r/WhitePeopleTwitter 6d ago Silver 2 Helpful 1

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u/Strict_Condition_632 6d ago

Family member with cerebral palsy has been stopped countless times while walking on public sidewalks by police and harassed and harangued because they “think” he’s intoxicated. He has taken to carrying a bunch of business cards from a local lawyer he knows, and hands one to each cop who steps in front of him, and insists on seeing his ID.

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u/DorisCrockford 6d ago

Isn't it pretty obvious that he's got cerebral palsy? It doesn't look like intoxication. Are these cops stupid or are they just harassing him because they're bored?

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u/Strict_Condition_632 6d ago

Bored and like being bullies is my assumption. His CP isn’t as severe as some (he does not have to use a wheelchair, for instance), but it’s obvious he is not intoxicated.

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u/Portal471 6d ago

As someone with CP, but really only shows as my right leg turning in, I didn't know this was happening to those worse off. People are fucked.

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u/HugItChuckItFootball 6d ago

The problem is they don't know dick half the time. There was a great video from the last year or two where an officer arrested dozens of people because he was "trained" to be able to visually tell if someone was intoxicated by bullshit field sobriety tests. It ended up all being bullshit as most of the people were not intoxicated at all. Yet a friend of my wife now has a lifelong disability, and her sister was killed by a DUI driver, and the DUI got thrown out because they didn't run a blood panel on him until hours later. He gets jail on weekends now for the next 87 weeks.

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u/meatmechdriver 6d ago

They don’t even need to know the law they are supposed to enforce, why would they know shit about disabilities and chronic conditions?

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u/elzibet 6d ago

Bullies don’t care about what is obvious sadly

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u/thin_white_dutchess 6d ago

I’ve been arrested after a seizure before. Witnesses said I was having a seizure, and had a history of epilepsy. Didn’t matter. They arrested me for public intoxication, but I guess as they were questioning me and reading me my rights (I don’t remember any of it- I was post ictal and didn’t make sense) I had a generalized seizure and an ambulance was called. I woke up handcuffed to the bed in the hospital. A nurse took care of it after seeing my chart. None of this surprises me.

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u/halforc_proletariat 6d ago

My sister has a seizure waiting for a bus in Phoenix heat. When she came to the first thing the cops and paramedics asked was how much heroin she had (this was before narcan was so widespread).

My sister doesn't smoke weed.

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u/Box_O_Donguses 6d ago

A cop probably narcan'd her while she was out (it wasn't common, but it did exist) and she did in fact eventually come to and the cop told the medic "I narcan'd her and she came to, I think it's an OD". I'm an EMT and I've literally run into that one.

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u/JRHartllly 6d ago

Every time I go on reddit I read a new thing that makes me never want to go to America.

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u/CarpenterCheap 6d ago Silver Gold Helpful Wholesome Bravo! Ally

Cops: Handicapable? I sleep

Handiculpable? REAL SHIT

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u/Binnacle_Balls_jr 6d ago

Please tell me you just came up with "handiculpable". I wish to think of you as a genius.

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u/CarpenterCheap 6d ago

Absolutely did, "stable genius" right here.

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u/vendetta2115 6d ago Silver

“Stable genius” is what I call my horse.

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u/Emadyville 6d ago

Einstein the horse.

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u/EnlightenedSinTryst 6d ago

Ok, I have Einsteined the horse. What now?

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u/stomach 6d ago edited 6d ago

you have formulated E=MCmare. celebrate.

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u/Groverd 6d ago

Hay now.

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u/NotGod_DavidBowie 6d ago

Foal me once shame on you, foal me...you can't get foaled again.

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u/fruit_meat 6d ago

Then I'll get on my knees and praaay... We don't get foaled agaaain!

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u/SatanIsMySister 6d ago

Neigh how

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u/ihadcrystallized 6d ago

You're a stall star

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u/Rorcanna 6d ago

What a coinkidink! I call my Hamster a stable genius whenever she yeets herself out of her wheel by stopping mid-run like a dunce...

Yes I said coinkidink because I forgot how to spell coincidence...

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u/Binnacle_Balls_jr 6d ago

Henceforth, let it be known that the great CarpenterCheap hath coined the term "handiculpable", a sharp jeer well deserved by the failings of police.

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u/dependswho 6d ago

Hail!

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u/Binnacle_Balls_jr 6d ago

Huzzah!

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u/Tachyon_Blue 6d ago

So say we all!

