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General => The Superdeep Borehole => Topic started by: Great Rumbler on January 16, 2015, 01:08:59 PM

Title: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on January 16, 2015, 01:08:59 PM
Quote from: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/north-miami-beach-police-black-mughsots-targets
A Florida family has contacted a lawyer after they said they discovered a photo one of their members was being used by the North Miami Beach Police Department in a series of images of black men for target practice, according to television station WTVJ.

“The picture actually has like bullet holes,” Woody Deant told WTVJ in an article published Thursday. “One in my forehead and one in my eye."

Deant's sister, who serves in the Florida Army National Guard, said she discovered her brother's face last month among a set of black male mugshots that were being used for target practice when she attended a shooting range, the station reported. Members of the the North Miami Police Department had been practicing there earlier, she told the station.

The mugshot was 15 years old, according to the family.

“Now I’m being used as a target?” Woody Deant told the station. “I’m not even living that life according to how they portrayed me as. I’m a father. I’m a husband. I’m a career man. I work 9-to-5.”

Police Chief J. Scott Dennis told WTVJ that the practice of using images of actual people is standard. He also denied any evidence of racial profiling, saying that police also have white and Hispanic faces in its inventory.

“Our policies were not violated,” Dennis told the station. “There is no discipline forthcoming from the individuals who were involved with this.”

WTVJ spoke to federal, state and local law enforcement agencies, all of whom said that departments only use commercially produced targets rather than photos of human beings, let alone former suspects.

Dennis told the station that using real people is vital to facial recognition drills.

:goty
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Am_I_Anonymous on January 16, 2015, 03:30:08 PM
(http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view/46966/carl-winslow-o.gif)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: El Babua on January 16, 2015, 04:07:10 PM
Yeah, sounds about right. 

*is from NMB* :goty
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on January 18, 2015, 07:44:31 PM
From the politics thread, but it seems like talking about state-sanctioned police robbery of the citizenry could also be a good topic here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/holder-ends-seized-asset-sharing-process-that-split-billions-with-local-state-police/2015/01/16/0e7ca058-99d4-11e4-bcfb-059ec7a93ddc_story.html

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The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security paid private firms millions to train local and state officers in the techniques of an aggressive brand of policing known as “highway interdiction.” That training, developed by the firms, included methods for ferreting out suspicious drivers and coaxing them into granting warrantless searches of vehicles, according to internal company training documents obtained by The Post. The files emphasized the importance of targeting cash.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on January 18, 2015, 11:19:58 PM
The stories of abuse regarding that program were just absolutely unbelievable. It should have ended a long time ago, but at least is ending [in part].
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on January 20, 2015, 10:33:33 PM
Quote from: http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/12202263/shaquille-oneal-becomes-reserve-police-officer-south-florida
DORAL, Fla. -- Former NBA star Shaquille O'Neal is now a reserve police officer in South Florida.

Doral Police Chief Donald De Lucca swore the retired basketball player in during a ceremony Tuesday afternoon. Shaq had originally applied in September. He will not receive a salary and will cover his own insurance costs.

O'Neal will commute to work from his homes in Fort Lauderdale and Orlando. De Lucca told The Miami Herald that Shaq will mostly be doing community work, serving as a role model for children.

O'Neal has previously served as a reserve police officer for Miami Beach and Golden Beach in Florida; in Tempe, Arizona; and the Port of Los Angeles.
:shaq :shaq :shaq :shaq :shaq :shaq2 :shaq :shaq :shaq :shaq :shaq
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on January 21, 2015, 11:58:00 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/video-shows-man-shot-jersey-police-raising-hands-150049422.html

"police did not want to release the video out of respect for the man that was killed".  :lol bullshit.  Maybe the police should have had more respect for him while he was still alive. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on January 23, 2015, 08:36:58 PM
Y'all make a cop catch all thread while I'm on hiatus?  Oh hellllllll no.   :comeon


Actually, I kid.  I truly don't have the energy anymore to carry the "internet cop warrior" banner, and most of you know that when cops do stupid, undefensible shit, that I'll call that out too.

But while I will try to acknowledge the negative articles, I'mma gonna spam the shit out of this thread with positive cop stories too, you f*ckers.   ;)


From the politics thread, but it seems like talking about state-sanctioned police robbery of the citizenry could also be a good topic here:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/holder-ends-seized-asset-sharing-process-that-split-billions-with-local-state-police/2015/01/16/0e7ca058-99d4-11e4-bcfb-059ec7a93ddc_story.html

Quote
The Departments of Justice and Homeland Security paid private firms millions to train local and state officers in the techniques of an aggressive brand of policing known as “highway interdiction.” That training, developed by the firms, included methods for ferreting out suspicious drivers and coaxing them into granting warrantless searches of vehicles, according to internal company training documents obtained by The Post. The files emphasized the importance of targeting cash.

The stories of abuse regarding that program were just absolutely unbelievable. It should have ended a long time ago, but at least is ending [in part].

As an example, civil forfeiture is a topic where I am with the rest of you.  I am all for seizing the assets and proceeds of true criminals.  But most of what I've read of how this practise has gone on in America is shameful.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: CatsCatsCats on January 23, 2015, 08:48:23 PM
Yesssss this thread just got good
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on January 23, 2015, 08:51:44 PM
To turn things slightly more sombre:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/rcmp-const-david-wynn-s-funeral-to-be-attended-by-stephen-harper-1.2929824

An RCMP officer and an auxiliary officer were shot a week ago, investigating a stolen car at a casino in a suburb of Edmonton, Alberta. 

The full-time officer died a day or so ago.  He had not been expected to survive, and had been on life support for the week.  The auxiliary officer is fine.

The suspect was a lifelong petty criminal, with 100 criminal charges against him, for theft, break and enter, firearms offences, and breaches of court orders.

After shooting the RCMP officers, he was found dead from shooting himself.

A Regimental funeral, to be attended by the Prime Minister, is taking place on Monday. 

I wish I could be there.

Rest in Peace, brother.  :(
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on January 23, 2015, 08:56:28 PM
and in early December, 2014, a BC officer was shot and in serious condition when pulling over a violent suspect with known gang ties.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/kamloops-rcmp-cpl-jean-rene-michaud-shooting-suspect-arrested-1.2858668


The officer has survived to this point.  Unfortunately, no updates have been given via internal correspondance as to his status.  Not sure what his recovery is expected to look like.  :-\
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on January 23, 2015, 09:21:33 PM
Now, let's get personal.

I know that over the past 7 years, I've kept what I do close to the chest.

But I had a close hand in this.   Now, let's all agree, that whatever we think of "big picture drug policy", that illicit synthetic drug labs a la meth, ecstacy, and their analogues, in residential areas, are bad, mmkay?

Good.

Then I present to you this:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/news/rcmp-hamilton-drug-lab-among-biggest-we-ve-come-across-1.2832274

This was one of the biggest-fuck-off-drug-labs I've yet seen.  And it was half a block from a primary school.  Dozens upon dozens of six year olds walked past this place twice a day.  And like any drug lab, it had the potential of going "BOOM" at any point.  But it didn't get to that point.  Because we did what we do, and we fucking ruined these guys' day.



http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2015/01/12/rcmp_arrest_3rd_ottawa_man_on_terror_charges.html


In this country's capital, the RCMP in 2015 has already arrested and charged three people with terrorism offences, related to ISIS.



http://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/ottawa-police-probing-threat-at-hotel-after-man-on-rcmp-alert-believed-to-be-located


Just this week, the RCMP was alerted to a former US military chemical weapons expert, living in Nova Scotia, who snapped.  He had been stockpiling chemicals for both explosives, and illicit drug production, purposes.   And he drove to Ottawa with some vague intention of killing police officers.  And due to extreme diligence and cooperation, we were able to stop and arrest this person.



I love you guys, but I guaran-fucking-tee I can fill this thread with positive (and lamentable) cop stories quicker than you guys can fill it with negative ones.   I don't make that claim with the reckless youthful boast I might have years ago.  I say it with the quiet(ish) confidence of someone who has done this for 7 years, and has worked with others for 7 years.  But I still don't want to butt heads here.  This can be a place for both positive and negative police stories.   But y'all know how I'm going to play this.  :D

Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on January 23, 2015, 10:26:37 PM
I think, like in many cases, a few bad and well-publicized cases make it rough for the majority who are doing the right thing. I also worry what a thankless job it can be will be made even more thankless by those bad cases.

Anyway, as a catch-all thread, the good stories are every bit as welcome as the bad ones. Hell, give me hope for humanity; I won’t bite you for it.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brob on January 23, 2015, 10:33:21 PM
I love you guys, but I guaran-fucking-tee I can fill this thread with positive (and lamentable) cop stories quicker than you guys can fill it with negative ones. 

These are not equal though. Stories of cops doing cop work the way cops are supposed to do cop work doesn't offset stories of cops abusing their station and being protected as if they are elevated above the law. One bad apple spoils the whole bunch, as the saying goes.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on January 24, 2015, 09:41:59 AM
I think what really makes those bad cases so bad is how quickly and completely other cops and cop organizations circle the wagons around those bad apples and try to prevent any action being taken. I understand that it's a brotherhood and all that, but some cops just don't deserve that kind of protection.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on January 24, 2015, 09:26:48 PM
I think what really makes those bad cases so bad is how quickly and completely other cops and cop organizations circle the wagons around those bad apples and try to prevent any action being taken. I understand that it's a brotherhood and all that, but some cops just don't deserve that kind of protection.

Yeah, that’s definitely the case.

There’ve been a number of cop-written articles on how the cop mentality is an “us vs. them” one, through and through. Apparently to suggest that they’re there at the service of the “them” is to court being kicked out of the “us.”
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: CatsCatsCats on January 25, 2015, 12:44:12 AM
People don't think cops be like they is, but they do.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on January 25, 2015, 04:08:17 PM
I love you guys, but I guaran-fucking-tee I can fill this thread with positive (and lamentable) cop stories quicker than you guys can fill it with negative ones. 

These are not equal though. Stories of cops doing cop work the way cops are supposed to do cop work doesn't offset stories of cops abusing their station and being protected as if they are elevated above the law. One bad apple spoils the whole bunch, as the saying goes.

Of course.  You're absolutely right in saying this.

I think what really makes those bad cases so bad is how quickly and completely other cops and cop organizations circle the wagons around those bad apples and try to prevent any action being taken. I understand that it's a brotherhood and all that, but some cops just don't deserve that kind of protection.

I think there's different types of "circling the wagons" though.

Sometimes, police circle the wagons for behaviour that is beyond the pale.  Outright wrongdoing that shouldn't be defended.   This pisses me off.

Sometimes, police circle the wagons when an incident is unclear, controversial, whatever.  There is doubt.  And so police circle the wagons because they believe they should give the officer involved the benefit of the doubt.   I am....mostly fine with this.

And sometimes, an incident looks bad, there is lots of outrage, but the police behaviour is legal and justified.  And so police circle the wagons because we're right.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: CatsCatsCats on January 25, 2015, 04:24:15 PM
"And so police circle the wagons because we're right."

But that outrage is still an expression of some need of the community not being met. So the wagon circling in that situation gets in the way of meeting the needs of the community when the police for example may be focusing on defending actions taken as "by the book" instead of examining if the book needs updating.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: MrAngryFace on January 27, 2015, 02:57:59 PM
http://www.roadandtrack.com/car-culture/travel/news/a24847/police-want-google-to-stop-waze-cop-reporting-feature/
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: seagrams hotsauce on January 27, 2015, 03:09:20 PM
 :lol Waze was putting officers at risk by reporting their location? These dudes realize that if anyone wants to hurt cops at random that they can just dial three numbers and a bunch of cops will show up shortly thereafter?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Positive Touch on January 28, 2015, 09:06:24 PM
at a city council meeting for pros/cons of a civilian oversight board for the police. no joke, the head of the white police officers association got so mad at a black woman complaining about the lies a cop at the podium was saying that he physically attacked her. he walked up and shoved her in a room with like 300 people in it. a fight broke out instantly, of course. unfuckingbelievable.

oh almost forgot that he showed up wearing an I am Darren Wilson armband. I just...
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Brehvolution on January 29, 2015, 09:41:58 AM
That's some BS. I'm glad they aren't just sitting there taking it. Call that shit out.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Brehvolution on January 29, 2015, 10:16:22 AM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/28/st-louis-city-hall-brawl_n_6567380.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Positive Touch on January 29, 2015, 11:22:11 AM
smh at them saying he "allegedly" pushed her when there's video and pics taken from only a few feet away that show the incident clear as day.

or local shit paper (and news stations, from what I've heard) completely omitted the shoving so they could frame it as "BOTH SIDES OMG TENSIONS SO HIGH" kind of deal. so sick of this shit.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on January 29, 2015, 11:26:11 AM
is there a youtube video of the pushing?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Positive Touch on January 29, 2015, 11:32:40 AM
http://youtu.be/n828LpT3KaA
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on January 29, 2015, 02:29:29 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7qhzdxYnwhg
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on January 29, 2015, 02:41:54 PM
"If you continue with this I will arrest you for resisting arrest."

What.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: T234 on January 29, 2015, 08:07:53 PM
Well Boogie, I for one am glad you guys seem to have quit bothering with busting cannabis grow-ops and instead seem to be focusing on Meth labs. It would seem your priorities are in order.


Round here, Heroin has become a huge fucking problem. Last big drug roundup the police did for the papers had not a single person arrested for weed alone. First time in my lifetime that has ever happened.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on January 29, 2015, 08:12:05 PM
:lol Waze was putting officers at risk by reporting their location? These dudes realize that if anyone wants to hurt cops at random that they can just dial three numbers and a bunch of cops will show up shortly thereafter?

Yes, that is known too. :P

smh at them saying he "allegedly" pushed her when there's video and pics taken from only a few feet away that show the incident clear as day.


Hey now, if slam-dunk-serial-killer-fuckheads have to have their actions described with an  "allegedly" in front of it prior to trial, so does a shove.   It's stupid, sure, but that's the world we live in, whether it's cop-related or not.


"If you continue with this I will arrest you for resisting arrest."

What.

I've never claimed that all of my brothers are the greatest of communicators.....  :-\
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on January 29, 2015, 08:19:22 PM
Well Boogie, I for one am glad you guys seem to have quit bothering with busting cannabis grow-ops and instead seem to be focusing on Meth labs. It would seem your priorities are in order.


 :lol

I've busted a grand total of 1 marijuana grow op in 7 years.

....and that was in my first month of service.


Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on February 01, 2015, 08:22:23 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp1LUrz0mek
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on February 01, 2015, 08:28:36 PM
Something something hammer something something everything looks like a nail.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: TVC15 on February 01, 2015, 08:45:12 PM
I really should have been a cop. I think it's one of the professions I was designed to perform :( Too late now.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on February 01, 2015, 08:55:55 PM
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New Rochelle City officials did not respond immediately to a request for comment. Unofficially, two reliable sources are telling Talk of the Sound that police on the scene that day have said they were called to the scene based on a report of a person with a gun. It is worth mentioning here that it has been the policy of the New Rochelle Police Department for the past two years not to respond to requests for information from Talk of the Sound, to allow Talk of the Sound to participate in daily press briefing or attend press conferences such as the one in November after Operation City Sweeper II. So, Talk of the Sound has no way to obtain any official comment on that matter.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on February 01, 2015, 09:43:33 PM
"based on a report of a person with a gun."

I love these ambiguities.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on February 16, 2015, 10:41:38 AM
http://m.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/548/cops-see-it-differently-part-two

Jesus
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on February 17, 2015, 11:30:14 AM
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2956559/Incredible-pictures-capture-moment-woman-freed-sinking-car-heroic-policemen-smash-windshield-just-moments-runs-air.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on February 21, 2015, 08:39:45 PM
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20150222_Lawyer__Video_of_police_shooting_differs_from_official_account.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Am_I_Anonymous on February 24, 2015, 02:54:18 PM
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2015/02/woman_accused_of_shooting_clev.html#incart_river

Keep this one cue'd up.

Something fishy about this whole thing.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Positive Touch on February 24, 2015, 04:48:00 PM
suicide my fucking ass :lol

at a traffic stop no less. they're not doing much to make it plausable, but then again they don't have to.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brob on February 24, 2015, 05:13:04 PM
Spencer Ackerman writing a series of articles for the guardian about the relationship between enhanced interrogations for the police and the military and all kinds of good stuff

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/24/chicago-police-detain-americans-black-site?CMP=share_btn_tw

 :holeup
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on February 24, 2015, 05:22:29 PM
What the fuck...
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on February 24, 2015, 05:55:00 PM
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/24/chicago-police-detain-americans-black-site?CMP=share_btn_tw

:what
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on February 24, 2015, 07:47:26 PM
Jesus
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on February 24, 2015, 10:19:44 PM
http://gizmodo.com/secret-mystery-tunnel-discovered-in-toronto-is-drake-1687575075
http://www.blogto.com/city/2015/02/toronto_tunnel_mystery_gets_even_more_bizarre/

(http://i.imgur.com/XVFQBIK.png)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Am_I_Anonymous on February 25, 2015, 08:40:23 AM
I talked to an old friend of mine about that Chicago shit. He was a higher ranking officer in LA for 25 years before he retired, his answer didn't shock me.

"Every major city had a place where the baddest of the bad get detained. The guys who actually do come with reasonable fear that someone will break them out of jail. This can be MS13, high level dealers, people traders, or ranking gangsters or even celebrities. The problem is about 10 years ago any type of political dissent, whether implied or utilized, will get you sent there now. Fucked up it is, my friend"

 :holeup
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Am_I_Anonymous on February 25, 2015, 09:23:52 AM
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/24/chicago-police-detain-americans-black-site?CMP=share_btn_tw

 :holeup

:holeup please tell me the feds are looking into this

More like funding it bro.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Brehvolution on February 25, 2015, 10:18:35 AM
Vote for Rahm, or else.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on February 25, 2015, 05:43:08 PM
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/24/chicago-police-detain-americans-black-site?CMP=share_btn_tw

 :holeup

:holeup please tell me the feds are looking into this

:neogaf
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on March 31, 2015, 02:44:06 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGSrGmHsT8s&feature=youtu.be

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nypd-investigating-video-officer-harassing-uber-driver-article-1.2167958
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Brehvolution on March 31, 2015, 04:19:21 PM
Boogie pls:
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/03/30/new-canadian-counter-terrorism-law-threatens-environmental-groups/
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Shaka Khan on March 31, 2015, 06:51:38 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGSrGmHsT8s&feature=youtu.be

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/nypd-investigating-video-officer-harassing-uber-driver-article-1.2167958

I saw that today. I see myself in brother Raj enough to be absolutely terrified.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Atramental on April 07, 2015, 07:41:30 PM
https://news.vice.com/article/south-carolina-cop-charged-with-murder-after-video-shows-him-shooting-unarmed-black-man-in-the-back?utm_source=vicenewsfb
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on April 07, 2015, 07:46:04 PM
Just saw that a few minutes ago, that video is...man...straight up murder. Then the cop goes back to grab his stun gun so he can drop is beside the body and claim he was in fear for his life. What an absolute joke.

All for a busted tail light.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on April 07, 2015, 08:29:28 PM
I was just about to post this. So fucked up. :-\
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Cheddahz on April 07, 2015, 09:12:40 PM
https://news.vice.com/article/south-carolina-cop-charged-with-murder-after-video-shows-him-shooting-unarmed-black-man-in-the-back?utm_source=vicenewsfb
happened less than an hour away from me :(

glad to hear that he is being charged with murder, but knowing the legal system here, he'll be suspended or whatever
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on April 10, 2015, 11:40:07 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGRIzkT8178
http://wtkr.com/2015/04/09/virginia-beach-police-investigating-forceful-viral-video-arrest/
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/officer-caught-camera-brutalizing-teenager-traffic-stop-attempted-delete-footage/

Brandon is currently imprisoned until July on charges of assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest.



http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d46_1428632483
Wow WTF  I like how the audio cuts right as the cops start kicking the dude
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on April 10, 2015, 12:53:41 PM
Quote
She says she was pulled over for a broken license plate light, but the officer told them to get out of the car saying he smelled marijuana.

:goty
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on April 10, 2015, 01:11:12 PM
Quote from: http://www.salon.com/2015/04/08/fox_legal_analyst_planting_weapons_used_to_be_standard_operating_procedure_for_cops/
On Wednesday morning, “Fox & Friends” invited legal analyst Arthur Aidala onto the show to discuss the death of Walter Scott at the hands of Officer Michael Slager in North Charleston, S.C. In a recently surfaced video of the shooting, some have suggested that Slager can be seen planting a taser on the victim, to corroborate the story that Scott had been threatening him.

Aidala said that’s pretty much the norm.

“When I was in the DA’s office in the ’80s and ’90s, that was standard operating procedure,” he said. “Police officers — I hate to say this — would keep a second gun that nobody knew about on their ankle, so if they ever killed someone they shouldn’t have they would take that gun out…
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Beezy on April 10, 2015, 02:48:04 PM
http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/california/Man-on-Stolen-Horse-Stunned-by-Sheriffs-Deputies-in-IE-299250951.html
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Aerial footage showed the man falling off the horse he was suspected of stealing during the pursuit in San Bernardino County Thursday afternoon.

He then appeared to be stunned with a Taser by a sheriff's deputy and fall to the ground with his arms outstretched. Two deputies immediately descended on him and appeared to punch him in the head and knee him in the groin, according to the footage, reviewed several times by NBC4.

The group surrounding the man grew to 11 sheriff's deputies.

In the two minutes after the man was stunned with a Taser, it appeared deputies kicked him 17 times, punched him 37 times and struck him with batons four times. Thirteen blows appeared to be to the head. The horse stood idly nearby.


The man did not appear to move from his position lying on the ground for more than 45 minutes. He did not appear to receive medical attention while deputies stood around him during that time.

The man, identified as Francis Jared Pusok, 30, of Apple Valley, was hospitalized with unknown injuries, authorities said.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on April 10, 2015, 03:01:45 PM
So what does police training look like over there? "Act like rabid dogs"?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on April 10, 2015, 03:05:07 PM
Why would you...train...police? That doesn't make any sense. It's much easier to train the civilians.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on April 10, 2015, 03:10:47 PM
That isn't even a case of "guy's on the ground but still struggling so the cops hit him a few times" this dude was clearly in a spread eagle position with his face in the dirt before the cops even got to him, then he clearly moves his hands to his back so they can be cuffed. And the cops don't even care, they just immediately attack him and then continue attack him for nearly five minutes.

How are more people not upset by this?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Human Snorenado on April 10, 2015, 03:18:21 PM
That isn't even a case of "guy's on the ground but still struggling so the cops hit him a few times" this dude was clearly in a spread eagle position with his face in the dirt before the cops even got to him, then he clearly moves his hands to his back so they can be cuffed. And the cops don't even care, they just immediately attack him and then continue attack him for nearly five minutes.

How are more people not upset by this?

"hur hur hur, shouldn't have run if he didn't want a beatdown"
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on April 10, 2015, 03:23:02 PM
I really think we should wait for all the facts, and the police's internal investigation first.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: sarslip on April 10, 2015, 03:24:49 PM
i love that they thought it was their homies from the police department flying in the chopper, so it was bidness as usual....OOPS!

that other video, man i cant believe they did j-rock from trailer park boys like that
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on April 10, 2015, 05:51:01 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEe6IECjXh0

Wow the last few days have been bad for cop brutality

http://www.philly.com/philly/news/new_jersey/20150408_Vineland_police_get_anonymous_ultimatum_via_video.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on April 10, 2015, 05:54:10 PM
And they wanted his phone. Of course.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on April 10, 2015, 07:57:11 PM
Forgot to mention it on here:
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Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on April 10, 2015, 08:23:55 PM
Boogie pls:
https://firstlook.org/theintercept/2015/03/30/new-canadian-counter-terrorism-law-threatens-environmental-groups/

Without getting into the minutiae of the law, I do not believe that it is truly a necessary law for our national security efforts, but neither do I believe that it is remotely the threat to civil liberties that the hysterical fringe in this country is portraying it as.

So I guess I'm sitting on my standard position on the fence on this one.


https://news.vice.com/article/south-carolina-cop-charged-with-murder-after-video-shows-him-shooting-unarmed-black-man-in-the-back?utm_source=vicenewsfb

Not that "police reaction" means anything one way or another, but I will say that both on my private police forums, and around the office, everyone is saying outright this was a "bad shoot" on the face of it, and not objecting one bit to the charges the officer is facing.

I know that doesn't really matter for what this event "means", but I just wanted to acknowledge that, among those on the job in my circle, no one is bending over backwards in any "thin blue line" defence of this guy.  He has been charged with murder, and he deserves to be.   Just acknowledging that fact from this side of the fence.


And they wanted his phone. Of course.

It drives me batty that too many police officers, "bad" or good,  have done such a shitty job of adapting to the realities of policing in the 21st century.    Even when I went through training, "waaaaay back" in 2007, before smartphones were as ubiquitous as they are now, it was constantly emphasized that our actions may be recorded, and to be mindful and respectful of that fact.

Now, given that, there have still been many instances I have seen, where someone "observing" via a smartphone recording is hardly "neutral", but is actively obstructing a lawful arrest.  If you put yourself in the position of an officer who is lawfully arresting a resisting subject, and you have one or multiple "observers" sticking a cell phone in your face at the same time, that can become a legitimate officer safety concern.

But beyond that, to any officers who balk at being recorded, I'd say:  Dude, it's fucking 2015.  If you can't handle the fact your actions might be put on youtube, you need to reconsider how you're approaching the job.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on April 10, 2015, 08:32:17 PM

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d46_1428632483
Wow WTF  I like how the audio cuts right as the cops start kicking the dude

http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/california/Man-on-Stolen-Horse-Stunned-by-Sheriffs-Deputies-in-IE-299250951.html
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Aerial footage showed the man falling off the horse he was suspected of stealing during the pursuit in San Bernardino County Thursday afternoon.

He then appeared to be stunned with a Taser by a sheriff's deputy and fall to the ground with his arms outstretched. Two deputies immediately descended on him and appeared to punch him in the head and knee him in the groin, according to the footage, reviewed several times by NBC4.

The group surrounding the man grew to 11 sheriff's deputies.

In the two minutes after the man was stunned with a Taser, it appeared deputies kicked him 17 times, punched him 37 times and struck him with batons four times. Thirteen blows appeared to be to the head. The horse stood idly nearby.


The man did not appear to move from his position lying on the ground for more than 45 minutes. He did not appear to receive medical attention while deputies stood around him during that time.

The man, identified as Francis Jared Pusok, 30, of Apple Valley, was hospitalized with unknown injuries, authorities said.

the fuuuuuuuuuuck.  :-\
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on April 10, 2015, 08:48:37 PM
Okay, a small dose of positivity after all of that fuckery.

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/01/29/police-buy-back-wedding-ring-man-pawned-for-food.html

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Officers determined an elderly woman, whom they declined to identify to protect her privacy, was suffering from dementia, and her husband was having trouble caring for her by himself.
There were no groceries in the house and the man explained he had started selling their possessions to make ends meet. Things had gotten so bad, he admitted to having pawned his wedding ring for food.
The two responding officers alerted the Alzheimer Society and the Community Care Access Centre, but felt they could do more. So they took up a collection at the station and bought the couple $150 worth of groceries.
The next day, the officers again went beyond the call of duty, and bought back the man’s pawned wedding ring (for $131) and returned it to him.
“They don’t want recognition,” said Cornwall Police Chief Dan Parkinson, who declined to name the nine officers and five civilian staff members involved. “They’re a humble group.”



http://www.rcmp.gc.ca/qc/nouv-news/com-rel/2015/04/150401-eng.htm

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Two major cells of a Canada-wide prostitution ring were disrupted between March 27 and April 1, 2015 in the wake of an investigation targeting an Asian-based international criminal organization that is allegedly involved in the smuggling of young women into Canada for sexual exploitation through various bawdy-houses.

As part of an investigation dubbed Project Confidence, investigators of the RCMP Immigration and Passport Section conducted a three-step operation in the Greater Montréal and Toronto areas, resulting in six arrests and sixteen searches.

It is alleged that the victims, who are mainly from Korea and China, received assistance from the criminal organization to enter Canada illegally via land crossings or with visas obtained through false pretenses. Upon entering Canada, the victims were taken over, controlled and exploited by a prostitution ring operating Canada-wide (Halifax, Montréal, Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver).


http://www.rcmp.gc.ca/ns/news-nouvelles/releases-communiques/15-02-14-135831-eng.htm

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Information came forward to police via a Crime Stoppers tip that suggested that a 19-year-old Timberlea male and a 23-year old Geneva, Illinois female had access to firearms and it was their intention to go to a public venue in the Halifax region on February 14th with a goal of opening fire to kill citizens, and then themselves. Evidence also supports that a 20-year-old male from Halifax was involved.

A third individual, a 17-year-old male from Cole Harbour, was released overnight without charge. Through the investigation, officers determined that the male was a person of interest. At this time, there is no evidence to link him to charges before the courts. The investigation is ongoing.

A fourth individual, a 19-year-old man, was found dead inside a Timberlea home. The death is under investigation by the Nova Scotia Serious Incident Response Team.

'RCMP and HRP have laid charges in this incident and have eliminated the threat,' said Chief Jean-Michel Blais, Halifax Regional Police. 'This is a reminder that this type of incident can happen anywhere. Recognizing our citizens may be anxious in the wake of this news, we have additional high visibility patrols in and around the city. We encourage people to go about their daily lives.'
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Beezy on April 11, 2015, 12:44:17 AM
http://www.tmz.com/2015/04/10/thabo-sefolosha-arrest-video-nypd-officer-swing-baton/
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Atlanta Hawks star Thabo Sefolosha appeared to suffer a severe blow from an NYPD officer's nightstick during his arrest Wednesday night ... based on this new video of the violent take down.
TMZ Sports just obtained this new angle of Sefolosha's arrest, shot by a witness outside 1Oak Nightclub in NYC ... moments after Pacers Chris Copeland was stabbed.
In this video you can clearly see Sefolosha being tugged in different directions by 6 officers. Additionally ... you can see one of the officers take a big swing with his baton, and it sounds like he makes contact with something.
A witness says Thabo told police, "Calm down."
As we've reported ... Sefolosha broke his fibula during the scuffle with cops, and based on this video it's possible it could've been caused by the officer's baton.

In their report, police said Thabo was aggressively charging at one of the officers before they got physical with him. That's not evident from either video we've obtained ... since they start after the scuffle began.
Thabo is out for the remainder of the season ... due to the injury. He was arrested for obstruction, but plans to fight the charges.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on April 11, 2015, 10:24:11 AM
That looked more like a collapsible baton being expanded.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on April 11, 2015, 10:42:14 AM
Not horrible like some of the other stuff, just really stupid:

Quote from: http://www.theroot.com/articles/news/2015/04/college_junior_samir_hill_who_crossed_up_philadelphia_officers_in_pick_up.html
Hill, a Philadelphia native and student at Allegany College of Maryland, explained how he was home from college and playing basketball with some little kids outside on the court, when two police officers approached and started to talk smack about how Hill wasn’t that good. Hill challenged the officers to a game and told Complex that he crossed up the officers every chance he got.

“The first cop, I crossed him and laid it up,” Hill said. Hill said the cop then got his partner to guard Hill, but the footage shows that the other officer didn’t stand a chance, either.

Great story, right? Sure. Until:

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But then, in a third video, Hill is seen with handcuffs on, being arrested by the same cops with whom he had played basketball days earlier.

Hill told Complex that the officers said they arrested him because they “thought they saw something” in a car Hill and his friend were in. Hill said the officers took him down to the precinct and held him for an hour and a half while they searched the car.

Hill said that he and the officers agreed to meet for a rematch the next day, but the cops never showed. “I was at the courts and everything. ... They said they were bringing their basketball stuff, but they never showed up,” Hill explained. “I don’t wanna play them anymore, though. There’s no point. I did what I had to do to them.”

 :snoop
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: seagrams hotsauce on April 12, 2015, 02:04:57 AM
If I were that second cop, I would have shot everyone on that court. No way am I leaving any witnesses breathing after getting my ankles broke that bad, by a kid no less. Truly embarrassing.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: toku on April 12, 2015, 02:19:07 AM
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/video-shows-tulsa-man-shot-deputy-meant-stun-article-1.2181787
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Positive Touch on April 12, 2015, 02:46:29 AM
"fuck your breath"
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: milchs evil twin on April 12, 2015, 05:08:05 AM
"fuck your breath"

...
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on April 12, 2015, 10:45:10 AM
Jesus
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Beezy on April 12, 2015, 12:15:07 PM
Related to what toku posted: http://www.tulsaworld.com/newshomepage1/sheriff-s-office-reserve-deputy-who-fired-fatal-shot-was/article_3d1f3fe7-43cd-5fa1-9e8c-d8b3aefe2504.html

Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on April 12, 2015, 12:25:01 PM
Yeah, no way is that guy getting charged with anything.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brawndolicious on April 12, 2015, 01:10:42 PM
A 73 year old reserve officer is doing a gun sting? He was given a support role but Beezy's article mentions how unusual this was for him to be there as the department policy is to pretty much only use them for low-risk stuff like traffic enforcement. If at the end of the day it turns out that this guy got assigned there by cashing in favors then I'd hope the regular police officers raise enough of a stink to get something done, but an arrest seems unlikely if the gun seller got shot for running/resisting arrest (it sounds like he got shot after being tackled).
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: seagrams hotsauce on April 12, 2015, 02:14:01 PM
Pretty telling that the video has these apes screaming "OH YOU DIDN'T DO ANYTHING WRONG MOTHERFUCKER?!!" and yet their faces are censored.  Guess they aren't feeling as confident in their judgement now as they were in the moment.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: naff on April 12, 2015, 06:53:57 PM
http://www.tmz.com/2015/04/10/thabo-sefolosha-arrest-video-nypd-officer-swing-baton/
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Atlanta Hawks star Thabo Sefolosha appeared to suffer a severe blow from an NYPD officer's nightstick during his arrest Wednesday night ... based on this new video of the violent take down.
TMZ Sports just obtained this new angle of Sefolosha's arrest, shot by a witness outside 1Oak Nightclub in NYC ... moments after Pacers Chris Copeland was stabbed.
In this video you can clearly see Sefolosha being tugged in different directions by 6 officers. Additionally ... you can see one of the officers take a big swing with his baton, and it sounds like he makes contact with something.
A witness says Thabo told police, "Calm down."
As we've reported ... Sefolosha broke his fibula during the scuffle with cops, and based on this video it's possible it could've been caused by the officer's baton.

In their report, police said Thabo was aggressively charging at one of the officers before they got physical with him. That's not evident from either video we've obtained ... since they start after the scuffle began.
Thabo is out for the remainder of the season ... due to the injury. He was arrested for obstruction, but plans to fight the charges.

footage confirms Thabo and Antic were arrested a street down from where the stabbing was reported for having not "cleared the scene". allegedly (witnesses) say they were just trying to block people from taking photos... police say thabo charged at them.

I love you guys, but I guaran-fucking-tee I can fill this thread with positive (and lamentable) cop stories quicker than you guys can fill it with negative ones.   

 :PP  :tocry
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on April 13, 2015, 05:36:47 PM
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"He made an error," Sheriff Stanley Glantz told The Tulsa World newspaper. "How many errors are made in an operating room every week?"

Asked whether the shooting was justified, Glantz told the newspaper that the question was difficult to answer.

"It was unintentional," he said. "You know, justified means you had reason to do something. He had reason to get the gun out when the guy was fleeing."

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Prosecutors on Monday charged the Tulsa County, Oklahoma reserve sheriff's deputy who shot and killed an unarmed man earlier this month with second degree manslaughter.

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The Tulsa World previously reported that Bates chaired Glantz's 2012 re-election effort and donated $2,500 to the sheriff's campaign.
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Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brawndolicious on April 13, 2015, 06:07:40 PM
I wonder if he'll take a plea or go to trial? Johannes Mehserle shot Oscar Grant while he was handcuffed and lying face down because of a mixup between his taser and gun and he ended up only being convicted of involuntary manslaughter and served a little over a year of prison time. This sounds like it was a more dynamic situation but the last year has had a lot more attention on unarmed black men being killed.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on April 13, 2015, 08:51:20 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4do3Kus2nQ&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Phoenix Dark on April 16, 2015, 01:20:35 PM
Report: Bosses Falsified Training For Oklahoma Deputy Who Killed Black Man
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/report-robert-bates-training-records-falsified

:snoop
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Phoenix Dark on April 16, 2015, 01:24:04 PM
Report: Bosses Falsified Training For Oklahoma Deputy Who Killed Black Man
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/report-robert-bates-training-records-falsified

:snoop
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: ToxicAdam on April 16, 2015, 01:28:29 PM
That dude was 73? Jesus, what a clusterfuck.

Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on April 16, 2015, 01:28:44 PM
"He made an error," Glantz said. "How many errors are made in an operating room every week?"

I really hope multiple people go to prison for this. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Phoenix Dark on April 16, 2015, 02:28:56 PM
I'd rather an error be made by a licensed professional doctor than some random dude with a fucking scalpel.

Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Positive Touch on April 16, 2015, 02:56:13 PM
I remember the first time I accidentally killed someone on the job. man my face was red. o wait no it was his because I murdered him
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Joe Molotov on April 16, 2015, 03:35:56 PM
I'd rather an error be made by a licensed professional doctor than some random dude with a fucking scalpel.

"I was reaching for the scalpal and accidentally grabbed this chainsaw instead, whoops!"
~Some Guy that Donated a Lot of Money to the Hospital
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on April 16, 2015, 06:09:40 PM
This guy donated a bunch of stuff to the sheriff's department and was the chairman for the sheriff's re-election campaign in 2012. Yeah, I kinda think maybe there's a conflict of interest present.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brawndolicious on April 16, 2015, 07:15:08 PM
Holy shit the report is claiming that they transferred 3 supervisors until one would agree to sign off on him having actually been trained to use his weapon correctly. The 73 year old reserve officer who claims he meant to use his taser might not be lying, he has a good case for showing how his bribing/shmooozing caused enough corruption to place his actually incompetent ass in a situation it wasn't prepared for. I'm not sure many jurors would be sympathetic to that but it's his best shot (pun not intended).
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on April 16, 2015, 07:26:07 PM
ya its crazy.  But seriously it had to be much harder to move 3 people than just give the guy the training.  SMH.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on April 16, 2015, 07:33:28 PM
Seriously. They acted as if he bankrolled the entire department or something.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on April 19, 2015, 03:35:34 PM
The FBI counts as police, right?

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/fbi-overstated-forensic-hair-matches-in-nearly-all-criminal-trials-for-decades/2015/04/18/39c8d8c6-e515-11e4-b510-962fcfabc310_story.html
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The admissions mark a watershed in one of the country’s largest forensic scandals, highlighting the failure of the nation’s courts for decades to keep bogus scientific information from juries, legal analysts said. The question now, they said, is how state authorities and the courts will respond to findings that confirm long-suspected problems with subjective, pattern-based forensic techniques — like hair and bite-mark comparisons — that have contributed to wrongful convictions in more than one-quarter of 329 DNA-exoneration cases since 1989.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on April 19, 2015, 04:19:40 PM
Forensic science is really bad.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Brehvolution on April 20, 2015, 09:35:09 AM
http://www.kfvs12.com/story/28801129/officers-city-officials-resign-after-new-mayor-elected
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PARMA, MO (KFVS) -

Voters in Parma, Missouri voted in their first African-American female mayor.

Tyrus Byrd will be sworn in as mayor on Tuesday evening, April 14, at the Parma Community Building.

According to Mayor Randall Ramsey, five out of six police officers resigned this week, effectively immediately.

Mayor Ramsey said the city's attorney, the clerk and the waste water treatment plant supervisor also turned in resignation letters citing "safety concerns."

:comeon
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brob on April 20, 2015, 06:16:52 PM
http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20150420/north-lawndale/chicago-police-officer-who-shot-rekia-boyd-on-trial-monday

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A Cook County judge ruled prosecutors didn't prove their case — that a Chicago police detective acted recklessly when he fired into a crowd in 2012, killing 22-year-old Rekia Boyd.

Judge Dennis Porter's directed verdict means the legal team for Dante Servin didn't have to put on a defense before he was acquitted of all charges, touching off an angry scene in the courtroom as Boyd's family screamed.

Porter handed down the verdict Monday afternoon amid heavy security in his courtroom, but not before asking anyone who might become emotional to leave.

"I know this case has generated a lot of emotion ... but this is a court of law, not a court of emotion," Porter said before issuing a long ruling.

Porter said while he had no doubt that Servin did indeed shoot Boyd, he said prosecutors didn't prove Servin acted recklessly when he did so, a requirement for finding someone guilty of manslaughter.

After the verdict was read, screaming members of Boyd's family were dragged from the courtroom as Servin hugged relatives.

If you are unfamiliar with this case the cop's story was that someone shot at him. with intangible bullets never recovered, from an invisible gun no one saw, making a noise only he heard. not guilty.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on April 20, 2015, 06:39:06 PM
So the prosecution held their dick all day, or what?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on April 20, 2015, 06:44:11 PM
Wait, how often does a judge rule on a case like this before the defense even starts?

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Porter pointed to a history of Illinois court rulings that say: When someone intends to fire a gun, points toward his victim and shoots — much like Servin did on March 21, 2012 — that behavior is not reckless.

Oh, okay...he wasn't reckless because he pointed his gun at the victim and pulled the trigger with the intent to fire his gun and hit the victim with a bullet.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Positive Touch on April 20, 2015, 06:58:51 PM
I see we're past the point where even bothering to construct a plausible lie is too much work
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on April 21, 2015, 09:09:53 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O-J-6SkuKJ0
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: seagrams hotsauce on April 23, 2015, 01:00:40 AM
This Jesse Kidler thing is pretty emblematic of how divided the conversation around police brutality seems to be these days/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhJKyK6VqDI

The officer had been informed that the guy he was responding to might be trying to commit suicide by cop. He pulls on the guy, and he falls while backing up. He could (and I imagine more than a few folks would say he should) have lit this guy up and no one probably would have batted an eyebrow.

Now, according to a twitter search of his name, it seems he's either a paragon of police restraint or the worst and most negligent cop ever. I dunno. I wonder if the result would have been the same if the dude was white. Regardless, this guy fucked up and as a result another person hasn't been shot to death. I'll take the inverse of the status quo every once in a while.

Any thoughts, Boogie?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on April 24, 2015, 02:42:59 AM
http://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2015/04/21/family-of-child-in-amber-alert-upset-with-how-fairfield-police-handled-search/
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FAIRFIELD (CBS13) — A terrified mother in Fairfield on the ground in handcuffs, just moments after her son had been kidnapped.

Her husband recorded the altercation on Monday morning, and now the family is demanding an explanation from Fairfield Police.

The Guzman family says they were treated like criminals instead of worried parents after their son became the center of an Amber Alert. They’re happy to have their son home, but they’re saying police made a terrible situation worse.

The video shot by Paul Guzman picks up as Fairfield Police decide to take an emotional Suzanne Guzman to the ground.

The Fairfield mother had called the same police officers to her home after her car was stolen from her driveway with her 8-year-old son, Broc in the back seat.

“The cop grabbed her and and they dragged her down here too around the corner, where they slammed her to the ground and handcuffed her,” he said.

He says Fairfield Police officers insisted on first searching their home, something he says Suzanne stopped them from doing until Paul returned to corral their dogs.

“We have two dogs and one of them would bite somebody that they didn’t know coming into the house,” he said.

http://fox40.com/2015/04/21/parents-of-abducted-fairfield-boy-plan-to-file-complaint-against-city-police/
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The Fairfield Police Department released the following body camera video from the encounter along with this statement:

“…Even though our initial information was that Brock was last seen in the vehicle, it was only assumed he remained inside when it was stolen.  In order to account for every possible scenario, including Brock escaping as the vehicle was being taken, officers requested to search the Guzman home to make sure Brock was not inside hiding.   

 Suzanne Guzman refused to consent to officers checking her home for Brock.  A Police Sergeant and one of our Crisis Intervention trained officers spoke to Suzanne Guzman for several minutes in an attempt to explain why we needed to search her home and gain compliance.  Suzanne Guzman continually refused, at one point demanding we get a search warrant.  Officers became so concerned they had dispatchers log the fact we were being denied entry into the home.

Based on the growing concern for Brock, and the exigent need to check the home, officers approached the front door.  As they did, one officer saw a “reddish substance smeared in the carpet” that at first look appeared to be blood.  Suzanne Guzman got up and pushed past officers toward the front door attempting to enter the residence.   Suzanne Guzman refused to move away from the door and struggled with officers as they attempted to move her away from the door.  After a short struggle, she was detained in handcuffs.  Paul Guzman was also later detained in handcuffs for trying to interfere with officers searching the home.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UAzSpF9WWMI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1d7z2s-jILA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2Ed2nzsuf4

The dad was arrested for interfering with an investigation for filming it on his phone when he got there. His video is in the first link.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on April 29, 2015, 11:48:58 PM
BLUE LIVES MATTER: TEXAS COP SURVIVES 14 STAB WOUNDS IN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT (http://www.breitbart.com/texas/2015/04/29/blue-lives-matter-texas-cop-survives-assassination-attempt-after-being-stabbed-14-times/)
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HOUSTON, Texas – A Houston Community College police officer has survived an assassination attempt after being stabbed by her assailant 14 times. The officer was saved by civilians who stepped in and stopped the attacker. The attacker told investigators he did this to get back at police for their brutality. A spokesman from the family said it might be related to the Baltimore riots.

Officer April Pikes remains in critical condition at Houston’s Ben Taub Hospital, a public relations official at the Houston Police Department said to Breitbart Texas. Her alleged attacker, Jeremiah M. Matthews, 23, was pulled off of her by a group of men while he was stabbing her and attempting to grab her pistol

...

