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  •  Thank you. (0+ / 0-)

    I assume you have plenty of experience with the police.

    •  i don't, (4+ / 0-)
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      Adam B, commonmass, tytalus, janmtairy

      but i've paid attention the first 1,000 times white privilege got discussed.

      In law school clinic I also represented a kid whose crime was running for the police but not fast enough.  

      I meant the diarists's comment, not yours.  Sorry if that was unclear.

      "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

      by Loge on Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 08:28:30 AM PDT

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      •  Ah (0+ / 0-)

        You don't have to be black to get nervous around police.  I've had white friends roughed up by cops on power trips.  I've had cops roll up on me for walking on a sidewalk at night, and I'm white.  You never know when they will be looking for someone in a white shirt because only the criminal they are looking for can legally have a white shirt.

        •  well, my experience is (0+ / 0-)

          that when you need the cops to do something (like if you've had something stolen), that's when they choose to be all by the book.  

          "This world demands the qualities of youth: not a time of life but a state of mind[.]" -- Robert F. Kennedy

          by Loge on Thu Sep 22, 2011 at 08:49:28 AM PDT

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