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

    Pittsburgh's new police chief is being praised by the mayor but criticized by a police union president for being photographed on New Year's Eve holding a sign that says: "I resolve to challenge racism at work."

    Read article here: Police chief's anti-racism sign lauded, criticized

    Is anyone surprised that any police union president would react like this? I'm not.

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

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

    Looks like Pittsburgh has an idiot for a police chief.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Looks like Pittsburgh has an idiot for a police chief.
    How so?

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

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    While I agree with the spirit of stamping out racism period, I'm not a big fan of such of such an important issue being reduced to a fad or meme, which is already has. I also think that in being a cop, who everyday deals with the scum of the earth. has a major effect on an officer, especially in urban centers.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Is anyone surprised that any police union president would react like this? I'm not.
    As a very enthusiastic proponent of unionization, police unions are generally terrible.
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    He obviously hates the police.
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    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Looks like Pittsburgh has an idiot for a police chief.
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    re: Police chief's anti-racism sign lauded, criticized[W:81]

    What is "white silence?"

    I don't see any problem with the police chief wanting to do something about racism.
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