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Re: “Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby Shows Respect for City's Youth

Skinny man I asked about facts you knew in regards to these charges and you produce nothing but hearsay anecdotal opinions. Did you hear what actually happened in Ferguson MO? Have you chosen to ignore the facts so you can continue to espouse your opinion? A police officer was attacked and the perpetrator tried to take his gun.

Back to Baltimore. Try reading about the career of the black female officer that you have labeled a racist.

I still await your facts in the case, because I don't know any.

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Posted by David w on 05/04/2015 at 8:15 PM

Re: “Cinco de Mayo: You Might Want to Learn About the History Before All the Tacos, Tequila & Cervezas

It also happens to fall on a solar calendar "cross quarter" day, and since we know that the Aztec and Maya were sun worshippers, then it follows that they probably had their own festival on that day. This underground festival day was probably looking for a modern excuse, in the same way that the Catholic Church co-opted existing pagan holidays in Europe and Britain, (i.e. Beltaine).

Posted by Wiz Garber on 05/04/2015 at 8:07 PM

Re: “Sierra Club Flunks All But One Republican Lawmaker On 2015 Report Card

The Sierra Club flunks job production. Tell your state Representative to ignore them.

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Posted by David w on 05/04/2015 at 8:05 PM

Re: “Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby Shows Respect for City's Youth

Well, skinnyman, you can tell me to look "IT" up but then I find stats to refute your entire rant. If you want your comment believed you would do well to provide the proof of what you say because otherwise all I can say is you are wrong. When a police officer shoots an unarmed white guy it is really no different than the shooting of anyone else.

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Posted by Harold R. Simpson on 05/04/2015 at 6:20 PM

Re: “Cinco de Mayo: You Might Want to Learn About the History Before All the Tacos, Tequila & Cervezas

So, you are saying that I need to learn more about Mexican culture than can be gleaned from Speedy Gonzales cartoons? What, are they even allowed to teach that in schools these days?

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Posted by Tedski on 05/04/2015 at 6:02 PM

Re: “Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby Shows Respect for City's Youth

David W., the case for institutional racism in police enforcement is supported by reams of evidence. Look it up and learn.

In general, police tend to concentrate enforcement activities in neighborhoods/areas with high minority demographics, where everyone is seen as a potential, or even likely, criminal. People in such places are detained under a different set of considerations than in mostly white neighborhoods (big AP story on this just a week or so ago, which concluded that you can run away from the police fairly safely in "low crime" (i.e., white) neighborhoods, but if you try it in "high crime" (i.e., black) neighborhoods, you're likely to get chased and injured or killed in the process), and their civil rights are routinely disrespected or ignored.

Ferguson, Missouri is not the only place this occurs by a long stretch of the imagination, but it is very indicative of how these things play out on the ground. The official reports of that situation are very illustrative: general harassment of the local populace, including stops and detentions without probable cause; vast racial disparities in the people who are targeted by such harassment, with minorities targeted at a much higher rate; racial disparities in penalties applied; racial disparities in number of people injured and/or killed by police, regardless of whether the death/injury was "justified"; etc.

In the context of such widespread, deeply institutionalized racism, the race of the officer involved does not matter as much as you think it does. In Ferguson, as in many other places around the U.S., police learn and work in a culture that clearly sees black people and other minorities as high-likelihood perpetrators, and it is commonplace that virtually everyone in a minority neighborhood is presumed to be guilty of something. That's how innocent, unarmed black men such as Freddie Gray are mowed down by police on a regular basis. Regardless of the race of the arresting officer, they are socialized to see minorities as targets who are presumed guilty until proven innocent, not as citizens they are sworn to serve and protect.

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Posted by skinnyman on 05/04/2015 at 6:01 PM

Re: “The Value of Going to College

Don't tell Bill Gates, Steve Jobs or half the billionaires in the US. You might give them a complex.

