It's getting harder and harder to feel sorry for these goons.
When you use rhetoric or arguments that are ridiculous/hyperbolic/outright false in nature it immedietely damages your credability and the credability of the argument you're trying to make. Even if that argument was ultimately a solid and legitimate one, your attempt to actually win people over to your argument or have it taken seriously is amazingly damaged when you are building said argument on a foundation of problematic statements.
My only point was that I see a very stark difference between pointing out instances of police "brutality" when they happen (or even trying to point out instances where it may be the case for closer look)...and pointing out instances of "brutality" by people of a particular race or religion.
In the first case, you're pointing out civil servents...people employed on the tax payer dime, that are there to do a job because we as citizens have tacitly agreed to the social contract that makes their job even exist, and who are part of the governmental structure that is supposed to be serving us. In the second case you're pointing out private citizens.
My point is simply that I see more legitimacy in protesting, or continually "pointing out", the former more so than the later.
At no point am I suggesting nor implying that the WAY some people protest or point out those things are right, nor that the notion of over exaggeration or outright lying regarding those protests is okay.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
Doesn't anybody have anything to say about post #66? I was hoping for more updated information that would support hypothesis A or B. I was hoping that here on DP people would have some sort of better info; in the Ukraine crisis threads often people from that area had compelling info/videos/pictures showing stuff that the regular media had yet not reported. This thread is discussing the general issues - race, police brutality, guns, etc. - but I haven't seen posts that have info or evidence that sheds more light on what happened.
Should I try to post another thread to ask these questions? I thought this thread was the right place to raise these points but apparently nobody is interested in debating the basic facts in this incident but are rather going into other more general directions.