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Rioting, looting reported in Ferguson (Missouri)

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posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 11:00 AM
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a reply to: LDragonFire
Black people have had independence for a loooong time. Many fought and died for it. What injustice are you talking about?



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posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 11:01 AM
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originally posted by: LDragonFire
a reply to: NavyDoc

The same way looting the ships filled with tea.


LOL. Dumping your own tea in protest =/= robbing your neighbor and burning his house down. If one condones criminal activity, then his calls for "social justice" can't be taken seriously and really seem just a defense of criminality. Those stores that were looted and destroyed were owned by African Americans--the very people you say have been persecuted all their lives. However, we see their lives destroyed not by the evil white man, but by the same people you claim are victims and you give excuses for and can't even see due to the cognitive dissonance that a racist sees when he sees members of his protected race turn on other members of the same race. This isn't about race--this is about criminals taking advantage to harm good people. You defend the criminals, I support the good people who owned those shops and applaud those who defended their livelihoods.


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posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 11:01 AM
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originally posted by: LDragonFire
Rioting paved the way for your Independence did it not? The first act of rebellion was rioting and looting


Did Samuel Adams burn John Hancock's house down or loot Patrick Henry's business?



posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 11:03 AM
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originally posted by: LDragonFire
a reply to: beezzer

I justify fighting back against injustice, don't you?


Absolutely.

But the corner store didn't shoot the kid.



posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 11:04 AM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

Did they destroy the city of Yorktown when Cornwallis surrendered?



posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 11:04 AM
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Well soon there won't be any stores left in the world to smash and loot, you will go online and order it all from Amazon. Suppose there will still be seven elevens to rob slurpies from.



posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 11:05 AM
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a reply to: Fylgje

50 years is a long time? 50 years ago they didn't have the right to vote, to interracial marriage, to use the same bathroom, store, or restaurant, school, college.

They are apparently still fighting for there rights.
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posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 11:07 AM
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To compare opportunistic thugs to anyone who actually marched for freedom insults everyone who ever marched for freedom.



posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 11:07 AM
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originally posted by: LDragonFire
a reply to: NavyDoc

The same way looting the ships filled with tea.


You do know it is 2014 right?



posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 11:09 AM
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originally posted by: LDragonFire
a reply to: Fylgje

50 years is a long time? 50 years ago they didn't have the right to vote, to interracial marriage, to use the same bathroom, store, or restaurant, school, college.

They are apparently still fighting for there rights.


QWhere? They can go to college for free. They have more opportunities than I or my kids do. What are you talking about??? How are they "still fighting for their rights"???? What rights??? They are Americans and they are free.
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posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 11:10 AM
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originally posted by: yuppa

WHO WANT US ALL TO KEEP THINKING LIKE WE ARE ALL SEPERATE RACES WHEN ITS NOT SCIENTIFICALLY TRUE.There is ONE RACE and thats HOMO SAPIENS.


You can keep thinking that, but the race that live near me work and pay taxes.
The race that are under constant police watch (because of their great contributions to society) will make you want to sell your house (if you own one) if they started moving in.
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posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 11:12 AM
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You support the colonists looting and rioting British merchant ships, Red Coat munitions and supply's. Look up the New York massacre when British troops opened fire on rioting colonists.

What is the difference? One was fighting against injustice, and the other group was also fighting against injustice the only difference is the color of there skin.

Wanna go back to the fall of the Roman Empire for examples of rioting?

Edit to add I meant Boston massacre.
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posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 11:13 AM
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originally posted by: BLACKOWT
a reply to: SubTruth

Sorry to break it to you...but this kind of thinking and acting is actually the minority in African American culture....It just so happens that this is what is mostly publicized.....usually to keep closed minded thinking individuals like yourself well......closeminded.


They also publicized that the majority of white people are racist and anytime a white person makes any accusation against an African American it must be due to racism.



posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 11:13 AM
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posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 11:13 AM
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originally posted by: LDragonFire
You support the colonists looting and rioting British merchant ships, Red Coat munitions and supply's. Look up the New York massacre when British troops opened fire on rioting colonists.

What is the difference? One was fighting against injustice, and the other group was also fighting against injustice the only difference is the color of there skin.

Wanna go back to the fall of the Roman Empire for examples of rioting?



And how does destroying your own hood right the wrongs of the police?



posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 11:18 AM
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posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 11:18 AM
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originally posted by: LDragonFire
Did they destroy the city of Yorktown when Cornwallis surrendered?


No they did not as many civilians were on hand to watch the surrender.



posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 11:21 AM
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posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 11:26 AM
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originally posted by: LDragonFire
a reply to: thesaneone

List of American Revolutionary War Battles


What does the revolutionary war have to do with thugs destroying their own hood?
Seems a bit off topic don't ya think?



posted on Aug, 11 2014 @ 11:28 AM
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originally posted by: AugustusMasonicus

originally posted by: Thefarmer
Yes but that was decades ago and I applaud it but times change and so have the police and government so people have to change with them.


And? Peaceable protests take place regularly. Looting and committing arson do not affect change in a positive way. What part of this do you not get?


What part do you not get no matter how we protest peaceful or by rioting there is no imidiate change like with civil rights that took years



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