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"There is a reason we separate the military and the police. One fights the enemies of the state, the other serves and protects the people. When the military becomes both, then the enemies of the state tend to become the people."
Commander Adama - BSG
originally posted by: marg6043
Truly interesting when analyzing this phenomena the possibilities and the reasons can be many, including the conspiracies on why.
Sureshbhai Patel, who is visiting from India, needed spinal fusion surgery to repair damage to his back after his family says a police officer in Madison twisted his arm and forced him to the ground.
Officer Eric Parker was arrested on Thursday, Madison police Chief Larry Muncey said. Parker faces a charge of misdemeanor third-degree assault. Parker turned himself in to sheriff's officials, the chief said.
Being white, white people I don't even know have felt free to smile at me and go negative on black people. I of course have to have a small conversation with them to educate them. When other races are mentioned, it's a jab at some cultural behavior. But when I see some whites talk about blacks, there seems to be a sinister inside joke.
originally posted by: Rosinitiate
Police brutality is real. It being about race is manufactured.
Certain minorities are far more prone to being victimized through profiling but the threat is real enough for everyone.
For example, in a 2011 report, Nashville's News Channel 5 found that the vast majority of police stops looking for suspected drug smugglers were made on the side of the highway leaving the city, not the side entering it. For police coffers, it was better to let the drugs come into Nashville, be sold and then seize the cash as the dealers left town. Likewise, in a 1994 study published in the journal Justice Quarterly, criminologists J. Mitchell Miller and Lance H. Selva found that several police agencies delayed making busts of suspected drug houses until most of the drug supply had been sold. They waited until the drugs had already hit the streets so that they could maximize their forfeiture bounty.
originally posted by: WeRpeons
a reply to: infolurker
I have some concerns about returning soldiers becoming police officers. The dynamics are not the same, and I wonder if some have problems separating the two.
I think were seeing more police related shootings because of the easy access of cell phones to video something at a moments notice. It's a good thing because it makes the police aware that any criminal activity by them can easily be recorded by a bystander. It keeps them on the straight and narrow. Any law or ruling preventing the public from video recording the police is a blatant effort on the part of government to protect criminality among their police.