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Darren Wilson should have followed proper police procedures in questioning Mike Brown. If he felt, at any point, that there was a danger or threat, he should have arrested him. I believe that he felt disrespected, and wanted to assert his authority on Mike Brown. Of course, he, nor anyone else, could have known how that would play out - but I feel that HE set the wheel in motion by acting aggressive and perhaps even subconsciously, decided to teach Mike Brown a lesson in a way that would be interpreted as racially motivated.



So what exactly did Officer Wilson do that was wrong? And how is he supposed to arrest someone who is punching him and wrestling with him while he is seated in his car?

Posted 11/26/14 10:24 AM
 
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I understand what you mean and I'm sure things aren't perfect and race relations could be improved. However, I still maintain, that the greatest threat in these communities is black on black crime stemming from a culture of violence that exalts gangs, thugs, drug dealing and criminal activity. Combine that with a cycle of poverty, lack of higher education, teen pregnancy,failing schools , single parent households and a fractured infrastructure and you've got a recipe for an inner city nightmare. These communities to need to look inward for for real change to occur. I get this isn't the " politically correct " point of view, but I believe it is the intellectually honest one.



Exactly what this guy is saying.






BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! This needs to go VIRAL!!! Smart guy!!!

Posted 11/26/14 10:26 AM
 

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Darren Wilson should have followed proper police procedures in questioning Mike Brown. If he felt, at any point, that there was a danger or threat, he should have arrested him. I believe that he felt disrespected, and wanted to assert his authority on Mike Brown. Of course, he, nor anyone else, could have known how that would play out - but I feel that HE set the wheel in motion by acting aggressive and perhaps even subconsciously, decided to teach Mike Brown a lesson in a way that would be interpreted as racially motivated.



So what exactly did Officer Wilson do that was wrong? And how is he supposed to arrest someone who is punching him and wrestling with him while he is seated in his car?



Look, I am entitled to my opinion. I made my sentiments clear in my post. From what I have read and watched, I don't believe the way things played out. Simple as that - we can agree to disagree.

Posted 11/26/14 10:29 AM
 

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Re: Officer Wilson not indicted....

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Darren Wilson should have followed proper police procedures in questioning Mike Brown. If he felt, at any point, that there was a danger or threat, he should have arrested him. I believe that he felt disrespected, and wanted to assert his authority on Mike Brown. Of course, he, nor anyone else, could have known how that would play out - but I feel that HE set the wheel in motion by acting aggressive and perhaps even subconsciously, decided to teach Mike Brown a lesson in a way that would be interpreted as racially motivated.



So what exactly did Officer Wilson do that was wrong? And how is he supposed to arrest someone who is punching him and wrestling with him while he is seated in his car?



ITA. I am sure he would have tried to arrest him vs. shooting him if he wasn't being punched and wrestled with/being charged at. I do believe he feared for his life. There were witnesses that accounted for the same story Wilson shared.

Posted 11/26/14 10:33 AM
 

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Darren Wilson should have followed proper police procedures in questioning Mike Brown. If he felt, at any point, that there was a danger or threat, he should have arrested him. I believe that he felt disrespected, and wanted to assert his authority on Mike Brown. Of course, he, nor anyone else, could have known how that would play out - but I feel that HE set the wheel in motion by acting aggressive and perhaps even subconsciously, decided to teach Mike Brown a lesson in a way that would be interpreted as racially motivated.



So what exactly did Officer Wilson do that was wrong? And how is he supposed to arrest someone who is punching him and wrestling with him while he is seated in his car?



Look, I am entitled to my opinion. I made my sentiments clear in my post. From what I have read and watched, I don't believe the way things played out. Simple as that - we can agree to disagree.



I am new in this discussion and have not read the whole thread. Can you just answer my question?

Posted 11/26/14 10:33 AM
 

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Re: Officer Wilson not indicted....

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Sorry I don't empathize with looters and rioters. I never have and I never will. If my grand parents and others like them,whose entire families were murdered by the Nazis, who lost several million dollars in real estate / savings etc, who endured the death camps didnt go back to Germany and start looting things, these animals can control themselves !!! Give me a break. Non-violent,peaceful demonstration is the only way to go. What would Martin Luther King say about this behavior ?



