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Idiot of the Day

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Robert George – another hack writer for that rag of a newspaper The New York Daily News. 

It’s writers like George who fan the flames of the misinformed and play into the general populations ignorance. How these reporters even look themselves in the mirror is a wonder. 

The first paragraph of his article “Having a Gun and Being Black Doesn’t Make One a Suspect” (published in the  NY Daily News 7/9/16) reads, “What about the next shooting? How should we, the public, look at that? How do we put some context into far too common tragedies?”

Well first off, you ignorant, poor excuse of an apparently educated person – having a gun and being ANY color would raise suspicion until it’s determined if that individual is a criminal or a good guy. Secondly, the only commonality between the  “common tragedies” is the fact that the person who ends up dead is usually resisting arrest, using deadly physical force against the officer, doesn’t comply with and/or fights with the police. How many interactions are there between the police and the public (black, white or otherwise) on a daily basis that doesn’t end with someone getting killed?  When do we put the onus back on the individual? 

George cites statistics compiled by the Washington Post on police involved shootings. What he doesn’t talk about is the fact that in 2016 – 512 people have been shot and killed by the police. Of those – 238 were white while only 123 were black. That’s one hundred and fifteen more whites killed this year by police than blacks. Hardly the evidence needed to prove that the police are racial biased in killing blacks.  And, of the 512 people killed by the police in 2016, only 35 were unarmed. 

George than goes on to write that “the police are only too eager to reveal a deceased’s criminal record or declare that this person was no angel….”  He believes this is done to “prejudice the public”into thinking the police were justified.  Is it not reasonable to think that the deceased’s criminals background is important? Isn’t it “germane” Mr. George in showing an individual’s mental state?  Doesn’t it give reason and motive as to why that person may resist being arrested and possibly risk returning to prison?  

Stop buying the New York Daily News folks.  It only keeps writers like Robert George employed. 

Idiot of the Week

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Earlier this week, it was reported that a nine year old boy was suspended from a Texas elementary school for threatening to make another student disappear with a magic ring. The boys parents believe that he got the idea after watching The Hobbit movie.
Apparently Roxanne Greer, principal of Kermit Elementary School and other school officials believed the threat was real enough to suspend the boy for making a “terroristic threat.”
I attempted to get a comment (and find out if the ring was in fact real) from school officials.
A gentleman who answered the phone at the school (no name was provided) informed me that “due to Texas law, the school was not allowed to discuss a student with anyone but the students parents or guardian.”
I asked why a student would be suspended for threatening to make another student disappear with a ring that, for all intents and purposes, does not exist. The gentleman informed me that that was not the only reason why the student was suspended and that “I should not believe everything that is reported in the news.”
When I asked him to clarify, he again cited privacy issues.
I asked if it was true, as the boys parents were reporting, that the boy had also been suspended for bringing a children’s encyclopedia to school and calling another student black?
The gentleman informed me that the boys parents could say whatever they want to the press but it was not true. When I asked for clarification, he again cited privacy issues and stated that this was between the boy, his parents and the school.
He was unable to comprehend, as I explained to him, that this was not merely an issue between the boy, his parents and the school but an issue that impacts all society. When those charged with the responsibility of educating and shaping young minds exercise such illogical behavior, society as a whole must deal with the consequences.
Principal Roxanne Greer has no business being around children. She should be fired immediately, as should all those who made the mistake of hiring her.

Let us pray……

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Let us all say a prayer for the men and women and the families of those that were killed and wounded in the Fort Hood Tragedy.

Let us also pray for the coward Nidal Malik Hasan, the man responsible for those deaths. Let us pray that he overcomes his injuries so that he may find himself at the end of a noose hanging from the gallows.

Written by usa1968

November 6, 2009 at 11:58 am