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What has burning people’s businesses down got to do with George Floyd’s death

These people are just criminals taking advantage of a tragic situation
Except that not all there are doing that. But those who are, are getting the most coverage and attention.
ChloeYoung · 18-21, F
@bijouxbroussard I understand that there are only some but they are not helping the cause
@ChloeYoung Some aren’t trying to. A few may even be trying to sabotage it.
ChloeYoung · 18-21, F
@bijouxbroussard I’m starting to hear news reports that are saying that. The problem is you never know what is the truth
I said this before. There is a difference between rioters, looters and protestors. The first two can fuck off.
Spokeskitties75 · 46-50, M
@RedtheEmerald I’m a luter
I like playing the lute
ChloeYoung · 18-21, F
@RedtheEmerald Well said
@Spokeskitties75 Today I found out what a lute is.

@ChloeYoung Thanks man
Elessar · 26-30, M
Best way to counter protests, especially pacific ones, is to infiltrate extremists/violent elements, so you can brutally suppress everyone later. It happens all around the world any time a large-scale protest occurs, I don't see why the U.S. would be exempt.
Elessar · 26-30, M
@ChloeYoung And even if they wont, a challenged gov. just needs to make most people think they're protesting violently for them to approve the use of brutal force (even if most protestors are or were peaceful).
ChloeYoung · 18-21, F
@Elessar Im now wondering if these situations are more likely to happen in democratic countries cause the people are less frightened of the authorities, just saying 🤷‍♀️
Elessar · 26-30, M
@ChloeYoung In non-democratic countries things like these most likely would be suppressed before they became large enough to be noticeable. It took us external help to get rid of the Fascist party, for instance, the resistance movement alone would've had a hard time to overthrow it. And it went on for 20 years..
QuixoticSoul · 41-45, M
Many are, yes.

Events like this are a massive outpouring of collective anger that has been building for some time and finally boiled over. This isn't just about Floyd. Most people will express it constructively. Some will express it destructively. Yet others still will take advantage of the situation in simple self interest. And of course, there is going to be a little bleeding over between all these groups.

In the end, you have to remember that tens of thousands march and disband peacefully, while hundreds or dozens loot and riot.
ChloeYoung · 18-21, F
@QuixoticSoul Yup I agree
Some of them are, yes. Not all of the protestors are doing that though, or even the majority.
pentacorn · F
the Floyd family asks that people continue to protest without violence, destruction, or theft. anyone doing otherwise is taking advantage of and hurting the cause.
Ynotisay · M
No one knows that more than the protestors peacefully exercising their rights. And that's because fearful, hypocritical, easily-led 'muricans are lumping the two groups together.
xSiFiGamer2016x · 22-25, M
Nothing at all, it's an act of an excuse. I don't see the point of it and all they do is getting into more trouble...
Exactly right. The riots, looting, & fires are crimes of opportunity. The peaceful protests give criminals the opportunity to steal & destroy property. They know the police are busy with the protest marches.
True to a certain extent..

..but do you think this all would have happened if Mr Floyd was never touched?
QuixoticSoul · 41-45, M
@ChloeYoung [quote]maintaining law and order in some countries is walking a knife edge at the best of times[/quote]

Yes. In third world countries. But we are the wealthiest most powerful democracy in the world.
ChloeYoung · 18-21, F
@QuixoticSoul Being the wealthiest most powerful country in the world didn’t stop the LA riots from getting out of control or did it stop this situation from getting out of control
@ChloeYoung Maybe ask your teacher why the riots happened? Ask the teacher if any of it is related to the works of Dr Martin Luther King Jr and the human rights movement...

Ask your teacher if there is anyone agitating and stirring up racist sentiments in the community, from the highest level of government...

Ask if there is any truth to the saying that, "violence is what occurs when the cup of patience overflows"...

Ask the teacher what they would expect to happen if a community is closed up and has their freedom of movement restricted due to a pandemic, and what they would expect to happen if after the restrictions are lifted, and the community is almost immediately faced with a crime against humanity...ask them if they think the riots are a predictable response after all that...

...if your teacher can't engage with, and answer those questions, don't waste your time asking them anything ever again...
JavaJim · 61-69, M
Considering most of the "protesters" have no idea who George Floyd was, nothing.
ChloeYoung · 18-21, F
@JavaJim I believe the cop should be charged only cause his force was excessive considering the amount of cops that were there. Any idiot with half a brain knows you’ll kill someone doing that. I think he was enjoying himself while he was doing it
JavaJim · 61-69, M
@ChloeYoung Exactly.
TexChik · F
badminton · 61-69, MVIP
There are different groups involved: There are the sincere protestors, then there are bands of looters using the protests as a distraction to knock over stores and then there are destructive vandals mixed in.
hertoy · 70-79, M
You are insightful for a young mind!
ChloeYoung · 18-21, F
@hertoy I don’t think I am, I saw a poor black lady walking around her burnt out business crying. I thought she’s probably just survived the Coronavirus lockdown only to have some bastards do that to her
Lostpoet · M
I think they are just punk ass kids
A shame how the looting and violence is being blamed on the protestors when is should be blamed on the racists.
Harmonium1923 · 51-55, M
@InOtterWords EXACTLY
Ian123 · 61-69, M
Yes, a lot of people just taking advantage of the situation with no interest in justice
strongbow · 46-50, M
You're preaching to the choir young lady👍
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@Nika2002 Yep keep cursing at me & calling me names. It continues to show what a limited capability you have.

You posted this race baiting "question"
[quote] 48 American cops were killed by gunfire in 2019
Most of them were white and most of the killers were black.

The difference between police and protesters is that race is not mentioned by police over and over in the media. [/quote]

A couple of people asked for the links to back up your claim.
They're still waiting.

You then made this post

[quote] I'm all about balance. If I only see people denouncing police (especially with racist intent) I present the other side. And if I only see skeptics and believers bashing each other then I present the moderate point of view: value in reasoning toward worthwhile eternal life courtesy of how nature operates.

And I can't help but notice that the people hearting me don't speak up in support. It's almost always those who are biased and intent on ridiculing and bashing my attempts at fairness that bother to reply. [/quote]

You make shit up but, sure, you're all about balance. 🙄
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ChloeYoung · 18-21, F
@SW-User Hmm sounds as if I missed something here 😐️

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