Harris County prosecutors said that Matthews told them “he had the intent to attack a police officer and his desire to kill a police officer,” according to a Click2Houston.com report. One of the witnesses, Abe Baker, who helped stop the attack said, “I saw him on her, just stabbing her.”

“I wasn’t really thinking,” Baker said. “His arm was just up getting ready to stab her and I just grabbed his arm and took him down, and that’s when everybody else came over and we all just took him down.”

The HPD statement revealed that Matthews stabbed her several times before he was tackled and disarmed. The statement says he was attempting to gain control of her duty weapon. After taking down the suspect, the good Samaritans used the officer’s handcuffs to detain Matthews until other police officers arrived and arrested him.

The Click2Houston report states that Pike may lose her right arm. She was stabbed repeatedly in her right arm and torso.

The scene of the attack was a Walmart located in Meyerland (Southwest Houston), where Pikes was working an approved off-duty security job. Pikes was in uniform when she was attacked.

“He was in an upbeat mood, whistling and he had a fast pace, walking fast,” Baker said of the assailant, who was smiling and cheerful right up until the moment he began his surprise attack.

“He does have a diagnostic history of mental illness in the past. To what degree that played into what happened, we don’t know,” local community activist Deric Muhammad said, speaking on behalf of the Matthews family. He said it is possible that Matthews was inspired by the riots in Baltimore Monday night.

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Cyrano66 • 7 hours ago
That vile, pile of societal excrement and star MSNBC host, Al Sharpton, is directly and personally responsible for this attempted murder. He needs to be put in jail for inciting violence and civil unrest.
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Missie Ogyny  • 5 hours ago
String him up and pike him on a picket fence, in front of Walmart! It's ONLY fair!

And did anyone else notice that the RACIST BLACK HOMICIDAL MANIAC [Is that redundant?] has a "Family SpokesHole" named Derick MUHAMMED--a "local community activist"? Perhaps Muhammed is an analjihadist at the local Houston mosque??? Aass-salaami lickum...
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WaitYourTurn  • 4 hours ago
Democrat violence is getting out of hand. It's beyond time for Democrat leaders to decry this anti-police behavior. Democrats are the only ones who can stop this insanity, short of vigilantism.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on April 30, 2015, 12:06:54 AM
Never read the comments.  Just never.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on April 30, 2015, 09:27:24 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vvwx_woiItk
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: I'm a Puppy! on April 30, 2015, 09:46:22 AM
Monster Drinks. Not even once.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: FinNeato on April 30, 2015, 02:03:43 PM
http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2015/04/the-rough-ride-and-police-culture/391538/
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on May 01, 2015, 08:25:34 PM
http://www.sltrib.com/news/2460434-155/west-jordan-police-sued-for-excessive

dude burnt a xmas tree in is backyard.  I like how they tase him while in cuffs after the dog bit his face.  Why the fuck did the cop even need to get the dog to attack him in the first place, he was showing his hands.  Not getting off the couch doesn't warrant a fucking dog bit.  'West Jordan police responded that the video shows only one aspect of the entire incident and that Hoogveldt resisted arrest'  wtf?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Joe Molotov on May 01, 2015, 09:28:01 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/01/politics/capitol-police-leave-guns-in-bathroom-stalls/index.html

At least it was Congressional Republicans' security details, amirite guys? :hitler
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on May 01, 2015, 09:46:06 PM
http://gothamist.com/2015/04/29/cop_watch.php
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on May 02, 2015, 02:19:01 AM
http://gothamist.com/2015/04/29/cop_watch.php
While this is true for New York (I'll assume they did their research) it does remain illegal in a number of states. I think Maryland was one or only recently changed their law.

It's premised on the officers having a right to privacy even while conducting their job in full public view. Plus using wiretapping statutes and stuff.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on May 02, 2015, 10:33:03 AM
When you have multiple instances of police acting wildly inappropriately that are only investigated because of video recordings that directly contradict the official police explanation of the event, then they kind of forfeit their right to no be filmed conducting their work.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: The Legend of Sunblade on May 03, 2015, 02:17:01 AM
https://twitter.com/FOP3/status/169137754393948160

(http://i.imgur.com/AlAfiGO.png)

It's an old tweet, but in light of recent events...  :deadpos
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Joe Molotov on May 03, 2015, 09:07:46 AM
I'm sure people were getting a lot of good footage on their phones...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4a/Kyocera6035.jpg)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on May 03, 2015, 10:18:30 AM
https://i.imgur.com/ozXgmln.gifv
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: seagrams hotsauce on May 03, 2015, 05:52:55 PM
http://gothamist.com/2015/04/29/cop_watch.php
While this is true for New York (I'll assume they did their research) it does remain illegal in a number of states. I think Maryland was one or only recently changed their law.

It's premised on the officers having a right to privacy even while conducting their job in full public view. Plus using wiretapping statutes and stuff.

Not sure how broadly this applies, but the Supreme Court has fallen on the side of people recording and not the police in recent years. As the videos have shown though, that doesn't really make a difference to cops who enforce their interpretation of the law at their convenience.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glik_v._Cunniffe
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-supreme-court-rejects-plea-to-prohibit-taping-of-police-20121126-story.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brob on May 06, 2015, 04:08:04 PM
Talking about reparations for the Chicago enhanced interrogations

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Over a period of nearly 20 years, Chicago Police Cmdr. Jon Burge and his “midnight crew” allegedly tortured at least 118 people, forcing them to make confessions.

The police officers beat the victims, burned them with lit cigarettes and handcuffed them to hot radiators. They tied plastic bags over their heads and nearly suffocated them. They put cattle prods on their genitals and in their mouths and electrocuted them.

more at the link http://chicagoreporter.com/human-rights-practices-inform-chicago-ordinance-in-police-torture-case/
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on May 07, 2015, 10:54:37 PM
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/maryland-cop-charged-biting-mans-testicle-during-brawl-n355026
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Beezy on May 08, 2015, 12:28:44 AM
 :kobeyuck
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Beezy on May 18, 2015, 09:49:12 AM
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/u-s-cracking-down-militarization-local-police-n360381
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on May 18, 2015, 10:36:18 AM
That's good, however most cities already have 2 wars worth of military gear at this point no?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Beezy on May 18, 2015, 12:46:35 PM
Basically. And they can still use their own funds on new gear if they want. :snoop
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Joe Molotov on May 18, 2015, 01:08:43 PM
I still think Obama should consider a three-day waiting period for anti-personnel mines and tactical nukes.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on May 18, 2015, 01:10:30 PM
Or maybe a background check on how many black dudes the department has killed but that would require collecting statistics on how many black dudes the department has killed
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Human Snorenado on May 18, 2015, 01:11:36 PM
I still think Obama should consider a three-day waiting period for anti-personnel mines and tactical nukes.

Why do you hate freedom, Joe?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on May 18, 2015, 01:55:48 PM
I still think Obama should consider a three-day waiting period for anti-personnel mines and tactical nukes.
smh leaving our police defenseless as they stand on the frontlines against evil
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brawndolicious on May 18, 2015, 05:04:13 PM
Grenade launchers are just used for tear gas right? Not to say they don't abuse that but it is a legitimate use in some circumstances. What a police officer could need a tracked vehicle or anti-material .50 cal rounds for I don't know.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: CatsCatsCats on May 18, 2015, 05:42:54 PM
Gittin er dun
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on May 18, 2015, 06:01:52 PM
Nothing in the White House announcement prevents local police from dressing up like Navy Seals so I think most departments will be able to live with this. Ferguson cops can still carry ka-bar fighting knives (upside down so you know they are real BAs.)

(http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/thebangswitch/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Screen-Shot-2014-08-15-at-8.38.31-AM.png)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: studyguy on May 18, 2015, 06:03:48 PM
Nothing in the White House announcement prevents local police from dressing up like Navy Seals so I think most departments will be able to live with this. Ferguson cops can still carry ka-bar fighting knives (upside down so you know they are real BAs.)

(http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/thebangswitch/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Screen-Shot-2014-08-15-at-8.38.31-AM.png)

Military grade armaments with none of the military training is some scary shit.
Too many copmandos out there.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on May 18, 2015, 06:10:21 PM
Treat residential streets in the city where you live like they're a warzone, brehs.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Joe Molotov on May 18, 2015, 06:16:15 PM
What a police officer could need a tracked vehicle or anti-material .50 cal rounds for I don't know.

What if a black man was running away?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Human Snorenado on May 18, 2015, 06:19:50 PM
Nothing in the White House announcement prevents local police from dressing up like Navy Seals so I think most departments will be able to live with this. Ferguson cops can still carry ka-bar fighting knives (upside down so you know they are real BAs.)

(http://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/thebangswitch/wp-content/uploads/2014/08/Screen-Shot-2014-08-15-at-8.38.31-AM.png)

How you been, Biz?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on May 18, 2015, 06:22:03 PM
Michigan State Police picture retweeted by Governor Rick Snyder last year:

(http://thisainthell.us/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Michigan-State-Police.jpg)

 :neogaf :goty2
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Joe Molotov on May 18, 2015, 06:25:50 PM
Dat military cosplay.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brawndolicious on May 18, 2015, 07:34:04 PM
You have to understand that they're wearing forest camo+ghillie suits more because it's slimming than any tactical reason.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on May 18, 2015, 09:16:48 PM
The ironic thing is those police officers think they look tacticool but they are wearing Blackhawk LBVs circa 2005. There are African militias with better kit these days. If you aren't wearing Arcteryx LEAF you might as well show up to a race riot wearing a leotard, amirite?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Shaka Khan on May 18, 2015, 10:01:39 PM
How you been, Biz?

EXPOSE HA!
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Yeti on May 19, 2015, 11:07:29 AM
Michigan State Police picture retweeted by Governor Rick Snyder last year:

(http://thisainthell.us/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Michigan-State-Police.jpg)

 :neogaf :goty2

When wearing camouflage, would sempai noticing you be considered a good thing or a bad thing?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Purrp Skirrp on May 20, 2015, 11:40:25 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPfGUpH-dUQ
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on May 22, 2015, 08:08:48 PM
http://www.freedominourtime.blogspot.ca/2015/05/pity-poor-stormtroopers-baby-bou-bou.html

scum lawyers and idiot cops.  Got to feel terrible for this family.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brob on May 23, 2015, 11:49:24 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/24/us/michael-brelo-cleveland-police-officer-acquitted-of-manslaughter-in-2012-deaths.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&module=first-column-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0

Between this and the report against Tamir Rice for "inducing panic" Cleveland isn't looking too hot at the moment.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on May 23, 2015, 12:21:47 PM
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Police officers fired 137 rounds at the car after it was cornered, prosecutors have said, including 49 by Officer Brelo.

...

Officer Brelo had climbed onto the car’s hood and fired at least 15 rounds from close range.

...

Prosecutors said Officer Brelo’s actions crossed the line from justifiable to reckless when he climbed onto the car’s hood, but the judge disagreed.

All these court cases are totally pointless. Virtually no police officers, no matter what they do, will be ever be found guilty of any wrong-doing in cases like this. The deck's too stacked. The only way any of this is going to get any better is through a radical change to how police officers are trained in the first place, and the deck is pretty heavily stacked there, too.

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Patrick A. D’Angelo, one of Officer Brelo’s lawyers, said his team was “elated” with the verdict, and he blamed an “oppressive government” for bringing the charges.

:pacspit
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on May 27, 2015, 10:44:07 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/sq-officer-charged-in-death-of-5-year-old-nicholas-thorne-belance-1.3088116
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on May 27, 2015, 10:53:33 PM
I'm sure people were getting a lot of good footage on their phones...

(http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4a/Kyocera6035.jpg)
PalmOS
:lawd
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on May 27, 2015, 11:13:36 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX4uPxZFa7g&app=desktop

http://www.kare11.com/story/news/2015/05/25/6-arrested-after-water-attacks-on-pedal-pubs/27915957/

:lol that biker is such a bitch.  'They had violent intent in their eyes' :lol
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on May 31, 2015, 10:07:41 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/31/us/oklahoma-high-water-troopers-shoot-man/
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Highway patrol troopers in Oklahoma fatally shot a man whom they had been trying to get out of high water, authorities said.

The two troopers responded to a stranded motorist call south of Tulsa late Friday and found two men with two vehicles, said Capt. Paul Timmons of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

The troopers told the men to come toward them to safer ground out of the high water, Timmons said. But at some point, an altercation broke out.

The troopers fired, killing one of the men, 35-year-old Nehemiah Fischer, according to Timmons. They arrested the other man, Fischer's older brother, Brandon, who was uninjured.

The shooting is under investigation.

Timmons said Nehemiah Fischer, 35, was armed. But he said it was unclear why the altercation had broken out.

The highway patrol's practice is to place any patrolman involved in a fatal shooting on administrative leave. Timmons couldn't confirm whether that had been done yet for the two troopers in this case.

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Nehemiah, who is an assistant pastor at Faith Bible Church in Tulsa, was pronounced dead at the scene. Brandon was arrested for assault and public intoxication.

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Laura is adamant that her husband, an assistant pastor at Faith Bible Church in Tulsa, and Brandon would never go after the troopers on their own volition.

'He was the nicest person I’ve ever met. He was very giving. He made me want to be a better person,' Laura said of Nehemiah.

The two would have celebrated their one-year wedding anniversary next month.

Oklahoma Highway Patrol Capt. Paul Timmons said  he confrontation occurred as the men were exiting the water after the troopers told them to leave the vehicle and come to safety on higher ground near Hectorville and Bixby Roads, CNN reports.

Details of what led to the altercation are unclear, but Timmons said the two brothers were 'really upset' about having to leave the vehicle in the water.

Neither trooper was injured.

'[The troopers] were trying to get them to come out of the water,' he said. 'They were worried about them getting swept away.' 

Timmons said Nehemiah had a weapon, according to CNN. Officials have not said if the weapon was used or shown.

However, a friend of Nehemiah, Mike Haesloop, told The Guardian that the 35-year-old is 'not the kind of guy that’s going to pull a gun on anybody.'

'He’s more one that’s going to pray for you,' he said. '...I don’t get it. None of this is making any sense.'
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on May 31, 2015, 10:19:55 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX4uPxZFa7g&app=desktop

http://www.kare11.com/story/news/2015/05/25/6-arrested-after-water-attacks-on-pedal-pubs/27915957/

:lol that biker is such a bitch.  'They had violent intent in their eyes' :lol

What a fucked up situation. If I'd been on one of those pedal-pubs and someone shot me with water, you can bet I'd get pretty riled up in a hurry. You never know if some fucking douchebag hipster is squirting you with water, Kool Aid, urine, jizz... who the hell knows what gets into the head of some jackass who thinks it's OK to assault strangers?

On the other hand, what's the deal with the violence and what appears to be the arrest of the pair who were filming? I mean, if the cops thought they'd been a part of it, they wouldn't have said, "Now's your chance! Run while you can!" that's just some posturing, ego-salvaging bullshit.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Positive Touch on May 31, 2015, 10:20:46 PM
...yeah, notice how they keep saying he was armed without saying it was a gun?  great job boys, keep on serving and protecting

^ in response to benjis post
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Positive Touch on May 31, 2015, 10:24:38 PM
oh and hey let's see how cops in St Louis are acting now:

https://youtu.be/hbd3m3ma-dA

...yeah
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on May 31, 2015, 10:25:13 PM
If they didn't get out of the water they could have both died, so the police saved one life. Everyone else saved zero.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on June 04, 2015, 10:52:27 PM
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/06/03/1390285/-Shocking-new-video-shows-unarmed-Utah-man-was-listening-to-headphones-when-killed-by-police#

"reasonably perceived a threat"
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on June 05, 2015, 09:00:45 AM
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'Obviously looking for trouble' • Taylor's 22-year-old brother and 21-year-old cousin were the two men with him and whose clothing matched that described by a 911 caller, who told dispatchers "some gangbangers" walking near 200 East and 1900 South had "flashed" a gun.

"They're obviously looking for trouble, just the way they look," the caller said, according to a transcript of the call.

Well, there you go. Obviously this guy deserved to die.

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"He was digging at something," Cruz said, according to the district attorney's report. "He was manipulating something. I knew there was a gun in those pants."

When Taylor withdrew his hands from his waistband, Cruz told investigators: "I was scared to death. The last thought I had go through my mind when I pulled the trigger ... was that 'I was too late. I was too late.' And because of that I was gonna get killed."

:beli
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: seagrams hotsauce on June 05, 2015, 09:49:18 AM
Cops seem to get really pissed off when tazed/beat down/shot to death people won't put their hands behind their back, huh
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on June 07, 2015, 06:32:10 AM
Came in here to post that; man, what a load of shit.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on June 07, 2015, 08:42:11 AM
Maybe the cops shouldnt hire pansies that are scared to death all the time
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on June 07, 2015, 10:27:22 AM
Maybe the cops shouldnt hire pansies that are scared to death all the time


I think it has more to do with training, culture, and environment than the lack bravery of the individual officers.

1. Obviously the departments put a lot of money into training their officers and prioritize safety like all companies so as to not lose a valuable asset. Thus defensive training is a high priority and that famous 21 foot rule trains officers to react with deadly force instead of de-escalating situations.

2. The culture appears (to me as an outsider) to be macho and increasingly paramilitary and becoming more so. The military style uniforms, military style recruit training, military weapons, military vehicles, "war on drugs", "thin blue line", etc. promote an an enemy-centric approach to policing instead of community involvement.

3. The environment some officers live and work in on a daily basis is not the same that you and I live in. We don't live in the same dimension as them. Our lives are generally comfortable and mundane and we generally only frequent hip, safe neighborhoods with people like us (I assume.) But police, especially on night shift, live in work in a nighttime world in low income neighborhoods where most people they deal with are intoxicated, on the fringes of society, and they are responding to violent crimes. So I think many of them lose perspective of what "normal" society is like where you don't have to constantly be hypervigilant.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on June 07, 2015, 09:52:03 PM
All of which is true, and none of which explains why the cops were dive-rolling around a suburban pool party, and only targeting the POCs.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Positive Touch on June 07, 2015, 10:40:56 PM
let's just be real and say that cops act like assholes bc white ppl train other white ppl to be fearful and suspicious of black ppl
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on June 08, 2015, 07:17:22 AM
It's not just black people though, which I would expect wider America to react to, but much of the comments I'm seeing still end up blaming the people for having done something, anything, to make them look like they deserved some 'rough handling'.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on June 08, 2015, 09:10:35 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R46-XTqXkzE

Basically, some black kids showed up to a pool in one of the most upscale neighbors in suburban Dallas, which really ticked off some racist white lady. Then, the cops showed up and started cuffing the black kids.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on June 08, 2015, 09:22:10 AM
Is this like a private pool?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Beezy on June 08, 2015, 11:06:26 AM
No, it's not private: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/07/texas-pool-party_n_7530502.html

Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brob on June 08, 2015, 11:14:04 AM
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ohio-panel-rules-whites-only-pool-sign-racist/

black bodies and water is quite a triggering combination for some folk
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Phoenix Dark on June 08, 2015, 11:21:37 AM
There is no middle ground here? We can't say that kids who weren't invited showed up, there was overflow and the kids were being kids, ie unruly assholes?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Beezy on June 08, 2015, 11:22:59 AM
There is no middle ground here? We can't say that kids who weren't invited showed up, there was overflow and the kids were being kids, ie unruly assholes?
Have you followed this story at all? Have you even checked the links that we posted about it?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Phoenix Dark on June 08, 2015, 11:28:54 AM
Yea on GAF. A DJ advertised the party and more kids than expected showed up, right?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Positive Touch on June 08, 2015, 11:30:57 AM
There is no middle ground here? We can't say that kids who weren't invited showed up, there was overflow and the kids were being kids, ie unruly assholes?

middle ground what?? who gives a fuck if some kids weren't following the exact rules of a fucking public pool? how does that justify cops running around and screaming at kids, grabbing them, throwing them, pulling a fuckin gun on them, and the damn near molesting a half naked preteen??
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Phoenix Dark on June 08, 2015, 11:33:23 AM
I offered no defense of cops. I've seen multiple posts about how kids were doing nothing and then *boom* cops. In reality kids were being assholes, cops showed up and started being dicks to the black kids.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Beezy on June 08, 2015, 11:34:38 AM
I offered no defense of cops. I've seen multiple posts about how kids were doing nothing and then *boom* cops. In reality kids were being assholes, cops showed up and started being dicks to the black kids.
Check the 2nd vid and explanation in the link I posted.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Himu on June 08, 2015, 11:35:06 AM
There is no middle ground here? We can't say that kids who weren't invited showed up, there was overflow and the kids were being kids, ie unruly assholes?

What got the cops called was some white ladies making racist remarks. A fight broke out between one girl and one of the ladies. THe boys tried to pull them apart. There were lots of kids, and teenagers are going to be loud by necessity, because they're teens. But there were more than black teens there, let's be real.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on June 08, 2015, 01:48:26 PM
The officer in question may have been curating an interesting Youtube playlist:
http://boingboing.net/2015/06/08/pool-party-policeman-named-vi.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: seagrams hotsauce on June 08, 2015, 02:04:53 PM
There is no middle ground here? We can't say that kids who weren't invited showed up, there was overflow and the kids were being kids, ie unruly assholes?

What's the middle ground that justifies that cop beating up a 15 year old girl and then pulling his gun on a bunch of kids? The dude does an action movie roll in the first five seconds of that video. Even his fellow cops realize how much he fucked up when he pulls on those kids.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on June 08, 2015, 02:12:18 PM
That combat roll is amazing, but that's just the tip of it. Running at full speed, throwing kids to the ground, pulling his gun when anybody gets too close, constantly yelling and swearing. Some kids get a little rowdy at a community pool and this dude acts like he's Rambo fighting ISIS in the streets of Mosul. I'd hate to see how he'd respond to an actual serious situation.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on June 08, 2015, 02:43:30 PM
That roll was just him tripping and trying to play it off. Looks like a clip from 23 Jump Street.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on June 08, 2015, 08:22:30 PM
http://boingboing.net/2015/06/08/pool-party-policeman-named-vi.html

Interestingly, his personal YouTube playlists include one on "training," which features a lot of police doling retribution on citizens. I say "interesting," as it is one more item in the court of public opinion which will make whatever his position is harder to defend.

I mean, I think the guy was out of hand, clearly, wildly so -- in retrospect. At the same time, I read news stories about how cops pull someone over for a busted taillight and get shot in the face.

Then again, I also think going in hot to a situation is going to escalate it no matter what. The other cops were not backing this guy's gung-ho play, which probably should be the central focus.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on June 08, 2015, 10:26:28 PM
The other cops were not backing this guy's gung-ho play, which probably should be the central focus.

Look at how those two cops react when that guy pulls his gun. They instantly jump to his side and one of them puts his hand on the guy's shoulder.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on June 08, 2015, 10:48:07 PM
The other cops were not backing this guy's gung-ho play, which probably should be the central focus.

Look at how those two cops react when that guy pulls his gun. They instantly jump to his side and one of them puts his hand on the guy's shoulder.
I just watched the whole video, and can't see what you're referring to. What's the timestamp?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on June 08, 2015, 10:52:14 PM
3:10, when the Rambo cop has the girl on the ground and the two guys approach him.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mr Gilhaney on June 09, 2015, 03:02:28 AM
Maybe he was afraid they would drown.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on June 09, 2015, 05:37:12 AM
3:10, when the Rambo cop has the girl on the ground and the two guys approach him.

Ah, yeah. I missed that entirely the first time, thanks.

It is clear they're trying to intervene.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: sarslip on June 09, 2015, 03:04:48 PM
the Daily Show bit helped  :lol
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on June 10, 2015, 09:20:08 AM
Quote from: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/police-chief-pool-party-indefensible
"He came into the call out of control, and as the video shows, was out of control during the incident. I had 12 officers on the scene, and 11 of them performed according to their training," Police Chief Greg Conley said of Casebolt during a Tuesday press conference.

"I do not condone the actions of those individuals who violated the rules of the community, showed disrespect to the security person on scene, and to the officers who responded," he continued. "However, we as a department are held to a high standard of action as we do our jobs."
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on June 10, 2015, 09:47:05 AM
Its great to see an incident like this handled well.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Phoenix Dark on June 11, 2015, 03:08:23 PM
https://twitter.com/brownblaze/status/609065469375434752

'scust

Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Positive Touch on June 11, 2015, 04:03:47 PM
haw haw

at least there's accountability somewhere, even if it isn't in the police union. and like teachers have it constantly drilled into their heads to shut up on social media, but this dingus is out there calling for segregation to come back? you deserve to fail so much you dummy.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on June 11, 2015, 05:18:53 PM
#notallwhitepeople
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on June 12, 2015, 07:49:57 AM
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/cafe/two-mckinney-cops-former-police-officer-guardian-warrior
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on July 12, 2015, 04:25:08 AM
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/10/mississippi-death-unarmed-black-man-jonathan-sanders
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State officials in Mississippi are investigating the death of an unarmed black man who was killed in a physical struggle with a police officer while saying “I can’t breathe”, according to his attorney.

Jonathan Sanders suffered “some kind of asphyxiation” during an altercation with white officer Kevin Harrington on Wednesday night, in the small town of Stonewall, in the eastern part of the state, said the attorney, J Stewart Parrish.

...

Parrish told several local media outlets that Harrington pulled Sanders from a horse and choked him to death with a flashlight. Parrish told the Guardian on Friday that allegation had come from relatives who live beside the site of the struggle and witnessed it.

But Stonewall police chief Michael Street denied the details of the attorney’s allegations, telling the Guardian the two men engaged in “a fight” without weapons after Sanders voluntarily stepped down from a horse-drawn buggy.

“We won’t know until the autopsy is over what was the actual cause of death,” said Street. “But there was no flashlight used to choke anybody – that’s false. And there were no shots fired by either man, there were no weapons at all, and he was not dragged off a horse.”

Parrish described the chief’s denial as “a difference without a distinction” because Sanders “was choked to death”, according to the relatives. “Towards the end of the incident, he was telling the officer ‘Let me go, I can’t breathe,” Parrish said they had recalled.

The attorney, who is a former law enforcement officer, said Harrington appeared to have used excessive force. “Officers typically have Tasers, they have pepper spray – there are lots of different non-lethal ways to subdue somebody,” he said. “And one way, of course, is to walk away and come back with more officers.”

...

Street has asked the Mississippi bureau of investigation (MBI) to look into the incident. He declined to specify why Harrington stopped Sanders. “But there’s no lighting on a horse carriage, and at 10.30 at night that’s ... well I can’t discuss that further,” he said in a telephone interview.

...

“He was asking ‘Why do you stop me? What are you hassling me for?’,” Parrish said the witnesses had recounted. “He pulled him off the buggy, and they went to the ground, and it went from there.”

The police chief said Sanders had no active warrants against him and that Harrington did not know who he was when the confrontation took place.

...

Street said his department is composed of 10 part-time officers – nine white and one black. He said one of the white officers was a woman and the other nine officers were men. “So we’re kind of diverse,” he said.

...

The police chief appealed people to remain calm while the inquiry was carried out. “We don’t need anything being taken out into the street,” he said. “Our community is a good community. We don’t see any issues there. We are going to continue our good relationship.”
If it weren't for my horse, I wouldn't have spent that night being choked to death by a cop.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on July 12, 2015, 03:38:56 PM
Some, uh... levity?
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/07/nypd-sergeant-throws-semen-on-his-crush.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 12, 2015, 04:17:12 PM
Michael Iscenko splashed the offending slime on her leg.  Bet it was cause he could smell her cunt. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Shadow Mod on July 12, 2015, 04:26:15 PM
Some, uh... levity?
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/07/nypd-sergeant-throws-semen-on-his-crush.html

Quote
“Everyone who has been questioned says he looks very professional; he wears the uniform well,” the source said. “ This is not some creepy looking pervert. He’s entirely normal looking.”

People gotta get this notion out of their heads that sex offenders look a certain way.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 13, 2015, 03:33:34 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwh0lBPHg9o
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: studyguy on July 13, 2015, 03:35:22 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vwh0lBPHg9o

Come on....POYS.
Everybody's a winner!


As expected from Canadian PD
:dead
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 13, 2015, 03:45:22 PM
http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2015/07/officer-in-eric-garner-case-wants-old-job-back.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on July 15, 2015, 10:11:48 AM
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-federal-judge-orders-release-of-videos-20150714-story.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: studyguy on July 15, 2015, 11:45:03 AM
http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-federal-judge-orders-release-of-videos-20150714-story.html

Saw that, shit's real fucked up.
Looks like the dude was trying to explain that they were trying to help and bam.
Way too trigger happy. Get blasted over having a hat in your hand brehs.
 :tocry
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 15, 2015, 02:09:43 PM
https://i.imgur.com/uu7F3CV.png

I was like, O cool, then they got racist. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 15, 2015, 11:16:00 PM
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/u-s-world/cell-phone-video-chandler-officer-illegally-enters-womans-home-arrests-her-while-she-is-naked
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on July 16, 2015, 12:30:50 AM
Ugh. I'd probably end up getting arrested for assaulting a police officer if that had been my mom.  :-\
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on July 16, 2015, 11:18:02 PM
That's messed up. I hope she enjoys her free money from the lawsuit / settlement.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on July 17, 2015, 04:14:58 AM
http://abc7chicago.com/news/road-trip-for-suburban-woman-ends-in-jailhouse-death/853139/
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Newly obtained video shows the arrest of 28-year-old Sandra Bland, a Naperville woman whose death at a Texas jail is being angrily questioned by her friends and relatives.

Sandra Bland was found dead in a Waller County, Texas, jail cell on Monday at 9 a.m. after being arrested for allegedly assaulting a police officer during a routine traffic stop, the I-Team has learned. Authorities say her death appears to be suicide.

...

Bland was pulled over Friday for improper signaling a lane change, according to Waller County Sheriff's Department officials. They say she was charged with "Assault on a Public Servant" and taken into custody by a Texas Department of Public Safety trooper.

"After he pulled her out of the car, forced her and tossed her to the ground, knee to the neck, and arrested her," says her friend Malcom Jackson.

Bland's friends say she had been with her family in suburban Chicago over the July 4th holiday, and drove to Texas for a job interview at her alma mater, Texas Prairie View A & M. Family members say she got the position and was to begin working in student outreach today.

In the video of the arrest, an officer is heard telling the bystander taking the video to leave.

In the video he shot, Bland is heard saying, "You just slammed my head into the ground. Do you not even care about that? I can't even hear!"

Then, as she is taken into custody, she repeats, "You slammed me into the ground and everything."

Waller County Sheriff Glenn Smith says Bland "had been combative on the side of the road."

...


Smith says that jailers saw Bland at 7 a.m. Monday when they gave her breakfast and again at 8 a.m. when they spoke with her over the jail intercom. Smith says she was found dead an hour later. In a press release from the sheriff's department, authorities say they applied CPR, but that Bland was pronounced dead shortly after she was found.

The Willowbrook High School graduate died by "self-inflicted asphyxiation," according to sheriff's deputies,
They say she hung herself with a plastic bag.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on July 17, 2015, 04:19:44 AM
Was she a thug?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Am_I_Anonymous on July 17, 2015, 07:26:41 AM
Was she a thug?

(http://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--fUNZUxWk--/c_fit,w_636/nuftcs1etqdbh33orl1l.gif)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Joe Molotov on July 17, 2015, 11:34:27 AM
http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/u-s-world/cell-phone-video-chandler-officer-illegally-enters-womans-home-arrests-her-while-she-is-naked

Vivid offering $1 Million for the full video.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 20, 2015, 07:59:06 PM
http://www.wbez.org/news/city-fires-investigator-who-found-cops-fault-shootings-112423
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 21, 2015, 11:28:33 AM
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jul/21/black-officer-kkk-supporter-image-policing-south-carolina
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on July 21, 2015, 05:45:00 PM
http://www.wbez.org/news/city-fires-investigator-who-found-cops-fault-shootings-112423
Since I was going to post it, I'll quote from it:
Quote
A Chicago investigator who determined that several civilian shootings by police officers were unjustified was fired after resisting orders to reverse those findings, according to internal records of his agency obtained by WBEZ.

Scott M. Ando, chief administrator of the city’s Independent Police Review Authority, informed its staff in a July 9 email that the agency no longer employed supervising investigator Lorenzo Davis, 65, a former Chicago police commander. IPRA investigates police-brutality complaints and recommends any punishment.

Davis’s termination came less than two weeks after top IPRA officials, evaluating Davis’s job performance, accused him of “a clear bias against the police” and called him “the only supervisor at IPRA who resists making requested changes as directed by management in order to reflect the correct finding with respect to OIS,” as officer-involved shootings are known in the agency.

Since its 2007 creation, IPRA has investigated nearly 400 civilian shootings by police and found one to be unjustified.
Quote
The spokesman said there would be no interview and sent this statement: “This is a personnel matter that would be inappropriate to address through the media, though the allegations are baseless and without merit. IPRA is committed to conducting fair, unbiased, objective, thorough and timely investigations of allegations of police misconduct and officer-involved shootings.”

The performance evaluation covered 19 months and concluded that Davis “displays a complete lack of objectivity combined with a clear bias against the police in spite of his own lengthy police career.”
Quote
Through most of his IPRA tenure, Davis’s performance evaluations showered him with praise. They called him an “effective leader” and “excellent team player.”

The final evaluation, issued June 26, said he “is clearly not a team player.”
Quote
“Things began to turn sour, I would say, within the last year,” Davis said. “Chief Administrator Ando began to say that he wanted me to change my findings.”

Davis says he helped investigate more than a dozen shootings by police at the agency. He says his superiors had no objections when his team recommended exonerating officers. The objections came, he says, after each finding that a shooting was unjustified. He says there were six of those cases.

“They have shot people dead when they did not have to shoot,” Davis said about those officers. “They were not in reasonable fear for their lives. The evidence shows that the officer knew, or should have known, that the person who they shot was not armed or did not pose a threat to them or could have been apprehended by means short of deadly force.”
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 21, 2015, 06:28:50 PM
There needs to be federal oversight to do this already.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on July 21, 2015, 07:25:33 PM
There needs to be federal oversight to do this already.

I agree, but you can bet all the States Rights crowd adherents will prevent this any way they can.

Cops need to wear cameras. They have a horribly difficult job, but there's no reasonable expectation of privacy while they're doing it.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Himu on July 21, 2015, 07:34:52 PM
The Sandra Bland thing is just another bullet point to an already damning mountain of evidence.

http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2015/07/sandra-bland-police-dash-cam-video-texas

Also cams alone won't do shit.

The problem lies in the very structure of American policing. Historically, the original American police were originally started as escaped slave hunters. When you don't combat or even address that historical racial element, things will never change.

In order to change anything we must:

- have stricter requirements for police
- end the war on drugs, and focus on community policing
- cams
- federal inquiry of all american police stations
- hold police accountable for their actions
- decrease police union strength
- focus on trying to alter the behavior and mentality of American policing in general

In other words, nothing will be done. :american The American Way. :american

Actually, scratch that, things will get done, but only when American police accidentally do this to an ambassador of a foreign country visiting the country. This is why American politicians were pushed into ending segregation: politics. Politicians and visitors from foreign countries, right when America was gaining global power and traction and influence, were told to ride in the back of buses and segregated from the general public. It was an embarrassment for America. Never think that America actually cares about black people. But if it somehows sullies America's honor THEN they'll do something about it. :american
Title: Sgt. James Brown, 26, Survived Two Tours in Iraq Only to Die Begging for His Lif
Post by: chronovore on July 21, 2015, 07:50:51 PM
http://www.democracynow.org/2015/5/20/sgt_james_brown_26_survived_two
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Newly released video has revealed the dying moments of an African-American active-duty soldier who checked himself into the El Paso, Texas, county jail for a two-day sentence for driving under the influence, and died while in custody in 2012. Authorities claimed Sgt. James Brown died due to a pre-existing medical condition, but shocking new video from inside the jail raises new questions about what happened. The video shows guards swarming on top of him as he repeatedly says he can’t breathe and appears not to resist. By the end of the video, he is shown naked, not blinking or responding, his breathing shallow. Attorneys say an ambulance was never called. Brown was eventually brought to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His family had long suspected foul play in his death but received little information from authorities. They’ve now filed a lawsuit against El Paso County saying his constitutional rights were violated. We are joined by Brown’s mother, Dinetta Scott.
Disgusting.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on July 21, 2015, 08:03:20 PM
Another sad case of excited delirium.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on July 23, 2015, 07:11:21 AM
http://www.salon.com/2015/07/22/fundraiser_for_baltimore_cops_charged_in_freddie_grays_death_to_feature_blackface_performance/
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A fundraiser for the “Baltimore 6″ — the police officers charged in the death of 25-year-old Freddie Gray — will feature a blackface performance by a former police officer who was compelled to leave force in 1984 for performing in blackface, Ebony’s Jamilah Lemieux reports.

Among the list of entertainers on the invitation to the fundraiser is one “Bobby ‘Al Jolson’ Berger — out of retirement,” which as Lemieux noted is one of the stranger ways “to raise funds for a group of police implicated in the death of a black man.” When she contacted number listed on the invitation, however, she discovered why Berger had been booked — “I’m hosting the event,” he told her.

“I was a Baltimore city policeman,” he said by way of explaining why he was hosting the fundraiser, “and then I had no income, no insurance, and a wife and child. We’re trying to get something together for them for Christmas.”

Berger claimed that while he knows “it sounds crazy,” there’s no racial dimension to blackface performances, and that the fact that black people — including former heavyweight boxing champion Joe Frazier — attended his show without taking offense proves as much. “The only thing I can tell you is that the heavyweight champion of the world isn’t going to stand by and watch me mock Black people,” he said, adding that neither Montel Williams nor Ben Vereen were offended by it either.

Lemieux asked whether he considered it inappropriate to perform in blackface given “the racially-charged nature of the Gray case and ensuing civil unrest,” and he dismissed the notion out of hand.

“There’s not a prejudiced bone in my body,” Berger said. “I would never do anything to insult anybody. I wouldn’t do that show if I thought it was insulting.” He explained that it simply “feels like the right time to put some money in these family’s pockets.”

As for those who do find it offensive, Berger said “it’s just make-up, there’s no jokes, no buffoonery. If that bothers you, don’t buy a ticket.”

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/freddie-gray/bs-md-ci-fundraiser-black-face-20150722-story.html
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len Burnie venue on Wednesday abruptly canceled a planned fundraiser for the six Baltimore police officers charged in the arrest and death of Freddie Gray after the scheduled entertainment — a former Baltimore officer singing in blackface — drew sharp criticism.

Bobby Berger, 67, who was fired from the city police force in the 1980s after his off-duty performances in blackface drew the ire of the NAACP, had said he wanted to revive the act to help the families of the officers.

He said he had sold 600 tickets at $45 each to the bull roast scheduled for Nov. 1 at Michael's Eighth Avenue, where he and several singers planned to perform as guests dined.

In his performances, Berger impersonates Al Jolson, a white entertainer from the 1920s, '30s and '40s best remembered for his blackface performance of "Mammy" in the film "The Jazz Singer."

But after news of the event began spreading Wednesday, Michael's posted a statement on its website saying the event would not be held there.

PC Police now waging war on regular Hero Police.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on July 23, 2015, 08:09:05 PM
That's messed up. I hope she enjoys her free money from the lawsuit / settlement.

http://www.wzzm13.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/07/23/bodycam-video-shows-illegal-arrest-of-naked-woman/30573791/

Looks like the arresting douchebag had his body cam turned off, but his partner didn't, and the daughter also recorded everything on the phone.

ENJOY YOUR NEW HOUSE, LADY!

Nothing sufficiently bad will happen to the cop; he should be put in the stocks, nude, in public.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 28, 2015, 04:29:48 PM
http://i.imgur.com/ccuqEjD.gifv
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: studyguy on July 28, 2015, 04:52:34 PM
http://i.imgur.com/ccuqEjD.gifv

Damn son. Dude really wanted him to stop.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Steve Contra on July 29, 2015, 01:46:26 PM
That Sam Dubose video  :'(

Edit here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gsd5oPdrHys&feature=youtu.be

Just be warned it's of a dude getting murdered.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: studyguy on July 29, 2015, 02:17:07 PM
That cop must be some kind of magician or did he always have the gun out?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: T234 on July 30, 2015, 05:20:06 AM
SHIT IS FUCKED
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on July 30, 2015, 08:44:47 AM
Damn

Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on August 02, 2015, 05:48:21 PM
https://i.imgur.com/TCjVzuQ.jpg
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Himu on August 05, 2015, 12:17:19 PM
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/zachary-hammond-police-killing_55c0e240e4b0c9fdc75dfda3?utm_hp_ref=black-voices&ir=Black%2BVoices&section=black-voices&kvcommref=mostpopular&ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000047

As I posted on facebook.

That's because ‪#‎AllLivesMatter‬ people are anti-intellectual shit heels who have no room for context, or an ounce of courage. They are cowards and racists who speak on a soapbox of platitudes and don't fight any fight except the battle to be an asshole. Whose conviction is so narrow and false that they really DON'T care about police violence despite trying to take over a movement who message towards anti-police violence runs at its very core. Make no mistake, #AllLivesMatter people do not actually think all lives matter, they are simply deflecting from the issue to make a seemingly smart way (in their pea brain sized minds) to say that black lives really don't matter. They don't even think white lives matter. When push comes to shove, they are nowhere to be seen; Is that a surprise? Certainly not by me. These cowards may not fight for Zachary, but I will!
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Himu on August 05, 2015, 12:22:00 PM
Also, fuck the police. :)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on August 05, 2015, 03:40:50 PM
The #AllLivesMatter movement isn't about solving a problem, it's about deflating a group that actually is trying to solve a problem.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Beezy on August 05, 2015, 05:05:58 PM
Bingo.

https://twitter.com/JRehling/status/626052120182009856
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: VomKriege on August 10, 2015, 03:28:00 AM
Ferguson bis repetita. Pretty unclear what happened so far, but there's footage of a severe gunfight on a parking lot (20+ shots probably and multiple shooters it seems). Possibly other shooting incidents. Also confrontations between cops and possible protesters elsewhere.  :-\
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brob on August 11, 2015, 05:39:46 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCozh_vbYdM

:lawd
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Positive Touch on August 11, 2015, 09:31:39 PM
Ferguson bis repetita. Pretty unclear what happened so far, but there's footage of a severe gunfight on a parking lot (20+ shots probably and multiple shooters it seems). Possibly other shooting incidents. Also confrontations between cops and possible protesters elsewhere.  :-\

best I can tell is that people opened fire and this dude pulled out his gun as he ran behind the building. some plainclothes dorks that were hiding in the crowd ran after him and shot him. they cuffed him instead of doing first aid too smh. hope he pulls thru.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on August 11, 2015, 10:01:06 PM
Looks like a bunch of trigger-happy cacs armed with assault rifles have shown up in Ferguson to offer protection to journalists [but mainly the one from Infowars]. :goty
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: VomKriege on August 11, 2015, 10:52:15 PM
Looks like a bunch of trigger-happy cacs armed with assault rifles have shown up in Ferguson to offer protection to journalists [but mainly the one from Infowars]. :goty

Well I guess it's obvious that Black Dong is the sister operation to Jade Helm  :hans1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCozh_vbYdM

:lawd

 :lol
Sovereign citizens / Freemen of the Land are grade-A kooks. "I am not subject to your maritime law and do not CONS..."
Didn't know that US (and British) cops were allowed to bust your window. Not being shy with force I suspect French ones are allowed as well ?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsgXWPRbKQE

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-wEg4RVc9Y4o/UmiPH0Rm4-I/AAAAAAABrm8/JWv-XZ3fo88/s1600/I_Fought_the_Law_-_Orange-Banksy-Screenprint-trampt-4756o.jpg)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on August 12, 2015, 03:02:09 AM
Sovereign Citizens are the epitome of entitled CACs to me. It's stunning. Do we /ever/ see anyone non-white trying this bullshittery?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brob on August 12, 2015, 08:11:28 AM
Sovereign Citizens are the epitome of entitled CACs to me. It's stunning. Do we /ever/ see anyone non-white trying this bullshittery?

Only those sheltered from antagonism from the police could possibly think that reciting PUA rhetorical debate cards is gonna work on someone empowered to use violence to do their job.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: VomKriege on August 12, 2015, 10:59:33 AM
Sovereign Citizens are the epitome of entitled CACs to me. It's stunning. Do we /ever/ see anyone non-white trying this bullshittery?

Only those sheltered from antagonism from the police could possibly think that reciting PUA rhetorical debate cards is gonna work on someone empowered to use violence to do their job.

But what if those debate cards are... magic !  :derp
(Which is pretty much what they believe.)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on August 12, 2015, 12:40:11 PM
Not exactly cops, but relevant:

Quote
Night had fallen at the Clinton Correctional Facility in far northern New York when the prison guards came for Patrick Alexander. They handcuffed him and took him into a broom closet for questioning. Then, Mr. Alexander said in an interview last week, the beatings began.

As the three guards, who wore no name badges, punched him and slammed his head against the wall, he said they shouted questions: “Where are they going? What did you hear? How much are they paying you to keep your mouth shut?” One of the guards put a plastic bag over his head, Mr. Alexander said, and threatened to waterboard him.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/12/nyregion/after-2-killers-fled-new-york-prisoners-say-beatings-were-next.html?_r=0

I think this is the partial legacy of the Global War on Terrorism. Prison guards are torturing inmates and police are disappearing suspects at black sites (http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/05/homan-square-chicago-thousands-detained).
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Himu on August 12, 2015, 01:15:01 PM
I read a black site op-ed the other month and it was terrifying.

