Teen's Shooting Highlights Racial Ten...

Teen's Shooting Highlights Racial Tension

There are 3669 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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Colbert

United States

#1262 Aug 26, 2014
Aquarius-WY wrote:
<quoted text>Interesting.
Criminals have a right.
They have a right to be arrested.

WOW !!!

Uh OK. If you say so honey chile.

Do those little black kids being shot to death in their own homes and yards by other blacks have any rights to their own lives Mr. Colbert?
Same as the white kids...No difference. Was there a point?
Colbert

United States

#1263 Aug 26, 2014
Aquarius-WY wrote:
<quoted text>From your link.
"Wilson was taken to the hospital after the shooting. He had xrays which came back negative. He was treated for a swollen face."

You just proved by your own damn link that officer Wilson WAS in fact assaulted by Michael Brown.
Thanks.

Hey Einstein, I know y'all like to shoot each on the streets. Do you shoot yourself in your own foot very often sir?
I didn't do the examination, nor did I write this article. I've proved that Fox News was lying about the broken eye socket, with this article..For all we know, during a struggle officer Wilson hit himself...then blamed it on Brown. He's been fired for being a shitty cop before. I'm just saying...
Colbert

United States

#1264 Aug 26, 2014
INFIDEL wrote:
<quoted text>IS that audio of the shooting?

"But if the gunfire heard on the audio is indeed from the Brown incident, the pause doesn't automatically suggest wrongful intent by the officer." (By Holly Yan, CNN
updated 9:00 AM EDT, Tue August 26, 2014)

Maybe it IS audio of the shooting. Maybe the cop just murdered Michael Brown. It could have all gone down that way. I can accept that. Can you accept that maybe Michael Brown attacked the officer and deserved what he got?!?
You're asking me to accept overkill? Shot like an animal...about 10 shots I heard...deserve what he got? Pathetic.
zionism is racism

Tampa, FL

#1265 Aug 26, 2014
Daniel PANTALEO , the NYPD choker , Jim Crow Rogoe , Zemel Ziotard and many cops are Zionists , trained racists, who see the kosher nostra KKK as all powerful war profiteers..........if you are a hammer , everything looks like a nail..........if you are a Zionist , everybody looks like a target from the Madoff sinogog fifth column.
SchoolTheFools

San Diego, CA

#1266 Aug 26, 2014
Colbert wrote:
<quoted text>
You're asking me to accept overkill? Shot like an animal...about 10 shots I heard...deserve what he got? Pathetic.
He's asking you to accept what I'm asking you to accept:

If Brown had not attacked Wilson, chances are he wouldn't have been shot - at least not on that particular day.

Seems like overkill? Maybe, and if the evidence supports that, I'm sure there will be some kind of action. But it seems you're ready to lynch this officer instead of putting your eyes on the person ultimately responsible.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#1267 Aug 26, 2014
SchoolTheFools wrote:
<quoted text>
He's asking you to accept what I'm asking you to accept:
If Brown had not attacked Wilson, chances are he wouldn't have been shot - at least not on that particular day.
Seems like overkill? Maybe, and if the evidence supports that, I'm sure there will be some kind of action. But it seems you're ready to lynch this officer instead of putting your eyes on the person ultimately responsible.
All speculation would be wiped out of this conversation if the police dept. simply;

1 - released the coroners report - 16 days and still no report?;

2 - release any information regarding this officers supposed injuries - again, 16 days and no report?;

3 - release a factual incident report - the one finally released was blank, except for MB's name, and ruling it a homicide;

The silence and total lack of transparency are the root cause of this continuing debate.

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#1268 Aug 26, 2014
Colbert wrote:
<quoted text>
Did you hear the new audio of the shooting? The officer fires, pauses....Then fires more...What the hell?
Verify the video recording.
Even the network which aired that crap said up front that THEY COULD NOT VERIFY IT'S AUTHENTICITY.
They still aired it though.
They gotta keep that pot and your misplaced anger boiling huh.
Colbert

United States

#1269 Aug 26, 2014
SchoolTheFools wrote:
<quoted text>He's asking you to accept what I'm asking you to accept:

If Brown had not attacked Wilson, chances are he wouldn't have been shot - at least not on that particular day.

