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Park confrontation    The Newsy You: News of Today

Started May-26 by Showtalk; 2402 views.
Jeri (azpaints) said:

Arrest records from Minneapolis... https://www.mprnews.org/story/2020/05/30/outsiders-extremists-are-among-those-fomenting-violence-in-twin-cities?fbclid=IwAR1_4egqqp1Rj_tJAhq9srkpU_A90CuQw2EQ8yGqpi0JziyM9cUxzwAMbvU

Yep, it kind of confirms more than one bunch that has come in to escalate things for their own agenda.

and this paragraph speaks volumes about agents provocateur and a climate where such things can happen with impunity:

... Turner Bargen, who saw a truck with a Three Percenters symbol on it, said he was afraid to confront the person, and afraid to call the police because he didn’t want an innocent person to get hurt by a police department that he no longer trusts. ...

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Ross said he thinks far-right extremist groups like Three Percenters and Boogaloo Bois are causing violence in the Twin Cities, as are some protesters angry about generations of institutional racism.  ... “It’s a complex ecosystem of a movement and you are seeing different groups contending to shift the balance in different directions,” Ross said. “There is an element of provocation emerging. And I think that probably comes from within as well as from without.”  ...

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Staff

From: Showtalk

May-31

What is their purpose?

Showtalk
Staff

From: Showtalk

May-31

If it’s true, it sounds sinister.

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Staff

From: Showtalk

May-31

It could be a combination of local frustration and outside agitation.  Combined with being locked inside for months, people are itching to get out.  Although, none of these protestors or rioters are distancing. Wearing a mask is not distancing. So why aren’t any of them worried about COVID?

Showtalk said:

It could be a combination of local frustration and outside agitation. Combined with being locked inside for months, people are itching to get out. Although, none of these protestors or rioters are distancing. Wearing a mask is not distancing. So why aren’t any of them worried about COVID?

Those too. All of those ingredients put a lot of people near the flashpoint, and all that is needed is a triggering event to set it off, and then it just feeds on itself.

A few people see this as cover to "go have fun" which means to just break things and watch the pretty flames, and let their inner sociopath off its leash to run amok. Those are the kind who will burn and smash and destroy stuff just for the lulz of taking out whatever anger they have on other people's property.

And then there's those who see it as a chance to finally "get back at the man" and take what they believe should have been theirs except for their failing to win life's lottery.

And all combined, much like when a wildfire gets well established, it "makes its own weather". Witness "fire tornadoes" as a meteorology or chemistry / physics analogy to how a riot erupts.

Then social media makes it possible for riot mob mentality to spread to places, much like wind blown embers, far beyond where it could have in the pre-telecommunication days. So a situation that maybe in 1830 would have burned itself out in a single night, and we wouldn't even know about it for maybe 3 more months, can spread globally in a matter of hours.

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Staff

From: Showtalk

May-31

Someone who lives in a hot zone said the locals are out during the day and are relatively peaceful and curious, and many are angry. The real damage happens at night. Even Progressive San Francisco brought in National Guard and tear gas, and set up an 8 pm curfew.  Since it gets dark around 8, there can be no night activity.

Jeri (azpaints)

From: Jeri (azpaints)

May-31

Our local news caster said when he got to Scottsdale!!!  Fashion Mall the first thing he saw was two men, civilians, carrying AR 15 type guns with handguns in their hips.  He said in 20 yrs of covering protests last night had an entirely different feel.  The protesters - rioters - were targeting high end stores in the mall and breaking windows and then looting the stores.  Scottsdale Fashion Mall is Scottsdale s Rodeo drive, one $ level down, very pricey, very "in".  This is the newscaster whose crew ate was attacked and beaten.

IMHO, this has nothing to do with Floyd's death and was an excuse to loot.  Stores were set afire.  The damage shown was horrible.

 

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Staff

From: Showtalk

May-31

Organized theft.  Are they arresting people?  Rodeo Drive was attacked yesterday.  That was not random.  I doubt many Beverly Hills residents are rioting and stealing from their own city.

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