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Posted By: Pluperfect, 7/2/2020 4:45:28 AM

It took several months for the first iteration of the Ferguson Effect to become obvious. Michael Brown was fatally shot by a Ferguson, Missouri, police officer in August 2014, triggering local riots and a national narrative about lethally racist police. Officers backed off proactive policing in minority neighborhoods, having been told that such discretionary enforcement was racially oppressive. By early 2015, the resulting spike in shootings and homicides had become patent and would lead to an additional 2,000 black homicide victims in 2015 and 2016, compared with 2014 numbers. Today’s violent-crime increase—call it Ferguson Effect 2.0 or the Minneapolis Effect—has come on with a speed and magnitude

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Reply 1 - Posted by: blueline 7/2/2020 7:36:04 AM (No. 464047)
My nominee for the must-read of the day. In my humble opinion, our ordered society is in the death throes. I don't think that's overstating the seriousness of our present state. Unless we reverse this breakdown soon, it will consume us. Proclamations of support for the police are uplifting. But when those same "supporters" show up at the polls and vote for people (like Durkin, DeBlasio, Lightfoot, St. Louis DA Gardner, Fulton Co. DA Howard and the multitude of other council members, state legislators, and congresscritters) who trample each other to get in front of the BLM parade of police defunders and detractors every time an incident happens. These "supporters" sit on the boards of corporations that cower in fear and pander to the police-haters in hopes that it will keep the "peaceful protesters" away from their doors. Their chickens are about to show up at the roost. I shall take their "support" with a grain of salt until I see how many of these police-haters are returned to their positions of power by our "supporters"; and I will buy some more ammo.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: Highlander 7/2/2020 7:45:01 AM (No. 464056)
I am blessed not to have lived anywhere with more than 200k population, and that’s by choice. Even that’s a problem nowadays. I live quite peaceably in a community of 20k. We do have our druggies and never-do-wells, but they’re confined to a specific neighborhood to which I have no need to venture. Where I live has plenty of Marines and sheriff deputies on all sides. Anybody who might come to my house with ill intentions will be unpleasantly surprised. Right now, I have to deal with the stupid Covid-19 pan-DEM-ic masking, but I have faith that this too, shall pass.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Strike3 7/2/2020 8:18:25 AM (No. 464084)
So, logically, everybody would be happier if the police did not go into black neighborhoods, thus omitting the chance that the blacks might get upset if one of their own was hurt by a policeman, let them commit crimes, rob and murder as they please like they do in Chicago and scrictly segregate these neighborhoods so there would be no black-white interaction. Maybe they had it right up until the 1960s and the government was not smart enough to leave it alone?
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Reply 4 - Posted by: RuckusTom 7/2/2020 9:12:06 AM (No. 464178)
Open up National Guard and Army Reserve armories and start handing out M-16s to all adult volunteers with the mandate that they carry their rifle everywhere they go. "An armed society is a polite society".
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Reply 5 - Posted by: bigfatslob 7/2/2020 10:12:23 AM (No. 464264)
It's different situation in the US but ask yourself what does Israel do? Armed soldiers, not police, on every corner and armed citizens with automatic rifles, women included, protecting the population. We just have a different problem, race. If we stop policing black neighborhoods do we hope they kill one another off like a self cleaning oven. The problem with that is the collateral damage of children and elderly bystanders in the crossfire. The answer is not an all black police in black neighborhoods it's the uniform and badge that's hated skin color doesn't matter.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 7/2/2020 11:05:19 AM (No. 464342)
Yes, it was predicted by many that when they insist on the police "backing off" - what will happen is that crime will increase dramatically. This is going to have to be a lesson to those who don't support the police, yet expect to live in a low crime, safe environment by some magical means. Run off the police - pay the price. I can't work up much sympathy for them. I will continue to support my police, and make sure that they have all the tools they need to do their jobs properly and keep all of us safe out here in suburbia. Let the inner, Democrat cities, enjoy what they have asked for. Perhaps one day, they will insist on more policing. Until then - it's all on them.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Italiano 7/2/2020 6:44:59 PM (No. 464839)
Question: "What are you prepared to do?" -Jim Malone Answer: Evidently nothing. And if your answer is "Elect more Republicans," you are to be pitied.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Justcurious 7/2/2020 8:56:50 PM (No. 464933)
It's not about race, but culture. Those who want law and order have allies in black neighborhoods.
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