speakonitgod wrote:I think the rioting was definitely warranted that night. I mean to those who are disgusted by it.....why? Do you have any other solutions that would help give the working middle/lower class a voice in a situation like this? I mean seriously, what do you want us to do...write a letter to our local politician? March?
We made sure the city of Oakland will remember Oscar Grant, and that is the point.
Ok, but, according to that point of view, the cops that had nothing to do with the execution but were harassed during the riots, now should have the right to get some kind of pay back against those rioters.
Violence only engenders more violence, no matter how you look at it. It has to be avoided no matter what.
Any other way to protest, I'd be ok with it. Demonstrations, for example, would be a valid way to protest. Anything but riots or attacks against people that wasn't involved in the incident. Those acts should get the retribution they deserve.
gogogadget wrote:Lastly, I understand I could have gone about this a different way. I apologize to bada, TMC, and all the mods for the name calling and demeaning of a respected member of this community. That said, I have cooled off for a few days now, and still feel the same. I do not take back what I said. I stand by my friends and family, and that's how I honored them that day. I know I don't have the best reputation on this board, but this argument was really from the heart. Once again, I apologize, and go warriors!
Don't worry. There's no problem with having a strong opinion on this subject. People may not agree with it, but that doesn't make it less valid. The name calling, on the other side, it's something that you all have to keep in check.