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Subj: Re: Institutional racism
Posted: Fri Feb 18, 2022 at 09:25:00 am EST (Viewed 232 times)
Reply Subj: Re: Institutional racism
Posted: Thu Feb 17, 2022 at 11:08:25 am EST (Viewed 249 times)

    I love this. The black kid struck first (both pushing and punching). Two cops converged. The male cop tackled one, the female cop threw the other on the couch and confirmed that he was willing to be subdued. Basically, this is more of a difference in how male and female cops operate; not institutional racism. Plus, the black kid struck first, the other kid defended himself, so it all worked out.

For context, per reports, the Latino kid was bullying other kids in the mall. What you see here is a black teen defending a friend by standing up to a bully. What you also see (contrary to the nonsense you say below) is the Latino kid point his finger in the black kids face, a clear act of instigating.

All of this is immaterial though. Unless the cops were off somewhere with binoculars and saw the whole thing unfold, then there was no way for them to know what lead to events. From their perspective, two teens are fighting, with one (the noticeably bigger Latino) atop the other (black teen). You’re protestations that male cops just react differently doesn’t hold water for the simple fact that at no point was the Latino kid cuffed. What f’ed up interpretation of justice do you follow where you think it’s okay for a cops to see two teens fighting, tackle and cuff the one already on his back getting pummeled, while letting the teen who was on top doing the pummeling just chill on the comfy couch?

Here’s a vid of the Latino kid himself saying he didn’t understand why the cops reacted the way they did:

    For once, I’d like to see it where the black person isn’t the instigator before everyone whines.

This silliness doesn’t even merit further response.

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