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63 Responses to Savagely Beaten By Cops: The Robert Leone Story

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 1:41 pm
    Link: Savagely Beaten By Cops: The Robert Leone Story - An incident in which the brutality is believed to be worse than the Rodney King episode. Story in Credits - Graphic NSFW
  2. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm
    Shocking mugshot, kitteh, but isn`t there a video that summarises the facts without 37 minutes worth of opinion getting in the way?
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    Tucana Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 3:10 pm
    Really? I didn`t do anything wrong, so I`m not going to pull over. Yeah great idea.
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    tedgp Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 3:17 pm
    Not interested in some video bloggers thoughts.
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    PinkRhoid Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 3:18 pm
    Warning! The video you are about to review contains terrible, LOUD audio.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 3:21 pm
    "He cannot exit the car because a squad car is blocking his driver door"

    Well climb out of the sunroof, or go out the passenger door! Get out means get out!

    He didn`t pull over when there was 5 cop cars with lights on and sirens blazing. Evading officers is a crime.

    He resisted once the officers got him to stop. Gonna get your ass kicked on that one.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    July 5, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    Don`t run from the police...you might be a beat down.

    It`s really not that difficult of a concept.
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    Bat_Girl Female 13-17
    323 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 3:34 pm
    This is too depressing, I can`t even watch the whole thing. My motto was "drat the Police" And will always be that, and this is just one in a million reasons why the authority in our country is taking over and using its power for the worse.
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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm
    MacGuffin, if you go to the story linked in the credits I provided, it is summarized quite nicely.
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    Misfit-Mutt Female 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 3:37 pm
    I`m going to wait for my husband to come home to watch the video in it`s entirety. I am super angry right now though. This is disgusting.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 3:38 pm
    This guy broke the law and provoked police into physically reprimanding/subduing him. I am so mad at those cops for doing their jobs right now!
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 3:38 pm
    MacGuffin, if you go to the story linked in the credits I provided, it is summarized quite nicely.

    Thanks, kitteh. I did have a look before asking, though. The video on there doesn`t show anything, and the article doesn`t describe how and when he came by his injuries.
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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    July 5, 2012 at 3:39 pm
    Here`s another link on the story
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 3:47 pm
    Seems like there`s not much information to go on here. I`m not saying this guy deserved to end up looking the way he looks in his mugshot (funny how the British police seem to manage to avoid beating people up during simple arrests consistently, whilst with American cops it`s always hit first and don`t bother asking questions later), but there`s just nothing of substance in any of the links to have a discussion around. All there is, is a way too long video featuring a lot of opinion and very few facts, and no detail as to how this guy came to be injured.
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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 3:50 pm
    Macguffin, Did you read the whole story in the last link provided?
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    There`s a lot more info in that third link - thanks kitteh. Funny how they can convict this guy for `assault` (which appeared to consist of one cop breaking his pinkie whilst punching this guy in the face), whilst other clear cases of police officers striking civilians (including in one case I saw, a 15-year-old girl) never ever result in the conviction of the officers concerned. In the case of the teenage girl I mentioned, the cop got off despite having a 11-1 jury trial go against him. What a system America has. When are you going to stop tolerating your government employing these petty little cowardly thugs to keep you in line?
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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
    8033 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 3:53 pm
    Or if all else fails: Tis should give you all the info you need
  18. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    Macguffin, Did you read the whole story in the last link provided?

    Yeah, I did kitteh, thanks, and it contained a lot more info on this case. I was writing my comment below whilst you were still posting that third link.
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    Grendel Male 40-49
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    July 5, 2012 at 3:54 pm
    Bat_Girl-"motto was "drat the Police""

    It`s been my experience that people who`s motto is `drat the Police` are the first ones to call on them when someone scratches their car or steals their xbox...then has the nerve to complain `WHY AREN`T THE POLICE DOING SOMETHING?!`
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 3:56 pm
    Or if all else fails: Tis should give you all the info you need

    Maybe, but the onus does fall on the person raising a given topic to demonstrate that it`s worth debating. Anyway, you`ve provided the additional info asked for now - thanks. ;)
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    5874 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 4:00 pm
    MacGuffin-"funny how the British police seem to manage to avoid beating people"

    Yeah, F`n hilarious.
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 4:17 pm
    Thanks for at least trying to talk to one person at a time, MeGrendel, instead of trying to have multiple simultaneous conversations in one post that nobody can be bothered picking through to see if you`re addressing them - I appreciate the effort, seriously.

    However, your link is duff I`m afraid:

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    techgeek07 Male 30-39
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    July 5, 2012 at 4:23 pm
    This is sickening
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    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 4:26 pm
    This is sickening

    I know. Firefox 9.0.1 was such a let-down.
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 4:28 pm
    "However, your link is duff I`m afraid:"

    How about these?

