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IT'S A WAR OUT THERE!!!

We were just trying to make it home safely to our families.

Just be glad we didn't bring in our MRAP,  because we really wanted too!

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I'd like to personally set all of these LEOs up with a personal interview with this guy.  One on one like...

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Wow. Her boyfriend was arrested when he fired his lawful weapon at unidentified intruders. 

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None of the officers involved have been charged in connection with the shooting. Walker, a licensed gun owner who was not injured in the incident, was arrested and faces charges of first-degree assault and attempted murder of a police officer.

 

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1 minute ago, Loch Ness Monster said:

Unfortunately cops get away with murder. 

Well..... it is a recruitment perk...

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There’s more.  The DA has been threatening the family with “further charges against” them if the participate in any protests.

I don’t have a link handy, but it’s out there.  Heard defense atty discussing it on Sirius XM yesterday 

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Just now, Cajun said:

There’s more.  The DA has been threatening the family with “further charges against” them if the participate in any protests.

I don’t have a link handy, but it’s out there.  Heard defense atty discussing it on Sirius XM yesterday 

Guillotines.  We need guillotines. 

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12 minutes ago, Grandioso said:

Wow. Her boyfriend was arrested when he fired his lawful weapon at unidentified intruders. 

 

This explains why a no-knock warrant was executed by announcing POLICE.

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2 minutes ago, purplepride95 said:

We will here about the C- she made as a sophomore in chemistry soon. 

Why do you hate evidence so much ?

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According to the lawsuit, filed April 27, Louisville police executed a search warrant at Taylor’s home, looking for a man who did not live in Taylor’s apartment complex and had already been detained when officers came to Taylor’s apartment after midnight. Taylor’s boyfriend, Kenneth Walker, was also in the apartment and, according to the lawsuit, shot at officers when they attempted to enter without announcing themselves. The lawsuit alleges that police fired more than 20 rounds of ammunition into the apartment.

 

 

Not sure it is possible to read a stupider sentence in my life. 

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A non-paywall version: I highlighted some key elements.  

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A woman was shot and killed in her Louisville, Kentucky, home by police executing a "botched" search warrant who forced their way in, surprising the woman and her boyfriend who thought the officers were burglars, her family says in a lawsuit.

The lawsuit — filed by the family of the woman, Breonna Taylor, an EMT worker — says she and her boyfriend thought they were being burglarized and he fired at the officers in self-defense. The lawsuit accuses the three officers of "blindly firing" more than 20 shots into the apartment.

After the March 13 incident, the Louisville Metro Police Department said the officers had knocked on the door several times and “announced their presence as police who were there with a search warrant.” After forcing their way in, they “were immediately met by gunfire,” Lt. Ted Eidem said at a news conference.

Breonna Taylor was a qualified EMT. Family photo via NBC12

Taylor's death gained national attention this week after the family hired attorney Ben Crump, who is also representing the family of Ahmaud Arbery, the black man in Georgia who was killed on Feb. 23 after being pursued and shot by two white men. The two men are charged with murder and aggravated assault.

Taylor, 26, was shot eight times by police. Kenneth Walker, 27, was arrested and charged with assault and attempted murder on a police officer. An attorney for Walker could not immediately be reached.

Crump called Taylor's death a "senseless killing."

"We stand with the family of this young woman in demanding answers from the Louisville Police Department," he said in a statement Monday on Twitter.

The attorney called out the police department for not providing "any answers regarding the facts and circumstances of how this tragedy occurred."

"Breonna Taylor was sleeping while black in the sanctity of our own home," Crump said at a Wednesday press conference, adding, "we cannot continue to allow them to unnecessarily and justifiably kill our black women and escape any accountability."

Records show that the police investigation was centered around a "trap house" more than 10 miles from Taylor's apartment, and that a judge had approved a "no-knock" search warrant, meaning officers did not have to identify themselves, according to The Courier-Journal.

The lawsuit states that Taylor and her boyfriend, Walker, were asleep in their bedroom when police in plainclothes and unmarked vehicles arrived at the house looking for a suspect who lived in a different part of the city and was already in police custody.

The three officers entered Taylor's home "without knocking and without announcing themselves as police officers," the suit states.

The lawsuit says Taylor and Walker woke up and thought criminals were breaking in. Walker called 911 and police said he opened fire and shot an officer.

"The defendants then proceeded to spray gunfire into the residence with a total disregard for the value of human life," the lawsuit alleges. "Shots were blindly fired by the officers all throughout Breonna's home."

The suit states that Walker had a license to carry and kept firearms in the home, and that Taylor was unarmed.

