Last edited by clownboy; 08-12-14 at 03:55 PM.
I'm not saying any of it is true, what I'm saying is that if you can't imagine a potential reason why you might try to disarm an overly aggressive cop in your face, then all the bluster about your 2nd amendment rights and right to self-defense and SYG (even through screen doors or into the backs of fleeing robbers, iirc) is just that... bluster.
jallman: "It's all good. At least you have a thick skin and can take being poked fun back at without crying. "
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
You make it difficult to assume anything other than it is about race because you've made sweeping assumptions about their character with no other basis than how they look or talk. And I know why you invoked Sharpton, or can connect the dots, because he was famously involved in a case where the 'victim' lied - Tawana Brawley. So it's a clear attempt to further impugn the character of Johnson who you called a 'thug' in post one.You just can't stop assuming and getting it wrong can you? You're so guilty about race (see, that's how that assuming thing works) you think that's why I believe he's a thug or why he's been coached. I invoked Sharpton because he's a clear example of the coaching that happens in these situations.
And Sharpton is ONE extreme and very infamous example of the 'coaching' that happens in a tiny sliver of "these situations" (whatever 'these situations' means). If you invoke him, you invite people to assume the worst, that the witness (Johnson) is lying until proven otherwise.
BTW, if you have any evidence he wasn't a basically good kid, show it. What crimes had he been charged or convicted of? How many encounters with police prior to this incident? He WAS enrolled in college, by all accounts, and due to start classes in a few days. Do you disagree?