Are these the women that raised the hoodlums, rioters, anarchists and terrorists?
Not all moms are good moms, and their status as mothers means nothing to me politically. It seems like they are acting as human shields to enable rioting and attacks on Police.
What would you suggest for either side to do different to de-escalate tensions?
Stop committing violence / destruction of property.
The protesters have a very accommodating mayor, city Council, and governor. There is no reason to suspect that the city will not address their concerns. However, these rioters just like violence and destruction.
My thing is this, though - if these elected officials are so inept why haven't they been voted out?
I just cannot see how they all got this bad overnight.
Do you think it would be better to have the LOCAL police there addressing the issues rather than the outside forces?
1. Most people vote straight party lines, regardless of effectiveness. Incumbents also have gigantic advantages in most elections.
2. Most of these cities did not get bad overnight. New York City has turned into a loveless hellhole in the past few months, but the other cities we are talking about have had issues for decades.
3. The local police are there. When I linked you to the head of their union, you called him disingenuous, despite his advocacy for police reform and his desire to end the violence. At the same time, federal property is also being destroyed, and those properties file under the jurisdiction of the federal government.
I do not know Darryl. For all I know he is probably a decent man.
My thing is this -
Things in POR are BAD, right now. I sincerely do not think they got this bad overnight. Neither do I believe these elected officials, did - either.
I believe these elected officials ARE trying to do the Right Thing - as in listen to the protesters AND support the Police. These two - despite Pres. Trump's DEMONIC attempts to divide - are NOT exclusive from one another.
It has taken a probably UNNECESSARY visit from these Federal Officers - via Trump - protesters who - for the MOST part - are PEACEFUL - General National Unrest - and a President that has NO intentions to bring people together for things in POR to get THIS BAD.
That is my ONLY issue with this.
President Trump has ZERO intention to bring folks together and has EVERY intention between now and Jan 2021 to sow discord and keep an "Us versus Them" Nation.
We are BETTER than this. I know we are.