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Commentary: Are We Prepared to Respond to Increased Attacks on Black Males?
bet.com ^ | March 23, 2012 | Michael Steele

Posted on 03/23/2012 2:42:03 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

My friend Jonathan Capehart, an editorial board member and opinion writer for The Washington Post, laid bare the “grisly” facts we are just now coming to terms with in the killing of Trayvon Martin:

“An overzealous neighborhood watch captain in an SUV armed with a 9-mm handgun. A 17-year-old boy armed with an iced tea and a bag of Skittles. We know from [George] Zimmerman’s 911 call that he thought [Trayvon] Martin was “a real suspicious guy” who “looks like he’s up to no good or he’s on drugs or something.”

And now we have some insight into Trayvon’s mindset at the time.

“He said this man was watching him, so he put his hoodie on. He said he lost the man,” said Trayvon’s girlfriend, who was talking with him on his cell phone during the start of the incident. In an exclusive ABC News report, she discussed the confrontation in answer to questions from the Martin family attorney. “I asked Trayvon to run, and he said he was going to walk fast. I told him to run but he said he was not going to run.” Eventually he would run, said the girl, thinking that he’d managed to escape. But suddenly the strange man was back, cornering Martin.”

“Trayvon said, ‘What, are you following me for,’ and the man said, ‘What are you doing here.’ Next thing I hear is somebody pushing, and somebody pushed Trayvon because the head set just fell. I called him again and he didn’t answer the phone.”

That’s because Trayvon was dead of a single gunshot wound to his chest.”

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As the father of two sons, my heart sank at learning of the circumstances surrounding the death of Trayvon Martin.

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1 posted on 03/23/2012 2:42:12 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Better be careful on this. More attention to attacks on black males can lead to more attention to attack on whites.

Right now the media is at about 90% on white on black crimes, but only at 10% on black on white crimes.

Remember Christopher Newsome and Channon Christian?

Thought not!

They were the white teenage couple in Knoxville kidnapped, raped, tortured and killed by three blacks in 2007.

You didn’t see any demonstrations on their behalf. You certainly didn’t see a “hoodie” parade. This was a squelched story by the main stream media for fear of massive race riots.

Here’s what had happened to them, according to WIKI:

According to the testimony of the Knox County Acting Medical Examiner Dr. Darinka Mileusnic-Polchan at the subsequent trial of Eric Boyd, Newsom was repeatedly sodomized with an object and then blindfolded, gagged, arms and feet bound and his head covered. Barefoot, he was either led or dragged outside the house to a set of nearby railroad tracks. He was shot in the back of the head, the neck, and the back, and his body then set on fire.

Channon’s death came only after hours of sexual torture, medical examiner Mileusnic-Polchan testified. Channon suffered horrific injuries to her vagina, anus and mouth. She was not only raped but savaged with “an object,” possibly a broken chair leg, the doctor testified. She was beaten in the head. Some type of chemical was poured down her throat, and her body, including her bleeding and battered genital area, likely scrubbed with the same solution - all while Channon was alive, the forensic expert said. She was then “hog-tied,” with curtains and strips of bedding, her face covered tightly with a small trash bag and her body stashed inside five large trash bags before being placed inside a large trash can and covered with sheets. Channon died slowly, suffocating, the medical examiner said.

The perps were granted new trials last December because of judicial misconduct.

Before we get sobby about Trayvon Martin, better review the Knoxville outrages.


2 posted on 03/23/2012 2:49:05 PM PDT by plangent
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I am waiting for the evidence that race was the determining factor here. Also, the fact the shooter is a minority makes this all the more bizarre.

This case is a tragedy and Zimmerman seems to bear some responsibility, but this is being turned into something it is not.

Now this is being turned into a cultural lynching of Zimmerman, and I predict we may see riots over this.

I guess we’re now supposed to see a war between hispanics and blacks? Many people don’t seem to see what this is being turned into and why.


