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A general comment to everyone:

I understand the issues here are very sensitive and can be personal so I ask that everyone please be civil and respectful towards one another. You can debate the facts and discuss the issues but name calling and throwing accusations towards other posters is not tolerated. Posting to get a reaction from others as well in this thread is also not tolerated. If there is anything problematic, people are free to message me and I will take necessary and appropriate action if needed.
 

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I bet you love it when it censors something you dislike.
Most of what you folks write only serves to highlight your ignorance, so why would I want that censored? I'm not the one here who runs crying to admin on a regular basis because my little feelings have been hurt. :baby:
 

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Literally:


So basically it was a word play, when Cellino said he was black (nero), he was referring to his mood (being in a "black mood" in Italian means you're grumpy), and "schiarirsi" (which literally means getting lighter, bleaching) means something like "cleaning up your mind".
So yeah, it's kind of a lame joke but calling it racist is just your usual journalist's clickbait.
Bad taste at worse, but trust me, in Italy if you really want to say something racist you just go with the n-word or call someone a monkey, no need to sugartcoat your words.
For example, we have a senator who literally called a black woman minister an "orangutan" and while there was some fuss, it's not like his political career ended, he's still working as a well respected senator.
It's just a matter of a different sensibility in regards to racism compared with other countries.
Of course he did. SMH The problem is you racist apologist is that you claim as though you're the experts on what's racist and what's not. You really make yourselves look silly.
 

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Of course he did. SMH The problem is you racist apologist is that you claim as though you're the experts on what's racist and what's not. You really make yourselves look silly.
It was a word play based on his race, and this isn't up to debate.
If it should be considered racist or not by "experts", that I don't know.
 

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On Contact: The killing of Eric Garner with Matt Taibbi

Two of the best journalists working today discuss the death of Eric Garner.
warning: contains the phone video 13:00 to 14:10. For those who want to skip.
 

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It was a word play based on his race, and this isn't up to debate.
If it should be considered racist or not by "experts", that I don't know.
That he chose to make a supposed "word play" on his race and not on his skill or any other quality, says it all really. :shrug:

And that fact is not up for debate either.
 

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On Contact: The killing of Eric Garner with Matt Taibbi

Two of the best journalists working today discuss the death of Eric Garner.
warning: contains the phone video 13:00 to 14:10. For those who want to skip.
Thanks great video.Wonder how many of the racist apologist will ignore this article as they always do. Especially the one that claims to have never seen cops abuse/kill an innocent POC.
 

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That he chose to make a supposed "word play" on his race and not on his skill or any other quality, says it all really. 🤷

And that fact is not up for debate either.
At first we were told that race blindness was racist and therefore wrong. Now, if you acknowledge someone's race, you're still racist which is wrong.
But then again "white people are this/white people do that" is completely accepted from a mainstream point of view beacuse we're told that racism towards whites cannot exist beacuse power+privilege or whatever.
Which means I cannot talk about this beacuse of my race. Which is not racist.
 

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Ex-cop details NYPD ‘collar quotas’ — arrest black and Hispanic men, ‘no cuffs on soft targets’ of Jews, Asians, whites: court docs

By STEPHEN REX BROWN and GRAHAM RAYMAN
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A retired officer accused NYPD commanders of encouraging cops to arrest only people of color. (tillsonburg/Getty Images)

The rules of “collars for dollars” at NYPD Transit District 34 were clear.
Cops who arrested black men were rewarded with more overtime, a now-retired officer, Pierre Maximilien writes in an explosive declaration filed Monday in a discrimination lawsuit brought by Sgt. Edwin Raymond and four other cops.
The declaration is one of the latest developments in a long-running case brought by black and Hispanic cops who charge they were forced to arrest more blacks and Hispanics than other groups. They were treated harshly and denied promotions if they refused, the lawsuit alleges.
Asian, Jewish and white people — known as “soft targets” — were not to be slapped in cuffs. All cops in that district were to fill a collar quota, but black and Hispanic officers who didn’t meet expectations were treated more harshly by then-Commanding Officer Constantin Tsachas, Maximilien writes.
NYPD Captain Constantin G. Tsachas.

