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Why is there no article about the Waffle House Hero, James Shaw Jr on this website? He was African-American without a gun and he disarmed the shooter. Could it be because he is Black and did not have a gun?? All I know is that if the cops had arrived sooner and saw Shaw with the gun, Shaw would have been shot by the cops. I know there are many White people who agree with me on this.

Figures don't lie, bit liars figure. I know something about probability and statistics and I can tell you that your little essay is full of very subjective data. When you state that most shootings and brutal tactics are deemed "justified", that is just someone's opinion, based on statements from cops. Cops are known to lie quite frequently, especially when they are caught doing something wrong. They plant evidence, turn off their radios and just plain lie. You can't use subjective information and then claim that it is data to prove a point. What you call justified is open for interpretation, therefore it doesn't prove your point to a discerning reader . But the basic problem remains - When the bad apples of the profession act, people die. That is unacceptable to the public. You stated "many people actually believe we have a police brutality problem of epidemic proportions in America, and that the cops are hunting black people." Yup, that's absolutely correct. The public does believe there is a police brutality problem and it is up the police themselves to change this perception. That's not going to happen if we continue to see police "behaving badly" and lying about it.

Sorry SeniorCitizen, but you seem to live in a highly delusional world. Occasionally a cop gets out of line, but he is punished for his transgressions. No one is perfect except one man and they crucified him. You apparently believe all the left-wing dingbat lies told by CNN. Society in general has become MUCH more violent in the past 15-20 years. There are also violent untreated or undertreated mentally ill people walking around like Zombies who are denied the treatment they desperately need. Gone is the in-patient treatment that some of these people require. It is up to law enforcement, jail, courts and prisons to deal with these people on a daily basis. Many who do not have the resources to obtain treatment self-medicate with street drugs and alcohol, which sometimes makes them feel better by dulling the symptoms, but compounds their mental health conditions. Sometimes these and other seemingly normal people violently attack law enforcement officers and citizens. The violence escalates to the point that the only solution the officer has at his disposal is deadly force. If you look at the true statistics, a very tiny percentage of homicides occur at the hands of police officers. That should demonstrate to you that officers act with a great amount of restraint, however in your little bubble world I doubt you realize that. To my knowledge no cop I ever worked with in 30 years of law enforcement ever came to work with the intention of shooting someone that day, desiring only to go home safely at the end of their shift.

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Senior Citizen Are you a teacher. Just curious.

Yes, I am a retired public school teacher.

Why don’t you go spew your bigoted hate on a teachers forum? There are plenty of them that break the law and embarrass their profession. You provide no intelligent debate here and just waste space. Dumbass teachers like you are a big reason for problems in out country. Your liberal agenda has done nothng more than fuel the fire that is destroying our country from within. Go away.

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Why is someone who is clearly Anti cop on a Pro cop website?

Because there are plenty of trolls on websites that agree with my way of thinking. That's where I learned it from. I don't visit the Black Lives Matter websites, but I'd bet my life there are plenty of racist cops spewing hate there. But the public at large , (meaning people) are hugely affected by all the attitudes and actions of ALL cops, so we certainly have a right to offer our opinions on their actions. And it would be helpful for you Blues to understand the anti-cop attitude of many totally law-abiding upstanding citizens. Making excuses doesn't make it go away.

Dear spd522 - Your hate-filled rant about teachers does not speak well for you. Blaming society's problems on teachers is the most absurd thinking I've ever heard. I'm sorry that you were probably a screw-up in school and hated teachers, but any student who puts in a little effort will receive positive feedback from their teachers. If I'm correct in thinking that you are a cop, god help the people you come in contact with. The worst cops are the ones like you who couldn't make it through school and went into law enforcement to bust heads. I know your kind; you are so jealous of people who are smarter than you and did well in school that as an adult, you need to bully everyone - a thug with a gun and a badge!

You need to start taking your geritol senior citizen and leave the policing to the police. Your theory about the man who took down the shooter at the waffle house being shot by the police is just that, a theory.

SeniorCitizen You are truly ate up!

Try learning to spell.

Your stereotyping is some of the very worst SenionCitizen. Hard to believe that someone educated (indoctrinated) in socialism would have such a hard-nosed liberal attitude based upon your negative bias towards all police officers. Again I ask you to tell us what interaction with law enforcement caused you to try to give every cop a black eye. Not every cop is a bad one. Some did become cops for the wrong reason, and some did it to help people through bad situations.

Senior is probably a liberal teacher trying to justify their utter failure to provide an education acing this country far back in the pack.

They clearly have no idea what Newark is like. The city is a dump that lives off of the tax money from the rest of the state. In fact the teachers in that city are some of the most corrupt. They grabbed Zuckerberg's 100 million for themselves.

Too many are animals they have no problem killing each other.

Why would you assume that I personally had any interaction with police, other than traffic stops? I read about and see reports of police misbehavior almost everyday. I agree that not all cops are bad apples, but the bad ones give everyone else a bad name. Just like the comment from rds40 paints every person living in Newark as "animals." That's a pretty bad attitude for a cop serving that city. It goes both ways.

@SeniorCitizen As a teacher shouldn't you concentrate your efforts to make society better by addressing the out of control sexual abuse that is taking place in our schools. A day doesn't go by where there isn't a teacher arrested for diddling one of their students. You said "I agree that not all cops are bad apples, but the bad ones give everyone else a bad name." Yep, same applies to teachers. You know that old saying about living in glass houses?

Actually I have been retired for 12 years now, so I have lots of time to watch the news. And I don't like what I see. As for myself, I taught at the elementary level and never had any desire to "diddle" any little boys or girls. You are very far off the mark if you think teachers are arrested everyday for sexual abuse with their students. Do you have a guilty conscience, by any chance so you feel the need to lash out at teachers? Teachers are probably the most conservative-living and enjoy the highest respect as a profession. You're barking up the wrong tree.

Senior Citizen I'll bet at least 90% of your newswatching in on CNN, the Chicken Noodle News Network, who has to schmooze and massage the news (distort) to further the agenda of George Soros and the others trying to tear our country apart. So by your own admission you have had limited exposure to law enforcement and law enforcement officers, yet you condemn them with every breath. So you are basing your attitude upon the heresy of the news media who seldom reports anything accurately and frequently distorts their reports. Until you have seen firsthand some of the issues and problem calls that law enforcement professionals face repeatedly around the country, you are unqualified to spew your hatred for cops. Please crawl back into a book where you feel safe.

I get my news through CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, BBC, CNN, NY Times, etc, etc. I feel badly for this country that people like you can't trust the news media. You say "news media who seldom reports anything accurately and frequently distorts their reports." A free press and free public education are 2 of the basic tenets of a free democratic society. Yes, I trust the news that I see and read. By refusing to accept and believe the facts as reported by the main news outlets, you are removing yourself from reality. Where do you get your news from - Trump Tweets?, Rush? InfoWArs? Breibart? You are entitled to your own OPINIONS, but you are NOT entitled to your own FACTS!

Because this is the Blue Lives Matter site. You might want to check the Waffle House Heroes' Lives Matter or Blacks Who Didn't Have A Gun Lives Matter websites.

I don't think any1 was filming the attack like "Hey looky,I'm filming you murdering people". Only Cops get filmed good or bad. They know film away no1 is going to shoot You, Not the Cop, Bad Guy might. People don't normally film active shooter in a small building. I saw his interview after the fact. He is a Hero and he even said he had no choice, he was next MAD PROPS. Pure adrenaline holding onto that steaming hot barrel

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