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  • About 1/3rd resulted in conviction?
    I'm not surprised.
    Disappointed but not surprised.
  • Meanwhile...

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    Al, Jesse and Ben Jealous, the head of the NAACP
  • Silly Jesus: Meanwhile...

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    Al, Jesse and Ben Jealous, the head of the NAACP


    What?
  • Hate tomsay it, but it doesn't surprise me. The workload of most prosecutorss just doesn't allow for prosecuting everyone thats arrested. So i'm sure a fair amount of those, where the person was caught, they pled out.
  • Does that include plea deals?
  • Wow. 10x the homicide rate of my similarly sized Canadian city. I have trouble getting my head around that.
  • unyon: Wow. 10x the homicide rate of my similarly sized Canadian city. I have trouble getting my head around that.


    Demographics, how do they work?
  • SilentStrider: Hate tomsay it, but it doesn't surprise me. The workload of most prosecutorss just doesn't allow for prosecuting everyone thats arrested. So i'm sure a fair amount of those, where the person was caught, they pled out.


    It also boils down to being able to make a case. I would bet that the police know who committed 75%+ of those murders, but there's just not enough proof to take to the prosecutors..
  • BSABSVR: SilentStrider: Hate tomsay it, but it doesn't surprise me. The workload of most prosecutorss just doesn't allow for prosecuting everyone thats arrested. So i'm sure a fair amount of those, where the person was caught, they pled out.

    It also boils down to being able to make a case. I would bet that the police know who committed 75%+ of those murders, but there's just not enough proof to take to the prosecutors..


    Also a reasonable possibility.
  • Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Meanwhile...

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    Al, Jesse and Ben Jealous, the head of the NAACP

    What?


    He got sick of being pretend obtuse, so he decided to go full "racial awareness".
  • BSABSVR: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Meanwhile...

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    Al, Jesse and Ben Jealous, the head of the NAACP

    What?

    He got sick of being pretend obtuse, so he decided to go full "racial awareness".


    She won't understand that either.
  • I think that's actually higher than for most crimes.
  • BSABSVR: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Meanwhile...

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    Al, Jesse and Ben Jealous, the head of the NAACP

    What?

    He got sick of being pretend obtuse, so he decided to go full "racial awareness".


    Yeah. He never fully grasped that human race variation was a social classification and not a biological one.
  • Silly Jesus: BSABSVR: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Meanwhile...

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    Al, Jesse and Ben Jealous, the head of the NAACP

    What?

    He got sick of being pretend obtuse, so he decided to go full "racial awareness".

    She won't understand that either.


    He says - as if he had the cognitive awareness to notice ;)
  • Bontesla: BSABSVR: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Meanwhile...

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    Al, Jesse and Ben Jealous, the head of the NAACP

    What?

    He got sick of being pretend obtuse, so he decided to go full "racial awareness".

    Yeah. He never fully grasped that human race variation was a social classification and not a biological one.


    Sure I did. And you never grasped that culture tends to differ along those socially classified racial lines. ;)
  • Bontesla: Silly Jesus: BSABSVR: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Meanwhile...

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    Al, Jesse and Ben Jealous, the head of the NAACP

    What?

    He got sick of being pretend obtuse, so he decided to go full "racial awareness".

    She won't understand that either.

    He says - as if he had the cognitive awareness to notice ;)


    Well it confused you to start with, at least.
  • Silly Jesus: Bontesla: BSABSVR: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Meanwhile...

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    Al, Jesse and Ben Jealous, the head of the NAACP

    What?

    He got sick of being pretend obtuse, so he decided to go full "racial awareness".

    Yeah. He never fully grasped that human race variation was a social classification and not a biological one.

    Sure I did. And you never grasped that culture tends to differ along those socially classified racial lines socioeconomic status. ;)


    I fixed it for you! :)
  • Silly Jesus: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: BSABSVR: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Meanwhile...

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    Al, Jesse and Ben Jealous, the head of the NAACP

    What?

    He got sick of being pretend obtuse, so he decided to go full "racial awareness".

    She won't understand that either.

    He says - as if he had the cognitive awareness to notice ;)

    Well it confused you to start with, at least.


    Well, you have to admit, there was a substantial amount of derp in the point you almost articulated.
  • Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Bontesla: BSABSVR: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Meanwhile...

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    Al, Jesse and Ben Jealous, the head of the NAACP

    What?

    He got sick of being pretend obtuse, so he decided to go full "racial awareness".

    Yeah. He never fully grasped that human race variation was a social classification and not a biological one.

    Sure I did. And you never grasped that culture tends to differ along those socially classified racial lines socioeconomic status. ;)

    I fixed it for you! :)


    Aaaaand socioeconomic status is intertwined with socially classified racial lines. It's all connected.
  • Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: BSABSVR: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Meanwhile...

