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2013-08-04 02:27:52 AM  
Interesting egalitarian culture we're building where threads about violent crime become threads about race.  Do you suppose either side of that inconvenient little game of hot potato will ever cut the malarkey?
 
2013-08-04 02:40:07 AM  

Bob Falfa: KrispyKritter: Bob Falfa: City Motto:
Oakland: At least we're not Newark.

only the best comedians tell NJ jokes. it's very original.

Let me guess, you're in NJ?
From your profile: Live in the NY tri-state area

This is what people from NJ say because they're embarrassed to admit they live in New Jersey. Same way people who live in Oakland say "I live in the San Francisco Bay area"


I live in Oakland, and I tell people I live in Oakland.  I know this is the internet, and Fark in particular, but jesus, this thread is full of some crazyass racism.

There is one thing almost all Oaklanders have in common - we want to change the bad parts, and we will fiercely defend the parts of Oakland we love.
 
2013-08-04 02:47:56 AM  
Any time, for whatever reason, portion of any culture starts to think they're entitled to make sh*t worse instead of better, that culture eats a bowl of wang.  If you don't think so, look at Wall St.  We all have our little subcultures that adhere to their own little canons of bad ideas and hypocrisies.  And the people who move money around billions at a time are their biggest cheerleaders.
 
2013-08-04 02:56:37 AM  

frithperson: Bob Falfa: KrispyKritter: Bob Falfa: City Motto:
Oakland: At least we're not Newark.

only the best comedians tell NJ jokes. it's very original.

Let me guess, you're in NJ?
From your profile: Live in the NY tri-state area

This is what people from NJ say because they're embarrassed to admit they live in New Jersey. Same way people who live in Oakland say "I live in the San Francisco Bay area"

I live in Oakland, and I tell people I live in Oakland.  I know this is the internet, and Fark in particular, but jesus, this thread is full of some crazyass racism.

There is one thing almost all Oaklanders have in common - we want to change the bad parts, and we will fiercely defend the parts of Oakland we love.


Amen, neighbor.
 
2013-08-04 02:59:24 AM  

100 Watt Walrus: Bob Falfa: Same way people who live in Oakland say "I live in the San Francisco Bay area"

No we don't.


I live in Martinez. Oaklanders and San Franciscans I've mentioned this to say, "where?"
 
2013-08-04 03:20:40 AM  
Let me try and elucidate my point regarding the racial aspect of this thread.

Assuming honest black people are criminals because most violent crimes are committed by black people is like assuming poor white people are oppressive jerks because most rich people are white.

The endless post-it notes of opprobrium we like to stick on each other's stereotypes falls flat on it's ass for two reasons.

They're largely inaccurate and, and this is important, they don't change the actions or motivations of the those who deserve to wear them.  Calling out a given cultural subset's failings only exacerbates the static between the people calling shenanigans and the shenanigan pullers and doesn't give the group pulling the shenanigans any reason to change their behavior.  Education is often about making people step back from their decisions as group or an individual and say "So, is this sh*t working, so far?"  My guess is "stealin'; sh*t with a gun" has had a limited ROI and a seriously piss poor retirement program.  Runteldat.
 
2013-08-04 03:29:04 AM  

ThighsofGlory: 100 Watt Walrus: Bob Falfa: Same way people who live in Oakland say "I live in the San Francisco Bay area"

No we don't.

I live in Martinez. Oaklanders and San Franciscans I've mentioned this to say, "where?"


I'm not entirely clear what your point is, but it's not surprising that people from a metro area of 100+ cities and towns don't know the names and locations of all of them, especially a smaller one (35k) on the outskirts of the population center.
 
2013-08-04 03:37:10 AM  

100 Watt Walrus: ThighsofGlory: 100 Watt Walrus: Bob Falfa: Same way people who live in Oakland say "I live in the San Francisco Bay area"

No we don't.

I live in Martinez. Oaklanders and San Franciscans I've mentioned this to say, "where?"

I'm not entirely clear what your point is, but it's not surprising that people from a metro area of 100+ cities and towns don't know the names and locations of all of them, especially a smaller one (35k) on the outskirts of the population center.


It's a county seat, like Oakland or SF, twat.
 
2013-08-04 03:50:39 AM  

Jizz Master Zero: muck4doo: Bob Falfa: City Motto:
Oakland: At least we're not Newark Hayward.

