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Old 06-15-2020, 12:14 PM
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Another good man killed by cops? Such a sweet man, celebrated his daughters birthday just hours before he was gunned down by Police.

He was going to take her skating the next day.

I guess he should have stayed in prison where he was safe.

No mention of his 7 year sentence.

No mention of his Cruelty of Children,

No mention of his Battery on a family member.

No mention of his false imprisonment.

No mention of the long list of violent crimes, resisting arrest, or pointing an object at a cop.

Just a mention of him celebrating his daughters birthday. what a sweet guy
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Perhaps, and just perhaps, had Mr. Brooks:
  • Had not been driving drunk
  • Not been sleeping in the drive thru lane at Wendy's
  • Had not resisted arrest
  • Had not stolen the weapon from the officer during the scuffle
  • Had not used the stolen weapon to fire at the police officer

he would most likely be alive today.

So obviously, we need to place all of the blame on the police officer.
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/rayshard-...165119999.html

Another good man killed by cops? Such a sweet man, celebrated his daughters birthday just hours before he was gunned down by Police.

He was going to take her skating the next day.

I guess he should have stayed in prison where he was safe.

No mention of his 7 year sentence.

No mention of his Cruelty of Children,

No mention of his Battery on a family member.

No mention of his false imprisonment.

No mention of the long list of violent crimes, resisting arrest, or pointing an object at a cop.

Just a mention of him celebrating his daughters birthday. what a sweet guy
His history was not a factor in the events that led to this event. While it may color people's perspective, just as it does for George Floyd, it does not relate to what actually happened.

His actions during the event are the only ones that matter at the time of the event, as Get A Clue listed below.
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https://www.yahoo.com/news/rayshard-...165119999.html

Another good man killed by cops? Such a sweet man, celebrated his daughters birthday just hours before he was gunned down by Police.

He was going to take her skating the next day.

I guess he should have stayed in prison where he was safe.

No mention of his 7 year sentence.

No mention of his Cruelty of Children,

No mention of his Battery on a family member.

No mention of his false imprisonment.

No mention of the long list of violent crimes, resisting arrest, or pointing an object at a cop.

Just a mention of him celebrating his daughters birthday. what a sweet guy
The cops are not a jury passing judgment on someone they are arresting. The issue isn't whether he is or isn't a "good man." The issue is whether lethal force used against him was justified by the events of his interaction with the cops that night, and it clearly was not.
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The cops are not a jury passing judgment on someone they are arresting. The issue isn't whether he is or isn't a "good man." The issue is whether lethal force used against him was justified by the events of his interaction with the cops that night, and it clearly was not.
Well, I suppose the officer could have tased him... Oh wait, Brooks had taken the officers taser and was firing at him with it.
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Well, I suppose the officer could have tased him... Oh wait, Brooks had taken the officers taser and was firing at him with it.
Rolfe (the guy who shot Brooks) still had his taser, but chose to use lethal force instead of using it.
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Rolfe (the guy who shot Brooks) still had his taser, but chose to use lethal force instead of using it.
At what point do you start holding Mr. Brooks responsible for his actions? Had he complied with the officers, he would have been booked for DUI and released with a future court date. Instead, he chose to fight with the officers, steal a weapon and fire it at them.

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The cops are not a jury passing judgment on someone they are arresting. The issue isn't whether he is or isn't a "good man." The issue is whether lethal force used against him was justified by the events of his interaction with the cops that night, and it clearly was not.
My point was, that the Media ALWAYS sides with the criminal element, and tries to make them LOOK! like sweet polite people, very seldom is that the case.
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My point was, that the Media ALWAYS sides with the criminal element, and tries to make them LOOK! like sweet polite people, very seldom is that the case.
That's because the MSM is pushing a narrative that cannot be supported by facts, logic and common sense. They appeal to those that allow their emotions to dictate their opinions and voting habits. There is not reason for the MSM to EVER push anything that runs counter to their narrative. Therefore when a habitual criminal is in the news, you will see them do what they can to paint that criminal in a positive light. Just look at the history of this:
  • Mike Brown in Ferguson Mo. was portrayed as a "gental giant" after having strong armed a small store owner while steeling a box of cigars
  • Trayvon Martin was just an innocent kid coming home from buying some Skittles, but in reality was beating George Zimmermans head into the concrete sidewalk before being shot in self defense.


Those are the two that most readily come to mind other than George Floyd and of course Rayshard Brooks. But you do see a pattern emerging.
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