If the 'gentle giant' was such a good boy and doing nothing wrong, why should he have to call for back up at all? The fact the kid was a hoodlum, high on weed and obviously looking for trouble had nothing to do with the need for back up!
The kid was a thug and at the very least deserved to be in jail, he altered the situation and made it worse and paid the price for his arrogance.
We have a legal system and process to allow it to work. It did! But since the decision was not what was wanted by the family, the press and this government, it had to be incorrect, right? Wrong. Regardless of the decision, there would have been rioting and looting because any decision was necessary to get some free stuff. The riots are not about this shooting, it simply provided a convenient excuse.
This particular jury was picked for their duties in May, long before this event and they were picked as a St. Louis County grand jury, not a Ferguson grand jury.
How many times has a Ferguson cop shot anyone in Ferguson? How many times has it been a white cop versus a black criminal? How many times has a Ferguson cop shot an unarmed individual? How many black men or boys have been the shooters in St. Louis county incidents? Yes, most of those arrested in recent years in Ferguson have been black…what else would you expect in a city with a predominantly black population?
You don't know, do you? Some of you act as if this is the most racial town in the country.
The looting and burning has zero to do with this shooting other than an excuse for thugs to get some free stuff and have fun. How about the next time a black person kills a white, unarmed homeowner or nails an innocent person is a cowardly drive by, we white get all up in arms and go to the nearest black neighborhood and set fire to it? Would that make the news?
The media fanned this craziness and they did it intentionally to create news stories that would get them more airtime and attention. There was little responsible, honest or well researched reporting in this entire process.
At his size and being high on weed, having just robbed a shop owner this young man was not unarmed…under armed to be attacking an armed police officer yes, but not unarmed. His parents blame the police. I blame them. They have obviously never taught their son respect for people space, personal property or respect for himself. Had they he wouldn’t be walking around in broad daylight robbing shop owners while high on drugs.
Protest if you must to get attention brought to a particular subject, burning, stealing and shooting at public servants trying to put out fires is not protest…it is stupid lawlessness.
The media is feeding the monkey here. They want more stories, more face time and more advertising revenue. If there are riots they win, if not they have no story and no reason to be there. Politics and money are driving this entire process.
Let all those business owner that have lost property and their livelihood to these collective thugs and see what this community looks like. When they have to drive 15 miles to a grocery store, they might rethink their actions...no not likely. These are stupid or simply just plain criminal people taking advantage of a tragedy. They care nothing about Brown or his family, they are bored and looking for free stuff, pure and simple.
Why is it that STL grand jury is taking flack for taking so long, while Holder and his more advanced and funded staff still haven't even finished their investigation? Because their investigation is not coming up with the results that Obama and Holder want, so they won't release them.
Go look at a map, St. Louis is not in the south! I grew up about 8 miles for all this #$%$...it is not southern!
This say they want no more of this police force. Well go about a week without the police and see how quickly they beg them to come back. They have police and Brown still robbed a store in broad daylight and attacked a police officer who was armed. What does that say for his mentality? It says about the same as those that are looting and burning property of people in their own community that had zero to do with this incident. Talk about Country Stupid, here it is personified!
Color has been the main subject of the Democrats since Obama has been elected. Any complaints about his have all been labeled as racists comments. Weak argument.
More liberal deflection. Let's not talk about what is going on today, let's not discuss the fact that our President intentionally lied and has ruined the costs of our health care fiasco, let's talk about Bush. I thought your President said he wanted to move forward, not look back? Then why do his supporters and his staff keep looking back?
Lame. Really, you want to blame to stupidity of the American voters, and keep in mind Obama has hired people to do his dirty work because he thinks we are stupid, on Fox News?
Read some books. Listen to entire speeches or read the transcripts at least, and get the entire jist of the speakers intent, not just a few hand selected sound bites be they from Fox or NBC. Look at voting records, pay attention to debates, do some research on past legislation a person has submitted or supported. Of course that wouldn't have helped with Obama the first time around be he neither submitted, voted on or support any legislation...it might have shown his true colors and had him excluded from any consideration.
Congress and most of the Presidents staff consider the American voting public dumb as rocks, easily manipulated, easily lied to and lazy. Democrats are convinced that if they give them enough 'government' money, they will keep voting for them. Sadly, they are correct.
Hi signed a bill that was to help those already here in exchange for locking down to border to stop the expansion of future need to do this again. The Democrats never funded the effort and did nothing to secure the border, just like they are trying to do these days. Man your sense of history must have come from the bottom of a bottle of Ripple.
And this is where I have to agree with Obama's ACA advisor...American voters are basically an uneducated group that obtain their voting info from sound bites on the evening news and from racially focused special interest groups. As a collective group, we should be ashamed.
And the lie of the decade, 'if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor, if you like you insurance, you can keep your insurance.' It wasn't simply a lie, it was a well planned and thought out lie. He knew it was a lie when he first said it and he kept repeating it. His ego will not allow him to admit wrong or try to correct a wrong.
Obama wasn't a sudden wonder kid. He was planted as a candidate. The Democrats were failing even though they ran Congress. They needed someone they could manipulate (and then he got away from their control) and that any criticism of him could simply be brushed off as racism. It would make every that did take issue with anything he did or say look bad and they thought this would give them an edge. It didn't work quite as planned and they had to get Dirty Harry to play bad guy (wasn't much of a stretch) and simply not allow anything the Republicans brought forward to be consider for a vote. Harry has done as much to ruin this country and our economy as Obama, surely at someone's direction because Harry isn't smart enough on his own.
Don't look now but he wasn't and still isn't qualified to be a used car salesman. He is not really qualified to do anything when you take away his teleprompter.
How do we know, particularly and unaware Congress, that we need immigration reform? It has been years since we enforced the laws currently on the books regarding immigration and the penalties for violating those laws. We look the other way, we try hard to find politically correct terms for those criminals that break our laws simply in getting here and allow many to stay after they break other laws as well.
How about we enforce the rules on the books and see what happens along our borders? How about we begin deporting those sneaking across our border as soon as we find them and not five years later after they have had a few kids.
If there is any immigration reform that is needed, it would be to change the rules around the anchor babies and the dry foot rules for Cubans. If you are here illegally and don't qualify for asylum under other rules, back you go. Let’s see what happens when we have immigration laws to which we pay attention. If we don’t enforce our laws, basically we have no borders. We are open to the world, including all those that wish to come here to harm this country and its citizens. The government will have failed majestically at protecting the citizens of this country. Our government has an obligation to the ‘citizens’ of this country, not law breaking illegal immigrants.
He has the authority to disregard immigration laws and elect not to prosecute illegal’s for being here illegally. He does not have the power to grant them benefits or cause them to be considered 'legal'. He can direct the DOJ and ICE to not deport them, but he cannot claim by fiat that these people are now legal and eligible for benefits under welfare programs or health care benefits. That requires funding and he cannot arbitrarily create spending bills to fund his actions.
These actions are not for humanitarian reasons, they are fully political and part of the plan to distract from the mid-term losses and force the Republicans to appear to be the bad guys. This action is not as he is so found of claiming ‘fair’ to those that are in line to do this legally. It is not ‘fair’ to many of unemployed ‘citizens’ still looking for work. It is not fair to those in law enforcement and border duties to have them be told basically to stand down!
What 'brown' man would that be? Are you calling Obama brown because he is of mixed race? He says he is black. He ignores the fact that the woman that gave him life is white because it is a better advantage to him to be black.