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Data: 48 of America’s 50 Largest Cities Hit By Black Lives Matter Riots

BY:  Joel Pollak

 

New data from Princeton University show that riots associated with the Black Lives Matter movement took place in 48 out of the 50 largest cities in the United States.

The study found:

 

In more than 93% of all demonstrations connected to the movement, demonstrators have not engaged in violence or destructive activity. Peaceful protests are reported in over 2,400 distinct locations around the country. Violent demonstrations, meanwhile, have been limited to fewer than 220 locations ​— under 10% of the areas that experienced peaceful protests.

Mainstream media seized on the data last week to argue that the “Trump narrative” of violent demonstrations was false. The study itself speculated that public perceptions of riots were skewed by “political orientation and biased media framing” and “disproportionate coverage of violent demonstrations.”

 

 

 

However, public perceptions may simply have reflected the wide geographic distribution of the violence.

 

The Princeton data set shows that nearly every major city in the United States experienced riots from late May to the end of August — even under the narrow definition that the study used to classify riots (as separate from events described as police violence against protesters).

 

The only exceptions within the top 50 cities by population were Fresno, California, and Mesa, Arizona.

 

Thus in the public imagination, the proportion that matters most may not be the 7% of protests that were violent, but the 96% of major urban areas that experienced rioting.

Within the largest 100 cities by population, 74 experienced riots.

 

Several smaller communities have also experienced riots, including — most recently — Rochester, New York, and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

 

 

 

 

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A RIOT is a Peaceful Demonstration where someone in the crowd breaks a law - blocks traffic, lights a trashcan fire to keep warm, or fails to disperse fast enough to suit the Police ordering the dispersal.

 

Now if you look at acts of violence during protests, you will find the vast majority was caused by tRump supporters. Here's jsut a bit of what ABC News discovered when looking into the matter:

After a Latino gas station attendant in Gainesville, Florida, was suddenly punched in the head by a white man, the victim could be heard on surveillance camera recounting the attacker’s own words: “He said, ‘This is for Trump.'" Charges were filed but the victim stopped pursuing them.

When police questioned a Washington state man about his threats to kill a local Syrian-born man, the suspect told police he wanted the victim to "get out of my country," adding, "That’s why I like Trump."

Reviewing police reports and court records, ABC News found that in at least 12 cases perpetrators hailed Trump in the midst or immediate aftermath of physically assaulting innocent victims. In another 18 cases, perpetrators cheered or defended Trump while taunting or threatening others. And in another 10 cases, Trump and his rhetoric were cited in court to explain a defendant's violent or threatening behavior.

When three Kansas men were on trial for plotting to bomb a largely-Muslim apartment complex in Garden City, Kansas, one of their lawyers told the jury that the men "were concerned about what now-President Trump had to say about the concept of Islamic terrorism." Another lawyer insisted Trump had become "the voice of a lost and ignored white, working-class set of voters," and Trump's rhetoric meant someone "who would often be at a 7 during a normal day, might ‘go to 11.'"

The vast majority of the cases – 41 of the 54 – reflect someone echoing presidential rhetoric, not protesting it.

ABC News could not find a single criminal case filed in federal or state court where an act of violence or threat was made in the name of President Barack Obama or President George W. Bush.

 

The 54 cases identified by ABC News are remarkable in that a link to the president is captured in court documents and police statements, under the penalty of perjury or contempt. These links are not speculative – they are documented in official records. And in the majority of cases identified by ABC News, it was perpetrators themselves who invoked the president in connection with their case, not anyone else.

 

The protests and violence will not end as long as the ToadPOTUS is there to encourage and nurture the ones who will kill in his name!

If you want to live in freedom, you must remove the ones who are destroying it in the name of a psychopathic tyrant.

 

VOTE THEM OUT

THEN

LOCK THEM UP

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@Olderscout66 wrote:

A RIOT is a Peaceful Demonstration where someone in the crowd breaks a law - blocks traffic, lights a trashcan fire to keep warm, or fails to disperse fast enough to suit the Police ordering the dispersal.

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Nonsense.  None of the 1968 riots were ever peaceful protests.

 

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Since Trump Cult members actually believe America's cities are on fire, that means Trump broke his campaign promise to keep our cities safe. I think we need new blood in the White House and Joe Biden is the man who can end the rioting and looting Fox World is fired up over.

