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    Re: Baltimore Police: Gangs Enter Partnership to ‘Take-Out’ Officers [W:99]

    Some of the fuits of one of the most divisive Presidents in US History and one of the most race-obsessed Attorney Generals in US History.

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    Re: Baltimore Police: Gangs Enter Partnership to ‘Take-Out’ Officers [W:99]

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    The way I look at it the rioting has nothing to with culture. It is about incessant police brutality to the extreme so much so rival gangs has united against the police.
    And that's not good. Gang members are CRIMINALS. Are the cops, sometimes? Yes. So are these thugs.

    This has been brewing for a long time, and it's not going to end well.
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    Re: Baltimore Police: Gangs Enter Partnership to ‘Take-Out’ Officers [W:99]

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    Some of the fuits of one of the most divisive Presidents in US History and one of the most race-obsessed Attorney Generals in US History.
    You're a fucking idiot.
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    Re: Baltimore Police: Gangs Enter Partnership to ‘Take-Out’ Officers [W:99]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    You're a fucking idiot.
    Such a response says more about you than about me.

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    Re: Baltimore Police: Gangs Enter Partnership to ‘Take-Out’ Officers [W:99]

    Quote Originally Posted by LeoVlaming View Post
    Such a response says more about you than about me.
    If you're going to sit there, new guy, and blame Obama for something that has been brewing for decades, you're an ignorant idiot and I don't want a damn thing to do with you.

    If your first instinct is to make this into a partisan issue, you're an asshole.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Baltimore Police: Gangs Enter Partnership to ‘Take-Out’ Officers [W:99]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    And that's not good. Gang members are CRIMINALS. Are the cops, sometimes? Yes. So are these thugs.

    This has been brewing for a long time, and it's not going to end well.
    What is the police doing to quell the riots. Where are the water-cannons, tear gas etc.?

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    Re: Baltimore Police: Gangs Enter Partnership to ‘Take-Out’ Officers [W:99]

    Quote Originally Posted by RDS View Post
    The way I look at it the rioting has nothing to with culture. It is about incessant police brutality to the extreme so much so rival gangs has united against the police.
    Obviously, we don't know the voracity or details of this report.

    But the profundity of it was not lost on me, either.

    Wow - if true.

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    Re: Baltimore Police: Gangs Enter Partnership to ‘Take-Out’ Officers [W:99]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    In other words, people are angry because they're coming to the conclusion that things haven't changed all that much and police officers can still be violence against blacks without concern for any real punishment. When that happens, it leads to riots and it's not a white or black thing. It's a human thing. People riot and protest when they feel the state has not fulfilled its duties or lived up to its claims of reform. That is what I feel is happening here.
    Thank you too for a thoughtful post. But here when you say "people are angry," you need to distinguish between those who have gathered to protest for the purpose of demanding answers--overdue--about Freddie Gray and those who are destroying their own neighborhoods and trying to seize opportunities. They don't give a damn about Freddie Gray, and they're a distraction.

    It's not just Baltimore that needs answers--concerned citizens across the nation are troubled too and want to know how this young man came to die. This should be about Freddie Gray. There is no excuse for the rioting and looting, and I don't think that the people perpetrating these crimes are coming to any conclusions because they aren't thinking at all.

    I hope the presence of the National Guard will settle the situation down so that the good, decent people of Baltimore can rest easy in their own homes and not fear for their businesses.

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    Re: Baltimore Police: Gangs Enter Partnership to ‘Take-Out’ Officers [W:99]

    Quote Originally Posted by humbolt View Post
    Valerie is the boss. Hogan's Heroes will be the National Guard. They'll set up a perimeter, and let the cops deal with what's inside.
    Valerie is the Boss? What experience does she have running a city? What could she possibly know about being a Governor?

    Clearly she is a waste of time to talk to.....Hogan would have every Right to not deal with her and go straight to the source.

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    Re: Baltimore Police: Gangs Enter Partnership to ‘Take-Out’ Officers [W:99]

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    If you're going to sit there, new guy, and blame Obama for something that has been brewing for decades, you're an ignorant idiot and I don't want a damn thing to do with you.

    If your first instinct is to make this into a partisan issue, you're an asshole.
    You are right, not about the insulting part, but that we can't blame Obama for what has been festering for so long.
    Hopelessness, joblessness, frustration, anger, it eventually boils over, and we have had some significant triggers lately.
    Obama didn't cause the economy downfall etc by himself. Many before him are to blame as well. And Baltimore didn't turn into a disaster overnight. Look at its history.
    But I would agree with those who say that Obama has done very little to keep his promise of bridging the racial divide. People of color looked to him and others, hoping for the promised prosparity, but it never came.
    But all that aside, Obama, the esteemed civil rights leaders and the mayor of Baltimore can do something right now, something very important, by calling for calm and by taking a stand against unnecessary violence. He. they should make it clear to the community that violence is not the answer and that those who commit unnecessary violent acts, regardless of skin color or circumstance, will be punished.
    Many of us hear the plea and are sympathetic to those who want their voices heard, but seeing this violence hardens the heart.

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