If you don't mind me asking a personal question Samson, but what are your feelings on using such tactics after being told that as a vet, you've fought for America's freedom?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on August 12, 2015, 01:21:04 PM
I'm not sure I understand your question because I don't see how those two things relate. Torture and extra-legal detention centers are wrong no matter what someone told me about why I served.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Himu on August 12, 2015, 01:27:04 PM
It's not inherently unrelated. People come up with all sorts of justifications for why our troops join up or what even their goal is. I know plenty of vets who have told me they fully do not like what America is doing, especially to its own people, after risking their lives, losing friends and comrades, going through so much strife after being told to sign up on a lie based around helping American's retain their freedom. Not saying you're one of those people who signed up for that reason, but it seems to be a semi-common contingent of vets that view America doing this to its citizens after all the sacrifices they've made and lies they've been told is infuriating.

Using war torture tactics on American prisoners, giving military supplies to police departments, black sites. All of it is a part of what you defined above as an extension of the global War on Terror's legacy. Most of the people I know who are the most fervently against all of these things happen to be vets.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on August 12, 2015, 01:43:41 PM
Ah, I understand what you meant now. I agree it is ironic that the US is suppressing freedom while simultaneously telling its military they fight for freedom. I could see how someone might feel betrayed if they believed they were fighting for freedom, but I didn't.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Joe Molotov on August 12, 2015, 02:22:29 PM
Being a sovereign citizen is all fun and games until your nuts get tased.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on August 12, 2015, 05:13:34 PM
Not exactly cops, but relevant:

Quote
Night had fallen at the Clinton Correctional Facility in far northern New York when the prison guards came for Patrick Alexander. They handcuffed him and took him into a broom closet for questioning. Then, Mr. Alexander said in an interview last week, the beatings began.

As the three guards, who wore no name badges, punched him and slammed his head against the wall, he said they shouted questions: “Where are they going? What did you hear? How much are they paying you to keep your mouth shut?” One of the guards put a plastic bag over his head, Mr. Alexander said, and threatened to waterboard him.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/08/12/nyregion/after-2-killers-fled-new-york-prisoners-say-beatings-were-next.html?_r=0

I think this is the partial legacy of the Global War on Terrorism. Prison guards are torturing inmates and police are disappearing suspects at black sites (http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/05/homan-square-chicago-thousands-detained).

Allright, there's enough bad cop behaviour going on to post about as it is, let's not lump us in with the screws please, thx.   :P
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Himu on August 12, 2015, 05:23:45 PM
Ah, I understand what you meant now. I agree it is ironic that the US is suppressing freedom while simultaneously telling its military they fight for freedom. I could see how someone might feel betrayed if they believed they were fighting for freedom, but I didn't.

Have you read this reddit post:

https://www.reddit.com/r/television/comments/2hrntm/last_week_tonight_with_john_oliver_drones_hbo/ckvmq7m

What are your thoughts? Is there a lot of similar sentiment among veterans you know?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on August 12, 2015, 06:24:30 PM
you browse r/television ?  no wonder you piss on reddit so much.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Himu on August 12, 2015, 10:03:30 PM
Fuck no. Saw it linked on some site. If you look at the popularity of the post you'll notice it has likely gotten around. It was shared on a news site.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on August 12, 2015, 10:26:51 PM
Its not a news site if it reports on reddit comments.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Himu on August 12, 2015, 10:37:03 PM
Agreed. Think I saw the blog post linked on r/communism and then I just went to the original post and saved it.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on August 12, 2015, 11:27:58 PM
you browse r/communism ?  no wonder you piss on reddit so much.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Himu on August 12, 2015, 11:33:33 PM
Haha, yeah. It's kinda better than r/socialism, though. In some small way.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: seagrams hotsauce on August 13, 2015, 11:44:30 PM
Quote
He reported for duty — as a lunatic.

A Massachusetts man, who gave a salute in his shirtless mug shot, assaulted seven Revere police officers after what was supposed to be a simple traffic stop, police said in a statement.

Joseph Parker, 34, of Wakefield, was driving through a construction zone when police asked him to slow down at about 12:40 a.m. Tuesday morning, police said.

Instead, Parker allegedly jumped out of his car and punched one officer, Lt. Jeremiah Goodwin, in the head. He then headed towards a second officer. Goodwin fell on concrete after Parker punched him, and suffered a concussion.

That started a violent spree that included attacking three officers who tried to arrest him, and three more cops once he was booked at the police station, authorities said.

Police said Parker appeared to be on drugs during the alleged attack, screaming “F--- you cops with your guns” and ranting about Ferguson, Mo.



He also allegedly told the officers “I know why you stopped me.”

After assaulting Goodwin, two passengers in Parker’s car exited the vehicle and tried to restrain him as the second officer called for backup.

When handcuffed in the back of a police car he kicked a window several times in an attempt to break the glass and flee the cruiser. Once the glass cracked, he then removed his shoes and tried to stick it through in a failed attempt to escape, police said.

He was also Tased a few times but it had little effect. Authorities also said his story changed multiple times, and his behavior was erratic and nonsensical, the station reported.

He appeared to calm down by the time he arrived at the police station, though he still occasionally screamed expletives. But when officers tried to escort him to jail, he allegedly responded “what the [expletive] are you talking about?”


http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/massachusetts-man-assaulted-7-officers-traffic-stop-article-1.2321921?df=&utm_content=buffer5dca7&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=NYDailyNewsTw
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on August 14, 2015, 11:25:37 AM
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/unarmed-black-14yearold-shot-7-times-by-police-officer-in-new-jersey-10454395.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on August 14, 2015, 05:41:57 PM
Something a little different:

http://time.com/3994501/cop-in-america-photos/


Also:

http://www.policeone.com/Officer-Safety/articles/8703910-Video-Ohio-trooper-receives-praise-for-saving-drivers-life

Complete with a "DON'T YOU DIE ON ME!!!!" right out of a bad movie.

Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on August 15, 2015, 04:25:24 PM
http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/police-union-smears-woman-who-posted-video-of-police-beating-on-facebook-7823262

:lol at that police union banner
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Joe Molotov on August 15, 2015, 08:57:02 PM
http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/police-union-smears-woman-who-posted-video-of-police-beating-on-facebook-7823262

:lol at that police union banner

These pictures are very concerning, why is no one bothering to address them?

(http://i.imgur.com/BQSndti.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZKBi0bs.jpg)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on August 15, 2015, 08:59:58 PM
http://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/police-union-smears-woman-who-posted-video-of-police-beating-on-facebook-7823262

:lol at that police union banner

These pictures are very concerning, why is no one bothering to address them?

(http://i.imgur.com/BQSndti.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/ZKBi0bs.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/IdbIWIg.jpg)

:whew
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on August 15, 2015, 11:29:10 PM
https://youtu.be/EaZGaJrd3x8

This has been posted, right?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on August 23, 2015, 12:20:15 AM
https://i.imgur.com/LhiiJ6D.jpg
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: VomKriege on August 23, 2015, 06:49:07 AM
Machine gun bacon looks gross. Wouldn't the grease possibly damage your weapon ? Also wouldn't that be pretty expensive ? And bacon smell of cordite or something ?
But I guess that would amuse Putin. Put this man in office !
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on August 23, 2015, 02:57:35 PM
Was at a barbecue last night where a cop who was friends with the host showed up (on duty in uniform) and started pretending to shock people with his stun gun. That professionalism though.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on August 26, 2015, 02:36:29 PM
(http://media.graytvinc.com/images/SHERIFFBILLBOARD.jpg)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on August 26, 2015, 02:37:07 PM
http://www.wilx.com/home/headlines/New-Billboard-Sends-Message-to-Community-322936001.html
Quote
Lansing, MI - "You think your job is tough?"

That's what a billboard asks drivers as they zoom by on Pennsylvania Avenue in Lansing.

This billboard with a message was the idea of the Ingham County Sheriff.

"It became clear to me that we needed to do something," says Sheriff Gene Wriggelsworth.

As cars race to merge onto I-96, a sergeant reveals the bullet proof vest underneath his uniform just above. The billboard reads: "Wearing body armor to work to serve. You think your job is tough?"

After the unrest over a police-involved shooting in Ferguson, Missouri, the sheriff wanted to send a message to the community about the work officers do every day.

"I don't whether what happened there was right or wrong," says Sheriff Wriggelsworth, "quite frankly all I know is what I read in the media, but I know this, my staff didn't do anything wrong and yet they would get criticism, they'd stop a car and they would get criticism."

The sheriff contacted Adams Outdoor Advertising to see if the company had any sign space available, and Adams donated billboard space.

All the sheriff had to do was pay $1,000 in production costs. The charitable branch of the county's Mounted Unit funded that. So two months ago, the first sign went up on Martin Luther King. Jr. Boulevard near 1-496.

The sheriff sees the billboard as a reminder.

"We hire imperfect people sometimes and we have to deal with that," he says.

And the sheriff says, just like any other human being, officers deserve respect.

"Be a little bit more compassionate towards your police officers," says Sheriff Wriggelsworth.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on August 26, 2015, 10:51:52 PM
Quote
And the sheriff says, just like any other human being, officers deserve respect.
I think, in a way, this is the converse of the problem we're experiencing.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on August 26, 2015, 11:03:48 PM
on Martin Luther King. Jr. Boulevard
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on August 26, 2015, 11:11:09 PM
Used to be called Logan Street.

I think they renamed it because of some secret law requiring all urban hotbeds of crime to have a MLK Jr. honorary street running through it.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Positive Touch on August 26, 2015, 11:35:51 PM
we were having communication problems with the community, so we thought a confrontational billboard would be a good approach
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Joe Molotov on August 27, 2015, 12:14:06 AM
Quote
I know this, my staff didn't do anything wrong and yet they would get criticism, they'd stop a car and they would get criticism.

:badass Yeah, we all got problems at work, mate.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on August 27, 2015, 06:24:32 AM
(https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2940/13947964581_69d027a4c2_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on August 28, 2015, 05:28:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oSQDLz41EFY&feature=youtu.be

:lol that thieves face plant
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on September 05, 2015, 07:19:13 PM
Boogie, please explain:
http://www.vice.com/en_ca/read/protester-arrested-for-wearing-aylan-should-be-here-t-shirt-at-stephen-harper-event
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Dickie Dee on September 05, 2015, 11:56:56 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=774amylTpnU

Unedited video that shows the actual shooting (dudes hands were in the fucking are smh)
spoiler (click to show/hide)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vkMbJ7ltu4
[close]


Now experience the fuckery in the Sheriff's Office response:

(http://i.imgur.com/OQ6tgAl.jpg)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on September 06, 2015, 12:17:01 AM
Their PR dude needs a few lessons in how PR works.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brawndolicious on September 06, 2015, 12:48:27 AM
I'm guessing it's just a hail Mary to distract from the issue. You can't say to wait for the facts to come out after the unedited video is online.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Joe Molotov on September 06, 2015, 03:11:08 AM
This shit ain't gonna fly in Bexar County, bitch! :badass
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on September 14, 2015, 11:16:37 AM
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/black-woman-held-in-mental-hospital-because-police-didnt-believe-bmw-was-hers-10498704.html

Bet there is more to this story because as is, its pretty fucking crazy.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Tasty on September 15, 2015, 05:42:35 PM
Man wanted to be shot by police, officials say (http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/09/14/man-allegedly-questions-boston-police-for-not-shooting-him/KGlUF5qSQxl8sR9C2weNWJ/story.html)

Quote
A Boston man allegedly jumped in front of a Boston police cruiser Sunday night in Roxbury and acted as if he was pulling a handgun from his waist band in what authorities described as an attempt to incite two officers to shoot him, police said.

Instead, they arrested him.

“Why didn’t you just let me tap out?’’ Bash Jean, 30, allegedly told officers after being taken into custody, according to a police report. “If this was any other place in the country, I’d be dead.

(http://i.imgur.com/1DV64.gif)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: studyguy on September 15, 2015, 06:05:50 PM
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/black-woman-held-in-mental-hospital-because-police-didnt-believe-bmw-was-hers-10498704.html

Bet there is more to this story because as is, its pretty fucking crazy.

Read that story a while back. So outlandish I can't help but think someone paid to have shit done to the woman behind the scenes. Either that or everyone involved in this story exhibited an E N O R M O U S amount of ignorance. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on September 17, 2015, 03:18:21 AM
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/17/us/texas-student-is-under-police-investigation-for-building-a-clock.html?_r=0
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on September 18, 2015, 04:47:36 PM
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2015/sep/18/nine-police-officers-arrest-unarmed-black-teen-jaywalking-stockton-video?channel=us

WTF is wrong with people. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: VomKriege on September 18, 2015, 05:35:00 PM
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/video/2015/sep/18/nine-police-officers-arrest-unarmed-black-teen-jaywalking-stockton-video?channel=us

WTF is wrong with people.

100% agree. It's time we introduce some jaywalking prevention courses in schools.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on September 20, 2015, 12:26:11 PM
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=cd5_1440130174

well maybe I do support police beatings.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brawndolicious on September 20, 2015, 01:27:26 PM
I sincerely hope anyone who knows those two doesn't go out with them to bars anymore.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Joe Molotov on September 24, 2015, 11:57:08 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/Ni1vBWU.jpg)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on September 24, 2015, 12:04:29 PM
Wow he is really using excessive force on that thing when it is clearly showing its arms.  Given those dark eye bands, the cop probably thought it was a coon.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on September 24, 2015, 10:13:29 PM
https://i.imgur.com/9jymHjj.jpg
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on October 03, 2015, 01:45:50 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/03/world/americas/brazilian-protester-shot-with-rubber-bullet-for-knocking-officers-cap-off.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mandark on October 09, 2015, 08:22:33 PM
Quote
The Round Rock Police Department says on Thursday afternoon there was a disagreement between two male students. In a press release, RRPD  says the Round Rock Police School Resource Officers (SROs) were requested by administrators to assist with a fight in the cafeteria because they were unable to “de-escalate the fight and needed police assistance.” Administrators told police one of the student’s involved refused to comply.

...

Police say the SROs tried to calm the student down but he still wanted to continue the altercation with the other student. “After repeated attempts to calm the non-compliant student, and stop him from going after the other student, officers were forced to detain him for his safety and the safety of others,” continued RRPD in the statement.

http://kxan.com/2015/10/09/round-rock-high-police-incident-caught-on-camera/

Now click through and see how the incident looks on video, compared to their account of it.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on October 10, 2015, 06:46:04 AM
Just don't read the comments.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on October 10, 2015, 09:20:40 AM
Just don't read the comments.

Never, ever read the comments.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Yeti on October 10, 2015, 03:50:05 PM
Just don't read the comments.

Never, ever read the comments.

I suffer Benji Disorder, I can't help reading at least a few comments :(
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on October 14, 2015, 11:44:52 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUeV0fCuml4

Quote
An Alabama man recorded himself shutting down two police officers who questioned him for jogging while black.

The man, identified as Corey Dickerson, was out of breath and resting after a hard sprint when an officer pulls up in his patrol car to ask who he is and where he is going, reported The Free Thought Project.

Dickerson, of Talladega, asks the officer if he has done anything wrong, and then he calmly and politely refuses to give his name or state his business.

“You look like you been running,” the officer says, and Dickerson agrees he has been. “Where you been running from?”

 :holeup
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on October 15, 2015, 12:03:41 AM
Man I can't image how humiliating that would be to be profiled like that.   
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brawndolicious on October 15, 2015, 01:48:50 AM
Man in that video has iron guts. I think most people would get angry or just bow down in that situation.

The only time I got detained by police was because I was walking next to a black dude. Of course I didn't waste a second telling them they were looking for white guys.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: seagrams hotsauce on October 15, 2015, 05:13:18 AM
seeing this thread bumped without a new body count :rejoice
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on October 15, 2015, 02:46:34 PM
The second cop was bullshitting him when he said they could arrest him for failure to identify. Even when states have stop and identify laws, they still depend on a reasonable suspicion of a committed crime.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on October 15, 2015, 03:01:02 PM
Man I can't image how humiliating that would be to be profiled like that.   

I'm still upset about this a day later.  I mean that black dude just totally assumed that cop was up to no good and not tying to protect the community. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on October 22, 2015, 03:46:24 AM
Man, that's a load of crap; the tone of the initial officer is so condescending, "Oh, hey, I've got a camera recording this, too." C'mon. The black dude is just giving you fair warning that he's not going to be open to shenanigans. Anyone who's already filming, intentionally creating a record of their police encounter, you have to kind of assume a guilty person isn't going to go through the process of creating MORE EVIDENCE for court.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on October 24, 2015, 08:57:38 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/video/lapd-outfits-every-officer-body-061003058.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on October 26, 2015, 12:06:46 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUO6iHZuO1s&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Joe Molotov on October 26, 2015, 01:56:12 PM
http://news.yahoo.com/video/lapd-outfits-every-officer-body-061003058.html

I read this URL as iPad fits in every orifice of your body.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on October 26, 2015, 02:04:22 PM
I'd like to see a cancer ridden Steve Jobs introduce a new super iPad mini like that.  'O where did this come from?  ...and in 7 different colours!'
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Joe Molotov on October 26, 2015, 02:53:53 PM
I'd like to a cancer ridden Steve Jobs introduce a new super iPad mini like that.  'O where did this come from?  ...and in 7 different colours!'

Steve Jobs II: Weekend at Stevie's

Steve Job's shows off the new iPad Pro, but it's Tim Cook working the hands.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Human Snorenado on October 26, 2015, 05:49:19 PM
Seems like a reasonable response from a level headed law enforcement professional.

http://www.wistv.com/story/30353999/video-shows-confrontation-between-spring-valley-student-and-school-resource-officer
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on October 26, 2015, 05:52:31 PM
under arrest for disturbing school
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on October 26, 2015, 08:11:40 PM
Quote
School resource officers (SROs) are sworn law enforcement officers who are responsible for providing security and crime prevention services in the American school environment.
Huh. And I thought campus cops were a strange aberration.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Joe Molotov on October 27, 2015, 03:04:34 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/10/27/cops-get-nunchucks-in-one-california-town/

:doge
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on October 27, 2015, 03:19:37 PM
Eventually they'll use the Edo arsenal and it'll look like this:
(http://j.people.com.cn/mediafile/201308/08/F201308081623203241197232.jpg)
(http://j.people.com.cn/mediafile/201308/08/F201308081623201128209841.jpg)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brob on October 27, 2015, 04:05:52 PM
https://thinksteroids.com/articles/dopers-uniform-cops-steroids/

http://horsetalk.co.nz/2013/10/26/warning-canada-human-use-horse-drug/

Boogie pls respond :doge
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on October 27, 2015, 04:12:03 PM
I've always wanted to be as thin and elegant as a horse. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on October 27, 2015, 04:13:22 PM
And yet I am stuck in the body of a wombat. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on October 27, 2015, 06:05:00 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNJFQ5w7kfg
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on October 27, 2015, 06:58:03 PM
http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com//news/canada/i-apologize-for-you-having-to-see-that-hamilton-police-praised-after-polite-arrest-of-flailing-suspect-caught-on-video

old story but I never saw it
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on November 03, 2015, 10:58:01 AM
This is how some cops see themselves:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CS2J37WWIAAcf_5.jpg)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on November 03, 2015, 11:03:47 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNJFQ5w7kfg

This just challenged everything I know about Canadian politeness. If only the officers had approached him from the start like the officer was doing at the end instead of acting like unprofessional idiots.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on November 03, 2015, 03:18:51 PM
https://i.imgur.com/3MM4SXi.gifv

:lol
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brawndolicious on November 03, 2015, 04:12:29 PM
Did he do something to her to deserve that?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on November 03, 2015, 05:43:37 PM
Did he do something to her to deserve that?

Nope, apparently she just wanted to be on the news.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on November 06, 2015, 01:16:46 PM
http://www.kplctv.com/story/30447357/lsp-gun-not-found-in-vehicle-after-officer-involved-shooting-that-killed-6-year-old
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on November 06, 2015, 07:33:26 PM
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On Thursday, a jury acquitted Officer Lisa Mearkle for shooting David Kassick in Pennsylvania, who was pulled over for an expired inspection sticker. The same day, video of the deadly encounter was released by the local D.A., showing Kassick face down on the ground and obeying Mearkle’s orders before being shot twice.

The fatal traffic stop happened back in February. When Hummelstown Borough Police Department officer tried to pull over Kassick, the man escaped to his sister’s home nearby. A brief foot chase ensued, and the video begins with the officer yelling for Kassick to get on the ground. Mearkle fires her taser — 50,000 volts — into his back, and he writhes in pain in submission. Complying with Mearkle’s commands, Kassick makes his hands visible. As he lays face down on the ground, Mearkle shoots him with her gun, twice.

...

“At the time Officer Mearkle fires both rounds from her pistol, the video clearly depicts Kassick lying on the snow covered lawn with his face toward the ground, furthermore, at the time the rounds are fired nothing can be seen in either of Kassick’s hands, nor does he point or direct anything toward Officer Mearkle,” District Attorney Ed Marisco wrote in an affidavit.

Mearkle has maintained that she was acting in self-defense. Kassick was unarmed, but during her trial, Mearkle explained that she believed Kassick was holding a weapon. “There was no reason for him to reach into his frigging jacket,” she said.

She also criticized prosecutors for charging her with murder.

“I’m a good police officer. This [arrest] should not have happened to me. I believe I could continue to be a police officer,” Mearkle testified. “I was only charged for political reasons. That’s how I feel.”


After the not-guilty verdict, President Les Neri of the local police union applauded the decision and slammed the public for criticizing cops.

“The demonizing of police officers who are forced to make split-second decisions unfairly tarnishes the work done by good police officers. It ignores the unreasonable actions or crimes committed by those who created these situations in the first place,” he wrote in a press statement.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa_oXfd8gDY
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on November 06, 2015, 07:50:47 PM
Police union leaders really need to learn to shut up.  He could have said 'We welcome scrutiny and as the results of the trial show, we did our job and were justified in our actions'.  Instead he basically says 'How dare you question what we do?'
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on November 06, 2015, 07:57:16 PM
http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/mobile/rcmp-dismantle-large-meth-lab-found-in-brampton-1.2646618

http://www.citynews.ca/2015/11/06/peel-police-and-rcmp-dismantle-suspected-meth-lab-in-brampton/
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on November 06, 2015, 08:11:32 PM
"Peel police and RCMP dismantle suspected meth lab in Brampton"

Shouldn't you confirm that it is a methlab before dismantling it Boogie?


Also fuck, where am I going to get my meth now. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on November 06, 2015, 08:15:24 PM
Typical pigs shutting down and smearing hobbyist chemistry enthusiasts.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Shadow Mod on November 06, 2015, 11:55:36 PM
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Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo apologized Saturday for comments he made during a press conference about the arrest of a jogger for jaywalking near the UT campus. During that press conference, Acevedo said that "In other cities there's cops who are actually committing sexual assaults on duty, so I thank God that this is what passes for a controversy in Austin, Texas."

 :holeup

http://kut.org/post/apd-chief-apologizes-sexual-assault-comment-after-jaywalking-jogger-arrest-update

Oldie but damn...

Also the news about that OKC cop who sexually assaulted about a dozen women ugh.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on November 07, 2015, 10:01:27 PM
"Peel police and RCMP dismantle suspected meth lab in Brampton"

Shouldn't you confirm that it is a methlab before dismantling it Boogie?


I know this probably isn't a real question, but the "suspected" part is whether the drug they are producing is meth vs. one of the 346 other scheduled synthetic substances under the CDSA, not the fact that it is an illegal drug lab. ;)
 
Edit:  and this morning, a woman going for a walk with her four year old son by the site had the kid wave and say "hi" and "thank you", and then thanked us herself as they passed.  Made my week. :)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on November 07, 2015, 10:34:55 PM
Well of course the kid has got to put up a show for his mom, when secretly he resents you for taking away his lookout income.  How is the kid suppose to buy candy now, Boogie?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on November 07, 2015, 10:40:48 PM
Kid clearly doesn't deserve his lookout income, given the results.  :patel
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on November 08, 2015, 12:15:38 PM
Police union leaders really need to learn to shut up.  He could have said 'We welcome scrutiny and as the results of the trial show, we did our job and were justified in our actions'.  Instead he basically says 'How dare you question what we do?'
http://uk.businessinsider.com/largest-police-union-cautions-quentin-tarantino-2015-11?r=US&IR=T

 :doge
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on November 08, 2015, 06:14:35 PM
http://www.theatlantic.com/national/archive/2015/11/jeremy-mardis-police-shooting/414789/
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on November 10, 2015, 10:22:33 AM
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/alabama-police-filmed-pulling-student-from-apartment-using-taser/
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on November 10, 2015, 11:15:31 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SHnpWohrg0


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-2bXUtxoO8
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Shadow Mod on November 11, 2015, 09:51:37 PM
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/11/09/nypd-detective-honored-with-challenge-coin-commemorating-four-justified-kills/

isn't generally killing a person a kind of failure by cops to protect and serve, not an achievement?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on November 11, 2015, 11:16:08 PM
So, I guess policing is basically a video game now, you try to wrack up as many points as possible without getting on the bad side of Internal Affairs.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brawndolicious on November 12, 2015, 02:22:31 AM
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/11/09/nypd-detective-honored-with-challenge-coin-commemorating-four-justified-kills/

isn't generally killing a person a kind of failure by cops to protect and serve, not an achievement?

That is tasteless and morbid but when somebody pulls out a gun on a cop and there's a "gun battle", the correct thing for the cop to do is to try and shoot them until they're sure the person is dead.

I don't think he was much of a cop or a decent person if he's okay with celebrating the shootings with merchandise.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on November 12, 2015, 08:50:29 AM
http://myfox8.com/2015/09/05/police-officer-fired-after-photo-of-him-at-kkk-rally-in-north-carolina-surfaces/
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Shadow Mod on November 12, 2015, 03:15:45 PM
http://myfox8.com/2015/09/05/police-officer-fired-after-photo-of-him-at-kkk-rally-in-north-carolina-surfaces/

Don't they have hoods for a reason?

Cop sure is a dipshit.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on November 13, 2015, 11:48:18 AM
http://www.msnbc.com/msnbc/driven-hospital-virginia-man-tased-shackled-and-dies-police-custody

He's still twitching, better tase him again. That'll learn him.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on November 13, 2015, 07:51:59 PM
Okay, so..

http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/11/09/nypd-detective-honored-with-challenge-coin-commemorating-four-justified-kills/

Yeah, like the rest of you, I find this shit incredibly disturbing.

Okay, yes, a justified shooting is a justified shooting, but commemorating them?   celebrating them?  Hell no guys, give your heads a shake.

However....



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isn't generally killing a person a kind of failure by cops to protect and serve,

Fuck that view.  That's fucking asinine.  The lawful, justified use of force by a police officer in the proper execution of his or her duties is neither a failure of that officer's duties to protect and serve, nor is it something to celebrate*.  (*unless that very use of force is in circumstances of protecting other members of the public, of course.....and for that particular officer to "celebrate" surviving a life and death situation, that sort of thing.)

The lawful use of force by police is simply an innate part of the job.  Nothing more.  Nothing less.



Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on November 13, 2015, 07:53:44 PM
http://allsp.com/s.php?episode=264&season=19

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2015/11/11/south-park-tackles-police-brutality-presents-a-world-without-racist-trigger-happy-cops.html

southpark on police shootings and isis  :lol

You’re the only cop this town needs, Barbrady. Now go shoot some kids  :lol
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Shadow Mod on November 13, 2015, 07:56:05 PM
Considering how quick to the trigger our boys are down here and how readily they're able to avoid any skepticism about it, I remain cynical of "justified" or "lawful use of force."

 :yeshrug
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on November 13, 2015, 08:26:38 PM
Considering how quick to the trigger our boys are down here and how readily they're able to avoid any skepticism about it, I remain cynical of "justified" or "lawful use of force."

 :yeshrug

Well, that's a gap in our respective perspectives that we just aren't going to be able to bridge.

I am all in favour of punishing bad police behaviour.  And I cringe every time a youtube video or news article appears with a clear-cut incident of a bad cop fucking things up for the rest of us.

But I will not get on board with the blanket previous sentiment.

The proper, lawful use of force is not a case of "police justice."  It is simply a  response to a subject's behaviour and threat level, to the responding officer or a member of the public, given the totality of circumstances.

It is no more a "failure" of one's duties when I chase and tackle a suspect I am attempting to arrest who runs away, than it is for an officer who ducks under the punch of a drunk bar patron who takes a swing at him and give a short elbow to the face in response, than it is for an officer who shoots a suspect who charges at him with a knife or pulls a gun on him.


Improper, unjustified use of force, on the other hand, deserves an entirely different treatment, of course.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brawndolicious on November 13, 2015, 09:33:23 PM
This is why I hope body camera adoption is rapid. Clears up exactly what happened and how fast it was. I don't think you can prevent every bad shooting but at least you can get rid of cops that use improper force.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on November 13, 2015, 09:39:40 PM
http://www.addictinginfo.org/2015/11/09/nypd-detective-honored-with-challenge-coin-commemorating-four-justified-kills/

isn't generally killing a person a kind of failure by cops to protect and serve, not an achievement?
http://nypost.com/2015/02/15/meet-the-most-decorated-detective-in-nypd-history/
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It was the bad old days of 1974, the South Bronx, and NYPD Detective Ralph Friedman and his partner, Robert De Matas, were working undercover, posing as cab drivers.

They watched a group of teens ask a man, Joaquin Castro, 37, for money. Castro turned them down.

“The kid called him a cheap bastard, so [Castro] pulls out a gun and shoots him right in front of us — his chest explodes,” Friedman recalled.

The cops sprinted after Castro along John Street, the killer firing at Friedman as he fled. De Matas tried to outflank him. Castro jumped behind cars and reloaded.

“I stop by a stoop, so I’m covered,” Friedman said. “I shoot at him. He shoots at me, I duck. He turns and shoots at my partner. Then he turns and shoots at me. Then he reloads again. I go to a second gun. I’m lining him up in my sights like I’m shooting at paper, and I’m like, ‘Why isn’t this guy going down?’

“My partner fires one round, and the guy grabs his shoulder. He goes down. I run up and am standing right over him, and he starts to lift his hand up, and I shoot him right in the head. That did it. He dropped the gun. His brains fell out onto the street. And when they get him downtown, would you believe I’d hit him like nine times — in a good grouping right around the belly?”

Friedman was given the Combat Cross, the department’s second-highest honor, for his actions.

For that battle, and the three other men he killed when they tried to murder him in the line of duty, Friedman gave himself something else, a tattoo on his right trigger finger that reads:

“Justified 4X.”
I like the left hand tattoo better:
(https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/150121_friedman_jcrice_65.jpg?quality=100&strip=all&w=1500)
 :american :usacry :american
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Joe Molotov on November 13, 2015, 09:42:57 PM
At least he didn't accidentally get JUSTIFIED on the wrong finger.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on December 01, 2015, 11:00:56 AM
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=de6_1448828975
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brob on December 02, 2015, 10:48:50 AM
http://henrycountyreport.com/blog/2015/12/01/leaked-documents-reveal-dothan-police-department-planted-drugs-on-young-black-men-for-years-district-attorney-doug-valeska-complicit/

 :beli
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on December 02, 2015, 05:33:06 PM
The only thing I'm surprised about is that this was actually uncovered and reported on.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on December 04, 2015, 01:21:48 PM
http://www.sfgate.com/crime/article/Man-shot-dead-by-S-F-cops-IDd-as-26-year-old-6673167.php#photo-9054615

He must have looked really dangerous to them. Feared for their lives, all of them.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on December 04, 2015, 07:38:08 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/QpsJ3uH.jpg)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on December 05, 2015, 02:37:48 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/ct-laquan-mcdonald-chicago-police-reports-met-20151204-story.html
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The reports, released by the city late Friday, show that Officer Jason Van Dyke and at least five other officers claim that the 17-year-old McDonald moved or turned threateningly toward officers, even though the video of the October 2014 shooting shows McDonald walking away, and the scenario sketched out by Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez in charging Van Dyke with murder contends he was walking away as well.

At least one patrol officer said McDonald was advancing on the officers in a menacing way and swung his knife at them in an "aggressive, exaggerated manner" before he was shot and killed. Officers claimed, too, that even after McDonald had been shot by Van Dyke, the teen tried to lift himself off the ground with the knife pointed toward the officers, and though he had been mortally wounded, still presented a threat.

The reports, a collection of handwritten statements from the night of the shooting, and follow-up reports in the days and months after, often refer to Van Dyke as VD and call him the victim. McDonald is O, for offender. Some are in police shorthand.

"VD believed O was attacking w/knife," said a report of Van Dyke's account. "Trying to kill VD. In defense of his life, VD backpedaled + fired. O fell to ground, continued to move/grasp knife. VD continued firing. O appeared to be attempting to get up, still holding knife. Pointing at VD."

The statements prompted police supervisors to rule McDonald's death a justifiable homicide just hours after he had been shot 16 times on South Pulaski Road and 41st Street.

With the video of the shooting as a backdrop, the reports — the first detailed accounts from the officers at the scene — offer a way to examine what Van Dyke and his colleagues say happened. Because they diverge so dramatically from the video, they suggest one possible avenue for additional investigation.

That video, which prompted the city to pay McDonald's family $5 million without it filing a wrongful death lawsuit, shows McDonald briskly walking down the middle of the street when Van Dyke fired from the teen's left side. In charging Van Dyke with first-degree murder, prosecutors said the officer opened fire six seconds after exiting his squad car, firing 16 rounds at McDonald in about 14 seconds as the teen was walking away, and was reloading when another officer told him to hold his fire. For 13 of those seconds, McDonald was already lying on the street, prosecutors said.

The video did not show McDonald lunging toward officers as some of them claimed, although there appears to be a silver object in McDonald's right hand. The autopsy on McDonald found that he had the drug PCP in his system.

The reports hint at how Van Dyke may try to defend his actions and explain a perceived threat. A day after the shooting, Van Dyke recalled a bulletin from the department that warned about knives that also shoot bullets. Included in the reports is a December 2012 bulletin about the knife, attributed to an unnamed "Midwest intelligence organization" that warned officers to "remain cognizant of its threat to personal safety."

Van Dyke also told an investigator that he was aware of the dangers of spring-loaded knives and was familiar with the so-called 21-foot-rule that suggests a suspect armed with an edged weapon can injure an officer from that distance.
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While some officers on the scene said in the reports that they did not see Van Dyke shoot McDonald, at least five corroborated Van Dyke's account. Walsh, for instance, said McDonald was advancing toward him and Van Dyke, swinging the knife combatively.

Walsh said in his account that he also drew his handgun, then came around the rear of the SUV to join Van Dyke.

Walsh said he repeatedly ordered McDonald to "drop the knife" as he approached the officers.

The report says Walsh was backing up as McDonald drew closer, swinging his knife at police officers — action that did not occur, according to the video the Emanuel administration made available after a judge ordered that it could no longer be kept from the public.

"Officer Walsh also backed up, attempting to maintain a safe distance between himself and McDonald," the reports state. "McDonald ignored the verbal direction given by both Walsh and Officer Van Dyke, and continued to advance toward the officers. When McDonald got within 12 to 15 feet of the officers, he swung the knife toward the officers in an aggressive manner."

Van Dyke opened fire and continued to shoot: "Van Dyke continued firing his weapon at McDonald continued moving on the ground, attempting to get up, while still armed with the knife."

Walsh, according to the reports, did not shoot because Van Dyke was in his line of fire. But he was certain McDonald posed a threat to the officers.

"Officer Walsh said he believed McDonald was attacking Walsh and Officer Van Dyke with the knife and attempting to kill them when the shots were fired," the reports state.

The reports say that when McDonald stopped moving, Walsh kicked the knife away.

"Threat eliminated," the report states.
PDFs: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-pdfs-laquan-mcdonald-police-report-20151204-htmlstory.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on December 08, 2015, 11:17:37 AM
http://www.rawstory.com/2015/12/they-shot-the-wrong-guy-wisconsin-cops-accused-of-shooting-hostage-who-was-suing-them-for-50-million/

Uh, shit happens? :idont
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brawndolicious on December 20, 2015, 02:09:09 PM
https://youtu.be/6I-Xg-Ga1a8

Two LAPD officers try to stop a guy for biking while wearing headphones and he flees. They catch him and have him on the ground at which point it seems like he had a gun which they take away and put to the side. He's wrestling on the ground while they try to handcuff him and one officer accidentally shoots his partner with what appears to be his own service weapon. Then they both shoot the guy several times in the back while he's laying face down and begging not to be shot since he didn't fire the gun.

You don't have to watch it it's pretty bad. But it looks like a clear case of a situation deteriorating from a firearm accident to a cold blooded murder while several witnesses are watching and shouting from their windows.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on December 20, 2015, 02:35:25 PM
Watched it.  Honestly I don't blame the cops, if you go around with a concealed gun (and then had a gun in your hand by the looks of it), its your fault if a cop shoots you, even if you didn't shoot.  I have no sympathy for that.

And of course he tried to flee from the cops for a minor thing, he had a gun on him. 

I do have sympathy for the cops here, if you were shot and the dude is still struggling and you have no idea how bad your wound is and the situation seems out of control you might panic too and kill the guy.  I'd hope that police wouldn't do that but I completely understand why it would happen and don't think its just simple retaliation.   When you shot a guy five times I have less sympathy. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brawndolicious on December 20, 2015, 03:29:03 PM
It looked like they were totally confused for a few seconds until the guy explained he couldn't have fired the gun and then it turns into murder. Presumably because they didn't want to get in trouble for handling the arrest/weapons incorrectly.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on December 22, 2015, 02:59:57 PM
http://www.torontosun.com/2015/12/22/good-samaritans-beaten-carjacked-after-stopping-to-help-crash-victims

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They were arrested in North Battleford, Sask., following a police chase that started in the north end of Saskatoon.

wow, that's like a 2 hour chase at 110km/h
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on December 22, 2015, 04:16:26 PM
https://i.imgur.com/s1IaLcd.jpg
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mandark on December 24, 2015, 12:40:49 AM
An Unbelievable Story of Rape (https://www.propublica.org/article/false-rape-accusations-an-unbelievable-story)

Really great long-form crime journalism, and a story including both some pretty crappy and really impressive policework.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on December 24, 2015, 02:20:49 AM
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“But it was so strange because I sat down next to her, and she was telling me what happened, and I got this — I’m a big Law & Order fan, and I just got this really weird feeling,” Peggy says. “It was like, I felt like she was telling me the script of a Law & Order story.”

This is probably almost as big a problem as cops pressuring victims to recant using threats of imprisonment. Watching Law & Order does not make you a crime expert, not everyone reacts to severe trauma the way people in TV shows and movies do.

"This seems like a lie. I can tell from how she's acting and from seeing quite a few episodes of Law & Order in my time."
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mandark on December 24, 2015, 02:36:20 AM
Yeah, TV looms large in people's perceptions and expectations of crime and policing.  I've heard multiple cops and prosecutors say that juries expect straight-line explanations of motive, when a solid case is much more likely to be based on physical evidence.

In this case I think there's something beyond that.  There's an expectation of some kind of Perfect Victim, who will report the crime and submit to questioning and physical examination immediately, remembering details and not being confused despite showing clear, outward signs of emotional trauma.  Also one with no criminal record, history of mental illness, erratic behavior after the fact, etc.  (TRIGGER WARNING: SJW LANGUAGE) When you're looking for excuses to not believe women about their own experiences, it's a sign of internalized sexism, the same way trying to find reasons that an unarmed black youth deserved to be shot is a sign of racism.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brawndolicious on December 24, 2015, 11:36:04 AM
When you get to the part about why the rapist did the crimes, it shows that these types of predators think in a different way than normal people and no one can know what the reaction of a particular victim would be like in such a situation. And why you shouldn't expect a crime like this to have a logical reason.

That police department found 20% of their rape cases unfounded (5 times the national average) which suggests the department lacks the experience and training for this type of crime.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on December 26, 2015, 04:09:48 AM
http://www.sheriffs.org/content/impact-new-federal-budget-asset-forfeiture-program
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on December 26, 2015, 09:54:52 AM
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From this rescission to the early release of thousands of federal inmates to the restrictions on surplus military equipment available to state and local law enforcement, the safety and security of our communities is being put at risk.

:heh
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on December 26, 2015, 12:07:42 PM
I also love how they always mention terrorism first, then crime.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on December 26, 2015, 12:23:27 PM
But if you take away the ability of local police to seize and then keep the personal property of people who haven't even been charged with a crime, you're just playing right into ISIS's devilish hands!
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mandark on December 28, 2015, 04:00:49 PM
No indictment in the Tamir Rice shooting.

If these are all kind of blurring together for you like they are for me, that's the one where the 12 year old with the toy gun was shot within 2 seconds of police arriving on the scene.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Human Snorenado on December 28, 2015, 04:54:40 PM
I'm sure libertarians would be more upset if a CVS was shot
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on December 28, 2015, 05:31:17 PM
No indictment in the Tamir Rice shooting.

If these are all kind of blurring together for you like they are for me, that's the one where the 12 year old with the toy gun was shot within 2 seconds of police arriving on the scene.

Welcome to America: where white people can parade around Wal-Mart with AR-15s slung over their shoulders, but black kids are shot in 2 seconds for carrying around a toy gun.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Positive Touch on December 28, 2015, 11:46:52 PM
... and not charged, not even fired. it's fucking amazing how lack of responsibility and punishment trickled all the way down since the enron days. long as you got an excuse you're in the clear.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on December 28, 2015, 11:53:00 PM
You will get in more trouble if you accidentally discharge your weapon into the ground than if you purposely point it at a black child holding a toy and fire.

:confused
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on December 29, 2015, 12:13:33 AM
You see, the kid looked much older and hence more dangerous. They thought the gun was totes real, too, that's why they drove right up to him and Chief Wiggums first action was to stumble out the door and shoot him in the gut. Can't ever be too careful.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on December 31, 2015, 07:19:27 PM
http://www.rawstory.com/2015/12/horrifying-video-shows-cops-sic-k-9-on-infant-daughter-of-a-man-they-mistook-for-a-suspect/
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on December 31, 2015, 07:23:45 PM
"Solid police work, guys, could've been worse."

 :mindblown
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on January 05, 2016, 04:23:25 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zK4Y9gcmhDM

SMH
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Tasty on January 08, 2016, 03:38:21 PM
Boston police officer shot in Dorchester (http://www.bostonglobe.com/2016/01/08/boston-police-officer-shot-dorchester/4jiOdAMIJ6snNYdXebQknL/story.html)

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“He is out on probation and he is out selling drugs, and that’s why he was pulled over,’’ Evans said in a news conference at the hospital.

Evans said police had boxed Headley’s car in and were moving to arrest him, but still had not unholstered their weapons. Headley jumped out of his vehicle and opened fire “unprovoked,’’ leading the officer to return fire, Evans said.

The other officers accompanying the wounded officer chased Headley on foot across Rosseter Street and onto Geneva Avenue, where he was wrestled to the ground and taken into custody without another shot being fired, Evans said.

The commissioner emphasized that point: Officers who had just seen one of their own shot by an armed suspect took him into custody without using deadly force.

 :american
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on January 09, 2016, 12:42:37 PM
http://www.fox32chicago.com/news/71286102-story
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on January 12, 2016, 05:03:26 PM
http://i.imgur.com/jkPyFhN.gifv

:lol
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on January 29, 2016, 03:48:51 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EvdDGHEOjIQ
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: seagrams hotsauce on January 29, 2016, 05:16:35 PM
lmao what a dumb piece of shit, was there any comment from the NYPD? Same dude goes on to punch the kid in the head while his skull is pressed to the ground, what justification for this shit did they cook up?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on January 29, 2016, 06:13:42 PM
http://i.imgur.com/jkPyFhN.gifv

:lol

Officer: "Okay, so I'm going to search you now.   Do you have anything on you I need to worry about?  Anything sharp?   Anything that's going to poke or prick me?"

Suspect: "......:teehee"
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on January 31, 2016, 12:20:16 AM
http://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-michael-picard-dui-protest-arrest-20160128-story.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on January 31, 2016, 01:09:20 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/29/us/pennsylvania-ciara-meyer-shooting-father-charged/index.html

The title confused me enough that I read the whole thing, and now I'm just sad. I know that father has been through a lot, but I still want to punch him in the face.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brob on January 31, 2016, 10:16:28 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i7WGzB7w1E

Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on February 01, 2016, 10:59:21 PM
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/7/71/1292856/cops-say-aclu-effect-drives-spike-gun-violence

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Authorities last year suggested Chicago’s spike in gun violence in 2015 was due to the “Ferguson effect” — cops afraid to do their jobs because of the scrutiny following the shooting of a black teenager by a white officer in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri.

But with Chicago now plagued with an even steeper rise in fatal shootings in January, compared with the same period of 2015, street cops are offering a new reason: the “ACLU effect.”

They say the Chicago Police Department’s pact with the American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois to monitor police stops in greater detail is prompting officers to stop policing, leaving the streets to the criminals and leading to the spike in gun violence.

Starting in January, officers have been required to fill out two-page forms documenting every stop of a citizen for everything from traffic violations to investigative stops. They ask for much more information than the previous one-page “contact cards” officers filled out.

In interviews with officers and sergeants over the past month, a common theme has emerged: Cops say they have avoided making many of the stops they would have routinely done last year.

...

Meantime, January 2016 was the deadliest first month of the year since 2001, according to a Chicago Sun-Times review of homicide records. At least 50 murders were recorded through 6 a.m. Sunday — most the result of shootings on the West and South Sides.

...

