Teen's Shooting Highlights Racial Ten...

Teen's Shooting Highlights Racial Tension

There are 3667 comments on the Wall Street Journal story from Aug 12, 2014, titled Teen's Shooting Highlights Racial Tension. In it, Wall Street Journal reports that:

Police guard a gas station that was burned when protests over the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown led to unrest and looting.

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Cordwainer Trout

Campbellsville, KY

#70 Aug 14, 2014
Black Rhino wrote:
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"Two witnesses told CNN on Wednesday that while Brown did appear to tussle with an officer before he was shot, he didn't enter the police cruiser as authorities say he did.
"It looked as if Michael was pushing off and the cop was trying to pull him in," Tiffany Mitchell told CNN's Don Lemon.
A shot went off, Brown broke free and the officer got out of the vehicle in pursuit, the women said.
"I saw the police chase him ... down the street and shoot him down," Mitchell's co-worker, Piaget Crenshaw, said. Brown ran about 20 feet, she said.
Then, "Michael jerks his body, as if he's been hit," Mitchell said.
Finally, he faced the officer and put his hands in the air, but the officer kept firing, both women said. He sank to the pavement."
Any other questions, professor?
So, you've established here that Brown was resisting arrest, may have gone for the officer's gun and caused a discharge and then fled. That's a sad story.

Once a police officer discharges his weapon, he shoots to kill. That's just the way it is. Whether someone else's questionable observations think he should have stopped has nothing to do with it.
OnlyPatchWork

Brewster, NY

#71 Aug 14, 2014
conform to the norm wrote:
watts=blacks looting
Rodney king= blacks looting
Katrina= blacks looting
trayvon=blacks looting
brown= blacks looting
we have spent way too much time and effort on this small demographic part of the overall population.
the experiment is a failure "abort,abort,abort"
African Americans, just looking for an excuse to loot, shoot, and burn their own neighborhoods.
CRASSUS

Green Bay, WI

#72 Aug 14, 2014
The Folk needs ta be treated special. They is special people, ya see.

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#73 Aug 14, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
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So, you've established here that Brown was resisting arrest, may have gone for the officer's gun and caused a discharge and then fled. That's a sad story.
Once a police officer discharges his weapon, he shoots to kill. That's just the way it is. Whether someone else's questionable observations think he should have stopped has nothing to do with it.
Arrest for what? Who said he was resisting? You don't know what that cop was doing to him...You were there? He shot him in the back. Where was the threat, professor?
Cordwainer Trout

Campbellsville, KY

#74 Aug 14, 2014
Black Rhino wrote:
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Arrest for what? Who said he was resisting? You don't know what that cop was doing to him...You were there? He shot him in the back. Where was the threat, professor?
The officer shot a fleeing person after that person resisted arrest. What was he supposed to do, let Brown get away, especially after struggling with him, possibly almost being shot himself? This is only according to the supposed witness you offered.

When one of your Black friends shoots someone, does there have to be an immediate threat? They gun down thousands and never shoot to injure.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#78 Aug 14, 2014
Curtis Lowe wrote:
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the truth is that Robin Williams killed that unarmed boy. He was so guilty about it that he went home and killed himself.
Your dismal ignorant joke is lost of even dead cockroaches.

Mr. Williams had early stages of Parkinson's and anyone with half a brain would feel sympathy.

Joke on ... ignorant on ....

“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”

Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#79 Aug 14, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
The officer shot a fleeing person after that person resisted arrest. What was he supposed to do, let Brown get away, especially after struggling with him, possibly almost being shot himself? This is only according to the supposed witness you offered.

When one of your Black friends shoots someone, does there have to be an immediate threat? They gun down thousands and never shoot to injure.
He's not supposed to shoot a person in the back...Cop 101 right there.

Awww, poor little white guy. You resort to a inane racial characterization when the facts overwhelm you.

Typical stormfront drivel.
Cordwainer Trout

Campbellsville, KY

#80 Aug 14, 2014
Black Rhino wrote:
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He's not supposed to shoot a person in the back...Cop 101 right there.
Awww, poor little white guy. You resort to a inane racial characterization when the facts overwhelm you.
Typical stormfront drivel.
There was a struggle with Brown assaulting the officer and injuring his face, which required hospitalization. The perp was running away. The officer is not required to ask the running assailant to turn around. Yet, you haven't seen a coroner's report and don't know where Brown was shot.

