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Bernardo de La Paz

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Canadian who lived for many years in Northern California and left a bit of my heart there.

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To other posters in this thread: before high tech gadgetry get rid of ticket quotas.

Devise other means to measure law enforcement activity than ticket quotas.

Get rid of civil forfeiture. [font color="purple"]Fundamentally it is ass-backwards to make police forces into revenue agents and to make police forces depend on revenue generation for funding.[/font]

But, of course, this is the result of Republican strangulation of government services while at the same time out of the other side of their mouth they are piously saying platitudes about "respect for law and order" and "support our police".

Further, demand accountability from leadership on down, but heaviest on the leadership. Fire chiefs and deputy chiefs if people die for the wrong reasons (police die or black people die or anybody dies from lack of training or greed or whatever).

Use existing tech well: body cams & car cams (front, back, and wide angle) on all the time on duty, no ability to switch off. A malfunctioning body cam means return to station to get fitted with a functioning one just like a radio malfunction or vehicle failure. With regard to privacy issues, independent bodies can review footage for release whenever it is requested (like after incidents) so that sensitivity can be shown (child custody, domestic disturbances, etc.).

Posted by Bernardo de La Paz | Sun Jul 10, 2016, 02:23 PM (0 replies)

Islamophobia is a proxy for Anti-Semitism, since Arabs and Jews are both 'Semites'.

It is more difficult to be overtly against Jews in the US these days, just like it is more difficult to be overtly against african-Americans these days, compared to, say, 60 years ago.

However, it is there, below the surface, and stronger in some segments of the population.

Guess which segments are simultaneously less sensitive to anti-semitism, less respectful of Obama's heritage, less respectful of Jews, and overtly Islamophobic?
Posted by Bernardo de La Paz | Mon Jul 4, 2016, 06:35 AM (0 replies)
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