TMC wrote: bada wrote:
speakonitgod wrote:banned for having an unpopular opinion..... well it was fun while it lasted *hats off*
No, I banned you for celebrating the cold blooded murder of 4 police officers of our local community that you know nothing about. The post that I deleted was pictures of champagne bottles being opened in celebration.
We had many PM's asking for a member to be banned for seemingly promoting hitting a woman. Even despite the member trying to explain that is not exactly what he meant.
You are promoting and celebrating murder and making no excuses for doing so. Maybe my colleagues here wont stand by this decision but I could not in good concience let it continue and will gladly step down and away from the board if people think this was unfair.
Beat me to it, Bada. I was going to ban him right away. Thanks for taking care.
I guess not everybody will like the reaction Bada and me just had, but celebrating the random killing of four cops? Come on, like if we had any other chance than banishment.
Could we not just have had a discussion about this? to get the REAL
reason Speak FEELS
I was actually typing quite a long post in response to him, both condeming his comments BUT
trying to understand why such a bright young guy feels this way..............but dont even have a chance to find out now do we.
If I know anything about Speak its that he is an incredibly intelligent and accepting young man.............I mean f*ck, he was the one that Sf was directing his racist abuse at, and not only was Sf giving over a week before he was banned for his "unpopular opinion" but Speak was actually someone who said he shouldNT be banned!!!
How do we know that Speak hasnt had friends or even family hurt by police? how do we know Speak doesnt know someone thats been un-lawfully killed by police?..............maybe he doesnt want to talk about or admit it because its a rather difficult thing to talk about no?
Best case scenario, as a young black man in Oakland, Im sure Speak has been and will be subject to amounts of harrassment and un-fair abuse from police, and god forbid worse.
I understand the stance on deleting the posts because of the possibility of relatives seeing these comments from Speak.
But for f*cks sake............the reason this place is dying a slow death is because people like Speak dont post here anymore, and Im sorry but banning him is too much..............delete the posts, give him a warning, have a discussion and know what your dealing with before banning him.