    Scotland

    Scotland

    Scotland

    Scotland

    etc

    etc

    etc
  26. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 4:53 pm
    How about these?

    1) Yes, I agree entirely. I`m familiar with this incident, and it`s a shocking case that resulted in a police officer being rightfully prosecuted by his own colleagues, and convicted by a jury of the public, only to then be let go by an Appeal Court judge after serving only a few days of his sentence. He`s Scumbag, and so is the corrupt judge that let him go. It didn`t take place in Scotland, though: it was an English force.

    2) Your article is from a Scottish Newspaper. But it`s about a beating by *Kenyan* police. You know, that country that President Obama`s dad came from - IN AFRICA, which isn`t in Europe, or in Scotland.

    3) Yup, that looks to be a valid case of police brutality that I wasn`t previously aware of. And it took place in Scotland this time, and it appears nothing was done about it.

    4) Difficult to see what`s going on in this instance, but, tbh, I didn`t see any officer hit any person. Did you?
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    Marksman Male 40-49
    154 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 4:54 pm
    As an officer with 15 years on the job, all I can say, your Honour, is that he fell down. Twice.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
    2313 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 4:55 pm
    I do not in any way condone police abuse, and yes this and terrible acts like this, are perpetrated all too often by our police; But if you become "Startled and confused" and "do not know what to do" when a police vehicle is behind you with it`s lights and sirens on, and your response is to light up a cigarette and turn up your radio so you can hear it over the now multiple sirens and keep on driving, you sure the hell do not need either a drivers license or a car.
  29. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 5:02 pm
    So, in summary nettech98, yes, our police have bad guys too. And I`m prepared to criticise them when they do wrong, even though I used to work in a national Police Service that`s based in Glasgow myself (Glasgow is Strathclyde Police`s area - your link #3).
  30. Profile photo of MacGuffin
    MacGuffin Female 30-39
    2602 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 5:03 pm
    As an officer with 15 years on the job, all I can say, your Honour, is that he fell down. Twice.

    So, you`re saying that, as an officer, you`d be prepared to lie in Court about assaults you are party to or witness?
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    Ajikan Male 18-29
    1526 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 5:11 pm
    The police act the way one would expect from such a society.
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    birdawg68 Male 40-49
    132 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 5:28 pm
    1. The thought that he should pull over never entered hi mind? Doesn`t deserve a license. Also so was high on drugs, as shown by his blood tests. But, that does not justify the work of those so called officers. PA residence beware, it could be you.
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    robosnitz Male 40-49
    2737 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 5:29 pm
    Corrupt cops, acting like ass holes.There`s a shocker.Somebody should murder those bastards.F*ck their families.Ya know this wasn`t the first time, and it won`t be the last.
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    insane_ai Male 30-39
    737 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 5:38 pm
    I am officially supporting the assination of these officers. They are scum and I hope they are killed.
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    keith2 Male 18-29
    2587 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 6:10 pm
    Ok.. ok.. I know I always post rage against cops (which is still WELL DESERVED here), but I still call bullshxt when I see it: Guy knew he was supposed to pull over, flat out. No excuse for that. Bi-polar disorder is a made up condition that allows people to act out in unacceptable and violent ways, and get narcotic drugs for it. Any idiot can and does act an as$-hole, claim bi-polar, then gets prescribed xanax. Still acts like a douchbag on regular basis, now happily under the influence of benzos whilst terrorizing everyone with their imaginary bad-as#ery. I see this in my neighborhood daily. Females do it too, but less violently, more bxtchily. No excuses for your extreme mood swings, no excuses for your child-like temper tantrums, bipolar doesn`t exist! Control yourself, idiot! As for the po-lice in this vid, fxck them all, shoot their faces, they deserve 3 times as bad as what they do to us.
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    krifle2 Female 30-39
    193 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 6:12 pm
    I stay off the radar as much as possible. These "cops" are everywhere. It`s only going to get worse. The US is becoming a dangerous place to be.
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    thelonious Male 40-49
    3278 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 7:33 pm
    There was stupidity 360 going on in this. But those cops got out of control. If you can`t understand when to pull over, you shouldn`t be on the road and you may possibly suffer some ill consequences of not being able to deal with reality. And, those cops remind me of Russian thugs.
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm
    "Bi-polar disorder is a made up condition that allows people to act out in unacceptable and violent ways, and get narcotic drugs for it."

    Wow. How very ignorant and uniformed of you...

    It`s not made up.

