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reply to post by RickyD
While they were all running into the house the one cop was still beating up the person on the ground, who I thought was passed out because he was not moving.
reply to post by iRoyalty
Well at least they didn't shoot the guy's dogs...
But seriously, do yourselves a favor and put ALL of the officers in your country in an empty stadium, and then set it on fire... You'll be safer that way...
In many places a statement like this can land you in jail!!
The other changes I would make is that the entire internal affairs division no longer be a part of the police departments, but a separate force, where anyone can go without fear, to make complaints, that the concept of the brothers in blue, no longer apply, where it is a panel made up of people, from all walks of life that review and look at all evidence and make the determination if an officer is terminated or remains on the job. The police would not be allowed to be in said chambers at that time frame, nor have access to those persons.
Good Lord! How many cops does it take to arrest 2 guys? I could even make out the sound of a helicopter. The guy being arrested was already being handcuffed when he was thrown to the ground. You mean to tell me the guy who was yelling "abuse" and made it clear that he wasn't going to go near one of those cops was reason enough to call in 20 more cops and a helicopter?
By the way, what was wrong with where this guy was parked? It looks like he was parked on the right side of the road to me, unless it was a one-way street. And if it was a one-way street then, then I see about 10 cop cars that are guilty of the same damn thing. That crap wouldn't fly in my neighborhood. A war would've started that day.
All charges against the Johnson brothers were dropped. The family is seeking compensation for medical expenses and property damage, among other claims. The lawsuit alleges that the city removed scrap metal from a truck that was impounded after the arrests and did not return it to the family. It also notes that the family had to pay $300 to retrieve its dogs from the Nebraska Humane Society, where they were taken after the incident. The Johnsons also are asking for punitive damages against four officers and for Omaha police officers to receive additional training about the rights of people who film police activities.
It may not have been as bad back in the day, simply because people were not as evil/mean as they are today. We can go all day on what cause/contributes to that, but I think it is more about that than quotas.
Would you beat innocent folks down to meet a quota? Would the people you associate yourself with do it? I wouldn't and most people I know wouldn't do it either. It is something wrong with people who do things like this, and I believe people like this would (and do) do it for free if they could.
I am sure quotas being met contributes to the amount of people they come into contact with, so in a way it may cut down on it. However, this behavior goes deeper than just meeting numbers IMO.
It's disgusting regardless and I wish there was a way to weed these folks out better than just waiting for a victim to be created.
Any monetary settlement given to the victims for the abuse of the officers should come directly from the police pension fund. Not the township operating budget, not the police budget, not insurance( although the insurance company could pay the claim and then sue the police department.
reply to post by Kangaruex4Ewe
I feel like the problems may have not been so bad back in the day for one reason, quotas.
Police have a target to reach on how many arrests they make a week, been a slow week? Everyone being a good citizen? This is why police make up violations and use fear to make sure they do not speak out.
Get rid of quotas in healthcare and policing, I guarantee things would lighten up, even if it's just a little.
I am genuinely confused as to why on earth so many officers were called to the scene & how none of them managed to diffuse the situation, only escalate it.
reply to post by iRoyalty
Where's the rest of the video however? It's pretty convenient to just skip to the part where he gets put down - was he being hostile toward police before the fact?
reply to post by Merlynn
This goes back to the point of the 2nd amendment and it's true purpose. If everyone who wanted to be armed was able to legally be armed with whatever guns they wish cops would not abuse us like this for fear of a bullet in the head...right on the spot no questions asked. Criminals would fear the same...not to mention tyrants!