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1. WHO YOU GOING TO CALL: “Don’t call them when you need help next time” along with “they’ve got a tough job” are the du jour phrase’s used extensively as part of “all cops aren’t bad” rhetoric. Instead of throwing out the “Who you gonna call when you need help? Ghost busters?” you need to ask the cops what they’re intending to do to stop being considered “the enemy”.
2. POLICE APOLOGISTS: WHO YOU GOING TO CALL:
38 STUPID THINGS POLICE APOLOGISTS SAY TO JUSTIFY POLICE VIOLENCE AND BRUTALITY:
1) Where’s the whole video.
2) Next time call a crackhead.
3) If you don’t like it leave.
4) They should have just complied.
5) Are you an internet lawyer?
6) Cops have a family to go home to.
7) Who ya gonna call, Ghostbusters?
8) This is just fake news.
9) They didn’t respect authority.
10) They’re just doing their job.
11) Just a few bad apples.
12) You weren’t there.
13) They shouldn’t have resisted.
14) They deserved what they got.
15) Who will you call when someone breaks into your house?
16) What about Chicago?
17) What about Black on Black crime!
18) Get over it!
19) They shouldn’t have run.
20) If you don’t like it here, go back to Africa!
21) Rattling off victim’s priors, despite they had zero to do with what occurred.
22) The deputy didn’t shoot him, his gun did.
23) He wasn’t killed by the police, he simply “died after”
24) Officers don’t shoot; they’re merely “involved” in shootings.
25) Police are a symbol of authority.
26) It’s the parent’s fault they should have taught them better.
27) LEOs have a tough job
28) They’re put in dangerous situations.
29) It’s a good thing cop’s carry Tasers; think of all the senseless violence being prevented!
30) There’s a “war on police”
31) He had it coming.
32) The crime rate continues to go down.
33) They have to work within a margin of error.
34) If you don’t break the law, you have nothing to fear.
35) Maybe they should move to a better neighborhood.
36) Black people commit more crimes than White people
37) You’re trying to turn criminals into victims.
38) Just do what cops say and you won’t be hurt. That’s what robbers say when they’re robbing you.
3. POLICE APOLOGISTS: Obscuring the truth of what needs to be done to fix the system makes it look like all we need to do is hire good people, rather than fix the entire system. Institutional racism runs throughout the criminal justice system. Its presence in police culture is flatly denied by police apologists and has been central to the breakdown in police-community relationships for decades.
4. 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. A cop’s job is to enforce the laws, all of them as a condition of employment and must voluntarily agree to enforce unjust laws as well as just laws. Police agree to perpetuate injustice; therefore every cop has to agree to act as an enforcer for laws which are manifestly unjust or even cruel and wicked. The majority of these laws were implemented for one thing and that’s “Revenue”. A cop might have “good intentions”, but these good intentions don’t change the fact they’re a part of an institutionalized system. So always remember ‘nice’ is not synonymous with good; therefore there are no good cops.
5. REMAIN SILENT: You have the right to remain silent, ANYTHING and EVERYTHING you say or do will be exaggerated, misquoted, twisted and used against you. What you don’t say can’t hurt you but anything you do say can and will be used against you. By using psychological intimidation techniques and demoralizing scare tactics they’re obligating YOU to prove your innocence. Remember it’s their job to prove you’re guilty; it’s NOT your job to prove you’re innocent. Unless you’re detained or arrested, you may terminate the encounter anytime. But don’t wait for the officer to dismiss you. Ask “Am I free to go.”
6. Police killings are up 70% from 2016. 187 persons have been shot and killed between Jan. 1, 2017 and Dec. 22, 2017. Police statistics indicate 156 persons have been killed by police in confrontations, nine by private security guards and 21 by licensed firearm holders. Soldiers have shot and killed a total of only nine persons since 2014, police have killed 440 people.
7. 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!
8. Nice is not synonymous with good
a) GOOD: having the qualities required for a particular role which is morally right; righteousness.
b) Third party communication is no communication.
c) Things are not getting worse, they’re getting uncovered.
9. TO A COPS WIFE/MOM/BROTHER/SISTER: 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 police officer never comes home and says I gave tickets to 10 Black/Latino/Indigenous/Muslim/ LGBT guys today and warnings to 20 White guys. Your Police Officer may only work 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, 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 and free from the consequences or prosecution of their actions. So to those people who have LEO relatives I have one question “Shouldn’t *YOUR GOOD COP* be the person most outraged by police brutality?”
10. Police aren’t interested in the law. If they wanted to understand law they would have become lawyers.
11. NOT ALL COPS ARE BAD, THERE ARE BAD TEACHERS AND BAD DOCTORS, BUT NOT ALL TEACHERS AND DOCTORS ARE BAD…. That may be true but, bad teachers get fired, and or charged. Bad doctors get fired, sued and charged. Cops are rarely fired, and are seldom charged when they are bad; almost never have to pay for their own misconduct because taxpayers have to pay for their lawsuits.
12. 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 peace officer, safety advisor or enforcer.
13. 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?
14. Police operate under policy not law
15. When good cops keep quiet they are just as bad as the bad ones.
16. 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.
17. Black people are approached as though inherently violent, and so any interaction with a police officer can end violently. A Person of Colors’ 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.
18. 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.
19. 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.
20. Until the good Cops police the Bad ones they are just as responsible. If a witness can be charged for obstruction why can’t a police officer?
21. The legal system is like bleach; it’s works perfectly for whites but DESTROYS colors
22. 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.
23. 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
24. When you go to trial, you don’t get justice, you get a verdict
25. There is no such thing as a good cop in a police state!!!
26. “They took off the sheets and put on the uniform” ~ Malcolm X
27. It’s 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.
28. Pointing a gun at a reporter means you quite literally believe “the pen is mightier than the sword”
29. 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 and free from the consequences or prosecution of their actions.
30. 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.
31. 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.
32. The FBI 2006 report admits White Supremacists have a significant presence in law enforcement.
33. Shouldn’t good cops be the people most outraged by police brutality?
34. 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!
35. Cops are domestic terrorists protected by US law
36. 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.
37. 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 harm’s way.
38. In the US the law is only an excuse to assault people!
39. US Police killed 111 people in March 2016, more than double the 52 people killed by UK police in the whole 20th century?
40. There were ONLY 126 US Police Officers killed in the line of duty in 2014
41. 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.
42. 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???
43. Police Unions are a government within a government.
44. Police departments are nothing but legal and glorified gangs.
45. 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
46. 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.
47. 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.”
48. 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.
