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Mon Dec 15, 2014, 01:16 AM Dec 2014

"Threaten me or my family and I will use my God given and law appointed duty to kill you" [View all]

That's a tweet from a San Jose cop. Story is in the first link at end of post.

Instead of recognizing there's a problem, cops continue to defend killing unarmed citizens. They retaliate using the simplest of insults, taking the #BlackLivesMatter mantra and twisting it to #CopsLivesMatter and #BlueLivesMatter, and go as far as threatening death for peaceful protesters walking on street.

They have beaten people doing nothing more than sitting and sprayed mace directly in the eyes of live streamers.

The police unions are justifying the deaths of everyone killed by cops, including Tamir Rice.

They treat the loved ones of those killed like criminals, grilling and detaining John Crawford's girlfriend for 90 minutes before finally telling her, "As a result of his actions, he is gone.” They handcuffed and threw Tamir Rice's 14 year old sister into the back of the squad car when she saw her little brother lying bleeding on the ground. When Mrs. Rice came to the scene of her son's murder, the cops threatened to throw her in the back of the car if she "didn't calm down."

They demand apologies from sports teams and team members for supporting justice. This is not just the Ferguson and St Louis cops, now the Cleveland cops are pissed at the Browns.

The Police in Seattle stated openly that "A liberal after my money in taxes may be my opponent, but a socialist attacking the Constitution and my liberty is my enemy." This is one of the nicer things said on various "cop talk" types of blogs across the country.

They are wearing tshirts with horrible slogans, including a particularly disgusting Hemingway quote:

It is obvious that cops all over the country have no intention to even try to understand. With the militarization of police, the 2005 SCOTUS decision telling police they needn't protect life, the wanton attitude and actions by so many cops, and so very little support for change or even recognizing change is needed, there is no way to deny that this is a war. It's a war on people of color, on the mentally ill, on the poor and on anyone at all that demands change.






