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post #826 of 6072
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Rich white dudes aren't safe from the police either! No big deal if they kill you while texting and driving
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2736376/Deputy-killed-former-Napster-COO-drifting-bike-lane-distracted-laptop-NOT-face-charges-answering-work-related-email.html


You seem to be under the impression that the law applies to those who enforce it.
post #827 of 6072
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Originally Posted by brokencycle View Post

Kilometers? We're in America.

Also, the guy changed his last name to McLaw. I wonder if a lawyer could get away with that.
post #828 of 6072
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

Also, the guy changed his last name to McLaw. I wonder if a lawyer could get away with that.


"and a side order of Justice Fries, please."
post #829 of 6072

http://blogs.citypages.com/blotter/2014/08/st_paul_police_roughly_arrest_black_man_sitting_in_skyway_video.php
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A cell phone video posted to YouTube this week shows a St. Paul police officer roughing up a black man who was apparently doing nothing more than sitting in the skyway, waiting to pick up his kids.

At 9:43 a.m. on January 31, police were summoned to the skyway in downtown St. Paul's First National Bank Building on a report of a man loitering. The video footage shows an officer asking the then-27-year-old man to provide his name.

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St. Paul PD investigating funny meme pic of officer and passed out man

"Why do I have to let you know who I am? Who I am isn't the problem," the man calmly replies.

"Because that's what police do when they get called," the officer responds.

The man explains he was sitting in the skyway waiting to pick up his kids at 10 o'clock from the New Horizon Academy school. He says he had gotten off work at Cossetta at 9 a.m.

He tells the officer, "First off, that's a public area. And if there's no sign that [says], 'This is a private area, you can't sit here,' no one can tell me I can't sit here."

"The problem is..." the officer says, before she's cut off.

"The problem is I'm black. That's the problem," the man interjects. "It really is because I didn't do anything wrong."

Though that exchange was more conversational than confrontational, things escalate when another officer, Bruce Schmidt, arrives on the scene.

"What's up brother?" the man says to him.

"You're going to jail. You're not my brother," Schmidt replies.

At that point, the officers force the man to put his hands behind his back. A struggle ensues, during which he's tased.

"Can somebody help me?" he screams. "That's my kids right there, my kids are right there!"

After he's restrained, the man, understandably upset, calls the officers "racist motherfuckers" and says, "I didn't do anything wrong, I didn't break any laws and you tase me? That's assault."

The police report says the man was arrested on suspicion of disorderly conduct and obstructing the legal process. Here's the St. Paul PD's official version of events:
Squad 524, M. Johnson/ 526, B. Schmidt were called to the First National Bank Building (332 Minnesota) on a report of uncooperative male refusing to leave. Officers later made contact with this male... who refused to cooperate and would not give his name. He was later arrested for Trespassing, Disorderly Conduct, and Obstructing Legal Process (Citation #620900211109).

The man was charged with trespassing, disorderly conduct, and obstructing the legal process, but those charges were later dropped.
post #830 of 6072
^^^^

Cops are trained to be in complete control of every situation. "Submit and you may live."

I recommend anyone confronted with this situation to say, "No habla ingles, ICE to take me, por favor."
post #831 of 6072
I hope he sues those clowns.
post #832 of 6072
If you're not guilty of anything you still need to submit. Submission is required from our betters.
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I wonder if I am alone here, but I went from being a right-wing, law and order Republican, something to the right of Dick Cheney, and after reading and watching so many people being pissed on and murdered by the police, I feel I need to reconsider so many things. I used to love the cops, they were one of the "good guys."
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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post

I hope he sues those clowns.

The clowns won't pay a dime. The city (i.e. The taxpayers) will.
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Originally Posted by taxgenius View Post

I wonder if I am alone here, but I went from being a right-wing, law and order Republican, something to the right of Dick Cheney, and after reading and watching so many people being pissed on and murdered by the police, I feel I need to reconsider so many things. I used to love the cops, they were one of the "good guys."


I view conservatism and a distrust of governmental authority as entirely consistent.

Question authority.

Speak truth to power.
post #836 of 6072
Half-brothers Leon Brown and Henry McCollum were set free this week after DNA evidence overturned their 1983 convictions for rape and murder. They spent 30 years in prison.
post #837 of 6072
They were "exonerated" notwithstanding detailed confessions because a cigarette butt with some other guy's DNA was found at the crime scene and he also happened to live a hundred yards away.
post #838 of 6072
They're retarded. You'd trust a confession from a retard? I wouldn't trust a retard to make me a sandwich.
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Originally Posted by Harold falcon View Post

They're retarded. You'd trust a confession from a retard? I wouldn't trust a retard to make me a sandwich.

You must not be a fan of the secret ingredient they use.
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post #840 of 6072
Well played.
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