Fixed

No, no, you're both right. Also, Fremont, Union City, Castro Valley, San Leandro and Richmond.


The only one you got right on that list was richmond. The rest are random suburbs with lower poverty and crime than oakland.
 
2013-08-04 04:06:17 AM  

100 Watt Walrus: meyerkev: b) By Silicon Valley standards, lots of mexicans IS ghetto.  There's just not enough land area to justify having abandoned burned-out lots like they do back in the midwest.  So instead you end up with some sketchy maintenance and LOTS of poor mexicans and that becomes "ghetto" (and then there's EPA, which is dangerous as all fark once you get past Ikea.  How has that area not gentrified yet?).

It's unincorporated, so no city services. That's how it became so bad in the first place.


What? Epa is a city. It's been incorporated since the early 80s.
 
2013-08-04 04:26:14 AM  

ThighsofGlory: 100 Watt Walrus: ThighsofGlory: 100 Watt Walrus: Bob Falfa: Same way people who live in Oakland say "I live in the San Francisco Bay area"

No we don't.

I live in Martinez. Oaklanders and San Franciscans I've mentioned this to say, "where?"

I'm not entirely clear what your point is, but it's not surprising that people from a metro area of 100+ cities and towns don't know the names and locations of all of them, especially a smaller one (35k) on the outskirts of the population center.

It's a county seat, like Oakland or SF, twat.


What does that even mean? Sf is a county of one city...

No one has heard of martinez because there is no reason to care. Nothing happens there.
 
2013-08-04 04:30:37 AM  

Mattyb710: So the security guard was there to do what exactly?


Depends on how the laws are for private security there. Here in St. Louis a Security Officer can only perform functions and have police powers while on an assigned property. To protect people wherever they go, ie use force deadly or otherwise, you have to be a bodyguard. A Security Officer's license does not allow them to do bodyguard work with that license. You need a separate bodyguard license.

It looks like to me the Security Officer was probably unarmed and wouldn't have been able to do anything legally if he was armed anyway since he wasn't on a defined property. He was there for the illusion of security.

Unarmed security officers are much cheaper than trained bodyguards.
 
2013-08-04 04:36:41 AM  
Who actually say "San Francisco Bay Area" anyway? It's the Bay Area.
 
2013-08-04 04:41:11 AM  

theflatline: Runs_With_Scissors_: rhiannon: Runs_With_Scissors_: The Occupy stuff was the icing on the cake.

Oh I've meaning to ask, what happened to those folks anyway? Did they get jobs or something? I don't hear about them anymore.

I have no idea. I left the San Francisco a year ago.

I will tell you this, and it is the absolute truth:  I was instructed not to do Occupy stories, that it was giving them attention. I also worked with a 27 year-old assignment editor who found protests 'boring', regardless the cause. She also continually confused the Viet Nam and Korean wars.

Stories.... Do I have stories.

I worked for a company out of San Francisco and I had to fly out and live there for a week out of every month.

It is the least liberal place I have ever been to, all the equality talk was lip service.  The people who were really cool were native Californians, not the people who moved there from a fly over state to reinvent themselves.

I dated a vietnamese girl from Oakland and I really never had any problem there.  It can be a little hairy, but then again I lived in Colombia during Escobar times.  She said I did not have to worry about being in Oakland because you could hear the "soul" in my voice.

However, in San Francisco proper I was insulted by white folk because of my southern accent and when I spoke spanish I was told "you are pretty white looking for a mexican".


That was my experience as well. I don't have a southern accent; I grew up in Ohio. (And I'm half white.) But as soon as they found out I was traveling from North Carolina they started treating me as if I was some star-struck teenage dropout.

"This must all be a lot of culture shock to you!"

Uh, no. It's like any other large city I've worked in, except that nobody from any of the other cities looked down on me with a lazily masked sense of superiority. It would not surprise me at all if the most irritating people I met there had never been outside of the bay area except to travel abroad.

The most consistently friendly people in SF were the immigrants and the tourists.
 
2013-08-04 05:19:37 AM  

bunner: Assuming honest black people are criminals because most violent crimes are committed by black people is like assuming poor white people are oppressive jerks because most rich people are white.


I wouldn't have to "assume" jack shiat if the news organizations would report the facts.
 
