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Once again, w hat does it mean to be a racial minority in America (non-white and non-Asian)? Freedom from Responsibility.

Or, more accurately, black privilege defined.

Having to maintain your car is obviously a form of vehicular discrimination…[Minneapolis police no longer to ticket for equipment violations under new policy: Mpls. policy is intended to address racial disparities., Minneapolis Star-Tribune, January 30, 2020]

Minneapolis police officers will no longer ticket motorists for broken headlights or turn signals, instead handing out vouchers to pay for vehicle repairs under a new department policy unveiled Wednesday.

The changes come roughly a year after a pitched debate at City Hall over a possible moratorium on certain traffic stops, with some council members seeing the move as a way to ease the racial disparities in rates of traffic stops. Others worried that it would only harm residents in poorer neighborhoods, where gun violence is prevalent. That debate came weeks after a community forum where residents aired their frustrations with what they saw as years of harassment and discrimination at the hands of police.

At the time, police Chief Medaria Arradondo said he would study the issue, and in the months since has been meeting with senior staffers, crime analysts and community leaders to hear their advice on what to do to revamp the policy without endangering public safety.

Under the new policy, instead of writing a ticket, officers will now have the option of issuing drivers a voucher from the Lights On! program — financed by the nonprofit group MicroGrants, which partners with local organizations to promote economic self-sufficiency among lower income residents, according to its website. The vouchers can be redeemed at participating auto shops to cover the costs of services such as replacing a bulb from a rear taillight. Exceptions include cases in which equipment violations result in a crash or “harm to another,” according to the new guidelines. Motorists with outstanding warrants or who have committed some other criminal act can still be arrested after being pulled over.

“All MPD employees conducting motor vehicle stops for equipment violations shall issue a Lights ON! Coupon in Lieu of traffic citations, when available and applicable,” reads the new policy, which goes into effect Saturday. “If a Coupon is issued, then the officer shall advise the driver or recipient of the location in which the repair can be made.”

Minneapolis police began participating in the Lights On! program a few years ago, along with more than a dozen other Twin Cities police departments. Minneapolis’ new policy covers an expanded list of equipment violations and requires officers to give out vouchers in nearly all cases.

“Fixing minor issues such as a broken brake light can go a long way toward breaking the cycle of poverty — individuals who ignore a fix-it ticket are at risk of having their license suspended,” the agency said in a news release.

Civil rights attorney Nekima Levy Armstrong applauded the move, calling it a step in the right direction toward reversing age-old racial disparities between black and white motorists.

“Ultimately, we want police officers to be problem solvers and not gateways into the justice system for poor people of color,” she said.

But Pete Gamades, a community organizer, said that while he appreciated the chief’s willingness to listen to the community’s concerns, he didn’t think the new guidelines went far enough.

“How does that reduce the racial disparities in the stops to begin with, and I don’t see that this policy change does that,” Gamades said. “One of our goals was to eliminate the stops completely, and potentially mail a coupon to the owner of the car, and hence remove that interaction with the cop that could not end well for either side.”

For many people struggling to make ends meet, even the cost of fixing a broken taillight can harm their economic well-being, while sending them “deeper into the criminal justice system,” Levy Armstrong said.

A 2018 Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office report found that more than half of motorists stopped citywide for equipment violations were black, even though blacks make up only about a fifth of the city’s population. The disparity was particularly glaring in the ethnically diverse neighborhoods of north Minneapolis, where the study found that 80% of drivers pulled over were black, compared with 12% who were white.

Only white people are expected to pay for their broken headlights or turn signals.

Blacks and other non-Asian minorities in Minneapolis will now get a voucher to pay (the taxpayer will foot the bill) for their broken headlights or turn signals, so as to better community relations and refrain from getting a ticket.

What’s to stop whites in Minneapolis from failing to go to a mechanic, as they usually would, when they have a broken headlights or turn signals? Shouldn’t they get a voucher too, considering the reason individual whites collectively receive so few tickets for the infraction of broken headlights or turn signals is because they get them fixed?

