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Rockmjd23 11-22-13 01:36 PM

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Originally Posted by PenguinJoe (Post 11918239)

It's obvious to me that the constant filming by cell phone cameras is catching police offguard. They used to be able to do basically whatever they wanted without any consequences. It's not surprising that in a few states they tried to hang on to the "filming police is illegal wiretapping" nonsense.

Hokeyboy 11-22-13 03:27 PM

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Isolated incidents!!! :mad:

JCWBobC 11-26-13 10:31 PM

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New Mexico in the news again:

http://benswann.com/cops-spray-woman...r-drug-arrest/

JCWBobC 11-27-13 09:14 PM

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http://www.opposingviews.com/i/socie...ffed-man-video

A Pennsylvania man is suing a Millvale police officer for laughing along with other officers and paramedics as she repeatedly used a stun gun on him while he was handcuffed.

Thomas Jason James Smith, then 27, was arrested on Sept. 21, 2012, for public drunkenness. Video of the arrest was taken with a cell phone and later leaked to Pittsburgh-area media outlets. The footage shows Smith sitting on the floor of the police station, handcuffed and shirtless.

In the video, Smith rocks back and forth and hits his head several times on an office cubicle. Then he is Tasered several times by two police officers.

Smith filed a federal lawsuit against Officer Nichole Murphy, Chief Derek Miller, and the borough of Millvale.

His attorney, David Shrager, says it's unclear who filmed the incident, but he believes the officer went too far. He says his client suffers from mental illness.

“All we are seeking here is the truth,” Shrager told WPXI.com. “We want to get to the bottom of exactly what happened that night and from what I've seen on that video it doesn't look like appropriate measures were taken.”

Smith said he doesn’t remember much of the arrest and that he was surprised when he saw the video.

“I don’t really remember much because I just seen the video not too long ago,” Smith said. “I was actually surprised to see what happened.”

In the lawsuit, Smith claims Officer Murphy had been fired for unspecified “conduct similar to that which is the subject of this complaint” and was later rehired before the stun-gun incident.

Smith seeks more than $75,000 in damages.

“At no time was he a danger to anyone besides himself,” the lawsuit says.

The incident is still under review by the Allegheny County District Attorney’s office.

DVD Polizei 11-27-13 09:22 PM

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At no time was he a danger to anyone besides himself
In order to protect people from their own mental illness, it sometimes is necessary to taze the 'tard.

sherm42 11-27-13 10:06 PM

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He has no memory of it at all? Where are his damages?

Dave99 12-02-13 11:08 PM

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Granted iceland only has the population of a decent size city here in the states, but their police kill people too, just like ours. Well, once anyway. In their history. And we were around to witness it. And they apologized for it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25190119

crazyronin 12-04-13 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave99 (Post 11932226)
Granted iceland only has the population of a decent size city here in the states, but their police kill people too, just like ours. Well, once anyway. In their history. And we were around to witness it. And they apologized for it.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25190119

Y U NO REED OWN LINKED ARTIKLE?


regret=/= apologize

van der graaf 12-04-13 08:17 PM

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Originally Posted by crazyronin (Post 11934354)
Y U NO REED OWN LINKED ARTIKLE?


regret=/= apologize

Either way, it is something. At least they don't revel in it...

NotThatGuy 12-04-13 08:39 PM

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Originally Posted by sherm42 (Post 11926670)
He has no memory of it at all? Where are his damages?

I hope you are kidding. Very few ppl could possibly be this wrong.

crazyronin 12-05-13 03:45 AM

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Originally Posted by van der graaf (Post 11934451)
Either way, it is something. At least they don't revel in it...

They're Scanderhoovians, they revel in it in private. but you know why there are so few police shootings in Iceland? No blacks. Them whitey-white folks smile, and they blend right into the snow and disappear.

