The Loudoun branch of the NAACP and other local organizers and youth are partnering to hold four rallies in support of the "Black Lives Matter" movement beginning Sunday at 3 p.m. at the corner of Main and Maple streets in Purcellville.

Following Sunday’s protest walk in Leesburg to honor George Floyd, a black man killed by a Minneapolis police officer, Loudoun residents -- including many high schoolers and recent graduates -- contacted the local NAACP branch about their eagerness to get involved.

Floyd died after the police officer knelt down in the back of his neck for at least eight minutes. The killing led to several days of protests across the world.

Michelle Thomas, president of the Loudoun NAACP branch, said she was excited to see the interest.

“We’re going to hear from the youth, so I'm inspired [and] I'm happy that these guys reached out,” Thomas said to the Times-Mirror. “We’re not just talking about black kids right now, we’re talking about white kids that have been impacted by this work and that’s committed to change.”

(Editor's note: Thomas spoke with the Times-Mirror prior to the death of her 16-year-old son on Thursday.)

Thomas said the rallies will be structured to be educational, and they will have a theme each weekend.

On Sunday, the theme will be about equity in Loudoun County Public Schools.

Rallies will continue on June 14 with the theme “Juneteenth” in Ashburn, “fathers” in Sterling on June 21 and “voting” in South Riding on June 28. Route details and times are still being finalized.

Thomas said if anyone thinks the protesting, rioting and looting across the country is strictly because of Floyd’s death they are mistaken.

“Anybody thinks that this is related to the death of a single man has missed the last 400 years in America,” Thomas said. “This is a response to 400 years of white feet on black necks, and so being able to educate the public about the public atrocity, and also the profit atrocity perpetrated against African Americans in every city, in every locality, in every hamlet of this nation, it is the only way to responsibly and realistically confront what happened.”

People can follow Loudoun NAACP on Facebook for further details on the rallies when they become available. Organizers are encouraging everyone to follow social-distancing measures and wear masks.

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NAACP protests around Loudoun County

-June 7 at 3 p.m. in Purcellville (Theme: Equity in LCPS)

-June 14 in Ashburn (Theme: Juneteenth)

-June 21 in Sterling (Theme: Fathers)

-June 28 in South Riding (Theme: Voting)

Other local protests, rallies and marches

-June 6 from 2-6 p.m. starting at 20201 Cascades Pkwy. in Sterling “#BLMMarchSterling” (Click here for details)

-June 6 at 2 p.m. in Leesburg on the Town Green (Source: Town of Leesburg)

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Related:

-"Several hundred people turn out in Round Hill for peaceful protest, vigil"

(274) comments

Guest

If you’d ever like to know the root of any problem faced in the United States? Follow the money. BLM has a vested interested in keep racism alive and well and the question is - where is the money from the DEM superpac donors to push donor agendas? Is it being used for tuition assistance, jobs? NO. Bricks. bail. And to line their own pockets. BLM can’t eradicate racism. It has no interest in that. If racism goes- so does the money train. FROM 2015. They are a democrat asset. https://www.politico.com/story/2015/11/major-donors-consider-funding-black-lives-matter-215814?fbclid=IwAR1LHp2qCqMtAnYBX9s7__p8QFfrLRfEc9AnCFidGkAR-MIv5tJb7-9mMoI

Freedom

Many many dc national guard have tested positive for Covid from the protests- many in Virginia have also from Protests - our leaders need to send out stay at home orders or get tested - don’t infect the innocent

Guest

Does anyone remember Christian Sierra that was gunned down by the police at age 17 in Purcellville??? The police was called for help and they killed that little boy, took him from his family....Could be you or your child next! Wake up America

Loudoun4Trump

NAACP completely silent on 48 dead black persons just in Chicago and within wo weeks....where are the protests NAACP? Why doesn't the NAACP help the black communities with black on black crime -- we know, it doesn't fit the divisive narrative to increase their power.....the NAACP should focus on education in the inner cities which are complete disasters even though they spend more per kid than anywhere else...amazing how this political group could care less about the advancement of black americans….

_Guest_

Exactly! While I do support the idea of BLM, I do agree with you100% that NAACP is speechless when it comes to being an adovocate for black on black crimes.

Guest

thing is black on black crimes have nothing to do on race while racism on blacks 100% do

Guest

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Guest_

With all due respect, It is interesting how Loudoun NAACP is fully vocal when it is non-black on black injustices but yet SILENT when it comes to dealing with black on black injustices. How can it be BLM under one set of circumstances but yet BLM appears to be ignored when black on black injustices are involved?

Guest

David Dorn, a black man and grandfather of 10, killed in riot looting by another black man.

16 murdered in Chicago last weekend, mostly black on black.

No protests

Little media coverage.

No claims of racism.

No BLM or NAACP outrage.

This social justice , systematic racism movement is a hypocritical and phony.

Guest

Whaddya want? Perfection?

Guest

Are we talking about Loudoun County in Virginia? The richest county in the US? A county were black and white people live? I thought only white people were privileged.

Guest

how is the black community facing privilege?

RoundHillGuy

The Loudoun NAACP should insists that Loudoun disband the sheriffs office just like Minneapolis. #selfcleaningoven

Voltaire

Why?

Guest

A lot of these comments reek of mothballs. I’d tell people to check their ignorance, but clearly some folks just want to sit in their echo chamber and act enlightened. Whatever.

François-Marie d'Arouet

C'est la vie,,,,no protest for me.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8323375/Delaware-couple-shot-killed-veterans-cemetery-visiting-sons-grave.html

Voltaire

OK. The action identified in the Daily Mail (one of UK's less than objective Fleet Street newspapers) was a random act and the suspect killed himself. So, how is that correlated to the BLM rallies in Loudoun County? There appears, at present, to be none. So, the point is what?

scottva

The point is this, how do we know it wasn't racial? How do we know the black guy that beat up a 77 year old white guy in a nursing home wasn't being racist on top of just having fun. If the roles were switched, it would be considered racism. Were these acts of racism? Who knows but they are truly sad. Besides, we don't yet know that the white cop that killed Floyd, along with his asian and black helpers was racist but here we sit, being yelled at everyday that whites are the only racists in America.

Guest

it was actually proved that the officer who killed floyd was racist he even had a kkk application in his house when they were searching his house

scottva

BLM and guilt ridden white people won't even acknowledge the retired 77 year old black cop the looters murdered, doesn't fit the narrative. However, I agree 100% with your post. Absolutely shameful what happened to these poor people.

Guest

Where are the riots and protests? Voltaire?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8323375/Delaware-couple-shot-killed-veterans-cemetery-visiting-sons-grave.html

Voltaire

Guest--there aren't any. This was a random incident and, since the suspect killed himself, a closed investigation.

Guest

Where are the riots and protests?

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/03/nyregion/tessa-majors-barnard-plea.html

Voltaire

Guest--there shouldn't be any in the NY case concerning the murder of Tessa Majors. Pretty standard police inquiry and the arrest of all the suspects. There isn't anything to protest about, to be honest.

Freud

So why are we still protesting? The bad cops were arrested quickly and will spend serious time for their crimes. Nobody thinks it was a good thing. Why are we disrupting, burning and looting cities? When does it end? When it is all burned down?

Voltaire

Freud--the answer to your question is dependent on the viewpoint of the "we". If you are talking about peaceful protesters, then they believe that police reform is needed and that there is social inequality (social justice) that needs to be addressed by the nation's elected and community leaders. Most of these individuals tend to be peaceful and comply with laws and disperse before curfews are imposed. For the peaceful protesters, they will stop once, I believe, that the four officers are tried/convicted/jailed. Also, if the elected leaders and community leaders find an approach that helps provide more equality/social justice then they too may cease protesting. However, they may continue and that is their right to do so.

Next, we have the rioters who really don't care about anything but mayhew/destruction/looting. They have been around for a while and needed a context to launch and they found it with the George Floyd incident and are using it to their maximum extent to create pandemonium. The only way to stop the rioting (not peaceful protests) is through the application of force by law enforcement. That will involve cracking down on the rioters and using more aggressive tactics. No, I don't believe it will be like the Race Riots in the 1960s where major swaths of cities were burnt to the ground.

scottva

As soon as police departments are defunded, which has already happened in LA and is actively underway in NYC. When crime spikes, police will be blamed for not doing enough.

Lawman

Man this is Olympic medal contention level whining here. A lot of spouses not getting attention looking at this whine party going on here. Hey, did Purcerville, a predominately white Community just elect a Black Mayor again and another Black man on the Town Council? Wow, how’d that happen. You LOCO racist must be apoplectic. Any way the West Virginia Governor is still taking applications and providing financial assistance to racist to relocate to West Virginia. Anyone need an invite to our confederate participation trophy removal party in Leesburg? The Revolution Will Be Televised!!

Sad to see Guest

I have been reading through these posts. I am an American. I believe in the right to protest. I would hope that the individuals who choose to protest do so without ill will to others.

I do not believe that there is anyone who would condone what happened to George Floyd. That was truly terrible and horrifying. I am so sad for the family. I do not doubt that it has happened in the past- probably to every race.

The one point that I would like to make is that law enforcement is important and in certain areas new procedures need to be taught so there are new ways learned to defuse tense situations.

I have tried my whole life to be a good person and to be kind and caring and I believe that most people do the same.

What is happening during these riots brings shame to cultures, especially those who choose to destroy to present their point of view. The view becomes this: certain cultures cause destruction and death. They are to be feared-

romano

poor little lawman....too stupid to understand that his comment supports us, not him! LOL

ace10

This is what happens when identity politics crash head-on into a really bad case of cognitive dissonance. You get a jumbling of words which actually disprove the racism you are trying so very hard to demonstrate.

