Michael Brown shooting.

#1 Posted by PurpleLabel (301 posts) -
#2 Posted by Nuck81 (5835 posts) -

It's pretty stupid to tear up your own neighborhood in protest.



But cops are out of control. Some of them are little cowards hiding behind a badge and a gun

#3 Posted by xdude85 (4341 posts) -

I don't fucking care.

#4 Edited by seahorse123 (1228 posts) -

The media is trying to whip up racial tensions, this is just the beginning in the social unrest as the militarisation of the police continues until martial law is declared in the major cities.

#5 Edited by PurpleLabel (301 posts) -

@seahorse123 said:

The media is trying to whip up racial tensions, this is just the beginning in the social unrest as the militarisation of the police continues until martial law is declared in the major cities.

Don't bring your "globalist" tin-foil bullshit into this thread please.

@Nuck81 What is the side of the story you've heard and believe in? I've heard so many different versions, my head is spinning.

#6 Posted by seahorse123 (1228 posts) -

@purplelabel: Most moronic closed minded member of gamespot on here congrats. My opinion is my opinion deal with it.

#7 Posted by outworld222 (2411 posts) -

@seahorse123 said:

The media is trying to whip up racial tensions, this is just the beginning in the social unrest as the militarisation of the police continues until martial law is declared in the major cities.

Don't bring your "globalist" tin-foil bullshit into this thread please.

@Nuck81 What is the side of the story you've heard and believe in? I've heard so many different versions, my head is spinning.

But he never said anything about globalists or globalism. He was talking about something completely different.

#8 Posted by PurpleLabel (301 posts) -

@purplelabel said:

@seahorse123 said:

The media is trying to whip up racial tensions, this is just the beginning in the social unrest as the militarisation of the police continues until martial law is declared in the major cities.

Don't bring your "globalist" tin-foil bullshit into this thread please.

@Nuck81 What is the side of the story you've heard and believe in? I've heard so many different versions, my head is spinning.

But he never said anything about globalists or globalism. He was talking about something completely different.

He is though. It comes out in every thread.

Anyways, back to the thread, what is everybody's version of what happened?

#9 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (6937 posts) -

The media is trying to whip up racial tensions, this is just the beginning in the social unrest as the militarisation of the police continues until martial law is declared in the major cities.

Yeah, that will totally happen.

/sarcasm

#10 Edited by Master_Live (14180 posts) -

There should be a thorough investigation of the shooting and those responsible be brought to justice. And that is that.

#11 Posted by Shadow4020 (1952 posts) -

I'll wait until the investigations are complete before I pass judgment.

#12 Posted by Emil_Fontz (208 posts) -

The media is trying to whip up racial tensions, this is just the beginning in the social unrest as the militarisation of the police continues until martial law is declared in the major cities.

Certain cities, like Detroit, need Martial Law.

#13 Posted by seahorse123 (1228 posts) -

@Master_Live: No doubt it will take 4 years to here the result which will be- the officer murdered him.

#14 Posted by thegerg (14858 posts) -

There should be a thorough investigation of the shooting and those responsible be brought to justice. And that is that.

What if those responsible did nothing wrong? What kind of "justice" should they be brought to?

#15 Posted by Master_Live (14180 posts) -

@thegerg said:

@Master_Live said:

There should be a thorough investigation of the shooting and those responsible be brought to justice. And that is that.

What if those responsible did nothing wrong? What kind of "justice" should they be brought to?

Street justice.

#16 Edited by thegerg (14858 posts) -

@thegerg said:

@Master_Live said:

There should be a thorough investigation of the shooting and those responsible be brought to justice. And that is that.

What if those responsible did nothing wrong? What kind of "justice" should they be brought to?

Street justice.

Haha, I wonder what that entails.

#17 Posted by Master_Live (14180 posts) -

@thegerg said:

@Master_Live said:

@thegerg said:

@Master_Live said:

There should be a thorough investigation of the shooting and those responsible be brought to justice. And that is that.

What if those responsible did nothing wrong? What kind of "justice" should they be brought to?

Street justice.

Haha, I wonder what that entails.

Ha, let your imagination run wild gerg.

No but really, what I meant was that if there were any wrong doing that party should be brought to justice.

#18 Edited by Nuck81 (5835 posts) -

@thegerg said:

@Master_Live said:

@thegerg said:

@Master_Live said:

There should be a thorough investigation of the shooting and those responsible be brought to justice. And that is that.

What if those responsible did nothing wrong? What kind of "justice" should they be brought to?

Street justice.

Haha, I wonder what that entails.

Probably this



Cops in full military riot gear pointing their guns at any ethnic person they see

#19 Posted by PurpleLabel (301 posts) -

I just don't understand why people have to riot and loot. It never seems to ever happen when any other race is involved?

Correct me if i'm wrong.

#20 Posted by Shottayouth13- (6752 posts) -

I just don't understand why people have to riot and loot. It never seems to ever happen when any other race is involved?

