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Tue Dec 9, 2014, 12:57 AM

Our Beautiful Black Athletes Supporting #ICantBreathe.. Racists are Going to Run Out of Teams

to Support..



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Derrick Rose discusses decision to wear 'I Can't Breathe' shirt

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"I'm a parent now," Rose said. "I had a kid two years ago. It probably would have been different . I probably wouldn't have worn the shirt. But now that I'm a dad, it's just changed my outlook on life, period.

"I don't want my son growing up being scared of the police or having the thought that something like that could happen. I have a cousin, that easily could have been him (that was killed), or that easily could have been one of our relatives. It's sad that people lost their lives over that."

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Reply Our Beautiful Black Athletes Supporting #ICantBreathe.. Racists are Going to Run Out of Teams (Original post)
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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 01:01 AM

1. ..

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 01:02 AM

2. Kick!

 

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #2)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 01:09 AM

3. Mahalo SKP~ Aloha #BlackLivesMatter from Hawaii.



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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 01:15 AM

4. Bravo!

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]And I'm not even much of a sports fan, except for "supporting the home team."

K&R!



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Response to silverweb (Reply #4)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 01:25 AM

5. Neither am I, silverweb.. but, I support these Black Athletes standing up for #ICantBreathe!

I am so proud of them.. Stepping right up for Justice.. may this be just the beginning.

Mahalo~

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Response to Cha (Reply #5)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 02:13 AM

12. Amen to that!

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]More importantly, these athletes are heroes to a lot of young people, who emulate them. I'm so proud and grateful that they're standing strong against injustice and violence.



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Response to silverweb (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 02:16 AM

13. I can imagine how proud their Mamas must be! Bursting!

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Response to Cha (Reply #13)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 02:17 AM

14. Indeed.

[font color="navy" face="Verdana"]And our young people. (See edited post above after you responded.)

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Response to silverweb (Reply #12)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 02:22 AM

15. Vital point.. "More importantly, these athletes are heroes to a lot of young people, who emulate

them. I'm so proud and grateful that they're standing strong against injustice and violence."

Mahalo silverweb

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 01:38 AM

6. ..

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 01:49 AM

7. Hats off to a brave bunch of guys!

Won't be long until Adidas picks up the slogan but that's not necessarily a bad thing!





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Response to ucrdem (Reply #7)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 01:56 AM

8. I'm so proud of these guys.. I can imagine how their Mamas must feel.. bursting! We're feeling it

in Hawaii, too, ucr~



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Yeah, you never know what's next.. may it keep going and spreading the force for Justice.

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Response to Cha (Reply #8)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 08:58 PM

107. Kick for Hawaii Cares!



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Response to ucrdem (Reply #107)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 11:05 PM

114. Kick for California, too!

Mahalo, ucr~

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 01:58 AM

9. Oh well...

there's always hockey and soccer.
Oh wait--those sports are for Canadians and other non-Amurrikans and furrners.

This is the DU member formerly known as Jamaal510.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #9)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 02:01 AM

10. I love these Black Athletes standing up for Justice, Jamaal.. I'd like to see some

Caucasian bros standing up too.. that'd be great!

Thank you

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 02:08 AM

11. ..

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Tue Dec 9, 2014, 02:28 AM

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Tue Dec 9, 2014, 02:33 AM

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Tue Dec 9, 2014, 02:38 AM

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 02:40 AM

19. What does beauty have to do with this pmrotest?

 

Is an ugly arthlete not allowed to psrticipate?

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #19)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 02:49 AM

20. If you don't see the beauty in these athletes supporting #ICantBreathe.. I'm sorry.

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Response to Cha (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 08:17 AM

61. +1

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Response to Cha (Reply #20)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 11:55 PM

121. You did not answer my question..

 

Is an ugly athlete allowed to participate? Why is beauty even a part of this thread?

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #121)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 12:12 AM

122. You just want to argue.. too bad you're being obtuse.. everyone else gets it.

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Response to Cha (Reply #122)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 01:15 AM

134. I'm not being obtuse..

 

It's a serious question.

