Needs more cowbell... And Thorazine...
LOLOLOLOL Care to elaborate?
She says "But at this point they don't all matter equally, and that's a problem in the justice system,"
And where's your blue lives matter pin as well, Ms. Burton? Because if you feel a patriotic passion to wear one you sure as hell should be wearing both.
Read THIS: Circa 1990 Scottsdale, Arizona, What do YOU do when a cop pulls you over?
As many of you know I normally write about China, as a recognized expert and published author on the subject. However, let’s move to American issues.
I am a white guy and 25 years ago in North Scottsdale at 2am, a cop pulled me over, but for several minutes for some reason, he did not get out of his patrol car and approach my car. Weird.
What did I do as a citizen?
I KEPT MY HANDS VISIBLE AND ON THE STEERING WHEEL. Finally, what did I do next? I OPENED MY WINDOW AND STUCK MY TWO HANDS OUT SO HE COULD SEE THEM AND SAID “Officer, please come tell me what is going on, thanks.” I wasn't rude, I didn't argue. And I sure as hell didn't resist arrest and need to be wrestled to the ground. Finally, I wasn't a known felonious criminal to the cop.
Oh, you mean I actually used my brain and thought about the situation I was in and acted respectfully toward a cop?
Further, I thought to myself, gee if I did have a gun, I would immediately also have told the cop I have a gun while my hands were clearly and intentionally visible or glued to the steering wheel!
Where does the color of my skin or the cop’s skin enter the picture here? It doesn’t. Where it does on the street is that cops know that amongst black male drivers, the odds of criminal behavior and guns being involved are far higher. Every intelligent black community leader knows that black communities need to clean up their own criminal behavior which occurs in multiple times higher frequency than amongst any other ethnicity in America. My own many black friends are ashamed of how their own community acts.
That night as it turns out, the policeman said to me there had been a burglary nearby and I happened to be one of the few cars driving around the neighborhood at 2am. I was then let go. Did you know Alton Sterling was a convicted felon; illegally carrying a firearm; had a long history of violent crime; forcefully resisted arrest again; a few minutes after he had pointed his gun at another person.
So let me ask what his color had to do with anything? Not much it seems to me. The cops did know he was a repeat criminal offender with a felonious rap sheet.
When the cops approached Sterling, did he do what I did, SHOW HIS HANDS UP, same as when the cops approached me 25 years earlier? No, he certainly didn’t.
I don’t have a racist bone in my body against any person of any color or ethnicity or religious sense. What I do have is common sense and a brain to understand the situation I am in. Yet perhaps someone would be irrational enough to accuse me of some sense of white supremacy, which is just more nonsense. I could be an American from any country ( I happen to be an Italian American) I could have an ethnic background from ANY place and it doesn't change a word of the true principles and intelligence that apply.
As a white male in my 50s I find plenty of discrimination against me in today’s world. Far too much and frankly, I noticed that type of attack and discrimination against white men starting to build up many decades earlier. In this respect, we can say racism against “others” is flying in all directions, with plenty of evidence all around us to that truth.
25 years ago, it didn’t matter what color my skin was that day at 2am in North Scottsdale, did it?
I'm a big fan of Crooksandliars. But please, in the future, don't bury the substance way down in the story?If you want to pontifcate and moralize etc. you can do that after the substance of a particulr post.I and I suspect 99% of the readers are already aware of the hypocrisy on the right. You don't have to "proof" that every fucking post