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#290003 - 07/19/16 12:52 PM Re: Who will protect Main Street, USA from militarized police forces?a [Re: matthew]
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This turns the stomach of any decent human being. For those who wonder where the division lies, feast your eyes on this sorry excuse for humankind.
Racism doesn't exist in the U.S. anymore. It's all the fault of those uppity blacks.

I'm so glad I didn't witness this, or I'd have to appeal to y'all for bail money.

Racist Rant

You can thank the Republithugs, Trump and their ilk for the this type of sickness.


Edited by Ezekiel (07/19/16 12:54 PM)
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#290004 - 07/19/16 01:20 PM Re: Who will protect Main Street, USA from militarized police forces?a [Re: Ezekiel]
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Like that beautiful black teenager said, "It's real, ya'll."
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#290030 - 07/20/16 02:16 AM Re: Who will protect Main Street, USA from militarized police forces?a [Re: Ezekiel]
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Yeah, if it wasn't for our Black President there would be no racism in America... ROTFMOL

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#290070 - 07/21/16 02:28 PM Re: Who will protect Main Street, USA from militarized police forces?a [Re: Ezekiel]
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This one is about as bad as you can get.

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Cell phone video released Wednesday shows the moments before and after a black South Florida caregiver laying on his back with his hands in the air was shot by a North Miami Police officer, as he was trying to calm an autistic patient.

"My client asked why did you shoot me? The officer told my client, 'I don't know,' that was his words verbatim," attorney Hilton Napoleon said. "Another officer asked, 'Why did you shoot this guy?' and the shooting officer said he didn't know why he shot him."


So, when in doubt, shoot the black guy who is lying on the ground with his hands up.
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#290071 - 07/21/16 02:29 PM Re: Who will protect Main Street, USA from militarized police forces? [Re: matthew]
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Quote:

Freude!
Freude!

Freude, schöner Götterfunken
Tochter aus Elysium,
Wir betreten feuertrunken,
Himmlische, dein Heiligtum!
Deine Zauber binden wieder
Was die Mode streng geteilt;
Alle Menschen werden Brüder,
Wo dein sanfter Flügel weilt.
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#290072 - 07/21/16 02:30 PM Re: Who will protect Main Street, USA from militarized police forces?a [Re: Spag-hetti]
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Originally Posted By: Spag-hetti
This one is about as bad as you can get.

Quote:
Cell phone video released Wednesday shows the moments before and after a black South Florida caregiver laying on his back with his hands in the air was shot by a North Miami Police officer, as he was trying to calm an autistic patient.

"My client asked why did you shoot me? The officer told my client, 'I don't know,' that was his words verbatim," attorney Hilton Napoleon said. "Another officer asked, 'Why did you shoot this guy?' and the shooting officer said he didn't know why he shot him."


So, when in doubt, shoot the black guy who is lying on the ground with his hands up.


It never f$ckin' stops, does it?
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#290076 - 07/21/16 04:49 PM Re: Who will protect Main Street, USA from militarized police forces?a [Re: matthew]
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I know why the cop shot him: Because police departments hire moronic racists.

I hope that care-giver buys a nice house with his compensation.

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#290077 - 07/21/16 05:24 PM Re: Who will protect Main Street, USA from militarized police forces?a [Re: matthew]
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I agree that this was an outrageous incident of incompetence, and fortunately the wound was not (physically) serious, but it has nothing to do with THIS thread, does it?
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#290079 - 07/21/16 05:59 PM Re: Who will protect Main Street, USA from militarized police forces?a [Re: matthew]
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Doesn't it?
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#290081 - 07/21/16 06:35 PM Re: Who will protect Main Street, USA from militarized police forces?a [Re: matthew]
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Nope. I guess there are a few dots missing to connect.

MY point is that the "militarization" of the police is a completely separate issue from racism/training of beat cops.

Whoever shot was just incompetent/poorly trained (or both). I even doubt that it was racially motivated, despite being in North Miami. The cop had his finger on the trigger when he shouldn't have. They were responding to a citizen claim of a man with a gun. The autistic patient was yelling and not responding (which is autism) and his caregiver was doing all he could to de-escalate the situation. The cop f'ed up. Bad situation, bad outcome. But given recent events, one can expect cops to be more on edge.

We have other threads that are more on topic.
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