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    Re: Jury Finds Occupy Wall Street Protester Innocent After Video Contradicts Police

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    That just strains credulity. I'm so sure they had so much time on their hands they were free to just pick someone at out of the crowd to charge with a randomly selected crime. They could have chosen virtually any of those yahoos and charged them with failure to disperse or public disorderly, but instead they pick out this one fellow and charge him with assault?

    Occam's Razor.
    The video proves that the guy was innocent, and that the police framed him for a crime he did not commit. That is why he was found not guilty. Or should the court have dispensed with the verdict, and instead of giving him a chance to prove his innocence, which he did, taken him out behind the courthouse and shot him?
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    Re: Jury Finds Occupy Wall Street Protester Innocent After Video Contradicts Police

    Quote Originally Posted by Thrilla View Post
    regardless of any other concerns( political or otherwise), it's a good thing that an innocent person is free.

    Bingo. Somebody gets it.
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    Re: Jury Finds Occupy Wall Street Protester Innocent After Video Contradicts Police

    The Jury is the conscience of the community, and that has been demonstrated many times in our existence.

    In this case the jury rightly judged that what the cops did was wrong, and that the individual was well within his constitutional rights. I say BRAVO!

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    Re: Jury Finds Occupy Wall Street Protester Innocent After Video Contradicts Police

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    So its bad to point out the bad ones? Is it bad to point out bad politicians? Bad doctors?

    I have no problem appreciating good cops, but don't think for one moment that I won't speak up when bad cops do bad things.
    I never said we shouldn't point out bad cops. But there are others on this thread that lump all of them into the same category. You read the thread correct?
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    Re: Jury Finds Occupy Wall Street Protester Innocent After Video Contradicts Police

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I never said we shouldn't point out bad cops. But there are others on this thread that lump all of them into the same category. You read the thread correct?
    I am one of those "others" that you refer to, and I'd like to add that I think that cops in rural areas tend to be pretty good. There just isn't much room to advance in a small town, so you don't get the corruption that you get in more densely populated areas.

    But in city after city, year after year, urban cops commit all sorts of criminal behavior. And when they do, the "good" cops keep their mouths shut about it
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    Re: Jury Finds Occupy Wall Street Protester Innocent After Video Contradicts Police

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I am one of those "others" that you refer to, and I'd like to add that I think that cops in rural areas tend to be pretty good. There just isn't much room to advance in a small town, so you don't get the corruption that you get in more densely populated areas.

    But in city after city, year after year, urban cops commit all sorts of criminal behavior. And when they do, the "good" cops keep their mouths shut about it
    It's like the "blue wall" in Chicago. This "silence of the brothers" is making an "us" vs. "them" attitude in the citizenry. It is the police that must change to address this issue, not the citizenry. Yet, you see all the police on this thread defending actions that are surely questionable. Another manifestation of the same problem.

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    Re: Jury Finds Occupy Wall Street Protester Innocent After Video Contradicts Police

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    It is the police that must change to address this issue, not the citizenry.
    That bears repeating
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    Re: Jury Finds Occupy Wall Street Protester Innocent After Video Contradicts Police

    Quote Originally Posted by trfjr View Post
    so you are trying to say because one man out of a crowd was found innocent of a crime means no crime ever did happen?
    So i guess none of the rapes and destruction of property ever did happen because of one man was found innocent of one crime
    one crime at a time - that's how we do it.

    We present a case - that focuses on it's set span of events with it's evidence . . . it does not puddle jump to other ****. He was not on trial for a rape or burglary or anything else. . . ok?

    Someone else might have done those things but that's not this case.

    Alrighty then. Seems simple enough.
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    Re: Jury Finds Occupy Wall Street Protester Innocent After Video Contradicts Police

    Quote Originally Posted by sangha View Post
    I am one of those "others" that you refer to, and I'd like to add that I think that cops in rural areas tend to be pretty good. There just isn't much room to advance in a small town, so you don't get the corruption that you get in more densely populated areas.

    But in city after city, year after year, urban cops commit all sorts of criminal behavior. And when they do, the "good" cops keep their mouths shut about it
    I do think that certain police forces, such as the LAPD, weed out the good cops. While the cops who are corrupt, abuse their authority, or actively disregard the rights of the citizenry may be a minority, that means the rest of cops who aren’t actively engaged in it look away when they see others doing it. A cop who does not turn in a bad cop is not a “good” cop. And the good cops who do take action, well, they probably don’t stick around long.

    I'm not saying that is the case on all forces.

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    Re: Jury Finds Occupy Wall Street Protester Innocent After Video Contradicts Police

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    The police were and are nothing but the Gestapo of the political elite when it comes to Occupy Wall Street and similar organisations. Anything that threatens Wall Street and the banks are considered enemies of the state.
    State Sponsored Terrorism and Coercion (no doubt with a little federal sprinkled in here and there). Clearly infringing upon the right to assemble by grass-root peoples.

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