3 posted on 03/23/2012 2:49:58 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Would black people care about this case if the victim was white? Don’t think so.


4 posted on 03/23/2012 2:53:45 PM PDT by Silver Sabre
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“...laid bare the “grisly” facts we are just now coming to terms with...”

The real *facts* haven’t come out yet, from the Police Report and other investigators, according to what I’ve read. There is more to this than the initial, race-biased news reports.

Steele is a lowlife, RINO, bottom-feeding, race-baiter. IMO.

“There, I said it!” (Mark Levin)


5 posted on 03/23/2012 2:54:21 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Yet they are silent about the constant killings in Chicago of young black men, women, and children perpetrated by other blacks..gee ya think if they really cared about crime they would try to stop the violent that is non-stop over there


6 posted on 03/23/2012 2:54:36 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Williams

The poor white boy who was dosed in gasoline and set on fire got what?? And I am going to say this, working with blacks, they are the most racist people you will ever get to know!!! n/s


7 posted on 03/23/2012 2:54:55 PM PDT by cameraeye (A happy kaffir!)
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To: plangent

This horror:

http://sullivan-county.com/wcva/jl.htm


8 posted on 03/23/2012 2:56:26 PM PDT by carriage_hill (I'll "vote for an orange juice can", over Barry 0bummer and another 4yrs of his Regime From Hell!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
"the man said, ‘What are you doing here.’"

‘What are you doing here.’
A person that feels he has the right to beat someone for asking that is an animal.

And the people who encourage that attitude are worse.

9 posted on 03/23/2012 2:57:43 PM PDT by mrsmith (Dumb sluts: Lifeblood of the Media, Backbone of the Democrat Party!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Obama, whose-mom-doesn't-look-like-Trayvon's called Sandra Fluke quickly, when will he call Trayvon’s mom?
10 posted on 03/23/2012 2:57:43 PM PDT by NoLibZone (When will Obama call Trayvon's mom? He was quick to call Sandra Fluke.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It is odd that Michael Steele didn’t bother to mention that Zimmerman is hispanic, but did mention the race of the three WHITE boys in the Mississippi attack.

Also, how many black boys were killed by other black boys on the weekend that Martin was kiled by Zimmerman? Is Steele prepared to cry about the inherent racism of blacks thinking that the lives of other blacks are worth a pair of shoes or that their culture tells them to avenge a “diss” with “busting some caps”?

Is Steele just trying to get his “black cred” back after being at the helm of the RNC (which most BET viewers would see as a racist organization because the DNC told them so)?


11 posted on 03/23/2012 2:58:27 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Williams

They’ll play down the Hispanic aspects. He’s got a white sounding name, that’s enough.

This is their Rodney King Moment. Never mind if they instigate riots and dozens die, etc. Just like they never took the blame for that, they won’t here either. It was be everyone else’s fault.


12 posted on 03/23/2012 2:59:15 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Blame the Slut Media and Slut Voters . . . Sandra Fluke = Useful Idiot)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

paranoia will destroy ya.


13 posted on 03/23/2012 3:00:25 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("exterminate the bolshevicks...")
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To: Free ThinkerNY; All
"Commentary: Are "WE" Prepared to Respond
to Increased Attacks on Black Males?"


14 posted on 03/23/2012 3:01:49 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Sarah Barracuda

That’s the real unanswered question here. If ol’ Trayvon, the undoubted pillar of society being what he was, was killed by some thugs in a drive-by, would his name even be in the papers beyond a mere mention of more random violence? I don’t think so.

The fact that a non-black, legally-armed guy did it is what makes this such a supposed outrage.


15 posted on 03/23/2012 3:03:40 PM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

BET says since a Black has been elected they are worse off.


16 posted on 03/23/2012 3:04:48 PM PDT by NoLibZone (When will Obama call Trayvon's mom? He was quick to call Sandra Fluke.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Are We Prepared to Respond to Increased Attacks on Black Males?

