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Thread: Police officers nationwide flagged for racist and violent social media posts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    I don't think it was the "I'm being spied on" aspect as much as it was the police were concerned that people would analyze the footage from the safety and comfort of their desks and second guess a police officer who was forced to make a split-second life-or-death decision in the heat of the moment.
    I'm no longer a police officer, but I'm still a police chaplain and am around this stuff a lot, and was involved in this transition in both our local PD and SO. It was a combination of a lot of factors. What you brought up was certainly a major consideration.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy View Post
    No. I've seen footage of the incident.
    My question was admittedly oddly worded, so I'm not sure if you're agreeing or disagreeing with me.
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    So this guy goes to buy a car, then shoots the seller 5 times and steals the car. Then he posts on facebook bragging that the police can't catch him. US Marshalls go after him and he rams their car and comes at them shooting. They shoot back and kill him and the crowd starts rioting and throwing stuff at the police injuring 36 of them, 6 had to go to the hospital. THEN the dead guy's father goes and put out a "hit" on law enforcement officers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    My question was admittedly oddly worded, so I'm not sure if you're agreeing or disagreeing with me.
    Roy agreeing with you? I suppose there's a first time for everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    So this guy goes to buy a car, then shoots the seller 5 times and steals the car. Then he posts on facebook bragging that the police can't catch him. US Marshalls go after him and he rams their car and comes at them shooting. They shoot back and kill him and the crowd starts rioting and throwing stuff at the police injuring 36 of them, 6 had to go to the hospital. THEN the dead guy's father goes and put out a "hit" on law enforcement officers.
    And the MSM falls for it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    And the MSM falls for it.
    pretty much. It's the police's fault for shooting a murderer who was shooting at them, just because the kid was black. This world has gone crazy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by One Bad Pig View Post
    Roy agreeing with you? I suppose there's a first time for everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    pretty much. It's the police's fault for shooting a murderer who was shooting at them, just because the kid was black. This world has gone crazy.
    No, not the issue of the thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shunyadragon View Post
    not the issue of the thread.
    The "issue" is that you have yet to show that police are racist at a higher rate than the general population, or that racism is a pervasive and systemic issue in police departments in general.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mountain Man View Post
    The "issue" is that you have yet to show that police are racist at a higher rate than the general population, or that racism is a pervasive and systemic issue in police departments in general.
    He finally said he's not claiming the first part, and but seems to think he's proven the second.
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