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originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: mikeone718
Is person even in your vocabulary or can thug be the only word that can describe anyone that you feel has done something wrong?
And I am sure you will come back with " any one that breaks the law is a thug".
Fine, but they are also still a person, if we don't want to create a divide, why don't we just call people, people.
Race is a key issue cause it exist and people want to shove it under the rug or let it be the elephant in the room.
It very well may not have played any role in this, and once he pulled the gun out it played zero.
Again, was just talking in general
I said what I wanted, you said what you wanted.
Lets just end it.
originally posted by: TechUnique
originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: TechUnique
I heard they secured "a firearm". Let us see it.
Whether he was armed or not, this is at boiling point. I don't even live over there and I can feel it bubbling away like crazy. This is an insane way to go into the new year. Do you honestly see this getting better for next year? By the looks of it, its only getting worse and ramping up.
By it, I mean the clash and divide between the police and people. All this media coverage about the militarised police recently.. everything added up just doesn't paint a good picture in my head. Right near Christmas and New years as well.. as if emotions aren't already running rampant enough.
Maybe I'm just overreacting but I've got a very bad feeling about all this!
originally posted by: DestroyDestroyDestroy
a reply to: TechUnique
I don't think you can clump this up with other recent shootings. The guy pointed a pistol at a cop, unprovoked. White, black, it doesn't matter. You point a gun at someone unprovoked and you lose your race card.
And that is your opinion, but I don't see why the idea can't be brought up.
originally posted by: Willtell
Is something wrong with the water in Missouri btw?
This is the third killing of a black youth in a couple of months and every time it indicates some attack by the kid.
The Brown killings suppose to have him attacking the police. And then the 23 year old guy with a knife who the cops say attacked them and now this.
originally posted by: pteridine
a reply to: TechUnique According to his Mom he was a good young man trying to get his life together after a few misunderstood armed robberies and such. He didn't have a gun, of course, and was just another innocent victim who happened to be there when someone called the police about a larceny.