We do not go back and compare someone being crucified to someone being mugged today, or car-jacked. Different times, different cultures. You can not sit and say that one = the other.
Events that happened here over 100 years ago, before probably 99.99% of us were even alive, can not be compared to what is happening in Fergusson.
Wow, talk about "apples and oranges". Why not go back further and talk about how people were stoned to death, or even crucified. We don't, because we recognize that times have changed quite a bit. This comparison is not a comparison at all. The Ferguson issue wasn't about race anyway, at least not until the black community made it that way in the press.
Agree with zableedofisterix
And I think a lot of this has to go back to poor parenting. Why would he ever think it was OK to treat a police officer like that, or anyone for that matter. Why was he stealing cigars and pushing the clerk around? Ultimately, Brown started the unfortunate chain of events that led to his death. I don't see where race has anything to do with it. His actions are what led to the shooting. Fighting a police officer? Getting aggressive? Really?
Why don't we focus on enforcing the laws already in place, instead of being lazy and relaxing them and allowing ILLEGAL immigrants to stay? I thought a criminal was a criminal, and breaking the law was still illegal.
I've been asked for my ID when buying spray paint or even using a credit card. There is nothing wrong with requiring a photo ID for voting. I would be suspicious if someone DIDN'T have a photo ID.
I have to agree with cactus. It's not that the cops go after blacks, it's that the police go after criminals, the majority of which may be black. It seems that areas of high crime rate have a higher level of black residence. Race was never the issue.
I thought the current path was:
Sneak into U.S.
protest for rights and citizenship
suck up all the free services you can get while you wait.
It is the unfortunate people that try the legal route that have to suffer.
The UAW has nothing to offer, only the illusion that they are needed. They continue to force themselves down the throats of the VW employees, despite their own agreements to withdraw. I believe they should be forcefully removed based on their behavior to this point. But VW as a company wants them. What does this say to the employees that have struggled to keep the UAW out to this point? Your employer is ignoring your vote, your opinions. Your vote means nothing to them. But their doing this for your benefit??
They will take your money and drive up costs for VW. What are they going to do for this brand-new, state-of-the-art facility? They are struggling to hang on to members because the fat-cats at the top are losing their financing in the decline of membership.
And I've been in a union for 13 years. I'm not totally against the VW employees unionizing, but I am against the UAW.
These cartoons are offensive to every group involved. But that's what the artist is after. It becomes an issue of race when the public makes it one. I could see the same thing occurring regardless of race. I know an officer that was sitting in his patrol car in a parking lot finishing paper work after writing a ticket. Someone pulled up next to him and he drew his handgun and had it on the other side of his door. They just asked directions, but the cop doesn't know that at the time. The police walk around with a big target on their back and have to be ready to act defensively.
Again, I could see the event unfolding the same way if both parties were white, or if race was reversed. Would it get as much attention? Heck no. The public has to thrive on the conflict and fuel the anger.
Honestly, I got tired of reading all the middle school comments back and forth.
No, nobody deserves to die for something like this. Did the officer intend to kill Mr. Brown? I seriously doubt it. That was the unfortunate consequence of the actions of both parties involved. Mr. Brown escalated himself on the police radar when he did what he did at the convenience store. It certainly didn't help matters any when he acted the way he did to the police officer. So, the police officer has now approached someone that is wanted for the incident at the store. He isn't cooperating initially (and only presumably later). He gets physical with a cop and the police officer uses potentially deadly force to neutralize the threat. If you've ever been to a gun range and fired a gun, you know it isn't easy hitting bulls-eye on a motionless paper target, much less a moving target. Again, I don't believe the officer fired with the intent of killing Mr. Brown.
Now, all that aside, what was the root cause of the entire event that unfolded that day in the street? My belief is that had Mr. Brown not done what he did in the store, the rest of the story would have been completely different. But, if he was such a fine individual, why would he have done such a thing in the first place?