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Comment Archives: stories: News: Pith in the Wind

Re: “Police and Community Leaders to Discuss Ferguson, Mo. at Town Hall Thursday (UPDATED)

yoyo also has a well earned reputation.

Posted by he's a bigot on 08/21/2014 at 1:21 AM
Posted by JohntheRevelator on 08/20/2014 at 11:34 PM

Re: “Police and Community Leaders to Discuss Ferguson, Mo. at Town Hall Thursday (UPDATED)

Okay, now we have it. White Sharpton has accused a cop of murder. He doesn't need anything more than the word of Brown's companion in a convenience store robbery.


Except for Prag's opening comment no one has offered anything on the subject at hand so I will. African Americans have the reputation of being the most violent, criminal element of our society; that's their biggest problem. Everybody would like to see that change but change is going to have to come from within. So I'll repeat: Social pressure from responsible African Americans could effect that change.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 08/20/2014 at 11:32 PM

Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

"@Prag: So you're finally being pragmatic about something, waiting until the information is in before issuing an opinion."

yoyo, you really need to start paying attention. I didn't "finally" decide to avoid conjecture about this case. If you look back in these threads, you will see that I have said over and over that nobody should be jumping to premature conclusions, regardless if they favor the officer or Brown.

Media reports, conflicting eyewitness statements, rumors, editorials, talking head opinions, etc. feed on themselves and grow beyond all recognition. We can wait for the actual facts.

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Posted by Pragmatist on 08/20/2014 at 11:00 PM

Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

Saw this so wanted to share in addition to the Facebook event Ben P. shared in a comment earlier... If people know of more, would love to hear.

TOMORROW (Thursday) Town Hall mtg - details at the link below:

http://www.nashvillescene.com/pitw/archives/2014/08/20/police-and-community-leaders-to-discuss-ferguson-mo-at-town-hall-thursday

SATURDAY's event previously shared by Ben P:

https://www.facebook.com/events/347490682073691/

Join Brown Justice Chasers as we March to Demand the Change we want to see; Correcting Police with a Discipline Movement
If we do not prosecute and discipline officers who break the law and who abuse their positions, then what sort of message does that send to the others? What kind of police culture does that create?
Saturday, August 23, 2014, Nashville, TN
11:00 AM March Line up at First Baptist Church Capitol Hill - 625 Rosa L Parks Boulevard, Nashville, TN
12:00 PM March begins
1:00 PM Rally begins at Metropolitan Justice Center Police Department - 200 James Robertson Parkway, Nashville, TN
3:00 PM Rally Concludes

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Posted by retransplant on 08/20/2014 at 10:44 PM

Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

@White Sharpton: "IF the officer had his eye socket fractured, that had to happen well before Brown's being shot considering he retreated then turned around and attempted tp(sic) surrender shouting "don't shoot, I'm unarmed". '

It's doubtful that more than one minute passed between the blow from Brown that busted the officers eye socket and the first shot outside the car. Then there's the statement from the witness who had just aided Brown in a strong arm robbery, "don't shoot, I'm unarmed". You readily believe that from somebody who has every reason to lie and yet cast doubt on an "official report" that hasn't been written yet, forgetting that the most militant racist Attorney General in history has a team of politically correct DOJ lawyers present, lawyers that he hired because of their PCness, doing their own investigation. (The last bit about the PCness came from a former attorney for the DOJ who was there when they were hired. That's pretty scary information. But then, when you consider the case of Lois Lerner, it's not surprising. Scary, but not surprising.)

@Prag: So you're finally being pragmatic about something, waiting until the information is in before issuing an opinion. If you weren't normally such an ass I'd be impressed.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 08/20/2014 at 9:49 PM

Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

That still does not excuse the fact that brown was shot a several yards away from the police officer while trying to surrender 6 times in the least. Twice in the head at an angle that can only be reasonably described as with his head down, which validates the eyewitnesses that said he was either shot while on the ground from his wounds or going down succumbing to his wounds.
Given that at NO time after his being shot and on the ground did the police attempt to administer any first aid, which either proves he was already dead, or they allowed him to die unaided. About 45 minutes after his going down EMT's arrived. WHY so long?
IF the officer had his eye socket fractured, that had to happen well before Brown's being shot considering he retreated then turned around and attempted tp surrender shouting "don't shoot, I'm unarmed".
The major consideration here is that you can not shoot to kill an unarmed man from such a distance UNLESS he provides a danger to you or someone else. Having been shot 4 times already, Brown was no danger. At best the officer failed to contain the firing of his weapon resulting in the death of Brown. Felony Manslaughter I would guess (not being a lawyer).

