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

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    No, that is not spin. That is the English language. Note the lack of the words "all my officers" on the sign. That means that it does not say "all my officers". See how language works?
    I see it as implying that racism exists in the force. That could imply everyone, although he certainly doesn't say that.

    What's he going to combat? I appreciate his sentiment, and all -isms should be erased, but how does he do it?
    Arrest fewer blacks?
    Arrest more whites?
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    Re: Police chief's anti-racism sign lauded, criticized[W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I see it as implying that racism exists in the force. That could imply everyone, although he certainly doesn't say that.

    What's he going to combat? I appreciate his sentiment, and all -isms should be erased, but how does he do it?
    Arrest fewer blacks?
    Arrest more whites?
    This is a good example of why we cannot have nice things. The message on the sign is nothing short of positive. He will not ignore or turn a blind eye to racism at work, he will confront it, which he should do in his job. And what happens when some one does something that is positive? Others look for ways to try and turn it into a negative, reading into it, or taking it out of context. It is actually kinda sad that some one holding up a sign saying they will confront workplace racism is somehow controversial.
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    Re: Police chief's anti-racism sign lauded, criticized[W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    This is a good example of why we cannot have nice things. The message on the sign is nothing short of positive. He will not ignore or turn a blind eye to racism at work, he will confront it, which he should do in his job. And what happens when some one does something that is positive? Others look for ways to try and turn it into a negative, reading into it, or taking it out of context. It is actually kinda sad that some one holding up a sign saying they will confront workplace racism is somehow controversial.
    Okay, so how will he confront it exactly? I asked you, and you went off on a tangent about how we can't have nice things.
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    Re: Police chief's anti-racism sign lauded, criticized[W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    I applaud him for accepting the fact that there is institutional racism in the criminal justice system. I think that his approach is the correct one. This is not something that can be changed through legislation, it is a cultural thing. We live in a culture where minorities are seen as trouble makers. No legislation can change that. It will take people like this police chief, and minorities that denounce the use of violent protest and looting as a method of advancing their views.
    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????

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

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Okay, so how will he confront it exactly? I asked you, and you went off on a tangent about how we can't have nice things.
    You can ask him. Here is his twitter account:

    https://twitter.com/chiefcsmclay
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    Re: Police chief's anti-racism sign lauded, criticized[W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    This is a good example of why we cannot have nice things. The message on the sign is nothing short of positive. He will not ignore or turn a blind eye to racism at work, he will confront it, which he should do in his job. And what happens when some one does something that is positive? Others look for ways to try and turn it into a negative, reading into it, or taking it out of context. It is actually kinda sad that some one holding up a sign saying they will confront workplace racism is somehow controversial.
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    Re: Police chief's anti-racism sign lauded, criticized[W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    You can ask him. Here is his twitter account:

    https://twitter.com/chiefcsmclay
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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?
    There is nothing correct about twitter. It is one of the great evils of modern society.
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    Re: Police chief's anti-racism sign lauded, criticized[W:81]

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    There is nothing correct about twitter. It is one of the great evils of modern society.
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