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originally posted by: khnum
a reply to: eManym
My state in Australia has totally split up and virtually disbanded all rebel motorcycle gangs in this state,vast quantities of drugs,money and weapons have been taken by police that dont have anything more than a pistol,major crime can be disbanded by good policing you don't need SWAT for anything but the worst situations.
originally posted by: Kgdetroit
a reply to: bigman88
As someone who lives near Detroit and who has followed this incident from the beginning I'm glad you are bringing this to the attention of ATS.
Tamara Green Murder
DPD Sergeant Caught Wearing Murder Victim's Watch
Charles Pugh Flees to New York
The above links are but three instances illustrating the depth of corruption that run wild in the city. The first link relates to the unsolved murder of a dancer providing "entertainment" at the mayor's mansion which has blatantly been covered up by city officials.
The second, while not as shocking, is more recent and shows the complete lack of empathy or morality by some members of the DPD.
The 3rd talks about a city council member who fled town in the middle of the night after being accused of inappropriate relations with underage boys and failed to cover it up.
I could go on. This is off the top of my head and workint on my phone. Sadly, what happened to that little girl is only scratching the surface of the terrible things going on here. More national attention needs to be brought to these awful deeds which are well known to those of us who live here.
originally posted by: eManym
a reply to: bigman88
I am saying, in this case, that police conducted a swat raid the same as the military does in war zone with enemy combatants. The only reason I can guess as to why, many criminals today are heavily armed with automatic weapons and armor piercing ammunition. The police expect to have more than a 9mm pistol to combat this and they get overzealous when all kitted out with armored gear and assault weapons.
originally posted by: Lostinthedarkness
I honestly dont know if the ballot box can fix this mess.
originally posted by: CX
originally posted by: intrptr
Mertilla Jones gave a very different account. She said that she had been dozing in and out of sleep on the couch when she was startled by the shattering of glass and the deafening incendiary device hurled through the window. Ms. Jones claims she reached to protect her granddaughter and made no contact with any officer, according to the Detroit Free Press.
if you reach, you're dead. Hair trigger response to any perceived threats is what they train for.
In that case, the training seriously has to change. You don't have to shoot someone dead just because a movement was made. That reeks of amateur, not a professional.
Do they not teach SWAT teams or anyone for that matter to identify a threat before killing someone?
Identify, not invent one.
originally posted by: projectvxn
originally posted by: Bicent76
their will be no war....
Let's use a little common sense.. Two wrongs do not make a right....
They keep pulling crap like this and there may be.
People will only accept so much abuse until it boils over.
You are in control of how this country's law enforcement will turn out. They are your neighbors and part of YOUR communities. YOU DESERVE the police you get.
They are as reasonable as you are.
The other element is the personality and intelligence of the officers. Police departments have a directive from the government to screen out people who have empathy, or think too much. They higher people with amoral, negative personality traits, because those will be the ones who are most likely to effectively punish and brutalize when nothing warrants that. Narrow minded, apathetic, amoral, authoritative, dishonest, mean people are searched out with questionnaires and training, and placed on an active beat.
originally posted by: funkadeliaaaa
originally posted by: IamAbeliever
These f#cking pigs are out of control. They better prepare themselves for the coming war.