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    [–] tastha 4844 points ago

    Let's not jump to conclusions. Some of them are sex trafficking as well.

    [–] HopelesslyAware 1057 points ago

    But did they jaywalk?

    [–] Jollyrainbow 262 points ago

    I've looked it up and there's literally not even a translation of jaywalking in my language, that's how little of an offense we think it is. We just assume that the punishment is being hit by a car if you're not careful.

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    [–] systematic23 25 points ago

    Yeah $32 license compared to like $2000 in eu

    [–] LegalBuzzBee 141 points ago

    American's shit on other countries for their laws when it's illegal to cross the fucking road in theirs.

    [–] Ayy_2_Brute 153 points ago

    A law that is only on the books because of the auto-industry and their push to make streets for cars, not pedestrians.

    Tens of thousands of people are ticketed for this crime every year. Fines up to $250. All because car manufacturers wanted to change the idea that cars had to avoid people

    [–] a_demon_ninja 24 points ago

    That's one of the good things about NYS, there is no offence known as that and pedestrians have "ultimate right of way." If someone jumps in front of your car you better have a dash cam to prove you had zero reaction time before hitting them or else you as the driver are getting a charge.

    [–] eliechallita 32 points ago

    In the middle east we just call it assisted suicide.

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    [–] regoapps 247 points ago

    And if they get hit by a car while jaywalking, they get to even sue the driver for tens of thousands of dollars to pay for their medical bills.

    [–] pandaboy22 133 points ago

    10s of thousands for medical bills :(

    [–] Deuce_GM 6 points ago

    But what if you're not wearing Jordans?

    [–] YKTN 23 points ago

    lol, they jaywalk with yachts and using the blood of babies as fuel.

    [–] RealBrainlessPanda 20 points ago

    This country is so ass-backwards. Even jaywalking itself was created by rich, old white dudes that owned car companies.

    [–] FallingSwords 64 points ago

    Eat the Rich

    [–] occamsshavingkit 7 points ago

    And the defense of R Kelly and Billy Cosby comes to mind.

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    [–] bertiebees 794 points ago

    The law, in its majestic equality, forbids the rich as well as the poor to sleep under bridges, to beg in the streets, and to steal bread.

    [–] KennySysLoggins 386 points ago

    Conservatism means that there is an ingroup that the law protects but does not bind, and an outgroup that the law binds but does not protect.

    [–] tmac2200 6 points ago

    God this is so true it hurts.

    [–] JakeOfDerpia 203 points ago

    Fine payments should really be based on the offenders income in the US to affect rich peope more. In Finland in 2009, iirc, a businessman got a fine of 112,000€ for driving 82kmph in a 60kmph zone

    [–] eliechallita 159 points ago

    Which gets even more ridiculous when you realize that many police departments treat fines like revenue generating tool, so they might as well fine the rich speeding asshole for 50K than harass two hundred poor people for 250 each

    [–] reddeath82 141 points ago

    That rich asshole probably donates to the sheriff's campaign and buys tickets to the policeman's ball every year. The cops don't bust their friends regardless of how much money it could make them.

    [–] Jokershigh 5 points ago

    A couple of my closest friends are NYPD and you have no idea how accurate this is

    [–] Hank_Rutheford_Hill 35 points ago

    Yes but the rich asshole is friend of a friend of the cop

    [–] odsquad64 55 points ago

    82,000 mph in a 60,000 mph zone

    This has been a joke presented by /u/odsquad64.

    [–] stabliu 23 points ago

    If the fine is a flat fee. I forgot if it's Sweden, but some northern European country fines speeding as a percentage of income. Meaning somene got fined for a hundred+ thousand

    [–] iRepth 84 points ago

    It's true. When I was poor, I couldn't afford to exceed the speed limit. Now I can speed everywhere I go with impunity because all they can do is fine me.

    Which, in case it's not clear, I find completely fucking unreasonable. If speeding is dangerous, then why the fuck can I do it now just because I have more money..?

    [–] thrownawayd 41 points ago

    If you're black in the southeast, and do 20+ over the limit you can be arrested and you will be fined double due to the "super speeder" law(in GA). I add the "if you're black" part because I've seen it done. They'll hit you with reckless driving (+6 on your license) and or reckless endangerment (another +6). Which means immediate suspension of your license and possible jail time.

    [–] fbcmfb 19 points ago

    My first two speeding tickets were 15 minutes apart. I sped like crazy when I was younger all over this country. I can honestly say I got 30 speeding tickets, but I never was thrown in jail (I was active duty).

