PN, with all due respect to your cause for justice. You have seemingly lost reality to how our justice system works which is based on the principle of justice is blind. That being said these allegations presented by your blog has no overbearing weight over the blog or comment that has presented that the police officer has an orbital fracture or not. What really matters is whether or not Michael Brown continued to not "Act as he should have" beginning from the store situation where he clearly assaulted the store clerk/owner. Why didn't he just follow the police officers directive whom is clearly in charge of traffic enforcement by the law. I'm being as adjective as humanly possible while you are as un-objective as humanly possible because of the color of the deceased skin. This is hypocritical because within the last year approximately 5000 blacks were killed by blacks and approximately 100 blacks were killed by police. That's a 50/1 ratio so apparently we are barking up the wrong tree. " The needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few or the one" Translation; we need to fix up our house and stop making all these un-necessary distractions about the police and white folk in general. Percentage wise it is an overwhelming FACT that blacks aren't acting like civil people in American society. We have work to do and we have flipped the script in the 21 first century. In the 60's we humbled ourselves to massive abuse lead by Martin Luther"the King". In the 21 first century we aren't humble anymore and demand that white people and the police bow to our will because of the "Sins of America's past" We should all embrace America's culture which has transformed and is the greatest culture known to man and women on the planet "Earth"
@Funk Michael Brown isn't on trial. The store incident has nothing to do with the incident. Where was your outrage when gacpl posted the article about the office having an eye fracture? Why didn't you challenge him?
Lholmes-No one deserves to be executed because they didn't comply. You can't justify 6 bullets in someones child because they didn't move out the road quick enough. It's heartless. I pray you or Funk never lose a child or grandchild to a senseless murder.
@PN, you are right MB isn't on trial and it's unfortunate and tragic that he has lost his life. gacpl posting gave evidence that the officer had reason to fear for his life, your posting is attempting to discredit that fear. The main point is that the officer was attacked by MB.
@PN, I'm pretty sure that MB wasn't shot because he didn't move out of the road quick enough; however hindsight is 20/20 with that fact in hand we can safely say that if he had complied to that directive he would more than likely be alive today by avoiding the altercation with the police officer"knowing how to act"
@PN, I pray for the black families stuck in the concrete jungles of Chicago, Detroit and New York because their Democrat leadership has failed them completely in regards to their safety with all the black lives lost day in and day out with nothing being done about it. Where is the outrage for those murders which lead to the 50/1 casualty ratio?
what about your post quoting this guy pn?
@Funk you're doing the same thing you've asked me not to do---make unfair assumptions. How do you know the officer was attacked?
You say GACPL posted because he wanted to show the officer had reason to fear his life. I don't have the right to present evidence to dispute the clsim? The information he posted was found to be untruthful and I pointed it out.
As far as black on black crime -the media doesn't cover the protest and work being done on the ground. Black on Black crime has gone down over the years and by the way blacks aren't the only ones killing each other.
Republican run states have issues with crime too. At the end of the day your post are biased and your reason not to challenge GACPL doesn't make sense either.
@PN, we know the officer was attacked just as we know the officer shot MB by eyewitness accounts as well as knowing the officer was admitted into a hospital for injuries and that MB is dead. However I will agree with you that any assumptions about the case are open for a challenge and for the rest of this blogs lifespan I will stick to proven facts instead of a pundit. I believe wholeheartedly that you want to truth and justice for all, to include Darren Wilson and not just for the Brown family as Eric Witholder proclaims.
@funk provide proof. Where is the evidence that shows the officer was in the hospital. IIt's all lies made up by the conservative media. Where are the pictures? Right wing media has ghost and the defense has witnesses. GAcpl I want go back and fourth with you because everytime I expose the truth about one lie-you find a new lie.
@funk-please back your claims and present the sources. No ghost please.
@politics Nation I hope you are wrong because if you are not we have a police officer who shots men based merely on the color of their skin and a police department that covers up the acts.
"@politics Nation I hope you are wrong because if you are not we have a police officer who shots men based merely on the color of their skin and a police department that covers up the acts."
This is nothing NEW here. Public lynching of Blacks were completely ignored by Authorities for decades. In fact some of the Police members participated via Klan membership and in dealing with these 'uppity negroes."
The struggle is not over for true equality under the law for minorities and unfortunately it takes events like this to even start a civil and Just discussion of the problem.
