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Fights break out along MLK parade route in Tulsa
Tulsa World ^ | January 18, 2010 | Shannon Muchmore

Posted on 01/18/2010 2:57:03 PM PST by SoonerStorm09

Tulsa police arrested about half a dozen people today following fights that broke out after the Martin Luther King Jr. parade.

Cpl. Scott Anderson said the fights started about 1:30 p.m. after the parade had ended. Anderson said about 20 small fights broke out along Pine Street near Greenwood Avenue.

``We had just large groups of people and some instigators started some fights. It just took awhile to disperse the groups," Anderson said.

Mounted patrol from the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office also responded to help police.

Anderson said police arrested about half a dozen people. He said despite rumors of weapons, there were no shots fired nor weapons seen by police.

(Excerpt) Read more at tulsaworld.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Oklahoma
KEYWORDS: fights; mlk; rumors; tulsa; weapons

1 posted on 01/18/2010 2:57:03 PM PST by SoonerStorm09
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To: SoonerStorm09
In Houston, for the last 5 years or more, the Black Community can not come together even for Martin Luther King Day!

Two groups have fought tooth and nail for the privilege of putting on a parade in honor of Dr. King's message.

Solution: ...Two Parades, Two Times, Two Routes

2 posted on 01/18/2010 3:05:15 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: SoonerStorm09

Can’t we all just get along?


3 posted on 01/18/2010 3:07:29 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (:: The government will do for health care what it did for real estate. ::)
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To: SoonerStorm09

Post-Partisanship!!!!

Obama and the Dems have set race relations back 20 years or more in this country.


4 posted on 01/18/2010 3:08:22 PM PST by tcrlaf (Obama White House=Tammany Hall on the National Mall)
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To: SoonerStorm09

Hmmmm...


5 posted on 01/18/2010 3:13:40 PM PST by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: TexasCajun
Solution: ...Two Parades, Two Times, Two Routes

Are you suggesting separate but equal accommodations for two groups of blacks?

6 posted on 01/18/2010 3:14:16 PM PST by 17th Miss Regt
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To: 17th Miss Regt
More like separating The Bloods & The Crips!
7 posted on 01/18/2010 3:16:52 PM PST by TexasCajun
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To: 17th Miss Regt

martin luther king was a communist m/fer


8 posted on 01/18/2010 3:17:59 PM PST by manonCANAL
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To: SoonerStorm09

This is a fitting tribute to MLK as it seemed that anyplace he went in the sixties, a few days later there was a massive riot that destroyed large swaths of the inner city.


9 posted on 01/18/2010 3:18:58 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Travis McGee

Ditto Baltimore today where a parade takes place on MLK Jr Blvd. There were fights and shootings and a police chase!


10 posted on 01/18/2010 3:19:46 PM PST by maica (Freedom consists not in doing what we like,but in having the right to do what we ought. John Paul II)
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To: maica

Just exuberant urban yoots...its all good.


11 posted on 01/18/2010 3:27:23 PM PST by dogcaller
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To: SoonerStorm09

Where’s that gal with the red dress on,
Some folks call her Dinah
Stole my heart away from me
Way down in Louisiana

Chorus:
Take me back to Tulsa,
I’m too young to marry
Take me back to Tulsa,
I’m too young to marry.

-— Instrumental -—

Little bee sucks the blossom
The big bee gets the honey
Darkey raise the cotton
The white man gets the money.

You wanna go back to Tulsa,
Boy I sure would!
let me off on Archer,
I’ll walk down to Greenwood!

Do you like our little song,
Really we don’t care.
We’re gonna do it anyway,
because we go right by there.

By BOB WILLS and THE TEXAS PLAYBOYS!


12 posted on 01/18/2010 3:37:41 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Are my guns loaded? Break in and find out.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

***This is a fitting tribute to MLK as it seemed that anyplace he went in the sixties, a few days later there was a massive riot that destroyed large swaths of the inner city.***

North Tulsa, around Archer and Greenwood was burnt to the ground in the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, by whites.


13 posted on 01/18/2010 3:41:58 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Are my guns loaded? Break in and find out.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

***This is a fitting tribute to MLK as it seemed that anyplace he went in the sixties, a few days later there was a massive riot that destroyed large swaths of the inner city.***

North Tulsa, around Archer and Greenwood was burnt to the ground in the 1921 Tulsa Race Riot, by whites.


