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  •  I'm not trying to excuse the acts (0+ / 0-)

    of these police officers. I never said it was no big deal. You are projecting lots of views into what I am saying. Referring to me as "folks like you" is just scapegoating me.

    •  Scapegoating (1+ / 0-)
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      Is blaming you.  I didn't blame you personally.

      I do blame the mindset that says "Oh the officers were Black" - an utter irrelevancy - as a way to excuse away an outcome that has no excuse other than it's just same old same old when it comes to the value of Black lives, particularly Black male lives, taken without recourse by the police.

      •  What "color" was the judge who set these (0+ / 0-)

        murders free?  Does that matter either?

        I'm with you Sapphire.  All the way.

        "If you think you know what the hell is going on, you're probably full of shit." - Robert Anton Wilson

        by josephwouk on Fri Apr 25, 2008 at 08:51:44 AM PDT

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      •  I don't see an "oh" (0+ / 0-)

        in my original post. It may be that the fact that two of the officers acquitted are black is irrelevant. I am disgusted by what happened, and not trying to excuse it or minimize it.

        Here is your sentence:

        Black folks gunned down by the police where folks like you are coming up with every minimizing excuse in the book to say...

        The term "folks like you" also might be construed as irrelevant and unnecessary to the matter at hand.

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