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  1. LivingInPeace

    LivingInPeace Well-Known Member

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    It sounds good, but white men aren’t going to be willing to give up those good government jobs with pensions and benefits in significant numbers.
     
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    Crackers Phinn Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.

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    And here we go.
    Black folks got 2 options.

    Do nothing - We already know how that works out with the number of black people getting shot by the police.

    Do something - No guarantees but worst case scenario you have black kids aiming for good government jobs with pensions and benefits instead of whatever they are being aimed at en mass now. Best case scenario, fewer black people shot by the police strictly due to racial profiling.
     
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    Do I think more Black people should apply to be police officers? Yes I do. And maybe one day it will happen. But it’s going to take a change in cultural mindset, especially among Black males.
     
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    Majority black police dept. have their own issues with corruption and ethics. IJS
     
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    Crackers Phinn Either A Blessing Or A Lesson.

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    I grew up in a black run city. I am a product of black police departments, black school districts, black political offices and all of those organizations had their own issues with corruption and ethics. Now they are white run and operated so now there's corruption and racism.

    This is a quote from Coleman Young, the black mayor of Detroit whose first act as mayor in 1974 was to fire the white police chief.

    On running Detroit in 1987:
    "It's been in crisis constantly. And sure it wears me out. But when you get into a fight with a damned bear, you don't get tired until the bear gets tired. If you do, it's your ass. You can't afford to quit, can you?"
     
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    I think so, now he can retire with full benefits.



    She shouldn't have resisted and it makes his claim of her grabbing his taser seem true.

    My sister resisted an arrest once decades ago. It got her nowhere but pinned down by four cops all while we kept telling her to stop resisting but in her mind he was trying to arrest her for no reason.
     
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    Imma leave this here.

     
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    What does this video reveal that we didn't already know?
     
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    I'm just sharing.
     
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    Well, this officer got charged! Slowly but surely.... Hopefully, he's turned himself in by now.
    And, I'm hoping for the cop in OP to get indicted too.


    Georgia officer charged with beating woman with his baton
    DeKalb County Officer Phillip Larscheid was initially cleared following the police department's investigation.

    May 31, 2019, 10:52 AM EDT / Updated May 31, 2019, 11:02 AM EDT
    By Minyvonne Burke

    A Georgia police officer was indicted on felony charges after a video posted on social media showed him repeatedly hitting a woman with a baton at a convenience store in 2017.

    In the footage, the woman, identified as Katie McCrary, is seen on the ground as DeKalb County Officer Phillip Larscheid viciously strikes her with his baton. The Associated Press reported that McCrary is homeless.

    Larscheid was indicted Thursday by a grand jury on one count of aggravated assault and one count of violation of his oath of office after he was initially cleared in a police department investigation.



    Lance LoRusso, an attorney for the officer, told NBC News in a statement on Friday that Larscheid is "considering his options going forward."

    “He was Officer of the Year for 2014 for the entire Dekalb County Police Department and has received more than nineteen commendations during his eight years with the department," LoRusso said. "He certified with an ASP baton in the Dekalb Police Academy and seven times after that during annual training. He is understandably deeply concerned and taking these charges very seriously.”

    Larscheid, 29, was called to a gas station in DeCatur, Georgia, in June 2017 for a call about McCrary shoplifting and loitering at a convenience store, District Attorney Sherry Boston said at a news conference on Thursday.

    When Larscheid arrived, McCrary was trying to leave the store but Larscheid told her to stay so he could talk to her, Boston said.

    "McCrary attempted once more to leave, pushing into and past the officer in an effort to go around him and exit the store," she said.

    Larscheid then pulled out his baton and "repeatedly struck Ms. McCrary across her legs, her arms, her back and once in the head," according to Boston.

    McCrary was handcuffed and arrested on felony obstruction of a police officer. She was taken to the county jail, but they refused her because of her injuries, Boston said. McCrary was taken to the hospital for an evaluation, where doctors said she had a laceration on her leg and multiple contusions on her arms and legs "consistent with those baton strikes," the district attorney said.

    She was later booked and released on bond. Boston said her office will not pursue charges against McCrary stemming from that arrest.

    According to the district attorney, her office decided charges against Larscheid were warranted after cell phone video taken by a witness in the store surfaced online.

    Boston said Larscheid has to turn himself in at the jail by Saturday evening. The DeKalb County Police Department did not immediately return NBC News' requests for comment.
     
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    This one right here had been fired...

    Atlanta officer fired after punching, using Taser on woman in front of 4-year-old daughter
    "Are you going to jail?" the young girl cried as she looked on.

    May 23, 2019, 9:29 AM EDT
    By Elisha Fieldstadt

    An Atlanta police officer has been fired for using unnecessary force after he punched, tackled and used a Taser on a woman — whom he believed had an outstanding warrant for a speeding ticket — in front of her 4-year-old daughter.

    Sgt. James Hines was fired on May 17 after the Atlanta Police Department investigated the May 1 arrest of Maggie Thomas, according to a statement from the department. "The Office of Professional Standards determined that the force used during the arrest was unnecessary and inconsistent with Atlanta Police Department training," the statement said.

    Video of the incident posted by Thomas' lawyer, Gerald A. Griggs, on Twitter shows Hines forcibly remove Thomas from her car and throw her to the ground. As Thomas screams, her daughter looks on, crying "Are you going to jail?"


    The person filming the incident, who appears to be on the phone with authorities, says, "I’m recording this. He slammed her on the ground. He’s tased her like three times. This is crazy. … He slammed her on the car."

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    Sergeant James HinesAtlanta Police Dept.
    According to an incident report by Hines, he "saw a black female sitting in a silver Infiniti" and "had gotten an earlier lookout on a silver Infiniti."

    When Hines approached Thomas in her car she "became agitated and asked why I was looking at her car and what was I doing back behind her apartments," Hines wrote. "She said something about there shouldn't be a white officer harassing her."

    Hines left Thomas but then "began to wonder why she became so agitated" so he looked up her records, he wrote. He saw she had a warrant for her arrest due to a speeding ticket, called for backup and went "back to the parking lot to make sure Ms. Thomas did not get away."


    When Hines approached Thomas again, she refused to hand over her license or get out of the car so he handcuffed one of her hands as she held her daughter with the other, he wrote.
     
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