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  • Liberal Democrat
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    And another cop walks away from prosecution in St. Louis, Missouri, even after he stated in his vehicle chase he was going to kill some MF. To me, that was an automatic admission of guilt. Side note: he is a former police officer, I wonder why?
  • Center Left
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    It's crap like this that makes me amazed that we don't have 80% more civil unrest. We have pushed the envelope and it makes me absolutely ashamed of our lack of justice. It's crazy. I am sorry that the privileged white class has not sought fairness.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Two Baltimore police officers (agree?) to accept disciplinary action in the death of Freddie Gray, the young black man that was tossed into the back of a paddy wagon and given a ride to their PD.

    Oh I'm so glad they're willing to accept punishment for their rough handling of a human being, after all, they tossed him like a side of beef into a pickup truck. sarcasm/

    baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs...

    They did exactly what Chicago police officers used to do in the 1960's and 1970's when by suspect of being a criminal, they'd toss a person into the back and lock the doors and drive like they were on a Baja track to the nearest precinct station. Brutal.

    The city of Baltimore says Freddie died while in custody, that's too nice of wording for what he endured.

  • Center Left
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    I am glad to see coverage. I hope their going to receive as much punishment as possible. I think this is worth maximize scrutiny.
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    Yes, this is very sad and I agree. I created a website based on the police brutality cases that have been recently occurring. Please check it out if you get a chance ! https://zsantana1999.wixsite.com/website
  • Liberal Democrat
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    How many times does a cop need to shoot a black man wielding a cell phone? In Sacramento, at least 20.

    abcnews.go.com/US/demonstrators-protest...

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    I have kind of old-fashioned, 19th-century views of what policing is: public service, keepers of the peace along the lines of British bobbies who do not seem to need firearms to hold their authority. Historically, the Brits have a more reasoned and balanced sense of policing.

    It would seem that the sin of slavery in the U.S. has carried over into the role of policing in this country.

    The birth and development of the American police can be traced to a multitude of historical, legal and political-economic conditions. The institution of slavery and the control of minorities, however, were two of the more formidable historic features of American society shaping early policing. Slave patrols and Night Watches, which later became modern police departments, were both designed to control the behaviors of minorities. For example, New England settlers appointed Indian Constables to police Native Americans (National Constable Association, 1995), the St. Louis police were founded to protect residents from Native Americans in that frontier city, and many southern police departments began as slave patrols. In 1704, the colony of Carolina developed the nation's first slave patrol. Slave patrols helped to maintain the economic order and to assist the wealthy landowners in recovering and punishing slaves who essentially were considered property.

    plsonline.eku.edu/insidelook/brief-hist...

    We seem not to have severed the ties of American policing with our history of slavery and, unfortunately, racism seems to be an intrinsic factor in how enforcement officers enforce.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    Karen Hedwig Backm Wrote:

    I have kind of old-fashioned, 19th-century views of what policing is: public service, keepers of the peace along the lines of British bobbies who do not seem to need firearms to hold their authority. Historically, the Brits have a more reasoned and balanced sense of policing.

    It would seem that the sin of slavery in the U.S. has carried over into the role of policing in this country.

    The birth and development of the American police can be traced to a multitude of historical, legal and political-economic conditions. The institution of slavery and the control of minorities, however, were two of the more formidable historic features of American society shaping early policing. Slave patrols and Night Watches, which later became modern police departments, were both designed to control the behaviors of minorities. For example, New England settlers appointed Indian Constables to police Native Americans (National Constable Association, 1995), the St. Louis police were founded to protect residents from Native Americans in that frontier city, and many southern police departments began as slave patrols. In 1704, the colony of Carolina developed the nation's first slave patrol. Slave patrols helped to maintain the economic order and to assist the wealthy landowners in recovering and punishing slaves who essentially were considered property.

    plsonline.eku.edu/insidelook/brief-hist...

    We seem not to have severed the ties of American policing with our history of slavery and, unfortunately, racism seems to be an intrinsic factor in how enforcement officers enforce.

    In the Sacramento police shooting, one officer was white, one was black, and I'd be very interested to know/find out who did the shooting, or if both did the shooting. But it does seem that just because a person is black and holding an object, in this case a cell/smart phone, it doesn't justify using a defense by cops to say they felt threatened.

    This is a hand holding a smart phone:

    This is a hand holding a hand gun:

    A trained cop can't tell the difference?

  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Dockadams Wrote: A trained cop can't tell the difference?

    It depends what skin color the person holding the cell phone or "gun" has.

  • Center Left
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    I am curious how many black Americans have smart phones. Basically they're all armed and threatening every cop. Is any group in America more scared than police officers ? Maybe handicapped old women ?

    Sir, why did you kill all of those people ?

    I was scared.

    Case closed. No charges.

    That's it ?

  • Liberal Democrat
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    jaredsxtn Wrote:
    Dockadams Wrote: A trained cop can't tell the difference?

    It depends what skin color the person holding the cell phone or "gun" has.

    You mean, Unless You're Black.

    An independent autopsy revealed the victim had 7 gunshot wounds to his back. I think it's safe to say police who feel; threatened by someone's back facing them with guns drawn should resign, a person's back doesn't have eyes and cannot defend itself.

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    The fact that it continues unabated has to be a sign of something.
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    What bothers me most about discrimination is how the most abused people here and in the world seem to never get help or recognition. Black women. Just my personal feelings but am I wrong.
  • Center Left
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    Another member (in other threads) often uses the line: When is the shooting going to start.

    Personally I am saddened and shocked that there is such a drastically bad slant against a segment of citizens yet they don't fight back. I would expect much more civil unrest and protests. Once things get organized and coordinated, the full effect will be felt. A sleeping dragon will one day say this will not be accepted any longer. Many changes are needed. Many.

  • Liberal Democrat
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    A sheriff's vehicle ran down a grandmother protester in Sacramento yesterday (last night) and Cali state police are investigating. If a citizen hit a pedestrian and left the scene that would be a felony:

    "Felony hit and run usually applies to accidents that resulted in serious bodily harm or death. These charges can result in several years in state prison and thousands of dollars in fines."

    mycaliforniadefenselawyer.com/criminal-...

    But since it was a cop, that probably makes it okay?