Candorville by Darrin Bell for January 25, 2022

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    BE THIS GUY  5 months ago

    Is this cop a bad guy?:


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    nadie1943  5 months ago

    This strip is mean-spirited and offensive, not to mention wrong-headed.

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    boydpercy Premium Member 5 months ago

    I wonder how many vacant slots the LAPD has? If it is like many businesses across America, there is a shortage of workers. Of course, if employees don’t want to do the job they are paid to do then they should be fired. I didn’t know that people still played Pokemon. That’s a good enough reason to fire them!

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    ncrist  5 months ago

    I think talking about things that really do happen is neither mean-spirited nor offensive, but rather a good reason to categorize the strip as political.

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    cmerb  5 months ago

    I heard that a " white policeman shot and killed a white man " and not one black person complained about it . mmmmmmmm ?

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    rossevrymn Premium Member 5 months ago

    If only you and Bell lived in FL, you might be able to go after Bell with this potential law “Florida bill to shield people from feeling ‘discomfort’ over historic actions by their race, nationality or gender approved by Senate committee.” Of course that would make you a ninny drawers.

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    Free or Not? Premium Member 5 months ago

    Bell, you are so obviously raycist in your writing. In your book all white cops are bad and any crook must be allowed to do what they want based on the color of their skin.

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    Egrayjames  5 months ago

    I’ll admit to not being all that smart, but I think Mr. Bell is pointing out the irony of the situation. I wouldn’t call it a political as much as social commentary. We have two cultures here that don’t understand and respect each other. Some headway has been made in my lifetime, but a lot more certainly needs to be done. Until each side recognizes and truly understands the disparency of the situation moving ahead is going to be a slow struggle. Martin Luther King understood this and some idiot shot him. I was in high school when he was shot, and had it not been for a brilliant teacher I never would have understood the real tragedy of his death.

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    MC4802 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Truth, simple, short and sweet.

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    nos.nevets  5 months ago

    A little perspective.

    In Tanzania, my cab or Bajaj drivers would literally, visibly, tremble when stopped by the police. Never escaped w/o paying a bribe. Tanzanians long to come to America, where black lives matter more than they do in Tanzania.

    In Belize, a friend & her father camped outside the police station to witness hearing any screams of torture from her brother inside. He was released after several hours, no torture, no charges.

    Accusations of police brutality went up in Belize, after some of the US incidents that sparked the BLM movement. I do not know if civilian actions in the USA emboldened complaints in Belize, or whether police brutality in USA emboldened police to be more brutal in Belize. I suspect the latter, but either way, the 3rd world watches the USA. USA must aspire to be that shining beacon on the hill. I think Bell’s comics help us on that climb.

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    Call me Ishmael  5 months ago

    Debatable, perhaps. Statistically, defensible.

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    TwilightFaze  5 months ago

    It’s true. Doesn’t matter which way you lean, where you’re from, or how old you are. If you don’t think this is wrong, you’re a criminal yourself. I’m a gamer too, but this is wrong on so many levels and they deserve to not have a badge anymore. 2 crap cops down, hundreds more to go.

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    David Huie Green-HavePityOnOthersYouWillNeedItToo  5 months ago

    Some things are forgivable, some things are not.

    Makes perfect sense to me. Playing Pokemon is unforgivable.

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    moondog42 Premium Member 5 months ago

    Yeah, LAPD killed something like six people in a little over a week — all unarmed — and the only cops who got fired are the ones who were playing on the clock.

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    Daniel Pinkel Premium Member 5 months ago

    Pfuquing brilliant.

    Of course the issue in more complex, but this a big piece of the enchilada.

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    desogray  5 months ago

    Just honest perspective. Worth hearing now and then.

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    nos.nevets  5 months ago

    Is ‘Pokemon’ really short for ‘Pocket Monster’?

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    Andylit Premium Member 5 months ago

    Jeezuz Darrin, you are really scraping the bottom of the barrel in your cop hate campaign. They were fire SEVEN years ago. The current story is a page 20 afterthought about them losing their appeal.

    More than 300 cops were killed in the line of duty last year. 11 this year and the month is even done. Men and women putting their lives on the line every day in the losing battle to keep our streets safe….for you.

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