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Fri Aug 28, 2020, 05:11 PM

GOP portrayal of urban mayhem doesn't always match reality

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Source: AP

At almost every turn at the Republican National Convention, speakers from the president on down portrayed American cities like Portland, Oregon, New York and Chicago as lawless Democratic wastelands that have been overrun with violence, looting and destruction that is forcing residents to flee for safer locales.

The reality on the ground is much more nuanced.

In downtown Portland this week, tourists from Texas enjoyed gyros at a food cart, a couple from the suburbs soaked up the afternoon sun and a recent transplant from Indiana strummed an acoustic guitar outside a shuttered Apple store, in front of a mural that’s dedicated to Black people killed by police.

“It’s a pretty day and we feel just perfectly safe as long as we’ve got our masks on,” said Benjamin Green, a warehouse forklift operator from Beaverton, Oregon. “I don’t see why there’s any need to be scared to walk around out here.”

The picture of American cities overwhelmed by violence has become a central theme of the 2020 presidential race. In his convention acceptance speech Thursday night, President Donald Trump called for “law and order” and said the country can never allow “mob rule.” But for the most part that portrait doesn’t line up with reality.



Read more: https://apnews.com/6a983b159cb0a20468e0c0a19dd93a31

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 05:53 PM

1. {strike}doesn't always{/strike} rarely ... there fixed it for ya . . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #1)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 06:10 PM

2. You beat me to the headline re-write.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 06:19 PM

3. We already have mob rule

Mob--another name for the Mafia.

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Response to usaf-vet (Original post)

Fri Aug 28, 2020, 06:39 PM

4. They are running an updated version of Nixons law & order campaign of '68, I even saw an NRA ad

today supporting this BS and there are plenty of dummies who will fall for it.

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Fri Aug 28, 2020, 07:34 PM

5. ...

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Fri Aug 28, 2020, 07:41 PM

6. LOCKING

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