49. Black Lives Matter has everything to do with the antagonistic and power-laden ways in which police ____
50. Black Lives Matter is responsible for police brutality in the same way courts are responsible for crimes.
51. 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.
52. 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.
53. Black Lives Matter focuses on the actions of police devaluing Black lives
54. 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.
55. People talk negatively about Black Lives Matter and in the same breath go on a Police Lives Matter rant.
56. 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.
57. Black Lives Matter is a multiracial, multigenerational movement asserting Black humanity in response to racist police killings and vigilante violence
58. 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!!!
59. 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.
60. Policing Students http://harvardlawreview.org/2015/04/policing-students/
61. In 2015, young Black men were nine times more likely to be killed by the police as other Americans, even though about 25 percent of them were unarmed.
62. 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.
63. Police violence provides twisted form of entertainment. Officers have FUN when they shoot, kill or at the very least beat people.
64. The pattern of violence against Blacks at the hands of police is just too clear to ignore
65. 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.
66. Many officers deliberately incite peaceful demonstrators to react so they can arrest them. That’s bad policing, no matter how one sees it.
67. 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.
68. 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.
69. Unless and until all Police officers police their own ranks, there can be no distinction between race soldiers and other police officers.
70. 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.
71. 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.
72. 71% of LEO killed in 2015 were killed by White men. Seventy-one percent of police who’ve been shot and killed 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
73. 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.
74. 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.
75. 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.
76. 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.
77. 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.
78. 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.
79. Stockholm Syndrome and accept abuse as normal
80. 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.
81. Why is it people see assault, attempted murder and murder by law enforcement as workforce violations rather than serious crimes?
82. Pre-trial justice; citizens routinely show up for mug-shots with black eyes, and bruises not present at the time of arrest.
83. 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.
84. Institutionalized racism is pushed by the politicians in office
85. 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.
86. 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.
87. 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.
88. ASSET FORFEITURE 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.
89. 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.
90. ASSET FORFEITURE Police can take your money or property and keep it, even if no charges are filed.
91. ASSET FORFEITURE You wanted an example of an unjust, cruel and wicked law. How about Civil Asset Forfeiture allowing police to seize then keep and/or sell any property, cash, cars, and real estate permanently they ‘allege’ is involved, without charging or convicting someone of a crime.
92. ASSET FORFITURE Cops, are parasites who make a living off of their neighbors’ stolen money with no accountability. As long as theft (taxation) continues, their jobs are secure.
93. Apartheid was legal. The Holocaust was legal. Slavery was legal. Colonialism was legal. Legality is a matter of power, not justice.
94. UNJUST LAWS
a) ZONING LAWS citing landowners for growing food on the own land.
b) EMINENT DOMAIN by private corporations including but not limited to include water, oil, or redevelopment for private profit
c) CRUEL AND UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT LAWS designed to castigate and considered unacceptable due to the suffering, pain, or humiliation it inflicts.
d) VACCINATION LAWS – Defining vaccine refusal as child neglect with mandatory parental incarceration
e) SEXIST TOPLESS LAWS (or lack thereof) allowing men to go without upper body garments but not women.
95. All they learn in the Police Academy is “I feared for my life” because obviously in the US it’s the only thing a person need to know to become a cop.
96. 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.
97. 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.
98. 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….it’s your action.
99. 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.
100. The U.S. has gained everything that it has through violence, brutality and aggression. It’s what it’s founded on.
101. 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.
102. 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
103. 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.
104. Keeping quiet makes every “good cop” a bad cop, which makes ALL cops bad.
105. So how many murders are “bad cops” allowed per year? 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!”?
106. If one puts one drop of poison in their coffee pot, would it be good coffee?
107. 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.
108. 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.
109. If violence doesn’t solve anything, why do police carry guns?
110. 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.
111. 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.
112. Data released by the FBI shows 2015 was one of the safest years for U.S. law enforcement in recorded history but murder from cops on minorities have increased by ten fold
113. Since 2004, Chicago has paid a staggering $660 million involving cases of police misconduct.
114. 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.
115. They confidently claim “I feared for my life” knowing full well the chance of being prosecuted is virtually nil.
116. Grand Jury The traditional system where the prosecutor privately reviews police reports, and then decides if an officer should be charged.
117. 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.
118. Grand Juries are cloaked in legal secrecy in and dribbled out in carefully choreographed press releases
119. NO SUCH THING as a temporary restraining order against a STATE!!
120. 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
121. 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.
122. 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?
123. (Published 7-14-16) http://data.huffingtonpost.com/2016/jail-deatha 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.
124. 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.
125. “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.”
126. 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
127. 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.
128. Police love it when you don’t know your rights and hate it when you do.
129. 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.
130. 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.
131. 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.
132. 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.
133. The justice system continues to exhibit that Blacks lives do not matter.
134. 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.
135. 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.
136. 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.
137. 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.
138. The problem with the shootings of Black men is systemic within law enforcement and perhaps developed in individual officers during training. Why is it so many police officers are disproportionately threatened by Black men, to the point of using lethal force when non-lethal alternatives are available?
139. Government has flooded social media with videos of “nice guy” cops handing out Christmas toys, playing basketball with kids, interacting kindly with community members, having barbecues with people, even going so far as hosting “hug a cop day” events as the ‘good cops’ 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 who have been victims of police violence to meet with our oppressors on their terms for heartwarming propaganda events which you’ve obviously fallen for.
140. 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.
141. 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!
142. The law doesn’t say because you didn’t comply you have to die.
143. 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.
144. 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.
145. We sentence young White college students to 6 months in prison/jail for RAPE, yet Black men get life sentences? Balance the justice system.
146. 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
147. 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.
148. 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.
149. 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.
150. 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.
151. 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?
152. 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.”
153. 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.
154. Respect is a two-way street. If you want respect, true respect, sincere respect, then you have to GIVE IT.
155. “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.”
156. 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.
157. 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.
158. Blue Lives Matter are making a desperate attempt to paint Black Lives Matter as an anti-cop movement.
159. 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.
160. An “officers” willingness and desire to grope fondle and frisk anyone they encounter is a strong indication of a perverse and deviant nature.
161. 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.
162. 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….
163. 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/
164. So breaking the law warrants a summary execution?
165. “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.
166. Evidence of innocence is irrelevant
167. 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.
168. “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).
169. “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.
170. “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.
171. “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.
172. 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.
173. 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.
174. Shoot first, then make excuses. That is the law.
175. “Serve and protect” is only the cover for their deeds. Corrupt police serve the government only and that’s why not one of the cops goes to jail, no matter what they do.
176. Permanent Pal Prosecutor will engineer the plea-bargain to ensure the offense is whittled down to nothing.
177. 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.