2013-08-04 07:41:31 AM  
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The attackers were described as three dark white hispanic males.
 
2013-08-04 08:15:34 AM  

Thai_Mai_Xhu: WTF?
I thought they only liked to steal stuff they could sell.
This crap is like buying tickets to the joint.


Some thieves act on impulse, without considering whether or not they can actually sell the items they steal.
'
 
2013-08-04 08:21:48 AM  

100 Watt Walrus: Bit'O'Gristle: Officials say three men accosted the KGO-TV crew around 2:30 p.m. Friday in West Oakland. At least one had a gun.

/sighs, another example of hiding the race of the suspects. They seem to have no problem saying "white males, hispanic males, " but if they were black, they wont give a suspect description at all. Don't hate, you have seen it just as much as i have.

Why are people like you so obsessed with race? There wasn't  any description of the suspects  at all. If TFA  describedthe suspects and left out race, you'd have a point. But what you have here is nothing but a red flag that you're obsessed with race.


But of course to the Fark race apologists, he wasn't race baiting. They'll throw that term out at people like you who dare to point out what he was doing.
 
2013-08-04 08:24:59 AM  

KimNorth: 100 Watt Walrus: Bit'O'Gristle: Officials say three men accosted the KGO-TV crew around 2:30 p.m. Friday in West Oakland. At least one had a gun.

/sighs, another example of hiding the race of the suspects. They seem to have no problem saying "white males, hispanic males, " but if they were black, they wont give a suspect description at all. Don't hate, you have seen it just as much as i have.

Why are people like you so obsessed with race? There wasn't  any description of the suspects  at all. If TFA  describedthe suspects and left out race, you'd have a point. But what you have here is nothing but a red flag that you're obsessed with race.

I think that was his point...the media and other-is obsessed with race until it's "that one". It is a bit weird.


Bullshait he was race baiting.
 
2013-08-04 08:28:39 AM  

rkiller1: 100 Watt Walrus: KimNorth: 100 Watt Walrus: Bit'O'Gristle: Officials say three men accosted the KGO-TV crew around 2:30 p.m. Friday in West Oakland. At least one had a gun.

/sighs, another example of hiding the race of the suspects. They seem to have no problem saying "white males, hispanic males, " but if they were black, they wont give a suspect description at all. Don't hate, you have seen it just as much as i have.

Why are people like you so obsessed with race? There wasn't  any description of the suspects  at all. If TFA  describedthe suspects and left out race, you'd have a point. But what you have here is nothing but a red flag that you're obsessed with race.

I think that was his point...the media and other-is obsessed with race until it's "that one". It is a bit weird.

Well if that's his point, he should make the point when it's relevant - when there's a description that might otherwise include race but does not. If he  has a valid point, it's not valid here. This was just an opportunity for a thinly-disgused "those darn darkies" comment.

"Remember folks if you point out instances of bigotry/racism/homophobia YOU are the one with the problem. Them's the new debate rules."


True, you get accused of race baiting, not the person who made the original comment.
 
2013-08-04 08:44:29 AM  
Looking at the post before my first in this thread, damn good timing on my part.
 
2013-08-04 09:37:22 AM  

meyerkev: 100 Watt Walrus: Bob Falfa: 100 Watt Walrus: Bob Falfa: Same way people who live in Oakland say "I live in the San Francisco Bay area"

No we don't.

In my experience, most do.

If you're overseas and somebody asks you where you live, do you immediately answer "Oakland"? Or do you start with "California", then "San Francisco Bay area", then "Oakland"?

Sure, if you're overseas. SF is known world-wide. Oakland is not.

Heck, I'm from the Detroit burbs and when someone outside of Michigan asked where I was from, I'd say Detroit.  And let's face it, that's not a place where you want to be from.


No, Detroit's precisely a place you'd want to be "from".
 
2013-08-04 10:24:05 AM  
When did fark become such a haven for racists?
 
2013-08-04 10:37:25 AM  

Runs_With_Scissors_: Vector R:

I fancy myself pretty good at this, and yet here's the best I can give you:

Slightly more detailed article, complete with pictures of robbed camera people: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/KGO-TV-crew-robbed-in-Oakland-4 7 04823.php

NY times articles about the rash of Oakland news crew robberies over the past few months: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/04/business/media/photojournalists-in- o akland-face-epidemic-of-camera-robberies.html?pagewanted=all

The latter article even had this gem: ""We're not going to go door to door anymore," said a television reporter who spoke on the condition of anonymity because his station would not authorize him to speak publ ...

