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  •  Police killings are a terrible thing, (0+ / 0-)

    and we're all horrified by them. But it is just a tiny piece of the overall problem of guns and violence in our cities. Why are the police everywhere overreacting to black males and shooting them? Do you not think that the overall level of violence is contributory to the attitude? If this is a typical week in America, over 100 young black men have died of gunshot wounds. Are we (on this site) writing hundreds of diaries about those 100 victims, or are we writing hundreds of diaries about one or two police shootings? I think it is something to recognize, so I said it. Time to move on.

    •  Wow (8+ / 0-)

      I'll move on, I have never had a productive discussion with you, and I'm certainly not going to now that you've suggested that young black men being so violent is why the police are killing them so frequently. Oh man your comments get uglier and uglier here.

      "As the madmen play on words, and make us all dance to their song / to the tune of starving millions, to make a better kind of gun..." -- Iron Maiden

      by Lost Left Coaster on Fri Aug 22, 2014 at 01:35:45 PM PDT

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    •  This Comment Is Disgusting & Worse Than Racism: (3+ / 0-)
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      Why are the police everywhere overreacting to black males and shooting them? Do you not think that the overall level of violence is contributory to the attitude?
      If I wasn't in a discussion with this person, I'd hiderate it...it seems to suggest that black men should be killed by police for so-called "Black on Black" violence, even though possibly 85% of violent crimes against whites is perpetrated by other whites, for instance.
    •  Riiight, racism's got nothing to do with it: (5+ / 0-)
      Why are the police everywhere overreacting to black males and shooting them? Do you not think that the overall level of violence is contributory to the attitude?
      So, basically, what you're saying is that cops are only killing young black men in such disproportionate numbers because young black men are just so damn violent, right?  In other words, the cops are justifiably scared of all those young black "thugs" because there's so much "intra-thug" violence.

      That's your theory, and yet you're wondering why people here think you're a racist.

      SMH

      "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

      by FogCityJohn on Fri Aug 22, 2014 at 02:18:21 PM PDT

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      •  Did you do that on purpose, (0+ / 0-)

        taking my word "contributory" (which means that something has some affect, even if very small) and turning it into "cops are only killing ... because"? Or did you just not understand what the word contributory means?

        Now that you do, I'll ask you again, since you went and called doc2 a racist. Do you think that the overall level of violence in a community contributes to cops quickness to use violence themselves? Do you think that when gunshots ring out on a nightly basis and guns are everywhere that that might make policemen more fearful for their lives than if their beat was a peaceful suburb?

        •  I think racism is at the root ... (3+ / 0-)
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          of the problems in the "inner city" neighborhoods you're talking about.

          And if fear of gunshots could explain the willingness of the police to use deadly force on young black men, one would expect a similar willingness to use force on armed white guys. But we don't see that, do we?

          So no, I'm not buying your explanation at all.

          "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

          by FogCityJohn on Fri Aug 22, 2014 at 04:43:11 PM PDT

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        •  You are going to ridiculous lengths, doc2, (0+ / 0-)

          to justify the killing of Michael Brown. You're twisting yourself into a pretzel trying to insert some nonsensical philosophical wizardry into the simple fact that this innately brutal white cop killed a black kid for no reason other than he was there. Get off your high horse and face the way things are.

      •  Gosh, I think you do understand why it happens. (0+ / 0-)
    •  So, how many of those "black men" (0+ / 0-)

      are latinos? Or are the latinos finally white, too?  ^..^

      PEACE? Where's the money in THAT?

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