it simply isn't true that every African-American who has participated in violent and destructive actions as a result of actual or perceived abuse of an African-American is anywhere near as emotionally tied to the victim as the father is to his daughter in your hypothetical. Or for that matter, has personally experienced a similar level of abuse.
There was at least one major black leader that did, Martin.
As I said, I understand the anger, the genesis of it. I could go on about that.
I said I didn't like rioting as a tactic, but I don't think that - on the most part - it is a tactic, so I misspoke. I take it as natural angry reaction that finally explodes. In some cases, there is opportunism re looting, but that's not the top reason for something like '92 in LA. Police again, already back then, with Rodney King's arresting arrest, in, if I remember, later '91. I think there were calming people in the community in LA after the conflagration started, and maybe before, but I don't remember who and when; my ex might, and might remember names.
If I remember at the time, I'll ask him next time we talk.
They are less on the streets and now having meetings with candidates to get in on policy-writing. I approve the transition!
...I approve the transition!...
From yelling in the streets and taking people's microphones.
Sure they are as they had shown that they had real caring about such matters as the bodies of black young men piling up in such cities as Chicago by the many hundreds every year and black children for that matter being killed in gang cross fire and whole families needing to sleep on the floor .
None of that matter nor does black lives matter unless it involved the rare shootings of some black hoodlum attacking a police officer
You NEVER see a case where the police are in the wrong?
Er,.... I'll take that as a 'no'.
There are a million men and women who had taken the job of being society protectors and not all of them are fit to wear a badge
The higher percentage of black Americans killed by cops or dying questionably in custody is only one aspect of the BLM focus.
The Safe Passage program guards in neon vests lined city streets in neighborhoods with closed schools, the most visible sign of what’s at stake for the nation’s third-largest school district, which is struggling academically and financially.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who called Monday “a new beginning” for the district, planned to join students walking to O’Toole Elementary in the West Englewood neighborhood on the city’s South Side.
The Chicago Board of Education — hand-picked by Emanuel — voted in May to close about 50 elementary schools and programs, a move Emanuel and schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett said would allow the district to improve academics and help pay down a $1 billion budget deficit.
Critics of the school closings said minority students were disproportionately affected and that many students would now have to cross dangerous gang boundaries. Some families sued, but a federal judge refused to halt the plan.
On Monday, concerned parents took time off of work or recruited family members to make sure students arrived at their new schools.
Annie Stovall walked her granddaughter, 9-year-old Kayla Porter, to Gresham Elementary School in the Gresham neighborhood, about 4 miles south of O’Toole Elementary.
Stovall said she’s skeptical Chicago’s first-day show of force will last.