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Sat Jul 25, 2020, 04:08 PM

'Multiple victims' reported shot as armed militias face off at Louisville police brutality protest

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Source: Daily Beast

According to Jessie Cohen of WHAS11, at least two attendees at a planned protest in Louisville were shot and taken to the hospital as rival armed militias faced off and police stood by.

As Cohen tweeted, “We just watched two people be taken onto stretchers at Baxter square on 12th and Jefferson. Metro safe has confirmed reports of shootings & that there are multiple victims. We heard the noises when people scattered to get behind cars, & to take a knee.”


According to a report at the Daily Beast, the protest against police brutality resulted in a stand-off between “the Not F**king Around Coalition—an all-Black armed militia founded by Atlanta-based rapper and DJ John ‘Jay’ Johnson,” and members of the conservative Three Percenter militia group.


An updated report from MSNBC claimed that the shooting was “accidental” and three members of the NFAC were wounded.



Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2020/07/multiple-victims-reported-shot-as-armed-militias-face-off-at-louisville-police-brutality-protest/



And these weren't Trumps boys, he got his civilians on civilians

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Reply 'Multiple victims' reported shot as armed militias face off at Louisville police brutality protest (Original post)
kozar Jul 2020 OP
PatSeg Jul 2020 #1
iluvtennis Jul 2020 #23
PatSeg Jul 2020 #33
louis-t Jul 2020 #2
rickford66 Jul 2020 #9
TheProle Jul 2020 #30
rickford66 Jul 2020 #31
marble falls Jul 2020 #37
rickford66 Jul 2020 #38
Hoyt Jul 2020 #10
Zorro Jul 2020 #20
tavernier Jul 2020 #22
zanana1 Jul 2020 #60
Hotler Jul 2020 #62
Yeehah Jul 2020 #36
Bernardo de La Paz Jul 2020 #12
Lasher Jul 2020 #24
SkyDaddy7 Jul 2020 #52
Mister Ed Jul 2020 #42
mercuryblues Jul 2020 #57
blogslut Jul 2020 #3
Fiendish Thingy Jul 2020 #5
Freedomofspeech Jul 2020 #4
TygrBright Jul 2020 #6
Stuart G Jul 2020 #7
Journeyman Jul 2020 #8
Stuart G Jul 2020 #13
JonLP24 Jul 2020 #27
ahoysrcsm Jul 2020 #54
ansible Jul 2020 #58
ahoysrcsm Jul 2020 #59
NickB79 Jul 2020 #11
LeftInTX Jul 2020 #15
Faux pas Jul 2020 #14
LeftInTX Jul 2020 #16
PatrickforO Jul 2020 #17
Vinca Jul 2020 #18
madville Jul 2020 #34
Vinca Jul 2020 #43
Evolve Dammit Jul 2020 #19
keithbvadu2 Jul 2020 #21
Evolve Dammit Jul 2020 #32
onetexan Jul 2020 #25
JonLP24 Jul 2020 #26
kyburbonkid Jul 2020 #28
wheelinanddealin Jul 2020 #29
Yeehah Jul 2020 #35
KY_EnviroGuy Jul 2020 #39
csziggy Jul 2020 #46
KY_EnviroGuy Jul 2020 #47
csziggy Jul 2020 #48
Crowman2009 Jul 2020 #40
Dr. Strange Jul 2020 #51
Zephaniah Jul 2020 #41
jimlup Jul 2020 #44
Igel Jul 2020 #49
jimlup Jul 2020 #56
Thekaspervote Jul 2020 #45
RussBLib Jul 2020 #50
llashram Jul 2020 #53
Sapient Donkey Jul 2020 #55
Steelrolled Jul 2020 #61

Response to kozar (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 04:17 PM

1. Whoa, like the race war

that so many on the right have predicted.

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Response to PatSeg (Reply #1)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 06:53 PM

23. Not predicted by the right, set in motion by the right with their racist policies. nt

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Response to iluvtennis (Reply #23)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 08:37 PM

33. Self-fulfilling prophecy

This is what many of the very extreme ones want.

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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 04:20 PM

2. What is "three percenter"? They use 3% of their brain?

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Response to louis-t (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 04:37 PM

9. Refers to the supposed 3% that were druggies in the 50's.

Hell's Angels wore 3% patches.

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Response to rickford66 (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 07:38 PM

30. No

You're conflating this with the 1%er stuff.

