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(AP News)   Obvious: In the Minneapolis suburb of Brooklyn Center, an "elite security unit" has been making an appearance at the nightly protests. What a twist: They're actually HELPING by serving as a buffer between the police and protesters   (apnews.com) divider line
    More: Interesting, Police, members of the Minnesota Freedom Fighters, group of Black men, law enforcement, police officer, Freedom Fighters, city government, crowd intent  
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2021-04-18 2:28:43 PM  
About time.
 
2021-04-18 2:31:33 PM  
So, we'll be getting gun control legislation pushed by the GQP in about 2 weeks, once they realize Those People have weapons.
 
2021-04-18 2:31:50 PM  
Good for these guys.  Sounds like they're doing pretty well with keeping the asshats who are only there to escalate shiat in check.
 
2021-04-18 2:33:43 PM  
The most (and probably ONLY) legitimate use of the 2nd Amendment is to protect citizens against the fascist American police.
 
2021-04-18 2:36:30 PM  
 
2021-04-18 2:36:43 PM  

BMFPitt: Good for these guys.  Sounds like they're doing pretty well with keeping the asshats who are only there to escalate shiat in check.


Yeah they're keeping the police in check.
 
2021-04-18 2:36:57 PM  

phalamir: So, we'll be getting gun control legislation pushed by the GQP in about 2 weeks, once they realize Those People have weapons.


Hey, it worked in California. Black panthers with long guns = the NRA openly supports gun control.
 
2021-04-18 2:37:30 PM  

Alebak: https://twitter.com/nafyar_/status/13​8​3640639493967872

Dont fall for it


Well that was disappointing.
 
2021-04-18 2:39:34 PM  
Sounds like peace police.
 
2021-04-18 2:40:55 PM  
"We can keep it peaceful," said Tyrone Hartwell, a 36-year-old former U.S. Marine who belongs to the group. "There's always somebody in the group that wants to incite something," adding that throwing objects at the police takes the focus away from their calls for justice and saps energy from the movement.

By Tuesday or Wednesday this last week the protest had split into two groups- one a few hundred yards from the police station, holding a megaphone style open mic / rally / vigil, and the other, more classic anarchic crowd clashing at the fence with the police.

Interesting to see how the two groups interact with each other. You kind of need both, to be heard at all, but the police always escalate force with force so it's good to have someone, uh, keeping the powder dry so to speak.
 
2021-04-18 2:42:06 PM  

Candy Colored Clown: Sounds like peace police.


That or someone or a group wanting to take control and be the "head" of the movement, same thing happened last summer
 
2021-04-18 2:42:25 PM  

Alebak: https://twitter.com/nafyar_/status/13​8​3640639493967872

Dont fall for it


Sending in agitators is also something pig's do. It will be interesting if this turns out to be more pork rind f__kery trying to frame these people. or actually these people.
 
2021-04-18 2:45:35 PM  
"...groups of white people had come into predominantly Black communities and harassed children."

Wtf?? Why would anybody do this??
 
2021-04-18 2:46:09 PM  

BMFPitt: Good for these guys.  Sounds like they're doing pretty well with keeping the asshats who are only there to escalate shiat in check.


Hey, if they can keep the police from killing any more people, good for them.
 
2021-04-18 2:46:16 PM  
Reads story: they are going unarmed and telling people to remain nonviolent
 
2021-04-18 2:47:54 PM  
Title of the article says they are armed. But they were not armed when they were at the protest. They only showed off guns in their web site pictures.
 
2021-04-18 2:48:39 PM  
So, Subby wasn't even a little skeptical?

You know the Boogalo Bois and other militias and white supremacy groups were all over Minneapolis last summer. The first guy to start breaking stuff then, the "umbrella man" was IDed as a member of a white supremacist motorcycle gang.

Oh, a militia wants to help? Jesus farking Christ, get a farking clue.
 
2021-04-18 2:49:10 PM  

RasIanI: "...groups of white people had come into predominantly Black communities and harassed children."

Wtf?? Why would anybody do this??


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2021-04-18 2:50:20 PM  
lulululu_1:

Oh, a militia wants to help? Jesus farking Christ, get a farking clue.

This one is all blacks. They normally protect their local neighborhood.
 
2021-04-18 2:51:36 PM  

lulululu_1: So, Subby wasn't even a little skeptical?

You know the Boogalo Bois and other militias and white supremacy groups were all over Minneapolis last summer. The first guy to start breaking stuff then, the "umbrella man" was IDed as a member of a white supremacist motorcycle gang.

Oh, a militia wants to help? Jesus farking Christ, get a farking clue.


