Mayor lashes out over memorial for cop-killer

Police said Lawrence Campbell ambushed 23-year-old officer on Sunday at a drugstore and was killed when officers returned fire
Associated Press
Jul 15, 2014

 

The mayor lashed out Monday at residents for memorializing a man who killed a police officer over the weekend.

A temporary memorial was on display in the Jersey City neighborhood where Lawrence Campbell lived. It included candles and balloons and messages from friends of the man who police said ambushed 23-year-old officer Melvin Santiago early Sunday at a drugstore.

Campbell's widow, Angelique Campbell, told News 12 New Jersey she is sorry for Santiago's family but that her husband should have killed more officers if they were planning to kill him.

On Monday, Mayor Steven Fulop said the memorial and her comments aren't representative of the city as a whole.

"There are people in every single community who just don't value life and this is highlighted by a situation like this," Fulop told The Associated Press. "There's a lot of reasons for that — some of it is decades of how they perceive police, some it's jobs, some of it's socioeconomics — but at the end of the day we're dealing with it today. When you talk about that situation, yes, it's ignorant, yes it's disgusting, but this represents a lot of the challenges we have."

A temporary memorial to the slain officer, significantly smaller than the one set up for Campbell, outside the Walgreens where he was killed drew mourners on Monday as the store reopened.

"I heard the news this morning and it brought tears to my eyes," truck driver Van Thomas told The Jersey Journal. "I couldn't believe it, I couldn't understand it. This is the type of society we have now with guys whose minds are not right and it's a huge wake-up call for everybody."

Police said they are looking for clues to explain why Campbell, who had prior drug arrests and was released from jail in January, would have committed such a violent act.

Campbell, who didn't try to rob the store, assaulted the Walgreens' armed security guard and snatched his gun, Fulop said. Then, he approached someone and apologized for his conduct inside the store, then said to watch the news later because he was "going to be famous."

Campbell then waited for officers to arrive and shot Santiago with what police believe was the guard's weapon.

Other officers returned fire at Campbell, killing him.

Fulop said Campbell was one of three suspects wanted by police for a prior homicide. Another man being sought in that case, 23-year-old city resident Daniel Wilson, was captured Sunday night, officials said.

Fulop said authorities had been aggressively seeking Wilson for three days.

Santiago had dreamed of being a police officer since he was a boy, seeking to follow in the footsteps of his uncle.

When he accomplished his dream in December and joined the Jersey City force as a rookie officer, he asked to serve in what the city's public safety director describes as its "toughest district." Seven months after he graduated from the police academy, he was dead from a gunshot wound to the head.

Comments

ladydye_5

Disgusting. So this killer was wanted for another murder, told his friends to watch he was going to be famous, lay in wait for the cops to show up, and then shoots at the cops thru the windshield, killing one. And then his wife wants to try and memorialize him!?!?!??!! What the h.e.l.l???? Her comment on how he should have killed more police officers if they were planning on killing him.....makes me say they should have left him laying in the gutter for her to come claim.

WOW. Society is truly going downhill fast.

deertracker

This guy sounds like he had serious mental issues or a death wish. I agree though that some perceive the police in a different way and one could argue they have a reason to feel the way they do but murder is never acceptable.

Contango

Re: "one could argue they have a reason to feel the way they do,"

And the argument would be what?

deertracker

Police brutality. Unequal justice system just for starters. That was easy!

Bottom Line

You're absolutely right in that we have an unequal system. Our country has spent billions upon billions of dollars trying to give minorities, most specifically blacks, handouts and special benefits and seen very minimal positive results. Housing projects and grants. Affirmative action. Black scholarships. "Equal rights" programs that if they offered to whites there would be "racist" uproars. The results include decrepit housing, drugs, rape, BLACKS KILLING OTHER BLACKS AT ALARMING RATES. But blacks only care when the killer is non black. Otherwise they don't care.

WhatTheHeck

Unbelievably accurate statement Bottom Line. Only the ignorant will slam you on this one.

Bottom Line

Unfortunately the ignorant and naive run rampant. This article is evidence of that. The ignorant and naive also run rampant on this comment board. Deer's comments are evidence of that.

