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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 13,117
    After something I saw on FB this morning, I feel compelled to remind the boards that a Chicago police officer who posted here for a while before he was banned used to call having a family member killed by police "winning the ghetto lottery".
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 23,905
    rgambs said:
    After something I saw on FB this morning, I feel compelled to remind the boards that a Chicago police officer who posted here for a while before he was banned used to call having a family member killed by police "winning the ghetto lottery".
    I don't remember that.  Really?

    So if you get killed then the family sues?  I don't understand.
  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 13,117
    rgambs said:
    After something I saw on FB this morning, I feel compelled to remind the boards that a Chicago police officer who posted here for a while before he was banned used to call having a family member killed by police "winning the ghetto lottery".
    I don't remember that.  Really?

    So if you get killed then the family sues?  I don't understand.
    Yeah the lawsuits often end in settlements, so that's "winning the ghetto lottery".
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  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 23,905
    rgambs said:
    rgambs said:
    After something I saw on FB this morning, I feel compelled to remind the boards that a Chicago police officer who posted here for a while before he was banned used to call having a family member killed by police "winning the ghetto lottery".
    I don't remember that.  Really?

    So if you get killed then the family sues?  I don't understand.
    Yeah the lawsuits often end in settlements, so that's "winning the ghetto lottery".
    That's fucked up.
  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 4,697
    rgambs said:
    rgambs said:
    After something I saw on FB this morning, I feel compelled to remind the boards that a Chicago police officer who posted here for a while before he was banned used to call having a family member killed by police "winning the ghetto lottery".
    I don't remember that.  Really?

    So if you get killed then the family sues?  I don't understand.
    Yeah the lawsuits often end in settlements, so that's "winning the ghetto lottery".
    That's fucked up.
    I knew that was the case of high profile deaths, regardless if it was justified or not. The city/PD would rather pay out millions that face months of public scrutiny during a lawsuit.

    I would be a little surprised if they shelled out that money in a slam dunk justified case that wasn’t highly publicized though.
  • randynesterrandynester Posts: 164
    edited June 26
    rgambs said:
    rgambs said:
    After something I saw on FB this morning, I feel compelled to remind the boards that a Chicago police officer who posted here for a while before he was banned used to call having a family member killed by police "winning the ghetto lottery".
    I don't remember that.  Really?

    So if you get killed then the family sues?  I don't understand.
    Yeah the lawsuits often end in settlements, so that's "winning the ghetto lottery".

    Certainly worked for George Floyd...$14,487,400 and still counting. You know, for "funeral expenses" even though his funeral was paid for by celebrities.
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    rgambs said:
    rgambs said:
    After something I saw on FB this morning, I feel compelled to remind the boards that a Chicago police officer who posted here for a while before he was banned used to call having a family member killed by police "winning the ghetto lottery".
    I don't remember that.  Really?

    So if you get killed then the family sues?  I don't understand.
    Yeah the lawsuits often end in settlements, so that's "winning the ghetto lottery".

    Certainly worked for George Floyd...$14,487,400 and still counting. You know, for "funeral expenses" even though his funeral was paid for by celebrities.
    WTF? How "did it work for George Floyd?" He's fucking dead.
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  • PJNBPJNB New BrunswickPosts: 7,273
    rgambs said:
    rgambs said:
    After something I saw on FB this morning, I feel compelled to remind the boards that a Chicago police officer who posted here for a while before he was banned used to call having a family member killed by police "winning the ghetto lottery".
    I don't remember that.  Really?

    So if you get killed then the family sues?  I don't understand.
    Yeah the lawsuits often end in settlements, so that's "winning the ghetto lottery".

    Certainly worked for George Floyd...$14,487,400 and still counting. You know, for "funeral expenses" even though his funeral was paid for by celebrities.
    What a disgusting comment. 
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  • benjsbenjs Toronto, ONPosts: 8,218
    rgambs said:
    rgambs said:
    After something I saw on FB this morning, I feel compelled to remind the boards that a Chicago police officer who posted here for a while before he was banned used to call having a family member killed by police "winning the ghetto lottery".
    I don't remember that.  Really?

    So if you get killed then the family sues?  I don't understand.
    Yeah the lawsuits often end in settlements, so that's "winning the ghetto lottery".

