[LMB] OT: Racial disparities in policing

Matthew George matt.msg at gmail.com
Mon Dec 16 19:40:24 GMT 2019


On Wed, Dec 11, 2019 at 10:01 AM Pat Mathews <mathews55 at msn.com> wrote:

> Ah, but some highly respectable couple living in Mystic, CT, might have a
> teenaged son in full-blown "Freak the parents" phase, acting out by means
> of strange haircuts and styles and bad behavior.
>

In which case the young man is hoping to attract attention and negative
regard, and should reasonably consider increased notice by police to be an
inadvertent compliment.

I would be disappointed if black youths wearing trashy clothing were
stopped more than white youths wearing trashy clothing, but not surprised.
Especially if there were relatively few black families in the neighborhood.

Matt G.


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