Racial tension returns

Racial tension returns

There are 6 comments on the The Herald story from Mar 21, 2006, titled Racial tension returns. In it, The Herald reports that:

At a meeting Monday, Everett High School sophomore Crystal Juarez gives Mayor Ray Stephanson her view of how police handled a March 6 school fight.

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Craig

Glen Cove, NY

#1 Mar 22, 2006
Seems to me that if these students had tried to handle their differences in a different manor, the police would have never had to be involved in the first place.
Why does it seem that whenever the police are called to deal with the Hispanic or black community, they are always met with grief? If the police tell you to disperse, then disperse! Don't come up from behind and hit the officer in the back! Don't run! Don't scream and yell! Do what you are asked to do, so that the situation can be handled in an expeditious and non-violent way.
I'm tired of the minority always screaming foul when they refuse to obey the law, and the police have to use more force then is necessary because these people think they are above the law.
Being a police officer is a hard enough job as it is without having to deal with bodily harm, verbal assaults and lawsuits.
Patrick_ Singapore

Singapore, Singapore

#2 Mar 22, 2006
It seems there is always a difference of opinion when the police violence does not effect people personally. It's even this difference which leads most officers to react to "minorities" the way they do. When most white kids break the law, most officers treat them as though, "they are just kids." However, when "minorities" are being "just kids", they are often perceived as "breaking the law." Therefore, they are treated differently. In most case, brutalized by officers.
There is really no justification for any brutality by officers, considering all of the means handy to diffuse potentially hostile situations. The ONE that needs the most attention is the racist mentality of the officers and Craig from Bridgeport, CT.
Craig

Glen Cove, NY

#3 Mar 29, 2006
You make being a racist sound like a bad thing.
I got news for you, they don't like us any more then we like them.
It's their feeling of entitlement that makes me a racist. They think that just because they have different colored skin they can act like lawless fools when the police arrive. Because they have the race card to play whenever they know they are doing something wrong they don't feel that they can or should be punished.

You should come and live in the US Patrick from Singapore so that you know what you are talking about. Come and live in the hood and see what really goes on here.

It's real easy to label people like me 'Racist' when you have never lived in and around the neighborhoods filled with these people.
teen16

Walcott, AR

#4 May 2, 2006
Craig wrote:
You make being a racist sound like a bad thing.
I got news for you, they don't like us any more then we like them.
It's their feeling of entitlement that makes me a racist. They think that just because they have different colored skin they can act like lawless fools when the police arrive. Because they have the race card to play whenever they know they are doing something wrong they don't feel that they can or should be punished.
You should come and live in the US Patrick from Singapore so that you know what you are talking about. Come and live in the hood and see what really goes on here.
It's real easy to label people like me 'Racist' when you have never lived in and around the neighborhoods filled with these people.
There is more blaks in this world who don't act that way. So why you like that. I don't like sum blake ppl but i'm nice bout it. Think bout it, how do they feel.
Leann

Pittsburgh, PA

#5 May 5, 2006
Craig wrote:
You make being a racist sound like a bad thing.
I got news for you, they don't like us any more then we like them.
It's their feeling of entitlement that makes me a racist. It's real easy to label people like me 'Racist' when you have never lived in and around the neighborhoods filled with these people.
At the same time it's really hard NOT to call you a racist. You say things like "they don't like us more than we like them."?? What does that mean. I have many friends that are not the same ethinicity as me. We don't snub our noses at each other. And just as you claim that "those" people pull race cards, you pull one yourself! "I've lived in neighborhoods filled with these people." Wah wah wah! What card would you call that? You see, reverse discrimination is just as bad as the original act.
Both of my brothers go to Everett High and when interviewed about the "race" problem, my brother a few of his friends were the only ones that would even admit there is a problem there. I was suprised at the number of minorities that don't see a problem at all, or maybe they didn't want to admit it... we'll never know. I suppose we have extremes on all sides of the fence. But make no mistake, you are just as bad as the people you speak out against, when using that attitude. And I see nothing but entitlement running through your post, so perhaps you should look in a mirror before making hasty generalizations.
In search of the truth

Brownsville, KY

#7 Apr 6, 2007
And how many riots have YOU broken up. How many times have YOU had to fight for your life on duty as a cop?

While I despise the majority of cops I have to agree with this one. He is the one that has to deal with this shit face to face on a daily basis while you sit and watch VH-1.

To him it is a war zone. Warriors always wind up not being really fond of the enemy. That is human nature and all part of the real world most of you people will never know anything about.

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