Riot police in Ferguson

Riot police in Ferguson

There are 169 comments on the KMIZ story from Aug 15, 2014, titled Riot police in Ferguson. In it, KMIZ reports that:

Local police departments are looking more and more like small armies, stocked with billions of dollars worth of military-grade equipment.

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Ronald

Bellflower, CA

#1 Aug 15, 2014
The Africans say that White cops are going around shooting them dead for no good reason. If that is true, perhaps they had better start behaving themselves.

Ronald
JIm

Crown Point, IN

#4 Aug 16, 2014
Ronald wrote:
The Africans say that White cops are going around shooting them dead for no good reason. If that is true, perhaps they had better start behaving themselves.
Ronald
Perception is everything and now as in the past, they continue to set a negative tone but expect to be looked upon and treated equally. Give me a break.
Cordwainer Trout

Campbellsville, KY

#5 Aug 16, 2014
Jesse Jackson has caused this latest flareup of violence and looting. People like Jackson, Sharpton, Dooley and Obama have set the Black race back fifty years in America. The only answer is to give Blacks one of the States and let them live in African squalor, killing each other like they do in Chicago and Detroit. Their accelerated rapes, murders and torture of Whites for the fun of it can no longer be tolerated.
Cracker

Glasgow, KY

#6 Aug 16, 2014
Wow all this trouble over a cigar thief
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#7 Aug 16, 2014
Close But No Cigar wrote:
The video clearly shows the soon to be thug in training taking what he wanted and pushing the store clerk.
It showed proof of his intentions toward the laws of society.
If the black community understand that and still loot and cause damage they should expect the full force of the law to fall on them.
It hasn't been demonstrated that the real thug's murder victim is the person shown in the apparently unrelated convenience store video.

Being African American doesn't make anyone a "thug," but murdering an unarmed victim probably does qualify.

Flaunting racism is hateful and embarrassing.
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#8 Aug 16, 2014
Cordwainer Trout wrote:
Jesse Jackson has caused this latest flareup of violence and looting.
Troutboy, Jackson and others are concerned and have every right to speak up.

You might want to remember this was started by a shooting - a cop shooting a young man because he was jaywalking.

We have heard from the friend, we have heard from witnesses, now let's hear from the cop.
Ronald

Bellflower, CA

#9 Aug 16, 2014
kuda wrote:
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It hasn't been demonstrated that the real thug's murder victim is the person shown in the apparently unrelated convenience store video.
Being African American doesn't make anyone a "thug," but murdering an unarmed victim probably does qualify.
Flaunting racism is hateful and embarrassing.
kuda.

Yes. The first contact European man had with the African in his native habitat was when European explorers explored the interior of the African continent during mid-19th century. The same moral and physical characteristics those explorers recorded then can easily be observed in today's African, even though many of them now reside in the American continents.

Brown's African relatives probably said it best when they said the video recording him engaging in a strong-arm robbery that was released by the cops reflects unfavorably on Brown's character.**(when judged by White European standards)**

Ronald
Words of Wisdom

Henderson, KY

#10 Aug 16, 2014
The media has made the African American's look like fools. This coverage has hurt all blacks in this country... Al Sharpton is something else. No one will want to hire or live around a African American with him doing this. Sad
Cracker

Glasgow, KY

#11 Aug 16, 2014
Words of Wisdom wrote:
The media has made the African American's look like fools. This coverage has hurt all blacks in this country... Al Sharpton is something else. No one will want to hire or live around a African American with him doing this. Sad
I am glad the real truth is coming out. The police officer did not just pull his gun and shoot a cigar thief down in cold blood. He pushed too far when he went for the officers gun.
Words of Wisdom

Henderson, KY

#12 Aug 16, 2014
I have black friends. Grew up with them. This is a shame how it's been covered and the people they have put on TV representing African Americans. Those people in the streets are thugs. Period.

No justice no peace is getting old. If they want to act like animals they will be treated as animals. Who beside the government will hire them now ? Who would want them to move in their area ? This is going to hurt them more than they know..... And the media has played there hand where the public has got to be saying WOW.
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#13 Aug 16, 2014
Ronald wrote:
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kuda.
Yes. The first contact European man had with the African in his native habitat was when European explorers explored the interior of the African continent during mid-19th century. The same moral and physical characteristics those explorers recorded then can easily be observed in today's African, even though many of them now reside in the American continents.
Brown's African relatives probably said it best when they said the video recording him engaging in a strong-arm robbery that was released by the cops reflects unfavorably on Brown's character.**(when judged by White European standards)**
Ronald
No, Ronald, you're absolutely wrong. You're only revealing your lack of knowledge of human phylogeny. If you had even a most basic understanding of the phylogenesis of the human species, the well from which the blood flows through your veins, you'd know that assuming you're human your family lineage originated in Africa.

Perhaps you think there's a deity who separately created white folks in Europe as his favored people, blacks in Africa and other "racial" groups elsewhere. If so, you need to spend less time studying the bible and more time catching up with the wealth of scientific knowledge available online and at the public library.

The "White European standards" to which you refer hold the key to your Eurocentrism your belief that Europeans discovered "the African in his native habitat ...[in the] "mid-19th century," just as I suspect you may believe that Columbus discovered America when he sailed the ocean blue in fourteen hundred ninety-two, even though there were folks to greet him when he arrived.