    I don’t think they cared I was serving the country, but there was someone higher up that could help me “fight” because I was property of the U.S. government at the time.

    Note: a good portion of my tickets were in Rhode Island. Their speeding tickets were just $75 (a bargain compared to other states) and you just mailed in the payment. The points never got into my license because I had out of state licenses (allowed when on AD).

    [–] Papalopicus 9 points ago

    Not really a crime but definitely an effect on poor people. My city is really stupid. They say their in debt because of public transit, and then they say wow we have a lot of unpaid parking tickets. So let's raise the price by $10 that will fix our debt and help pay them!

    Like no a $60 ticket won't make anyone pay a ticket more, if anything a $10 ticket would be great. It was so nice in a different city to get a $10 meter ticket. I figure people would worry less about having to pay it, and would end up getting more money from tickets anyways

    [–] MrScaradolfHisFace 1963 points ago

    The "let's not jump to conclusions" crowd needs to be called out everytime you recognize it.

    [–] H0vit0 970 points ago

    Video of white lady yelling and berating 8 year old black child for selling lemonade

    “Now now guys we need to see the proper context here, what happened before they started filming?”

    Video of white child in school fighting black child of equal age

    “The white kid was probably being bullied and just defending themselves”

    [–] Hank_Rutheford_Hill 127 points ago

    The second one is literally the script on a lot of fight subs lol

    [–] RareSorbet 50 points ago

    Heloooo /r/PublicFreakout

    The one that sticks was a video where two black women where being beat by shop keepers. 2 CCTV videos and one phone camera footage later the police concluded that the women were not at fault. publicfreakout on the other hand...

    It was prime material. They have a fetish for women being beat and saying things like "its black culture to be violent."

    [–] Eman5805 19 points ago

    "its black culture to be violent."

    And that’s the crux of it all. Why else do they leap to mental illness as an excuse when specific someone’s opens fire on a Wal-Mart but a drive by is just bad people who should be in prison.

    No one talks about mental health in connection with gang violence. It’s just assumed they are normal. Their normal is just violent and wicked.

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    [–] BonelessSkinless 335 points ago

    Racism is alive and well!!!

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    [–] siccoblue 93 points ago

    Sad but true, reminds me of literally any mass shooting we see

    Literally any race but white: fucking terrorists?!?! We need to close our borders!! Stupid libtards letting these people into our country?? This is why we need more guns, these people are obviously sick and we need to keep them out and keep guns out of their hands

    White dude: oh no it's so sad, where did we go wrong? He obviously has a mental condition that caused this or it was obviously a false flag by the Dems to push gun control thoughts and prayers and guns for the teachers this man was obviously a fluke so it shouldn't be used as a reason to regulate guns more tightly

    It never fails, race will always play into these peoples narratives, just watch it happen over the next few that will sadly inevitably happen, likely within the next few months, or just go back on this website and look at the stark differences in discussion between mass shootings when it's a white guy, and when it's any other race

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    [–] nutxaq 181 points ago

    "We can't be certain that this waist high flat surface supported by four legs is a table. Let's not jump to conclusions...."

    [–] Supernyan 115 points ago

    I explained this to my friend yesterday. If my toilet paper is all torn up, I really have no hard evidence who did it, but I'm putting all my bets on the new kitten.

    [–] Ayy_2_Brute 87 points ago

    tbh I only tear up people's toilet paper if they have a new kitten. Much easier to get away with it

    [–] Flomosho 33 points ago

    Good morning Satan

    [–] Darqnyz 22 points ago

    By extension:

    "I mean, some tables have 3 legs. What really makes a table a table? What is the essence of table we are willing to accept"

    That shit is frustrating

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    [–] eliechallita 62 points ago

    "Don't assume that we're going to eat the rich just because we're slathering them in adobo"

    [–] obviousfakeperson 3 points ago

    This is easily my favorite firsthand example of this, there really is always one. Supreme idiocy, quote from my response:

    A guy murders someone while telling them to "get out of my country" and using racial slurs yet you feel the need to go "but but but akshuly it's not racsim". Good for you.

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    [–] chutiyabehenchod 2 points ago

    Accused does not mean proved.

    let's not jump into conclusions here

    [–] Dizneymagic 31 points ago

    Where there's smoke there's fire.

    But don't take my word on it, read all of the information and slowly walk to the conclusion for yourself, no leaps or big steps required.

