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Where Were the Soldier-Cops at Bundy Ranch?

Posted by on Aug. 19, 2014 at 10:21 PM
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Where Were the Soldier-Cops at Bundy Ranch?

By Marc Ash, Reader Supported News

19 August 14

 

othing could better illustrate the reality of anti-African-American bias in America today than the stark contrast between what happened at the Bundy Ranch in Nevada and what is happening in Ferguson, Missouri. The response to those two events is a portal to the soul of a nation that still belongs to Jim Crow.

In Nevada, a rancher defied a federal court order with the support of hundreds of heavily armed self-styled militia members. Together they confronted federal agents attempting to serve a warrant, in some cases training their weapons on the agents.

In Ferguson, Missouri, following the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old black man by a white police officer, angry black residents left their homes, stood unarmed in the streets, and faced down a fully militarized, almost entirely white police force. Yes, looting of local businesses is taking place, but it began after the entirely peaceful protests were met by Ferguson Police in full combat mode.

To understand the state of race relations in America in the year 2014, you need look no further than the reactions by state and federal law enforcement to the two events.

In Nevada, state and federal law enforcement simply walked away, doing so, they said, “in the name of public safety.” The federal warrant remains unserved to this day.

In Ferguson, the guns remain pointed at the people, black people specifically. What started out as a shocking display of what can happen when a civilian police force adopts military methods and equipment has now become exponentially more volatile as the “real military” arrives, in the form of the Missouri National Guard.

Where was the full military response when it was really appropriate in Nevada? The Bundy Ranch incident was a far more aggressive assault on law and order than the defensive action in Ferguson. There was no response in Nevada – and an overwhelming, fully militarized response in Ferguson. Why? White fear.

To a white-dominated America, angry black folks in the streets are far more terrifying than the most heavily armed whites, regardless of the circumstances.

In reality, the white para-military Ferguson police are more closely aligned ideologically, and more likely to be sympathetic with the white so-called militiamen that defied federal agents at the Bundy Ranch than they are to oppose them. Both groups are largely comprised of members with military training and experience. The tactics each group employed at Bundy Ranch and Ferguson clearly relied on military methods. The views of both groups are equally hostile to African-Americans as well, as their words and actions clearly demonstrate.

During times of African-American unrest there is always a common refrain: “No justice, no peace.” In Ferguson, as across America today, there is no justice or peace.

How may deaths will it take?

by on Aug. 19, 2014 at 10:21 PM
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-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Aug. 19, 2014 at 10:22 PM
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pvtjokerus
by Platinum Member on Aug. 19, 2014 at 11:04 PM
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Where were the thugs destroying the property and land? 

Funny.....there were no riots in Billings, Montana  recently when a cop shot a thug in his car when the thug looked to be reaching for a weapon.  No riots, no stealing and no destroying property.........

AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Aug. 20, 2014 at 12:18 AM
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All I can say is I told you so. I said that these supposed patriots wouldn't be do willing to support their fellow Americans if they were black and lived in a town. White guys get to choose to break the law and demand that the law back down. But black people are expected to always follow the law and work within it even when it has been written to exclude them. But to mention that means that I'm just perpetuating racism. I need to act like it doesn't ever happen to make it go away. At least that's what racists say
AdrianneHill
by Platinum Member on Aug. 20, 2014 at 12:23 AM
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What about the thugs who pointed assault rifles at police? They didn't even get arrested

Quoting pvtjokerus:

Where were the thugs destroying the property and land? 


Funny.....there were no riots in Billings, Montana  recently when a cop shot a thug in his car when the thug looked to be reaching for a weapon.  No riots, no stealing and no destroying property.........

turtle68
by Mahinaarangi on Aug. 20, 2014 at 1:23 AM
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they arent thugs ...they are patriots.  Patriots with guns get a pass.   Black people without guns and protesting are out to threaten society and possibly kill patriots.

Quoting AdrianneHill: What about the thugs who pointed assault rifles at police? They didn't even get arrested
Quoting pvtjokerus:

Where were the thugs destroying the property and land? 

Funny.....there were no riots in Billings, Montana  recently when a cop shot a thug in his car when the thug looked to be reaching for a weapon.  No riots, no stealing and no destroying property.........


Its.me.Sam.
by Gold Member on Aug. 20, 2014 at 1:52 AM

from what i can tell cops retreat when theyre not gonna be able to help/outnumbered/its too dangerous.  here in l.a. the cops stayed out of our riots for a while .. also said it was for safety reasons.
 

Della529
by Matlock on Aug. 20, 2014 at 3:34 AM
Bump for later.
-Celestial-
by Pepperlynn on Aug. 20, 2014 at 9:56 AM

Thanks for the feature..

GLWerth
by Gina on Aug. 20, 2014 at 9:58 AM
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That "sovereign citizen" guy in Texas who set a trap and fired on police when they came didn't end up dead either. I think it was last week.

Quoting AdrianneHill: What about the thugs who pointed assault rifles at police? They didn't even get arrested
Quoting pvtjokerus:

Where were the thugs destroying the property and land? 

Funny.....there were no riots in Billings, Montana  recently when a cop shot a thug in his car when the thug looked to be reaching for a weapon.  No riots, no stealing and no destroying property.........


3xangel
by Member on Aug. 20, 2014 at 10:32 AM
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