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originally posted by: SubTruth
a reply to: Jahari
Do not get me wrong......I think the US is ruled by a corporate oligarchy and the US has become a police state to some degree.
That being said what came first the chicken or the egg.........Inner city police deal with scum bags daily that could and would harm them. This makes them very,very.....very jumpy and hard.
originally posted by: daftpink
a reply to: galadofwarthethird
Is no one concerned that the OP articles have no mention whatsoever of the gangs threats. I'm still waiting for answers.
originally posted by: Subaeruginosa
I can't believe how worked up people are getting over these news reports.
The gangs are not going to war with the government, there to busy fighting each other over a multi-billion dollar illicit trade. That's what the whole 'war on drugs' is about, a way to control the poor and keep them from standing together against the government.
But now that everyone has accepted this 'false flag' by the MSM without question, all its going to take is some 15 year old who's been influenced by all the media reports, deciding he's gonna get street credit by shooting a cop, then the government will have the green light from the public to go mow these protesters down.
Mass manipulation at its best.
There's the reason why American cops act the way they do, they're dealing with the same feelings and fears as frontline troops in a bloody warzone!
Maybe if they didn't fear for their lives everytime they got out of their cars there would be less of this stuff?
originally posted by: Sublimecraft
This situation is a consequential effect directly resultant from the simmering racial tension that America has simply refused to address - well before LA back in 1992.
a reply to: Rocker2013
This all comes down to inequality and the sense of injustice that comes from it.
originally posted by: ProleUK
a reply to: andy1972
I agree, it seems to me there is a problem with looking for racism where there may be none. Don't get me wrong, I understand there are racists everywhere, the cops need a kick up the arse in terms of instilling the idea that they are there to protect and serve and not 'I am the law'.
What struck me, watching the reports last night from Baltimore was the way in which the black community in many ways gave out a 'us and them' view. It was quite shocking.
The use of im an 'African American', a phrase I don't understand in its use as they aren't African, they are Americans. Ive never heard the phrase 'im a European American' this whole promotion of being different to that of an American creates division. You can't promote difference then expect and people not to use it to create further divides.
2015, time to drop the race and colour labels where it really isn't needed.