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Fri Mar 22, 2013, 09:10 PM

Police Brutality in Omaha, Nebraska

Police were called to 33rd and Seward about vehicles with expired tags being parked on the street. This is what happened:

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Reply Police Brutality in Omaha, Nebraska (Original post)
shcrane71 Mar 2013 OP
meadowlark5 Mar 2013 #1
shcrane71 Mar 2013 #4
Smilo Mar 2013 #2
Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2013 #3
sulphurdunn Mar 2013 #16
Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2013 #17
sulphurdunn Mar 2013 #19
Spitfire of ATJ Mar 2013 #21
Neoma Mar 2013 #5
blackspade Mar 2013 #6
20score Mar 2013 #8
AnotherMcIntosh Mar 2013 #7
Ellipsis Mar 2013 #9
snort Mar 2013 #10
MrModerate Mar 2013 #11
Art_from_Ark Mar 2013 #22
MrModerate Mar 2013 #23
Art_from_Ark Mar 2013 #24
MrModerate Mar 2013 #28
1monster Mar 2013 #12
W T F Mar 2013 #13
tblue37 Mar 2013 #25
shcrane71 Mar 2013 #26
Ellipsis Mar 2013 #14
sulphurdunn Mar 2013 #15
midnight Mar 2013 #18
avebury Mar 2013 #20
shcrane71 Mar 2013 #27

Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 09:18 PM

1. Those cops needed more back up!



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Response to meadowlark5 (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 09:23 PM

4. The civilian yelling at the officer to get his knees off his brother's neck

was chased into his house by another of OPD's finest. That officer unsuccessfully jumped over the citizen's wheelchair bound aunt, and knocked her down. Of course, his aunt's misfortune was the citizen's fault because the officer was simply trying to get the guy to shut up.

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 09:20 PM

2. There is no wonder the police are trying to stop

being filmed.

Time and again, the corruption and abuse has gone unchecked, now the citizens are fighting back - peaceably, but ably thanks to technology.

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 09:21 PM

3. Every time I see one of these where it looks like the whole police force shows up,...

....I think there must not be anything better to do.

They act like EVERY incident is on par with the North Hollywood shootout.

I'm wondering if they intend to hit everyone with a BILL for the response like in the movie "Brazil" where you are expected to pay for your own interrogation.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #3)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 03:53 PM

16. The massive show of force

is mostly for legal cover. More witnesses, reports and identical sworn statements that they were just doing their duty.

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Response to sulphurdunn (Reply #16)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 04:01 PM

17. "Doing their duty"???

Their duty is to be PEACE officers.

Not to disturb the peace.

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Response to Spitfire of ATJ (Reply #17)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 07:39 PM

19. The cops aren't there

to maintain the peace anymore. They're there to enforce order. In large urban areas especially, they behave less like peace officers than mob enforcers.

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Response to sulphurdunn (Reply #19)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 07:56 PM

21. I think I liked it better when they were known for donuts.

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 10:04 PM

5. Overreaction much?

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 10:18 PM

6. The cops are out of control.

Every police department should be put under citizen control.

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Response to blackspade (Reply #6)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 11:54 PM

8. Couldn't agree more.

Every day there are cops acting just as bad as the worst criminals in society. Getting sick of seeing criminal cops on video and the elected officials doing nothing.

This has to stop.

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Fri Mar 22, 2013, 11:41 PM

7. Why did they run en mass into the house? Was someone in the house criticizing them?

 

Are the ones that they arrested going to be safe at the police station?

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 02:15 AM

10. oh fucking fuckety fuck

I am so disappointed in America. Instant communication + inaction = spinelessness.

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 07:40 AM

11. This is why . . .

1) People call it "flyover country," because who in their right mind would want to even touch down in a community "policed" by such vicious and incompetent storm troopers, and

2) Why I left the US and live somewhere else.

I'd been planning on returning when I retire in a few years, but I think I'll go somewhere the police haven't been militarized beyond all recognition.

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Response to MrModerate (Reply #11)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 02:53 AM

22. Yeah, that sort of thing never happens in a big, sophisticated city

like New York or Los Angeles...

Oh, wait a minute-- it does.

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #22)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 04:27 AM

23. Did I say it didn't?

Doesn't stop flying over places like that being a good idea.

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Response to MrModerate (Reply #23)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 05:21 AM

24. Here's what you wrote:

"People call it "flyover country," because who in their right mind would want to even touch down in a community "policed" by such vicious and incompetent storm troopers..."

You will find plenty of "vicious and incompetent storm troopers" in places that are not considered to be "flyover country".

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Response to Art_from_Ark (Reply #24)

Mon Mar 25, 2013, 03:29 AM

28. I'll send you some hairs to split in case you don't have more interesting hobbies. n/t

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 09:47 AM

12. Words fail me...

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 11:56 AM

13. I hope the punitive damages are so deep that they get their pensions de-funded.

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Response to W T F (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 02:08 PM

25. The PD won't pay it--the taxpayers will. Cops keep

doing this crap because they never suffer any significant penalties for it.

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Response to W T F (Reply #13)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 07:08 PM

26. Omaha's police dept pension funds are the biggest part of the city's financial woes.

Officers are paid pensions at a percentage of the last few years of their service. So when an officer is getting ready to retire, he/she cranks up the amount of overtime worked, and gets a big fat pension. Oh, and they retire usually prior to age 50. It's a racket.

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 02:22 PM

14. The family says officers took Juaquez’s cellphone...

http://whotv.com/2013/03/23/excessive-force-omaha-family-police-claim/

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“You are hitting him. Why are you hitting him?” One of his younger brothers, Juaquez, was recording with his cellphone. “That’s abuse, that’s abuse.”

An officer walked Juaquez away from the scene, but the 23-year-old returned. A few minutes after the arrest more officers arrived and went after the brother. After a number of officers were in the house, the officer on the ground was shown striking the suspect several times.

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“We deserve an explanation of why we were treated this way,” said Sharon Johnson, Octavius’ aunt, who added an officer tipped her over in the doorway trying to get to Juaquez, who had run into the house. “He took my wheelchair and flipped me. I fell and my whole chair was on top of me.”

The family says officers took Juaquez’s cellphone, but didn’t know about the neighbor’s recording. “I know this will be a battle,” said Sharee. “I pray justice prevails. They crossed the line and know it.”

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 03:48 PM

15. The next act of this drama

is where the suspects are taken into "custody" and never seen again or are summarily executed in the street, and it's coming to your town soon, if it isn't there already.

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 05:36 PM

18. I have only gotten to the part where several sirens and police cars show up and run into house.

At the bottom right though, and it is appalling, is another officer just beating someone on the ground. Too much... Very extreme over the top....

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sat Mar 23, 2013, 07:56 PM

20. Totally horrible. It is miracle that the cops

didn't kill the dog.

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Response to shcrane71 (Original post)

Sun Mar 24, 2013, 07:28 PM

27. At least the local news media did a sympathetic report

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