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(MPR News)   Cops: "We had to fire into the car multiple times because the driver had a gun." Passenger in the car: "He what now?"   (mprnews.org) divider line
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2021-06-10 8:51:42 PM  
They murdered a man.
Never forget that.
They are known murderers and they are on the loose.
 
2021-06-10 11:22:59 PM  
No video evidence because they chose to turn off the cameras?  Then I will assume the cops are lying.  They murdered an unarmed man.
 
2021-06-10 11:23:55 PM  
Insert 1984 joke here
 
2021-06-10 11:24:30 PM  
This is doubleplus ungood.
 
2021-06-10 11:24:36 PM  
Lying cops?
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2021-06-10 11:27:59 PM  
this will continue to occur as long as we allow it to.
 
2021-06-10 11:28:11 PM  
I am looking forward to the day when the cops go to give a statement to the media and the media go "No thanks, we would like to speak to someone trustworthy."

/shhh lemme dream
 
2021-06-10 11:31:00 PM  
I read somewhere that the US combined police budgets (how much is spent on the police) made it the 3rd largest military budget in the world after the US military and the Chinese military.
 
2021-06-10 11:32:00 PM  

Nadie_AZ: I read somewhere that the US combined police budgets (how much is spent on the police) made it the 3rd largest military budget in the world after the US military and the Chinese military.


You can justify that can of budget by making EVERYONE a criminal.  Which is well on the way to happening.
 
2021-06-10 11:32:24 PM  
The lack of body camera footage of the shooting

How unsurprisingly convenient.
/Here's to hoping someone managed to get this ordeal on video through their phone, Ring, or whatever.
 
2021-06-10 11:35:16 PM  
Its going to be a very long hot summer, isn't it?
 
2021-06-10 11:37:50 PM  

C18H27NO3: /Here's to hoping someone managed to get this ordeal on video through their phone, Ring, or whatever.


It conveniently happened in a parking garage, go figure.
 
2021-06-10 11:41:29 PM  

OgreMagi: Nadie_AZ: I read somewhere that the US combined police budgets (how much is spent on the police) made it the 3rd largest military budget in the world after the US military and the Chinese military.

You can justify that can of budget by making EVERYONE a criminal.  Which is well on the way to happening.


It's already happened.  And we let it happen because we're all too happy to see people we disagree with put in jail.
 
2021-06-10 11:42:33 PM  
Ah shiat, the cops forgot to also murder the witnesses. Oh well, I'm sure they'll quickly kill them and then frame some black people from three states away like they did with the guy who testified against Amber Guyger.
 
2021-06-10 11:44:08 PM  

libranoelrose: C18H27NO3: /Here's to hoping someone managed to get this ordeal on video through their phone, Ring, or whatever.

It conveniently happened in a parking garage, go figure.


Does the garage have a security camera? Of course by now the police would have had any evidence deleted
 
2021-06-10 11:45:37 PM  

TuckFrump: libranoelrose: C18H27NO3: /Here's to hoping someone managed to get this ordeal on video through their phone, Ring, or whatever.

It conveniently happened in a parking garage, go figure.

Does the garage have a security camera? Of course by now the police would have had any evidence deleted


That's my point. Either they did it where the camera wasn't pointed, or they've destroyed anything that might have been on that one camera.

Not out in the open where many people could take cell phone videos.
 
2021-06-10 11:47:59 PM  
Was it a "drop gun"? I hear that's kinda common...
 
2021-06-10 11:50:37 PM  
Cops: We have always been at war with America.
 
2021-06-10 11:58:41 PM  
I was fired from a flower delivery job once because I left the tailgate on the pickup down and lost some of the flowers.

I guess it's more serious to deliver flowers than be a cop.

Like, you could probably become a cop easier than get a job at McDonald's.

Hey! You forgot my fries!

"I'm sorry."


Hey! You murdered my husband and the father of my children!

"F*ck you!"
 
2021-06-11 12:00:49 AM  
I'd rather have a crackhead as a neighbor than a cop. I honestly think they'd be the more honest choice.
 
