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(AP News)   For over two years, Louisiana state police kept secret body cam video showing a white officer beating a man with a flashlight 18 times in 24 seconds for committing the high crime of improper lane usage while Black   (apnews.com) divider line
    More: Murica, Police, Louisiana, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Aaron Larry Bowman, Police brutality, Federal prosecutors, Trooper, Graphic body camera video  
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2021-08-25 12:28:16 PM  
ACAB.
 
2021-08-25 12:54:14 PM  
Predicting now how it plays out -- officer resigns, so charges are dropped, and then he gets his job back because he has no record. Possibly lawsuit against the state for back pay too.
 
2021-08-25 1:22:38 PM  
Black guy with a flashlight?  Oh, you know that's a beating.  Just wondered what the cop beat him with.
 
2021-08-25 1:22:40 PM  
I bet they used it in a gag reel during office parties.
 
2021-08-25 1:23:40 PM  
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2021-08-25 1:24:05 PM  
So what do you want to do, invade and hold the territory for 20 years, then pull out and watch it go back to default in a single day again? These people are choosing to suffer in this way. They want to be a hundred separate tribes and settle their disputes with the sword. I think we should leave them to it.
 
2021-08-25 1:24:07 PM  
18 times in 24 seconds...

Wow...that's pretty quick...18 times in 24 seconds. That's one hell of an arm...

I bet he's that quick from all the masturbating he does in the shower every morning when he wakes up.
 
2021-08-25 1:24:10 PM  
Did you say 'flashlight' or 'fleshlight'?
You heard me.

/Shamelessly stolen
 
2021-08-25 1:24:11 PM  
That's a beat down. If there are defensive wounds on his arms, the cop needs to be put in gen pop.
 
2021-08-25 1:24:17 PM  
18 times in 24 seconds

Wow, how many tickets did he get for that?

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Pew
2021-08-25 1:24:54 PM  
Why isn't there a law mandating that these immediately be made public.
 
2021-08-25 1:25:04 PM  
Monroe, LA. Not surprising.
 
2021-08-25 1:25:10 PM  
You'd think that the police would be the ones most eager to remove bad officers from their midsts....
 
2021-08-25 1:26:33 PM  
Where is Gavin Eugene Long when we need him
 
2021-08-25 1:27:31 PM  

covfefe: So what do you want to do, invade and hold the territory for 20 years, then pull out and watch it go back to default in a single day again? These people are choosing to suffer in this way. They want to be a hundred separate tribes and settle their disputes with the sword. I think we should leave them to it.


I can't tell if you're in the wrong thread or saying the police are an occupying force in Louisiana...

Either way, I laughed.
 
2021-08-25 1:28:25 PM  
Curiously, they have disabled comments on their Facebook page.
 
2021-08-25 1:30:46 PM  
fark blue lives
 
2021-08-25 1:31:19 PM  
That pig needs a little time in a federal penitentiary.

Being a military veteran should suspend you from being a police officer ever.
 
2021-08-25 1:32:03 PM  
It is disgusting that a cop should do this. Made even more disgusting that it should be covered up. Many heads should roll.
 
2021-08-25 1:32:17 PM  

covfefe: These people are choosing to suffer in this way. They want to be a hundred separate tribes and settle their disputes with the sword. I think we should leave them to it.


Sounded more like he was going for nonviolent resistance
 
2021-08-25 1:32:36 PM  

iheartscotch: You'd think that the police would be the ones most eager to remove bad officers from their midsts....


If good cops outnumbered bad cops, there would be no more bad cops.
 
2021-08-25 1:32:36 PM  

iheartscotch: You'd think that the police would be the ones most eager to remove bad officers from their midsts....


Gosh, you're right! It's so weird, they keep saying it's only a few bad apples. So they must be trying like hell to find the bad apples and get rid of them. Because that's what you do when you are not yourself a bad apple, right? Clearly this was just a mistake, because the police are full of mostly good apples, and no good apple would hide this on purpose. Right?
 
