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(Memphis Commercial Appeal)   Police feel they did nothing wrong by interrogating a 12 year old for hours with the camera "accidentally" turned off and getting to confess to a crime he denied doing before and after the "confession"   (commercialappeal.com) divider line 314
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2012-01-15 07:59:45 PM
The measure failed even though the sponsors made compromises -- exempting smaller police departments without the necessary equipment and allowing departments to opt for audio only.

It costs $25. Bullshiat. And they can get a grant for it. they just want statistics. farking sociopaths.
 
2012-01-15 09:53:14 PM

TheBigJerk: Your Average Witty Fark User: After you wade through a lot of shiat and get to the meat of the story, it sounds like this all over again:

[www.cbsnews.com image 540x405]

See if you're trying to be educational you need to actually, say, make a link to a wikipedia article or something.

And if you think everyone knows that reference, well at least one person doesn't.


I'm not an educator. That isn't my job. If someone is in this thread commenting and they don't know who the WM3 are, they're ignorant trolls.

FTFA: "But police comforted her and zoned in on Thomas, focusing on his dislike of church, curiosity about death and the afterlife and his squabbles with his sister."


And Marilyn Manson makes people kill other people, and kids go on school rampages every single day. That's my point- cops made a presumption about the WM3 because of the way they looked and the music they listened to; cops in this case focused a bunch of irrelevant shiat with Cogdell, and then coerced him into a bogus confession. Wow, the kid dislikes the church- this kid's a murderer!

Bullshiat.

No confession should be allowed unless every second of the interaction, from arrest/interview to booking, is recorded. Also, it shouldn't be assumed that 12 year olds know their rights. Miranda should be legally required to be read even when not under arrest and only giving a statement. Period.

/Good call on Wikipedia- next time I'll link to Weekly World News too
 
2012-01-15 10:34:14 PM

xl5150: Once again, I'd like to point out that he CONFESSED. It's not like he would do that if he wasn't guilty. And they wouldn't have even been questioning him if they didn't have some logical reason to believe that he'd done it in the first place. Why would they do that if they knew it would take them away from the real killer?

Sheesh.


5/10, semi-trollish, but not enough assertiveness. You really need to invoke someone rage when you troll, you can't just half it like you did. Otherwise, all you get is a [notsureifserious.jpg] posts.
 
2012-01-15 11:14:26 PM

Beowoolfie: Silverstaff: namatad: am I under arrest?
am I free to go?
bring me my lawyer
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Suddenly refusing to talk to a cop when he comes up to you and starts asking questions is a quick way to make things go from bad to worse ...
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What exactly is it you're planning to arrest me for when in your own words I wasn't doing anything illegal? You flat-out admit above you don't have any evidence...

Now, I bloody dare you! Hit me with your best shot! I'm waving my Internet Law GED right in your face, on bright red paper. What are you going to do to destroy my life just because I was an innocent citizen going about my business, but who knew and demanded his rights to the letter of the law.


And, just like the high school bully he used to be, he's a coward at the core. Mr. Cop can't tell the truth here, because 90% of what he really is is just an illusion. The truth would be peeking behind the curtain and revealing the magic.

You see, what he'd really do in the situation I described is, not a damned thing. He'd try 2 or 3 psychological moves on me to intimidate me, and when I gave him NOTHING in return, he'd tell me to move along. Citizens who know their rights aren't any fun. They won't incriminate themselves with nervous talking, and if you push them too hard you end up with a black mark on your record. Being a cop is a competitive career, you know.

Sure, he'll stick you with anything he can possibly justify, but he was going to do that anyway. It's his job.

Plus the smarter cops already assume they're always being recorded. Certainly they are when they pull me over. DroidLive will be active on my phone streaming to the cloud well before he reaches my car. Sure, it's not admissible evidence today, but if Mr. Cop does anything wrong it's still ending up on YouTube. Attempts to stop citizens doing that haven't been going over with judges very well at all recently.
 
2012-01-15 11:25:58 PM

The My Little Pony Killer: As long as there are officers in the force who will cover up for the ones who pull shiat like this, there is NO SUCH THING as a "good" cop.


If you tell the truth and get a crooked cop fired, you will be the next "crooked cop". Your career will be over and they WILL find something to hem you up on.
 
2012-01-16 12:05:41 AM
Lets see:

You have a special needs daughter who is likely to cause stress to her caregivers.

Her sole caregiver is a person with mental disorders who admits to being off her medications at time. This person is an adult and has tried to get rid of the kids before.

The other person in the house is 12.

You decide the 12 year old is the primary suspect.

That has to win an award for detective stupidity.

/the nutty single mom killed her or had some friend/lover do it (the unknown male DNA)
 
2012-01-16 01:14:46 AM

markslams: And I will continue to believe what my cop friend told me.


