0
177

[–] Typo 0 points 177 points (+177|-0) ago 

Also audible in the footage is an officer telling the witness recording the assault to leave.

Cops need top stop doing this. If they aren't doing anything wrong, then there is no reason why they shouldn't be able to be recorded. If I was a cop, I would want people to record me so that it can be documented that I behave properly. Asking people to leave, threatening them or taking their camera fuels police brutality and cover up theories until they bubble over and all hell breaks loose.

1
59

[–] FPSFairy 1 points 59 points (+60|-1) ago 

Agreed. If a police officer isn't being recorded, then as far as I'm concerned, they shouldn't be regarded as acting in their official capacity as a police officer.

1
52

[–] One_Wing_Angel 1 points 52 points (+53|-1) ago  (edited ago)

I agree 100%. If the camera isn't on, then no immunity, and the PO is treated like any other citizen. That'll motivate them.

[–] [deleted] 1 points 49 points (+50|-1) ago 

[Deleted]

0
12

[–] darkrit3 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

we should get an AMA with a cop so we can see why they have to do that and then maybe we can start a petition and do something good.

2
8

[–] anonlymouse 2 points 8 points (+10|-2) ago 

An honest cop wears a body cam.
A cop not wearing a body cam isn't honest.
Plain and simple.

0
25

[–] conundrumbombs 0 points 25 points (+25|-0) ago 

The city where I live is working on an initiative to place body cameras on police uniforms, but they will not be on all of them. They will be randomized so that officers will never know if their actions are being recorded or not. Essentially, it will function in the same manner as the Panopticon.

0
18

[–] FormerDiggUser 0 points 18 points (+18|-0) ago 

but they will not be on all of them. They will be randomized so that officers will never know if their actions are being recorded or not

They won't be on all the time or won't be on all of the uniforms? I think if you were wearing one of them it'd be pretty obvious.

0
12

[–] captainplanet2 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago 

This is a bad idea. It allows the officers to present only the evidence that shows them in a good light, and delete the video that shows misconduct. It seems like something designed to allow the cops to manipulate perceptions.

0
9

[–] Beers 0 points 9 points (+9|-0) ago 

But doesn't that leave a vulnerability, who decides when the camera is on? Is it controlled by a computer? Who has access to the computer? Was it truly random chance that this police shooting wasn't filmed, or was it manipulated to cover up for a murder?

1
2

[–] tylahedras 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Hey tom, you on desk duty today? Here wear this, "wink wink."

5
20

[–] 404_SLEEP_NOT_FOUND 5 points 20 points (+25|-5) ago 

That's not the issue. The issue is that the police put him in jail with the intent to execute him. And they did it, and got away with it. This is not the first time at all, this is a growing trend: http://www.wwaytv3.com/2014/07/12/former-brunswick-co-sheriff-ron-hewett-dies-jail/

They follow the victim that they want to execute for political reasons, as this person is having some kind of negative impact on their (corrupt) career. They arrest them over the smallest and even made up infraction. Then they murder them in the jail the next night.

The police need to be prosecuted and brought to justice. Not doing so is causing the police to execute people like some kind of fucked up North Korean secret police execution squad.

1
18

[–] crysys 1 points 18 points (+19|-1) ago 

You example is poor. Prison video was released showing Hewett instigated a fight with guards that led to his tasing and restraint. He was then locked in his cell and found to be in cardiac arrest during the second welfare check. Basically, fat guy goes nuts, gets in a tussle, has a heart attack. That is not exactly a very achievable MO for an execution.

0
12

[–] Hello_Exactly 0 points 12 points (+12|-0) ago  (edited ago)

A good buddy of mine, someone I've known since 1996 is a cop. His grandfather was a cop, his father was a cop, and now he and his brother are cops. After the shooting of the guy running away from the cop (the one where the cop placed the taser and lied..South Carolina?).. I asked my friend:

"What percent of cops do you think are actually good cops?"

Him: 10%

Me: Are you in the 10%?

Him: No, I have my fair share of dirt on me

Him: The 10% that are good cops, aren't useful cops, they are doing their job

strange reply and stranger way to look at it all.

7
51

[–] ideasware 7 points 51 points (+58|-7) ago 

I have to say, the one thing that makes me disbelieve her is that it's almost too good -- black woman, good looking, who's not afraid to give it to the police, who paases away by suicide when it's almost impossible... If it's true, I think the police deserve to get the maximum penalty -- life imprisonment without possibility of parole. It's truly horrible what they have done -- but lets wait a little bit while we get the facts.

5
32

[–] former-reddit-user 5 points 32 points (+37|-5) ago 

Yeah, facts. I'm sure folks are going to wait for those. sigh

5
40

[–] goat_boat 5 points 40 points (+45|-5) ago  (edited ago)

Well who has the real facts? The cops will just manufacture lies and cover up the truth. Nothing can be trusted from what is said from behind the thin blue line.

No need to wait....all you'll get are lies and coverups.

[–] [deleted] 2 points 11 points (+13|-2) ago 

[Deleted]

0
1

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

Wouldn't want to own a footlocker near there.

