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De-Policing in America's Cities: Erasing the Thin Blue Line
A Different Drummer ^ | May, 2002 | Nicholas Stix

Posted on 05/24/2002 6:46:24 AM PDT by mrustow

Article shows that urban police departments have responded to the contradictory demands that they 1. reduce violent crime AND 2. go easy on the black and Hispanic men who in many cities have a virtual monopoly on crime, by engaging in de-policing and systematic fraud in the (under)reporting of crime.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: California; US: New York; US: Ohio; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: banglist; ccrm; cincinnati; depolicing; donutwatch; lawenforcement; losangeles; newyorkcity; philadelphia; racism; reverseracism
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The Philadelphia Story: When the Cops are Criminals

Solving Philadelphia Crime with an Eraser: The "Good Irishman" and the Race Man

1 posted on 05/24/2002 6:46:24 AM PDT by mrustow
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Our town....
2 posted on 05/24/2002 6:48:49 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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To: anniegetyourgun
Eventually, we will go back to the Jim Crow version of the law where "If it didn't affect white people, it didn't happen". Sad.
3 posted on 05/24/2002 6:50:28 AM PDT by AppyPappy
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4 posted on 05/24/2002 7:00:00 AM PDT by mrustow
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5 posted on 05/24/2002 7:00:46 AM PDT by mrustow
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6 posted on 05/24/2002 7:01:18 AM PDT by mrustow
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7 posted on 05/24/2002 7:01:55 AM PDT by mrustow
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To: anniegetyourgun
Philly?
8 posted on 05/24/2002 7:02:27 AM PDT by mrustow
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9 posted on 05/24/2002 7:03:24 AM PDT by mrustow
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10 posted on 05/24/2002 7:04:06 AM PDT by mrustow
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Seattle.
11 posted on 05/24/2002 7:04:30 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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12 posted on 05/24/2002 7:04:59 AM PDT by mrustow
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To: anniegetyourgun
Oh. Sorry to hear that. Over the past year, I've read a lot of articles on race-targeted crime in Seattle that go way beyond what this one says.
13 posted on 05/24/2002 7:07:08 AM PDT by mrustow
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14 posted on 05/24/2002 7:07:51 AM PDT by mrustow
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To: AppyPappy
The sad part is that it seems African-Americans in our town (Seattle) seem to want it that way. Anytime a white officer takes action involving someone from 'their community' they rally, involve the liberal media, whine, block freeways, etc. I give it a few years and the PD will have 'black units' to patrol the central district, etc. Oh sure, they'll have a few token whites in that unit, but they'll all be desk jockeys.
15 posted on 05/24/2002 7:08:38 AM PDT by anniegetyourgun
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16 posted on 05/24/2002 7:08:42 AM PDT by mrustow
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17 posted on 05/24/2002 7:09:51 AM PDT by mrustow
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18 posted on 05/24/2002 7:10:34 AM PDT by mrustow
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OK, so this will push what I'll term "non-gun" citizens (as opposed to the anti-gun types) to look closely at arming themselves, provide for their own security. And the problem with this response is. . . ?
19 posted on 05/24/2002 7:11:29 AM PDT by toddst
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20 posted on 05/24/2002 7:11:35 AM PDT by mrustow
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21 posted on 05/24/2002 7:12:35 AM PDT by mrustow
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22 posted on 05/24/2002 7:13:21 AM PDT by mrustow
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23 posted on 05/24/2002 7:14:05 AM PDT by mrustow
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24 posted on 05/24/2002 7:14:49 AM PDT by mrustow
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25 posted on 05/24/2002 7:15:27 AM PDT by mrustow
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26 posted on 05/24/2002 7:16:08 AM PDT by mrustow
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27 posted on 05/24/2002 7:16:52 AM PDT by mrustow
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28 posted on 05/24/2002 7:17:33 AM PDT by mrustow
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29 posted on 05/24/2002 7:18:46 AM PDT by mrustow
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30 posted on 05/24/2002 7:20:03 AM PDT by mrustow
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To: Red Face
wow, that's quite a story you told; how much america has changed in that the police officer just assumed that you were hostile to his agency and he totally discounted the idea that a citizen has a legitimate right to be concerned about those issues. It is very sad. The marxist mentality has had its way in our country and it is very difficult to put things back together.
32 posted on 05/24/2002 7:50:33 AM PDT by Red Jones
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that's a great group of articles you made available to us.
33 posted on 05/24/2002 7:51:01 AM PDT by Red Jones
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On June 10-11, 2000, New York police let black and Hispanic mobs assault dozens of white and Hispanic women, in Spanish Harlem and Central Park, before and after the Puerto Rican Day Parade. When NYPD officers were blamed for not cracking down on the mayhem, dozens of them responded that they had been ordered to go easy on black and Hispanic miscreants.

On June 19, 2000, when the Los Angeles Lakers won the NBA championship, rioters celebrated by smashing shop windows, looting, and setting police cars on fire, causing millions of dollars in damage. The LAPD stood down, and city leaders bragged about the non-policing strategy.