One sergeant in a South Side police district attributed the latest wave of violence to criminals becoming emboldened by what they see as officers being hamstrung by the intense scrutiny over police practices since the video of an officer fatally shooting Laquan McDonald was made public in November.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on February 01, 2016, 11:09:56 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh62SjGdI0s
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on February 07, 2016, 04:40:20 PM
http://i.imgur.com/3ApH59E.png

:lol

they are commenting on a lacross game
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on February 14, 2016, 09:59:58 AM
http://justice.gawker.com/nypd-has-a-plan-to-magically-turn-anyone-it-wants-into-1684017767

Yeah, sure. Whatever could go wrong...
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Beezy on February 14, 2016, 11:36:08 AM
What the fuck? They don't have enough power already?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on February 14, 2016, 03:02:23 PM
Resisting arrest is one of the most BS charges that the cops can hit somebody with. It's the "we don't have an actual charge against you, so we'll try to arrest you for no reason and then say that were resisting your arrest" charge.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on February 14, 2016, 10:42:02 PM
http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/news/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/news/canada/quebec-police-officer-shot-and-killed-in-line-of-duty-after-responding-to-domestic-call-in-lac-simon&pubdate=2016-02-14

Six months on, shot rolling up to a domestic call.  No chance...  :-\
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on February 14, 2016, 10:58:05 PM
:(
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brawndolicious on February 14, 2016, 11:16:17 PM
Similar thing happened in Santa Cruz when I lived there. It's a small town and two officers ended up dead (plus the shooter) so the whole city mourned. It's just impossible to be prepared for an ambush even when you know you're going to a scene like that.

Shit that guy was younger than me. :(
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on February 15, 2016, 01:04:47 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9kOiaXN-egg&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Purrp Skirrp on February 16, 2016, 12:54:30 AM
http://i.imgur.com/o5cvs3n.gifv
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Purrp Skirrp on February 16, 2016, 01:01:56 AM
From 2014, but this was big news in my area.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrRjRXOZT5k

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http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Sergeant-in-slapping-video-due-in-court-Tuesday-6125415.php

A former police officer who slapped a man during a traffic stop and pleaded guilty to official misconduct was fined, but the judge declined to sentence him to probation.

Shawn R. Glans, a former Saratoga County sheriff's sergeant, pleaded guilty Tuesday to the misdemeanor as well as harassment, a violation.

Town Justice Lester Wormuth rejected the prosecution's request to sentence Glans to three years of probation. The judge instead ordered Glans to pay $1,505 in fines by May 21 and stay away from Colin Fitch for a year.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on February 20, 2016, 08:38:38 AM
Lest you all think there's no "what the fuck?!" behaviour going on in my own organization: (Oh God, the bad behaviour that has gone on in my organization  :-\)


http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/rcmp-canadian-police-college-review-1.3453903

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One of the officers suspended Wednesday is RCMP Staff Sgt. Bruno Solesme, who used to be the unit manager. Solesme had already been disciplined for nudity in the workplace, specifically one instance where he was seen lying naked across the desk of a colleague. He was suspended with pay for several months in 2014 before an internal adjudication board formally issued a reprimand and docked him seven days' pay.

The other man suspended this week is a civilian member of the RCMP and a former Canadian Forces Joint Task Force member, Marco Calandrini. He was docked five days' pay for walking around the office stark naked on a regular basis.

...

Good friends, the two men were reportedly fond of not only posing completely nude on each other's desks in a purported effort to shock each other but also allegedly simulated oral sex in the office.

All four former staff members told CBC about similar instances where Calandrini appeared naked in the corridors or announced he had just shaved his genitals before dumping the contents of his electric razor onto the table they all shared at mealtimes.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on February 20, 2016, 09:28:13 AM
You know what, every organization has shits like this, what I don't get is why they weren't just immediately fired (the first time).  This suspension with pay crap when it seems pretty obvious that lots of bad behavior has gone on is really the thing that taints the RCMP name.  Its not that they had bad employees, its that they haven't handled the situation (multiple times). 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on February 20, 2016, 09:53:59 AM
Less serious than most stories posted here, but amusing since it involves my old high school:

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The mayor of Achille, who's been in legal trouble with his town before, is back in the hot seat, but this time in connection with his job as a Bryan County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

Achille mayor, Shane Guhl is once again under scrutiny, leaving his town's people with mixed emotions.

Back in 2009 he was fired from his position as mayor, and later sued his town for wrongful termination, and won.

He was also Achilles’ police chief, and was let go twice.

Guhl is now accused of having an inappropriate affair with a school teacher.

...

Guhl has worked as a deputy for the Bryan County Sheriff's Office for over two years.

Last year, he was hired as the resource officer for Achille Public Schools, but is now being investigated by the Bryan County Sheriff's Office over an alleged affair with a teacher in the school system.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on February 23, 2016, 11:26:22 PM
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Miami FOP Lodge# 20 – Boycotting Beyoncé’s Miami Concert
 
The Miami Fraternal Order of Police has voted to have all law enforcement officers boycott Beyoncé’s concert which is being held at the Miami Marlins Stadium on Wednesday, April 26, 2016. The fact that Beyoncé used this year’s Super Bowl to divide American s by promoting the Black Panthers and her antipolice message shows how she does not support law enforcement.

I was one of the tens of thousands of law enforcement officers that didn’t watch the Super Bowl halftime show out of respect for our profession. On another day while flipping through the television channels, I did mistakenly watch her "Formation” video that shows scenes of a young black boy dancing in front of  police in riot gear, who signal their surrender by putting their hands up, referencing the "Hands up, don't shoot" anthem of the Black Lives Matter movement inspired by the 2014 death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. I challenge Beyoncé to review the eighty-six page report written by the United States Department of Justice on the death investigation of Michael Brown. As quoted by a witness that was  interviewed by investigators, Witness 108 refused to provide additional details to either county or federal authorities, citing community sentiment to support a “hands up” surrender narrative as his reason to remain silent. He explained that he would rather go to jail than testify before the county grand jury. As detailed throughout the USDOJ report, those hands up, don’t shoot accounts are inaccurate because they are inconsistent with the physical and forensic evidence. Countless others contradicted or recanted their accounts of what transpired. Hands up, don't shoot was built on a lie.

While Beyoncé physically saluted the 50th anniversary of the Black Panthers movement at the Super Bowl, I salute NYPD Officer Richard Rainey, who succumbed to his injuries on February 16, 2016 from  being shot by two Black Panthers who he had pulled over in a traffic stop. I also salute the dozens of law enforcement officers that have been assassinated by members of the Black Panthers.

We ask all law enforcement labor organizations to join our boycott across the country and to boycott all of her concerts.

Fraternally,
Javier Ortiz, President Miami Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge #20

He also tweeted this  :lol
(http://img.huffingtonpost.com/asset/scalefit_630_noupscale/56c6343a1500002b000b052d.jpeg)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mandark on February 23, 2016, 11:30:40 PM
https://twitter.com/greg_doucette/status/702177685435383808

Starts a series of 40 tweets by a defense attorney.  Not a huge story, but worth reading.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on February 23, 2016, 11:45:01 PM
If you spin those images fast enough those skid marks become clear 360 degree circles. And his mom probably used angles and mirrors to hide parts of them. I think we should wait for the facts to come in.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on March 01, 2016, 05:33:21 PM
Listening to this now

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/581/anatomy-of-doubt

very heart breaking
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mandark on March 01, 2016, 05:43:14 PM
Listening to this now

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/581/anatomy-of-doubt

very heart breaking

Pretty sure this is an audio version of something I posted last page:

An Unbelievable Story of Rape (https://www.propublica.org/article/false-rape-accusations-an-unbelievable-story)

Really great long-form crime journalism, and a story including both some pretty crappy and really impressive policework.


It's almost like a Goofus and Gallant of how to handle sexual assault cases.  Alternately hopeful and depressing.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mods Help on March 01, 2016, 05:48:16 PM
thought this was a bump about the police who had a 45 minute 'standoff" with a black couple sleeping in a car
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on March 01, 2016, 06:05:30 PM
Listening to this now

http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/581/anatomy-of-doubt

very heart breaking

Pretty sure this is an audio version of something I posted last page:

An Unbelievable Story of Rape (https://www.propublica.org/article/false-rape-accusations-an-unbelievable-story)

Really great long-form crime journalism, and a story including both some pretty crappy and really impressive policework.


It's almost like a Goofus and Gallant of how to handle sexual assault cases.  Alternately hopeful and depressing.

It is.  But actually hearing the victim makes it so much worse. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on March 09, 2016, 08:13:28 AM
http://www.nationalpost.com/m/wp/news/blog.html?b=news.nationalpost.com/news/ontario-cop-steers-his-cruiser-into-path-of-runaway-trailer-to-stop-it-from-speeding-into-highway-traffic&pubdate=2016-03-09
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Brehvolution on March 09, 2016, 11:38:46 AM
Less serious than most stories posted here, but amusing since it involves my old high school:

Quote
The mayor of Achille, who's been in legal trouble with his town before, is back in the hot seat, but this time in connection with his job as a Bryan County Sheriff’s Office deputy.

Achille mayor, Shane Guhl is once again under scrutiny, leaving his town's people with mixed emotions.

Back in 2009 he was fired from his position as mayor, and later sued his town for wrongful termination, and won.

He was also Achilles’ police chief, and was let go twice.

Guhl is now accused of having an inappropriate affair with a school teacher.

...

Guhl has worked as a deputy for the Bryan County Sheriff's Office for over two years.

Last year, he was hired as the resource officer for Achille Public Schools, but is now being investigated by the Bryan County Sheriff's Office over an alleged affair with a teacher in the school system.

Looks like he is Achille's heel.  :doge
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on March 15, 2016, 06:32:56 AM
http://boingboing.net/2016/03/14/video-shows-fort-worth-cop-pep.html

What is it with cops and pepper spray this week?

In what reality does pepper spraying into traffic seem like he's pursuing fulfillment of his duty as a peace officer?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on March 16, 2016, 12:31:34 AM
http://www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/103978708-story

This is kind of whiny to post here, but it is a cop acting outside his purview: Dickhead FL sheriff gets lippy about how he'd arrest Tim Cook if Apple refused to hand over the crypto keys in a case he's investigating. The whole thing is just a fantasy scenario, but the idea that the cop would lock someone up over something which is still a long ways away from being proven able to be legally compelled. Part of me wants something like this to happen, so he can have a wrongful arrest suit be filed and have the shit sued out of his back-assward state, county, and personal accounts. Huff and puff, little man.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on March 18, 2016, 06:41:48 AM
Most badass woman officer on earth:

(http://i.imgur.com/OfzujVk.jpg)

115-lbs SWAT member ran LA marathon in full gear.  :o

(http://i.imgur.com/pNNjThF.jpg)

http://www.policemag.com/channel/swat/news/2016/03/04/video-lapd-officer-ran-l-a-marathon-in-full-tactical-gear.aspx

https://www.dvidshub.net/news/191467/lapd-cal-guard-officer-gears-up-good-cause-kristina-tudor-runs-la-marathon-full-tactical-uniform#.VuvZY_krKUl
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on March 26, 2016, 02:28:07 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PfLmeSf7Adc&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on March 26, 2016, 03:19:33 PM
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/03/video-clears-texas-man-of-assaulting-cop-did-police-commit-perjury/
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on April 08, 2016, 01:13:58 PM
http://imgur.com/KLAL6g8

:lol
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on April 21, 2016, 12:49:13 PM
Quote from: http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/zacchaeus-crawford-murfreesboro-kids-arrested
Several children between the ages of 6 and 11 were led out of a Tennessee elementary school in handcuffs Friday after video surfaced online of a schoolyard tussle, WKRN reported.

According to the local news station, the fight broke out during a pickup basketball game off-campus. After reviewing the video, police took the kids into custody at Hobgood Elementary School in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and charged them with criminal responsibility for the acts of another.

Local Rev. James McCarroll, joined by outraged parents in a packed Sunday community meeting, told the Tennessean that the kids were charged for not intervening to stop the fight.

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Zacchaeus Crawford told WKRN that three of his five children, ages 9, 10, and 11, were arrested. He said he raised his children to avoid “the system,” but they were thrust into legal trouble anyway—even though two of his kids weren’t even present at the game.

 :sheik
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mandark on April 21, 2016, 02:19:29 PM
I was trying to make sense of that story.  Then I was like "Oh, it's TN and the kids must be black."  Yup.

 :-\
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on May 03, 2016, 11:31:18 AM
https://gfycat.com/QuerulousGrayGardensnake
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on May 11, 2016, 01:56:36 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KjtGkrxnKA8

Get out your patriotic cliche bingo cards
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on May 11, 2016, 09:00:20 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZSb00oSzuY&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on May 14, 2016, 11:14:53 AM
This one is slightly more of a judge related isolated incident:
https://reason.com/blog/2016/05/11/arkansas-trooper-steals-20000-because-no
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In July 2013, while driving through Arkansas on his way to Texas, Espinoza was pulled over by a state trooper who discovered a large amount of cash in the car, which he viewed as inherently suspicious. The money was seized and eventually forfeited based on vague allegations of drug-related activity. But there's a twist: There was so little evidence of such activity that local prosecutors decided to drop the forfeiture case. The judge would not let them, and last week a state appeals court declined to review that astounding decision because Espinoza had missed a filing deadline.

It's not clear why Arkansas State Police Sgt. Dennis Overton decided to stop Espinoza, who was traveling with his girlfriend, Priscila Hernandez. The legal justification for pulling Espinoza over was missing from the state's September 2013 forfeiture complaint, which referred without explanation to "the traffic stop," and from Circuit Court Judge Chris Williams' September 2014 order authorizing permanent confiscation of the money, which said only that the stop was "proper." In his response to the forfeiture complaint, Espinoza argued that the stop was illegal, so it would be nice to know what the rationale for it was.
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After the stop, Judge Williams said, a "State of Arkansas drug dog was transported to the site in order to conduct a search of the vehicle." That's a revealing way of putting it, since according to the Supreme Court walking a drug-sniffing dog around a car does not qualify as a search. But if the dog "alerts" to the car, the Court says, that alone supplies probable cause for a search. So what Williams evidently meant was that Sgt. Overton requested a drug dog on the assumption that it would give him the permission he needed to search the car. But according to Williams, "It is obvious from the tape [of the traffic stop] that the dog did not alert on the vehicle at the scene of the stop."

Undeterred, Overton asked for permission to search the car, which Espinoza supposedly granted—a pretty suspicious sequence of events. Why bother bringing in a drug dog to justify searching a car if the driver is willing to give his consent? In any case, Williams said, "the dog alerted on a computer bag," inside which Overton found $19,894 in cash, mostly wrapped in $1,000 bundles. Overton found no contraband, drug paraphernalia, or any other sign of illegal activity. But as far as he was concerned, the cash itself was conclusive evidence that Espinoza was involved in drug trafficking.

"I've worked this interstate for the last eight years," Overton told Espinoza, according to the transcript of the dashcam video, which Williams appended to his order. "Half of my career I've spent out here. OK? Nobody—nobody—carries their money like that but one person. OK? People that deal with drugs, and deliver drugs. That's it. Nobody else. Nobody."
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Espinoza, who had no criminal record and was never charged in this case, said the money came from years of construction work, and he later presented checks, receipts, and tax forms to substantiate that income. He said he took the money with him to Memphis because he was planning to buy a 4x4 truck there. But he was not happy with the advertised vehicle, so he did not complete the purchase. He offered to show Overton text messages he had exchanged with the truck seller and said his boss, whom he offered to call, would vouch for him. Overton, already convinced of Espinoza's guilt, was not interested.

Aside from the existence of the cash and the police dog's purported alert to the computer bag, the forfeiture complaint offered no evidence that Espinoza was dealing or delivering drugs. It simply asserted that "the currency was being used for drug trafficking, to further the manufacture of a controlled substance or...to facilitate the violation of Arkansas Code Annotated Section 5-64-536," which criminalizes possessing with intent to deliver marijuana or any other "Schedule VI controlled substance."
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someone at the Hot Spring County Prosecuting Attorney's Office had second thoughts about this case. "The Plaintiff has decided not to pursue the forfeiture of the currency," Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Teresa Howell said in a May 2014 motion, "and the In Rem Complaint should be dismissed without prejudice." Amazingly, Judge Williams went ahead with the forfeiture anyway, making the state's case for it by citing snatches of Spanish conversation between Espinoza and Hernandez that can be heard in the dashcam video.

The transcript of that conversation shows Espinoza was anxious that Overton would find the cash, which is either evidence of his criminal culpability or perfectly understandable in light of what ultimately happened to his money. It also shows Espinoza talking to his girlfriend about their trip to Graceland and his plan to buy a truck in Memphis, which Williams read as rehearsal of a cover story but which could also be taken at face value.
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Williams counted that nervousness as additional evidence of Espinoza's involvement in drug trafficking. After all, why would an innocent person be nervous when confronted by an armed agent of the state intent on searching his vehicle, implicating him in drug crimes, and seizing anything of value he might find? At the same time, Williams suggested that Espinoza was not nervous enough: "It is very obvious that Mr. Espinoza, during the whole stop which was filmed, was very stoic." Williams concluded that the state, which was no longer trying to prove its case, nevertheless had succeeded by meeting the "preponderance of the evidence" standard for civil forfeiture in Arkansas, meaning it was more likely than not that the money had something to do with illegal drugs.
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The state appeals court declined to consider any of those issues because Espinoza missed the 30-day deadline for challenging Williams' decision and the 10-day deadline for extending the 30-day deadline. While concurring in that result, Judge Waymond Brown wrote separately to highlight the injustice Espinoza had suffered:
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In his order, the judge noted statements such as, "What are we going to do? They just found the money," and "Please don't find it, please don't find it" in determining that both Mr. Espinoza and his companion "knew that this illicit money was hauled down the road." Absent from the same order was the obvious language barrier that existed between Mr. Espinoza and the arresting officer, the officer's insistence that he had been a state trooper for sixteen years and there was only one reason someone would carry that much cash in his vehicle, the officer's apparent refusal to be shown text messages between Mr. Espinoza and the person from whom he said he wished to buy a truck, or even Mr. Espinoza's companion's statement, "You didn't tell me you had that money. You just told me we were coming to buy a truck."

Meanwhile, Mr. Espinoza presented the trial court with numerous paychecks from various construction jobs, as well as tax documents evidencing his argument that the money was lawfully earned. Nevertheless, the trial judge ordered forfeiture of the nearly $20,000. In response to Mr. Espinoza’s motion for reconsideration, the judge simply stated, "The Defendant’s Motion to Reconsider is denied and without merit." He gave no further explanation. I am of the belief that unsubstantiated suspicions are not just cause for circumventing established judicial practices.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on May 14, 2016, 11:41:07 AM
The asset forfeiture program is such a scam. I can't believe more people aren't outraged by it.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on May 25, 2016, 04:06:32 AM
http://abcnews.go.com/US/park-police-investigate-arrests-dancing-jefferson-memorial/story?id=13720498

Dancing. Choke-slammed for dancing. "Land of the Free" :lol
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on May 25, 2016, 09:32:15 AM
The judge's reasoning is gold. :heh
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on May 25, 2016, 10:34:07 AM
The judge's reasoning is gold. :heh
District Judge. I'm hoping to see this go further up the chain.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on June 09, 2016, 01:59:24 PM
http://www.news9.com/story/32168555/ohp-uses-new-device-to-seize-money-used-during-the-commission-of-a-crime :usacry

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It shows the state is paying ERAD Group Inc., $5,000 for the software and scanners, then 7.7 percent of all the cash the highway patrol seizes.
:comeon :comeon :comeon
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on June 12, 2016, 09:11:22 AM
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Here's how it works. If a trooper suspects a person may have money tied to some type of crime, the highway patrol can scan and seize money from prepaid cards.  OHP stresses troopers do not do this during all traffic stops, only situations where they believe there is probable cause.

"We're gonna look for different factors in the way that you're acting,” Oklahoma Highway Patrol Lt. John Vincent said. “We're gonna look for if there's a difference in your story. If there's someway that we can prove that you're falsifying information to us about your business."

Troopers insist this isn't just about seizing cash. 

"I know that a lot of people are just going to focus on the seizing money. That's a very small thing that' s happening now. The largest part that we have found ... the biggest benefit has been the identity theft," Vincent said.

"If you can prove can prove that you have a legitimate reason to have that money it will be given back to you. And we've done that in the past," Vincent said about any money seized.

State Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, said that removes due process and the belief that a suspect is presumed innocent until proven guilty. He said we've already seen cases in Oklahoma where police are abusing the system.

"We've seen single mom's stuff be taken, a cancer survivor his drugs taken, we saw a Christian band being taken. We've seen innocent people's stuff being taken. We've seen where the money goes and how it's been misspent," Loveless said.

Loveless plans to introduce legislation next session that would require a conviction before any assets could be seized.
I hope this bastard gets beaten in the primaries before he literally handcuffs our first line of defense against criminals. (No Democrat is running in the general election it seems, a Libertarian might.)

Typical, he's got a hysterical crime frenzied wife:
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Summer Loveless, 38, wife of Oklahoma State Senator Kyle Loveless, was arrested after police say she was uncooperative during a traffic stop.

Police said Loveless was speeding along l-44, near Northwest Expressway. She was allegedly changing lanes and following too closely to other vehicles.

An officer tried to pull her over, but she allegedly kept driving for about another mile. She, then, exited May Ave. and pulled into a Lowe's parking lot.

Authorities said, when the officer approached her car, Loveless had her window rolled up, made a gesture to the officer signaling for him to wait, then, proceeded to send a text message.

Eventually, the officer talked with the senator's wife and found out she was driving with a suspended license.

"At this point, the driver had her radio turned up apparently loud. The officer tried three different times to get her attention. Finally, she turned the radio back down and was able to make contact with the officer," Capt. Paco Balderrama Oklahoma City Police Dept. "Initially, the driver was not cooperative... continued to argue with the officer, but subsequently, was placed under arrest."

Loveless faces charges of driving under suspension, two counts of following too closely, and one count of obstructing an officer.

In a Facebook post, Loveless ranted about how she claims she was treated in the Oklahoma County Jail, saying she was "psychologically and sexually abused."
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on July 07, 2016, 01:03:50 AM
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/king-don-sense-police-killing-alton-sterling-article-1.2700578

So, do we not have an Alton Sterling thread?

This just seems insane.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Positive Touch on July 07, 2016, 01:21:23 AM
already there's another video of a police shooting  circulating as of an hour ago.  man was in the car with his family, reached for his id, police shot him. his wife recorded the video.

police in this country are out of fucking control. we're approaching 600 ppl shot and killed by cops so far this year, and that doesn't even include shit like the constant stream of stories about ppl who just suddenly decided to kill themselves in police custody. our whole damn justice system is racist trash and always has been, and it's gonna rip our country to shreds (not that i mind) if they don't clamp down on it hard asap.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on July 07, 2016, 01:38:42 AM
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BREAKING: #AltonSterling Was Child Raping Dead Beat Dad Who Owed $25,000+ in Child Support, Not Good “Father of Five”
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Yet another narrative exploded… No, Alton Sterling wasn’t a good dad at all.

One of the lies currently being peddled about pedophile gang banger Alton Sterling is that he was a good father.

In fact Sterling was a dead beat dad who owned over $25,000 in child support, according to court records from the state of Louisiana.
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Controversial riot instigator (and allegedly CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey’s boyfriend) Deray The Gay McKesson made a big deal about Sterling’s death in an altercation with police.

Is McKesson admitting to being a pedophile too? Let’s hope not. We wouldn’t want another pedophile in Black Lives Matter movement. It’s becoming a trend.
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Let’s sum it up: A convicted pedophile with previous charges ranging from drugs to illegal firearms. The police were called because he was pointing a gun at people in the parking lot.

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Dommy • 3 hours ago
Thank You, Baton Rouge Police officers, for your service to mankind.

GoodNews ✓Orthodox 4Trump  Dommy • 3 hours ago
Let God handle it from here.

Dommy  GoodNews ✓Orthodox 4Trump • 3 hours ago
Oh, He will! Of that you can be certain.
No parole either -- forever.

Hotlanta Mike  Dommy • 3 hours ago
Another one bites the dust...

Libtards Lie  Dommy • 3 hours ago
Amen.

Niccolo' Machiavelli  Dommy • 8 minutes ago
DOJ to investigate civil rights violations?
Why was this pedophile roaming the streets? The police did a great job, no mercy for pedophiles: that's my line in the sand, when you cross it you have given up your rights!
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Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on July 07, 2016, 01:44:49 AM
already there's another video of a police shooting  circulating as of an hour ago.  man was in the car with his family, reached for his id, police shot him. his wife recorded the video.

police in this country are out of fucking control. we're approaching 600 ppl shot and killed by cops so far this year, and that doesn't even include shit like the constant stream of stories about ppl who just suddenly decided to kill themselves in police custody. our whole damn justice system is racist trash and always has been, and it's gonna rip our country to shreds (not that i mind) if they don't clamp down on it hard asap.

http://boingboing.net/2016/07/06/falconheights-philando-casti.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Bebpo on July 07, 2016, 02:11:09 AM
Jesus fucking christ.  It's been too much for fucking ever.  I don't even have anything to say in these threads.  Let's get some shit on ballots to change the whole system from square one.  If a black president can't even change things though, goddamnit, it's going to be a long climb.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on July 07, 2016, 08:01:17 AM
Complies, gets shot for it. This is going to keep happening so long as the police walk away from all of their mistakes (or 'mistakes', as the case may be). What would the story look like without video?

I can remember another case where a guy got shot for complying. The state trooper in question lost his job over it, though I don't know if he faced any charges.

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a bunch of human refuse
How much crying would there be about due process and constitutional rights from the very same cunts if this had been a white guy? Or is is this just the frontier justice mentality, where finding out that the victim 'deserved' it overrides any and all expected standards in a civilized society?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mandark on July 07, 2016, 08:12:39 AM
I think what really makes those bad cases so bad is how quickly and completely other cops and cop organizations circle the wagons around those bad apples and try to prevent any action being taken. I understand that it's a brotherhood and all that, but some cops just don't deserve that kind of protection.

From the first page of the thread.

Not just fellow police, but huge (mostly white) swaths of the public, too.  People going out of their way and looking for reasons to defend and justify black people getting killed.  Any lack of compliance, any past misbehavior, anything to show the victim was "not an angel" as if only angels deserve to not be shot.

The number of police officers killing civilians may be small, but the number of people rallying to them and protecting them from consequences is huge.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Phoenix Dark on July 07, 2016, 08:38:22 AM
already there's another video of a police shooting  circulating as of an hour ago.  man was in the car with his family, reached for his id, police shot him. his wife recorded the video.

police in this country are out of fucking control. we're approaching 600 ppl shot and killed by cops so far this year, and that doesn't even include shit like the constant stream of stories about ppl who just suddenly decided to kill themselves in police custody. our whole damn justice system is racist trash and always has been, and it's gonna rip our country to shreds (not that i mind) if they don't clamp down on it hard asap.
not only that, he told the officer ahead of time that he was simply reaching for his ID.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on July 07, 2016, 10:12:34 AM
Both of these shooting highlight how terrified white police officers are of black men. That seems to be the problem that needs to be fixed, because their training doesn’t seem to be the issue when dealing with angry, armed, white men.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Joe Molotov on July 07, 2016, 10:41:08 AM
Both of these shooting highlight how terrified white police officers are of black men. That seems to be the problem that needs to be fixed, because their training doesn’t seem to be the issue when dealing with angry, armed, white men.

It's very scary when even black 12 year olds can suddenly hit a growth spurt and grow to 6'1" 280lbs before the cops very eyes.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Positive Touch on July 07, 2016, 11:49:36 AM
yeah I'm not convinced fear is at the root of a lot of these, especially when there is a huge desire among the white gun enthusiast/race war types to go out and shoot black people.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Brehvolution on July 07, 2016, 01:29:57 PM
Even more disgusting than the cop's actions are the people that bring up things from the victim's past to try and justify the killing.
(http://i.imgur.com/kNWLCI6.gif)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on July 07, 2016, 01:47:24 PM
Complies, gets shot for it. This is going to keep happening so long as the police walk away from all of their mistakes (or 'mistakes', as the case may be). What would the story look like without video?

I can remember another case where a guy got shot for complying. The state trooper in question lost his job over it, though I don't know if he faced any charges.
I remember a really absurd case from a few years ago where the officer told a guy to get up and then shot him a bunch of times. Then his claim at trial was that he meant to say "don't get up" so it was just a small mistake and the jury accepted the explanation and he was not guilty on all charges.

So complying or not complying is a bit of a Schrodinger's Box.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on July 07, 2016, 01:53:08 PM
So, basically: He was a scary black man. Acquitted.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Phoenix Dark on July 07, 2016, 04:49:18 PM
I understand that cops can be nervous or on edge in certain environments. Some cops are basically working in warzones....sure patrolling Berkley, CA is a very different experience than patrolling Flint, MI. I get all that. But in both of these cases, and most (not all) of these cases that gain national attention, a black man who is clearly not a threat gets killed for nothing. The solution to making a fat guy comply with being arrested is not to choke him to death, or shoot him multiple times. That should be basic common fucking sense.

And there's no question the mere presence of a black man puts many white people on edge to some degree. I've had police pull over to talk to me just because I dared to check my mail box in the evening, or shovel my driveway at night. Yea I live across the street from a bank...but I'm always the only guy getting this treatment, because I'm the only young black guy. The rest of my neighbors aren't getting stopped for shit like that. You're always a potential threat, which means you're always a potential target.

Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brawndolicious on July 07, 2016, 05:42:24 PM
Some cops just automatically assume that all criminals are black. A couple years ago I was walking home and a couple white guys were yelling and banging on cars or something with knives (they were drunk) and a few minutes later me and some random black dude are face down while the cops tell us we "matched a description".
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Positive Touch on July 07, 2016, 10:40:04 PM
sniper in Dallas; just shot 2 police
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Sausage on July 07, 2016, 10:48:31 PM
sniper in Dallas; just shot 2 police

I hope no innocent people get hurt.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: TakingBackSunday on July 07, 2016, 11:28:21 PM
sniper in Dallas; just shot 2 police

I hope no innocent people get hurt.

Oh snap
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Sausage on July 07, 2016, 11:41:03 PM
Statement from the DPD chief says 10 officers shot 3 dead, 2 in critical condition and 3 in surgery. Also 4 DART officers shot and one of them is dead.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: TakingBackSunday on July 07, 2016, 11:59:53 PM
Sigh.  America had a good run.

Maybe now this will let us ban fucking guns.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Brehvolution on July 08, 2016, 12:13:10 AM
More guns were supposed to solve all societies ills.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 08, 2016, 12:18:02 AM
these guys going to be ex military?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: mormapope on July 08, 2016, 12:22:09 AM
Doesn't take a lot of firearm experience and know how to sit ontop of a building and fire down at people below.

The suspects could be anyone.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Trent Dole on July 08, 2016, 12:32:34 AM
Well, yeah. That's the end result of indiscriminately killing a group of people. It's going to dawn on them that no matter what they do they could be killed at any time with no real justification so why not just do whatever the fuck they want? Like kill some police or random civilians? Honestly it's shocking how well behaved persons of color are considering all this shit.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on July 08, 2016, 12:49:48 AM
something something armed society
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: helios on July 08, 2016, 12:55:54 AM
What a tragic event. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of them.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Human Snorenado on July 08, 2016, 12:56:03 AM
Well hey, maybe we'll get some gun control now
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: helios on July 08, 2016, 01:01:53 AM
I'd laugh if that happens, but only because it would be shameful.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Sausage on July 08, 2016, 01:15:07 AM
NSFW NSFL

Police officer getting taken down at point blank range

https://twitter.com/seguifox13/status/751278909895745537?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: TVC15 on July 08, 2016, 01:20:57 AM
NSFW NSFL

Police officer getting taken down at point blank range

https://twitter.com/seguifox13/status/751278909895745537?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw


I was promised NSFW NSFL.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Phoenix Dark on July 08, 2016, 01:23:24 AM
Mulford Act remix on the way brehs.

Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Phoenix Dark on July 08, 2016, 01:36:40 AM
https://twitter.com/MichelleFields/status/751287862738296835

Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Syph on July 08, 2016, 01:46:56 AM
http://www.fox4news.com/live
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: TVC15 on July 08, 2016, 02:21:48 AM
 so, does anyone want to make any guesses on what the suspects are? This feels like militia McVeigh/Nichols/Mandark types to me, judging by da moves on display in the disappointing snuff video and the content of the negotiating suspect's THE END IS NEAR AND BOMBS ARE EVERYWHERE message to the police. Plus the general coordination.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: mormapope on July 08, 2016, 02:27:57 AM
I'm going to guess late 20's/early 30's somethings that are white and are American born, came from well off families, bought a fuck ton of ammo and armor overtime.     

One suspect is a woman, going to guess she was a pass along for the entire group or a girlfriend to one of the suspects.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: VomKriege on July 08, 2016, 03:01:12 AM
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So, does anyone want to make any guesses on what the suspects are?

Not really ?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brawndolicious on July 08, 2016, 03:10:26 AM
Honestly, I hope that the shooters are white since that would reduce the backlash. Who knows?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: VomKriege on July 08, 2016, 03:40:34 AM
Honestly, I hope that the shooters are white since that would reduce the backlash. Who knows?

Not even sure of that, depending on his confession and political leanings. I think some pundits are also eager to blame Obama for enabling this crime by waging war on cops or some bullshit.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: mormapope on July 08, 2016, 04:00:34 AM
I can't tell if the suspects not being named or revealed to the public yet is taking longer than usual in mass shootings or terror attacks like this. Its more annoying than strange, as context behind something like this isn't a bad thing to have.

Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on July 08, 2016, 04:13:57 AM
Banana republic
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: TVC15 on July 08, 2016, 04:15:37 AM
I can't tell if the suspects not being named or revealed to the public yet is taking longer than usual in mass shootings or terror attacks like this. Its more annoying than strange, as context behind something like this isn't a bad thing to have.



It was basically the morning after for the Orlando shooting, although I think there were leaks before the official word. I don't think announcements are generally made in the middle of the night.

I have fingers crossed for militia-y types. Between Hillary and Newt maybe being up for VP, it'd be another sign the 90s are back.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mandark on July 08, 2016, 04:16:04 AM
I don't mind them not releasing names right away, but it feels a bit weird since they rushed to broadcast the face of that one guy who it turned out had nothing to do with it.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brawndolicious on July 08, 2016, 04:21:03 AM
Honestly, I hope that the shooters are white since that would reduce the backlash. Who knows?

Not even sure of that, depending on his confession and political leanings. I think some pundits are also eager to blame Obama for enabling this crime by waging war on cops or some bullshit.

I could be rewriting it in my head but wasn't that Breivik guy in Oslo out the news pretty quickly. Especially considering the scale of the one man attack.

These shooters were organized and explicitly wanted to kill cops, some people could see this as an ethnic group attacking the US (ISIS or BLM) even though there hasn't been a shooting like this before. My main fear is seeing this cause a back and forth escalation.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: VomKriege on July 08, 2016, 04:51:18 AM
I'd say you are misremembering, indeed, as far as Europe is concerned (can't speak for the US). The Breivik case was more cut & dry because he apparently did it all alone, but beyond that he was in the news pretty consistently till then with his huge manifesto, his trial and the shenanigans he pulled, his jailing accomodation and now for having won a claim that some of his rights were violated. Seems to be the usual treatment for your egomaniac political murderer, you could say the same for Carlos.

I mean the political signification of Breivik in the context of Europe straying far-right wasn't lost to anyone. Fundamentalist Islam gets more coverage because it is perceived as an external threat, probably, but it is arguably not wholly unjustified considering just how active it is.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: VomKriege on July 08, 2016, 07:55:06 AM
Statement saying they haven't found "affiliations to international terror" so suspects probably not muslims, I guess ?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on July 08, 2016, 08:00:27 AM
Man if your own people are just targeting police like this your country is fucked up good, that's a breakdown of what a society is built on
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Fifstar on July 08, 2016, 08:02:22 AM
It didn't really match any patterns of Islamist terror I think. Their attacks normally aim for mass casualties and don't single out specific groups, at least not in the west.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Phoenix Dark on July 08, 2016, 08:40:41 AM
I'd be stunned if they aren't black. Seems tied to the recorded shootings. You can only push people so far before they snap. Not justifying anything, it's disgusting what happened. But those suspects who got arrested last night will be convicted and sentenced to death or life in prison, while the cops who executed black men on camera will go free as usual. They might not even receive charges. And it'll just be another case of black people being told you aren't shit. And people will react, positively and negatively. If you want to call it blowback or something else, it is what it is.

It's a shame and a terrible situation.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: CatsCatsCats on July 08, 2016, 08:56:06 AM
Fuck I'm glad I moved out into the boonies, this country is too scary to be around other people
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brob on July 08, 2016, 08:59:35 AM
https://twitter.com/JamieGrierson/status/751395576143568896

drones n robots for these cyberpunk times, where are my implants tho  >:(
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Phoenix Dark on July 08, 2016, 09:11:34 AM
It's a wrap for BLM and criminal justice reform fellas.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: CatsCatsCats on July 08, 2016, 09:15:12 AM
Holy fuck
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Beezy on July 08, 2016, 09:45:20 AM
I don't mind them not releasing names right away, but it feels a bit weird since they rushed to broadcast the face of that one guy who it turned out had nothing to do with it.
That guy is black. They always rush to put up the faces of minorities when we're the suspects. So I'll continue assuming that the real shooters are white until we hear more about them.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: VomKriege on July 08, 2016, 10:00:09 AM
Man if your own people are just targeting police like this your country is fucked up good, that's a breakdown of what a society is built on

It's a wrap for BLM and criminal justice reform fellas.

I think it's overly pessimistic, to be honest. The clock is not turning back even if the hands are moving painfully slow. It is a tragic event, but I would be less worried by the horrible acts of small isolated groups than, say, another round of riots. The USA (and I would add any western democracy with "ethnically diverse" population) have gone through similar and worse events because of it.

I won't deny, if the alleged motives are lending to it, a ton a poisonous rhetoric will fill the air for some time.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Human Snorenado on July 08, 2016, 11:12:15 AM
So, apparently the guy said he acted alone and was specifically targeting white people.

It's just nuts to me that one guy did all this. Hard to believe.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on July 08, 2016, 11:25:07 AM
The police killed the shooter with a bomb driven by an IED robot. In 2016, police are blowing people up now with robots.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: VomKriege on July 08, 2016, 11:29:39 AM
So, apparently the guy said he acted alone and was specifically targeting white people.

It's just nuts to me that one guy did all this. Hard to believe.

Is it, though ? From what I can gather so far, fire was opened on police officers during a demonstration where they would be probably relatively densely gathered. Half a dozen casualties on unsuspecting victims with an automatic weapon would be pretty plausible, it might have been unclear to everyone on scene where the shots were coming from in the first place. We know from video footage a shooter was at one point on ground level exchanging fire with a cop he executed. We also know a shooter finally holed in a building and was killed after several hours of negociations. Early reports mentioned multiple shooters and spoke of "triangulation" and "ambush" but it's pretty well known that witness testimony is unreliable, especially since there was probably some mass panic when it all unfolded. It wouldn't be shocking as well that the three persons held in custody by the police might have nothing to do with it.

I guess we'll see.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: TVC15 on July 08, 2016, 11:39:46 AM
It's a wrap for BLM and criminal justice reform fellas.

BLM should consider a brand name change or something. This will be the first thing people think of when they hear BLM.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Human Snorenado on July 08, 2016, 11:54:31 AM
Apparently the shooter was army reserve, which would make sense. It's just nuts that one person did this, but I guess maybe he was lying about that? Who knows. It's also crazy to me that a remote controlled robot was able to get near someone in a standoff and blow up a bomb to kill them. I hope I'm not sounding Alex Jones-ish on any of this shit, but it's just tough to believe.

Some of these photos look like exactly what Fox News would dream up to scare white people.

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/dallas-shooting-suspect-identified
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Phoenix Dark on July 08, 2016, 12:11:27 PM
https://twitter.com/CBSNews/status/751432908804685824
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on July 08, 2016, 12:12:07 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/z1mGgp2.png) (https://i.imgur.com/BmIaYv9.png)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on July 08, 2016, 12:47:12 PM
Well at some point people have had enough and fight back so yeah, cant say honkies didnt have it coming to them for a while now
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Steve Contra on July 08, 2016, 12:48:14 PM
Whole thing is fucked, and sadly this wraps it up for BLM for a good long time.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on July 08, 2016, 12:50:15 PM
https://twitter.com/tmgneff/status/751451067129495554

IRR means he was still technically on the Army's books as a soldier, but not in any active or drill capacity and not paid. You usually have an IRR commitment after your enlistment.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on July 08, 2016, 12:51:31 PM
I dont see how this wraps up BML if anything it should be taken more seriously

also gun laws ffs
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: I'm a Puppy! on July 08, 2016, 01:33:47 PM
I'm starting to see some gun nuts saying that maybe it is time to review gun laws.

Dozens of lgbt people killed. Nothing.
Movie goers massacred. Nothing.
Hell, 21 kids slaughtered. Nope.
5 cops killed. OMG WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING!!!!
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on July 08, 2016, 01:36:19 PM
5 cops killed (by a black guy). OMG WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING!!!!
.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on July 08, 2016, 01:50:29 PM
Cue gun laws targetting black people only somehow
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: CatsCatsCats on July 08, 2016, 01:51:55 PM
Click hole or someone needs an article: Republicans prepared to acknowledge gun laws if it will save them from acknowledging racism
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on July 08, 2016, 01:55:29 PM
(http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.2703998.1467968528!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_1200/article-walsh-2-0707.jpg)

Quote from: @WalshFreedom
4 Dallas Cops assassinated tonight. Blacks lives matter cheers. LGBT blames Christians. Obama defends Islam
Quote from: @WalshFreedom
Obama's words & BLM's deeds have gotten cops killed. Time for us to defend our cops
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brawndolicious on July 08, 2016, 02:05:50 PM
The end result is that a bunch of cops were victims of a mass shooter. They were armed, trained, and looking for any suspicious folks at the protest but they still couldn't get the guy until they cornered him and blew him up. Kind of shows the futility in preserving the right to weapons for personal defense.

I don't think BLM will slow down as it started with cellphone cameras and social media and now it's in the middle of this other big public safety debate.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 08, 2016, 02:30:46 PM
I'd be stunned if they aren't black. Seems tied to the recorded shootings. You can only push people so far before they snap. Not justifying anything, it's disgusting what happened. But those suspects who got arrested last night will be convicted and sentenced to death or life in prison, while the cops who executed black men on camera will go free as usual. They might not even receive charges. And it'll just be another case of black people being told you aren't shit. And people will react, positively and negatively. If you want to call it blowback or something else, it is what it is.

It's a shame and a terrible situation.

Welcome to your fox news quote if you ever get murdered by a cop. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Phoenix Dark on July 08, 2016, 02:44:50 PM
Cue gun laws targetting black people only somehow
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mulford_Act
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on July 08, 2016, 02:54:01 PM
(http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.2703998.1467968528!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_1200/article-walsh-2-0707.jpg)

Quote from: @WalshFreedom
4 Dallas Cops assassinated tonight. Blacks lives matter cheers. LGBT blames Christians. Obama defends Islam
Quote from: @WalshFreedom
Obama's words & BLM's deeds have gotten cops killed. Time for us to defend our cops

From the guy who lobbed disgusting attacks against a military veteran who lost both her legs in combat.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on July 08, 2016, 03:08:37 PM
(http://assets.nydailynews.com/polopoly_fs/1.2703998.1467968528!/img/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/article_1200/article-walsh-2-0707.jpg)

Quote from: @WalshFreedom
4 Dallas Cops assassinated tonight. Blacks lives matter cheers. LGBT blames Christians. Obama defends Islam
Quote from: @WalshFreedom
Obama's words & BLM's deeds have gotten cops killed. Time for us to defend our cops

From the guy who lobbed disgusting attacks against a military veteran who lost both her legs in combat.
He's also desperately trying to lay this at the feet of Obama, BLM and liberals. Conveniently ignoring the recent news.

Then there's this gem:
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Obama's response to Dallas should be: "America, respect our Police. They keep us safe. Don't ever resist arrest. Stop this war on our Cops."
About that...
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Trent Dole on July 08, 2016, 03:25:12 PM

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Obama's response to Dallas should be: "America, respect our Police. They keep us safe. Don't ever resist arrest. Stop this war on our Cops."
About that...
'And even if you don't, they'll just fucking kill you anyway.'
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Phoenix Dark on July 08, 2016, 03:26:41 PM
"The government wants to take our guns, they can die trying"

"Don't ever resist arrest"

 :doge
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on July 08, 2016, 03:41:34 PM
Shocked to see lieberals not understanding nuanced philosophy. ::)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Positive Touch on July 08, 2016, 04:44:34 PM
blm will be just fine. cops shooting invent black people isn't gonna stop any time soon, so there will still be plenty of horror stories to rally around and fight against.

as for gun control, l o fucking l. this event will be used to push for more militarization of police, and for less transparency/accountability for cops, thus furthering the cycle. i mean it hasn't even been 24 hours Missouris governor already signed some bullshit that keeps all dashboard and body cams from the public til any investigation is closed :lol justice in this country is a joke.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: TVC15 on July 08, 2016, 04:47:09 PM
So, what are the chances I'm going to get that race war I've always wanted?

Note: I'm not racist or anything, I've just always thought it would be interesting to see.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Positive Touch on July 08, 2016, 05:05:57 PM
the only people that really want a race war are jimbobs that collect guns and domestic abuse charges
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: helios on July 08, 2016, 05:09:29 PM
https://twitter.com/SopanDeb/status/751458594558611456/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Newt Gingrich on Black America

Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: VomKriege on July 08, 2016, 05:21:00 PM
https://twitter.com/SopanDeb/status/751458594558611456/photo/1?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw

Newt Gingrich on Black America

Except for the ever loaded use of "normal", it reads like some reasonable stuff.