You mean more than black males already attack each other?

17 posted on 03/23/2012 3:05:59 PM PDT by Altura Ct.
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To: Williams
I am waiting for the evidence that race was the determining factor here. Also, the fact the shooter is a minority makes this all the more bizarre.

Doesn't matter what either race is...it really doesn't. Color them both black, or white, or hispanic...and then play the story.

What matter is one of them got shot in a fight. Like this doesn't happen in every city on a daily.

This is a diversion from the election and why Obama wighed in....He's the one fueling this race issue and wants to divide this country.....Obama and his supporters aren't looking for the truth or showing compassion, they are playing politics as hard as they can.

As one commentator said..."Imagine a white kid getting killed by a Hispanic guy, And Bush said, "My son would look like..." .......The liberal press would go ballistic.

Obama is playing the race card and fueling others like Farrachan and others to make it an issue along with the media who wants a race story....AGAIN!

18 posted on 03/23/2012 3:05:59 PM PDT by caww
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To: cameraeye

Yup and to think we have been pay them reparations for close to 50 years and they still aint happy


19 posted on 03/23/2012 3:06:53 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
This headline would make more sense: Are We Prepared to Respond to Increased Attacks on by Black Males?
20 posted on 03/23/2012 3:08:27 PM PDT by svcw (CLEAN WATER & Education http://www.longlostsis.com/PI/MayanHelp2012.html)
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To: Future Snake Eater

What these media pricks are saying is that its OK to kill blacks, as long as the assailant is another black, but if its a Hispanic or a white person then everyone is outraged. I live in LA, there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t hear on the news about a drive-by shooting in South Central or some other God awful area. When someone isn’t murdered in Compton or Inglewood its a surprise. Where are the black leaders when a child dies in a drive-by? No where to be found


21 posted on 03/23/2012 3:08:33 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: NoLibZone

her number is fi fi fo -fi fo fi fo


22 posted on 03/23/2012 3:09:22 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: NoLibZone
Obama, whose-mom-doesn't-look-like-Trayvon's called Sandra Fluke quickly, when will he call Trayvon’s mom?

Obama has put himself into this mess , and is quoted as saying.
“You know, if I had a son, he would look like Trayvon.”

23 posted on 03/23/2012 3:09:38 PM PDT by Capt. Tom
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To: plangent

The 6’ 2” innocent choir boy on 5 day suspension from school was shot while kneeling on and punching the shooter. What does race have to do with it?


24 posted on 03/23/2012 3:10:27 PM PDT by Mechanicos (Why does the DOE have a SWAT Team?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Every image of Trayvon shows he was better off when Bush was President.


25 posted on 03/23/2012 3:10:48 PM PDT by NoLibZone (When will Obama call Trayvon's mom? He was quick to call Sandra Fluke.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I question the objectivity of anything that doesn’t mention Zimmerman is half-hispanic and there are blacks in his family.


26 posted on 03/23/2012 3:12:16 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: caww

I just watched a video of the Sanford City Manager’s statement.

He is a well spoken very professional black man. So the city manager is black, the victim black, the shooter hispanic.

Were the police all white? Where is the racial issue here?

Both involved in the incident were minorities. Who is racial anger being expressed at here?


27 posted on 03/23/2012 3:12:58 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Williams
Also, the fact the shooter is a minority makes this all the more bizarre.

Actually, no. Hispanics and blacks do not get along.

28 posted on 03/23/2012 3:13:05 PM PDT by sauropod (You can elect your very own tyranny - Mark Levin)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

The #1 thing that black males could do to decrease the level of distrust and stereotyping against them, would be to stop proving that its warranted.

Frankly, the odds of being the victim of black on white crime is staggeringly large compared to the reverse, especially given the population distribution. So let’s stop pretending that there is just a perception problem when it comes to young black males.