RoundHillGuy

Lawman, the revolution was televised , we all saw the rioting and burning of US cities and people in record numbers went out and bought every gun and box of ammo in Loudoun County. Dont believe me? go to Loudoun guns, purcells and silver eagle and ask them. People on social media will support BLM so the mob does not turn on them, but they also see the complete lawlessness of the mob and will vote for law and order behind closed doors.

ace10

Covid positive results are off the charts in Loudoun. Two of the four highest days ever have been reported since Thursday 6/4. I want to personally thank all of the people who are gathering en masse for this. Job well done! Once we shut back down, all you bored people who don't (apparently) don't need to work can go back to screaming about how grandma is gonna die.

Guest

Ace-I thought you vigorously write against the lock down. Any ride we see this week in Loudoun is not the result of a few marches. It comes from gatherings permitted when the lock down was lifted prematurely

ace10

I am vigorously in favor of transparency, consistency, fairness and data analysis.

In the early days, we were told herd immunity was the way to go. That quickly went by the wayside and it became lockdowns to "flatten the curve." Then it was "bend the curve" downward. Politicians moving the goalposts. Poor communication. Individuals making passionate appeals to everyone to remain home until every last person could get a vaccine. Saving grandmas. Then, the politicians decide to begin moving off of the lockdown. Claiming that metrics are being met. Well, the data hasn't supported those decisions. 7 day and 14 day trends in new cases barely flattened, much less went into decline. So they changed moved the goalposts, and began to say it's all about % positive tests. Which, of course, is easily manipulated to achieve a desired outcome.

All the while, hospitals have capacity beyond anyone's wildest dreams. So much so, that healthcare is experience layoff. So where does that put us? Now the very people screaming about killing grandma are the ones participating in these gatherings. No social distancing. Mask? some, but not all. Massive hypocrisy.

Further, with the categorizations of essential and non essential businesses. More politics. ABC and vaping stores aren't essential. It's all about collecting taxes. Nevermind these places are selling slow death.

Ten days ago we were locked down. Nothing changed on 5/29 to make it any more or less safe for residents. Not one thing. But here we are. Mass gatherings. With those politicians right out front pushing their latest agenda.

Covid was weaponized by those in power. And now that there's a new shiny weapon to use, it's on the back burner. 400 Years !11!11!!!

PeaceMaker

Please lets not disregard the fact that most people did not appear to be abiding by the CDC and VA department of health guidelines prior to BLM demonstrations. I guess the people that were demonstrating to reopen Virginia and weren't social distancing nor wearing mask all in April and May don't count as part of "off the charts" in Loudoun right?

scottva

Excellent point! When were the protests in April and May? I missed that headline.

Really

People are protesting about their community being killed and y’all are worried about opening pools 🤦🏽‍♀️

romano

they are killing their own communities. Data shows that in clear detail. Where is BLM on that?

darth

Classic what-aboutism. Also your language "they" and "their" is an example of the systemic racism that you don't even see.

Ever considered that increased crime could be a product of racist policies?

romano

darth the snowflake, apparently one of the perpetually offended, I responded to a comment from Really that used "their" and "yall"....do you take issue with that, or just my use of that term?

romano

the high crime rate in black communities can be traced directly back to the breakdown of the family in those areas. Over 70% of black babies are born out of wedlock and most grow up without fathers. This is by far the main reason for the plight of black America. Not in dispute by any rational person who has command of the facts.

adopted_va_son

How is Romano supposed to respond and not use "them" or "their"? Educate us/me oh enlightened one?

pual mase

That’s a new one darth. You answer romano’s “what about“ with one of your own.

You suggest racism is the cause of increasing crime........making excuses for criminals!

Stick with facts darth, not the pronouns. Romano is right on the facts.

scottva

So Romano used the incorrect language, how the hell is that systemic racism? Your response doesn't matter. Ever consider that an increase in crime and defunded police departments are an injustice to everyone or is that a systemic racists comment as well?

Jeanne T

"Ever considered that increased crime could be a product of racist policies?"

Racist policies? Like what? Policies of perpetual welfare? Not encouraging fathers to act like real men and marry the mothers of their children, thus leaving mothers to raise their sons without their fathers and their daughters vulnerable to being taken advantage of by males who don't know how to treat women? Those kinds of policies?

adopted_va_son

Let me clarify for you....if it ok NOT to social distance, etc. during a protest while I beg forgiveness of my white privilege, then it should be OK to fully open the pools, churches, gyms, etc in Loudoun.

darth

So are you equating going to the pool with exercising first amendment rights to protest government killings of citizens? I don't think those 2 things are the same.

adopted_va_son

For virus safely conditions and to "prevent" the spread as we have been told, yes. What is the difference?

scottva

You try so hard to make a relevant point. I think that all white people that don't have any white guilt and nothing to apologize fr=or should protest our local governments to open the pools. Following your logic, pools MUST be opened because blacks get hotter in the sun because of the color of their skin. Not having a pool to go to is a health concern. Dope.

pual mase

Your community is not being killed by anyone except yourselves.

Stop blaming others and look in the mirror.

Guest

Did you not see the video of the cops killing George Floyd?

pual mase

I saw the video and it was terrible.

The cop involved is one 750,000 across the country and doesn’t represent the other 749,999, just like Floyd doesn’t represent the millions of black-americans.

Deal with reality not your tired victimhood mentality.

scottva

Who hasn't. Did you not see how many blacks were killed by other blacks since George was killed? The Floyd killing is completely separate from the wars in black communities. If you think the conversation starts and stops with the killing of George Floyd, you are blind or just very selective in your outrage

darth

So those white cops in Minneapolis don't exist?

adopted_va_son

Um, 2 white, one black, and one asian police officers. A diverse group and your lie by omission is noted.

darth

Exactly.

pual mase

BLM and the NAACP lie.

Anyone supporting these protests are perpetuating these lies and providing cover for rioters and anarchists.

Guest

Pual. Anyone like you who are arguing against halting the killings should be grateful their white privilege allows them the luxury of being racist

pual mase

You falsely accuse me of "arguing

about halting the killings" and white privilege and racism while blaming all whites for the actions of a few bad cops while saying nothing about the many, many more black on black killings.

You are lucky to live in a society that allows you to open your stupid mouth and spread lies and hate. Get off your ass and do something constructive.

Guest

I don’t see anyone blaming all whites for anything. I do see people blaming you for spreading racist hate

darth

"Get off your ass and do something constructive". Seems like you've been spending a lot of time on here posting your opinions. I challenge you to attend the rally today and actually talk to some of the people there. With a mask and 6 ft of course.

scottva

Here we go with white privilege again. How about you define exactly what that means? You can't. Sure there's white privilege but there's also black privilege but not all white OR blacks are recipients of the privilege you speak of. However, I'd suggest that it is black privilege that is really causing problems now. Demanding defunding police departments is a good example. Changing every aspect of our schools in the name of "diversity" is another.

pual mase

Guest, your attitude of victimhood and false outrage gives you the luxury of avoiding responsibility and blaming others. Calling others racist is easy, cheap and just fosters resentment. It is the refuge of those that can’t come to terms with their own failings,

scottva

EXACTLY.

Fallen World

Proverbs 6:16-19

ajtaylor

We all know BLM is funded by George Soros and we all know why he did this. Second, black people need to take responsibility for once regarding resisting arrest. Stop crying and playing the victim card when this is happening with black, white, Asian, Latino cops. Only two of the four cops were white. Why isn’t the police brutality happening to Asians, Latinos, etc? Is it because they respect authority and don’t resist arrest? Truth hurts.

romano

can any of you who support these protests share some data that supports your contention of systemic racism re: police brutality?

Guest

This is a seriously great breakdown https://www.benjerry.com/home/whats-new/2016/systemic-racism-is-real

Virginia SGP

Did you seriously just share this? You should check the credibility of the sources. Much of this is an indictment against the very people you are trying to defend. Here goes:

1. He states that whites hold 90% of the national wealth. Hello, whites are the majority of the population! He didn't feel the need to compare average wealth by person?

2. He states the amount that black "families" (households) earn compared to white "families (households). A household can have 1 or 2 earners. The fact that black households are much more likely to have a single wage-earner (e.g. parent), means even if every person earned the same salary, black households would earn much less. This is really just an indictment of black families being more likely to be single parent households.

3. Studies show that even when a black person/household earns the same amount as a white family/household, the black household has less wealth. This is reflected in the savings rate of the households. One culture (certainly not everyone) spends more and saves less. Thus, all these comparisons on wealth say a lot about culture.

4. He forgot to mention that black individuals acquire less education. Blacks complete their college degrees only 38% of the time within 6 years of enrolling compared to 62% for whites and 63% for Asians. College degrees help employment. Blacks acquire their degrees at less selective schools (on average, see American Progress "neglected college race gap"), are less likely to acquire 4-year degrees, and are less likely to earn more lucrative degrees like engineering. That is not racist. Those are choices.

5. The education bullet only talked about suspension rates but did not compare the seriousness of infractions. As we know, blacks are 8x more likely to be killed by a black individual than are whites to be killed by whites (while you can argue police prosecute some crimes more, you cannot argue that folks are hiding or creating bodies in the street to make this up). More info is needed to compare suspension rates.

6. There are some issues with the criminal justice system and Congress/POTUS just signed some reform measures that were needed. But it cannot be said that crimes are committed at the same rates. See above.

7. Redlining no longer occurs. The housing arguments are nonsense.

8. Surveillance is correlated to the amount of crime in your neighborhood. If you are more likley to live in a crime-ridden neighborhood, and the police are present more often to PROTECT the majority of residents who are law-abiding, yes, you may encounter the police more. That helps the law-abiding citizens.

9. Healthcare is related to cultural practices and affluence. Blacks are more than 1/3 as likely to be obese (38% vs 28%). Now, long ago affluence brought you access to food so you didn't starve. But cultural differences lead to many of these outcomes. People choose how much and what to eat. I don't think anybody should be nagging any demographic because of what they CHOOSE to eat.

