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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A day of fun and celebration took a dark turn when armed neo-Nazis crashed Pride celebrations in Detroit and shouted insults while tearing up a rainbow flag.

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The cops are all about freeze peach, that's why they showed up to protect armed nazis.

-- teh rrriiiiiggghhhtttt

#1 | Posted by MrSilenceDogood at 2019-06-11 10:58 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

"The cops are all about freeze peach, that's why they showed up to protect armed nazis."

The ------- have a right to their counter protests and a right to carry. It's better that the cops were heavily involved than if they had to respond from a greater distance were something to go wrong. Do I want them there? Of course not. But the POS have their rights too. I'll be at the parade on the 30th with family and friends. Haven't heard of any Nazis intending to demonstrate, though I can't imagine where they'd put them because this is going to be a huge event. Especially around Stonewall.

#2 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-06-11 11:14 AM | Reply

How many years have pride events been going on?

I'm sure it's just a coincidence that this is happening under Trump, right? I mean there's probably not a connection with this type of behavior being on the rise over the past two years. Nahhh. No way.

#3 | Posted by jpw at 2019-06-11 11:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"How many years have pride events been going on?"

50 years. Ever since Stonewall.

"I'm sure it's just a coincidence that this is happening under Trump, right? I mean there's probably not a connection with this type of behavior being on the rise over the past two years. Nahhh. No way."

I'm sure some Nazis and Westboro Baptist types have counter protested Pride before though I can't say if they've ever shown up armed to an event.

#4 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2019-06-11 11:55 AM | Reply

Huh...

I wonder if these guys know that homosexuality was quite prevalent in the founding members of the National Socialist party.

#5 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-06-11 12:41 PM | Reply

Of course they do.

#6 | Posted by fresno500 at 2019-06-11 03:47 PM | Reply

#5 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER

That's a myth. The Nazis murdered thousands of homosexuals.

#7 | Posted by Derek_Wildstar at 2019-06-11 03:58 PM | Reply


@#2 ... The ------- have a right to their counter protests and a right to carry. ...

Yes, they do.

However, do they also have the right to destroy others' property while they are under police escort/protection?

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-06-11 04:13 PM | Reply

"That's a myth. The Nazis murdered thousands of homosexuals."

Really?

So...no Homosexuals in the National Socialist party?

#9 | Posted by madbomber at 2019-06-11 04:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I have to agree with Hagbard that it is better for these POS to have a police escort than to have a situation where the cops have to show up later to a much more dangerous situation because they weren't there in the first place.

I don't think they should have a right to carry weapons during their little demonstration, though i know 5 republicans on the Supreme Court disagree with me.

#10 | Posted by JOE at 2019-06-11 04:27 PM | Reply

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I wonder if these guys know that homosexuality was quite prevalent in the founding members of the National Socialist party.

#5 | POSTED BY comrade Maddy

I know it's quite prevalent in today's GOnP, but it's the closeted variety. ie Lindsay Graham and Larry Craig. I don't know why some people fight the way they are wired so much. You are who you are.

#11 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2019-06-11 04:50 PM | Reply


@#10 ... I have to agree with Hagbard that it is better for these POS to have a police escort than to have a situation where the cops have to show up later to a much more dangerous situation because they weren't there in the first place. ...

I'm of two minds on this.

It's the "escort" aspect that concerns me, especially when that escort enabled those being escorted to damage others' property without legal retribution because their acts were apparently sanctioned by the police.

Did the police really have to escort them around, or would it have been better if the police stayed back, but were close enough to react should the need arise?


#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-06-11 04:58 PM | Reply

Did the police really have to escort them around, or would it have been better if the police stayed back, but were close enough to react should the need arise?

#12 | POSTED BY LAMPLIGHTER

They probably wouldn't have survived without the escort.

#13 | Posted by Sycophant at 2019-06-11 05:04 PM | Reply

#10

NW, but it is my understanding that whether they can bring weapons is a State/Local issue, so if they had guns it was with the blessing/blind eye of the local authorities.

#14 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-11 05:08 PM | Reply

#12

I don't think the police "sanctioned" anything, and most Detroit police officers (63% if the force is African American) would have been happy to bust a few Neo-Nazi skulls if they were out of line in the slightest.

