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View Diary: NYPD data: Whites much more likely to be carrying drugs and guns than minorities (26 comments)

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  •  Let Me See If I Can Say This Correctly (8+ / 0-)

    at another time in my life, as a white dude, maybe in a Brooks Brother suit I was doing a lot of illegal shit. Cops just saw me and didn't ask another question. I can recall many times if they would have searched me, well I would have gone to jail. But they never did. I wonder if I was a person that had a different skin color how that would have all worked out.

    •  If you were not white... (3+ / 0-)
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      Tonedevil, wasatch, oldpotsmuggler

      you probably would have thought twice about carrying illegal substances.  My experience was the same is yours back in the day (I'm white too) and I never really worried about it either.  Even if I got pulled over, I wasn't going to be searched.

      Rooting for Democrats!!!

      by SquirmyRooter on Wed May 22, 2013 at 02:08:52 PM PDT

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    •  I've had cops spot me twice (2+ / 0-)
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      oldpotsmuggler, SquirmyRooter

      smoking pot right out in public.  The first time, they didn't even stop the car, just slowed down and gave me the "no" head-shake. The second time they did stop and say something to me. I couldn't make it out over the sound of some nearby machinery, but I did put the pipe away and he drove on.  I'm white.

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