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Transit union refuses to bring White nationalists to 'Unite the Right' rally

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  1. [2]
    Bear
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    I look at it this way. It's been stated in some articles that these people purposely choose liberal cities, for the response they know they will get. You want to go to a rally to hate people and...

    I look at it this way.

    It's been stated in some articles that these people purposely choose liberal cities, for the response they know they will get.

    You want to go to a rally to hate people and to cause conflict? To tear us apart?

    You can walk. Don't expect us to help you at all.

    There is a clear and obvious difference to a person of good moral character between hate and love, and we are under no obligation to help the spread of hate. In fact, we should try to stop it, every chance we get.

    13 votes
    1. dubteedub
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      I fully agree. Why do these violent white nationalists deserve any special privilege? They are coming to our city to cause violence and spread hate. We have had hundreds of rallies here in DC and...

      I fully agree. Why do these violent white nationalists deserve any special privilege? They are coming to our city to cause violence and spread hate.

      We have had hundreds of rallies here in DC and no one else has been afforded this service.

      8 votes
  2. dubteedub
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    Our transit agency was originally planning on giving these neo nazis and kkk members free and private trains to their rally, as well as providing them a police escort from the metro stop to their...

    Our transit agency was originally planning on giving these neo nazis and kkk members free and private trains to their rally, as well as providing them a police escort from the metro stop to their rally point.

    Given that the dc metro operators are overwhelmingly black, this should come as no surprise that they are not interested in giving this privilege to a bunch of white nationalists.

    I'm really grateful for the union to stand up to these idiotic plans by WMATA and hope these nazis face every legal obstacle possible in putting on their event.

    11 votes
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    I can give WMATA the benefit of the doubt and say they really are afraid someone will get hurt or killed, but giving white supremacists essentially a "whites only" train immediately seemed like a...

    I can give WMATA the benefit of the doubt and say they really are afraid someone will get hurt or killed, but giving white supremacists essentially a "whites only" train immediately seemed like a resoundingly bad idea. The jokes write themselves. Glad they decided against it.

    6 votes
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      bchall
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      I agree, this would have been a bad idea doing nothing but bolstering the cause of hate. The security issue is an important one -- the last thing you want is a physical confrontation on a moving...

      I agree, this would have been a bad idea doing nothing but bolstering the cause of hate. The security issue is an important one -- the last thing you want is a physical confrontation on a moving train or bus. I could see it being appropriate to position law enforcement on trains for this reason, but I don't think they should offer any special accomodation to these kind of events. If the UTR people want private transports to their rally, they should charter some busses like anyone else.

      4 votes
      1. Fuck
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        Exactly. If there's a precedent for giving controversial groups private cars then I understand it in theory, but in practice it's essentially a reenactment of segregation. Increased security...

        Exactly. If there's a precedent for giving controversial groups private cars then I understand it in theory, but in practice it's essentially a reenactment of segregation. Increased security personnel is likely the best answer here.

        3 votes