Maryland Police brutality video

Discussion in 'Politics, Religion, Social Issues' started by niuniu, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. niuniu macrumors 68020

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    I think it's time police all had cameras in their helmets, or clothing with a microphone linked to a receiver in their vehicle or in a riot situation a van. That way we can really find out what the truth is behind their actions - their statement in this case clearly shows how easily police will trump up any fact to justify their actions. It isn't isolated, and we don't know how widespread police lies are in situations like this because we only have their word to take for it. It should all be recorded. Most cases of police brutality have only luckily come to be investigated due to the widespread use of civilian phone cameras.

    Somehow, energy companies and insurance companies manage to record all their calls and store the information for long periods of time. Yet situations as serious police work are rarely recorded, although I accept that police cars in America do have a front facing camera.

    Video and police statement:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAPwyodTkYA

    Technology and server costs are pretty competitive right now - it's administratively workable and the extra cost is easily justified by having policing we can trust.
     
  2. R.Perez macrumors 6502

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    I can not tell you how many times as a kid growing up I had cops get in my face, physically intimidate me, or tell me to SHUT THE **** UP, just for asking question.

    "**** tha police, comin straight from the underground" :D
     
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  4. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Same. I've always figured most cops were that bully in highschool that quickly learned he had no power in the real world after graduation and found the easiest route to feed their ego.

    That said I have met many many nice cops, but for some reason almost all of them just go overboard when even slightly annoyed.
     
  5. Shivetya macrumors 65816

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    Don't think video will help all the time, my father has done video conversion work for a lawyer buddy of his; think tape to dvd; and even in what appears to be no chance the cops can win the jury still sided with the cops.
     
  6. Zombie Acorn macrumors 65816

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    Im glad I basically told the fraternal organization for police officers to **** off when they called for a donation last week. Cops around here are worthless.
     
  7. mcrain macrumors 68000

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    In a county I am familiar with, EVERY in-car camera was broken. EVERY recording device in EVERY car, malfuntioned, and was never repaired.

    They got a lot of funding for the cameras, but when the defense attorneys started using the video/audio to win cases, suddenly and mysteriously, the cameras all started to malfunction.

    Oh, and the antiquated camera/recording devices in the interrogation room... they only record and store data for a very short time, or are not used. By the time an attorney is appointed, the videa and audio are gone!
     
  8. AP_piano295 macrumors 65816

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    Why havent these police men been arrested?

    EDIT: http://abcnews.go.com/WN/video-show...beaten-county-police/story?id=10362033&page=2

    Article states police will likely be fired, but charges being brought by police are not mentioned....

    This is why I have lost all trust and respect for law enforcement organizations. Its not because things like this happen, police officers are people and so naturally some of them ocassionally F*ck up big time. Its not the norm most officers are good people who probably never do this sort of thing.

    BUT the fact that as an organzization the police have this "brotherhood" idea which means they are inclined to frequently cover for eachother. Also police men/women have a funny way of avoiding charges when they break the law.

    For human beings to err is natural and forgiveable, but when as an organization the police fail to prosecute breeches of the law from within themselves their entire organization has lost the trust they need to do their job.
     
  9. Rodimus Prime macrumors G4

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    If you watch the Video they stated that they plan on filing charges against the cops involved.

    As for the video I will cut the cops slack threw slamming the kid into the wall but all the beating part crosses the line.

    Reason for the cutting slack threw the wall part is it is pretty clear the cops were in riot gear so the amount of slack cops will cut you is very very little so just mouthing off will get you quickly taken down. It mostly to prevent it from escalating farther. Wall then handcuff and then released a little later but it would of been the end of it. The beating crossed the line big time and I hope charges are brought against the cops. Now I do not expect the media to report any of that part as well that is not news that gets people all up in arms as it is what we want to happen.
     
  10. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    We live in a fascist police state. What's new?
     
  11. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    Saying we live in a Fascist state just because some cops broke the law is equivalent to saying that we live in a Socialist state because we have Medicare.

    Just sayin. ;)
     
  12. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    Fine. We live in a country where a police man can murder you without due process. We live in a country where marijuana is illegal, because of popular opinion instead of real facts. We live in a country where people buy their way into power and use that power to make money off of other people. We live in a country where debters get eaten by a system and can't break free. We live in a country where the poor are controlled by the rich and the masses spend their time mindlessly entertained by propaganda on television, radio and the internet.

    Call it what you want.
     
  13. Lord Blackadder macrumors G5

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    I think saying it's fascist is a bit extreme, no? Police brutality is a dissapointing failure of the system, but not enough to make me throw up my hands.
     
  14. No1451 macrumors 6502

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    Disgusting, if I went into the street and beat a man senselessly with a club I sure as **** would have assault charges filed, but these f**ktards might get away with just a firing.
     
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    It might be an extreme word today.
     
  16. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    Everyone is posting horror stories of how bad cops are
    but rarely does the media post the good cop stories
    of people that go beyond call of duty and really do try to make the their patrol area a better place.
     
  17. Hmac macrumors 68020

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    OTOH, I've not found it particularly difficult to live my life out of the face and well out of reach of a police officer's baton.

    Not excusing what appears to be egregious brutality nor their rather pathetic coverup attempt, but I do wonder about the gist on the young man's communications with the officers just prior.
     
  18. NT1440 macrumors G4

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    Here in America we have something called freedom of speech that is supposed to be protected. Unless he was actually threatening them, not just talking ****, the police have no grounds to touch him. Police especially have to be held accountable for hotheaded actions. It doesn't mater if the man was saying "**** the police" or whatever, they have no right to approach him with physical force unless he actually threatened them.
     

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