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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
....more likely, it is the Black community that is nutty, backwards, sleazy, cowardly, disloyal, and/or treasonous towards itself...... ...and since I believe in the laws of this land, I don't make any attempt to justify illegal activity. ...instead it is better served to seek redress, as opposed to asking the perpetrators why they did it. ......more important than the why, is the proving that they did. Last time I checked, more so that not, those behind bars are there, because it was proven...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
"Notice how they get longer as a way to be more distracting...man behavioral science is something else........ **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 possibility of accomplishing it...and go on about your merry day." by Kevin41 ************************************ I pay Kevin41,...
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Re: Negroes who defend the status quo once they've "gotten theirs"

Michael ·
"You can take your small cracks at what I think about my abilities and all that ....but for years and years, you haven't been around to watch me burn the midnight oil.... so fuck you ....because I have told you stories of people that I knew were semi-illiterate that became scientists and engineers......people probably say that bullschit to them....but none of them were around to watch those individuals, struggle and put forth efforts towards their self-improvement that most others in their...
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Re: Black Unity: Moving Beyond The RHETORIC

James Wesley Chester ·
How do African Americans create a "unity paradigm" that works for the highly stratified "black diaspora?"---Nmaginate The group I am referencing is that group that is of unknown African ancestry. That group may be expanded to include any other person of African ancestry who a citizen of, or resident in, the United States. And I guess I should add all those involved should be speaking to the best needs for African America, as indicated in your initial phrase of the quote. Having said that...
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Re: Edna Griffin: The Rosa Parks of Iowa

ricardomath ·
Edna Griffin did the right thing By REKHA BASU REGISTER COLUMNIST Originally published 1/26/1998 Before institutional memory has faded, and the 88-year-old's time is over, Des Moines should erect a monument to Edna Griffin. Chances are you don't know Griffin's name. No building or street carries it. Iowa schoolchildren don't learn it when they study the civil rights movement. And when lifetime Service Awards bearing the name of Martin Luther King Jr. were handed out to the governor and four...
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Re: Reparations v. Eliminating Race Specific Claims

ZAKAR ·
Well i have some good friends from Columbia and I also have a friend doing graduate work at Howard who is teaching in Columbia. From the way i understand it about 45% of the population is of African decent. The get treated terrible in Columbia, by the light skinned elite, by the indigenous population as well as those narco drug trafficers who operate in areas with high populations of Afri Columbians. Anyway one of my roommates is from Columbia and one weekend i was fortunate to meet one of...
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Re: You Negroes Quit Whining, look how Oprah lives...which proves everything is fine

Black Viking ·
Ok, I've finished reading it. I love how Republicans hold up stunning examples of the upper-one-percent in this country and try to convince others that it's a cross-cut example of the average citizen. Even more amazing though, is that a lot of people actually buy it.
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

UppityNegress ·
Well, that would depend. If you wife is an American citizen by birth or naturalization, then I wouldn't care what she says. In fact, I probably agree with her anyway. But just as I'm sure my neighbor doesn't want to hear me complaining about how inadequate I find her house if she so graciously takes me in when mine is destroyed, I do not really care about the criticisms of ilegal imigrants who willingly choses to live here (against the law!), more than likely because their own country is in...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

ricardomath ·
No, my wife is not a US citizen, although she has been a legal resident for about 3 years now. For many years she was one of those spanish speaking "illegals" that you like so much to complain about. She has worked here illegally from 1989 to 1997 when we got married. Since then she has worked here legally. Is there anything in particular that you would like her to do about the situation in Colombia? How about you tell your government to get its troops out of her country for starters? They...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

UppityNegress ·
Good message that sends: if I can't actually effect change in my country, I should go to another and complain about theirs. Yeah, that'll change things, that will. I try. There was a protest a few weeks back that I participated in, but honestly Columbia isn't my problem. I am sincerely sorry about the state of affairs there, but I am not a Columbian citizen. This seems to be getting rather personal. Like I said, I'm sorry about any hardship your wife had to endure, but I still stand by my...
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Re: People of Color' are All One? Latino Inmates in L.A. Don't Think So

EbonyRose ·
Racial Violence Behind Bars - Time For Straight Talk Between the Black and Latino Communities By Anthony Asadullah Samad The violence that has taken place between Black and Latino inmates in the Los Angeles (and now Riverside and San Bernadino) County Jails has caused both the black and Latino communities to take inventory of their relationship. Future relations will require candor, honesty and some historical reflection that has allowed them to peacefully co-exist for 500 years. Black...
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Re: Neoliberalism As A Descent Into Fascism

Empty Purnata ·
http://prorev.com/fascist.htm
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Re: Does anyone have problems with this?

