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Since: Mar 11

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#1 Oct 2, 2012
Has anyone seen the recent videos of "police brutality"? Specifically the video of the 17yr old getting hit in the face by the officer after he was trying to question her friend about jay walking? How about the video of a burglar that in the process of being apprehended is hit by the patrol car then officers pile on and beat and kick the suspect for more than 10 minutes? What do you think about these stories?
Wisdom

Hamilton, OH

#2 Oct 2, 2012
Past police issues you need to discuss? We know, just let it out. You're the one who brought it out of no where. Discuss how badly they treated you, and what a bad photo was posted on Jail Tracker, Busted, wherever.
baton courtesy

Nicholasville, KY

#3 Oct 2, 2012
Service with a smile!
Serious

Morehead, KY

#4 Oct 2, 2012
This is an issue in America... just go to youtube and search "police brutality" and see how many results you get. That's just the ones that have been caught on tape - imagine what the hell they get away with when they don't think anyone's looking. I know there are some good cops but there are some that are just as bad as the criminals they are supposed to chase. To often innocent people become victims by these bullies with badges. It needs to stop.

Let's see there was the girl who got smacked by the cop in the news today.

The old lady in Virginia who called the cops b/c she thought someone was breaking into her home and they came and shot her to death.

The dude in the wheelchair with one arm and one leg weilding a pen they shot to death.

That's just naming three in the past few weeks - I am sure there are more.
interesting

Morehead, KY

#5 Oct 2, 2012
Shit happens. Sure all those thing happened. They most certainly did. Cops beat the shit out of innocent people. Rodney King happened. It all happened. It is real. Cops have always gone over the line and beat the shit out of people. Some are just troubled, some jaded and for some it just happens. The job seems to attract the insecure, inadequate, power-hungry in small towns.
Somehow, we never see the overwhelming good things cops do. We just get to see the dumbasses who do stupid things. For ever stupid ass thing some power hungry, dumbass cop does - ten thousand small acts of kindness, or really big acts of kindness cops do ever day go unnoticed.
I been down a lot. Done a lot of jail time. Mostly, I've seen kindness in cops. Maybe you get what you give.
ky boy

Morehead, KY

#6 Oct 2, 2012
i thank it is real bad when a cop hurts someone that they surpose to watch over people. but really there the ones that is doing shit and getting buy with it. i tell you one thing if one evers hits me i will take everything that he has.maybe even his wife.i have to done some jail time its no fun i never had no trouble with a cop.there are nothing but a bastards in my book i cant stand a cop they make me sick
rubber bullet kisses

Nicholasville, KY

#7 Oct 2, 2012
ky boy wrote:
i thank it is real bad when a cop hurts someone that they surpose to watch over people. but really there the ones that is doing shit and getting buy with it. i tell you one thing if one evers hits me i will take everything that he has.maybe even his wife.i have to done some jail time its no fun i never had no trouble with a cop.there are nothing but a bastards in my book i cant stand a cop they make me sick
They are watching over us by removing inbred scum like you!

Since: Mar 11

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#8 Oct 3, 2012
Police are people and there are good and bad people out there, that's just how it is. I have never had any issues with police officers, any interactions I've had with them have been professional.

I brought this topic up to get a feel for the recent events I've seen on the news. I was watching the other day when the news aired the story about the 17yr old girl being hit in the face by the police officer and then I see community leaders making statements about outrage and racism(the young "lady" was black and the officer was white). It just struck a nerve with me, I am a white male and if I had put my hands on a law enforcement officer in the way this young "lady" did then I would be charged with felony assualt on a peace officer. Race should never be mentioned in this context.
Serious

Morehead, KY

#9 Oct 3, 2012
what about the cops that detained a Mexican man and while they had him handcuffed on the ground they kicked him and were calling him racist names?? That's on youtube as well.

I have only had professional experiences with police officers but I do think that when they are in the cars and wearing a badge a lot of them think they are above the law. The other day we were driving down 60 going toward the lake and a state trooper was tailgating us so closely we thought he was going to hit us. I thought at first he was running the plates to make sure the car wasn't stolen - he wasn't he was just in a hurry and speeding. I told my boyfriend to brake check him and see what he does but he didn't want to cause problems - but the trooper was too close.

Also remember the State Trooper Whitney Smalls I think is her name. She decided a few years back to get drunk and go to work and wrecked her car and someone else's. She was temporarily suspedend - attended a class - and was soon back on patrol.

Now don't get me wrong I know there are cops that are good people and do a good job and their acts of kindness, caring, and protection are often overlooked. It just seems more and more everyday that you turn on the news or are reading the news and there is a new case of Police Brutality - you can't deny it. It's there and nation wide. Most of them just get Administrative leave for their behavior (if caught) and are paid for that time. Very few are actually fired.

I think they are some really dumb criminals out there that the police take care of - but if you have someone handcuffed and on the ground surrounded by officers - there is no need to pepper spray them, hit them, or yell slurs at them. That's not their job - that's going a step to far.

I'm sure some of you will disagree and think the police are here to serve and protect - but in the process they are breaking laws, lying, and engaging in criminal activity. The police force needs a serious overhaul and re-evaluation on how it handles matters like this.

