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Hundreds of demonstrators close streets in non-violent protest in Dublin

Original post made on Jun 2, 2020

Hundreds of protesters shut down the streets in central Dublin on Monday afternoon, as Tri-Valley residents joined the numerous communities throughout the country that have risen up in protests against police brutality.

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Posted by Bill T
a resident of Danville
on Jun 2, 2020 at 6:26 am

Why is it that liberal mayors “encourage” giant groups of protesters to gather together for hours to exercise their rights, with no mention fear of covid 19 spread, but same mayors won’t let us gather in church again for one hour of mass to exercise our rights?


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Posted by Kjgamble
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 2, 2020 at 9:09 am

Interesting that a giant public gathering is permitted but people can’t go to church or school or work.


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Posted by C. R. Mudgeon
a resident of Danville
on Jun 2, 2020 at 1:58 pm

Maybe local churches should start holding marches, and shut down major intersections to get their message across. The message of "Love thy neighbor" seems like a very positive message, that needs to be heard.


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Posted by Taxpayer
a resident of Danville
on Jun 2, 2020 at 8:38 pm

Contra Costa County announced TODAY , June 2 , that they will ease restrictions and allow permits for protests of no more than 100’people. That is unless of course you’re an angry mob or BLM, then you’re free to loot as you please.


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Posted by Taxpayer
a resident of Danville
on Jun 2, 2020 at 8:39 pm

Contra Costa County announced TODAY June 2 , that they will ease restrictions and allow permits for protests of no more than 100’people. That is unless of course you’re an angry mob or BLM, then you’re free to loot as you please.


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Posted by Jordan
a resident of Danville
on Jun 3, 2020 at 8:28 am

Dear Taxpayer - No one is saying people are free to loot as you please. But if you try to prevent peaceful protesters, all that is left is the riots and looters. Cities are taking a health risk by allowing large gatherings, but it is nothing compared to the risk of what happens when you silence a movement.

Dear Church-goers - The inability to gather at church is entirely unrelated to the issues happening now. Imagine the sacrifices Jesus would make to lift up those who need help. Our black communities need help now.


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Posted by My Countrymen
a resident of San Ramon
on Jun 3, 2020 at 12:41 pm

These are trying times for our Nation. Covid 19, Employment rates high, Continual Fighting amongst ourselves. We’re like family members who can’t get along. Sad! The Good Book commands us to LOVE one another “Little Children”. My prayers go out to George Floyd’s family and all those who feel disenfranchised and have a feeling of loss and are emotionally drained! Everyone wants to be right in moments like these. Please try to understand, it’s most difficult to live in a society where you’re not looked upon as being human. The ugliness of racism unfortunately will most likely be an ugly scab on Our Country until the end of time. We must continue to Fight the Good Fight, to rid ourselves of the horribleness of it all. My Father once spoke to me about being in war. This was at a time when our military was segregated. He was in WWII and the Korean War. His words to me, “at the end of the day, once in battle, it really didn’t matter the color of the man who fought with you, what mattered is you knew he had your back.” Do we really have each other’s backs, because it seems as though we’re in battle with one another? Please, fellow countrymen, let’s not allow the ugliness of racism to rip us apart. If we MUST protest, let us protest with Honor and in memory of those you have loss their lives, pass and present. May our Lord be with you all. (In memory of my beloved Father- Died Veterans Day)


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Posted by Bill T
a resident of Danville
on Jun 3, 2020 at 1:32 pm

To Jordan: As to your comment that "the inability to gather at church is entirely unrelated to the issues happening now" shows your bias and lack of empathy for those who consider attending church service "essential". People of color are angry and protesting as they feel they are not valued and their rights are not protected and they are not treated equally, just like Christians in the Bay Area feel they are not valued and their rights are not protected and they are not treated equally by politicians and people like you.


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Posted by human1
a resident of another community
on Jun 3, 2020 at 1:36 pm

A couple points, one about peaceful protests and another about rioting:

There is a night and day difference between peaceful protests and rioting. The latter should be dealt with a firm hand. Unfortunately, the majority of folks who were in a position to condemn violence and put an end to it, didn't do enough. Let law enforcement (and others if needed) do their jobs to make our communities safe from rioters; enough is enough.

As for peaceful protests, hopefully they trigger an honest conversation; the keyword being 'honest'. Yes there are bad apples in law enforcement and bigoted people in every community, and that needs to be called out/discussed/dealt with. But labeling an entire system corrupt and bigoted is far from the truth and serves no purpose. There are plenty of folks in this country from many parts of the world for whom the system does work; nothing was handed to them for free. Constructively criticizing a system is only one part of the equation; the other part is self-appraisal to understand where the individual is lacking and then make necessary corrections.


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Posted by Jordan
a resident of Danville
on Jun 4, 2020 at 7:46 am

Dear Bill T - I ask that you please consider the time and place for these comments. When major issues need to be solved, efforts need to be focused. I never (and would never) try to overshadow any feeling that Christians have regarding their rights. In an article related to that concern, I would wholeheartedly support that by keeping the topic related to that issue. As this article is specifically about protesting police brutality in America, let us please focus on that here.


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Posted by Bill T
a resident of Danville
on Jun 4, 2020 at 9:24 am

Jordan: You really need to attend some diversity training, and work on your inability to have empathy and respect for Christians. Your underlying hatred is coming out for the world to see.

Your attempt to define this issue, by solely looking at it thru your eyeglass, is disturbing. You, apparently as judge and jury, and editor of what can be discussed, want to focus on "protesting police brutality". For argument sake, if we stay 100% on only what you want to discuss, still brings us back to my initial point, that you refuse to even consider. The so called "Progressive" mayors and our so called "Progressive" Governor, never closed marijuana shops, during the pandemic, but still will not let us attend mass in person. Those same mayors and Governor, however, when the issue is something on their political playbook, i.e., police brutality, will suddenly ignore the alleged health concerns prohibiting us from attending our essential church services, and suddenly allow hundreds and thousands of protesters to gather in person, for hours, in close proximity, with no enforcement of the pandemic restrictions.

Treating people of color differently, not having empathy for their plight, treating them differently under the law, and not respecting them, is absolutely wrong, and has caused wide spread protest and unrest. Treating Christians in the liberal Bay Area differently, not having empathy for their plight, treating them differently under the law, and not respecting them, is absolutely wrong. You do not see the difference as in the Bay Area our politicians and many citizens like you treat Christians without respect, and love to mock us, and ignore our feelings. Remember, when President Obama was caught saying white people "cling to their religion and guns", how do you think that made us feel? Disrespected, treated unfairly, and our rights violated. Why do you think the so-called "comedy" Book of Mormon is such a hit in the Bay Area, as people like you love to ridicule organized Christian religions. What would happen if someone tried to start a comedy in the Bay Area called Book of Koran, making fun of a non-Christian religion? It would last about a day before protesters would shut it down.

Sorry, Jordan, but if you can not have empathy for those with different values and faiths than you, you are no better than the police officers you are protesting against.


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Posted by Jennifer
a resident of Danville
on Jun 5, 2020 at 8:46 am

There is no excuse for police brutality, and no excuse for resisting arrest. When will suspects of all cultures learn to cooperate with the police? The first thing a police officer will look for is attitude. Problem solved.


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