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Old 11-12-2016, 05:15 PM
 
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Because Detroiters have class! And the thugs* have moved to "better" cities. Oh, but by the way, Detroit is still a "bad" city and we need mass transit to keep the thugs from leaving.

*young white socialist-anarchists
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Old 11-13-2016, 11:46 AM
 
Location: Detroit
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No riots but they have been protesting Hundreds of Detroit anti-Trump protesters march outside Wayne State - Story | WJBK more than anybody people in Detroit, NYC, and LA know how devastating a riot can be and only makes matters worse.
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Old 11-13-2016, 09:28 PM
 
Location: Southeast Michigan
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They riot in Democrat controlled areas. Burning their own homes, so to say.
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Old 11-14-2016, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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There have been some marches downtown. A few dozen people. They chant for a while and go home. I think it is too cold to riot. Plus no one is paying enough attention for them to get really riled up.
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Old 11-14-2016, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Southeast Michigan
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They had an interview with CA protesters on NPR this morning, all three were Hispanic.

In Seattle and Portland, the protesters seem to be largely radicalized left wing college age young.

We don't have that many of either demographic in Detroit.

Also, violently protesting in a sympathetic environment is very different from causing all kinds of trouble in red states. People from out of state marching with Mexican flags breaking glass and setting cars on fire would find Michigan a very difficult place to be.
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Old 11-14-2016, 10:08 AM
 
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Given that Dan Gilbert held a mega-fundraiser for Trump in the city, I don't think too many of his employees would be caught dead protesting against his candidate of choice. The Quicken Thought Police are likely combing through the security cam footage searching for thought criminals.
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Old 11-14-2016, 10:42 AM
 
Location: Detroit
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They had an interview with CA protesters on NPR this morning, all three were Hispanic.

In Seattle and Portland, the protesters seem to be largely radicalized left wing college age young.

We don't have that many of either demographic in Detroit.

Also, violently protesting in a sympathetic environment is very different from causing all kinds of trouble in red states. People from out of state marching with Mexican flags breaking glass and setting cars on fire would find Michigan a very difficult place to be.
How would Michigan be a difficult place to start a riot? Especially in deep blue Detroit. And 200,000+ (legal) Hispanics in Metro Detroit alone is pretty sizeable. More than enough to cause some huge problems at least. Especially since most are concentrated in one area.

Idk what you mean by left wing college age students that you think Detroit doesn't have alot of. Most people under 25 in Detroit have liberal values. More than enough.

And then one major group you didn't think about was the very large Muslim population in Detroit which make up many of the protesters by the way.

All of that is a large enough population (literally by the millions) to cause major mischief in Detroit if they wanted to. But as I said nobody wants that, it gets us nowhere. And in fact makes us look worse. Peaceful protest are fine like what's happening now are fine.
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Old 11-14-2016, 11:34 AM
 
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Protesting/rioting here will never be to the same extent as other cities because, without transit, we lack a critical mass of people in an urban core (e.g. no subway for people to take and march where thousands of people can't ignore them).

The election was so last week. Next.

I was actually annoyed that both the Sunday before and after an election the pastor would talk about "whatever happens Tuesday" and "regardless of how you're feeling" - .01% of any of our lives changed because of what happened. Regardless of who won. Let's not fool ourselves - you just look silly to everyone else (or at least 50% of people).

It'd be more fun as a drinking game to guess the professions based on the faces... http://koin.com/2016/11/13/71-arrest...land-protests/
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Old 11-14-2016, 04:54 PM
 
Location: Southeast Michigan
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Protesting/rioting here will never be to the same extent as other cities because, without transit, we lack a critical mass of people in an urban core (e.g. no subway for people to take and march where thousands of people can't ignore them).

The election was so last week. Next.

I was actually annoyed that both the Sunday before and after an election the pastor would talk about "whatever happens Tuesday" and "regardless of how you're feeling" - .01% of any of our lives changed because of what happened. Regardless of who won. Let's not fool ourselves - you just look silly to everyone else (or at least 50% of people).

It'd be more fun as a drinking game to guess the professions based on the faces... 71 protesters arrested Saturday, none on Sunday
Have you been to a Tigers game lately ?
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Old 11-14-2016, 06:36 PM
 
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I'm wondering if maybe the legacy of the '67 riots may be a discouragement for Detroiters to riot? We have seen how a city can be tarnished for generations, so maybe the "glamour" of rioting is not as strong as it is in cities that have become associated with urban utopia, like Portland?
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