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eddie5
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64bithuman
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police are racist

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 6/20/2015 Category: Society
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
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eddie5

Con

black individuals are using police as a scapegoat for their mistakes.
64bithuman

Pro

Thanks Con. I wouldn’t pretend to say that all police are racist, but I will defend the black community which I believe has been unfairly targeted.

C1: Stats

Statistics don’t lie:

African-Americans comprise only 13% of the U.S. population and 14% of the monthly drug users, but are 37% of the people arrested for drug-related offenses in America.

In New York City, 80% of random traffic stops made were made on blacks and Latinos, and 85% of those people were frisked, compared to a mere 8% of white people stopped.

After being arrested, African-Americans are 33% more likely than whites to be detained while facing a felony trial in New York.

In 2010, the U.S. Sentencing Commission reported that African Americans receive 10% longer sentences than whites through the federal system for the same crimes.

In 2009 African-Americans are 21% more likely than whites to receive mandatory minimum sentences and 20% more likely to be sentenced to prison than white drug defendants.

The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics concluded that an African American male born in 2001 has a 32% chance of going to jail in his lifetime, while a Latino male has a 17% chance, and a white male only has a 6% chance.

In 1969, you were eight times as likely to be shot and killed by police if you were black. Currently, you are three times as likely.

In 2012, 51% of Americans expressed anti-black sentiments in a poll; a 3% increase from 2008.

C2: Training

Part of the problem is that police training isn’t always constructive. In the words of Seth Stoughton, an officer who wrote an article for the Atlantic:

“Officers aren’t just told about the risks they face. They are shown painfully vivid, heart-wrenching dash-cam footage of officers being beaten, disarmed, or gunned down after a moment of inattention or hesitation. They are told that the primary culprit isn’t the felon on the video, it is the officer’s lack of vigilance. And as they listen to the fallen officer’s last, desperate radio calls for help, every cop in the room is thinking exactly the same thing: “I won’t ever let that happen to me.” That’s the point of the training.

More pointed lessons come in the form of hands-on exercises. One common scenario teaches officers that a suspect leaning into a car can pull out a gun and shoot at officers before they can react. Another teaches that even when an officer are pointing a gun at a suspect whose back is turned, the suspect can spin around and fire first. Yet another teaches that a knife-carrying suspect standing 20 feet away can run up to an officer and start stabbing before the officer can get their gun out of the holster. There are countless variations, but the lessons are the same: Hesitation can be fatal. So officers are trained to shoot before a threat is fully realized, to not wait until the last minute because the last minute may be too late.”




Sources:

https://www.dosomething.org...

http://www.huffingtonpost.com...

http://www.alternet.org...

http://www.motherjones.com...

http://www.theatlantic.com...

Debate Round No. 1
eddie5

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64bithuman

Pro


Forfeiture – my points carry on unchallenged.


Debate Round No. 2
eddie5

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64bithuman

Pro


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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Havoc-15 1 year ago
Havoc-15
how are police racist they're doing there job if a African American kid gets shot somethings extremely wrong and a uproar occurs but when a Causation kid is shot no one really cares if anything THAT'S RACIST
Posted by WhiteFlower 1 year ago
WhiteFlower
Not all police are racist.
I would say this is serving an agenda, like a race war. Why would they want a race war? Who would want a race war? To achieve what? The answers can become very bizzare.

Obviously, there is a heirarchy and at the top of this ponzi scheme are controllers.

Of course, there will be a few renegade police causing mischief but they are pretty organized and consistent in the news.
Posted by eddie5 1 year ago
eddie5
yeah i agree but you don't see white people rioting and causing more casualties if a white man is killed by a black cop
Posted by mfigurski80 1 year ago
mfigurski80
The world is racist. You won't give the same reaction if a black boy runs across the street and if a white boy does the same. This whole debate is racist, by definition, because it assumes only whites are in the police force, and that only blacks do this. The black debate.org bar at the top is indirectly racist. The white of the webpage is indirectly racist as well, because it hints that white is superior to black.

THE WHOLE WORLD IS RACIST. GET USED TO IT.
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