2021-06-11 12:20:19 AM  
So they changed the law at the federal level, but the cowboy fed agents just ignored it and told the local cops not to wear cameras. They should all be fired
 
2021-06-11 12:28:17 AM  
I have known a lot of cops, (is 10 a lot?) they have issues and lie and cheat on their wives.
One used to hurt my daughter and my ex did not believe her. Two I met went to jail and now have records.  The only really nice cop I ever met was my friends dad who was a Detective, he was really nice.
Oh and the bad cops always carried throwaway guns to plant on suspects, they showed me their guns that were not licensed.
One was dumb enough to let me and his step-son take guns out to shoot and it was illegal.  I was only 19 at the time.
He also gave us a pen gun to shoot!

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2021-06-11 12:29:01 AM  

sinko swimo: this will continue to occur as long as we allow it to.


Im still surprised the families of those getting murdered by pigs dont get payback when the just-us system doesnt do shiat about it.

If some pigs murdered my brothers or my father for bullshiat and the justice system didnt do shiat, someone would drop dead while mowing the lawn on a sunday afternoon. Maybe a heart attack, maybe something else.
 
2021-06-11 12:34:50 AM  

Nadie_AZ: I read somewhere that the US combined police budgets (how much is spent on the police) made it the 3rd largest military budget in the world after the US military and the Chinese military.


I just read it on Fark.

/ Not saying it isn't true...
 
2021-06-11 12:47:58 AM  
So if this guy fired his gun from inside his car there should be gunpowder residue on his hands and probably his clothes due to the confined space.  And the gun he fired should have his prints on it.  Should be trivial for the cops to prove their story.

/ I'm guessing they can't because it's a load of bullshiat
 
2021-06-11 12:53:24 AM  

Jeebus Saves: OgreMagi: Nadie_AZ: I read somewhere that the US combined police budgets (how much is spent on the police) made it the 3rd largest military budget in the world after the US military and the Chinese military.

You can justify that can of budget by making EVERYONE a criminal.  Which is well on the way to happening.

It's already happened.  And we let it happen because we're all too happy to see people we disagree with put in jail.


Every time one of us votes for a local candidate for judge, sheriff, mayor, district attorney, city council, etc etc that runs on a "law and order" or "tough on crime" platform, this gets worse.

This is especially true of the candidates who have "Endorsed by the $anytown$ Police Union" ANYWHERE on their campaign materials.  The sad part is, for most local races most if not all of the candidates drop trou and bend over for these endorsements because so much of the voting public absolutely craves that fascist garbage.
 
2021-06-11 12:55:52 AM  

OgreMagi: Nadie_AZ: I read somewhere that the US combined police budgets (how much is spent on the police) made it the 3rd largest military budget in the world after the US military and the Chinese military.

You can justify that can of budget by making EVERYONE a criminal.  Which is well on the way to happening.


You can't go through the day without breaking some kind of law. So many laws to enforce; so little time.
 
2021-06-11 12:56:15 AM  

DRTFA: Nadie_AZ: I read somewhere that the US combined police budgets (how much is spent on the police) made it the 3rd largest military budget in the world after the US military and the Chinese military.

I just read it on Fark.

/ Not saying it isn't true...


Yeah I know. Sorry I cannot recall the source else I'd hunt it down. I should, anyways.
 
2021-06-11 1:02:18 AM  
Why are so many of these stories coming out of Minnesota?
 
2021-06-11 1:03:55 AM  

Nadie_AZ: Yeah I know. Sorry I cannot recall the source else I'd hunt it down. I should, anyways.



List of countries by military expenditures
and
Bloomberg article stating combined US police budget at $115B for 2020.

So, US military budget at $770B for 2020, China at $252B, and India at $72.9B.
It is just barely possible that we may be paying for a few more toys than the boys in blue strictly need.
 
2021-06-11 1:04:23 AM  

Bonzo_1116: Jeebus Saves: OgreMagi: Nadie_AZ: I read somewhere that the US combined police budgets (how much is spent on the police) made it the 3rd largest military budget in the world after the US military and the Chinese military.

