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    Re: Wilson Leaves Lawn Half Mowed

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    That's probably true, but once you start making excuses for people's lives being threatened not because of a legal infraction gone unpunished but a moral one, you're in trouble.
    I agree. I was only taking except to the term "did the right thing", when the more precise approach would be he did "what was in his rights" There is a big difference. Wilson gets to live with what he did; and, if you believe as I do, will one day account for it.

    My problem is not so much with Wilson, its with all the people that think nothing of the fact that an unarmed 18 year old man, someone's son, ended up dead. They look past the tragedy of this and think its all "the right thing" to have happened. It amazes me how many trivialize the lives of others.... particularly inner city black males.
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    Re: Wilson Leaves Lawn Half Mowed

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    freedom of speech is something that can not censured. if one person is censured, everyone is.
    Endangering someone's life isn't protected by the 1st Amendment.
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    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: Wilson Leaves Lawn Half Mowed

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Endangering someone's life isn't protected by the 1st Amendment.
    if you give the government the power to censure someone for endangering someone's life, it is only a matter of time until they start to abuse that power.
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    Re: Wilson Leaves Lawn Half Mowed

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Let us not confuse the idea that he was in his rights with doing the right thing..... He may have been within his rights; but he killed an unarmed man, that is rarely doing "the right thing."

    I am sure a ton of people could speculate about a number of things Wilson could have done differently to prevent the death of an unarmed man. That level of second guessing was never a subject to the investigation.
    He killed a man that had assaulted him and was trying to take his gun away from him.

    It boils down to one thing: If Brown hadn't gotten the, "that white mother****er ain't gona tell me what to do", attitude, he would be alive right now.

    You can't blame Wilson for protecting himself.
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    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: Wilson Leaves Lawn Half Mowed

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    if you give the government the power to censure someone for endangering someone's life, it is only a matter of time until they start to abuse that power.
    So, yelling fire in a crowded building should be legal?
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    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: Wilson Leaves Lawn Half Mowed

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, yelling fire in a crowded building should be legal?
    are you comfortable making the government the judge of what is considered dangerous speech?
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    Re: Wilson Leaves Lawn Half Mowed

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    are you comfortable making the government the judge of what is considered dangerous speech?
    Oh, now you want the any kind of speech protected? No government?
    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: Wilson Leaves Lawn Half Mowed

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Considering the number of resignations it's pretty clear that people on the hill and Wall street avoid investigation simply because of the positions they hold.
    Okay, which has nothing to do with stop and frisk.
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    Re: Wilson Leaves Lawn Half Mowed

    Quote Originally Posted by OldWorldOrder View Post
    Okay, which has nothing to do with stop and frisk.
    If you're going to make the assumption that there's very little crime on Wall Street or capitol hill then yes, I bet crime statistics would increase if they were subjected to it. In the instance of new york there were times when the cops were literally making up **** to justify arrests. I'd love to see your reaction if McConnell or Boehner were arrested on a trumped up drug charge.
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    Re: Wilson Leaves Lawn Half Mowed

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    The the police arrest more black people in relation to their percentage of the population does not necessarily mean that crime is overrepresented in the black community. When was the last time they stop and frisked Wall Street and Capitol Hill whites when they were out on the streets of Georgetown?
    Your problem is that you'd rather believe a lie if its more pleasant. Blacks commit more crime, violent and non violent. Until you can admit that, everything else is just going to seem like one big injustice to you.

    Guess what? I want cops where the crime is. If you were color blind instead of making (racist) excuses for one "victim" group or another you'd say the same.

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