Shanique Smith's past comments

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    Shanique Smith

    Let's take a closer look at the Ferguson police department.

    Justin Cosma, was transferred to Ferguson after hog-tying and injuring a twelve-year-old child who was in his driveway checking the mailbox; http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/24/justin-cosma-ferguson-police_n_5705409.html

    Dan Page was transferred to Ferguson after he publicly declared his hatred for Blacks, among other groups;

    Eddie Boyd III faced allegations of hitting children. There was sufficient evidence to support the allegation that he struck a 12-year-old girl in the head with a pistol. The St. Louis police chose to** demote him**. He was transferred to Ferguson under questionable circumstances.

    Then we have officer Wilson who joined the Ferguson police after the city council in nearby Jennings disbanded the police department and brought in new officers over three years ago because of the poor relationship between cops and residents.

    What are the implications here? Mostly whacko cops are placed at Ferguson police department.

    This will tear at your heart. Watch at your own risk.

    http://www.ocregister.com/video/v/1628003509001/crime-fullerton-government

    This will open your eyes:

    http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/highlight/father-whose-unarmed-son-shot-by-police-10-years-ago-reflects-on-ferguson/53f261c078c90abf87000550?cn=tbla

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    Shanique Smith

    @bass4funk I'm not a denier. I am a realist.** Sensenotsocommon**, provided you with a credible enough link above. Here is it again.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/bill-quigley/fourteen-examples-of-racib658947.html

    I tried not to let ethnicity factor into my previous comments on other threads, but now it would be almost impossible seeing that the caption is 'race' related. Citizen on citizen crime is somewhat different for me. All my previous comments were made condemning a police officer who should have acted differently from a civilian. He is supposed to be trained in using techniques to de-escalate a situation. Not escalating it, because he knows whatever happens he will not be in any 'hot water'. The Ferguson police's vocabulary seem to be limited to "freeze" and "I'll kill you." Where is the psychological training? Cursing and calling the individual derogatory names? The incident should not have been escalated pass the car scene. The Ferguson police seem to think they are above the law, so they act in whichever way they please.

    Here is one example why I didn't condemn the officer based on ethnicity: http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/highlight/father-whose-unarmed-son-shot-by-police-10-years-ago-reflects-on-ferguson/53f261c078c90abf87000550?cn=tbla

    Why didn't they also test if the officer had drugs in his system. The youth having drugs in his system is questionable. Do you realize that the officer's report will come after most of the evidence is gathered?

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    Shanique Smith

    "Potentially, it could invite Wilson to appear...."

    Wished they could have invited Brown to appear too. People are acting as if they don't know that there is one law for Blacks and another for Whites. A lot of the crimes Blacks are charged for would have been overlooked if the person was White. The Blacks have already committed a crime, just for being Black. Many will scuff at the remark, but it is the truth.

    Therefore, when crime statistics are quoted, it's quite meaningless to me. How many of those charged are falsely charged? What was the least of these 'crimes'?

    In regards to the Ferguson shooting, if the witnesses were speaking on behalf of the police officer, most of the commenters here would not be talking about contradictions in story. They would argue to the point that all the evidence smoothly blended in. The police contradicted themselves as to whether the officer knew about the shoplifting incident before the murder. Everyone accepted they made a mistake, and whatever explanations the police gave were okay.

    If it was a white youth murdered under the exact circumstances, and it was brought to the public's attention, the outcry would have been different. The youth would not have been painted in such an ugly manner. If the officer was Black and did the same thing to the white youth he would have been prosecuted already.

    After the shooting in Ferguson, the officers went and confiscated every phone and camera of people who admitted to witnessing the murder. I don't recall hearing this happening before in police shooting cases.

    If Brown was so tough, why did he run in the first place? Only to turn around and charge the bullets? The people who keep repeating this over and over need to check their psychological state of mind.

    Africa-Americans have little trust in the justice system, because it keeps failing them.

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    Shanique Smith

    Heaven forbid some of these stingy companies may have to increase the meagre wages they offer to attract more staff. I cringed when some family restaurants in my area recently advertised on their door that they had upped the wait-staff wage to 810 yen/hour. $7.80! Outrageous.

    Exactly so. There get more on welfare than at some of these places that work them to the bone.

