It's so sad that this is the image that literally every country has of Americans. And what's sadder is how at seemingly every opportunity, we go out of our way to reinforce the stereotype. Reminds me of this episode of Top Gear: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pKcJ-0bAHB4 Movie buffs will recognize the music as they are fleeing the rednecks is the Mogadishu Market theme from Blackhawk Down. And given the fact that they were being pelted with rocks and were run out of town, it's sadly justifiable. That is something you would expect to happen in Somalia or Pakistan. Not in the US! We're supposed to be the World Power! We're supposed to be the beacon of freedom and prosperity that other nations aspire to. And this is how we act. We pelt entertainers with rocks and hold veritable klan rallies at children's birthday parties. I just have less and less sympathy for people in general. Whatever ends up happening to this country, and our species as a whole, we totally had it coming.
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.