OK, I will clarify - I don't empathize with looters and rioters SPECIFICALLY, rather, I empathize with the community as a whole who feels that they are being targeted, attacked and marginalized.

I understand what you mean and I'm sure things aren't perfect and race relations could be improved. However, I still maintain, that the greatest threat in these communities is black on black crime stemming from a culture of violence that exalts gangs, thugs, drug dealing and criminal activity. Combine that with a cycle of poverty, lack of higher education, teen pregnancy,failing schools , single parent households and a fractured infrastructure and you've got a recipe for an inner city nightmare. These communities to need to look inward for for real change to occur. I get this isn't the " politically correct " point of view, but I believe it is the intellectually honest one.



I understand what you're saying - and I agree on many of your points. I just think it does a disservice when people dismiss their plight and their situation, which is what I feel is being forgotten in all of this. But I'm sure black communities that HAVE looked inwards to create change have been hampered by external forces, like police brutality and racial profiling, that all the cliched sentiments in the world of "try, try and try again" is beginning to be tiresome.

One of my friends posted this on FB:

MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.’S PERSPECTIVE on rioting and social unrest in the 60s:

“Now I wanted to say something about the fact that we have lived over these last two or three summers with agony and we have seen our cities going up in flames. And I would be the first to say that I am still committed to militant, powerful, massive, non-violence as the most potent weapon in grappling with the problem from a direct action point of view. I’m absolutely convinced that a riot merely intensifies the fears of the white community while relieving the guilt. And I feel that we must always work with an effective, powerful weapon and method that brings about tangible results. But it is not enough for me to stand before you tonight and condemn riots. It would be morally irresponsible for me to do that without, at the same time, condemning the contingent, intolerable conditions that exist in our society. These conditions are the things that cause individuals to feel that they have no other alternative than to engage in violent rebellions to get attention. And I must say tonight that a riot is the language of the unheard. And what is it America has failed to hear? It has failed to hear that the plight of the negro poor has worsened over the last twelve or fifteen years. It has failed to hear that the promises of freedom and justice have not been met. And it has failed to hear that large segments of white society are more concerned about tranquility and the status quo than about justice and humanity.”

I fully agree with King's thoughts based on the climate in the 1960s. However, I don't think the situation in 2014 is any way comparable. Also, he clearly states that non-violent protest is his preferred method. Finally, I don't think many inner city communities have truly looked inward. I think there would be much greater progress on the problems I mentioned if they did. It is much easier to blame everyone but yourself.

Posted 11/26/14 10:33 AM
 

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Darren Wilson should have followed proper police procedures in questioning Mike Brown. If he felt, at any point, that there was a danger or threat, he should have arrested him. I believe that he felt disrespected, and wanted to assert his authority on Mike Brown. Of course, he, nor anyone else, could have known how that would play out - but I feel that HE set the wheel in motion by acting aggressive and perhaps even subconsciously, decided to teach Mike Brown a lesson in a way that would be interpreted as racially motivated.



So what exactly did Officer Wilson do that was wrong? And how is he supposed to arrest someone who is punching him and wrestling with him while he is seated in his car?



ITA. I am sure he would have tried to arrest him vs. shooting him if he wasn't being punched and wrestled with/being charged at. I do believe he feared for his life. There were witnesses that accounted for the same story Wilson shared.



There is no way an officer can defend himself properly if he is seated in his car and the criminal is reaching in to wrestle him. All accounts have shown that this criminal was wrestling with the officer and likely yes, grabbing for his gun. So there is no choice about the way it went down in order for the officer to protect himself from the VIOLENT criminal. The criminal was unarmed and TRYING to become armed by reaching for the officers gun.

What does ANYONE expect the officer to have done otherwise? Simply arrest the man? HOW? Please tell me how that could have been done in this situation. Logically.

