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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 02:24:26 PM  
Sorry I got so out of hand there for a bit, guys. Every year I have to deal with 1-2 marches/protests and it just drives me totally insane.

I'll try to calm down.
 
2006-08-11 02:24:29 PM  
HA! HA! Police brutality iz teh funnay!!!ein!

/farkin pigs
 
2006-08-11 02:24:36 PM  
The police corp is, unfortunately, a magnet for some arseholes. Most cops are good cops. But the position gives bad ones a lot of leeway to be arseholes.
 
2006-08-11 02:25:27 PM  
Josu: It's important for citizens to continually test cops to be sure they don't abuse their authority. Those that do have no business being cops.

I'm pretty sure most of them keep on being cops, regardless. Seems you really have to fark up to get canned.

Some interesting reading:

Complaints Against Minneapolis Police Officers

 
2006-08-11 02:25:43 PM  
They should've pulled a Rachel Corrie on her after they shot her in the head.

/pops open beer and lawn chair.
//discuss
 
2006-08-11 02:25:53 PM  
Headso

there seem to be an awful lot of people in this thread that run into the 1% of bad cops...

I hope you're not assuming that this thread is representative of the whole.

Also, I would just like to clarify that in no way am I trying to exonerate the cops in question. Based on what we read, which I have to assume is true, it sounds like they were beyond being out of line
 
2006-08-11 02:25:56 PM  
robsul82:

Yes, yes, you are a douchebag. A douchebag who is very adept at making false analogies.


That analogie was spot on and you seem to have missed the finers points of what I was trying to convey.

Ah, well let me make a better one.

I was in the army.

Now I go to college in texas.

During the last pres. election many their was much spirited debate.

But, sadly military wives and other dependants would enter the argument with things like "my husband/dad is in the military so I know what its like"

However those statements where wrong. Just like you are wrong.

You are not a cop, you don't know shiat about it.

Secondhand knowledge is not living it every day.

So STFU.
 
2006-08-11 02:26:13 PM  
Jumping jehosphat those suckers are dangerous. She wasn't kidding when she said she was in danger of being blinded. She took one of those farkers to the FOREHEAD and then walked away? She is one tough lawyer.
 
2006-08-11 02:26:28 PM  
danlpoon: Protest: American as Apple Pie
Shooting Protesters in the Back: As Nazi as scat-porn and eugenics.


for teh winz!, german scat-porn, gold jerry, gold!
 
2006-08-11 02:26:31 PM  
vanity Thank you.

There are so many people here who in the back of their minds wonder what protests really mean or worse have no concept at all. They view incidents rather than the big picture.

They view a protest as a neat news story, or a way to get out of school or work for a day. You have whether intentionally or not raised an awareness of what can truly be gained my mass demonstrations. Instead trying to educate them yourself with the feeble words of one voice, with you have them doing all the leg work and have created a self reinforcing level of awareness. In a sense they have banded against your percieved ignorance in the cause of truth...well sorta of like a protest..hmmmm.

Thank you for choosing to be a common enemy in the cause of truth.
 
2006-08-11 02:26:47 PM  
Watchin something like this though makes me want to start a riot just to see the cops fight them:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vpmpi1UJJaM

(NSFW)
 
2006-08-11 02:27:34 PM  
The last rung of the ladder, the bottom of the huge policing morass includes all the rookies, all the cops who can't make a rank score, all the cops who wish they were somewhere else.


Okay, that explains his whole "squeal like a pig" fetish then....

Thanks.
 
2006-08-11 02:27:46 PM  
2006-08-11 02:24:36 PM Bon_Scott



i61.photobucket.com
 
2006-08-11 02:28:05 PM  
Anyone know where vanity lives? I think I've got just enough time to whip up a sign and get a dreadlock wig before he gets home.

/And patchouli
 
2006-08-11 02:28:10 PM  
savonola - Do you think we're charicatures, like those crushed and mangled by Cartman's giant drill in that South Park episode?

Who cares what happens to a cartoon?