James Wesley Chester ·
JWC, first, where are the reports of civilian law enforcement failing to justify a privatization of the function?---K4R Failure of local law enforcement was/is implicite in my response. I used local experience of residents considering such contracting as my example. Such failure is the only basis I consider valid for even considering such an alternative. Second, even with the local law enforcement being stretched thin, would the better, and Democratically safer, alternative be to use the DHS...
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Re: WHERE DO YOU STAND?

Kai ·
Black Viking wrote: I belong to the struggle for liberation of black people in America. My personal condition is irrelevant. If we are not free, then I am not free. I love my people like that. Freedom is about options, and choices. If you are trapped in a steady state of misery due to inequality, and miseducation, then you cannot fit into the definition of being free. When you are free, you are no longer a dependant. Let us consult Webster. Main Entry: 1free Pronunciation: 'frE Function:...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

EbonyRose ·
L.A. braces for protest, as Bush addresses 'emotional debate' Pending legislation spurs tens of thousands to march LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) -- As thousands of people were expected to protest legislation cracking down on illegal immigrants on Saturday, President Bush said he planned to toughen enforcement of immigration laws. "America is a nation of immigrants, and we're also a nation of laws," Bush said in his weekly radio address. "When illegal immigrants know they will be caught and...
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Re: Illegal Immigration

4YAINFO ·
Thousands of African-Americans and legal immigrants were made homeless, jobless and displaced by Hurricane Katrina. Many of them would take the jobs these illegals are obtaining in a minutes notice---but I don't see any efforts by good Ol' Uncle Sam to match these citizens to these jobs. If the military draft was re-instated only citizens and legal immigrants would be called upon and not illegals. This issue would strike very close to home if the son or daughter of an American family was...
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

Kai ·
peace... Allow me to add this.. There were two languages in KMT.the language of the priestclass and Royalty, and then the language of the common citizen. Just wanted to clarify that. Kai
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Re: The Word ["Amen"]

HonestBrother ·
Kai, thank you for the effort at dialogue. I appreciate it.
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Re: NAACP, Barack Obama Call for Earned Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants

UppityNegress ·
Sorry, but I just can't believe that. Perhaps this is true in general, but in my life, what I have witnessed is capable legal citizens (mostly Black) being denied jobs they were more than qualified for in favor of giving them to illegals. Granted, these jobs were low skilled services or trades, but they were ways for legal Black citizens to make money and feed and clothe their families. In fact, it once happened to me. When I was younger, I used to apply for summer jobs at places like Home...
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Re: Howard Dean: Open Mouth, Insert Foot

Empty Purnata ·
Haha, not as long as the rich can profit off of it. On the bright side however, this cannot last forever. The facts show that every second and third world country that adopts Neoliberalism goes to shit. I'm not saying Stalin was a sterling leader but look at the living standard of the average Russian citizen under him, then compare it to the living standard of the average Russian now. Yes, Russia has a higher GDP per capita, BECAUSE there is now a class of a few rich owners who own...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

EbonyRose ·
Okay, MBM, maybe we're getting somewhere! For my position, let me state unequivocally, that I am not in the least bit interested in assigning blame. I couldn't care less whose "fault" it is. And I do mean less . Assigning blame for this problem doesn't even begin to scratch the surface of a solution to it. So you point the finger at a bad guy ... and then what?? What I do care about, though, is that for every ancestor of which I am a descendant, whose same bloodline flows within me that were...
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Re: Black Folks: It is Time to Lay Down the Mantle