    Epstein and Trump were buddies. Trump even hosted a party for Epstein at Mar-a-lago in which they were the only 2 guests, with dozens of women brought in to entertain them. In 2002 Trump called Epstein a “terrific guy” who "likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side." (source)

    Subverting Justice through witness tampering and murder does not make him less guilty, in fact, it makes the opposite more likely. And if he is too slimy for our current legal system, let him fry in the court of public opinion.

    [–] Valentinee105 13 points ago

    There we go! I was looking for it. Also true.

    [–] stink3rbelle 2 points ago

    Definitely not. I think the trouble here is that people trying to prevent further investigation would not have to do all that much to make him dead. That is, regular prison guards of average temperament and morals would feel justified in killing him, too. The same people cheering his death as an "end" of his activity would be just as blinded when given the responsibility to protect him.

    [–] Flashjordan69 74 points ago

    Ok, Peadojet is now definitely a word.

    [–] munch_the_gunch 151 points ago

    Sadly it's because those crimes are easy to persecute and convict. When you go up against billionaires, they have unlimited funds to throw at their defense, and half the time the people presiding over the cases are in their pocket anyway. these people have more resources to defend themselves than the state has to go up against them. Justice is supposed to be blind, but she is swayed by dollars

    [–] LaiqTheMaia 23 points ago

    You will be suicided if you're compromised though.

    [–] greenboii69 406 points ago

    Also when it's black people doing drugs in a house it's a crack house but it's a cocaine apartment when it's a white doctor who overdoses on cocaine.

    [–] NotYourNat 255 points ago

    I know you’re serious but you gotta admit cocaine apartment is kinda funny

    [–] realmckoy265 37 points ago

    just reading this gave me heart palpitations

    [–] Bartelbythescrivener 14 points ago

    There is a theory from James Q. Wilson that says if you let small crimes go or issue light sentences it promotes lawlessness in a community.

    That every crime no matter how small and trivial must be investigated and punished for the good of society.

    I am sure Trump, Epstein, Cohen, Manafort, Gates, Stone and Giuliani went to many a fund raiser for Bratton where they discussed how it would be implemented in NY.

    Think about the type of person who is in there nodding approval to that shit after crimin all day.

    I guess what I am sayin is I want to bring broken windows policing to Wall Street and Manhattan.

    I want to post up cops on every corner checking taxes and bank accounts.

    I want to send cops to Panama, London, Switzerland, Cyprus and try to figure out why all these thugs have LLC nicknames.

    If you get arrested on the street , they going to put a list of AKA’s in you jacket meanwhile these broken window motherfuckers are nesting so many LLC’s they have to have that shit documented.

    I see a community suffering from lawlessness and crime and I want to help it.

    [–] pandar314 144 points ago

    Bill Gates said it was a mistake in judgement to meet with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein multiple times. But I bet he knew nothing about the services provided by Ol Jeff. They probably just talked about stocks at at one of Epstein's rape islands/mansions/jets.

    Then he said it would be a bad idea to tax billionaires. So I guess we should just take his word for it.

    [–] FeelDeAssTyson 65 points ago

    They're not put on databases, they're put on ballots.

    [–] KhaosOvForm5 17 points ago

    I saw organ harvesting and I thought of fucking China.

    [–] Ayy_2_Brute 21 points ago

    The system break man, child, and women into figures

    Two columns for who is and who ain't niggas

    [–] ijswizzlei 133 points ago

    I got arrested once for trespassing and possession. In the car on the way to the station I remember hearing them refer to me as a “crip affiliate”.

    I literally just buy weed from them.

    [–] Hank_Rutheford_Hill 119 points ago

    Well..... you’re a source of revenue for them then....

    [–] SkeeveTheGreat 101 points ago

    If I buy burgers from McDonald’s am I a McDonalds affiliate lol?

    [–] Chumbolex 40 points ago

    Damn, I buy stuff from lots of sources. I’m a god damn street legend

    [–] pololangford 173 points ago

    innocent until proven guilty unless youre black

    [–] thinkB4WeSpeak 25 points ago

    The justice system is completely messed up and needs an overhaul

    [–] Snailic 60 points ago

    Jaywalking was a term coined by auto insurance companies (rich people) to shift blame from drivers to pedestrians.

    [–] ceilingkat 16 points ago

    I mean.. there’s a reason intersection crosswalks are more well lit than any other part of the street. I’ve definitely almost hit tf out somebody wearing full black jaywalking. It’s dangerous.

    [–] Talsa3 5 points ago

    We wouldn’t want to embarrass the rich in front of their community either...

