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Fri Aug 15, 2014, 11:07 PM

Similar to the Trayvon Martin case the victim Michael Brown

Is being put on trial by the media I just can't stand this!
Heartbreaking

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Reply Similar to the Trayvon Martin case the victim Michael Brown (Original post)
ALBliberal Aug 2014 OP
DonCoquixote Aug 2014 #1
ALBliberal Aug 2014 #2
JEB Aug 2014 #3
ALBliberal Aug 2014 #4
loyalsister Aug 2014 #5
ALBliberal Aug 2014 #6
loyalsister Aug 2014 #7
ALBliberal Aug 2014 #8

Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Fri Aug 15, 2014, 11:44 PM

1. big difference

Trayvon did nothign at the convenience store but buy Skittles. However, even if Michael stole a whole box of cigars, he did not deserve to get shot over them.

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Response to DonCoquixote (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 12:05 AM

2. true

I posted that before I knew of the shoplifting ... still similar ...victims being put on trial most unfairly

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 12:10 AM

3. Somehow ehough of the public

 

buys this besmirching of the victim that the KILLING becomes acceptable.

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Response to JEB (Reply #3)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 12:56 AM

4. yes completely agree

The victim is portrayed as "lesser than" and therefore killing justified its outrageous

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Response to ALBliberal (Original post)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 02:01 AM

5. It started right away

when they published a photo of him supposedly flashing a "gang sign."

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/15/the-ugly-smearing-of-michael-brown.html

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Response to loyalsister (Reply #5)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 02:35 AM

6. true

And now the media is piling on making it seem shoplifting is worthy of execution. Its unbelievable the way they frame the debate to disparage the victim. Quite cruel with no regard for the family either.

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Response to ALBliberal (Reply #6)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 03:53 AM

7. For sure

A young black man lives a life as a suspect then is further maligned when he is a victim. One of the things that bothers me most is thinking about families. My heart hurts particularly for parents who have black sons.

I still can't get over the contrast between how young white men with guns who actually have killed are treated in contrast to black men suspected of some kind of minor crime.

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Response to loyalsister (Reply #7)

Sat Aug 16, 2014, 05:20 AM

8. so much disparity growing up in Amerca "The Land of Freedom"

But not really, not for all. It makes me sad and ashamed.

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