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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:15 am
 


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Former Chicago police officer Howard Morgan, who was shot 28 times by white officers while he was off duty in 2005, was sentenced to 40 years in prison in regards to that incident.

Morgan was a police officer for the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Line. He was off-duty, when he was pulled over the Chicago police for driving the wrong way on a one-way street.

Accounts of what transpired next vary depending on the source. The officers said Morgan opened fire with his service Glock 9mm when they tried to arrest him.

The officers shot at him 21 times in the back and 7 in the chest. Morgan allegedly injured one office in the shootout.

Morgan's wife believed the incident was racially motivated.


http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/324659/ ... tenced.htm

I am somewhat surprised that the mainstream media has shown little to no interest in this story. The incident took place on the anniversary that Malcolm X was assassinated. I have difficulty dismissing that as a mere coincidence.

I also find it hard to believe that a off duty police officer would open fire on four other cops regardless of how intoxicated they happened to be.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:22 am
 


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I am somewhat surprised that the mainstream media has shown little to no interest in this story. The incident took place on the anniversary that Malcolm X was assassinated. I have difficulty dismissing that as a mere coincidence.

I also find it hard to believe that a off duty police officer would open fire on four other cops regardless of how intoxicated they happened to be.

So you find it more likely that 4 racist police officers just decided to go out and try an kill a black man driving a car, to commemorate the death of Malcolm X?

Maybe you should read more on the case before coming to decision. http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Ju ... 03455.html


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 3:36 am
 


Guy_Fawkes wrote:
SivVulk wrote:
I am somewhat surprised that the mainstream media has shown little to no interest in this story. The incident took place on the anniversary that Malcolm X was assassinated. I have difficulty dismissing that as a mere coincidence.

I also find it hard to believe that a off duty police officer would open fire on four other cops regardless of how intoxicated they happened to be.

So you find it more likely that 4 racist police officers just decided to go out and try an kill a black man driving a car, to commemorate the death of Malcolm X? :?


Considering he was originally found not guilty of numerous counts including firing his weapon it is difficult to believe that the prosecution had much of a case the first time around and just because four white officers were involved does not mean that all four had to be racist.


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SivVulk wrote:
I am somewhat surprised that the mainstream media has shown little to no interest in this story. The incident took place on the anniversary that Malcolm X was assassinated. I have difficulty dismissing that as a mere coincidence.


That statement obviously shows you feel it was racially motivated.

I can't find enough evidence here telling me if he is or isn't guilty, so playing armchair judge at this point is a little much.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:52 am
 


If the white cops just opened fire on him, how was he able to pull his weapon and return fire to "almost kill" one of the white officers. Seems much more likely he shot first.


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If the white cops just opened fire on him, how was he able to pull his weapon and return fire to "almost kill" one of the white officers. Seems much more likely he shot first.

Really hard to say since everything is hazy, even the "Shot 28 times," doesn't go into detail if he was shot at 28 times or if he was actually hit 28 with debris and bullets.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 8:57 am
 


SivVulk wrote:

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/324659/ ... tenced.htm

I am somewhat surprised that the mainstream media has shown little to no interest in this story. The incident took place on the anniversary that Malcolm X was assassinated. I have difficulty dismissing that as a mere coincidence.

I also find it hard to believe that a off duty police officer would open fire on four other cops regardless of how intoxicated they happened to be.


Why is it a race issue?

Perhaps black people should be just as outraged when a black man kills another black man. Something that happens on mass every single day in the USA.

This "outrage" that we see when things like this happen is misplaced.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 10:59 am
 


Gosh golly, there's no real reason for the black folks in the US to ever feel threatened by white people at all. Is there? :roll:


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Gosh golly, there's no real reason for the black folks in the US to ever feel threatened by white people at all. Is there? :roll:


And black people never kill white people?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:30 am
 


Never said it doesn't happen. And I also never came across with a "what's the big deal, get over it" attitude like you did.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:34 am
 


Note to self:

If you don't want a dangerous altercation with the police, don't drive the wrong way on a one-way street.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 11:38 am
 


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Never said it doesn't happen. And I also never came across with a "what's the big deal, get over it" attitude like you did.


Perhaps you should.

This isn't news.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:01 pm
 


Nitpick: Why is one a black "cop" and the other a white "officer"? Don't the words mean the same thing?


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 4:14 pm
 


How the hell did he survive 8O

Now we'll have to wait for his rap album to debut.

Curtis Fifty Cent Jackson and Howard Morgan sing Eric Claptons greatest hits including that timeless classic:

"I shot the Sherriff". :roll:


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2012 5:07 pm
 


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And black people never kill white people?


According to our media in the USA no such thing ever happens. Criminals might kill people, but it'd be racist to identify any criminals as being black. It's okay to call them white but don't go calling them black...even if that's what they are.

As absurd as that sounds I can't tell you how many times we have crimes in Sacramento and the media refuse to identify the race of the assailant. Anymore it's just assumed that if the media won't say what race the perp was then the perp must have been black.


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