What Started The Looting?
Maple Resident

Bedford, OH

#1 Aug 20, 2014
I must have missed this part but before the black palooka got shot, why were the blacks breaking into the stores in the first place? Someone not qualify for food stamps or something and get mad and start busting store windows?
Mapleman

Bedford, OH

#2 Aug 21, 2014
Stupid thugs. Did you miss the part with the black protestors protecting the stores from the thugs trying to loot them?
xxxrayted

Maple Heights, OH

#3 Aug 21, 2014
They're just troublemakers. Here is a guy nearby Ferguson that decided to die over two cans of energy drinks and some doughnuts. Speaking of nuts, there seems to be more and more of them in that area:

http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/201...
Maple Resident

Bedford, OH

#4 Aug 21, 2014
Mapleman wrote:
Stupid thugs. Did you miss the part with the black protestors protecting the stores from the thugs trying to loot them?
Yeah, I saw the pics of the protesters blocking the stores from the thugs. That was good of those people to stop the thugs from looting.

But how did the looting start? Did the thugglets just start over running the stores for no reason?
Maple Resident

Bedford, OH

#5 Aug 21, 2014
xxxrayted wrote:
They're just troublemakers. Here is a guy nearby Ferguson that decided to die over two cans of energy drinks and some doughnuts. Speaking of nuts, there seems to be more and more of them in that area:
http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/201...
What kind of doughnuts were they? Those Maple Iced Doughnuts are to die for!
Mapleman

Bedford, OH

#6 Aug 22, 2014
Maple Resident wrote:
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Yeah, I saw the pics of the protesters blocking the stores from the thugs. That was good of those people to stop the thugs from looting.
But how did the looting start? Did the thugglets just start over running the stores for no reason?
Thug opportunists trying to take advantage of the protests. It was nice to see citizens protecting the stores. Store owners were reporting that the police were basically telling them to go screw themselves.
Mapleman

Bedford, OH

#7 Aug 22, 2014
xxxrayted wrote:
They're just troublemakers. Here is a guy nearby Ferguson that decided to die over two cans of energy drinks and some doughnuts. Speaking of nuts, there seems to be more and more of them in that area:
http://www.cleveland.com/nation/index.ssf/201...
He had a knife. Suicide by cop. There is actually a better video that shows the shooting.

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xxxrayted

Maple Heights, OH

#8 Aug 22, 2014
Mapleman wrote:
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Thug opportunists trying to take advantage of the protests. It was nice to see citizens protecting the stores. Store owners were reporting that the police were basically telling them to go screw themselves.
I understand now that the police have nearly a dozen witnesses that support the police officers account of what took place as well.

This should get interesting.
Mapleman

Bedford, OH

#9 Aug 22, 2014
It will be interesting indeed. Now there are reports that the cop didn't have a fractured face.

I still think not having gun powder on Mike's hands and arms will be huge. Proves he couldn't have been fighting for the gun when it went off. Whichever witnesses place Mike outside of the car when the first shot goes off might be the most credible. Still too early to tell.

This is exactly why all cop cars should be equipped with dash cams. It's 2014, not 1950. Get it together already.
xxxrayted

Maple Heights, OH

#10 Aug 23, 2014
You are the one against these red light cameras to raise money for the city. Those police cameras are not cheap. Somebody has to pay for them.

This is besides the fact a dash cam wouldn't have caught any of these events that unfolded that day. Dash cams are only good for the front of the vehicle and audio of course. I don't know if they have dash cams in that city or not.

I don't rely on first hand information either. I remember what happened in the Duke LaCrosse and Trayvon Martin case. Early reports are often misleading and down right incorrect. In both cases, what was initially reported and what actually happened were almost two totally opposite things.
Mapleman

Bedford, OH

#11 Aug 23, 2014
I'm against government wasting money and then scheming to get more. How about having officials who properly budget tax dollars? It's like the recycling program in Maple Heights. Cities constantly waste money and then want to rape our pockets for more. If they stop wasting money, they'd have dash cameras.

Brown's body was 25 feet in front of the police car. That part of the incident would have been recorded on video. Also, the audio would have captured what happened when he was on the side of the patrol car.

Yeah, I agree on the early reports thing. It's been almost two weeks and we still don't know if the officer was actually injured or not. Every media outlet wants to be the first to break a story. They don't even seem to source check before running with things.
xxxrayted

Maple Heights, OH

#12 Aug 23, 2014
Mapleman wrote:
I'm against government wasting money and then scheming to get more. How about having officials who properly budget tax dollars? It's like the recycling program in Maple Heights. Cities constantly waste money and then want to rape our pockets for more. If they stop wasting money, they'd have dash cameras.
Brown's body was 25 feet in front of the police car. That part of the incident would have been recorded on video. Also, the audio would have captured what happened when he was on the side of the patrol car.
Yeah, I agree on the early reports thing. It's been almost two weeks and we still don't know if the officer was actually injured or not. Every media outlet wants to be the first to break a story. They don't even seem to source check before running with things.
He was treated at the hospital, that much we definitely know. What the extent of his injuries were is what's now in question. The police Chief said it would take a couple of months for them to conclude their investigation.

Why it takes months to investigate something is beyond me. By then, something or several things will happen that take the spotlight off of this. What I hope doesn't happen is they bring charges against the officer for doing his job if he did it legally and the way he was trained. After all, the only reason they brought charges against Zimmerman was to calm the mobs and the fact it had national attention.

We are either a country of laws or we are not. We can't have laws one month and mob rule the other.
Mapleman

Bedford, OH

#13 Aug 23, 2014
That's another thing that people don't like. If this were a regular citizen, the investigation wouldn't take months. Even you see it's BS, so what do you think the people who question the police see it as?

If you were to shoot a person today and claim self-defense, you'd know within a week if you were getting arrested and charged. But in this instance, we are supposed to believe it takes two months. LOL

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