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he does not want to be Trump's running mate I see

:dead
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on July 08, 2016, 06:40:12 PM
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Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick (R) on Friday afternoon railed against the people who took part in the protest in Dallas on Thursday night, charging that the protesters were "hypocrites" because, as he framed it, they were anti-police but expected the police to protect them once the shooting started.

"All those protesters last night, they ran the other way, expecting the men and women in blue to turn around and protect them. What hypocrites," Patrick said on Fox News. "I understand the First Amendment. I understand freedom of speech, and I defend it. It is in our Constitution and is in our soul, but you can't go out on social media and mainstream media and everywhere else and say that the police are racist or police are hateful or the police are killers."
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"I do blame people on social media, with their hatred towards police. I do blame, I saw Jesse Jackson — I think it was on Fox the other night — calling police racist without any facts. I do blame former Black Lives Matters protests. Last night was peaceful, but others have not been," Patrick said on Fox News.

The lieutenant governor said that there are only a "precious few thousand" law enforcement officers and warned that "we're not going to have them much longer."

Patrick argued that concern about police violence is new and must stop.

"This has to end. I grew up in a world — I've been around long enough that we always had bad people, we always had dangerous people, but the general public respected police," he said. "Too many in the general public, who aren't criminals but have a big mouth, are creating situations like we saw last night."
:stahp
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: helios on July 08, 2016, 06:49:20 PM
Isn't this one of the safest times for a cop?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on July 08, 2016, 06:50:18 PM
The top two spots at the State House in Austin have been an ever increasing black hole of idiocy since Bush Jr. beat Ann Richards.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on July 08, 2016, 07:09:38 PM
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“I think [the Obama administration] continued appeasements at the federal level with the Department of Justice, their appeasement of violent criminals, their refusal to condemn movements like Black Lives Matter, actively calling for the death of police officers, that type of thing, all the while blaming police for the problems in this country has led directly to the climate that has made Dallas possible,” William Johnson, the executive director of the National Association of Police Organizations, said in an interview with Fox on Friday morning.

Johnson said although the Thursday night shooting of law enforcement officers reminded him of “the violence in the streets in the 60’s and 70’s,” he pointed out how Obama’s response appeared different than his predecessors.

“I think one of the big differences then was you had governors and mayors and the president — whether it was President Johnson or President Nixon, Republican or Democrat — condemning violence against the police and urging support for the police,” Johnson said. “Today that's markedly absent. I think that's a huge difference, and that's directly led to the climate that allows these attacks to happen.”

"It's a war on cops," Johnson also said. "And the Obama administration is the Neville Chamberlain of this war."
:obama
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: TakingBackSunday on July 08, 2016, 07:46:50 PM
oh fuck everything about that statement

fuck this country in general jeeze
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: TakingBackSunday on July 08, 2016, 07:47:01 PM
why can't we all just play pokemon go
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: TVC15 on July 08, 2016, 08:00:13 PM
why can't we all just play pokemon go

Because the servers are shit.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on July 08, 2016, 08:16:12 PM
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“I think one of the big differences then was you had governors and mayors and the president — whether it was President Johnson or President Nixon, Republican or Democrat — condemning violence against the police and urging support for the police,” Johnson said. “Today that's markedly absent. I think that's a huge difference, and that's directly led to the climate that allows these attacks to happen.”



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President Obama, addressing the tumult...said here Friday that he was outraged by the sniper attacks on the Dallas police that left five officers dead and seven wounded, calling the carnage "a vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement.”

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The president said there was "no possible justification" for the violence against police.

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“We are horrified over these events and we stand united with the people and the police department in Dallas,” said Obama.

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Obama emphasized that he had spoken by phone with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and offered full federal assistance to the investigation. He added that the FBI has been in touch with local officials.

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Police have “an extraordinarily difficult job and the vast majority of them do their job in an outstanding fashion," Obama said Friday. "Today is a wrenching reminder of the sacrifices they make for us."

derpa derp
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: TVC15 on July 08, 2016, 08:36:35 PM
Fuck. I have tickets to see Louis CK and there's a big protest like a block away. With any luck, I end up in a riot and/or dead tonight.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Syph on July 08, 2016, 11:43:46 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igQDvYOt_iA
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: VomKriege on July 09, 2016, 12:27:41 AM
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“I think one of the big differences then was you had governors and mayors and the president — whether it was President Johnson or President Nixon, Republican or Democrat — condemning violence against the police and urging support for the police,” Johnson said. “Today that's markedly absent. I think that's a huge difference, and that's directly led to the climate that allows these attacks to happen.”



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President Obama, addressing the tumult...said here Friday that he was outraged by the sniper attacks on the Dallas police that left five officers dead and seven wounded, calling the carnage "a vicious, calculated and despicable attack on law enforcement.”

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The president said there was "no possible justification" for the violence against police.

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“We are horrified over these events and we stand united with the people and the police department in Dallas,” said Obama.

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Obama emphasized that he had spoken by phone with Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and offered full federal assistance to the investigation. He added that the FBI has been in touch with local officials.

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Police have “an extraordinarily difficult job and the vast majority of them do their job in an outstanding fashion," Obama said Friday. "Today is a wrenching reminder of the sacrifices they make for us."

derpa derp

Well his words say that but with those people...
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on July 09, 2016, 11:23:44 AM
One for Boogie:

(http://i.imgur.com/ozB2m9q.png)

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“When it was time to try to leave, he said, ‘I’m gonna stand up. You stand behind me, and we’re gonna back out,’” recalled Moore.

:american

http://www.fox4news.com/news/172095776-story
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: helios on July 09, 2016, 08:19:28 PM
That feeling when an unarmed black individual is as likely to be shot by police as an armed white individual shot by police... (http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0141854)

 :dead
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on July 09, 2016, 08:27:43 PM
http://www.vox.com/2015/5/28/8661977/race-police-officer
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 09, 2016, 08:40:36 PM
I'd like to hear the otherside of that.  Hopefully an ex-black cop can comment. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on July 11, 2016, 01:50:51 AM
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/09/inside-the-fall-of-the-dallas-shooter.html
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But by numerous reports, Johnson and his Army Reserves engineering unit did not see so much as a moment of combat.

At least part of Johnson’s manifest transformation seems to have been the result not of PTSD, but of what might be termed PTDD, Post Traumatic Disgrace Disorder.

As reported by one of his bunkmates in Afghanistan, Johnson suffered a particular shame.

“We all knew he was a pervert cuz he got caught stealing girls’ panties,” the bunkmate later said in a Facebook post.

Johnson’s military lawyer, Bradford Glendening, says that a female corporal mentioned Victoria’s Secret underthings when she filed a sexual harassment complaint against his client.

The lawyer further reports that the corporal was worried enough to seek an order of protection against Johnson and to recommend that he receive mental health treatment.

All this seems to have transpired shortly after Johnson’s unit was detailed to assist in the preparations for what was described as “a surprise thank you visit” by President Obama to Bagram Air Base on the evening before Memorial Day in 2014.
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Her excitement and the president’s praise could have only deepened the shame when he was deemed a panty perv and and shipped home three months early to face sexual harassment charges.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on July 11, 2016, 01:52:50 AM
http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/off-duty-st-louis-county-officer-fatally-shoots-intruder-at/article_00c6c2bd-d559-5b78-a8f1-e78187dfa2a6.html

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A former Affton High School football standout forced his way into a South County home and was shot and killed by an off-duty officer inside after a Facebook dispute over Black Lives Matter apparently boiled over late Saturday afternoon.

That's what can be pieced together from the accounts of police and an uncle of Tyler Gebhard, who said the young man had been struggling with mental health issues.

"He walked over there and into a gunfight," Gebhard's uncle, Patrick Brogan said, drawing on accounts offered by friends of his nephew. "When he got there, he was met with a gun and the guy killed him."

Authorities said Gebhard, 20, and the officer were acquainted, and Gebhard made Facebook threats to the officer's family and “uninvolved members of the community” in advance of the Saturday encounter with the unidentified officer.

Gebhard threw a 50-pound concrete planter through the window and entered the Lakeshire residence as the officer's wife, mother-in-law and two young children struggled to escape through a bedroom window, St. Louis County Police Chief Jon Belmar said. The off-duty officer shot and killed Gebhard.

"I don’t think the officer had a choice — I honestly don’t,” Belmar told reporters on Saturday, labeling the situation “a very difficult position to be in.”
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Brogan said Gebhard and the police officer he befriended at a local church had clashed recently on Facebook over his nephew's support of Black Lives Matter.

Gebhard, who was biracial, supported the cause but was not an active participant in the protest movement, the uncle said.

His Facebook page contains numerous posts about police shootings of black men and the deaths of five officers in Dallas at the hands of a gunman targeting white officers. Some devolve into heated arguments and warnings of a "race war." Some posts are conciliatory, calling for black and white people to come together. One shows an image of a candle burning for the fallen Dallas officers.

But an online disagreement over the issues brought Gebhard to the Lakeshire home shortly before 6 p.m.

Belmar said Gebhard tossed the planter through the back window after being rebuffed by the officer's wife at the front door. She hid with other family members, including a toddler and an infant, as the off-duty officer went to check on the disturbance.
:holeup
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Phoenix Dark on July 12, 2016, 03:22:39 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEsqLu04iSo
that's some heavy shit. Damn.
:tocry
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on July 13, 2016, 01:35:09 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaEeEbP16Wg
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: TVC15 on July 17, 2016, 02:28:54 PM
Oops.

Yeah, police reform ain't happening in our lifetime.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 17, 2016, 07:58:18 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnUAlwRUIks
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 19, 2016, 11:36:54 AM
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/asian-america/assault-charges-dropped-alabama-cop-who-partially-paralyzed-indian-grandfather-n573806

seriously WTF

Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: VomKriege on July 19, 2016, 12:11:03 PM
Holy fuck at that judo throw  :crazy
How can it not be excessive force ?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Trent Dole on July 20, 2016, 05:48:48 AM
Holy fuck at that judo throw  :crazy
How can it not be excessive force ?
Because the person being thrown isn't white, that's how. :shh
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on July 20, 2016, 08:49:53 AM
They already had him in cuffs  ???

Scum of the earth seriously

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cident. Parker encountered Patel last Feb. 6 while responding to a call of a suspicious black man looking at garages and walking near houses. Patel, in from India to visit his son and grandson, testified that he did not understand English or the officers who confronted him while he was out for a walk.

Black man? Dude is Indian. Fucking neighbours though.

Only in America
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on July 20, 2016, 09:54:11 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDt0KtOkVpA
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on July 21, 2016, 10:49:48 AM
http://ktla.com/2016/07/20/unarmed-therapist-shot-by-police-while-trying-to-calm-autistic-man/

"I don't know", i.e. my training is worthless.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: I'm a Puppy! on July 21, 2016, 10:54:20 AM
Honestly, as a father of an autistic kid, I'm terrified of any interactions he might have with police. They are just trained to shoot. And that's sad. The only way this changes is if families of victims of police sue the pants off police departments. Maybe if they take a big enough financial hit it will cause them to actually consider changing.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brawndolicious on July 21, 2016, 12:49:38 PM
At least he survived to tell his story. I can't believe they would cuff him after shooting him on accident. Their best excuse is that they had no idea what to do but a lot of people are going to think this was to make his injuries more severe so that he doesn't survive.

I don't see much you can do about guns and the need for regular police to carry them in America but at least if cell phone and body camera videos lead to protests and maybe even arrests (long shot) then future officers can learn what not to do. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: seagrams hotsauce on July 21, 2016, 02:42:10 PM
Honestly, as a father of an autistic kid, I'm terrified of any interactions he might have with police. They are just trained to shoot. And that's sad. The only way this changes is if families of victims of police sue the pants off police departments. Maybe if they take a big enough financial hit it will cause them to actually consider changing.

Probably not.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/4/27/1380655/-Cash-strapped-Chicago-admits-it-has-paid-half-a-billion-in-police-brutality-settlements-since-2004
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on July 21, 2016, 11:28:17 PM
Honestly, as a father of an autistic kid, I'm terrified of any interactions he might have with police. They are just trained to shoot. And that's sad. The only way this changes is if families of victims of police sue the pants off police departments. Maybe if they take a big enough financial hit it will cause them to actually consider changing.

Probably not.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/4/27/1380655/-Cash-strapped-Chicago-admits-it-has-paid-half-a-billion-in-police-brutality-settlements-since-2004
Yeah, but that's Chicago. If they ripped out brutal police bullshit, it would be removing the bedrock on which the city was founded.  :'(

http://ktla.com/2016/07/20/unarmed-therapist-shot-by-police-while-trying-to-calm-autistic-man/

"I don't know", i.e. my training is worthless.
"administrative leave" - needs more administrative removal of employment. There is no excuse, none.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: El Babua on July 21, 2016, 11:41:06 PM
This one happened close to my old block and where a good friend's family still lives.

At least no one died.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on July 22, 2016, 07:32:45 AM
Follow-up:
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article91160077.html

They basically didn't re-assess the situation at all after getting the call that someone was going to shoot themselves in the middle of the street. The caretaker said he'd repeatedly told them that the autistic guy didn't have a weapon, but they must not have heard shit, because an officer "suggest(ed)" the autistic guy may be "loading his gun", meaning he didn't actually see shit and just guessed. So another officer fires three shots but only successfully hits the wrong target. Thankfully only in the leg.

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Rivera said it wasn’t clear Thursday if the officer who fired his weapon had undergone Crisis Intervention Training. The session is required in many departments when an officer joins and is urged as a refresher in ensuing years. It is not required in North Miami.
It's too expensive, or what?

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Retired firearms expert Robert Hoelscher, who spent 50 years with the Miami-Dade Police Department, said it’s hard to perceive how the situation was misjudged, but it was — grossly.

“I wish there was something positive I could say. You arrive on scene and a guy’s playing with a toy truck. Why do you bring out the assault rifle?” Hoelscher asked. “You can’t get enough training when you’re dealing with lethal force. This is as bad a situation as I’ve ever seen. It’s a good thing he was obviously a lousy marksman.”
:doge
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: seagrams hotsauce on July 22, 2016, 07:46:59 AM
Follow-up:
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article91160077.html

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Retired firearms expert Robert Hoelscher said  "It’s a good thing he was obviously a lousy marksman.”
:doge

jfc
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on July 22, 2016, 08:34:49 AM
I forgot to mention that the shooter is on the SWAT team.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: helios on July 22, 2016, 10:27:37 AM
This cop got 4 years in prison for nearly killing a teen after tasing him for 22 seconds and then dropping him on his face. (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/06/dashcam-footage-of-cop-tasing-dragging-and-dropping-teen-is-unsealed/)

This shit is infuriating.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Positive Touch on July 22, 2016, 10:38:04 AM
I forgot to mention that the shooter is on the SWAT team.

-on the swat team
-can't aim for shit
-can't properly evaluate a situation
-isnt required to take crisis intervention classes

i would say what in the fucking fuck, but then, this is Miami Dade pd

it is REALLY hard for me to understand how crisis intervention isn't required. i mean that's literally what the main part of your job is. i need the psyduck emoji for situations like this.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: helios on July 22, 2016, 10:46:32 AM
I forgot to mention that the shooter is on the SWAT team.

-on the swat team
-can't aim for shit
-can't properly evaluate a situation
-isnt required to take crisis intervention classes

i would say what in the fucking fuck, but then, this is Miami Dade pd

it is REALLY hard for me to understand how crisis intervention isn't required. i mean that's literally what the main part of your job is. i need the psyduck emoji for situations like this.
Because the job isn't policing anymore, it''s occupying.

Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on July 22, 2016, 10:58:41 AM
Follow-up:
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/crime/article91160077.html

They basically didn't re-assess the situation at all after getting the call that someone was going to shoot themselves in the middle of the street. The caretaker said he'd repeatedly told them that the autistic guy didn't have a weapon, but they must not have heard shit, because an officer "suggest(ed)" the autistic guy may be "loading his gun", meaning he didn't actually see shit and just guessed. So another officer fires three shots but only successfully hits the wrong target. Thankfully only in the leg.
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Police union chief: Officer thought Charles Kinsey was in danger, aimed at autistic man

The North Miami police officer who shot an unarmed, black mental health worker caring for a patient actually took aim at the autistic man next to him, but missed, the head of the police union said Thursday.

It was a stunning admission from the police officer and from John Rivera, who heads up Miami-Dade’s Police Benevolent Association. But it was one meant to calm the fears of a nation besieged with cellphone videos of police shooting and sometimes killing unarmed black men.

In this case, Rivera said, the officer ended up wounding the man he was trying to save.

“I couldn’t allow this to continue for the community’s sake,” Rivera said Thursday during a hastily called press conference at the union’s Doral office. “Folks, this is not what the rest of the nation is going through.”
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Rivera, at the end of his press conference Thursday, read from a statement he said was from the North Miami officer who shot Kinsey.

“I took this job to save lives and help people,” the officer said. “I did what I had to do in a split second to accomplish that and hate to hear others paint me as something that I’m not.”
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on July 22, 2016, 11:13:02 AM
When all you have is a hammer...

In other news:
http://boingboing.net/2016/07/22/dallas-cops-investigated-for-v.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on July 22, 2016, 01:03:29 PM
This cop got 4 years in prison for nearly killing a teen after tasing him for 22 seconds and then dropping him on his face. (http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2016/06/dashcam-footage-of-cop-tasing-dragging-and-dropping-teen-is-unsealed/)

This shit is infuriating.

Good Lord. That "splat" at the end where he just casually drops him face-first onto the concrete is excruciating. :-\
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Positive Touch on July 22, 2016, 01:07:36 PM
and of course today had to be a day where my client acts out big time and a fuckload of police show up. thankfully they listened when i kept shouting that he has autism, and they acted appropriately towards him. scary thing is that they said later they initially assumed he was on pcp. that plus the fact that the first thing they did when they pulled up was to go to my coworker and angrily tell her to stop filming makes me feel that i got really really lucky today.

anyways my nerves are shot so soon as i clock out im heading strait for the nearest bottle of liquor and blacking out
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on July 23, 2016, 09:03:41 PM
https://www.readfrontier.com/investigation/judges-order-elliott-williams-jail-cell-became-burial-crypt/

Jesus. Fucking. Christ.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on July 23, 2016, 09:28:44 PM
https://www.readfrontier.com/investigation/judges-order-elliott-williams-jail-cell-became-burial-crypt/

Jesus. Fucking. Christ.

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Asked in a deposition about Williams’ death, Washburn said he believed Williams received “appropriate care,” adding: “people just die sometimes.”

:pacspit
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on July 24, 2016, 06:36:27 AM
Quote
The order notes Williams had not been violent or aggressive toward officers there appeared to be no basis for that warning.
I can guess why.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 26, 2016, 12:44:32 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/siu-investigate-hilda-street-arrest-hospital-1.3694114
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on July 27, 2016, 10:43:41 AM
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/07/25/jailer-chokes-inmate-to-death-on-video-but-still-hasn-t-been-charged.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on July 27, 2016, 12:02:39 PM
hope that jailer gets the chair
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 27, 2016, 05:17:05 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/prosecutors-drop-charges-baltimore-police-officer-charged-death-40921907

Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 31, 2016, 12:56:56 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-yszXyaLoUc&feature=youtu.be

pretty nice
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on August 03, 2016, 02:19:50 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=66&v=qdp51lPv6fE

Throw a little girl's bike into the bushes, brehs
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mandark on August 10, 2016, 12:37:40 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CpdnH8CWcAATL6J.jpg)


Craziest part is that's what they did WITH THE FEDS RIGHT THERE IN THE CAR.

Also officers apparently document their own blatantly unconstitutional actions in written reports.  Which indicates how widespread and "normal" that sort of thing has become.  Sheesh.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on August 10, 2016, 10:01:32 AM
Whoops

http://kdvr.com/2016/08/09/woman-accidentally-killed-during-shoot-dont-shoot-training-exercise-at-police-department/
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on August 10, 2016, 10:06:02 AM
WHAT

IN

THE

HELL

:mindblown
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Brehvolution on August 10, 2016, 10:54:45 AM
I recently found out that if you are a person of great interest that the police can listen to your cell phone conversations over the internet in real time. I'm unclear how you get to be that person, but it sounds like a clear violation of the 4th amendment.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on August 10, 2016, 12:22:16 PM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CpdnH8CWcAATL6J.jpg)


Craziest part is that's what they did WITH THE FEDS RIGHT THERE IN THE CAR.

Also officers apparently document their own blatantly unconstitutional actions in written reports.  Which indicates how widespread and "normal" that sort of thing has become.  Sheesh.

The fish starts rotting at the head.

I recently found out that if you are a person of great interest that the police can listen to your cell phone conversations over the internet in real time. I'm unclear how you get to be that person, but it sounds like a clear violation of the 4th amendment.
Be in or have been in a relationship with a cop.

---

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/aug/08/police-officer-related-deaths-department-of-justice

You can't help but laugh.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brawndolicious on August 10, 2016, 12:52:43 PM
Whoops

http://kdvr.com/2016/08/09/woman-accidentally-killed-during-shoot-dont-shoot-training-exercise-at-police-department/

So much wtf. First thing I wondered is why they used a real gun instead of a blank gun.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on August 10, 2016, 02:08:49 PM
So much wtf. First thing I wondered is why they used a real gun instead of a blank gun.

They really shouldn't even be using a blank gun in a situation like that, since blanks fired at close range can still cause damage. Unlike on a movie set where everything is tightly controlled, this was a fluid situation with amateurs.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on August 10, 2016, 02:15:31 PM
There are too many safety "what the fucks" in that whole, but oh-so-briefly described, scenario.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on August 14, 2016, 10:40:54 PM
I recently found out that if you are a person of great interest that the police can listen to your cell phone conversations over the internet in real time. I'm unclear how you get to be that person, but it sounds like a clear violation of the 4th amendment.

I'm not finding it, but I recall reading something about how wi-fi data does not fall under the same restrictions as phone wiretapping in terms of needing a warrant.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on August 16, 2016, 03:37:30 PM
Not cops but close enough

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/watch-israeli-soldiers-throw-stun-grenade-palestinians-outside-coffee-shop-1764755157
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on August 21, 2016, 08:52:16 AM
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160818/18363835281/woman-sues-after-police-destroy-her-home-during-10-hour-standoff-with-family-dog.shtml

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On August 11, 2014, after registering her child for first grade, Ms. West returned to her home to find multiple City of Caldwell police officers in her yard searching for a Fabian Salinas. Wanting to cooperate, and uncertain whether Salinas was in her house, Ms. West gave the police a key to her house and gave them permission to use it to enter her house to arrest him. During a ten hour long standoff, police repeatedly exceeded the authority Ms. West had given them, breaking windows, crashing through ceilings, and riddling the home with holes from shooting canisters of tear gas destroying most of Ms. West and her children’s personal belongings. The only occupant of the house was Ms. West’s dog. Ms. West’s home remained uninhabitable for two months.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on August 21, 2016, 11:28:32 AM
:lol :lol :lol

and poor dog
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on August 21, 2016, 11:53:23 AM
Glad they didn't shoot it. Seems to be the policy in some departments.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: I'm a Puppy! on August 21, 2016, 12:36:54 PM
Not cops but close enough

http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/watch-israeli-soldiers-throw-stun-grenade-palestinians-outside-coffee-shop-1764755157
Just a different kind of occupying force.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on August 21, 2016, 02:42:57 PM
Cops acting like it's Rainbow Six Siege over here.  >:(
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: helios on August 21, 2016, 03:09:42 PM
https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20160818/18363835281/woman-sues-after-police-destroy-her-home-during-10-hour-standoff-with-family-dog.shtml

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On August 11, 2014, after registering her child for first grade, Ms. West returned to her home to find multiple City of Caldwell police officers in her yard searching for a Fabian Salinas. Wanting to cooperate, and uncertain whether Salinas was in her house, Ms. West gave the police a key to her house and gave them permission to use it to enter her house to arrest him. During a ten hour long standoff, police repeatedly exceeded the authority Ms. West had given them, breaking windows, crashing through ceilings, and riddling the home with holes from shooting canisters of tear gas destroying most of Ms. West and her children’s personal belongings. The only occupant of the house was Ms. West’s dog. Ms. West’s home remained uninhabitable for two months.

Woof
(https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/3690933056/8e5af99e4ad405f2765844e4647176ee_400x400.jpeg)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on September 09, 2016, 08:49:17 AM
http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2016/09/nopd_hate_crime_blue_lives_mat.html
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Raul Delatoba, 34, was booked Monday (Sept. 5) on charges of simple criminal damage to property, disturbing the peace and a felony-level hate crime, his arrest warrant says. During his arrest, but after he had broken the window, Delatoba is accused of using sexist and racial slurs against police officers, the document shows.

The regional director of the Anti-defamation League, an organization that trains law enforcement agencies to enforce hate crimes, said she does not believe a hate crime occurred in this incident, based on the circumstances described in Delatoba's warrant.

Allison Padilla-Goodman, the group's director, said she believes Delatoba is possibly the first person charged with a hate crime under the "blue lives matter" provision the Legislature recently added to the state's hate crime law. The provision adds law enforcement occupation to the list of targeted victims for which a hate crime applies.
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Once at the station, the warrant states, Delatoba began to verbally "attack members of the New Orleans Police Dept." The warrant states Delatoba called one female officer a "dumb a-- c---" and another officer a "dumb a-- n-----."

The warrant states Sgt. S. Jackson instructed NOPD Officer Williams Knowles to charge Delatoba with a hate crime in addition to damaging property and disturbing the peace. "The hate crime charge stems from Delatoba's attack on individuals based on their race, sex, and occupation," the warrant states.

A police officer and the security guard who worked at a nearby building are listed as victims in the case, along with the Royal Sonesta and the state of Louisiana.
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The sponsor of the "blue lives matter" legislation, State Rep. Lance Harris, R-Alexandria, said he pushed for the provision to give district attorneys "an extra tool in (their) toolbox" and offer additional protection for first responders. The change to the law received wide, bipartisan support in the legislature.

http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/2016/09/man_accused_under_blue_lives_m.html
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Louisiana's hate crime law was incorrectly applied to charge a man arrested after police say he damaged a hotel window and shouted racial and gender slurs at New Orleans police officers and a witness, an NOPD spokesman said Thursday (Sept. 8).

It was not immediately clear if the hate crime charge against Raul Debatoba would be dropped, however. NOPD spokesman Tyler Gamble said that decision would be made by the Orleans Parish District Attorney's Office.
Quote
Gamble said Thursday after reviewing initial facts of the case, "it is clear that the responding officer incorrectly applied the law relative to a hate crime in this incident."
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on September 09, 2016, 10:22:12 AM
Police officers are already the most protected class of citizens in the whole country [minus, maybe, billionaires] in regards to the legal system. :goty
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: I'm a Puppy! on September 09, 2016, 10:27:49 AM
A friend's house got robbed last night and the cops were like "just fill out a claim online" they didn't bother showing up or anything. But those fuckers are right there if you take a right on a red. No issue there.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brawndolicious on September 09, 2016, 12:35:59 PM
You can take a right on red....
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Steve Contra on September 09, 2016, 12:42:48 PM
You can take a right on red....
Not everywhere.

spoiler (click to show/hide)
Huh, apparently it's just New York City where it's banned.
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Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: fistfulofmetal on September 09, 2016, 01:00:54 PM
Yeah and there's basically no way to know that unless you look it up. I only didn't do it when I moved here because it seemed super unsafe most of the time... then I found out it was actually banned.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Brehvolution on September 09, 2016, 03:15:00 PM
It's probably so turning cars don't clog the crosswalks.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on September 09, 2016, 05:35:08 PM
A friend's house got robbed last night and the cops were like "just fill out a claim online" they didn't bother showing up or anything. But those fuckers are right there if you take a right on a red. No issue there.

A)  Your friend's house wasn't robbed, unless he was in it at the time.  Robbery = theft with the use or threat of violence.  Break-and-enter and theft (or burglary) is the term you are looking for.   /legalnerdpetpeeve

B) I understand that it may seem to reflect a disinterest on the part of police, but this sort of thing is actually (and unfortunately) a near-inevitable aspect of police reform in the 21st century, as police forces face resource and budget issues and look for ways to maximize efficiency.  Many departments are looking at ways to focus police officer resources on core policing duties, and looking for creative ways to civilian-ize (ie. admin work) or automate duties and tasks that were traditionally carried out by sworn, armed officers.

The cold, hard truth is, on an individual, case-by-case basis, there is little that police can do to solve an individual break-and-enter/burglary, and there is little value that a uniformed officer attending a BnE/burglary and taking the report can add, over filing some sort of "online claim/report", so long as the claim/report is structured in a way to gather the relevant info.

Now, that answer is little comfort to an individual victim.  Especially as a Break-and-Enter/burglary can be an incredibly traumatic event.  It affects people out of proportion to the physical loss, it's a violation of the security and sanctity of one's home, it can definitely mess with your head.  But in resource-strapped departments, it's likely the way things are going to be, and it doesn't necessarily have anything to do with "callousness" or "indifference" on the part of a police department.

C) I know it's part joke, but no bitching about getting caught on a traffic violation.  None of us are perfect drivers, but commit a traffic violation in full view of a marked police cruiser?   That's it's own brand of Darwin award.  You're a grown ass adult, quit yer' bitchin' and hold your L.   Fuck, I don't even write tickets, and that attitude pisses me off.  :P
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on September 09, 2016, 05:37:31 PM
You can take a right on red....
Not everywhere.

spoiler (click to show/hide)
Huh, apparently it's just New York City where it's banned.
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It's not usually on a state-(or province-)wide basis.

In Quebec, rights-on-red are fine, except on the island of Montreal.  Every bridge onto the island has signs announcing the rule.

In Ontario, and Michigan, some cities have some intersections that have no-right-on-red.  Those have signs on an intersection-by-intersection basis.   It is a true pain in the ass.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on September 09, 2016, 11:22:46 PM
They're often at weird ones too. Like you'd expect to see it for a one-way road headed left, but they don't always put one up. But some random road where there'd be no hazard because you can clearly see, sry breh we just decided.

The illegitimate semi-monopoly violence of local government.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brawndolicious on September 09, 2016, 11:57:02 PM
They're often at weird ones too. Like you'd expect to see it for a one-way road headed left, but they don't always put one up. But some random road where there'd be no hazard because you can clearly see, sry breh we just decided.

The illegitimate semi-monopoly violence of local government.

The one-way sign pointing to the left tells you you can't turn right tho. The fun thing is when you're on a one-way street and want to turn left onto another one-way (SF has a ton), in which case you can turn LEFT on red. It's awesome since the B pillar barely obscures your view. Probably why Mad Max takes place in Aussie.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on September 10, 2016, 12:47:54 AM
Yo Boogie, if someone one steals from me you gonna hold my hand and make me feel better right?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on September 10, 2016, 08:23:11 AM
Yo Boogie, if someone one steals from me you gonna hold my hand and make me feel better right?

Just hold your hand?  :-*
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on September 13, 2016, 08:26:06 AM
We threat eliminators nao 👮

Quote
Quote
From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:

After responding to a report of a domestic incident on May 6 in Weirton, W.Va., then-Weirton police officer Stephen Mader found himself confronting an armed man.

Immediately, the training he had undergone as a Marine to look at “the whole person” in deciding if someone was a terrorist, as well as his situational police academy training, kicked in and he did not shoot.


“I saw then he had a gun, but it was not pointed at me,” Mr. Mader recalled, noting the silver handgun was in the man’s right hand, hanging at his side and pointed at the ground.

Mr. Mader, who was standing behind Mr. Williams’ car parked on the street, said he then “began to use my calm voice.”

“I told him, ‘Put down the gun,’ and he’s like, ‘Just shoot me.’ And I told him, ‘I’m not going to shoot you brother.’ Then he starts flicking his wrist to get me to react to it.

“I thought I was going to be able to talk to him and deescalate it. I knew it was a suicide-by-cop” situation.

Mader was responding to a 911 call from Williams’s girlfriend. In that call, she told police that Williams was threatening to kill himself, not anyone else.

What Mader did upon arriving at the scene is a hell of a lot braver course of action than simply opening fire when the suspect doesn’t immediately disarm. What Mader did is in fact exactly what we want cops to do when someone is in crisis. It’s also precisely what law enforcement officers say they do on a daily basis — put themselves at risk in order to save lives. Mader should have been given a medal. Unfortunately, two more cops then showed up, and quickly shot Williams dead.

...

Then came the punchline.

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Mr. Mader — speaking publicly about this case for the first time — said that when he tried to return to work on May 17, following normal protocol for taking time off after an officer-involved shooting, he was told to go see Weirton Police Chief Rob Alexander.

In a meeting with the chief and City Manager Travis Blosser, Mr. Mader said Chief Alexander told him: “We’re putting you on administrative leave and we’re going to do an investigation to see if you are going to be an officer here. You put two other officers in danger.”

Mr. Mader said that “right then I said to him: ‘Look, I didn’t shoot him because he said, ‘Just shoot me.’ ”

On June 7, a Weirton officer delivered him a notice of termination letter dated June 6, which said by not shooting Mr. Williams he “failed to eliminate a threat.”


https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-watch/wp/2016/09/12/west-virginia-cop-fired-for-not-killing-a-man-with-an-unloaded-gun/?utm_term=.0a6128a6f892
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: helios on September 13, 2016, 08:42:19 AM
 :goty :picard :tocry
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: VomKriege on September 13, 2016, 09:01:54 AM
Dude also got robbed of his pension rights because heh !
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on September 13, 2016, 01:14:24 PM
:goty :picard :tocry
Don't worry, the black guy still got tried and sentenced:
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But just then, two other Weirton officers arrived on the scene, Mr. Williams walked toward them waving his gun — later found to be unloaded — between them and Mr. Mader, and one of them shot Mr. Williams’ in the back of the head just behind his right ear, killing him.

A month-long West Virginia State Police investigation later concluded the shooting was justified
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on September 13, 2016, 01:26:24 PM
Forget suicide booths, just dial 911.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on September 13, 2016, 01:42:46 PM
Dude also got robbed of his pension rights because heh !

Police union noticeably silent about this one, I see. ::)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on September 17, 2016, 02:58:35 PM
http://www.dallasnews.com/news/local-news/20160916-dallas-police-sergeant-files-federal-lawsuit-accusing-black-lives-matter-leaders-of-inciting-anti-cop-violence.ece
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A Dallas police sergeant has filed a federal lawsuit against Black Lives Matter leaders and others, blaming the movement for race riots and violence against police officers.

Sgt. Demetrick Pennie, president of the Dallas Fallen Officer Foundation and a 17-year law enforcement veteran, filed the amended complaint in federal court Friday.
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The listed defendants include not only those associated with the Black Lives Matter movement but public figures such as the Rev. Al Sharpton, Louis Farrahkan, George Soros, the New Black Panthers Party and even President Barack Obama and presidential nominee Hillary Clinton.

According to the suit, the defendants "have repeatedly incited their supporters and others to engage in threats of and attacks to cause serious bodily injury or death upon police officers and other law enforcement persons of all races and ethnicities."

The suit accuses the defendants of inciting supporters and others "to engage in threats and attacks" against law enforcement officers around the country, including the July 7 murders of five Dallas officers by Micah Johnson after a Black Lives Matter demonstration.

Pennie is being represented by Larry Klayman of lobbying organization FreedomWatch.

"Sergeant Pennie and I feel duty-bound to put ourselves forward to seek an end to the incitement of violence against law enforcement which has already resulted in the death of five police officers in Dallas and the wounding of seven more, just in Texas alone," Breitbart quoted Klayman as saying in a release.

The 66-page complaint seeks damages of more than $500 million.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on September 17, 2016, 03:27:43 PM
:lol
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on September 17, 2016, 04:01:02 PM
Here's the complaint:
https://www.scribd.com/document/324251965/Pennie-v-Soros-et-al-Amended-Complaint
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In this class action Amended Compliant, Plaintiffs Demetrick Pennie and Larry Klayman (collectively “Plaintiffs” unless individually named), and police officers and other law enforcement persons of all races and ethnicities including but not limited to Jews, Christians and Caucasians, sue Defendants Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam, Al Sharpton, National Action  Network, Black Lives Matter, Rashad Turner, Opal Tometi, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza, Johnetta Elzie, Deray McKesson, New Black Panthers Party, Malik Zulu Shabazz, George Soros, Barack Hussein Obama, Eric Holder, and Hillary Clinton (collectively “Defendants” unless individually named) in their individual and official capacities where applicable, and in support allege as follows:

Here's an internet comment:
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Geeman  Jeffrey C. Miller • a day ago
It's about time the Cops start fightback against these race war instigators.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on September 19, 2016, 12:41:01 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaZpXbz8_PA
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on September 23, 2016, 06:39:09 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjkxxDwRqlU
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/09/22/video-white-cops-pepper-spray-black-girl-after-she-falls-off-her-bike.html

Wouldn't want you to hurt yourself, citizen. Let me help. :cop
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on September 23, 2016, 08:58:24 AM
I think this is one of those cases where the body cameras will protect the police. Her lawyer made it sound like unprovoked police brutality, but the body cams show a different story. You would think she was white the way she refuses to comply, insults the police and orders them around.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mandark on September 24, 2016, 01:41:52 AM
So the bodycam footage from the shooting in Charleston (which was the catalyst for the recent protests/riots) hasn't been released, but a recording taken by the victim's wife came out today.

Not really up to watching it right now, but saw some folks on Twitter saying there might be a sign of a gun being planted.  In any case, I figure if the video clearly confirmed the police version of events they would have been quicker on making it public.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on September 27, 2016, 08:23:21 PM
http://kfor.com/2016/09/27/pulled-over-for-speeding-grieving-man-stunned-when-officer-drives-him-100-miles-to-be-with-family/
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on October 04, 2016, 04:52:34 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/03/sacramento-police-shooting-joseph-mann-dashcam-video
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Trent Dole on October 04, 2016, 05:22:45 PM
I saw this book in a shop last week and started laughing:
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41Rc4fB5LIL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: VomKriege on October 04, 2016, 06:40:55 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/03/sacramento-police-shooting-joseph-mann-dashcam-video

The Guardian has a tracker of people shot by police in the US linked at the end of that article and claims that almost 820 persons were killed this year (over 1100 in 2015)  :mindblown

Seen from Europe, it's a total mystery.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on October 05, 2016, 03:13:20 AM
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/03/sacramento-police-shooting-joseph-mann-dashcam-video

The Guardian has a tracker of people shot by police in the US linked at the end of that article and claims that almost 820 persons were killed this year (over 1100 in 2015)  :mindblown

Seen from Europe, it's a total mystery.

Seen from any kind of human understanding standpoint, it's a fucking mystery.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: PlayDat on October 21, 2016, 08:09:34 PM
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/21/opinion/the-death-of-deborah-danner.html?_r=0

Deborah Danner, an elderly woman with schizophrenia was killed in her apartment this week.

Quote from: New York Times
The investigation has just begun, but the case looks bad for the department. Police Commissioner James O’Neill almost immediately placed the sergeant, Hugh Barry, on modified duty, stripped of his badge and gun. Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference that the sergeant had not followed training or protocols for dealing with those with mental illness, and for some reason had neither used his Taser nor waited for specialized officers trained to deal with such situations. Mr. O’Neill said: “We failed.”
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on October 24, 2016, 03:25:06 PM
http://www.nj.com/monmouth/index.ssf/2016/10/aclu_takes_issue_with_law_enforcement_ceremony_bef.html
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A ceremony honoring law enforcement, military and first responders before a high school football game Friday night drew criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union of New Jersey because of an underlying "frightening message."

The ceremony was held before a highly-anticipated Shore Conference clash between two topped ranked teams in the state, Middletown South and Toms River North.

The ceremony, organized by Middletown police Deputy Chief Stephen Dollinger, featured State Police Pipes and Drums of the Blue and Gold, state and local mounted units, military personnel from all branches of service and officers from surrounding police departments and sheriff's units.

It also honored the Linden police officer who was wounded in a shootout with Ahmad Khan Rahimi, who is accused of bombings in Seaside Park, Elizabeth and New York City.

Dollinger told the Asbury Park Press before the event that the ceremony was also meant to respond to pro athletes who have taken a knee during pre-game performances of the national anthem, most notably by San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

"It's OK to stand up for social justice, inequality and reform," Dollinger told the newspaper. "It's another thing to not stand up for the national anthem."

Those comments caught the attention of the ACLU of New Jersey, who condemned the ceremony in a letter written to Middletown High School South officials. 

"As initially described, the event appeared to honor police officers, veterans, service members, and first responders," the ACLU wrote to the district. "According to press reports, however, the event is being used to intimidate and ostracize people who express their views about systemic racism and social just."

"Law enforcement officers are sworn to protect the constitution, and it is a disservice to the students and players that an event that should focus on them, their families, and their communities is being used to send a message that people who express concerns about disparities in the criminal justice system are unwelcome, disloyal or unpatriotic," the letter states.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on October 24, 2016, 03:27:59 PM
I saw this book in a shop last week and started laughing:
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41Rc4fB5LIL._SX331_BO1,204,203,200_.jpg)
I saw this on Amazon the other day and what was even better was when I clicked on it and saw the "frequently bought together":
(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/61bN%2BzpIzIL.jpg)(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/51owF7zzyBL.jpg)(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/81umCpiSenL.jpg)(https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/513fY28pTkL.jpg)

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Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Himu on October 24, 2016, 04:15:21 PM
http://thegrio.com/2016/10/24/renee-davis-fatally-shot/

Don't ever call cops for help.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlY9C6pzxKc
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on October 27, 2016, 09:19:55 AM
Off-duty DC police officer says he was brutalized by Prince George's Co. officer

PG county police department doesn't even apologize lol

http://www.fox5dc.com/news/213809206-story
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on October 27, 2016, 11:32:26 AM
Pretty crazy story out of Oklahoma, they still haven't caught the guy:

Quote from: http://kfor.com/2016/10/27/oklahoma-manhunt-it-was-all-a-setup-fugitive-says-on-facebook-live/
What kind of man would shoot two officers, kill two relatives and brag about his exploits on Facebook Live?

Apparently a man recently charged with child sex abuse who might also try to spread a communicable disease, Oklahoma authorities say.

Michael Dale Vance Jr. seems to be relishing his notoriety as fugitive, streaming on Facebook Live shortly after the two Wellston officers were shot and wounded.

“This is more intense than I thought it would be, to say the least,” Vance said, apparently driving a stolen vehicle.

“This truck is about dead. … I’m about to steal another car. Like right now.”

In another clip, Vance points the camera at a weapon on the floor of the vehicle — possibly an AK-47 — and hints at violence to come.

“Letting you all know look, this is real — see? That’s a mother——- gun. That’s the real deal. This ain’t a joke. This ain’t a prank. I’m going (expletive) live.”

Authorities later found the bodies of two of Vance’s relatives. Both showed signs of attempted dismemberment.

Since then, authorities haven’t been able to catch the 38-year-old fugitive from Chandler, Oklahoma, now accused of a lengthy crime spree.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mandark on October 27, 2016, 12:40:27 PM
Off-duty DC police officer says he was brutalized by Prince George's Co. officer

PG county police department doesn't even apologize lol

http://www.fox5dc.com/news/213809206-story

Prince George's police have a bit of a reputation.  Back when I got my haircuts at a black barbershop, I heard some variation on "don't fuck with those PG boys" more than once.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Beezy on October 27, 2016, 01:46:21 PM
Off-duty DC police officer says he was brutalized by Prince George's Co. officer

PG county police department doesn't even apologize lol

http://www.fox5dc.com/news/213809206-story

Prince George's police have a bit of a reputation.  Back when I got my haircuts at a black barbershop, I heard some variation on "don't fuck with those PG boys" more than once.
Yeah, I first learned about them last year in Ta-nehisi Coates' book Between the World and Me for killing a friend of his. They sound worse than NYPD.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mandark on December 02, 2016, 04:24:48 PM
The jury in the Walter Scott case said it can't agree on a verdict, the judge told them to go back and deliberate further.

Since they're all sort of blurring together for a lot of us, that's this one:
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No blood or dead body, but a still shot from the video showing where Scott was and how he was facing when he got shot.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on December 02, 2016, 04:32:16 PM
WTF
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brawndolicious on December 02, 2016, 05:20:33 PM
Is that the one where the cop is on video planting a weapon?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on December 02, 2016, 05:22:40 PM
No, but he lies about Scott having intended to go for his taser and providing immediate CPR to Scott. edit: Looked it up again and Slager does go back to plant the taser near Scott.

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According to CBS News, the jury on Thursday requested transcripts of witnesses who testified in court to examine “the difference between passion and fear.”
What the hell does this mean?

Either way, that case is royally fucked up.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on December 02, 2016, 05:24:20 PM
There is going to be such a riot when this comes back not guilty. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mandark on December 02, 2016, 05:30:39 PM
Reports are saying the note from the jury to the judge implied that there was one holdout refusing to convict, which is better than the other way around, I suppose.

Still, if it's so hard to get a conviction in this case...
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mandark on December 06, 2016, 12:05:19 AM
aaaaaaaaand it's a mistrial
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on December 06, 2016, 05:42:02 AM
The NYT story mentions that it's just one juror who could not "in good conscience consider a guilty verdict". While it's beyond me how this person doesn't see the criminal behaviour there, it's at least just the one person.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on December 06, 2016, 08:47:59 AM
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38183819

Not sure where to stick this story, so "catch-all cop thread" is being definition tested. It could also go in a privacy thread.

tl;dr: In order to bypass a suspect's phone lock and encryption, the cops waited for the suspect to make a call, which requires unlocking. Then the cop just kept it active to prevent it from re-locking. So... hey; anyone think of a UI fix for this? Time-limited access? Require password/PIN every 10 minutes of active use?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on December 06, 2016, 08:58:38 AM
Huh.

