“Eye for an eye terrorism” is not the Answer

This blog can be very critical of police, both locally and nationally. Unfortunately, whether through negligence or malice, many citizens in the US are unjustifiably killed by the police. This is especially egregious given that minorities seem to be being killed at a much higher percentage than white Americans.
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Wenjian Liu and Rafael Ramos

However, the “Middle Eastern eye for an eye style” assassination of two (non-white) police officers in New York shows the horrific side of some peoples justified anger. Revenge killing or taking “an eye for an eye” is not the answer. In fact, it’s domestic terrorism and anyone professing to agree with that kind of cowardly act is only helping to increase the problems and the continued militarization of our police force. Killing people, just because of the uniform they wear, isn’t justified or an anyway okay.

 

There are institutional problems with policing to be sure. The protests in New York, D.C., and around the country, Editorials, LTE’s and ranting on a blogs like we do, is helping to bring notice of the issues.   Bringing awareness and putting pressure on the politicians and police is the way in which to help create the changes that are needed. Violence against police is not the answer.

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The actions by that individual in New York were despicable. Our hearts go out to the families of those slain officers, and we are thankful for the good officers that go out and put their lives on the line to keep us safe. There are true heroes among the ranks of those in uniform. Changes need to be made, but we’re sure the community minded officers throughout the US feel the same way. Violence will only bring us backwards, and anyone professing that is viable the way to end police violence is out of their freakin’ mind or a liar, plain and simple.

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7 thoughts on ““Eye for an eye terrorism” is not the Answer

  1. You really need to proof read your posts. The point of your posts is sometimes lost in trying to understand them through the errors.
    And yes, violence in any form is not the answer!

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  2. Well when you have the president,the att general, sharpton ,mayor of new york,msnbc,cnn and the liberal media telling you how bad cops are and how racist all cops are for months what did people expect to happen. These instigaters have blood on there hands and should be charged accordingly.Remeber how the teas party was portrayed by the same group of nation deviders. Fact of the matter is 93% of blacks are killed by other blacks do you here the president addressing that issue? no you dont because addressing that doesnt devide the country and gain liberals votes.extremely sickening what the liberals are doing to this country. Justice department went and stoked furgesson fire sent 50 investigaters to investigate ,doing press conferences daily about how racist the cops are. Have you seen that report on furgesson shooting? no you havnt, why you must ask, The only reason the justice department hasnt released it is because it found also that it was a justified shooting and they want the fire to keep burning instead of releasing it and calming tension there they just keep stoking fire.

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    • Wow. You honestly state the ‘liberals’ are trying to “divide this country’?? Seriously? Did you ever hear of Karl Rove, Dick Cheney, or Fox ‘News’?
      Buddy- the medias only has one agenda; BUCKS.
      But like most cons I know, you would rather blame your precious little problems on half your neighbors, while doing nothing! to make the world better. (Much like Fox)!

      Quit blaming all your precious little problems on myths.

      Heres a cool idea; Read. Learn. You might like it.

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    • Thankfully, others who are paid to do this have pre-butted your argument, knowing it was coming.

      Please read this.

      http://www.motherjones.com/kevin-drum/2014/12/lets-blame-conservatives-all-killings-theyre-responsible

      He ends with this… “Maybe we can’t do any of those things. Maybe lots of people support lots of things, and we can’t twist that generalized support into blame for maniacs who decide to take up arms for their own demented reasons. Maybe that’s a better idea after all.”

      Also, you might want to look at and try to explain the racially biased stats from wealth inequality to incarceration rates to, when we have them, those killed by law enforcement – to ignore that race is a factor is to have one’s head in the sand – deliberately.

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  3. Thank you for this post. It’s needed.

    One quible. Was it necessary to call out the Middle East specifically for “eye for eye”. Not sure what was meant by that.

    Quick wiki did not elucidate. Seems to have roots in all three of the major Abrahamic religions.

    Having said that, thanks again for the post.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eye_for_an_eye

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    • All 3 of the main Abrahamic religions are founded on Judaic beliefs which evolved in a very harsh region of the Middle East. Islamic rules are even harsher than Judaic, but with possible admittance to heaven. Christianity, which flourished in a gentler European landscape, softened them with the possibility of redemption and admittance to heaven. Judaism and Islam are both more about revenge than forgiveness. American Christians (at least) seem schizophrenic, claiming to be followers of Jesus whose primary message was love and forgiveness but who want revenge every bit as much as the worst Islamic terrorist.

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  4. OPJ: I don’t disagree with the broad strokes. I will quibble again though. We are privy to a view of Islam that has gone through filters. When I go to the Islamic countries of my parents I see and experience a different culture than what I come to know of Islam from living here.

    It’s as if the rest of the world would define us through what they see in their news and the big screen. It’s a bit off. So it’s difficult to make grand pronouncements based on headlines. Those headlines are a tip of an iceberg of humanity.

    I would like to say how wonderful the fundamental concept of forgiveness is and that is something that our culture’s current understanding of Christianity is blessed to experience.

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