I have spoken to two different officers from the Chicago area. The first one was a homicide detective who told me he goes to work, does his job, but doesn’t really care. The other a beat officer said the worst enemy a black guy has in Chicago is a black police officer. He said they will shoot a suspect for almost anything. I asked him why and he stated that they are pissed that the street blacks give them a bad name.
Now I don’t care if you agree with the guys statements privately or not, the fact is both statement are unconstitutional and one of them is plain murder. Of course it’s all hear say, but I have to believe after seeing so many stories come true that maybe not every black person involved is a thug, but being judged by the actions of a few. Either way it’s not fair to the citizens who get caught in the misconception that all black people are thugs in the area.
 August 31, 2016 at 9:44am
Don’t miss the forest for the trees. When black people say they are not being treated fairly, this is the areas that those cries are coming from. Most of us, especially in the South are unfamiliar with this type of thing from law enforcement. So when we see blacks complaining we assume according to our own experiences that they are full of it. Well boys and girls they aren’t always talking about your town. When a black guy, especially in the North states that cops are not treating them fairly, maybe we should at least take the time to see if it’s true. Having cops that are friends, or family does not mean that somewhere out there is a bad apple. Cops are suppose to uphold the Constitution, if not then they are enemies of it.
Some cops follow the examples put before them.
The President, D.O.J., Sec.of State, Homeland security, scotus etc.Do not uphold the Constitution.
Why should cops? Why do you single out cops?
Why are they enemies of it if the higher ups are not?
 August 31, 2016 at 9:36am
Shouldn’t be working for the government anyway…just my opinion.
August 30, 2016 at 12:47pm
No amount of oppression is okay. Just because other places in the world are crap heaps doesn’t mean it’s okay for the U.S. to be just a little oppressive. I’m not saying the guy is right, I am saying you have to stop blindly buying into patriotism when it is used as a weapon.
They (government) have made it almost impossible to criticize police or military in this country all by wrapping the argument in the flag. Racism in this country is an issue, it’s such an issue that it has become institutionalized. The very idea that blacks should receive special treatment is in itself racist.
Instead of beating the black culture over the head maybe take the time to understand it. Democrats are basically saying that blacks are inferior and need special help. There leadership has sold them out and enslaved them to their party. A mere 50 years ago was the first opportunity blacks even had to get an education.
Remember they have indeed had a foot on their head for over a hundred years, so a little understanding goes along way. Until racism is in our review mirror, and this country fulfills its promise that all men are created equal the problems will only get worse.
The answer is not blind devotion to an idea that has never been implemented and a promise that was never kept. Hold this your self and your country to the highest standards, never give an inch or your government will take ten miles.
August 30, 2016 at 12:04pm
Someone likes tyrants apparently.
 August 30, 2016 at 9:21am
He is absolutely correct. Now to tackle racism so that we can move on to the next phase. When everyone comes to the same conclusion Mr. Whitehead has reached and racism is no longer an issue, we the people can band together and take back the country. The government has to keep us separated by class, color, religion, political affiliation, etc. When we all get together they are finished. Until then enjoy the ride.
 August 30, 2016 at 9:13am
Let’s look at this rationally. That seems to work much better than allowing emotion to run wild. If the school is a private school, then their actions are more than warranted as it should be with private property laws. BUT if this University is a public institution they don’t have a leg to stand on. A public University is propped up with taxpayer dollars, giving us the taxpayer a lot more say. A public University does not have the same rights as a private university, pray away if it’s public and sue them till they get the message.
August 30, 2016 at 9:07am
@Yakov-Yurovsky Does Glen still prop up Lincoln as a great President? After all these years of evidence and a clear understanding of history, how is it possible Lincoln hasn’t gone down as one of the worst Presidents in history? He did everything short of wiping his backside with the Constitution. He freed slaves in the South not the North. He destroyed the Souths infrastructure and illegally kept them in the Union. He imprisoned anyone journalist who criticized him. He suspended Habeas Corpus. He used a false flag attack to force the South into the war. He was a tyrant. But don’t take my word for it, take a look it’s in a book, reading rainbow.
 August 30, 2016 at 8:55am
So stating that Jesus would help his fellow man gets you a lot of negative thumbs down? And stating that the refugees must be of “christian background”. So Jesus only helped Christians?
