Rusty Sheridan 
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Re: “The recent nice weather has brought out the bugs, bees and Bible thumpers

I wish I got these visits. I never do. And I've lived everywhere from the hood to the ritzy neighborhoods (rented in the latter, lol). I'd love to have an intellectual dialogue with those folks.

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Posted by Rusty Sheridan on 03/23/2016 at 8:04 PM

Re: “Ferguson Daze

It's the aggressive, militaristic mentality of the police. This youtube video exemplifies it quite well.…

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Posted by Rusty Sheridan on 12/03/2014 at 4:15 PM

Re: “Ferguson Daze

As a white man who has been harassed, wrongfully detained and arrested, and threatened with physical violence by white cops, I feel there are additional underlying problems with the status quo beyond race. Police officers are frequently lacking education (both formal education as well as ignorance of the law and civil rights), they are frequently power-hungry and abusive of their privileges, they are lacking accountability and oversight (they hide behind their thin blue line, and almost always look out for each other and extend preferential treatment to each other), and they view themselves not as public servants of the people but rather as rulers over subjugates. They expect animal like obedience from the people they are supposed to be working for, and they become incensed and irate whenever any individual questions their tactics or stands up for individual rights. These harmful police qualities are nurtured and fed by a society who pledges blind allegiance to the state and its agents, and who fall victim to the emotional propaganda that encourages people to "thank the boys in uniform for serving and defending our freedom".

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Posted by Rusty Sheridan on 12/03/2014 at 1:49 PM

Re: “I'm not Jova

I really enjoyed the article, Charles. It's true that quote unquote "different" attributes are so often used to identify someone completely. And if those characteristics are consistent between two or more people, then those people are lumped together. Other attributes, including internal attributes, are ignored all-together. I am a white male, and there are obviously lots of white males. But I have really curly big hair, and that's different for a white male. So, naturally, to most people I look like every other white person with big curly hair. Or not even a white person-- I can't tell you how many times someone tells me I look like Sideshow Bob. SIDESHOW BOB IS A FREAKING CARTOON CHARACTER WITH YELLOW SKIN AND A MASSIVE OVERBITE. And he's a psychopathic attempted murderer of children. I do not look like Sideshow Bob. It's the same with people with beards, or an eye patch, or with a minority shade of skin color. They are defined and categorized using the simplest of criteria. Frustrating.

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Posted by Rusty Sheridan on 03/13/2014 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Vote for Charlotte's cinematic Death

This article is incorrect; there is another filmmaker in this competition from Charlotte. Josh Yates is a UNC Charlotte student, and he submitted "T is for Tacenda".

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Posted by Rusty Sheridan on 10/18/2011 at 9:49 PM

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