Correct me if i'm wrong.

Yeah. Wrong wrong wrong.

Rioting isn't race specific. Try harder.

#21 Posted by PurpleLabel (301 posts) -

@purplelabel said:

I just don't understand why people have to riot and loot. It never seems to ever happen when any other race is involved?

Correct me if i'm wrong.

Yeah. Wrong wrong wrong.

Rioting isn't race specific. Try harder.

Give me examples that are in the same situation as this?

#22 Posted by DaJuicyMan (3450 posts) -

American police killing killing people who shouldn't be getting killed as usual. F*** them. RIP Michael.

#23 Edited by lamprey263 (23156 posts) -
@Master_Live said:

There should be a thorough investigation of the shooting and those responsible be brought to justice. And that is that.

Doesn't typically happen when police are involved. They haven't even taken a witness statement yet from the friend who witnessed everything.

#24 Posted by Master_Live (14180 posts) -

@Master_Live said:

There should be a thorough investigation of the shooting and those responsible be brought to justice. And that is that.

Doesn't typically happen when police are involved. They haven't even taken a witness statement yet from the friend who witnessed everything.

What happened to hope and change. This time will be different.

#25 Posted by PurpleLabel (301 posts) -

@Master_Live said:

There should be a thorough investigation of the shooting and those responsible be brought to justice. And that is that.

Doesn't typically happen when police are involved. They haven't even taken a witness statement yet from the friend who witnessed everything.

I like how the youth always seem to view the police as these evil people out to get people, until they need the police themselves, then they're angels.

#27 Edited by thegerg (14858 posts) -

@thegerg said:

@Master_Live said:

@thegerg said:

@Master_Live said:

There should be a thorough investigation of the shooting and those responsible be brought to justice. And that is that.

What if those responsible did nothing wrong? What kind of "justice" should they be brought to?

Street justice.

Haha, I wonder what that entails.

Ha, let your imagination run wild gerg.

No but really, what I meant was that if there were any wrong doing that party should be brought to justice.

I agree.

#28 Posted by comp_atkins (31269 posts) -

There should be a thorough investigation of the shooting and those responsible be brought to justice. And that is that.

"brought to justice" implies wrongdoing. we don't know for sure if there was any wrongdoing

#29 Edited by uninspiredcup (7837 posts) -

Wouldn't be surprised if people on "da streetz" are talking shit about what happened. It's pretty common to hate police officers and tar them whenever possible.

#30 Posted by sSubZerOo (43072 posts) -

This is indeed tragic if the face value of the situation is true.. But WTF is with the rioting and looting, are they fvcking dumbasses? Any national support they had in protest towards the police force was thrown out when these jackasses decided to start looting..

#31 Posted by Solaryellow (463 posts) -

A few things:

1.) The police are out of control and need someone to slap some sense into them. A civilian is treated one way while L.E. another. The excuse about why the name of the police officer involved can not be named is b.s. Civilians don't get that luxury. In my opinion it shows someone involved with the L.E. is swine.

2.) The actions of the blacks were predictable. Although their frustration is warranted, acting like lawless morons is not the answer. It won't help their cause.

3.) I never thought the day would come when I actual root against the police but now I do because we've seen police act lawlessly far too often.

#32 Posted by Treflis (11479 posts) -

Being European my views on the matter are probably somewhat biased regarding the US police force and the riot. For instance the picture above with the police. To me those aren't cops, they look like soldiers about to head out onto a battlefield and "Protect and Serve" is not the message I get from that sight. But again, I'm not used to that sight.

What I will say however is, you really need to sort stuff out over there cause it's not exactly showing the country in any positive light outside of your borders.

#33 Edited by PurpleLabel (301 posts) -

@l34052 said:

Only good cop is a dead one. People need to rise up against them all and fight back, they aint the only ones with guns....

A revolutions is comin, you can only shit on people for so long before somethin gives then its all she wrote.

Good news is you probably won't make it to 30 with that attitude.

#34 Edited by Flubbbs (2968 posts) -

@l34052 said:

Only good cop is a dead one. People need to rise up against them all and fight back, they aint the only ones with guns....

A revolutions is comin, you can only shit on people for so long before somethin gives then its all she wrote.

i hope that happens so idiots like yourself can join the dead idiot in your picture

#35 Posted by CyberLips (1815 posts) -
#36 Edited by KHAndAnime (13436 posts) -
@Solaryellow said:

A few things:

1.) The police are out of control and need someone to slap some sense into them. A civilian is treated one way while L.E. another. The excuse about why the name of the police officer involved can not be named is b.s. Civilians don't get that luxury. In my opinion it shows someone involved with the L.E. is swine.

2.) The actions of the blacks were predictable. Although their frustration is warranted, acting like lawless morons is not the answer. It won't help their cause.

3.) I never thought the day would come when I actual root against the police but now I do because we've seen police act lawlessly far too often.