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    Al, Jesse and Ben Jealous, the head of the NAACP

    What?

    He got sick of being pretend obtuse, so he decided to go full "racial awareness".

    She won't understand that either.

    He says - as if he had the cognitive awareness to notice ;)

    Well it confused you to start with, at least.

    Well, you have to admit, there was a substantial amount of derp in the point you almost articulated.


    Meh, I wouldn't say substantial.

    I just find it humorous that they go march in Sanford when one kid is killed by a "white" guy yet 94% of the deaths in D.C. are black and not a peep from them. Just odd how they choose their outrage.
  • Silly Jesus: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Bontesla: BSABSVR: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Meanwhile...

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    Al, Jesse and Ben Jealous, the head of the NAACP

    What?

    He got sick of being pretend obtuse, so he decided to go full "racial awareness".

    Yeah. He never fully grasped that human race variation was a social classification and not a biological one.

    Sure I did. And you never grasped that culture tends to differ along those socially classified racial lines socioeconomic status. ;)

    I fixed it for you! :)

    Aaaaand socioeconomic status is intertwined with socially classified racial lines. It's all connected.


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  • Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Bontesla: BSABSVR: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Meanwhile...

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    Al, Jesse and Ben Jealous, the head of the NAACP

    What?

    He got sick of being pretend obtuse, so he decided to go full "racial awareness".

    Yeah. He never fully grasped that human race variation was a social classification and not a biological one.

    Sure I did. And you never grasped that culture tends to differ along those socially classified racial lines socioeconomic status. ;)

    I fixed it for you! :)

    Aaaaand socioeconomic status is intertwined with socially classified racial lines. It's all connected.

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    WTF?
  • Silly Jesus: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: BSABSVR: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Meanwhile...

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    Al, Jesse and Ben Jealous, the head of the NAACP

    What?

    He got sick of being pretend obtuse, so he decided to go full "racial awareness".

    She won't understand that either.

    He says - as if he had the cognitive awareness to notice ;)

    Well it confused you to start with, at least.

    Well, you have to admit, there was a substantial amount of derp in the point you almost articulated.

    Meh, I wouldn't say substantial.

    I just find it humorous that they go march in Sanford when one kid is killed by a "white" guy yet 94% of the deaths in D.C. are black and not a peep from them. Just odd how they choose their outrage.


    Except that's not really what happened.

    The outrage didn't stem from Martin's death as much as it stemmed from what appeared to be an unwillingness to investigate given the amount of conflicting information.

    While you may argue that the police met their minimum duty as required by Florida law - certainly you can understand how that minimum effort could come across as inadequate. Especially given American history in which police have often neglected to properly investigate cases involving a young black male.

    That's the thing with you - you really dislike nuance. You prefer to generalize to the extent that events lose specific, distinctive details that are essential to understanding the opposing argument.
  • Silly Jesus: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Bontesla: BSABSVR: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Meanwhile...

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    Al, Jesse and Ben Jealous, the head of the NAACP

    What?

    He got sick of being pretend obtuse, so he decided to go full "racial awareness".

    Yeah. He never fully grasped that human race variation was a social classification and not a biological one.

    Sure I did. And you never grasped that culture tends to differ along those socially classified racial lines socioeconomic status. ;)

    I fixed it for you! :)

    Aaaaand socioeconomic status is intertwined with socially classified racial lines. It's all connected.

    [www.instructables.com image 768x1024]

    WTF?


    It was the very first thing that came to mind when you used "intertwined" and "it's all connected" in the same thought.
  • Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: BSABSVR: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Meanwhile...

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    Al, Jesse and Ben Jealous, the head of the NAACP

    What?

    He got sick of being pretend obtuse, so he decided to go full "racial awareness".

    She won't understand that either.

    He says - as if he had the cognitive awareness to notice ;)

    Well it confused you to start with, at least.

    Well, you have to admit, there was a substantial amount of derp in the point you almost articulated.

    Meh, I wouldn't say substantial.

    I just find it humorous that they go march in Sanford when one kid is killed by a "white" guy yet 94% of the deaths in D.C. are black and not a peep from them. Just odd how they choose their outrage.

    Except that's not really what happened.

    The outrage didn't stem from Martin's death as much as it stemmed from what appeared to be an unwillingness to investigate given the amount of conflicting information.

    While you may argue that the police met their minimum duty as required by Florida law - certainly you can understand how that minimum effort could come across as inadequate. Especially given American history in which police have often neglected to properly investigate cases involving a young black male.

    That's the thing with you - you really dislike nuance. You prefer to generalize to the extent that events lose specific, distinctive details that are essential to understanding the opposing argument.


