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    Someone explain to me why whenever there is a mostly black community everything within that community must also be black.

    When my son's former high school became mostly black, the white principle was replaced by a black principle. The football coach was replaced by a black coach. Now there are mostly black teachers. This change was called "better serving the community." I call it racism.

    How is a white cop any different from a black cop. Me? I respect both. If I'm pulled over by a black cop I'm going to say "yes, sir and no, sir" just as I would any other cop. If a cop tells me to "freeze" his color is going to make no difference to me. I am going to freeze.

    What all this is saying to me is that when you have a black community, all authority figures must be black. If you have a white community, there still must be black authority figures there, as well, or it becomes a matter of racism.

    I think I'm beginning to lose my understanding and empathy for blacks because the demands never end.
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    In a community where the overwhelming majority is black, there should be more than 3 black police officers. I've seen no one call for the entire police force to be black or even the majority of officers be black but when the entire city government is white and 95% of the police force is white in a 67% black city there is going to be problems especially in the south where racism is still quite prevalent. I have little doubt that if the officer were black that stopped Michael Brown for jaywalking then Michael Brown would be in class right now in college and the main news story would be Iran sending tanks to Iraq to combat ISIS and Fox News would consider this another example of Obama being weak and not a leader.
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    @DrFunkenstein You need to get with the current times. The south is now more integrated than the north. Blacks are moving south because of "better opportunity" which is why the majority of black Americans now live in the south.
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    @DrFunkenstein Your right he would probably be in class because he wouldn't have been arrested for that strong armed robbery since the store owner wasn't black I guess that is a justifiable act in that kind of community.
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    All this is irrelevant. The facts of the shooting are all that matter.
    The Ferguson cop came from a corrupt department. Brown had just committed strong arm robbery.
    Neither has anything to do with whether or not the shooting was justified.
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    Nor do you have any evidence Brown committed a strong arm robbery, unless you have some evidence other than that very bad video.
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    @Keyjo

    "His family verified that it was him. And his sidekick admitted it was th. "

    I looked it up after the right wing made that claim. What I found was they admitted it looked sorta like him. How could they say it was him if the video is so bad the face is not identifiable.

    I never found anywhere Johnson admitted any such thing. The police said Johnson was not involved in a crime. If he was with Brown when Brown committed a crime, walked out with him, he was an accessory. Yet the police said he was not involved. That smells like the police know the so called evidence is worth zip, and if they charge Johnson it will blow up in their faces.
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    Ok..lets discuss the relevancy of Obama starting out in Chicago as it pertains to all of the cases involving corruption on his part. If this officer starting out in the mentioned department is supportive of claims of racism, then Obama starting out in a city FULL of corruption should be acknowledged by his fan club.
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    There have been relative quiet since AG Eric Holder visited and the U S Justice Department became involved in the case because the majority African-Americans in Ferguson trusts the Federal government more than the nearly all-white town government and police force. Community relations in Ferguson has to be rebuilt from the bottom up so help get out and register to vote!
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    @Slowmo That's like saying now that the Republican Governor of Virginia has been found guilty of corruption charges then Thomas Jefferson who also came from Virginia must be corrupt too? lol
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    @frontporchdem They are digging up or covering up.

    Do you remember hos fast Jesse and Al blew town when the Black Girl that was raped by the white lacrosse team was proven to be a lie?
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    @frontporchdem no one said "this officer came from a department where someONE else was racist". Your comparison isn't correct.
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    @CaryNickel

    I was in Cahokia IL last week. I know it was going downhill but even the Black owned businesses are folding. Too bad too. I really wanted some fish from a little joint that used to be there. It, the Chinese joint and the chicken joint are all gone.
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    Wilson came from similar conditions as Brown, Wilson was raised in poverty too, he was from a broken home, mother sentenced to prison but allowed to serve 5 years on probation for forgery, fraud, and theft, died young, he raised by stepfathers, average in school, average as police officer, and trying, like Michael Brown , to climb out of a poor situation on the mean streets of middle class America --one going to college and the other to the police Academy .
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    @frontporchdem

    "one going to college"

    That one causes me to wonder too. Early in this story it was reported the Brown was going to to Vatterott College. If that's true it raises more questions in my mind. Vatterott has a pretty bad reputation.
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    Love that second tweet.

    Comparing a guy who who robbed a store & beat a cop to Michael Phelps ? LOL Must be someone who loves their pot to tweet like that.