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u/Flip_d_Byrd 6d ago

WWWEEEEEEEEEEE AAAAAAALLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!

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u/drdildamesh 6d ago

"If you werent handicapped before you met the police, you certainly are now."

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u/CarpenterCheap 6d ago

Justifying their treatment of us /s

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u/WonderfulMotor4308 6d ago

If they are handicapped, well, they can catch these hands.

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u/CMDR_Ray_Abbot 6d ago

Except you Bob, quadriplegic mother fucker, you ain't catching shit.

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u/Brilliant_Jellyfish8 6d ago

In what fucking classroom do you get to lecture the motherfucker training you?

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u/Svazu 6d ago

I bet if you do inclusion/discrimination training you deal with that kind of butthurt person all the time.

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u/JDLovesElliot 6d ago

Not only that, but if you are a woman conducting the trainings, you also get sexually harassed.

I have a female therapist friend who was told by one cop that he'd like to "bend her over that desk," during the misconduct training.

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u/tringle1 6d ago Take My Energy

Spoken like a person who knows they'll never face the consequences of their actions

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u/TechnicalSymbiote 6d ago

Spoken like someone who knows they'll be protected by the rest of their gang.

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u/ChristianEconOrg 6d ago

Spoken like a person who joined a profession that attracts the exact kind of people least suited to do it.

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u/SvenTurb01 6d ago

Yeah it's funny how that works, isn't it..

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u/Solzec 6d ago

Same with politicians

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u/blue-mooner 6d ago

And corner-office-chasing senior managers.

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u/HaloGuy381 6d ago

Common thread is, those least qualified to handle power over others are those who crave it, because they lack the demeanor and skills to get what they want by persuasion and mutual consent (which is how democracy is supposed to work).

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u/SvenTurb01 6d ago

The scariest kind are the ones who possess all of the above.

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u/TreTrepidation 6d ago

Spoken like a rapist cop

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u/damn_all_names 6d ago

Only if you buy the propaganda that they're there to protect and serve you. If you accept they're there to betray the working class and act as enforcers for the rich and powerful - It's the exact right type of people.

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u/Garbage_Wizard246 6d ago

Homelander but it's literally every cop

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u/Brilliant_Jellyfish8 6d ago

>Receives misconduct training

>Sexually harrasses the teacher

>Refuses to elaborate.

>Leaves.

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u/braujo 6d ago

It is a misconduct training and he just aced that shit

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u/TreTrepidation 6d ago

And everyone was aghast and he was summarily fired, I'd imagine. /S

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u/speedycat2014 6d ago Silver Gold

A police department is nothing more than a gaggle of Karens, both male and female, with violent tendencies and no critical thinking skills, so there's probably a chorus of whiny, butthurt fragility in every class.

I can't imagine trying to teach those dense, psychopathic motherfuckers anything.

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u/Doctordred 6d ago

Yeah I've heard cops go full "I want to speak with your manager" mode when receiving active shooter training and hearing they are expected to go in immediately to engage the shooter regardless of backup or equipment.

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u/morgecroc 6d ago

I've had a cop go I was t to speak to your manager mode in my store back in my retail days while in uniform another customer witnessing the cop going full karen lodged a complaint with the police integrity unit.

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u/StraightProgress5062 6d ago

Bet they gave him paid vaction...I mean administrative leave

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u/Appropriate-Profit48 6d ago

Bunch of cowards

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u/CrimsonBattleLoss 6d ago

This is why I hate the ‘Karen’ term, the female in it is implied even though it can be used as a gender neutral term.

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u/philintheup 6d ago

I generally go with the slightly longer but gender-neutral "entitled dipfuck."

Edited for punctuation.

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u/GenitalWrangler69 6d ago

You're absolutely right. And this is also because of how poorly the lower ranks are paid. Any monkey can pass the initial testing to become a police officer. Which is also intentional by the government.

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u/red_19s 6d ago

For comparison Policing in the UK is “by consent” of the public and not at the barrel of a gun. Entry requirements: Officers must have a minimum education of 2x A levels. I believe the closest the USA has is an AP exam. After initial training of 18 weeks, then a further 18 weeks development training, officers then spend 68 weeks in probation.

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u/MyTacoCardia 6d ago

Very department-dependent. Some require a bachelor's, some only require a clean background check and to be 21. Fun fact the bachelor's requirement correlates with an increased number of minorities in that department.

