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I found this image comparing the protests in Michigan (left) over hair salons not being open, and the protests in Minnesota (right) over the death of an unarmed citizen at the hands of police. I know the canned response will be to say that the protesters in Michigan were not looting, to which I would argue that the protesters in Minnesota were not looting either, until they were treated as criminals and animals.
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MSgt Steve Sweeney - Sorry, not going to play that game today.
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What started off as a peaceful protest at the site of the victim’s death became violent as it moved to the precinct and then escalated into a riot and looting. So yeah, bad apples definitely gave Far Right media the rhetorical ammo to label BLM terrorists and anti-LEO.
Meanwhile the man in the other photo insists he was yelling not at the cops in the picture but at one specific cop we don’t see. Yeah I didn’t buy that either.
There is no place for violent protests in America.
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CMSgt (Join to see) - Then don't pull out the game board.
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MSgt Steve Sweeney - At least Maj James Woods is being objective.
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No one is happy about the situation in Minnesota. And yes, the last thing we need is stirring the pot of division with a 50-year-old racist trope, but hold up. Racist Trump tweeted - 'When the looting starts, the shooting starts.' Perhaps he wasn't talking about the police shooting protesters, looters, or 'slum hoodlums'. The police in Minnesota ran away and hid. (That's another issue)

FACT CHECK - Wasn't a man shot and killed attempting to loot a store 2 days ago in Minnesota?
"DOJ announces probe of George Floyd death after overnight protests end with 1 dead, 4 others shot." Minneapolis has seen a lot of looting and unfortunately some shooting in the last few days. Pointing that out is racist? Pointing that out is 'glorifying violence'? Pointing that out violates the 1st Amendment? SMH

https://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/ny-george-floyd-protest-deady-violence-20200528-5mxkpj3y4bgt7gihunobintjou-story.html
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Where does the phrase 'When the looting starts, the shooting starts' come from? The phrase was used by Miami's police chief, Walter Headley, in 1967, when he addressed his department's "crackdown on ... slum hoodlums," according to a United Press International article from the time. FULL STOP
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That's what I said, glad we agree.
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