Racist Police Response to Ferguson Protests - Page 42 - U2 Feedback

Go Back   U2 Feedback > Lypton Village > Free Your Mind
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-28-2015, 08:53 PM   #821
Blue Crack Addict
 
Vlad n U 2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 28,357
Local Time: 03:14 AM
Those who are more concerned about a few smashed windows than the ongoing injustice need to reconsider their position and take a long hard look at themselves.

Also, whilst I agree with those saying police brutality is a very vital issue to address, it's worth examining the role of the police in society in general.

Quote:
Originally Posted by trojanchick99 View Post
Fuck you, Rand Paul.

Rand Paul Blames 'Lack Of Fathers' For Baltimore Protests

Somehow, I doubt he said the same thing when a bunch of Kentucky students rioted when their fucking basketball team lost.
Republicans keep on being trash, what else is new?
__________________

Vlad n U 2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2015, 09:15 PM   #822
BVS
Blue Crack Supplier
 
BVS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: between my head and heart
Posts: 41,228
Local Time: 10:44 AM
The Paul's have a long history of racism in their history. Not surprising at all...


Sent from my iPhone using U2 Interference
__________________

BVS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2015, 09:57 PM   #823
Blue Crack Addict
 
Vlad n U 2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 28,357
Local Time: 03:14 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by BVS View Post
The Paul's have a long history of racism in their history. Not surprising at all...


Sent from my iPhone using U2 Interference
Indeed, doesn't Ron Paul have (or did have) white supremacist links?
Vlad n U 2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 06:47 AM   #824
The Male
 
LemonMelon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hollywoo
Posts: 67,881
Local Time: 08:44 AM
This man is a badass. And an American.



Reading into the origin of the riots, the social media flyer...it just makes everything worse. I agree with my friend above: kids, go home and study. Your lives aren't over. Don't do anything that could put your future in jeopardy.

And yeah, yeah, I know, if you're black and consigned to the ass end of Baltimore, your prospects aren't great as it is, but it's just really saddening to see that these are the after-school activities of Baltimore youths right now.

Someone step the fuck in and mediate between the police and citizenry because if a protester or rioter gets killed by police enforcement in the coming weeks/months (really just a matter of time at this point), it's going to turn the heat up a step further. News spreads quickly.
LemonMelon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 08:28 AM   #825
Blue Crack Addict
 
DaveC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: mar-a-lago delenda est
Posts: 21,315
Local Time: 11:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf View Post
I've never heard of a CVS store being burned down because of someone winning or losing a sporting event. Have you?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_Va...anley_Cup_riot
DaveC is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 09:37 AM   #826
45:33
 
cobl04's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: East Point to Shaolin
Posts: 57,721
Local Time: 03:44 AM
^yeah, fuck, I live halfway across the world and I immediately thought of that.
cobl04 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 12:07 PM   #827
Blue Crack Addict
 
PhilsFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South Philadelphia
Posts: 19,218
Local Time: 12:44 PM
PhilsFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 02:10 PM   #828
Resident Photo Buff
Forum Moderator
 
Diemen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2000
Location: Somewhere in middle America
Posts: 13,621
Local Time: 10:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by PhilsFan View Post
They might both be correct.
Diemen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 04:08 PM   #829
Blue Crack Addict
 
PhilsFan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: South Philadelphia
Posts: 19,218
Local Time: 12:44 PM
The caption of this on the tweet I took it from was something like, "When your lie ends up actually being the truth."
PhilsFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 08:06 PM   #830
Blue Crack Addict
 
DaveC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: mar-a-lago delenda est
Posts: 21,315
Local Time: 11:44 AM
Spoilers if you haven't seen The Wire:

The Baltimore Riots Destroyed A Store From ‘The Wire’
DaveC is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2015, 11:58 PM   #831
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 83,099
Local Time: 08:44 AM
Wish the trending story had been this instead:

Fox News Wanted To Focus On Looters, But This Baltimore City Council Member Wasn't Having It
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2015, 12:44 AM   #832
Acrobat
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 310
Local Time: 12:44 PM
I can't find where a CVS store was burned? Where did it say that?
I did see there were 17 cars burned, but that is kind of minor compared to the 144 in Baltimore, in addition to 19 buildings burned in Baltimore.
wolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2015, 12:52 AM   #833
Blue Crack Addict
 
deep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: A far distance down.
Posts: 28,600
Local Time: 08:44 AM
That's still impressive
for Canadians
deep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2015, 01:10 AM   #834
Blue Crack Addict
 
DaveC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: mar-a-lago delenda est
Posts: 21,315
Local Time: 11:44 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by wolf View Post
I can't find where a CVS store was burned? Where did it say that?
Are you joking?

