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    Re: Police chief's anti-racism sign lauded, criticized[W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Incidentally, I said it would be viewed as an admission that racism is this large problem with the police and look at the very first response to this thread.



    Now, to be consistent with what you're telling me, you should disagree with what I've bolded. Do you?
    No I do not disagree with what you bolded. There is institutional bias in the sense that the individuals that form the institution that is the justice system have subliminal beliefs and preconceived notions about minorities. These stereotypes cause the institutional bias I alluded to.
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    Re: Police chief's anti-racism sign lauded, criticized[W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by 11Bravo View Post
    Maybe they are seen as trouble makers because they are making trouble. Tell me, of the 12,000,000 arrests last year, how many are you claiming were racially motivated, rather than proper????
    I'm not saying that they were not deserved arrests. On the other hand, what I am getting at is that minorities are targeted for searches based on race. So many of these violations would go unnoticed if the person being arrested was not a minority. Middle aged white women are the most likely group to commit shoplifting, yet they get a fraction of the scrutiny. I'm not justifying breaking the law, but what I am trying to point out is that there is an institutionalized bias against minorities that is rooted in our culture. In order for black arrest rates to go down we need to stop trying to find reasons to arrest them. Again, this doesn't mean turn a blind eye when a crime is being committed, but policies such as stop an frisk are examples of law enforcement going out of there way to try and incarcerate people.
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    Re: Police chief's anti-racism sign lauded, criticized[W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    I'm not saying that they were not deserved arrests. On the other hand, what I am getting at is that minorities are targeted for searches based on race. So many of these violations would go unnoticed if the person being arrested was not a minority. Middle aged white women are the most likely group to commit shoplifting, yet they get a fraction of the scrutiny. I'm not justifying breaking the law, but what I am trying to point out is that there is an institutionalized bias against minorities that is rooted in our culture. In order for black arrest rates to go down we need to stop trying to find reasons to arrest them. Again, this doesn't mean turn a blind eye when a crime is being committed, but policies such as stop an frisk are examples of law enforcement going out of there way to try and incarcerate people.
    LEOs are not 'finding reasons' to arrest black people. That is an absurd claim, and a very racist one at that.

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    Re: Police chief's anti-racism sign lauded, criticized[W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    I'm not saying that they were not deserved arrests. On the other hand, what I am getting at is that minorities are targeted for searches based on race. So many of these violations would go unnoticed if the person being arrested was not a minority. Middle aged white women are the most likely group to commit shoplifting, yet they get a fraction of the scrutiny. I'm not justifying breaking the law, but what I am trying to point out is that there is an institutionalized bias against minorities that is rooted in our culture. In order for black arrest rates to go down we need to stop trying to find reasons to arrest them. Again, this doesn't mean turn a blind eye when a crime is being committed, but policies such as stop an frisk are examples of law enforcement going out of there way to try and incarcerate people.
    Stop and frisk is in part what made NYC one of the safest large cities in the world...
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    Re: Police chief's anti-racism sign lauded, criticized[W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I don't tweet. Or twit. What's the correct verb?
    I actually don't know myself. I think it's to 'Twit' but I think tweet is acceptable too.
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    Re: Police chief's anti-racism sign lauded, criticized[W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    If he wasn't referring to his officers, who was he referring to?
    Maybe the racism at your workplace, or mine, or the White House (oh wait, that's sexism there....they like to pay their female employees less).

    I think it's a good idea for a police chief to focus on his job in his jurisdiction and not worry about what is going on in everyone else's place of business.

    Of course, that's assuming everyone is right that he isn't saying there's racism in his own ranks. Either he's saying the Pitt PD is filled with racists, or he's a busybody.
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    Re: Police chief's anti-racism sign lauded, criticized[W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    I actually don't know myself. I think it's to 'Twit' but I think tweet is acceptable too.
    Did you just call me a twit?
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    Re: Police chief's anti-racism sign lauded, criticized[W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Did you just call me a twit?
    No, I said I think that the right verb is 'to twit' but I don't see that much of an issue with saying 'to tweet'. Also, I think Twitter actually uses 'tweet' to refer to posts made. So I'm guessing it's 'tweet'.
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    Re: Police chief's anti-racism sign lauded, criticized[W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by 11Bravo View Post
    LEOs are not 'finding reasons' to arrest black people. That is an absurd claim, and a very racist one at that.
    Stop and Frisk is just one example. It happens everywhere, just not specific policy like SaF.
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    Re: Police chief's anti-racism sign lauded, criticized[W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Stop and frisk is in part what made NYC one of the safest large cities in the world...
    Doesn't make it legal or justifiable.
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