JudgeMeNot

Amen.

margaritaville88

YES!!!!!

deertracker

@Bottom Boy
The justice system also spends billions to keep Blacks in prison for petty crimes that others get probation for. Anything given to minorities is owed since oppression was running rampant for centuries. Blacks may live in housing projects but where does this grant come from and who receives. In your narrow mind only Blacks get help when it is proven Whites receive the most help. Especially the rich ones. Most crimes are intra-racial so your point is moot. Don't pretend to know what it is like being Black. You have no clue and everything in my original post is very true. Read, comprehend then respond. All you are doing is ranting about Black people. People like you have it all figured out in your mind but you really have no clue. Maybe you should try being a top boy!

Contango

Re: "The justice system,"

Usual off-topic nonsense.

freespeech1

MURDER
White:4,382 = 1.77 per 100k.
Black:4,498 = 11.83 per 100k.
Blacks commit murder at a rate 6.68 times that of Whites.

RAPE
White:10,990 = 4.45 per 100k.
Black:5,428 = 1,428 per 100k.
Blacks commit rape at a rate 3.21 times that of Whites.

ROBBERY
White:41,962 = 17 per 100k.
Black:56,948 = 150 per 100k.
Blacks commit robbery at a rate 9 times that of Whites.

AGG. ASSUALT
White:208,081 = 84 per 100k.
Black:112,325 = 295 per 100k.
Blacks commit agg. assualt at a rate 3.5 times that of Whites.

BURGLARY
White:157,252 = 64 per 100k.
Black:73,960 = 195 per 100k.
Blacks commit burglary at a rate 3 times that of Whites.

LARCENY-THEFT
White:663,360 = 269 per 100k.
Black:286,844 = 755 per 100k.
Blacks commit larceny at a rate 2.8 times that of Whites.

MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT
White:44,674 =18 per 100k.
Black:28,510 = 75 per 100k.
Blacks commit motor vehicle theft at a rate 4 times that of Whites.

OVERALL VIOLENT CRIME
White:265,754 = 107 per 100k.
Black:179,636 =473 per 100k.
OVERALL BLACKS COMMIT CRIMES AT A RATE 4.4(440%) TIMES THAT OF WHITES.

deertracker

Have you ever been violated by a Black offender?

freespeech1

I had an individual try to mug me once, didn't work out so well for him.

deertracker

Me too free!

Bottom Line

@deer

What a stupid response. Even if the answer to your question was no (which it wasn't) that wouldn't make those numbers any less valid.

freespeech1

Unfortunately bottom line that's how libs operate. You cant dispute the facts.

JudgeMeNot

The low information types (deer)are a clear and present danger to our nation.

Contango

Re: "Police brutality." "one could argue they have a reason to feel the way they do,"

"Campbell...assaulted the Walgreens' armed security guard and snatched his gun,"

He armed himself because while in Walgreens, he suddenly viewed himself as an oppressed black?

deertracker

My comment was in response to the article not the guy in the article pooh. Nice try, wrong guy!

Contango

Re: "My comment was... not (about) the guy in the article"

Off-topic blather - as usual.

deertracker

When you have no argument that is your typical response.

Contango

Re: "When you have no argument,"

Deflect & blather, deflect and blather - typical.

freespeech1

Just like you and toaster and puppy poo, when YOU have no argument the name calling begins. So predictable yet so pathetically sad.

deertracker

You just rant. Your comments are worthless.

JudgeMeNot

You are an i-d-i-o-t.

ladydye_5

You are right murder is never acceptable. This SUSPECT MURDERED a cop. He was a suspect in another murder. The police took him down before he murdered MORE people. I would say the suspect had a death wish and was playing "death by cop". He went into a drug store with a knife, took a gun off a security guard with no intention of robbing the store. He had told people he was going to be famous and to watch the news. He then went out to wait for the police to show up before opening fire on them when they did. He premeditated MURDER. Are you trying to justify that

Bottom Line

@lady

Haven't you heard? Using facts to hold a black cop killer 100% accountable for his actions makes you racist. By not placing at least partial blame on the police, clearly you are a Klan member.

ladydye_5

Call me what you want, but at least call his crime what it was...... ....PREMEDITATED MURDER

SanduskyMomOf3

Hang on...reread what BL wrote. He was actually agreeing with you, just being sarcastic because of comments above yours. (I agree with you too, for what it's worth.)

ladydye_5

I know BL agreed. I was just making the comment you can call me whatever you want....but be sure to call the the crime what it was PREMEDITATED MURDER. He was not crazy, he was not misunderstood, he was not oppressed. He premeditated a murder. He was a criminal that wanted to go out in a blaze of glory and get 15 minutes of fame with death by cop.

deertracker

How did you reach this conclusion from what I wrote? I am not even trying to justify anything.

