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Ravenheart
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libertea
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Officer Darren Wilson is innocent

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Started: 8/22/2014 Category: Society
Updated: 2 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Ravenheart

Pro

There has been a lot of media coverage of the situation in Ferguson. The media has jumped the gun with the race card and instigated the riots in Ferguson and vilified an officer for doing his job.
libertea

Con


First, I feel that this should be addressed. Yes it is true that the media has been extensively involved in this case; however, for the purposes of this debate I will ignore the fact that you referred to Mr. Brown's death as a "situation" instead of a TRAGEDY. No matter the circumstances, the loss of human life is a tragedy.


Also, I would like to say that we do not have all the facts of the case. We simply do not KNOW what happened at this time.


    1. With that being said, I have a question. How can you definitively state that the officer has been vilified for "doing his job?" Maybe he WASN'T doing his job? Isn't it possible that Officer Wilson responded with an unusual and unnecessary amount of force in such a stressful situation?
    1. While there are some news outlets that have already "tried and sentenced" Officer Wilson, isn't it true that there are also some in the media that are determined to place blame on Mr. Brown? You can't state that "the media jumped the gun" and refer to everyone in the media. It is FACTUALLY false.
Debate Round No. 1
Ravenheart

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libertea

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Debate Round No. 2
Ravenheart

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Dilara 2 years ago
Dilara
Black on white crime is 10 times more common than white on black crime and black on white murderers are 4 times more common than white on black murderers. This is from the DOJ. I don't see white people demanding that black people stop Killing us. There were no protests after the murderers of Channon Christian and Chris Newsom or the murderer of Chris lane. Some black people want to blame all their problems on whites. Browns blood was found on Wilson's car, uniform and gun and he was shot in the hand at close range which means he as reaching for Wilson's gun. He than ran away, turned back and charged. He could not have had his hands up because of his shot to the hand. Whoever wants to waste their time protesting is just being stupid. Why don't we worry about real problems instead of white on black racism which is mostly gone.
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