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Taniel on Twitter: "not only did Larry Krasner win, but he swept in new allies with him today! ..." / Twitter
not only did Larry Krasner win, but he swept in new allies with him today!

≈8 judicial candidates endorsed by the local progressive group @reclaimphila
have won tonight in judge races, a big deal because judges have been obstacle for some of Krasner's reforms so far.

More broadly, this is a major demonstration of strenght for the Philadelphia left

Even more broadly, this is quite the narrative-challenging result.

That test on how a progressive incumbent could win re-election has morphed into an even bigger progressive hold on local offices.

Same exact dynamic in Pittsburgh, by the way

In Pittsburgh & its county (Allegheny), in today's elections:

—voters banned no-knock warrants
—voters banned solitary confinement in jail
—Pittsburgh fired its mayor for a progressive challenger
—4 progressives who ran for judgeships on curbing bail & incarceration won
Philadelphia Election Results
  • Democratic
    • Larry Krasner - 65.12% - 103,195
    • Carlos Vega - 34.79% - 55,134
    • Write-In - 0.09% - 140
  • Republican
    • Charles "Chuck" Peruto - 95.10% - 10,158
    • Write-In - 4.90% - 523
Can a Progressive Prosecutor Survive a 40% Spike in Homicides? - The New York Times - "Larry Krasner, the district attorney who reduced incarceration in Philadelphia, faces a challenger who blames him for an increase in violent crime."
When Larry Krasner was elected Philadelphia’s district attorney in 2017, his story made him one of the most visible of a new wave of progressive prosecutors: A lawyer who had sued the police for civil rights violations 75 times had become a top law enforcement official in one of America’s largest cities.

Mr. Krasner promised to stop prosecuting drug possession and prostitution and to hold the police accountable for misconduct. But even as he wrote a triumphal book about his election and starred in a PBS documentary series, homicides and gun violence in Philadelphia were rising to levels not seen since the 1990s.

Now Mr. Krasner, 60, is facing a primary challenge from a veteran prosecutor he fired, who is arguing that Mr. Krasner has made the city less safe.
Referring to the police union, "The union has given $25,200 to Mr. Vega’s campaign and has encouraged Republican voters to register as Democrats in order to vote Mr. Krasner out."
Mr. Krasner is relying on the coalition that backed him four years ago, including more support from a PAC associated with George Soros, which poured $1.7 million into his first race. He has raised $887,000 since Mr. Vega entered the race. Mr. Vega has raised $734,000. The winner of the Democratic primary will be heavily favored in the November general election against the Republican candidate, Charles Peruto Jr., a defense lawyer who says that public safety is more important than civil rights. Mr. Peruto has said he will drop out of the race if Mr. Vega wins the primary.
 

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Arrest warrants issued for 2 former Colorado police officers involved in violent arrest of elderly woman

(CNN)Arrest warrants have been issued for two former Colorado police officers in connection with the violent arrest last year of a 73-year-old woman with dementia, a top prosecutor said Wednesday afternoon.

Former Loveland police officer Austin Hopp has been charged with two felonies: assault in the second degree causing serious bodily injury to an at-risk victim, and attempts to influence a public servant. Hopp was also charged with first-degree official misconduct, a misdemeanor, said Gordon McLaughlin, district attorney for the Eighth Judicial District of Colorado.

Daria Jalali, another former Loveland police officer, was charged with three misdemeanors: failure to perform the duty to report an excessive use of force, failure to perform the duty to intervene in an excessive use of force, and first-degree official misconduct, according to the district attorney.
 