You might want to go look up the average melanin content of this particular militia.  I severely doubt they are going to be breaking bread with the Klannies anytime soon.
 
2021-04-18 2:51:51 PM  
"Law enforcement also refrained from firing the flash-bang canisters and sponge grenades they had employed on previous nights. And as curfew passed, law enforcement officers did not advance on the crowd; instead, it mostly dissipated on its own."


Huh, who could have guessed.  When you don't open fire on unarmed and nonviolent protestors, they will eventually disperse peacefully after making their voices heard.
 
2021-04-18 2:52:15 PM  

FarkingChas: lulululu_1:

Oh, a militia wants to help? Jesus farking Christ, get a farking clue.

This one is all blacks. They normally protect their local neighborhood.


**shakes tiny, impotent fist of internet rage**
 
2021-04-18 2:52:51 PM  
When you need a militia to keep the peace against the police, how can you not see that the police are the problem?

I hate that this country refuses to even admit that we have problems, let alone actually try to fix them.
 
2021-04-18 2:53:14 PM  

New Rising Sun: "Law enforcement also refrained from firing the flash-bang canisters and sponge grenades they had employed on previous nights. And as curfew passed, law enforcement officers did not advance on the crowd; instead, it mostly dissipated on its own."


Huh, who could have guessed.  When you don't open fire on unarmed and nonviolent protestors, they will eventually disperse peacefully after making their voices heard.


Yeah, but then the officers can't punch their cards to get time off with pay.
 
2021-04-18 2:57:00 PM  
:(  A very French definition of "helping" but I guess that riots are riots, whether in Paris or Minnesota.

We could use some more links about the military and out-of-state police buildup in Minnesota. I see some links in TF but not the Main page. Operation Safety Net is quite a fancy, unbalanced tightrope act.
 
2021-04-18 2:57:08 PM  

RasIanI: "...groups of white people had come into predominantly Black communities and harassed children."

Wtf?? Why would anybody do this??


https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-w​a​y/2017/02/28/517688757/racist-assault-​on-a-childs-birthday-party-yields-long​-prison-terms-in-georgia

some people are just broken
 
2021-04-18 2:58:30 PM  

Alebak: https://twitter.com/nafyar_/status/13​8​3640639493967872

Dont fall for it


What am I supposed to be seeing here?  As far as I can tell some crazy screaming lady with a cell phone goes up to a group of guys that are just standing around.  She gets right up in their face with the crazy screaming, and one of them knocks the phone out of her hand.

It looks like a standard case of talk shiat, get hit.
 
2021-04-18 2:59:45 PM  
If you believe this bullshiat I have some hydroxychloroquine to sell you
 
2021-04-18 3:01:41 PM  
The Fark resident gun humpers, I wonder how they match their love of guns-everywhere citizen militaries against their deep and pervasive racism.
 
2021-04-18 3:02:14 PM  
Be best.
 
2021-04-18 3:02:42 PM  

phalamir: So, we'll be getting gun control legislation pushed by the GQP in about 2 weeks, once they realize Those People have weapons.


"Those people" have always had guns when necessary, it's just that the concept of gun ownership in a political sense has been reduced to firearms ownership being the sole domain of Cletus Confederate.
 
2021-04-18 3:03:55 PM  

RasIanI: "...groups of white people had come into predominantly Black communities and harassed children."

Wtf?? Why would anybody do this??


Tradition!
 
2021-04-18 3:05:30 PM  

JAGChem82: phalamir: So, we'll be getting gun control legislation pushed by the GQP in about 2 weeks, once they realize Those People have weapons.

"Those people" have always had guns when necessary, it's just that the concept of gun ownership in a political sense has been reduced to firearms ownership being the sole domain of Cletus Confederate.


They are referencing Ronald Reagan, the NRA, and the Republican Party whole response to the Black Panther Party showing up in Sacramento on California's state legislature armed to the teeth in protest that kick started California's love of terrible gun control.
 
2021-04-18 3:06:55 PM  
Hey, whaddyaknow ... good guys with guns. I'm sure the anti-gunners will be out in full force saying these people are just itching to kill people with their murder sticks.

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2021-04-18 3:07:41 PM  

bluejeansonfire: The most (and probably ONLY) legitimate use of the 2nd Amendment is to protect citizens against the fascists.


Fixed. It doesn't matter the occupation, or the reasons for it. Fascism has no place in this country.
 
2021-04-18 3:10:55 PM  

Telephone Sanitizer Second Class: RasIanI: "...groups of white people had come into predominantly Black communities and harassed children."

Wtf?? Why would anybody do this??

Tradition!


