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1000's of BLM Protestors in Minneapolis Over Jamar Clark Shooting

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posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 05:50 PM
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After hearing that the two officers that shot Jamar Clark have not had charges filed against them, I decided to look on the BLM Minneapolis Facebook page to see what others were saying. What I found is that they are planning a protest starting now(6:00 CST). They have nearly 1000 people on their events page saying they will attend along with another 1200 that might attend - that is just those on Facebook. I have a feeling this is going to be a good sized protest with a lot of anger.

It also doesn't help when the NAACP insinuates that there will be violence.



Once Freeman revealed his decision at the news conference, Raeisha Williams, communications director for the Minneapolis chapter of the NAACP and a City Council candidate, said, “If the city burns, it’s on your hands.” Miski Noor, a Black Lives Matter organizer, downplayed Williams’ comment, saying, “I don’t think Raeisha is advocating [violence]. … I think her point is people are frustrated and are upset because yet again the justice system does not value black life.”
Star Tribune


Below is a video of the shooting. It isn't very clear as most of the action happens out of the cameras sight. BLM have been saying that Jamar was handcuffed when he was shot, but in the video it is clear his hands are in front of him.


Apparently one of the cops was also involved in a traffic stop (seatbelt violation) where he helped beat a man.



For those online who would like to follow the protests:

Minneapolis Police Scanner

LiveStream


Ghostrager




posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 05:59 PM
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Well I guess they'll be leaving Trump rallies alone for a while.

Sucks to be Minneapolis though.



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 06:00 PM
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a reply to: ghostrager

Whether the shooting was justified or not doesn't matter to these people. It's sad, if they knew how to accept personal responsibility and not protest every single shooting, they might get more respect and more supporters.

BLM is nothing but a group of thugs looking for an excuse to loot.



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 06:08 PM
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a reply to: Vector99

The thing about it is that no one, no one disputes that Clark was involved in this in the first place because he beat up his girlfriend so badly that paramedics had to be called to take care of her, and he wouldn't let them do their jobs. That's why the cops were there at all.

It's not like he was pulled over for driving while black or something.



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 06:09 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

Don't count on it.

Minneapolis is very close to the Wisconsin border and there is a crucial primary there next tuesday. I am sure Soros funded BLM, FTP, Occupy and moveon.org already have their anti-trump agitators in position in Wisconsin and these action could easily merge.
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posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 06:11 PM
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BLM is a racist organization. All lives matter... DUH!
edit on 30-3-2016 by HUMBLEONE because: DUH!



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 06:15 PM
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a reply to: ghostrager

I don't know, but it seems to me that the whole BLM movement has kind of lost its way. I thought it was about protesting the abhorrent killings that have taken place, and the MSM and government's lack of coverage of the issues.

Now they seem to want to create havoc and feel as if they are a mighty force. This is a shame, because they will lose any public support they have, and then the state can simply crush them.

Where are the old political leaders? Those ones who actually explained to people WHY something was wrong and HOW they should go about protesting it?

These people just seem to be playing into their enemies hands. As if they were being manipulated. Some intelligence, right?



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 06:15 PM
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Cops shoot people all the time. Why put yourself in a position to invite an interaction with the Cops? Do you go looking for sharks to swim with in the ocean?



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 06:17 PM
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a reply to: Jonjonj

There are racists throughout all society in every society it's a human phenomenon yanks do not have sole ownership, but their premise flawed.

Abuse of power is not racially motivated

All lives matter stop the divisiveness...
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posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 06:18 PM
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As many posts as I see condemning police for bad actions on this site it seems a little hypocritical the way some people respond. A post to condemn but that's as far as it's taken. These people are actually out trying to make a change. Granted they need better organization, a clearer message and perhaps better discrimination on the incidents they protest. I think if they would have better leadership they could make a difference.



