Clarksdale Family Claims Police Bruta...

Clarksdale Family Claims Police Brutality

There are 88 comments on the WREG story from Feb 19, 2010, titled Clarksdale Family Claims Police Brutality. In it, WREG reports that:

Wednesday, Clarksdale Police made a traffic stop in front of their home. They were on the front porch watching.

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c holmes

Long Beach, MS

#1 Feb 19, 2010
the police have always gotten away with doing whatever they want to do and they never have to answer to anyone and this time will be no different, they are above the law and know it. We need outside help, maybe the attorney general or the FBI some one who cares
capthowdy

Miami, FL

#2 Feb 19, 2010
cops are punks that will be dealt with when the time is right
pjb

Brighton, TN

#4 Feb 19, 2010
I have had the same thing done to me. I am a woman and the police officer threw me down face first breaking one of my front teeth. I was charged with disorderly conduct and bonded out of jail. Then they came back and charged me with assault on a police officer before I ever went to court on the first charge. In the mean time the same officer was off duty in Millington and got in an altercation and was put on administrative leave. They dropped the assault on a police officer against me and I had to plead guilty to disorderly conduct and was fined outrageously. I called the sheriff and asked for my them to help with the dental work that I am going to have to have done since my front tooth has now fallen out and he told me to get an attorney. My husband has Alzheimer's and we live on a disability, so I don't have he funds for an attorney. This was not in Clarksdale but I can still relate to these folks. This is not the whole story. I had people cooking meth and burglarizing homes and that is what led up to this. I had been telling the police for months about these people and I was the one that was charged. I will never again not even asked by the police help them with anything. I have lost all faith in the judicial system.
heavygrind

Ripley, TN

#5 Feb 20, 2010
who are you going to tell.every system in america is corrupt in some kinda way now a days.we ve lost control of our country.its really hard to say who is running things here now.this whole world is really getting in bad shape.i just hope that one day we get it all straightend out for our childrens sake.the problem with the world is people dont care about people anymore.if we could change that things might get a little better for everybody.it looks doubtful that it will ever happen.all we can do is hope that everybody snaps out of it.because we re spiraling towards disaster and nobody seems to care.all we can do is hope and pray.maybe we ll get lucky who knows.have to see it to believe it.
guest

Memphis, TN

#6 Feb 20, 2010
hey trying looking police department in marlow oklahoma...they do what they want and there is no video or they doc the tape recordings....if they can do anything they want and get away with it ..then who knows??
David

Memphis, TN

#7 Feb 20, 2010
Police brutality happens, this is true. However,it seems there are certain people that try and make false accusations of it to get out of punishment for a crime they committed.Let the legal system do its job. Take all the police away and we will have what Canada had years ago,when they went on strike,ANARCHY! You want that????
David

Memphis, TN

#8 Feb 20, 2010
capthowdy wrote:
cops are punks that will be dealt with when the time is right
So you are an anarchist?
David

Memphis, TN

#9 Feb 20, 2010
c holmes wrote:
the police have always gotten away with doing whatever they want to do and they never have to answer to anyone and this time will be no different, they are above the law and know it. We need outside help, maybe the attorney general or the FBI some one who cares
This is not true! Look at the cops that get punished. you don't watch the news?
Who Dat

Milan, TN

#10 Feb 20, 2010
Getting paid to be in a gang, the police are gang members
Easy E

Milan, TN

#11 Feb 20, 2010
Without a gun and a badge, what do you got?
A sucker in a uniform waiting to get shot
Ice Cube

Milan, TN

#12 Feb 20, 2010
I don't know if they fags or what
Search a brother down and grabbing his nuts
And on the other hand, without a gun they can't get none
But don't let it be a black and a white one
Cause they slam you down to the street top
Black police showing out for the white cop
EWE