Contango

Re: "I am not even trying to justify anything"

"one could argue they have a reason to feel the way they do,"

You weren't? Nonsensical blather.

deertracker

How is that justifying this guys behavior? Different cultures have different experiences with LE! That's just a fact. This guy obviously had other issues unrelated to LE!

Bottom Line

Typical excuse making by blacks. I've had a couple very unfair experiences with LE. I don't use that to justify grouping all police officers as bad, start a riot, or kill someone.

deertracker

Neither do I Bottom Boy!

Contango

Re: "This guy obviously had other issues unrelated to LE!"

You know this how?

deertracker

He told people to watch the news and he was going to be famous. Anyone that ambushes a cop has a death wish.

ladydye_5

He was wanted for another murder. He knew he was going to end up in prison. So his choice was "death by cop". Make headlines, be on the news, make the cops look like the bad guys. Yeah, he had issues. He wanted to be famous, he "thought" he was somebody. When he was nothing more than a typical thug.

Contango

Re: "Anyone that ambushes a cop has a death wish."

"one could argue they have a reason to feel the way they do,"

So you understand how he felt?

deertracker

Yes I do. Do you?

Gottathink

So deertracker do you support this statement as well? Made by the fellow bloods of the guy that killed the cop?

"Bloods threaten to kill more Jersey police 'and not stop until the National Guard is called out' to avenge death of cop killer"

Link can be found at:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/...

Nemesis

"How is that justifying this guys behavior?"

If that's not its purpose, then it is completely irrelevant to this thread.

The only possible relevance to your racial lament is as an attempt to mitigate this thug's actions.

If a Jewish person shoots a cop, how many people will be on here screaming "you don't know what it's like to be Jewish because the Holocaust." If a Japanese person killed a cop, no one would be raving about internment.

deertracker

Reread my original post. I responded to statements in the article not this guy's actions. It's not about race, it's about how different cultures inter act with the cops and why? I am sick and tired of everything being about the Jews and the Holocaust. Americans did not harm any Jews. The same can't be said for Blacks.

I in no way condone the guy's behavior but the article has some good insight in it.

Nemesis

Any such "insights" or discussion about different subcultures is also irrelevant to the story, except as an attempt to mitigate his actions. A lot of people are sick and tired of your race flogging, which is no different - many of the commenters here never harmed any blacks.

I don't care WHAT your subculture is; it doesn't justify what this guy did, and if it attempts to do so, then it's a degenerate subculture that needs to be suppressed. Not all cultures are of equal value - ones that condone mindless violence are inferior.

mimi's word

Maybe you need to really investigate history...We interned people because we thought they would end up spies...The American government KNEW about the kiilings of the Jewish people and did nothing for years!!! The ONLY reason we entered the war was because it was brought here...I am just as sick as it being white vs black. What good insight are you looking to learn here? If we tok color out a man who was already in trouble was going to make a spectacle and hurt others because he himself made a mess out of his life? What am I to learn? So if he was another minority I shouldn't feel bad? Because he is black I should understand? My brothers are police officers...if something God forbid should happen to them I don't care what color the guy was....

Tyrion

Re: " "Re: one could argue they have a reason to feel the way they do,"

And the argument would be what?"

Ricky Vitte comes to mind, no pun intended.

deertracker

Case and point!

Contango

Re: "Case and point!"

Stupid, absurd and no comparison.

deertracker

Open your eyes pooh and let your mouth rest.

Contango

Re: "Open"

Off-topic blather.

deertracker

Try it pooh!

Contango

Re: "Try it,"

More useless blather.

