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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. 

@Superman4 what are you even talking about? 




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Here's the thing. I'm black and a former police officer from '03-'10.

For an honest person, being stopped by the police can be a really stressful and traumatic experience. They automatically assume there's something wrong, even if they have no idea what it is. Regular people aren't trained to react in this situation. You can say what people are "supposed to do" but they are always going to be normal people. It's the duty of the trained officer to recognize this and react appropriately.

I give this officer a pass in this instance. He's trying to comfort the lady by saying some really racist bs. Just know that the next time a Philando Castile is nervous around the police, it's because he's nervous. Not guilty.

Case by case.



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I guess people don't understand what sarcasm is.



VGPolyglot said:
Superman4 said:

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?

No, they have the choice not to sell drugs, join a gang, shoot people, commit crimes etc. Most people dont start out with good jobs, it takes time to advance. Putting in the work will generally net you at least a middle class life depending on your other choices. 



anthony64641 said:
Superman4 said:

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. 

@Superman4 what are you even talking about? 

read back a few posts and you will have your answer



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Surely worthy of a fine, at the very least.
Not that the problem will ever go away without a serious reform of how police officers are hired and trained.
Serious reports of misconduct are pretty common, but they rarely seem to result in much of anything.

Oh, and to the people saying he's commenting on how the media portrays cops: come the fuck on!



Superman4 said:
VGPolyglot said:

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

No, they have the choice not to sell drugs, join a gang, shoot people, commit crimes etc. Most people dont start out with good jobs, it takes time to advance. Putting in the work will generally net you at least a middle class life depending on your other choices. 

Commit crimes is pretty broad. Some people resort to theft because they're desperate. Others join certain gangs to have at least some sort of protection. They also shoot each other because poverty and desperation breeds mistrust.



Tulipanzo said:
Surely worthy of a fine, at the very least.
Not that the problem will ever go away without a serious reform of how police officers are hired and trained.
Serious reports of misconduct are pretty common, but they rarely seem to result in much of anything.

Oh, and to the people saying he's commenting on how the media portrays cops: come the fuck on!

Are you suggesting cops aren't aware of things like Black Lives Matter? Or that cops aren't aware of the news coverage of anything that involves a police officer killing a black man and the news media/public blowing it out of propoprtion as if to say police disproportionately kill black people? Cops are people too, and I'm pretty sure they have the ability to read and listen to the news and outcries of the general public! The cop is clearly being sarcastic. Lets put your brain to the test and see if you are able to figure this out!



Superman4 said:
VGPolyglot said:

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

No, they have the choice not to sell drugs, join a gang, shoot people, commit crimes etc. Most people dont start out with good jobs, it takes time to advance. Putting in the work will generally net you at least a middle class life depending on your other choices. 

People who have graduated from high school, who are married, who don't have kids out of wed-lock with a full time job have a 98% statistical likely hood of taking part in the middle class. There are people in this world that think being poor isn't a choice. I guess those people haven't heard of using their brain in such ways that will net them returns on their labor/investments. This pertains to (but not limited to) people who sit on their couch all day watching television while complaining about the rich getting richer.



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