Police Misconduct: Tracked

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Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Post by matedog » 16 Apr 2019, 10:40am

Sister (district attorney) and brother in law (cop) are visiting and we've been having a lovely time together. Out of the blue, my sister asks my wife and me to opine on a new police video that's making some news in their jurisdiction:

There's a particularly flagrant hit around the 37 second mark. Anyway, they were baffled why the cops are facing some heat for this. I tried to be as diplomatic as possible noting that it's important to vilify the law, not the officer if he is acting within the law, but that the one particular hit seemed a bit excessive. They went on that he was being defensive, which I found particularly laughable. Anyway, fun to see how people can view the same thing so differently.
Look, you have to establish context for these things. And I maintain that unless you appreciate the Fall of Constantinople, the Great Fire of London, and Mickey Mantle's fatalist alcoholism, live Freddy makes no sense. If you want to half-ass it, fine, go call Simon Schama to do the appendix.

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Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Post by Dr. Medulla » 16 Apr 2019, 11:13am

matedog wrote:
16 Apr 2019, 10:40am
Sister (district attorney) and brother in law (cop) are visiting and we've been having a lovely time together. Out of the blue, my sister asks my wife and me to opine on a new police video that's making some news in their jurisdiction:

There's a particularly flagrant hit around the 37 second mark. Anyway, they were baffled why the cops are facing some heat for this. I tried to be as diplomatic as possible noting that it's important to vilify the law, not the officer if he is acting within the law, but that the one particular hit seemed a bit excessive. They went on that he was being defensive, which I found particularly laughable. Anyway, fun to see how people can view the same thing so differently.
It's suggestive of how normalized violence is amongst cops and prosecutors. Violence is indicative of a breakdown in social relations in some manner, so the ease in rationalizing and defending the use of violence indicates a breakdown in how one sees civil society function. If your reaction to seeing someone get thrown to the ground or up against the fence by a cop is "That ain't bad," you've normalized something very unhealthy and anti-social.
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Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Post by Dr. Medulla » 22 Jun 2019, 3:20pm

Listening to Carlin today and this thread seemed an appropriate place for this piece:
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Re: Police Misconduct: Tracked

Post by Dr. Medulla » 04 Jul 2019, 6:46am

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