Posted 11/26/14 10:37 AM
 

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Paterson,NJ is one of the most dangerous places in the country. Ironically, it is 15 to 20 minutes away from beautiful ,safe, upscale areas where violent crime almost never happens. This year alone, 19 people either black or hispanic individuals were killed by others of the same race. The last two victims were a little girl playing on her bicycle and a teenage girl walking home from a basketball game. Where is Al Sharpton when these things occur ? Where are the protests for these innocent kids gunned down by gang members? I bring this up because it disgusts me that the biggest threat to black people is black on black violence and is ignored. Why aren't black community leaders having an intellectually honest discussion about the glorification of violence ,"thug life" and gangs in inner-city minority neighborhoods. Why aren't they figuring out ways to end the cycle of poverty, promote education and crime free living? I'm not naive. Of course there is a racism. Of course there are corrupt cops. Yes, this is something we as a society should move past. However, I believe these issues pale in comparison to the issues most blacks in inner cities are really facing. Lets talk about black on black violence if we want to get somewhere. Guess what ? It isn't usually the gang members who die. It is innocent people in the wrong place at the wrong time.



I visit Paterson a lot and you are right about the violence. It is in the news every other day sometimes. Two of those nice areas next to Paterson used to actually be part of Paterson but changed their names to no longer be affialated with the town. There is actual protest and organizations that promote awareness to stop the violence. I've been to a couple of these. It's just not glorified in the media.

Jersey city, is another bad city where innocent by standers get shot. A few months ago a Hispanic cop was shot by a black man. The suspect ended up getting shot and killed. Guess who the people of JC were memorializing and making martyr? Not the rookie cop who was just starting his life but suspect.

It's just sad because people use the wrong platform or go about it the wrong way to fight injustice. Then you have ignorant people on social media just following and ranting when they know nothing of what's going on. It's just the cool thing to do and someting to make them sound smart.

Yes, there some groups ,but the situation there and in other similar places , has not received a tenth of the attention the ferguson situation has.



Because it's criminals killing criminals and yes bystanders are tragically getting killed. But it's the fact that a cop killed an unarmed man that's causing the media attention. Trust me if that happened in Paterson, there would be an uproar.

I'm not saying it's right that one gets more attention then the other, but it's two different scenarios.

I know that it is two different scenarios, but it is an injustice that one gets minimal attention.

Posted 11/26/14 10:44 AM
 

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Re: Officer Wilson not indicted....

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Darren Wilson should have followed proper police procedures in questioning Mike Brown. If he felt, at any point, that there was a danger or threat, he should have arrested him. I believe that he felt disrespected, and wanted to assert his authority on Mike Brown. Of course, he, nor anyone else, could have known how that would play out - but I feel that HE set the wheel in motion by acting aggressive and perhaps even subconsciously, decided to teach Mike Brown a lesson in a way that would be interpreted as racially motivated.



So what exactly did Officer Wilson do that was wrong? And how is he supposed to arrest someone who is punching him and wrestling with him while he is seated in his car?



ITA. I am sure he would have tried to arrest him vs. shooting him if he wasn't being punched and wrestled with/being charged at. I do believe he feared for his life. There were witnesses that accounted for the same story Wilson shared.



There is no way an officer can defend himself properly if he is seated in his car and the criminal is reaching in to wrestle him. All accounts have shown that this criminal was wrestling with the officer and likely yes, grabbing for his gun. So there is no choice about the way it went down in order for the officer to protect himself from the VIOLENT criminal. The criminal was unarmed and TRYING to become armed by reaching for the officers gun.

What does ANYONE expect the officer to have done otherwise? Simply arrest the man? HOW? Please tell me how that could have been done in this situation. Logically.



There isn't ANY possibility that Wilson just wanted to make an example out Brown by asserting his authority? That he may have acted with undue aggression and force? For all the eyewitness statements that support him, there are others that contradict. At the time of the shooting, Wilson did not know that Brown had stolen anything. He just didn't follow his direction and that pissed him off.

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Posted 11/26/14 10:45 AM
 

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I want to add one more thing. I'm a petite, white female, Non threatening as it gets. I've been stopped for a minor traffic,violation and while the cop was professional and polite, I could also see that there is a serious air to the exchange. That being anything other than VERY respectful and cooperative would not be well-received and could change the dynamic of the exchange in an instant. I realize that things can get ugly even as a white ,female in a safe area. How incredibly dumb do you have to be to ignore an officer's orders and then physically challenge him?! I think you are asking to be killed. Why didn't this young mans pArents teach him respect for authority figures? Clearly they didn't because he had just assaulted and robbed a shop owner. No, that certainly doesn't mean he deserved to die, but it definitely speaks to his judgment and comfort level with violence.