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Response to TheProle (Reply #30)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 07:47 PM

31. Probably right. Fill me in.

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Response to rickford66 (Reply #9)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 10:09 PM

37. They claim only 3% of the population picked up arms in the Revelution.

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Response to marble falls (Reply #37)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 10:28 PM

38. So the present "Militias" should be the 0% ers

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Response to louis-t (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 04:43 PM

10. Pretty close to truth. Here's 3%ers marching in Charlottesville:

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From what I am reading, so far, it appears the shooting today was an accidental shooting. Truthfully, going to a protest while armed ought to be illegal.

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 05:48 PM

20. Wouldn't want to get between those 3%ers and a pork chop

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Response to Zorro (Reply #20)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 06:49 PM

22. My first thought...

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Response to Zorro (Reply #20)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 09:39 AM

60. HAH!

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Response to Zorro (Reply #20)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 10:17 AM

62. or a bowl of gravy. nt

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Response to Hoyt (Reply #10)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 09:21 PM

36. I'd like to take these lardasses on a 12-mile force march

GI Joe wannabe assholes.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #2)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 04:44 PM

12. It comes from the Revolutionary War where only 3% actually took up arms against the British


It is of course a label much favoured by the hard militant right wing.

The Southern Poverty Law Center categorizes the Three Percenters as an "anti-government" group.[6] Some Canadian experts consider the group the "most dangerous extremist group" in Canada.


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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #12)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 06:56 PM

24. You are correct.

The group's name derives from the disputed claim that only three percent of American colonists took up arms against the Kingdom of Great Britain during the American Revolution.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Percenters

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Response to Lasher (Reply #24)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 03:08 PM

52. Right...

If I'm not mistaken the actual % was north of 15%!!(I think)
...Like many racist organizations trying to hide behind BS ideas that they're simply "Patriotic Groups" proudly & BRAVELY defending the Constitution & homeland these knuckleheads, the so-called 3%ers just happen to form in reaction to America electing the 1st African American POTUS.

...What a coincidence!!!

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Response to louis-t (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 05:14 AM

42. Militant right-wingers who think their strength is far greater than their numbers.

I believe their name is a reference to their oft-cited claim that, during the American Revolution, only about 3% of the population actually took up arms against British rule. They figure that, although they may be few in number, they can have a similarly great influence on the course of events.

'Course, that's what all terrorist organizations figure. And sometimes, alarmingly enough, it proves to be true.

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Response to louis-t (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 06:10 PM

57. White supremacists

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Response to blogslut (Reply #3)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 04:26 PM

5. Paywall nt

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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 04:24 PM

4. And it begins...

Civil War Part 2.

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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 04:28 PM

6. Possibly the only way we're going to get sane firearms control.

Lots of skeery-looking black folks with big-ass gunz.

I'm not saying it's a good thing. But reality is what it is.

sadly,
Bright

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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 04:31 PM

7. From the Louisville Carrier...3 Accidently Shot..at link below (non-life-threatening injuries)

https://www.courier-journal.com/story/news/2020/07/25/louisville-shooting-accidental-shots-fired-injures-3-nfac-protest/5510892002/

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Shortly before 1 p.m. Saturday, three people were struck by gunfire when someone’s gun discharged while participating in the NFAC demonstration at Baxter Park.

The group was gathered in the park preparing to march downtown to 6th and Jefferson. Two individuals were wheeled off on stretchers by medics, another had her arm treated and another appeared to have his hand treated.

All three victims went to the University of Louisville Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, Louisville Metro Police Chief Robert Schroeder later confirmed in a news release.

"All involved are members of the NFAC and there are no outstanding suspects," Schroeder said. "This is a tragic situation that could have been much worse. I encourage anyone choosing to exercise their Second Amendment rights to do so responsibly."

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 04:37 PM

8. Friendly fire? . . .

beyond fucking stupid.

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Response to Journeyman (Reply #8)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 04:46 PM

13. Yes, "beyond fucking stupid" ...a kid picks up a loaded gun, shoots his brother or sister....that is

also..."beyond fucking stupid"...How many times has that happened?

or something similar.....like ...."Friendly fire?"...your words not mine.....
Guns, guns, and more guns.....& more guns.........

....I honestly believe that if we could talk to Washington, & Jefferson and told them about what horror the
2nd Amendment has given us in modern times,,,,the two of them, plus Franklin, would do everything
possible to remove it forever and forever..They were some of the smartest people around and
in no way could see this stupidity in the distant future..
...It was meant because we didn't have an army, and we needed
to have weapons so we could defend this country from outside forces...That is it, and that is all...

Yes, Jefferson, Washington and Franklin would have figured out something. Each one of them was smarter than all the Republicans in Congress. That you can take to the bank.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #13)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 07:06 PM

27. I would tell them to put an expiration date on the 2nd amendment

No slavery & everyone is created equal.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #27)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 04:33 PM

54. Sounds great, so when are you thinking we could be there?

2030?
2040?
2050?