    You don`t get narcotics for it.
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    SilverThread Male 30-39
    3435 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 7:47 pm
    The trick to not getting your ass beat by the police is to be respectful, follow instructions, and obey the laws set in place by your fellow citizens.

    It works like a charm. This dude would not have gotten worked over if he had pulled over when he saw lights and sirens.

    I don`t feel sorry for *criminals* getting drated up by the police. We can sit here and pass judgement about the civility of these actions because heavy handed sons of bitches behave in uncivilized ways on our behalf.
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    keith2 Male 18-29
    2587 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm
    "Wow. How very ignorant and uniformed of you..."

    Says the guy who doesn`t see or deal with these a-holes on a daily basis. Walk down any neighborhood or trailer park street, you can`t show me a tattooed shirtless saggy pants punk who doesn`t have so called "bi-polar" disorder, and who doesn`t get xanax or kolopin for it. There`s at least 2K of them in this lil white trash suburb alone. Guess what, they all have bi-polar.

    "It`s not made up.

    You don`t get narcotics for it."

    I refuse to dignify anyone who plays their extreme mood swings (always turns out to be anger issues in the end) off as a disorder. It`s called stop committing acts of aggression, anger, and general douchebaggery in the name of a fake condition and to get drugs.

    If there really is such a disorder, the high distribution of individuals playing the system has skewed my views to such the extreme that I see it for what it has become.
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 9:22 pm
    If there really is such a disorder, the high distribution of individuals playing the system has skewed my views to such the extreme that I see it for what it has become.

    Thars yur prawblim!
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    Cajun247 Male 18-29
    10722 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 9:25 pm
    I don`t feel sorry for *criminals* getting drated up by the police. We can sit here and pass judgement about the civility of these actions because heavy handed sons of bitches behave in uncivilized ways on our behalf.


    While I understand non-compliance that in of itself is no justification for less-than-lethal force. Ultimately these police officers decided to let their suspect know of their collective frustration in the worst way possible.

    Meanwhile in many drug possesion/DUI cases this is what happens:

    1)Pull suspect out of car
    2)Apply handcuffs
    3)Place in squad car and drive to station.
    4)Have a nice day.

    Notice how "baton", "nightstick", or "tazer" weren`t mentioned.
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    JoexBro Male 18-29
    540 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 9:43 pm
    We march or hello police state
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    keith2 Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 9:44 pm
    Ok, so show me a "real" case of bi-polar disorder. Actually, explain to me one documented example where treatment for it has shown marked progress. I`ll be back in awhile to check on things.
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    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
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    July 5, 2012 at 9:59 pm
    Torture at the hands of sadists.
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    chickiesue86 Male 70 & Over
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    July 5, 2012 at 10:02 pm
    i can admit the guy was stupid for not pulling over. that does not excuse ANYTHING that happened to him. i live in PA, in a town where i put my car on cruise control for every street i turn on for the posted limit because there is an unheard of cop to civilian ratio and if you go 5 above the speed limit at any given moment for pressing the gas a hair too hard and not sharply braking to bring the speed back down you will get lights behind you. a town where if you turn on your own street while a cop is behind you you worry that they will see that as probable cause since they can call that eluding. i am not a criminal but i am very afraid of cops and their unpredictable pompous attitudes.
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
    1216 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 10:42 pm
    "I don`t feel sorry for *criminals* getting drated up by the police. We can sit here and pass judgement about the civility of these actions because heavy handed sons of bitches behave in uncivilized ways on our behalf."

    If you think that a way to punish unruly citizens is by beating them up, you might want to move in to a dictatorship.

    This is not the thing you do for drats sake. Killing and torturing citizens for simple offences is what led to huge riots and revolutions. If you believe we should go back to those days, where everybody is in danger of standing in the way of the fist of the law, than I don`t believe you should exist within out society, since you endanger our democracy and good living., and you are a disgusting person.
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    Linkenberger Male 18-29
    1164 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 10:44 pm
    Looks like keith is off fighting a war and forgetting the battle. Mate, I understand where you`re coming from with the "I have bi-polar disorder pity me" annoyance. However in this particular case the kid was clearly docile and afraid for his life, even before the brutality got rolling. In all honesty, I find seeing you start a quarrel over the whole bi-polar craze childish, stupid and generally just as annoying as the kids who blame their bad attitudes on a psychological disorder.

