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2020-09-24 12:40:06 PM  
Execution by high speed train would be cruel and unusualfunny, and fitting punishment. Think about it.
 
2020-09-24 1:12:47 PM  
I'm sure Americans will be as outraged at this as they are that the President's encouragement has lead to murders and terrorism.
 
2020-09-24 2:01:51 PM  
It's like the Star Trek TNG episode where the punishment for any infraction, however slight, was death.

Except we're not rooting for Wesley to be executed.
 
2020-09-24 2:32:51 PM  
And in Seattle a cop ran over a protester's head with their bicycle. Ain't nuthin gonna happen.
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2020-09-24 2:33:00 PM  

Petit_Merdeux: Except we're not rooting for Wesley to be executed.


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2020-09-24 2:33:39 PM  
Trump's America.
 
2020-09-24 2:33:47 PM  
Why can't I come here and read "President suffers massive stroke, drools in ice cream" as a headline?

But, no, it's just one farking terrible thing after another.
 
2020-09-24 2:37:34 PM  
I know it's not popular, but I'm with the "Don't block the road" sentiment.  Protest all you want, but people need to get places, and 95% of the time, they don't care about whatever protest is going on.

Not saying people should get run over, but blocking major thoroughfares is not going to achieve the result you desire.
 
2020-09-24 2:37:37 PM  
It might be time to do donuts on golf courses.

I consider golf courses to be protests against laws prohibiting inside trading.
 
2020-09-24 2:37:52 PM  
Just remember, before it was adopted by right wing terrorists, driving vehicles into crowds was an Al Queda tactic.
 
2020-09-24 2:40:22 PM  

NOLAhd: Why can't I come here and read "President suffers massive stroke, drools in ice cream" as a headline?


Here you go:


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2020-09-24 2:41:23 PM  
 
2020-09-24 2:42:36 PM  
This one wasn't boxed in at all. Accelerates in from off screen. Had plenty of room to maneuver.

However she hit a cyclist...
 
2020-09-24 2:43:57 PM  

thehobbes: This one wasn't boxed in at all. Accelerates in from off screen. Had plenty of room to maneuver.

However she hit a cyclist...


Don't...
 
2020-09-24 2:44:18 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: NOLAhd: Why can't I come here and read "President suffers massive stroke, drools in ice cream" as a headline?

Here you go:


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Republicans say he is fine.
 
2020-09-24 2:47:05 PM  

thehobbes: This one wasn't boxed in at all. Accelerates in from off screen. Had plenty of room to maneuver.

However she hit a cyclist...


I feel like the hate for cyclists vs. the hate for people standing against the protestors is going to create a singularity of irony that will destroy us all.
 
2020-09-24 2:47:17 PM  
What's weird is how punishment is not a deterrent; but an authority figure who publicly talks about, in the abstract, legalizing a criminal act, pretty much acts like a catalyst for that act. I guess it's partly because everyone decides they must be part of the hypothetical group of allowable instances. And furthermore, they think the authority figure must have realized there are several strong arguments for doing the act, so they can easily add their reason to the pile.
 
2020-09-24 2:51:09 PM  

anthrax442: I know it's not popular, but I'm with the "Don't block the road" sentiment.  Protest all you want, but people need to get places, and 95% of the time, they don't care about whatever protest is going on.

Not saying people should get run over, but blocking major thoroughfares is not going to achieve the result you desire.


It will get attention, which is what they want.  Nobody wants to sit through a protest, stuck in traffic, but that's what gets attention for the cause.

The problem is the subset of assholes who decide that it isn't enough, the ones that want to intimidate people that are trapped in their cars.  They start smashing stuff up and harassing people in cars that were otherwise just sitting there and drivers panic and lose their shiat.  When that happens and people get hit by cars, the general public is just like, oh, that's a real shame.
 
2020-09-24 2:53:43 PM  
Republicans are legislating that a terrorist attack is perfectly legal. They're legalizing terrorism and will be absolutely shocked when some rightwing protesters get rolled under a few vehicles. Seems like a really stupid move they should walk back.
 