Bottom Line

Just keep sending them their welfare checks so they can celebrate with a colt 45. Any objective person will admit after seeing this headline that there is a 99% chance that this celebrated cop killer would be black. I hope the wife and her "let's blame somebody else for our actions" mentality gets what's coming to her. Very sad that this has happened many times before and will happen again. The black community needs to stop blaming the police for the problems that they themselves create. Not that there's any chance of that happening.

deertracker

There's plenty of blame to go around. You are ignorant to the feelings and experiences of the Black community so shut it! Your pie hole that is!

santown419

You might as well argue with bottom feeder and his coward a&& want a be Klan members. Everything to them Is anti black. They still believe the Las Vegas killings were down by blacks. Don't you just love the Republican s these days.

santown419

You might as well argue with bottom feeder and his coward a&& want a be Klan members. Everything to them Is anti black. They still believe the Las Vegas killings were down by blacks. Don't you just love the Republican s these days.

Bottom Line

Pretty much sums it up perfectly.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=2sL...

He must be a Klan member too.

Bottom Line

Hey Santown. In case you didn't know, the best way to predict the future is by looking at the past. And the past tells anyone willing to simply LOOK that this would be a black person committing this crime. Sorry the proof isn't what you want it to be. Saying the truth doesn't make me racist.

santown419

I did and I see every post you have on here is black this black that. And I also see that while yes blacks kill each other at a high percent and on the same whites kill each other at 87% and more killings are committed by whites. But in your world all whites live in harmony and the Las Vegas killings were justified because every killing, rape any crime committed by whites are always justified.

Bottom Line

"Don't you just love the Republicans these days"

Nah we should love the Obama voters who commit these crimes and honor their deaths. Ya know cuz killing cops make ya a man.

margaritaville88

LIKE!!!

Contango

Re: "Black community,"

A myth perpetrated by opportunists.

JudgeMeNot

OJ was black.

Gottathink

@You are ignorant to the feelings and experiences of the Black community so shut it! ....

Oh please ...I can argue that you are ignorant as to the feelings and experiences of the whites, Jews, Asians, Indians, Africans, Muslims, etc, etc .... Get over it already.
Stand up, be a man. If it's so bothersome to you then stand up to us! (whomever the us is?).
You feel like you are being treated wrong? Try being a single person, making a decent living and being told that you qualify for NO help? Just because one might make a few thousand above some arbitrary threshold? I got no help, none, because of those few thousand dollars. No financial aid when the kids went to college, I (and them as one qualified for a couple of years of school on athletic scholarship) had to find some way to make it happen on our own. Needles to say, since I qualify for no help, I am living in a depressed area of town. Do I cry about it? NO! I get up in the morning ...wave to all my neighbors that get to stay home with no job and have the same as me (roof over head, cell phone, electricity, etc) and go to work. I look at my W2 and see that I have paid a third of my salary back to the government, that same government that gives it to others so they can be equal to me.

Some people really need to sit back, relax, and think about the big picture

deertracker

You may want to sit back, relax and look at the big picture not just think about it. BOO HOOO YT HAD TO GET IT THE WAY I DID.

The Bizness

Whites get more government assistance than any other race.

Contango

Re: "Whites,"

And Asians get the fewest. Point?

deertracker

Point is don't throw stones when you live in a glass house!

Contango

Re: "glass house!"

Meaningless off-topic nonsense - per usual.

The Bizness

Don't get me wrong Contango, I don't think there should be a memorial for a murderer, I just don't like people making generalizations about a particular group of people.

Contango

Re: "particular group of people"

As is said: The largest minority is the individual. And ultimately, we are all individuals.

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The Hero Zone

I agree. So, too, does...

"If we look to the answer as to why for so many years we achieved so much, prospered as no other people on Earth, it was because here in this land we unleashed the energy and individual genius of man to a greater extent than has ever been done before. Freedom and the dignity of the individual have been more available and assured here than in any other place on Earth. The price for this freedom at times has been high, but we have never been unwilling to pay that price." - some old, white guy

Nemesis

And I don't like it when someone abuses statistics.

Your assertion is based on raw number of recipients, not, as is more appropriate to the issue, the number of recipients as a percentage of the demographic group.

You've repeatedly touted having sufficient education to know better, so we must assume the deception is intentional.

freespeech1

Not per capita.

