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Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Post by Dr. Medulla » 10 Sep 2016, 6:22am

Kory wrote:
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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.
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Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Post by JennyB » 12 Sep 2016, 10:54pm

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.
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Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Post by Wolter » 13 Sep 2016, 2:00am

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.
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Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Post by eumaas » 16 Sep 2016, 3:46pm

"The only thing that really occurs to me that I can say on this is to point out how fascinating it is that the Hassan-i-Sabbah archetype keeps turning up over and over again ... He disappears up into the mountains and is never seen again. Believe me, he'll never be seen again. He'll live forever because of that."

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Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Post by BostonBeaneater » 16 Sep 2016, 3:53pm

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Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Post by matedog » 16 Sep 2016, 3:55pm

eumaas wrote:
"he will make America safe again"? Isn't crime pretty much at a historical low?
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Post by Dr. Medulla » 16 Sep 2016, 4:07pm

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?
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Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Post by matedog » 16 Sep 2016, 4:23pm

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:
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Post by BostonBeaneater » 19 Sep 2016, 6:15pm

Would someone please call the police to come and shoot this child?

NYC c. 1980s

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Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 Sep 2016, 6:46pm

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?
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Post by Flex » 19 Sep 2016, 7:15pm

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?
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Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Post by Dr. Medulla » 19 Sep 2016, 7:29pm

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.
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Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Post by Silent Majority » 20 Sep 2016, 3:20am

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.
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Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Post by Dr. Medulla » 20 Sep 2016, 6:14am

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.
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Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Post by JennyB » 20 Sep 2016, 9:57am

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.
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