And wanting to commit a messy suicide.
 
2021-04-18 3:11:56 PM  

RasIanI: "...groups of white people had come into predominantly Black communities and harassed children."

Wtf?? Why would anybody do this??


Because there's no penalty, and children can't fight back.
 
2021-04-18 3:13:29 PM  

Night Train to Wakanda: JAGChem82: phalamir: So, we'll be getting gun control legislation pushed by the GQP in about 2 weeks, once they realize Those People have weapons.

"Those people" have always had guns when necessary, it's just that the concept of gun ownership in a political sense has been reduced to firearms ownership being the sole domain of Cletus Confederate.

They are referencing Ronald Reagan, the NRA, and the Republican Party whole response to the Black Panther Party showing up in Sacramento on California's state legislature armed to the teeth in protest that kick started California's love of terrible gun control.


You left out the best part: They intended to go to the visitors gallery of the legislature, got confused, and ended up marching through the doors and onto the floor of the legislature itself. Lawmakers were diving under their desks.
 
2021-04-18 3:13:53 PM  

Night Train to Wakanda: JAGChem82: phalamir: So, we'll be getting gun control legislation pushed by the GQP in about 2 weeks, once they realize Those People have weapons.

"Those people" have always had guns when necessary, it's just that the concept of gun ownership in a political sense has been reduced to firearms ownership being the sole domain of Cletus Confederate.

They are referencing Ronald Reagan, the NRA, and the Republican Party whole response to the Black Panther Party showing up in Sacramento on California's state legislature armed to the teeth in protest that kick started California's love of terrible gun control.


What NTtW said.  When the BPs started showing up in public strapped for bear, the NRA and California GQP became the most militant supporters of strict gun control to ever exist.  It was like flipping a switch.  Most of the laws the NRA railed about for the last twenty years they themselves helped put in place to keep Those People from being able to fight back.  Then they spent a couple decades demonizing any African-American with a gun as a deranged psychopath who would murder you for the sheer lulz.  After that, they then railed against the same laws they helped put in place, now that they didn't have to worry about Those People being allowed to own guns, not by legislation but by SWAT Law.  Only the police have gotten so trigger-happy for anyone Existing While Black that there is no downside for Those People to not get a gun - you're gonna get shot either way, but the whiny little crackers will piss themselves in fear, so at least you can go out smiling.
 
2021-04-18 3:14:52 PM  

RasIanI: "...groups of white people had come into predominantly Black communities and harassed children."

Wtf?? Why would anybody do this??


South Park, Toddler murder is easy
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2021-04-18 3:15:25 PM  

jjorsett: Night Train to Wakanda: JAGChem82: phalamir: So, we'll be getting gun control legislation pushed by the GQP in about 2 weeks, once they realize Those People have weapons.

"Those people" have always had guns when necessary, it's just that the concept of gun ownership in a political sense has been reduced to firearms ownership being the sole domain of Cletus Confederate.

They are referencing Ronald Reagan, the NRA, and the Republican Party whole response to the Black Panther Party showing up in Sacramento on California's state legislature armed to the teeth in protest that kick started California's love of terrible gun control.

You left out the best part: They intended to go to the visitors gallery of the legislature, got confused, and ended up marching through the doors and onto the floor of the legislature itself. Lawmakers were diving under their desks.


"Watts up, motherfarkers?"
 
2021-04-18 3:17:48 PM  

Night Train to Wakanda: JAGChem82: phalamir: So, we'll be getting gun control legislation pushed by the GQP in about 2 weeks, once they realize Those People have weapons.

"Those people" have always had guns when necessary, it's just that the concept of gun ownership in a political sense has been reduced to firearms ownership being the sole domain of Cletus Confederate.

They are referencing Ronald Reagan, the NRA, and the Republican Party whole response to the Black Panther Party showing up in Sacramento on California's state legislature armed to the teeth in protest that kick started California's love of terrible gun control.


Which is why I've always said that D's should turn the issue right back around and champion the 2A as a means for marginalized communities to protect themselves when the law and the government will not do their job, instead of ceding it off as a "right wing gun nut" thing.
 
2021-04-18 3:18:31 PM  

jjorsett: Night Train to Wakanda: JAGChem82: phalamir: So, we'll be getting gun control legislation pushed by the GQP in about 2 weeks, once they realize Those People have weapons.

"Those people" have always had guns when necessary, it's just that the concept of gun ownership in a political sense has been reduced to firearms ownership being the sole domain of Cletus Confederate.

They are referencing Ronald Reagan, the NRA, and the Republican Party whole response to the Black Panther Party showing up in Sacramento on California's state legislature armed to the teeth in protest that kick started California's love of terrible gun control.

