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25. Me? I'm an upper-middle class white guy. I'm safe...
Thu Jul 7, 2016, 10:58 PM
Jul 2016

But if I was black? I would be very hesitant.

Consider carefully before calling the police. yardwork Jul 2016 #1
Yep, too many are on the edge for many reasons. I think it's way too easy today for a situation to RKP5637 Jul 2016 #2
I don't understand the use of 2nd person in the 4th response HereSince1628 Jul 2016 #3
tell me how to better word it and I'll change it! n/t RKP5637 Jul 2016 #6
I just changed it! Thanks! n/t RKP5637 Jul 2016 #7
Depending on the situation - and very hesitant. eom BlueCaliDem Jul 2016 #4
"Yes, absolutely, if I needed help that would outweigh my concerns, but of course, I'm white." MH1 Jul 2016 #5
I do think there are many good cops, but on the other hand I think there are quite a few bad ones, RKP5637 Jul 2016 #9
If you have a dog, don't call them, because they seem to shoot any dog ina tblue37 Jul 2016 #53
I was going to say that too treestar Jul 2016 #68
Where I live absolutely sharp_stick Jul 2016 #8
In most cases better than calling George Zimmerman or grabbing your own gun. I do get the Hoyt Jul 2016 #10
Yes, because I live in Sweden, but would think twice if in the US AntiBank Jul 2016 #11
It's really pretty scary in some parts of the US. I don't know who I'm more scared of, calling the RKP5637 Jul 2016 #15
I would in the town I live in, because I know them personally. Rex Jul 2016 #12
The police have been made into eunuchs in florida.. dubyadiprecession Jul 2016 #13
Most republicans are absolute idiots! n/t RKP5637 Jul 2016 #18
Yes, because I have white privilege as a white woman. phylny Jul 2016 #14
This is my answer, too. stage left Jul 2016 #24
Would *I* call..yes, because I am female and light skinned and middle class nadine_mn Jul 2016 #45
That is how I would reply, too. spooky3 Jul 2016 #59
Depends on the situation melman Jul 2016 #16
Yep, I have the same thoughts on this. n/t RKP5637 Jul 2016 #19
It really depends on the situation, but in most cases......... socialist_n_TN Jul 2016 #17
Yep, same here, as a last resort. n/t RKP5637 Jul 2016 #21
I'd be VERY hesitant to call the police forjusticethunders Jul 2016 #20
Sometimes cops just escalate a situation. I once called because my neighbor across the hall had RKP5637 Jul 2016 #23
I think this also depends on where you live in the US. Zing Zing Zingbah Jul 2016 #22
Me? I'm an upper-middle class white guy. I'm safe... Adrahil Jul 2016 #25
last resort drray23 Jul 2016 #26
Yep, that's what I'm concerned about too, cops getting out of control and doing strange RKP5637 Jul 2016 #27
Depends on situation Marthe48 Jul 2016 #28
OMG! This, is horrible!!! n/t RKP5637 Jul 2016 #29
yes, it is Marthe48 Jul 2016 #34
Sometimes situations just seem to continue to escalate no matter how logically one RKP5637 Jul 2016 #36
The law on kicking someone out gets wierd in some places Bradical79 Jul 2016 #56
Depends gwheezie Jul 2016 #30
... or it might have severely escalated depending on which cops arrived. n/t RKP5637 Jul 2016 #32
Well done :) Marthe48 Jul 2016 #35
I had an ulterior motive gwheezie Jul 2016 #48
I appreciated the fast response from SFPD RandySF Jul 2016 #31
Definitely, that is one of the times to call!!! n/t RKP5637 Jul 2016 #33
Would not hesitate. Montgomery County Md. police are totally professional. Kingofalldems Jul 2016 #37
Yep, I think it depends mostly on the area. n/t RKP5637 Jul 2016 #38
Exactly. One of the reasons I won't visit the South is the cops Kingofalldems Jul 2016 #41
Maybe. herding cats Jul 2016 #39
Yep, it's difficult to have one feeling, there are often so many variables. n/t RKP5637 Jul 2016 #40
I trust the ones here. raven mad Jul 2016 #42
I don't trust anyone explicitly, but I would not hesitate to call in an emergency Ex Lurker Jul 2016 #43
Yep! n/t RKP5637 Jul 2016 #44
How often does someone (of any race) who calls the police, end up being shot by them? Nye Bevan Jul 2016 #46
Several where police have been called on a mentally ill family member, who ends up shot dead REP Jul 2016 #50
This Is The One RobinA Jul 2016 #62
Absolutely. romanic Jul 2016 #47
This message was self-deleted by its author liberaltrucker Jul 2016 #49
I can't imagine a situation in which I would call them. If I shot an armed arely staircase Jul 2016 #51
Scary now Lunabell Jul 2016 #52
Yes. I'm white. BainsBane Jul 2016 #54
Pretty much what I was going to say. DanTex Jul 2016 #57
You can't lump all cops together and label them as bad. Vinca Jul 2016 #55
Definitely an excellent point!!! n/t RKP5637 Jul 2016 #60
I won't say "I expect no problem at all" but I do know that if someone's in danger... Bucky Jul 2016 #58
I think the majority of cops are OK, but I also think there are some really bad ones. RKP5637 Jul 2016 #61
I saw someone online compare it to Muslims and Islamic-fueled terrorists Bucky Jul 2016 #64
Yep, I think that's the core of the problem. The bad cops often get a free pass from their RKP5637 Jul 2016 #67
funny i hit the yes button but switched to a maybe not dembotoz Jul 2016 #63
Anymore I would be hesitant, but it would not stop me from calling depending on RKP5637 Jul 2016 #65
Calling them when you are in trouble in different than treestar Jul 2016 #66
without hesitation DrDan Jul 2016 #69
Not today. (n/t) Iggo Jul 2016 #70
Hesitant almost to the point of hell no. It would have to either be beyond awful or TheKentuckian Jul 2016 #71
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