- May 10, 2015
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Common senese is really a thing too. I got pulled over years ago when leaving a hospital ER around 2:00am. The hospital was located in a predominately black neighborhood that was low income and known for drug dealing. They asked me why I was there and searched my entire car. Do you know why? Because I was profiled. I had to problem with it because I was able to understand their concern. The only white guys cruising around that neighborhood at night were looking to buy drugs, especially ones in their late teens driving a VW bug with some shiney rims on it, not mini-van. I didn't resist and was fully cooperative. I was also clean-cut. I didn't have long hair, with tatoos down both arms and a wife beater on. You can pretend that none of that should matter, but reality is, it does and always will.Actually, if anything, it's probably a discussion the left didn't want to have right now. Yes, race IS the determining factor because racial profiling is still really a thing
And dispropotionately resisting arrest. You keep leaving that part out.No, they are disproportionately hassled by police.
They treat people differently mainly based on overall appearance and attitude. You just can't get away from the racial angle. Two things about your video. First, the white guy pretty clean cut and wearing a button down shirt, while the black guy has dreads with his pregnant girlfriend/wife walking behind him. If the white guy would have been wearing wife beater with tats and combat boots with a pregnant girl following him the results may have been very different. Secondly, these are 2 different cops. Maybe the first cop would have treated the black guy the same as the white guy and the second cop would have treated the white guy the same as the black guy. You don't think of this things and don't even like to entertain the idea, but culture is the biggest contributing factor to these profiling cases. I live in a predomantely white area. My kids go to private school. There are a couple of black children in their class whose parent's are both doctors. I can assure you, they are not any more likely to be pulled over in their BMW's due to their race because and are less likely to be pulled over than some white redneck driving a jacked up pick-up truck, who happens not to be doing anything wrong but fits the profile of many that are. Put the same black doctors in a 1980 Cadillac with 22 inch shiney spinning wheels and guess what will likely happen? Culture, not race.Yes, how law enforcement treats people of color is different
Wrong, but I know telling you that is a waste of time. You are way too far gone to listen to reason.No, they are killed because the cops are fucking racist