Originally posted by FortAnthem
Seems like not a day goes by that a few more reports of police brutality show up on ATS. It would be nice to have one place to look to find them all.
"Police State" would be a good title for the board, I think.
Originally posted by Happyfeet
A new board like you suggest would turn into a wonderful springboard for people who need a podium to spread their anti pig propaganda. I LIKE THIS IDEA!
Originally posted by tothetenthpower
reply to post by EMPIRE
That's your opinion of the matter, and you are entitled to it and I respect that, but if you want to state that as fact then pull up some stats, show me a report or a study that says the only reason why we talk about police brutality is because "white" people have a problem.
First you should read this link as it sheds a bit of light on what I'm saying.
Next you should find the following books and read them:
All the data you could ever want and ask for are within those books (charts, cited sources, etc), and I have more where that came from.
I apologize, but ease of access has provided an overall and steady increase of stories in all venues, whether it be politics, the Military Industrial Complex, Police Brutality etc...
Technology has made it easier to capture and distribute the information, but make no mistake, the reason it is becoming more alarming is because more white people are being abused. Please read the first link I gave you, and if you can, look into the books I listed. Maybe find a pdf of them, or go to your local book store and spend some time with them.
I understand your point and yes some people cry wolf because it's happening to them and not the minorities, but let's remember that white people are the minority now.
In numbers, maybe so. When it comes to finances, ability to network, overall educational background and socioeconomic status whites are #1 in America.)
To tell you the truth it's a form of Karma, but that's besides the point. I wasn't arguing the idea of police brutality, I was asking for a place to put all these things together.
And we should have a section for this, I'm all for it.
Perhaps then we could look and see which stories are more prevelant, the ones with minorities or the ones for whites.
I'm sorry that anyone has to experience brutality, black, white, green, purple, gay, straight, muslim, atheist, christian, whatever. I do not condone it. However, I do have to look at the history this country has when it comes to police brutality and look at the current trends. This country is becoming a police state, has been becoming one for some time, and the reason people are more awake now then before is because it's spilling over into the white community.
Edit to add: I would love to discuss the matter further with you, but it would require it's own thread. Please feel free to create one and we can have this debate .
TY, but I've yet to actually make a thread on ATS, so that would have to wait a bit.
[edit on 11/29/2009 by tothetenthpower]