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    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    BJS: Local Police

    So I don't have specifics, but we know that 75% are white, and the piece says that 10% are hispanic. Leaving 15% for blacks then? We're still talking about a much smaller pool to draw from. And I doubt a lot of people are looking to go to St. Louis...
    Those national police force numbers at least kind of reflect the population at large.

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    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    True but 2/3rds of the population is black and 94% of the police are white? That's not off by a little.
    Which just shows that the number of searches were within the parameters of their population percentage.
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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    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...
    I think it was just aggression from a community that regularly gets the short end of the stick when it comes to law enforcement.
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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    A shooting that you're claiming was because of racism.
    No I'm not saying that. I have no idea why the shooting happened. Once again... I'm saying there was a shooting and the racial makeup of the local population isn't reflected in the police force that is policing that population so that made it easy to become the racialized tinderbox that it is right now down there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I think it was just aggression from a community that regularly gets the short end of the stick when it comes to law enforcement.
    Hell, the whole judicial system.
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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Made so by the racialists.

    Think about it: a town that is 67% black is run by a buncha racist white boys?

    So why aren't they disclosing the race of the cop? Would it make a difference if the cop was black?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    True but 2/3rds of the population is black and 94% of the police are white? That's not off by a little.
    Well, I guess they could fire some of the police officers... that bring down the ratio but it wouldn't exactly make the town safer though would it?

    Going back to your OP that started all this, I understand the desire to have people of a similar background involved when going into a situation to relate to it. But I would argue that in the long term, it isn't going to make anything better, and maybe make things worse. The police deal is one of the last real vestiges of... supposed/inferred/implied (can't think of the right word, hope that gets across what I'm saying) racism? Is it better to risk someone's safety and wait for the black guy on duty to go to the area, or let the closest available get to the scene to deal with the situation? At some point, we need to move on from this idea that only the black cop will care about black people and stop assuming that whites don't care.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    So why aren't they disclosing the race of the cop? Would it make a difference if the cop was black?
    Hell yeah it would. Think about it, out of 56 cops, you decide to only hire 3 black dudes. Just so happened that one of those three is a little trigger happy. I'd be questioning their hiring practice in case..

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    I wasn't arguing that people were buying guns, it was the who and why that I was curious about.

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