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Multiple Philadelphia police officers shot in standoff.

This is the second major police shooting this week. The first occurred at a California traffic stop.

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  1. Why USA does not ban gun like Australia and all the rest of the world. Because of money ! There is no democracy in USA ! All controlled by the rich.

  2. 💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔💔

  3. President Trump. Betrayed and deceived America by giving far-left Democrats everything they wanted-his Red Flag and Pre-Crime Prison and other laws violating the US constitution 1st and 2nd amendments. Trump knows there have been many staged set up faked preplanned and premeditated multiple “mass shootings’ committed or orchestrated by far left democrat dictators using tricks and heinous crimes against humanity.

  4. Police brutality in the United States, especially against African-Americans, is a bleeding wound. Despite large protests and the soothing statements of President Obama, the situation seems to be getting worse. Shocking cases of police violence keep surfacing and the inexplicable increase in such incidents point to the presence of a deep problem in American society. Regrettably, some of the horrible scenes that have drawn public attention are likely only the tip of the iceberg.

    Having lived through one of the worst epochs of racism in history, the USA has no doubt come a long way and become one of the leaders of democracy and human rights. The great achievement it has made recently culminating in the election of its first African-American president, especially after such a history, is highly commendable.

    However, all these good developments can’t mask the fact that there is still a menacing, a very deeply seated problem. This came to public attention with the horrific beating of Rodney King by five police officers. Violence perpetrated by the police against African-Americans has increased over years and now reached a boiling point. The situation is so severe now that, according to The Guardian,i one black man dies every 28 hours due to police violence across the US.

    When Rodney King was violently beaten by five police officers almost twenty years ago, his assailants were acquitted. This led to the L.A. riots of 1992, causing 53 deaths, some at the hands of police. After that, police brutality continued with even more shocking incidents, some of which are briefly mentioned below:

    Milton Hall, a 49-year-old black homeless man, was shot 46 times by what was essentially a firing squad of eight police officers. The reports stated that he was ‘armed’ with a penknife. The incident was captured on camera. No one was ever charged.ii
    Jeremy Mardis,iii a 6-year old autistic boy was killed instantly, when two police officers fired shots at his father’s car, as his father is seen in camera holding up his hands in surrender.
    Kelly Thomas, a schizophrenic homeless man, was beaten to death by police officers and his assailants were acquitted. iv
    Asthmatic Eric Garner was put in a chokehold by officers who suspected of him selling untaxed cigarettes. He died screaming, “I can’t breathe!” v
    12-year-old African-American Tamir Rice was shot twice by the police. He was holding a toy gun. vi
    Marlene Pinnock was punched repeatedly in the head by a police officer after she resisted his orders. The incident was caught on camera by a passer-by.vii
    Edgar Vargas Arzate was savagely beaten after he surrendered. He was later charged with assaulting an officer. viii
    These and other more known cases like the shooting of Michael Brown and the death of Freddie Gray in police custody, demonstrate an intense prejudice that needs to be addressed without further ado.

    Perhaps even worse, such incidents are usually kept under the wraps, covered up, and when they rarely do come to public attention, the officers involved are usually acquitted. Indeed, it is no secret that police officers are indicted in less than 1% of such incidents, while the indictment rate for private citizens is 90%.

    As one would imagine, such a disturbing trend cannot be an isolated phenomena. It is being fed by a widespread tendency in the society. Indeed, this is the case as regrettably discrimination and stereotyping are still very much alive across the country.

    It seems that such discrimination starts at pre-school: According to a report on USNews,ix black preschoolers are far more likely to be suspended than white children, while in kindergarten through the second grade, black children are three times more likely to be suspended than their white peers. In the workplace, black college graduates are twice as likely as whites to struggle to find jobs. A study even found that people with “black-sounding names” had to send out 50 percent more job applications than people with “white-sounding names” just to get a call-back. About 73 percent of whites own homes, compared to only 43 percent of blacks.

    The gap between median wealth for whites (about $91,000) compared to blacks (about $7,000) is staggering, and that gap has tripled in just the past 25 years. The median net worth of white families is about $265,000, while it was just $28,500 for blacks. A black man is three times more likely to be searched at a traffic stop, and six times more likely to go jail than a white person. If a black person kills a white person, they are twice as likely to receive the death sentence as a white person who kills a black person. Local prosecutors are much more likely to upgrade a case to felony murder if you’re black than if you’re white. Qualified black jurors are illegally turned away as much as 80 percent of the time in the jury selection process.

    Despite all these worrying numbers and facts, a substantial precaution has yet to be taken and the wound keeps bleeding ever more profusely.

    However, to the outside world, the USA seems to be a staunch defender of justice, democracy, equality, human rights and peace, so much so that it declares wars, launches military campaigns and applies sanctions to this end. This serves to create a very stark contrast to what is going on in the USA; it also creates doubts about the sincerity of its actions overseas.

    There is no doubt that the US administration is uncomfortable with the situation and is aware of its dangerous implications. And despite the fact that there are measures taken to curb the problem, they are clearly insufficient and the problem rages on. Ignoring discrimination and racism and subjecting a particular group to continuous injustice, might have catastrophic results and start a chain of events bringing the entire US society down, together with its economy. It is actually not difficult to see that the ominous protests can easily kick start this dangerous scenario.