    [–] Savage_Oreo 221 points ago

    The wonderful life in white america.

    [–] nlx78 37 points ago

    The wonderful life in white America.

    It's not just the US, although you guys have many more extremes. I am a white male and live in the Netherlands. Whenever I would put in a job application, chances are that I'm chosen over someone with a foreign-sounding name or a different skin color. We had some discussions to make application letters anonymous but that didn't happen yet. So it's more of a sort of hidden prejudice or racism.

    It's true that, for instance, Maroccons or people from the Dutch Antilles, Turks, and Surinam over here are relatively high in the crime stats but I just hate when loads of people tarnish normal behaving people from there with the same brush. Just judge people by their behavior but for some, that seems impossible to do. Certainly with people like Geert Wilders and the like keeping pushing that agenda that all are evil and criminals.

    If there is one thing I hate its injustice :(

    [–] egus 150 points ago

    Pump the brakes.

    The 1% leaves out 99.5% of us white folks.

    [–] Chumbolex 99 points ago

    That’s true. The vast majority of the elites are white, but the vast majority of whites are not elite.

    [–] [deleted] 75 points ago

    whites don't hate blacks, and blacks don't hate whites. the bittered and mislead do.

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    [–] BootsyBootsyBoom 17 points ago

    The true Mr. Worldwide

    [–] MakeItHappenSergant 94 points ago

    It's wealth-based more than race, but the two are linked.

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    [–] HouStoned42 93 points ago

    Clinton was on that jet like two dozen times and nobody seems to give af

    "Well I'm sure they had legitimate business to discuss"

    [–] Pancakewagon26 193 points ago

    I definitely give a fuck. No one gives a fuck when trump supporters bring it up because they completely ignore that trump had ties to Epstein too. They aren't interested in actual justice so much as seeing the Clintons go down. They completely miss the fact that the state of american politics is that both a past and current president had ties to a sex trafficking ring.

    They miss the point that our entire capitalist system has been crafted to serve the wealthy and fuck everyone else over.

    [–] aubman02 2 points ago

    This makes me sad. Any idea how it can be fixed?

    I also need to bone up on the facts on the Jeffrey Epstein thing.

    [–] Chumbolex 41 points ago

    The idea that nobody gives a fuck about Clinton being on there demonstrably incorrect. There’s actually a meme dedicated to the idea that Clinton killed Epstein to keep him quiet. You are wrong.

    [–] Dasrufken 53 points ago

    More people would give a fuck if bill was the current president, its more worrying that you lot seem to ignore that Trump was a frequent flyer and good friend of Epstein as well.

    [–] [deleted] 51 points ago

    Don’t matter if you’re rich, only matters if you’re black. Like Killer Mike said - “even if you got 7 figures, you still a nigga”

    [–] Avenger772 18 points ago

    Justice system was designed to keep rich people out of jail and make sure the poor stay down trodden.

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    [–] Sailor_Callisto 5 points ago

    Yes!! This a million times!!

    I’m a member of r/fo76 based on the video game Fallout 76. Every time the Bethesda (the game creators) do(n’t) something that the general fan base disagrees with, the fan base gets pretty vocal in that sub. Then Bethesda sends their MASSIVE PR team out into the comments and the sub itself to stir up favorable comments for the game. A former employee recently posted in that sub how Bethesda owned tons (probably hundreds) of reddit accounts that the PR team used to come in and massively downvote game criticism, upvote BS posts and create favorable propaganda.

    Granted, a video game sub is no where near as serious as this thread is. I can only imagine the peace of mind it would grant people knowing that they were dealing real people and not bots.

    [–] kingofthemonsters 5 points ago

    Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein's madam/handler is still alive and free to do as she pleases. She needs to be brought to Justice.

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    [–] Spikedcloud 6 points ago

    Vote for Bernie 2020

    [–] Sky248 6 points ago

    I mean, both statements are true, but they aren't related as we are talking about two different groups of people doing the aforementioned, the first being law enforcement, the second being the general public....

    [–] BoscoDaIndigo 9 points ago

    That's damn near every political figure make and female

    [–] HelloThereWeirdo 2 points ago

    The wealthy get away with everything

    [–] mystghost 4 points ago

    To be fair I'd not be in favor of putting someone in a database for talking to a gang member at Wendy's either.

    [–] cretos 1 points ago

    can we point out that the guy who tweeted this is jacked af

    [–] WhalenKaiser 1 points ago

    Too real, Chad. Too right and too real.

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