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Re: "If the KKK opposes gay marriage, I would ride with them."

Black Viking ·
AMEN! What I would really like is for conservatives to explain is what exactly gays are taking from me if they get married. I have a position on many contravertial issues, but they all have one thing in common. They directly, or at least indirectly, affect me. If this minister is willing to sell his soul to the Klan just to suppress someone that has nothing to do with him, I say why wait for thier approval? Grab a sheet, burn a cross, and get on with it!
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
See what I mean everyone? This guy is trying to pull on emotional heartstrings in others that are not even there. You all are too preoccupied with your own lives to let what anyone say in a message board have a bearing on you and negatively affect your mentality. Now I specifically outlined the relative comparisons and all I get is a hateful response that is supposed to elicit anger from me. Well, that is not going to happen. The other tactic Lofton employs, which someone else (EP, I think)...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
3. In the spirit of blast emailing, his posts and long and distracting and by always being the last post in a thread, tends to hide the post of the person he intends to suppress, kinda like a get-it-lost-in-the-crowd-of-messages approach. **What I have learned is that once you find out the motivation behind a person's behavior, you are not distracted by the behavior itself and less inclined to become angry because of it. you understand what they are striving for as a goal, eliminate their...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
3. In the spirit of blast emailing, his posts and long and distracting and by always being the last post in a thread, tends to hide the post of the person he intends to suppress, kinda like a get-it-lost-in-the-crowd-of-messages approach. **What I have learned is that once you find out the motivation behind a person's behavior, you are not distracted by the behavior itself and less inclined to become angry because of it. you understand what they are striving for as a goal, eliminate their...
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Re: Christian Psychologist Admits Manic-Depression Amongst Pentecostals

Melesi ·
EP, Actually, I'm not surprised. The sample is very likely self-selecting, but it is important for all that. Certain personality types are attracted to fundamentalism and to pentecostalism, and to find bipolar and manic-depression there figures. This doesn't mean that we have the right to sneer at them (I'm not saying that you are doing so, though it would be difficult to suppress a self-satisfied snicker), for they really need education as well as help. Given the etiology of both disorders,...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
Hey...i'm a spambot also: 1. It is his attempt to have the last word as EP stated when describing childish behavior. 2. The infammatory nature of his posts is intended to distract from the content of the previous post that cannot rebut. Based on the hateful nature of his posts, an appropriate response would be emotional and inflammatory and therefore sucessfully take the discussion away from the points he cannot rebut or renders his statements moot. 3. In the spirit of blast emailing, his...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
"1. It is his attempt to have the last word as EP stated when describing childish behavior. 2. The infammatory nature of his posts is intended to distract from the content of the previous post that cannot rebut. Based on the hateful nature of his posts, an appropriate response would be emotional and inflammatory and therefore sucessfully take the discussion away from the points he cannot rebut or renders his statements moot. 3. In the spirit of blast emailing, his posts and long and...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Kevin41 ·
1. It is his attempt to have the last word as EP stated when describing childish behavior. 2. The infammatory nature of his posts is intended to distract from the content of the previous post that cannot rebut. Based on the hateful nature of his posts, an appropriate response would be emotional and inflammatory and therefore sucessfully take the discussion away from the points he cannot rebut or renders his statements moot. 3. In the spirit of blast emailing, his posts and long and...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
"1. It is his attempt to have the last word as EP stated when describing childish behavior. 2. The infammatory nature of his posts is intended to distract from the content of the previous post that cannot rebut. Based on the hateful nature of his posts, an appropriate response would be emotional and inflammatory and therefore sucessfully take the discussion away from the points he cannot rebut or renders his statements moot. 3. In the spirit of blast emailing, his posts and long and...
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Re: 4 Unpopular "TRUTHS"... by Project 2019

MBM ·
Could YOU? What are YOUR ideas? What has your ideology offered as a strategy to advance African America? What barometer can we look to to see the progress and RESULTS that have come from your way of thinking? Ad infinitem I have demonstrated that liberalism has fought against conservatism every step of the way to bring us from slavery to where we are today. At EVERY step along the way conservatism has fought to restrain and suppress our progress. How can you regurgitate your drivel with a...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

MBM ·
WHAT EVIDENCE? You see a picture with some "stuff" on the ground and are told that it is airplane parts - and that is evidence? You assume alot. You assume that the debris came from the plane. You assume that the debris was actually ever even there (folks can do wonders with digital photography these days you know). The fact of the matter is that the planes that hit the twin towers acted radically different than whatever hit the Pentagon. The fact of the matter is that (despite this occuring...
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Re: Plane Hits Building...