    For this reason, it is imperative that Obama administration takes swift action, by properly acknowledging the situation. Through stricter laws that hold officers accountable, incorporating in police training strong moral principles based on the notion that every human life, regardless of ethnicity, background, faith or race, is precious, valuable and merits equally respectable treatment, and perhaps more importantly, tackling deep-running menace of the hate culture in the American society will help end this problem for good. When the solution starts with love, everything will eventually fall back into place.

    It is important that the USA, the champion of human rights and democracy remembers and rediscovers the very values that made it the superpower of the world today. Only then will its efforts for justice and democracy be more successful and only then will all of its citizens, regardless of their color, background or faith, find the happiness and justice they so truly need.

    i http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/24/racism-us-north-south-confederate-flag
    ii http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/watch-shocking-video-eight-white-4527217
    iii https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Jeremy_Mardis
    iv http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/23/police-brutality-michael-brown_n_5700970.html
    v http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/07/18/nypd-chokehold-death_n_5599252.html
    vi https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Tamir_Rice
    vii http://www.cbsnews.com/news/marlene-pinnock-settlement-beating-california-highway-patrol-daniel-andrew/
    viii http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/08/23/police-brutality-michael-brown_n_5700970.html
    ix http://www.usnews.com/news/blogs/at-the-edge/2015/05/06/institutional-racism-is-our-way-of-life

  5. Black supremacists at it again

  6. The leading cause of death for police officers in the U.S. is SUICIDE!

    Should we take their weapons away too??? 🤔🤯🤔

  7. This is just another example of a screwed up individual doing some really bad shit!
    HOWEVER, the mayor saying he’s “A little angry about someone having all that weaponry and all that firepower” and him saying he’ll “get to that another day” should be a warning to anyone who gives af about their 2nd amendment rights. Stock up and hide that shit while you can, before the media causes anymore of a shitstorm than they already have, sparking demands for stricter gun control, or worse, all based on FEAR and more importantly, solely because it was 6 POLICE OFFICERS who were S H O T, B U T N O T K I L L E D!! The 2nd amendment doesn’t limit the amount of guns and ammunition we’re allowed to have. But I can see that changing in the near future; and I believe the Philadelphia mayor is implying just that. Thankfully I don’t live there, but we all know how different cities and states like to jump on the bandwagon when one city or state passes controversial legislation.
    FYI, I am not downplaying what happened. However, it’s important to put it into perspective and to look at the PERSON responsible, NOT the guns that person used. #GunsDontKillPeople People kill people!

    On a lighter, side not, “holed up” is an idiom I haven’t seen in a while. Lol

  8. Now we all know why Trump wants to build the wall; the Democrats call him racist. How drugs come all the way from Mexico border to Philadelphia? How come every Drug dealer in American owns a gun? If the Phili Police knew he was hiding in the building, they should have waited till he came out then arrest him? Something is not right.

  9. Free Kashmiri. Save humanity

  10. Yes !!! ❤❤❤ love cops getting killed. Even more when they screaming for they racist ass life hahahahahahahaha

  11. Watch Philadelphia police officers spray fake blood on each other during yesterday's "shooting" incident. – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UrTRhmJXas

  12. Absolutely shit journalism as usual. Why were the cops there? Were they there to infringe on his Second Amendment rights? Why does a citizens right to keep and bear arms make the mayor "angry"?

  13. Yeah yeah yeah is not a gun problem ! Pffffffff

  14. It was fake, in one video you could see one cop putting fake blood on another cop the government just wants to push the gun control agenda leading to martial law 🤣

  15. This guy should have been in prison with the wrap sheet he had his record is bad. Stop letting criminals off with a slap on the wrist.

  16. My entire weapons and ammo surplus is laughing. I tell them to lighten up a little bit.. i mean damn, a big shooting standoff just happened… but they don't listen. Theyre all basically good weaponry, they just get a little silly sometimes, especially my AK47s, they start going on and on in Russian, its crazy

  17. Mayor angry his gang members were out gunned.

  18. Did the media rush to call him a Black Supremist?

  19. I live in lancaster county and this warms my heart to see 6 cops shot its just a fucken shame that 6 cops didn't die.

  20. God's gay destroying self admits he rocks girl for some reason. Isaiah 47:3. Shut up.

  21. Manchurian Candidate shooter probably reporting back to the CIA about now. Deep state will attack again and again and again unless President Trump declares Martial Law. Hopefully he still has the military. If not we're doomed.

  22. All that firepower? We’re his guns bigger and badder than the local police department?

  23. hillary would say:beautiful landscape!

  24. Drug dealer defending his turf. That seems fair to me.

  25. They should have shot him in the house.

  26. And I'm supposed to be sorry for the wounded pigs? The Pigs murder, molest and brutalize the public with complete impunity. Maybe this is karma… killedbypolice.net

  27. I live 3 blocks away nowhere near 100 shots stop making shit up & STOP with the gun control BULLSHIT!

  28. Thats what they get for serving drug warrants for the mofos that bring in the drugs in the first place.. People know whats up, cops need to catch up on to whats going on..

  29. Make guns ilegal, that will solve your problems

  30. God,that is really devestating!!!😣💔👎

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