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    Black man's killing by police shakes La. town

    Black man's killing by police shakes La. town

    For 73 years before his killing by a white police officer, Bernard Monroe led a life in this northern Louisiana town as peaceful as they come five kids with his wife of five decades, all raised in the same house, supported by the same job.

    The black man's shooting death is attracting far more attention than he ever did, raising racial tensions between the black community and Homer's police department
    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'. Slap on the wrists. Don't do it again. 3-6 months without pay. 2 year suspension. Any of these would seem to be almost protocol in the North with cops who **** up and it wouldn't even be remotely shocking if it happened in the South. Specially in the South. It seems like rarely do cops who kill civilians without any kind of criminal actually end up in jail. I mean I could be wrong and I probably am but I've heard very few(none actually) stories of cops in general population.
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    Re: Black man's killing by police shakes La. town

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    It seems like rarely do cops who kill civilians without any kind of criminal actually end up in jail. I mean I could be wrong and I probably am but I've heard very few(none actually) stories of cops in general population.
    You're right, most cops who kill civilians probably don't end up in jail... because when we look at the facts surrounding these cases, most times there are very murky circumstances. Was there a drug deal or wasn't there? Was there a chase or wasn't there? Was the old man confronting the cops or wasn't he? Was there a gun, or something that resembled a gun or wasn't there? Did the cops plant the gun or didn't they?

    And it's easy for many of us, when reading these stories, to ignore the fact that homicide and race are and have been strongly correlated for decades.



    I suppose police are trained to ignore this fact and see the world through neutral-colored lenses. One man is no more likely to be a threat because of the color of his skin, right? To think anything else just wouldn't be appropriate, right?


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    I suppose police are trained to ignore this fact and see the world through neutral-colored lenses. One man is no more likely to be a threat because of the color of his skin, right? To think anything else just wouldn't be appropriate, right?
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    See? I can sound completely ridiculous too
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    See? I can sound completely ridiculous too
    I think in an odd way you just helped proved my point.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post


    See? I can sound completely ridiculous too


    You already do.


    without evidence you bring up race as the factor. rather speculative of you.



    typical race baiting on your part.


    "Police said Monroe was shot after he pointed a gun at them,"


    but instead of waiting to wait until the investigation concludes, you want to believe one side over another...


    how sharpton of you.
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    Re: Black man's killing by police shakes La. town

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Black man's killing by police shakes La. town

    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'. Slap on the wrists. Don't do it again. 3-6 months without pay. 2 year suspension. Any of these would seem to be almost protocol in the North with cops who **** up and it wouldn't even be remotely shocking if it happened in the South. Specially in the South. It seems like rarely do cops who kill civilians without any kind of criminal actually end up in jail. I mean I could be wrong and I probably am but I've heard very few(none actually) stories of cops in general population.
    Given that the VAST majority of blacks live in the South we can assume that most incidences involving blacks and police would happen there. Right?

    So what state do you live in that has no racial problems?

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

    Where do you live, Hatuey?

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

    I love these liberal bleeding heart stories... a black male, peaceful, good guy, never did anything wrong, gunned down by trigger happy cops for no REASON! Obviously it was skin color and nothing else that caused this senseless death, and the cops will get off sctt free!

    I love how lefties like Hatuey are ready to judge, jury and executioner of the police. What happened to such foreward thinking premises like I dunno... innocent until proven guilty? Or, not rushing to judgement?

    I wonder Hatuey, if this had been some black thugs, killing a white man, would you even bother to mention it? Black cops killing an older white man?


    Somehow, I think not. You just cannot resist the sirens call of a case of a black man being shot by the cops can you?
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    Re: Black man's killing by police shakes La. town

    But then again this is Louisiana
    Kwl, at least it ain't some liberal, hippe hell hole.
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    Re: Black man's killing by police shakes La. town

    Quote Originally Posted by MrVicchio View Post

    I love how lefties like Hatuey are ready to judge, jury and executioner of the police.
    To be honest mate I find the police in Britain to be very dubious myself. They are heavy handed, authoritarian and politically correct. It seems when they're not beating people up for not compying with the smallest little request or keeping your dna on file when you haven't even been charged, they are telling people to take down their English flag because it is "racist" or arresting Christian missionaries who go into Muslim neigherbourhoods.

    I'm no expert but US police look even more heavy-handed to me, just from TV though, even if they are a little less PC.

    What happened to such foreward thinking premises like I dunno... innocent until proven guilty? Or, not rushing to judgement?
    Well these people do weild power, we must always be on guard against those in positions of trust and power.
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