Taylor and Walker had no criminal history or drug convictions. No drugs were found in the apartment.

Her address was listed on the search warrant based on police's belief that a drug suspect had used her home to receive mail, keep drugs or stash money. The warrant also states that a car registered to Taylor was seen parked on several occasions in front of a "drug house" known to the suspect.

Taylor's mother, Tamika Palmer, filed the lawsuit in April in Jefferson Circuit Court alleging wrongful death, excessive force and gross negligence.

Crump said during an interview on MSNBC that Taylor was "completely innocent" and went on to say that "black women's lives matter too." The attorney also called for the charges against Walker to be immediately dropped.

A police spokesperson had no comment this week because the investigation was still ongoing.

The officers, identified as Jonathan Mattingly, Brett Hankison and Myles Cosgrove, were reassigned pending the outcome of the investigation.

Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer said on Twitter Tuesday, "As always, my priority is that the truth comes out, and for justice to follow the path of truth."

Sam Aguiar, another lawyer for the family, said at a news conference Wednesday that he hopes the exposure Taylor's case is getting leads to a change at the police department. "The truth will be uncovered," he said.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/black-woman-shot-killed-after-kentucky-police-entered-her-home-n1205651

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Remember when ‘to protect and serve’ was about protecting and serving the people? 
 

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50 minutes ago, DigglerontheHoof said:

Guillotines.  We need guillotines. 

death penalty. Period. Death fucking penalty. 

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16 minutes ago, destroya said:

Remember when ‘to protect and serve’ was about protecting and serving the people? 
 

What if I told you police went to fucking court to win the judgement that they have no duty to protect?

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In a 4–3 decision, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals affirmed the trial courts' dismissal of the complaints against the District of Columbia and individual members of the Metropolitan Police Department based on the public duty doctrine ruling that "the duty to provide public services is owed to the public at large, and, absent a special relationship between the police and an individual, no specific legal duty exists". The Court thus adopted the trial court's determination that no special relationship existed between the police and appellants, and therefore no specific legal duty existed between the police and the appellants.

Police exist to enforce the law and keep citizens in line. They (the institution, not the officers personally) don't give a shit about your personal well being, and if it comes down to you or them, they don't have a duty to protect and in all likelihood won't protect you. 

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25 minutes ago, destroya said:

Remember when ‘to protect and serve’ was about protecting and serving the people? 

We like to think there used to be this

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But honestly, it was more like this

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Only now Barney is cosplaying like this

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2 minutes ago, atomheartbevo said:

We like to think there used to be this

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But honestly, it was more like this

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Only now Barney is cosplaying like this

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39 minutes ago, destroya said:

Remember when ‘to protect and serve’ was about protecting and serving the people? 
 

When is the last time you saw a cop car that had that statement on it?  

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3 minutes ago, UT_OB1 said:

When is the last time you saw a cop car that had that statement on it?  

“To Kill and Cover-up”. 

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This will keep happening until we ditch sovereign immunity.  I'm pretty clear on the case against; can one of our brilliant legal minds state the case for keeping the inability to effectively sue the police (absent hilariously high requirements about knowing they were doing wrong, embedding what they knew was wrong in policy, being warned about the policy being wrong, and doing it anyway)?

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i would think your chances of making it home alive to your families at night would be greatly increased if didn't just barge into strange places and just start opening fire on whoever was inside.  What if one day, an innocent person (like in Houston) has a chance to actually return fire?  Some police officer is gonna get shot or killed and then we have to start all the fuck over again about how they're just trying to navigate their way through an ugly world to get home to their families at the end of the day. 

Maybe just don't lie, fabricate warrants, break into places, shoot innocent people, and engage in coverups?  Not doing those things is so much easier than doing them.  You'll have so much more energy at the end of the day to play with your families when you get home, safely and soundly.  Not breaking into places and killing people really increases your chances of staying alive.  Just ask a criminal.  

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29 minutes ago, Horn of Gabriel said:

This will keep happening until we ditch sovereign immunity.  I'm pretty clear on the case against; can one of our brilliant legal minds state the case for keeping the inability to effectively sue the police (absent hilariously high requirements about knowing they were doing wrong, embedding what they knew was wrong in policy, being warned about the policy being wrong, and doing it anyway)?

It would be great if their victims could go after them financially, they couldn't just bail and retire with pensions, etc.

Probably won't happen in my lifetime, but one thing we can do is start firing their elected bosses, and electing people who will rein them in.

