|President Obama at his weakest point: Race Relations.|
When the New York Police killed this Man.
The Police are really out of control , if not here is a perfect example of manslaughter. The violence occurred on July 17th, when NYPD officers approached Eric Garner, 43. Late that afternoon, witnesses said that Garner, described as a “gentle giant,” was standing on the sidewalk and had played peacekeeper by breaking up a scuffle between two parties.But police weren’t interested in taking a report about the fight.NYPD was evidently investigating one of New York’s most egregious crimes — face-to-face cigarette sales on the sidewalk. With New York City’s oppressive “sin taxes,” packs of smokes cost as much as $12 to $14 each. Mr. Garner had in the past been arrested for selling cigarettes for 50 cents apiece. NYPD believed that he was doing it again.---- are you kidding me ? That cop deserves punishment for what he did. The guy was clearly saying he couldn't breathe 5x and he continues to try and subdue him? That's murder in my eyes. It's so outrageous what the NYPD did to Garner it show either the cops are on something like "steroids" . Yet, as in Ferguson, the Staten Island grand jury voted not to indict officer Pantaleo for anything, leaving the nation — even legal experts – exasperated, frustrated, and grasping to understand why. There are two big issues here. One involves the excessive license we now give to police — permission, essentially, to do whatever they must to guarantee safe streets. The pendulum has clearly swung too far in the law-and-order direction, at the expense of liberty and justice.
No excuse for looting.
"These days a police officer shooting a black unarmed man is a good time for looting"------a African -American Ferguson Protester.
|There was no excuse for looting , the police|
could (should ) have shot rounds into the mob
but did not.
Fox News host Greta Van Susteren noted one group that wasn’t represented; victims of crime, such as those citizens in Ferguson whose businesses were looted and burned down in the riots.I was also a bit stunned at the looting and burning in the helpless city of Ferguson , there were all racial types running around and breaking windows into a black owned liqueur store.It's pitiful when you see this behavior . The Ferguson police , and National Guard stood their ground , and watched , as if the law enforcement was more terrified at the rioters , than just shooting tear gas into the mob. Sorry but the looters have tarnished the non-violent actions of Dr. Martin Luther King , it's disgusting to watch that most of the businesses burned and looted were owned by African Americans. The images I saw at Ferguson are mirror image to the violence that once blanketed South Africa during the Apartheid era . Here the shooting of Brown gave the "thugs and Gangs" unrepresentative freedom to roam the streets and destroy . It turned the police department into a useless mess , even when the Missouri Governor hinted on action with the National Guard. THE SAD IRONY is here it was alleged that Brown stole cigars from Ferguson Market and Liquor. Although the store owner never filed a police report, and neither the store owner nor any of the store employees called police, Ferguson police still issued a warrant for the videotape.Monday night, not long after the grand jury decision not to indict Wilson was released, the city of Ferguson literally went up in smoke—not only from the fires set by a small group of looters but also from the canisters of tear gas that Ferguson police were throwing. Unfortunately, during all the mayhem, one of the looting victims happened to be the owner of Ferguson Market and Liquor, the exact store from which Ferguson police alleged Brown had shoplifted. Yes, the real victim the store owner.
|Yes, the real victim the store owner. Beaten up by Brown, and the|
NOTES AND COMMENTS:
***Injecting "race" is vary much a double standard when you look at the statistics on black on black violence , there is also a blind eye to "reverse racism" that plagues American culture . NO BODY LIKES the TRUTH , but here is one story ( as example) :A gang of black teenagers used hammers to beat a man to death after they attacked his car early on Sunday morning in an apparently random attack. Zemir Begic was heading home from a bar in St Louis when a group of black teenagers surrounded his car and began banging on it. The 32-year-old unarmed white male stepped out of the vehicle, only to be yelled at and set upon with hammers, striking him in the head, abdomen and face and leaving him fatally injured. The suspects are described as being a group of black males by the St Louis Post-Dispatch BUT Police Chief Sam Dotson stated the attack was not racially or ethnically motivated. (1)> The White House review shows the wide scope of the programs — $18 billion in the past five years from five federal agencies, including the departments of Defense, Justice, Homeland Security and Treasury, plus the Office of National Drug Control Policy. The report says most of the equipment the programs provide are routine — like office furniture, computers and basic firearms — but about 460,000 pieces of equipment primarily used for military purposes have been provided to local police, including 92,442 small arms, 44,275 night-vision devices, 5,235 Humvees, 617 mine-resistant vehicles and 616 aircraft. (2)> The Brown case. This seems to include, of all people, the President of the United States and the Attorney General. I believe that if officer Wilson had been wearing a camera and the video had been crystal clear in upholding his version of the events, it would have made any difference in black reaction. This is not respect for the law . Another "problem" that hurting Ferguson is the lack of black police recruits in a city that is 98 % black . Obama sought many times to play the mediator in chief on tensions related to a Missouri grand jury’s decision to not indict a white police officer in the shooting last summer of an unarmed black teenager. Obama met with law enforcement officials and black leaders, including the Rev. Al Sharpton, to discuss how to “strengthen neighborhoods.”It’s a familiar stance for Obama, who has tried several times over the course of his administration — and even before he was elected — to mend ties over race.