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RoyalTea 08-19-14 08:52 AM

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http://fox6now.com/2014/07/07/fox6-i...clarke-others/

A police officer in Wisconsin crashed into a civilian. The woman had cancer surgery as a child that left her with a spine fused with steel rods. This accident broke four bones in her neck. She was crying and shook up, so her eyes were glassy and red and her speech was slurred. She was injured badly enough that she could not perform field sobriety tests. Blood drawn at the scene later showed no presence of drugs/alcohol.

The police officer claimed he made a full stop at the intersection and the woman did not have her headlights on. Security footage showed this was a complete lie, the cop never stopped at the intersection and the woman's lights were on (in fact, one of the features of her car is that lights go on automatically).

The woman was arrested for drunk driving.

inri222 08-19-14 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by RoyalTea (Post 12204469)
http://fox6now.com/2014/07/07/fox6-i...clarke-others/

A police officer in Wisconsin crashed into a civilian. The woman had cancer surgery as a child that left her with a spine fused with steel rods. This accident broke four bones in her neck. She was crying and shook up, so her eyes were glassy and red and her speech was slurred. She was injured badly enough that she could not perform field sobriety tests. Blood drawn at the scene later showed no presence of drugs/alcohol.

The police officer claimed he made a full stop at the intersection and the woman did not have her headlights on. Security footage showed this was a complete lie, the cop never stopped at the intersection and the woman's lights were on (in fact, one of the features of her car is that lights go on automatically).

The woman was arrested for drunk driving.

Holy shit! Unbelievable!

RoyalTea 08-19-14 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by inri222 (Post 12204475)
Holy shit! Unbelievable!

Also, I believe the officer was treated and released for minor injuries. He has filed for 100% permanent disability. He is not making child support payments because he claims disability.

Dave99 08-23-14 12:59 PM

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Officer leaves his K9 in his car for 6 hours in the police station parking lot, dog dies. He even left the car running, but didn't turn the A/C on. So he apparently doesn't give a shit about wasting gas either. The dog is allowed in the station BTW.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-...lice-dog-death

Ringmaster 08-23-14 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave99 (Post 12209309)
Officer leaves his K9 in his car for 6 hours in the police station parking lot, dog dies. He even left the car running, but didn't turn the A/C on. So he apparently doesn't give a shit about wasting gas either. The dog is allowed in the station BTW.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-...lice-dog-death

I don't understand how people leave dogs, or children for that matter, in cars all by themselves for any reason! If you don't want to lug your kid/pet around then why have them?? Plus, police officers are supposed to exhibit common sense and this guy is ruining it for his profession.

Robertwoj 08-24-14 11:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Dave99 (Post 12209309)
Officer leaves his K9 in his car for 6 hours in the police station parking lot, dog dies. He even left the car running, but didn't turn the A/C on. So he apparently doesn't give a shit about wasting gas either. The dog is allowed in the station BTW.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-...lice-dog-death


So the Officer was inside the station for 6 hours. Here is an interesting paragraph in the article:

"During the time Miller was inside, he was training another officer on patrol-duty procedures. Miller is no longer a training officer, Preciado said. The officer who was with Miller that day will not be disciplined, Preciado said."

Why would this comment even have to be made? Why would anybody even expect anyone the officer was in contact with to be disciplined?? Are they responsible to know where the officer left his dog?? Stupid reporting.... seems to be the norm lately.

Sean O'Hara 08-24-14 06:29 PM

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This has to be a first -- a police officer actually punished for killing a dog. Of course, it's only because it belonged to the department.

DVD Polizei 08-24-14 06:44 PM

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No, it was because the dog was White.

mhg83 08-24-14 06:51 PM

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Shouldn't the Cop be charged with murder of another Police Officer? They've said countless times K9's are considered a Police officer.

DVD Polizei 08-24-14 06:54 PM

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Wouldn't be murder. It would be involuntary manslaughter. But I'd be ok with that.

DaveyJoe 08-25-14 02:14 AM

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stvn1974 08-25-14 10:42 AM

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Ferguson Police Officer Justin Cosma Hog-Tied And Injured A Young Child, Lawsuit Alleges

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/0...n_5705409.html

JCWBobC 08-25-14 11:28 AM

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Police woman tazers incapacitated man 20 times in a row while telling him to get into her car. Finally bystanders pick the guy up and put him in the car.


Watch the video here:
http://www.break.com/video/becky-sot...dakota-2748753

Mabuse 08-25-14 12:00 PM

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Originally Posted by slop101 (Post 12200717)
Take just a couple minutes to listen to this story:

http://storycorps.org/listen/alex-la...atsy-hathaway/

Or, if you prefer, here's the transcript:

Does this guy think that only happens to black people? I think this thread is full of examples of latinos and whites getting exactly the same treatment. Why don't we talk about gender profiling? How come the cops disproportionately treat men this way?

Sean O'Hara 08-25-14 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Mabuse (Post 12211040)
Does this guy think that only happens to black people? I think this thread is full of examples of latinos and whites getting exactly the same treatment.

Nobody has ever claimed that this only happens to black. The issue is that it's more likely to happen to blacks.

slop101 08-25-14 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Mabuse (Post 12211040)
Does this guy think that only happens to black people? I think this thread is full of examples of latinos and whites getting exactly the same treatment. Why don't we talk about gender profiling? How come the cops disproportionately treat men this way?

Not nearly to the same extent. In fact, it happens to infrequently to whites compared to blacks, it's silly to even mention it. It's like saying "sure, drunk drivers cause accidents, but so can sober drivers" - the point is, one of them is WAY more likely.

