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    Re: Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury

    Quote Originally Posted by csbrown28 View Post
    I think there are a lot of factors that are at play. The media, the rate of poverty among African Americans, the rate of crime among the poor, and popular culture to name a few. I think it's quite possible, even probable that black men are the victims of unjustified police violence at a much higher rate than white men given the fact that African Americans (men and women) make up about 12% of the population. What I'm not ready to say is that the prevailing attitude among police is that it's ok to shoot black men.
    So why are they killing twice as many white people????? In all of this time of race bating we have seen only one police shooting that seems to be excessive.

    In this case the criminal was being belligerent and uncooperative and got his back broke.

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    Re: Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post


    Let me google that for you

    Like 20 recent articles about how it is almost impossible to get a grand jury to indict a cop for a crime.

    But I guess I'll supplement that with an explanation.

    Mayors, judges, and prosecutors are generally ambitious career orientated people that want legacies and and promotions. The mayor wants to be governor, the judge wants to be chief justice, and the prosecutor wants to be a the district attorney. All of them depending on a working relationship with the police to make ends meet, in particular to maintain the all important illusion that everything is working as intended. Even private law firms rely on the police to develop and argue their cases; police, due to the nature of their work, monopolize a lot of the resources and currencies of legal and political power at the municipal, state, and even national level.

    While ostensibly under most legal systems police aren't really allowed to show favoritism in their relations with public figures, in reality the scale of the work that needs to be done always exceeds the amount of available man power and resources, meaning the police as both organizations and individuals enjoy a certain amount of control over how much effort they are willingness to invest into a particular legal or criminal matter. And the amount of bureaucracy and legal knowledge and right at the disposal of a police department and their union always exceeds the ability of any individual figure to hold police accountable for lack of investment or cooperation in Random Legal Matter/Crime Exhibit A. The mayor doesn't really have the power to just fire a public official like a police officer for being uncooperative or under invested in matters that affect the mayor; mayors have elections, police have unions, so its not hard to predict which one of them is going to survive past a spike in unpopularity due to an erosion of civil stability and an increase in crime.

    It's not difficult to predict the results of such a climate.
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    Re: Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury

    Quote Originally Posted by Juanita View Post
    Excuse me, but my understanding is that their are no reliable stats on civilian shootings by police.
    Exactly, who would want to keep trac of that.
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    Re: Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Nice bumper sticker...Maybe it will fit next to the "Coexist" one on your Prius.
    Right, because living peaceably amongst your neighbors and 52MPG, are bad things.
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    Re: Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury[W:216]

    Any new evidence?
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    Re: Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury

    Quote Originally Posted by Iron River View Post
    So why are they killing twice as many white people????? In all of this time of race bating we have seen only one police shooting that seems to be excessive.

    In this case the criminal was being belligerent and uncooperative and got his back broke.
    So wait, your asking me why they are killing 2 times as many whites as blacks when there are 9 times more whites than blacks in the US?
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    Re: Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Right, because living peaceably amongst your neighbors and 52MPG, are bad things.
    Ah, it's really, really, really stupid....Platitudes and catch phrases are not debate.
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    Re: Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Ah, it's really, really, really stupid....Platitudes and catch phrases are not debate.
    It's true, I own a Prius, it gets 52 MPG, and I'm much happier at peace with my neighbors, both realities.
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    Re: Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury

    Quote Originally Posted by annata View Post
    i'm from Baltimore..that's because Inner Harbor is a tourist attraction - go up Charles St, or west over Franklin Street
    it's like any other city..
    I always saw the heavily policed area as a square in Baltimore. 40 and 95 to South MLK to North Broadway which basically covers the traffic areas for tourist and visitors. Fells Point, Fort McHenry, John Hopkins, Camden Yards and the Casino.
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    Re: Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury

    Quote Originally Posted by csbrown28 View Post
    Yea, I lived in Frederick for 10 years and spent a lot of time in my youth parting there. I just don't remember that many cops....Oh well....
    LOL, we've probably crossed paths at some point...Cascade and Blue Ridge Summit is where I grew up. FSK Mall and Valley Mall is where I did my shopping.
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