28.75% of Blacks are on welfare compared to 5.13% of Whites

According to [link to wiki.answers.com]

- 29 million people are on welfare
- 39% white: 11,661,000
- 38% black: 11,362,000

According to [link to en.wikipedia.org]
- US population: 313,544,041
- White: 72.4%: 227,005,885
- Black: 12.6%: 39,506,549

Math:

Whites: 11.661,000 / 227,005,885 * 100 = 5.13%
Blacks: 11,362,000 / 39,506,549 * 100 = 28.75%

deertracker

You do realize Blacks only make up 13% of the U.S. population?

freespeech1

Its per capita Einstein cant you read lol.

deertracker

Realize or not? This isn't about crime. You just need to satisfy your need for your daily fix! Feel better?

JudgeMeNot

OJ did it.

deertracker

Your point?

Bottom Line

Another unbiased set of FACTUAL statistics presented by freespeech. Another idiotic and irrelevant response from the dog.

"You do realize Blacks only make up 13% of the U.S. population?"

Doesn't matter if it's 13% or 31% or 75%. I guess it's good it's not any higher. There would be way more dead cops. Way more excuses. More welfare. More BLACK ON BLACK crime etc.

Nemesis

"You do realize Blacks only make up 13% of the U.S. population?"

...and your point is?

Yeah, I know; math is hard, eh?

deertracker

Stupidity comes easy for you!

mimi's word

If there are 200 people and 100 white 50 black 25 Asian 25 Indian and they all recieve and Half of each group gets assistance doesnt that still mean 1/2? what % of each group recieves the most?

Darwin's choice

Gotta love the obama voters!

obama/failed

JudgeMeNot

Obama is completely incompetent for the job.

PMS_24_7

As horrible as this is what really upsets me is the wife of the guy that killed the police officer said that her husband SHOULD HAVE KILLED MORE OFFICERS. Seriously a messed up world. Heartbreaking

Gottathink

Words cannot explain ...what a terrible, senseless killing.
BTW, like your handle

downthemiddle

Mikey is missing a wonderful opportunity to post here...

mikeylikesit

i got nothing..

JACKEL

Mikey, you gotta hav sumpin !

mikeylikesit

i just come here for the brotherly love..

Nemesis

"I got nothing.."

Oh, come on.... this story was MADE for you.

We got all the action of the OK Corrall, we got law and order vs. the mean streets.....

....we got a grieving widow in need of comfort.

Who are you and what have you done with Mikey?

Dr. Information

Just another broken black person supported by black people full of excuses and welfare checks.

Bottom Line

Yep. Keep it moving. Nothing to see here people.

margaritaville88

LIKE!!!

Gottathink

How true

And lke

Darwin's choice

More obama/black failure.....

"Black residents of Chicago’s South Side, who recently rallied to decry a spate of violence in the city, ripped President Obama for ignoring their plight while pushing for funding for illegal immigrants at their expense.
The protest against the rash of shootings was staged Friday at the Chicago Police Department headquarters building. Over the Fourth of July weekend, nine people were killed and more than 60 injured, authorities said.

Demonstrators blasted the Obama administration’s inaction in Chicago while federal funds are earmarked to help the roughly 50,000 illegal immigrants who have crossed into America since October.

“Mr. President, we’re asking for you,” one woman said. “You’re spending billions of dollars in Texas, but we’ve a problem here in Chicago. We will not stand by this here, and keep letting this senseless killing and shooting happen in our community.”
Another resident said, “Today, if you look at the time that we were brought here as slaves 400 years ago, we got the same results today.”
One man called for Mr. Obama to step down if he continued to shun the city’s problems.
“For the president to set aside all of these funds for immigrants and [have] forsaken the African-American community, I think that’s a disgrace,” the man told the blog Rebel Pundit. “He will go down as the worst president ever elected. Bill Clinton was the African-American president.”

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/n...

The Big Dog's back

Don't you just love the law enforcement hating right wingnuts? Up until this article they hated law enforcement. What change? Oh, wait a minute, there is one thing they hate more than LE. They hate Black people.

Contango

Re: "They hate Black people."

Just the usual mean-spirited, trollish blather.

Bottom Line

Show me a post where I ever bashed all LE. I'll save you some time. You won't find one. Sure, there are a few bad ones that at times can make them all mistakenly look bad. No doubt. But they have such a difficult job needlessly made more difficult by people like you making it seem as though they're partially to blame when tragedies like this happen. I don't hate black people in general. Just ones like this... I'm sorry that the true statistics don't portray blacks favorably in violent crimes. I'm also sorry blacks never say a word when it's black on black crime. Which it usually is. They don't give a damn... Until the rare occasion the perp is non black. Then they're up in arms.

