The black community has every right to protest unjust laws: Your letters

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Sally White

Houston, TX

#1 Jul 17, 2013
Blacks have a right to protest, but don't have a right to do this...

"I looked up and I see all the protesters, they're everywhere," said Georgia, who asked that her last name not be used. "So, we got into the traffic and they're stopping us and not letting us go."

Georgia was on her way to Texas Children's Hospital in the Medical Center because her 7-year-old granddaughter was having an allergic reaction to some medication.

Georgia's daughter was driving and tried to go around the demonstrators by driving on the grassy shoulder.

"One of them was hitting the windshield and I was just screaming,'We've got to get to the hospital,' and they were screaming and chanting," she said. "All I could think of was, I got to get my granddaughter to the hospital."

"My mom rolled down the window," said Georgia's daughter. "She said,'We're trying to get my granddaughter to the hospital,' and a guy just started hitting her."

A Local 2 camera covering the protest recorded the entire incident. On the video you could see Georgia sitting in the front seat of an SUV, she had her window down and you can see a man reach in and grab her. Georgia said she was hit.

Since: May 10

Location hidden

#2 Jul 17, 2013
That can lead to greater tragedy if the driver is nuts.

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Feb 28, 2011... police are questioning a man who drove his car through a crowd of dozens of ... Driver Plows Through Pack Of Cyclists, Claims Self-Defense.

Car Plows Into Crowd Celebrating Dutch Queen - The New York Times
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Car Plows Into Parade Crowd, Dozens Injured - YouTube
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May 1, 2009 ... The man who drove his car into a crowd of parade spectators and killed five ... A car plows into the crowd waiting for the visit of the royal family in ... He told one of the first police officers to rush to his car that the attack was ...

Driver Plows Through Pack Of Cyclists, Claims Self-Defense

by BILL CHAPPELL

February 28, 2011 6:13 PM

Brazilian police are questioning a man who drove his car through a crowd of dozens of bicyclists, injuring at least 16 riders who were taking part in a group ride to raise awareness of cyclists on city streets.

The driver of a black Volkswagen accelerated as he drove through the center of a pack of riders in the monthly Critical Mass bike ride Friday evening, in the southern city of Porto Alegre. More than 100 riders are believed to have been participating in the event.

Several participants and bystanders recorded the incident, in videos that have now made their way online. The graphic footage shows people being tossed aside, even as some riders lay across the hood of the car after being struck.

According to the blog The Urban Country, the driver, identified in several reports as Ricardo Neis, 47, told police Monday that he had acted in self defense.

Here's a video of the incident currently on YouTube and a WARNING: it's a graphic, closeup view of an event going from peaceful to tragic in mere seconds, around the :50 mark:
Sally White

Houston, TX

#3 Jul 17, 2013
What does any of that have to do with the article?

You really need to change your name from 'Brainiac' to 'below average thinker'.
Brainiac2 wrote:
That can lead to greater tragedy if the driver is nuts.
Driver Plows Through Critical Mass Bike Ride; Claims Self-Defense ...
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/03/0... ...
Feb 28, 2011... police are questioning a man who drove his car through a crowd of dozens of ... Driver Plows Through Pack Of Cyclists, Claims Self-Defense.
Car Plows Into Crowd Celebrating Dutch Queen - The New York Times
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/01/world/europ...
Apr 30, 2009 ... Car Plows Into Crowd Celebrating Dutch Queen ... The man was severely injured , probably as his car crashed into a stone monument, but police ... The attack raised a host of questions about how the driver could have broken ...
Video - Car Plows Through Pack of Brazilian Bike Riders | Full ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =DZHathcQR8kXX
Feb 28, 2011 ... Gawker reports that the driver of the car was trying to get away from ... Video - Car Plows Through Pack of Brazilian Bike Riders | Full version video .... That guy should be put in a torture chamber for years and years and life in ...
Car Plows Into Parade Crowd, Dozens Injured - YouTube
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
May 19, 2013... others hospitalized after an elderly man drove his car into a crowd of about ... Cell phone video shows London attack sceneby CNN 392,326 ...
Karst Tates, man who drove car into crowd, killing 5 while attemptg ...
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/karst-t... ...
May 1, 2009 ... The man who drove his car into a crowd of parade spectators and killed five ... A car plows into the crowd waiting for the visit of the royal family in ... He told one of the first police officers to rush to his car that the attack was ...
Driver Plows Through Pack Of Cyclists, Claims Self-Defense
by BILL CHAPPELL
February 28, 2011 6:13 PM
Brazilian police are questioning a man who drove his car through a crowd of dozens of bicyclists, injuring at least 16 riders who were taking part in a group ride to raise awareness of cyclists on city streets.
The driver of a black Volkswagen accelerated as he drove through the center of a pack of riders in the monthly Critical Mass bike ride Friday evening, in the southern city of Porto Alegre. More than 100 riders are believed to have been participating in the event.
Several participants and bystanders recorded the incident, in videos that have now made their way online. The graphic footage shows people being tossed aside, even as some riders lay across the hood of the car after being struck.
According to the blog The Urban Country, the driver, identified in several reports as Ricardo Neis, 47, told police Monday that he had acted in self defense.
Here's a video of the incident currently on YouTube and a WARNING: it's a graphic, closeup view of an event going from peaceful to tragic in mere seconds, around the :50 mark:
The_Chad