14 posted on 01/18/2010 3:41:58 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Are my guns loaded? Break in and find out.)
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To: SoonerStorm09

fitting “tribute”


15 posted on 01/18/2010 3:42:41 PM PST by DwFry (Baby Boomers Killed Western Civilization!)
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To: SoonerStorm09

Was the GAP Band having a concert? LOL!


16 posted on 01/18/2010 3:48:16 PM PST by rabidralph ("Precedenting" is a lot tougher than community organizing.)
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To: Jim from C-Town

That is the way I remember it also


17 posted on 01/18/2010 3:54:17 PM PST by uncbob
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
Virtually every major city in the country had a major riot in the sixties. Almost every one followed a visit by MLK. Whether it be Watts, Harlem, Detroit, Hough, or dozens of other cities. The locals looked on helpless as people burned down their own neighborhoods.

MLK preached civil disobedience. It may have been disobedience but it certainly wasn't civil, and the leftist welfare programs that where and have been espoused by the race hustlers have been disastrous to their own people and the cities in which they live.

18 posted on 01/18/2010 3:54:18 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: Jim from C-Town
Virtually every major city in the country had a major riot in the sixties

Are you sure these riots weren't after the killing of MLK?

19 posted on 01/18/2010 3:59:09 PM PST by Freee-dame
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar
You wanna go back to Tulsa, Boy I sure would! let me off on Archer, I’ll walk down to Greenwood! Do you like our little song, Really we don’t care. We’re gonna do it anyway, because we go right by there.

Must be a different version than my recording

Those lyrics aren't on it
20 posted on 01/18/2010 4:01:45 PM PST by uncbob
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To: Freee-dame

I am sure he will answer you but they were not after he was killed

BTW the riots after he was killed did not occur in Phila
Mayor Tate gave then police commisioner Frank Rizzo control
over the situation and Rizzo stated NOBODY is burning this city


21 posted on 01/18/2010 4:05:09 PM PST by uncbob
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To: uncbob

I’ve heard 40’s versions like this one but the ones from the 60’s and later were changed.


22 posted on 01/18/2010 4:11:44 PM PST by Oklahoma
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To: Freee-dame
Are you sure these riots weren't after the killing of MLK?

Riots

Riots in numerous American cities took place during the 1960s, even as victories were won against legal segregation and disfranchisement in the South. The Civil Rights Movement had raised hopes for further progress toward racial equality, but as blacks in Northern cities saw their hopes frustrated, the setting was established for large-scale disorder in cities such as Newark, New Jersey; Rochester, New York; Cleveland, Ohio; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Chicago. Most significant were the Harlem Riot of 1964, the Watts Riot of 1965, and the Detroit Riot of 1967.

23 posted on 01/18/2010 4:12:33 PM PST by RGSpincich
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To: Freee-dame

Oh, they rioted then too. It still only HURT their cause.


24 posted on 01/18/2010 4:12:39 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: dogcaller

To post # 11

My cousin Vinnie spells it like this ,,,,, YUTES .


25 posted on 01/18/2010 4:18:18 PM PST by lionheart 247365 (-:{ GLEN BECK is 0bama's TRANSPARENCY CZAR }:-)
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To: RGSpincich

I was 11 years old and living in Kearny NJ, just across the Passaic River from Newark went it went up in flames on a hot July night in 1967. It WAS significant, believe me. 24 dead, millions in damage and over forty years later the city of newark has yet to recover from it.


26 posted on 01/18/2010 4:29:53 PM PST by John-Irish ("Shame of him who thinks of it''.)
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To: uncbob

***Must be a different version than my recording

Those lyrics aren’t on it ***

I have sixteen Bob Wills albums. Four of them have TAKE ME BACK TO TULSA on it. Two have those verses in it.

They are, TOGETHER AGAIN..BOB WILLS/TOMMY DUNCAN Liberty Records LST 7173.

And,

HALL OF FAME BOB WILLS & TOMMY DUNCAN
United Artists Records, UAS-9962

The earlier recordings do not have those verses on it.

What made it interesting is there was one of the biggest wh*re houses in Tulsa at Archer and Greenwood at tht time.


