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#1    Ashotep

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 05:41 PM

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Europe ruled it illegal, but police in Britain continue to stop and  search people whenever and wherever they like, with little grounds for  suspicion. The area of society which finds itself most often targeted  believes there is only one reason for it.Read More Here

It seems stuff like this is going on everywhere.  Have you been a victim of this type of search?


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Posted 11 January 2012 - 06:00 PM

Nothing as serious as this, but on certain days when dressed down and kind of scruffy I have been asked for ID at certain retail outlets when presenting a debit card. I can see how the youth feel, it wasn't pleasant to reach back into my wallet and provide a drivers license. I think next time I'll tell the clerk I have no ID and then file a complaint with the manager.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 07:24 PM

And Russians arnt racists... <_<


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Posted 11 January 2012 - 07:27 PM

This bit made me lol :-

“One of the things that caused it was policing, the way the police talk to them, the overuse of stop and search, and a sense that the police are institutionally against young urban people and probably institutionally racist as well,” states Diane Abbott, MP from the Labour Party.  ....(& sometime racist).


And also :-

"Eighty-five per cent of rioters cited anger at police as their reason for violence in a recent study by The Guardian newspaper." .....so looting wide screen t.vs & trainers had nothing to do with it. It's the lameass lefty sort of analysis we come to expect from the Guardian.

Perhaps if black kids in London stopped stabbing each other for a while the police might have less reason to stop & search.

Edited by itsnotoutthere, 11 January 2012 - 08:08 PM.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 02:01 AM

View Postitsnotoutthere, on 11 January 2012 - 07:27 PM, said:

This bit made me lol :-

“One of the things that caused it was policing, the way the police talk to them, the overuse of stop and search, and a sense that the police are institutionally against young urban people and probably institutionally racist as well,” states Diane Abbott, MP from the Labour Party.  ....(& sometime racist).


And also :-

"Eighty-five per cent of rioters cited anger at police as their reason for violence in a recent study by The Guardian newspaper." .....so looting wide screen t.vs & trainers had nothing to do with it. It's the lameass lefty sort of analysis we come to expect from the Guardian.

Perhaps if black kids in London stopped stabbing each other for a while the police might have less reason to stop & search.




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Posted 13 January 2012 - 10:36 PM

View PostErix, on 11 January 2012 - 07:24 PM, said:

And Russians arnt racists... <_<
They are probably as racist as everyone else but this article isn't about them.  If you find an article on racism in Russia please post it.


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Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:13 AM

If you have nothing to hide, then why worry about the police looking in your pockets.  Just think they may stop a person that could mug and stab you later!!

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:18 AM

View Postitsnotoutthere, on 11 January 2012 - 07:27 PM, said:

This bit made me lol :-

“One of the things that caused it was policing, the way the police talk to them, the overuse of stop and search, and a sense that the police are institutionally against young urban people and probably institutionally racist as well,” states Diane Abbott, MP from the Labour Party.  ....(& sometime racist).


And also :-

"Eighty-five per cent of rioters cited anger at police as their reason for violence in a recent study by The Guardian newspaper." .....so looting wide screen t.vs & trainers had nothing to do with it. It's the lameass lefty sort of analysis we come to expect from the Guardian.

Perhaps if black kids in London stopped stabbing each other for a while the police might have less reason to stop & search.


Haha hit the nail on the head!!!!!:sk

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 01:28 AM

I've seen reporting on this type of stop and search in NYC.  Seems their not finding any terrorists but are making a huge amount of income for the city in fines and court costs for..wait for it... MARIJUANA possession.  Because of where the policing is done the majority of the arrested are racial minorities.  My only problem with it is the use of the "terrorist" bugaboo.  just tell the truth - we're looking to make money for the city.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 02:08 AM

I have read many threads on UM and come across many views, opinons and statements that range from absurd to illogical but I am more shocked by some of the comments in this thread.

View Postitsnotoutthere, on 11 January 2012 - 07:27 PM, said:

Perhaps if black kids in London stopped stabbing each other for a while the police might have less reason to stop & search.