178. Society views what’s acceptable for Black hair through a White lens so braids, locs and afros can be deemed “unkempt.”
179. Are all men carrying guns believed to be carrying guns illegally, or just Black men?
180. The highest level of life achievement these pieces of shit will ever reach is taking the life of another human being.
181. “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
182. 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.
183. If the *Good Cops* aren’t arresting *Bad Cop* why do you consider them good?
184. 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.
185. 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
186. 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.
187. 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.
188. Police love it when you don’t know your rights and hate it when you do.
189. “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.”
190. 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
191. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ABUSE takes place in up to a staggering 40% of law enforcement families, but police departments mostly ignore the problem or let it slide
192. 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.
193. 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.
194. 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.”
195. 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?
196. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ABUSE Police Family Violence Fact Sheet
197. 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.
198. 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.
199. 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.
200. 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.
201. 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.
202. 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.
203. 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.
204. Police training spends too much time and effort on the “exceptions,” and not enough on the “rules.”
205. 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.
206. 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.
207. 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.
208. 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.
a. 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.
209. 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”
210. 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?
211. “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.
212. 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.
213. ‘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?
214. 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!
215. 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.
216. 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.
217. ‘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?
218. 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.
219. 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.
220. We don’t need a “Blue Lives Matter” movement, the fact has already been established by White Supremacy.
221. Violence is defined by the actions which challenge an oppressor’s authority
222. Cops act like residents of their cities are hostages rather than people forced to pay their salaries.
223. 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.
224. Fascists and domestic terrorists
225. You can’t reason with Satan’s servants, they have willingly chosen to serve the darkness.
226. All they want to do is hurt people and they seem to have permission to do so!!!! Deplorable actions by so called “peace” officers!!!!
227. 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.”
228. The Good Cop ideology is rooted in White Supremacist mythology
229. 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.
230. The nature of the job is completely misaligned with how justice should operate.
231. Abuse is the fulfillment of purpose by the very definition of what it means to be a cop.
232. 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.
233. Your Oppression is their Profession. Indicative of who the real welfare queens and terrorists are.
234. 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.
235. A cop might have “good intentions”, but these good intentions don’t change the fact they’re a part of an institutionalized system.
236. There’s no such thing as reforming an institutionalized system of policing founded on slave-catching.
237. 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.
238. 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.
239. 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.”
240. Control+Assault+Delete: When Cops Destroy Video Evidence
As agencies have implemented new techniques, stories about individual cops and entire departments erasing camera footage have become routine. Five egregious examples of how far cops have gone to destroy video evidence.
241. Stop making excuses and face the reality, all too often, officers use unnecessary force on Black’s/Indigenous and Latinx.
242. While your focus is on whatever distraction spoon-fed to you by your favorite media source officers with past records of using excessive force, sought to re-create a scene from American History X, by stomping on the face of already handcuffed Black man.
243. Those who feel “if you just did as they said” is as stupid a comment as saying to a rape victim “if you only just laid back and enjoyed it”
244. If you’re White, you will never know the fear that goes through someone who is Black, Hispanic or any race other than White.
245. The police can apprehend a White man who is dressed in body armor, armed to the teeth, has shot 72 people…killing 12…but they have to kill a 12-year-old Black boy in the park playing with a toy gun. They can arrest a White man who killed nine people in a church and take him to a fast-food restaurant, but shoot a homeless Black man 6 times who took a cup of coffee and a donut. It defies common sense and should offend anyone with a moral compass.
246. You’re claiming _____ % of police are good, right? How do you explain the recurrent trend of bad cops getting promoted after having an extensive history of abuse complaints that go unpunished until/unless a civilian is fortunate enough to capture it on their phone?
247. Cops provoke men of color by staring them down and asking if they have a problem and other rhetorical questions intended only to provoke.
248. The legal system expects the public to de-escalate adrenaline-fueled cops, they want us to remain calm while facing a loaded gun yet it’s perfectly acceptable for trained officers to panic and overreact.
249. The system is designed to exonerate police officers, not provide justice for their victims.
250. If you can describe the system as uniquely EVIL, DESTRUCTIVE, and unfazed by repeated exposure….How is that not broken? If you don’t see that as broken, it only leaves one to conclude that it’s intentional and actually not broken at all because it’s doing what it was intended to do.
251. The police system is not broken because it’s operating exactly as it was designed to operate
252. You’ve probably never had to worry about whether or not you might die at a routine traffic stop. White people don’t have to deal with that because you don’t fit the ‘profile’ of a criminal.
253. Shouldn’t good cops be the people most outraged by police brutality?
254. It’s ok you won’t apologize for your privilege. That’s fine; I don’t think anyone actually wants you to apologize. All we ask of you, especially at this early stage in your development of thinking, is you give it some thought.
255. Given the body of evidence presented: academic research, editorials, testimony, government reports etc. not to mention the endless loop of footage showing Black citizens killed by police after being stopped under dubious circumstances, somehow White people are able to hold on to their high opinion of the police, the job cops perform in communities of color, and, as it was with the civil-rights movement, their low opinion of Black protest.
256. There is a reason why cities are breaking their necks to install Black police chiefs. This has nothing to do with representation or equality either.
We’ll let you take a guess why this is a trend…
257. The most effective formula for attorneys defending police brutality cases over the years has been to delay trial several times; citing pretrial publicity and raw feelings; remove Blacks from juries and get the Whitest jury the can muster, discredit and poke holes in witness testimony, and criticize police administration for failing to better train the officers. But the best defense possible depends on playing to people’s racism and biases because it doesn’t take a genius to play on people’s racism. This is what makes a mockery out the term “criminal justice system”
258. Attorney Norman Lippitt coined the police phrase/excuse “My life was in danger”
259. Hundreds of black men were tricked into volunteering as human guinea pigs. For 40 years, no one stepped in to stop it. That was the point of the experiment. U.S. government doctors told Alabama sharecroppers suffering from syphilis that they had “bad blood” and duped them into enrolling in the Tuskegee Syphilis Study. Then, the doctors observed the men – without administering treatment – as the disease progressed. Participants were offered $50 to pay for their own burial. Some unknowingly infected their wives and children. The now-infamous study didn’t end until after it was exposed July 25, 1972, by a 23-year-old Associated Press reporter who was tipped off by a government whistle-blower from San Francisco.
260. Once you enforce illegal policy you are a criminal. When you set up a road block and violate the fourth amendment you are a criminal. When you arrest someone for consumption of any substance you are violating constitutional law and thus are a criminal. When you are a cop and see other cops violating the law and do nothing you become a criminal.
