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Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:11 PM

Detroit cop 'celebrates Black History Month' by forcing African-American woman to walk home in dange

Source: Raw Story

Detroit cop ‘celebrates Black History Month’ by forcing African-American woman to walk home in dangerously frigid temperatures
TRAVIS GETTYS
31 JAN 2019 AT 13:09 ET



A Michigan police officer forced a young black woman to walk home in frigid weather after a traffic stop, and then mocked her on social media.

The officer stopped Ariel Moore in Detroit on Tuesday for having expired license plate tags, and then made her leave the car there and walk, reported WXYZ-TV.

. . .

The officer, identified as Gary Steele, then recorded video of Moore walking away from her car and shared it on social media.

Steele can be heard making condescending remarks about Moore in the Snapchat video, which was captioned “what black girl magic looks like” and “celebrating Black History Month.”

Read more: https://www.rawstory.com/2019/01/detroit-cop-celebrates-black-history-month-forcing-african-american-woman-walk-home-dangerously-frigid-temperatures/?utm_source=push_notifications

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Reply Detroit cop 'celebrates Black History Month' by forcing African-American woman to walk home in dange (Original post)
Judi Lynn Jan 2019 OP
Aristus Jan 2019 #1
47of74 Jan 2019 #12
BumRushDaShow Jan 2019 #2
CrispyQ Jan 2019 #4
BumRushDaShow Jan 2019 #8
Maggiemayhem Jan 2019 #18
Hortensis Feb 2019 #38
BumRushDaShow Feb 2019 #39
Hortensis Feb 2019 #40
BumRushDaShow Feb 2019 #41
Hortensis Feb 2019 #43
yardwork Jan 2019 #17
groundloop Jan 2019 #3
irisblue Jan 2019 #5
irisblue Jan 2019 #6
3Hotdogs Jan 2019 #11
LisaM Jan 2019 #7
JI7 Jan 2019 #9
47of74 Jan 2019 #10
KWR65 Jan 2019 #13
SunSeeker Jan 2019 #14
BigmanPigman Jan 2019 #19
erronis Jan 2019 #15
MyNameGoesHere Jan 2019 #16
luvallpeeps Jan 2019 #20
tenderfoot Jan 2019 #21
Judi Lynn Jan 2019 #25
LineLineLineReply +
sheshe2 Jan 2019 #30
JustABozoOnThisBus Jan 2019 #22
Cold War Spook Jan 2019 #23
dalton99a Jan 2019 #37
Eliot Rosewater Jan 2019 #24
Judi Lynn Jan 2019 #26
Gothmog Jan 2019 #32
Blue Owl Jan 2019 #27
Judi Lynn Jan 2019 #28
Renew Deal Jan 2019 #29
sheshe2 Jan 2019 #31
Gothmog Jan 2019 #33
sheshe2 Jan 2019 #35
whathehell Jan 2019 #34
rockfordfile Jan 2019 #36
cstanleytech Feb 2019 #42
Gothmog Feb 2019 #44

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:16 PM

1. Way to 'protect and 'serve', fuckbrain...



God, I hope they nail his balls to the carpet for that...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:55 PM

12. That's insulting.

 

To fuckbrains, that is, comparing them to this guy.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:20 PM

2. He should be fired. No appeal.

AND banned from serving as a LOE anywhere. Period.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:25 PM

4. This.

And this needs to happen more often to these types. This time off with pay, or getting rehired somewhere else is just wrong. It's time to start rooting out the bigots in LE.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:32 PM

8. Exactly because what happens is

they are either fired or resign and then go off to some other town and continue to wreak havoc at the new place. That's what happened with the cop who killed young Tamir Rice. He had been on the force at a nearby department and was deemed "unfit", resigned, joined Cleveland's PD (where their HR never bothered to verify his previous record)... and then when he was fired from there after the shooting, he was then accepted at yet another PD until the uproar was so great that he withdrew from the position.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #8)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 03:48 PM

18. Steroids? On top of hatred of women and poor impulse control.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #8)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 07:02 AM

38. Terrible, but notice that we now KNOW about it?

Times have already changed, they just don't happen at the same rate everywhere.