All I know is while it may be our Christian duty to help others, it’s against the teachings of Christ to force others to help by using the government or any other means.
This website has changed or I have changed either way some of the comments and the way people think are twisted to hell.
August 29, 2016 at 2:41pm
You are misunderstanding what I am saying. The government is nothing more than a manifestation of the hearts and mind of the people. If you don’t like the government blame yourself not the government. But how do you change the hearts and minds of the people? Do you pick a political group and hurl stones at anyone who thinks slightly different than you do? Do you tear down any and everything you don’t understand or makes you uncomfortable? It seems more productive to spend time understanding the people you disagree with and getting to know them and understand the experiences that have shaped their opinions. Only after understanding them do you stand a chance at making a change. The comments on this website talk about God, Jesus, Military, Police, and everything in between. But every comment that they type is negative, tearing down others, hardened hearts, and many just plain unchrist like. The point I was making is before you worry about the splinter in your neighbors eye, take the plank from your own. Everyone takes the actions of one sick and twisted Democrat who by the way was involved with a NRA Republican who should know better, but only attack the one side. The only side I take is the side of right, logic, and common sense. We should come together and hold them accountable, find a middle ground and work from there. But neither side cares about that, they just wanna win a fight.
 August 29, 2016 at 1:36pm
All that seems to be left is those so set in stone there is no point trying. They have all the answers, hate, stubbornness, refusal to have an open mind, refusal to see others experiences and how those experiences may affect their opinions.
How can you change the hearts and minds of people, if you name call, point fingers, shame, and down right refuse to listen to another humans beings points. They don’t want to reach anyone, they don’t want to make things better. They want to sit in their corner sucking their thumbs and badmouth everything they don’t understand, which is most things.
FYI The pledge of allegiance was written as socialist propaganda. I pledge allegiance to God, not man or his creations. I recognize the ideas that this country where founded on are AMAZING, but I am also smart enough to know that this same country is nowhere near living up to those ideals and has more than strayed from it’s path. If George Washington or anyone close to his ilk represented the leadership of this country I would be more than happy to sign up for the military. But I wouldn’t sign my dog up to serve in this new age military industrial killing machine. If you don’t like the leadership of this country remember they are the ones in charge of the military and every dam thing else. You can’t love one and not the other.
Love is the only rational act, do not get lost in the black and white, there is so much more hiding in the grays.
[-7] August 29, 2016 at 12:06pm
Don’t forget “oh ye who art quick to throw stones” the women he was sexting was a NRA Republican. From what I hear both sides of the isle are slimy as the other. I’m still trying to understand how everyone hates the government, but still picks a side. How about the government is an evil entity period, end of discussion. When that understanding is reached, then maybe we can work on the problems, instead of everyone running to their corner pointing fingers at each other. Emotion, Emotion, Emotion, no common sense among the lot of them, or their supporters.
cbrian - first, the 'government', just like corporations, isn't 'evil'. It is a group of people - a particularly large one. The unfortunate truth is, any group of people can be corrupted - and the larger the group, the more likely that is to happen. Add to that, the fact that power hungry people, that get off on pushing people around, will naturally gravitate to opportunities to exercise their predilections - and you have a formula for disaster. Which is all an argument for a smaller, less intrusive government - regardless of your political persuasion.
As for picking sides - I doubt you'll find much, if any love, from most conservatives for the republican party - but it doesn't take a Rhodes scholar to see which side is more likely to work against our interests.
You are misunderstanding what I am saying. The government is nothing more than a manifestation of the hearts and mind of the people. If you don't like the government blame yourself not the government. But how do you change the hearts and minds of the people? Do you pick a political group and hurl stones at anyone who thinks slightly different than you do? Do you tear down any and everything you don't understand or makes you uncomfortable? It seems more productive to spend time understanding the people you disagree with and getting to know them and understand the experiences that have shaped their opinions. Only after understanding them do you stand a chance at making a change. The comments on this website talk about God, Jesus, Military, Police, and everything in between. But every comment that they type is negative, tearing down others, hardened hearts, and many just plain unchrist like. The point I was making is before you worry about the splinter in your neighbors eye, take the plank from your own. Everyone takes the actions of one sick and twisted Democrat who by the way was involved with a NRA Republican who should know better, but only attack the one side. The only side I take is the side of right, logic, and common sense. We should come together and hold them accountable, find a middle ground and work from there. But neither side cares about that, they just wanna win a fight.
