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originally posted by: rossacus
I see nothing wrong with this. The "black" child, as though the article needed to state that,was unwilling to cooperate with the officer. The child then grabbed the officers baton, and by the officer trying to free it the child got hit in the face ( at no point did he intend to hit him and judging by the officers reaction was gutted it happened).
originally posted by: jimmyx
this "child" was as tall as the officers, now he may have been a young teen, but calling him a "child" is a little misleading.
originally posted by: scattergun
Sorry, but this loudmouthed kid got exactly what he needed. He's very lucky those officers were being filmed or he might just be in a damn coma. He is of the opinion that he can do whatever he wishes on a public street and scream his way out of it like a little kid throwing a tantrum. Ain't gonna happen anymore. Just as the citizens of this country are tired of being hassled by law enforcement, the law enforcement officers are tired of putting up with their BS... I don't know who will win this issue but I'm sure it will be the folks with the most guns and better lawyer's...
I thought they handled it just fine. Just another day for them.
No you're not the victim, if you break the law then you deserve what's coming to you. If you resist arrest for breaking the law, you deserve what's coming to you. You broke the law, you asked for it. The whole victim card is stupid, we have laws in place for a reason.
Yes, there are cops who take advantage of their position, but they are few and far between. This was not a case of police taking advantage of their position.
BALTIMORE -- Former Detective Joe Crystal sat at a back table in Martin’s West Ballroom last Thursday, scanning the room filled with police officers for any friends he still had left.
Under glowing chandeliers, more than 500 law enforcement officials and their families mingled prior to an awards ceremony honoring Baltimore’s finest. Crystal, 34, was one of the people up for an award, though few had expected him to show. He was a pariah. He had informed on two other cops who engaged in police brutality. And it had cost him his livelihood.
For reporting the officers’ actions to the State’s Attorney’s Office, Crystal was labeled a "snitch" and a "rat cop." The threats and intimidation -- which included someone putting a dead rat on Crystal's windshield -- are outlined in a multimillion-dollar lawsuit that Crystal filed against Commissioner Anthony Batts and the BPD.
The police department declined to comment on the lawsuit, citing pending litigation.
Police officers are more likely to cover up certain kinds of errors by colleagues. One study showed that excessive use of force was the crime most commonly shielded by the code. Two studies suggest that some police feel that the code is applicable in cases of “illegal brutality or bending of the rules in order to protect colleagues from criminal proceedings," but not those of illegal actions with an “acquisitive motive."
Cases such as the Rampart scandal and many other police corruption cases demonstrate that blue code culture can extend to cover-ups of other levels of crime, acquisitive or not. The code has been called "America's Most Successful Stop Snitchin' Campaign," referring to cases where police covered up the misdeeds of fellow officers and where whistleblowers were harassed, professionally sanctioned, or forced into retirement.