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #134)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 02:06 AM

137. It's not the outward appearance that is the beauty of these athletes.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 02:53 AM

21. ..

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 03:00 AM

22. This really means a lot!


It's everywhere and they can't stop it.

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Response to montana_hazeleyes (Reply #22)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 03:07 AM

24. It's Monumental, montana_hazeleyes!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 03:04 AM

23. This is going to be short and sweet

I had to log back in, I got cut off.

I can't breathe~





So many tears Cha.

I gotta go.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #23)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 03:12 AM

25. Their Mamas must be bursting with pride at their beautiful sons standing up for Justice, she..Hawaii

Cares, too!



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Response to Cha (Reply #25)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 03:36 AM

27. Love you!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #27)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 03:38 AM

28. Mahalo she~

Love you

G'Night

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 03:28 AM

26. ..

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Tue Dec 9, 2014, 04:08 AM

29. ..

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 04:14 AM

30. nothing more beautiful than to see

people standing proudly in their truth - speaking from their hearts.

mahalo, cha

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Response to hopemountain (Reply #30)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 04:27 AM

32. I like the way you put that, hopemountain.. sweet.. Mahalo~

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 04:23 AM

31. Love seeing those pics

hopefully soon America will run out of racists

I have a dream!





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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 04:41 AM

33. ..

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 04:47 AM

34. big kick and rec! nt

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #34)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 04:50 AM

35. A Big Thank you to you, Steve! Really good role models for our younger generation watching all this

play out..

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 05:06 AM

36. ..

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Response to Name removed (Reply #37)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 05:34 AM

38. Of course you don't.. being an idiot asshole it must be really hard to see anything worthwhile.

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Response to Cha (Reply #38)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 05:43 AM

39. sigh

HEY RACISTS, TIME TO GROW UP! BLACK LIVES MATTER, as much as YOURS.

Yes, I'm a white dude.

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Response to steve2470 (Reply #39)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 05:47 AM

40. Oh, we definitely had a poor bumbling racist on this thread.. wanting to flame out.. obviously

having nothing better to do in his life.

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Response to Name removed (Reply #47)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 07:08 AM

48. ah.....

So we have to wait a few years then ?

Good day, sir. We have nothing more to discuss.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 06:02 AM

41. ..

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Tue Dec 9, 2014, 06:22 AM

42. ..

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Tue Dec 9, 2014, 06:36 AM

43. ..

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Tue Dec 9, 2014, 06:52 AM

44. ..

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 06:53 AM

45. Are any white athletes supporting this? If not, wtf?

 

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Response to Vattel (Reply #45)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 06:36 PM

90. crossed my mind also - would be a great statement

if athletes of all colors and backgrounds stood in solidarity!

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Response to rurallib (Reply #90)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 07:45 PM

102. Yes, if only I was a professional basketball player, I would join in solidarity

 

(and I would be rich too!)

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 06:59 AM

46. I'd love to hear Harry Edwards comments on this moment

It is historical and significant.

Nice to see Jay Z in the middle of it. Time for the rest of musicians to wake up.

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Response to malaise (Reply #46)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 07:13 AM

49. It was terrific to see he added his presence to the statement. Good for all of them. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #49)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 07:30 AM

51. Hi Judi Lynn.. wanted you to see this too.. in case you didn't know.. quite sweet..


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Again. John Legend and Chrissy Tiegen provided huge dinners for thousands of protestors in NYC & Ferguson. I have so much respect for that!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #49)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 07:43 AM

55. Hi there sis

I'm really lovin' this moment.

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Response to malaise (Reply #46)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 07:22 AM

50. Yes, that would be interesting.. i just looked him up. Here's a musician and his wife standing up..


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Again. John Legend and Chrissy Tiegen provided huge dinners for thousands of protestors in NYC & Ferguson. I have so much respect for that!



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Mahalo malaise

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Response to Cha (Reply #50)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 07:44 AM

56. That is lovely

Bravo John and Chrissy

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Response to malaise (Reply #56)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 07:47 AM

58. I'm listening to the music vid now.. it's quite good.. it's got "Ferguson" in it.. written before

#ICantBreathe I think.

