Ted Rall by Ted Rall

Ted Rall

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  1. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 8 hours ago

    It’s too bad this great country of ours has these profound race issues that white folks often don’t understand. Not to minimize racism, but I can sort of identify with it and understand the frustration since I’ve faced gender discrimination in my family. My mother just didn’t like males and I wasn’t welcome because of it.

  2. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, about 7 hours ago

    ^Welcome to the club, although my brother at the same time could do no wrong, especially when beating the c**p out of me on a regular basis. He was her first, therefore “perfect”.


    Also, while some time ago, my supervisor in law enforcement was black, and a really good guy, but whenever we contacted the public together, it was always assumed I was “the boss”. That still hasn’t changed much.

  3. Donald Williams

    Donald Williams said, about 7 hours ago

    R.I.P. Sandra Bland – An objective investigation might show that she was not suicidal.

  4. festin

    festin said, about 6 hours ago

    Thank You, Mr. Rall.

    Instant obedience and awed respect for poorly trained and educated ‘public servants’ who are tasked with regulating our movements (with deadly force for misdameanors if necessary), personal habits and attitudes is the way to go. Land of the free home of the brave. If this continues or progeny will be ashamed to be called Americans.
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    Plea to the Police:

    Officers, please help support our Constitution. We obviosly need you to do your duty- not to subjucate the Citizens you work for. You all are unwittingly supporting facism.

  5. biggstrip

    biggstrip said, about 6 hours ago

    Once again Mr.Rall has shown that liberal idiocy knows no bounds.

  6. hawgowar

    hawgowar said, about 5 hours ago

    I’m biracial (Caucasian/Native American) and I’ve caught more hate from Native Americans than I have from Caucasians. Racism only works if you accept it. Reject it, ignore it and it has little effect on you. Even though I look Native, cops don’t hassle me because:
    a) I don’t have open liquor containers or contraband in the car, and am not smoking weed when they pull up.
    b) I don’t give them attitude to begin with. I am calm and therefore they stay calm. I smile when I talk to them and they smile back.
    c) I make no sudden moves which can come across as threatening. I keep my hands in sight and the dome light on at night as they walk up. Hey, a lot of cops are being shot at traffic stops. I understand they’re nervous.
    d) When I am polite, they are polite. I ask why I was pulled over (I don’t speed, etc). I don’t tell them they pulled me over for driving while Red, I don’t give an attitude.

    By being civil and using common sense and everyday manners, I have zero problems with the police. I have noticed one of my friends, who is original African Black in color, likewise has no problems with the police as he treats them civilly and smiles at them, and he is about as Black as a man can be. He talks nice to them, smiles and is polite and they return his attitude. He tends to drive a bit fast but is seldom ticketed just because he’s polite. “Oops, sorry, officer/deputy/trooper, I wasn’t watching my speed.” In most cases, he gets a warning and that’s it, No yelling, no angst, no attitude from the cop. He’s never hauled out of the car and put in “the position”.

    Use common sense and decency people, and see what happens. Cops have a tough and dangerous job. Cops are shot every month it seems at routine traffic stops. Just walking up to the vehicle can get them killed. So no attitude, okay?

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 5 hours ago

    @hawgowar

    Racists come on all colors, but we are still of the same race or species called Human. Indians use to not be such racists. One of the things they learned from the wasichu, those of like me in appearance. Whites.

  8. comicsssfan

    comicsssfan said, about 4 hours ago

    I was invited by the head of the police training at our local school to sign up for police training. I didn’t think I was up for the job. I’m a little too slow.

  9. festin

    festin said, about 4 hours ago

    @hawgowar

    Your post is, of course, soundly reasoned and is good practical advice for simply surviving an encounter with the Police. It’s just the way that it is.
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    The fundamental questions are much more serious and complicated than Citizens exhibiting common sense and courtesy.
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    Many people do not posses these traits on a given day. What are their Constitutional Rights?
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    The Police have a sworn duty to serve and protect the people they work for. How does stalking motorists and putting themselves in harm’s way for alledged misdameanor infractions truly serve anyone?
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    Our Police surely must have something better to do than this nonsense. Our Citizens surely must have something better to do than pretending meekness and obeisance for fear of enraging a person who actuall works for them. The system must change

  10. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, about 4 hours ago

    @hawgowar

    In other words, you’ve accepted the reality that you need to watch your behavior very carefully around law enforcement, because it doesn’t matter if you’re right & they’re wrong, they can create all kinds of havoc in your life or simply end it, with minimal repercussions.

  11. DoctorUmmmNo

    DoctorUmmmNo said, about 4 hours ago

    @biggstrip

    “Once again Mr.Rall has shown that liberal idiocy knows no bounds.”

    Absolutely. Sandra Bland might be alive today if she had shown the respect due to the officer given their comparitive stations in life.

  12. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, about 3 hours ago

    Once again Mr.Rall has shown that liberal idiocy knows no bounds.
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    Once again somebody strays away from the kids’ table.

  13. Tarredandfeathered

    Tarredandfeathered said, about 2 hours ago

    @DoctorUmmmNo

    Yews, her station as a Taxpaying member of the Public and His station as a Public Servant.
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    Oh, wait, isn’t it the Servant who is supposed to Defer to the people he Serves?
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    Or did I get all that Downton Abbey stuff wrong?
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  14. OldCoal

    OldCoal GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 hours ago

    You never will get the conservatives here to discuss this video.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXY2fImfr7Y

  15. braindead08

    braindead08 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 hours ago

    @Zuhlamon

    “Once again Mr.Rall has shown that liberal idiocy knows no bounds.”
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    Once again somebody strays away from the kids’ table.


    biggstrip is evidently another graduate of the Pee Wee school of debate.

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