Darwin's choice

I just can't stand stupid, dumbazz people, black, white or purple!
Dog, you, and several others fit the bill....

obama/failed

mikeylikesit

what about black law enforcement? i demand equal hate for all!

JudgeMeNot

Doogy,
If you love me,let me sell yo food stamps an keep the profit.

The Big Dog's back

If this would have a White guy that did this, there would have been a small article buried in the back pages.

Contango

Re: "If this would have a White guy,"

"If"? More nonsense, blather boy. Stick with reality for a change.

The Big Dog's back

They were a government-hating team of self-styled revolutionaries on a mission to commit mass murder.
Jerad and Amanda Miller – who executed two Las Vegas cops and an armed good Samaritan who tried to stop them – were packing handguns, a shotgun and hundreds of bullets for the Sunday morning bloodbath at a Las Vegas eatery, cops said Monday.
“We believe that they equate government and law enforcement with fascism and Nazis. In other words they believe law enforcement is the oppressor,” a somber Clark County Asst. Sheriff Kevin McMahill said during a news conference Monday.
“They had hundreds of rounds of ammo. It appeared as if they were prepared for a lengthy gun battle.”
Cops found white supremacy literature and swastikas in the apartment where the married couple lived until it became so filthy they were kicked out and moved in with a friend in the same complex.
Neighbors there said they had a history of hate.

http://nypost.com/2014/06/09/veg...

Contango

Re: "Jerad and Amanda Miller"

Nothing but deflection and nonsense from blather boy.

Gottathink

Big Dog ...these people need to be put down.
I don't like a murderer at all ...doesn't matter what color, what religion, what sexual orientation ...if you are a killer you need to be taken down ...especially the Miller's as mentioned in the article

The Big Dog's back

SOUNDS LIKE POOH'S TYPE OF PEOPLE.

Contango

Re: "SOUNDS,"

Only to blather boy.

JudgeMeNot

The Big Dog's back's TYPE OF PEOPLE.

http://youtu.be/-xECbBcfLB4

mimi's word

I get really tired of black people complaining about oppression.You are not the only people to be oppressed! There have been oppressed people ALL throughout history. Not just blacks. Every race predominately at one time or another was oppressed by someone else. That is why the colonies were founded in the first place by people trying to get away from oppression...and what did they do when they were able to oppress someone else (the American Indians) they tromped on them. I guess they forgot about once being oppressed. History will always have oppressors and oppressies. Human nature will never change and so neither will that situation

downthemiddle

Anyone who works and pays taxes is oppressed... and the future holds nothing but MORE oppression as the numbers of millions on relief balloon to a much higher percentage of the population than it is today.

Also, the cost to prosecute and confine all the new criminals who arriving daily into the U.S. with obama's blessing will lead to even bigger government.. again with less people paying for it.

Democrat heaven...

mimi's word

I understand your feelings, I am single, 40's and no kids...I pay alot in taxes and GET NOTHING back!!! I do feel sorry for President Obama. He would be a heartless ba$tard if he turned them away or a idiot for letting them in. I am glad I do not have his job. I also don't understand why people get so upset with people trying to come here and make a better life...Unless you are a American Indian didn't your ancestors show up here wanting something better? Mine did...1900's Sicily, Italy...Picture it:)

downthemiddle

...and they came through Ellis Island... like my ancestors did.

HUGE distinction

...Obama and the demlibs WANT the walk-ins here... never forget that.

Gottathink

Mimi,

I picture then coming in through the proper channels (ie Ellis Island) as mine did.

If you want to be an American come in legally. Assimilate!

downthemiddle

Mimi..

Because you addressed obama correctly, I sense that you voted for him.

Have you thought his policies through and see where they lead?

deertracker

How do any of you know for sure your ancestor were legal? You don't!

downthemiddle

I'm old enough to remember them talking about it.... THAT'S HOW !

deertracker

Talking about? Quit lying. You don't know!!!!!

JudgeMeNot

Hey bird brain, your ancestors had to chickens.