Asians that immigrate to the US often are poorer than any other group initially. They value education, employ delayed gratification, save their resources and are wildly prosperous. Choices have consequences. We should all push for an EFFECTIVE teacher in front of every student to give them a level chance. But the Hypocrats backing ineffective adults working as teachers are the roadblock there. This other stuff isn't because of racism, systemic or voluntary.

scottva

well said Virginia SGP. Point by point, logical explanations. But people will still call you a racist!

pual mase

Thank you SGP for providing facts these perpetual victims would like to ignore.

There are other facts about black crime rates that show blacks disproportionally commit crimes including violent crimes. Black killing of police offers also far outnumber police killing of blacks.

I am fed up with these bogus protests and riots based on lies.

I am also fed up with these pathetic sympathizers that support BLM and the NAACP, this includes all the corporations with their lame statements, celebrity idiots that pay bail for rioters and the sheep in Loudoun that show for these rallies.

Guest

Whole lot of text just to out yourself as a racist.

Leesburg citizen

Asian people came here willingly. Black people were brought here against their will. HUGE difference. And money makes money, right? How can Black communities accumulate wealth when they never had anything to begin with? No land, no money, food insecurity. What do you expect when people are told to play within the rules of the system but aren't given access to the require tools (money, education, land ownership, healthcare). Give people something to lose and crime will go down.

Virginia SGP

Leesburg citizen, would you like to state any facts or sources before I eviscerate your ramblings?

ace10

Speaking specifically to unemployment among Blacks: Historically, the absolute floor for the rate has been 7.5%, with ~10% being the average over the past four decades. Since January 2017, the unemployment rate for Blacks has not been above 7.5%. The lowest rate EVER was recorded last August (2109) at 5.4%.

Black unemployment was DOUBLE that of whites from late in 0bama's first term until the very final months of his final term. Make of that what you will.

These are facts. Published by BLS. They paint a story quite different than what you will hear and read if you don't arm yourself with data.

pual mase

Hey Leesburg citizen

You say black people were brought here against their will.........that is true for slaves 150 years ago but not true for black americans today.

Many other minority groups fled to America fleeing terrible conditions and had nothing, and yet managed to succeed and assimilate. Do you think Vietnamese refugees fleeing after the Vietnam war, had anything?land, money, security?

These people took advantage of the tools and opportunities America provided, many successful blacks have also.

Making excuses for criminals and those that claim victimhood, only supports and encourages failed behavior.

romano

Ben and Jerry's....LOL...I first I thought that was a joke....calling it an objective source certainly is a joke. The data is so selective. I can't say it any better than SGP did in his debunking. This video is a few years old but data still mostly accurate. Watch it only if you are truly curious about the facts. A little long but long on facts that completely blow the racial unequity arguments out of the water. Those on the left won't like it, but won't be able to provide facts that counter it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=piwaBO6U43U

Freud

When I'm looking for hard hitting journalism and analysis I always head to Ben & Jerry's.

scottva

So BLM is all about blacks, injustices, racism, etc. and it's 100% OK to focus on one race that is dealing with this and it's not racist. However, to suggest that All Lives Matter, which includes black lives is somehow racist should tell you all you need to know.

BLM does not care about black lives and they don't care about other lives. So what then is their point? Chaos and creating a society that is not nearly as racist as they claim and increasing hatred and disdain. BLM is an absolute joke and the white people and their white guilt are probably worse. They aren't humanitarians, they are just as racist as BLM. Zero sympathy for a hate group and if you think they're not, you're blind, deaf and have already drank the kool-aid.

Guest

I see this perspective. I believe making all lives matter arguments right now in this moment in history is choosing to turn a blind eye to the inequality that does exist still in 2020. The racist implication being that if you don’t see the importance to checking your privilege and shining the light on Black lives right now because they have been so grossly disregarded, you and devaluing their struggle and denying the issue at hand. Therefore you are playing into the very racist structure of our society that these protests are fighting against. As a white woman, I’m not living in fear or facing extreme prejudice on a daily basis. So when I’m marching I am not marching for my own life because it is not being threatened. That is not to say that I don’t think my life matters. It just means I see the racial inequality and recognize until black lives matter, all lives don’t matter.

scottva

@Guest - I Understand what your saying but they made the same argument when the were founded in 2014. There messaging about caring for black lives is selective at best. I have no privilege, simply because I'm white doesn't make that so. When can we shine a light on white lives? Like the white couple that was paying their respects to their dead son at his grave outside of Baltimore when a black guy executed them for no reason? How about the 75 year old white guy in a nursing home that had the crap beat out of him by some black guy just for fun? Then there's the retired 77 year old black cop that was shot by a black guy looting, while streaming live on FB? To your point, "they have been grossly disregarded". Who specifically has been grossly disregarded? Black people as a whole OR black people chosen by BLM?

BLM whole premise is an absolute farce, a joke, misguided and not at all meaningful to ALL black people. Why is it that I seem to give more of a crap about blacks constantly murdering blacks at an alarming high rate and BLM doesn't even factor them into their movement? The typical answer is I'm a racist. F that, I'm a realist and IF BLM really wanted justice for all blacks then they wouldn't forget about the thousands of blacks that are killed every year by other blacks and NOT white supremacists? It really comes down to basic math and genuine intent, neither of which BLM and it's white supporters seem to understand.

No one is shining the light on black lives man, absolutely no one. If they were, then you'd see more than the infamous 24% of people killed last year by cops were blacks. That's where it starts and stops. It's like saying you know all about a book that has 25 chapters but only read the reviews on Amazon.

pual mase

America is a land of opportunity, as demonstrated by the millions of people of all races that have achieved success. People from all over the world immigrate here to take advantage of the opportunities America provides.

There are many in the black community have not taken advantage of opportunities despite being 5-6 generation removed from slavery and a couple of generations from the 1960’s civil rights laws. Yes some have experienced racism, but so have many minorities that have managed to overcome obstacles and succeeded and assimilated.

What we are witnessing is a portion of the black community and liberal panderers blaming America for their own inability to do what it takes to succeed.

Keep speaking the truth and expose the liars that would rather tear down America than take responsibility to make their own success.

Guest

And yet they continue to be killed

Guest

"What we are witnessing is a portion of the black community and liberal panderers blaming America for their own inability to do what it takes to succeed."

I'm an active duty female who is enlisted in the Air Force. I would just like to give an example of the "equal opportunities" African Americans have been given in the military.

https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2020/05/27/air-force-punished-black-airmen-more-report-says-and-covered-it-up/

For the record, I have seen this happen one too many times. These punishment(s) result into preventing you from being promoted, could result in you getting demoted, and remains in your personal records.

Guest

Well said! Thank you for being an intelligent woman who actually understands the matter at hand, and the struggles of others.

wroeg

How about All Black Lives Matter, including the 7,500 black on black murders each year. Will defunding the police reduce this number?

What is needed is better policing, not less policing.

It is estimated that each day of protests will add 1,000 deaths, disproportionately African American. Do these lives not matter?

Virginia SGP

Hey Lawman, are your comments so threatening that none of them are allowed to stay up?

Guest

Look at all the bitter racists on here who are so sad about the protests coming into "their" area. Keep complaining and show us how racist you are! We all love it!

Zamboni

So anyone that doesn't agree with you is a racist? You nazi!

Guest

There was a different word you wanted to call me. Go ahead and say it, buttercup!

ace10

This post pretty much sums up why it's impossible to even begin listening to this nonsense. Step One: Label someone as a racist. Step Two: Imply that not only are they racist, but that they are using code words.

Good grief.

Guest

Why u have to be mad?

Guest

Zamboni. Own your racist and anti-Semitic remarks

Guest

He's a troll. Don't mind him.

Guest

Guest is a troll? Which guest. And when did calling someone a Nazi not be an anti-Semitic comment. Do you know anything about The Nazis? Why do you think minimizing the Holocaust is ever OK?

Guest

Call down. I was calling Zamboni a troll. He put similar replies to everyone else's comments. Jeez relax.

Guest

It's amazing to see how many there are on here.

pual mase

It looks like Lawman has figured out how to post his garbage as a “Guest”.

Probably the first skill he has learned in years.

New name, same stupid rhetoric.

Guest

Great job! It appears your message caught some! Why are they so angry? Because they just realized they were racist?

Guest

You are all messed up.

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Jeanne T

Is that a threat?

Guest

Once again, this weekend, there are several protests/marches scheduled throughout our county. What happened to the Social Distancing and keeping groups of individuals to no more than 10, that we are supposed to be practicing during the current COVID-19, Forward Virginia, Phase 1, and who in our local government approved these gatherings? It doesn't make much sense to tell us to practice this, and then our officials turn right around and endorse gatherings of this nature and size.

I believe that ALL lives matter, no matter what our color, creed, national origin, etc. And, I have to ask, what about the lives of our elderly citizens who are dying in nursing homes due to COVID-19---their lives matter, too; what about senior citizens like me who have been asked to stay home because we are susceptible to the Corona Virus---our lives matter, too; what about our children who were suddenly taken out of school back in March 2020 and had to finish their last 3 months of the school year Distant Learning from home---their lives matter, too; what about our high school graduates who are being robbed of the opportunity to have their high school graduations, like all of us had when we were in school---their lives matter, too; what about all of the lives of young men who go off to war to continue to fight for our freedoms---their lives matter(ed) too; and what about the thousands of people who lost their lives in the 9/11 tragedy when airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York and the Pentagon in Arlington, VA; their lives matter(ed), too. I could go on and on, but I think you can get the idea of what I am talking about. Lives, no matter the color of our skin, matter. And, until we as individuals are willing to make that change in our personal lives, nothing is going to change around us; for believe that Change Begins from Within, and only then can we expect to see changes around us.

Guest

Aside from the racist implications of your "ALL lives matter" perspective, this argument doesn't make any sense. No one is forcing you, your children, elderly citizen, or veterans to protest. If you are concerned for your health stay home. While you are sitting at home I suggest you take the opportunity to educate yourself as to why you are VERY wrong here. Because you know what doesn't make much sense? Police getting away with *murdering* another Black person. #blacklivesmatter

Virginia SGP

Please explain to us how "all lives matter" is racist in any way whatsoever?

