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Summer of 2020---The Civil Unrest Thread--Read OP Before Posting (in memory of George Floyd)

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Remember when we were told that Antifa was roaming Richmond looking for white neighborhoods to pillage and burn?

 

Instead we got “Twilight Jazz”.

 

 

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18 hours ago, China said:

Apparently that wasn't the first time the McCloskey's have pulled a gun on somebody:

 

Messenger: This wasn’t the first time the McCloskeys pulled a gun to protect property, lawsuit says

 

The day after Mark and Patricia McCloskey made national news, they lost in court. 

 

The Portland Place couple, now known for pulling out a pistol and rifle and pointing them at protesters who walked by their mansion on the way to Mayor Lyda Krewson’s house in the Central West End, said they were scared. They said they were defending their property. 

 

That’s what the two attorneys have been doing in St. Louis Circuit Court since 2017, defending a sliver of property in what they call the “private place” of the tony neighborhood where they live. The defendants in the case are the trustees of Portland Place, who say a triangle of land that the McCloskeys claim as their own actually belongs to the neighborhood.

 

As the nation debates whether it was appropriate for the wealthy couple to aim their weapons at the protesters on a sidewalk and road that was designed to keep outsiders away, the McCloskeys are suing, in part, over the placement of the very sign that indicates the road to their house is a “Private Street.”

 

“Between the time of acquisition of One Portland Place and the construction of the above-referenced ten foot wall, the McCloskeys regularly prohibited all persons, including Portland Place residents, from crossing the Parcel including at least at one point, challenging a resident at gun point who refused to heed the McCloskeys’ warnings to stay off such property,” states an affidavit in the lawsuit.

 

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hopefully steve experiences a seriously ironic event

 

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16 minutes ago, Jumbo said:

hopefully steve experiences a seriously ironic event

 

 

Live by the sword, die by the sword.

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1 hour ago, Die Hard said:

 

Live by the sword, die by the sword.

 

are you a fellow believer in the timeless beauty and efficacy of edged weapons? :ph34r:

 

but i digress :D

 

 

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On Friday, the Seattle Police Department closed I-5 at 11:56 p.m. PT for peaceful protesters, Washington State Patrol Capt. Ron Mead said during a press conference Saturday morning. At around 1:36 a.m., a passenger car drove into the crowd and struck two people: a 24-year-old female protester from Seattle and a 32-year-old female protester from Bellingham, Wash., Mead told reporters. The 24-year-old suffered “critical and life threatening injuries” and the 32-year-old suffered serious injuries but was in stable condition, Mead said.

 

While police do not know how the driver entered the freeway, Mead said they suspect he drove up the wrong way onto an exit ramp and entered the southbound lane of I-5, as he did not go through any of the closure points set up police. The driver sped around a series of vehicles set up by the protesters to protect themselves and drove into the shoulder of the freeway where a group of protesters were standing, Mead said.

https://time.com/5862856/seattle-protesters-car/

 

Disturbing vid of the incident

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They ruled out the possibility the driver was drunk or impaired meaning that what you see on that horrible video was intentional.  Have they named the driver anywhere?  

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9 minutes ago, CousinsCowgirl84 said:

Do protests that don’t produce violence in general generate media coverage?

That's a good question.  It probably depends on how unusual they are, maybe?

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