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So all 48 of the cities have had rioting, destruction of building and businesses, and the cities are being burned down?

Then perhaps they might have a descriptive list of what has taken place in these 48 cities, to back up these claims?

...A credible source!

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There have been protests in Baltimore but I am unaware of any riots this year.   The police force was retrained in special event response tactics after Freddie Gray, and it has been peaceful all summer. 

 

 

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-06-04/why-baltimore-s-george-floyd-protest-is-different...

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/baltimore-activists-hone-protest-strategy-to-reduce-violence/20...

 

So I find that article difficult to believe.....shocking, I know.

 

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The claim that only Democratic Mayors have had violence / riots is a LIE; to fuel political bigotry (intolerance).

 

Here, one claims 48 of America's 50 Largest Cities hit by Riots, yet 15 of the mayors of the 50 largest cities are NOT Democrats.  Proving once again, Republicans need to tell untruths and mislead to make a point to protect their Cult Leader....

 

List of mayors of the 50 largest cities in the United States 


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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

The claim that only Democratic Mayors have had violence / riots is a LIE; to fuel political bigotry (intolerance).

 

Here, one claims 48 of America's 50 Largest Cities hit by Riots, yet 15 of the mayors of the 50 largest cities are NOT Democrats.  Proving once again, Republicans need to tell untruths and mislead to make a point to protect their Cult Leader....

 

List of mayors of the 50 largest cities in the United States 


How about the claim that only Democrats riot?

 

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@aruzinsky wrote:


How about the claim that only Democrats riot?

 

Bovine excrement as well.  I have NEVER seen anyone question what party a rioter represented....neither have you.

 

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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@aruzinsky wrote:


How about the claim that only Democrats riot?

 

Bovine excrement as well.  I have NEVER seen anyone question what party a rioter represented....neither have you.

 

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So let's pretend all rioters are Democrat until proven otherwise.

 

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@aruzinsky wrote:

@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@aruzinsky wrote:


How about the claim that only Democrats riot?

 

Bovine excrement as well.  I have NEVER seen anyone question what party a rioter represented....neither have you.

 

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So let's pretend all rioters are Democrat until proven otherwise.

 


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Why?  So trump supporters can continue to dumb-down trumps base?


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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@aruzinsky wrote:

@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@aruzinsky wrote:


How about the claim that only Democrats riot?

 

Bovine excrement as well.  I have NEVER seen anyone question what party a rioter represented....neither have you.

 

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So let's pretend all rioters are Democrat until proven otherwise.

 


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Why?  So trump supporters can continue to dumb-down trumps base?


Because absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.

 

 

 

 

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@jimc91 wrote:

 

Several smaller communities have also experienced riots, including — most recently — Rochester, New York, and Kenosha, Wisconsin.

 

As is often the case, the Right-wing extremists cherry-pick the data they wish to share.  I contend that they only want you, the forums readers to only receive part of the story; not ALL the provide a more complete and accurate story.  We've seen it time and time again.  In THIS one example, the OP author steers readers away from:

 

"The United States is at heightened risk of political violence and instability going into the 2020 general election. Mass shootings hit a record high last year (BBC, 29 December 2019), violent hate crimes are on the rise (Al Jazeera, 13 November 2019), and police killings continue unabated, at 2.5 times the rate for Black men as for white men (FiveThirtyEight, 1 June 2020; Nature, 19 June 2020). The COVID-19 pandemic has killed well over 180,000 (New York Times, 3 September 2020) and disrupted the economy, while George Floyd’s death in police custody has sparked a massive wave of protest across the country. (This is the Law and Order trump provides Americans).

 

The US Crisis Monitor — a joint project between ACLED and the Bridging Divides Initiative (BDI) atPrinceton University — collects real-time data on these trends in order to provide timely analysis and resources to support civil society efforts to track, prevent, and mitigate the risk of political violence in America. With supplemental data collection extending coverage back to the week of Floyd’s killing in May, the dataset now encompasses the latest phase of the Black Lives Matter movement, growing unrest related to the health crisis, and politically motivated violence ahead ofthe November general election.

