originally posted by: Bilk22
a reply to: backwherewestarted
(snip)...I don't think people, or at least some people, want to know the truth or let it be known.
Are you kidding? Some people RIOT even more forcefully AFTER the TRUTH is known.
"...I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the
content of their character..." -MLK.Jr
Sorry Martin, but your dream is dead, and it's turned into the nightmare of self delusion, where everything you do "should be" permissible because
of the color of your skin, and where morons who assassinate their own characters by thinking they're entitled to whatever they want because they're
bigger and meaner than someone else, are held up as icons and heros and martyrs to riot over, without any of the facts making sense that it was a
"racial" killing other than the victim was black and the shooter was white and Revs Jackson and Al and the media and our moms and dads told us
This has become a nation of self deluded fools, where we elect community organizers to be president just because they're black, and where we lionize
thugs the size of NFL DEs who are too stupid not to get killed over a box of cheap cigars. That's what it should say on "the gentle giant"s
"He gave his life for a box of cheap cigars..."
Face it, that's really what it comes down to. He broke the law. He was a big tough idiot who thought he could waltz into the store, take what he
wanted, and shove a little old man around, because he felt like it. Well, that BS might fly with certain people, but if it wasn't this cop, it would
have been another. He was 18. His lack of character was already fully developed. Sure, a chance he turns it around some day, but meh, I'm not
going to lose any sleep over some strong armed NFL defensive end sized 18 year old who was nothing but a stupid, ignorant bully.
How stupid do you have to be to-
1) Steal a box of cigars
2)Wear the same ball cap and T-shirt after, as if what you did is no big deal
3)Walk down the middle of the street, drawing attention to yourself
4)Get into a scuffle with cops over it
5)Die over it
Let's talk honestly about this, shall we?
He died for a box of cigars, but he would have died for a six pack, or an IPad, or whatever the hell else he was going to steal in the future and then
be confrontational with the police over. It doesn't even matter if the cops knew who he was or what he'd done a few minutes earlier. BROWN knew,
and that made him panic, because I guess he thought he was going to go to jail for life for stealing a box of cheap cigars, and instead he chose the
death penalty by acting like he was a law unto himself.
I feel sorry for the cop. HE was the one in the wrong place and the wrong time, and didn't know some frigging moronic behemoth the size of Julius
Peppers was going to be charging at him that day.
Why do these people think they don't have to obey the cops? I'm white and I have to obey the cops too, and have had numerous encounters with the
cops. I hate it when I see the flashers behind me because I know ANYTHING can happen. Maybe the cop had a bad day. Maybe his wife just died. Maybe
his mom. Maybe his cat. Hell, I don't know, but I'm smart enough to know that the best chance I have of getting out of my encounter with minimal
difficulty, EVEN if I've broke the law and have to face the music, is to "...cooperate in any way I can, occifer..."
I certainly don't expect to get off easy if I physically confront police. Duh.
This idiot Brown had it coming, and I don't care if that offends people. We're all sinners, but some of us are just plain mean, and that's what I
saw in that videotape, a mean, threatening, self centered bully who thought he could do whatever he wanted, with no respect for the property or rights
of anyone else, as long as he was bigger than you. He was also very stupid, and I have no respect for that either.
And as much evidence as I see of police brutality, and as much as I hate to side with them, and as much as I wanted to believe that Brown was a
harmless, lovable little fuzzball who wouldn't hurt a fly, so much so that on another forum I took the side of Brown...all that aside, once I saw the
convenience store video, I knew all I needed to know of Brown's character, and I knew there was high probablity that he acted like an idiot when the
cops confronted him, just like he acted like an idiot in the convenient store. I'd think the same damn thing whether Brown was black or white or
yellow or red, although I'm fairly sure there wouldn't have been much rioting afterwards if Brown was any other race than black.
Maybe the cop even did a lot of stupid crap and shoudl be reprimanded. I highly doubt he woke up that day and said "Seems like a good day to pick a
fight with a black kid and shoot him...but just one! I don't want to go overboard or they'll find out what a rogue, racist cop I really am..."
The police are being conditioned to not "make trouble" with black people. That's all this does, and all it's been doing. And for all the people
siding against the cops on this, just remember, YOU have Al Sharpton on your side. That should tell you alot.