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    Re: Darren Wilsonís first job was on a troubled police force disbanded by authorities

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    They shouldn't. The point is that these kinds of stories are irrelevant. This is just as irrelevant as the stories published about MB. It's all ugly.
    You think a story about Brown committing a robbery and strong arming a store clerk shortly before the incident in question is the same as a divorce or anything having to do with the officers mother?

    Do you not see the difference and connection one has and the other does not?

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    Re: Darren Wilsonís first job was on a troubled police force disbanded by authorities

    Quote Originally Posted by Texmex View Post
    Since when do you speak for others?
    You presumed to speak for others in the post right above this one. In reality, I knew most of the stuff about the police officer prior to this OP (saw it when I looked up the officer last week) and still know pretty much nothing about Michael Brown except that he had a scholarship to some college, was 18, and was a suspect in an alleged robbery that the police officer found out about a very short time after stopping him and his buddy for walking down the middle of the street. I don't honestly know why he was shot, but there is almost certainly some evidence somewhere that will give us a good picture of why, whether the reason was right or wrong that the cop had in doing so.
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    Re: Darren Wilsonís first job was on a troubled police force disbanded by authorities

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    But what if you hadn't been told in advance what was happening. Do you really think you'd read it the same way? Perhaps not. I read a completely different version of events before I saw it and I could see the influence it had on how I saw things.

    Even if it unfolded exactly the way conservative media has sold it, it's utterly irrelevant. It is in fact, no more relevant than these stories about his cop.

    The only thing that actually matters is what happened in that moment when he was shot.
    So you think they are the same, and not, in Browns case, a continuance of his criminal actions on that day.

    It is odd how far some people go to excuse criminals.

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    Re: Darren Wilsonís first job was on a troubled police force disbanded by authorities

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Yup. I myself couldn't care less about the officers parents, upbringing, or the whatnot. What interests me is the part that he was part of an entire police department that had to be fired due to racial tensions. You know things are bad when they have to start from the bottom up. Not saying Wilson himself contributed to any of the problems, but he didn't have to work for such a corrupt department.
    But he had to work.... right?

    People say these things like its so simple. Just quit. Who cares about housing, food, bills, etc. Just quit because its an evil evil place to work.

    Most people, especially those working for small town police departments... can't afford to just walk away from a decent paying job (better than most small town jobs) because there are those around them that suck.

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    Re: Darren Wilsonís first job was on a troubled police force disbanded by authorities

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    Or how about Brown's rap lyrics, they must be totally relevant considering we had multiple threads and posts about those.
    I posted one of those threads.
    And I posted it to discuss a topic separate of the shooting itself. Which I addressed. And was subsequently ignored. The Brown's rap lyrics deal had more to do with showing bias in the media than. Had nothing to do with the shooting.

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    Re: Darren Wilsonís first job was on a troubled police force disbanded by authorities

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    I think that the information regarding his police record his pertinent, however there is no reason to go and try to demonize the guy because of his home life. I also come from a family of divorce and have a family member that's been entangled with the law, does that make be a bad person as well?

    However, I also do think that much of the information being released about Brown is not pertinent either. We should be focusing on what occurred right before, during, and after Brown's shooting.
    And while you are right on the first point about the police department............... Unless a record from that department about Officer Wilson himself can be pulled, it is guilt by association, and should be taken with a grain of salt.

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    Re: Darren Wilsonís first job was on a troubled police force disbanded by authorities

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    Let me help you translate what the right means....

    Its okay to dig into the past of a minority to assassinate his /her character (Trayvon), but how dare you dig into the past of a white law enforcement officer!!! Have you no shame !!!!
    I don't care if anyone digs into his past..... maybe they can find something to put this whole "He did it cuz he is rassssist" thing to rest if they can't find anything relevant.

    But attempting to portray him as guilty of something via the actions of his family is wrong. As I was told in my interview for the police department I worked at for 7 years, "You can choose your friends, but you can't choose your family".

    As for the department he worked at......Who knows if he was part of the problem or not.... without a personnel file on him from that department, its just guilty by association. And frankly, expecting him to quit if he noticed the problem too is just dumb when you consider a man has bills to pay.

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    Re: Darren Wilsonís first job was on a troubled police force disbanded by authorities

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    I havent seen (or read) any 'stories' about MB. I only saw a video of him committing a crime. That's different IMO.
    I've seen them and read them.
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    Re: Darren Wilsonís first job was on a troubled police force disbanded by authorities

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    ??? A cop is taught to never assume someone is unarmed before searching them.

    I had a friend on NYPD condemned to the 'rubber gun squad' in Central Park because he assumed that...suspect ended up pulling a knife on a cop in the squad room.
    Then maybe that's one of the things we need to rethink
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    Re: Darren Wilsonís first job was on a troubled police force disbanded by authorities

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    Then maybe that's one of the things we need to rethink
    So you want to put lives at risk.

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