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Comment Archives: stories: News & Opinion: Editor's Note

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"...continuing to neglect the importance of this movement and deflecting it with such ridiculous terms as All Lives Matter."

Really?! ALL lives matter is a deflecting and a ridiculous term? I say NOT!

ALL lives do matter. Just because injustices against those of different races have been largely ignored by the media doesn't mean they are not happening. The media will pick and choose what they feel gets more attention, with Tucson Weekly most definitely included. If someone thinks that there aren't as many interesting stories including white (although these are usually poor white people in these circumstances) and brown people, then they aren't thinking. I'm sure there are plenty of other colors, races and creeds where these injustices happen which I myself am ignorant to.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 07/14/2016 at 9:31 AM

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George Soros hates America. Look at his actions.

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Posted by David W on 07/14/2016 at 9:00 AM

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Hey, take a wild guess on who funded BLM to the tune of 33 million bucks. Yep, Mr. George Soros
again. The same guy who used his checkbook to create "Occupy" which was another Democrat party front group. These organizations are in no way "organic" movements. Maybe Soros is your true "architect of hate". Any bitches about his " dark money " out there? Nope, I can only hear crickets.
Amazing how the Tea Party was blamed for all kinds of shit, often for things they were in no way responsible for, but the true haters on the left get a free pass once again.

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Posted by The Vince of darkness on 07/14/2016 at 8:24 AM

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Spreading the myth that police officers are targeting or hunting young black men is both dangerous and inappropriate. I don't understand what your motives are because this myth only serves to perpetuate the conditions of poverty and crime within black communities by not addressing them head on, by pretending that they are not related. The myth of police hunting black men is as racist a trope as there ever was and only continues the subjugation of black men and women by avoiding the real issues within the community.

You fix the police today and there will still be 15-20 black men murdered by other black men tomorrow. What does it really change?

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Posted by HumanBean on 07/14/2016 at 8:02 AM

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Within one week we have had a Facebook live stream of a man dying after being shot by a police officer, then, a racially motivated attack on white police officers, and finally, a group of young black men being shot while in their car (30+ round fired at them). I think these videos are all related.

Young black men face far more of a threat from other young black men then they ever will from the police. There will be about 30-40 black men killed by police this year whereas there will be about 4000+ black men murdered by other black men this year. That's right, in the last 2 days there were as many young black men killed by other young black men as shot by police in the previous year. 82% of all black men dying from a gun wound is a homicide.

There is racial/bigoted violence directed at police officers every day in some of these communities. Federal statistics show that police are far more likely to be shot by a black man than to shoot a black man. Black cops are more likely to shoot a black man than a white cop is. These police officers are targeted for their lives every single day that they put on their uniform. It might be their last.

Officers are faced with split second decisions on a daily basis and when they make a mistake people can die. Some police officers are clearly abusing their power and committing crimes. We have to develop mechanisms to sort out the accidents from the abuses without the general public condemning both. We have to increase funding and training so that police officers are less stressed and have better skills and training to fall back on in stressful situations.

Fixing the problems within a few isolated departments will require increased funding and directional support, but it should be pretty easy.

Fixing disparate and diverse communities rife with poverty, broken families, crime and dysfunctional social mechanisms will be much more difficult and until these communities get the support they need from the rest of us, nothing is going to change. Thousands of black men are going to continue to needlessly die.

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Posted by HumanBean on 07/14/2016 at 7:49 AM

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sgsmith - hate to break your heart, but Barack Hussein Obama was not the first black president. Did you forget he's half white as all liberals do?

And besides, Bill Clinton already took the mantle of first black president.

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Posted by What, Again on 07/14/2016 at 7:32 AM

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We've already had the "architect of hate" for almost seven years in the white house and he has wrought exactly what he planned.

Get Whitey, Make Him Pay!

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Posted by What, Again on 07/14/2016 at 7:22 AM

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The election of the first black president was an event that many in this nation never thought they would see in their lifetimes. They were OK with being politically correct in public and keeping long-held beliefs about race to themselves and their like-minded family and friends. Then it really happened and they hardened their hearts and lost their minds. No matter the cost to this nation these people have tried at every opportunity to turn back time to no avail and now, irony of ironies – one of the architects of the hate is on the verge of being elected the next president of the United States.

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Posted by sgsmith on 07/14/2016 at 7:10 AM

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Please explain to us how you open hearts and minds espousing hatred to achieve your goals. Constantly siding with victims of police action does not make them innocent. It fuels division. This is so misguided. And now I see Jesse Jackson at the back of the parade. I should have known it.

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Posted by Rat T on 07/14/2016 at 6:35 AM

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Happy Birthday Mari.

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Posted by salmuina1@verizon.net on 07/08/2016 at 4:40 AM

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Unpaid mortgages 'could' be devastating.

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Posted by Yes Sir Bob on 06/30/2016 at 3:05 PM

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At least the person in the photo above isn't homeless. This person has their home right in the palm of their hands.

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Posted by AZ/DC! on 06/30/2016 at 11:50 AM

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"Reasonable accommodations for mental health disability?" Is there a complete and total list of all things "necessary" to prevent a landlord from being sued? Something that if followed would disallow legal action against him/her all the way to the Supreme Court? I didn't think so. How could an individual landlord take that risk?

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Posted by Rat T on 06/30/2016 at 9:48 AM

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Under the Fair Housing Act, all landlords, including public housing, are required to make reasonable accommodations of their tenant policies where necessary because of a tenant's disability, including a mental health disability. What may look to some as merely bad behavior, may be a symptom. It's case specific and many tenants do not understand that they may have the right to request that their landlord provide such accommodations. Evictions can be devastating. Agencies that are charged with improving housing for people with lower incomes should keep in mind this mission, as well as their obligations to those with disabilities.

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Posted by Jana Happel on 06/30/2016 at 6:33 AM

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They're on the TUSD school board shagging one another.

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Posted by Yes Sir Bob on 06/24/2016 at 9:04 AM

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They have all been deported.

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Posted by Jim Kelly on 06/23/2016 at 12:47 PM

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WHY DOESN'T "ASK A MEXICAN" APPEAR IN THE WEEKLY ANYMORE??

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Posted by Icecld on 06/23/2016 at 11:17 AM

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Um...summer comes once a year, every year. Boring.

Posted by Yes Sir Bob on 06/23/2016 at 6:38 AM

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That liar Daniel Hernandez also "graduated" from Job Path and he got a good gig making that blood money.

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Posted by Yes Sir Bob on 06/22/2016 at 9:03 AM

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I just bought more ammo and another weapon for protection. Filling the safe over time. So are others and thanks to Dems stock values for Mfrs. are increasing greatly.

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Posted by Joe Bloom on 06/18/2016 at 6:54 PM

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