Protests & Unrest

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    Norman, OK (KOKH) — Amid mounting calls to "defund the police", Norman City Council’s budget meeting on Tuesday was swarmed with citizens urging them to slash police funding and others speaking out against it.

    The meeting lasted about 11 hours before a decision was made.

    After hours of heated debate, the council ultimately passed the budget, which included an $865,000 budget cut, in an 8-1 vote.
     
  2. Sheltie

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    The police sure came in handy today for the whiny liberal Mayor of Richmond!
     
  3. pigfarmer

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    I think I may protest myself ... parade around in front of the house with a big sign that says 'F**K ME !!!!"

    I'll make sure to wear a mask.
     
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    It's the only syrup I use.

    All the other brands, including restaurants, do not taste sweet anymore. I don't know what they use to make it but, it ain't real syrup. No matter how much you use/put on the pancake, there is no syrup flavor.

    To be perfectly honest, I have always wondered how Quaker Oats got away with using that name and logo.
     
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    I am somewhat surprised. I would have thought Omid to me a lot more down to Earth. Obviously not!

    At what point is it acceptable for a minority to portray a different race?

    A black person portraying a white person seems to be acceptable but I wonder if for example a black person portraying an asian (which I believe Eddie Murphy has done) is acceptable to them?
     
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    The woman who portrayed Aunt Jemima was known as a good cook and paid very well for the use of her likeness. Very sad.
     
  8. Rick Hunter

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    I 'spose because he is a white dude and Quakers arent really known for fighting?
     
  9. Rick Hunter

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    If there is any good news to share, I had a heckuva long wait at the doctor's office yesterday. The lobby was full of all kinds of folks: white, black, Asian, Hispanic, rich, poor, everything in between. And, everybody was civil and got along just fine.
     
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    Yesterday I posted something on Facebook about the businesses near where I live. I lamented the destruction and looting and I commented that I believe it will take years before the city comes back fully economically.

    I never make political comments on FB. I have never taken a stand on the statues or the local politicians. I see FB as a tool to communicate with friends and relatives.

    Two people jumped on my post (both of them white and college educated BTW) and said I was being racist and reactionary for my comments about urban decline. Things have become completely ridiculous.
     
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    This stuff is even going on in Canada?
     
  12. Dejan Corovic

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    I think that is an effect purely produced by social media. Social media has this huge power to rise crowds and even topple governments.

    In essence, it is a form of "road rage", because there is a physical barrier, here both time & space over the Internet, so really unhappy and frustrated people (which is most of us at some point) can pour their anger onto others without fearing backlash.

    Historically, in normal face-to-face conversation, people used to avoid talking politics just to avoid emotions. But because social media is not face-to-face nobody cares anymore about stiring other people up.
     
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  13. nivek

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    It's going on in Europe as well...

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    Apparently so. I don't have television and I don't get out much.

    The driver said he was running all night because the police calls take priority. He said all his scheduled appointments have been very upset because he was running 6 hours behind schedule.
     
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    Tens of thousands of Black Lives Matter protesters march on UK cities for a fourth straight weekend as scuffles break out between football hooligan troublemakers and police in Glasgow

    Black Lives Matter (BLM) protesters are preparing to march on UK cities for the fourth consecutive weekend as hundreds of demonstrators gather in Hyde Park before storming Parliament Square. Protesters have assembled at Speakers' Corner in Hyde Park (main, top inset) to listen to activists call for the removal of Munira Mirza, Boris Johnson's policy chief, as head of the new race inequality commission. The crowd is expected to march through London city centre and protest at Parliament at around 4pm. In Scotland, hundreds of people flocked to an anti-racism rally in George Square in Glasgow (bottom left) this morning, despite police telling locals to stay away from mass gatherings in public spaces. Scuffles broke out between football-hooligan troublemakers and police in the Scottish city, before over 100 police officers in attendance at the square 'kettled' anti-racism demonstrators. Forces across the UK are expecting crowds of demonstrators to take to the streets in London as well as cities including Birmingham and Newcastle (bottom right) in support of the BLM movement.

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    Who needs police, defund and disband them all, we will be fine without them...

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    One man is dead and 11 others wounded in Minneapolis shooting after 'individuals on foot fired 80 rounds' leaving store front windows shot out and victims sprawled on the sidewalk

    The area is about three miles west of the Minneapolis commercial area and neighborhood hit by rioting in the wake of George Floyd´s May 25 death. Minnesota began allowing bars and restaurants to reopen with limited service on June 1 after some six weeks of closure because of the coronavirus pandemic.

    Police had not yet released details on what led to the shooting which is reported to have involved people firing 'around 80 rounds' at each other. No one was in custody in connection with the shooting as of 4 a.m.

    A preliminary investigation indicated that 'individuals on foot' started shooting around 12:30 a.m. and later fled the scene. The victims have not been identified.

    Photographs posted to social media show windows at the Landmark's Uptown Theatre and another storefront shot out. Screams were audible on a live video posted to Facebook that showed the aftermath at the scene.

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