There is no excuse for this kind of violence from any race. It does not matter
how wonderful his military record was or is. When he chose to do what he did he
undid every accomplishment he may have had in life. We have to stop finding ways
to divide ourselves from each other. Religion is a big divider. People let race
be a big divider. People let money and social standing be a big divider. We need
to start focusing on what we have in common as human beings. We also need people
to quit making any excuses for the terrible violence out there. There is no
excuse whatever race they are.
"We don't need careless accusations thrown around to score political
points or to advance an agenda. We need to temper our words and open our hearts
... all of us," --- ObamaIt's almost laughable, isn't
it?!!!! He should have been "leading" this country with an agenda of
personal responsibility, thrift, hard work, and ethics for the past eight years.
Does this have anything to do with Civil Forfeiture Law? Can they take
your bank cards and empty your account's. Rummer has it that is what is
To "UtahBlueDevil" what groups have been targeted by Conservatives?
From what I have seen it is the LIBERALS that are demonizing everybody that has
been getting shot. From Obama constantly stating that the police are wrong
(when they were actually right) to Obama supporting a movement based on a lie
and not putting a stop to them, your ilk has only made things worse.
People need to stop taking the Bible so literally. An eye for an eye and pretty
soon the whole society is blind.
@4601 --"The tone and rhetoric of BLM set the stage for this
kind of terrorism."BLM leaders have very explicitly condemned
violence."When BLM supporters say the Dallas murderer is a
martyr"Where have they done this? Please provide quotes. Be
specific."Now the Left including our president must accept blame
for the mood that creates anti-police crimes."Nope. The
egregious deaths of unarmed and/or legally armed black people creates that mood
just fine.Examples:June 22 -- white officer in Atlanta
has now been charged with murder for shooting and killing an unarmed black man
who was driving away from him. The officer claimed the black driver was trying
to run over him, but surveillance video proves that claim to be false. The
officer's own sergeant has said that he had no reason to suspect the victim
of any crime.July 4 -- off-duty white officer in his own private
vehicle in NYC cut a black driver off in traffic. Both cars stopped, and the
white officer shot and killed the black driver. The officer claimed that the
black driver got out and punched him, but surveillance video proves that claim
to be false.
If the murderer was white the headline would read hate crime.
How many paragraphs did it take before they named him and his race?Twisting and patching the narrative takes a lot of words I suppose.At
least we know what it looks like when the rule of law has no meaning to our
UtahTroutStalkerdraper, UTThe tone and rhetoric of BLM set the
stage for this kind of terrorism. When BLM supporters say the Dallas murderer is
a martyr another outrageous statements, it invites copy cat crimes. The Left
blames talk radio and other sources for a hostile atmosphere toward immigrants
and others that result in violence. Now the Left including our president must
accept blame for the mood that creates anti-police crimes. The street runs both
Oh, look! Another not-a-Muslim! Another not-an-immigrant! Another
not-a-gun-free-zone! But of course, blocking Muslim immigrants and getting rid
of gun-free zones is supposed to solve all our terrorist/shooter problems --
right?And look! Another guy with an assault rifle! But of course,
assault rifles don't cause any problems at all with their ability to kill
lots of people very quickly -- right?
"The races of the suspects and the officers were not immediately
known."How about not worrying about that. They are members of
the human race. There should be a national outcry against the media that likes
to mix it up and produce sensational stories. Responsible journalism really
isn't practiced very often.
Based on what I read in the comments section and on FB too many people I know
want to point the finger at the Black Lives Matter movement. I really have not
heard anything from anyone identified as a BLM leader condoning violence against
the police. Rather they have asked for greater transparency, better training,
and citizen review boards when a police office shoots someone.Rather
I lay the blame at the press primarily. The have over sensationalized all of
this since Ferguson. We know from study after study that this kind of media
attention will create more violence. Most credible media/new organizations
actually have rules they follow after a teen suicide. Perhaps it is time for
similar rules to be put in place around officers being shot, and officers
shooting people.Transparency and freedom of the press are important,
but when we force feed this stuff 24/7 and then tack on all of the comments from
the extreme left and right this is what we end up with.Frankly we
are making the Chinese government with all of their censorship look like they
have it right.
@Lone Eagle The answer to your question is pretty easy: We are all different
and it is a way to describe those differences using the easiest and most obvious
identifier.All this politically "correct" speech is just what it
is: speech. Reality is different.Mind you these differences could be good
and enriching but there are and always will be ethnic differences.
So why do we have a "black community" or a "white community" or
a community with a skin color or ethnic adjective? Isn't that just
exacerbating the problem? I thought we were all supposed to be a community,
without the adjectives.
I issue my strongest possible condemnation to the perpetrator(s) of this
shooting. Our society must return to embracing law and order, or we will be in
utter chaos. As 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."
A little more example of what the politics of fear and hatred are bringing us
to. This is absolutely insane - on both sides. Black Lives needs to measure
their rhetoric really carefully. At the same time, conservative talking heads
and politicians also need to measure their words very carefully. Painting any
group with broad brushes in inherently dangerous... and we should have learned
from history how these types of escalations end.At the same time we
will always have those who have unjustified hatred towards others.... and there
just is little legally we can do about it until it erupts into situations like
I can understand the police down there to be a little edgy dealing with all
those criminals. They want to survive the day too and get back to their
family.I find it strange that there is no outcry from the black community
this time.It is the normal job of the police to fight crime and they
should be doing it in a way that they come out alive.It is sad to see if
an innocent person is hurt but the whole tensity of the situation has been
brought upon us by criminals.I would even go so far to suggest if there
were no criminals the police would behave totally different too because the
would be in any danger to fear for their life.My condolences for the
widows and other family members left behind from Germany.
As I write, it sounds like three officers are dead, probably four more wounded.
Here we go again. The thoughts and prayers, the talking heads, the
screaming heads. Too many people will say we need to get tougher on crime and
not enough will ask why a man walking down the road with an assault rifle is
merely 'suspicious'. Whenever we deal with a problem in this country,
be it drugs or terrorism or people who run red lights, we call it a 'war
on...'. Is this just another 'war on'? Must we always be at
war?Trump will tell us how clairvoyant he is in predicting this would
happen again. He's not clairvoyant; he'd be remiss in not seeing it
coming. Nobody's looking at ratcheting back the dialogue, or at race
relations, or jobs, or gun control. Nobody's really looking at root causes
or solutions. We're only seeing single parent families, and people who we
figure need god beaten into them.