"I regard the basic human value that underlies my own beliefs as tolerance, based on humility. I have no right to coerce someone else, because…
"...#15 for deadliest jobs..."
But #2 in being murdered. http://www.syracuse.com/opinion/index.ssf/…
Dying is dying, but accidentally falling off a roof just seems a little different than being intentionally killed.
Crazy how many cab drivers get murdered. I would guess that's the result of being easy robbery targets, but who knows?
"I am aware of all those shootings, btw. White people are shot too--doesn't make the point less valid." Are you? Might want to Google it, because Ronald Hamilton isn't white, nor was he shot.
Lee, you need to realize that every situation is different. Different cops involved and different people they're dealing with. Using blanket statements about police officers is no better than making blanket statements about blacks, or Muslims, or any other demographic. Sometimes they mess up when making split second decisions. So do doctors. It sucks, but bad decisions are likely to be made in situations where decisions need to be made fast.
You brought up the Bundy situation. There's one where the decision wasn't made in haste. And as a result, at least in the NV standoff, NOBODY DIED. It seems like that disappoints some people, but what was the other way of handling it? Shoot at the ranchers? Then they shoot back, and because they already have rifles and advantageous positions a bunch of federal agents get killed?
BTW, it's pretty unfair to use George Zimmerman in an attempt to impugn actual police officers.
"The truth is that black males are met with disproportionate force. It is a fact. And it needs to stop," he wrote on the very same day that Greenville PD Ofc. Allen Jacobs was shot to death while his gun was still snapped into its holster as he was chasing a known gang member. Further, he wrote this seemingly unaware of the cases of Ronald Hamilton in VA or Zachary Hammond right here in SC.
"Law enforcement officers choose to participate in difficult, dangerous and potentially lethal work."
Leemajors, what exactly is the point you're trying to make there?
An insincere candidate gets called out on a lack of integrity right to her face. A fantastic use of $500. I love it.
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