Young Black Males have long been in the crosshairs of those supposedly in a position to 'protect' the people.
@PN, thanks for correcting me so let me state the truth. Darren Wilson was treated at a local hospital with a swollen face. The evidence is in your blog post where they state the x-rays confirm this. This is my point when you don't truly understand how to act and that justice is supposed to be blind for all citizens not just black folk because of " The Sins of America's Past". I'm not trying to downplay a precious life either, Darren Wilson's is too and it seems like you are set in your mind that he is guilty already because you don't understand what it's like to be a public servant that is white and scrutinized to the maximum for anything they would do within the jurisdiction of their duties within the rule of law. You need to understand and give credence to stepping in a white police officers shioes and the everyday pressures that they endure?
Jimmy, I respect your opinion but you are off target and are just race baiting. I know you don't mean it ; however you are, ok! During the civil rights movement in the 60's blacks were humble and followed Martin Luther"The King" non-violent March for equality. However it was a majority of racist white folk and racist police precincts that battered these brave Americans culminating in the Civil Rights Acts passage. Fast forward to now we have around 5000 blacks killing each in the continental concrete jungles of America compared to around 100 blacks killed by police officers last year. Leadership should be concentrating on reducing black violence and death in all aspects, not just when it's a black person killed by a white person or policeman.
@Funk- you should try walking in a black mans shoes and the everyday pressures that they endure.
@Funk-the officer was not hospitalized he went to the hospital for an x-ray--walk in clinic-per advisement of his attorney. He didn't not seek medical treatment the day of the event.
@Funk-I have raised black males and I know the challenges they face first hand. Both of my children are humble, kind and college graduates However, I fear for their lives daily. At the end of the day none of that matters--because they don't ask questions before they shoot.
Funk- I don't want you to think somehow you're exempt from racism or that racism no longer assist in America. It doesn't matter where you work or where you live or how much money make--you're still a man with a brown/black face and seen as a threat to some.
My former boss ( older white male) and I would discuss race often. I told him how I feared from my son's life and hated the fact that he was naïve when it came to race relations in America. My Boss--Duke graduate--told me this--"you should be scared and he informed me that racism was real and the KKK was alive and well.
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@Funk: I ain't 'race baiting' by stating what I consider to be statements of fact. Lynchings DID TAKE Place with 99% impunity. Burning crosses and black humans DID TAKE place under impunity.
I will have to look it up my friend, but I am not aware of any prosecutions of these race motivated crimes at the TIME THEY OCCURED. I am aware though, that bringing to Justice Byron De La Beckwith for murdering Medgar Evers, did take place many years later after the crime and a changing of attitude and opinion of white folks in Mississippi did in fact occur. And several other crimes, that I cannot quote at the moment, were successfully prosecuted long after the Jim Crowe era in the South (supposedly) ended.
We are still not a 'color blind' society. No?
Conservatives literally make stuff up to smear Michael Brown.
PN, stated @Funk-you should try walking in a black mans shoes and the everyday pressures they endure.
This is a response fueled by retaliation because I posted to her"You need to give credence to stepping into a white police officers shoes and the everyday pressures that they endure"
This is also from a person that has challenged white folk on this blog about stepping into a black persons shoes when they express their experiences, views and opinions in regards to what they wholeheartedly feel is wrong in the black community.
Most everyday bloggers on this site know that I'm black even PN who has seen me personally at Presidential Kuts in Midway Georgia on June 30, 2013. So, PN why are you challenging me with a ridiculous question like that and distract from real dialogue in regards to this incident while you praise a man that has a white mother from Kansas; Stanley Ann Dunham with a father who was born I and raised in Africa? Maybe someone in the press corp or even you should ask him that question.
Why are you so critical of the police?
Local police should be peace officers, not militarized law enforcers. Police have become violent and abusive to the public they are supposed to protect, and we regularly document cases of abuse.
This is the natural result of the War on Drugs and of the influence the federal government has — through grants, training and the divvying out of military equipment — to local police.
When a “war on (whatever)” mentality is prevalent, everyone not a member of the force is viewed as an enemy combatant.
This has created an atmosphere of fear of the populace among the police and a fear of the police among the populace, putting them at odds.
The Founders recognized that a standing army is the bane of liberty. Local police officers and the federal law enforcement agencies are becoming that standing army by proxy.