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Ummmm... he said black men didn't trust the police. That is a fact. However, it doesn't show he said cops are there to harass black people.Here a couple of his latest comments speaking to the NAACP.
“In too many communities around the country, a gulf of mistrust exists between local residents and law enforcement. Too many young men of color feel targeted by law enforcement,” adding “Guilty of walking while black or driving while black; judged by stereotypes that fuel fear and resentment and hopelessness.”
Ummm... yes, that's a fact.“We know that statistically, in everything from enforcing drug policy to applying the death penalty to pulling people over there are significant racial disparities, that’s just the statistics.”
It seems you can't show us where he said cops are there to harass black men. Instead, he described why it is minorities don't trust law enforcement and is due to the fact that there are demonstrable disparities in the treatment of racial groups when it comes to law enforcement and treatment by the law. That's not the same as saying cops are there to harass black people. That's your claim about what he said and so far you haven't substantiated it yet.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK
I'm surprised it took this long for someone to find away to make this about Obama.
Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.
Look, that kind of disagreement is why there needed to be an investigation and if Garner had allowed that investigation to happen he likely wouldn't have been restrained. It's just that simple. If he REALLY thought that the cops were harassing him all he had to do was let things go, get names of the cops and find a lawyer to help him sue for harassment.
There appears to be a good informal rule-of-thumb to be adopted here.
It's quite simple too.
If an incident such as this occurs and you have to know the race of the protagonists before you decide if you should care, then you can use some self-reflection because your motives aren't pure.