Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.Martin Luther King,
Jr.Before you make an irrational comment about race and the "African
Community" or the Ferguson shooting, please think twice before posting your
having lived through the civil rights days, i have not seen the racial divide
since then as it is now. coincidently, much worse since barry took office. I
I love the race question here, I love the commentary by Stephen Smith (ESPN
analyst) talks about the race/socio-economic gap. Mr. Smith (African-American
btw) talks about working hard and not letting your circumstances and color of
your skin keep you down. Great little speech and the comments by other African
Americans are anything but flattering. Guess the truth hurts.
Yup because whenever someone gets killed by the police everything is made better
by general looting. Of course when the order of magnitude higher numbers of run
of the mill murders -lower socio-economic class on lower socio-economic class
occur no looting takes place. Odd that.
DanO... Many times, police need to let shooters walk when they think he was
doing it in self defense. Apparently, after a trial, they were right in letting
him walk. My point is that there is racism alive and well in our country and it
isn't only white people that are racist.
Re: "Vandalism, looting in suburban St. Louis"If I were a
police chief receiving a report that a couple teens -- regardless of race --
insisted on shoving one of my armed police officers back into his cruiser,
engaging in a mixed martial arts demonstration on him that spilled out onto the
sidewalk, and no one was shot or arrested, that police officer would be quickly
identified as needing, at the very least, more training.Being shot
is -- rightly -- one of the many hazards young toughs need to be aware of when
they decide to engage in this kind of thuggish, antisocial behavior.And, the antisocial behavior that followed is related to the police-car
incident only to the extent that the crowd of predatory, antisocial thugs
engaged in vandalism and looting were also motivated by the same pathological
attitudes infecting the teens, as well as way too many in the entitlement
society that Obama and his liberal "cognoscenti" are attempting to
create in America.Anyone suggesting that this venal, evil violence
is somehow rationally based on the shooting, is part of the problem, not the
@Dr. Thom"On another not, if the child killed was a white child
killed by a black cop, would the FBI still be involved this quickly?"Does it matter? A black American is still an American. If a cop kills
an American, regarless of color unjustifiably, it is wrong. As long as we keep
an "us" and "them" mentality, we will continue to have a
separate society. All Americans should be outraged when innocent people are
killed for no apparent reason. Justice is blind, or is supposed to be.
@USALover"I now wonder if the Africans who were brought to the
"richest" country on Earth would have been happier and "richer"
if they had stayed."Really? They weren't
simply "brought" here. They were forced here and forced into hard labor
for no reason other than their skin color. Of course they would have been
happier to "stay" in Africa as free individuals. They had NO choice in
the matter. I guess they had a choice to die or come here as slaves. Some
choice. This is the silliest comment I've seen in the forums
in a long, long time.
It makes you wonder if this riot was really the result of outrage over a
perceived injustice...or just an excuse to loot and vandalize.Too
many of these "riots" are just excuses for thugs to break the law. It
sometime happens after their home team wins (or loses) a championship; when a
disaster happens (e.g. Hurricane Katrina); or when elections don't go their
way. Any crowd gathering becomes an excuse to bust a store window and make off
with the merchandise.
The last time I checked, Missouri is a conceal carry state, so when looting a
store, looters should be extra careful whom they decide to rob. On another not,
if the child killed was a white child killed by a black cop, would the FBI still
be involved this quickly?
Abraham Lincoln famously stated "Whenever the vicious portion of the
population shall be permitted to gather in bands of hundreds and thousands, and
burn churches, ravage and rob provision stores, throw printing presses into
rivers, shoot editors, and hang and burn obnoxious persons at pleasure, and with
impunity; depend on it, this government cannot last."
Sad that someone was shot and killed when death was not deserved.However, to me, it is almost as sad, maybe even more, that people decided to
loot and run wild with violent destruction because of a mistake.By
the way....this recent spate of looting/violence/destruction is nothing like
what I fear will soon occur in America when we (as a nation) run short of the
food and fuel needed to sustain a "normal" society. When it happens
it's going to get super ugly, super fast.
md.. eventually he was tried, but yes, the police let him walk that night. It
was only after community outcry that he was finally charged.
I heard on the radio this morning that the youth's family is condemning the
violence and will not endorse rallies in support of their son that become
violent.Good for them; they are not letting one tragedy excuse a
string of other tragedies - regardless of the fact that they are significantly
DanO -- Zimmerman wasn't let go by the police. He was tried. He got off.
Right or wrong, he was tried. What is your point?My comment is
referring to the fact that when something happens that some blacks construe as
racist, they riot, loot and kill. Thuggish behavior isn't justified, even
when you are offended.
Nothing expresses possibly justifiable outrage at possible civil rights
violations like looting liquor stores, burning Quik Stop stores, and stealing
stuff from WalMart.It seems that outrage over possible racial
injustice only works one way. Where are the defenders of Jamal Mumia, convicted
of murdering a Philadelphia cop in cold blood, who is seen as a hero to the left
as an example of injustice. Why are they not defending the cop in Missouri?
Although no one yet has full facts on the incident, the cop
reportedly feared death or serious bodily injury which justified lethal self
defense. But even facts won't stop a mob who will believe want they want
to believe. Especially if they don't like cops or laws anyway.
thugs acting like thugs
I just got back from spending two weeks in Africa on a service mission. The
Africans there are among the poorest people I've seen yet were so happy. SO
HAPPY and giving. Without the slightest innuendo of racism, I now wonder if the
Africans who were brought to the "richest" country on Earth would have
been happier and "richer" if they had stayed. Slavery is still being
atoned for in this country.
DanO, And yet there is very little coverage of all of the young blacks who are
shot by other young blacks in LA, Chicago, NY, etc. on a weekly basis. Where is
the outrage for those innocent victims? When will the protesters learn
that looting does nothing to help their cause be accepted?
md, the difference is those two youths have been arrested and will be tried.
People tried to make the same comparisons when Trayvon Martin was killed. Again,
the difference is in the other cases, the police didn't just let the
Where is the outrage for the 12 and 16 year-old blacks that shot a 58 year-old,
unarmed, white, homeless man in Florida two weeks ago?