1. The difference between police brutality and Black on Black crime is if a Black man kills another Black man it’s NOT because he’s Black. You’re racism may amuse you and your friends, but just know you’re in the minority. Its 2016, most people are more sophisticated and informed, get with the program!
2. Nice is not synonymous with good
3. Police operate under policy not law
4. When good cops keep quiet they are just as bad as the bad ones.
5. If you’re a White guy with a gun you’re a 2nd Amendment Patriot but if you’re a Black guy with a gun you’re a thug and of course we had to shoot you because I thought you had a gun and I feared for my life.
6. Black people are approached as though inherently violent, and so any interaction with a police officer can end violently. A black person’s rights, even inalienable ones, can be stripped from them without due process. And, almost always, an officer who does so won’t be convicted of any wrongdoing.
7. The aggressive posture of the police, the fear every man has when reaching for his wallet may be reaching for his weapon, only deepens. And everyone insisting on black citizens’ rights — to life, to due process, even to bear arms — is blamed for instigating violence against the police.
8. Victims will be further dehumanized; their pasts will be pillaged, and attempts will be made to recast both victims as the gunmen, the aggressors who brought their deaths upon themselves. The officers will argue that both shootings were in keeping with their training — that, in effect, they accomplished their mission. The police officers may even get off. They normally do.
9. Until the good Cops police the Bad ones they are just as responsible. Not advocating violence but if a witness can be charged for obstruction why can’t a police officer?
10. The legal system is like bleach; it’s works perfectly for whites but DESTROYS colors
11. Cops were invented during 2 separate periods in time….the 1st was to keep the people from overthrowing the crown while it’s soldiers were out pillaging and raping for more gold, silver and land for crown riches… 2nd was to keep the slaves from killing the slave masters.
12. http://mappingpoliceviolence.org/unarmed/ Police killed at least 102 unarmed black people in 2015, nearly twice each week. Nearly 1 in 3 black people killed by police in 2015 were identified as unarmed, though the actual number is likely higher due to underreporting. 37% of unarmed people killed by police were black in 2015 despite black people being only 13% of the U.S. population. Unarmed black people were killed at 5x the rate of unarmed whites in 2015 http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/series/counted-us-police-killings
13. When you go to trial, you don’t get justice, you get a verdict
14. There is no such thing as a good cop in a police state!!!
15. “They took off the sheets and put on the uniform” ~ Malcolm X
16. Its interesting media uses the word “war”, as if civilians were armed to the teeth and shooting at every law enforcement vehicle/officer they come across. It’s also interesting they use the term “officer-involved shooting”, as if somehow it makes killing justifiable…. One is an exaggeration, and the other is an understatement. Both, however, are chosen to sway people the way they want them to go.
17. Pointing a gun at a reporter means you quite literally believe “the pen is mightier than the sword”
18. Police raid wrong houses shooting residents, killing bystanders with stray bullets, shoot first and ask questions later, inflict brutality and great bodily injury or death, they speed hitting pedestrians and causing major accidents killing or maiming passengers because no matter how grave and allegedly regrettable, it’s deemed collateral damage by officials; thereby reducing and/or justifying the perception of culpability. Police commit murder and walk away with impunity, exempt from punishment, free from the consequences of their actions.
19. We live in the land of the free where you get as much justice as you can afford to buy. The more money you have the more freedom you enjoy.
20. It used to be most police officers took pride in claiming they’ve never had to draw their weapon let alone use it. Nowadays it’s on their bucket list. We need to weed out the latter which requires action by the former.
21. The FBI 2006 report admits White supremacists have a significant presence in law enforcement.
22. Shouldn’t good cops be the people most outraged by police brutality?
23. Why the hell do we need to know how many people are killed by vending machines, but no one tells us how many people die because of police violence. Its ok to have information about people attacked by sharks, but no one tells us how many people were killed by cops! The government tries to hide the truth by telling us stupid facts we don’t need to know!
24. Cops are domestic terrorists protected by US law
25. Police brutality is only one facet of a system seeking to conserve the tenant of White male dominance by any means necessary. It has always taken public shaming for good White folks to move.
26. The daily harassment of Black people through traffic stops and ‘stop and frisk’ policing for local revenue must end. We are told policing keeps us safe but all this approach does is raid our communities’ resources with tickets and fines and put us in harms way.
27. In the US the law is only an excuse to assault people!
28. US Police killed 111 people in March 2016, more than double the 52 people killed by UK police in the whole 20th century?
29. There were ONLY 126 US Police Officers killed in the line of duty in 2014
30. A Stanford University found that Black men were four times more likely to be searched during police traffic stops than Whites and were more likely to be handcuffed even if they were not arrested.
31. To even remotely believe all cops serve and protect is a lie! They only protect the government and don’t care about regular citizens. Why must we pay for our own murders???
32. Police Unions are a government within a government.
33. Police departments are nothing but legal and glorified gangs.
34. The continued focus on black-on-black crime is a diversionary tactic, whose goal is to suggest that Black people don’t have the right to be outraged about police violence
35. Black Lives Matter movement is not trying to make the world more unsafe for police officers; it hopes to make police officers less of a threat to communities of color.
36. I have zero respect for people who say “the cops were just following orders”, as though that excuses them from moral responsibility. No one is forced to become a cop, so don’t hide behind the “just following orders.”
37. Remember, the Nazi soldiers were just “following orders”. It doesn’t make it right when you no longer have compassion for a fellow human being.
