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Read any good books lately?

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lovinlife101
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Read any good books lately?

Post by lovinlife101 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:44 am

I think this would be a nice thread to share what we’re reading this summer. Here’s my list:

1. Black and Blue: Why Cops Brutalized Minorities

2. A Cop’s Tale: Triple Chins and Double Standards

3. The Impossible Dream: Accountable Cops

4. Power Trip: From Hall Monitor To Highly-Paid Badged Bully

5. Revenge of the Nerds X: Police Payback



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Re: Read any good books lately?

Post by TC Shuts Up » Wed Jul 10, 2019 8:43 am

What ever happened to that guy from Grand Rapids that used to SAVAGE people who talked badly about cops? This guy deserves it. Have you seen any of those videos of large groups of "youths" holding up stores the last few weeks? Are we supposed to just let that kind of thing become an everyday occurrence? Just a way of taking from the "rich" and giving it to the "poor"? Let's put LLife101 in the ring with the "Janitor" for a few rounds. I'm sure LLife101 only cares when it is certain "youths" who are brutalized. He'd probably defend the cops if the bitter end if the victims weren't the "downtrodden" "youths".


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Re: Read any good books lately?

Post by Y M Ionhere » Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:08 am

Loathinlife101 needs to read Heather McDonalds essays for balance. She pulls actual numbers and statistics and come to a different conclusion.
Also, its sickening to hear how "racist" a cop is after taking action when any person of color is aggressive and confrontational toward them. I just saw the video of the former MSU athlete refusing to cooperate, walking off and then tackling the cop. Loathinglife101 probably believes that guy is a "victim of police brutality" even though he (Suspect) did nothing right.
Follow instructions. Dont run. Dont reach for a cops gun. Dont attack a cop. Dont reach up your own shirt to imply a weapon. Dont try to be a bigshot and you wont get shot.
Many black-majority neighborhoods statistically have a much higher rate of violence. Once that elephant in the room is honestly addressed, we can realistically discuss policing in those communities. What are police to do in areas with massive crime rates where people are anti-law enforcement and a lot of people resist or fight back when detained? LACK of police presence and lack of adequate patrols is 1 big reason crime and violence in Flint and Detroit have never gotten under control. Pontiac was so cash-strapped they had to disband their police force. Most of these majority-black cities with high crime numbers are LED by black chiefs. There WAS an isolated case of racial misconduct in Detroit and the black chief promptly took action. Thats usually what happens. They tend to be isolated incidents that are promptly dealt with and handled. And black chiefs will obviously not go easy on them.



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Re: Read any good books lately?

Post by Motown322 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:00 am

lovinlife101 wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:44 am
2. A Cop’s Tale: Triple Chins and Double Standards
I LOL'ed. :lol



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Re: Read any good books lately?

Post by lovinlife101 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:08 am

Y M Ionhere wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:08 am
Loathinlife101 needs to read Heather McDonalds essays for balance. She pulls actual numbers and statistics and come to a different conclusion.
Also, its sickening to hear how "racist" a cop is after taking action when any person of color is aggressive and confrontational toward them. I just saw the video of the former MSU athlete refusing to cooperate, walking off and then tackling the cop. Loathinglife101 probably believes that guy is a "victim of police brutality" even though he (Suspect) did nothing right.
Follow instructions. Dont run. Dont reach for a cops gun. Dont attack a cop. Dont reach up your own shirt to imply a weapon. Dont try to be a bigshot and you wont get shot.
Many black-majority neighborhoods statistically have a much higher rate of violence. Once that elephant in the room is honestly addressed, we can realistically discuss policing in those communities. What are police to do in areas with massive crime rates where people are anti-law enforcement and a lot of people resist or fight back when detained? LACK of police presence and lack of adequate patrols is 1 big reason crime and violence in Flint and Detroit have never gotten under control. Pontiac was so cash-strapped they had to disband their police force. Most of these majority-black cities with high crime numbers are LED by black chiefs. There WAS an isolated case of racial misconduct in Detroit and the black chief promptly took action. Thats usually what happens. They tend to be isolated incidents that are promptly dealt with and handled. And black chiefs will obviously not go easy on them.
Ignorance. Too bad you’re only 100% wrong.

“Dont try to be a bigshot and you wont get shot.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ex ... ng-n904166

https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/29/us/texas ... index.html

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/24/us/a ... oting.html

We’re all these victims “big shots”?



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Re: Read any good books lately?

Post by lovinlife101 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:09 am

Motown322 wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 11:00 am
lovinlife101 wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 7:44 am
2. A Cop’s Tale: Triple Chins and Double Standards
I LOL'ed. :lol
To be fair, there’s a double chin minimum.



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Re: Read any good books lately?

Post by Mr.Transistor » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:59 pm

Here is mine:
1) Entrapment and common law
2) Vice: One Cop's story of Patrolling America's most dangerous city
3) A Bulletproof Life
4) The field guide to law enforcement
5) Anarchy in Action



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Re: Read any good books lately?

Post by lovinlife101 » Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:29 pm

Mr.Transistor wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:59 pm
Here is mine:
1) Entrapment and common law
2) Vice: One Cop's story of Patrolling America's most dangerous city
3) A Bulletproof Life
4) The field guide to law enforcement
5) Anarchy in Action
Those are good ones!



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Re: Read any good books lately?

Post by Y M Ionhere » Wed Jul 10, 2019 10:43 pm

Mr.Transistor wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:59 pm
Here is mine:
1) Entrapment and common law
2) Vice: One Cop's story of Patrolling America's most dangerous city
3) A Bulletproof Life
4) The field guide to law enforcement
5) Anarchy in Action
Samuel Katz's "LAPD"



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Re: Read any good books lately?

Post by FET-500 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:58 pm

I read a book on hacking databases to reveal the identity of the users...



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Re: Read any good books lately?

Post by screen glare » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:03 pm

Book entitled “Educated”. Autobiography of girl raised in a family of fundamentalist Mormons living in rural setting and never allowed to go to school. Spent her life in survivalist mode. Later - she educates herself. Then earns a PhD - attending a series of world renowned universities which only accept the academic cream of the crop. Pretty astounding to her how her view of the world and her family change.



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Re: Read any good books lately?

Post by FET-500 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:18 pm




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Re: Read any good books lately?

Post by hanson » Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:40 pm

lovinlife101 wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:29 pm
Mr.Transistor wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:59 pm
Here is mine:
1) Entrapment and common law
2) Vice: One Cop's story of Patrolling America's most dangerous city
3) A Bulletproof Life
4) The field guide to law enforcement
5) Anarchy in Action
Those are good ones!
What's wrong with that



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Re: Read any good books lately?

Post by lovinlife101 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:30 pm

hanson wrote:
Fri Jul 12, 2019 5:40 pm
lovinlife101 wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 5:29 pm
Mr.Transistor wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:59 pm
Here is mine:
1) Entrapment and common law
2) Vice: One Cop's story of Patrolling America's most dangerous city
3) A Bulletproof Life
4) The field guide to law enforcement
5) Anarchy in Action
Those are good ones!
What's wrong with that
Nothing! They’re good!



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