100 year old Navy Vet Disrespected....

Lau2046

Well-Known Member
Has this been posted already? I haven't seen it here but I came across this today. What a shameful way to treat a man of his character:

http://news.yahoo.com/protesters-disrupt-ceremony-100-old-navy-vet-uncivil-193028485.html;_ylt=A0LEV1yYPatUaOkAaCVXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTEzZnM1dnExBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMwRjb2xvA2JmMQR2dGlkA1ZJUDU2NF8x

Protesters disrupt ceremony for 100-year old Navy vet. Is 'uncivil' disobedience rising?

On Saturday, a ceremony honoring US Navy veteran Dario Raschio was held up for 15-minutes after more than 100 protesters burst into the room shouting "hands-up, don't shoot!"

By Lisa Suhay 6 hours ago



As protests take root in 2015, some are adopting the approach of "uncivil" disobedience. Is it effective?



In the past week, protesters have run-over traditional social taboos by demonstrating during funerals of slain police officers, First Night family celebrations, and even an honor ceremony for a 100-year-old Navy veteran.


Civil disobedience is built on the premise of defying authority. And Americans have a Constitutional right of free speech. But in a few recent cases, protesters are likely harming to their own causes by being inconsiderate and disrespectful of innocents caught in the emotional cross-fire of their actions. says Patricia Napier-Fitzpatrick, president of The Etiquette School of New York in a phone interview.


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“This is such a difficult issue,” Ms. Napier-Fitzpatrick says. “Yes, protest, by all means. Make your voices heard, but there is a time and place and that may not be when people are grieving or someone not at all involved with the issue is being honored.”


On Saturday, a ceremony honoring U.S. Navy veteran Dario Raschio, age 100, was held up for 15-minutes after Sen. Ron Wyden (D) of Oregon was interrupted at Portland Community College's Southeast Campus, Oregon Live reports.


More than 100 protesters burst into the room shouting "hands-up, don't shoot!" in reference to the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., last fall. Others cried, "I can't breathe" in reference to the death of Eric Garner, an unarmed black man who died in July following a chokehold by a New York City police officer.


Other protesters outside the room beat on the windows and held up signs until the centenarian finally silenced them by crying into a microphone in a shaky voice, “Just give me a chance! Show some respect for the occasion.”
In New York, at a the funerals of two slain New York police officers the men in blue themselves chose to stage a silent protest against Mayor Bill DeBlasio by turning their backs en masse as he spoke the eulogies.


This coming after the Police Commissioner William J. Bratton had expressly asked officers not to turn their backs and use the funerals as social protest platforms, according to The New York Times.


Napier-Fitzpatrick added, “I thought that the way in which Mr. Bratton appealed to the officers was well done. Less turned their backs at the second funeral. They got the message that they needn’t take the focus away from the person who was murdered and put it on their agenda.”
In Boston, public officials urged protesters not to traumatize children with a planned “die-in” during this year’s First Night festivities attended by hundreds of children – to no avail.


At 5 p.m., roughly 100 protesters gathered in front of the Boston Public Library, dropped to the ground and lay still — a protest known as a “die-in,” meant to mimic the deaths of black men and boys killed by police.
The chant “black lives matter,” a refrain now prominent after deaths in Ferguson, Mo., and New York City, rang in the new year in Boston.
“Institutionalized racism and police brutality hasn’t ended, we need to continue this part of the conversation that everyone’s thinking about, everyone’s talking about, until a change is made,” said Brock Satter of East Boston, who helped organize the First Night action, according to The Boston Globe.


Also according to the Globe, Brandi Artez, of Boston's South End neighborhood, urged the crowd to keep their movement alive. “We have to keep going,” Artez said. “The civil rights movement took 10-plus years.”
Others interviewed in Boston considered the protest inappropriate to the spirit of the event.



“Protest is valuable. However, you lose your credibility and support the more harm you do in the name of a cause," says Napier-Fitzpatrick. “Be respectful, considerate and kind and people will listen to you and respect you all the more.”
 

sonocativo

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shoot them all, they will put their hands down and shut up sooner or later...lol


Really, this world is coming to a racial war as you know it.... not a civil war, a Racial war, and its been brewing a loooooong time.
 

