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Lowering standards in order to get more persons of any particular group, either gender or racially based, into police work is just plain stupid. The better approach, is to do more recruiting of qualified candidates. But, there are some huge hurdles there. The biggest problem in getting more people from any given minority group into cop work is not one that police have any control over though, and that is the ingrained community attitude toward the cops, and this goes for a number of communities. Many Asian immigrants, especially those from southeast Asia, are fearful of the cops because of preconceived notions they bring here from their country of origin, and they teach those fears to their kids. Blacks and Hispanics from inner city neighborhoods neither like nor trust the cops, and teach their kids the same attitudes. Russian (and most other former Soviet countries) immigrants also have significant dislike for law enforcement, and that attitude makes its way from one generation to the next. When people are being raised to hate the cops, is it any wonder that none of them grow up wanting to be cops?
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Beware Warrior Cops

msilvey Wrote: Aug 21, 2013 11:19 AM
There are always two sides to a story. For those wanting to consider the other side of this one: http://www.thebangswitch.com/militarization-or-modernization/
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Who's Tracking Your Children?

msilvey Wrote: May 31, 2013 12:23 PM
"Imagine for example a student being dissuaded from attending a political interest group because she fears that the tracking technology will alert the principal or other administrators where her political affiliations lie." No one should be afraid to let others know their political affiliations. Your beliefs are nothing to be ashamed of. Conservatives have hidden their beliefs for far too long, and look at where it has gotten us. Stand tall, stand proud, stand strong!
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True Patriots

msilvey Wrote: Oct 12, 2012 5:13 PM
Chuck, you missed Elizabeth Emken running against Diane Feinstein out here in CA. That said, thank you for being so vocal about your beliefs!
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Academic Liberalism Replaced with Leftism

msilvey Wrote: Sep 20, 2012 3:10 PM
Well said! I can attest, from personal experience, this starts as early as the 1st grade, when 4 years ago, my son came home proudly proclaiming to his shocked mother and I, "Yay! Obama won the election!".
The ONLY people to tie Obama to Tiger Woods was the liberal media. The intelligent people in the audience knew it was a jab at how much golf he has played while in office (more than 100 rounds compared to 18 rounds by Bush, who byt the way was berated by the liberal media for playing too much golf...)
The only people obsessed with race are the media and the far left liberals such as yourself. Chris Matthews behavior makes me wonder if he beat up black kids growing up, and is now trying to repent in some way. Everything a conservative says has racial connotations to that guy.
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A Moral Question for the GOP

msilvey Wrote: Aug 18, 2012 11:53 AM
There is a huge difference between "no one should be held accountable for wrongdoing that occurred in the past and in which the person in question played no role" and rewarding the person for the wrong doing. To allow illegal immigrants to stay here because they were only children when they came here would be similar to rewarding a bank robbers children by bestowing the ill gotten goods on them. NO ONE should benefit from another persons illegal activity.
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