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(Twitchy)   A group of people want to make it illegal to say the person is black or white when a crime is committed. Hoodies still could be used   (twitchy.com) divider line 46
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925 clicks; posted to Politics » on 15 Jul 2013 at 1:39 PM (51 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-07-15 01:19:19 PM
It's confusing to Twitchy readers, who can't conceive of a criminal who isn't black.
 
2013-07-15 01:31:21 PM

BunkoSquad: It's confusing to Twitchy readers, who can't conceive of a criminal who isn't black.


Yep, cause not a one of them wanted charges pressed again Jon Corzine. And they all think Bundy and Dahmer were framed. And they all supported the Unibomber. And it wasn't Arabs who flew planes into the WTC, nope, it was black kids from the Bronx.
 
2013-07-15 01:43:18 PM
Someone is going to twist an ankle making jumps like that.
 
2013-07-15 01:45:01 PM
I have no idea, but he was wearing a Tupac t-shirt.

They already do this in Detroit.
 
2013-07-15 01:45:41 PM
It's amazing how much money can be made selling a 'conservative' version of something. I'm launching RealAmericaBook, a facebook page for conservatives.

Oh wait, I'm too late.
 
2013-07-15 01:47:03 PM
A group of people lived in a house together doing IT work.  Most of the men were castrated.  They all committed suicide in matching Nikes because they believed they would be picked up by a UFO traveling behind the Hale-Bopp comment.

I wouldn't worry too much about what a group of people thinks.
 
2013-07-15 01:50:20 PM
is twitchy the worst website in the world?
 
2013-07-15 01:51:20 PM
Yes because ignoring the basic process of elimination process will work so well.

/suspect is hatless
 
2013-07-15 01:52:16 PM

Jackson Herring: is twitchy the worst website in the world?


I still wonder what the right-wing obsession with Twitter is. I guess it's probably that it's attractive to people whose thoughts never reach 140 characters.
 
2013-07-15 01:53:29 PM
They never mention race when they report about a crime on local news.  You have no way of knowing the criminal's complexion until they show the artist's rendition.
 
2013-07-15 02:09:29 PM
Holy crap, I think that website makes Hot Air look unbiased.
 
2013-07-15 02:10:26 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: It's amazing how much money can be made selling a 'conservative' version of something. I'm launching RealAmericaBook, a facebook page for conservatives.

Oh wait, I'm too late.


Pfft. That's nothing. DId you know you could get your own EMAIL for just $40/year?
 
2013-07-15 02:12:39 PM

Muta: They never mention race when they report about a crime on local news.  You have no way of knowing the criminal's complexion until they show the artist's rendition.


Here in Phoenix, the fun part is reading the comments section of local crime reporting, so all the wingnuts can scream "Send him back to Mexico!!!" then the follow-up story shows an old white man.
 
2013-07-15 02:16:39 PM

theknuckler_33: antidisestablishmentarianism: It's amazing how much money can be made selling a 'conservative' version of something. I'm launching RealAmericaBook, a facebook page for conservatives.

Oh wait, I'm too late.

Pfft. That's nothing. DId you know you could get your own EMAIL for just $40/year?


Holy tinfoil hat crowd batman
 
2013-07-15 02:22:14 PM

Muta: They never mention race when they report about a crime on local news.  You have no way of knowing the criminal's complexion until they show the artist's rendition.


Here even the artist's rendition is always white.  You may notice what appear to be Hispanic or black features, but the skin itself is never shaded or darkened in any way.
 
2013-07-15 02:23:12 PM
Geeeezzz, next thing you know is that when a male Republican gets caught with a male prostitute, you can't say hes a Republican.

/Foxnews calls him a Democrat already(same thing with voter fraud) or just doesn't bother with what party he is from.
 
2013-07-15 02:23:22 PM
ZOMG A HOODIE!! THE PERSON WEARING IT MUST BE A CRIMINAL! THE COLOR EVEN SHOWS GANG AFFILIATION!!!!!
images.footballfanatics.com
 
2013-07-15 02:31:03 PM
The subject is hatless. I repeat hatless!

// Oblig
 
2013-07-15 03:31:04 PM
Sigh. They'll just use different words:

Urban
Rural
Ethnic
etc.

If people want to identify race, they'll find a way without saying any of the "real" race words.
 
2013-07-15 03:35:16 PM
FTA:

We must keep working tirelessly to end racial profiling & ensure that the application of the law is equitable, just & fair for everyone,

(except if it would disadvantage the people who vote for me).
 
2013-07-15 03:35:51 PM
As we know, the Left will use any unfortunate situation it can get its hands on to create more laws.

Yeah, those are the guys who want to peer into your bedroom and legislate whom you can poke with your dingus and where you can ploke them. That's the Left for ya...

We will pursue charges w/ the DOJ, continue to fight for removal of Stand Your Ground laws...

Doesn't removing a law mean LESS laws?

