Member since July 18, 2009
Bio Ted Rall is America's most controversial and hard-hitting political cartoonist. Read Ted's columns, watch his animated cartoons and buy his books at his blog: www.tedrall.com.
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9 days ago
Cop have mace. They have tasers. They can call other cops.
it’s good to be back.
Shootings of black men by white cops happens shockingly often, but what happens all the time – every night, everywhere – is driving while black and stop and frisk. Which is a disgusting violation of the Fourth Amendment.
Even by the cop’s account, it looks like the cop shot Brown as he was running away. Notice what happened three nights ago in Ferguson, when a cop shot a guy with a knife. These guys have tasers and mace and nightsticks. They don’t always have to shoot.
The Ferguson riots are not all about Michael Brown. His death was the straw that broke the camel’s back, following year after year of police brutality and abuse, like the guy arrested for damaging government property for getting his blood on the uniforms of the Ferguson cops who beat him up. Whether Michael Brown was an angel or a goon who had it coming is irrelevant. If it wasn’t this, it was going to be something else. It’s like the French Revolution, sparked by the drunken rants of the Marquis de Sade at the Bastille…he was lying about being abused, but France was a powderkeg.
commented on Ted Rall
11 days ago
Thanks, I really do appreciate your kind words…and the advice!
Sorry, but this assertion is even more boring than it is asinine.
Actually, the origins of the blockade have nothing to do with Israeli security:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blockade_of_the_Gaza_StripIt was done for strictly political reasons. By any objective standard, Israel started this conflict.
Hamas’ rocket attacks are deplorable, but pale in significance next to the blockade to which they are responding.
Twisting the point. Israel wants Hamas to disarm, but Israel is far more violent than Hamas. And no, there wouldn’t be peace – Israel would do what people always do with a big military advantage – use it to oppress their neighbor.
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