    Is there EVER a story like this of a man who is portrayed accurately ?
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    Has it been confirmed that Brown robbed the store?
    Has it been confirmed that Brown beat the cop?
    Has it been confirmed that Brown had THC in his system?
    No, no, and no.

    Have right wing media been floating these speculations and other allegations just to poison the well of public opinion in favor of the policeman?
    Yes.
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    @DreamStat1c Most locals who know who did it do not report it because it helps keep them alive. I'm sure you're trying to say something in favor of Brown without knowing anything about how things work out there in the real world.
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    @PeteC

    Did Dorian Johnson recant previous testimony ?
    Answer to questions one and two according to new Dorian Johnson testimony is YES.
    I could care less about three.
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    This is just implied guilt by association...unless there's proof that Darren Wilson was involved with racial profiling or some other specific incident...it's irrelevant
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    It is a smear against the officer to insinuate that just because he was an employee of a disgraced police department that he is more likely to be a bad cop.

    So says PNWest, the most impartial and bipartisan poster on Politix.
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    I voted you up for your first sentence, which deserves kudos.

    We all know the second sentence if baloney, but carynickel, the most partial and partisan poster on Politix, is feeling benevolent today, so he's giving you a pass on that one.
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    @CaryNickel PNWest, the most impartial and bipartisan poster on Politix thanks you for your wise UP VOTE. Down votes are bad karma - they serve no useful purpose and only serve to put people (the down voters) in a negative mood.
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    I also voted you up for the first sentence but we all know the rest is just your narcissist ego speaking.
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    Oh mostest "impartial and bipartisan poster"....I got a silly math question maybe you can help me with:
    According to this article, Wilson was part of the "Jennings, Mo., police department lost their jobs three years ago. Wilson was a rookie cop at the time"
    That would mean he had 3-4 years experience......right?
    But, previous articles stated Wilson record had 6 years of "clean disciplinary record".
    Which is it......3-4 years or 6 years?
    https://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt=AtRT8SEh...
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    Irrelevant information, the only thing that matters is what actual transpired between Wilson and Brown on the afternoon of Saturday, August 9th,2014.
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    @Curmudgeon -agree, whole lotta speculation and hearsay going round and round and upside down lately. As you say ,need to wait for all the info. Apparently there are 3 separate investigations happening now, there might be even more confusion when there done..smh.
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    @fdrsusa We know all the players. There is no place to hide if that Cop tries to run. We should prosecute the liars too, but they won't.

    Stirring up emotions with a 'shot in the back' claim is so responsible, lives could have been lost because if it. I couldn't live with that guilt.
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    This is just meaningless drivel. Wilson has no disciplinary action in his record and suffered facial fractures at the hands of Brown. The man had a right to defend himself and he deserves his day in court where guilt or innocence is determined by evidence, not by a mob mentality and a gang of looters and rioters or the loud-mouthed race-baiter Al Sharpton.
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    I've been told I posted offensive comments here. This shocks me because that's not who I am. I'm offended and shocked. I'm not even sure what the posts were. I hope I made them. But this is too much.
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    Why is this even an issue. The officers working in a department have no say so on who is hired. Thus is done by the councle, or chief of police. He has also had a clean record so why not just wait until all the facts are in before making a judgment
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    Like most people I like too know all the facts but also like most people, I will never be able to believe that all the facts are being honestly given. Also like most people, I will never understand why politics mandate a necessity to shade those facts.
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    It is exactly as the article says, "Officer Wilson deserves his day in court and shouldn't be pre-judged." Matter of fact he can't be prejudged in Court because he has not been charged yet.

    What would be a travesty of justice would be for him not to get his day in Court.

    Public opinion will ALWAYS be public opinion. It is the exercise of free speech.
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    Uhmm...he was a rookie officer when the dept was disbanded. Do people actually think that he had the power and influence to sway the behavior and attitudes of the department one way or the other?
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  • #291
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    @DeathToVirtue How can you make that determination when the forensic report has not yet been released? Toxicology studies are incomplete and other forensic evidence has not been made public. All we have is a speculative autopsy done by a pathologist hired by the family, one at which Baden himself admitted he could not make a determination as to likely events without additional forensic evidence. It is obvious Brown was shot, but we know very little about the events that led to that unfortunate end.
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    So if a company does something "illegal" are they going to arrest the entire company?
    What does this have to do with it, was he charged, do they have a video of him committing a crime?
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