Protest on State Street?

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Protest on State Street?
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I was downtown on State Street yesterday afternoon (around 3pm) and noticed a large group protesting on the sidewalk. Does anyone know what this was for? Below is a short video I captured.

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Roger Apr 23, 2018 11:15 AM
Protest on State Street?

Oh now I see your talking about the kid who got hit by the subject in Texas during the Walkout it's in the news along with hundreds of comments by losers justifying the kids death for protesting....What a punch of punks justifying the death of a child for protesting.

Factotum Apr 23, 2018 11:48 AM
Protest on State Street?

When parents send their kids to school, they do expect them to be under their classroom protection and not out on the streets "protesting". They are fare more effective composing their own thoughts in class and writing letters to the editors of their local papers.

a-1527003107 Apr 21, 2018 04:37 PM
Protest on State Street?

For the first time in the us, students are protesting against our rights.

a-1527003107 Apr 23, 2018 09:51 AM
Protest on State Street?

Where did I ever say that they didn't have a right to protest? Everyone has that right, and I think many more people should use that right! I am just saying that this is the first time the first amendment has been used on a large scale to protest again another one of our rights. The vast majority of the protesters want 100% of guns out of civilian hands (look at the signs at the protest). In California we have banned bump stocks, so called "assault riffles" (I still haven't had one gun grabber explain to me what this is), 10 day waiting period, restrictions on mentally ill, domestic violence abusers, felons and anyone with a restraining order. What other "common sense gun control measures" are they protesting for? And when another shooting happens after that?

Roger Apr 23, 2018 05:39 AM
Protest on State Street?

So called exactly like some of have the right not to be intimidated by some ignorant slob with an AR-15

a-1527003107 Apr 22, 2018 01:18 PM
Protest on State Street?

Factotum - while there is no express "right to protest," it is a constitutionally protected right under the 1st Amendment as a form of speech. Also, it's kind of silly to say there's no "right to protest" and the in the next sentence belittle these kids' intelligence..... you know?

a-1527003107 Apr 22, 2018 01:01 PM
Protest on State Street?

What rights are being protested against? Gun law reform is not the same as advocating for abolishment of the 2nd Amendment. No one's rights are being violated by banning the sale of certain types of guns / devices (bump stocks, etc).

Roger Apr 22, 2018 10:31 AM
Protest on State Street?

Actually through out history there has been protest against someones so called rights I'm with the students on this one.

Factotum Apr 22, 2018 09:41 AM
Protest on State Street?

Right to peaceful assembly and to redress grievances. Not a "right to protest". Kids need to stay in school because far too many of them graduate today still needing remedial education in english and math.

a-1527003107 Apr 22, 2018 07:51 AM
Protest on State Street?

Hello, we have the right to protest. Read the entire Constitution.

oceandrew Apr 21, 2018 10:55 AM
Protest on State Street?

Kids have been marching all over the country on this the anniversary of the Columbine shooting, for sensible gun regulations/controls.

Roger Apr 23, 2018 11:01 AM
Protest on State Street?

What in the world are you talking about I thought this was a march about Columbine? And read what article...?

Channelfog Apr 23, 2018 01:56 AM
Protest on State Street?

Meds ARE a ubiquitous problem with shooters and that is an area that needs more regulation; pharmaceutical companies and doctor over prescription of their drugs. This situation is epidemic now, and wait until a couple days after a large disaster such as an earthquake, when peoples' meds are running out. Those people will become very dangerous, very fast. Most of the people on meds do not need them, and the meds themselves create the mental problems, particularly when the supply is quickly cut off. The black market will quickly pick up the slack regarding any new prohibitions of guns. There will be no shortage of firearms for the criminal or the deranged.

a-1527003107 Apr 22, 2018 01:58 PM
Protest on State Street?

You should read the article before printing such an uninformed comment.

a-1527003107 Apr 22, 2018 01:41 PM
Protest on State Street?

Shouldn't the driver of the F-150 be held accountable for this rather than persons who may not have even been there?

homers Apr 22, 2018 11:12 AM
Protest on State Street?

The story is at KVIA Channel 7 news , El Paso Texas. Parkland Middle School boy struck and killed Friday.

slave Apr 22, 2018 11:03 AM
Protest on State Street?

That's a real stretch Roger. Police said after preliminary investigation the 61 year old driver will not be charged.

Roger Apr 22, 2018 10:33 AM
Protest on State Street?

Maybe someone should investigate the driver some people think it's their right to kill protesters run them over.

homers Apr 22, 2018 09:41 AM
Protest on State Street?

Yea and one 11 year old was struck and killed by a Ford F-150 Friday marching down the Highway at one of these School Walk outs. I hope every one involved in promoting this stunt gets their a$$ sued !

Factotum Apr 21, 2018 12:36 PM
Protest on State Street?

The common denominator in the past mass killings has been use of psychotrophic drugs. Is a sensible gun regulation putting those people under some sort of lockdown?

Odds Bodkin Apr 21, 2018 09:31 AM
Protest on State Street?

Not sure what the protest was about. But I offer this helpful tip to all who capture video/photos on smart phones: hold the phone horizontally since that is the natural way we see life with our eyes, on televisions, computer screens, etc. Shooting vertically usually shows too much extraneous sky, street, unimportant details and such. Vertical is fine for portraits of one person. Just trying to be helpful here, not critical or snarky. So, all smart phone shooters - give the horizontal phone a try.

a-1527003107 Apr 21, 2018 10:52 AM
Protest on State Street?

Yes, it may feel more natural to shoot video in the same orientation one typically holds a phone but vertical footage gets squeezed into horizontal video players with a tremendous loss of resolution. A very good tip indeed.

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