Very ungentlemanly of you to not tell us where you live, Hatuey.
It sorta makes you a troll.
"It is written in the eternal constitution that men of intemperate minds cannot be free. Their passions forge their fetters." - Edmund Burke
Reading comprehension.Originally Posted by Scarecrow
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.
The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.
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.
Last edited by Hatuey; 04-11-09 at 11:46 PM.
I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK