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Delusional Confirmation Bias 101: “This is why he takes a knee…”
Flopping Aces ^ | 09-06-18 | Wordsmith

Posted on 09/06/2018 12:49:29 PM PDT by Starman417

This is the story that came up on my newsfeed.  See the headline?  Almost every comment on the thread mentions something along the lines of, "This is why Kaepernick takes a knee".   Did these people click beyond the headline, have reading comprehension issues, or thinking comprehension issues?  Here is the story:

Police stopped, drew guns and handcuffed a black teenager on suspicion that he was robbing two white women he was in a car with, before it emerged that one of them was his grandmother and the other was giving them both a ride home from church.

The incident took place in Wauwatosa, in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin, on Sunday, after a bystander told police that he had witnessed what looked like a robbery of two white women in a blue Lexus vehicle. Police officers stopped the car and told the 18-year-old man, whose name was not given, to step out with his hands up, go on his knees and enter the police vehicle, before one of the officers approached the Lexus and soon realized the mistake.

“This is my grandson,” one of the women is heard telling the officer who asked her if she was OK, according to dashcam footage of the incident, broadcast by local NBC-affiliate TMJ4. “We’re on our way home from church to my house.”

The officer can be heard apologizing for “that guy not knowing what he was talking about,” referring to the man who had driven by the police vehicle to alert officers that the young man in the women’s car was “robbing them right now.”

“I’m sure he saw two old white ladies in a car with a black kid and he made some assumptions,” the woman can be heard saying, before the officer informed her that the man in question was black himself. “Oh my God. Then it’s even worse,” the woman exclaimed. The woman assured the officer that the teenager was no threat to either of them, telling the officer that her friend had known him since he was very young.

“It’s all good, he’s her grandson,” one officer is heard shouting to the squad car, before the young man was released.

The police officers said they could not locate the bystander who had alerted them to question him formally on what led him to suspect the young man was robbing the two women.

So those people pontificating "this is why Colin kneels" are essentially claiming Kapernick's whole animus for not standing during the National Anthem is based upon a distorted media-driven narrative of false reporting on racial prejudice and persecution based upon skin and ethnicity.  Because the "witness" who reported to the police what he saw or thinks he saw going on in the car, happens to be black himself.  And who's to say what drove him to that perception, which turned out to be mistaken?  Was it based upon racial prejudice against his own skin color (victim of institutionalized racism)?  Or movement and actions going on inside the car that could have led him or perhaps anyone to wonder?

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TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: colinkaepernick; dnctalkingpoint; dnctalkingpoints; formernflqb; kaepernick; mediawingofthednc; nfl; nike; partisanmediashills; presstitutes; smearmachine

1 posted on 09/06/2018 12:49:29 PM PDT by Starman417
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To: Starman417

Thanks for posting the background information.

2 posted on 09/06/2018 12:57:52 PM PDT by JayGalt (You can't teach a donkey how to tap dance.)
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Caller: I would like to report a possible robbery.

Dispatch: What are the races and genders of the possible perpetrator(s) and victim(s)?

Caller: The possible perp is a black man. The possible victims are white women.

Dispatch: I’m sorry. We can’t help you. We no longer handle calls with those specific demographics.

3 posted on 09/06/2018 1:13:37 PM PDT by CovenBuster (Make America a Constitutional Republic again)
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To: Starman417

So, there are racist black people out there that assume that other black people are criminals if they are with white women. THAT’s why Kapernick kneels? Got it.

Confirmation of Kapernick stupidity.

4 posted on 09/06/2018 1:14:46 PM PDT by Tenacious 1
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5 posted on 09/06/2018 1:16:44 PM PDT by JayGalt (You can't teach a donkey how to tap dance.)
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6 posted on 09/06/2018 1:30:20 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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So if you are a cop you turn the “politically blinded black” eye and let crime go unabated. Better the civilians want law enforcement and order than impose it.

7 posted on 09/06/2018 2:58:46 PM PDT by Jumper
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To: Tenacious 1

BOYCOTT NIKE! And Kapernick, too.

8 posted on 09/06/2018 6:10:30 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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