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11-06-10, 07:18 PM #1
Simply a reason to rob and destroy....
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Police made more than 150 arrests as a crowd broke windows and knocked down fences, protesting a Los Angeles court decision to sentence a white former transit officer to the minimum term for fatally shooting an unarmed black man.
Friday night’s unrest was the latest in the case against defendant Johannes Mehserle, which has provoked periodic racial strife in Oakland since he shot and killed Oscar Grant while trying to arrest him on an Oakland train platform nearly two years ago.
The protests erupted hours after Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Robert Perry sentenced Mehserle to a two-year prison sentence, provoking immediate anger from the victim’s family and friends who demanded a much harsher punishment.
I fail to understand the wisdom of destroying your own neighborhood as a matter of protest. Regardless of your opinion as to the guilt of the officer and the sentence he received, what good does it do to "protest" in such a manner? Is it me, or does it seem that the "reasons" behind such protests are simply an excuse to rob and destroy?For the morning will come. Brightly will it shine on the brave and true, kindly upon all who suffer for the cause, glorious upon the tombs of heroes. Thus will shine the dawn.
11-06-10, 10:25 PM #2
Maybe we should just back off and let them destroy their own neighborhoods.'Political Correctness is a doctrine fostered by a
delusional, illogical liberal minority, and rabidly
promoted by an unscrupulous mainstream media, which
holds forth the proposition that it is entirely
possible to pick up a turd by the clean end!'
“A fear of weapons is a sign of retarded sexual and emotional maturity.” Sigmund Freud
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