 August 29, 2016 at 11:59am
He is a multiple gold medal winning athlete, millions in the bank, and just started a beautiful new family. His direction is fine. Just because he doesn’t wear what you do, or listen to what you do, or pick his nose the way you do does not for one second amount to squat.
 August 29, 2016 at 9:21am
Be like me or I will shame you into oblivion!!! You are different, you make me uncomfortable!!! Seriously? How about the kid found a job where he can be himself. He has a job, he is successful, and people tune in to watch him. He doesn’t prescribe to your style or what you think he should be, he makes his own way in life, and seems to be doing just fine without fitting your narrative.
 August 26, 2016 at 11:59am
Once you take into consideration the surrounding areas, and the people…Smoky Mountains wins hands down. Walking into the Smoky Mountains is like walking into a Disney Movie. It always feels like Snow White is just around the corner, and the air is filled with smells of berry pie. I have been to all these places including the Canadian Rockies, and still the Smoky Mountains is the most spiritual place I have ever experienced. Plus you can’t beat the deep South’s hospitality and FOOD!!
 August 25, 2016 at 7:59pm
@Slenderman2008 Nice to meet you! Finally a real human being that gets the true teachings of Jesus Christ!!
 August 24, 2016 at 1:56pm
Who cares who wanted to do what, the point is the founders failed on this one issue. They stated all men are created equal then abandoned the issue of race leaving it for future generation to contend with.
No other country said that all men was created equal, only the U.S. Until that promise is kept this issue will never die, and it will be the reason this country never reaches its potential. Until all men are judged equally then we can not come together as a people and keep the government in check.
Remember the saying all it takes for evil to win is for good men to do nothing, well that is exactly what happened during the founding of this country, now mend the wounds, admit the mistake, treat all men equally and move on.
They don’t have to look like you, act like you, dress like you, as long as they do not harm you or your property, mind your business, and love your dam neighbor already.
August 24, 2016 at 1:49pm
Either way the point was that the U.S. is the only country to proclaim slavery wrong, state with boldness that all men are created equal, then turned around and participated in slavery. Other countries at the time where immoral, we where suppose to be different, but ended up being the same. That doesn’t mean that the promise can’t be fulfilled, or that this country can’t reach it’s full potential. But as long as people make the comment that slavery is a done issue that happened 150 years ago, then the longer it will take to repair the mistake. It didn’t end 150 years ago, only 50 years ago where blacks even allowed to go to school with whites. People in their 30′s now probably are not aware that when their parents where children there where “whites only” policies strictly enforced. Then after that well into the 70′s the struggle for inequality was still raging on in the workplace. So no this isn’t a problem from 150 years ago, this is fresh. I don’t care if other countries ate their slaves, we are America dammit, we are the beacon in the darkness. We are the defenders of freedom, and the moral compass with which to lead the world into equality, and freedom for all. When a black man is just a man, this country can move forward, until then it will stagnate because the people must be united to keep the government in check.
 August 24, 2016 at 9:50am
I wasn’t aware, thank you for the information. I will have to research the history of slavery in those areas.
 August 23, 2016 at 6:37pm
It is true that slavery began thousands of years ago. It is also true that if many of us trace our ancestry back far enough, a lot of people’s ancestors where under some form of slavery. It is also true that Muslims where by far the most vicious slave owners. But one thing is missing from this story.
Of all the empires, countries, etc. that took part in slavery none of them made a declaration so bold and so powerful as “ALL men are created equal”. America took a moral high ground, but failed to deliver. Slavery is the one thing that has set America back from fulfilling those promises made so many years ago. America is the greatest nation that has ever existed, but it is not as great as it could be. Slavery might have ended 153 years ago, but equality was not part of that bargain. A mere 50 years ago marked the end of segregation.
Until this country embraces it’s past, acknowledges it’s sins, and moves forward with the promise it made so long ago the issue will remain the biggest detriment to this nations potential. The affects of slavery, segregation, and bigotry are still very real issues for many blacks, especially in the North. Contrary to popular belief, the majority of healing is taking place in the South, leaving the North the primary culprit in today’s unrest.
The day a black man is just a man is the day this country will reach it’s full potential. Then and only then can we come together to focus on the greatest threat to all men and women in the country, the Fed!