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[–] canbot 4 points 10 points (+14|-4) ago 

If the KKK runs a rampage through the ghetto because a black guy killed a white person, the police have a responsibility to stop that rampage. One person killing another person does not justify a genocide. If there is pervasive racism and xenophobia the police also have a responsibility to protect the minority group. These are not contradictory, except in the mind of a racist.


[–] Subway_Bernie_Goetz 1 point 23 points (+24|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Yes, if the KKK is rampaging. But they aren't. The usual refrain after immigrant violence is "oh no, there might be a backlash!" There never is one. That is what makes the focus on "preventing a backlash" over everything else so ridiculous. Again, let's review the immigrant violence narrative:

  1. Immigrant commits savage, grisly, heinous crime with a distinctly third-world flavor to it against a white (decapitation, for instance)

  2. Government implies that whites are racist and are about hurt lots of immigrants.

  3. Whites do nothing.

  4. Rinse and repeat.


[–] whatthehelldamnguy 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

And if the immigrants are the racists ones who specifically target white people the police have no responsibility at all? Otherwise they would be racist I guess.


[–] canbot ago 

Are you really suggesting that the police don't protect people from immigrants? Just because it happened doesn't mean the police allowed it to happen.


[–] corsairio 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Why should we protect other races?


[–] canbot 0 points 1 point (+1|-0) ago 

Because they are human too.


[–] chuck45532 ago 

Can we have a little consistency in your views here, please?

We saw in Ferguson and Baltimore that the police did NOT stop the rioting, looting, and burning. In Baltimore, the mayor actually ordered the police to stand down and give the rioters "space to destroy". In Ferguson, the owner of the market that Micheal Brown robbed had his store looted multiple times. An Asian-owned store called Beautytown fared even worse. It was looted 3 times between the shooting of Michael Brown and the handing down of the decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson before finally being burned to the ground the week of the riots. In Baltimore, the middle-eastern owner of a pizza shop not only had his establishment burned to the ground, they actually tried to set HIM on fire too! These are the innocent minorities being terrorized by the majority black residents of those cities.

You say that you believe the police have the responsibility to protect minorities from rampagers. If only you can apply that same belief when the rampagers are black. But we all know that to the black lives matter activists, any attempt to do so by the police would face accusations of "racism", and I suspect you would be one of those on the front lines hurling those accusations.