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1 1Peter G1  Aug 26, 2014 8:05:52am

Well there is the other reason, that you have yet to see a full examination of all relevant evidence and therefore think it inadvisable to jump to conclusions. Which is absolutely not the same as supporting the police officer’s version. In fact it is a mistake to assert that there is a “police version” as opposed to a version offered by the officer in question. Has the police department adopted the officer’s version as their position on what happened? No. Nor has the prosecutor who is submitting the information to a sitting grand jury for their judgement.

Now as to your tea party question, I think that betrays a lack of knowledge about just exactly who qualifies as a tea partier. I think you are assuming a uniformity of belief that is completely unjustified. Especially when it comes to self identifying ideological positions. I know plenty of people who call themselves progressives who believe all sorts of crazy crap too, like liberal immigration policies are a plot by evil oligarchs to suppress wages. Almost no one calls themselves tea partiers today. Do you think that is because they changed ideological positions? Or they just abandoned the name?

2 Elpmid  Aug 26, 2014 9:14:37am

I don’t support the Ferguson police narrative over others. At this point, I’m not supporting either narrative. We don’t know enough yet. I *have* questioned my own bias throughout this case as I do lean left on most, if not all, issues. When I saw the alleged robbery video, however, the actions of Brown disturbed and angered me. Is that due to racial bias? I don’t know but I have thought about it a lot and feel that if it was a white man who pushed the clerk, my reaction would have been the same. In this respect, I can understand how someone who “isn’t racist” has been swayed to the cop’s side. That being said, I think the truth is somewhere in the middle - I doubt the cop shot Brown without *any* provocation but I also think the cop may have embellished his story to justify the shooting.
Edit: Also, do I think Brown deserved to be shot as a result of the alleged robbery? Absolutely not.

3 EPR-radar  Aug 27, 2014 1:12:09pm

re: #1 1Peter G1

… I know plenty of people who call themselves progressives who believe all sorts of crazy crap too, like liberal immigration policies are a plot by evil oligarchs to suppress wages. …

Why else would the Chamber of Commerce types, especially on the GOP side of things, push for liberalized immigration policies?

There is no plot simply because it’s all out in the open. Capital and business in general are always working to drive down wages.


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