The Campaign For DA

4.10.2015

Haven't watched this yet but interested


14 comments:

Anonymous said...

The video I saw did not exonerate the officers nor justify his arrest...cornering him at the ice cooler did not prove anything.

I now firmly believe the police DO NOT WANT witnesses!

Although, if he didn't obey them when they told him to get back away from that location, he should be held accountable.

That night in jail could save his life in the future since disobeying the police is resulting in more sudden deaths.

Anonymous said...

For those of you wanting a police state, you are getting your wishes fulfilled.

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't the video show the beginning of the incident?

Anonymous said...

Have you seen the new video of the horse thief getting pounded out in San Bernardito, California? It's been a really bad week for first responders.

Anonymous said...

Hey! I voted for Obama and I'm getting the "police state".

Is rather have a government that can take care of me and helps other poorer countries succeed.

There's too much people hungry in the world.

Anonymous said...

The police chief admits in the video after being asked by the reporter if a person is allowed to watch what is going on…

"Well yeah that was a mistake by the officer…"

Cameras will finally start bringing this corrupt behavior to light. Now as to if anything is solved or improved may take longer.

Anonymous said...

It's still my crazy theory that cops are NOT waking up each day and going around shooting people at random. If they were, wouldn't the death toll be absolutely unbelievable?

Anonymous said...

Get a GoPro camera and mount it on your dash....I video every interaction with the police. Most cops are good and they don't mind, just hoping I never get stopped by the one who tells me to turn it off.

Anonymous said...

The death toll is becoming absolutely unbelievable!

So much so, we don't really get the death toll for about 2 years after the fact!

Denney Crane said...

Although he may not have broken the law, he would not have done jail time if he would have complied with the officers...

Anonymous said...

Denny, even in the military you are taught you need not obey an illegal order. The chief admits the cop was wrong in addressing the bystander. The kid spent a night in jail unjustly. How about jailing the cop for his illegal act?

Denney Crane said...

8:13 AM - damn soap box question!

Presently, the majority of officers who break the law get a pass. According to this article, over the last decade, few have been punished for killing unarmed civilians.

I believe everyone should be treated equally under the law, except for those in authority, who should be held to a higher standard. They should be setting the example. Police officers should be subject to the same laws as those they serve.

Prosecutors don't like to prosecute, since it drags their pristine little community through the mud. Same with the investigations, it just makes their glorified department look bad.

Confession, atonement and penance is good for the soul, unless you’re in government service. No one admits fault publicly unless forced!

There is great injustice in our law enforcement and legal system. If only 1% are corrupt, violent, cruel or sadistic, we have a major nationwide problem. Technology is bringing the atrocities to light.

Accountability is the only thing that will motivate personal responsibility with those in authority. Power corrupts, even the best of men. Over time, the line between right and wrong, legal and illegal can get very skewed. Few would believe the guy with the badge they sit next to in church may actually be guilty of torture, abuse or murder.

Their lives depend on supporting each other. If they don't stick together, they will be thrown to the lions (criminals, lawyers & employers) with no protection. When your life depends on a fellow officer, it's not difficult to overlook his faults, errors and even illicit activities.

As bad as I hate to say it, lawsuits and monetary awards to victims and their families are what will motivate bureaucracies to change the status quo. Their funding always comes first. Law enforcement provides a significant revenue stream for most communities.

When they divert revenue for roads, sewer, water, education and emergency services to pay these massive awards, they will have no choice to look for solutions. One of which, will be to minimize and marginalize their law enforcement.

Laws were once written in blood, because someone had to die before action was taken. Not the case today. Money, revenue and expenditures are the biggest motivator of change in government and business.

If your community has a bad reputation for law enforcement abuses, no one, including business and industry will want to be associated with the stain of injustice and inhumanity; no one except those who would profit from it.

Denney Crane said...

The short version:

We need to choose these battles very wisely. This incident may save the kid's life in the future, even if he were innocent.

Let's be honest, no one is innocent. Hot $hit is still a turd.

Anyway, I thought protesting was illegal in Springtown...

Anonymous said...

I don't need to see the beginning of the incident on video...the young man was in the wrong when he refused to step back as commanded by an officer. And then he said he was minding his own business...no he was not..he came out of the store to get in somebody else's business...not very smart and a chip on his shoulder.