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BPD captain placed on leave

NECN reports Capt. Haseeb Hosein has been put on leave, says BPD hasn't said why.

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Could be some irregularities with his time sheets?
I dont know what significance his religion has to do with anything, " first Muslim Captain" , who cares?

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If the unexplained news of a top cop being suspended or the fact that he's making 400k a year wasn't enough to turn their comment section into a ferocious pyre of stupidity then tossing in the fact he's Muslim sure as hell will.

We all have our corners of the internet we run to for reassurance whatever our political affiliations (admit it, we all do) but we have to realize that like 99.95% of news is simply advertising and the globe needs clicks as much as Infowars does.

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for a police anything ?!?

I guess my computer science degree and time spent as a veteran was the wrong path to take.

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why does mentioning it bother you? it's a notable fact about him.

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Its irrelevant to the story as to who he prays to.,
What is notable about that?
There is no religion box on the applications to become a police officer for a reason.

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They're subtle enough that you can feign ignorance when called out. If it didn't bother you, why bring it up?

Same deal when my aunt was the first female officer in her department and later climbed to further ranks. Its notable because the field of police work, predominately, has been dominated by a pretty specific gender/faith dynamic.

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Your contention is I would have not said the same thing? My calling it irrelevant is not because I think its irrelevant but because I have a problem with his particular religion? Is that what a dog whistle is?
What is it called when you think you know what someone you never met thinks, not by what they write clearly but by something YOU assume and then accuse them of? . It says more about you than it says about me.

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Thats my contention, you wouldn't have said anything otherwise.

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Bud?

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...what the phrase means.

Stop being disingenuous, you're fooling nobody. "I know you are but what am I" only works on four-year-olds.

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In a story about him being put on leave a positive thing ,a negative thing or is it irrelevant?
Which dog whistle is being blown?
You have the power to read between the lines of comments, so fill us all in.

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look man, this is what journalists do when they write about someone of note. it's obviously irrelevant to you, and that's fine. guess what? someone else might care. that's really all there is to it.

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In my experience, when you're the only one hearing a "dog whistle", you're the only dog in the conversation, (female or male).

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Thanks for chiming in, anon-a-cynic.

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It bothers me because bringing a person's religion, or race, or sexual preference, or any other category which our laws specifically enumerate as being off limits in making hiring or promotion decisions, especially in public offices, bringing that up undermines the cultural value we have tried to instantiate in those laws. That value being equality under the law, regardless of any religious preference or immutable characteristic of birth.

I was born in a country that had no such cultural value, and made no attempt to enshrine it in its laws. Many people come from such countries to this one to seek relief from the tyranny that results from not having such a value engrained in the culture and enshrined in the law. Sometimes that tyrrany is in the form of what would in this country be termed a consistent and persistent stream of "micro aggressions." More often it comes in the form of physical violence that sometimes is of a scale sufficient to be called a war.

But in this country, everyone's money is green, all the cops are blue, and no animals are more equal than others. That is an aspiration that enough people of all kinds here take to heart and try to live by that it is safe to call it a fundamental truth.

But it is not an immutable truth. It must be continually reinforced by the willful suppression of one's own tribal instincts. Both on behalf of oneself and on the behalf of others. That means forgiveness and charity in one's private life, and it means refraining from stoking racial, religious, and other grievances in one's public life.

Pointing to this dude's religion fails that test. If he was canned for cause, then it was just regardless or his last name. If he was canned without cause, then it was unjust regardless of his last name. Suggestions and winks and dog whistles to any other interpretation of events than the previous sentence is un-American.

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Roman: Do you agree that anyone providing a service to the general public violates the law if they claim religious objection when discriminating on basis which otherwise is illegal to discriminate? Do you believe that people who refuse to provide a public service to Gay people, on the basis of their religious beliefs area wrong?

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to bake a *customized* cake for a religious organization that considers the Flying Spaghetti Monster to be the one true deity in this universe, one shaped like the FSM (blessed be his noodly appendage) for the pastafarians to worship before devouring, or am I allowed to observe the second commandment as my faith requires?

