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I have lived in areas in the past where a violent riot might have happened. Now I am in a very safe place from that sort of thing happening. Anyone here live or work near an area were riots might be erupting?
 

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Our governor (Ohio) has called in the Ohio National Guard to quash any protests and to enforce a citywide curfew in Columbus at 10 pm.

Let's see, the Ohio National Guard quashing a protest? What could possibly go wrong?

Nothing's going to happen in my little corner of suburbia, but sh!t might go down in downtown Columbus tonight.
 

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Few of us will be close to the riots, but all of us are going to be involved it the results. It's looking like it's going to be much more than protests.
 

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I'm in STL. I work for a local utility, mainly digging up gas mains all over north STL, including Ferguson. In reality Ferguson is absolutely tame compared to College Hill and many of the other neighborhoods I work in the city proper. Even without riots I have been shot at twice in the last 22 months. Yesterday I witnessed a fatal shooting at Garfield and Vandeventer. In another incident a white guy I know was walking out of a Schnucks grocery store when a black dude walked up to him, told him he was going to be on the news tonight and sent 6 his way. Thankfully only one hit him and it wasn't life threatening. In total there were 9 shootings here yesterday before 6 PM.

Do I qualify? :)
 

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I'm in STL. I work for a local utility, mainly digging up gas mains all over north STL, including Ferguson. In reality Ferguson is absolutely tame compared to College Hill and many of the other neighborhoods I work in the city proper. Even without riots I have been shot at twice in the last 22 months. Yesterday I witnessed a fatal shooting at Garfield and Vandeventer. In another incident a white guy I know was walking out of a Schnucks grocery store when a black dude walked up to him, told him he was going to be on the news tonight and sent 6 his way. Thankfully only one hit him and it wasn't life threatening. In total there were 9 shootings here yesterday before 6 PM.

Do I qualify? :)
You made the semi-finals! :rolleyes:
 

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I work in NYC. As a firefighter. Can anyone say deck gun as a water cannon? But Warren Wilhelm will never approve that. Except he doesn’t realize zero fucks are given here. If my crew encounters shit with NYPD, deck gun ops are in play...


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Almost any place, even "safe" areas are starting to encounter the protest/riot threat. This is not really a good situation.

I am a little worried about the Florida Panhandle, Pensacola and Panama City areas, but quite highly worried about my travels through New Orleans. They could spin up.

For a while I had carried a more significant amount of ... um... equipment .... as I traveled back and forth. Time to start that again I guess. Sad.
 

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Isnt it odd that when huge swaths of the negro population feel opressed they band together to smash windows to steal tv sets. Piss off one white dude about waco and city blocks are single handedly leveled. Weird. More to the answering the question...i was asked to help during ferguson riots...so far havent gotten that call this time so maybe sit this one out and stay rural.
 

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I work in NYC. As a firefighter. Can anyone say deck gun as a water cannon? But Warren Wilhelm will never approve that. Except he doesn’t realize zero fucks are given here. If my crew encounters **** with NYPD, deck gun ops are in play...


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My uncle was NYFD in the south Bronx during the late 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Anyone familiar with Fort Apache will know what is was like. They had to have police escorts and/or were armed. The thugs would call in a fire and then ambush the firefighters.

My hat off to you!
 

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South of Houston in another county near the gulf. They would be crazy to come down here and riot. The town just north of me has the highest per capita concealed carry licenses in the state.. and this is Texas.

A friend of mine has a son, a liberal blessing heart.. trust me, I know the kid well, that lives in Denver. The riots happened in his neighborhood and he freaked out. The riot was on his street. He won’t change is tune though.
 

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I'm in STL. I work for a local utility, mainly digging up gas mains all over north STL, including Ferguson. In reality Ferguson is absolutely tame compared to College Hill and many of the other neighborhoods I work in the city proper. Even without riots I have been shot at twice in the last 22 months. Yesterday I witnessed a fatal shooting at Garfield and Vandeventer. In another incident a white guy I know was walking out of a Schnucks grocery store when a black dude walked up to him, told him he was going to be on the news tonight and sent 6 his way. Thankfully only one hit him and it wasn't life threatening. In total there were 9 shootings here yesterday before 6 PM.

