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Gitana_Luna Donating Member (3 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-09-10 10:04 PM
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19.  why are people ok with this?!
When i saw this this morning a was immediately disgusted; there was no justifying this cruelty, but when i told my mother (a conservative), who has always been a tolerant woman,she started to sympathize with the police officer! All because in the flurry of my rage i forgot to mention that he was on mexican soil, so she assumed he was border crossing. Her party's ideology actually came before her human empathy and logic.
I really don't understand this hatred.
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  -So let me get this straight - we shot a 14-yr old kid on the border for throwing ROCKS? Hugabear  Jun-09-10 09:41 PM   #0 
  - This is one of those events you wish just never happened.  tekisui   Jun-09-10 09:44 PM   #1 
  - Yep  Solly Mack   Jun-10-10 08:59 AM   #80 
  - No this is the kind of thing that America's official growing disregard for  pundaint   Jun-11-10 12:15 PM   #115 
  - Al Jazeera showed a clip of the boy's mother. She sounded like someone  EFerrari   Jun-09-10 09:44 PM   #2 
  - We have gone mad  malaise   Jun-09-10 09:48 PM   #9 
     - Years since that felon Reagan of insane Republicans and the DLC  EFerrari   Jun-09-10 10:26 PM   #24 
     - This! nt  Flying Dream Blues   Jun-10-10 02:58 PM   #105 
  - K&R  Richard Steele   Jun-09-10 09:45 PM   #3 
  - Oh come on. The IDF does the same thing all the time. It's perfectly normal and acceptable.  scarletwoman   Jun-09-10 09:46 PM   #4 
  - I guess brown people really do all look the same  Hugabear   Jun-09-10 09:49 PM   #10 
  - It's the entitlement of dominance, of power. Throwing rocks is disrespectful of power and must be  scarletwoman   Jun-09-10 09:54 PM   #15 
  - That's the first thing I thought of too  lunatica   Jun-10-10 08:12 AM   #55 
  - This is exactly what it sounds like  treestar   Jun-10-10 08:17 AM   #58 
  - I was going to point out that gunning down rock-throwing kids reminded me of the intifada  KamaAina   Jun-10-10 02:56 PM   #104 
  - Oh, now you've done it.  Ignis   Jun-11-10 08:48 PM   #119 
     - And yet, I haven't been struck down by a bolt of lightning.  scarletwoman   Jun-11-10 09:45 PM   #121 
        - They're keeping their powder dry.  Ignis   Jun-11-10 10:09 PM   #122 
           - Well, that's one thing you can count on them doing. LOL  scarletwoman   Jun-11-10 11:20 PM   #123 
  - No, the U.S. would not make reprisals for the killing of an American Citizen...  Ozymanithrax   Jun-09-10 09:46 PM   #5 
  - I think that Moammar Gadhafi, Manuel Noriega would beg to differ with you  Hugabear   Jun-09-10 09:51 PM   #12 
  - Grenada, of course  mitchtv   Jun-09-10 09:56 PM   #17 
  - You are assuming that the reasons the gave were the real reason...  Ozymanithrax   Jun-09-10 10:35 PM   #27 
  - Disgraceful (nt)  shaayecanaan   Jun-09-10 09:47 PM   #6 
  - Shades of Gaza.  Barack_America   Jun-09-10 09:47 PM   #7 
  - My first thought.  GoddessOfGuinness   Jun-09-10 09:51 PM   #13 
  - +1  alittlelark   Jun-09-10 10:04 PM   #18 
  - No Kidding  iamjoy   Jun-09-10 10:27 PM   #25 
  - glad someone else said it first.  nashville_brook   Jun-09-10 11:24 PM   #33 
  - Indeed. Shameful. nt  blondeatlast   Jun-10-10 08:25 AM   #61 
  - Hate generated in the US is out of control and is expressed in murderous impulse  kgnu_fan   Jun-09-10 09:47 PM   #8 
  - And it empowers and empboldens those who went into law enforcement for all the wrong  blondeatlast   Jun-10-10 08:26 AM   #62 
  - He was obviously an al Qaeda terrorist.  baldguy   Jun-09-10 09:49 PM   #11 
  - Give Chuck Schumer a couple days  Sebastian Doyle   Jun-09-10 10:13 PM   #23 
  - Rocks and bottles  texastoast   Jun-09-10 09:54 PM   #14 
  - My Reaction  RobinA   Jun-10-10 12:01 PM   #95 
  - Horrible n/t  azurnoir   Jun-09-10 09:54 PM   #16 
