Saturday, May 02, 2015


Washington Post:
The six officers accused in the death of Freddie Gray face a litany of charges that include second-degree depraved-heart murder, involuntary manslaughter, false imprisonment and misconduct in office.

The officers -- three white, three African American -- represent a broad spectrum of experience on Baltimore’s police force....
And now:

And not just Fox -- here's Right Wing News:
Baltimore Police Officers Identified, 3 Of 6 Are Black

This kinda erases the whole “it’s all about racism” talking point....
Really? I'm sorry, but black people been have been telling us for years that even black cops internalize the values of the system. Even your melanin-deficient correspondent remembers sitting in a theater watching Boyz N the Hood back in 1991:

Melodramatic? Yeah, but it was obvious even to me that you wouldn't create a character like that if he wasn't based on real experiences. And a generation later, not much has changed.


Philo Vaihinger said...

Melanin deficient? Does that mean you are white, or a light colored person of mixed race?

Victor said...

There are all sorts of minorities of both sexes, who side with Authority figures.
Here are just a few:
Allen West.
Herman Cain.
Nikki Haley.
Susana Martinez. *
I could go on.

In order to assimilate into the police, minorities also have to assimilate into the police mindset.
Just like these politicians and wannabe's above have to assimilate into the conservative political mindset.

You can't beat the pay and benefits that come with the GOP being able to point at you, and say, "You see! We're not prejudiced!!!"

And if you agree with them, they conservatives aren't prejudiced.

They just use you as a Judas-goat, to hopefully lead others like you, into the tiny tent of Conservatism.

*I still don't get how Log Cabin Republicans can be conservatives, but, hey, whatever boat's your float at the Gay Pride Parade...

mlbxxxxxx said...

Did Jewish kapos at Auschwitz mean the Holocaust wasn't anti-semitic?

Philo Vaihinger said...

"Melodramatic? Yeah, but it was obvious even to me that you wouldn't create a character like that if he wasn't based on real experiences."

The Alien?

Jay Schiavone said...

The only stat that matters is that 100% of the indicted Baltimore cops were police officers.

Chris Andersen said...
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Chris Andersen said...

When Walter Scott was shot in the back by a white cop the 2nd cop on the scene was black. He acted just as casually indifferent to Scott as the cop who shot him.

Blue is stronger than black and white.

Philo Vaihinger said...

Indeed, blue is the real problem, not black and white.

Ken_L said...

Why won't the leaders of the white community condemn irresponsible media reporting?