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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    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.
    In many cases, not even the black cops really care about black people.
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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    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?
    From race induced riots against the cops it sure would.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha
    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.
    It simply eases tensions. If, as a police force, all you show up with is a race not of the region you are in, the assumptions of the populace, right or wrong, are going to light up race tensions.
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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    In many cases, not even the black cops really care about black people.
    I think general a lot of cops don't care about a lot people.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Invisible View Post
    In many cases, not even the black cops really care about black people.
    Don't you think it would be more accurate to say that they don't care about those they believe are criminals or have acted in a criminal way?
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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    From race induced riots against the cops it sure would.

    It simply eases tensions. If, as a police force, all you show up with is a race not of the region you are in, the assumptions of the populace, right or wrong, are going to light up race tensions.
    For how long though? If you don't have enough police out there to respond to violence, you're inevitably going to see an uptick in crime.

    And I think it really boils down to age at this point. No matter what, if you grew up in the time of segregation, there's probably never going to be a time your going to give a white cop the benefit of the doubt... and that's understandable, if not correct. But for younger people though, who have been around whites a lot more often, I don't think they'd see it as the same. Of course, then you just have the problem of young cops with... as one poster put it... napoleon complexes. But that's another issue though.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    They're demanding a 'murder charge' against the officer not a verdict. First things, first.
    No that's not all they're demanding.

    They're demanding a Murder Charge and then a Guilty verdict. That's " justice "...
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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?
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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Ever hear of "probable cause"? Look it up!
    Being black is probable cause?
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    re: Protests over Missouri teen's death turn violent[W:647,807]

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    They're demanding a 'murder charge' against the officer not a verdict. First things, first.
    No that's not all they're demanding.

    They're demanding a Murder Charge and then a Guilty verdict. That's " justice "...
    The Official demands were posted earlier so there would be no confusion over that and what mobs may demand.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha View Post
    I think general a lot of cops don't care about a lot people.
    Which is a division we must work on. It's why I'm so opposed to the militarizing of our police forces. Police need to be approachable. Not intimidating. It's already intimidating enough them just being authority.
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