Police officers are the only people that we give a free pass when they exercise a lapse in judgment. Yes, it’s a dangerous job, but you know it’s a dangerous job when you take it. We don’t give the mechanic a free pass for a lapse in judgment. We don’t give the surgeon a free pass when there’s a lapse in judgment.
Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Ferguson, MO and Police Militarizatiion.
I am a retired police officer and I think it’s the police attitude has changed, with the God complex and Us v. Them (The Public) attitude. They treat the public as the enemy. I have been stopped and had negative interactions with police since my retirement. I am not an Anti-Police Extremist. I want to be treated like a person [and] a human. [For] police officers that read [this], think about it this way: the next time you are in someone’s face screaming at them and treating them like turds, imagine how you would feel if a cop like you were doing that to you wife or child or mother or father.
Chicago, IL — After holding NATO protesters for up to 48 hours, and releasing 6 out of 9 arrestees without any charges, the City of Chicago filed state charges last night against 3 Occupy activists from Florida, including possession of explosives or incendiary devices, material support for terrorism, and conspiracy. On Wednesday night at approximately 11:30pm, police raided a house in the Bridgeport neighborhood, detained several people in multiple apartments, and arrested 9 activists. Police broke down doors with guns drawn and searched residences without a warrant or consent.
It’s unbelievable that this should happen in the USA, in the President’s own hometown. The whole world’s watching’.
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Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? We the people are, apparently.
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The First Circuit Court of Appeals—the highest federal court for New England just below the U.S. Supreme Court—last Friday handed down a ground-breaking decision defending our right to videotape the police and other public officials as they engage in their official duties—including when, as in this case, the cops appear to be beating a man on the Boston Common.
Audioboo / Peter Beaumont on pitch battles between police and protester on the Kassr Nile bridge #Egypt
A student protester stands on a barrier in Parliament Square on December 9, 2010 in London, England. Parliament was voting on whether to implement the coalition Government’s proposals to increase university tuition fees in England from 3,290 GBP to 9,000 GBP. (Oli Scarff/Getty Images)