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Re: “The Top 10 underreported stories of 2016-17

or perhaps you do not understand what the point is... police kill blacks because they do not use the proper restraints... get it???

Posted by happyfew on 10/10/2017 at 3:48 PM

Re: “The Top 10 underreported stories of 2016-17

your arguments are ridiculous and not worthy of a response. you have no idea of which you speak and only accent this with your clueless response. what I stated stands... you aren't black so all you do is whine about something you are not capable of understanding... period.

Posted by happyfew on 10/10/2017 at 3:45 PM

Re: “The Top 10 underreported stories of 2016-17

@happy few, not sure where you got race out of my comments. Read them again and tell me where it says things should be handled differently, based on race. I don't see it there.

Or, are you just one of those typical people who start name calling with their favorite buzz-word labels any time you don't agree with someone? I don't see where you offered any suggestions, just a bunch of name calling and whining.

Posted by Mike Randall on 10/10/2017 at 3:19 PM

Re: “The Top 10 underreported stories of 2016-17

white privilege at its finest... if it were white people being shot three times as often, statistically, you might care...

nobody is complaining about the obvious circumstances, but the ones where someone is sitting in a car or running away... are you nervous about being shot when you are stopped by a cop????? think about it...

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Posted by happyfew on 10/10/2017 at 1:44 PM

Re: “The Top 10 underreported stories of 2016-17

Oh, I just love the "police reforms" mentioned under #10.

2) Limit the kinds of force that can be used to respond to specific forms of resistance.

Yeah, that's it. Make it real complicated. Maybe they could carry a laminated card in their pocket with a wild matrix on it that, when something horrible is unfolding in front of them, they can pull out and study for a while before deciding what they can or can't do, if they live long enough to take action and try and save your life.

4) Require officers to give a verbal warning before using force.

Yeah, that always will work well. Someone is beating your loved one to death with a baseball bat. But, instead of immediately using deadly force to stop it, the officer will take a bit of time to provide the suspect with a now legally required verbal warning, allowing them to get a few extra fatal wacks in, before taking action. Or like the shooter in Las Vegas. Yep, I can see it now. "Sir, can I take a shot at him?" "No, the line in his room is still ringing and we haven't been able to warn him yet. Hang on..."

6) Require officers to exhaust all alternatives to deadly force.

Here's an alternative. When some crazy is armed and shooting up your neighborhood, the cops will just decide on an alternative, like going to get lunch, until the neighborhood is quiet again, and then they will respond and clean up the mess. But since it says to "exhaust all alternatives", when the guy is shooting, the cops must first arm wrestle him, then pepper spray him, they try a tazer, then tear gas, then go and find a dog to bite him, then the verbal judo, then a few other things. Dang, the guy will probably run out of ammo before the cop is done going to the list.

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Posted by Mike Randall on 10/10/2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “Blazin 98.5 fans the flames of hip-hop nostalgia

Damien Damani is what this station needed to make it go!!

Posted by oldskewlmusicfan on 10/09/2017 at 8:37 AM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

I'm as far left as they come, and I support armed self defense. However, yea this is a bad look. Like the commenter above me said, they just bought random guns. I get that a panic sets in after Cville, so I'm forgiving of it but they make us all look bad. They need 2 learn.

Posted by James Turner on 10/05/2017 at 8:25 AM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

If your goal is crowd defense, you should have side arms not rifles. Look at the secret service.

Posted by James Turner on 10/05/2017 at 8:16 AM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

LOL.... if you don't know a lot about firearms, find someone who does, have them look at the pictures with this article and tell you their opinion. You will find that their opinion, after they are done laughing, is that these jokers have bought themselves some cheap junk guns, don't know how to set them up properly, and would likely live a very short time in an actual gun battle.

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Posted by Mike Randall on 10/03/2017 at 4:20 PM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

Would it be okay if people who are truly progressive -- that is, renouncing violence in all forms -- declined the so-called "protection" that this group of mixed up people wants to offer? I understand that neo-nazis and reactionaries are bad and can be violent against those who oppose them, but nothing is to be gained by empoloying those same tactics. We need to work for a world free of violence and guns, and learn different, peaceful methods if our world is to evolve and survive. I suspect that the turn out will dwindle at future protests that this group is involved with, as few anti-Trump policy people feel comfortable with their actions. They might as well be working for the other side if they are going to be introducing guns on the side of the opposition movement. I never thought I'd hear the words "guns" and "progressive" used in the same sentence.....

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Posted by prairie chix on 10/02/2017 at 12:34 PM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

Owning a weapon does not make you a violent person nor does it make you right or left. Many threats were made against local protestors. What would you do? Just quit showing up? Then those threatening win.

