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[–] heili 5 points 74 points (+79|-5) ago 

Crap. Let's look at malpractice lawsuits and settlements against doctors and conclude the majority is corrupt. Oh wait, we don't do that for that profession do we?

Because there's no 'thin line' of other doctors who protect them when they commit criminal action, who refuse to prosecute them for those crimes. It's not as if doctors are going up to people on the street and forcing them to undergo procedures without consent the way that cops are stop-and-frisking without suspicion. It's not the same at all.

Let's also ignore the fact that there are shelves of case law that govern police use of force and every use of force is reviewed at length by several organizations.

All of whom have a conflict of interest due to their positions being inseparably linked to a good relationship with the police, or they are police themselves.

The problem is the average joe simply can't seem to accept that the police have to make split second decisions and they don't legally have to choose the least amount of force that is effective.

And they routinely as video evidence now shows escalate situations in which no violence was necessary until they have provoked justification to beat, taser, pepper spray or shoot someone.

Google some of the videos of anti-police activists and reporters going through realistic police training scenarios. All of them come out amazed that what they thought was so black and white is anything but that.

Reporters have a conflict of interest because they need to be on good terms with the cops so that they can get police cooperation when reporting on crime. I don't trust any reporter who puts out a puff-piece like that. It's propaganda, not reporting.

Keep shitting on the police and they will withdraw and simply respond to calls.

Good. And I won't call them, then they can stay the hell away from me.

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[–] Bic 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Keep shitting on the police and they will withdraw and simply respond to calls.

Yeah, sounds good to me.

Exactly. I've never called them before and I don't plan on it anytime soon.

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[–] Disgruntled 3 points 3 points (+6|-3) ago 

That doctor statement isn't entirely true. The majority of them belong to a physician group and I've seen numerous times the length they'll go to protect one of their own. They get away with a shit ton more than normal employees would.

As for police officers... I think it's wrong to label them all due to the actions of the few. I personally have never had any issues with cops. If anything the hiring process needs to be a little more fine tuned to ensure they high people who can handle stressful situations and not escalate the situation.

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[–] BrianFellow 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

It is NOT wrong to label them all due to the actions of the few because they don't do ANYTHING about those few. They protect them.

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[–] Biohazard 8 points -2 points (+6|-8) ago  (edited ago)

Heidi, So any investigation that clears the police is because they are in bed with them? And any reporter that makes a statement supportive of the police does it due to a conflict of interest?

Interesting. Are you also a big proponent of conspiracy theories? Can your brain even entertain the idea that maybe you are uninformed about case law and the dynamics of a use of force situation?

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[–] Sorahzahd 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

So you're actually trying to claim, with a straight face, that cops don't get favorable treatment from prosecutors?

You are a joke, just like the murdering cops you're defending.

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[–] Pwnography 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Nice straw man method - He never said 'ANY' investigation, he said they have a conflict of interest. Anyone with a conflict of interest should probably not be the one doing an investigation.That's just.. ya know.. fucking obvious.

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[–] heili 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

My name is not Heidi.