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So, Steelers gonna be wearing Antwon Rose Jr. on their helmets.
After looking it up on wikipedia, I am kind of torn about this.
Seemed like a decent human but I never know what to believe about the evidence

Was he unjustly killed at 17? I think so.
Police should of caught up with him later, so he could talk.

Anyway, no idea why 17 year old kids, especially one as accomplished as what I read use guns when they have their fists to settle a score.

JMO


Also on this, I have to wonder if the kid was a dirrent coloring if the same thing wouldn't have happened...


edit: but I still think pro sports should not be doing this in this environment. enough already.

If he had been white, you never would have heard about it.

Have you heard of Tony Timpa?

You can see the video of police doing essentially the same thing to him they did to George Floyd here.

Fair warning, it isn't pleasant.

I'm not saying that cops killing any unarmed person is OK, simply that there's a narrative that simply isn't true.

That cops are "killing" black men, and all black men should be in fear of their lives from the police.

The data simply does not support that claim.

Heather MacDonald testified before Congress this summer and her introductory statement is here.

She has the data to back up the argument that the police are not "hunting" black men.
 
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Of course they aren’t.

And when is it ok to completely overlook the resisting arrest angle?

If I’m an armed officer and you’ve decided to wrestle me it’s to win possession of that sidearm. Fvck that. I’m going home.
 

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Very cool move by Jacksonville Tight End Tyler Eifert amidst a downpour of BLM bs from many athletes and many opposed being shouted down in an attempt to force them to cave and support the worst in society.

Well done , man!!

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. —
Jacksonville Jaguars tight end Tyler Eifert honored fallen St. Louis Police Department Officer David Dorn with a decal on the back of his helmet during the first game of the NFL season against the Indianapolis Colts.
 

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Disgusting.

No one other than the shooter is responsible for the gunfire ambush Saturday of two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies as they sat in their patrol car. But the same can’t be said for the protesters who blocked the entrance to the hospital where the two are being treated, and chanted “we hope they die.” The latter is a cultural poison nurtured by the left-wing anti-police movement sweeping the country
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Unbefuckinglievable. I am 11 clicks past tired of fucking victimwhiners, and non victim family whiners, etc.
The victim's mother is whining about Villanueva(also a person of color, no? but obviously the victim heirarchy is not on the Latino side today!) Note to crybaby mom:it's people with stones like Villanueva's who CREATED this fucking nation and Constitution S...T....F....U!!!!!! The 3 black jurors must have felt like the 9 white ones if the officer was not convicted, yes?
I think this guy is my favorite Steeler ever, just based on all his non football actions I have read about.

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.c...-cashe-only-steeler-not-to-honor-antwon-rose/
Alejandro Villanueva honors Alwyn Cashe, only Steeler not to honor Antwon Rose
Posted by Michael David Smith on September 16, 2020, 6:29 AM EDT

The Steelers announced that every player would wear the name of Antwon Rose on their helmets this season, but offensive lineman Alejandro Villanueva did not.

Instead, Villanueva honored Alwyn Cashe, a U.S. Army sergeant who died of injuries suffered in Iraq in 2005.

Cashe is certainly worthy of being honored. In October of 2005, he was in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle that hit an improvised explosive device. He exited the vehicle with only minor injuries, but the vehicle was on fire with other injured soldiers inside, so he went back to the burning vehicle multiple times to pull his fellow soldiers out, rescuing six soldiers in all. In the process of rescuing those soldiers, Cashe was burned over 72 percent of his body, and he died of those burns three weeks later.

Cashe was posthumously awarded the Silver Star, but there has been a movement to give Cashe the military’s highest award, the Medal of Honor. Villanueva’s decision will bring attention to that movement.

Not everyone is happy with Villanueva’s decision. The NFL has said that only pre-approved names could appear on helmets this year, and that the names recognized would be for victims of racial injustice. Cashe was not on the NFL’s pre-approved list and, although he was black, Villanueva was honoring him for his military heroism, not for having been a victim of racial injustice.

Among those criticizing Villanueva was the mother of Antwon Rose, Michelle Kenney, who wrote on Facebook that Villanueva’s decision turned what should have been a positive situation into a negative.

“The Pittsburgh Steelers took a team vote. Obviously one person didn’t like the results so they chose to do something different. I have nothing against vets and absolutely appreciate everything that they have done and continue to do for us. But this one person showed us exactly who he is and obviously he didn’t approve of how the vote turned out,” she wrote.