2020-09-24 2:54:25 PM  

anthrax442: and 95% of the time, they don't care about whatever protest is going on.


Well they f*cking care now, don't they? 

F*ck your comfort.   F*ck your privilege.  People are f*cking dying.  Jesus.
 
2020-09-24 2:56:23 PM  

anthrax442: I know it's not popular, but I'm with the "Don't block the road" sentiment.  Protest all you want, but people need to get places, and 95% of the time, they don't care about whatever protest is going on.

Not saying people should get run over, but blocking major thoroughfares is not going to achieve the result you desire.


Today, in "completely missing the entire point of protesting".
 
2020-09-24 2:59:31 PM  
I hope one Farker doesn't poison your opinion of all cybernetically enhanced Extraterrestrial-Americans.
 
2020-09-24 3:02:58 PM  
The driver will also have to show his voter registration card.  If he's (R), he gets to go free.  If the card says (D), he gets charged with multiple counts of first degree vehicular homicide.
 
2020-09-24 3:07:29 PM  
Honestly, I'm surprised there haven't been more casualties at Niagara Square. Buffalo is laid out on a radial plan, with Niagara Square (really a circle, but whatever) in the center. There are seven streets feeding into it, and City Hall stands where the eighth would have been. The circle features a monument and is ringed by trees, so there's not a lot of open space for crowds to gather. What ends up happening is people gather in the part of the circle opposite City Hall and on the steps of City Hall. Which means the group is divided by a street right from the start. And traffic in NS is chaotic even when there are no protests happening. This isn't to comment on this particular incident; I just wish there was a better place for people to gather.
 
2020-09-24 3:10:46 PM  
The Republican strategy is to complain about the violence while also causing a ton of violence.
 
2020-09-24 3:11:35 PM  
And, if a peaceful protestor is hit by a car and other peaceful protestors drag that driver out of their car and kill them, or shoot at them and kill them, self-defense, right?

Or if someone decides to take out a terrorist militia member waddling down the street, that's legal too.
 
2020-09-24 3:16:21 PM  

UndeadPoetsSociety: anthrax442: I know it's not popular, but I'm with the "Don't block the road" sentiment.  Protest all you want, but people need to get places, and 95% of the time, they don't care about whatever protest is going on.

Not saying people should get run over, but blocking major thoroughfares is not going to achieve the result you desire.

Today, in "completely missing the entire point of protesting".


Not to mention "Presenting a hypothetical situation that has nothing to do with what happened in this instance."
 
2020-09-24 3:16:46 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: NOLAhd: Why can't I come here and read "President suffers massive stroke, drools in ice cream" as a headline?

Here you go:


[Fark user image image 837x79]


I'm almost ashamed that I feel better about the world. Almost.
 
2020-09-24 3:21:28 PM  
Until a few years ago, the idea of running over protesters was considered unacceptable.

Now we have people openly endorsing it.

Trolls or no, that shiat's farked up.
 
2020-09-24 3:21:34 PM  

OtherLittleGuy: NOLAhd: Why can't I come here and read "President suffers massive stroke, drools in ice cream" as a headline?

Here you go:


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We could, as a collective, just keep sending sweets, pastries, and fried goods to the white house and wait.
 
2020-09-24 3:26:58 PM  

anthrax442: I know it's not popular, but I'm with the "Don't block the road" sentiment.  Protest all you want, but people need to get places, and 95% of the time, they don't care about whatever protest is going on.

Not saying people should get run over, but blocking major thoroughfares is not going to achieve the result you desire.


Protesters should stick to quiet gestures, like kneeling during the national anth--oh, wait...
 
2020-09-24 3:27:00 PM  
Cohen is jailed for bribing Stormy Daniels and violating financing laws
Republicans: Are we really going to give people jail time for teeny tiny white collar crimes?

Person riding their bike is run over
Republicans: This kind of justice just takes out the middle man.
 
2020-09-24 3:29:20 PM  

austerity101: Until a few years ago, the idea of running over protesters was considered unacceptable.

Now we have people openly endorsing it.

Trolls or no, that shiat's farked up.


