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Jeff Stahler

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    Were the Italians a race? Were the Irish a race? Were the Poles a race? Even in the 50’s and 60’s South, I can’t recall a sign saying “Negroes need not apply” (though they may have existed) as they were for the Irish. I haven’t seen any signs saying “Latinos need not apply” of late (probably because of law). Is it racism or parochialism? Racism disguising itself as parochialism? Mind bending when a solution to a prejudicial problem cannot be easily recognized and resolved just by slapping a name on it.

  2. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Unfortunately the racist tendencies reside in we the people. We we just can’t get over hating anyone who is different,

  3. Rx71Wm29

    Rx71Wm29 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Well, doesn’t everyone have racist tendencies? It’s what you do about those tendencies that matters.

  4. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 2 years ago

    @mikefive

    Until the mid 1980s, there was a sign on the courthouse lawn in Crossville, Tennessee that said: “Nigger, don’t let the sun set on your head in Crossville, Tennessee.” Read that again: on the courthouse lawn.

    Maybe where you were, people were more subtle….

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    “Until the mid 1980s,…”

    I remember hearing about those signs but had forgotten about them. But not in the area that I lived. Although the black community has been discriminated against longer than the ethnicities I mentioned, all things that happen should not be construed as racially or ethnically prejudicial without careful consideration. I guess I get that attitude from having lived with and grown up with too many (is that possible?) races and ethnicities.

    In this latest incident, I lean toward a poorly trained, undisciplined bully as being the shooter with racism possibly being secondary or tertiary in the shooting. This officer should be charged. Of those police procedures I’m familiar with, there must be a clear danger to the officer or others before deadly force can be used. It doesn’t matter if the young man had tried to grab the officer’s gun as the officer claims. At the time the young man was shot and killed, there was no clear danger to anyone (per witnesses interviewed).

  6. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    “Pardon me?”

    You completely missed the point.

  7. MangeyMoose

    MangeyMoose said, about 2 years ago

    Lady, it ain’t YOU! Only some people who abuse the liberties you represent!

  8. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 2 years ago

    Mikefive said:
    “In this latest incident, I lean toward a poorly trained, undisciplined bully as being the shooter with racism possibly being secondary or tertiary in the shooting. This officer should be charged”.————————————————————————————————-
    What? Do you have access to facts we don’t? You do realize his “witness” is his cohort in thuggery, right?
    Did you happen to see the video of that perp earlier in the day brazenly stealing blunts from a liquor store and when confronted by the owner, he swells up and says “What you gonna do, punk”.
    I doubt that when the officer says to not walk in the street, the perp said “Yes sir” and then the cop decided after 6 years on the job to just execute the guy.
    I expect better from you Mike.

  9. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 2 years ago

    @mikefive

    Understood. and agreed.

  10. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    @ConserveGov

    “Do you have access to facts we don’t?”

    No I don’t, Harley, but the officer’s story as released doesn’t hold water very well either.

  11. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 2 years ago

    “So you just jump to conclusions and only present one side?”

    So you are discounting the statements to police by Tiffany Mitchell and Piaget Crenshaw.

  12. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 2 years ago

    mikefive said, about 4 hours ago
    @ConserveGov
    “Do you have access to facts we don’t?”

    “No I don’t, Harley, but the officer’s story as released doesn’t hold water very well either.” -————-!——————————————————
    First of all Mike, you should know by now that I’m not Harley.

    2nd: Why are you assuming that a known criminal and his accomplice are somehow targeted by a racist and “poorly trained and undisciplined officer”???
    You usually stick to FACTS Mike, which I respect, but your unfounded SLANDER toward a 6 year veteran cop (with a superb record of serving his community) is a shame.
    Don’t start a new reputation as one of these emotional posters that jump to unfounded conclusions.

  13. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 2 years ago

    This is Treyvon all over again.
    I’m surprised they didn’t put out a picture of Brown when he was 12 in a little league uniform.
    As for you TM, did you somehow miss the video of Brown acting like he ruled the world as he stole his blunts?
    I know you probably only watch MSNBS and they don’t like that part of the story, but wake up man!
    This guy committed a strong arm robbery and minutes later attacked a police officer.
    The end.

  14. D Lee

    D Lee GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @mikefive Considering the size of Micheal Brown he didn’t need a weapon to be able to supply plenty of clear and present danger. IF IT WAS HIM in the video in the shop, or whoever that person was, he could have broken the small man trying to keep from being robbed in half without breaking a sweat. If his hands were up when he was shot and he was surrendering, even though the officer involved did suffer injuries, then shooting him was poor training. His attitude toward Micheal’s race was probably less important than the fact that he was a physical threat.

  15. D Lee

    D Lee GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Granted, there must be some genuinely good people who are cops. However, all those I know are racist jerks. My brother in law was a bully in high school, and the police force afforded him an excellent opportunity to continue that hobby as a career choice. The people I have met who he works with often begin as normal people but soon buy into to the “us against them” mentality. African Americans perpetuate the situation when they treat the cops as the enemy, giving even those cops who would prefer to treat them equally difficulty in doing so.Historically, the Black community obviously has no reason to expect fair treatment from any cop, but they need to not just expect it, but demand it. Community members helping store owners to clean up their looted stores is a great start. Dignified, peaceful demonstrations are occurring regularly and getting insufficient news coverage. These things will command respect that the cops would have to honor, or they look like the bad on TV- the court of public opinion. In that case, the community wins and the cops look like the bad guys.Throwing rocks, shouting obscenities and looting as part of those demonstrations perpetuates the problem, because it makes the people who are doing such things look like dangerous animals. Granted, those people involved in the dignified demonstration have no more control over these people than I do watching from my living room three counties away, but the TV audience sees a community, not individuals. Other Americans may not be thrilled with the cops, and no one can legitimately argue that they, as a group, treat any minority group fairly, but if it’s a choice between siding with cops who are jerks but aren’t going to harm those people watching the TV, and a bunch of dangerous animals, the cops are going to win. And, the court of public opinion is the most important force in the world.

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