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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    Weren’t the people attacking Rittenhouse also acting as vigilantes?


    Rittenhouse in all videos I have seen, carrying an assault weapon, looking for trouble to be a threat to all around him. This situation reminds me of the plane that went down over the Potomac… guys brandishing knife cutters … and passengers trying to disarm “the threat”. Albeit an AR15 is considerably more contentious! IMO anyone walking around with an AR15 is looking for trouble and a threat to those around them considering how many rounds could be expended in a short period of time.

    And, as you indicated above Rittenhouse was a vigilante.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimmethesimplelife View Post
    My point still remains. Were Rittenhouse African American instead, he'd likely be looking at many years in prison. This is why so many are angered by this verdict.

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    I'm not sure what your point was other than you saying you were disappointed by the verdict. Now that I see that disappointment is based on race rather than the facts of the case I'm curious, if Rittenhouse had been an African American and found not guilty of all charges, would you still be disappointed?
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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal-one View Post
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    Rittenhouse in all videos I have seen, carrying an assault weapon, looking for trouble to be a threat to all around him. This situation reminds me of the plane that went down over the Potomac… guys brandishing knife cutters … and passengers trying to disarm “the threat”. Albeit an AR15 is considerably more contentious! IMO anyone walking around with an AR15 is looking for trouble and a threat to those around them considering how many rounds could be expended in a short period of time.

    And, as you indicated above Rittenhouse was a vigilante.
    So they were the good kind of vigilante and he was the bad kind? It’s just a matter of how you perceive a “threat”? In your view, anyone carrying a specific type of rifle must be “looking for trouble”, and therefore a legitimate target?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimmethesimplelife View Post
    My point still remains. Were Rittenhouse African American instead, he'd likely be looking at many years in prison. This is why so many are angered by this verdict.
    Rob
    Although I don't agree at all, I now understand the anger better. We will never know the outcome under those circumstances, but it seems rather pointless to play the what if race card in every instance of police or domestic violence.

    There are enough real life instances where one of the players actually is African American to draw conclusions about legal system bias, if it exists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gimmethesimplelife View Post
    My point still remains. Were Rittenhouse African American instead, he'd likely be looking at many years in prison. This is why so many are angered by this verdict.

    Rob
    Angered because of an imagined injustice that exists only as a hypothetical? Isn’t that taking racial essentialism to a weird level of abstraction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LDAHL View Post
    Angered because of an imagined injustice that exists only as a hypothetical? Isn’t that taking racial essentialism to a weird level of abstraction?
    Now y’all are beginning to see the environment in which I’ve lived for decades now.


    In St. Louis everything is about race even when it’s not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    Now y’all are beginning to see the environment in which I’ve lived for decades now.


    In St. Louis everything is about race even when it’s not.
    In Chicago/Cook County, as well.

    For all their bleating about equality, they actually seem to want “separate but equal” everything. Plessy v Ferguson.

    Whitey is evil. Plain and simple. Blacks are not to be held responsible for ANYTHING they do. It’s all whitey’s fault.

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    Maybe black people today need to get at the root cause of so many of these demontrations, cops that they believe use guns too often. The black panthers worked toward that end in California back in the 60’s. Cell phone cameras didn’t exist, of course. So that started asserting their second amendment rights while supervising police behavior in their community and also took their guns to the California state house. As a result the NRA, with Ronald Reagan’s support as governor got the legislature to pass some of the strictest gun control laws in the state.

    https://www.history.com/.amp/news/bl...rt-mulford-act

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    The black panthers worked toward that end in California back in the 60’s.... As a result the NRA, with Ronald Reagan’s support as governor got the legislature to pass some of the strictest gun control laws in the state.
    Sssshhhh!

    We're not supposed to talk about the racist origin of gun control in the USA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal-one View Post
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    This situation reminds me of the plane that went down over the Potomac… guys brandishing knife cutters … and passengers trying to disarm “the threat”.
    I'm curious. When there are armed people on a plane attempting to take it over, are the passengers supposed to call 911 and wait for police response?

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