NYPD Captain Constantin G. Tsachas.
“We were taught by Tsachas’ closest lieutenants that we could not give summons to what they called as ‘soft targets,’” Maximilien writes in his declaration. “The soft targets they were referring to were white, Asian or Jewish people. Instead, it was emphasized that we needed to stop male blacks. Those were the ones Tsachas wanted to go to jail.”
Maximilien, 49, retired in 2015, saying he could no longer endure Tsachas’ racist retaliation. He writes that when he refused to follow those orders, he was reprimanded, his overtime was stopped and he was assigned only to transporting prisoners. He writes that he tried to raise warning bells about the quota system with top NYPD chiefs, the Department of Investigation, and the police unions, but no one acted.
“The utter disregard for civilians of color and their ability to treat them like animals made me second guess who I was actually serving in the NYPD,” he writes. “Tsachas created this racial divide within the department. He rewarded the white officers and punished the minority officers.”

NYPD Captain Constantin G. Tsachas.
Black and Hispanic cops in general were punished more severely for failing to meet the quotas. “The supervisors would place the minority officers in punishment posts by ourselves, deny vacation or leave, deny us overtime, change our shifts, give us bogus command disciplines, yell at us in roll call, and give us poor evaluations,” he writes.

On the other hand, according to Maximilien’s declaration, when white officers didn’t meet the collar quota they were treated with kid gloves.
“They would get a pass from command,” he writes. “They would write it off as a bad month and place them in areas with partners who were extremely aggressive so they could make the arrest quota.”


Tsachas is still on the job and was promoted to Deputy Inspector in 2016.
[More New York] NYC high school evacuated for hours over bomb threat hoax »
The NYPD did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the allegations in Maximilien’s declaration. The city’s Law Department said Maximilien’s allegations had no merit.
“The information presented by plaintiffs changes nothing. The NYPD investigated the allegations in Officer Maximilien’s declaration and found them to be meritless. The judge ruled that the city’s production of email evidence was sufficient, despite what plaintiffs now claim. We’ll continue to defend against these baseless allegations," said law department spokesman Nicholas Paolucci.
Raymond’s lawyer John Scola said the NYPD’s been aware of the accusations about Tsachas for nearly a decade.
[More New York] ‘Simpy not acceptable’: Homicides in NYC up 9%, mayor vows to reverse trend »
“If they had acted appropriately, they wouldn’t have retaliated against my clients with racially motivated punishments. We hope the NYPD take corrective action,” Scola said.
 

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On-Duty Texas Police Officers Wore Pro-Trump Hats. That’s A Problem.
“You cannot take that position while in uniform,” said a San Antonio city councilman.
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San Antonio police officers who wore Make America Great Again hats on the job will be disciplined, according to Police

SCREESHOTSan Antonio police officers who wore “Make America Great Again” hats on the job will be disciplined, according to Police Chief William McManus.
A group of San Antonio police officers violated city policies when they donned “Make America Great Again” hats and posed for photos with Donald Trump on Tuesday.
The Republican presidential nominee recently tweeted a video of the officers in hats bearing his campaign slogan. The footage shows Trump thanking them and some officers responding with a thumbs-up. Text at the bottom of the video reads, “We will make America safe and great again, together.”
San Antonio city employees are prohibited from participating in political activity while on the job. Tess House, a civil rights lawyer in San Antonio, said the display was inappropriate.

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“They were acting within the scope of their employment. We’re talking about taxpayer money. They are on duty and abusing their position in order to take a stance and support a political candidate,” House told The Huffington Post.
House is requesting a Justice Department investigation into the law enforcement agencies operating within the city ― specifically, the San Antonio Police Department and the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.
The officers’ display of support for Trump also worries Maria Garcia, a former deputy in the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department, since her grandchildren are black.
“My granddaughter’s going to be driving because she’s 16 and it makes me afraid for her,” Garcia said.
Trump, the self-proclaimed “law and order candidate,” has built up his campaign by peddling destructive racial stereotypes: He has claimed that Mexicans are “rapists,” that black people are murderers and living in extreme poverty, and that Muslims are terrorists who should be banned from entering the United States.
Garcia was on the force for five years before leaving to become a school counselor, and she says it worries her to think the officers support Trump’s policies and uphold his beliefs.

It’s showing that they’re not gonna give [my grandchildren] a fair chance because anyone that follows him ― the stuff that comes out of his mouth ― it’s just upsetting,” she said. “As a police officer, you should be a role model. That’s not being a role model.”
The stuff that comes out of [Trump’s] mouth ― it’s just upsetting. As a police officer, you should be a role model. That’s not being a role model.Maria Garcia, former Bexar County Sheriff’s Department deputy
Community relations with police officers were already strained in San Antonio before the Trump hat incident. Sixty-three percent of the city’s population is Latino and 6 percent is black.
Of the seven people killed by police in San Antonio so far this year, based on data from The Guardian, five were Latino or Hispanic, one was black and one was white.

