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  1. sukiec commented on Diamond Lil about 10 hours ago

    The cart wheels look like a fine salute to the cartooning style from Magoo.

  2. sukiec commented on The Knight Life about 20 hours ago

    During the Sunday hiatus i hope to have 24 hours for people to think about something which may help.


    It seems that there is a lot of frustration being expressed here.


    My biggest frustration in this comments section is that there seems to be far more talking than listening.


    At the core many of you are expressing the same basic desires of improved community relations, improved safety, a need for respect and for the rights of others, and understanding that everyone in any group is an individual. In all honesty, what matters is to extend these to ALL.


    There is a heck of a lot that can be acheived when people bother to respect others, treat them as they would want to be treated themselves, politely get clarifications or definitions when needed, and LISTEN.



    Some of you are complaining that the strip is staying in one place, but the discussions here seem to at times be doing that far more. Changes are needed: big, wonderful, and progressive changes, but change does not happen without communication, and communication does not happen unless people listen as well as talk.


    There is an image in my head. Those of you who are choosing sides decide to go toe to toe at a white line painted on a road. Each of your sides has chosen a t-shirt to express your stance. When you approach the line you each see that both “sides” have chosen, “Do onto others as you would have them do unto you.”

  3. sukiec commented on The Knight Life about 21 hours ago

    It seems that there is a lot of frustration being expressed here.


    My biggest frustration in this comments section is that there seems to be far more talking than listening.


    At the core many of you are expressing the same basic desires of improved community relations, improved safety, a need for respect and for the rights of others, and understanding that everyone in any group is an individual. In all honesty, what matters is to extend these to ALL.


    There is a heck of a lot that can be acheived when people bother to respect others, treat them as they would want to be treated themselves, politely get clarifications or definitions when needed, and LISTEN.



    Some of you are complaining that the strip is staying in one place, but the discussions here seem to at times be doing that far more. Changes are needed, big, wonderful, and progressive changes, but change does not happen without communication, and communication does not happen unless people listen as well as talk.

  4. sukiec commented on The Knight Life 2 days ago

    Olangapojoe, i think maybe you do not know what Garner was doing that led to his death. He was illegally selling brand name cigarettes. Not a lot of cigarettes, mind you. If he had been seen as a white collar criminal, given that some of them also engage in illegal sales, just MUCH larger sales, he more likely woukd have been given a citation and have to appear in court, but for a few cigarettes Garner was going to be dragged to jail and when he could not be we know what happened. Right from scratch the police behaviour was disproportionate and it only got worse. There was no need for a paddy wagon, just for the over-reaction to stop rather than escalate.

  5. sukiec commented on The Knight Life 2 days ago

    BTW, like Eric Garner i have asthma. I would hope that if i told someone that i coukd not breathe that the person would behave logically and respectfully. Police get some emergency medical training. They therefore KNOW that maintaining airway is one of the three most important actions for preventing death. There was no excuse i can think of for not taking that plea with the seriousness it warranted. Too many have needlessly died recently: teens, men, cops. It is heartbreaking.

  6. sukiec commented on The Knight Life 2 days ago

    Olongapojoe wrote:
    “there is no dichotomy between wanting cops on the streets to deal with violence and wanting those cops to act decently (including not randomly killing folks
    … In fact, having a police department that has very good community relations can be an important factor in reducing crime, including violent crime.”


    There have recently been other questionable fatal shootings by cops in NYC, including of a young man in a dark hallway with his girlfriend.


    I think most people here realize that not only are good community relations needed, but also that being fair and respectful to citizens in any group including young black men, and to the good cops are both needed to get there. You made a very good point. No group is all good or all bad, all innocent or all guilty. Thinking otherwise is certain to cause conflict.


    If the purpose of this strip was to get people thinking and conversing then at least here there has been some success. Whether enjoying or complaining i think people here are trying to LISTEN to others, and that always is an excellent step. Now, if only it happened as readily elsewhere…

  7. sukiec commented on The Knight Life 2 days ago

    Agrestic, you made a very insightful comment late yesterday, and i replied there, including the quote which i attribute there:
    “There is a reason you separate military and police.
    One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people.
    When the military becomes both then the enemies of the state tend to become the people.”

  8. sukiec commented on The Knight Life 2 days ago

    Yes, you are right, both about the department culture problems in many areas, and about the dangers of militarizing police.

    There is a great Battlestar Galactica quote:

    There is a reason you separate military and police.
    One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people.
    When the military becomes both then the enemies of the state tend to become the people

  9. sukiec commented on The Knight Life 2 days ago

    A friend sent us a link to a video posted on Dec 23rd by Mark Frauenfelder online on Boing Boing that i think many here would appreciate. Similar subject matter and very creative w a surprise bonus near the end.

  10. sukiec commented on The Knight Life 3 days ago

    dang, my bad eye had me miss-hit and i sent prematurely.


    Anyway, i was saying that both are in some ways the SAME problem. When people fail to see and appreciate individuals of any group AS INDIVIDUALS, but instead use the shortcut of assuming that some characteristic, opinion, or whatever must apply to all, in this case either with black males OR with police then there is not a lot of good that can come of it, especially since shortcut category assumptions tend to so often be negative.


    So, yeah, let’s be fair, but let’s try to be fair to both groups. Back in the 60s ans 70s when those of us who were young were trying to get progress in the world some people argued that having so many groups stand up for their own rights would detract, but the opposite turned out to be true because the ultimate message, that we all deserve equal rights and respect came through. Isn’t that ultimately as it should be?