Justice Department Finds Pattern of Police Bias and Excessive Force in Ferguson

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  1. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Is this surprising to anyone?



    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/04/u...ice-bias-and-excessive-force-in-ferguson.html
     
  2. bradl, Mar 3, 2015
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    To add onto this, some rather disparaging racial comments were discovered as well:

    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way...n-police-uncovers-racist-comments-about-obama

    For the record, I've been at my current job for 8 years; funnily enough, so will Obama.

    BL.
     
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    Even if that is so, Michael Brown was a fault in his case.
     
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    They should find a pattern in people getting shot after assaulting a police officer as well.
     
  5. sodapop1, Mar 3, 2015
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    Good point, I would like to see just how many incidents there are of wuss cops shooting the suspect after getting their asses kicked :D
     
  6. rdowns thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    We'll put you down as supporting the Ferguson PD and their actions.
     
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    Duh. If you feel your rights are violated or you are being ordered to do something you disagree with (being detained or searched), you are stupid stupid stupid for actively resisting. This results in tragic incidents and often, death.

    No, FAR smarter to let them do whatever they are going to do, then sue them civilly for violating your 4th Amendment rights and cash the F in! $$$$$

    Whenever I see these idiots not complying or playing youtube lawyer I think, "Man, you are letting thousands and thousands of dollars slip right through your fingers, you moron."
     
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    http://www.nytimes.com/2012/03/04/opinion/sunday/kristof-when-states-abuse-women.html?_r=0

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/nat...-times-routine-traffic-stop-article-1.1582589

    not worth the cash in either case.
     
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    true but he was a kid and since the police made it a war zone for black people they really bring this on themselves. what could a black person do when so much of that city was a bunch of racists?
     
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    Don't assault a police officer, that's what.
     
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    That was a given to be fair.......
     
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    Appalling but perhaps not so surprising. One rule for the powerful majority, another for the less powerful minority. And when one of the minority cracks under constant the harassment, it's open season, because policing has ceased to be about protection but started to be about enforcement and suppression.

    Whatever happened between Brown & Wilson just before the shooting, the whole thing was touched off by simple jaywalking. What a waste.
     
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    He also robbed a liquor store. And Policing has always been about enforcement, that's why we call them "Law Enforcement"
     
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    Along with a hundred thousand others.
     
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    The right to use force - what is usually termed the 'monopoly on the right of use of legitimate force' that police have conferred on them by law - would seem to carry the responsibility on the part of the police to use force that is both reasonable and proportionate.

    That does not appear to be what has happened here.
     
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    A thousand others when? People want to act like he was some innocent. He wasn't.
     
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    Or worldwide generally..... This is not an issue merely limited to ferguson police.
     
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    Michael Brown assaulted the cop and went for his gun. Michael Brown's death was his own fault and the cop was rightfully not charged.
     
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    Agreed and they're are reports that the DOJ is planning to conduct a broader investigation of the neighboring counties.
     
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    And Michael Brown isn't the only topic of the conversation.
     
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    I'm just saying. Because now the people who jumped up and down about his being shot are going to take this report as some sort of vindication, that Brown was innocent., and was just some poor little child being harassed by the police.
     
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    It is interesting to observe that some people here, when presented with a broad report that shows a police department patterned with racism and excessive force, respond by yelling that a young man deserved to die.

    First, Mr. Brown represents one case, while this report is far reaching and not a statement about that particular case. Second, it is telling to see such certainty about his guilt and the justice of his death juxtaposed with admonition that others were too certain about Mr. Brown's innocence.
     
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    But browns case isn't representative of the wider statistics. I know you didn't bring him up originally, but I don't think anyone's saying that the new statistics vindicate him as a typical example of police brutality, Tamir Rice is a good example of that.
     

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