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(Washington Free Beacon)   For some completely mysterious reason, Minneapolis Police not stopping as many people as they once did   (freebeacon.com) divider line
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1187 clicks; posted to Politics » on 14 Jul 2020 at 8:33 PM (10 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2020-07-14 8:36:59 PM  
18 votes:
"Oh, you think we're doing a bad job? Then we're going to do an even worse job. That will stop the idea that you're wasting money by paying us."
 
2020-07-14 8:39:38 PM  
13 votes:
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WTF is this?  *dying*
 
2020-07-14 8:36:57 PM  
12 votes:
Maybe they're sad because people stopped liking violent thugs in uniform.

Americans are so fickle.
 
2020-07-14 8:46:55 PM  
7 votes:
Do you know why I didn't stop you?
 
2020-07-14 9:41:19 PM  
4 votes:

Nonrepeating Rotating Binary: KCinPA: "might contribute to, explosion of gun violence"!

Might?  Defund metro police departments, issue stand down orders and generally reign in police then wonder why children are getting murdered. George Floyd's murderer is in jail and should die there but many other police have been killed in addition to these children. There is no "might" about it!

"Major U.S. cities, gripped with crisis, now face spike in deadly shootings, including of children"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nationa​l/america-spike-gun-violence/2020/07/0​6/15508ac8-bfa0-11ea-9fdd-b7ac6b051dc8​_story.html

Wake TF up

So according to you, it's either allow the police to murder over 1,000 people every year for specious reasons and act as occupying soldiers, or many more will die from gun violence?


1000 "murders"? Show us your facts that these 1000 cases were legitimate murder cases.

"The overwhelming majority of people killed are armed. Nearly half of all people fatally shot by police are white. Most of these shootings draw little or no attention beyond a news story."

https://www.washingtonpost.com/invest​i​gations/protests-spread-over-police-sh​ootings-police-promised-reforms-every-​year-they-still-shoot-nearly-1000-peop​le/2020/06/08/5c204f0c-a67c-11ea-b473-​04905b1af82b_story.html

"Since 2015, 70 percent of the 5,400 people fatally shot by police were armed with a knife or a gun, according to The Post's database. More than 3,000 of them had guns."

You could've made a legitimate argument with the fact that "shootings of unarmed black people in 2019 increased from nine to 14."   But leading with 1000 "murders" line basically lost you any credibility.
 
2020-07-14 9:07:50 PM  
4 votes:
"might contribute to, explosion of gun violence"!

Might?  Defund metro police departments, issue stand down orders and generally reign in police then wonder why children are getting murdered. George Floyd's murderer is in jail and should die there but many other police have been killed in addition to these children. There is no "might" about it!

"Major U.S. cities, gripped with crisis, now face spike in deadly shootings, including of children"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation​a​l/america-spike-gun-violence/2020/07/0​6/15508ac8-bfa0-11ea-9fdd-b7ac6b051dc8​_story.html

Wake TF up
 
2020-07-14 8:42:09 PM  
4 votes:
Could the reduction in stops be causing more gun violence, or an explosion in gun violence?
FreeBeacon is just asking questions.
 
2020-07-14 8:41:13 PM  
4 votes:
It's cheaper to outsource the murders to the gang-bangers than to pay the cops for it?
 
2020-07-14 9:17:11 PM  
3 votes:
Guys unless you let the cops blow off a little steam and beat up or murder a few perps kids will die!!!!
 
2020-07-14 8:47:49 PM  
3 votes:
Wow, they finally stopped all the speeders!

Incredible.
 
2020-07-14 3:25:42 PM  
2 votes:
Their quotas were reduced.  BFD.
 
2020-07-15 1:25:28 AM  
1 vote:

Iggie: [Fark user image 355x303]

WTF is this?  *dying*


That's how you know the site is trustworthy.
 
2020-07-14 9:15:58 PM  
1 vote:

INTERTRON: Less stop and frisk?

That is good news, not bad.

Sometimes bad guys get away when you have to respect their rights.  Solve it by making sure they don't get their hands on a gun to begin with.


That's one of the issues with policing in America that hasn't been talked about much. We have a heavily armed populace. The police are terrified of the populace because everyone has guns, dangerous felons and Joe Blow too, who can also be unpredictable and dangerous. The culture of policing has taken on this war maker attitude that "I am going home safe, no matter what." Which isn't an unreasonable stand to take for a dangerous job. But it leads to a culture and mentality that is at war with the people it's policing, and use of force policies that don't make sense to those of us being policed, especially if you're black or brown. Add in all the conscious and unconscious racial bias, and the fact that damn near everyone has guns, and you have yourself some hard problems to solve.
I'm pretty farking liberal, but we need police. When I hear gun shots, I sure as hell am not going to be running TOWARDS them. The farking cowboys in the police departments have to, and they will. We need those god damn cowboys to handle some rough shiat.

I'm really not sure how you get a handle on the fact that guns are everywhere in the US, or the racial biases. But there definitely needs to be a shift in the policing mindset and culture, and different training. That's a start.
 
2020-07-14 9:04:57 PM  
1 vote:
Cops are such goddamned entitled, whiny pussies. Most of 'em wouldn't last a day in a real job without pulling a gun on a customer for complaining.
 
2020-07-14 9:02:50 PM  
1 vote:
Whatever will happen as the city descends into anarchy when somebody is thought to have passed a fake $20 bill at the convenience store? I mean, without extrajudicial executions of (suspected) petty scofflaws, how will society ever be able to function?
 
2020-07-14 9:02:11 PM  
1 vote:
It's no fun when you can't kill people anymore.
 
2020-07-14 8:38:35 PM  
1 vote:
Less stop and frisk?

That is good news, not bad.

Sometimes bad guys get away when you have to respect their rights.  Solve it by making sure they don't get their hands on a gun to begin with.
 
2020-07-14 1:24:51 PM  
1 vote:
They sure are reaching to find some bad news as a result of this.
 
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