“A siren is not the police identifying themselves. Siren = police identifying themselves like hearing church bells = a priest baptizing you. How many times have you heard sirens or church bells? And how many times did that result in the police identifying themselves to you to follow their orders or a priest spraying you with holy water and recording your name and date of birth?
Or maybe you are right and the assumption of what sirens mean is what matters. Maybe police can just say mention the name Miranda and never have to read people their rights ever again?”
“and look at that deck. It doesn't have a roof! An eagle or hawk might scratch out her eyes. It doesn't have solid sides either! She could fall off and break her bones. She isn't even protected from the cancerous sun! Oh, this baby is doomed.”
“What are you not understanding?!?! No DUH she wouldn't have that problem. What on earth does that have to do with the police using excessive force? One does not excuse the other.... she wouldn't have been thrown to the ground if she never drank, was never pulled over, didn't commit a crime, etc etc. She also wouldn't have been thrown to the ground if the police were doing their jobs correctly, could handle a 100 odd pound woman, or put her in the backseat and dealt with her at the precinct.
Also, if you think doing what the police tell you keep them from harming you, you have no clue about what you are talking about. There are so many documented cases of police brutality against innocent and cooperative people that it goes beyond ignorance and into pure laziness for you to make such a statement.
I have witnessed it and been subject to it. When it happened to me I was watching 2 officers harass a pair of homeless guys on the street. So, pulled out a cell phone to take pics, promptly get told to put my hands in the air, and do so. Then I had the pleasure of having my head slammed into a brick wall so hard I still have a scar. I was not arrested, nothing. They didn't even take me to the hospital, I had to do that on my own.
It took me 4 times reporting it on separate occasions before there”
rezdawg1 on Sep 12, 2013 at 08:11:35
“You obviously don't like the police. That is fine. I understand why people like you don't like them. Just curious, how many times have you been put in the silver bracelets? It is always somebody else's fault isn't it?”
“Stabilized on the ground? I really don't think you watched the same video I did, the one posted on this article. The officers were in complete control of the situation. The girl didn't hit the car and the ground like that on her own, at least not without breaking several laws of physics, and she most certainly was not "stabilized" on the ground. I really don't think arms can bend that far backward naturally, especially not when someone is struggling because their face just got pounded.
When an officer hurts or fails to prevent harm from happening to a citizen in their custody it is simple police misconduct at a minimum, but usually falls into excessive use of force. If these officers couldn't have handled that woman without hurting her like that then they are far too inept to be police officers.
I hope they get prosecuted for excessive force, and all the evidence is laid bare. I don't believe for a second that their use of force was warranted. It is too bad that being an incompetent police officer isn't a prosecutable offense. It would make our country so much safer.”
“I lost a friend due to a speeding driver. The next time you speed I want you to think about getting your face bashed into the hood of your car, and know that you believe others deserve to have that happen to them.
2 crimes were committed. You were a victim of crime 1, and crime 2 was done to the first criminal, so to you crime 2 is just fine. That is sickening.”
rezdawg1 on Sep 11, 2013 at 20:50:45
“FYI DUI is a felony. Speeding is not.”
rezdawg1 on Sep 11, 2013 at 20:49:46
“Actually she committed 2 crimes. DUI and resisting arrest. Possibly more if she struck an officer. And our little criminal would be just fine if she had committed no crime. See how that works?”
“Do none of you really understand that 2 crimes were committed, and that both the drunk driver and the cops should be arrested?
Just because someone breaks the law doesn't mean the cops get to as well. How hard is that to comprehend?”
ReadingDerp on Sep 11, 2013 at 18:57:39
“Please explain the crime committed by the police officers?
A person was under arrest, they resisted efforts of said arrest, and was stabilized on the ground. The fact that her face hit the ground, while unfortunate, is irrelevant. The officers reacted to her resisting in a manner consistent with policy and training. That fact that it looks bad in a photograph is immaterial. ”
“Yes, I know. Louisiana was still correct on that point though. Net neutrality does not affect that particular situation. Unless the data cap is targeted, meaning specific customers would have data caps only for specific companies or services and not a cap on their total data usage.”
“No... what Louisiana2259 said is correct. Some data plans already throttle people when they have downloaded a certain amount in a month, like say 40 or 80 gigs. Telecom companies can do this so that it costs too much to stream or download video, but since they aren't targeting a specific company or group net neutrality doesn't come into play.”
RTIII on Sep 9, 2013 at 17:03:44
“BillZBubb was correct: We have Net Neutrality now. They want to _end_ it.”
“Says the racist mayor who believes people of color deserve to be stopped, humiliated, groped, frisked, and possibly beaten in order to keep New York safe, but does not believe that it should be applied to neighborhoods that are predominately white, even when more drugs and guns are found. The mayor who puts racial justice right up there with the poor on his I Don't Give a F* shelf should really keep quiet when his betters are actually trying to make it a better place for the majority of New Yorkers.
This is his family Bloomberg is talking about when he says De Blasio is being racist. It's just like the loudest homophobes, the worst adulterers, the ones screaming for religious rights; they are perpetrating the behavior they cry out about. They end up having sleazy gay sex in public restrooms, hire hookers every weekend to escape their families, sadistically oppress the rights of others, or are secretly raging racist themselves.”
“Wait a second... are you saying that if you are arrested after you break the law, and not at the location of the crime, then you aren't actually being arrested for that crime?”
Zeushas Twodads on Sep 6, 2013 at 11:35:14
“Are you saying that you've not read the article and you don't know the law he was arrested for breaking, was struck down by the SOTUS in 2008. But Continues to be enforced illegally by the Washington DC Park police. Thus the reason for an act of civil disobedience? Really you can't be that stupid who has the right to continue to enforce a law that has been declared unconstitutional?”
Sep 4, 2013 at 12:34:48
“Sure, you go first.
Remember, unless you belong to a native american tribe you ARE an illegal immigrant.”
Jimmy John 08 on Sep 4, 2013 at 12:52:41
“mmmh... last time i checked the native americans came out of tribes which migrated over the frozen bering strait (from Asia) and South America into nowadays North America.... so they aren't really "native" either.... see how stupid your argument is?”
“So you agree that this should have been done in the past when religious beliefs were cited for denying service based on race? Or do you think it is okay to discriminate based on religious beliefs as long as the ones you are doing it to are gay?”
“Yes, I have read it. I was forced to read it several times when I was young. You can go ahead and quote it all you want... it doesn't change what is in it and it's relations to our laws. Any link you find is circumstantial, and can be discredited with further quotes from the very same book.”
elderwalker on Sep 1, 2013 at 12:46:20
“No you didn't for if you did you would be afraid to be prove wrong.”