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    commonmass, elwior, dfe, Calamity Jean

    I am an upper middle class white dude, and a few months back I jaywalked right in front of a cop. I wasn't trying to make a point or anything, I just didn't see him. It's a downtown city street with a long gap between crosswalks and people do it pretty much every day.

    So as I'm stepping off the street onto the sidewalk, I notice the cop just standing there with his arms crossed. Before I can say anything, he says, "not the best idea, was it?" To which I responded sheepishly, "no, probably not." And that was that.

    I likely got lucky and had a cop who wasn't out to be a dick or assert his dominance, just remind me of the law. But I do wonder how differently that would've gone if I'd had darker skin.

    Sin lies only in hurting others unnecessarily. All other "sins" are invented nonsense.

    by Catsy on Sun Mar 17, 2013 at 10:08:04 AM PDT

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