The Myth of Systemic Police Racism

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  1. TBO

    TBO Why so serious? CLM

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  2. Fatboy2001

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    "systemic" tricky word - need to check my O.E.D. on the etymology. :D
     

  3. Bradley T

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    Systemic: Oh it's there alright....maybe we can't find many examples, buts it's definitely there!
     
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    The link opens as a commercial
     
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    Restricted site to me, that's racist! Everything else is so why not?
     
  6. JArthurD

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    I have problems with the word “systemic” too. The incident numbers don’t support this at all, but we’ve moved way past being able to convince anyone with problematic things like facts.

    As the world continues to worship at the alter of Saint Floyd, there is at least one woman out there who no one is talking about. The one who’s home was invaded by Floyd and had a gun held to her head. (Wonder how she feels about defunding the police?)
     
  7. IvanVic

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    There you go, messing up the argument with facts.
     
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    With age and experience, comes a level of cynicism, at least for me............I would not make a good LEO..............After a few years of dealing with the patterns of behavior that they see, how would you not be cynical?
    I got to see enough of what my fellow man is capable of.
     
  10. thewitt

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    No one involved in this whole thing cares about the facts. They are irrelevant.
     
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    All or nothing thinking is a cognitive distortion.
     
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    they are demanding something that can never be measured or gained. everytime something is offered, a bill, law, or something tangible, the goalpost is moved. there can never be recognition that there are solid and meaningful steps taken to address the requested demands. there must always be the impression that Conservatives and Republicans are guilty of grinding the heel of Capitalism into the back of Minorities.
     
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  13. Animal Mother

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    I can't see the article because it's behind a paywall but the video seems to focus entirely on shootings, which is hardly the whole of the interactions between police and the black population.
     
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    Correct. It focuses on shootings because that is what this conversation is about. That is the narrative - and it is not reality.

    Fryer’s study out of Harvard in 2016 found no racism related to fatal shootings, but it did find that police treated black suspects differently - so his study seemed to indicate that bias existed in that regard.
     
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    The most insidious evil is one that is invisible and unmeasurable. Just look at the Spanish Inquisition.
     
  16. TheDreadnought

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    **** IF ****

    There is systemic racism in police departments.

    **** THEN ****

    The Democratic Mayors..
    The Democratic DA’s...
    The Democratic Police Chiefs

    in these big cities are the ones DIRECTLY responsible for it.

    They’ve had 50 years+ to clean this **** up. But they have been totally unable or unwilling to, due to political pressure.

    THEY own any racism that exists. They have no business pointing the finger at anyone else.

    Half a century is enough.
     
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    Who runs the institutions? In our cities, it's usually a Democrat.
     
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    That isn't what the conversation is about, assuming you mean the nationwide conversation. George Floyd wasn't shot. Sandra Bland wasn't shot. Manuel Ellis wasn't shot. Eric Garner wasn't shot.
    James' study from Washington State found the same thing, "We found that, despite clear evidence of implicit bias against Black suspects, officers were slower to shoot armed Black suspects than armed White suspects, and they were less likely to shoot unarmed Black suspects than unarmed White suspects."
     
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  20. rock_castle

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    Systemic? Of course not. That's absurd.
     
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