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2021-04-16 9:24:25 AM  
Wow. That's some next level evil.
 
2021-04-16 9:47:49 AM  
January 31, 2018
Over 2 years old.
 
2021-04-16 10:10:29 AM  
Someone posted this 2 year old article on reddit yesterday too. Nice work. Consistent.
 
2021-04-16 10:14:01 AM  
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2021-04-16 10:14:43 AM  

thorpe: January 31, 2018
Over 2 years old.



3 years.  believe it or not, we made t through 2020

/or did we?
 
2021-04-16 10:18:05 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: thorpe: January 31, 2018
Over 2 years old.


3 years.  believe it or not, we made t through 2020

/or did we?


User name is very suspicious
 
2021-04-16 10:22:40 AM  
Joke's on you, Subby. They never shoot anyone by accident, only by "accident".
 
2021-04-16 10:23:56 AM  
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It's an ancient article?
 
2021-04-16 10:23:59 AM  
There's one on the pol tab right now that's from 2.19.2013.
 
2021-04-16 10:24:52 AM  
See, back then, they had to pretend that it was an accident.

Now, they just flat out kill people in broad daylight and get away with it.
 
2021-04-16 10:27:33 AM  

I hereby demand that I be given a Fark account: See, back then, they had to pretend that it was an accident.

Now, they just flat out kill people in broad daylight and get away with it.


Oh, that's not fair. The two that killed people in broad daylight are going to have to stand trial, and even if they're acquitted (and let's be real, they will be) isn't the horror of a trial more punishment than police deserve for killing people?

If you shoot an unarmed 13-year old with his hands up in the middle of the night, though, then it's WAY easier to get away with it.
 
2021-04-16 10:27:37 AM  
Must be one of the 99% of bad cops that give the other 1% a bad name.
 
2021-04-16 10:29:00 AM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: thorpe: January 31, 2018
Over 2 years old.


3 years.  believe it or not, we made t through 2020

/or did we?


I'M TRYING TO FORGET THAT YEAR!
 
2021-04-16 10:29:44 AM  
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Hmm....

/need to remember that this is Fark...
 
2021-04-16 10:30:05 AM  
As long as we're posting old articles where Police get away with planting guns on victims they murder...
 
2021-04-16 10:30:41 AM  

The Negro Community: The two that killed people in broad daylight are going to have to stand trial, and even if they're acquitted (and let's be real, they will be)


Chauvin and Potter?     My guess is they will be convicted.
 
2021-04-16 10:32:18 AM  
Did the OBVIOUS tag get shot a few dozen times and then had a gun planted on it?
 
2021-04-16 10:37:27 AM  
Can't reform this.
 
2021-04-16 10:39:40 AM  
What the fark with this view?

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2021-04-16 10:40:29 AM  
If you murder a 13 years old and dont kill yourself, you deserve to be fed into a woodchipper feet first after 25 years of being homeless and sucking dirty dicks for 25 cents a pop to buy meth after you lost your job and your family and friends left you forever.
 
2021-04-16 10:40:39 AM  
 
2021-04-16 10:41:09 AM  
And I'm reminded of all the times I've had to listen to someone argue till they were blue in the face that this sort of thing would never happen, and "those people" were just making this stuff up.
 
2021-04-16 10:42:50 AM  
"other officers"?

ACAB.
 
2021-04-16 10:48:53 AM  

thorpe: January 31, 2018
Over 2 years old.


And still relevant.

This is the kind of story that SHOULD be re-posted from time to time, lest people forget these aren't conspiracy theories made up by raging cop haters, it's actual shiat that actual police do.
 
2021-04-16 10:49:32 AM  
Surprised they weren't carrying real guns to plant.
 
2021-04-16 10:51:35 AM  
In the old times, they went to the range for target practice. Today, they're just being lazy.
 
2021-04-16 10:52:59 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: Surprised they weren't carrying real guns to plant.


Easier to wave away the toy rather than an unregistered firearm.
 
2021-04-16 10:54:04 AM  

Dusk-You-n-Me: Can't reform this.


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2021-04-16 11:02:21 AM  
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2021-04-16 11:05:55 AM  
And not only this:
Baltimore Cops Carried Toy Guns to Plant on People They Shot, Trial Reveals


in context that is, as an organized group in the known about situaiotn, a conspiracy or established racket as one might say.

And when you know this, about that GROUP, did anyone ever tell their kids to a trust a cop?

The thuged out open secret of a kkk infested police force is one of the reasons i decide to be sure and not have children. I could not tell the lie i got as a kid, nor could i bear to have to tell such a dark and terrible  truth to a child, that i would be compelled to make learn not to trust any cop as part of basic saftey training for living in America.
 
