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Sun May 27, 2018, 04:13 PM

On 'White Fear Being Weaponized' And How To Respond

https://n.pr/2Lwwxux

On the other side of the ledger, people who were fighting against this kind of ethos in our country this very punitive, racialized ethos want to resist this now, so they're much more likely to pull out their cellphones ... and because of cellphone video and its ubiquitous role in this conversation, all of us are bearing witness to the problem.

Policing in general, it's got to begin to reflect on the fact that people who they've been policing under various forms of zero-tolerance policies or "broken windows" policies has created tremendous mistrust and done tremendous harm in those communities.

And as such, every police encounter between a white caller and an African-American or Latino suspect doesn't come with a blank slate. It comes with a history. It comes with a present. And police agencies have to develop new training protocols that deliberately deal with that. I like to think that we could imagine a situation where these nuisance calls are quite distinctly handled from emergency phone calls.

We've got to come up with some policies that raise the costs of bad behavior of treating people differently than you would want to be treated. And that is a problem of white fear being weaponized, and that is a problem of police officers being a little too prickly when people are upset about having been judged harshly or inappropriately.

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gollygee May 2018 OP
guillaumeb May 2018 #1
gollygee May 2018 #2
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gollygee May 2018 #4
Mike Rows His Boat May 2018 #5
guillaumeb May 2018 #6
RandomAccess May 2018 #7
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Response to gollygee (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2018, 04:14 PM

1. The first police in the colonies was a slave patrol.

And that aspect is still present.

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Sun May 27, 2018, 04:19 PM

2. Right - it isn't new. This is how it was designed to work.

And it won't ever get fixed if we think this is some new problem and things just have to be tweaked a bit.

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Response to gollygee (Reply #2)

Sun May 27, 2018, 04:21 PM

3. I would suspect that many whites do not see a problem at all. eom

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #3)

Sun May 27, 2018, 04:22 PM

4. Yeah I'd bet money on that. :( nt

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #1)

Sun May 27, 2018, 04:23 PM

5. And, later on, they became the enforcers of anti labor magnates/corporations. n/t

 

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Response to Mike Rows His Boat (Reply #5)

Sun May 27, 2018, 04:24 PM

6. Agreed.

Protecting the interests of the rich exploiters.

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Response to gollygee (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2018, 09:06 PM

7. I want to see civilian review panels in every city with

 

more than about 10,000 people. And panels with TEETH.

Community Policing, of course.

And let's get rid of the damn Nazis and Klansmen:

The FBI Has Quietly Investigated White Supremacist Infiltration of Law Enforcement
https://theintercept.com/2017/01/31/the-fbi-has-quietly-investigated-white-supremacist-infiltration-of-law-enforcement/

FBI's warning of white supremacists infiltrating law enforcement nearly forgotten
by Samuel V. Jones | May 12, 2015
http://thegrio.com/2015/05/12/fbi-white-supremacists-law-enforcement/

Anonymous Begins Publishing Identities of KKK Politicians and Cops
http://countercurrentnews.com/2015/11/anonymous-exposes-politicians-and-cops/

KKK Has Infiltrated US Police Departments for Decades
http://www.alternet.org/civil-liberties/kkk-has-infiltrated-us-police-departments-decades

It's time to admit police have a history of connections with the KKK
http://fusion.net/story/245527/police-history-kkk-connections/

"White Supremacist Infiltration of Law Enforcement"
http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/402521/doc-26-white-supremacist-infiltration.pdf

FBI warned of white supremacists in law enforcement 10 years ago. Has anything changed?
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/fbi-white-supremacists-in-law-enforcement

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Response to gollygee (Original post)

Sun May 27, 2018, 09:19 PM

8. Jason Johnson: "This is what White Nationalism looks like as policy." nt

 

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