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Prickly City by Scott Stantis for October 13, 2017

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  1. Albert einstein brain i6
    braindead Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Gee, Carmen (and Scott) has no clue about what they are protesting — only that they are dishonoring the flag.

    Maybe Carmen (and Scott) believes that there is no police brutality and no such thing as being stopped for DWB.

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    SeanT  over 2 years ago

    Football players are often released from a team not just for poor performance, but also private behavior. They often have morality clauses which can get them fired for “personal conduct reasonably judged by Club to adversely affect or reflect on Club, then Club may terminate this contract.” It would appear that they forfeit their right to free speech when they sign a contract. What I find amazing are the number of “constitutional conservatives” who vehemently defend the Second Amendment, but demand that football players have no right to First Amendment rights.

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    Axeɫ handeɫ  over 2 years ago

    I understand.

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    Darsan54 Premium Member over 2 years ago

    Carmen is being willfully ignorant because she can’t drive.

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    Ignatz Premium Member over 2 years ago

    One more time: THEY AREN’T PROTESTING THE FLAG, THE ANTHEM, OR THE TROOPS.

    They are protesting the fact that cops kill unarmed black people, and nothing happens to them, no matter how clearly unjustified it is.

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    jbmlaw01  over 2 years ago

    It is a shame that marginally-educated football players can be persuaded to protest the 5-10 wrongful police shooting per year while ignoring the welfare-state policies that lead to literally-thousands of ghetto murders.

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    superposition  over 2 years ago

    How many people are actually wrongfully murdered by the police in a year?

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/number-of-fatal-shootings-by-police-is-nearly-identical-to-last-year/2017/07/01/98726cc6-5b5f-11e7-9fc6-c7ef4bc58d13_story.html?utm_term=.e8f328f405fa

    " Police nationwide shot and killed 492 people in the first six months of this year, a number nearly identical to the count for the same period in each of the prior two years.

    As in previous years, the data gathered by The Post showed that police most frequently killed white males who were armed with guns or other kinds of weapons. One in four people killed this year were mentally ill. And police have continued to shoot and kill a disproportionately large number of black males, who account for nearly a quarter of the deaths, yet are only 6 percent of the nation’s population.

    …"

    https://img.washingtonpost.com/rf/image_480w/2010-2019/WashingtonPost/2017/07/01/Investigative/Graphics/2300fatalforce-cumulative-shootings/2300fatalforce-cumulative-shootings.jpg?uuid=X-dkLl34EeeqaTlkp9VSBw

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    jsholtzman Premium Member over 2 years ago

    I may not agree with what you say but I will defend to the death your right to say it

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    nosirrom  over 2 years ago

    I found it interesting that while our Dear Leader has been so vocal about the disrespect shown by NFL players taking a knee during the playing of our national anthem he feels it is perfectly alright for him to remain seated and joke about TV ratings while the flag was being lowered and “Retreat” was played at a military base this past week.

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    nomomaniacs  over 2 years ago

    Its reprehensible that Stannis uses a black character to espouse views that are antithetical to the interests of black people. Its a shameful misuse of artistic license but I suppose that’s his “hook”. THAT is something I hate but will defend his right to do.

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    Mr. Blawt  over 2 years ago

    On the one hand, I love the people of my country and honor their lives. I even get mad if I see a cop shooting someone in the middle of the street without even having committed a crime. On the other hand, I am a free speech absolutist. That means everybody has a right to state his or her opinion. even if I disagree with what they are saying. I hate what is happening to them, but love that they can speak up about it.

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  12. Albert einstein brain i6
    braindead Premium Member over 2 years ago

    It’s good to remember that Trump bigly admires the former head of the KGB — if the kneeling happens when America is bigly Great Again, the kneelers will be imprisoned or found mysteriously dead.

    And there ain’t gonna be none a that fake news about it, neither. The official version will be the only one.

    Bigly.
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    Andylit Premium Member over 2 years ago

    SCOTUS says no. They do not have the right. Not while they are at work.

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