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Violence Against KKK Shows Rift Among New Civil Rights Protesters


Society & Culture  (tags: activists, politics, tactics, activism, KKK, protests )

AWAY AWHI
- 1051 days ago - csmonitor.com
Nonviolence still holds sway, and data suggest it is most effective, but there's impatience with the status quo and a push for more aggressive tactics.



   

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Past Member (0)
Friday March 4, 2016, 2:27 am
It was never a grand old idea--to have a Grand Wizard rousing an angry mob to do their civic duty and maim and/or kill folks because of the color of their skin or any other difference. Gee--what the heck is going on? Are the White Supremist groups making a big comeback? Neo-Nazis, KKK. Guess some folks do teach (brainwash) their children very well, at home. What possesses someone to say to themselves, "What will I teach little Johnny today---oh, I guess we'll stay with hate, bigotry, violence and such---then we'll go to church". Thanks Cal. Noted.
 

Marianne R (95)
Friday March 4, 2016, 4:55 am
Noted - thanks Cal
 

Animae C (508)
Friday March 4, 2016, 6:46 am
Thanx Cal
 

pam w (139)
Friday March 4, 2016, 7:39 am
People like TRUMPTHERUMP actually encourage this low-life behavior.
 

JinnySITEISSUES L (33)
Friday March 4, 2016, 11:30 am
KKK...nothing but "Dangerous Dunce Heads." And politicians who condone and represent them......ditto. Thanks Cal!
 

Walter F (129)
Friday March 4, 2016, 3:12 pm
The organisation should be declared an illegal organisation and steps taken to stamp it out . Give them a taste of their own medicine.Whilever it exists and is still legal it will attract dangerous knuckle dragging ratbags.Put an end to it. It wouldn't last five minutes in my country.
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Friday March 4, 2016, 4:00 pm
Noted. Thanks for posting, Cal.
Well, although peaceful protest without violence has been a mainstay, people are getting pretty fed up and angry with a system that doesn't treat people equally. Thus, we had violent incidents like those who 'stormed the Bastille' when they weren't being heard. I think the governments definitely prefer peaceful protests, which they can then clamp down on----like Occupy.
 

Suzanne L (99)
Friday March 4, 2016, 9:50 pm
Couldn't agree more with Walter F. Any hatemongering group that turns out just to bait others should be declared illegal. Hatemongering should not be considered a civil liberty. Frankly, there is a time when the best solution to bullies is to show that they will pay serious consequences for their actions i.e. non-peaceful responses.
 

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday March 5, 2016, 5:15 am
Whenever the KKK shows up the Police normally is there AHEAD of time. They tend to set up barriers and keep the two sides apart from each other. The Police were not there in the beginning.

The Constitution guarantees the KKK's right to Speech Walter, even if it is speech we do not like. We have to be careful on protecting that. Otherwise someone else's speech may be deemed inappropriate for some other reason and be shut off, which already happens enough to the minorities, WITH this protection. See JL A's submission of a video covering what happened to MOVE

This was a failure of our police to protect both sides and as with MOVE it was the failure of the Police to Protect MOVE instead they murdered them as well as burned down a large area of homes within the minority community. Both deliberate acts from what I can see.

As with any group the KKK must adhere to the laws of the land and they can certainly be prosecuted if they go beyond their freedom of speech.

"I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it." - Evelyn Beatrice Hall
 

Monika A (94)
Saturday March 5, 2016, 11:46 am
I have mentioned about that, but ... I have to repeat, that I'm as baffled as shocked, because until this time , I've thought that KKK doesn't exist anymore ( silly me )... with its long history of violence, is the most infamous creature... I've thought that it is only a shameful, dim recollection of prehistory...
 

Birgit W (160)
Saturday March 5, 2016, 1:04 pm
Why an organized group like the KKK still allowed baffles my mind, and I cannot understand it.
 

Veronica B (34)
Saturday March 5, 2016, 2:33 pm
Noted. Thank you Cal!
 

marie C (163)
Saturday March 5, 2016, 3:52 pm
Noted thaanks Cal
 

Trish K (29)
Saturday March 5, 2016, 3:58 pm
It's still here because KKK calls it Southern Cultural Identity based on pre Civil War rights to enslave and work until death their bonded property. Their congressmen support these imagined rights these rednecks claim instead caring for all of the people in the state they are supposed to work for. It's kind of like giving Dog Fighting Abusers a pass on criminal charges and jail because they just say, hey , it's a cultural thing.
 

Marija M (26)
Sunday March 6, 2016, 9:10 am
noted, tks
 

Rhonda B (99)
Sunday March 6, 2016, 10:13 am
Noted- I agree with Walter Thank you Cal.
 

Roro l (0)
Sunday March 6, 2016, 11:42 am
Thanks for sharing
 

Janet B (0)
Sunday March 6, 2016, 12:29 pm
Thanks
 

Arild Gone for now (174)
Tuesday March 8, 2016, 3:01 am
TY Cal.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Saturday March 12, 2016, 8:42 am
Noted
 
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