MBM ·
If you don't accurately identify the source of your problem, how can you reasonably expect to solve it? This is the crux of the problem. White Supremacy Inc. would have you focus your angst on Mexicans and away from those who get rich on exploiting both. Again, Mexicans have not set wages. Mexicans have not hired anyone. White Supremacy Inc. has. Without clarity on this point, whatever energy you have is misplaced. And that's the point. Fighting for our interests is what politics and...
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Re: Pan Africanism 2006

Shango67 ·
I would like to add that this nation's most famous assimilationist and integrationalist, W.E.B DuBois, gave up on amerikkka and became a citizen of Ghana near the end of his life. In his book titled "The World and Africa," DuBois offers scathing criticism of the integrationalist thoughts and ideas that made him a hero amongst Black academe and Black intellectuals. Most of us know about his wars with Booker T. Washington and Marcus Garvey (who I think deserves a national holiday...
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Re: Can we please stop referring to people with the epithet "illegal"?

LEE SLAUGHTR ·
There are many definitions the refer to illegal and when your talking about government that is simply what any person is coming to this country or trying to live in any other country.Being an illegal applies to any other country if you were not a born citizen I know we all went to school so stop acting like it.In reALITY ALL BLACK FOLKS OF THIS COUNTRY NEED TO CLAIM INDIGENOUS STATUS buty that topic is to deep for some broad minds to understand.so for real get over it illegals are what they...
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Re: Green Card Marriages......any thoughts or experiences?

Latrice520 ·
I have a lot of indian friends. Most likely he wants citizen ship or some booty. From the talks that i have had with male and female east indian friends of mine, they normally stay with in their culture. Im sure his parents dont want to meet you. They have a strict class system in india. My friend kripa's dad doesnt want her to marry her boyfriend because his family doesnt have as much as they do. He is up to something. be careful and do not leave the country with this man. Stay within US...
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Re: Green Card Marriages......any thoughts or experiences?

HonestBrother ·
BTW, to the board, Latrice520...
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Re: A War For Oil? - Friedman

MBM ·
First I'd execute a saner Middle East policy that was far more balanced than the overwhelmingly pro-Israeli approach we've traditionally had. I'd treat the Arab world as partners, and with much more respect than we generally have. Second, money and trade have a way of making friends - even the most unlikely ones. I'd actually INVEST in Arab countries - beyond just buying oil. Third, I'd collaborate with Arab nations to increase our intelligence capacity there. Knowing that fundamentalism is...
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Re: Marijuana.

soul_doctor73 ·
With as much information that is available on the diseases related to alcohol and tobacco use, it would stand to reason that an equal amount would be present for a 'drug' such as marijuana. But there is not. Not only this, Alcohol and Tobacco kill millions. Marajuana has been accused to 'invovelment' in fatal accidents, but no one has dropped dead from marijauna use. But they sure feel better if they us it 'medicinally'. They eat. The sleep. They laugh and play. They think and meditate, they...
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Re: Political Correctness in Action: The Day the Music Died

Kevin41 ·
From a paper I read in Houston: Then again, if Pres. George W. Bush thinks-- for one nanosecond-- that the average Iraqi citizen is going to thank him (for killing their kin folks, destroying their homes, eradicating their jobs and disabling their entire infrastructure, not to mention leaving them at the mercy of thieves, out laws and mortal enemies), he's dumber than he looks, even when he isn't moving his lips. But, if America is nodding amen, while reading Bush's lips, they're even...
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Re: Something of a Revelation

Melesi ·
No, not beside the point. Not in itself important, certainly, but to the point in that it shows that I in fact may know what I'm talking about. "What you dismiss as 'bad linguistic analysis' is your failure to account for the historical development if Israel." Now, that IS beside the point. Linguistic analysis has nothing to do with history. It's an analysis of the use of language here an dnow. How it got to what it is is another subject. As I said before, you have a way of avoiding the...
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Re: The Bush Doctrine?