But in an era when journalists and citizens can search on names and faces and blow the whistle on their local PDs, the days of an officer fired in Miami being able to "launder" himself just by moving and applying to some town hurting for applicants are coming to an end. Insurance companies are now able to search nationwide also, and they've always been a huge player in keeping employers from hiring bad people for jobs where they could do harm by refusing coverage. .

This incredibly stupid and contemptible officer changed his life forever when he outed his own actions. Posting any work-related action on social media has to be a fireable violation all by itself.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #38)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 07:05 AM

39. Yes

"Citizen journalism" has been a boon to getting this stuff exposed and out into the light!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #39)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 07:21 AM

40. Yes. Speaking of, I remember that when Amazon feedback

was new I wanted to buy a toaster and discovered that serious defects were being reported in most models of most makes of toasters, including respected name brands. An astounding number of them couldn't produce a decent piece of toast from day 1. Making and selling inadequate products was obviously so profitable that it had come to dominate the market. Now a large majority of toasters work pretty much as they're supposed to and good ones can be found at almost every price level.

I now think toasters were a bellweather.

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Response to Hortensis (Reply #40)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 07:54 AM

41. Agree that

the review sites (including Amazon) have been extremely helpful although in some cases early on, "fake" reviews were also littering those sites... which prompted things like "verified purchase" to at least establish that the reviewer was legit (and that includes an even later requirement for reviewers who received the item "free" or at a discount in exchange for a review, to identify such). Always something!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #41)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 08:24 AM

43. Yes. Always. We don't have sites rating our local politicians

and government officials yet, but their doings are being discussed on more and more sites. Of course, local powers are typically deeply and widely embedded, and dislodging or forcing them to produce better product is not a fraction as easy as firing a bad cop. But I believe far more information easily accessible to the voters must already be sending alarming tremors through many of their worlds also.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 03:43 PM

17. Absolutely!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:20 PM

3. Looks like this isn't his first time in the spotlight

http://michiganoidv.blogspot.com/2008/03/officer-gary-steele-detroit-pd-030408.html

Original charges: Torture; assault w/intent to commit murder; assault w/intent to do great bodily harm less than murder; 2 counts felonious assault w/a dangerous weapon; weapons / firearm discharge in or at a building; felony firearm.

Officer Gary Steele was looking at the possibility of life in prison.

Plea bargain: Pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of reckless discharge of a firearm, and was placed on probation for one year.



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Response to groundloop (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:28 PM

5. More from the immediate above article

Snip-Steele, who earlier spent months in jail before he was able to post bond, could have faced 90 days in jail when he was sentenced Tuesday. He was ordered by Boykin not to contact the victim.

Snip-


“The plea was offered by the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office in the best interests of justice,” Miller said.


Steele remains suspended and still could face other disciplinary actions, according to the Detroit Police Department.
Golematis testified during an earlier preliminary hearing that Steele choked her, straddled her when she fell to the ground and fired shots near the left side of her head. The incident happened when Steele went to her home to get the last of his belongings after their relationship dissolved.


It's hard to tell where the paragraph breaks are from this webdite.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:29 PM

6. I'm betting there is a soon disciplinary hearing.

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Response to irisblue (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:54 PM

11. Plea --- "....in the best interests of justice"

Right.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:32 PM

7. What the hell was he pulling someone over for expired tabs in that numbing cold for, anyway?

All over Michigan, people are stepping up to help each other, my friends and family are turning down their thermostats, businesses are letting their employees stay home, and THIS happens?

Sadly, it's probably partly of an outcome of Detroit not having the resources (not unique to Detroit) for hiring good cops, or even enough cops.



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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:47 PM

9. he should be fired and charged with endangering her life

this story is really fucked up.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:48 PM

10. The chief should make this fucker walk ten miles out in the cold.

 

With a full pack.

And after receiving a high colonic.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 01:56 PM

13. Some cops are gangsta's with badges

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 02:27 PM

14. How is this not attempted murder?

This man should be in jail, not endangering people.


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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #14)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 03:52 PM

19. He was in jail.

They need to put him back in and no parole this time as well as no longer able to possess a weapon or work around weapons.....ever.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 03:09 PM

15. And if there are lawsuits and penalties, they'll be paid by the taxpayers - not the perp and his

superiors.

