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Tom C
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I have to say your personal

I have to say your personal views no longer have any value to this reader.

Well, I'm sorry to hear that. But Paul lePage demanded that one of his supporters resign a post when merely ACCUSED of domestic violence. Then he was silent when the fellow was exonerated. I thought it was a cowardly, mean act any way you cut it. I realize politics ain't beanbag, and it's a rough game, and LePage started off against the ropes.

I'm sorry you don't like my characterization that he'd "get a few kicks in," but, fella, that EXACTLY what he did to his loyal supporter when he had a little pressure put on him.

Look, if you're on the Kool-Aid train, I'd like to point out that this is one guy you don't want to get in the way of. Loyalty seems to come up a little short with this fellow when pragmatisim comes up.

I've shown strong support of LePage here. But you're problem with me seems to be that I show a little tarnish on your guy's armor.

Maybe it's not me with the problem.

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Where is "WFTI man" on this

Where is "WFTI man" on this one. How do you think this investigation would have turned out if there was no audio tape?

Tom C
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Mainelion: When you write the

Mainelion: When you write the word investigation, put quotes around it.

Tom C
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A 911 caller was arrested

A 911 caller was arrested earlier this week after police say his false armed robbery report put officers on alert and led them to believe McDade was a suspect and armed. Investigators said a deadly chain of events was set into motion after officers responded to the call claiming a laptop had been stolen by two armed men.

McDade allegedly made a motion at his waistband and the officer in the cruiser opened fire. A second officer who was chasing McDade on foot also opened fire.

Pasadena chief takes questions on student shooting

Hmmm.... Hyped-up copd blasting away at just about anything?

Tom C
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Roosevelt Montgomery, 42, had

Roosevelt Montgomery, 42, had slipped out the back door of a Minneapolis house Friday night during the confrontation in which a Minneapolis officer was accidentally shot in the leg as officers opened fire on two threatening dogs.

Fugitive sought before accidental police shooting is arrested

More blue on blue. In this case, just blasting away without any thought to the background or where the bullets would be flying around, it seems.

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The wounded Officer will

The wounded Officer will probably recive a medal for his fellow Officers having shot him.

Tom C
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More on this story: ... the

More on this story:

... the retired African-American Marine who was shot dead in his own home in White Plains, New York, in November after he inadvertently triggered his medical alert pendant.... the White Plains police reportedly used a racial slur, burst through Chamberlain’s door, tasered him, then shot him dead.

Exclusive: Cop in Fatal Shooting of Ex-Marine Kenneth Chamberlain ID’d, Sued in 2008 Racism Case

Holy cow. These guys are out of control.

Tom C
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A federal court jury has

A federal court jury has awarded $1.275 million to the family of a man shot to death by a Gilroy policeman who was talking to a colleague on a cell phone during the roadside encounter.

But.... but... but.... there was an INVESTIGATION!

Tom C
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A 68 year-old man accidently

A 68 year-old man accidently sets off his medical alarm, and the police show up. He tells them to leave, but the the police authority must be obeyed! They demand to come in, kick his door down, then kill him in his boxer shorts.

The family, understandably, is upset.

The police lawyer:

Attorneys Andrew Quinn and John D'Alessandro predicted in an email message that Carelli will be cleared, although his actions may not be "understandable or acceptable to the family members, attorneys and other emissaries of the Chamberlain family."

Lawyers say NY police shooting was justified .

Stupid family! They don't understand! This is what police are SUPPOSED to do!

Tom C
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In this case the girl was

In this case the girl was properly charged with damaging government property, she chipped the Jersey Barrier with her face, and littered the highway with her teeth. It was a good thing we have the videotape to show her reckless vandelism.

Tom C
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Here the police are

Here the police are undertaking the standard procedure for making an arrest - detain suspect, secure him, and then beat the living beejeesus out of him.

Pretty much standard operating procedure.

Unfortunately, in this case, they forgot they were in front of 50,000 rabid soccer fans, who objected to such use of force, and who expressed their complaint.

I find it facinating that the brave cop who adminstered the blows, under the objections of his colleague, was the first to scamper away for cover, leaving his buddies to deal with the anger of the crowd.

Tom C
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Perhaps the reason police

Perhaps the reason police demand any videos of arrest incidents is so they can get their story straight.

More in Denver:

I don't understand why they didn't shoot his dog. I'm sure the officers will be hearing from the union about that.

Tom C
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Initially, police said Cpl.

Initially, police said Cpl. Taylor feared Mr. Dorm was trying to take control of his gun and fired the weapon but later said surveillance video that captured the shooting did not “support the initial version of events” reported.

