Apparently a teacher, who had been shot in the leg, ran and pulled the fire alarm in the theater, which alerted nearby cops. That's just some damn quick thinking which probably saved several lives. Get him or her a friggin medal!
In all seriousness, I've said for years he should go to New England. Belicheat has a proven knack to take a guy left for dead on another team at bargain basement price and turn him into a star. With the emphasis the Patriots puts on protecting the QB and surrounding him with receiving options, Robert could really thrive. He's not as good as everyone thought he was, but he's not as bad as he appears. He's also suffering from being with arguably the most dysfunctional franchise in the NFL over the last 20 years. RGIII could be a champion as Brady's heir. I honestly believe that.
In the first articles I saw the day of the accident, I read a quote where the passenger said that they had definitely been targeted because they were leaving a Pro-Flag rally. But now I can't find anything that says more than this: I guess she was either misquoted, or the newspapers don't want to run that quote if it can't be substantiated.
Okay, you're still not getting this, my friend. I did NOT create these details. The article i posted has the FACTS, which are not the same as the details that the pro flag/klan crowd are pushing. The details I mentioned were what the #AllLivesMatter and #ConfederateFlag Crowd were saying on Twitter to politicize his death. I know this is complicated, because you had to understand that I was citing these details ironically to hold their story, and their gleeful, macabre celebration that they could turn this debate against black people up to scrutiny. So here you go, read for yourself: https://twitter.com/hashtag/AnthonyHervey?src=hash
Yup. It's been especially rich here in DC. They have held out hope for sooo long that he was just one more off-season away from returning to form of "the best rookie year in the history of the NFL." And each year, their confidence slowly chipping away.
What point do you think I'm trying to prove, I'm wondering?
Because all i did was state how the story was being used as a token example of how the pro flag bunch are victims. The details i related were how that crowd was spinning it all over social media. If you were eagle eyed, you would have seen not one, but three hashtags in the first post that would have gingerly tipped you off that it was about the Twitter reaction to the story. It's utterly ridiculous. If you think I'm trying to make any kind of point that supports the flag or stormers, then you're assuming way too much about me.
I have no problem with the media reporting the instances of police corruption, abuse and murder. We need to be exposed to videos like this, and others of completely unjustified police killings. Because as you said, if we don't see them, there will be no reason for change. My grief with the media, is they are very much playing up one side of the story; the bad cops angle. Cop saves a drowning family or stops a bank robbery gets a paragraph in the local paper. Cop shoots an unarmed kid in a hoodie gets round the clock coverage for a week. In a way, that makes sense, because a cop doing his job and being a hero, is as the Joker says, "All part of the plan." Whereas a cop behaving badly is contrary to their mission, and therefore newsworthy. But story of bad, corrupt cops, or cops' misdeeds are so sensationalized that it's really the only side of the story you hear anymore. If all you hear about is bad cops, what are you naturally going to think about when you see a cop? Not saying that honest cops doing their job well should be headline news, but rather that we might dial back the hyperbole every time one of the more than three-quarter million police officers in the US does something bad. All I've ever really tried to do on the Huddle is try to stop people from getting the impression that police officers are generally bad and corrupt. And between the bad cops and the media, it's not easy.
A lot is made of an increasingly armed police force. I would counter that we have an increasingly armed citizenry. How does an officer truly know that someone is unarmed unless they are in custody or forced to strip naked in front of the cop. For example, I came across this image the other day:
This guy is concealing 17 firearms in this photo. Now if you're an officer, how could you ever be sure that anyone you bumped into on the street wasn't carrying? Wasn't half a second away from drawing and opening up on you? Not to mention, you've got constitutionalists walking through WalMarts with AKs and AR-15s. And you're saying the police are over-armed? We have police homicides because we have nervous cops The video here is a perfect illustration. (also, I whole heartedly acknowledge there are intentional murders by police officers, torture, and abuse in some cases. I would never deny that. I don't believe, however, that's the case in this clip). Cops opening up completely unprovoked. That's not a murder, that's a guy with a shaky trigger finger. We have nervous cops because we live in a society where cops aren't particularly well liked, and thanks to the media, are getting a worse reputation every day. And we're armed, in increasing numbers and with increasing firepower. You can talk all day about increasing training and de-escalating, but really, what's going to make a difference is an officer who feels like he or she is going to go home tonight as much as we the citizenry want to go home tonight. Unfortunately, right now, it's comply or die. But the flip side of that is the cop is thinking, "if they don't comply I might die." These shootings aren't in any way justifiable. I don't think you can make a mistake like this and still serve and protect. And these officers, I think should lose their jobs, and potentially serve prison time. But I don't believe this was murder, in the sense of premeditated homicide, but it was certainly negligent homicide.