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Old 08-10-14, 06:52 AM   #1
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18 year old Michael Brown shot by police in Ferguson, Mo., & ensuing civil unrest.

Unarmed Missouri teen shot dead after being stopped for not walking on the sidewalk:

http://www.cnn.com/2014/08/10/justic...html?hpt=hp_t2
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Old 08-10-14, 09:50 AM   #2
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It has all the critical elements:

1. Angry residents took to the streets by the hundreds to protest.

2. The St. Louis County NAACP also launched an investigation into the killing.

3. His grandmother, Desuirea Harris, described him as "a good kid."

Only thing missing is a white cop did the shooting. Which may in fact be the case, I haven't heard yet...
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Old 08-10-14, 11:48 AM   #3
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Re: The "Cops Behaving Badly" Thread



Here's a pic of the innocent young boy (Michael Brown), who would escort grandmas across the street, carrying their groceries, and volunteered at a local animal shelter.
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Here's a pic of the innocent young boy (Michael Brown), who would escort grandmas across the street, carrying their groceries, and volunteered at a local animal shelter.
Well he's a black teenage male, scowling, and making some kind of hand gesture. Probably had it coming.
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Old 08-10-14, 12:31 PM   #5
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Yo! He threw the scissors up!!!!

He just made paper his bitch!!!!!!!!!1
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Old 08-10-14, 03:27 PM   #6
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: CNN reports that St. Louis County Police Department Chief Jon Belmar said that before being fatally shot, Brown "pushed a police officer back into the car, where he physically assaulted the police officer" and attempted to take his weapon. This account obviously presents a vastly different situation than the multiple witness accounts that reported Brown had his hands in the air during the shooting.
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Here's a pic of the innocent young boy (Michael Brown), who would escort grandmas across the street, carrying their groceries, and volunteered at a local animal shelter.
I find it almost impossible to believe you're making that argument.

Almost.

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Yeah he's just like this gangsta...



oh wait

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Morgan Freeman has nothing to do with this.
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Obvious winkte.
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Yeah he's just like this gangsta...



oh wait

oh wait....if you zoom in on the picture, the title of the book is "Fuck Dat Bitch Goldilocks"l
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What the hell does The Matrix Reloaded have to do with this?
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From Tim Wise...


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If talking back to police were sufficient to justify being shot and killed, not only I but more whites than are willing to admit it, would be pushing up dandelions by now. Time to tell our stories. Of law-breaking, of blatant disrespect for authority, of straight-up criminal behavior that would have landed our black and brown brothers and sisters in jail (or the grave) long ago. ‪‬
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Old 08-11-14, 07:57 PM   #19
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I find it almost impossible to believe you're making that argument.

Almost.

https://twitter.com/hashtag/IfTheyGunnedMeDown
Sorry. Here's another pic of Michael Brown.



The man is innocent!
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It has all the critical elements:

1. Angry residents took to the streets by the hundreds to protest.

2. The St. Louis County NAACP also launched an investigation into the killing.

3. His grandmother, Desuirea Harris, described him as "a good kid."

Only thing missing is a white cop did the shooting. Which may in fact be the case, I haven't heard yet...

If the cop had been white, the media would have reported it already.

The cop is black. The reason the media hasn't reported his race is because the media wants the looting and rioting to continue, because it helps them sell more newspapers. As soon as word gets out that the cop was black, the looting and rioting will stop.
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If the cop had been white, the media would have reported it already.

The cop is black. The reason the media hasn't reported his race is because the media wants the looting and rioting to continue, because it helps them sell more newspapers. As soon as word gets out that the cop was black, the looting and rioting will stop.
Except witnesses to the shooting say the officer was white.

From the Associated Press:

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Investigators have refused to publicly disclose the race of the officer, who is now on administrative leave. But Phillip Walker said he was on the porch of an apartment complex overlooking the scene when he heard a shot and saw a white officer with Brown on the street.
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Except witnesses to the shooting say the officer was white.

From the Associated Press:

Oh. I didn't see that part. Perhaps I was wrong.

But I still think it's interesting that there hasn't been an official report on his race.
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The Brown shooting and the aftermath has been very interesting - and depressing as hell - to follow via the local news.
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But I still think it's interesting that there hasn't been an official report on his race.
Not surprising, you seem to have a potentially unhealthy obsession with race.
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From that thread (I don't want to post in it because, frankly, he doesn't deserve it):
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The high rate of blacks being born out of wedlock is a brand new problem that started in the second half of the 20th century, and thus, has nothing to do with slavery, Jim Crow, racism, or discrimination.
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