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'COPS' Creator Reveals Intentional Distortions on Race and Crime
Townhall ^ | May 31, 2011 | Guy Benson

Posted on 06/01/2011 6:57:20 AM PDT by mcosta79

John Langley, the creator of the long-running FOX program, COPS...says he's irked by some media critics who accuse the show of perpetuating stereotypes about "people of color" by depicting a disproportionate percentage of minority suspects. Au Contraire, Langley protests, he intentionally shows an inordinate number of white suspects in order to side-step the facts. "I show more white people than, statistically, what the truth is."

(Excerpt) Read more at townhall.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: bias; hollywood; lawenforcement; media; msm; urban
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1 posted on 06/01/2011 6:57:26 AM PDT by mcosta79
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To: mcosta79

So they are purposefully playing down how the police keep blacks down /racehustler


2 posted on 06/01/2011 7:00:17 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: mcosta79

The Bible says “Live the life to which you were assigned by God.”

Sheesh, sorry if you are mad that you were born in any particular way, sorry if you are jealous of those that were born the way you wish you were, but there is nothing to be done about it, kapish?


3 posted on 06/01/2011 7:00:22 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: mcosta79

Are di-ver-sit-tie is are strenf!


4 posted on 06/01/2011 7:00:50 AM PDT by Slump Tester (What if I'm pregnant Teddy? Errr-ahh -Calm down Mary Jo, we'll cross that bridge when we come to it)
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To: mcosta79

I once saw a stat on this site that took my breath away.
If you took out black and hispanic crime verses only white
crime compared to only the white population. There was
virtually no crime in the country.


5 posted on 06/01/2011 7:01:45 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: Dr. Ursus

The only thing I notice about the perps on COPS is that they are all living in Florida.


6 posted on 06/01/2011 7:02:57 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

....and frequently shirtless!


8 posted on 06/01/2011 7:08:22 AM PDT by Blue Jays (Rock Hard, Ride Free)
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To: massgopguy

LOL. It’s a target rich environment.


9 posted on 06/01/2011 7:08:39 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: mcosta79

Here is a more accurate picture.

http://www.thugreport.com/


10 posted on 06/01/2011 7:09:39 AM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: mcosta79

Can’t let the truth get in the way of political correctness...


11 posted on 06/01/2011 7:09:42 AM PDT by apillar
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To: massgopguy

Mullet patrol.


12 posted on 06/01/2011 7:10:15 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Dr. Ursus
It's impossible to fully disambiguate, but the implications of the data are interesting.
13 posted on 06/01/2011 7:13:39 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: mcosta79
Watch the TV show “First 48” that tracks the first 48 hours of homicide investigations. There is a definite demographic trend.
14 posted on 06/01/2011 7:13:39 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: mcosta79

The only time I notice any racial aspect of COPS is when a white cop chases down a black perp. On foot, I mean. It always surprises me.


15 posted on 06/01/2011 7:17:14 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: anton
genetic predisposition for violence that black people have

Do you have anything to back this up? Something that controls for culture?

I think their is very little "genetic" to it, and that it is 99.9% culture related.

16 posted on 06/01/2011 7:17:58 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: MileHi
This isn't random this is organized ... I'm sure there are more

Long Island Beach Riot

Why was North Avenue Beach really closed? [Gang violence/Flash Mobs in Chicago]

Vandals Destroy Bucks County Park Facilities, Causing $Thousands In Damage

Caught On Tape: Miami Beach Shooting - Memorial Day Weekend 2011

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17 posted on 06/01/2011 7:18:06 AM PDT by Elle Bee
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To: MileHi

I think I’ve watched one episode of First 48. It was filmed in Minneapolis.

One Somali on homeless white guy murder. One Somali on white guy looking for directions murder and one gang on gang murder.


18 posted on 06/01/2011 7:18:39 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Dr. Ursus

Could you repost your point. I, and many others I assume, didn’t get what you were factoring out of and into your statistics.


19 posted on 06/01/2011 7:19:00 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: massgopguy

and wifebeater shirts bump


20 posted on 06/01/2011 7:20:27 AM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (7 days - 7 ways a Guero y Guay Lao >>> with a floating, shifting, ever changing persona.....)
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To: apillar
Political Correctness = Cultural Marxism
21 posted on 06/01/2011 7:21:13 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: anton
This whole problem is all about black culture and the genetic predisposition for violence that black people have.

