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August 21, 2014 - 4:51 pm
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NFL Hall of Famer Jim Brown was asked by ESPN Cleveland’s “The Really Big Show” last Friday about the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson, Missouri. Though he admitted he didn’t know anything about the circumstances of the shooting, Brown said, “A young man had to die that wasn’t a weapons threat to anyone. That’s the most unfortunate thing. ” While Brown said that looting was wrong as a form of protest and “it’s an excuse to do something that’s incorrect,” he said there there was an upside to the shooting. “Now, the good thing is that it calls attention to law enforcement and it tells law enforcement you need better training so that your officers can be heroes of the community and not enemies of the community. If your pattern is always that it’s a young black male being killed, that’s not right,” Brown said.

 

Asked about Dr. Martin Luther King’s nonviolent protest tactics, the legendary former Cleveland Browns player said, “Dr. King was a fine man with a flawed philosophy. He said ‘nonviolence.’ What is a non? That’s inactive. So if you’re inactive, what are you going to change?” Nonviolence won’t bring about anything, Brown said. “Gandhi — it didn’t really work. It only got the good people killed.”

 

Brown said the solution for the problems plaguing communities like Ferguson is education, self-determination, and personal responsibility. “Understanding how to protect your community rather than being a predator in your community,” is key said Brown.  But then he added, “I mean, when you say non-violence or violence, obviously you don’t want violence. But obviously I’m not emphasizing non-violence because what does that do?”

 

Obviously.

 

Listen to the full interview here.

In addition to writing for PJ Tatler and PJ Lifestyle, Paula also writes for Ohio Conservative Review, and RedState. She is co-author of a new Ebook called, Homeschooling: Fighting for My Children’s Future. She is a member of the Wayne County Executive Committee. Paula describes herself as a Christian first, conservative second, and Republican third.
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So far we have two official releases: all gunshot wounds to the fore, and the officer was admitted to the hospital with severe facial injury. Soundslikethis is George Zimmerman all over again to me. Black kid attacks someone, gets more than they reckoned for, I.e. dead, black community riots and demands a sacrifice, media heartily join in, and the obummer idiots continue to make divisive racial comments.
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Jim Brown has a point. If you are being charged by a 6-4, 300 pound man with intent to do you serious harm, would non-violence be an effective response?
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"A young man had to die that wasn’t a weapons threat to anyone." Oh, really? Perhaps we should ask the store owner he manhandled. Or Officer Wilson, whom Michael Brown beat severely, and who had to kill the young thug to save his own life.

Why do we pay any attention whatsoever to entertainers -- especially entertainers who made their reputations in concussion-prone sports? Does anyone expect such a person to have an opinion of value on anything except the draw play?
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Jim: if you don't know the circumstances, SHUT THE F*$K UP!
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So far we have two official releases: all gunshot wounds to the fore, and the officer was admitted to the hospital with severe facial injury. Soundslikethis is George Zimmerman all over again to me. Black kid attacks someone, gets more than they reckoned for, I.e. dead, black community riots and demands a sacrifice, media heartily join in, and the obummer idiots continue to make divisive racial comments.
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OK. Now I understand why the NFL is so concerned about head trauma. Earth to Jim Brown...

St. Michael wasn't armed? It seems that fists versus eye sockets are to be discounted.

This little angelic teenager who weighed in at 290+ lbs. was merely taking a walk in the park when THE MAN got in his chili.

Yeah. Right.
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