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    Shanique Smith

    Wow!!! This really knocked me. I know there is hate for certain groups of people, but I never expected such an 'in your face', attitude by officers of the law.

    **“I personally believe in Jesus Christ as my lord savior, but I’m also a killer,” said Dan Page, a 35-year veteran of the force." **

    He said that in 2012, with a video to prove, and nothing was done about it until now? What's really going on with these Ferguson cops? They don't hide their hatred.

    They know that they are **'above the law' **so they murder and injure without a thought. How else to explain why they are never charged for obvious crimes?

    The incident on September 20, 2009, where they arrested the wrong man, is a glaring example. The innocent man was taken from his vehicle without any explanation, booked and placed in a cell. For no apparent reason he was mercilessly beaten by cops while in the cell. When the officers satisfied their thirst for blood, they then went to more closely check the identity of the man. Then lo, and behold! "We have a problem here!" Yes, they had the wrong man. The footage from the camera in the cell was mysteriously damaged.

    Instead of making it right with the man, out of utter contempt, they charged him for getting blood on their uniform. The innocent man wasn't bleeding when they accosted him, yet they sought to file claims for property damage, because they beat the man so severely they had blood all over their uniforms.

    A civil suit was filed by the man, who did a Cat Scan after the incident, which confirmed he had a concussion.. A federal magistrate ruled that the man'sinjury was 'minimis' (too minor), to warrant a finding of excessive force.

    The Ferguson cops should name themselves, 'THE UNTOUCHABLES'

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    Shanique Smith

    Funny how some people are aware of the value of their lives, but not the value of someone else's life. He should resign himself to life imprisonment.

    How people like these (plead guilty with no motive) should be sentenced: Ask him to resurrect the dead man. He can't. Life imprisonment. The guillotine, execution chair or lethal injection would contradict what I implied.

    Moral: If you cannot give life do not take it.

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    Shanique Smith

    @ Frungy

    Looking at the locations they start about 20cm apart, decreasing to about 10cm, in a rising patter from right forearm to the right eye showing a leftward drift. This pattern should be familiar to anyone who has been on a shooting range. The first shot hits where you intend, then the gun kicks back and rises by a about a degree (in the hands of a moderate experienced shooter - an expert can manage a tighter grouping) and the next shot is a little higher. At 10m one degree is about 18cm, which matches the wound pattern.

    Very interesting observations.

    I have never fired a gun, so I'm learning here.

    However, from your speculations, how would you account for the wound in his palm if he didn't have his hands up? Also, seeing that the teen was very tall, if his head wasn't bent forward at, at least a 70-90 degrees angle, how could he be shot in the top of the head?

    What kind of logic would you put to that?

    I'm wondering why did the officers, immediately following the shooting, went around and confiscated videos and photos? They are not state property. If videos are so important, why wasn't Wilson wearing one in the first place?

    I know the officer will walk, but not as soon as I thought. It's going to the ** grand jury**.

    Posted in: Autopsy shows Missouri teen shot 6 times, including twice in head; unrest continues

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    Shanique Smith

    *19 Japanese crew and **one Russian ** observer onboard. The vessel changed its initial course and entered Russian waters without going through the proper procedures.*

    Maybe it was taking the Russian home.

    Why would the Japanese do whaling research in waters outside their jurisdiction?

    I think Putin is petty, but the Japanese's action is questionable.

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    Shanique Smith

    **19 Japanese crew and one Russian observer onboard. The vessel changed its initial course and entered Russian waters without going through the proper procedures. ** Why would the Japanese do whaling research in waters outside their jurisdiction?

    I think Putin is petty, but the Japanese's action is questionable.

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    Shanique Smith

    @turbotsat

    That's not what KL meant by 'black company'

    I know. Was just trying to get him to look into his remark. It has a lot of connotations in it.

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    @Kabukilover

    This teacher obviously went crazy working for what amounts to something like a black company. His case is not unusual. What is unusual is the exotic way he chose to crack. Teachers who are out of their minds often crack by beating students or bullying their fellow teachers.

    A 'black company' would be a good and profitable company.

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    Shanique Smith

    I empathize with this man, but I would first, get the people out of the building.

