.....It isn't the Democrats or Republicans that caused this......
<2008>Why is it that every Democratic run city has the highest crime rates??For example, Detroit, whose mayor has been indicted on felony charges, hasn't elected a Republican mayor since 1961. Buffalo has been even more stubborn. It started putting a Democrat in office back in 1954, and it hasn't stopped since.Unfortunately, those two cities may be alone at the top of the poverty rate list, but they're not alone in their love for Democrats. Cincinnati, Ohio (third on the poverty rate list), hasn't had a Republican mayor since 1984. Cleveland, Ohio (fourth on the list), has been led by a Democrat since 1989. St. Louis, Missouri (sixth), hasn't had a Republican since 1949, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (eighth), since 1908, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (ninth), since 1952 and Newark, New Jersey (10th), since 1907.The only two cities in the top 10 that I didn't mention (Miami, Florida, and El Paso, Texas) haven't had Republicans in office either -- just Democrats, independents or nonpartisans.Over the past 50 years, the eight cities listed above have had Republican leadership for a combined 36 years. The rest of the time -- a combined 364 years -- they've been led by Democrats.Five of the 10 cities with the highest poverty rates (Detroit, Buffalo, St. Louis, Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Newark) have had a Democratic stranglehold since at least 1961: more than 45 years. Two of the cities (Milwaukee and Newark) have been electing Democrats since the first Model T rolled off the assembly line in 1908.Two cities, 100 years, all Democrats.If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result, the asylums in those cities must be as full as the soup kitchens.............continued
As for wider con-nations the unfortunate and gradual state of so much of the police service becoming more militarised should be a deep concern for thinking people. There is also a wider problem with the number of such events with vicious beating ups, fusillades of shots, etc. The militarising of the police is even more in your face when you consider that each year the Pentagon allocates just under half a billion dollars to armaments for the police!
Instead of slagging me off for what the television "says" the immutable fact that an unarmed man on his knees got 6 damn bullets pumped into him is less important......
Care to refute the historical results of democrat big city rule?
How would American media cover the news from Ferguson, Missouri, if it were happening in just about any other country? How would the world respond differently? Here, to borrow a great idea from Slate's Joshua Keating, is a satirical take on the story you might be reading if Ferguson were in, say, Iraq or Pakistan.FERGUSON -- Chinese and Russian officials are warning of a potential humanitarian crisis in the restive American province of Missouri, where ancient communal tensions have boiled over into full-blown violence."We must use all means at our disposal to end the violence and restore calm to the region," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in comments to an emergency United Nations Security Council session on the America crisis.The crisis began a week ago in Ferguson, a remote Missouri village that has been a hotbed of sectarian tension. State security forces shot and killed an unarmed man, which regional analysts say has angered the local population by surfacing deep-seated sectarian grievances. Regime security forces cracked down brutally on largely peaceful protests, worsening the crisis.America has been roiled by political instability and protests in recent years, which analysts warn can create fertile ground for extremists.Missouri, far-removed from the glistening capital city of Washington, is ostensibly ruled by a charismatic but troubled official named Jay Nixon, who has appeared unable to successfully intervene and has resisted efforts at mediation from central government officials. Complicating matters, President Obama is himself a member of the minority sect protesting in Ferguson, which is ruled overwhelmingly by members of America's majority "white people" sect.Analysts who study the opaque American political system, in which all provinces are granted semi-autonomous self-rule, warned that Nixon may seize the opportunity to move against weakened municipal rulers in Ferguson. Missouri's provincial legislature, a traditional "shura council," is dominated by the opposition faction. Though fears of a military coup remain low, it is still unknown how Nixon's allies within the capital will respond should the crisis continue.Now, international leaders say they fear the crisis could spread.
An unarmed and handcuffed man at point-blank range requires one bullet. They are trained to fire multiple rounds at a threat then gauge the threat level from there.
A culture where the police can be executioners, where shoot first and ask later seems to be defensible, a culture made of fear, violence and savagery.
Strange way to deal with an unarmed young man.
Quote from: Belfrager on 2014-08-19, 03:08:57A culture where the police can be executioners, where shoot first and ask later seems to be defensible, a culture made of fear, violence and savagery.Pure propaganda. This statement only wants to see what you want to think. Meaning if the officer is at fault you feel justified in believing the same thing you say he felt. If not, and the officer is acquitted, justice wasn't served.
Mr police don't shoot this one, I still have to discuss with him.
To change focus a bit to what is considered peaceful and nonresistant...
One from abroad might still wonder - how comes that a peaceful little town turns over night into a plundering community transforming the place into a war zone.Wasn't it triggered by something or is it just simply coincidence? Bad Karma?
How many of them pay taxes
Paying taxes is not a condition for citizenship.
The law and procedures established long before this say what police can and will do. Why is that not considered? This same protest can be legal if they took the time to do it right.
.......One from abroad might still wonder - how comes that a peaceful little town turns over night into a plundering community transforming the place into a war zone.Wasn't it triggered by something or is it just simply coincidence?
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