Seems like overkill? Maybe, and if the evidence supports that, I'm sure there will be some kind of action. But it seems you're ready to lynch this officer instead of putting your eyes on the person ultimately responsible.
I want justice. This happens way too often in those communities. You act like this is the first time.

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#1270 Aug 26, 2014
Colbert wrote:
<quoted text>
Same as the white kids...No difference. Was there a point?
Yeah Einstein.
There is NO such thing as a "right" to get arrested.
ROTFLMAO

Fools like you have no idea of what a right actually is. It shows.
SchoolTheFools

San Diego, CA

#1271 Aug 26, 2014
zionism is racism wrote:
Daniel PANTALEO , the NYPD choker , Jim Crow Rogoe , Zemel Ziotard and many cops are Zionists , trained racists, who see the kosher nostra KKK as all powerful war profiteers..........if you are a hammer , everything looks like a nail..........if you are a Zionist , everybody looks like a target from the Madoff sinogog fifth column.
HOLY CRAP!!! This is the quote de jour. I have NO idea what this dude is talking about, but it's EPIC!!!
Colbert

United States

#1272 Aug 26, 2014
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>All speculation would be wiped out of this conversation if the police dept. simply;

1 - released the coroners report - 16 days and still no report?;

2 - release any information regarding this officers supposed injuries - again, 16 days and no report?;

3 - release a factual incident report - the one finally released was blank, except for MB's name, and ruling it a homicide;

The silence and total lack of transparency are the root cause of this continuing debate.
100% agree.

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#1273 Aug 26, 2014
Colbert wrote:
<quoted text>
I didn't do the examination, nor did I write this article. I've proved that Fox News was lying about the broken eye socket, with this article..For all we know, during a struggle officer Wilson hit himself...then blamed it on Brown. He's been fired for being a shitty cop before. I'm just saying...
Yeah you are "just saying".
You are just saying a lot of bullshit.
In order for a thing to be a lie, tghe reasl truth has to be known beforehand. An uncomfirmed report that is aired is no proof whatsoever of prior knowledge. Grow a brain.

Oh, but there's more.
When >you< thought you had debunked what you thought to be a lie, by posting a link which VERIFIED that officer Wilson was in fact assaulted by Michael Brown, you sank your own claim that officer Wilson was not assaulted..

Again.
NICE job Einstein.
You got sooooo caught up in trying to prove FOX news incorrect, that you proved your own dumbassself a blowhard and a liar sir.
Nice job.

YOUR link PROVES that Michael Brown assaulted Officer Wilson, and thereby gave Officer Wilson the grounds for a lawful and lethal self defense.

Thanks for proving the case and MY point sir.
<smile>

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#1274 Aug 26, 2014
Colbert wrote:
<quoted text>
You're asking me to accept overkill? Shot like an animal...about 10 shots I heard...deserve what he got? Pathetic.
How many total rounds did Officer Wilson's weapon hold?
6?
7?
10?
12?
Was it completely empty after the shooting?

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#1275 Aug 26, 2014
TonyT1961 wrote:
<quoted text>
All speculation would be wiped out of this conversation if the police dept. simply;
1 - released the coroners report - 16 days and still no report?;
2 - release any information regarding this officers supposed injuries - again, 16 days and no report?;
3 - release a factual incident report - the one finally released was blank, except for MB's name, and ruling it a homicide;
The silence and total lack of transparency are the root cause of this continuing debate.
What report says that it was a homicide?

“Evolved hunter/gatherer”

Since: Jan 08

Location hidden

#1276 Aug 26, 2014
Colbert wrote:
<quoted text>
I want justice. This happens way too often in those communities. You act like this is the first time.
You appear to want revenge and not justice.

Justice is served when the facts of a case are examined and the party(ies) that hold culpability, are exposed and punished if applicable.

Are you ready, willing, and able to accept justice if it shows Michael Brown's actions against a police officer directly led to his own death, and the officer acted properly according to the law?

That sir, would be an example of true justice ... should the facts and evidence prove that to be true?
You can accept that?
You can accept justice if Officer Wilson is not charged with a crime?

