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Some see rush to forgive as rush to forget racial violence

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By ERRIN HAINES

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This article is trying to stoke racial tensions. It is in the media’s interest to create a racism narrative in the US.

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It also sounds to me like a blatant attempt to stoke racial tensions. I don't deny that some individual people have turned this into a race thing and always will if they see two people of different races in any news item. But the article is laced with words such as "many" and "some" and it just smacks of trying to inflate something that barely exists.

she sent several offensive text messages about black people

Probably about as offensive toward Black people as the rap music I listen to by 50 Cent. But no quotes so I can't judge.

About the most credible allegation of a racial motive I heard was the supposition that she had a thing for him because he was Black but he either turned her down or dumped her so she murdered him.

But if I am going to cry racism its her paltry 10 year sentence for this murder. But that racism pales in comparison to the effect of her being female and a cop to explain that short sentence. In fact, all told, him Black, her a White female cop, its a miracle she was found guilty of murder in America. Not racism, but America's real problems right now are adoration for cops and soldiers despite all the evidence they should be scorned, and free passes for females with tears.

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Ah, the old black vs white thing. I forget about that until I read about it in the US news.

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Some black observers said that was too much and that anger is an appropriate response. Among them was activist Bree Newsome, who climbed a pole to take down a Confederate flag after the Charleston shootings.

“I have a right to feel how I feel as a black person in this country, knowing that I could be the next hashtag that launches a protest,” she said.

Be careful of activists. They make a living from strife and dissatisfaction. I guess that the woman must have shown genuine and sincere remorse for the brother to forgive her.

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Forgiveness, not in the sense that her sentence was commuted, but rather that the victim's brother let go of his anger toward her. Bless him. It must have been extremely difficult for him to do.

Is this not what the world needs more of?

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The media tends to show extremes. A middle reaction isn't good for sensationalizing any story. "News" is entertainment and has been since at least 1980 with CNN starting.

Being angry is a normal response, but letting go of anger isn't for Amber, it is for Brandt. He will be much better off because of that. Many people don't learn that holding onto anger harms the person keeping it more than anyone else. The crime happen over a year ago, so time has helped. I held some anger for 15 yrs against a family member. It didn't help me in any way all those years.

Was the verdict just? Seems that is almost unanimous across the country. Guilty.

Was the 10 yr sentence just? IMHO, it isn't out of line, but killing an unarmed man, sitting/laying in his own house should have a longer sentence. 20 yrs feels too long, assuming zero malice. 10 yrs, not long enough.

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@theFu

Being angry is a normal response, but letting go of anger isn't for Amber, it is for Brandt. He will be much better off because of that. Many people don't learn that holding onto anger harms the person keeping it more than anyone else. The crime happen over a year ago, so time has helped. I held some anger for 15 yrs against a family member. It didn't help me in any way all those years.

Well said.

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