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Question: Should people from the oppressor group tell the oppressed people how to conduct their resistance?

Should Jews tell Palestinians what form their resistance to Israeli oppression should take? During World War II should Germans have directed Jewish, Roma, Slavic resistance in the concentration camps?

Nowadays, should whites be telling Blacks how to resist systemic racism — a racism entrenched by segments (and maintained by a plurality) of White society?
--Kim Petersen, June 24th, 2020--
 

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The Pentagon has concerns the police are becoming "militarized" and are going to stop the practice of donating their used equipment to the police forces.
 

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What is most concerning is too often these police officers who got caught on video, have lengthy records of disciplinary problems.

Those officers should have been removed through progressive discipline steps a long time ago. It is the fault of the police chiefs and community boards.
 

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Those officers should have been removed through progressive discipline steps a long time ago. It is the fault of the police chiefs and community boards.
Actually, it's the fault of police unions and qualified immunity that protects the officers. The police chiefs and community boards actually have no power when it comes to discipline, so let's put the blame where it really lies.
 

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I've already mentioned the qualified immunity as an example. The point is that the issue isn't at the police chief or community oversight level. It goes higher and police unions play a large role in it. Basically, all these recent firings are going to see the police officers back on the job thanks to pressure by the police unions.
 

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I am a white person, and the topic about racism has always been of interest to me.

I chased that film down that you referenced. I enjoyed it.
I could only find 1 of 3 parts.

Race : The Power Of An Illusion - The Difference Between us
PBS
California Newsreel
Written, Produced and Directed By Christine Herbes-Sommers
Narrated By CCH Pounder
2003
Transcript:
(YouTube Video)

I have a large collection of articles and commentary on this topic, and which I have collected over a 20 year period.
(A single .html page of text)

I also have a collection of Police Brutality articles and commentaries.

I always well remember this particular video.

A Class Divided -The Daring Lesson
Jane Elliott divides her 3rd graders into blue and brown-eyed groups. She tells the blue-eyes they are "the better people in this room," gives them privileges and comments on their superiority all day. The brown eyes must wear collars.
 

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The Unions have almost total control over the city budget and politicians are terrified of a police slowdown and writing fewer parking tickets.
Police unions finance Pro-Law/Order council members.
No first responders should be allowed to form a union.

When the State or the Federal Government imposes cuts to social programs, the police are the first to scream for more money because they know that crime is going to increase in poor areas of the city. They cut social programs and then praise and pay raises for the police to beat people's heads in.

Quite the Class Act, eh?

I am all for unions. I was twice elected local union president. I was a charter member with one local.
But first responders must not be allowed to unionize.
It is very expensive.
Cities are forced to hire enough rank and file civil servants and have them sitting on the sidelines and available just in case a first responder goes on strike.
Corportations pay the average security guard minimum wage.
What is the least amount of money a city can pay to hire a person to beat heads with the billy club?
 

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College Removes Word ‘Freedom’ From ID Cards Because It Reminds Some Students Of ‘Slavery’
Freedom is slavery
A university in Pennsylvania is to remove the word ‘freedom’ from ID cards after a few students created a petition complaining that the word is offensive to minorities because it reminds them of ‘slavery’.
June 25, 2020
 

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I think a lot of the problems in the US is they don't put vinegar on their fries.
 

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A Country Not Salvageable
As a philosophic emollient one may reflect that all empires and civilizations must end, and ours is. America will remain as a place, a military bastion, a large if declining economic force. It will never again be, even by the low standards of humanity in such things, a relatively free and vigorous society. The world will not again credit its charades of moral leadership. The rot, the tens of thousands of derelict people living on the sidewalks, the looting and fire setting, the censorship, are now visible to the entire earth. Oh well. It was a good thing while it lasted.
By Fred Reed
June 24, 2020
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90% of police work is .....
Barney Fife
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5% of police work is ....
Columbo
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5% of police work is ....
RoboCop
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The Desire to Kill

"To think about reforming the police is to play with daydreams using a language from a different century. The culture of the police (different from the culture of policing) has silenced that ancient language with the cacophony of brutality and racial terrorism. The desire to kill is a cultural construct that goes all the way back to the beginning and the English raids in 1610 on the Chickahominy. Jim Crow is a latter day cultural mindset; it is not an ideology. It can’t be rooted out by training. And to call it “racism” is just a way of individuating what is a cultural structure of racialization.

Do all cops feel this desire to kill? Who knows? Maybe they don’t. But maybe they do. How deep in the culture of the police does this desire lie? A cop can stand idle, as if waiting for a bus, while his buddy finishes killing someone. It is too late to ask if they all do it. In every team effort, when one cop has killed, all others in the team have been accepting of it.

The cops who protested charging Brooks murderer have said, through spokespersons, that by shooting the wrong-doer, society was saved from danger. Are we supposed to respect that statement? That society will be endangered by a man who falls asleep in a Wendy’s drive-thru?

If you don’t know how to stop killing, reform is not an option. Rules, or regulations, or sensitivity training will not work. The culture that obviates listening to the people must be dismantled. There is no other way to deal with it."
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The Desire to Kill
By Steve Martinot
July 03, 2020
 

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The same pols and pundits who not long ago were waving the flag for wars and insisting that American-style democracy was so perfectly realized that it made sense to bring it to all the peoples of the world, by force if needed, have now reversed course to tell us our entire history needs to be wiped clean.
--Matt Taibbi, Year Zero, On America's birthday, Celebrating the corporate-sponsored revolution, July 04, 2020--
 

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"America is more comfortable with a black person on a pancake box than on a 20 dollar bill."
--DL Hughley, Surrender White People, MSNBC, Morning Joe, July 06, 2020--
 
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