So, the answer is a firm no. No, you can't find anywhere that indicates the race of the robbers. Glad we settled that. I notice you didn't cite anywhere on the Oakland Police Department has a press release with the details. But, go ahead and keep farking that chicken.


News organizations admit to it, too: http://www.examiner.com/article/should-race-play-a-role-how-the-media - reports-crime

Oh farking really? ONE guy with a blog is not 'News Organizations' admitting anything.

Let's look at his his biography, shall we?

Kyle is a Conservative activist in South Carolina. He co-organized the 2006 Greenville, SC rally against the Lindsey Graham/Ted Kennedy sponsored amnesty bill. More than 1,000 people attended. The event helped launch the SC Tea Party movement. He has organized numerous other conservative protests and events as well.

Ahhh... A tea partier with an axe to grind. Why didn't you say so?

Let's look at the first paragraph of FTFA and deconstruct it, shall we?

Ever notice that the media is pushing a political agenda? Certain minor events are reported endlessly while some major events are ignored. It all depends on the political agenda of the news outlet. It is no secret that the agenda is usually a left-wing one.

Yes, yes. News Corp that well known liberal media owned by socialist Rupert Murdock.

We're done here. You can go sit in the corner, too. The adults are still talking.


The libtards are strong in this comments section.

If a station wagon careened out of control into a farmers market or bank, how old would you assume the driver to be? If some homeless man was getting his face eaten off, what state would you assume it took place? If a teacher is having sex with multiple students, what sex would you assume the teacher was?

::close your eyes::

A news crew gets robbed in Oakland. What race are the robbers most likely to be?

Now, the fact that the news article did NOT report the suspects descriptions means they are withholding information about the crime.

Why withhold information about the crime? Surely the news crew would like thier camera back, right?

The only answer is it could cost them a certain type of viewers and disturb thier leftist agenda about minimizing certain crime statistics.

And Murdock doesn't control the political views/agenda of ALL his news teams and tv shows, especially something like COPS, which has been on the air for 25 years. You really think he's sitting there and viewing each show screaming 'more black crime, Langley!!!'.

White guilt. That's what you feel. And the black community won't do anything to stop the abundance of black crime in this country because you keep telling them its not thier fault.

But please, keep telling us that it *could* have been a white gang of youths. In Oakland. Robbing a local news crew that didn't 'feel' like reporting the race of the robbers.

The real bigots are you.
 
2013-08-04 10:39:54 AM  

Vector R: Runs_With_Scissors_: Vector R:
Uh, mind a link to that? A search for "Oakland police department press release news crew robberies" turned up a shiatload of other robberies in Oakland, but not that one, or the others.

Also, while I'm certainly not a Tea Party fan, you don't expect to find information like that wide out in the open on mainstream media, do you? He lists quotes and sources, and while I may not like the mouthpiece, it doesn't make the words that come out of it necessarily false.


A cite for what? That he's a Tea Partier with an agenda? Click his name at the top of the article you link to, and poof! There's his biography.

No - He does not cite anyone. No one. All his links go back to the blog he writes for. Seriously, it's a feedback loop.

Or, wait? Did you want me to cite News Corps stats like it's the largest news organization in the world 92nd largest media conglomerate) in the world - owned by Rupert Farking Murdock.

That poor, poor chicken.

No, I'd like a link to the Oakland PD press release you mentioned. I thoroughly searched their site, and did not find one. Their archives start in March, and searching the other links on there provides nothing.

...Did you even read the article? No "anon" sources here:

John Langley, creator and producer of the TV show COPS bragged to conservative columnist Ben Shapiro that he censors black crime.

Tom Kent, deputy managing editor for standards and production at The Associated Press recently admitted that the AP censors black crime.

Last June Chicago Tribune senior vice president and editor Gerould Kern admitted the newspaper censors black crime in a rather nasty response to his critics.
Kern stated, "we guard against subjecting an entire group of people to suspicion because of the color of their skin."
His admission of guilt came after a series of brutal racially motivated mob attacks against white people in Chicago. The Chicago Tribune censored the race of the perpetrators and concealed the nature of the attacks.

