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Black student gets $1 damages from each of 18 cops that falsely beat, tasered him

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posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 12:57 PM
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a reply to: trollz

Your rights are worth one dollar, that's delightful.




posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 01:01 PM
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a reply to: TheBulk
Because by ignoring skin color you don't address a real division in this country between blacks and whites in terms of justice and equal opportunity. Choosing to be blind to the division only keeps it alive.

In the 90's this whole color-blind thing started. It was reasoned by ignoring skin color the problems will go away. But they didn't. They got worse.

The problem is people are racist or are profiling without realizing it. It's all under the surface. So being blind to it enables it. There're also unearned advantages white people have in general. Some of those things directly stem from slavery and oppression in the past. For example, the abuse and ultimate conquest of the native american population to dominate the US mainland.

Here's an example of the division:
www.nber.org - Employers' Replies to Racial Names...

The advantage of their study, the authors note, is that it relies on resumes, not actual people applying for jobs, to test discrimination. A race is randomly assigned to each resume. Any differences in response are due solely to the race manipulation and not to other characteristics of a real person. Also, the study has a large sample size, compared to tests of discrimination with real applicants.

One weakness of the study is that it simply measures callbacks for interviews, not whether an applicant gets the job and what the wage for a successful applicant would be. So the results cannot be translated into hiring rates or earnings. Another problem of the study is that newspaper ads represent only one channel for job search.

Another important topic:
en.wikipedia.org - White privilege...

...Cory Weinburg, writing for Inside Higher Ed, has stated that the concept of white privilege is frequently misinterpreted by non-academics because it is an academic concept that has been recently been brought into the mainstream. Academics interviewed by Weinburg, who have been otherwise studying white privilege undisturbed for decades, have been taken aback with the seemingly-sudden hostility from right-wing critics since 2014.[13].

edit on 9/1/2016 by jonnywhite because: (no reason given)



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 02:14 PM
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a reply to: trollz

Jeez couldn't they have just spit on him if they wanted to make a point.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 03:24 PM
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originally posted by: TheBulk
What does his skin color have to do with the story? If it were a white guy, would the story have made a point to mention in it the headline?


For the same reason in This thread , by the next couple of posts it was turned into a race thread. Even though the title didnt mention skin color of the LEO.

Why was skin color so relevant? so much so it derailed the thread? If it was a white leo Obama wouldnt have anything to do with it by the very next reply.

This is America, this is ATS. Its very seldom not about race... from either side of the fence.


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posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 03:51 PM
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They are testing how far they can push the public and the verdict is in---

Americans are docile sheep and ready to obey and or be exterminated



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 05:06 PM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian

It doesn't seem as though the Franklin family had a particularly good attorney though.


It seems like that, but still, it was a derisory amount. The guy got tasered and a hammering in his own home by police who had no right to be there. Following instructions carries no weight, and lying about a 'hot' pursuit.
The jury should have been much more sympathetic in the light of the possibility the same thing could come to their door...and inside it. Bully boys got away with it yet again for no good reason.



posted on Sep, 1 2016 @ 11:50 PM
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That 'payment' is absolutely disgusting.. I hope there is a lawyer out there who will take on this injustice and get them some kind of real money. Astounding that those cops still have jobs after that 1st incident.. WTH?!



posted on Sep, 2 2016 @ 09:33 PM
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originally posted by: smurfy

originally posted by: theantediluvian

It doesn't seem as though the Franklin family had a particularly good attorney though.


It seems like that, but still, it was a derisory amount. The guy got tasered and a hammering in his own home by police who had no right to be there. Following instructions carries no weight, and lying about a 'hot' pursuit.
The jury should have been much more sympathetic in the light of the possibility the same thing could come to their door...and inside it. Bully boys got away with it yet again for no good reason.


It sounds like the jury was sympathetic, they found all the officers guilty. The family didn't do a good job of presenting evidence though. You can't just ask for a million dollars and get it if you win. You have to document your losses and future losses as a result of police action. Purely punitive damages to the police are often small, if not entirely phased out. The main point of court is to make you financially whole again. If you show no damages, all you're going to get is a guilty verdict.



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