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the shut down of the Magnificent Mile

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posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 02:10 PM

originally posted by: dogstar23
a reply to: ChesterJohn

It's highly unlikely being closed for a couple of hours on black Friday is going to make enough of a difference in whether they make it in the black by the end of the year. If it does, then they were barely going to make any profit anyhow. You don't go to the expense of running a Mag Mile retail shop for less than 0.1% return on your investment.

Thats not the point! If BLM peeps are pissed then hold they should hold their protest but to shut down businesses that have nothing to do with the BLM cause is wrong.

It's just like the BLM college kids that need their "safe space" to heal yet they have no problem invading others safe space to push their agenda! Keep in mind these BLM are in freaking college where they are supposed to be getting an education, instead they whine about their rights being trampled on. News flash idiots we have a black president, a black head of DHS, and plenty of black officials all across the country.

Yet these BLM folks have nothing to say about the real problem affecting blacks. There own kind!

posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 02:12 PM

originally posted by: Deny Arrogance

originally posted by: acackohfcc
Cops shot an unarmed black man.
to protest they shut down a shopping center.

I'm sure the mayor and police chief are relieved BLMers are not on their doorstep yelling for justice

McDonald was armed with a knife, whacked out on pcp, had already slashed at officer's windshields and tires whenthey tried to block his path with thier car and he ignored countless pleas to drop the knife.

And the officer was still overcharged with premeditated first degree murder, the most seriois charge there is.

What more do protesters want? A lynching on the spot? Somehow I don't think even that would satisfy them.

Apparently it is the new norm where criminals are looked at and portrayed as victims! "fundamental change" is hat America voted for and boy are we getting what was promised.

posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 02:44 PM
a reply to: Swills
You need to look at the definition of terrorist and you will see bottom line intimidation via any threat to get ones way is terrorism.

posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 02:51 PM
a reply to: ChesterJohn

No, you can't cherry pick part of the definition to use against these protesters.

Clearly you are wrong, and so is everyone else trying to paint these black protesters as domestic terrorists. It's actually kinda of amazing how ignorant this all is. Deny ignorance, no?

posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 03:45 PM
Get real. It is NOT "domestic terrorism" when a bunch of rich folks cannot go shopping.

Honest to God, the use of this term is a growing trend, and not in a good way.

posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 04:11 PM
a reply to: lovebeck

UM the shopping area only for the rich Oh NO! NOT!

a majority that go there are middle class like myself. Hard working middle class is what runs these businesses not the rich.

It is a form of terrorism. Those businesses shut down because they feared for the life of their customers and for their property.

edit on 28-11-2015 by ChesterJohn because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 04:21 PM
a reply to: ChesterJohn

Middle class? Where?

posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 04:32 PM
a reply to: BrokedownChevy
Well what's left of us.

posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 05:21 PM
a reply to: Deny Arrogance

He shot the man 16 times, most while on the ground more than likely already dead. He emptied a clip and was 2 away from loading a third clip but his partner stepped in and stopped him. Oh, did I mention that he completed this task 30 seconds after arrival on the scene ? Clearly he overstepped the bounds of common sense and took it upon himself to become Judge Jury and Executioner.

PCP is a dangerous substance but this man while certainly a danger to himself, at the time of this shooting he was not a danger to the police officers, he had a 3 inch knife, they had at least 16 bullets. The murder charge will most likely not stick and they know that, It will be billed to something less but you can bet he will face federal charges if the state fails to get him.
edit on 11/28/2015 by DJMSN because: correction

posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 05:28 PM
a reply to: boorabbit

To hell with the citizens and what they are put through. LET THE CORPERATIONS MAKE THEIR MONEY!!

What you fail to grasp is a lot of those business are run by people like you and me. So you condone looting and destruction of another mans hard earned business. Would it not make more sense to protest against Governments or departments that were involved in the actions that led to injury of the victims of BLM?

But then again i don't suppose any of your money is on the line!

posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 05:36 PM
a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight
We all know they went down there to loot.

but the merchants beat them by closing their doors so they couldn't. the sad thing is people were sent home most of them seasonal part timers and others couldn't get in on the deals that were available to them on these days from those merchants.

Many of those protesting don't care about the cop being jailed and tried, they care only that they can wield their collective power of intimidation over the whole city and in the hopes of a good lootin'.

posted on Nov, 28 2015 @ 07:43 PM
terrorism is not limited to IS or the IRA or Al Qaida, or a letter bomber.

Any coercion via intimidation whether by direct violence of the appearance of it is in fact terrorism. Even bullying is a form of terrorism. Most bullies terrorize their victims by intimidation and threat.

The bully mob protest was a threat and the owners of those stores new it so being terrorized they shut their doors.

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