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Response to Cha (Reply #50)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 08:34 AM

66. That is a beautiful song.

I am glad he is adding his voice here, and the athletes as well.
An old friend on FB has surprised me with his comments on this. He said he won't watch the Rams. Too bad for him. He missed two games in a row where the other team didn't score at all. I don't follow football, but my husband said that is pretty rare.

I hope everyone in the public eye keeps this going. It is great to see the racists come out of the wood work and squirm! They have been dragging this country down for ages, and it's time for them to stop.

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Response to logosoco (Reply #66)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 08:42 AM

67. Isn't it a beautiful song, logosoco?! I wish everyone could hear it.. yeah, that is too bad about

the racists hurting themselves and others because of their ignorance. We've had a couple of sick ones on tonight coming out of that woodwork.. wanting to flame out.. and they did.

These athletes and musicians standing up for Justice are so good for the younger generation who look up to them.. for all of us. So proud of them. I can imagine how their Mamas and Daddies feel.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 07:31 AM

52. Take them out of their uniforms...

and all these racists see are thugs. They put their blinders on for the sport, but heaven forbid any of them have lives and experiences that reflect what practically all African Americans go through.

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Response to Blue_Adept (Reply #52)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 07:45 AM

57. Just ask Jesse Owens - way too late for that

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Tue Dec 9, 2014, 07:40 AM

53. ..

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Tue Dec 9, 2014, 08:02 AM

59. ..

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Tue Dec 9, 2014, 08:12 AM

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Tue Dec 9, 2014, 08:23 AM

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Tue Dec 9, 2014, 08:28 AM

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 08:32 AM

64. K&R bump bump bump nt

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Response to TBF (Reply #64)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 08:33 AM

65. Muchas Gracias, TBF~

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 08:44 AM

68. K&R

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Response to ismnotwasm (Reply #68)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 08:53 AM

69. mahalo ismnotwasm

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Tue Dec 9, 2014, 08:58 AM

70. ...

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Tue Dec 9, 2014, 09:08 AM

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Tue Dec 9, 2014, 09:18 AM

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Tue Dec 9, 2014, 09:26 AM

73. .

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Tue Dec 9, 2014, 09:39 AM

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Tue Dec 9, 2014, 09:45 AM

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 09:54 AM

76. This is great!

A big K&R!

Thanks for posting this!

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Response to Gemini Cat (Reply #76)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 09:56 AM

77. You're Welcome Gemini Cat.. Mahalo for appreciating it so much! :)

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 10:05 AM

78. .

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 10:13 AM

79. It was wonderful to see, I was very happy to see the coverage on the news...

this is a movement not merely a statement!

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Response to Spazito (Reply #79)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 05:44 PM

85. Mahalo Spazito.. you're exactly right.. it's a movement with Protesters all across the country who

are feeling the injustice so strongly. These Black Athletes are people that kids look up to and to have them come out on the forefront of this is so important.

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Response to Cha (Reply #85)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 07:41 PM

101. Watching coverage of all the protests night after night has been very encouraging...

all ages, all races, males and females united in the fight for justice!

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Response to Spazito (Reply #101)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 07:45 PM

103. Thank you for that.. I don't have a tv.. hope it's on American TV, too.. probably not quite like

Canadian Broadcasting

Here's from Hawaii..



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Response to Cha (Reply #103)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 08:00 PM

105. Great pics from Hawaii!

I watch CBC during the day and MSNBC in the evening, both have done some great coverage, imo. Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell have made it a point to do some coverage on the ongoing protests.

On CBC, they showed a young black woman standing in front of a line of NYPD and she was giving them a lecture, she was amazing. She laid it all out, how it is hard to trust police, how now she would think twice when she was in jeopardy whether to call them or not. She then went on to say she didn't think they were all racists or killers but she thought they were cowards because they don't speak out against the racists in their midst. It really was an astounding, wonderful moment and the crowd behind her loved it.

Edited to add link showing the amazing young woman:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/nyc-protester-donysha-smith-calls-on-nypd-officers-to-speak-out-against-violence-1.2863701

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Response to Spazito (Reply #105)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 08:46 PM

106. Mahalo so much for this, Spazito! I'm in and out right now but looking forward to reading!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 10:24 AM

80. Never been a fan or professional sports

This improves my attitude a lot.

