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    Justice Department Releases Report on Baltimore Police

    And here's a shocker. It's racially charged bullshit!


    The U.S. Department of Justice concludes in a study that the Baltimore Police Department routinely violated citizens' constitutional rights and describes the relationship between the community and the police as "broken."

    Investigators started the probe after the April 2015 death of Freddie Gray, an unarmed black man fatally injured while in police custody.

    "After engaging in a thorough investigation, initiated at the request of the City of Baltimore and BPD (Baltimore City Police Department), the Department of Justice concludes that there is reasonable cause to believe that BPD engages in a pattern or practice of conduct that violates the Constitution or federal law," reads the 162-page report released to the public Tuesday night.


    The report said the police department makes unconstitutional searches and arrests, uses excessive force, uses "enforcement strategies that produce severe and unjustified disparities in the rates of stops, searches and arrests of African Americans," and retaliates against people practicing freedom of expression, which is protected by the Constitution.

    The Department of Justice opened an investigation on May 8, 2015, after the death of Gray, 25, who died in a hospital a week after his arrest. His spine was 80% severed after he was held in the back of a police van during a bumpy ride.

    The media relations team of the police department could not be reached Tuesday night. Earlier in the day, before the public release of the study but after news organizations reported that the release was pending, Det. Niki Fennoy said the department had not been made aware of the findings and had no comment.

    The report concludes that the relationship between the police department and Baltimore's residents is "broken" and said that investigators discovered over the course of many interviews that people in impoverished, minority communities often felt "belittled, disbelieved and disrespected" by police officers.

    Investigators discovered an "us versus them" mentality in the department, and when they approached one supervisor about community-oriented policing, were told, "I don't pander to the public."


    http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/jus...d=ansmsnnews11
    “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." - Benjamin Franklin

    #2
    Looting and arson certainly confirmed which side is FOS.
    Exercise the Bill of Rights. It's good for your Constitution.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Barnslayer View Post
      Looting and arson certainly confirmed which side is FOS.
      I wonder if the anti-police rhetoric and sentiments held by a large portion of these communities contributed to the "us v. them" mentality. People in these communities are uncooperative and violent towards law enforcement. But yeah...the cops are the bad guys.
      “Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are." - Benjamin Franklin

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        #4
        cops are bad guys if you or your family are criminals.
        let's make america great again

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          #5
          Maybe a social experiment, police just observe and report like a mall cop. No more arrests no more tickets. Have the citizens police themselves and lets see what happens. It will be a good show but I would not want to be in it.

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            #6
            The further demise of what was once a great American city. What do all these failing cities have in common with each other? Keep ignoring the elephant in room liberals.
            "Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction" R.R.

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              #7
              It's ALWAYS some else who is at fault.

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                #8
                (yawn)
                Is this the very same Justice Department that.......nevermind.

                Proactive policing is dying, with many thanks to "The Ferguson Effect". Thanks to the DOJ and politics, many officers are afraid to do their job.

                Police body worn cameras are also not helping.* Bosses are in their offices and are actually watching officers THE NEXT DAY and critiquing what officers said and did at assignments. Telling drug dealers to get the f--k off a corner is unconstitutional so cops just drive past now and wave. If this continues for much longer, with a little imagination, I forsee a day when police no longer patrol to deter or disrupt crime, but rather like firemen, will stay in precincts until called after-the-fact.

                *of course there are positives to body worn cameras also.
                “The Wise are silent, the Foolish speak, and children are thus led astray.”
                Algernon Blackwood

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                  #9
                  Best way to resolve this is to privatize the police.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Dan 0351 View Post
                    (yawn)
                    Telling drug dealers to get the f--k off a corner is unconstitutional so cops just drive past now and wave.
                    So much to unpack in that statement.
                    NRA LIFE | SAF | GOA | UTAH / NH / FL / PA / NY CCW | APPLESEED RIFLEMAN | RSO | FREEPORT R&R | NSCA | NYSRPA

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Ancap View Post
                      Best way to resolve this is to privatize the police.
                      Fuck that idea.
                      NRA LIFE | SAF | GOA | UTAH / NH / FL / PA / NY CCW | APPLESEED RIFLEMAN | RSO | FREEPORT R&R | NSCA | NYSRPA

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by sheeple View Post
                        Investigators discovered an "us versus them" mentality in the department, and when they approached one supervisor about community-oriented policing, were told, "I don't pander to the public."
                        Good.
                        NRA LIFE | SAF | GOA | UTAH / NH / FL / PA / NY CCW | APPLESEED RIFLEMAN | RSO | FREEPORT R&R | NSCA | NYSRPA

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                          #13
                          Its really just a legalized gang. Some guy in a business suit decides he things you should have to pay money if you do X, Y, and Z, even if there is no victim associated with said "crime". Then these guys come in and extort that money from the people. Just like mob "protection". Set up a community watch. That's what the 2nd is for anyways. Arm and train a bunch of stand up people in the community, then if someone is looting, assaulting, raping, or killing anyone, the community watch decides together to go take them out.

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                            #14
                            AS much as it bothered me, I listened to the press conference. Everything was blamed on the PD. Nothing was said about meeting with the community leaders to tell them what their responsibility is and how cooperation on both sides is needed. See a crowd, why take it on your own to displace it. Let the neighborhood complain to 911. Then you are legit. You know what, the bad guys didn't burn down enough of the bad area!

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by SteveT View Post

                              Fuck that idea.

                              Yeah because use giving the government a monopoly on security services has worked out well

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