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Sun Dec 7, 2014, 09:56 PM

Dec. 7- Nationwide Protests Condemning Police Brutality Continue With No End In Sight


OPINION-
These protest have now gone nationwide, have gone viral, there are protests in countless states. Eric Garner, Akai Gurley, Tamir Rice the latest that cannot just be explained away like countless before them who were killed.
And the protesters are diverse. Everyone, young, old, black, white, male, female coming together in unity, peace and love to stop the senseless killing...

------------------------------4 paragraphs from a long with details from many different states, article-
Nationwide Protests Condemning Police Brutality Continue With No End In Sight
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/12/06/protests-police-brutality_n_6281624.html


Picketers swarmed New York City's Grand Central Terminal and Times Square, four nights after a Staten Island grand jury decided not to indict white police officer Daniel Pantaleo for the chokehold death of Eric Garner, and not quite two weeks after a Missouri grand jury refused to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson for the shooting death of Michael Brown.

The protesters were also out honoring 28-year-old Brooklyn dad Akai Gurley, whose somber funeral was held Saturday, after he was shot dead by a NYPD officer on Nov. 20 in a Brooklyn public housing project stairwell.
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demonstrators flocked into the aisles of the Times Square Toys "R" Us, picking up plastic guns from the shelves in a nod to the toy pellet gun that 12-year-old Tamir Rice was holding when a rookie officer fatally shot him in Cleveland on Nov. 22.
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Passionate protests also played out across the U.S.: In Davidson, N.C., more than 200 people interrupted a Christmas event by sprawling out on the ground in a street, an increasingly-common protest tactic known as a "die in." A similar demonstration was held in Tampa.

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much, much more at link on protests in many other states

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Reply Dec. 7- Nationwide Protests Condemning Police Brutality Continue With No End In Sight (Original post)
graham4anything4HC45 Dec 2014 OP
Maine Dec 2014 #1
foia Dec 2014 #2
Maine Dec 2014 #3
Outer_Limits Dec 2014 #7
waltervink Dec 2014 #4
Dyfar Dec 2014 #5
waltervink Dec 2014 #6
oldenuff35 Dec 2014 #8
graham4anything4HC45 Dec 2014 #9
MoreCowbell Dec 2014 #10
Da Mannn Dec 2014 #11
graham4anything4HC45 Dec 2014 #12
Da Mannn Dec 2014 #15
graham4anything4HC45 Dec 2014 #13
reggie dog Dec 2014 #14
Letmypeoplevote Dec 2014 #16
Banshee 3 Actual Dec 2014 #17

Response to graham4anything4HC45 (Original post)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 09:59 PM

1. What are the goals of the protesters?

To bring attention to the recent issues or for change? If change, what specifically?

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Response to Maine (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 10:12 PM

2. What are the goals of the protestors?

1) Presumption of guilt, but only for police officers.

2) Trial by Facebook and Twitter. Or how about using online petitions to determine guilt or innocence?

3) Calling the Whambulance. Blocking traffic and infringing upon the rights of others to travel freely and go about their business makes the protests look more like pout-fests than protests. I support EVERYONE's 1st Amendment rights but not when it infringes upon others' rights.

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Response to foia (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 10:19 PM

3. I know this is serious, but I LOL'd at #2

My twitter and facebook feeds have been floo ded with posts about this topic for a week. i have some real interesting friends on boths sides and it's some crazy reads of late.

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Response to foia (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 10:41 PM

7. They should be held accountable by the SAME law as all of the rest of us. I'm not

picketing but I'm glad to see Americans finally came together regarding police brutality. The police should be held to the same standards as anyone else. Meaning they can't murder someone without consequence because they though a pack of gum might have been a gun, or because someone didn't follow their orders fast enough.

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Response to Maine (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 10:31 PM

4. I think both.

 

They are looking for assurance that racial prejudice in the law enforcement system is going to start to be taken seriously and be eradicated.

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Response to waltervink (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 10:37 PM

5. Thats gonna be hard with so many people crying wolf

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Response to Dyfar (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 7, 2014, 10:39 PM

6. Erm, dead people can't cry wolf?

 

Because they're dead.

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Response to graham4anything4HC45 (Original post)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 05:54 AM

8. Like the occupy idiots,

Mother nature will put them in their place soon......