2021-08-25 1:32:38 PM  

covfefe: So what do you want to do, invade and hold the territory for 20 years, then pull out and watch it go back to default in a single day again? These people are choosing to suffer in this way. They want to be a hundred separate tribes and settle their disputes with the sword. I think we should leave them to it.


User name checks out.
 
2021-08-25 1:32:46 PM  

headslacker: Being a military veteran should suspend you from being a police officer ever.


remember the cop who got fired for *not* shooting a guy because he used his military training to de-escalate a situation?
 
2021-08-25 1:33:47 PM  

Lee in Texas: Curiously, they have disabled comments on their Facebook page.


No comments on the Yahoo page either; that must have been a regular Algonquin Roundtable before it was shut down
 
2021-08-25 1:34:51 PM  
Time to Chauvin another pig.
 
2021-08-25 1:35:02 PM  
We're seeing these types of stories exposed almost every day, yet a certain fark fake cop with the mentality of a 12 year old insists there isn't wide-spread cop coverups.  When it takes years for the truth to be revealed, there's a farking conspiracy that has infected cop society.
 
2021-08-25 1:35:17 PM  
How many are looking at that and saying 18 times in 24 seconds? I bet I could make 20.
 
2021-08-25 1:35:57 PM  
The flashlight company should hire him for an endorsement

Our flashlights take a beating and hand out a beating.  Still shines bright!

Which is why I don't work in marketing.
 
2021-08-25 1:37:32 PM  
"Brown faces state charges of second-degree battery and malfeasance in Bowman's beating."
"8-inch aluminum flashlight reinforced with a pointed end"
"bashing Bowman on his head and body"


Should be attempted murder.
 
2021-08-25 1:38:14 PM  

covfefe: So what do you want to do, invade and hold the territory for 20 years, then pull out and watch it go back to default in a single day again? These people are choosing to suffer in this way. They want to be a hundred separate tribes and settle their disputes with the sword. I think we should leave them to it.


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2021-08-25 1:38:24 PM  

daffy: It is disgusting that a cop should do this. Made even more disgusting that it should be covered up. Many heads should roll.


Yep.  There were multiple police officers there that saw a crime being committed and did nothing to stop it.  All of them need to be in jail as well.
 
2021-08-25 1:38:41 PM  

RecoveringLibertarian: Lee in Texas: Curiously, they have disabled comments on their Facebook page.

No comments on the Yahoo page either; that must have been a regular Algonquin Roundtable before it was shut down


The Facebook page does have a phone number and a Messenger link. They answer the phone, too. At least they did a few minutes ago. Let them know what you think. They're big boys and girls. They knew the risk.
 
2021-08-25 1:43:21 PM  

Pew: Why isn't there a law mandating that these immediately be made public.


WHAT? THE BEATINGS?!!?
 
2021-08-25 1:45:00 PM  
So i hit em upside the head
With an aluminum flash a light
My name is mud
 
2021-08-25 1:45:38 PM  
Who says racism isn't alive and really well in this country? It seems that it is treated like the junky that says they quit, but still shoots up in the back. Everyone knows, but won't do anything, because he says he has changed.
 
2021-08-25 1:53:28 PM  
Promotion for said officer in 3...2...1...
 
2021-08-25 1:55:54 PM  

Cafe Threads: ACAB.


Look, it's just one bad apple. Well, and his partner. That's it. Ok and the guys in their station that helped keep the video buried. Ok so maybe also the fraternal order of police members and unions that stymie any meaningful reform to provide independent oversight for bad apples investigations.

So just a few tens of thousands of bad apples.
 
2021-08-25 1:59:17 PM  
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2021-08-25 2:02:30 PM  

Maturin: Monroe, LA. Not surprising.


Without Louisiana police departments, Los Angeles would just win the worst LAPD title every year.
 
2021-08-25 2:03:33 PM  
Dude is face down on the ground with his hands on his head.  No excuse for that kind of beating.  Cop is going to get a little time to think about how being a dick doesn't pay off.
 
