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- It only sounds ****** up because our culture tells us it is. F…
When I get home from work,
- * janosaudron
- I feel I should intervene because what you are spouting are th…
Hey policexplain , policeexplain . This is interesting stuff. Do you want to chip in?
Also summoning janosaudron . This was a great account, thanks for this.
Sure, I can add my $0.02. This situation is actually very deep and quite complicated. Numerous books have been written on the subject. Let me start off by saying that I stand behind janosaudron on this issue. Cops back then were much more violent and racist, though it had less to do with the fact that they weren't being filmed and more to do with the fact that
that is what the public wanted and expected
. Remember, the officers that beat Rodney King were
, even after the jury saw video of them repeatedly hitting him and calling him a nigger.
Police are generally a reactive force in the US. Sure, we talk a good game about being pro active, but that really only applies to individual cops in their particular areas. Law enforcement as a whole is reactive. We only have cops at all as a reaction to situations that the ordinary citizen was incapable of dealing with, and the role and nature of policing change as the public's needs and expectations change. One (of several) confounding issues with this is that the changes in policing lag a decade or so behind public opinion (longer in many smaller communities). This is due to political control of police policies and training standards, as well as the generally long careers of officers.
The 70s-90s were an exceptionally violent time in the US, for numerous reasons. There were several legal reactions to that violence, such as the War on Drugs, and various gun control laws. Another reaction was that the public demanded more from its police: they wanted the police to have the tools and capabilities of aggressively dealing with violent criminals. Well, that's what happened. Officers were selected not for their communication skills or problems solving abilities, nor for their desire to "give back to the community," but for their ability to kick ass and take names. Back then, the public believed that the best way to deal with crime was to arrest criminals and throw them in jail for a long time. You can bet that there were some cops who were racist when they were hired, and a lot who became racist after dealing primarily with the poverty-stricken Blacks who turned to crime in an effort to eke out some kind of an existence in a society that was trying to forget that they existed. That doesn't make it right on either side, it is what it is.
More specifically, NWA and other similar groups in the genre rapped about a myriad of aspects of that situation. Some of those glorified gang culture and the murder of police. While I can totally get behind the idea of creating music and culture to share your struggles, I can't condone murder-- especially of government officials-- even given the nature of the disenfranchisement felt by the poor Blacks of the era. The predecessors of these gangsters, peaceful and honorable people like Martin Luther King, advocated change through non-violence and hard work, and they made
changes in civil rights, which in turn caused a paradigm shift in policing. (If you think policing is violent or unfair today, you should talk to some guys who were cops back in the 60s. They had an entirely different view of what police work was.) Ice Cube, Eazy-E, Dr Dre, etc. had an effect of similar magnitude, though in the opposite direction; violence begets violence. By advocating what is essentially war with the police, they drove policing to become more aggressive and militarized.
Now, as we are currently enjoying a time of relative peace-- violent crime has been dropping for decades-- police are shifting back to a more community-oriented role. We learned a lot in the 70s-90s about how to deal with violence and about how racism negatively impacts communities and has no place in policing.
tl;dr: police are reactive based on the needs of the community. That time period was extremely violent and police reacted accordingly; as a result they did a lot of racist and totally fucked up things. But times have changed.
Account as in story, not user profile. It's great to hear from a primary source.
I'm 21, my father just turned 40 and my grand father is 58
Man you wrecked his shit. As someone who grew up in a city in New Jersey in the lates 90's and early 2000s I was reminded everyday of how much better our crime filled city was because of L.A. All these kids these days want to go to L.A. see the big sites. No fucked that, my brother went to L.A. before in the 90's because an old friend of his moved there for bigger and better things. You know, until the cops torn his shoulder up so bad that the dude could never left anything ever again or get a decent paying job... I'm really just ranting at this point and don't know where to put the stopping point. So to cheer up the mood. Banana. lol
>guys asserts story with no evidence
>ask for evidence
>cant provide evidence
>i choose not to believe the story
>he compares not believeing his story to not believing in slavery
>"lel boise u rekt his shiet"
You're all stupid and none of you read the actual conversation, if you did and still hold those opinions you're a moronic sperglord who doesn't know what evidence is.
Please kill yourself
Yes yes, not believing a story that I'm told with no evidence to back it up means I'm misinformed.
Theres really no arguing with you people, is there.
- It would be black because there is no light source
I wanna try this
- Jack is dead though as he says in the song Jack's Lament: …
that is a song. not head canon.
- **zanea used "*roll picture*"** **zanea rolled image **
What really killed the...
I'm not sure what this is from, but I can totally seeing a scientist inventing a time machine and America using it to kill all the dinosaurs in a way that all the oil would be in America.
- I actually enjoyed putting this little chart together
- Thats one reason why I never understood the hate towards him. …
- And plus if they were black, wouldnt thhey be called Redguards?
I like this
- Team rocket pokamanz- Golbat Rodent- Chestnaught IRL d…
Roll your pokemon team!
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