"Half full or half empty doesn't matter. What matters is, you've only got half a glass...so what are you going to do about it?" - Me
Communities filled with people that are prone to false narratives and political narratives leads to Communities that are one allegation of Police brutality away from full on riots.
I think unemployment in Baltimore in that area is around 40 percent , with a drop put rate of nearly 50 percent.
In the case of Ferguson it was riot first, ask questions later. Thanks to the response from the White House, and all the press attention idiots like Al Sharpton received the narrative of " Systemic racial bias " and so called unchecked Police aggression has grown into a huge issue.
Obama qmd Holders response to Ferguson, to a LIE ( Hands Up Dont Shoot ) was to pass out a list to local Police departments on " How not to be a racist ".
That says it all.
A few things to note here:
1- Since when have you been so interested in what potential criminals have to say ya liberal?
2- The report from the prosecutor claims that he was not buckled in and because you know he was having an asthma attack probably was gasping for air and trying to get the attention of the officers.
3- There is no step 3! There is no step 3!
"We’re going to close the unproductive tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. In theory, some of those loopholes were understandable, but in practice they sometimes made it possible for millionaires to pay nothing, while a bus driver was paying ten percent of his salary, and that’s crazy." -Reagan
"The law is reason, free from passion."
Take Ferguson. Forget the death and the riots, but look at the background. Here you had a majority black community with a massive majority white police force and local government, and a municipality that gets most of its income from "fines" against its own citizens.. not from taxes, but fines for supposedly breaking the law in some way. This pattern is getting more and more popular across the US and is specifically targeting lower and middle classes who often get into a debt trap.. a simple 10 dollar fine can quickly explode to hundreds if not thousands of dollars because of the way the system is built up. John Oliver had a great expose on this a few weeks ago and from my own friends and family in the US, they all agree that this is happening.
So since the black community is historically relatively poorer overall than the white, then it is no wonder that they feel hunted and abused by the authorities and that there is zero respect for them.
Remember this thing called the American revolution and why it happened? Abuse by the ruling authority... yes it can be compared.
Some blame the Police but I think there's more to this issue.
Poverty follows crime and the other way around so, inner city residents are going to have more confrontations with the Police and the poor excuse for Schools that inner City area kids are subjected to and the high drop out rates means inner city residents are going to be more sucseptible to narratives and empty promises from Politicians.
Police are human beings, and we're innately imperfect so there's nothing anyone can do to completely stop Police brutality completely.
The assumption of Police brutality is even more impossible to stop.
I don't think this is a fixable problem. These people keep electing Progressives who keep perpetuating the narrative that these people are victims of some nameless , faceless entity that they have no power over.
That their circumstance are no fault of their own and if of only the Government had more power to implement " equity " and " justice " their problems would be solved. " Social and Economic justice " based on arbitrary definitions that promise things that are impossible to deliver only create more poverty and mediocrity.
Progressivess raise taxes and placate the Dependant and that drives out investment and anyone else who can afford to move leaving a population whos unemoyed, impoverished and desperate.
Riots on every news channel is a deterrent for new investment and I think the Mayor of Baltimore had a initiative where she was going to convince 50 k residents to move back to Baltimore ?
Lol...good luck with that after publicly disclosing your policy of giving rioters room to " destroy ".
The worst possible thing she could do was to bring in Al Sharpton. This lets every Company and or developer know to stay the hell out of thaf area.
Last edited by Fenton; 05-02-15 at 02:43 PM.
Although id not agree with all of your points, I do agree with some of them. If, as you say, the problem isn't fixable, then why does it matter who is elected?
Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:
These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.