Posted 11/26/14 10:57 AM
 

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I read a lot, way too much, of the court proceedings yesterday and I definitely think I would've voted the same way the jury did.

The scientific evidence (autopsy, ballistics) and the witness testimony corroborates with the officer's retelling of the event. The officer saw he had the stolen cigarillos and Brown matched the description of the suspect who was just radioed in after the shop clerk called 911. He asked him to move to the sidewalk from his car and Brown charged his car and punched him in the face as he's sitting in his seat. He did every thing he could do but Brown wanted to prove he was not to be messed with. The officer feared for his life. Brown was nearly twice his size. I put myself in his shoes and I would be scared for my life too. How quickly this guy could've got his gun and shot him down. Once Brown was scared off a bit and he got out of the car, he asked Brown to put his hands up and Brown charged at him. Brown made several wrong decisions that day. I feel sorry that he felt he needed to use his size to get what he wants (the cigarillos, and attempting to beat down a cop). He probably could've down very well in football had he chose the right path.

The real issue isn't the cop defending himself, it's that this unfortunate soul didn't learn how to respect authority and how to make better choices.

Posted 11/26/14 10:59 AM
 

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There isn't ANY possibility that Wilson just wanted to make an example out Brown by asserting his authority? That he may have acted with undue aggression and force? For all the eyewitness statements that support him, there are others that contradict. At the time of the shooting, Wilson did not know that Brown had stolen anything. He just didn't follow his direction and that pissed him off.



Highly doubt in THIS case Wilson "just wanted to make an example." Well then GOOD guess on Wilson's part. I guess his "profiling" paid off because Brown WAS a criminal, who had just stolen.How can ANYONE justify the actions, in this case, of a man who had just stolen and also wouldnt "follow" direction of a police officer? Why not believe any of the accounts that stated that the criminal (who HAD just stolen and who DID just refuse to follow police orders) then took it upon himself to disrespect, struggle, hit and try to steal the gun of the very police officer he would NOT want to be arrested by?

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Posted 11/26/14 11:01 AM
 

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Wilson got off because Grand Jury focused on struggle between Brown and Wilson http://www.aol.com/article/2014/11/25/grand-jury-focused-on-key-fatal-ferguson-tussle/20999131/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D570904

And this article says Wilson DID realize he matched the description of the thief…

"Wilson had just wrapped up a call about a sick child. Brown had just stolen a pack of cigarillos from a convenience store. Wilson spotted Brown and a friend walking down the center of a residential street, and told them to move aside. They refused, and Brown responded with an expletive.
That was the moment when Wilson said he realized Brown matched the description of the robbery suspect, and decided to confront the young men singlehandedly, backing up his vehicle to block Brown's path."

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Posted 11/26/14 11:04 AM
 

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Re: Officer Wilson not indicted....

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Wilson got off because Grand Jury focused on struggle between Brown and Wilson http://www.aol.com/article/2014/11/25/grand-jury-focused-on-key-fatal-ferguson-tussle/20999131/?icid=maing-grid7%7Cmain5%7Cdl1%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D570904

And this article says Wilson DID realize he matched the description of the thief…

"Wilson had just wrapped up a call about a sick child. Brown had just stolen a pack of cigarillos from a convenience store. Wilson spotted Brown and a friend walking down the center of a residential street, and told them to move aside. They refused, and Brown responded with an expletive.
That was the moment when Wilson said he realized Brown matched the description of the robbery suspect, and decided to confront the young men singlehandedly, backing up his vehicle to block Brown's path."



Funny, the DIRECT QUOTE from the testimony given by Wilson says he did NOT back up his car to block Brown, but rather that Brown CHARGED the car.

So which is it?

This is why there should have been an indictment. If the evidence is unclear, confusing, or contradictory, a trial is in order to clarify and sort it out.

Posted 11/26/14 11:21 AM
 

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Posted by MandJZ
Funny, the DIRECT QUOTE from the testimony given by Wilson says he did NOT back up his car to block Brown, but rather that Brown CHARGED the car.

So which is it?

This is why there should have been an indictment. If the evidence is unclear, confusing, or contradictory, a trial is in order to clarify and sort it out.