Frenchy ·
Please do actually read the information provided. It's not just some "stuff" on the ground. It is very clearly plane parts (seats, wheels, parts of the bulkhead, etc) in some cases with the AA paint pattern still visible. Lord Have Mercy. You're one of those who will never believe no matter who have right in front of your won eyes. Yes, everything right down to the EYEWITNESS accounts and pictures from numerous news agencies could be completely manufactured. So could everything you see all...
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Opey ·
I don't want someone to agree with me. I want a PERSON who will challenge my position. In this way, we will arrive at TRUTH together. ___ We can train ourselves to take each other's ideas, beliefs, and understandings seriously. The rule is to stay focused, calm and pay attention. Communicate and discuss, rather than yell and proclaim. If anxiety, about needing to be right, becomes the primary concern, one becomes entrenched in one's own position, Which may not be the truth. If one gets...
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Re: Who Should Pay for Reparations? Black Americans... Obviously

Nmaginate ·
OPEY? Who are you talking to? And what are you talking about? Save the RHETORIC... and the leading/loaded, irresponsible rhetorical questions. Your rhetorical question is proof that you neither understood (or even tried) or come even close to doing anything but PROCLAIMING: Proclaiming that "You don't want that... (because I, OPEY, don't think you do - i.e. I haven't heard a word said, much less attempted to understand)." Leave your baggage at home and just deal with topics...
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Re: Hamas shakes up Mideast politics

Kweli4Real ·
When I heard this story this morning, I was struck by a thought ... Hamas is the Palistinian equivalent to the Black Panther Party of the late 60's'early 70's. Just as the Panther Party was protrayed by the media as a radical violent organization, the truth has it that Hamas' primary function is the provision of food, shelter and social services to Palistinian people without regard to whether the beneficiaries support their anti-zionist agenda. Sure, Hamas has members that blow stuff up; but...
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Re: Are You a Racist?

kresge ·
Some of you may have seen this article, but I thought I would throw it into the mix from the site Race Traitor . The White Anti-Racist Is an Oxymoron: An Open Letter to "White Anti-Racists" By Tamara K. Nopper I received an annoying e-mail about white people and their struggle to do anti-racist work. I keep reading and hearing white people talk about their struggle to do anti-racist organizing, and frankly it gets on my nerves. So I am writing this open letter to white people who engage in...
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Re: Life After Limbo

HonestBrother ·
It's really funny. When Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod, there were those who believed that the invention was thwarting the will of God. The practice had been that if lightning struck a home to just let it burn down because it was believed that the fire was the judgement of God. Superstition sure is funny ain't it?
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Re: A Dick with a Gun

ricardomath ·
Man demonstrating gun safety shoots self Associated Press "” Sept. 8, 2004 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. "” Monroe County, Ind., Coroner David Toumey was hospitalized with a leg wound after accidentally shooting himself while trying to demonstrate gun safety. Toumey told The Herald-Times for a story published today that he was demonstrating gun safety to some people at a Lake Monroe boat ramp about 11 p.m. when he accidentally shot himself. He said that as he checked to make sure his weapon was...
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Re: Please, please read and digest

Faheem ·
The U.S. is still trying to flex its muscle towards Iran while China and Russia are using the U.S. arogance to their advantage. ========================== China-Iran Energy Talks Complicate Nuclear Standoff February 17, 2006; Page A6 China and Iran are trying to conclude a multibillion-dollar oil-and-gas deal in coming weeks, underscoring how China's appetite for energy could undermine Washington's efforts to isolate Iran. An agreement would seal a memorandum of understanding signed by China...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

Constructive Feedback (Guest) ·
Yemaya: Please note - I am not a "conservative". The labels "liberal" and "conservative" are contextual. I prioritize the value of CULTURE in shaping the ideas of the people and go a long way to translate what are "common goals" in their minds into PHYSICAL REPRESENTATIONS. It is FOOLISH for anyone to support of oppose something simply because it is "liberal" or "conservative". I choose to use REAL WORLD EVIDENCE on the impact of various policies. I support policies that produce favorable...
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Re: Conservatism and African America

MBM ·
Here's my evidence. Where's yours?
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Re: People Don't Throw This In Jews Face...

