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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:33 PM

 

Brutal Police Tactics: America the New Enemy

The job of the police is no longer to protect and serve. The holidays are just around the corner and with them come the DUI roadblocks and more increased police activity. Just wanted to remind everyone - Don't become a statistic. Be polite, know your rights, keep your cameras rolling and stay safe this holiday season.

by Ramon Galindo
GRTV

With the implementation devices like the taser, it seems that law enforcement abusing its power has been on the rise. RT's Ramon Galindo brings us his report.


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Justices Rule Police Do Not Have a Constitutional Duty to Protect Someone

By LINDA GREENHOUSE
Published: June 28, 2005

WASHINGTON, June 27 - The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the police did not have a constitutional duty to protect a person from harm, even a woman who had obtained a court-issued protective order against a violent husband making an arrest mandatory for a violation.


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The decision, with an opinion by Justice Antonin Scalia and dissents from Justices John Paul Stevens and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, overturned a ruling by a federal appeals court in Colorado. The appeals court had permitted a lawsuit to proceed against a Colorado town, Castle Rock, for the failure of the police to respond to a woman's pleas for help after her estranged husband violated a protective order by kidnapping their three young daughters, whom he eventually killed.

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/28/politics/28scotus.html

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GitRDun Nov 2012 #1
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Tigress DEM Nov 2012 #3
DapperDon Nov 2012 #4
uppityperson Nov 2012 #5
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Response to DaniDubois (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:45 PM

1. Ugh

We need another 3 terms of Democratic Presidents.

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Response to DaniDubois (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 11:54 PM

2. Welcome to DU


Darn, we recently lost a member with whom you would have become good friends.

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Response to DaniDubois (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 12:38 AM

3. This is like watching that woman die in that hospital in LA. Makes NO sense at all.

Here you have PROOF that there is a reason to arrest someone for violating a court order and placing children in jeopardy but you don't think it's really LEGITIMATE abduction and those tiny little bodies can somehow fend off the violent murder perpetrated upon them by their father who is suffering from mental illness and not ABLE to protect them from himself???

Mother PLEADING with you to intervene, practically DREW you a fricken MAP leading you to him and you COULDN'T BE BOTHERED. WTF?

AND the NEW AND IMPROVED REDNECK Supreme Court decides that setting a precedent of letting people SUE small town police stations for failure to Serve and Protect would encourage frivolous lawsuits and any time children were murdered by non-custodial parents when the police could have prevented it, someone would expect them to WELL DO SOMETHING.



In a dissenting opinion, Justice Stephen G. Breyer said the majority had relied on rules to the exclusion of justice.



True but completely sad.


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Response to DaniDubois (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:00 AM

4. Bullshit

 

Polite is nice, but how about don't drink and drive.

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Response to DapperDon (Reply #4)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 01:07 AM

5. What? Are you saying that only drunks get stopped or that if you don't drink/drive you won't be subj

subject to police brutality or over reactions?

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Response to DaniDubois (Original post)

Sat Nov 10, 2012, 06:51 AM

6. Police "excessive intervention" has some "benefits", although not for us.

1. More fees and fines paid to the cash-strapped municipalities.

2. More arrests and convictions for to reduce vacancies in private prisons.

3. To justify future budget requests from the municipalities and states.

4. To justify either keeping the police force in current number of officers or to hire more.

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