Mike Lester by Mike Lester

Mike Lester

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  1. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Having a riot before any facts are known is not exactly due process. Admittedly the police handled things very badly but rioting, looting and burning down buildings is also over reaction.

  2. Tax Man

    Tax Man said, about 2 years ago

    It is just an excuse to loot.

  3. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, about 2 years ago

    Agreed, to a point, but no one is blameless here. Although it was disgusting to watch a CNN reporter, who happened to be black, talk about how he didn’t feel threatened by the big crowd of people who were carrying signs and were given a microphone to tell how the photos had been photo-shopped (the fact that you have a microphone in your face does not make you an authority on anything), it didn’t do the police any good to leave the body in the street, or to have one of the officers call the protesters “animals” on camera either. And if police show paramilitary force and weapons, it doesn’t take a lot of imagination to fear what looks like a military invasion. Still no excuse to riot and destroy property that has no relationship to the incident.

    And the “us vs. them” mentality is not limited to the public vs. the police. It has been vigorously promoted by both political parties and many cable “news” networks for so long that it is now part of the national fabric. Enmity politics may help with fundraising, but it is the exact opposite of what we need as a society. When the other side ceases to be a part of your extended family and becomes the enemy, the likelihood of compromise and civil discourse gets pretty close to zero.

    Karl Rove has an entire wing of suites reserved for him in hell.

  4. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, about 2 years ago

    So the “Innocent kid walking down the street” turns out to be a thug who commits robbery and brazenly intimidates a much smaller store owner just hours before the incident.
    Once again, like with Trey-Von, the race-card folks jump to conclusions and end up looking like clowns.
    That includes you Barry!

  5. wmconelly

    wmconelly said, about 2 years ago

    Shoot the kid again? Eight times wasn’t enough?
    Oh wait. Lester’s not talking about somebody actually getting shot, is he? He’s changing the subject, as RepubliCons do when pressed with actual events.
    All right; let’s talk about the ‘liberals’ in the media, folks. Liberals are people – apparently – who carry cameras.

  6. warjoski

    warjoski GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @I Play One On TV

    Best post of the day. Thanks.

  7. Mike Lester

    Mike Lester GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    “The value of life is measured by the color of the person who takes it.” -The Media.

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