Excuse me there's politics in my funny
@OfMiceAndHorizons, not just politics but racial tension, I demand a refund Stuckpixels
@OfMiceAndHorizons, this is unacceptable! I want to speak to a manager.
@OfMiceAndHorizons, hey quick question. Is your name a combination of bring me the horizon and of mice and men? Becuase thats AWESOME!!
@anddontcallmeshirly, yes, yes it is
I don't know what this is implying but I know someone won't like it and voice their opinion in the comments.
@Brave Sir Robin, I think the reference is the recent events in Ferguson county, Missouri where issues of racial equality are causing riots.
@DefinitelyNotARaptor, oh, I live in saint Louis so I should have realized.
@Brave Sir Robin, Prepare for the incoming sh!tstorm.
@Brave Sir Robin, I would assume racism
@Brave Sir Robin, uh oh...are you a Cardinals fan???
@Brave Sir Robin, it's a joke about america, I fully expect the picture, just like this comment, will get slammed by Americans who can't take a joke
@TheKnightsWhoSayNi, yes... Does that mean we can't be friends anymore? :(
@Brave Sir Robin, haha I dunnooooo....it's hard to be a Brewers fan and have a cardinals friend. :P
@TheKnightsWhoSayNi, it's hard to be a Brewers fan period.
@Brave Sir Robin, especially after our depressing collapse in the second half this year. Ugh that was tough to watch.
@TheKnightsWhoSayNi, as was our loss to the most boring team in the league when we could have had an all Missouri World Series. I hate the Giants now because they beat us and then they'd beat the underdogs from my state and did it in such a boring way.
@Brave Sir Robin, yeah I really wanted KC to win the World Series. They deserved it. I honestly couldn't watch the NLCS. It was like the NL Yankees vs the NL Yankees x2. Don't deny it. The cards and giants are as bad as the yanks. Cards for sure.
@TheKnightsWhoSayNi, c'mon the cardinals are a little better than the Yankees and giants! At least they are fun to watch. The fans may be a little over the top.
You mean I can move to somewhere without "Sixteen and Pregnant" and where we don't have 40% of kids being born out of wedlock? Sounds great to me!
This entire picture is insulting to the people who have spent their lives working for civil rights.
There is absolutely no way to compare today to 1950 and doing so is like telling all the people who worked so hard getting the laws on the books and getting things changed "hey you know all those things you've worked for and done for decades? They mean nothing".
That's all I wanted to say.
Shots fired (too soon?)
@DumbledoreStyle, *Glances at above debate* Probably.
Did the world finally go full retard?..if anyone looking at facts..a cops cop is to enforce the law he did not right the law he just has to follow it. Then as civilians we are also responsible for up holding the law. If you break the law then cops are there to stop you.. their is procedure. Color means nothing. Everyone is seeing it that way because they want to. All i see is a cop and a civilian. Take responsibility and stop pointing fingers the facts clearly show who is at fault and it is a shame, it did not have to go the way it did..everyone crys racism..know one in this generation knows about real racism. We are all one race...Human.. destruction does not bring chamge. All i see is how things are moving backwards thank you.
Not sure if it's being covered over in America but there's even protests in the UK about it. I'm still not 100% on the truth of what happened because media coverage seems to be biased but it looks like there fault on both sides
I see all the downvotes I've received and I don't care. What I do care about is a murder being free. What I do care about is my mom giving my brother and I strict instruction about making no sudden movements when a cop pulls you over to give them no reason to pull a weapon on you. I'm glad there are protests. Some of the people in this country need to change
@Madic Hertz, you shouldn't make sudden movements towards police. That's true for all people and that shouldn't change
@Madic Hertz, It's not murder when you're being attacked. Unarmed or not, Michael Brown was a large, violent man who attacked a cop.
@Madic Hertz, are you glad cops are being shot at and businesses are being burned down? I hardly see the social reform coming from that
@ archiethesailor, I don't think you know what murder is
@Madic Hertz, murder is an unjustified killing of another person. Glad to clear that up so you can quit lying and saying that dumb thug was "murdered"
@MGS, no I am not. I don't condone violence. But are you glad that a family is without a son this thanksgiving? I'm glad that awareness is being brought to a serious problem in America. And I'm glad that there are dozens of PEACEFUL protests are going on across the country right now fighting for what's right.