The San Antonio police union recently fought a new contract that would have given the police chief more power to punish officers for repeated misconduct. Union leaders wanted additional compensation for agreeing to new standards.
In the end, officers got a raise but the contract passed without reforms ― meaning that all misconduct marks over two years old still cannot be used to justify discipline for new incidents, and that short suspensions still get reduced to simple reprimands after two years if officers do not appeal them.
Black Lives Matter protesters rallied against the reform-free contract that ended up passing, prompting San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor to create the Council on Police-Community Relations.
“These officers exercised poor judgment at a time when we’re trying to build bridges between community and police. These officers decided it was a good idea to pull a stunt,” said Rey Saldaña, a San Antonio city councilman who has worked to reform policing in the city.
The Trump hat incident will only make resentment over the lack of police reform worse, Saldaña added. “That message, on top of this stunt, gives the community the sense that there is a loss of ... the ability of the city, or the ability of the community, to hold a police department accountable,” he said.

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Indeed, some community members were outraged that uniformed police officers would wear pro-Trump hats.
“The actions of the SAPD officers while in uniform show the audacity to which they believe they can behave without repercussions,” said Mike Lowe, a San Antonio-based activist. “As easy as it was to don a hat representing a presidential candidate who has proven himself to be everything but presidential speaks to the heart of how police continue to carry out systemic oppression with impunity.”
Police Chief William McManus said the officers who were involved in the photo will be disciplined.
“I expect them to know better than to give the appearance of endorsing a candidate while on duty and in uniform, regardless of the political campaign or the candidate,” he said in a statement.
Saldaña said officers should be “politics-blind to the people that they serve.”
“It doesn’t matter if these folks were wearing a Hillary T-shirt or a Bernie Sanders hat. The fact that it was a Donald Trump hat does not change city policy,” he said. “You cannot take that position while in uniform.”
UPDATE: Oct. 15: ― A second statement the police department released on Friday explains how the officers will be disciplined. Six supervisors who were present will receive a written reprimand, 17 officers will receive written counseling and all officers involved will undergo impartiality training.
“As Chief of Police, I understand the concerns over this incident. Beyond violating Departmental and City policy, the officers used poor judgment,” McManus said. “San Antonio Police Officers have always and will always remain dedicated to professionally serving all citizens. We will continue to work tirelessly to remain a national model for police agencies across the country.”
This story has been updated with more complete data from the Guardian.
 

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They really penalized them didn't they. AmeriKKKa no longer try and hide their bigotry and hate.
 

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On-Duty Texas Police Officers Wore Pro-Trump Hats. That’s A Problem.
“You cannot take that position while in uniform,” said a San Antonio city councilman.
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By Julia Craven
San Antonio police officers who wore Make America Great Again hats on the job will be disciplined, according to Police

SCREESHOTSan Antonio police officers who wore “Make America Great Again” hats on the job will be disciplined, according to Police Chief William McManus.
A group of San Antonio police officers violated city policies when they donned “Make America Great Again” hats and posed for photos with Donald Trump on Tuesday.
The Republican presidential nominee recently tweeted a video of the officers in hats bearing his campaign slogan. The footage shows Trump thanking them and some officers responding with a thumbs-up. Text at the bottom of the video reads, “We will make America safe and great again, together.”


San Antonio city employees are prohibited from participating in political activity while on the job. Tess House, a civil rights lawyer in San Antonio, said the display was inappropriate.

REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES.
Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.
Support HuffPost
“They were acting within the scope of their employment. We’re talking about taxpayer money. They are on duty and abusing their position in order to take a stance and support a political candidate,” House told The Huffington Post.
House is requesting a Justice Department investigation into the law enforcement agencies operating within the city ― specifically, the San Antonio Police Department and the Bexar County Sheriff’s Office.
The officers’ display of support for Trump also worries Maria Garcia, a former deputy in the Bexar County Sheriff’s Department, since her grandchildren are black.
“My granddaughter’s going to be driving because she’s 16 and it makes me afraid for her,” Garcia said.
Trump, the self-proclaimed “law and order candidate,” has built up his campaign by peddling destructive racial stereotypes: He has claimed that Mexicans are “rapists,” that black people are murderers and living in extreme poverty, and that Muslims are terrorists who should be banned from entering the United States.
Garcia was on the force for five years before leaving to become a school counselor, and she says it worries her to think the officers support Trump’s policies and uphold his beliefs.

