Wow you are really stretching on that statement. Like I said in that thread we will have to agree to disagree on the Rebel flag and what it represented and more importantly what the civil war was about in general. If you want to see something racist in it you will. In fact nowadays they can find something politically incorrect or racist about ANYTHING. This country is in the crap because its commander and chief is giving it all validity.
What, Obama was the first person to link the Rebel flag with racism? LOL
The point you missed was this: (perhaps I wasn't clear in my word choice)
You upbringing influenced you to view Southern History and the Rebel Flag a certain way, correct? You want people to understand this and not judge?
What do you think the upbringing of an African American child is like when you take into account 300 years of slavery, 100 of Jim Crow, and only 50 years of full civil rights in the South? Have you tried to understand where they are coming from? That's my point.
I love the way you start off a lot of discussions with "Its a simple question". because You see something that black n White (no pun intended) it is? And I never said police deserve to be anything but what they are. a constituted body of persons empowered by the state to enforce the law, protect property, and limit civil disorder. What I said was , those 4 cases I gave , although the Police were found to be abusing their authority on at least one of them, they were not just innocent poor victims like they were made out to be.
It is simple, though. Unless police are given the constitutional right to beat up suspects like they did with Rodney King, I'm not for it, regardless of what he did.
You seem to be allowing for certain treatment based on if the person is innocent or not. I don't agree.
Again.....we have to agree to disagree. because you will only admit to seeing what you wish to see. The president sent aids to the funeral of Michael Brown, and the US Attorney General got involved at the state level to try and indict an innocent cop.
Investigating a crime is not the same as calling someone guilty. They investigated and decided not to bring charges. That IS NOT the same as declaring him guilty. Unless Obama or Holder specifically said he was guilty, you are factually wrong.
Darrell Wilson is in hiding. He has no job. There are murals of Brown on the walls and he is treated as a hero. he robbed a store . he battered its owner. he tried to bully and beat up a police officer and eventually kill him. You don't see an issue? None of it would have gotten even remotely as much attention if the Commander and chief and the US attorney General kept their noses where they belong.
It got attention b/c of the media and the protests.
Don't know why you rush to blame Obama or Holder for it. As for Holder "keeping his nose," he is well within his rights as Attorney General to investigate the case. And DOJ cleared Darren Wilson.
tell that to those officers in Baltimore charged with murder.
Statistical Analysis says otherwise, MiamiMenace. Officers are less likely to be indicted for crimes than the general population.http://fivethirtyeight.com/datalab/ferg ... en-wilson/
LOL. Do you ever stop for a second and thing about the people they have to deal with on a daily basis? Over 900,000 officers in this country. Each deal with several different incidents a day. That's about 2.5 million daily. and you bring up 1000 incidents in a year? LOL. I bet there are a lot more Doctor malpractice suits a year. And those Doctors all get the privilege of being innocent until proven guilty.
You might feel differently if you were on the receiving end of one of those thousand incidents.
I simply don't want a bias, which is what you are advocating when you say "take their word for it."
How about cases get investigated and then the officer is either cleared or not? I can do without the media trying the case, but that is a different issue.
We need a LEADER in this country. Not an activist with his own agenda. Donald trump says some good things followed by many more bad. But I thing his popularity is resonating with many who want some one, anyone to actually LEAD. have a direction. Show some balls. I guess Trump has done that.
here is a good example of the current leadership vs what we used to have in this country that made us the greatest country in the world:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfKGUF9uDxU
Last time I checked, Obama is a two term president who has done his job. Here is what you really meant to say: "I don't like Obama's policies." Fine, disagree with them. But he has been a leader.
Trump has showed balls? By calling people names? Please.