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Unrest is spreading in many U.S. cities over police brutality. What can be done to ease tensions and improve law enforcement in multiracial communities?

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I have lived in a multiracial country for a year and here is just my humble opinion. Law enforcement entities should not immediately profile people based on their ethnicity. They should treat all races with the same level of caution and prejudice and not favor a certain group over another. But still, you really can't deny that police brutality in the US is rampant. The US government should really consider filing down the claws and fangs of its law enforcement, it's not the free and democratic way to live.

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Expose staged race-bating events.

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Expose staged race-bating events.

I do not understand what you mean by this? Who is baiting whom?

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Darn it, I meant to add to my post.

Nothing can be done to stop the brutallity of the American justice and law enforcement system. It will, unfonately, take a lot of social upheavel for the citizens to eventually stop it.

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First of all, this is not just about law enforcement in multiracial communities. It's about law enforcement as a whole, for one, and the unrest was caused by a number of things to begin with. When you look at the stats of things like even something as mundane as who have been ticketed the most for social distancing violations, you will probably see that people of color have been targeted more. I have seen videos of cops handing out masks to white people in New York City but violently arresting people of color. A guy goes out for a jog and suddenly he is accosted by a man with a shotgun and killed in cold blood and the DA invokes a bulls*it "Stand Your Ground" defense, as was done in the Tray on Martin killing. The perpetrator is not even charged until months later when a video surfaces and there is "public outrage." Then you have the people with the attitude like: well, they are killing each other all the time so none of their lives matter. There are MILLIONS of people with that attitude in America. You have an enabler of the White Power movement in office who will not ever try to diffuse a situation and black and brown people feel like they have no choice. Sure, some people are there just to loot but most are not. Colin Kaepernick is better than a lot of the QBs in the NFL but will probably never see the field again because of his peaceful protest. The mindset of (a lot of) white America needs to change. That is more than likely not going to happen ever.

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Well, the Government acknowledging the existence of institutional racism would be a start.

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Remove racists from the top of the power structure.

Dismantle and rebuild the police forces - it's worked in other countries.

Learn history and the experience of oppressed peoples. Ask yourself why this is happening.

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Months of people being pushed around, in fear of losing their security, or dying of a disease they feel little control over, shortages, unemployment, non-stop stress fueled by a constantly vigilant social/media looking to capitalize and manipulate at every step.

Most people abhor injustice and violence.

What happened to George Floyd was an aberration of justice.

I can't help but feel this event was a "last straw" for an already on-edge population, 

exploding like a pressure cooker.

Protesting is an American's right.

But looting, rioting, burning and damaging of property hurts the neighborhoods where it happens.

Those businesses and stores won't soon be returning, and services are lost.

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Dismantle and rebuild the police forces - it's worked in other countries.

Many States have done this. NYC is a perfect example, before Giuliani became mayor NYC had over 2,000 murders, it was out of control, he fired 80% of the police force, rebuilt it, made drastic changes to the department and made it while he was in office to to some extent when Bloomberg took over NYC became one of the safest cities, so it can be done, the similar thing happened in my State as well, the Hollenbeck division, Long Beach were all out of control corrupt back in those days. 70’s and 80’s was definitely rough.

Learn history and the experience of oppressed peoples. Ask yourself why this is happening.

Yes, but in the end, the reason doesn’t matter when it comes to vandalism and property destruction and assault.

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That’s a symptom. Until the disease is cured it’ll keep happening.

The National Guard and the military will be its cure if this continues.

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The National Guard and the military will be its cure if this continues

It's illegal to use the military to enforce laws.

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First, detain the rioters and looters who are doing so much damage to the country and bring back order out of the chaos. Bring in the Army and the Marines if the National Guard and the police can't take back the streets.

Next, detain and prosecute any law enforcement officer who has engaged in unlawful conduct and hold training classes to teach proper procedures.

At the same time, open the freakin' economy back up to create jobs to support families so interest in rioting and looting will wane.

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Posse Comitatus Act

Bring in the Army and the Marines if the National Guard and the police can't take back the streets.

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It's illegal to use the military to enforce laws.

If this chaos continues, they’ll make it legal.

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The US police do act more like an army sometimes and they need to tone it down. They're there to serve the public at the end of the day, not suppress them...

Also more needs to be done to reform the penal system and society at large because it doesn't help stop crime occuring in the first place or stop it happening again

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Unrest is spreading in many U.S. cities over police brutality. What can be done to ease tensions and improve law enforcement in multiracial communities?

People need to start listening. Not just stick their head in the sand because they don’t want to hear about it.

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This just in - over 60 Secret Service agents guarding the White House have been injured by the "protesters."

These rioters need to be arrested and charged with assault. That will make people with nothing better to do than riot think twice before rioting.

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Nobody wants to be treated as a 2nd class human, citizen, in their country. In Atlanta, there were protests, peaceful protests during the day on Saturday and Sunday. When it got dark, that's when the protestors left and the illegal actions began. The Mayor of Atlanta is a black woman. Much of the police force are non-whites. There's a video of 2 black college students (man and woman) being pulled from their vehicle by Atlanta police. The main officer who removed the driver was black. The students didn't want to leave their vehicle, so they were removed by force. The Mayor had set a 9pm curfew for Saturday and Sunday. The specific circumstances around why the college students were driving in that area are unknown. The police were a little aggressive and 2 officers have been fired. It could have been much worse. Nobody appears to have been injured.