Now someone explain to me why Americans only need guns for hunting and target-practice?

And while we're at it, why is vigilantism, by definition, a bad thing?

34 posted on 05/24/2002 7:59:45 AM PDT by gitmo
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I also have to wonder why whites are criticized by liberals for leaving urban areas (white flight, urban sprawl, ridiculing suburbia) and also criticised for returning (gentrification). What the hell are we supposed to do, just shut up and die?
35 posted on 05/24/2002 8:08:33 AM PDT by Dakmar
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It's been said that you can't be a liberal if you aren't comfortable with having two conflicting ideas in your head at the same time....
36 posted on 05/24/2002 8:20:40 AM PDT by brianl703
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Yes, that's exactly what the wealthy white liberals who run the media want . All nonwealthy, nonelite whites are racistsexisthomophobicxenophobicrednecktrailertrash, and that's why (A.) horrific crimes against nonelite whites are kept out of the media whenever possible (see Jake Robel*, The Wiichita Horror*, The Texas 'Jaywalking' and Dragging cases*, The Flint Gang Assault, the Chicago Disembowelling and the Chicago Igniting, The South Carolina Skinning/Bleach Torture, etc etc) and (B) when such crimes cannot be kept out of the media, it is plain from the "tone" of the editorials that the main sympathy is felt for the poor deprived victim of socierty who 'lashed out'.

And this is why the Second Amendment is targeted for repeal , de facto or de jure: So the "rednecks" (will be easier prey.

* marks crimes covered here at FR. The other ones occured 1990-1997, before FR was up and running.

37 posted on 05/24/2002 8:25:55 AM PDT by kaylar
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Coppers aren't stupid. Why stick your neck out and risk a federal civil rights law-suit, or imprisonment for doing what you were hired to do. You can't get into trouble for doing nothing! You ought to get a look at Oakland or San Francisco. The hysterical Left has gone overboard with so-called police reforms, that have virtually ham-strung the Police. It has less to do with race, than it appears to be an attempt to organise all police departments to conform to some national standard (which ain't good)!
38 posted on 05/24/2002 8:38:09 AM PDT by old school
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yaah, well, this does not even include cops leaving the inner city dwellers to tear each other appart. Are too many hispanics and blacks in jail? Well, it sure ain't us who are putting them in their city wide jails as Democrats do.
39 posted on 05/24/2002 9:17:55 AM PDT by lavaroise
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In Clark County, a woman embezzled approximately $300,000 from a large medical practice, but the prosecutor has decided not to prosecute and let the case be handled civilly. My guess is that the embezzler's attorney, who seems to get too many crimal charges dismissed under unusual circumstances is a big reason. There is also the possiblity that the embezzler also had evidence of criminal conduct by other employees of her company and the company just tried to make the whole thing go away.
40 posted on 05/24/2002 10:29:19 AM PDT by connectthedots
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Eventually, we will go back to the Jim Crow version of the law where "If it didn't affect white people, it didn't happen". Sad.

Except that this time, it will be a bifurcated Jim Crow/Jim Snow system. In the cities, it will be, 'if it didn't happen to black people, it didn't happen'; In the suburbs, the roles will be reversed.

41 posted on 05/24/2002 10:55:22 AM PDT by mrustow
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To: anniegetyourgun
The sad part is that it seems African-Americans in our town (Seattle) seem to want it that way. Anytime a white officer takes action involving someone from 'their community' they rally, involve the liberal media, whine, block freeways, etc. I give it a few years and the PD will have 'black units' to patrol the central district, etc. Oh sure, they'll have a few token whites in that unit, but they'll all be desk jockeys.

I remember the black preachers who raged at the Seattle media for showing pictures of black mobs beating, maiming, robbing and murdering whites during Mardi Gras last year. The news photographers had actually censored themselves; after catching a few shots of violence, they would turn away. But the black preachers and community leaders forgot to thank them for that. Black leaders demanded the media stop showing black criminals in the act.

The part about rallying and blocking freeways, etc., is news to me. Do you have any cites/links/names of cases/general dates (e.g., March, 2001)? I'd love to do some research on the matter.

42 posted on 05/24/2002 11:38:49 AM PDT by mrustow
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43 posted on 05/24/2002 11:40:22 AM PDT by mrustow
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44 posted on 05/24/2002 11:41:45 AM PDT by mrustow
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45 posted on 05/24/2002 11:42:45 AM PDT by mrustow
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46 posted on 05/24/2002 11:44:57 AM PDT by mrustow
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47 posted on 05/24/2002 11:46:05 AM PDT by mrustow
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48 posted on 05/24/2002 11:47:15 AM PDT by mrustow
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49 posted on 05/24/2002 11:48:10 AM PDT by mrustow
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50 posted on 05/24/2002 11:49:13 AM PDT by mrustow
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