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boymimbo
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September 7th, 2017 at 4:45:36 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Look at crime statistics and you'll know why.

Unfortunately in this day and age, you're guilty until you prove otherwise.



In one sentence, you just justified racism. Congratulations.
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Ibeatyouraces
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September 7th, 2017 at 4:49:19 PM permalink
Quote: boymimbo

In one sentence, you just justified racism. Congratulations.


I suppose that the majority of prison inmates being black is due to racism as well? Or maybe is just that they aren't smart enough to get away with their crimes.
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September 7th, 2017 at 4:57:02 PM permalink
Quote: ahiromu

For an individual acting suspiciously at an active shooter site?



It was a suspected shooter, not an active shooter. In either case, taking cover and fleeing the scene is acting normal. Hundreds of others did the same thing

Quote: ahiromu

That said, we still don't know exactly what happened, I wonder when camera footage will pop up.



The police were wearing body cameras and the one who took down Michael Bennett didn't have his. Given that they there were reports of an active shooter, that in itself is a definite violation and significantly hurts their credibility
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September 7th, 2017 at 5:04:19 PM permalink
This is also the same same piece of shit who is refusing to stand for the national anthem. He got what he deserved.
billryan
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September 7th, 2017 at 5:06:36 PM permalink
Quote: RossH

This is also the same same piece of shit who is refusing to stand for the national anthem. He got what he deserved.



Best to remain silent and be thought a fool than post ones thoughts and prove it.
boymimbo
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September 7th, 2017 at 5:07:36 PM permalink
Quote: gamerfreak

CNN had a whole segment on the story this morning, but I agree it's not going to hurt vegas unless tourist shakedowns became some kind of regular thing.



I saw the LVPD segment and watched the police response and the TMZ video. It appears that Bennett exaggerated the incident. I doubt the Vegas police would come out and just vehemently deny the incident without having the evidence to back itself up.

Essentially their explanation was that the guy was behaving erratically and matched a description so they took him out.

This happens all of the time in every city and town in the country. Yes, it's racial profiling, and it's done subconsciously by pretty much everyone, white man like myself, included. It doesn't make it all right. We should be holding police up to a higher standard than me.
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September 7th, 2017 at 5:27:40 PM permalink
Quote: RossH

This is also the same same piece of s**t who is refusing to stand for the national anthem. He got what he deserved.



Did one ever stop and think why the national anthem has to be played at the sporting events? Why do we choose a pro/semi-pro game to honor the nation by singing its national anthem? Or do we just do it blindly because that's what we are supposed to do? Why do we pick those times to honor the country? What makes it special? It actually started getting played by accident in the 1918 world series and it took off from there (only on holidays and the World Series), before Congress declared it the national anthem in 1931... it wasn't until WW2 before it took off and became a prelude to all MLB games. The NHL picked up the habit in 1946 (for only the home country) and then included both countries (if different) in the early 60s.

Why is it televised sometimes, or never at all? How many of us stand at home when the anthem is being played, or do we just continue to eat our popcorn while it's playing? When we were younger and television stations came on and off the air, did any of us bother to stand at attention when the video played on the TV? No. Because nobody's watching us. We will just continue to do what we are doing while it plays.

It's social pressure. People stand and honor the flag because it's what we were taught and pressured to do in a social setting since World War 2. Acts by people to consciously make a political statement by not standing up to the social pressure is fine by me. I don't care, and I don't pay attention. I would just love to be able to go to an MLB game and NOT remove my cap and not pretend to listen to an amateur screw up the national anthem. But I won't because someone will look at me funny and beat me up for being an unpatriotic SOB (so I fear) -- I capitulate to social pressure.

Standing up and paying attention to a national anthem is like praying for someone. You are paying lip service. If you really want to honor your nation, do something to make it better. Singing the star-spangled banner off-key only make you feel good. The folks protesting by not singing are doing so to make a point - that they believe there is something wrong with the America that they live in. It's a sporting event. We are not sending people off to war, not at a funeral, and not honoring the military while we sing the anthem. So what's the big deal.
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boymimbo
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September 7th, 2017 at 5:33:47 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

I suppose that the majority of prison inmates being black is due to racism as well? Or maybe is just that they aren't smart enough to get away with their crimes.



Well there's crime bias, where white people who perform white collared crimes don't serve (think about Wall Street) or aren't prosecuted or are given less severe penalties. There are connections between black people and poverty which stems back to racism. But just because there are more blacks in prison doesn't mean that most blacks are criminals and doesn't mean that we should be treating black people any differently than any other race.

Which is the problem. Blacks will just get stopped for standing around minding their own business or being in the wrong place in the wrong time. Whites hardly ever do - they are given the benefit of the doubt.
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September 7th, 2017 at 5:54:47 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

I suppose that the majority of prison inmates being black is due to racism as well? Or maybe is just that they aren't smart enough to get away with their crimes.


It's extremely sexist, too! Look at percentage of men vs women in prison.

Of course, people will just say men are more likely to commit a crime than women and that won't be viewed as sexist.
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LuckyPhow
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September 7th, 2017 at 7:12:51 PM permalink
Quote: Ibeatyouraces

I suppose that the majority of prison inmates being black is due to racism as well?



That might be a good supposition. How many of them were convicted by all-white juries? How many were arrested by white law enforcement officers? WoV forums have examples of members who are black or have black (or black-looking) relatives who report frequent confrontations with law enforcement for no apparent reason (such as what Michael Bennett reports). At the same time, white WoV members report law enforcement almost never stops them without clear cause (like speeding, maybe). Yup. It just might be due to racism that has festered as an unhealed wound in white society for a long, loooong time, until folks with camera phones started yanking the scab off. It's possible.

Quote: Ibeatyouraces

Or maybe is just that they aren't smart enough to get away with their crimes.



Rich people often get away with their crimes because they can hire an army of lawyers. Even rich blacks can do it. Ted Kennedy did it. Apparently, so did O. J. Simpson. Rich people seldom go to jail, and when they do, it is often to some country-club incarceration center.

I don't think the average black person is less smart than the average white person. But, America's education system appears to work better for whites than for blacks or other minorities. And, that was done by design.

For example, take Detroit (a place perhaps familiar to you). Correct me if I'm mistaken here, but aren't many of the smaller municipalities surrounding Detroit populated primarily by white families whose children attend school in those areas? While Detroit schools primarily serve minority pupils with (by comparison) meager budgets because of the less-economically-well-off resident population? That's the way it's been done most other places in America. You don't have to know very many blacks to understand minorities often have to work twice as hard for half as much (well, for women, it's 78 percent as much), and it's been going on for a long time.

Let's give all Americans an even start so we can see just who is or is not smart enough to "get away with stuff."
Last edited by: LuckyPhow on Sep 7, 2017

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