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Tue Apr 20, 2021, 06:28 PM

Today's Verdict Will Now Put All Law Enforcement Officers Around This Country On Notice To...

'Think Before They Act'

One of their own didn't think - or if he did - he thought that he would be protected by his badge.

He thought that he could get away with anything because he was a cop.

Well that won't work going forward.

Law enforcement officers all around the country - know now - that they will be held accountable for their actions.

They need to take that into account in every situation that they might find themselves involved in going forward.

Think before you act - or you might find yourself in prison - like Derek Chauvin.

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Reply Today's Verdict Will Now Put All Law Enforcement Officers Around This Country On Notice To... (Original post)
global1 Apr 2021 OP
FoxNewsSucks Apr 2021 #1
regnaD kciN Apr 2021 #2
global1 Apr 2021 #4
Progressive Jones Apr 2021 #10
Delmette2.0 Apr 2021 #3
crickets Apr 2021 #5
uponit7771 Apr 2021 #8
Voltaire2 Apr 2021 #6
IcyPeas Apr 2021 #7
yonder Apr 2021 #9
nakocal Apr 2021 #11

Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 06:39 PM

1. or

....confiscate the cameras,

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 06:39 PM

2. "...you MIGHT find yourself in prison..."

Let me be clear: we should be happy with this verdict, because any other outcome would have been devastating, and this does send a message in many places.

But to think it will put "All" LEO "On Notice"...? Maybe. But I have a hard time thinking that this will cause police in, say, Lubbock, Texas or somewhere in rural Mississippi or Idaho to rein in their behavior toward BIPOC. I'm sure it hasn't escaped some police officers' notice that this happened in a notably "liberal" city, where the mayor and the police department themselves denounced Chauvin's behavior. If this happened in a place where the "thin blue line" held, and local leadership rallied around "supporting our police, would the same outcome ensue.

Plus, as I noted elsewhere, what this establishes is that there are some limits to use of police force. What those limits are has yet to be determined, and will probably vary a lot from place to place. Still, it is a good first step. I don't want to think what message would have been sent by an acquittal today.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 06:48 PM

4. If It Saves Even One Senseless Murder Going Forward....

it did it's job.

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 07:18 PM

10. Yes, it establishes precedent. nt

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 06:46 PM

3. The Attorney General of each state needs to understand that this is

how to prosecute the murder by cop cases.

Each police chief or supervisor needs to understand that he/she can testify against their employee.

Other LEO needs to understand that they can and should intervene when someone is out of control.

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 06:58 PM

5. +1

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Response to Delmette2.0 (Reply #3)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 07:11 PM

8. THIS !!!! ☝🏾☝🏾☝🏾, ***MAIN*** reason LEO's aren't held accountable because of local associations

... who work with these depts have to police them and that makes for toxic relationships.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 07:03 PM

6. no it won't.

At the moment it is a distinct aberration. At best it will put them on notice to not get video'd while murdering.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 07:08 PM

7. I would hope that when there are 4 police officers and one is doing something wrong the others

will step up and say STOP

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 07:15 PM

9. We can hope it does and if so it lasts for awhile, but

my cynical mind says we would be back to SNAFU in no time at all.

Damn, I hope you are right, g1.

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Response to global1 (Original post)

Tue Apr 20, 2021, 07:59 PM

11. Unfortunately Police will not change until more

criminal conduct by the police end in convictions.

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