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Whatever your feelings on the riots or on the police, this man deserves our praise. |  This man saved untold lives without firing a shot. Officer Eugene Goodman is an American hero. | image tagged in eugene goodman,police,police officer,hero,riots,riot | made w/ Imgflip meme maker
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7 ups, 3d
This man needs a Medal of Honor, and the rest of the cops who did not provoke violence against the “protesters”
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7 ups, 3d,
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And suddenly liberals care about the police.
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7 ups, 3d,
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Always have.
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2 ups, 2d,
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Even though I'm a "rightie" (I'm only saying this because I'm 100% sure I'm not on the left), this is a good meme. Most of your upvotes come from "righties" on this one, my friend.

Increasing accountability for police officers is a bi-partisan issue. Everyone wants a good, trustworthy police force. This guy did a great job.
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Great, I’m glad we can see eye to eye on this one.

The flip side is that we liberals are criticizing the Capitol Hill officers who took down barriers, posed for selfies with rioters, etc.

Those officers are being disciplined and/or fired — just like the officers involved in the unjustified use of force decisions that caused massive protests last year.

We also roundly criticized Trump for not ordering in the National Guard, and praise Pence for doing the same. Which is right in line with what national security pros themselves say.

Turns out liberals have pretty much the same nuanced views on police conduct as Police Departments themselves.
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1 up, 1d
Both parties want the same thing, but the way to get there is concealed by shitty language patterns. If I say "I don't agree with the BLM movement," I will be called a racist. If a liberal says they don't agree with some right-wing value, they'll be called a"libtard" or whatever. Total bullshit. Everyone has a right to feel how they feel and with the amount of lies we've all bought, we should be giving eachother a "pass" for being downright confused. The media has driven a huge barrier between the right and the left, and I believe it's on purpose.

The conversations have to be motivated by understanding and reconciliation. Most people just want to be right.

So, question - why did you criticize Trump for NOT calling in the National Guard, yet praised Mike Pence for doing so? (I don't know anything about this part of the story)
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1 up, 2d
no they haven't, look at summer 2020
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1 up, 2d
Right on.
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3 ups, 3d,
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2 ups, 3d,
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Guys like this barged through the chamber not long after it was evacuated

And this contraption was set up outside

This mob wanted to hang Mike-freaking-Pence, it’s not hard to imagine what they would have done to Nancy Pelosi or any other Democrat they got their hands on really

Perhaps you ought to read up about what really happened here
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2 ups, 2d,
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1 up, 2d
looking more MAGA-familiar now?
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1 up, 2d,
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What did he do?
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1 up, 1d,
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Walked up some steps with someone right behind him recording it. Not really clear what he did. Every media story, real or staged, has to have a "hero" narrative.
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1 up, 1d
HUh. Thanks.
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6 ups, 3d,
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Officer Goodman is a true PATRIOT, not the scum Trump domestic terrorists that invaded the Capitol.
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1 up, 2d,
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ok, ill label trump rioters terrorists if you label blm/antifa terrorists too
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0 ups, 2d,
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False equivalence. The deeds of one do not exonerate the deeds of another. Your statement only exposes your moral double standards and subjective views on when violence is acceptable
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1 up, 2d,
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BLM and ANTIFA riots, ever seen the news at all?
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0 ups, 1d
Apparently you don't grasp the definition of equivalence
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1 up, 2d,
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funny, because democrats have lots of double standards too
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0 ups, 1d,
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Sure they do lol Human nature is not a political party humans will lie cheat and still when they feel it serves their best interests

It's funny because they actually believe they can excuse their bs while condemning others
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1 up, 24h
True. But its not Human nature, Its our own desire
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0 ups, 1d
I would agree that it is not the deeds of the one that exonerate the deeds of the other. Rather, it is the justification of the one's similar deeds that calls for similar justification of the other, or, on the contrary, the condemnation of the other that calls for consistent condemnation of the one. Don't get me wrong; I completely agree that the Capitol rioting was atrocious, and I think that it is a prime example of how extremists can discredit reasonable people with similar views, thus preventing positive change. I think that many of us would simply like to see at least equal condemnation for BLM/Antifa riots that were at least equally destructive, unnecessary, and uncalled for.
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1 up, 2d,
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i do not agree with the attack on the capital but i do think the democrats need to analogue that they cheated and that person did save lives at the cost of threatening his life but i do want the democrats to analogue they cheated
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2 ups, 2d
But they didn't cheat.
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1 up, 2d
how did they cheat now?
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0 ups, 1d
Agreed.
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1 up, 2d
Thought this one might make front page; thanks.
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2 ups, 3d,
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Had he been white, this image would never exist.
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6 ups, 3d,
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If he was white, he would’ve been opening doors for the rioters, like a lot of the other white cops were doing.

Just jokes, folks...
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2 ups, 2d
Liberals would be responsible for that
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2 ups, 3d,
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4 ups, 3d,
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Don't get me wrong, he still is a hero, but had he been white, nobody would've cared.
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0 ups, 1d,
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If he was doing what Officer Goodman was doing he would have gotten the same praise. Yes the praise is elevated because a black man would have probably been in more danger, since many people in that crowd were white supremicists, who very likely would have killed officer Goodman without hesitation.
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1 up, 1d
They were also ya know let in by the white cops.
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