Aaaaand my personal favorite:
Philip Corbett, associate managing editor of the New York Times recently confessed to censoring black crime.
Last March, 18 black males aged 16-27 were arrested for allegedly gang raping an 11 year old Mexican girl in Cleveland, Texas. The radical New Black Panther Party actually held a rally at an all black church demanding the release of the perpetrators. Over one hundred local blacks attended the rally.
The New York Times ran an article that critics say blamed the victim and her family. It also expressed shock that members of the public were supported the accused perps.
However the Times completely censored the fact that the perpetrators are black. The newspapers also portrayed those who were supporting the perps as "Texans."
There was a backlash against the New York Times for their insulting coverage.
The New York Times published a follow-up admitting their first piece "lacked balance."
Philip Corbett, however, defending censoring the race of the perpetrators. He said that mentioning the race of a crime perpetrator does "not really providing any useful information and it could be sort of boiler plate."

 That last two lines are laughable. "Well, we're just going to say that young males did a crime. Everyone be on the lookout for young males!"

Here's a link to another, more detailed story on the camera robberies as well: http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Guards-sought-for-news-crews-in-O a kland-4035104.php


Exactly.
 
2013-08-04 10:51:47 AM  

Runs_With_Scissors_: Vector R:

...Did you even read the article? No "anon" sources here:


Yes, yes I did. I also didn't find one credible link or cite.

John Langley, creator and producer of the TV show COPS bragged to conservative columnist Ben Shapiro that he censors black crime.

Wait. You're citing COPS as a news source?  We should really just stop here.

Tom Kent, deputy managing editor for standards and production at The Associated Press recently admitted that the AP censors black crime.

I need a quote, a link or a written statement saying just that. You can't simply say someone said something - journalists prove it with a quote or a link to a written statement. Then again, he's not a journalist.

Last June Chicago Tribune senior vice president and editor Gerould Kern admitted the newspaper censors black crime in a rather nasty response to his critics. Kern stated, "we guard against subjecting an entire group of people to suspicion because of the color of their skin."

Oh, the horror of treating all the people you write about the same!!! The horror!

Philip Corbett, associate managing editor of the New York Times recently confessed to censoring black crime.

Cite, please. As in a quote, a link or a written statement saying just that. You can't just keep citing an opinion blog that keeps citing itself..

Do run a google on his assertion, "The LA Times issued an official online statement admitting that it was standard practice in the newspaper industry to censor of the race of minority crime perpetrators." The first hit that comes up is his opinion blog. The second hit is Stormfront. The 6th hit is David Duke's site. They all cite his blog. He links and cites no-one.

Here's a link to another, more detailed story on the camera robberies as well: http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Guards-sought-for-news-crews-in-O a kland-4035104.php

But, still no information from the PIO at OPD? No? OK, then.

In short: You've got nothing, son. Go to bed.

/COPS
//as a news source
///really?


COPs is a reality show. Is this really that hard to comprehend?

Those are not actors. They are real people. And just like the leftist dominated news, it can be skewed to push your libtards agenda. And from the evidence, it most likely is skewed.

Don't believe me, listen to the producer yourself: http://youtu.be/6tLc16_xXlM
 
2013-08-04 11:10:43 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: bunner: Assuming honest black people are criminals because most violent crimes are committed by black people is like assuming poor white people are oppressive jerks because most rich people are white.

I wouldn't have to "assume" jack shiat if the news organizations would report the facts.


Exactly.
 
2013-08-04 11:11:39 AM  
What's up with their security? Sleeping?
 
2013-08-04 11:14:42 AM  

Man On Pink Corner: bunner: Assuming honest black people are criminals because most violent crimes are committed by black people is like assuming poor white people are oppressive jerks because most rich people are white.

I wouldn't have to "assume" jack shiat if the news organizations would report the facts.


The fact that they didn't report a description of the robbers is far, far more telling then the story.
 
2013-08-04 12:21:50 PM  
Loose_Cannon:Those are not actors. They are real people. And just like the leftist dominated news, it can beskewed to push your libtards agenda. And from the evidence, it most likely is skewed.

Don't believe me, listen to the producer yourself: http://youtu.be/6tLc16_xXlM


That's one quote, carefully picked by someone selling a book.