Nmaginate ·
"...The Nazis used the Jewish leaders in most European cities and the ghettos of the Eastern Occupied Territories and Poland to provide a census of their Jewish populations. These Judenrat were also required to provide lists of names -- Jews to be transported to the death camps -- and to provide Jewish police to enforce the collection of their people. It would not have been possible for the Nazis to have killed so many Jews in such a short time without the co-operation of the Junderat. This...
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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Khalliqa ·
Thank you for trying to remember..... I'm struck by a certain piece initially by the melody and arrangement..... My Heart Will Go On..... was haunting and beautiful.... the music flowed.... I felt like I drifted along with it...... Once I learn the lyrics of a song.... if the poetry is moving and something I can identify with.... well... I'm hooked..... then it touches me in my heart and stirs my soul.... forcing my body to want to obey and dance ( used to take ballet)...... I love music....
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Re: Albinism: The "Bleached" Uncolor {Revisee}

Philippe ·
BLACK SKIN IS THE GENETIC PARENT! Caucasians are albinos Whites cannot reproduce anything but themselves! Through powerful propaganda and indoctrination we have been completely oblivious to what having white skin really means. We have been skillfully mislead to believe that white skin is mankind's anthropological model and should be coveted. However, recent research paints a picture of white skin that is just the antithesis of what we have been brainwashed to believe. The polar bear analysis...
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Re: Marcus Garvey Was A Colonialist

Nmaginate ·
This seems like a pretty good source (you can provide yours)...
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Re: Compared To What

Khalliqa ·
Bomani.... I can't download your link for some reason..... But would you mind if I use the initial topic statement as a muse for yet another idea I've had..... When I used to homeschool my babies... We would go nature walking and they would have to pick something in nature that struck them and then on the spot write a comparison immediately after it and then later a poem...... (*sob* I miss homeschooling) How about a member posts a word, the next member posts a simile (or metaphor).... and...
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Re: National Black Peoples Unity Convention-March 9-12

HonestBrother ·
I was too busy taking pictures... Just kidding... I don't know how many of you remember or know about Gary I back in 1972 (I was just a year old!). Gary I was monumental and everybody who was somebody attended (Coretta Scott King, W.E.B. DuBois, Jesse Jackson, etc). Thousands of participants. Out of Gary I came the collective vision and will to produce hundreds (even thousands) of elected black political officials across the country. One thing that struck me, and a number of others, was that...
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Re: Oral Tradition vs. Written

HonestBrother ·
I think they're both interesting...but regarding the supposed honesty of oral traditions, the story may be more complex... I once saw this documentary about an oral society. It was a long time ago and I don't remember many of the details but one thing that struck me was that there were "official" oral histories and historians in the culture and if someone - a ruler say - fell into disfavor, this person would simply be purged from the official account and hence from collective memory. I was...
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Re: Are You Afraid To Die?

Khalliqa ·
Right now? Yes..... I would be leaving a life unfulfilled..... Eventually..... I probably will not be afraid... Minister Farrakhan said once.... "I'll die when I ain't got nothing better to do..." I like the thought of having my own life in my hands...... and if I am struck down before I am ready... so be it..... But, God willing.... if I am allowed more time here to exercise my will and creativity..... I will live life to the fullest..... *Just as soon as I get up enough nerve* lol Peace, ...
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Re: Slaves Aboard a Ship

Fabulous ·
I agree with you, nayo, those photos are indeed amazing. What struck me to my very core, though, is the observation that most of the black folks aboard that ship were CHILDREN.
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Re: Slaves Aboard a Ship

Kai ·
Peace... Very powerful...Thank You for posting this... Kai
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Re: Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