    Certainly worked for George Floyd...$14,487,400 and still counting. You know, for "funeral expenses" even though his funeral was paid for by celebrities.
    I don't have to call you anything vile - I just want to bring this to the surface so that people can choose their own expletive.
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  • BentleyspopBentleyspop Craft Beer Brewery, ColoradoPosts: 7,653
    edited June 26
    rgambs said:
    rgambs said:
    After something I saw on FB this morning, I feel compelled to remind the boards that a Chicago police officer who posted here for a while before he was banned used to call having a family member killed by police "winning the ghetto lottery".
    I don't remember that.  Really?

    So if you get killed then the family sues?  I don't understand.
    Yeah the lawsuits often end in settlements, so that's "winning the ghetto lottery".

    Certainly worked for George Floyd...$14,487,400 and still counting. You know, for "funeral expenses" even though his funeral was paid for by celebrities.
    Is this a bannable offense?
  • Ledbetterman10Ledbetterman10 Posts: 13,303
    rgambs said:
    rgambs said:
    After something I saw on FB this morning, I feel compelled to remind the boards that a Chicago police officer who posted here for a while before he was banned used to call having a family member killed by police "winning the ghetto lottery".
    I don't remember that.  Really?

    So if you get killed then the family sues?  I don't understand.
    Yeah the lawsuits often end in settlements, so that's "winning the ghetto lottery".

    Certainly worked for George Floyd...$14,487,400 and still counting. You know, for "funeral expenses" even though his funeral was paid for by celebrities.
    Is this a bannable offense?
    Is what a bannable offense?
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  • cincybearcatcincybearcat Posts: 14,088
    rgambs said:
    rgambs said:
    After something I saw on FB this morning, I feel compelled to remind the boards that a Chicago police officer who posted here for a while before he was banned used to call having a family member killed by police "winning the ghetto lottery".
    I don't remember that.  Really?

    So if you get killed then the family sues?  I don't understand.
    Yeah the lawsuits often end in settlements, so that's "winning the ghetto lottery".

    Certainly worked for George Floyd...$14,487,400 and still counting. You know, for "funeral expenses" even though his funeral was paid for by celebrities.
    Is this a bannable offense?
    Man I hope not.  Don't agree...but bannable? You can protect yourself ;)
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  • pjl44pjl44 Posts: 6,158
    rgambs said:
    rgambs said:
    After something I saw on FB this morning, I feel compelled to remind the boards that a Chicago police officer who posted here for a while before he was banned used to call having a family member killed by police "winning the ghetto lottery".
    I don't remember that.  Really?

    So if you get killed then the family sues?  I don't understand.
    Yeah the lawsuits often end in settlements, so that's "winning the ghetto lottery".

    Certainly worked for George Floyd...$14,487,400 and still counting. You know, for "funeral expenses" even though his funeral was paid for by celebrities.
    Is there any part of this that you take issue with?
  • pjl44pjl44 Posts: 6,158
    Councilmembers who pushed to defund the police get death threats and private security is hired. Shines a light on two huge arguments against abolishing police:

    - There are times when a citizen needs armed protection 
    - If it's left to hiring private security, this becomes a class issue. Politicians, for example, have this option where most citizens likely couldn't afford it.

    https://www.fox9.com/news/minneapolis-council-members-get-private-security-after-threats
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 6,924
    pjl44 said:
    Councilmembers who pushed to defund the police get death threats and private security is hired. Shines a light on two huge arguments against abolishing police:

    - There are times when a citizen needs armed protection 
    - If it's left to hiring private security, this becomes a class issue. Politicians, for example, have this option where most citizens likely couldn't afford it.

    https://www.fox9.com/news/minneapolis-council-members-get-private-security-after-threats
    And if people have issues with police, then they should really be worried about private security because there's even less training and vetting. Yikes!
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • nicknyr15nicknyr15 Posts: 3,703
    pjl44 said:
    Councilmembers who pushed to defund the police get death threats and private security is hired. Shines a light on two huge arguments against abolishing police:

    - There are times when a citizen needs armed protection 
    - If it's left to hiring private security, this becomes a class issue. Politicians, for example, have this option where most citizens likely couldn't afford it.

    https://www.fox9.com/news/minneapolis-council-members-get-private-security-after-threats
    What a joke. 
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