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Sat Dec 20, 2014, 10:47 PM

 

You can feel the tension and grief in the air here in Brooklyn.

I live in Brooklyn and many cops live in my neighborhood. Just passed by the local bar that the NYPD and FDNY members frequent and people were yelling, crying, and generally pissed off. People were just standing accross the street out of respect of those showing emotions.

It is just so sad. I got s text from my nephew who is a police officer here and he is just distraught. He went to the hospital to be with his fellow officers.

This is a tragedy for this city.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 11:17 PM

1. both of my brothers live not far from that incident. i called them and told them to stay home.

This is going to get worse

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Response to SummerSnow (Reply #1)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 11:18 PM

2. Good idea! Twitter says the area is still shut down.

 

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 11:19 PM

3. My son and daughter live in Brooklyn

 

And I'm going there tomorrow. Not sure I want to now.

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Response to adigal (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 11:23 PM

4. You should be fine.

 

It will be somber but life continues. It must continue after tragedy.

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Response to hrmjustin (Reply #4)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 11:49 PM

6. I know...I'm mostly worried if I see police harassing minorities

 

I don't have the ability to,ignore that stuff.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sat Dec 20, 2014, 11:49 PM

5. Very sad. Glad your

 

nephew is ok.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 12:28 AM

7. My Deepest Sympathties for Wenjian Liu's and Raphael Ramos' Loved ones.

candle:

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 01:05 AM

8. Stop the violence on all sides.

The police force has it within its power to investigate not only the causes of unwarranted, excessive violence on the part of police officers but also in the community. The NYPD should take the initiative in trying to find ways to help stop the violence that is pretty general in our community.

Little kids from a very young age are schooled in violence. Their heroes in many cases are the so-called "super heroes" whose claims to fame are various forms of violent killing.

We need to change our culture. The NYPD is large, powerful and located in a community that is wealthy, poor, ignorant and well educated (lots of universities with sociology, history and psychology departments to help out). That is why It needs to start the ball rolling on this.. What is making our society so sick?

I don't think the answer is a simple one.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #8)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 01:15 AM

9. honestly, what "violence" from the other side?



This person was mentally ill and his psychosis would seem to have been exacerbated by the actions of police in some high profile cases where justice has obviously been ignored.

Just because this person was impassioned by police abuse doesn't mean this person represents "the other side" protesting police abuse in general or in specific cases.

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Response to Schema Thing (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 01:52 AM

10. You're right but it is naturally being promoted as coming from a side, not an individual.

 

I'm sorry for the police and their families too, it is a very
dangerous job. The person who killed them is a psycho
murderer. Not different from Darren Wilson.

I just got in a little scuffle on Facebook and I'm still kind
of fuming. Family who get their news and information from
Fox. bleh.

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #10)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 02:37 AM

14. given the facts (so far as I've heard), I have to disagree


with the idea that it is "naturally" being promoted as coming from a side. That to me implies that there is no merit to the protest agains Garner and Brown's deaths.


I'd say it is "politically being promoted as coming from a side, not an individual". I'll admit it is foreseeable.

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Response to Schema Thing (Reply #14)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 02:14 PM

15. Yes. Politically is what I meant. Not naturally as in via Nature, but as in "what else would you

 

expect?"

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Response to Voice for Peace (Reply #15)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 02:17 PM

16. gotcha. Totally agree.

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Response to Schema Thing (Reply #9)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 02:24 AM

13. Mentally ill people are sometimes excited by angry movements of people who mean well.

Mentally ill people may have more difficulty discerning peaceful protest from mob violence.

Everyone has to be careful to emphasize the peaceful aspect of demonstrations.

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Response to hrmjustin (Original post)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 02:00 AM

11. it is not a tragedy for the city. how many other people were killed there today? nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #11)

Sun Dec 21, 2014, 02:02 AM

12. Yes it is!

 

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