We Need to Calm Down

If we need anything now, it's to stop talking and let the investigations into the tragedies of the past week move forward. After all, in the overwhelming number of big news stories, the early information is usually the least reliable, but that's the information that becomes the narrative. Then when we get contradictory evidence, it's much more difficult to alter our thinking and change our views because it doesn't reinforce the narrative. So let's calm down and stop talking across each other....

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Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg Calls Shooting of Philando Castile “Heartbreaking”

​Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Facebook, called the shooting aftermath of yet another black man gunned down by police and live-streamed on Facebook, "heartbreaking." "My heart goes out to the Castile family and all the other families who have experienced this kind of tragedy," Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post. "The images we've seen this week are graphic and heartbreaking, and they shine a light on the fear that millions of members of our community live with every day," he wrote. While...

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Off Duty Cop Chased and Pinned Pedestrian for Crossing Street

The video below was posted on Facebook by Stephen Harlowe. It shows a man in a Boston Red Sox shirt, kneeling on another man and pushing the man's head into the sidewalk. What caused the red sox man to act this violent towards the other man? The victim says he was crossing the street and in the crosswalk when the red sox man drove his car into the crosswalk, cutting him off and almost running him over. The victim said he hit the car with an umbrella and that's when Mr. Red Sox stopped his car and chased...

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Video Shows the Final Moments of Oregon Militiaman Killed by Police – Video

LaVoy Finicum was part of the militia that criminally occupied Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, a federal building in Oregon. He was later killed in a highway confrontation with police when he refused to exit the vehicle as instructed by police. The video itself isn’t graphic, though it does depict a fatal shootout: After being pulled over for his role in the criminal occupation of the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, Finicum refuses to leave his vehicle as instructed. Instead, he shouts,...

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An Emotional Antonio LeGrier Breaks Down While Talking About His Son’s Murder – Video

He called 911 looking for help with his son from the Chicago police but instead of getting that help, the father of Quintonio went on CNN today and shared his emotional story, telling the network how Chicago police shot and killed his 19 year old son over the weekend. During the CNN interview, Antonio LeGrier struggled on numerous occasions to maintain his composure, causing the CNN host to lament, “This just doesn’t feel right,” before the network broke for a commercial break. “I’m...

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Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed in Police Shooting of Quintonio LeGrier

The father of Quintonio LeGrier, the teenager fatally shot by Chicago police over the weekend, has taken legal action against the city of Chicago, CNN reports. On Monday, Antonio LeGrier filed a wrongful death lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court, alleging the officer shot his son without justification, used excessive force and failed to provide medical care as he lay bleeding on the floor. Antonio LeGrier also sued on grounds of false arrest. He is seeking damages exceeding $100,000. City...

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Tamir Rice’s Killer Goes Free – No Indictment

Twelve year old Tamir Rice is dead and gone. The little boy was shot and killed by an Ohio police officer in 2014. Today however, over a year after Rice was killed, a grand jury stated that the officer was absolutely correct and within his right to pull up on Tamir Rice and killed the boy within 3 seconds of getting on the scene. Are you really surprised? The white police officer who fatally shot Tamir Rice, an African American 12-year-old, will not face criminal charges, it was announced...

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