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(CarsonNow)   "No deputies stepped in during any of the numerous assaults" said a local reporter covering a civil rights protest in (guess city and year)   (carsonnow.org) divider line
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2020-08-10 1:14:44 PM  
Its amazing how quickly "defund the police" turns into "help help, we need the police!".
Its almost like the protesters thought they'd be the only ones behaving badly.

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2020-08-10 2:12:02 PM  

Hypnotic Harlequin: FTFA: "We were not allowed to exercise our first amendment right and nor was it protected by the people who swore an oath to protect that right," said Engageante Jackson, 23, who has been a leader at the Carson City BLM protests.

I like how Mr. Engageante has zero awareness that he is, in fact, claiming his first amendment rights were violated because the state did not violate the first amendment rights of people who disagree with him.

I have zero sympathy for BLM protesters who encounter violence from counter-protesters. BLM has made it clear that they support violent protests, and that they believe the ends justifies the means.  You want to use violence to make a point, you lose the right to complain when violence is used against you to make a point.  When you defend violent riots that inflict harm on innocent people as a just means to make your message heard, you can't be surprised to discover people hate and loathe you and wish to see you driven from their communities.


You were dropped on your head as a child, weren't you?

1st point.  Harassment (what was done to the peaceful BLM protestors) is NOT protected speech.  Threatening violence against another (also what was done against the peaceful BLM protestors) is NOT protected speech.  The fact that police did not step is in itself a violation of the protestors' civil rights.

2nd point:  When a BLM protest erupts into violence, you would be correct to condemn THAT specific protest; but ONLY THAT protest.   It does not give you the right to condemn ALL OTHER protests just because a few turned violent.  The fact that you are condemning this protest, and siding with the armed thugs threatening violence, tells me you are at the very least an armchair racist.
 
2020-08-10 2:25:33 PM  

Fark_Guy_Rob: I mean... if slavery was legal at the time, all you are saying is that cops were commissioned to help stop people from breaking the law.


Look at the history of slave patrols. It wasn't law and order, it was white supremacy.
 
2020-08-10 3:12:27 PM
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2020-08-10 3:20:55 PM  

Hypnotic Harlequin: jaylectricity: I dunno how much the military gear costs vs repaving the road...but that's my opinion on reducing the funding on police.

Essentially nothing.  Military surplus is usually purchased with grant money earmarked specifically for military surplus.


Regardless of how it is paid for, the police are not the military and should not be equipped like the military.  I'd go so far as to say they need to stop wearing military style uniforms.  Put them back in clearly police uniforms.  If you look like the military, you will act like the military and that's half the farking problem.
 
2020-08-10 3:53:12 PM  

Hypnotic Harlequin: sozelle: So not only are you anti-justice, you're also a self-deluded racist Star Wars trash.

No.  You are anti-justice racist trash.

Loreweaver: 1st point.  Harassment (what was done to the peaceful BLM protestors) is NOT protected speech.  Threatening violence against another (also what was done against the peaceful BLM protestors) is NOT protected speech.  The fact that police did not step is in itself a violation of the protestors' civil rights.

Hypocritical nonsense.

Loreweaver: 2nd point:  When a BLM protest erupts into violence, you would be correct to condemn THAT specific protest; but ONLY THAT protest.   It does not give you the right to condemn ALL OTHER protests just because a few turned violent.  The fact that you are condemning this protest, and siding with the armed thugs threatening violence, tells me you are at the very least an armchair racist.

I'm not condemning this protest.  I simply don't care if BLM protesters feel they were harassed and threatened, because BLM is a pro-violence movement.  The fact that you are willing to tolerate violence from BLM, but freak out over violence directed at BLM, you're just a hypocrite who thinks the rules don't apply to you, only to others.


The Force is weak with this one  Padawan.
 
2020-08-10 7:59:14 PM  

Carousel Beast: nvmac: Open carry freaks me out.  I see these morons all the time, and just can't figure out what their point is.  I just can't imagine it's anything other than a phallic symbol. If I were a cop, I wouldn't want to see anyone with a holstered firearm in public.

And obviously, these protesters weren't being protected by the deputies at all, since Carson City got involved.  I mean, how does that even work?  Carson SWAT and mounted posse is called in, THEN Douglas shows up?

Something's not right.

See the bolded part? That's a decidedly you thing. Perhaps rub one out and get cocks off your brain a few minutes?

The point of open carry is, in fact, exactly the point of BLM protests: the exercise of individual constitutional rights.


But how necessary is it?  It just seems rude to me.  I have a constitutional right to free speech, that doesn't mean I regularly stand around the capitol and share my thoughts with the world.

That and I worry about the effectiveness in a real situation and how the cops would be able to distinguish between friend or foe.
 
2020-08-10 9:25:25 PM  

OgreMagi: CruiserTwelve: OgreMagi: n practice, qualified immunity negates criminal law.  No one has been charged for murdering Breonna Taylor in her sleep.

Qualified Immunity has nothing to do with that.

Then why haven't the murderers been arrested and charged?  It's been how long? Two months?  They broke into her home and shot her while she slept.  Given she was asleep, they were in no danger, therefore they had no justification to shoot.

They farking murdered her in her sleep.  Go ahead.  Defend them.  I dare you.


It's not cops that need defending. Nor are they the ones responsible for the lack of procecution. Your ire is directed at the wrong people.  Elections have consequenses and if you keep voting in officials who won't procecute criminals, then you get what you get.
 
2020-08-11 6:46:39 AM  

way south: Its amazing how quickly "defund the police" turns into "help help, we need the police!".
Its almost like the protesters thought they'd be the only ones behaving badly.

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What the fark-all does that opinion have to do with this story? Do you think the point of the story is that these protestors wanted the cops to arrest bullies?

Grow up. Open your eyes. Be better.
 
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