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Though Rep. MTG has been kicked off of her committees, she can still vote and make floor speeches.
JUST IN: Marjorie Taylor Greene Rips Kamala Harris Over "BLM Riots" In Angry House Floor Speech - YouTube
On the House floor, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) slammed Democrats for forming a January 6th Commission and not studying the violent riots of 2020, which she blamed on BLM and antifa, and called out VP Kamala Harris and some Congressional Democrats for supporting the Minnesota Freedom Fund.
I watched the whole thing. She blamed the  George Floyd protests on BLM and Antifa, calling them grossly destructive. I'll quote the Wikipedia article to give some perspective.
While the majority of protests have been peaceful,[24] demonstrations in some cities escalated into riots, looting,[25] and street skirmishes with police and counter-protesters. Some police responded to protests with instances of notable violence, including against reporters.[26][27][28] At least 200 cities in the U.S. had imposed curfews by early June 2020, while more than 30 states and Washington, D.C. activated over 96,000 National Guard, State Guard, 82nd Airborne, and 3rd Infantry Regiment service members.[29][30][31][32] The deployment, when combined with preexisting deployments related to the COVID-19 pandemic and other natural disasters, constituted the largest military operation other than war in U.S. history.[33] By the end of June, at least 14,000 people had been arrested.[3][34][35] It was later estimated that between May 26 and August 22, 93% of individual protests were "peaceful and nondestructive"[36] and The Washington Post estimated that by the end of June, 96.3% of 7,305 demonstrations involved no injuries and no property damage.[37] Nevertheless, arson, vandalism, and looting between May 26 and June 8 were tabulated to have caused $1–2 billion in insured damages nationally—the highest recorded damage from civil disorder in U.S. history, "eclipsing the record set in Los Angeles in 1992 after the acquittal of the police officers who brutalized Rodney King."[5][38]
MTG whined that the 1/6 attack on the Capitol was only one incident, and that it shows how Congresspeople care more about themselves than about the American people.

She then got outraged at then-Senator Kamala Harris and Rep. Ilhan Omar for promoting fundraising efforts for legal-defense funds for those arrested in the protests.

She also got outraged at efforts to defund the police, and she got indignant at efforts to repeal qualified immunity. She whined that it's us taxpapers who have to pay the costs of defending cops charged with misconduct.

But when it came to prosecuting the Capitol attackers, she did a 180-degree turnaround and sounded exactly like some Black Lives Matter activist. Complaining about how some cops allegedly beat up some attacker, and claiming that some of them were in solitary confinement. Also making a martyr out of attacker Ashli Babbitt, who was shot and killed by a cop in that attack.
 

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[YOUTUBE]https://youtu.be/a7DHsn3XtGk[/YOUTUBE]

Reminded me a guy I knew. He was caught drunk sleeping a car. Police gave him a ride home but the next day when we finally found a car (he did not remember well where it was) windshield was smashed. Could be the same guy on this video.
 

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Can a Progressive Prosecutor Survive a 40% Spike in Homicides? - The New York Times - "Larry Krasner, the district attorney who reduced incarceration in Philadelphia, faces a challenger who blames him for an increase in violent crime."

Referring to the police union, "The union has given $25,200 to Mr. Vega’s campaign and has encouraged Republican voters to register as Democrats in order to vote Mr. Krasner out."
Mr. Krasner is relying on the coalition that backed him four years ago, including more support from a PAC associated with George Soros, which poured $1.7 million into his first race. He has raised $887,000 since Mr. Vega entered the race. Mr. Vega has raised $734,000. The winner of the Democratic primary will be heavily favored in the November general election against the Republican candidate, Charles Peruto Jr., a defense lawyer who says that public safety is more important than civil rights. Mr. Peruto has said he will drop out of the race if Mr. Vega wins the primary.

When people in their 60s still insist on the "Jr" in their names, it sticks in my head. Why the fuck does Charles Peruto Jnr sound so familiar? Oh, right. He's that guy. He has also offered to have his (still alive I hope) wife cook for every PD Captain.

If the Philadelphia Police Union endorse this fucking guy, then they deserve to be defunded in the very literal sense.
 

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Two racist police officers caught openly calling Black people “niggers.”

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Two racist police officers caught openly calling Black people “niggers.”

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What is the problem with that?
 

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Two racist police officers caught openly calling Black people “niggers.”

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What is the problem with that?

Well, for you, obviously no problem. But us non-nazis get it.
 

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Police reform: Progressives urge end to qualified immunity in George Floyd bill
Ten House progressives on Friday urged congressional leaders to end qualified immunity in a developing police reform bill, as a dispute over whether to weaken the rules shielding officers from civil lawsuits stalls progress toward a bipartisan agreement.

Lawmakers led by Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif., Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., have worked to craft a plan that could win the Republican support needed to get through both chambers of Congress. They have tried to tweak a House-passed bill, the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which among other changes aims to ban chokeholds, carotid holds and no-knock warrants, and seeks to end qualified immunity.

