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Deputy seen on bodycam calling black man 'boy' and grabbing him by the throat

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by SummerMadness, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. SummerMadness

    SummerMadness Senior Veteran

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    Deputy seen on bodycam calling black man 'boy' and grabbing him by the throat
     
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  2. rjs330

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    There just is NO EXCUSE for this type of behavior. This guy doesn't deserve to wear a badge. Furthermore this could be considered excessive use of force.
     
  3. New Birth

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    this cop should have to go to anger management classes and should have to write lines for a week.
    I will not make all police look bad because of my actions.
    I will not make all police look bad because of my actions.
     
  4. CRAZY_CAT_WOMAN

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    Is anyone really surprised by this? It seems typical to me.
     
  5. New Birth

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    surprised by what exactly? a woman has a warrant out for her arrest, or an out of control cop, or a man hiding behind a baby that will not comply with an officer's request for ID?
    Which one seems typical to you?
     
  6. CRAZY_CAT_WOMAN

    CRAZY_CAT_WOMAN I'm praying for my dad to get well.

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    There's no surprise . That a cops would harass a black person.
     
  7. Hank77

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    I am so thankful that I wasn't born black in the US.
     
  8. New Birth

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    Then where were you born?
     
  9. Handmaid for Jesus

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    If it was a woman who had the warrant, why was the man holding the baby being harassed?
     
  10. Handmaid for Jesus

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  11. New Birth

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    It appears they were trying to identify the man to find out who will be responsible for the child since they were going to arrest what appeared to be the mother. The cops didnt know if this was some stranger or what so they need ID.
     
  12. dgiharris

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    There are a significant percentage of Americans who think that it doesn't matter what a cop asks you, you are required to do whatever a cop says with a smile on your face.

    Similarly, there are a significant percentage of Americans who will excuse practically any behavior from a cop and transfer the problems of the altercation onto the citizenry. That is, if the cop grabs you by the throat then that just wouldn't have happened if you listened to the cop in the first place and done as you were told, thus, it is your fault for the cops egregious behavior.

    These people hold the citizenry to a "higher standard" than they do the person with the badge, gun, and power.

    It is my belief that because the police have a badge and a gun and a license by the State to commit violence against the citizenry, that with this power SHOULD come responsibility and maturity. It is my belief that police should be "better" than the citizenry. It is my belief that police should be instantly fired whenever they demonstrate that they cannot handle this power and responsibility. This would lead to a police culture that simply would not tolerate this sort of behavior within the culture.

    Instead, we have a police culture that views the citizenry as subjects to be ruled over and if you don't do what they say even if you believe they are wrong, then they can commit whatever acts of violence against you as they see fit on whatever whim they are on. ANd then, when caught committing unacceptable behavior the "system" will often swing into place to protect said cop. Then the argument somehow becomes a polite version of-- "Well, if cops aren't allowed to act like monsters at the slightest provocation then they can't possibly be expected to do their jobs..."

    Of course, that argument is made using big fancy words and contrived examples and anecdotes, but at its core the argument is one that is riddled with logical fallacies. We accept behavior from cops that we don't accept from any other profession. Hell, even military people fighting in foreign countries have better protocols and restrictions when dealing with an enemy civilian populace than our own police have with dealing with Tax Paying Citizens of their own country.

    NOTE: the above is my biased rant. I admit I did not watch the video. I'm just tired of these sorts of videos, i've seen them by the hundreds and am just not in the mood to watch now, will probably watch later.
     
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  13. New Birth

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    Not so sure its a "police culture", as a percentage these instances are few and far between. Our law enforcement officers deserve respect and honor for their service to our communities.
     
  14. dgiharris

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    Yes, they do. But when they do not get respect and honor they should NOT have a license to assault the citizenry or using passive aggressive tactics to "hurt" the citizenry or to disregard citizen rights.

    Police need to be the bigger person when dealing with rude citizens.
    Police should be professionals and they should NOT tolerate unprofessional bullies within their own ranks. And when one of these unprofessional bullies hurts a citizen then "the system" to include fellow police officers shouldn't protect that officer but instead they should kick him off the force...

    If the behavior of a police officer is no different than a drunk frat boy with an ego complex and chip on his shoulder rearin to fight, then you've got to ask why that person is allowed to be a police officer.

    Constitutional Rights need to apply to all citizens all the time regardless of whether that citizen is a nice person

    My constitutional rights shouldn't depend on the mood of the officer, that is, if he is in a good mood than I have my rights but if he is angry then I don't.
     
  15. New Birth

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    Amen, to that I totally agree
     
  16. Hank77

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    I was born white in the US.
     
  17. Hank77

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    The woman was not the child's mother, she as watching the child for the father.
    Seeing his ID would not prove that he was the child's father.
     
  18. New Birth

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    Right so what business did this guy have with the child? was he the father, stranger, uncle? They were looking out for the child. So before they just leave this child with someone while the babysitter is taken into custody they need to know who will be responsible for the child also names of witnesses are important for a police report. Simply they need to see some ID.
     
  19. Hank77

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    Why didn't they tell him that when he asked?
     
  20. Shiloh Raven

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    Or Native American or any minority for that matter.
     
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