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    Exclusive: Justice Department mandates 'implicit bias' training for agents, lawyers

    The U.S. Justice Department will announce on Monday that more than 33,000 federal agents and prosecutors will receive training aimed at preventing unconscious bias from influencing their law enforcement decisions, department officials told Reuters.

    The training will bring Justice Department employees in line with many local police departments across the country that have implemented bias prevention plans following a spate of shootings of unarmed black men by white police officers.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-us...idUSKCN0ZD251?

    Probably based on testing like that found here

    https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/

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    I imagine this training will be received the same way as mandatory sexual harassment or professional ethics courses:

    With much eye rolling, doodle scribbling and phone time.

    Its good that they can check that box on the "Are we politically correct enough?" checklist though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    The U.S. Justice Department will announce on Monday that more than 33,000 federal agents and prosecutors will receive training aimed at preventing unconscious bias from influencing their law enforcement decisions, department officials told Reuters.

    The training will bring Justice Department employees in line with many local police departments across the country that have implemented bias prevention plans following a spate of shootings of unarmed black men by white police officers.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-us...idUSKCN0ZD251?

    Probably based on testing like that found here

    https://implicit.harvard.edu/implicit/

    That I have been pushing here for some years if only for self-knowledge.
    a rose by any other name is still called sensitivity training or for a better term ~ diversity training...
    (Sensitivity training is a form of training with the goal of making people more aware of their own prejudices and more sensitive to others.)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensitivity_training

    got to love it...

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    One of the Harvard IAT's was very much an exercise from shoot/don't shoot training.

    A subject presents and the timer starts, the trainee has to pick out the weapon-hazard or the not-hazard object in the subject's hand - before the armed target shoots the trainee. After a thousand exercises there is still a difference in the performance between white/non-white, male/female, adult/adolescent, day/night, et cetera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    snipp..

    Do not babble.
    quoeth one of your cites: In a memo to Justice Department employees, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates said the program targets "implicit biases" - subtle, unconscious stereotypes or characterizations nearly everyone makes about certain groups of people. unquote.

    wiki quote...the goal of making people more aware of their own prejudices and more sensitive to others. unquote

    as stated...a rose by any name...

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    Quote Originally Posted by solus View Post
    quoeth one of your cites: In a memo to Justice Department employees, Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates said the program targets "implicit biases" - subtle, unconscious stereotypes or characterizations nearly everyone makes about certain groups of people. unquote.

    wiki quote...the goal of making people more aware of their own prejudices and more sensitive to others. unquote

    as stated...a rose by any name...

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    Shoot, no shoot decisions are tough when the have to be made in the heat of the moment with your life on the line.

    But how much racial or sexual bias do we figure actually enters into prosecutor decisions about pressing charges, which charges to prosecute, or which plea deals to offer?

    If the feds want to implement some anti-bias training for their prosecutors, I'd like to see them start with cultural training aimed specifically at biases against rural, Southern, and Western mores. The SCOTUS is dominated by Ivy League graduates. I suspect federal appeals courts are as well. It would interesting to see the demographic breakdown of DoJ prosecutors in terms of urban vs rural and Southern or Western vs East and Left Coast.

    I recently heard a lawyer saying how much he loved cases out of the South because so many great SCOTUS rulings are handed down on such cases. The statement suggested to me an implicit bias in the entire American judicial system against the cultural standards and mores of a major segment of our nation.

    Consider on how many well educated folks have much personal angst over the ethics of morals of dropping the A-bombs on Japan or the carpet bombing of Dresden and other German cities. Compare this to how few such persons (outside the South) ever give any thought to what Sherman did to the South.

    Points for those who know the connection between these events.

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    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

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    btw mate...i see you failed to mention the Blitzkrieg any reason?

    scorched earth tactics have been a viable warfare tactic since Christ walked the earth.

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    Training not needed. What is needed is severe criminal penalties for prosecutors, at any level, for not prosecuting cops who have obviously lied under oath. Judges who decry and lament the lying, yet do nothing to a lying cop are to be prosecuted under official misconduct in office laws.

    If a cop does his job within the confines of the law QI is not required. Eliminate QI!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Taypo View Post
    I imagine this training will be received the same way as mandatory sexual harassment or professional ethics courses:

    With much eye rolling, doodle scribbling and phone time.

    Its good that they can check that box on the "Are we politically correct enough?" checklist though.
    Hey, quit confusing me with facts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OC for ME View Post
    Training not needed. What is needed is severe criminal penalties for prosecutors, at any level, for not prosecuting cops who have obviously lied under oath. Judges who decry and lament the lying, yet do nothing to a lying cop are to be prosecuted under official misconduct in office laws.

    If a cop does his job within the confines of the law QI is not required. Eliminate QI!!!
    Too logical. You have been reported for questioning the work of the benevolent overlords.

    When cop unions get to have an influence in who gets to be a judge, prosecutor, etc., it's kind of hard to imagine how the entire system COULDN'T be as broken and corrupt as it is.
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