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#1277 Aug 26, 2014
Aquarius-WY wrote:
<quoted text>
What report says that it was a homicide?
Here ya go;

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/08/22/1323...

And another;

http://aattp.org/st-louis-county-does-have-in...

"The ACLU of Missouri filed a lawsuit to get Michael Brown’s shooting incident report released, and well… just read it for yourself.

And the Ferguson police department’s incident report is simply… blank.
Read more at http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/43761...

It won’t take long. Just a few seconds. Because there’s almost no information in it.

Read more at http://littlegreenfootballs.com/article/43761...

Are we good now?
smarty pants

Charleston, WV

#1278 Aug 26, 2014
inbred Genius wrote:
I have a dream.....POW....I have a head wound
LOL! Oh my gosh. Finally, a laugh I can indulge in.
SchoolTheFools

San Diego, CA

#1279 Aug 26, 2014
Colbert wrote:
<quoted text>
I want justice. This happens way too often in those communities. You act like this is the first time.
Explain to me the kind of justice you are looking for. Should the investigation support that Brown attacked Wilson, and should Wilson be exonerated because of the evidence, will you think justice is done? Or are you simply wanting Wilson to made an example of no matter what?

I can honestly say, and I have written as much here previously, that if the evidence shows Wilson to be in the wrong, I want him in jail for the rest of his life. Can you say the same thing about Brown? That is the question you need to ask yourself, and then examine why you're having the reaction that you are.

I am not acting like this is the first time, and I would appreciate you not putting words in my mouth. I am quite clear, direct, and deliberate in the points that I try to get across.

The incident needs to be investigated and pursued based on accurate evidence, not what has happened here (or anywhere else) before. If that is the road wish to go down, then Brown and his friend should have been shot on sight - as young black men have commuted crimes in that neighborhood before. Do you believe that is right? I don't.

So let's leave the resolution of systemic issues - real or perceived - to those that specialize in that sort of business. We need to deal in the facts, and we need to be prepared to accept to correct outcome based on those facts.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#1280 Aug 26, 2014
Aquarius-WY wrote:
<quoted text>
You appear to want revenge and not justice.
Justice is served when the facts of a case are examined and the party(ies) that hold culpability, are exposed and punished if applicable.
Are you ready, willing, and able to accept justice if it shows Michael Brown's actions against a police officer directly led to his own death, and the officer acted properly according to the law?
That sir, would be an example of true justice ... should the facts and evidence prove that to be true?
You can accept that?
You can accept justice if Officer Wilson is not charged with a crime?
If an independent investigation is conducted, I would accept the rulings, regardless of whom is assessed at fault.

If Ferguson and St. Louis conduct it, I would not. You know as well as I do it would be completely partisan. This can not be conducted internally.

Many factors - from waiting over 12 days to release a totally blank incident report, to no information released as to how many rounds were fired, no medical information as to the supposed medical treatment received by the officer, no coroners report released, all these factors indicate a need for an independent investigation.

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#1281 Aug 26, 2014
SchoolTheFools wrote:
<quoted text>
Explain to me the kind of justice you are looking for. Should the investigation support that Brown attacked Wilson, and should Wilson be exonerated because of the evidence, will you think justice is done? Or are you simply wanting Wilson to made an example of no matter what?
I can honestly say, and I have written as much here previously, that if the evidence shows Wilson to be in the wrong, I want him in jail for the rest of his life. Can you say the same thing about Brown? That is the question you need to ask yourself, and then examine why you're having the reaction that you are.
I am not acting like this is the first time, and I would appreciate you not putting words in my mouth. I am quite clear, direct, and deliberate in the points that I try to get across.
The incident needs to be investigated and pursued based on accurate evidence, not what has happened here (or anywhere else) before. If that is the road wish to go down, then Brown and his friend should have been shot on sight - as young black men have commuted crimes in that neighborhood before. Do you believe that is right? I don't.
So let's leave the resolution of systemic issues - real or perceived - to those that specialize in that sort of business. We need to deal in the facts, and we need to be prepared to accept to correct outcome based on those facts.
Great post / 100% agree with you.

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