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Thu Apr 30, 2020, 02:20 AM

'Horrific Abuse of Power': California Police Launch Investigation After Viral Video Shows Deputy Pun

Source: Daily Beast

A California deputy is under investigation, and has been reassigned outside the police department, after a disturbing viral video showed him punching and choking a teenage boy during an arrest, authorities said.

The Rancho Cordova Police Department and the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Office announced an “investigation into the use of force by our deputy” after a video of the April 27 incident posted on Twitter on Tuesday received more than two million views and was shared by former Democratic presidential candidates Julian Castro and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA).

“This is a horrific abuse of power,” Harris tweeted. “This officer must be held accountable.”

Read more: https://www.thedailybeast.com/rancho-cordova-police-launch-investigation-after-video-shows-deputy-punching-14-year-old-elijah-tufuno

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Reply 'Horrific Abuse of Power': California Police Launch Investigation After Viral Video Shows Deputy Pun (Original post)
BaronChocula Apr 2020 OP
SunSeeker Apr 2020 #1
Marrah_Goodman Apr 2020 #2
Rainbow Droid Apr 2020 #3
WheelWalker Apr 2020 #4
canuckledragger Apr 2020 #5
Rainbow Droid Apr 2020 #8
Merlot Apr 2020 #7
spike jones Apr 2020 #6

Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 04:02 AM

1. Horrible. This deputy has no self control. He should not be in law enforcement.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 06:47 AM

2. this

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 08:56 AM

3. Could you please point to evidence that self control is a factor for the police hiring process?

Because I can't remember offhand a single time I ever saw a police officer show self control.

In fact, I would say that the lack of self control is a defining characteristic of police officers in this country.

The large majority know they don't have to exercise (or even pretend to show) self control because they won't be held accountable.

And they don't. And they aren't.

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Response to Rainbow Droid (Reply #3)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 09:14 AM

4. Nonsense.

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Response to WheelWalker (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 09:31 AM

5. The truth hurts...

Doesn't it?

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Response to WheelWalker (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 02:28 PM

8. Are you implying that the police do not shoot innocent people without warning,

use excessive force without provocation, or close ranks to shield themselves from accountability?

Because there are way too many documented incidents of all of those things.

I find it ironic and amusing that your one word response, "Nonsense", was, in actual fact, nonsense.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 10:35 AM

7. Probably due to steroids and a belief system that justifies this behavior and knows there

will be no accountability.

A deadly cocktail.

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Response to BaronChocula (Original post)

Thu Apr 30, 2020, 10:16 AM

6. Danger police in area.

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