3 cop friends, extended family in law enforcement(2 in the FBI), and a sheriff(in a drug trafficking county), have all stopped relying on drug dogs as the sole reason to search someones house or car, most of them have been tipped off that SCOtUS is grumbling that these searches are not legal so you better have other proof.

This is sure to fark up a lot of cases, previous and pending.
 
2012-01-16 02:31:14 AM

ha-ha-guy: Lets see:

You have a special needs daughter who is likely to cause stress to her caregivers.

Her sole caregiver is a person with mental disorders who admits to being off her medications at time. This person is an adult and has tried to get rid of the kids before.

The other person in the house is 12.

You decide the 12 year old is the primary suspect.

That has to win an award for detective stupidity.

/the nutty single mom killed her or had some friend/lover do it (the unknown male DNA)


and why werent the police arrest for gross misconduct and dereliction of duty?
oh wait, cops never make mistakes
 
2012-01-16 02:38:32 AM

Pincy: mikefinch: give them an opportunity to feel like a good cop again, cause they sure dont have any reason to give you a break right off the bat.

I agree that we should treat cops with respect but the second half of your sentence is bullshiat I'm sorry to say. They are public servants. They willingly and voluntarily took the job knowing the risks. If they can't handle that then they need to find a new line of work. Our justice system is based on the notion that people are "innocent until proven guilty". So yes, a cop has a very good reason to give you a break right off the bat. That reason is that we are innocent until proven guilty. If a cop can't handle the pressures of the job and has forgotten about that basic principal of our legal system then he/she needs to stop being a cop.


What im saying is the could give you a speeding ticket and let you go or they could give you a speeding ticket, waste 1 hour of your time and let you go.

You're innocent until proven guilty - but if your being a pain in the ass to a cop your gonna find out they can be bigger pains. Dont escalate.
 
2012-01-16 01:13:04 PM

markslams: Oh, and if the fuzz asks to search your car while pulled over, refuse (which you're legally allowed to do) and they'll call K-9 to come sniff your car. The K-9 handler will get the dog to sit as if it smelled drugs in order to establish probable cause to search your car.



/Knows a cop
//Info straight from the horses mouth
///USA! USA! USA!


This happened to me. They tore the car apart and searched for almost 2 hours, bullying us and yelling in attempts to intimidate, before they gave up and sent us along.

"The dawg don't lie, son" was their Probable Cause. Farkers.
 
2012-01-16 11:25:59 PM

Amos Quito: Asshats, eh?

Well "The President" calls himself "Barry",



My wife calls me "Gigantor", but YOU can call me Mr. Stults, asshole. And you can call the President of the United States "President Obama", and stuff the disrespect up your rancid crack.
And yes, I said the same thing to people about former President Bush. One of the big reasons America is such a craphole right now is because we've spawned a generation of idiots who have no idea how to show respect towards their Nation.
 
2012-01-16 11:28:47 PM

Yaxe: xl5150: Once again, I'd like to point out that he CONFESSED. It's not like he would do that if he wasn't guilty. And they wouldn't have even been questioning him if they didn't have some logical reason to believe that he'd done it in the first place. Why would they do that if they knew it would take them away from the real killer?

Sheesh.

5/10, semi-trollish, but not enough assertiveness. You really need to invoke someone rage when you troll, you can't just half it like you did. Otherwise, all you get is a [notsureifserious.jpg] posts.


Ah, the Fark Gambit: when you have no way of responding to what's just been said, accuse the other person of trolling. Hey, it's easier than developing a thought-process.
 
2012-01-17 08:05:46 AM

Mavent: Amos Quito: Asshats, eh?

Well "The President" calls himself "Barry",


My wife calls me "Gigantor", but YOU can call me Mr. Stults, asshole. And you can call the President of the United States "President Obama", and stuff the disrespect up your rancid crack.
And yes, I said the same thing to people about former President Bush. One of the big reasons America is such a craphole right now is because we've spawned a generation of idiots who have no idea how to show respect towards their Nation.


Respect is earned. Being elected alone does not earn respect. Going against your campaign promises causes you to lose respect. Get over yourself.
 
2012-01-17 04:54:37 PM

Mavent: Yaxe: xl5150: Once again, I'd like to point out that he CONFESSED. It's not like he would do that if he wasn't guilty. And they wouldn't have even been questioning him if they didn't have some logical reason to believe that he'd done it in the first place. Why would they do that if they knew it would take them away from the real killer?

Sheesh.

5/10, semi-trollish, but not enough assertiveness. You really need to invoke someone rage when you troll, you can't just half it like you did. Otherwise, all you get is a [notsureifserious.jpg] posts.

Ah, the Fark Gambit: when you have no way of responding to what's just been said, accuse the other person of trolling. Hey, it's easier than developing a thought-process.


Saying "Well he must be guilty if he confessed! No innocent person would ever admit to something he didn't do!" shows that there's no thought process from the one who said it.
 
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