29 posted on 03/23/2012 3:13:55 PM PDT by SampleMan (Feral Humans are the refuse of socialism.)
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To: Mechanicos

Was he on suspension from school? If so, why?


30 posted on 03/23/2012 3:14:24 PM PDT by Williams (Honey Badger Don't Care)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

“An 85-year-old woman was sexually assaulted and battered to death by a home invader who also shot her 90-year-old husband in the face with a BB gun.”

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2117695/Brutal-home-invasion-Oklahoma-couple-ends-65-year-romance-meeting-blind-date.html


31 posted on 03/23/2012 3:14:54 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Need to fix the Black on Black crime first. Then fix the single black mother problem. Then need to fix the Black drop out problem. Don't see any protests or articles on these.

On a side note: Most people of all colors stay away from any Martin Luther King Blvd after dark.
32 posted on 03/23/2012 3:15:01 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: musicman

The “WE” tells me everything I need to know about Micheal Steele


33 posted on 03/23/2012 3:15:16 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Williams

Whatever the reason is, it was also surely racist.


34 posted on 03/23/2012 3:15:16 PM PDT by 101stAirborneVet
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To: Free ThinkerNY

While Geraldo blames the tragic death of Trayvon Martin on his mode of dress, I believe there is another element that the MSM will studiously ignore.

Barack Obama has done more to divide this nation along racial lines than anything I can remember. “African Americans for Obama”, “Hispanics for Obama,” “Martians for Obama”, etc., etc... are just part of it. This guy’s efforts to take us the rest of the way to communism have angered many of those who may already harbor latent or outright racist tendencies.

While Obama’s anti-American behavior has little to do with his race, there are unbalanced folks out here who DO read race into that behavior. Once they cross that threshold, their warped minds can justify nearly any act, up to and including the killing of an unarmed black boy walking through his neighborhood. I fear there is more — and worse — to come.

Barack, some of Trayvon Martin’s blood — and the blood of future black and white victims of your racism — is on YOUR hands.


35 posted on 03/23/2012 3:15:33 PM PDT by Dick Bachert (I really want Obozo to have another term -- in Leavenworth! 25 to life sounds about right.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
you can almost count the white on black attacks every year on both hands, black on white, well... they hardly ever make the news anyway
36 posted on 03/23/2012 3:15:49 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Williams

Yes and nobody knows since his families lawyer put a gag on the school.


37 posted on 03/23/2012 3:17:01 PM PDT by Mechanicos (Why does the DOE have a SWAT Team?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

snip-”The article details the story of the Zebra killings, in which a group of racist blacks slayed random white people...”

http://www.flynnfiles.com/archives/culture2005/the_zebra_killings_and_why_pc_profs_dont_want_you_to_know_about_them.html

(whites could post these reports ALL day—where are OUR race defenders?)


38 posted on 03/23/2012 3:18:24 PM PDT by Mortrey (Impeach President Soros)
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To: Sarah Barracuda

Precisely. Columbus OH here. A little black 6 yr old was shot and killed in a driveby just last week. Not a word other than the news report. I didn’t see one protest or hear about calls from black leaders. I guess the only important murdered black people are those killed by whites. Says a lot about the black culture.


39 posted on 03/23/2012 3:18:37 PM PDT by Toespi
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To: GeronL

Yep!


40 posted on 03/23/2012 3:19:39 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Mechanicos

Here is Some links with Details the Lying MSM is omitting or changing:

http://www.examiner.com/charleston-conservative-in-charleston-sc/zimmerman-was-on-the-ground-being-punched-when-he-shot-trayvon-martin?cid=PROD-redesign-right-next

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/326700-full-transcript-zimmerman.html

Lots more links with more information in this thread:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2862258/posts


41 posted on 03/23/2012 3:24:38 PM PDT by Mechanicos (Why does the DOE have a SWAT Team?)
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To: Future Snake Eater
The fact that a non-black, legally-armed guy did it is what makes this such a supposed outrage.

