Per the video, the guy raised a gun towards cops. That being the case, I have no problem with the cops shooting him dead.
#9 | POSTED BY MODER8
Do the facts matter? Not to those protesting.....
I go back to my statement.
Find me a victim and Cop that matches the models (GoodKid,BadCop) that was just shot dead by the cop for no apparent reason.
Then I will support the "protests".
It should be easy right?
#11 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2014-12-24 11:32 AM | Reply | Flag:
I agree with Moder8. Point a gun at police, you die.
And yes, facts do matter to most people. But what are facts? Maybe not as black and white as you like to think, pardon the pun. Is it a fact that this guy pointed a gun? Probably. Is it a fact that black people are sometimes mistreated by the police? Probably.
So here's the thing: If you keep blowing off the complaints minorities have about treatment by the police, because the people shot don't fit your definition of "good," then minorities are going to continue to feel like they're not being heard. And the rage will only worsen.
All sides need to step back and stop feeding the hyperbole. Listen more, pontificate less.