I can tell you this. Police lives matter more than criminal lives. A black police officer who volunteers to face danger to protect society's safety matters more than the life of a 2-bit criminal, white or black. That is not to say that other lives, including criminals, do not matter. We should work to minimize the loss of any life. Policies that reduce risk to officers and suspects/victims/criminals should be the goal.

Even the radical Leftist Minnesota AG (an ex-Congressman whose partisanship is is notorious) didn't bring charges that claim the officer intended to kill George Floyd. These are almost universally police mistakes. Those officers thought there was no way those restraints could hurt Floyd. They were wrong. Spectacularly wrong. Negligently wrong.

Bu the goal shouldn't be about anecdotes but what policies will improve the accurate statistics so everyone can be safe and secure.

Guest

Easy to explain but tough for you to understand. There have been so many responses to this all over social media. For you, Brian, I will try one more time.

When you say black lives matter you are not saying other lives don’t. When you argue, as you are doing, you deflect the issue from those that are hurting, being killed, and ground down by racism.

There are few in the county who have not read your racism posts over the years. At this time, stay quiet for once. Your continued writings only show who you truly are.

Guest

Did you watch the video of George Floyd? He was already restrained, and the police officer still chose to kneel of his neck ignoring his pleading that he couldn’t breathe and was being killed. For 8 minutes and 48 seconds the police officer calmly and casually murdered a man. He display ZERO disregard for the well being of George Floyd. Who was this serving and protecting? I encourage you to also look up Breonna Taylor who was murdered as she slept. The system protects police and allows for these incidents to be swept under the rug. The Police system was developed to maintain the status quo, and uses excessive force to maintain order often resulting in unnecessary DEATHS. Imagine if the cops came into the home of your family member and shot them in their sleep because they went to the wrong house?? Would you be enraged then? Would you still say the lives of those officers mean matter more?? Police receive training. They are TRAINED to de-escalate which was supposed to protect the lives of those interacting with the police. There has been reform. There has been more money and more training and yet here we’re repeating the same mistakes. The reality is the money should be put towards building up our communities, not training police officers to handle issues that would be better handled by social workers or those with the ability to make a last impacts without using violence and fear and oppression to “keep people in line”

Virginia SGP

You two "Guest[s]" are so full of it I don't know where to begin.

Even the ultra-radical-Leftist Minnesota AG didn't suggest that the ringleader cop intended to kill George Floyd. The family's medical examiner who performed the autopsy stated that "cops believe that a person who can talk can obviously breathe" when that is not the case. See what he said? Mistakenly. These cops were wrong about whether a move that is used to keep a suspect still could be choking them. A Washington state wrestling coach stated that the move could not have caused any difficulty breathing because they employ it all the time in martial arts with no effect on breathing. At the trial, there will be demonstrations of that move held for way more minutes than occurred with no problems. Yet, under some circumstances, these restraints obviously can choke. That confusion needs to be cleared up once and for all going forward via federal legislation. That is the change needed, not some baseless accusations about "racist cops".

Read the National Review article by an ex-cop analyzing their actions. Police are authorized to use force to effect an arrest, to OVERCOME resistance (which is what Floyd did for a few minutes in refusing to get into the car), and to apprehend a fleeing suspect. When Floyd stiffened to prevent himself being placed in the squad car and fell to the ground to prevent being arrested, the cops used sufficient force to overcome resistance. They kept him in the prone position. Once he cut his mouth, EMTs were called and he was kept there until they arrived. They made 2 big mistakes. First, they didn't realize talking does not equal effective breathing. Second, they used force after he lost consciousness. Those proved deadly. Reforms are needed so these mistakes don't happen again but it was not because of racism.

Both of these "Guest[s]" appear to be hardcore racists more interested in virtue-signalling and feeling righteous than any concern for black lives. In the aftermath of the Freddie Gray incident (where black and Latino cops were accused as well, were they "racist"?), cops because more cautious in policing minority neighborhoods for fear of being accused of doing anything remotely considered brutality. The result? Murders jumped from 175-200 per year to 300-350 per year. Contast that to about 10 unarmed blacks killed per year NATIONWIDE. So 130 more minorities are killed in one city but you can't blame is on "police brutality". Nobody wants that EXCEPT for a bunch of radical, virtue-signaling harcore racists like yourselves. You two are disgusting. You couldn't care less about black lives. You are stupid and your views have no place in a rational discussion on how to protect innocent minority lives. And you are even too cowardly to put your names or personas on your posts.

Guest

Tell us again Brian that the way to end racism is to stop being racist. Please do us all a favor and let your children learn from their teacher to respect their friends regardless of how they look. I pray that your prejudice ends with you. You asked why at us wrong with changing the message all lives matter and then lash out when give two answers. Your white privilege is blocking all compassion. Please keep it to yourself. Let your children be better.

Guest

I’m genuinely confused how you are spinning that as racist, and I whole heartedly disagree. However, I think you are missing that the issue at hand is bigger than a few police officers “making mistakes” it’s about the system as a whole. It was built in a racist America, and continues to operate today in a way that only serves and protects a portion of the population. Perhaps these officers do not view themselves as racists, but the system they are a part of is perpetuating inequality and that is the problem. I agree with you that the goal should be specific solutions that will allow everyone to be safe. I don’t think the answer can be reforming a system that is operating as it was intended to. We need a new system entirely.

Voltaire

Guest--as someone who lost someone, my dad, at a long-term care facility due to COVID-19, I wanted to say thank you for bringing that point up about our elderly citizens. Their lives, including my dad, do/did matter and it is refreshing to see someone acknowledge that. I also agree with your overall sentiment. It is the right sentiment and needed to be communicated. [thumbup]

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Voltaire

Love the syntax. So, if people with wealth, like myself, do decide to move, then who is going to be pay for the "progressive, anti-racist agenda"? How are you going to fund this "progressive, anti-racist agenda"? Inquiring minds would like to know. BTW, I can take care of my own health, thanks.

Guest

Single parents raising children is far more damaging than originally thought. We're crashing into that head on now.

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pual mase

Hey Lawman, loud, angry and stupid is a sorry way to live.

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Guest

I hope that you realize that your statement was racist also

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Voltaire

As I have stated previously, advocating a revolution is a Federal offense (punishable by 10 years in prison) and you should turn yourself into the local police/Sheriff's station. If the financial incentives are good enough, might be worth a look. As a member of the 1% club, I think I have enough resources, thanks for your concern.

Sydney Bowen

Is sickle cell contagious?

Guest

They allow anonymous posting here and you're going to mess it up for everyone. Why do that?

Guest

Our cat, who has white fur, last night started apologizing for having white fur but might have been asking for treats, not sure as I am not as fluent in “cat” as I should be. I told the cat that since none of us get to decide what color fur we are born with, the best advice is to just be kind to everyone and treat everyone the same and to stop squawking and go to bed because I have to work in the morning. Finally, the cat listened and went to sleep.

Guest

Hilarious [beam]

Guest

LMAO - this is great!!!!

Guest

No, it is not. It is a genetic disease of the blood cells

ace10

When you something like read this: "This is a response to 400 years of white feet on black necks..." and the person who is being quoted knows that this incendiary comment is for public consumption, then you know there isn't going to be any sort of reasoning or discussing anything with that person. They're signaling to others that they're stuck in the 17th century. Certainly not the year 2020. The people who are reading this message don't have heir "feet on the necks" of ANYBODY. And the people shouting about "feet on the necks" certainly don't have feet on THEIR necks.

America is the greatest nation on earth. Opportunity exists for each and every individual. Each generation should be building upon the success of the last. But instead, we're facing a grievance culture that seems to want a remedy for centuries old wrongs. In present day, we have a criminal justice system that is fully-capable of determining if a given act is a crime or not.

If you want to march about a violent act in Minnesota, then so be it. This is America.

Amber Barkee

this isn't about one death, it's about the many and the fact black and brown members of our community shouldn't have to worry going to a doctor, a store etc.

You and I will never have to worry about getting shot because we have skittles... we will never have to worry about someone breaking into our houses and murdering us... but this is a real thing that they have to deal with.

Its pretty simple really .. either you believe every human should have the same rights and the right to our first constitutional amendment (the 2nd yall love to quote was made to defend the first) or you believe you are superior to their rights which makes you a racist.

And if thats how you feel then you are the enemy of the very thing America is ... and you are a traitor of the American Constitution...and either way things are going to change.

Were done with the racism and bullshit and we reject it ... we're going to vote out the racist people in office and were going to hold you accountable to your racism regardless of age, gender etc.

Why? Because black lives matter and one day all lives will matter.

Voltaire

Why do you separate out one group of people? Shouldn't ALL ethnic groups matter? Apparently not because you keep referring to African Americans. News flash, ALL Americans matter. In this country, every person matters and are given the same rights as everyone else. As for your presumptions, you are painting a one sided viewpoint and not taking into account the entire set of circumstances. Do you know all the circumstances that led to your scenario of the officer shooting someone because they have skittles? No. Maybe the deputy/officer didn't know that he/she had skittles and thought because of the action that they were drawing for a weapon in his/her pocket. The second scenario happens, contrary to popular opinion, to everyone not just to African Americans. Want an illustration? There was a case in Richmond Virginia (the Harvey family) where a black family was murdered in their own home by a group of black assailants. How exactly do you plan to "hold people accountable"? The answer is that you cannot so that is an empty threat.

