FBI Investigating Death Of Man In Police Custody

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by alsaqr, May 26, 2020.

  1. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    A Minneapolis cop kneeled on the neck of a handcuffed man for about four minutes. The man died. Four cops have been fired.

    IMO: This was an act of industrial strength ignorance.

    "MINNEAPOLIS — Federal authorities are investigating a white Minneapolis police officer for possible civil rights violations, after a video surfaced Monday that showed him kneeling on a handcuffed African American man’s neck and ignoring the man’s protests that he couldn’t breathe. The man later died."

    https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/4...south-minneapolis/ar-BB14CsXa?ocid=spartandhp

    The four officers involved in the incident have been fired, Minneapolis mayor Jacob Frey said Tuesday afternoon.
     
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  2. towboater

    towboater Well-Known Member

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    That's terrible. Most cops are good. But that one needs some prison time.
     
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  3. TimKS

    TimKS Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    ...or just tell him there will be no charges if you let us knee on your neck for 4 or 5 minutes. :mad:

    I know that's a bit harsh...everyone makes mistakes, but people are supposed to think before acting.
     
  4. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    This appears like there is no excuse for the officers' actions. Once he was down he should have been cuffed and stuffed. That said, if he wouldn't have resisted arrest and instead acted like an adult, he likely would be sitting in jail figuring out how to post bail.
     
  5. Nmwabbit

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    sorry, by firing the FOUR officers [brotherhood is tight there i guess since no officer there on scene had the cojones to stand up to there fellow officer] involved, and firing them under the normal LE Agency mantra "to save the department from further embarrassment" instead of unequivocally stating -- 'Officers turn in your badge & service pistol and follow me to lock up, NOW!

    this failure is disgusting as well as an injustice to the victim and their family!

    but the chief states, quote from OP's cite:

    In a statement, a spokesperson for the FBI Minneapolis division said the agency's investigation will focus on whether the police officers involved "willfully deprived the individual of a right or privilege protected by the Constitution or laws of the United States". unquote

    anybody want to take bets the LE Union president is already screaming bloody h3ll to reinstate these FOUR maligned outstanding LE officer over a very righteous encounter which "when all the information surfaces" will be acquitted of any wrongdoing!

    j.q.citizen, with that video as objective evidence, would be immediately told -- 'go to jail do not pass go, do not collect 400$' -- but not those of the privileged blue botherhood...huh!
     
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  6. Mercator

    Mercator Well-Known Member

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    The video lookes bad for the cop. I refrain from judgement though until the whole story is told. Did the man spit in his face, etc. Remember what NBC editing can be like.
     
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  7. Nmwabbit

    Nmwabbit Well-Known Member

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    death for spitting sounds appropriate!
     
  8. Mercator

    Mercator Well-Known Member

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    No, but an emotional reaction to being infected with a massive load of coronavirus is one possibility. There is no point speculating, the point is wait for the whole story to emerge. Then convict the cop if guilty.
     
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  9. alsaqr

    alsaqr Well-Known Member Supporter

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    i just watched the video for about the 8th time. The cop knelt on the mans neck for about 7 minutes. One cop stood on camera with thumb up butt while the man begged.

    Two other cops were off camera with their thumbs up their butts. God forbid that the doofuss cops should tell their bud to cease and desist or drag his butt off the guy. The cops claim to have body cam footage but won't show it.

    Yep, the cops claimed the man had a "medical" episode of some sort. The entire gaggle should be charged with manslaughter.

    When will cops learn that everyone has a cell phone with camera?

    More:

    Watch this trash then me me to wait until the truth comes out:

    https://heavy.com/news/2020/05/minneapolis-police-death/
     
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  10. jigs-n-fixture

    jigs-n-fixture Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Well, if you have enough breath to talk, you aren’t being asphyxiated.
     
  11. Ghost1958

    Ghost1958 Well-Known Member

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    Myth. Takes little air to squeak out a plea.
    Not enough to prevent brain damage, swelling etc.

    Doesnt matter if the guy spit in the cops face or peed on his shoes. Once that subject is handcuffed, the knee on the neck was assault , with a fairly predictable outcome, which the officers likely knew .
     
  12. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    The cause of death will be a big factor. Asphyxiation, overdose, heart attack, etc.
     
  13. Nmwabbit

    Nmwabbit Well-Known Member

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    uh head jammed in curb my knee across the neck sounds like a viable causal factor
     
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  14. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It sounds like the cause, and most likely is, but we don't know yet.
     
  15. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    And here comes the protests/ riots. Police cruisers with windows smashed, tear gas and flash bangs sent as a response, protesters blocking streets and surrounding vehicles, reports of two people shot.
     
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  16. G66enigma

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    Unsurprising.

    This sort of situation has happened, now and then, for a very long time. Many are exasperated and livid, that little seems to get done to correct it.

    Wouldn't surprise me in the next 18mos, or so, if we see a post-Rodney King type burning down of urban areas, vast riots and people marching to show they simply won't tolerate anything like such incidents again.

    Departments are going to be under the gun, to fix what's endemic, fix the training, fix the oversight, and overhaul the approach to arrests.

    Sad, the blowback that's going to impact all the good LEOs out there, and communities everywhere. But it's time to fix it.
     
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  17. towboater

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    Antifa and BLM will be protesting this. But those same people will want you arrested for opening your business before the governor says you can. Or for not wearing a mask.
     
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  18. Nmwabbit

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    national newspeek have nationally shown new video showing LEs initial contact with a docile handcuffed floyd escorted from his suv to the sidewalk!

    additionally, when watching the floyd's last minutes please notice his urine stream under the vehicle as he was being murdered.

    finally, the governor announced the officer should behind bars with the appropriate comment..." if you or i did this we would have been arrested and incarcerated..."

    investigators seriously looking at other officers on scene who allowed an officer to commit this atrocity to occur...murder!

    ya...cops don't abuse citizen...yo...here's yet another viable substantiated example as well as there is absolutely no blue brotherhood privilege...whatsoever -- right!
     
  19. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member Supporter

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    it's a thick blue line, cross it and you're dead in the department.
     
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  20. Ghost1958

    Ghost1958 Well-Known Member

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    Or quite possibly found dead in your car, cruiser, your home, a ditch ,etc.


    On a positive note charges have been dropped against Walker, the Louisville ky citizen that fired on plain clothes cops who busted into his girlfriend's apartment unannounced and killed her.

    He should never have been charged according to Ky statutes.