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Post Reply Why do so many people hate the police?
Posted 8/28/15
I'm not sure, perhaps they should stop involving themselves with the police.
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The Hispanic population in my city does not like the police after what they did in 1997


Over five days in the summer of 1997, from July 27 to July 31, officers on bicycles patrolled Chandler asking suspected Hispanic people for proof of citizenship, and arresting those who could not provide proof. 432 illegal immigrants were arrested in Chandler and later deported. However, many U.S. citizens and legal residents were also stopped and arrested, largely on the basis of their skin color, leading Arizona Attorney General Grant Woods to concede that their civil rights had been violated.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chandler_Roundup
Posted 8/28/15 , edited 8/28/15

severticas wrote:

I'm not sure, perhaps they should stop involving themselves with the police.


Yeah because people actively seek the police ?
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Posted 8/28/15
Generally, as I've observed, those who dislike the police the most are those most afraid of getting caught.
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Posted 8/28/15
It stems from the fact that most of the time when a cop has to talk to you you have done something wrong. The fact that they have power over you in that situation gives peoples egos a hard throttling. If they give you a ticket they are an asshole, but if they let you go they didn't do their job. Then you get into situations that they made a wrong decision in the spur of the moment, and the media naturally blows it out of proportion or fails to mention other aspects of the events that went down. For example I read an article that went around for a while saying a police officer was called to the scene of a home break in, and shot an African American who was actually the homeowner. They left out the part that he clearly stated over the phone they were also African Americans and had guns. So when the police showed up and saw him outside the house, with a gun, and he failed to lower his gun when they said so they fired a warning show that hit him in the shoulder.

In other words its a combination of terrible media coverage, personal bias stemming from a control situation, and humans natural error that causes these dilemmas. There are also too many people that do not properly look into situations that they see on social media. They see a video titled "Another racist cop" and will share it so their friends can stroke each others egos.

Then there is the stigma that they represent "the man."

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Posted 8/28/15

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There was a guy that was deny to become a cop. Do you know why ? Because he was really really smart. Yeah their standards are amazing.


First of all, thats just an anecdote from about twenty years ago...
Second of all, the rationale does make some sense. Becoming a police officer is a big commitment and police academy is often paid for by the police department. If data shows that extremely smart people don't find job satisfaction, then I understand why they would not want to undertake the risk involved with training a new officer.

Quite frankly, the policy is fairly stupid, but I question how widespread it really is (or was) and it really does say very little about the rigorousness of police training.
Posted 8/28/15 , edited 8/28/15

KarenAraragi wrote:


severticas wrote:

I'm not sure, perhaps they should stop involving themselves with the police.


Yeah because people actively seek the police ?


In a way, they do. Lol i'm sorry but your question is kind of absurd. I understand what you're asking but perhaps if you asked it the correct way, you'll have your answer and will not need to reply to me. Even if someone else called the police to the scene, you may question why they called [or actively seek] the police on whoever is the cause of their concern.
Posted 8/28/15

severticas wrote:


KarenAraragi wrote:


severticas wrote:

I'm not sure, perhaps they should stop involving themselves with the police.


Yeah because people actively seek the police ?


In a way, they do.


You really don't watch the videos of police shooting a guy multiple times do you ? Even thou the guy only have a towel and yet they felt some how he was a danger.
Posted 8/28/15

KarenAraragi wrote:

You really don't watch the videos of police shooting a guy multiple times do you ? Even thou the guy only have a towel and yet they felt some how he was a danger.


I haven't and really don't need to. I couldn't give a damn and no, i'm not on the police "side".
Posted 8/28/15 , edited 8/28/15

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KarenAraragi wrote:

There was a guy that was deny to become a cop. Do you know why ? Because he was really really smart. Yeah their standards are amazing.


First of all, thats just an anecdote from about twenty years ago...
Second of all, the rationale does make some sense. Becoming a police officer is a big commitment and police academy is often paid for by the police department. If data shows that extremely smart people don't find job satisfaction, then I understand why they would not want to undertake the risk involved with training a new officer.

Quite frankly, the policy is fairly stupid, but I question how widespread it really is (or was) and it really does say very little about the rigorousness of police training.


Dude this happen this year ?
Dude do you realize how stupid that sounds ? If you want an army of idiots who only know how to say yes. I think I just found the problem to the police. Idiots are in charge.

If data shows that extremely smart people don't find job satisfaction, then I understand why they would not want to undertake the risk involved with training a new officer.
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Posted 8/28/15
I don't know I been pulled over twice and my interactions with the cops went along like this.



The other time went simular but got a ticket 33 in a 30. The cop that gave me the ticket was a hispanic guy but that makes sense since the town I was going through is pretty much 90% hispanic so the force is pretty much all hispanic except for maybe 2 or 3 white guys.
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Posted 8/28/15 , edited 8/28/15

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The other time went simular but got a ticket 33 in a 30.


It's funny how areas are different. Here it's 3-4 over under 25 mph, 5 over on roads 40+ and 10 over on the freeway are all fine to do and you won't get pulled over. Just how people drive 'round here. Freeway says 70 but it actually means 80 in the fast lane, at least here, hah.

Posted 8/28/15 , edited 8/28/15

Ejanss wrote:

Generally, as I've observed, those who dislike the police the most are those most afraid of getting caught.

Caught in the wrong time & place where they might get shot or beaten to death.
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Posted 8/28/15 , edited 8/28/15

KarenAraragi wrote:

Dude this happen this year ?
Dude do you realize how stupid that sounds ? If you want an army of idiots who only know how to say yes. I think I just found the problem to the police. Idiots are in charge.


According to the article you posted, it happened in 1996. Am I missing something? The ruling that it was legal may have come down this year, but that doesn't mean the incident is fresh.
Additionally, being a bit above average is quite a bit different from being an "idiot". Even further, the guy was 46 so its not like he would have much in the way of advancement possibilities in front of him...

Again, I question how widespread it really is (or was) and it really does say very little about the rigorousness of police training
Posted 8/28/15
hmmm lets see

cops shoots black guy in the back for running when you aren't suppose to shot someone in the back
cops slams teenage girl down
cop kills eric garner
cop kills treyvon
cop kills boston teen
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