screw it i'll make a thread.
yall see what's going on there? thoughts? why isnt the US media reporting it?
does it not fit the "you dont need guns, trust your government" narrative? haha i work for the gvnt (civ, non-mil, not a contractor) and hell i dont trust em
fuck vox btw. (side note, might piss a lot of you here off that i dont hate trump )
excerp from the NYtimes link:
In February, the local government introduced a bill, since scrapped, that would have allowed people accused of crimes to be sent to places with which Hong Kong had no extradition treaty — including mainland China, where the courts are controlled by the Communist Party. Mrs. Lam argued that the bill was needed to guarantee justice in cases like a man who was accused of killing his girlfriend in Taiwan, then evaded prosecution by fleeing to Hong Kong. Critics said the bill would allow Beijing to target dissidents in Hong Kong with phony charges, exposing activists to China’s opaque legal system.
Hundreds of thousands of people, including elderly residents and families with children, joined a peaceful march to oppose the bill on June 9. But on June 12, the discussion and demands changed when the police used pepper spray, batons and more than 150 canisters of tear gas to disperse thousands of protesters, a small number of whom had thrown projectiles at the police.
Irate at the police response, protesters demanded an independent investigation of the police force — a demand leaders have refused. Anger toward the police has grown precipitously since then, as has violence on both sides.
>>>>> this is why guns are important. it's bigger then the gun argument but like... open your eyes.