06-06 11:17:59 PM  
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2020-06-06 11:18:26 PM  
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2020-06-06 11:19:33 PM  

Flappyhead: [Fark user image 425x425]


Faaaaaaark
 
2020-06-06 11:19:55 PM  

shastacola: Community divides as some call out officer's tattoo as racist

https://www.union-bulletin.com/news/co​mmunity-divides-as-some-call-out-offic​ers-tattoo-as-racist/article_a6577073-​235e-544f-a38a-d43688af0d19.html


I was trying to read it, realized it was a name and thought, huh.
Then I saw it.
Yeah.
 
2020-06-06 11:21:40 PM  

Tracianne: [Fark user image image 641x665]


Now that's a company taking a real stand, forfeiting dollars for a moral cause

More of this
 
2020-06-06 11:24:22 PM  

orezona: shastacola: Community divides as some call out officer's tattoo as racist

https://www.union-bulletin.com/news/co​mmunity-divides-as-some-call-out-offic​ers-tattoo-as-racist/article_a6577073-​235e-544f-a38a-d43688af0d19.html

The Scout Snipers in the Marines really use the double lightning bolts as a symbol?

I wonder how many people who are Jewish serve in that detachment...?

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 620x350]


Digging in to that - Taken in 2010, an article in 2012 lists that it was confirmed as authentic, investigated, and the marines are no longer with the unit.
 
2020-06-06 11:24:25 PM  
That line of military marching in Seattle.
This is America.
 
2020-06-06 11:25:33 PM  
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2020-06-06 11:25:50 PM  
Why is Seattle escalating? Again for no reason cops start causing riots
 
2020-06-06 11:27:26 PM  
Exactly one of the Seattle TV stations is doing any coverage of current situation. Should note the gal that was linked to above works for the local Fox affiliate, so double good for her. (It's the NBC affiliate, KING, that's doing coverage.)
 
2020-06-06 11:27:32 PM  

Hobodeluxe: BolloxReader: Hobodeluxe: https://twitter.com/FordFischer/status​/1269295500106366978

Secret Service with long duffle bags and badges marked "United States Secret Service Special Operations Counter Sniper Team" heading into the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute building a block north of White House.

Well yeah. Their job us to make sure that anyone who uses this as cover against the President is stopped. This protest was expected to happen, they have to be prepared. Do you think the President goes anywhere without a counter-sniper team in place? Or that any large planned thing happens in the area without them being there?

Seriously, they are not worried about the protestors, looters or even any casual rioters.

the prez is in the WH probably in the bunker and surrounded by fences and snipers and guards and dogs etc. why would they need snipers on the roof of that building over a block away?


Because if someone tries to take advantage of the protests to gain access to the area to cause carnage they have a bead on it.  It's called overlook, the point is to gather intelligence.  As much as I dislike trump this is nothing to worry about.  Even in a calm protest there is chaos and their job is to protect the president.
 
2020-06-06 11:28:18 PM  

dark brew: Nadie_AZ: TheGhostofFarkPast: In Klamath Falls, Oregon, victory declared over antifa, which never showed up

These people are racist morons

Oh boy. This is actually scary.

It is, but also realize that most of these gun toting pussballs don't even have the courage to look a black man in the face when he carries a sign that says "My Life Matters."  They're weak and cowardly, no matter how many guns they display.

[Fark user image 738x464]


Hey, is this Merrillville?
 
2020-06-06 11:28:40 PM  

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.
 
2020-06-06 11:29:23 PM  
 
2020-06-06 11:30:12 PM  

orezona: shastacola: Community divides as some call out officer's tattoo as racist

https://www.union-bulletin.com/news/co​mmunity-divides-as-some-call-out-offic​ers-tattoo-as-racist/article_a6577073-​235e-544f-a38a-d43688af0d19.html

The Scout Snipers in the Marines really use the double lightning bolts as a symbol?

I wonder how many people who are Jewish serve in that detachment...?

[2.bp.blogspot.com image 620x350]


Well how about an antidote.
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2020-06-06 11:30:49 PM  
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2020-06-06 11:32:40 PM  

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


From the link earlier in the thread - it appears to be centered around a double barrier that was set.  Two sets of fencing with a couple of feet between them was presumably set by the police.  After a few folks hopped the fencing, and were sent back to the other side, the group itself began moving the fencing until there wasn't a gap.  They then apparently moved all of the fencing a few more feet.

Over the loudspeaker in the videos, you can hear the police requesting that they move a few feet back from the fence so they could reset it to the original position.

Essentially, two groups played chicken over fence position, and one side lost in the short term, the others will likely lose in the long term.

Countless millions will be made wasting hours debating whether or not the fence position standoff was peaceful or not.
 
2020-06-06 11:32:50 PM  

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.
 