    What are the implications for non-Japanese public school teachers?

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    Shanique Smith

    @the rougou

    Also, the robbery paints a picture of Brown's character that will likely play a part in the trial. Finally, this is an article about the robbery so what else are we supposed to talk about?

    The Ferguson police ** are **no angels.

    The incident on September 20, 2009, where they arrested the wrong man, is a glaring example. The innocent man was taken from his vehicle without any explanation, booked and placed in a cell. For no apparent reason he was mercilessly beaten.When the officers satisfied their thirst for blood, they then went to more closely check the identity of the man. Then lo, and behold! "We have a problem here." Yes, they had the wrong man.

    Instead of making it right with the man, out of utter contempt, they charged him for getting blood on their uniform. The innocent man wasn't bleeding when they accosted him, yet they sought to file claims for** property damage**, because they beat the man so severely they had blood all over their uniforms.

    http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/08/15/the-day-ferguson-cops-were-caught-in-a-bloody-lie.html

    These are mostly the same police officers, with whom Wilson now works. They are prone to using excessive force.

    Posted in: Police allege Missouri teen robbed store before fatal shooting

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    Shanique Smith

    Of the nearly 770,000 violent interracial crimes committed every year involving blacks and whites, blacks commit 85 percent and whites commit 15 percent. Blacks commit more violent crime against whites than against blacks. Forty-five percent of their victims are white, 43 percent are black, and 10 percent are Hispanic.

    Whites are 6 times as likely to be murdered by another white person as by a black person; and overall, the percentage of white Americans who will be murdered by a black offender in a given year is only 2/10,000ths of 1 percent (0.0002).

    Any given black person is 2.75 times as likely to be murdered by a white person as any given white person is to be murdered by an African American.

    Whites are 5 times more likely to lie (commit perjury) than any other race.

    Posted in: Autopsy shows Missouri teen shot 6 times, including twice in head; unrest continues

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    Shanique Smith

    What kind of god those militants serve? How can one kill so heartlessly, for selfish gains? I wonder what kind of brainwashing westerners go through that they could join such an organization?

    I particularly wonder what is the mindset of that masked British guy who stood over Foley, as he said his last words.

    Their god supports kidnapping a person then demand a ransom, and if that random is not paid execute him/her?

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    Shanique Smith

    How can an officer who belongs to a police force where 96% of the officers are white have a sullied record in a community where 67% of the people are Blacks? Even if statements were given they would have never been logged.

    The county autopsy was the first autopsy done and all they said was the teen was shot. Why? Because they are trying to use the autopsy result to concoct a plausible story.

    You are telling me, this mean teen socked the poor officer in the face, and almost shot him, and this officer did not feel threatened enough to call for backup before pursuing the threat? A 'trained' cop of six years....hmmm.

    What I can tell you is that one of the officer's crony is suffering from a bruised fist. Maybe not so bad seeing that eleven days have passed since.

    This from one of the witnesses: Ms Crenshaw said that police had her footage after confiscating her phone following the shooting. I hope it is not altered. She should be able to say if the officer’s face was battered.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2728166/Video-shows-cop-shot-Michael-Brown-pacing-lifeless-body-immediately-firing-six-shots-teen.html#ixzz3B3Af4voh

    Now back to reasoning. For the teen to get a shot at the top of his head, his head would have had to been bent at a particular angle. According to the independent autopsy report, he also had a shot to his right palm . A shot in the top of the skull, as shown in the autopsy, and the bullet in the palm, indicates someone, either standing or kneeling, head held down in submission, and hands in the air....surrendering.

    The friend of the officer wasn't there. How is she then treated as a witness? The officer told his wife/girlfriend a story. The wife/girlfriend then told her girlfriend. What other story could the friend tell the radio station? The officer had enough time to think out what he would say.

    Anyway, according to the friend, and I quote,

    "Brown pushed him back in and punched him in the face, and then reached for his gun. The two tussled, Brown had the gun pointed at Wilson’s hip, but Wilson pushed it away before it went off in the car."

    ("Brown had the gun pointed at Wilson’s hip") Was Brown's fingerprints found on the gun? Where is that gun in question? Is it missing? Why even that confirmation hasn't come out? What you hear is that someone said it happened, with nothing to substantiate the claim.