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Response to TNNurse (Reply #80)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 05:50 PM

86. I love these guys, TNNurse! Not a sports person, either.. per se.

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 11:11 AM

81. That top photograph would make an ideal model for a park statue.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #81)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 05:58 PM

87. Indeed it would, BB~

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 11:18 AM

82. Kicked and recommended!

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #82)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 06:19 PM

88. Thanks Enthusiast!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 11:25 AM

83. K&R. nt

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Response to Zorra (Reply #83)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 06:37 PM

91. Mahalo Zorra

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 11:45 AM

84. Here goes my long held idea -

want to eliminate voter suppression and the rollback of civil rights in America's South?
Figure out a way to have the top 100 HIGH SCHOOL athletes in football and basketball each year sign a pledge that will not accept a scholarship from a school residing in a state that practices obvious voter suppression/civil rights abuses - I 100% GUARANTEE that states like Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, South Carolina, etc. - will immediately reverse their horrid practices because the fervor with which they support and follow their college teams is something that is of tantamount importance to them.

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Response to NoMoreRepugs (Reply #84)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 06:43 PM

93. Interesting.. I see what you mean.. thanks NoMoreRepugs

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 06:28 PM

89. Nice to see

K&R for the night shift

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Response to mcar (Reply #89)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 06:51 PM

94. It's heartwarming, mcar.. after all the injustice to see People standing up against it!

Mahalo

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Response to Cha (Reply #94)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 07:12 PM

98. May it continue and grow Cha

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Response to mcar (Reply #98)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 07:41 PM

100. Yes! Our Best HOPE.. May it Continue to Grow!

Mahalo!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 06:42 PM

92. They all have my support and admiration! K & R.

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Response to mountain grammy (Reply #92)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 06:59 PM

96. Thank you so much, mountain grammy~

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 06:59 PM

95. Best sports racism story ever, from Chicago.

 

Chicago holds its mayoral elections in April. One year, Harold Washington was bidding to become the Windy City's first African American mayor, in the face of massive white defection to repuke Bernie Epton. (Normally, Chi-town is as Blue as they come.)

So opening day at the old Comiskey Park rolls around, and the White Sox come to bat in the bottom of their first, with Harold Baines leading off. The crowd, as was their custom, started chanting "Ha-rold! Ha-rold!"

Then a hush fell over the crowd. They came back a few seconds later with "Ber-nie! Ber-nie!"

Washington eventually won.

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Response to KamaAina (Reply #95)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 07:06 PM

97. I had to read that twice.. to get it.. Mahalo, KamaAina!

Good for Harold Washington Winning!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 07:39 PM

99. If Lebron's #icantbreathe T-shirt bothers you, you are probably a racist

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Response to Stellar (Reply #99)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 07:49 PM

104. Such whiners.. and yes they probably are racists.. we had a couple of vicious ones on here last

night, Stellar.. they got promptly Zapped.

From your link.. Thank you!

"Yet, on sports talk radio all across the country, you'd think Lebron did so much more than this. White fans in droves are calling in with outrage and frustration that Lebron, Derrick Rose, Kyrie Irving, and others are "ruining the experience," "abusing the privilege of being the NBA," "making sports political," and serving as a "distraction from what sports is really all about." If Lebron's T-shirt bothers you that much, you are probably a racist."

Mahalo Stellar

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Response to Name removed (Reply #108)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 09:13 PM

109. no, she talks about them like she belongs to the community.

 

whole different ball game

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 09:13 PM

110. gorge. i want to see more allies do this too.

 

thanks for posting

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Response to La Lioness Priyanka (Reply #110)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 11:09 PM

115. Mahalo to you, La Lioness Priyanka~

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 10:25 PM

111. Just got home from work~

Kicking for your great Op Cha.

