Congressman Bennie Thompson warns of possible civil, racial war if Trump loses

Congressman Bennie Thompson warns of possible civil, racial war if Trump loses

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    Congressman Bennie Thompson warns of possible civil, racial war if Trump loses

    Congressman Bennie Thompson (D) MS, is the ranking member on the House Homeland Security Committee. He has sent a letter to Homeland Security essentially warning them to be extra vigilant both before and after the election because Trumps comments may be fueling extremist groups into taking his comments as a "call to action". Of course, he never mentions the BLM, New Black Panthers, et al, and what they are urging to happen NOW. He's our only D in Congress, and we just can't get anyone elected in his district. This was on a news report, I just haven"t located a copy of his letter yet.

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    Trumps supporters are older and well funded, though. They probably represent a greater risk. Still, as msgt/ret says the sky probably isn't falling. Most of the people talking are just talking.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phaedrus View Post
    Trumps supporters are older and well funded, though. They probably represent a greater risk. Still, as msgt/ret says the sky probably isn't falling. Most of the people talking are just talking.
    They MAY be older and better funded...but they are POSITIVELY smarter and a lot more mentally and emotionally stable...meaning, LESS risk.

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    Congressman Thompson should pay more attention to the gang wars, lawlessness and civil unrest that has been happening in the ghettos of every city in the country to some degree or another for decades instead of creating FUD about some looming new development.

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    Propaganda .... just like trying to blame Trump for the violence done by the Illegals and paid activist (by Hillary).... interesting if Hillary really did pay them, as many were wearing Bernie shirts ..... Hillary's attempt to make Bernie and Trump look bad ?

    It's about like her blaming the raped for the rapist .. (her husband).

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    Attempting to turn his wishful thinking into a future reality. Just my personal opinion on that.
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    Just trying to rationalize and justify a response.

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    One of the New Black Panthers leaders is a Trump supporter and has made statements urging blacks to vote for Trump.

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    Don't you mean that if Trump wins there is likely to be violence?
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    Meanwhile at Temple University in Philadelphia this weekend:

    Subject: NOTICE FROM TEMPLE POLICE issued at 10/24/16 1:27 PM
    Reply-To: Intelligent Notification

    message from Temple Police:

    During the evening of Friday, Oct. 21, Temple Police, Philadelphia Police and SEPTA Police responded to reports of a large group of approximately 200 juveniles causing disruption along Broad Street. The group apparently gathered off campus at the movie theater at Broad and Oxford streets south of campus at approximately 6:45 p.m. The source of this gathering appears to be posts on social media that have been identified by police.

    For the next few hours, the juveniles split into several smaller groups, some of which committed assaults, and ran from police in various directions between Jefferson and Norris streets and between Broad and 17th streets. Four juveniles were arrested in connection with three assaults, the first of which was reported at 8:30 p.m.

    A similar group of juveniles was reported two weekends ago near Main Campus on Saturday, Oct. 15.

    Temple police continues to work together with Philadelphia police to have an increased presence, especially on weekends. We are also encouraging the campus community to heighten awareness and to use the following campus resources.

    Walking escorts-in which security officers on bicycle accompany students who are walking-can be provided by calling 8-WALK from a campus phone or 215-777-WALK (9255) from a cell phone. Walking escorts are available from 4 p.m. to 6 a.m. seven days a week.

    Also consider using Flight, an on-demand evening shuttle service for Temple students, faculty and staff. To use Flight, download the TapRide app, select Temple University and use your AccessNet login to request a ride from your smartphone. Flight operates from 5:30 p.m. to 5:45 a.m. seven nights a week during the academic year. For more information, visit Flight | Capital Projects, Facilities & Operations

    Please be aware of your surroundings while walking. If possible, travel with friends and walk in well-lit, regularly traveled streets or pathways. Look around to make sure that you are not being followed. If you think you are being followed, cross the street. If you are being pursued, do anything that might summon assistance.

    If at any time you have concerns about your safety, do not hesitate to call 911 or Temple Police at 215-204-1234 (1-1234 from a campus phone).

    Your safety is our highest priority.
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    If I had a dollar for every time some dipstick declared themselves ready for the revolution on gun forums I'd be a rich man.

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    I believe the biggest problem will be if it's obvious that voter fraud was involved. Based on Trump's supporters, I would expect numerous sternly worded letters to the editor and possibly even some sarcastic comments posted on the internet.

    I've prepared for this by pre-positioning my binky near my safe space and I've got my stereo turned up to drown out any micro aggressions. I believe this is in accordance with the guidance provided by homeland security.
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    Participating in a gun buy-back program because you think that criminals have too many guns is like having yourself castrated because you think your neighbors have too many kids! C. Eastwood

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