2020-06-06 11:33:42 PM  

dark brew: Nadie_AZ: TheGhostofFarkPast: In Klamath Falls, Oregon, victory declared over antifa, which never showed up

These people are racist morons

Oh boy. This is actually scary.

It is, but also realize that most of these gun toting pussballs don't even have the courage to look a black man in the face when he carries a sign that says "My Life Matters."  They're weak and cowardly, no matter how many guns they display.

[Fark user image 738x464]


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2020-06-06 11:34:02 PM  
Seattle protestors actually moved a police line back. Ballsy.

https://twitter.com/curtisjohnson70/s​t​atus/1269472089389453312

/hope the link works I dont usually twit
 
2020-06-06 11:35:38 PM  

shastacola: Philadelphia. Damn.

https://twitter.com/2_drinkminimum/sta​tus/1269465995749425152


Good for them. That's what should happen when the cops gas trapped people and then do it again and again all week.
 
2020-06-06 11:35:52 PM  

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.
 
2020-06-06 11:36:28 PM  

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

From the link earlier in the thread - it appears to be centered around a double barrier that was set.  Two sets of fencing with a couple of feet between them was presumably set by the police.  After a few folks hopped the fencing, and were sent back to the other side, the group itself began moving the fencing until there wasn't a gap.  They then apparently moved all of the fencing a few more feet.

Over the loudspeaker in the videos, you can hear the police requesting that they move a few feet back from the fence so they could reset it to the original position.

Essentially, two groups played chicken over fence position, and one side lost in the short term, the others will likely lose in the long term.

Countless millions will be made wasting hours debating whether or not the fence position standoff was peaceful or not.


Ugh my optic nerves are twitching. This is so scary. I only have a few eyeballs, and if they roll so hard that they fall out of their sockets, I am not sure I will find them before a crow comes and gobbles them up.
 
2020-06-06 11:37:29 PM  

Xythero: Also, I see that Fark is staying away from #LadyG.  Might be smart for now.


Ladybugs.

hork
 
2020-06-06 11:39:53 PM  

Trainspotr: Rik01: Global racial discrimination. America is not even the worst.

Link

Great. Mission accomplished.

When do we put "Not as racist as Bahrain" on our money?


It can go on my Bahrain-themed tribute album:
1. Blame It On Bahrain
2. I'm Only Happy in Bahrain
3. Singing in Bahrain
4. Manama!!!
5. It's Bahraining Men
6. Who'll Stop Bahrain
 
2020-06-06 11:40:23 PM  
Newly released photo from inside the WH,
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2020-06-06 11:40:34 PM  

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

From the link earlier in the thread - it appears to be centered around a double barrier that was set.  Two sets of fencing with a couple of feet between them was presumably set by the police.  After a few folks hopped the fencing, and were sent back to the other side, the group itself began moving the fencing until there wasn't a gap.  They then apparently moved all of the fencing a few more feet.

Over the loudspeaker in the videos, you can hear the police requesting that they move a few feet back from the fence so they could reset it to the original position.

Essentially, two groups played chicken over fence position, and one side lost in the short term, the others will likely lose in the long term.

Countless millions will be made wasting hours debating whether or not the fence position standoff was peaceful or not.

Ugh my optic nerves are twitching. This is so scary. I only have a few eyeballs, and if they roll so hard that they fall out of their sockets, I am not sure I will find them before a crow comes and gobbles them up.


Which bit did you object to?
 
2020-06-06 11:41:48 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.


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.
 
2020-06-06 11:42:10 PM  

dkulprit: lack of warmth: edmo: I stuck that on my Facebook. The haters can't argue that one.

Which is crazy, since there has been other forms of protests in our history that were also considered un-American.  Like all those "commie-hippies" who protested the Vietnam war.  Granted, that is the current place we're at.  I'm just pointing out no matter what the subject, protesting in America short of wage increases is un-American.  So there you go, protest bad things, un-American; protest not making more money as a union worker, American.

/okay, there are also protesting against normal things like pets, and eating meat, that just illogical.

The irony being is our country is built on protesting.  Protesting, riots, and vandalism was the catalyst to the revolutionary war.  The above mentioned actions caused the british to start attacking coastal towns and that caused the people to take up srks against the monarchy.

Over stamp taxe increase which evolved to taxation without representation.

It is in the DNA of the USA to protest.  It's what founded this country.


There's so much irony in all this, we could forge it into another Navy ship.  I read the first soldiers of the Revolution protested doing anything until the instructors explained why they had to do it during training.  There's today where armed people protested in Lansing, MI just to buy seeds, go boating, and get haircuts.  Then those same people are now complaining about BLM protests.  It is so dumb, and mind hurting sometimes.

