KrytenKoro wrote:This is an outrageous claim to make. I'm hoping you have some pretty strong evidence for this beyond the mere perception of "I don't remember frequently seeing (my kind of) people gunned down in the street in broad daylight." Confirmation bias of the highest order.leady wrote:because by and large people don't get gunned down in the street in broad daylight.
Yeah, there are several other cases just in the past few weeks of white cops shooting unarmed black civilians. It is admittedly not always in the street in broad daylight, though. Sometimes it's in a car during a traffic stop. Other times it's in a store and the murder victim was "armed" with a toy gun or a BB gun (while white people walk around Target with openly carried rifles and no one bats an eye). Sometimes it's evening or night time.
And sometimes the unarmed black men killed by police are choked or tased to death instead of being shot, so I guess there's also that.
Ferguson has just gotten more press than the others because the cops there rolled up on protestors more heavily equipped (and more poorly trained to use said equipment) than real soldiers entering a war zone, and then the situation escalated as anyone with a pair of brain cells to rub together could have predicted.