Police with BLM against other protests

Updated on December 26, 2021 in Police
5 on November 19, 2021

For some context, I live an Australia and before I’ve seen some BLM protests in the past. However, once I digged deeper into it, I saw the stark difference to how police- I’m talking about a few- and their respective departments handled it. Sure, there were some instances where the cops and BLM protesters got along peacefully, but there’s also violent events too. What also bugs me is these ‘right-wing’ armed militia groups- mostly white, don’t get angry with me ’bout this- and how they just walk around with guns perched, ready at the second, I get there’s open-gun laws but dude, that’s not cool. By the way I’m loving how there’s police with riot gear at some armed protests, really treating them with care.

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0 on November 20, 2021

“By the way I’m loving how there’s police with riot gear at non-armed protests, really treating them with care.” 

Made a mistake.

 

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3 on November 23, 2021

Have you been following the Rittenhouse case?

on November 25, 2021

Not really, however I just looked into it. Those fake tears are kind of cringing me tbh.

on December 10, 2021

I didn’t watch much of that clip at all, but I lean toward believing it was genuine. I mean, he’s a kid under insane pressure. I’d imagine he was ready to cry over almost anything during that trial.

Anyway, I only brought it up because the commentary around the trial raised some weird, but super interesting questions. And while I agree that he acted in self defense, I think he should have been convicted for something related to vigilantism because he had no business being there.

At the same time, I think there is definitely something to the argument that the most the police can do (responsibly) is damage control, and that this fact has led to an increase of militia-like groups like what he was a part of. The constant rioting here has led to the question of who, of anyone, is going to defend the actual property being rooted around. While I still think he was being stupid and shouldn’t have been there, I think there’s something to asking if SOMEONE should have been.

on December 26, 2021

I agree, even though it WAS self-defence in the terms of his business, he shouldn’t have been actively walking near the protesters. A gun and a mob don’t mix. Again yes, even though he wasn’t convicted of any charges (seeing as they were all dropped due to self-defence) he of course should’ve been convicted for his vigilante like actions. Of course the worst part is that these riots, ‘mask protests and BLM’ have sparked fear across communities due to violence erupting in a number of cases. Fear leads men to arms. Fear brings violence. Violence brings death. The police should be restricting open gun laws and carrying, for because of this militia’s have shown up during protests, now, what happens if one of these fine militia men had a bad day and started getting harassed by protesters? You guessed it! Lighting up the sky brighter than the 4th of July.  

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