Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
The shooter was on facebook. His page is currently inaccessible at this time but some folks did glean some telling tidbits.
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Horse sense is the thing a horse has which keeps it from betting on people. ~W.C. Fields
As to the sheriff that appeared on Fox, I have no reason to question his integrity or honesty, but a couple of points about what he said. First, he seems like a no BS kind of sheriff. Any bets that the SUPERVISORS under that guy don't feel comfortable sending "disgusting" (his word) racist emails along to their colleagues at work and if they do, they best prepare for a world class chewing out in that guy's office? I'm sorry, but when the tone from the top is casual racism is fine, that just does matter especially in a town, the people you are paid to SERVE, is majority black.
Second, the whole interview was no better than what right wingers are doing on this thread, which is some version of "We can all ignore the report and race issues in America because....HOLDER!!!" The sheriff says he thinks Holder believes ALL white cops are "stone cold racists." There's no evidence that's true and even IF true, not a defense of what is included in the report. It was a pretty disappointing interview to be honest. I'd bet the guy has good things to say on the subject but all he did express was a fairly transparent contempt for Holder. Nothing inherently wrong with that, but the problems with the black community and the FPD didn't start with Holder, so condemning him adds really nothing to the conversation.
Such a shame, too..... Poor guy might have tried to kill someone, missed, and then might get 'unfairly' prosecuted for trying to kill police. Booo hooo
No. But that apparently doesn't matter to some people. There were only two expert shots to the head, aimed to kill or injure two officers, and I'd say the message was sent. It was not a "disagreement" with a third party, because the shooter was too accurate in his shots, IMO, and the "third party" would have suffered the same injuries as the policemen, if there were a "third party!" Let's dispense with the Bull****! It's not believable....
I saw the video and heard the shots. The gunman must have been pretty close. I'd guess he was no more than the other side of the street and was probably on a car. The idea that it was anything other than attempted murder is conspiracy fodder.