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It is unclear now what both parties would accept as a qualified immunity compromise. The 10 House Democrats did not explicitly threaten to vote against a bill if it does not weaken rules protecting officers from lawsuits. However, their opposition alone could sink legislation in the House if a bill does not win a significant share of GOP votes.
Progressives dig in their heels on cops’ qualified immunity - POLITICO
Their letter:
Qualified Immunity Letter - https://www.politico.com/f/?id=00000179-8ca2-de35-ad7f-fee757e50000
It was addressed to both parties' leaders in both chambers.

It was signed by Cori Bush, Ayanna Pressley, Mondaire Jones, Rashida Tlaib, Jan Schakowsky, Ilhan Omar, AOC, Pramila Jayapal, Jamaal Bowman, and Bonnie Watson Coleman
 

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https://reason.com/2021/05/26/see-the-fbi-dig-through-an-innocent-womans-safe-deposit-box/

Bunch of FBI guys going way beyond what the warrant allowed for and apparently looting in the process, despite being on camera. I'd really like to see a requirement that search warrants must be filmed.

Now, most of the boxes they were examining were no doubt full of ill-gotten gains but they had no proof and the warrant they were operating under explicitly said they weren't allowed to look farther than was needed to establish who owned the boxes.
 

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3 Tacoma officers involved in Manuel Ellis’ death charged with 2nd-degree murder, manslaughter

Three Tacoma police officers have been criminally charged in the death of Manuel Ellis, Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced Thursday.

Christopher Burbank, 35, and Matthew Collins, 38, were charged Thursday in Pierce County Superior Court with second-degree murder and first-degree manslaughter. Timothy Rankine, 32, was charged with first-degree manslaughter.

All three turned themselves in by Thursday evening and were booked into Pierce County Jail.

After a six-month case review and further investigation by the Attorney General’s Office, Ferguson decided criminal charges were warranted against police because “Ellis died during the course of and in furtherance of Burbank and Collins’ felonious assault and/or unlawful imprisonment of Ellis,” prosecutors wrote in 21 pages of charging documents.

The two officers tackled and struck Ellis multiple times, used a neck restraint and used a Taser on him three times, “all without justification for these uses of force,” records say.
 

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We need a "police acting like actual police & not criminals catch-all" thread.
 

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I saw the video on the news this morning;

After a video provided to CBS2/KCAL9 by a witness showing three plainclothes Glendale police officers beating a teenager suspected of shoplifting, with another uniformed officer coming into the fray and kicking the teen in the face, all four officers have been placed on administrative leave. “It was really hard to watch. We got traumatized. We have, like, all of the video stuck in our head,” Melissa Navarette, the teen victim’s sisters, told CBSLA’s Kandiss Crone.

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This is a good event, with the policeman being brave



She would have been shot down a long time before the takedown by US cops.


I doubt it. These days, the mainstream and social media love a good "cop shoots and kills suspect" story, so that's what they bring you. Non lethal and often peaceful takedowns of armed suspects happen all the time, but that's not really what sells or fits the "police bad" narrative.

Speaking of, let's add a little positive balance to this thread, with video of cops doing good. Sadly, with demands for "defund the police" and record numbers of police retiring and quitting due to all the bad press, we are likely to see less of these stories:

[YOUTUBE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xuw_abLkf8[/YOUTUBE]
 

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I doubt it. These days, the mainstream and social media love a good "cop shoots and kills suspect" story, so that's what they bring you. Non lethal and often peaceful takedowns of armed suspects happen all the time, but that's not really what sells or fits the "police bad" narrative.

Speaking of, let's add a little positive balance to this thread, with video of cops doing good. Sadly, with demands for "defund the police" and record numbers of police retiring and quitting due to all the bad press, we are likely to see less of these stories:

[YOUTUBE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xuw_abLkf8[/YOUTUBE]

That you believe cops doing their job requires special recognition pretty much shows how fucked accountability is in law enforcement. Like you said, it's easy ratings to report on police corruption and yet I have never heard of a news story where police enforced their own without prompting from the public first. So fuck giving them a gold star for sometimes doing an adequate job that costs some cities half their fiscal budget.
 