Woody

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shoot them all, they will put their hands down and shut up sooner or later...lol


Really, this world is coming to a racial war as you know it.... not a civil war, a Racial war, and its been brewing a loooooong time.
Truer words have never been spoken. I have said this for a few years now. I don't like it but it is inevitable.
 

Steinhauer

Well-Known Member
Thugs will be thugs. When they try and attempt to force me and others to be accepting of their thuggery, well ... boy do I have news for them. And they probably won't like it either.
 

Secretblend

Well-Known Member
shoot them all, they will put their hands down and shut up sooner or later...lol


Really, this world is coming to a racial war as you know it.... not a civil war, a Racial war, and its been brewing a loooooong time.
Pretty much been brewing since beginning of time. It has never ended once it started. Only thing that is different is which people are involved against others.
 

CrazyPaul

Active Member
But then again, a select few are going to try and paint me again...
Boy, you are really so evil. Sorry, I don't know what made me say that. :lol:

Anyway, yeah, what they did is very sick and I assume that they will not stop until cops who killed unarmed black men go to jail.
 

Reba

Retired Terp
Premium Member
The problem with a lot of these protests is that they aren't just in public (which is the appropriate forum) but in private places and events. An example of this is the "black brunches."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/01/05/blackbrunchnyc-brings-police-brutality-protests-to-white-breakfast-spots/

Restaurants are private businesses. The management should be allowed to tell non-customers to leave.

Some protest groups also block traffic for hours, which is a no-no.

Even if they have good points to make, they turn off people by their tactics.
 

sonocativo

Well-Known Member
The problem with a lot of these protests is that they aren't just in public (which is the appropriate forum) but in private places and events. An example of this is the "black brunches."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/01/05/blackbrunchnyc-brings-police-brutality-protests-to-white-breakfast-spots/

Restaurants are private businesses. The management should be allowed to tell non-customers to leave.

Some protest groups also block traffic for hours, which is a no-no.

Even if they have good points to make, they turn off people by their tactics.
Called a "Non-Formal" protest.
 

caz12

New Member
disrespecting old man disgrace doing these things at funeral BAD..i saw skynews showed cops with backs to it all
 

whatdidyousay!

Well-Known Member
The problem with a lot of these protests is that they aren't just in public (which is the appropriate forum) but in private places and events. An example of this is the "black brunches."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/01/05/blackbrunchnyc-brings-police-brutality-protests-to-white-breakfast-spots/

Restaurants are private businesses. The management should be allowed to tell non-customers to leave.

Some protest groups also block traffic for hours, which is a no-no.

Even if they have good points to make, they turn off people by their tactics.
I really feel the protesters should join the police force and try to made a difference that way. Or run for office and do something instead of going out and turning people off by yelling in their faces . I thought of joining a group in the 70's and went out with them just one time. They were going right to the traffic and yelling at people and I was like WTF! I told them that is no way to get people to listen to you . I was not about to yell at people in the middle of traffic and I went home. These protesters and going by their emotions and not using their brains. I agree with you the protesters needs to find a better way to get their points across before more people get hurt.
 

sonocativo

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I really feel the protesters should join the police force and try to made a difference that way. Or run for office and do something instead of going out and turning people off by yelling in their faces . I thought of joining a group in the 70's and went out with them just one time. They were going right to the traffic and yelling at people and I was like WTF! I told them that is no way to get people to listen to you . I was not about to yell at people in the middle of traffic and I went home. These protesters and going by their emotions and not using their brains. I agree with you the protesters needs to find a better way to get their points across before more people get hurt.
Probly about 90% of them are felons..or lack of an edjumacations .would never get the position if they tried.
 

Foxrac

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Premium Member
The problem with a lot of these protests is that they aren't just in public (which is the appropriate forum) but in private places and events. An example of this is the "black brunches."

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/01/05/blackbrunchnyc-brings-police-brutality-protests-to-white-breakfast-spots/

Restaurants are private businesses. The management should be allowed to tell non-customers to leave.

Some protest groups also block traffic for hours, which is a no-no.

Even if they have good points to make, they turn off people by their tactics.
I believe that race relation between white and black is getting worse like in 1960s and 1970s.
 
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