Michael Brown ... a fantasy ...

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Re: Michael Brown ... a fantasy ...

#1561 Post by Anthropoid » Wed Aug 14, 2019 9:56 am

Gump wrote:I can always count on you for a balanced opinion... does threatening to nuke China if they don't comply with our demands part of that humanist virtue ? You are like a ticking bomb chum.... seek help...
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Re: Michael Brown ... a fantasy ...

#1562 Post by chijohnaok » Thu Aug 15, 2019 10:22 am

https://www.politifact.com/truth-o-mete ... emocratic/


After these tweets came out, PolitiFact heard from numerous readers who asked us to check whether Harris and Warren were correct in calling Brown’s death a "murder."

There is no question that Wilson killed Brown, and there’s strong evidence that it was not accidental. 

In discussing the case with legal experts, however, we found broad consensus that "murder" was the wrong word to use — a legal point likely familiar to Harris, a longtime prosecutor, and Warren, a law professor. 

In fact, two other Democratic senators with law degrees now running for president — Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand — more accurately referred to it as a killing.
That said, experts who have studied police-related deaths and race relations said that focusing too much on the linguistics in controversial cases comes with its own set of problems.

"I don’t know if the legalistic distinction intensifies the anger, but it does feel like an attempt to shift the debate from a discussion about the killing of black and brown people by police," said Jean Brown, who teaches communications at Texas Christian University and specializes in media representations of African Americans. "This is unfortunate, because rather than discussing the need for de-escalation tactics and relations between police and communities of color, this has become a conversation about legal terms. Quite frankly, it’s a distraction that doesn’t help the discussion."

Because the significance of Harris’ and Warrens’ use of the word is open to some dispute, we won’t be rating their tweets on the Truth-O-Meter.
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Re: Michael Brown ... a fantasy ...

#1563 Post by jwilkerson » Thu Aug 15, 2019 11:22 am

I think they "recused" themselves !! :D

Or maybe voted "present" ...
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