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Re: “A real mayor

OAN... Zachariah is a robot. Yep, definitely a robot

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Posted by Ryan D. Davis on 12/03/2018 at 12:45 PM

Re: “A real mayor

"He stood up to Johnny Key and Governor Hutchinson's efforts to destroy the Little Rock School District with charter schools. He lost his job for it." . . . Yeah, I guess that tired narrative would be more convincing/Kurrus would be more than a manufactured hero if he was anything more that an interim appointee/THE choice of the usurpers, in an ill-conceived takeover - in the first place. Kurrus said ONLY what folks like Sen. Elliott, Dr. Anika Whitfield and the LREA was ALREADY saying about charter school encroachment...He was relieved from a position that he had to get a waiver (talk about privilege) to qualify for; a position that he was only going to have in the interim. I might feel more inclined to hear this hero narrative IF Kurrus was a career Ed. admin. who staked an actual career on this. Folks certainly will lower the bar for CERTAIN folks.

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Posted by Ryan D. Davis on 12/03/2018 at 12:37 PM

Re: “Later today: More on the matter of Judge Wendell Griffen

So, to be sure, they are arguing (& gofer...excuse me golfer too) that a publicly expressed anti-death penalty stance makes him incapable of ruling whether or not the state deceptively obtained and are holding illegally, drugs

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Posted by Ryan D. Davis on 04/26/2017 at 7:23 PM

Re: “Lee's lawyer writes about executed man's last hours

We don't have a hell to send anyone to. . . I am redeemed by God despite what I have ever done/been.

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Posted by Ryan D. Davis on 04/21/2017 at 3:50 PM

Re: “Weighing justice

Conservative Arkansas, the conspirators and murderers of James Chaney, Michael Schwerner and Andrew Goodman were never convicted of murder. . .duh. Yeah sure, LOL, it's Obama's fault for being black and offending the sensibilities of racists.

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Posted by Ryan D. Davis on 08/10/2016 at 11:56 AM

Re: “Bill and black lives

I totally get that Gene Lyons is an FOB and an FOH. I also get that he is a white man of a certain age. I don't get why he insists on being wrong. I suppose if he had waited a day or so (perhaps past deadline) he would know that the people who interrupted former Pres. Clinton, were NOT in fact BLM activist. A minor point in the whole scheme of things but also evidence of the fact that the white male dominated media is yet still fine with labeling Black people ("Others" in general) however they see fit, whatever fits the narrative. No research necessary into who these people were; just some uninformed loudmouth BLM Negroes, a prop in the white man's burden tragedy.
It was Bill Clinton who said before the NAACP that "I signed a bill that made the problem worse . . .And I want to admit it.” A Government Accountability Office report in 2005 estimated that the 1994 crime bill resulted in 88,000 additional police officers between 1994 and 2001, and that the influx of new police officers resulted in “modest” drop in crime. Modest. A study by the Brennan Center for Justice in 2015 found that, “Incarceration has been declining in effectiveness as a crime control tactic since before 1980. Since 2000, the effect of increasing incarceration on the crime rate has been essentially zero.” There’s no question that by the early 1990s, blacks wanted an immediate response to the crime, violence and drug markets in their communities. But even at the time, many were asking for something different from the crime bill. Calls for tough sentencing and police protection were paired with calls for full employment, quality education and drug treatment, and criticism of police brutality. None of that was forthcoming in a Clinton administration more intent on proving to white people that he was tough on the negro problem.
And how is the fact that SOME of the Black people in Congress voted for the 94 bill validate it for Black people in general? Robert Scott (a Black Congressman . . .gasp!) didn't vote for it. In fact Rep. Scott pointed out that "The bill allocated federal funds for up to 75 percent of the cost of new prisons, defined 60 new capital offenses, constricted inmates’ access to higher education and introduced 100,000 more police officers. Less than a quarter of the funding went to prevention programs." We could go on. But why? this explains it all: http://www.arktimes.com/arkansas/race-bait…. I will say this much, I don't fully get the connection to Hillary Clinton, and I choose to take her at her word about the regrets. I also understand that the Clintons can be rather thin skinned. But who in hell thought that they should not face tough questions in a campaign for President?

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Posted by Ryan D. Davis on 04/14/2016 at 12:08 AM
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