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Old 12-02-2009, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:48 PM
 
Location: Highland, CA (formerly Newark, NJ)
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I'm shocked Jersey is that low
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Old 12-02-2009, 07:52 PM
 
Location: southern california
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why is it when a gangbanger beats me up its "troubled youth" but when a cop sneaks up on em while he does and beats him up, its police brutality?????

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Old 12-02-2009, 07:58 PM
 
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Another positive post by Joe......Law enforcement officers are pulled from the population therefore it only makes sense that there will be some that are hired that "slip through the cracks" and fail to meet standards. The percentage of Law enforcement officers getting in trouble is a pittance compared to the general population. I have a great suggestion...Why doesn't every law enforcement officer in the country take off for ONE week without pay. NO ONE on the streets to protect and serve. Oh, baby, best of luck when the most fearsome predator on this earth comes hunting...the one that walks on two feet!!! Figures you would post such a positive post a couple of days after four law enforcement officers were ASSASINATED in Washington. We need to appreciate our law enforcement officers for what they are...our protectors. The bad once should be weeded out and punished accordingly...Your intentions are clear..........
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:05 PM
 
Location: Austin
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Another positive post by Joe......Law enforcement officers are pulled from the population therefore it only makes sense that there will be some that are hired that "slip through the cracks" and fail to meet standards. The percentage of Law enforcement officers getting in trouble is a pittance compared to the general population. I have a great suggestion...Why doesn't every law enforcement officer in the country take off for ONE week without pay. NO ONE on the streets to protect and serve. Oh, baby, best of luck when the most fearsome predator on this earth comes hunting...the one that walks on two feet!!! Figures you would post such a positive post a couple of days after four law enforcement officers were ASSASINATED in Washington. We need to appreciate our law enforcement officers for what they are...our protectors. The bad once should be weeded out and punished accordingly...Your intentions are clear..........
Actually I would say that this is pro-police. Only 1 out of every 116 officers engage in misconduct. This post was in no way anti-police. Its just some statistics. I am surprised that Vermont comes in at #1.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:44 PM
 
Location: Jewel Lake (Sagle) Idaho
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What I find interesting is that the 5 highest states have a predominately white population, I would assume that this extends to the police forces as well. To hear the media and some on here tell it, "police brutality" is mostly a white cop on minorities issue. These stats wouldn't seem to bear that out.
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Old 12-02-2009, 08:50 PM
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Location: After College Brooklyn/Bronx/Queens NYC
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why is it when a gangbanger beats me up its "troubled youth" but when a cop sneaks up on em while he does and beats him up, its police brutality?????
Because cops aren't supposed to "sneak up" on people and beat them up.

Duh.

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Old 12-02-2009, 08:55 PM
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Location: After College Brooklyn/Bronx/Queens NYC
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-Didn't know Montana had Police Officers-

-sarcastic-
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:27 PM
 
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That map is obviously innacurate. As many police brutality incidents go unreported, or they often get classified as necessary force.

The fact the California is so low immediately makes me think that this map is flawed.
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Old 12-02-2009, 09:29 PM
 
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why is it when a gangbanger beats me up its "troubled youth" but when a cop sneaks up on em while he does and beats him up, its police brutality?????
I never hear people saying that gangbangers who beat people up are "troubled youth". Most people just consider them scumbags.
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