The 2nd amendment is for all. These people have been training and continue to train in proper use and care. They are not stock piling weapons and ammunition as so many did just because there was a black President.

If owning a rifle or gun means you are planning a war then we need to review the 2nd amendment. You cannot live in a state that allows open carry then complain when someone does.

Don't like it? Go vote to change the 2nd amendment or open carry. Get active quit word whipping those who follow the law of the land.

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Posted by justintime on 10/02/2017 at 9:23 AM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

I'd pay good money for the limp-wristed sissies to start a "redneck revolution". They think they can just go buy a cheap ass gun,shoot a few rounds at a paper target and take on millions of Americans who were born and raised shooting and killing shit since they were old enough to pick up a gun. On top of that,the overwhelming majority of the military,vets and cops would be on our side as well so the fairies wouldn't last five fucking minutes in a real gun fight.

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Posted by Mike Oxyuge on 10/01/2017 at 2:49 PM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

...defended colored protesters.
Well that was mighty white of them, bless their little hearts. Was that back in 65 or 67?

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Posted by rangesaf on 09/30/2017 at 2:56 PM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

Fyi liberals are not leftist, just about any variety of socialist supports the arming of the working class

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Posted by David Roemer on 09/30/2017 at 12:49 PM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

How come in this story they are all carrying "semi-automatic rifles" and in every other story targeting the pro-gun lobby, the NRA, republicans or ANY other group they would have been labeled "assault weapons"

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Posted by Jamie Craig on 09/29/2017 at 2:11 PM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

A lot of fascist enablers in the comments here, taking various forms:

* Fascists in cover, using false equivalencies to forward a narrative that both sides are just as bad (yeah, wanting to gas jews is just as bad as not wanting to?), in order to keep liberals from going left and opposing them, when they're acutely aware liberals will never explicitly join them, even though liberals have a history of supporting fascists in the end, as they did in the Weimar Republic

* Pacifist concern trolls who would rather let the fascists kill people in silence rather than hear those people fight back, because their personal comfort is more important than the ability of other people to live, since they know the people they claim to abhor so much don't have them in their sights

* Denialist concern trolls begging the question of how fascism and white supremacy are defined. I'll lay these out for you:
- Fascism: corporate and government elite in collusion to maintain a strict hierarchy, modified by extreme "futurist" mentality and obsession with systemic efficiency, fueled by a complete rejection of egalitarianism
- White supremacy: the belief that whites are both somehow physiologically superior and must own and control everything on the planet, at the expense of (and often by the killing of) other ethnic groups

* Outright reactionaries who are incapable of introspective thought, taking criticism as signs they are "doing something right" which is a manifestation of an antisocial (in the clinical sense) worldview, who want to act with complete impunity, even - or especially - if it means the destruction of others or their works, because they get off to the idea of screwing someone else over, like sociopaths

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Posted by Dissident Rage on 09/29/2017 at 1:50 PM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

Lost me at 'the police are there to keep protesters safe' but then again, I am a St Louisan.

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Posted by Nestor Kropotkin on 09/29/2017 at 10:23 AM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

Also the problem for them is that they never received any tactical training besides shooting cans of organic oatmeal beer.
The people they claim to revolutionize against have grown up up with firearms, shooting and hunting. It'll be a very one sided fight

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Posted by Frederic Baker on 09/29/2017 at 7:46 AM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

To say that 3% groups defend Nazis is pretty indicative of a biased slant. A lot of the oathkeeper and 3% groups actually are pretty anti-nazi and defended colored protesters against Nazis in Charlottesville.

And when you consider that this is their second time training and most three percenter groups have hundreds if not thousands of hours underneath their belt, well, just saying.

Anyone anytime in American decides to understand firearms and defend themselves as a good thing in my eye. But to be so intensely divisive is just feeding into the hegelian dialectic of the ruling class.

Their divide and conquer is working all too well.

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Posted by Joel Aigner on 09/29/2017 at 6:54 AM

Re: “The left's answer to emboldened white supremacists? A militia of their own.

First of all it's $250 Kel Tec Sub2000 Gen1 he is so ostentatiously holding in his paws. Quite laughably to begin with... Not mentioning the airsoft scope that redhead has on her AR.
The heroic language this article is written in is worrying. Now these leftists are actually pushing for armed, poorly equipped and poorly trained groups to mingle with crowds against whoever they disagree with.
A recipe for disaster

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Posted by Frederic Baker on 09/29/2017 at 6:30 AM

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