COPS was one of the biggest media forces supporting the War on Drugs, clearly a libtard agenda.  Also, mostly filmed in Republican/Conservative areas.  Would those Officers have volunteered to be on a libtard show?  It's "filmed by the men and women of law enforcement," isn't it?
 
2013-08-04 12:34:34 PM  
Why would it not surprise me if this turned out to be a media created incident just to make news that they can then twist to meet a agenda.
 
2013-08-04 12:41:53 PM  

fnordfocus: Loose_Cannon:Those are not actors. They are real people. And just like the leftist dominated news, it can beskewed to push your libtards agenda. And from the evidence, it most likely is skewed.

Don't believe me, listen to the producer yourself: http://youtu.be/6tLc16_xXlM

That's one quote, carefully picked by someone selling a book.

COPS was one of the biggest media forces supporting the War on Drugs, clearly a libtard agenda.  Also, mostly filmed in Republican/Conservative areas.  Would those Officers have volunteered to be on a libtard show?  It's "filmed by the men and women of law enforcement," isn't it?


Just so I get this right; you can't believe the producers own words because they might be cherry-picked, and it has police officers involved.

In other words, the producers words were edited for an agenda, but the show couldn't be.

Wow. Just wow.
 
2013-08-04 01:04:04 PM  

fnordfocus: Loose_Cannon:Those are not actors. They are real people. And just like the leftist dominated news, it can beskewed to push your libtards agenda. And from the evidence, it most likely is skewed.

Don't believe me, listen to the producer yourself: http://youtu.be/6tLc16_xXlM

That's one quote, carefully picked by someone selling a book.

COPS was one of the biggest media forces supporting the War on Drugs, clearly a libtard agenda.  Also, mostly filmed in Republican/Conservative areas.  Would those Officers have volunteered to be on a libtard show?  It's "filmed by the men and women of law enforcement," isn't it?


Actually, a majority of the shows are filmed in LA, Las Vegas, Palm Beach Fla, and Albuquerque, hardly conservative strongholds.

http://copsonfox.vacau.com/locations. html

Just another lie that leftists throw out to confuse casual readers.
 
2013-08-04 01:11:55 PM  

asdrabael: Where could they even hock professional news gear? Will a seedy pawn shop even take it because where are they going to unload it? Is there some underworld market for news gear thats only known in the industry?


The answer is "porn film makers." Broadcast-quality video gear is significantly more high-tech and expensive than even the best consumer-grade stuff.

/Seriously, when I did tv news back in the 80s and 90s (pre-internet pay-for-porn days), that was the group most likely to buy your stolen tv gear. And the group most likely to know how to actually operate it.
 
2013-08-04 01:46:55 PM  

WordyGrrl: asdrabael: Where could they even hock professional news gear? Will a seedy pawn shop even take it because where are they going to unload it? Is there some underworld market for news gear thats only known in the industry?

The answer is "porn film makers." Broadcast-quality video gear is significantly more high-tech and expensive than even the best consumer-grade stuff.

/Seriously, when I did tv news back in the 80s and 90s (pre-internet pay-for-porn days), that was the group most likely to buy your stolen tv gear. And the group most likely to know how to actually operate it.


We have a WINNER!
 
2013-08-04 01:59:02 PM  

Loose_Cannon: Just so I get this right; you can't believe the producers own words because they might be cherry-picked, and it has police officers involved.


Conservatives eat their own.  That's one quote, probably John Langley joking about he's pulling one over on the Dumbocrats.  He's a producer hand-picked by Rupert Murdoch, making a show whose original purpose to shore up the war on drugs.

Perhaps Vegas voted for Obama, but every single one of the cities you mention has a Republican Sheriff, except for Palm Beach County where the Sheriff might call himself a Democrat but campaigned for Governor Scott.  Do you really thing these Republicans are conspiring to make a pro-libtard show?
 
2013-08-04 02:06:34 PM  

fnordfocus: Loose_Cannon: Just so I get this right; you can't believe the producers own words because they might be cherry-picked, and it has police officers involved.

Conservatives eat their own.  That's one quote, probably John Langley joking about he's pulling one over on the Dumbocrats.  He's a producer hand-picked by Rupert Murdoch, making a show whose original purpose to shore up the war on drugs.

