The mayor of Toledo seemed embarrassed by it all. So much of the looting and bad activity took place away from the actual event and was done by local gangs just taking advantage of an opportunity created by the smokescreen of the "rioting".
A neo nazi rally with a police escort,is like an invitation for the bad kids to gather en-masse and rebel against a society that would allow white supremisists to have a rally.It seems to me that when people gather in groups, they tend to do things they normally wouldn`t do.I`m not sure if being in a gang had anything to do with it.
I think it was an excuse to have a riot. The gangs could have gained a license to protest the nazi group. Either way it was a bad situation which could have gotten more out of control than it was. It just shows that we cannot control the element of society who continues to be a violent factor.IE gangs. People can protest whatever they want to as we see every day. No part of the society has a right to turn it into a riot. It is the attention given to it, and without the riot there would have been none.
And CNN reports: TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) -- Police began receiving word midweek that gangs were going to descend on a neighborhood where a riot erupted over a planned march by a white supremacist group, but the resulting disturbance was worse than expected, the police chief said Sunday.
Not surprising to see 9.5 sticking up for the Nazis, very consistent, at least.
Certainly gangs rioted, and about 100 of their members are rightfully behind bars.
The larger question is why were the Nazis there? Would their presence in a predominately Black neighborhood be considered inciteful?
This quote from the Toledo Blade may provide some insight:
Chief Navarre told reporters that a resident of Bronson Avenue John Szych or someone in his family contacted the group.
The chief said there was a dispute over a fence between Mr. Szychs son, a white man who also lives on Bronson, and a black woman. He added that the older Mr. Szych has made repeated calls to police about gang or drug activity in the neighborhood.
Mr. Szychs calls were highly exaggerated and found to be without merit, the chief said.
You and the dog should keep your views confined to the realm of Stormfront.org.
Because they legally applied for a permit. Isn't it the same as a gay pride parade? These most often occur in predominately straight neighborhoods.(I support their right to have a peaceful march also).
"..keep your views confined to the realm of Stormfront.org."
My views are CLEARLY expressed. I condemn the looting, torchings, and assaults of the protestors.
Susie, Do YOU condemn these people too?
Susie, please compare your posts to mine. Why are you so hateful? You've called me dense, equated me with Stormfront, insinuated I'm from a different world.
I've been nothing but respectful to you, trying to have an adult conversation, but you just can't do it.
Take a deep look at yourself.