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Excellent story on Darren Wilson

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Alma, Aug 3, 2015.

  1. Alma

    Alma Well-Known Member

    There's no small bit of empathy here from the New Yorker.

    That said, Wilson comes off as having such a low emotional intelligence - perhaps for some decent reasons - that his understanding of the world around him seems...mediocre on a good day.
     
  2. tapintoamerica

    tapintoamerica Well-Known Member

    The story seems to gloss over the fact that the guy is speaking in dog-whistle the entire time about "cultures" and "home environments" and other right-wing code for more nefarious terms.
     
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

  4. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Thought that it was a very well written article. As Alma wrote, Wilson comes across as fairly detached, but not a overt racist or bad person. The systemic issues surrounding policing in that area are pretty damning.
     
  5. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Who is that?

    How do you keep up with all these people?
     
  6. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Deray has become the most famous "professional protestor" since Ferguson.

    He's a prolific tweeter. He's everywhere now, and he's one of the top spokespersons of the Black Lives Matter movement.
     
  7. BadgerBeer

    BadgerBeer Active Member

    I chuckled when I read that he is married to a fellow cop. In my area we joke about the "Police Orgies" that must go on as they are all fucking each other left and right. Another reason I don't trust a bunch of those creeps. I am related by marriage to a scumbag cop and he and his wife ( a cop) were both married , she was pregnant, when they started to screw around. They both left their spouses and basically ignore the 2 kids from her first marriage. I feel terrible for those kids. Bad people all around. But I guess I should respect them because they are cops.
     
  8. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    It was the first time that Wilson had used his gun in the line of duty.
     
  9. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    How is that different than any profession?
     
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    At 12:05 P.M., an ambulance—carrying the infant Wilson had assisted—came across the scene, and a paramedic pronounced Brown dead.
     
  11. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Fixed.
     
  12. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    That's one I had in mind.
     
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