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originally posted by: Bedlam
I would also like for LEOs to have a little more painful feedback in general when some of their rank step out of line. For example, I'd really dance in the street if they lose x percent of their funding if they SWAT the wrong house or shoot someone's dog for no particular reason. It can come out of their equitable sharing. You blow it enough, you'll forego those bonuses and APCs. Maybe you'll check up your buddy if you know you won't get a raise this year if he screws the pooch badly enough.
Far as that goes, I'd like "failure to intervene" to have some teeth. You let your buddy bludgeon or shoot someone and you get caught, you BOTH ought to be decertified or serve time. If it was a bit more personal if you let your fellow officers screw up, I bet there would be more code reds and less omerta.
originally posted by: seagull
What's to be done? Throw the cops in jail? There should be repercussions obviously. That's for a prosecutor/grand jury to decide, not the court of public opinion.
The publics job is to decide how best to prevent this from happening again.
That, and only that, is our job.
So, how do we go about this? Shall we attempt to answer this question, or continue to lynch?
originally posted by: Yeahkeepwatchingme
600 bullets from 33 people. If they were citizens they'd be locked away for life. Total hypocrisy to defend them.
originally posted by: stormcell
33 cops. Is that the entire police department of Stockton, and regardless of the fact that there was a hostage in the car they felt obliged to shoot back at random?
The cops clearly f-ed up royally, but I'm just curious why you think 33 of the should be charged.
originally posted by: spodokomodo
I wonder if these officers would be facing serious consequences now if the dead hostage had been a major celebrity or Senator?