- Jan 12, 2018
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Didn't the cops announce themselves? I heard they did. I may be mistaken.So if someone came into your house in the middle of the night, did not ID themselves, you have no right to protect property or person? Sorry but I think you are at odds with the Constitution on that one.Violence is never the answer.If this happened in your house, to your family, you’d accept the Grand Jury’s charges? If your answer is “yes”, your either a liar or a coward."But if police went into the home of a white college professor, thought to be involved in dealing drugs, and shoot one of his house guests because he opened fire on an intruder, heads would roll and police policy would change. "Yes, this is sad. And I agree, these officers were following policies set forth by their department and approved by their local government. Unfortunately, a policy that asks police to preform searches without identifying themselves puts them and citizens at risk. And I agree, the leaders in the African American community are just as caught up in the frustration, sadness and anger that is engulfing the people they represent. But if police went into the home of a white college professor, thought to be involved in dealing drugs, and shoot one of his house guests because he opened fire on an intruder, heads would roll and police policy would change. That simple truth is why our country is in for one heck of a winter. Survive the pandemic only to be swallowed in a race war. Fun times!What is sad is that these people of color are constantly being told by their community leaders that they are being wronged. This case was never murder from day one. Anyone who took an objective look at it knew that this outcome was coming. There was never any evidence of "murder" or cops getting away with murder in the Taylor case.Not really a “leftist” but I’d like to take a swing.So would a smart leftist here explain to me why they're shooting cops?
As far as communities of color are concerned they no longer can see participation in this society as their best path forward. Police are a symbol of authority of that society. So they become a natural target. I think your confusion here is that you don’t really understand how disenfranchised certain communities in this country feel. Now, I am not saying that any of these explanations are ones I support as a defense of a murder, but if folks feel justified what difference does it make whether they are right or not?
I bet you remember the Pro-lifers who blew people up to show that abortion was wrong....desperation leads to desperate acts.
Complete conjecture. There is no basis to mount such an argument. Shit like this is why we have such a problem.
On a side note, how odd is this?I’d bet if someone met the two of us on the street, they’d suspect that you supported individual liberties (including the 2ndAmendment) and I was some do-gooder SJW, who believed the answer to government problems was more government.
You have given me a true gift, in that talking to you has increased my faith in our general goodness, regardless of where one falls on any individual issues, Thank you.