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Thu Apr 9, 2015, 03:20 PM

 

Have you met anyone that has sided with Michael Slager (cop who shot Walter Scott in back) yet?

Thankfully I haven't. In fact I was pleasantly surprised when I went into work yesterday and spoke with this neo-con who ALWAYS defends cops. Even she said this was murder. So then I went to Free Republic, land of racist cop defenders. I clicked on a thread, and read the first 25 or so replied. Every single one of them was against this cop. I was shocked, because Freepers always take the cop's side.

So, have you met or heard on TV/radio/FaceBook anyone yet who can possibly defend this police officer? Even the hard-core neo-cons on my FB aren't defending him (they are silent, but still).

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Reply Have you met anyone that has sided with Michael Slager (cop who shot Walter Scott in back) yet? (Original post)
Reter Apr 2015 OP
boston bean Apr 2015 #1
Liberal_in_LA Apr 2015 #2
ChairmanAgnostic Apr 2015 #3
DefenseLawyer Apr 2015 #4
merrily Apr 2015 #6
DefenseLawyer Apr 2015 #7
merrily Apr 2015 #8
Adrahil Apr 2015 #12
merrily Apr 2015 #5
shenmue Apr 2015 #9
Reter Apr 2015 #11
shenmue Apr 2015 #14
HughBeaumont Apr 2015 #10
samsingh Apr 2015 #13
zappaman Apr 2015 #15

Response to Reter (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2015, 03:23 PM

1. A couple here not defending... but trying to cloud issue by

by stating we don't know what actually happened before.... and if he was grabbing for the taser.... etc.. the usual stuff. But they don't have a leg to stand on, so they don't push it too far.

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2015, 03:23 PM

2. ex nypd cop. now criminal law professor on local radio show was ultra pro cop

 

Against body cameras. Basically blamed african american communities for neg experiences with cops. A major tool

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2015, 03:24 PM

3. give Faux Gnus Thyme.

You can be sure they are digging hard into his (Scott's) background to find a reason justifying the shooting.

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2015, 03:27 PM

4. Closest I have had is the "bad apple" defense

 

This is an isolated incident, one bad apple spoiling the fun for everyone and letting cop hating liberals paint with a broad brush yadda yadda yadda I've talked to 2 or 3 of those

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Response to DefenseLawyer (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 9, 2015, 03:31 PM

6. "Bad apple" may be a defense of the "system," or cops generally, but it's not a defense of Slager.

It's a condemnation of Slager.

I know that you didn't say it was a defense of Slager. You said it was the closest you'd heard to a defense. But I just wanted to underscore.

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Response to merrily (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 9, 2015, 03:34 PM

7. Yes, as I said, it's the closest I've come

 

It's still a denial that police brutality is a systemic problem, however.

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Response to DefenseLawyer (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 9, 2015, 03:35 PM

8. As you typed that, I was typing an edit to my original reply to you. We're on the same page.

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Response to DefenseLawyer (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 9, 2015, 05:15 PM

12. I've heard that one a few times...

 

My neighbor (the local sheriff) tried that one. I gave a wry smile and asked if he REALLY thinks this is just a bad apple. He finally admitted that there are far too many cops who shouldn't be cops.

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2015, 03:29 PM

5. Once the video was viewed, the justice system charged him.

I'd bet he had defenders before the video and the charge.

And, I'd bet he's still have defenders if anyone in authority were still defending him.

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2015, 03:44 PM

9. No

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Response to shenmue (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 9, 2015, 05:06 PM

11. Why the sad face?

 

It's good that no one has defended him. Great username BTW.

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Response to Reter (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 9, 2015, 07:03 PM

14. I'm happy no one has defended him

The whole thing just makes me sad.

Thanks about the name.

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2015, 03:45 PM

10. Not a single #notallcops'er chimed in on my news feed.

Not a one.

Strange, that is . . . considering the Klan-issued goggles with which they all watched the Tamir Rice drive-by.

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2015, 05:29 PM

13. not yet

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Response to Reter (Original post)

Thu Apr 9, 2015, 07:04 PM

15. Nope.

Don't think I will since I live in a blue town.

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