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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    What I find kind of weird is that all the people in this area seem to be majority black. So why is it that all the cops that work that area seem to be white?

    Doesn't seem like a very open job to get into. Kind of smacks of cronyism.
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    As a former resident of the Compton area and someone who was in the city at the time, I can tell you it doesn't really matter. Racial tensions tend to work over decades. The Irish/Polish were mistreated for only 20 years before they finally decided they weren't taking that **** and burnt down half of NYC over the Civil War draft. Gangs of New York did a ****ty job at explaining it but really, it was a lot of things grouped together and the catalyst spread out the mess. It's not supposed to make sense because it doesn't. However, it's just more proof that history is not a sequence of events that are only lightly related. Specially when it comes to race and culture. These things have decades and centuries of history sometimes. Muslims and Jews don't hate each other because of those 3 kids that were killed. They hated each other for 1500 years. The dead kids? That's just icing on the cake. Likewise the Hutu and Tutsi violence isn't "spontaneous". The Tutsis also did their share of massacres and oppression. The Hutus never forgot. I've been arguing for years that there needs to be some sort of open All-American discussion on this matter. Wrongs need to be aired out and people from both sides need to admit that certain actions were wrong and discuss how we can better the situation. However, everyone is too concerned with how they'll look if they admit that slavery was wrong or that maybe rioting after the Rodney King trial wasn't a great idea.
    It might just be me but, doesn't that whole spiel indicate the anger should of been focused on the whites? I mean, blacks have historically had more beef with whites than Koreans no?

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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    Explain to me then, because this is something that I've always been curious about and honestly don't understand, did blacks during the Rodney King Riot hit the Korean district so hard?
    I lived in the LA area back then. I think that they tried to but from what I remember I saw Koreans on their roof with their rifles, AK-47's and pistols making messing with them a very difficult thing to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    What I find kind of weird is that all the people in this area seem to be majority black. So why is it that all the cops that work that area seem to be white?

    Doesn't seem like a very open job to get into. Kind of smacks of cronyism.
    That's why I've always been more in favor of neighborhood watches that coordinate with police forces. The idea would be that you let the community police itself with some sort of atache deal going on, or maybe mixed units of Neighborhood watch with beat cops that can back them up.

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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    It might just be me but, doesn't that whole spiel indicate the anger should of been focused on the whites? I mean, blacks have historically had more beef with whites than Koreans no?
    Well, the anger wasn't really focused on Koreans... they just so happened to have a lot of shops near black people. Black business owners were affected by the riots too.
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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    What I find kind of weird is that all the people in this area seem to be majority black. So why is it that all the cops that work that area seem to be white?

    Doesn't seem like a very open job to get into. Kind of smacks of cronyism.
    I read somewhere that of 53 cops, 3 are black.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    I lived in the LA area back then. I think that they tried to but from what I remember I saw Koreans on their roof with their rifles, AK-47's and pistols making messing with them a very difficult thing to do.
    That was definitely a fun sight to behold, but still that didn't stop the looters from trying though. And with all the police bunkered at their HQ, that left the people to defend themselves. This for me was one of those eye opening moments when it came to gun control and how dangerous taking guns away from citizens could be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Well, the anger wasn't really focused on Koreans... they just so happened to have a lot of shops near black people. Black business owners were affected by the riots too.
    So the riots weren't really about getting back at the white men... or anyone else for that matter then was it? That's what I hear when I hear that black people were getting hit as well...

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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    That's why I've always been more in favor of neighborhood watches that coordinate with police forces. The idea would be that you let the community police itself with some sort of atache deal going on, or maybe mixed units of Neighborhood watch with beat cops that can back them up.
    Perhaps but my point was, it doesn't seem like they are hiring people of the area that a police unit is policing. I mean if you are a news org and you have a story break in china town, you'd likely send a chinese reporter if you had one. Or a black reporter if a story broke in a black neighborhood. The fact that the community seems to be minority in the majority but are not being hired... doesn't seem right in the hiring practices.
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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    In some circles it's called exercising first and second amendment rights. Because of this killing, gun sales are on the rise in St. Louis and I shouldn't have to tell you who is buying them and why. That should make NRA members feel safer, eh?

    The cops in both this and the Gardner case instigated and escalated the situation. Imo, there should be convictions because it sure as hell wasn't self defense.
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