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That is exactly right. What people seem to forget is that this was not a trial. This was simply to determine whether there was enough evidence to go to trial. The bar for that is so much lower. Because there was so much confusion (conflicting witness statements, police reports that were never written, and much more) it should have gone to trial. If he was found not guilty after a trial, I would have no problem with that. But that didn't happen.

This, by the way, transcends this particular situation. Grand juries almost always believe police officers' version of events. I read an article that said out of something like 400 cases brought against police officers (in 2012, I think), only 30 were indicted. Ultimately, only half of those are convicted. I have nothing but respect for cops (my sister is NYPD) but they, like all of us, must be held accountable. They may deserve of little leeway, but not a free pass.

I am astounded by people's dismissal of how the black residents of Freguson feel. Of course they should not be looting or setting fire to things (I did read it was mainly people from out of town, but have not read any confirmation about that). That is ridiculous and completely ineffective. But, luckily, most of us will never know how it feels to be part of a system that you don't trust, that doesn't seem invested in protecting you. They have completely justifiable anger, even if they are expressing it in an unacceptable way.

And at the end of the day, when Officer Wilson is sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner with his new wife, the family of Michael Brown will have an empty seat at their table. Our anger and fear seem to be obscuring basic compassion.

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Posted 11/26/14 1:16 PM
 

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Funny, the DIRECT QUOTE from the testimony given by Wilson says he did NOT back up his car to block Brown, but rather that Brown CHARGED the car.

So which is it?

This is why there should have been an indictment. If the evidence is unclear, confusing, or contradictory, a trial is in order to clarify and sort it out.



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That is exactly right. What people seem to forget is that this was not a trial. This was simply to determine whether there was enough evidence to go to trial. The bar for that is so much lower. Because there was so much confusion (conflicting witness statements, police reports that were never written, and much more) it should have gone to trial. If he was found not guilty after a trial, I would have no problem with that. But that didn't happen.

This, by the way, transcends this particular situation. Grand juries almost always believe police officers' version of events. I read an article that said out of something like 400 cases brought against police officers (in 2012, I think), only 30 were indicted. Ultimately, only half of those are convicted. I have nothing but respect for cops (my sister is NYPD) but they, like all of us, must be held accountable. They may deserve of little leeway, but not a free pass.

I am astounded by people's dismissal of how the black residents of Freguson feel. Of course they should not be looting or setting fire to things (I did read it was mainly people from out of town, but have not read any confirmation about that). That is ridiculous and completely ineffective. But, luckily, most of us will never know how it feels to be part of a system that you don't trust, that doesn't seem invested in protecting you. They have completely justifiable anger, even if they are expressing it in an unacceptable way.

And at the end of the day, when Officer Wilson is sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner with his new wife, the family of Michael Brown will have an empty seat at their table. Our anger and fear seem to be obscuring basic compassion.



Yep.

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Pictures of people burning the flag???

I tend to keep my opinions on these things to myself but this infuriates me

Posted 11/26/14 2:02 PM
 

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I am quite amazed and disheartened by the amount of ignorance I am seeing in this thread. I just need to clarify a few things.

-Why are you appealing for black people to be peaceful like Martin Luther King Jr. When that didn't stop the U.S. government from arranging his assassination? http://www.thekingcenter.org/assassination-conspiracy-trial

-Why does the media choose to focus on a relatively small percentage of people who are rioting as opposed to the vast majority of people who have been protesting peacefully in Ferguson?
The media always seems to paint blacks as these violent savages and you all are just buying into it. It's truly sad.

-There has been an insinuation throughout this thread that black people are the only ones that riot when whites have rioted over sports and pumpkins. Were you "animals" or "destroying your own communities" then?

We're not the only group of people that behave like "animals" when we're outraged and in this situation, we have a HUGE reason to be outraged. We deserve equal protection under the law and equal access to the judicial process and that was denied to us.



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Posted by MandJZ
Funny, the DIRECT QUOTE from the testimony given by Wilson says he did NOT back up his car to block Brown, but rather that Brown CHARGED the car.

So which is it?

This is why there should have been an indictment. If the evidence is unclear, confusing, or contradictory, a trial is in order to clarify and sort it out.



