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IndyRealist
05-01-2015, 11:01 AM
The last thing I would ever do is bring up politics on PSD, but I didn't see this posted yet and thought I would bring some good attention to an NBAer who receives a lot of negative flak. As far as I can tell, he did not ask for any attention or publicity. He simply came down to Baltimore to join.
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nba-ball-dont-lie/carmelo-anthony-marches-in-freddie-gray-protests-in-baltimore--urges-calm-and-patience-011758028.html
https://www.facebook.com/JohnChandlerSports/photos/a.841038345976843.1073741829.695779807169365/841038652643479/?type=1&theater

https://www.facebook.com/abcnews/videos/vb.86680728811/10153375741443812/?type=2&theater

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2-ONE-5
05-01-2015, 11:07 AM
*Riots

xnick5757
05-01-2015, 11:08 AM
Good for him. It's his hometown and he was participating in a peaceful protest. Don't see anything wrong with it.

lamzoka
05-01-2015, 02:25 PM
#JusticeForFreddieGray

IndyRealist
05-01-2015, 07:51 PM
*Riots

Actually, untrue. The story is about Carmelo Anthony marching in protest. He did not participate in any rioting, which is a separate and distinct event from the protest march. This is why I generally don't bring up politics here.

blahblahyoutoo
05-01-2015, 09:55 PM
he was mistaken and thought he was there to film snitches get stitches part II.

slaker619
05-01-2015, 10:16 PM
Respect

cmellofan15
05-01-2015, 11:13 PM
*Riots

You must watch the news

IKnowHoops
05-01-2015, 11:19 PM
I never understand why people go out of there way to be dumb ----- on real issues.

JNA17
05-01-2015, 11:48 PM
Good for him.

prodigy
05-02-2015, 01:45 PM
So 3 of the 6 cops are black... hmmm ooook im confused. why are their riots?

jimm120
05-02-2015, 02:30 PM
So 3 of the 6 cops are black... hmmm ooook im confused. why are their riots?

Police Brutality
Use of Excessive Force by police
The "hiding" of truth by police.

There is a "blue wall" that police erect to protect themselves. They file the reports and change things to solidify their position. Like the situation with the guy that was shot in a park. Officer said that the guy reached for his gun and that is when he shot him. Who cares if the shots were to the guy's back. Anyway, the video surfaced of the guy reaching his hand in the air saying "stop " or "c'mon man, no". Police put his hands up with something and the guy slapped it away (from far away, arm's reach. ) and was running away and the cop shoots him in the back 6 times. Then takes a Taser and puts it next to the body to "indicate that the suspect/victim had reached for the taser".

When you yourself fill out the reports, you can manipulate a lot of things. And that's what's happening. Putting people in car rides with the cuffs as tight as possible and no seatbelts, and then rushing through the streets, potholes, turns, etc to have the person in the back bounce around is a type of punishment that police do...but there's several cases of people dying and getting hurt from this.

That is what the "riots" are about.

Unfortunately, they can't "riot" at government buildings cause they'll get shot immediately. But if they riot in their own places, they'll send some of the message (of dissatisfaction), but at the same time, they're destroying their own stuff and the police don't stop it super quick.

Corey
05-02-2015, 11:29 PM
*Riots

Ignorant

Just because unwarranted riots are getting more airtime, it doesnt mean the peaceful protests aren't still happening.

There's a distinction between the two. Educate yourself.

kobe4thewinbang
05-02-2015, 11:38 PM
Did he backpedal the whole time?