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Old 11-16-2014, 01:43 PM   #151
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Cameras on police officers is long long long overdue... It would protect the cops just as much as it would protect the public. It's a no brainer.

The only thing is that there has to be outside review of the videos. If these videos stay within a police department then whatever good might have come out of having cameras is lost.


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Old 11-17-2014, 08:38 PM   #152
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The only thing is that there has to be outside review of the videos. If these videos stay within a police department then whatever good might have come out of having cameras is lost.


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I don't think there has to be some new independent arm of every town and city's police department that reviews every hour of every police officer's patrol.

There just has to be a central database where the unedited, time-stamped footage is located and can be pulled when a dispute by either side of a debate is brought up.

There are obvious privacy issues involved. Are the cameras on all the time? Are they turned on and off by the officer? Does the officer lose all rights to privacy? Everything done and said while in uniform could conceivably now be recorded.

But it's clear that it's a necessary step and needs to be figured out, again, for the officer's protection just as much, if not more so, than that of the general public.
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Old 11-30-2014, 06:36 PM   #153
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More and more Americans are speaking out on what happened in Ferguson
and calling the "race baiters" out.


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Old 02-24-2015, 03:05 PM   #154
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Ron Paul: definitely not racist.
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Old 02-24-2015, 05:15 PM   #155
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Oh Ron Paul is racist as hell. It depresses me a ton.
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Old 02-24-2015, 05:26 PM   #156
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He's always been pathetic trash.
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Old 03-09-2015, 01:50 PM   #157
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“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.”
~Martin Luther King, Jr.

Imagine if that was true today in America.

The leadership void after King’s murder was not replaced by men like him but by “race baiters’ stepping up to the mike and continually stirring division between people.

Recent events have again sparked the charges of rampant racism in America.
The media fuels this fire by going to the “race baiters” for comments instead of voices of reason.

And it boils and it burns and it and others get hurt or killed.

I’m sick of it.

I don’t see this “rampant racism” in my life: co-workers, students, friends, people I come in contact with every day. I don't see it. I don't hear it.

Sure, there are some racists but I believe they are a small minority.

The American people are much better than what some would have us believe.


The following is part of Jason’s Riley editorial in this weeks
Wall Street Journal. He ended with a 1961 quote from MLK on
the black community’s responsible to not condone criminal behavior.

“This past weekend in Chicago, 26 people were shot, including a 16-year-old who died. Yet Al Sharpton is headed not to the Second City but to suburban St. Louis to protest the weekend shooting death of Michael Brown, who police say was killed while resisting arrest.

What happened in Chicago—black people shooting black people—is sadly routine and of secondary concern to civil rights industry operators like Mr. Sharpton, whose agenda is keeping the focus on whites and the supposedly racist “system.” The Chicago shootings don’t advance that agenda, so Mr. Sharpton is taking his talents to St. Louis, where he will put racial solidarity ahead of condemning bad behavior and pretend that our morgues are full of young black men due to miscreant police officers.

The reality is that blacks are 13% of the population and half of all homicide victims—90% of whom are killed by other blacks.”


It is sad that the people the “race mongers” claim to represent are the ones who suffer the most.

Can we try to put what King said into practice. Can we stop the hyperbole?
Can we really start a truthful discussion or will be continue judging and accusing based on the color of our crayons?




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Old 03-09-2015, 05:54 PM   #158
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Old 03-10-2015, 03:40 PM   #159
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The sad part is it's a chant that is sung by many chapters of SAE. SAE is notorious for attracting a "certain" kind of frat boy. It's known as Same Assholes Everywhere, or Sexual Assault Expected. At my campus, they were known as the "racist" frat. Thankfully, their charter was pulled earlier this Academic Year.

But yeah, racism is dead.
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Old 03-10-2015, 05:23 PM   #160
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This is bad, and of course it has to be my back yard. WTF.

I really wish we would become known for things other than "going postal", federal buildings & domestic terrorism, F5 tornadoes, senators throwing snowballs, hell-Sally fucking Kern, and now this.

I have to wonder to myself have fraternities outlived their usefulness? Surely they can't all be over-privileged racist assholes. I partied with a few of them back in the day, a good friend was a student athlete and we went to several of the frat house parties. Honestly i didn't find them to be as legendary as they thought they were.
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Starbucks Baristas to Talk Race Relations with Customers as Part of New Campaign : News : Headlines & Global News



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Old 03-17-2015, 05:12 PM   #162
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I'm going to leave this here as my official "No Comment."

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cori, are they forcing you guys to also talk race relations with people? other employees, following people on the street to their homes, whatever.
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How about they start with getting my name and order right and then move on to fixing race relations.
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I'm going to leave this here as my official "No Comment."

My favorite part of the story is that when people of color started to ask critical questions of the senior VP on Twitter who was talking about this campaign, he deleted his Twitter account. Yet he expects baristas to engage in the conversation he won't engage in?
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