 

 
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  1. instead of writing a ticket, officers will now have the option of issuing drivers a voucher from the Lights On! program

    Can we keep track of the voucher vs ticket racial statistics to ensure that whites don’t suffer from disparate impact with this new policy? Or will they attach the same importance to keeping such stats?

  2. D-FENS says:

    When I lived in FL and SC, it seemed most if the disabled cars by the side of the road were driven by negroes. In SC, I once saw a disabled car and the negro occupants were fighting amongst themselves.

    Negroes don’t do basic car maintenance.

  3. Must be tough to come up with fiddy cents to pay for a light bulb.

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
  4. Loren says:

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  5. I got pulled over for having a taillight out in Mpls. about 3 weeks ago. The officer did NOT give me a voucher; I paid to fix it myself. Well, OK, my wife did.

    I’m suing for racial discrimination.

    • Replies: @Realist
  6. What’s next ? Vouchers for free tires ? How ’bout an insurance policy or even a whole new car…..since the one they were pulled over in is stolen anyway ? And define “taxpayer” foots the bill. Nah…..never mind……it only gets worse.

    • Replies: @Augustus
  7. This is absurd. They should give them vouchers for a new Chrysler instead.

    • Replies: @Lancelot Link
  8. Anonymous[260] • Disclaimer says:

    As a bonus, another voucher for a free bong from a local head shop may be included.

  9. Augustus says:

    “Age old racial disparities…..”

    Okay, now I get it. Government has long felt that blacks are not smart enough to do the things white people do routinely, so to get equal outcome, blacks will have to be subsidized from the womb to the tomb by white people.

    Shirts will need to snap shut, shoes will all have Velcro closures, space heaters will be made to automatically shut off if pressed against bedclothes, bathrooms will have signs that employees MUST wash hands, oh wait…….

    Another generation and blacks will have devolved to where they are too helpless to harm anyone. The plan is progressing mightily.

    • Agree: unit472
  10. A 2018 Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office report found that more than half of motorists stopped citywide for equipment violations were black, even though blacks make up only about a fifth of the city’s population. The disparity was particularly glaring in the ethnically diverse neighborhoods of north Minneapolis, where the study found that 80% of drivers pulled over were black, compared with 12% who were white

    .

    Light bulbs are racist . They burn out faster in black owned vehicles, in order to introduce the occupants to the criminal justice system.

    I’ll bet that it’s because light is white.

    • LOL: SafeNow
  11. RVBlake says:

    The “community organizer” Gamades proposes “removing the interaction with the cop that could not end well for either side.” Thereby admitting that this particular demographic subset is emotionally unstable and dangerous.

  12. Realist says:

    The Whites in this country get more goddamn stupid by the day.

  13. Realist says:
    @Elf Himself

    I’m suing for racial discrimination.

    No, you won’t…and Whites allow themselves to be screwed constantly.

  14. Realist says:

    I see an increase in blackface incidences in Minneapolis.

  15. unit472 says:

    ll occurs to me that ALL of these special dispensations, looking the other way, ‘disparate impact’ etc is simply an acknowledgement that Democrats lost the 2016 election. To get back into power Democrats need more than 90% of the negro vote, they need high negro turnout too.

    Their problem is there is no more money or patronage positions to hand out, which has been the traditional way to ‘buy’ the black vote. Democrat run cities are broke and, what is worse, room must be made for the new ‘minority’ in town, the Mestizo.

    Any negro who can read and write or just reliably show up for work already has been given a job with the government, school district, transit agency, utility etc. All that is left is the negro underclass but their problems are more behavioral and criminal yet the Democrats need their votes. Pandering isn’t enough. Letting felons vote, waiving bond, foregoing prosecution for serious criminal activity etc. is the only way to get the underclass to polls to vote for white liberal Democrats or so it is believed.

  16. Loren says:
    @D-FENS

    I have read Aborigines are in the same boat, or car.

    future time orientation.

