It's always interesting to watch when people get what they asked for
Legally armed Black citizens patrol white neighborhood where Ahmaud Arbery was killed
May 13, 2020
The protests in Georgia sparked by the killing of Ahmaud Arbery bore a number of similarities to the others we’ve seen following what seems like a neverending string of controversial shootings of unarmed Black men by white people. But in the rural town of Brunswick — where father and son Gregory and Travis McMichael racially profiled Arbery before getting their guns, hopping in a truck, hunting him down and killing him in the middle of a road in broad daylight — there is one key difference the separates the protests there from others: demonstrators were armed.
And not only were they armed, but they were also legally armed Black citizens who came out to protest in the town’s Satilla Shores neighborhood where the McMicheals are accused of murdering Arbery in February. It’s a neighborhood that is very white and conservative, as seen in images from the protests that show Trump-Pence 2020 signs on homes’ lawns.
Likely sensing that the neighborhood’s residents didn’t want the protesters there — especially the armed ones — one of the Black men who were carrying machine guns seemed to almost dare someone to say something about them being there.
“You think they would have shot me if I was running through they goddamn neighborhood?” the man who, like the other armed protesters, was wearing a camouflage bulletproof vest and a mask to conceal most of his face, asked rhetorically. “Well I’mma give them an opportunity,” he added while walking toward the protest.
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One local news outlet identified the men as being members of the Black Panther Party.
Georgia gun laws allow for legally licensed individuals to openly bear arms in public even if there is no apparent cause for self-defense.
The armed citizens legally protesting Arbery’s death came as there have been calls for more Black people to arm themselves because of continued consequences from the coronavirus pandemic, which has disproportionately affected Black people well beyond the health spectrum. As Nylah Burton, a Black woman, wrote for ESSENCE, the combination of the way law enforcement tried to sweep Arbery’s death under the rug; the recent series of police brutality over nonviolent social distancing violations; and the armed militias storming statehouses across the country have left her reluctantly considering getting a gun.
“I believe that for many Black people, especially those living in predominantly white areas, firearms might prove necessary,” Burton wrote in part. “And not just for defense, but for food sustainability, which will become more important as the climate crisis worsens.”
These groups of legally armed Black citizens could begin popping up more and more if this country’s uncertain and divided racial trajectory is any indication. It happened in Michigan when a group of legally armed citizens escorted State Rep. Sarah Anthony into the State Capitol building as the aforementioned militia swarmed in protest of not re-opening the state after months of being in lockdown.
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Black people have been against the premature reopening of states because Black folks are the ones who are disproportionately dying from and contracting the coronavirus and prefer to be more prudent for the sake of public health. On the contrary, the lion share of the anti-lockdown protesters has appeared to be white and very eager to re-open the country despite health concerns from experts and evidence that the second wave of COVID-19 is looming.
The Black Panther Party figures prominently into this conversation because of its history rallying at the California Statehouse in the 1960s. At the time, the police reacted with force. It was a stark contrast to the peaceful reaction shown by cops in Michigan when armed protesters yelled in their faces and openly threatened them.
Alas, this is America.
Is this from the new planet of the apes? I don't like the new hipster vibe they trying to give it. Put the monkeys back on horses and give em the old school leather armer
Got a new book that I wrote. It's a high-staked thriller that involves the crew of a US nuclear submarine.
Here's the story
A US Nuclear sub goes and embarks on a 1 year mission. After three months at sea the coronavirus happens but they are unaware because they are not allowed to talk with the outside world for 1 year.
On board, a sailor named Hopscotch is sleeping. He wakes in the night nite not able to breath. After being rushed to sick bay that motherfucker died. No one thought much of it so they just stuck his body into a torpedo shoot and fired his ass into the giant garbage dump that is the ocean. ( I added an environmental message to my book too to help fight global warming)
Three days later, Captain Honeycut is thinking about Hopscotch. "Hmmm. That guy just died so fast" and he orders a full optopsy on him. Captain Honeycut has been fighting a dry cough for a week, so he bunks down for the night with his lover, Japson.