Oops!

P.G. police shooting may have been accidental

And that's why the police need to see the video BEFORE they make the statement. Had he done that, he would have started out by saying it was accidental, rather than been embarrassed when his lie was exposed.

Elsewhere - more testi-lying:

Police later acknowledged that Nida was not involved in the robbery and was unarmed.

Initial police reports said Nida “turned toward the officers,” but protesters said he was shot in the back four times. That was recently confirmed in a public report.

Family continues protests over Downey police shooting

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http://breakthematrix.com/fre

http://breakthematrix.com/freedom/judge-rules-police-dash-cam-videos-sec...

"a King County judge’s ruling in favor of the Seattle Police Department’s right to deny the media – and the public – access to their dashcam videos and keep them sealed for three years. The three-year mark is also when the department’s system is set to automatically delete those videos."

This from Seattle which has many links on this thread

Tom C
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Well! Isn't THAT a

Well! Isn't THAT a coinkie-dinkie!

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Not that I'd expect to see it

Not that I'd expect to see it anywhere but I'm astonished to see that in Seattle! A tip of the hat to KOMO for moving it along to the (state) Supreme Court.

For those not inclined to follow the links, SPD claims that to release the vids amounts to a privacy viollation of anyone who happens to appear in them. The city's attorney contends that an unfortunate encounter with police should not be repackaged as entertainment. The Seattle Times doesn't agree, niether do I and it isn't often we agree on much. That's MY video, not yours.

Tom C
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Police "blotters" will have

Police "blotters" will have infomation about activities with the police, from arrests, traffic tickets and even loose animal complaints. When did the police suddenly become interested in the privacy of citizens?

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Tom: The police already know.

Tom:

The police already know. It is our fellow private citizens that are interested in that stuff. The Freedom of Access Law mandates production of lots of it. As the South Portland Police note:

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Consistent with our community policing philosophy, the South Portland Police Department strives to be visible and open to the public it serves.

Freedom of Access and Privacy laws control the release of information held by govern-ment entities, including the South Portland Police Department. Balancing these re-strictions with the public's right to know, the department will post publicly releasable information from our dispatch logs and weekly arrest blotters here on this site.
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If they simply post the public stuff, it saves Lt. Frank Clark a great deal of running around, copying and postage. I understand that some departments may post stuff that is NOT public, and that is problematic.

Where the default position is disclosure, it saves time and money to put public stuff on the public website. It is what the Legislature wants.

Tom C
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A four-year-old girl was

A four-year-old girl was apparently subjected to a humiliating ordeal after she hugged her grandmother while she was waiting in line.

The girl was accused of having a gun and declared a 'high security threat'

Weeping four-year-old girl accused of carrying a GUN by TSA officers after she hugged her grandmother while passing through security

Of all the many complaints about airport security and the TSA, one of the most common is that they make little distinction between plausible security threats and passengers unlikely to be doing anything wrong.

No kidding. Kind of seems to be a police thing.

Tom C
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More "protect and

More "protect and serve":

Police say they had to do it, because Dixon was interfering and had struck the officers. Looking at Dixon's face, I guess they thought it was entirely appropriate to respond by smashing his face and giving him two black eyes.

Just doing their job.

One of the officers was dragged before a grand jury, which refused to indict.

Here's another case where the grand jury failed to indict:

Kenneth Walker was a middle-class African American man with no prior criminal record who was employed at Blue Cross. The vehicle Walker was riding in fit the description that police had of some armed gang members. The police made the traffic stop, ordered all four passengers to the ground, but opened fire when the deputy could not see one of Walker's hands

Hey, the police just doing what they are SUPPOSED to. If you have a problem with it - well then, you just don't understand.

Tom C
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This case bears

This case bears watching:

Seven weeks ago Wednesday, investigators said an unarmed young man was shot and killed by a New Orleans police officer. But Chief Ronal Serpas stopped short of calling the officer's actions criminal.

Serpas said the department has completed its fact finding -- whether the officer who pulled the trigger in the Wendell Allen shooting will be charged with a crime is up to the District Attorney's Office to decide.

District Attorney's office to get report on police shooting of unarmed man

Tom C
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A 49-year-old woman suspected

A 49-year-old woman suspected of stealing a car pointed the car owner's handgun at police before five Las Vegas officers fatally shot her, authorities said Monday

Police: Woman pointed gun before officers fired

She pointed a gun! They had to shoot! They had no choice!

Wait:

More eyewitnesses and friends are coming forward in this weekend's deadly officer-involved shooting.