Not really...'it's the Drama'.. the media is playing up to get ratings for their network stations.

The media race baits everyone in how they frame their stories...and it may mean simply a short sound bite to get peopel tuned in.

This stuff happens daily throughout our country....the gangs do it all the time,...nothing new...just the media needs a good story to feed the masses with AND divert from covrage about Obamas record.

42 posted on 03/23/2012 3:25:11 PM PDT by caww
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To: Toespi

We hear about little kids being shot in drive-by’s everyday here..they will have prayer vigils for the child, but other then that, nothing. You don’t hear from ANY so-called black leaders, no outrage, basically its no big deal, as long as the child is murdered by another African American, then its cool. Zimmerman isn’t even white, he’s Hispanic, not like it makes a difference, we don’t know the whole story of what happened, I wasn’t there, of course I can speculate, that is what we all do, but the hypocrisy from the media is OUTRAGEOUS. They have the nerve to blame Republicans for what happened!! These bastards that prey on others when they are going through a tragic event is disgusting, absolutely disgusting, and karma will get them too


43 posted on 03/23/2012 3:26:02 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Toespi
Nah...this is about media drama and Bambi's using it for political gain.

Sharpton's out there already playing referee, no doubt one of Obamas "thugs" and Farrachan doing his deal as always for the limelight. Jesse jackson no doubt will weigh in soon in one form another. All three make good money keeping the races at each other because it works on a dumbdowned public.

44 posted on 03/23/2012 3:29:58 PM PDT by caww
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To: Sarah Barracuda

I live in the same area, and I’ve been asking this on Twitter all day. Needless to say...crickets. It’s a shame this boy died, but Sharpton and his ilk are just stirring the pot to distract from Obama’s dismal record and encourage more “Vic-tacrats” (as Larry Elder would say). Not to mention some slimballs are making money off merchandising this tragedy.


45 posted on 03/23/2012 3:41:18 PM PDT by BusyBeeLA
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t excuse any kind of violence upon one human from another that isn’t necessary for self defense. That said, black on white crime far exceeds the reverse, and we don’t get this kind of social uproar. We also don’t get threats of race wars. We don’t get demagoguery from our radical president. The left is going to milk this for all they can get out of it, most likely getting innocent people killed. It will be on all of the news programs, and we will get lectures about not committing more white on black crime, pretty much the same kind of idiocy we got when the abortion doctor was shot. Meanwhile, as white people start getting beaten and killed as a result of this, the only appeal we will get is for white people to understand that this is our fault, and we should not react, as if we would in the first place.


46 posted on 03/23/2012 3:42:39 PM PDT by pallis
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To: BusyBeeLA

The far left are enjoying every second of this. They haven’t orgasmed this much since Gabby Giffords got shot(And from what I read on twitter that day, they were hoping that she died so that she would be a martyr for the left) Now they have this to use as a way of causing a race war, to distract from the issues, like the fact that Obama is a HUGE failure. Just wait til Obama does another one of those race speeches, that ought to be hysterical. Sharpton is a racist, just mention Tawana Bradley and watch him run like hell


47 posted on 03/23/2012 3:44:47 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I’m not worried about attacks on black males.
I’m worried about attacks BY black males, which are FAR more common.


48 posted on 03/23/2012 3:49:45 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: caww

Actually, what the “outrage” is all about is that it is an opportunity to attack concealed carry, castle doctrine, and stand your ground laws.

“Progressives” love violent criminals; they give these totalitarians reasons to tighten their control over citizens. Likewise, they hate it when citizens have the means to defend themselves.


49 posted on 03/23/2012 3:57:38 PM PDT by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Was the author prepared for increased attacks on whites by blacks? Obviously he couldn’t give a damn so why should I??


50 posted on 03/23/2012 4:17:11 PM PDT by CodeToad (I'm so right-wing if I lifted my left leg I'd go into a spin.)
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