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originally posted by: Kali74
Just a friendly reminder that white people don't riot... for anything worthy anyway.
ETA: Yes, I'm white.
originally posted by: Hoosierdaddy71
They are going to riot no matter what the verdict ends up being.
Will it be a protest riot with looting of liquer and hair extensions?
Or will it be a celebration riot with said looting?
originally posted by: Witness2008
a reply to: tavi45
Being a lifetime resident, but for a few years in the area, I can say that the media, and the response of authorities is orchestrated toward forcing more authority down our throats. The general make of of residents, the vast majority anyway, is calm and rational considering the violence that they have endured after the shooting and the many decades of police abuse before that.
If one were to look at the whole picture and consider all that has contributed to the anger, one may be struck with the thought or feeling that the behavior of the protesters and the very few rioters was tame in comparison.
I rarely involve myself any more in these threads as the sentiment of members is not derived from knowledge or understanding, but of ignorance. Most are painting a picture of this area that is not even close to how it really is.
Not one authority figure, from the mayors to the Justice department has thought about the long term well being of our communities, their only interest is covering the butts of an out of control, biased, racist and redneck police department.