Dave99 08-25-14 12:59 PM

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Originally Posted by JCWBobC (Post 12211005)
Police woman tazers incapacitated man 20 times in a row while telling him to get into her car. Finally bystanders pick the guy up and put him in the car.


Watch the video here:
http://www.break.com/video/becky-sot...dakota-2748753

That bitch should be in jail.

jdodd 08-25-14 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by Dave99 (Post 12211123)
That bitch should be in jail.

Look, I think taking a video in portrait mode is annoying too, but are we really ready to escalate it to a criminal offense?

Dave99 08-25-14 02:56 PM

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Originally Posted by jdodd (Post 12211246)
Look, I think taking a video in portrait mode is annoying too, but are we really ready to escalate it to a criminal offense?

it's the only way these kids are going to learn how to film correctly.

DVD Polizei 08-25-14 03:03 PM

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Originally Posted by Mabuse (Post 12211040)
Does this guy think that only happens to black people? I think this thread is full of examples of latinos and whites getting exactly the same treatment. Why don't we talk about gender profiling? How come the cops disproportionately treat men this way?


Originally Posted by slop101 (Post 12211112)
Not nearly to the same extent. In fact, it happens to infrequently to whites compared to blacks, it's silly to even mention it. It's like saying "sure, drunk drivers cause accidents, but so can sober drivers" - the point is, one of them is WAY more likely.

So, you're saying a cute black woman who was speeding...is more likely to be beaten to a pulp and dragged into a patrol car...than given a warning.

Interesting.

slop101 08-25-14 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by DVD Polizei (Post 12211265)
So, you're saying a cute black woman who was speeding...is more likely to be beaten to a pulp and dragged into a patrol car...than given a warning.

Interesting.

No. If you think that's what I'm saying, then you're either being purposefully obtuse, or just dumb. Take your pick.


Originally Posted by DVD Polizei (Post 12211265)
So, you're saying a cute black woman who was speeding...is more likely to be beaten to a pulp and dragged into a patrol car...than [a cute white woman would be]

That's more like what I'm saying.

DVD Polizei 08-25-14 04:12 PM

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Yeah, that's what I thought. :lol:

JCWBobC 08-28-14 09:07 AM

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Two new stories for today:

1. Philly Police Officer Suing Philly Police Department for Brutality

Sgt. Brandon Ruff, an eight-year veteran of the Philadelphia Police force, filed a police brutality lawsuit against his own Department on Monday. Ruff says that he was assaulted by seven officers when he attempted to anonymously turn three handguns in to the 35th district department. Ruff works in the 16th district, so many of the officers in the building did not recognize him at the time.

In his lawsuit, Ruff said that the acts of violence “were committed willfully, wantonly, maliciously, intentionally, outrageously, deliberately and/or by conduct so egregious as to shock the conscience.”

Ruff said that he was turning the guns in to the police department because a neighbor asked him to and he felt that taking care of things like this was a part of his job.

When he was off duty he made sure that the guns were unloaded and took them a local police department. When he arrived he turned the guns in and said that he was delivering them to the precinct under a “no-questions-asked” policy and said that he wished to speak with a supervisor. After waiting for an extended period of time for a supervisor to appear, Ruff told someone in the office that he would be stepping outside to make a phone call.

Just as he was stepping outside, someone shouted “there he is,” and at that moment a group of officers surrounded him. One of the officers came up behind Ruff and twisted his right hand behind his back, while two others held Tasers to his chest and rib cage and threatened to activate them.

When he was able to react, Ruff used a code number to identify himself as a police officer and said that his ID was in his pocket, the lawsuit states. Ruff was then arrested and held for 6 hours until he was finally released. After he was released, the Philadelphia police department opened up an internal investigation on him and reassigned him to desk duty.

Ruff also alleges rampant corruption in his lawsuit and states that the police department as a whole encourages and tolerates officers who “misrepresent facts in order to establish probable cause, and allows officers to have persons falsely arrested or maliciously prosecuted.”

2. http://apublicdefender.com/2014/08/2...cops-thuggery/

Nothing that I can write will replace the impact of watching this 4 minute video, produced by ABC News 7 of a Bloomfield, NJ police department’s arrest of Marcus Jeter. (Video is on the page.)

Particularly rich were the repeated warnings to stop resisting while subdued by three officers, the allegation that he was going for their gun when his hands were clearly nowhere near them and the completely bizarre ramming of his car by the second police vehicle.

Maybe they forgot that these cameras had video and not just audio or maybe they just figured that they could hide the video and no one would be any wiser.

Two of the officers were indicted and a third already plead guilty, but then there’s this:

Interesting to note, an investigation by Bloomfield PD’s scandal plagued internal affairs division had found no wrongdoing by officers.

Boy do they close ranks quickly. Meanwhile Marcus Jeter may have been spending many years in jail, another man whose claims of innocence would be pooh-poohed by the public and courts, in the interests of finality.

Maybe finally you’re realizing that cops are just as likely to be thugs as the Marcus Jeters of the world.

inri222 08-28-14 09:27 AM

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^^^^^

Scary stuff

bunkaroo 08-28-14 09:42 AM

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While the cops in the Philly case were totally in the wrong, the cop turning in the guns probably made a mistake. He should have told his neighbor to turn the guns in himself under the no questions asked policy.

Taking possession of weapons from a civilian without knowing if they've been used in crimes and then trying to turn them in anonymously to a different precinct than your own makes it sound like something is fishy.


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