If I am a Muslim baker, would I be required to make a cake topped with an image of the Prophet Mohammed for a celebration and affirmation
of the Danish commitment to free speech?

If I am a gay baker, would I be required to bake a cake with the words "Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve" written on top?

If the answer to one of those is no, then the answer to all of them is no.

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That value being equality under the law, regardless of any religious preference or immutable characteristic of birth.

Sexual orientation (notably something you call preference which is a false claim) is an immutable characteristic of birth.

The reasoning that your words indicate a Nazi who refuses to bake a cake for a Jewish couple or an Evagelical Fundamentalist who discriminates against a Gay couple is in the wrong.

In my opinion, if the people refuse to correct themselves and refuse to all people as human beings, instead of subhuman to them, then they deserve to loose their business.

That is capitalism in a free and democratic society.

Now, let's look at history. If a Nazi is told by by a Jewish baker to go away if the Nazi wants a swastika that basic morality - after thousands of years of violence and WW2 - then on the basis of morality they should be able to refuse the Nazi. But that is a world apart from an Evangelical Fundamentalist refusing to help a Gay couple. The Nazi scenario points to genocide. The baker prejudiced against a Gay couple, on basis that is just about words, points to prejudice cum bigotry.

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If I am a gay baker, would I be required to bake a cake with the words "Adam and Eve, not Adam and Steve" written on top?
If the answer to one of those is no, then the answer to all of them is no.

this is a stance that requires the suspension of acknowledgment of any historical context whatsoever, and it's utterly devoid of any critical thought.

basically, today is wednesday.

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I'm not sure if hookers trust cops. Why have city officials targeted the outstanding cop who happens to be a female and former head of the sex trafficking unit. Did she threaten to expose highers ups from different departments involved in the sex trade. How come the report on the BOOM BOOM room was never released to the public.

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He has consistently been a top earner. The top earners historically get scrutinized or moved as it doesn't look good having cops make close to $400k

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Big lol on that one.

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I think this comment was intended as a response to the comment that ends "Also-Never trust a hooker" posted under the earlier news item about the BPD firing the cop involved in the RI incident?

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Wrong story I was commenting on the story of the BPD officer who was fired in strippergate.

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Who is next on the promotional list? I doubt it's another Muslim. The rare BPD Captain position is very difficult to obtain and is the highest Civil Service rank in the Boston Police Department. In other words, you have to study for an extremely competitive exam and have already served with distinction as a patrolman, sergeant and lieutenant. It's not about holding a political sign, making the biggest donation or providing the right political imagery like the command staff appointed by the Mayor with no exam. The few ways for the Mayor to create an opening is to add a Captain to the budget, or if someone retires (willingly or by pressure) or is fired. My guess is Hosein will be "encouraged" to retire.

As for his earnings, since there is a very small group of Captains and even fewer who want to work extra hours, it's understandable that any Captain who wants to work (they are the highest paid rank) would be able to earn a high salary. The city harms this Captain by publicly announcing he has been placed on leave but failing to explain why, leaving the public to imagine the worst. Walsh should be careful of the perception of Islamophobia.

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I agree with O fish all. What is happening?

I know the Capt. and I am really sorry to hear this about him. In my limited experience, he's a forward-thinking, smart and motivated person who works hard to improve his district. His loss will be deeply felt. o

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To "work," (which most details are not) so much that he can earn over a hundred thousands dollars in details (based on overtime wages) and overtime, means he is a horrible father.

Kids needs parent to be present, in their lives, real flesh and blood. Not a body that brings in a fat paycheck.

A poor father is gives his kids his time is far more valuable than a rich father who gives his kids little to none of his time.

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but I agree with the father part.

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They are not work. I've seen plenty of cops who are doing on thing at minor construction sites that did not even see a flagman.

Pretending that details are work - to be blunt (that is the trigger warning) delusions or outright lies.

If details were needed they would exist through out the nation. They don't exist through out the nation.

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So you don't know what your talking about. Just because you've seen plenty of people doing something or nothing, doesn't really mean anything.

Things being needed versus something being work isn't related as well.

You are triggered and that is ok.

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