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Response to oldenuff35 (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 06:19 AM

9. I just re-read a book from my favorite author- John Steinbeck "The Winter of our Discontent"

It was an odd thing about this book- when it came out no one got the meaning.
After the mid-70s, it became a classic just like Grapes of Wrath and Of Mice and Men.

two quotes come to mind-
“A man who tells secrets or stories must think of who is hearing or reading, for a story has as many versions as it has readers. Everyone takes what he wants or can from it and thus changes it to his measure. Some pick out parts and reject the rest, some strain the story through their mesh of prejudice, some paint it with their own delight. A story must have some points of contact with the reader to make him feel at home in it. Only then can he accept wonders.”
― John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent

“Men don't get knocked out, or I mean they can fight back against big things. What kills them is erosion; they get nudged into failure. They get slowly scared.It's slow. It rots out your guts.”
― John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent


The interesting thing about the weather-
Half of America has pretty weather in the winter, which is why with such cheap gas and all,
people from snow and sleet and bitter cold areas, drive or take the bus or the train or a plane
down to Florida, or out west to Sunny California, or Arizon, or Georgia or Alabama or Mississippi or Texas or New Mexico or Georgia or North Carolina and South Carolina.

And in NYC, winter weather never impedes anyone.

But the protests have gone viral

Maybe Ben Franklin was talking about the protesters of today, when he said
"It's ours, if we can keep it"

After all, Old Ben was America's original protester wasn't he? And today he is remembered as the greatest of all the great Founding Fathers (and some of the FF's were not so great at all in retrospect).

I don't recall Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. the singular greatest American ever, stopping what he was doing because of the weather.

Took a long winter of 1963, until the Glorious Summer of 1964, when because of Dr. King and in tandem with my beloved President Johnson, the Civil Rights Acts were signed on Independence Day week July 2, 1964.
The two of them DID, what everyone had told them they couldn't and what no one else before them ever did.

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Response to graham4anything4HC45 (Reply #9)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 07:27 AM

10. from my favorite author- John Steinbeck

Now, where did I put my shocked face?

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Response to graham4anything4HC45 (Original post)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 07:33 AM

11. When did protests in Berkley and NYC equal "Nationwide?"

There were only protests in a few cities, hardly a nationwide movement.

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Response to Da Mannn (Reply #11)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 08:12 AM

12. As the OP clearly states- protests were in dozens of states, including North Carolina

and it is growing nationwide. As it clearly states in the OP, including the paragraph on North Carolina

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Response to graham4anything4HC45 (Reply #12)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 08:49 PM

15. Nah. Thats just the same states the Occupiers were at

Apart from the Occupy crowd no one else will join in.

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Response to graham4anything4HC45 (Original post)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 08:16 AM

13. Davidson students protest police shootings; disrupt holiday festival

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/12/06/5367077/davidson-students-protest-police.html

DAVIDSON -- About 250 demonstrators, mostly Davidson College students, held a demonstration condemning police brutality Saturday night in the midst of the town's annual Christmas festival.

Protesters, wearing white shirts with the names of people killed in encounters with police and carrying homemade signs saying "Black Lives Matter," laid down silently in Main Street as the names of those killed were read over a loudspeaker.

The well-organized demonstration, which attracted racially and culturally diverse participants, caused organizers of Christmas In Davidson to suspend horse-drawn carriage rides for an hour while the protesters occupied the street. Afterward, the group marched up Main Street, sang some Christmas spirituals and dispersed on campus.

The protest was peaceful and in league with other demonstrations held across the nation in the wake of the Michael Brown case in Ferguson, Mo., and a similar case in New York.

Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2014/12/06/5367077/davidson-students-protest-police.html#storylink=cpy

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Response to graham4anything4HC45 (Original post)

Mon Dec 8, 2014, 09:50 AM

14. finally

finally, i really think average people are sick of being mistreated when they are not doing anything unconstitutional....people are sick and tired of profiling, be it anti hippie, anti black, anti punk, anti whatever...

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Response to graham4anything4HC45 (Original post)

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 08:16 PM

16. Here is some video of the NYC march

These protests are not going to go away

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Response to graham4anything4HC45 (Original post)

Tue Dec 16, 2014, 08:26 PM

17. Cold snap will take care of it Looters dont like to be out in below freezing weather

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