2021-04-16 11:06:09 AM  

shoegaze99: thorpe: January 31, 2018
Over 2 years old.
And still relevant.
This is the kind of story that SHOULD be re-posted from time to time, lest people forget these aren't conspiracy theories made up by raging cop haters, it's actual shiat that actual police do.


I first heard this rumor in the early 80's. From a fireman, if that adds weight to it.
 
2021-04-16 11:09:03 AM  
#3842728284 - The only good cop is a dead cop.
 
2021-04-16 11:13:28 AM  

JasonOfOrillia: Surprised they weren't carrying real guns to plant.


Then what would they sell to the drug dealers?
 
2021-04-16 11:17:19 AM  
They don't have to keep toy guns to drop anymore now that anyone can make a ghost gun.
 
2021-04-16 11:22:26 AM  

Befuddled: They don't have to keep toy guns to drop anymore now that anyone can make a ghost gun.


I don't think "ghost guns" are a major real world issue (at least not yet).  Most of those are made by gun nuts, as opposed to drug dealers and gang members.  It's easier for most criminals to just buy a black market gun, or steal a legit one from an unoccupied house, then to learn the technical knowledge needed to assemble such a thing.
 
2021-04-16 11:22:30 AM  

arrogantbastich: Wow. That's some next level evil.


Sounds like every Police department in this country
 
2021-04-16 11:23:56 AM  

The Negro Community: IIf you shoot an unarmed 13-year old with his hands up in the middle of the night, though, then it's WAY easier to get away with it.


"Unarmed", as in "unarmed" by about a second as you ditched your gun that you had just been firing and evaded police, ran into an alley, and ignored their lawful orders, and suddenly turned....sure lets' go with that definition of "unarmed".

If you have a gun, shoot it around randomly, evade and ignore the police, guess what might happen?
 
2021-04-16 11:32:22 AM  

sandiego1989: The Negro Community: IIf you shoot an unarmed 13-year old with his hands up in the middle of the night, though, then it's WAY easier to get away with it.

"Unarmed", as in "unarmed" by about a second as you ditched your gun that you had just been firing and evaded police, ran into an alley, and ignored their lawful orders, and suddenly turned....sure lets' go with that definition of "unarmed".

If you have a gun, shoot it around randomly, evade and ignore the police, guess what might happen?


Even by your own description of the account, he was disarming himself and surrendering and the cop shot and killed him anyway.  If he had shot and killed the cop instead of surrendering, he might be alive.

I don't think you cophumpers have thought the consequences of your arguments all the way through.
 
2021-04-16 11:32:44 AM  

The_Philosopher_King: shoegaze99: thorpe: January 31, 2018
Over 2 years old.
And still relevant.
This is the kind of story that SHOULD be re-posted from time to time, lest people forget these aren't conspiracy theories made up by raging cop haters, it's actual shiat that actual police do.

I first heard this rumor in the early 80's. From a fireman, if that adds weight to it.


They even have a name: "drop pieces".  When they've got a name, you better believe it's SOP.
 
2021-04-16 11:36:51 AM  

Marcus Aurelius: The_Philosopher_King: shoegaze99: thorpe: January 31, 2018
Over 2 years old.
And still relevant.
This is the kind of story that SHOULD be re-posted from time to time, lest people forget these aren't conspiracy theories made up by raging cop haters, it's actual shiat that actual police do.

I first heard this rumor in the early 80's. From a fireman, if that adds weight to it.

They even have a name: "drop pieces".  When they've got a name, you better believe it's SOP.


They are also featured in dozens of movies and TV shows featuring outright bad or at least "morally questionable" cops.

The concept is also fairly obvious.  If you are a cop and want to murder somebody, there you go.  Also works in when a cop screws up and thought somebody was armed but they weren't.

Body cams are making doing this much more difficult.
 
2021-04-16 11:37:31 AM  

sandiego1989: "Unarmed", as in "unarmed" by about a second as you ditched your gun


You are correct. Before he ditched the gun he was armed and after he ditched the gun he was unarmed. That is what unarmed means and he was unarmed when he was executed.
 
2021-04-16 11:39:29 AM  

sandiego1989: The Negro Community: IIf you shoot an unarmed 13-year old with his hands up in the middle of the night, though, then it's WAY easier to get away with it.

"Unarmed", as in "unarmed" by about a second as you ditched your gun that you had just been firing and evaded police, ran into an alley, and ignored their lawful orders, and suddenly turned....sure lets' go with that definition of "unarmed".

If you have a gun, shoot it around randomly, evade and ignore the police, guess what might happen?


The police might murder you because they were terrified of an unarmed 13-year-old?
 
2021-04-16 11:51:07 AM  
New Orleans PD used the term "Ham Sandwich" for similar items.
 
2021-04-16 11:53:05 AM  

sandiego1989: The Negro Community: IIf you shoot an unarmed 13-year old with his hands up in the middle of the night, though, then it's WAY easier to get away with it.