@Madic Hertz, Murder is the unlawful killing of another person. The shooting of Michael Brown was lawful because the cop was defending himself. Therefore, it wasn't murder.
@Bushwhacker94, once again. With various ways to subdue brown MURDERING him was unnecessary.
@Madic Hertz, except he wasn't murdered. And I listed in the other argument you were losing just why those actions wouldn't be able to be used. So yes he was killed. And justly so. But he wasn't murdered.
@Bushwhacker94, he was shot from 148 feel away. Not close range
@Madic Hertz, except for the part where you are wrong and the coroner fond blast residue on brown, indicating that he was exceptionally close.
@Bushwhacker94, except for the fact that you are considering there is a video of him being shot where it clearly shows that he wasn't attacking him or even close to the cop. Also the photos of the officer in the hospital proves he didn't have a single scratch on him.
@rabid aviator, I saw those photos and he had a black eye and his jaw was swollen where he had been hit. Anymore lies to share?
@Bushwhacker94, look again because I just saw those photos not a single scratch. Go ahead and call me a liar I don't care. I don't believe everything the media tells me like a bunch of sheep. Unlike you I actually take my time and research important issues. Here is the link if you refuse to believe http://thefreethoughtproject.com/photos-day-murder-show-darren-wilson-scratch-himf/ now you can't say I'm sharing lies
@rabid aviator, maybe you are just really bad at telling injuries then. http://www.mediaite.com/online/photos-released-of-darren-wilson-in-hospital-after-confrontation/
@rabid aviator, so you are saying you aren't lying, just unable to recognize facial trauma and bruises. A face won't look like it got put through a meat grinder like they show in movies you liberal sheep
@Bushwhacker94, oh how convenient your link doesn't even work. I'm not a moron I've seen plenty of injuries in my life considering my father beat me most of my life. Also the fact that my adoptive mother was a trauma nurse which means I spent plenty of time in a hospital I know what people look like when they've been in a fight. Someone the size of Michael Brown is going to do plenty of damage. My cousin happens to be around his size and I've seen the damage he can do in only a matter of seconds. Oh and calling me a name doesn't work I'm an adult.
@rabid aviator, I was merely describing you. Because that is what you are being. A sheep. Anyways all I did was Google Wilson hospital pictures. Found the first one that looked like a reliable source(aka didn't have inflammatory language coating it) and looked at it. His face is clearly swollen and he has the beginnings of a black eye.
@Bushwhacker94, how exactly am I a sheep? I have done plenty of research. In all the pictures I saw a small red spot on his check that's about it. I don't know about you but I've been hit before and it doesn't take too long for a black eye to form. I've been punched hard and hit with a bat also a baseball it never took more than a minute for a bruise to form. I'm not saying that Michael Brown was innocent I saw the convenience store footage. What I am say I also saw the footage from the guys cell phone from inside his house and that clearly shows he wasn't close to the cop. My grandfather was the sheriff of our town and he never had to shoot anyone
@rabid aviator, you're a sheep because you are not listening to the evidence that all points to the shooting being justified. And good for your grandfather. That doesn't make and relevant point though. However, the evidence all supports the cop in this instance. Even the distance he was from the car. After the altercation at the car window, brown tried to run away. The officer gave pursuit. When the officer started to gain, brown turned to charge him. He was then shot. All confirmed by the coroner.
@Bushwhacker94, my point was that the cop obviously wasn't trained well if if his story was true. The video shows him walking towards him with his hands in the air. The coroner even said his injuries were indicative of being shot from far away. He even said the shot in his hand which entered through his palm showed evidence of him being shot from far away. Even the St. Louis police chief said he was at least 35 ft away. After Michael had gotten away from the officer, the officer had then started shooting which most missed and one grazed then Michael had turned around then he got shot 6 times even another officer had originally said that Michael had his hands up
@Madic Hertz, what is right? That's the question. A police officer was being beaten and would have likely been killed if he didn't act. Michael had grabbed at his firearm. Did you even read any of the official reports? He was arresting the guy for a
Robbery, which he committed. The kid was a criminal and the officer had to defend himself. Nothing racial about this situation. Now people are tearing their own town apart, looting businesses that had nothing to do with it. It's only hurting their community more.
