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Old 08-03-2010, 09:24 AM
 
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Perhaps someone can defend this statement from the article: "James Harrington, pastor of the Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, said he set up the scenario to test a white officer's reaction to a fight between
two black men."

No, not racist at all. Certainly not teaching hate here either.

Tyanger, sorry it looks like we were posting at the same time.
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:24 AM
 
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That was a brilliant idea!

Introducing doubt and hesitation into the minds of your community law enforcement officers due to worry that it could be another 'test' - that's just great! Maybe next time, when it turns out not to be a 'test', someone will get beaten/shot/stabbed dead while the officer mulls over whether or not it is a 'test'. That would be a great way to "teach young people about violence." Just brilliant!
So well said...
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:26 AM
 
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Perhaps someone can defend this statement from the article: "James Harrington, pastor of the Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, said he set up the scenario to test a white officer's reaction to a fight between
two black men."

No, not racist at all. Certainly not teaching hate here either.
Yeah, I foresee anyone whom publicly denounces this so-called pastors actions being nailed as a racist...Way to go pastor, you just screwed your own and showed your real racists colors!
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:28 AM
 
Location: Marion, IA
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I thought only white men were racist. Hmmm....
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:29 AM
 
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Perhaps someone can defend this statement from the article: "James Harrington, pastor of the Mt. Vernon Missionary Baptist Church, said he set up the scenario to test a white officer's reaction to a fight between
two black men."

No, not racist at all. Certainly not teaching hate here either.

Tyanger, sorry it looks like we were posting at the same time.

Why would you look for someone to defend the statement? Is that what you want to do? Go ahead.
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Old 08-03-2010, 09:44 AM
 
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I wonder how they would have responded if he had hurt someone after being thrown to the ground. This is an incredibly stupid and dangerous idea! They should pay for his medical bills.
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:05 AM
 
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I wonder how they would have responded if he had hurt someone after being thrown to the ground. This is an incredibly stupid and dangerous idea! They should pay for his medical bills.
They would have sued the police department...
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Old 08-03-2010, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Oxygen Ln. AZ
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I am sure we will be seeing more race bait situations like this to stir up the racial divide further. This administration is a disaster in my opinion. I am glad they got caught and could not sue the police department for millions.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:44 AM
 
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This is truly sad. I come from a mixed race family and I feel like race issues have taken a giant step backwards with this administration. Instead of using this as an unprecedented move forward in race relations, it has been used to create a divide and point out our differences. It's a da*n shame.
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Old 08-03-2010, 11:54 AM
 
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What a bunch of black racist idiots. I hope the city and the officer sue them into financial ruin.
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