Shango67 ·
This is an interesting question and it got me to thinking that Jack and Jill is just like the divine 9... exclusive, status driven, and color struck. And the color caste system among Africans in amerikkka have never benefited dark people. As a dark man, I may have had the opportunity to date sistas who prefer a 100 percent Nubian warrior that is coco rich, sun soaked, and smooth walking. But being dark doesn't get me access to employment or power.
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Re: The Crisis of African American Motherhood?

umbrarchist ·
I had some rather strange conversations with a Black man a couple of years ago. We would talk over chess games. He ended up telling me that I didn't have a childhood. Now this dude would insist on playing chess with me and get angry if I wasn't in the mood but he would also get pissed off when I beat him. I won more than 75% of the time. He would say again and again, "I hate to lose." And keep coming back to play me. He told me about getting turned down for a job because of his criminal...
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Re: Who watches the Evening News about Iraq?

MBM ·
An Occupied Country It has become clear, very quickly, that Iraq is not a liberated country, but an occupied country. We became familiar with the term "occupied country" during World War II. We talked of German-occupied France, German-occupied Europe. And after the war we spoke of Soviet-occupied Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Eastern Europe. It was the Nazis, the Soviets, who occupied other countries. Now we are the occupiers. True, we liberated Iraq from Saddam Hussein, but not from us. Just as...
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Re: A Candid Conversation About Color

Len ·
How has your color impacted you and your life? With whites? With blacks? What do you think about this? I can truthfully say, I love my rich brown skin and see it as an asset regardless of what others think. I owe my thinking to my teachers, and parents, my dad particularly because he often referred to me affectionately as his "pretty black gal." And other adults who came to our house would say the same thing. At school the teachers would always have me on program. My step-mom would sometime...
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Re: A Candid Conversation About Color

NSpirit ·
for some reason, i was leary of clicking on this post, but i'm glad I did. It's informative. to be honest, when i first checked out this site and saw so many bros and sistas identifying themselves as "fairskinned/lightskinned/mixed" I wondered if I hadn't stumbled onto a lightskinned peoples website LOL I, like many of my southern friends, have a light mom and a dark dad. Is that common outside the south? for a darkskin man to choose only lightskin women for mates, and vice versa. My mom's...
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Re: Reverse Racism: How the Pot Got to Call the Kettle BLACK

James Wesley Chester ·
Does it strike anyone that such a piece would still find an audience today? That's how it originally struck me. Then I thought, well you don't know who the intended audience is. Sad to say, there are those out there who still argue "reverse racism" as a valid charge against Affirmative Action. As it turns out, I find myself agreeing. And agreeing that to do so is not the so-called "right" thing to do. But the reality is Affirmative Action in some form is the only thing to do. If correction...
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Re: Black Republicans

Lofton (Guest) ·
All B.S. Aside, Be it Democrat, Republican, Green Party, Peace and Freedom, Independent, and/or Otherwise, the Lesson Learned is that the People Rule and not the Politicians! It is predicted that the same activity can or will occur within any jurisdiction with the U.S., as it pertains to any concerted effort on the part of the people to remove an elected official from office! "Shaken Democrats Take Stock Several contenders stake out positions for 2006 race. While some cast recall as a...
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Re: A Candid Conversation About Color

Sweetwuzzy ·
Darkness of color wasnt a problem for me since I lived in a almost an all white neighborhood. Whites didnt care as long as you were black. It was when my sister made me think when i said i wished i had a lighter skin tone is when i noticed i had a problem. Since than i would actually like a darker skin tone(no offensse to lighter skinned blacks) What i would like to ask is what can we do to stop spreading self hate to light skinned and dark skinned blacks.
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Re: Who knows the real story behind 3/5 man legistlation?

ricardomath ·
On July 12, the Protest Whinier Forum suffered a Total Forum Breakdown, in which several longstanding members were banned from there, and proceeded to seek refuge here in "?", in an attempt to regroup, and let their fellow Protest Whiniers know what had happened. https://www.africanamerica.org/groupee/forums?a=tpc&s=60260642&f=64170254&m=73170694 During the next couple of days, I went over to PW (openly) a few times under various usernames, and ShudderAtTheThought was bragging...
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Re: CHRISTIANS how do you expect to get along in this world thinking like this?

