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(NYPost)   Mugshot says it all after getting just a manslaughter conviction instead of a deserved murder conviction for ex-cop Kim Potter   (nypost.com) divider line
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2021-12-24 8:50:00 AM  
That's a mugshot that says "I think I just got off light, sweet!"

Mind you, she's still getting a minimum 7 years on the greater charge, but they're going to push for longer, so who knows.  She'll probably serve the two sentences concurrently, but I can't see her getting any more than 10.
 
2021-12-24 8:53:39 AM  
In the whole scheme of things, I'm ok with 7 years. Longer isn't going to bring anyone back or deter another cop from doing the same thing.
 
2021-12-24 8:55:36 AM  
Hell's Bells, you don't have to smile just because someone pointed a camera at you.
 
2021-12-24 8:56:52 AM  

xxBirdMadGirlxx: Hell's Bells, you don't have to smile just because someone pointed a camera at you.


Pretty sure they instruct you not to, but I'm not sure if that's enforced or if they really care.
 
2021-12-24 8:56:57 AM  
The Tom Delay school of mugshots?
 
2021-12-24 8:58:00 AM  
Theres girls in prison who will beat that smile right off you, honey.
 
2021-12-24 8:58:24 AM  
At least they got something. Manslaughter is a much easier charge to prove.

/ Kind of curious how long before the "ladies" give her a special welcome
 
2021-12-24 8:58:30 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Theres girls in prison who will beat that smile right off you, honey.


Go on...
 
2021-12-24 8:59:57 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Theres girls in prison who will beat that smile right off you, honey.


Ive seen those movies on the internet.
 
2021-12-24 9:01:01 AM  
I think the mugshot was taken after her initial arrest.
 
2021-12-24 9:01:27 AM  
Is this a troll thread?
 
2021-12-24 9:02:26 AM  

Another Government Employee: At least they got something. Manslaughter is a much easier charge to prove.

/ Kind of curious how long before the "ladies" give her a special welcome


I doubt that will ever happen. Smiley biatch was a cop and will almost certainly do her time in the special housing unit.
 
2021-12-24 9:02:49 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: In the whole scheme of things, I'm ok with 7 years. Longer isn't going to bring anyone back or deter another cop from doing the same thing.


If it happens enough times it will be a deterrent.
I mean, there was a guy who killed four people while working in what was clearly an unintentional accident, and he got 110 years a few days ago.
You should expect more from cops than regular Joe's, and so a heavier sentencing should be natural.
 
2021-12-24 9:04:15 AM  
She's going to be a former cop in prison. Smile while you still can, I suppose...
 
2021-12-24 9:06:27 AM  
That mugshot is very much "Can you believe it? I just got away with murder!".
 
2021-12-24 9:07:36 AM  

wickedragon: The Irresponsible Captain: In the whole scheme of things, I'm ok with 7 years. Longer isn't going to bring anyone back or deter another cop from doing the same thing.

If it happens enough times it will be a deterrent.
I mean, there was a guy who killed four people while working in what was clearly an unintentional accident, and he got 110 years a few days ago.
You should expect more from cops than regular Joe's, and so a heavier sentencing should be natural.


I hope even a few times is enough to get them to be a little wary. At least some of them.
 
2021-12-24 9:07:58 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Theres girls in prison who will beat that smile right off you, honey.


Pretty sure they will keep her separated from the general inmates
 
2021-12-24 9:09:03 AM  
She's probably already signed an agreement with the same talent agency that's representing Kyle Rittenhouse. She's just posing for her audience.
 
2021-12-24 9:09:28 AM  
Wait... why did she deserve a murder conviction?  She seemingly intended to tase the dude, screamed "TASER!" and then freaked when her shootie-shoot went bangie-bang instead of zappie-zapp.

Her gross incompetence led to killing him, which sounds like manslaughter, not murder. Is there something I'm missing?

/IANAL
/Is subby a lawyer?
///any Farkers barred in Minnesota who can comment?
 
2021-12-24 9:12:16 AM  
I still believe the shootin was unintentional and the charge of first degree manslaughter was correct.

/prove me wrong
 
2021-12-24 9:16:26 AM  

morg: I think the mugshot was taken after her initial arrest.


This is her original mugshot:

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New one after conviction:

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She was wasn't up for murder charges in the trial, so she got the harshest conviction she could have gotten with the first degree manslaughter charge. Lots of former prosecutors were surprised that she got convicted on first and second instead of just second or acquittal, so I doubt she was thrilled with the trial outcome. I think it was just relief that her fate was decided.
 
