posted on Jun, 5 2012 @ 10:30 PM
Originally posted by RealSpoke
"Cops came in from every direction and just threw their car in front of my car," said Sonya Romero, who was one of the drivers handcuffed. "We
all got cuffed until they figured out who did what." Ben Barker watched the ordeal and told 7NEWS police were armed with shot guns and rifles. "We
didn't know if we were in the line of fire or what the hell was happening," Romero said
Wow, that's awful. I hope all the cops get fired for violating the oath they were sworn in by.
Don't take this personally, as this isn't in any way directed at you, but I absolutely laughed out loud when I saw that!
I do know what you were saying, but there will be no firings. No inquiry. A bunch of limited invitation press briefings where the police justify what
they did. There won't even be any 'administrative leave' levied. We will be told that there will be "an official inquiry." That means that they
will do absolutely nothing at all.
If you really look at the story (and I'm not directing this at RealSpoke, but to ATS in general), there's an 'anonymous tip' and then the police
search everybody without warrant.
"Somebody" said "something" about "something" - according to the police - so they acted. Someone said something, apparently.
Okay then. That seems to be in order. /sarcasm
Or is it? The public were not assisting the police in any way, they were just in the way. Treating them as guilty until proven innocent is a violation
of human rights. That this was done with impunity by the PD is beyond shocking. They are there to serve the public good. They did no good to the
public (the public were not harmed by the robbery).
People were detained against their will with no probable cause (other than that the police were looking for "someone in a car"). That's hardly a
lead. However, the police will all go to bed tonight with a smile on their face because they caught the bad guy... They simply don't understand how
their actions were terrifying to the general public. It doesn't occur to them.
Law enforcement is about enforcing laws, not breaking them. No amount of flowery language will convince me otherwise. Either the law is not to be
broken, or it is. If it is, the LEOs have no right to pick up a wage. Sure it's a dirty job sometimes, but in the general scheme of things (like
living in a society), it's no more important than my job or your job. If I break the law in the course of doing my job I will be arrested. If the
police do it, they get some time off on full pay until the shouting stops. There are lots of amazing cops out there. They are the ones who don't let
the dirty cops get away with anything. The guilty party here is way up the food chain.