Is all this conjecture? Technically yes, but gleaned from reliable media sources. I was not there and neither was anyone else posting here, but I state what I believe to be true! OR......I could just stand here with my hands in my pockets............playing a bad game of pocket pool.............and wait for the "official report"...............because we know that would be the absolute truth........don't we??????? Why would we doubt that???????

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/20/2014 at 9:12 PM

Re: “Police and Community Leaders to Discuss Ferguson, Mo. at Town Hall Thursday (UPDATED)

Trayvon Martin's crime was to be black after dark, wear a hoodie, and public consumption of tea and skittles!

" The Ferguson riots were started by a crime"
Uhhhhh, YES! The crime of police over reaction resulting in a homicide...............murder if you will.

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/20/2014 at 8:51 PM

Re: “Police and Community Leaders to Discuss Ferguson, Mo. at Town Hall Thursday (UPDATED)

Lies, damn lies, and yoyojohns comments!

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/20/2014 at 8:45 PM

Re: “If the Tennessee Firearms Association Would Hold a Consistent Position for a Second, We'd all Appreciate It.

hey jim, the governor has created multiple jobs, ! i am working 3 of them!!

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Posted by Marduk-Panzer-Division on 08/20/2014 at 8:30 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Ferguson, Taylor Swift, and the Washington Football Team

Not much diversity (nor apparent experience) among the Taylor Swift critics.

Kind of like what the Nashville Scene country-music critics' poll has become: Limit participation, ignore expertise and the results are pre-determined.

Full disclosure: See my comments posted at http://www.nashvillescene.com/nashville/the-ninth-annual-nashville-scene-country-music-critics-poll-beginners-luck/Content?oid=1199580

Stacy Harris
Publisher/Executive Editor/Media Critic
Stacy's Music Row Report
http://stacyharris.com

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Posted by stacy Harris on 08/20/2014 at 8:01 PM

Re: “How STRIVE Is Set To Become The New Great Hearts

Can someone get Will back on his meds? We need a bullying policy to keep him in line.

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Posted by shakingmyhead on 08/20/2014 at 8:00 PM

Re: “How STRIVE Is Set To Become The New Great Hearts

God help us.

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Posted by keepingMyHeadLow on 08/20/2014 at 7:53 PM

Re: “Police and Community Leaders to Discuss Ferguson, Mo. at Town Hall Thursday (UPDATED)

yoyo, you are trolling so hard to get someone to pay attention to you that I would feel guilty if I continue to ignore you.

Yes, honey. We see you. Mommy and daddy are very proud.

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Posted by Pragmatist on 08/20/2014 at 7:41 PM

Re: “Police and Community Leaders to Discuss Ferguson, Mo. at Town Hall Thursday (UPDATED)

@Doyle: Gee whiz, dude, do you have anything to offer that hasn't been tried before? No? The problem is the criminal element. The Ferguson riots were started by a crime, Trayvon Martin was killed while he was committing a crime. The link I supplied states that 93% of the trouble makers in the LA school system are minorities. Something must be done besides guilt ridden white racial cowards offering a face to slap. As I wrote in another post, the "N" word was virtually eliminated by social pressure. You don't think the same tactic would work with criminal behavior? Mothers should be pressured to raise their children to avoid violence and criminal behavior. The community has to apply that pressure. Something different has to be tried and you and your cohorts are offering nothing.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 08/20/2014 at 7:09 PM

Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

JC and Prag, get over here.....

The accused officer, beaten badly- fracture of the orbital socket. JC, you don't watch FOX and I could not find it on CNN so I am going to release this anyway before dinner time:

http://www.foxnews.com/index.html

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Posted by john on 08/20/2014 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Police and Community Leaders to Discuss Ferguson, Mo. at Town Hall Thursday (UPDATED)

Put cameras on cops. Anything less is just a band aid.

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Posted by 44allin on 08/20/2014 at 5:27 PM

Re: “Police and Community Leaders to Discuss Ferguson, Mo. at Town Hall Thursday (UPDATED)

I think yoyo should attend the town hall and present his thesis for how to fix the plight of African Americans. If he's got all the answers he should share them.

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Posted by Doyle on 08/20/2014 at 5:22 PM

Re: “Police and Community Leaders to Discuss Ferguson, Mo. at Town Hall Thursday (UPDATED)

The propensity of African American youths to commit crimes and the efforts needed to prevent criminal activity by black youths will not be discussed. It's only a matter of time before the subject of the following link becomes true in Nashville. Maybe it already has.

http://news.yahoo.com/los-angeles-schools-…

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Posted by yoyo moi on 08/20/2014 at 4:52 PM

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