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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    He was acting out emotionally. It was pretty much the same thing as when you're 4 year old screams "I want ice cream now!!!"
    4 year-olds don't frenzy other 4 year-olds into riots and violence... really, that is your analogy? No offence but ...
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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    People have to be held accountable for what they say...
    they are ....when it involves death, pain, destruction, loss of revenue, slandering, lost of product or service.

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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    4 year-olds don't frenzy other 4 year-olds into riots and violence... really, that is your analogy? No offence but ...
    I'm not about to condone throwing the book at someone who simply has an emotional meltdown. As I said before, the threat of riots had already been considered well before this guys outburst.

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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    they are ....when it involves death, pain, destruction, loss of revenue, slandering, lost of product or service.
    And many of those things occurred in this case... pain, destruction, loss of revenue, slander, loss of product AND service...
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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    I'm not about to condone throwing the book at someone who simply has an emotional meltdown. As I said before, the threat of riots had already been considered well before this guys outburst.
    I am not saying throw the book at them but he has to at least get a small charge, fine or admittance of doing something wrong. Community service. Please to the public to stop. Something.
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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Quote Originally Posted by twixie1 View Post
    He may have been speaking from grief for his stepson..
    People say stuff they don't mean when they are angry.
    And if he was prosecuted, this whole sad affair is never going to end..

    Until the next time..
    I wonder if you'd be that sympathetic if it were your cake shop that you have been working 15 hours a day on for 20 yrs that had been burned to the ground. Maybe you would be. But I doubt it.

    (A local black-owned cake shop was in fact burned.) I can't imagine how life destroying that might be. A small business, eeking out a living, going in at 4 a.m. to start baking cakes, day after day, six days a week. You make a small profit on each cake. You work your butt off for years. Then in one night, some thugs burn it down because they're mad at someone else that you have nothing to do with. Insurance? The story I read didn't mention it. Maybe she couldn't afford insurance. Or maybe it wasn't good insurance. Probably burned down by people who don't work and don't understand the life dreams that are wrapped up in something like that. A black woman owned the business. It can't have been easy. Her heart and soul were probably poured into it, as well as pride in her accomplishment. Just a little cake shop. But it was hers that she'd built from nothing. You don't get vacation time or sick days when you own a small business. A lot of hard work went into it.

    In the article I read, the owner didn't mention anger, though. Some people are better than others.
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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    And many of those things occurred in this case... pain, destruction, loss of revenue, slander, loss of product AND service...
    yes i agree, but will the people who suffered these things have the nerve to do something about it?

    in the current climate, there will be those who will say its justified,...which is silly.

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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I am not saying throw the book at them but he has to at least get a small charge, fine or admittance of doing something wrong. Community service. Please to the public to stop. Something.
    Man, there were so many people there already doing something wrong that his antics rank right at the bottom of the barrel. There probably wouldn't have been but 20 people that even heard him if not for the news cameras. Why not blame them for inciting violence? They didn't have to broadcast that crap.

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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    yes i agree, but will the people who suffered these things have the nerve to do something about it?

    in the current climate, there will be those who will say its justified,...which is silly.
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    Re: Should Michael Brown's Step father be prosecuted?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    Man, there were so many people there already doing something wrong that his antics rank right at the bottom of the barrel. There probably wouldn't have been but 20 people that even heard him if not for the news cameras. Why not blame them for inciting violence? They didn't have to broadcast that crap.
    Blame the crowds and use the video to ID and arrest as many as possible. With regards to the media? They need to be there for documentation. Them broadcasting is nothing like actually calling for violence. The dad needs to be arrested.
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