Flutterby™! : "an ordinary black guy"

Next unread comment / Catchup all unread comments User Account Info | Logout | XML/Pilot/etc versions | Long version (with comments) | Weblog archives | Site Map | | Browse Topics

"an ordinary black guy"

2017-06-27 16:57:18.838365+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Washington Post: A black off-duty cop tried to help stop a crime. Another officer shot him:

Tate said the incident was a case of “a black professional, in law enforcement, himself being shot and treated as an ordinary black guy on the street. This is a real problem.”

I'm... I'm... I'm fucking speechless. Yeah, how dare this guy's client be treated like "... an ordinary black guy on the street." He's behind the Blue Wall, he shouldn't just be shot like an ordinary citizen. I mean, what are cops coming to when they can't tell their own from an ordinary black guy.

Holy shit.

[ related topics: Law Current Events Law Enforcement ]

comments in ascending chronological order (reverse):

#Comment Re: "an ordinary black guy" made: 2017-06-28 11:50:53.940619+00 by: DaveP

See below which was taken from here. Sarcasm doesn't transcribe well.

Nick Malinowski (@nwmalinowski): Attorney for black cop shot by white colleagues can't believe his client was shot at like an "ordinary black guy"

https://www.washingtonpost.com...lack-off-duty-cop-tried-to-help- stop-a-crime-another-officer-shot-him/?utm_term=.2132800f163b https://twitter.com/nwmalinows...tatus/879702671485161473/photo/1

Vs. (@JFD8): @nwmalinowski The lawyer is African-American, and his comments drip with disdain as he says it. This video didn't translate well in transcription.

Nick Malinowski (@nwmalinowski): Additional comments from the attorney here http://fox2now.com/2017/06/22/...unded-by-fellow-cop-in-shootout/

#Comment Re: "an ordinary black guy" made: 2017-06-28 12:25:19.853062+00 by: Dan Lyke


#Comment Re: "an ordinary black guy" made: 2017-07-04 23:54:03.538167+00 by: TheSHAD0W

The details of the incident remind me of another incident a few years ago where two cops stopped a car with a young man in it; one cop yelled "don't move", the other yelled "get out of the car", he reached for the seat belt and was shot.

Add your own comment:

(If anyone ever actually uses Webmention/indie-action to post here, please email me)

Format with:

(You should probably use "Text" mode: URLs will be mostly recognized and linked, _underscore quoted_ text is looked up in a glossary, _underscore quoted_ (http://xyz.pdq) becomes a link, without the link in the parenthesis it becomes a <cite> tag. All <cite>ed text will point to the Flutterby knowledge base. Two enters (ie: a blank line) gets you a new paragraph, special treatment for paragraphs that are manually indented or start with "#" (as in "#include" or "#!/usr/bin/perl"), "/* " or ">" (as in a quoted message) or look like lists, or within a paragraph you can use a number of HTML tags:

p, img, br, hr, a, sub, sup, tt, i, b, h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6, cite, em, strong, code, samp, kbd, pre, blockquote, address, ol, dl, ul, dt, dd, li, dir, menu, table, tr, td, th

Comment policy

We will not edit your comments. However, we may delete your comments, or cause them to be hidden behind another link, if we feel they detract from the conversation. Commercial plugs are fine, if they are relevant to the conversation, and if you don't try to pretend to be a consumer. Annoying endorsements will be deleted if you're lucky, if you're not a whole bunch of people smarter and more articulate than you will ridicule you, and we will leave such ridicule in place.

Flutterby™ is a trademark claimed by

Dan Lyke
for the web publications at www.flutterby.com and www.flutterby.net.