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[–] Spacehuman 36 points 50 points (+86|-36) ago 

Did you watch the video? Probably not.

The cop had just gave another black women a friendly warning. Bland would have driven away with the same warning if she had acted like a normal civilized person, but she decided to go full ghetto and wouldn't follow the simplest instructions. She yelled and screamed and sounded unbalanced to me. They had no reason to kill her, most likely she did herself.

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[–] goat_boat 10 points 109 points (+119|-10) ago  (edited ago)

I saw the video, and the cop was power trippin' and the woman was in full escalation mode. Bad combination. Both are responsible for bad behavior. Problem is he's the professional, and he should have acted like one.

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[–] YourDumbWhat 0 points 35 points (+35|-0) ago  (edited ago)

Exactly. Cops are frequently dealing with people who are experiencing the worst 15 minutes of the worst day of their life. Imagine the biggest fit you ever threw; now imagine if that mood would be helped by an authority demanding that you instantly become submissive, or else. And then some cops, from repeated out-of-context exposure to people that are currently experiencing the worst moments of their life come to the conclusion that people are whiny, insane, psychos who only respond to a very forceful hand. Instead, they need to experts at controlling their own emotions, and recognizing that this is a real human experiencing this anguish, and that in most situations this person probably isn't like this, and that a little empathy oftentimes is much more effective at getting others to follow your instructions.

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[–] 1rash 1 point 22 points (+23|-1) ago 

I agree. But I think the issue here is that she was allegedly killed in her cell.

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

And the she committed suicide while the cctv cameras were off. Funny how things happen.

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[–] Cid ago 

Problem is he's the professional, and he should have acted like one.

Unfortunately the way the world does work doesn't really match the way it's suppose to work. The military is suppose to only kill "bad guys" who want to harm us, our representatives are suppose to actually represent the people that elected them and not special interests, corruption in politics isn't suppose to be the norm, prosecutors aren't suppose to care about winning cases and sending people to jail to have a nice looking high success ratio portfolios above all else, the entire prison system period, etc etc etc.

At this point expecting anything from a cop other than to be a violent and possibly racist thug--hopefully only if provoked--is fucking idiotic. But hey, we can always go tell them to start acting more professional, I'm sure they'll give a shit and wont bullshit us away. The world is more fucked than I think a lot of people realize.

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[–] Sacrefix 1 point 15 points (+16|-1) ago 

They had no reason to kill her, most likely she did herself.

Are you saying she killed herself? I'm confused by your wording.

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[–] Spacehuman 13 points 17 points (+30|-13) ago 

Yes. Most likely she killed herself.

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

Honestly this video was painful to watch; it was a crude use of authority by the officer who was obviously just annoyed and irritated by her attitude and wanted to exploit this in every way (starting with the cigarette.) But, as a white guy, I can tell you I've been in MUCH worse moods when pulled over by officers, and they've never tried to be as combative and dominant as this guy. He was literally yelling and screaming at the top of his longs at her over a simple traffic ticket, when he could have just given her the ticket without escalating the situation.

He had as much attitude as she did. Did you see him ask her why she was annoyed (by the way, who wouldn't be after being pulled over...?), and the say "are you done" when she answered his question?

I'm sorry, that officer is just a fucking dick. And again, I say this as a white guy who supported Darren Wilson, the cops in B-more, etc...

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[–] Spacehuman 7 points -2 points (+5|-7) ago 

He's a dick, but so what? That didn't kill her. She killed herself.

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

Did you watch it? All she did was refuse to put out her cigarette, knowing your rights doesn't make you "ghetto".

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[–] Spacehuman 6 points -1 points (+5|-6) ago 

She went full ghetto. She had a breakdown and killed herself. Ultimately it doesn't matter.

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[–] HST 0 points 32 points (+32|-0) ago 

This is really just a guide for anyone, not just black people. I've found myself following those rules for years now.

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[–] Dereliction 2 points 41 points (+43|-2) ago 

Only black lives matter, HST. Get with the program.

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

For a second I thought you meant "surviving black people"

Then I realized that I was wrong haha

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[–] yellin_pao 1 point 6 points (+7|-1) ago 

What do you gain by thinking like that? You put a blanket statement out there and teach your kids the same bigotry. Tomorrow, they become cops and shoot innocent black people.

You can't classify people's character based on their skin color. It's just plain illogical.

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[–] YB 5 points 31 points (+36|-5) ago 

Generally, I think cops are assholes first, and racist later. They want you to resist so they can exercise power, no matter what color you are.

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

this i completely agree with, too. though, let's face it, black people get it wayyyyyyyyy worse. but yeah, cops are dicks generally speaking. in other news, you read some of the comments on here? some serious racists. holy shit. i guess it's cos we have "coontown" or whatever now? i wonder what percentage of voaters are from the banned hate groups exiled from reddit. i had to get through loads of unsympathetic racism before I got to your pretty neutral comment.

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

Its a negative feedback loop. Blacks commit more crimes, and are rude and disrespectful to cops more often. Cops have to deal with them more often, and its always less pleasant than any other interaction, so they tend to be more on guard and less forgiving. The black community sees cops coming down on them and being rude, and then act rude themselves. its a loop of: cops rude to black -> blacks see cop being rude -> blacks are rude to cops -> repeat forever.

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[–] Dumbledead 10 points 15 points (+25|-10) ago 

ITT: Voat's hatred of cops vs. Voat's racism. This is going to be interesting.

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[–] el_llama 0 points 10 points (+10|-0) ago 

Would that this a ManBearPig?

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

Cops also treat you better from the beginning. In fact you might not have been pulled over at all.

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

And it's why we get caught less often.

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[–] Oranin 5 points 3 points (+8|-5) ago 

Protect and serve; theirselves

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[–] Naught405 3 points 3 points (+6|-3) ago 

To Protect (our profits) and Serve (ousrelves)

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

Its amazing how much these scumbags and their unions are fighting against body cameras.

If their job is so difficult and dangerous then they should be welcoming them.

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

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