Originally Posted by Nil
Threatening violence, pointing guns at cops, and saying you're ready to kill federal agents is a whole different ball game than annoying, mostly peaceful protests that shut down streets and random buildings for a few hours at most.
Imagine Ferguson if all the protesters were armed and had snipers aiming at the police. Do you think people would shrug at that also?
Occupy shut some things down for months and generally created a toxic waste dump at some of their "camps" like Zucotti Park and Occupy L.A. tent city I think the bolded is an incorrect framing for the big OWS protests. They became events unto themselves.
BLM is now greater than Ferguson and has been for some time. But let's, "Burn this mother fucker down."
The guns are problematic, and I singled them out as a differentiating factor in my first reply to Ethan, as well as they need to prosecute to the fullest extent of the law acts like pointing guns at cops. If ever there was a time for cops to shoot that would be it. It's not that I condone the actions of these asshats, as I certainly do not, but Ethan's gleeful reporting on them needed some push back.