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    Another backlash from the Obama era......

    Hundreds of people rallied in New York City on Thursday evening to call for justice for Saheed Vassell, an unarmed black man who was shot by police the day before.

    Activists gathered in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, where New York City police shot at the 34-year-old father 10 times and killed him on Wednesday.
    Police were responding to reports of a man wielding a gun, but later determined that the object Vassell had allegedly pointed at them was “a pipe with some sort of knob on the end of it.”
    Standing on the corner where her son, who had bipolar disorder, had been killed the day before, Vassell’s mother, Lorna, gave an emotional address to the crowd.
    “He did not deserve [for] a piece of iron in his hand for a cop to kill him,” she said, adding that her son came from a good family and was well loved by all who knew him. “It’s unjustified, and I want justice. They murdered my son, and I want justice for him.”
    She also questioned why police didn’t simply shoot her son in his leg ― echoing the grandmother of Stephon Clark, another unarmed black man shot by police last month in Sacramento, California. Protests over Clark’s death have not stopped.
    At the rally for Vassell, Women’s March leader and activist Linda Sarsour, who is from Brooklyn, called for the officers who shot Vassell to go to jail.
    Another unidentified speaker at the rally demanded an investigation into the killing.
    “They’re shooting us like birds, and it needs to stop,” he said. “People have to be held responsible for this. We need to check these police officers and lock them up.”
    On Thursday, the office of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said it was opening an investigation into Vassell’s death.
    Mourners at the rally in Brooklyn chanted the now-familiar slogans against the repeated police killings of black people.
    “No justice, no peace,” activists cried out. “Say his name!”
    “Saheed!” the crowd yelled back.
    A growing crowd of protesters then took to the streets of Brooklyn, marching to the 71st Police Precinct blocks away.

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    Black or White, doesn't matter. If you point something at cops, especially at night, you are broadcasting your stupidity. Radical Blacks could help each other a lot better if they quit shifting the blame onto cops. All races need to face reality and stop finger pointing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by bugeater68 View Post
    Black or White, doesn't matter. If you point something at cops, especially at night, you are broadcasting your stupidity. Radical Blacks could help each other a lot better if they quit shifting the blame onto cops. All races need to face reality and stop finger pointing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by bugeater68 View Post
    Black or White, doesn't matter. If you point something at cops, especially at night, you are broadcasting your stupidity. Radical Blacks could help each other a lot better if they quit shifting the blame onto cops. All races need to face reality and stop finger pointing.
    again, I couldn't agree more...


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    Bugeater finally got one right...


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    Hand in there buggs........a black man with common sense is usually lonesome.


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    bugs, are you trying to act like a REAL Marine? Keep up the good work.


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    Cops everywhere today are walking around with big targets on their backs. Too many are ambused and even murdered sitting inside their squad cars. Then, people have the nerve to ask why they're so likely to shoot first and ask questions later (wouldn't they if in the same situation and only seconds to react?). Cops are taught to "shoot to stop the threat" and not "shoot to wound". Could not pay me enough to be a cop on our streets today - not worth the risk.


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    True...a Cop has all my respect. If they ask me to do something....I'm sure as hell going to comply. I ain't going to be shot for being stupid......


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    But, but, but Roy Rodgers does it every Saturday morning... just WATCH his show and you'll see.... those cops should have shot that poor boy in the leg or in the hand, boo hoo.... I am so tired of hearing this kind of crap I could puke.... this guy might have been a "good boy" and then again, maybe not... one thing for sure is that he was NOT one of the brighter bulbs on the tree, or he was committing "suicide by cop" which is also a possibility.... as for all of these idiotic protesters, I think the cops should give them exactly what they want, EVERY COP in NYC should go on leave for 30 days AT THE SAME TIME... let these fools experience 30 days without a single cop to "fix" their problems and we'll see how long the protesting continues.....


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    William.....New York without Cops, would be so peaceful, pure, and righteous. Everyone would be wanting to move there. Like Heaven on Earth.


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    yeah, RIIIIIIGGGGGGGHHTT


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mongoose View Post
    William.....New York without Cops, would be so peaceful, pure, and righteous. Everyone would be wanting to move there. Like Heaven on Earth.
    great, at least we'll know where the scum of the earth will be concentrated at... then we build a wall around it and turn it into a worlds largest prison, like in the movie Escape from NY.


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