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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by twixie1 View Post
    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!
    Makes sense, right?
    It doesn't suggest culpability in any way.
    But it does suggest something about others.

    Now what about those British stats?

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbabgone View Post
    Makes sense, right?
    It doesn't suggest culpability in any way.
    But it does suggest something about others.

    Now what about those British stats?
    Those stats sound a little exaggerated to me, maybe he could supply the source of his information?

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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.
    I do not think the media incited the riot, the seeds for that was sown a long time ago. Perhaps the 24 hour coverage has prolonged it and yes, made it into a national cause instead of local.
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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by twixie1 View Post
    Those stats sound a little exaggerated to me, maybe he could supply the source of his information?
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Race_an...United_Kingdom

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by twixie1 View Post
    Since black people only make up about 13 per cent of the US population, and nearly 63 per cent of Americans are white, blacks are disproportionately likely to be killed.

    Has a black cop ever shot a black man?

    Plenty.....Look up Chicago Cops and their Shootings.

    Also just the other day a case came up. I thought I might see Jesse Jackson run there to try and protect the Black Cop. But he was found not guilty. Self defense!


    White teen killed by black cop in Alabama mirrors Ferguson.....

    Officer Trevis Austin shot and killed Gilbert Collar, a white, unarmed 18-year-old man who was under the influence of drugs. A Mobile County grand jury refused to bring charges against Officer Austin, concluding that the officer acted in self-defense.....snip~

    Read more: White teen Gilbert Collar killed by black cop Trevis Austin in Alabama mirrors Ferguson - Washington Times
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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by rabbitcaebannog View Post
    We have police shooting unarmed kids and teens in the street. That is a problem that should be addressed.
    I'm begging. Please answer this. Imagine a three hundred pound kid who is unarmed attacks a much smaller police officer and tries to take his weapon. Should the kid be classified as un armed? Should the police officer just let him go or try to detain him? If the kid attacks the police officer again does the police officer have the right to defend himself?

    Saying that we have police shooting unarmed kids in the street is just ignorant. Nobody gets shot because of who they are. They get shot because of what they do.
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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    I'm begging. Please answer this. Imagine a three hundred pound kid who is unarmed attacks a much smaller police officer and tries to take his weapon. Should the kid be classified as un armed? Should the police officer just let him go or try to detain him? If the kid attacks the police officer again does the police officer have the right to defend himself?

    Saying that we have police shooting unarmed kids in the street is just ignorant. Nobody gets shot because of who they are. They get shot because of what they do.
    It could be debated that that kid was fleeing the police. I'm very skeptical about a person charging a person with a gun. Sounds like a good excuse though. It should have been brought to court and argued on both sides.

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    I'm not too over enthusiastic about Wiki..you can change the text..

    However, whatever America does, Britain follows..

    So we have the same problem..

    Poverty stricken black people, living in ghettos, who's only option in life is to enter gang cultures...to ''make something of themselves''

    It is a violence born of poverty!

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by sawdust View Post
    I'm begging. Please answer this. Imagine a three hundred pound kid who is unarmed attacks a much smaller police officer and tries to take his weapon. Should the kid be classified as un armed? Should the police officer just let him go or try to detain him? If the kid attacks the police officer again does the police officer have the right to defend himself?

    Saying that we have police shooting unarmed kids in the street is just ignorant. Nobody gets shot because of who they are. They get shot because of what they do.
    Do your police not have tazers at hand..that would have stopped him..

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    Re: Is the media inciting the Ferguson riots?

    Quote Originally Posted by twixie1 View Post
    I'm not too over enthusiastic about Wiki..you can change the text..

    Me either ... but it asserts the stats come from the British Government. Do they?


    whatever America does, Britain follows..
    And apparently you use the same mitigating excuses over there.


    Poverty stricken black people, living in ghettos, who's only option in life is to enter gang cultures...to ''make something of themselves''
    It is a violence born of poverty!
    Then those factors make it not racial.
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