Civil rights movements, how-to's and how-not-to's

    Amen my friend.

    — Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) August 25, 2020


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    PHOTOS: Protesters and police faced off Tuesday night after a planned demonstration at Woodruff Park turned violent

    — AJC (@ajc) August 26, 2020


    Second, the history of nonviolent direction in the 1960s shows that brutal state and vigilante repression against nonviolent protesters, such as with Bloody Sunday in Selma, injured & traumatized activists but was associated with huge spikes in concern for civil rights.

    — Omar Wasow (@owasow) August 26, 2020

    I would add that violating a temporary law like curfew to entice forceful police reaction, I would think that lessens amount of sympathy because most citizens do not find it onerous to obey curfew for a short amount of time. It's when protesters are following all the rules that gets them greatest sympathy when there is overreaction.

    Also, the willlingness to get arrested without fighting back is part of the whole theory if I recall correctly, is it not? I.E., you go limp and let them arrest you if the plan is to block some public place for attention purposes.

    “There are two systems of justice in the United States. There’s a White system and there’s a Black system. The Black system ain’t doing so well,” Jacob Blake’s father says during the March on Washington. “Every Black person in the United States is going to stand up. We’re tired!”

    — CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) August 28, 2020

    I am reminded of what a fancy lawyer I had to hire kept telling me "I'm trying to get you to focus."

    I know immediately what this protest is about. As opposed to like, day 90 in Portland, Oregon-I still am not sure to this day what those protesters are protesting; I've read a ton on them and all I have come away with is that they want endless war, and have actually started to come to the conclusion that they aren't protesting at all, they just like war.

    effective policing during protest movements requires police knowing it's gonna happen and where (i.e., permit like we used to do in NYC, don't know what happened with that recently):

    Believe it or not, mostly the country's police are not like 1950's Mississipppi police anymore, they are not looking for trouble, they'd rather not.

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