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I doubt it. These days, the mainstream and social media love a good "cop shoots and kills suspect" story, so that's what they bring you. Non lethal and often peaceful takedowns of armed suspects happen all the time, but that's not really what sells or fits the "police bad" narrative.

Speaking of, let's add a little positive balance to this thread, with video of cops doing good. Sadly, with demands for "defund the police" and record numbers of police retiring and quitting due to all the bad press, we are likely to see less of these stories:

[YOUTUBE]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xuw_abLkf8[/YOUTUBE]

That you believe cops doing their job requires special recognition pretty much shows how fucked accountability is in law enforcement. Like you said, it's easy ratings to report on police corruption and yet I have never heard of a news story where police enforced their own without prompting from the public first. So fuck giving them a gold star for sometimes doing an adequate job that costs some cities half their fiscal budget.

And "loving stories" is not why we amplify them! We'd like to have a world where it's very rare to see these stories!
 

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It was ok for white people to hate black people over a color for 200 years but kill me if I hate white people when they do that kinda shit right?

Well, yes, you are acting immorally by hating white people over this. Why is that difficult to understand?

And it wasn't "OK" for white people to hate black people for 200 years. What is so hard to understand?
 

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Jesus. Sometimes I think the only real solution would be mob justice in these cases.

I think that could be one factor in why some cities and states have started instituting new policies and laws regarding police conduct. If the lawmakers and those who have the power to put the brakes on police brutality and misconduct do not do so, they will inevitably draw the rage of more and more citizens. You can only straight up murder citizens or put their lives at risk unnecessarily so many times before your entire community rises up and stops you.

The depth of corruption, abuse, and criminality of those who are supposed to be using their badges and weapons to protect society here in the US is obscene.
 

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The corruption, abuse, and criminality of those who are supposed to be using their badges and weapons to protect society here in the US is obscene.

You know what else is obscene?
The degree of drugs, guns, and violence.

Adding that to the culture of victimhood and entitlement is a recipe for disaster. Why would a person who wants to help make society safer, but feels under the gun from everyone from criminals to judges to passersby, stay on the job?

I wouldn't.
Tom
 

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The corruption, abuse, and criminality of those who are supposed to be using their badges and weapons to protect society here in the US is obscene.

You know what else is obscene?
The degree of drugs, guns, and violence.

Adding that to the culture of victimhood and entitlement is a recipe for disaster. Why would a person who wants to help make society safer, but feels under the gun from everyone from criminals to judges to passersby, stay on the job?

I wouldn't.
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I'm sorry, Tom, but that seems like a major red herring. Cops want to have the respect and honor associated with being real police, but in America, most police are basically armed gangs of the state. You can't pull shit like that video we were discussing, the PIT maneuver that almost killed someone because some person followed the law and put on their blinkers to indicate that they were waiting for a safe area to pull over, and expect not to feel "under the gun". Sorry.
 

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The corruption, abuse, and criminality of those who are supposed to be using their badges and weapons to protect society here in the US is obscene.

You know what else is obscene?
The degree of drugs, guns, and violence.

Adding that to the culture of victimhood and entitlement is a recipe for disaster. Why would a person who wants to help make society safer, but feels under the gun from everyone from criminals to judges to passersby, stay on the job?

I wouldn't.
Tom

Yeah, and instead of doing all that, they're demanding that every citizen regard them as their ultimate authority and using their state sanctioned power abuse and even kill those who disagree (mostly poor and brown people), and those cops who don't fall into this group, the "good" cops, are irrelevant to the problem of corrupt, abusive, criminal police.

That absolutely must stop regardless of whatever else you think cops should be doing.

Nice fear mongering, though. Where'd you get it? Fox Newstainment?
 
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The corruption, abuse, and criminality of those who are supposed to be using their badges and weapons to protect society here in the US is obscene.

You know what else is obscene?
The degree of drugs, guns, and violence.

Adding that to the culture of victimhood and entitlement is a recipe for disaster. Why would a person who wants to help make society safer, but feels under the gun from everyone from criminals to judges to passersby, stay on the job?

