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originally posted by: kruphix
a reply to: GenerationGap
How can anyone, on any side of the political spectrum or world, still believe in disarming American citizens when America has tanks rolling in her streets?
Think about that. Think about the "coincidence" that exists. The government is rolling tanks out onto city streets while at the same time trying to convince that same America to disarm. Anyone who think the timing of things is simply incidental, think again.
Or could it possible be that the police are forced to be this heavily armed due to the fact that the populace is heavily armed as well?
The American public is never going to be better armed than the police or the military...it is just a pipe dream of 2nd amendment supporters.
It's like a security blanket for them...they tell themselves that their guns are going to protect them from the big bad government...but if it came down to it...their guns will do absolutely nothing to protect them.
Ferguson Police Department's Race Relations in Spotlight
The Ferguson Police Department in Missouri has found itself in the national spotlight this week after one of its officers shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in broad daylight Saturday.
Images of the police clashing with protesters have highlighted the racial tensions in the town. Many of the protesters are black, while the police force is nearly entirely white.
The police department has three black officers and 47 white officers, or about 6 percent black officers, according to the Ferguson police chief. The city of Ferguson, meanwhile, is about 68 percent African American, according to U.S. Census data.
originally posted by: shrevegal
a reply to: EyesOpenMouthShutOh wow, just what we all would need, a military presence there to keep the demonstrators in check and the National Guard to protect the protesters...What a recipe for disaster or WW3 on our own shores. One twitchy trigger finger and it's all over. What are they all on relevant to coming up with such ideas? Crazy or what. What a bassackwards world anymore. In a world gone mad....well, "just beam me up Scotty", I'm ready to go.
originally posted by: EyesOpenMouthShut
a reply to: kruphix
I said "with the exception of rubber bullets" no, those sting but they aren't that bad.
those other less lethal rounds will maim you.
yes, i would rather be shot by an actual bullet than by, lets say, a wooden plug or a super sock.
Yes, we will be out armed. But this is our land. We know this land better and we will use this land better. We also out number our transgressor of rights many fold. With will we will prevail, there is no other potential outcome.
originally posted by: ikonoklast
There have been accusations of molotov cocktails last night and at least one photo of people allegedly trying to light one. These articles and the photos and videos in them give some interesting back story about that.
Gateway Pundit: Chicago Communists, New Black Panthers Infiltrate #Ferguson Riots (Photos-Video)
The News Commentator: TNC Exclusive: Communist Group From Chicago Bussing Members into St. Louis to Hijack The #Ferguson Protests and Start a Revolution
Essentially, the articles contend that the people who allegedly threw molotov cocktails were part of a communist group from Chicago that came in to instigate violence during a peaceful protest to try to spark revolution. Some of the photos show people holding banners with the name of one such group and saying they are from Chicago.