Forums - Politics Discussion - Officer in Georgia says to woman during traffic stop: "We only kill black people"

Superman4 said:
VGPolyglot said:

That's ignoring the cirumstances surrounding. Blacks are poorer on average than whites, and a higher proportion are in poverty, and poverty breeds desperation which causes an increase in crime.

Yes but why are they more poor? They cant choose to go to school instead of sell drugs or join gangs? Hell, if you are poor the goverment pays for your education. Most are already getting goverment assistance and food stamps, free college should be a given. The problem is that they choose to do what makes them the most money the quickest, they dont want a job at McDonalds because that requires work. Its a matter of choice, not opportunity. 

Ah yes, people are poor because they want to be poor.



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Rogerioandrade said:

I think it was a stupid attempt to make a joke..... but his message was clear as water.

He was simply sarcastically joking about what the media says about him and his profession. It may not seem, but police people always suffer a brutal pressure when working. They have a risky job and they are always walking on the line of their own lives and the lives of the others (at least in my country, I say)

People these days.... never miss a chance to portray cops as the bad guys any little chance they have.

Superman4 said:
I think everyone is overreacting. He was attempting to make light of her comment and comfort her by joking about what the media has portrayed as fact and is clearly what was driving her fear of the police. This country is becoming a bunch of pussies that try and twist anything and everything into something that its not just so they can be outraged over something.
JRPGfan said:

Bad Joke is bad.... lmao.
Its a form of sarcasm, and a joke to try and calm her down.

Still some would consider that bad form. I personally think this is okay.

Waste of money to investigate this sort of thing.

+1 to all of you.



palou said:
Superman4 said:

And what is that?

In most places, police aren't to be feared, but the american police force is poorly trained (19 weeks, compared to 130 as is standard in Germany) and given much less restriction on their weapon use. The result is fairly obvious:

 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_killings_by_law_enforcement_officers_by_countries

I agree with poorly trained and indescriminate gun use by police. IMO the police should only be able to use their gun as a last resort. Tasers and non lethal bean bags, pepper spray etc. should always be used.



At first I thought you were talking about the (extremelly underrated) country, not the US state lol



not surprised the demo here think this isn't that bad. smh. He should absolutely be fired for this remark.



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Everyone immediately assume he was joking lol I bet he was Dead ass serious. There are people who share similar views with this guy in the US obviously. But hey it was just a "joke" no different then the retards in germany who make remarks about killing jews. Either way this is a horrbile thing for anyone to say even jokingly . If you guys can joke about killing a specific group of people, i dont wanna know what you guys do for fun....




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VGPolyglot said:
Superman4 said:

Yes but why are they more poor? They cant choose to go to school instead of sell drugs or join gangs? Hell, if you are poor the goverment pays for your education. Most are already getting goverment assistance and food stamps, free college should be a given. The problem is that they choose to do what makes them the most money the quickest, they dont want a job at McDonalds because that requires work. Its a matter of choice, not opportunity. 

Ah yes, people are poor because they want to be poor.

Thats not what I said and you know it. My point was they have a choice to work or not to work. It doesnt mean they wont still be poor. 



He is telling her how it is Trump style I guess.



Please excuse my (probally) poor grammar

Soundwave said:

That's too many to begin with. US cops are trained like crap, too many of them don't know what the fuck they are doing. A dude selling cigarettes or video games or whatever the fuck should not end up dead 30 minutes later when he had no weapon. That is not a violent situation to even begin with. 

"He looked like he was reaching" is pretty much the go to excuse now to just slaughter a person in their vehicle. If I was black I'd be nervous as fuck to reach for anything in my car because how do you know the officer isn't going to suddenly think you're reaching for who knows what and make a "mistake". 

Those people paid with their lives for those "mistakes", meanwhile most of those cops go scott free, because they can just say "well I thought he/she was reaching for XYZ". 

I think it's fair that people say this isn't good enough. This isn't the level of policing people should expect. Things like routine traffic stops, a dude selling anything on a street corner unarmed shouldn't end up with someone going to a morgue.

Oh goody...you have resorted to blanket statements now. No one is saying these people should have ended up dead yet you keep bringing it up as if to relegate reality under the bias of people's feelings.

You are associating the proportionately rare accounts of tragic events by police officers and acting like these events are likely to happen whenever police get involved. If this is the expectations of Americans I guess American's need to somehow become more aware of statistical facts as opposed to allowing fear driven feelings be their emotional provocateur.

This isn't the level of policing people should expect? Let me tell you a little thing about expectations. It takes an imagination to envision monsters under the bed. It takes a child's mind to 'expect' the monsters to actually be there. If people are expecting cops to just shoot them then maybe they should grow up.



Superman4 said:
VGPolyglot said:

Ah yes, people are poor because they want to be poor.

Thats not what I said and you know it. My point was they have a choice to work or not to work. It doesnt mean they wont still be poor. 

So, if they still can be poor through working, doesn't that mean then that it's not really a choice?