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2022-06-24 9:03:27 PM  
Watch them complain about how the poor driver was doxxed, I'm calling it now...
 
2022-06-24 9:05:16 PM  
Well, his plates are WRAPTOR, so maybe he was into the rapture.  Have you thought of that???
 
2022-06-24 9:08:16 PM  
Shame they didn't get him out of the truck.
 
2022-06-24 10:44:13 PM  
WOW!!!! Now that is Ford tough. He needs to come forward to show everybody how tough he and his truck are.
 
2022-06-25 2:24:20 AM  

coffeetime: Well, his plates are WRAPTOR, so maybe he was into the rapture.  Have you thought of that???


Oh fark. They learned how to operate trucks.

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2022-06-25 6:47:24 AM  
Of course he drives a Raptor. Nobody good drives those things.
 
2022-06-25 6:49:57 AM  
Goddamn, we've gotta institutionalize knowledge.  This is why protests in 2020 started bringing along escort trucks to block off intersections.  Particularly in a state like Iowa that legalized running over protesters.

The only protection is each other.
 
2022-06-25 6:52:18 AM  
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2022-06-25 7:03:39 AM  
Iowa has a stand-your-ground law.  I saw clear intent to commit bodily harm.  Second amendment doesn't just apply to Republicans.
 
2022-06-25 7:05:13 AM  

Dr. Nick Riviera: Iowa has a stand-your-ground law.  I saw clear intent to commit bodily harm.  Second amendment doesn't just apply to Republicans.


The police don't have a duty to uphold the constitution, and will gladly "feared for my life" them libs. You need to go in being OK with dying.
 
2022-06-25 7:08:37 AM  
Can't wait for the reckless driving charge.
 
2022-06-25 7:21:09 AM  
Why not link to a real article about it?

https://www.kwwl.com/news/cedar-rapids/protester-hit-by-truck-during-cedar-rapids-protest/article_891478da-f422-11ec-b3f8-3b6839256ce7.html

The driver was voluntarily interviewed by Cedar Rapids Police on Friday night.
Cedar Rapids Police are currently canvassing the scenefor more information and potential surveillance video.


That tells you just about everything you need to know.
 
2022-06-25 7:24:47 AM  
His expected defense:  Liberals Aren't People.
 
2022-06-25 7:24:48 AM  
Attempted murder.  (Almost) nothing will happen.
 
2022-06-25 7:31:41 AM  
If folks want to change laws, then use the laws on the books to force the change you want.

Section 704.3 - Defense of self or another, Iowa Code § 704.3 | Casetext Search + Citator

Section 704.3 - Defense of self or another

A person is justified in the use of reasonable force when the person reasonably believes that such force is necessary to defend oneself or another from any actual or imminent use of unlawful force.


Whenever these protests start up, there needs to be a designated security force of permitted, lawfully carrying people in the crowd. The driver of that truck could have been properly ventilated, and the law would have protected the person applying the lead to Mr. Lead Foot.

I am a firm believer in non-violent protest. However, when people are aiming to injure or kill you, the decision has to be made whether you want to be a martyr in death or fight like hell and stay alive. If police won't protect the protesters, then it is up to the citizens to provide protection and security for themselves.
 
2022-06-25 7:41:19 AM  

RatBomb: Attempted murder.  (Almost) nothing will happen.


Or even worse, charge him with attempting extremely late term abortions.
 
2022-06-25 7:45:49 AM  
I am pro life and am appalled at the recent SCOTUS ruling. However, I farking hate protests that block traffic, regardless of the cause. They don't actually serve any valuable purpose. Protest outside the house/workplace of the politicians who made the laws or the judges who ruled on the laws. It will be far more effective and not fark with everyone else's day.

/bring on the hate
 
2022-06-25 7:48:18 AM  

sleze: I am pro life and am appalled at the recent SCOTUS ruling. However, I farking hate protests that block traffic, regardless of the cause. They don't actually serve any valuable purpose. Protest outside the house/workplace of the politicians who made the laws or the judges who ruled on the laws. It will be far more effective and not fark with everyone else's day.