To think that I actually did some soul searching when you called me a ghoul, once upon a time! ...something about dancing with a corpse.
 
2006-08-11 02:28:27 PM  
GavinTheAlmighty: I hope you're not assuming that this thread is representative of the whole.

I'm not, but dont you dismiss the large number of people in this thread who have a poor view of the police, it comes from somewhere...
 
2006-08-11 02:28:53 PM  
tallguywithglasseson: I'm pretty sure most of them keep on being cops, regardless. Seems you really have to fark up to get canned.

Oh, no doubt. Civil demonstration is one tool to try to keep cops in line--I think it helps, but alone it's not sufficient.
 
2006-08-11 02:29:00 PM  
Headso

for teh winz!, german scat-porn, gold showers jerry, gold showers!
 
2006-08-11 02:29:09 PM  
I don't believe I SAID "I know what it's like." I was retelling the stories my dad told me, nothing more, nothing less. Sounds like you're touchy, I don't know, maybe from the military wives or something. Maybe just from the Texas heat. Either way, have some lemonade and chilllllll, buddy.

/this is not Pauly Shore, btw
 
2006-08-11 02:29:12 PM  
filth: But, see, I don't. If your argument is that there are no good cops and that their otherwise-justifiable actions are somehow rendered inappropriate by their evil souls, then we just don't have much more to talk about on this topic.

Did you read the post you quoted? My argument is that the same mentality that says "Haha I hurt somebody!" seems to pervade law enforcement across this country.
True story:
One officer Justin Volpe brutally assaulted a Haitian immigrant, breaking out his teeth and sodomizing him. He then brandished the PLUNGER he used, and bragged to his fellow officers about it.
 
2006-08-11 02:29:15 PM  
i48.photobucket.com

The cops were probably just practicing yogic laughing.
 
2006-08-11 02:29:39 PM  
yeah, they're "just" rubber bullets. Bet you'd be singing a different song if you looked like THESE people who where shot with them:


www.mindfully.org

But...but...rubber bullets dont kill...

BULLSHIAT

www.palestinercs.org
notice the rubber bullet in the back of this guys skull. The rubber slug killed him btw.
 
2006-08-11 02:29:44 PM  
or teh winz!, german scat-porn, gold jerry, gold!

Yer Welcome!

Some people outside the industry like scat-porn. I've yet to meet someone outside the copping industry who likes cops.
 
2006-08-11 02:29:45 PM  
I had a cruiser behind me impatiently blast its horn and almost clip me on its way past when I was a apparently a little slow changing from the left lane into the turn lane. The rest of the road was empty.

/only "cops dicked me" story I can come up with
//avoids driving at night, after the donut shops close
 
2006-08-11 02:29:49 PM  
The answer to all of this is really quite simple.

Was this woman arrested? No.

Clearly, she was involved in a lawful and peaceful protest. One would assume rubber bullets are only fired at people who are breaking the law, and who are committing crmes.

Therefore, the police who shot her with rubber bullet had absolutely no cause to do so, and in fact should be charged with assault and battery. There can be no argument about it.
 
2006-08-11 02:29:55 PM  
I'd love to be a cop. That way I'd feel alot better about the fact that I have a small weener, cuz I'd have the god given right, no, obligation to shoot women with rubber bullets and laugh about it. That's even better than cialis.

\\Judging by most of the posts here, this ain't even America anymore. Sad, sad.
 
2006-08-11 02:30:43 PM  
I'd love to be a cop. That way I'd feel alot better about the fact that I have a small weener, cuz I'd have the god given right, no, obligation to shoot women with rubber bullets and laugh about it. That's even better than cialis.

\\Judging by most of the posts here, this ain't even America anymore. Sad, sad.

(oops, forgot a slash)
 
2006-08-11 02:30:52 PM  
OregonVet: Meh, she wasn't going to complain until she was mocked. She knew she was wrong. Nothing will come of this. Move along.

Did you read the same article I did? My understanding was that she considered the shots an accident until she saw the video of the cops laughing about it. She decided to sue to set an example.

