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

    The political theatrics going on up in DC must be a good show, perhaps they should start selling tickets.
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    Re: Democrats take to House floor in ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ Ferguson protest

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Mornin TB. Charles Barkley has been sounding off about it too.


    Why Charles Barkley supports the Ferguson grand jury decision.....

    Former NBA star Charles Barkley recently called Ferguson looters "scumbags," praised police officers who work in black neighborhoods, and said he supports the decision made by the grand jury not to indict officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown shooting. "The true story came out from the grand jury testimony," Barkley said, adding that he was made aware of "key forensic evidence, and several black witnesses that supported Officer Darren Wilson’s story..." He continued, "I can’t believe anything I hear on television anymore. And, that’s why I don’t like talking about race issues with the media anymore, because they (the media) love this stuff, and lead people to jump to conclusions. The media shouldn’t do that. They never do that when black people kill each other. "

    And in a marked departure from other prominent black leaders who have questioned tactics used by officers and, in some cases, accused officers of racial profiling and outright racism, Barkley supported police officers, especially those who work in black neighborhoods.

    “[W]e have to be really careful with the cops, because if it wasn’t for the cops we would be living in the Wild, Wild West in our neighborhoods," he said. "We can’t pick out certain incidentals that don’t go our way and act like the cops are all bad.... Do you know how bad some of these neighborhoods would be if it wasn't for the cops?”.....snip~

    Why Charles Barkley supports the Ferguson grand jury decision
    I love his Wild, Wild West comment. How right he is about that.

    Cops aren't perfect. There are bad cops. Just like there are wicked people in nursing homes who abuse the elderly, and foster parents who take in kids and lock them up in closets while starving them. Can anyone on here or anywhere else say these are the norm rather than the exception? Nope.

    Isolate and punish the bad cops. Toss the book at them and humiliate them for their malfeasance. But to perpetuate the false narrative that it's a systematic issue that cops are shooting people with their hands up in surrender is not only disingenuous, it's downright dangerous. And when you have lawmakers doing it, it's worse. These clowns should be above this. But they aren't, apparently.

    Charles Barkley made a lot of sense there.
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    Re: Democrats take to House floor in ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ Ferguson protest

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    The only idiots missing from the spectacle were the Dem who is worried about Guam capsizing and the criminal Charlie Rangel, who were also re-elected by overwhelming majorities.
    I think there might be one more. Apparently some are unable to appreciate the distinction between criticizing the method of protest without criticizing the right to protest.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I love his Wild, Wild West comment. How right he is about that.

    Cops aren't perfect. There are bad cops. Just like there are wicked people in nursing homes who abuse the elderly, and foster parents who take in kids and lock them up in closets while starving them. Can anyone on here or anywhere else say these are the norm rather than the exception? Nope.

    Isolate and punish the bad cops. Toss the book at them and humiliate them for their malfeasance. But to perpetuate the false narrative that it's a systematic issue that cops are shooting people with their hands up in surrender is not only disingenuous, it's downright dangerous. And when you have lawmakers doing it, it's worse. These clowns should be above this. But they aren't, apparently.

    Charles Barkley made a lot of sense there.

    Another thing that he mentioned......What was AL Sharpton doing in the White House meeting with BO and his Team? He doesn't belong there. He is no leader.

    Both Jesse Jackson and Sharptones need to be grilled over their involvement with this case. All the while pointing out about the racism between blacks and Hispanics and when are they going to start dealing with that problem rather than run away from it.

    Emphasis should always be placed on them running away, avoiding, hiding.....as well as using Civil Rights issues to live High off the Hog.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MMC View Post
    Another thing that he mentioned......What was AL Sharpton doing in the White House meeting with BO and his Team? He doesn't belong there. He is no leader.

    Both Jesse Jackson and Sharptones need to be grilled over their involvement with this case. All the while pointing out about the racism between blacks and Hispanics and when are they going to start dealing with that problem rather than run away from it.

    Emphasis should always be placed on them running away, avoiding, hiding.....as well as using Civil Rights issues to live High off the Hog.
    I too want to know exactly why Al Sharpton keeps having the opportunity to meet with Obama, and why Obama is stupid enough to do it.

    Al Sharpton is a dangerous man and a proven liar, racist and instigator. It's disgusting that Obama isn't being called out on that. There is no excuse whatsoever for him to grant Sharpton any time and influence.
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    Re: Democrats take to House floor in ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ Ferguson protest

    Very depressing. We call them leaders and they constantly show us they are running for school government. This is why the states need more power.
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    Re: Democrats take to House floor in ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ Ferguson protest

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    I am truly shocked that a politician would lie in order to gain political advantage.
    I wouldn't be. Almost all politicians will do almost anything to get a political advantage. I expected this and more. Most politicians are leeches anyway.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    I am truly shocked that a politician would lie in order to gain political advantage.
    I know, a Republican never plays a political gesture. It's a well established fact that they are above such things.

    [sarcasm off]


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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Yet another in a seemingly endless series of threads put forth from folks pretending to center their faux ideology around liberty and freedom but who seem to spend most of their free time lately criticizing the exercise of just that.
    'Lie, Lie, Lie': Scarborough Blasts 'Hands-up' Congressmen
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    Re: Democrats take to House floor in ‘Hands up, don’t shoot’ Ferguson protest

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I too want to know exactly why Al Sharpton keeps having the opportunity to meet with Obama, and why Obama is stupid enough to do it.

    Al Sharpton is a dangerous man and a proven liar, racist and instigator. It's disgusting that Obama isn't being called out on that. There is no excuse whatsoever for him to grant Sharpton any time and influence.
    Yep, why worry about the black unemployment rate being twice that of whites when Obama is now trying to protect thugs from abuse by the police?
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    Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

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