/bring on the hate


Difficulty: people are super freaking pissed.I say give them slack. If something happened that was near and dear to you you would too. This issue affects half the nation.
 
2022-06-25 7:50:39 AM  

sleze: I am pro life and am appalled at the recent SCOTUS ruling.


Sounds like it happened just the way you like it
 
2022-06-25 7:51:32 AM  

sleze: I am pro life and am appalled at the recent SCOTUS ruling. However, I farking hate protests that block traffic, regardless of the cause. They don't actually serve any valuable purpose. Protest outside the house/workplace of the politicians who made the laws or the judges who ruled on the laws. It will be far more effective and not fark with everyone else's day.

/bring on the hate


A protest that inconveniences nobody can be easily ignored.
 
2022-06-25 7:53:21 AM  

sleze: I am pro life and am appalled at the recent SCOTUS ruling. However, I farking hate protests that block traffic, regardless of the cause. They don't actually serve any valuable purpose. Protest outside the house/workplace of the politicians who made the laws or the judges who ruled on the laws. It will be far more effective and not fark with everyone else's day.

/bring on the hate


Awww, you don't like protests that might inconvenience you?  Boo farking hoo
 
2022-06-25 7:54:00 AM  

sleze: I am pro life and am appalled at the recent SCOTUS ruling. However, I farking hate protests that block traffic, regardless of the cause. They don't actually serve any valuable purpose. Protest outside the house/workplace of the politicians who made the laws or the judges who ruled on the laws. It will be far more effective and not fark with everyone else's day.

/bring on the hate


You can have blocked traffic, or you can have ten times worse.  Pick one.
 
2022-06-25 7:57:16 AM  

WickerNipple: Shame they didn't get him out of the truck.


this is why he fled.  they were surrounding his truck.  yelling at him.
 
2022-06-25 7:57:57 AM  

Brosephus: If folks want to change laws, then use the laws on the books to force the change you want.

Section 704.3 - Defense of self or another, Iowa Code § 704.3 | Casetext Search + Citator

Section 704.3 - Defense of self or another

A person is justified in the use of reasonable force when the person reasonably believes that such force is necessary to defend oneself or another from any actual or imminent use of unlawful force.

Whenever these protests start up, there needs to be a designated security force of permitted, lawfully carrying people in the crowd. The driver of that truck could have been properly ventilated, and the law would have protected the person applying the lead to Mr. Lead Foot.

I am a firm believer in non-violent protest. However, when people are aiming to injure or kill you, the decision has to be made whether you want to be a martyr in death or fight like hell and stay alive. If police won't protect the protesters, then it is up to the citizens to provide protection and security for themselves.


This. The right wing has been desensitizing themselves to political violence. The alt-reich actively encourages their incel followers to attack liberals. Cops nationwide have allowed these attacks to occur without intervention.

Don't be naïve. Plan to protect yourself and the people around you. If you don't fancy yourself a fighter, learn first aid and bring a kit.
 
2022-06-25 7:58:07 AM  

bthom37: Goddamn, we've gotta institutionalize knowledge.  This is why protests in 2020 started bringing along escort trucks to block off intersections.  Particularly in a state like Iowa that legalized running over protesters.

The only protection is each other.


And spike strips
 
2022-06-25 7:58:11 AM  
What would you expect from someone who probably has a $70k, 120-month loan on a Ford?
 
2022-06-25 7:59:08 AM  
Where are all the liberals with guns I keep hearing about? Every time something like this happens, it's always some right-wing douchebag killing innocent people.
 
2022-06-25 8:00:53 AM  

Tyrone Slothrop: Where are all the liberals with guns I keep hearing about? Every time something like this happens, it's always some right-wing douchebag killing innocent people.


We usually don't bring them out in public with us.

We may need to revisit this.
 
2022-06-25 8:03:33 AM  
"Pro-life" is the biggest load of horseshiat branding ever.  It's literally Orwellian doublespeak.

