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Old July 11th, 2016, 04:08 PM   #1
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Dallas Police Showered with Kindness

If Dallas can do it.....DTT can do it. Stop the nastiness. Stop the blame game.
Try some kindness. Think before you post.

To say that Black lives matter is not to say that other lives do not; indeed, it is quite the reverse—it is to recognize that all lives do matter, and to acknowledge that some among us are often targeted unfairly and that our society is not yet so advanced as to have become truly color blind.

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If Dallas can do it.....DTT can do it. Stop the nastiness. Stop the blame game.
Try some kindness. Think before you post.

To say that Black lives matter is not to say that other lives do not; indeed, it is quite the reverse—it is to recognize that all lives do matter, and to acknowledge that some among us are often targeted unfairly and that our society is not yet so advanced as to have become truly color blind.

Dallas shooting: Residents shower police with acts of kindness - CNN.com
Yes they have been showered with kindness Clara.

At the expense of Alton Sterling, and Philando Castiles expense.

Forgive me, but my thoughts and sympathies are with their families on an equal measure, if not more so.

The only thing that still sticks in my mind is Alton Sterlings 15 year old son crying on national television, and how he must feel looking at all of this kindness showered on the police after losing his father to police killing him over and over again in the media.

If he doesn't quite feel that same empathy towards those police in Dallas right now, I can't fault him one bit.

I wonder how many people from Dallas have reached out to him with any kindness.
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Yes they have been showered with kindness Clara.

At the expense of Alton Sterling, and Philando Castiles expense.

Forgive me, but my thoughts and sympathies are with their families on an equal measure, if not more so.

The only thing that still sticks in my mind is Alton Sterlings 15 year old son crying on national television, and how he must feel looking at all of this kindness showered on the police after losing his father to police killing him over and over again in the media.

If he doesn't quite feel that same empathy towards those police in Dallas right now, I can't fault him one bit.

I wonder how many people from Dallas have reached out to him with any kindness.
The Dallas PD has made extraordinary steps towards reform.

They were there at the BLM demonstration, but they were there in a soft presence, no riot gear, no body armor, soft presence. They were taking selfies with the demonstrators when the shooting started.

There are over 18,000 police departments in the US, and some are problematic, and some are exemplary, and making blanket statements about "the police" doesn't help the process.
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The Dallas PD has made extraordinary steps towards reform.

They were there at the BLM demonstration, but they were there in a soft presence, no riot gear, no body armor, soft presence. They were taking selfies with the demonstrators when the shooting started.

There are over 18,000 police departments in the US, and some are problematic, and some are exemplary, and making blanket statements about "the police" doesn't help the process.
My reply was specifically aimed, and not a blanket statement.

To Alton Sterlings son however, I'm sure he holds a very different view.

In his eyes his father was killed by "the police", no matter how anyone on this board feels about it.

I would also add that 15 year old boy not having the same amount of kindness being showered on him, and being made to feel ignored by the rest of the world, doesn't help the process either.

But I digress. There is now at least one more generation, starting with his, that is going to come of age not trusting the police, and having nothing but fear and loathing of them.

Hope all of those police having kindness showered on them keep that in mind.
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If Dallas can do it.....DTT can do it. Stop the nastiness. Stop the blame game.
Try some kindness. Think before you post.

To say that Black lives matter is not to say that other lives do not; indeed, it is quite the reverse—it is to recognize that all lives do matter, and to acknowledge that some among us are often targeted unfairly and that our society is not yet so advanced as to have become truly color blind.

Dallas shooting: Residents shower police with acts of kindness - CNN.com
Yeah, I'm still on prednisone, though I'm weaning off, but that outpouring of love and respect brought tears to my eyes.
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If Dallas can do it.....DTT can do it. Stop the nastiness. Stop the blame game.
Try some kindness. Think before you post.

To say that Black lives matter is not to say that other lives do not; indeed, it is quite the reverse—it is to recognize that all lives do matter, and to acknowledge that some among us are often targeted unfairly and that our society is not yet so advanced as to have become truly color blind.

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It was a nice try, Clara....
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The Dallas PD has made extraordinary steps towards reform.

They were there at the BLM demonstration, but they were there in a soft presence, no riot gear, no body armor, soft presence. They were taking selfies with the demonstrators when the shooting started.

There are over 18,000 police departments in the US, and some are problematic, and some are exemplary, and making blanket statements about "the police" doesn't help the process.

Skews, I understand what you are saying and I think many feel the same way, but from what I've read the Sterling family has a huge support system. They HAVE been showered with love and support. A fund has been set up to help the family and children. No one is making light of their loss. It's tragic. The same goes for Philado Castile's family. There have been marches and vigils. Churches are involved. Grief groups.
Here's the point. What we do not want is more killing. The family does not want more killing. And if we learn NOTHING from this tragedy we WILL have more killing--retribution which encourages more loss of life. It needs to stop.
Let justice take it's course.
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If Dallas can do it.....DTT can do it. Stop the nastiness. Stop the blame game.
Try some kindness. Think before you post.

To say that Black lives matter is not to say that other lives do not; indeed, it is quite the reverse—it is to recognize that all lives do matter, and to acknowledge that some among us are often targeted unfairly and that our society is not yet so advanced as to have become truly color blind.

Dallas shooting: Residents shower police with acts of kindness - CNN.com
Black lives killed by cops so far this year 150.Whites killed by cops 400.Blacks are13% of the American population but are responsible for 75% of murders.It should be the white people protesting why are black people so violent.
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Skews, I understand what you are saying and I think many feel the same way, but from what I've read the Sterling family has a huge support system. They HAVE been showered with love and support. A fund has been set up to help the family and children. No one is making light of their loss. It's tragic. The same goes for Philado Castile's family. There have been marches and vigils. Churches are involved. Grief groups.
Here's the point. What we do not want is more killing. The family does not want more killing. And if we learn NOTHING from this tragedy we WILL have more killing--retribution which encourages more loss of life. It needs to stop.
Let justice take it's course.
3 officers were killed in St. Joeseph Michigan yesterday.

Not a word about it so far on this board.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and speculate because BLM, or black protesters aren't involved, those officers lives aren't as important as the ones killed in Dallas. The sheriff in St. Joeseph ought to truck in a few BLM protesters to draw some attention to those officers deaths.

It's amazing what draws our collective attention to certain stories, more than others isn't it?

My condolences to the families of the slain officers in Michigan.
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3 officers were killed in St. Joeseph Michigan yesterday.

Not a word about it so far on this board.

I'm going to go out on a limb here and speculate because BLM, or black protesters aren't involved, those officers lives aren't as important as the ones killed in Dallas. The sheriff in St. Joeseph ought to truck in a few BLM protesters to draw some attention to those officers deaths.

It's amazing what draws our collective attention to certain stories, more than others isn't it?

My condolences to the families of the slain officers in Michigan.
Now, now, you know as well as I do that in the oh-so limited minds of the RW NO news story is worthwhile or important unless it can be used to bash a minority (preferably black), President Obama, Hillary Clinton or pretty much any Democrat or Liberal anywhere in the world.
It's just that simple.
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