  - why are people ok with this?!  Gitana_Luna   Jun-09-10 10:04 PM   #19 
  - Welcome to DU and sadly I get it  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-09-10 10:09 PM   #20 
  - Thank you  Gitana_Luna   Jun-09-10 10:41 PM   #29 
     - Hey we have one conserv in the family  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-09-10 10:45 PM   #30 
  - dont bring rocks to a gun fight .nt  Kringle   Jun-10-10 05:57 AM   #47 
     - Yah, and don't come to a discussion forum if you've left your brain  MineralMan   Jun-10-10 08:57 AM   #78 
  - Many years ago I got to deescalate  nadinbrzezinski   Jun-09-10 10:10 PM   #21 
  - I keep saying this and I truly believe it  getthefacts   Jun-09-10 10:11 PM   #22 
  - I do believe there will be a horrible, violent backlash if we keep on this path  Hugabear   Jun-09-10 11:11 PM   #32 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-09-10 11:32 PM   #36 
     - Whoa, big man!  a la izquierda   Jun-09-10 11:42 PM   #37 
     - So you think violence against illegal immigrants is funny?  Hugabear   Jun-10-10 12:47 AM   #41 
     - That big, nasty, brown ol'teenaged gangbanger was on his way north  blondeatlast   Jun-10-10 01:10 PM   #98 
     - This country is becoming a sick, sick nightmare.  krabigirl   Jun-10-10 03:07 AM   #43 
     - Yes, we understand that you're a tough guy and stand ready  MineralMan   Jun-10-10 08:59 AM   #81 
        - It's Worse Than Too Bad  Forrest Greene   Jun-10-10 09:15 AM   #87 
           - Precisely. nt  blondeatlast   Jun-10-10 01:11 PM   #99 
  - The kid was on the other side of the border  lunatica   Jun-10-10 08:15 AM   #56 
  - In a way, it's already happening. Plenty of dead bodies sprawled over the Sonoran  blondeatlast   Jun-10-10 08:29 AM   #66 
  - We should  Berserker   Jun-09-10 10:30 PM   #26 
  - So you really think it's justified to SHOOT a teenager on the MEXICAN side of the border?  Hugabear   Jun-09-10 10:37 PM   #28 
  - he took a kill shot!  Gitana_Luna   Jun-09-10 10:47 PM   #31 
     - Im sure I'll get supremely flamed for this ....  jefflrrp   Jun-09-10 11:27 PM   #35 
        - Deleted sub-thread  Name removed   Jun-10-10 12:47 AM   #40 
        - LOL  EFerrari   Jun-10-10 03:52 AM   #45 
        - "Too. Damn. Bad. His choice."  t0dd   Jun-10-10 04:08 AM   #46 
        - Officers usually are trained to DE-escalate a situation  pinboy3niner   Jun-10-10 06:53 AM   #48 
        - +1, this person cut and ran cause they KNOW they view is out of perspective  uponit7771   Jun-10-10 08:31 AM   #69 
        - Sucks to be you.  hatrack   Jun-10-10 08:07 AM   #54 
        - +1. I'll spare any effort on this one, he won't be around long enough  blondeatlast   Jun-10-10 08:32 AM   #71 
        - But he didn't have to kill him, did he?  treestar   Jun-10-10 08:19 AM   #59 
        - You're argument is out of perspective and that's why you cut and run, if the officer can NOT determi  uponit7771   Jun-10-10 08:30 AM   #67 
        - Simpler solution.  Dr.Phool   Jun-10-10 08:40 AM   #73 
        - I thought the same thing...  KansDem   Jun-10-10 10:29 AM   #94 
        - Pretty Proud  Forrest Greene   Jun-10-10 09:19 AM   #89 
        - LMAO.. yeah "I couldn't give a flying fuck"  walldude   Jun-10-10 01:17 PM   #101 
        - You note that the rock thrower was a BOY , not a mature adult.  Gormy Cuss   Jun-10-10 01:27 PM   #102 
        - OK, you're a freeper AND a Repuke.  alstephenson   Jun-10-10 06:42 PM   #107 
  - I could ask you the same question about the dead kids parents  KonaKane   Jun-09-10 11:55 PM   #38 
  - Because it's so difficult to back up a few feet to get out of  MineralMan   Jun-10-10 09:01 AM   #84 
  - Are rock-throwing Mexicans a big danger up in Wisconsin?  Ignis   Jun-11-10 08:49 PM   #120 
  - we kill thousands of innocent people just for standing in the wrong place and being alive nt  msongs   Jun-09-10 11:24 PM   #34 
  - let me guess, the shooter had been trained by Mossad? n/t  Donnachaidh   Jun-10-10 12:39 AM   #39 
