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How Response to Alton Sterling Shooting Is Different --and Maybe the Same


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- 923 days ago - csmonitor.com
A day after a black man was fatally shot by police outside a convenience story in Baton Rouge, the governor of Louisiana called on the Justice Department to investigate.



   

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steve F (23)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 5:28 am
The government in LA is VERY corrupt. It's good to see the investigation go to the feds.
 

Dawnie W (250)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 8:29 am
So sad, another shooting, this time by the law!
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❤️ Thanking you kindly for sharing this information❤️
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Dawnie W (250)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 8:34 am
I feel very sorry for this mans family, how horrible this all was, for this poor mans young son. They had him on the ground why shoot him. I cannot understand the love affair a lot of humans have with guns these days when there is no need because the majority are not hunters and gathers except at a super market in suburbia.
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❤️ Thanking you kindly for sharing this information❤️
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Animae C (508)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 8:49 am
Justice for Alton Sterling!

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/678/897/776/justice-for-alton-sterling/

10,605 SUPPORTERS

Thanx Cal
 

Lois Jordan (63)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 5:27 pm
Noted. Thanks, Cal.
Petition signed.
 

Gustavo C (101)
Thursday July 7, 2016, 6:42 pm
As I live in a country where the existence of racism is immense, although the black population is much higher than white, but the hypocrisy until recently denied this fact - even TV stars and the wife of a consul of an African country they have been the victims of this crime - I prefer to be silent with respect to the shameful racism existing in the United States.
the petition - Gustavo,
you took action on July 06, 2016
 

Arild Gone for now (174)
Friday July 8, 2016, 4:12 am
Shooting police in Dallas is not the answer.
 

Marianne R (95)
Friday July 8, 2016, 7:50 am
Thank you Cal
 

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Friday July 8, 2016, 8:29 am
Noted, Petition previously signed. Thank You
 

Ingrid A (524)
Friday July 8, 2016, 9:59 am
Noted, Petiton signed too.
 

Jamie Clemons (282)
Friday July 8, 2016, 10:24 am
Sterling was selling illegal bootleg videos and was a sex offender and domestic abuser who was carrying an illegal gun. He also had a history of resisting arrest and carrying an illegal weapon. Maybe they could have taken him down without shooting him, Its hard to say if he was reaching for a weapon or not.
 

Colleen L (3)
Friday July 8, 2016, 1:37 pm
I've signed petitions. Sick of hearing the news each and every day of people being shoot. What part of not using guns don't they understand??? Using guns are not the answer. Thanks Cal
 

Birgit W (160)
Friday July 8, 2016, 2:26 pm
Thanks Cal.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday July 8, 2016, 7:30 pm
Now, the truth of how these three shooting series of events began is here. Sterling, sex offender, physical abuser of women with a long history of packing an unregistered gun, resisting arrest and other immoralities and illegalities---certainly would make the police suspect him of reaching for a weapon when he was shot---and by the way, he was selling unlawful underground videos.

I am not demeaning, belittling the fact that American racism, including among those in police enforcement, is unjust, immoral, illegal, cruel, abusive and often fatal. Obviously, reform of law enforcement training and reform all through the governmental system and machinery needs emergency action.

This has an ugly history and with incitement on the part of the media--who is owned by the 1% of elitist rightwing extremists who control the entire planet--will be sensationalized past the horrific injustice that it is.
For so many reasons, the 1% want to create incitement to riot, fight among ourselves--create intolerance for any and all differences--create mob mentality.

Because, if we're busy fighting each other, we can't unite. If we can't unite, we can't revolt and remove them, our corruptors, from government and other places of power. Also, it creates a good excuse for police, National Guard, privatized militia and other special forces to arrest and murder, in large numbers, many of the middleclass on down. This is the 1%'s bidding--and it is the 1% who are "We The People's" true enemy. Perhaps many of our police and military are discovering that they are their enemy also.

Armed with this knowledge, we need to not fall prey to being mesmerized by the media. We need to not be incited into more hate, violence, separatism, intolerance. Do what the 1% do not want you to do. Try to heal this situation, in your own private ways, peacefully.

Also, they don't want you paying attention to other very critical matters taking place at this time. So, look around and notice that the FBI and Clinton are being given the gift of a huge distraction and masking. Also, notice all of the laws removing civil, human and women's rights are being swiftly passed, especially at the level of federal government. Also, notice the peaking of many out-of-control natural and manmade cataclysms. Also, notice where war is waging and where it is most likely to begin--and why--and that there's an escalation in actions taking place while we're diverted.