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Fuck the police MohRokTah Dec 2014 #1
I agree marym625 Dec 2014 #2
I used to be a firm believer in the myth of "good cops" MohRokTah Dec 2014 #3
sadly. so very sadly. marym625 Dec 2014 #4
I used to believe that too Bettie Dec 2014 #75
I have had a couple of encounters... malokvale77 Dec 2014 #12
Oh no. marym625 Dec 2014 #16
From their profile... malokvale77 Dec 2014 #19
I'm staying away from that marym625 Dec 2014 #20
It is just getting started... (nt) malokvale77 Dec 2014 #22
Good luck n/t marym625 Dec 2014 #25
I'm not their only target. malokvale77 Dec 2014 #28
Be aware... malokvale77 Dec 2014 #31
We all make creative allegations about our past to feel better about who we are today. LanternWaste Dec 2014 #119
Wow. flvegan Dec 2014 #9
In light of recent events, I can't bring myself to even *try* to refute his argument. nomorenomore08 Dec 2014 #151
what is the prerequisite number of bad things before an entire group can be indicted? joeglow3 Dec 2014 #93
Just a bunch of soldier boy wannabes. NuclearDem Dec 2014 #101
there are about as many good cops as there are mopinko Dec 2014 #5
totally agree. marym625 Dec 2014 #6
Challenge Accepted! Glassunion Dec 2014 #131
Well, that's one. DeSwiss Dec 2014 #145
well, she just passed away, but she isnt even buried yet, so maybe she still counts. mopinko Dec 2014 #153
WTF - these "officers" should not be PumpkinAle Dec 2014 #7
It's already happening marym625 Dec 2014 #8
They're looking for... ReRe Dec 2014 #33
That's appropriate. Agree with that. n/t marym625 Dec 2014 #46
Or a high IQ. Remember, they weed out those too smart. Live and Learn Dec 2014 #41
I like that. Pretty disgusting thing for a cop to wear. n/t marym625 Dec 2014 #47
A person with heart and understanding would probably be very unhappy working within the... stillwaiting Dec 2014 #44
more so than I realized marym625 Dec 2014 #48
As I told marym625 above... malokvale77 Dec 2014 #14
They're not "officers." They're officers. And they're not "cops." They're cops. Iggo Dec 2014 #64
"but a socialist attacking the Constitution and my liberty is my enemy" bluestateguy Dec 2014 #10
yep marym625 Dec 2014 #11
Doubly ironic, given that one member of Seattle's City Council, Kshama Sawant, is KingCharlemagne Dec 2014 #45
Maybe the threat was directly to Seatlle's socialists and the council member lunasun Dec 2014 #74
No,The cop is an idiot.She wasn't elected when he said that if memory serves... easychoice Dec 2014 #144
my dad and uncle were good cops. they would report this shit. they all should. roguevalley Dec 2014 #13
One of my Uncles too marym625 Dec 2014 #17
I have a neighbor who is a deputy sheriff. Adrahil Dec 2014 #49
I think smaller PD's are quite a bit different than larger ones justiceischeap Dec 2014 #83
could be true. They were both my heroes. I loved them so much. They would be crushed at this stuff. roguevalley Dec 2014 #157
It's a war on people of color, defacto7 Dec 2014 #15
yes, I am talking about the USA. marym625 Dec 2014 #18
Totally agree... n/t defacto7 Dec 2014 #24
If there are any "good apples" out there in the force, they really need to speak up bhikkhu Dec 2014 #21
exactly. marym625 Dec 2014 #23
The head of the Boston Police Department MannyGoldstein Dec 2014 #29
That is great to know marym625 Dec 2014 #36
It was this interview MannyGoldstein Dec 2014 #132
He sounds good marym625 Dec 2014 #147
It's like Pope Francis: MannyGoldstein Dec 2014 #154
That is a good way to describe him marym625 Dec 2014 #155
You mean the protesting? marym625 Dec 2014 #105
Many of them are afraid.... Adrahil Dec 2014 #50
The big question..... defacto7 Dec 2014 #26
I don't know but I marym625 Dec 2014 #37
Civilian review boards. Not appointed, but elected and paid, lawyers no more than 1/3. ancianita Dec 2014 #162
Sounds like a good idea. defacto7 Dec 2014 #163
Very disturbing. I'll look up the 2005 Scotus decision, don't know about it. appalachiablue Dec 2014 #27
Thanks for the info marym625 Dec 2014 #35
An Open Letter to San Jose Police Officer Phillip White Blue_Tires Dec 2014 #30
Excellent letter marym625 Dec 2014 #51
awesome letter/response. salin Dec 2014 #78
great letter! nt steve2470 Dec 2014 #135
+ a million Number23 Dec 2014 #152
Amazingly and ironically, the SC has been the downfall of this country world wide wally Dec 2014 #32
That's a fact. They're working for the oligarchy. n/t marym625 Dec 2014 #52
They used to talk about cops living in the neighborhoods they served. Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2014 #34
I think that would make a difference marym625 Dec 2014 #53
Hemingway would turn over in his grave if he found out how his riversedge Dec 2014 #38
Yes, you are right marym625 Dec 2014 #56
The cops here have started talking mentally ill people down again Warpy Dec 2014 #39
What city? marym625 Dec 2014 #57
Albuquerque Warpy Dec 2014 #103
I heard about that. Since the doj stepped in the killings have stopped. Dont call me Shirley Dec 2014 #133
There have been a few but none of them have been called murder Warpy Dec 2014 #141
None of the shooters have been charged or prosecuted either, although Dear was fired. Dont call me Shirley Dec 2014 #142
There need to be investigations and prosecutions Scootaloo Dec 2014 #40
