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Regarding your update: five cops stopped a guy for "reckless driving". Even their own police department says that that term is subjective and nothing the individuals said or wrote in reports indicated what the guy actually did. They pulled him from the car and proceeded to beat and taser him when he was being compliant. That is on the camera footage from the cameras the cops wear. At one point, one cop turned so that the camera would not catch some of the worse beating.
When someone is being tasered their muscles are reacting to the shocks and they will spasm. Impossible for the subject to lay still! Yet they stepped up the violence because he would not lay still while being tasered. It became obvious they were going to beat an innocent man severely, possibly to death (as they did do) so when he got a moment to get free he ran to save his own life. "If you run from police they will shoot get a brain." He had a brain. If he did not run they would kill him!
Lots of the camera footage has been released and it is clear that the victim was innocent and was only trying to save his own life. Those (past) cops are the scum of the earth. They killed an innocent and cast terrible impressions on all cops, which will make the jobs harder for all cops. And there will be protests which will spiral into violence. America will never get completely over this incident!2
Al Sharpton is hiding in the closet like the good weasel he is.10
They are murderers regardless of their skin colour10
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If they were attempting murder, that may have caused Nichols to consider running. But here's the truth. If you don't respect my opinion, do me a favor and block me.
Matriarchal social culture of the Black community and what it produced are at fault for the police murdering Nichols, not Republicans, MAGA, "white supremacy" or some such. "The Police" are also not at fault. It is the sickness is in the home as it has been for decades.
The The War On Poverty created fatherless/mentor-less households run by patronizing, domineering, misandrist women. Young men in those settings gravitate toward being validated by street gangs. Those police officers did not have that gang mentality trained out of them. They acted in-type.
This mass murder is the fault of the URBAN BLACK CULTURE that Democrats created over 50 years ago. It will never end until people admit the truth and do something useful about it with welfare changes and school choice.0
As of this moment there is no validity to any argument against the ownership or even concealed carry of assault weapons in the US, more so it should infact be encouraged as it is evidently a requirement for citizens to have any chance of being able to defend themselves or others from the police.3
When they first showed pictures of them without their uniforms, I thought they were showing 5 gang bangers who got killed. I am very curious how ANTIFA and BLM will respond knowing that the 5 officers were their own. I'm surprised the media even released their pictures.11
Prison time for all of them and a big fat paycheck for the family.
As for riots per se I don't think so. Generally speaking blacks and the media only get riled up when it's a white cop doing the killing.0
Just another example of how fucking incompetent American policing is.
5 cops to take down 1 roadside stop! No wonder crime is rife!
They probably send 10 cops to investigate a shoplifting offense.11
Where’s Antifa, BLM, and all the reparations “civil fights” people now 🤷🏻♂️0
Truly disgusting animals. I saw the footage of what they did to that man, and I think you have to have the mind and heart of a demon to hit and brutalize someone who didn't do anything bad to you or family.20
these damn white nationalists ought to be ashamed of themselves10
For what has been released, they are deserving of prosecution. They used force far in excess of that needed to subdue and killed an unarmed man in a traffic stop.0
Yes it’s another black man who ran from the cops, who we see now had a good reason to.12
Did the black guy start attacking them? That's the only justification I would give the cops who shoots someone they come across.2
I guess now we have to stop calling the cops racist. They're just thugs.1
I'm sure everyone from Black Lives Matter will remain silent on this1
They are murderers and NEED to be locked up.0
If the deceased suspect had been white do you think anyone would care?10
You white people seriously don’t understand. The police systems are built by white people so even if they are black cops, they are acting out on how they are told to behave by the white man.0
White supremacy strikes again.15
This makes no sense to me.10
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Well, certainly there will be protests. Certainly this is the kind of thing that can happen when someone runs from the police. In the event, I voted "protests" as that seems the most obvious and immediate answer.
That said, whatever the particulars of this case and other cases like it, the cultural context is what is making situations like this increasingly common. The society is suffused in a self-pitying populism in which the common man feels - please note, "feels," and not "THINKS" - that he is oppressed and that the laws and institutions of society are corrupt and unworthy.
The result is a disrespect for law that conduces to the high crime and violence that plagues society. Eventually, and none too surprisingly, this feeds back into those institutions and those that are employed by them - like the police, the politicians, etc. - feel a similar contempt for the law and the institutions of society. The result then, in certain circumstances, is the case like the one in Memphis.
To be sure, there are particular factors and circumstances that were and are at play. These cannot be discounted and will, no doubt, be revealed in the courts. However, in the broadest sense, this is what happens when a society adopts the idea that freedom is separate from, and in opposition to, the institutions of society.
As Disraeli said, "A nation's freedoms are embodied in its' institutions. The march of intellect is not enough." This episode of police brutality in Memphis, as well as the riots that have plagued Atlanta at the other end, demonstrate the truth of that assertion. Society's institutions are in disrepute and are disrespected and the gap is filled by violence all around.