MO - Grief & protests follow shooting of teen Michael Brown #9

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  1. Linda7NJ

    Linda7NJ On Time Out

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    Giggle...right next to you...

    Pandering? Pacifying? I'm simply stunned.




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  2. popsicle

    popsicle faith hope love

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    If their determination is that no indictment be filed, then that information … all that information … will be released to the public immediately,” said McCulloch.

    http://www.kmov.com/special-coverag...ding-Ferguson-police-shooting--272013011.html
     
  3. katydid23

    katydid23 Well-Known Member

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    So if someone attacks a cop and tries to get their weapon, struggling over it, putting the cops life at danger, and a shot goes off, and then the guy refuses to FREEZE at gun point, there is no reason for the cop to go after him and stop him?
     
  4. Linda7NJ

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    Unfortunately for that narrative ...there seems to be zero evidence in his past to support that. Zero.

    Mike Brown on the other hand...well we SAW what he was up to. We witnessed his character, attitude and behavior and there is no question.....it's not good.

    All IMO


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  5. Linda7NJ

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    I hope you're right....and mothers are telling their children that.




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  6. LambChop

    LambChop Former Member

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    Here is a fact so there is no misunderstanding because I do see some postings about MB being a child. At 6'4" and 292 lbs. Ofc. Wilson was unaware that MB was only 18 years old from what we know. In the officer's eyes MB may have appeared to have been a full grown adult because he never had a chance to ask for his ID. The outcome may have still been the same, it may not. We will never know for sure.
     
  7. katydid23

    katydid23 Well-Known Member

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    So it is OK for 'children' to attack cops? Police are people too. What is he supposed to do when a 'child' that is 6 ft 4 and 300 lbs, starts punching him in the face and head, and struggles for his gun?
     
  8. Linda7NJ

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    IMO even if he were 16...it wouldn't have mattered in this situation. He was HUGE. Like linebacker BIG,
    I don't know many/any that would NOT feel threatened by someone that size assaulting them or coming at them.
    If that's what happened....and I believe that's what happened.





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  9. popsicle

    popsicle faith hope love

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    Reach for his taser? (sarcasm)
     
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    tlcya Old and Tired Websleuth

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    I missed this when first posted and this made me smile. Progress indeed IMO. This is an indication that the two differing POVs, much like the folks in here, can coexist and believe what they do while waiting to see what justice looks like for Ferguson. That gives me so much hope and I would love to see many many more instances and images like this one that carry a message of hope. Thanks popsicle this image makes my evening.
     
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    Montjoy Inactive

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    rsbm --

    Respectfully, could you please provide a link to the statistics to which you refer?

    Thanks!
     
  13. Apollo

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    His vision was probably impaired from being punched in the face. He couldn't even hit center mass ( and a lot of it) from a short distance. I doubt he had time to holster his gun, pull out a taser, and try to use that. He did what he had to do.
     
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    Was MB up to any good when he assaulted the store clerk while stealing merchandise?
     
  15. Linda7NJ

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    LambChop Former Member

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    Percentage Statistics.

    Homicide[edit]

    According to the US Department of Justice, blacks accounted for 52.5% of homicide offenders from 1980 to 2008, with whites 45.3% and Native Americans and Asians 2.2%. The offending rate for blacks was almost 8 times higher than whites, and the victim rate 6 times higher. Most murders were intraracial, with 84% of white homicide victims murdered by whites, and 93% of black victims murdered by blacks.[32][33]


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_and_crime_in_the_United_States
     
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    I wonder if the White House will be sending officials to the funeral of Dillon Taylor, the 20 year old unarmed white male gunned down by a black officer in Salt Lake City?
     
  18. Linda7NJ

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    Is Websleuths acting weird for anyone else? Or just me?


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  19. gramcracker

    gramcracker Indentured Cat Servant

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    IMO that is proper, respectful and heartbreaking (MB's death does not fill me with joy and elation)
     
  20. Blue_Dolphin308

    Blue_Dolphin308 We can't help everyone, But everyone can help some

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    Apparently this is nothing but a political move. Or an attempt to keep the peace...
     
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