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Michael Moore on NYPD Racism & Police Brutality

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Michael Moore made a very interesting video on racial profiling. He makes that argument that police tends to shoot first and ask question later just because of the color of your skin. There has been numerous incidents when police mistaken a normal wallet to that of a gun. Not surprise this mistake tends to happen mostly to blacks or minorities. In my opinion, racial profiling is not a probable cause to discriminate against blacks. So why do you suppose police still practice this even today? Or do you think this is video that Michael Moore did was taken out of context?

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Written by icet0696

September 15, 2009 at 2:44 am

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  1. It continues today, because many officers just like everyone else assume blacks are more dangerous. It is just another example of how there is still racism especially towards the Black minority. Micheal Moore is doing what he always does. He takes an incident and then makes a point to try and fix the issue in a comical and sarcastic way. It OBVIOUSLY is not the fault of officers’ prejudice, but the fact that wallets, spatulas, cellphones etc. due look like guns in Black people’s hand, but not in White people’s hand. It is a way for Moore to bring attention to the issue and hopefully make more people realize how racism is still around today, even with officers.

    al260513

    September 15, 2009 at 8:28 pm

  2. Well this depends on the situation of when a person took out their wallet, snickers bar or spatula. Obviously when the police tell you to stop what your doing and raise your hands your not supposed to reach in your pocket and take out a wallet because the policeman has no idea what your going for, it could be a gun and when you do that your putting his safety at risk and he feels obligated to act to protect himself. However if someone is just walking around with a wallet in their hand that’s a totally different story, but Michael Moore never made that point clear in this video.

    derekjwood

    September 16, 2009 at 8:20 pm


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