    • Replies: @Love Street
  17. Leo D says:

    If it is a bulb…fix it your goddamn self. How retarded are we? Replacing a bulb usually requires about 10 minutes, tops, a phillips head screwdriver, and a $3 bulb. And I don’t care how f’n poor you are, they’ve got 3 bucks for a bulb…they’ve got $300 for their 6th pair of Nikes and $75 for that weekly nail job…

    If it’s a broken housing…get ready taxpayer to shell out $500 to the auto repair shop, cause it would be waaayy to much to expect for gibsmedat to shell out for that…especially if they’re not willing to shell out the 3 bucks for the bulb.

    It’s a matter of priorities, and keeping a safe, functioning vehicle is not even on the list…same with keepng the registration up to date…oh, wait…I’ll bet that’s next!!

    And I will wait for the upcoming expose about how they are selling the ‘vouchers’ for fiddy cents on the dollar…

    • Replies: @Sick 'n Tired
  18. Pffft. I haven’t written a traffic ticket in months (I did write a parking ticket this weekend but that was because a person called on a car parked in their handicapped spot). Years ago, the CPD did traffic enforcement primarily to find probable cause to pull over black and brown gangbangers who were driving around with guns about to commit a violent felony or delivering dope to their boys. Racial profiling worked (and it brought in revenue) but those days are long over. So now don’t ask me to pull over white residents and the working-man to make up the difference in lost revenue or to pester them with safety regulations. I’m not going to enable BRA’s “criminal justice reform”.
    And the same goes for drug enforcement. Just 2 months ago, the marijuana laws were racist and had a “disparate impact”. Now that marijuana is legal in Chicago the government got greedy and priced themselves out of the market. The street dealers here are doing a booming business and the violence over weed-spots has soared. This February is the most violent in 18 years! Now City Hall wants us to start enforcing marijuana laws. Bwahahahaha! As Madea would say, “you must have lost yo damn minds!”

    • Thanks: Dave453
    • Replies: @riches
  19. SafeNow says:

    Here in California, I suggest vouchers for bungee cords. Two weeks ago I heard a traffic reporter say that the “ladder in lane” he was reporting was actually the 5th such traffic jam caused by a ladder in the past hour. Maybe just hand-out bungee cords at Home Depot stores to all gardeners and so-called tradesmen. When it’s not a ladder, it’s a mattress or a sofa.

  20. @Theodore10

    TBH, modern cars are designed to make it extremely difficult to do basic maintenance like replacing light bulbs.  I have plenty of car expertise but I could not figure out how to replace the front running light bulb on my 2013 model; the engine compartment is so cramped that my hands couldn’t even get to the back of the housing to pull the bulb holder.

    Perhaps it’s time to make these things lifetime warranty items, so that the mfgrs make them all LEDs just to be done with them.

    • Replies: @Sick 'n Tired
  21. @D-FENS

    Negroes don’t do civilization.!!!!

    • Agree: Pepe the Frog
  22. @Augustus

    Another generation and blacks will have devolved to where they are too helpless to harm anyone.

    Unless this results in them being much smaller, weaker and losing their impulse to violence, I don’t see it happening.  The selection pressure in the ‘hood pushes the opposite way; the welfare state is selecting them to become the worst of the worst.

    • Agree: Sick of Orcs
  23. @Love Street

    I think a Pontiac is more fitting! 😉

    • LOL: Dave453
  24. Augustus says:
    @NC Realist

    “What’s next? Vouchers for free tires?”

    Don’t give politicians any ideas. I heard DeBlasio is considering making cops change their tires.

    • Replies: @Chris Mallory
  25. @D-FENS

    Good point….they don’t maintain . They rely on the White man to maintain most everything. But as always…it’s never good enough and they want a refund. I’d like to know if the White man repair shops can opt out of fixing their junk with this taxpayer funded voucher sham program ?

  26. AceDeuce says:

    Cops will also be equipped with thermoses of hot coffee to allow drunken blacks a chance to sober up before resuming their driving.

    Sarcasm this week-reality next week.

    • Replies: @PO'd in PG County
  27. Gunga Din says:

    Can I be a negro, now?

    • Replies: @JoeN
  28. Fixing minor issues such as a broken brake light can go a long way toward breaking the cycle of poverty — individuals who ignore a fix-it ticket are at risk of having their license suspended,” the agency said in a news release.

