Obama appeals for 'peace and calm' in Ferguson

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  • SLars Provo, UT
    Aug. 15, 2014 4:28 p.m.

    93 percent of Blacks were killed by people who shared their race. (U.S. bureau of Justice) It would make more sense for the Black community to dwell on the 93% than the 7%.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 15, 2014 11:15 a.m.


    Is it possible that more blacks, kill blacks, then whites do?

    Is it possible that more blacks kill whites, then whites killing blacks?

    Is it possible, in the past fifty years, that white people have done more for black people then any other race in history?

    Do black people in this country have a higher standard of living then those in Africa?

    Cognitive thinking is missing!

  • Mark B Eureka, CA
    Aug. 14, 2014 10:22 p.m.

    It's not hurt feelings that's the issue here. It's staying alive.

  • intervention slc, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 10:16 p.m.


    So I am going to give you the benifit of the doubt that you just did not read my entire post rather then deliberately misrepresenting my comment. From my above post "Having said that I do think people need to wait for the investigations which have been started to conclude before condemning this officer."

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 14, 2014 9:17 p.m.

    All through history, groups of people have had their struggle.

    On the positive side, white people have done more for the black people than any race of people has for another.

    Do the research. Thousands have died for their freedom.

    Time to move forward, and not dwell on hurt feelings.

  • BYUalum South Jordan, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 4:38 p.m.

    How come Obama doesn't speak about the illegals that killed the white border patrol? Where is the common thread of justice? It's always about the black guy with him. He has caused a wide division in this country. If this had been a white man, we would have never heard about it.

    We need to be patient and let all the facts come out before people pass judgment!

  • AS San Marcos, CA
    Aug. 14, 2014 4:18 p.m.

    Why, because white privilege is what our country was founded upon: Slavery, Forced Segregation, Jim Crow, etc. Racism is still very prevalent in the US today and police brutality, racial profiling are still problems. The majority can't be left to police themselves that's been proven. It doesn't matter who is in the White House, these incidents should be looked into by the Federal Government.

    63% of Ferguson is black, 50 of 53 police white, 86% of all traffic stops black, 92% of all arrests black.

    Are things better then the 1960's, probably, but we have a long way to go as a country to ensure all men are treated equally?

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 14, 2014 3:51 p.m.


    People are so quick jumping to conclusion.

    Very seldom do we ever get an accurate report on anything!

    Neither you, or myself really know what happened, and we haven't heard from the police officer.

    You can justify the protests, and damage being made, but I'm holding back.

  • Liberal Ted Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 2:39 p.m.

    Why is it the black & Hispanic community goes nuts every time something like this happens? How can they justify committing crimes, while protesting a crime? It boils down to this is an opportunity to steal and plunder while there is civil disobedience. If you get caught, you play the race card. But, now that we are a nation of minorities including whites; you can't play that card anymore.

    I think there a genuine people in the group that are looking for the truth and want to do it peacefully. However, a good number of these folks come in just to stir things up.

    Where was Obama when Tea Party members were being threatened by the Justice Department and the IRS? Why didn't he step in and tell is staff to back off and that the Tea Party has freedom of speech?

    No matter what you think of Bush. One thing President Bush did, is accept criticism and allowed people to express their opinions and thoughts about him. Regardless of their position. If you say anything about barack, the regime comes down on and tries to silence you through threats and strong arm. The Chicago way.

  • Tolstoy salt lake, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 1:17 p.m.


    right because acts of violence by criminals is the same as a police related shooting. Criminals are just that were as police officers are entrusted with the publics safety, not hardly the same thing. Having said that I do think people need to wait for the investigations which have been started to conclude before condemning this officer

  • patriot Cedar Hills, UT
    Aug. 14, 2014 1:15 p.m.

    what bothers me about this is the pattern with the Obama / Holder administration that seems to point to "special" treatment of blacks compared to non-blacks in America. Every time a black man is killed Eric Holder jumps into the middle of it looking and searching for some form of racism and if none exits then he invents it. This has been the worst period of government heavy handed tactics I can ever remember and all for race sake. If this kid would have been white there would be no government intervention - zero. How disgusting and sad. So glad when this Obama period is over.

  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Aug. 14, 2014 1:06 p.m.

    Eighty people shot in Chicago over one weekend, but one in Ferguson brings out this kind of outcry?

    Seems like a set up for violence.