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Q: Do you know why we have laws and rule of law?

It amazes me how people can be completely ignorant of history.

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/a801360f-ddc2-32e6-b5f0-773dfaaf9f5a/ss_phi...

 

(I'm not judging just pointing out facts)

 

The purpose of law and order is to prevent individuals from seeking justice themselves, creating mass violence in society because this is how people are. This is is normal and understandable. 

Police brutality in the 60s led to the Black Panthers in the 70s

Police brutality in the 1990s  led to the Rodney King riots

 

 

When it is perceived that attacks on group A by members of group B (even though it's only a marginal percentage) are going unpunished by the law then a member of group A or members will seek justice themselves. No one is judging right or wrong , this is just a normal and predictable response.

 

Which is why someone taking it upon themselves to seek vengeance on the Muslim community is understandable, not encouraged but understandable. I don't control it and no one is saying the victims will deserve it because chances are they're innocent. Look at history and you'll see this pattern. Now the London mosque attack seems to be a nutter racist (waiting for more info) not part of this pattern, but I could be wrong on that.

 

Present your facts and tell me I'm wrong in my observations. 

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Rodney Glen King (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012) was a taxi driver who became internationally known after being beaten byLos Angeles Police Department officers following a high-speed car chase on March 3, 1991. A witness, George Holliday, videotaped much of the beating from his balcony, and sent the footage to local news station KTLA. The footage shows four officers surrounding King, several of them striking him repeatedly, while other officers stood by. Parts of the footage were aired around the world, and raised public concern about police treatment of minorities in the United States.

Rodney King

King in April 2012

BornRodney Glen King
April 2, 1965
Sacramento, California, U.S.DiedJune 17, 2012 (aged 47)
Rialto, California, U.S.Cause of deathDrowning-drug overdoseResting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood HillsOccupationAuthor, Taxi DriverKnown forVictim of police brutalityNotable workThe Riot Within: My Journey from Rebellion to RedemptionSpouse(s)Daneta Lyles
(m. 1985–1988, divorced)
Crystal Waters
(m. 1989–1996, divorced)Partner(s)Cynthia Kelley[1] (2010–2012; his death)

Four officers were charged with assault with a deadly weapon and use of excessive force. Three were acquitted of all charges. The jury acquitted the fourth officer of assault with a deadly weapon but failed to reach a verdict on the use of excessive force. The jury deadlocked at 8–4 in favor of acquittal at the state level.

Within hours of the acquittals, the six-day 1992 Los Angeles riots started, in which 55 people were killed and over 2,000 were injured, ending only when the California national guard was called in.

The acquittals also led to the federal government's obtaining grand jury indictments for violations of King's civil rights. The trial of the four in a federal district court ended on April 16, 1993, with two of the officers being found guilty and subsequently imprisoned. The other two were acquitted again.

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You're not wrong Ted, but I think predictable is a better word than understandable.

 

Back when China hosted the Olympics, the torch was going through France and some group was there protesting the Chinese Government. It's France, so they had the right to be there and there was probably no way to stop them even if anyone cared enough to want to.

 

Of course it hit the media here and the locals got hysterical... going on like it was the whole of France ( and by extension the whole of Waiguo) led by the government going against poor little China when it was just a handful of activists waving banners. There were mobs outside Carrefour intimidating anyone who went in and I'm sure a lot of White faces got some attitude too regardless of where they were from. That was predictable to probably anyone who has spent time in China because that's how it usually goes, but I wouldn't say understandable unless you're an idiot.

 

I think that London guy's reaction is pretty much the same. Predictable, but not really understandable.

 

RE the London guy.. from what I remember reading he is an unemployed mechanic, his wife recently left him and everyone who knows him describes him as a drunken trouble maker who was known for starting fights. Someone who knows him described him as being a f****** c***.

 

I don't have a link here but it was in a lot of papers so you could easily google up an article.

 

 

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Seems to be a one way street sometimes regarding freedom of speech.
It's ok for people to march in support of islam but if you dare say anything contrary to that you are attacked for it both physically and verbally.
Most of the physical stuff from what i read in news stories is started by the pro group.

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Actually law and justice are quite different aspects of transgressions ...law is advisory...justice is consequential

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actually u are wrong police brutality did not not lead to the riots of the rodney king beating the riotd didnt happen till,almost 2 years later after a jury found the officers not guilty if the officers were found guilty it would never had happen so what ever u think the justice system and jury did not find the ifficers guilty but a mob thought otherwise and they were so smart they burnt down there whole city looted the local stores...so did they riot and burn down there own city for rodney loot the local stores for rodney dont think so

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talking about a poser u realy have know clue u are a true idiot that makes stories up to act like a big man a real bser your like cnn fake news bs roodney king beaten on msrch 3 rd 1991 officers found not guilty april 30 th 1992 at 1 45 riots started april 30 30 th appx 1 hour later know your facts before u write bullshit articles that are not true u liar

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all users that read this guys trash he is a liar and makes up stories that are not true dont believe any thing this guy says a comlete fabricator of the truth

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Rodney Glen King (April 2, 1965 – June 17, 2012) was a taxi driver who became internationally known after being beaten byLos Angeles Police Department officers following a high-speed car chase on March 3, 1991. A witness, George Holliday, videotaped much of the beating from his balcony, and sent the footage to local news station KTLA. The footage shows four officers surrounding King, several of them striking him repeatedly, while other officers stood by. Parts of the footage were aired around the world, and raised public concern about police treatment of minorities in the United States.

Rodney King

King in April 2012

BornRodney Glen King
April 2, 1965
Sacramento, California, U.S.DiedJune 17, 2012 (aged 47)
Rialto, California, U.S.Cause of deathDrowning-drug overdoseResting placeForest Lawn Memorial Park, Hollywood HillsOccupationAuthor, Taxi DriverKnown forVictim of police brutalityNotable workThe Riot Within: My Journey from Rebellion to RedemptionSpouse(s)Daneta Lyles
(m. 1985–1988, divorced)
Crystal Waters
(m. 1989–1996, divorced)Partner(s)Cynthia Kelley[1] (2010–2012; his death)

Four officers were charged with assault with a deadly weapon and use of excessive force. Three were acquitted of all charges. The jury acquitted the fourth officer of assault with a deadly weapon but failed to reach a verdict on the use of excessive force. The jury deadlocked at 8–4 in favor of acquittal at the state level.

Within hours of the acquittals, the six-day 1992 Los Angeles riots started, in which 55 people were killed and over 2,000 were injured, ending only when the California national guard was called in.

The acquittals also led to the federal government's obtaining grand jury indictments for violations of King's civil rights. The trial of the four in a federal district court ended on April 16, 1993, with two of the officers being found guilty and subsequently imprisoned. The other two were acquitted again.

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