Eric Garner wasn't resisting arrest; and even if he was death shouldn't be the alternative.
@Jo You need to google how color plays a role in punishment by the police/legal system even news articles and broadcast have to make a point of waving the criminal in question nationality so people can unconsciously decide how they feel about said actions.
I wished there was a way to make names unidentifiable and keep their nationality a secret until said rulings are concluded by the judge or spectators. This way every reaction would truly be colorblind.
Excellent article. People of privilege rarely realize the extent of their privilege. And those without privilege live with chronic deprivation and fear.
When a person in authority... ie police, fire, teacher ask you to follow a directive- you better!
I don't think anyone at the City Paper would use the n word.
But I am pretty sure they use the Uncle Tom word and other racially derogatory terms for a black that doesn't agree with their agenda when Tim Scott's name comes up.
If the system doesn't work then let's get rid of the cops and let people police themselves.
Honestly my most emotional reaction from the video was to the Officer's actions after he'd gunned down Walter Scott. He's so calm and matter of fact about committing that felony, and then the felony of planting evidence, and then the pretend play of shouting orders "get your hands behind your back" to a corpse to begin his cover-up.
The other officers that show up and do nothing weren't much more comforting. LEOs shoot to stop, not to kill, and they should thus have expected a stopped suspect on the ground, needing first aid and not some piece of trash to be ignored until the janitor showed up.
Thank goodness that one of our fellow citizens was there to document it, even if he's pretty much signed up for a lifetime subscription to "police harassment weekly" unless he moves really far away.
Time to revamp this so-called child support which does little more than encourages the breakup of a relationship and rewards (usually the mother) and criminalizing (usually the father) with an archaic form of debtors prison. The nation is slowly recovering from one of the worse economic crisis in this nations' history. Just imagine what already marginalized, oppressed African American males suffer continuously while privileged Americans are given relief and sympathy. A starting point would be joint and equal custody with no money changing hands. That is when the child is with the respective parent then the child is that parent's responsibility. Just with the thought of this being the result, imagine how many relationships would survive just from trying harder?
That would be never.
How often does it come up at your house?
Snow white columnist for a lily white paper decrying white privilege. Bravo!
I wonder how many times the n-bomb gets dropped at the City Paper when Tim Scott's name comes up?
With all due respect, Michael Brown wasn't shot for simply walking in the middle of the street, nor was Eric Garner killed for selling single cigarettes. You forgot the part about them resisting arrest and\or attacking the police. Mr. Scott's case is very different as he was a threat to none.
For me it's not envy. It's dislike of being conned. The signs saying the shelters are full when they have space--the "help me I'm pregnant and need to get back home" sign that the same woman has been holding for 6 months or the man wearing camos claiming to be a vetran when he is not. I dislike being conned by The Man, the Corporation and also by people who happen to be homeless. It also makes my kids scared to have drunk folk banging at our car windows asking for money. I have empathy for those having a hard time or a hard life but do not like feeling conned by anyone.
Speaking as person who "almost" became a working homeless (yes, they do exist), I was fortunate to find affordable housing in Los Angeles at my pay rate. I lived there for five years, dealing with three changes of ownership, with one being an idiot that thought he could circumvent the laws of pre-1977 housing. He eventually lost the property for failure to pay taxes on it.
Simple truth, the homeless, the destitute, the down-trodden, range from immigrants to just released prisoners shunned by their family, to people that you might want to understand that they simply want a hand up not a hand out. Sure there is the image of Hobo Joe portrayed by Buddy Ebsen in "The Andy Griffith Show" conspiring to lead Opie and his friends to do his bidding, but most people are and were just getting by, living day to day and wonder where the next meal is going to come from.
People sometimes make bad choices in life, it's not for us to judge. People sometimes get lost in the maze of booze or drugs or my all-time fave, state sanctioned gambling (aka lotto) or they fall off the deep end when something so traumatic happens in their life, they can't pull up their bootstraps and go on. They lose the house because of corporate greed with financing they should have an attorney translate into english. Been there and the feeling is lower than low.