I've thought about starting a thread about this - Williamson County Sheriff's Department thinks they can run things however they sit fit, and use county assets however they see fit, regardless of what county leadership says.

https://www.kxan.com/news/local/williamson-county/williamson-co-commissioners-to-discuss-legal-matters-in-live-pd-fight-with-sheriff-read-the-contract/

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Williamson County commissioners are expected to discuss “legal matters” related to using the county’s facilities, vehicles and property to film a reality television show during their meeting Tuesday.

In last week’s meeting, Williamson County commissioners retained attorneys to “investigate the filing of a potential lawsuit” to end a contract between the producers of “Live PD” and Williamson County Sheriff Robert Chody.

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In late April, Williamson County commissioners voted unanimously to issues cease-and-desist letters to Big Fish Entertainment and Sheriff Chody to get them to stop broadcasting alongside Williamson County deputies. 

Chody has maintained being featured on the hit show has been a great recruiting and community outreach tool for the department, but commissioners — who terminated an earlier access agreement between the production company and the county in 2019 — don’t see it that way, saying it’s not in the best interest of the county.

The new agreement, obtained by KXAN through an open records request, is signed only by Big Fish Entertainment president Daniel Cesareo and Sheriff Chody. Effective March 5, 2020, it authorizes the production crew, for a 364-day term, to be with the sheriff’s department to produce shows “Live PD” and “Live PD: K9 Patrol.”

 

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3 hours ago, destroya said:

Remember when ‘to protect and serve’ was about protecting and serving the people? 
 

Fortunately/unfortunately yes I do, people call me Meth, short for Methuselah.  remembering when to protect and serve meant protecting and serving people and what makes it so hard for people my age and older to hear about this kind of crap nowadays. Not saying it was always perfect but it one time it was damned more honorable.. May every one of these racist murdering bastards burn in hell.

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Posted (edited)
2 hours ago, destroya said:

Remember when ‘to protect and serve’ was about protecting and serving the people? 
 

Only in Mayberry, Rural Farming District

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Victim's Family Files Suit

Don't even know where to start with this case. Seems policies, procedures, hiring practices, training, laws and--most importantly--culture aren't going to change until it gets too expensive to continue murdering civilians.

No-knock warrants need to go. Understand their concept and purpose, but if the address is wrong, innocents get murdered and police cover it up. It is too powerful a tool in the hands of too irresponsible an entity.

Also, no body or dash cam footage available, no case. The tools and technology are there, but officers are electing not to use them. Wonder why.

Burden of proof should be on the state, and since covering or flat-out lying for one another appears to be SOP, then that arrest or seizure you made gets tossed without video documentation.

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1 hour ago, RexWilson said:

Why the hell were the police at her apartment?

this is the question for me. no knock warrants obviously need to go. but what was the fact pattern that got a judge to sign off a warrant in the first fucking place?

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2 hours ago, destroya said:

Remember when ‘to protect and serve’ was about protecting and serving the people? 
 

They always left out the "white people" after serve. Such a forgetful lot these coppers. 

How many unarmed non white people have been in the news for being murdered in their own home by police in the last 12 - 24 months? I know there was two in DFW and this one and I'm sure many others. 

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3 hours ago, Cajun said:

IT'S A WAR OUT THERE!!!

We were just trying to make it home safely to our families.

Just be glad we didn't bring in our MRAP,  because we really wanted too!

To

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a no knock warrant means the situation/person is so dangerous that people are likely to die.  this whole thing is absurd and wrong. and  a no knock warrant at an apartment complex?   just wait outside until the guy you are looking for leaves.

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3 minutes ago, dcar00 said:

a no knock warrant means the situation/person is so dangerous that people are likely to die.  this whole thing is absurd and wrong. and  a no knock warrant at an apartment complex?   just wait outside until the guy you are looking for leaves.

I thought the justification was to prevent the destruction of evidence.

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2 hours ago, destroya said:

Remember when ‘to protect and serve’ was about protecting and serving the people? 
 

Can't say I do

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2 hours ago, RexWilson said:

Why the hell were the police at her apartment?

Why the hell was she at her apartment is more like the question that should be asked.  The police in this country have way too much shit to worry about in order to get home at the end of the day, why the fuck are all these black people home when they just barge in with weapons drawn down?  This is insanity!!!  

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I am generally pretty pro law enforcement but this is brownshirt level shit right here. 

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2 hours ago, Kermit said:

“To Kill and Cover-up”. 

I'd settle for "To Patronize and Annoy" at this point.

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21 minutes ago, conVINCEd said:

I thought the justification was to prevent the destruction of evidence.

yeah it is used in drug raids a lot and for that reason. my point was if you need a no knock and you execute one for drug raids there will likely be guns and shots fired.

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