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#1 11 years ago

Perhaps the correct word is racism as it seems that I've yet to find an instance between people of the same race (however it's obvious that such instances go overlooked and interracial scenes are often blown out of proportion. It's just not acceptable, there are many stories out there, but few seem to reach the papers but when they do there seems to be a lack of considerable discussion, Rodney King's incident was probably the most "popular" because it sparked the LA Riots. It makes me sick to think that the force which we depend on to protect us, can be so unjust depending on the color of a mans skin, or in a case that exhibits no racial difference, depending on the mood the officer is in. Reading this, made me sick, I'd also seen the footage that was caught on tape. Deandre Brunston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




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#2 11 years ago

Discrimination (racism only covers a small part...) obviously is wrong. Even more so when those who are meant to protect the public are violating our trust and violating the laws. Any such person should be banned from any proffesion with such responsibility and end up in jail.

But what do you want us to discuss?




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#3 11 years ago

Just wanted to bring it to the table, I felt after reading it a bit, that it's never really something that People talk about, something I've never seen in the pub at least.




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#4 11 years ago

What ever happend to the officers involved in shooting Deandre Brunston? The links in the wiki don't tell what happend to them (if they were punished to begin with or why they where cleared if so).

I'm confused about him being said "jumping from the window unarmed" and then "throwing his gun away as soon as fire was opened" .




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#5 11 years ago
Overwatch;3705059Perhaps the correct word is racism as it seems that I've yet to find an instance between people of the same race (however it's obvious that such instances go overlooked and interracial scenes are often blown out of proportion. It's just not acceptable, there are many stories out there, but few seem to reach the papers but when they do there seems to be a lack of considerable discussion, Rodney King's incident was probably the most "popular" because it sparked the LA Riots. It makes me sick to think that the force which we depend on to protect us, can be so unjust depending on the color of a mans skin, or in a case that exhibits no racial difference, depending on the mood the officer is in. Reading this, made me sick, I'd also seen the footage that was caught on tape. Deandre Brunston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

There are rotten eggs with in all buisnesses, also the police buisness, but that doersn't mean the entire Police is bad. I have myself, gone at the police academy, and I think that you, generally speaking, doesn't have a clue on what you're talking about. You think you know, since you have read the papers. But papers know that stories like this sell, there for they make up half the story.

It's a popular thing among many people, especially younger ones, to believe that the police is bad and brutal etc. But remember, these people are the same people who would protect you and your family with their lifes.

Don't read the papers, make your own conclusion based on experience instead. If you don't do anything illegal your idea about the police would most likely be different!

Get a clue, so to speak...




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#6 11 years ago

*SW3D3*;3705114There are rotten eggs with in all buisnesses, also the police buisness, but that doersn't mean the entire Police is bad. I have myself, gone at the police academy, and I think that you, generally speaking, doesn't have a clue on what you're talking about. You think you know, since you have read the papers. But papers know that stories like this sell, there for they make up half the story.

It's a popular thing among many people, especially younger ones, to believe that the police is bad and brutal etc. But remember, these people are the same people who would protect you and your family with their lifes.

Don't read the papers, make your own conclusion based on experience instead. If you don't do anything illegal your idea about the police would most likely be different!

Get a clue, so to speak...

There are indeed rotten eggs in every walk of life. But the rotten eggs in a keyboard manufacturing factory, for example, aren't quite so potentially destructive to our lives as the rotten eggs in a police force, hence why more importance is placed upon it by both the media and the general public.




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#7 11 years ago
*SW3D3*;3705114It's a popular thing among many people, especially younger ones, to believe that the police is bad and brutal etc. But remember, these people are the same people who would protect you and your family with their lifes.

That somehow makes them less brutal all of a sudden?




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#8 11 years ago
Overwatch;3705059Reading this, made me sick, I'd also seen the footage that was caught on tape. Deandre Brunston - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I have also seen the video footage and I cannot agree with your statements. The guy pretended to have a gun (and obviously was hiding something in his hands) and threatened to shoot if the police tried to overwhelm him or send in a dog.

The police again and again ordered him to drop the object but he refused to do it. When they released the police dog the suspect made a quick movement with one hand towards the police (the hand with the unknown object) and threw away the object.

Unfortunately, the police officers thought that he intended to shoot and they opened fire. Both the suspect and the police dog were killed. Obviously not an execution.

The unknown object turned out to be a sandal. Could the police officers have known it? I don't know. But in my opinion this was a tragic accident which can occur in heated situations like this. A wrong movement can decide about death or life. And maybe the leadership made mistakes handling the situation.

Nevertheless, I don't see how this incidence is an example for racism or police brutality (although I don't want to deny that they exist).




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#9 11 years ago

Why did they have to escalate the situation though? He was quite happy sitting there and it doesn't strike me they were in any hurry to be elsewhere. It doesn't make a great deal of sense to go from no-one getting hurt, no-one shooting at anyone, where your suspect has no chance of escape, to then force a physical conflict which will almost certainly result in someone getting hurt when you've got that many guns waving about.




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#10 11 years ago
Nemmerle;3705540Why did they have to escalate the situation though? He was quite happy sitting there and it doesn't strike me they were in any hurry to be elsewhere. It doesn't make a great deal of sense to go from no-one getting hurt, no-one shooting at anyone, where your suspect has no chance of escape, to then force a physical conflict which will almost certainly result in someone getting hurt when you've got that many guns waving about.

Would you be willing to put your life on the life for some asshole who supposedly has a gun? I wouldn't. The whole situation could have been avoided if he had complied. He didn't and was shot, end of story. If some guy has a gun and is waiving it around at me or my partners I am not going to wait and "talk it out" on top of other people out there who do need help.




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