I don't understand Twitchy math, apparently.,
 
2013-07-15 03:48:28 PM

A Dark Evil Omen: Jackson Herring: is twitchy the worst website in the world?

I still wonder what the right-wing obsession with Twitter is. I guess it's probably that it's attractive to people whose thoughts never reach 140 characters.


I was talking about this the other day, I don't know how ANYBODY can make an insightful in-context post with a limit like that,. I REALLY don't know why politicians use it, they always end up with their foot in their mouths from something they tweeted...

I always say, it's very telling that the core of Twitter is "Twit".
 
2013-07-15 03:50:58 PM
This site is especially hilarious to me considering what a massive Conservative contingent already exists on Twitter.

/it IS fun to get drunk and log on and just refute them left right and center
//fun but pointless
 
2013-07-15 03:56:43 PM

Muta: They never mention race when they report about a crime on local news.  You have no way of knowing the criminal's complexion until they show the artist's rendition.


Strange, but in my area they mention witnesses describing the color of the skin of a criminal. Is it racist to say a "dark-skinned person?" Could be black... Could be Hispanic... Could be Arabic. Still narrows down the list of people wearing a white shirt and jeans.
 
2013-07-15 04:01:49 PM
Racial profiling isn't "you can't say what color a suspect is", dumbass.  It's "that black guy is going to rob me because all Attractive and Successfuls are criminals".
 
2013-07-15 04:08:18 PM

Yes please: Muta: They never mention race when they report about a crime on local news.  You have no way of knowing the criminal's complexion until they show the artist's rendition.

Here even the artist's rendition is always white.  You may notice what appear to be Hispanic or black features, but the skin itself is never shaded or darkened in any way.



So you're saying that white people are inherently criminals?
 
2013-07-15 04:10:31 PM
What about sexism? Maybe we shouldn't say if the suspect is male/female? Ageism - don't say how old. Body type - no weight, height. Hirsutism - no beard, bald, hair color. Speciesism - not animal, vegetable, mineral. Cover/cut/breakism - no paper, scissors, rock.
 
2013-07-15 04:24:16 PM

Geotpf: Racial profiling isn't "you can't say what color a suspect is", dumbass.  It's "that black guy is going to rob me because all Attractive and Successfuls are criminals".


According to what I read, saying the suspect is black is considered profiling blacks. True, there are many races that can be black, but black is the goto word to describe someone of dark skin.
 
2013-07-15 04:26:58 PM

felching pen: What about sexism? Maybe we shouldn't say if the suspect is male/female? Ageism - don't say how old. Body type - no weight, height. Hirsutism - no beard, bald, hair color. Speciesism - not animal, vegetable, mineral. Cover/cut/breakism - no paper, scissors, rock.



Twitchy is not a reliable source of information.  Nobody has made the proposal that they are railing against.

There is a substantive difference between "racial profiling" and "describing a suspect." The extreme right wing is, as always, lying.
 
2013-07-15 04:30:28 PM
It does suck to be a black guy wearing the wrong thing when a black criminal is loose.

The apb for a white guy is always something like "Suspect has blue eyes, a shaved head, and a scar on his nose."


For a black guy "Suspect is a black male wearing a white t-shirt and jeans."
 
2013-07-15 04:30:57 PM
People_are_Idiots:
According to what I read, saying the suspect is black is considered profiling blacks.


"Racial profiling" refers to the assumption that there is a causal connection between ancestry and criminal behavior.

Saying "the suspect is black" is not an example of racial profiling.  It is a simple description of a particular person.

Saying "black people are inherently criminal" is an example of racial profiling.  It is an assumption about an entire category of people.
 
2013-07-15 04:33:33 PM
We shall describe the various races using terms from Star wars

White = Twi'leck

Black = Barabel

Asian = Sullustan

Hispanic = Anzati
 
2013-07-15 04:46:04 PM
So, line-ups have to be multi racial?
 
2013-07-15 05:02:19 PM
I remember an Amber alert on my local NPR station that left me thinking "I only know the missing child is black because of the intersection nearest the abduction."

Skin - hair - gender - height - age. The beginnings of describing a person.
 
2013-07-15 05:07:35 PM

antidisestablishmentarianism: It's amazing how much money can be made selling a 'conservative' version of something. I'm launching RealAmericaBook, a facebook page for conservatives.

Oh wait, I'm too late.


WTF? " designed for conservatives who said they were tired of censorship and liberal bullying on Facebook."

swear to god folks i've known for years have turned into teatard zombies when i wasn't watching. the stuff posted is often pants on head retarded. and they DO NOT take kindly to being told they are wrong. especially when you provide links to reputable far left websites like ABC news.
 
2013-07-15 05:14:37 PM

theknuckler_33: DId you know you could get your own EMAIL for just $40/year?


it must be legit, it has his signature at the bottom.
 
2013-07-15 06:06:02 PM
So, is ni**er and h**ky OK?
 
