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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 03:12 PM
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Police Brutality Justice Completely Dependent on Good YouTube Videos
Edited on Wed May-19-10 03:13 PM by Liberal_in_LA
Police Brutality Justice Completely Dependent on Good YouTube Videos

Former jerk NYPD officer Patrick Pogan was instantly villainized after a video showed him shoving a rider off his bike in Times Square. But Pogan was a victim, too; the victim of a good videographer.

John Eligon points out in the NYT that a year before Pogan smashed a Critical Mass rider for fun, another cop was caught on video doing the exact same thing. But while Pogan was forced to resign and later convicted of a felony in a high profile trial, the other bike-shove cop, Sgt. Timothy Horohoe, wasn't charged with any crime, and is still on the job. The only real difference in the two cases: Pogan was caught on a crystal-clear, easy-to-see video, while Horohoe's shove was barely captured on the edges of a shaky, murkier video.

The inescapable conclusion: Make sure you capture the cop beating your ass on a well-produced video, or you're fucked. See for yourselfthe Pogan video is first, followed by the Horohoe video below.

http://gawker.com/5538153/police-brutality-justice-comp...
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Echo In Light Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 03:14 PM
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1. K/R
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 03:16 PM
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2. Support the independent media.
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jayfish Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 03:21 PM
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3. Good Dashcam Video Helps Too
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Lagomorph Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-19-10 03:26 PM
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4. I like the irony of...
...police cars getting caught on speed cameras.
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