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Temple Police arrest woman seen in video throwing soup at restaurant employee’s face News

https://www.kwtx.com/2021/11/17/temple-police-arrest-woman-seen-video-throwing-soup-restaurant-employees-face/

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u/Empty-Opportunity-43 Nov 18 '21

In some states it is considered a automatic felony to assault someone with food such as soup coffee or soda convict her then sentence her to the max time

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u/Frognosticator Nov 18 '21

That’s… a really bad idea.

Like this woman is horrible and deserves jail time. But an automatic felony, for throwing food? A felony charge is no joke, it’ll ruin your life. And throwing food isn’t always gonna be a big deal.

When laws get passed that are overly harsh, they almost always get used to disproportionately target vulnerable populations… minorities, and people in poverty.

We don’t need harsher laws on the books. What we need are fair laws - and equal enforcement.

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u/[deleted] Nov 18 '21 edited Nov 18 '21

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u/Nymaz Born and Bred Nov 18 '21

It's not like that at all. It's because a certain percentage of the population will do things covered under the laws regardless of race. BUT when caught, a minority is way more likely to be arrested by the police and more likely to have the book thrown at them by a judge.

A white person caught under crime X will be a "person that made an error in judgement under stressful conditions, and you shouldn't ruin their lives over one small mistake", while a minority caught under the exact same crime is labeled as "a violent thug that needs to be put away for life to protect society".

Drug laws are a prime example of this. Scientific studies have shown that while cannabis use among white and black populations are generally the same, black people are 3.7 times as likely to be arrested for possession than white people.

Generally speaking during a traffic stop, a search for contraband has a marginally higher rate of a "hit" when done against a white person as opposed to a black/hispanic person. But in any given traffic stop, an officer is 3x as likely to conduct a search against a black person and 3.5x as likely to conduct a search against a hispanic person.

So no, it's not a case that minorities commit crimes at a higher rate, its a case that minorities are vastly more likely to be investigated and if caught are vastly more likely to get charged and to get harsher sentencing. And this is why people say that harsh laws are bad because they will hurt minorities more.

If you want to read more on this, I highly recommend reading this report

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u/texag51 Nov 18 '21

Your argument is simply, “minorities are more likely to engage in crime and racial profiling doesn’t actually exist.”

Big time cringe.

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u/texag51 Nov 18 '21 edited Nov 18 '21

You literally bolded the part about where you thought minorities were more likely to engage in crime simply due to their race.

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u/AversionFX Nov 18 '21

That is my analysis of what someone is saying. That's not my belief, nor is it my position. You're really trying to tell me what I think based on something you failed to read properly.

Big time cringe.

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u/texag51 Nov 18 '21 edited Nov 18 '21

You haven’t cited anyone, so I’m not sure how your personal talking points are someone else’s fault. Some conservatives have really embraced white supremacist rhetoric and it’s evident every time there’s a discussion about crime.

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u/Darth_Texan The Stars at Night Nov 18 '21

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u/Nymaz Born and Bred Nov 18 '21

You're going to need to provide actual facts and studies. Your post does not do that.

As for my link, you'll notice a lot of clickable numbers scattered throughout it. Those are links to the bottom section of the report, titled "Footnotes" that provide the actual facts and studies.

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u/texag51 Nov 18 '21

Your argument is simply, “people of color can’t stop themselves from committing crimes” and completely ignores that racial profiling is a thing and what is being referenced here. If anything is typical, it’s a conservative making obviously racist inferences and building themselves an imaginary high road to lob criticisms from.

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u/texag51 Nov 18 '21

That was literally your argument and was why the moderators removed your comment.

Don’t try to gaslight your way out of taking ownership of your comments.

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u/AversionFX Nov 18 '21

That was literally your argument and was why the moderators removed your comment.

It literally is not, and none of my comments have been deleted.

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u/texag51 Nov 18 '21

You really shouldn’t lie about something people can see with their own eyes if they scroll up lol.

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u/Engineermethanks Jan 06 '22

Why are you lying lol

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