Do I qualify? :)
Jeez.. I grew up in north county (could see the Arch from our yard) and my Dad was a StL County cop in the 2nd Pct (Ferguson, Hazlewood, Florissant, etc). I even went to BlackJack elementary school, although I'm sure the name has been changed to something else by now.
In the late 70s we moved to the 5th Pct, west county, and I'm grateful to my folks for making that move. Traveling to McClure HS for away games/meets was sketchy even then (early 80s)... my grandparents lived within walking distance of MHS until the 90s, refusing to move from the house they'd bought in the 40s even as the neighborhood "transitioned" around them.

Not unlike Portland (where I live now), St Louis is a fantastic city that is marred by bad policy and crime. I love that town but, like Portland, once I leave I'm never coming back.

Go CARDS!
 
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We're work in up-town Cleveland, so we're pretty well insulated.

That said, the little one's supposed to go row downtown (the Cuyahoga snakes through The Flats, which is downtown proper) on Monday, and it's within the exclusion zone, so I'm not sure how that's going to go just yet.

We reside in what is called a "near ring" suburb on the east side - what is essentially a commuter suburb. It's pretty safe. Our suburb is very heterogeneous in terms of its demographics, and neighbors truly get along great with each other and watch out for each other. It abuts a couple of more African-American dominated suburbs, but these are full of good, honest, working folks as well, and even in the recent past ( Shooting of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams - Wikipedia - those initial violent protests never reached the suburbs) we've seen our neighborhoods hold their own accountable for any potential problems - snubbing any such issues before they even arise. As one gentlemen noted, these are neighborhood which were built on their own hard work and sacrifices, so there was no way that they'd let them burn.
 

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Jeez.. I grew up in north county (could see the Arch from our yard) and my Dad was a StL County cop in the 2nd Pct (Ferguson, Hazlewood, Florissant, etc). I even went to BlackJack elementary school, although I'm sure the name has been changed to something else by now.
In the late 70s we moved to the 5th Pct, west county, and I'm grateful to my folks for making that move. Traveling to McClure HS for away games/meets was sketchy even then (early 80s)... my grandparents lived within walking distance of MHS until the 90s, refusing to move from the house they'd bought in the 40s even as the neighborhood "transitioned" around them.

Not unlike Portland (where I live now), St Louis is a fantastic city that is marred by bad policy and crime. I love that town but, like Portland, once I leave I'm never coming back.

Go CARDS!

Black Jack and almost all of north county are S holes. I pretty much work exclusively in north city. Well, everything north of 40 in the city is my district so I do work downtown some too. It’s totally effed. The riots haven’t changed it much from normal times.
 

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Isnt it odd that when huge swaths of the negro population feel opressed they band together to smash windows to steal tv sets. Piss off one white dude about waco and city blocks are single handedly leveled. Weird. More to the answering the question...i was asked to help during ferguson riots...so far havent gotten that call this time so maybe sit this one out and stay rural.
A five minute drive anywhere north of Delmar in STL proper and you’ll see entire city blocks leveled. You know, interspersed with entire city blocks that should be leveled.
 

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A five minute drive anywhere north of Delmar in STL proper and you’ll see entire city blocks leveled. You know, interspersed with entire city blocks that should be leveled.
Not sure how long you've lived there, but I remember there being a bit of a stir when they filmed a movie in and around downtown.
Those exterior scene locations were picked due to the destruction, decay, and utter depression... perfect dystopian backdrop for a little film that was later released called Escape From New York.
 
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Not sure how long you've lived there, but I remember there being a bit of a stir when they filmed a movie in and around downtown.
Those exterior scene locations were picked due to the destruction, decay, and utter depression... perfect dystopian backdrop for a little film that was later released called Escape From New York.
Other than a few years in my mid to late teens when I took off with my band to Los Angeles, I’ve lived here since I was born. 1968.

