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Thread: General Police Misconduct aka Murdering Black People

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    Yeah, I didn’t have Woke Pat Robertson on my Bingo Card.

    Those two need gun safety classes, though, OMG. They almost capped each other.

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    Disgusting.

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    Yeah, the video clearly shows the kid throwing the gun behind the fence and putting his hands up, unarmed.

    News is now saying the kid was in special education. He was missing for several days and in the morgue because the CPD couldn’t identify him. Very sad.

    The CPD lied, and the Prosecutor’s office vouched for the CPD. Now the shit’s hit the fan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdm View Post
    I'm trying to figure out what's more plausible here:

    A. A senior officer managed to confuse her heavy, black gun with a unique trigger safety with a much lighter, YELLOW taser carried on the opposite hip. This is after holding it in ready position IN FRONT OF HER PERSON for several seconds.

    B. That same senior officer, that also happens to be union prez, purposely yells "taser' knowing full well she has her gun but does so, on camera, for plausible deniability.

    I'll admit B is a steaming hot take bordering on conspiracy theory but I really REALLY think A is some impossible shit.

    I mentioned this to a co-worker, and she offered a good theory on how Potter could brainfart and use her gun when she intended to use her taser:

    Looking at Potter, she's in her late 40s-early 50s, which is when menopause hits. One of the effects of menopause can be forgetfulness, and not the "why did I come into this room again?" kind. Consciously she may have intended for the taser but it was also so ingrained into her to reach for her pistol that she got the pistol instead of the taser. The fact that she was training someone may have also tripped her up mentally. This could also explain why she seems pretty shocked that she shot him instead of tasing him.

    I think that second-degree manslaughter charges are the right call. I also think that AG Ellison's office should handle this case.

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    Verdict to be read 3:30-4pm local time / 4:30-5pm Eastern.

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    Fuuuuuck that was fast, which is either great or terrible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah K View Post
    Fuuuuuck that was fast, which is either great or terrible.
    I think it's a good sign given the quality of the prosecution's case and witness testimony. But I'm not putting money on anything either.

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    there's going to be a riot either way I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdm View Post
    I think it's a good sign given the quality of the prosecution's case and witness testimony.
    I think so, too.

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    I would love to be optimistic and think the case matters. But I'm also way too familiar with the conviction rates of cops, even when there is clear, undisputed documentation of the encounter.

    I'm obviously no courtroom expert, but Chauvin's attorney seemed fucking terrible.

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    It's been a nail-biting hour. I hope they made the right decision...
    Also, this was really close to how long the jury in the Mohamed Noor case deliberated (11 hours).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah K View Post
    I'm obviously no courtroom expert, but Chauvin's attorney seemed fucking terrible.
    He’s a pretty heavy-hitter attorney.

    But he has no defense.

    All I saw was a lawyer running up hourly fees. He should have advised his client to settle a plea. But a plea doesn’t get hourly fees from a trial full of shitty defenses.

    I was screaming at my television.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarah K View Post
    I would love to be optimistic and think the case matters. But I'm also way too familiar with the conviction rates of cops, even when there is clear, undisputed documentation of the encounter.

    I'm obviously no courtroom expert, but Chauvin's attorney seemed fucking terrible.
    The elephant in the room here is that Trump's was worse.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegate View Post
    The elephant in the room here is that Trump's was worse.
    Trump’s what?


    Edit: oh ATTORNEY.

    This attorney isn’t a bad attorney. He just has no case.
    Last edited by allegro; 04-20-2021 at 03:39 PM.

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    Trump's lawyer/attorney?

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    Quote Originally Posted by allegro View Post
    Trump’s what?


    Edit: oh ATTORNEY.

    This attorney isn’t a bad attorney. He just has no case.
    yes, sorry.

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    The jury asking no questions and/or for clarification on anything does provide me with the smallest sliver of hope.

    Anxiety is high af though.

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    GUILTY.

    Fuck yes!

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    That asshole looks like he wants to kill all the jurors.

    He’s staring at them like ... omg.

    There is NO doubt this guy is a sociopath.

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    Chauvin fucked around and found out.

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    Wow, I have to say I'm surprised (but very relieved) they found him guilty on all three counts. I thought they might have a split verdict and find him not guilty of 2nd degree murder.

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    Last edited by allegate; 04-20-2021 at 04:17 PM.

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    I'm just so relieved that we don't have to worry about riots breaking out in Minneapolis again tonight. I was SO anxious and nervous about that. Instead, people are celebrating. This reminds me of the day they called the election for Biden (Nov. 7). People are celebrating, crying, and cheering in the streets here.

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    Have a great time in prison motherfucker. I wonder if the irony will dawn in the fading light of his eyes as his final words are "I can't breathe."

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    facepalms away at Nancy Pelosi. Holy fuck, way to completely fail to read the room.

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    "Thank you George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice..."
    Yeah, that's a yikes moment.

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