261. The California online systems require you fully identify yourself, then when the volume or content of what you are reporting makes police look bad they threaten the identified reporter with arrest warrants for obstruction of justice or interfering with police work. You see your mentioning things they want to ignore is keeping them from conducting “investigations” on people they want to re-locate the blame for crime onto. The lawman Sheriff Andy Taylor has died in our country before the actor has even passed away. I mean could you even imagine Barney Fife with a flak jacket and 18 round assault rifle with clip? He had enough trouble with one bullet and a pistol and was routinely shown to need neither.
262. Your simpleminded argument regarding “good cops” is this… “Not all cancer is bad because sometimes cancer kills bad people”… Your argument is literally ignorant.
263. examine our biased, punitive, criminal justice system.
264. Slavery is “motivated compliance” so stop ignoring history because the birth and development of US police can be traced to the institution of slavery and the control of minorities which shaped early policing. Slave patrols and Night Watches, which later became modern police departments, designed to control the behaviors of minorities. Society went seamlessly from slavery to the modern-day prison system “Behave yourselves and comply with the law” because the consequences of resistance come in the form of physical beatings and worst case scenario, death.
265. Police endorse a police state by enhancing prisons for profit making and following immoral codes in favor of immoral laws. Protection of citizens is 1% of the job; the other 99% is profit generation for a criminal government.
266. Attempting to intimidate me with an INDIRECT THREAT WITH PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY is the legal loophole of psychological manipulation techniques and demoralizing scare tactics police officers utilizes to entrap people.
267. Now is the time to put into effect those signs on the outside of restaurants and next to cash registers “We Reserve The Right To Refuse Service To Anyone” If there are safety concerns, or someone is harassing your staff members then a business can refuse service; including marks of affiliation to certain gangs. And let’s face it Law Enforcement is a gang.
268. Police are unethical, insubordinate and they should be declared a hate group.
269. Isn’t it amazing that with only 6 months of training cops are professional: Drivers, Lawyers, Firearm Experts, Psychologists, Judges, Executioners, Social Workers, Animal Control and Mental Health Experts?
270. Police are self-bloated egotistical gestapo, who believe in their own egotistical self-glorification and power by making fools of themselves on a daily basis. Is it any wonder why Departments everywhere, seem to be always in damage control crisis mode management, constantly trying to convince communities they are basically good guys, when 70% of the population knows they are basically union protected useless idiots, not worth a plug nickel.
271. When “good cop” witness atrocities by fellow officers and they do nothing they are just as guilty; they took an oath and have an obligation to stop wrong doing, to arrest criminals even if they wear the same shirt. To not do that you are just as bad!
272. So called “good cop” will jump in and assist ‘bad cop’ if there is any form of perceived resistance or intervention such as “You’re hurting me” or struggling to breath. If they were really “good cops”, they’d join in weeding out their brothers, however they don’t do that. They sit idly by and ignore the abuse of citizens by other officers, rendering them “bad cops” too.
273. The police force as we know it today was invented to combat rioting workers and union protests in England. Before that the police was small and operating on tips and directives from the local community. Now they are an occupying force to make sure the power of government institutions and the small rich minority behind them is protected. Their primary objective is NOT to help the general public. “Good cops” do not enforce corporate laws on their fellow man and steal their freedom and rights.
274. Sept. 4, 2005, in the wake of hurricane Katrina the Danziger Bridge shootings took place, when several New Orleans police officers opened fire with assault weapons on the unarmed African-American Bartholomew family. The Bartholomew’s were on their way to a grocery store when plainclothed police with machine guns shot six of them, killing two, then stomping on one of the victims. Some of the victims were shot up to 7 times and lost limbs. One man was shot five times in the back and a teenage girl was shot four times. The police then fabricated a story claiming they had been fired on by four suspects, an officer had been shot and had to return fire. They even arrested one of the survivors and charged him with eight counts of attempting to kill police. The officer in charge of investigating the shootings helped fabricate evidence to support the shooters’ lies. 11 years later, the killers were convicted of relatively minor offences like obstruction of justice.
275. Even the most seemingly open-and-shut officer involved shootings are marred in a murky blue haze meant to ultimately protect the officer, whether he was innocent or not.
276. For centuries, Black Americans have been systematically brutalized. Now that we have video evidence going viral you would expect things to change. But even video cannot open the eyes of those who refuse to see.
277. No matter how much we analyze the amount of Blacks killed by police, the amount of spending power we have, the amount of Blacks in jail, the amount of Blacks who graduate or the amount of Black children living in poverty vs. living in two-parent homes, we will NEVER be able to fully calculate how much hell White Privilege has wreaked upon the Black community because our precious numbers can not accurately quantify the inherited pain, the anguish, the desolation, the dehumanization and the self-hatred that its mere presence evokes.
278. There are nearly 1 million Black folks in jail in America. Countless studies exist in providing statistics on how Black communities are over policed and over sentenced as compared to White communities. Also, Black children in North America constitute the large majority of children who are suspended and expelled from school, and Black and Indigenous children are disproportionately trapped in the social services system.
279. Constables/police were created to protect the crown from the people so it’s military could rape and pillage for its owners.
280. If you can justify and defend the initiation of violence on peaceful people because you’ve been indoctrinated to mindlessly respect any aggressor wearing a blue costume you are everything wrong with humanity.
281. Apartheid was legal. The Holocaust was legal. Slavery was legal. Colonialism was legal. Legality is a matter of power, not justice.
282. Police misconduct costs Chicago so much the city has to take out loans to cover the lawsuits. Chicago has spent about $47 million on average per year on police misconduct settlements over the last six years. In 2016 the city paid out more than 940 lawsuits costing a total of $280 million in the settlements and judgments and another $91 million in fees and costs to outside lawyers who they paid to defend officers and the city in some of these cases. So obviously that’s $370 million total over the last six years. That money could’ve covered the cost of the city’s efforts to engage at-risk youth through afterschool programming, summer jobs or mentorship programs. Obviously the city is grappling with an increase in gun violence over the last couple of years, and the mayor has really touted these programs as ways to help stem some of the violence. The money spent on police lawsuits last year could have doubled the city’s investment in that program.
283. A Harvard University study has revealed that more than half of all police killings in the U.S. in 2015 had been reported incorrectly and thus were not classified as such. In these cases, citizens who were killed in an altercation with law enforcement were mislabeled and thus not recorded as police killings.
284. A criminal is defined as someone who harms another, steals from another or destroys something from another. The rest is fee generation for the criminal mafia. Licenses, certificates, penalties are all hogwash. Free your fucking mind then free your body. BREAK LAWS!!!!! BREAK THEM SO THEY MAY NOT BE REPAIRED.
