Originally posted by freethinker123
Well there is an elephant in the room here and us avoiding taking about it, doesn't mean it wasn't a factor. Now I'm not going to come straight out and allege racism, what I think is more than legitimate to talk about is how assumptions made by individuals involved in police, or in this case a deputy sheriff, leads to the belief that a black man is more likely to be comitting a crime. And thus said law officers are more likely to take aggressive action against a black man. Arguably, this might be true of the Zimmerman case.
This is something that should continue to be looked at as a factor in these types of incidents and screaming 'race card' only helps to take a PC view - oh we musn't talk about race, because its not politically correct and is divisive! Sweeping something under the carpet does not help anybody.
Last of all anybody with sense is going to condemn this deputy. From what we've seen so far he clearly over-reacted...
Originally posted by Propulsion
Two words that make this whole story fishy…
Why in the HELL is a kid wearing a hockey mask at night?
And PLEASE don’t throw out the proverbial….”You have a problem with a black man wearing a hockey mask at night” line! Your race baiting won’t work on me…!
edit on 4-9-2012 by Propulsion because: (no reason given)
Dorm says his friend was wearing a ski mask because it was cold, but two police officers thought he looked suspicious and were going to rob the store.
Originally posted by Screwed
I've been saying it for years.
Our country suffers from mass Stockholm Syndrome.
We automatically root for the good guys which are......say it with me class......The_______
The MORE they abuse us, the MORE we cling to them for security.
the more we defend them to other people.
The more we shun those who would dare to speak ill of them.
You turn the corner just in time to see a young man running toward your car and you see a cop on foot about a half a block away chasing him.
What is your first reaction???
My first reaction is to tell the guy to "get in quick"!!
Because the odds are that the cop deserves to be in jail more than this guy does.
I'll take my chances.
Originally posted by mikellmikell
So cold the cops didn't have coats on and when they grabed his friend he took off. Yup that sounds innocent to me
maybe you should re-read the definition of stockholm syndrome.