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Judi Lynn

(160,777 posts)
Tue Dec 8, 2020, 06:26 AM Dec 2020

'A nightmare': why were an elderly black couple targeted in a shocking Texas police raid?


Forth Worth police have still not said why Nelda Price and her husband John, who died weeks later, were restrained in their pajamas

Alexandra Villarreal
Tue 8 Dec 2020 02.00 EST

While the police in Fort Worth, Texas, ransacked Nelda Price’s home, an officer directed her to put her hands together – as if she were praying – so he could restrain her with zip ties.

“I told him, ‘I am praying. Because I don’t understand why you’re here, and I don’t know what this is about,’” Nelda told the Guardian.

On 11 March, she and her husband John, both Black and in their late 60s, had been chatting in the dining room, dressed for bed, when a noise interrupted them. Nelda’s first instinct was to get up and investigate, but after John thought he heard gunshots, he pushed her to the floor.

By the time they looked up, Fort Worth police had already broken through their iron gate and were storming the front door, guns drawn. Without any explanation, the officers demanded that John and Nelda put their hands up, then took them outside for questioning.

More:
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2020/dec/08/fort-worth-texas-police-elderly-black-couple
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'A nightmare': why were an elderly black couple targeted in a shocking Texas police raid? (Original Post) Judi Lynn Dec 2020 OP
What a terrible story! murielm99 Dec 2020 #1
Horrible! Does look like the wrong house. TreasonousBastard Dec 2020 #3
We need to change the language of "Defund Police" to safeinOhio Dec 2020 #2
Sounds like a plan. TreasonousBastard Dec 2020 #4
No thanks... druidity33 Dec 2020 #5
You're probably right, but... AmyStrange Dec 2020 #12
in a Union shop? nt. druidity33 Dec 2020 #13
I've only worked at one place that was a Union shop, and... AmyStrange Dec 2020 #14
What works? safeinOhio Dec 2020 #6
I like that UpInArms Dec 2020 #7
Furthering the idea..... Cop has to agree to open public records of personnel file at beginning 3Hotdogs Dec 2020 #8
in what other job are you rewarded for NOT breaking the law??? obamanut2012 Dec 2020 #10
People get paid more for doing a good job all the time... AmyStrange Dec 2020 #11
Another case of shoddy work by those who initiate, process, and approve search warrants. Hoyt Dec 2020 #9
Nelda and John Price, who were then 68 and 69 dalton99a Dec 2020 #15

safeinOhio

(32,811 posts)
2. We need to change the language of "Defund Police" to
Tue Dec 8, 2020, 06:56 AM
Dec 2020

"Reward quality Policing".
Department that have few if any Civil Rights and Human Rights cases against them should be rewarded with funding for the department and pay raised for officers.
On the other hand, violations of Civil and Human Rights should cost the department funds and a reduction in pay for all officers.

I think we would quickly see improvements to every department. Cops and unions would not find any benefit in protecting bad cops.

druidity33

(6,454 posts)
5. No thanks...
Tue Dec 8, 2020, 07:25 AM
Dec 2020

Nobody else gets an award when they are just doing their job right. Cops already get tons of awards... beyond getting paid REALLY well. I AM ok with "cutting department funds and a reduction in pay for all officers" when they suffer violations. It'll never happen though. Police Unions and entrenched ideology. Again, you're talking about rewarding cops that don't kill people or violate their rights... which honestly is sad, that that's what we've come to.



 

AmyStrange

(7,989 posts)
12. You're probably right, but...
Tue Dec 8, 2020, 12:21 PM
Dec 2020

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I've worked at many places where your pay increases are determined by how good your annual review is.
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AmyStrange

(7,989 posts)
14. I've only worked at one place that was a Union shop, and...
Tue Dec 8, 2020, 12:34 PM
Dec 2020

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THAT was over 40 years ago.
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safeinOhio

(32,811 posts)
6. What works?
Tue Dec 8, 2020, 07:42 AM
Dec 2020

How we frame a question. Republicans were able to limit Unions by calling anti-union laws "Right to Work" laws and got away with it. We got no where and lost ground in the last election by the negative term, De-fund the police.
Using the same tactics of using language to do the opposite. "Reward Good Police" we might come up with policies that can remove bad cops and encourage other cops to report the bad ones because of the rewards of getting rid of those that cause Civil Rights awards by the courts.

3Hotdogs

(12,517 posts)
8. Furthering the idea..... Cop has to agree to open public records of personnel file at beginning
Tue Dec 8, 2020, 08:30 AM
Dec 2020

of hire, or on an annual basis. If so, officer is eligible for annual, compounded bonus if record shows no violations. Fine tune this as necessary/

obamanut2012

(26,217 posts)
10. in what other job are you rewarded for NOT breaking the law???
Tue Dec 8, 2020, 09:45 AM
Dec 2020

No bonus for cops just because they didn't act like a psychopath. Good lord.

 

AmyStrange

(7,989 posts)
11. People get paid more for doing a good job all the time...
Tue Dec 8, 2020, 12:16 PM
Dec 2020

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I've worked at many places where your pay increases are determined by how good your annual review is.
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dalton99a

(81,797 posts)
15. Nelda and John Price, who were then 68 and 69
Tue Dec 8, 2020, 08:10 PM
Dec 2020



Nelda Price and the estate of her late husband filed a lawsuit on Oct. 20, 2020, that alleges that the City of Fort Worth mishandled the execution of a search warrant at the Prices’ house. /Van Wey, Presby & Williams

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