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  •  But does show (0+ / 0-)

    that there is a likelihood that there is racial discrepancy on the original low level arrests.  

    Is it that the cops are less tolerant of the black teen that draws attention?  Is it that cops are more likely to arrest black kids regardless of whether they do something to "draw attention"?  Either way you slice it it isn't good.

    "You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity"

    by newfie on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 11:45:46 AM PDT

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    •  True, but that wasn't his point (1+ / 0-)
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      and I still don't think he gets it.

      •  Yes. (0+ / 0-)

        There were places to go and very strong points to be made with this information.  And the article he draws from is not well written (in my opinion) and can add to confusion.  But you are correct as well.

        "You have attributed conditions to villainy that simply result from stupidity"

        by newfie on Thu Aug 29, 2013 at 12:50:42 PM PDT

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