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What have George Floyd, Micheal Brown and Malice Green in common?

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48 minutes ago, dadmonson said:

Also, if policemen can have a "few bad apples" why can't protesters?

Whatever the case may be, it is YOU who must decide between GOOD individuals and EVIL ones and between the INNOCENT and the GUILTY ... otherwise you condemn yourself to the very blindness (lumping one in all or all in one) which you profess to abhor... and which is the root of all racism and prejudice.

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December 16, 1773: “The Secret Plan”

While this doesn't fully address the question of how the Boston Tea Party was perceived by those seeing it in the news without prior knowledge of the planning that went into it. Many choose to remain anonymous, providing a subtle clue of some unspecified concern. 

They had 18 days in which the plan was laid.

@whYNOT, 'arguementum ad comsequentiam' was returned on a fallacy inquiry using 'arguementum ad historiuam' as the search term.

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1 hour ago, dadmonson said:

What about Martin Luther King?

He wasn't killed by cops, and he was very specific about his civil disobedience, and very much against any loss of property or violent action. So I don't see why you bring up his name in relation to those people, or the connection you're trying to make between his protests and the hodgepodge here. It isn't difficult to condemn both property loss and the far worse examples of murder or manslaughter. 

I'm not sure if WhyNot is overgeneralizing to say that all protests related to this have looting involved. If he is, that's wrong. But he would be right to suggest that the looting and rioting didn't lead justice to prevail. That's not what it takes to be heard, because it doesn't work, but some form of protest can.

3 hours ago, whYNOT said:

And the cop's act is not representative of daily life and all policemen in the USA (unless CNN has got hold of you), a false induction.

You're from South Africa, you wouldn't know daily life either. It really isn't that far off with my experience with cops in the US that they are often callous and don't have much regard for how their actions affect other people. If you only mean to say that being killed by the police isn't daily life, it doesn't matter. Voluntary manslaughter and murder should not occur ever with the people who are supposed to prevent it (and why any law enforcement should be held to a higher standard than a civilian). 

Not all police of course, but probably most of them in the US.

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3 hours ago, dream_weaver said:

While this particular reference may not be part of why Narragansette was chosen for the name of the judge that went on strike in Atlas Shrugged, it is more synergistic than most of the other references provided from this particular jumping point.

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