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[–] El_Doctor 1 points 109 points (+110|-1) ago 

I can't help think but these dudes would have to go into hiding or something. I know a lot of fathers that would willingly - joyously - go to prison for paying this guy back in full.

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[–] JesTheRed 2 points 40 points (+42|-2) ago 

100% this. Most of our "you'd better hope to fuck I don't get cancer" lists probably have names on them for far less.

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[–] JohnAZoidberg 2 points 39 points (+41|-2) ago 

I honestly can't believe the cop has had no fucking repercussions. If I were that girls father, that cop would have been dead the very next fucking day... Shit like this makes my blood boil...

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[–] GeminiK 3 points 21 points (+24|-3) ago 

Shit was a lot simpler back when you just got the town together and beat these types of people to death.

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

Back in those days, there were no militarized police and the murder rate was much lower.

Imagine that.

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[–] SweetEasy 9 points -3 points (+6|-9) ago 

What do you mean by "these types of people".....

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[–] Failboat 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

I wouldn't even make sound to your face. Just know your going to die soon, and get your things in order.

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[–] libreshit 1 points 72 points (+73|-1) ago 

We can't have this kind of police officer around. Not in the US, not anywhere else.

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[–] JohnAZoidberg 1 points 54 points (+55|-1) ago 

at least 50% of the cops in the US are highschool jocks that couldn't get anywhere in sports, and still needed a way to pick on people... Fuck cops. They have NEVER helped me.

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[–] angryCOMMguy 1 points 31 points (+32|-1) ago 

Cops after pulling over: "You know why I'm here?" You: "Because you got Cs in high school?"

*thanks Sarah Silverman

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[–] azrael11 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

...until your house is broken into

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

I'm not sure if these incidents are becoming more frequent, or the increase in camera footage makes it more difficult for police to cover up the careless actions of officers. Take a look at /v/badcops

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

They are more than likely collecting information to be used in a termination hearing. It is not as simple as saying "you're fired, get out of my PD". Officers can come back and sue the police department for wrongful termination just like anyone in any other profession can. If you're going to fire an officer you have to do it right, it cannot and should not be a knee jerk reaction. Even officers that are charged still don't get fired immediately. It's also very likely that he was under a contract with the police department.

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

more than likely bullshit.

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

Even more that immediate termination jeopardizes the entire department and city as they have essentially admitted guilt by immediately terminating. There's a ton of CYA in these situations to try and protect taxpayer funds.

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

They are more than likely collecting information to be used in a termination promotional hearing.

FTFY

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[–] boltsand 2 points 19 points (+21|-2) ago 

What's the solution to problems like this? It seems like the overuse of violence has really gotten out of control, and I have no idea how it would be turned around. Training focused on subduing with minimal injury wouldn't be a bad start.

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[–] ez2typ [S] 1 points 41 points (+42|-1) ago 

Prosecutors would have to start actually performing their jobs, filing charges against wastes of flesh like this, and pushing just as hard for convictions as they do against people who can't afford their own lawyer.

I'm not holding my breath.

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

They won't do that.

Once they become the prosecutor that prosecutes a cop their career is in the toilet and they'll never get police cooperation on any other case again.

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

The problem is once the prosecutor does that then the corrupt judges let them go, the cops and everyone else on the payroll makes the prosecutor look like a dickhead until he loses his job. You can't have good people in the US justice system because the corrupt will get rid of them ASAP. They work together to keep being a bunch of corrupt dickheads. This is why "not all cops are bad" is a bullshit statement. If they weren't bad they would be getting rid of the bad cops. Since bad cops NEVER lose their jobs, the so called "good" cops are just as bad or worse than the bad cops.

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[–] IronAnvil 0 points 21 points (+21|-0) ago 

The solution is malpractice insurance for cops. Either individually, or on a department or union chapter basis. Then, allow the individual or the department (depending on how you structured it) to be sued -NOT the state or municipality.

Bam, problem solved.

Right now, police -like all public employees- have no direct consequences for their actions. Short of actually murdering someone in cold blood, there is virtually no violent transgression that a cop cannot justify as necessary. And even if a lawsuit is filed and successfully litigated, there are rarely serious repercussions for the individual or the department. If the city is embarrassed and wants to clean up its police department, it discovers it cannot -union contract. If the commissioner or the police chief wants to reform the department, they cannot -union rules. But if suddenly the aggrieved can sue the individual officer, or the police union, and NOT the city --oh, brother, you'll see a whole heap of change real soon.

