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Old 04-27-2015, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Another day, another riot.
Just another typical day in America folks.
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Old 04-27-2015, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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It's no at all surprising that people who feel they've been treated unfairly by the system engage in protest. Nor is it surprising that a portion of those protesters will resort to looting and violence.

Anti-migrant riots in Moscow in 2013:

Over 380 detained after anti-migrant riot in southern Moscow ? RT News


Anti-China riots in Hanoi in 2014:

Vietnam stops anti-China protests after riots, China evacuates workers | Reuters


Anti-austerity riots in Athens in 2014:

Looting And Firebombs In Athens Riots


It's part of the human condition. There is little value in complaining about any such events unless we are also willing to address the underlying social and political causes.
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Old 04-27-2015, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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Please, enlighten us as to WTF either of these things have to do with the other?
Contributions and aid which would have ended in Nepal will be diverted to Baltimore if it goes as bad as Los Angeles did after the King verdict riots.
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Old 04-27-2015, 04:44 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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Another day, another riot.
Just another typical day in America folks.
Sadly it seems you are correct. Though I cannot get over the total lack of response from the PD. I guess you're damned if you do and damned if you don't but wouldn't one think law enforcement should errr on the side of do???
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Old 04-27-2015, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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You have a mayor that publicly said she told the police to stand down. She said that was to protect the police from "cars and other things going on". Couldn't even bring herself to say the word RIOT.
And then go on to say she wanted to give those that wanted to destroy some space.

She condoned the rioting and basically told those folks..go ahead and destroy stuff. We won't come after you.
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Old 04-27-2015, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Lewes, Delaware
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Just saw about 100 looters go into a check cashing place, where's Frank Rizzo or Wilson Goode when you need them, one bomb would of gotten control of the scene.
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Old 04-27-2015, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Sadly it seems you are correct. Though I cannot get over the total lack of response from the PD. I guess you're damned if you do and damned if you don't but wouldn't one think law enforcement should errr on the side of do???
The mayor had the police stand down.

She didn't want them to get hit by cars...oh and "other things going on"
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Old 04-27-2015, 04:46 PM
 
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What happened to peaceful protesting? This is turning really ugly really fast.
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Old 04-27-2015, 04:47 PM
 
Location: Great State of Texas
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Maybe today the mayor will change her mind and send the police in ?
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Old 04-27-2015, 04:49 PM
 
Location: LEAVING CD
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The mayor had the police stand down.

She didn't want them to get hit by cars...oh and "other things going on"
Yep, I guess you're right. Funny comment just on, the cops were loading up into vans and informed the reporter that they felt it was "safe" enough to roll out and do THEIR JOB by going to the looters location. He then went on to say they've been in a "defensive" position until just now.
Who's the ones with armored cars,guns,pepper spray,bean bag guns etc. etc. etc????
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