    Wasn’t there a story here not long ago about blacks having their suspensions lifted because of racial disparity???

    Can these primitive creatures not be held to account for anything??

    • Replies: @Chris Mallory
  29. This might be great! If one played this game to it’s logical end, one might be able to get everything from new brakes, to tires, to an engine rebuild, transmission, or an exhaust system. And with the way the car market is tanking, maybe we culd just give black people cars!!

    All kinds of great ideas!!!

  30. @Augustus

    making cops change their tires.

    At least then the cops would be doing something useful.

    Cops only care about other cops and making bank for the state.

    The other day I passed a cop forcing a young white woman to stand out in the cold and rain while he ransacked her car. Not half a mile down the road there was an elderly white man trying to change his tire in the rain and the cold. Instead of the tax parasite doing something useful and changing that tire he was harassing a white female. Cops are useless tax eaters and nothing else.

    • Replies: @AWM
  31. @bruce county

    A burned out bulb should not result in any kind of police interaction beyond “Sir, your driver’s side brake light is burned out. Just letting you know.” and the cop walking back to his vehicle without any papers being produced or any other harassment of the citizen. Cops are a plague upon the American people.

    • Disagree: CDebussey
    • Replies: @bruce county
    , @Mark in MI
  32. The poor downtrodden proletariat minorities in America own cars, LOL. What a Country.

    • Agree: Augustus
  33. @Loren

    Abbos, Ha.. they knock holes the the walls of their government house and take dumps in them, then get wasted on whatever’s handy and pass out on roadways n get run over.
    Geniuses!

    • Replies: @Pepe the Frog
  34. They are America’s vicious, retarded children and eternal burden.

    One Ben Carson does not a competent race make.

    • Agree: Gunga Din
  35. @Augustus

    The plan is progressing mightily.

    (((The plan))) is now government doctrine.

  36. Only white people are expected to pay for their broken headlights or turn signals.

    Which begs the question: do we really want MORE Negroes running amok at night?

    • Replies: @Anon
  37. HT says:

    So now we are going to reward blacks for breaking laws that others get punished for.

  38. Only white people are expected to pay for their broken headlights or turn signals

    You almost got it correct… it’s “ Only white people are expected to pay for all the negro’s broken headlights or turn signals as well as their own”.

    Hey Minneapolis, the shit will continue until you make the change. Start calling and complaining. Start voting them out or running for their offices.

    Eventually it will be illegal to pass a negro who is broken down at the side of the road.

  39. OD says:

    the Eloi continue to answer the bells … Wakanda my ass

  40. D-FENS says:

    Two of the sites I visit each day have covered this story today. SBPDL and ModernHeretic!

    http://modernheretic3000.blogspot.com/2020/02/minnesota-age-old-racial-disparities.html

  41. eah says:

    More Kersey outrage porn, this time soft-core — the most absurd part is this:

    A 2018 Hennepin County Public Defender’s Office report found that more than half of motorists stopped citywide for equipment violations were black, even though blacks make up only about a fifth of the city’s population. The disparity was particularly glaring in the ethnically diverse neighborhoods of north Minneapolis, where the study found that 80% of drivers pulled over were black, compared with 12% who were white.

    OK, but did the vehicles actually have the defects named in the citations? — if so, then what’s the problem?! — alternatively, is there any evidence the police ignored vehicle defects when the driver was white?

    The Whites in this country get more goddamn stupid by the day.

    Or cowardly — the gist here is that probably too few Whites, certainly too few Whites in prominent positions, had the guts to ask the simple questions above re the cited defects being present or not, and/or evidence of overt, unfair bias by the police.

    Re the rest of it: the article rather ridiculously says the new policy gives cops the option of handing out a voucher, then you read “All MPD employees conducting motor vehicle stops for equipment violations shall issue a Lights ON! Coupon in Lieu of traffic citations” — so yes, it appears Whites will get vouchers too — it says this program is a cooperation with MicroGrants, which is a non-profit; they will finance the vouchers — in their 2018 annual report, MicroGrants says LIGHTS ON! is funded by a grant from the Joyce Foundation, a Chicago non-profit — I did not see/find much evidence either of these organizations gets a lot of government money — so it does not appear much, if any, taxpayer money will be used to pay for the vouchers/repairs.

