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    Re: Utah protesters demand justice for Dillon Taylor, others killed by police

    So now that it was a black cop killing a white man, all the Ferguson police apologists have decided police brutality/unaccountably is actually worth protesting. Funny how that happens...

    I'm starting to think that race just shouldn't be provided in criminal cases anymore. Too many racists out there, on both sides, making presumptions simply based on the color of the individuals involved.

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    Re: Utah protesters demand justice for Dillon Taylor, others killed by police

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I don't know enough about it. I can turn on the news and don't see it 24/7. In fact, until he posted about it, I never heard of it.

    And what does that have to do with your insane comment that I'm supposed to be in Utah anyway?
    About as much as your insane comment that Sharpton should be there.
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Utah protesters demand justice for Dillon Taylor, others killed by police

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    So, I watched, no breaking banners, no MSNBC endless calls for 'justice', Al Sharpton will not appear, and Obama schedules another round of Golf...

    But what is so different about this case? Oh that's right, it's a white suspect, and the shooter was a black cop.

    FWIW, I actually think that this case is worse than the Brown case. Taylor never charged the cops, and wasn't trying to get their weapons, or anything like that.

    So, let us see just how fast in this thread the positions magically switch sides...This should be fun...

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    Oh yeah, tell us all again how black people can not be racist....I'd LOVE to hear it again.
    I fully understand why you're upset about the lack of reporting on the death of the White men and the clear racial attack of the elderly White woman. You hear all the media reports of young Black male teens being killed by cops or White people being harassed by Black teens or killed by Black cops and you wonder "where's the fairness and justice" being shown to Blacks when these same crimes are happening to Whites. Believe me, as a Black man, I understand your frustration here. But as I've said to other posters here who have identified themselves as White, the reason there doesn't seem to be much outrage over such stories is because historically Whites haven't been mistreated and oppressed in this country in the ways Black and other minorities have for as long as they have. Culturally speaking, the wounds are deeper when it's a Black person or a Black community that is perceived to have been unjustly treated and the media makes sure the nation sees the gaping wholes. Unfortunately, the absence of such storylines also prove to reflect a purposeful disparity in White people can also be mistreated.

    None of this justifies the lack of reporting/lack of attention of such cruelty. But hopefully this sheds some light on why much of it never makes the national news. That leads me to why you won't see Pres. Obama speak out on such matters. IMHO, contrary to what many would like to believe, I don't think he purposefully selects what racial shooting he'll hold a press conference on. Remember: It's the national storyline that affects the entire country that brings him before the podium. I'm sure if the country became riveted by the brutal, senseless killing of a White kid by a Black cop or a Black gang, he'd speak out about that, too. But until such killings make the national headlines - CNN, FOX, NYTimes, Washington Times/Post, etc., etc., you likely won't hear him talk about it. Not defending him; just telling it like it is. You can blame the media for that, though. No the President.
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    Re: Utah protesters demand justice for Dillon Taylor, others killed by police

    This SLC case is another example of cops gone wild.
    Why wasn't this kid Tasered?
    When your favorite tool is a hammer, everything looks like a nail...
    When your favorite tool is a gun, everything looks like a target.
    It would have taken this stupid trigger-happy cop 2 seconds to ready his Taser...
    ...This kid will be dead forever.

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    Re: Utah protesters demand justice for Dillon Taylor, others killed by police

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    Re: Utah protesters demand justice for Dillon Taylor, others killed by police

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Posters on this board claim black people can't be racist.

    Is j-mac a member of the Westbrook Baptist Church?
    Quit saying Westrook. Its Westboro. People need to quit playing the race game. All it does is perpetuate the issue of racial division. Drop it already. Yeah, there is never the same media coverage because that doesn't sell as much as white on black. The media is at fault here and you are buying into all the hype. Its time we turn our sights on the media and lambast them when they start this crap. The coverage in Ferguson was/is abominable. Lots of internet bloggers claiming to be "media" just to get a video while enticing the cops. Bunch of morons. Two wrongs don't make a right.

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    Re: Utah protesters demand justice for Dillon Taylor, others killed by police

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    I fully understand why you're upset about the lack of reporting on the death of the White men and the clear racial attack of the elderly White woman. You hear all the media reports of young Black male teens being killed by cops or White people being harassed by Black teens or killed by Black cops and you wonder "where's the fairness and justice" being shown to Blacks when these same crimes are happening to Whites. Believe me, as a Black man, I understand your frustration here. But as I've said to other posters here who have identified themselves as White, the reason there doesn't seem to be much outrage over such stories is because historically Whites haven't been mistreated and oppressed in this country in the ways Black and other minorities have for as long as they have. Culturally speaking, the wounds are deeper when it's a Black person or a Black community that is perceived to have been unjustly treated and the media makes sure the nation sees the gaping wholes. Unfortunately, the absence of such storylines also prove to reflect a purposeful disparity in White people can also be mistreated.

