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Old 27th January 2021, 08:33 PM   #2441
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Originally Posted by johnny karate View Post
And what about
says the person accusing me of whataboutism because I'm critical of Portland riots when there are worse riots in Washington D.C.
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Old 27th January 2021, 09:07 PM   #2442
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Full statement from the douche bag that bullied Ted Wheeler (of which, I am no fan)
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“I am remorseful for my decision to confront Mayor Wheeler on Sunday, Jan. 24, and I am sorry that he felt the need to use pepper spray.

“I cherish Portland and our local community and recognize that Mayor Wheeler has a very difficult job.

“I have contacted Mayor Wheeler’s office to request an opportunity to amicably resolve this matter.

“I would also like to apologize to my law partners for my conduct.”
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Old 28th January 2021, 05:02 AM   #2443
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Originally Posted by portlandatheist View Post
Cary Cadonau, the person bullying Ted Wheeler has apologized for his actions saying "I am remorseful for my decision to confront Mayor Wheeler on Sunday, Jan. 24, and I am sorry he felt the need to use pepper spray"

Cary Cadonau is a bully and douche bag
Tear gas ted pepper spraying another rich guy, you love to see it.

I think this should set the precedent. Street fights between rich heirs should be the norm.
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Old 28th January 2021, 08:00 AM   #2444
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Originally Posted by SuburbanTurkey View Post
Tear gas ted pepper spraying another rich guy, you love to see it.

I think this should set the precedent. Street fights between rich heirs should be the norm.
Perhaps this will serve as a precedent for bringing back dueling. When two rich entitled guys had a dispute they'd go off to a safe location and shoot it out under supervision. No collateral damage.
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Old 30th January 2021, 10:10 AM   #2445
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Originally Posted by portlandatheist View Post
says the person accusing me of whataboutism because I'm critical of Portland riots when there are worse riots in Washington D.C.
What a weird, sad attempt at a gotcha.

Also, it wasn’t a “riot” in D.C. It was a violent insurrection to overthrow the results of an election.

Please at least get that right.

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Old 31st January 2021, 06:03 PM   #2446
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Originally Posted by johnny karate View Post
What a weird, sad attempt at a gotcha.

Also, it wasn’t a “riot” in D.C. It was a violent insurrection to overthrow the results of an election.

Please at least get that right.
It was both a riot and a violent insurrection, they are not mutually exclusive. CNN, MSNBC, etc. consistently refer to the Jan. 6th event as the "capitol riot". FWIW, rationalwiki refers to the event as a riot
https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/2021_U.S._Capitol_riot

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Old 31st January 2021, 07:19 PM   #2447
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Originally Posted by portlandatheist View Post
It was both a riot and a violent insurrection, they are not mutually exclusive. CNN, MSNBC, etc. consistently refer to the Jan. 6th event as the "capitol riot". FWIW, rationalwiki refers to the event as a riot
https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/2021_U.S._Capitol_riot
Do they refer to it as a riot and only a riot when disingenuously comparing it to other riots that didn’t go beyond being a riot?

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Old 17th February 2021, 08:52 AM   #2448
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Multiple layers of fencing & barriers started going up this week around government buildings. City Hall, the Minneapolis Police precincts, Minneapolis Public Service Building, Hennepin County Government Center and the Hennepin Public Safety Building will all get the treatment.
https://twitter.com/daviss/status/1361844371671441413

Jury selection for the case of the police murder of George Floyd starts March 8th.
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Old 17th February 2021, 08:10 PM   #2449
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Originally Posted by SuburbanTurkey View Post
https://twitter.com/daviss/status/1361844371671441413

