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    Re: Democrats take to House floor in ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ Ferguson protest

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    Actually, I tend to think we should let communities police themselves. If the African-American communities policed themselves, it takes race out of the equation entirely.
    Heya 88. Hows that work for Arabs? Sorry I just don't think they can handle their extremists, and we don't need tunnel rats scurrying about, knowwhatImean.

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    Re: Democrats take to House floor in ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ Ferguson protest

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    A handful of Democrats took to the House floor to protest the lack of an indictment in the shooting of an unarmed teen in Ferguson — raising their arms to their chest and displaying open palms in a “Hands up, don’t shoot” gesture.

    Among the congressional members to send the not-so-subtle message of alliance with St. Louis-area protesters late Monday night were New York’s Hakeem Jeffries and Yvette Clarke, as well as Texas’ Al Green.

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    Ferguson protest: Hakeen Jeffries, Yvette Clarke, Al Green go 'Hands up, don't shoot' on House floor - Washington Times

    Saw this on Morning Joe's show (complete with pictures of the idiots doing it). He's about to boil over. This is day 2 of his rants about the idiots who are perpetuating the lie that the PD shoots people whose hands are raised in surrender.

    Nice. Now our lawmakers are doing this? And this is supposed to help the current situation in Ferguson....how?

    You want to object to the GJ's decision....fine. I get that and while I disagree, I support it. But to see lawmakers intentionally carrying on a lie and implying that the police officers shot Brown while he was in surrender is disgusting. But except for Joe Scarborough and a few right wingers, nobody will call them to task for this.
    Weren't those congress members part of the Congressinal Black Caucus that has no black Repbulicans?


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    Re: Democrats take to House floor in ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ Ferguson protest

    I don't consider it a bad thing that our lawmakers are finally taking an interest in civil liberties and such. If what results from this is de-militarized police, body cameras to protect both cop and citizen from false allegations, stricter rules regarding how laws are enforced, and so on, then I see it as nothing but progress regardless of my personal opinion on the Ferguson incident. If it takes a police shooting that never passed the grand jury to usher in reform, so be it.

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    Re: Democrats take to House floor in ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ Ferguson protest

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    I don't consider it a bad thing that our lawmakers are finally taking an interest in civil liberties and such. If what results from this is de-militarized police, body cameras to protect both cop and citizen from false allegations, stricter rules regarding how laws are enforced, and so on, then I see it as nothing but progress regardless of my personal opinion on the Ferguson incident. If it takes a police shooting that never passed the grand jury to usher in reform, so be it.
    What part of 'militarized' policing do you have a problem with? (Understanding that that was specifically NOT something the administration advocates).

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    Re: Democrats take to House floor in ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ Ferguson protest

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    I don't consider it a bad thing that our lawmakers are finally taking an interest in civil liberties and such. If what results from this is de-militarized police, body cameras to protect both cop and citizen from false allegations, stricter rules regarding how laws are enforced, and so on, then I see it as nothing but progress regardless of my personal opinion on the Ferguson incident. If it takes a police shooting that never passed the grand jury to usher in reform, so be it.
    When were the police militarized? What does that have to do with Ferguson?
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    Re: Democrats take to House floor in ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ Ferguson protest

    Amazing. It's the first time I've heard of congress people engaging in showboating.

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    Re: Democrats take to House floor in ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ Ferguson protest

    Quote Originally Posted by 1750Texan View Post
    Who said there was a concerted effort to "Help things in Ferguson"?

    The continuing civil protest of "Hands up, Don't Shoot" has nothing to do with the GJ action or Ferguson in particular. Anyone that has a problem with the protests can go kick rocks.
    It is the exercise of one of the oldest tricks in the book being played out right before your eyes.... "Repeat a lie enough times and people will start to believe it"

    Can you bring yourself to say, out loud, that Brown didn't raised his hands in surrender? Bet you can't...

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    Re: Democrats take to House floor in ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ Ferguson protest

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    I don't consider it a bad thing that our lawmakers are finally taking an interest in civil liberties and such. If what results from this is de-militarized police, body cameras to protect both cop and citizen from false allegations, stricter rules regarding how laws are enforced, and so on, then I see it as nothing but progress regardless of my personal opinion on the Ferguson incident. If it takes a police shooting that never passed the grand jury to usher in reform, so be it.
    So it doesn't bother you that Obama and the democrats only ever respond to shootings when they can get some political points out of it?

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    Re: Democrats take to House floor in ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ Ferguson protest

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Texas has suffered the blunt of Obama's radicalism. So you're shooting the bird at your own state.

    Please pack your bags and get the **** out.
    I am also a Texan who thinks you are wrong. It's the conservatives who have given the bird to this state. But believe me, as soon as I am able to pack my bags and leave the state the better, and I was born here!

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    Re: Democrats take to House floor in ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ Ferguson protest

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    I don't consider it a bad thing that our lawmakers are finally taking an interest in civil liberties and such. If what results from this is de-militarized police, body cameras to protect both cop and citizen from false allegations, stricter rules regarding how laws are enforced, and so on, then I see it as nothing but progress regardless of my personal opinion on the Ferguson incident. If it takes a police shooting that never passed the grand jury to usher in reform, so be it.

    Oh I think its a bad thing that we have Politicians that are this stupid.

    These are the same people that had the wool pulled over their eyes by Fidel Castro when they were invited to visit Cuba a while back.

    Politicians that are this moronic represent a substantial threat.

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