    But apropos of all this, i.e. the disgusting deference shown to non-whites, the priority given to them and their concerns/problems by public officials, from Paul Craig Roberts’ latest column The New York Times’ Assault on White Americans:

    Dean Baquet, the executive editor of the presstitute New York Times, announced on August 12, 2019, the “1619 Project” which reinvents American history and reduces it to racism and slavery. As I wrote in my remarks on the project on August 22, 2019, the New York Times has an agenda which is to dehumanize and demoralize white Americans of the original colonial era ethnic stock so that left indefensible and overwhelmed with guilt they will accept their fate as their country is overrun by non-white immigrants touted by the New York Times as the real founders of the country.

    • Replies: @eah
  42. Civil rights attorney Nekima Levy Armstrong applauded the move, calling it a step in the right direction toward reversing age-old racial disparities between black and white motorists.

    Because one group has the ability to change a light bulb, and the other one doesn’t.

    “Ultimately, we want police officers to be problem solvers and not gateways into the justice system for poor people of color,” she said.

    Cops are vested with the unique ability to see burned out light bulbs that are undetectable by the negro eye.

    • LOL: Augustus
  43. Anon[341] • Disclaimer says:
    @Sick of Orcs

    “Which begs the question: do we really want MORE Negroes running amok at night?”

    That is NOT what “begs the question” means, you retard.

    BEGETS the question is not BEGGING the question.

    LARN 2 INGLEESH!

    SHEESH!

    • LOL: Dave453
  44. @Jim in Jersey

    Eventually it will be illegal to pass a negro who is broken down at the side of the road.

    Soon, there will be a mandatory on-call sheet. If a negro needs a ride to da stow, when your name comes up on the list, you will be required to pick him up and take him. You’d better thank him when you hop out to open the passenger door.

  45. AWM says:
    @Chris Mallory

    Chris, years ago when in college and a bunch of Mopar fans as a group we used to stop and help every motorist we saw in trouble. It was almost always 3 or more cars with 4 to 6 of us total. Challengers, ‘cudas, Chargers, Superbees, Road Runners, you name it, we had it.
    One time just off I-20 we stopped to help this business looking guy with a flat tire. I remember telling him, “Hey, let us take care of it, we’ve got a floor jack and real tools, just take a minute.” One of our guys worked in a tire shop and he announced “Just a nail in the tire, everything looks good so we’ll just plug it, hit it with the air tank and have you on your way without even using the spare.”

    Then three county cars pulled up with the intent of harassing us auto enthusiasts. Two of the deputies walked up to my friends and the oldest was heading toward me and my passenger, the tire guy.
    The businessman got out of his car and said “I’ll handle this.” He walked over to the officer, flipped his ID out and said something in a low tone and that old cop yelled at his two buddies “Let’s go.”

    When he walked back I told him ‘Thanks, mister, what did you tell them.” He said “I told them I was a US Appellate Court Judge here to meet with Senator Thurmond and would take poorly to any law enforcement harassment of my new friends.” He shook our hands, thanked us, and handed us his card in case there was any more trouble.

  46. @Chris Mallory

    And who in the [email protected] do you call when you child is assaulted, your daughter raped, your home broken into, your car stolen. Its highly unlikey a plumber or electrician is going to help.
    You sir have won Idiot Of The Year Award. Please just STFU.

    • Agree: AR in Illinois
    • Replies: @Cowtown Rebel
  47. JoeN says:
    @Gunga Din

    Only if you’re willing to lower your IQ by 20 or 30 points and engage in self-destructive cultural behavior!

    • LOL: Gunga Din
  48. @Jim in Jersey

    “Eventually it will be illegal to pass a negro who is broken down at the side of the road”.

    Now that is a scary thought.

  49. WSG says:
    @Anon

    His point is completely valid, you pedantic twit.

    • Agree: Augustus
    • Replies: @eah
    , @Sick of Orcs
  50. @Anon

    If you’re that upset over this, you must be delightful in person.