    ZIMMERMAN THREAD!!! DRINK!!!!
  • Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Bontesla: BSABSVR: Bontesla: Silly Jesus: Meanwhile...

    [www.trbimg.com image 600x384]
    Al, Jesse and Ben Jealous, the head of the NAACP

    What?

    He got sick of being pretend obtuse, so he decided to go full "racial awareness".

    Yeah. He never fully grasped that human race variation was a social classification and not a biological one.

    Sure I did. And you never grasped that culture tends to differ along those socially classified racial lines socioeconomic status. ;)

    I fixed it for you! :)

    Aaaaand socioeconomic status is intertwined with socially classified racial lines. It's all connected.

    [www.instructables.com image 768x1024]

    WTF?

    It was the very first thing that came to mind when you used "intertwined" and "it's all connected" in the same thought.


    Oh.
  • Bontesla: That's the thing with you - you really dislike nuance. You prefer to generalize to the extent that events lose specific, distinctive details that are essential to understanding the opposing argument.


    The term is "intellectually lazy".
  • make me some tea: Bontesla: That's the thing with you - you really dislike nuance. You prefer to generalize to the extent that events lose specific, distinctive details that are essential to understanding the opposing argument.

    The term is "intellectually lazy".


    Unless I just don't accept her premises...
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    LULZ. That one is a good one.
  • Heck 50% arrest rate for murder is fantastic. Most murders never result in a conviction.
  • SilentStrider: Hate tomsay it, but it doesn't surprise me. The workload of most prosecutorss just doesn't allow for prosecuting everyone thats arrested. So i'm sure a fair amount of those, where the person was caught, they pled out.


    That would be a conviction.
  • unyon: Wow. 10x the homicide rate of my similarly sized Canadian city. I have trouble getting my head around that.


    There have only been 2 within 25 miles of me so far today. Come to Florida some time.

    One was a murder suicide, and the other was some teenager walking to school.
  • feckingmorons: Heck 50% arrest rate for murder is fantastic. Most murders never result in a conviction.


    Maine has ~90% clearance rate on murder cases. Jealous?
  • cman: feckingmorons: Heck 50% arrest rate for murder is fantastic. Most murders never result in a conviction.

    Maine has ~90% clearance rate on murder cases. Jealous?



    Yep.

    I don't know what the local one is. Probably about the national average.
  • Incidences of murder witnesses refusing to cooperate with the police are enormous. Either fear of retaliation, or some absurd feeling of racial allegiance is usually the reason. As a result, it's become almost impossible to solve many murders and difficult to prosecute those cases that are solved. The "stop snitching" movement has succeeded in keeping many violent criminals on the street.
  • Silly Jesus: unyon: Wow. 10x the homicide rate of my similarly sized Canadian city. I have trouble getting my head around that.

    Demographics, how do they work?


    And just what are you implying there, exactly?
  • vartian:


    That reminds me, has a poster who rhymes with Crick-Louse been around at all in the past 7 days?
  • unyon: Wow. 10x the homicide rate of my similarly sized Canadian city. I have trouble getting my head around that.


    And I'm to move to D.C. at the end of this month for a new job. Lucky me.
  • BSABSVR: vartian:

    That reminds me, has a poster who rhymes with Crick-Louse been around at all in the past 7 days?


    Nope. :)
  • I_Love_Cheesecake: unyon: Wow. 10x the homicide rate of my similarly sized Canadian city. I have trouble getting my head around that.

    And I'm to move to D.C. at the end of this month for a new job. Lucky me.


    I've lived here for nearly a decade and a half, in all parts of the city, usually carrying around around 5k worth of video equipment. You'll be fine. :)
  • I_Love_Cheesecake: And I'm to move to D.C. at the end of this month for a new job. Lucky me.


    Unless it's to Southeast D.C. and involves gangs and/or drugs, you'll be fine.
  • vartian: I've lived here for nearly a decade and a half, in all parts of the city, usually carrying around around 5k worth of video equipment. You'll be fine. :)


    nmrsnr: Unless it's to Southeast D.C. and involves gangs and/or drugs, you'll be fine.


    I wasn't really serious. I have no idea yet where I'll live, though - one of my future co-workers has suggested Mt Pleasant, U Street or Adams Morgan.
  • I_Love_Cheesecake: I have no idea yet where I'll live, though - one of my future co-workers has suggested Mt Pleasant, U Street or Adams Morgan.


    Mt. Pleasant is quiet, but a little out of the way, I'd stay away from Adams Morgan if I could, just because I hate the Red Line and drunken college students.
  • Used to love Friday nights at Tracks in SE. Three dance floors. A beach volleyball court. A proper cloak. And cheap drinks.

    Good times. Good times.
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