Seriously, if you can't recognize that what happened after the Brown shooting was only the spark, then you've entirely missed the real point of all the protests. It's not as if the protesters didn't say early on WHY the reaction was so explosive. I heard and read a number of interviews with those in the community and the story was always the same - the shooting was merely the last straw. To be fair, the national media is lazy and doesn't do nuance very well because it's all got to fit into a sound bite of 90 seconds or so, and so they focused almost entirely on the shooting, but the people doing actual reporting from that area had the story right long ago, and nothing in the report should be a surprise to any of them.
If you're actually interested, take a few minutes and at least skim it. Then a lot of this discussion will begin to make sense if you have anything like an open mind and any concern at all about police misconduct.
It's hard for them to defend a city that collects an average of $600 per person per year from police/county fines to pay for their departments.
Notice that technique today as McCain says the Senate was too hasty with the Cotton letter so as to get out of town before a snowstorm.
What they did was take the eyes off of what they thought was the Hillary prize--her emails .
Chemists Have Solutions .
The 2nd amendment proposes the arming of the populace in order to prevent the state from abusing its power. Well, this situation is what the exercision of that right looks like in this day and age. Armed citizens rebelling against state abuse. Government tyranny is not a civil war between standing armies, military vs militia, it is the abjection of our citizens by representatives of the state. This is the very reason why many on the right have fought so hard to keep firearms, and it seems that many of them don't even recognize it.
"Education is the only thing you can do that will change society. Everything else is just a band-aid." - Jacqueline de Chollet
"Boys will be boys. But boys will not be president." - Ronald Regan
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
You consistently post as a rightist GOP--common on DP.I'm not a republican
I call you phony Libertarian RIPOs--Republicans In Posting Only
You accused my brothers of being racist.you do yourself a disservice when you suggest I am.
We are Sons of the American Legion and my Dad was 22 years in the Air Force--8 more years in Civil Service.
You did your own Air Force service a disservice by accusing us of being racists--extension to my Dad.
I did ask a GOP; I asked YOU--you were dishonest and denied who you were.You would have to ask a republican.
You have now entered the BIL Zone .
Chemists Have Solutions .