It died on Feb. 3rd, 1959, now known as the Day the Racism Died.
WTF over-zealous police? - Page 364
Or if you're poor and a couple hundreds bucks in tickets makes a difference.
The Ferguson investigation showed that the police were basically out for revenue, and that it (coincidentally, I'm sure) came disproportionately from black residents. Can't imagine why a community might feel discriminated against when the government is instructing the police to fleece them for dumb bullshit on a regular basis.
It just amazes me that no one has actually taken the time to debunk the BS "Ferguson report." The DOJ assembled a handful of e-mails from city officials talking about revenue from the courts and paired it with complaints from officers to make it sound like some conspiracy instead of those being things you would find in any city in America. Wow--city managers are worried about budgets!? Cops don't like writing tickets!? Shocking! Then the DOJ says that this is racist because the cops targeted whites who would actually pay the fines blacks -- but they neglect to mention (or minimize, I'm not sure if it's buried in there somewhere) that almost half of the tickets were generated by red light cameras. And of course they didn't do a survey of who was actually driving in the city (this isn't necessarily the same as the residents) or who was actually committing traffic violations.
The whole thing comes off as a hit piece (because that's what it is).
75% White and 15% Black in the general population. This composition differs
from what law enforcement in the county with cameras sees: a racial composition
of red light violators that is about 62% White and 30% Black.
While the guy is a terrible writer (as you can see from above), he goes on to show how he earned his PhD by purporting to demonstrate how a contrived list of factors, carefully weighed, explains the discrepancy, not race. I don't disagree with it entirely, as the population of the surrounding area and the proximity of the residents to the cameras are clearly going to affect who gets the tickets. Someone should tell the DOJ!
Crucially, I think traffic ticket dispersion across race in any locality is a red herring. *The real issue is drug stops.* Rousting mofos and jackin up likely holders. The "rolled a stop sign" (or w/e BS some white guy in a tie breezes by on) is so often incidental.
So, yeah, »legalize all drugs.« As usual. The rational conclusion for any sound thinker.
Despite claims to the contrary,34 decriminalisation appears to have had a positive effect on crime. With its recategorisation of low-level drug possession as an administrative rather than criminal offence, decriminalisation inevitably produced a reduction in the number of people arrested and sent to criminal court for drug offences – from over 14,000 in the year 2000, to around 5,500-6,000 per year once the policy had come into effect.35 The proportion of drug-related offenders (defined as those who committed offences under the influence of drugs and/or to fund drug consumption) in the Portuguese prison population also declined, from 44% in 1999, to just under 21% in 2012."
I'd further posit that if enacted in the US the significant reduction in fatherlessness would see a profound generational decline in proportionate black imprisonment in later decades.
However, decriminalization across all "classes" of drugs is highly controversial and still a "radical" proposition, as we all know.
Frankly, I've always been puzzled by folks who see
Someone wants to do heroin + someone wants to sell heroin = "criminal act" in the moral sense
as a true equation.
I only ask two questions to try to get at the legitimacy of any "criminal" behavior:
1 did someone get messed with?
2 did someone's property get messed with?
This black/drug conundrum seems so simple to me.
In fact, I have more trouble with the scenario of some guy leaving a rusted Camaro on his lawn in a nice neighborhood and refusing his neighbors' requests for him remove it. On one hand, it's demonstrably impacting their property values negatively. On the other, the guy goes "I like it there. It's my lawn. My property. I pay the property tax, not them. I'll do what I like." I'm all like, 'damn, he makes an excellent point.'
Now that's a tough one!
When government stopped implementing anti-black policies, I don't think you can make a solid case that there are laws targeting black people on purpose atm (jim crow, black codes, anti-miscegenation laws etc). You could make a case that nixon drug war was a regulation that was 'institutional' or 'systemic' racism and it was designed to target blacks and probably few others in recent past. If you have gov agencies pushing these types of regulations you can speak of systemic racism imo. Now you have pretty much the reverse of it, you have a president who is pardoning non-violent black offenders mainly because most of them are black and you have for example affirmative action. I don't see how institutions nowadays are desgined to keep black man down.
That being said there are dysfunctional PD's and indivdual racist cops, ofc there are.
Dude, i'd take police from my country or pretty much any other EU country over USA's police. I never said those examples of police incompetnence are justified. I just don't thibk they are result of 'systemic racism' majority of them at least.
Of course, these cops would cite all their drug collars in the dark part of town as the reason why. Hence, I wouldn't reflexively yell "racism!" like the typical SJW would. I'd change the laws the cops are mandated to enforce. Ergo, ref:my prior poast.
When government stopped implementing anti-black policies, I don't think you can make a solid case that there are laws targeting black people on purpose atm (jim crow, black codes, anti-miscegenation laws etc). You could make a case that nixon drug war was a regulation that was 'institutional' or 'systemic' racism and it was designed to target blacks and probably few others in recent past. If you have gov agencies pushing these types of regulations you can speak of systemic racism imo.
Well the federal government was supposed to stop Jim Crow in the 1950s but clearly throughout the 1960s and 1970s many state and local governments still implemented overtly anti-black policies
Are you SURE that your statement is accurate? Are you sure most of the non-violent offenders are black and they are being pardoned because they are black or did you read that on some website somewhere
President Barack Obama meets for lunch with formerly incarcerated individuals who have received commutations, at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C., March 30, 2016. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
Affirmative action benefits all minorities as well as women, not just blacks. Blacks are not the largest minority group in America, Latinos/Hispanics are. And the largest recipients of Affirmative Action policies are women
I don't see how institutions nowadays are desgined to keep black man down.
Sounds familiar? This is the reality for the poorest and least well off group in America, the Native American. And this is also the reality for the African American.
Now make this official government policy for hundreds of years until one day as a collective you decide, "We have been wrong. We will change" yet the same people in charge of implementing and enforcing those policies are still in charge of implementing and enforcing the new policies. So how quickly will change come? Overnight? In a year? In 5 years? In 10 years? And how long will it take for the effects of those changes to filter down to all members of those affected groups?
Meanwhile redlining is still happening, police brutality is still a real issue, substandard schools in minority neighbourhoods is still the norm but you don't see how "institutions nowadays are designed to keep the black (or native) man down". Amazing!
Edited by Rumpelstiltskin - 8/17/16 at 6:34am
Racism isn't the cause of problems in the black community, but if your goal is to make sure things don't improve, blaming most of their problems on racism is quite literally the most perfect way to make that happen. The other day Charles Krauthammer said there is no political solution to the problem, and fixes have to come from within the community. He's correct except for the fact that politicians play an important part by simply acknowledging that they can't fix crime and poverty in the black community. Anyone wanna take bets on when that's going to happen?
On another note, CNN doing what they do best - running an edited clip and claiming the sister of the deceased in Milwaukee was calling for peace.