The High Cost Of Police Brutality

The High Cost Of Police Brutality

There are 43 comments on the www.finalcall.com story from Feb 26, 2009, titled The High Cost Of Police Brutality. In it, www.finalcall.com reports that:

LOS ANGELES (FinalCall.com) - Abusive cops are costing already cash-strapped cities across the U.S. millions of dollars in settlements but civil rights activists and attorneys warn that the payouts will continue unless the criminal justice system begins to prosecute its out-of-control officers.

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clone benson

Bryan, OH

#1 Feb 26, 2009
sence the parents can not punish there kids,the police do it for them, its are judical system thats currupt, go figure
Anne

Stafford, VA

#2 Feb 26, 2009
The high cost of police brutality is not only in financial lawsuits but also an erosion of trust between police forces and some of the communities that officers have sworn to serve and protect.

When this happens, the jobs that officers must do becomes even harder. This does not absolve parents and other adults from responsibity, but it just makes it clear that some people should never be police officers.

Even though a minority of officers are shaky, the damage they do exceeds their numbers.
Skeptic

United States

#3 Feb 26, 2009
Some people should not be cops, just that simple, but certain things hamper the police from submitting criminals, leading to brutality charges.

For example, Rodney King, who was numb from PCP, would not submit to arrest, the police were left with no alternative but to continue power stroking him with baton violence because they had not the opportunity to use a 'choke' hold! Had they been able to choke him, he would have been under arrest in moments, but since they are prohibited from using a choke hold, they were unable to submit him to arrest until he was beaten to a pulp, also, costing the City of Los Angeles a cool $3 million dollars for Mr. King's settlement.

Ridiculous? yes, but this is the way it goes in this day and age. Bring back the choke hold, you'll see lots less brutality.
bugggy48

Gurnee, IL

#4 Feb 26, 2009
we have to qwit paying these negrow types that get beat up.Its police job to keep these negrows in line.

“You love me and you know it”

Since: Jan 09

Largo fl

#5 Feb 26, 2009
Whites get the sh** kicked out of them by the police to.

Its just not a reportable story for the media.

Dr Endo

AOL

#6 Feb 26, 2009
Soft, white donut cops are afraid of strong, aggressive, street tough black males. This is why they are quick to use a tazer or gun. Physically, few white cops can control an angry black male--so they shoot.

“You love me and you know it”

Since: Jan 09

Largo fl

#7 Feb 26, 2009
Dr Endo wrote:
Soft, white donut cops are afraid of strong, aggressive, street tough black males. This is why they are quick to use a tazer or gun. Physically, few white cops can control an angry black male--so they shoot.
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Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#8 Feb 26, 2009
The FACT of the matter is: Police brutality, the victims get paid. When they have to keep paying out to the victims of these rogue cops that means less money for much needed state programs. Less money for its citizens.

So these rogue cops need to be riegned in. PERIOD!

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#9 Feb 26, 2009
I say if you are a victim of these rogue cops SUE the hell out of them and the state! ABSOLUTELY! Hit them in the pockets EVERY TIME!
Sojourner

Tempe, AZ

#10 Feb 26, 2009
Skeptic wrote:
Some people should not be cops, just that simple, but certain things hamper the police from submitting criminals, leading to brutality charges.
For example, Rodney King, who was numb from PCP, would not submit to arrest, the police were left with no alternative but to continue power stroking him with baton violence because they had not the opportunity to use a 'choke' hold! Had they been able to choke him, he would have been under arrest in moments, but since they are prohibited from using a choke hold, they were unable to submit him to arrest until he was beaten to a pulp, also, costing the City of Los Angeles a cool $3 million dollars for Mr. King's settlement.
Ridiculous? yes, but this is the way it goes in this day and age. Bring back the choke hold, you'll see lots less brutality.
You meant to say that cops reported (emphasis) Rodney King as being under the influence. Fortunately we have the video, and that shows, without question, that if anyone at that scene was addicted, it was the police and cops have traditionally been addicted to violence If there were only one case, of course, Rodney Kings detractors would have an argument, but everywhere we have evidence, undeniable evidence, of excessive force on the part of police and, of course, outright murder. Case Closed.
Blackinjun

Tangier, VA

#11 Feb 26, 2009
America is a colony and the police are enforcers of the rulea of the colony. The rule is white supremacy with just a hint of "approved" minority participation. How do you rid the colony of its basic function?

You don't, you just cover it up more..
Sojourner

Tempe, AZ

#12 Feb 27, 2009
Blackinjun wrote:
America is a colony and the police are enforcers of the rulea of the colony. The rule is white supremacy with just a hint of "approved" minority participation. How do you rid the colony of its basic function?
You don't, you just cover it up more..
They did it in Algeria
Carl LeFong

Mountain View, CA

#13 Feb 27, 2009
Dr Endo wrote:
Soft, white donut cops are afraid of strong, aggressive, street tough black males. This is why they are quick to use a tazer or gun. Physically, few white cops can control an angry black male--so they shoot.
Yeah and those black males are so tough when they have their guns and willing to shoot people in the back, having a gang around really helps too. When they are alone it's a different story, all they can do is babble incoherently about "muthafuggers"! No bigger coward on the face of the earth than a single black man without his gun or his gang or his mama!
Carl LeFong

Mountain View, CA

#14 Feb 27, 2009
Blackinjun wrote:
America is a colony and the police are enforcers of the rulea of the colony. The rule is white supremacy with just a hint of "approved" minority participation. How do you rid the colony of its basic function?
You don't, you just cover it up more..
You are as full of shit as a Christmas goose! Maybe if blacks would stop accounting for about 90 per cent of the crime in urban areas and a vast majority of it all over the country they would have less problems in dealing with the police but we don't want to talk about that do we? Nah it's better to just keep playing victim and slinging the "R" word around isn't it?

