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  •  It sounds like the... (4+ / 0-)

    revenuers are at it again.

    At the very least they should be drug tested. For steroids. The cops, that is.

    The United States for All Americans

    by TakeSake on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 09:59:37 AM PST

  •  "Under Internal Review" (2+ / 1-)
    Recommended by:
    OldDragon, Horace Boothroyd III
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    BlackSheep1

    hysterical laughter  They will get desk duty or what ever they call it, and escape charges.

    They can beat a man to death and be found not guilty, (Kelly Thomas)
    They can shoot a man facedown and serve 1.5 years for manslaughter (Oscar Grant) and of course their love of shooting peoples pets.

    One of these days, people are going to snap and start attacking them.  One of the worst pictures I say was a pig holding a dog down and shooting it in the head.

    A crowd stood around helpless to do anything. Oh and the man beaten to death by 8 pigs, caught on video, and by standers were helpless.
      I just heard about a man who killed a cop for shooting his dog.  Maybe when their bodies start piling up they will stop treating us like the enemy.
    (stop with the few bad apples meme too)  

    "Down with sodomy, up with teabagging!" Sign @ TeaBilly rally.

    by pitbullgirl65 on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 10:54:54 AM PST

    •  I'm not sure I would put it quite that way... (3+ / 0-)

      But I share your anger.

      When you give somebody a badge and a gun there is a special moral duty in my view to guard against the "bad apples" but we have barrels that are full of them.

      Many police feel that if you don't immediately respond to a verbal command it fair to pounce on you with whatever level of violence they feel is necessary.

      While it is true not all police act that way, nearly all police departments have some that do and they consistently fail to drum them out of their ranks.

      That makes them all shared collectively guilty in my view.

      That said, I have personally witnessed great acts of kindness by some policeman, which makes it all the more sad that we allow walking time bombs like the cowards that beat the old man walk around with clubs and such.

      •  A former NJ state trooper pushed back (0+ / 0-)

        against his fellow officers and succeeded taking down  what was known as The Lords of Discipline, a group of NJ troopers terrorizing civilians.

        He refused to back up his trainer in court regarding a false DUI.  This was on his second day of the job.

        The threats and harassment against him and family were horrendous. He's fortunate he wasn't murdered by them.  But if you stay in you're part of the problem. He just couldn't live with himself.

        I haven't read his book yet, just read his interview.  

        "Down with sodomy, up with teabagging!" Sign @ TeaBilly rally.

        by pitbullgirl65 on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 01:11:10 PM PST

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  •  The dehumanization of police generally should (0+ / 0-)

    make my cause for hiding the comment above self-evident.

    LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

    by BlackSheep1 on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 11:30:53 AM PST

    •  I understand the anger (3+ / 0-)

      the police brutality is getting out of hands all over this country.
      I heard a cop verbally abuse a boy for walking down the street in his own neighborhood. The boy didn't do a damn thing other than wait for his mother to come home.
      Some of these people shouldn't be allowed in the police force.

      El pueblo unido jamás será vencido. The people united will never be defeated

      by mint julep on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 11:48:56 AM PST

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    •  I really don't care. They're a gang with immunity (0+ / 0-)

      behaving like we're the enemy.  
        Go read the comments on PoliceOne.com to see how they view us.

      Trayvon Martin?  
      A thug who was asking for it.

      Oscar Grant?

      A thug who had no business existing while black. He deserved that bullet in his back lying facedown!
      The poor man who shot him spend a year in jail and lost his job!

      8 cops beating a man to death on video while he begged for his life. Bakersfield, Calif

      Kelly Thomas beaten to death and his murderers were found not guilty last week.

      The seven year old girl shot in her own home during the 48 hours tv show? (Detroit)  Totally the families fault.

      Leon Rosby begging them not to shoot his dog?
      They were laughing about it, and making jokes:
      buy that man a ShotWielder! A English Springfield spaniel!

      Anal rape via surgery? No problem! (New Mexico)

      Even the Freepers are pissed off about police brutality.
      They were livid about what happened to Mr. Rosby's dog AND the violation of  his civil rights.  White conservative males aren't as supportive of LEO anymore, and I don't think they realize that.

      So excuse me for dehumanizing them when they get away with murder, rape, assault, civil rights violations, shooting our pets, racist, sexist attitudes.

      "Down with sodomy, up with teabagging!" Sign @ TeaBilly rally.

      by pitbullgirl65 on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 01:03:57 PM PST

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      •  calling for a violent uprising is also (0+ / 0-)

        HR-able by site rules. I stand by my earlier statement.
        Yes, there are out-of-control police.
        Not all police are out-of-control.
        Broad-brush stereotyping is just as bad when done to people you don't like as when done to you. Savvy?

        LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

        by BlackSheep1 on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 01:52:23 PM PST

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        •  Savvy? I still don't care. (0+ / 0-)

          "Not all of them are out of control."
          None of them should be control! They have too much power over us.   And the so called good cops are just as responsible for standing by rather then standing up to their colleagues.  

          As for stereotyping them: nope, it's not the same as stereotyping based on gender, race, sexuality or anything we're born with.. You aren't born a cop, you actively choose a authoritative career.  Savvy?

          "Down with sodomy, up with teabagging!" Sign @ TeaBilly rally.

          by pitbullgirl65 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 01:44:34 PM PST

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          •  should be OUT of control eom (0+ / 0-)

            "Down with sodomy, up with teabagging!" Sign @ TeaBilly rally.

            by pitbullgirl65 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 01:45:06 PM PST

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            •  here's the thing: I've been one (0+ / 0-)

              and yes, people screw up -- especially tired people who're stressed. On the other hand, I have worked with (and for) some real prize members of Team @hole too -- and where I had the chance I did what I could to get them benched permanently. Whether they were  cops or not (and a lot more of them are not cops than are. At least two here handy are actually lawyers / businessmen).

              I gather this is not true of non-cops, or something, where you are.  

              LBJ, Van Cliburn, Ike, Wendy Davis, Lady Bird, Ann Richards, Barbara Jordan, Molly Ivins, Sully Sullenburger, Drew Brees: Texas is NO Bush League!

              by BlackSheep1 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 04:05:31 PM PST

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  •  irony (2+ / 0-)

    "Police were targeting jaywalkers in the area following the third pedestrian fatality this month around West 96th Street."
    At least they didn't kill him, but car crashes don't always kill pedestrians either.

    warning: snark probably above

    by NE2 on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 12:14:22 PM PST

  •  The NY State Troopers vs. NYPD (0+ / 0-)

    I don't get it: I never hear of our NY State Troopers  behaving like the NYPD.  Sadly one of the most respected NY troopers (Shawn Snow) in my area was killed when he was helping a man change a tire.  
    He was always ready to help everyone, with a cheerful demeanor.  
    Even the truck drivers liked him, which is high praise indeed.  

    I don't get it. The standards must be low indeed.

    "Down with sodomy, up with teabagging!" Sign @ TeaBilly rally.

    by pitbullgirl65 on Tue Jan 21, 2014 at 01:20:20 PM PST

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