38. Black Lives Matter has everything to do with the antagonistic and power-laden ways in which police ____
39. Black Lives Matter is responsible for police brutality in the same way courts are responsible for crimes.
40. If police shootings were evenly distributed, ‘All Lives Matter’ might make sense as a response. But because they aren’t—it’s a non-sequitur.
41. You’re put off by discussions of the latest instance of a police officer killing an unarmed Black man, and how it reflects the way systemic racism works in the United States. Honestly, you really need to find a more convincing way to change the subject.
42. Black Lives Matter focuses on the actions of police devaluing Black lives
43. Black Lives Matter draws attention to the specific issue of police killing Black people with frequent impunity. It cries out that a Black person’s life should matter as much as anyone else’s. It makes the firm accusation that in this country’s past and present, Black life hasn’t been treated as if it matters.
44. People talk negatively about Black Lives Matter and in the same breath go on a Police Lives Matter rant.
45. Though the 1960s movement addressed the civil and political rights that were denied to Black people—access and use of public accommodations, the right to vote, and ensuring fair employment, housing opportunities and education, it did not directly confront the racialized degradation Black people endured, and many continue to endure, at the hands of the police. What the Black Lives Matter protests have done, however, is not only put police reform on the policy agenda but demanded that American society reconsider how it values Black lives.
46. Black Lives Matter is a multiracial, multigenerational movement asserting Black humanity in response to racist police killings and vigilante violence
47. 400 yrs. of the (un)justice system has been a destructive process for this country. And Black and Indigenous have been paying for it ever since!!!
48. When Police point loaded weapons at people who are peacefully protesting they shouldn’t expect any sympathy from the PUBLIC when people start pointing loaded weapons back at them.
49. Policing Students http://harvardlawreview.org/2015/04/policing-students/
50. In 2015, young Black men were nine times as likely to be killed by the police as other Americans, even though about 25 percent of them were unarmed.
51. Progress produces fear in the oppressor in the form of the loss of power, and they retaliate. Every little gain is met with greater pushback.
52. Police violence provides twisted form of entertainment. Officers have FUN when they shoot, kill or at the very least beat people.
53. The pattern of violence against Blacks at the hands of police is just too clear to ignore
54. You speak on how police X was a good person if you talk to the mother of a Black son or father shot needlessly you’ll see he was loved and also a good person.
55. Many officers deliberately incite peaceful demonstrators to react so they can arrest them. That’s bad policing, no matter how one sees it.
56. Police don’t need a “thank you”, they receive a paycheck. They don’t need an apology when one is hurt or killed, they asked for this by volunteering.
57. A baseball bat with the words “Black Power” at a peaceful protest about shootings is grounds for a violent arrest or worse, yet military weaponry at a peaceful protest about shootings is applauded.
58. Unless and until all Police officers police their own ranks, there can be no distinction between race soldiers and other police officers.
59. It’s sick how undertrained and incompetent our police are! Police officers should be trained to deal with different types of people and situations. They should be able to control their guns and emotions.
60. Most police who are killed are killed by those committing crimes with a weapon. That’s a big difference from seeing that most people killed by police are not committing any crime, or minor crimes, without any weapon.
61. 71% of LEO killed in 2015 were killed by White men. Seventy-one percent of police who’ve been shot and killed this year weren’t murdered by Black men with cornrows or hoodies. They weren’t gunned down by Latinx gang members in low-rider drive-by’s. Those stereotypes would be too convenient. Instead, 71% of police who’ve been shot and killed so far in 2016 have been killed by good old-fashioned White men. http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/king-cops-killed-white-men-conservatives-silent-article-1.2632965
62. In fact, right around the same time police were protesting Beyoncé, a White man, Curtis Ayers, shot and killed Officer Brad Lancaster of Kansas City. Lancaster was a decorated Air Force veteran and a loving father of two.
63. The last officer before that to be shot and killed was Officer Steven Smith, also a married father of two. Lincoln Rutledge, the white man who killed him, had also burned down his wife’s home.
64. A month before that, Evan Dorsey, a white man who had been in and out of prison since 2008, shot and killed Deputy Carl Koontz, a married father with an 8-month-old baby.
65. You haven’t seen these stories on Fox News or Breitbart because they don’t fit their narrative of blaming police violence on the Black Lives Matter movement or President Obama. Because “scary” Black faces can’t be flashed across their screens, they don’t even tell the stories at all — which suggests they don’t care so much about police, but about using police deaths like a political football.
66. You best believe that if a 59% rise in the number of police officers shot and killed in the line of duty could be blamed on immigrants, Mexicans, or black folk, it would be a regular conservative talking point.
67. Instead, Donald Trump has never mentioned these fallen officers on the campaign trail because it may have very well been his supporters who did the shooting for all he knows.
68. Stockholm syndrome and accept abuse as normal
69. It appears that Blue Lives only matter to popular conservatives when they are taken by somebody they can easily demonize. In the meantime, police groups continue to protest a black woman when a black woman hasn’t killed an officer in years.
70. Why is it people see assault, attempted murder and murder by law enforcement as workforce violations rather than serious crimes?
71. Pre-trial justice; citizens routinely show up for mug-shots with black eyes, and bruises not present at the time of arrest.
