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    Sharpton praises South Carolina mayor where officer shot black man

    Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton on Sunday praised the mayor of a South Carolina town where a white patrolman was charged with murder after the fatal shooting of a black man and said that other officers there should face charges.

    Read the article here: http://news.yahoo.com/sharpto-preach...150058652.html

    Al Sharpton has never been one of my favorite people, but I do believe that he said a few good things in this case.

    Judge for yourself.

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    Re: Sharpton praises South Carolina mayor where officer shot black man

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    was charged with murder
    Charged with murder?
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    South Carolina shooting case will head to a grand jury
    South Carolina shooting case will head to a grand jury - LA Times


    And if he isn't charged with murder, race baiter sharpton will be singing a different tune.
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    Re: Sharpton praises South Carolina mayor where officer shot black man

    What was done is what should be done, regardless of racial identity of victim or officer.

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    Re: Sharpton praises South Carolina mayor where officer shot black man

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    What was done is what should be done, regardless of racial identity of victim or officer.


    As I understand it, that's basically the gist of what Sharpton said, which was surprisingly moderate coming from him. That's why I posted this thread.

    Maybe the man has learned something.

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    Re: Sharpton praises South Carolina mayor where officer shot black man

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    As I understand it, that's basically the gist of what Sharpton said, which was surprisingly moderate coming from him. That's why I posted this thread.

    Maybe the man has learned something.


    One can hope.

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    Re: Sharpton praises South Carolina mayor where officer shot black man

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Civil rights leader Reverend Al Sharpton on Sunday praised the mayor of a South Carolina town where a white patrolman was charged with murder after the fatal shooting of a black man and said that other officers there should face charges.

    Read the article here: http://news.yahoo.com/sharpto-preach...150058652.html

    Al Sharpton has never been one of my favorite people, but I do believe that he said a few good things in this case.

    Judge for yourself.
    It is a tough call. Saying a few good things in this case is one thing, but in the balance is so many other things he has said over the years for all sorts of events and issues. For this case it is somewhat refreshing to see Sharpton praise these actions but I agree with Goshin, the actions were warranted and would be still be warranted no matter the race of the officer or victim.

    I do think though that Sharpton went to far with his statements. From your article, Sharpton said it seemed providential that "way down in South Carolina, where we are still protesting the Confederate flag, that in the Deep South, a mayor and police chief did what we couldn't get mayors in the North and the Midwest to do." These are not apples to apples comparison cases here where we can blanket say all these events should have been handled the way the South Carolina case was.

    When you read all of what Sharpton says about these things you end up with a sense of ideology trumping reality for what really happened for each of these events. We have no choice but to take issue with these generalities, which means taking issue with Sharpton's usual habit of ensuring a conclusion for his own benefit.
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    Re: Sharpton praises South Carolina mayor where officer shot black man

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    As I understand it, that's basically the gist of what Sharpton said, which was surprisingly moderate coming from him. That's why I posted this thread.

    Maybe the man has learned something.

    Maybe the family telling Sharpton to stay home because they didn't want him there had something to do with his subdued response.
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    Re: Sharpton praises South Carolina mayor where officer shot black man

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
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    t is a tough call. Saying a few good things in this case is one thing, but in the balance is so many other things he has said over the years for all sorts of events and issues.
    For this case it is somewhat refreshing to see Sharpton praise these actions but I agree with Goshin, the actions were warranted and would be still be warranted no matter the race of the officer or victim.

    I do think though that Sharpton went to far with his statements. From your article, Sharpton said it seemed providential that "way down in South Carolina, where we are still protesting the Confederate flag, that in the Deep South, a mayor and police chief did what we couldn't get mayors in the North and the Midwest to do." These are not apples to apples comparison cases here where we can blanket say all these events should have been handled the way the South Carolina case was.

    When you read all of what Sharpton says about these things you end up with a sense of ideology trumping reality for what really happened for each of these events. We have no choice but to take issue with these generalities, which means taking issue with Sharpton's usual habit of ensuring a conclusion for his own benefit.

    I totally agree.

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    Re: Sharpton praises South Carolina mayor where officer shot black man

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    It is a tough call. Saying a few good things in this case is one thing, but in the balance is so many other things he has said over the years for all sorts of events and issues. For this case it is somewhat refreshing to see Sharpton praise these actions but I agree with Goshin, the actions were warranted and would be still be warranted no matter the race of the officer or victim.

    I do think though that Sharpton went to far with his statements. From your article, Sharpton said it seemed providential that "way down in South Carolina, where we are still protesting the Confederate flag, that in the Deep South, a mayor and police chief did what we couldn't get mayors in the North and the Midwest to do." These are not apples to apples comparison cases here where we can blanket say all these events should have been handled the way the South Carolina case was.

    When you read all of what Sharpton says about these things you end up with a sense of ideology trumping reality for what really happened for each of these events. We have no choice but to take issue with these generalities, which means taking issue with Sharpton's usual habit of ensuring a conclusion for his own benefit.


    I agree. What Sharpton is saying in that statement is that the only action he would accept in any of these cases is a murder charge, regardless of the evidence.
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    Re: Sharpton praises South Carolina mayor where officer shot black man

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    I agree. What Sharpton is saying in that statement is that the only action he would accept in any of these cases is a murder charge, regardless of the evidence.
    I haven't followed too closely the last couple of days...is there evidence which shows the cop didn't murder the unarmed black person who was running away from him?

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