• This is a political forum that is non-biased/non-partisan and treats every person's position on topics equally. This debate forum is not aligned to any political party. In today's politics, many ideas are split between and even within all the political parties. Often we find ourselves agreeing on one platform but some topics break our mold. We are here to discuss them in a civil political debate. If this is your first visit to our political forums, be sure to check out the RULES. Registering for debate politics is necessary before posting. Register today to participate - it's free!

Police: Clinton Supporter Lights Flag On Fire, Attacks Trump Supporter

Renae

DP Veteran
Joined
Aug 26, 2007
Messages
48,389
Reaction score
18,084
Location
San Antonio Texas
Gender
Female
Political Leaning
Conservative
Police: Clinton Supporter Lights Flag On Fire, Attacks Trump Supporter « CBS Pittsburgh

According to a criminal complaint, police were told Joshua Sturman was in the area to support Hillary Clinton, who spoke at a rally at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center later that afternoon. A group of Trump supporters had gathered on the opposing sidewalk in what police say was a peaceful assembly.Sturman crossed the street and walked into the middle of the group of Trump supporters. The criminal complaint says the members of the group were standing close to one another, shoulder-to-shoulder. The complaint says Sturman then pulled out a flag and began to light it on fire.
The Trump supporters attempted to put out the fire, which “enraged” Sturman. Sturman then threw a Trump supporter to the ground and attempted to jump on top of him. Bystanders alerted nearby officers, and police removed Sturman and placed him under detention.

Watching the video, they are all loud morons.
 

blaxshep

Banned
DP Veteran
Joined
May 22, 2012
Messages
16,875
Reaction score
7,666
Location
St. Petersburg
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Libertarian
Funny the DNC went out of its way to have a billion flags yet the only ones burning the flags are Democrats.
 

shagg

Wading Through Bull****
DP Veteran
Joined
Jun 28, 2013
Messages
1,681
Reaction score
1,219
Location
Rhode Island
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Independent
Hillary Bros. I've noticed that Hillary supporters are very .... aggressively trying to get people to vote for her. It borders on bullying to be honest. Go figure the people pushing the false "Bernie Bros" narrative have stepped into the role themselves.

They can't seem to fathom why someone wouldn't vote for her, and it makes them angry for some reason. I can sort of understand, it was a hard battle getting this far, having to cheat and resort to every dirty trick they could get away with. And now, up against the most beatable opponent in recent memory, she isn't crushing him in the polls the way she's supposed to be. Stupid voters!
 
Last edited:

Skeptic Bob

DP Veteran
Joined
Oct 6, 2014
Messages
16,626
Reaction score
19,488
Location
Texas
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Libertarian - Left
I couldn't care less about the flag burning. I think it is silly but if it is your own property then whatever. I'm more concerned about open flames in public.

This raises an interesting question, at least to me. When is force appropriate at a protest? If he had a pro-Hillary or pro-Trump sign and a counter protestor tried to take away the sign, most people people would think it appropriate for the sign owner to use reasonable force in preventing the sign from being taken.

But is a burning piece of property still entitled to that same protection? If a Trump supporter were burning an effigy of Hillary and a Hillary supporter tried to put the fire out, would the Trump supporter be justified in using reasonable force to stop the Hillary supporter?

I'm on the fence.
 

Deuce

Outer space potato man
DP Veteran
Joined
Feb 6, 2010
Messages
84,859
Reaction score
38,747
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Undisclosed
Funny the DNC went out of its way to have a billion flags yet the only ones burning the flags are Democrats.

...why is that funny?
 

Mr Person

A Little Bitter
Supporting Member
DP Veteran
Monthly Donator
Joined
Oct 14, 2015
Messages
52,026
Reaction score
37,005
Location
Massachusetts
Gender
Male
Political Leaning
Other
How many ***holes can dance on the head of a pin?



Anyway, I will decline to assume anything about liberals in general based on the actions of one; besides, assaulting someone else is a crime. Burning a flag is speech, like it or not.
 
Top Bottom