I wouldn't.
Tom

Yea, I agree with you. Being a cop today is a miserable job. According to this poll, only 7% would recommend becoming a cop:

https://www.police1.com/police-jobs...ld-recommend-becoming-a-cop-Ee749RbuTcMG7bm5/

I also think that it's a terrible that the police have become the first level of defense in dealing with the mentally ill because our social programs have so failed.
 

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It was ok for white people to hate black people over a color for 200 years but kill me if I hate white people when they do that kinda shit right?

Well, yes, you are acting immorally by hating white people over this. Why is that difficult to understand?

And it wasn't "OK" for white people to hate black people for 200 years. What is so hard to understand?

I think the breakdown in communication here is that I did not say ALL WHITE PEOPLE but you seem to believe I did.
 

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Well, yes, you are acting immorally by hating white people over this. Why is that difficult to understand?

And it wasn't "OK" for white people to hate black people for 200 years. What is so hard to understand?

I think the breakdown in communication here is that I did not say ALL WHITE PEOPLE but you seem to believe I did.

Another aspect of breakdown in these conversations is that white people as a group do not understand that Black people essentially live in a white world, but white people do not live in a Black world or even a highly diverse world. Most of us live in a predominantly white world with some peripheral non-white people in it.

And mind you, Gospel, this is stuff I say to white people, not to Black people. I'm putting it here for general purpose mainly, and just using your post to reply because it's relevant to the conversation. I really don't think it's appropriate for me, as a white person, to give any Black person my opinions on race. It is appropriate for me to give my opinions about race to white people, though.

So white people, listen up, understand that you do not live in a society dominated by Black people, conservative fantasy fear mongering that we and our families are all gonna be overcome and murderized in our beds tonight by BLM and "thugs" and hip hop artists notwithstanding. We see Black perspectives and hear Black voices to a limited degree but mainly just when we bother to actively seek out Black stories and perspectives. And often when something negative gets our attention, which rarely if ever presents an in depth picture, our minds tend to amplify it. We have to consciously, actively seek out Black voices and stories and history because our default state does not prompt us to do anything different.

We white people tend to not intuitively recognize that Black Americans are and have always been immersed in white perspectives, voices, stories, art, media, and institutions. We're not immersed in theirs. They are immersed in ours. They are swimming in whiteness whether they like it or not. If we give a shit about systemic racism, we will recognize that it is their opinions that we should be listening to very carefully and generously. And it does not hurt white people in the least to do so.

It's not a matter of this vs that, where it's just two sides of something and one side's prejudices are matched by the other side inversely. That's just not possible when the society is built for the majority and without regard for the minority, except in those many aspects where the minority was in fact considered but in the most oppressive and punishing ways possible.

Again, white people are not immersed in Black people's perspectives, stories, voices, art, media, or institutions, and when I say “Black institutions,” I sure as shit am not talking about U.S. democracy or religious influence or politics or the economy or social power. Not only are Black people underrepresented in these institutions, but it’s always gonna be a fight to change that because white people lose their fucking minds just seeing Black people playing the roles of white people in history in the arts as they did when Hamilton made its way into the white collective consciousness.

These things do absolutely belong to Black citizens by rights, but in practice, they don't control them nor did they build most of them in concept or ideals, just mainly the dirty work parts at the direction and design of white people. They did build the economy in the South during slavery, and they did build much of our infrastructure in that time and since, but they weren't building these things for Black people to control or even benefit from except in narrow, limited contexts set by white people.

So Black people don't need to understand us or our perspectives or opinions. White people’s opinions are the substrate of their existence. If you're white, let me be clear: if you speak your opinions about Black people or race to Black people, you're an asshole at the very best, and at worst, you actively continue a racist society that has been filling Black ears with white perspectives for several hundred years while remaining largely oblivious to theirs.

I just want to again make it crystal clear to everyone reading. However, Gospel, if you do have any thoughts on this, feel free. I would welcome them.
 

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And it wasn't "OK" for white people to hate black people for 200 years. What is so hard to understand?
Looking at US history, as a generalization about white people as a group it is consistent with the notion that it was "OK" for white people to either enslave or discriminate against black people for about 200 years because white people did it.
 

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Police in Ocean City, MD taze someone who wasn't resisting. He's given conflicting instructions by three different officers. One telling him not to move, another telling him to get on the ground, another telling him to take off his backpack. He starts to take off his backpack and gets tazed.

