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Date: Wed, 5 Nov 2008 18:05:17 -0500
From: "Ronny Abraham"
Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Re: Police
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Just out of curiosity, have you ever been attacked or harassed by the
police? I'm also no longer impressed with the NYPD. I have a friend
who works there and he can barely tolerate it. On the other hand,
Ruben has a point, statistically, your odds of getting their attention
in the first place are pretty low.
On Wed, Nov 5, 2008 at 2:02 PM, mlr52-at-michaellrichardson.com
> Uniform police one on one I can deal with it is the undercover ones that are the real threat.
> -----Original Message-----
> Date: Wednesday, November 05, 2008 1:24:55 pm
> To: hangout-at-mrbrklyn.com
> From: Ruben Safir
> Subject: Re: [NYLXS - HANGOUT] Re: Police
> On Wed, Nov 05, 2008 at 01:21:35PM -0500, Michael L. Richardson wrote:
>> Ruben, my fear of being shot by the police is real, I live with it every
>> day, and have not come to terms with it. Consider my neighbors did not
>> take a oath to protect me, the police did. When I was growing up I
>> learned that if I needed help to call the Fire Department, not the
>> Police in 56 years I have not found a reason to change that. Yes I
>> know we call 911 now and they send who they think is best (if I need
>> help I will report a fire and take my chances with the courts).
> Your fear might be real, but it is irrational. Your neighbors are far
> more dangous to you than the police.
> When we were stopped for that ticket that evening a few months back,
> I was the one nervous. You were cool as a cat.
>> Ruben Safir wrote:
>> >Michael L. Richardson wrote:
>> >>the presidency is a job you do not learn until you are in it no
>> >>matter what other positions ou have had. As I have said ever sense
>> >>the 1950's I have been told and expect NYC to be nuked. I do not let
>> >>that stop me from living. my biggest concern is getting shot by the
>> >>police and that has and does affect my life.
>> >Yeah I know, this irrational fear of the police when factually you
>> >are far more likely to be shot by a neighbor.
>> >like 40,000 to 1 better odds, even in this post Rudy era.
>> >FWIW, the risk levels as they are now accessed are higher now than at
>> >any time in your life that NYC will be attacked with nuclear weapons,
>> >although this
>> >accessment dipped significantly after the Falujah operation in Iraq.
>> >It is creeping up again though because of the nuclear arming of Iran
>> >and the instability
>> >in Pakistan. You should get a hold of some serious foreign policy
>> >journals and read them. Also the US Military puts out a serious
>> >report yearly that is
>> >available publicly and then there is Janes.