Culture yes, genetic predisposition, no
22 posted on 06/01/2011 7:21:35 AM PDT by slumber1 (Don't taze me bro!)
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To: Slump Tester

Spell czech is knot yore friend! 8^)


23 posted on 06/01/2011 7:21:58 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: anton
"...genetic predisposition for violence that black people have"

Is that you, Mr Duke?

24 posted on 06/01/2011 7:23:05 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: mcosta79

There is a completely different side of this story.

The prison system needs to keep a certain ratio of black/white inmates. The new inmates are mostly black which results in no whites getting parole. Whites spend most or all of their sentences.


25 posted on 06/01/2011 7:23:23 AM PDT by RadiationRomeo (Step into my mind and glimpse the madness that is me)
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To: mcosta79

He is showing more black criminals than is deemed politically useful by the left.


26 posted on 06/01/2011 7:23:57 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: massgopguy

You obviously haven’t seen the episodes done in Pierce County, Washington...and there were several.

We’ve got the same type of thugs, nutballs, and freaks as they do in South Florida...just with a worse climate.


27 posted on 06/01/2011 7:24:16 AM PDT by hoagy62 (Help stamp out crack-pull up your pants.)
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To: Texas Eagle
The only time I notice any racial aspect of COPS is when a white cop chases down a black perp. On foot, I mean. It always surprises me. LOL. "Why don't I see that on Monday Night Football!?"
28 posted on 06/01/2011 7:24:38 AM PDT by mcosta79 (Legal mass immigration is unnecessary and anachronistic. Illegal immigration is invasion.)
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To: anton
You'll have to document that "genetic predisposition for violence" thing. Something often in the past alleged of Irish, Scot-Irish (Ulster) and even German people ("The Blonde Beast") --- but overall eludes genetic proof.

My money's on culture, the most important element of which is family tructure. At the time of the Harlem Renaissance ----an historic upsurge in African-American creativity in the arts, music, drama, literature, scholarship and civic leadership --- 90% of the black childred in Harlem lived in intact- married- mother'n'father households. Now the statistic is almost exactly reversed.

Believe me, family structure is the biggie. That, and active membership in a Christian church.

29 posted on 06/01/2011 7:26:41 AM PDT by Mrs. Don-o (Dic mihi solum facta, domina - Just the facts, ma'am...)
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To: mcosta79
"Why don't I see that on Monday Night Football!?"

Exactly.

30 posted on 06/01/2011 7:27:59 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: MrB

Understand that publishing on the genetic link to violence is a career ending event, so what literature is published is pretty oblique. but, there is no question about it. Start by Googling MAO-A and gene and you will get the drift.

Professors are fired and funding lost for any mention of this verboten topic. Like the Bell Curve was buried three decades ago.


31 posted on 06/01/2011 7:28:11 AM PDT by anton
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To: safeasthebanks
Why not check out the statistics world wide among african populations? This is not just an American problem. In particular consider Biafra and Rwanda.
32 posted on 06/01/2011 7:29:31 AM PDT by BillM
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To: mcosta79

All one needs to do is get a police scanner. Listen to reports of assault, robbery, grab and run shoplifting and whatever... then note the physical description of the perps.


33 posted on 06/01/2011 7:29:37 AM PDT by steveo (PETO-VT-IN-MARI-SVB-CRVCE-AVSTRALI-SEPELIAR)
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To: anton
...the genetic predisposition for violence that black people have...

Source, please?

Cultural, for sure, but genetic? That sounds like the stuff the Klan promoted a hundred years ago.

34 posted on 06/01/2011 7:29:59 AM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: MrB

Yeah, I don’t think it’s genetic. Resentment justified by politicians has a lot to do with it.


35 posted on 06/01/2011 7:30:35 AM PDT by yldstrk (My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: slumber1
Culture yes, genetic predisposition, no

Agreed, its driven by race pimps who get rich by keeping blacks angry.
36 posted on 06/01/2011 7:31:37 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Dr. Ursus
I once saw a stat on this site that took my breath away. If you took out black and hispanic crime verses only white crime compared to only the white population. There was virtually no crime in the country.