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    @ tubotsat

    THAT is what Brown was shot for, not jaywalking, not strong-arm robbery. The robbery and jaywalking were part of the escalation ending in fatal shooting but were not the final event resulting in shooting. According to state law the shooting was justified, even if Brown was running away, as he had just committed a serious violent felony and was trying to escape. Multiple posters are ignoring all that when they say "executing for jaywalking!" or "executed for stealing a box of cigars!" Because they DO have access to the information that says he was shot for assaulting an officer and trying to get his gun.

    From Kuya 808's post: Actually, at 10:00 am on August the 10th. (the day after the shooting incident) St. Louis County Police Chief Joe Belmar stated in a news conference that Mr. Brown physically assaulted the officer in question and during the struggle reached for the officer's gun. One shot was fired inside the police vehicle followed by more shots outside the vehicle.

    You stated all of that as if they were ** facts**. The preliminary autopsy report said there were no signs of struggle on the body. What you are saying then is that he struggled with the officer, tried to take his gun and didn't even end up with a bruise on his arm. Very credible. Hope you are not studying law.

    I think it's best to find the information you want, from a credible online source, and post the link here, than just quoting from another commenter. That will help your argument to have some clout in it.

    Posted in: Autopsy shows Missouri teen shot 6 times, including twice in head; unrest continues

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    Shanique Smith

    I have a feeling that as soon as the police release a report, a mysterious video of the whole account will appear.

    The autopsy showed there was no sign of a struggle. So why stick with that theory? Because the officer said so?

    The witnesses' accounts are true. The officer grabbed the youth from within the car. The teen pulled away and ran (he knew he had stolen something and thought the officer knew).

    He ran away while verbally back lashing at the police's verbal abuse. The police was infuriated, He got out of the vehicle and pursued the teen telling him to freeze. The teen kept running. The police pulled out his gun and began firing.

    The teen kept running, when suddenly a bullet hit the inside of his right arm (because of his arm movement when running). He then realized in a flash that the police was dead serious. He then turned around in complete surrender, but the police continued shooting hitting him three more times, one going through the right palm.

    The teen then dropped to his knees arms still up and head bent in full submission, totally harmless. The officer in his blind rage kept shooting and so fired that fatal shot, piercing the apex of the teen's skull. The teen drew his last breath and slumped forward on his face in the street, to be no more. Another life senselessly snuffed out.

    Posted in: Police allege Missouri teen robbed store before fatal shooting

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    Shanique Smith

    'the autopsy shows that Brown was not shot while his hands were in the air in a "surrender" position. The autopsy (requested by the Brown family) supports the officers' description of the events far more than it does the witness testimony, especially that given by Brown's accomplice in the robbery.

    Where did you get that information? Check the following link: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/08/17/justice-department-autopsy-brown-ferguson/14196559/

    It's not a he says she says you say mumbo jumbo. It is what the person who conducted the autopsy says. You can't quote what the person didn't say. The question is how many shots were fired, and if one hit the underside of his arm when he lifted his arm while running away. That then would be the bullet that caused his body to shudder (as the witnesses said), and him to turn around, as he realized he could not escape. There were more than 6 shots fired, but only 6 appeared to have hit the body.

    Also, there was a wound to his palm consistent with someone surrendering. Most likely he had his hands up and head bowed, and that's when the officer fired and cracked his skull. He was taller than the cop so he must have held down his head to be shot in the apex. Those are my speculations. Really want to see the federal's autopsy.

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    Shanique Smith

    So Brown had reason to get aggressive with the cop, who (according to police) was only trying to detain Brown and his friend for walking down the middle of the street blocking traffic. Cop wound up with a head injury and hospital visit, according to police.

    Where did you read that? I have never heard of someone being detained for walking in the street. The officer should not have even been within five feet of the teen under these circumstances. Give him a warning/fine etc. but no need for detention. Which Black youth in their right senses would confront an armed White officer in a lonely street?

    Also, why should the officer be believed and not the witness? Is it White lies over Black lies? Nobody seems to be disputing what the officer said, but they are trying to discredit what the witness said.

    Anyway, the lootings put a damper on everything for me.

    Bows out.

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