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Did social distancing collapse during the protests over the George Floyd killing in Minneapolis?

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A Hit With The Ladies has 4 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Psych.

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From my perspective, all of the sudden the sanctimonious Coronavirus "Karens", who act like you're committing a war crime if you don't want to wear a mask and stay at least six feet away from other people, have gone silent. Maybe they would rather have us all die from Corona rather than risk getting called racist or something LOL

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You must have been selective in which photojournalism you consumed.  I saw lots of protesters with facial coverings. I guess if armed unmasked protesting is OK in Michigan, masked and unarmed protesting ought to be OK in Minnesota. 

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pixierose has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ED, psych.

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You mean like these guys? Or the ladies? They don’t look very silent to me.

I can keep going?

And if you consider me sanctimonious in protecting my fellow man, so be it. As an almost cancer survivor (almost there!), among other ailments, I appreciate when others keep their distance and wear a mask - I work damn hard in this economy (more so than many “youngins” at times), contribute to the care of others so heck yeah - where do I get my gold star?

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VivaLasViejas has 20 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych.

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I was watching the rioting in Portland late last night on the news and found it rather ironic that most of the protesters causing trouble looting and setting things on fire, were wearing masks. Not bandanas, but regular surgical masks and face coverings. Of course, social distancing wasn't being observed, but who's got time for that when you've got store windows to smash in with skateboards and you're blocking off streets with blazing dumpsters?

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4 minutes ago, VivaLasViejas said:

I was watching the rioting in Portland late last night on the news and found it rather ironic that most of the protesters causing trouble looting and setting things on fire, were wearing masks. Not bandanas, but regular surgical masks and face coverings. Of course, social distancing wasn't being observed, but who's got time for that when you've got store windows to smash in with skateboards and you're blocking off streets with blazing dumpsters?

Yeah.

I wonder if you noticed that those "peace keepers" weren't wearing masks or social distancing while they were murdering the black guy in the street.  Who has time for public health recommendations when there are citizens to kill and terrorize? Isn't it convenient when the white supremacy apologists show up to the protests to break windows and cause trouble?  

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pixierose has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ED, psych.

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7 hours ago, VivaLasViejas said:

I was watching the rioting in Portland late last night on the news and found it rather ironic that most of the protesters causing trouble looting and setting things on fire, were wearing masks. Not bandanas, but regular surgical masks and face coverings. Of course, social distancing wasn't being observed, but who's got time for that when you've got store windows to smash in with skateboards and you're blocking off streets with blazing dumpsters?

Who’s got time for social distancing when POC are getting murdered ... in plain view. AGAIN.

“A riot is the language of the unheard” - a quote made by MLKJ more than half a century ago. Half a century. For the same issues. Were it not for the killing of yet another black man, and police behavior, there wouldn’t be protests. This lit the match, figuratively and literally. Does it justify  the rampages? Honestly? I don’t know. Maybe this time, there will be change. How many times, and years, do we need to go through the same damn thing? We see the same thing, and hear our politicians say “change!” ... but nothing. Then a few months, a few years later and rinse, repeat.

George Floyd was a public lynching. For ... what?  Sean Reed, Trayvon Martin, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor ... so many names and they just keep coming.

 

 

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Think of it, what a perfect time for lawless behavior. You can wear a mask to cover your identity. 

I get why folk are angry,  but rioting and looting isn't the way to disprove negative stereotypes about Black People. 

The police need to do a better job weeding out emotionally unstable cops. The public needs to understand how difficult police work is. 

I predict that our society is going to continue to unravel. I'm quietly putting away some food reserves. America will fall hard when everything falls apart. 

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1 hour ago, Emergent said:

Think of it, what a perfect time for lawless behavior. You can wear a mask to cover your identity. 

I get why folk are angry,  but rioting and looting isn't the way to disprove negative stereotypes about Black People. 

The police need to do a better job weeding out emotionally unstable cops. The public needs to understand how difficult police work is. 

I predict that our society is going to continue to unravel. I'm quietly putting away some food reserves. America will fall hard when everything falls apart. 

Rioting and looting are exactly the way for white supremacy apologists and anarchists to cast attention away from the public murder of black men by white men (in plain view, on our public streets) and onto the crowd.  Because if ANYONE starts vandalism and violence, the protesters will be blamed.  Isn't that convenient? No? Well at least it's predictable. 

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pixierose has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ED, psych.

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1 hour ago, Emergent said:

Think of it, what a perfect time for lawless behavior. You can wear a mask to cover your identity. 

I get why folk are angry,  but rioting and looting isn't the way to disprove negative stereotypes about Black People. 

The police need to do a better job weeding out emotionally unstable cops. The public needs to understand how difficult police work is. 

I predict that our society is going to continue to unravel. I'm quietly putting away some food reserves. America will fall hard when everything falls apart. 

Think about this statement: “rioting and looting isn’t the way to disprove negative stereotypes against Black people.” 

There’s been a heck of a lot of white people rioting and looting. Hell, some guy was flinging arrows into a crowd: white guy.  There are a lot of videos out there on Twitter from POC asking the white guys to knock it off. 

A lot of peaceful protests had police react with tear gas and rubber bullets. Compare that with protestors in MI yelling into the faces of police with guns, no masks. Threatening enough to have people who worked there wear bullet proof vests. Both acts within their rights - the right to protest. But the white guys? Handled with kid gloves. 

I’d be pretty upset too. I AM upset, and I can’t even begin to put myself in their shoes. Sure, police might be feeling scared and edgy. I would be. But I get these people breaking curfew to protest; this finally might be change. What do you want them to do? Nothing has worked.

 

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On 5/31/2020 at 12:11 PM, pixierose said:

There’s been a heck of a lot of white people rioting and looting. Hell, some guy was flinging arrows into a crowd: white guy.

Not accurate ,I think arrow guy was protecting his car from damage.Not a part of looting gang.In my own opinion.

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pixierose has 3 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ED, psych.

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12 minutes ago, Leader25 said:

Not accurate ,I think arrow guy was protecting his car from damage.Not a part of looting gang.In my own opinion.

https://www.sltrib.com/news/2020/05/31/man-with-bow-is-expected/

So I looked it up again (as days pass, we always get more of a story, don’t we?). Not a looter, but definitely not a passive observer; he drove right on it there. I wish he wasn’t assaulted; he could have been detained til police arrived.

On another note, the officer pushing down the older man with the cane hurt my heart.

 

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Uplifting, impactful moments amid demonstrations across Southern California

As George Floyd protests continue across the nation, the Southland saw many powerful moments reflective of a community coming together during a turbulent time.

https://abc7.com/george-floyd-protests-los-angeles-california-around-the-world/6229208/

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George Floyd protesters TURN on the looters: Santa Monica demonstrators stop store from getting ransacked

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8375121/Protesters-LA-NY-Washington-DC-stop-looters-raiding-stores.html

 

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