 

And as CeeTee accurately points out (as he often does):

 

"An Overwhelmingly Peaceful Movement The vast majority of demonstration events associated with the BLM movement are non-violent" (see map below). In more than 93% of all demonstrations connected to the movement, demonstrators have not engaged in violence or destructive activity. Peaceful protests are reported in over 2,400 distinct locations around the country. Violent demonstrations, meanwhile, have been limited to fewer than 220 locations — under 10% of the areas that experienced peaceful protests. In many urban areas like Portland, Oregon, for example, which has seen sustained unrest since Floyd’s killing, violent demonstrations are largely confined to specific blocks, rather than dispersed throughout the city (CNN, 1 September 2020).

 

Why don't trump supporters want you to know the TRUTH; the whole story?  They know the uneducated; the uninformed and those beholden to racial tropes, are their BASE; their supporters.


 


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All should read the report used to start this thread. It tells the full story, and tells us the underlying cause was the problem of police brutality with people standing up against that, and going for reform. It also tells us how the far right Rep. have used police brutality to try and make people think it is Black Lives Matter who is the problem rather that police conduct. It goes into detail about how Dictator Trump and his crew use this as a cover for what they do to oppress people. 

Did you know the current Sec. of Defense refused to use a law to get  regular troops in to action. Sen. Tom Cotton was agreeing with Trump to use it.

The support article is the best I have seen to prove how Dictator Trump and his crew is using and perverting existing laws to oppress people he does not have any use for.

It is evident the far right enablers have not a clue on this subject or they would never use what is an anti Trump report to justify what Dictator Trump has done in trying to destroy the USA.

Once again we see the experts proved correct.

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The act of burning, looting and rioting is criminal and the only way to stop it is to enforce the Law.  I would say since the democrats have allowed it to go on for so long the law needs to be enforced with the maximum penalty under the law.  Now over 100 days in Portland is outrageous!

 

 

 

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The act of burning, looting and rioting is criminal and the only way to stop it is to enforce the Law.  I would say since the democrats have allowed it to go on for so long the law needs to be enforced with the maximum penalty under the law.  Now over 100 days in Portland is outrageous!

 

The riots are by liberal thugs and Antifa in cities overrun by liberals and run by Democrats.  Their solution to the thugs is defund the police.  It is not a phenomena in geographic locations that are run and occupied by civilized human beings.  They also express their personal hatred of Trump by burning their cities and ultimately ask for money from the government to help rebuild their cities.

 

Just say no to Joe!

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@jimc91 wrote:

The act of burning, looting and rioting is criminal and the only way to stop it is to enforce the Law....

 

WRONG!  It can be stopped by preventing the "root cause"...police killing/shooting minorities.  It's not rocket science...not ONE of the recent police killings/shootings were the police lives in danger.  George Floyd?  NO!  Breonna Taylor?  NO!  Terence Crutcher?  NO!  Antwon Rose?  NO!  Phillando Castile?  NO! 

 

It's simple...


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And STILL they don't "GET IT"...

 

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New data from Princeton University show that riots associated with the Black Lives Matter movement took place in 48 out of the 50 largest cities in the United States.

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BLM protests=====riots
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@KidBoy2 wrote:

BLM protests=====riots

Since some struggle with the English language, I offer as indicated by the right-wing extremist definition above.

 

pro·test  noun
noun: protest; plural noun: protests
/ˈprōˌtest/
  1. 1.
    a statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something.
    "the Hungarian team lodged an official protest"
     
    an organized public demonstration expressing strong objection to an official policy or course of action.
    "a protest march"
     
     
    ri·ot/ˈrīət/  noun
    noun: riot; plural noun: riots
    1. 1.a violent disturbance of the peace by a crowd.
      "riots broke out in the capital"
       
      • ARCHAIC
        uncontrolled revelry; rowdy behavior.
      an uproar.
      "the film's sex scenes caused a riot in Cannes
       
      an outburst of uncontrolled feelings.
      "a riot of emotions raged through Frances"
       

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@Centristsin2010 wrote:

@KidBoy2 wrote:

BLM protests=====riots

Since some struggle with the English language, I offer as indicated by the right-wing extremist definition above.

 

pro·test  noun
noun: protest; plural noun: protests
/ˈprōˌtest/
  1. 1.
    a statement or action expressing disapproval of or objection to something.
    "the Hungarian team lodged an official protest"
     
    an organized public demonstration expressing strong objection to an official policy or course of action.
    "a protest march"
     
     
    ri·ot/ˈrīət/  noun
    noun: riot; plural noun: riots
    1. 1.a violent disturbance of the peace by a crowd.
      "riots broke out in the capital"
       
      • ARCHAIC
        uncontrolled revelry; rowdy behavior.
      an uproar.
      "the film's sex scenes caused a riot in Cannes
       
      an outburst of uncontrolled feelings.
      "a riot of emotions raged through Frances"
       

Wrong as always.  You said that Merriam Webster was your favorite dictionary.