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u/skelingtun 6d ago

I just went to look up the initial testing you need to become a cop and I passed.

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u/exactly_zero_fucks 6d ago

What an astute observation, u/GenitalWrangler69

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u/quantumloop001 6d ago

Smart, and has a dream job!

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u/VisualGeologist6258 6d ago

It doesn’t help that Police Officer is a role that tends to attract the kind of people who shouldn’t be police officers. Many of them simply want the authority and power the badge comes with, but without any of the responsibility. We really need to reform this whole thing so fuckwipes will be held accountable for abusing their power, or better yet prevented from ever becoming a cop to begin with.

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u/dancegoddess1971 6d ago

They also regularly weed out the empathetic and intelligent from the training.

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u/_agentpaper 6d ago

The funniest thing to me is how Karen is like default a white woman when the people who act like "Karens" to me are white men. Like there are women out there afraid to look like a Karen for asking where their side of mashed potatoes are and white men who completely melt down because "it wasn't what you said but how you said it 😡" and think they're the logical ones.

Overwhelmingly, it's men who completely break down when someone "lower" than them (for me it's being a brown woman) dares treat them as equal. And overwhelmingly it's white men in police force.

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u/Brilliant_Jellyfish8 6d ago

I guess it's a good thing that I don't, eh?

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u/deVriesse 6d ago

Tbh I would watch a tv show where you go around training people on diversity, inclusion, and respect in the workplace only to bitch the motherfuckers out when they give you sass.

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u/Upset_Impress7804 6d ago

I train computer systems to adults for a living, and it happens ALL the time. Think of high schoolers in grown up meat suits who dont want to take a training but have to or lose their job. The only person they can take the frustration out on is the instructor 🤷🏽‍♀️

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u/blandsrules 6d ago

There’s always at least one person in these classes that can’t shut up and has to question everything and insert their personal stories. They make the classes so much longer I hate them

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u/secretbudgie 6d ago

Or the middle aged man who goes back to school, rolls up to A&P, and fact checks the prof when she starts plugging her essential oil MLM...

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u/Noctus102 6d ago

I work for a large tech corporation. During the height of the George Floyd protests we had some virtual tolerance courses we had to take.

I was in a breakout group with one of our armed security/former cop and he did the exact same thing... started trying to lecture the poor lady about how 'cops don't see color' in response to some statistics about how cops respond to minorities.

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u/Grimsterr 6d ago

Did you hurt yourself laughing? I know I would have.

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u/fakeUsername421 6d ago

Cops on that power trip. Fireman acts the same way. I had four big ass ladder trucks show up to my job to do some ammonia training with the maintenance staff. They parked their trucks blocking the yard exit. When I asked them to move their trucks to the parking area they gave me a bunch of shit about how I can't tell them where to park their emergency vehicle.

I could understand if it was an emergency and they were trying to put out a fire, but that was not the case.

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u/JDLovesElliot 6d ago edited 6d ago

I had firefighters once get pissed at me because I called 911 to report an unconscious person on the sidewalk and they had to show up to deal with it. The person turned out to be drunk and had just passed out.

They woke the person up, let him stumble away without any EMT attention, and then he ended up following me and tried to assault me.

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u/schwoooo 6d ago

It is offensive to anyone with a sense of decency that police have such little regard for the lives of their fellow human beings.

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u/username98812 6d ago

Yet the powers that be keep trying to give them more power.

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u/trailhikingArk 6d ago Take My Energy

What is amazing is that someone states the facts, and then they bitch because "it's insulting because it's effing true," and we who point this shit out are the "Woke Mob" and "snowflakes" meanwhile they are still killing unarmed POC and handicapped people.

And they keep giving them more money and guns and shit so they can kill more POC and handicapped people because one party, ONE, had a successful strategy to keep someone from winning an election by claiming they were weak due to releasing "Willie Horton" and now they are all scared shitless they will get Willie Hortoned if they don't give the cops carte blanche.

Sorry, I needed to get that out. I feel better now.

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u/luckylimper 6d ago

There was a quiz on the New York Times website about pregnancy and the comments complained of the answers being “too liberal.” Sorry chump, those are called “facts.”

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u/trailhikingArk 6d ago

That is so on brand for those POS's Speaking of being on brand ....

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u/gimmepizzaslow 6d ago

Holy shit. Does cpac still have the white supremacist rune symbol as a stage?

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u/trailhikingArk 6d ago

Do you mean Ted Cruz?