If a civilian receives death threats, proper measures are taken to make sure that the threats are dealt with. In the officer's situation, this is the best way of dealing with death threats. What's bullshit about death threats? If African American families threatened your life, you would cry like a baby and run to the police, asking them to protect you...

Or are you going to pretend to be an internet bad ass and act like the police have no justification in their decision?

#37 Posted by Aljosa23 (24745 posts) -

@Shottayouth13- said:

@purplelabel said:

I just don't understand why people have to riot and loot. It never seems to ever happen when any other race is involved?

Correct me if i'm wrong.

Yeah. Wrong wrong wrong.

Rioting isn't race specific. Try harder.

Give me examples that are in the same situation as this?

Vancouver riots in 2011 after they lost in the Stanley Cup finals to Boston. Same thing happened in 1994. Heck, just about every derby match in European soccer you'll have rioting and hooliganism. The match with Bastia vs. Marseille last weekend had 40+ cops injured. These are mostly white people, too.

#38 Posted by thebest31406 (3323 posts) -

@Treflis said:

Being European my views on the matter are probably somewhat biased regarding the US police force and the riot. For instance the picture above with the police. To me those aren't cops, they look like soldiers about to head out onto a battlefield and "Protect and Serve" is not the message I get from that sight. But again, I'm not used to that sight.

What I will say however is, you really need to sort stuff out over there cause it's not exactly showing the country in any positive light outside of your borders.

The police have become quite militarized and their para-military raids are quite ubiquitous; about 45,000 SWAT raids every year - that's 124 homes a night.

Another Day, Another 124 Violent SWAT Raids: https://www.aclu.org/blog/criminal-law-reform/another-day-another-124-violent-swat-raids

#39 Posted by seahorse123 (1228 posts) -

@Treflis: The police will eventually become the military, police forces are already buying armoured vehicles on mass and stock piling bullets and are being trained to see the public as the enemy. I saw video of the 'police' on top of armoured vehicles with snipers with red dots pointing at peaceful protesters chests with live ammo, what is this China?

#40 Posted by Stevo_the_gamer (42626 posts) -

If initial police reports are accurate, the shooting -- from the reasonable officer standard -- can be argued as justifiable. Protesting a shooting, no matter how tragic, by destroying local third party businesses and stealing only showcases clear ignorance and a clear lack of respect of authority/others.

#41 Edited by lamprey263 (23156 posts) -

@purplelabel said:

@lamprey263 said:
@Master_Live said:

There should be a thorough investigation of the shooting and those responsible be brought to justice. And that is that.

Doesn't typically happen when police are involved. They haven't even taken a witness statement yet from the friend who witnessed everything.

I like how the youth always seem to view the police as these evil people out to get people, until they need the police themselves, then they're angels.

I'm not saying that all cops are crooked cops, but the ones that are have the benefit of avoiding accountability on every level from their own internal affairs turning a blind eye, to prosecutors refusing to take on cases, from grand juries refusing to indict. "Investigations" do little but sweep the problem under the rug for months or years until they're well out of peoples minds before rendering their predetermined judgment of no wrongdoing.

#42 Posted by RushKing (1764 posts) -

#43 Posted by evildead6789 (7495 posts) -

sad if this was true, but I can't imagine someone shooting another person for no reason, especially when it's a cop

#44 Edited by SaintLeonidas (26041 posts) -

AMERICA! Where (from any report I have read) a young man can be killed for no fucking reason, and the police can retaliate against peaceful protesters with rubber bullets and tear gas! The live stream tonight was sickening. Shameful situation.

#46 Posted by awesome3496 (2159 posts) -

Both sides are handled this the wrong way.

#47 Posted by Xeno_ghost (675 posts) -

If they're gonna protest then protest if they are gonna riot then riot but do it against the police, why vandalise and loot businesses, they are basically using the death of this guy as an excuse to openly steal things.

Say I never hear on the news that a unarmed white guy has been shot it's always a black guy, is it just that it's not big news? Or is it that it just doesn't happen?

#48 Edited by SaintLeonidas (26041 posts) -

My god, how pathetic and incompetent the Ferguson police force is; after "ordering" everyone (including news crews) to stop filming their transgressions they even went as far as to do this (pic below) - after tear gassing peaceful protesters (yes PEACEFUL, the whole event was live streamed), including this Al Jazeera film crew, they went about trying to dismantle and confiscate their equipment as the reports fled the gas:

#49 Edited by SaintLeonidas (26041 posts) -

Apparently, when you are white and protest you can carry guns and aim them at law enforcement officials, and gets your way - as happened at the Bundy Ranch:

But if you are black and protesting peacefully in the streets, unarmed, the guns get pointed at you...followed by tear gas and arrests... (first picture Bundy Ranch, last two from Ferguson...)

#50 Posted by Black_Alpha_G (89 posts) -

Video of peaceful protest being met with teargas and rubber bullets.