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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    They were treating the people they are supposed to serve and protect as worthless wastes of oxygen. That's unacceptable in people who have vested in them the power to destroy lives.
    The people they are supposed to serve and protect are not the criminals.

    If you riot you should be put down like rabid dogs.

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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    The militarization of the police refers to arming them with weapons and other gear specifically created to combat armed enemies of the state as opposed to citizens. So that right there should help to answer your question.
    What weapons and gear? Be specific.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    There is no room for anger in protests. Protesters who cannot keep their anger in check should not participate. There is no room where their anger can get people killed, destroy private property and ruin a private business.

    Yes, we have a right to peacefull protest. Yet, seems not to long ago Bundy supporters were armed and did point weapons as LE. How about the people in Ferguson who broke into stores to loot. Should they not be held accountable?

    People should be held accountable for their actions no matter what they are doing on or off work.
    Of course they should be held accountable. Of course looters should be arrested and prosecuted to the full extent of the law.

    Angry protesters are not the same as angry police. Police once again have a legal monopoly on violence and the power of the state behind them. You cannot equate an angry citizen with an angry cop.
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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    The people they are supposed to serve and protect are not the criminals.

    If you riot you should be put down like rabid dogs.
    It seems no one was rioting in the case of these two.

    And since when does rioting impose a death sentence without the benefit of a trial. Last I checked cops are not judge, jury and executioner.
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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    What weapons and gear? Be specific.
    What do you think people are talking about when they refer to the "militarization" of the police?

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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    Or.... he had a human reaction to an azzhole.... But again, cops cant be human.. They should be cyborgs with absolutely no emotion.
    Oh, if only they were. Too often they come across as really unhappy, angry people. Who have guns.
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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    Saw on the internet news somewhere that some people have filed a $40 million lawsuit against officers who were in Ferguson trying to control the crowds, stems from officers ordering a mother and child in a Mc D's restaurant onto the floor while they were purchasing ice cream, they were cuffed and hauled away for asking why they were told to leave and why they were being ordered around, since they weren't the ones causing the so called trouble.
    Don't know that they have a case. Not enough information. Maybe they were asked to leave by the officers, because there was a situation that put them in danger, and refused to do so? If there's a legitimate reason for officers to give a lawful order for people to leave an area due to imminent danger or if they are interfering with a police investigation, the people have to do so. To not do so, is a misdemeanor in most states that I know of. The cops have the right to put you under arrest for not complying. However, the fine line there is that it has to be a lawful order based on imminent danger or interference with a police investigation. Sounds to me that this may be what happened here - based on your statement.

    People are too quick to blame the cops in situations like this. I heard about the suit, but not what it was about. Just that some of the people in Ferguson were suing the police.
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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    What do you think people are talking about when they refer to the "militarization" of the police?
    I think the people whining about the, "militarization", of the police don't have the first damn clue what they are talking about. See how you dodged my question?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Why is it ignorant? If anything the cop should be treated more harshly because he's an agent of the state who abused his authority.
    What about the cop's civil rights? They forfeit those when they join the police department?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Anything beyond handguns and perhaps shotguns goes only to SWAT teams and SWAT teams are restricted to dealing only with truly highly dangerous situations - not crowd control or serving warrants for drug possession.
    That's pretty much the way it is. You're aware of that, right?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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