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Black youth choose to still wear/act out these indicators ( bandanas, bopping).
Whether it be a rebellious statement or not. Can't blame being shot if you have a target drawn on you I say. If you dress or act in non aggressive manner, the chances are you won't be isolated as a criminal before a crime is committed
originally posted by: Sremmos80
a reply to: trollz
Because they are disproportionately convicted of said crimes, or receive stiffer penalties for the same crimes.
Which is not because the judge is racist in the conviction, but most likely because of the legal defense they could afford.
It was a split-second decision.
A distressed man with a baby in tow was pacing back and forth in a manic state and shouting incoherently. The responding police officer calmly addressed the man in an attempt to calm him down and defuse the situation, but the man suddenly pulled an object from his side and lunged toward the officer. Instinctively, the officer raised his Taser and squeezed the trigger. It turned out the man was armed with a knife, but the "officer," who was actually the firebrand African-American activist known as Quanell X, acknowledged he would have fired whether the assailant had a knife, a spoon or an empty hand.
“I didn’t even see it,” said the leader of the Houston area Black Panther Party, who was taking part in a training scenario in an attempt to understand what police officers go through during high-pressure situations. “It could have been anything in his hand, and I still would have used force to stop him.
“It all happened so fast," he added. "You don’t know what they could have in their hand.”
originally posted by: arjunanda
are African Americans just more likely to do "Crime"? I personally don't think so
I grew up in and spent most of my life in a county where not even 2% of the population was black... Yet when I got a job in the county jail, I discovered that more than half the inmates were black. If they commit crimes at the same rate as any other race, then why, in a county where they are less than 2%, do they suddenly become the majority in jail?
For anyone who may be tempted to pull the "racist" thing, I haven't said anything racist. I simply stated a fact, as it was. The discussion is open for anyone to explain to me why this is, if they don't in fact commit crimes far more often.