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Domestic violence, the new war on poor/minorities (like the drug war)

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Just the facts ma am, Apr 8, 2016.

  1. Just the facts ma am

    Just the facts ma am Active Member

    Jason Whitlock makes some good points.

    http://j.school/post/142467498840/hardy-outrage-a-dangerous-mask-for-lack-of-insight

    I would add that the zero tolerance for domestic strife began with the revelations that OJ got cut slack by cops on domestic calls because of his celebrity status. Mandatory arrests, especially of black males, became standard after that. This of course increased revenue for the judicial/penal complex.
     
  2. Smallpotatoes

    Smallpotatoes Well-Known Member

    Sorry, I have no sympathy for anyone who does that sort of thing.
     
  3. Spartan Squad

    Spartan Squad Well-Known Member

    Physical violence against a woman is in no way the same ball park as drugs. Because of the cycle and escalation of violence you tend to get some horrible consequences. And it's been documented that children in DV homes are at greater risk to be abused or to abuse when they get older. Sympathize if it is primarily targeting one group but i want zero tolerance.
     
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  4. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

  5. Just the facts ma am

    Just the facts ma am Active Member

    Cops in the past, made judgement calls.
     
  6. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    We need to look at the root causes of domestic violence before passing judgement.
     
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  7. Just the facts ma am

    Just the facts ma am Active Member

    Immigrants, minorities, etc tend to have more domestic drama than white folks. Perhaps the "criminal justice system" is not the best place to resolve these issues. Mediation, counseling and education would be better than zero tolerance.
     
  8. Mr. Sunshine

    Mr. Sunshine Well-Known Member

    "I shouldn't beat women? Oh, I didn't realize that was a bad thing. Thanks so much for this counseling and education."

    This is one of the dumbest threads ever.
     
  9. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member


    "I bring this up because Greg Hardy, Ray Rice and other black athletes are being used as the Len Biases of domestic violence.
    "

    Never knew a fat man could reach so far.
     
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  10. MisterCreosote

    MisterCreosote Well-Known Member

    Domestic violence, like drug and alcohol abuse, is often carried out for very personal and specific reasons. I'm not sure any one policy is going to do anything of note to stop it.
     
  11. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Black, white or purple, you hit a woman, you should go to the joint.
     
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  12. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    Don't hit women, it's not hard.
     
    Smallpotatoes likes this.
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