    Try decaff next time. Or decaf. Either is acceptable.

    • Troll: Mr. Rational
  51. Aaaah, that’s not that bad. You people complain about everything. I’m sure whites get vouchers too. The whole police traffic and parking citation thing is racket anyway. Oh, you didn’t know that? Get schooled, dumbie.

  52. @Anon

    ‘Begging the question’ is also acceptable.

    The question being avoided (by shitlibs) is why would we want to enable more Negroes to run around at night?

    CLASS DISMISSED.

  53. eah says:
    @eah

    … the most absurd part is this:

    Actually, I changed my mind — the most absurd part is this: David Joyce made his fortune in “hard industries” during the 19th century, when he helped create the foundation of American economic prosperity — the accumulated Joyce family wealth was used to establish the charitable Joyce Foundation in the 20th century — now in the 21st century, Joyce Foundation money is paying to fix busted tail lights on the cars of ghetto Blacks in Minneapolis.

    David Joyce must be turning over in his grave.

  54. @Leo D

    Or how the mechanics are using the vouchers to bill the city $300 for a 10 minute fix of replacing a bulb. Then there will be the 1-2 shops taking the vouchers and splitting the cash with the customer.

  55. @Mr. Rational

    I had to replace a bulb on my GF’s 2016 Grand Cherokee, I had to remove the air intake and a few other cowlings & parts to get to the bulb, which took 1 minute to swap out. If you have some basic tools and aren’t 1/2 brain dead, there’s multiple YouTube videos of how to do it.

  56. @AWM

    The good old days!
    Great story.

  57. @Jim in Jersey

    If the dead FL Highway Patrol man did that, he’d be alive today.

  58. I didn’t grow up with money, or status.
    I learned to be self reliant and fix things myself. I always drove older, simple vehicles.
    One night, after a particularly hard boozin night I got in my car and started to drive home. I always parked away from the bar so as to avoid the obvious traps. Well, in my haste, the choke wasn’t fully off and the car stalled in the middle of the street. I pushed it into a parking lot and began rapid open hood surgery. As I’m pulling the air cleaner lid off, a cop rolls by on the street and asks if I need help. I said “Nah, damn choke is stuck again”. To him, I’m just a guy struggling to get by, the car wasn’t worth much, so no point in rousting me. He rolled on. I fiddled around till he was good and gone, flipped the choke flap back, put on the air cleaner and drove home.
    If there is white privilege, so be it. I’ll make sure my white babies enjoy it too.
    To the groids: Fix yer $hi+.

  59. Bend over so I can kiss your ass harder!

  60. @bruce county

    Why, you call the police, of course!!! They come, donuts and coffee in hand, draw a chalk line around your corpse, make a report, and finish their snacks. As the old adage goes, “when seconds count, the police are only minutes away.”

    No, that’s really not fair. There are some good cops and they do solve some crimes. There are also quite a few, maybe a majority, that are so jaded that they no longer care, or maybe they never really cared to begin with. They are just waiting to retire and collect their pensions. Several have told me this themselves. Some work in law enforcement because it gives them an air of authority that they can wield over the citizenry, “a power trip.” Others do it because they want to be a bad ass. Most just want to do the right thing and uphold the law. But, the law doesn’t equate to what is right or wrong, only what is legal or illegal. They want to keep the peace, but peace at what cost?

    How much stolen property is recovered annually? Next to none. How many car thieves are apprehended or cars recovered without being stripped or totaled? A mere fraction. How many unsolved murders are there in Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, etc…? Hundreds? Thousands? How many White Women have been raped or murdered and their minority assailants remain at large? Hundreds? Thousands?

