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    Re: Cop snatches phone and smashes it (gets caught on video anyway)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It's not a smear, it's just further documentation of how out of control some of the police force has gotten in the modern world. We need to not only be aware of this, we need to start punishing. Government must be kept within its constraints.
    Who is the mythical "We" that you speak of? The mob? You personally? Who? And So, once you've neutered the police or done away with them, do you see a safer America?

    People vote for politicians who campaign that they are "tough on crime" people who vote like that....Not all are authoritarians like you try to paint them, they just want to be safe.
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    Re: Cop snatches phone and smashes it (gets caught on video anyway)

    Quote Originally Posted by braindrain View Post
    When you say things like I think any rational person would take that to mean you are justifying what the cop did and that the fault rests on the woman. Add that in with the rest of your posts defending the cop and I think most people would take it the same way I did.

    And as I said before, why should she have to go down to the station to file a complaint. Plenty of other officers witnessed the cop break the law. If some random citizen had done that we all know the police would have acted right there on the spot.
    Why should she have to file charges? Because that is how it is done....So now you want to rewrite the system?
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    Re: Cop snatches phone and smashes it (gets caught on video anyway)

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Who is the mythical "We" that you speak of? The mob? You personally? Who? And So, once you've neutered the police or done away with them, do you see a safer America?

    People vote for politicians who campaign that they are "tough on crime" people who vote like that....Not all are authoritarians like you try to paint them, they just want to be safe.
    The People.

    Being safe is great, but we're not safe from the police as we've been seeing in more and more videos. Being safe doesn't just deal with the criminal element, but with government as well. Government must be kept within its restraints.
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    Re: Cop snatches phone and smashes it (gets caught on video anyway)

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Well, no warning and destruction of property. I think the woman should get a new phone paid by that specific police officer.
    There you go, and I would even back assault charges on the Marshall if indeed there was no prior warning to get back from police....Lord knows if cops arrest you and they hurt their little pinky nail doing so they charge you with assault on a LEO....So, yeah, I'll concede that maybe charges should be filed, but if the woman doesn't do that, then NOTHING will happen, and NO crime is reported here.
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    Re: Cop snatches phone and smashes it (gets caught on video anyway)

    Just because she was an idiot to be that close to the back of the police taping and uncertain what she was saying it doesn't mean the cop has to climb down to her level and act as stupid.

    The one cop tells her to back up and she takes a few steps so he should have told her to take it across the street. Good grief is it that hard?

    But right on time we have the extremes show up here in this thread from all cops do it to fine you shouldn't have police.

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    Re: Cop snatches phone and smashes it (gets caught on video anyway)

    Right or wrong, it's ONE COP.


    If this problem is so systemic, where are the other vids of the rest of the LAPD doing crap like this?


    I'm tired of all of the cop bashing. We're making a huge freaking deal over, what, less than 1% of all the police in this country, being a **** up? That's better odds than what we get with out politicians, and we ELECT those people. I'd settle for at least 50% odds on our politicians, but no, they're WORSE. But we get a vid of a single cop stepping out of line, and it's "This country has a growing problem with it's police force..."

    Much ado about nothing. If the vid is as it appears, fire the cop, cancel his pension, and hire someone better.


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    Re: Cop snatches phone and smashes it (gets caught on video anyway)

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    The People.
    And tell us how "We" the people, are going to effect this change you want to see?

    Being safe is great, but we're not safe from the police as we've been seeing in more and more videos. Being safe doesn't just deal with the criminal element, but with government as well. Government must be kept within its restraints.
    And "We" the people, must be kept within ours.
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    Re: Cop snatches phone and smashes it (gets caught on video anyway)

    Quote Originally Posted by KevinKohler View Post
    Right or wrong, it's ONE COP.


    If this problem is so systemic, where are the other vids of the rest of the LAPD doing crap like this?


    I'm tired of all of the cop bashing. We're making a huge freaking deal over, what, less than 1% of all the police in this country, being a **** up? That's better odds than what we get with out politicians, and we ELECT those people. I'd settle for at least 50% odds on our politicians, but no, they're WORSE. But we get a vid of a single cop stepping out of line, and it's "This country has a growing problem with it's police force..."

    Much ado about nothing. If the vid is as it appears, fire the cop, cancel his pension, and hire someone better.


    If ONLY it were that easy with the people WE ELECT.
    Hear, Hear Kevin....Right on!
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    Re: Cop snatches phone and smashes it (gets caught on video anyway)

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    And tell us how "We" the people, are going to effect this change you want to see?
    By posting more of the videos, raising public awareness, protesting, and demanding proper action be taken

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    And "We" the people, must be kept within ours.
    Quite the authoritarian view there. No, We The People are the sovereigns, we own the government, it works for us; not the other way around. We are the entities which possess rights, not government. The only natural restriction to our rights is that we may not infringe upon the rights of others in the process. Government must be constrained, it cannot just exercise force against the People without due cause.

    I'm not sure when "conservatives" flipped from small, responsible government folk to Big Brother Knows Best sort of folk, but this big government, big force, **** the People path of Party Politics is killing the Republic.
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    Re: Cop snatches phone and smashes it (gets caught on video anyway)

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Maybe I am, maybe not...I'm a busy guy, I work pretty hard, so I'm not always available to sit around watching news 24/7.

    And NO, I don't think they are the only cases, but you're ignoring my questions....How many cases vs. the number of police on the job? Can you answer that?
    Nobody on either side of the issue can give an absolute answer, but the most credible estimates for wrongful convictions is in the 4% to 5% range, so it stands to reason this would be similar.
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