If these people really gave a shiat about life and babies and mothers and families, they would support:
1) Universal paid parental leave
2) Universal health care
3) Freely available contraception for both men and women
4) Heavily subsidized daycare
5) Universal Pre-K
6) A well-funded public education system
7) Gun control (firearms are now the #1 killer of children in this country)
8) Anti-racism (maternal and infant mortality, and poorer health outcomes, is far higher among racial minorities - because of racism and racial disparities in wealth)
9) Abolition of the death penalty
10) Greater acceptance of refugees and migrants fleeing war, violence, or extreme poverty

That's just off the top of my head, not an exhaustive list.  Anyone who claims to be "pro-life" should support all of the above.  But the conservative assholes who LIE about caring about life and families are generally opposed to every single item on that list.
 
2022-06-25 8:04:40 AM  

Stud Gerbil: Why not link to a real article about it?

https://www.kwwl.com/news/cedar-rapids/protester-hit-by-truck-during-cedar-rapids-protest/article_891478da-f422-11ec-b3f8-3b6839256ce7.html

The driver was voluntarily interviewed by Cedar Rapids Police on Friday night.
Cedar Rapids Police are currently canvassing the scenefor more information and potential surveillance video.

That tells you just about everything you need to know.



Saying this happened in Iowa was everything I needed to know.
 
2022-06-25 8:05:13 AM  

reyreyrey: Tyrone Slothrop: Where are all the liberals with guns I keep hearing about? Every time something like this happens, it's always some right-wing douchebag killing innocent people.

We usually don't bring them out in public with us.

We may need to revisit this.


No need to advertise.
 
2022-06-25 8:11:56 AM  

Doc Daneeka: "Pro-life" is the biggest load of horseshiat branding ever.  It's literally Orwellian doublespeak.

If these people really gave a shiat about life and babies and mothers and families, they would support:
1) Universal paid parental leave
2) Universal health care
3) Freely available contraception for both men and women
4) Heavily subsidized daycare
5) Universal Pre-K
6) A well-funded public education system
7) Gun control (firearms are now the #1 killer of children in this country)
8) Anti-racism (maternal and infant mortality, and poorer health outcomes, is far higher among racial minorities - because of racism and racial disparities in wealth)
9) Abolition of the death penalty
10) Greater acceptance of refugees and migrants fleeing war, violence, or extreme poverty

That's just off the top of my head, not an exhaustive list.  Anyone who claims to be "pro-life" should support all of the above.  But the conservative assholes who LIE about caring about life and families are generally opposed to every single item on that list.


There was some asshole governor from one of the shiathole states being interviewed. He was explaining that he was pro-life, so abortion should be illegal in all cases. When the interviewer then asked if he supported government help for new mothers, he said hell no, they should have kept their legs closed.
 
2022-06-25 8:12:36 AM  

reyreyrey: Tyrone Slothrop: Where are all the liberals with guns I keep hearing about? Every time something like this happens, it's always some right-wing douchebag killing innocent people.

We usually don't bring them out in public with us.

We may need to revisit this.


The Supreme Court ruled this week you don't need a permit to conceal carry. As long as you're doing it to protect yourself, go right ahead. It's what this Supreme Court said you could.
 
2022-06-25 8:14:28 AM  
Fark the right, fark Republicans, fark Christians, fark old white men (and I am one), fark every retrograde conservative who thinks the old days after better, keep your farking religion or of my government and off people's bodies. i hate you all so much I hope you all DIAF, and your kids and your grandkids and their kids
 
2022-06-25 8:17:40 AM  

sleze: I am pro life and am appalled at the recent SCOTUS ruling. However, I farking hate protests that block traffic, regardless of the cause. They don't actually serve any valuable purpose. Protest outside the house/workplace of the politicians who made the laws or the judges who ruled on the laws. It will be far more effective and not fark with everyone else's day.

/bring on the hate


They weren't blocking traffic. They were crossing the street. The truck had a red light and blew through it to run over people crossing the street. From the Twitter thread...

-Protestors were ending the protest and walking in the crosswalk -The truck had the red light -The truck drove around other cars in order to hit protestors -The driver was screaming and a woman was in the car with him begging him to stop

And despite that, the cops apparently questioned him and let him go.
 
