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  • Blue lives

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  • All lives

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Thread: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Hmmm. I'm an "all lives matter" gal. BUT! Blue Lives deserve our strict attention. We simply must realize that cops are human beings, that they aren't perfect, that they make mistakes. There is a HUGE!! difference between a cop that acts in a depraved manner and one that makes a mistake. In our current witch hunt mindset, I think we've lost sight of that.
    My primary concern has always been the lack of accountability. When I make a mistake at work, there is accountability. When someone at McDonald's makes a mistake there is accountability. When a cop makes a mistake there's no accountability if there's nothing caught on camera or there are no witnesses. Many people who reflexively defend cops seem to ignore that cops are government agents. I can't wrap my mind around why someone would be comfortable with government agents making mistakes and then facing no accountability. Why do teenagers who work in fast food have higher standards of accountability than government agents who use deadly force? That does not make sense.
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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    If we are being honest...you would caveat that with black lives, that can be exploited for political gain, matter.

    There were 19 black lives lost and 69 wounded in TWO cities over the memorial day weekend (Chicago and Baltimore).

    You wont see anyone taking to the streets over them.

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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMack View Post
    If we are being honest...you would caveat that with black lives, that can be exploited for political gain, matter.

    There were 19 black lives lost and 69 wounded in TWO cities over the memorial day weekend (Chicago and Baltimore).

    You wont see anyone taking to the streets over them.
    Are the police ignoring those?
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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    you forgot the corporations they are people too...lolBlack Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?-haliburton-jpgBlack Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?-british-pret-jpg
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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    i could not say it better.. I am a landlord ..I better not look at my tenants sideways or I could get sued..or run a stop sign in the middle of the night in an open desert. we can be put in jail or fined for not even knowing the law.. and a cop just got off for killing 2 people by purposely getting on top of the hood of a suspects car after being warned that they may be armed ..and saying he was afraid for his life...well why did you get in front of a person with a gun? 5 ft away
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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You've definitely missed the issue.

    People aren't outraged when a black person is killed. People are outraged when a black person is killed and the justice system is less effective in dealing with it.

    So drop your horse**** straw man arguments about different standards. People don't want different standards. Different standards are the problem.
    How should the justice system have handled the Michael Brown shooting?

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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    The soundbite actually means "Black lives matter TOO." The perception is that they don't count quite as much as other peoples' do.
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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Are the police ignoring those?
    Are you? Is pretty much everyone? Does it seem like it matters all that much to rev Al? Jessie?

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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    What annoys me about the "Black Lives Matter" people is that they only bring that out when a black person is killed by a white person (or a person who LOOKS white - Zimmerman). So really it's not "black lives matter" it's "black lives only matter when whitey kills them".


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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kreton View Post
    Then why specify black?
    It's to do with context. A white Zimbabwean farmer might be quite justified to demonstrate in downtown Harare with a sign saying "White lives matter" - but the context here was blacks being gunned down by white policeman. D'oh.
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