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Detroit may make national news BLM protest

stovebolts

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It sounds like BLM is not totally organized and various groups are using the name for the sake of recognition but not necessarily mission. That gives the BLM movement a bad reputation.
Honestly, I think BLM is making things up as this develops. I watched that gal in charge of BLM in Seattle (CHOP) and she was pretty radical and spoke violently. The voice of BLM in Detroit is much different.
 

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Honestly, I think BLM is making things up as this develops. I watched that gal in charge of BLM in Seattle (CHOP) and she was pretty radical and spoke violently. The voice of BLM in Detroit is much different.
Their are chapters ,none in,Florida last time,I checked
 

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BLM never one time mentioned the black law officers who has been murdered .nor have the denounced the gang warfare of blacks killing blacks . there aint no way as white man would i dare walk into a black gang controlled area . you would either be beat severally or dead . i been told there are areas the law dont go to .the problem is a heart issue not skin color
 

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BLM never one time mentioned the black law officers who has been murdered .nor have the denounced the gang warfare of blacks killing blacks . there aint no way as white man would i dare walk into a black gang controlled area . you would either be beat severally or dead . i been told there are areas the law dont go to .the problem is a heart issue not skin color
I used to live 8 blocks outside of Compton In my mid 20’s. I’ve been in Compton many times and never really worried about my safety. I’ve even been in the projects in New Orleans. Ok, that was stupid and God was watching over my ignorance. I think they thought I was crazy or something as I smiled and said hi to everyone looking odd toward me. But if your white, you don’t want to go to certain parts of the east side of Detroit. I have a few black friends, one in particular that lives in Detroit and he won’t even go to the east side.
 

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Black lives do matter. But the movement BLM, I don't trust it. Like Jerry said, they don't speak out against abuses that are done on BLM movements. They don't hold themselves accountable so why should we trust them. Many of them also have taken a stand that I disagree with that continue a trend to hate police and fuel that hatred and divide.

That said the issues and abuses that have occurred ate what sparked a lot of the BLM movements. Those are issues worth trying to find solutions for,
 

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If you can't tell the difference between the two, it doesn't matter if one group is the real BLM and worth supporting and another group is not BLM and spreading lies.

If they appear to be the same group, then do not trust either. The protests that continue to harbor violence and theft are reasons to step away from tgat and try a different approach. Since BLM hadn't done this but just says "that wasn't us," then they have no credibility. At least not in my opinion. Don't watch the word burn and create avenues for others to do the same and say that it's ok because it wasn't you doing it. That is not ok. Not in the least.
 

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Sounds like BLM need a clear spokesperson , so they are all on the same page. Did they have a spokesperson who distanced their organisation from the behaviour of looters?
 

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they changed there mission it use to say defund police this was less than a month ago it said that
 

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The USA seems to have a lot going on at the moment.
 
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Looked at black lives matter website. Several things were listed on it including the thing about disinformation being rampant about BLM. However at the top of those things was a message to defund the the police. While at the bottom of the page was advertising two BLM shirts.

These two things mean 1) I don't tryst their judgement because they want to remove police. And 2) they've moved away from just a movement to a market for selling merchandise.

There is no reason to trust them. Ecpecually when they keep pushing for more protests (while covid is an issue), even though the protests continue to prove to be a source of violence and theft.
 

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black lives matter website.
is very political defund the police . i wonder if they got 4 acres and a mule like Abraham lincoln promised if they would be happy.. gosh that would mean manuel labor . how does the protesters pay bills protesting days at a time
 

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