It's time to put the blame on the individuals and the people within the system that hires them. Police departments and other public works/safety groups rely on the fact that they are not personally and financially responsible for misdeeds.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 03:15 PM

16. Well when

The Grand Wizard of the MAGAt KKKlan acts the same way, this behavior is expected.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 05:29 PM

20. What in the ever lovin' fok is wrong with this man?

Besides the obvious. Goddamn him.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 06:00 PM

21. Not to nitpick but how hard is it to link to the original article?

eom

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Response to tenderfoot (Reply #21)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 06:42 PM

25. Was on my way to an appointment, didn't have the time. Thank you for your spirit of community. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #25)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 06:56 PM

30. +

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 06:27 PM

22. Steele lost a couple of stripes for this idiocy.

But apparently, he didn't force the woman to walk home. According to another article, he offered a ride home, but she refused because home was only a block away. So then he started his racist rant.

[link:https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/detroit-city/2019/01/31/detroit-police-officer-reassigned-investigated-racially-charged-social-media-post/2733757002/]

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Response to JustABozoOnThisBus (Reply #22)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 06:34 PM

23. She was smart not getting in his car.

 

Getting cold would be the least of her problems.

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Response to Cold War Spook (Reply #23)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 07:50 PM

37. Yep.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 06:42 PM

24. Thank you for posting this, exposing this vile piece of human excrement.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Reply #24)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 06:43 PM

26. Your thoughtful comment is most appreciated. Thank you. n/t

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Response to Judi Lynn (Reply #26)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 07:16 PM

32. I also want to thank you for posting this

This police officer is a racist idiot who needs to be fired.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 06:49 PM

27. What a dickbag

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 06:49 PM

28. Video shows Detroit cop mocking black woman walking home in the cold


BY MORGAN GSTALTER - 01/31/19 03:33 PM EST

A Detroit police officer posted a video to social media showing him mocking an African-American woman with racially charged captions after she was made to walk home in the cold.

ABC affiliate WXYZ on Thursday shared the Snapchat video that launched an internal investigation into officer Gary Steele.

Steele on Tuesday night pulled over a young black woman for a traffic stop because she had expired car license tags.

. . .

Steele recorded footage of Moore walking home and shared it on the social media site Snapchat with captions reading “what black girl magic looks like” and “celebrating Black History Month.”

More:
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/427913-detroit-officer-forces-black-woman-to-walk-home-in-the-cold

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Social media post shows Detroit officer making racist comments about African-American pulled over
Posted: 11:06 PM, Jan 30, 2019 Updated: 12:20 PM, Jan 31, 2019

DETROIT (WXYZ) — We're exposing a social media post that has sparked an internal investigation into a Detroit police officer. Comments made in that post are being called racist by a woman pulled over and told to leave her car and walk home in below freezing weather.

Detroit police are calling the behavior of one of their own completely inappropriate and problematic. They're now launching an internal affairs investigation over what took place during a traffic stop.

Take a close look at this video temporarily posted to social media site Snapchat following a Detroit police traffic stop near Joy Road and Stout Tuesday night.

. . .

Notice in the upper left corner of the screen the officer shared his Snapchat name. Detroit police confirm his real name is Gary Steele. The man seen in this public LinkedIn page.

More:
https://www.wxyz.com/news/social-media-post-shows-detroit-officer-making-racist-comments-about-african-american-pulled-over

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 06:52 PM

29. Which brings up the question...

Is there minimum bar for that job? Will they take anyone? No one knew this guy was both a racist and a lunatic?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 07:09 PM

31. Thank you for your post,Judi.

His actions were bad enough, then he had to go on social media to humiliate the young women he abused. Just when l think they could not go lower. Sadly, they never disappoint.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #31)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 07:17 PM

33. This idiot was proud of being a racist asshole and wanted to brag about

This idiot is a racist

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #33)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 07:27 PM

35. Yep.

And she was very smart not to have gotten in that car.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 07:22 PM

34. The POS needs to be fired....n/t.

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Response to whathehell (Reply #34)

Thu Jan 31, 2019, 07:40 PM

36. yeah I agree

He should be in jail.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 08:13 AM

42. "We've confirmed that the officer is restricted from working in the field"? Why hasnt he been fired?

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2019, 08:40 AM

44. The officer was reassigned

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