Gottathink

Papers that prove it.

mimi's word

I will address any president properly and correctly no matter if I voted for him or not. I was raised properly to voice my opinion yet still have respect for my country, his office, his job. I think too many people do not actually know how gov't works and that they keep voting in a democrat to lead us yet a republican congress to keep tight the purse strings. Obama can do only a few things with out support of the congress. I think too many people think he is a king rather than the elected offical he is. Congress makes the rules...I also feel as though nothing will ever get done like years past because the monkeys run the zoo...

Darwin's choice

Here's someone who did, voted for obama, and, rather famously!

This shows that there is some hope yet, and dog, deer, jizzboob, and you others should listen to her advice.....

"obama is going to pay my bills......"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b...

obama has failed her, and everyone else!

"Beware of the man behind the curtain"!!!!!!!

obama/failing

The Big Dog's back

Beware of goofus dressed as durwood.

Darwin's choice

Just for your fatazz.....

"Only the incredibly stupid know too much to learn anything new"

dog/licks obama

Gottathink

+ + +

I fall in to this oppressed category

TKeegan73's picture
TKeegan73

Oppression:Noun; 1.)prolonged cruel or unjust treatment or control
2.)the state of being subject to unjust treatment or control
3.)mental pressure or distress

Stereo-typical people see or hear this word and immediately relate it to the Black Community and slavery. There are several nationalities that are "oppressed" and plenty of individuals that battle oppression on a daily basis. Take a step back and look at crime in our Country, statistically the Black Race commits more violent crimes in the U.S. than any other nationality hands down. The Latino's have stepped it up a bit and are committing more and more violent crimes but a lot of it is "gang related" or "drug cartel" related. All of us are oppressed in one way or another but you don't see everyone asking for hand outs to make up for it. Anyone with drive in life will do what it takes to get what you want out of life, hopefully you choose to do it legally so that you don't become another "statistic".
Racism is abundant in this world but many people immediately relate racism to white people being the "racist's". That is only an opinion and is generally "media-hyped" because that's what the media wants us all to see. Sadly the majority of people believe in what the media tells them and that's exactly what the Government wants. Our Government uses the Media to portray things the way they want the general public to perceive situations so that they can take focus away from what's really going on and keeping individuals, nationalities, groups, etc..., pitted against each other to keep turmoil in our Society. By doing that they can use lies and excuses to get us to give up our Constitutional rights and change our laws to get us one step closer to a "One World Power" without most people realizing it until it's too late.
If each of us as individuals started working together we could turn groups into masses and get the masses to work together to turn our Country around and make it just like our Constitution states it should be.I know I am "off-subject" slightly but it really bothers me to see all the ignorance in our World. Greed and selfishness is destroying our Country, hell it's destroying our planet, but until we can stop fighting each other we are stuck on a downward spiral towards Tyranny, Hate, Violence, and eventually Death and total destruction! "Divide and Conquer", the oldest plan of War that is still used to this day and we(everyday people) allow it to happen. Racism is nothing more than a War tactic used to divide the races so that we as a nation of people are divided and fighting each other instead of fighting together to save our Constitution and our Freedom, don't believe me...research it because it's working better than any mechanical device of War, hell it's even got races fighting and killing their own.
As far as the original subject,the memorial for the "cop-killer" should be taken down because all it does is promote violence and hatred! JMHO!

deertracker

I disagree with your last statement. Someone cared for this man with all his faults and those that did care have every right to memorialize him. I don't agree with his behavior but I don't know him.

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TKeegan73

I understand what you are saying but on the same hand, Osama Bin Laden and Adolf Hitler also had faults obviously and surely someone cared for them also but you don't see a Memorial set up for either....

deertracker

False comparison plus Hitler is honored by all those that don the swastika and you really don't know if they were memorialized or not. Both had lots of followers so it is safe to assume there was a memorial somewhere.

Gottathink

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Gottathink

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Dr. Information

You know what is scary as a white person? Even though we heavily outweigh the amount of blacks in America, we are 2x as likely to be killed by a black person vs a black being killed by a white person.

Those facts suck.

deertracker

Stay out of the hood if you are so scared!

The Big Dog's back

He probably was looking for a prostitute, offering her a bottle of Kesslers in exchange.

