Well that's another discussion. But, it seems like you also agree that blood is on the hands of Hamas.SlimShady wrote: ↑Fri Oct 20, 2023 11:06 amSince October 7th , Hamas...SallyMae wrote: ↑Fri Oct 20, 2023 10:38 am Well, since October 7, Israeli forces have launched thousands of air bombardments in the Gaza Strip, killing at least 3,793 people, mostly civilians, including more than 1,500 children. The decision was made that killing all those innocent people IS worth "killing the bad guy," and many here would agree, *all* of that blood is on the hands of Hamas.
In this discussion we are talking about who is responsible for the damages that were incurred during the Black Lives Matter protests. The unprovoked attack in this case was by a state actor, Derek Chauvin, and the cumulative effects of decades of brutal overpolicing of Black communities, resulting in many unjust deaths and ruined lives including of children. With that legacy, the horrid, unjust death of George Floyd hit those communities just as hard as 9/11 or similar tragedies.
Rage boiled over, as it does, and people took the only recourse available to them, which was to take to the streets. Amazingly, 97% of those protests were peaceful, millions of people peacefully marching in cities all over the country. But, when protests are so widespread, so angry, over such ongoing injustice, there is simply no way to guarantee that none of them will get out of hand. A few did. That's what happens when people get hurt - they lash out. As you might say, "...are they supposed to just wait to die without firing back?"
"Killing the bad guy" in this case meant putting an end to this kind of overpolicing. Did it work? According to Scientific American, killings by police declined after Black Lives Matter Protests. A study also found body-camera use and community policing increased in places with the most active movements. Imperfect as it was, it did work.
Point, if Derek Chauvin had never crushed the life out of George Floyd, those riots would never have happened in the first place. The state attacked, and people merely responded in kind with necessary force. The damage is on his hands.
Because I understand shared responsibility, I would say it's ALSO on the hand of those few people who physically did the damage. But the last people responsible for it is general "democrats".