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Black man's killing by police shakes La. town

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posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 09:37 AM
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Yeah I really don't see the need to specify a murder's racial type in a headline.

Especially considering the fact I've never seen any of these headlines in reference to the many White spree-killers over the years.

Crime is ALWAYS a socio-economic issue, not a racial one.
White, Black, Asian, you're more likely to commit crime if you're in a lower income bracket which most black people are.

I won't go into the specifics of why that is but needless to say, race is rarely a motivating factor.




posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 09:59 AM
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That's so sad. I hope they get punished in prison.



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 12:05 PM
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Guh! This is why I hate the police ...........



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 12:12 PM
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I want everyone to pay special close attention to this. Let's not forget the old black grand lady shot and killed by the cops in Atlanta Georgia, here is the link Grandmother shot by cops that was supposedly selling dope out her house which was never verified nor confirmed. How many elderly white people have been shot AND killed under shady circumstances by a black cop, i'm sure there are some but not nearly as many as the former.

This is exactly why the black community don't trust the cops and never will, why should i cooperate with you when when you won't hesitate to shoot my ass if i look at you funny? There is a definite color barrier in this country the problem is that to many refuse to acknowledge it..or watch Good Morning America and watch racial propaganda. Things have gotten better but we have a LONG way to go.

Now my shotout: Go Cam'ron, Killa! Drop tha fiya!



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 12:23 PM
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What I think most people need to realize is one day they need to take a joy ride with the police on there day to day activities and see what they have to deal with in those neigborhoods...it is like a jungle...drugs,guns and and no leadership..it is get take what you can get for free...and reproduce..



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 08:47 PM
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Originally posted by Patriot5
What I think most people need to realize is one day they need to take a joy ride with the police on there day to day activities and see what they have to deal with in those neigborhoods...it is like a jungle...drugs,guns and and no leadership..it is get take what you can get for free...and reproduce..


What I think is that nobody forced them to be police officers. They decide on their own to choose that line of work for a career.

What I also think is, that if they want to complain, they better quit and find another job to do. Who wants a whiner in that position protecting the people?

Just because neighborhoods are like that, doesn't give them a right to just shoot at anybody because they have had a bad day.

Also, there are good people who have to live in bad neighborhoods for economic reasons. What you insinuate is that everyone who lives in a bad area is a bad person. WRONG!!!!!!



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 08:55 PM
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This is going to work wonders with black & white relations... Seriously thought this is total bull # and these rooster suckers should be punished. The community needs to get together and start punishing these out of control government officials. I think a good public hanging is in order.



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 09:07 PM
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Originally posted by theodorej another case that speaks to the need for the public to have a means to test and qualify the caliber of individual we charge with the responsibility to protect and serve


YES Theodore-I agree to the extent that the public has very few avenues into law enforcement officer-involved shooting incidents.

The investigations seem closed from the start, even to the press. They only release info in a general way about what actually occurred, and then we don't get much more.



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 10:17 PM
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TGOF.

Could'nt of said it better.

Crime is going to skyrocket even more so. Police are on edge as is, with protests and what not.

Put your selves in the police officers shoes. What it's like from their side. Every traffic stop they can be shot dead or ran over, it happens more often then you'd expect.

It's a tough job, you have to be expecting the worse. You can't just happy go lucky and expect everything is going to be just peachy.

Now the conspiracy part is the gun planting, well they could be verified if the gun was owned by him, and witnesses. Well the neighbor did see him do it. But again an investigation into the integrity of this witness needs to be called in.

Some drug dealers (not saying he was) will have people with no convicitoins take the fall for them for a lump sum of money.

Or this "witness" could have a vendetta against police.

Two sides to every story, Lets look at every possibility before deciding it soley on race.

Racism should cease to exist. We are all people. People = People.



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 10:37 PM
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Originally posted by Blanca Rose

Originally posted by booky
Well you did not live there long enough..yoy have no clue what you are talking about..you my friend are not an expert on this state..


I have lived there since November of 2004. Are you going to defend the actions of the police?

Either most people of the state are really stupid; I have never seen so many illiterate people in my life!


OUCH! Yikes! I guess a statement like this is going to ignite passions for people of Louisiana, huh? And rightfully so.

I've lived most of my life in the Chi-town areas, too, Blanca.
I also visited Louisiana 4 times over my 45 years, Booky, and those stays were AWESOME! The people are SO friendly! Always had a grand time there.

In both places, people fear police more than eachother, in my experience. But of course, I was a late-night party animal back in my 20's, so I guess I could, or should, have expected more scrutiny from the cops!

Being white or black didn't have anything to do with police profiling, it's the HOURS one keeps, and shady PLACES one frequents, in my op!!!

But I think most people have heard the Corruption stories about Louisiana government and Police?



posted on Apr, 11 2009 @ 10:38 PM
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It's simple, cops HAVE BECOME a legalised gang, a government-sponsored terrorist group.

