Many people are blaming police for the violence and deaths of protesters in Charlottesville, NC.
To put it lightly, Charlottesville has been quite the s**t-show lately. White nationalists, the KKK, and other extremist groups have been protesting the removal of Confederate statues. Counter protesters have shown up to support the tearing down of Confederate statues. Antifa has even joined the party to show off their super sweet larping skills.
That crazy guy ran his Dodge Challenger into a crowd of protesters, killing one and injured nearly 20. People are still beating the hell out of each other with pipes and shields.
We’ve posted the latest “shock” video out of Charlottesville below. In this one, it looks like the white nationalist side of the party have just started marching. People are throwing objects at them as they descend down the stairs and into the street. One guy turns around, drops an n-bomb, and pulls out a pistol. Fortunately for everyone around the guy, he doesn’t know how to operate the gun. When he finally figures out how to get the safety off he fires one shot into the ground. It looks like he was aiming his gun at someone with a makeshift torch.
The man has since been taken into custody.
Apparently, many people are blaming the police for all the violence. In an article released by the New York Times, the author states
But residents are still demanding to know why officers did not act in real time as heavily armed people fought and a car sped toward a crowd, killing a woman. So stark was the police failure to intervene, many participants in the protest and counterprotests believe it was by design.
A few things I’d like to point out about police there:
- They love the overtime, but I’m sure they would much rather be doing something that isn’t babysitting a bunch of idiots with shields and poles who are angry at the president /people who aren’t white /their parents.
- Police are not allowing people to get hurt “by design”. There is not a super secret plot to let white nationalists beat the hell out of people with complete immunity.
- It’s true that there are a lot of police there trying to keep people under control, but they are still incredibly outnumbered by people with guns, knives, poles and bats on both sides of this crap.
- Police do have many super hero qualities, but they can not teleport to the spot a crime is occurring as it is occurring. Police can not jump in front of a moving car to keep it from smashing into a crowd. They can not tell the future. They are not going to consult Facebook comments when it comes to making decisions.
This whole thing is ridiculous.
The antifa, Black Lives Matter, and counter protest supporters are saying the police are alt right, nazis, racists, etc.. The white supremacist, separatists, and nationalists are saying the police are left leaning because they are allowing them to be attacked.