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Old Today, 06:16 AM
 
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Point out the racial undertones in the marketing. I swear those who hallucinate racism are full blown nuts.
And those of you who deny racism exists (except when you point out black racism of course) like to ignore anything short of a white hood could possibly be racist.

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Old Today, 06:21 AM
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Has anyone ever seen the ads for these devices? They always show white people committing the crimes.
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Old Today, 06:24 AM
 
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Actually, most of the porch pirate videos I have seen were white. Many were dog walking. Think the dog may be the cover for them.
Yep usually white teenage punks.
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Old Today, 06:24 AM
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And those of you who deny racism exists (except when you point out black racism of course) like to ignore anything short of a white hood could possibly be racist.
Who is denying racism exists? Doorbell cams are not racist, and neither is the concept of doorbell cams. There are plenty of potential concerns about them but racism isn't one of them. No racial angle needed here and it's ridiculous for the reporters who made this article to try to push one. It's a distraction from the real issue.
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Old Today, 06:27 AM
 
Location: NY
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Why are white people so obsessed with race????

Why is race such an issue?
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Old Today, 06:29 AM
 
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I think these cameras will do the opposite of what this English professor is imagining.

In my observation, people with surveillance cameras on their homes DO tend to believe the crimes are being committed by people of color. And construction workers. (Who, btw, seem to be great witnesses for solving daytime crime, not committing it).

Here you'll have it. You'll be able to SEE who is committing the crimes and solve the question once and for all. Is it people of color, or not? I would say the video wouldn't reinforce race barriers, but in many cases, knock them down. Nothing's worse than having crimes committed and you just have GUESS who is committing them.

BTW, some interesting things caught on Ring around here:

1. The dog walker didn't walk the dogs, but rather, let them out in the backyard for about 10 minutes

2. The three hour maid service only really stayed an hour and 15 minutes

3. There was strung-out looking guy who scaled a home's 2 story stone pillars like a monkey, and spent some time hanging out on the roof
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Old Today, 06:31 AM
 
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And those of you who deny racism exists (except when you point out black racism of course) like to ignore anything short of a white hood could possibly be racist.
That’s because you guys use the word too often. You use the word racist for anything you don’t like or for anyone who disagrees with you. It’s basically the boy who cried Wolf and we’re starting to get desensitized to it. Use it appropriately and perhaps we will take you more seriously.

Also if crime is down perhaps the cameras are partially the reason. I wonder if the writer of that article had considered this.
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Old Today, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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Why are white people so obsessed with race????
What makes you think AMY FORLITI and MATT O'BRIEN (the authors of the article) are white? They might be-not sure. The OP is commenting on the utter stupidity of those people labeling doorbell cams as racist, not about race. To answer your question, you'd have to talk to the authors.
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Old Today, 06:36 AM
 
Location: My beloved Bluegrass
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Lol - we got one in Northern Virginia to avoid answering the door when people kept ringing our bell offering to trim our trees, hoping to collect for some charity, sell us new windows, or other annoying things. It was awesome. We don’t have that issue here, too far to walk between homes, so we haven’t gotten one.

On the other hand, they don’t record based on the race of the person so it seems like they would be the opposite of a tool of racism. I imagine they show the perps are more likely than not the same race as the bulk of the residents of the neighborhood.
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Old Today, 06:37 AM
 
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What makes you think AMY FORLITI and MATT O'BRIEN (the authors of the article) are white? They might be-not sure. The OP is commenting on the utter stupidity of those people labeling doorbell cams as racist, not about race. To answer your question, you'd have to talk to the authors.
Well, actually, the contention about suspicion of minorities is a quote by an English Professor. It's not an opinion of the authors of the story.
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