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originally posted by: Gryphon66
I'm no fan of Mr. Jackson or Mr. Sharpton but they have the same rights to freedom of speech as all Americans do.
You have to remember, you protect that freedom the most when you DON'T agree with what someone says.
The problems so apparent in Ferguson are repeated across the country in long-standing and deeply hurtful situations. Has everyone forgotten the ridiculous paramilitary response of the police against peaceful citizens (not the rioters so don't bother to go there).
I don't think the solution is as simple at this point as "Hey, can't we all just get along."
But we do have to find a solution, and I believe we need to do that soon.
originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: sdcigarpig
I get what you are saying but you are missing the point im trying to make.
Law Enforcement has nothing to do with what charges are filed, if they are filed, what plea deals might come from it, or fines etc.
The laws are present. Application of justice for breaking those laws is the Prosecuting attorney. That is where the failure lies.
originally posted by: Hoosierdaddy71
How it happened will never matter to some people. He will always be saint Michael of swisher sweets.
originally posted by: tavi45
Yeah because the theft of a blunt is totally worth a death. Maybe he wouldn't be stealing dirt cheap things or being aggressive if he wasn't part of an oppressed demonized underclass.
One black kid steals something that costs a dollar or two and there's instant police response followed by a dead black kid. Wall street businessman destroys thousands of middle class families and he is applauded and protected and well paid.
All the evidence in the world doesn't change the root cause of the anger of the black community. They're tired of being oppressed after fighting for equality for some 200 years.