They also filmed parts of that movie where Susan Saranwrap was banging James Spader. White Nights maybe. Something like that.
 

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We're work in up-town Cleveland, so we're pretty well insulated.

That said, the little one's supposed to go row downtown (the Cuyahoga snakes through The Flats, which is downtown proper) on Monday, and it's within the exclusion zone, so I'm not sure how that's going to go just yet.

We reside in what is called a "near ring" suburb on the east side - what is essentially a commuter suburb. It's pretty safe. Our suburb is very heterogeneous in terms of its demographics, and neighbors truly get along great with each other and watch out for each other. It abuts a couple of more African-American dominated suburbs, but these are full of good, honest, working folks as well, and even in the recent past ( Shooting of Timothy Russell and Malissa Williams - Wikipedia - those initial violent protests never reached the suburbs) we've seen our neighborhoods hold their own accountable for any potential problems - snubbing any such issues before they even arise. As one gentlemen noted, these are neighborhood which were built on their own hard work and sacrifices, so there was no way that they'd let them burn.

Updating,

My daughter's rowing session downtown has been cancelled for both today (Monday, 6/1) as well as tomorrow: the City of Cleveland extended the Curfew that was imposed earlier this weekend to allow for safer clean-up of the damaged businesses in the downtown business districts and surrounding areas.

Here in Cleveland, it's probably much like everywhere else: it's really been violence and looting incited by the few who have -NO- desire to actually protest, and are only taking advantage of the situation for their own personal agenda and gains. We saw this with the protest gathering/march that was organized this past weekend, which started peacefully until a few individuals split off and started the violence and property damage. When the real protesters saw what those individuals were doing, they quickly split off and went back to their original meeting location to hold their peaceful rally.

An even clearer example -

I would encourage everyone to take a full look at the following two-and-a-half minute Facebook video - and take note of the camera-person's (and possible accomplice(s)') provocation of the store-owners/workers, versus the African-American protestor, who repeatedly says: "I get it, they're just trying to defend their shit," and wanted the instigator to move-on.

Juan Nazario

(Please note that Juan Nazario, the person on whose FB page this video is seen, is -NOT- the instigator seen at the end of the clip: that asshole appears to be: https://www.facebook.com/robrash .)

Corbo's posted just hours later that they'd started getting threats:

Corbo's Bakery At Playhouse Square

For the record, Corbo's are good peeps.

I've never visited their downtown Cleveland storefront simply because I frequent their Little Italy location.

I'm Asian-American, and they've never treated me with anything but the same courtesy and respect they've given to any other customer that walks through their doors. They don't care about the skin color of anyone who steps through their doors: and are happy just that they walk out with their awesome cannoli. :)

Oh, and speaking of Little Italy (and why I am there so often), that's actually just down the corner from where I work.....

Guess what happened yesterday evening?

Yup, the National Guard was called-in due to a disturbance.
 

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Our governor (Ohio) has called in the Ohio National Guard to quash any protests and to enforce a citywide curfew in Columbus at 10 pm.

Let's see, the Ohio National Guard quashing a protest? What could possibly go wrong?

Nothing's going to happen in my little corner of suburbia, but sh!t might go down in downtown Columbus tonight.
As long as they don't repeat a Ohio State
 
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I'm in STL. I work for a local utility, mainly digging up gas mains all over north STL, including Ferguson. In reality Ferguson is absolutely tame compared to College Hill and many of the other neighborhoods I work in the city proper. Even without riots I have been shot at twice in the last 22 months. Yesterday I witnessed a fatal shooting at Garfield and Vandeventer. In another incident a white guy I know was walking out of a Schnucks grocery store when a black dude walked up to him, told him he was going to be on the news tonight and sent 6 his way. Thankfully only one hit him and it wasn't life threatening. In total there were 9 shootings here yesterday before 6 PM.

Do I qualify? :)
Stay safe!
 
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