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    Re: Black man's killing by police shakes La. town

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Too early to tell. But then again this is Louisiana and these are cops. But whatever happens the odds don't look good for the dead man. Just sayin'.
    What would make for "good odds" for the dead man?

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    Re: Black man's killing by police shakes La. town

    Very ungentlemanly of you to not tell us where you live, Hatuey.

    It sorta makes you a troll.

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    Re: Black man's killing by police shakes La. town

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    We entrust the police to protect us. We MUST trust that they do the right thing, and give the investigative arms time to work.
    Nope, that is foolish. Those granted power must be held very accountable and kept a very close eye on. Vague trust is not enough. Power corrupts and it certainly does the police from what I know. A tight rein is the only way to approach such a service.
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    Re: Black man's killing by police shakes La. town

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    No. It's just a redneck hellhole.
    That's an oxymoron.

    At they're never heard of lattes......
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    Re: Black man's killing by police shakes La. town

    Quote Originally Posted by UtahBill View Post
    But by no means should we give the Obama administration any time, right?
    Oh hell no. He could actually **** up the whole country for ALL of us.

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    Re: Black man's killing by police shakes La. town

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    We entrust the police to protect us. We MUST trust that they do the right thing, and give the investigative arms time to work.
    Maybe you do. Anyone wearing a badge and carrying a gun should never be trusted.

    As for protection.....yeah, right, sure they are.

    Reality check: When seconds matter most, the police are just minutes away.

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    Re: Black man's killing by police shakes La. town

    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow
    Heart of the story:

    "Police said Monroe was shot after he pointed a gun at them, though no one claims Monroe fired shots. Friends and family said he was holding a bottle of sports water. They accuse police of planting a gun he owned next to his body"

    You're not supposed to point guns at cops.

    Those trigger happy sons-of-bitches have wet dreams for the days when it happens.
    Reading comprehension.

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    Re: Black man's killing by police shakes La. town

    FRom an outsiders percpective it seems to me America seems to focus on race so much it always result in a racial divide on opinion.Could it not just be the police ****ed up? Has this never happened to a white man in a similar scenario.
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    Re: Black man's killing by police shakes La. town

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post
    We entrust the police to protect us. We MUST trust that they do the right thing, and give the investigative arms time to work.
    As someone who lives in New York City....I could not disagree more. There are a lot very good, honest, and admirable police officers who do a lot to serve and clean up their community. Then there are also a lot, more than you think, who abuse their power. Who take bribes, go on power trips, and join the force for the sole purpose of "bashing a n****** skull in" (to steal a line from the Departed). I don't know the whole story, but I have seen black men being harrassed for no other reason than the color of their skin. Not all police officers are the prime example of morality, trust me. Don't be so naive.

    That being said, I teach high school in the Bronx and the other day a laptop was stolen from a supply closet and immediately it was blamed on one of the 5 black kids in the school (my school is almost entirely Puerto Rican and Dominican). This kid had absolutely nothing to do with it, but was harrassed and questioned by white and Hispanic police officers who came to the scene. I had never seen racism by the cops up close and personal like that before. So yes, it does happen, and more often than we think apparently. So let's not jump to conclusions either way, because this guy could be in the wrong and be a crook and the cops acted by the code, but there is just a good of a chance that this cop is a bigoted corrupt little weasel who was just looking for a reason to shoot a black man. It's hard to make judgement either way, it just would behoove everyone to not rush to judgement on either person.

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    Re: Black man's killing by police shakes La. town

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    Very ungentlemanly of you to not tell us where you live, Hatuey.

    It sorta makes you a troll.
    I've been here for years and 15,000 ****ing posts. Look up my posts so I don't have to tell somebody who's been here for like 2 and a half consecutive months and less then 1/10th of my posts where I live. The only troll around these parts is you my Louisiana son.
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