if only the cop had complied. a culture of disrespect and violence ends in tragedy for all parties :'( :'( :'( i call cops who brutally execute black men to the cheers of and breathless defense by people like you "pigs" this of course includes any cop who won't hold their buddies accountable for their actions. im sure there are good cops out there somewhere and when they finally decide to come out and take a stand against police brutality then they will be treated with respect. when cops take a stand against brutality, maybe less people will shoot first from fear of being the next freddie gray or walter scott or......
also imo it's a good thing that the money is going to the people who provide the service and do the work rather than some $1 million a year ceo. more businesses should cut the executive fat and compensate their employees with the savings.
there aren't different races because race isn't actually a real thing so idk about this. i mean i get the appeal of the whole "well people are just shitty so they're always going to be shitty so what can you do" style of avoiding discussion but idk what it adds to the conversation when its participants would actually like to talk about it like it's a somewhat fixable thing
hey smoots while you're robbing that convenience store can you pick up some water for his kid? it's been pretty hot this summer and someone has to look after him. you know what they say: it takes a village to keep a child from roasting alive in the backseat of a car
this is a good perspective but make no mistake, had the shooter been a muslim or an undocumented immigrant or (fill in any other bogeyman for right wingers here), and all else was equal, this thread would have taken a very different tone. but since it's yet another racist right winger, the discussion must revolve around gun control and mental illness. you ask the correct questions despite the fact that you're opposed to the shooters ideology and this is of course good. it's a shame though that certain other murderers and attempted murderers aren't allowed the possibility of mental illness. when a black kid from chicago shoots another black kid (or worse, a white kid) no further details are necessary in order for many here and elsewhere to criticize the black community for a violent culture and shitty parenting. super agency is granted to the very bad others while all agency is removed from violent tea partiers and officer badapple