I don't want to start slinging Molotovs but those words are getting very close to, "If she wasn't doing something wrong why was she there?"
 
2006-08-11 02:30:56 PM  
At every protest I've been to in Phoenix, those little wannabe black-block retards tried as hard as they could to get the police to overreact. Luckily they never took the bait.
 
2006-08-11 02:31:17 PM  
Cops suck dick and farkers who like cops suck dick. They suck each others dicks
 
2006-08-11 02:31:41 PM  
Scrotar: To think that I actually did some soul searching when you called me a ghoul, once upon a time! ...something about dancing with a corpse.


No I don't actually. I just took the opportunity to post a funny picture. Having seen the damage these "non-lethal" weapons wreak I have completely reconsidered my position on this thing. The reaction of those cops was excessive and they should be punished.
 
2006-08-11 02:32:03 PM  
Headso

I'm not, but dont you dismiss the large number of people in this thread who have a poor view of the police, it comes from somewhere...

You're right, I apologize, I don't mean to dismiss anyone, I just get testes when people say "all cops suck." To me, that's as ignorant as "all Muslims suck" or "all Americans suck." There are bad cops, I am just fortunate enough that I haven't come across any yet. I feel that the problem is that people don't see the work that police do, hence the only time they come into contact with them is for negative circumstances. Plus, cops deal with shiat all day. That's their only job, to deal with shiat. Perhaps those with negative experiences have caught those cops on bad days. I don't know, not trying to make excuses, just a potential explanation.

I apologize for my earlier comments.
 
2006-08-11 02:32:07 PM  
savonola - Jumping jehosphat those suckers are dangerous. She wasn't kidding when she said she was in danger of being blinded. She took one of those farkers to the FOREHEAD and then walked away? She is one tough lawyer.

Did I misinterpret your 02:17:29 PM post? If so, I apologize.
 
2006-08-11 02:32:07 PM  
canyoneer

Whilst I applaud your spirit, there seems not to have been any assault.
 
2006-08-11 02:32:30 PM  
no video, but many compelling photos

here (pops)
 
2006-08-11 02:32:42 PM  
 
2006-08-11 02:33:02 PM  
In Brevard County, is there a difference between the police and the sheriff's dept? Here there is....the police are usually ok, the sheriff's dept are usually the rednecks how throw their weight around.
 
2006-08-11 02:33:41 PM  
I_Make_Jebus_Cry shiat, those pictures make me hurt. Mostly the one on that guys lower back. I got shot in the back with rocksalt when it was "safe" and it looked just like that, but it hurt so bad that my entire back cramped up for about an 3 hours.

Farking pigs.

i hope they get the boot.
 
2006-08-11 02:34:05 PM  
bdesign
There are thousands and thousands of cops out there doing the right thing every day, fark you for saying they all suck. Just because you may be some fark up that gets himself in trouble with the cops doesn't mean they're doing anything wrong.

The right thing "every day?" Doubtful. Cops make a snap judgment to treat you as a citizen, a worthless turd, or a dangerous criminal, then they treat you that way.

Have you ever had a cop start out suspicious and hostile and then become polite when he figures out you haven't done anything wrong? Nope, it just pisses them off.

Most cops lack professionalism. They learn a little bit about the law and I think that by and large they do it technically pretty well, but that's just the pasta. They serve the pasta with a heaping helping of sauce, and whether it's shiat sauce or marinara depends on exactly what they think of you.

Cops aren't any different from other people in making snap judgments based on your race, your car, and your clothing, but they are very different in that they consider it part of their job to translate their opinion of you into exactly the experience you deserve. In any other job, you'd get fired if you were a dick to everyone you thought deserved it. Supposedly cops these days are being trained not to do that, but they must get a different kind of training when they're on the job.

/glad I'm white
//and drive the most non-threatening car imaginable, a Toyota Camry
 
2006-08-11 02:35:15 PM  
Wow, vanity is doing a good job of trolling today. Mr. Clarence Butterworth may have some competition.
 