His crime? Violating a no vaping on the boardwalk ordinance.

[TWEET]<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Police in Ocean City Maryland tasered a 17-year-old teenager after they accused him of vaping yesterday. <a href="https://t.co/PVzagAV5i1">pic.twitter.com/PVzagAV5i1</a></p>— Rebecca Kavanagh (@DrRJKavanagh) <a href="https://twitter.com/DrRJKavanagh/status/1404220794096455684?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 13, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>[/TWEET]..
 

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It gets better:

Portland police officers resign en masse from crowd control unit after officer is indicted

This is why I call bullshit when apologists like Derec and Loren claim that Police are being held accountable. A cop hasn't even been convicted of a crime and all the boys in blue are up in arms because the bare minimum of oversight was used. This isn't unique either. The Buffalo Police did the exact same thing when they cracked 75 year old Martin Gugino's skull open. All these cunts who resigned because they believe they should be immune from consequences should never have been police in the first place. Fuck them all.
 

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It gets better:

Portland police officers resign en masse from crowd control unit after officer is indicted

This is why I call bullshit when apologists like Derec and Loren claim that Police are being held accountable. A cop hasn't even been convicted of a crime and all the boys in blue are up in arms because the bare minimum of oversight was used. This isn't unique either. The Buffalo Police did the exact same thing when they cracked 75 year old Martin Gugino's skull open. All these cunts who resigned because they believe they should be immune from consequences should never have been police in the first place. Fuck them all.


This also crushes any credibility the # NotAllCops people would like to have. If they are resigning en masse, then there is not a single cop in the entire group who accepts oversight. How else are we to interpret that?
 

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It gets better:

Portland police officers resign en masse from crowd control unit after officer is indicted

This is why I call bullshit when apologists like Derec and Loren claim that Police are being held accountable. A cop hasn't even been convicted of a crime and all the boys in blue are up in arms because the bare minimum of oversight was used. This isn't unique either. The Buffalo Police did the exact same thing when they cracked 75 year old Martin Gugino's skull open. All these cunts who resigned because they believe they should be immune from consequences should never have been police in the first place. Fuck them all.

Objection!!

I've said I believe the police are being held accountable in shootings. I do not believe they are properly being held accountable in lesser violence.
 

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Watched some intense police interactions on a compilation video.

Seems like a lot of highly broken by life people they interact with and the tenor is so high even from these rare people they pull over.

Almost like their lives are so screwed up and this is a way to the give the biggest fuck you to the system by trying to kill cops. Lots of these people were white and a fair amount latino and black.

This is not to excuse cops taking the stress from these interactions with violent broken wackos and taking it out on the other people they see.
 

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Good Samaritan who died in Arvada shooting was shot by police, according to sources

DENVER – The Good Samaritan who died in Monday’s shooting in Olde Town Arvada was shot and killed by a police bullet, Denver7 Chief Investigator Tony Kovaleski has confirmed through three informed, ranking sources — including two law enforcement sources.

Arvada Police Officer Gordon Beesley, Good Samaritan John Hurley, and the man believed to be the suspect in the original shooting, 59-year-old Ronald Troyke, all died in the shooting, but Arvada police have not said who was shot by whom.

In a statement Tuesday afternoon, the Arvada Police Department said it would not confirm that Hurley was shot by an officer. They did confirm earlier in the afternoon that Troyke left a threatening note for officers.

"We will not confirm until the investigation team finishes its interviews and reviews forensic information," the department said.

So much for the good guy with a gun.
 

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A NEW YORK POLICE OFFICER WAS CAUGHT ON CAMERA APPARENTLY PLANTING MARIJUANA IN A CAR — FOR THE SECOND TIME

Body camera footage shows a Staten Island cop apparently planting weed in a car. The NYPD previously cleared the officer of wrongdoing in a similar case.


WHEN A POLICE OFFICER in Staten Island was caught by his own body camera in the apparent act of planting marijuana in the car of a group of young men, the video evidence against him was strong enough to prompt prosecutors in the resulting case to throw out the marijuana charge in the middle of a pretrial hearing. A judge cut short his testimony, and prosecutors recommended he get a lawyer. But an internal review by the New York Police Department found that no misconduct had occurred.

