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Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

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

Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

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

Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

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

Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

@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

Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

bubba,

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

Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

Wow, have any of you even read what happened? Brown tried to take the cops gun at the start of the fight. Then he ran, the cop got out of his car and pursued. Brown had robbed a liquor store and that's why the cop pursued him.

Then Brown stopped and taunted the cop. Then he "bum-rushed him from 35 feet away. That gave the cop maybe 2 seconds to fire and every shot hit Brown in the front of his body; no shots were in his back.
He was probably high because nobody in a sober mind would rush a cop with a gun.

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Posted by B McL on 08/19/2014 at 4:50 PM

Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

bubba, good, good. But this board has NO time for your sly humor.

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Posted by john on 08/19/2014 at 4:20 PM

Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

Wow, bubbadog. You should do police training, what with all your great ideas.

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Posted by Diatribean!! on 08/19/2014 at 4:12 PM

Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

44:

If it is established that Brown tried to take the gun (which at this point has not been established), then that is pretty clear justification for use of lethal force.

But if the officer's claim is correct that Brown charged at him, it seems like the simplest course of action would have been to drive 30 yards down the road (he was still in his car with the motor running, after all), turn the vehicle sideways so it's between him and the two teens, call for backup, and only then get out of the car and draw his weapon. That should have taken less time and effort than attempting to unholster and draw his gun from a seated position behind the wheel.

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Posted by bubbadog on 08/19/2014 at 4:02 PM

Re: “Belcourt's Blockbuster Boyhood Weekend

I haven't seen it either, Lance, but I've set aside 3 hours for it tomorrow.

BOYHOOD cracked the box-office top 10 last weekend, and it has expanded to smaller venues like Murfreesboro (where it's playing at the Wynnsong 16). Maybe people want an alternative to stuff blowing up.

I understand Sam Adams' point about the "near-unanimous praise." The reviews, many calling it a landmark and a masterpiece, might create expectations that no movie can meet. I think CITIZEN KANE has suffered because of this. Young people tend to be wary of movies that are so lavishly praised, and assume they must be more like medicine than entertainment.

Posted by Mark on 08/19/2014 at 4:00 PM

Re: “Can Ferguson Happen Here?

zoombah is a certainly a shit-stain of a human being, but at least he doesn't parade as a Christian like yoyo does. There is an especially hot little corner of hell for trash like yoyo.

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Posted by shoosha on 08/19/2014 at 3:52 PM

Re: “The Daily Links: Ferguson, Editors, and the EPL

That would be considerable better than what most call you, yoyojohn!

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/19/2014 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

Typical dog whistles form the usual puppeted suspects.........

"There isn't anybody being oppressed"

REALLY???
When you can not walk down the street or drive to the store without being harassed by the cops, all because of the color of your skin..............THAT'S BEING OPPRESSED. When fathers must teach their sons to look straight ahead, place yheir hands in plain sight, and do not talk back in any way..............THAT'S BEING OPPRESSED. When you live in constant fear of the police and what they may do to you.............THAT'S BEING OPPRESSED. Maybe in your mind that is justified, but most all others (except for your hooded friends) consider it grossly prejudicial.

BTW: HOWS THAT FOR ALL CAPS, yoyojohn????

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Posted by Jim Collins on 08/19/2014 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

Pretty simple,

What if Brown actually did try to take the officer's gun and a round discharged as according to the officer?

Not saying that is what happened, just that there are justifications for using lethal force.

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Posted by 44allin on 08/19/2014 at 3:40 PM

Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

I don't resent white people, just the racist yoyo moi.

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Posted by my skin color is not a threat to you on 08/19/2014 at 3:37 PM

Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

Unless he had a gun, lethal force was not required.

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Posted by pretty simple on 08/19/2014 at 3:35 PM

Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

@Bubbadog: That beating made national news. The only acceptable conclusion to the incident is for the white cops to get fired and face felony charges. Did they?

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Posted by yoyo moi on 08/19/2014 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Can Ferguson Happen Here?

The word of God rebukes yoyo and still he will not listen.

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Posted by job on 08/19/2014 at 3:33 PM

Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

The article makes a false premise. There was no racism in Ferguson.

The cop has a shattered eye socket and more than 12 eye-witnesses say that the Brown kid "bum-rushed" the cop and he was forced to shoot him.

What's really sad is anyone would believe the eye-witness who said the kid had his hands up surrendering. That witness was an accomplice to Brown in the robbery 10 minutes before the shooting.

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Posted by B McL on 08/19/2014 at 3:30 PM

Re: “Ferguson Has Happened Here

John, john, john, so tetchous, and so bilious. Take your water hose and give yourself a colonic until you flush all this race hate out of your system.

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Posted by bubbadog on 08/19/2014 at 3:23 PM

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