"We are engaged in a superficial kind of unity"
I don't know if that's ever not been the case. Right under the surface of our famous "southern charm" is a deep passive aggressive sentiment rooted in fear and insecurity of The Other.
I wonder what the verdict would have been if the length of the video and actions depicted in the video were the same, but Slager and Scott had their roles reversed.
"With so many eyes on the street, justice today might rely only on a video "
and injustice may also be caused by a video. People are so used to being spoon fed their information now that few think on their own. They see a video or photo that appears to show one thing and refuse to accept that something else is occurring, already having formed their opinion based on what they think they see, or what others have told them they believe.
Fake news has become the foundation of politics:
You make a good point that being non-racist isn't good enough. But don't tell us clearly what we need to do beyond that.
It was apparently 1 juror who caused the mistrial. Other than seating an all black jury, how do you deal with that in the next trial?
Lord Lord Lord. I have forgiveness in my heart. There are still slaves in S.C.
This time stop praying so hard , get off your knees and get some black jurors.
mayo Caldwell ECSU, G-phi- G, CIAA for life
Pay me now or pay me later. Built on a dump in the 1960's, even then rain would make it a bog. Not much was ever done to take care of it.
You read the next line and realized it was sarcasm, surely? Trump voters are not all out "joining hate groups" just like Clinton voters are not all out rioting and committing assaults or joining violent leftist movements. Some extreme outliers in each group seemingly are, though.
This story is what it is, that is Michael Slager became a bad cop, when he shot Walter Scott hitting him five times. It's obvious that one particular juror has a problem with that, being the case. In this case evidence against Slager isn't circumstantial, anyone that saw the video, saw that Scott was running from Slager not towards him.
All cops such as Slager take an oath to serve and protect. The day that Slager drew his weapon and fired eight times at Scott he wasn't at all living up to that oath.
Cops have to be held accountable for their actions, above all law abiding citizens. Slager has been charged, now he needs to be convicted.
"I don't judge either side by the outliers, nor would any intelligent person."
Er.....you just did. (See comment above beginning with "No, "the Trump-fearers" are just rioting")
But to say trumpsters are all behaving non-violently is not true. If HRC had won, you thing trumpsters would sit back and say all is well? Hell, they don't do it when they won:
People that voted for Trump are overwhelmingly calm and will remain calm and supportive of friends and neighbors, regardless of their political beliefs. Just like in 2008 and 2012 when most of those same people were on the losing side.
There are nutjob fringe elements on both sides. I don't judge either side by the outliers, nor would any intelligent person.
If civil liberties of American citizens are actually threatened, whether it's the 1st or 2nd Amendments or others, Trump supporters are on the correct side of the issue, I assure you.
Stricter immigration controls from nations associated with terrorists that have attacked US people and interests are not civil rights violations, and we must be honest that the majority of terrorist attacks in the world today are associated with Islam. There is no registry of American Muslims nor will there be. Muslims are not being rounded up, nor will they be. Your advice to stay calm is very timely.
I am a Trump supporter. Every single Trump supporter I know, has no issues with Islam & law abding Muslims. We do not agree with Sharia Law! The issue is with those who have hijacked the religion & are killing innocent people.
Please do not believe the mainstream media. Most Trump supporters are the opposite of how we are portrayed by the media and by the Clinton "cult" .It is so ugly how the media has been promoting a false narrative and how their viewers bought into it.
If you were tormented by bullies throughout your formative years and that bullying continued well into adulthood (in fact it continues today by gop leadership and various theological entities, given that I'm a faggot), you would be 100% against installing one as your leader. He is 100% opposite of what this country has held up as role models for our future generations yet everyone seems ok with an asshole in control of the world. Goes 100% against most christians upbringing, yet they support his boorish and disrespectful behavior. I'm ashamed of this countries citizens.
CCSD is driving this train and they should not be as they are not putting any funding into the renovation. CCSD leadership is running scared from addressing the real options available. They are intimidated by African Amercian leadership whom I found to be very open-minded about the options available on the penisula. The renovation numbers as described above are way off City of Charleston estimates. I know all these comments to be factual as I spent better part of 10 months meeting with everyone from state, county, city, Citadel, etc. discussing the many options available. Going to take strong leader to take this issue on and take the lead (that leader has not emerged yet). That leadership does not exist right now at CCSD and I am hopeful that it is Mayor Tecklenburg that stands up and does the right thing. Building back at Stoney Field is not the right thing to do.
I believe in Charleston that we can set the stage for what being united, by keeping Burke alive and well. Being united first has to start at the local government level. It's always been to my understanding that the county,city,and state governments support the same people. Then why not each do their part to save an institution that can unite and serve everyone well.
I see they had to take down one at least hate-filled, threatening comment already. Point proven. This 57 year old white woman will stand by all disenfranchised people. Hate cannot be allowed to reign.
I was thinking about the differing responses in our community in Charleston, not the response in faraway cities. Thanks for reminding me, some anti-Trump protesters are indeed behaving violentlybut there's always a violent faction in every group. Not every conservative bombs abortion clinics.
But the main point is, we all need to calm down and reach out to each other, and be aware that civil liberties and institutions need to be defended, because a threat to one is a threat to all.
Everything you mentioned has already either been proven false or suspect !
Some of those allegations come from a divorce and upset ex wife. We all know how charged that can be.
"Reports that Bannon had told his ex-wife that he doesnt want their children to go to school with Jews were.... utterly untrue,
Its pretty much grasping at straws when all they have is a disgruntled ex-wife in a contentious divorce document making a claim that he disputed.
Please do some more research into the man's actual deeds not words and what other well respected Jewish Americans say about the man.
Israel has no bigger supporter than Steve Bannon..and Andrew Breitbart.
"Israels ambassador to the US, Ron Dermer, and Agriculture Minister Uri Ariel have publicly backed Bannon, as have other Jewish groups, including the Zionist Organization of America."
No American Citizen should be worried about the incoming administration.
Trump just found out he doesn't have the power or finesse to save ALL our jobs - just another corporate crony. https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteveryth…
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