I'm thinking it will need to be sometime after we stop executing Black Americans without due process.

After voting rights are restored, and all Americans can vote without waiting in long lines.
After gerrymandering is abolished.

Need I go on?

PS, gun control is great, but lets remove the "Arms" from the biggest "gang" in america, the police.

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Response to ahoysrcsm (Reply #54)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 10:03 PM

58. Good luck disarming legal, law abiding black americans

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 04:44 PM

11. Sounds like the bullet ricocheted

Possibly hit the concrete sidewalk and sprayed fragments. That would explain how 4 people were injured but none killed.

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Response to Stuart G (Reply #7)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 05:08 PM

15. Well that's one less thing to worry about

Stupid and sad, but fortunately not a national crisis

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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 05:04 PM

14. Kickin' with disgust!

And

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Response to Faux pas (Reply #14)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 05:10 PM

16. It was an accidential discharge

Two were treated at the scene.

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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 05:14 PM

17. Well Bannon, Miller and the Storm Front people definitely wanted

a civil war.

Fuck.

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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 05:20 PM

18. This is the outcome of our failed gun policies with a boatload of racism thrown in.

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Response to Vinca (Reply #18)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 08:50 PM

34. One of their own members accidentally shot the others

Someone didn’t know how to safely handle a firearm it looks like.

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Response to madville (Reply #34)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 06:26 AM

43. And why every Tom, Dick and lunatic shouldn't be able to own a weapon.

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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 05:42 PM

19. Putin, Miller, Bannon, Prince, Gingrich just had a collective orgasm. Feel free to add names

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Response to Evolve Dammit (Reply #19)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 05:54 PM

21. Not Melania. She's a professional. No orgasm for her.

Not Melania. She's a professional.

I had to spell out the whole word 'professional'.

The abbreviation would have been taken accurately.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #21)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 08:01 PM

32. She is not human as we know it. Complicit liar and grifter who was brought into the web via Epstein

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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 07:03 PM

26. The 3%ers are Trump's boys

3%ers are a right wing militias

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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 07:09 PM

28. The locals are saying it was accidental.

An accidental discharge. And people wonder why the push for basic gun control? Having said that, it was a hell of march by these guys expressing the freedom to open carry in our populated city.

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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 07:25 PM

29. dear lord

 

We are in deep trouble

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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 09:20 PM

35. Freikorps rampaging on the streets of the USA

I suppose it was inevitable. Empires collapse from within.

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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 11:25 PM

39. OP title is inflammatory and should be modified or removed.

At least three people were wounded when a firearm was accidentally discharged Saturday afternoon as the NFAC was gathering in Baxter Park. MetroSafe officials tell WLKY that three people were transported by ambulance.

Sources tell WLKY that a firearm accidentally discharged, wounding individuals who were nearby. Reports indicate that one person was shot in the chest, another in the leg and one had a graze wound on the arm.

Demonstrators remained peaceful as paramedics tended to the wounded.

See: https://www.wlky.com/article/big-protests-expected-downtown-saturday-heres-everything-we-know/33419557

There was no "face-off" between groups, as it remained peaceful. We hope it stays that way.

KY

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #39)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 11:05 AM

46. This is Latest Breaking News - the poster had to use the headline from the source posted

Better, they should have gone to the source that Raw Story got their information from. Although their article does not provide a link, they cite WHAS11.

Here are the WHAS11 stories:

Heavily armed militia NFAC join protesters in downtown Louisville calling for justice for Breonna Taylor, AG responds
Dressed in all black, carrying assault rifles, the militia marched from Baxter Park to Metro Hall where Grandmaster Jay gave speech demanding justice for Breonna.

Author: WHAS11 Staff
Published: 2:14 PM EDT July 25, 2020
Updated: 11:53 PM EDT July 25, 2020
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Members of the Georgia-based Black militia NFAC, which stands for "Not F**king Around Coalition” came to demand justice for Breonna Taylor who was shot and killed on March 13.

Dressed in all black and carrying assault rifles, the militia marched from Baxter Park in the Russell neighborhood to Metro Hall, where leader Grandmaster Jay gave his speech and demands.

Prior to the march three members of the group was injured at the park when a gun accidentally fired. Louisville Metro Police (LMPD) confirmed the shooting as accidental but also warned that it could have been worse.

During his speech in front of Metro Hall, the group spokesperson Grandmaster Jay warned the Attorney General to get to a decision in the Breonna Taylor case. Members of the group met with Attorney General Daniel Cameron earlier this week. Saturday's march was part two of their process, the group confirms.