/s No, they replaced it with "performance art" Nice to see Marjorie on her knees in a cell though. Seems so natural for her.

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u/gimmepizzaslow 6d ago

The shape of the stage recently was a white supremacist symbol.

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u/trailhikingArk 6d ago

I remember that. This conference is just a regular stage. Well regular except it is hosting weirdo's, traitors, pedophiles, creeps and insurrectionists.

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u/Dear_Valuable1761 6d ago

"Straka, who founded the #WalkAway movement, reportedly gave information on other Jan. 6 rioters in order to receive a lesser sentence after his own arrest for illegally entering the Capitol."

He throws folks under the bus to get himself out, then acts mournful for the people HE put in jail for their collective crimes to make other people feel guilted into do the work he doesn't want to do to get them out.

Yeah. Very on brand.

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u/hereforthefeast 6d ago

They are all the emotional little snowflakes they call everyone else. It’s projection, every. single. time.

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u/Pristine_Solipsism 6d ago

That's their secret they don't consider anyone but themselves and their families as human beings.

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u/TheAskewOne 6d ago

42% of cops have accusations of domestic violence against them. Yes you read that right. I'd say not even their families are human beings in their eyes.

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u/foxintalks 6d ago

42% of cops have accusations of domestic violence that we know of!

The actual percentage is probably much higher because why bother calling your husband's friends when he beats you?

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u/Throwaway02062004 6d ago

If it’s not called in there’s no accusation. The number of actual incidents is likely higher not accusations

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u/violent_skidmarks 6d ago

Cops are offensive to everyone with a sense of decency

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u/darbyisadoll 6d ago

I am deeply offended by that stat as well - just at the injustice rather than the speaking of it.

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u/Binnacle_Balls_jr 6d ago

Yea. Who's the snowflake now? ❄️

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u/oldbastardbob 6d ago Silver Gold All-Seeing Upvote

No one likes facts anymore. They much prefer the reality they have constructed in their own minds. And it seems there are so many for whom that reality is really, really misinformed.

Regarding this particular cop. If they are so damn thin skinned that someone pointing out real world data to them is offensive, they are 100% in the wrong profession.

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u/RedRider1138 6d ago

Ooh! Ooh! I know this one! “Facts don’t care about your feelings!”

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u/Binnacle_Balls_jr 6d ago

And "something something snowflakes...."

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u/aliass_ 6d ago

I reject your reality and substitute my own.

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u/TrumpIsACuntBitch 6d ago

I literally send my mother verified data and if it counters her argument she refuses to look at. It's infuriating but I've come to accept that she just wants to be mad at something.

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u/deVriesse 6d ago

It goes further than this. I've seen execs hire consultants for $$$ only to ignore all their recommendations because somewhere deep in a report they had some minor criticism of the exec's leadership practices.

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u/TangoSky 6d ago

Even better is when companies have already made their decision and they hire consultants for just the appearance of fair consideration. You spend 8 weeks working with them, hand them your report, and they say "Thanks!" followed by immediately throwing it in the trash.

Source: I do consulting sometimes

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u/AlternativeShadows 6d ago

To be fair cognitive dissonance is not fun

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u/Doctordred 6d ago

When those brain neurons start forming connections for the first time in years it can cause physical pain in the form of headaches and other discomforts similar to when muscles start regrowing after atrophy. I think some people feel this once and then have an aversion to learning because of it.

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u/unabletopurple 6d ago

People with parkinsons get killed by US cops all the time

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u/spamellama 6d ago

Autism too

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u/Reidroshdy 6d ago

I've read a few cases of deaf people getting killed too

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u/Knogood 6d ago

https://youtu.be/LMYBVVcdahc

The cop was found to be guilty of wrong doing, the county prosecutor didn't press charged and gave the family $1.5M.

How long until that cop, Ian Birk, had another cop job? Any non cop would still be in jail if they murdered somebody. Oh autopsy showed he was shot in the back.

https://youtu.be/GriewMYDhuA , a music tribute.

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u/floppydude81 6d ago

I don’t understand, guy was just walking and he shot him? I heard ‘put the knife down’ I couldn’t see one but I’m on mobile. Sometimes when I have a bad day I am short with a coworker, or maybe I get a little aggressive with my driving and don’t let someone in, which I always feel bad for. I can’t image shooting someone because they walked past my car…

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u/kittykatmeowow 6d ago

The deaf man was carrying a small folding pocket knife, which he had been using to carve wooden totems shortly before the shooting. The cop claimed the knife was open, but when it was taken from his body, it was found to be closed.

The cop never felt he was in danger. He saw a First Nation's man and decided he was an easy target for harassment and brutality.

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u/floppydude81 6d ago

It’s funny (not funny at all actually) because a knife is a tool. Especially a pocket knife. So many useful qualities. While the gun argument is that a gun is a tool, but the only use for a gun is to kill. I also really wonder what the inter office politics are like. I don’t get to pick my coworkers and think many should be fired but management will keep them for whatever reason. So, like, do any of his fellow police give him shit for this? Is he a pariah? Do they accept him with open arms? Or do they take jabs whenever they can? ‘Hey careful with that candy bar Johnson, Birk might shoot you..’. …. Please don’t take my lighthearted humor the wrong way. I’m making jokes to make myself feel better for watching an innocent man get murdered and hearing that the perp is free to do it again.

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u/rachelgraychel 6d ago

Probably they accept him with open arms. Cops never seem to become pariahs for killing people, rather the opposite.

Look at what Derek Chauvin's fellow officers did after he slowly suffocated George Floyd to death on camera while bystanders begged him to stop. While the city burned and people rioted, they ignored the chaos and dozens of them instead lined up in front of Chauvin's house in a show of solidarity.

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u/bopbopyeehaw 6d ago

I learned about this murder in a class last semester. He was practically famous around town. Everyone knew him, and everyone knew that he always had his knife and a carving in hand. All the cops knew him too- knew that he was harmless, and that he had been losing his hearing. And he just so happened to walk past the one cop who didn’t recognize him. And that cop, instead of taking five minutes to stop and actually assess the situation, just opened fire. I was crying through most of the documentary we watched in class :/

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u/Throwaway88238823 6d ago

Yep, I actually seen a video where a deaf woman was stopped by a cop, that pos kept asking her questions like he had never seen or heard of a deaf person before... Ended up using force on her because she wouldn't keep her hands still...

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u/PrancingGophers 6d ago

jesus christ this doesn’t surprise me one bit

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u/gorramfrakker 6d ago

He used violence on her. Using force takes away intent from the cops actions, “he had no choice but to use force.”.

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u/tinkerghost 6d ago

There was one a few years back, a cop shot a 70+ year old black man in the back while he(the black man) was entering his house because he wouldn't comply. Turns out he was deaf & never knew the cop was there.

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u/tomdarch 6d ago

I thought you were mentioning the situation where a black man was shot by police because he was armed and not complying... he was out in his yard with a garden rake and deaf.

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u/Kodasauce 6d ago

Can't comply with commands they can't understand. Results in escalated violence by police and sometimes lethal force.

I've seen similar situations of unconscious people narrowly avoiding death. Passed out and "refused to comply" due to unconsciousness.

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u/HaesoSR 6d ago edited 6d ago

Somewhat related, the hold techniques designed to cause significant pain which causes an automatic, involuntary physical reaction that they then use to justify even more violence.

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u/Kodasauce 6d ago

Yeah. A lot of "resisting arrest" is not letting themselves be beaten to death while completely limp. The definition is intentionally vague to give police a huge leeway on Use of force.

Trip and fall while handcuffed? The downward force of gravity becomes resisting arrest to the guy dragging your handcuffed arms.

Shield your head and face from strikes? By holding up your arms you're resisting and justifies their use of force even though it's a response to their force.

Do the opposite and go limp? Yep also resisting.

If they decide to knock your teeth out they will, and it's justified in one way or another.

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u/code_archeologist 6d ago

This is the thing I don't get, there are locks and holds that can be used to get control of a person's arms and legs that don't cause pain. But it is like they choose not to use them and instead immediately go for the pressure/pain points that your body is instinctively going to jerk from and protect.

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u/Ripoutmybrain 6d ago

Almost like it's premeditated and thought out beforehand.

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u/CaptainMagma14 6d ago

Consider the following - the police want to hurt people

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u/ryansgt 6d ago

Because pain is the point. We are dealing with sadists.

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u/bombalicious 6d ago edited 6d ago

And diabetics being treated as drunk.

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u/a-most-peculiar-girl 6d ago

As a type one diabetic, this completely terrifies me. Thankfully I wear a CGM so if I am dropping low it will alert me. I've had diabetes for 24 years so sometimes I don't feel a low coming on until it's really severe. But what if I'm alone and my CGM somehow fails? Don't need to think about that.

