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    Real nice. Seriously, this doesn't just happen here. Something needs to be done about the police all over this country. It is out of control.
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    @magnacarta A massive overhaul of the police and some laws that seriously limit their powers. They should be investigated regularly for racial profiling or any kind of profiling. They need to be held to a higher standard.
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    Well I was leaning kinda neutral before but this kinda pushes me to believe the eyewitness reports more than the cops story. Disgusting. I still don't know if I think it's necessarily a race thing more than just corrupt police.
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    Ok, you base this off of a 5 year old incident unrelated to this case, and yet that he most likely just assaulted two other people 10 min earlier doesn't make you think that the officer's claim of him being assaulted by Brown isn't more believable?
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    @Yank This article came before I read the next article where his buddy admitted they robbed the store so can I join you up on that high horse please?
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    @Libertyiskey yet you don't retract your statement and equate this to the unrelated shooting?
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    Based on this story, YES.

    I've said this before but- When I was a kid, my parents always taught me that if I was in trouble, find a police officer ASAP. Now days, I intentionally turn and go out of my way to avoid them near me in traffic...
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    As we all do, unfotunately. Everyone has "Black and White" fever these days.....even those of us without warrants, a taillight out, expired Registration, etc. And I have tw brothers who are CA HP.........who wold probably get me out of a ticket or trouble iF i was stupid enough to break the law. NO one likes cops anymore......unless you are chatting them up at the 7-11 or donut shop.
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    This gives another reason to be distrustful of the Ferguson police department and anything they say or do.

    It is obvious by the riots and how the community reacted to the shooting that they have lost all confidence in their police force. Even if the police were being ethical in the shooting they lost all credibilty long before then. Withholding key information that surrounded the incident did nothing but aggravate the distrust and hostility that community has for the Ferguson police.
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    Sounds like the FBI needs to come in and just fire all the officers (arresting some) to hire and train new ones.

    How can we take the police seriously in that town with racial crap like this transpiring?
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    The FBI lacks that authority, however they can recommend to the U.S. Attorney in St. Louis that he seek an indictment for a federal criminal civil rights violation.
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    @10UHSEE
    18 U.S.C.ยง 242 is the applicable statue and if death results it can carry life imprisonment or death.

    The difficulty with this is that Eric Holder the U.S. AG is seen by many to be a black racist, so such a charge would be suspect in many eyes, no matter how valid.
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    @richstacy Guys... I was just meaning to get rid of the engrained racist cops in the town. My talk of the FBI doing it was strictly a figure of speech.
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    I urge you all to read the whole article at the Daily Beast. Be prepared to not spew your last meal when you get to the part where a federal magistrate dismissed a civil lawsuit because, even though there was clear perjury (also described in the article), even though Mr. Davis was detained for several days, and even though Mr. Davis suffered a concussion after the beating , the damage to him was too minimal to warrant taking action against the department or the officers. And they say there ain't no justice. They're right.
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    Only time will tell with this current incident, being that the teen killed and the teen in the video robbing the store were wearing different clothes
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    I heard that as well, however do you know if the Brown family has said anything on this...confirming or denying? I did read one report where his friend Dorian stated they were in the store on Saturday (Aug. 9th).....just saying, don't know if the piece I read is verified and accurate.
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    @fdrsusa I have no idea if it have been confirmed, but the clothing and shoes on brown and the kid in the video show several discrepancies
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    It doesn't matter to me if that was Mike Brown in that video or not. The fact remains is that a young man was shot 6 times by a police officer for what? A punch or 2 in the face of that cop?. If the cop and Mike had a struggle and a few blows, one shot was sufficient to stop him and if witnesses are right, Mike did raise his hands and asked him to stopped, but the cop fired away 5 more times. I really think this cop lost his temper, all his police training went down the toilet.

    There are some bad cops everywhere among the good ones, and they also exist in my country, but sometimes it's a bit freaky hearing the news south of the border. Seems like Ferguson cops and the system in that area is like a scene out of Mississippi Burning.
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    @SummerNights the store owner and his attorney have since come out and said they never called the police or reported anything stolen.
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    Funny thing the police corruption does not extend to the white residents. Doesn't anyone read the police records of who they arrest? Of course it is about race!
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    @O_S_Thomas
    >>>whites r not safe from cops either<<<
    It's becoming that way. It has gotten so whites can no longer look the other way when injustice is being heaped on blacks or other minorities.
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    @WMCOL how many stories have i heard about whites' doors being broken down bc they were over-prescribed their drugs, bc they were next door to an actual drug dealer, etc etc. police abuse of power is bad for all of us.
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    @O_S_Thomas
    All the more reason whites can no longer look the other way when cops abuse their authority on blacks. It can and does happen to whites just as I said, and more and more that is true as we have looked the other way when it happened to blacks.
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    @WMCOL
    With this one sarcastic comment, you have nailed our American Apartheid culture, right to the wall. Kudos.
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    I'm well aware we need police to "uphold" our justice system but way too many of them are corrupt, racist, or just simply on a power trip. When it's their word against ours, the outlook usually isn't good. Ferguson cops need to be restaffed, at least the ones who made these charges...
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    Sounds like the last century down there. You would hope that they would get over the fact that civil rights are everybody's rights. I wonder what the circumstances surrounded this case where he had to go to a Federal Court to get justice? On the face of it it sounds verrrry strange.
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    He will go free the cop that is I have listed to both sides and all that is out right now it show all in favor of cop
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    I'm from Canada. I have a cousin that was once married to a Brampton police officer. Brampton is a suburb of Toronto...comes under Peel Regional Police(Peel county). They have since divorced.

    He eventually became a detective. Before they divorced, I was at their home a few times over the years for a meal, BBQ etc...More than once, her ex, "Chris", referred to blacks as N*****s among other things he had to say about others. Besides their marriage being crappy, Chris was a total arsewipe.

    It crossed my mind more than once....what is he like as a cop? Does he treat people fairly? etc etc...

    It isn't just in the USA, it's also in other countries.....crappy cops who give the good ones a bad name.
  • #132
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    I pucked in a cop car while I was in college and following a football game and had to pay to have it cleaned up
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