We have more and more people bringing guns to public demonstrations and other events, too.
That's not going to end well either.
 
2020-09-24 3:40:26 PM  
Governers started doing this in certain states around 2016, it is only expanding in htis climate I guess
 
2020-09-24 3:42:23 PM  

austerity101: Until a few years ago, the idea of running over protesters was considered unacceptable.

Now we have people openly endorsing it.

Trolls or no, that shiat's farked up.


That's because until a few years ago, it would have been unthinkable for a protestor to shoot into a car delayed at a BLM roadblock and kill a frightened eight-year-old trying to get home in a car with her mom. Now, do what you need to do to get away. It's similar to how pre-9/11 you cooperated with your hijackers, now you take them out.
 
2020-09-24 3:44:13 PM  

HighOnCraic: anthrax442: I know it's not popular, but I'm with the "Don't block the road" sentiment.  Protest all you want, but people need to get places, and 95% of the time, they don't care about whatever protest is going on.

Not saying people should get run over, but blocking major thoroughfares is not going to achieve the result you desire.

Protesters should stick to quiet gestures, like kneeling during the national anth--oh, wait...


People delayed at roadblocks should just sit there quietly until the protesters get tired of smashing the vehicles windows and go home.
 
2020-09-24 4:18:14 PM  

KarmicDisaster: OtherLittleGuy: NOLAhd: Why can't I come here and read "President suffers massive stroke, drools in ice cream" as a headline?

Here you go:


[Fark user image 837x79]

Republicans say he is fine.


This is not a repeat from 1919. Supergirl inconsolable.
 
2020-09-24 5:15:09 PM  

Alien Robot: austerity101: Until a few years ago, the idea of running over protesters was considered unacceptable.

Now we have people openly endorsing it.

Trolls or no, that shiat's farked up.

That's because until a few years ago, it would have been unthinkable for a protestor to shoot into a car delayed at a BLM roadblock and kill a frightened eight-year-old trying to get home in a car with her mom. Now, do what you need to do to get away. It's similar to how pre-9/11 you cooperated with your hijackers, now you take them out.


If that one incident has you this upset you're willing to advocate openly for the harming of protesters, your opinions about what us civilians should do about the police who have killed more than 1000 Americans this year must be extremely violent.

/ditto the Boogaloo Boys who have deliberately murdered Federal officers and shot police
//and, hoo boy, your opinion of what the rest of us should do about Trump supporters since so many have turned out to be terrorists.... I bet it would get you a Fark time out if you shared it.
 
2020-09-24 5:17:34 PM  

Kit Fister: I feel like the hate for cyclists


Nobody hates cyclists.

A lot of us are cyclists.

We hate 'Shell heads'. Assholes wearing Tour de France costumes, trying to be as rude as a Parisian, ignoring all traffic laws.
 
2020-09-24 5:25:57 PM  
I don't think people should be allowed to run protesters over but if your protest doesn't have a permit and you cause someone to lose their job from being late you should be liable for financial damages because of it.

If your illegal street blocking protest causes an emergency service vehicle to be late you should be held financially and criminally liable for any harm resulting from that

Seriously it's not that hard to get a permit for a protest. The government can only deny them for very very limited reasons
 
2020-09-24 5:38:49 PM  

Warlordtrooper: I don't think people should be allowed to run protesters over


Good news, nobody is for that.

However, if the 'protestors' start breaking your car windows, it's 'Death Race 2000' time. Which is just right.

Repeat: 'I felt my life was in danger! I want a lawyer!' Nothing else.
 
2020-09-24 5:41:59 PM  

The knight who says EkiEkiPoontang: However, if the 'protestors' start breaking your car windows, it's 'Death Race 2000' time.


There are numerous videos of that in spite of people claiming  all protests are peaceful.
 
2020-09-24 5:48:48 PM  

Alien Robot: The knight who says EkiEkiPoontang: However, if the 'protestors' start breaking your car windows, it's 'Death Race 2000' time.

There are numerous videos of that in spite of people claiming  all protests are peaceful.


