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BrilloPad
4th December 2014, 10:51
BBC News - Eric Garner death: US orders civil rights inquiry (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-30323750)

The US justice department is to launch a civil rights investigation into the death of Eric Garner, a black man who was placed in an apparent chokehold by a white New York police officer.

Why do they have to use the terms black and white? I believe the average American cop of whatever colour is quite capable of murdering an innocent citizen of whatever colour.

GlenW
4th December 2014, 10:53
BBC News - Eric Garner death: US orders civil rights inquiry (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-30323750)

The US justice department is to launch a civil rights investigation into the death of Eric Garner, a black man who was placed in an apparent chokehold by a white New York police officer.

Why do they have to use the terms black and white? I believe the average American cop of whatever colour is quite capable of murdering an innocent citizen of whatever colour.
Yes, but the white cops do murder a disproportionately large number of black citizens.

SimonMac
4th December 2014, 10:54
Because it makes a better story

BrilloPad
4th December 2014, 11:22
Because it makes a better story

I could understand it in the wail - but I thought the BBC was above this sort of malarky.

vetran
4th December 2014, 11:24
I could understand it in the wail - but I thought the BBC was above this sort of malarky.

The BBC are above it if the offender isn't white, but they delight in painting whites as racists.

BrilloPad
4th December 2014, 11:32
George Osborne accuses BBC of ‘hyperbolic’ coverage of Autumn Statement - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/autumn-statement/11272781/George-Osborne-accuses-BBC-of-hyperbolic-coverage-of-Autumn-Statement.html)

Someon else unhappy with the BBC....

d000hg
4th December 2014, 11:49
The BBC are above it if the offender isn't white, but they delight in painting whites as racists.The stats back them up (in this area, not in life generally)

vetran
4th December 2014, 12:01
The stats back them up (in this area, not in life generally)

what that there are more violent white racists ? Not seen those stats.

There are more Black people arrested and injured by the police but they are also more likely to be proportionally involved in violence on the streets.

xoggoth
4th December 2014, 12:15
Don't blame the BBC. It is relevant in practice. White cop kills black guy = riots usually. Cops of whatever colour killing anyone else of whatever colour is a purely local issue. Same in the UK.

d000hg
4th December 2014, 14:04
what that there are more violent white racists ? Not seen those stats.

There are more Black people arrested and injured by the police but they are also more likely to be proportionally involved in violence on the streets.Stats on who white and black cops arrest/question? Stats on who is sentenced to the death penalty and who actually gets killed?

When you say black people are more likely to be involved in crimes, is that because they're the ones who get caught since they're the ones the cops target? ;)

Also, you're suggesting cops should target black people since it's more likely they are guilty?

It's fairly incontrovertible that if a white cop pulls up, you're far better to be white than black.

GlenW
4th December 2014, 14:06
It's fairly incontrovertible that if a white cop pulls up, you're far better to be white than black.
Phew! That's alright then.

FatLazyContractor
4th December 2014, 14:06
Stats on who white and black cops arrest/question? Stats on who is sentenced to the death penalty and who actually gets killed?

You aren't back on Statistics, are you? :D

NotAllThere
4th December 2014, 14:31
Yes, but the white cops do murder a disproportionately large number of black citizens.

Do they? Is that why there are so many white cops in prison for murder? :ohwell

If you arm police, you are implicitly accepting a certain number of killings of people by officers. Some of whom will be innocent. That is why if armed police give you instructions you are in imminent danger of death. If you do exactly what they say, you might get out of it alive. If you don't, and get shot dead, it isn't murder - it's suicide. If you do follow their instructions, you might still get shot dead because we're dealing with fallible human beings. Unless it can be shown that it was deliberate and calculated and carried no hint of self-defence, it's not murder. It's the price we pay for having armed police.

GlenW
4th December 2014, 14:36
Do they? Is that why there are so many white cops in prison for murder? :ohwell

No, there aren't a lot of white cops in prison for murder, that's why they continue to do it.

NotAllThere
4th December 2014, 14:39
No, there aren't a lot of white cops in prison for murder, that's why they continue to do it.

It's got nothing to do with being white. It's simply being an armed officer. You racist. :ohwell

GlenW
4th December 2014, 14:48
It's got nothing to do with being white. It's simply being an armed officer. You racist. :ohwell
It isn't racist to criticise white people, especially male, middle-class, heterosexual white people, which most of these policemen are.

vetran
4th December 2014, 14:52
Stats on who white and black cops arrest/question? Stats on who is sentenced to the death penalty and who actually gets killed?

When you say black people are more likely to be involved in crimes, is that because they're the ones who get caught since they're the ones the cops target? ;)

Also, you're suggesting cops should target black people since it's more likely they are guilty?

It's fairly incontrovertible that if a white cop pulls up, you're far better to be white than black.

Try googling for Prison population and racial profiling.

You can also find stats on stop & search.

not seen any figures in your post as usual.

vetran
4th December 2014, 14:53
It's got nothing to do with being white. It's simply being an armed officer. You racist. :ohwell

the riots might have something to do with that though.

d000hg
4th December 2014, 16:14
not seen any figures in your post as usual.You flipping hypocrite.

vetran
4th December 2014, 16:17
You flipping hypocrite.

Just copying you, asking for stats when you don't like a post.

Your Petard is ready sir!