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Author Topic: Oregon police can't do anything about riots unless right-wingers are present  (Read 197 times)

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Or at least that's the impression I get here. And the news seem to "support" that this is the general trend. The moment Proud Boys show up, the state can call it a riot and send in the police. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbEsCGDGjf4

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It's easier to arrest people who obey the law.
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City police are not your friends.  You want officers that serve and protect than go to your small towns as those sheriffs are voted in.

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I am truly beyond caring about mass violence in blue cities, including LA. The business owners aren't storming city hall demanding an end to the lockdowns nor the riots which have damaged or destroyed numerous businesses. Instead, they're happy to submit to getting nothing for the high taxes they pay.

I do wonder if we'll see middle & upper class flight from the blue cities in meaningful numbers. AKA, enough move to make a significant effect upon the tax base. I suspect the numbers would have to be 5% of the population.
As for cops suddenly remembering to do their job when the Proud Boys show up, that's zero surprise. I can't feel bad for blue city cops when they are so willing to be puppets to the leftist mayors.

LAPD fundraisers will never see a dime from me again. They cry about wanting to be supported, but were thrilled to push the CoronaChan lockdown and act all tough in their riot LARP gear when lockdown protestors showed up.
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I suspect the numbers would have to be 5% of the population.

Which is probably 20% of the net-pay population

fundraisers will never see a dime from me again.

The problem with pensions is they're rooted in the false hope someone will take care of your fiscal self-discipline for you, and then your future is held in their hands.  Much harder to walk on your conscience.

While they don't fund the pension anyway, so the odds of getting that pension in full decrease as the pyramid scheme moves through time.
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I am truly beyond caring about mass violence in blue cities, including LA. The business owners aren't storming city hall demanding an end to the lockdowns nor the riots which have damaged or destroyed numerous businesses. Instead, they're happy to submit to getting nothing for the high taxes they pay.
Not always. A number of businesses are flat out leaving. They're pulling up stakes and they're not coming back.

That's going to pinch tax revenue, and it'll be fun to watch those selfsame city leaders (or their successors) beg the businesses to return.

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I am truly beyond caring about mass violence in blue cities, including LA. The business owners aren't storming city hall demanding an end to the lockdowns nor the riots which have damaged or destroyed numerous businesses. Instead, they're happy to submit to getting nothing for the high taxes they pay.
Not always. A number of businesses are flat out leaving. They're pulling up stakes and they're not coming back.

That's going to pinch tax revenue, and it'll be fun to watch those selfsame city leaders (or their successors) beg the businesses to return.

NYC is already seeing the effects of this - and yeah, they're begging.

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City police are not your friends.  You want officers that serve and protect than go to your small towns as those sheriffs are voted in.
Holy cats, I never made that connection, but it is so true.  I grew up in small towns and always had a positive view of police and deputies. 
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