ThaWatcher ·
@Key.. Again, it's so easy for us to make jokes about "send the student loan people, they'll find Bin Laden and Saddam" and rip the gov't for not finding some of the world's most well connected millionaire international terrorists....As a citizen, you probably hear about 1 or 2 terrorist threats on the news per week- BUT THE PRESIDENT HEARS ABOUT THEM EACH AND EVERY DAY WITHOUT END.....how do you discern which threats are credible?
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Re: The Bush Doctrine?

keylargo ·
Exactly Watcher! Our intelligence should be able to properly discern between what's true or not. If it cannot, then why did we rely on it in order to justify invading Iraq?
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Re: Black Republicans

Lofton (Guest) ·
"That was the point of me request. But now that I think about it, I don't think he can point to Black achievements, because that is not his purpose on the web. His role is to distract the Black man while validating the other man. This thought leads me to one conclusion, Lofton IS NOT A BLACK MAN. HE IS A WHITE TROUBLEMAKER." by Kweli4Real ......In once sense I'm referred to as being a Black Republican, and in another, "Lofton is Not a Black Man. He is a White Trouble Maker." There is no way...
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Re: Chicago's most wanted

Norland ·
Sports no longer have 'SPORTSMANSHIP'. I saw the fan reach for the ball in a frenzy. He probably wasn't even thinking at the time. What upset me more was seeing a 72 year old coach pushed in the face; laying on the ground. You can go to jail, putting your hands on a senior citizen over here. I wonder if Martinez would like if someone did that to his granny? Sports just exemplifies the mindset of Americans now. Pure "D" I-n-s-a-n-i-t-y. Everyone for self; to hell with anyone else. Too sad for...
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Re: Chicago's most wanted

whatzgoingon ·
I know I am going to be roasted for this. I'm as respectful a person as can be (when you show me the same respect). That said, if a 70 year old man tries to rush you in the middle of a croup of men fighting, and your adrenaline is already pumping from the game and the possible confrontations with numerous Yankee players, maybe your first thought when you see somebody running toward you in a threatening manner is not "oh, here is an old man coming at me. Let me let hin punch me or step out of...
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Re: Oh Condi! How Can You Sell Us Out Like That?

Lofton (Guest) ·
Instead of "Oh Condi! How Can You Sell Us Out Like That?", A More Suitable Reality Would be "Merv Dymally! How Can You Sell Us Out Like That?" Unlike Condoleeza Rice, who must do the bidding of those who hired her, meaning the President George Bush Administration, Merv Dymally is an elected official, meaning his employer is the people of the jurisdiction of the elected office represented. Over a period of twenty years plenty of evidence exists to prove that Assemblyman Merv Dymally is unfit...
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Re: Need advice- Am I too hard on my brother

Our Empowerment ·
Key largo, you set us up so much what kind of advice would you expect us to issue other than a slighty varied reitteration of your position. I have an uncle that is just about a senior citizen now, he too was the last in a long list of children. I was spoiled all of his childhood. And because he was well built physically and handsome, he got that pampering thoughout his adulthood. Because he really didn't know how to properly take care of his self, he didn't financially prepare for his...
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Re: Racist social events/situations in America

Kevin41 ·
THE RACE RELATIONS REPORTER Weekly Bulletin August 14, 2002 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ NEWS OF THE WEEK ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ * BLACKS MAKING SLOW PROGRESS GAINING BOARD SEATS AT THE NATION'S FOUNDATIONS: According to a survey conducted by the Council on Foundations, blacks hold 507 seats on the board of directors of the nation's foundations. Blacks hold 6.3 percent of all board seats. Black men hold...
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Re: Who knows the real story behind 3/5 man legistlation?

