I’m not one you have to tell that freedom isn’t free… I’ve given just over 5 years of my life to Uncle Sam. I have 11 months to go and what am I going to do? Sign up for another 6. I don’t really want to, but I do what I must to get by.
No, you don’t HAVE to do it. If you’re searching for justification by arguing with me, hahaha… you’re really doing yourself no favors.
So the cop is wrong for doing what he’s required to do?
The cop isn’t required. He can leave his job and find a different source of income.
Bullshit. My take on it is that every law should be enforced until it is no longer law, wI agree with it or not.
Then you are the literal definition of a tool.
Would you expect him to uphold that law? I’m sure you would. A police officer’s job is to enforce the law, not YOUR moral code.
I have never asked another person, police officer or not, to agree with my morals. I only ask that he agree with his own. If he feels that beating black people is moral, then let him continue until it catches back up with him (which it will). However, if he feels what he’s being asked to do is immoral, unconstitutional, illegal, or if he feels that it would put himself into danger, then he shouldn’t do it unless he fully understands that he is equally responsible. He is the boot of the state and he performs that function voluntarily. There is no obligation at all.
Good for you.. You’re doing something… What about everyone else who just sits and cries all the fucking time?
I think you’re assuming everyone sits and cries all the time. I’m sure a lot of people do sit and cry all the time. But I’ll tell you this: I wouldn’t be able to do something for the people of my city if they weren’t crying about what happened to them. Most people feel powerless and are unable to do something about it because they don’t possess the resources or the knowledge to fix it. They’re not political people. Complaining amongst themselves is a way of fixing it because it gets the word out. I encourage more people to complain. Complaining gets shit fixed.
Oh me? I’m sorry… Between my job, school, and military duties, the only downtime I get is later at night. But either way, I’m not sitting here bitching that something is illegal, so you’re little bit about me not making sense because I’m sitting here annoyed that people are whining about whatever is irrelevant.
To you it’s irrelevant. And you’re entitled to your opinion. But I don’t think you have anywhere to stand logically or morally when you voluntarily take a position that is wrong. You then go on to complain about others complaining. You quite literally have no room to complain at all. Every word from your fingers on the topic is laughable.
City Denies Request For Ticker-Tape Parade Honoring 9/11 First RespondersA Facebook group supporting a parade for 9/11 first responders has over 950 members. Many expressed outrage over the city’s decision and vowed to put the pressure on City Hall.
Cops Accuse Innocent Man Of Swallowing Drugs, Force Him Into Hospital, Perform X-rays & CAT Scans, Finding Nothing, Leaving The Man To Pay A $9.5K Hospital Bill
A Brooklyn man claims in a lawsuit he was accosted by cops who accused him of swallowing “contraband” and hauled him to a hospital in a failed bid to prove it — only to be later billed for the medical procedures done against his will.
Schedrick Campbell, 54, said he had gone out to buy dog food in March and was walking back to his Crown Heights home when three plainclothes officers accosted him.
They grabbed his throat and yelled at him to “spit it out,” Campbell said in a Brooklyn federal court lawsuit, but police didn’t find anything.
Cops then hauled him to Interfaith Medical Center, where, he claims, he was handcuffed to a bed for two days while hospital staff, at the direction of police, conducted X-rays and CAT scans in a futile bid to find the alleged contraband.
“It should be noted that no foreign body was ever found,” the court papers state.
One officer threw out Campbell’s prostate medication and warned him that using the bathroom before some of the hospital’s procedures could lead to him being prosecuted “for tampering with evidence,” Campbell alleges.
The charges were dropped — but Interfaith added insult to injury by slapping him with a $9,530 bill.
So let’s get this straight:
- Cops kidnap a man based on a false accusation
- Cops force the man into a hospital against his will
- Cops forbid him from urinating and taking his medication
- Cops force him to stay in the hospital for 2 days
- The hospital staff performs these procedures on the man because the cops said so
- The cops don’t find anything and leave the man with the bill of $9,500+
Here, in the pointless arrest of Ms. Zucker, is a crime that is not even on the books: the staggering waste of spirit, the squandering of public resources, the follies disguised as crime-fighting. About 40,000 people a year — the vast majority of them young black and Latino men — are fed like widgets onto a conveyor belt of arrest, booking and court, after being told to empty their pockets and thus commit the misdemeanor of “open display” of marijuana.
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After that, take note of where the main camera on the roof of the Sky Watch tower (pictured above) is pointed. (Hint: It’s at Zuccotti Park!)
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#OccupyWallStreet: The Good Side Effects of the Protest.
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Alex Merced discusses how when he walks by the protest he sees relationships being built among the protestors and even if the protestors don’t have the right solution, at least they have people asking “what is the solution?”
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Over the weekend the Occupy Wall Street protesters attempted to take the movement to Brooklyn. During the attempt 700 protesters were arrested on the Brooklyn Bridge. Many of the protesters claim the NYPD didn’t give a warning, but NYPD has released a video showing a warning being given to the crowd. Allison Kilkenny, a reporter for The Nation, addresses some of these contradicting reports.
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Police in New York have violently dispersed an anti-Wall Street rally, arresting more than seven hundred people after a dramatic showdown on Brooklyn bridge. Thousands joined the movement dubbed ‘Occupy Wall Street’ - in protest against what they call corporate domination.
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U.S. government studies have consistently found that young whites use marijuana at higher rates than young blacks or Latinos. Yet, in 2010, the New York Police Department arrested blacks for marijuana possession at seven times the rate of whites, and Latinos at nearly four times the rate of whites. In New York City 87% of the people arrested for marijuana possession are blacks and Latinos.
New York City’s racially-biased marijuana arrests are extreme, but they are not unusual. Large cities and counties throughout the United States arrest blacks and Latinos for marijuana possession at three, four, five, and up to ten times or more the rate of whites. Los Angeles arrests blacks at seven times the rate of whites, just as New York City does. Chicago does as well. Along with DNA collection for misdemeanors and other policing policies, this produces an institutional form of unjust discrimination that some have termed “racism without racists.” The law professor and scholar Michelle Alexander has rightly described this as “the new Jim Crow.” +