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    Re: Justice Department tellsFerguson police tostopwearing bracelets

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    The U.S. Justice Department asked the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department on Friday to order its officers not to wear bracelets in support of the white policeman who shot to death a black teenager last month, sparking protests.

    Read the article here: http://news.yahoo.com/justice-depart...4135604.html35

    I don't know what you think but it looks to me like it will be a long time before there's ever any peace in Ferguson, Missouri.

    Basically what those cops are telling people is that they're going to do whatever they want to do.

    I don't believe that's going to bring people together.

    What do you think?
    I think I'll wait until all the evidence is made public before I pass judgment on either the officer or the deceased. Meanwhile, the police officers of Ferguson are free to express their views as they see fit.
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    Re: Justice Department tellsFerguson police tostopwearing bracelets

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Wrong.
    The individual/s wearing them actually demonstrate that they have fine judgement and support the correct side.
    So, as long as you agree with the police, wearing bracelets is fine. But if the police were supporting the wrong side, aka the side you disagree with, they'd be in the wrong.
    As you were already told.
    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    You have a wonderful way of taking pretty clear language presented to you and then twisting it into a narrative you want to disparage. That's fine, but it's a dishonest way to conduct a discussion if that's what you wanted rather than a vehicle to rant.

    You should have payed attention to CanadaJohn.


    As I did not intimate what you say I said, you again need to stop with the dishonesty.



    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    Of course, others might think something a bit more defensible would be for the cops to remain publicly neutral while in uniform and on duty so long as there is an active investigation and authorities (and/or perhaps a trial) are still sorting out the conflicting accounts. After all, if you changed your mind tomorrow, say some new evidence was uncovered, then the rightness or wrongness of the police would change.

    No, this is about the protestors taking offense. It is faux outrage, as the majority of their complaints are.
    There is absolutely nothing wrong with Officers wearing such a bracelet.

    Nor is there anything wrong with the Officers trying to protect themselves and family from protestor violence, as they can be identified through there badge number if there is any complaints that need to be made.
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    Re: Justice Department tellsFerguson police tostopwearing bracelets

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    The police, of all people, should never be the instigators of unrest or violence. Ever. Doesn't matter if the underlying reasons are right or wrong, the action of instigating is always wrong.
    Holy ****! They are not instigating anything.
    The faux outrage by the protestors is the problem here.


    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    The justice system, of which the police are an overall part in the sense that they're on the same side as the court system and those wanting to uphold civility and the law, should always portray an air of neutrality.

    Just because they show support for a fellow Officer does not mean they are not impartial to the actions of protestors.
    And secondly they should be showing a bias towards law enforcement, not neutrality or lawlessness.
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    Re: Justice Department tellsFerguson police tostopwearing bracelets

    Quote Originally Posted by JasperL View Post
    Quote someone because I haven't seen it. And I sure haven't made that claim.
    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    I disagree. Ferguson police officers have the right to be racist asses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Justice Department tellsFerguson police tostopwearing bracelets

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    Is it on the job with their uniforms?

    Then I understand what the dept is saying and the dept has the right to tell them what not to display while working.
    The department can't create policy, on the fly.
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Justice Department tellsFerguson police tostopwearing bracelets

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    every cop on the FPD is a racist?
    That was the what you accused others of alleging.

    The comment you quoted was about those officers wearing the bracelets. I don't think that's all of them, and the quote doesn't even allege that all of them wearing the bracelets, a subset of "every cop," is are racists, just a statement that those who are racists have that right.

    So try again, and I know you can't find me making that allegation. I'm as sure as it's possible to be that not all the Ferguson PD are racists.

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    Re: Justice Department tellsFerguson police tostopwearing bracelets

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    The U.S. Justice Department asked the Ferguson, Missouri Police Department on Friday to order its officers not to wear bracelets in support of the white policeman who shot to death a black teenager last month, sparking protests.

    Read the article here: http://news.yahoo.com/justice-depart...4135604.html35

    I don't know what you think but it looks to me like it will be a long time before there's ever any peace in Ferguson, Missouri.

    Basically what those cops are telling people is that they're going to do whatever they want to do.

    I don't believe that's going to bring people together.

    What do you think?
    I think the justice department should STFU. If people are free to support a possible scumbag who attacked a police officer then police are free to support someone who might have shot an innocent person.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Justice Department tellsFerguson police tostopwearing bracelets

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I think the justice department should STFU.
    If people are free to support a possible scumbag who attacked a police officer then police are free to support someone who might have shot an innocent person.


    People in the USA are free to do a lot of things. Not all of those things are good.

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    Re: Justice Department tellsFerguson police tostopwearing bracelets

    In what universe does shooting a black kid (guy) warrant a riot?

    If a cop shot and killed me tomorrow would any of you progressives even care? hell no you wouldn't.... You would probably call that "social justice"...

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    Re: Justice Department tellsFerguson police tostopwearing bracelets

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Who on this planet doesn't have authority to ask anyone to do something?
    They can ASK all they want, the answer should be NO.
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