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

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    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.
    CNN has reported that the mayor ran unopposed. I doubt the police are able to release information about how many black folks apply to be officers. Many interviews with black folks have revealed that they feel there is a racial divide. CNN didn't manufacture that.
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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.
    What has the city done to identify done to cultivate viable candidates?

    No different than computer companies searching and cultivating software candidates.

    Employers must be innovative and creative in finding qualified candidates, as opposed to sitting on their hands and whining about not finding good potential employees.

    It's called being proactive.
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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.
    The media appears to be adding a large racial side to the story,
    as cited above,
    Michael Brown shooting, protests highlight racial divide - CNN.com
    The article suggest if the ratio of black officers reflected the racial makeup of the area , things would be better.
    If the Officer involved were black, that aspect of the story would loose some credibility.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    The media appears to be adding a large racial side to the story,
    as cited above,
    Michael Brown shooting, protests highlight racial divide - CNN.com
    The article suggest if the ratio of black officers reflected the racial makeup of the area , things would be better.
    If the Officer involved were black, that aspect of the story would loose some credibility.
    You can't blame CNN for reporting how the black community feels.
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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    The media appears to be adding a large racial side to the story,
    as cited above,
    Michael Brown shooting, protests highlight racial divide - CNN.com
    The article suggest if the ratio of black officers reflected the racial makeup of the area , things would be better.
    If the Officer involved were black, that aspect of the story would loose some credibility.
    I don't agree with that. I live in NYC and we have a large number of "minority" police. It didn't stop this from happening...



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

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    You can't blame CNN for reporting how the black community feels.
    I am not, but rather point out that part of their article suggested that the racial makeup of the Police department
    was somehow to blame. If the Officer is black, it may change the tone of the story.
    I admit I have not followed this story closely, Police shootings happen a often.
    Most Police shootings are justified, some are not.
    This case like any other should be properly investigated, and not tried by mod or media.
    Since it is unknown if there is a racial aspect to this shooting, Perhaps the media
    should not play up that part of the story.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    I don't agree with that. I live in NYC and we have a large number of "minority" police. It didn't stop this from happening...


    When you empower the police to act in a very aggressive manner in specific neighborhood, they'll eventually get out of control.
    CNN is the one saying that having a greater ratio of black officers would help.
    I think they are just fanning the flames.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    I am not, but rather point out that part of their article suggested that the racial makeup of the Police department
    was somehow to blame. If the Officer is black, it may change the tone of the story.
    I admit I have not followed this story closely, Police shootings happen a often.
    Most Police shootings are justified, some are not.
    This case like any other should be properly investigated, and not tried by mod or media.
    Since it is unknown if there is a racial aspect to this shooting, Perhaps the media
    should not play up that part of the story.
    The Police could have handled this so much better. When Police act like jackbooted thugs, things get out of control. Whether or not it is racial, black folks feel it adds salt to the wounds when it is done by people who don't reflect the makeup of the community. Perception is everything.
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    Re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Thorgasm View Post
    The Police could have handled this so much better. When Police act like jackbooted thugs, things get out of control. Whether or not it is racial, black folks feel it adds salt to the wounds when it is done by people who don't reflect the makeup of the community. Perception is everything.
    I agree. I think the media may also not be helping, by adding to the perception that this shooting was racial,
    when it may not have been.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by longview View Post
    CNN is the one saying that having a greater ratio of black officers would help.
    I think they are just fanning the flames.
    If the cops weren't calling them animals it might help. If the cops weren't pointing guns at them it might help. Even in Iraq, the military doesn't point their guns at civilians.
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