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"Black Lives Matter" #520018
02/09/2015 13:18
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a good friend, who I consider a moderate to slightly left of center person on issues, and who leads what I would call a Faith-centered life ( Communications consultant with religious clients, as well as others ) posted a statement on Facebook this morning:

"I support Black Lives Matter."

He went on to say he wishes "we were seeing the type of news coverage of police officers being killed that we get when a police officer shoots a person of color. I hope that those who support Black Lives Matter will join in supporting the good police who do their jobs in the face of danger every day."

I'm curious.

1. Why would any thinking person say: "I support Black Lives Matter" in the face of their support for brutal slayings of police officers?

2. Do you think we are seeing news coverage of police officers being killed? Is it equivalent to, more than or less than officers shooting blacks?

3. Do you support your local police department? If so, how?



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Re: "Black Lives Matter" [Re: mlbbirdfan] #520019
02/09/2015 13:24
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Originally Posted By: mlbbirdfan

1. Why would any thinking person say: "I support Black Lives Matter" in the face of their support for brutal slayings of police officers?



On what basis do you assert 'their' support brutal slayings of police officers? Who, exactly, do you mean by 'they'?


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Re: "Black Lives Matter" [Re: mlbbirdfan] #520020
02/09/2015 13:33
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Originally Posted By: mlbbirdfan
2. Do you think we are seeing news coverage of police officers being killed? Is it equivalent to, more than or less than officers shooting blacks?


Yes, I do. There was wall-to-wall coverage on all of the cable networks of the manhunt yesterday in Fox Lake, IL, including lots of stuff about how the officer was a good guy. And there has been extensive coverage of the murder of the Deputy Sheriff in Texas.


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Re: "Black Lives Matter" [Re: Webley Webster] #520021
02/09/2015 13:35
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We support good cops but hate racist, bullying, and murderous ones. It seems that there are a lot of them out there.
The killing of cops is in the news media all the time.
As in any organization, right or left, there are some who go too far in their rantings.


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Re: "Black Lives Matter" [Re: DB 5] #520023
02/09/2015 13:51
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From what the right-wing media are promoting, you'd think there had been a big uptick in the murders of police officers this year as a result of the Black Lives Matter movement. There hasn't been.

So far this year, 24 law enforcement officers have been killed by gunfire in the line of duty. Through this date last year, there were 34 such deaths.
https://www.odmp.org/search/year

Being a police officer is a difficult, dangerous job. The ones who do it well deserve our respect, and that's most of them. There are bad apples in every profession. If I have a criticism of LOTS of cops, though, it's that far too many of them will not only tolerate the bad apples in their profession, but will lie under oath to protect them. If anybody had any doubt about that, all they need to do is realize that the other cops initially backed up the one who told the complete lie about the circumstances of shooting the unarmed guy in South Carolina. If a bystander hadn't been recording the entire thing on his cellphone, that cop would doubtless have gotten off completely, and would still be on the job.

One of the things I'm proud of the legal profession for is the willingness of lawyers to see other lawyers punished, up to and including disbarment, when they commit serious misconduct. If law enforcement officers took the same approach, there would be a lot less anger directed at them.

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Re: "Black Lives Matter" [Re: Lee] #520045
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They're not going to criticize these assholes, mlb.It doesn't matter that these fanatics say or do.


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Re: "Black Lives Matter" [Re: mikezpen] #520064
02/09/2015 17:18
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Originally Posted By: mikezpen
They're not going to criticize these assholes, mlb.It doesn't matter that these fanatics say or do.


Why don't you just put a sign in your front yard saying, "Black Lives DON'T matter to me!"


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Re: "Black Lives Matter" [Re: mikezpen] #520072
02/09/2015 18:27
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Originally Posted By: mikezpen
They're not going to criticize these assholes, mlb.It doesn't matter that these fanatics say or do.


I guess their lives don't matter to you then.

And you actually wonder why you get the reactions you get?


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Re: "Black Lives Matter" [Re: John Lease] #520118
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Most black lives don't matter to Black Lives Matter. They don't give a damn about them unless a policeman shoots someone and they can make it an issue. Even you people see that, but you're too ideologically driven to acknowledge it. And frankly, I'm beginning to think a few of you are actually ashamed of being white and carry a guilt complex.


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Re: "Black Lives Matter" [Re: mikezpen] #520128
03/09/2015 01:38
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Originally Posted By: mikezpen
Most black lives don't matter to Black Lives Matter. They don't give a damn about them unless a policeman shoots someone and they can make it an issue. Even you people see that, but you're too ideologically driven to acknowledge it. And frankly, I'm beginning to think a few of you are actually ashamed of being white and carry a guilt complex.


I'm not ashamed of being white.

I am though, ashamed of some white people. That you can't figure out that difference says it all.


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