For the really paranoid, make it so you have to keep a finger on the screen at all times. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mandark on December 06, 2016, 03:09:51 PM
The NYT story mentions that it's just one juror who could not "in good conscience consider a guilty verdict". While it's beyond me how this person doesn't see the criminal behaviour there, it's at least just the one person.

It's one person after the prosecution would have used voir dire to filter out the most clearly biased potential jurors from the pool.

And after the jury was given the compromise option of convicting for manslaughter and not homicide.

In a shooting caught on tape, where the defense admitted that the victim was running away and had no gun, and that the officer had lied about parts of the incident.

A conviction should have been a foregone conclusion. This was the case that gave lowkey racist apologists no room to equivocate, and it still was a hung jury. After the Tamir Rice shooting didn't even result in charges filed. The fact that some of us are looking at the 11-1 vote (and we have no idea how much persuading it took the other jurors to get to that point) as progress or a hopeful sign shows just how fucked the situation is.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on December 06, 2016, 03:12:12 PM
It's one person after the prosecution would have used voir dire to filter out the most clearly biased potential jurors from the pool.
Totally didn't think of this.

Sigh.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on December 06, 2016, 03:40:42 PM
The NYT story mentions that it's just one juror who could not "in good conscience consider a guilty verdict". While it's beyond me how this person doesn't see the criminal behaviour there, it's at least just the one person.

It's one person after the prosecution would have used voir dire to filter out the most clearly biased potential jurors from the pool.

And after the jury was given the compromise option of convicting for manslaughter and not homicide.

In a shooting caught on tape, where the defense admitted that the victim was running away and had no gun, and that the officer had lied about parts of the incident.

A conviction should have been a foregone conclusion. This was the case that gave lowkey racist apologists no room to equivocate, and it still was a hung jury. After the Tamir Rice shooting didn't even result in charges filed. The fact that some of us are looking at the 11-1 vote (and we have no idea how much persuading it took the other jurors to get to that point) as progress or a hopeful sign shows just how fucked the situation is.

Ya this really shows that America needs top down justice reform in these cases and now with Obama out and Trump in its going to be a long time before that happens. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on December 08, 2016, 09:13:21 AM
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/12/08/cops-gagged-and-smothered-a-man-to-death-then-fist-bumped.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on December 09, 2016, 08:12:55 AM
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/black-man-frankie-taylor-eastpointe-michigan-blind-beaten-police-tied-chair-dui-alleged-a7463541.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on December 09, 2016, 08:41:03 AM
LOL

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CzPP3H9VIAA3ZbF.jpg)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on December 09, 2016, 10:15:44 AM
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/black-man-frankie-taylor-eastpointe-michigan-blind-beaten-police-tied-chair-dui-alleged-a7463541.html
This headline jumped out at me.

"Man files lawsuit for alleged Eastpointe police beating caught on video"
http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/222022944-story
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Samson Manhug on December 09, 2016, 10:23:21 AM
alleged
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on December 09, 2016, 10:29:08 AM
The way he says "stop resisting" in-between hits is just surreal. :-\
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on December 09, 2016, 09:39:30 PM
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38183819

Not sure where to stick this story, so "catch-all cop thread" is being definition tested. It could also go in a privacy thread.

tl;dr: In order to bypass a suspect's phone lock and encryption, the cops waited for the suspect to make a call, which requires unlocking. Then the cop just kept it active to prevent it from re-locking. So... hey; anyone think of a UI fix for this? Time-limited access? Require password/PIN every 10 minutes of active use?

Or, as per the effort required on the part of police to go through the hoops to get to the point of the article:  you could simply not be involved in organized crime on a level to attract the attention of a dedicated police task force. ;)


Okay, that's a cheeky response, but still.  From my professional perspective, notwithstanding the "melodramatic" phrasing of the news article, I view the above simply as good, albeit creative, policework.  (By "melodramatic", I think the provocative use of "mugging" a suspect is likely an absurd characterisation of the event.   It might just as well be described as "the police were able to catch the suspect by surprise when they lawfully arrested him.")

Regardless, there are two aspects here, which come up again and again in recent years when it comes to the conflict between evidence gathering vs. encryption.   There is what law enforcement is justified in doing according to the law versus what they are capable of doing, in a technical sense.

Police, especially those investigating serious, organized crime, need to be able to effectively do so.  I do not know the state of the law in regards to warrantless cell phone searches incidental to arrest in the USA, nor Britain. (Though in the latter, I would guess based on the article, the fact they planned such an operation, and got a guilty plea, suggests they felt they were on solid ground, legally).   I do intimately know the state of the case law for Canada, so I'll use that for my analysis.

In Canada, the Supreme Court ruled that a warrantless search of a cell phone incidental to arrest may be justified/admissable given a certain test.  1) Most obviously, the arrest itself must be legal.  2)  The search of the cell phone must be for evidence related to the offence for which the subject was arrested.  This makes sense, to me.  It means no "fishing expeditions", that the officer can't just browse through a phone aimlessly upon an arrest for impaired driving, or causing a disturbance.  3)  There must be some reason for the officer to believe that evidence of the offence may be found on the phone, and that there is a need to search the phone at the time, rather than wait for a search warrant to be obtained.  It is a standard less than "reasonable and probable grounds", but more than mere speculation.  The articulation that an officer may not be able to search the phone later, even with a search warrant may be a factor here.

I believe that the above is a reasonable take on the issue.   This sort of case law is most relevant to "task force" level policing, that most people shouldn't really stress, imo.   If you're really worried about a plainclothes police officer arresting you by surprise for no reason while you are on the phone and then searching through your phone before its locked, that's a level of paranoia/fearfulness that just isn't reasonable, to me.


LOL

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CzPP3H9VIAA3ZbF.jpg)

also:  Not enough " :goty2 :derp :fbm :badass :picard :iface"s in the world......

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/black-man-frankie-taylor-eastpointe-michigan-blind-beaten-police-tied-chair-dui-alleged-a7463541.html

Fucking hell  :-\
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on December 09, 2016, 09:51:08 PM
And, since it has been a while since our last positive story:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/frantic-efforts-to-save-man-overdosing-on-fentanyl-captured-on-rcmp-video-1.3889321

Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on December 09, 2016, 10:01:00 PM
fentanyl is scary
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on December 09, 2016, 10:12:52 PM
fentanyl is scary

It has everyone in the policing world freaked the hell out.

It has seemed to be an issue that is affecting Western Canada much more than Ontario so far, though.

As someone part of a team with a specialisation in clandestine drug lab investigation and response, this seems to be one of the rare instances in which the "higher ups" are paying attention to give us the tools, training, and equipment to be able to respond appropriately.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on December 09, 2016, 10:20:35 PM
Is there a reason why fentanyl seems to be hitting Canada more than the U.S.?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on December 09, 2016, 10:36:46 PM
Is there a reason why fentanyl seems to be hitting Canada more than the U.S.?

If it is, (and I'm not sure whether that is the case, it may somewhat be a matter of media emphasis), it would largely be a factor of our more lax security measures on importation of fentanyl itself, but moreso, the chemical precursors necessary for the domestic production of the drug.

For over a decade, because of our lax regulation system, and law enforcement resource limitations, we have been a major source country for production and exportation of synthetic drugs in general.  In that context, it is no surprise that fentanyl has also hit us hard.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on December 09, 2016, 11:00:07 PM
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38183819

Not sure where to stick this story, so "catch-all cop thread" is being definition tested. It could also go in a privacy thread.

tl;dr: In order to bypass a suspect's phone lock and encryption, the cops waited for the suspect to make a call, which requires unlocking. Then the cop just kept it active to prevent it from re-locking. So... hey; anyone think of a UI fix for this? Time-limited access? Require password/PIN every 10 minutes of active use?

Or, as per the effort required on the part of police to go through the hoops to get to the point of the article:  you could simply not be involved in organized crime on a level to attract the attention of a dedicated police task force. ;)


Okay, that's a cheeky response, but still.  From my professional perspective, notwithstanding the "melodramatic" phrasing of the news article, I view the above simply as good, albeit creative, policework.  (By "melodramatic", I think the provocative use of "mugging" a suspect is likely an absurd characterisation of the event.   It might just as well be described as "the police were able to catch the suspect by surprise when they lawfully arrested him.")

Regardless, there are two aspects here, which come up again and again in recent years when it comes to the conflict between evidence gathering vs. encryption.   There is what law enforcement is justified in doing according to the law versus what they are capable of doing, in a technical sense.

Police, especially those investigating serious, organized crime, need to be able to effectively do so.  I do not know the state of the law in regards to warrantless cell phone searches incidental to arrest in the USA, nor Britain. (Though in the latter, I would guess based on the article, the fact they planned such an operation, and got a guilty plea, suggests they felt they were on solid ground, legally).   I do intimately know the state of the case law for Canada, so I'll use that for my analysis.

In Canada, the Supreme Court ruled that a warrantless search of a cell phone incidental to arrest may be justified/admissable given a certain test.  1) Most obviously, the arrest itself must be legal.  2)  The search of the cell phone must be for evidence related to the offence for which the subject was arrested.  This makes sense, to me.  It means no "fishing expeditions", that the officer can't just browse through a phone aimlessly upon an arrest for impaired driving, or causing a disturbance.  3)  There must be some reason for the officer to believe that evidence of the offence may be found on the phone, and that there is a need to search the phone at the time, rather than wait for a search warrant to be obtained.  It is a standard less than "reasonable and probable grounds", but more than mere speculation.  The articulation that an officer may not be able to search the phone later, even with a search warrant may be a factor here.

I believe that the above is a reasonable take on the issue.   This sort of case law is most relevant to "task force" level policing, that most people shouldn't really stress, imo.   If you're really worried about a plainclothes police officer arresting you by surprise for no reason while you are on the phone and then searching through your phone before its locked, that's a level of paranoia/fearfulness that just isn't reasonable, to me.


LOL

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CzPP3H9VIAA3ZbF.jpg)

also:  Not enough " :goty2 :derp :fbm :badass :picard :iface"s in the world......

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/black-man-frankie-taylor-eastpointe-michigan-blind-beaten-police-tied-chair-dui-alleged-a7463541.html

Fucking hell  :-\

Thanks for taking the time to write out a reasoned and thoughtful response. Why do you hate freedom.
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Sorry, that's as close as I get to actually trolling. For reals, I figured a Like isn't enough when you've put that much thought into explaining your professional viewpoint to another person. FWIW, I agree with your assessment on all fronts, and that "mugging" is an inappropriately lurid term to use for this case. Maybe the guy in the DUI article though. Jesus.
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Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on December 09, 2016, 11:27:25 PM
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38183819

Not sure where to stick this story, so "catch-all cop thread" is being definition tested. It could also go in a privacy thread.

tl;dr: In order to bypass a suspect's phone lock and encryption, the cops waited for the suspect to make a call, which requires unlocking. Then the cop just kept it active to prevent it from re-locking. So... hey; anyone think of a UI fix for this? Time-limited access? Require password/PIN every 10 minutes of active use?

Or, as per the effort required on the part of police to go through the hoops to get to the point of the article:  you could simply not be involved in organized crime on a level to attract the attention of a dedicated police task force. ;)


Okay, that's a cheeky response, but still.  From my professional perspective, notwithstanding the "melodramatic" phrasing of the news article, I view the above simply as good, albeit creative, policework.  (By "melodramatic", I think the provocative use of "mugging" a suspect is likely an absurd characterisation of the event.   It might just as well be described as "the police were able to catch the suspect by surprise when they lawfully arrested him.")

Regardless, there are two aspects here, which come up again and again in recent years when it comes to the conflict between evidence gathering vs. encryption.   There is what law enforcement is justified in doing according to the law versus what they are capable of doing, in a technical sense.

Police, especially those investigating serious, organized crime, need to be able to effectively do so.  I do not know the state of the law in regards to warrantless cell phone searches incidental to arrest in the USA, nor Britain. (Though in the latter, I would guess based on the article, the fact they planned such an operation, and got a guilty plea, suggests they felt they were on solid ground, legally).   I do intimately know the state of the case law for Canada, so I'll use that for my analysis.

In Canada, the Supreme Court ruled that a warrantless search of a cell phone incidental to arrest may be justified/admissable given a certain test.  1) Most obviously, the arrest itself must be legal.  2)  The search of the cell phone must be for evidence related to the offence for which the subject was arrested.  This makes sense, to me.  It means no "fishing expeditions", that the officer can't just browse through a phone aimlessly upon an arrest for impaired driving, or causing a disturbance.  3)  There must be some reason for the officer to believe that evidence of the offence may be found on the phone, and that there is a need to search the phone at the time, rather than wait for a search warrant to be obtained.  It is a standard less than "reasonable and probable grounds", but more than mere speculation.  The articulation that an officer may not be able to search the phone later, even with a search warrant may be a factor here.

I believe that the above is a reasonable take on the issue.   This sort of case law is most relevant to "task force" level policing, that most people shouldn't really stress, imo.   If you're really worried about a plainclothes police officer arresting you by surprise for no reason while you are on the phone and then searching through your phone before its locked, that's a level of paranoia/fearfulness that just isn't reasonable, to me.


LOL

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CzPP3H9VIAA3ZbF.jpg)

also:  Not enough " :goty2 :derp :fbm :badass :picard :iface"s in the world......

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/black-man-frankie-taylor-eastpointe-michigan-blind-beaten-police-tied-chair-dui-alleged-a7463541.html

Fucking hell  :-\

Thanks for taking the time to write out a reasoned and thoughtful response. Why do you hate freedom.
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Sorry, that's as close as I get to actually trolling. For reals, I figured a Like isn't enough when you've put that much thought into explaining your professional viewpoint to another person. FWIW, I agree with your assessment on all fronts, and that "mugging" is an inappropriately lurid term to use for this case. Maybe the guy in the DUI article though. Jesus.
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It's a topic that deserves "real" debate, that I feel is often under-served by both "sides."   As a "grunt" on the law enforcement side, I feel that that arguments put forth in public by law enforcement on this issue often aren't the most well articulated and reasoned, even when we have a good case for what we are doing.   And on the privacy side, many privacy/tech "experts" put forward scary hypotheticals of "Big Brother-hood" that show little relation to what I see "us" doing on a practical level in law enforcement.   There's certainly room for reasonable disagreement in that space.

Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on December 12, 2016, 04:25:07 AM
Yeah.  :-\

My biggest concern in general is the militarization of police. I think if the carpenter has a hammer, he sees all problems as nails.  Looking at the Stanford Experiment, just putting humans in a position of power over other humans, there are abuses. Putting them in armor where they feel invincible? I'm going to assume that makes them act worse.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Joe Molotov on December 13, 2016, 10:31:36 AM
LOL

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CzPP3H9VIAA3ZbF.jpg)

Sadly, he was killed in a deadly Tea Cup rampage, only one day away from retirement.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on December 17, 2016, 12:21:58 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2016/12/17/us/frozen-woman-turns-out-to-be-mannequin-trnd/index.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on December 28, 2016, 09:08:32 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/court-rules-dogs-shot-bark-police-enter-home-article-1.2926772
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Mark and Cheryl Brown of Battle Creek, Mich., filed suits over unreasonable seizure of their property and a violation of their constitutional rights for the deaths of their pets.

According to the Battle Creek Enquirer, officers shot and killed the Browns' pit bull terriers during an April 2013 operation, with Emergency Response Team members claiming one lunged at them and that the other barked as they executed a search warrant for drugs.

“The standard we set out today is that a police officer’s use of deadly force against a dog while executing a search warrant to search a home for illegal drug activity is reasonable under the Fourth Amendment when … the dog poses an imminent threat to the officer’s safety,” wrote Judge Eric Clay in the decision that saw the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati side with the U.S. District Court in Grand Rapids' dismissal.

Clay concluded the decision by stating that "a jury could reasonably conclude that a 97-pound pit bull, barking and lunging at the officers as they breached the entryway, posed a threat to the officers' safety."

The Browns had been living in the basement of the home, which was owned by Cheryl Brown's daughter, Danielle Nesbitt. Nesbitt had a child with Vincent Jones, who was allegedly using the residence to sell drugs, according to WOOD TV.

"It was a good ruling," Police Chief Jim Blocker told the Battle Creek Enquirer. "It pointed out some things we have to improve upon, but supported our operating concept that officers must act within reason."
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Blocker said "officers have milliseconds to make a decision and it is a judgment call and based on too many variables. Ensuring officer safety and preventing the destruction of evidence must be protected."

Blocker was a member of the Emergency Response Team for 12 years and said "officers already know that dogs are not the guilty party. The animals are typically among the innocent."

He said officers today shoot fewer animals than in the past and have tried to develop alternatives like distraction using fire extinguishers or catch poles and if possible have a animal control officer present to assist. He said officers have looked for dog food as a way to distract dogs.

"In this case the animals were actively aggressive and an imminent threat to the officers. But shooting an animal in a home is not ideal. We could have subjects in other rooms and officers don't want to start throwing rounds into area where they aren't sure no one else is going to get hurt."

"Most of our officers are dog owners themselves," Blocker said. "And I want to know if we hurt a dog. They are going to have to explain themselves."

He said practices are being written into policy but that the department wants to ensure officer safety.

"We try to give officers a framework with their safety in mind because I am concerned about them going home uninjured."
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on January 02, 2017, 07:00:26 PM
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/312331-former-chicago-police-chief-blasts-black-lives-matter
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Former Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy on Sunday blamed the Black Lives Matter movement for causing a rise in violent crime around the country.

During a radio interview with John Catsimatidis on AM 970 in New York, McCarthy blamed protests against police brutality in cities like Baltimore, Ferguson, Mo., and Charlotte, N.C., for creating a “political atmosphere of anti-police sentiment.”

“So what’s happening, and this is ironic, is that a movement with the goal of saving black lives at this point is getting black lives taken, because 80 percent of our murder victims here in Chicago are male blacks,” McCarthy said. “Less than half of 1 percent of all the shootings in this city involve police officers shooting civilians.”
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In an interview segment that aired on 60 Minutes on Sunday evening, McCarthy said, “officers are under attack. That’s how they feel in this environment.”

“Noncompliance with the law is becoming legitimized,” he added. We’re reaching a state of lawlessness”
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on January 02, 2017, 07:18:56 PM
BLM is now resonsible for black on black crime? Huh.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mandark on January 17, 2017, 05:53:18 PM
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/illinois-police-beat-black-man-lawrence-crosby-stealing-own-car-video-a7531721.html

I like the part where one officer tells the guy he's on camera.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on January 17, 2017, 05:59:06 PM
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Shortly before he was arrested, the wrongly accused suspect told someone on the phone: ' You know how it is with black people — they think we’re always trying to do something wrong'
And now he's complaining?!? You can't please some people.

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Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on January 17, 2017, 06:03:15 PM
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/illinois-police-beat-black-man-lawrence-crosby-stealing-own-car-video-a7531721.html

I like the part where one officer tells the guy he's on camera.

:dead

I hope they all get fired

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Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on January 17, 2017, 06:06:53 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/cl3tBYo.jpg)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on January 17, 2017, 06:08:41 PM
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Once officers realised the car belonged to Mr Crosby, they arrested him and charged him with disobeying officers and resisting arrest.

:comeon
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mandark on January 17, 2017, 06:22:46 PM
I hope they all get fired

Quote from: the article
The officers involved in the incident were not reprimanded, and the Evanston Police Department defended its actions, saying the officers were "in compliance with our procedures as it pertains to this type of situation".

:yeshrug
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on January 18, 2017, 01:17:46 AM
he resisted? looks like he pulled over and put his hands in the air
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Trent Dole on January 19, 2017, 05:17:04 AM
he resisted? looks like he pulled over and put his hands in the air
Yeah but he was black.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Cerveza mas fina on January 19, 2017, 07:49:22 AM
thug
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on January 20, 2017, 07:47:06 PM
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/bristol-police-taser-black-race-relations-adviser-mistaken-identity-a7536951.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on January 21, 2017, 02:52:50 PM
https://www.thebeaverton.com/2015/03/toronto-police-our-wages-have-to-compete-with-organized-crime/

:dead
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: helios on January 21, 2017, 03:16:21 PM
The private sector always pays more.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on January 21, 2017, 03:17:55 PM
I want to see a job ad for brutish people.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on January 21, 2017, 07:15:21 PM
The private sector always pays more.

True.

I'll take our job security over their's six days a week and twice on Sunday though.  :smug
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on January 28, 2017, 04:59:07 PM
http://distractify.com/trending/2016/10/07/police-response-terrified-black-teenager
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Kara on January 31, 2017, 08:52:41 AM
https://theintercept.com/2017/01/31/the-fbi-has-quietly-investigated-white-supremacist-infiltration-of-law-enforcement/

 :american
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Positive Touch on January 31, 2017, 11:45:12 AM
wow unbelievable who could have guessed
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Kara on February 01, 2017, 12:22:10 AM
wow unbelievable who could have guessed

Jay Dubya?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on February 06, 2017, 09:52:08 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul-CympWx8g

:lol
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: brawndolicious on February 06, 2017, 10:14:51 PM
"It's all LEGAL sir"

 I'm gonna die and go to hell for laughing this hard.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on February 06, 2017, 11:27:28 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ul-CympWx8g

 :lol


:rofl


:cac
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on February 23, 2017, 10:21:40 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TJQ38Rf_AU

Seriously hope this dude does time. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on March 12, 2017, 08:15:04 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UpT-SAunuLk

I'm recording this in case something happens

STOP RECORDING ME

It's my right; I know my rights

IT'S ILLEGAL

Why is it illegal

I DON'T LIKE IT
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Human Snorenado on March 15, 2017, 01:02:56 PM
I'm sure JD is going to come in here and own up to all of his BS about the Michael Brown case now. Any minute!

http://www.theroot.com/everything-you-think-you-know-about-the-death-of-mike-b-1793261221

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As part of a civil suit filed last year against Wilson, a court document reveals some stunning admissions from the former Ferguson police officer. In a court docket filed Dec. 28, the cop who killed Brown admitted to using racial slurs, cursing at Brown before he was killed and grabbing him without provocation.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Positive Touch on March 15, 2017, 02:57:26 PM
https://twitter.com/brownblaze/status/842025661204062209

wow completely shocking
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on March 24, 2017, 06:39:35 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=95oB0Uj2nvo&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on March 27, 2017, 06:27:31 PM
https://i.imgur.com/ZdtuVF6.gifv
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on April 18, 2017, 08:26:18 PM
http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/local/gwinnett-county-deals-with-aftermath-of-officer-brutality-videos/article_14fa21ff-e9b4-5481-b6c2-a49d04d75e93.html

Addition:
http://ktla.com/2017/04/17/georgia-college-student-beaten-by-police-on-camera-says-he-feared-for-his-life/
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on May 02, 2017, 03:06:05 AM
http://www.theroot.com/jordan-edwards-15-year-old-boy-shot-killed-by-balch-1794790985

Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: zomgee on May 02, 2017, 08:24:47 AM
http://www.gwinnettdailypost.com/local/gwinnett-county-deals-with-aftermath-of-officer-brutality-videos/article_14fa21ff-e9b4-5481-b6c2-a49d04d75e93.html


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“In many cases, justice calls for a conscientious and thorough prosecution,” according to a solicitor’s office press release. “However, when police officers betray the public’s trust and confidence, justice demands that all those cases that depend on their credibility be dismissed without delay.”

MADNESS!
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mandark on May 02, 2017, 08:28:05 PM
The jury in the Walter Scott case said it can't agree on a verdict, the judge told them to go back and deliberate further.

Since they're all sort of blurring together for a lot of us, that's this one:
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No blood or dead body, but a still shot from the video showing where Scott was and how he was facing when he got shot.
The officer has struck a plea bargain where he'll be guilty of violating Scott's rights, but no manslaughter/homicide charges.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on May 02, 2017, 08:49:05 PM
WTF
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on May 02, 2017, 08:50:28 PM
The jury in the Walter Scott case said it can't agree on a verdict, the judge told them to go back and deliberate further.

Since they're all sort of blurring together for a lot of us, that's this one:
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No blood or dead body, but a still shot from the video showing where Scott was and how he was facing when he got shot.
The officer has struck a plea bargain where he'll be guilty of violating Scott's rights, but no manslaughter/homicide charges.

What kind of happy horseshit is that?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mandark on May 03, 2017, 12:58:33 AM
A violation of civil rights is a federal charge, whereas homicide and manslaughter are state charges. The federal government has used civil rights statutes to prosecute law enforcement abuses before in cases where the local judicial system didn't produce a conviction for whatever reason (pretty sure this happened with the Rodney King beating). So I'd venture the DoJ stepped in after the mistrial, and had some leverage since the jury was reportedly 11-1 for convicting.

Apparently this could carry a sentence up to life. We'll see.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on May 03, 2017, 03:42:07 AM
A violation of civil rights is a federal charge, whereas homicide and manslaughter are state charges. The federal government has used civil rights statutes to prosecute law enforcement abuses before in cases where the local judicial system didn't produce a conviction for whatever reason (pretty sure this happened with the Rodney King beating). So I'd venture the DoJ stepped in after the mistrial, and had some leverage since the jury was reportedly 11-1 for convicting.

Apparently this could carry a sentence up to life. We'll see.
(http://images6.fanpop.com/image/photos/33100000/Wendy-O-Williams-Fanart-wendy-owilliams-33144484-500-276.gif)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on May 16, 2017, 11:02:28 PM
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Cop-Stuck-in-Tree-Rescue-Cat-FDNY-Queens-Bayside-207267551.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on May 18, 2017, 08:49:53 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI4UxURjqEQ
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on May 18, 2017, 08:16:08 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI4UxURjqEQ

You've GOT to wonder what goes through the head of a guy who says, I know, I'll get out of my car and take my rifle with me.

There's part of me that wishes this is the way it would have gone down in the video of the four-or-five guys who thought they could walk into a police station with their open-carry rifles.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on May 28, 2017, 06:56:27 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI4UxURjqEQ

Fuck.  That's the fucking terrifying nightmare scenario right there.  :-\

I am amazed at that officer's restraint and clear-headed-ness to have only fired that one round at buddy, and to just hold him drawn there waiting for backup.    Right after that charge, he could have been justified in unloading his whole magazine into that fucker and no one would have batted an eye.   That's a cop with nerves of steel right there.

I am relieved that's a scenario I don't really have to deal with in my job.  I mean, yes, I do dangerous shit, I kick in doors in meth labs for cryin' out loud, but that's all stuff that has lots of preparation to deal with the risks.  Anytime I watch videos of traffic stops gone bad, I get chills and goosebumps, and sometimes nearly get sick, because I can put myself in that situation, and I know that it's the surprise and random nature of when they go bad that too often results in an officer dying in the line of duty.  :-\
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on May 28, 2017, 07:07:06 PM
Anyhowww, in news closer to home for me:

http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/mobile/halton-police-say-officer-charged-after-drug-exhibits-allegedly-tampered-with-1.3432930

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Halton Regional Police say a 16-year veteran of the force has been arrested and charged with breach of trust and theft after approximately 30 drug exhibits were allegedly tampered with over a three-year period.

...

The Toronto Police Service began their criminal investigation into the matter in December 2016 and their probe resulted in the arrest of Halton Regional Police Staff Sgt. Brad Murray.
Halton police say Murray was a member and supervisor of the drug and morality unit from January 2013 to May 2016 and it is during that time that police allege the criminal offences occurred.

...

Murray is facing two counts of breach of trust, two counts of theft under $5,000 and obstructing justice.
He has been suspended from duty with pay, a stipulation outlined in the Police Services Act of Ontario.
Halton police say in addition to the charges, Murray will also face disciplinary procedures in accordance with the Police Services Act.

I actually had a run-in with this asshole on a Joint-Forces investigation a few years back.  And all I will say is that I have the weirdest boner right now as a result of this news.  Maybe karma does exist.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Raist on May 29, 2017, 04:06:34 AM
Anyhowww, in news closer to home for me:

Wow. Stay safe.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on May 31, 2017, 11:47:41 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ji6INhImanM

another terrifying video. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Tasty on May 31, 2017, 11:50:39 PM
Fuck u dandy whore

Edit- Sorry, actually don't fuck u. You're cool.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on June 09, 2017, 10:35:34 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GvDUliQtt_4

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Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on June 16, 2017, 10:38:46 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/amp/news/national/minn-police-officer-found-not-guilty-philando-castile-death-article-1.3253452

 :maf :maf :maf :'(
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on June 17, 2017, 08:22:44 AM
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A forensic expert at trial said the bullets came close to hitting Reynolds and her daughter, but the jury also acquitted Yanez of endangering their lives with his gunfire.
...

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He said that the deliberations were “very, very hard” and that the jury spent a lot of time on the idea of “culpable negligence,” where a suspect creates the unreasonable risk of death.
Castile did what he was supposed to when you're carrying, right? Inform the officer, wait for further instructions. Let's assume they argued he shouldn't have carried*, aren't they watering down the right to carry?

*I'm gonna assume nobody openly argued "because scary black man"
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Positive Touch on June 17, 2017, 09:20:35 AM
"because scary black man" was their actual defense. and it won.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: seagrams hotsauce on June 17, 2017, 01:29:07 PM
"The defense also brought up the fact that THC, a chemical found in marijuana, was found in Castile’s system, and could have impacted his reactions."
 ::)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on June 17, 2017, 02:54:48 PM
"The defense also brought up the fact that THC, a chemical found in marijuana, was found in Castile’s system, and could have impacted his reactions."
 ::)

victim was no angel ect.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mandark on June 20, 2017, 05:32:05 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/amp/news/national/minn-police-officer-found-not-guilty-philando-castile-death-article-1.3253452

 :maf :maf :maf :'(

Dash cam footage has been released to the public. Apparently you can hear Castile telling the officer that he's not reaching for his gun before being shot.

Don't have it in me to watch the video myself today. No link but it'll be easy enough to find.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on June 20, 2017, 05:37:44 PM
http://www.theroot.com/dashcam-footage-of-philando-castile-shooting-released-1796273817

seriously WTF


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“Uh but uh as that was happening as he was pulling at, out his hand I thought, I was gonna die and I thought if he’s, if he has the, the guts and the audacity to smoke marijuana in front of the five year old girl and risk her lungs and risk her life by giving her secondhand smoke and the front seat passenger doing the same thing then what, what care does he give about me?”
http://www.startribune.com/case-file-in-philando-castile-shooting-to-be-made-public-today/429659263/
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on June 20, 2017, 06:57:22 PM
http://www.theroot.com/dashcam-footage-of-philando-castile-shooting-released-1796273817

seriously WTF


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“Uh but uh as that was happening as he was pulling at, out his hand I thought, I was gonna die and I thought if he’s, if he has the, the guts and the audacity to smoke marijuana in front of the five year old girl and risk her lungs and risk her life by giving her secondhand smoke and the front seat passenger doing the same thing then what, what care does he give about me?”
http://www.startribune.com/case-file-in-philando-castile-shooting-to-be-made-public-today/429659263/

 This whole situation makes me so angry I feel literally dizzy. I can't imagine how the jury managed to clear him on any of this.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on June 20, 2017, 07:28:48 PM
I mean I understand how it can happen.

The cop asks for id, while getting it he says I have a gun.  Officer then has a split second to process 'gun' and says 'don't reach for it', philando says 'I'm not' but maybe still goes for id, cop says 'don't reach for it' twice more then starts firing. 

1)  Officer should have said, 'put your hands on the wheel' or in general should not have been so reved up after being informed by the dude that he had a gun. 

2)  While philando should have kept his hands the wheel while telling the officer, I dont feel like this is super important.  If you live in a society that allows guns to be carried around you need to have social protocols that are slack enough to let a 1 second miscommunication not end in someone dying.

3)  The officer made a decision to takes someones life rather than risk his own even a bit and in this situation with this video this is very up setting, he could have waited half a second more and no one would have died.  I don't think I'm wrong in expecting better of an officer and thinking that they should be more accepting of the risks of their job.  There also needs to be consequences for failure to preform when it results in a death other than being out of a job.       

4) This just contributes to the larger theme that cops will not be persecuted by juries, which erodes the whole belief that people can come to the state to get justice.  This is on top of actually getting evidence that cops might have done something wrong and on top of just getting cops to be on trial in the first place.  If this happened on its own its a tragedy, but with everything else its a stacked system in favour of police. 

5) This happened due to a system of racism and gun culture.  If he was white i bet this wouldn't have happened.  If every officer wasn't thinking everyone could have a handgun, this wouldn't have happened. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on June 20, 2017, 07:53:13 PM
5) This happened due to a system of racism and gun culture.  If he was white i bet this wouldn't have happened.  If every officer wasn't thinking everyone could have a handgun, this wouldn't have happened.
Unfortunately these are also the circumstances that are most difficult to change. :-\
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on June 20, 2017, 09:22:29 PM
Yeah, you take a culture that's pushing for more guns in more places for more people, toss in a little of the 'ol "scary black man who looks like a robber", and this is the end result. Unfortunately, I'm not at all surprised by the outcome of the initial stop or even the trial, most people have decided that this is world that it's okay for all of us to have to live in. I dunno if it's ever going to change, or what it could possibly take for it to change. I mean, a sizable portion of Americans won't even acknowledge that racism even still exists.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: toku on June 22, 2017, 06:01:13 PM
https://twitter.com/stevenjhsieh/status/877978948692357120
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on June 24, 2017, 08:51:31 AM
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/white-st-louis-police-officer-shoots-off-duty-black-officer/
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Two officers "challenged the off-duty officer and ordered him to the ground," the department said. The officer complied and once they recognized him the on-duty officers told him "to stand up and walk toward them."

At about the same time, another officer who had just arrived on the scene saw what was happening and "fearing for his safety and apparently not recognizing the off-duty officer, discharged a shot, striking the off-duty officer in the arm."

Honest mistake, huh?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on June 25, 2017, 05:48:43 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M5yn16IzMwI

 :nsfw
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on July 12, 2017, 08:16:03 PM
http://thefreethoughtproject.com/compliant-man-mauled-running-cops/
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on July 12, 2017, 08:19:58 PM
It's really difficult to see officers like these as anything but powertripping sadists.

It's also jarring that he's calling him a "bad guy". Such an almost infantile contrast to what they're doing.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: seagrams hotsauce on July 12, 2017, 08:37:41 PM
The VO sounds like an AM Zoo Crew producer ffs
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on July 13, 2017, 02:33:07 AM
http://www.bet.com/news/national/2017/07/12/viral-video-of-white-cops-realizing-they-pulled-over-florida-s-o.html?sf97365379=1
:lol

Warning: autoplay audio, ffs.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on July 14, 2017, 01:57:12 PM
http://www.thedailybeast.com/abusive-chicago-cop-hoarded-racist-websites-for-years

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Before he was accused of beating a handcuffed African-American woman, a Chicago Police sergeant registered a racist URL: n**gadown.com.

George Granias, a sergeant at the heart of a recently settled police brutality lawsuit, purchased at least two websites with racial slurs in their titles, his alleged victim’s lawyer says. The domain names include URLs like n**gaguns.com, the legal team first told CBS Chicago. An investigation by The Daily Beast revealed a series of other domains registered to Granias’ name and address, including “murdertech.com,” “necroarmy.com,” and in a jab to Illinois’ former governor, “patquinnsucks.com”.
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At least one publicly available domain name database still linked Granias with n**gadown.com on Wednesday, the day CBS Chicago first reported that Shiller had discovered Granias’ stash of domain names. That same day, a person calling himself George Granias asked the website to remove the page that listed him as the owner of n**gadown.com.

“Please remove my info from n**gadown.com,” the person posting under the name George Granias wrote on Wednesday. “I haven’t owned it in years and your information is false.”

Though the website is no longer active, Granias’ registration is still active and does not expire until the end of the year, website registration data shows.

But Granias owns a number of other domain names, The Daily Beast has learned. Among them are “n**gaguns.com,” a handful of violently named sites like “murdertech.com” and “deathcomescalling.com,” and a series of vaguely pornographic names like “supremegirl.com,” “naomiscarlet.com,” and “conditionaldating.com”. Granias also registered “patquinnsucks.com,” “necroarmy.com,” and two domains with the name of a local Chicago university.

can't wait for the MURDERTECH and SUPREME GIRL team up film DEATH COMES CALLING where they take on the NECRO ARMY

the Granias Online Film Universe is going to be sweeeeet
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: G The Resurrected on July 14, 2017, 02:02:17 PM
This doesn't look right or good
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwio8PQizgA

Fucking hell if that doesn't look shady as shit. You can see they were setting up for something. You've got two officer vehicles right there on the street and a uc doing the break in using gloves. WTF!

We need to take back jails from the private sector. They are incentivizing and changing laws to their favor and corrupting cops.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on July 20, 2017, 01:42:43 PM
Not defending the cop who did this, but:

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Fox News’ Tucker Carlson went so far as to claim the mainstream media is engaged in a deliberate cover-up of the officer’s nationality. On the July 18 edition of his show, Carlson said, "Mohamed Noor was an immigrant from Somalia. Is that a relevant fact? We don't know. But it's being treated as one by many news organizations. How do you know that? Because they're not reporting it."

First Somali-Muslim Police Officer in Minnesota Kills Blonde Yoga Instructor in Cold Blood (http://beforeitsnews.com/opinion-conservative/2017/07/first-somali-muslim-police-officer-in-minnesota-kills-blonde-yoga-instructor-in-cold-blood-3302050.html)

Unarmed White Woman Murdered In Minnesota, Dems SILENT After Shooter's ID Revealed… (http://washingtonfeed.com/unarmed-white-woman-murdered-in-minnesota-dems-silent-after-shooters-id-revealed.html)

Somali Cop Mohamed Noor Shoots MN Woman Dead as She Was Speaking to His Partner (http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/07/somali-american-cop-shoots-mn-woman-dead-speaking-partner/)

First Migrant Muslim Police Officer MURDERS Blonde Girl in COLD BLOOD – You Won’t Believe DISGUSTING Reason Why! (http://freedomdaily.com/one-dead-in-minnesota-after-its-discovered-that-terrorists-are-now-disguising-themselves-as-cops/)

KILLER COP MOHAMED NOOR WAS 'DIVERSITY' HIRE (http://www.wnd.com/2017/07/killer-cop-mohamed-noor-a-diversity-hire/)

WASHINGTON POST WORRIES ABOUT “ISLAMOPHOBIA” AFTER SOMALI COP KILLS WHITE WOMAN (https://www.infowars.com/washington-post-worries-about-islamophobia-after-somali-cop-kills-white-woman/)

:thinking
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on July 21, 2017, 12:07:24 AM
This sounds like I'm calling you out, and I guess I sorta am in a friendly way, but did you check those links first?

I mean, I just hovered over them and I see WorldNutDaily, Gateway Pundit, InfoWars, Freedom Daily and Washington Feed, which are all conservative, nuttery and/or both or worse. I'll just assume the last one is the same. :lol
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on July 21, 2017, 09:51:13 AM
Well, I mean, that's kinda my point, though. They're the people/sites that will bend over backward to defend every cop that shoots a black person, call BLM a terrorist organization, and dig up and repeat any kind of negative information about every cop-shooting victim, but as soon as it's a dark-skinned cop and a white woman the narrative instantly changes to "DIRTY IMMIGRANTS/MUSLIMS KILLING OUR WOMEN DEMS SILENT!!!"
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on July 21, 2017, 07:23:00 PM
o i c  sorry, i thought the links were responding to Tucker's THE MEDIA IS COVERING IT UP "question"

i will schedule a struggle session
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on July 21, 2017, 09:44:41 PM
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Minneapolis chief of police Janeé Harteau resigned Friday, forced out by the city’s mayor nearly a week after a police officer fatally shot an Australian woman who had called 911.
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Mayor Betsy Hodges, who has previously called the lack of body-camera footage of the shooting “unacceptable,” said in a statement, “I’ve lost confidence in the Chief’s ability to lead us further.”

“For us to continue to transform policing — and community trust in policing — we need new leadership at MPD.”

Protesters overwhelmed Hodges’ press conference Friday evening with chants of “no justice, no peace, prosecute the police.”

In a statement tweeted by the Minneapolis Police Department, Harteau said that “I have decided to step aside to let a fresh set of leadership eyes see what more can be done for the MPD to be the best it can be.”
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: HyperZoneWasAwesome on July 21, 2017, 10:41:55 PM
I had high hopes for Harteau. I mean, you'd think a lesbian police chief would be keen to serving the disenfranchised a little bit better, but sometimes you get the same book with a nicer cover I guess.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Himu on July 23, 2017, 10:15:25 PM
I'm sick and tired of the Australian story. Any time a black person is killed by police people fall over themselves to justify it. Black cop kills white woman and suddenly people care about cops killing people. They don't try to disparage her character. I hear nothing of "she had weed in her system" or anything. Shit like this is what drove me to utterly despise white people to the point of simmering hate with the thought that they are disgusting race. I hate their society and their culture that they have created and this is an example of it in its most pure disgusting form. So I'm really trying hard not to let it get to me, which is nearly impossible. All I can do is pray to God and ask for the strength of forgiveness.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Himu on July 23, 2017, 11:00:04 PM
Here's hoping he gets off scot free. If Philandro Castille can't have justice, neither can she.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Yeti on July 24, 2017, 08:38:38 AM
Two wrongs don't make a right.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Himu on July 24, 2017, 12:30:20 PM
If there is justice in one case but not in the other is there truly any justice?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on July 30, 2017, 11:17:11 AM
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/07/28/trump-tells-police-not-to-worry-about-injuring-suspects-during-arrests/?utm_term=.c86b6140fa02

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“When you guys put somebody in the car and you’re protecting their head, you know, the way you put their hand over?” Trump said, miming the physical motion of an officer shielding a suspect’s head to keep it from bumping against the squad car.

“Like, don’t hit their head, and they just killed somebody — don’t hit their head,” Trump continued. “I said, you can take the hand away, okay?”

[...]

Trump’s remarks were criticized by law enforcement officials including the Houston police chief and agencies including the Gainesville, Fla., police department. His comments also drew a rebuke from the International Association of Chiefs of Police. In a statement Friday, the group did not specifically mention Trump by name but appeared to respond to his speech by stressing the importance of treating all people, including suspects, with respect.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: VomKriege on July 30, 2017, 11:18:52 AM
Miranda ? Who is she ? A 4 at best, am I right ?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 31, 2017, 10:50:57 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4VGdRR7FJzw&feature=share
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: seagrams hotsauce on July 31, 2017, 11:23:42 AM
"Las vegas... new mexico?" lmao
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: zomgee on July 31, 2017, 03:41:06 PM
Sweet mercy that was messed up.

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/new-mexico/articles/2017-06-12/police-video-shows-rescue-of-kidnap-victim-bound-by-chains
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on July 31, 2017, 05:29:30 PM
"Las vegas... new mexico?" lmao

There's a Las Vegas in New Mexico, about 50 miles from where the arrest happened.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: seagrams hotsauce on July 31, 2017, 05:34:00 PM
Well aren't I an asshole then :(
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 31, 2017, 05:44:21 PM
yes lmao
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on July 31, 2017, 10:12:16 PM
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/07/28/trump-tells-police-not-to-worry-about-injuring-suspects-during-arrests/?utm_term=.c86b6140fa02

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“When you guys put somebody in the car and you’re protecting their head, you know, the way you put their hand over?” Trump said, miming the physical motion of an officer shielding a suspect’s head to keep it from bumping against the squad car.

“Like, don’t hit their head, and they just killed somebody — don’t hit their head,” Trump continued. “I said, you can take the hand away, okay?”

[...]

Trump’s remarks were criticized by law enforcement officials including the Houston police chief and agencies including the Gainesville, Fla., police department. His comments also drew a rebuke from the International Association of Chiefs of Police. In a statement Friday, the group did not specifically mention Trump by name but appeared to respond to his speech by stressing the importance of treating all people, including suspects, with respect.

Fuck you, Trump.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mandark on July 31, 2017, 10:20:43 PM
Fuck you, Trump.
The more worrisome thing to me is that watching the video, it was a big applause line, in front of a crowd of LEOs.

It's also been pointed out that there are lots of statements from police departments pushing back, but not a ton from the unions/FOPs.

We got a problem in this country.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 31, 2017, 11:08:26 PM
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/07/31/podcasts/the-daily/the-daily-a-day-with-ice.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on August 07, 2017, 12:51:34 PM
http://www.cp24.com/news/toronto-officer-buys-shirt-tie-for-shoplifter-who-needed-outfit-for-job-interview-1.3535864
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on August 11, 2017, 02:33:54 PM
https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2017/08/10/teen-testifies-he-stood-up-for-himself-then-got-punched-by-a-cop.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on August 14, 2017, 12:38:10 AM
http://www.cp24.com/news/toronto-officer-buys-shirt-tie-for-shoplifter-who-needed-outfit-for-job-interview-1.3535864
https://www.thestar.com/news/crime/2017/08/10/teen-testifies-he-stood-up-for-himself-then-got-punched-by-a-cop.html

You got the whole yin-yang thing going here, huh, Dandy?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on August 14, 2017, 11:38:49 AM
Think its the police with the whole yin-yang thing going on. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on August 14, 2017, 10:01:21 PM
I found this interesting, so there. (That sounds strangely adverserial, but whatever.)
https://extranewsfeed.com/un-qualified-immunity-88a2b65eaa38
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on August 31, 2017, 01:20:00 PM
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-08-30/the-militarization-of-the-hamptons

 :american
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on September 01, 2017, 08:59:16 AM
http://www.sltrib.com/pb/news/2017/08/31/utah-nurse-arrested-after-complying-with-hospital-policy-that-bars-taking-blood-from-unconscious-victim
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Joe Molotov on September 06, 2017, 04:01:38 PM
https://twitter.com/PolkCoSheriff/status/905438240278278144

 :jeanluc
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on September 06, 2017, 05:04:51 PM
https://twitter.com/PolkCoSheriff/status/905438240278278144

 :jeanluc

:badass
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on October 18, 2017, 02:45:35 AM
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-krispy-kreme-glaze-orlando-police-20171012-story.html
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The City of Orlando paid $37,500 to a man to settle a lawsuit after police officers arrested him for what they thought was meth but was actually tiny flakes of glaze from a Krispy Kreme doughnut.
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Cpl. Shelby Riggs-Hopkins pulled Rushing over on the afternoon of December 11, 2015, ostensibly because he did not make a complete stop as he pulled out of a 7-Eleven parking lot and subsequently exceeded the speed limit. But those offenses seem to have been pretexts. Riggs-Hopkins had been keeping an eye on the convenience store because of "citizen complaints about drug activity" and thought it was suspicious that Rushing, who was giving a lift to a friend, left without buying anything, in the company of a "black female employee of the 7-11."

