This is awesome !!!!!!!!!!!
Already have Lathen generating bad press - is it necessary to bring in Al Sharpton?
Tread carefully here Indy. Irresponsible agenda-driven reporting could end up costing someone's life.
First you publish an incendiary interview from a race hustling flag burner. The event didn't garner so much as a yawn. Now you up the ante with an all out assault on the police.
We know what happened when the media fanned the flames in Sanford, Ferguson and Baltimore. In cities as far away as New Orleans and NYC, police were murdered in cold blood.
As hard as you try to project the opposite, the center-right majority of El Paso County have a long history of tolerance and civility. We're not perfect, but we generally accept and get along with everyone. We are NOT Sanford, Ferguson, Baltimore, New Orleans or NYC.
Recent Indy articles on CSPD have gone way past the predictable self-loathing bird cage liner written by irrelevant old hippies. You're pushing the line between responsible journalism and incitement to riot. Calling this coverage one-sided is an understatement. It borders on cowardly.
If property damage or, god forbid, injury or loss of life happens along the lines of the aforementioned cities, it will be in part on the hands of the Indy.
happywoman43, 80923 and Ely Slade all make great points. I encourage everyone reading these stories to exercise the same degree of skepticism.
Another badged thug. Hire detectives, hire heroes, stop hiring thugs!
600,000 dead and sovereign states in ruin is more than enough evidence to show Lincoln's Union was more tyrannical than King George's government.
The South chose to leave Lincoln alone by seceding. His promise to preserve slavery in perpetuity via the Corwin Amendment ... rejected. Any potential future claim on the status of future Western states ... abandoned. The marriage could not be saved and the South wanted out, Lincoln's political trinkets not withstanding. Let the North have it all and let the South have her freedom. But like the abusive husband, Lincoln stalked, battered and beat the South into submission and forced her back into his home.
If a 210 lb cop cannot handle a 110 handcuffed woman without brutally assaulting her then he is in the wrong job. Fire him!
80923 wrote: "If I was on the jury and saw that video, she would get zero $."
That's not how a JURY works, you blithering cock-thistle.
Not only excessive force but he lied 3 times on his report. If you slow the video down like they will in court you can see she kicks at him and her foot glances off the clipboard in his hand. Not his crotch. All this will come out in court and cost tax payer a few million dollars. He is clearly a Sadist and Im sure his boyfriend or girlfriend can testify to that.
Great one sided reporting.
Unfortunately, the CSPD's precursor to a Union--the Police Protective Association--has donated handsomely to Mayor Suthers, and Councilmembers Bennett, Gaebler, King, Strand and Bagley. One should not expect any accountability to be demanded by elected officials who have a vested political/financial interest to the contrary.
Curious - how many of the 12 females on the lawsuit not allowed to do their jobs involved in these events. I'll answer that for u - zero! Bet all those male officers passed the cspd physical abilities test - but how about communication, de escalation, learning how not to react personally......hmmmmmm.
He is an ex District Attorney. Everyone knows DAs think cops can do no wrong. Its part of the reason police departments never have to address the issue.
"Rain, fires, floods, earthquakes, civil disobedience; this is just the beginning!"
do you religious freaks really believe this crap?? all the horrible things that your fairy in the sky has let pass, this is what will draw the invisible man in the clouds wrath??
keep hating on others... it's what your book of mythology says.....right?
I understand code of honor after serving in the military. CSPD does not have a code of honor when it comes down to reportable incidents. They act like steroid infused trigger happy quota gathering fools. This mentality comes from top down. There are good cops but bad processes. Transparecy on the police side would be helpful to dispel the current police state we live in. The reported or news worthy incidents for a state of 4.5 million is incredibly high compared to smaller states with 9 million population. These cops are acting like their outside a FOB forward operating base in the middle East. Our own DA office is afraid of filing charges from fear of retaliation. With a military town filled with vets coming out of a 10 year war, this mickey mouse crew need outside audits and updated training. However they are empowered to do what they want with no accountability to tax payers. At the end of the day I have to hope not all police sleep easy at night knowing they are in someone's back pocket---when they endorse fraudulent statements of their peers. I know I would not sleep at all.
the problem is police departments are not disciplining the bad apples. the more that bad apples get away with this kind of unneeded abuse (in this case it was a big over reaction), the more of this kind of abuse we will see. fire a few of these abusive morons and we will soon see these types of situations decrease. a few months off without pay, drop a rank or two... something needs to be done to penalize these quick tempered abusive cops. this is a national problem, the police oversight of themselves are doing nothing in terms of appropriate oversight.
The blue wall of silence is supported by all politicians.
Bunch of tools. Have you even seen the video?? Cop was kicked in the CLIPBOARD, nothing more. His use of force was more than Excessive to almost lift her up off ground before slamming her to floor. Totally unnecessary & he should NOT be a cop. They're supposed to be trained to handle difficult situations, including a little restrained, defenseless girl saying bad words, that's what drunk people do.... He needs to grow some Balls, not lie about getting kicked him them. Oh please.
When a cop says sit, you should probably sit! Entirely preventable on her part.
Pam does a pretty good job of making brown look like the victim. Just to clarify, brown was the guy chasing a teenager with a baseball bat, firing a gun in city limits, and threatening to kill all of them? When does she feel police force is justified?
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