285. They spend millions lobbying for laws allowing police to “shoot first” and “stand their ground.” But that just makes it easier to get away with murder. Now, they’re selling insurance covering the costs when a gun owner kills someone and claims self-defense.’ The NRA has teamed with two insurance companies, Chubb and Lockton Affinity, providing coverage for criminal legal defense, firearm replacement, clean-up costs, payouts to bail companies, and a 24-hour legal hotline to provide shooters with guidance how to avoid prosecution. They’re offering their members a “license to kill” with their new Carry Guard program.
286. Since a cop has agreed to do the dangerous job which could cost him his life in order to protect and serve the public, his life is worth less than the average citizen who has not agreed to take that risk. Same with military. We send them so our civilians don’t get killed.
287. Maybe now White folks will start standing up against criminals in blue. As with opiate addiction, it is not a problem until Whites are affected and then it’s outcry, such hypocrites.
288. If’ Good Cops’ aren’t arresting “Bad Cops” how do you justify they’re ‘Good Cops’
289. THE ROUTINE
Unarmed person is murdered by police
Social media outrage
Press Conference by PD with excuses
Police Union and Mayor take side of Police
Community Protests and Rallies
Media smears and degrades victim
Police investigate themselves, finds Officer(s) justified
Community outrages, More Protests
Police Apologists counter Protest
Family awarded large taxpayer settlement
290. Colorado Revised Statutes 2016 TITLE 16 CRIMINAL PROCEEDINGS CODE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE ARTICLE 1 General Provisions
291. How about instead of expecting to be respected because of their chosen occupation, they just become respectable individuals.
292. Saying something is illegal is not an argument against ________. It’s an appeal to authority. Laws are an arbitrary judgment made by whoever has political power at the time. Laws are a means for a government to regulate people in the way they see fit, but do not make them a universal; standard of morality. Illegality is not an argument.
293. Data released by the FBI shows 2015 was one of the safest years for U.S. law enforcement in recorded history but murder from cops on minorities have increased by ten fold.
294. (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.
295. 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.
296. Pretrial defendants make up 60% of our prison population. The US spends $14 billion a year to keep 500,000 people in jail
297. 1992 there were 810,500 prisoners in America. Since then, the prison population in tripled to 2.3 million people, 713 behind bars for every 100,000 people. Another 4,708,100 are subject to custodial supervision, as probationers or parolees. Some 80,000 children are in juvenile jails. Of these, in 2014, 7 percent of state prisoners and 19 percent of federal prisoners were held in facilities run by private, for-profit prison companies.
298. 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
299. DOMESTIC VIOLENCE ABUSE takes place in up to a staggering 40% of law enforcement families, but police departments mostly ignore the problem or let it slide
300. Police Family Violence Fact Sheet
301. According to the FBI, for overall crime in 2012, whites and Hispanics have the highest crime rate at 69.3 percent. Blacks make up 28.1 percent of all crimes, Native Americans make up 1.4 percent and Asians/Pacific Islanders make up 1.2 percent.
302. The 2013 FBI Uniform Crime Report, a compilation of annual crime statistics, also shows similar data: 83 percent of white victims were killed by white offenders; 90 percent of black victims were killed by black offenders; 14 percent of white victims were killed by black offenders; and 7.6 percent of black victims were …
303. PERPETRATORS OF SEXUAL VIOLENCE STATISTICS BY RACE: White 57% Black 27% Unknown Ethnicity 8% Other 6% Mixed Ethnicity 1%
304. Studies show Whites have a very different experience with law enforcement than everyone else. Studies indicate police officers are more respectful to Whites during stops and less likely to use force on White suspects. Additionally studies found police also less likely to stop Whites or search their vehicles during traffic stops even though White drivers were found more likely to be stopped with guns and drugs in their possession.
305. Only 41 on-duty police officers were charged with either murder or manslaughter between 2005 and 2011, the same period in which the Federal Bureau of Investigation recorded several thousand justifiable homicides.
306. A ProPublica report found that from 2010 to 2012, Black men between the ages of 15 and 19 were killed by police at a rate of 31.17 per million, while White men in the same age range were killed at a rate of 1.47 per million.
307. The majority of people killed by U.S. police are not White, 99% are poor, at least 50%, shit, maybe 90%, are disabled.
308. Out of the 30,807 misdemeanor cases analyzed in Wisconsin over a seven-year period and found that White people facing misdemeanor charges were more than 74 percent more likely than Black people to have all charges carrying potential prison time dropped, dismissed, or reduced. And White people with no criminal history were substantially more likely to have charges reduced than Black people who had no criminal history. This suggests, prosecutors use race to judge whether a person is likely to recidivate when deciding what plea to offer.
309. A full year before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 passed, more than 60% of White US citizens polled believed that blacks were treated “the same as whites” in their communities. The assessment is, of course, ridiculous on its face. It suggests either ignorance of the facts or outright denial on the part of the respondents. It also suggests an inconvenient but persistent truth about race in America, that the majority of white Americans aren’t reliable sources on the subject.. “Black Lives Matter” an uncontroversial statement invisible to the majority of White people who are either blind to the facts of life in the US for people of color, or are bound by ideology to reject it.
310. 56% of Whites say the race of a suspect makes no difference in a police officer’s decision to use deadly force. 41%, a plurality, of Whites also believes there is too much focus on race and racial issues. About seven in 10 whites expressed a great deal or fair amount of confidence in local police to treat blacks and whites equally. Although 53 percent of White Americans say they support the Black Lives Matter movement.
311. Studies show every race commits the most crimes against its own race. 83% of White murders are committed by White people. 91% of Black murders are committed by Black people. The numbers aren’t far apart but we don’t use race to describe crimes committed by any other race. Proximity plays a big role in crime and American cities are very segregated.
312. 56% of Whites say the race of a suspect makes no difference in a police officer’s decision to use deadly force. 41%, a plurality, of Whites also believes there is too much focus on race and racial issues. About seven in 10 whites expressed a great deal or fair amount of confidence in local police to treat blacks and whites equally.
313. The National Crime Victimization Survey: 2013, the most recent year available, shows Whites accounted for 71% of all sexual assaults documented(above their total percentage of 63% of the US population), while Latinos accounted for 9%, which is far below their total percentage of 17%.
314. 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
315. 71% of LEO killed in 2015 were killed by White men. 71% 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 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
316. 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.
317. “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.”