Guest

If you are touting “all lives matter” you just sound uneducated and dumb- we have forgotten as a country that black lives matter, so the movement is reminding us all that they do. If you’re saying “all lives matter so black lives matter protests are bad” YOU are the problem and you need to educate yourself on the movement . Black lives matter welcomes all types of lives to stand together in the face of injustice because injustice against any race affects all races, because, as you said, all lives matter. Also, if you think race relations are fixed and people shouldn’t be protesting, then maybe go try to live the life of a black person —- how can you speak for someone else’s experience and claim that they are wrong when you have experienced nothing of the sort ? This whole comments section dissapoints me. Please go read about black history and understand that you weren’t taught it in school. Please please, if you think “all lives matter” try t understand their point of view and help them . If you’re mad about the protests , think about what you can do to help them stop —- they are not protesting for no reason. :(

Voltaire

Guest--no, I do not sound "dumb" and "uneducated". First, who are you to judge what my intellect/education level is? No, people need to be reminded that ALL lives, not just one group, matter. period. There is no correlation between stating that all lives matter with protests bad. The logic isn't there to support that premise. Sorry, but, no I am not the problem and do not need anyone, including you, telling that I am. Also, I never stated that race relations are fixed and people shouldn’t be protesting. Stop putting words in my mouth that I didn't say, either directly or implied. If you believe that social injustice is happening, then you can protest, contact elected officials, and a host of other approaches to get the situation/problem fixed.

Guest

I'm consistently amazed. For the USA to be an awful racist place, there are so many people jumping fences and borders to come here. How can that be possible?

Voltaire

Good point.

Guest

I have been to a lot of places in the world that are not nice places and everyone there pretty much wanted to be somewhere else. Yes, of course there are problems and issues and behaviors in the USA that need to change but this IS the place still that millions and millions want to move to and be part of. I hope we can allow the changes to happen before the place is destroyed.

I would very much like to see the year 2020 end early and we give it another try in 2021 with no Covid, no riots, no left/right/black/white/up/down hatred. Every time turn on the news it’s worse than the day before. I expect that Bruce Willis asteroid to be heading this way soon.

ace10

See, you're exemplifying what I'm talking about. EVERYONE has to worry about being the victim of a violent crime. If you think that's not the case, then you are totally detached from reality. I've never smashed someone's skill into the ground, either.

Your second "point" is simply absurd. Are you suggesting that if I don't get in line behind someone shouting about 400 YEARS!11!!!!, then I'm a racist? Give me a break. I didn't own slaves. I didn't transport slaves. I didn't wage war against my country in 1861. I didn't lynch Emmett Till. I didn't shoot MLKjr. I treat others how I wish to be treated. The golden rule, if you will.

Calling me an enemy and a traitor is EXACTLY what I'm talking about. You're a fanatical lunatic. There's no Step One. There's no discussion. There's no reasoning. Nothing. It's straight to next-level crazy. So I thank you for proving my exact point.

The virtue signal and radicalism is garbage. I reject it.

Why? Because YOU'RE part of the problem. And the sad thing is that you probably won't ever understand why.

scottva

@Ace10 - You know ace10, you hit the nail on the head, again and again. The premise is very simple, all live matter. I'm getting sick of saying that because it's something that you would think doesn't need to be said. The other thing i'm tired of saying is BLM does not believe all black lives matter, they don't. The only black life that matters to BLM is one that was killed by a white person and preferably a cop. They can recite that infamous 24% of all deaths by cops in 2019 were black. Well, that is 259. There are far more details beyond that 24% number. Such as how many cops were charged and convicted as a result of the killing. But more importantly, the 259 blacks killed by cops in 2019 is only 3.4% of the total number of blacks murdered by other blacks in 2019. So for some reason, the thought process seems to be that 259 blacks killed by cops in 2019 is a higher number than the 7,500 blacks killed by other blacks in 2019. Maybe it's Common Core math being used because last I checked, 7,500 is higher than 259 and no one ever wants to talk about the larger number. Only answer is it does not fit the narrative of painting all black deaths as racist hate crimes.

For any white guilt people reading this post, if BLM doesn't want to present the entire story, then shouldn't you want to understand more than what you are being TOLD? Can you not think and research for yourself? Don't you have a natural curiosity to understand more about such a serious movement you're throwing yourself behind?

One more thing white people and BLM, can you not understand that you will not minimize racism by blaming an entirely different race for everything? You think being black can be tough, and I'm sure it can be but try being white. White people have blacks, hispanics, muslims, asians, etc. calling us racists and blaming us for everything. White people are to blame everything for all races. Black people typically just focus on whites, seems fair.

Guest

It's not the American Constitution. It's the Constitution of the United States of America. I'm a US Veteran and no way will I take a knee for anyone, let alone idiotic Leftist Liberals.

Guest

The U.S. Constitution does not guarantee you a visit to the doctor. If you want that, pay for it yourself. Don't conflate human rights with every human getting the same services without having to pay for them. If you want to vote out the racist people in office, there are a lot of democrats working overtime to keep you on the plantation.

scottva

@Amber - You sound so self righteous and down for the BLM cause. I don't know what world you live in but all people are subject to home invasions and news flash, it's not always black guys doing it. The fact that you are equating black deaths to racism is a joke. Does it happen? Yes it does. But there are 300 times more blacks killed by other blacks every year and this always takes a back seat, why? Why cant BLM & NAACP include all black lives instead of a narrative that ALL black people's bad experiences are centered around racism? Oh and for the record, there are black racists as well. Amber, if you think "voting out the racist people in office" is the key to ending racism, then you need to be a bit more honest with yourself. Racism will always be with us, like it or not. There are whites that will always hate blacks and there are blacks that will always hate whites. You can make white guilt sympathizers chant the words that BLM wants them to say, like in Bethesda, but that won't stop it.

Your suggestion that we must start with black lives mattering first before we progress to all lives is ignorant. BLM is NOT about all black lives but only about the ones they want to focus on and paint the narrative that is how ALL black lives are. You want to be bold and down with supporting ALL black lives? Go to the protests with a sign and on that sign list every single black person that has been murdered since George Floyd, you will actually need two signs since the list is well over 100. You'll find that 99% were murdered by other blacks and not some white racist group.

Your last sentence really is pitiful: "Because black lives matter and ONE DAY ALL LIVES WILL MATTER". Really, one day all lives will matter? If this is what being down with BLM means and you really believe what you typed, then we as a society are a to worse off than I thought. You stick with the ONE DAY thing and I'll opt for all lives matter today, this very second. I don't need to delay placing value in others lives until BLM says we can. I just cant believe how dumb and very sad that sentence is.

Jeanne T

The Jewish people, on the other hand, have had "feet on their necks", so to speak, since they were enslaved in Egypt and Babylon. They are the most oppressed, molested, persecuted people in history, from Egypt, Babylon, Spain, the pogroms in Russia, and the rest of Europe to Nazi Germany. Anti-semitism is on the rise at an alarming rate in Europe and, unfortunately, here in the U.S., particularly academia, in universities and colleges where our children are being inculcated in this ancient hatred.

Slavery of Africans has been practiced for at least 1400 years, beginning when North African and other nations in the Middle East, many of them Christian, were conquered, and very rapidly, by an ideology that opposes both Jews and Christians, the same ideology that collaborated with Adolph Hitler. (Middle Eastern nations such as Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, Egypt with its Copts, were all once Christian nations.) This is the same political ideology (and it is a political ideology) that raided the coasts of Europe even up into Iceland long before slaves were brought to North America and the Caribbean islands. There are small coastal Euroepan villages that still commemorate anniversaries of these raids, when women and children were kidnapped by the North African corsairs and never seen again. The TransSaharan Slave Trade is well documented, and took place hundreds of years before the Transatlantic Slave Trade commenced, killing men and taking women, girls, and young boys back to North Africa and the Middle East. They were sold in slave markets of the Middle East and North Africa; the women were put into harems for the caliphs. No, the harems were not romantic. One caliph ordered up 3000 blonde virgins out of Spain. The young boys and men who were taken were castrated to serve their slave masters. Again, this is all well documented; you can see depictions of the harems and slave markets of European women being sold into slavery in paintings of the time. The Ottoman Empire (Turks) was responsible for much of this. You still find blue-eyed people in the Middle East. You may even have distant relatives there.

The Transatlantic Slave Trade lasted 400 years, and we ended it. There was no United States in 1619; we were colonies, and later subjects of the British Crown until we gained independence. From 1776 until the Emancipation Proclamation became effective on January 1, 1863 was less than 100 years. It was a wealthy, white, British politician by the name of William Wilberforce, the greatest social reformer in history, who led the abolition movement in Great Britain. A sickly man, hated by the slave traders (as were all abolitionists), he lived long enough to see the British slave trade abolished, and then slavery in the British colonies. Surely the abolitionists in the United States were inspired by him. Wilberforce College, a black college in Ohio, is named after him.

pual mase

Thank you Jeanne T for the excellent history lesson.

I’m afraid the protesters and rioters have an agenda and may not welcome the perspective history provides,

They have convinced themselves they are not getting what they believe they are entitled to. They would rather blame others than take personal responsibility.

Virginia SGP

Small correction. The Trans-Atlantic slave trade lasted less than 200 years in North America. From 1619 in Jamestown to the end in 1807 when the importation of slaves was banned. Other expeditions up to 50 years earlier may have had enslaved Africans but didn't establish permanent settlements.

Jeanne T

And in 1619 there was no United States of America.

Jeanne T

And no one mentions the indentured servants, many from the Philippines (and many who are Christians), who are, for all practical purposes, slaves in Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia imports much, if not most, of its workforce. Upon entering that country the workers' passports are confiscated. Women cannot leave the country unless accompanied by a male relative. The are often abused by their employers.

Guest

Agree. This guy is incendiary.

Guest

I agree with your comments. Language like this, should tell people they aren't interested in healing. They're only being selfish, and unreasonable. It sounds like Antifa in another suit.

This is NOT what the NAACP stands for, or is it? Is this what Ms. Thomas is about? If so, don't expect healing, and don't expect simpathy, expect a lot of closed ears.

Guest

Exactly!

debbbie

Do any of you have an issue with PEACEFUL protestors expressing their First Amendment Rights?

