All you need to know about Ferguson:Don't punch cops, and you
won't get shot.
Maybe we should ask Sgt Cory Wride, or Sgt Derek Johnson, Officer Jared Francom,
or Deputy Brian Harris, or Deputy Josie Fox about if being a cop is dangerous.
But, we cannot. Every one of those Utah police officers was killed by a bad guy
without any provocation. Police (and indeed, private citizens) may legally use
deadly force if necessary to defend themselves from death or serious bodily
harm. And they should not be condemned before the facts are known.Before anyone criticizes the Ferguson officer, we need to know for sure what
went on, not the biased reports from those who have made a career out of
exploiting racial differences. That may take some some time, but anyone calling
for lynching a cop without solid evidence, not rumor, speculation or
exaggeration should be locked up.I don't know the facts right
now, and neither does anyone else making comments here. But, I bet that when the
facts are known the cop will be found to have acted in a lawful manner and that
the deceased got what he deserved.
Schnee said:"Look up the Eric Garner incident that was
videotaped in New York City around 2 weeks ago (chokehold by police officer led
to his death). There was the Los Angeles one a week ago where there were
protests a few days ago over the shooting death of Ezell Ford."Okay, so you've provided two. Anymore?
@SvenLook up the Eric Garner incident that was videotaped in New York City
around 2 weeks ago (chokehold by police officer led to his death). There was the
Los Angeles one a week ago where there were protests a few days ago over the
shooting death of Ezell Ford.
@BYUalumThere's a difference when it involves police and I imagine
they're arresting and charging the people who did those killings in
Why has the media been slow to report on the injuries sustained by officer
Wilson. This should have been among the first pieces of evidence released. I
get an officer with a blown out eye socket and I am releasing him immediately.
No way this officer should ever receive a trial he would be lynched.
@Dave4197Perhaps you have read some of the reports coming from Ferguson
about the police version of events, "verified" by others, whose
credibility is yet to be established.Brown is filmed robbing a store,
beating the owner. Several versions of the events say that Brown was in the
street when contacted by the officer. A confrontation occurred where Brown beat
the officer and tried to take his gun. Brown has shown his propensity to
violence and disregard for the police. According to reports, the officer then
learned of the robbery, and again tried to arrest Brown, and another
confrontation occurred, which ended in the shooting death. So, the officer
tried twice to arrest Brown, and was beaten. There's your restraint or
arrest attempt. From there, it was escalated by Brown and ended with his
unfortunate death. He wasn't going peaceably, he wasn't going at all.
Robbery, violence, assault. Sounds like we need the wait for the facts before
The media are about ratings and making money. Understand that and you can easily
see why they do what they do. It is not about reporting news. It's fanning
the flames for gain, pure and simple.
And how many whites have been killed by black police officers? Why isn't
this an issue in America?
Was Trayvon Martin killed by a policeman?
I have a question:The liberal media, Jesse Jackson, Al Sharpton, and
several posters here on DN are asking us to believe that violence against Black
men by white law enforcement officers is an epidemic in this country. Okay,
here's my question:Other than the Trayvon Martin case (which
was several years ago and very questionable), please enumerate all of the cases
of violence perpetrated by white police officers on Black Men. Since we're
being told this is an epidemic, specificity should be very easy. Please provide
us the names of the Black men, white police officers, and other details of the
case. We're being told this is happening all of the time, it should be
easy to provide an abundance of incidences proving this assertion.I'm ready to believe, please provide us the details...?
I have no patience with police or their shields, some above in this blog, who
ignore the fact that a young man was killed. This killing is 10x worse than any
other tangential "facts" about the situation. The young man's
killing was not justified by any stretch of imagination of any "facts"
being bandied about. The young man perhaps needed to be restrained or arrested,
certainly not killed. The police in this case committed murder, I do judge.
The police in this case are now taking their time coming up with their own
version. The young man and his family don't have that kind of time. The
young man's family is on high ground when they promote peaceful protests,
but I protest the police and their shields taking this much time and more in
their investigation. We don't know enough DN, certainly we don't know
everything we need!Now I can no longer trust my friends in law enforcement
as much.Now I stand with my friends who are African American who mourn
I blame largely the media for baiting the people of Ferguson w/ biased and
incomplete information regarding the reactionary events of that incident, again
portraying blacks as innocent victims of white police brutality and prejudice.
And Obama, Sharpton, Jackson merely feed the frenzy of the less informed crowds
that seem to be looking for any excuse to there race-fed bitterness toward white
society tp rise up in rebellion at every sound of supposed injustice. Now, the
raucous crowds become "innocent victims" of law enforcement.What did this kid Brown do during his confrontation w/ the police? The police
may not have known that Brown just robbed a store, but Brown sure knew he did
and may have reacted accordingly.People need to get the facts before
reacting to such stories, and even this article seems to lack many of these
I expected this list to include the fact that the autopsies (3 so far) show that
the bullets entered the victim's body from the front. Brown was not shot in
the back on the run as first reported. Also there are witnesses that saw Brown
charge the officer to attack him, accounting for the multiple shots to defend
himself. Where is the outrage from the black community in Chicago
where there are 20+ shootings and killings of blacks every day?This
is an interesting distraction from the illegal immigrants who continue to pour
into our country from the southern border with drug trafficking and people being
killed every day. Iraq is on fire; Christians are being slaughtered by the
thousands. Media reports Ferguson, MO, 24/7 as if there is no other news
happening elsewhere.HRC: "Never let a crisis go to waste."