It’s showing that they’re not gonna give [my grandchildren] a fair chance because anyone that follows him ― the stuff that comes out of his mouth ― it’s just upsetting,” she said. “As a police officer, you should be a role model. That’s not being a role model.”

Community relations with police officers were already strained in San Antonio before the Trump hat incident. Sixty-three percent of the city’s population is Latino and 6 percent is black.
Of the seven people killed by police in San Antonio so far this year, based on data from The Guardian, five were Latino or Hispanic, one was black and one was white.

The San Antonio police union recently fought a new contract that would have given the police chief more power to punish officers for repeated misconduct. Union leaders wanted additional compensation for agreeing to new standards.
In the end, officers got a raise but the contract passed without reforms ― meaning that all misconduct marks over two years old still cannot be used to justify discipline for new incidents, and that short suspensions still get reduced to simple reprimands after two years if officers do not appeal them.
Black Lives Matter protesters rallied against the reform-free contract that ended up passing, prompting San Antonio Mayor Ivy Taylor to create the Council on Police-Community Relations.
“These officers exercised poor judgment at a time when we’re trying to build bridges between community and police. These officers decided it was a good idea to pull a stunt,” said Rey Saldaña, a San Antonio city councilman who has worked to reform policing in the city.
The Trump hat incident will only make resentment over the lack of police reform worse, Saldaña added. “That message, on top of this stunt, gives the community the sense that there is a loss of ... the ability of the city, or the ability of the community, to hold a police department accountable,” he said.

301 people are talking about this


Indeed, some community members were outraged that uniformed police officers would wear pro-Trump hats.
“The actions of the SAPD officers while in uniform show the audacity to which they believe they can behave without repercussions,” said Mike Lowe, a San Antonio-based activist. “As easy as it was to don a hat representing a presidential candidate who has proven himself to be everything but presidential speaks to the heart of how police continue to carry out systemic oppression with impunity.”
Police Chief William McManus said the officers who were involved in the photo will be disciplined.
“I expect them to know better than to give the appearance of endorsing a candidate while on duty and in uniform, regardless of the political campaign or the candidate,” he said in a statement.
Saldaña said officers should be “politics-blind to the people that they serve.”
“It doesn’t matter if these folks were wearing a Hillary T-shirt or a Bernie Sanders hat. The fact that it was a Donald Trump hat does not change city policy,” he said. “You cannot take that position while in uniform.”
UPDATE: Oct. 15: ― A second statement the police department released on Friday explains how the officers will be disciplined. Six supervisors who were present will receive a written reprimand, 17 officers will receive written counseling and all officers involved will undergo impartiality training.
“As Chief of Police, I understand the concerns over this incident. Beyond violating Departmental and City policy, the officers used poor judgment,” McManus said. “San Antonio Police Officers have always and will always remain dedicated to professionally serving all citizens. We will continue to work tirelessly to remain a national model for police agencies across the country.”
This story has been updated with more complete data from the Guardian.

Triggered!

So how do you feel about Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo ripping Rebulicans this week and asking "Whose side are you on?"

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/12/10/art-acevedo-slams-mcconnell-cornyn-cruz-gop-over-gun-violence-after-houston-shooting-death/


Or how about the police in Charlottesville in August 2017, how do you feel about their actions? I bet you didn't question their politics either.

But those darn Trump hats...
 

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Speaking of ignorant, self-hating wackos:
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Dr. Candace Owens Claims HPV Is Not Contagious
Candace Owens must have gone to the Ben Carson school of medicine.

Written By Parker Riley
Posted December 2, 2019

Candace Owens appears to have gone to the Ben Carsonschool of medicine. She is now babbling about sexually transmitted disease and is claiming the HPV (human papillomavirus) is not contagious. In reality, a world that Owens does not live in, HPV is the most common sexually transmitted infection.

Owens wrote on Twitter, “I had a TERRIBLE reaction to the HPV shot when I was 16 yrs old & I cannot believe our government is trying to mandate it. Mandating vaccinations against diseases that are NOT contagious and therefore pose NO danger to the public is a dangerous precedent of government overreach.”

 
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