Enquiring Minds

Targeting of African-American's by Law Enforcement...

Submitted by CatWhisperer on Sun, 10/02/2016 - 20:55

One report too many, one more African-American life lost, one more family grieving, one more community outraged… We've seen it ALL TOO OFTEN recently. With me, the last straw was the following report that came up on the RSS feeds Sunday, October 2, 2016. This RSS entry resulted in the start of this book, because of the reasons stated.

This is a topic where, IMHO, one has to tread with respect, but also without fear for the benefit of our society.

So are law enforcement officers just targeting African-Americans for extra-judicial justice or is the news media just focusing on law enforcement shootings of African-Americans? Don't police shoot individuals of different ethnicities and races every day across the country? The actual answer from this source is “At least 8,882 civilians have been killed by police since 9/11.” (MintPress News) That's approximately 1.6 civilian shootings by police per day in 

Enquiring Minds Want To Know...

Submitted by CatWhisperer on Sun, 10/02/2016 - 18:10

This book results from an idea that I just had, which will be covered on the first book page of this set. The idea is that there are forces at work that would love for the United States to go down the path of Rome, with the quickness. Sometimes I get to wondering about what is and isn't reported, and the agenda (or lack thereof) behind such reporting. Is it just clickbaiting, or is there actually an agenda, whether nefarious or not? Not everything we read on the Internet, on TV, in the newspapers, or on this site for that matter, is absolutely true and factual. Be very cautious of what you believe that's stated online, a'la Zen and the Art of Debunkery. As I regularly caution with respect to images seen online (especially related to Facebook providing funds based on clicks, unicorns, Chupacabra, Sasquatch, and UFOs). So with that in mind, one final report broke the proverbial camel's back and we're here holding forth on our soapbox…