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  • Racism

    17 15.45%
  • Police injustice

    23 20.91%
  • Cultural differences

    12 10.91%
  • Class Warfare

    13 11.82%
  • Crazy people

    50 45.45%
  • All the above

    31 28.18%
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    17 15.45%
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Thread: Ferguson

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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    It's about cultural differences among the races. I can't see an Indian guy, an Anglo guy or an Asian guy fighting a cop in broad daylight in the middle of a street. Africans simply are more confrontational culturally as well as so extremely culturally unique that this equates to conflict with Western police forces.
    What in the hell are you talking about? Blacks are more confrontational "culturally"? This comments wreaks of naivety...
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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    It's about cultural differences among the races. I can't see an Indian guy, an Anglo guy or an Asian guy fighting a cop in broad daylight in the middle of a street. Africans simply are more confrontational culturally as well as so extremely culturally unique that this equates to conflict with Western police forces.
    My son's a cop: anybody who decides to fight a cop in the moment - tries to fight a cop.

    That's why they get beat up for fighting cops.
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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan5 View Post
    Do you really think an Asian guy, an Indian guy or an Anglo guy would walk up to police officers like this with a knife completely sober?

    I don't think so..


    I have seen videos of white guys doing that exact thing...
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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    What no one seems to understand here or perhaps is just unwilling to acknowledge is that all this protest is an accumulation of years of targeting and police abuse abuse of power. It's not about just this incident any more than the reaction to Trayvon Martin was about just that incident. How could anyone look at these events and not acknowledge that they are indicative of a greater problem. The real question is, what is the greater problem?
    I realize it. That doesnt justify it.

    Just like when a teen takes an AR-15 to his highschool and shoots it up....same thing...but it doesnt justify it.
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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    I realize it. That doesnt justify it.

    Just like when a teen takes an AR-15 to his highschool and shoots it up....same thing...but it doesnt justify it.
    First of all, no it is not the same thing. It isn't even close to the same thing.

    Some kid taking a gun to a group of innocent kids because of some personal psychological hell he might be suffering is completely different. Those kids are innocent.

    This is more akin to a woman who finally retaliates against an abusive husband.
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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    Ha ha!
    Sure you are, that's why you are assuming that there was a struggle to begin with!

    BTW, this is straw since I never said anything like what you are implying. LOL! This is you again "reserving judgement"!

    ROFLOL!


    Reserving judgement against those practicing 1st amendment rights!

    You should take this act on the road.
    you think rioting is merely a form of free speech?

    that is akin to saying sexual freedom is the same as forcible rape



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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    First of all, no it is not the same thing. It isn't even close to the same thing.

    Some kid taking a gun to a group of innocent kids because of some personal psychological hell he might be suffering is completely different. Those kids are innocent.

    This is more akin to a woman who finally retaliates against an abusive husband.
    The people and businesses of Ferguson are guilty of what exactly, to have earned that retaliation?
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    The people and businesses of Ferguson are guilty of what exactly, to have earned that retaliation?
    I'm not saying that they acted in a way that was necessarily in their own best interest or that it was directed to a necessarily deserving party. I am saying that what fueled it is justified and I don't believe it's in anyone's best interest to dismiss that. Don't allow yourself to be distracted by a few unruly protesters or dismiss what is being protested because of a few unruly members
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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    I'm not saying that they acted in a way that was necessarily in their own best interest or that it was directed to a necessarily deserving party. I am saying that what fueled it is justified and I don't believe it's in anyone's best interest to dismiss that. Don't allow yourself to be distracted by a few unruly protesters or dismiss what is being protested because of a few unruly members
    I do not in any way think that rioting and looting is justified.

    I'm not saying what they are protesting is wrong (altho I dont think they're going to end up being justified in this case) but that is not the same as rioting and looting. Those are still wrong.
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    I have felt pain when I was in the womb. So when you say they are incapable of feeling pain, that is based on junk science.
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    A murderer putting a bullet through someone's brain is a medical procedure too.

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    Re: Ferguson

    Quote Originally Posted by Lursa View Post
    I do not in any way think that rioting and looting is justified.

    I'm not saying what they are protesting is wrong (altho I dont think they're going to end up being justified in this case) but that is not the same as rioting and looting. Those are still wrong.
    Once again, understanding what's provoked it and choosing not to dismiss the validity of that is not the same as claiming that looting is justified.
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