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Old 01-16-2015, 03:15 PM   #706
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It is one thing to be inconvenienced by a highway blockage.

It is another thing entirely to cause actual harm to someone (even inadvertently) by blocking the highway.

If a loved one was in an ambulance with a heart attack, or whatever other life threatening problem, you would be okay with the ambulance being delayed by a protest? Or emergency response vehicles on their way to an accident?

It's entirely possible to be supportive of the issue the protestors are raising, but also not be okay with protestors being a public hazard. Not a nuisance, a hazard.
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No, it wouldn't make a difference, because I have empathy for them and the cause they're supporting. Yes, it would be a major inconvenience to me, but I understand that sometimes you have to do drastic things in order to get people to pay attention to your cause. These issues have been ignored for so long and if it takes protests like these to bring them to the forefront then so be it.


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I'm not sure you actually read the post you quoted.

The post specifically asked if you were on your way to the hospital, would you be ok with it.

You really, honestly would be understanding if you or a loved one were in need of urgent medical care and were stuck on the freeway behind this protest? It would just be an "inconvenience"? You would truly say "so be it" if the paramedic told you you/they wouldn't be able to get to the hospital in time for the required treatment? Really?

I hope you simply didn't read the post you quoted, because an "oh well, they were here first" attitude to this kind of thing is out-of-control asinine. Please tell me I'm wrong, for the sake of your family.


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Old 01-16-2015, 04:29 PM   #708
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No, it wouldn't make a difference, because I have empathy for them and the cause they're supporting. Yes, it would be a major inconvenience to me, but I understand that sometimes you have to do drastic things in order to get people to pay attention to your cause. These issues have been ignored for so long and if it takes protests like these to bring them to the forefront then so be it.


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That will get a nice clap on the Oprah show or The View, but no human being who is dying or with a loved one who is dying will think, "glad they're getting their message out."
These protestors are so far out of control. MLK was against violent protest and I consider this an act of violent protest because they are putting lives at risk.



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That will get a nice clap on the Oprah show or The View, but no human being who is dying or with a loved one who is dying will think, "glad they're getting their message out."
These protestors are so far out of control. MLK was against violent protest and I consider this an act of violent protest because they are putting lives at risk.

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It's only wrong to block traffic when it's done by staffers of a fat man in power.

I don't understand when protesting became inconveniencing the general public as opposed to actually doing something that will have an adverse effect on those who actually created the issues to begin with.
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:03 PM   #712
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Darren Wilson Cleared by Justice Department

After studying the evidence they came to the same conclusion as the grand jury.

As I have said before, I understand (and have experienced it) that some police do act inappropriately. Can any of us name a group of people that does not have a few bad apples?

Most law enforcement people do their jobs well and work at times in situations most us have never experienced.

That's what Darren Wilson was doing that day.

Now his career is over as a policeman, businesses ruined, people hurt, hatred fueled, and people murdered.

Yes black lives matter, all lives matter...and I hope we remember that truth also matters.


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Old 01-22-2015, 08:08 PM   #713
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Doesn't really deserve its own thread:

Racist Police Response to Ferguson Protests
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:56 PM   #714
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I think it does deserve its own thread.
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Why? It's not even an official report.
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Yeah, this belongs in the Ferguson thread.
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At least 302 black people were killed by police in the United States in 2014.
How is this fair and balanced reporting??

How many black people were not killed by police in 2014
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How is this fair and balanced reporting??

How many black people were not killed by police in 2014
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