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    Re: Is it fair to say the mayor where the 2 cops were killed was partly responsible?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    I believe some blame might be directed to the cop that applied
    the chokehold on Garner. Perhaps the NYPD for not indicting
    him, but they did fire him, I think. DeBlasio simply stated what
    millions of others feel, and by not having NYPD stand with him
    when he said it was suggesting they might alter future actions.
    A young black man was shot 14 times and killed by a cop in Milwaukee, they fired him too, no decision yet if they're going to charge him.

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    Re: Is it fair to say the mayor where the 2 cops were killed was partly responsible?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    de Blasio is one of many who shares some responsibility. But he is far from alone.

    I loved what the cops did to him in the hospital that night.
    de Blasio pretty much turn his backs on the cops, I'd say turn about is fail play.

    Hear that there's a recall petition against de Blasio. Already collected 50,000 signatures. Hell, they just voted this left wing nut into office. His term already over? Already under threat? Would seem to be the case.
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    Re: Is it fair to say the mayor where the 2 cops were killed was partly responsible?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    If anyone is interested and gets a chance, visit CNN and have a look at the Rudy Guilliani interview from this morning. The man was brilliant in basically eviscerating De Blasio, Sharpton, and Holder.

    I particularly liked his comment about De Blasio and his use of his son for political purposes and questioning why De Blasio warned his son about interaction with the police and didn't encourage his son to respect and cooperate with police if he had contact with them. And rather than be afraid of police he should have advised his son to be careful around black youth because the chances of being the victim of violence at the hands of other black youth is astronomical while being the victim of violence at the hands of police is miniscule.

    Guilliani is the anti-PC politician and that's what makes him great - he lays it out there honestly, straight forward, even if it's uncomfortable. More politicians should be like him.
    Agreed. Handled the 9/11 aftermath pretty well also. Fair to say that he's a leader. A real leader. Not what often passes for leadership in may other's eyes.
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    Re: Is it fair to say the mayor where the 2 cops were killed was partly responsible?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    Courts have frequently found that those who incite or encourage violence can be found culpable when the violence they encouraged occurs.
    However, you need to have a relatively clear deliniation between the person who is supposedly "inciting" or "encouraging" said violence and those actually committing it.

    There is a difference between an individual speaking directly to a knowingly enflamed group and advocating a specific type of criminal activity, that a person in said group ends up going out and doing....and simply advocating in a broad venue that something was wrong, with no direct adovcation for any specific or even broad type of illegal activitiy.

    Indeed, one of the explicite requirements of incitement I believe is that it must be specifically be encouraging, instigating, encouraging, etc, in order to cause someone to commit a criminal act.

    If I go out and say "YEAH! THE COWBOYS SUCK ASS!" to a crowd of people...and then someone stabs a Cowboys player...I'm not likely to be found guilty of "inciting". Even if my words did somehow motivate that person to do that...which in this case we have zero evidence that anything the mayor said motivated the murderer...it still doesn't necessarily mean my comments were made for the purpose of convincing him to commit such a criminal act.

    The incident you're quoting is an instance of a specific person urging people to commit a specific crime. That's an entirely different situation to what we have here with regards to the mayor

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    Re: Is it fair to say the mayor where the 2 cops were killed was partly responsible?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Yes, I understand that, and the guy is quite clearly mental. But if De Blasio had been more supportive of the cops, you honestly think this guy would have been like "yeah, I guess I won't shoot any cops today"?
    It wouldn't have hurt.

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    Re: Is it fair to say the mayor where the 2 cops were killed was partly responsible?

    Quote Originally Posted by plutonium View Post
    I think the New York police union said the mayor had blood on his hands for the 2 police getting killed....does that also mean if republicans call Obama a dictator or a hitler and he gets assassinated they will have blood on their hands...if it provokes someone to kill the prez
    Not it doesn't. It means they think he acts like Hitler and a dictator.

    If, however, that same group blocked off city streets shouting "what do you want? Dead presidents, when do you want them? Now. and the secret service and those in power did nothing to stop it, then those in power would have blood on their hands.

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    Re: Is it fair to say the mayor where the 2 cops were killed was partly responsible?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    That's fair, but it's not actually legally correct. Courts have frequently found that those who incite or encourage violence can be found culpable when the violence they encouraged occurs. It's why Michael Brown's stepfather was being investigated for criminal behaviour when he encouraged the crowd to burn Ferguson down.
    No, it is the exact opposite: The vast majority of such people, regardless of their socio political orientations, are not found culpable for resulting violence. The US judicial thought gives alot of deference to freedom of speech. As such, one needs to try pretty hard to be convicted of inciting violence. Most right wing and left wing demagouges avoid it by claiming:

    - "Well, I was speaking in the hypothetical sense" or-
    - "Well, what I really said is that violence is justified if "X" happens..." .

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    Re: Is it fair to say the mayor where the 2 cops were killed was partly responsible?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Mayor de Blasio expressed sympathy for Black New Yorkers who are sick of racial profiling and its, sometimes fatal, consequences. He did this while also calling for peaceful protest and making it clear that he did not think all police officers were a problem. To argue that such measured behavior inspired someone to kill two people is absurd. It is a leap of logic so wide that it could only be made by those determined to arrive at that conclusion. So no, the Mayor is not responsible.

    I also want to note that my hypothesis is that most of the people who are trying to blame de Blasio and others for this murder are people who were already opposed to the anti-police-brutality demonstrations taking place nationwide. I suspect that they are using these deaths to promote a position they already held and shame/scare people into stopping the protests and other forms of criticism. If I am correct, then their behavior is even more absurd and shameful than it is on the surface.
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    Re: Is it fair to say the mayor where the 2 cops were killed was partly responsible?

    i notice a pattern here ...this also happened in los angeles when ever someone (the mayor of nyc or the police chief of los angeles stands up for the citizens of the city and may say one little thing negative about the police or their procedures they are not fit for office....the police are not better than the citizens why do people make them better. ..why can a police make a mistake and get away with it and a citizen cannot... what some of you people want citizens to do is let the police do what ever they want to do to citizens at their will with no questions asked....you will be sorry when one of your relatives get hurt or killed by them it just has not happened yet......now what i see right now and this is what the police are doing they are against the citizens if one of their cops make a mistake no questions asked ... a citizen will turn another citizen in if they make a mistake or break the law
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    Re: Is it fair to say the mayor where the 2 cops were killed was partly responsible?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Mayor de Blasio expressed sympathy for Black New Yorkers who are sick of racial profiling and its, sometimes fatal, consequences. He did this while also calling for peaceful protest and making it clear that he did not think all police officers were a problem. To argue that such measured behavior inspired someone to kill two people is absurd. It is a leap of logic so wide that it could only be made by those determined to arrive at that conclusion. So no, the Mayor is not responsible.

    I also want to note that my hypothesis is that most of the people who are trying to blame de Blasio and others for this murder are people who were already opposed to the anti-police-brutality demonstrations taking place nationwide. I suspect that they are using these deaths to promote a position they already held and shame/scare people into stopping the protests and other forms of criticism. If I am correct, then their behavior is even more absurd and shameful than it is on the surface.
    Absolute bull****. The police work for the mayor. With a single phone call he could change racial profiling policy any time he wishes. He was waxing the weenies of voters, "I'm on your side, vote for me!" and the asshat got caught jumping fences.

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