Here we go again...

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by Aspasia, Dec 3, 2014.

  1. Aspasia macrumors 65816

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  2. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    So police put him in an illegal chokehold, and still no trial. :mad:

     
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    Never thought I'd say these words, but **** the police.
     
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    Don't forget guys, this man was approached and ultimately killed for the very serious crime of selling loose cigarettes. :rolleyes:
     
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    What's the point of equipping officers with body cams if they can be caught murdering someone in a crystal clear video and not get indicted? Body cams might just be a waste of taxpayer money.
     
  7. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    And even that was unproven.
     
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    If the guy in question were some out of control maniac, and the police had to do something to take control of the situation, I could justify it. Heat of the moment and all that.

    But this guy? He wasn't doing anything except being argumentative. Wasn't a threat in the least. They could've turned him around, slapped some cuffs on him, and all he would've done was mouth off at them. There was no compelling reason to use as much force as they did.

    ...more fuel to the fire.
     
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    This is despicable, dereliction of duty, by the police, by the GJ, by the System, but it's just our suspicious disregard for authority. We need a dedicated thread for police abuse.

    Ok, so now I'm waiting for the police-can-do-no-wrong fan club to chime in. Come on, who will it be? ;)
     
  10. Aspasia thread starter macrumors 65816

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    While generally I'm in support of law enforcement, not in this case.

    How in the hell can there be no charges if the medical examiner ruled his death was a homicide?
     
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    medical examiner said the choke hold contributed to the death, not the cause.

    guy should be charged.
     
  12. LIVEFRMNYC macrumors 603

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    Tomato Tamato, Potato Patato.
     
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    I'm disgusted. Intently watching my home state's reaction from Texas. I have finals in a week though, so I'm not going to say much here as it's best I don't let my emotions run free. I'll have a lot to say in 11 days when I'm back home though... some things that are probably better left unpublished.
     
  14. Happybunny macrumors 68000

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    Not so long ago people really did say things like this.
    [​IMG]

    Now days it would be "Run the Murdering Bastards are coming to KILL YOU"
     
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    To be fair there was always some naivety in that. But I think it probably still applies in many places - just not the US. Hell it's probably more true in China than America.
     
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    In the late 70's and early 80's, most of the kids knew their local patrolman and would wave to them, or talk to them or they'd get out the car and swing a round of stickball on the block. And I am talking diverse communities of Black, Hispanic, Italian and Irish. (East New York, specifically).
     
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    I can not impress this idea enough.

    In ANY case involving an officer shooting there needs to be a special prosecutor that is not a local prosecutor ..

    It is a conflict of interest.
     
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    My brother in law is a cop. He works right on the queens/Nassau county border in New York in a poor neighborhood. He is used to people giving him the finger or a smirk when he drives by. He once pulled some overtime to cover in a different precinct for the cops there to all go to a funeral of a fellow officer. He couldn't believe how nice people were to him. Waving, saying hello officer, etc. No stickball games but a nice change of pace for a day.
     
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    Don't you mean **** the jury system?
     
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    Couldn't agree more. This is a no brainer and I'm amazed it took this long since the inception of our whole legal system for this obvious conflict of interest to come to light.
     
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    The Feds need to get involved here. I don't care about the ferguson case much, but this is a serious injustice.
     
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    Holder already announced the Feds will be conducting a civil rights investigation.
     
  23. Huntn macrumors G5

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    Maybe we did not hear about recent law changes that say if a citizen defies the police in any manner, the authorities have the disgression to terminate them on the spot? <sarcasm>
     
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    Good. My blood is boiling. I'm just completely appalled.
     
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    I read recently that in the U.S., cops kill over 1,000/year. Wish I could cite the article. Anyway, it's way more than are killed by terrorists.
     

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