You're the one making insulting racist remarks, now. Even your avatar asks for confrontation for a number of reasons. I assumed you have Black friends and some of them are gangbangers, or gangbanger wannabes like Brown. I'll bet I'm not wrong.
Robert

United States

#81 Aug 14, 2014
Simmer down people, the lord has him now and seperation is hard but its just a short time. Fear God not man.
Truth

Rome, GA

#82 Aug 14, 2014
Black Rhino wrote:
<quoted text>Why aren't the witnesses credible? Do you know something about them we don't know? The police shot an unarmed kid in the back...You're either not paying attention or you're an idiot.
Same question for you moron. Why aren't the policeman credible? Do you know them? Were you there? I'm guessing no. You're just one of those idiots that believe everything ignorant Al tells you. You're the same moron I schooled over and over on the Zimmerman case. You listened to fools then as well. You denied the witnesses and evidence there. I'm sure you will do the same here if the officer is cleared.
Truth

Rome, GA

#83 Aug 14, 2014
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>All reports, including the young man who was walking with the deceased, have already stated the officer was in fact white. Reports on the police department in Ferguson have confirmed there are 53 active fill time officers, 3 of whom are black.

That is why the DOJ is involved.
I doubt that is why they are involved. They are involved because the boy looked like he could be Obama's son.
misslady65

Memphis, TN

#84 Aug 14, 2014
Responsibility wrote:
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Your dismal ignorant joke is lost of even dead cockroaches.
Mr. Williams had early stages of Parkinson's and anyone with half a brain would feel sympathy.
Joke on ... ignorant on ....
Sympathy for the white man who chose to take his life,but no sympathy for the young black man whose life was taken..SMH but expected of the white species
rebel

Channelview, TX

#85 Aug 14, 2014
LADY--I bet all the welfare chimps you have squirted out are gangbangers and looters.
real brother

Tolland, CT

#89 Aug 14, 2014
rebel wrote:
LADY--I bet all the welfare chimps you have squirted out are gangbangers and looters.
soon enough, you redneck racist tards will be on your knees to the outraged city thugs - begging for your miserable lives as they pop off caps in your sorry ass from guns they stole from your double-wide - that you left sitting out because you were too drunk and high on meth.

no justice - no peace.

bank on it beeeyatch.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#91 Aug 15, 2014
Black Rhino wrote:
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Why aren't the witnesses credible? Do you know something about them we don't know? The police shot an unarmed kid in the back...You're either not paying attention or you're an idiot.
Sometimes the most unreliable evidence in a trial is the eye witness accounts. With different verbal news reports, it may end up he said she said.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#92 Aug 15, 2014
real brother wrote:
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soon enough, you redneck racist tards will be on your knees to the outraged city thugs - begging for your miserable lives as they pop off caps in your sorry ass from guns they stole from your double-wide - that you left sitting out because you were too drunk and high on meth.
no justice - no peace.
bank on it beeeyatch.
Congressman calls for martial law...Ah yes, now we see where the Billion and a half hollow point bullets are going and are for..........Americans.

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Who

Grand Rapids, MI

#97 Aug 15, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
As the wonderfully progressive Abraham Lincoln once said...
"I have no purpose to introduce political and social equality between the white and black races. There is a physical difference between the white and black races which... will probably forever forbid their living together in terms of social and political equality... and I am in favor of the race to which I belong having the superior position."
As the unreasoned violence of rape, murder and attacking police officers continues to increase, understanding and embracing the progressive insights of Lincoln may be finally bearing their deserving attention.
That's liberal "regressive" historical revisionism because Lincoln NEVER said that you idiot.

We're all sick and tired of the brown "victim mentality", if one of you animals stubs your toe it's somehow the fault of white people.

The "race card" is played out, you people have taken it as far as it can go. We all know that none of you want "freedom", all you really want is "freeshit" because if you did you wouldn't keep voting democrap thereby keeping yourselves on the welfare roles suckling at the white man's teat.
Who

Grand Rapids, MI

#98 Aug 15, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
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The officer shot a fleeing person after that person resisted arrest. What was he supposed to do, let Brown get away, especially after struggling with him, possibly almost being shot himself? This is only according to the supposed witness you offered.
When one of your Black friends shoots someone, does there have to be an immediate threat? They gun down thousands and never shoot to injure.
Of course, he was supposed to let him get away...

anything else is "racism".
Who

Grand Rapids, MI

#99 Aug 15, 2014
avoid wrote:
moral of the story? stay away from cops. or at least american ones.
Typical liberal response - it's the cops fault.

Here's an idea, TRY NOT TO BE A CRIMINAL!

Since: Oct 08

Alpharetta, GA

#100 Aug 15, 2014
Captain Yesterday wrote:
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If you had a son, he'd also be your half-brother.:)
Maw sez I'm the best French kisser in the family, but sis is pretty good too.

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