Police Brutality Protests Thread

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I do beg your pardon, I was referring to American police (along with a few other places like Belarus).
The sad thing is: even in Belarus no policeman is stupid enough to shoot a protester. Beating them up is one thing but shooting unarmed protesters would ignite the powderkeg of revolution for sure.
 
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The sad thing is: even in Belarus no policeman is stupid enough to shoot a protester. Beating them up is one thing but shooting unarmed protesters would ignite the powderkeg of revolution for sure.
Yeah, I think most people around here think the shooting is justified, but also support protestor's right to protest it. When people protested the shooting, hours after it happened, before any video came out, the police used tear gas on them. Tear gas is a weapon of chemical warfare. There is no excuse to use chemical warfare on your own citizens, ever, especially peaceful protestors. So the police started rioting because some demonstrators questioned their judgement with guns. The police caused windows to be broken and people to be sent to the hospital. The police destroyed property and attacked people's health.

Then they arrested a bunch of them and bail was set at a million dollars. Cash bail is already a hot issue around here. I've been to quite a few local fund raisers to end cash bail. Even people who defend cash bail will tell you that a million dollar bail is excessive and unconstitutional, unless you are prosecuting Bezos or something crazy. I don't know what the magistrate was thinking when they did that. Yesterday, the bail amount was reduced for most of them. For the two who did not get reduced bail, they will probably win a civil rights case about it, eventually. I hope. If not, then we really need to work harder to get rid of cash bail.

 

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At a guess, it means they need to bring in more tanks and heavy weapons to deal with the public backlash from whatever fuckery they are about to either pull, or be forced to admit they pulled. Possibly they will admit her murder was wrong, and that they will take away the officers' desert for a week. In any case, they will announce they absolutely need a higher budget to deal with the depraved individuals objecting to being shot and gassed.
 
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Yup can't see it
 
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Edited it. Thanks.

gonna be riots.
 

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And ffs, a $15,000 Bond? There’s a judge spitting in Breonna Taylor’s face.
 

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The guy who is being charged isn't even being charged for killing Breonna. He's being charged for some stray bullets that found their way into the neighbors house!

The AG is saying that the police can break in and murder you in your sleep for no good reason. At the end of his press conference, the AG says that, "justice sought by violence is not justice." By his very own reasoning, then, these police were not seeking justice when they violently murdered Breonna, and the AG is not seeking justice when he protects them for it. They are seeking something that is clearly not justice.

 

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This cop is getting prosecuted for shooting himself in the leg. So it's totally cool to shoot a sleeping woman, but if you shoot yourself, you gotta explain that to a judge!

Of couse you have to, you can't simply shoot the police can you? ... Hope this respectless dude gets locked up for his heinous crime...
 
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Here's an interesting brutality trial: a German journalist supposedly attacked police officers, so they put him on a trial before court. He was sick for five weeks due to injuries, his camera damaged and broken.

All involved police officers told the judge that the journalist was provoking them, has attacked them first with his camera and that's the reason why he fell flat on the ground. An internal investigation of the police also came to the same conclusion. So all running good for the cops.

The accused remained mostly silent, until his time came and he played his trump card: he had video recordings of the affair, which he only disclosed before the gathering of evidence was finished. He didn't show it before, because he explained a) he wanted to give room for internal investigations first, and b) he feared if he had disclosed it before that the police man would have arranged their testimonies against him.

But due to this the cops were utterly unprepared and, and the video evidence spoke for itself: first there was some verbal tension between the cop and journalist, but nothing more. Indeed the attack was done by the police, pushing the journalist to the ground and strangling him, which also was visible on the video.

One cop, which lied in favor for his colleague, then had a collapse in the court room and was brought to the nearest hospital.

Both cops are now facing consequences due to the clear evidence.

 

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Given that the average cop seems to have more gadgets and gizmos than James Bond, and more armor than Iron Man, I'd say we could safely start with a base line 75% reduction in police funding.
 
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