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“Your friend doesn’t even seem concerned that police are ‘accidentally’ killing people on a regular basis.” December 30, 2014

Posted by Erin Ptah in News Roundup.
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“The officers said this included being pulled over for no reason, having their heads slammed against their cars, getting guns brandished in their faces, being thrown into prison vans and experiencing stop and frisks while shopping. The majority of the officers said they had been pulled over multiple times while driving. Five had had guns pulled on them.

“It’s almost like you have no emotion with it, that they attach the bodies to it, they’re going to be out of jail tomorrow anyway; nothing is going to happen to them anyway.”

An NYPD cop whose wife called 911 for help against a gang of thugs says he was brutally beaten by baton-wielding fellow officers who stormed his Queens home.”

We hear every prominent black man in America who has a son and who decides to talk about this publicly—football players and actors and others—say exactly the same thing. We’ve heard it hundreds of times.”

One image showed Asheem and friends at an older girl’s Sweet Sixteen party — their arms draped over one another’s shoulders. Alethia says the picture was used as evidence to show participation in a criminal conspiracy. His mother had been at the party as a chaperone. “I didn’t see gangsters,” she says, “I just saw some kids.”

Even if most of these people were killed by accident, the fact that your friend doesn’t even seem concerned that police are “accidentally” killing people on a regular basis is very alarming.”

How we cover the story when the person who shoots two cops is white, and talked a lot about the evils of gun control, how Cliven Bundy is totally oppressed, how Obama needs to be overthrown, and, you know, positions that are generally impossible to characterize as “liberal.”

And that’s not even getting into what happens when a dead police officer is black, and was shot by a white police officer.

“Police are not under attack, institutionalized racism is. Trying to remove sexually abusive priests is not an attack on Catholicism, nor is removing ineffective teachers an attack on education. Bad apples, bad training, and bad officials who blindly protect them, are the enemy. And any institution worth saving should want to eliminate them, too.”

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