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Originally posted by elevatedone
Ah yes, another cop bashing video, where we don't get to see anything that the "victim" has said or done prior to being tased or arrested.
Omertà implies “the categorical prohibition of cooperation with state authorities or reliance on its services, even when one has been victim of a crime.” Even if somebody is convicted for a crime he has not committed, he is supposed to serve the sentence without giving the police any information about the real criminal, even if that criminal has nothing to do with the Mafia himself. Within Mafia culture, breaking omertà is punishable by death.
The code was adopted by Sicilians long before the emergence of Cosa Nostra (some observers date it to the 16th century as a way of opposing Spanish rule). It is also deeply rooted in rural Crete, Greece.
Originally posted by thisguyrighthere
Originally posted by Nutter
... been fired or moved to a different precinct.
Like a pedophile priest or school teacher.
Dont solve the problem. Just pass it on to somebody else.
The "stop snitchin'" thing may have grown out of friends and families not wanting to get each other in trouble but for me it's about not wanting some cop to come to my house, shoot my dog and taze me into a coma.
I've never been in trouble with the law. Not so much as a speeding ticket. I still cringe with fear when one pulls out behind me or makes eye contact with me on the street because I know I dont have to do a damn thing wrong and my life could be ruined or ended because some cop was in a bad mood.
Originally posted by Raist
reply to post by Nutter
A local news story.
Woman calls 911 102 times, for no reason.
Sometimes it is important to know what takes place before hand. The police responded to each call and the operators were kept busy.
Originally posted by Mr. Tinkertrain
reply to post by theability
The point you (derogatory name) is that before the second squad car arrived we do not know what happened as it is not on camera.
She could have done all those things as far as we know. She could have ran to the moon and back. We do not know what happened.
The person I replied to said it was all caught on the dash cam and it wasn't. I swear to every holy god in the known universe that you have to be without question the most hard headed individual on the whole internet. I am getting a headache just imagining what it would be like living your life.
[edit on 15-7-2010 by Mr. Tinkertrain]