I wasn't aware of any of these except the Rodney King beating and the riots that followed. The atmosphere seems to have worsened as time has gone on, though, but I suppose that's to be expected as many children are growing up hearing about all the resentment that has built up over the years about racial "inequality." What was the excuse for all the looting, raping and lawlessness after Katrina, though? That was an act of nature, and the black mayor of New Orleans, Ray Nagin, made the decision not to use the school buses to help get people out in time. Is it only the legal system in this country that they object to, or what is the problem? We are all expected to follow the law, and if we don't, no matter what color we are, we will suffer the consequences!
Of course not as I said my mistake.Surely you're not equating this peaceful protest with the riots in Missouri?
Yes many would rather see revenge than justice because that would validate their ignorant position.And no, I don't think this about reopening the case in Mo., though surely many would welcome that.
That is a true problem and protests born out of ignorance will not do much for a real solution to that issue.This is about the larger issue of racial profiling and distrust between the community and the police force.
I would imagine what you say has something to do with it. It's been 160 years since the civil war ended. But there is still a lack of trust between some of the blacks and some of the whites. I think the mob mentality takes over at times. People do things that they would never even think of doing unless they become part of the mob. I read someplace on the web that there was 7,000 black on black homicides last year. I wonder where the outrage was for those. Or is it perfectly okay and accepted?
I'm like a fish out of water here, in the military which consisted of 46 years of my life there was never the animosity between the races. But if one showed some, we could discharge them, kick them out of the service. One can't do that in the civilian world.
Perhaps having a police force that looks like the community that it is protecting could be an answer. Having the police live in the community that it is the police force of may also help. I just don't know. One thing is for sure, we are still a divided nation when it comes to race. Perhaps our elected leaders have a lot to do with that with their divide and conquer strategy in search for votes. I have been ranting on that for quite a long while. Dividing us into groups, pitting one group against another and actually making one group hate another in the search for votes.
But I do believe Lincoln when he said, "A house divided can not stand." Right now it seems this nation is that house.
Early voting in Georgia. On the 20th of October this old Goldwater conservative voted against both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton by casting my vote for Gary Johnson. Neither Trump or Clinton belong within a million miles of the Oval Office.
Common Sense from Chris Rock
You can dance without a lawyer
Blacks make up 16% of the US population yet commit 49% of all homicides. Should we level that against all black people?
Should we be rioting in the streets and burning down businesses whenever a black person isn't indicted for murder because "hey, look at all the other black murderers! How can this one be innocent!?"
The trouble is that the Mike Brown shooting and the response to it follows precisely that same monstrous logic. "Hey, cops murder black people. Darryl Wilson is a cop! Therefore, Darryl Wilson is guilty of murder, forget the evidence!"
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.
Reagan was right.
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