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Mon Oct 15, 2012, 01:46 PM

Meet The 17-Year-Old Boy Who Blew The Lid Off Racial Profiling With His iPod

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Reply Meet The 17-Year-Old Boy Who Blew The Lid Off Racial Profiling With His iPod (Original post)
tk2kewl Oct 2012 OP
kelliekat44 Oct 2012 #1
GitRDun Oct 2012 #2
tk2kewl Oct 2012 #3
Alekei_Firebird Oct 2012 #4
Baitball Blogger Oct 2012 #5
X_Digger Oct 2012 #6
Solly Mack Oct 2012 #7
BVictor1 Oct 2012 #8
ieoeja Oct 2012 #9
GoneOffShore Oct 2012 #11
dishes Oct 2012 #17
a kennedy Oct 2012 #10
felix_numinous Oct 2012 #12
PavePusher Oct 2012 #13
Dawson Leery Oct 2012 #14
wtmusic Oct 2012 #15
X_Digger Oct 2012 #16
Heidi Oct 2012 #18
nilram Dec 2012 #19

Response to tk2kewl (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 01:59 PM

1. If the police would venture down to Wall Street and stop and frisk the same way that they do in

minority areas they would be able to get their full quota of arrests and fines within the morning rush hour. And anyone they would arrest would likely be one of the rats that helped to steal your 401K or hit you with some other scam.

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Response to tk2kewl (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 02:35 PM

2. Outrageous!

I really don't know what to say but it is STUNNING how cold, ruthless, and LAZY the economic, civic, and political leaders in this society have become.

People like Romney can't be bothered to build the next great product manufactured here in the US. They simply tear down (sorry, "harvest") perfectly good companies (or just the employees) to make a quick buck. Many CEO's would rather buy back shares, than figure out how to make more money.

It's more expedient for the Koch boys to write a few checks to lawyers and politicians than to figure out how to make their products without polluting the environment. Walmart would rather send its workers to get government assistance than figure out how to compete while paying its workers a living wage.

The politicians even team up with nefarious companies like Monsanto to speed through approval of genetically engineered foods. Geez who wants to friggin pull weeds or do the work to make a Round Up that is easier on the beans and corn!?!

The video exemplifies LAZINESS! The police don't want to do the tough job of building a relationship with its citizens, and god forbid they do actual police work! Let's just search all the minorities!

Oh and let's not bother, politicians, to do the hard work of doing something about the fact that just a few in this country have most of the wealth, we might break a sweat! Don't worry! A little riot gear and roughing up, those folks in the streets downtown will go back home!

If we want to take this country back, we have got to start framing the discussion differently. It is not the poor, the elderly, the disenfranchised that are lazy, e.g., won't take responsibility. Their existence requires a daily struggle to push ahead.

It is largely the 1%, the mega-corporations, and many of our civic leaders that are truly LAZY and won't take responsibility.

A pox on all their houses!

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Response to GitRDun (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 02:38 PM

3. Righteous Rant!

Thanks for joining the team!

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Response to tk2kewl (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 02:41 PM

4. Police force is just affirmative action for low-status white males

Joining the police is a kind of affirmative actio for low-status white males to ascend to positions of authority.

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Response to tk2kewl (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 03:52 PM

5. You take away more than just time. You take away people's dignity.

And when that idiot said that people want more of it, I ask, what people?

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Response to tk2kewl (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 04:38 PM

6. Fuck the NYPD's Stop and Frisk, Fuck Kelly and Fuck Bloomberg

http://www.nyclu.org/content/stop-and-frisk-data

In 2011, New Yorkers were stopped by the police 685,724 times.
605,328 were totally innocent (88 percent).
350,743 were black (53 percent).
223,740 were Latino (34 percent).
61,805 were white (9 percent).
341,581 were aged 14-24 (51 percent).

In the first six months of 2012, New Yorkers were stopped by the police 337,434 times
298,919 were totally innocent (89 percent).
179,449 were black (53 percent).
107,812 were Latino (32 percent).
31,891 were white (9 percent).

These bullshit practices are being pushed to keep the numbers up.

http://www.villagevoice.com/2012-03-07/news/the-nypd-tapes-confirmed/

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Response to tk2kewl (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 04:39 PM

7. K&R

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Response to tk2kewl (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 04:53 PM

8. I wonder what the rate of stop & frisk was before 9/11?

 

It's attitudes like this that got Trayvon martin killed.

A kid looking "suspicious".

Track teams wear hoodies... everyone has them.

Why do our tax dollars pay for this kind of treatment?

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Response to tk2kewl (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 05:01 PM

9. Sadly, a large percentage of people would listen to that and say the kid deserved it.


They would say he was talking back, argumentative and simply not deferential enough to the police officers. We have lot of people right here at DU who would clearly feel that way, though they may recognize that this is one place that argument is not going to get much support.

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Response to ieoeja (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 06:08 PM

11. And a lot of them are commenters on YouTube.

It's a hive of trolls.

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Response to ieoeja (Reply #9)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 02:09 PM

17. Much respect for him

Regardless of what other people might say, I just have to say how impressed I am by this kid. I keep trying to think of how I would have felt and acted in his place and I feel like my stress level would have risen and I would have lost control of my emotions and did something stupid. He was never disrespectful at any time, stayed cooperative, and responded to the disgusting things the officers said only with repeating their own words.

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Response to tk2kewl (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 05:12 PM

10. Oh my gawd....a f*cking mutt....

WTFIT??? blatant racism.

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Response to tk2kewl (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 07:41 PM

12. These police are state sanctioned gangsters

themselves.

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Response to tk2kewl (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:04 PM

13. At what point will the people stop responding to violence by the police by turning the other cheek?

 

I predict the end result will not work out well for the current PTB.

I hope I'm wrong. But I don't think I am.

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Response to tk2kewl (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:07 PM

14. NYPD are not worth the paper their bloated contracts are printed on.

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Response to tk2kewl (Original post)

Mon Oct 15, 2012, 08:18 PM

15. That's fucked up. nt

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Response to tk2kewl (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 09:34 AM

16. Kick. n/t

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Response to tk2kewl (Original post)

Tue Oct 16, 2012, 03:10 PM

18. Recommended! KICK!

nt

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Response to tk2kewl (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:31 AM

19. Awesome vid, well worth watching

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