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Monday, April 29, 2013

Tweet of the Day

Posted by on Mon, Apr 29, 2013 at 4:28 PM


And here's a nice story from last May Day about a Seattle EMT who was cleared of charges of assaulting an officer—a favorite charge against demonstrators—after video testimony showed the officers' accounts of events to be simply untrue. (For example: "The detective went on to assert that Morales kicked a second officer. Video of the incident shows Morales' feet were secured by officers immediately after she hit the ground.")


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And I'm sure the officer who claimed to have been assaulted by Morales was disciplined or fired for lying and overuse of force... right?
Posted by JenV on April 29, 2013 at 6:06 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 2
Any of those Black Blocs who destroyed American Apparel and assaulted innocent shopkeepers in jail?

Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on April 29, 2013 at 6:35 PM · Report this
Any sarcastic rehashing if a previous post to undermine said post ever work?
Posted by ultrasuedecushion on April 29, 2013 at 8:40 PM · Report this
Officers sign their names to these kinds of charges in huge numbers, especially at demonstrations, hoping to get people to plead out, but mainly just to fuck with people because they and the police department never suffer any consequences or backlash for the lies, even when they are revealed to be lies after they have given sworn testimony at trial. I have never heard one single police officer apologize for this regular occurrence by those on the force. They are all tainted as corrupt by their complicity.
Posted by cracked on April 29, 2013 at 9:00 PM · Report this
Supreme Ruler Of The Universe 5

Any chance that articles on violent thugs might out number articles about police transgressions?
Posted by Supreme Ruler Of The Universe on April 29, 2013 at 10:29 PM · Report this
@5: So in your world, breaking windows is violent thuggery and perjury about the manner in which someone was taken to the ground---falsely accusing that person of causing physical harm to another person---is police transgression?
Posted by Phil M http:// on April 30, 2013 at 12:06 AM · Report this
@5 er dude crime, all crime, well other then white collar crime, but you know street crime and burglaries, are pretty much at their historic lows nationwide. So wtf are you going on about?
Posted by Machiavelli was framed on April 30, 2013 at 1:00 AM · Report this
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Can't we give cops demerit cards, and then give their cards a new punchhole each time they lie in court? Once the card fills up, they get fired.

I'm so glad there are more dash-cams and officer lapel-cams in the world. More please!
Posted by treacle on April 30, 2013 at 10:43 AM · Report this
#4 Couldn't agree more. Not only in this situation but in many others the SPD will go dumb and stupid and lie to cover for one another.
Just a note beyond this: if a citizen asks our now said Mayor and the two City council-members running for Mayor or the City Attorney for help and or intervention about SPD officers inappropriate and unprofessional actions and behaviors don't expect any help from them as they will respond I/we don't have the time or don't get involved in such matters.
So this might be a 'little insight' as to why it has gotten to where things are regarding the SPD.
Last night I listen to one such member on the City council running for Mayor and they stated people are tired of the same old same. That's true, but my question is Where are the people running that will give us the new?
Posted by Gray Panther on April 30, 2013 at 11:25 AM · Report this
If we do end up with cameras in every public space, at least it might help exonerate people falsely accused during demonstrations.
Posted by wxPDX on April 30, 2013 at 2:09 PM · Report this
A lying SPD dective! Who would have ever thought?

Seriously though, I think this is an appropriate place for this letter:…

Posted by sgt_doom on April 30, 2013 at 2:19 PM · Report this
@10, the SPD have established one piss-poor record of allowing the public to view those surveillance vids or tapes.
Posted by sgt_doom on April 30, 2013 at 2:20 PM · Report this
@8, lying under oath is a crime. Has been since I was born, still is today.

No amount of bullshit will change the fact that members of the SPD have been caught up in committing numerous crimes --- and still the taxpayers are forced to foot the bill for the SPD police union CEO due to the absolute prevailing corruption in this city?
Posted by sgt_doom on April 30, 2013 at 2:24 PM · Report this
Dano "let's invade Iraq" Savage loves to make fun of Mike the Mover, yet Mike was the first individual in this town to do real due diligence on the tremendous sums spent in the City budget caused by settling out of court, or loss of lawsuits, due to criminal activities of the SPD (and also relating to the SPU's activities).

Love to see Dano "let's invade Iraq" Savage do a similar level of work?
Posted by sgt_doom on April 30, 2013 at 2:27 PM · Report this

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