Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

‘Violence for violence’s sake is troubling,’ says cyclist attacked by youths on D.C. trail
WaPo ^ | 2013/06/12 | Peter Hermann and Trishula Patel

Posted on 06/13/2013 10:07:58 PM PDT by Zhang Fei

click here to read article

Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-8081-99 last
To: Darren McCarty
The 3-S treatment comes to mind with this stuff.

Might be a little difficult with 15 critters. Both shooting and shoveling, unless the guy happened to be carrying a backhoe in his fanny pack.

81 posted on 06/14/2013 10:19:48 AM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 43 | View Replies]

To: Zhang Fei

In every part of the world, there are places where it is not safe. Just because something hasn’t happened to you in one of those places, it doesn’t mean the odds are not in the evildoers’ favor.

82 posted on 06/14/2013 10:22:26 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Darnright

Maybe the bike path is the one that goes by the National Zoo? It could have been baboons, apes or chimps that attacked him. Let’s not jump to conclusions.

83 posted on 06/14/2013 10:33:03 AM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 82 | View Replies]

To: Dilbert San Diego

Not all feral youth are black, in fact they are of all races. My sister-in-law’s son and grandson were attacked and beaten last week in Peoria by a group of white feral youth. Same as this incident, no reason, no robbery- just a beat down. According to the news article this is becoming a problem in the cities. Youth beating people up for no reason other than some sort of game to them.

84 posted on 06/14/2013 10:41:53 AM PDT by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: Tammy8

I know not all feral youth are black. Unfortunately, feral youth are found among all backgrounds. We need to take stock of how people are raising, or not raising, their children.

85 posted on 06/14/2013 11:56:10 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 84 | View Replies]

To: Dilbert San Diego

If race isn’t the common factor,

it should be easy to come up with at least as many incidents of a white or mixed race mob attacking lone defenseless people.

I’ll wait over here. Reply when you’ve found them.

86 posted on 06/14/2013 12:02:07 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 85 | View Replies]

To: MrB

Detroit folding..Friday report.

(AP) Emergency manager: Detroit won’t pay $2.5B it owes
Associated Press
Detroit’s emergency manager says the city is defaulting on about $2.5 billion of debt.

Kevyn Orr said Friday that Detroit is asking creditors to take about 10 cents on the dollar of what they’re owed. Underfunded pension claims will get less.

Orr spent about two hours Friday morning with dozens of people representing banks, insurers and companies holding Detroit debt. He told reporters earlier at an airport hotel in Romulus he wants to fix fiscal problems that have made the city insolvent.

He has instituted a moratorium on all of Detroit’s payments on unsecured debt, seeking forgiveness of millions of dollars owed by the city.

87 posted on 06/14/2013 12:04:15 PM PDT by caww
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 86 | View Replies]

To: sphinx
But it is improving rapidly; for that matter, so is much of Anacostia.

There are a few bright spots in federal Keynesian porkulusian 8A contractor giveaways and that's probably one of them. Unlike regular welfare at least the 8A's can buy a nice mercedes without having to sell drugs. But trust me, it won't last. It will crash much more quickly than outside the beltway where people are more adaptable.

88 posted on 06/14/2013 12:10:54 PM PDT by palmer (Obama = Carter + affirmative action)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 69 | View Replies]

To: sphinx

Urban adventure — that’s funny. I lived in Silver Spring when I was a kid. It was a decent area to be a kid, but it was, even then, on the edge of crapiness. I was mugged in Tacoma Park and my best friend was assaulted by assailants which I would not even have to describe for you to have a general idea what they looked like.

Yes, you can make a lot of money if you get in on the ground floor during a gentrification. Lots of young liberal professionals are moving back to the city. It’s all the rage. They can have it. I escaped a long time ago and I am never going back. Now, I live in the great state of Texas where I am allowed to defend myself at all times. People of all types are more friendly here. Moving here was the best decision I ever made.

I feel a bit of sympathy for liberals when they encounter the results of their own ideology, but the feeling doesn’t last long. At some point, people have to figure this out on their own.

89 posted on 06/14/2013 1:34:15 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 78 | View Replies]

To: 3Fingas

Fair enough. Like most people in the city, I came and stayed for a job. If I had greater freedom of choice, i’d probably opt for a much smaller city myself. But I’m tied to a major metro area and I prefer not to commute.

