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pljames
Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 3:47:05 PM

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If a black American brakes the law a black officer should take care of it. If a white officer does the same then a white office also should take care of it. If it is a foreigner brakes our law then a foreign officer should take care of it. thoughts? curious-Paul
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Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 5:53:09 PM

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You may reduce the speed with a brake. Black grease works fine on a white, clean surface of a wheel.
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Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 7:16:24 PM
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NKM
Posted: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 10:32:08 PM

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Sorry, Paul — that just doesn't make much sense.

Some police officers are specialists of one sort or another, but it wouldn't be logical to try to match them to the lawbreakers on the basis of race. There are too many kinds of lawbreakers, and they might well describe themselves as belonging to hundreds of different racial/ethnic groups, so there's no way such match-ups could work.

Blodybeef
Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 1:07:47 AM

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It wouldn't work. It would only make separation deeper. Discriminating Crime and Law according to a persons skin or heritage would be the end of people's equality. I haven't read "We the people" but I believe equality of the people is its essence.

I also agree with NKM. Some people are specialists, regardless of their skins.

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S. Ilker Orsel
Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 4:42:38 AM

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I don't think it would work; and even if it were I think it would make the situation worse. I also don't think it is practically possible. If we were to do something like that, where will it stop? There are some many races, nationalities, ethnic and religious groups, etc. for such an arrangement to ever be possible.
Lotje1000
Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 4:59:59 AM

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I'm just trying to imagine what a 911 call would be like. "911, what is your emergency and please state your ethnicity. ... Mhm, alright. Well our only female officer of Nepalese descent is on holiday currently. Would you like to wait for her return?"
pedro
Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 8:51:23 AM

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besides most people are mongrels

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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 9:21:56 AM

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pedro wrote:
besides most people are mongrels

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Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2016 10:05:39 AM

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“Man is not a circle with a single center; he is an ellipse with two focii. Facts are one, ideas are the other.”
― Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

And please what do mean by 'brakes' ?


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Drag0nspeaker
Posted: Thursday, November 10, 2016 11:15:20 AM

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It was a mis-spelling of 'breaks'.

Paul was doing a LOT better at writing than when he first came on this forum a couple of years ago, but spelling was not perfect, even back in July.


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jacobusmaximus
Posted: Friday, November 11, 2016 3:48:34 AM

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It works on the basis of gender, so why not on the basis of colour? I mean if a girl is in trouble with the law in some way a female police officer, where possible, is assigned to her case (in the UK, anyway). Clearly, when speed is of the utmost importance then there may be no time to be selective, but, where possible, harmony should be the order of the day.

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Priscilla86
Posted: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 5:20:46 AM

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Lotje1000 wrote:
I'm just trying to imagine what a 911 call would be like. "911, what is your emergency and please state your ethnicity. ... Mhm, alright. Well our only female officer of Nepalese descent is on holiday currently. Would you like to wait for her return?"


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Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Monday, December 19, 2016 11:55:27 AM

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If a child breaks a law , he should be tried by a child magistrate.

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jacobusmaximus
Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 7:52:38 AM

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Ashwin Joshi wrote:
If a child breaks a law , he should be tried by a child magistrate.


A child would be tried in a juvenile court - less intimidating than a mainstream court. Also, the court personnel would not be wearing wigs and gowns and a woman police officer or female Social Worker would be in attendance.

It is possible to apply common sense and sympathy where minorities are involved. All it takes is the political will and some common decency.

A clear conscience is the sign of a fuzzy memory.
Hope123
Posted: Tuesday, December 20, 2016 11:26:45 AM

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Quote Jacobus - "It is possible to apply common sense and sympathy where minorities are involved. All it takes is the political will and some common decency." End quote.

Common sense, sympathy, and decency are in short supply these days, JCB.

Society has deemed a Simon Cowell is entertaining, even after complaints the Toronto Star, which does great investigative journalism and reporting of news, still posts a double page showing celebritiy pix of them at their worst with snarky tags, blogs and remarks of nastiness are all over the net, articles are written specifically to mock the pain of others and others find it hilarious... (other thread)

A quick response of Schadenfreude is human, but lack of empathy, the understanding of others and their feelings, is another.


A clever person solves a problem. A wise person avoids it. Albert Einstein
Ashwin Joshi
Posted: Tuesday, December 27, 2016 11:03:16 AM

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Hope123 wrote;
A quick response of Schadenfreude is human, but lack of empathy, the understanding of others and their feelings, is another.

very true.

Me Gathering Pebbles at The Seashore.-Aj
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