    Kid just got f***ed up. Have some respect.
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    NNoamfer Male 18-29
    1216 posts
    July 5, 2012 at 11:06 pm
    To anyone claiming they are doing their job, you are drating stupid. There is no need to beat someone to a bloody pulp even if he is resisting. The police has enough tools to subdue someone rather harmlessly and according to the situation. Yet blocking someones door than asking him to get out, then beating him like a savage beast, is not something that should be accepted in our society, and it is shocking that people are willing to support this. It is just another testimony to how our society is failing.
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    iambluebeard Male 30-39
    338 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 12:56 am
    but for the grace of god i could stand another 36 minutes...darn no grace
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    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
    1478 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 4:59 am
    This video is horrific :( I`m appalled by the main Trooper`s actions, but also those of -every- other officer there, in doing nothing to calm that Trooper down and just simply take the guy to jail/the hospital then jail.
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    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
    1478 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 5:06 am
    keith2, as far as bi-polar existing or not, it does. One major case in my life was my Mom`s father. She told me that things would get -bad- in that house of two parents, one girl, three boys. Things could also be -awesome- in that house. But he would go into months-long funks, at the very least. I`m sure I`ve not been told the full story with all it`s details. But my memories of my grandfather were not cool, or even good.. I would hang around and play and whatnot, then when it was time to go, I`d get on the couch and hug him and say goodbye and that I loved him, and he would just -stare- at the T.V. No reaction. It affects a kid, time after time. I can`t imagine what it was like (along with the details I`ve not heard) having to actually -live- with the man.

    In any case, I think that perhaps some doctors tend to be free-er with their diagnoses because when someone complains that they -swear- they have something, and the doctors says `you`re fine`, and that patient says `are you
  53. Profile photo of Atrayu4u
    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
    1478 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 5:10 am
    pooting me, give me something to fix this, my life is a living hell" and the doctor -doesn`t-, then perhaps they can be sued for negligence or something when, then, other doctors test that patient and find that yes, they could be suffering from bi-polar disorder and really, that doctor didn`t do a thing?

    Also, what about anxiety? I had it, for sure, a while back, and I`m still experiencing some symptoms of it on occasion. I was prescribed pills which I took for a while, then I decided I didn`t want to be on them anymore. I`m doing better, but not 100%, and I don`t blame anyone or anything. But it`s real. Why can`t bi-polar be real? Did you have an ex or someone who just loved pills more than you?
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    Atrayu4u Female 18-29
    1478 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 5:10 am
    sh*tting *
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    Grendel Male 40-49
    5874 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 6:50 am
    MacGuffn-`However, your link is duff I`m afraid:`

    Strange, worked for me.



    Nice cat, btw.
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    inaria Female 18-29
    1515 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 1:11 pm
    "funny how the British police seem to manage to avoid beating people up during simple arrests consistently, whilst with American cops it`s always hit first and don`t bother asking questions later"


    Haha I knew MacGuffin would have something to say about this that included generalizing and stereotyping of Americans...

    So predictable.

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    sweetrebelnc Female 18-29
    847 posts
    July 6, 2012 at 5:35 pm
    Keith2, under absolutely no circumstances is it ok to stand on the top of a suspects car and jump on them as soon as the exit the car. under no circumstances is it ok to taze and mace someone repeatedly when they were obeying every order you gave them. Under no circumstances is it ok for anyone with a position of authority to take out their frustrations and abuse their power over the public. Normally I don`t make my posts personal, but you sir, are whats wrong with this country. the whole "Don`t do anything wrong and the cops won`t come down on you" mentality is completely and utter f*cked, and would have our founding fathers rolling in their graves.
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    TheJ3553 Male 18-29
    145 posts
    July 7, 2012 at 7:52 pm
    "Bi-polar disorder is a made up condition that allows people to act out in unacceptable and violent ways, and get narcotic drugs for it."

    People abusing the system =/= fake disease.

    Here
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    TheJ3553 Male 18-29
    145 posts
    July 7, 2012 at 7:57 pm
    I know police should get SOME slack when deal with a "high stress job" or w/e. But you should seriously be put in jail for assualt on stuff like this. And then probably be beat to poo every day in jail for being a cop.

    I`m not sying all cops should get this done to them. Just the ones that are clearly in it just to abuse power.
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    Penguinato23 Male 18-29
    294 posts
    July 8, 2012 at 2:37 pm
    Earlier I saw a picture of something tracy morgan tweeted; "Politicians are like sperm; only one in a million turn out to be human beings"

    Except as soon as I read that I thought of law enforcement.
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    ATPno34 Male 18-29
    27 posts
    July 9, 2012 at 9:21 am
    At 17:20, the stupid-ass cop tells the poor guy to answer "yes sir or no sir" to a question that required a narrative answer. This cop cannot even grasp the basic rules of the English language. How the hell is he allowed to carry a gun?
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    incubus_inc Male 18-29
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    July 10, 2012 at 7:51 am
    No other way to say it... Phuck the police.

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