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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by LIVEFRMNYC, May 1, 2015.
If they did it, give them life in prison or - my preference - the death penalty.
It's just been on the news here.
It's all second degree murder and involuntary manslaughter charges. They won't get the death penalty.
I'm just happy they are off paid leave.
Now, have them tried in Minneapolis, so that their former boss will not be pals with the prosecutor.
Conflict of interest is a two-way street.
Are the races and ethnicities of the officers know Now? I haven't seen it reported anywhere.
Second-degree depraved-heart murder?
I'd never heard of that before. So I had to look it up.
Does it matter?
It might matter to those who might feel that racism could have been a motivating factor, and hence have an effect on the intensitivity and duration of any subsequent rioting that may occur.
Video already shows 3-4 of the officers were white.
Thanks for this info. Do you know the races/ethnicities of the non-white officers?
Does it matter ? Perhaps if you watch the news you can get this info.
And besides I said the news shows 3-4 of them are white. I never said the other ones were "non-white".
I'm sure you've seen this :
Prosecutors were handed the evidence so I imagine they have a pretty good case if they filed.
If the police did this purposely, they deserve a much harsher sentence than would be provided to a normal citizen.
Gotta love how the Baltimore police union talking head presumes collusion between members of the same profession. Can you say ironic? I knew you could.
Institutional racism has very little to do with the individual officers involved.
First, none of the charges infer that the police did anything "purposely" rather it was negligence and indifference towards human life. Lastly, the "evidence" that the prosecution has originated from both the police as well as their own independent investigation team.
Not true. The police arrested this man for no reason. They "purposefully" arrested him without a legal reason to do so.
One of the charges is false arrest.
No. No. They deserve the same punishment.
The problem is that for so long the police have received little or no punishment.
Equal punishment will suit me just fine.
Here's the State's Attorney's version of events.
As a Baltimore native and current resident, hearing the words of Marilyn Mosby this morning brought me to tears and made me sick to my stomach. What will it take to make our police stop these abuses of power -- these, yes, murders? I am white, and I have no problem in acknowledging that we as a nation have FAILED our black urban citizens. We have let their communities decay in neglect and turned a blind eye as we have retreated to our suburbs, exurbs, and gentrified urban communities. Out of sight, out of mind with this "other America" right? I am repulsed that it took the extreme events of this week to start this national dialogue and give voice to these invisible Americans. Shame on all of us.
So do you think the intensity of rioting and allegations of racism would be the same if the six officers were black? Or if the victim were white?
Are you someone who tries to find race and/or racism in every situation that involves a diverse crowd? Isn't that mindset at the root of the bigger issue, the inability to see people as individuals separate from a skin color stereotype?