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beebee
That’s the problem when we make generalizations about groups of people.
Not all are bad, not all ever are all good, however I do believe there are systemic problems within the police force/departments and that we’ve witnessed far to many uncalled for, unnecessary deaths especially within the black community for minor infractions, where the cops time and time again afterwards got off scot-free.

I understand the anger and I also don’t think it’s only happening to the black community but to a greater degree.
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Alligator Ed
The comment on the whole is excellent, demonstrating the re-humanization of your brother.  He evidently found a cause or new emphasis in his career in which he was dissuaded from old habits of thought by witnessing new things (likely all horrid) about which he had never before been involved.  He accepted the evidence of his eyes and ears, changing behavior as required for maintenance of sanity.

Now the subtlety differentiating a "prediction" from a "conditional prediction" escapes my assignation of logic to that distinction, which seems to me a distinction without a difference.  A prediction is a prediction, no matter how couched.  A prediction is a projection of an idea, not yet consummated in reality by one's own thought.  All prediction is conditional.  The earth might be destroyed by an asteroid next Monday.  So how much credence or care must we exert when assigning a degree of conditionality to such a guessed at future occurrence, an occurrence which can only be verified or refuted with the passage of time?
Civil war with the police.  We're already there.
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Alligator Ed
Percentage-wise, blacks are disproportionally affected by police violence but in terms of absolute numbers, more whites are physically injured / shot by police than blacks.  This comment does not suggest that police violence is never unjustified.  Nor does my comment suggest that all police violence is always unjustified.
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Fire With Fire
The comment on the whole is excellent, demonstrating the re-humanization of your brother.  He evidently found a cause or new emphasis in his career in which he was dissuaded from old habits of thought by witnessing new things (likely all horrid) about which he had never before been involved.  He accepted the evidence of his eyes and ears, changing behavior as required for maintenance of sanity.

Now the subtlety differentiating a "prediction" from a "conditional prediction" escapes my assignation of logic to that distinction, which seems to me a distinction without a difference.  A prediction is a prediction, no matter how couched.  A prediction is a projection of an idea, not yet consummated in reality by one's own thought.  All prediction is conditional.  The earth might be destroyed by an asteroid next Monday.  So how much credence or care must we exert when assigning a degree of conditionality to such a guessed at future occurrence, an occurrence which can only be verified or refuted with the passage of time?
Civil war with the police.  We're already there.


I'll give in on this one.  A rose is a rose is a rose and so is a prediction.  But I still cling to the idea that predicting what would happen if an impossible event occurs is not very interesting or relevant.
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Alligator Ed
Would you not call this entire political lethal circus not a black swan event, likely of similar cultural events in the early 1930's German state of disharmony?  We are watching a segmentally incremental dissolution of social institutions falling victims to wokeness and insane left revenge for Trump who defeated the Great Pretender to the Throne.  
The "establishment", in order to maintain its hold on power, is energetically assaulting what civility still exists in our society.
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davidgmills
Sriracha wrote:


Police chiefs are appointed.
Sheriffs are elected.


Whether judges are elected or appointed has little bearing on how good a judge they might turn out to be.  I suspect the same would be true of law enforcement personnel.
Ye shall know the phony left by the gates they keep.
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Sriracha
davidgmills wrote:


Whether judges are elected or appointed has little bearing on how good a judge they might turn out to be.  I suspect the same would be true of law enforcement personnel.


But, if elected then the electorate can remove the bad ones at the next election.
Not the case with appointed.
Pipeline and Railroad across the Berring Strait: Bye bye middle east quagmires. Bye bye 23ft/gal super tankers polluting the world. Add a highway to that. Then we can drive to Asia, Europe and Africa. Road trip heaven!
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davidgmills
Godwin's Law.

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Godwin's law (or Godwin's rule of Hitler analogies)[1][2] is an Internet adage asserting that "as an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1". That is, if an online discussion (regardless of topic or scope) goes on long enough, sooner or later someone will compare someone or something to Adolf Hitler or his deeds, the point at which effectively the discussion or thread often ends.


Wikipedia

My observation is that it seems to approach 1 much faster on the east and west coasts.

And virtually no concern whatsoever of rebellion here in Iowa.  Never felt safer.
Ye shall know the phony left by the gates they keep.
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Sriracha
But you're land locked.
I have to be near the ocean.
Otherwise I feel trapped.
Pipeline and Railroad across the Berring Strait: Bye bye middle east quagmires. Bye bye 23ft/gal super tankers polluting the world. Add a highway to that. Then we can drive to Asia, Europe and Africa. Road trip heaven!
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davidgmills
Sriracha wrote:
But you're land locked.
I have to be near the ocean.
Otherwise I feel trapped.


I grew up on an island in the Gulf of Mexico.  I have been island locked.  Really don't care to live near the water.  So being landlocked is fine with me.
Ye shall know the phony left by the gates they keep.
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Sriracha
davidgmills wrote:


I grew up on an island in the Gulf of Mexico.  I have been island locked.  Really don't care to live near the water.  So being landlocked is fine with me.


Different strokes for different folks.
I have to feel like I have an escape.
That escape are my yachts.
If it's time to bug out I set sail.
Pipeline and Railroad across the Berring Strait: Bye bye middle east quagmires. Bye bye 23ft/gal super tankers polluting the world. Add a highway to that. Then we can drive to Asia, Europe and Africa. Road trip heaven!
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