Each US State as a "Guard" that is under the control of the state Governor. These "Guard" units are made up of volunteers, usually getting some of their college paid for through the program. Most of the time, the "Guard" gets called to help with natural disasters - floods, hurricanes, stuff like that, but they are also trained to deal with riots. The "Guard" gets excess and used military equipment and sometimes trains with US Military units, since the Guard gets nationalized and sent overseas to Iraq and Afghanistan. The US President can "call up the guard" units to support military needs.

Anyway, perhaps now the minorities who have been mistreated will gain even more, necessary, protections, against the majority. Everyone deserves to be treated the same by the govt.

Overhead views of the 2-3 Atlanta protest locations showed about 200 people at each disrupting traffic. I don't know if they had a permit or not. While they were peaceful, the police let them do their stuff. When they firebombed a few college vehicles and city police vehicles, that's when the police tone changed. CNN headquarters is across the street from the Olympic Park and near the Georgia Aquarium (always worth a visit if you have 3-5 hrs extra in Atlanta).

Protestors are welcome. Looters need to be held accountable for their actions.

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There is an exclusion to Posse Comitatus if the Insurrection Act is enabled, as it was during the LA riots a few decades ago.

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Generally, American cops need to be trained more rigorously and refrain from interfering with citizens carrying out lawful activities.

Many Americans seem to have little respect for police in the US - an emphasis on community engagement could well change that.

On the other side, African Americans need to up their game by showing more respect to others and by promoting positive role models.

The tendency to revert to the past and never move on is an outmoded knee-jerk response when black people are being promoted to the presidencies, mayorships and the judiciary

Both sides need to try harder...

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Both sides need to try harder...

“There’s nice people on both sides.”

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Houston Police chief Art Acevedo just responded to President Trump telling governors to "dominate" protesters by telling him, "On behalf of the police chiefs in this country, if you don't have something constructive to say, please keep your mouth shut."

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Abolish the police.

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Turn the current paramilitary storm troopers we have back into actual cops.

Stop auto-targeting minorities.

Get rid of "Stop and Frisk" and other equally stupid legislation.

Release all first time, non-violent drug offenders and seal those charges.

Take a good, hard look at for-profit prisons.

Actually hold the feet of the police to the fire. Higher authority, higher responsibility.

No-knock raids need to be a thing of the past.
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You could start by stopping the looting and vandalism. Followed by doing your "peaceful" protests in a way and somewhere that doesn't affect others. Like I don't know, maybe somewhere not the highway? And if indeed people need to use the highway for "peaceful" protest, then they could use a lane or two and give way to vehicles in other lanes. It's called live and let live. But nope. In 'murica it's all about me, me, me and screw anyone who's not me.

You could also opt to not going to the protests and staying home. Wonder what ever happened with that virus thing. Won't be surprised when the infections go to 3 million by the end of June.

You know racial profiling is pretty bad back there when a white cop arrests a doctor minding his own businesses at his home, simply because he's black. But then, in videos I've seen of people looting this week there are two or three white people. EVERYONE else looting are black people. They're making it really difficult not to racial profiling them.

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Followed by doing your "peaceful" protests in a way and somewhere that doesn't affect others.

Ah yes that famous driver of change: not doing anything.

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Send in UN troops and observers for the election.

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After viewing a young man pleading violent thugs to stop beating his wife with a board I suggest the following:

Martial law enforced in all cities with governors who are incapable of leading

Operation ID stood up. ID all criminals and solicit their immediate arrest

Vets and other responsible well trained citizens deputized, and equipped to make arrest

Citizen patrols

Require all looters or their family to pay in full all damages done to victims they have terrorized
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How does one reduce tribalism in environments with tribes living among one another? Blacks have their tribe. Hispanics have their tribe. Whites, while sharply split ideologically, are increasingly displaying tribal identities because of the pressures from other tribes. Cops come from a mix of various tribes, but form an artificial tribe all of their own. Attempts to integrate the tribes are resisted by those with strong tribal identities, and those very integration attempts often drive more people to greater tribalism.

Blacks don't care at all when a black person is killed by a black policeman, but riots start when it's a white policeman. That's what tribalism looks like.

One thing that America could--and needs--to do, however, is reduce the militarization of the police. Too many cops are ex-military or wanna-be military. Too many always feel like someone is gunning for them. Too many police become police because they are Cartmans--"You will respect my authoritay!" The American military continues to sell surplus arms and vehicles to police departments, many of which are now armed better for war than for community policing.

Nobody builds an army and then never fights with it. No surprise that after building hundreds of police armies, America now has hundreds of little wars raging.

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Martial law enforced in all cities with governors who are incapable of leading

Operation ID stood up. ID all criminals and solicit their immediate arrest

Vets and other responsible well trained citizens deputized, and equipped to make arrest

Citizen patrols

Require all looters or their family to pay in full all damages done to victims they have terrorized

Lmao remember like two weeks ago when you said that being asked to stay at home was the height of tyranny? I ask because now because people are upset that black people are indiscriminately murdered you’re advocating for full fascism.

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wrong dude, maybe you should take a walk for your stress level

but if I said anything that upset you, made you feel discomfort, please

breathe easy and remain calm. No need to riot or get worked up

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