72. I’m tired of meaningless memes like “violence doesn’t solve anything”. Think the British were simply going to obey a piece of paper with the Declaration of Independence on it? Think the South was simply going to be negotiated with by the North 150 years ago? Hell no. Violence made America and then held it together, and if this is the beginning of a violent uprising against police in America, you can sure as hell bet that police departments will change their policies when they realize citizens are fighting back. Doesn’t excuse anything bad that happens, but this idea that violence doesn’t solve anything is just a thing people say.
73. Institutionalized racism is pushed by the politicians in office
74. Dishonorable cops feel entitled to dispense “street justice” largely because enough Americans have historically displayed a high collective tolerance for government-authorized police violence/killing.
75. Cops are allergic to cameras, they don’t like being recorded because it won’t allow them to break the law and lie about the circumstances which presented them with the opportunity to break the law.
76. We need to bring anti bullying laws to the highest job description of the nation. No one would let you apply for a job and bully and abuse the people in that job.
77. Asset forfeiture is like putting somebody in jail without a trial and without being charged with a crime. In asset forfeiture, you have to prove your innocence. 90 percent of U.S. bills carry traces of cocaine 100 percent of bills from a few large urban areas tested positive for cocaine. Money can be contaminated by being put in counting machines with tainted bills.
78. All they learn in the Police Academy is “I was feared for my life” because obviously in the US it’s the only thing a person need to know to become a cop.
79. We have 18 year olds in the military that must laugh and shake their heads at these clowns in blue. Have you noticed you don’t hear much of this going on in the military IN A WAR ZONE?? Because they’re trained on a regular basis and are given rules of engagement. If they fail to obey they’re kicked out and imprisoned. If all shootings by cops are investigated as a homicide and prosecuted and punished if they failed to follow the rules. Then this type of killings could be drastically reduced.
80. Do you see any effort to contain “law enforcement”? No. Other than soothing words, nothing has changed. They have time and money for Benghazi or emails, or the 56th attempt at eliminating Obamacare, or think of policies to make it even easier to give to the 1%. But corraling the power of the police? No thought at all.
81. How many good cops have reported bad ones? When good cops keep quiet they are just as bad as the bad ones. Someone needs to tell the police that having a badge doesn’t make you a good guy….its your action.
82. Ask the cops what they’re gonna do to stop being considered “the enemy”. It’s up to the professionals to solve this, not the oppressed civilians.
83. The U.S. has gained everything that it has through violence, brutality and aggression. It’s what it’s founded on.
84. If you count in the group of bad, every single cop who has witnessed another cop significantly break the law (beatings, perjury, plating evidence, etc…) and remained silent, then I would say, the majority are bad.
85. If there is one…that isn’t turned in and kicked out it makes the millions of police bad…..one apple…..it only takes one apple
86. The cops who back up the “bad ones” and lie in their reports are even more at fault. Until the blue wall comes down it will only get worse. The law must apply to everyone.
87. Keeping quiet makes every “good cop” a bad cop, which makes bad cops a HUGE majority.
88. So how many murders are any given ‘bad cops’ allowed per year? Or is there a quota system we haven’t heard about? And what’s the magic number of allowable LEO-sanctioned murders we have to reach before you think we should be allowed to scream, “ENOUGH!”?
89. If one puts one drop of poison in their coffee pot, would it be good coffee?
90. When the phrase “bad cops” is used, it’s not implying that there’s a bunch of overtly racist officers on patrol looking to execute the first black guy they see. No. It’s cultural PREJUDICE which leads to unnecessary violence even among cops who consider themselves good people.
91. It has wounded the fabric of so many African American communities. It is the new form of racism and who delivers that racism? The criminal justice system (whether they like it or not) and the police are part of that system.
92. If violence doesn’t solve anything, why do police carry guns?
93. Body cameras are nothing but a way to calm us down. It’s almost impossible to get the tape from their cameras because they’re buried by the police departments.
94. Sheriff Joe Arpaio has caused Arizona to payout more than 44.4 million dollars in settlement of tax payers money.
95. Data released by the FBI shows 2015 was one of the safest years for U.S. law enforcement in recorded history and murder from cops on minorities have increased by ten fold
96. May 18, 2016 ~ Chicago Has Racked Up A $9 Million Police Misconduct Tab So Far This Year and are poised to pay out another $3.2 million in two more lawsuits by families of people shot and killed by police.
97. Since 2004, Chicago has paid a staggering $660 million involving cases of police misconduct.
98. Police Domestic Violence… 40% of Spouses who experience while married to a police officer… 1-5 Police Dept. who say they will fire an officer AFTER a SECOND domestic violence complaint…. 29% of Police Officers promoted AFTER sustaining credible accusations of domestic violence
99. Police officers are not held to the same standards as civilians, they operate under policy not law; this is the difference between legal and lawful.
100. They confidently claim “I feared for my life” knowing full well the chance of being prosecuted is virtually nil.
101. Grand Jury The traditional system where the prosecutor privately reviews police reports, and then decides if an officer should be charged.
102. Grand jurors, almost without exception, only hear the one sided follow where prosecutors lead them. And when they don’t return indictments, it’s always because the prosecutor does not want them to. The prosecutor makes his preference known, whether explicitly or implicitly, in the secret conﬁnes of the grand-jury room no less deliberate.
103. Grand Juries are cloaked in legal secrecy in and dribbled out in carefully choreographed press releases
104. NO SUCH THING as a temporary restraining order against a STATE!!
105. To put this in the proper perspective. Jobs more dangerous than being a cop? (in order of mortality rates)
Fishers and Fishing Industry Workers
Aircraft Pilots and Flight Engineers
Other Extraction Workers
Farmers and Ranchers
Maintenance and Repair Workers
106. People are worried about the 2nd Amendment but they’re literally being stripped of the 1st Amendment and are too dumb to even realize it.