Rose was a 17-year-old black boy who was fatally shot in the back by a white East Pittsburgh police officer while running away after the car he was a passenger in was pulled over as part of an investigation into a drive-by shooting. The officer, Michael Rosfeld, was charged with murder but found not guilty by a jury made up of nine white jurors and three black jurors.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin said that even though Villanueva did not go along with a decision the team made jointly, he still supports Villanueva.

This is not the first time Villanueva has bucked the team. In 2017, when Tomlin told the entire team to stay in the locker room for the national anthem, Villanueva stepped outside the locker room and stood and saluted. Villanueva, who played his college football at Army, served in Afghanistan before playing in the NFL.
 

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From our old (dress wearing ROFL )Steeler friend on my FB post about this last night:

To add on as the news conveniently leaves facts that dont fit their narratives instead of just reporting news...He shot someone 10 minutes prior in a drive by shooting which caused them to be pulled over(bullet holes in a car dont ever raise any flags) and earlier in the day committed armed robbery
 

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Am I surprised ultraleft PFT didn't include that? Nope.
 

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From our old (dress wearing ROFL )Steeler friend on my FB post about this last night:
I also read he had a clip of a 9MM in his pocket, and a 9mm was found under the front seat, in which he was sitting when the drive by happened. The gun was stolen from his boss I believe but was not allowed in court because the officer would not have known it was a stolen gun.

but he was supposed to be a great student.
 
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I also read he had a clip of a 9MM in his pocket, and a 9mm was found under the front seat, in which he was sitting when the drive by happened. The gun was stolen from his boss I believe but was not allowed in court because the officer would not have known it was a stolen gun.

but he was supposed to be a great student.

It’s funny what details get “skipped”. Your add is even more incriminating.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.fo...-charged-in-shooting-death-of-antwon-rose.amp

Pennsylvania police officer charged in shooting death of Antwon Rose | Fox News

June 27, 2018
East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld (right) was charged with one count of criminal homicide in the shooting death of 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. (AP)

A Pennsylvania police officer was charged with one count of criminal homicide in the shooting death of a 17-year-old boy in East Pittsburgh who was fleeing a traffic stop, according to court records released Wednesday.

The charge against East Pittsburgh Officer Michael Rosfeld is outlined in a criminal complaint that says the officer first told investigators that 17-year-old Antwon Rose Jr. turned his hand toward him when he ran from the car and he "saw something dark he perceived as a gun." During a second recap of the shooting, Rosfeld told investigators he did not see a gun and he was not sure if the teen's arm was pointed at him when he fired.

"You can't take someone's life under these circumstances," Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala said at a news conference.

The 30-year-old officer turned himself in Wednesday morning, was arraigned and released on $250,000 bond. Rosfeld, who was sworn in just hours before the shooting but had been working at the police department for a couple weeks, is scheduled to appear in court July 6, according to Mike Manko, a spokesman for the District Attorney's Office

Manko said that criminal homicide can include any instance where someone knowingly, intentionally, recklessly or negligently causes the death of another person, and includes the charges of murder, voluntary and involuntary manslaughter.

On Tuesday, police arrested 17-year-old Zaijuan Hester in a drive-by shooting that started a chain of events that ended with Rose's killing. Hester was with Rose the night he was shot by police, authorities said.

Investigators said Rosfeld stopped a car carrying Rose and two other people because it matched the description of a car reported to be involved in a shooting about 15 minutes earlier in a nearby town.

As the officer took the driver into custody, video posted to Facebook by a bystander showed Rose and the other passenger running away.

FAMILY OF ANTWON ROSE TO PUSH FOR CRIMINAL CHARGES AGAINST COP WHO FIRED DEADLY SHOTS

The officer quickly fired three shots, all of which struck Rose, who later died at a hospital from his injuries. Zappala said the 17-year-old was hit in the side of the face in the cheek area, the right elbow, and mid-back, with a bullet recovered in the chest area.


Antwon Rose, 17, was shot three times on June 19 when he ran off after the officer stopped a vehicle he was traveling in that had been linked to a non-fatal drive-by shooting in a town a few miles away (Facebook)
Rosfeld had previously worked in Harmarville and for the University of Pittsburgh Police Department. He was placed on administrative leave as per protocol while county police conducted an independent investigation.

In the days since Rose, a Woodland Hills High School honors student, was fatally shot, marchers have demonstrated almost daily across the area. They refrained from protest Monday, as Rose was laid to rest, out of respect for his family.

Authorities previously said two handguns were retrieved from the car, and an empty gun clip was found in Rose's pocket, according to Zappala.