You can justify that can of budget by making EVERYONE a criminal.  Which is well on the way to happening.

It's already happened.  And we let it happen because we're all too happy to see people we disagree with put in jail.

Every time one of us votes for a local candidate for judge, sheriff, mayor, district attorney, city council, etc etc that runs on a "law and order" or "tough on crime" platform, this gets worse.

This is especially true of the candidates who have "Endorsed by the $anytown$ Police Union" ANYWHERE on their campaign materials.  The sad part is, for most local races most if not all of the candidates drop trou and bend over for these endorsements because so much of the voting public absolutely craves that fascist garbage.


That seems pretty easy to subvert though. Target those counties/cities and lie your ass off until you get elected, then change the system.
 
2021-06-11 1:05:53 AM  

HighOnCraic: Cops: We have always been at war with Black America.


/Fixed for accuracy
//No need to thank me, it was my pleasure
/// Just because I can
 
2021-06-11 1:06:40 AM  
Smith was convicted of aggravated robbery in 2017, received a stayed prison sentence and was put on probation. Smith also had a felony conviction out of Ramsey County for firearm possession in which he failed to appear for sentencing on May 19. As a result this warrant for his arrest was issued.  Smith had posted videos threating to murder cops.
 
2021-06-11 1:07:19 AM  

Troy McClure: Why are so many of these stories coming out of Minnesota?


Becoming a literal battleground state.
 
2021-06-11 1:18:18 AM  

RedVentrue: OgreMagi: Nadie_AZ: I read somewhere that the US combined police budgets (how much is spent on the police) made it the 3rd largest military budget in the world after the US military and the Chinese military.

You can justify that can of budget by making EVERYONE a criminal.  Which is well on the way to happening.

You can't go through the day without breaking some kind of law. So many laws to enforce; so little time.


The average person commits several felonies a day without realizing it.  If you wanted a system that guaranteed you could toss anyone you wished in jail, we've created it.
 
2021-06-11 1:23:03 AM  

caljar: Smith was convicted of aggravated robbery in 2017, received a stayed prison sentence and was put on probation. Smith also had a felony conviction out of Ramsey County for firearm possession in which he failed to appear for sentencing on May 19. As a result this warrant for his arrest was issued.  Smith had posted videos threating to murder cops.


Be that as it may, the cops should not be judge, jury, and executioner.
 
2021-06-11 1:24:07 AM  

Fursecution: caljar: Smith was convicted of aggravated robbery in 2017, received a stayed prison sentence and was put on probation. Smith also had a felony conviction out of Ramsey County for firearm possession in which he failed to appear for sentencing on May 19. As a result this warrant for his arrest was issued.  Smith had posted videos threating to murder cops.

Be that as it may, the cops should not be judge, jury, and executioner.


Cops all think they are Judge Dredd.
 
2021-06-11 1:28:25 AM  

Peki: I am looking forward to the day when the cops go to give a statement to the media and the media go "No thanks, we would like to speak to someone trustworthy."


I'm just looking forward to the day that this doesn't happen so often that I can't remember if I know about this one already.
 
2021-06-11 1:30:35 AM  

BafflerMeal: Peki: I am looking forward to the day when the cops go to give a statement to the media and the media go "No thanks, we would like to speak to someone trustworthy."

I'm just looking forward to the day that this doesn't happen so often that I can't remember if I know about this one already.


FWIW, I'm very sorry. This shiat sucks.
 
2021-06-11 1:31:12 AM  

OgreMagi: RedVentrue: OgreMagi: Nadie_AZ: I read somewhere that the US combined police budgets (how much is spent on the police) made it the 3rd largest military budget in the world after the US military and the Chinese military.

You can justify that can of budget by making EVERYONE a criminal.  Which is well on the way to happening.

You can't go through the day without breaking some kind of law. So many laws to enforce; so little time.

The average person commits several felonies a day without realizing it.  If you wanted a system that guaranteed you could toss anyone you wished in jail, we've created it.


