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Old 08-11-2019, 08:47 PM   #821
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It's in America, but an example of what being white and privileged in the US getting pulled over looks like.

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Old 10-09-2019, 02:13 PM   #822
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So glad to see this. Guy was driving us nuts at C911

https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/two-charg...gary-1.4630717

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It's in America, but an example of what being white and privileged in the US getting pulled over looks like.
Sigh... not every white person in the united states is a judge.
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:23 PM   #824
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Sigh... not every white person in the united states is a judge.
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Sigh... not every white person in the united states is a judge.

What is your point though? The example shows two things - privilege got him out of a ticket and being white got him from being shot.
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:36 PM   #826
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I am so sick of these garbage posts about white privilege. Instead of lamenting how this white guy DIDN'T get shot how about we focus on why other people of colour are being shot? What a useless, divisive, horse #### post/video/argument.
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What is your point though? The example shows two things - privilege got him out of a ticket and being white got him from being shot.
The particular officer in the video 100% would have shot a non white person??? That’s some specific info you got there.
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What is your point though? The example shows two things - privilege got him out of a ticket and being white got him from being shot.
What? So essentially you think every black person who gets out of their vehicle and is verbally aggressive with police gets shot?
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:57 PM   #829
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No, not definitively, but he sports a better chance don't you think?
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No, not definitively, but he sports a better chance don't you think?
I have no idea. Seems like a huge assumption.
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Old 10-09-2019, 03:03 PM   #831
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I am so sick of these garbage posts about white privilege. Instead of lamenting how this white guy DIDN'T get shot how about we focus on why other people of colour are being shot? What a useless, divisive, horse #### post/video/argument.

You obviously don't understand human nature. Human nature feels aversion to situations that they perceive as unfair. A black guy and a white guy do the same thing. The white guy doesn't get shot. The black guy gets shot. It exposes that something is unfair and it creates a deep negative instinctual reaction.
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So glad to see this. Guy was driving us nuts at C911

https://calgary.ctvnews.ca/two-charg...gary-1.4630717
I was caught up in one of these incidents. It's scary and it's crazy the resources that get wasted. Glad they've pressed charges.
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the white guy doesn't get shot. The black guy gets shot.
*citation needed.

Seriously, give some examples of black people getting shot for doing nothing more than getting out of their car at a routine traffic stop.

No one seriously denies that black people are, in general, treated worse by police officers in the United States. No one denies that if you're white, you're more likely to be shown leniency by the United States criminal justice system. Yours remains a hopelessly stupid post, and that is a ridiculous conclusion to draw from a video that isn't about white privilege, but a judge abusing his authority.
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Seriously, give some examples of black people getting shot for doing nothing more than getting out of their car at a routine traffic stop..
I mean, sometimes it doesn't even get to that point.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shooting_of_Jerame_Reid
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"I'm getting out and getting on the ground." The officer responds, "No you're not, stay right there, don't move."

A struggle ensues as Reid tries to push the door open, and the officer attempts to keep the door closed. Days steps back, and Reid pushes the door open, gets up, and exits the car with his hands at chest level. Days backs up and fires as Reid exits the vehicle. Reid reacts to the shots by moving his hands upwards. Worley fires one shot, and Reid is killed.[1][2] Reid was unarmed
But since you'll be unbearable pedantic about it, here you go.

https://www.cnn.com/2014/09/25/justi...ing/index.html

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What? So essentially you think every black person who gets out of their vehicle and is verbally aggressive with police gets shot?
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Of course no situation is the same but watch some of these videos of an Ex Police officer breaking down video of shootings. He is fairly unbiased and thorough.

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I'm going to post a good story about the Calgary Police from their new Chief.

https://www.thestar.com/opinion/cont...-officers.html
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I got a PM asking about what we call "911 phones", and if they are good to keep around. I figured that my reply may be of interest to more people, as well. The question in general was along the lines of "I have an old cell phone that I keep charged up for emergencies. Can it call 911? A co-worker suggested I just test it and see what happened."

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In Canada, as long as a cell phone has power, it can call 911. It doesn't need to have a SIM card or a payment plan. As long as it can be turned on, it can call 911.

There are a couple problems, though. They are the most annoying phones to deal with, as an emergency operator. When we get phone calls from them, they come in with a 911 prefix, and seven random numbers

So if your old phone number was, say 587-428-3657, we'd see that phone as 911-304-6684, for example (I have no clue why this is).

Additionally, there is no way to track the phone, nor is there any way for us to call it back and in 7 years, I have never been successful in tracking down the 'old' phone number. Pings from these "911 phones" as we call them usually come back with radius over 1000 meters.

So, while you can keep a charged 'old' phone around, it's not a very good thing to do, as unless the person using the phone can talk and tell 911 where they are, there's almost nothing we can do about it other than acknowledge that a 911 phone called us at some time, from some where.

These sorts of phones are usually given to small children, as folks figure that with no plan, minutes or SIM card that the phone can't do anything. Many a 911 operator has listened to small children playing with a phone, with no way for us to ensure that there isn't an emergency going on.

If you had tested it, we'd not likely be 'ticked', but it does tie up services for someone else. I never mind answering 911 related questions, as the more knowledge out there about this, the better.

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I am guessing that’s because phone numbers from old cell phones eventually get recycled, so the incoming call from a phone that has its number re-allocated is going to be kind of random.
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I am guessing that’s because phone numbers from old cell phones eventually get recycled, so the incoming call from a phone that has its number re-allocated is going to be kind of random.
Sounds pretty plausible to me
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