You left out the best part: They intended to go to the visitors gallery of the legislature, got confused, and ended up marching through the doors and onto the floor of the legislature itself. Lawmakers were diving under their desks.


I thought people wandering around with guns were not a threat. Why were they diving under desks?
 
2021-04-18 3:20:47 PM  

JAGChem82: Night Train to Wakanda: JAGChem82: phalamir: So, we'll be getting gun control legislation pushed by the GQP in about 2 weeks, once they realize Those People have weapons.

"Those people" have always had guns when necessary, it's just that the concept of gun ownership in a political sense has been reduced to firearms ownership being the sole domain of Cletus Confederate.

They are referencing Ronald Reagan, the NRA, and the Republican Party whole response to the Black Panther Party showing up in Sacramento on California's state legislature armed to the teeth in protest that kick started California's love of terrible gun control.

Which is why I've always said that D's should turn the issue right back around and champion the 2A as a means for marginalized communities to protect themselves when the law and the government will not do their job, instead of ceding it off as a "right wing gun nut" thing.


This. There is no better security device than the ownership and knowledgeable training of a firearm.

I encourage anyone and everyone to buy one and be trained on its use. What used to be seen as just another method of protection has become something seen as bad by too many in this country.

Bad people will do bad things - regardless of laws or penalties. Your only true defense is one of strong self-protection.
 
2021-04-18 3:24:22 PM  

Alebak: RasIanI: "...groups of white people had come into predominantly Black communities and harassed children."

Wtf?? Why would anybody do this??

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-wa​y/2017/02/28/517688757/racist-assault-​on-a-childs-birthday-party-yields-long​-prison-terms-in-georgia

some people are just broken


FTFA: With Confederate battle flags affixed to the beds of their pickup trucks, the group gathered for a ride that was purportedly meant to celebrate the flag's heritage.

And celebrate that flag's heritage they did...
 
2021-04-18 3:26:52 PM  
So are these guys LARPers and cosplayers or are the rules different?
 
2021-04-18 3:33:29 PM  

RogermcAllen: Alebak: https://twitter.com/nafyar_/status/138​3640639493967872

Dont fall for it

What am I supposed to be seeing here?  As far as I can tell some crazy screaming lady with a cell phone goes up to a group of guys that are just standing around.  She gets right up in their face with the crazy screaming, and one of them knocks the phone out of her hand.

It looks like a standard case of talk shiat, get hit.


https://twitter.com/DocumentingMN/sta​t​us/1383477355818016777

More details, basically cops pretending to not be cops
 
2021-04-18 3:38:06 PM  

Alebak: RogermcAllen: Alebak: https://twitter.com/nafyar_/status/138​3640639493967872

Dont fall for it

What am I supposed to be seeing here?  As far as I can tell some crazy screaming lady with a cell phone goes up to a group of guys that are just standing around.  She gets right up in their face with the crazy screaming, and one of them knocks the phone out of her hand.

It looks like a standard case of talk shiat, get hit.

https://twitter.com/DocumentingMN/stat​us/1383477355818016777

More details, basically cops pretending to not be cops


The Uncle Tom-ing has begun I see.
 
2021-04-18 3:42:10 PM  

Wanderlusting: JAGChem82: Night Train to Wakanda: JAGChem82: phalamir: So, we'll be getting gun control legislation pushed by the GQP in about 2 weeks, once they realize Those People have weapons.

"Those people" have always had guns when necessary, it's just that the concept of gun ownership in a political sense has been reduced to firearms ownership being the sole domain of Cletus Confederate.

They are referencing Ronald Reagan, the NRA, and the Republican Party whole response to the Black Panther Party showing up in Sacramento on California's state legislature armed to the teeth in protest that kick started California's love of terrible gun control.

Which is why I've always said that D's should turn the issue right back around and champion the 2A as a means for marginalized communities to protect themselves when the law and the government will not do their job, instead of ceding it off as a "right wing gun nut" thing.

This. There is no better security device than the ownership and knowledgeable training of a firearm.

I encourage anyone and everyone to buy one and be trained on its use. What used to be seen as just another method of protection has become something seen as bad by too many in this country.

Bad people will do bad things - regardless of laws or penalties. Your only true defense is one of strong self-protection.


FTA - "but on Friday the Freedom Fighters didn't appear to be armed and said they intended only to encourage peaceful protesting."
 
2021-04-18 3:42:15 PM  

Owangotang: If you believe this bullshiat I have some hydroxychloroquine to sell you


I hate to break this to you. But black people exist.
 
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