As for these people paying for a helicopter to spot homeless tent cities, how about you take that money, time and effort to donate work or products to a local food bank, a charity, or a church helping people, not being the self appointed sheriff or vigilante.
Remember "for the grace of God, go I".....remember it only takes the loss of a job for a month or two to drop you in a hole. That hole is might hard to get out of when the rain is coming down and everytime you try and grab, the soil comes off in your hand.
Well "Fish Pimp" a logical person would read the next sentence and see where it states this "Kind of like how most of us at the Holy City Panhandlers page" One would typically put two and tow together to realize I was speaking about "we" as in the ones that have been confronting this issue. But just like the "writer" and I use that term loosely of this article we figure a lot of the loyal readers of this paper wouldn't actually read for the truth just like the "writers" don't investigate for the truth. As matter a fact I have proof that they don't going back to the first write up on this issue. It's funny how when a "reporter" ask someone for a comment and they reply I can talk with you about this tomorrow. When the report says ok not a problem. 9 out of 10 times the "reporter" doesn't write a bullshit article then say "person" has not contacted us back with a comment. Then try to smear said persons name with things the person didn't say but yet was wrote down by a 3rd person. But hey......The City Paper prob already knows that. Hint's why this "writer" never contacted anyone about the real truth. Just some made up shit he came up with on the fly.
Dwayne Green's "column" about the homeless where he just went on a rant and offered zero ideas and/or solutions will come back to haunt him once he does decide to run for office. Well, that column and others.
What do we think he's going to run for? Surely not City Council? Can you imagine him being a visible public figure with that vanity plate that he has?
Matt, I think the term you were searching for to equate the two beliefs is "survivalist"
You troll the best.
"Actually if you had done your research unlike pretty much everyone we have come across at the City Paper " -chad54 1 comment
lol, who is we?
Actually if you had done your research unlike pretty much everyone we have come across at the City Paper you would of found out that pretty much everything you said is false. Kind of like how most of us at the Holy City Panhandlers page are actually trying to help the true homeless while exposing the ones that are not homeless just scamming the good hearted people of our city out of their money. As for the helicopter comment....LOL we pay for that out of our own pockets. Yet again you are misinformed. If you actually researched us and called someone you would of found out that we are locating the camp site not to remove them but to document the homeless, see who is there and if they have any medical needs and or want help. As well as what kind of jobs they can do so we can help them get work. I really got a kick out of how you tried to make us look bad. Maybe you should go over to the 526/ Sam ritt spot and talk to a few of the regulars and ask them how they contacted us the other day because someone found their camp site and took everything they had. Ask them how we got them a tent because that's not what we are about. Of course a simple phone call and you would of found all this out. But just like a few of the other half ass reports at the city paper you clearly have no idea how to actually report. You just spit things off the top of your head and well.....hope it sounds good. Now if you actually want to get to the bottom of the homeless and talk to some of us that see and deal with this people daily. I am not a hard person to find. Feel free to give me a call and we can meet. I doubt you will do so because well. It will make this article look like what it is. Total bullshit.
At Philip Chin, Your well chosen articles, by well researched, thoughtful journalists are more worthy of report and consideration than Mat's preposterous, poorly drawn drivel.
Once again, Mat demonstrates the need
for a thumbs up/down button for the
Wow lol, who is this assclown?
Mat, I think that someone needs to clarify your understanding of Atlas Shrugged. Atlas shrugged. A sentence with a noun and a verb. The noun, "atlas," denotes a monumental force upholding the world. You want to expand upon on your attempt to equate panhandlers to a monumental force upholding the world?
Another poorly researched article in a local "paper". Let's be honest, you're not writing this and working there because you are an excellent journalist. In that regard you've delivered exactly what one would expect.
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