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36,000 baseball fans penned in the stadium in Baltimore as Freddie Gray protests turned violent

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posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 01:19 PM
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a reply to: Bilk22

Go head and read the source material for yourself then.

It is a lot of reading though, so here are some snippets from another source:

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Eight. The U.S. Sentencing Commission reported in March 2010 that in the federal system black offenders receive sentences that are 10% longer than white offenders for the same crimes. Marc Mauer of the Sentencing Project reports African Americans are 21% more likely to receive mandatory minimum sentences than white defendants and 20% more like to be sentenced to prison than white drug defendants.

Nine. The longer the sentence, the more likely it is that non-white people will be the ones getting it. A July 2009 report by the Sentencing Project found that two-thirds of the people in the US with life sentences are non-white. In New York, it is 83%.


Yes, black people are disenfranchised in a lot of ways. I'm not saying that they can't pull themselves out of that, but denying it occurs at all is just ridiculous.

~Tenth


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posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 01:22 PM
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originally posted by: MoreBeer
a reply to: Krazysh0t

Institutionalized racism lol. What a complete load of crap.

They haven't been on the receiving end of that for at least the last 2 decades.



You aren't serious with that response right? You're just kidding me and now we are going to have a laugh about it because no one could be that dumb to say something like that. I mean Washington D.C. legalized marijuana running off of that campaign alone! In places that have only decriminalized, blacks are still disproportionately targeted for fines.
Reforming marijuana laws: Which approach best reduces the harms of criminalization?


Staggering racial disparities remain — and in some cases are exacerbated — following marijuana reforms. African Americans are still more likely to be arrested for marijuana offenses after reform than all other races and ethnicities were before reform.

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posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 01:23 PM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Bilk22

To deprive some of their legal rights (usually the right to vote). I'd think that institutionalized racism is a good example of disenfranchisement.




Or maybe the chains of slavery are self imposed because of apathy and entitlement brought on by buying into the progressive liberal mindset.


The Black thug culture is a direct root symptom of this greater disease. Many Blacks have bought into it and that is why the Black race is having huge issues as a whole. Note my usage of the word "culture" and "race".



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 02:00 PM
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a reply to: SubTruth

I'm not going to deny that thug culture does bring it on themselves a bit, but you are fooling yourself if you honestly believe that blacks are 100% culpable of their own situation in this country. How about explaining why in states that have decriminalized marijuana, blacks are STILL disproportionately charged with marijuana fines over other races.



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 06:59 PM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

prolly just because its a bigger population and gives the illusion of a higher percentage.



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 09:15 PM
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These people rioting are so ignorant. Not one of them can speak common sense. Its all cursing and Ebonics blaming the white people when a few bad cops has nothing to do with WHITE PEOPLE in general like they keep spouting. They need to grow the hell up, learn how to work for themselves and not expect people to hand them everything. LOL now some black lady is telling Fox news that they Gangs want peace. The want a Piece alright, a piece of the city so they can sell drugs at will.

The National Guard needs to surround these punks and give them a beating they will never forget.



posted on Apr, 27 2015 @ 09:23 PM
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a reply to: Anyafaj


After all who wants to mess with pissed off baseball fans?



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 02:05 AM
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originally posted by: Anyafaj

Protests to demand answers in the case of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man died in Baltimore Police custody last week, descended into chaos on Saturday night.


Not all of the protests were violent, as seen here











Please, please keep it in perspective and present the facts without sensationalism. 100,000 protesters were not violent. 100 were.


blackwestchester.com...


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posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 02:41 AM
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originally posted by: Patriotsrevenge
These people rioting are so ignorant. Not one of them can speak common sense. Its all cursing and Ebonics blaming the white people when a few bad cops has nothing to do with WHITE PEOPLE in general like they keep spouting. They need to grow the hell up, learn how to work for themselves and not expect people to hand them everything. LOL now some black lady is telling Fox news that they Gangs want peace. The want a Piece alright, a piece of the city so they can sell drugs at will.