@rabid aviator, he punched the officer while he was in his patrol car, grabbed his firearm and began hitting him until the officer retaliated by knocking him back with the door. Michael reportedly charged and wouldn't stop.
@WilfredMott, there are more than one ways to deal with that situation you just dont go straight to the gun
@Spikeup12, Actually, officers are trained to use deadly force immediately once their lives are threatened. Brown had already physically assaulted robbery victims, assaulted the officer through his window, and reached for his gun. This is a clear threat to the officer's life--in this situation you don't take chances, you shoot to kill. Why don't you tell the hundreds of other officers who've been actually murdered not to use deadly force.
@TheLazyOne, On a side note on all this shjt, why do people only get upset when a white cop shoots someone black, why not black cops shooting white people or white cops shooting white people.Really though, it's an easily solved case but everyone had to make it bigger than it already was.Brown charged the cop and the cop defended himself. To Madic Hertz:Would you rather have the cop stop, ask the man charging him if he has a weapon and then, if not, put away his gun to pull out his tazer? It's not about race but everyone is making it about race.
@Strider1321, @Strider1321, This is very true. People like to take random cases like this one and make them a rallying point for a race war. A rioter on the street even said, when asked by media, "this is our race war." The fact that this case is so blatantly open-and-shut only emphasizes the fact that the war-mongers don't care about the details, they only care that they can exploit the racial aspect as a political weapon, and
@TheLazyOne, that's just sad and disrespectful to everyone involved.
@ archiethesailor, did you see him beat up that store clerk, he certainly was a nice honest college boy. Didn't deserve to die but why would you attack a cop,?
@CrazyRightWinger, I saw that video. Of course he wasn't a college boy, he thought attacking a cop was a good idea.
@Spikeup12, yea get beat in the face repeatedly and in the span of 3 seconds figure out how to disarm the situation. It was Browns decision to attack a cop.
@Bushwhacker94, liberal has nothing to do with this. Up to that, and past, I support what you're saying but political leaning shouldn't be a factor when describing someone in a poor way. I self identify as a liberal and my opinion is that as soon as someone goes for an officers side arm they've crossed farther than they can back out of safely
And believe it or not it's the North this time, not the South.
@jklyt1, I haven't been to America in years. What's happening up north?
@WilfredMott, a white cop shot and killed a black kid in furguson, Missouri. The kid attacked the cop as well as commit other serious offenses, but now there's a riot over the "racism" in the killing. The grand jury's ruling just came out and there's looting and riots going on in the county, because apparently that's how civilized people oppose a courts decision
@r3dn3ckf1sh3r, that's up north? I was under the impression that was a southern state
@r3dn3ckf1sh3r, dude. I've seen riots over a college football team winning, riots over football stadiums running out of beer ect. I feel like riots over the loss of a black life with no consequences is cause for a riot. And FYI. The cop had no prior knowledge that the kid was suspected to have committed armed robbery. Which was later proved to be a false accusation.
@Madic Hertz, but the cop was still attacked though. Cops are authorized to use deadly force if their life is in danger, and it was. Still, the court ruling didn't justify a riot, even if riots have occurred over nothing like you mentioned
@WilfredMott, yep. Probably thought that just because of the south's reputation. Unless you're thinking of the trevon Martin incident in Florida
@Madic Hertz, It was proven to be true, and it was a strongarm robbery.
@r3dn3ckf1sh3r, Missouri is a northern place? Dear god it's been a while. I need to catch up on US trivia
@WilfredMott, even that wasn't his knowledge at the time of the murder
@Madic Hertz, brown wasn't shot for the robbery. He was shot because he attacked who could actually fight back.
@r3dn3ckf1sh3r, no. They're not. In my trainning in the air force we were taught don't pull out your weapon on the enemy unless you plan to kill and don't put your finger on the trigger unless you plan to kill. Now if this is what the military teaches to do to out countries enemies why would a cop be so trigger happy to a civilian? I'm sure he had pepper spray. I'm sure he had a taser. No need to kill a man.