  - 50 ft fence with 50 ft electrified netting on top..  SoCalDem   Jun-10-10 03:05 AM   #42 
  - Bike patrol wears cyclist helmets  charlie   Jun-10-10 03:37 AM   #44 
  - $100 billion per mile * 1500 miles.  baldguy   Jun-10-10 07:44 AM   #49 
  - I really did not think I needed to use the  SoCalDem   Jun-10-10 05:45 PM   #106 
  - I'm sure that anti-immigrants would just love to have a minefield on the border  Hugabear   Jun-10-10 07:54 AM   #51 
     - Actually I saw that exact comment posted below the news article.  alstephenson   Jun-10-10 06:56 PM   #108 
  - Yup, normally that is considered an act of aggression and grounds for war.  Skidmore   Jun-10-10 07:46 AM   #50 
  - cops in this country shoot unarmed people all the time  BakedAtAMileHigh   Jun-10-10 07:55 AM   #52 
  - I'm saddened about this  eilen   Jun-10-10 08:06 AM   #53 
  - The kid was on his side of the border  lunatica   Jun-10-10 08:27 AM   #64 
  - He was not  eilen   Jun-11-10 08:04 PM   #116 
  - Sorry, but that's alot of crap.  alstephenson   Jun-10-10 06:58 PM   #110 
     - Fine, open the borders to everyone  eilen   Jun-11-10 08:25 PM   #117 
  - Post 911 we seem to have adopted an Israeli type no mercy policy  treestar   Jun-10-10 08:16 AM   #57 
  - Indeed- when I read "child shot for throwing rocks" the first thing that came to mind...  Poll_Blind   Jun-10-10 08:20 AM   #60 
  - Poster #36 seems to be relishing that thought  Hugabear   Jun-10-10 08:27 AM   #63 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-10-10 09:24 AM   #90 
  - this kid would have been shot by a cop in any major inner city in this nation  BakedAtAMileHigh   Jun-10-10 08:30 AM   #68 
  - Darwinism at work  Freddie Stubbs   Jun-10-10 08:28 AM   #65 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-10-10 08:31 AM   #70 
  - Deleted message  Name removed   Jun-10-10 08:38 AM   #72 
  - Darwin jokes are for when someone dies in a foolish manner  Freddie Stubbs   Jun-10-10 08:41 AM   #74 
     - 14-yr old kids getting shot in the head is just fucking hilarious  Hugabear   Jun-10-10 08:49 AM   #76 
     - At what age is ok to make jokes about someone dying in a foolish manner?  Freddie Stubbs   Jun-10-10 08:59 AM   #82 
        - yes, many do  BakedAtAMileHigh   Jun-10-10 09:05 AM   #85 
        - Don't you know that  Guy Whitey Corngood   Jun-10-10 09:11 AM   #86 
        - Why, At Your Age, Obviously n/t  Forrest Greene   Jun-10-10 09:27 AM   #91 
        - So, what happened Mr Comedy? No more jokey jokes?  Guy Whitey Corngood   Jun-11-10 11:39 AM   #112 
     - I think you are a sad, lost human being  BakedAtAMileHigh   Jun-10-10 08:53 AM   #77 
     - Yah, I'd agree with that. Wouldn't you agree that kids sometimes  MineralMan   Jun-10-10 09:15 AM   #88 
     - Kids get executed for being foolish?  alstephenson   Jun-10-10 07:01 PM   #111 
  - Now that's what I call  Guy Whitey Corngood   Jun-10-10 09:00 AM   #83 
     - Yep--the method is clear  Kingofalldems   Jun-10-10 12:12 PM   #96 
        - Yeah but if you throw a couple of these:  Guy Whitey Corngood   Jun-10-10 12:37 PM   #97 
        - Silence all of a sudden...... weird. nt  Guy Whitey Corngood   Jun-12-10 12:46 PM   #124 
  - CNN breaking the video now, KPete posted link HERE:  Poll_Blind   Jun-10-10 08:48 AM   #75 
  - cowardice and lies  BakedAtAMileHigh   Jun-10-10 08:58 AM   #79 
  - No. We shot a MEXICAN at the border.  Iggo   Jun-10-10 09:29 AM   #92 
  - Why do I get the feeling that this is just the beginning?  Javaman   Jun-10-10 09:50 AM   #93 
  - Because the rhetoric has been going on for some time--and it's made the BP  blondeatlast   Jun-10-10 01:15 PM   #100 
  - That's it! The IDF is completely out of control!  eppur_se_muova   Jun-10-10 02:50 PM   #103 
  - The video shows that no rocks were thrown  IndianaGreen   Jun-10-10 06:57 PM   #109 
  - Was the kid brown? Oh he was?  arcadian   Jun-11-10 11:44 AM   #113 
  - .  Guy Whitey Corngood   Jun-11-10 12:00 PM   #114 
  - >  JonLP24   Jun-11-10 08:30 PM   #118 
 

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