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    Are you claiming not to have done those things when in disagreement with me? incredible!!
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    Incredible??? I'm not a policeman. I don't work for the public nor operate under any regulation. Of course I've done these things...exactly why I'm not a cop. If my behavior is being compared to that of a policeman then you do in fact validate my point.....Cops are crimilnals
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    LA, my last post was in response to what Dutch had posted, not what you did or didn't do.
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    JC

    Isn't it funny?
    I can honestly tell you that I haven't heard the "back fire" of a vehicle in more than 25 years....and yet....in Clevland....just seconds before police kill two UNARMED people in a vehicle...I as a juror would have to accept that this event "conveniently' happened. WOW....this has become laughable.

    IT WASNT ME......it was the one-armed man.
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    Wrong thread for the comment but I will respond to your question, yes, you are right I also have not heard a car backfire in some time, but the Judge apparently thinks it's commonplace, but his verdict was based on the cause of death and who actually killed them, the prosecutors could not prove his shots were the fatal ones. Shame on the prosecutor for bringing a case with such flimsy evidence, especially when the cause of death and who actually did was paramount.for a guilty verdict. Here in Pa. the Prosecutor has the opportunity to demand a jury trial even if the defense wants a bench trial., perhaps the Ohio Law does not allow the prosecutor to have that option. maybe the verdict would have been different.
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    If you want to know why the people of Baltimore (and to a greater extent, the rest of the country) are fed up with the police then I highly encourage you to read this interview of a former Baltimore police officer who was run out of the police department, and the state of Maryland, because he "ratted" on fellow police officers who brutalized an UNARMED suspected drug dealer...after he was handcuffed and taken off in a paddy wagon only to be brought back to the scene of his alleged crime so other cops could beat the living hell out of him.

    Joe Crystal, the former Baltimore detective who fled to Florida after being harassed and threatened with his life, spoke to the Huffington Post about the terror his former brothers in blue put him through after reporting the incident to his superiors.

    I encourage everyone, especially our conservative members who think the heroes that protect our country can do no wrong, to take a few minutes out of their busy lives reflexively sticking up for the police who kill unarmed citizens to read the interview.

    ‘Rat Cop' Joe Crystal Shunned From Baltimore Police Department After Reporting Officer Brutality

    Here's the part of the piece that stuck out the most to me:

    After the police wagon set off to take Green to jail, Williams showed up at his girlfriend’s house and began speaking to Gialamas. Moments later, Gialamas radioed to the officer driving the wagon and asked him to turn around. Green was driven back to the home and brought inside. Crystal recalls that Green began shouting, "They gonna fuck me up."

    Unsure what was going on, Crystal stood guard at the door just inside the house. He said that while there were some cops he didn’t trust, Gialamas wasn’t one of them. Crystal had never seen the sergeant do anything morally questionable.

    But just out of view, Crystal heard Gialamas and Williams throw Green to the ground. For several minutes, he could hear the handcuffed suspect grunting and moaning as the officers kicked and punched him.

    “They bring [Green] back and his shirt’s ripped like he’s fucking Hulk Hogan,” Crystal said. “He’s limping on his ankle, which I later found out was broken. I honestly mean it when I say this: I never in a million years thought something like this would happen.” --Sebastian Murdock

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    There are some bad cops and some cops who will vent their frustrations on some citizens, but with over 325,000 members in just the FOP alone, another hundred thousand or so in The National Sheriff's Association (NSA), plus even more in the PBA, Police Benevolent Association, and this number does not include any Federal Officers and yet you insist, wrongly, on the very small minority of these officers that act in the way you subscribe, is how all police officers act.
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    johnnycee Wrote: There are some bad cops and some cops who will vent their frustrations on some citizens, but with over 325,000 members in just the FOP alone, another hundred thousand or so in The National Sheriff's Association (NSA), plus even more in the PBA, Police Benevolent Association, and this number does not include any Federal Officers and yet you insist, wrongly, on the very small minority of these officers that act in the way you subscribe, is how all police officers act.

    There are thousands of corrupt cops.....these aren't isolated..... this is systemic......and over many decades

    Don't minimize it.

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    L.A. don't make a mole hill into a mountain either, there is no proof of any systemic oppression or abuse of citizens by law enforcement agencies in this country, sure there are isolated incidents, but they are certainly in the minority of Law Enforcement.
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    L.A. Citizen Wrote: There are thousands of corrupt cops.....these aren't isolated..... this is systemic......and over many decades

    Don't minimize it.

    It's bad enough that we have thousands of corrupt cops in this country, but what makes me even more sad is the non-corrupt cops who stick up for the corrupt ones because the "blue wall of silence" prevents them from ever snitching on their brethren.

    All you have to do is look at what happened to this former Baltimore police officer who reported the brutality he saw his fellow officers partake in and instead of getting a "thanks champ--we're going to weed these bad guys out of the police force," he got ran out of the police department and the state of Maryland.

    So the non-corrupt cops are just as scary as the corrupt ones because they back up their brethren and threaten anyone who dares break that blue wall of silence with their livelihood.