News 3's Rob Munoz reports that a friend of 49-year-old Sharmel Edwards saw her get shot by police, and he says she did not have a gun on her.

Oh, so maybe it's not so simple.

But, who cares! Stupid eye-witnesses! Who are you going to believe - friends of a RABID CRIMINAL who HAD TO BE gunned down, or honorable, award-winning police officers?! Who never lie!

Well, without a video, then we'll just have to give the police the benefit of a doubt.

But, wait, again!

We're not only getting our first look at most of the officers on administrative leave, we're also getting our hands on new video taken at the scene of the shooting now part of evidence.

News 3 has obtained cell phone video taken by a woman who watched the entire 30 minute standoff and shooting. When it was over, Sharmel Edwards lay dead in a parking lot.

Stupid video! Video or no, it doesn't matter what it shows. It will exonerate the police, and then they'll do a smug little happy dance. Or it WON'T clear the police and we'll be told: Who cares about the video, does it show the officers' "state of mind"? Did they believe she had a gun? That's the only thing that important.

If her stupid family and friends don't get that, then they just don't understand.

Tom C
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Corbett said the boy was not

Corbett said the boy was not shot while trying to run away but had stopped and was facing the officer when he was hit.

It was not until after the shooting that the officer discovered how old the suspected burglar was and that he was not armed but carrying a mesh backpack, which contained contents from the building, according to authorities.

Texas Teen Critical After School Police Shooting During Break-In Investigation

This is classic. A police officer sees a person he believes is suspicious. He tells the person to stop, the person, predicably, turns toward the officer. The officer then guns down the unarmed 14 year-old.

As described - "he was backlit and appeared as more of a silhouette". However, I guess, the rule is "when in doubt shoot first and let God sort 'em out". At least then you'll be going home safe.

Tom C
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Video shows police

Video shows police confrontation with former Marine

You must submit to authority!

Only in police-logic land do "wellness checks" turn into "necessary killing."

Tom C
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Martel turned again and took

Martel turned again and took a shooter’s stance with the object in his hand, and Robinson fired one more shot, striking the suspect, police have said.

Preliminary reports have said Martel died from a single gunshot wound to the lower back

Authorities await autopsy in Cambridge police shooting

The magic bullet!

Tom C
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Twins living in the Colony

Twins living in the Colony Park Apartments say they were unlawfully arrested by Pearl Police Tuesday after watching and recording the shooting investigation at their apartment complex.

Twins allegedly arrested for recording police shooting

Ah, yes, the old "disorderly conduct" charge.

Tom C
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Agawam police say they

Agawam police say they accidentally shot a 21-year-old woman in an apartment while responding to a 911 call about a break-in and possible domestic assault

Woman injured in Agawam police shooting

Ooops!

a woman who was accidentally shot by police on Saturday, made it through emergency surgery, but will have a long road to recovery.

Agawam accidental shooting victim's family says she is in for a "long and painful recovery"

She calls the police for help, and they come to her house and shoot her. Seems to be how these things work out sometimes.

Hampden District Attorney Mark G. Mastroianni could not be immediately reached for comment. The investigation is being conducted by the Agawam police, the state police and Mastroianni’s office.

lol. I don't think we need to "wait for the investigation." I think we already know what it is going to say!

Tom C
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Another "wellness check" that

Another "wellness check" that ends in a "necessary killing".

Doug Ostling was shot and killed in his apartment in 2010 after he made a rambling 911 call. When police arrived, he told them there was no emergency and asked them to leave, but officers said they saw him inside with an ax. They first hit him with a Taser, then shot him twice as he apparently tried to close the door. The bullets that killed him passed through the door.

Case over Bainbridge police shooting goes forward

Why would they shoot him when he was trying to close the door? Sounds like he was killed for "not obeying police commands". Used to just be a beating, but now they're shooting poeple for it.

Tom C
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The St. Paul City Council

The St. Paul City Council voted on Wednesday to pay $86,500 to a man who won a police brutality case in federal court.

St. Paul City Council pays $86K in police brutality case

San Diego will pay more than $162,000 to the family of a mentally ill man who was shot to death by police.

San Diego agrees to settle case in police shooting

Expensive! For the TAXPAYERS, that is!

Tom C
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Council introduced the

Council introduced the "Civilian Review Board", which is made up of community members during Wednesday’s City Council Meeting. Council members created the board after receiving complaints by residents in overwhelming numbers that they do not want to report police attacks to the Internal Affairs department.

AC Council introduces "Civilian Review Board" as a way to eliminate police brutality

What!? They weren't satisfied with the INVESTIGATIONS?

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