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Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

@White Sharpton: You've just been punched by an angry six-foot, four-inch, two hundred and eighty pound thug. Now he's charging at you with intent for further bodily harm. You have a gun and if you don't shoot he's going to take it away from you. What do you do? Well, you would probably lie down and beg for your life, but a cop is not allowed to do that.

Posted by yoyo moi on 08/20/2014 at 1:40 AM

Re: “Oak Hill Defies Warnings of Godlessness, Elects Anti-Development Slate

What's wrong, Diatribean? Has McMullen got your tongue?

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Posted by alexa on 08/20/2014 at 1:26 AM

Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

So you can't pistol whip somebody? Tase somebody? Pepper spray? No baton? No Ju Jitsu? ANY NON-LETHAL REACTION? No, just shoot the mother fucker. Like an animal.

Posted by FUCK YOU on 08/19/2014 at 11:32 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Ferguson, a Boring Startup, and Print Newspapers

Ferguson Cop - "Bring it, bring it - YOU FUCKING ANIMALS - bring it."

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Posted by JohntheRevelator on 08/19/2014 at 11:27 PM

Re: “The Tennessean's 'newsroom of the future' means cuts, turmoil and rock-bottom morale at present

There's a funny/poignant video on YouTube that might be Miss Gruntled's theme song.

Posted by Katafuta Ekweil on 08/19/2014 at 11:20 PM

Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

This riot did not have to happen. The police should have dressed, and acted, like police, but they came dressed as military, for war, and damn near got one.
It is a cautionary tale for the whole country.
The Metro Nashville cops are light years better than that rabble in MO. In the '60's and '70's Metro was among the worst in the nation in terms of 'bad cop' behaviour. I remember and know how good cops were marginalised back then. But in recent years/decades, there was a sea change. I do not think modern MNPD would fall into this kind of neo-fascist response, not that they are perfect, but they are not the enemy of the good, like in Ferguson, MO.

Posted by accipiter on 08/19/2014 at 10:10 PM

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You do NOT sacrifice human life for the sake of an arrest, unless their is life in danger. Standard police policy the nation over. WHEN that is violated there in lies the problem.
Your inability to comprehend this and other absolutes is legendary, along with your schizophrenia!

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/19/2014 at 10:04 PM

Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

@Doyle: There is a report on a web sight left wingers avoid that says the cop suffered a broken orbital socket.…
There are other reports that say twelve witnesses back the cop's version of events.

@White Sharpton: It is the duty of the police to arrest lawbreakers of all ethnic persuasions. There is no racial quota. I notice you didn't address my accusation that you are an oppressor of African Americans because of your support for illegal immigration. You're perfectly willing to give away jobs to foreign invaders and yet still claim to be AAs best friend. What a riot.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 08/19/2014 at 9:30 PM

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thank god for AWP

Posted by Doyle on 08/19/2014 at 9:15 PM

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From a Salon article by Josh Applebaum, titled "They Are No Longer Police":

"After a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the battles fought in the Middle East are returning to American soil.

"Leftover military equipment from Kabul and Baghdad has been brought home, funneled to local police to use seemingly however they see fit.

"As a result, American police are shifting from law enforcement to a paramilitary force, outfitted with heavy weaponry and machinery intended to fight terrorists, not unarmed civilians."

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Posted by Bill on 08/19/2014 at 9:10 PM

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Funny, yet strangely profound!…

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/19/2014 at 9:04 PM

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WOW! yoyojohn offers justification for racial prejudice and oppression by police when dealing with Black Americans. And claims to NOT be prejudiced.
As public servants dedicated to protect and serve citizens of ALL races, the onus is on the police to treat ALL equally. That is the LAW, which they are sworn to obey and enforce. There are definite policies on using deadly force by police and NONE of them authorize an officer to shoot someone UNLESS their or someone else life is in danger. It is hard for me to accept that this officers life was in danger from a young man after he was shot 4 times already.

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/19/2014 at 8:42 PM

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HaHaHa, White Sharpton!!!!! I love it Brother Yoyo! So funny, as usual!

Public service announcement for all you Scenester losers: Brother Yoyo and myself are getting together at his place on Friday night to have a Ferguson strategy session! We are going to take a break from our usual Benghazi strategy sessions to focus on this! We are going to put our heads together and come up with a solution! I've already come to the conclusion that the Nobama administration set this whole thing up to escalate their war on white people and to distract everyone from what's really going on! We are going to find the smoking gun, even if we have to stay up all night long! So stay tuned!

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Posted by Angry White Patriot! on 08/19/2014 at 8:22 PM

Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

I admire your tenacity, Pragmatist (and others), but even when all the facts eventually do come out, these yahoos will continue to believe what they already believe. We obviously don't live in a "post-racial society" but we do apparently live in a "fact-free society." This event will end up just like Benghazi. Those who've made their minds up already will not change them due to some measly "facts." And opinions seem to be calcifying along the same tired old predictable, polarized, partisan lines as every other issue today. I wish I were more optimistic and I hope to be surprised but that's the way it looks on the Ferguson front at this time.

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Posted by Doyle on 08/19/2014 at 8:14 PM

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This is not a race matter. It is everyone's problem. They wish you to believe it is racial, that way they con continue to get away with it.

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Posted by Richard K Price on 08/19/2014 at 7:38 PM

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The Ferguson police chief himself stated that Officer Wilson was NOT aware that Brown was a robbery suspect and did not engage him as such.

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Posted by bubbadog on 08/19/2014 at 5:40 PM

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B McL, it may have happened exactly as you described, but the key word is "may".

There are conflicting stories and witness accounts that will need to be resolved in conjunction with formal autopsy and forensic results. Until then, there is a mass of speculation masquerading as facts.

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Posted by Pragmatist on 08/19/2014 at 5:15 PM

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@Collins (aka White Sharpton): What police responses you lay on skin color is actually motivated by previous experience the cops have had with people of color. And those experiences are well documented. Now, if responsible African Americans applied social pressure on their fellow AAs to abandoned the violent criminal behavior associated with their race, all the so called prejudices would disappear just like the word that rhymes with "chigger" disappeared.

Now, how is your stance on illegal immigration not oppressive to the black community? You're giving away low tech jobs they so desperately need, hypocrite.

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Posted by yoyo moi on 08/19/2014 at 5:14 PM

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And, I was not referring to the crude mention of the high colonic so loved by health freaks. Who are, mostly liberals, vegans and all that. Brown eggs, raw milk. No tubercular cows out here.

I liked the mostly black rejoinder

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Posted by john on 08/19/2014 at 5:01 PM

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