107. TO A COPS WIFE/MOM/BROTHER: To all the people who have LEO relatives: Your POLICE OFFICER is not gonna come home and admit he kicked the shit out of some kid….or tell you, yeah, I didn’t tell on a brother officer. I’m sure your he never comes home and says I gave tickets to 10 Black guys today and warnings to 20 White guys. Your Police Officer may actually be a cop with integrity, then again maybe he only works White neighborhoods. Or he’s never been in a position to do anything more than hand out parking citations or write speeding tickets. Maybe your police officer hasn’t been one to raid wrong houses shooting residents, killing bystanders with stray bullets, shoot first and ask questions later, inflict brutality and great bodily injury or death, speed though town hitting pedestrians and causing major accidents killing or maiming passengers because no matter how grave and allegedly regrettable, it’s deemed collateral damage by officials; thereby reducing and/or justifying the perception of culpability. Police commit murder and walk away with impunity, exempt from punishment, free from the consequences of their actions. So to those people who have LEO relatives I have one question “Shouldn’t good cops be the people most outraged by police brutality?”
108. Whether it’s through emotional immaturity, tactical incompetence, outright belligerence or the inability to separate personal problems from their job they are the ones creating situations and circumstances in which people are being deprived of their constitutional rights because they’re not held to the same standards as civilians, they operate under policy not law; this is the difference between legal and lawful. They’re even going so far as arresting people for criticizing law enforcement on the internet. Being awake, conscious and having an opinion is dangerous. How does it feel to be a criminal?
109. (Published 7-14-16) http://data.huffingtonpost.com/2016/jail-deaths SINCE SANDRA BLAND – 810 people (and counting) who have lost their lives in jail in the year after Sandra Bland died. One third of them (182) occurred within just three days.
110. Police don’t get to be “Individuals” when they wear the uniform and the badge to commit murders. They are part of a SYSTEM, not individuals. If they want to be seen as individuals, let them commit these crimes OUT of uniform and see how protected they are…
111. “According to the most recent census data, there are nearly 160 million more White people in America than there are Black people. White people make up roughly 62 percent of the U.S. population but only about 49 percent of those who are killed by police officers. African Americans, however, account for 24 percent of those fatally shot and killed by the police despite being just 13 percent of the U.S. population. As The Post noted in a new analysis published last week which means black Americans are 2.5 times as likely as white Americans to be shot and killed by police officers.”
112. Imagine 100 people walking around of which 95 are White and 5 are Black.10 Whites vs 3 Blacks are shot by the police and you’ll see what the conversation is about. The feeling that African Americans have is that they have a much higher chance at being shot at by police officers than Caucasians
113. The Fraternal of Police is the single most adamant opposition to police accountability and reform. Instead of working with Black communities to address concerns they’re defending violent cops, blocking criminal justice reform, and promoting divisive Blue Lives Matter bills to mock the real pain…. blocking real solutions for police reform and undermining the justified demands of Black communities with their hateful rhetoric and policies like Blue Lives Matter laws.
114. Police love it when you don’t know your rights and hate it when you do.
115. Other nonsense includes less extreme examples of victim-blaming, such as sagging pants — as if not being mistreated by police should be predicated on fashion trends and otherwise being absolutely perfect and palatable to the mainstream dominant culture.
116. The core issue here is far too many people are being gunned down by police officers with impunity. When Black people kill Black people, they go to jail. When police kill Black people police officers get to go on paid vacations.
117. The police are getting exactly what they deserve. They started this whole shit storm with their wholesale murder of American Citizens, and now they will reap the rewards of their actions.
118. Know who else wears blue and red to symbolize their gangship? the bloods and the crypts, that’s who! and they’re officially a gang and here the cops are wearing blue stripes and now they’re red stripes,just like the, ahem, bloods and the crypts. Don’t tell me the pigs aren’t a gang.
119. The justice system continues to exhibit that Blacks lives do not matter.
120. Police are government-sponsored street gang whose only functions are 1) funnel people into an increasingly for-profit justice system, 2) extort funds beyond the scope of taxes and reasonable fines, and 3) force civilian compliance with police and governmental measures regardless of constitutionality with threats or use of violence and murder.
121. According to the Release Aging People in Prison campaign, the PBA’s hardline stance turns the parole board into a “re-sentencing body” to give people a life sentence not imposed by a judge or jury. This goes against the logic of parole, which is supposed to judge whether someone poses a risk of harm in the present rather than on the basis of the offense for which a person was originally convicted.
122. You can’t possibly be serious, and if you are then you have no awareness of the many issues surrounding the ongoing problem of police officers shooting and killing UNARMED Black people.
123. It absolutely adds to the distrust. First, we’re presented with a false binary choice: either you A) trust the police, without question, or B) you hate all cops. We are not allowed to suggest that while most cops do right, there are those bad cops who should be fired and in some cases, prosecuted. And when the good cops all participate in the process of shielding and protecting the bad cops, those good cops become part of the problem. And trust erodes even further, making the binary choice ever more likely.
124. The problem with the shootings of black men is systemic within law enforcement and perhaps developed in individual officers during training or something. Why is it that so many police officers are disproportionately threatened by black men, to the point of using lethal force when non-lethal alternatives are available?