@Madic Hertz, the fact that you don't think the shooting was justified is just ludicrous. What was the officer supposed to do? Allow this thug to murder him?
@Madic Hertz, your argument is moot because it wasn't murder. It was a justified homicide.
@SWAT, it was a murder. Your gun is your last resort.
@Madic Hertz, look who you're talking to. I know when deadly forced is to be used. And it has been officially deemed a justified homicide. Therefore, it's officially not a murder.
@jklyt1, Missouri is in the south......
@r3dn3ckf1sh3r, though in the Civil War Missouri was in the Union and had slaces, supplying troops to both the Confederacy and the Union.
@WilfredMott, why is he a thug? The boston bomber get a effing cover on rolling stone but a black kid gets called a thug and told he deserves to die running from a armed police officer. What was the officer supposed to do. Follow protocol and maybe use his taser or pepper spray.
@Madic Hertz, protocol is to shoot persons who threaten your life. Brown is a thug because he choked a tiny convenience store owner
@Madic Hertz, and charged at an officer after attempting to take his gun!
@SWAT, the definition of homicide is : the deliberate and unlawful killing of one person by another; murder. Aka murder no matter how you sweeten it.
@Madic Hertz, are you delusional? In what world does that not make brown a thug
@WilfredMott, then why was he found shot in the back of the head? I've never heard of charging at someone backwards.
@Madic Hertz, by all available accounts the autopsy shows he wasn't shot from behind at all. He was shot at an angle indicating his head was lowered as if charging. Good god are all you Americans this dense?
@WilfredMott, okay. But what we're talking about is why the homicide took place. It wasn't because of the alleged robbery. That once again wasn't why the cop approached brown. It's about the fact that a armed officer with other options choose to pull out a gun instead of using non deadly force. Tell me. If mike brown was charging at Wilson. When did he get the opportunity to yell "don't shoot"? tell me when did he got the chance to attempt to run away? Which he obviously tried to do seeing as he got shot from behind. the Jury let Wilson go NOT because he was innocent but because of "conflicting evidence" that's the biggest load of crap I've ever seen
@Madic Hertz, cops should not be expected to show restraint when someone is trying
@Madic Hertz, homicide, alone is what you've defined. But a justified homicide is lawful.
@Madic Hertz, to kill them as brown clearly was
@Madic Hertz, he never said "don't shoot" that was a lie his friend told the media and STOP saying he was shot from behind. It is a lie. Autopsy reveals that ALL bullets entered from the front
@WilfredMott, only when dealing with idiots
@Madic Hertz, he ran away because Wilson was still in his car. When he failed to get the gun he ran away. Wilson told him to stop and brown turned back and said "who are you talking to, mother------?" And charged. This is wilsons story and is backed up by several BLACK witnesses
@Madic Hertz, I'm the idiot? When literally all available evidence says you're wrong? Oh I'm sorry. All evidence except the story of Michael Brown's friend who helped him Rob the store
@WilfredMott, no. If you've followed the case you would see the new evidence found that mike brown's body was found 148 feet from Wilson's car (There is video/photos of the measurements if you care to look it up) with browns body facing away from the car because he was running away. This opposes Wilson's story of shooting him at a range of 35 feet. The case was thrown out because of the conflicting evidence basically Wilson's say against facts.
@WilfredMott, dude I totally agree. Some dumb@sses just don't care about facts and have no idea what it's like to feel threatened of their life every day like every police officer does. He was completely justified in his actions. Pepper spray isn't used up close because then it gets on the officer as much as the suspect. Tasers aren't used when the suspect is in contact with the officer because there is a chance of an electrical arc hitting the officer. His only real option for defense was to shoot him.
@WilfredMott, may I have references?
@Madic Hertz, that is just a boldfaced lie. Unless you're referring to evidence brought by the man paid by brown's family to investigate. Which runs contrary to all other investigations. Investigations initiated by your BLACK president and carried out by your BLACK former attorney general. Did every black witness get overwhelmed with hatred for their own community and
@Madic Hertz, lie to protect a police officer?
@WilfredMott, Hey, please don't call us Americans dense. Most of us seem to agree that cops are aloud to defend themselves.
@ archiethesailor, he was just calling attention to the fact that the other person he is talking to is an idiot.
