photo by Boyd Loving
“I’ve read the article twice now and don’t detect any racism. Thoughtful and provocative, yes, which seems to be the problem for “progressives” and those who think they are, like some commentators here.
It’s great that young people are out protesting and showing solidarity with another group of people but I wonder how well informed they truly are and whether they and their parents (and some commentators here) are able to separate the basic, laudable idea that Black Lives Matter and the BLM organization/leadership, which has a distinctly socialist/radical streak which is much less acceptable to informed, mature adults. I suspect not.
As for the arrest, sorry, but in my 20 years in the village, I have found the Ridgewood PD to be a restrained, reasonable group and I do not have a problem with them attempting to keep the streets safe while many pedestrians and vehicular traffic are both present, with consequences for deliberate noncompliance. I note that the person arrested (or some companion) made sure to tag Governor Murphy and AG Grewal on their tweets about the arrest, suggesting that they deliberately attempted to provoke the police and make the news, as opposed to more mundane and less news worthy peaceful protesting.
Sorry for the length of this post, but intelligent, well reasoned discourse sometimes requires length. Finally, I’ll save some of you a little time: I don’t support Trump; never have, never will.
Have at it.”