October 14th, 2007

Black And White World

There is an interesting article in the Chicago Tribune today.

The gist of it is that Chicago has a law banning police officers from associating/dating/being friends with with anyone convicted of a crime.

Seems to make sense, at first, right?

The problem, however, is that one in four African Americans has been convicted of a crime at some point. Therefore, Black Chicago Police Officers are arguing that the rule makes it virtually impossible for them to hang out with their friends, date normally and in many, many cases visit close family members.

They say that because the odds of people from their communities having a criminal record are much, much higher than for their White counterparts, the law effectively discriminates against them.

Discuss.

Ridley's Best

Rome Girl has never seen Blade Runner.

So, since the new Director's Final Cut is coming out in a few weeks I'm downloading the normal version for her to watch tonight so we can both see the differences together.

I hope she likes it.

UPDATE: SHE TOTALLY HATED THE MOVIE. IT WAS THE VERSION WHERE THEY GO INTO THE ELEVATOR AND THE FILM ENDS WITH NO VOICE OVER.