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Valley black leaders say discussion on race needed

Well said COUNTRY since most of the burned and looted businesses were minority owned what does this say about race relations? Black on black crime is an epidemic of monumental proportions in this country and we are spending all this time and energy debating a law enforcement officer who did his duty while protecting a black community from itself.
Am I missing something?
Our muslim President running his jaws in tune with his race baiting advisors Al and Jessie is a non-factor in finding a solution to black on black crime.

November 26, 2014 at 2:57 p.m. suggest removal

Valley black leaders say discussion on race needed

Lack of respect seems to be at the root of the problem and needs to be addresses in the homes. schools and the communities.
The people, black and white, rioting in Ferguson and across the country don't seem to have any respect for the rule of law or the system under which we live.
They are burning down and looting black business as well as brown and white.
They refuse to accept that the forensic evidence supports the witnesses who testified that the officer acted responsibly to defend himself against a much larger person who was under the influence of drugs and had just robbed a store and assaulted the owner.
The forensic evidence also disproved the testimony of many witnesses with all sorts of claims in an attempt to exonerate Brown.
The fact that this conflicting testimony was discredited does little to persuade those that want to believe otherwise.
Those calling for a conversation about race just aren't willing to listen to anything that doesn't support their opinion of the issue.
This is a tragic event for all involved including the officer. The parents of Brown share responsibility for his actions and lack of respect for the rule of law as exhibited by his actions resulting in his death. They refuse to accept any responsibility.
Browns step father with his pants around his knees actually called for Ferguson to be burned down.
Fortunately in this case we had a video of the robbery committed by Brown showing his attitude which is consistent with how the officer described his contact with Brown. The blood trail also supports the testimony that Brown advanced on the officer after he was already wounded.
Fortunately for the officer the forensic evidence backs up his account of the incident.
The grand jury listened to the evidence and rendered a decision.
Those claiming the grand jury was rigged racially fail to recognize that that grand jury was randomly selected not just for this case and had been sitting for several months on a variety of cases. The law prevents revealing the vote of the grand jury which had to be a majority but could well have been unanimous.
Those people who are saying that the prosecutor should have steered the grand jury toward indicting Wilson in spite of the evidence to the contrary are simply wrong.
Why can't people accept that decision?
Claiming racial bias because more blacks are arrested and jailed by authorities fails to address
the fact that there is little respect for the rule of law in those communities and in many cases it's the black communities who are crying for more police protection. Blacks are for more often the victims of violent crime by other blacks.
A conversation about race or any other topic requires each side to listen to the other.
That is simply not happening.

November 26, 2014 at 10:34 a.m. suggest removal

Silence of the blacks deafening

The Ferguson grand jury is still out and we don't know the whole story. So why are there demonstration and violent confrontations almost daily attributed to the incident that may turn out to be a lawful but unfortunate response by law enforcement.
We only have to look as far as the race baiters to find the answer.
Al Sharpton has on numerous occasions stirred violent reactions in incidents he claimed were racially motivated.
Each time when the facts were learned that turned out to not be the case. The Duke University sports team and the alleged rape victim in New York are two that come to mind.
He and Jessie Jackson stir the pot of unrest claim their time in the news spotlight then when the truth comes out they slip back into the shadows only to return at the next opportunity to race bait.
They are taking advantage of the black community and using it to further their selfish goals.
Sharpton has even said that he has organized nationwide demonstrations to occur however the grand jury finds in Ferguson.
Black on black crime is rampant and we see neither Jessie or Al interceding. Wake up to this problem.

November 23, 2014 at 8:35 a.m. suggest removal

Now is not the time to give public employees pay raises

All of you should be used to the Vindy's method of reporting by now.
They always wait until after the fact to report on whatever happened.
Whether it's news or community events I rarely see the Vindy's reporters on top of anything.
How in the world would they know what the government officials were going to do with their new financial windfall until they did it. After all they are writers not investigators.
When the public sector talks about providing services they mean services to themselves first.
It seems that 51% of the voters still fall for the fast talking show me the money politicians and their usual sob story.
With every election the public sector belies up to the taxpayer bar for a raise while the rest of us are left to pay the bill.

November 23, 2014 at 8:08 a.m. suggest removal

Hagan’s bill seeks to triple holiday retail pay

Once again Bob Hagan has come up with a "jewel" piece of legislation.How will we ever be able to survive without him?

November 20, 2014 at 7:45 a.m. suggest removal

Senator would name section of highway, bridge after locals

That has a nice ring "the Frost Bridge over Meander".

November 19, 2014 at 8:09 a.m. suggest removal

Senate rejects Keystone XL Pipeline

The Dem's are beholding to their base and big buck donors one of the biggest who owns the railroad currently transporting the oil shale.
The rest are a bunch of green folks still clinging to the global warning scam through the haze of legalized pot and the 6' snowfall in the Great Lakes.
Ask the people what they think about the global warming scam now re-banded as "climate change", to allow for the cold weather.

November 19, 2014 at 8:04 a.m. suggest removal

Mahoning juvenile court seeks 12.5 percent budget increase

Judge Theresa Dellick needs the raise to pay the legal fees of her delinquent son. These politicians have no shame when it comes to feeding at the trough of tax payer money.
Cut back and living within your means is not in their limited vocabulary of "me and more".

November 19, 2014 at 7:56 a.m. suggest removal

Man pleads not guilty in Ohio officer's fatal shooting

Good thing the shooter was black and the cop white or they would be rioting in Akron.

November 18, 2014 at 10:14 p.m. suggest removal

GetGo applies for Boardman location

It should make it less risky for motorists turning left off northbound Southern Blvd onto 224 and who are occasionally ticketed by the OSP.
They will be able to just cut through the GetGo.

November 18, 2014 at 7:49 a.m. suggest removal

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