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#15 Feb 27, 2009
Carl LeFong wrote:
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You are as full of shit as a Christmas goose! Maybe if blacks would stop accounting for about 90 per cent of the crime in urban areas and a vast majority of it all over the country they would have less problems in dealing with the police but we don't want to talk about that do we? Nah it's better to just keep playing victim and slinging the "R" word around isn't it?
LMFAO! The beady eyed snakes are forever coming up with this bullchit. Hissing and spitting all over the place. Its ok because the mongoos aint playing with them anymore and the mongoose's name is FINANCIAL RUIN AND TRUTH! Nipping right at their backs! Chewing them right up! He He He.

:)
Skeptic

United States

#16 Feb 27, 2009
What I saw in the video was Mr. King resisting arrest, continuing to fight with the cops, the cops tased him times 2, seems like that should have settled him down, but it pissed him off, and he fought all the more.

I don't know what, if any, blood samples/tox screens were done on Mr. King, but the cops clearly were outmatched by Mr. King's continuing resistance to arrest.

The L.A. Police had made racist remarks on the police radio prior to the state police chase of Mr. King, that made the L.A. Police look really bad. Not very professional, but then they are confronted with Mr. King, sort of the perfect storm.

I'm not a fan of the police by any means, but on the other hand, I do like tranquility and peace.
Sojourner wrote:
<quoted text>
You meant to say that cops reported (emphasis) Rodney King as being under the influence. Fortunately we have the video, and that shows, without question, that if anyone at that scene was addicted, it was the police and cops have traditionally been addicted to violence If there were only one case, of course, Rodney Kings detractors would have an argument, but everywhere we have evidence, undeniable evidence, of excessive force on the part of police and, of course, outright murder. Case Closed.
Anne

Stafford, VA

#17 Feb 27, 2009
MajesticX wrote:
Whites get the sh** kicked out of them by the police to.
Its just not a reportable story for the media.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =lB_Hl4bcQNcXX
I totally agree that it has happened to whites as well. In fact, victims of police brutality come from all races. My point about the erosion of trust is not confined to black communities. That erosion happens wherever police brutality occurs. It's a sad commentary when law-abiding people say they fear police more than thugs.
Sojourner

Tempe, AZ

#18 Feb 27, 2009
Skeptic wrote:
What I saw in the video was Mr. King resisting arrest, continuing to fight with the cops, the cops tased him times 2, seems like that should have settled him down, but it pissed him off, and he fought all the more.
I don't know what, if any, blood samples/tox screens were done on Mr. King, but the cops clearly were outmatched by Mr. King's continuing resistance to arrest.
The L.A. Police had made racist remarks on the police radio prior to the state police chase of Mr. King, that made the L.A. Police look really bad. Not very professional, but then they are confronted with Mr. King, sort of the perfect storm.
I'm not a fan of the police by any means, but on the other hand, I do like tranquility and peace.
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IYou made my point and you are too thick to realize it. First, you say:

"For example, Rodney King, who was numb from PCP, would not submit to arrest, "

Next you say:

"I don't know what, if any, blood samples/tox screens were done on Mr. King, but the cops clearly were outmatched by Mr. King's continuing resistance to arrest."

Well if you don't know, what does than mean insofar as your first statement. It is AN APPARENT SELF CONTRADICTION and you presume to ask reasonable people to accept your interpretation of the video; a video by the way, showed a decent man being beaten, tasered, and tortured on U.S. soil and that same video played to an international audience. Most members of that audience agreed that the brutish cops were totally out of control and if this nation was truly civilized those "cops" would have long ago been removed from "police" work and put in pens or crates for the remainder of their sick lives.
C L Ledvin

Mountain View, CA

#19 Feb 27, 2009
Inisa Love wrote:
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LMFAO! The beady eyed snakes are forever coming up with this bullchit. Hissing and spitting all over the place. Its ok because the mongoos aint playing with them anymore and the mongoose's name is FINANCIAL RUIN AND TRUTH! Nipping right at their backs! Chewing them right up! He He He.
:)
All the real beady eyed snakes are actually down in da hood collecting welfare, standing around on the corners smoking dope, drinking half gallons of malt liquor and most importantly babbling incoherently about "motherfuggers" and of course committing every kind of violent crime known to man or beast. A big contributor to our financial ruin has been supporting all these welfare slackers, the bloated pig welfare mamas and their "my baby's daddy" fathers who abandoned mama and the kids about the same time they pulled their dicks out mama's rancid vagina. Talk about some people who should be chewed up! He ha he!(Oh go ahead and report me to Jessie Jackass and Al Sharpton) Ha he ha again!

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#20 Feb 27, 2009
C L Ledvin wrote:
<quoted text>
All the real beady eyed snakes are actually down in da hood collecting welfare, standing around on the corners smoking dope, drinking half gallons of malt liquor and most importantly babbling incoherently about "motherfuggers" and of course committing every kind of violent crime known to man or beast. A big contributor to our financial ruin has been supporting all these welfare slackers, the bloated pig welfare mamas and their "my baby's daddy" fathers who abandoned mama and the kids about the same time they pulled their dicks out mama's rancid vagina. Talk about some people who should be chewed up! He ha he!(Oh go ahead and report me to Jessie Jackass and Al Sharpton) Ha he ha again!
Yeah ok. This entire post was STUPID! Shows exactly where your intelligence level is. Do not get mad at us because that mongoose named Financial Ruin is chasing you into your hole biting on your backs!

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