@Bushwhacker94, I know, it just bothers me because I hear that kind of thing a lot.
@WilfredMott, once again. References. http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/6220814 you're welcome
@ archiethesailor, I have just come to accept the stereotype. I play an online game called EVE where a lot of the guys are British so I've gotten used to it a bit
@WilfredMott, no need to throw out there that the president of the US and the attorney general are black. I think I can see. And we're they the ones personally conducting the investigation? No. That quip was pointless
@ archiethesailor, America is by far my favorite country and I adore your general spirit but many More of you are denser than other nations. You make up for it with good hearts and common sense that is often lost on the intellectual elite
@Madic Hertz, your link is giving me a 404. Title of the article please
@WilfredMott, You called us dense and made me feel good about it. That's never happened before, thank you.
@WilfredMott, huffpost.com ferguson grand jury evidence reveals mistakes, holes in investigation
@Plaidman, if we're talking Confederacy, Missouri never formally joined the Confederate States of America. If we're talking modern regions then, still no, it's classified as midwest which is still more north than the actual South.
@Plaidman, plus NYC has some of the most racist cops ever and you can't claim that's the South. While down here we have Houston which is the most racially diverse city in the US and New Orleans which is arguably the least segregated city in the US. Does racism and racial tension still exist? Ya most definitely but it seems to be a lot more prevalent in the North. People get along down here for the most part despite race.
@Madic Hertz, scoured the article for either claim you made and did not find it.
@jklyt1, sorry about the blank. I would like to point out that according to FBI statistics black on white crime is approximately 200 times the rate of white on black. There is severe tension in the states tha you're all too afraid to address
@WilfredMott, I'm to afraid to admit it. I know exactly why the statistic is higher. There are some black people that think, because of the atrocities committed against their ancestors, that they get to do whatever they want. But you can't let that blur your vision into thinking that black people are the only issue, white people have been almost nothing but apathetic through the whole Brown case. Now I don't know if the cop did or did not need to shoot Brown, but either way there is a family grieving the loss of their son and are seeing little to no sympathy fron white people.
@jklyt1, I'm not giving sympathy to the family that produced a man who chokes a Small innocent working man for a pack of tobacco. Blacks don't commit crime because of racism, they do it because their community is entirely lacking in values. Fatherlessness runs rampant, crime is glorified and work is spurned.
@WilfredMott, no you're right it is a failure in parenting. But did you know his father was calling for protesters to stay peaceful while his step dad was calling for the city of Ferguson to be burnt to the ground? Someome along the lines failed Mr. Brown for sure, but that family still lost a son.
@WilfredMott, Missouri was never an official part of the Confederacy and is technically the Midwest btw
@jklyt1, I was aware of this and it makes no difference. He not only failed brown but he failed society by producing that monster. His failed attempt to avoid violence does not strike for the violence he helped create by deifying his thug son. My break is over and I have to return to work
Apparently I failed to see this comment strand before I stated my opinion on pic 126623, but if any of you care to address even more opinions, there are some more on that pic, Thanks.
@jklyt1, ah thank you. I spent time in the Midwest for university. By far my least favorite region. Too few Latinos. Too many whites. Not enough sun.
@WilfredMott, I can't tell if you're serious or joking but I would legitimately hate the not enough sun part and the few latinos part would make me feel less at home despite me being white hahaha
@jklyt1, I was being serious. Despite their tendency to be wrong on key issues, blacks and Hispanics are more fun than any white person I've ever met.
@WilfredMott, lol that's usually true
@Madic Hertz, man you might as well just give it up. These guys won't believe a word you say they can have all the evidence in the world and will still refuse to see the truth. They are the type of people who can't stand to see the world from a different perspective than their own
@rabid aviator, actually we are the ones citing the evidence from the crime. You and your ilk are the ones listening to sharpton and all the liberal idiocy.
@Madic Hertz, no taser.
@Plaidman, Missouri is in the Midwest. Mississippi is in the South. Missouri gets regular cold weather (my cousin lives there).
For some people it is definitely still the fifties.
People are seriously discussing ethnic equality in response to this pic, while all I can think about is the boner wave
WE MUSNT TURN ON EACH OTHER, that's what happened to Ifunny