What Freedoms Mr. Sutton? America incarcerates more of its population than any developed, developing and even some undeveloped countries in the world. That is, outside of Israel, where it heavily incarcerates mainly its African migrant population.
America's laws are some of the most oppressive in the developed world. In one instant, they can forever change and alter your destiny for the worst, and even your family members for the next one or two generations.
LB the truth hurts, doesn't it?
LB, The School For The Arts and Sciences have had flex starting time for years. They don't seem to have a problem with that, and no one has ever complained. In fact, most jobs now have flex start time for their workers.
I honestly don't see why schools shouldn't have scheduled start times like colleges. Where there are also both day and night classes. After all, aren't schools suppose to be preparing students for college? Students would still automatically still receive the basic 3 R's, then sign up for other classes geared towards a field of study they would like to go into beyond school. Be it a Trade School, Vocational training, two or 4 year college degree. They could also sign up for extra-curricular and arts, creative and music education. The problem with the present day learning environment is the world has changed, technology has made children more advanced than every before, but schools forced them to remain in a one-room school house Little House On The Prairie learning atmosphere. Because of that, the students are bored and tuning out much more than they are retaining.
I dunno, benb. Any cluster of 3 or more white crosses for many, myself included, brings to mind people in hoods and white sheets wandering around with burning torches, setting fire to crosses and terrorizing the countryside.
corrections on my first response to John Bratton. It should have read: * "But Zimmerman isn't WHITE" is lying to themselves. By American standards on race Zimmerman had long been indoctrinated, assimilated and accepted as a member of America's white privileged class*
I'd also like to add:
Although I've had my doubts over the years, I'm not yet prepared to say what the Marine who returned from war said when he stated: "Once you've been to war you realize there is no God." I've both witnessed the power and protection of something greater than man, especially when others sought to do me harm. Right at the critical moment, something unique, something mystical, something stronger and more powerful protected me, and often something terrible befell those who tried to harm me. I do, however, believe in the words of the Chinese philosopher who, decades ago (likely during America's more sinister and darker lynching periods), stated something to the effect: "A nation that condones lynching cannot call itself a Christian nation." And make no mistake about it, what happened to that barely 17 year old man/child, the laws that were changed specifically for such an occasion as this tragedy, the law that initially refused to arrest and the courts that refused to convict, were nothing more than a modern day version of the old South's evil Jim Crow/lynching period taking place in modern day 21ST century America. Future generations will know this. They will be burden with trying to correct it__like so many other old injustices not recognized or dealt with in their times. History will be on the side of righteousness and recognize the murder of Trayvon Martin for what it is. Nothing more than a 21ST century American lynching.
JOY STURTEVANT, Monteagle, Tenn. but was an arrest necessary? Or was it overkill? The point Mr. Cook was making is if the individuals hadn't been brown skin Latinos they'd likely have received a warning at the least and a citation at the most. But arrest? That's really overkill. Especially with so many fishing without a license. I'm sure this game warden, or whatever his title is, have come across several he didn't arrest.
If what Mr. JOHN BRATTON of Sewanee, Tenn. say is true then why are blacks who use self-defense and SYG laws where they've been signed into law are convicted more often and whites are acquitted using those laws as their defense? The laws favor whites over blacks and browns and are very selective in who gets convicted and who gets acquitted based on race. And anyone who continues to use that tired old, "But Zimmerman isn't black" is lying to themselves. By American standards on race Zimmerman had long been indoctrinated, assimilated and accepted as a member of America's white privileged class. The icing on the cake was when he was acquitted of murdering a barely 17 year old black teen. He became the hero of every racist and every racist hate group in America awaiting their opportunity to go on their own human hunting misadventure.
In that same state, Florida, where Zimmerman was acquitted of all charges, there have been several cases where those same SYG and self defense laws should have worked but didn't, and the individual was convicted. Especially when the shooter is black or brown Latino and the person they shoot is white. Trevor Dooley, a black man, who shot James Thomas, a white man, is a fine example of where Florida's self defense and SYG laws should have worked for Dooley, but failed. He was convicted and sentenced to 8 years in prison for manslaughter.
Maybe America will have to use that ancient Brazil once had, where in order to convict a white person of a crime they had to paint them blue. No matter how hideous and heinous the crime, a white person couldn't be convicted or executed. So a plan was devised to override the law. They painted them blue, convicted and proceeded to executed them anyway.
Examples include calling the cops regarding fireworks at 9 p.m. for a 16-6ear-old’s birthday party, vehicles parked on the sidewalk (regardless of how long it has been there) and stalking/reporting Millennium cabs as they drive through because they must be suspicious.
Calling the cops on longtime young males neighbors of color, leading to stop/frisk and harassment, after falsely accusing them of planting drugs in a neighbors' doghouse. In reality, the young man was looking after the neighbors' dog who worked 2nd shift after he got out of school. He'd walk down to the neighbors' house (on the same street) to make sure the dog had enough food and fresh water. Having cops harass soldiers of color home on leave.
All the while, they like having their beer parties in their backyards, RAVE parties etc. and walking around openly drinking their cans of beer 'n smoking that wacky weed.
For there to be a church on most every block, there's sure a helluva lot of sinners 'n intolerance in them-dar-parts.
Jt6gR3hM ___ try again. You're giving selective samplings. Now when you can get serious maybe you'll be more convincing.
KI said....."And white kids from suburbia and wealthy class America are dying like flies from heroin overdose. Where are your concerns for those white kids? Don't they matter? Or are you so obsessed with beating and finding something, anything on a dead barely 17 year old black male, that you can't see what's happening in your own world? Remember the Texas Heroin Massacre? Where wealthy teens from Plano Texas were dropping dead like flies from heroin overdose in the mid 1990s? It didn't stop there either. Dianne Sawyer is doing a segment on middle-class/suburbia America teens and heroin use."
Those kids are no different than Trayvon..... Who cares that they are white or have money?
You're the one who continue to attempt to make a connection between a bag of skittles, can of Arizona ice tea must = to drug abuse on Martin's part, because Martin is black. I'm just pointing out the lunacy and obvious bigotry in your conclusion.