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    Quote Originally Posted by versusreality View Post
    we need that type of rioting right outside the White House.

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    things are getting tense in NYC with the protests. people getting pepper sprayed, beat, arrested.

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    Good 'ole NYPD.

    I'm going tomorrow for sure. Reaching out to friends who are supposed to be down there and might head out tonight. But so far, no response, and I ain't gonna go to this one alone.

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    Curfews all weekend starting tonight in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and several suburbs

    I grew up near the 3rd Precinct building, and I have relatives still living in that area. As a teen, I would sometimes stop in the building's foyer and buy a pop from the vending machine on my way home from school. Seeing this happen to my old stomping grounds is heartbreaking, but I am projecting my fury at the ex-cops who killed George Floyd over a bad $20 bill. The Precinct building, Target, Cub Foods, Aldi, and many of the businesses can rebuild and get a fresh start. Floyd cannot get his life back.

    Charging Derek Chauvin is a good step, but we need the other 3 ex-cops arrested and charged. And if it does turn out that Floyd and Chauvin knew each other, that could drastically up the charges against him.

    In all honesty, I feel that DA Mike Freeman (who I did NOT vote for in the last election) really is not able to lead an unbiased case here. He needs to hand it over to AG Keith Ellison and let him dictate the next steps. Ellison has a lot of trust among the people of Minneapolis, and he knows he must do everything right.

    I also feel that this editorial cartoon by Minneapolis Star Tribune cartoonist Steve Sack speaks volumes:
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    It looks like the NYPD pigs are looking to fill those jail buses so if you are so inclined...

    https://brooklynbailfund.org/donation-form

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    I was gonna post that, too. Thank you. <3

    They even overtook a City bus.

    I do some work with an organization that goes to post $1 bails for people, so I'm keeping a close eye on that tonight.

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    Is this it? Are we plunging into total anarchy? We have a government largely ran by people whom hate and want to dismantle said government, encouraging citizens not to follow laws they don't agree with. Plagues. Police state. Riots. Damn something has gotta give soon.

    Not that I think there are many here , but you MAGA folk really think we are better off than in 2015? At this rate, none of us will be alive in 2024...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah K View Post
    They even overtook a City bus.
    This broke me.


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    Public transportation in the Twin Cities shut down yesterday and will not be running until Monday morning.

    South Minneapolis has become a food desert now due to the looting and arsons. I can't help but think of the people who depend on the buses and light rail to get around, and how they will have to venture further into the city or over to St. Paul or the suburbs to stock up on what they need. They will have to either use cabs/ubers or ask neighbors to drive them to their destinations.

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    Wow - powerful - notice THESE ARE ALL WOMEN


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    If the murderous cop is acquitted, that's it.

    It will make the LA Riots seem quaint.

    And it will be nationwide, in terms.of big cities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elevenism View Post
    If the murderous cop is acquitted, that's it.

    It will make the LA Riots seem quaint.

    And it will be nationwide, in terms.of big cities.
    I'm so scared to hear what happens. It needs to happen fast because these people are not going to stop. The live feed of Atlanta is wild.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Self.Destructive.Pattern View Post
    ...because these people are not going to stop.
    I'm not sure what you mean by 'these people' but I'll just say it doesn't read very well.

    Edit: We've PM'd and all's cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cdm View Post
    I'm not sure what you mean by 'these people' but I'll just say it doesn't read very well.
    I think they mean “protesters.”

    This is all getting worse because it’s nationwide.

    These pigs in KY are SHOOTING PEPPER BULLETS AT JOURNALISTS!

    Wtf
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    Cops tear-gassed and shot rubber bullets at protesters in my home city of Fort Wayne tonight. I am really mortified beyond words at what I've seen on Twitter about it so far.

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    you know, I always thought Trump would somehow get us in a war before the election...

    ...but I stupidly didn't think it would be a Civil War...

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    Tear gas and SWAT/riot police downtown here, like a few blocks down the road, at what was by all accounts a peaceful protest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    I think they mean “protesters.”
    "these / those people" can either be poor choice of words or it can be dogwhistle. Which is why I said I was uncertain of the intention.

