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Old 06-21-2020, 04:42 PM
 
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Maybe its because other nightly entertainment has been cancelled such as sporting events, concerts, bars, clubs, movies, etc so people are just extra bored and the weather is nicer so they are outside. I agree it is annoying but it seems like there is a logical explanation why there are more.
Yes. The drug dealers have to spend their money on something.
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Old 06-23-2020, 10:46 AM
 
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Apparently this is a nationwide phenomenon: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...e_iOSApp_Other

Here’s a local media take on it: https://6abc.com/society/fireworks-s...egion/6260773/. I wasn’t aware of the annoyance it’s been for some people.

It seems a lot of people are theorizing that it’s grown out of shutdown boredom.
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Old 06-23-2020, 12:20 PM
 
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Apparently this is a nationwide phenomenon: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/...e_iOSApp_Other

Here’s a local media take on it: https://6abc.com/society/fireworks-s...egion/6260773/. I wasn’t aware of the annoyance it’s been for some people.

It seems a lot of people are theorizing that it’s grown out of shutdown boredom.
It's only happened a few times where I am. But, yes it's the boredom!
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Old 06-23-2020, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Greater Philadelphia
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I've heard it was due to Breonna Taylors' death. People doing the fireworks said they (fireworks) won't end until the Police are charged with murder. It's definitely a form of organized protest, I've heard them every night exactly at 9PM for nearly a month.
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Old 06-23-2020, 10:05 PM
 
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It's only happened a few times where I am. But, yes it's the boredom!
That's a pathetic excuse for a grown person
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Old 06-24-2020, 05:51 AM
 
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That's a pathetic excuse for a grown person
I'm not doing it. How do you know how old they are?

A poster did mention a possible explanation.
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Old 06-24-2020, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Center City
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I've heard it was due to Breonna Taylors' death. People doing the fireworks said they (fireworks) won't end until the Police are charged with murder. It's definitely a form of organized protest, I've heard them every night exactly at 9PM for nearly a month.
I’ve been unable to find a valid reference for this claim. It sounds a bit like a conspiracy theory to me.

Ocam’s razor more or less asserts that the simplest explanation of a phenomenon is usually true. In this instance, people like to hear things go bang. This is likely even more true when they’ve been staying at home for 3+ months.
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Old 06-24-2020, 12:02 PM
 
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I’ve been unable to find a valid reference for this claim. It sounds a bit like a conspiracy theory to me.

Ocam’s razor more or less asserts that the simplest explanation of a phenomenon is usually true. In this instance, people like to hear things go bang. This is likely even more true when they’ve been staying at home for 3+ months.


https://twitter.com/search?q=firewor...rc=typed_query


This may not apply to every city or state, but a good portions of the fireworks are in response to Breonna Taylor.



https://twitter.com/SonofBaldwin/sta...41681563938821


Kinda confirms what I'm saying about the coordinated organized fireworks, it's happening each night exactly at a specific time. No conspiracy theory.
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Old 06-24-2020, 12:33 PM
 
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https://twitter.com/search?q=firewor...rc=typed_query


This may not apply to every city or state, but a good portions of the fireworks are in response to Breonna Taylor.



https://twitter.com/SonofBaldwin/sta...41681563938821


Kinda confirms what I'm saying about the coordinated organized fireworks, it's happening each night exactly at a specific time. No conspiracy theory.
Thanks for the links (+1). The first Twitter thread does indeed include many tweets related to Breonna Taylor's killing. I didn't get that from the second thread, however, which seemed to offer random thoughts, none of them about Breonna Taylor. Perhaps I missed it.

This suggests to me that some of the fireworks may be a provocation designed to draw attention to the Breonna Taylor killing. It seems a grassroots movement for now, given my exposure to a single twitter thread. I haven't seen any news organizations confirming a strong connection at this time, however. If it is indeed a movement, I expect to hear more about from local and national news sources it in the next few days. Time will tell.

All that aside, I think it's a brilliant strategy if it gains traction. We need more conversation about that case.
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Old 06-24-2020, 04:29 PM
 
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Thanks for the links (+1). The first Twitter thread does indeed include many tweets related to Breonna Taylor's killing. I didn't get that from the second thread, however, which seemed to offer random thoughts, none of them about Breonna Taylor. Perhaps I missed it.

This suggests to me that some of the fireworks may be a provocation designed to draw attention to the Breonna Taylor killing. It seems a grassroots movement for now, given my exposure to a single twitter thread. I haven't seen any news organizations confirming a strong connection at this time, however. If it is indeed a movement, I expect to hear more about from local and national news sources it in the next few days. Time will tell.

All that aside, I think it's a brilliant strategy if it gains traction. We need more conversation about that case.
What I get from this is there's a multitude of reasons behind the fireworks. I don't support the media's narrative suggesting the perpetrators are juvenile teens . This is too routine and coordinated for this to be a spontaneous act by a bunch of teenagers or young adults looking for fun. There's certainly an intended purpose, but what, I do not know. Others are theorizing it's the work of the police to quell the nightly protest, others are suggesting it's in retaliation to Breonna Taylor. There's another theory saying it's the work of right-winged radicals causing public disturbance as a way to to maintain police presence; a counteractive measure to the defunding and abolishment of police forces.
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