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Understanding the rage in Ferguson
Tampa Tribune, by Otis R. Anthony

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Posted By:Hazymac, 8/21/2014 11:34:46 AM

Sunday night was the most intense evening of the protests that have gone on for more than a week in Ferguson, Missouri. I sat at home and actually considered crashing some big convention in Tampa this week with the chant, “Hands up! Don’t shoot!” I felt driven to do something more than sit home and be a spectator to the most important event since the drama of the Civil Rights Movement. But at some point it occurred to me that making a spectacle at a majority white convention would do very little to help people understand my anger, or the

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After fifty years of progress in racial harmony, it´s come to this. Attitudes have hardened into concrete; aggrieved parties want blood, not justice. If Trayvon and Michael Brown had been like Emmitt Till or Medgar Evers just about all Americans would come to their defense, but these two characters were thugs who got themwselves shot while brutalizing armed individuals. Obama-Holder-Sharpton--and Mr. Anthony--ought to recognize Darwin Award behavior whan they see it.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: tinnyanko, 8/21/2014 11:36:54 AM     (No. 9975054)

Good tweet by Alicia Colon -#Ferguson protesters indoctrinated to perceive all cops as those Southern enforcers who firehosed civil rights marchers. BTW they were Dems

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Reply 2 - Posted by: yo-yo, 8/21/2014 11:52:57 AM     (No. 9975096)

I noticed they weren´t saying "don´t LOOT!

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Flipper3, 8/21/2014 11:56:13 AM     (No. 9975103)

Rage among blacks is self-perpetuating. Period.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: hisself, 8/21/2014 11:59:54 AM     (No. 9975112)

"I sat at home and actually considered crashing some big convention in Tampa this week with the chant, “Hands up! Don’t shoot!”"

. . .and you are a racist idiot!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: country boy, 8/21/2014 12:00:00 PM     (No. 9975113)

A Lincoln predicted they would never assimilate. Pretty good prediction from 150 years ago.

It´s called "law and order". They Don´t like, it,so they should all just go back to Africa, where they don´t have any.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/21/2014 12:01:08 PM     (No. 9975119)

What about the controlled RAGE of whites who do NOT want to see Officer Wilson lynched for doing his job and defending himself from an out of control black troublemaker?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: seamusm, 8/21/2014 12:05:04 PM     (No. 9975128)

What bull! A 300 pound bully who assaults a cop and charges the officer isn´t responsible for what happens?

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Mass Minority, 8/21/2014 12:05:45 PM     (No. 9975131)

Even if what this author wishes were true is true and all of the race baiters hands up allegations prove true what this man is raging for is not justice but bloody vengeance.

All of his "facts" explaining away the criminal behavior of the rioters is based on his distant and instantaneous conclusion that if a white cop shoots black man it can only be premeditated race based murder, a KKK style execution. No other conclusion can be drawn, evidence is not required. Officer Wilson should have been handcuffed and turned over to the mob immediately, that is the only justice this "man" wants.

His rage is based on his personal, naieve and bigoted, belief that no black man would ever act in an aggressive manner toward anyone. They are all innocents, while all police, especially white police are just closet racists dying for the day they can just shoot a black kid for no reason.

How did such pathetic delusions become the reality for so many?

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Reply 9 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 8/21/2014 12:13:42 PM     (No. 9975152)

Even more stupid is that the big thug never said that, but once the lie was put out there, it became fact.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Dante, 8/21/2014 12:35:07 PM     (No. 9975201)

I understand it perfectly, it´s the same as a tantruming child which can´t be reasoned with.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Avanti1, 8/21/2014 12:51:15 PM     (No. 9975235)

What drivel!!!

The article is full of invalid excuses for both the behavior of Michael Brown and all of the violent looters.

Law and order require adherence; NO EXCUSES. Illegal behavior of the magnitude seen in Ferguson is neither JUSTIFIABLE nor ACCEPTABLE in a civil society.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Janjan, 8/21/2014 1:03:44 PM     (No. 9975264)

I won´t pretend that I know what it´s like to be a black person in America. I can only say that after decades of living on the Democrat Plantation they are no better off. Liberals have taught them collectively to be victims and blessed them with a multi-generational sense of entitlement. They will never be anything but poor living on government programs - as their Democrat masters intend. Their hatred and rage toward white people who have done them no harm is not impacting my life whatsoever. Meanwhile, illegitimate births, lack of education, and black-on-black crime is destroying theirs.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Avanti1, 8/21/2014 1:19:41 PM     (No. 9975289)

#12

Well said!