Voltaire

I don't provided that they are peaceful.

Enough already

As long as your definition of a peaceful protest doesn't include destroying people's business, robbing stealing and beating people up because there skin color is white and somehow cry about racism. I worked hard all my life for what I have and I'll be dammed if someone think they will take or destroy it for a hidden agenda. This entire thing disgraces George Floyd's memory and erased any possible good that could have came out of it.

As soon as Bernie Sanders donates his audi R8 and half his fortune to your cause I dont want to hear about socialism. That goes for Al Sharpton and company as well. Tell me this....how did these "public servants" become millionaires? Too dumb to stick together as a country and protest that. No one is oppressed in loudon county...If you dont like it here you have the freedom to leave.

Guest

The looting and riots is all most people will remember from this week.

romano

no problem with peaceful protesters. But it must be said that the premise of their protest is phony and faulty. It isn't happening. I just wish they were informed and cared about the facts.If in fact they aren't peaceful as many of them aren't...they will probably encounter more citizen resistance out here. Western Loudouners won't be victims, not in their DNA.

Guest

Do you have an issue with identifying something as hostile when it is? Things are not peaceful when property is being burned, stolen and destroyed. Don't tell us that isn't happening.

Guest

Wasn't there just a peaceful protest in Loudoun county where nothing was burned, stolen or destroyed? Or are you just assuming that's what happens in every single protest out there?

pual mase

I don’t have a problem with peaceful protests or anyone exercising their first amendments rights but I am entitled to disagree with their message as my first amendment right. These protesters are supporting the myth of “systemic racism” and giving cover to the phony, violent BLM and terrorist group anifa.

Jeanne T

No, of course not. We don't approve of looting, burning, and stealing things that don't belong to you. Do you? Are you not aware that many of the businesses being destroyed around the country are in minority neighborhoods, leaving these people with no place to shop? How does this lawless activity honor the memory of George Floyd?

Guest

I love how all the responses are "No, but...." Just say you don't have a problem with a peaceful protest and move on. That's all debbbie asked.

ace10

Do you have a problem with defacing memorials, looting, destroying Covid testing sites and murdering police officers?

Guest

Reading must be hard. She asked "Do any of you have an issue with PEACEFUL protestors" not "do you like looting." It's okay, sometimes I make up words in my heads too when I want to ignore a question.

ace10

Afraid to answer the question?

Guest

Oh no! The poor child did it again. Maybe you don't understand. Okay, let's try this again. If Mommy keeps treating Little Ace badly, do you have a problem if Daddy talks to Mommy and tells her that she needs to change her ways? Come on Little Ace, you can do it! You can answer!

ace10

The U.S. Constitution has the only answer that matters: The 1st Amendment protects such activities. Having a "problem" with them is irrelevant. However, as with virtually every other right guaranteed to Americans, it appears that they are subject to Executive Orders. You decide if that's Constitutional or not. Churches are closed. Gun sales have been suspended (elsewhere). Etc. Etc.

Violence, arson, theft, murder of police officers... those activities AREN'T protected by the Constitution. Even with your obviously-limited intellect... I'm sure you can share whether you have a "problem" with them or not.

Guest

Little Ace googled the Constitution! Congratulations! So proud of you. It looks like we're getting somewhere! Oh wait, no we're not, because Little Ace won't answer the original question. Do you know why you can't answer the original question Little Ace? Because you live for these online battles against the computer screen. You thrive for it. But it's okay, I can answer that for you. Yes, Little Ace, YOU have a problem with peaceful protests. It's time to face reality my friend.

ace10

Yawn. It's back to being another generic "Guest" for you.

Guest

You didn't deny it, Little Ace. But why would you? Good-bye and good day to you, keyboard warrior. It was fun! XOXO

hardworkingamerican

Everyone needs to listen to the "Hodgetwins" and their take on BLM. Yes they are black, but that doesn't "matter". What matters is their factual message. A simple quote, "What BLM is doing is hurting Blacks". "BLM wants African Americans to stay on the Democrat plantation". "More African Americans have been killed by BLM and blacks than police have ever done". "More Whites are killed by police than blacks". Well you get the idea. If you really care about what is going on you will boycott this so called "peaceful protest". What you are protesting, to quote the Hodgetwins, "is a leftist lie". Get a grip and take your protest to the Governors house. To his home where his stash of KKK hoods are probably in a trophy room, not to mention his stash of black shoe polish. Trump wants to remove government from your lives, remove regulations, remove limitations on what you can achieve and most importantly give the minority communities the much needed freedom to grow and prosper. He did this in less than 3 years. Biden is a true racist as are others from a time where he should have been put in jail. Give peace a chance? Fine, then stop voting these liberals who claim their can be no peace until they all hold office. SICK SICK SICK

Guest

In the future I will be laughing at the self hating whites from Northern VA whos children are going to be second class citizens with tuition payments and zero opportunity because the jobs will only be available based on how dark you are. They will be nothing, and your lineage will die off, as it should.

Voltaire

Well, "guest" I am the one laughing in the present at the absurdity of this posting. First, the United States, unlike the UK, does not have a class system. Second, what you propose concerning employment opportunities based on color of skin is prohibited by law. I don't believe that is going to change any time soon. How do you know what these people's financial arrangements ("tuition payments")? Presumptuous aren't we, no? Furthermore, who are you to make that trite/crass last statement? Get over yourself.

Onyx1

To the insecure: Why does RACISM exist? Who does it BENEFIT? Why can't you see the harm in what you do? When will you stop advocating hate and passing it down through generations? What are you afraid of? Some of you actually call yourselves Christians. What you do is very sad.

romano

"who does it benefit?"....that is a great question. Racism and the continued plight of black America benefits the Democrat party. It keeps them in power. For 50 years they have been promising black America they will solve their problems if they get their votes. They have indeed received their votes but they have solved nothing. Take a look at the places where things are worst. All run by leftist Democrats. So sad..black America's continued allegiance to these folks keeps the status quo.

FrogEmotions

Racism of yesterday - blacks not being allowed in restaurants, separate restrooms, diminished employment and educational opportunities put in place by "the man", violent beat downs by authorities.

Racism of today - affirmative action, quotas, reverse discrimination, the EEOC processes, African Americans killing and maiming other African Americans in inner cities in big numbers.

Why don't we assume for the sake of debate that racism no longer exists.

What is the next rallying point for a "cause" IF the racism narrative is gone?

Why can a Central or South American Latino come here with a few hundred bucks in their pocket and years later, they have a thriving business, home and family? Why can they do, but African Americans fall back to racism every few years? Finally, why is it when an African American does thrive in "the system", they are shunned by other African Americans? Have you noticed that people who immigrate here from Africa from Nigeria, Ethiopia, Egypt, Ghana and Kenya today have a much different mindset than African Americans born here?

Guest

Racism of today, having whites get on their knees and apologize for being white - you can't make this stuff up

Voltaire

Sorry, but racism exists on both sides. So, you need to flip the script and ask the question to the other side too before you get holier than thou and pontificate.

Guest

Oh No, you are so WRONG

No script flip necessary

this is mutually exclusive

Voltaire

No, GUEST, I am right. Failure to acknowledge this is a big part of the problem. But, hey, that is your right, so go to it.

Guest

I will be laughing with you.

Guest

Are you seriously suggesting that the only reason your white children can succeed is because of white privilege? Maybe you are right

hardworkingamerican

Excuse me LP, it is our Governor who has the stockpile of "hoods" available. Didn't you see his wonderful year book? How can you look at corruption and evil and turn the other way? How can you say anything about the racist Joe Biden that implies he gives a darn about anyone but himself. Obama left African Americans with 14% unemployment and death and murders happening in droves. Obama/Biden funded terrorism. For all here look up the 1977 Eagleton-Biden amendment, which barred the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare from using its funding for busing. If you want to go back to the days of segregation and civil rights violations then Biden and others are just for you. But remember. Under Trump African Americans and those of all races have had the best ever. You want to remove police so you can loot? Conservatives want to remove government so you can thrive and live. Fundamental difference. "Coonman" has shown that in full force. He stabbed all Virginia citizens in the back with "fake COVID" while millions were threatened by Governors using police to put you in jail if you walked outside, but rioting is just fine. SICK SICK SICK

Guest

What a great day for a major T-Storm - I don't want this garbage anywhere near my house

Voltaire

The individual is entitled to his opinion, whether you like or not is immaterial. Don't like that? You can move as that is your right as well.

Guest

then they can take it to DC with all the other looters, arsonists, thugs and protestors. DC is fine with that, ask Muriel

Voltaire

That option is equally viable. I don't have to ask Mayor Bowser thank you very much.

workhardgetahead

Governor Coonman, Unborn Black Lives Matter too

jke

Victim's for no reason!

BLT

Does anyone know? Did Mexico pay for that wall around the White House?

Guest

No, he just had people build the fence but didn't pay them

REALITY TRUTH TELLER

OFFICIAL F.B.I. 2019 STATISTICS:

WHITES KILLED BY POLICE: 20

BLACKS KILLED BY POLICE: 10

ANTIFA + BLM =HATE GROUPS, MARXIST-COMMUNIST, RACIST, UNAMERICAN

Guest

For perspective according to the census bureau whites account for 76% of the population and blacks only 13% so that shows that black are getting killed by cops disproportionately more the whites 🤔

Guest

Numbers and actual facts are not replacements for prejudices. Reading all these terrible comment from so many terrible people here in Loudoun makes me wonder if there is any hope for the country where I have lived my entire life

Well Water Person

LTM censors are afraid to post a white man’s comments.

LTM always was a rag best used in a toilet.

Lemmy Motorhead

That's how the lefties work. They look to silence anyone who dares to challenge their orthodoxy...

LoudounPulse

There is a "peaceful" protest march in Purcellville and your comment is about waving your Confederate Flag and having your gun at the ready. When people use the term "racist", that label pretty much applies to you. Assuming you have the intelligence to even realize it. Your symbolism of hate, racism, and fear of a changing demographic in America is really the source of the problem. Don't forget to wear your hood Mr. Well Water.

