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  1. omQ R

    omQ R said, 4 days ago

    I brought up this sketch not too long ago; might work here, too.
    ‘Not the Nine o’clock News, Constable Savage

  2. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 4 days ago

    Ummmm….Why was he arrested and put into cuffs AND then needed restraints?
    Jeez, so sick of these clowns whining about abuse when THEY are the criminal thugs attacking innocent people.
    Cry me a river.

  3. agrestic

    agrestic said, 4 days ago

    @ConserveGov

    Ummmm….Why was he arrested and put into cuffs AND then needed restraints?


    Let’s see…Ah, here we go: “According to a timeline provided at a Monday press conference by Deputy Baltimore Police Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez, Gray fled at the sight of police presence in an area of town known for drug dealing. Police pursued Gray on bicycles, eventually catching up and restraining him on the ground. During the stop, they noticed a knife in his front pants pocket and arrested him without any use of force.”


    Except, of course, that we now know that enough force was used that Freddie Gray eventually died of his injuries.


    Also, keep this in mind: “It’s also unclear why Gray was arrested in the first place. ‘We know that having a knife is not necessarily a crime,’ Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake acknowledged, the New York Times’s Sheryl Stolberg reported.”


    Jeez, so sick of these clowns whining about abuse when THEY are the criminal thugs attacking innocent people.


    So, yeah, you’re on record condoning a brutal, deadly police beating—one that the cops tried to cover up—of a man who may not have committed any crime at all. Keep in mind, simply running from cops is not a crime unless they specifically tell you not to. In fact, it’s not a terribly unreasonable thing for plenty of innocent young men to do that when they see cops coming down the road in many neighborhoods, precisely because of the harassment and brutality they’re subject to. And it’s certainly not a capital crime. But maybe you’re talking about the criminal thugs in the Baltimore PD attacking someone whose only crime was to nonviolently run away.

  4. Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist

    Fiendly Neighbourhood Terrorist said, 4 days ago

    @ agrestic


    " But maybe you’re talking about the criminal thugs
    in the Baltimore PD attacking someone whose
    only crime was to nonviolently run away."


    Oh I’m sure that’s what he meant.

  5. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    @ConserveGov

    Jeez, so sick of these clowns whining about abuse when THEY are the criminal thugs attacking innocent people. Cry me a river.

    You mean like the man who was shot for reaching for the driver’s license the cop just asked to see?

    How about the cop who shot a 70 year old man for mistaking his cane for a shot gun?

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/09/25/sc-trooper-faces-felony-assault-charge-after-shooting-unarmed-man-during/

    http://www.wbtw.com/story/24833263/70-year-old-man-reaching-for-cane-is-shot-during-sc-traffic-stop

  6. Darsan54

    Darsan54 said, 4 days ago

    @ConserveGov

    Or maybe the 12yr old in Cleveland who was literally shot 2 seconds after the police car stopped!!!

  7. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    Even cops don’t have the right to kill a prisoner on the way to the lock up. Maybe the guy was a bad guy but he is still a citizen with rights and should be treated properly. The cops don’t get to kill who ever they don’t like.

  8. grapefroot

    grapefroot said, 4 days ago

    Now the cops in this case say that the guy “wasn’t wearing his seatbelt” and that’s how his spine got severed. I believe every word of that . . . NOT!

  9. hippogriff

    hippogriff said, 4 days ago

    grapefroot: How does one fasten a seatbelt when one’s hands are immobilized behind their back?

  10. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, 4 days ago

    If you look at the video of the guy being dragged to the police van,
    his feet aren’t working and he is in pain.
    This is evidence that he suffered a back injury before he got into the van.

  11. ConserveGov

    ConserveGov said, 4 days ago

    @agrestic

    I have a feeling he wasn’t walking to church when he decided to run from cops.
    Here’s what the Baltimore Sun says about the suspect…….
    “He had several cases scheduled for trial in the coming months. One case, involving charges for second-degree assault and malicious destruction of property, was scheduled for a June trial.

    He also faced drug charges that were scheduled for trial in April and May. He has been found guilty of drug charges in the past; his sentences were unclear from court records".

  12. lonecat

    lonecat said, 4 days ago

    @ConserveGov

    Well, then, clearly whatever the police did to him was justified. In fact, it would be cheaper and more efficient if the police would just shoot everyone with a criminal record right now. Anyone with a record deserves it, right?

  13. Zme

    Zme said, 4 days ago

    @ConserveGov

    You seem to have forgotten basic USian jurisprudence i.e. a person is innocent until found guilty at a trial (by a jury of his peers or the bench). Also, note that none of the offenses for which he was due to stand trial, nor the offenses for which he was found guilty, carry the death penalty.

    You should also note that from the moment the police arrested him they were responsible for his safety.

  14. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 4 days ago

    @Zme

    ConserveGov believes that anyone the police kills was automatically a criminal, and therefore not a person.

  15. Kip W

    Kip W said, 4 days ago

    Innocent until dead.

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