Perhaps Vegas voted for Obama, but every single one of the cities you mention has a Republican Sheriff, except for Palm Beach County where the Sheriff might call himself a Democrat but campaigned for Governor Scott.  Do you really thing these Republicans are conspiring to make a pro-libtard show?


Well no one said that liberals in power were dumb. You know the saying if you want a job done right..... "every single one of the cities you mention has a Republican Sheriff "
 
2013-08-04 02:23:16 PM  

fnordfocus: Loose_Cannon: Just so I get this right; you can't believe the producers own words because they might be cherry-picked, and it has police officers involved.

Conservatives eat their own.  That's one quote, probably John Langley joking about he's pulling one over on the Dumbocrats.  He's a producer hand-picked by Rupert Murdoch, making a show whose original purpose to shore up the war on drugs.

Perhaps Vegas voted for Obama, but every single one of the cities you mention has a Republican Sheriff, except for Palm Beach County where the Sheriff might call himself a Democrat but campaigned for Governor Scott.  Do you really thing these Republicans are conspiring to make a pro-libtard show?


Didn't any one ever tell you not to go full retard?

First, to correct your earlier mistake, it's "filmed on location *with* the men and women of law enforcement" not *by*. These sheriffs have *Zero* influence on how the show is edited.

And second, the derp is strong in you if you think a Hollywood producer wouldn't slant a TV show to reflect his personal political bias. It happens every. Single. Day.
 
2013-08-04 03:24:40 PM  

ThighsofGlory: 100 Watt Walrus: ThighsofGlory: 100 Watt Walrus: Bob Falfa: Same way people who live in Oakland say "I live in the San Francisco Bay area"

No we don't.

I live in Martinez. Oaklanders and San Franciscans I've mentioned this to say, "where?"

I'm not entirely clear what your point is, but it's not surprising that people from a metro area of 100+ cities and towns don't know the names and locations of all of them, especially a smaller one (35k) on the outskirts of the population center.

It's a county seat, like Oakland or SF, twat.


I had a bad feeling that you would have your feelings hurt by this post. Yes, it's a county seat. What does that have to do with whether or not people will know where it is? Do you know the county seat of San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Yolo or Merced?
 
2013-08-04 03:28:46 PM  

Loose_Cannon: A news crew gets robbed in Oakland. What race are the robbers most likely to be?


OK, now pay close attention to this because it's the whole problem with your point of view:

WHY DOES IT MATTER?
 
2013-08-04 03:31:52 PM  
Also, you pretty much lose your argument right here:

Loose_Cannon: The libtards are strong in this comments section.


Anyone using the term "libtard" is someone without the capability for rational, reasoned argument. Just a sad, angry, impotent little man.
 
2013-08-04 04:16:27 PM  

Runs_With_Scissors_: Vector R:

...Did you even read the article? No "anon" sources here:


Yes, yes I did. I also didn't find one credible link or cite.

John Langley, creator and producer of the TV show COPS bragged to conservative columnist Ben Shapiro that he censors black crime.

Wait. You're citing COPS as a news source?  We should really just stop here.

Tom Kent, deputy managing editor for standards and production at The Associated Press recently admitted that the AP censors black crime.

I need a quote, a link or a written statement saying just that. You can't simply say someone said something - journalists prove it with a quote or a link to a written statement. Then again, he's not a journalist.

Last June Chicago Tribune senior vice president and editor Gerould Kern admitted the newspaper censors black crime in a rather nasty response to his critics. Kern stated, "we guard against subjecting an entire group of people to suspicion because of the color of their skin."

Oh, the horror of treating all the people you write about the same!!! The horror!

Philip Corbett, associate managing editor of the New York Times recently confessed to censoring black crime.

Cite, please. As in a quote, a link or a written statement saying just that. You can't just keep citing an opinion blog that keeps citing itself..

Do run a google on his assertion, "The LA Times issued an official online statement admitting that it was standard practice in the newspaper industry to censor of the race of minority crime perpetrators." The first hit that comes up is his opinion blog. The second hit is Stormfront. The 6th hit is David Duke's site. They all cite his blog. He links and cites no-one.

Here's a link to another, more detailed story on the camera robberies as well: http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Guards-sought-for-news-crews-in-O a kland-4035104.php

But, still no information from the PIO at OPD? No? OK, then.