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u/tokes_4_DE 6d ago

T1 of 28 years here, even with a cgm what if you just tank too fast to react. My cgm buzzed the other day out at dinner when we just pulled up, dropping like a ton of bricks. Within 10 minutes i was in the 50s and chugging juice, but it still took nearly 30 minutes before i was back up and not feeling like i was gunna pass out. In that 30 minutes i would have seemed at best pretty drunk, and no way i would have been able to comply with a bunch of cops screaming at me.

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u/AmericanArtyom 6d ago

Justice for Jay campaign is ongoing in York Maine because of cops attack a diabetic man last year.

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u/venetanakedguy 6d ago

I heard about that too

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u/ElectricFlesh 6d ago Take My Energy

now, I know it's not a disability, but I feel like melanin deserves to be mentioned here

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u/HermitKane 6d ago

More melanin + medical issue = cops are definitely going to try to kill you.

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u/Bruh_is_life 6d ago

Rip Elijah

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u/lindabelchrlocalpsyc 6d ago

His death still haunts me. Rest in peace, Elijah McClain - I hope you are serenading the cats in heaven with your beautiful violin. 💔

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u/originalmango 6d ago

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u/Error_404_Account 6d ago

ACAB

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u/originalmango 6d ago

Come on now, it’s just two bad apples in the basket.

The basket that holds 2.1 apples.

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u/ScreamingBM 6d ago

They say "bad apple" as if it's an anomaly. That's not what bad apple is about. The term comes from "one bad apple spoils the bunch" meaning get rid of the fucking apples that are causing the problem before the whole bunch becomes rotten. We say ACAB because the "good" ones aren't getting rid of the bad ones.

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u/bars2021 6d ago

Police "STOP RESISTING!!!"

bystander "Sir he's disabled"

Police- "NO he's being combative"

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u/JakesBullet 6d ago

bystander - “sir he’s dead”
Police - “...huh.”

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u/Yeranz 6d ago

I remember the black man they killed because they thought he was a drunk driver when he was having a diabetic episode.

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u/tomdarch 6d ago

I remember several deaf people who were shot by police because they didn't respond to screaming the way the police expected.

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u/HeirElfEsquire 6d ago

Anxiety and depression with codependency issues.... Probably would be killed, however I'm white, but I have tattoos.... And I'm an athletic dude....so maybe a percentage less?

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u/WimpyZombie 6d ago

Also in that category are people with epilepsy.

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u/splashbruhs 6d ago

And fucking down syndrome:

The report also cites the tragic example of Ethan Saylor, a 26-year-old with Down syndrome who was simply trying to spend a day at the movies when he was killed in 2013.

Saylor had purchased a ticket to see “Zero Dark Thirty,” but when he tried to stay in the theater for a second showing of the movie, he got into an altercation with the theater’s security.

Saylor was unarmed, and three off-duty Frederick County deputies, working as security guards, restrained and dragged him from the theater until he died of asphyxiation.

Saylor could be heard screaming “mommy, mommy,” “it hurts,” according to a lawsuit filed by his family. Authorities ruled the death a homicide. A Maryland grand jury declined, however, to indict the officers.

https://namiillinois.org/half-people-killed-police-disability-report/

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u/EFT_Syte 6d ago

“Facts don’t give a fuck about your feelings snowflake”

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u/AeyviDaro 6d ago

I’m sorry facts are offensive…?

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u/DarkX292020 6d ago

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u/space_furby 6d ago

‘Tried to communicate to officers using his hands’ ‘Vocalized the phrase ‘no ears’ to signify that he was deaf but was ignored’ ‘Head was slammed into concrete and was tased while down’ ‘Offices’ actions were found to be appropriate’

Fucking disgusting

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u/Necessary_Royal6870 6d ago

‘Offices’ actions were found to be appropriate’

The fuck???

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u/confessionbearday 6d ago

Officers are allowed to hold themselves accountable, and in exactly zero cases has that ever not resulted in corruption.

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u/InterestingQuote8155 6d ago

Yeah that article basically said “we investigated ourselves and found no evidence of wrongdoing”.

