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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
    Cmon now Ttwtt, you know if they put their left foot in. Then pull their left foot out. Put their left foot in again and shake it all about. Then they do the hokey pokey, laugh and shout, all know that's, what it's all about.
    I know that had to be hard to type without cracking up.

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

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    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 take issue with calling Charles Barkley a black leader.

    I don't think Barley could lead his dog to use the bathroom.

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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.
    Wouldn't that be segregation? Isn't segregation baaaaaaad?

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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'm not opposed to that idea at all. I agree with the premise completely.

    There's been a constant chant about how unbalanced the Ferguson PD is in terms of its racial markup. I've asked repeatedly (and never got the answer) why that is. Does anyone have evidence that blacks have been applying to be on the Ferguson PD for years but are being rejected? If there is blatant racism in the application process, that's something that needs to be addressed. But why is it that I suspect that blacks simply aren't applying to be on the Ferguson PD? There's been a rant about their mayor being white, but no matter where I looked, I've found no evidence that a black person ever ran for mayor there. They can fix these problems themselves....not sure why people aren't saying that.
    Contrary to what some would say (and I've seen it), there are good people in that community who know what's right and what's wrong. Even if they were simply advisors to the governmental bodies and police, it would go a long way to healing the problems in the community.

    Just take race out of the equation, and you've still got massive mistrust built up between the people of Ferguson and the police (and by extension, the government they represent). Something needs to be done about that, but I don't think anybody's got the nads to do it. People on both sides seem more like they want to play the "I'm right, you're wrong" game, which doesn't help anything at all.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Wouldn't that be segregation? Isn't segregation baaaaaaad?
    Well, we can't let them help their own community, can we? It would take away everybody's right to play "Biggest Victim" (left or right).


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I take issue with calling Charles Barkley a black leader.

    I don't think Barley could lead his dog to use the bathroom.



    Cmon now Mason. That's Sir Charles.....Right Guard, anything else would be uncivilized.


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

    they should do something that might help, like fund cameras for all police officers. i know the police don't like it much, but it is going to happen. there are just too many of these incidents where the officer has one account and someone else has another, and you just don't know who is telling the truth. just require the officers to wear cameras and pass the funding for it.

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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
    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.

    <snip>


    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.
    At first, I had a head shaking moment reading your post. Then I realized I had the whole thing wrong.

    What they were doing was illustrating what young blacks are doing in the moments before other young blacks murder them in the streets. Thousands and thousands die this way every year, so it's clear that is what they were trying to draw attention to.

    Obviously I must do a better job with my first reactions. It's obvious those three would not be ignoring such a tragic fact on the House floor.


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

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    I wonder how much a professional gets paid per post here?
    not sure about posters. staff gets paid in tears of fury, though. i use mine for vodka martinis in place of vermouth.

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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
    Cmon now Pero. Its just a family squabble.....once the little brothers and sisters of the Leftism are shown they are not the Big Brothers like they thought. All will get back to being Right.
    I doubt it.
    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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