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All Lives Matter
#81
RE: All Lives Matter
It's all about equality I'm sure...

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/05/30/...day-party/
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#82
RE: All Lives Matter
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#83
RE: All Lives Matter
(June 22, 2017 at 4:59 pm)Court Jester Wrote: It's all about equality I'm sure...

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2017/05/30/...day-party/

That is not the same topic as the OP.
The phrase "Black Lives Matter" came about as a result of the shooting of black people. That's why replying with "All lives matter" is off the mark as I explained.

The group "Black lives Matter" is an entirely different discussion. The problem is that it is decentralized. There is no single entity with a single mission statement. So anyone can use the name to push whatever view they want.
You're falling into the trap of finding the worst of what some people have to say and attributing that to the entire group. Liberals and conservatives do this to each other all the time and you can see how well this is working out for the USA.
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#84
RE: All Lives Matter
Yep, it's like screencapping a comments section on a Breitbart article and saying "Compassionate Conservatives, amirite?"
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#85
RE: All Lives Matter
That's as compassionate as they get nowadays. That's the new normal. Thanks Obama!  Wink
I am the Infantry. I am my country’s strength in war, her deterrent in peace. I am the heart of the fight… wherever, whenever. I carry America’s faith and honor against her enemies. I am the Queen of Battle. I am what my country expects me to be, the best trained Soldier in the world. In the race for victory, I am swift, determined, and courageous, armed with a fierce will to win. Never will I fail my country’s trust. Always I fight on…through the foe, to the objective, to triumph overall. If necessary, I will fight to my death. By my steadfast courage, I have won more than 200 years of freedom. I yield not to weakness, to hunger, to cowardice, to fatigue, to superior odds, For I am mentally tough, physically strong, and morally straight. I forsake not, my country, my mission, my comrades, my sacred duty. I am relentless. I am always there, now and forever. I AM THE INFANTRY! FOLLOW ME!
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#86
RE: All Lives Matter
(June 22, 2017 at 1:17 am)Jesster Wrote: Or maybe you're just reading into it too much.

Black Lives Matter activists have explained in full detail what they mean by this. They just might have some clues for you. Making up your own narrative about this might make an interesting fantasy, though.

Maybe you're not reading into it enough.

Black Lives Matter activists also say things like "pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon."

https://youtu.be/yJSeeyqL_Fc?t=20s

Black Lives Matter also inspires people to do things like shoot white people, especially white officers: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2016_shoot...e_officers. Micah Xavier Johnson said he wanted to kill white people (especially white officers) and supported the Black Lives Matter movement.

I'm more interested in what the movement looks like and how it acts, not what a few Black Lives Matter PR guys say. And it looks like a racist and hate-filled movement that's based on ignorance.

The phrase Black Lives Matter seems to suggest that a good number of people do not think black lives matter (a good enough number that the movement is necessary). It also seems to suggest, in the context of the advent of the movement, that an inordinate amount of black people are murdered by police. False and false.
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#87
RE: All Lives Matter
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post...es-but-no/

"White people make up roughly 62 percent of the U.S. population but only about 49 percent of those who are killed by police officers. African Americans, however, account for 24 percent of those fatally shot and killed by the police despite being just 13 percent of the U.S. population. As The Post noted in a new analysis published last week, that means black Americans are 2.5 times as likely as white Americans to be shot and killed by police officers."
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#88
RE: All Lives Matter
(June 28, 2017 at 6:31 pm)Tiberius Wrote: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post...es-but-no/

"White people make up roughly 62 percent of the U.S. population but only about 49 percent of those who are killed by police officers. African Americans, however, account for 24 percent of those fatally shot and killed by the police despite being just 13 percent of the U.S. population. As The Post noted in a new analysis published last week, that means black Americans are 2.5 times as likely as white Americans to be shot and killed by police officers."


First, the Washington Post is a bad source.
 
Second, it doesn't necessarily follow that because police officers disproportionately kill black people compared to let's say asian people, that there is a race element in the sense that there is systemic racism against black people. The reason more blacks are shot by police may be because black people disproportinately commit more crime; and if they commit more crime, then they have disproportinately more interactions with police officers. That in itself would increase the number of black deaths from police due to just accidents. However, not only are there disproportinately more interactions between blacks and police, these are negative interactions because they involve crime.
 
Third, there was an interesting study done by the Crime Prevention Research Center which demonstrated that black officers were more likely to shoot black suspects than white officers. How do you explain that?

Fourth, the question of whether or not these killings are justified or not also needs to be addressed. If a police officer kills a black person, it doesn't necessarily follow that the killing wasn't justified. The police officer might have been protecting him or herself or another person.
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#89
RE: All Lives Matter
Why is the Washington Post a bad source?
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#90
RE: All Lives Matter
Here's a few other sources:

http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2016/07/d...acial-bias

Also your Crime Prevention Research Center study was not conclusive and admitted there were flaws: http://www.snopes.com/black-police-offic...ck-people/
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