The riots in baltimore are horrible unnecessary and accomplish nothing

April 30, 2015, 4:40 pm

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The debate "The riots in baltimore are horrible unnecessary and accomplish nothing" was started by Getmurked on April 30, 2015, 4:40 pm. 19 people are on the agree side of this discussion, while 9 people are on the disagree side. People are starting to choose their side. It looks like most of the people in this community are on the agreeing side of this statement.

Getmurked posted 3 arguments, I_Voyager posted 1 argument to the agreers part.
Raydiff3r posted 3 arguments to the disagreers part.

Getmurked, I_Voyager, Bodaciouslady16, PsychDave, jonatron5, scooter6381, toughgamerjerry, soullesschicken and 11 visitors agree.
wmd, Sosocratese, Raydiff3r, yyyy and 5 visitors disagree.

people keep rioting because they know they can get away with it, and thats our fault. if its a natural even that occure, then we need to step out and halt it, before it happens. consequences should be severe, people are harmed directly and indirectly. if we show tjat rioting every time your upset is punishable severely, then they will think twice. but right now they think they can just riot and do whst they please, when they please. 230 people were arrested, and 99 percent of them released. and this has been two riots in less than a years time. change needs to come.

4 years, 6 months ago
I_Voyager
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I think we've all agree riots are horrible things.

I always find sociological claims somewhat dubious. Since you're making a positive claim, the burden of proof (that riots are natural, unavoidable events given certain social conditions) is on you.

As is the burden of proof that they accomplished nothing on Getmurked. It could be said that without the riot, the government wouldn't have been as severe on those cops. It can't be scientifically stated... But it's a plausible claim.

4 years, 6 months ago

Meanwhile, I agree that riots are horrible things.

4 years, 6 months ago

We can't say whether riots are necessary or unnecessary, because riots are just results.

Let me say it in this way; if you inflate a balloon too much, it'll end up exploding. Exploding is not the balloon's decision. We can't blame the balloon for exploding.

4 years, 6 months ago

so you agree that thier "necessary"

4 years, 6 months ago

Riots don't have to accomplish anything in the first place. Because all riots are just -results- of oppressions.

4 years, 6 months ago

who disagrees? why?

4 years, 6 months ago
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