When Rushing opened his wallet to retrieve his driver's license, Riggs-Hopkins noticed that he had a concealed-carry permit and asked if he was armed. He said he was, and she asked him to get out of his car "for my safety." At that point Riggs-Hopkins "observed in plain view a rock-like substance on the floor board where his feet were." The cop recalled that she "recognized, through my eleven years of training and experience as a law enforcement officer, the substance to be some sort of narcotic." The suspect "stated that the substance is sugar from a Krispy Kreme Donut that he ate," but Riggs-Hopkins knew better: Two field tests of the "rock-like substance" gave "a positive indication for the presence of amphetamines."

Rushing said Riggs-Hopkins initially was not sure what "sort of narcotic" she had discovered. "I kept telling them, 'That's…glaze from a doughnut," Rushing told the Orlando Sentinel. "They tried to say it was crack cocaine at first. Then they said, 'No, it's meth, crystal meth.'"

Adding insult to injury, Rushing was accused of possessing meth "with a weapon" (his legally carried handgun), which made a third-degree felony, punishable by up to five years in prison, into a second-degree felony, punishable by up to 15 years in prison. He was handcuffed and taken to the county jail, where he was strip-searched and locked up for 10 hours before being released on $2,500 bail.
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Another test, this time performed by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, determined it was sugar from the doughnut.

Orlando police ended up training more than 730 officers on how to properly use the field test kits.

Riggs-Hopkins was given a written reprimand for making an improper arrest.
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When asked how many other road-side drug tests have produced false positive results, an OPD spokeswoman wrote, "At this time, we have no responsive records. … There is no mechanism in place for easily tracking the number of, or results of, field drug testing."

FDLE spokeswoman Molly Best wrote that her agency has no information about the prevalence of false-positive field drug tests.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: seagrams hotsauce on October 18, 2017, 12:10:02 PM
You'd expect a cop would know their donuts.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on November 15, 2017, 08:21:38 PM
Crossposting from the Politics thread, because oh my god.  :picard

Stolen from resistera, but  :lol :lol :lol
http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/detroit-police-officers-fight-each-other-in-undercover-op-gone-wrong

Video here: http://www.wxyz.com/news/region/detroit/watch-chilling-video-shows-where-botched-detroit-police-drug-raid-went-wrong
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on November 16, 2017, 03:10:05 AM
Crossposting from the Politics thread, because oh my god.  :picard

Stolen from resistera, but  :lol :lol :lol
http://www.fox2detroit.com/news/local-news/detroit-police-officers-fight-each-other-in-undercover-op-gone-wrong

Video here: http://www.wxyz.com/news/region/detroit/watch-chilling-video-shows-where-botched-detroit-police-drug-raid-went-wrong

Yup, came here to post this:
https://twitter.com/notwokieleaks/status/930913624016736261

WINNING, DETROIT!
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Corporal on November 16, 2017, 07:12:22 AM
They are damn lucky it only ended with a brawl and some egg on their face. Given the lack of planning and the nature of the operations that clashed there, I mean. Guns drawn and all.

Hilarious though.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Brehvolution on November 16, 2017, 01:15:20 PM
Do they all get charged with entrapment?   :doge
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on December 07, 2017, 03:27:12 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/US/cop-michael-slager-faces-19-24-years-prison/story?id=51595376
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Boogie on December 07, 2017, 05:04:14 PM
Appropriate result.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on December 08, 2017, 03:51:59 PM
Quote from: https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/12/08/graphic-video-shows-daniel-shaver-sobbing-and-begging-officer-for-his-life-before-2016-shooting
The graphic video, recorded by Brailsford’s body camera, shows Shaver and the woman exiting the hotel room and immediately complying with the officer’s demand that they lay down on the ground.

Shaver immediately puts his hands in the air and lays down on the ground while informing the officer that no one else was in the hotel room.

“If you make a mistake, another mistake, there is a very severe possibility that you’re both going to get shot. Do you understand?” Brailsford says, before telling Shaver to “shut up.”

“I’m not here to be tactical and diplomatic with you. You listen. You obey,” Brailsford says.

For the next five minutes, Brailsford gives Shaver a series of instructions. First, the officer tells Shaver to put both of his hands on top of his head, then he instructs him to cross his left foot over his right foot.

“If you move, we’re going to consider that a threat and we are going to deal with it and you may not survive it,” Brailsford said.

The officer then has the woman crawl down the hallway, where she is taken into custody. Shaver remains on the ground in the hallway, his hands on his head.

The officer tells Shaver to keep his legs crossed and push himself up into a kneeling position. As Shaver pushes himself up, his legs come uncrossed, prompting the officer to scream at him.

“I’m sorry,” Shaver says, placing his hands near his waist, prompting another round of screaming.

“You do that again, we’re shooting you, do you understand?” Brailsford yells.

“Please do not shoot me,” Shaver begs, his hands up straight in the air.

At the officer’s command, Shaver then crawls down the hallway, sobbing. At one point, he reaches back — possibly to pull up his shorts — and Brailsford opens fire, striking Shaver five times.

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...the officer involved was acquitted of second-degree murder charges...

What in the absolute hell.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Trent Dole on December 08, 2017, 06:31:12 PM
It's now ok for cops to kill random unarmed white people - equality at last!
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on December 08, 2017, 09:19:04 PM
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The judge did not allow jurors to hear about an etching on the dust cover of the rifle Brailsford used to shoot Shaver, which said "You're f--ked," because he felt it was prejudicial.
http://reason.com/blog/2017/12/08/arizona-cop-acquitted-for-killing-man-cr

Yeah, that would look bad, wouldn't it.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on January 19, 2018, 06:43:03 PM
http://www.wdrb.com/story/37305301/prospect-assistant-police-chief-told-lmpd-recruit-to-shoot-black-people
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – The former assistant police chief of Prospect told a Louisville Metro Police recruit that, if he catches juveniles smoking marijuana, he should "shoot them” if they are black, according to documents released Friday.

Todd Shaw, who resigned from the suburban Louisville department late last year, sent several “highly disturbing racist and threatening Facebook messages” to the recruit, Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell wrote in a letter to Prospect Mayor John Evans on Aug. 31.

Shaw had fought to keep the messages private after media outlets requested them under Kentucky’s open records law. Jefferson Circuit Court Judge Judith McDonald-Burkman ruled this week that the records must be released.

Shaw was initially suspended with pay on Sept. 1. Prospect Police Chief Jeff Sherrard was not in the office Friday and could not be reached for comment.

In an interview, Evans said that after receiving O'Connell's letter, "the human reaction would be to fire" Shaw, but the department needed to conduct its own investigation.
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Shaw served with LMPD for more than 20 years before joining the Prospect department in 2012. In one of the Facebook messages, the LMPD recruit asked Shaw what to do in a scenario in which he catches three juveniles smoking marijuana.

The question was part of a paper the recruit was writing about “the right thing to do,” according to O’Connell’s letter.

“F--- the right thing,” Shaw allegedly responded. “If black shoot them.”

And as for what to tell the parents of the juveniles, Shaw said: “… call their (pa)rents … if mom is hot then f--- her … if dad is hot then handcuff him and make him suck my d---,” according to O’Connell’s letter.

Shaw continued, “Unless daddy is black. … Then shoot him.”
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Td67kYY9mdQ


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O’Connell told Evans that prosecutors found the Facebook messages while screening a case for possible criminal prosecution against Shaw.

Shaw was under investigation for allegedly interfering in the sexual abuse probe of the Louisville Metro Police’s Explorer program, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the case.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on January 19, 2018, 08:30:09 PM
The other day I listened to the 'My favourite murder' episode on Christopher Dorner and was reminded that cops shot 2 white women and a white surfer dude while looking for a black guy.  I then looked it up and none of these cops faced any penalty.   Which I remember being angry at last year when that was decided but forgot that they got off then got pissed off again when I looked it up. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on January 19, 2018, 08:41:41 PM
To be fair, I believe those women were driving a completely different make, model and color vehicle from what police were looking for.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on January 31, 2018, 06:33:32 AM
https://boingboing.net/2018/01/30/for-a-few-thousand-bucks-detr.html

tl;dr — detroit moves closer to our dystopian libertarian future by prioritizing member enrolled in a for-pay package.

I'm oversimplifying, but their PR department could have done a better job not making this look like pay-to-play for something we're all paying for in taxes.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: seagrams hotsauce on January 31, 2018, 07:16:58 AM
A potentially mandatory 6000k enrollment fee so that the police might actually do their job lol.
 Jesus, and it's run by fucking Comcast, so it probably won't even fucking work half the time
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Joe Molotov on January 31, 2018, 11:23:16 AM
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/crime/bs-md-ci-gun-trace-task-force-gttf-testimony-highlights-20180126-story.html

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Ward said the officers kept BB guns in their vehicles “in case we accidentally hit somebody or got into a shootout, so we could plant them.” He did not say whether the officers ever planted a BB gun on anyone.

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In one incident, police took a man’s house keys, ran his name through databases to find his address, went into the home without a warrant and found drugs and a safe. The officers cracked open the safe, which had about $200,000 inside. They took $100,000 out, closed the safe back up, then filmed themselves pretending to open it for the first time. “Nobody touch anything,” Jenkins can be heard saying on the video, which was played for jurors.

Lot more shit is coming out of this case. Not the least of which is one of the guys that was supposed to testify was shot (with his own gun) a day before he was set to testify.  :comeon
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Kara on February 01, 2018, 03:36:26 AM
My favorite part of that case is that after the officer was shot with his own gun the police held Harlem Park under quasi-martial law for days "investigating" their own crime.

100% normal country.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Skullfuckers Anonymous on April 25, 2018, 10:54:38 AM
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Kevin Raymond Curtis, of Augusta, held up an evidence bag Tuesday containing two small, clear plastic bags of a white sandy material.

Police had suspected the grainy substance was heroin.

It was actually his father.

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On Saturday, Kevin Curtis had lent his 2006 Chevrolet Impala to a friend, Jess Legendre, 31, of Livermore Falls, to go to the grocery store. Curtis said he was unaware Legrendre’s license had been suspended. Police said Legendre’s license had been revoked because he was a habitual offender.

While Legendre was traveling along Prescott Road in Manchester, the vehicle went off the road, struck and broke a utility pole and ended up in a ditch.

Initially, investigators thought he was under the influence of heroin, and emergency responders used the opioid-overdose reversal drug Narcan on him to revive him after he appeared to pass out while rummaging through the glove box for paperwork. Deputies found the small bags of powder and suspected they contained heroin. A second dose of Narcan was administered later at MaineGeneral Medical Center, where Legendre was taken for treatment.

https://www.centralmaine.com/2018/04/24/tests-show-powder-seized-by-police-after-car-crash-were-human-remains-not-heroin/
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Joe Molotov on May 24, 2018, 08:43:22 PM
https://twitter.com/SantaMonicaPD/status/999735800739676160
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: team filler on May 27, 2018, 01:58:06 PM
And as for what to tell the parents of the juveniles, Shaw said: “… call their (pa)rents … if mom is hot then f--- her … if dad is hot then handcuff him and make him suck my d---,” according to O’Connell’s letter.
:drool :drool :drool
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on May 28, 2018, 12:19:15 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0eq2RgX23g
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: kingv on May 28, 2018, 01:20:34 PM
The comments I have seen on that video are proof we are in a post-racial society.

A lot of Americans (or Russian bots pretending to be American) as willing to defend cops god-given right to ground pound anyone that looks at them sideways.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Brehvolution on May 29, 2018, 10:49:41 AM
The comments I have seen on that video are proof we are in a post-racial society.

A lot of Americans (or Russian bots pretending to be American) as willing to defend cops god-given right to ground pound anyone that looks at them sideways.

Except when it happens to them. Then their rights would have been violated.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mandark on June 03, 2018, 06:11:07 PM
https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1003327292762918918
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on June 29, 2018, 10:31:33 AM
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/unarmed-blackman-tased-police-video-lancaster-pennsylvania-danene-sorace-sean-williams-a8422321.html?utm_source=reddit.com
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on June 29, 2018, 12:05:52 PM
https://theappeal.org/a-black-man-called-the-cops-nazis-and-was-charged-with-a-hate-crime/
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On Sept. 23, 2016, Robbie Sanderson, a 52-year-old Black man from North Carolina, was arrested for retail theft by in Crafton, a small town near Pittsburgh.

During the arrest, Sanderson called police “Nazis,” “skinheads” and “Gestapo,” according to an affidavit of probable cause filed by the Crafton Borough police.

For that, he was charged with a hate crime.
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The police approached Sanderson by the cash registers, detained him, and searched his backpack, according to the affidavit. Inside the backpack, police allegedly found a little more than $100 worth of stolen merchandise, including beef jerky and Dr. Scholl’s shoe inserts.

After Sanderson called the police derogatory names, the affidavit states, he also told them “that’s why motherfuckers are killing y’all out here” and “all you cops just shoot people for no reason.”

And police said that Sanderson told one officer, Brian Tully, that he was going to find his wife and have sex with her.

Tully then charged Sanderson with summary retail theft for allegedly stealing the items from the CVS, as well as misdemeanor terroristic threats, institutional vandalism and resisting arrest for incidents that occurred during the arrest, according to court records.

Sanderson was also charged with “felony ethnic intimidation”—Pennsylvania’s hate crime statute—for making angry comments to the police.
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Sanderson is not the only Pennsylvania resident to face ethnic intimidation charges for what appears to be simply making comments to the police that could be considered racist. The Appeal identified at least three other such cases in the state in 2016.

In January that year, Sannetta Amoroso, a 43-year-old Black woman from Pittsburgh, was charged with multiple counts of first-degree felony ethnic intimidation by McKees Rocks police Officer Brandy Harcha. According to police, Amoroso became angry while trying to report a crime and said “I’m going to kill all you white bitches” and “death to all you white bitches.”

Then in June, Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Robert Wareham charged Steven Ray Oller, 47, of Chambersburg, with misdemeanor ethnic intimidation for threatening officers and using a racial slur directed at a Latinx trooper during an arrest for suspected DUI.

And in August, Trooper James Welsh of the state police charged Seneca Anthony Payne, a 39-year-old Bucks County man, with misdemeanor ethnic intimidation. Payne allegedly called an officer a “Gandhi motherfucker” during a welfare check at Payne’s home.

Despite filing such charges, in 2016 these departments reported to the Pennsylvania State Police Uniform Crime Reporting System that no hate crimes occurred in their jurisdictions.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on June 29, 2018, 03:17:03 PM
BLUE LIVES MATTER
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 01, 2018, 08:29:07 PM
https://www.theonion.com/black-father-gives-son-the-talk-about-holding-literally-1825024938
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: team filler on July 01, 2018, 08:55:29 PM
BLUE LIVES MATTER
(https://i.imgur.com/XTtY0Bs.jpg)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: team filler on July 01, 2018, 08:57:50 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAKWwM_FCfM
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on July 04, 2018, 10:21:42 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iAKWwM_FCfM

That was a lot of cops arriving in a very short time period.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Mandark on September 13, 2018, 08:19:12 PM
https://twitter.com/FOX4/status/1040361795519541249

This is the recent case where the guy got shot in his own apartment by an off duty officer who claims she thought it was her own.

Rarely have I seen a Tweet so widely roasted across the different parts of Twitter. I wonder if the "not an angel" playbook has been so exposed that it might have started to lose value.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Joe Molotov on September 17, 2018, 03:26:30 PM
http://www.nbc-2.com/story/39097550/sheriff-us-border-patrol-agent-suspected-of-killing-4-women

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He said that authorities believe Ortiz had killed all four women since Sept. 3. The names of the victims were not immediately released. Alaniz said two of them were U.S. citizens but the nationalities of the other two were not yet known. All of them were working as prostitutes and one was a transgender woman, he said.

Make your guesses as to why this isn't getting much play.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on September 17, 2018, 04:41:11 PM
US Border Patrol agent who killed trans women, but was latino.

Latino who killed women, but also US Border Patrol agent and victims were prostitutes and trans.

It's the ultimate catch-22.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on March 19, 2019, 08:18:26 PM
Follow-up on one of the incidents collected here.


North Miami Cop Not Guilty of Negligence for Shooting at Autistic Man Holding Toy Truck (https://www.miaminewtimes.com/news/jonathan-aledda-cop-who-shot-charles-kinsey-acquitted-of-culpable-negligence-11118569)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on April 10, 2019, 09:56:09 PM
https://www.newschannel5.com/news/dickson-county-sheriffs-office-debuts-autism-awareness-patrol-car

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CHARLOTTE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A Dickson County Sheriff has debuted the newest addition to the patrol fleet which features a blue ribbon with Autism Awareness puzzle pieces.

Sheriff Jeff Bledsoe came up with the idea to dedicate one of the Dickson County Sheriff vehicles to Autism Awareness which was designed by Dickson Graphics.

The design is present both on the hood and on the life gate.

The blue autism ribbon featured on the car was first adopted in 1999. It has since been the universal sign of Autism Awareness.

The puzzle pieces are meant to reflect how complex the autism spectrum is and the different diversity of the people and families who live with the condition.

The new patrol car is expected to be assigned to a deputy in the near future.

(https://ewscripps.brightspotcdn.com/dims4/default/1137351/2147483647/strip/true/crop/750x422+0+70/resize/1280x720!/quality/90/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fewscripps.brightspotcdn.com%2F33%2Fb9%2Fb4a189eb42d89617dacfd014c68b%2F56845664-2681479475200820-4613151568642965504-n.jpg)
(https://ewscripps.brightspotcdn.com/dims4/default/21e8723/2147483647/strip/true/crop/960x540+0+90/resize/1280x720!/quality/90/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fewscripps.brightspotcdn.com%2F4a%2F8a%2Faf1aec134d999c8480d0ecb101b6%2F56945042-2681479555200812-233068736779649024-n.jpg)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on June 27, 2019, 12:43:54 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=492&v=Q9SZlypyK-4
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 03, 2019, 11:09:21 PM
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatoon/rcmp-pelican-narrows-video-1.5198029
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 09, 2019, 08:46:48 PM
https://www.thedailybeast.com/officer-kevin-moris-charged-with-assault-after-video-showed-him-slamming-arlando-pesoas-head-into-ground?via=FB_Page&source=TDB&fbclid=IwAR1gqb-NGYU2Cm7G5XNGUOXWDUvuAY3-eQbfkXICkYirCJf5MONeGG8TIHU

And all the other cops just watch. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 11, 2019, 01:34:34 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lmTv1Tb9UBY
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Kara on July 11, 2019, 02:00:21 PM
WTF
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 30, 2019, 12:39:24 PM
https://www.knoxnews.com/story/news/crime/2019/07/29/claiborne-county-deputy-shot-gun-into-traffic-i-75/1838076001/
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on August 19, 2019, 11:17:38 PM
https://www.thedailybeast.com/daniel-pantaleo-cop-who-killed-eric-garner-fired-by-nypd-commissioner-james-oneill
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New York City Police Commissioner James O’Neill announced his decision Monday to fire NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo after it was found that he’d violated policy by restraining Garner with a prohibited chokehold in 2014.

“None of us can take back our decisions, especially when they lead to the death of another human being,” O’Neill said. “It is clear that Daniel Pantaleo can no longer effectively serve as a New York City police officer.”
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The police union that represents Pantaleo said Monday, and a NYPD official with direct knowledge later confirmed to The Daily Beast, that it had been in discussions as late as Friday to allow Pantaleo to resign and keep his full pension. The discussions broke down before O’Neill decided to terminate Pantaleo, leaving him with only his portion of his pension contribution.

Pantaleo’s lawyer said he plans to appeal the termination, with the goal of getting the officer’s job back. Meanwhile, the police union slammed O’Neill. Pat Lynch, president of the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association, said the commissioner chose “politics and his own self-interest over the police officers he claims to lead.”
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on September 29, 2019, 06:29:10 PM
Quote from: https://www.insider.com/ismael-lopez-undocumented-immigrant-constitutional-rights-2019-9
Two years ago, police officers arrived at a Mississippi home in the middle of the night to execute a warrant. But they knocked on the wrong person's door, a commotion ensued, and they shot the homeowner in the back of the head, state investigators said.

Now, the city of Southaven has argued in a legal brief that the man, Ismael Lopez, was not protected by the US Constitution because he was an undocumented immigrant.

Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: VomKriege on September 29, 2019, 06:37:35 PM
Quote from: https://www.insider.com/ismael-lopez-undocumented-immigrant-constitutional-rights-2019-9
Two years ago, police officers arrived at a Mississippi home in the middle of the night to execute a warrant. But they knocked on the wrong person's door, a commotion ensued, and they shot the homeowner in the back of the head, state investigators said.

Now, the city of Southaven has argued in a legal brief that the man, Ismael Lopez, was not protected by the US Constitution because he was an undocumented immigrant.

Let's just feign to entertain this folly for the sake of argument : So ?

:mindblown
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: kingv on September 29, 2019, 08:10:42 PM
Maybe we just shouldn’t call it ‘executing’ a warrant.

Kamala and them seem to be getting the wrong idea.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Transhuman on September 29, 2019, 08:36:13 PM
Man when they introduced body cameras I was naive enough to think it would change things. The only difference is now the killings are in first-person
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on October 01, 2019, 02:02:10 PM
Quote from: https://www.fox4news.com/news/amber-guyger-found-guilty-of-murder-in-fatal-shooting-of-botham-jean
A former Dallas police officer who fatally shot an unarmed man in his apartment was found guilty of murder by a Dallas County jury on Tuesday.

...

The basic facts of the unusual shooting were not in dispute throughout the trial. In September 2018, Guyger walked up to Jean's apartment -- which was on the fourth floor, directly above hers on the third -- and found the door unlocked. She was off duty but still dressed in her police uniform after a long shift when she shot Jean with her service weapon.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Joe Molotov on October 01, 2019, 03:04:00 PM
Really surprised she got murder. I think a lot people believed she'd be found guilty but only for manslaughter.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Brehvolution on October 02, 2019, 09:46:59 AM
Imagine sitting in your home watching TV minding your own business. Your neighbor cop comes in your living room in uniform and pulls the gun. And you are just supposed to sit there and get shot instead of defending yourself. If you defend yourself, getting shot is justified since it looks like you are resisting arrest. it's their word against yours.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on October 04, 2019, 04:59:12 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BtPt6GrnE6s&feature=youtu.be
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: team filler on October 05, 2019, 07:19:43 PM
https://twitter.com/WoobieTuesday/status/1180617702819237888

they killed the witness
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on October 06, 2019, 01:27:27 PM
http://theoklahomaeagle.net/2019/10/01/woman-who-filmed-shooting-of-botham-jean-fired-from-job-in-retaliation-video/
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on October 08, 2019, 10:23:59 PM
https://www.apnews.com/2f89ec2b926b49d49da6a24bc7c73206

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It is unclear how the three men came into contact with Brown or why they would have driven more than 300 miles (483 kilometers) from central Louisiana to purchase marijuana in Texas.

:dead
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on October 13, 2019, 09:40:12 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb4n7sddVsU&feature=youtu.be&t=72
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Propagandhim on October 13, 2019, 10:19:17 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=492&v=Q9SZlypyK-4

Love when the cop radio's in for more help and deliberately feigns ignorance:  "Suspect has some kind of blunt object in his hands."   He knows what it is and prefers not to specify it as a trash picker.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on October 13, 2019, 12:08:01 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mb4n7sddVsU&feature=youtu.be&t=72
Didn't even announce himself as police. One command, then fires almost immediately. He had no idea what was even going on, but fires on the first figure he sees. Wtf kind of procedure is that?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on October 28, 2019, 10:05:36 PM
https://www.cityandstateny.com/articles/politics/new-york-state/das-trained-how-to-keep-people-in-jail-despite-new-bail-law.html
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Jed Painter, an assistant district attorney from Nassau County, has been giving presentations on New York’s new state laws that limit bail, expand discovery in criminal cases and encourage speedy trials to audiences of lawyers and legislators across the state. But critics say Painter’s presentation helps prosecutors find legal loopholes to hold more defendants on bail and to delay trials.
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In the course of the nearly 90-minute July 13 presentation provided by NYPTI as a podcast, Painter gave tips to the audience of prosecutors on how to jail people that otherwise would be released under the new law. Under the law going into effect on Jan. 1, 2020, defendants can be held pretrial if they miss a court appearance and don’t appear for 30 days. So Painter gives what he called a “practice pointer you can tell your police”: If a defendant warranted on a felony doesn’t show up to court, “don’t pick them up right away. Don’t be their Uber,” he said. “You’re not going to get bail on them for that violation. Wait the 30 days, and then you’ve got your bail jumping charge waiting for them.”

Painter added that “if public safety is an issue, you don’t want to wait the 30 days,” but he seemed to be encouraging prosecutors to find a way to hold defendants pretrial.

Later in the presentation, Painter gave a strategy for when you have a “problem child” – presumably, an uncooperative defendant who won’t show up to court dates. That situation would obviously frustrate prosecutors, but defendants can be held in jail awaiting trial if they have “persistently and willfully” failed to appear. Painter suggests asking the judge to require the defendant check in daily by phone or Skype. If they fail, then the defendant could be arrested – ensuring their attendance in court. “Can you do this by yourself? No. Can you talk to your administrative judges about doing this? Absolutely,” Painter said.
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Painter is clearly no fan of those laws. “I have a problem with all of this,” he said during the presentation, while listing some crimes where prosecutors can still ask a judge to set bail. At another point, he says the writers of the bill text “screwed up.”

In an emailed statement, Painter told City & State that the quotes above are “an oversimplified misrepresentation of the training that I have offered to promote compliance with these well-intended but flawed laws.”

He said that asking cops to wait 30 days before an arrest actually gives defendants that much time to voluntarily come back to court and avoid additional charges.

“Only if the Legislature’s intent was to allow felony defendants to evade justice with impunity, which it was not, would this practice point frustrate the law’s objective,” he wrote.

Painter also criticized the way the laws were passed, as a part of the annual budget which was, as is typical, passed late at night with minimal time for legislators to review the language upon which they were voting. “Passage of these laws was rushed without a single public hearing on the legislation that was ultimately enacted,” Painter said. “Though laudably seeking to promote a more just and efficient system, these laws impose massive and immediate unfunded mandates upon local governments resulting in many legal and practical concerns compounded by the short window afforded by the Legislature to comply.”

Miriam Sholder, spokeswoman for the Nassau County District Attorney’s office, where Painter works, responded in a separate statement, saying that the office supports the goals of the legislation and has worked diligently to prepare for its implementation by offering training. “Claims that this training in any way seeks to frustrate or undermine the objectives of this legislation are factually inaccurate and border on defamatory,” Sholder said.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on October 31, 2019, 06:59:25 AM
Quote from: https://www.npr.org/2019/10/30/774788611/police-owe-nothing-to-man-whose-home-they-blew-up-appeals-court-says
An armed shoplifting suspect in Colorado barricaded himself in a stranger's suburban Denver home in June 2015. In an attempt to force the suspect out, law enforcement blew up walls with explosives, fired tear gas and drove a military-style armored vehicle through the property's doors.

After an hours-long siege, the home was left with shredded walls and blown-out windows. In some parts of the interior, the wood framing was exposed amid a mountain of debris.

A federal appeals court in Denver ruled this week that the homeowner, who had no connection to the suspect, isn't entitled to be compensated, because the police were acting to preserve the safety of the public.

[...]

The suspect in the case, who was wanted in connection with shoplifting, was taken into custody after a 19-hour standoff. More than 100 officers from agencies around the Denver area responded to the incident.
To arrest a shoplifter. Armed shoplifter, sorry.

Police training in Colorado:
- Escalate!
- Escalate more?
- Fuck it, throw all of your resources at the problem. Yeehaw!
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on October 31, 2019, 08:06:26 PM
Look, most of the house was still there:
(https://i.imgur.com/Ku2LBrQ.jpg)
(https://i.imgur.com/4Qpitwh.jpg)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: EchoRin on October 31, 2019, 08:10:26 PM
This is like a using a rocket launcher to kill a fly  :o
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on October 31, 2019, 08:14:42 PM
I've entered the house in Siege causing less damage than they did on the back. :lol
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on October 31, 2019, 08:18:39 PM
For Denver area SWAT:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mC3lpps33dc
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: kingv on October 31, 2019, 09:29:36 PM
That shit is outrageous.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on April 30, 2020, 09:35:31 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mj0eUvvO7q4
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Ghoul on April 30, 2020, 10:07:54 AM
https://metro.co.uk/video/police-officer-caught-camera-kicking-15-year-old-boy-2161878/?ito=vjs-link

UK cop kicking in a 15 year old :D.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on April 30, 2020, 10:24:54 AM
'grin'?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Ghoul on April 30, 2020, 10:57:00 AM
makes me laugh he looks around before doing it yet gets caught on camera.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Trent Dole on May 27, 2020, 07:36:40 AM
So Minneapolis blew up yesterday
https://twitter.com/UR_Ninja/status/1265436571819532288
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on May 27, 2020, 09:05:29 AM
Nice to see that corona-chan hasn't changed everything.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: team filler on May 28, 2020, 05:32:53 AM
https://twitter.com/theelovelylaya/status/1265899290825818112
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Pissy F Benny on May 28, 2020, 07:14:10 AM
:piss  :cop :piss2
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on September 11, 2020, 05:45:00 AM
https://www.pittsburghcurrent.com/pittsburgh-cop-with-troubled-past-arrests-bystander-after-he-came-up-and-decided-to-be-disrespectful-to-me/
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on September 11, 2020, 07:51:38 AM
Hold still citizen, the cop needs to dominate you.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on September 11, 2020, 08:05:26 AM
https://twitter.com/CityCynthia/status/1304176106623373313
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on September 11, 2020, 11:20:22 AM
https://www.pittsburghcurrent.com/pittsburgh-cop-with-troubled-past-arrests-bystander-after-he-came-up-and-decided-to-be-disrespectful-to-me/

Cops in the 1800s: I just fought a pitched battle against an armed group of strikers

Cops now: he disrespected me
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Oblivion on September 11, 2020, 05:10:57 PM
https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1303704037917962242
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: VomKriege on September 11, 2020, 10:18:35 PM
https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1303704037917962242

(https://i.imgur.com/tDNwPcR.jpg)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Skullfuckers Anonymous on September 18, 2020, 08:40:48 AM
They can’t keep getting away with this.

https://mobile.twitter.com/Hbomberguy/status/1306556530213478406
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on September 18, 2020, 09:45:31 AM
ACAB(EDC)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on September 18, 2020, 01:51:43 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/AliceAvizandum/status/1306510552202711042

 :titus
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Skullfuckers Anonymous on November 23, 2020, 03:34:15 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/NYPDPSA8/status/1330537588189507584

What would we do without them?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Skullfuckers Anonymous on February 16, 2021, 11:25:08 PM
 :brain

https://mobile.twitter.com/donie/status/1361644471566352386
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on March 21, 2021, 11:38:01 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qoU6tv3C7QE

jesus
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on March 22, 2021, 10:58:30 AM
https://apnews.com/article/police-private-facebook-groups-hate-22355db9b0b7561ce91fa2ddfbcd2fc1
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on March 22, 2021, 01:24:36 PM
https://apnews.com/article/police-private-facebook-groups-hate-22355db9b0b7561ce91fa2ddfbcd2fc1

 :pika
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on March 28, 2021, 04:00:42 PM
https://twitter.com/chadloder/status/1375855008210579456
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on March 28, 2021, 08:26:00 PM
Good boy.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on April 05, 2021, 09:27:45 PM
https://apnews.com/article/derek-chauvin-trial-live-updates-c3e3fe08773cd2f012654e782e326f6e

Kneeling on Floyd’s neck was against “policy.”
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on April 05, 2021, 09:53:42 PM
I've been watching bits of the live stream and some of the jury selection.  I really wouldn't be surprised if he gets off. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on April 10, 2021, 09:43:07 AM
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/lawsuit-virginia-police-officers-threatened-man-during-stop/2021/04/09/82d29b70-9972-11eb-8f0a-3384cf4fb399_story.html

https://www.pilotonline.com/news/crime/vp-nw-windsor-police-20210408-a4ynzlmqpjgq3a755hlgpk4qqe-story.html  has the video
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on April 15, 2021, 08:36:54 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/chicagotribune/status/1382834377143488521
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Skullfuckers Anonymous on April 16, 2021, 04:14:18 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/ComfortableCam/status/1382797429603409921
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on April 19, 2021, 06:53:18 AM
https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/18/us/austin-shooting-three-dead/index.html

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(CNN) — Authorities are looking for a former sheriff's office detective suspected of killing three people in a shooting in Austin, Texas.

The victims were pronounced dead at the scene Sunday, according to tweets from Austin-Travis County EMS. The shooting appears to be "a domestic situation that is isolated," Austin police said in a tweet.
"Obviously this is a tragedy. We have people who have lost their lives out here," Austin Police Interim Chief Joseph Chacon said during a Sunday news briefing. "The danger still remains high at this point."

Police identified the suspect, who is still at large, as Stephen Nicholas Broderick, 41.

In the age of active shooters, a new mantra has emerged: 'Run. Hide. Fight.'
It is unknown if Broderick fled on foot or in a vehicle and authorities said they're concerned he could be hiding or take a hostage, Chacon said.

"We're going to be doing our very best to conduct the best investigation that we can and also to get this person into custody as quickly as possible and hopefully with no further loss of life," Chacon said during the briefing.

Chacon said people should still be vigilant and not approach the suspect if they see him.

Broderick is a former Travis County Sheriff's Office detective who was charged with sexual assault of a child, Travis County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kristen Dark told CNN.

Dark said Broderick resigned from the department last year after he was arrested and charged in the child sexual assault case. He was arrested June 6, 2020 and released on bond the same month.

CNN has reached out to the Travis County prosecutor for more information and is working to obtain the affidavit in the case.

Austin police, fire and EMS responded to the city's Great Hills Trail and Rain Creek Parkway area around 11:42 a.m. Sunday, where they found three people suffering gunshot wounds, according to officials.
The shooting was targeted and the three victims -- two women and one man -- knew Broderick, according to Chacon. A child was involved but has been located and is safe, he added.

The motive in the shooting is currently unknown.

Correction: An earlier version of this story had the wrong date for Stephen Nicholas Broderick's arrest on charges of sexual assault of a child. It was June 6.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on April 19, 2021, 05:00:10 PM
Derek Chauvin trial just went to dileberation. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Stro on April 19, 2021, 06:01:57 PM
After spending 2 weeks of blaming literally every person involved in the scene EXCEPT Chauvin, including inanimate objects, the Chauvin defense ends with calling for mistrials on multiple grounds that were dismissed, and I think some thing where the judge is ultimately the arbiter and not the jury or some shit.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Beezy on April 19, 2021, 09:41:09 PM
https://twitter.com/deep_dab/status/1384019471363309568
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on April 20, 2021, 05:23:42 PM
GUILTY
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: team filler on April 20, 2021, 05:26:31 PM
 :ufup :cop :umad
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: EchoRin on April 20, 2021, 05:33:52 PM
GUILTY

Pretty decent 420. Was nervous. Jury was pretty quick on their decision though.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: james on April 20, 2021, 05:34:05 PM
Good.

Now when are they locking up the 17 year old that killed people at the protest?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Raist on April 20, 2021, 05:53:42 PM
That's.... some phrasing :lol

https://twitter.com/Phil_Lewis_/status/1384624260698812416
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on April 20, 2021, 06:05:41 PM
On all charges too!  really wasn't expecting that. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on April 20, 2021, 06:53:06 PM
https://www.propublica.org/article/what-police-impunity-looks-like-there-was-no-discipline-as-no-wrongdoing-was-found
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Whatever the jury ultimately decides about the culpability of former Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, we already know the case is an anomaly. Officers who kill civilians are rarely prosecuted, let alone convicted — many aren’t even disciplined by their departments.
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Last Wednesday marked two years since the shooting, so I checked in with the NYPD about it. The department had said late last year that it had finally finished its internal investigation and that the police commissioner — who has complete discretion over discipline, as many chiefs around the country do — would soon be deciding what to do.

Last week, the NYPD told me that Commissioner Dermot Shea had indeed ruled on the case. The officers were completely cleared. “There was no discipline as no wrongdoing was found,” the department said.

Here is the NYPD’s full statement. It noted that there was also a “tactical review” to determine “what, if anything, could have been done differently.”
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For a year and a half, it refused to release body-worn camera footage, arguing in response to a public records request and lawsuit that doing so would “interfere” with the department’s internal investigation and would be an “unwarranted invasion of personal privacy.”

But the NYPD did offer its perspective about what happened. “It appears to be justified,” one of the NYPD’s top officials told reporters the day after the shooting.

The police’s perspective shaped the early coverage. Citing “law enforcement sources,” the New York Post reported that a “musclebound man” who was “nicknamed ‘Chaos’” had been shot “when he charged at cops twice with a stick and a knife.” (Trawick was about 5 feet, 5 inches tall, and his family told me they’ve never heard that nickname. The video shows he ran at the officers once, after he was hit by a Taser.)

The NYPD eventually decided to release footage, after the Bronx District Attorney’s Office published it as part of a report last November that laid out its decision not to pursue criminal charges against the officers. The DA’s decision, too, was no surprise: Local prosecutors, who work closely with the police, are particularly hesitant to indict officers.

The DA’s report had troubling revelations buried inside it. While the report’s highlighted timeline didn’t mention it, the report revealed more than two dozen pages in that Davis had tried to stop his partner from shooting Trawick. It also disclosed that other officers had previously decided there was no need to use force when they answered remarkably similar calls involving Trawick. On page 36, the report cited those interactions as “examples of disparate outcomes that deserve mention.”

The DA’s report did not contain the full, unedited body-worn camera footage, and the NYPD initially continued to fight a lawsuit demanding it.

The day before a December hearing in the case, the NYPD sent the footage to the complainants, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, because, after 20 months, the department’s internal review was complete. That footage, which the law firm shared with me, showed that as officers converged on the scene where Trawick lay lifeless, two of them told a sergeant that “nobody” had been hurt. “Just a perp.”
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Skullfuckers Anonymous on April 20, 2021, 06:56:46 PM
Good.

Now when are they locking up the 17 year old that killed people at the protest?

Lin Wood is doing his best to make sure Rittenhouse gets executed.

https://mobile.twitter.com/RonFilipkowski/status/1379033078912409602
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Nintex on April 20, 2021, 07:36:00 PM
That's.... some phrasing :lol

https://twitter.com/Phil_Lewis_/status/1384624260698812416
"George Floyd is very proud of us right now" - Nancy Trump

:trumps
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on April 20, 2021, 07:52:59 PM
https://twitter.com/LawSelfDefense/status/1384649904660697093
https://twitter.com/LawSelfDefense/status/1384650218596040705

 :umad
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Lonewulfeus on April 20, 2021, 08:14:20 PM
1 down 1 million to go :pacspit
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on April 20, 2021, 08:19:13 PM
there's more than 1 million yts in this country :ufup
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Nuitangg on April 20, 2021, 08:39:26 PM
Raiders really stepped in it.  :lol
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on April 20, 2021, 08:39:57 PM
can't help themselves:
https://twitter.com/MayorFrey/status/1384619597576474625
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on April 20, 2021, 09:57:57 PM
https://www.fox5ny.com/news/deaf-black-woman-detained-handcuffed-by-police-as-crying-daughters-asked-to-interpret
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: team filler on April 20, 2021, 10:30:08 PM
https://twitter.com/jfreewright/status/1384177048030089227
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on April 21, 2021, 12:19:00 AM
https://twitter.com/axios/status/1384678521478340609

 :cop
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Transhuman on April 21, 2021, 12:44:30 AM
So am I supposed to thank Floyd for dying or not?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Raist on April 21, 2021, 02:14:15 AM
Raiders really stepped in it.  :lol

https://twitter.com/Raiders/status/1384650781672939521

 :lol
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Beezy on April 21, 2021, 08:51:19 AM
https://twitter.com/thedailybeast/status/1384661566352723970
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Joe Molotov on April 22, 2021, 11:06:07 AM
I've been watching bits of the live stream and some of the jury selection.  I really wouldn't be surprised if he gets off. 

https://twitter.com/FINALLEVEL/status/1384617606003499008
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on April 22, 2021, 10:58:18 PM
https://twitter.com/TheRealOJ32/status/1385268007203602433
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on April 22, 2021, 11:15:38 PM
(https://i.imgur.com/EeMqyD6.png)

the best headline writers
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: BIONIC on April 23, 2021, 03:33:54 AM
I've been watching bits of the live stream and some of the jury selection.  I really wouldn't be surprised if he gets off. 

https://twitter.com/FINALLEVEL/status/1384617606003499008

https://youtu.be/Zd8vzIRQLLM
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on April 24, 2021, 12:21:48 AM
Quote from: https://abcnews.go.com/US/chauvins-conviction-floyd-murder-doj-weighs-charging-2017/story?id=77254006
Late last year, as a team of Minnesota state prosecutors was preparing for the trial that would ultimately convict former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of murdering George Floyd, they received a series of videos depicting Chauvin's handling of another case three years earlier that by their own description shocked them.

The videos, from Sept. 4, 2017, allegedly showed Chauvin striking a Black teenager in the head so hard that the boy needed stitches, then allegedly holding the boy down with his knee for nearly 17 minutes, and allegedly ignoring complaints from the boy that he couldn't breathe.

"Those videos show a far more violent and forceful treatment of this child than Chauvin describes in his report [of the incident]," Matthew Frank, one of the state prosecutors, wrote in a court filing at the time.

Now, the U.S. Justice Department may do something that state prosecutors never did: charge Chauvin for the 2017 incident.

Two months ago, federal prosecutors in Minneapolis brought witnesses before a federal grand jury to provide testimony related to the incident, the Minneapolis Star-Tribune reported at the time. And this week, a source informed of the probe told ABC News that the investigation is still underway, with the Justice Department still weighing whether to bring federal charges against Chauvin for both the 2017 incident and George Floyd's death.
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After officers entered the home and spoke to the woman, they ordered the son to lie on the ground, but he refused. Within seconds, Chauvin hit the teenager with his flashlight, grabbed the teenager's throat, hit him again with the flashlight, and then "applied a neck restraint, causing the child to lose consciousness and go to the ground," according to Frank's account of the videos, detailed in a filing seeking permission to raise the incident during trial.

"Chauvin and [the other officer] placed [the teenager] in the prone position and handcuffed him behind his back while the teenager's mother pleaded with them not to kill her son and told her son to stop resisting," Frank wrote, noting that at one point the teenager's ear began bleeding. "About a minute after going to the ground, the child began repeatedly telling the officers that he could not breathe, and his mother told Chauvin to take his knee off her son."

About eight minutes in, Chauvin moved his knee to the teenager's upper back and left it there for nine more minutes, according to Frank.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: VomKriege on April 24, 2021, 12:55:56 PM
Well see ? That younger kid didn't die of it, so Floyd must have had some other cause !  :riot :insane
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Stro on April 24, 2021, 02:23:00 PM
Honestly I'm completely positive that would have been the argument had it been allowed to be brought up in the Chauvin case.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on April 24, 2021, 09:51:39 PM
Quote from: https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/crime/bs-md-ag-office-review-20210423-l2oamj3ixnhwznd4545f7pjcau-story.html
The Maryland’s Attorney General’s Office said Friday it believes there should be a review of “in custody” death reports produced by the state’s Office of the Chief Medical Examiner during the tenure of Dr. David Fowler, nine days after Fowler testified that an ex-Minneapolis police officer was not responsible for the death of George Floyd in police custody.

The announcement came less than 24 hours after the attorney general’s office received a letter from the former medical examiner of Washington, D.C., Roger A. Mitchell, signed by 431 doctors from around the country, saying Fowler’s testimony and conclusions were so far outside the bounds of accepted forensic practice that all his previous work could come into question.

“Dr. Fowler’s stated opinion that George Floyd’s death during active police restraint should be certified with an ‘undetermined’ manner is outside the standard practice and conventions for investigating and certification of in-custody deaths. This stated opinion raises significant concerns for his previous practice and management,” the letter said.
whoops
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on April 26, 2021, 12:02:40 AM
On the lighter side:
Quote from: https://www.fox5dc.com/news/dc-cop-cars-totaled-after-officers-drag-race-in-ne-says-commander
Two D.C. police cars were totaled after officers decided to drag race each other, according to an internal email obtained exclusively by FOX 5’s Lindsay Watts.

"Yesterday two 6D scout cars were totaled because officers decided instead of fighting crime, patrolling their beats, or engaging the community – they decided to drag race each other on Anacostia Avenue at 5 pm in the evening," reads the email from 6D Commander Durriyyah Habeebullah.

