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Caliman73 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-09-09 06:21 PM
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25. Poor people definitely get the short end of the stick.
In no way do I dispute what you are saying. I was however, and I suppose still am middle class. My friends and I went to a private Catholic high school and were honor students. There wasn't much to distinguish us as "bangers" other than we were of mixed heritage and in a car. What I call a beater was probably more like a earlier model car (an 82 Mazda in 1990). I agree that economic discrimination can be confused for racial, but it is a bit more difficult to tell a poor Mexican from a middle class or above Mexican, than it is to tell us from White people. The cops would often ask my friend what he was doing in the car with us.
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  -Police stop more than 1 million people on street for no reason Divine Discontent  Oct-08-09 04:57 PM   #0 
  - Some popo drive at highly unreasonable speeds just because they  HysteryDiagnosis   Oct-08-09 05:03 PM   #1 
  - Interesting. In these parts they drive 20 miles below the speed limit as if they were  Raineyb   Oct-09-09 12:43 AM   #18 
  - Why don't they frisk people on Wall Street?  Starbucks Anarchist   Oct-08-09 05:06 PM   #2 
  - +1  L0oniX   Oct-08-09 05:28 PM   #8 
  - Yeah, but what "crime" is reduced?  KansDem   Oct-08-09 05:08 PM   #3 
  - But I  billh58   Oct-08-09 05:12 PM   #4 
  - Oh please. It's not "for no reason".  KamaAina   Oct-08-09 05:17 PM   #5 
  - I would also throw in poor whites who associate with the brownies  Caliman73   Oct-08-09 05:27 PM   #6 
     - I used to be hassled constantly for being poor.  FatDave   Oct-09-09 05:32 PM   #24 
        - Poor people definitely get the short end of the stick.  Caliman73   Oct-09-09 06:21 PM   #25 
  - When stopped and questioned for no reason  safeinOhio   Oct-08-09 05:28 PM   #7 
  - Are you kidding?  ThomCat   Oct-08-09 06:16 PM   #9 
  - The one thing that can shorting their career  safeinOhio   Oct-08-09 08:31 PM   #11 
     - You obviously have never dealt with the NYPD  Raineyb   Oct-09-09 12:46 AM   #20 
  - Actually, if they haven't a reason to stop you, they've no right to engage you.  Luminous Animal   Oct-08-09 08:50 PM   #12 
  - Unfortunately, I believe the courts have rules that refusing a "random search"  ThomCat   Oct-09-09 04:01 AM   #21 
  - Are you for real?  Raineyb   Oct-09-09 12:45 AM   #19 
     - Oh yeah, the Citizens Review Boards, the paper tiger  ThomCat   Oct-09-09 04:08 AM   #22 
        - Exactly! The CCRB is a bloody joke.  Raineyb   Oct-09-09 07:04 PM   #26 
  - Rest assured, they'll never do it somebody driving a BMW  Kievan Rus   Oct-08-09 06:20 PM   #10 
  - A (Black) co-worker of mine was stopped in his brand-new BMW in Arlington, VA...  DCKit   Oct-08-09 11:52 PM   #13 
     - The cynical joke is your friend was guilty of DWB, "Driving While Black."  Selatius   Oct-08-09 11:59 PM   #16 
  - I'd love to see the shitstorm occur if these police tried it in a rich neighborhood.  Selatius   Oct-08-09 11:55 PM   #14 
  - KICK  Liberal_in_LA   Oct-08-09 11:56 PM   #15 
  - Recommend  TexasObserver   Oct-08-09 11:59 PM   #17 
  - This is nothing new,  MadHound   Oct-09-09 05:31 AM   #23 

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