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 06:18 PM
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originally posted by: HUMBLEONE
Cops shoot people all the time. Why put yourself in a position to invite an interaction with the Cops? Do you go looking for sharks to swim with in the ocean?


That is SO Putin, so right on one level and SO very wrong on another.

Dichotomies lol.




posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 06:20 PM
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a reply to: TechniXcality

I was simply saying that I believe these people (who I also believe have a real grievance) are going about it in completely the wrong way.




posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 06:20 PM
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a reply to: ketsuko

A well deserved Darwin award this case seems to be.



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 06:23 PM
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originally posted by: In4ormant
As many posts as I see condemning police for bad actions on this site it seems a little hypocritical the way some people respond. A post to condemn but that's as far as it's taken. These people are actually out trying to make a change. Granted they need better organization, a clearer message and perhaps better discrimination on the incidents they protest. I think if they would have better leadership they could make a difference.

I personally think the BLM movement is a slap in the face to the elderly blacks that lived through and experienced ACTUAL systematic racism and segregation.

Last I checked there weren't anymore colored drinking fountains or bathrooms, and blacks can sit anywhere on the bus...



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 06:24 PM
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a reply to: Jonjonj

Well the movement has gone that direction because the premise is flawed, abuse of power is something all Americans are suffering. Their grievance is a 1960s style social greviance that no longer is a reality for the majority, it's just like beance' getting up there and paying homage to the black panthers in front of millions of people getting payed bukos money talking about the struggle. There was and is a struggle it's just that the racially motivated struggle is contrived one at this point with an agenda. So if your premise begins flawed your logical conclusion will also be flawed, you are describing a symptom but not the root cause. Having said all that I am not fervently disagreeing with you just adding nuance.



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 06:33 PM
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a reply to: TechniXcality

I understand your point. My question though is that, if you are basically saying that the movement in itself has no raison d'etre, no reason to exist, how can you explain what has been a massive movement regarding abuse of non whites at the hands of the police?

I am being honest, I am not using stats here, I am going on the reporting I see here on ATS and other sources, with no particular political leaning I might add.




posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 06:42 PM
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a reply to: Jonjonj

I believe that, liberal ideology has blame. I also think social economic disparity is a cause as well, in economically challenge areas there will be more economic crimes therefor a higher police presence and a "profiling"- more encounters with a (at times) rouge police force will guarantee incident. Also class warefare is used as a rallying cry by the American left, so there's a lot that goes into this, but it is not as simple as," Murcia' hates black people" it's more like," Murcia has elements that allow abuse of power, which results in the wanton deaths of all races".. If we could unite at that point you know, the point where a white mothers son was killed unjustly, or a black mothers son, than we could start making real progress on the root causes.
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posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 06:52 PM
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a reply to: Vector99

I think it doesn't have to be but they are so disorganized and emotionally blinded that they squander the opportunity to really impact anything.



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 07:16 PM
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originally posted by: In4ormant
a reply to: Vector99

emotionally blinded

Until that changes they simply cannot be taken seriously, at all. Remember, the poster boy for BLM is this guy



posted on Mar, 30 2016 @ 07:18 PM
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originally posted by: TechniXcality
a reply to: Jonjonj

I believe that, liberal ideology has blame. I also think social economic disparity is a cause as well, in economically challenge areas there will be more economic crimes therefor a higher police presence and a "profiling"- more encounters with a (at times) rouge police force will guarantee incident. Also class warefare is used as a rallying cry by the American left, so there's a lot that goes into this, but it is not as simple as," Murcia' hates black people" it's more like," Murcia has elements that allow abuse of power, which results in the wanton deaths of all races".. If we could unite at that point you know, the point where a white mothers son was killed unjustly, or a black mothers son, than we could start making real progress on the root causes.



These are all causes for the crimes, not the protest man, do you see what I am saying? Rather what they are saying?

Anyway, my point, that I rather obviously made badly, was that these people, although they have a real cause in the eyes of many, are choosing the wrong way to go about protesting it.





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