And we pass thousands more laws every year.
 
2021-06-11 1:32:15 AM  

OgreMagi: Fursecution: caljar: Smith was convicted of aggravated robbery in 2017, received a stayed prison sentence and was put on probation. Smith also had a felony conviction out of Ramsey County for firearm possession in which he failed to appear for sentencing on May 19. As a result this warrant for his arrest was issued.  Smith had posted videos threating to murder cops.

Be that as it may, the cops should not be judge, jury, and executioner.

Cops all think they are Judge Dredd.


They are.
 
2021-06-11 1:40:03 AM  
killing a person cause you think they had a gun is murder.
 
2021-06-11 1:56:36 AM  

Neondistraction: So if this guy fired his gun from inside his car there should be gunpowder residue on his hands and probably his clothes due to the confined space.  And the gun he fired should have his prints on it.  Should be trivial for the cops to prove their story.

/ I'm guessing they can't because it's a load of bullshiat


And if they ever do furnish that kind of forensic evidence, it'll be called bullshiat too. The DA and lab techs will be said to be colluding with the cops and feds. Nothing will ever be satisfactory to those whose minds are made up.

I want bad cops fired and prosecuted, but I don't believe in conspiracies all the way down.
 
2021-06-11 2:03:32 AM  

jjorsett: Neondistraction: So if this guy fired his gun from inside his car there should be gunpowder residue on his hands and probably his clothes due to the confined space.  And the gun he fired should have his prints on it.  Should be trivial for the cops to prove their story.

/ I'm guessing they can't because it's a load of bullshiat

And if they ever do furnish that kind of forensic evidence, it'll be called bullshiat too. The DA and lab techs will be said to be colluding with the cops and feds. Nothing will ever be satisfactory to those whose minds are made up.

I want bad cops fired and prosecuted, but I don't believe in conspiracies all the way down.


Believe it or not, the criminal justice system actually does fabricate evidence of guilt, and obfuscate evidence of innocence fairly regularly.

Prosecutors don't care if you did it. They just want you in prison.
 
2021-06-11 2:06:19 AM  

W_Scarlet: Prosecutors don't care if you did it. They just want you in prison.


They don't actually care if you go to prison, that's just the normal result.  What they want is a high rate of convictions so they look good for public office or an appointment to the bench.  They'd put their own mothers in jail to achieve this.
 
2021-06-11 2:07:19 AM  

TuckFrump: HighOnCraic: Cops: We have always been at war with Black America.

/Fixed for accuracy
//No need to thank me, it was my pleasure
/// Just because I can


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2021-06-11 2:37:52 AM  

Peki: I am looking forward to the day when the cops go to give a statement to the media and the media go "No thanks, we would like to speak to someone trustworthy."

/shhh lemme dream


I'd rather look forward to the day when the cops go to give a statement to the media and the media accepts it because they actually are trustworthy, and they give an accurate and objective description of the events in question.

/if I'm gonna dream I'm going for the good ones
 
2021-06-11 4:18:26 AM  

caljar: Smith was convicted of aggravated robbery in 2017, received a stayed prison sentence and was put on probation. Smith also had a felony conviction out of Ramsey County for firearm possession in which he failed to appear for sentencing on May 19. As a result this warrant for his arrest was issued.  Smith had posted videos threating to murder cops.


Gosh, good thing he's dead now, you can sleepsafely at night.
 
2021-06-11 4:22:11 AM  

Chromium_One: Nadie_AZ: Yeah I know. Sorry I cannot recall the source else I'd hunt it down. I should, anyways.


List of countries by military expenditures
and
Bloomberg article stating combined US police budget at $115B for 2020.

So, US military budget at $770B for 2020, China at $252B, and India at $72.9B.
It is just barely possible that we may be paying for a few more toys than the boys in blue strictly need.


For most cities, the police are the biggest part of the budget.

\and that's still not enough for the cops, so we have "civil forfeiture".
 
2021-06-11 4:25:40 AM  
The lack of body camera footage of the shooting has raised questions

You think?
 
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