You have no idea how grateful I am that overall, Michigan is handling things better than other states.  Sure idiots protested our governor, but looks like our stay home orders have been working.  Some idiots made a mess in a couple places in more recent protests, but most of the state is handling things well, and new laws in MI are already underway to hopefully not have the problems other states are having with police brutality, and bias enforcement.
 
2020-06-06 11:42:28 PM  

chitownmike: stuffy: Like so many stupid things. Racism is not an American exclusive.


No shiat, your point?


Literally the headline galaxy brain.
 
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.


hahaohwow.jpg
 
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.

[Fark user image image 667x568]


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.

[Fark user image 667x568]

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

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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.

"Where You At, Dog?" | Aqua Teen Hunger | Adult Swim
Youtube SCN7-6PcdYY


Boost mobile is still my favorite episode from them
 
2020-06-07 12:19:42 AM  
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2020-06-07 12:21:24 AM  
seattle is bout to pop again
 
2020-06-07 12:21:34 AM  
protesters starting something in seattle. cops look ready to rush em, barricades being pushed
 
2020-06-07 12:22:09 AM  

DeathByGeekSquad: I like information.I dislike misinformation.Sometimes folks are appreciative, other times folks prefer to debate.


I think I understand you better now.

You were describing the sides of a hypothetical debate, not taking the police side in this thread. I, and a few others I see, thought you were taking the Boogaloo/AltRight side.
 
2020-06-07 12:22:27 AM  
hearing lots of protesters pissed at being gassed earlier.
 
2020-06-07 12:22:47 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?


Does not appear to be anything in that one or the others I saw.  They all started with the horse already in movement, so I can't personally rule out something didn't happen off camera.  With the UK being the UK, there is probably video footage of everything from a CCTV.  The narrative is currently shifting on social media from a 'brick' to the bike, but I am not sure they align.

I did find a video of someone literally sending their bicycle into a mounted officer, along with numerous other objects being thrown.  I feel bad for the unprotected horses.
 
2020-06-07 12:23:39 AM  

Noctusxx: hearing lots of protesters pissed at being gassed earlier.


They were promised by the mayor and police chief they wouldn't be, 30 day ban. they're PISSED.
 
2020-06-07 12:24:09 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: DeathByGeekSquad: I like information.I dislike misinformation.Sometimes folks are appreciative, other times folks prefer to debate.

I think I understand you better now.

You were describing the sides of a hypothetical debate, not taking the police side in this thread. I, and a few others I see, thought you were taking the Boogaloo/AltRight side.


Absolutely not taking the side of the alt-right/boogaloo/facists/white supremacists.  Fark them.
 
2020-06-07 12:25:30 AM  

DeathByGeekSquad: whitroth: Iamos: Do we have an estimate for DC protest numbers?

I'm old enough (on Medicare), and moderately vulnerable, but couldn't stand it any more. My SO is very vulnerable, so couldn't go, but I was there. Based on far too many other protests, tens of thousands would be an undercount. Probably, given how it was all the hell over*, hundreds of thousands.

* I joined a march on H St. Wound up near 9th and Constitution. The crowd started moving again, but even with a mask, I was *not* going under an underpass, so headed back the other way... and there was *another* large march on Pennsylvania Ave.

I made sure to show to be near the federal security, police, and DEA whenever the march passed them, to show them the back of my sign: The Oath is to the Constitution, NOT to the Orange Hairball.

Please be extremely careful.  My folks were vulnerable/very vulnerable, and due to a required doctor's check-in (chemo related), they were exposed.  One ultimately didn't make it.  As big as these events are, and as meaningful as they may be, there are enough supportive actions that can be taken from the safety of your home.


It's been a long time for me since chemo. I really am only moderately at risk. My SO is, unfortunately, a lot more at risk. When I got home, it was walk in the door, strip, put clothes and hat in a trash bag, wipe down the belt, glasses, wallet, key wallet and shoes with alcohol, take a shower, then wash the clothes in the trash bag.
 
2020-06-07 12:25:35 AM  

Noctusxx: seattle is bout to pop again


I do not get why these protestors don't learn from Hong Kong more. They are slowly doing it with some things but the haven't learned to move quicker. Right now they are just standing in a line trying to wait things out. Disperse and meet up else where in the city. They see these lines building well keep rotating.
 
2020-06-07 12:25:56 AM  
Looks like the cops in seattle are now shining spotlights at protesters.  This is usually done to hide gathering forces behind the light stands.

They're getting ready to run an operation once it gets sufficiently dark.

I should really go to bed, but fark that noise.
 
2020-06-07 12:26:27 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?


I don't see the rock, but I also don't know why they are leaning to the left, or why the horse is bolting out of formation. I wish the video was longer because it clearly isn't enough of the story.
 
