Cartoon: Black Lives Matter

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DavidSparkman

Hmm, do black children in failing schools matter? Do black on black murder rates matter? Do white, yellow, and red lives matter? It doesn't seem so to liberals...

Spock Here

Sparky repeats talking points without commenting on the fact a man was murdered with a cop's knee on his neck. Don't be like Sparky.

Ali

How do you come to those wild, wrong, and ignorant conclusions, Sparkman?

Bernie Mac

Those points don't matter to these liberals. There is no political gain to be had. So therefore they don't care. Just a nuisance statistic.

rgsheppard

Remember, Michael Brown was a thug who earlier assaulted an Asian store owner than tried to get the police officer's gun to kill him. Last year, 9 blacks were killed by police. Last weekend, 16 blacks were killed by other blacks in Chicago. Where's your outrage.

Ali

Oh please. Quit this racist nonsense.

Doc Samson

Oh, do explain how that was racist? I'll wait for you to "not" respond... again. [rolleyes]

Ali

If you don't know, Doc, I cannot explain it to you. In fact, I've noticed that no one can explain anything to you. You already know everything. Why do you always seem so angry if you already know it all?

Conservative

No Ali, you said it was racist, now explain why you think what he said was racist. Otherwise, it's just your opinion.

Doc Samson

Ali - Great, factual response! Leftwing nutjob... BTW, maybe you can explain this "science" to all us "deplorables" - https://reason.com/2020/06/04/george-floyd-protesters-coronavirus-health-officials-disease/ - but I won't be holding my breath because... Leftists never respond when faced with facts...

Ali

It’s a bait and switch tactic, typical of those pushing racist views while trying to look innocent. “Well, what about black on black crime”....as if you really cared at all. Just put on your boogaloo shirts and join your brethren, the other “very good people” who support Dear Leader. Mindless.

Doc Samson

Ah, yes! Those racist libertarians and their overall disdain for strong arm police tactics. Either you did not read the article or you are at the lower end of the intellectual spectrum... Not surprising either way...

Conservative

Whataboutisms are not racist. Whataboutisms actually point out inaccuracies and the fallacy of the point someone else is trying to make when they are denigrating anyone who dares to think differently. Thanks to Obama and his supportive groups of communists disguising themselves as "progressives", our country is heading down a very dark path.

Veteran82

Just trying to get a perspective here. Let's look at the circumstances surrounding all of these people on this list. How did law enforcement get involved with them in the first place? Was the law enforcement officer reacting to a perceived or actual physical threat or attack? Were these cased reviewed by a judicial panel, e.g. grand jury, court jury, etc? And, if so, what was the determination as to the justification of the officer's actions in that particular case?

Also, what about the attacks on non-black people? Seems like those are never reported or sensationalized by the media.

Ali

It is apparent from this list that Black lives have not mattered. That is what the protests are about, Bernie. Years and years and years and years and years...generations... of this with promise after promise and no improvement to speak of. The same as it was 30 years ago with the Rodney King beating.

Steve Cunningham

Wonder why Black Lives do not matter in Chicago?

https://graphics.suntimes.com/homicides/

The mainstream media likes this because it fits their narrative to divide America on race. Until everyone looks within themselves and discovers the love of Jesus Christ and sees everyone without color and treats everyone as they wish to be treated these issues will be resolved.

Spock Here

Very nice, Steven; Now, as Jesus no doubt told you, the current topic is a knee on the neck of a human being by a police officer. It didn't happen in Chicago, by the way. We know it's a violent city with a ton of black on black crime, but what would Jesus say about Mr. Lloyd? I'd like to think he would say something like, "Doh, people, WTF are you doin killin the people you are sworn to serve? Quit it!" Thanks for the input though.

Steve Cunningham

Jesus would say love everyone, not just the ones that are politically expedient for you. And by the way he would also say to stop killing babies, that isn't part of his plan for humanity either. Jesus loves all of his children, not just the ones that Democrats like to use as pawns in their political games.

Bernie Mac

All Lives Matter

Spock Here

The conversation is about racial injustice and systemic racism. You know, like why are some people more at risk of dying by cop....Or why some people can't go for a jog, or even go to sleep at home. It's those lives that people are talking about genius

Bernie Mac

Wrong. People are talking mostly about rioting, burning, looting and murder. Small minded people like you think those crimes are acceptable. Civilized people do not. You ain't civilized.

Spock Here

The people talking about the unacceptable and horrendous rioting, burning, looting, and murder instead of the man who died with a knee on his neck have their priorities mixed up. Small minded people like you must think that is acceptable. Civilized people do not. You ain't civilized.

Bernie Mac

Spork thinks and acts like a child.

Spock Here

Thanks Bern, we all try to lower ourselves to your standard. Not hard to do, I might add. You are very challenging.

Ali

Bernie, your outlandish blathering is exceeded only by your inability to understand any truth at all.

Conservative

But is it really about race, or is it something else. I'm just asking, not trying to be a smarta$$. I don't know George Floyd, never met him, nor have I met any other of the people that have died/been killed in or by the hands of law enforcement. But they ALL have one thing in common...law enforcement personnel were involved. Why? Were they doing nothing, or were they being detained for a reason? Was that reason good enough that ended up in their death? On the face of things, it looks like skin color is a factor. But is it really? The trickle of information released on some cases make some of the victims look like they were in the wrong place at the wrong time, or they were doing something to warrant law enforcement intervention and things escalated. All I do know is that these folks are dead, and a lot of people are rightfully upset. However, that doesn't mean looting and criminal acts under the guise of protesting are right. I don't like hearing about a corrupt justice system that treats people differently based on their skin color, wealth, sexual orientation, status in the community, or political leanings.

Spock Here

I suspect there are as many reasons behind their deaths as there are excuses for killing them. I am sure cops make mistakes. We all do. I think most cops are good. For some, as with the military, policing is a place to hide and wield illegal power. People certainly make assumptions based on skin color (an example would be that nutty dogwalker in NYC). Whether the people were doing nothing or were being detained for a reason, is immaterial if a bad cop on the other end reacted solely to skin color and not a threat. Would Mr. Floyd have been kneed to death if he were white? I really want to know what was in the killer's mind. That may help weed out some bad news from police departments. And no, looting and crime is not to be condoned; I think the vast majority of protestors are sincere. It's the paid actors who want chaos. And the blue code of silence has to go, it's at the root of most of it. Not an answer to what you asked, just my opinion

Conservative

You know what Spock, I think we'd get along swimmingly in real life.

Spock Here

Not if you use words like "swimmingly". Who does that?[wink]

Conservative

Old farts.[lol]

Spock Here

So, now we know "old farts" is acceptable terminology for the Star [beam]

Conservative

I like to push the envelope.[innocent]

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