2013-07-15 06:28:44 PM

Gergesa: We shall describe the various races using terms from Star wars

White = Twi'leck

Black = Barabel

Asian = Sullustan

Hispanic = Anzati


Native American = Bothan, because many Bothans died to give us this big ol' nation.
 
2013-07-15 06:32:04 PM

Jackson Herring: is twitchy the worst website in the world?


Perhaps, but I'll take this opportunity to suggest it be unlawful to publicly name suspects or defendants - only convicts.

Reference MAY DAY MAY DAY MAY DAY in Robert A Wilson's Thoughts
 
2013-07-15 06:39:21 PM

FloydA: People_are_Idiots:
According to what I read, saying the suspect is black is considered profiling blacks.


"Racial profiling" refers to the assumption that there is a causal connection between ancestry and criminal behavior.

Saying "the suspect is black" is not an example of racial profiling.  It is a simple description of a particular person.

Saying "black people are inherently criminal" is an example of racial profiling.  It is an assumption about an entire category of people.


I agree, but there are idiots that think that even describing a person as a color is racist. It is like saying a gun that has a foldable stock is a military rifle.
 
2013-07-15 07:03:04 PM

People_are_Idiots: FloydA: People_are_Idiots:
According to what I read, saying the suspect is black is considered profiling blacks.


"Racial profiling" refers to the assumption that there is a causal connection between ancestry and criminal behavior.

Saying "the suspect is black" is not an example of racial profiling.  It is a simple description of a particular person.

Saying "black people are inherently criminal" is an example of racial profiling.  It is an assumption about an entire category of people.

I agree, but there are idiots that think that even describing a person as a color is racist. It is like saying a gun that has a foldable stock is a military rifle.



The only people who make that claim are people like Michelle Malkin.  They don't actually believe it themselves, but they falsely accuse their political opponents of believing in, in order to stir up outrage among the party faithful.   Nobody actually thinks that describing an individual is "racial profiling,"  and nobody thinks that describing someone's ancestry is "racist."  That's just silly.

As a general rule, don't trust what political pundits tell you about their opponents' beliefs; it is almost never accurate information.
 
2013-07-15 08:30:35 PM
Even the Twitchy author knows there's a difference between banning racial profiling and banning police from saying a person's race, subby.

/I know, welcome to Fark
 
2013-07-15 11:37:05 PM
In The Marines, we called guys dark green or light green.  It was dumb.

But then again, I was in The Marines.  They said I would get my brains back when I got out...
 
2013-07-16 12:55:57 AM

FloydA: People_are_Idiots: FloydA: People_are_Idiots:
According to what I read, saying the suspect is black is considered profiling blacks.


"Racial profiling" refers to the assumption that there is a causal connection between ancestry and criminal behavior.

Saying "the suspect is black" is not an example of racial profiling.  It is a simple description of a particular person.

Saying "black people are inherently criminal" is an example of racial profiling.  It is an assumption about an entire category of people.

I agree, but there are idiots that think that even describing a person as a color is racist. It is like saying a gun that has a foldable stock is a military rifle.


The only people who make that claim are people like Michelle Malkin.  They don't actually believe it themselves, but they falsely accuse their political opponents of believing in, in order to stir up outrage among the party faithful.   Nobody actually thinks that describing an individual is "racial profiling,"  and nobody thinks that describing someone's ancestry is "racist."  That's just silly.

As a general rule, don't trust what political pundits tell you about their opponents' beliefs; it is almost never accurate information.


I don't. I tend to not listen to news channels, or read newpapers. I have, however, heard people talk about the latest crimes, and guess what? If it's a black person mentioned, a number of them will jump up in defense. Even Hispanics aren't that quick to jump the gun before the evidence is in. That is at my workplace.

That being said, I also know a lot of people who don't care, and prefer to go about their lives, no matter their race. I respect and listen to them all, but I tend to favor "colorblind" people.

/just glad some at my work are in the minority.
 
2013-07-16 08:48:25 AM

Yes please: Muta: They never mention race when they report about a crime on local news.  You have no way of knowing the criminal's complexion until they show the artist's rendition.

Here even the artist's rendition is always white.  You may notice what appear to be Hispanic or black features, but the skin itself is never shaded or darkened in any way.


There was a guy arrested for some pretty nasty shiat years ago, and the one newspaper published a photo of him that looked black. The other newspaper, much more liberal, played with the color balance and sat levels until he looked white.
 
2013-07-16 10:59:24 AM
People_are_Idiots:

I don't. I tend to not listen to news channels, or read newpapers. I have, however, heard people talk about the latest crimes, and guess what? If it's a black person mentioned, a number of them will jump up in defense. Even Hispanics aren't that quick to jump the gun before the evidence is in. That is at my workplace.

That's certainly the case, but that is not what the term "racial profiling" means.   "Racial profiling" refers to the assumption that one can distinguish criminals on the basis of skin color, rather than on the basis of their actions.
 
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