Silver Spring went through a serious down cycle but it has perked back up in recent years. Do you get back at all?

90 posted on 06/14/2013 1:52:02 PM PDT by sphinx
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 89 | View Replies]

To: sphinx

I occasionally come to the DC metro area on business trips. It is very clear to me that Washington D.C. has gorged itself on revenues from the periphery. During the 2008 recession Washington area malls were just brimming with well-paid federal employees while other areas around the country were nearly left destitute. I don’t blame people for living in the DC area. There is certainly a lot of good opportunities there. People move to the centers of power and wealth.

I drove by our old house in Silver Spring a few years ago. The neighborhood looked the same to me. I did notice that there seemed to be a lot more Asians living there than when I was kid.

Since you are a freeper living in DC, I would be curious to know if your friends are receptive to the conservative viewpoint. Can you talk politics at all with them? I used to have a lot of liberal friends. Some were good conversationalists and some were very open to contrasting opinions. But, for the most part, my liberal friends were very doctrinaire and every bit as inflexible as any crazed cult member. So, most of the time, I avoided discussing politics with them.

91 posted on 06/14/2013 2:11:13 PM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters of Freedom, Committee of Correspondence)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 90 | View Replies]

To: Right Wing Assault

“You are the enemy, stupid.”

I’ve said it on this board before: It is no coincidence the name is “Organizing For America”/”Organizing For Action”. The acronym OFA can ONLY be pronounced one way:


Does ANYone here remember the 60s/70s?

(I’ll bet zer0’s domestic terroist pal Ayres USED “oh-fay” in conversation. Almost a lock his mentor Frank MArshall Davis did.)

{Final hint: Think pig-latin.}

92 posted on 06/14/2013 2:34:44 PM PDT by Peet (Come back with a warrant.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 58 | View Replies]

To: FreedomPoster

“It is interesting how few of these events occur in places with CCW. There have been a few, for sure, but not nearly as many.

Thank you George Zimmerman!”

I agree.

To date the worst gun massacre take place in “gun-free zones” like schools, political events or the movies, where even half crazy shooters are aware they likely have the only gun in action....for upwards to 15 minutes of massacre.

I’m 100% behind the idea of the law allowing the staff in these places to pack heat.

The only gun problem in this country is that the good guys are disarmed by law, while the bad guys with murder on their minds are not likely to be stopped by a little sign on the door that states: “This is a gun-free zone.”

93 posted on 06/15/2013 5:42:02 AM PDT by Darin1948
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 54 | View Replies]

To: Darin1948

Speaking of gun-free zones, have you seen this gem?:

94 posted on 06/15/2013 7:57:04 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 93 | View Replies]

To: Vince Ferrer
Against a dozen “youths” in a ten round magazine zone.

Drop the first three or four, and the rest will lose their enthusiasm for finding out the size of your magazine, or whether you have a spare mag in your pocket.

95 posted on 06/15/2013 8:07:05 AM PDT by PapaBear3625 (You don't notice it's a police state until the police come for you.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: sphinx

A little place called “Whitney St.” in Rochester NY:

96 posted on 06/16/2013 7:24:05 AM PDT by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 80 | View Replies]

To: AbolishCSEU

The reason why there aren’t more shooting there is the place has literally gone down in flames (arson) by either “disgruntled” entitled ghetto crack addicted tenants or the property owners themselves disgusted with bleeding money out the wazoo. When I was there you could hear semi auto gunfire all the time.

97 posted on 06/16/2013 7:26:40 AM PDT by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 96 | View Replies]

To: 3Fingas

My experience with DC liberals is much the same. A lot of them here are professionally involved in politics one way or another. They have been close enough to politicians and campaigns to be appropriately cynical about them; I don’t encounter the hero-worshippers, which is a blessing. But they have an unshakable faith in government, which means that their remedy for every problem is doubling down.

98 posted on 06/16/2013 7:32:40 AM PDT by sphinx
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 91 | View Replies]

To: FreedomPoster


That’s a “share” video :-)

Thanks for the link!

99 posted on 06/17/2013 4:43:13 AM PDT by Darin1948
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 94 | View Replies]

Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first previous 1-2021-4041-6061-8081-99 last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794 is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson