Ferguson Debate - Columbus, OH

Discuss the national Ferguson debate in Columbus, OH.

Who do you side with in the Ferguson, MO situation?

Columbus sides with the protestors
The Protestors
 
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The Police
 
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Casual Observer

Columbus, OH

#26 Aug 16, 2014
There is another observation from Ferguson that is just obvious. Blacks take advantage of any opportunity to loot. Any excuse will do for them. Where there is a large group of blacks congregated you can expect looting & thievery. Common knowledge that they steal from each other constantly.

Why is it that we do not see looting such as this from any other racial group? Whites? No. Hispanic? No. Asians? No. Native Americans? No.

No other group. Only the blacks. Must be in their nature as a people. There can be no other explanation.

Since: Apr 13

Location hidden

#27 Aug 16, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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Stay there, I will be there in a few..
woof
I am still there, I cannot pull myself away...
Hey racist dirt

United States

#28 Aug 18, 2014
Casual Observer wrote:
There is another observation from Ferguson that is just obvious. Blacks take advantage of any opportunity to loot. Any excuse will do for them. Where there is a large group of blacks congregated you can expect looting & thievery. Common knowledge that they steal from each other constantly.
Why is it that we do not see looting such as this from any other racial group? Whites? No. Hispanic? No. Asians? No. Native Americans? No.
No other group. Only the blacks. Must be in their nature as a people. There can be no other explanation.
Literate much son?

Listen ignorant hater... In every other country blacks excel. There's no MASSIVE population of blacks in England or Australia's prisons. Why? Because unlike the US with it's Cult of Public Safety and "prison-economy" idiot.

Nice try. Maybe that's why all the retards are stuck up in Ohio because they clearly don't think very well on their feet.. they seem happier to whine and cry and blame their problems on others.

If it wasn't for the blacks most of you flaming douchebags wouldn't have JOBS.
Morning Joe

Dublin, OH

#29 Aug 18, 2014
Casual Observer wrote:
There is another observation from Ferguson that is just obvious. Blacks take advantage of any opportunity to loot. Any excuse will do for them. Where there is a large group of blacks congregated you can expect looting & thievery. Common knowledge that they steal from each other constantly.
Why is it that we do not see looting such as this from any other racial group? Whites? No. Hispanic? No. Asians? No. Native Americans? No.
No other group. Only the blacks. Must be in their nature as a people. There can be no other explanation.
Aren't you the devout Christian from the Xenos thread? What a testimony!
They cannot kill a Spook

Detroit, MI

#30 Aug 18, 2014
Hey racist dirt wrote:
<quoted text>Literate much son?
Listen ignorant hater... In every other country blacks excel. There's no MASSIVE population of blacks in England or Australia's prisons. Why? Because unlike the US with it's Cult of Public Safety and "prison-economy" idiot.
Nice try. Maybe that's why all the retards are stuck up in Ohio because they clearly don't think very well on their feet.. they seem happier to whine and cry and blame their problems on others.
If it wasn't for the blacks most of you flaming douchebags wouldn't have JOBS.
Blacks excel in every other country but the USA? Then explain Somalia, Congo, Brazil, and Haiti
JW

Circleville, OH

#31 Aug 18, 2014
All the facts are not out yet.

“Cats rule.”

Since: Dec 09

Chardon Ohio.

#35 Aug 18, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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I would rather you get shot.
woof
I would rather Che got shot.

“Cats rule.”

Since: Dec 09

Chardon Ohio.

#36 Aug 18, 2014
Hey racist dirt wrote:
<quoted text>Literate much son?
Listen ignorant hater... In every other country blacks excel. There's no MASSIVE population of blacks in England or Australia's prisons. Why? Because unlike the US with it's Cult of Public Safety and "prison-economy" idiot.
Nice try. Maybe that's why all the retards are stuck up in Ohio because they clearly don't think very well on their feet.. they seem happier to whine and cry and blame their problems on others.
If it wasn't for the blacks most of you flaming douchebags wouldn't have JOBS.
Firs of all, its the blacks who cry and blame their problems on others. Second, I have a very good job, and it certainly wasn't because of a black.
d pantz

United States

#37 Aug 18, 2014
Where is real Duke anyways? Can anybody tell the difference without reading the locations?
d pantz

United States

#38 Aug 18, 2014
So lets see... African-Americans cant excel in this country because of a bunch of uneducated redneck republicans? Do you really think thats the reason? Wow, truck drivers sure have way too much power...
Justice

Mount Vernon, OH

#39 Aug 18, 2014
The police need to protect the public from those who are dangerous vandals.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#40 Aug 18, 2014
d pantz wrote:
Where is real Duke anyways? Can anybody tell the difference without reading the locations?
I'm right here. And you should ask yourself....why people imitate me but not you?

woof
d pantz

United States

#41 Aug 18, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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I'm right here. And you should ask yourself....why people imitate me but not you?
woof
Okay, Fake Duke. I see you there . I don't need to ask myself questions I already know the answer to.

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#42 Aug 18, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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I'm right here. And you should ask yourself....why people imitate me but not you?
woof
Must be Che or either you are just a nut! Where are the toxicology reports on Michael Brown?

More video!

http://youtu.be/VdL9dqkyjhM

EXTREMELY GRAPHIC CONTENT: This YouTube video contains disturbing images and audio content, which should be considered before viewing

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has approved a third autopsy on Brown's body, which will be conducted by a federal medical examiner. IS HOLDER PAYING FOR THIS?

“Zuzu's Petals”

Since: Sep 10

Bedford Falls

#43 Aug 18, 2014
Portion of article Fox News

A purported conversation captured on a YouTube video apparently shot in the immediate aftermath of the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown has a possible witness saying the unarmed 18-year-old charged at the officer who fired the shots that have led to more than a week of sometimes violent demonstrations in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson.

Amid angry condemnations of the police and pledges to move away from the mean streets of Ferguson, one man describes what he saw as he witnessed the shooting. He seems to describe how the 6 foot, 4 inch, 300-pound Brown tussled with Police Officer Darren Wilson and charged him, an account that may corroborate Wilson's story and cast doubt on claims of other purported witnesses who say Wilson shot Brown as he ran away, his hands in the air.

"I mean, the police was in the truck [sic] and he was, like, over the truck," the man says. "So then he ran, police got out and ran after him.

“The next thing I know, he comes back towards them. The police had his guns drawn on him."

The graphic, 10-minute video, which has been viewed nearly 1 million times on YouTube, begins with the camera operator walking toward the street where Brown's body can be seen lying on the pavement on the other side of yellow police tape. The reliability of those heard speaking cannot be verified, but Ed Magee, spokesman for the St. Louis County Prosecutor's Office, said investigators are aware of the video and others allegedly taken at the scene and are trying to track down witnesses through them.

"Killed him for no reason," the camera operator says as he moves toward the seen in the broad daylight of early afternoon on Aug. 9.

A group of residents stands several yards away from one side of the body, and three Ferguson Police Department SUVs are parked on the other side, with police officers walking toward them. Three minutes into the video, a man witnesses say is Brown's father approaches the prone body and then is quickly ushered away by two police officers.

The camera operator and another man are heard claiming that the police officer, who authorities later identified as Wilson, shot Brown as he held up his hands and said 'Don't shoot,' then stood over him and "shot him some more." But the camera operator acknowledges only hearing shots and not witnessing the shooting, and attributes the account to "that's what they said."

"They say he had his hands up and everything, and they just shot him anyway," the unidentified camera operator says.

With the police vehicles to the camera operator's left, and Brown's body facing them, a purported witness describes how Brown ran from the police.

"He was running away?" one man asks. "Why his body come this way, though?"
d pantz

United States

#44 Aug 18, 2014
Justice wrote:
The police need to protect the public from those who are dangerous vandals.
By law they dont have to protect you...
d pantz

United States

#45 Aug 18, 2014

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#46 Aug 18, 2014
A Witness Conversation Unknowingly Captured at the Scene of the Ferguson Shooting is a Game-Changer

A previously unnoticed detail in a background conversion of a video taken minutes after the Ferguson shooting could change the course of the investigation into Mike Brown’s death.

The original video poster appears sympathetic to the narrative that Mike Brown was shot unarmed with his hands in the air. But he unknowingly picks up conversation between a man who saw the altercation and another neighbor.

An approximate transcription of the background conversation, as related by the “Conservative Treehouse” blog, who originally discovered the conversation:

@6:28/6:29 of video

#1 How’d he get from there to there?

#2 Because he ran, the police was still in the truck – cause he was like over the truck

{crosstalk}

#2 But him and the police was both in the truck, then he ran – the police got out and ran after him

{crosstalk}

#2 Then the next thing I know he doubled back toward him cus - the police had his gun drawn already on him –

[there is dispute here whether he says "doubled back" or "coming back."]

#1. Oh, the police got his gun

#2 The police kept dumpin on him, and I’m thinking the police kept missing – he like – be like – but he kept coming toward him

{crosstalk}

#2 Police fired shots – the next thing I know – the police was missing

#1 The Police?

#2 The Police shot him

#1 Police?

#2 The next thing I know … I’m thinking … the dude started running …(garbled something about “he took it from him”)

This is terribly important because if Mike Brown had been shot, and he advanced towards the cop instead of surrendering, it would substantiate the narrative that the policeman shot in self-defense due to the fact that he was being threatened with severe bodily harm. This corroborates an account of the event given by a friend of Officer Darren Wilson:

Well, then Michael takes off and gets to be about 35 feet away. And, Darren’s first protocol is to pursue. So, he stands up and yells,“Freeze!” Michael and his friend turn around. And Michael taunts him… And then all the sudden he just started bumrushing him. He just started coming at him full speed. And, so he just started shooting. And, he just kept coming. And, so he really thinks he was on something.”

It’s far too unlikely that these two accounts are similar accidentally, having been from such disparate sources. The apparent witness in the background conversation is speaking with detail about the tragic shooting, and in a manner that runs contrary to the widespread version. Those who watch the video need to judge for themselves if the witness sounds reliable (but he would seemingly have nothing to gain by telling such a story.)

A third piece of the puzzle would be the toxicology report. If there happens to be anything found that might explain how Mike Brown might have been shot and kept advancing toward the officer, then the defense becomes even more believable. Unless someone is emotionally invested in an alternative narrative to the extent that one might ignore plain facts.

We shall see.

Co-Authored by Kyle Becker

http://www.ijreview.com/2014/08/168698-eyewit...

Mike Brown EyeWitness Crime Scene Video Ferguson, MO

https://www.youtube.com/watch...
Casual Observer

Columbus, OH

#47 Aug 18, 2014
Again I am called name after name. No one actually responds to what I am posting.
Duke for Mayor

Akron, OH

#48 Aug 18, 2014
Zoe Regen wrote:
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Must be Che or either you are just a nut! Where are the toxicology reports on Michael Brown?
More video!
http://youtu.be/VdL9dqkyjhM
EXTREMELY GRAPHIC CONTENT: This YouTube video contains disturbing images and audio content, which should be considered before viewing
U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has approved a third autopsy on Brown's body, which will be conducted by a federal medical examiner. IS HOLDER PAYING FOR THIS?
You are quite silly. If you could read, you would notice that I took no position on the issues raised by this situation.

If you were smart, you would not either.

woof

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