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    No one can deny police incompetencies and abuses (and Thunder Bay seems to have more than its fair share), and we need to work to mitigate these things with better vetting, training, and oversight. However, TW, do you really believe the world would be a better place if there were no police? Do you deny that they serve an essential function in society, and that if they all were fired tomorrow, Thunder Bay and the rest of the world would be worse off for it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sour Masher View Post
    No one can deny police incompetencies and abuses (and Thunder Bay seems to have more than its fair share), and we need to work to mitigate these things with better vetting, training, and oversight. However, TW, do you really believe the world would be a better place if there were no police? Do you deny that they serve an essential function in society, and that if they all were fired tomorrow, Thunder Bay and the rest of the world would be worse off for it?
    No, I'm not saying police don't serve valid functions. Just saying that when the system grants the highest levels of protection to the worst of their ranks, the entire system suffers. I think we're all pretty much in agreement that there needs to be better accountability from police on a wide scale.

    I just get sick of seeing examples of widespread police corruption. How many officers conspired to keep Rodney Reed in prison? How many are currently fighting to see through his death sentence? All of these cases of officers planting evidence, or driving people out to the woods, or turning off body cams. They happen unanimously, several officers shutting off body cams, several officers involved in evidence planting, several levels of forgery and evil to keep an innocent on death row in service of keeping an officer free. None of these cases involve one solo bad apple officer. That's why I bring it up. These are systemic issues.

    Personally, I would only call police after a crime, never seeking to prevent or de-escalate. But I guess every case is different.

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    Yeah, Rage Against the Machine said it years ago. Sadly, "some of those that work forces are the same that burn crosses." At least these days, there is more light shining on everyone. I have seen people fired for actions caught on video or even social media posts. 8t may seem worse, because we see more, but I think it is slowly getting better.

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    My mother-in-law was right there behind them on the highway when the shooting started. It was nuts. She is shaken up about it. She couldn't believe what was happening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sour Masher View Post
    My mother-in-law was right there behind them on the highway when the shooting started. It was nuts. She is shaken up about it. She couldn't believe what was happening.
    It's a pretty horrifying endangerment of the public. Video shows cops shooting from behind the cover of a slow rolling SUV, could have easily been your mother-in-law. Basically, they're using civilians as human shields. Incredible, but not surprising level of incompetance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teenwolf View Post
    It's a pretty horrifying endangerment of the public. Video shows cops shooting from behind the cover of a slow rolling SUV, could have easily been your mother-in-law. Basically, they're using civilians as human shields. Incredible, but not surprising level of incompetance.
    Yeah, I can't believe they were doing that. Really scary, and a really sad ending for that UPS driver. It could have resulted in more civilian casualties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Status Coup
    While the South Bend Police Department arrested a black resident on Wednesday, officers gleefully quoted a scene from Quentin Tarantino’s “Django Unchained” in which hooded KKK members bicker amongst themselves while riding to kill Jamie Fox’s character, Django.

    The individual being arrested, 21-year-old African American Marko Mosgrove, broadcasted his arrest to Facebook. Multiple officers with guns and shields over their faces rammed into the man’s home before they discovered his phone was livestreaming.

    “Hey, that phone is recording,” an officer says, six minutes and 17 seconds into the livestream. The officers then turn the phone around, resulting in the screen going black.

    But the audio continued broadcasting throughout the arrest as officers reenacted the film’s scene.

    18 minutes and 23 seconds into the livestream, an unknown officer giggles while asking: “You know what’s a good idea for your kid? Is a skull mask in case you have to shoot a guy.”

    “Dude, this is how you rob banks, alright?” another officer responds. A few seconds later, an unknown officer imitates a KKK member from the film struggling to see through his Klan hood.

    “I can’t see fu**king sh*t out of this thing!,” the officer says while laughing, mimicking the scene from Tarantino’s Western bloodbath where KKK members argue with one another over their Klan hoods not fitting their faces.

    An officer responds by asking if the quote was from the film “The Boondock Saints.”

    “No, Django Unchained,” the other officer responds. An officer then continues to quote from the KKK scene, mimicking a Klan member who defended his wife who worked for hours making the hoods for the KKK members.

    “My wife was up all…” the officer says before audio temporarily cuts out. Another officer responds by continuing the reenactment, quoting the KKK member from the scene who tried to diffuse the situation.

    “I think we all agree that these were a nice idea,” the officer imitates.

    Status Coup cannot identify the officers who were involved with the arrest or reenactment of the KKK scene from the film.

    The campaign for presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, who is still the Mayor of South Bend until January 2020, has not responded to Status Coup’s request for comment as of the time of publishing. A spokesperson for the South Bend Police Department has also not responded to multiple requests for comment.

    Dialeshanailon Nailon, the mother of the arrested young black male, told Status Coup the racism she saw on her son’s livestream wasn’t a surprise.

    “They definitely have a history of it,” she said about the South Bend Police Department.

    The comments weren’t “fair or funny,” she continued. “We’re supposed to be able to trust them and they’re here to serve and protect and that’s not what’s going on.” [...]

    On the day of her son’s arrest, changes to the South Bend Police Department’s officer body camera policy were approved. But in response to a reporter’s question on what those changes were, a spokesperson for Mayor Buttigieg instructed the reporter to file a public records request for a copy of the new policy.

    The lack of transparency from Buttigieg on the changes to the body camera policy comes on the heels of Politico reporting that Buttigieg’s presidential campaign omitted major wealthy bundlers raising money for the campaign from the list it released to the media.

    Officers’ body cameras have been a hotbed issue in South Bend after the fatal police shooting of 54-year-old African American Eric Logan. During the incident, South Bend police sergeant Ryan O’Neill had his body camera turned off.
    South Bend Officers Caught On Tape

    Buttigieg's issues with his police department have been consistently brushed aside by most of the members here. I think its important. This is what you get when you fire the black officers and defend the racists in your department. It's what's happened in my community as well.

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