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transtifa wrote

“I would respect what they are doing so that you don’t get shot in the back of the head, but I would also be very mindful of the fact that as a nation, we have got to hold police officers accountable for the actions that they commit,” he said. “I would be very cautious if you were my son in terms of dealing with that police officer, but I would also defend my rights and know my rights and make sure if possible that the police officer’s camera is on what goes on.”

is that such a bad response? Are they supposed to evade the question about how to act in police encounters in order to go on a rant about how ACAB?

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n_n OP wrote (edited )

To me sounds like victim blaming. Rudy Giuliani also said this in 2016. A politician shouldn't imply that black people are shot in the back because they aren't polite to the police, specially a white politician. Black people were discriminated and killed by racists without even said a word before.

Edit: moving a sentence

Edit 2: clarification

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transtifa wrote

Ah, fair enough. What would be an appropriate response to the question though? If I was a politican (gods forbid), maybe I'd say something like:

I don't know what I would do, because I have not experienced the specific forms of oppression and subjugation that racialized people encounter on a daily basis. However, when elected, I will do everything in my power to make police encounters safer for Black people.

That's... a lot more careful but also purposefully not answering the question. I just don't think there's any way to legitimately answer the question without coming across as victim blamey.

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n_n OP wrote (edited )

Why the article was deleted?

Edit: It's not in the moderation log so I guess that was a mistake in my part or a bug? Anyway I upload it again.

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