[NetBehaviour] current story

Annie Abrahams bram.org at gmail.com
Tue Jun 2 10:05:31 CEST 2020


Dear Alan,

I hope you can stay safe

with love to all

Annie

On Tue, Jun 2, 2020 at 9:16 AM Alan Sondheim <sondheim at panix.com> wrote:

>
> Not hopeful here at all, lots of explosions, cars driving out of the area
> at high speed, people carrying loot in front of our place - all started
> around 11, we think our street's been hit bad but we can't go out and look
> tonight, too dangerous - we had to call the cops at one point as people
> were trying to break into the bars below us. It's toxic.
>
> This definitely isn't protest, not at this hour, these people. This is a
> video game. Sirens still going on at 3:15, screeching tires, people
> running, carrying stuff.
>
> - Alan
>
> On Tue, 2 Jun 2020, Max Herman wrote:
>
> >
> > Stay safe Alan. I truly believe this is not protest, nor anything to do
> with
> > justice for George Floyd.
> >
> > There's footage now of a young white Chicago man handing out explosive
> > devices to people in my neighborhood last week telling them to throw
> them at
> > the police station. He livestreamed himself doing it if you can imagine.
> >
> > Be hopeful too. The national guard being here has stopped the insanity at
> > night, not by any use of force but just by having some level of civil
> > authority present. They have behaved professionally. The curfew has
> helped
> > too, allowing police to find the violent instigators and get fire trucks
> to
> > the fires. The real protests are thriving during the day, with wonderful
> > grace. People are helping each other, connecting, and healing,
> distributing
> > food, cleaning up, and grieving.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> ____________________________________________________________________________
> > From: NetBehaviour <netbehaviour-bounces at lists.netbehaviour.org> on
> behalf
> > of Alan Sondheim <sondheim at panix.com>
> > Sent: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 1:06 AM
> > To: NetBehaviour for networked distributed creativity
> > <netbehaviour at lists.netbehaviour.org>
> > Subject: Re: [NetBehaviour] current story
> >
> >
> > It's our turn now, riots and fire downtown central Providence, a few
> > blocks from here. We knew about it ahead of time. There were warnings.
> > Looting in a relatively poor city. We can hear explosions going off, what
> > sounded like fireworks and gunfire. I can't think straight. I want to get
> > the hell out of this country. This is way beyond protest, this is
> > ultraviolence here. Louder explosions now.
> >
> > The warnings were four or five hours ago. So people were coming in to
> > cause trouble. Earlier there were white motorcycle gangs around.
> >
> > Apologies, can't think straight.
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