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Old 07-25-2016, 05:15 PM   #526
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this is just ...

I fleetingly heard this in between all the RNC stuff and then didn't hear anything over
the subsequent days
Now I get filled in on it ...

Therapist totally in a Nonthreatening position trying to tell them about the patient and shot for No Reason! Bleeding Not attended to! And they were actually trying to shoot the autistic guy instead?!? Arrrrggggg!

damn...

Then how seemingly pathtic that they then hand-cuff them?
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Old 07-29-2016, 07:23 PM   #527
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Racism: glorified hyperbole in America

This is a scene I just experienced 30 minutes ago. I am waiting for a bus in Manhattan beside a lovely African American mother with her 3 young boys. A police car stops by because a car is illegally parked at the bus stop. The mother immediately and instinctively gets the kids and moves away from the police car. She asks the kids to stop playing. Her fear was palpable. She looks at me and her eyes basically say "what can I do?". Nobody deserves this.

If you think this is "glorified hyperbole", screw you.
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it's horrifying that every day people are so afraid of those who should be protecting them.
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Old 07-29-2016, 07:53 PM   #529
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it's horrifying that every day people are so afraid of those who should be protecting them.

I started to chat with her afterwards but didn't know if it would be appropriate to bring it up. Horrifying is the right word. That minorities can have so much fear of a moment that most people wouldn't even notice.
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So, she was scared even though the cops didn't approach her? Sounds like someone is just being irrational...
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So, she was scared even though the cops didn't approach her? Sounds like someone is just being irrational...

Than it must not be real... My god, I think you just solved the issue. Tell everyone their fears are irrational.


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So, she was scared even though the cops didn't approach her? Sounds like someone is just being irrational...
Stop trolling.
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Seriously.
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Old 08-01-2016, 12:14 PM   #534
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This is a scene I just experienced 30 minutes ago. I am waiting for a bus in Manhattan beside a lovely African American mother with her 3 young boys. A police car stops by because a car is illegally parked at the bus stop. The mother immediately and instinctively gets the kids and moves away from the police car. She asks the kids to stop playing. Her fear was palpable. She looks at me and her eyes basically say "what can I do?". Nobody deserves this.

If you think this is "glorified hyperbole", screw you.
I wanted to comment earlier in this, but couldn' t quite put he words together.

Thank you for being aware and sharing this experience which helps to illuminate further on how black mothers and fathers can fear for their children and try to get them to behave in more calm manner that would hopefully not spike a " threatened response" from police.
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So, she was scared even though the cops didn't approach her? Sounds like someone is just being irrational...

Either you completely lack empathy or you're trolling.
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So, she was scared even though the cops didn't approach her? Sounds like someone is just being irrational...
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Either you completely lack empathy or you're trolling.
No, because it's just fucking stupid. That woman has a way better chance of dying in a car crash or being murdered by a fellow black person (literally millions of times better chances). It's just completely irrational nonsense.

Now, having a problem with the police killings of blacks and the injustice that is going on is absolutely fine, warranted, and this shit needs to change immediately. But to act like they're liable to murder you at any freakin' moment even when it's got nothing to do with you is just a complete and utterly foolish reaction. It's equivalent to being scared of the neighborhood Muslim walking down the street.

There's probably ten times more blacks being murdered by other blacks in Chicago in a given year than police nationally killing unarmed blacks that weren't attempting to flee and/or fight back. So, to act like some officer rolling up and dealing with a car parked in the wrong place is potentially deadly means someone is letting things get way out of proportion in their own mind...
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Either you completely lack empathy or you're trolling.
There's a third option here, which is that he is simply a bigot.
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Or it's none of those things and I'm simply looking at things from an actual logical standpoint.

The other day I was in the supermarket and this old man's wife put eggs in his basket and said that she would make them for him tomorrow and he looked at me solemnly because of the cholesterol. Nobody should have to worry about dying from eggs!

So, do you all look at Muslims in America in fear because one of them at any moment could be a terrorist that could end your life? Because that's what this shit amounts to, judging the police on the whole due to the actions of a small percentage of complete idiots.

It's exactly that sort of intolerance and instant judgment that can lead to police being murdered by a few whackjobs and the black community shooting themselves in the foot by being uncooperative with police, etc. That in turn leads to factors that give us scared, trigger-itchy cops and black community members that attempt to fight back and end up dead.
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black people kill each other sometimes so other black people shouldn't be scared of cops because that's like hating muslims. great "actual logical standpoint"
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