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Dirty Cop

December 3rd, 2013 - 8:29 am

Dear lord:

A bloody beating by police that left a California homeless man dead began when one of the officers on trial in his death grew frustrated with his evasiveness, snapped on a pair of latex gloves and told him, “Now you see my fists? They’re getting ready to (expletive) you up,’” a prosecutor said Monday.

The warning came after the officer, Manuel Ramos, had bantered with Kelly Thomas, a 37-year-old mentally ill man, for more than 10 minutes while investigating a call that Thomas had been tampering with cars at a Fullerton transit center, Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas told jurors in his opening statement at the trial.

“There was a change at this point, a significant change for the worse,” Rackauckas said. “This was the turning point where Ramos went from casual to malicious.”

Yes, by all means let’s give the police more Army surplus tanks and stuff.

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I expect that in the next decade or so we will be seeing a lot of Iraq & Afghanistan vets move into positions in local and federal law enforcement across the US. This will not always be a good thing.
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1) They're MRAP's. They bear approximately the same relationship to a tank that your Jeep does.

2) I've got no problem with police buying military surplus equipment, just as long as the rest of us law-abiding citzens - or at least the militia - have the same opportunity.
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Today's cops seem to possess the judgment of Barney Fife and the brutal ferocity of "The Shield's" Vic Mackey augmented with military-grade weapons and equipment - not a good combination.
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