2021-12-24 9:18:12 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Theres girls in prison who will beat that smile right off you, honey.


She'll get PC. She's a blonde cop. Right wing guards will make her jail stay comfortable. She is now a real hero to conservative Christians for eliminating a member of their enemy race.

Her grinning mugshot is telling them "I did it for you Jesus'.
 
2021-12-24 9:28:39 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: In the whole scheme of things, I'm ok with 7 years. Longer isn't going to bring anyone back or deter another cop from doing the same thing.


You could say the same thing for a sentence of one day.

No one should ever suffer consequences, because no consequence will reverse time! Weeeeeee!
 
2021-12-24 9:31:54 AM  

wickedragon: The Irresponsible Captain: In the whole scheme of things, I'm ok with 7 years. Longer isn't going to bring anyone back or deter another cop from doing the same thing.

If it happens enough times it will be a deterrent.
I mean, there was a guy who killed four people while working in what was clearly an unintentional accident, and he got 110 years a few days ago.
You should expect more from cops than regular Joe's, and so a heavier sentencing should be natural.


I don't think it really matters too much whether you're sentenced to 10 years or 100. The real deterrent is being certain of arrest, prosecution, and conviction to begin with. We're not there yet.
 
2021-12-24 9:35:53 AM  

morg: I think the mugshot was taken after her initial arrest.


Correct. That's the "intake photo" where she is quite inappropriately smiling.

(it might have simply been the relief of the trial being over, but still not good)
 
2021-12-24 9:37:36 AM  

wickedragon: The Irresponsible Captain: In the whole scheme of things, I'm ok with 7 years. Longer isn't going to bring anyone back or deter another cop from doing the same thing.

If it happens enough times it will be a deterrent.
I mean, there was a guy who killed four people while working in what was clearly an unintentional accident, and he got 110 years a few days ago.
You should expect more from cops than regular Joe's, and so a heavier sentencing should be natural.


Sorry, facts in that case were not even close.

That driver killed 4 people due to his own actions.  He can NOT shift blame.  He tried but no one bought it.
 
2021-12-24 9:39:22 AM  

GOSH BARN IT: That driver killed 4 people due to his own actions. He can NOT shift blame.


Or gears, for that matter.
 
2021-12-24 9:41:13 AM  

Izunbacol: Wait... why did she deserve a murder conviction?  She seemingly intended to tase the dude, screamed "TASER!" and then freaked when her shootie-shoot went bangie-bang instead of zappie-zapp.

Her gross incompetence led to killing him, which sounds like manslaughter, not murder. Is there something I'm missing?

/IANAL
/Is subby a lawyer?
///any Farkers barred in Minnesota who can comment?


Pulled him over for an air freshener, because she was looking for an excuse to pull someone over as a training exercise, and surprise! Despite being in the minority, a black man happened to be the first person she noticed with any violation (sure).

Intended to taze someone who was behind the wheel of running and in-gear heavy machinery. He could just as well have died from that action due to being unable to control said machinery. Said machinery could also just as well have killed innocent bystanders on its uncontrolled path down the block.

Look at that smile. You're right, she doesn't deserve a murder charge. She deserves literal hell.
 
2021-12-24 9:41:40 AM  

Madman drummers bummers: GOSH BARN IT: That driver killed 4 people due to his own actions. He can NOT shift blame.

Or gears, for that matter.


Give the guy a brake.
 
2021-12-24 9:42:06 AM  

Gyrfalcon: Theres girls in prison who will beat that smile right off you, honey.


Prison violence is okay when I happens to people we don't like
 
2021-12-24 9:44:57 AM  

The Irresponsible Captain: or deter another cop from doing the same thing.



Maybe it will.  They were kinda used to getting off scott free.  Prison time for real might change that.
 
2021-12-24 9:47:03 AM  
Now the BLM and the Soros funded media can't use her mugshot for their liberal propaganda purposes.  Checkmate, Soros.  Down the chute you go while I get the long ladder to the finish line
 
2021-12-24 9:47:59 AM  
Johnson testified that Potter made a mistake, but force was justified because he could have been dragged if Wright had hit the gas.

Fark that noise.

I could, in theory, pull out a suitcase nuke and take out 10 city blocks, so it's OK to farking shoot me now lest that incredibly remote possibility materialize. There's a remote chance that, while holding someone else's newborn infant, I could take that bundle and spike it to the sidewalk like Tom Brady celebrating another successful cheat, so, sure, let's shoot me in the chest before I even consider doing that horrible thing.