Brava~

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #111)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 11:40 PM

117. Muchas Gracias. she~ The Laker Team came out with #ICantBreathe Tees before their Game!

Kobe Bryant and the Lakers wear 'I Can't Breathe' T-shirts before Kings game

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2014/12/kobe-bryant-lakers-i-cant-breathe-shirts-kings




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Response to Cha (Reply #117)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 11:44 PM

118. So cool~

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #118)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 11:46 PM

120. buddy...


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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 10:39 PM

112. Entire Laker team came out with I can't Breathe shirts tonight

 

nice support.

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Response to taught_me_patience (Reply #112)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 11:45 PM

119. Thank you for that news, taught_me_patience

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Response to taught_me_patience (Reply #112)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 12:22 AM

126. i can't stand lakers as a nuggets fan, but that's fantastic!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Tue Dec 9, 2014, 11:02 PM

113. recccccc!

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Response to flamingdem (Reply #113)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 12:16 AM

123. Muchas Gracias, flamingdem..

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Tue Dec 9, 2014, 11:09 PM

116. kick nt

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Wed Dec 10, 2014, 12:18 AM

124. For years I hated the Lambs but then this happened...



Once you look at that photo look at this URL: http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/two-sfpd-officers-still-under-investigation-in-police-shooting-awarded-medals-of-valor/Content?oid=2913666




Two SFPD officers still under investigation in police shooting award... http://www.sfexaminer.com/sanfrancisco/two-sfpd-officers-still-unde...
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COURTESY PHOTO Freddy Martinez was left paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by an officer for brandishing
what looked like a gun. The alleged weapon was a toy gun. The two officers involved in the incident were recently awarded a Silver Medal of Valor by the Police Department despite two investigations into the incident that are still open.


Two SFPD officers still under investigation in police shooting award...
In the early-morning hours of April 7, 2013, there was a fracas between two groups of men on Valencia Street a block away from the Mission Police Station.
The first officers on the scene -- Ryan Daugherty and officer-in-training Valerie Durkin -- encountered a man waving what looked like a pistol in front of the Good Vibrations sex shop. When Freddy Martinez refused to put down the weapon and waved it in the direction of the officers, Daugherty fired his weapon, wounding Martinez and a bystander, police reported.
Some 19 months after the incident, the Police Department on Nov. 12 honored both officers with Silver Medals of Valor for their actions in the incident.
However, the honors came while two investigations into the incident remain open.
The move, some say, puts a cloud over the medal recipients and creates the image in the public eye that the investigations following an officer-involved shooting don't really matter.
"It's especially appalling when the investigations have not been completed," said Xavier Baeza, Martinez's attorney, who argues that the police version of events diverges with that of some witnesses. Martinez, who was left paralyzed from the waist down, is suing The City in federal court for alleged civil-rights violations.
The investigations into the shooting remain open with several agencies.
As part of an ongoing series looking into police-involved shootings, The San Francisco Examiner analyzed all such recorded incidents since 2000 to gain an understanding of when and why police use lethal force.
Separate investigations by the District Attorney's Office and the Police Department's Internal Affairs Unit are ongoing.
The internal affairs probe, which acts as the administrative investigation for the Police Department, needs to be complete for police to rule on whether the shooting was in policy. That action is pending.
The District Attorney's Office investigation looks into whether there was criminal wrongdoing, which could lead to charges. It, too, remains open.
A third body that looks into such matters, the Office of Citizen Complaints, which was asked before a vote about the medals about any open matters pertaining to the case, said no investigation or complaint related to the 2013 incident is open now or was at the time of the awards approval.
While a Police Department spokesman said the administrative process is all but complete pending the district attorney's letter, which could take years due to a backlog for such documents, a final administrative ruling on the incident has yet to be made.
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Meanwhile, the District Attorney's Office said completion of its investigation rests on more than formalities. And internal affairs' own Aug. 13 report to the Police Commission lists the Martinez shooting as an open case.
The Police Department's official explanation does not sit well with Baeza.
Honoring the two police officers while investigations are open could impact his client's lawsuit against The City, Baeza said. A trial is scheduled for March.
"I think it's pathetic -- that it's an attempt to honor two officers whose actions were not up to the standards of an objective, reasonable police officer," Baeza said.
The Police Commission makes final approvals for the department's highest honors, and it is supposed to be informed when a nominee is under investigation, Commissioner Petra DeJesus said.
When the commission voted to approve the honors in August, DeJesus and her colleagues were told by then-President Thomas Mazzucco and Inspector John Monroe, the commission's clerk, that no investigations were open.
But those statements were false, as the commission knew the status of the investigations when it voted. Commissioners had a report by internal affairs from Aug. 13 on all open cases, including the Martinez incident.
DeJesus said a policy for such matters should be adopted so everyone can make "informed decisions."
Mazzucco has argued in the past that officers should not have to wait for honors on the DA, whose investigations can take years even when the department has completed its inquiry.
The commission does not have a rule baring approving medals for officers involved in incidents still under investigation, but DeJesus said at the August meeting that the commission should discuss creating such a rule.
"We have a commitment to ensure our process is comprehensive and thorough," current Police Commission President Suzy Loftus said. "We are always open to improvements and will review the standing procedures," she added in a statement, which did not speak to whether the commission plans on looking into changing the status quo.
This is not the first time officers were awarded medals under such circumstances, or the first time the commission seemingly failed to check on such matters.
In 2013, Officer Mary Godfrey was given a Silver Medal of Valor for a 2012 incident. At the time, Mazzucco said Godfrey had been vetted by the OCC and Police Department and had no issue with moving forward with approving her honor.
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Former Commissioner Angela Chan was the only commissioner who voted against the approval.
In 2000, the commission held off on awarding medals for two officers involved in a 1998 shooting incident that ended in the death of ad executive John Smart.
While the District Attorney's Office and internal affairs investigations were complete, the OCC's was not. After discovering the oversight, the medals, which had already been approved, were put on hold by Dennis Herrera, who was commission president at the time and is now the city attorney.
Herrera's office did not return a request for comment.
After the issue arose, then-Police Chief Fred Lau told The Examiner that the department's medal committee would start checking with all the relevant agencies before putting forward nominees.
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Response to Dr. Xavier (Reply #124)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 12:26 AM