Valley Springs, CA

#4 Jul 17, 2013
The Treyvon Martin rioters have every right to burn, pillage and loot their neighborhoods. How dare Zimmerman defend himself against MMA style ground and pound fighting. Its a disgrace when an innocent teen boy cant run up and break someones nose and beat their head into the sidewalk! The Treyvon Martin's of the world should never have to worry about their victim fighting back, or being armed! Until the day when people (white people that is) are prohibited from defending themselves from rape, murder robbery or MMA style beatings there should be "peaceful protests" on a nightly basis!
Midnight Oil

United States

#5 Jul 17, 2013
The black community already protest laws every day by disregarding and breaking them. Blacks account for only 12 percent of the population but commit over 50 percent of the crimes in this country. They have a biological predisposition to be criminals and are also taught that behavior in the home at a very early age. Each generation is told their heinous criminal actions are justified because they are "stickin' it to da man". That is why all blacks belong in FEMA camps.
Jumper Returns

Owensboro, KY

#6 Jul 17, 2013
Let them protest.

The sooner they destroy their own comunity for no reason,they can open a new trash dump for the public works.

Everybody wins!
Justa Thawght

Washington, DC

#7 Jul 18, 2013
Why do some of you take George's (Zimmerman) word for what happened, even if in fact he did end up under Trayvon (Martin), getting pounded? Which is the only thing I heard eye-witnesses agree to.
Is it at all possible that Trayvon was defending himself and just got the better of George? Too bad we will never hear Trayvon's side of the story. But I guess it seems a lot of "whites" know for a fact, that Trayvon was no more than a young black male "thug" and had it coming to him anyway! That kind of thinking helps soothe the conscience, I know!
You would think though, that Trayvon would've known to never bring "MMA ground and pound" style fighting, to a gun fight, right! Oh wait, I forgot, Trayvon did not know he would be needing a gun that fateful evening. I guess with that said, George got the better of Trayvon in the end! And with Trayvon dead, it's George's word against ....well...NO ONES! And we all know the half-white dude has to be the "honest saint" in this case! Can't be the young black male thug who may occasionally smoke a little pot! we all know they're good for nothing!
And you wonder why black folks, and white folks, would find this episode so repugnant!

P.S.:I do hope they catch whoever it was that assaulted the people in the car the initial poster spoke about. And I do hope they find them guilty, be they white or black!

“Obsidian Princess”

Since: Sep 09

louisiana

#8 Jul 18, 2013
no ones going to put up with your crimes just because the "justice" system exonerates you.

but we know that street justice IS the answer.

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#9 Jul 18, 2013
The_Chad wrote:
The Treyvon Martin rioters have every right to burn, pillage and loot their neighborhoods. How dare Zimmerman defend himself against MMA style ground and pound fighting. Its a disgrace when an innocent teen boy cant run up and break someones nose and beat their head into the sidewalk! The Treyvon Martin's of the world should never have to worry about their victim fighting back, or being armed! Until the day when people (white people that is) are prohibited from defending themselves from rape, murder robbery or MMA style beatings there should be "peaceful protests" on a nightly basis!
That phagg should not have been stalking Treyvon. Stalking is against the law.

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#10 Jul 18, 2013
Justa Thawght wrote:
Why do some of you take George's (Zimmerman) word for what happened, even if in fact he did end up under Trayvon (Martin), getting pounded? Which is the only thing I heard eye-witnesses agree to.
Is it at all possible that Trayvon was defending himself and just got the better of George? Too bad we will never hear Trayvon's side of the story. But I guess it seems a lot of "whites" know for a fact, that Trayvon was no more than a young black male "thug" and had it coming to him anyway! That kind of thinking helps soothe the conscience, I know!
You would think though, that Trayvon would've known to never bring "MMA ground and pound" style fighting, to a gun fight, right! Oh wait, I forgot, Trayvon did not know he would be needing a gun that fateful evening. I guess with that said, George got the better of Trayvon in the end! And with Trayvon dead, it's George's word against ....well...NO ONES! And we all know the half-white dude has to be the "honest saint" in this case! Can't be the young black male thug who may occasionally smoke a little pot! we all know they're good for nothing!
And you wonder why black folks, and white folks, would find this episode so repugnant!
P.S.:I do hope they catch whoever it was that assaulted the people in the car the initial poster spoke about. And I do hope they find them guilty, be they white or black!
None of that really matters. What Zimmerman said is irrelevant. The whole point is Zimmerman had no right to mess with Treyvon period. Zimmerman was clearly in the wrong.
Ramapithecus Estupidicus

Harrisburg, PA

#11 Jul 18, 2013
Sally White wrote:
What does any of that have to do with the article?
You really need to change your name from 'Brainiac' to 'below average thinker'.
<quoted text>
I see what he's drivin att just fine Mrs dimwits.
your inability to see the relevance proves you a certifiable retard Sallly-not-too-Bright.