The next day Hoptscotch's optopsy comes in. The doctor says In a stern voice. "Get Honecut"
I won't tell you all the whole fucking story but the crew all gets coronavirus and they all die, except gay lover, Japson but he has AIDS.
Japson is forced to run the nuclear submarine for another 9 months by himself. He can't surface or call anybody.
That's why the book is called Dead Man's Crew. It's because he's running a ship full of dead guys.
(It's not all gloom and death though. There's a funny scene where Japson positions a bunch of dead guys at a table and has a big Thanksgiving meal with them.)
Japson has no idea if the virus is contagious. Could it spead to the outside world?
He thinks about if he should fire his nukes at China.
The book is a wild rollercoaster ride of thrillers and emotions.
You'll have to read it to find out how it ends.
this thread will commence a another of my crazy popular music threads. This one is free to join like my other popular music thread but this one is about the words that are stupid.
Why don't I go ahead and start off with one. K.
Smokey Robinson My Girl
I've got sunshine
On a cloudy day
When it's cold outside
I've got the month of May
I guess you'd say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl, my girl, my girl
Talkin' 'bout my girl
Okay wtf. How many girls does this clown have and which one is really his girl? He's talking about his girl talking about his girl. That's confusing to the listener. At least name the bitches so we can keep the story straight and know wtf he's talking about. Like Suzy, Suzy, talking about Jennifer.
My conclusion. Ameture and fuck Smokey Robinson
Kid fell 2 hundred meters into the ground, probably at 200+ mph horizontal. Turned out he had been constantly running away to 'see the world', so the parents indulged the 14 year old shit by actually TAKING him on a 'round the world' trip. WHAT does he do upon their return? Sneaks into Sydney airport, cleverly hides in wheel well compartment, (ON, a trans-Pacific flight) Even had the wheels not crushed him into goo, he he'd froze/suffocated enroute. This was a big story a few decades ago
I traveled that way before after reading aboot BD Cooper.
I created the longest thread on flamewars.
You're full of shit.
That's Cory Smith, 29, from Two Rivers Wisconsin.
if whot you say is true than maybe this is a ambush situation. She lied to me before to try to get my money and some dick meat. I might go anyways and see what she looking like these days. But if shes gonna ambush I don't know
Just found I got a son. Hes 14 and his name is Pastel. Hes a artist or something is what Im told. His old lady send me his picture and wants me to be part of his life now. I do remember one chick I was nailing had a baby that lived with us for a couple years and she said ya that's Pastel.
Now Im going to tale a buss up to Oregon and chill out with him and probably start being his dad.
A lady died here fokes.
This is the first time I ever heard the music. It was always just the whispers when I heard it.
Sounds like it was a spy ship and someone got doublecrossed. I seen a show once when a ship went and got a sank Russia sub and pulled it up the bottom. The sub was running a skeleton crew because that's what the ship found inside. Then it broke in halve like a water logged turd and fell back down in the ocean so the ship sailed away again.
guess who is who
Red ding-aling 7
Mr no nuts
that's what I got so far and its funny.
okay nobody made it out of round one with a right guess. the big reveal!
niggerface = murderface
BsMom = tx mom
Red ding a ling = Redwing7
Mr no nuts - mr no game
Shithead = airhead
those are all funny but I have even mode sidesplitting ones coming your way.
Here's round two of extra funny ones.
guess who is who
Red ding-aling 7
Mr no nuts
that's what I got so far and its funny.
Been awhile peeps.
I wanna start watching movies. I'm at my uncle's house and he has cabel
Things I know I like. Pussy violence adventure zombies and war. I like destruction and fire too. Let me know okay?
Could have been a game of chicken gone bad. Marines like to push the envelop and hotdog it. Russian kids like to play to but they more stupid. Sometimes things go wrong walking the edge at the speed of light where these guys live.
Peace to my marine bros who didn't make it out this time.
Mac Arthur is back to step onshore.
I am alfa and omega the beginning and the end. I am become dead.
Devil Retard got owned by me and is afraid to come at me.
good night sweet prince of dumness.
I made the greatness thred of all time and everyone here is in it and loves it.