Sources say the email was sent to command staff following the crash Thursday.

"What does this say to all the members of MPD who are passionate about their job and work hard every day to make a difference. This is not fair to any of us," the email goes on to say.

DC Police would not provide the incident report Sunday because the department only provides traffic reports through FOIA.
lol at making you FOIA everything
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on April 26, 2021, 08:27:24 PM
https://www.reddit.com/r/policebrutality/comments/mywbep/ready_for_the_pop_cops_laugh_fistbump_rewatching/

This makes me really mad.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on April 27, 2021, 09:51:49 AM
Sadistic animals. These are the exact kind of people who don't deserve to have any power over anyone.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Nintex on April 27, 2021, 12:36:30 PM
Ugh, that is what true evil looks like.  :tocry
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Skullfuckers Anonymous on April 27, 2021, 12:43:24 PM
You guys are only angry at that video because you don’t understand the constant danger that all cops are in.

https://mobile.twitter.com/NYCPDDEA/status/1386812200774508547
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Nintex on April 27, 2021, 12:44:55 PM
Are we sure that's not from the Chapelle Show?  :doge

spoiler (click to show/hide)
It looks fake because the police didn't start shooting
[close]
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Joe Molotov on April 28, 2021, 11:58:17 AM
On the lighter side:
Quote from: https://www.fox5dc.com/news/dc-cop-cars-totaled-after-officers-drag-race-in-ne-says-commander
Two D.C. police cars were totaled after officers decided to drag race each other, according to an internal email obtained exclusively by FOX 5’s Lindsay Watts.

"Yesterday two 6D scout cars were totaled because officers decided instead of fighting crime, patrolling their beats, or engaging the community – they decided to drag race each other on Anacostia Avenue at 5 pm in the evening," reads the email from 6D Commander Durriyyah Habeebullah.

Sources say the email was sent to command staff following the crash Thursday.

"What does this say to all the members of MPD who are passionate about their job and work hard every day to make a difference. This is not fair to any of us," the email goes on to say.

DC Police would not provide the incident report Sunday because the department only provides traffic reports through FOIA.
lol at making you FOIA everything

Implying that drag racing isn't a form of engaging the community :wag Has Habeebullah ever heard of a little something called family?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Skullfuckers Anonymous on May 19, 2021, 02:26:04 PM
Our gals in the FBI are doing a great job protecting us from terrorist they create  :american

https://mobile.twitter.com/BoltzmannBooty/status/1394796172255039488
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on May 21, 2021, 11:08:11 PM
Quote from: https://www.newschannel5.com/news/newschannel-5-investigates/you-shouldnt-be-able-to-breathe-officer-tells-man-before-he-dies
He repeatedly told deputies he could not breathe.

But the deputies and police officers he struggled with taunted him until he died.

...

Jennette screamed for officers to get off his back. He was face down on the floor in handcuffs continuing to struggle.

"Go get leg restraints before you do anything else, go get leg restraints," an officer said as officers were on Jennette's back.

Seconds later, Jennette said for the first time he could not breathe.

But a female officer was not sympathetic.

"You shouldn't be able to breathe, you stupid b*****d," she exclaimed.

Officers stayed on Jennette's back and even bent his legs to his back, until finally one officer said be careful of suffocating him.

"Easy, easy -- remember asphyxiation, guys."

Another officer responded, "That's why I'm not on his lungs, to let him breathe."

Jennette's last words were: "I'm good."

But an officer with his knee on Jennette's back talked back to him.

"No, you ain't good. You're going to lay right there for a f*****g minute," the officer said.

We showed the video to law professor and former police officer Seth Stoughton. He's co-written a book, "Evaluating Police Uses of Force."

"That's the exact opposite of what generally accepted training has taught officers for the last 25 years," Stoughton said.

"When the handcuffs came on, they should have rotated the guy to his side."
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on June 09, 2021, 11:13:52 PM
https://twitter.com/CWBChicago/status/1401264506408427521
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: BIONIC on June 10, 2021, 12:28:45 AM
:hump  :riot  :hump
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: SmokyDave on June 10, 2021, 04:32:06 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V83mytQX37A

Hardly surprising sentiments, but an interesting watch.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on June 10, 2021, 04:45:33 AM
http://twitter.com/joshuapotash/status/1402689780706578441
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Don Rumata on June 10, 2021, 05:05:32 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V83mytQX37A

Hardly surprising sentiments, but an interesting watch.
Shit policing isn't exclusive to the US though, we had plenty of embarrassing moments of shitty police work here.
Cucchi was beaten to death while in police custody, and if his sister and family didn't bend over backwards trying to get attention to it, it would've been swept up under the rug.

Although the US is on another level of magnitude, probably because of the widespread gun culture, spread-out territory, militarization, and other cultural factors.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on June 11, 2021, 09:23:56 PM
Quote from: https://apnews.com/article/government-and-politics-george-floyd-racial-injustice-only-on-ap-coronavirus-pandemic-d434cc8023875ddb996abb7df0a7bc44
Law enforcement agencies across the country experienced a wave of retirements and departures and are struggling to recruit the next generation of police officers in the year since George Floyd was killed by a cop.

And amid the national reckoning on policing, communities are questioning who should become a police officer today.

Mass protests and calls for reforming or defunding the police, as well as the coronavirus pandemic, took their toll on officer morale. The rate of retirements at some departments rose 45% compared with the previous year, according to new research on nearly 200 law enforcement agencies conducted by the Washington-based Police Executive Research Forum and provided to The Associated Press. At the same time, hiring slowed by 5%, the group found.
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But the climate today, coupled with increases in crime in some cities, is creating what Chuck Wexler, the head of the Police Executive Research Forum, called a “combustible mixture.”

It’s creating “a crisis on the horizon for police chiefs when they look at the resources they need, especially during a period when we’re seeing an increase in murders and shootings,” Wexler said. “It’s a wake-up call.”
:fbm
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on June 14, 2021, 08:22:34 AM
https://www.wbaltv.com/article/ocean-city-police-arrest-use-of-force-video/36710388
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on June 22, 2021, 10:38:28 PM
Quote from: https://apnews.com/article/portland-police-halt-minor-traffic-stops-51a110c90d50c0ebc406e0b7e366645c?utm_source=Twitter&utm_campaign=SocialFlow&utm_medium=AP
Police in Oregon’s largest city are being advised to no longer pursue low-level traffic infractions — including expired plates and broken headlights — unless related to an immediate safety threat, Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler announced Tuesday.

In addition, if police do stop a driver they must receive recorded consent before searching the vehicle and clearly inform the person they have the right to refuse.
:gladbron
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 01, 2021, 06:36:35 PM
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/police-officer-mental-health-report-by-fake-psychologist-sexual-harassment-1.6083291 

Insane story.  Female officer accuses other of harassment, gets sent to fake psychologist.  The chief that sent her is now a senator.  Current police didn't look into it until the CBC called them. 
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Coax on July 01, 2021, 07:10:37 PM
Insane story.  Female officer accuses other of harassment, gets sent to fake psychologist.

Interestingly she suspected at the time it was an impersonator not long into the 'therapy' appointments but didn't get confirmation until now. That psychological report with the forged real psychologist's name/practice put her off looking any closer into it.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: naff on July 01, 2021, 07:31:02 PM
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/police-officer-mental-health-report-by-fake-psychologist-sexual-harassment-1.6083291 

Insane story.  Female officer accuses other of harassment, gets sent to fake psychologist.  The chief that sent her is now a senator.  Current police didn't look into it until the CBC called them.

the ex-chief who's now a senator looks eerily like a matthew lillard. really infuriating story jesus
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on July 04, 2021, 01:15:21 AM
(https://i.imgur.com/MTvruHv.png)

 :hmm
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Nintex on July 04, 2021, 06:49:46 AM
https://twitter.com/NotesStool/status/1411313857683931136 (https://twitter.com/NotesStool/status/1411313857683931136)

 :doge
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on July 06, 2021, 03:54:48 AM
 :brain :brain :doge :brain :brain :brain
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Skullfuckers Anonymous on July 06, 2021, 05:03:21 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/GwynneFitz/status/1411709470237986817

Gamers Rise Up!

 :riot :society
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Don Rumata on July 06, 2021, 07:05:42 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/GwynneFitz/status/1411709470237986817

Gamers Rise Up!

 :riot :society
"Bring your own marijuana!"
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: tiesto on July 07, 2021, 10:42:46 AM
https://mobile.twitter.com/GwynneFitz/status/1411709470237986817

Gamers Rise Up!

 :riot :society

LMAO I saw this today and was gonna post it. Of course, the NYPD has some ulterior motives with this:

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NYC students and parents:

Please heed this post from public defender @eorlins below. This game truck will be used to collect DNA unknowingly from minors and use tech like DRT boxes to intercept data on cell phones, etc. This is surveillance of BIPOC minors disguised as “community engagement”.

Piece of advice from your friendly public defender: do not get in this truck. Period.

By request, here’s an explanation: This is predatory, this is copaganda, this is a waste of taxpayer money, and hundreds of millions of dollars are being spent on this. This taxpayer money could’ve funded youth programming or a community center. It could have funded healthcare, education, libraries, parks, or so many things other than policing.

Over-surveillance is already a huge problem and the police will use any methods available to them.

As a public defender, I’ve represented kids as young as 15 whose DNA was surreptitiously collected by NYPD, like from a can of soda, a used straw, or a bag of chips — items often offered by cops to the children. The last thing they need to be doing is voluntarily entering cop vans.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on July 08, 2021, 03:51:22 PM
Quote from: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/06/us/politics/capitol-police.html
the United States Capitol Police is planning to expand operations outside Washington in an effort to better protect lawmakers, beginning with the opening of field offices in California and Florida.

Tim Barber, a spokesman, said the plan was to open several additional regional offices as the department charged with protecting Congress transforms itself in the aftermath of the attack, which exposed serious deficiencies in the Capitol Police’s gathering and dissemination of intelligence, preparedness and training.

Much like the Secret Service, which has field offices in multiple states and countries, the Capitol Police need to be able to monitor and quickly investigate threats against lawmakers wherever they occur, Mr. Barber said.
"Defund the police"? No, here, have $2 billion to expand outside the Capitol!
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on July 10, 2021, 02:11:09 PM
Quote from: https://www.sltrib.com/news/2021/07/09/woman-faces-year-prison/
A 19-year-old woman was charged with a hate crime after allegedly “stomping on a ‘Back the Blue’ sign” at a gas station in Panguitch.

According to the affidavit of probable cause, a Garfield County police officer was conducting a traffic stop for speeding at a gas station when the officer saw a woman “stomping on a ‘Back the Blue’ sign next to where the traffic stop was conducted, crumble it up in a destructive manner and throw it into a trash can all while smirking in an intimidating manner towards me.”
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on July 12, 2021, 10:56:53 AM
Quote from: https://fourthamendment.com/?p=49049
The fact determination at issue in this case is one that necessarily must be determined by the Court based on its real world experience and common sense applied to the evidence. Officer Hiser cannot say whether the windows of his or Gray’s vehicles were rolled down and Gray points out persuasively. The Court agrees with Gray that it is incredible that Officer Hiser—who self-admittedly does not have a heightened olfactory system—could smell the scent of two resealable sandwich sized plastic baggies of unburnt marijuana coming from a moving vehicle when patrolling in his cruiser. This occurrence is not only contrary to any common experiences, but is “implausible” and seemingly “contrary to the laws of nature.”
:dead
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Skullfuckers Anonymous on July 21, 2021, 01:03:28 PM
https://mobile.twitter.com/Newsweek/status/1417318033312428037

 :riot
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Pissy F Benny on July 21, 2021, 01:08:04 PM
The Jocks :girlaff
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Lonewulfeus on July 21, 2021, 01:14:10 PM
Holy shit, China is weaponizing planets for surveillance purposes  :existential :tinfoil :info
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 24, 2021, 06:46:07 PM
https://twitter.com/sivrajxx/status/1418999469241257990
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: jorma on July 25, 2021, 10:19:48 AM
https://twitter.com/sivrajxx/status/1418999469241257990

had to google that since it looked like "holy shit wtf", but turns out it probably wasn't

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=4348390018582565&id=140549396033336

Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on July 25, 2021, 10:59:00 AM
I saw the body cams - it still looks like they were trying to set shit up and stopped when they got caught.  The whole situation is just weird in conjunction with that they are doing these searches due to a minor speeding violation.   
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: jorma on July 25, 2021, 12:14:18 PM
I saw the body cams - it still looks like they were trying to set shit up and stopped when they got caught.  The whole situation is just weird in conjunction with that they are doing these searches due to a minor speeding violation.

i guess i don't get why they'd use an empty bag of weed to set them up with and so the explanation they gave seemed like the likeliest one :yeshrug

but i'm not exactly willing to die on a hill defending cops since i got experiences of my own with cops committing perjury like it was just another  tuesday  :lol
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Transhuman on July 25, 2021, 12:25:55 PM
And people wonder why cops hate citizens.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Rufus on July 28, 2021, 07:30:04 AM
https://www.vice.com/en/article/qj8xbq/police-are-telling-shotspotter-to-alter-evidence-from-gunshot-detecting-ai
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on July 28, 2021, 10:11:43 AM
https://www.vice.com/en/article/qj8xbq/police-are-telling-shotspotter-to-alter-evidence-from-gunshot-detecting-ai

 :pika
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Skullfuckers Anonymous on July 28, 2021, 10:49:13 AM
https://twitter.com/lib_crusher/status/1419424074548367366

 :(
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on July 28, 2021, 12:16:33 PM
Yeah, the stuff with the Tampa sheriff's office is just insane. Targeting people they've decided are likely to commit a crime and then just constantly harassing them and their family.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on August 06, 2021, 06:18:20 PM
https://globalnews.ca/news/8086014/vancouver-police-shoving-questions/
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on August 07, 2021, 11:50:42 PM
Quote from: https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/S-F-sheriff-s-deputies-threaten-resignations-16370801.php
The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department will see a wave of resignations if the city enforces its policy requiring vaccinations for its employees, according to the Deputy Sheriff’s Association, the union representing sheriff’s deputies.

Mandated vaccines, “will result in law enforcement officers and fire fighters retiring early and seeking employment elsewhere,” the union wrote on its Facebook page Thursday.

“Public safety of San Francisco has turned into the Wild West and will get worse when officers quit due to the vaccine mandate.”

Union President Ken Lomba said he’s heard threats of resigning or retiring early because of the mandatory vaccine policy “from a large group within our membership.”
noooo don't go
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on August 08, 2021, 11:33:00 AM
Quote from: https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/S-F-sheriff-s-deputies-threaten-resignations-16370801.php
The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department will see a wave of resignations if the city enforces its policy requiring vaccinations for its employees, according to the Deputy Sheriff’s Association, the union representing sheriff’s deputies.

Mandated vaccines, “will result in law enforcement officers and fire fighters retiring early and seeking employment elsewhere,” the union wrote on its Facebook page Thursday.

“Public safety of San Francisco has turned into the Wild West and will get worse when officers quit due to the vaccine mandate.”

Union President Ken Lomba said he’s heard threats of resigning or retiring early because of the mandatory vaccine policy “from a large group within our membership.”
noooo don't go
(https://64.media.tumblr.com/81f6aa5114ab75f4598256e6bb1355a1/tumblr_na15cdF5HT1thh46do5_r1_250.gifv)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on August 09, 2021, 08:09:36 PM
Cops don't know how to deal with covid because they can't just shoot it death.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on August 23, 2021, 02:17:15 PM
https://www.wpri.com/target-12/prov-police-release-videos-of-suspended-officers-altercation-with-teens/
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on August 25, 2021, 09:35:43 PM
Quote from: https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/emilywilder/police-shooting-felony-murder-third-party?scrolla=5eb6d68b7fedc32c19ef33b4
Shortly after midnight on Jan. 11, 2019, Phoenix police pulled over a car filled with four people suspected of committing an armed robbery earlier that evening. Three seconds after one of them, Jacob Harris, hopped out and started running, officers Dave Norman and Kristopher Bertz opened fire, fatally striking him in the back.

The officers didn’t face any consequences for the shooting. Instead, prosecutors laid the blame on Harris’s three friends in the car. Even though none of them had fired a single shot, 19-year-old Sariah Busani, 20-year-old Jeremiah Triplett, and 14-year-old Johnny Reed were charged with first-degree murder. More than two years later, they remain in jail awaiting trial.

Prosecutors charged them under a legal provision unavailable in most of the country. Most states have the “felony murder” rule, which dictates that a person can be held liable if, while they are committing certain felonies, someone dies as a result of their actions or those of a coconspirator. But in at least 13 states, including Arizona, liability for deaths under the felony murder rule is extended even further: A person can be tried for the fatal actions of a third party, such as a police officer, if the death is deemed a reasonably foreseeable outcome of the crime. In Harris’s shooting, prosecutors argued that the four young adults were fleeing an armed robbery, establishing a chain of events that led to the death. Since 2010, at least 22 people nationwide have been charged with felony murder for deaths directly caused by police, according to a BuzzFeed News review. At least 13 have been convicted.
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The 13 states where civilians can be charged with felony murder in police killings, according to an analysis by legal scholar and author of Felony Murder, Guyora Binder, are Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wisconsin.

Illinois, which was previously among those states, changed its law in February as part of a sweeping criminal justice reform bill that narrowed its felony murder rule to prohibit first-degree murder charges in cases where a third party, like a police officer, causes the death. A 2016 investigation by the Chicago Reader found at least 10 such cases in Cook County between 2010 and 2016.

However, the bill did not apply retroactively. Among those imprisoned under the previous felony murder statute is Tevin Louis, who participated in the robbery of a restaurant in Chicago’s South Side with his cousin, 19-year-old Marquise Sampson, in 2012.

Chicago police officer Antonio Dicarlo shot and killed Sampson as he was running away. Sampson was carrying a gun. Louis, who was then 19 and unarmed, had left the scene earlier and wasn’t present during the shooting, but was arrested and charged with felony murder.
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Louis was sentenced to 32 years for armed robbery and an additional 20 years for murder. Dicarlo received a Superintendent's Award of Valor after the shooting, according to the Citizens Police Data Project.
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Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on August 26, 2021, 02:08:57 AM
Quote from: https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/S-F-sheriff-s-deputies-threaten-resignations-16370801.php
The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department will see a wave of resignations if the city enforces its policy requiring vaccinations for its employees, according to the Deputy Sheriff’s Association, the union representing sheriff’s deputies.

Mandated vaccines, “will result in law enforcement officers and fire fighters retiring early and seeking employment elsewhere,” the union wrote on its Facebook page Thursday.

“Public safety of San Francisco has turned into the Wild West and will get worse when officers quit due to the vaccine mandate.”

Union President Ken Lomba said he’s heard threats of resigning or retiring early because of the mandatory vaccine policy “from a large group within our membership.”
noooo don't go
https://twitter.com/createcraig/status/1430595241350926342
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on August 26, 2021, 03:27:49 PM
Cop unions really are the worst.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on August 27, 2021, 02:45:50 PM
Cop unions really are the worst.
FTFY

I mean, I'm reading that felony murder story, and HOLY SHIT, that's something that should be fucking impossible, but apparently there are people serving time for MURDERS that the court acknowledges are committed by cops, but the cops face NOTHING. What in the actual fuck?
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Skullfuckers Anonymous on August 27, 2021, 03:33:02 PM
There is a bright side to cops not getting the vaccine…

https://twitter.com/tplohetski/status/1430979167408082955
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on September 08, 2021, 07:12:15 PM
Quote from: https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/S-F-sheriff-s-deputies-threaten-resignations-16370801.php
The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department will see a wave of resignations if the city enforces its policy requiring vaccinations for its employees, according to the Deputy Sheriff’s Association, the union representing sheriff’s deputies.

Mandated vaccines, “will result in law enforcement officers and fire fighters retiring early and seeking employment elsewhere,” the union wrote on its Facebook page Thursday.

“Public safety of San Francisco has turned into the Wild West and will get worse when officers quit due to the vaccine mandate.”

Union President Ken Lomba said he’s heard threats of resigning or retiring early because of the mandatory vaccine policy “from a large group within our membership.”
noooo don't go
https://twitter.com/createcraig/status/1430595241350926342
https://twitter.com/ScottHech/status/1435472901818372097
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Great Rumbler on September 09, 2021, 04:47:11 PM
Quote from: https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/S-F-sheriff-s-deputies-threaten-resignations-16370801.php
The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department will see a wave of resignations if the city enforces its policy requiring vaccinations for its employees, according to the Deputy Sheriff’s Association, the union representing sheriff’s deputies.

Mandated vaccines, “will result in law enforcement officers and fire fighters retiring early and seeking employment elsewhere,” the union wrote on its Facebook page Thursday.

“Public safety of San Francisco has turned into the Wild West and will get worse when officers quit due to the vaccine mandate.”

Union President Ken Lomba said he’s heard threats of resigning or retiring early because of the mandatory vaccine policy “from a large group within our membership.”
noooo don't go
https://twitter.com/createcraig/status/1430595241350926342
https://twitter.com/ScottHech/status/1435472901818372097

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7uGC8bNJgf8
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on September 15, 2021, 08:16:17 PM
https://twitter.com/pefrase/status/1437933700973535236
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on September 16, 2021, 07:58:24 PM
https://twitter.com/MnDPS_DPS/status/1438584957597896711
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on September 17, 2021, 02:06:44 PM
https://www.wlbt.com/2021/09/16/us-marshals-investigating-after-handcuffed-suspect-hit-face/
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: team filler on September 21, 2021, 09:28:59 PM
https://twitter.com/Jordan_Patu/status/1439919445141458946


tyranny  :stahp
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Pissy F Benny on September 22, 2021, 09:58:00 AM
i bet the fat bastards ate it all too :aloy
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: team filler on September 23, 2021, 01:52:44 PM
https://twitter.com/SallyMayweather/status/1441096095963123712
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on September 24, 2021, 01:24:24 AM
https://reason.com/2021/08/17/dea-seizes-life-savings-of-new-orleans-grandfather-without-charging-him-with-a-crime/
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In 2016, a USA Today investigation found the DEA seized more than $209 million from at least 5,200 travelers in 15 major airports over the previous decade.
:american
https://twitter.com/JodyBarr/status/1440856486280785922
https://twitter.com/JodyBarr/status/1440856525757583369
https://twitter.com/JodyBarr/status/1440856572859617286
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: team filler on September 24, 2021, 06:53:34 PM
https://twitter.com/KvshSinn/status/1441075280668364810
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on September 25, 2021, 11:35:20 AM
https://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/fbi-investigates-woodson-terrace-police-in-wake-of-video-of-department-k-9-biting-a/article_d14b3700-f060-5fea-9d8d-27cc041baf6d.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on September 25, 2021, 07:56:07 PM
https://twitter.com/sfchronicle/status/1441543754662428688
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on September 26, 2021, 03:06:08 AM
https://twitter.com/FiveTimesAugust/status/1441427256132476928

 :auscry
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on September 29, 2021, 12:34:33 AM
look at this dude:
https://twitter.com/nypost/status/1443009420670156805
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on September 29, 2021, 04:15:08 AM
News The Bire Can Use:
Quote from: https://reason.com/2021/09/28/florida-man-jailed-i-eat-ass-bumper-sticker-free-speech-qualified-immunity-cops/
New life was injected into a free speech legal saga over an "I Eat Ass" bumper sticker yesterday when a federal judge ruled that the expression might violate Florida's obscenity law and would thus be unprotected by the First Amendment.

At the center of the odyssey is Florida man Dillon Shane Webb, who was pulled over in May of 2019 after Columbia County Sheriff's Deputy Travis English took exception to the sticker. Webb declined to censor it on the spot, his vehicle was searched, and he was subsequently arrested and booked in jail for "obscene writing on vehicles" and "resisting an officer without violence." (The "resisting" in question refers to his refusal to alter the sticker's appearance at the officer's demand.)

Those charges were dropped shortly thereafter, with the State Attorney's Office citing the First Amendment.

But the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida ruled yesterday that the case is not so cut and dry, awarding qualified immunity to English and thus dooming the suit Webb brought against him for allegedly violating his free speech rights and for falsely arresting him.

"While Webb denies the Sticker was in fact obscene, in interviews he repeatedly acknowledged the sexual nature of his Sticker," wrote Judge Marcia Morales Howard in Webb v. English, "albeit couched as an attempt at humor, showing that the notion that an erotic message was more than hypothetical—it could reasonably be viewed as the predominant message being communicated." She added that "if the Sticker depicted a sexual act, it would be protected speech under the First Amendment only if it had serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value." English, as well as Corporal Chad Kirby—who via phone agreed Dillon should be arrested—thus can't be held liable over their subjective determination and the subsequent arrest.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: team filler on September 30, 2021, 05:08:19 AM
https://twitter.com/_ladygooch/status/1443199971449360385
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on October 01, 2021, 12:34:04 AM
https://twitter.com/GLFOP/status/1443744132132900873
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on October 06, 2021, 10:58:35 PM
https://twitter.com/JennyENicholson/status/1445584328075857923

spoiler (click to show/hide)
https://twitter.com/Upmind_/status/1445591683521921028
https://twitter.com/bethbourdon/status/1445559140877697029
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Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on October 07, 2021, 09:47:21 AM
https://www.startribune.com/attorney-for-man-cleared-of-returning-fire-in-self-defense-at-minneapolis-police-during-riots-releas/600103932/

https://kstp.com/news/new-bodycam-video-shows-officers-discussed-hunting-down-protesters-with-less-lethal-rounds/6261110/
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on October 08, 2021, 05:06:05 PM
Quote from: https://www.propublica.org/article/black-children-were-jailed-for-a-crime-that-doesnt-exist
Chrystal Templeton, the police officer investigating the video, wanted to arrest every kid who watched the fight and “get them all in front” of Davenport, she would say later during an internal police investigation. Charging them was helping them, Templeton believed, because “juvenile court is about rehabilitation.”

Templeton thought an appropriate charge might be conspiracy to commit assault. But then she met with Amy Anderson and Sherry Hamlett, two judicial commissioners authorized by Rutherford County to issue arrest warrants. Anderson told Templeton that she thought the only child who could be charged with conspiring was the kid who recorded video of the fight on a cellphone.

So they went in search of another charge, with Hamlett checking the state’s criminal code on a computer.

...

Templeton wanted guidance. She believed the boys throwing punches were too young to be charged with a crime. An assistant district attorney agreed. The assistant DA also told Templeton she didn’t believe there was any single charge appropriate for all the kids gathered around. But Templeton still wanted to charge them all.

Inside the judicial commissioners’ office, Hamlett discovered an alternative to conspiracy to commit assault.

Her search turned up a Tennessee statute defining “criminal responsibility for conduct of another.” It says, in part: A person is “criminally responsible” for an offense committed by another if “the person causes or aids an innocent or irresponsible person to engage in” the offense, or directs another to commit the offense, or “fails to make a reasonable effort to prevent commission of the offense.”

Hamlett shared her find with Templeton. They went through the statute line by line, with Anderson joining in.

“I looked at the charge to the best of my ability, from my experience was like, ‘Yeah, that’s, that’s the charge,’” Templeton would later say.

...

When Hamlett came up with “criminal responsibility for conduct of another” as a possible charge, there was a problem. It’s not an actual charge. There is no such crime. It is rather a basis upon which someone can be accused of a crime. For example, a person who caused someone else to commit robbery would be charged with robbery, not “criminal responsibility.”

But in the judicial commissioners’ office that Friday afternoon, 10 petitions were issued, each charging a child with “criminal responsibility.” The petitions didn’t distinguish the kids’ actions; the documents were cookie-cutter, saying each child “encouraged and caused” two other juveniles to commit an assault.

Templeton signed each petition. Anderson also signed at least some of them. Templeton then left the judicial commissioners’ office, the 10 petitions in hand.

After the four arrests at Hobgood, other children named in the petitions were brought in by their parents or rounded up by police.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on October 09, 2021, 11:52:46 AM
https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2021/10/the-forgotten-city-hall-riot.html
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on October 10, 2021, 02:14:09 PM
Quote from: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/10/us/dallas-police-defund.html
“Defund! Reclaim! Reinvest!” about two dozen people called out from the darkened Dallas street. A few weeks later, the police chief resigned over her handling of large-scale protests. Then the City Council voted to cut how much money the department could use on overtime and hiring new officers.

That was last year.

This year has been very different.

In cities across America, police departments are getting their money back. From New York to Los Angeles, departments that saw their funding targeted amid nationwide protests over the killing of George Floyd last year have watched as local leaders voted for increases in police spending, with an additional $200 million allocated to the New York Police Department and a 3 percent boost given to the Los Angeles force.

The abrupt reversals have come in response to rising levels of crime in major cities last year, the exodus of officers from departments large and small and political pressures. After slashing police spending last year, Austin restored the department’s budget and raised it to new heights. In Burlington, Vt., the city that Senator Bernie Sanders once led as mayor went from cutting its police budget to approving $10,000 bonuses for officers to stay on the job.

But perhaps nowhere has the contrast been as stark as in Dallas, where Mr. Johnson not only proposed to restore money to the department but moved to increase the number of officers on the street, writing over the summer that “Dallas needs more police officers.”
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After the mayor proposed increasing funding, no protests followed. When the Council backed a budget that restored many of the cuts made last year, few came to the public hearing, and even fewer spoke against the plan, which included the hiring of 250 officers. It passed with little fanfare last month.
we're back baby 8)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on October 14, 2021, 07:14:04 PM
https://twitter.com/WMUR9/status/1448774891348578306
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on October 16, 2021, 10:23:20 AM
https://www.opb.org/article/2021/10/15/dozens-of-oregon-law-enforcement-officers-joined-far-right-oath-keepers-militia/
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on October 27, 2021, 04:55:47 AM
Canada:
https://twitter.com/TorontoStar/status/1452961970420912129
https://twitter.com/TorontoStar/status/1452964172795367429
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on October 30, 2021, 12:32:38 PM
https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/10/22/javier-ortiz-florida-police-misconduct-protections-516231
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on November 05, 2021, 09:04:30 AM
(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FDS7wy5XoAY3HQ5?format=jpg&name=small)
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on November 09, 2021, 07:23:13 PM
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/05/new-jersey-covid-10-years-prison-terrorism-charges
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While she was in custody, police said she coughed “in close proximity” to officers, and said she had Covid-19, though no dashboard, body or in-station videos exist to prove the assertion either way.

The allegation has landed Lewis, who otherwise has no criminal history, with a potentially ruinous terrorism charge – one that could land her in prison for 10 years and leave her with a $150,000 fine.

The rare and serious penalty was available to prosecutors only because New Jersey was in a state of emergency, in this case because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Lewis is among nearly four dozen people hit with life-altering terrorism charges – the sort of charges normally brought against people who perpetrate bomb threats – after the former New Jersey attorney general led a campaign to show law enforcement “we have their backs” amid the early days of the pandemic.

“It’s a miscarriage of justice,” said Lewis’s attorney, public defender Logan Terry. The most recent plea agreement offered to Lewis would sentence her to five years in state prison with restitution.
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The first apparent terroristic threat charges in New Jersey came on 14 March 2020, two days before the White House would call on Americans to stay home for 15 days to “slow the spread” of Covid-19. The charges were brought against a Bergen county woman who allegedly coughed on an officer during a domestic violence incident.

From there, the former New Jersey attorney general Gurbir Grewal would continue to bring serious charges against people throughout New Jersey, tacking them on to otherwise minor arrests.

Grewal has since joined the Biden administration as the director of enforcement for the Securities and Exchange Commission.

“By ensuring that prosecutors filed serious charges in each of these cases, we let our officers know that we have their backs and that we appreciate the dedicated and professional way that they have met the challenges of this unprecedented emergency,” Grewal told the Guardian in June, before he joined the administration.
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Despite these warnings, some New Jersey defendants charged under anti-terrorism statutes found themselves detained for far longer periods than they might during a non-emergency situation. That is because New Jersey waived a requirement that defendants be indicted within 90 days of arrest, as backlogged courts struggled to adapt to the pandemic.

In one case, a northern New Jersey man spent eight months in jail awaiting indictment. His crime, his attorney said, was telling arresting officers, “I have corona,” when he was asked if he had any health problems.

“It’s obviously not a threat in the common definition of the threat nor in the legal definition of the threat, and it was a direct response to their questioning,” said the man’s attorney, who asked not to be named to protect their client from retaliation.

After release, he was asked to return to jail indefinitely to get a coronavirus test.
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All told, the New Jersey attorney general’s office publicized charges of terroristic threats in the second degree against at least 45 people, possibly the most concerted campaign to criminalize threats of Covid-19 transmission in the US.
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Prosecutors have apparently stopped bringing new second-degree terroristic threats charges. The last anti-terrorism charge related to the pandemic, according to the attorney general’s office, came in December 2020, when a Secaucus man arrested for drunk driving coughed on police and said he had coronavirus.

“We will not tolerate those who endanger the first responders working on the frontlines of this pandemic,” the acting attorney general of New Jersey, Andrew J Bruck, said in a statement to the Guardian.

“We are committed to safeguarding our law enforcement officers and other emergency workers, and we will hold accountable individuals who deliberately threatened to expose these heroes to a deadly virus,” he said.
:american
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on December 08, 2021, 06:11:02 AM
https://twitter.com/iowahawkblog/status/1468321665494966278
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on December 13, 2021, 04:13:11 PM
https://twitter.com/StarTribune/status/1470055844498661377
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on December 21, 2021, 01:28:53 PM
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article256581741.html

12-year-old girl arrested at Manatee school after officials wanted a fight video deleted
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on December 27, 2021, 08:01:46 PM
https://twitter.com/michaelwhitney/status/1474196916472795144
https://twitter.com/michaelwhitney/status/1474351290952134658
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on January 02, 2022, 05:05:03 PM
Quote from: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/31/nyregion/rikers-island-correction-officers.html
They needed 19 correction officers whom they had posted at the Queens criminal courthouse to fill in at the massive jail complex, where staffing was short, slashings and stabbings were up and detainees had gained control over some housing units. It was Columbus Day, a holiday, and the workload at the Queens courthouse was comparatively light.

But when the bus to Rikers arrived at the courthouse, many of the guards refused to board it. Instead, according to interviews, they claimed the onset of sudden illness. Seven of them dialed 911, complaining of chest pain, leg injuries, lightheadedness and palpitations. One produced a cane as proof of disability. More than a dozen officers left in ambulances. Rikers remained understaffed.
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The powerful correction officers’ union has said that hiring more guards would solve the problems. But records and interviews show that there is no staffing shortage in the jail system. In fact, on days this year when guard posts in volatile Rikers housing units went unfilled, hundreds of other correction officers were stationed elsewhere in less dangerous positions, including as secretaries, laundry room supervisors and even bakers.

The groundwork for the violence and disorder on Rikers was laid over the years by successive mayoral administrations, which allowed power to shift to lower-level wardens and the guards’ union and then to incarcerated gang members themselves. As a result, guards have been posted throughout the system in wasteful and capricious ways, generous benefits like sick leave have been abused and detainees have had the run of entire housing areas.
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The failures are especially stark given the vast sums the city has spent on the Correction Department. At an annual cost to taxpayers of more than $400,000 per inmate — more than six times the average in the nation’s other biggest cities — New York has operated a jail complex that has broken down in fundamental ways, leaving some detainees to roam unsupervised and others to go without food or basic health care.

The fallout has occurred largely out of sight, on an island in the East River that most New Yorkers never visit or even think about.

It can be measured in loss of life — more than 16 men have died in the jail system this year — and in the thousands of injuries inflicted on other detainees, who, by September, had been slashed, stabbed, beaten or otherwise harmed at a pace of 38 per day for more than 270 days straight. Most of the detainees at Rikers have never committed violent acts in jail, and more than half suffer from mental illness or other serious ailments.

It can also be gauged by the rising number of assaults — more than 2,000 this year — endured by jail guards. Some officers responded by lashing out at incarcerated people. Others were accused of joining them in criminal acts. In May, seven officers were charged with taking bribes to smuggle drugs, scalpels and cellphones into the jails.
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New York operates the best-staffed jail system in the nation, employing more guards per detainee than any other major American lockup. So many officers are on the city payroll that, on days in September when as many as 2,000 of them missed work — more than the total number of guards employed by the jails in Indianapolis and Jacksonville combined — there were still about 5,800 who reported for duty.

With so many correction officers on hand, it can be difficult to track what all of them are doing on a given day, according to Mr. Schiraldi and others. Even as the pandemic raged and concerns about staffing shortages spilled into public view, there was little transparency about who was posted where, and why.

But interviews and internal city records obtained by The Times reveal a system that uses uniformed officers in ways that other jail agencies do not.

Guards act as drivers for wardens. Guards answer phones and file papers for administrators. Guards supervise lawn-mowing crews. Guards oversee tailor shops. Guards help run a bakery.

An internal staffing report shows that of the more than 8,900 sworn officers on the department’s payroll in February, about 850 were stationed at the department’s Queens headquarters, at its training academy or in other positions requiring little or no contact with detainees.

Nearly 750 guards were assigned to daily posts at the Manhattan Detention Complex during a period in which the Lower Manhattan jail was holding, on average, just 16 people a day.
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Those officers who return to work from sick leave can still avoid being assigned to guard detainees, thanks to another policy embraced by union members. This one allows officers who are deemed by their doctors to be in need of light-duty assignments to remain in those posts indefinitely.

Concerned in 2016 that the policy was being abused, Angel Villalona, a top Correction Department administrator, urged then-Commissioner Joseph Ponte to curb it, even proposing a rule that would have limited the amount of time officers could spend in modified-duty posts. Mr. Ponte, who did not act on the proposal, said he did not recall receiving it.

During the pandemic, the number of guards who were out sick or on the so-called medically modified status lists ballooned into the thousands, in part, according to a person with knowledge of the situation, because the department’s Health Management Division is so backed up with appointments that it can take months to verify that officers are suffering from ailments.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on January 10, 2022, 05:32:26 PM
https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/california-man-paralyzed-police-pain-compliance-82100373
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on January 10, 2022, 08:30:20 PM
https://twitter.com/unioncounsel/status/1480649318381998083
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: Madrun Badrun on January 15, 2022, 01:07:10 PM
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/florida-police-sergeant-accused-grabbing-officer-throat-rcna12236
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on January 20, 2022, 10:28:46 PM
Quote from: https://reason.com/2022/01/18/kansas-and-california-cops-used-civil-forfeiture-to-stage-armored-car-heists-stealing-money-earned-by-licensed-marijuana-businesses/
Five times since last May, sheriff's deputies in Kansas and California have stopped armored cars operated by Empyreal Logistics, a Pennsylvania-based company that serves marijuana businesses and financial institutions that work with them. The cops made off with cash after three of those stops, seizing a total of $1.2 million, but did not issue any citations or file any criminal charges, which are not necessary to confiscate property through civil forfeiture. That process allows police to pad their budgets by seizing assets they allege are connected to criminal activity, even when the owner is never charged, let alone convicted.

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On May 17, Dickinson County Sheriff's Deputy Kalen Robinson pulled over one of Empyreal's vans on Interstate 70 in Kansas, ostensibly because the Colorado tag number was partially obstructed by the license plate frame. Robinson grilled the driver, who explained that she planned to pick up cash from licensed medical marijuana dispensaries in Kansas City, Missouri, the next day, then take it to a credit union in Colorado, which would entail traveling through Kansas again on the same highway. Robinson let the driver proceed on her way without issuing a citation, but the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) kept an eye on the van the following morning as it visited the Missouri dispensaries.

Later that day, Robinson stopped the van again as it traveled west on Interstate 70, seizing more than $165,000 in cash from its vault. In September, the Justice Department filed a civil forfeiture complaint seeking to keep the money. If the government prevails, the Dickinson County Sheriff's Department will get up to 80 percent of the loot under the Justice Department's "equitable sharing" program.

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The stops and seizures in California raise additional legal issues, because that state, unlike Kansas, allows the sale of marijuana for medical or recreational use. It also explicitly protects companies like Empyreal from harassment by local or state law enforcement agencies. A 2020 law says a business that "transports cash or financial instruments, or provides other financial services does not commit a crime under any California law…solely by virtue of the fact that the person receiving the benefit of any of those services engages in commercial cannabis activity as a licensee pursuant to this division." Despite that law, San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies stopped Empyreal vans three times in November, December, and January, seizing more than $1 million.

On November 16, Sheriff's Deputy Jonathan Franco pulled over one of the company's vehicles, supposedly because it was following a tractor-trailer truck too closely. Like Robinson, Franco did not issue any citations. But after the driver told him the van was carrying cash, the lawsuit says, Franco "asked many questions about the nature of Empyreal's business." Even though it should have been clear that Empyreal was not violating any state laws, the cops seized about $700,000. The sheriff's office later told the company's lawyer the money "was transferred to the FBI for civil forfeiture."

On December 9, Empyreal says, the same deputies pulled over the same vehicle, driven by the same employee, ostensibly because he "slightly exceeded the speed limit and prematurely activated his turn signal." But once again, no citation was issued. According to the lawsuit, "the driver's operation of the Empyreal vehicle was completely lawful." The company says "the deputies had planned the stop in advance and would have pulled over the driver and the Empyreal vehicle regardless of how carefully or lawfully it was driven."

The deputies claimed a drug-sniffing dog alerted to the van, which Empyreal says also is not true: "Video footage from the vehicle does not show the dog alert on the vehicle. Instead, it shows the dog is barely interested in the vehicle."

This time the cops seized about $350,000. The deputies, who were audibly excited about the $700,000 haul, were somewhat disappointed by the relatively small size of the second seizure. Based on an audio recording by the van's security system, the lawsuit describes this exchange: "One of the deputies said, 'That's it?' and chuckled. He then said: 'You set the bar too high.' When another deputy remarked that he thought they'd get 'a million or two,' the [first] deputy responded, 'At least we got over a million'"—apparently referring to the combined take from the two seizures. The FBI later told Empyreal's lawyer it had also taken possession of the money seized on December 9, pending federal forfeiture proceedings.

From San Bernardino County Sheriff Shannon Dicus' perspective, involving the feds has clear advantages. Money earned by state-legal marijuana businesses is not subject to forfeiture under California law. Even if it were, law enforcement agencies would be entitled to just 65 percent of the proceeds, compared to as much as 80 percent under federal law. And for cash forfeitures involving $40,000 or more, California requires "clear and convincing evidence," while federal law says "a preponderance of the evidence" is good enough.

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The third California stop sheds some light on that strategy. On January 6, the lawsuit says, San Bernardino County sheriff's deputies stopped an Empyreal driver who was "picking up an order of rolled coin boxes from Empyreal's vendor, which happens to be located in San Bernardino County, in order to replenish its rolled coin supply." After the deputies realized that the coins had nothing to do with cannabis, they decided not to seize them. "When the Empyreal driver asked a deputy why Empyreal vehicles were being stopped so frequently," the company says, "the deputy told him it was 'political' but declined to elaborate."
:money
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: benjipwns on January 24, 2022, 10:48:11 PM
Quote from: https://nypost.com/2022/01/24/cop-paid-30k-to-leave-force-after-colleagues-found-onlyfans-account/
“I was in shock and panicking because I never wanted these two parts of my life to collide,” Melissa Williams, 46, told Jam Press of her resignation, in which she reportedly received a $30,000 severance package to leave the force.

The ex-cop — reportedly a 28-year police veteran whose LinkedIn profile lists her as “retired” from the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office after more than 11 years there — had apparently started moonlighting on the porn platform in May 2020 as a means of spicing up her sex life with her husband and also decompressing from her difficult and dangerous job.

“My personal sex life was entirely separate and never affected my ability to do my job,” said the cop-turned-skin-flick-star, who “felt like my bosses were policing my bedroom.”

The Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office did not immediately respond to The Post’s requests for comment about Williams’ claims.

Known by the alias Lexi Bella (@the_real_bella_lexi) on OnlyFans, Williams predominantly shared saucy snaps of herself and her husband, who has opted to remain anonymous for privacy reasons.

“A lot of the material my husband and I shared is stuff we’d taken in our private sex life over the years,” explained the mother of two. “I was working up to 60-hour weeks, so mostly my husband ran the page and shared my pictures, and then sometimes we’d have fun dressing me up and taking photos especially to share.”

The self-proclaimed “MILF and wife-next-door” added, “It was a fun way to relax and be creative together after a stressful week in a stressful job.”

Williams had been making a good side-living on OnlyFans for about 18 months, Jam Press reported, when in August 2021 the cop’s boss supposedly received an anonymous tip about her salacious side hustle.

The aghast officer claimed that she subsequently received an official complaint via email, whereupon she allegedly discovered that her colleagues had been gossiping about her sextra-curricular activities — with some even signing up for her page.

“The complaint came totally out of the blue,” said the horrified officer. “Then I was angry and embarrassed because the notice went on to say how five colleagues of mine — all in lower and higher ranks than me — had obtained access to my paid account to access my private content so they could investigate my conduct.”
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“I loved my job — but how could I go back to work in an environment like that?” said Williams. “It was hard being a woman in the force. People have always been jealous of me because I am successful, attractive and confident.”

Nonetheless, the porn star sees her firing as a “blessing in disguise,” as she “can sleep at night now and I feel 10 years younger without the stresses of police work.

“My family are glad they don’t have to worry about me not coming home,” added Williams, who also shares saucy snaps to Instagram.

And while Williams said she is currently only earning about $4,000 a month on OnlyFans — less than her police salary — she hopes her page will take off now that she can spend more time on it. However, in the future, she aspires to become a team leader or manager in security or corporate training.
Title: Re: Catch-all Cop Thread
Post by: chronovore on January 24, 2022, 11:43:04 PM
 :mindblown
 :iface
 :cac

Yeah. Um. That's not how government jobs work.