Blue Code of Silence.
Then we whites can all shake our heads and blame black people for being forced to live in slums with no jobs, where the local schools are sunk by how this country funds education (through property taxes of the local community, i.e. the slum) and where the streets are full of desperate impoverished, uneducated people doing their best to stay afloat.
Last edited by brothern; 12-04-14 at 01:41 PM.
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Putting in real perspective... if a police officer says someone - whose name they didn't even take - told him the parking meter you were at was expired when you drove away - later multiple police officers could attack you without warning, throw you to the concrete, one put his full body weight on your head into the concrete, another his body weight on your back, while chocking you...
... as their method of informing you that you are under arrest and to prevent you from resisting that arrest.
People who are extreme police junkies like that are very, very frightened people. They want a total police state of absolute police powers because they are so very afraid themselves. Nor can they tolerate any person is doesn't share their level of terror and submissiveness.
Let's play the real vs. fake game! If what you consider to be a threat doesn't match up to the narrative apologists want, it's not really a threat.However, it's a risk, because most folks really don't know what they're talking about when they say they were assaulted by police. If it turns out, which is likely, that the police are doing their legitimate duty, then you go down hard for resisting.
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
Evidence? Early in the video I saw, the cop said that he saw him sell something to someone in a red shirt indicating this wasn't just a guy that thought he was getting randomly jumped by a guy/group of guys that were also cops, but rather they were stopping and questioning him about some illegal activity. This doesn't mean that the cops didn't lie or weren't making it up, but it does mean that they could provide evidence that they had at least a reasonable suspicion he was involved in something illegal, which gives them reason to detain, which he was resisting, giving them reason to attempt arrest, without necessarily requiring immediate announcement of that arrest.
"A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt
Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.
Heya CB. Oh, and here they do say he swatted their arms away, huh? I'll bet the 23 Jurors saw that as resisting.
Because everytime you see me, you want to harass me. You want to stop me [garbled] Selling cigarettes. I'm minding my business, officer, I'm minding my business. Please just leave me alone. I told you the last time, please just leave me alone." Garner swatted their arms away, saying, "Don't touch me, please." He was then put in a chokehold or headlock from behind by officer Daniel Pantaleo, in order to be subdued.....
Yes, there appears to be a new wave of "victimization" in this country. In the 60's we were trying to overcome adversity. Sure, people advocated for the rights of women and the rights of blacks but there was a general presumption that blacks and women would also strive to overcome those things that were holding them back. It was a two sided effort.
However, at that same time there arose an academic cadre that discovered that there was a lot of power and money to be had in "victim assistance". If you were a good "victim's advocate" or "community organizer" you could get a whole lot of say in how much money the government should provide to assist the cause of equality. You could also have a lot of say in how and to whom that money got distributed.
It wasn't too long after that realization that it became apparent to some that all these people that were being helped made up one heck of a bloc of voters and how better to secure votes than by the old carrot and stick routine? You could hand out "assistance" with one hand but there would always be the understanding that disagreement with the system would mean that assistance would be at risk.
The last revelation in the chain was that if this voting bloc could be expanded quite a bit if only more people were victims of "inequality" and needed assistance. That's where we are now. There is a MASSIVE effort to get people to believe that they are victims of something. Blacks are supposed to be victims of whites. Gays are supposed to be victims of straights. Atheists are supposed to be victims of theists. Blondes are victims of brunettes. Everyone is a victim of corporations and government is a victim of the people.
Welcome to the 21st Century!!!
It's not what I pictured but it seems to be what I have to deal with.
In addition, while keeping in mind that none of us have seen the testimony or evidence presented to the grand jury, it's stunning that the prosecutor was unable to secure an indictment.
I certainly see why people are upset that the indictment was declined.