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  • Black lives

    3 5.45%
  • Blue lives

    4 7.27%
  • All lives

    42 76.36%
  • No lives - everyone sucks

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

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

    Seeing an avatar that says "black lives matter", let's just cut to the chase. Which lives matter? Don't be shy about it. Pick your team.

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

    No lives - everyone sucks
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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Seeing an avatar that says "black lives matter", let's just cut to the chase. Which lives matter? Don't be shy about it. Pick your team.
    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.


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

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    No lives - everyone sucks
    That's the, "I'm not biased, I hate everyone" option.

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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.
    I completely agree with this, but... we have long used the "cops are human and make mistakes too" line of thinking to rationalize and justify the depraved cop's actions, as well, and that's why we are here now. We talk the talk, we don't walk the walk.

    It's easy to say "all cops are bad", or "all cops are human", but until we actually start holding the depraved cops accountable and separating them from the good cops it's all just jaw-jackin'.

    And I mean actually doing it, not just giving lip service.
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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    That's the, "I'm not biased, I hate everyone" option.
    Of course.
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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I completely agree with this, but... we have long used the "cops are human and make mistakes too" line of thinking to rationalize and justify the depraved cop's actions, as well, and that's why we are here now. We talk the talk, we don't walk the walk.

    It's easy to say "all cops are bad", or "all cops are human", but until we actually start holding the depraved cops accountable and separating them from the good cops it's all just jaw-jackin'.

    And I mean actually doing it, not just giving lip service.
    I completely agree. The Blue Line is an important and understandable loyalty. It needs to discriminate. That kind of closing ranks belongs to those who earn it, in my opinion.


    Thank you, Quazi!

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

    all lives matter but I do think that -some not all-cops -don't think so...the cop in Cleveland said he got on top of the hood of the car and started shooting in the car because he feared for his life....why would you put yourself in point blank range /five feet from the suspects if you feared for your life? somethings wrong here...he should have said I want to make sure I got the kill no questions asked....
    I find the lack of logic in humans most disturbing...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by plutonium View Post
    somethings wrong here...he should have said I want to make sure I got the kill no questions asked....

    Lame.
    In real life some folks purposely put themselves in harms way.
    This carries forward into such professions as Police and Fire fighters as well as those who serve in the Military.
    In a present case being discussed elsewhere, an Officer put himself in harms way to stop a violent criminal.
    There is nothing wrong about it.
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    Re: Black Lives, Blue Lives or Something Else. Which lives matter?

    Voted for "all lives matter" as it was the closest but I'd say most lives matter. Out of 7.3 billion people in the world, I'd guess around 6.8 billion lives matter.
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