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The inquiry team noted fears among council staff of being labelled "racist" if they focused on victims' descriptions of the majority of abusers as "Asian" men.
Ya, the police fucked up. Oops. So what. Sorry about your bad luck, I guess.
But there has been a much more subtle, harder-to-compensate-for difference in the way each network answers the fundamental question: What are the demonstrations in Ferguson all about?
On Fox, the answer to that question is very simple. Demonstrators in Ferguson are reacting angrily to a single, one-of-a-kind event: White police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old, Michael Brown. That restricted context drives the rest of their narrative.
Slate‘s Jamelle Bouie did what Fox reporters (or most individual whites) hardly ever do: ask the black community what they’re concerned about and listen to their answers.QuoteTalk to anyone in Ferguson and you’ll hear a story about the police. … Everyone—or at least, every black person—can recall an incident. Everyone can attest to friends and relatives who have been harassed, assaulted, or worse by the police.
The right story begins here: A majority-black community feels abused by its almost entirely white police force.  And complaining to the white-dominated local government does no good. (As a report from Arch City Defenders spells out, the town of Ferguson gets significant revenue from assessing fines against poor people.)
If you start there, the narrative takes a completely different path. When a policeman shot Michael Brown six times on a city street in broad daylight in front of witnesses, the Ferguson community was not shocked (the way I would be if one of my white friends were gunned down by police in my majority-white town). Quite the opposite, this was the kind of incident they found all too believable, given the police behavior they see all the time.
So the reaction we’ve been seeing on the streets isn’t “OMG! How can something like this happen?”, it’s “This shit has to stop.”
Every day I could be OK with. But it's every second or third day, with a late shift thrown in randomly between the two somewhere. Consistent sleep schedule ruined.
Yeah, I quit a job once because of that. I was on the 3-11:30 PM shift, and every Saturday the boss wanted all 3 shifts in at 6 AM to do preventative maintenance. 1st shift was on their regular schedule, 3rd shift just had to stay over, 2nd shift took it in the ass. It effectively ruined my weekend, every weekend.
I have a date with a gay conservative. These days I don't really mind provided he can A) talk about other things B) be willing to concede a valid point and C) not be a teabagger.
This should be interesting. Though, I tell you, I would rather spend time with a reasonable person with questionable politics than an idiot who agrees with liberal talking point but doesn't know fuck about shit.
That's a problem with hardcore leftists, IMO. They rest assured in the benevolence of their well worn views. They rest and rest and don't actually want to talk about the bad things and how their elected officials carry them out.
Buuhhhh, we're the good guys hurrrrr.
I think it's the perfect subject for them...It has the whole package.
How quickly did Godwin kick in? 3rd post?