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Violent protest in downtown Atlanta over killing of activist

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Everybody has a right to protest, peacefully. Those that don’t can’t complain about the consequences.

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Everybody has a right to protest, peacefully. Those that don’t can’t complain about the consequences

Yes. To make excuses for this kind of violence on partisan grounds is pathetic.

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A protest over the police shooting the criminal who shot the police,

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They are literally called Treehouse Antifa and have social media and a webpage.

The GBI said about 25 campsites were located and removed Wednesday and mortar-style fireworks, edged weapons, pellet rifles, gas masks and a blow torch were recovered.

Oh yeah prep for the “peaceful” protest they planned right?

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to mourn the death of the protester, a nonbinary person who went by the name Tortuguita and used they/it pronouns.

This loses any relevance once “they” decide to shoot a police officer.

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@Blacklabel

Good to see you roundly criticise violence in this way with no excuses, minimizing or buts. This violence is unacceptable regardless of your political views.

Your no exceptions made approach is admirable.

Thumbs up.

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But Politics would not allow these people to be detained on the way to the event as they should have been. They were very clear in their messaging that violence and revenge was on their mind.

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Third world..

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Nothing peaceful about their protest. They posted prior messages on social media channels to ‘prepare to go to battle’.

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I would be much more trusting of police claims if there was video from body cams. How can there be none in such a large operation?

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This makes me suspicious of whether the state trooper actually planted in his stomach the bullet that came from this activist's handgun.

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I would be much more trusting of police claims if there was video from body cams. How can there be none in such a large operation?

A very good point.

Has anyone got any good explanations for this?

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JimizoToday  12:41 pm JST

A very good point. 

Has anyone got any good explanations for this?

There is no law in Georgia that requires police to wear body cams, and no law that requires them to record if they are wearing it,

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So if police are harmed by protesters, you would consider the protest to be a riot and would condemn it? Just want to establish how you define things across the board. especially with regards to a little event that occurred a few years ago in Washington DC.

Blacklabel

This loses any relevance once “they” decide to shoot a police officer.

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none are Georgia residents.

That's key. They were 6 imported violent people at thinking they'd get away with their actions and disappear back to their normal lives after.

About 80% of the time, I trust the GBI, but in the actions on Wednesday, it seems that none of the officers there (it was police, GBI and FBI involved) had body cams. That's a little suspicious to me. They arrested 7 people that evening. According to the news here, no eco protestor has ever been killed before in the US.

The non-law enforcement people on Wednesday say that the GBI trooper shot was hit by other law enforcement people shooting. The firearm found was supposed to be owed by one of the eco terrorists and was used in some other shootings. That's the claim from police.

Whenever the protesters call themselves "forest defenders", I want to check their water for drugs, but I don't usually think to look for firearms. Based on other items found in their illegal camp, they were illegally hunting small animals and living off the land. It is illegal to kill almost any wild animal large enough for food/cooking in the metro area. We cannot kill squirrels here, unless the squirrels are damaging our housing. Same applies for everything larger.

According to police, this group of protestors has used “Arson, attacking citizens, shooting police officers, using explosives,” previously, so I can understand why law enforcement wouldn't be nearly as tolerant on Saturday evening.

My pronoun is "the dude", since that seems important.

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I am not too sure what pronouns have to do with anything here.

It would be better if there were bodycam footage for everyone not least the police to more credibly defend their investigation.

That there is no law about it would seem to be more of an invitation for legislative action that an excuse.

But if you shoot at a cop, you’re going to deserve what you get. This guy got what was coming to him.

Hopefully, the violent protesters will be held to account as well.

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Edit: Replace "violent protesters" with "rioters."

It's not semantics. Words mean things.

And replace them with "freedom fighters", "revolutionaries" , "activists", "patriots", "thugs" , "looters".

The semantic lesson is meaningless unless you parse what differentiates them in this particular situation.

Which is probably beyond your abilities but take a look at it.

A protest against an increasingly militarized police force results in the death of a protester.

You can look at the cause of the protestors being out on the streets as well as the particular circumstances of this confrontation.

The Georgia authorities will most probably be the arbiters.

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A protest against an increasingly militarized police force results in the death of a protester.

No a protester shooting a policeman in the stomach resulted in the death of that same “protester”

hint to arrestees: if you can scream “I cant breathe” at 90 decibels, well….you can breathe.

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I have no problem with violent protests if necessary in the face of abuse of power. The last root that fits this is the 67 Detroit riots. Not even Rodney (mescaline head speeding through city streets resisting arrest) King was a legitimate reason for violent riots.

invalid CSRF

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Yes. To make excuses for this kind of violence on partisan grounds is pathetic.

Didn't see much of that preaching for partisan unity the Summer 2020 when the burning/looting of businesses, death of 25+ and destroyed livelihoods was "justified." Oh and Antifa either "didn't exist" or weren't actual people but an "ideology." Don't forget the who's who of politicians were out supporting the mayhem. Where are they now? I guess no elections in the near future so no need to act concerned.

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I have no problem with violent protests if necessary in the face of abuse of power..

Right.. only that abuse of power is by these rioters..

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The GBI said about 25 campsites were located and removed Wednesday and mortar-style fireworks, edged weapons, pellet rifles, gas masks and a blow torch were recovered.

Not geared up for a peaceful

protest but to maim and murder.

Not acceptable!!!

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Typical MSM, no background information on this story.

Well, who knew this had been going on for many many months, since May of last year at least. ANTIFA setting up an ANTIFA-declared autonomous zone. Things were bound to get nasty when these lost losers get involved.

So the shot "protestor" was inside his tent, wouldn't come out when the police told him to, then fired shots from the tent. Whada coward.

On Tuesday, May 19, the radical activists allegedly threw a Molotov cocktail into the construction site, which burst into flames just yards away from where three officers were standing. The fire department responded just moments later to put out the blaze.

Police also responded to reports of an incendiary device found on nearby Key Road that did not ignite.

https://www.conservativefreepress.com/2022/05/20/antifa-part-of-a-new-autonomous-zone-in-georgia/

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America is definitely in a societal mess

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