Loudoun Observer

It must feel great to have all your virtue signaling done before 7am.

LoudounPulse

I see you find a need to point out my comments, yet have nothing negative to say about somebody touting their confederate flag waving and gun toting in an attempt to intimidate a peaceful protest. Don't forget to soak the rags in gasoline before you pray to a flaming cross.

Voltaire

LoudounPulse--I see we like to use stereotypes and blanket characterizations. The classic example of liberal elite smugness.

Guest

Thanks for letting us know what WWP said.. I was wondering but now I know.

Lemmy Motorhead

The NAACP have hated the police for decades, nothing new here...

We all know BLM and Antifa are causing literally the death and destruction of our entire nation. I'm not sorry for America's greatness. I'm not sorry for the greatness of Washington, Jefferson, General Patton, General Eisenhower, or any other great American from yesteryear...

I certainly hope the NAACP realize that Virginia is an open carry state and there may very well be counterprotesters who choose to lawfully exercise their right to bear arms in public...

Guest

Your that threatened that you feel the need to counter protest with a gun, against peaceful protesters?? Lool idiot...

Lemmy Motorhead

Apparently you haven't been paying attention to all rioting, looting, murdering, hit and runs, and arson of the past week...

All brought to us by BLM and Antifa...

Voltaire

Guest--how do you know what elements will be in these "peaceful" demonstrations? You don't. There could be groups mixed in there that want to cause trouble. However, what law enforcement doesn't really need is for vigilantes to try to "help them out". Those people need to let the professionals in law enforcement do their jobs and stay out of the way as they would be an impediment.

Well Water Person

Come around to Hamilton and see my Confederate flag flying.

I’ll hold my fire until I see the whites of your eyes.

Old water person

Wow. that's beautiful. A flag of the group that wanted to secede from the US, and create a different country. Is this patriotic or is there still hope to become independent of the US of A.

Voltaire

And on what basis do you have to judge what the individual's intent with the Confederate flag? That person may be flying it out of respect for his ancestors who may have fought in the Civil War. But that doesn't give the you right to look down on him/her for doing this action. This is America and that is his right.

Old water person

No idea what he's thinking. Same way I have no idea of what people think when flying a nazi flag. Hence the question.

Voltaire

Old water person--good point. Sorry about jumping to conclusions about your initial comment.

Guest

The fact that they threatened violence at the end didn’t tell us their intent 🤔🤦🏽‍♀️

Well Water Person

Obviously a bleeding heart carpetbagger

scottva

Oh goodie, BLM movement comes to town. Why in the he!!should I care about this? Tell me why? Why is a black life more important than w white life? Why must those inflicted with white guilt try and spread their guilt like COVID to those that consider themselves sane? I thought COVID was going to kill everyone if we left our homes, didn't wear a mask and practiced social distancing? What a load of garbage. And for those that still worship that the feet of our health "experts" and their guidance regarding COVID, explain why the health risks are now greater if we do NOT join these protests versus the harm COVID could inflict? Look it up.

How can anyone that wants to join these demonstrations be so damn shortsighted to understand what it is they are actually supporting. BLM are calling for the defunding and/or abolishment of police departments, it's on their website, look it up. What will you people do if Loudoun decides to pull all of the SRO resources and then another school shooting happens? BLM has been calling for the death of cops? How is that right? What kind of self worth do these white supporters actually have to accept the premise that only black lives matter, that all white people are inherently racist (whether they realize it or not), that white people who do not agree are racist, that white people should feel shame and apologies for all wrong doing against black people. This paragraph alone will have me pegged as a racist, no doubts.

How fricken stupid is it that All Lives Matter is somehow a racist suggestion? Why can't a message be carried that represents everyone without holding an entire other race responsible and trying to shame them? Why is that so bad? News flash, black people aren't the only ones that are victims of violence and yet thats all that matters. Do you really think these BLM and NAACP people give a flying flip about you? They do ONLY if you agree with them, the moment they smell a challenge or a slight disagreement, you're no longer down for the cause and are a racist. Why would ANYONE want to support one single race that refuses to accept that all other races suffer from the same violence? Until one single BLM or NAACP representative will have an open, all cards on the table discussion on how to improve things, disdain and resentment will only grow. You white supporters are sell-outs, not to white people but for leaving behind ALL OTHER PEOPLE that have the same concerns but no voice, unless they bow at the alter of BLM.

Any self righteous guilt ridden white people that want to impress with all their numbers, metrics and stats, save it. I've been studying the EXACT same database that the NAACP and BLM are using, in fact it was provided by them. Their story starts and ends by saying 24% of people killed by cops last year were black, and yet blacks only account for 13% of the US population. If this is all you're basing your white guilt on, you're sad, very sad. There's much more insight behind that 24% number that actually matters. How many cops were charged? How many were convicted? How many were unarmed? How many were unarmed? 37% of those killed by cops in 2019 were white but that apparently doesn't matter, heck it's either not enough or they all deserved it right?

It's always been said there's strength in numbers right? Then isn't the NAACP doing their movement an injustice by not partnering with the group that accounts for 70% of the US population, whites? Imagine the message you could carry if forces were joined for the betterment of all and not just one single race? This is a flat-out racist movement and spare me the "It's in memory and for George Floyd", that's garbage for many reasons. Are you going to carry signs in support of that retired 77 year old BLACK cop that was murdered in St. Louis by a looter? Why does his life matter less or not at all? Hypocrites, disgusting.

Guest

Yes! Agree with everything you said!

Guest

Loudoun BOS or whoever thinks this march will change things is ignorant at best. This is a try by the Dems to change votes, nothing more. Marching in Purcellville? Stay in your own backyard people no one wants more marches in Loudoun, we’ve been watching this for the last week. What happened to Floyd us only being spring boarded to bolster support by the Democrats and their lack of leadership during the riots, embarrassing to say the least and their attempt to discredit Trump, nothing more. If you hate Trump, having another BLM March isn’t going to do anything but puss everyone else off that cares about Floyd losing his life and show you don’t care about other communities that were responsible for putting that POS Obama into power in the first place .....worst thing ever and continues to hurt this country !!!!!

Tired of PC

More WOKE hypocrites like Randall drunk on political power. Time to remove every democrat on the BOS

Guest

Do you not think the people marching are from your own community? 🙄 news flash there is plenty of black people and allies in Loudoun County

Voltaire

Guest--they might be or they may come from other areas. Both ideas are possible.

Tired of PC

BLM was founded in part on the lie of “hands up don’t shoot”

Zamboni

So much virtue signaling! Maybe the organizers can invite antifa to attend so they can break windows and loot stores so we can get on the national news. That way everyone in the world can see how virtuous we are.

scottva

I think the invitation is always open and implied

hardworkingamerican

Statistics on BLM. Since it's inception, before ANTIFA...BLM has been a violent movement. It started in Ferguson, moved to Baltimore, 5 cops executed in Dallas. Then of course here comes ANTIFA. Let's honor the lives of those that have been taken by the BLM movement. David Dorn was murdered while protecting a friends place, he was an African American retired policeman. David Underwood, Afreican American murdered in California protecting a federal building, Jose Gutierrez a bystanders as looting was going on and was shot in the head. Chris Baitey football player shot to death. And now a picture of a small girl holding up a sign that has the word "Privileged" with an arrow pointing up to her face, then below that #Black Lives Matter"???? What sick parents she must have. The only way this is going to stop is to get rid of those who allow it. These are the liberal social communists that have been destroying African American communities since Johnson in 65 supposedly "fixed" poverty. YEAH RIGHT! These places have been under liberal control for over 50 years. It is time to heal this by doing away with using African Americans and taking them for granted. Enough is enough. Liberals are the cause of this. Trump has done more for African Americans than any other President in history. Time to elect Governors and Mayors that will do the same. By the way, ALL BLACK LIVES MATTER. So when a tragedy happens and BLM and ANTIFA starts killing African Americans in riots and looting the only protest should be at the Governors and Mayors homes. Try burning and looting those and see what happens. To quote the Mayor of Baltimore, "it's only property, let them riot". SICK SICK SICK

Guest

Black people have had their necks stepped on for over 400 years please sit down and read up on your history.

Guest

It’s been 5-6 generations since the end of slavery.

Its been a couple of generations since civil rights laws.

There had been trillions spent to support the black community since.

Millions of blacks are succeeding and are constructively contributing to society.

BLM and the NAACP are not.

At some point, the black community had got to take responsibility and quit the blaming.

Guest

Quit the blaming? How about quit killing us!!!

Guest

Millions of blacks still don't have the luxury of "equality." Millions of racists still exist. That's the problem here.

Guest

Get off your asses and stop allowing your communities to be enslaved by the Democratic Party and maybe your black neighborhoods and people will get somewhere. No on owes you anything !!!!

Guest

Funny you say that, you’re lucky all we want is equality and not revenge.

Guest

Antifa has been around since WWII. It is an ideology of anti-fascism that is an umbrella term for any organizations that oppose fascist policy or governance.

shine

Antifa is a Nazi organization masqueradeing as an anti-Nazi organization .

