The comments on this article about "respect" is a canned response to incidents like this.
These are kids. We live in a society that normalizes arrests.
Remember the 13th amendment. The school to prison pipeline needs to be dismantled.
So this civil rights "activist" decided it was okay to violate someone else's civil rights that he disagreed with? Do any of you know the meaning of ironic? Breaking the law for public attention and notoriety is still breaking the law.
Watching this video I observed around the 2:43 mark a student attempting to grab something from the left side of the officer's belt and also saw another large student rush the officer. Bringing the parents in to diffuse the situation would have made the situation worse, as they would have to wait for them to arrive and also you don't want to bring more people into an already volatile situation. Plus if the parents had taught the children respect then we wouldn't have had the incident occur at all. Also around the same time mark you can clearly see one officer putting his body cam back on. Let me ask, how would YOU have diffused the situation peacefully? The police did indeed remove the problem which was assault, not simple students' pranks. You never address the assault on the bus driver and the students stating that they wanted a black driver , not a white one, which is clearly racist, but I don't expect you to understand that. The age of the students do not matter as I read in the paper just this morning of a killing by a 17 year old and a burglary by a 16 year old. You remind me of what the principal said when my daughter complained about being groped in the hallway, " Boys will be boys", which didn't go over well with me or my wife. Perhaps if you ever get assaulted you can ask for the perps name and call his parents to diffuse the situation instead of calling the police.
So we got rid of jaxx and landsnark, two of the worst trolls here. Thank goodness.
So, when a bus full of black people has an altercation and "only black people are arrested", you think that that is some kind of racial profiling!?! What a joke, stop with your white guilt and write about things that matter. Parents need to teach kids respect for authority and shit like this wont happen. I was taught to deal with police like you deal with your grandparents/elders. "Yes sir, sorry sir, never will i do it again sir" even if you think you are in the right. You can deal with the charges in front of a judge later. If you cooperate, you usually get a slap on the wrist.
No, but Jackson did run for president once. My point is that he is more racist than Sessions ever was, but black people seem to get a break when they are blatantly racist. Plus Sessions isn't racist. And your point is...?
Ever-who thinks that this is not a deplorable person stealing from the Girl Scouts, IS deplorable themselves if they condone this.
I heard these skinhead looking dudes talking in the mall the other day. They were all pissed off at something. Fed up or something like that... One dude was like "Man the chit we got at the gun show is untraceable" The other dude was like "Yeah and hunting rounds will go through their vests". Then the first dude said "Now all we gotta' do is make a bogus call and wait." I wonder what they were talking about?
Showmoor: Was Jesse Jackson being nominated a US AG?
So, Chesterboy, what you're saying is that him fighting against it validates it? If he did nothing, would that not also validate it? I'm sure it wouldn't matter to you how he opposed it, it would all give validity to the cause, right?
No one is supreme over anyone else. We're all people. We have the same thoughts, feelings and abilities. We all get traffic tickets, jail sentences, college degrees and Nobel prizes for the same things. What separates us is language, distance and culture. These are the very things that we should peacefully engage one another on, to grow closer as human beings - because we're much more alike than we are different - instead of using those things to divide and conquer based on nationalistic differences or melanin count. The separatist/racist mindset is the problem, and it's the very reason why his reaction was one of the noblest of responses. Fighting against the problem of evil is the only way to reach a solution of peace. To not fight against evil is to fight for it. If the things white supremacists do are done to them, they'll be in an uproar, because they know it's unfair. It's not only unfair if it's done to them. It's unfair against all of us. Anyone operating under the double standard which says otherwise sits at the height of hypocrisy and is the cancer of humanity. Unity doesn't cause problems, division does. Be part of the solution.
Put up a gofundme page for his bail, court and attorney fees. WORTH IT!
It's not corruption, just a cover-up, is all.
"D.C. think tank behind Donald Trump"? Trump is not too keen on anyone not behind him.
I have nothing but admiration for the man who was brave enough to take down that damn flag that represents nothing but racism and oppression. It's A disgrace that he was arrested. Shame on the Charleston police department.
Technically not only did he commit a crime, but he also promotes a view of an honored Southern symbol that gives power to white supremacists - the very people he claims to be fighting against.
The guy carrying that flag should have been charged with a hate crime. Anyone not ashamed of carrying that flag in this day and age is a racist dick!
Senator Tim Scott and Representative Mark Sanford,
I have called and left messages and I wanted to follow up with this communication.
I have been watching and absorbing the events as they have unfolded over the course of the last month or so and have been very concerned about the direction our nation has been taking and the international community's view as a "not-so-great nation". It's was bad enough for him to question judges decisions, even based on their ethnicity, but he clearly has something to hide because, then the unthinkable happens! President Trump unilaterally declares the media the "enemy" of the people and takes the final step of shutting out the media that refuses to allow Trump to dictate his communication without any vetting of what he says. We are in a dangerous time now and I fear, not only for the nation, but for personal safety. We can no longer be informed about what is really taking place in Washington except through our representation. We are beginning to get into a desperate situation and the subversion of the US Constitution cannot be allowed to continue.
Please take action at once to reel in this Oligarch! Now, before it is too late!
Thank you Mr. Akhyari for your wonderful article. I will pray for hearts to be warmed and minds enlightened with the truth and the courage it takes to stand up for one another.
Fair and balanced article for the most part. Respect for the second amendment has to be the foundation for any discussion regarding keeping guns out of the wrong hands. There can be uncompromising support for a constitutional right with room for situational adjustments. Justice Scalia expressed that below in his Supreme Court decision that supported the 2nd amendment but allowed room for such adjustments.
Scalia quote from DC vs Heller, majority opinion
Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited. From Blackstone through the 19th-century cases, commentators and courts routinely explained that the right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose. See, e.g., Sheldon, in 5 Blume 346; Rawle 123; Pomeroy 152153; Abbott333. For example, the majority of the 19th-century courts to consider the question held that prohibitions on carrying concealed weapons were lawful under the Second Amendment or state analogues. See, e.g., State v. Chandler, 5 La. Ann., at 489490; Nunn v. State, 1 Ga., at 251; see generally 2 Kent *340, n. 2; The American Students Blackstone 84, n. 11 (G. Chase ed. 1884). Although we do not undertake an exhaustive historical analysis today of the full scope of theSecond Amendment , nothing in our opinion should be taken to cast doubt on longstanding prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, or laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or laws imposing conditions and qualifications on the commercial sale of arms.26
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