- Sep 19, 2018
- SL Rez
- Joined SLU
- Dec 2012
- SLU Posts
I just don't wanna replace a bag of shit with another bag of shit.Pamela's right though that there isn't a candidate alive who has no less than proud moments. And it's tougher to find a consensus of how much and what sort of suck is okay than it is to say fuck it, all in on pussygrabber.
The most recent Census information seems to imply people in their twenties are less than 20% of the NH population.Wait, is that number 13% of the total? Because NH is a state that is disproportionately elderly. There literally aren’t that many people in their twenties. Young people have been outmigrating for decades, at least when I was there, and the southern part of NH is now an exurb of greater Boston. The number I’d be looking for is the percentage of a given set - percentage of possible voters.
I'm probably going to regret asking this but, as I understand it, the "stop and search" policy was -- or was said to be, at least -- primarily directed against members of street gangs in particular areas.Are you sure you want to argue that stop and frisk was not racist?
Comparing police stops to violent crime suspects is bad math. Only 11 percent of stops in 2011 were based on a description of a violent crime suspect. On the other hand, from 2002 to 2011, black and Latino residents made up close to 90 percent of people stopped, and about 88 percent of stops – more than 3.8 million – were of innocent New Yorkers. Even in neighborhoods that are predominantly white, black and Latino New Yorkers face the disproportionate brunt. For example, in 2011, Black and Latino New Yorkers made up 24 percent of the population in Park Slope, but 79 percent of stops. This, on its face, is discriminatory.
The "worksheet" officers must fill out after carrying out a stop-and-frisk contains boxes in which police officers can explain what led to the frisking -- what the "reasonable suspicion" was, in other words. The single most common reason for a stop in the year 2008 was "furtive movements." The third-most common was "other." "Furtive movements" is cited in more than half of the forms reviewed by criminologist Jeffrey Fagan, a plaintiff's witness in the class-action suit against the NYPD. Fagan, who believes a stop based solely on "furtive movements" is an unconstitutional stop, has calculated that the NYPD has carried out more than 200,000 illegal stop-and-frisks.
Thank you. I really didn't know that much about Bloomberg before this thread, but I've been doing more due-diligence on his record as a racist, misogynist and filthy rich autocrat.His track record. His history. He is a worse candidate for president than Trump was. Not only because he has caused more suffering than Trump had as a candidate, but also because he is smarter than Trump and because he does not say the quiet part out loud like Trump does.
If the only hope of replacing Donald Trump is a New York neoliberal billionaire with a history of racism and sexism, why even bother replacing him?