You're understanding of the relationship between the victim, Mr. Brown, and the video released by the police is also completely inaccurate. The police acknowledged that the only reason they attacked the victim was because he was blocking traffic and that they weren't even aware that someone was strong-arming a convenience store employee to steal cigars at have same time. There's no indication that those two incidents were related in any way. Mr. Brown's family did acknowledge that he was not perfect. But then who is really? You, Ronald?
Words of Wisdom

Henderson, KY

#14 Aug 16, 2014
Why haven't they put a curfew on the town ?
kuda

Cincinnati, OH

#15 Aug 16, 2014
Words of Wisdom wrote:
I have black friends. Grew up with them. This is a shame how it's been covered and the people they have put on TV representing African Americans. Those people in the streets are thugs. Period.
No justice no peace is getting old. If they want to act like animals they will be treated as animals. Who beside the government will hire them now ? Who would want them to move in their area ? This is going to hurt them more than they know..... And the media has played there hand where the public has got to be saying WOW.
You have friends who're black? That's nice, regardless of how cliched that sounds, but if that's your credentials to legitimize insulting people by calling them "thugs," a racist dog-whistle, you're wrong. And if you really had black friends, you'd know better.
Words of Wisdom

Henderson, KY

#16 Aug 16, 2014
I call a spade a spade. Thugs seem to have problems with the truth.. Thugs look like fools and nothing like America. No Justice No Peace. No Work No FOOD.....
Words of Wisdom

Henderson, KY

#17 Aug 16, 2014
African Americans can't stand for what we are watching play out on TV. These inter-cities look like 3rd world countries.. And then they interview these people that act like victims. Who does this ?

Since: Oct 12

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#19 Aug 16, 2014
Words of Wisdom wrote:
The media has made the African American's look like fools. This coverage has hurt all blacks in this country... Al Sharpton is something else. No one will want to hire or live around a African American with him doing this. Sad
The media has enough agenda on it's guilty plate.....these African-American's have merely backed another violent and deadly THUG......
Cat74

Wilmington, IL

#20 Aug 16, 2014
Actually, the cigars were found on the gangbanger's dead body when they cops picked up the body. There was no question of who stole the cigars. The only question is did the Thug really have his hands in the air when he was shot. I am betting the witness that reported that is lying..
Words of Wisdom

Henderson, KY

#21 Aug 16, 2014
Did you see the press conference ? They are pandering to the Thugs , and cant control them.... I thought I heard Capt. Johnson say that the Black Panthers are helping with crowd control. Are you kidding me !!!!! LOL. This is what happens when we have lost control friends. Cops are not trusted , but the Nation of Islam is. Crazy times. Get your popcorn ready. We are getting ready to see a show.....
Responsibility

Petaluma, CA

#22 Aug 16, 2014
Words of Wisdom wrote:
They are pandering to the Thugs ,.....
Be careful, dear, some folks believe the cops are the thugs.
Ronald

Bellflower, CA

#23 Aug 16, 2014
kudzu wrote:
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No, Ronald, you're absolutely wrong. You're only revealing your lack of knowledge of human phylogeny. If you had even a most basic understanding of the phylogenesis of the human species, the well from which the blood flows through your veins, you'd know that assuming you're human your family lineage originated in Africa.
Perhaps you think there's a deity who separately created white folks in Europe as his favored people, blacks in Africa and other "racial" groups elsewhere. If so, you need to spend less time studying the bible and more time catching up with the wealth of scientific knowledge available online and at the public library.
The "White European standards" to which you refer hold the key to your Eurocentrism your belief that Europeans discovered "the African in his native habitat ...[in the] "mid-19th century," just as I suspect you may believe that Columbus discovered America when he sailed the ocean blue in fourteen hundred ninety-two, even though there were folks to greet him when he arrived.
You're understanding of the relationship between the victim, Mr. Brown, and the video released by the police is also completely inaccurate. The police acknowledged that the only reason they attacked the victim was because he was blocking traffic and that they weren't even aware that someone was strong-arming a convenience store employee to steal cigars at have same time. There's no indication that those two incidents were related in any way. Mr. Brown's family did acknowledge that he was not perfect. But then who is really? You, Ronald?
kudzu.

Yes. I agree. In fact, even the African rioters and looters agreed with the cops when they revealed "those two incidents were not related in any way". It bolsters the argument of the cop who was victim to a violent assault by an "African attempted gun grabber". The cop was unaware that Brown was a fleeing suspect in a violent strong-arm robbery at the time of contact. Only the African knew that. His behavior after being stopped proves it.

As far as Euro-centrism goes, I believe you make a good point. Long after you and I are gone, rich taxpayer supported Government university "professors" will still be arguing whether the more advanced races are in some way related to the Africans. It is currently in vogue to subscribe to post-60s 70s era revolutionary theology that claims the higher races evolved from a primitive African foundational stock.**(the so-called out of Africa controversy)**

What is not in debate, though, is that no society can maintain an advanced civilization once the number of Africans within that civilization reaches the level of 6%- 10%. If you are aware of any that has, I would enjoy your informing me.

Whether you are correct in your unstated assumption that the higher races evolved from the more primitive African foundation race, or whether the African race is a throwback of the higher races will always be a matter of debate. That debate, though, is a political debate. It is not a scientific debate.

Ronald

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