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44 minutes ago, sirineou said:

Police do not come from the Moon, they come from you and me, and as such they are subjects  the same perceptual constructs that influence reactions.   There is  screening  to adjust for that, but it is inevitable that sooner or later such screening will fail and an unsuitable individual  will become a cop. or that a good cope will make a dad decision,  or crack under the strain.

IMO these riots have not served to change perceptions for the better. Peaceful protest would have brought the required justice and improve relations. 

Politicians and community organizers hold their fair share of blame over this also. 

I think a huge part of the problem is that good cops have traits very similar to good thugs. It's true. So how do you screen and get good cops and not have them act like criminal thugs on occasion? Difficult challenge. The best we can do is vigorously prosecute when they step out of line.

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12 minutes ago, Cryingdick said:

 

But I thought it was the government and the government alone that protects us from things like global warming, the virus, income inequality and evil corporations???? 

Not this Government it isn't.

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4 minutes ago, Chomper Higgot said:

Perhaps because she was the only white Australian murdered by a US cops in a long time. 

 

Not so Black American victims of police murders. 

 

Have any numbers on officers killed by blacks in the past decade? It's more than a few. I did a short Google search and it seems that 135 officers killed last year. 1,627 in the past decade. 

 

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Off topic bickering posts about statistics have been removed.

 

Other troll posts and the replies have been removed. 

 

A post using a video from an unapproved/questionable source has been removed. 

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11 hours ago, H1w4yR1da said:

That should've been treated as a hate crime, they were calling every homosexual slur in the book while they assaulted him, he's a gay man. But those types of rules dont apply to the perpetual victims. 

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31 minutes ago, Crazy Alex said:

I think a huge part of the problem is that good cops have traits very similar to good thugs. It's true. So how do you screen and get good cops and not have them act like criminal thugs on occasion? Difficult challenge. The best we can do is vigorously prosecute when they step out of line.

So if  for the moment it were to be accepted  that good  cops have similar traits  to  good thugs as a truth then  that would need to acknowledge the  same truth  that if screening as a prerequisite to  get  good cops  is done  by  thug  cops who are already in the system and controlling it then what is being witnessed  is  the horrible revelation  of  that.

I think the same  failure  has  occurred with  the current  Potus.

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4 minutes ago, Cryingdick said:

Funny enough I just saw a new Nike ad after that post supporting the "protestors". I am buying some NKE stock now. Nike is going to make a killing off of helping the black community justify this mayhem. They be woke.

The result of a peaceful protest turning into loot fest in the state of Washington

https://www.khq.com/top_video/watch-nike-store-looted-in-downtown-spokane/video_8cfc8980-a3c3-11ea-a925-6b8b9c0c2f9c.html

 

KHQ Q6, NBC affiliate 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, Cryingdick said:

 

But I thought it was the government and the government alone that protects us from things like global warming, the virus, income inequality and evil corporations???? 

Someone's gonna have a lot of 'splaing to do if there isn't a huge spike in CV 19 cases in the next week or so.

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Only COVID can stop this.  

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40 minutes ago, Chomper Higgot said:

The 'Black Lives Matter' campaign was peaceful protest and while it did achieve a change in police recordings to include the race of people the police killed (previously not recorded), it achieved little else, and I remind you was frequently met with hostility from the rightwing. 

 

Regardless of where the police come from, they are agents of the state, they wield state powers and their abuse of those powers is not simply individual officers, it is systematic. 

 

The race of people who overwhelmingly suffer police abuse react violently - the only surprise is they don't react violently more often. 

 

If you have a problem with that, have a chat with a gun rights activist and get them to explain the argument for owning guns as a protection against an abusive Government. 

 

Obviously there will be more incidence where crime is higher. A lot of progress has being achieved in the US and in the world without looting, why is it necessary now? 

 

39 minutes ago, Crazy Alex said:

I think a huge part of the problem is that good cops have traits very similar to good thugs. It's true. So how do you screen and get good cops and not have them act like criminal thugs on occasion? Difficult challenge. The best we can do is vigorously prosecute when they step out of line.

I understand what you are saying, It takes a particular personality to be  a cop and consequently you would have a higher percentage of aggressive personalities. An Important thing to do is to prosecute those who step over the line, but it is not the best we can do, we can do better. We can train better, and supervise better. but there is also the other side of the equation. 

The community could take more responsibility for it's self and  self police, it could make a certain kind of behavior unexceptionable. People take their cues from the ones around them.In the police force and in the community.  

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5 minutes ago, mike787 said:

Only COVID can stop this.  

We can only hope.  That, or the Sig 716.  🤠

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