2021-08-25 2:03:50 PM  
Last week two cops were fired from the Chicago police department for their criminal activity.  They were using fake warrants to steal property, amongst many other crimes.

They were convicted TWO YEARS AGO, yet remained on the payroll up until a week ago.

We can't even get cops to distance themselves from convicted criminal cops, so there's no farking chance they'll care about a mere rumor only supported by clear video of a crime being committed.
 
2021-08-25 2:05:39 PM  
For those who don't know, the ACLU has an video recording app called Mobile Justice that uploads to their servers as you're recording, so if you ever see bullshiat like this going down, you're a few taps away from getting evidence when the body cameras "mysteriously malfunction" or "the recording gets lost for 2 years", and even if the asshole in question smashes your phone, the video's already sitting in the ACLU office.

It's a great tool to prevent this kind of bullshiat, and while odds are, you'll never actually use it, it's gotta be ready to go or you won't have time to download it during an incident.
 
2021-08-25 2:10:09 PM  

Lee in Texas: RecoveringLibertarian: Lee in Texas: Curiously, they have disabled comments on their Facebook page.

No comments on the Yahoo page either; that must have been a regular Algonquin Roundtable before it was shut down

The Facebook page does have a phone number and a Messenger link. They answer the phone, too. At least they did a few minutes ago. Let them know what you think. They're big boys and girls. They knew the risk.


Is it legal to call the police to call gem names?
 
2021-08-25 2:11:47 PM  

trerro: For those who don't know, the ACLU has an video recording app called Mobile Justice that uploads to their servers as you're recording, so if you ever see bullshiat like this going down, you're a few taps away from getting evidence when the body cameras "mysteriously malfunction" or "the recording gets lost for 2 years", and even if the asshole in question smashes your phone, the video's already sitting in the ACLU office.

It's a great tool to prevent this kind of bullshiat, and while odds are, you'll never actually use it, it's gotta be ready to go or you won't have time to download it during an incident.


I have it installed on my phone.  I haven't had any need for it yet, but I think of it the same way as I think of a fire extinguisher or gun.  Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.
 
2021-08-25 2:11:53 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: Lee in Texas: RecoveringLibertarian: Lee in Texas: Curiously, they have disabled comments on their Facebook page.

No comments on the Yahoo page either; that must have been a regular Algonquin Roundtable before it was shut down

The Facebook page does have a phone number and a Messenger link. They answer the phone, too. At least they did a few minutes ago. Let them know what you think. They're big boys and girls. They knew the risk.

Is it legal to call the police to call gem names?


Not sure.  Why don't you do it and let us know how it turns out.
 
2021-08-25 2:13:18 PM  

Ketchuponsteak: Lee in Texas: RecoveringLibertarian: Lee in Texas: Curiously, they have disabled comments on their Facebook page.

No comments on the Yahoo page either; that must have been a regular Algonquin Roundtable before it was shut down

The Facebook page does have a phone number and a Messenger link. They answer the phone, too. At least they did a few minutes ago. Let them know what you think. They're big boys and girls. They knew the risk.

Is it legal to call the police to call gem names?


I didn't call them names, but I did suggest they could pull their heads out of their asses.
 
2021-08-25 2:18:41 PM  
The cop knew how to make the video go into the memory hole:

Brown not only failed to report his use of force but mislabeled his footage as a "citizen encounter" in what investigators called "an intentional attempt to hide the video from any administrative review."
 
2021-08-25 2:20:30 PM  

Arkkuss: "Brown faces state charges of second-degree battery and malfeasance in Bowman's beating."
"8-inch aluminum flashlight reinforced with a pointed end"
"bashing Bowman on his head and body"

Should be attempted murder.


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Knows about beating men with flashlights.
 
2021-08-25 2:21:03 PM  

LL316: daffy: It is disgusting that a cop should do this. Made even more disgusting that it should be covered up. Many heads should roll.

Yep.  There were multiple police officers there that saw a crime being committed and did nothing to stop it.  All of them need to be in jail as well.


ABSOLUTLY.
 
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