They can do ANYTHING they want, they won't end up in jail. We, the slaves, do ANYTHING or even in more and more cases, do NOTHING AT ALL, and we get charges put on us... assaulting a police officer is the favorite these days. The police beat YOU up and they charge YOU with assaulting THEM.

Seriously, there's 3 people above the laws, police, politicians and judges. There's no more RULE OF LAW, you know, that little thing on which the government was founded on?

Cops have a difficult job, they have our lives in their hands, they MUST have higher standarts and be under HIGHER rules, otherwise, get the hell out of police. But theses days, it's the contrary, the easier their jobs is, the better for them and the worse for us.

And I don't want to hear the whole ``it's only ONE bad case, the majority of cops are good`` because that's BS. The good cops are leaving the forces, the thugs are being promoted.

[edit on 11-4-2009 by Vitchilo]



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 09:01 AM
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Greetings V.......I think Bob Dylan said it best in his song "Just like tom Thumbs Blues"and that is "The Police don't need you and they expect the same"....Having said that....I would think the majority of people in the industry of law enforcement,(incidently it is one of the fastest growing industries in the country...isn't that scary)are just interested in job security along with unwritten privledge and a fat pension that you an I get to pay them for the rest of their lives.....We as a society have decided to leave the protection of our lives and property in the hands of this select group.....we will need the police until such time as we decide to police ourselves as a community....this was the way it was before we had police departments and politicians that pander to the police unions....crime stats in this country dictate that lawless ness is on the rise.....and unless the populus, on a community level start to speak to each other and interact to protect our selves the police will be overwelmed...



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 10:18 AM
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So "Mr.Ben didn't own a gun" but there was a loaded pistol lying on a porch chair.

What kind of people leave loaded firearms lying on chairs when they are having a grill out? Were there any children at this event?

The son also had an arrest record for violence, don't they just sound like a fine upstanding family.



posted on Apr, 14 2009 @ 10:26 AM
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Originally posted by Vitchilo


And I don't want to hear the whole ``it's only ONE bad case, the majority of cops are good`` because that's BS. The good cops are leaving the forces, the thugs are being promoted.

[edit on 11-4-2009 by Vitchilo]


Thats garbage, I know many guys who got out of the military to become cops. These men threw their butt on the line in combat and do the same on the police force. As a police officer you have to make choices in microseconds, and it's so easy for people to post on a forum and criticism when they have hindsight. It's funny people scoff at doing a ride along, probably because they know it's something that would show them how hard it is being a cop.



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 06:59 AM
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Yes, Bernard Monroe was known to keep a gun for protection from crime, as is his right as an American. And with that fact known around the neighborhood, guess what? He was never a victim of crime! Until these two cops showed up!

And yes, a cop's job is not getting easier. What I question, is officer Tim Cox shooting Mr. Monroe to death through a screen door, from inside the house! Why didn't he hurry outside to assist, if he thought Mr. Monroe was "advancing" toward his partner?

It just bothers me that a cop can shoot a person dead, when the officer "PERCEIVES" a threat. Sorry, that doesn't cut it for me. "PERCEIVE" is too vague. There needs to be an ACTUAL threat of deadly force, in my op, just like any of us would have to adhere to, by law.



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 07:19 AM
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No body is defending the police,,they have a job to do...chosen to protect the people from thugs...Yes, they have some bad ones...But, if you think the projects are great and good..just take a stroll down ones of those lovely places you defend..and see what happens to you.. And remember everyone in Louisiana is not like you so beautifully described..



posted on Apr, 15 2009 @ 08:23 AM
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more proof that USA is becoming fascist and genocidal



this is disgusting . USA= nazi zog reich



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 03:22 AM
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Thanks booky, I hear ya. I realize cops got it rough, but so do the rest of us, huh?

Yeah, I wasn't in LA long enough to give a qualified description. Usually Mardi Gras in Nu'Awlins...


And a cajun festival in LaForche (if I remember the name of the town correctly). Shredded alligator, crawfish, and some crispy fried somethings or another...mmmm



posted on Apr, 17 2009 @ 03:29 AM
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lol Thanks for the reply, Kombat Wombat! Star!

Becoming? I think the word is Became!!! I like your passion, but maybe nazi zog riech is a little harsh, but what do I know?

I've been thinking more like: Socialist-leaning, Totalitarian,
fascist/quazi/commi corporatocracy/hypocrisy...howz that?



posted on Apr, 20 2009 @ 07:32 AM
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Greetings H.......In light of the presence of a loaded weapon in plain view and the heat of the moment....Iam not so sure about the circumstances anymore....Let us not draw any hasty conclusions until the facts are available....My question is why is a loaded firearm in plain sight during a family BBQ ????



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