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A Chronicle of American Police Brutality

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I decided to make this thread to compile as many examples of brutal or negligent crimes committed by American police officers. There are so damn many examples every single day that it would just clutter the politics thread if I put them all there. Share away!

Reposts from the Politics thread:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-department-admits-slow-response-to-reports-of-toddlers-standing-on-second-story-ledge/

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/police-department-admits-slow-response-to-reports-of-toddlers-standing-on-second-story-ledge/

Update on the cowardly Parkland cop that chose to let nearly 20 people die in the shooting in order to keep himself out of danger:

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/parkland/florida-school-shooting/fl-florida-school-shooting-fdle-officer-20180904-story.html

No justice in campus police murder over the summer:

https://www.wweek.com/news/courts/2018/09/13/grand-jury-declines-to-indict-psu-campus-police-officers-in-fatal-shooting-that-killed-a-man-in-front-of-the-cheerful-tortoise/

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South Dakota “Trooper of the Year” brutally assaults man and fraudulently claims that the victim was resisting arrest. The state is now buying off the victim:

https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2018/09/17/south-dakota-highway-patrol-cody-jansen-state-settles-brutality-case-graphic-video/1305093002/

I’m glad that the victim is getting some restitution but I’d much rather see the attacker behind bars. I also find it incredibly disturbing that this violent madman is considered one of South Dakota’s best lawmen.

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If you’re a civilian and you assault someone, you go to jail, then court, then maybe to prison. Even if you don’t go to prison, the jail and court time have probably already cost you your job, and possibly ruined your life, regardless of outcome.

If you’re a cop and you assault someone, you go home, maybe go to court, but the taxpayer will foot the bill, and you almost certainly won’t go to prison. You’re placed “on leave” until it all blows over, then you go back to work, reminded that the next time you assault someone, it shouldn’t be on camera.

I think the majority of cops are good people, but police organizations go out of their way to protect the bad ones, which is why the system is broken.

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South Dakota “Trooper of the Year” brutally assaults man and fraudulently claims that the victim was resisting arrest. The state is now buying off the victim:

https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2018/09/17/south-dakota-highway-patrol-cody-jansen-state-settles-brutality-case-graphic-video/1305093002/

I’m glad that the victim is getting some restitution but I’d much rather see the attacker behind bars. I also find it incredibly disturbing that this violent madman is considered one of South Dakota’s best lawmen.

I like how the technician looks up at the camera after the body slam. She knew this cop crossed the line.

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Jay said:

If you’re a civilian and you assault someone, you go to jail, then court, then maybe to prison. Even if you don’t go to prison, the jail and court time have probably already cost you your job, and possibly ruined your life, regardless of outcome.

If you’re a cop and you assault someone, you go home, maybe go to court, but the taxpayer will foot the bill, and you almost certainly won’t go to prison. You’re placed “on leave” until it all blows over, then you go back to work, reminded that the next time you assault someone, it shouldn’t be on camera.

Exactly! That’s what I always say when people are hesitant to punish cops that commit horrible crimes. I always turn it around and ask what they think should happen if I did what the cop did. That usually gets the point across.

I think the majority of cops are good people, but police organizations go out of their way to protect the bad ones, which is why the system is broken.

What especially disturbs me is the way that police and advocates for police consider it a personal offense when people go after the abusive cops. If I were a cop, I would want these people to see justice. I wouldn’t want to defend them. It’s terrifying how even the so-called good cops identify with the dangerous ones.

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South Dakota “Trooper of the Year” brutally assaults man and fraudulently claims that the victim was resisting arrest. The state is now buying off the victim:

https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/2018/09/17/south-dakota-highway-patrol-cody-jansen-state-settles-brutality-case-graphic-video/1305093002/

I’m glad that the victim is getting some restitution but I’d much rather see the attacker behind bars. I also find it incredibly disturbing that this violent madman is considered one of South Dakota’s best lawmen.

I like how the technician looks up at the camera after the body slam. She knew this cop crossed the line.

Yeah, it’s terrifying.

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https://www.theroot.com/police-accidentally-tweet-screenshot-showing-that-they-1829082201

Police in Massachusetts monitoring anti-racist and anti-police brutality groups. If the “good” cops are on our side then why do they feel so threatened by groups opposing the bad apples?

NOTE: This is why I didn’t want the thread title to only focus on police brutality, because there’s more to abusive cops than just that.

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A few years ago in the middle of the night I had a bad anxiety attack and decided to take a walk. I live in a very safe neighborhood that is somewhat out in the country but not far from town. A cop happened to drive by which was rare for the area and time, was probably just bored, and he pulled over and asked me what I was doing. So I told him. He said ok and then kept driving.

I don’t have a point in this story or anything I just like to share stories about my life sometimes. I hope you all enjoyed it and still accept me as a person.

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Honestly, turning off body cameras should just be handled as an admission of guilt.

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I don’t think that it should be considered a literal admission of guilty (it definitely is strong evidence of guilt), but I think that it should be a felony crime on its own. If a body-cam is turned off, that should be considered tampering with evidence, or conspiracy to coverup evidence, or something like that.

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Tampering with evidence or obstruction of justice for sure.

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Watching the videos now, but I’m not sure about labeling anyone ot.com’s favorite or least favorite anything. I run the site and I don’t even do that because I don’t speak for the forum as a whole, nor do I want people thinking we’re endorsing anything officially. I know that’s probably not how you meant it, but still.

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Jay said:

Watching the videos now, but I’m not sure about labeling anyone ot.com’s favorite or least favorite anything. I run the site and I don’t even do that because I don’t speak for the forum as a whole, nor do I want people thinking we’re endorsing anything officially. I know that’s probably not how you meant it, but still.

I have next to no faith in humanity but I’m still quite sure that no one would interpret my post as anything resembling this site’s official stance on him.

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This is an old story but I must have missed it.

Parkland cop receives nearly $9,000 per month pension even though he’s a coward that chose to let children die rather than protect them as he was being paid to do.

http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/parkland/florida-school-shooting/fl-florida-school-shooting-scot-peterson-pension-20180515-story.html

Remind me again of how it’s offensive to “good cops” to call these criminal ones out?

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snooker said:

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I hope this letter finds you well. I just wanted to let you know that I will be home late this month as we are out of mead and I need to travel to market to procure more.

All my love.
Lady.