 

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/protest

 

Definition of protest

2 : the act of objecting or a gesture of disapproval
//resigned in protest
especially : a usually organized public demonstration of disapproval

 

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/riot

Definition of riot

1a : a violent public disorder
specifically : a tumultuous disturbance of the public peace by three or more persons assembled together and acting with a common intent

b : public violence, tumult, or disorder

 

Therefore some riots are protests when the "common intent" is to "gesture disapproval".

 

Liberals have a long history of perverting the English language; for example, "marriage."

 

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Even if you believe this attempt to make it appear as if America's cities are under assault, please read the following sentence directly from his article. 

 

"In more than 93% of all demonstrations connected to the movement, demonstrators have not engaged in violence or destructive activity. Peaceful protests are reported in over 2,400 distinct locations around the country."

 

If anyone believes the FOX myth that America's cities are under siege, than Trump BROKE HIS CAMPAIGN PROMISE to maintain Law & Order in our cities.

 

 

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CriticalThinking:   If anyone believes the FOX myth that America's cities are under siege, than Trump BROKE HIS CAMPAIGN PROMISE to maintain Law & Order in our cities.

 

 

 

There you go again CT, raining on their parade.

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Right CeeTee. He is the "Law and Order" President. NO RESPECT for the law and DIS ORDER LOL!!!!
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@jimc91 wrote:

BY:  Joel Pollak

 


It is the same thing, every time, folks.

 

Once again, some can only find articles in the MINUSCULE CIRCLE of either alt-right, far right, or even further way, way, way out there resources.

 

Of course, the article above was penned by a senior editor for the granddad of all debunked, disinformation, and misinformation outlets, BRIETBART NEWS.

 

Let's look at BRIETBART'S resume once again.

 

They market a neo-NAZI and a WHITE SUPREMACIST agenda.

 

Founded by a soon to be FELON.

 

They had a sicko senior editor, for years, that was sexually attracted to minors.

 

BRIETBART'S articles are rife with falsehoods and conspiracy theories.

 

They are forever linked to the ALT-RIGHT MOVEMENT according to their founder.

 

Tell me, folks, would you believe them with that resume?

 

Only a few do.

 

 

 

 

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Once again the Nazi wing of the GOP hopes to deceive with clever wordplay. Joe Goebbels would be sooo proud of his spawn.

 

For a PEACEFUL demonstration to be declared a RIOT by Police, all that is needed is someone in the crowd committing an unlawful act - starting a trashcan fire or blocking traffic or refusing to disperse when the police order them to.

 

In short, Police can CREATE a riot by telling a peaceful assembly to "leave". Then, when the people do not leave fast enough to suit the police, it becomes an official RIOT.  Makes me wonder if the Police have some clause in their employment contracts that grants them hazard pay when they have to try and control a RIOT, but not for watching a peaceful crowd.

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The Princeton data set shows that nearly every major city in the United States experienced riots from late May to the end of August — even under the narrow definition that the study used to classify riots (as separate from events described as police violence against protesters).

 

The only exceptions within the top 50 cities by population were Fresno, California, and Mesa, Arizona.

 

Thus in the public imagination, the proportion that matters most may not be the 7% of protests that were violent, but the 96% of major urban areas that experienced rioting.

Within the largest 100 cities by population, 74 experienced riots.

 

 

 

 

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@jimc91 wrote:

 

The only exceptions within the top 50 cities by population were Fresno, California, and Mesa, Arizona.

 

In Fresno, White Supremacist called for a violent rally.  And then:  Black Leaders Say Social Media Post Calling for Riots at River Park Is Fake 

 

In Mesa, Protests Erupt Into Rioting, Leaving La Mesa In Flames 

 

 

 


 


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the riots are caused under Trump and by Trump largely? Why? Because he sows discord and chaos. Throw in police that keep on killing black people, and economy that has tanked because of Pandemic Donald's failure to handle it and VOILA!!!! OOOPS!!!
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