    None of this justifies the lack of reporting/lack of attention of such cruelty. But hopefully this sheds some light on why much of it never makes the national news. That leads me to why you won't see Pres. Obama speak out on such matters. IMHO, contrary to what many would like to believe, I don't think he purposefully selects what racial shooting he'll hold a press conference on. Remember: It's the national storyline that affects the entire country that brings him before the podium. I'm sure if the country became riveted by the brutal, senseless killing of a White kid by a Black cop or a Black gang, he'd speak out about that, too. But until such killings make the national headlines - CNN, FOX, NYTimes, Washington Times/Post, etc., etc., you likely won't hear him talk about it. Not defending him; just telling it like it is. You can blame the media for that, though. No the President.
    While I see your point, I am a firm believer it is the people in the media and in Washington that are holding our diversified society back from progressing towards unity. The paternalistic nature of the whole race debate is a joke. There is a sense of white guilt and black resentment that just isn't going away. Rather than provide real support for the black communities, congress just passes along handouts and social programs that do little to teach someone how to be self sufficient. They literally advocate the policy of "have another kid, get some more cash". I fear we have gone too far down that road to return to self sustainability. Things will only get worse because nothing is changing in a fundamental way (esp. in the inner cities). The only change has been the expansion of the social programs, aka handouts. Last time I checked, handouts don't usually motivate one's self.

    Racial tensions will never die when we have the media out for sensational news that makes them the most money along with a congress that does little to solve the problems except throw some money at it in the wrong ways.

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    Re: Utah protesters demand justice for Dillon Taylor, others killed by police

    Quote Originally Posted by JRSaindo View Post
    Quit saying Westrook. Its Westboro. People need to quit playing the race game. All it does is perpetuate the issue of racial division. Drop it already. Yeah, there is never the same media coverage because that doesn't sell as much as white on black. The media is at fault here and you are buying into all the hype. Its time we turn our sights on the media and lambast them when they start this crap. The coverage in Ferguson was/is abominable. Lots of internet bloggers claiming to be "media" just to get a video while enticing the cops. Bunch of morons. Two wrongs don't make a right.
    Uh, I wasn't the one who posted "Westbrook Baptist Church". I quoted someone else. I asked if the poster he directed that to was a member of the church whose name he posted.

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    Re: Utah protesters demand justice for Dillon Taylor, others killed by police

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    About as much as your insane comment that Sharpton should be there.
    Sharpton is the one bemoaning the shooting by police of unarmed men, isn't he? Why, yes he is.

    I'm not.

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    Re: Utah protesters demand justice for Dillon Taylor, others killed by police

    Quote Originally Posted by Objective Voice View Post
    I fully understand why you're upset about the lack of reporting on the death of the White men and the clear racial attack of the elderly White woman. You hear all the media reports of young Black male teens being killed by cops or White people being harassed by Black teens or killed by Black cops and you wonder "where's the fairness and justice" being shown to Blacks when these same crimes are happening to Whites. Believe me, as a Black man, I understand your frustration here. But as I've said to other posters here who have identified themselves as White, the reason there doesn't seem to be much outrage over such stories is because historically Whites haven't been mistreated and oppressed in this country in the ways Black and other minorities have for as long as they have. Culturally speaking, the wounds are deeper when it's a Black person or a Black community that is perceived to have been unjustly treated and the media makes sure the nation sees the gaping wholes. Unfortunately, the absence of such storylines also prove to reflect a purposeful disparity in White people can also be mistreated.

    None of this justifies the lack of reporting/lack of attention of such cruelty. But hopefully this sheds some light on why much of it never makes the national news. That leads me to why you won't see Pres. Obama speak out on such matters. IMHO, contrary to what many would like to believe, I don't think he purposefully selects what racial shooting he'll hold a press conference on. Remember: It's the national storyline that affects the entire country that brings him before the podium. I'm sure if the country became riveted by the brutal, senseless killing of a White kid by a Black cop or a Black gang, he'd speak out about that, too. But until such killings make the national headlines - CNN, FOX, NYTimes, Washington Times/Post, etc., etc., you likely won't hear him talk about it. Not defending him; just telling it like it is. You can blame the media for that, though. No the President.
    I completely 1000% agree with your last thoughts in this post. While I am not Obama's biggest fan, I only criticize him when it's worth a criticism, and his response to Ferguson IMO isn't worth the criticism for just the reason you laid out. In this situation (Ferguson), the media really tied his hands. He had no choice but to weigh in on it, not only for political reasons, but for logical ones. Can you imagine how the press would be all over him if he didn't weigh in? The press in this country is a mystery. What they demand a response to is not usually what you think they should be demanding. The days of responsible journalism are long over, and unfortunately that now goes with the territory if you want to be POTUS.

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