If you read the anti-cop comments on youtube you can get a strong sense that police have become the most hated group in these times. They are the ultimate pawns of the government. No update on what happened with the suspect as of yet.
A police officer in San Jose, California was shot to death Tuesday after responding to a call about a man threatening to commit suicide. Officers closed off several streets in East San Jose as they searched for the shooter. (March 25)
So when are they gonna do one with police officers asking them about their true feeling towards black people and black men in particular? Police depts. across the country are being exposed in recently released reports, as using racial profiling in their policing of urban communities which is old news in itself.
This should be epic.
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20 years after riots ripped through Los Angeles, “Uprising” documents how hip hop forecasted — and some say ignited — the worst civil unrest of the 20th century. The film revisits the riots in gripping detail and draws from a diverse collection of voices — the rappers, rioters, victims, police officers, journalists and everyday citizens of South Central Los Angeles. The documentary traces the rise of dissent in Los Angeles in the 80’s and 90’s and explores why citizens chose to rise up violently against police abuse and perceived injustices.
(The documentary made it’s debut at the 2012 SXSW Film Festival.)
Last time I saw Rodney King was probably on the first season of Celeb Rehab. Hopefully he has defeated his demons and it will be interesting to see what he says in this interview. It is a shame that nothing has really changed in terms of police britality. You would of thought that this incident from 20 years back would have changed things. Not.
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CNN anchor Don Lemon retraces the events of that morning, and the riots that divided Los Angeles and the nation in Race and Rage – The Beating of Rodney King, debuts Friday, March 4 at 8:00p.m. ET and PT on CNN/U.S. It replays on Saturday, March 5 at 8:00p.m. ET and PT.For more information, visit http://bit.ly/RodneyKingCNN.CNN anchor Don Lemon retraces the events of that morning, and the riots that divided Los Angeles and the nation in Race and Rage – The Beating of Rodney King, debuts Friday, March 4 at 8:00p.m. ET and PT on CNN/U.S. It replays on Saturday, March 5 at 8:00p.m. ET and PT.For more information, visit http://bit.ly/RodneyKingCNN.
I think this is a great idea, we just need a DVD for officers who act like assholes for no reason and show them how to treat people point blank. If you wanna see more of the rules check out the slideshow here.
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Why Not? He better knock this guy straight out.
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Police officers are literally out of control.
via LA Times
Believing they were under fire, Inglewood police officers Sunday (Mother’s Day) shot and killed a passenger in an approaching car and wounded the driver, but no weapons were found and no one has been charged, authorities said.
The passenger was identified as 19-year-old Michael Byoune of Los Angeles, who died at the scene from gunshot wounds to the torso, said Los Angeles County coroner’s investigator Jerry McKibben.
The officers were in their patrol car near Crenshaw Boulevard and 8th Avenue about 1:40 a.m. when they heard gunfire and pursued a man who was running, said Inglewood Police Sgt. Hector Ramirez.
After speaking with the mother of one of the victims of the televised Philly cop-beating, the Reverend Al Sharpton said the display of unjust excessive police force was “worse than Rodney King,” prompting an immediate response from the black police chief who warned against “outsiders fanning the flames…from afar.” After reeling off of highly publicized protests on Wednesday in response to the Sean Bell verdict and a meeting with NY Governor Paterson on Thursday the Reverend interviewed the mother of the Philly victim on his radio show.
“I’ve not seen anything like that since Rodney King, and it’s worse than Rodney King, and we cannot allow our community to be under siege,” Sharpton said. “We’ve got to stop this nonsense in our community, acting like you got to be a certain level black to be treated within the law.”
Leomia Dyches, the mother of suspect Dwayne Dyches, said she unable to see her son in the hospital. The police chief responded that her son was under arrest and a suspect in an attempt murder for which all three suspects are being held in lieu of bail of $100,000.