    And, municipal, state and federal revenue is the major function of the law enforcement, criminal justice, confinement, probation/parole charade. It always has been, and it likely always will be. There’s another, perhaps lesser known, old saying, “they make the laws they want you to break.” Vice laws are probably the most obvious. Prostitution is a good example; the police set up sting operations posing as Hookers to entrap Johns, or pretending to be Johns wanting to pay for sex with an unsuspecting Call Girl. But, they rarely target the Pimps. The reason is because the John is often a working man who will post bail so he can get back to work, and the Prostitute needs the Pimp to come post bail for her so she can get back on the street. If they bust the Pimps, then business grinds to a halt, the fines and bail money stops rolling in, and they can no longer justify their inflated budgets. They won’t detain illegal aliens for driving without a license or insurance, but they will ticket White Americans for absentmindedly failing to signal a lane change, for inadvertently not coming to a complete stop at a stop sign, or my favorite “click it or ticket.”

    Add to this that the Police forces are increasingly headed up by four and five star Negroes and staffed by Feminists, Homosexuals, Hispanics, Asians, Negroes and RoboCop Whites and I’m just not too impressed.

    I think that I would rather see an elected Sheriff and a designated citizen Posse to deal with crime than the arbitrary and random farcical system of law and order that we are suffering under now. Calling the Police is often a waste of time, unless you need a report to file an insurance claim, and it often results in the caller coming under an undue amount of scrutiny. I typically just take my losses rather than going through the hassle of dealing with The Man.

  61. eah says:
    @WSG

    Yes, use of ‘begs the question’ above was acceptable per current practice — the historical/formal meaning is different.

    But Kersey would be well-advised to ask a “pedantic twit” to proofread his articles before they are published — for example:

    Blacks and other non-Asian minorities in Minneapolis will now get a voucher to pay (the taxpayer will foot the bill) for their broken headlights or turn signals, so as to better community relations and refrain from getting a ticket.

    The end of the paragraph above does not make sense.

    Also, as I noted in one of my comments, it’s really incorrect on not just one, but two counts: 1) everyone stopped for a vehicle defect will get a voucher (not just “Blacks and other non-Asian minorities”); 2) taxpayers will not pay for the repairs/vouchers — the funding comes from a non-profit (via its dumb LIGHTS ON! program).

    • Replies: @Sick of Orcs
  62. @eah

    Thanks, eah. Let us live right up until ‘loose’ become an acceptable variant of ‘lose.’

  63. @AceDeuce

    In the old, pre M.A.D.D. days, that might not have been too much of an improbability. I remember my great-uncle once talking about how he was driving home drunk, but pulled off to the side of the road to sleep it off when he realized he was too incapacitated. A cop came along and woke him up to make sure everything was okay. My uncle explained that he was too drunk to drive so he pulled off to the side of the road to sleep and sober up.

    The cop just let him be, to sleep it off, and went on his way. No way in hell that would fly today, regardless of your race.

    • Agree: AceDeuce
  64. TwistTie says:

    More freedom from responsibility and free shit for the FSA ( free shit army)

  65. riches says:
    @Blue Juice

    I’m sorry, but can anyone tell me what’s meant by “BRA’s criminal justice reform”?

    Is this jargon from the Second City Cop blog?

    Also, should Chicagoans vote for disgraced state’s attorney Foxx’s primary opponents? Or wait for the general election?

    • Replies: @Mr. Rational
    , @Joe Joe
  66. @Chris Mallory

    It’s the morons like you that are destroying this country!

    • Replies: @PO'd in PG County
  67. @riches

    can anyone tell me what’s meant by “BRA’s criminal justice reform”?

    This is SBPDL stuff, which is summarized at SBPDL Glossary.

  68. Lukew says:

    I wonder what “auto repair shop” will be authorized to “fix” the “broken taillights?” And what is the owner’s affiliation with the mayor/city council?

    You know damn well that this will INCENTIVIZE people to HIRE goon thugs to go out and bust up taillights and pass business to these nepotized auto places.

  69. Joe Joe says:
    @riches

    BRA means Black Run America

  70. @Love Street

    Life is hard. Life is harder when you’ve got an IQ of 55 and a paint-huffing habit.

  71. @Mark in MI

    It’s been ages since I’ve been pulled out for a burned out light, but the few times it’s happened, the cop always let me go with a “just get it fixed as soon as you can”.

    However, I do realize that it was up to the cop’s discretion to do that or not. And, one other thing…I made sure to be polite, and not do anything to antagonize the cop!

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