originally posted by: intrptr
First of all 'tons' of blacks, minorities and impoverished are profiled way more than 'other' citizens.
Oh, so now we're deflecting from the reality that the vast majority of black people have normal interactions with officers when pulled over to now
talking about racial profiling. Different topic altogether, and one that I was not addressing.
I don't disagree with your claim, by the way, but you must also realize that most crime happens in areas of lower incomes or in urban cities, places
both highly inhabited by minorities.
Second, tons of backs populate the prisons for tons longer sentences and tons more minor offenses.
Again, I don't disagree, but this was not referenced in or a part of my comment, so why deflect to this. Maybe if we'd stop the war on drugs, that'd
be a step in the right direction. But since drugs are currently illegal, maybe people should take responsibility for their own actions and quit
breaking the law--then they won't have to worry about lengthy jail or prison sentences.
Then you have the tons of complaints how come tons of black yoots are sentenced to twenty years selling crack while take your pick tons of cops
don't even get charged when they shoot people unjustly. Not_Even_One.
Well, first, you would have to define all of the police shootings that you claim or opine to be unjust.
Second, see my comment above about selling drugs.
Third, there have been many LEOs in the past who have been convicted of unjustified killings, excessive force, and many other things. Your claim of
"Not_Even_One" is as blatant a lie as I can really think of in a conversation like this. Could it be that you just think that your opinion of a
shooting supersedes the actual evidence and law, and therefore you become married to the idea that a shooting is unjust, even if it's not? I'm
thinking that's a good possibility.
Lastly, I agree that LEOs, when they truly have broken the law, do get treated better in the legal system than does the average citizen, and
especially the citizen who is considered part of "the criminal element." But again, that has nothing to do with my comment to you.
Three deflections, and those followed your original deflection of showing me a video of a shooting that had nothing to do with my comments previously.
Why can't you just address what I say directly? I'd still appreciate an answer to this question posed to you by me:
Are you saying that the dramatic minority of interactions between LEOs and citizens should be the standard by which we measure all law
enforcement? That's where BLM seems to be taking their message, and you seem to be an apologist for them, so I'm just trying to connect the dots the
best that I can, here.
Please, no deflections, if you would.
edit on 21-7-2016 by SlapMonkey because: (no reason given)