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In Historic 1st, U.S. Capitol Police Name Yogananda Pittman As Acting Chief
Posted by: p8712
Date: January 11, 2021 07:59PM
Not a job I’d want, but good for her

She has been with the force since April 2001 and was named acting chief on Friday, according to the U. S. Capitol Police (USCP) website. That came two days after pro-Trump extremists faced off and eventually overwhelmed security forces at the U.S. Capitol complex.

Pittman is the first woman and the first African American to lead the law enforcement agency, USCP confirms to NPR.
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Re: In Historic 1st, U.S. Capitol Police Name Yogananda Pittman As Acting Chief
Posted by: rgG
Date: January 11, 2021 08:27PM
Time for her to shine!

Edit: if I have said something offensive, I did not know it.
I wish her all the best and hope she does a good job and makes all women proud.
I have no clue what else that phrase could mean.





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)



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Re: In Historic 1st, U.S. Capitol Police Name Yogananda Pittman As Acting Chief
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: January 11, 2021 10:09PM
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rgG
Time for her to shine!

I’m hoping you don’t know what you’ve said there. wall smiley
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Re: In Historic 1st, U.S. Capitol Police Name Yogananda Pittman As Acting Chief
Posted by: rgG
Date: January 11, 2021 10:20PM
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rgG
Time for her to shine!

I’m hoping you don’t know what you’ve said there. wall smiley

I really do not.
If I have insulted anyone with a racial slur, god I am sorry.
I meant I wish her well
What else could that possibly mean?

Edit: apparently it could be interpreted as being a disparaging remark related to shoe shining.
I in no way intended it as such, but it wouldn’t make sense for me to delete the post, as it was quoted. sad smiley





Roswell, GA (Atlanta suburb)



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Re: In Historic 1st, U.S. Capitol Police Name Yogananda Pittman As Acting Chief
Posted by: Acer
Date: January 11, 2021 11:57PM
Eh, to copypaste a handy quote from another recent thread, sometimes a cigar is just a cigar. Shine as in sun, or a lamp.
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Re: In Historic 1st, U.S. Capitol Police Name Yogananda Pittman As Acting Chief
Posted by: RgrF
Date: January 12, 2021 12:03AM
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rgG
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DeusxMac
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rgG
Time for her to shine!

I’m hoping you don’t know what you’ve said there. wall smiley

I really do not.
If I have insulted anyone with a racial slur, god I am sorry.
I meant I wish her well
What else could that possibly mean?

Edit: apparently it could be interpreted as being a disparaging remark related to shoe shining.
I in no way intended it as such, but it wouldn’t make sense for me to delete the post, as it was quoted. sad smiley

AFAIK - It's a slur usually aimed at a different group who, unless Ethiopian, aren't generally Black.
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Re: In Historic 1st, U.S. Capitol Police Name Yogananda Pittman As Acting Chief
Posted by: anonymouse1
Date: January 12, 2021 12:43AM
When I grew up, "shine" was a derogatory term for people who today are often called black or African American. I'm Jewish, so for me, it would have been like calling a Jewish person a H*e*be--not as bad as K*i*k*e, but pretty bad.*

And that's clearly not what the OP meant.



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Re: In Historic 1st, U.S. Capitol Police Name Yogananda Pittman As Acting Chief
Posted by: RgrF
Date: January 12, 2021 12:51AM
Where I grew up there were so many different racial/ethnic slurs bantered around in day to day conversation it would take a Mac to keep track of them all.

As a very (18) young man I was inveigled into selling stuff door to door, anytime we wrote a time payment agreement with a Black family - we were required to writ "toast" on the top of the contract before submission.
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Re: In Historic 1st, U.S. Capitol Police Name Yogananda Pittman As Acting Chief
Posted by: SteveO
Date: January 12, 2021 01:35AM
I saw this news today and was rather amazed by it. I never thought I'd see a female, let alone a female of color, in charge of CP under Trump. (CP is overseen by Exec Branch from all I've read, and this was one of the main problems that gave us last week.) Good luck and all best to her.
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Re: In Historic 1st, U.S. Capitol Police Name Yogananda Pittman As Acting Chief
Posted by: sekker
Date: January 12, 2021 08:11AM
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rgG
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rgG
Time for her to shine!

I’m hoping you don’t know what you’ve said there. wall smiley

I really do not.
If I have insulted anyone with a racial slur, god I am sorry.
I meant I wish her well
What else could that possibly mean?

Edit: apparently it could be interpreted as being a disparaging remark related to shoe shining.
I in no way intended it as such, but it wouldn’t make sense for me to delete the post, as it was quoted. sad smiley

AFAIK - It's a slur usually aimed at a different group who, unless Ethiopian, aren't generally Black.

I've never heard of this phrase used in any other way than your original intention, which was a positive connotation. I went looking for more material on this, not a lot via the Great Oracle google.

I found this posting from 2004, however, that has unsubstantiated comments, but the discussion is interesting - [www.englishforums.com]

I guess I will never use that work for a non-white person again, if I can remember.
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Re: In Historic 1st, U.S. Capitol Police Name Yogananda Pittman As Acting Chief
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: January 12, 2021 08:48AM
Louis Armstrong

It was a different time. old fogey smiley
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Re: In Historic 1st, U.S. Capitol Police Name Yogananda Pittman As Acting Chief
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: January 12, 2021 09:52AM
Congrats to Acting Chief Pittman, but how typical:

We just had a debacle of unprecedented scale, revealing astonishing weaknesses in our security apparatus. Let's hand it over to a Black woman - and good luck!!

(Reminds me of: big finance just destroyed our economy with a housing speculation bubble, leaving us in the biggest economic hole since the 1930s. Let's hand it over to a Black man - and good luck!)



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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