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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by twixie1 View Post
    Yes I can understand that..but this issue must be investigated..Why are so many young black men being shot dead by white officers?

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    There is something wrong.
    Ask yourself this, why do white referees in the NBA call more fouls on black players than white? It's the same thing. Lets be honest. Attitudes about crime, gun violence and policing are different in poor, black communities. It's a no win situation. There is no police officer in America who gets up in the morning and thinks, "maybe I can shoot a black guy today." Until and when blacks change their culture there will be more death and police intervention in their neighborhoods. If Michael Brown would have moved to the sidewalk when officer Wilson asked him to, he's be free today to knock off another 7-11.
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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    We have police shooting unarmed kids and teens in the street. That is a problem that should be addressed.

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    I don't know whether to take your question seriously.

    Again, as long as people push the racist cop meme as the reason, the problem will never be addressed.
    Do take it seriously...it would be interesting to see any statistics..

    I understand the policeman in question has now resigned.

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?


    I say yes.There is no reason to mention the races of the individuals involved is such a shooting unless it is to instill the idea that the reason that one individual was shot because of skin and the individual who did the shooting did so because of race. When someone burglarizes a house they don't say a hispanic,black, white or whatever burglarized the the home of a white,hispanic, black of whatever homeowner. Other police shootings do not get as much attention as this story. If the media did not do these things I seriously doubt there would be any riots in Ferguson.

    Mornin JR. Didn't Anderson Cooper and a few other Reporters run into the Gas? Get that scoop as to what its like?

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by twixie1 View Post
    Do take it seriously...it would be interesting to see any statistics..

    I understand the policeman in question has now resigned.


    You wonder if a Black cop has ever shot a Black kid?

    Perhaps you should do some investigating on your own before going much further.

    Under threat of death and harm to his family and the community, Officer Wilson has resigned. Again, the light is shown on something other than the problems that are destined to never be addressed.

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    Honestly, twenty four news channels will be the downfall of American society. They have too much time to fill and to fill it they repeat anything from minutiae to nonsense to issues like Travon Martin and Brown that used to be local issues and they turn them into national causes. Yes, the media is complicit in exacerbating the Ferguson issue. That and many more.
    Mornin' Sawdust you are correct. Time Magazine was the First to come out with Defending Rioting in Ferguson.


    After months of fomenting strife, hate, and unrest surrounding the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri, the increasingly discredited establishment press — Time magazine, in particular, but others too — has taken it to the next level. On November 25, Time published an incendiary “opinion” piece headlined “Ferguson: In Defense of Rioting.” As the title suggests, the commentary defends the perpetration of violence following a grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Wilson on charges of murder and manslaughter. But the piece goes even beyond that, calling riots “necessary” to the “evolution” of society.

    In response to the tragedy, Time magazine published its pro-rioting piece by Darlena Cunha, who also serves as a contributor to a wide array of other establishment mouthpieces including the Washington Post. “The violent protests in Ferguson, Mo., are part of the American experience,” reads the sub-header for the Time “Ideas” column promoting riots and senseless violence as a proper and effective means of achieving political goals. “Peaceful protesting is a luxury only available to those safely in mainstream culture.” Cunha then goes even further: “Riots are a necessary part of the evolution of society.” To defend her thesis, she even cites the Boston Tea Party, equating it with the current mayhem enveloping Ferguson......snip~

    Establishment Media Openly Defend Rioting as Ferguson Burns

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by twixie1 View Post
    Do take it seriously...
    it would be interesting to see any statistics
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    I understand the policeman in question has now resigned.
    Here's some statistics ...
    In England, the black population is over-represented in frequency of arrest by 3 to 1 and in the prison population by 5 to 1.
    Why is that?

    As for the resignation, what do you read into that?

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post


    You wonder if a Black cop has ever shot a Black kid?

    Perhaps you should do some investigating on your own before going much further.

    Under threat of death and harm to his family and the community, Officer Wilson has resigned. Again, the light is shown on something other than the problems that are destined to never be addressed.
    I did try to investigate..no luck...

    Which problems are never being investigated?

    Why black people are living in poverty in the richest country in the world?

    One common explanation, as William A. Darity Jr. of Duke University told Salon in 2011, is that blacks are “the last to be hired in a good economy, and when there’s a downturn, they’re the first to be released.” A 2010 article testing that “last hired, first fired” hypothesis against panel data from the Current Population Survey (from which the unemployment rate is derived) found considerable support for the “first fired” part but not for the “last hired” part: Blacks are in fact disproportionately likely to lose their jobs as the business cycle weakens, but the hiring side is more complex: Early in the business cycle, those blacks with a stronger attachment to the labor force (i.e., the unemployed) are the first hired. Blacks who are nonparticipants tend to be hired late in the business cycle when labor demand is particularly strong.”

    If that is the case, I would be round the 7/11 with a gun!!

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Here's some statistics ...
    In England, the black population is over-represented in frequency of arrest by 3 to 1 and in the prison population by 5 to 1.
    Why is that?

    As for the resignation, what do you read into that?

    I read that he and his family will probably be whisked away to a new location..and he will probably become a cop where he won't be recognised!

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by twixie1 View Post
    I did try to investigate..no luck...

    Which problems are never being investigated?

    Why black people are living in poverty in the richest country in the world?

    One common explanation, as William A. Darity Jr. of Duke University told Salon in 2011, is that blacks are “the last to be hired in a good economy, and when there’s a downturn, they’re the first to be released.” A 2010 article testing that “last hired, first fired” hypothesis against panel data from the Current Population Survey (from which the unemployment rate is derived) found considerable support for the “first fired” part but not for the “last hired” part: Blacks are in fact disproportionately likely to lose their jobs as the business cycle weakens, but the hiring side is more complex: Early in the business cycle, those blacks with a stronger attachment to the labor force (i.e., the unemployed) are the first hired. Blacks who are nonparticipants tend to be hired late in the business cycle when labor demand is particularly strong.”

    If that is the case, I would be round the 7/11 with a gun!!
    It would seem you need better luck, or, you need to improve your research skills. It would also pay to question the sources you seem to accept as factual. These simple "studies" put out by strong agenda driven websites like Salon do nothing to address the issue.

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