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Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by SusanK, Dec 8, 2014.
And no one gives enough of a damn to do anything about it either.
Looks as if most cases were resolved by paying off the victims families. I assume most were poor and the sudden windfall was sufficient to keep them quiet.
Maybe if we riot and burn down our own towns and steal from our neighbors businesses, that will somehow change everything?
It worked before in America.
America's civil war
the one that used guns? same guns you keep yapping about getting rid off?
If you want a gun you have to load after every shot be my guest I already stated I didn't count pop guns.
nope, I want the SAME guns the police have. there is no reason why I should have less.
Please try to keep perspective. Each case needs looked at in their own circumstance. Many or most of these were, while tragic, not police misconduct. And just for the record, despite the headline, in a cursory review at least three were victims of security guards or a homeowner, not police. By the way, from 1999 - 2013 something like 2400 police officers have been killed in the line of duty.
And what percentage of all these victims did the media pay much attention too, or caused protest and riots?
Many want to make things out to be as if blacks are making a racial spectacle when it comes to the recent events.
If blacks in general actually owned the majority of the neighborhoods they live in, nobody would care about riots. But it's outsiders that own the business and residential properties that most blacks rent/lease from.
However, many of the businesses that were looted were black owned.
Yes I know that. I'm just pointing out a reason behind why authorities, politicians, media are so harsh on rioters. Not that they shouldn't be, but if the majority of properties were black owned, you'll see a much more lax prevention of riots.
Keep them quiet? Damn near everyone files a civil suit, whether they get justice or not.
Pfft. If I'm gonna time travel back to the civil war, I'm taking a Humvee equipped with a .50 cal, enough ammo to support two armies, and some snacks. I'll win the damn thing for myself.
I get the idea that in the 1950s and 1960s the racists joined the KKK, now days the join the police.
That post bounced off my ears wrong too. Victim's families cannot get justice in the criminal justice system. Civil litigation is the only avenue.
I doubt any of the families planned to sell their loved ones lives. Cheap too.
Unless the families have a large source of wealth retaining counsel by the hour is not an option. Law firms working on contingency make a business decision on the settlement amount. The firm can do better in a different case. Fighting City Hall can only go far enough to dispose of the complaint.
The plaintiffs sign off on the settlement but they really have no choice. The law firms have contracts or engagement agreements that put them in the drivers seat.
It would be much better if the criminal justice system worked as it should. There are no special laws for police killings. Unwritten rules only.
You forgot Gas for the hummer
Ah... The Final Countdown. A great movie.
Wait. They actually made a movie about that? I gotta check it out...
Premise the same, but...
USS Nimitz travels through time to Dec 6, 1941.
Interesting that Gawker chose to ignore the fact that police brutality kills 3x the amount of white people than black people per year.