Another day one the job?Originally posted by: Nocturnal
This is good news. However, more and more police brutatlity goes on every single day. A friend of mine was beaten up because he was arguing with his girlfriend over the phone. They told him they wanted to teach him a lesson. They handcuffed his hands behind his back and beat him senseless. One of the officers hit him so hard with his baton that they made a hole in his blatter. He was coughing and pissing blood. He also could have died if all the blood went throughout his body. He now has a huge scar from the surgery he went through to fix that hole.
And guess what? Nothing will happen to those cops who beat my friend down for no reason.
After they beat him down they called an ambulance and told the ambulance to take him to the hospital. How's that one?
The Austin American Statesman recently published an investigative series about how APD used force against African Americans and Hispanics at significantly higher rates than they did against whites during the past six years. Interesting read. Among the findings:Originally posted by: chess9
Forty years ago this result wouldn't have happened. The cops would have told everyone what they did and no one would have cared. Times have changed a lot. Even in Texas! (Now that's even harder to believe.)
The problem with cops doing this is they get to decide who to beat up or 'OFF'. We might not mind them strangling the guy who killed Carly Bruscia (though that strikes me as too good for that scumbag), but we don't want them doing it because the next time they might strangle an innocent man.
My dad was a cop, and it isn't an easy job, dudes. Just don't diss the man and you'll be fine. Oh, don't break the law either and you'll be fine for sure.