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    #31
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      #32
      Huge crowds at Rodeo Drive (Los Angeles). Think Gucci, Armani, Coach, etc. No rioting yet. Entire Beverly Hills police station mobilized.

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        #33
        It’s very bad, I live a half mile from Beverly Hills and there is nothing positive to report. The protestors are unhinged and are now focusing on “affluent” areas. There is no police protection so I’m hopeful that my complex and surrounding (businesses are spared). However, when the Fairfax and 3rd became the epicenter, then I knew what the outcome would be.

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          #34
          North of the Grove a nail salon on Melrose on fire with fire trucks on scene.

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            #35
            Here in Portland, Oregon much of the downtown was damaged in rioting. It was mostly superficial - graffiti and broken glass, but there was a good amount of it.

            The Mayor has ordered a curfew tonight - we'll see if it helps.

            It has been pretty amazing how quickly this has gone national.

            Its going to be very expensive to fix - police overtime and more closures - plus lost business revenue along with downstream economic effects.

            At this point I'm ready for the guard to be mobilized. Its out of control.
            james.c.hendrickson@gmail.com
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              #36
              Guys - this is a mod note. This thread is starting to get heated.

              Please remember, here at the savingadvice forums, we treat it each other with respect and consideration.

              The Saving Advice forums allows spirited and heated discussion, but it it devolves into name calling, personal attacks or abusive language towards other forum members, the mods will take action.

              James
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                #37
                I live in a town that is full of rich white and Asian folk. I moved here specifically for the school district and I rent. I couldn't afford even a condo here, leave alone a house with a yard.

                Today, on Twitter, I saw people talking about taking this "sh1t" (code for arson & violence) to my town and the other affluent ones around it. It really scares me because as much as I empathize with genuine protests I am loathe to support rioting, theft, arson and vandalism. I honestly feel that this is no longer about George Floyd but about targeting businesses and cities for LOOTING and PROFITEERING.

                I called my local police station and expressed my concern about the fact that people are talking about targeting affluent neighborhoods and mobilizing on social media. NO, I do not own a gun, but I am starting to wish I had. I support protests but not rioting and looting. I will do anything to protect my family and if I see rioters at my door, I will fight. I will not tolerate my home being burglarized or my family threatened. I hope the police are taking these threatening tweets seriously because, again, this no longer appears to be about Justice for George but about criminal intentions, violence & (for me) self-preservation.
                Last edited by Scallywag; 05-30-2020, 06:37 PM.

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                  #38
                  7:30 pm Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti requesting National Guard. I would have requested it 2 days ago.

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                    #39
                    Originally posted by Scallywag View Post
                    I honestly feel that this is no longer about George Floyd but about targeting businesses and cities for LOOTING and PROFITEERING.

                    I support protests but not rioting and looting.
                    Nobody supports rioting and looting except the criminals doing it.

                    And no, this has nothing to do with George Floyd. Prayer sessions and candlelight vigils and peaceful protests are about that. Looting and rioting are not. And as I said earlier, indications are that white supremacy groups are behind some of this, at least in Minneapolis.
                    Steve

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                      #40
                      Originally posted by disneysteve View Post

                      Nobody supports rioting and looting except the criminals doing it.

                      And no, this has nothing to do with George Floyd. Prayer sessions and candlelight vigils and peaceful protests are about that. Looting and rioting are not. And as I said earlier, indications are that white supremacy groups are behind some of this, at least in Minneapolis.
                      Actually my friends tell me that on social media that majority of comments they see are people justifying the riots as a wake up to systemic racism and deserve to be able to express themselves due to being oppressed after all these years. And these comments are from people I know personally who are not associated with white supremacy groups or criminals.
                      "I'd buy that for a dollar!"

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                        #41
                        Originally posted by docstudent View Post
                        Singuy, I’m hopeful that you don’t hold a position, where you have the authority to hire/fire. Your mindset is disturbing and your unconscious/conscious biases are really detrimental to any positive change in our society. I hope you understand the privilege that you possess and your inability to understand the historical context of the situation might be the reason for your narrow minded perspective.


                        Ah yes, the Chinese privilege I have in the US after our president blamed this entire virus on us. I voted against the orange racist. Over 1.6 million blacks who voted for Obama choose to stay home for Hillary. “Thank you to the African American community,” Trump said in December 2016

                        So now you burn the streets due to injustice? Pleasssseeee

                        https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...of-them-black/

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                          #42
                          Rioting in Los Angeles still ongoing, breaking into stores, ATM put into pick up truck, high-end $1000 shoe store looted, tear gas smoke billowing, reinforcements from sheriffs and other police being summoned, news camera man coughing from tear gas, etc.

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                            #43
                            Originally posted by Singuy View Post

                            Ah yes, the Chinese privilege I have in the US after our president blamed this entire virus on us. I voted against the orange racist. Over 1.6 million blacks who voted for Obama choose to stay home for Hillary. “Thank you to the African American community,” Trump said in December 2016

                            So now you burn the streets due to injustice? Pleasssseeee

                            https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...of-them-black/
                            You can thank (or blame) me too, since I voted independent. I'm not going to apologize for choosing to not vote for either evil. Plus I'm asian, if you want me to lump me into the identity politics argument.
                            "I'd buy that for a dollar!"

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                              #44
                              Ventura Co sending 40 deputies to LA.

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                                #45
                                Originally posted by disneysteve View Post

                                Nobody supports rioting and looting except the criminals doing it.

                                And no, this has nothing to do with George Floyd. Prayer sessions and candlelight vigils and peaceful protests are about that. Looting and rioting are not. And as I said earlier, indications are that white supremacy groups are behind some of this, at least in Minneapolis.
                                The people who are calling "to take this to affluent neighborhoods" appear to be black people, at least from their profile photos & posting history.
                                Last edited by Scallywag; 05-30-2020, 07:38 PM.

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