Guest

Dumb

hardworkingamerican

The writer of this article is ignorant and a full fledged racist. The number of "non African Americans" that died fighting for the rights and freedoms of African Americans are too many to count. The phrase of "white on blacks necks" is false and a call to violence from a very very sick and sad person. Thank GOD for the inner city reform by Trump thank GOD for the criminal justice reform by Trump, thank GOD for the jobs act and the lowest African American unemployment in history by Trump. Don't thank GOD for the evil of liberal Governors and Mayors that allowed African American communities to be slaughtered and burned to the ground. These evil politicians are a threat and now they want to remove all law enforcement so that thugs can run the streets. As so many pointed out here, where is the mourning for the slain African American retired police officer who they sat by and video while he was dying!!! My GOD AMERICA WAKE UP. If you really care about what is going on remember the past 400 years has been on the backs of Democraps and Liberals using African Americans as a whipping post. Using them by saying you can do nothing unless it comes from a Democrap. WELL THE TIME HAS COME.. Trump has done more for African Americans than "ANY OTHER PRESIDENT IN HISTORY". Remember Johnson? Oh probably not. He started the inner city destruction and since then it has gotten worse not better. To all my fellow citizens in our community. It is time to stop this hypocrisy that stopped graduations and destroyed business as "Coonman" shut us down but if you riot it's OK. Enough is Enough. WE MUST VOTE ALL DEMOCRAPS OUT!! SAVE VIRGINIA

Guest

George Floyd was criminal that should not have been killed.

Voltaire

Guest--has a court of law made that determination through the issuance of a guilty verdict? No, therefore you can't say that it was criminal until all the facts come out at trial in a real court of law, not the court of public opinion.

Guest

Read a story today that one of the cops was a criminal

Voltaire

Guest--the former officers have been arrested/charged, not convicted. Until they are convicted by a court of law, they are still "alleged" and entitled to due process. That is how the justice system in this country works.

Guest

One was previously convicted on other charges apparently. Stay abreast of the news or you will fall further behind

Voltaire

Guest--okay, so you need a refresher in criminal law procedures. Here goes. They haven't had a trial yet. For that matter, they haven't even had a preliminary hearing. The Minnesota State Attorney General said at a press conference that this matter will take months to put a case together before they present it to a trial court for trial. You have to have a trial before a conviction can be rendered.

Guest

Dude. This has to do with previous crimes. Which part of that do you not understand. One was convicted in court. Perhaps you could relax your micro aggression and accept that others know things, not just you

Voltaire

Guest--maybe if you had stated "previous crimes" then I wouldn't have given you that answer. You didn't provide that so you got what you got. I don't believe the officers were convicted of anything in the criminal law sense. They may have had incidents that the city settled with the aggrieved party's family to avoid civil suits. As to your last premise, that is your opinion and it has been noted and ignored.

Guest

Voltaire-on of the cops has a criminal record according the the news. Not sure why you continue to lecture about unrelated points

Voltaire

Guest--I continue to lecture on the point of due process because it is apparent that most people do not seem to understand the legal concept. Instead, we have vigilante justice where we should just skip the trial and punish him. That is wrong as this country was founded on law. As to the "criminal record", I doubt that is the case. One (or more) of the officers may have civil judgments against him but not criminal record.

Guest

Thomas Lane had a record including a conviction. But don’t let facts get in the way of your ramblings. It would be a shame if you had to admit you do not know everything.

Voltaire

Guest--how do you know that I don't? I stated in my posting that I "believed" which is not a definitive term. Get over yourself.

Guest

I read the news, Voltaire. What’s your excuse for. Or knowing?

Voltaire

Guest--I read the Wall Street Journal and rather spend my time increasing my net worth.

Guest

Voltaire. How about just accepting you are wrong here and move on instead of playing the part of a fo so well

Loudoun4Trump

I take it all back, vote for Biden

Loudoun4Trump

TRUMP 2020....you flatter me by using my moniker...

Loudoun4Trump

Excuse me, I have a condition.

BIDEN 2020...

Guest

Joe doesn’t know!

Thomas Thigoen

Is this function for porn star and convicted felon George Floyd? I was hoping it was for the two African American police officers that were killed by feral thugs during the riots last week. Remember black lives matter only when a non black takes that life (check Chicago death rates over Memorial Day weekend)

Loudoun4Trump

I saw Chicago's numbers...over 30 killed in one weekend, all black on black crime and no reporters are there to fan the flames of hate. It is heartbreaking to watch the leftist democrats exploit the African American community -- trust me clinton/biden/obama are all for themselves and the globalist agenda....they could care less about any of us regardless of race....

Guest

Dang, if he was a porn star Cheeto could have avoided all this attention with a $130,000 check.

romano

I know emotions are running high, but the entire premise of these riots is phony. Innocent blacks are not being killed in disproportional numbers by police. The data is out there for anyone who is curious. Google "Unarmed Killings of African Americans Numbered Under 10 Last Year, 4 Times Fewer Than 2015". Read the article. Then Google "the truth behind racial disparities in fatal police shootings". Read the article. If you are seriously interested, you'll read the articles and check the data. If you just want to run around crying victim and burn things down, you won't. The "public atrocity perpetrated against African Americans" is the Democrat party insisting that they are victims who must continue to re-elect them for the past 50 years, without results. That is the true disgrace.

DavisB

so, Romano, - there is no racism and no problems of African Americans being treated like garbage - great, I am happy to know that you solve all our problems (he said sarcastically). Are you kidding with this post (he asked seriously)

scottva

Are you fricken me? You honestly believe blacks are the only ones treated like garbage? Have you noticed how EVERYTHING is white people's fault and racism? If COVID spreads in NY as a result of the protests, it's already been declared racism. Blacks are NOT the only ones in the country dealing with violence. Wouldn't the movement resonate more IF it included everybody, every group in a broader humanitarian effort? I'm onboard then, but if I'm expected to bow and recite what BLM tells me to say and apologies for crap I never did, i draw a big line. This is ONLY about black people and to say otherwise is just racist, so we're told. If everything is racist, nothing is racist. This is fraud at the highest level. I'm sorry to see you don't have the balls to support an overall humanitarian effort and rather support efforts to kill cops and defund police across the country. How does that help ANYONE? Many in black communities rely on the cops to keep them safe from other blacks, often referred to as black on black crime. Yet that is another topic that is taboo because it's racist to bring it up.

Your post is part of the problem, you care more for s singular race than all races and thats shameful

Guest

Scottva-your racist upbringing does not change the facts. Just because you have the right to be racist does not mean you should. You are a terrible person and the only hope is that your children and grandchildren do not inherit this hatred

Voltaire

Guest--did you actually read scottva's post? Apparently not as he is advocating for everyone, not only African Amercians, to be treated fairly. That premise is valid and not racist. Your comment perfectly illustrates the smugness of liberal elitists who think that everything is racist if they cannot refute a different opinion with a cogent retort. Get over it. BTW--what he said doesn't resemble anything close to hatred.

Guest

Volt. When you attempt to disqualify BLM with this drivel you show your true self. Ace cannot escape his until he realizes his failings. You as well

Voltaire

Guest--did I attempt to disqualify BLM with anything? No, you didn't read either my post or scottva's initial post and your comment shows your true message and that is indeed the problem. For the record, I don't need anyone, including you, judging me. Thanks.

Guest

Wrong again, Voltron. What guest wrote is exactly what you, Ace, Brian and others are trying to do-minimize the importance of the BLM movements. And yes, you are being judged-here and from above

Voltaire

Guest--Voltron? Cute. I see that you can't stop watching Cartoon Network or reading anime from Japan, can you? Juvenile. I am afraid you don't have the moral authority to judge me in any way whatsoever and you certainly cannot speak for God (reference to the judgment from above reference).

Guest

Voltaire. You wrote you do not need others judging you. That is not your choice. The way you post here and the way you act are always being judged. You are not above scrutiny. A bit less self righteousness may be wise

Voltaire

Guest--I stand by my post. Did I say that I wasn't "above scrutiny"? No. However, I will write my posts however I see fit, including tone, as that is my right. Period.

Guest

Tried to read the article. Site is down. Can't read or was taken down.

Can't confirm if your points are true or not.

Loudoun4Trump

Open up please....if people can protest others can go to church, play soccer/lax/baseball/basketball, go to a pool, etc. Glad to see these protests and so thankful Trump enacted prison reform to help rectify social injustice in many cases in the african american community, was also proud of Trump's economic policies that produced the lowest umemployment levels in our nations history....and after todays market report of 2.5 million jobs added in May we are getting back on track as states open....once the democrats get on board the economy will take off once again.... when I compare that to Biden's racist crime bill that hurt african americans and created huge social injustices....pretty easy choice for Trump this November if you want to help the african american community ...

Guest

Agreed

Guest

Nobody with any decency or sense of morality and values supports Trump. Only those who would accept someone of his character support him and thus they are of equally bad character. Shameful, deplorable people.

Guest

Ill claim that title , at least im not a phony like you .take youre liberal thinking a d shove it up youre ass

Guest

Yeah, who wants to think independent of Trump. Screw your liberal ideas that don't coincide with mine and my dear leader's.

BLT

You represent the Mango Mussolini well.

Guest

I guess you prefer the rapist Clinton or the sexual predator Biden. I guess you also support the klansman governor of va. If that is your view of morality and decency you can keep it. I’ll stick with trump who has not been accused of rape or sexual assault. And everything trump has been accused of has turned out to be a big fat lie

Ignorance is a choice

You think all of trumps huge list of accusers (way before idiots voted him in to office) were all liars 🤔 interesting

Guestn

I agree and will do all I can to vote this man out of office! Racists bigot should love him and black Christian voters are deceived. This man is a wolf in sheeps clothing and only cares for his base. Holding up a Bible in front of an historic church and then saying the Bible even isn’t his?! He is a joke, a fake and I’m definitely not buying it! November 3rd!!!!!

Police Reforn and justice!

STOP HATE!

Lawman

Mango Mussolini is the best one I have heard in a while. Hope you don’t mind me using that. Might make a shirt.

Ignorance is a choice

I’m also happy that we have a chance to vote out and idiotic child predator, scammer & vile instigator in a few months

leesburgresident2010

I am 100% in favor of having these demonstrations! But can we also hold outdoor graduations which have been canceled for public health concerns?

Guest

Sure graduations would be OK if you break a few windows, spit at a few cops shout out lies and don’t socially distance.

scottva

Only if you support BLM

Guest

BLM is a fraud.

How about we honor a respectable person that was killed in the riots.....

jke

Open the swimming pools Randall.

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