“Obsidian Princess”

Since: Sep 09

louisiana

#12 Jul 18, 2013
Abdurratln wrote:
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None of that really matters. What Zimmerman said is irrelevant. The whole point is Zimmerman had no right to mess with Treyvon period. Zimmerman was clearly in the wrong.
zimmermans dad is a retired judge and a Sephardic jew. that is what folk don't understand. we are dealing with power and influence here.

what troubles me is why these bad azz blk men on the streets that would kill one of us for looking at them wrong (according to them)letting this man walk the streets. they should have capped him right after he murdered a defenseless child of our people.
Ramapithecus Estupidicus

Harrisburg, PA

#13 Jul 18, 2013
The_Chad wrote:
The Treyvon Martin rioters have every right to burn, pillage and loot their neighborhoods. How dare Zimmerman defend himself against MMA style ground and pound fighting. Its a disgrace when an innocent teen boy cant run up and break someones nose and beat their head into the sidewalk! The Treyvon Martin's of the world should never have to worry about their victim fighting back, or being armed! Until the day when people (white people that is) are prohibited from defending themselves from rape, murder robbery or MMA style beatings there should be "peaceful protests" on a nightly basis!
Some drivers who are surrounded and attacked might consider the car as a weapon. I would.
Gary

Dallas, TX

#14 Jul 18, 2013
Ramapithecus Estupidicus wrote:
<quoted text>
I see what he's drivin att just fine Mrs dimwits.
your inability to see the relevance proves you a certifiable retard Sallly-not-too-Bright.
When you learn how to spell, then maybe everyone won't think you are an IDIOT!

“Yes WE Can! Yes we Will!”

Since: Jul 07

Baltimore, Md.

#15 Jul 18, 2013
We will continue to protest until justice is done. Also, I would like to commend those courageous whites who march with us here in Baltimore.
Ramapithecus Estupidicus

Harrisburg, PA

#16 Jul 18, 2013
Gary wrote:
<quoted text>
When you learn how to spell, then maybe everyone won't think you are an IDIOT!


At least not an imbecile like you and your brainless, moronic ilk.
Ramapithecus Estupidicus

Harrisburg, PA

#17 Jul 18, 2013
Sally White wrote:
Blacks have a right to protest, but don't have a right to do this...
"I looked up and I see all the protesters, they're everywhere," said Georgia, who asked that her last name not be used. "So, we got into the traffic and they're stopping us and not letting us go."
Georgia was on her way to Texas Children's Hospital in the Medical Center because her 7-year-old granddaughter was having an allergic reaction to some medication.
Georgia's daughter was driving and tried to go around the demonstrators by driving on the grassy shoulder.
"One of them was hitting the windshield and I was just screaming,'We've got to get to the hospital,' and they were screaming and chanting," she said. "All I could think of was, I got to get my granddaughter to the hospital."
"My mom rolled down the window," said Georgia's daughter. "She said,'We're trying to get my granddaughter to the hospital,' and a guy just started hitting her."
A Local 2 camera covering the protest recorded the entire incident. On the video you could see Georgia sitting in the front seat of an SUV, she had her window down and you can see a man reach in and grab her. Georgia said she was hit.
Anyone with half a brain knows that opening a car window while surrounded by an angry mob means getting hit.

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#18 Jul 18, 2013
dragonpat wrote:
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zimmermans dad is a retired judge and a Sephardic jew. that is what folk don't understand. we are dealing with power and influence here.
Yeah. And zionism. I did not know that dog was a Jew. But I am not at all surprised.
dragonpat wrote:
<quoted text>what troubles me is why these bad azz blk men on the streets that would kill one of us for looking at them wrong (according to them)letting this man walk the streets. they should have capped him right after he murdered a defenseless child of our people.
That's what I have been trying to say. But I am angry and subject to word t the wrong way and get myself in trouble with the law. But, yeah, Zimmerman cannot stay in any civilized community, especially not close to Africans. We cannot and will not tolerate his crap. And we do not need to be ashamed to say so.

Since: Aug 09

Saint Louis, MO

#19 Jul 18, 2013
Savant wrote:
We will continue to protest until justice is done. Also, I would like to commend those courageous whites who march with us here in Baltimore.
I have been saying all week that many whites have a sense of justice. I share your sentiment on this issue.

Right now, I am working closely with a white minister to implement the development program that it took me over ten years to develop. Empower the Poor, regardless to race. Once we overcome our own internal black racism, we can solve poverty and racism in general.
Sally White

Houston, TX

#20 Jul 18, 2013
Ramapithecus Estupidicus wrote:
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Anyone with half a brain knows that opening a car window while surrounded by an angry mob means getting hit.
I guess that explains how you know that.

SMH

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