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  1. Amus
    Member

    Gotta love the Onion;

    1. Shy away from dangerous, heavily policed areas.

    2. Avoid swaggering or any other confident behavior that suggests you are not completely subjugated.

    3. Be sure not to pick up any object that could be perceived by a police officer as a firearm, such as a cell phone, a food item, or nothing.

    4. Explain in clear and logical terms that you do not enjoy being shot, and would prefer that it not happen.

    5. Don’t let society stereotype you as a petty criminal. Remember that you can be seen as so much more, from an armed robbery suspect, to a rape suspect, to a murder suspect.

    6. Try to see it from a police officer’s point of view: You may be unarmed, but you’re also black.

    7. Avoid wearing clothing associated with the gang lifestyle, such as shirts and pants.

    8. Revel in the fact that by simply existing, you exert a threatening presence over the nation’s police force.

    9. Be as polite and straightforward as possible when police officers are kicking the shit out of you.

    Posted on August 14, 2014 - 02:34 PM #
  2. Mrs.Merkin
    Member

    They forgot the part about wearing hoodies, which 95% of the entire US also wears. Not allowed if you're of color. Any color.

    Posted on August 17, 2014 - 06:53 PM #
  3. missing_kskd
    Member

    Which is complete bullshit. Hoodies are awesome clothing, particularly around here in the winter.

    I love this: Try to see it from a police officer’s point of view: You may be unarmed, but you’re also black.

    Yeah, also.

    Posted on August 17, 2014 - 07:21 PM #
  4. Mrs.Merkin
    Member

    I know, right? I can't think of anyone I know that doesn't wear hoodies, even my parents.

    Posted on August 18, 2014 - 12:39 AM #
  5. RadioBuggie
    Member

    ..and watch out if the cops spot an exceptionally long gold or silver
    looped necklace around your neck hanging down to your belly on an opened shirt...

    ..They may come up - grab it off, then immediately detain you after they test it for TANG...

    :)

    Posted on August 18, 2014 - 02:37 AM #
  6. Broadway
    Member
  7. Amus
    Member

    Oh, well, in that case he deserved to die didn't he?

    Posted on August 18, 2014 - 10:27 AM #
  8. RadioBuggie
    Member

    Everybody doesn't WANT to, of course...

    Posted on August 18, 2014 - 10:47 AM #
  9. Amus
    Member

    I don't have enough information on this to start making accusations.

    But right on cue, Broadway repeats the right wing narrative of smearing the victim.

    http://i.huffpost.com/gen/221265/SIMPSONSFOXNEWS.jpg

    Posted on August 18, 2014 - 10:57 AM #
  10. Andy_brown
    Member

    Broadway is brainless. Get over it.

    Posted on August 18, 2014 - 11:04 AM #