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St. Louis Af American Baptist on Ferguson

Postby Stephen Fox » Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:11 pm

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Re: St. Louis African-American on Ferguson

Postby Ed Pettibone » Thu Aug 21, 2014 10:58 am

Stephen Fox wrote:http://ethicsdaily.com/3-responses-to-fergusons-unfolding-tragedy-cms-22064


Great piece, probably the first that I have seen by someone directly involved.

I deeply appreciate the part where he says ;

Having been in what I perceived were life-or-death situations, with only a few seconds to respond, I can sympathize with the officer's actions to defend himself.

That doesn't mean that I agree with, or justify, his actions. It only means that, if he believed that his life was immediately threatened, I can understand why he responded with force.

What is important to me right now is how we respond to the fallout from this event.

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Re: St. Louis Af American Baptist on Ferguson

Postby Tim Bonney » Thu Aug 21, 2014 12:56 pm

Good article. I also appreciate what he says about waiting for all the facts. It is so easy to make judments made on incomplete information.
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