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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by CRUE CAB View Post
    Oh, ok. Maybe they beat up some cops on the way to the stadium.
    That's better.

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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Nonsense. This is 100% about Brown. What other "hands in the air" case are they referencing? Why was this not done before the Brown non-indictment?
    It refers to privilege/injustice, no matter one case.


    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Good on them. They won't have any problem if the white Rams come out on the field next week with their hands formed as if they are holding guns and shooting at the crowd in support of Office Wilson.
    I don't think that works in 'support' of police.

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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Real question:

    Who right now is at work, and on this site making political statements?

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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by JoeTrumps View Post
    if they are doing it WHILE they are doing their jobs then yes, they should be condemned. Have never heard of that happening.
    those same players could show up to an Obama rally wearing their jerseys and I wouldn't have a problem with it. but that's not what happened. they made their "political statement" using airtime the NFL provided. Big difference, wouldn't you agree?
    They made an official statement as police officers. They are using their job as a bullhorn to forward their political point of view abut someone else's protest. There is no difference. The NFL can try to bypass the union and discipline these players if the so choose, but the players did nothing inappropriate. Also, those players earned that exposure by being exceptional at their jobs.

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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    As with the Rams and their phoney protest, the whole Ferguson thing is the pot calling the kettel black.

    Has anyone in the major media stopped to think: Maybe Michael Brown tried to kill the cop because Wilson was a White man?

    Now, most know Mr. Brown was a thug who stole cigars and pushed non-black people around, and that he wrote and attempted to sing very nasty rap "tunes."

    But is there any evidence to disprove that Mr. Brown was not a black racist? Was he not part of the racially exclusive Crips gang? Did he not sing their music, wear their clothes and make make their gang signs?

    Did Mr. Brown have any non-Black friends? Did he belong to any diverse social group in high school?

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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    The NFL declined the union's call to action anyway.

    Story over.
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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    So, it's ok for the rams to make a political statement, but not ok for another organization to come out with thier own political statement condemning it?
    I think both statements are fine.

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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by GhostlyJoe View Post
    They made an official statement as police officers. They are using their job as a bullhorn to forward their political point of view abut someone else's protest. There is no difference. The NFL can try to bypass the union and discipline these players if the so choose, but the players did nothing inappropriate. Also, those players earned that exposure by being exceptional at their jobs.
    Let's say the KKK decides that a cocked finger is the new symbol for "the black kid got what he deserved". So you would fully support an exceptional white football player coming out with his finger cocked in the air. Good to know.
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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by jet57 View Post
    But the P.O's association didn't run onto the field. They made a supportive statement about their officer's in the propper place for such a statement.

    Had the players lined up in a press conference to raise up their hands, they would receive at least my support. People and businesses pay a lot of money to see anad sponsor a professional sporting event in a politically neutral setting, and it's politically neutral for a reason.
    Your objection makes no sense. There is no "proper place" for speech. There are potential consequences of speech, but NFL says its not taking action. So there you go. The players were perfectly within their rights and there will be no direct reprimand for their speech.

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    re: The St. Louis Rams’ ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Protest [W:256]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Let's say the KKK decides that a cocked finger is the new symbol for "the black kid got what he deserved". So you would fully support an exceptional white football player coming out with his finger cocked in the air. Good to know.
    I absolutely would not support that. But I would support the players' right to make political speech. I oppose any government sanction against that player. However, that player would face severe consequences from teammates, the league, the team, the media and likely sponsors as well. I would support those consequences, too.

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