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14 hours ago, Gloves said:

This is your only warning - post that shit again and you're BUNNED!

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Well I guess if you're gonna provide the buns...

 

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16 hours ago, Rhino said:

It does not take into account another variable which is minorities could be living in more crime ridden areas than white people, therefore they are more likely to be stopped by cops. Could it be racial profiling, sure. Could it not be racial profiling, sure. 

Why? 

 

All I can take away from this is ‘black people do more crimes and that’s just the way they are.
And, nothing should change about our model of policing.’

Do I misunderstand you? I am seeking clarity.

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100% agree that police should be held accountable for their actions.

Also 100% know that police reduce crime - as has been shown numerous times by scholarly research. 

Replacing police with civilian-led "violence prevention group" sounds like a horrible idea to me. 

"Under the bill, cops would be replaced by “community-led activities” and organizations focused on “housing, food security, and other basic needs” along with “culturally-relevant expertise rooted in community connections,”

I have a bad feeling about this...

https://nypost.com/2020/07/31/seattle-city-council-move-to-abolish-police-department-with-new-bill/

 

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15 hours ago, Link said:

 

Why? 

 

All I can take away from this is ‘black people do more crimes and that’s just the way they are.
And, nothing should change about our model of policing.’

Do I misunderstand you? I am seeking clarity.

I'll put it this way. If I'm black and live in a high crime area where the majority population is black, of course black people will be stopped more by police. Their population in said area is higher. If an area is very highly populated by white people but there is almost no crime there, of course very few white people will be stopped by police.

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1 hour ago, avatar! said:

100% agree that police should be held accountable for their actions.

Also 100% know that police reduce crime - as has been shown numerous times by scholarly research. 

Replacing police with civilian-led "violence prevention group" sounds like a horrible idea to me. 

"Under the bill, cops would be replaced by “community-led activities” and organizations focused on “housing, food security, and other basic needs” along with “culturally-relevant expertise rooted in community connections,”

I have a bad feeling about this...

https://nypost.com/2020/07/31/seattle-city-council-move-to-abolish-police-department-with-new-bill/

 

Screenshot from 2020-08-02 14-50-25.png

We all saw how that worked out in CHAZ. Corrupt security force stealing people's phones right off the bat.

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Hey! The Real Fascists Are the Ones Getting Arrested off the Street by Unidentified Heavily Armed Military Jack Booted Thugs Lead by an Authoritarian Megalomaniac Leader!

"You trying to silence my bigotry is just the same as rounding us up and shipping us to a camp!"

Posting in this thread since it seems to be relevant.

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On 7/30/2020 at 7:48 PM, Doctornick said:

So sorry for the dark turn in advance, but here is a glimpse into a lot of healthcare workers' minds right now (we never admit it).

At first it was almost a celebratory feeling watching case counts and deaths pile up due to sheer ignorance and disregard for obvious truths (Florida and Texas).  Then you see the kids someone left behind, a spouse, etc and that snaps you right back into reality.  The only positive outcome from obvious anti-mask people dying is when it causes others to reflect and realize they were wrong.  Until this country has more than 70% of our citizens wearing masks in public, it could be someone you know in the hospital dying.

Just something to think about when you celebrate someone's death.

 

I just hope these populations get their shit together and just acknowledge how real covid is.

 

On a side note,  I'm personally torn about school in the fall. My older two would survive with an online curriculum, but my youngest is on the spectrum and really needs the one on one instruction along with speech therapy. She is to start kindergarten this year. When she was in pre k last year, she greatly benefited from the routine of getting ready and attending school along with all one on one instruction and socialization. While obviously, my wife being an RN in an assisted living facility, the last thing we need is for my youngest to bring home covid, especially considering the facility she works at is concurrently covid free. Still, I worry about my kid's development. It's a lose lose. 

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