a reply to: BlubberyConspiracy
The second guys rights were clearly violated by the law.
And I'll probably take flak for this.
I don't feel the two people are fairly being presented in a way that truly makes them equivalent with skin color being the only significant
Hey you can you wear this really dorky looking shirt and carry this Rifle securely on your back and walk around with it?
Oh and you can you put on these dark clothes and carry this rifle loosely at your side for easy access?
Let's try switching this up, let's put a bald white guy wearing a wife beater with his rifle slung at his side for easy access.
A black guy dressed like Steve Urkel with a rifle holstered securely on his back.
According to what's being insinuated the first guy will be walked up to a discussed with, while the second guy will be accosted the same as in the
As you said it's not scientific. In either case you're right the 2nd persons rights were clearly violated and the officer clearly overreacted in the
I'm also not saying you're wrong as to why it occurred. I'm simply saying the way the two peoples dress and the way they carried their weapons are
far from equivalent. Not that dress SHOULD make a difference. It SHOULDN'T but it does.
As for how the gun is carried. That does make a difference and it's simply unrealistic to demand people not have an instinctual different reaction a
weapon that's potentially an immediate threat and one that is not.
Someone aiming a rifle at me is more threatening than someone holding a lowered rifle which is more threatening than someone with a rifle loosely
slung at their side which is more threatening than someone who's rifle is holstered securely on their back. That said, I think only the 1st one is
I will leave with this. I fully believe it is 100% plausible that the main difference was that it was a black skinned man. I also am 100% sure that
profiling occurs and being black is a negative where profiling occurs. I fully believe there are racist cops out there. I'm not denying anything.
I'm just pointing out the scientific faults in this two person sample.
Speaking of profiling, giving the guy props for risking his life by following the law cause a cop might kill him for it? Is or is that not profiling
the officer in exactly the same manner as a racist murderer? That's exactly what profiling is.
edit on 9/25/2016 by Puppylove because: grammar