Very true. marym625 Dec 2014 #58
That's exactly what I thought when the Pennsylvania cops got shot. That someone A Simple Game Dec 2014 #140
Now who is afraid? nt bemildred Dec 2014 #42
I think everyone but the wealthy are afraid. marym625 Dec 2014 #59
I think the wealthy are afraid too. nt bemildred Dec 2014 #63
They are the most afraid. The more fear and terror they inflict upon us, the more terrified they are Dont call me Shirley Dec 2014 #134
Lots of broken windows and rotten apples. Downwinder Dec 2014 #43
I'm sorry. I don't follow what you mean. n/t marym625 Dec 2014 #60
Broken window policing should be applied to the police. Downwinder Dec 2014 #68
ah! Thank you marym625 Dec 2014 #71
And one bad apple left to rot will spoil the basket. Downwinder Dec 2014 #73
so true. sad but true. n/t marym625 Dec 2014 #77
Message auto-removed Name removed Dec 2014 #54
I would try to have an adult discussion with you marym625 Dec 2014 #61
Even One Bad LEO is Too Many. HughBeaumont Dec 2014 #55
It sure is. hadn't seen that one. Thanks! n/t marym625 Dec 2014 #62
Macho BS treestar Dec 2014 #65
I'm sure you're right and he's waiting for the excuse. n/t marym625 Dec 2014 #66
"God given"? Trillo Dec 2014 #67
I guess he was in a "free speech zone" marym625 Dec 2014 #69
The psychopath next door. Odin2005 Dec 2014 #70
A much abused quote from the satirical piece "On the Blue Water" (1936) GreatGazoo Dec 2014 #72
Thank you for posting this marym625 Dec 2014 #76
and I note that they dropped the word "certainly" from the t-shirt version GreatGazoo Dec 2014 #79
I missed that marym625 Dec 2014 #80
Once again... JEB Dec 2014 #81
Every single one marym625 Dec 2014 #82
All this horrendus stuff going on is not accidental. JEB Dec 2014 #84
I am seriously very glad marym625 Dec 2014 #85
One son. JEB Dec 2014 #86
I can't imagine. n/t marym625 Dec 2014 #87
Welp, we are 14 for 14. hifiguy Dec 2014 #90
*shudder* Pacifist Patriot Dec 2014 #91
This ought to be an OP. Dark n Stormy Knight Dec 2014 #106
almost every time that list is posted, there are people swearing that niyad Dec 2014 #115
When I've shared that list, I've never claimed that every single one of them is absolutely true at Dark n Stormy Knight Dec 2014 #120
Like a corporate created snow storm. JEB Dec 2014 #130
Fuck the kkkops. hifiguy Dec 2014 #88
I have to wonder marym625 Dec 2014 #94
Gosh, I love the liberal Bay Area KamaAina Dec 2014 #89
Can't imagine any other way to be marym625 Dec 2014 #95
I had experience this year with that "Calm down" CRAP. Cops say that to justify what they might do WinkyDink Dec 2014 #92
and then they cuff the corpse. n/t marym625 Dec 2014 #96
Cops are nothing but yellow cowards Madmiddle Dec 2014 #97
I hope so. n/t marym625 Dec 2014 #100
From the title of the OP I expected it to be a comment from a CEO. Spitfire of ATJ Dec 2014 #98
Wow. that's a hell of an indictment on corporate America marym625 Dec 2014 #102
Now imagine if that exact same sentiment NuclearDem Dec 2014 #99
oh, they would be dead. marym625 Dec 2014 #104
cops suck blkmusclmachine Dec 2014 #107
That they do. n/t marym625 Dec 2014 #156
Who the fuck do they think they are asking us to beg for their help???? DinahMoeHum Dec 2014 #108
cops. "god given and law appointed" cops. marym625 Dec 2014 #110
If they're that thin-skinned, they don't belong in law enforcement. DinahMoeHum Dec 2014 #112
truth. marym625 Dec 2014 #117
Love the Hemwingway quote PatrynXX Dec 2014 #109
interesting. just don't get the connection marym625 Dec 2014 #111
Some police like to pretend that is what their job is. Glassunion Dec 2014 #124
seems like everyone becomes an evil doer to them marym625 Dec 2014 #136
When you're a hammer.... nt Glassunion Dec 2014 #137
I find it a tad ironic considering Hemingway shot himself. Glassunion Dec 2014 #114
Out of control, totally..it's as if they require professional deprogramming Jefferson23 Dec 2014 #113
I don't think they should ever be allowed back marym625 Dec 2014 #118
Well, yea. I agree. I was being somewhat sarcastic. The level of disturbing here would require Jefferson23 Dec 2014 #121
Thanks! marym625 Dec 2014 #125
That photo of the t-shirt in your post, that you say they are wearing. Is from June of 2013, Glassunion Dec 2014 #116
I didn't say it was a Seattle cop marym625 Dec 2014 #123
Whoh... Calm down. Glassunion Dec 2014 #128
uhm. What? marym625 Dec 2014 #138
It's what they grab when the store is out of Affliction wear. Glassunion Dec 2014 #139
The police force that was supposed to protect and serve their communities workinclasszero Dec 2014 #122
They don't. marym625 Dec 2014 #126
"why in the hell would they need equipment like that??" Glassunion Dec 2014 #129
Blue knights in action workinclasszero Dec 2014 #127
I saw this yesterday marym625 Dec 2014 #148
God, that tee shirt! Ishoutandscream2 Dec 2014 #143
yep. totally agree marym625 Dec 2014 #149
Fire the little shit. DeSwiss Dec 2014 #146
All the little shits.. marym625 Dec 2014 #150
It is truly nearly impossible to believe what has happened. Faryn Balyncd Dec 2014 #158
It is. It truly is. marym625 Dec 2014 #159
So we're to believe that a war is coming and cops are going to start it? Really? ancianita Dec 2014 #160
yep. marym625 Dec 2014 #161
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