Hi itsnotoutthere,

Is this a joke I have overlooked? A light hearted quip about the state of inner city London maybe?

I am puzzled by your response, wouldn't "Perhaps if people in London stopped stabbing each other for a while the police might have less reason to stop & search" be more suitable?

I live in London and come across just as many white and asian 'teenage thugs' as I do black 'teenage thugs'. I would really like to know if your statement meant 'only black kids stab each other in London'?

I have jumped on peoples comments in forums before and been mistaken (if this is the case I apologise), but otherwise I think you need to adjust your opinion of black kids.


Edit for spelling and grammar.

Edited by Junior Chubb, 14 January 2012 - 02:29 AM.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 06:52 AM

View Postskookum, on 14 January 2012 - 01:13 AM, said:

If you have nothing to hide, then why worry about the police looking in your pockets.  Just think they may stop a person that could mug and stab you later!!
It's degrading.  Isn't a Brit who said something of like: All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.  By letting cops search you without probable cause or a search warrant you are in the "good men do nothing" crowd Edmund was mentioning.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 07:08 AM

Im surprised that London has police on normal street patrols...only ones i ever see are sat on motorways in expensive and powerful cars...Posted Image




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Posted 14 January 2012 - 08:03 PM

View PostJunior Chubb, on 14 January 2012 - 02:08 AM, said:

I have read many threads on UM and come across many views, opinons and statements that range from absurd to illogical but I am more shocked by some of the comments in this thread.



Hi itsnotoutthere,

Is this a joke I have overlooked? A light hearted quip about the state of inner city London maybe?

I am puzzled by your response, wouldn't "Perhaps if people in London stopped stabbing each other for a while the police might have less reason to stop & search" be more suitable?

I live in London and come across just as many white and asian 'teenage thugs' as I do black 'teenage thugs'. I would really like to know if your statement meant 'only black kids stab each other in London'?

I have jumped on peoples comments in forums before and been mistaken (if this is the case I apologise), but otherwise I think you need to adjust your opinion of black kids.


Edit for spelling and grammar.


And perhaps you should use the google search engine to investigate the surge in black on black (gangsta) stabbings in london in the last ten years or so.

http://www.telegraph...e-and-race.html

http://www.thelondon...ndon-p-687.html

http://www.telegraph...lack-crime.html

Edited by itsnotoutthere, 14 January 2012 - 08:11 PM.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 08:21 PM

http://www.citizensr...der-london.html

http://www.citizensr...-gbh-in-london/

http://www.independe...red-475754.html

Just a few snippets from the last link for you chubb. :-

"Black people in London are four times more likely to be murder victims than white people, with those responsible for the murders and manslaughters also far more likely to be black. Homicide suspects are 12 times more likely to be black than white, in proportion to London's population."

"The study, which covers cases of all unlawful killings, found that people from an African and Caribbean background were disproportionately likely to be both victims and suspects. Of the 163 homicides in London in the year to April 2006, there were 50 black victims, 72 white, and 23 Asian. Other ethnic minority groups make up the remainder. This compares to a population in the capital in which black people account for 11 per cent, Indian and Pakistanis for 12 per cent and white Europeans for 74 per cent."

"Part of the explanation for such a high number of black victims and suspects is the continuing rivalry between crack cocaine gangs. The shooting of drug dealers and innocent bystanders accounts for, on average, 13 homicides per year."

So it's not just me telling you the awful truth, but if you wish to live in a state of denial that's entirely up to you.

Edited by itsnotoutthere, 14 January 2012 - 08:49 PM.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:26 PM

Its so unfortunate.  Although minorities do seem to have a higher rate of crime. It does tend to become a vicious cycle.  Perhaps they feel there is no fairness.  Even if they are decent.  They are treated like criminals anyway.  Reminds me of some of the men I've heard say.  "If she thinks I'm cheating anyway,  I might as well do it."  Or such things.  Crime is crime.  And use of crime to commit more crime is weird.

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