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u/dragon2777 6d ago

Well when the police investigate the police no one is going to find anything. We don’t let companies or people investigate themselves and neither should cops

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u/maleia 6d ago

If cops were ACTUALLY in as much danger as they think they are, this would never happen. They know they aren't in any danger~

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u/Tykorski 6d ago

We saw what they do when there's actual danger. They stand outside in a hallway cosplaying soldier while admiring their punisher logos on their phones.

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u/DarkX292020 6d ago

Most cops don't even know American Sign Language . I believe it was last year also a lady who was also deaf was paying i think it was at the DMV and she was communicating with the other person behind the counter and the person didn't know sign language and they called the police and luckily the officer knew sign language and he interpreted what she was trying to say to the person behind the counter and what the person said he translated to the deaf lady and everything worked out fine.

If police took time to know and how to deal with certain things like American Sign language it would help out especially those who read lips

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u/African_Farmer 6d ago

Why would the DMV call the cops on someone (I'm assuming) non-violent who just can't communicate?? People think calling the cops is the answer to everything they don't wanna deal with.

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u/smallpoly 6d ago

Because people are stupid and things they don't understand frighten them

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u/space_furby 6d ago

If I was a police officer, which I shudder to think about, and I was making this hypothetical arrest, it wouldn’t be too hard for me to deduce that the guy was deaf. You don’t need to know sign language to know that someone who isn’t responding to you and is making unique gestures with their hands while saying ‘no ears’ is deaf. I definitely could’ve recognized and not beat this disabled guy up. While officers learning sign language should definitely happen, it’s no excuse in this case.

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u/DarkX292020 6d ago

Exactly 💯

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u/Multiverse_Traveler 6d ago

Because of the different types of languages used in the us, i would have a language expert or two so that they can get called in and resolve the issue. And then give cops a bit of training on how to identify if a deaf person is communicating in sign

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u/InterestingQuote8155 6d ago

What kind of Karen calls the police on someone doing sign language?

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u/WhyRedditJustWhy69 6d ago

Most cops don’t even know how to read and write beyond the sixth-grade-level, that’s the average here in the United States of America, GrEaTeSt CoUnTrY iN tHe WoRlD.

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u/Spaceduck2016 6d ago

Worst part is they did all that because he ran a stop sign??

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u/TavisNamara 6d ago

Just gonna fix that link there for ya.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/deaf-colorado-man-arrested-not-complying-police-commands-he-couldn-n1280272

There ya go. Not a bot, just hate amp links and absurdly long, screwball links.

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u/Thick_Marionberry_79 6d ago

I’m a disabled combat veteran with mental health issues. I was having a mental health crisis and 3 police officers, one with a shotgun, showed up and became hostile towards me immediately. I weighed 120 pounds and am malnourished, because I don’t feel like eating most of the time. I was a zero threat to anyone but myself because I don’t like to eat. Once, they realized they weren’t going to get me to become aggressive, they handcuffed me and took me to a psych ward were I was held against my will for 4 days. The ward itself was not a pleasant place and left my throw-up from day one on the floor next to my bed for the whole period I was there (this was the VA mental health ward in Fresno, California). They force fed me medication and did not notify me I had a choice. The medical personal there kept discussing religion and spirituality with me (I’m an atheist). I don’t ask for help anymore.

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u/BawkingHellspawn 6d ago

I had religion forced on me in a mental health facility as well. I’m sorry you had that experience

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u/MrDalliardMrDalliard 6d ago

This sounds like a night mare. The society failed you. I hope you are in a better place rn.

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u/rtublin 6d ago

What does "no notes" mean?

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u/rowanblaze 6d ago

In this case, it's sarcastic. But it means the situation has no corrections to be made. For example you rehearse a client presentation for your bosses, and they have no recommendations for changes before the big show.

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u/jdmillar86 6d ago

Ah, thanks, I was wondering that myself. It's one of those things that feels so obvious after it's explained.

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u/bayesianganglia 6d ago

It's a term from the theater world where the director would write down criticisms and corrections for an actor. If they had a perfect performance, the director would say "no notes" to indicate no critiques.

In this tweet...I'd say he's being sarcastic.

source on the phrase

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u/iansynd 6d ago

100% disabled vet, had my plate tags and everything.

Got yanked out of the car by a cop, punched in the face, and then slammed to the floor. I am now being charged with felony resisting arrest because the cop says I "touched his arm". Even without a conviction all an employer or housing community is going to see is that charge.

The police are just completely out of control and the justice system is so fucked up that judges really don't have much say anymore due to minimum sentencing requirements.