125. Government has flooded social media with videos of “nice guy” cops playing basketball with kids, interacting kindly with community members, having a barbecue with Black people, and they have even hosted “hug a cop day” events in which people gather to hug police officers, as the police dance and act goofy. These are obviously staged PR stunts. Whose interests does this heartwarming police propaganda serve? Does it decrease the level of police violence? Does it increase accountability? Does it lessen the power of the police? Does it increase the strength of communities? No, it does not. These barbecues and hug a cop events are not community initiatives, they are police initiatives, which happen on police terms in the interest of protecting, perpetuating, and expanding police power. It is disempowering for those of us who have been victims of police violence to meet with our oppressors on their terms for heartwarming propaganda events.
126. Even the nicest, friendliest cop will brutalize, arrest, and jail me if he is ordered to, and he has the full power of the state upholding him in doing so.
127. Cops constantly violate our rights then fabricate evidence to send us to prison for something we never did. This is what justice looks like in the US and you have to be blind not to see it!
128. The law doesn’t say because you didn’t comply you have to die.
129. Insubordination or disobedience are not CAPITAL offenses. You don’t get to just kill people whenever you think you’ve been disrespected just because you have a badge. It’s a profession, not a license to kill. Cops are not required to PROTECT AND SERVE… Even the people running away from them.. This is the 21st century, nobody gets away for long.
130. Mandatory sentencing schemes simply waste money by giving long sentences to inmates who’ve served their time is resulting in enormous costs and use of prison space for a significant numbers of offenders who don’t require such extremely punitive sentences. Tripling sentence’s then amending them without taking into consideration the absolute need for retroactivity in mitius doesn’t contribute to justice, and isn’t an efficient use of resources. The unfairness and disparity far outweigh benefits. There is an absolute obligation for legislator’s to free the staggering number of people who remain incarcerated, and to bring reform to the system responsible for unconscionable protracted imprisonment.
131. We sentence young White college students to 6 months in prison/jail for RAPE, yet this Black men get life sentences? Balance the justice system.
132. These laws were implemented for one thing and that’s “Revenue”. This has absolutely nothing to do with rehabilitation or reform. These sentencing practices are unjust
133. A person incarcerated (3) times longer than what they should have been whom on a daily basis continued to lose hope for each day that passed knowing him/or should have been released??? Mandatory Minimums and Mass Incarceration Legislation needs to be halted.
134. Only 10 of the 102 cases in 2015 where an unarmed Black person was killed by police resulted in officer(s) being charged with a crime, and only 2 of these deaths resulted in convictions of the officers involved. Only 1 of 2 officers was convicted for their involvement and sentenced to 1 year in jail and allowed to serve his time exclusively on weekends while the other is still awaiting sentencing.
135. 71% of LEO killed in 2015 were killed by White men. Seventy-one percent of police who’ve been shot and killed this year weren’t murdered by Black men with cornrows or hoodies. They weren’t gunned down by Latinx gang members in low-rider drive-bys. Those stereotypes would be all too convenient; instead, AND 71% of police who’ve been shot and killed so far in 2016 have been killed by good old-fashioned White men.
136. Although the FBI is charged with keeping statistics on shootings they do not collect the data; law enforcement agencies provide it to the FBI, which then compiles the reports. Even though it’s mandatory for police dept.’s to forward their stats, most don’t and so far the FBI hasn’t enforced their rule which is a sad post analysis of FBI data which shows fewer than half of the nation’s 18,000 police departments report their incidents to the agency.
137. High School student in Illinois will have classes that will teach them how to conduct themselves during a traffic stop to keep them from being killed. In 2017 all student will be attending the classes that will show them how not to piss off the aggressive police officer. Classes will be the part of the driver’s training and they’re supposed to teach students to have their hands on a steering wheel and not to panic in front of the police officer. Students have to learn how to behave themselves not to accidentally “scare” the police officer. It sounds good until you realize that teaching kid how not to be killed by the cops is a crazy idea. Instead of training students how to behave, maybe we should train our police better?
138. Flawed logic is driving Blue Lives Matter initiatives is the equation of a uniform with a skin color — only one of which you can take off. The police uniform is accorded unique authority, impunity and power. Black skin is marked with the opposite.”
139. Blue Lives Matter represents the uniform, a job and for some, a career. It’s a voluntarily sought-after job. Race is not something that people choose. It cannot be pulled off at the end of a shift.
140. Respect is a two-way street. If you want respect, true respect, sincere respect, then you have to GIVE IT.
141. “If you want respect, you have to do the things necessary to earn it each and every single day. There are no short cuts and no exceptions.
“Respect cannot be compelled.
“Respect cannot be bought.
“Respect cannot be inherited…Respect has to be earned.
“Respect. Has. To. Be. Earned.”
142. We live in a country where trained police routinely panic, act on impulse and apply violence indiscriminately, but civilians are expected to stay calm and follow directions while a gun is pointed in their face.
143. Blue Lives Matter represents the uniform, a job and for some, a career. It’s a voluntarily sought-after job. Race is not something that people choose. It cannot be pulled off at the end of a shift.
144. Blue Lives Matter are making a desperate attempt to paint Black Lives Matter as an anti-cop movement.
145. Blue Lives Matter is just an excuse for cops caught up in the erroneous thinking that killing people in the street is okay and can’t be prevented. However we can see from the examples of other countries lethal force can be avoided much of the time.
