Journalism is dead, it's been replaced by creative writing aka fake news. Critical thinking is pretty much dead too. I miss the hearsay rule. The concept of "ethic" has been stripped from the Journalism curriculum.
I would say they aren't throwing anything for this season.
You perceive it as "loss of unity" because your heart occasionally wants to kick them in the nuts.
The unity was gone today. Bennett was sitting, Sherm was standing with folded arms, Wilson and Richard were standing hand over heart... all without their unity.
I believe I addressed my reasons for my suggestion of a lack of unity. 'Tis simple, they weren't united. Duh
But it sort of brings up something I alluded to in another thread.. police training seemingly focuses purely on their perspective and the criminal perspective..they dont seem to be taught what normal behavior they should expect from non-involved civilians will be.
First, this wasn't police training. Can't prove it, but I'd bet the marbles on it.
Second, It's hard to define "normal" behavior from un-involved civilians" for the purposes of said training..
The "book" on mental illness has gone thru five iterations... the changes from DSM-4 to DSM-5 were YUGE. I'd argue that this book and it's arguable instability are a mirror to the Yuge variability of "normal" people as well. Just MHO.
Arguably you detain anyone they think may be a threat, erring on the side of caution. That's detain in the car or curb, depending on the perceived threat. Michael Bennett is a scary fuckin' dude on the street. 6'4, 280, ripped. No, not color, physical appearance. Huge motherfucker.
He spooked them. No not racially spooked, halloween spooked. He made them nervous so they grabbed him. They ran past other black people to get to Bennett. Could it have been his demeanor? No one who has posted here understands their job... But they publish their rules for all to see, just look.
Has anyone looked up the cop rules on stopping and detaining "people of interest" ( I'm trying to watch my local rules here ) ? When are they polite, when do they ratchet up the verbal then physical activity? When does the gun come out? Remember, this was a call for an active shooter. They were up, they were amped, they were extremely cautious.
No, they weren't polite nor is it appropriate at this level of perception from the call, they were looking for someone firing at civilians. Fucking carnage. Thank god it was mistaken.
Since the video shows cops going past other black people to get to Bennett, doesn't that ipso facto remove race as an issue? I think so.
Finally, might you demonstrate your issues with my conversation style, using the above? I love constructive criticism. :)
I think Michael Bennett has the right to sit, stand, stand on his head, do backflips, whatever, during the Anthem. Some hate it, some don't care, etc... while my mind thinks he should do what his heart says, my heart occasionally wahts to kick him in the nuts... that's the emotional me.
I was impressed with the Hawks unity, both in locking arms and in sitting in the locker room during anthem time - those were examples of team unity. The unity was gone today. Bennett was sitting, Sherm was standing with folded arms, Wilson and Richard were standing hand over heart... all without their unity.
Once they lost their unity, I believe that the team will suffer in some way due to what's happening. It's impossible for the unity to fall without effecting the focus in the game. To be sure it's a physical game, but it's a mental game as well. I fear we're losing the mental game.
I'm glad it's not my decision, but you can't throw a professional team season for social issues... or can you?