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originally posted by: openminded2011
a reply to: intrptr
As opposed to hood sanctioned oppression and murder. Personally, I feel pretty oppressed when I go out at night to certain areas and use an ATM and have to worry about getting my head blown off. Or you see a group of thugs in a mall walking and have to worry whether you and your family are going to be in the wrong place when a gunfight breaks out. Just happened in North Carolina, so its not my imagination. Yes, they may feel police oppression but anyone who lives around areas with high crime feels oppressed, and that includes law abiding black people
Uh Oh, the cops in white middle class neighborhoods don't stop and harass people.
Cops in 'the hood' profile, search and interrogate for 'driving while black', 'walking while black'.
Fear of getting hurt (by police) causes people to run or fight that results in injury, shootings or arrests for "resisting".
Generalizing by referring to people as "thugs" shows the conditioning . We think they are all criminals in the hood, because we been taught to think that way. Police treat different demographics differently and that's the problem BLM is trying to bring out.
originally posted by: introvert
Like I said, this is going to boil down to bigotry and the color of people's skin. That's what this is all about. Don't know why people are using this as an example to project their bigotry on to black people. I'd have more respect if people would just say that they are racist, instead of beating around the bush like a bunch of pansies afraid to say what they really think.
Acts of violence committed by groups that view themselves as victimized by some notable historical wrong. Although these groups have no formal connection with governments, they usually have the financial and moral backing of sympathetic governments. Typically, they stage unexpected attacks on civilian targets, including embassies and airliners, with the aim of sowing fear and confusion. Israel has been a frequent target of terrorism, but the United States has increasingly become its main target. ( See also September 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden, Hezbollah, and Basque region.)
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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The calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological. See also antiterrorism; combating terrorism; counterterrorism; force protection condition; terrorist; terrorist groups.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
…the MINUTE you walk into a white neighborhood the police stop harassing you. (do you really believe this?)
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: openminded2011
What you call the hood is what used to be called the ghetto. Lack of education, health care, broken families, drugs, alcohol, gangs, you expect people to just rise above all that? Maybe they aren't that strong.
You think the people protesting in BLM have no issue, tell them that.
And yet Indians and Koreans go into these neighborhoods, work hard and flourish. Its all in the mindset.
originally posted by: dragonridr
originally posted by: JohnnyElohim
You should probably supply context and sourcing for those photographs. One is of rioters in Baltimore in the wake of the Freddie Gray incident. The other is of FSA fighters in Syria. What is your point in comparing the two with no context or explanation?
Think they are trying to point out vandalism is another form if terrorism. It can be but not always depends on if it is intentional. For exmple trying to shut down an airport intentionally that is terrorism. But if a random riot broke out closing the airport the intent wasn't there. It was just a consequence of the riot. In the case of BLM they are intentionally trying to disrupt society in order to change policy. That is the very definition of a terrorist.