For Those Who Do Not Get Black Lives Matter, Kaepernick, etc. Part II: Another Black Man Killed by a Cop THIS WEEK. JESUS!!!

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    Sep 20, 2016 11:23 PM GMT
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    Another unarmed black man gets shot by a police officer and that is immediately overlooked in favor of Brad and Angelina getting a divorce?

    That is what is taking up space in people's minds...

    THAT is what is worth talking about.

    Are you kidding me?

    Shame on you.

    #terencecrutcher
    #blacklivesmatter
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    Sep 20, 2016 11:24 PM GMT
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    All.!!!!! Lives!!!!! MATTER!!!!
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    Sep 20, 2016 11:25 PM GMT
    Profile Owner Replied:

    Man, I have been there...I have done that.

    I misinterpreted...it is not about exclusion it is indeed about inclusion.

    Think of it as black lives matter, too
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    Sep 20, 2016 11:27 PM GMT
    Stephenoabc

    (I'm too new of a FB friend to go off on this guy's friend/relative...)
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    Sep 20, 2016 11:28 PM GMT
    Somebody else (to the guy who said All Lives Matter)

    Not the time or the place, dude.
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    Sep 20, 2016 11:31 PM GMT
    The Guy Who Said All Lives Matter:

    It's really sad what happened, not undermining it, I just think all humans matter. Not one over the other, that's all. You know my heart and just want all to smile and be happy and live.

    Stephenoabc: ("just want all to smile..." )
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    Sep 20, 2016 11:34 PM GMT
    Profile Owner's Cousin:

    What's the point of interjecting that when this is specifically about a Black man who was murdered?
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    Sep 20, 2016 11:36 PM GMT
    Because I saw the hashtag for blm. And we'll, it's my right as an American. Hello. Like I said it's sad when anyone dies by murder. You can dice it up as racism to me. I'm not racist, I never see color. I'm sorry others do. Peace

    (Stephenoabc: By how wide is he going to miss the point and key sub-points to the point?)
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    Sep 20, 2016 11:38 PM GMT
    ...Cousin:

    Where did I ever call you a racist?

    The hashtag for Black Lives Matter was created in direct response to a Black child being killed by a police officer. It is a hashtag specific to Black people being murdered by law enforcement. Terence was a Black man who was murdered by law enforcement.

    Yes, it's your right as an American to say whatever you want. But it's also the privilege as a human being with a frontal lobe to understand empathy and tact.
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    Sep 20, 2016 11:41 PM GMT
    No, this is the cousin, the other person may have been a friend:

    If someone explains with evidence that a disease, such as neuroblastoma, has an extremely high fatality rate for infants compared to other cancers, and therefore needs more support and funding for research, would you say "all cancer matters?"

    If someone points out that each day, 22 veterans in the United States kill themselves as a result of PTSD, and that there needs to be more systematic support for veterans, do you say "all suicides matter" or "all PTSD matters"?

    If someone proves that a species, say, polar bears, are in danger of losing their habitats and becoming extinct, therefore needing more financial and governmental support, would you say "all animals matter?"

    Context matters. No one saying Black Lives Matters is saying ONLY black lives matter. However, since black Americans are being disproportionately executed and imprisoned, it's necessary for people to make the cause visible.
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    Sep 23, 2016 7:36 PM GMT
    And Another Killing

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Video of a deadly encounter between Charlotte police and a black man shows his wife repeatedly telling officers he is not armed and pleading with them not to shoot her husband as they shout at him to drop a gun.

    The video, recorded by Keith Lamont Scott's wife and posted Friday by The New York Times, does not show clearly whether Scott had a gun. Police have said he was armed, but witnesses say he held only a book. The 2 ½-minute video does not show the shooting, though gunshots can be heard.

    Scott's wife tells officers that he has a traumatic brain injury. At one point, she tells her husband to get out of the car so police don't break the windows. She further tells him, "don't do it," but it's not clear exactly what she means.

    As the encounter escalates, she repeatedly tells police, "You better not shoot him."

    After the gunshots, Scott can be seen lying face-down on the ground while his wife says "he better live." She continues recording and asks if an ambulance has been called. The officers stand over Scott. It is not clear if they are checking him for weapons or attempting to give first aid.

    In the footage, Scott's wife states the address and says, "These are the police officers that shot my husband."

    Representatives for the police department and the mayor's office did not immediately return emails from The Associated Press seeking comment.

    The video emerged after a third night of protests over the shooting gave way to quiet streets as a curfew enacted by the city's mayor ended early Friday.

    The largely peaceful Thursday night demonstrations in the city's business district were watched over by rifle-toting members of the National Guard.

    Protesters called on police to release video that could resolve wildly different accounts of the shooting earlier this week. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Friday that there is footage from at least one police body camera and one dashboard camera.

    The family of Scott, 43, was shown the footage Thursday and demanded that police release it to the public. The video recorded by Scott's wife had not been previously released.

    Demonstrators chanted "release the tape" and "we want the tape" Thursday while briefly blocking an intersection near Bank of America headquarters and later climbing the steps to the door of the city government center. Later, several dozen demonstrators walked onto an interstate highway through the city, but they were pushed back by police in riot gear.

    Charlotte is the latest U.S. city to be shaken by protests and recriminations over the death of a black man at the hands of police, a list that includes Baltimore, Milwaukee, Chicago, New York and Ferguson, Missouri. In Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Thursday, prosecutors charged a white officer with manslaughter for killing an unarmed black man on a city street last week.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/charlotte-stays-largely-peaceful-during-3rd-night-protest-062125956.html