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originally posted by: TexasTruth
I see some griping about the source. The reason I grabbed that one was it was the first one I found after hearing of the shooting on local tv news. I looked at ATS and didn’t see this being talked about so made a post. I rarely do, and certainly not about the previous cop shootings. They all seemed short on info about the victim which made me wonder their past history, and most were resisting arrest after a crime (no matter how minor the crime).
This guy immediately hit me as somebody who this should have never happened to.
I’ll wait to be proven wrong and will admit I was duped if so, but forgive me as seeing this guy as a good one if it crushes your world view. I look at these case by case and this one sucks.
Another one that didn’t make headlines happened in Fort Worth last year. A black woman called the cops about a possible intruder, she searched her house and had a pistol out, the cop shows up, looks in a window, see her and the gun, shoots her dead in her own house without saying a word. No riots, he was charged right away and fired. Like it’s suppose to work.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: jacobe001
The problem is that in going public with these stories, the press has little interest in telling the full story, only the story they want to tell.
Hence Michael Brown became a "gentle giant who was only trying to surrender and had his hands in the air" when he was really someone who had already committed one crime and beaten a shop clerk and had decided to charge the police officer in question and try to get his gun.
The first version of the story gallops around the world and touches off all manner of chaos before the truth is ever trickled out and by then you have way too many people who still persist in believing the lie.
None of it changes that Michael Brown ended up dead, of course, but the truth is that he was hardly completely blameless in his own death. Would the officer have shot him if he had acted exactly as the press first portrayed? We will never know because that isn't what actually happened.
originally posted by: TheRedneck
a reply to: SuperStudChuck
Well, as I pointed out, the pattern is that big black men seem to be more the victims. I don't see many stories about police abuse with small black men. That tells me it is fear instead of racial bias.
“There were times I should have been detained for speeding, outstanding citations, outdated registration, dozing off at a red light before making it to my garage downtown Dallas after a lonnng night out,” Price said. “I’ve passed a sobriety test after leaving a bar in Wylie, Texas by 2 white cops and still let me drive to where I was headed, and by the way they consider Wylie, Texas to be VERY racist. I’ve never got that kind of ENERGY from the po-po.”
“Not saying black lives don’t matter, but don’t forget about your own, or your experiences through growth / ‘waking up,’” said Price.
originally posted by: DeadlyStaringFrog
I'll wait to hear the whole story before making any decisions. It was claimed that Jacob Blake was also breaking up a fight which turned out to be a crock. The family always claims innocence and most of the time they aren't anywhere near the event in question. I find it quite strange that the media constantly quotes people that weren't actual witnesses. And witnesses to black people being shot tend to lie.
originally posted by: BomSquad
a reply to: ketsuko
And so begins the race to the bottom.
Requiring standards isn't racist, it's trying to get qualified candidates.
If someone can't meet the standard then the problem is THEM, not the standard.
Of course, I am probably racist for agreeing with you in pointing this out...
Such is the world we live in today. A sad state of affairs.