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01/08/2014 03:37:36 PM · #76
..

Now for a change of pace...

GOOD COP! GOOD COP! I'd really love and respect the police if they all acted like this gentleman.

01/08/2014 08:13:57 PM · #77
Originally posted by Cory:

..

Now for a change of pace...

GOOD COP! GOOD COP! I'd really love and respect the police if they all acted like this gentleman.

Wow! Respect. Apparently he's not been a cop long enough for them to teach him that the constitution isn't real. ;-)
01/09/2014 06:52:51 PM · #78
Now this one is just funny... :)

You'd think he'd know better! Even my crazy ass wouldn't be playing video poker while driving on a snowy road at night.
01/16/2014 08:12:27 PM · #79
Originally posted by Cory:

I think there are some serious issues with the enforcement community here...

Man illegally anally probed by doctors under orders from police..

The best part? He's being billed for the procedures.

Scary isn't it? The man pulled a california stop, and is subsequently subjected to repeated horrific invasions of his body. Scares the hell out of me, cause there isn't a thing you can do to stop it.


$1,600,000
01/26/2014 05:16:51 PM · #80
Seems that Arizona might be even worse.

Yeah, the guy was an asshole - but murdering him does seem a little heavy handed. There was no gun, he wasn't complying, but the final two shots were fired well AFTER he put his hands above his head and turned his back on the officers who had already shot him.

Lesson: Comply immediately with all police demands, reasonable or not, because your life very well may depend on it.
02/04/2014 05:36:33 PM · #81
Another one.
02/04/2014 06:17:32 PM · #82
Originally posted by jmritz:

Another one.

WTF?!?!?! Over credit card fraud?? Well at least it wasn't a case of a wrong address.
02/04/2014 07:49:02 PM · #83
Originally posted by jmritz:

Another one.


At least they didn't kill the dog:

//touch.baltimoresun.com/#section/-1/article/p2p-79138960/
02/04/2014 10:58:14 PM · #84
Well, at least you guys 'get it'...

This really is criminal.
02/04/2014 11:08:34 PM · #85
Of COURSE we "get it". We've always "gotten it". The only area of dispute has been how widespread this sort of police behavior has been.
02/04/2014 11:30:49 PM · #86
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Of COURSE we "get it". We've always "gotten it". The only area of dispute has been how widespread this sort of police behavior has been.


Or, rather, how sparse the prosecution of it has been.

I still firmly believe that once a few of these teams end up in prison the rest of them would immediately cease this shit.
02/04/2014 11:33:00 PM · #87
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Of COURSE we "get it". We've always "gotten it". The only area of dispute has been how widespread this sort of police behavior has been.


...and of course, another area of dispute is what can be done about it. If folks protest enough and insist that this can not be tolerated, then perhaps something can be done about it. but it takes 'grass roots' and enormous energy to coordinate an effective protest.
02/05/2014 12:41:29 AM · #88
And the fucking Brits are leaning from us.
02/05/2014 09:52:18 AM · #89
Originally posted by Cory:

And the fucking Brits are leaning from us.


Could that first cop be any dumber, knowing that he was on video?
02/05/2014 11:18:44 AM · #90
Originally posted by LN13:

Originally posted by Cory:

And the fucking Brits are leaning from us.


Could that first cop be any dumber, knowing that he was on video?


And the US is learning about video surveillance from them. Whee.
02/05/2014 12:54:50 PM · #91
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

Of COURSE we "get it". We've always "gotten it". The only area of dispute has been how widespread this sort of police behavior has been.


Widespread, IMO, is more than one or two in a years time. Police and authorities often promulgate "zero tolerance" policies on citizens. I have ZERO TOLERANCE for this widespread police behavior.