Sioux City, IA

#13 Feb 20, 2010
Sounds like the thugs are the only ones responding here. Take away the police and you have Haiti, Samolia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Northern Pakistan, and any other lawless society you see on the news every day. Get an education and stay out of trouble. Quite acting like everyone else is to blame for your problems. It's as simple as that.
big mac

Olive Branch, MS

#14 Feb 20, 2010
all are telling storys of the police, anyone thought of staying out of trouble and you would not have to deal with the police
wtf

Collierville, TN

#15 Feb 20, 2010
Where is the video? I'd like to see the video. The police may have been provoked. They have a dangerous job and any suspicious movement probably provoked the incident.
mrturner

Cordova, TN

#16 Feb 20, 2010
I think this is so sad. The police walk around with a sense of absolute power. The video was pretty obvious, the men were sitting on the porch which they have the right. The police have no right to tell them to go in the house. What about free speech? The man stated this is private property, which is true. The police should of done there job and ignored the men on the porch. It is rediculous for them to charge the man with resisting arrest. What did they arrest him for to resist for speaking?

The police should be fired, for there behavior. These are public employees and should be held to the same conduct and standards. So what about jailing the murders, rapist and thieves. Not people just sitting on there porch.

Those who think the police had the right to do this, well wait till this same actions are done to you or one of your family members.
Marc J

Sioux City, IA

#17 Feb 20, 2010
Everyone who has had run-ins with the police are not thugs who have gotten in trouble. I've had a couple of incidents with police and have never been in trouble in my life. While at Delta State I was pressed up against a wall, patted down, and questioned over and over again because I "matched the description" of a purse snatcher.

I've also been pulled over and asked: do you have any drugs in the car, have you been drinking, do you have any firearms in the vehicle...do you mind if I search your vehicle. Never asked for my license once.

Quit assuming that everyone that has problems with the police is a thug or a trouble maker. It's hard to speak on something you haven't experienced.
Ash

United States

#18 Feb 20, 2010
As I read the article, I wondered why the family was asked to go inside. It sounds as if the police didn't want this family to witness whatever it was they were about to do.

If the family tried to interfere with a traffic stop, I can understand their arrests. And if the police were stopping someone they knew was armed and dangerous, I can understand why they might ask them to go inside. If this was the case, that should have been explained.
Spoon

Oxford, MS

#19 Feb 20, 2010
Ash wrote:
As I read the article, I wondered why the family was asked to go inside. It sounds as if the police didn't want this family to witness whatever it was they were about to do.
If the family tried to interfere with a traffic stop, I can understand their arrests. And if the police were stopping someone they knew was armed and dangerous, I can understand why they might ask them to go inside. If this was the case, that should have been explained.
Thanks, this is the most sensible statement made in this whole article, I agree with you.
american

Cleveland, MS

#20 Feb 20, 2010
In Mississippi, most cops are bad. they are in the good ole boy system, I know this for a fact. If you have trouble with a cop, take it outside of Mississippi, to get help. Before anybody goes off the deep end, there may be a few good ones, we just haven't seen any yet, where we are.
IAintNoRedNeck

Germantown, TN

#21 Feb 20, 2010
Marc J wrote:
Everyone who has had run-ins with the police are not thugs who have gotten in trouble. I've had a couple of incidents with police and have never been in trouble in my life. While at Delta State I was pressed up against a wall, patted down, and questioned over and over again because I "matched the description" of a purse snatcher.
I've also been pulled over and asked: do you have any drugs in the car, have you been drinking, do you have any firearms in the vehicle...do you mind if I search your vehicle. Never asked for my license once.
Quit assuming that everyone that has problems with the police is a thug or a trouble maker. It's hard to speak on something you haven't experienced.
So, are you stating that the police should NOT have pressed you up against the wall, patted you down and questioned you when you "matched the description" of a purse snatcher? What is wrong the police asking if you have drugs in the car, been drinking or have any firearms in the vehicle? Are you stating that you THINK you have the right to have drugs, be drinking or have firearms in your vehicle and that the cops shouldn't ask you these questions?

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