David Brooks said in an article this week that he has begrudgingly decided that all police should be outfitted with cameras after recent debacles have come to light. His concerns were for privacy and an illogical theory that this would make police more likely to write tickets as if they were being observed in real time. But the facts this week proved that cameras help both the public and the police from unfair or just criticism.
A similar story took place Arizona where a police officer hits an armed criminal with his car sending him flying into the air. Other than the lawyer who was just shocked over this, everyone I know said good for the cop and I agree. Mario Valencia, 36, had been going on a 12 hour crime spree, had just stolen a gun from a local store and was firing it into the air as well as pointing it at officers following him. The suspect lived with minor injuries meaning Officer Michael Rapiejko did the job we want ALL police to do which is apprehension of a real criminal without lethal force by using whatever tools necessary. Video shows he grazed the guy when if he wanted him dead, he would have crushed him head on, which would have been an entirely other matter. This is what cops should be, not like the examples I am about to give below.
This is from xrepubic.com to prove my point:
Incompetent cop keeps messing up, yet he keeps getting jobs as a cop. He is now on his 7th police department job.
He’s made headlines for using a taser on his partner – and he’s been caught on camera during an aggressive arrest. Now Highland Park police officer Ronald Dupuis is making headlines once again.
A new lawsuit has been filed against him – this time 2 women are accusing him of locking them up for 4 days without ever charging them with a crime.
Whether it’s an arrest caught on camera, shooting himself in the leg, or having to be rushed to the hospital after a police raid – Sgt. Ronald Dupuis just can’t stay out of the spotlight.
Now he’s accused of locking up Rhianna Turner and her domestic partner Kera Hill – without any evidence of a crime – for four days.
“My clients are completely terrified by any law enforcement,” says their attorney, Robert Morris.
Morris filed the lawsuit against Dupuis and the City of Highland Park. He says his clients’ constitutional rights were violated.
“Under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments, you don’t arrest people without some type of probable cause,” Morris says. “He imprisoned them for 4 days with also no probable cause.
How bad do you have to be to not get hired as a cop again? This ass should have been tossed years ago and is instead causing you the taxpayer to fund his stupidity. How long do we have to deal with this kind of boobery?
Here's a link to that story from local news in Tulsa, which is doing a far superior job to the nationals on a daily basis lately:
Here's some highlights from that story:
Some supervisors at the Tulsa County Sheriff’s Office were told to forge Robert Bates’ training records, and three who refused were reassigned to less desirable duties, the Tulsa World reported.
Bates’ training has come under scrutiny since the 73-year-old volunteer deputy killed Eric Harris on April 2. Bates claims he meant to use his Taser, but accidentally fired his handgun instead.
Dylan Goforth, one of the two Tulsa World reporters on the story, said the paper starting hearing “almost immediately” from different sources that Bates’ training records had been falsified.
The newspaper said the Sheriff’s Office provided a list of the courses Bates received credit for, but did not give details such as the names of the supervisors who signed off on the training.
Ziva Branstetter, the other Tulsa World reporter, said she has been asking for the names of the supervisors involved.
“You would think the sheriff’s office, if in fact there has been no pressure applied, no falsification of records, that they would be forthcoming with these documents,” she told CNN’s “New Day.”
“We’ve asked for them. They’ve said they don’t believe they’re public records.”
This is the same bull that MA cops are trying to use, saying that they are not subject to FOIA laws as they are private companies which flies in the face of reason as they are paid with taxpayer money not private funds.