That excuse would allow a cop to do anything, without consideration or reproach, like a sociopath's game of "What If?"
 
2021-12-24 9:50:42 AM  

ColonelCathcart: Gyrfalcon: Theres girls in prison who will beat that smile right off you, honey.

Prison violence is okay when I happens to people we don't like


When you go up against the brigade you go up against the prison bars. Boobies and all.
 
2021-12-24 9:51:21 AM  

encephlavator: Is this a troll thread?


Aren't they all?
 
2021-12-24 9:56:27 AM  

Nocrash: I still believe the shootin was unintentional and the charge of first degree manslaughter was correct.

/prove me wrong


It was a MISTAKE, an ACCIDENT.
 
2021-12-24 9:56:35 AM  

encephlavator: Is this a troll thread?


Look where it is. You figure it out.
 
2021-12-24 9:58:23 AM  

Izunbacol: Wait... why did she deserve a murder conviction?  She seemingly intended to tase the dude, screamed "TASER!" and then freaked when her shootie-shoot went bangie-bang instead of zappie-zapp.

Her gross incompetence led to killing him, which sounds like manslaughter, not murder. Is there something I'm missing?


Yeah, she made numerous mistakes which resulted in the correct charges. If she intentionally tried to shoot him with a gun, then acted the way she did, she should be giving acting advice to Meryl Streep.
 
2021-12-24 9:58:41 AM  

ColonelCathcart: Gyrfalcon: Theres girls in prison who will beat that smile right off you, honey.

Prison violence is okay when I happens to people we don't like


I could barely read your post from all the way down here near the hooves of your high horse!

1. She won't suffer a paper cut in prison.
1b. Unless the guards - her colleagues - decide they don't like her/want something from her.
2. She voluntarily sought a career that is directly responsible for the perpetuation of prison violence. Can you point to years of activism on her part to try to reduce and eliminate it?
3. Should it be a thing at all? Of course not. Can I understand why people exhausted by never ending police violence and racism might find some catharsis in having cathartic fantasies? Absolutely. Should you ask yourself why you can't grasp that concept? Probably.
 
2021-12-24 10:01:02 AM  
She won't be smiling when she's eating fruit cocktail off the prison lunchroom floor.
 
2021-12-24 10:05:51 AM  

Izunbacol: Wait... why did she deserve a murder conviction?  She seemingly intended to tase the dude, screamed "TASER!" and then freaked when her shootie-shoot went bangie-bang instead of zappie-zapp.

Her gross incompetence led to killing him, which sounds like manslaughter, not murder. Is there something I'm missing?

/IANAL
/Is subby a lawyer?
///any Farkers barred in Minnesota who can comment?


I have to assume the people who smarted you also like Zimmerman.
But. Yeah. Maybe you are correct? I don't know. But. I also don't think this is the face of change.  Police should not be allowed mistakes. We don't allow each mistakes. Not. At all.
So. I don't get it.
Also. Is it SOP to say Taser before doing it?
Also, again, I have ask, why does it seem like this case would be different if Taser didn't exist.
JFC
 
2021-12-24 10:16:54 AM  

GOSH BARN IT: wickedragon: The Irresponsible Captain: In the whole scheme of things, I'm ok with 7 years. Longer isn't going to bring anyone back or deter another cop from doing the same thing.

If it happens enough times it will be a deterrent.
I mean, there was a guy who killed four people while working in what was clearly an unintentional accident, and he got 110 years a few days ago.
You should expect more from cops than regular Joe's, and so a heavier sentencing should be natural.

Sorry, facts in that case were not even close.

That driver killed 4 people due to his own actions.  He can NOT shift blame.  He tried but no one bought it.


Yeah, drifting past (and steering away from) the runaway truck ramp leaves me with no farks.  I've also driven down that particular stretch of road a few times - he had ample opportunity in both previous and subsequent stretches to ditch his truck w/o wrecking 28 others and killing 4 people.  He decided people where going to die that day, he'd have been better off making sure that included himself.

Honestly he should have been tossed back in the cab of his truck while it was on fire.
 
2021-12-24 10:17:44 AM  

brainlordmesomorph: morg: I think the mugshot was taken after her initial arrest.

Correct. That's the "intake photo" where she is quite inappropriately smiling.