"Unarmed", as in "unarmed" by about a second as you ditched your gun that you had just been firing and evaded police, ran into an alley, and ignored their lawful orders, and suddenly turned....sure lets' go with that definition of "unarmed".

If you have a gun, shoot it around randomly, evade and ignore the police, guess what might happen?


1. None of those things qualify for summary execution, and the police are not authorized to dispense summary execution anyway.

2. Per body cam footage, his hands were open, empty, and raised when the officer opened fire. If you think he was a threat you need a mental health exam for delusions.
 
2021-04-16 12:08:01 PM  
Yeah, cops have been carrying throwdown guns since there's been cops.
 
2021-04-16 12:11:56 PM  

It'sMorphin'Time: sandiego1989: The Negro Community: IIf you shoot an unarmed 13-year old with his hands up in the middle of the night, though, then it's WAY easier to get away with it.

"Unarmed", as in "unarmed" by about a second as you ditched your gun that you had just been firing and evaded police, ran into an alley, and ignored their lawful orders, and suddenly turned....sure lets' go with that definition of "unarmed".

If you have a gun, shoot it around randomly, evade and ignore the police, guess what might happen?

1. None of those things qualify for summary execution, and the police are not authorized to dispense summary execution anyway.

2. Per body cam footage, his hands were open, empty, and raised when the officer opened fire. If you think he was a threat you need a mental health exam for delusions.


Yeah, these nay-sayers have it in their mind that if there was ever a gun, for whatever reason, they can just shoot the people they're chasing because they MIGHT turn around and use it on the cops. JUSTIFIED.

It's no suprise to me that they feel this same way about a 13 year old boy who was probably just neglegantly-firing in an urban area. No other casualties, no other confrontation reported, just "Shots Fired" and a violent response resulting in the murder of an empty handed kid with his arms raised in the air before being executed.

They're either trolls or in desparate need of something called empathy.

/In the country, cops would have rolled up and discouraged them from entertaining themselves with gunfire.
 
2021-04-16 1:43:12 PM  
Jedsus HY Cthulhu
 
2021-04-16 2:44:04 PM  

It'sMorphin'Time: 2. Per body cam footage, his hands were open, empty, and raised when the officer opened fire. If you think he was a threat you need a mental health exam for delusions.


Watch the video. Not the edited versions where they slow down the video or pause it at the moment he has his hands halfway up and empty, making it look like the kid was in that position for an extended length of time, but the full speed video that doesn't pause. The cop was given an instant to decide whether or not to shoot when the kid turned. The kid was stupid, which not uncommon from a thirteen year-old, but his stupidity is what got him killed.

How does a thirteen year-old not outrun a cop? The cop is older and has roughly thirty pounds of added dead weight on his person. The only thing I can figure as to why he couldn't outrun the cop is the utterly stupid fashion choice of wearing one's pants halfway down one's ass.
 
2021-04-16 2:45:15 PM  

Hoblit: Yeah, these nay-sayers have it in their mind that if there was ever a gun, for whatever reason, they can just shoot the people they're chasing because they MIGHT turn around and use it on the cops. JUSTIFIED.

It's no suprise to me that they feel this same way about a 13 year old boy who was probably just neglegantly-firing in an urban area. No other casualties, no other confrontation reported, just "Shots Fired" and a violent response resulting in the murder of an empty handed kid with his arms raised in the air before being executed.

They're either trolls or in desparate need of something called empathy.

/In the country, cops would have rolled up and discouraged them from entertaining themselves with gunfire.


Yeah...and that's assuming the kid had a gun and the gun they found wasn't just someone tossing a broken one (in some places, there's a group of people who think trash cans are for losers). He might have just had something reflective, like a soda can, and been worried that the cop would mistake it for a weapon.
 
2021-04-16 4:02:40 PM  

Befuddled: It'sMorphin'Time: 2. Per body cam footage, his hands were open, empty, and raised when the officer opened fire. If you think he was a threat you need a mental health exam for delusions.

Watch the video. Not the edited versions where they slow down the video or pause it at the moment he has his hands halfway up and empty, making it look like the kid was in that position for an extended length of time, but the full speed video that doesn't pause. The cop was given an instant to decide whether or not to shoot when the kid turned. The kid was stupid, which not uncommon from a thirteen year-old, but his stupidity is what got him killed.

How does a thirteen year-old not outrun a cop? The cop is older and has roughly thirty pounds of added dead weight on his person. The only thing I can figure as to why he couldn't outrun the cop is the utterly stupid fashion choice of wearing one's pants halfway down one's ass.


If you're unsure, if you've given an order and haven't seen compliance or defiance, and if you're not under fire, you don't shoot. Even I know that.

If you have a gun in your hands, you don't pull the trigger unless you're actually under fire. That's the whole point of responsible gun use. He wasn't under fire and never took the time to assess the situation. That's murder.
 
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