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Thu Aug 31, 2017, 06:36 AM

Cobb cop during traffic stop: Remember, we only shoot black people

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A Cobb County police lieutenant has been moved to administrative duty for making what the department deemed were “inappropriate racial comments” during a traffic stop last year.

Channel 2 Action News reported that its request for body camera footage of the incident prompted an internal investigation of Lt. Greg Abbott.

The footage shows a white female driver pulled over during a DUI traffic stop telling Abbott that she was scared to move her hands in order to get her cellphone because “I’ve just seen way too many videos of cops ... ”

“But you’re not black. Remember, we only shoot black people,” the police veteran of nearly three decades can be heard saying. “Yeah. We only kill black people, right? All the videos you’ve seen, have you seen the black people get killed?”

Read more: http://www.ajc.com/news/local/cobb-cop-during-traffic-stop-remember-only-shoot-black-people/I3RAuy3GVMmoM4WsXBGN7H/

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Reply Cobb cop during traffic stop: Remember, we only shoot black people (Original post)
Calista241 Aug 2017 OP
ExciteBike66 Aug 2017 #1
BumRushDaShow Aug 2017 #2
WinkyDink Aug 2017 #3
underpants Aug 2017 #4
athenasatanjesus Aug 2017 #9
defacto7 Aug 2017 #6
IronLionZion Aug 2017 #5
Blue_Tires Aug 2017 #7
mshasta Aug 2017 #8
dixiegrrrrl Aug 2017 #10

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 06:51 AM

1. The cop's explanation, through his lawyer...

is that he was trying to de-escalate the situation by convincing the white woman he would not shoot her.

If it was me in that situation, the cop's statement would have made me even more pissed off.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 07:00 AM

2. Sounds like he was being facetious and sarcastic

But it really really underscores what the stats indicate and even they know it.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 07:11 AM

3. Oh, it was sarcasm. Too bad it meant, "But we shoot White people, too!"

 

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 07:31 AM

4. In every joke there is some truth

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Response to underpants (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 11:03 AM

9. Yes but that doesn't make the joke teller responsible for that truth.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 08:40 AM

6. In every good joke there's a grain of truth

But jokes too close to the truth aren't jokes.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 07:55 AM

5. Cops should have said that to Justine Ruszczyk



Killing people is no laughing matter asshole

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 09:36 AM

7. Up in Cobb I have no doubt that's true...

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 10:14 AM

8. just good old boys talk

This is just good old boys talk, the cop was being sarcastic, adding humor to diffuse a situation. He is not a racist, that is just the way they talk.

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Response to mshasta (Reply #8)

Thu Aug 31, 2017, 12:34 PM

10. There is an assumption that it's ok to talk that way to other whites

even if you do not know them, that you can safely assume they think like you.
I run into it all the time down here.

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