Yes, crime is mostly cultural. If you want to predict the crime rates of a particular group in America, look at the crime rates of the country that they or their ancestors came from. You will find that they are very close.

As an example, homicide rates are some of the most accurate statistics that we can track, so they bypass a lot of error producing problems with gathering and reporting statistics. The rate of homicides of Japanese Americans is slightly lower than the rate of Japanese in Japan, which is quite low indeed.

37 posted on 06/01/2011 7:32:14 AM PDT by marktwain
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To: anton
Cultural rather than genetic and the "black" culture of the present was constructed by the Left in America. Black crime stats were much lower relative to the present in the forties and fifties when blacks were making the move out of the still relatively impoverished south into the northern manufacturing cities. They brought their family values and Christianity with them and were working up through the system as all immigrant or quasi immigrant in this case, populations have done in the USofA until they hit the mud of the War on Poverty and the mud got thicker and thicker until it more resembles cured cement.
38 posted on 06/01/2011 7:32:21 AM PDT by arthurus (Read Hazlitt's "Economics In One Lesson.")
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To: Dr. Ursus

A lot of crimes are black-on-black. Young black males are the most likely to be a victim of murder. Black male unemployment is at a 40 year high.


39 posted on 06/01/2011 7:32:44 AM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open ( <o> ---)
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To: BillM

That’s still not controlling for culture.
Yes, African cultures are dysfunctional, and produce criminals (by Western standards).

And my reference to our standards vs theirs is simply an acknowledgement that some things we consider crimes are accepted in their cultures.


40 posted on 06/01/2011 7:34:14 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: anton

I’m not responding to all of you on this genetic predisposition thing. Just start reading on it and you will see. It is indisputable. Just get on Google for a bit and then come back and insult me with some information where MAO A gene patterns in black populations has been refuted as a genetic marker to violence. I think you will re-assess your skepticism.


41 posted on 06/01/2011 7:34:14 AM PDT by anton
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To: mcosta79

WHAT? So you mean Hollywood practices political correctness at the expense of the TRUTH??!! GEE WHIZ!!! Seems IMPOSSIBLE, doesn’t it!!!


42 posted on 06/01/2011 7:34:33 AM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: BillM

Um, no , why don’t YOU provide the statistics, seeing as you’re one of the ones making the ridiculous “genetic” argument. And while you’re at it, make sure you do a “compare and contract” to all those killed in Europe (whites killing whites, if I remember correctly) during WW1 and WW2. Or how about the American Civil War? Need I continue?


43 posted on 06/01/2011 7:38:01 AM PDT by safeasthebanks ("The most rewarding part, was when he gave me my money!" - Dr. Nick)
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To: anton

I hope you didn’t take my questioning as “insulting”.


I’m not even sure, however, that your studies of MAO-A gene patterns is conclusive of a genetic predisposition to violence. Genetic isolation and cultural isolation go hand in hand, having a common cause, but not a causATIVE relationship.

IE, there is a correlation between MAO-A gene patterns and the black population, and there is a correlation between violent cultural tendencies and the black population,
but there is/may be no _causation_ between MAO-A gene patterns and violent tendencies.


44 posted on 06/01/2011 7:38:49 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working for)
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To: yldstrk

What verse is that?


45 posted on 06/01/2011 7:41:20 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: cripplecreek

You have a skewed view of the show then.


46 posted on 06/01/2011 7:43:12 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: mcosta79

Judge Judy and other court shows have what seem to be an inordinate number of blacks suing one another. What I notice, however, is that dumb doesn’t discriminate. Whites on camera suffer from the same ailment. It’s sad, though, to see the English language mutilated so badly on a regular basis.

Didn’t Philly recently complain that an inordinate number of black crimes were being reported/prosecuted? It gave the city and black residents a bad reputation. Maybe businesses fleeing the city, etc.. Urban blight, Detroit here we come.


47 posted on 06/01/2011 7:44:11 AM PDT by hershey
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Very depressing. Slavery was the dumbest thing America ever did.


48 posted on 06/01/2011 7:44:11 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Elle Bee

Those stories do not bode well for things to come.


49 posted on 06/01/2011 7:44:41 AM PDT by MileHi ( "It's coming down to patriots vs the politicians." - ovrtaxt)
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To: RadiationRomeo

Wow. Source?


50 posted on 06/01/2011 7:46:14 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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