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Thread: St Louis - Muskets Thread (USA civil unrest)

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    St Louis - Muskets Thread (USA civil unrest)

    This has been going on enough to get it's own thread.

    A day of anger over a fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man in suburban St Louis turned to mayhem as people looted businesses, vandalized vehicles and confronted police in riot gear who tried to block access to parts of the city.
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...lice--violence

    The police get out all their fancy toys the government sells them cheap.

    And then start arresting journalists and banning all the TV trucks from the city. There are reports of the al jezeera news crew being fired upon as they were recording a piece to air.
    Two reporters were arrested and teargas was fired at demonstrators in Ferguson, Missouri, on Wednesday, five nights after an unarmed black teenager was shot dead by an officer from the town’s predominantly white police force.
    http://www.theguardian.com/world/201...brown-shooting




    (This next one is an amazing picture. Also, count the black people)


    The response to this is a hands raised protest.



    The most interesting part of this to me, aside from people in Gaza using twitter to advise americans how to cope with teargas, is the militarisation of the police.
    According to a public information officer with the St. Louis County Police Department, the county dispatched two armored vehicles on Saturday in response to "unrest." Yet it was not until Sunday that some grieving community members answered perceived injustice with violence, looting about a dozen shops. As of Saturday, when the BearCat took to the streets of Ferguson (population 21,000), protesters were assembling peacefully.
    http://www.citylab.com/crime/2014/08...uburbs/375855/

    I can't get a clear idea of the timeline, it's been going for a week but as people only notice when it goes bad I guess it's possible the police provoked the rioting by responding to a protest with a BearCat?
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    America is a police state. I've seen soldiers less kitted out than those "cops"
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    Well...it is only St. Louis...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordax View Post
    America is a police state. I've seen soldiers less kitted out than those "cops"

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    The best part was where they tear-gassed a state senator.

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    Well, we all know that the black condition spreads when bitten by a black. Also, they are highly aggressive and always trying to eat white money, so the only way to handle them is through superior numbers.
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    Is this where a group of russian separatists step up and start a civil war to join russia?

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    Quote Originally Posted by roigon View Post
    Is this where a group of russian separatists step up and start a civil war to join russia?
    TBH it would probably be easier than UKR.

    I was going to do something along the line of blah blah blah land of the free but it feels kinda moot by now anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordax View Post
    America is a police state. I've seen soldiers less kitted out than those "cops"
    Wait, that's what happens. Wouldn't get out of america.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theBlind View Post

    Well, we all know that the black condition spreads when bitten by a black. Also, they are highly aggressive and always trying to eat white money, so the only way to handle them is through superior numbers.
    Is that a paintball gun? Im assuming its balls filled with tear gas or peppersomething. Certainly a job well suited for Raz0r!!!!


    e: on another note i laughed my ass of when i first saw the news. First thing the protesters did when it became a riot was loot the liquor store. Seeing a black man smilling widely when he runs of with 4 bottles of vodka was priceless.

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    Half the photos have a McDonalds in the background, nbs
    Wake me up when they secede from the US and start a civil war
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    Obviously all of this wouldn't have happened if the black kid had a gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pacefalm View Post
    Half the photos have a McDonalds in the background, nbs


    Land of the $1 cheeseburger, motherfucker. God Bless. FREEDOM! et cetera.

    ~ I'm not so upset about the militarization of the police, considering that every whacko and his cousin has a gun it seems reasonable enough to me for law enforcement to be wearing body armor and rolling in 'plated vehicles.

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    I still never get rioters. "I'm mad about one thing I saw on the news so I'm gonna break into stores and steal shit! That'll show em!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcanis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mordax View Post
    America is a police state. I've seen soldiers less kitted out than those "cops"
    It's almost like time changes and gear gets updated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcanis View Post
    The best part was where they tear-gassed a state senator.
    Police give no fucks about the law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparq View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Pacefalm View Post
    Half the photos have a McDonalds in the background, nbs


    Land of the $1 cheeseburger, motherfucker. God Bless. FREEDOM! et cetera.

    ~ I'm not so upset about the militarization of the police, considering that every whacko and his cousin has a gun it seems reasonable enough to me for law enforcement to be wearing body armor and rolling in 'plated vehicles.
    Cops are still far more likely to shoot you than anyone else.

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