128. Wow.. that's so sad.. need to read this when I

have the time, Dr Xavier.. Mahalo

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Wed Dec 10, 2014, 12:18 AM

125. ironically, 28% of rush limbaugh radio stations (170+) depend on athletes

between 25 and 40% of all 1200 or so republican talk radio stations depend heavily on broadcasting sports for community cred and ad dollars. republican radio as a whole probably couldn't survive without it.

many pro and college teams are being used to sell excuses for the racism and make it more acceptable, and have been for decades, by the radio stations that rent their team logos. more than a few cops probably listen to republican talk radio. in places like mizzou it's the only free source for news weather sports traffic, and politics.

those republican radio stations have all been making excuses for police brutality and murderous cops, and many of them have been using racism for 25 years to divide the country and sell koch bros/ALEC style voter suppression. fox is small potatoes compares with talk radio.

the athletes can't do much about that but our communities can. i love seeing protests and expressions like that and shutting down highways, but maybe protestors can also include some radio stations and the universities that support them.

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Response to certainot (Reply #125)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 12:29 AM

129. I hear ya, certainot.. Protests need a broader basis.. thank you!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 12:26 AM

127. Thank you for this, Cha.

These players are worshipped by so many, especially the young. It's important that they speak up against injustices. Sports has always been an important part of the fight for civil rights. To take the opportunity to become a hero to so many, comes with the responsibility to act like one in all arenas. These guys are doing that.

Thanks again, Cha.

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Response to marym625 (Reply #127)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 12:35 AM

132. And, they're doing it again, marym.. Thank Goodness!


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Response to Cha (Reply #132)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 12:42 AM

133. yes, thank goodness!




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Response to Cha (Original post)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 12:32 AM

130. Fantastic...Donttorturedontshoot , what is that riot gear for, aint no riot here

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Response to NoJusticeNoPeace (Reply #130)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 01:34 AM

135. NoJusticeNoPeace!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 12:34 AM

131. Yes we can...

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Response to AuntPatsy (Reply #131)

Wed Dec 10, 2014, 01:38 AM

136. Mahalo AuntPatsy~

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