Video shows Louisiana police stunning, punching, dragging Black man during fatal arrest

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Muse

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What could be more unAmerican than muzzling Americans who criticize her? Isn't it a violation of the First Amendment, you know, the one that preceded the Second Amendment? :rolleyes:
I bet it gets pretty lonely in "the lone star state" sometimes. You know, Janis Joplin did a show in Texas after she'd become a big star (she was from Texas but had moved to San Francisco) and she shouted at the big crowd, "where were you when I needed you???"
 
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trustingsoup

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This is what happens when you run from the police in Louisiana.


 

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MrSquished

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This is what happens when you run from the police in Louisiana.


And people wonder why we need serious police reform. They think of themselves as above the law. It's disgusting.
 
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Muse

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And people wonder why we need serious police reform. They think of themselves as above the law. It's disgusting.

Honestly, that photo by itself makes me think I want to stay out of LA. I got to NOLA one day after Mardi Gras a few years ago. Stayed ~4 days. But what I've seen and heard recently makes me leery (pandemic situations there, hurricanes, some other police type stuff). But that photo, worse.
 

Sunburn74

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And people wonder why we need serious police reform. They think of themselves as above the law. It's disgusting.
They think they are judge, jury and executioner. I hope garland railroads these guys and makes an example of them. But he probably wont.
 

hal2kilo

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Honestly, that photo by itself makes me think I want to stay out of LA. I got to NOLA one day after Mardi Gras a few years ago. Stayed ~4 days. But what I've seen and heard recently makes me leery (pandemic situations there, hurricanes, some other police type stuff). But that photo, worse.
Haven't heard the term LA since tech school. One of my classmates was from Georgiana. Went home with him one weekend. Town was a couple of rows of buildings on each side of the railroad tracks.
Oh, LA=Lower Alabama.
 
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Leymenaide

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This is the way they treated peasants before the Russian Revolution.

Oh.

This is the way they treated peasant safter the Russian Revolution.

Peasants= Despicables
 

Lost_in_the_HTTP

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More charges, boss held in contempt.


Louisiana state troopers charged in beating of Black man

Associated Press|2 hours ago
State prosecutors have charged three Louisiana State Police troopers accused of beating a Black motorist, hoisting him to his feet by his hair braids and bragging in text messages that the "whoopin'" would give him "nightmares for a long time.

Former La. police boss faces contempt in Ronald Greene probe

WSB-TV|23 hours ago
Lawmakers investigating the deadly arrest of Black motorist Ronald Greene have voted to hold the former head of the Louisiana State Police in contempt for defying a subpoena and refusing to turn over
 

Dave_5k

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I will just note that three years after brutally beating a man to death, the Louisiana state troopers have had zero charges filed against them for the cold blooded torture and murder captured on camera. While the systemic cover-up of the assault did force one higher level resignation. And in the second similar case where the victim wasn't quite killed, the cops are finally being charged with... a misdemeanor. At least they were finally fired/resigned.

Bottom line from the justice department, torture and murder is perfectly legal if you're a cop and the victim is a poor minority, even when the incident is caught on video. If you do so repeatedly on camera, and brag about it afterwords, at worst you might (eventually, after a decade) lose your job. These thugs got away with it repeatedly, for at least a decade, with support and coverup from their bosses.

In the Greene case, the only people directly losing jobs for the actual murder were "former Louisiana State Police Trooper Carl Cavalier, who was fired after speaking out about Greene’s death, and Albert Paxton, the now-retired detective who has said supervisors pressured him not to bring state charges in the case."
 

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