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Outrage of the Week

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Flyboy, Feb 13, 2005.

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  1. Flyboy

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  2. Sindawe

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    Fine upstanding examples of law enforcement. :fire:

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  3. omega5

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    Yeh, What they did was wrong, Period. But, I know the officers and I know the scum bag meth head piece of ???? they beat up and I can tell you that the news report is decidedly slanted :cuss:
     
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    Omega5, if those officers did what it's alleged they did, they need to be doing hard time themselves, and forever disbarred from LE employment, firearms ownership, and voting rights! There is NO excuse for such conduct. I don't care how much of a scumbag the victim may be - two wrongs don't make one right.
     
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    So the cops actually did beat on the guy in this report, how is the story slanted? Please enlighten us.
     
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    I'm with Sindawe on this: how was this slanted? Unless the guy was actively trying to harm one of the officers (which would be an interesting trick, outnumbered and handcuffed), how were their actions justified?
     
  7. HankB

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    If the story is on the level, and the LEOs actually DID beat up - heck, call it what it is, torture - a druggie AFTER he was handcuffed and in custody . . . I'm with Preacherman on this one. The LEOs need to be ex-LEOs and they need to be doing hard time in the pen.
     
  8. The Rabbi

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    I'm with Preacherman.
    Those guys deserve a long stretch in jail with "Prison Bitch" tatooed on their foreheads.
     
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    I'd love to hear the extenuating circumstances for this one.

    Break the law, go to jail. This is a rule so simple even cops should have caught on by now.

    What these guys did I would have expected from say.... mexican police, not US police. Torturing someone just because you can get away with it doesnt suddenly make it "not torture" or "okay."

    On the positive side, they appear to have been fired. Hopefully they will get tossed in jail for a long time as well. However, I suspect this federal trial thing may be an attempt to give them a slap on the wrist, something they would certainly not get in a trial by jury at the local level.
     
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    I think they need M16's furnished by the Federal Gov. to better do their job.
     
  11. Luku

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    They should be doing hard time. :fire: This will make it harder for the good cops to do their job. I wonder if the sheriff will decide to run for reelection. They do have elections for county sheriffs in tennesse right?
     
  12. The Rabbi

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    Yeah, but he probably has the support of his family and his wife's family and that's about 90% of the county. :D
     
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    No matter what the slant is, the end does not justify the means. We police officers are intrusted by the community to make the right decision and do so by following the law set forth by the Constitution. Once we violate that trust we should be held to a higher standard because we are part of society that should know better. I don't care how you spin it, there is no excuse for using excessive force. PERIOD. If the articles are true, there is no "making" this situation into an ambiguous "possible excessive use of force situation" it is nothing more than official oppression and it is WRONG, ethically, morally and legally. There are some that think officers whould never make verbal threats or use deception to gain compliance, well sorry, that in itself is not excessive force. Now you beat someone with a black jack then you are no better than a criminal and you need to go to jail!
     
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    Anyone surprised?

    I'm not.

    SOP for "police" in the United States.
     
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    Damn, it's left my jaw gaping. It's a good thing it's winter and no flies buzzing around.
     
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    Complete and utter agreement, Bluecard. There is no question about this one - if the article is true these guys are no more than criminals. Period.

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    is the kind of moronic reaction that makes good cops hate to condem such a travesty. Makes them feel "identified" with the bad cops when they absolutely should not.
     
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    Heck, I love these cop bashing threads. Very "Highroad" wouldn't you agree? :uhoh:
     
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    eh.. no. i would say this is a thread with cops bashing themselves. The paper is merely reporting this. Or maybe we shouldn't let the press print this stuff.
     
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    Right...oh of course. I agree, all cops are bad as indicated by the above posts and should not be mistrusted. Shhhhhh....5-0 might here you and shut down this thread.

    I'm done. This is stupid.
     
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    Maybe we should just pretend that this kind of behavior by the Police doesn't exist. We can all look at the world through rose colored glasses.

    I, for one, want to know.

    I don't view it as Police bashing. Thugs with a badge bashing, maybe.
     
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    Moderator Note

    Okay, we all know that some LEOs do Bad Stuff. That's what this thread is about -- some very specific misbehavior by very specific individual cops in a very specific jurisdiction.

    This is NOT about all cops everywhere in America. And it's not about insulting fellow members of THR.

    If it becomes either of those things, it will be closed immediately, with appropriate sanctions taken against the offenders.

    pax
     
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    No one is above the law. Not even lawmen. Throw the book at them.
     
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    So you admit that they beat him up, but your post gives the impression you are defending them. Strange.
     
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    Uhhh, where?
     
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