27 posted on 01/18/2010 4:50:16 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Are my guns loaded? Break in and find out.)
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To: Oklahoma

I thought I had an earlier version but I guess not

Wonder why since my version still has Darkie raise the cotton

BTW there is a Merle Haggard version where he sings Poor man raise the cotton and you can hear him start to laugh


28 posted on 01/18/2010 4:52:44 PM PST by uncbob
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

Thanks for the info


29 posted on 01/18/2010 4:57:30 PM PST by uncbob
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To: uncbob

***BTW there is a Merle Haggard version where he sings Poor man raise the cotton and you can hear him start to laugh***

On my Bob Wills recordings, two of them have “Darkie raise the cotton, White man get the money.

The other two Bob Wills recordings have...”poor man raise the cotton, Poor man get the money.”

and ....’Little man raise the cotton, Big man get the money.”

Bob wills used to play at Cain’s Ballroom In Tulsa. I used to see his advertisement in the Tulsa World back in the 1950s and 60s.


30 posted on 01/18/2010 5:28:10 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Are my guns loaded? Break in and find out.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I have those same albums plus the Columbia Anthology which is a compilation of some of the late 30’s and early 40’s recordings. I can imagine after the Civil Rights movement record companies didn’t want anything that could possibly offend anyone [hard to believe, I know] and had the lyrics arranged to remove anything potentially offensive. Ray Benson with Asleep at the Wheel also has an interesting version of Take Me Back To Tulsa. I also believe the Original Texas Playboys in the 80’s (Leon McAuliffe, Eldon Shamblin, etc.) had another version of the tune but I haven’t listened to it lately.


31 posted on 01/18/2010 7:34:35 PM PST by Oklahoma
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To: Jim from C-Town
MLK preached civil disobedience.

King preached NONVIOLENT civil disobedience. Those who rioted, looted and burned were not following his example.

32 posted on 01/18/2010 11:26:18 PM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., hot enough down there today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: JimRed

‘King preached NONVIOLENT civil disobedience.’

Didn’t realy work out that way did it?


33 posted on 01/18/2010 11:41:38 PM PST by Jim from C-Town (The government is rarely benevolent, often malevolent and never benign!)
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To: SoonerStorm09
Picked up on the New Orleans TV stations that it went pretty good today at the MLK parade, only two shootings.
34 posted on 01/19/2010 12:03:21 AM PST by The Cajun (Mind numbed robot , ditto-head, Hannitized, Levinite)
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To: The Cajun

“Picked up on the New Orleans TV stations that it went pretty good today at the MLK parade, only two shootings.”

At least the shootings weren’t in New Orleans itself. They were in Marrerro, a suburb.

http://content.usatoday.net/dist/custom/gci/InsidePage.aspx?cId=thetowntalk&sParam=32565865.story


35 posted on 01/19/2010 3:41:32 AM PST by Mila
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To: maica

Sheesh!


36 posted on 01/19/2010 4:51:23 AM PST by Travis McGee (---www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com---)
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To: Jim from C-Town

No, but not King’s fault! I did not agree with his political views (though we didn’t know for sure that he favored commie/socialism until after his death; all those bigots would lie about him in a heartbeat when the truth would have served just as well) but he put it all on the line for freedom, and I respect that.


37 posted on 01/19/2010 5:48:27 AM PST by JimRed ("Hey, hey, Teddy K., hot enough down there today?" TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Jim from C-Town

Indeed.


38 posted on 01/19/2010 5:54:46 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: SoonerStorm09

This is typical.


39 posted on 01/19/2010 6:08:28 AM PST by Altura Ct.
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I don’t know if you noticed, but it ain’t 1921 anymore.


40 posted on 01/19/2010 6:11:29 AM PST by Republic of Texas (Socialism Always Fails)
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To: Mila
"At least the shootings weren’t in New Orleans itself. They were in Marrerro, a suburb."

Not to worry. Mardi Gras comes early this year. N.O. will be back on track in no time ;-)

41 posted on 01/19/2010 6:13:42 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: SoonerStorm09
As thousands of Tulsans gathered Monday morning to celebrate the civil rights hero who called for peace and unity, dozens of fights broke out in the massive crowd.

He would have been proud. /s

42 posted on 01/19/2010 6:30:46 AM PST by TankerKC (But I used spell cheque.)
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To: Republic of Texas

***I don’t know if you noticed, but it ain’t 1921 anymore.***

How many real riots has Tulsa had since then? None.


43 posted on 01/19/2010 10:32:52 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Are my guns loaded? Break in and find out.)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

The version I have, I downloaded from Napster in 2000, but it goes “darkie picks the cotton.............”.


44 posted on 06/22/2014 11:24:01 AM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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