JimRochester 12-05-13 05:52 AM

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We just had one here that made national news. Three African American youths were arrested for disorderly conduct when an officer asked them to move along and they refused, claiming they were waiting for their bus. Charges were dismissed however when reported it was a case of profiling and discrimination. Ultimately it was a Latino officer who arrested the youths and they were 100 yards from where they would get the bus. This was a case of the media feeding into a frenzy. They never reported the race of the officer but certainly left the impression he was white. They also never reported the distance they were from the bus stop.

mhg83 12-05-13 09:03 AM

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There's the one making headlines right now of the 13 year old white teen dancer, her instructor and dance partner both black men were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping. Many are claiming racism. A 13 year old traveling with two grown men that are not her parents in a state where child trafficking is common would raise red flags regardless of race!

dan30oly 12-05-13 11:11 AM

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Originally Posted by crazyronin (Post 11934692)
They're Scanderhoovians, they revel in it in private. but you know why there are so few police shootings in Iceland? No blacks. Them whitey-white folks smile, and they blend right into the snow and disappear.

Not true. I was in Iceland back in April and I saw a black guy.

I took a picture.

inri222 12-05-13 11:25 AM

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Originally Posted by dan30oly (Post 11934946)
Not true. I was in Iceland back in April and I saw a black guy.

I took a picture.

I'm sure he was just visiting.

Giantrobo 12-05-13 02:30 PM

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Originally Posted by JimRochester (Post 11934704)
We just had one here that made national news. Three African American youths were arrested for disorderly conduct when an officer asked them to move along and they refused, claiming they were waiting for their bus. Charges were dismissed however when reported it was a case of profiling and discrimination. Ultimately it was a Latino officer who arrested the youths and they were 100 yards from where they would get the bus. This was a case of the media feeding into a frenzy. They never reported the race of the officer but certainly left the impression he was white. They also never reported the distance they were from the bus stop.


I get what you are saying about how some will assume the Officer is White. Just like many assume a perp in a story is Black, Latino, or even Male. Sadly, it's how people think based on past experiences.

But to be honest, the Race of the Officer doesn't matter if we're talking about Racial Profiling. Any Race can Racially Profile. Hell, some People of Color will tell you that Black and Latino Officers are often WORSE than White Officers when it comes to profiling and physical abuse.

Giantrobo 12-05-13 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by mhg83 (Post 11934803)
There's the one making headlines right now of the 13 year old white teen dancer, her instructor and dance partner both black men were arrested on suspicion of kidnapping. Many are claiming racism. A 13 year old traveling with two grown men that are not her parents in a state where child trafficking is common would raise red flags regardless of race!

Make sure you have Proper Papers when traveling with White Women.


Thompson's parents say they understand why their daughter and her guardians were questioned, because they made an unlikely trio to be out so late at night.

However, aware of this fact they took significant precautions and packed a range of documents to prove all was above board.

The guardians had a letter signed by Thompson's parents, her insurance card, her original birth certificate and a sheet with numerous contact numbers on it.

The Thompson's then scanned their drivers' licenses and sent them to the police during the incident, but were still not immediately believed.

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Rockmjd23 12-05-13 02:52 PM

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Honestly, it does seem a little odd that a mother would let her 13-year old daughter travel with 20-something men like that, regardless of race. The police still acted in the wrong, though. Why did they handcuff her? :lol:

I wonder if her looks had anything to do with it. She's attractive and looks a little older than 13. They probably thought some white slavery stuff was going on.

Rockmjd23 12-05-13 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by JimRochester (Post 11934704)
They also never reported the distance they were from the bus stop.

I guess I don't understand why it matters that they were near a bus stop or not. How about people can stand wherever the hell they want?

JimRochester 12-05-13 03:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Rockmjd23 (Post 11935253)
I guess I don't understand why it matters that they were near a bus stop or not. How about people can stand wherever the hell they want?

That comment is too ignorant for words but here goes.