You guys advocated running over people because they were blocking traffic.  You're either now being dishonest about what you said claiming you *meant* your car being attacked OR in your head you instantly conflate BLM protesters with 'violent thugs' which also says a lot about you that you can't imagine a scenario where black people demanding basic civil liberties don't deserve to be murdered.
 
2020-09-24 6:03:59 PM  

weddingsinger: Alien Robot: The knight who says EkiEkiPoontang: However, if the 'protestors' start breaking your car windows, it's 'Death Race 2000' time.

There are numerous videos of that in spite of people claiming  all protests are peaceful.

You guys advocated running over people because they were blocking traffic.  You're either now being dishonest about what you said claiming you *meant* your car being attacked OR in your head you instantly conflate BLM protesters with 'violent thugs' which also says a lot about you that you can't imagine a scenario where black people demanding basic civil liberties don't deserve to be murdered.


I did not. Every video I posted was of the vehicle being attacked with windows smashed. I advocated being able to get away from such mob attacks lest you end up dead like Secoriea Turner or dragged from your vehicle and  kicked in the head unconscious like Adam Haner.
 
2020-09-24 6:13:43 PM  

Alien Robot: weddingsinger: Alien Robot: The knight who says EkiEkiPoontang: However, if the 'protestors' start breaking your car windows, it's 'Death Race 2000' time.

There are numerous videos of that in spite of people claiming  all protests are peaceful.

You guys advocated running over people because they were blocking traffic.  You're either now being dishonest about what you said claiming you *meant* your car being attacked OR in your head you instantly conflate BLM protesters with 'violent thugs' which also says a lot about you that you can't imagine a scenario where black people demanding basic civil liberties don't deserve to be murdered.

I did not. Every video I posted was of the vehicle being attacked with windows smashed. I advocated being able to get away from such mob attacks lest you end up dead like Secoriea Turner or dragged from your vehicle and  kicked in the head unconscious like Adam Haner.


Oh, wow, did the mods delete all those videos from this thread, too?
 
2020-09-24 6:33:49 PM  

weddingsinger: Alien Robot: weddingsinger: Alien Robot: The knight who says EkiEkiPoontang: However, if the 'protestors' start breaking your car windows, it's 'Death Race 2000' time.

There are numerous videos of that in spite of people claiming  all protests are peaceful.

You guys advocated running over people because they were blocking traffic.  You're either now being dishonest about what you said claiming you *meant* your car being attacked OR in your head you instantly conflate BLM protesters with 'violent thugs' which also says a lot about you that you can't imagine a scenario where black people demanding basic civil liberties don't deserve to be murdered.

I did not. Every video I posted was of the vehicle being attacked with windows smashed. I advocated being able to get away from such mob attacks lest you end up dead like Secoriea Turner or dragged from your vehicle and  kicked in the head unconscious like Adam Haner.

Oh, wow, did the mods delete all those videos from this thread, too?


Yup. Had a nice hissy fit over it too, on the one time mods didn't give him preferential treatment in a thread.
 
2020-09-24 6:44:18 PM  
It's entertaining, but a little disturbing as well, to see Alien Robot pretend to care about a little girl who isn't white.
 
2020-09-24 8:34:01 PM  
Congratulations, Fark.
You have spent seven hours seriously debating whether it is okay for people to deliberately run over other people with their cars if they are inconvenienced or annoyed.
Seven hours.
 
2020-09-24 10:03:41 PM  

jso2897: Congratulations, Fark.
You have spent seven hours seriously debating whether it is okay for people to deliberately run over other people with their cars if they are inconvenienced or annoyed.
Seven hours.


Not saying run over just that if someone gets fired for being late due to an illegal protests then someone organizing it needs to be held responsible for the damage caused
 
2020-09-24 10:36:26 PM  

Warlordtrooper: jso2897: Congratulations, Fark.
You have spent seven hours seriously debating whether it is okay for people to deliberately run over other people with their cars if they are inconvenienced or annoyed.
Seven hours.

Not saying run over just that if someone gets fired for being late due to an illegal protests then someone organizing it needs to be held responsible for the damage caused


No. That isn't what was being discussed in this thread, at any point.
Why would you attempt to lie about that?
 
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