318. Half or more of the fifty per cent of the persons arrested for crimes of personal violence, and 40 to 50% of all prisoners in jails and penitentiaries are black says nothing at all about the criminality of black people. And that an even higher proportion of persons arrested are poor and imprisoned sheds no light whatever on the criminality of the poor. These facts only identify the objects of police and court activity. There are law violators and there are law violators; one kind gets arrested, the other kind is usually left alone.” It is not disingenuous to conclude, then, that those “left alone” are almost always White and/or wealthy. For in America, Whites clearly benefit from White-skin privilege. Conversely, Blacks appear to suffer from Black-skin punishment.
319. In his article, “No racism in criminal justice system”, Patrick Langan makes several assertions. Among them are the following: 66% of Black defendants were prosecuted for felonies, while 69 percent of whites were prosecuted for felonies; Among Blacks prosecuted in urban courts, 75 percent were convicted of a felony, while 78 percent of Whites were convicted of a felony and 3) The average state prison sentence received by Blacks convicted of a felony was five and one half-years, one month longer than their white counterparts. Yet among Black defendants convicted of a felony, 51 percent received a prison sentence, as opposed to 38 percent of whites.43
320. One could, however, draw a vastly different conclusion regarding the role of race in the criminal justice system because Blacks tend to get substantially longer prison terms than Whites convicted of the same crimes, even when the Black person is a first time offender and the White person a second- or third-time offender. For murder Blacks serve 91.7 months versus 79.8 months for Whites; for rape, 55 months for Blacks versus 43.9 for Whites; for kidnapping, 41 months for Blacks to 37 for Whites; and for robbery, 37.4 for Blacks to 33.3 for Whites.45
321. Studies show Whites have a very different experience with law enforcement than everyone else. Studies indicate police officers are more respectful to Whites during stops and less likely to use force on White suspects. Additionally studies found police also less likely to stop Whites or search their vehicles during traffic stops even though White drivers were found more likely to be stopped with guns and drugs in their possession.
322. Out of the 30,807 misdemeanor cases analyzed in Wisconsin over a seven-year period and found that White people facing misdemeanor charges were more than 74 percent more likely than Black people to have all charges carrying potential prison time dropped, dismissed, or reduced. And White people with no criminal history were substantially more likely to have charges reduced than Black people who had no criminal history. This suggests, prosecutors use race to judge whether a person is likely to recidivate when deciding what plea to offer.
323. 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.
324. All police should be required to undergo at least 100 hours of ego reduction training as well as weekly drug tests followed by monthly anger management classed.
325. I don’t think all cops are bad because of the actions of a few. I know all cops are bad as a condition of their employment; swearing to enforce all laws, including laws which are manifestly unjust and even cruel. It isn’t the person who is detrimental to the equation; it’s the job they’ve promised to do by pledging to suspend morality and logic in order to unquestioningly impose the will of psychopaths and sociopaths on their neighbors which is morally unacceptable… There are cops who might otherwise be good people, but there are no good cops, precisely because of their choice to be cops.
326. WHY I HAVE SUCH LITTLE RESPECT FOR POLICE
a) There’s a court ruling cops can lie, so they lie for a living and we are all paying
b) They have no responsibility to protect and serve anyone but themselves
c) They kill when they become afraid of anything
d) They abuse their authority
e) They brutalize people for enjoyment
f) They are not held to a higher standard
g) They take steroids and drugs
h) They act like thugs
i) Too many heavily armed drama queens
j) Ticket Quotas ~ so they lie
k) Police Unions ~ so they can lie
l) It’s required I alert them I’m carrying a gun, which makes them instantly afraid (see answer #3)
m) They do not look, act or think like any policeman I remember as a kid
n) They are not Peace Officers, they’re Law Enforcement
o) They abuse the law they’re paid to protect
p) They don’t believe in Constitutional Rights of Citizens
q) They don’t know their own laws
r) 40% of Spouses experience Domestic Violence while married to a police officer
s) Press Conference by PD with excuses
t) Police smears and degrades victim
u) They’re exempt from punishment and free from injurious consequences of action
v) The don’t understand or want to understand the law
w) I don’t feel safe around them
327. There is no true justice in a court system where the judge, the prosecutor and the police form a triad against the accused
328. Law Enforcement get paid for convictions not rulings. Can’t get a raise if you don’t create a criminal
329. SOBRIETY CHECKPOINTS have been deemed legal by the Supreme Court, no matter how invasive and contradictory to the Constitution they may seem. But unless police find probable cause to suspect you are under the influence, or unless you consent, they are NOT ALLOWED to conduct a search of your vehicle. As such, you DO NOT have to answer questions, admit to breaking the law, or do anything which might be considered self-incriminating. A DUI checkpoint, might be legal, it does not give police the power to pull someone over and order their paperwork.
330. As police seem less and less knowledgeable of the law, knowing your rights and having a thorough understanding of federal, state, and local laws are the best ‘weapons’ you can use in your defense.
331. COPS IN PRISON: Unfortunately, in most cases, officers sent to prison live under an assumed name, and often in another state entirely. Most state prison systems have an “interstate compact” with correctional agencies in other states. Under this agreement, states can trade prisoners for the purpose of protecting the inmate from harm or compromising an investigation. Meanwhile, they’re kept in high-security areas, isolated in their cells or locked down with other convicted former cops or the convicted relatives of cops. They’re not permitted in the exercise yard or in the mess hall with the general inmate population. And if they need to leave their cells for any reason, they are accompanied by deputies.
332. INTERNET CRIMES: Crimes that use computer networks or devices to advance other ends include: Fraudand identity theft (although this increasingly uses malware, hacking and/orphishing, making it an example of both “computer as target” and “computer as tool” crime) Information warfare. Phishing scams.
333. The Internet Crime Complaint Center, also known as IC3, is a multi-agency task force made up by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). In 2012, the IC3received reports totaling $525 million in damages to consumers.
334. BLACKMAIL/EXTORTION: The Crime: Using the Internet to threaten to cause damage with the intent to extort from any person any money or other thing of value.
335. HACKERS:The Time: Hackers threatening to expose damaging or embarrassing information in exchange for money face a hefty fine of up to five years. Be sure to keep your anti-virus updated and don’t click that weird video link in your email.
336. THE CRIME: Intentionally accessing, without authorization, a facility through which an electronic communication service is provided.
337. The Time: Hacking someone’s email account for the purposes of commercial advantage, malicious destruction, or in furtherance of any crime carries a maximum five year sentence for first time offenders. Hacking into an email account in all other cases comes with a maximum one year sentence. Now go change your password.
