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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I read this last night and I understand where he is coming from, but I don't agree with parts of it. Saints tight end Benjamin Watson writes thoughtful Ferguson reflection on Facebook...

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Old 11-27-2014, 03:16 PM   #1
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Saints tight end Benjamin Watson writes thoughtful Ferguson reflection on Facebook

I read this last night and I understand where he is coming from, but I don't agree with parts of it.

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There is nothing to agree or disagree with. He's writing about his personal feelings on the matter.
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Old 11-28-2014, 07:06 AM   #3
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Yeah, he made some salient points ... my heart goes out to Ferguson ... takes a long time for a city to recover from something like this ... if ever, .
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he was honest with his feelings and iMO he has a good grasp of the issues as a whole. that i can respect.

I tip my hat to him he pointed fingers at everyone including himself. an honest rant
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Great call out Ben. Better than ANY media coverage I've seen or read!

There was wrong done on both sides. But who's willing to sit down, discuss it and fix it??

Personally I prefer comedy to politics. The comedians rarely get it wrong and make us laugh in the process
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Great call out Ben. Better than ANY media coverage I've seen or read!

There was wrong done on both sides. But who's willing to sit down, discuss it and fix it??

Personally I prefer comedy to politics. The comedians rarely get it wrong and make us laugh in the process
What did the police officer do wrong?
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Old 11-28-2014, 12:57 PM   #7
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What did the police officer do wrong?
I honestly don't know. I'm having problems finding anything wrong based on the information we have. Only Wilson will ever know the answer to that question.

My comment was more about the big picture, from both sides. What I liked about Watsons post was the perspective for both sides - something our media-driven, sensationalized society feeds on.
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What did the police officer do wrong?
Other than being white, nothing.
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Old 11-29-2014, 12:37 AM   #9
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Call me what you want; I couldn't finish reading your comments..........
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Overall, I can appreciate what Ben is trying to do. I don't think he's pointing fingers at one part, and that's refreshing. The only thing I disagree with is where he says he's offended at the insensitivity. It doesn't matter if you believe the officer did anything wrong or not, because the fact is that people are rioting over something that has nothing to do with 99% of them. That's bad enough. But the worst part is that they are endangering everyone around them and destroying property of people who haven't done anything to anyone in the process. Those people deserve all the negative things that are said about them.
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If I had a nickel for every time I heard that, the NFL would fine and suspend me.
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