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(ABC)   Cops shoot peaceful protester with rubber bullets and then laugh heartily about it afterwards, on videotape   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 1249
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2006-08-11 01:01:37 PM
Friggin' hate the cops. Farking pigs.
 
2006-08-11 01:01:39 PM
This is inexcusable...

yet funny.
 
2006-08-11 01:01:53 PM
damitjim
So just going by her description of how things went down... after being shot in the leg with a rubber bullet, then getting pics taken of it, she goes BACK and sits down and placing her head down.... dumbass deserved the shot to the top of the head. Obviously the idea was to move the group and she went back for more... if a dog bites you, you don't try to pet it again.

That's right. Because if a cop attacks you for exercising your Constitutional right, you should obey him and forget all about those pesky rights you have.

Idiot.
 
2006-08-11 01:02:08 PM
Wow looks like some of you actually want to live in a police state. Screw you fascists.
 
2006-08-11 01:02:45 PM
I blaim...

(spins Blaim-o-rama from Blammo!)

...video games!
 
2006-08-11 01:02:48 PM
wmoonfox

Nothing personal, I know you're just doing your job, but if you raise a gun at me while I'm peacefully exercising my rights, I will shoot you... I will not wait to be shot to determine whether your firearm is "non-lethal".


It won't be "personal" when you (and the people around you) are shot by real bullets immediately afterwards.

Smart thinking!
 
2006-08-11 01:02:50 PM
trust
Since the two are totally equal. Good call...way to take reason totally out of the discussion.

We should DEFINITELY have police out there on a daily basis deciding which laws to uphold and which ones to ignore. Brilliant farking idea. Give Howie Dean a call, hes looking for a few good men...
 
2006-08-11 01:03:01 PM
Angel of Death: Oh, and anyone whose brain operates on any form of logic that says that a person sitting down and cowering with her head down deserves to be shot in the head does himself deserve to be shot in the head.


I don't remember reading anything in the article about cowering. I do remember something about bragging about it to camera crews. Either way, from the article the shooting doesn't seem justified. I wonder what the real story is.

/media fakes photos, you think they don't liven up stories?
 
2006-08-11 01:03:02 PM
Something is...missing from this news story. Since I'm neither a knee-jerk cop-hater nor protestor-hater, I can't make heads or tails of this account. The story, as presented here, is clear-cut case of criminal behavior on the cop's part. Cops can just shoot anyone they want, with no warning to disperse? Yet they're found to have done nothing wrong? doesn't add up. Something is being left out here.
 
2006-08-11 01:03:18 PM
They should have used real bullets.
Now, that would have been hysterical.
 
2006-08-11 01:03:44 PM
Can somebody send a link of the story where it says they were throwing rocks at the police? That's not in the article.

Even then, I don't think somebody cowering under a sign in the fetal position was the one throwing rocks, and certianly shouldn't be laughed at when she was shot for no reason whatsoever.
 
2006-08-11 01:03:49 PM
Funniest story this year.

LOL!!!

The goverment/state has our best intentions in mind. Keep that in mind and you will do fine.
 
2006-08-11 01:03:59 PM
"What type of training leads people to laugh about shooting an unarmed citizen for merely holding up a sign that says 'Fear Totalitarianism'?"

that's one hell of a question. i think we can all agree totalitarianism is a bad thing, right?

right?
 
2006-08-11 01:04:09 PM
Why don't these humps sign up for Iraq? Oh, they probably wouldn't like being shot back at.
 
2006-08-11 01:04:13 PM
Hopefully with the rise of wireless broadband everywhere abuses like these will be exposed often enough to actually deter the cops from crushing people who choose to exercise their first amendment rights.

Someday soon maybe the cops will think before they go in knocking heads. In the future a certian percentage of the crowd will have cheap little webcams and microphones to record crimes. True, the cops can take the cameras and smash them but the damning evidence will be on a hard drive far beyond your reach.

I wonder how long after that time will the wireless networks around protest areas will mysteriously quit working right before the police move in.

It's a sad, sad time in America. If you choose to go to a peace rally you have to be prepared to be shot, maced, beaten and arrested by an organization once intended to protect you.

Thomas Jefferson would puke.
 
2006-08-11 01:04:23 PM
A filthy fascist is still a filthy fascist no matter how blue their suit is.
Hopefully a civil court judge will see through that disguise.
 
2006-08-11 01:04:33 PM
sylaak

From TFA, page 2: "I fortunately had my head down between my knees while I cowered on the ground under my sign, so the shot didn't hit me directly in the eye," she said.
 
