Police involved shootings

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Re: Police involved shootings

Postby Cadfael » Fri Mar 30, 2018 12:23 am

A 21-year-old California man is being held in the Illinois' Cook County jail on $100,000 bond after authorities say he was caught in Chicago's Union Station with a loaded handgun, wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying a bag of police SWAT equipment.

Walked up and arrested him nice and peaceful.

Apparently they weren't as afraid for their lives as they are of a black guy with a cell phone in his own back yard.

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Re: Police involved shootings

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Re: Police involved shootings

Postby Roy » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:48 am

@Henry

Pffft!

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Re: Police involved shootings

Postby gargantua » Fri Mar 30, 2018 9:21 am

Roy wrote:@Henry

Pffft!

Pretty persuasive argument there, Roy.

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Re: Police involved shootings

Postby DCB » Sun Apr 01, 2018 12:39 pm

It's bad enough that police feel like they can kill unarmed black men with impunity. They also violently attack people just for questioning their authority.
A 61-year-old woman was struck by a police vehicle as it peeled away from protesters demonstrating against the police killing of Stephon Clark in what was described by the victim and protesters as a hit and run.

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Re: Police involved shootings

Postby gargantua » Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:17 pm

DCB wrote:It's bad enough that police feel like they can kill unarmed black men with impunity. They also violently attack people just for questioning their authority.
A 61-year-old woman was struck by a police vehicle as it peeled away from protesters demonstrating against the police killing of Stephon Clark in what was described by the victim and protesters as a hit and run.

I wish that someone had recorded this. It may have happened exactly as described, but it's also possible that the protesters may have reason not to give a completely accurate account.

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Re: Police involved shootings

Postby DCB » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:29 pm

To be Scrupulously Fair, we should wait for All The Facts.

Personally, I'm done with giving cops the benefit of the doubt.

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Re: Police involved shootings

Postby gargantua » Sun Apr 01, 2018 2:52 pm

DCB wrote:To be Scrupulously Fair, we should wait for All The Facts.

Personally, I'm done with giving cops the benefit of the doubt.

I'm not giving anyone the benefit of the doubt. I'd like to see the video. The absence of any would be highly unusual these days.

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Re: Police involved shootings

Postby Cadfael » Sun Apr 01, 2018 3:38 pm

gargantua wrote:
DCB wrote:To be Scrupulously Fair, we should wait for All The Facts.

Personally, I'm done with giving cops the benefit of the doubt.

I'm not giving anyone the benefit of the doubt. I'd like to see the video. The absence of any would be highly unusual these days.

I pasted "A 61-year-old woman was struck by a police vehicle" into google, without the quotes, and this was at the top of the list. With the headline "Sacramento sheriff's vehicle hits woman during Stephon Clark protest and drives away, video shows"

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Re: Police involved shootings

Postby gargantua » Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:36 pm

Thanks for the link. I hope that cop gets prosecuted like a black teenager would. I'm not holding my breath.

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Re: Police involved shootings

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Re: Police involved shootings

Postby Henry Vilas » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:28 am


His crime: walking while black.

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Re: Police involved shootings

Postby Henry Vilas » Sun May 06, 2018 8:29 am



At least he didn't shoot anyone.

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Re: Police involved shootings

Postby DCB » Sun May 06, 2018 2:27 pm

Just another friendly neighborhood cop keeping the peace:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/pos ... 697c40d167

The man paid for the mentos, and the off-duty cop didn't kill him, so it's all good.

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Re: Police involved shootings

Postby Shorty » Thu May 31, 2018 8:52 pm

Quite a lot less than the Tony Robinson settlement in Madison.

Jury Leaves Many Stunned After It Awards $4 To The Family Of Man Killed By A Sheriff’s Deputy
https://www.essence.com/news/florida-ju ... ffs-deputy

Four Dollars’ Worth of Pain and Suffering
Gregory Hill was shot to death by cops in Florida. Why did his family get so little compensation?
https://slate.com/news-and-politics/201 ... -usd4.html

"Take $1 in nominal damages and multiply it out by the sheriff’s 1 percent responsibility, and you get 1 cent. In finding for the plaintiff on the second count, however, the jury was instructed to award damages to four people: Hill’s mother, for the cost of his funeral expenses, and each of his three children—aged 9, 6, and 3 at the time of the shooting—for their mental pain and suffering and loss of parental companionship. The jurors awarded $1 across the board. The final total of $4 was then reduced to 4 cents given the finding of the sheriff’s 1 percent responsibility."


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