Nmaginate ·
YOU ARE A LIAR... Melesi That's just it. A semantical liar. "I didn't say story" Well what the hell is an "account" in this case but Paul telling the story about his life. AGAIN, Paul does not represent in anyway the question I'm asking. I'm not ignorant of who Paul is. Why didn't you just say Paul instead of the author or an "account" of "a man"? You knew his "account" didn't meet the criteria. Paul experience and faith in whatever he believed before Christ is but ONE MAN'S experience, one...
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Re: What is an African American?

James Wesley Chester ·
You are who you say you are. Your children are who you say you are.
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Re: Now about that angel.....

James Wesley Chester ·
herdswoman: Your "angel" was great!! Such an experience has to be a life lesson. Your closing sentence really struck me. You said, "Unless you're sharing what you have, you don't have as much as you think you do."[/QUOTE] I am always in deliberation about my narrow focus of the declaration of identity. I don't hesitate to make my declaration known, but I do resist the temptation to try to (openly/aggressively) try to persuade others to my conclusion. That sentence is worthy of motto status.
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Re: Bush Spit Cost Us

Our Empowerment ·
Raleigh, N.C. James I. Lambert II Finally, Jacqueline Lambert got the news she'd been waiting months to hear: Her husband, Spc. James I. Lambert, was coming home from Iraq. The couple (she is an Army sergeant) had been deployed to the Middle East in February. She returned in May to their home in Fayetteville, N.C., outside Fort Bragg. But on July 31, less than two weeks before he was due to join her, her 22-year-old husband was killed in Baghdad when he was struck by a stray bullet that the...
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Re: Now about that angel.....

James Wesley Chester ·
Thank you, for asking. This will be "old stuff" for many on the board. So, I will keep to the point. Around 1994, I realized I was not able to give to my children any more than my parents were able to give to me. Of course, I already knew this. It was just that the fullness of the meaning hit anew. My grandchildren were being told by their teachers, and others, that they were "multicultural", and/or biracial. Both descriptions were true. But they were being told this as though these...
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Re: What Is Happening To African American Males?

Lofton (Guest) ·
...and at the same time, or on the same breath, a few individuals from this board alone find it humorous that the Black Male faces extinction! Should the Black male be removed from existance, the same or similar fate will negatively impact the future posterity of Black females! Oh...but wait, anyone with any sense would surely question the credibility of some of the so-called Black middle class, as to their true interest in maintaining the solidarity of the Black family structure, when Black...
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Re: Bush Spit Cost Us

Our Empowerment ·
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Re: Jesus married

Melesi ·
MBM, There is no evidence that Jesus was a rabbi. There is no evidence--in fact, all the evidence seems to point in the other way--that he was officially involved with the religion of Israel at all. Some time ago--a few years, now--I ran across a Russian word for a man universally recognized as holy but who is not ordained nor has taken any vows to join any order. Not knowing Russian I do not remember the word at the moment, but I was struck by Russian having such a word and English not...
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Re: Black Women vs. White women:SHOSHANNA JOHNSON VS. JESSICA LYNCH!

Prophetessofrage ·
The Price of Slavery Several high-profile lawsuits filed recently in this country are seeking redress for slavery and other racial wrongs, focusing national attention on the re-emerging question of reparations. Climenko professor of law Charles Ogletree Jr. leads a team suing Tulsa, Oklahoma, for the racial violence of 1921 that killed 300 and destroyed the African-American community of Greenwood. And lawyers who won multibillion-dollar awards from European companies for Holocaust victims...
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Re: Police in Cincinnati??... Again?

Goshtoire ·
Being struck with a knight stick on your arms, shoulders, and back should not kill you. Mr. Jones died from heart problems, the abuse of PCP, and the stress of combat which he initiated. The police did not kill this fellow, they used excessive force when they beat him while he was on the ground, but they did not kill him. If I was in that situation, I can say that I might have done almost the same exact thing, though more emphasis on the choking of the suspect rather then the beating. And...
 
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