A group of armed protesters who led a takeover of a remote wildlife refuge in the western US state of Oregon were acquitted by a jury of felony charges on Thursday.
How can they be acquitted? Is there a double standard with regards to what is considered terrorism vs. protest? Does the qualifier have anything to do with race?
Trending on Twitter:
— Grampa Caligula (@CaligulaGrampa) October 28, 2016
— kumbaynah (@mermaidaysh) October 28, 2016
Native people protest peacefully over land: maced and beaten. White militants take up arms over land: acquitted. https://t.co/XdUgPMo9Bu
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) October 28, 2016
You know & I know that had the Oregon militia been ANYTHING other than white they'd all be dead/in jailhttps://t.co/Jb1ahbAbvK
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) October 28, 2016
Besides race, difference btween Oregon acquittal & #DAPL fascist crackdown: one is worthless public land; other is private Big Oil capital
— Mark Ames (@MarkAmesExiled) October 28, 2016
Maybe the last tweet is what it’s really all about?