#481

cars posted:

and you have to get tpaine back.


hello yes this is your friendly neighborhood protection racket. we see that you are a simple corner store barely making ends meet. your protection dues are *clacking on abacus* 8 briefcases full of diamonds. kthx bai

#482
A Tennessee sheriff is being sued for using excessive force after he was recorded boasting he had told officers he loves to shoot a man rather than risk damaging police cars by ramming him off the road.

Shoupe arrived on the scene shortly after police had shot Dial at the conclusion of a low-speed chase, clearly upset he had missed the excitement.

“I love this shit,” Shoupe said, apparently unaware that his comments were being picked up by another deputy’s body-worn camera. “God, I tell you what, I thrive on it."

Police had initially attempted to pull Dial over in April last year for driving on a suspended licence. He drove away, but the fact that he was driving a 40-odd-year-old pickup truck with a fully loaded trailer severely restricted his speed.

Deputies tried using a PIT (Pursuit Intervention Technique) maneuver to slow Dial’s car, a common police tactic involving a police car nudging another vehicle to turn it sideways.

But Shoupe radioed officers to tell them to stop attempting to do that, instead ordering them to shoot the driver.When a deputy had successfully nudged Dial off the road, Reserve Deputy Adam West, who was in pursuit in his own personal vehicle, fired three shots as the vehicle went down into a ditch. Dial died of a gunshot wound to the head.

In June, the county district attorney declared the shooting justified.
#483
reserve deputy in his own car, clearly he was out there for the lynching
#484
white folks qould not shut up about that, they couldn't believe cops would do something like that (to a white man)
#485
and certainly not in 97% white White County tn
#486
oh that article missed this bit

“They said, ‘we’re ramming him,’” White County Sheriff Oddie Shoupe said, according to the tape. “I said, ‘Don’t ram him, shoot him. Fuck that shit. Ain’t gonna tear up my cars.’”

#487

shriekingviolet posted:

hello yes this is your friendly neighborhood protection racket. we see that you are a simple corner store barely making ends meet. your protection dues are *clacking on abacus* 8 briefcases full of diamonds. kthx bai



thanks for the assist


#488
the prosecutors in the "cop accidentally enters wrong apartment" shooting, after submitting conflicting assessments in the search warrant versus the arrest warrant, by all appearances seem to be mischarging her in a way that will ensure she will definitely walk free.
#489
also they found weed in the dead guy's apartment, so he's now been posthumously convicted of two crimes
#490
damn it feels bad to be right
#491
in Detroit two groups of undercover cops accidentally ran a sting operation on each other, and then they all shouted at each other that they were the real cops and to get down on the ground, and then they started fistfighting each other in the middle of the street
#492
i wonder how many cops have been fatally confused by the tactic of shouting at them whatever they’re shouting at you, but louder
#493

cars posted:

in Detroit two groups of undercover cops accidentally ran a sting operation on each other, and then they all shouted at each other that they were the real cops and to get down on the ground, and then they started fistfighting each other in the middle of the street



i feel like i remember this same story happening at least a half dozen times n the past ten year

#494
In Alabama there was a shooting in a mall and the cops ran in and blasted the first black guy they saw and called themselves heroes and then the next day they had to say the real gunman was still out there because they stopped looking when they got to do the lynching
#495
as of yesterday, a total of six (6) prominent figures in the Ferguson protests against Klan kops have died under mysterious circumstances. A few pigs are probably gonna get tapped on the shoulder at night imo given how high-profile their shit has gotten again, I don’t know why they thought they could end this
#496
https://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/news-story/9058620-updated-nrp-officer-shot-by-another-cop-says-siu/
#497
Cop-involved-cop-involved shooting
#498
merry christmas

https://abc7chicago.com/body-camera-video-recovered-after-2-cpd-officers-fatally-struck-by-train/4921383/
#499

damoj posted:

merry christmas

https://abc7chicago.com/body-camera-video-recovered-after-2-cpd-officers-fatally-struck-by-train/4921383/


#500


The cop got run over by a sewage truck lmao

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#501

cars posted:

as of yesterday, a total of six (6) prominent figures in the Ferguson protests against Klan kops have died under mysterious circumstances. A few pigs are probably gonna get tapped on the shoulder at night imo given how high-profile their shit has gotten again, I don’t know why they thought they could end this



Off-duty St. Louis police officer accidentally shot and killed by on-duty officer
https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/24/us/st-louis-police-officer-shooting-killed/index.html

wow St Louis sure seems to be a clumsy town what with all those activists against the cops accidentally dying and then cops accidentally dying.

#502

Belphegor posted:

TG posted:


your honesty was appreciated im sure but if you can ever afford to be off work for the duration of a trial and want to help a brother (more likely than not) out, the key to getting on a jury is to keep your head down and act as nondescript as possible. there are always a few jurors who both sides dont kick because they know next to nothing about them. then once you get in the jury room you can vote not guilty and dig your heels in until either everyone else capitulates or the judge declares a mistrial. as the saying goes, justice delayed is justice served. this is a joke, but there are several strategic reasons that a mistrial is a good thing for the defendant



this is a cool tip, I'm going to note this in case I ever get jury duty




I got jury duty I'm gonna try to do the cool tip

#503
i mentioned it before but i was the first one kicked out of voir dire and it's probably because of how i looked (like the defendant). so don't do that.
#504
i got jury duty a month ago and they didn't even get to me b4 they swore the 12 in :(... felony case and they picked an all-white jury, black defendant. i think i woulda gotten kicked anyway tho, b/c in the pre-selection questionnaire they asked about spousal employment, and under questioning they wouldve found out my fiancee works in the same office as the defense. oh well. it was my plan to keep my head down then hang the jury, and try to pick off 2 or 3 to discourage a new trial.
#505

#506
#507
this is a fun 12 minutes

#508
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/crime/tacoma-police-armed-man-throwing-incendiary-devices-shot-outside-ice-detention-center/
#509
I was at the event at the state capital the night before. It was like 600 boomers. I was really skeptical that they would ever do anything meaningful or perform direct action, of any kind. The limit of their activism seemed to be singling Woodie Guthrie songs. Well, one boomer proved me wrong.
#510
Hello again Rhizzone, long time no see. Posting a statement from Philly Socialists on this.

We were saddened to hear that antifascist activist Willem Van Spronsen was killed by Tacoma police while attempting to liberate a private detention center that is currently incarcerating immigrants.

Philly Socialists's perspective is that in order to abolish ICE and dismantle the concentration camps we need to all work to create a militant, nonviolent mass movement which overwhelms the authorities with intransigent resistance, direct action, and sheer numbers.

We attempted to put that political strategy into practice last summer when we convened a coalition to occupy Philadelphia's ICE office and helped to end our city's data-sharing agreement with ICE. We continue to support any and all mass actions against ICE.

To many of us, seeing our fellow human beings imprisoned in cramped and inhumane conditions is intolerable. The widespread use of concentration camps by the government may or may not be legal, but it is certainly morally wrong. Therefore, we refuse to condemn Mr. Van Spronsen's response.

We vow to redouble our efforts so that Willem Van Spronsen's death is not in vain. We must all do more.

#511
My condolences, that's awful
#512
fuck the pigs. fucking shame everyone else wasn't throwing incendiaries along side him.