posted on Aug, 18 2014 @ 04:00 AM
originally posted by: loam
I posted the following in another thread, but I guess this is the first one that will likely remain open...
If LA is a reasonable comparison, I think the end of the rioting is now near.
Larger daytime, but peaceful, protests will likely be organized by 'out of towners'.
We can also expect a jump in the number of arrests over the next few weeks, as civilian law enforcement returns their focus from crowd control to
apprehension of criminal wrong-doers.
But the media circus and national debate about race relations (yes, once again) is only just getting started. Hold onto your seats.
I also expect *crickets* on any of the constitutional issues raised by the events of the last few nights. No one apparently really cares.
I pray that peace can be restored and the guilty in this mess be brought to justice.
I think you will find the crickets on the constitutional issues because once the State of Emergency was declared, those rights were suspended until
order can be restored. The only constitutional issue I could see would be to sue the governor for the declaration....but that's a stretch....
Don't get me wrong, it distresses me no end to see the press herded into pens and told to wait for further announcements. I was more shocked by
seeing a cop point a gun at a person he knew to be media. That is truly frightening. While there are bad guys out there looting and pillaging, this
cop is frightening the media into compliance.....somehow that makes no sense to me.
I have a great deal of admiration for those young folks out there letting us see what is actually happening. They are kicking MSM butt!
I've been in a few protests but have never been in one that was threatened by anything but a fire hose. And that was a gross over-reaction on the
local PD's part. I simply can't imagine how I would feel if I saw that army rolling down the street at me.
It will be interesting to see if those arrested for looting have similar arrests in their history. I'm sure some sharp researcher can sniff those
tidbits out. Along with a few more details about the people who were shot and the shooters as well. Were the individuals fighting over looted merch?
More details on what sparked such a remarkable display would help me understand. If they have seen a pattern of organized vandalism, they must have
specific targets in mind. If they use their extraordinary powers to seek out those who are instigating the mayhem, then peace will return I believe.
Sorry to ramble, just post-adrenalin musings, I suppose.