In short: You've got nothing, son. Go to bed.

/COPS
//as a news source
///really?


You still haven't linked that Oakland PD press release. Does it not exist? You said it did.

Loose_Cannon, my favorite human of the week, did an excellent job of continuing the thread after I went to bed (Thank you, Loose_Cannon!), though there are still links to be posted and words to rebutt.

Finding Tom Kent's words is proving difficult - I'm sure they exist, but I've run into a lot of dead-end pages. Perhaps the AP didn't like it and had it removed from their own site? On the bright side, there's plenty more:

Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/chapman/chi-race-and-the-f l ash-mob-attacks-20110608,0,1883170.story

Kern's opinion peice on race containing the quote: http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2011-06-10/news/chi-when-race-is-m e ntioned-in-the-chicago-tribune-20110610_1_racial-descriptions-race-cov erage

Bunch o' links in this one, going to the Times and elsewhere (thanks for making me use up my free article limit for the month to that site, too): http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/top-stories/125656/new-york-times- f ollow-up-on-cleveland-texas-rape-story-corrects-repeats-original-mista kes/

NY Times opinion piece on reporting race and other identifying factors: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/13/opinion/12pubed.html?ref=thepublice d itor&_r=0


Also of interest, it's not cool to talk about Quran burnings in the U.S.: http://www.poynter.org/latest-news/mediawire/105502/the-ap-will-not-d i stribute-images-or-audio-that-specifically-show-qurans-being-burned/

But it's A-OK to show our flags being burned overseas by Muslim radicals: http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2009-03-20-iraq-flag-b u rning_N.htm

Man On Pink Corner: bunner: Assuming honest black people are criminals because most violent crimes are committed by black people is like assuming poor white people are oppressive jerks because most rich people are white.

I wouldn't have to "assume" jack shiat if the news organizations would report the facts.


THIS. There is scum of every color. However, we need to turn on the kitchen light to expose the roaches, not demand that it stay turned off so no one can see them and pretend they don't exist.
 
2013-08-04 04:34:24 PM  

Vector R: There is scum of every color. However, we need to turn on the kitchen light to expose the roaches, not demand that it stay turned off so no one can see them and pretend they don't exist.


Without a description of the perps that could help the public identify them, what does the color of their skin matter?

And if you're claiming that identifying descriptions of perps are given less often that identifying descriptions of other perps, show some data to back that up. What percentage of black perps are never described to the public vs. what percentage of white perps? And even if it's true, are there other reasons? Victims afraid of identifying the perps, or people who don't want to snitch, or a propensity for white victims to remember primarily that "it was a black guy" and few other details?

Your own obsession with race is primary factor here. What use is a description if said description isn't enough to be useful? What will you, or anyone, DO with only the information that a criminal is black?
 
2013-08-04 07:21:35 PM  
Today I learned that Republicans believe that only black people are capable of violent crime.
 
2013-08-04 07:29:26 PM  
Conservatives have gone full racist, at least they aren't hiding it anymore, we can more easily identify the morans now.
 
2013-08-04 07:49:34 PM  

TheJoe03: Conservatives have gone full racist, at least they aren't hiding it anymore, we can more easily identify the morans now.


Hiding it is actually a recent phenomenon.  For most of American history, they've been fearless about expressing their racism, but some time after the Civil Rights Act passed, the conservatives realized that they needed to hide their racism behind dog-whistles (e.g. "urban", "poor") in order to appear sensible to non-conservatives.  However, with the rise of the Tea Party, any attempt to conceal one's racist beliefs is seen as idealogical impurity, and is considered an unforgivable sin.
 
2013-08-04 08:10:14 PM  

anfrind: Today I learned that Republicans believe that only black people are capable of violent crime.


Then you learned nothing????
 
2013-08-04 08:13:43 PM  

TheJoe03: Conservatives have gone full racist, at least they aren't hiding it anymore, we can more easily identify the morans now.


I'll just leave this here "moron."
 
2013-08-04 08:29:00 PM  

KimNorth: I'll just leave this here "moron."


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//the funny thing is that you thought you were being smart
 
2013-08-04 08:29:13 PM  

KimNorth: anfrind: Today I learned that Republicans believe that only black people are capable of violent crime.

Then you learned nothing????


Deny all you want, but the truth is plain for the world to see.
 
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