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originally posted by: MystikMushroom
There seems to be an agenda to incite outrage and anger by someone, telling the media to shift their focus of reporting onto these stories.
originally posted by: DYepes
a reply to: ZombieWoof
That video was released last week not today. Plus, I was specifically referring to the threat of violence against police from gang members, not cops killing people who are breaking the law by being black on a weekday.
originally posted by: marg6043
This are news that are worth to see.
originally posted by: sdcigarpig
Having been following a lot of these incidences that have been occurring within the last 5 years, here is what is being seen and it boils down to several points.
The day of the police being credible is over. At one time, if complaints came up of the police being corrupt, many people would say no, that is not correct, or it was far and few between. However, with the advent of the cameras and it being posted everywhere, it starts to wear down, if not lend weight to the argument that the police have been targeting or have been very corrupt during this entire time. And with every incident like this that comes out, one can only ask, if this is the case more and more.
The police are not keeping up with the times, with cameras being around more, the chances that they are getting caught misbehaving, tending to go up more and more. And unfortunately, it is appearing that the police are indeed targeting the minorities to the effect where a person is getting shot on simple traffic violations. And as has been currently seen, police are a bit happy on the trigger and are jumping the gun, ignoring the laws of the state, or are fabricating, if not planting evidence, to get that ticket and it is at the expense of people. And it appears as though they have no connection to the people or neighborhoods that they are patrolling, or are using their knowledge to go after or target people that they find undesirable.
But on the flip side, the question is who makes the choices to violate the law? Why do people who are getting say a ticket for a simple infraction, run like they are going to be shot, then complain when they get tackled. Why are the public choosing to put forth the face of criminals who are not upstanding citizens. Those recently who have been the victims, are often either petty criminals or are less than upstanding in the eyes of the law. Yet they all had one thing in common, they all died, at the hands of the police.
The problem is growing, and the people are tired. The first problem is that the police are supposed to uphold the law, and many do, but a few are showing that they are not only not upholding the law, but are breaking the law. And what is worse, is that the justice system, from the police, the DA to the judges are not taking a hard enough stance against them. Far too often, the police are given the benefit of the doubt and at times when it is proven in a court of law, that the officer did indeed violate the law or is guilty of breaking the law, they are given a light sentence. It as if they do not want to prosecute such and there have been times when other officers turn around and try to cover up the wrong doing. A good old boy network.
The final problem happens to the be the very people themselves. The people have to get out and vote, the do elect the various city council members, they do elect the mayor and ultimately, it lays with in the power of the people to make those changes. Far too often officials get into office, and then they fail to uphold or speak for the people. They tend to shy away from offending or making the politically inconvenient decisions to hold make the laws or see that they are enforced equally across the board. It is the city council and mayor that hires the police chief, it is the city council and state legislatures that write the laws and rules. And the saddest thing is that people are not holding those lawmakers accountable for such.
And based off of what all we are seeing, this is going to happen, again and again. People are tired of police corruption. Police should not be there to be judge, jury and executioner. Nor should people be so brutally tortured or harmed when being caught and taken into custody. As much as I do respect the police, and understand that they have a very hard job. But that should not be where they are acting like they are above the law, nor should the rest of the police put up with misbehavior with in their department. Someone should have stopped the abuse of the person, before it went that far, and they should have erred on the side of caution when it comes to a suspect asking or begging for medical attention.
Investigations take time, and people need to be patient, rioting will not get the long term changes that people need, nor will making themselves a nuisance to the very people who they need support from. They need to appeal to the public, to demand that justice, with one voice. They need to stand up and look at both sides of the issue, that people should not be breaking the law, or running or resisting arrest, nor should the cops be so rough or acting with out impunity. And the DA’s need to go after the cops, with the same vigor as they would go after a criminal, judges need to be consistent with sentencing, if not a bit harder on the police who do violate the laws. And above all, people need to get out and vote, and stop putting the same person into office, or putting a candidate into office that keeps ignoring them except when it is election time.