2006-08-11 01:04:49 PM
Not only are a lot of morons on this thread defending police misconduct, they're also seeing imaginary rocks.
 
2006-08-11 01:05:08 PM
We should spend the day naming off protests that actually resulted in something.

OH WAIT. There are none.

Fire away, fellas. These people are annoying as fark!
 
2006-08-11 01:05:14 PM
smeegle: Wow looks like some of you actually want to live in a police state. Screw you fascists.

isn't it nice to have people who are more than willing to give up not only their freedoms, but yours as well?
 
2006-08-11 01:05:15 PM
Jake Steed

A filthy hippie is still a filthy hippie regardless of what she is wearing. It was good of the cops to see through her disguise.


Okay, that IS pretty funny.
 
2006-08-11 01:05:23 PM
the police state can't happen unless there are apologists for the government that will overrule and outgun the true patriots.
 
2006-08-11 01:05:25 PM
Is there still anyone out there that does not understand why police allowed non-lethal weapons to be forced on them ("don't fling me in that briar patch")?

So they can torture people with them.

Proper disposition of cop who shoots unarmed women in face: shoot him in the face, then fired, then bankrupt, then jail.
And if, by the merest co-incidence, she happens to hit him in the eye... so much the better.

A few one-eyed cops walking around prison will send a useful message.
 
2006-08-11 01:05:47 PM
AHeitman: Since the two are totally equal. Good call...way to take reason totally out of the discussion.

Seems relevant to me. If our cops are forgiven for their actions because they were doing the will of the state, shouldn't the Nazis have been forgiven as well?

We should DEFINITELY have police out there on a daily basis deciding which laws to uphold and which ones to ignore. Brilliant farking idea. Give Howie Dean a call, hes looking for a few good men...

I'm not talking about cops picking and choosing which laws are fair. I'm talking about them not using laws to abuse people. Firing on unarmed people should land these guys in jail, IMO.
 
2006-08-11 01:05:57 PM
C'mon, who hasn't wanted to shoot some dirty hippies with rubber bullets?

www.radicalruss.net

/hate hippies
 
2006-08-11 01:06:06 PM
Kiler
"A free people ought not only to be armed and disciplined but they should have sufficient arms and ammunition to maintain a status of independence from any who might attempt to abuse them, which would include their own government." -- George Washington

A Damn Fine quote from a Damn Fine man. Thanks Kiler.
 
2006-08-11 01:06:35 PM
Angel of Death
Supposing for a moment that this is true, being a real biatch doesn't warrant rubber bullets to the leg and head.


Maybe not, but it should.


Seriously, peaceful protesting is wonderful and well within your rights to do without harassment from the cops. However when you are told by the cops to disperse and you refuse, you are no longer a peaceful protestor. At that point you become a criminal, and if a rubber bullet hits you in the head perhaps it really is a blessing.
 
2006-08-11 01:06:46 PM
AHeitman

yeah huh, it does so. it does it does it does.

Its called rule of law, its what separates us from old west violence and murder.

Whether or not the laws are correct are not for the police to decide...


Ahhh...the old tried and true Nuremberg defense.
We traded old west violence and murder for NEW west violence and murder.
"Take that, Rodney King!"

"Do you think 40 shots were enough?"
"Better make it 41, just to be sure."

"Damn blacks on their Brooklyn apartment rooftops..."
 
2006-08-11 01:06:47 PM
Posts to this thread
Posts to this thread > 500 = police suck! Let's get them!
 
2006-08-11 01:07:02 PM
organizized: Something is being left out here.


I'll wager that elsewhere in the protest there was the usual guy who makes everyone else looks bad doing things like attacking cops and they shot at him hitting the "oh, woe is me" lady in red accidentally.

Look people, it's real simple. If you don't want to get hurt, DON'T GO TO FARKING PROTESTS! People get hurt at them all of the damn time. It's like being surprised when you break your ankle skydiving. Guess what? It farking happens and it is farking common and skydivers expect it to happen eventually if it hasn't already. If you're a protester, EXPECT TO EVENTUALLY BE HURT PROTESTING!
 
2006-08-11 01:07:14 PM
Balchinian: However when you are told by the cops to disperse and you refuse, you are no longer a peaceful protestor.

RTFA. They weren't told to disperse, moron.
 
2006-08-11 01:07:18 PM
Man, that is sick.
 
2006-08-11 01:07:19 PM
robsul82


Yeah, it's not erudition, just knowing exactly what happens to members of civilian review boards if they come in with a ruling not agreeable to cops.

shiathead.



Were you a member of the Civilian Complaint Review board? Did you witness any of this hassling by the policemen you know or associate with?

