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post #2911 of 6095
One officer was indicted for stealing the Aunt's Vicodin. That stuff must be hard to get these days.
post #2912 of 6095
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Originally Posted by rnoldh View Post

One officer was indicted for stealing the Aunt's Vicodin. That stuff must be hard to get these days.

A retired cop was busted in my hood for repeatedly robbing the same pharmacy for that stuff.
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post #2914 of 6095
What a great quote

"As everyone is aware, social media has placed a very negative tone on law enforcement nationwide. While the video may seem disturbing to some, the FOP is convinced that when everything is analyzed within the totality of the circumstances, it will be concluded that the police officer was doing what he is supposed to be doing, protecting our community."

If only people would stop publicizing abuses, then the tone would be better and cops wouldn't have to abuse people so much.
post #2915 of 6095
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Originally Posted by Gibonius View Post

What a great quote

"As everyone is aware, social media has placed a very negative tone on law enforcement nationwide. While the video may seem disturbing to some, the FOP is convinced that when everything is analyzed within the totality of the circumstances, it will be concluded that the police officer was doing what he is supposed to be doing, protecting our community."

If only people would stop publicizing abuses, then the tone would be better and cops wouldn't have to abuse people so much.
It hurts them to hurt you more than it hurts you.
post #2916 of 6095
In other news:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/13/us/alabama-birmingham-police-detective-pistol-whipped/

I liked this part:
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Adding insult to injury: several bystanders, instead of helping, took pictures of the bloodied officer as he was facedown on the concrete and posted the images on social media, where the officer was mocked.

Nobody got killed, and presumably there are no harmful ramifications, so this one looks like a win-win.
post #2917 of 6095
I like this quote from the article:
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The nobility and integrity of policing has been challenged," Roper said. "As a profession, we have allowed popular culture to draft a narrative which is contrary to the amazing work that so many officers are doing everyday across this nation.

Yes, the challenge to the nobility and integrity of policing come from a completely external locus and has nothing to do with the repeated behaviour of law enforcement across the country.

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post #2918 of 6095
"I hesitated because I was worried how it would look on the news."

Not "I hesitated because killing a man is a hell of a thing and should only be done in the most serious of circumstances."

Very telling.

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Roper, the Birmingham police chief, called the fact bystanders would take pictures of an officer being beaten rather than help him, then proceed to post them, "absolutely inhumane." The online commenters only made it worse.

"It really speaks to the lack of their morality and humanity," the chief said. "People commented on the pictures in a celebratory fashion ... disregarding that this public servant has a family and is committed to serve in some of our most challenging communities."


Then what does it say about cops who join in on beatings instead of helping innocent victims?
post #2919 of 6095
What is a citizen arrest? Is that where a by stander can arrest a cop doing crime? Was that ever legit? Is it just a wishful thinking saying? If it is legal, today's brainwashed cops would refuse, therefore, breaking the law.
post #2920 of 6095
The cop should have stopped resisting.
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post #2922 of 6095
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Originally Posted by greger View Post

What is a citizen arrest? Is that where a by stander can arrest a cop doing crime? Was that ever legit? Is it just a wishful thinking saying? If it is legal, today's brainwashed cops would refuse, therefore, breaking the law.

Rules vary by state, but at least as an abstract matter there's such a thing as a citizen's arrest. But the simple answer is that as a practical matter it's not going to help in a situation like that.
post #2923 of 6095
Citizen's Arrest: Don't do it. You'll do it wrong and probably get sued if not killed.
post #2924 of 6095
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Originally Posted by Harold falcon View Post

Citizen's Arrest: Don't do it. You'll do it wrong and probably get sued if not killed.


Reminds me of the iconic Andy Griffith episode. Barney refuses to pay the $5 fine after Gomer arrests him for an illegal U turn.
post #2925 of 6095
http://www.copblock.org/136914/

Over half a dozen cops from the LAPD are deemed necessary to give a 16-year old a ticket for riding a bike without a helmet (that's actually law in California? Fucking hell). Ticketing isn't good enough for their quotas though, so they decide to arrest him.

Fascist pigs. And they wonder why people mocked that unconscious cop and didn't come to his aid.
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