[–] [deleted] 8 points 4 points (+12|-8) ago  (edited ago)

[Deleted]

2
18

[–] storm69 2 points 18 points (+20|-2) ago 

It's hardly relevant what kind of shit she was spewing on FB. You should be able to put forward any kind of silly views without fearing the police suiciding you. To quote Tony Stark: "Historically, not awesome."

5
12

[–] goat_boat 5 points 12 points (+17|-5) ago  (edited ago)

Ok so her position is that whites have the highest number of aggravated assaults, larceny, arson, etc. That may be strictly true on the aggregate, but only because there are more whites than blacks. The US is 77% white, 13% black. So look at this chart. Every column has whites as <77% of the crimes and black >13% of the crimes. That proves right there that per capita blacks are more of a problem. It's not racism. It's fucking math. Hell even 52% of the murders are caused by 13% of the population!

All that withstanding, and her being incorrect, I still don't trust a single word that the cops say. They've suicided people for less.

2
4

[–] Quawonk 2 points 4 points (+6|-2) ago 

Yup. This is typical of the media. Smear attacks against the victim to justify the state's actions.

0
3

[–] ObscureReference 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

She could be a member of Westboro Baptist Church for all it matters. It does not justify what could have happened while she was arrested.

Everytime someone gets killed by LEO under questionable circumstances, then any previous criminal history or other questionable circumstance comes out and their character gets challenged. If it had something to do with that incident or not.

You are part of the problem.

1
2

[–] josemon 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Wow! While I agree the a police officer's knowledge of the law should be taking into consideration when deciding a punishment for wrong behavior, they are still humans. Have you never made a mistake at work? Yes, extra scrutiny is needed when dealing with them, but still... they are just people like you and me. Last time I checked, people where innocent until proven guilty.

1
2

[–] PizzusChrist 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Who will hold the sharp end of the pitchforks long enough for facts to come to light?

1
2

[–] 404_SLEEP_NOT_FOUND 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

Depends. It's sad that the people have to riot in order to get any justice served for the poor and helpless.

1
1

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

I'm sure someone can start selling pitchfork holders if there is a market for it.

6
37

[–] Detente01 6 points 37 points (+43|-6) ago 

Death-by-cop is always listed as suicide.

0
22

[–] DivorcedAReddit 0 points 22 points (+22|-0) ago 

don't jails have cameras?

[–] [deleted] 2 points 51 points (+53|-2) ago 

[Deleted]

1
19

[–] Sciency 1 points 19 points (+20|-1) ago 

fuckin lol. Ain't that the truth.

Police body cameras face the same issue.

0
8

[–] GeminiK 0 points 8 points (+8|-0) ago 

I think you mean when not malfunctioning.

[–] [deleted] 2 points 7 points (+9|-2) ago 

[Deleted]

0
3

[–] Clayton 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago  (edited ago)

It actually depends. Our county jail is in the process of upgrading their jail and part of the upgrade is to install cameras in the cells. The higher risk cells have had them for years because that is where they put people who are suicidal, or where they believe the person is at risk of injuring themselves so they can file a lawsuit against the Sheriff's department.

But yes, to your main point, there are cameras on the outside of the cell doors facing the doors and throughout the jail. You'll be able to know if someone visited during the suicide or if she was alone.

4
2

[–] Zenocide 4 points 2 points (+6|-4) ago  (edited ago)

Lol, so many bullshit "facts" people make up and post on here.

  • There are cameras and they are always on. Always.
  • The cameras that monitor the general areas outside cells and halls are different from cameras that monitor in the cells.
  • The cameras that monitor inside cells are typically monitored by a civilian working at the police station and are recorded and documented 24/7

Having worked for police previously (as a civilian contractor) I can tell you that there is a lot more accountability, and a lot less "blue line" privilege than people think there is. They are still people and they will still report each other to get advancement etc. and all the other shitty things people do in normal workplaces.

It's not like some giant brotherhood conspiracy out to kill civilians and protect each other 100%, people inside "the force" bicker and hate each other just as much as you hate sandy the temp who fucks up the mail all the time too.

4
19

[–] YourDickGotTheHIV 4 points 19 points (+23|-4) ago 

It's getting to the point where people should fight back. Cops act with impunity.

1
25

[–] whatthehelldamnguy 1 points 25 points (+26|-1) ago 

Why? You will just "commit suicide" and most will be content to "wait for the facts" until a week has passed and everyone forgets.

2
9

[–] YourDickGotTheHIV 2 points 9 points (+11|-2) ago  (edited ago)

All I'm advocating for is a very specific type of serial killer really. lol. One that goes after the bad of the bad cops. I'm sure there's enough to keep someone busy.

2
11

[–] Pissed-Off-Panda 2 points 11 points (+13|-2) ago 

Are you insane? Even after everything that's happened, they are blatantly murdering people that cross them or speak out against them, and they're getting away with it. Why would you fight these fucking assholes? They will literally kill you. Then you'll be a blip on the news while your family mourns. These stories are so freaking depressing I can't even deal. Who will police the police?