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

Right now, police -like all public employees- have no direct consequences for their actions

That's because if the police department gets sued, the city pays for it with our tax dollars and the police lack any fucks to give. Those court settlements need to start coming out of the police pension fund and budget.

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

Bodycams would/have gone a long way to insure the propriety of all parties. Protecting innocent parties should be enough incentive to mandate these cameras everywhere. And with cities like Chicago paying out $50 million last year in settlements for police misconduct, there's clearly a financial incentive. The only objections I hear are from police unions (which I find rather confusing).

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[–] Jeffersond517 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Cameras are not the answer. A body camera will be sabatoged . Period. Prevention by camera is a smoke and mirrors sales pitch.

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

Add camera's and the $50 Million might go up.

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

A plausible solution is responsibility being taken by departments, or given to departments for these actions. I don't see that happening however. There is no sufficient oversight.

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[–] Jeffersond517 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

Exactly, whose watching big brother?

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[–] gunsmcbadass 0 points 16 points (+16|-0) ago 

Like I said in /v/badcopnodonut, calling that level of force "necessary and justified" should call into question every decision that officer's Sgt. has made as well. I cannot imagine any situation in which it would be necessary to lift a restrained person completely off their feet and slam them face first into the ground.

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[–] Kabuthunk 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

I've got a situation for ya.

Officer is having a bad day, vents his rage on random person, ruining their live and the lives of all those who know this person, then gets off scot-free because 'blue wall of silence'.

Or sorry, were you looking for a politically correct scenario?

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

Pretty disgusting. A person who rages like that on tape, he had to know he was being recorded, should never be allowed to carry a gun or be a cop. With that said again the system of arresting and detaining people for laws that are petty ie drinking under age, marijuana, banning the 1st and 2nd amendments are the reason why the US owns 25% of the world's prison population and the most reported cases of police brutality.

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

A full prison is a profitable prison, not much point looking deeper for reasons the US legal system is the way it is.

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[–] dv1155 25 points 8 points (+33|-25) ago 

I'm against police overreaction and agree with many of these articles, but honestly though, you repeatedly kick a cop who's trying to arrest your white trash boyfriend and things aren't going to end well.

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[–] ez2typ [S] 4 points 74 points (+78|-4) ago 

There is a concept called proportional response. If you actually saw the video, you'd know that the 5'4", 110lb girl in handcuffs sitting on the chair posed zero threat to the 6'3", 210lb piece of shit with the badge.

She was guilty of stupidity.

She was guilty of being drunk.

She possibly was guilty of interfering with a arrest.

None of those are any possible justification for the facial injuries and permanent brain damage inflicted upon her by one whose duty is to "protect and serve:.

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[–] gatordontplaythatsht 0 points 7 points (+7|-0) ago 

Ah a voice of reason, if this countries citizens continue with that dangerous, "they had it coming attitude" the police will continue to hurt and kill people who don't deserve it.

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[–] azrael11 0 points 4 points (+4|-0) ago 

Exactly this.

She deserved to be arrested. If necessary to do that, then maybe an arm lock, possibly (if really needed) a broken bone. But a trained police officer shouldn't have to resort to this to arrest a drunk girl.

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[–] V01D3DR341M 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

And assualt of an officer

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[–] flea1400 4 points 10 points (+14|-4) ago  (edited ago)

That's as may be, but you don't slam a helpless person face-first into the ground. She's 5'4" and 110, the police officer is 6'3" and 210. What kind of weak coward is this guy?

Did you watch that video? It looks like he's trying to hurt her as much as possible. He basically scoops her up and throws her facefirst into the floor. He doesn't just drop her. Even if her hands were free, I don't think she could have done much to save herself. He could have killed her.

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[–] Everythingisachoice 3 points 2 points (+5|-3) ago 

Especially when that last kick landed in his groin. Just saying. If you want a guy to overreact to something, kick him in the balls.

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[–] flea1400 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Except that according to the report the officer himself filed, the kick was above the groin, not in the groin. Looks like it was upper thigh to me, from the video.

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

Go fuck yourself, you stupid spineless bootlicking piece of shit.

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[–] dv1155 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Thank you for your thoughtful insight. Sorry I don't have the proper leftist-approved opinions. Should I report to the re-education camp now?

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[–] V01D3DR341M 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Those are real debating skills right there

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

How fucking hard does one have to slam someone's head into the ground in order to cause that much damage? Holy shit.

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