(it might have simply been the relief of the trial being over, but still not good)


Or the intake people was making her comfortable as possible.
When my mom was arrested her cop buddy hand friends in booking and he walked to station to station.
Cops are some of the few people who take care of each other.
Maybe the rest of should take notes?
🙄
Instead of make the  Process hard on each other? Like maybe? Just saying?
 
2021-12-24 10:19:13 AM  

GOSH BARN IT: wickedragon: The Irresponsible Captain: In the whole scheme of things, I'm ok with 7 years. Longer isn't going to bring anyone back or deter another cop from doing the same thing.

If it happens enough times it will be a deterrent.
I mean, there was a guy who killed four people while working in what was clearly an unintentional accident, and he got 110 years a few days ago.
You should expect more from cops than regular Joe's, and so a heavier sentencing should be natural.

Sorry, facts in that case were not even close.

That driver killed 4 people due to his own actions.  He can NOT shift blame.  He tried but no one bought it.


?
Both cases both claim it was an accident.
So. Not. Sure you are correct.


/
Not that I believe that.
 
2021-12-24 10:20:53 AM  

waxbeans: Also. Is it SOP to say Taser before doing it?


Also, again, I have ask, why does it seem like this case would be different if Taser didn't exist.


Yelling taser depends on the department some require warnings

The difference with Taser is she showed her intent was non lethal. Depending on how the state's murder statute was written.   What's Murder in some states is manslaughter in others.
 
2021-12-24 10:21:40 AM  

quo vadimus: Izunbacol: Wait... why did she deserve a murder conviction?  She seemingly intended to tase the dude, screamed "TASER!" and then freaked when her shootie-shoot went bangie-bang instead of zappie-zapp.

Her gross incompetence led to killing him, which sounds like manslaughter, not murder. Is there something I'm missing?

/IANAL
/Is subby a lawyer?
///any Farkers barred in Minnesota who can comment?

Pulled him over for an air freshener, because she was looking for an excuse to pull someone over as a training exercise, and surprise! Despite being in the minority, a black man happened to be the first person she noticed with any violation (sure).

Intended to taze someone who was behind the wheel of running and in-gear heavy machinery. He could just as well have died from that action due to being unable to control said machinery. Said machinery could also just as well have killed innocent bystanders on its uncontrolled path down the block.

Look at that smile. You're right, she doesn't deserve a murder charge. She deserves literal hell.


Most compelling comment about this whole shiat show. Seriously.  No snark.  No sarcasm.
Merry Christmas 🎅 🎄
 
2021-12-24 10:23:09 AM  

ColonelCathcart: Gyrfalcon: Theres girls in prison who will beat that smile right off you, honey.

Prison violence is okay when I happens to people we don't like


As that shiat stain Davey Chapelle says: It's funny till it's you.
 
2021-12-24 10:25:05 AM  

Not again 5: The Irresponsible Captain: or deter another cop from doing the same thing.


Maybe it will.  They were kinda used to getting off scott free.  Prison time for real might change that.


So. This is the face of change;  Hopes and cross fingers???????????????

I think we need laws and policy changes.  This isn't that.
 
2021-12-24 10:25:46 AM  

GOSH BARN IT: wickedragon: The Irresponsible Captain: In the whole scheme of things, I'm ok with 7 years. Longer isn't going to bring anyone back or deter another cop from doing the same thing.

If it happens enough times it will be a deterrent.
I mean, there was a guy who killed four people while working in what was clearly an unintentional accident, and he got 110 years a few days ago.
You should expect more from cops than regular Joe's, and so a heavier sentencing should be natural.

Sorry, facts in that case were not even close.

That driver killed 4 people due to his own actions.  He can NOT shift blame.  He tried but no one bought it.


And she killed the dude while being mind controlled?
I'm sorry, I don't see how it's different.
Neither of them seem to have intended to kill anyone, or done something that was not part of their job. It's just that he operated heavy machinery that had a malfunction and she drew a deadly weapon and then straight up shot a dude.
If there is a difference in intent or how much they could do to avoid this outcome I don't think it's necessarily in her favor.
 
2021-12-24 10:26:45 AM  

Nocrash: I still believe the shootin was unintentional and the charge of first degree manslaughter was correct.

/prove me wrong


No, I think you're on the money there.  Her behavior showed a lethally reckless disregard for human life, but there was no intention to kill.  Manslaughter was the appropriate charge.

/had Kyle Rittenhouse's prosecutors went that route, he'd probably be in jail now.
 
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