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Posted by Rat t on 05/04/2015 at 5:46 PM

Re: “The Value of Going to College

Don't tell Bill Gates, Steve Jobs or half the billionaires in the US. You might give them a complex.

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Posted by Rat t on 05/04/2015 at 5:46 PM

Re: “Christians United for Israel hold Pro-Israel event at Fox Theater

Along confuses Israel for every other middle eastern country. Same region, wrong people.

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Posted by Rat t on 05/04/2015 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Christians United for Israel hold Pro-Israel event at Fox Theater

Along confuses Israel for every other middle eastern country. Same region, wrong people.

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Posted by Rat t on 05/04/2015 at 5:42 PM

Re: “Christians United for Israel hold Pro-Israel event at Fox Theater

they are bery smart. they are asking for support and mony from chrstians,andthey use that mony on campains against christians. that is the way it is and has been .

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Posted by Alonzo Garcia on 05/04/2015 at 4:25 PM

Re: “Christians United for Israel hold Pro-Israel event at Fox Theater

I could not understand what it said. Was it anti Christian or anti Semitic? Israel has always been a great ally. So sad to see the current President is treating them.

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Posted by Rat T on 05/04/2015 at 4:21 PM

Re: “One Day in Bisbee

Gee, Becky Deloy McIntyre, could you be a little more snobbish? I don't think you trashed Tucson quite hard enough.

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Posted by donkiyoti on 05/04/2015 at 4:16 PM

Re: “Christians United for Israel hold Pro-Israel event at Fox Theater

On behalf of the Jewish Community, I want to say that CUFI is wonderful!

(The Fox was hit by graffiti a day or so before the Night to Honor Israel)

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Posted by MJ on 05/04/2015 at 3:04 PM

Re: “Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby Shows Respect for City's Youth

skinnyman...half of the six racist cops are black and one is a woman. Can you tell us what facts your opinions are based on?

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Posted by David W on 05/04/2015 at 2:23 PM

Re: “Let's Make Some Noise at the May Day March This Evening

bslap..if you read their FB blogs you will see that all the special interest groups want to band together to get their voices heard in larger crowds...I guess you could say their causes are falling off the face of the Earth and by numbers they look better...haaaaaaaa...not

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Posted by Odie on 05/04/2015 at 1:12 PM

Re: “Let's Watch Calexico's New Live Show

Wow gracias

Posted by Grandma Suzy on 05/04/2015 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Christians United for Israel hold Pro-Israel event at Fox Theater

So this event is already over? I wish you had run some type of story BEFORE the event. It looks very interesting.

Was this the night the taggers hit the Fox Theater?

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Posted by Rat T on 05/04/2015 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby Shows Respect for City's Youth

Ms. Mosby was simply imploring young people to believe in her as an agent of justice and to conduct their protest activities without violence. Yet, she gets attacked by trolls on this thread (and no doubt thousands of others).

Mr. Gray was the victim of a "nickel ride", "joy ride", "rough ride"--take your pick, the practice is so widespread in police forces throughout the U.S. that it has many different colloquial names depending on which city you're in. This is the practice of placing a defenseless suspect with his hands cuffed in the back of a van and driving erratically and unpredictably so as to cause the suspect to bang around inside the van and be injured. It's the surreptitious equivalent of the old-school practice of beating the crap out of a detainee, but the beauty of it for the cops is they never lay a fist or a club on him, so there's no accountability. Nevertheless, this practice has resulted in multi-million-dollar settlements for serious injuries suffered by the victims.

I hope Ms. Mosby fries those racist, sadistic cops and they rot in prison, but like some posters, I'll believe it when I see it. The vast majority of the time cops walk away from such crimes without any significant punishment whatsoever, let alone criminal penalties.

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Posted by skinnyman on 05/04/2015 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Police Dispatch

"Hippie type?" That's racist.

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Posted by Cranky Cowboy on 05/04/2015 at 9:03 AM

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