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Just when you thought things couldn’t get worse for Dallas Cowboys fans. It seems we only just came to terms with having to suffer watching the Cowboys defense last season, one of the worst team defenses in history, We now have to contemplate just how bad things could get now that Orlando Scandrickhas been suspended four games after he tested positive…
What can you be expected to do, when you are trapped between two forces of equally ill intent? How can you expect to survive, when you are trapped amongst lions, depending on wolves for protection? Forget prosperity. Don’t even think about flourishing. We are talking survival…and how much of a long shot that it is for some people in America.
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We all know life is not fair; people bend the rules all the time. We see it in all aspects of life. Some politicians cheat to get elected, that is not the sum of politics. Thieves steal money they haven’t earned, that is not the sum of economics. Some athletes take steroids to gain the competitive advantage on the playing field, that is not the sum of sports. In fact, the vast majority of…
- 3 months ago
Big Krit is powering right on through 2014. Mt. Olympus hits hard and is being billed as the lead single for his upcoming studio album “CADILLACTICA” which is set to release this summer. He is still a mostly one man band, writing, producing and recording the bulk of his material but he has opened the doors to allow some other great…
I don’t know if I pity this man or not, it seems that often when our peers come into millions of dollars and unfathomable wealth, we automatically put them on a pedestal that they often do not deserve. Smith has shown himself to be a complete nitwit, at the very least, very emotionally disturbed. His story is made all the more amazing simply because he is somewhat of a hero to millions of sports…
- 5 months ago
- 6 months ago
I just gotta ask: exactly how cowardly ARE all of these racist, armed White men?
Literally, from "dehumanizing stares" from a 14yr old teen
to loud music, to seeking help after an accident, to walking towards someone or even just walking away from someone…racists and gun creeps™ (particularly in Florida) all seem to be trigger happy & afraid of their own damn shadows
I can almost guarantee you that the Black jurors are in a state of disbelief that they are having to fight tooth & nail to explain to the other jurors that, no, there really was no good reason for Michael Dunn’s drive by shooting and, no, loud music actually isn’t a life threatening situation. I really hope that they don’t tire out and give in like B-29 aka “Maddy” did
A hung jury will give the state a second shot at Dunn (although, twice now, in two Stand Your Ground cases, Angela Corey and her prosecution team have flatly refused to openly address what’s at the very heart of this case: abject racism. Dancing around Dunn’s proven hatred of Black people is beyond problematic. It’s infuriatingly frustrating, and it may cause a miscarriage of justice just as it did in the Zimmerman trial…but avoiding attacking Dunn as a racist is actually no different—at all—than how waayyy too many non-Black Americans tend to treat racism IRL: by not talking about it and pretending it isn’t at play. I’m no lawyer, but if Angela Corey and the state of Florida can prosecute & imprison Marissa Alexander for firing a warning shot into a wall without actually injuring anyone, then they also could have charged Michael Dunn with a hate crime)
Existing while Black should not be a legally sanctioned reason to be murdered in cold blood and this needs to stop
I hope Jordan Davis and his family get the justice they all deserve
Closing thought: don’t avoid jury duty
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