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That is exactly right. What people seem to forget is that this was not a trial. This was simply to determine whether there was enough evidence to go to trial. The bar for that is so much lower. Because there was so much confusion (conflicting witness statements, police reports that were never written, and much more) it should have gone to trial. If he was found not guilty after a trial, I would have no problem with that. But that didn't happen.

This, by the way, transcends this particular situation. Grand juries almost always believe police officers' version of events. I read an article that said out of something like 400 cases brought against police officers (in 2012, I think), only 30 were indicted. Ultimately, only half of those are convicted. I have nothing but respect for cops (my sister is NYPD) but they, like all of us, must be held accountable. They may deserve of little leeway, but not a free pass.

I am astounded by people's dismissal of how the black residents of Freguson feel. Of course they should not be looting or setting fire to things (I did read it was mainly people from out of town, but have not read any confirmation about that). That is ridiculous and completely ineffective. But, luckily, most of us will never know how it feels to be part of a system that you don't trust, that doesn't seem invested in protecting you. They have completely justifiable anger, even if they are expressing it in an unacceptable way.

And at the end of the day, when Officer Wilson is sitting down to Thanksgiving dinner with his new wife, the family of Michael Brown will have an empty seat at their table. Our anger and fear seem to be obscuring basic compassion.



I don't know about you, but I am going to believe a police officer over a known criminal every day of the week. It makes sense that most grand jury's will believe the cop.

You want to talk about compassion. How about compassion for the man that he robbed and shoved to the side while walking out of his store. How about that same man that doesn't have a store anymore because animals (yes, I said animals) looted and destroyed his. Let's have compassion for him. Let's have compassion for the Officer Wilson, and his family, he was just doing his job and happened to be the police man that was near Brown. He was the one that was attacked and punched while in his car. And, for everyone that says Brown was unarmed, it was was brought to my attention that the second an officer is attacked, the attacker is no longer unarmed. He has the potential to grab the officer's gun and use it against him and others.

Posted 11/26/14 2:15 PM
 

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I am quite amazed and disheartened by the amount of ignorance I am seeing in this thread. I just need to clarify a few things.

-Why are you appealing for black people to be peaceful like Martin Luther King Jr. When that didn't stop the U.S. government from arranging his assassination? http://www.thekingcenter.org/assassination-conspiracy-trial

-Why does the media choose to focus on a relatively small percentage of people who are rioting as opposed to the vast majority of people who have been protesting peacefully in Ferguson?
The media always seems to paint blacks as these violent savages and you all are just buying into it. It's truly sad.

-There has been an insinuation throughout this thread that black people are the only ones that riot when whites have rioted over sports and pumpkins. Were you "animals" or "destroying your own communities" then?

We're not the only group of people that behave like "animals" when we're outraged and in this situation, we have a HUGE reason to be outraged. We deserve equal protection under the law and equal access to the judicial process and that was denied to us.




Yes, i think all those WHITE people who engaged in that behavior are animals. I think anyone of ANY race, creed or nationality who takes part in violent looting or rioting is an animal. I am a firm believer in peaceful protest and passive resistance in the model of Ghandi and Martin Luther King. Yes, King's death was an awful tragedy, but it in no way diminishes the beauty and truth of his message to avoid violence and demonstrate with peace and love.

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Posted 11/26/14 2:25 PM
 

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Re: Officer Wilson not indicted....

Posted by gina409

Pictures of people burning the flag???

I tend to keep my opinions on these things to myself but this infuriates me

Who did this? The looters ?

Posted 11/26/14 2:26 PM
 

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Re: Officer Wilson not indicted....

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Yes, i think all those WHITE people who engaged in that behavior are animals. I think anyone of ANY race, creed or nationality who takes part in violent looting or rioting is an animal. I am a firm believer in peaceful protest and passive resistance in the model of Ghandi and Martin Luther King. Yes, King's death was an awful tragedy, but it in no way diminishes the beauty and truth of his message to avoid violence and demonstrate with peace and love.


The vast majority of protestors have been doing so peacefully for the past 100 days, but the media insists on repeatedly showing the same images of the few bad seeds in the crowd as opposed to whats really happening there. I truly believe the media is the biggest instigator in provoking racial tensions in America. Blacks and whites need to stop buying into it and start viewing what they see and read critically.

Posted 11/26/14 2:36 PM
 
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