Jury selection for the case of the police murder of George Floyd starts March 8th.
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Multiple layers of fencing & barriers started going up this week around government buildings. City Hall, the Minneapolis Police precincts, Minneapolis Public Service Building, Hennepin County Government Center and the Hennepin Public Safety Building will all get the treatment.
Three layers of barricades to protect the buildings from potential rioters. You must be absolutely horrified and disgusted that they would resort to the use of fences to protect government buildings and the jurors that are within them. This is like something out of the Mark O. Hatfield US Courthouse playbook
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Old 17th February 2021, 08:19 PM   #2450
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Originally Posted by portlandatheist View Post
Three layers of barricades to protect the buildings from potential rioters. You must be absolutely horrified and disgusted that they would resort to the use of fences to protect government buildings and the jurors that are within them. This is like something out of the Mark O. Hatfield US Courthouse playbook
After how dangerously unhinged and violent right wingers have demonstrated themselves to be, we should probably have barricades around every Capitol building in the country.
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Old 17th February 2021, 08:48 PM   #2451
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Originally Posted by johnny karate View Post
After how dangerously unhinged and violent right wingers have demonstrated themselves to be, we should probably have barricades around every Capitol building in the country.
absolutely any government building at risk from rioters should be protected with barricades and personnel. There was a great deal of butt hurt and gnashing of teeth around here about the use of fences around government buildings in Portland but it actually made some sense, just as it makes sense at our Capitol

ETA: And clearly, they are called for in this case in Minneapolis just as they were in Portland

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Old 17th February 2021, 08:54 PM   #2452
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Originally Posted by portlandatheist View Post
absolutely any government building at risk from rioters should be protected with barricades and personnel. There was a great deal of butt hurt and gnashing of teeth around here about the use of fences around government buildings in Portland but it actually made some sense, just as it makes sense at our Capitol
Well, in fairness, that was before right wing terrorists stormed the U.S. Capitol in a violent insurrection and murdered a cop. Run-of-the-mill rioters seems also quaint by comparison.
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Old 17th February 2021, 09:04 PM   #2453
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Originally Posted by johnny karate View Post
Well, in fairness, that was before right wing terrorists stormed the U.S. Capitol in a violent insurrection and murdered a cop. Run-of-the-mill rioters seems also quaint by comparison.
It's a good reminder that riots are inherently unpredictable and dangerous and they cannot be tolerated or excused.
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Old 18th February 2021, 05:28 AM   #2454
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Originally Posted by portlandatheist View Post
It's a good reminder that riots are inherently unpredictable and dangerous and they cannot be tolerated or excused.
It's a good reminder about who the police deem dangerous and what kinds of political violence they prefer to enable.
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Soo... just to catch up... are the cops the good guys in the Capitol, but the bad guys in Portland?

Are the rioters outlier miscreants unrelated to the protest in Portland? Are the rioters innate elements of the protest driving intentional violence in the Capitol?

What's the rules here? In Portland, cops are bad and rioters are unfortunate exceptions to the protest... and in the Capitol, cops are the good guys and protesters are the rare exceptions to the rioting?
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Old 18th February 2021, 07:47 AM   #2456
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Originally Posted by Emily's Cat View Post
Soo... just to catch up... are the cops the good guys in the capitol, but the bad guys in Portland?
Which cops at the capitol, the ones breaking in or the ones letting them break in?

When in doubt, ACAB.
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Which cops at the capitol, the ones breaking in or the ones letting them break in?
What CT is this now?
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Old 18th February 2021, 07:59 AM   #2458
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Originally Posted by Emily's Cat View Post
Soo... just to catch up... are the cops the good guys in the Capitol, but the bad guys in Portland?

Are the rioters outlier miscreants unrelated to the protest in Portland? Are the rioters innate elements of the protest driving intentional violence in the Capitol?

What's the rules here? In Portland, cops are bad and rioters are unfortunate exceptions to the protest... and in the Capitol, cops are the good guys and protesters are the rare exceptions to the rioting?
No.
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What CT is this now?
Multiple off duty cops were arrested for participating in the break-in. Are you referring to the cops that were engaged in a variety of felonies, or the ones working the barricades? You have to be more specific.
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Old 18th February 2021, 08:03 AM   #2460
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Originally Posted by Emily's Cat View Post
What CT is this now?