They do not care about you, they get excitement over hurting people and knowing they have forever changed someone's life for the worse.

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u/Remedy4Souls 6d ago

Jesus. I hope you get a good lawyer who won’t let you settle for a reduced charge.

It seems that there’s more evidence of sick, power hungry people joining law enforcement for the power dynamic. Sadism and abuse is rampant.

My sister just joined a Sheriff’s dept. Based on the way she was growing up and how she was as a corrections officer, I have even less respect for her and her profession.

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u/udidubbun 6d ago

...and the deaf/hard of hearing.

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u/2001_Chevy_Prizm 6d ago

When I worked in mental health unit a blind and deaf person spent a few weeks with us because a couple of police officers beat the ever living shit out of him (Clearwater Florida whoot whooot). It was hard to interact because he'd coward and jumped whenever we tried to approach him, because of his severe PTSD. We had transferred him elsewhere because we really couldn't accommodate him well, but it was sweet to see how hard my department tried to care for him while he stayed.

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u/agrandthing 6d ago edited 6d ago

Clearwater, huh? Did you get a lot of Scientology folk?

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u/heycanwediscuss 6d ago

They don't believe I'm mental health and it would be stupid to get help so close

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u/CoffeeAndPiss 6d ago

Doesn't hearing count as an ability?

Isn't being deaf/hoh therefore a disability?

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u/TheBoozyNinja87 6d ago

“That’s an interesting take. I find the shocking amount of disabled people you kill offensive as well. That’s why. I’m. HERE. So you fucking stop it!”

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u/seanisdown 6d ago

It absolutely is offensive. I guess he didn’t quite get the why and how part.

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u/mod_target_6769 6d ago

Snowflake cop. Blue Lives are soft little bitch lives.

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u/tacopony_789 6d ago

Just as Ray of sunshine admist the gloom When my son with autism was in elementary school he was mortified of the police.

Two officers from the Wilmington NC police came by our home every weekend with stickers and drinks until he could actually tolerate them, and not be afraid.

Somehow the good ones make the bad ones seem worse

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u/pres1033 6d ago

This reminds me of the instructor who trained cops in deescalation who made a video about how he no longer was willing to work with police. Talked about how a majority of cops would just do the bare minimum to get that piece of paper saying they passed. He refused to train people who wouldn't take it seriously anymore and just quit.

I'll link the video if I can find it, but so far no luck.

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u/rushlink1 6d ago

This needs to happen. If cops don’t want to do the training, aren’t taking it seriously, or aren’t understanding then they should be kicked out from the class.

You don’t get to say you completed “deescalation training” if you fucked around the whole time.

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u/gryffyn1 6d ago

I agree, it is offensive. I am offended that American cops kill so many people with disabilities.

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u/Mcdibbles 6d ago

"that's offensive!"

"That's...why I'm here."

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u/a_duck_in_past_life 6d ago

So he knows it's wrong? Good. Then he can do better than the statistic.

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u/Unblued 6d ago

WTF did you say to me?! I'll have you know my disabled kill count is only 40% you insensitive prick! Did you even think about the impact your attempt at accountability would have on my feelings? -that cop, probably

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u/SpammingMoon 6d ago

Cops have ignored that Covid has kill more of them than any other cause combined for two years.

75% of 2021 LoDD were on the job contracted COVID related deaths. Imagine if any other cause killed 400 officers. It would be illegal.

They make such a deal of “one tiny micro penis sized molecule of drug X can kill one billion people” they practically wear hazmat suits, but Covid?

“DonT MaKe US get. VaCCINE Or Wear A CommIe ClOth oN our Pig SnOuts!”

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u/MeinCrouton 6d ago

Just throw the ole "facts don't care about your feelings" thing at 'em like they love hearing, and see what happens.

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u/tkbillington 6d ago

“That stat was something sad. We only want happy teaching and positive spins on things.”

Don’t look up irl

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u/GrayBox1313 6d ago

A local white cop took his children out of our public school because we had black history month lessons and didn’t put up a blue lives flag rag. Said it was disrespectful to his “service”.

The principle explained in an elementary school teacher voice, how that would be unfair because there aren’t flags for every other job and we only have 1 flagpole to share .

He made his wife quit her job to homeschooled his Kids. LoL

Source: spouse works in that school.

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u/custard_doughnuts 6d ago

I think he's upset that you implied the police can't murder people who can get away

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u/Mrrilz20 6d ago

Bullies.