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  1. #301
    Quote Originally Posted by gogobongopop View Post
    Yes, I'd agree. I was aware that the question might be provocative. Nevertheless I thought it was important and interesting; but perhaps more in relation to the UK protests than the US.
    UK (and other non-US) protests are joining in on the bandwagon and as much to do with people being bored after months of lockdown as it does what's actually going on.

    The Police here are nothing like the Police in the USA.

    The US is five times the UK population but I believe its the case that the US Police kill more people in one year than the UK Police have ever killed in the past 150 years put together.
    In 2018 the UK Police killed 3 people (all terrorists IIRC) while their US counterparts killed a thousand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    I wouldn't consider it offensive, but it's not harmless either. It's more along the lines of a confirmation for why.
    Not harmless and harmful is kind of the same for people who would use the word offensive to describe that kind of language.

    It makes the difference between a man choking another man to death and a deeply racist law enforcement agency killing another black man on trivial grounds. Should 'we not overreact' or should we burn down the police station and demand real change.

    Every day we waste on that discussion is another day the system can kill again.
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  3. #303
    Choking a man to death for 8 minutes and 46 seconds is inexcusable and repugnant and demands serious action no matter the motive.

    Whether he did this because he was a racist or he did this because he was a petty little man on an ego trip wanting his authoritah respected and his victims skin colour didn't matter is somewhat moot. Something has to change.
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    Mind boggling. You are part of the problem.
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  5. #305
    Atlanta (CNN)Hours after a fired police officer was charged with felony murder for fatally shooting a man in the back, Atlanta police officers are not responding to calls in three of the department's six zones, multiple sources within the Atlanta Police Department said.

    Though the department denied that was the case, a police union director backed CNN's sources' accounts and said that, in some instances, officers were refusing to leave their precincts unless a fellow police officer required backup. He expects more officers to miss work Thursday, he said.
    https://edition.cnn.com/2020/06/17/u...lls/index.html

    "If you don't let us murder people, we won't do our jobs". Absolutely pathetic.

    And why do people insist on calling this phenomena 'blue flu' when 'swine flu' is right there?
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  6. #306
    Quote Originally Posted by Steely Glint View Post
    ...

    And why do people insist on calling this phenomena 'blue flu' when 'swine flu' is right there?
    Because swine insinuates they have Pride Integrity and Guts.
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  7. #307
    Quote Originally Posted by Hazir View Post
    Mind boggling. You are part of the problem.
    Three of the cops were POC, how can you insist that its racial? Makes no sense.

  8. #308
    Quote Originally Posted by Lewkowski View Post
    Three of the cops were POC, how can you insist that its racial? Makes no sense.
    If they aren't willing to find murder committed by their colleagues to be something meriting objection or action on their part, why should we think they wouldn't ignore racism?
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  9. #309
    Quote Originally Posted by Hazir View Post
    Mind boggling. You are part of the problem.
    Demanding action is part of the problem?

    So you'd be OK with the Police committing murder so long as it isn't racially motivated? I'm not, whether its racially motivated or not the problem needs dealing with.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
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  10. #310
    Clearly needed more training in how to not get caught:

    https://portcitydaily.com/local-news...ait-free-read/
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  11. #311
    More fapping material for our resident sad sack:

    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
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  12. #312
    Stormtroopers cracking down on violins in the streets:

    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
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  13. #313
    Good article on how US police became increasingly "militarized"....along with crappy data collection/oversight.

    Over several decades, the 1033 program has shipped over $7.4 billion of Defense Department property to more than 8,000 law enforcement agencies.

    https://www.wired.com/story/pentagon...-1033-program/

  14. #314
    “Humanity's greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”
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  15. #315
    Lewk's heroes enabling rape. No punishment.

    Norman police say they are investigating after a city councilwoman claims her neighbor was raped by a stranger who had the wrong woman, meaning to rape her.

    Norman Police Department's internal affairs unit is investigating allegations against two officers. These officers are accused of sharing personal information online about a city councilwoman. This all stems from a now-deleted Facebook post over the weekend where city councilwoman Alexandra Scott said she was the intended target of an alleged sexual assault involving her neighbor. Scott was also concerned about her address being leaked online and said it was done by police officers.
    https://kfor.com/news/norman-pd-inve...t-to-rape-her/

    https://www.news9.com/story/5efe6166...al-information
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  16. #316
    Remarkable cultural difference between the USA and UK. In the USA leaking the address of Councilwomen to rape them, in the UK the address for most Councillors is public domain information in the first place - its on the ballot paper in elections.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ominous Gamer View Post
    ℬeing upset is understandable, but be upset at yourself for poor planning, not at the world by acting like a spoiled bitch during an interview.

  17. #317
    Not really a difference, RB. Where I live local elections have candidate addresses on the ballot as well, and I imagine it's in the public domain for any elected official because of residency requirements.
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  18. #318
    Just imagine how bad the stuff the police do that they actually feel the need to hide is.
    Sticks and stones take a toll on me but they aren't your strongest weaponry
    You can take your shots but you'd best prepare, I can see smoke rising in the air
    Every move has a counteract, to turn the tides with a planned attack
    You push me down and the rest will rise but first I'm singing a battle cry

  19. #319
    ACAB

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