Educate yourself:
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Several U.S. Capitol Police officers have been suspended and more than a dozen others are under investigation for suspected involvement with or inappropriate support for the demonstration last week that turned into a deadly riot at the Capitol, according to members of Congress, police officials and staff members briefed on the developments.
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Old 18th February 2021, 08:05 AM   #2461
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Originally Posted by portlandatheist View Post
It's a good reminder that riots are inherently unpredictable and dangerous and they cannot be tolerated or excused.
Yes, an insurrection could spontaneously occur at any time. No way to predict that at all.
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What CT is this now?
The one that holds that off duty cops were wrong to be part of the attempted coup. Clearly as they were cops they were right to be there to exicute those opposed to the rightful government.

https://www.npr.org/2021/01/15/95689...-in-capitol-ri

https://time.com/5929398/police-offi...riots-charges/

They are only supposed to be attacking black people on the job, not police officers and the government in their free time!
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Originally Posted by Emily's Cat View Post
Soo... just to catch up... are the cops the good guys in the Capitol, but the bad guys in Portland?

Are the rioters outlier miscreants unrelated to the protest in Portland? Are the rioters innate elements of the protest driving intentional violence in the Capitol?

What's the rules here? In Portland, cops are bad and rioters are unfortunate exceptions to the protest... and in the Capitol, cops are the good guys and protesters are the rare exceptions to the rioting?
The rule is, cops should use appropriate levels of force.

Black people want to march nonviolently? Police should allow it in almost all circumstances

White supremacists violently attack the Capitol in the hopes of overthrowing a democratically elected government? Crowd dispersal, and lethal force if necessary, are allowable, but don't pose for photos and wave them in.

Oddly, police tend to respond violently to protestors (the worst of which was the year-long siege of a neighborhood in Ferguson, and the wild overuse of tear gas in Portland), but grin and wave at white supremacists right up until one of them starts murdering cops - at which point the cops begin attacking random black people in response.
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Old 18th February 2021, 02:36 PM   #2464
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Originally Posted by johnny karate View Post
Yes, an insurrection could spontaneously occur at any time. No way to predict that at all.
It was definitely not spontaneous and expected by just about everybody. Are you completely unable to understand anything I say?
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It was definitely not spontaneous and expected by just about everybody. Are you completely unable to understand anything I say?
They're only expected if Chauvin gets away with murder. If he's convicted, it'll be a giant street party.
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They're only expected if Chauvin gets away with murder. If he's convicted, it'll be a giant street party.
You guys need to really work on your reading comprehension, I was referring to the capitol insurrection. But since you bring it up: obviously and clearly, there will be rioting if Chauvin gets away with murder and they will need to make use of fences in such a scenario. It is also important that they protect the building during jury selection process which it appears they are doing.
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Originally Posted by portlandatheist View Post
It was definitely not spontaneous and expected by just about everybody. Are you completely unable to understand anything I say?
“Unpredictable” was the word you used.
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Originally Posted by johnny karate View Post
“Unpredictable” was the word you used.
Are you actually confused about the distinction between the predictability of what happens at a riot vs. the predictability of a riot occurring or are you pretending to be confused?
What happens at a riot is obviously unpredictable whereas the occurrence of rioting can be very predictable.
Here is an example:
If Derek Chauvin is acquitted, there will be a riot (predictable)
Who gets hurt or killed, what gets burned or damaged, etc is more difficult to predict.
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Originally Posted by portlandatheist View Post
Are you actually confused about the distinction between the predictability of what happens at a riot vs. the predictability of a riot occurring or are you pretending to be confused?
What happens at a riot is obviously unpredictable whereas the occurrence of rioting can be very predictable.
Here is an example:
If Derek Chauvin is acquitted, there will be a riot (predictable)
Who gets hurt or killed, what gets burned or damaged, etc is more difficult to predict.
Cool, as long as we’re acknowledging that riots don’t spontaneously turn into insurrections.
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Are you actually confused about the distinction between the predictability of what happens at a riot vs. the predictability of a riot occurring or are you pretending to be confused?
What happens at a riot is obviously unpredictable whereas the occurrence of rioting can be very predictable.
Here is an example:
If Derek Chauvin is acquitted, there will be a riot (predictable)
Who gets hurt or killed, what gets burned or damaged, etc is more difficult to predict.
How predictable is any rioting, given that most such "we're ignoring all evidence and passing down a not guilty verdict" cases result in little or no rioting at all - except in cases where cops immediately begin to riot? and attack protest groups?

