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#WWJVD: Police Brutality vs Media Mentality

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posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 07:09 PM
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When you turn on the news, the chances of hearing of a police shooting are higher than ever. These cases are popping up around the country -- and a new one makes headlines on a weekly basis. But are police shootings really on the rise? Or is the media throwing everything they’ve got at the recent cases? Today I weigh in on the issue of police brutality portrayed by the media in this edition of #Off The Grid.



Do you think police related shootings are on the rise? Let me know what you think.




posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 07:20 PM
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a reply to: JesseVentura

I don't know if the "stats" show an increase but I can definitely say the mentality of the police has changed dramatically in the last 30 years.

They seem to think they are soldiers and have to be tacticool (and many of them were soldiers at one time) and many defiantly seem to have an "us vs them" mentality and are very fast for going directly to force.




"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



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 07:27 PM
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a reply to: JesseVentura

I believe everyone is concerned about our rights now. One of the most fundamental rights is due process. But it seems to me whether it be the police or a murder suspect, if the media grabs the story and runs with it most people forget about due process because they are caught up in the hype.
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posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 07:30 PM
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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.



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 07:38 PM
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Police brutality and incidents of death has been growing, perhaps because now we have the internet, beside the news this days to gather information and we are more informed than before.

But we can not deny that also has been in the increase, unemployment, poverty and dissatisfaction from people that see how inequality and divisions are forgetting about them.

Truly interesting when analyzing this phenomena the possibilities and the reasons can be many, including the conspiracies on why.



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 07:50 PM
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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.



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 08:07 PM
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originally posted by: marg6043
Truly interesting when analyzing this phenomena the possibilities and the reasons can be many, including the conspiracies on why.


There is a million..
Drugs.. Other countries took this and made drugs victimless crimes and things turned better.. Ask the Netherlands about that..

Prison.. This is a all profit game here what better way to get all the money than to make a problem and fix it at the same time..

Drugs.. Known fact CIA runs drugs into the country throws it out on the street and then black people in general are being arrested in ghettos..

War on drugs.. Big failure.. This is what some like to call being racist in a nice way..

(I can go on and on and on and on why the things are the way they are but won't..)

Jobs.. Since Reagan took the tax to rich gig off the tables in the last 30 or so yrs we have seen the jobs, and actual wealth of the country here dry up.. They say a few people own 40% of the wealth and 50% of resources in the world..

Ya.. slice and dice this whole thing.. You will get an answer.. At the end of the day all you have to do is look in a mirror.. Why you ask.. You know didn't do anything.. You didn't know because you are blind, slow, watch TV to much.. Or your just trying to pin all this crap on 1 race..

It is all of our problem because we all started it.. We are electing idiots to run the idiot show.. When people like Ron Paul try and run for President everyone makes him look the fool.. In the end... We all are.

Ohh Its a Jessue post.. The guy who said if you don't vote don't bitch.. How very fitting you wanna throw this post up...


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posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 08:13 PM
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a reply to: ThichHeaded

I will not stop saying the same thing, the nation of today is the nation that we have created, because we have lost our purpose as citizens, is easier to allow others to do the work for us (politicians) that us dirtying our hands doing the job ourselves.



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 08:14 PM
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a reply to: marg6043

In the end we get what we were to lazy to do in the 1st place..
Welcome to today.. Enjoy your stay cause its going to suck till people wake up and realize they been screwed..

I also want to point out.. Police cars really say this.. Take your glasses off..


And the chances of you getting stopped by police if you are black is risen.. The chances of you dying goes more to being white.. More white people have died in the hand of police.. This problem is not a black or white issue it is everyone's issue..

Also statistically more people have died at the hands of police then the enemy of war in the last 10 yrs.. The total number of Americans killed by ISIS(Is that thier name?) Is 10 I think...


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posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 09:30 PM
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a reply to: ThichHeaded

Nearly TWICE as many white folk died at the hands of police than black folk in 2014.



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 10:06 PM
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Police should be much more hands off than they are right now. I would like to see them keep the peace, protect and serve and stop the shoot and harass policies we see right now.



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 11:23 PM
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I don't know about "most police being ex-military", which I think is farcical, but it's a small wonder they have an "Us vs Them" mentality. Look at how media and the public speaks about them. It's disgusting. Some people speak about police in a way the KKK would be AFRAID to talk about blacks



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 11:24 PM
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What Would John Voight Do?



posted on Apr, 30 2015 @ 11:46 PM
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a reply to: abe froman

Ya I am aware of that.. I am trying to make this not race issue but everyone issue.. WE can account for the Indian(India) that was beaten by police..
As I have been stating across this board this is a human issue not a race issue.. The very heart of this problem is the people they hire as cops who feel it necessary to show how big their balls are to someone.. So yes we have a problem.. Yes we have people dying and no we are doing nothing about it..

www.cnn.com...


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.



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posted on May, 1 2015 @ 08:50 AM
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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.
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.

Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying anything like "it's the eternal nature of evil". I don't believe in that. I believe in biopsychology. If anything is going to change, we need to talk to each other right here and now.



posted on May, 1 2015 @ 10:07 AM
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a reply to: ThichHeaded

The "Asset Forfeiture" laws also need to go. Direct incentive to police to steal property.

www.huffingtonpost.com...



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.



posted on May, 2 2015 @ 12:37 AM
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posted on May, 7 2015 @ 12:31 PM
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What it does is make the truth be known. It helps to establish the truth, whatever the truth might be. And knowing the truth is always better than hearing lies.


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.






posted on May, 7 2015 @ 12:44 PM
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originally posted by: abe froman
a reply to: ThichHeaded

Nearly TWICE as many white folk died at the hands of police than black folk in 2014.





Considering the demographic make-up of the country is predominantly white, that stat only makes sense.



posted on May, 7 2015 @ 12:59 PM
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originally posted by: abe froman
a reply to: ThichHeaded

Nearly TWICE as many white folk died at the hands of police than black folk in 2014.





Is that per 100,000 deaths or per total population?




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