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I completely agree as a community if we don't come together and seek justice for our young who will, they look to us for safety, confirmation, and leadership so if we don't show them we care and are there for them this will continue to happen and the
Your answer is completely correct and well reasoned. I lived near the region for a long time and it baffles me the amount of people jumping on bandwagons on both sides without all the facts or information.
Absolutely! The people who are rioting are actually mostly not from Ferguson but coming in from surrounding areas to cause trouble which makes it more frustrating. What happened to MB was wrong, but the story gets lost in this madness.
JT: You believe in Bible? After flood, Babel! We went in different geographical directions but "WE ARE ONE!"
I can DEFINITELY agree with that Norine.
JT: From your writings, it sounds like as a teenager you were what you called Michael Brown - "A THUG!" But, you were not faced with what MB was faced with - "TAUGHT" bigotry! You're evidence that there's hope for chg if given the opportunity!
Norine.... I do agree with that assessment. Yes, I was a thug. And so were my white, brown, black, and all friends at that time. But, we still had respect for the police. Were we scared of them? Yes. Scared of going to jail. So we avoided them.
Well all this may be true but we still need to take into a count that now days the people we feel are supposed to protect us are also the ones killing us and that "killing us" has no color to it they are killing and seems like no one cares. It just s
Tonni.. why didn't the young man surrender when police had guns drawn on him? He just kept coming toward the police officer even after being shot. Police are human beings as well and have the same feelings as we do. Why did he not just surrender?
Several witness accounts (from real people) say he was surrendering. Only one anonymous report from someone who wasn't even there says Brown was "bumrushing" the officer.
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What about crimes of blacks on blacks. They are killing one another daily in this country. As far as how they are stereotyped, they are showing this to be the case in Ferguson.
Nice job of perfectly proving her point.
NO. They are proving their own point. They claimed to be stereotyped, but that is exactly what they are doing. Very well I might add.
As though White on White crime doesn't exist? Come on now!
Michael Brown was a thug. Michael Brown is dead because of his actions. PLAIN AND SIMPLE.
To be so absolutely certain about something you know next to nothing about is the work of a fool.
I have studied the case thoroughly and KNOW everything I need to know to come to this conclusion.
Are you really that WEAK? You have studied what "THEY" have released public to study! Do you really believe the hype? There is "NO WAY" a person should be killed for "trivia!" If one must be shot, why not shot in knees or tase? Come on now!
He was attacking the police officer (felony) after committing a strong armed robbery (felony)tried to grab his gun (felony)this is why his thumb had been shot.Kept hitting the police officer until he almost lost consciences. The officer had no choice
He ALLEGEDLY attacked the officer and ALLEGEDLY grabbed for the gun after ALLEGEDLY committing a robbery. You choose to believe he did those things without any proof.
Nice response junkseller! JThomp42 has been "TAUGHT" well! The point is "NO ONE" should be killed for "TRIVIA!" He could have shot the kid in the knees or tasered him! Come on now! The police officer was the professional or was supposed to be!
Yes, I have been TAUGHT to look at both sides of a situation before coming to a conclusion. As far as Brown; he is gone due to his criminal actions. Take Eric Garner,I have no idea what happend, only hearsay. So I would not even try to argue tht case
You look at BOTH SIDES of what THEY allow you to know! FACT: Kid stole cigs = KILLED! Come on now! NO justification! There were other means is all I'm saying! The policeman was the professional? But they have been TAUGHT!
Norine Williams....... look up the FACTS before coming to a conclusion because of race. You are allowing BIAS and HATE guide you blindly.
Can't you HEAR ME! Kid Killed for Cigs by a Prof? Just stating TRUTH! Society has TAUGHT "WEAK" individuals bigotry toward others as well! But Blacks more so! Kid killed for Cigs? What?
Brown was not killed for stealing "cigars." He was shot because he attacked a police officer again and again.Police are the same as you and I.What would you have done if this young man was punching you in the face repeatedly, trying 2 grab your gun??
Norine--This is just plain silly and worse, hateful. Your response is racist and should be considered for what it is, a mindless and meaningless rant. Blacks are, perhaps, best portrayed by the pictures of Ferguson looting?
You do not know that Brown stole anything or attacked anyone. Jumping to a conclusion without proof is often a reflection of bias, which is the exact point being made.
I see there are some who just don't care about "HUMAN" life! Sorry for you guys! But I'm still praying!
As we can all see we are entitled to our opinions and I am allowed to express my feelings towards the "murder" now being distasteful is far from what I was trying to come across as and just as your opinion will not bring the truth to the
Tonni--Your original question is racially motivated and carries a predetermination of guilt. That is more than an opinion; it is vile and there is no defense..
JThomp42 I would have to disagree unless I'm not understanding what your saying, reason being after they reviewed the tapes he was not the right suspect as far as the robbery goes all African Americans DO NOT look the same, when it comes to the gun p
I think we should all wait and see what comes of this before claiming this young man guilty or innocent. But.. depending on which media channel you follow will probably form your opinion.