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Tue Jul 28, 2015, 08:12 PM

Seattle officer who arrested black man for walking with a golf club ‘should be fired’


A white Seattle officer should be fired for biased and improper policing after she arrested an elderly black man using a golf club as a cane during a walk last summer, the director of a police watchdog group said on Tuesday.

The Office of Professional Accountability found Seattle patrol officer Cynthia Whitlatch engaged in biased policing, among other policy violations, when she arrested William Wingate, now 70, last July, the group’s civilian director Pierce Murphy said.

“After careful review and consideration of all the evidence, I recommended that the Chief of Police sustain the allegations and end the involved officer’s employment,” said Murphy.

The recommendations come after a U.S. District Court approved new de-escalation policies for the Seattle police department, which has been under federal monitoring for excessive force.

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In Seattle, Wingate sued the city and the arresting officer, seeking about $750,000 in damages for racial discrimination, violation of his civil rights and “substantial humiliation, mental and emotional distress.” The case is pending.

Wingate, a military veteran who requires a cane to walk, was using the golf club as a crutch, according to court papers. His arrest sparked protests. Charges against Wingate were dropped after his arrest and the police department has apologized. ........(more)

http://www.rawstory.com/2015/07/seattle-officer-who-arrested-black-man-for-walking-with-a-golf-club-should-be-fired/




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Reply Seattle officer who arrested black man for walking with a golf club ‘should be fired’ (Original post)
marmar Jul 2015 OP
irisblue Jul 2015 #1
BillZBubb Jul 2015 #2
madokie Jul 2015 #3
BlueJazz Jul 2015 #4
marmar Jul 2015 #5
BlueJazz Jul 2015 #7
JackInGreen Jul 2015 #10
libdem4life Jul 2015 #6
Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2015 #15
PSPS Jul 2015 #8
Chakab Jul 2015 #9
roguevalley Jul 2015 #11
suffragette Jul 2015 #12
Spitfire of ATJ Jul 2015 #13
blackspade Jul 2015 #14
awoke_in_2003 Jul 2015 #16

Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 08:17 PM

1. and all because the dashboard camera recorded it

he might get some justice. Fire her Seattle, your city doesn't need that reputation or officer.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 08:18 PM

2. How come that cop hasn't already been fired?

Once she said she arrested him for walking with a golf club, the chief of police should have told her to turn in her badge and that she's not in right line of work.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 08:21 PM

3. One step at a time

at least the step is in the right direction this time.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 08:25 PM

4. I suppose a golf club would make a pretty strong cane. What I'm at a loss is>

 

What the hell was she thinking?

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 08:31 PM

5. Did a little web search on her name ...........


...... Her ex-girlfriend described her as a racist.


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Response to marmar (Reply #5)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 08:34 PM

7. Ah..that explains it. Thanks!

 

PS Must not be that bright, either..

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Response to BlueJazz (Reply #4)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 10:54 PM

10. You should have seen

Her Facebook when the story first broke before it was scrubbed. Pretty vile brutality boosterism and boldly racist content.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 08:31 PM

6. Simple. ..arrest black folk. ..surely he's done something wrong

 

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Response to libdem4life (Reply #6)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 11:18 PM

15. There was a time in the Middle Ages when it was against the law to dress outside of your class....

 

She obviously felt it improper for an old black guy to even HAVE a golf club, much less to use it as a cane. I'm sure he held it upside down by the head. A classic putter would be ideal for that.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 09:39 PM

8. As usual, the corrupt and racist "police union" (criminal mouthpiece) stands behind her.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 10:26 PM

9. I remember this case. She was also caught writing about angry screeds about online about police

 

discrimination against black people being imaginary. Then she goes out and falsely accuses an elderly black man of trying assault her.



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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 10:59 PM

11. on God he could have been my little dad.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 11:00 PM

12. She should be fired and Mr. Wingate should be awarded the maximum.

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 11:09 PM

13. "Golf is for WHITE PEOPLE!!!"

 

"Where'd you steal that club, BOY?"

(And this is on "The Left Coast"

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2015, 11:17 PM

14. WTF?

What about the second amendment?
I thought open carry was a-ok these days....oh, right, he is black...

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Response to marmar (Original post)

Wed Jul 29, 2015, 01:38 AM

16. A new one, WWGCWBANBA

 

Walking with golf club while black, and not being a caddy
This is the DU member formerly known as awoke_in_2003.

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