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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    Why exactly would that make a difference?
    A large part of the protest appears to be that the shooting was racial.
    If the Officer himself was black, it could remove some of the racial aspect of the case.

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    Michael Brown shooting, protests highlight racial divide - CNN.com

    There you go, CNN, awesome job!

    Keep stirring up that pot, keep that animosity at a fever's pitch, feed the lifeblood that keeps you healthy and relevant.

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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Michael Brown shooting, protests highlight racial divide - CNN.com

    There you go, CNN, awesome job!

    Keep stirring up that pot, keep that animosity at a fever's pitch, feed the lifeblood that keeps you healthy and relevant.

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    How dare CNN broadcast anything until they check with what the intellectuals in North Texas think!

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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Michael Brown shooting, protests highlight racial divide - CNN.com

    There you go, CNN, awesome job!

    Keep stirring up that pot, keep that animosity at a fever's pitch, feed the lifeblood that keeps you healthy and relevant.

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    What exactly are you upset about?
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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Michael Brown shooting, protests highlight racial divide - CNN.com

    There you go, CNN, awesome job!

    Keep stirring up that pot, keep that animosity at a fever's pitch, feed the lifeblood that keeps you healthy and relevant.

    The Middle East, Ukraine, Israel vs Hamas......not your cup of tea. Stick to what feeds the beast.
    I see this keep getting mentioned in the media and on here:

    Two-thirds of Ferguson's population is black, and yet the mayor is white, and so are five of the six city council members.

    The police chief is also white. There are only three African-Americans on the 53-person police force.


    How many blacks applied to be officers and were rejected? How many blacks ran for city council or Mayor?

    Nobody can seem to answer that, but everyone bitches about the racial makeup. If blacks aren't trying to be police officers, then yes, there won't be many on the force.

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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    A large part of the protest appears to be that the shooting was racial.
    If the Officer himself was black, it could remove some of the racial aspect of the case.
    It will not. It's more about overly aggressive policing in mostly black neighborhoods, than about white vs black violence.
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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    What exactly are you upset about?
    An entire story dedicated to show how white the police department and government are in Ferguson. Obviously, white people are incapable of performing a function like this in a black community, right? (Don't need an answer because I know it already.)

    Did these white candidates defeat black candidates in elections? Are blacks turned away from positions in the police department? Or....do they just not attempt to get these positions? Whatever the answers, CNN and MSNBC won't vet it out properly. They'll just use it as gas for the fire.

    If you think liberals really care about these folks in Ferguson, you're kidding yourselves. Just like beheadings in Iraq don't bother them enough to really do anything substantial about it.

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    Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

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    Who is Tiffany Mitchel, and when did she testify as an eyewitness under oath?
    What makes the difference?

    Testify where and against whom?

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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    It will not. It's more about overly aggressive policing in mostly black neighborhoods, than about white vs black violence.
    Shouldn't it also be about why police officers are especially apprehensive and skittish in these neighborhoods versus others?

    This isn't about race. It's about well-founded fear. It's an entirely different day's work in Ferguson than it is in Chesterfield.

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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I see this keep getting mentioned in the media and on here:

    Two-thirds of Ferguson's population is black, and yet the mayor is white, and so are five of the six city council members.

    The police chief is also white. There are only three African-Americans on the 53-person police force.


    How many blacks applied to be officers and were rejected? How many blacks ran for city council or Mayor?

    Nobody can seem to answer that, but everyone bitches about the racial makeup. If blacks aren't trying to be police officers, then yes, there won't be many on the force.
    Precisely TB. Rather than exploiting race for political gain, as so many are doing, the focus should be on what is going on in a community that causes so few to participate in it's management and operation?

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