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View Poll Results: Do american police generally seem too violent or oppressive to you?
Yes 60 65.22%
No 23 25.00%
Undecided / No opinion / I'm a vegetable 9 9.78%
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Old 07-08-2016, 06:01 PM   #411 (permalink)
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Do you have a source for that?
Whoops, I misread that source and I'm not even sure where I got that number from. It's out of 990, but black deaths at the hands of police officers are still a good 10% higher than their population segment. The white and the hispanic population (though there is potentially some differences between the self reported versus what the pathologist determines when it comes to hispanics) are on the same level as their population percentage. Still an alarming disparity.
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Old 07-08-2016, 06:03 PM   #412 (permalink)
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Whoops, I misread that source and I'm not even sure where I got that number from. It's out of 990, but black deaths at the hands of police officers are still a good 10% higher than their population segment. The white and the hispanic population (though there is potentially some differences between the self reported versus what the pathologist determines when it comes to hispanics) are on the same level as their population percentage.
Yeah was pretty sure it was wrong tbh.
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Old 07-08-2016, 06:04 PM   #413 (permalink)
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I remember doing the math and being like "goddamn, how have I not heard this number before?"

Thanks for making me double check.
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Old 07-08-2016, 06:15 PM   #414 (permalink)
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Why is their a BLM protest in london? This whole thing is a problem in the US. What inequalities are happening in London?

It's called solidarity. People around the world join in when there are tragedies. When the I am charlie thing happened in Paris. People in NYC held vigils for it. Same thing with Orlando recently with the Pulse club massacre. People around the world joined in to show support. It happens all the time regardless of if it is happening in their neck of the words. It's called empathy and compassion. Guess you wouldn't know anything about that.


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Because sheeple^.

Better question why are we fighting for rights we have.
And will someone please tell the frigging truth about how many black people were gunned down by cops last year 250 there abouts vs.500 whites or Hispanics....js
Hilarious from the number one sheeple alive. You know there are more whites and hispanics in this country than there are blacks right? So percentage-wise it is still a big deal. Also why can't the both be addressed? Why do you need to separate the two. Too hard to address all issues as once?

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306 people were shot and killed by police last year. 258 of those people were black. That's more than 80 percent. Compare that to the 12% chunk of the population that black Americans make up.

Ja, they're just overreacting.


Even though the number was off slightly this point still stands.
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IMO I don't know jack-**** though so don't listen to me.
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The actual number is 26% for anyone wondering how much "slightly" is .
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It's called solidarity. People around the world join in when there are tragedies. When the I am charlie thing happened in Paris. People in NYC held vigils for it. Same thing with Orlando recently with the Pulse club massacre. People around the world joined in to show support. It happens all the time regardless of if it is happening in their neck of the words. It's called empathy and compassion. Guess you wouldn't know anything about that.
Yeah, but theirs a pretty big difference when having a vigil vs having a protest. I'm all for solodarity, but protesting something that has nothing to do with the country your in is just dumb.
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Yeah, but theirs a pretty big difference when having a vigil vs having a protest. I'm all for solodarity, but protesting something that has nothing to do with the country your in is just dumb.
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Dumb Brits, trying to call attention to an issue that's not even in their own country. I mean, who gives a **** about anywhere outside of a five mile radius of themselves?
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Dumb Brits, trying to protest an issue that's not even in their own country.
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I mean, sure, if you want to ignore what protest aims to accomplish.
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