Huey ·
This right here is the reason why I don't feel sorry for the South for LOSING the American Civil War. Prior to the Civil War, the North had 71% of the population. The South had to add 60%, or 3/5ths of the slave population in order to have more seats in the House of Representatives (the house that's represented by the POPULATION of the states) as well as make a profit from slavery at the same time. Had they used 100% of the slave population instead, the South would've had more seats in...
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Re: Who knows the real story behind 3/5 man legistlation?

sergeant ·
Yes, I recall that the 'citizen' issue was one reason the south was willing to compromise at all. Good observations. So sunnib, I guess Clinton/Gore is proof of your Reagan legacy theory? Puhleeeezzeeee......
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Re: Should felons be allowed to vote?

ricardomath ·
Here's the section relating to International Human Rights Law: http://www.hrw.org/reports98/vote/usvot98o-06.htm#P116_2832 (Maybe Vox can tell us what all this stuff means. ) Illegal , noun: A term used by the descendents of European Immigrants to refer to descendants of Native Americans Plowshares Actions The Nuclear Resister School of the Americas Watch Cauca, Colombia [This message was edited by ricardomath on October 25, 2003 at 10:12 PM.]
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Re: What is an African American?

Our Empowerment ·
I believe most of life is simple, and as one takes a closer look at a particular aspect of live that aspect of life becomes complex. Therefore, as far as I am concerned, if you look Black you are Black until that point you choose not to be Black. So, someone like Justice Thomas, is Black if his says so, but I would not argue the point that he isn't if he claimed it. That's the serious part. On the not so serious part. For the White people born in Africa, become an American citizen is by...
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Re: Pictures that make you feel ...

Our Empowerment ·
US death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal honorary citizen of Paris
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Re: What is an African American?

James Wesley Chester ·
[QUOTE]Originally posted by Our Empowerment: I believe most of life is simple, and as one takes a closer look at a particular aspect of live that aspect of life becomes complex. Therefore, as far as I am concerned, if you look Black you are Black until that point you choose not to be Black. I think I know what you are saying, but it does not apply "across the board." There are many people who "look" black, but are not "black." It, in fact, is not so simple. It does however become simple when...
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Re: The Impact of Marcus Garvey

henry38 ·
You know I was talking to a leading Politician from Ghana and one of the founding fathers of the NDC, the party that ruled Ghana for about 20 years. I asked him why is it that Western blacks like Garvey and Padmore literally brought independence to all of Africa and Africans did not and have not involved western blacks HEAVILY in the affairs of Africa? He looked at me and said, "You and your organization should make sure that never happens again." I said to him, "I am just an ordinary...
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Re: Reverend Al to the Rescue

Yssys (Guest) ·
This is what Al really said: Looks like Al's vote is for Janice Brown to go 'down'! Beside Shebakoby, why should a Canadian care what Blacks in America think? Should it matter to you if Janice Brown or Charlie Brown gets to be a Circuit Court judge? Who asked for you to come in here and offer an uninvited and uniformed opinion? You're not even a U.S. citizen! Which I find incredibly hilarious and arrogant of you to interject your opinion here of all places. Our people have made the mistake...
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Re: Black Media Barons Back Sharpton Bid

EbonyRose ·
I agree, Our Empowerment, I think this says a great deal about Al and his campaign! Of course we can't expect the mainstream media to put Al or his issues and statements out there for us to see, but he is out there making speeches and being among the people ... and I've seen video clips and read a few news stories coming out of the Black media sources, and his message is unwavering .... everything that this Administration has done and is doing is in no way for the benefit of its citizens and...
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Re: Reverend Al to the Rescue

shebakoby ·
I wasn't talking about whether he SUPPORTED Janice Rogers Brown, I was talking about the fact that even HE recognized that this filibuster is B.S. and she should at least have an UP OR DOWN VOTE (non-supermajority). Boy you really don't know do you? Whither USA goes, Canada usually follows, and vice versa. AND YES IT F***ING MATTERS--I have relatives here in USA (and am currently posting from Mt. Vernon WA). I am A DUAL CITIZEN (US/CAN) SO DON'T TELL ME I CAN'T COMMENT!!!!!!!!! This ain't so...
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Re: Police in Cincinnati??... Again?

Lofton (Guest) ·
Well said Jazzdog, Kweli4Real, and/or a very few others, "While what happened is horrifying, you can't blame the police for protecting themselves. I guarantee there is nobody on this board if attacked by a 350 lb man that you would not beat the s*** out of him to get him off you and to get him to complied with your commands." by Jazzdog "Well ... I somewhat agree with Lofton {Did I say that?}, that one lessens the chances of getting beat to death, if one does not put themselves in...
 
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