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  •  No - follow the logic (2+ / 0-)
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    kaliope, owlbear1

    The problem her is the misuse and abuse of force by police.  And how that misuse/abuse has become normalized - and thus how and why it is not only used - but why the officers get away with it.

    If you don't address that problem - then the problem will persist.

    There is an ADDITIONAL factor that is very real - and it IS a RACIAL aspect.

    But it is not the cause of the "legitimization" of the police abuse of force.  It is the cause of the disproportionate misuse in certain communities and affecting certain classes of people.

    But it is not the reason why police believe their are within their authority to shoot to kill - as in the Brown case.  Nor is it the reason that the system deems their actions "justifiable."

    •  Mr. Grapski, you're missing the fact that your (0+ / 0-)

      words are rubbing salt into an open wound. I can agree with you that misuse and abuse of force by police is the root cause. But at some point you have to accept that, having made your statement even with acknowledgement of the fundamental racially-charged outcomes, trying to "convince" others logically to get an acknowledgement of the correctness of your opinion---in the face of rubbing salt in the raw and open wound, remember---comes across as badgering, if not bullying.

      I'm writing this almost a day after this series of exchanges started, and probably neither you nor any of the other participants will even see it. ...

      Poverty is not an accident. Like slavery and apartheid, it is man-made and can be removed by the actions of human beings. —Nelson Mandela

      by kaliope on Mon Sep 01, 2014 at 02:17:31 AM PDT

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