2022-06-25 8:19:24 AM  
Cause, y'know, abortion is murder and I'm totally pro-life!
 
2022-06-25 8:30:21 AM  
They see themselves as the winners.  They can do stuff like that now.

Truck bomb at the Planned Parenthood in Illinois next
 
2022-06-25 8:38:13 AM  

lilbjorn: Cause, y'know, abortion is murder and I'm totally pro-life!


whose life?  cause obviously not the mother's.
 
2022-06-25 8:42:53 AM  

sleze: I am pro life and am appalled at the recent SCOTUS ruling. However, I farking hate protests that block traffic, regardless of the cause. They don't actually serve any valuable purpose. Protest outside the house/workplace of the politicians who made the laws or the judges who ruled on the laws. It will be far more effective and not fark with everyone else's day.

/bring on the hate


The protest was ending. They were crossing the street. The truck had a red light. His wife was screaming at him to stop. But I'm sorry the very idea of waiting in traffic #triggers you.    Thoughts and prayers to you during this difficult time.
 
2022-06-25 8:53:16 AM  

johnphantom: Can't wait for the reckless driving charge.


It should be two counts of attempted murder with 20 years in prison each, but you are right, he will probably just get a slap on the wrist and will do it again.
 
2022-06-25 8:53:22 AM  

sleze: I am pro life and am appalled at the recent SCOTUS ruling. However, I farking hate protests that block traffic, regardless of the cause. They don't actually serve any valuable purpose. Protest outside the house/workplace of the politicians who made the laws or the judges who ruled on the laws. It will be far more effective and not fark with everyone else's day.

/bring on the hate


It might be easier to think of the protesters as a well-regulated militia. That way you can learn to "SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED" to a similar tune that has nothing to do with guns.
 
2022-06-25 8:56:12 AM  

sleze: I am pro life and am appalled at the recent SCOTUS ruling. However, I farking hate protests that block traffic, regardless of the cause. They don't actually serve any valuable purpose. Protest outside the house/workplace of the politicians who made the laws or the judges who ruled on the laws. It will be far more effective and not fark with everyone else's day.

/bring on the hate


This wasn't blocking traffic.  The protesters walked down the side walk and at this point were in a crosswalk where this truck had a RED light and drove around other stopped cars to do this.
 
2022-06-25 8:57:29 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: They see themselves as the winners.  They can do stuff like that now.

Truck bomb at the Planned Parenthood in Illinois next


Liberals

Buy ammo
 
2022-06-25 9:04:15 AM  
Trucks are speech! 

/Thanks Roberts!
 
2022-06-25 9:04:31 AM  

koder: coffeetime: Well, his plates are WRAPTOR, so maybe he was into the rapture.  Have you thought of that???

Oh fark. They learned how to operate trucks.

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2022-06-25 9:07:40 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Of course he drives a Raptor. Nobody good drives those things.


OMG. I have a down the street neighbor who drives his like it's a Porsche.  One of these days he'll slide it sideways into a pole.
 
2022-06-25 9:14:11 AM  
Man, these ANTIFA are really getting aggressive with their false flags. Maybe we should do something to keep...no, now I just feel dirty having typed the previous. Charge this guy for attempted manslaughter vehicular assault, and get it done with. Which, since I'm betting his Pale American, won't happen because...reasons.
 
2022-06-25 9:17:01 AM  

Tr0mBoNe: Of course he drives a Raptor. Nobody good drives those things.


It's a shame, because that truck is truly a marvel of engineering. It's also a $70K truck. How do these assholes afford them?
 
2022-06-25 9:19:05 AM  
My advice to the people targeted by the idiots who drive the truck...

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They're done being nice... you shouldn't be either since they're trying to literally kill you in the street.
 
2022-06-25 9:27:21 AM  

Lsherm: Tr0mBoNe: Of course he drives a Raptor. Nobody good drives those things.

It's a shame, because that truck is truly a marvel of engineering. It's also a $70K truck. How do these assholes afford them?


Probably a combination of hideous financing, massive debt loads, nd owning nothing else of any value
 
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