The 1%'s main motive will piece this together, like a quilt. In 1997, they announced at a UN General Assembly meeting, that by 2025-2050, they'd require at least 95% of Earth's population to be removed, or Earth wouldn't survive. They are the self-designated "Chosen Few" who need what's left of resources, besides what they've been storing--and they need the space you're in. So, the "cleansing" has been escalated, as Earth is peaking sooner than expected. The middleclass on down, with rare exception, is targeted.

That should make clear why these three shootings, plus Orlando's shooting, are meant to incite violence and a distraction all at once. They involve bad feelings among the gay, black, police and peaceful protestors. They also create an excuse to go door to door collecting all firearms, not just military weapons and doing more extensive background checks. They create an excuse for the president to declare either a police state or "Marshall Law". That would even freeze the political election out--and Obama would remain as prez. Sounds like a surreal script for a futuristic movie. It is our unfortunate reality.

PS--Unless you vote Green, (if Bernie's out), you're asking for what my ancestor, John Adams warned about in the mid 1770's. He said that if "We The People" allowed the oppression, suppression of the deceivers, destroyers, manipulators in power, then they would come down upon them with such rapid force that it would be too late to resist. His words still ring true. Just be sure you aim your intolerant revolution upon the true enemies---the 1% and those who they have installed into our government and other places of power. Don't allow yourselves to be incited into warring among yourselves. Return true democracy, freedoms, rights, all that The Constitution legally promises citizens. Then, as one, heal the planet and all living.

 

Lenore K (0)
Sunday July 10, 2016, 1:12 pm
tty
 

Janet B (0)
Sunday July 10, 2016, 2:27 pm
Thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday July 10, 2016, 7:44 pm
Thanks,

Excellent comment by Janice.

Distractions and more distractions away from the 1%......

 

Jolene Pope (7)
Monday July 11, 2016, 10:13 pm
Good comments Janice B, except for remarks on Hillary Clinton check out what she's done as First Lady and as Senator. Their is no basis for thinking she's going to work just for the 1%. She has a good progressive voting record except for initial vote for Iraq war. The idea that she is bought and paid for by the 1% a comment Bernie Sanders repeated over and over again with no facts to back it up. I'm sure in her Senate campaign she had corporate donors. While Hillary Clinton does say things sometimes that are not true. Bernie has a higher rate of untruths backed up by Politifact fact check.. Donald Trumps untruths are even higher.

While people believe there was a sinister reason for the server the guy who wrote a book on her has stated he believes the reason was trying to avoid a Republican witch hunt over nothing as she has been dealing with for 24 years. However She did believe all her emails were captured as did Colon Powell because they emailed peoples State Dept accounts. He also deleted his emails. Until the system changes by legislation you accept the donations or you lose the election. She supports ending Citizens United. Voting for the Green Party candidate will give the Election to Trump.

. For people who think she is solely responsible for Libya and is a neocon if she is a neocon why did she work on and support the deal with Iran to avoid war. The writer who is writing or has written a book on her states that she was not a person President Obama relied on to make his decisions she was on the outside so intervention in Libya cannot be blamed solely on her as only the President can commit Military forces for air strikes or for rescue.. FBI director Comey's blistering public scolding of her changed considerably when questioned before Congress. He was more kind and even sometimes defensive of her. FBI director Comey is a Republican appointed by a Republican. Republicans engineered this whole investigation to take her down to win the election. His comments before congress went along with earlier reports that some of the unmarked classified documents were already leaked and were public and they probably did not know they were classified.

if we want Love to Trump hate then we need to make sure he does not win. While everyone's entitled to their own opinion we should not be spreading incorrect facts. The Republicans manipulation of this whole matter, their motives and what Trump did with Trump University is far worse. Until we can get out from under the Shadow government even Bernie Sanders would not have been able to do anything the Shadow Government does not want.
 

Jolene Pope (7)
Monday July 11, 2016, 10:32 pm
Police did say publicly he was reaching for his gun, which of course they would say because once they say that a conviction of a Police officer is highly unlikely. Hopefully the store video tape was not tampered with and shows what really happened. Sorry that my earlier post was all about politics, but over the past few days have read many comments blaming Hillary Clinton and stating incorrect facts. A Trump Presidency would mean more hate.. It would not solve this problem it would make matters worse. The one thing that defeats them is people letting them know that public opinion is overwhelmingly against them.
 

Jonathan Harper (0)
Thursday July 14, 2016, 12:22 am
Noted
 

Jamie Clemons (282)
Thursday July 14, 2016, 9:24 am
He was carrying an illegal gun he must have waved it around for someone to know that he had it. He could very well have been trying to reach for it. He had a history of wrestling with the police officers he was selling illegal bootleg CD's and had a record of being a sex offender and a domestic abuser. Yet all people can see is his color. Because he is black it must have been racism and because he is black it must have been murder. Unlike the other guy that was shot in his car who seemed to be an upright citizen.
 
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