The National Guard needs to surround these punks and give them a beating they will never forget.


Ignorance is everywhere. Your post is ample evidence of that.


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posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 11:12 AM
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posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 11:45 AM
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a reply to: daftpink

Some of us dont care what skin tone you are. If you are destroying property AND IN DOING SO ENDANGERING THE PUBLIC YOU NEED TO BE PUT DOWN LIKE A DOG. Then it needs to be clearly explained to the populace that IF YOU DO THAT YOU WILL BE PUT DOWN JUST AS HARD. Crime rates were way lower in the past due to they way we used to punish looting and stealing by instant justice if in the act.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 01:11 PM
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a reply to: yuppa

My comment had nothing to do with skin colour either. Violence against property equates death? Punishment by death on sight for stealing?

Just seem like extreme views/laws to me that's all. You know just like the extreme punishments in other countries, you know the countries that most Americans slate for even having these extreme laws?

Hypocrite much.


CX

posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 02:11 PM
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a reply to: yuppa

At least a rubber bullet or two...used to make people think twice in the old days.

Just hose them down with a water cannon filled with red dye that stays on a week.....go round and pick up the red smurfs later.

CX.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 02:47 PM
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originally posted by: daftpink
a reply to: yuppa

My comment had nothing to do with skin colour either. Violence against property equates death? Punishment by death on sight for stealing?

Just seem like extreme views/laws to me that's all. You know just like the extreme punishments in other countries, you know the countries that most Americans slate for even having these extreme laws?

Hypocrite much.


YOU MISSED THE QUALIFIER I ADDED. i SAID...IF the RIOTER in the COMISSION of the ACTION IS ENDANGERING THE COMMUNITY by that action they DESERVE TO BE PUT DOWN HARD.

If we went back to old west law and shot people for Thievery the crime rate would be very very low. cant argue with the statistics from that time period.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 03:07 PM
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a reply to: yuppa

Stealing doesn't exactly endanger a community nor should it be punishable by death. Get a grip.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 07:02 PM
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If a demonstration allows itself to be swept away by agents provocateur, then it divorces itself from the idea of peaceful intentions.

a reply to: bigfatfurrytexan


The Civil Rights movement was a movement against society, against culture.


I must respectfully state that this statement is quite inaccurate. Movements for civil rights in any location in the world are always nonviolent demonstration. The intention is to bring about peace without breaking it themselves, no matter what the oppressing opposition does. It succeeds because the public pressure makes the opposition changes its stance and conceeds redress.

The ends do not justify the means. The means are the end, itself.

This is the only reason the African-American Civil Rights Movement was successful anywhere. Even in Selma where a church was bombed during a service by the KKK, the local movement believed so much in their cause, that they decided to have a 53 mile march instead of striking back.



agents provocateur


This is a far more commonly understated instance than is generally safe for an alert and aware public.

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posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 07:05 PM
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originally posted by: Patriotsrevenge
These people rioting are so ignorant. Not one of them can speak common sense. Its all cursing and Ebonics blaming the white people when a few bad cops has nothing to do with WHITE PEOPLE in general like they keep spouting. They need to grow the hell up, learn how to work for themselves and not expect people to hand them everything. LOL now some black lady is telling Fox news that they Gangs want peace. The want a Piece alright, a piece of the city so they can sell drugs at will.

The National Guard needs to surround these punks and give them a beating they will never forget.


Well, if it's just a "few" bad cops, why don't the majority of good cops stand up and police their own? Does the corruption within law enforcement go so high up that even a majority of good cops are afraid to speak up?

To the people rioting, silence equals being complicit.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 08:25 PM
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originally posted by: daftpink
a reply to: yuppa

Stealing doesn't exactly endanger a community nor should it be punishable by death. Get a grip.


Tell that to the un intended victims of some robbers running away from the police or store owners.What about strong arm robbery? There have been many people hurt or killed by a robbery suspect. The supreme court makes it clear whenits acceptable to kill and or shoot someone.



posted on Apr, 28 2015 @ 11:51 PM
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