Marchers walk by PPG Paints arena as they protest the shooting death of Antwon Rose Jr. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Pittsburgh (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
He said Wednesday that just being in the car at the scene of the North Braddock shooting did not make Rose a party to the crime, and that surveillance video of the initial shooting shows the 17-year-old did not fire a gun.

"By all accounts, Mr. Rose never did anything in furtherance of any crimes in North Braddock," Zappala said.

MOURNERS CALL FOR JUSTICE IN PITTSBURGH-AREA SHOOTING OF ANTWON ROSE

In video of the fatal shooting taken from a nearby home, Rose, in a gray shirt, is the first to run from the vehicle.

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The arrest of Hester on Tuesday came as dozens of protesters returned to the streets of downtown Pittsburgh, blocking traffic with locked arms and raised fists, demanding justice in Rose's death.

Chanting, "Who did this? The police did this!" and "Three shots to the back, how do you justify that?" marchers began walking several blocks shortly after 7:30 a.m., shutting down busy intersections for more than two hours, according to the Associated Press.

Zappala said while there have been protests in the area, he felt "no pressure" to charge the officer.

The lawyers representing Rose's family said the family is approaching the homicide charge filed against the officer with "guarded optimism."


People start a protest march against the shooting death of Antwon Rose Jr. on Tuesday, June 26, 2018, in Pittsburgh. Rose was fatally shot by a police officer seconds after he fled a traffic stop June 19, in the suburb of East Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
"There is still a long road ahead to a conviction and proper sentencing, which is the only thing we will accept as justice," Fred Rabner told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "In this area of civil rights we know that from protests to policy is a marathon not a sprint and we hope that this case has the endurance to change the landscape of the country on this important issue of police brutality."

Lawyer S. Lee Merritt said at a news conference after meeting with Zappala and investigators there is no evidence of Rose shooting a gun, and that the 17-year-old "found himself at the wrong place at the wrong time."

Fox News' Whitney Ksiazek, Chris Irvine, Samuel Chamberlain, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.
 

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Those pesky little facts don't advance the narrative so they won't be repeated.
 
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I guess this is the best place to put this.

The President of Princeton recently published an open letter claiming mea culpa about their "systemic racism"

Well the Department of Education has opened an investigation.

If that claim is factually true, then Princeton in in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

From here.

Now, the Education Department has sent a formal records request as it pursues its investigation. Its main point of contention is whether Princeton has lied to the public with its marketing and to the department in its promise not to uphold racist standards, in accordance with receiving federal funds.

"Based on its admitted racism, the U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) is concerned Princeton’s nondiscrimination and equal opportunity assurances in its Program Participation Agreements from at least 2013 to the present may have been false," the letter reads. "The Department is further concerned Princeton perhaps knew, or should have known, these assurances were false at the time they were made. Finally, the Department is further concerned Princeton’s many nondiscrimination and equal opportunity claims to students, parents, and consumers in the market for education certificates may have been false, misleading, and actionable substantial misrepresentations in violation of 20 U.S.C. § 1094(c)(3)(B) and 34 CFR 668.71(c). Therefore, the Department’s Office of Postsecondary Education, in consultation with the Department’s Office of the General Counsel, is opening this investigation."

What the department seeks to obtain from its investigation is what evidence Princeton used in its determination that the university is racist, including all records regarding Eisgruber's letter and a "spreadsheet identifying each person who has, on the ground of race, color, or national origin, been excluded from participation in, been denied the benefits of, or been subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance as a result of the Princeton racism or 'damage' referenced in the President’s Letter." Eisgruber and a "designated corporate representative" must sit for interviews under oath, and Princeton must also respond to written questions regarding the matter.

Well if this in't being hoisted by one's own petard, I don't know what is.

Princeton is now in a box.

They either have to provide the data to show they are in fact "racist", and suffer the legal consequences, which should mean their hides are nailed to the wall for falsifying their certifications regarding civil rights.

Or...

Admit they were blowing smoke and their claim of "systemic racism" was malarkey which will enrage the woke.

popcorn
 

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I guess this is the best place to put this.

The President of Princeton recently published an open letter claiming mea culpa about their "systemic racism"

Well the Department of Education has opened an investigation.

If that claim is factually true, then Princeton in in violation of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

From here.



Well if this in't being hoisted by one's own petard, I don't know what is.

Princeton is now in a box.

They either have to provide the data to show they are in fact "racist", and suffer the legal consequences, which should mean their hides are nailed to the wall for falsifying their certifications regarding civil rights.

Or...

Admit they were blowing smoke and their claim of "systemic racism" was malarkey which will enrage the woke.

popcorn

You write like an Andrew Klavan listener.
 
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