146. An “officers” willingness and desire to grope fondle and frisk anyone they encounter is a strong indication of a perverse and deviant nature.
147. It’s not the person, it’s the job. Trying to argue there are good cops is literally trying to argue there are good mafia enforcers. He can be the nicest guy in the world, yet he’s still the hired muscle of a violent, extorting, plundering criminal gang of thieves.
148. All cops are bad…. not to say there are no good humans who wear a uniform…. but there are no good cops. All are extortionists for a fascist police state. 100% of their job is extortion. To trick us, they are allowed a side title of safety advisor or enforcer….
149. A North Carolina cop impregnated a 14-year-old girl while mentoring her in an attempt to prove that “policemen are good.” http://myfox8.com/2016/09/01/nc-police-officer-accused-of-getting-14-year-old-girl-pregnant/
150. So breaking the law warrants a summary execution?
151. “An execution is not simply death. It is just as different from the privation of life as a concentration camp is from prison. It adds to death a rule, a public premeditation known to the future victim, an organization which is itself a source of moral sufferings more terrible than death. Capital punishment is the most premeditated of murders, to which no criminal’s deed, however calculated can be compared. For there to be an equivalency, the death penalty would have to punish a criminal who had warned his victim of the date at which he would inflict a horrible death on him and who, from that moment onward, had confined him at his mercy for months. Such a monster is not encountered in private life.” ~ Albert Camus, French writer and philosopher.
152. Evidence of innocence is irrelevant
153. To assert in any case that a man must be absolutely cut off from society because he is absolutely evil amounts to saying society is absolutely good. ~ Albert Camus, French writer and philosopher.
154. “There is no crueler tyranny than that which is perpetrated under the shield of law and in the name of justice.” ~ Montesquieu, French political thinker and philosopher (1689-1755).
155. “And so to the end of history, murder shall breed murder, always in the name of right and honour, and peace, until the Gods are tired of blood and create a race that can understand.” ~ George Bernard Shaw, English playwright.
156. “One is absolutely sickened, not by the crimes that the wicked have committed, but by the punishments that the good have inflicted; and a community is infinitely more brutalized by the habitual employment of punishment than it is by the occasional occurrence of crime.” ~ Oscar Wilde, Irish playwright and poet.
157. “It’s not about whether you are innocent or guilty. It’s about whether or not you can prove you’re innocent. If you can’t prove you’re innocent, then you’re considered guilty. It’s been flipped: Now it’s guilty until proven innocent.” ~ Ronald Jones, convicted of the 1989 rape murder of a Chicago woman before DNA tests cleared him.
158. The system was born in White Supremacy. It is soaked through and through with White Supremacy. The police who serve this system have no more legitimacy than a KKK lynch mob.
159. In the 30 years between 1890 and 1920, 2,254 Black people were lynched in the USA. Official statistics of the U.S. Department of (IN)Justice – certainly undercounted – list 3,696 Black people killed by police between 1976 and 1998.
160. Shoot first, then make excuses. That is the law.
161. “Serve and protect” is only the cover for their deeds. Corrupt police serve the government only and that’s why no one of the cops goes to jail, no matter what they do.
162. Permanent Pal Prosecutor will engineer the plea-bargain to ensure the offense is whittled down to nothing.
163. The 2007 edition of Journal of Personality and Social Psychology ~ Studies consistently found “participants are faster and more accurate when shooting an armed Black man rather than an armed White man, and faster and more accurate when responding ‘don’t shoot’ to an unarmed White man rather than an unarmed Black man. In incidents across the nation involving White officers shooting Black men, race is often a flashpoint for anger and suspicion.
164. Society views what’s acceptable for Black hair through a White lens so braids, locs and afros can be deemed “unkempt.”
165. Are all men carrying guns believed to be carrying guns illegally, or just Black men?
166. The highest level of life achievement these pieces of shit will ever reach is taking the life of another human being.
167. “A cop’s JOB is to violently enforce upon the rest of us whatever arbitrary bullshit the political parasites declare to be “law.” It is, therefore, impossible to be a “law enforcer” and behave morally, for the same reason one can’t be a moral car-jacker.” ― Larken Rose
168. The USA is infested by racism, militarism and economic exploitation. Recognize the protests and dissension advancing with every successive act of police violence. Antagonists and police sympathizers focus on protectors and protesters rather than the systemic conditions which necessitated the revolution.
169. If the *Good Cops* aren’t arresting *Bad Cop* why do you consider them good?
170. Telling a Black man to respect police so they don’t get killed is like telling a woman to dress appropriately so they don’t get raped.
171. Systemic racism is built into the fabric of our institutions at every level, disadvantaging and discriminating against people of color in ways going far beyond individual intent to discriminate
172. If we could empty US jails and prisons of pot smokers, they’d be plenty of room to start jailing real criminals, like Bankers and Politicians.
173. The Fraternal of Police is the single most adamant opposition to police accountability and reform. Instead of working with Black communities to address concerns they’re defending violent cops, blocking criminal justice reform, and promoting divisive Blue Lives Matter bills to mock the real pain…. blocking real solutions for police reform and undermining the justified demands of Black communities with their hateful rhetoric and policies like Blue Lives Matter laws.
174. Police love it when you don’t know your rights and hate it when you do.
175. “The Mafia never enforced its code of blood-sworn omerta with the ferocity, efficacy and enthusiasm the police bring to the Blue Code of Silence.”
176. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ABUSE takes place in up to a staggering 40 percent of law enforcement families, but police departments mostly ignore the problem or let it slide
177. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ABUSE Domestic violence Police discipline is startlingly lax. The LAPD disciplines cops with a sustained domestic violence complaint less strictly than those who lie or get in an off-duty fight.
178. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ABUSE at home is far worse for the wife or girlfriend of a cop. Who will she call—911? What if a coworker or friend of her husband responds? Police officers are trained in the use of physical force and know how to hurt someone without leaving a trace. They have guns and often bring them home. And if a cop’s wife runs, where will she hide? He usually knows where the women’s shelters are. Some shelter staff admit they are powerless to protect an abused police spouse. Her abuser may have training and tools to track her web use, phone calls and travels to find out if she is researching how to get help or, if she has fled, where she went.
179. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ABUSE In the rare case where the woman works up the nerve to complain, the police department and justice system often victimize her again. She must take on the infamous blue wall of silence—the strict unwritten code of cops protecting each other in investigations. The police have a name for it—extending “professional courtesy.”
180. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ABUSE Policing attracts people who are good at controlling others or may have a craving for that kind of power—and then trains them to use their power better. Control is also the main driver of domestic violence. Is it a surprise then that so many cops are violent at home?
181. HERO’s: Firefighters are heroes, they need muscles to save people’s lives from coward cops who don’t use muscles to shoot guns at the people firefighters rescue; donut eating doesn’t count as curl-ups.
182. HERO’s: Firefighters are heroes, they need muscles to save people’s lives, coward cops don’t need muscles, they carry guns; donut eating doesn’t count as curl-ups.
183. Police terrorism is not limited to shootings by police. The U.S. law enforcement community is a cesspool of racism, murder, brutality, rape and molestation.
184. If there is any war, it’s a Police War on the People because police are trained to view each and every one of us as enemy combatants.
185. Police training is a time-compressed format, and takes Joe Citizen turning him into Joe Cop. His trainers debrief incidents when officers are injured or killed. Joe watches countless dash-cam videos of police officers being murdered in front of their patrol cars. He learns to be skeptical of everyone. Joe participates in scenario drills in which old ladies and young kids ambush him. He is taught to expect the worst possible outcome. Office Joe will be trained to shoot to kill, instead of to wound or incapacitate. Even if an officer shoots [someone] with a lethal firearm, it may not stop a person.
186. The idea of a “war on cops” confirms this mindset. Emotional imagery and war stories are more compelling than statistics. Joe Cop becomes even more afraid. He is afraid of people who keep their hands in their pockets; he is wary of people who get too close or videotape him or want to shake hands. Everyone is a potential assailant.
187. When one adds race and unconscious prejudices into the mix, the issues become even more complex. Implicit bias affects both civilians and law enforcement professionals—although civilians are presumably not as emboldened to act upon it in potentially lethal ways.
188. Police training spends too much time and effort on the “exceptions,” and not enough on the “rules.”
189. Police training should emphasize slow-down strategies and tactics that allow for police officers’ critical thinking skills to complement, and, if necessary, override, emotions like fear or prejudice.
190. Adopting evidence-based risk management modeling that will appropriately train our officers to be aware, prepared, and ready, instead of using biased, anecdotal war-storytelling methods that–unintentionally or not–create an us-or-them mentality.
191. 2016, a police officer’s chances of being violently attacked or murdered are statistically very low. But in the battle between fact and fear, fear seems to be winning.
192. Subpar low IQ beat cops biding their time until retirement by beating as many citizens as they can, then whooping it up with the boys by high-fiving each other over beers while comparing minor bruises and anticipating the upcoming award for their bravery.
193. CONSTITUTIONAL POLICING
b. Key issues in constitutional policing. In 1994, Congress passed a law giving the DOJ authority to investigate state and local law enforcement agencies that it believes may have unconstitutional policies or may engage in unconstitutional patterns or practices of misconduct. At the 2014 COPS Office/PERF conference, the top DOJ officials in charge of these investigations identified the police policies and practices that are most often the subject of investigations for unconstitutionality. These issues include the following: Police use of force Racial bias and other bias in policing, including “implicit” bias . Unlawful stops, searches, and arrests . Police interactions with persons with mental illness.
194. The holocaust didn’t happen because of the actions of just one man; it happened because of the people who condoned the ones who “were just doing their jobs”
195. Thanks for the prayers but don’t need your kind. They seem to be a bit propagated. I do love those who have nothing left to debate and know it, often use the prayer for ya quote. Why do you need to pray for me…. because I won’t don a uniform, follow dumb orders. Self enslave myself…. is that it…. your argument is so weak, you need a God now to force me into your image?
196. “Blue Lives” don’t exist, period. Being a cop is an occupation and your employment choice doesn’t make your life more valuable than mine.
197. Anytime I hear a person say ‘Blue Lives Matter’ I walk away with a lower estimation of their critical thinking skills. They have clearly not thought through the logical implications of the statement.
198. ‘Blue Lives Matter’, seriously? Like people of color can take their skin off at the end of the day and throw it in the corner, like a cop can take his uniform off at the end of the sday. Do you realize how incredibly dumb you sound?
199. So what you’re saying is people who wear blue matter. Postal Workers, Air Force Personnel, the University of North Carolina Sports team, the Crips and Snoop Dogg!
200. So you’re saying the lives of people choosing to wear blue is the same as those whose histories and existential experiences are colored daily by the fact that they inhabit Black/Indigenous/Latinx bodies is about as dumb as it gets.
