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Your guns are pointed the wrong way. [Wednesday, Jan. 7th, 2009|09:32 pm]
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I'm all for rioting, but would you please stop doing it in YOUR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD?
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[User Picture]From: kelleah
2009-01-08 05:51 am (UTC)
That's why I'm convinced rioting is never the answer. It only hurts us more. And those responsible for causing the violent reaction only shrug and go about their business as usual.

Now, if we were to take a page from the French Revolution and riot all the way to the palace, maybe we'd get somewhere. Maybe.
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[User Picture]From: jetspeaks
2009-01-08 06:15 am (UTC)
Only if we could figure out which palace would be most effective...
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[User Picture]From: whittles
2009-01-08 06:53 am (UTC)
The Braid Shop bullshit pisses me off the most. How is that conducive to furthering the cause?
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[User Picture]From: uke
2009-01-08 04:12 pm (UTC)
I really do not understand. "'She should be glad she just lost her business and not her life,' Sykes said." Boggles.
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[User Picture]From: olamina
2009-01-08 06:57 am (UTC)
I just knew it was gonna be a riot...they should have planned to hold the protest at the Rockridge train station or something...actually ixnay on the iotray, let's have a teach-in instead.
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2009-01-08 11:45 pm (UTC)
I totally said last night to whittles I want to give these idiots a map to the areas they should be setting on fire and included Rockridge.
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[User Picture]From: ijeremy
2009-01-08 07:37 am (UTC)
I wonder this nearly every time I see a protest/demonstration/riot in the area. What do they want to happen? The cop to be thrown on the street so they can lynch him.

A very frightened cop made a mistake. We all make mistakes. He just made the wrong one at the wrong time. I would like to see how cool ANY of those protesters would have acted in his stead.

Where is reason when you need him?
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[User Picture]From: 0ntological
2009-01-08 08:39 am (UTC)
ummmmm. hmmmmm.

I think reason is a woman. A woman who didn't shoot an unarmed man.

(that's not to say I think rioting is good. I'm just sayin'....)
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[User Picture]From: mysterc
2009-01-08 09:00 am (UTC)
I am not for rioting, but I am for civil disturbance. And I would love to see some of the disturbance happening in front of the Mayors house... or the Police Commisioners.

Is there a citizens review board for BART Police? Where are they?
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2009-01-08 11:39 pm (UTC)
That's one of the issues--there is no citizens review board. But I suspect that'll be one of the first things that changes this quarter.
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2009-01-08 11:40 pm (UTC)
But of course the mofos breaking shit? Live in Berkeley.

GET OFF MY SIDE AND GET OUT OF MY CITY.
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[User Picture]From: josienutter
2009-01-08 04:08 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I don't really see how mom n' pop corner stores are outposts for "the man"... :/
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2009-01-08 11:41 pm (UTC)
Nope--but as others have rightly pointed out, the few people involved in most of that crap don't even LIVE in Oakland--it's irritating (white?) anarchists from Berkeley. So, it's not their neighborhood. It's ours.
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From: delux_vivens
2009-01-08 04:22 pm (UTC)
Having seen this I wonder how many of those people smashing windows and shit actually live in Oakland. I'm thinking not many.
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2009-01-08 11:42 pm (UTC)
Right after I posted, I was about to go back and edit--because OF COURSE it's jackasses from Berkeley. Of course it is.
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[User Picture]From: rivetpepsquad
2009-01-08 05:08 pm (UTC)
Oh no.
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[User Picture]From: yeloson
2009-01-08 05:10 pm (UTC)
Well, you know, the white anarchists who usually do the biggest shit sure aren't doing it in their own neighborhood...
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[User Picture]From: fightingwords
2009-01-08 11:42 pm (UTC)
I totes had flashbacks about the SDS Weathermen's antics and the price the Panthers paid for them.
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[User Picture]From: chromebishop
2009-01-08 08:02 pm (UTC)
people riot when their team wins. they riot when their team loses. they riot when its hot outside. they riot when they think they can get enough riot-minded people in the same area. has nothing to do with politics, protest, getting a message across or any of that bullshit. they riot because they like throwing off control and acting like children who can do whatever they want.

so no point in asking them to please go riot in someone elses back yard. theyll always just take whatever yard is handy.
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[User Picture]From: i_dreamed_i_was
2009-01-08 10:53 pm (UTC)
Actually, I believe that oppressed people riot when they feel they have nothing left to lose and privileged people riot to show how much sh!t they can get away with. Which is why you usually see oppressed people riot when they've been further disenfranchised and privileged people riot "when their team wins," like rock stars trashing a hotel room.
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