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Old 11-21-2016, 05:32 AM
 
Location: The Island of Misfit Toys
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A lot of the anger and hatred towards police officers can be said to stem from a perceived bias some police have for minorities.

Most all controversial police shootings of suspects usually have a suspicion of some kind of profiling or racial bias around them, even racism and sometimes questions about police being members of right wing white supremist groups that wear distinct tattoos.

Considering a lot of those policed have concerns that the suspected bias of many police officers is influenced by right wing political ideas, I think having a test that filtered out law enforcement applicants from the right of the political spectrum might help alleviate much of those suspicions and concerns minorities have about police encounters.

And it would probably save lives and reduce protests.

After all, if a minority suspect gets shot by a right wing republican voting, anti-civil rights cop, if the case is not open and shut, there's going to be a lot of speculation and possibly anger in regards to a possible malign motive.

But if a minority suspect gets shot by a known democrat, Obama voting, pro-civil rights, pro safe spaces, ultra liberal, all that speculation and hatred toward police of any kind of racial motive has much less traction.
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Old 11-21-2016, 07:10 AM
 
Location: NW Nevada
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I don't think that cops have any particular racial preferences as to who they shoot, beat, drag out of cars or homes etc. Hell, if you have to call them for anything they treat you like a suspect out of hand. Go fishing to see if they can arrest you for some infraction or another. Ask a cop for directions and next thing you know you're asked for your ID, what's your business where your asking directions to get to, do you have any weapons . Sheesh. Just wanted to know where the closest bugger joint is ya know. Figure a cop could tell me where a good 10/7 is.

A lot of cops these days see the entire public as the enemy. We've all done something we could/should be arrested for. I'm as white as it gets and been treated the same way "minorities" constantly complain about. Pulled over for no reason (other than I was on a bright colored bike that looks sporty) or driving a sport car. Profiling doesn't stop at color lines. Cops are equal opportunity harassers from my house.
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Old 11-21-2016, 07:15 AM
 
Location: NJ
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A lot of the anger and hatred towards police officers can be said to stem from a perceived bias some police have for minorities.

Most all controversial police shootings of suspects usually have a suspicion of some kind of profiling or racial bias around them, even racism and sometimes questions about police being members of right wing white supremist groups that wear distinct tattoos.

Considering a lot of those policed have concerns that the suspected bias of many police officers is influenced by right wing political ideas, I think having a test that filtered out law enforcement applicants from the right of the political spectrum might help alleviate much of those suspicions and concerns minorities have about police encounters.

And it would probably save lives and reduce protests.

After all, if a minority suspect gets shot by a right wing republican voting, anti-civil rights cop, if the case is not open and shut, there's going to be a lot of speculation and possibly anger in regards to a possible malign motive.

But if a minority suspect gets shot by a known democrat, Obama voting, pro-civil rights, pro safe spaces, ultra liberal, all that speculation and hatred toward police of any kind of racial motive has much less traction.
the democrats condemning BLM, a terrorist orgaization, would help.
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Old 11-21-2016, 08:03 AM
 
Location: The Island of Misfit Toys
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the democrats condemning BLM, a terrorist orgaization, would help.
Way to avoid answering.
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Old 11-21-2016, 08:05 AM
 
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well most of these shootings have happened in democrat controlled cities. so....
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Old 11-21-2016, 08:06 AM
 
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PS, it does not shock me at all that a PROG would propose a political test to hiring. "be one of us or starve"
That right there is how PROGS think.


Folks, if you aren't a PROG, you need to know that is exactly what they believe.
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Old 11-21-2016, 09:17 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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This is already done as psychology has politicized itself long ago.
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Old 11-21-2016, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Barrington
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well most of these shootings have happened in democrat controlled cities. so....
Most of the most populous cities in the US trend Democrat.

There tends to be more of everything, good and bad, in densely populated cities.
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Old 11-21-2016, 09:31 AM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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A lot of the anger and hatred towards police officers can be said to stem from a perceived bias some police have for minorities.

Most all controversial police shootings of suspects usually have a suspicion of some kind of profiling or racial bias around them, even racism and sometimes questions about police being members of right wing white supremist groups that wear distinct tattoos.

Considering a lot of those policed have concerns that the suspected bias of many police officers is influenced by right wing political ideas, I think having a test that filtered out law enforcement applicants from the right of the political spectrum might help alleviate much of those suspicions and concerns minorities have about police encounters.

And it would probably save lives and reduce protests.

After all, if a minority suspect gets shot by a right wing republican voting, anti-civil rights cop, if the case is not open and shut, there's going to be a lot of speculation and possibly anger in regards to a possible malign motive.

But if a minority suspect gets shot by a known democrat, Obama voting, pro-civil rights, pro safe spaces, ultra liberal, all that speculation and hatred toward police of any kind of racial motive has much less traction.
Political testing? *beep* No. Psychological testing to weed out those unsuitable for the stress, danger, and power inherent in the job? Absolutely.
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