338. OFFICER DISCRETION is a vague term which has an appropriately vague definition such as ill-appropriated conduct, illegally seizing or deleting evidence, coerced false confessions, intimidation, false arrest, false imprisonment, falsification of evidence, spoliation of evidence, perjury, witness tampering, police brutality, police corruption, obstruction of justice, racial discrimination/profiling, unwarranted surveillance, unwarranted searches, unwarranted seizure of property, sexual misconduct, off-duty misconduct, drugs or alcohol while on duty, code of silence and or killing unarmed citizens taken by, and in connection with their official duties.
339. OFFICER DISCRETION…There’s a ‘Blue Wall of Silence’ which exists when it comes to police discretion. Police are given discretion and the freedom to decide which decisions to make when protecting/supportinga fellow officer’s conduct/misconduct. Challenging this ‘Blue Code’ means challenging long-standing traditions of brotherhood; the fear of consequences plays a huge role as well. These consequences likely include being shunned, losing friends, and losing back-up, as well as receiving physical threats or having one’s own misconduct exposed. However when it misconduct is so blatant such as in the Michael Slager case cops don’t have any choice but to arrest a fellow officer. And do your due diligence on NYPD cop Adrian Schoolcraft and
340. OFFICER DISCRETION and QUALIFIED IMMUNITY… exists to prevent the fear of legal prosecution from inhibiting a police officer from enforcing the law. The defense will defeat a claim against the officer if the officer’s conduct did not violate a clearly established constitutional or statutory right. In other words, the specific acts the officer prevented the individual from engaging in must be legally protected, otherwise there is no civil rights violation.
341. OFFICER DISCRETION… Researchers identified 6,724 cases involving the arrests of 5,545 sworn officers across the nation between 2005 and 2011. 41% of the total crimes were committed while on duty and some of these officers committed crimes using powers endowed to them as sworn members of law enforcement or knowledge gained through their authority as police officers. Sex-related police crime (1,475 arrest cases of 1,070 sworn officers) Alcohol-related police crime (1,405 arrest cases of 1,283 sworn officers) Drug-related police crime (739 arrest cases of 665 sworn officers) Violence-related police crime (3,328 arrest cases of 2,586 sworn officers, Profit-motivated police crime (1,592 cases of 1,396 officers). However as a general rule, police crime and misconduct is dangerously underreported.
342. OFFICER DISCRETION… Inside A Secret 2014 List Of Hundreds Of L.A. Deputies With Histories Of Misconduct
343. RESPONSE TO: IF YOU’RE CONCERNED ABOUT POLICE “THEN OBEY THE LAW”
How can the law expect people to obey their unlawful laws, if the law enforcers can’t even obey written laws?
a. Thomas Jefferson 3rd President of the United States “If a law is unjust, a man is not only right to disobey it; he is obligated to do so.”
b. Martin Luther King Jr. “One has not only a legal, but a moral responsibility to obey just laws. Conversely, one has a moral responsibility to disobey unjust laws.”
344. Black Lives Matter is fighting for Daniel Shaver, a White man killed by a White cop, while the All Lives Matter crowd is defending the cop. Shows you who really believe all lives matter, and who just wants to defend privilege and police brutality.
345. Black people are disproportionately killed by police officers in this country because they are Black. That is not speculation. That is not up for debate. That is fact. It is fact a statistical analysis showing crime rates do not influence the rate by which police officers kill People of Color.
346. Isn’t it amazing what with only 6 months of training police are professional: Judges, Drivers, Lawyers, Negotiators, Executioners, Psychologists, Fire Arm Experts, Social Workers, Animal Control and Health Care Experts
347. There is no war on cops. In 2017 the number of officers killed is 2nd-lowest in more than 50 years. 128 officers have died in the line of duty, with 44 shot and killed. That’s down 10% from 2016 when 143 officers died in the line of duty, 66 of them shot and killed.
348. The number of people killed by officers increased from 963 in 2016 to 976 in 2017. 7% of the 68 people killed by police were unarmed.
349. A cop’s job is to enforce the laws, all of them as a condition of employment and must voluntarily agree to enforce unjust laws. Many of the laws are manifestly unjust, and some are even cruel and wicked; Police agree to perpetuate injustice, therefore every cop has to agree to act as an enforcer for laws which are manifestly unjust or even cruel and wicked. Therefore there are no good cops.
350. What if a serial killer believes himself to be doing what is right, due to his delusions about reality? Would this belief make his murderous behavior any less bad?
351. Police training in the U.S.: Officers spend an average of 58 hours in firearms training, but just eight hours learning to deescalate situations.
352. 1,129 people were killed by police in 2017. 92% were killed by firearms. Tasers, blunt force and police vehicles accounted for the other deaths.
353. 1,129 people were killed by police in 2017. 147 of the people killed by police this year were not armed. Most of these unarmed people were People of Color. 48 were Black, 34 were Latinx, 2 were 1st Nation Indigenous Native American, 2 were Asian-American and 11 were of unknown race.
354. Looking at race, Black people were more likely to be killed by police than other races, but were less likely to be armed and less likely to be threatening the safety of others when they were killed.
355. Of the 1,129 killings in 2017 Officers were charged in only 12, which is roughly 1%. In nine of these 12 cases, video existed of the killings, usually dash cam or body cam footage.
356. According to the US Census Bureau White people comprised 246,660,710, or 77.35% of the population. There were 37,144, 530 non-Hispanic Blacks, which comprised 12.3% of the population. This number increased to 42 million according to the 2010 United States Census, when including Multiracial African Americans, making up 14% of the total U.S. population.
357. 1,129 people were killed by police in 2017. 147 of the people killed by police this year were not armed. Most of these unarmed people were People of Color. 48 were Black, 34 were Latinx, 2 were 1st Nation Indigenous Native American, 2 were Asian-American and 11 were of unknown race, equaling a total of 97 unarmed People of Color killed by police. This sets the remaining balance of unarmed White people killed by police at 50, which are only 2 more White people than Black people. Calculate the 77.35% White population vs. 14% of the Black population and you have a disproportionate amount of unarmed Blacks killed by police.
358. Police officers killed 1,129 people in 2017. More people died from police violence in 2017 than the total number of U.S. soldiers killed in action around the globe (21). More people died at the hands of police in 2017 than the number of black people who were lynched in the worst year of Jim Crow (161 in 1892). Cops killed more Americans in 2017 than terrorists did (four). They killed more citizens than airplanes (13 deaths worldwide), mass shooters (428 deaths) and Chicago’s “top gang thugs” (675 Chicago homicides). Yet only 12 officers were charged with a crime related to a shooting death.
