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[#] Sun Apr 18 2021 15:16:11 EDT from zooer

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I have mentioned this before, whenever the newspaper/media ran a story about a black man that killed in a drive-by shooting or gang violence the media said three things:

1) They were liked by everyone.

2) They were trying to turn their life around.

3) They were an aspiring rap artist.

 

EVERY time.

 



[#] Sun Apr 18 2021 21:12:55 EDT from ParanoidDelusions

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I'm waiting for the guy who was dressed in dark, hip hop fashion, in an area where cars were being reported broken into, and then ran from the cops, hid in the shadows, and came out suddenly holding some object in his hand pointed toward the cop - and gets shot... 

And turns out to have just completed his bar exam, or got his dentistry license, or was just about to start his job as a lead design engineer at Boeing or Intel. 

Despite the popular narrative that this fear exists for ALL young black men and that they're all aware they could be next. 

It is never the guy I just described who ends up on the evening news. 

And it isn't because the guy I just described doesn't exist

I've worked with guys like this - and they do generally insist that profiling exists and there is a presumption of guilt based on skin color in this country. 

But they also tend to admit if you're not up to shady shit, in MOST of the country - you're not going to get murdered by cop JUST for being black. You've got to fail a few other critical tests before you get to the murdered/beaten by cop stage. 


Frankly - I think that pretty much applies regardless of skin color. If you fail a couple of critical checkpoints when having an unfortunate interaction with the police where YOU are their suspect - you can quickly go from "This is a real inconvenience" to "shots fired, send an ambulance."


Sun Apr 18 2021 15:16:11 EDT from zooer

I have mentioned this before, whenever the newspaper/media ran a story about a black man that killed in a drive-by shooting or gang violence the media said three things:

1) They were liked by everyone.

2) They were trying to turn their life around.

3) They were an aspiring rap artist.

 

EVERY time.

 



 



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