Tar and feather? Like the Tulsa Outrage?arbiteroftruth wrote:Given all of that, for people to continue to tar and feather him seems counterproductive toward the goal of having a good faith discussion of the issue.
http://forums.xkcd.com/search.php?f=9&t=84861&author=jewish_scientistBut with 140 pages of thread history that I'm not going to read, maybe he's simply run out of strikes, in which case I'll take your word for it and leave it to you.
jewish_scientist wrote:Just because every time you have interacted with the cops they were mean does not mean that all cops are mean. Maybe you should take a statistics class before condemning a million people.
emphasis mine.jewish_scientist wrote:I think people are being really unfair to the cops by generalizing these incidents of corruption. The problem is that someone doing their job poorly, such as a cop shooting an armed suspect, is news and a person doing their job correctly, such as a cop shooting an armed suspect, is not. I remember a while ago that the FBI investigated someone, did not find sufficient reason to continue the investigation, and stopped investigating; when this person actually became a terrorist and killed many people, the FBI was heavily criticized for stopping the investigation. However, the dozens of times investigations are stopped and people end up being innocent are never reported and investigations resulting in arrests much less publicized. It's Survivor Bias in reverse.
I think it's rather clear that jewish_scientist believes in some manner of "nuanced approach" towards cop apologism, er, the problem with police behavior in the US (and elsewhere, but particularly there). I think it's bullshit. I'll never tire of drawing the comparison with the actual murder that happened, because it (the murders) happens a lot. And nobody said, "jewish_scientist should be banned", "j_s is racist", "j_s is a cop apologist" (except me), or "j_s sympathizes with cops more than the lives of black people".