Also Morehead has at least 3 different police forces in it. How come then are there so many pill dealers? It took them three years to bust our old neighbors who were major dealers. They followed them in a helicopter to their house - that's how big in the dealing business they were.

I know they can't catch everyone - but you would think they would catch more of them.

Now I've said all this and I have a really good friend that is a cop and another friend that works for the police force. Both of them are really great people and are not like what you hear about in the news constantly - so I am not biased - I am just expressing how I feel about Police Brutality in the U.S. these days.
car mat

Lexington, KY

#10 Oct 3, 2012
go cops beat their azz

Since: Mar 11

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#11 Oct 3, 2012
all well and good until it's your ass their beating?

Some of what I've seen lately makes me say,'law enforcement is doing it right' and some of what I've seen makes me say,'these are thugs and bullies with badges'.
citizen brutality

Nicholasville, KY

#12 Oct 3, 2012
I would like to see them beating on some pill/meth addicts, I would even join in if they would let me.

Since: Mar 11

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#13 Oct 3, 2012
you're welcome to go out there and kick the shit out of any pill heads you want. do you need back up? would it help if they were first handcuffed? nothing is stopping you now, they certainly aren't, in fact if you assualt them likely as not they will just want to go on their way as they wouldn't welcome police involvement.
Serious

Morehead, KY

#14 Oct 3, 2012
As American - as much as it pains me to say this - even pill heads and meth addicts should be handled the same way. No police brutality. The same system should work for all the people. That means you are arrested and innocent until proven guilty by the court of law. That doesn't mean they shouldn't stop a crime or take a shot at someone who is obviously trying to kill people - but don't smack people around throw your badge up and shrug like your above the law. These cops - the ones that have claims against them should be handled the same way any criminal would be. Not given administrative leave with pay. It seems to many times cops just get a slap on the wrist for crimes that many of us would go to jail for a long time over. Again I am not saying all cops are like this but more and more each day you see it. What makes a man think he can b*tch slap someone he didn't see do anything so hard that she hits the ground and is bleeding from her face? A badge? I don't give a crap if you are a decorated officer with ten years with the force - a bad decision like that can be career ending and for that woman's sake I hope it is. I can keep going on and on about this and how much it happens - and some of you will just remind us of the good things cops do to make the world a better place. That doesn't change the fact that more and more cops are doing the opposite of that. You can't just ignore something because there is an opposite - especially when the opposite is totally against what you have taken an oath to do. Cops face dangers all the time but what danger is there to 4 cops sitting on a pregnant hooker who is handcuffed and beating her with their fist? Seriously? I'm sure someone else will say something off hand about "How cops are good they face danger and protect us" or "Beat the crimninal" - that is not what our country or rights a people in this country stand for. It is however what we are falling for and I'll leave it at that.
Subway

Morehead, KY

#15 Oct 3, 2012
What was going on behind post office today? Did someone go postal this morning? A bunch of cops pulled over a couple trucks
Name

Clarkesville, GA

#16 Oct 3, 2012
Subway wrote:
What was going on behind post office today? Did someone go postal this morning? A bunch of cops pulled over a couple trucks
Some braindead cellphone zombie with an itchy 911 finger seen the Dog Warden with his tranquelizer dart gun attempting to apprend a malitious or menacing dog.
so this braindead cellphone zombie freaks out when they see the air rifle, thinks they spotted one of them thair terrorists and the theme from Mission Impossible starts playing in their head.
The adrenaline is pumping so hard during their time of fame that they neglect to notice the man with the air rifle is standing beside a marked county truck with official license plates, so they start scratching that itchy 911 finger with the buttons of their cellphone.

Since: Mar 11

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#17 Oct 4, 2012
I think there is more to the story of the woman being hit by the officer. I saw the video also. The officers report being hit with a liquid and bystanders report the "silly string". The video has been edited for a reason. It seems really odd to me that the video begins only a second or two before the incident. The officer seems to be attempting to "detain" the woman as she walks by and she appears to be moving on past him. I don't know if her failure to comply with his request warrants the brutal smack in the face but for me at least, it goes back to the basic. If a police officer tells you to do something you do it.

That being said, there is no excuse for beating a person that has been restrained or is defenseless. Those are the actions of cowards.
sam

West Liberty, KY

#18 Oct 4, 2012
Seen this thread and I must say there are good cops and there are bad.
I do know of one that they finally took his badge. Heard he also beat a young man handcuffed. Was in trouble for keeping guns that he retrieved stolen.
After losing his badge. He somehow went on to be a guard at a prison.
He since has lost his wife that he beat badly. Has a girlfriend live in that he then abused her child. He is still in court over this and it amazes me that he can still be working at a prison with all this stacked up against him. Very arrogant and violent. How does one get away with so much? This guy still thinks he is above the law. With all he has gotten away with so far, makes you wonder just what he knows on others that he hasn't already served time. His day is coming and hopefully really soon, before he hurts yet another women or child. Thanks to the KSP for getting him off the force. Now hoping the system works against him for the abuse of women and the baby he severely abused. Not been on the KSP force for a couple of years now. Thanks to the ones who care and do your jobs. You are most appreciated!
Cliff White

Stockholm, Sweden

#19 Oct 4, 2012
don't drive drunk
Serious

Morehead, KY

#20 Oct 4, 2012
Cliff White wrote:
don't drive drunk
Um using common sense helps too.

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