As Walt said in "Grand Torino" about "bro" : "Shut up, pu$ $y. What is all this "bro" sh!t, anyway? Want to be Super Spade or something? These guys don't want to be your bro, and I don't blame 'em."
I know that, bro. That wasn't my point.
They were sold by their own kind into bondage MOD, you know that right?
That is quite a different experience than that which was forced upon the ancestors of the majority of the black population in America today
MOD, who perpetuated that life as a slave? Don't tell me you believe the Alex Haley version of White Europeans throwing nets over Kunta Kintea?
What a misleading analogy you offer kunec. As an indentured servant, one willingly exchanged their labor/acquired skills for that learning opportunity, and of course, the additional boat ride.There was ,also, a predetermined period of time assigned to this arraignment.That is quite a different experience than that which was forced upon the ancestors of the majority of the black population in America today.Your hypotheses for the motivation to riot and loot is in question, as well, even though I don't support violent demonstrations.
Stillhere - I hope you took it with the ample sarcasm with which I intended it.
An ancestor was of mine was with one of the first groups of Germans to settle around the Philadelphia, PA area approximately 101 years before the establishment of the United States. My understanding is he was brought to our shore as an Indentured Servant. I don't feel any merchant owes me a bottle of whiskey, a new pair of shoes (or six pair) or a set of rims for my ride today because of it.
Point taken and understood
Now Stillhere! If your Great-great-great grandfather was held in slavery, how can you reasonably be expected to "be held to account"? Especially when you live in a country that presently has a political regime running it that reminds you of your legitimate expected exemption at every opportunity.
NO justice/ new shoes.
kunnects I agree, I am NOT giving the rioting thugs a pass by any means, all I am saying is that those who are granted power should be held to a higher account, not that we ALL shouldn't be held to account.
Funny how your idol, Obummer, feigns concern about tragic situations whose effects tend to promote support for his Leftists agendas, then sends WH or DOJ representatives to attend the wrong funerals.
Funny how you all focus on things of this nature in hopes of creating another scandal/outrage !
made in their hoods.
Stillhere - While I agree with your assessment of the police, that "They should do twice the time for any crime committed on duty", so too should it be for those caught committing violent acts and property damage under the cover of "protest".
In many states, if your caught speeding through a road construction site, the fines double. They double the penalty for that simple, careless act. What about violent crimes purposefully perpetrated?
The fact that the force of law backs off at the onset of rioting and looting contributes heavily to the mindset of "we are winning" and "I'll get me those new shoes, a bottle or two of liquor and some oxy at the CVS". It also does little to encourage merchandisers to rebuild, remain in operation in the area and pay the increased property insurance rates of a potential war zone.
Subsequently, the non-criminally charged 'protesters' can b-itch in the future about how there's no commercial investments made in
Prosecutors want a judge to bar attorneys, police and witnesses from talking outside court about the case of Freddie Gray, arguing that statements by attorneys for some of the six police officers accused in Gray's death could prejudice the public, according to court documents obtained Monday.
Maybe that prosecutor should practice what she preaches.
Her little speech on that Friday during which she announced indictments of the 6 police certainly did not help with the jury pool.
"I heard your call for 'no justice, no peace.'"
"To the youth of this city, I will seek justice on your behalf. This is a moment. This is your moment."
Stoke the fire.
There is without a doubt bad behavior on both parts, I hold the bad behavior of law enforcement in a harsher light. My wife used to work in an ER and would tell me often how cops would goad drunks into fighting to impress young nurses. They should do twice the time for any crime committed on duty
Do you think people take videos of suspects resisting arrest?
Or due people send in the video showing the police acting badly and delete the video of the suspect acting badly?
Spot on, absolem.
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