2006-08-11 02:35:40 PM  
You'dnotcare

SHOOTING someone is assault, moran.

Bullets, whether rubber or not, are potentially lethal. The cops not only shot her in the head and laughed...they shot her FIVE TIMES.

If anyone ever needed a reason to justify killing a few cops..this is it.

If some jerkoff cop shot me with a rubber bullet at a peaceful protest, I guarantee the bullets I shot back will NOT be made of rubber.
 
2006-08-11 02:36:11 PM  
GavinTheAlmighty

I just get testes

God dammit, you all knew what I meant.
 
2006-08-11 02:36:13 PM  
2006-08-11 01:09:13 PM vanity


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.


Here boy do a little reading on the following Subjects: the 1965 Selma-Montgomery Marches which marked the beggining of the End for Jim Crow and segregation in this country. Particularly when Network News Camera capturered the Brutality of the police against the peaceful Marchers

Then lets go and Look up the Life Of Mhatma Ghandi who used mass peaceful protests to force the British out of India.


Ahh and then of Course there was the People Power Revolution inthe Phillipines in 1986 where mass protests broke the rule a 40-year dictatorship

Or the Russian Demonstrators who foiled the August Coup of 1991


shall I go on or are you prepared to shut up now?
 
2006-08-11 02:36:22 PM  
I'm afraid that our government will turn ugly and fascist, and therefore fear and even hate those who aren't as frightened and distrustful as I am of it.

Those who fear the terrorists must also fear those who, in what must seem to be to them a perplexing lack of proper priorities, are getting in the way of the government's efforts to prevent attacks. Maybe the fear and anger approaches hatred.

What a sad, sad mess. What a predicament. I hope we make it.
 
2006-08-11 02:37:13 PM  
Too all the idiots saying she shouldnt of been shot because she wasent doing anything wrong. "Guilt by association" She/all of the protesters should of left when riot control showed up. Stop the crying, rocks and bricks being thrown isnt exactly "peaceful". No ones fault but her own. Yes the videos of the cops being asses afterwords should not of happend. But there is NOTHING wrong with it. Goodjob police, You did your job by keeping them in line. No one died, so everyone STFU and go home.
 
2006-08-11 02:37:15 PM  
I_Make_Jebus_Cry

Let's see YOU take one then since it doesnt hurt too bad...pussy.

Hey, they're still standing. I love that second picture. They go running to the cops to fill out a complant, about what another cop did to them. Priceless. If you got shot more then once you are an idoit, learn to stay down.
 
2006-08-11 02:37:27 PM  
See, as a professional group, I would think that the police would be more engaged in a lessons learned aspect of this rather than a laugh at the people we shot situation.

I'm working on the assumption that for a protest to break out into a free-for-all was not the desired end game, and since that happened, those supposedly in control did a bad job of managing it and would be rather sad that they failed at their designated task.

Now, if the desired result was to take the first opportunity available to open fire, then they pretty much accomplished their goal and would be happy and celebratory about that.
 
2006-08-11 02:37:30 PM  
I_Make_Jebus_Cry

If anyone ever needed a reason to justify killing a few cops..this is it.

Classy.

If some jerkoff cop shot me with a rubber bullet at a peaceful protest, I guarantee the bullets I shot back will NOT be made of rubber.

No, you'd probably be on the ground, and then when they saw you pull a gun, they'd probably kill you.
 
2006-08-11 02:37:41 PM  
Scrotar: Did I misinterpret your 02:17:29 PM post? If so, I apologize.


No you didn't. I was making fun of "hippies" as is my custom. However, having read the posts and other linked articles and seen the photos of the injuries, I changed my mind and my sympathies. You and I are rare Farkers ... we can be persuaded by the truth.
 
2006-08-11 02:38:51 PM  
What kinds of things do you guys do to warrant this much police attention? Many of you hate cops for a variety of reasons, mostly stemming from how a cop treated you.

Some were even tasored, shot with rocksalt, arrested, and God knows what else. So....what are you even DOING to get into that situation?
 
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