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What are some ways to reduce police shootings of unarmed people of color?

What should be done to increase police accountability

  • Mandatory diversity and tolerance training

    Votes: 14 50.0%
  • Conflict deescalation classes

    Votes: 16 57.1%
  • Remove white cops from black neighborhoods

    Votes: 5 17.9%
  • More civilian complaint review boards

    Votes: 13 46.4%
  • Remove police firearms: require use of tasers or pepper spray

    Votes: 3 10.7%
  • Mandatory body cameras

    Votes: 23 82.1%

  • Total voters
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The poll here allows you to choose more than one answer, since there is no one "right answer." However, most people agree that the level of police brutality in this country, especially towards people of color, in unacceptable, and something needs to be done about it.
 

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The poll here allows you to choose more than one answer, since there is no one "right answer." However, most people agree that the level of police brutality in this country, especially towards people of color, in unacceptable, and something needs to be done about it.

uh disarm the police or arm people of color?
 

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The poll here allows you to choose more than one answer, since there is no one "right answer." However, most people agree that the level of police brutality in this country, especially towards people of color, in unacceptable, and something needs to be done about it.

Take a page from Mao's book and shoot anybody who complains.
 

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The poll here allows you to choose more than one answer, since there is no one "right answer." However, most people agree that the level of police brutality in this country, especially towards people of color, in unacceptable, and something needs to be done about it.

I'll come back and vote. Poll isn't up yet.

However, I will be voting for a culture that is taught to respect cops...taught they're protectors instead of bring taught that snitches get stitches. I'll vote for families to teach their children to respect cops, and, if they don't agree, to obey anyway and fight "it" in the courtroom rather than on the street" I'll vote for families to explain to their children that they may encounter prejudice from assholes, yet they shouldn't judge all people by the actions of a very few.

Finally, I don't agree with your premise re police brutality as it relates to people of color.
 

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I'll come back and vote. Poll isn't up yet.

However, I will be voting for a culture that is taught to respect cops...taught they're protectors instead of bring taught that snitches get stitches. I'll vote for families to teach their children to respect cops, and, if they don't agree, to obey anyway and fight "it" in the courtroom rather than on the street" I'll vote for families to explain to their children that they may encounter prejudice from assholes, yet they shouldn't judge all people by the actions of a very few.

Finally, I don't agree with your premise re police brutality as it relates to people of color.

Poll should be up now.

And who are you to enforce YOUR values and wishes upon the culture and traditions of other communities?
 

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Coming from a political system well known for ...... "Altering" history, forgive me if I don't take your word for it. :roll:

Mao ordered many more people then just murderers and rapists shot over the years.

Saying it don't make it true.
 

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Lol.

"You get a bullet to the head, and you get a bullet to the head, and everybody gets a bullet to the head!"

sort of reminds me of Jello Biafra's great song about China's satellite state


Well you'll work harder with a gun in your back
For a bowl of rice a day
Slave for soldiers till you starve
Then your head is skewered on a stake

Now you can go where people are one
Now you can go where they get things done
What you need, my son
What you need, my son

Is a holiday in Cambodia
Where people dress in black
A holiday in Cambodia
Where you'll kiss ass or crack
 

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sort of reminds me of Jello Biafra's great song about China's satellite state


Well you'll work harder with a gun in your back
For a bowl of rice a day
Slave for soldiers till you starve
Then your head is skewered on a stake

Now you can go where people are one
Now you can go where they get things done
What you need, my son
What you need, my son

Is a holiday in Cambodia
Where people dress in black
A holiday in Cambodia
Where you'll kiss ass or crack

The Khmer Rouge. Thanks for depressing me. :(
 

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sort of reminds me of Jello Biafra's great song about China's satellite state


Well you'll work harder with a gun in your back
For a bowl of rice a day
Slave for soldiers till you starve
Then your head is skewered on a stake

Now you can go where people are one
Now you can go where they get things done
What you need, my son
What you need, my son

Is a holiday in Cambodia
Where people dress in black
A holiday in Cambodia
Where you'll kiss ass or crack

Just because some random american decided to slander another country overseas through a song doesn't make any of that slander true
 

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The Khmer Rouge. Thanks for depressing me. :(

What's so depressing about the people of Cambodia rising up to overthrow an absolute monarchy and replace it with the government of the people?
 

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None of the above. Just have police carry insurance policy to pay for any brutality claims made against them. Bad cops would get quickly weeded out because their premiums would be so high that they would no longer earn of a salary to pay for it.
 

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Just because some random american decided to slander another country overseas through a song doesn't make any of that slander true

Nah Pol Pot was a kindly misunderstood "progressive" just trying to free his society from running dog western imperialists. Sort of like his good buddy Mao.
 

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What's so depressing about the people of Cambodia rising up to overthrow an absolute monarchy and replace it with the government of the people?

Ever hear of the Killing Fields?

The Khmer Rouge were a million times worse then the Cambodian monarchy.
 

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What's so depressing about the people of Cambodia rising up to overthrow an absolute monarchy and replace it with the government of the people?

were these the members of the monarchy?

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Nah Pol Pot was a kindly misunderstood "progressive" just trying to free his society from running dog western imperialists. Sort of like his good buddy Mao.

Look, I'm not a big fan of Pol Pot. He went overboard, and in the end, he could have gone about implementing the rule of the people in MUCH better ways. But remember, this was the era of U.S aggression in Vietnam, the My Lai massacre, and the massacre of dissidents by the South Vietnamese government. Pol Pot saw this and, rightfully so, did everything he could think of to avoid Cambodia from suffering the same fate. He had good intentions, but carried out his ideas somewhat poorly.
 

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Poll should be up now.

And who are you to enforce YOUR values and wishes upon the culture and traditions of other communities?

Well, just how nervy is that??? You ask what I think and then slap me for telling you. If this was a Blacks Only poll, you should have told us. Jesus.

Edit...oh, I understand now. It's all up to the cops.

What a joke. You, my fine feathered friend, are part of the problem.

Tell me, just exactly what kind of mandatory diversity and tolerance classed would you suggest? Please describe said classed.

Remove white cops from black neighborhoods. So blacks can be called Uncle Toms? So BLM can claim segregation? In fact, the ONLY items I agree with in your poll is body cameras and more training in de-escalation.
 
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Look, I'm not a big fan of Pol Pot. He went overboard, and in the end, he could have gone about implementing the rule of the people in MUCH better ways. But remember, this was the era of U.S aggression in Vietnam, the My Lai massacre, and the massacre of dissidents by the South Vietnamese government. Pol Pot saw this and, rightfully so, did everything he could think of to avoid Cambodia from suffering the same fate. He had good intentions, but carried out his ideas somewhat poorly.


you sound like a woman who used to be (in)famous in Cincinnati. Marge Schott-former owner of the Reds

she noted "Hitler was good at first but he just went too far"
 

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Hmmm,

How about people learning how to deal with a police encounter?


1. Remain calm,

2. Keep your hands visible and away from your body,

3. Keep your mouth shut. (Identify yourself when asked, then don't volunteer information, don't argue, don't respond to conversation attempts other than to ask if you a free to go).

4. Don't consent to searches, but be polite when refusing.

5. Don't resist.

6. Don't throw attitude.

7. If you are arrested, immediately ask to speak to an attorney and then say nothing more until you see an attorney.
 
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