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Old 05-12-2020, 10:01 PM   #4976
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Old 05-22-2020, 12:15 AM   #4980
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Old 06-04-2020, 09:25 PM   #4982
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Old 06-09-2020, 10:34 PM   #4984
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What is sad is that the above post will be seen as controversial by some, akin to an "all live matter" post. I was kind of shocked, when I looked into the statistics, to discover that more unarmed white people are killed by police each year than unarmed blacks. The numbers are still disproportionate, and that definitely needs to be addressed, but I was a bit disturbed by the fact that I couldn't remember the last time I heard ANYTHING in the news about an unarmed white person being killed by police, despite the fact that it actually happens more frequently.

Don't get me wrong. I think racism obviously plays a role in the disproportionate numbers involved. But I do think treating the problem as if it is JUST an issue of racism runs the risk of trying to apply solutions that don't address the whole issue of police violence.

I suspect (though obviously I don't have any expertise to back this up) that the issue is one of police (some police, anyway) having a tendency to treat people as guilty until proven innocent in certain situations, and also having very low regard or compassion for anybody they view as a criminal. The racism, I suspect (again, disclaimer, this is just my unprofessional speculation), comes into play when they are determining, in their mind, whether this person they are dealing with is a criminal. But once they have decided that you ARE a criminal, whatever your race, I think there are cops who are determined not to "take any crap" from you, and feel like you deserve whatever you get.

If I am at all right about this, focusing on racism alone (if successful) would just make the numbers more proportionate, not fix the overall problem. Fortunately, a lot of the demands for police reform that I've seen codified by larger organizations seem to address the issues of police procedures and tactics in ways that would (again, if successful) benefit ANYBODY that ends up dealing with a police response.
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Old 06-17-2020, 01:48 AM   #4986
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By the way, the US death toll passed 155,000. Remember that this November.
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Old 08-07-2020, 07:55 PM   #4994
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Is that likely to be something in my Firewall here at work? Or is this something everybody is getting from this link?
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Old 08-12-2020, 06:18 PM   #4995
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Old 08-12-2020, 07:34 PM   #4996
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I'm curious what that T-Shirt says. CCCP is USSR, I know, but I've no idea about the rest.
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My understanding is the riot police were cracking down on protestors in a place where someone had been killed. This dude may have been wearing a Soviet Union shirt, but nothing it could say (and given the design it very likely isn't threatening or vulgar) could possibly have warranted or set off a squad of edgy cops like that, especially when the wearer is handing out flowers.

Pretty sure I got this off r/pics, so the topic is probably still easily found.
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Old 08-13-2020, 02:20 PM   #4998
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Yeah, sorry if I gave the impression that the shirt might have justified the treatment. Certainly it doesn't, no matter what it says. I was just curious, since wearing a Soviet-themed T-shirt seems unusual in a former Soviet Republic.
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Old 08-13-2020, 09:17 PM   #4999
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You didn't give the impression, I just don't believe the shirt set the cop off.
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