#15 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-11 05:13 PM | Reply

if=>of

#16 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-11 05:19 PM | Reply

I wonder if these guys know that homosexuality was quite prevalent in the founding members of the National Socialist party.

#5 | Posted by madbomber

Nazis, trump cult, and the taliban. You're all the same type of brain just born in a different time and place.

#17 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2019-06-11 05:35 PM | Reply


@#15 ... I don't think the police "sanctioned" anything ...

They apparently took a blind eye while property was being destroyed by those they were escorting.


... most Detroit police officers (63% if the force is African American) would have been happy to bust a few Neo-Nazi skulls if they were out of line in the slightest. ...

Showing better policing skills than too many white police officers who shoot non-whites just because.

#18 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-06-11 05:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 2

#5 | POSTED BY MADBOMBER
That's a myth. The Nazis murdered thousands of homosexuals.
#7 | POSTED BY DEREK_WILDSTAR AT 2019-06-11 03:58 PM

Yes, both the axis powers and the alliance persecuted and murdered homosexuals. Gay people were even re-imprisoned back into labor camps by the allies.

However, even a cursory examination leads to questions regarding Hitler and Hess relationship, particularly their time spent in prison together.

It's neither amusing or ironic seeing white nationalists adulate to someone they would otherwise publicly revile. I doubt most of them know anything about Hitler aside from select quotes from Mein Kampf.

#19 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-06-11 08:21 PM | Reply

They probably wouldn't have survived without the escort.

Since there were only 15 of them and they had 3 handguns and two long guns, you are probably right.

They apparently took a blind eye while property was being destroyed by those they were escorting.

I'm not sure where you are getting that from, the Detroit Free Press didn't discuss any property damage from these idiots:

In the days leading up to Motor City Pride, Detroit police learned that an armed neo-Nazi group planned to protest the annual festival, Detroit Police Chief James Craig said Monday. The chief dispatched officers to flank the roughly 15 Nazi protesters, who verbally clashed with Antifa counter-protesters. The goal, he said at a Monday news conference, was to keep the peace.

Craig, unequivocally, said "Any critics that said we escorted the National Socialist Movement -- we were keeping two groups separate, and we did walk with them at some points to keep the opposing sides away" from each other, the chief said at a Monday news conference. "We kept the distance between both groups, and there was no violence. ... It could have been a bad situation had it erupted into violence. It did not."

The Nazi group came armed: two members with long guns and three with handguns. The department's goal, he said, was to keep the Nazis and the Antifa counter-protesters separated.

Craig says the department generally meets with protesters before a planned protest, advising them that the right to protest doesn't mean they can break the law. During last weekend's protest, police warned a Nazi that he would be arrested for burning a pride flag; the Nazi ripped the flag up instead. An image of a Nazi protester seeming to urinate on an Israeli flag made the rounds on news wire services and social media. Craig said, and two Free Press staffers who witnessed the event confirmed, that the urination was simulated.

This is from the link in embedded tweet, above, if you want to confirm it.

#20 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-06-11 08:46 PM | Reply

This is exactly the damage that Libs cause that they just completely ignore. The group didn't disrupt anything more than any group ever does during a protest. As long as it didn't get violent, there is absolutely nothing wrong with them exercising their 1st Amendment right. In fact, there have been Liberals in protests who come just to burn a flag. Or Liberals who actually spit on the graves of veterans when protesting at graveyards, while "disrupting" the proceedings.

It's sad that so much damage has been done by Liberals to our 1st Amendment rights that when a protest is actually done by the letter of the law, they still have huge problems because people they don't agree with are allowed to do exactly what they do to during other protests. They may be the small minority and be a bunch of idiots who have no grasp of reality, but they still have their rights.

#21 | Posted by humtake at 2019-06-12 12:50 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

There were very fine people on both sides.

~ The bloated child rapist ~

#22 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2019-06-12 01:55 PM | Reply

Freedom of speech does not exist to protect popular or socially acceptable speech. I really hate Nazis, Did the pilgrimage to Dachau and Buchenwald. I really hate the Klan, my father was burned out of his home when he was 6, likely a gift from that invisible empire. But ban their speech and you just drive them underground. Better that they spout off their nonsense publicly to face critical rebuttal or ridicule. Or haven't we learned that if you prohibit something, you make it more interesting and desirable? Especially among adolescent youth.

#23 | Posted by docnjo at 2019-06-13 09:23 AM | Reply

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