201. Yes ‘Blue Lives Matter’, for example the Fugates, a family who lived in the hills of Kentucky, commonly known as the “Blue Fugates” or the “Blue People of Kentucky” are notable for having been carriers of a genetic trait leading to the disease methemoglobinemia, which gives sufferers blue-tinged skin.
202. ‘Blue Lives Matter’ don’t matter. There’s nothing about working in law enforcement which is pre-determined in their DNA genetic trait s. It’s a job, an occupation one does for 40 hours a week for only a portion of one’s life; nothing more, nothing less. Someone makes the decision to pursue it, join the force, quit or retire. When said person takes off the uniform and walks around town, there is no outward symbol of their career. Can’t say that for persons of color?
203. Don’t pretend the “Blue Lives Matter” movement isn’t about race. It is about race, it’s about a criminal justice system which replaced Jim Crow. Figuring out how to dismantle the the criminal justice system is what should really matter.
204. Blue Lives do not deserve to be shielded from accountability protected from the abuses of state sanctioned power. Blue Lives need to be accountable for abusing the power granted to them by their sworn oath to protect and serve.
205. We don’t need a “Blue Lives Matter” movement, the fact has already been established by White Supremacy.
206. Violence is defined by the actions which challenge an oppressor’s authority
207. Cops act like residents of their cities are hostages rather than people forced to pay their salaries.
208. Nationalism along with propaganda and legislation have elevated members of law enforcement to standing greater than the average member of society; granting them extra rights as they are so willing demonstrate both in and out of the courtroom.
209. If cops were good, why, oh why, do they have a blue line to separate us from them and why do they feel they need each other to lie and hide criminal acts they’re perpetrating?
210. Fascists and domestic terrorists
211. You can’t reason with Satan’s servants, they have willingly chosen to serve the darkness.
212. All they want to do is hurt people and they seem to have permission to do so!!!! Deplorable actions by so called “peace” officers!!!!
213. DEFINITION OF LAW ENFORCEMENT: A profession which attracts sociopaths. “Policeman: The power of life and death on your hip, a badge of authority on your chest, a uniform of distinction, and a really loud siren! Everyone’s familiar with the stereotype of a bad cop — those officers who readily abuse their power, resent the people they are meant to protect, and use cold-hearted superiority to justify their viciousness. It’s an unfortunate reality that some of the biggest criminals lurk among those who’ve sworn to uphold the law.”
214. The Good Cop ideology is rooted in White Supremacist mythology
215. Policing is not a question of individualism. It is not as if a random individual gets a gun, a badge, a police car, and a blue uniform. The police are a highly organized institution with systemic power.
216. The nature of the job is completely misaligned with how justice should operate.
217. Abuse is the fulfillment of purpose by the very definition of what it means to be a cop.
218. POLICE REINFORCED ASSAULT GLOVES: thick piece of carbon fiber over the knuckles, used in live-action combat for active military members, as well as on-duty police officers to a break-in to a window or anything involving glass. The properties of a carbon fiber part are close to that of steel and the weight is close to that of plastic. Thus the strength to weight ratio (as well as stiffness to weight ratio) of a carbon fiber part is much higher than either steel or plastic. As a comparison, steel has a tensile modulus of about 29 million psi (200 million kPa). Thus, the strongest carbon fibers are ten times stronger than steel and eight times that of aluminum, not to mention much lighter than both materials, 5 and 1.5 times, respectively.
219. Your Oppression is their Profession. Indicative of who the real welfare queens and terrorists are.
220. Policing isn’t a question of individualism. It is not as if a random individual gets a gun, a badge, a police car, and a blue uniform. The police are a highly organized institution with systemic power. The institution of modern day policing evolved from the slave patrol system. Enslaved Black bodies were the foundation of the American economy, as enslaved Africans were more valuable than America’s industrial capital combined. To suggest there are good cops is like saying there’s good slave patrols or good colonizers. If you are only “anti-police brutality” you’re simply saying you think slave patrols are good just as long as the those slave patrols doesn’t beat anybody.
221. A cop might have “good intentions”, but these good intentions don’t change the fact they’re a part of an institutionalized system. F
222. There’s no such thing as reforming an institutionalized system of policing founded on slave-catching.
223. The police over focus on Black and Brown people while Whites commit the majority of crime and do not face prosecution. The press looks for any acts committed by minorities against whites, so much so they will make up facts. Equity only comes up when Whites commits commit crimes against minorities, but entire minority groups are demonized when one commits a crime.
224. The video of (_____) Police Department officers threatening a citizen with arrest during a guaranteed First Amendment protected activity is a flagrant attempt to intimidate. Evidently your dept. hasn’t bothered to educate your officers regarding the Federal Constitution doctrine. By continuing to permit such egregious misconduct you’re encouraging other law enforcement agencies to promote perpetuating of violating, ignoring and misusing the rights of the citizens they took an oath to (not protect as of June 27, 2005) yet still serve under established doctrine. This nefarious behavior by law enforcement spans the country employing incompetent public servants with little if any knowledge of Constitution rights, privileges or immunities allowing the public sector to protect themselves against arbitrary and capricious governmental action.
225. International Association of Chiefs of Police, the police oath is: “On my honor, I won’t betray my badge, my integrity, my character or public trust. I’ll have the courage to hold myself and others accountable for our actions. I’ll uphold the constitution, community and agency I serve.”