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Thursday, 11 December 2014

76 Arrested in London Die-In for Garner

Police intervene at London's Westfield Shopping Centre die-in protest

Protesters 'die in' on the floor of London's Westfield Shopping Centre


Why can't the majority of black people and the rioters accept that the reason blacks are much more likely to get into trouble with the police is because they are much more likely to commit criminal acts, both serious and petty, and the reason they are much more likely to be harmed is because of the way they interact with the police, resisting arrest or even assaulting the officers?

The question is rhetorical. They don't accept this because it's always difficult for every human being to recognise one's faults - or, as in this case, the faults of the group one identifies with. For rioters and looters there are added motives: regardless of whether they really believe that Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin et al were victims of the police or of their own behaviour, they get a reward, material or psychological or both, from screaming and stealing.

Now the "protests" have come to London. Last night at the Westfield Shopping Centre (Europe's largest), in West London, demonstrators staged a "die in" over the death of Eric Garner and clashed with the police. 76 were arrested, which is an indication of the high numbers involved in this ridiculous pantomime.

But it wasn't just idiotic, it was deeply damaging. In such a bad economic climate, shops lost thousands of pounds of revenue from Christmas sales. And dozens of police and security guards were deployed, who could have been used to fight the crime that these "protesters" are implicitly supporting and now committing.

High-end stores and outlets at the shopping centre in Shepherd's Bush were forced to close, with terrified customers and staff barricaded inside, as no fewer than 600 militants staged a mass "die in" by sprawling on the floor in the centre’s atrium from 6pm yesterday. They chanted Garner’s last words as he was restrained by chokehold: "I can’t breathe!".

I wish we could easily gather so many people to demonstrate for worthy causes instead.

Several of these criminals "charged around" in front of terrified shoppers.

The arrests were for criminal damage and public order offences.

A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: “Shortly after 8.20pm, a group of protesters broke away from a larger group and attempted to force entry to the shopping centre assaulting security staff and causing damage to property... one man was further arrested on suspicion of assault."

A shop worker said: “It was pretty scary. They were charging around and we just didn’t know what would happen next. We thought, to protect everyone, we would lock the doors."

Witnesses commented that it was over the top.

Some questioned the point of the “die-in”, and a police officer told a demonstrator: “This is the worst protest ever. There’s no message.”


9 comments:

  1. How odd... people staging a die-in for a guy who had just committed a strong-arm robbery, repeatedly attacked a police officer and was killed for it.

    Are they going to stage a die-in for Jessica Chambers -- the little blonde girl who was just burned to death in Mississippi?

    http://www.wnd.com/2014/12/teen-girl-doused-burned-alive-in-mississippi/

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  2. The police should have just let the real shoppers who had any legitimate business there walk over the cretins. Step on a few noses or wrists and ankles and see how eager the "protesters" were to pretend "care" about a thug with a criminal record. What would the "protesters" do? Attack the shoppers? Doubtful. They're all cowards and can only pull off this kind of stunt in herds.

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  3. The Eric Gardner case is fundamentally different from the others. Disappointed you do not know that or recognize what is REALLY happening in the US. Perhaps you should refrain from speaking/writing about things you are ignorant of and stick to what you are very good at - analyzing the EU, Italy and the European condition. To BEGIN to understand, read the link below:
    http://esr.ibiblio.org/?p=6557

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    1. Eric Gardner is dead because he was an overweight slob who resisted arrest.

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  4. Why can't the majority of black people and the rioters accept that the reason blacks are much more likely to get into trouble with the police is because they are much more likely to commit criminal acts, both serious and petty, and the reason they are much more likely to be harmed is because of the way they interact with the police, resisting arrest or even assaulting the officers?

    I disagree with this statement.not because im black but because its false. No way you can justify such a statement.

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    1. Way.
      http://www.colorofcrime.com/colorofcrime2005.html

      Blacks' relatively high average serum testosterone and time preference, combined with lower IQ make this population group particularly prone to running afoul of the law. North Asia populations are less likely to present law and order issues than Caucasians, just to forestall any accusations of "white supremacy".

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    2. All these qoutes and stats don't justify what you said hun. Please review your notes and take a walk around london or wherever you are . You are running for office , don't blanket all black people on a silly belief thats some paper some guy wrote a while ago justifies calling all of us this nonsense. Seriously I thought your God says everyone is made in his image. Practice what you preach

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    3. Averages are used to draw inferences about the real world. You use them, so do I, as it is of course impossible to know everyone personally. Anecdotal evidence is useless. I know lots of good blacks - so what?

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    4. Sounds like some of you want to go backto the days when blacks were you slaves.noone would complain then right

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