That being said, and not given as an excuse for police misconduct, officers are seldom paid enough, and far too little time is expended in determining a persons suitability to the job. Dealing with the public in any capacity is a PITA. But dealing with them in times of extremes is a HUGE, Dangerous, PITA! It takes a special person with excellent interpersonal skills to do the job justice.
02/05/2014 02:44:16 PM · #92
IMO, the problem began with the so-called "War on drugs" and has escalated from there with the motto of "Protect and Serve" becoming "Get home at any cost" and/or "Officer Safety at any expense to the citizens". An Us vs. Them mindset is cultivated in police departments. Police are referred to as "Officers" and everyone else is a civilian... Events where the police have been outgunned like the North Hollywood shootout have been used to support an increase in police armament and adoption of aggressive tactics. Now, post 9/11 paranoia with a terrorist threat lurking in every shadow has been used to exploit public sympathy for even more aggressive and brutal tactics along with blatant disregard for the rights of the people they once protected and served. The Federal government is fully complicit in the militarization of the police across the country, spreading military hardware, tactics and the mentality to match. For example, there's no reason I can think for a quiet rural county of 75,000 like Bastrop, TX to have a MRAP to cart its deputies around, yet the DHS and the Pentagon provided one. For those who don't know what a MRAP is, it's huge military assault vehicle and MRAP stands for Mine Resistant Ambush Protected.

L-MilitarySurplus-MRAP.jpg

Really? And yes, those are gun ports at the bottom of the windows. Can you imagine Sheriff Andy Taylor or Barney Fife rolling around Mayberry in one of those?

This is America, not occupied Iraq. Maybe Al Quaeda really did win.

Message edited by author 2014-02-05 14:49:58.
03/11/2014 01:36:02 AM · #93
Some more fun from my home state, all posted today... I've been avoiding posting here all the time, but when I get three in one day, that's a good sign that it's time to bump this thread.

ABQ- Police shoot gun-pad wielding runner.
Albuquerque police shooting civil trial begins
Law Enforcement Academy director accused in massive cheating scandal

(And one more from a couple of weeks ago..)

And a day later:
More fun - it's like something right out of the movies!

Message edited by author 2014-03-12 01:01:20.
03/13/2014 06:05:07 AM · #94
Different state - but wow... Cop opens fire on senior as he grabbed his cane. (looked like a cane to me even in the crappy quality video)

Our police are just WAY too fast to use their firearms.
03/13/2014 06:18:41 PM · #95
Originally posted by Cory:

Different state - but wow... Cop opens fire on senior as he grabbed his cane. (looked like a cane to me even in the crappy quality video)

Our police are just WAY too fast to use their firearms.


Sadly, I would have to agree with that statement. I remember only too well many situations where I did not wear a firearm period and that physical violence and the use of a weapon were the very last resort.

I have no idea what caused the monumental shift in approaches and procedures but I am saddened by how police officers are viewed these days.

Would I be a police officer today... not a chance.

Ray
03/14/2014 03:41:43 AM · #96
Originally posted by RayEthier:

I have no idea what caused the monumental shift in approaches and procedures...

Neither do I. I am pretty sure they used to have to be fired upon before they could return fire and sure, maybe a few cops were shot in some situations, but they signed up for that and I am willing to bet the number of cops shot pales in comparison to the number of INNOCENT civilians shot in recent years. I've heard this statement "Officer safety is our highest priority" - where the hell did that come from? PROTECT and SERVE is what it is supposed to be. And they used to be called "Peace Officers" now they are "Law Enforcement Officers". Not good. Not good for anybody.
03/14/2014 06:51:50 AM · #97
It should be pretty obvious. It started with the "war" on drugs.

https://www.aclu.org/blog/tag/militarization-police
03/14/2014 07:38:21 AM · #98
Analysis of the situation (in for of a book review) appeared last year on a blog of a renowned security researcher Bruce Schenier.

I am unable to post the URL (new user restrictions), but if do a search for the article "Book Review: Rise of the Warrior Cop" on Google or on his blog (schneier.com)

03/14/2014 02:49:14 PM · #99
Originally posted by damjanev:

Analysis of the situation (in for of a book review) appeared last year on a blog of a renowned security researcher Bruce Schenier.

I am unable to post the URL (new user restrictions), but if do a search for the article "Book Review: Rise of the Warrior Cop" on Google or on his blog (schneier.com)


If you look at the link I posted, the author of "Rise of the Warrior Cop" has made several blog posts on the ALCU website and there are links to his book.
03/17/2014 05:52:50 PM · #100
Texas this time.

Admittedly, at least he didn't shoot the kid...

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Seriously though, yes the kid was being a total asshole, and assaulted an officer - but it's clear that the kid was subdued, and that the cop intentionally snapped the arm just to make a point.

It's just not right to inflict that kind of damage unnecessarily.
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