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TheMadMonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-09-10 01:20 AM
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10. There are other even nastier undercurrents in that footage.
Those cops went in there prepared to kill, not in the sense that any cop has to be so prepared, but with no intent at all to attempt to subdue, anything resembling resistance was going to be met with deadly force from the get go. Chances are high that if that kid had come out swinging his baseball bat, to defend his dad, he'd be dead now. Tazers (whatever their drawbacks) were not at the ready here.

Perhaps someone should consider a show highlighting these types of raids to accompany shows like "Cops". All in the interest of equal time of course.


Now I love a good "Stupid Criminal" show, but seeing this highlights the existence of the footage we don't see. And the simple fact that never do we hear the Superintendant of Police respond to the leaking of such footage with: "Yes, I am fully aware of this matter and a review of the records shows that 3 officers were refered for criminal charges, 2 more fired, and another 3 subject to internal discipline." is entirely damning. No action is taken when a ballsup like this occurs UNTIL (and unless) there is sufficient public attention that "examples must be made" and even then all attempts at minimisation are attempted.

A few hours of observation, at a cost far less than that of the raid itself, would have determined the family situation here not to mention the presence of the dogs. And also the likelihood of the tipoff being accurate. Also give a feel for the size and type of any "operation" that migh be present. Visitor patterns will show if it's someone subsidising themselves or a more major seller worthy of a hard approach.

The race/profiling card could also do with some scrutiny here.

I could go on about how the ubiquity of (often unsecured) firearms in America makes this type of hard raid more the rule than the exception as is the case in most other First World nations.
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  -Marijuana Raid Caught on Tape - Two Dogs Shot Bullet1987  May-08-10 09:05 PM   #0 
  - That's just sick beyond description.  Fridays Child   May-08-10 09:21 PM   #1 
  - There are no words that I can type to describe my outrage.  amerikat   May-08-10 09:54 PM   #2 
  - Which is the worser offense..  girl gone mad   May-08-10 10:13 PM   #3 
  - Not only that but what about...  SkyDaddy7   May-09-10 09:30 AM   #20 
  - Yeah, we must mull this over.  Enthusiast   May-09-10 05:45 PM   #35 
  - WTF I'm mean just WTF n/t  madmax   May-08-10 10:23 PM   #4 
  - Extremely disturbing. nt  ZombieHorde   May-08-10 10:31 PM   #5 
  - So, when I tell my grandchildren about the police...  skeptical cynic   May-08-10 11:33 PM   #6 
  - I can't believe Cenk, Defending this bullshit with all kinds of  ooglymoogly   May-08-10 11:56 PM   #7 
  - I encourage you to post a message about it.  ihavenobias   May-09-10 12:06 AM   #8 
  - Does Cenk have pet dogs?  Enthusiast   May-09-10 05:49 PM   #37 
     - No  ihavenobias   May-09-10 07:24 PM   #40 
  - They should be  classysassy   May-09-10 01:13 AM   #9 
  - They shot a fucking Welsh Corgi!  Enthusiast   May-09-10 05:47 PM   #36 
  - There are other even nastier undercurrents in that footage.  TheMadMonk   May-09-10 01:20 AM   #10 
  - +1 if you consider the drug wars constitutional and rational.  ooglymoogly   May-09-10 11:52 AM   #22 
  - Sick sobs!  Oldenuff   May-09-10 01:50 AM   #11 
  - The officer's dogs don't deserve abuse  Lorien   May-09-10 10:43 PM   #44 
  - I heard about the video maybe 2 days ago.  PatrynXX   May-09-10 04:19 AM   #12 
  - man....  borelord   May-09-10 05:29 AM   #13 
  - Intelligence, intelligence, intelligence. What I mean is twofold by...........  pattmarty   May-09-10 07:12 AM   #14 
  - Agree and disagree  droidamus2   May-09-10 07:40 AM   #15 
  - America is a police state.  dotymed   May-09-10 08:44 AM   #16 
  - I fully agree. It's unacceptable, & unamerican  Stumbler   May-09-10 10:46 AM   #21 
  - COLUMBIA, MO POLICE DEPT IS FULL OF NAZI THUGS!!!  pattmarty   May-09-10 08:47 AM   #17 
  - Imagine that.  Enthusiast   May-09-10 05:55 PM   #38 
  - The War on drugs is an act of TREASON. It is CONSTITUTIONALLY illegal for our Government to declare  Wizard777   May-09-10 09:04 AM   #18 
  - U.S. Map & info of botched police/paramilitary raids - CATO INSTITUTE  Cherchez la Femme   May-09-10 09:06 AM   #19 
  - Fucking bacon fried Nazi trash pigs  Downtown Hound   May-09-10 11:54 AM   #23 
  - It's part of a pattern...  Andronex   May-09-10 11:56 AM   #24 
  - +1 nt  ooglymoogly   May-09-10 12:06 PM   #26 
  - I weep for that family, of which, their dogs are loving members.  ooglymoogly   May-09-10 12:04 PM   #25 
  - I heard that one of the dogs was in a cage and they shot him anyway  proud2BlibKansan   May-09-10 12:11 PM   #27 
  - It's a sad day for america when the war on drugs becomes the war on dogs.  Tutankhamun   May-09-10 02:14 PM   #28 
  - The following statement will be released once a report is completed:  brentspeak   May-09-10 02:30 PM   #29 
  - I hate the police in this country  Boudica the Lyoness   May-09-10 02:35 PM   #30 
  - +1. 99 percent of cops are corrupt, power hungry horrible people.  bamacrat   May-09-10 07:22 PM   #39 
  - I can't watch this..  Sky Masterson   May-09-10 03:32 PM   #31 
  - When the hell are people going to end this fucking drug war?  20score   May-09-10 03:32 PM   #32 
  - If those were my dogs.  Ticonderoga   May-09-10 04:09 PM   #33 
  - Man I am so sorry I even watched that shit  Ticonderoga   May-09-10 04:15 PM   #34 
  - Everybody should watch this.  chrisa   May-09-10 08:39 PM   #42 
  - That dog that was in a cage will never hurt anybody ever again!  chrisa   May-09-10 08:35 PM   #41 
  - I sent an email to the head of the swat team.  Webster Green   May-09-10 08:58 PM   #43 
     - What's the pig's email address? nt  Lorien   May-09-10 10:46 PM   #45 
        - Here...  Webster Green   May-09-10 10:58 PM   #46 
 

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