NY shooting

I disagree with Al Sharpton on a lot of things.  Some times I think that he is out for himself and not the community.  So, it was no surprise to me that he was out in front on this NY shooting. 

Now, it is interesting that when you look at terrible police shootings in the last 20 – 30 years, there aren’t any White people getting shot 10, 15 or 20 times.  It isn’t that White folks can’t be foolish, ignorant and drunk/high because I see that everytime I turn on COPS. 

Diallo was shot at 41 times.  He had no weapon.  Sean Bell was shot at 50 times.  Early reports suggest that neither he nor his buddies had a weapon.  The lawyer for the Detective Endowment Association called this incident “a tradegy, but not a crime.”  I’m trying to roll with him but I don’t know.  If a guy gets shot once that’s a tradegy.  If he gets shot 10 or 15 times, well that is something different all together. 

I think that All Americans support the police.  We would like to think that the police is serving to protect all Americans but sometimes I just have to wonder what’s the deal.

Blacks and the GOP

I’m sorry but the neocons have poisoned the GOP.  There isn’t any room for moderates.  Neocons don’t believe in affirmative action or any social programs.  They don’t believe in increasing the minimum wage or universal healthcare.  No Child Left Behind was their answer to educational problems.  Simply put the GOP has not promoted one program that would help the poor and under-educated.  Not one.  So, why would Blacks and Latinos for that matter support them?