No they can't. If you are blocking the sidewalk, and blocking the entrance to a store as these kids were supposedly doing, the police have every right to ask you to move. He didn't tell them to leave town, all he did was ask them to move along.

Stand in the entrance of your local grocery store, refuse to move and insist you can stand wherever you want. Go to the airport, stand in front of the scanner and refuse to move. Go to the movies, stand in front of the screen and tell everyone you can stand anywhere you want.

In other words, there are a myriad of instances where creating a public nuisance or public hazard will get you asked to move and if you don't you face disorderly conduct charges.

DaveyJoe 12-05-13 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by JimRochester (Post 11935299)
Stand in the entrance of your local grocery store, refuse to move and insist you can stand wherever you want. Go to the airport, stand in front of the scanner and refuse to move. Go to the movies, stand in front of the screen and tell everyone you can stand anywhere you want.

Reported to the authorities for inciting disorderly conduct.

Rockmjd23 12-05-13 03:44 PM

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:lol:

http://rt.com/usa/black-students-arrested-police-657/

A police report obtained by WROC News stated the Edison Tech students were blocking "pedestrian traffic while standing on a public sidewalk...preventing free passage of citizens walking by and attempting to enter and exit a store.
aka standing while black.

Rockmjd23 12-05-13 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by JimRochester (Post 11935299)
That comment is too ignorant for words

Thanks! :up:

PenguinJoe 12-06-13 10:36 PM

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He was still put on paid leave.


D.C. police search home of officer in investigation of prostitution ring

Authorities are investigating whether a veteran D.C. police officer was running a prostitution ring out of his Southeast Washington apartment, where they found a 16-year-old girl who had been reported missing, according to documents unsealed in federal court.

The officer, who has been on the force 24 years, had not been arrested as of Thursday evening, but he was put on paid administrative leave as police continued their investigation. The teenager told police that the officer took nude photos of her and arranged for her to have sex for money, the court papers say.

News of the allegation broke publicly as another D.C. police officer was in U.S. District Court facing a federal charge of producing child pornography. Marc L. Washington, 32, was arrested Monday on allegations that he took pictures of a semi-nude 15-year-old who had run away from home.
http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/...html?tid=sm_fb

Giantrobo 12-09-13 04:31 PM

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Wow, makes you wonder how much of this is going on across the nation in Law Enforcement Agencies. It also makes it easier to understand why there is so much misconduct amongst the Officers. I mean if Officers are "hooking up" each other just because they're fellow LEO's....

Sheriff's Department hired officers with histories of misconduct

From the article:



Twenty-nine of those given jobs had previously had been fired or pressured to resign from other law enforcement agencies over concerns about misconduct or workplace performance problems. Nearly 200 had been rejected from other agencies because of past misdeeds, failed entrance exams or other issues.

Several of those with past misconduct have been accused of wrongdoing since joining the department, including one deputy who was terminated after firing his service weapon during a dispute outside a fast-food restaurant.

David McDonald was hired despite admitting to sheriff's investigators he had a relationship with a 14-year-old girl whom he kissed and groped. He was 28 at the time.

"I was in love," he said in an interview with The Times. "I wasn't being a bad guy."

McDonald had been fired from the Santa Clara County Sheriff's Department amid allegations he used excessive force on prisoners. A fellow deputy told a supervisor that he didn't want to work with McDonald because he harassed inmates.

L.A. County sheriff's officials made him a jail guard, a decision that surprised even McDonald.

"How can you put me back in the jails when I already had a problem there?" McDonald told the newspaper.



Of the nearly 400 officers and supervisors from the Office of Public Safety who applied to the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department in 2010, about 280 were hired. Of those:

188 Were rejected for jobs at law enforcement agencies before being hired by the Sheriff's Department.

97 showed evidence of dishonesty.

92 were disciplined previously by other police agencies for significant misconduct on duty.

29 were fired or pressured to resign from a previous law enforcement job.

15 were flagged by background investigators for trying to manipulate the results of a polygraph exam.


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