1
6

[–] YourDickGotTheHIV 1 points 6 points (+7|-1) ago  (edited ago)

I wouldn't fight them, but I'd find it interesting to watch them get exterminated by a serial killer while collectively shitting themselves if they've been bad. Dorner had them shooting up old ladies.

1
3

[–] Dirty_Asshole 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago  (edited ago)

DORNER is a hero.

1
0

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

XD Wow you sound so scared, bud.

You do realize that cops will murder you if you're totally uninvolved, never cross them, say yes sir no sir yes massah no massah, right?

Because they will.

Which is why the only thing that will work is resistance, rather than being spineless.

0
5

[–] 404_SLEEP_NOT_FOUND 0 points 5 points (+5|-0) ago 

This is what the DC-Sniper did. Wouldn't really advocate "fighting back". I think ideas are far more effective than bullets.

1
2

[–] subreddit_llama 1 points 2 points (+3|-1) ago 

How's that Second Amendment working out with fighting against oppressive governments?

1
1

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

It's just lip service, people love guns because 'guns are cool'.

1
0

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

How's Europe? Can't expect someone to understand something they've never experienced.

0
15

[–] blueryd3r 0 points 15 points (+15|-0) ago  (edited ago)

This all seems very strange. Was this activist such a believer in the message so much so that they would be willing to martyr themselves in the name of progress? Are the police so evil that they would murder a woman in jail and cover it up? Who knows. People will believe what they want.

I find it unlikely that this woman (who I don't know and know nothing about) would kill themselves. I find it equally unlikely that sheriff deputies would strangle a woman in a jail cell (there are better ways to silence someone, probably). This is all just one fucked up situation.

2
8

[–] fuck_communism 2 points 8 points (+10|-2) ago 

I find it unlikely that this woman (who I don't know and know nothing about) would kill themselves.

I don't find it that difficult. The martyrdom impulse in some cause junkies is strong.

I find it equally unlikely that sheriff deputies would strangle a woman in a jail cell (there are better ways to silence someone, probably)

It would require an act of premeditated, cold blooded murder, as opposed to some idiot cop(s) accidentally exerting lethal force in the heat of an arrest. I don't see how you could get enough cops/MEs/DAs/etc to cover that up.

If this was a murder, all law enforcement personnel actively responsible need to get the needle.

1
1

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

Yes, killing more people is the obvious answer /s

2
4

[–] Pissed-Off-Panda 2 points 4 points (+6|-2) ago 

It's not strange at all. It's very straightforward. They pulled her over because they knew who she was, put her in jail because that was part of the plan, and went into her jail cell and caused the asphyxiation, however they did that. I'm sure they have a coroner on the take who'll write up a nice tale corroborating their story. Then this all gets forgotten and swept under the rug. One less troublemaker causing problems for crooked cops.

0
1

[–] 123_456 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Well, my guess is the strangulation is a cover up.

2
1

[–] Fragnostus 2 points 1 points (+3|-2) ago  (edited ago)

My two main hypotheses are:

  1. She received a serious phone-call (e.g. fired) and saw her current situation as an opportunity to commit suicide in such a way that it was (in her mind) a "righteous act", furthering the "progressive" cause and revealing the "true nature of the police".
  2. Someone she knew from before (reminder: she was returning to the place she had studied, so she knew people there) wanted revenge for either personal reasons or something to do with her activism.

I'm usually quite critical of the police and I think they should have body cams at all times, but I don't think hanging someone like this is something they would do.

  • What did she (or someone else) hang her with?
  • What was that phone call she received before she died?
  • Did she have problems (break-up, mental/physical health, fired, etc.) This will turn out to be a very interesting case I think.

1
8

[–] Pissed-Off-Panda 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago 

She just got a brand new job, as the story states. =/ There is no video ... where's the dash cam for this "routine stop"? A little too convenient, don't you think?

0
5

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

I have a different theory. While in prison, the police might have been trying to restrain her. They went too far and believed her to be dead. Fearful they would take the heat for it, they made it look like an asphyxiation and "discovered her" an hour later. At that point, she was dead. I mean, clearly these cops have a habit of making bad decisions when it comes to restraint.

0
2

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

They say she hanged herself with a trash bag.

Her family's last contact with her was Friday evening when she stated her expectation to post bond on Saturday. She was found dead on Monday morning.

Why was she still in jail? What happened to the expected posting of bond?

0
1

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

Cops routinely fuck up when restraining people and accidentally kill them. Occams razor.

1
8

[–] selpai 1 points 8 points (+9|-1) ago  (edited ago)

Police are our modern day mafia. Robbery, assault, even murder & assassination; they do all of these things without fear of repercussion. The difference is that today's mafia has the full backing and legal protection of the state. It amazes me that people expect humanity and compassion from the people who do these things. They are predators, and they delight in preying on the weak.

At what point is it okay to abide by the mentality of "see a cop, shoot a cop", because there is good reason to fear for your life.

1
7

[–] Callaren 1 points 7 points (+8|-1) ago 

That site is bias as shit. It's blatant and I can't even call it a news article; it's an editorial like all the other ones on the site. Sometimes you can gather the extra facts they gloss over, sometimes they're missing completely. I wish more links to news were to factual articles.

load more comments ▼ (32 remaining)