Just wondering since I know a guy(fark cliche aside this is actually true) who worked for the board and he never complained about treatment. Especially during his interviews of police officers (ranging from regular uniforms to senior detectives).


/you're full of shiat
 
2006-08-11 01:07:21 PM
layyze: the ones that generally volunteer to work at those large protests are particularly aggressive.

I saw a documentary about the IMF conference/protests in florida a few years ago and it was tough to accept. The IMF sent people in ahead of time to train the police how to deal with the protestors. Because of the revenue a conference like this generates, the local government was all for it. The police didn't even pretend they were acting in the best interest of Floridians, they were private, paid security for the IMF and contemptuous of any assembled protestor. Simply showing up was viewed as an indicator of aggression.
 
2006-08-11 01:07:40 PM
Why wouldn't they laugh about it? No one was hurt.

If a kid falls off his bike its funny.

If he breaks his neck and dies when he falls off a bike, it isn't funny.

In the video the cops say there were bricks and stuff being thrown. I'm no fan of cops, but don't throw crap at people and get mad when they retaliate.
 
2006-08-11 01:07:48 PM
Shoot them damn hippies !!

/ and don't forget to leave your boot print on their rib cage..
 
2006-08-11 01:07:48 PM
Why do cops have contempt for citizens?
-Because most of the citizens they deal with are criminals.

Why do citizens have contempt for cops?
-Because many cops assume they're criminals.

And the spiral of entropy continues...
 
2006-08-11 01:07:57 PM
coffeeshark It won't be "personal" when you (and the people around you) are shot by real bullets immediately afterwards.

If that's what happens, then that's what happens. I have a CCW specifically for the purpose of defending myself against armed agressors -- being a police officer does not disclude you from that category if you meet the criteria. Point a gun at me without cause and, regardless of who you are, you will be shot if I am at all capable of doing so. I'm not going to wait for your bullet to hit me so that I can make a determination as to the lethality of your gun.
 
2006-08-11 01:07:58 PM
Riche Hopefully with the rise of wireless broadband everywhere abuses like these will be exposed often enough to actually deter the cops from crushing people who choose to exercise their first amendment rights.

Then they will be arrested for interferring with a police operation by videotaping the police abusing them.
 
2006-08-11 01:08:02 PM
gbv23
We recently had some cops up here near Portland shoot an unarmed naked guy....near Mt. Hood.

So you are saying the naked guy was uncircumsized?
 
2006-08-11 01:08:51 PM
The police are always on your side...

hothaus.de
 
2006-08-11 01:08:54 PM
Ah well. We're due a correction soon. Hopefully we can return to the days when armed militants proactivly hunted down police. They only have themselves to blame.
 
2006-08-11 01:08:55 PM
sylaak: Look people, it's real simple. If you don't want to get hurt, DON'T GO TO FARKING PROTESTS!

see, it works, attack the populace for speaking against the government, and they will stop speaking against the government.
 
2006-08-11 01:09:13 PM
I'm still waiting for someone to "school me" regarding a protest that had an actual result in the end.

As of now, it still stands as zero. These people march for NOTHING. They're an absolute waste of time and resources.
 
2006-08-11 01:09:15 PM
vanity

Vietnam?
 
2006-08-11 01:09:48 PM
Am I the only one who heard the officer say they were being targeted by rocks and bricks?

The article said ""What type of training leads people to laugh about shooting an unarmed citizen for merely holding up a sign that says 'Fear Totalitarianism'?""

If there are even just a few asshats throwing shiat at the cops it changes the whole atmosphere of the protest.

That being said, if the cops were not there, there would be no targets.
 
2006-08-11 01:09:50 PM
Not defending a-hole jarhead facist cops but:

The rubber bullet(s) that struck her may have been shotgun rubber pellets. She may have simply caught some stray shot intended for other targets.

Israelis use rubber rifle bullets which are more accurate and REALLY dangerous at close range.
 
2006-08-11 01:10:15 PM
SSPinkerton
isn't it nice to have people who are more than willing to give up not only their freedoms, but yours as well?

Thrilling. All I can say is remember what they did to Mussolini when he sold out.

These jackasses would end up getting the same treatment if I had a say in it.
 
2006-08-11 01:10:16 PM
img96.imageshack.us
"Jesus Christ, when will these damn hippies learn?"
 
2006-08-11 01:10:25 PM
TightHeadProp: Why wouldn't they laugh about it? No one was hurt.

If a kid falls off his bike its funny.

If he breaks his neck and dies when he falls off a bike, it isn't funny.



Exactly.
 
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