Dr. Information

Has nothing to do with being in the hood. It has to do with blacks committing more violent crimes on whites. Nice spin though chuck.

Wonder what you loons would say if some KKK guy shot and killed a black and the KKK had a memorial for him?

deertracker

I bet you either raised your kids to hate Blacks or your daughter dates one! Once you go Black.........

Dr. Information

Nice spin nick nick. No hate, just threw some facts out there and you had to go racial. Only idiots would set up a memorial for a cold blooded killer.

KimberC

I really hate when people cry that they are owed for oppression that happened a very long time ago. If you really wanna know what it is like to be oppressed, try being handicapped or have a disability. We are still being oppressed. Try being deaf and applying for any jobs that fit your skill set and see who will get hired first. Employers will not tell you it is because of your disability out of fear of being sued, but its not that hard to figure out. I experience oppression on a daily basis. Not only from the hearing community at large but also from the deaf community as well. Yet, I'm not whining that someone owes me for this oppression. Instead, I am getting off my lazy butt and EARNING what is mine.

wasthere

Good post Kimber

deertracker

It did not only happen a long time ago it still goes on today. I agree with your opinion about the sick and disabled but the same happens when you are Black. Denying doesn't mean it does not happen. Who's whining? Just stating the truth. Please don't compare the sick and disabled with being Black. Not buying it. Try being Black and disabled!!!!

Dr. Information

No thanks. I wouldn't want to live fUll of excuses. You crying yet?

KimberC

I wouldn't even begin to compare being disabled or being sick with being black. There is no comparison. I live this life daily so I do know alot about being oppressed and held back. Yes, I do agree that a black disabled person has it worse than I do. I think historically many different people have suffered horrendous atrocities. Should we *owe* others something just because it happened though? If we continue down this road of you *owe* me, there eventually would not be enough money in the whole world to *pay* for the atrocities that have happened to others. None of us ask for any form of discrimination or racism but sadly it still happens today. Instead of whining over it and over the past, I choose to ignore it and fight for a better future. Sorry if I rambled and made no sense. This is a hot button topic for me.

Nemesis

So what's the solution, Kimber?

They passed the ADA, another assault on the freedom of association rights, and the law of unintended consequences has made even those open-minded people who might have hired disabled people before afraid to do so because it's a minefield of potential lawsuits and fines. If they don't hire an applicant, it's a one time risk, but if they hire, then they have an ongoing risk as long as that person is in their employ.

That's the beauty of the free market. Employers who discriminate for reasons that have no relation to the ability to do the job reduce the pool of available applicants, and without any government intervention, the inevitable law of supply and demand raises their labor costs. Meanwhile, their open-minded competition doesn't have this problem.

Bottom Line

Deer, please shutup about blacks still being oppressed today. As I said in a post from earlier blacks have gotten ridiculous amounts of government help and handouts SOLELY for being black. And we've seen very few positives as a result.

Here's a question for you. If two equally qualified men of the same age are the two finalists for a job and one is black and one is white... Who do you think is probably going to get hired? That's pretty obvious.

There are many advantages to being a "minority" in the business world. But yeah it's hard to reap those benefits when you're busy NOT trying to get a job, receiving welfare and killing cops (along with other blacks).

It's people like you who just want to put all your efforts into making excuses every day of your pathetic life. You're what gives blacks a bad image. It would be a lot easier to simply make people take responsibility for their actions. But you'd rather complain and play the "poor me" card.

A waste of oxygen indeed.

KimberC

Nemesis, I would begin by telling you that there are no hard and fast solutions. As we all know, there will never be a perfect solution either. I would have to say that the best way to even begin to address it would be through education.

However, even that poses a problem. Someone would have to set up a business to educate these companies on dealing with people like me. These companies most likely, would have to be willing to pay for such advice. Unfortunately, nothing is free in life and the solutions are never that simple.

I have often thought about doing something like this myself. The hard part is not only getting companies to see that there are indeed benefits to hiring handicapped people, but there are also benefits in learning how to deal with handicapped people in the general public as well.

We have come a long way though towards dealing with these problems. It wasn't that long ago that our solution was to sterilize those with disabilities in the hopes of wiping them out. At least we aren't still doing that. If we can come this far....I have to believe that we can come the rest of the way.