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Comment: Re:The wrong problem (Score 1) 1018

by nedlohs (#48466061) Attached to: Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

So what?

Do you really think that the police will ignore a 911 call about a robbery because the caller wasn't an owner/employee of the store? How long do you propose they spend trying to verify that the caller is an owner/employee before sending police on every 911 call involving a store? And is that only for store robberies, should they wait until they've verified who the caller is on all 911 calls before doing anything?

Comment: Re:I just don't understand (Score 1) 1018

by nedlohs (#48457077) Attached to: Officer Not Charged In Michael Brown Shooting

Of course not. Because the law allows the police to use force in situation that are illegal for non-police. And that continues up the scale to deadly force. So it can be legal for a police officer to use deadly force in a situation that would be illegal for a non-police officer to do so.

Comment: Re:Education versus racism (Score 1) 473

by nedlohs (#48452765) Attached to: Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

By the csv file for 2012 avalable at: http://www.nyclu.org/content/s...

57.9% of (black|black-hispanic) people who were stopped were arrested.
65.7% of the people whose race was recorded and it wasn't black or black-hispanic who were stopped were arrested.

61.7% of stops were of black or black-hispanic people.

So they stop the people who are less likely to be arrested more often. So where are your stats?

Comment: And the problem is? (Score 1) 473

by nedlohs (#48448981) Attached to: Cops 101: NYC High School Teaches How To Behave During Stop-and-Frisk

"It's unlikely that a high school student would come away with any other conclusion than the police are a fearful group to be avoided at all costs," says Eugene O'Donnell, a former police office

That's the current state of affairs, so it would seem they are teaching exactly what they should be.

On the bright side breaking the law is a good way to have contact with the police and hence one of those costs is to not break the law.

On the less bright side, that means not making contact with the police to report crimes and wanted people, since it isn't worth the risk of contact with police: http://www.kgw.com/story/news/...

And if someone needs medical attention, 911 is not the way to do so, especially if they they might have seizures or anything the police might interprete as not obeying their god like commands: http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/l..., http://www.nhregister.com/gene..., http://fox59.com/2013/02/05/ep..., http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/l..., http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2...

So hopefully you have the number of a medical service rather than the generic let's send the police anyway 911 call.

And yes people lie, and some of those are probably people lying, but there have been enough cases to end in court with the one claiming they were having a seizure or similar winning.

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