2020-06-07 12:27:18 AM  

BeesNuts: Looks like the cops in seattle are now shining spotlights at protesters.  This is usually done to hide gathering forces behind the light stands.

They're getting ready to run an operation once it gets sufficiently dark.

I should really go to bed, but fark that noise.


Sun finally went down as the lights came on.  might just be for light.  but also true that it could be cover.
 
2020-06-07 12:27:36 AM  
There's a lady speaking with a bullhorn at a protest in LA that just told the crowd about her history degree.   I came back after looking at some other stuff for a minute or two, and she was talking about her psychology degree.  Luckily, the bullhorn appears to be solar powered, and it is getting dark.
 
2020-06-07 12:27:45 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: 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?

I don't see the rock, but I also don't know why they are leaning to the left, or why the horse is bolting out of formation. I wish the video was longer because it clearly isn't enough of the story.


The only longer video I could find was from farther down the street as the riderless horse ran over a pedestrian.
 
2020-06-07 12:28:42 AM  

Bennie Crabtree: 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?

I don't see the rock, but I also don't know why they are leaning to the left, or why the horse is bolting out of formation. I wish the video was longer because it clearly isn't enough of the story.


Horse video cuts in after the throw happened, if the throw was real. They claim the horse was spooked, but we only saw it moving at a full pace.

A body cam might have seen something, does the UK have those?
 
2020-06-07 12:30:44 AM  
I could really go for a doughnut right now.
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2020-06-07 12:33:00 AM  

Noctusxx: BeesNuts: Looks like the cops in seattle are now shining spotlights at protesters.  This is usually done to hide gathering forces behind the light stands.

They're getting ready to run an operation once it gets sufficiently dark.

I should really go to bed, but fark that noise.

Sun finally went down as the lights came on.  might just be for light.  but also true that it could be cover.


they'd be up higher if they were there to make it bright.  This just makes it hard for the crowd to see.
 
2020-06-07 12:33:20 AM  

Kat09tails: I love this guy. He can be my friend.

https://twitter.com/RexChapman/status/​1269010515965116416


The cop with the white police sign on his back at 11 seconds looks really dejected, like he's wondering where it all went wrong.
 
2020-06-07 12:34:59 AM  
 
2020-06-07 12:36:01 AM  
I can't make it out - what are the cops saying that got an instant F U response?
 
2020-06-07 12:36:35 AM  
Who is the guy on the Woke Twtich that is preaching?

Am I hours behind?
 
2020-06-07 12:37:23 AM  

Tracianne: I can't make it out - what are the cops saying that got an instant F U response?


I think it was another "respect the fence" announcement
 
2020-06-07 12:37:36 AM  

BeesNuts: Noctusxx: BeesNuts: Looks like the cops in seattle are now shining spotlights at protesters.  This is usually done to hide gathering forces behind the light stands.

They're getting ready to run an operation once it gets sufficiently dark.

I should really go to bed, but fark that noise.

Sun finally went down as the lights came on.  might just be for light.  but also true that it could be cover.

they'd be up higher if they were there to make it bright.  This just makes it hard for the crowd to see.


Another angle shows no one staging behind them.
 
2020-06-07 12:38:16 AM  

libranoelrose: Who is the guy on the Woke Twtich that is preaching?

Am I hours behind?


I think that's now.  Are the spotlights on?  If so that's now.
 
2020-06-07 12:38:18 AM  

libranoelrose: Who is the guy on the Woke Twtich that is preaching?

Am I hours behind?


That's what I'm watching to.  He identified himself as a veteran, I think.  And he's giving them hell and they deserve it.

It's also firing up the crowd, and at least one of the cops.
 
2020-06-07 12:38:51 AM  

Greil: BeesNuts: Noctusxx: BeesNuts: Looks like the cops in seattle are now shining spotlights at protesters.  This is usually done to hide gathering forces behind the light stands.

They're getting ready to run an operation once it gets sufficiently dark.

I should really go to bed, but fark that noise.

Sun finally went down as the lights came on.  might just be for light.  but also true that it could be cover.

they'd be up higher if they were there to make it bright.  This just makes it hard for the crowd to see.

Another angle shows no one staging behind them.


That's reassuring.
 
2020-06-07 12:38:57 AM  

Epicedion: Tracianne: I can't make it out - what are the cops saying that got an instant F U response?

I think it was another "respect the fence" announcement


Thank you
 
2020-06-07 12:39:23 AM  

DOCTORD000M: libranoelrose: Who is the guy on the Woke Twtich that is preaching?

Am I hours behind?

I think that's now.  Are the spotlights on?  If so that's now.


OK, yeah they came on a bit ago.
 
2020-06-07 12:39:53 AM  
KOIN's feed just popped up and they're behind the cops looking at the fence in Portland.
https://www.koin.com/koin-live-stream​s​/