Skip to comments.NOPD Victim: It's Not Racism
Posted on 10/11/2005 5:38:08 PM PDT by georgiadevildog
Of course, the media just can't wait for Davis to claim racism, because that would incite another controversy that they could probably find a way to blame on President Bush, so that's the first question out of their grubby little mouths. Davis's response?
"I hold no animosity against anyone. I want to thank the new police chief for his quick action. I really do."
And regarding the issue of racism, Davis's lawyer says this:
"I know there is a big temptation to go there, but my client firmly believes that is not what is involved here."
I want to give Mr. Davis a huge round of applause and a kudos from the whole civilized world. In the age of race warlords like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton, it's refreshing to know that there is somebody out there who gets it. What is "it"? "It" is that it's not always about race. Not everything bad that happens to black people is because they are black. Sometimes, life just sucks, no matter what color you are. In this case, it was probably a product of some miscommunication and some very stressed, emotionally depleted, overworked police officers.
Thank goodness for people like Mr. Davis. Now if we could just get the Jacksons and Sharptons of the world to shut the hell up, maybe we'd get somewhere. I suspect that will never happen. They'll probably have a loudspeaker made into their tombstones so they can complain that all their flowers are white.
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Al and Jessie are deeply saddened.
I'm not sure I'd go that far. They blew it--yes. But they have been under extreme duress for over a month now, and they were undoubtedly at their breaking point. There's no telling what they've faced following Katrina, and they were probably a little trigger-happy because of it.
I'd say a short term of suspension without pay, lots of training in "necessary force", and of course, monetary retribution to cover the man's medical expenses.
I'd hate to make excuses for police behaving this way for no apparent reason. Makes you wonder what happens off camera if they are so bold as to do this knowing it was being filmed.
I just don't think police like this are an asset to the force.
Why doesnt anybody ever get angry with the photographers of these sorts of things, they are as much a part of it as the police for standing there and just watching it. At the minimum the they could alert the police they have a camera, which would be enough to deture any over use of restraint, so are they not accomplices?
Have you even seen the video? The AP journalist with the camera shows one of the officers his credentials and says he's working, and the cop shoves him around, curses him out and tells him to go home. Displaying the camera didn't help, at least not in this situation.
"Have you even seen the video? "
No guess didn't see that part, in that case the journalist did his part.
It's a valid point you make; it just didn't happen to apply to this NOPD situation.
'Course, I been banged in the head a buncha times...
Maybe it wasn't racism, but it sure was brutality. Whatever made them do that?
I'm normally on the side of the police (because I have family members who are officers, if nothing else) and I thought they were perfectly justified (and non-racist) in the Rodney King episode. But this just amazed me and I can't even begin to imagine why they did this. If this guy wins bucks, he deserves them.
I thought that too. We are probably right . It must pain them to see this man NOT use the race card.
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