22 thoughts on “Cowboys And Indians

    1. Parochial Central

      How many whites die at the hands of other whites? The point here is that the servants of the people, in uniform, are doing the shooting.

    2. MoyestWithExcitement

      There’s a lot of gang related murders in deprived areas, just like here in Dublin. Now, how many of the black people you cite were murdered by other black people BECAUSE they were black?

    1. Unreconstructed

      That is debatable. Can poverty alone explain this? And if so, why are African Americans and Native Americans disproportionately poor? All things being equal does this not suggest racial issues?
      There have been a number of killings of young African American and women by law enforcement in the US recently for seemingly quite spurious reasons. There may be a wider problem there.

  1. MoyestWithExcitement

    “Can poverty alone explain this?”

    You can probably trace all other factors back to poverty.

    “All things being equal does this not suggest racial issues?”

    Of course it does, it’s just ‘black = poor’ in a lot of people’s minds. Think of all the negative stereotypes one might have of a tracksuit wearing, baseball cap wearing, pony riding young’f’la from Clondalkin. Then think of all the negative stereotypes black people have to put up with. There’s a lot of overlap.

    1. Bejayziz

      Been some studies linking it to the prevalence of single parent/fatherless families in the particular neighborhoods too, its a complex issue and i’m sure there are many reasons why, none of which are the racist police card that the media so love to throw about. From single parent families to expectation from their peers, there are many reasons why African American men and some other groups have a higher crime rate than others.

      1. MoyestWithExcitement

        “single parent/fatherless families in the particular neighborhoods too”

        That’s still a problem in a lot of white neighbourhoods. Poor ones. You need to interact with other people to do anything with your life. If everyone assumes you are a threat or dangerous, you’ll have a problem interacting with other people. Poor white people often have this problem. Affluent black people do as well. It is assumed, often subconsciously, they have a socially deprived background.

        “i’m sure there are many reasons why, none of which are the racist police card that the media so love to throw about.”

        Surely you can think of one, then?

        “From single parent families to expectation from their peers, there are many reasons why African American men and some other groups have a higher crime rate than others.”

        There’s one. It’s poverty. Black people are disproportionately poor. The poorer you are, the more likely you are to commit some sort of crime.

      2. John E. Bravo

        I for one am glad the cops have stepped up for the sake of marriage and shot those fatherless sons of bitches.

    1. ReproBertie

      As the Harris CountySheriff Ron Hickman said after a Sherriff’s deputy was murdered while filling his squad car – “We’ve heard ‘black lives matter’ and ‘all lives matter’. Well cop’s lives matter too so why don’t we drop the qualifier and just say ‘Lives matter'”.

      1. MoyestWithExcitement

        Except that ‘black lives matter’ is a response to seemingly (from their perspective) only white and cops lives mattering. ‘Black lives matter’ should have been ‘Black lives matter too’.

  2. Chris

    Whether it’s rich vs poor or racial that Americky place is still awfully segregated and they’re all such a jumpy bunch. Imagine they all were allowed to own guns, boy that could get messy. I wouldn’t want to have to clean that mess up. No sir.

    1. Parochial Central

      “Imagine they all were allowed to own guns, boy that could get messy.”

      Is it just me? #2ndAmendment.

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