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    #61
    I'm temporarily in Phoenix, and just found out (by way of notification of an 8pm statewide curfew) that apparently there has been some protests, in some cases accompanied by vandalism, property destruction, and looting in the city/surrounding areas. Probably doesn't rise to the level of being called riots, but criminal & disturbing nonetheless.
    "Praestantia per minutus" ... "Acta non verba"

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      #62
      I took a walk through my neighborhood and it was extremely disturbing. Some of the restaurants and shops that I frequent were badly damaged. However, I had a chat with another local resident and we were glad that it happened where it did. In the early 90s, LA experience a riot that impacted South LA. To this day, the area has not fully recovered from the devastation. We both concluded that it was horrific, but economically the establishments will be rebuilt and the area will return back to its grander. It’s was refreshing to see adults have open dialogue about the “root” and not lament on burned down businesses and broken windows. Economically vibrant communities will regroup because that’s how it always is and those less economically well off will suffer.

      I’m not saying that my community is a utopia ...because it’s not! I had a random person ask me in my neighboring city of Beverly Hills-why are you jogging here? I know you don’t live in Beverly Hills...I was not at a loss for words, because stupid things like this happen on occasion. The lady that rushes to close her car door as I approach her in the parking lot of the grocery store (I had to say, no I don’t want your Honda Civic...the Mercedes next to you belongs to me). In these situations, my life was not in jeopardy, but they do remain part of how you construct and conceptualize race and black identity. Due to my life experiences, I‘m able to navigate these moments with ease and realize that I don’t have to explain why I exist in a space. I don’t allow incidents like that to go unaddressed
      nor do I tolerate them in my workspace or within the dynamics of my family. I’ve called my father to the table when he makes off colored remarks that he’s oblivious about. That’s how you make spaces better for all people, it’s not that damn hard!

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        #63
        Originally posted by rennigade View Post

        This happening during occupy wall street. The police could not break up peaceful protests. Their workaround was to plant plain clothes officers in the crowd, and those undercover cops would start to vandalize things. At that point, police were then allowed to intervene and start arresting and clubbing people. This doesnt seem to be the case in this situation.
        It happens in nearly all the protests over there they had a cop who said this is what they do....they also said that they have out of state cops come in and do the same thing...so yes i am inclined to believe what they say, and most of the looters and rioters are white supremists and out of towners...not the people that actually live in that state....

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          #64
          Von's & pharmacy in Santa Monica looted for 30 minutes and no cops. In Long Beach at an Urban Outfiiters frenzied, cops arrived and like cockroaches they scurried away. County wide curfew from 6:00 pm. Los Angeles county is very bad.

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            #65
            Long Beach The Pike shopping mall, GAP, Forever 21, other outlets being looted, no cops.

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              #66
              The Pike outlet mall is now under control, cops arrived with the calvary,outstanding.

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                #67
                There is a lot of bad data being reported. Initially, the Governor of Minnesota noted that the majority of agitators were from out of state. After the data was fact checked, the statement was walked back, and essentially all the individuals were from within the state.

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                  #68
                  My prediction for Monday is the looters will hit the beach cities on Monday. Torrance Del Amo mall, Redondo Galleria mall, Hermosa Beach, Malibu, etc. All affluent communities with high end shops.

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                    #69
                    The landscape of Glendale (Americana) might be a potential target because of its layout. I’m hopeful that the local governments are more proactive and properly laying out a plan of action. I was shocked by the inability of the city of Santa Monica to effectively address the potential threat. It didn’t take a rocket scientist...to foresee what the outcome would be after the protest centered at Fairfax and 3rd.

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                      #70
                      Originally posted by docstudent View Post
                      I took a walk through my neighborhood and it was extremely disturbing. Some of the restaurants and shops that I frequent were badly damaged. However, I had a chat with another local resident and we were glad that it happened where it did. In the early 90s, LA experience a riot that impacted South LA. To this day, the area has not fully recovered from the devastation. We both concluded that it was horrific, but economically the establishments will be rebuilt and the area will return back to its grander. It’s was refreshing to see adults have open dialogue about the “root” and not lament on burned down businesses and broken windows. Economically vibrant communities will regroup because that’s how it always is and those less economically well off will suffer.

                      I’m not saying that my community is a utopia ...because it’s not! I had a random person ask me in my neighboring city of Beverly Hills-why are you jogging here? I know you don’t live in Beverly Hills...I was not at a loss for words, because stupid things like this happen on occasion. The lady that rushes to close her car door as I approach her in the parking lot of the grocery store (I had to say, no I don’t want your Honda Civic...the Mercedes next to you belongs to me). In these situations, my life was not in jeopardy, but they do remain part of how you construct and conceptualize race and black identity. Due to my life experiences, I‘m able to navigate these moments with ease and realize that I don’t have to explain why I exist in a space. I don’t allow incidents like that to go unaddressed
                      nor do I tolerate them in my workspace or within the dynamics of my family. I’ve called my father to the table when he makes off colored remarks that he’s oblivious about. That’s how you make spaces better for all people, it’s not that damn hard!
                      I have a friend who is black and she was an attorney for the city (now in private practice and doing really well). She moved into a nice upscale apartment and the day she moved in, as she was unloading her moving truck, some racist punk (or two or more) called the cops on her because the "neighbors" couldn't believe that she actually lived there. Just nasty nasty hurtful stuff.

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                        #71
                        yup, people reporting that they'd be peacefully protesting, then a bunch of guys rolls up, start smashing windows and setting fires, then just leaving. Seems like a dangerously mixed bag of characters. Also, police aren't helping any since literally everything is filmed, and some are acting out like the cop that killed george. I seen one video where an elderly man with a cane standing by a bus stop, likely confused, was pushed to the ground by police. Militarized police is the kind of stuff that is really setting people off and will undoubtably result in more deaths and destruction.

                        https://www.independent.co.uk/news/w...-a9541126.html

                        https://www.theverge.com/2020/5/31/2...t-george-floyd
                        Last edited by ~bs; 06-01-2020, 12:37 AM.

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                          #72
                          Eerily silent are Lebron James, Michelle & Barrack, Al Sharpton, Rev Jesse Jackson.

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                            #73
                            There was some action in Pittsburgh.

                            It seems to be the same old anarchy crowd just using this as an excuse to destroy things
                            Brian

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                              #74
                              Curfew tonight is 6 pm in Los Angeles. West Covina today Eastland Mall scheduled for protest.

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                                #75
                                Long Beach & Santa Monica implemented 1:00 pm business district curfews and 4:00 pm citywide curfews today. They got looted hard on Sunday.

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