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Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Posted: 10 Sep 2016, 6:22am
by Dr. Medulla
Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Rat Patrol wrote:http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/14/us/milwau ... index.html

A lot of Milwaukee's Best spilled on the streets last night. :(
Far more than Ferguson or Baltimore, Milwaukee last night had a real whiff of the 1960s, with the speed of community response and the torching of cop cars. Sorry, white Trump voters, you're far from the only ones sick of the shit going on around you.
And yet, good luck telling any of them that. I've gotten nearly physically ill trying to break through my family's confirmation biases and logical fallacies. It creates a very distinct depression.
For the sake of my sanity and due to the ease of being drawn into arguments, I could never sign up to Facebook. Even tho I tend to be more sad than angry when I read those kinds of exchanges, none of it is healthy for me.

Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Posted: 12 Sep 2016, 10:54pm
by JennyB
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Rat Patrol wrote:http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/14/us/milwau ... index.html

A lot of Milwaukee's Best spilled on the streets last night. :(
Far more than Ferguson or Baltimore, Milwaukee last night had a real whiff of the 1960s, with the speed of community response and the torching of cop cars. Sorry, white Trump voters, you're far from the only ones sick of the shit going on around you.
And yet, good luck telling any of them that. I've gotten nearly physically ill trying to break through my family's confirmation biases and logical fallacies. It creates a very distinct depression.
For the sake of my sanity and due to the ease of being drawn into arguments, I could never sign up to Facebook. Even tho I tend to be more sad than angry when I read those kinds of exchanges, none of it is healthy for me.
That's why I have stopped posting or engaging in anything political. It's all about music, kid, dog, and RuPaul's Drag Race on JennyB's feed.

Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Posted: 13 Sep 2016, 2:00am
by Wolter
JennyB wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Kory wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Rat Patrol wrote:http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/14/us/milwau ... index.html

A lot of Milwaukee's Best spilled on the streets last night. :(
Far more than Ferguson or Baltimore, Milwaukee last night had a real whiff of the 1960s, with the speed of community response and the torching of cop cars. Sorry, white Trump voters, you're far from the only ones sick of the shit going on around you.
And yet, good luck telling any of them that. I've gotten nearly physically ill trying to break through my family's confirmation biases and logical fallacies. It creates a very distinct depression.
For the sake of my sanity and due to the ease of being drawn into arguments, I could never sign up to Facebook. Even tho I tend to be more sad than angry when I read those kinds of exchanges, none of it is healthy for me.
That's why I have stopped posting or engaging in anything political. It's all about music, kid, dog, and RuPaul's Drag Race on JennyB's feed.
I spend 90% of my Facebook time checking direct responses to myself, and log out every time I see anything even slightly irritating.

Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Posted: 16 Sep 2016, 3:46pm
by eumaas

Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Posted: 16 Sep 2016, 3:53pm
by BostonBeaneater
Let lean back and enjoy the ride to the bottom.

Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Posted: 16 Sep 2016, 3:55pm
by matedog
eumaas wrote:
"he will make America safe again"? Isn't crime pretty much at a historical low?

Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Posted: 16 Sep 2016, 4:07pm
by Dr. Medulla
matedog wrote:
eumaas wrote:
"he will make America safe again"? Isn't crime pretty much at a historical low?
Are you suggesting that cops are oblivious to real world conditions, that they're in some kind of self-justifying ideological bunker?

Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Posted: 16 Sep 2016, 4:23pm
by matedog
Dr. Medulla wrote:
matedog wrote:
eumaas wrote:
"he will make America safe again"? Isn't crime pretty much at a historical low?
Are you suggesting that cops are oblivious to real world conditions, that they're in some kind of self-justifying ideological bunker?
:shifty:

Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Posted: 19 Sep 2016, 6:15pm
by BostonBeaneater
Would someone please call the police to come and shoot this child?

NYC c. 1980s

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Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Posted: 19 Sep 2016, 6:46pm
by Dr. Medulla
BostonBeaneater wrote:Would someone please call the police to come and shoot this child?

NYC c. 1980s

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It's funny, whenever there's a police shooting of kids with toy guns, I think of all the cap guns I had as a kid. Realistic enough looking, I suppose. In today's climate, would cops be as fine with me and my friends running around the neighbourhood with guns drawn?

Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Posted: 19 Sep 2016, 7:15pm
by Flex
Dr. Medulla wrote:It's funny, whenever there's a police shooting of kids with toy guns, I think of all the cap guns I had as a kid. Realistic enough looking, I suppose. In today's climate, would cops be as fine with me and my friends running around the neighbourhood with guns drawn?
How black are you?

Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Posted: 19 Sep 2016, 7:29pm
by Dr. Medulla
Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:It's funny, whenever there's a police shooting of kids with toy guns, I think of all the cap guns I had as a kid. Realistic enough looking, I suppose. In today's climate, would cops be as fine with me and my friends running around the neighbourhood with guns drawn?
How black are you?
I think I've accidently heard a rap "song" once. :shifty:

My point, poorly expressed, was more about the marked shift to police as paramilitary in appearance and mentality. Obviously race matters in freedom of movement, but there's a certain obliviousness that my childhood had with regards to toy guns that I suspect even white kids don't enjoy now.

Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Posted: 20 Sep 2016, 3:20am
by Silent Majority
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:It's funny, whenever there's a police shooting of kids with toy guns, I think of all the cap guns I had as a kid. Realistic enough looking, I suppose. In today's climate, would cops be as fine with me and my friends running around the neighbourhood with guns drawn?
How black are you?
I think I've accidently heard a rap "song" once. :shifty:

My point, poorly expressed, was more about the marked shift to police as paramilitary in appearance and mentality. Obviously race matters in freedom of movement, but there's a certain obliviousness that my childhood had with regards to toy guns that I suspect even white kids don't enjoy now.
Dunno, there's a fun obliviousness to running round with actual guns that white grown ups enjoy in North America.

Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Posted: 20 Sep 2016, 6:14am
by Dr. Medulla
Silent Majority wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:It's funny, whenever there's a police shooting of kids with toy guns, I think of all the cap guns I had as a kid. Realistic enough looking, I suppose. In today's climate, would cops be as fine with me and my friends running around the neighbourhood with guns drawn?
How black are you?
I think I've accidently heard a rap "song" once. :shifty:

My point, poorly expressed, was more about the marked shift to police as paramilitary in appearance and mentality. Obviously race matters in freedom of movement, but there's a certain obliviousness that my childhood had with regards to toy guns that I suspect even white kids don't enjoy now.
Dunno, there's a fun obliviousness to running round with actual guns that white grown ups enjoy in North America.
Those people would be terrified to go outside if they weren't armed. They're fully conscious of why they can go get smokes at that Muslim convenience store without being murdered. They just know.

Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Posted: 20 Sep 2016, 9:57am
by JennyB
Silent Majority wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:
Flex wrote:
Dr. Medulla wrote:It's funny, whenever there's a police shooting of kids with toy guns, I think of all the cap guns I had as a kid. Realistic enough looking, I suppose. In today's climate, would cops be as fine with me and my friends running around the neighbourhood with guns drawn?
How black are you?
I think I've accidently heard a rap "song" once. :shifty:

My point, poorly expressed, was more about the marked shift to police as paramilitary in appearance and mentality. Obviously race matters in freedom of movement, but there's a certain obliviousness that my childhood had with regards to toy guns that I suspect even white kids don't enjoy now.
Dunno, there's a fun obliviousness to running round with actual guns that white grown ups enjoy in North America.
Yeehaw! And in my state, you don't even need training!