Now a new video — published exclusively by The Intercept — shows the same officer again seemingly planting marijuana during a different traffic stop just a few weeks after the first, raising questions about the credibility of internal review processes and highlighting the lack of transparency in cases of police misconduct. The video, which didn’t emerge for nearly two years, also underscores the limited information available not just to the public but also defendants, and validates criticism by police accountability advocates that body cameras are of no use if the evidence they capture remains inaccessible.

On both occasions, two officers — Kyle Erickson and Elmer Pastran, of the 120th Precinct — stopped cars for minor traffic infractions, then claimed the vehicles smelled like marijuana. In both instances, body camera footage shows the officers extensively searching the cars for several minutes and finding nothing. In the first incident, in February 2018, Erickson’s body camera is then suddenly switched off and then back on just as he discovers a marijuana cigarette that did not appear to be there when his partner was first searching the car. The New York Times published that video later that year after attorneys for the driver, Lasou Kuyateh, obtained it through discovery. Kuyateh, who in the video can be heard shouting that Erickson is “putting something in my car,” was arrested and spent two weeks in jail. He fought the charges in court, and late last year he began proceedings to sue the city for $1 million over the incident.

But Jason Serrano, the man arrested during the second stop, in March 2018, took a plea deal to avoid jail time and didn’t learn of the footage’s existence until earlier this year, when attorneys with the Legal Aid Society showed it to him. “There’s nothing to say, the video speaks for itself,” Serrano told me during a recent interview. “I didn’t have no marijuana, I had no weed, I had no drugs, I wasn’t driving, it wasn’t my car, the taillight wasn’t broken.”

The car’s driver, who was issued a summons even though she would have normally been the one charged for the marijuana found in the car, could not be reached for comment. Erickson and Pastran did not respond to The Intercept’s requests for comment. A spokesperson for the NYPD declined to comment. The Richmond County District Attorney’s Office did not respond to a request for comment.
 

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Fifth Circuit Grants Qualified Immunity To Officers Who Tased Man Soaked in Gasoline, Knowing it Would Light Him on Fire

The qualified immunity doctrine insulates governmental agents from liability for unconstitutional acts as long “as their conduct does not violate clearly established statutory or constitutional rights of which a reasonable person would have known.” The primary purpose of the doctrine “is to protect them ‘from undue interference with their duties and from potentially disabling threats of liability.’” So, should there be qualified immunity in a case with these facts?

[T]wo police officers tased the suicidal [Gabriel] Olivas, despite:

1. knowing that he was soaked in gasoline,

2. knowing from recent training that tasers ignite gasoline, and

3. knowing from a fellow officer’s explicit warning in that instant, “If we tase him, he’s going to light on fire!”

They fired their tasers anyway, knowing full well that using a taser was tantamount to using a flamethrower. Olivas burst into flames and later died.

In Ramirez v. Guadarrama, the Fifth Circuit reversed the district court's denial of the defendants motion to dismiss the plaintiffs' § 1983 action under Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) on grounds of qualified immunity. Then, on Friday, the Fifth Circuit denied the plaintiffs' motion for rehearing en banc. Judge Willett, however, who often dissents in qualified immunity cases...
 

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Well, this is what the police said:

[TWEET]<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A crowd has formed at the officer involved shooting scene. Some participants have thrown objects and tried to enter the closed area. An officer’s baton was grabbed by someone and when another officer intervened, the officer was sprayed with a chemical. <a href="https://t.co/eHxcBXTrOg">pic.twitter.com/eHxcBXTrOg</a></p>— Portland Police (@PortlandPolice) <a href="https://twitter.com/PortlandPolice/status/1408303481962655744?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 25, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>[/TWEET]

And this is video of what happened.

[TWEET]<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">A bystander caught the moment PPB assaulted and maced peaceful protesters on scene - this video is very intense, warning.<br>Credit <a href="https://twitter.com/running_50?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@running_50</a> <a href="https://t.co/TiMmIRSKAG">pic.twitter.com/TiMmIRSKAG</a></p>— Grace Morgan (@gravemorgan) <a href="https://twitter.com/gravemorgan/status/1408313568299130880?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">June 25, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>[/TWEET]
 
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