359. Cops love to violate the constitution and bully people with lies coercing them into giving up their rights.
360. If not all cops are bad then why isn’t there video footage of the ‘good’ cops arresting the bad cops after they murder innocent unarmed victims?
361. The same justice system will lock you up for disciplining your child will give a cop a paid vacation for killing your child.
362. It’s not the public that makes policing so degrading it’s the administration which sets double standards, one for him and his pals on the force and another standard for the rest of us.
363. Look, it’s really simple. All you have to do is comply and the police won’t kick your ass.
When they tell you to stop.
When they tell you to get down.
When they tell you to give up your gun.
GIVE UP YOUR GUN
When they tell you to put your hands behind your back.
PUT YOUR HANDS BEHIND YOUR BACK
When they tell you to get in the boxcar.
GET IN THE BOXCAR
When they tell you to take off your clothes.
TAKE OFF YOUR CLOTHES
When they tell you to walk into that big building without windows.
WALK INTO THE BIG BUILDING WITHOUT WINDOWS
When they tell you to breathe deeply.
Why the hell is this so difficult to understand people?
364. Active Law Enforcement agents and their sycophants simply cannot defend the factual realities of their nationwide corruption, immoral actions and lack of integrity. And yet they arrogantly expect unwarranted respect.
365. Stephon Clark was shot 20 times by Sacramento Police in his own backyard. He was shot 7 times in the back; the eighth bullet entered the front of Clark’s thigh after he was on the ground. Police claim his cell phone was mistaken for a gun. Nicholas Cruz shot 33 children, killing 17 in Parkland Florida but got to shop at Walmart and swing by McDonalds, he was stopped by a police officer in Coral Springs, 2 miles from the school, and taken into custody without incident.. See the problem? It’s QWHITE obvious.
366. Jesus Christ was killed by law enforcement who were ‘just doing their job’
COPS IN PRISON: Unfortunately, in most cases, officers sent to prison live under an assumed name, and often in another state entirely. Most state prison systems have an “interstate compact” with correctional agencies in other states. Under this agreement, states can trade prisoners for the purpose of protecting the inmate from harm or compromising an investigation. Meanwhile, they’re kept in high-security areas, isolated in their cells or locked down with other convicted former cops or the convicted relatives of cops. They’re not permitted in the exercise yard or in the mess hall with the general inmate population. And if they need to leave their cells for any reason, they are accompanied by deputies.
Crimes that use computer networks or devices to advance other ends include: Fraudand identity theft (although this increasingly uses malware, hacking and/orphishing, making it an example of both “computer as target” and “computer as tool” crime) Information warfare. Phishing scams.
The Internet Crime Complaint Center, also known as IC3, is a multi-agency task force made up by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C), and the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA). In 2012, the IC3received reports totaling $525 million in damages to consumers.
The Crime: Using the Internet to threaten to cause damage with the intent to extort from any person any money or other thing of value.
The Time: Hackers threatening to expose damaging or embarrassing information in exchange for money face a hefty fine of up to five years. Be sure to keep your anti-virus updated and don’t click that weird video link in your email.
THE CRIME: Intentionally accessing, without authorization, a facility through which an electronic communication service is provided.
The Time: Hacking someone’s email account for the purposes of commercial advantage, malicious destruction, or in furtherance of any crime carries a maximum five year sentence for first time offenders. Hacking into an email account in all other cases comes with a maximum one year sentence. Now go change your password.
JAILBREAKING PHONE TO RESET
Rooting is the Android equivalent of jailbreaking, a means of unlocking the operating system so you can install unapproved apps, deleted unwanted bloatware, update the OS, replace the firmware, overclock (or underclock) the processor, customize anything and so on.
SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO has caused Arizona to payout more than 44.4 million dollars in settlement of tax payer’s money.
From 1996 to 2015, the suicide rate among jail deaths in Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s lockups was an astounding 24 percent, with 39 of the 157 hanging themselves. Of the 157 deaths listed on the sheriff’s watch on the M.E.’s chart, 34 simply are tagged as having been found dead with no explanation as to cause of death. More mysteriously, another 39 died in the county hospital without explanation. That’s 73 deaths; nearly half of all deaths the county authorities list as “who knows?”
During his term as Sheriff, Arpaio served inmates surplus food and limited meal times to twice a day. Court documents also outlined instances when Maricopa County jail officials fed inmates rotten food costing spends about 53 cents per meal per inmate which they must pay for out of pocket, no meat is served it’s totally vegetarian.
New inmates, never having been to court or convicted of any crime were housed in tents so hot it endangered their health; Sheriff Joe packed them in holding cells for days at a time during intake…. On a typical summer day, temperatures under the tents often reached between 135 – 150 degrees; the heat radiating off the gravel-covered ground gets trapped under the canopies. To combat the heat, Arpaio gives inmates pink paper hand-fans with a picture of his face on them. Above his image are the words “Sheriff Joe Fan.”
There’s a long and well-documented trail of inmate abuses, unjustified arrests, racial profiling, brutal and inept policing and wasteful spending. Under Arpaio, the Maricopa County Jails lost accreditation multiple times for failure to maintain compliance with national standards, and providing false information about such compliance and unconstitutional jeopardizing the health and safety of prisoners.
Sheriff Joe’s abuses in his Arizona jails have cost hundreds of millions of dollars in legal judgments…… A large chunk of the nearly $200 million Arpaio has effectively drained from the county’s coffers comes from $99.5 million the county allocated for improving jail facilities which Arpaio diverted to other pet projects. Those projects included illegally investigating his political rivals (which led to an additional $17 million in legal settlements paid for by the county) and funding his “human smuggling unit,” a group of hand-picked officers who roamed the desert in search of illegal immigrants. Some of the money also was used to send deputies on Alaskan fishing trips and to Disneyland.
Mengele: tortured children to see how long they could survive.
Sheriff Joe: tortures inmates to see how long they can survive.
Mengele: professed to do what he did in the name of science.
Sheriff Joe: professes to do what he does in the name of justice.
Mengele: perverse experiments to test human endurance.
Sheriff Joe: perverse experiments to test human endurance: daytime temperatures inside tents have been reported as high as 150 °F
…. If sewing people together is all you know about Mengele maybe you ought to invest some time reading up on his perverse experiments testing human endurance. Despite the scientific premise for his work, Mengele’s accomplishments added volumes to the annals of human cruelty while contributing nothing of value to the greater understanding of humans. Sheriff Joe Arpaio exhibits the same characteristics of human cruelty; he is teaching by example rendering him guilty of perpetuating a repetitive cycle of violence and abuse.
So if you don’t think 150 °F is a perverse experiment to test human endurance see how long you can hold your hand over a 150 °F grill.