    Edit: I've PM'd Self.Destructive.Pattern and all's cool.
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    stolen from Reddit who stole it from Facebook. I think? Is that the Facebook layout?


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    Quote Originally Posted by allegate View Post
    stolen from Reddit who stole it from Facebook.
    This is cute and all and maybe retired sgt W Patrick Swanton is an ok dude but based on the video I'm seeing tonight I'd say a lot of what he's saying is overblown. There are basically two kinds of cops: the one that would kill a black man and not think twice and the one that won't say shit and help cover it up. I'm seeing clip after clip after clip of cops attacking people with batons, shoving people for absolutely no reason, pepper spraying unprovoked, nearly running people over with police issued vehicles, one mutherfucker opened a passenger door into a guy. I'm not buying this "99% of cops" bullshit. So sorry to burst this romantic version of American policing you see when you close your eyes at night, sgt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdm View Post
    "these / those people" can either be poor choice of words or it can be dogwhistle. Which is why I said I was uncertain of the intention.
    I know that, but relative to their OTHER posts it appears they’re not a white nationalist so how about we take a deep breath and not start riots on ETS?


    Meanwhile...

    Jesus this is fucking disturbing:

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    I know that, but relative to their OTHER posts it appears they’re not a white nationalist so how about we take a deep breath and not start riots on ETS?
    I was very careful NOT to call anyone a racist and made a point, twice, to give the benefit of the doubt. So if anyone here needs a deep breath...

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdm View Post
    I was very careful NOT to call anyone a racist and made a point, twice, to give the benefit of the doubt. So if anyone here needs a deep breath...
    You: I'm not sure what you mean by 'these people' but I'll just say it doesn't read very well.

    Me: I think they mean “protesters.” (Considering their other posts.)

    You: "these / those people" can either be poor choice of words or it can be dogwhistle. Which is why I said I was uncertain of the intention.

    How are you giving them the benefit of the doubt, here? This sounds like you have them on the witness stand. Come on, man, things are tense, you say you are giving the benefit of the doubt but that tone in your post didn’t sound like it. Here is a prior post of theirs in this thread: https://www.echoingthesound.org/comm...222#post496222
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    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    ...but that tone in your post didn’t sound like it.
    Holy shit. Have a good night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdm View Post
    Holy shit. Have a good night.
    Thanks, you too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    You: I'm not sure what you mean by 'these people' but I'll just say it doesn't read very well.

    Me: I think they mean “protesters.” (Considering their other posts.)

    You: "these / those people" can either be poor choice of words or it can be dogwhistle. Which is why I said I was uncertain of the intention.

    How are you giving them the benefit of the doubt, here? This sounds like you have them on the witness stand. Come on, man, things are tense, you say you are giving the benefit of the doubt but that tone in your post didn’t sound like it. Here is a prior post of theirs in this thread: https://www.echoingthesound.org/comm...222#post496222
    I don't keep running tabs on people's viewpoints on here, especially these days. All I meant was it looked like a poor choice of words. There was no tone. There was no accusation. You're reading into something that isn't fucking there.

    This type of shit is why I became more scarce around here and maybe I'll just go back to lurking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdm View Post
    I don't keep running tabs on people's viewpoints on here, especially these days. All I meant was it looked like a poor choice of words. There was no tone. There was no accusation. You're reading into something that isn't fucking there.

    This type of shit is why I became more scarce around here and maybe I'll just go back to lurking.
    Man I don’t want you to go back to lurking! You contribute intelligent stuff to the conversation!

    Sometimes words are just words.

    Anyway, really, it’s all good, we’re all on the same team. I truly hope you don’t decide to lurk and you continue to post.
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    Jesus Christ ...


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    Quote Originally Posted by cdm View Post
    This broke me.
    It seems refusal to cooperate is part of a collective action and is the official stance of the Union. Fuck yeah.



    Love to see it.


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    waking up and flipping on the local atlanta news. they’re showing video close ups of broken glass so it seems everybody survived the night.

    killer mike was at the mayor’s press conference crying for atlanta. his speech was impassioned but it was happening at the same time as the protest so i’m not sure the people he was speaking to heard it. hopefully they see it today.

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