I wasn't talking about that case in particular, just your nearly comical way of pointing out every kind of story like this you can get your hands on and pass it off as the norm. It's NOT the norm. As someone pointed out, you can pick whatever group you want and you will find misdeeds and other problems. Why don't you pick accountants next? Perhaps because that kind of news doesn't make the tongues wag like these "hot topic" kinds of stories do. If you were able to ride along with a police officer, you'd see what the actual norm is, and it's not pretty.lovinlife101 wrote:DAC, why would you call the minority, unarmed, innocent SVSU student from Detroit and everyone else that I have described having a bad experience with cops a criminal? The police and prosecutor tried to make the SVSU student a criminal, but he stood up for his rights and won.
If you want to take the police's side on this, be my guest. But it's wrong.
As for the instance you mentioned in your quote: Since you brought it up, when the cop attempted to pull him over, he didn't know if it was an unarmed minority or not. The trouble didn't start until the guy did NOT pull over, which is the law that he broke. Is it a bad law? Possibly. Is driving to a well lit place a safer option? Probably. But until the law is changed, not stopping when an officer pulls you over is breaking the law. Police are supposed to uphold the law, weather it's common sense or not. That's their job. Changing the laws so that they are safer and make more sense is the job of lawmakers. The prosecutor (again, not police) obviously misfired on this one, but last I checked this has resolved.
Have you considered putting your passion about this topic into lobbying for a change in the law, rather than bellyaching about the news coverage being pro-police (and pointing out errors on tv news websites)? The energy is going to waste.