“DanR” that seems a little harsh. He’s a pure shooter at his size and if you watch his videos he has nice skill moves. Modern game is all about stretch big guys and he seems like one of the best in his class at that. I’m tired of watching videos of kids only dunking and then you see one clip of their shot and you see a huge red flag!
The league is very seriously talking 50 game Season. - -Prorate players salary for season.
HEY 50 game season ? - -Dam the Royals got a shot to make the playoffs with 50 game season lol. Get out to a quick start , & with 10 teams in the playoffs - - - every game is gone to be like 10 times more important.
You go on any kind of losing streak - - your screwed , BUT on the other hand - - man you get on a 10 game winning streak - - Hell that’s a fifth of your Season right ? - -you be in the Captains chair - - OH YA give the fans of KC something to cheer about - look out
@FarmerJayhawk said in Racial Truths and Untruths and the Search for Justice while Doing Justice (previously titled To Infinity and Beyond):
@benshawks08 said in Racial Truths and Untruths and the Search for Justice while Doing Justice (previously titled To Infinity and Beyond):
@FarmerJayhawk I’d be interested to see result from a similar poll conducted in the last year or so instead of 5 years ago.
I’ve only just started to learn about the abolish police/prison idea so I’m in no way an expert. But the more I read about it (whether I agree or not I am still working through) it’s clear to me it is not close to the same level of “crackpot” idea as the Soros paying cops to murder black people then paying black people to riot conspiracies. That was my main point of contention. I was having myself a day yesterday and perhaps didn’t explain my point of view clearly enough and maybe got a bit fired up in my general crankiness.
You seem like an academic who likes to read and learn so I’d encourage you to at least understand more of what the movement is advocating for before rejecting it completely. Never hurts to learn more about why massive numbers of people are protesting in every single state.
Teen vogue of all places has a couple good intro articles if you’re interested. If not, obviously that’s your perogative.
I found a similar poll (not the identical question so it’s not a great comparison) that found only about 1/3 of black adults favored cutting funding to their police department. https://docs.cdn.yougov.com/s23agrrx47/20200531_yahoo_race_and_justice_crosstabs.pdf
I’ll take another look at it for sure. I did take on the absolutely masochistic task of reading White Fragility, Foucalt’s postmodernism, and How to Be an Antiracist so I’m getting where they’re coming from, but the philosophical foundation seems incredibly shaky. I’m open to reducing the amount of police if we can maintain public safety, but the details of actually pulling it off will be very difficult to work through. For example, one of the biggest expenditures in police forces is pension obligations to retired officers. In some states (notably California) it’s unconstitutional to touch those pensions. There’s a lot of unanswered questions and not a lot of policy detail out there, hence my severe skepticism.
A LOT of good data in that survey. And while you say 1/3 support cutting funding only a third oppose cutting funding as well so it’s not like it’s a clear cut issue.
The rest of that policing data though. Man there are some stark differences in the way police are viewed/received by white and black people. The saddest and most telling to me was 5% of black people feeling safer in the presence of police. What an absolute failure of policing that is.