What else can possibly be said about race that hasn't been said already? We all know it exists, though not on a major level. We know that Black crime is a problem that needs addressing, we know that many schools are lacking and some neighborhoods are more dangerous than others.
This 'dialogue' is really more about name calling than problem solving and this police chief is doing nothing more than self-aggrandizing suggesting he is the one who, unlike others, will seek out and punish racism wherever he finds it. This sign is very poor judgement on his part, as we can see by the negative reactions its received.
Why bother with the sign at all? He could have added any crime to that silly sign, but chose 'racism' instead. That is just a 'look at me' moment and not one that inspires trust or confidence in his leadership.
This message is no different or no less tone deaf than Mayor de Blasio's comments following the Garner GJ verdict that he has to caution his mixed race son about his contact with NYC police. The messages, in both cases, in isolation, may be perfectly logical, reasonable, and important, but in connection with what is happening at the time they are idiotic and brain dead for the damage they cause as opposed to the benefit they may bestow.
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Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
the best part about the invention of the negativity . . . .(its just like many said its like a few people didnt even read the sign, or the article or the guys very own words, none which are negative)
Inventing negativity over this is part of the problem and not part of the solution. People were talking about this at work today in Pittsburgh where I live and while its just my personal experience (and only about 20 people involved when i took my break) there's nobody in real life I have encountered bothered by this nor are they inventing negativity in it. The only one crying is the union president. (who is part of the problem)Chief Cameron McLay was photographed holding up the sign that someone had brought to the city's annual First Night celebration.
Mayor Bill Peduto said he saw the picture on social media and liked it so much he re-posted it on his own Facebook page.
"I thought, 'What a great way to begin the new year,'" said the first-year mayor, who hired McLay in September.
mean while again here in Pittsburgh
Facebook photo shows new Pittsburgh police Chief McLay aiding protest | TribLIVE
If the Chief says his officers aren't a problem, then what is the dialogue about? Now, keep in mind that I come from the same area so to speak, I lived near Baltimore for 20 years.
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No doubt he stepped in it. The head of anything cannot hold up signs saying "end....." unless he sees something he thinks needs ending.
I believe the man's goal is profoundly appropriate, however his choice op words and display leaves a great deal to be desired. And, as far as I'm concerned, the "end white silence" is racist, suggesting only whites engage in racism.
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I have no idea what you are asking?
2.) again what are you asking
if you want to ask me about what i have stated do so and be specific
if you are asking me about any "extra" meanings you are assuming or inventing on top of the chiefs statments I can't help you, you'd have to ask him lol can only go by what was actually said and thats the point and thank you for proving it.
3.) Baltimore (bean there and go family there) is nothing like Pittsburgh IMO and also meaningless to the topic
I think what this White cop is trying to say is that he will challege any of the real racists he deals with working on the street. Like the totally racist street gangs. Almost none any are multi-racial. The Crips, Bloods, Mexian Mafia and M-13 are each made up of only racists of their own race.
I'm glad this White cop will not be afriad to speak up to these racists groups about their racism and not be silent.
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