"I will come back with a burner ... and shoot you in the face," according to charging papers. "Burner" is a slang term for a handgun, court documents said.
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Bad Idea, this march. The police don't deserve this. They put their lives on the line. These four in Lakewood didn't make it:
I am not saying there aren't a few rogue officers. But the problem of "police brutality" isn't systematic. The police by & large, serve and protect. They sometimes, give their lives in the line of duty as well.
Fact: We are ever closer to living in a police state.
Fact: Prison rape isn't as sexy as it is in the movies.
Fact: Jeff at #2 is a Catholic Priest/Pedophile/former Nazi
But yeah, I agree with #1. What a shit-heel.
Fact: Facts are things proved by data. Show your work on 1&2.
Punching a police horse is a new way to douche it up in public I haven't seen before.
Guess: You did not get to Fact 3 from @7 before posting
Fact: If not, a little work on the sarcasm detection skills is in order.
Extremists in any direction are assholes, and people like this give people who really work to end police perpetuated violence (which is perpetuated by very very few officers) a bad name.
as a privileged liberal arts grad, i am all about saying fuck the police, but goddamn that guy is scum.
But, really, it sucks when the crazies make a legitimate issue (police abuse of power) a marginalized one.
who the fuck organized this march? i could give them 15 other things worth protesting in seattle besides our cops.
Police brutality and differential enforcement are very real problems in Seattle - blacks represent 56% of drug convictions, but make up just 8.3% of the population. http://www.kcba.org/ScriptContent/KCBA/d…
Additionally, because the SPD is a fairly conservative institution, this fosters a certain tension and disconnect between the police force and the people they are meant to serve.
But this is *not* how you generate a discourse on the problem. This is how you act like a bunch of privileged Arendt-reading anarcho-syndicalists.
Don't forget Thailand. Sounds like the LEO's there are getting their asses soundly handed back to them as well.
I have a feeling these people would call the police if someone were trying to steal their laptops. Or their bikes. Or if a drunk asshole attacked them while walking home from the bar. Obviously they need to try harder and figure out a better point to make.
But the folklore about direct action has become so much more pervasive and powerful than the real information on effective direct action, nobody knows how to do it right anymore. It's like they're trying to recreate the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense by watching that Melvin Van Peebles movie over and over again.
The sad part is that by the time they figure out how wrong they are about pretty much everything, they'll have run out of gas or gotten side-tracked and it won't even occur to most of them to get a job in the nonprofit sector, or go to law school, or get involved in politics. Assuming they're not just too stupid to do any of those things, which is certainly a possibility.
I'm donating even more money to the state troopers and police department because of these assholes. Not all cops are 'bad cops' a lot of cops do a lot of good work and are great dudes. Yes, SWAT and crowd control teams usually get all aggro and knock the shit out of everyone and that's wrong but cops also protect our communities and animals and shit.
Police beating the crap out of a teenage girl in Seatac, police shooting an unarmed restrained man in the head in San Francisco, police shooting multiple unarmed black men in Portland, hundreds of unarmed people being killed by tasers across the country... how could you possibly defend that?
That chick who a few weeks later threatened another kid with a gun at a mall? Yeah, she's was a real fucking winner. Why don't you adopt her?
@ trstr, it's not violence against women, it's violence against idiots. She doesn't get to hide behind her gender and be stupid like that.
"Girl beaten by sheriff's deputy now facing felony harassment charge"
Calhoun reportedly became angry and said, "I will come back with a burner ... and shoot you in the face," according to charging papers. "Burner" is a slang term for a handgun, court documents said.
So go ahead, you adopt the POS. Now, I have no problem with the cop being fired, only an idiot would have done what he did when the camera's are on. But the girl? She deserved the ass kicking, she's a fucking menace to society.
"Burner" was a slang term for a handgun... in the 1970s. Seriously, I think the last time I heard anyone use that term was Gary Oldman in that god-awful movie True Romance.
So she's a menace to society and out of date? WHo the fuck cares, her ass will be jail someday soon and she won't be able to terrorize other 'people of color'. Then these assholes can protest for her release so she can get out and terrorize more 'people of color'.
Dude, you're an idiot. I guess you probably hear that a lot, but it's true. The United States is supposed to be a nation of laws, not of men. We've sort of prided ourselves on it for more than 200 years. That means due process. In that set-up, it's not a cop's job to dole out justice. It's a cop's job to arrest someone and gather evidence, so that the prosecutor can charge them and the jury can deliver a verdict and the judge can make sure the whole thing goes like it's supposed to. Separation of powers: executive, judicial, legislative, etc. That's how the system works, and it's important for its own sake. As far as that goes, I don't really give a fuck if the girl was in custody for j-walking, or if she was in there for beating nuns to death with baby seals. Cops don't get to decide who "deserves" an ass-kicking.
Now, the mistake that you're making is to assume that my opinions about that are based on the girl's status as a "person of color" or an innocent victim; it's not. My opinions about that are based on an understanding of how our system of government is supposed to work, and why it was set up that way. If the girl's a menace to society, I hope she gets convicted and removed from society. But that has nothing to do with a cop kicking her ass because he doesn't like how she took off her shoe, and if you're too stupid to understand that basic fact -- that fact that most people learn in fifth grade history class, and which is endlessly reiterated in TV shows and movies and the most elementary forms of popular entertainment -- you're just too fucking stupid to argue with.