Izawwlgood wrote:The double standard is that people of color are being killed for doing virtually nothing, but white people are fully arming themselves, writing suicide letters/saying goodbye to their family, and taking over buildings while issuing threats to the Federal Government, and you're arguing for restraint.
Actually all sorts of people have been wrongfully killed by police; it's not limited to people of color.
And yeah, in this specific case we're arguing for restraint. Because so far, nobody has been hurt or killed and there is no reason to change that fact - for either side. Are you seriously suggesting that it would be better to escalate a non-violent situation into a violent one?
This to me is why BlackLivesMatter is such an important movement, as well as why while I'm not for nuking the compound from orbit, I would have little issue with an armed response to remove these people from the premises. They are actually factually breaking the law, violently and threateningly, and you're suggesting that we 'just keep cool'.
So... in the same paragraph where you're proclaiming your support for a movement that was founded around the rejection of excessive force by law enforcement, you're advocating that law enforcement deliberately escalate a situation into a shootout that would inevitably cause deaths and injuries on both sides... because why exactly?