I think instead of confronting this issue, I'm going to just tell people to be nice, don't stereotype, give everyone at least one chance to be good and I hope everyone has a nice day
@hotel California, sometimes that chance gets you killed
@hotel California, my friend didn't get any chances
@Swanky Quadrilateral, I said one chance. If you ask someone to put down a weapon of put their hands behind their back and they don't, that's their chance. Good people will do good things.
That weird phenomenon when showing up in riot gear actually incites a riot... Kinda like when your parents told you not to something, so you HAD to do it. Just me?
@Hisroyalyesness, So true, I started thinking about life.
@Hisroyalyesness, go watch the John Oliver special on YouTube about police becoming more militarized. They talked about the Michael brown case and showed that the military is donating their riot gear to local police, which is good, but he pointed out that the use of swat teams has increased by like 800% over the last decade.
@Hisroyalyesness, yes, just you. The rest of us live in the real world.
How about we just ignore the comment section and skip this unfunny picture
@Michael Fassbender, i was about to reply to other comments, then remembered how much of an ass i was last time i tried debating on funny pics, then saw this comment. I appreciate this :)
@Michael Fassbender, I agree! Like why they upload a picture like this that would obviously incite extreme emotion. It's not funny at all and to think of all the actual funny pictures that go not being uploaded.
@Michael Fassbender, I was just like "oh no"
I actually own one of Freddie Mercury's teeth… It is a bicuspid.
I thought I was on facebook for a second...
We are not all like this but still my friends and I get treated the same everywhere we go I can't stand it.
Coming from a black person I wish this wasn't so true. I mean the illegal weapons and sheer stupidity of trying to over power the law enforcement almost makes me ashamed.
Is it racist?
@Cellembreo, I thought so at first but now I'm not so sure. There's an entire culture in the black community about, "fvck the police." Obviously there is a disparity in treatment in certain jurisdictions across the country with some notable examples. But, with a culture of disrespect for police and statistics showing blacks committing a proportionally high number of violent crime given the population, blaming only police would be shortsighted. We need to address the roots of the crime problem in this country with education (both cops and citizen), treatment and rehabilitation. Not mandatory sentencing, overactive policing and promoting a cultures of hate. Just my views as a criminology student.
@ZachOfAllTrades, plus as criminals adapt and become more dangerous, levels of force and militarization of police kind of follows. Sorry for the rant.
@ZachOfAllTrades, So do you like criminology ? I've been planning on majoring in criminology and forensics. And I would just like to hear your opinion on the class.
@ZachOfAllTrades, you keep doing you. This was an educated post and I appreciate that!
@Jim longworth, Absolutely, it gives you some perspective on both sides of the equation. I went into it as solely a crime control, lock em up throw away the key guy, but in my third year my views have softened. I'm still pro police and plan on ending up in law enforcement after the military, but seeing the research makes me more in favor of alternate sentencing, rehab and treatment. Well worth it if you are interested in the stuff.
@ZachOfAllTrades, blacks in your country are just an amplified example of your cultural problem. Whites are beginning to show the same high levels of drugs and crime and it's because you're adopting the same leftist trends that tore apart the black community.
@ZachOfAllTrades, this is kind of a different topic but as far as people being racist and citing higher crime rates to the black population, one has to understand that as a whole their economic standing is worse than whites and lower socio-economic states have always caused higher crime rates. It's not inherent in their race it's just the lingering effects from a time when people were extremely racist in the U.S.
@ZachOfAllTrades, That sounds very interesting thank you!
@Lord Commander Snow, agreed, and I believe the way to change that is through education and outreach. As well as providing vocational training and such to those already in prison. We're better than we were, but have a long way to go.
@ZachOfAllTrades, that just might be the most educated and thought-out comment I've ever seen on here. On a different note I'm wondering, have you seen or at least heard of Psycho-Pass? It's an animated series that deals with crime and psychology in the context of society, and based on what you've said it sounds like something that would be right up your alley.
@Sexy Homunculus, Appreciate it, I just get passionate I guess when people blame the police In every single situation. And no I haven't heard of it but it sounds pretty good. I'll definitely check it out, need a good series to watch.
@ZachOfAllTrades, it also works the other way around, as police become more aggressive, people become more dangerous. South LA wasn't as dangerous until all the white people got moved out through racist home loans that excluded colored people, colored communities were ignored by the government, policing was harsher in colored communities and colored people were being beaten and harassed. The colored formed gangs as protection from white violence. Historically white people are the most violent and aggressive. Colored started stealing because they weren't given equal opportunity and were constantly being harassed and degraded. I have lived in south central my entire life. If we disrespect police it's because they haven't done their job, we have a history of being afraid of the police and now the movement is changing to which we no longer fear, we defend ourselves. Search of videos on YouTube, you'll find video evidence of coloreds being beaten by cops worse than Roney King
@ZachOfAllTrades, I personally don't have any faith in the police, I believe in neighborhood watch and self governing communities, LA had a garden on Alameda but it was torn down and bought by a private owner. LA had a brotherhood, the black panthers, they did more to feed and protect the people than he police ever did. They killed cops but only cops that raped and murdered, cops that were openly racist and were never punished. But the black panthers were assassinated by the federal government and there is historical evidence and official released documents to prove it. I don't believe in the U.S government because it has not given me reason to believe in it. We in south central hold the belief that we take care of our own. It might seem backwards but it's the only thing we have because no one else cares about us. The only time we got real change was during the la riots and it was pure violence. We escalate because it's necessary. Look back, the U.S started it.
@WilfredMott, white people do more drugs than black people, they always have, they just aren't sentenced as harshly or exploited by the media, think about it, the U.S is a rich country, the white population is rich, drugs are expensive, a lot of drugs are imported illegally into the U.S. People die because a privileged white kid wants to do cocaine at his friend's house party.
@ZachOfAllTrades, I think that's a very logical and appropriate stance. Good point!
@Mr Liberty Prime, fvck yes
@Mr Liberty Prime, ...Oxford commas YOU FORGOT THE OXFORD COMMAS YOU HEATHEN MAY YOU BURN IN THE GRAMMAR NAZI HELL I HAVE COME TO CALL HOME
@Mr Liberty Prime, Damn! In the midst of my rage I forgot that I was wandering in the random section. A thousand apologies for resurfacing your past.
Stupid ass picture only posted to incite flame wars and stereotypes. Swat was made solely because of black people apparently. Shame on you stuckpixel for uploading this
Let's play.... Is it racist!
When Obama got elected
Cause racism is funny right?
@SpiritDoctor16, well it has a point
nothing to see here move along
ughhhhhhhhh this is terrible.
*Backs the fvck up and moves on to next pic*
@Converthis, actually the German police are also highly militarized
@Lord Commander Snow, ok?
@Converthis, works well in Germany. They have next to no crime and very few people killed by the police
@Converthis, well it's not just Murica with a militarized police
@Lord Commander Snow, ok so back to my original comment....
@Lord Commander Snow, ok so two counties have problems...
Bruce rich white people made that happened
When politicians figured out they could get re elected by being tough on crime
Yes I agree
@ZachOfAllTrades, that was an awesome post. It was just smooth and you knew what you were talking about. Great job man. "Shut up. You're just jealous that he's so educated and you're not." Be quiet or they'll hear us! *smiles with pure fear*
@VoiceInMyHead, also my reply button wasn't working. Awkward.