Booker T. Washington said " “No man who continues to add something to the material, intellectual and moral well-being of the place in which he lives is long left without proper reward. This is a great human law which cannot be permanently nullified.”

The author of the subject article offers only excuses that attempt to justify unacceptable behavior which falls far short of Washington´s admonition.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: eoddad, 8/21/2014 2:17:57 PM     (No. 9975360)

Did you hear the Joke about the two White kids in College Station, TX who were beat to death in a McDonald´s occupied by a 100+ Gang bangers.

Oh, my mistake it wasn´t a joke.

Many Whites are afraid to say it so I will. We have had it and are ready to give the New Black Panthers and the rest of the gang exactly what they have been wanting.


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Reply 15 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 8/21/2014 3:23:37 PM     (No. 9975467)

"On average, 100 black men are killed every year in America by white policemen."

So what? Considering the inner city violence, mostly perpetrated by Blacks, that seems to show extreme restraint. What were these Blacks doing when they got shot? Firing at the police?

"how the system moved after the incident to hide, deceive, manipulate, discredit and slow the investigation of the shooting, as well as the revealing of the autopsy."

How about how the "grievance machine" paints things? Brown was a "child". Well, a 6´4", 300 lb "child" who had fractured the police officer´s eye socket. Body lying unattended, NOT true. Slowness of delivering information and mistakes in some statements: this is extremely common in the initial stages of an investigation. People say what they believe to be true at the time and then correct themselves later as facts become available. It´s NOT a conspiracy.

The officer being put on paid leave during the investigation is standard procedure of "innocent until proven guilty". Perhaps Mr. Anthony has heard of this principle?

"killed execution-style"? Anthony skips over the details. Apparently he cannot be bothered with the "truth" that he demands elsewhere in the article. He was shot from the front multiple times. The officer was already injured by this huge man who did not have the common sense not to attack a police officer. He fired until the assailant was stopped. That is procedure in most places.

What we have is manufactured and orchestrated rage ginned up by the EXACT same group that ginned up the "facts" in the Martin case. Mr. Anthony is helping to stir the pot.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: wsdiego, 8/21/2014 3:29:53 PM     (No. 9975478)

Selective rage! This mob not having the intellect to look at their own shortcomings will always need a trumped up reason to point the blame at someone else!

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Reply 17 - Posted by: OhMy, 8/21/2014 4:02:36 PM     (No. 9975541)

The reason for the rage is that too many people ignore the MLK standard judge by the content of the character not by the colour of the skin. This writer fails this test on every line. What a pity that keeping racism alive is politically beneficial to the evil rats! The election of Obama was supposed to mark the end of racism - remember! Obama appoints Holder who drops the Black Panther case which is recognized as the most clear cut case of voter intimidation or or any offence in legal history. There was filmed evidence along with many witnesses. Would that case be dropped if the roles were reversed? Is justice blindfolded there? Where is the "Rage" in that case?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: zeldafitzg, 8/21/2014 5:11:36 PM     (No. 9975626)

The writer said that Ferguson was "the most important event since the drama of the Civil Rights Movement." At that point, I knew he didn´t have much in the way of maturity or intelligence.

Same as those who called the OJ Simpson trial the "trial of the century." Ever heard of Nuremberg, et. al.?

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Reply 19 - Posted by: Whamdbambam, 8/21/2014 7:52:25 PM     (No. 9975769)

Otis, I´m afraid you´re an idiot.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: agrunt, 8/21/2014 8:17:12 PM     (No. 9975802)

Otis the rage occurred prior to the facts being known. What sympathy a white person can have for the treatment of blacks over 100 years ago by whites, blacks and others (that is still happening to blacks in Africa) is being shredded by actions in Ferguson that bear no relationship to the black vs. cop shooting. The knee jerk response is to blame the cop and then when it is discovered that the 300 pound boy is the attacker to try to say, yes but it could have been the cops bad actions and you know how cops are. before you turn on the rage it might be a good idea to make sure that the person you are raging for is worth the effort.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: Coy860, 8/21/2014 8:28:13 PM     (No. 9975813)

A white youth was killed by a black policeman in Salt Lake City last week, where is the outrage?

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