Do you work for CVS or something? Holy shit, you seem exceptionally concerned that this building was a CVS, you've gone out of your way to bring it up in every single post.

No, a CVS clearly was not burned down (nor any other buildings, but ya know architecture in downtown Vancouver is a touch different than it is on a block of rowhouses in a ghetto in Baltimore - it's hard to set glass office towers on fire), that was not the point in the slightest. You're being incredibly obtuse.
DaveC is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2015, 01:17 AM   #835
Acrobat
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 310
Local Time: 12:44 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveC View Post
Are you joking?

Do you work for CVS or something? Holy shit, you seem exceptionally concerned that this building was a CVS, you've gone out of your way to bring it up in every single post.

No, a CVS clearly was not burned down (nor any other buildings, but ya know architecture in downtown Vancouver is a touch different than it is on a block of rowhouses in a ghetto in Baltimore - it's hard to set glass office towers on fire), that was not the point in the slightest. You're being incredibly obtuse.
I thought you were responding to my question of whether a CVS store had been burned down after a sporting event. Yes, I realize people throw rocks, start fires in the road and may damage a car or two, but was a CVS store ever burned down because someone's team either won or lost a sporting event? You responded with a link to my question so I was looking for a picture of a burning CVS store or a report of a CVS store being burned.
wolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2015, 02:08 AM   #836
Blue Crack Distributor
 
bono_212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 83,099
Local Time: 08:44 AM
Holy shit, how can you even compare them?

Quote:
In total, 17 cars were burned, including police cars. Windows were smashed in a bank and various businesses along the West Georgia corridor, some of which were also looted. Riot police eventually managed to push the rioters away from Georgia, onto Granville Street and Robson Street, where the rioters then caused further substantial damage, breaking the windows of several shops and looting. Some of the stores affected were Future Shop, Sears and Chapters bookstore.
OVER NOTHING. NOTHING!
__________________
bono_212 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2015, 03:44 AM   #837
Galeonbroad
 
Galeongirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Schoo Fishtank
Posts: 70,778
Local Time: 06:44 PM
What's the significance of this CVS store? Isn't any kind of burning cars/buildings and looting pretty damn comparably bad? Why is this worse because it's a CVS(whatever it is?)?

Saw the video of the mother dragging a looter out of the crowd by his ears. Some great parenting there!
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by GraceRyan View Post
And if U2 EVER did Hawkmoon live....and the version from the Lovetown Tour, my uterus would leave my body and fling itself at Bono - for realz.
Don't worry baby, it's gonna be all right. Uncertainty can be a guiding light...
Galeongirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2015, 03:56 AM   #838
The Male
 
LemonMelon's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Hollywoo
Posts: 67,881
Local Time: 08:44 AM
CVS is a pharmaceutical chain. Lots of prescriptions would get delayed/destroyed if it were to be burned to the ground, plus there are more people inside a CVS than a car.
LemonMelon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2015, 04:10 AM   #839
Galeonbroad
 
Galeongirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Schoo Fishtank
Posts: 70,778
Local Time: 06:44 PM
Yeah maybe I should've taken out the cars bit. I can see it becomes a bit complicated with pharmaceuticals, but surely another chain or CVS elsewhere could cover for the issues, so it's not really that much worse than say a supermarket or a similar store burning down. I jut don't get the over emphasisation on CVS. Or am I missing something here?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by GraceRyan View Post
And if U2 EVER did Hawkmoon live....and the version from the Lovetown Tour, my uterus would leave my body and fling itself at Bono - for realz.
Don't worry baby, it's gonna be all right. Uncertainty can be a guiding light...
Galeongirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2015, 06:04 AM   #840
Blue Crack Addict
 
Babydoll's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Berlin, Germany.
Posts: 22,280
Local Time: 05:44 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Galeongirl View Post
What's the significance of this CVS store? Isn't any kind of burning cars/buildings and looting pretty damn comparably bad? Why is this worse because it's a CVS(whatever it is?)?

Saw the video of the mother dragging a looter out of the crowd by his ears. Some great parenting there!
CVS is a drugstore chain. And yeah that mom was interviewed where she said that she didn't want her son to end up like Freddie Grey.
__________________

Babydoll is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Design, images and all things inclusive copyright © Interference.com
×