More, including video that begins without prompting: https://www.whas11.com/article/news/investigations/breonna-taylor-case/everything-we-know-about-the-planned-protest-in-louisville-saturday/417-a204dbdf-ef2c-4b04-8830-94043ef144a2


Here is their story just about the shooting:

'This is a tragic situation that could have been much worse' | 3 injured in accidental shooting at NFAC militia staging area
LMPD confirmed the shooting was accidental as three people were sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

Author: WHAS11 Staff
Published: 1:21 PM EDT July 25, 2020
Updated: 2:58 PM EDT July 25, 2020

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — LMPD has confirmed that at least three people were injured in a accidental shooting at Baxter Park in the 300 block of 12th St.

According to LMPD, three victims were sent to the hospital as a result of a discharge from a member of the NFAC demonstration.

All of the members of involved are affiliated with the NFAC and there no outstanding suspects, police say.

In a statement, LMPD interim chief Robert Schroeder said, "This is a tragic situation that could have been much worse. I encourage anyone choosing to exercise their Second Amendment rights to do so responsibly."

The Russell neighborhood park is where members of the NFAC militia gathered ahead of their Justice for Breonna Taylor protest march into downtown.

More, including same warning about video: https://www.whas11.com/article/news/local/two-rushed-to-hospital-after-reported-gunshots-at-nfac-militia-staging-area/417-4b48929b-f95c-4455-9822-4387bf22f470

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Response to csziggy (Reply #46)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 01:25 PM

47. Thanks, csziggy. I didn't notice it was from LBN.

I always go to local news sources directly, which for here in Louisville is WAVE, WLKY, WHAS and WDRB.

Far too many times, sources like Raw Story sensationalize their headlines or simply don't read enough to get the full context of each story, and this is a good example.

IMO, headlines like that one are just fodder for the right-wing to use on social media against peaceful protests.

Still, I feel it's a very bad idea for protesters to be carrying guns regardless of their political leanings. Observing guns is an instant turn-off for many members of the public who are potential supporters of a protest.


KY........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #47)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 01:39 PM

48. I figured that - you've been here long enough to know the rules

I hate seeing Raw Story articles cited here, same as tweets. Why not follow the links from each and get closer to the original sources?

I do a lot of genealogical research and try to drill down to original sources for all my information. I'm thrilled when I find a scan of the original indenture from 1685 for one of my ancestors. Many are satisfied by a listing in a compilation that only tells me the first listing of that individual being in New Jersey in 1685 with no indication of how they know he was in NJ or what documentation there is for that claim.

Same for political sources - the closer I can get to an original source - interviews, video, etc. - the happier I am.

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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sat Jul 25, 2020, 11:30 PM

40. If you handle firearms like a wreckless idiot.

Then they should be taken away IMO.

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Response to Crowman2009 (Reply #40)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 03:01 PM

51. Right. Sounds like the NFAC needs to stop fucking around with guns.

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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 01:24 AM

41. As Donald Smiles

 

Or, more accurately, as Vladimir pulls pulls the correct puppet strings to make Donald smile.

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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 07:58 AM

44. This is alarming...

The fuel is in place. This situation forms the kindling. All that is needed now is the lighted match.

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Response to jimlup (Reply #44)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 01:49 PM

49. Yeah.

Both sides brought the gasoline in jerry cans.

One side hurt itself, though. People were really eager to jump to an entirely wrong conclusion based on early, preliminary information and group affiliation.

That, too, is gasoline, but a tanker truck with a spray hose. I'd rather be around the NFAC folk.

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Response to Igel (Reply #49)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 06:06 PM

56. Yep!

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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 10:44 AM

45. Where are the dotard goons? Oh...gosh I forgot their white. No need for law and order there

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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 02:16 PM

50. fortunately, the reality is not as inflammatory as the OP

you take what you get

we all have to be on the lookout for provocative media. with so many fakers and false actors on the stage, knowing who to believe and trust becomes a real exercise.

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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 03:22 PM

53. bears watching

you just know trump loves this...this is what he's been enabling with his racist BS.

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Response to kozar (Original post)

Sun Jul 26, 2020, 05:16 PM

55. Why did Raw Story use a headline that forms an inaccurate picture of what happened?

Anyway, can't people just keep their guns at home?

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Response to Sapient Donkey (Reply #55)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 09:48 AM

61. "Why did Raw Story use a headline that forms an inaccurate picture of what happened?"

Why do lawyers make misleading statements in court? It's how they make a living.

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