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DallasNE

(7,379 posts)
Tue Mar 26, 2013, 10:43 PM Mar 2013

It All Started Innocently Enough

Omaha police sent tow trucks into a neighborhood to remove a couple of vehicles parked on the street in an apparently legal manner. When the owners of said vehicles came out to inquire why the vehicles were being towed the police took offense to the line of questioning and violently took one man down and chased the other into his home where who knows what took place. A neighbor recorded it, being careful to keep the blinds closed so as to not be caught then posted it on Youtube. By the time it was all over a dozen police cruisers were on the scene. Obviously this did not happen in a gated community.

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This Youtube needs to go viral.
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It All Started Innocently Enough (Original Post) DallasNE Mar 2013 OP
Looks pretty bad. Warpy Mar 2013 #1
Omaha Has A Pretty Sordid Past DallasNE Mar 2013 #2
What the hell is this? defacto7 Mar 2013 #3
increase the stupid sigmasix Mar 2013 #4
Interesting Point Since DallasNE Mar 2013 #5
Message auto-removed DougieDoug Apr 2013 #7
Message auto-removed DougieDoug Apr 2013 #6

Warpy

(110,524 posts)
1. Looks pretty bad.
Tue Mar 26, 2013, 10:51 PM
Mar 2013

Did they need all those cop cars and that police chopper for a guy who was standing far back and no threat? Did they need to "jump his pregnant Mama?"

Hell no. We need to demilitarize the police.

DallasNE

(7,379 posts)
2. Omaha Has A Pretty Sordid Past
Tue Mar 26, 2013, 11:53 PM
Mar 2013

The granddaddy is described in the link below but it has suffered through race riots in 1966 and 1968 as well as being subjected to racial bussing and red lining in housing cases and other seamy events relating to race relations. Malcolm X was born in Omaha but the Ku Klux Klan forced the family to flee the city.

http://www.examiner.com/article/omaha-s-ugly-racial-history-includes-a-1919-downtown-lynching-and-mob-riot

defacto7

(13,485 posts)
3. What the hell is this?
Wed Mar 27, 2013, 01:17 AM
Mar 2013

2 guys, a car to be towed.. and a billion police descend on the scene... for what? They have nothing else to do but beat up on a couple of harmless, unarmed, docile people? That's crazy!

sigmasix

(794 posts)
4. increase the stupid
Wed Mar 27, 2013, 02:05 AM
Mar 2013

According to the NRA and their advocates the best way to stop this sort of unfairness is for citizens to arm themselves and fire on law enforcement officials whenever they violate civil rights. Yep- those citizens should have had some guns so they could have shot those jack-booted thugs! Everything would have turned out so much better.

sarcasm! the friend of the flabbergasted.

DallasNE

(7,379 posts)
5. Interesting Point Since
Wed Mar 27, 2013, 04:22 PM
Mar 2013

I came across this Youtube in a Facebook post from a grand nephew who is active duty Navy. He is a gun nut and his comment with the Youtube link stressed possible use of deadly force to defend property as a warning. His mom posted that one of the officers here is the same officer as an uncle of his had a run in with so this isn't the first time this officer has done something like this. That run in may be why this officer called for so much backup as this uncle is a former college linebacker that doesn't take crap from anybody. This nephew, in other words, is attacking this police behavior from a right wing perspective.

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