If anything, an actual guilty verdict would be the unpredicted result, and a cause for celebration among protestors.
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A knife in his car? That's pretty weak.

I have a knife in my car. Hell, I probably have 2 knives in my car, you know how it is, things go into the glove box and disappear forever.


Does that mean I can get shot 7 times in the back by a cop?

Really enjoying the Twitter detectives blowing up the grainy video and claiming to see a knife in Blake's hand.
I was right.


The left-wing media, once again, whipped a bunch of gullible morons into a frenzy that caused massive amounts of rioting, looting and violence by blatantly lying to them.


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Any member of the media who reported that Blake was unarmed should be prosecuted for inciting a riot.
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I see the cop used the "I'm trained to keep shooting till they drop" defense, aka the Poodle Protocol. Just too damned stupid to do anything but overkill.

Also says Blake was coming at him with the knife. Backwards and still in the car, from the video. Yeah, that warrants seven bullets in the back at point blank range in the space of about two seconds. Give that poodle a Milk-Bone.
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I see the cop used the "I'm trained to keep shooting till they drop" defense, aka the Poodle Protocol. Just too damned stupid to do anything but overkill.

Also says Blake was coming at him with the knife. Backwards and still in the car, from the video. Yeah, that warrants seven bullets in the back at point blank range in the space of about two seconds. Give that poodle a Milk-Bone.

Also known as shooting until there is no longer a threat.

Both officers involved and two separate eyewitnesses from the neighborhood testified that Blake turned and thrust his right hand, the hand holding the knife, toward the officer in a stabbing motion.
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How predictable is any rioting, given that most such "we're ignoring all evidence and passing down a not guilty verdict" cases result in little or no rioting at all - except in cases where cops immediately begin to riot? and attack protest groups?

If anything, an actual guilty verdict would be the unpredicted result, and a cause for celebration among protestors.
It is very predictable that a "ignore the evidence and give a not guilty verdict" will result in riots. Let's hope the jury does the right thing and let's be grateful that they have protected the building that potential jurors are going to with a fence. Many people around here were super butthurt that fences were used to protect government buildings and government continuity in PDX.
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It is very predictable that a "ignore the evidence and give a not guilty verdict" will result in riots. Let's hope the jury does the right thing and let's be grateful that they have protected the building that potential jurors are going to with a fence. Many people around here were super butthurt that fences were used to protect government buildings and government continuity in PDX.
I can think of a total of one such case in the past few years - that of Ferguson, where an egregiously violent and racist police force openly treated the community like a war zone filled with enemy combatants throughout the year - while often leaving it to the protestors to provide actual protection to stores and other property, despite being, in many cases, within eyesight of any actual problems. And all of that in favor of what amounted to a white supremacist shakedown scheme to fund the town's government by inflicting onerous fines on black residents. This is hardly what I would consider "very predictable" - unless you're alleging that open white supremacist scams are the order of the day throughout US police forces.
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Many people around here were super butthurt that fences were used to protect government buildings and government continuity in PDX.
There’s beating a dead horse and then there’s reanimating its corpse so you can kill it and beat it over and over again.
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There is some good news for a change: The Apple store has reopened this Monday after being closed for 9 months. It has removed the boards, fences, and barricades.
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Old 26th February 2021, 06:14 PM   #2478
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Joey Gibson, leader of Washington state extremist group Patriot Prayer, will shortly be going to trial over his involvement in his group's attack on the bar Cider Riot.

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Joey Gibson, leader of far-right Patriot Prayer, will have to face charges over his involvement in a 2019 street brawl. A fed judge tossed his claim that his riot charge was part of a "sham prosecution" meant to "shut him up."
https://twitter.com/karinapdx/status...53479729225728

This incident, made famous by fascist propagandist Andy Ngo, was originally portrayed as a spontaneous fight between Patriot Prayer and antifascists at the bar. An inside informant later produced video showing that the attack was premeditated by the right wing group. Andy Ngo was present during the planning of the attack and did not include any of this in his original reporting.

Several members of Patriot Prayer were indicted for the attack, some have already plead guilty.

Gibson's trial for felony riot begins March 8th.

https://www.courthousenews.com/judge...l-persecution/
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