white officers Pulling Guns On Black Man Picking Up Trash In His Back Yard

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  1. notme

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    https://newsone.com/3847888/boulder-police-black-man-picking-up-trash/

    Besieged Police Chief Greg Testa admitted that the Black man did nothing wrong yet his officers pulled their guns on him. This also comes against the backdrop of the wave of white people calling the police on innocent Black people doing routine things. Last October, the New York Times listed 39 incidents that captured national attention since May 2018. They include a 12-year-old Black boy mowing a lawn in Cleveland, a uniformed Black firefighter doing his job in Oakland and a former Barack Obama aide moving into his new apartment in New York.


    8 cops show up,... as far as I can see they are all white. Guns are out,... because a black man is giving some TLC to his own yard. This is no incident. This happens all the time. So oh yeah, there is no question that there is a racist thing going on in the US where way to many white people treat black people as criminals. Unlikely black people get a fair chance on the job market when they are like that etc.

    And you would think, after "incident" after "incident"... that there would be a learning curve by now. But the culture from the Jim Crow era obviously did not disappear with the laws.

    While there are also too many people too upset to admit to this. So I ask,... can you prove that there is no Jim Crow culture alive in the US against the backdrop of all these "incidents"?
     
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    Conservatives dont care. They would probably just root for the cops to shoot.
     
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    Where are all the supposed “good cops” when “bad cops” are abusing their authority and threatening citizens who are doing nothing wrong?
     
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    Questerr Banned

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    Untrained citizens are expected to stay perfectly calm and rational when a lethal weapon is pointed at them, but supposedly trained police are allowed to panic and kill an unarmed citizen and all they have to say is “I was scared” and they walk free.
     
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    Right is the way Well-Known Member

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    I just love Democrats cops get called on black people in heavily democratic leaning neighborhoods and it is the mean Republicans and conservatives who are the dad people. You guys are the most self-righteous group of people I have ever seen. Let's play a game we can go through the New York times article about the 29 times cops were called and for every instance that it happened in a county that Trump took you get a $100 and for every one that Hillary took I get a $100. I think that I would love that game.
     
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    It's not just the blacks, one officer tasered a little old Greek women because she didn't put down her knife. Aha! But what he didn't know was that she was out digging for dandelions and had no idea what he was talking about. I bet the policeman was black and just didn't know the ways of little old Greek women.

    As for the police targeting blacks, that's not going to stop unless crimes against the police stop - especially if they have children to support. The only other alternative would be to run around with full protective gear.
     
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    At the donut shop?
     
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    Texas Republican Well-Known Member

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    The bad cop/good minority trope is tiresome and false.
     
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    A hori hori gardening tool is very good for gardening, and very excellent for killing somebody.

    It even has metric and English scales so you know exactly how deep you stabbed them.

    It looks more like a combat knife than a gardening tool.

    Buy yours now while it's still legal.
     
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    Yeah no white person holding a knife has ever had a gun pulled on them by police, or been shot for walking while white.
     
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    Ironically, it would be illegal in most states to carry as it's a dual edged fixed blade knife. It would be classified as a "dirk" or "dagger".
     
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    If find it exceedingly odd that you never, never hear any of the talking heads on the telescanner say that if the police come to drop everything out of your hands and lay down on the ground, pronto.

    It's common sense, even if it is uncommon. Live, don't die for nothing.
     
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    A D'k Tahg

    Pull one on Kling and you must blood the blade before you resheathe it, or lose all honor
     
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    Are these figures true?
    Police shoot twice as many whites as blacks, despite blacks being
    involved in the most crimes.
    Black shoot blacks in disproportionate numbers.
    Blacks shoots police in disproportionate numbers.

    Re "conservatives"
    If you go back to the Civil War not a single Republican owned a slave.
    The KKK was a Democratic phenomena
    Segregation was invented by old Southern Democrats.

    In short, reality is the opposite of what liars say it is.
     
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    Aleksander Ulyanov Well-Known Member

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    Just emptying your hands and showing them prominently should be enough. I'm an old man, I need help from at least two people to regain my feet..

    OTOH if you point a pistol I may drop into the foetal position.
     
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    The officers acted correctly, no harm no foul. If it was a white person it would be no different.
     
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    Oh yeah! I just wrote that a little old Greek woman was tasered for not putting down the knife she used to dig up dandelions.

    [​IMG]
     
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    39 incidents among 330,000,000.

    People are wrong sometimes. In such a large country it is inevitable. Going straight to racism is frankly irrational and self serving.
     
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    True. I was in my late fifties when almost arrested on mistaken identity. I hit the deck quickly.

    The washing machine fixed everything.

    I fit the general description of the perp, had a beard as did the perp, was wearing a ball cap like the perp, and was driving the same truck and was pulling a trailer as was the perp.

    With resistance the highway patrol would have been completely justified in killing me.
     
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    So you argue that cops are indeed racist,... and with reason.
    Bravo.


    And full protective gear, when a black man is tending to his garden.
    Sure.


    Seems the obvious thing is, is to keep mocking dumb white cops again and again. They are all alike.
     
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    No. I do not recall a story 8 cops showed up with their guns out when a white person was attending his yard.
     
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    Racial profiling is a crime and a foul. They have to answer to that, why 8 of them showed up with their guns out for 1 black guy attending his yard. So far they don't have an excuse, since the black guy according to the cops themselves did nothing wrong.
     
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    I feel bad for the cops because they HAVE to respond to these calls.
     
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    Go find me some articles about 8 cops showing up with their guns out for a white dude attending his garden.
     
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    In this case... what call? And they can just arrest them white folks being scared about their black minority for harassment.
     

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