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Old 05-02-2015, 06:00 AM
 
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Oh, didn't you hear? The looters weren't unruly thugs. They were "caught up in the moment."

I've been listening to protesters on TV complaining about how racist the city is, but I just found these facts about Baltimore.

The Mayor is Black
The State Attorney is Black
The School Superintendent is Black
The Police Chief is Black
Most members of the City Council are Black
43% of the Baltimore Police Force is Black

Forgive me for asking, but isn't this a conflict between the community and the police, not a racial problem?
BBM

Yes, I believe this is not about race and more about police brutality.
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:01 AM
 
Location: New Market, MD
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It has everything to do with race as this entire situation, riots, etc etc etc is being framed as yet another Black man killed by police. So it's important to know the race of all the parties involved.

If it wasn't for that fact, nobody would have every heard of Freddie Gray.

Certainly! At least not the people who think everytime police is being questioned is "just" because of the race involved and not because of the BS some policemen pull occasionally.
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Old 05-02-2015, 06:09 AM
 
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He can tell his family everything he wants, doesn't mean he didn't do something wrong.
Indeed!!

He knows what he did......... HE WILL DO ANYTHING TO GET OUT OF IT!!
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Old 05-02-2015, 08:28 AM
 
Location: Baja Virginia
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BBM

Yes, I believe this is not about race and more about police brutality.
I'd be willing to bet that the Baltimore Police (of any race) don't treat their white arrestees the same way.
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Old 05-02-2015, 08:49 AM
 
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exactly. they are all blue. as a black woman, i don't think i would have made it as a cop. the first time my non black coworkers did something dirty, i would be the first one to snitch. i'd rather be an outcast than a scapegoat. i'm not saying this Goodson guy isn't guilty, but I have a feeling he's going to be the hardest hit when the smoke clears. but who cares. black, white, red, or brown, dirty cops need to be taken down.
What about your black co-workers? They get a pass?
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Old 05-02-2015, 09:01 AM
 
Location: Southwest Michigan/Miami Beach Miami
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What about your black co-workers? They get a pass?
Yeah, that's exactly what I was thinking..
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:35 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Until PEOPLE of all color start thinking of themselves as the member of ONE race....HUMAN, there will remain those that favor/hate those of their own/another race.

On reason I have appreciated growing up in and raising our kids as a "military brat". Life in the military is such a wonderful place to raise your kids, you work alongside and live with each other with a LOT less racial tension than we see in the general population.

We adopted foreign born children, and taught them to tell anyone who asked what they were to answer "American".
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Old 05-02-2015, 10:39 AM
 
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Until PEOPLE of all color start thinking of themselves as the member of ONE race....HUMAN, there will remain those that favor/hate those of their own/another race.

On reason I have appreciated growing up in and raising our kids as a "military brat". Life in the military is such a wonderful place to raise your kids, you work alongside and live with each other with a LOT less racial tension than we see in the general population.

We adopted foreign born children, and taught them to tell anyone who asked what they were to answer "American".
BBM




we all bleed the same color.
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Old 05-02-2015, 11:41 AM
 
Location: USA
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Until PEOPLE of all color start thinking of themselves as the member of ONE race....HUMAN, there will remain those that favor/hate those of their own/another race.

On reason I have appreciated growing up in and raising our kids as a "military brat". Life in the military is such a wonderful place to raise your kids, you work alongside and live with each other with a LOT less racial tension than we see in the general population.

We adopted foreign born children, and taught them to tell anyone who asked what they were to answer "American".
One of my business partners (white) uses that term all the time. And its true.




FYI, if you weren't pushing race or a 'certain' narrative during the protests you weren't getting any air time or even worse were getting blacked out.



BlackLivesMatter was a front. #TheMovement, was and still is all inclusive and united.
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Old 05-02-2015, 12:16 PM
 
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I wonder if the Fox crowd will still support the officers now that they know three of them were black.
What an ignorant statement.
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