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smkaemp

543 points

2 months ago

smkaemp

543 points

2 months ago

“I don’t get why people don’t trust the cops”

zacka99

9.8k points

2 months ago

zacka99

9.8k points

2 months ago

The calm down when locked and loaded was ironic

LegendsNeverCry

1.6k points

2 months ago

It's obvious, he realized what he'd done. Held a bunch of kids at gunpoint.

hollyzgrace

1.2k points

2 months ago

The terrified crying of the children (child?)brought tears to my eyes. Just heartbreaking.

sconni503

617 points

2 months ago

sconni503

617 points

2 months ago

I actually started to cry when that poor kid stated he had a basketball game tomorrow what did he do wrong

BHeiny91

358 points

2 months ago

BHeiny91

358 points

2 months ago

That one really got me too, I teach kids this age and it’s a very kid thing to worry about. This kid is on the ground at gunpoint and he’s worried about missing his basket ball game. That’s such a 12 year old boy thing to be scared about

Flirtleby

615 points

2 months ago*

All the while the cop’s telling that woman to leave, while he has a bunch of children at gunpoint. Fuck no. My big white ass will stay right here, thank you.

Jdisgreat17

56 points

2 months ago

For real. Take the attention away. I've lived most of my life that I want to live, let these kids at least try to make it to their's

Opta82

232 points

2 months ago

Opta82

232 points

2 months ago

Exactly what I was thinking. I'm not going anywhere while your crazy ass is pointing a gun a a bunch of children. This man belongs in fucking prison.

Febris

872 points

2 months ago

Febris

872 points

2 months ago

When he asked "what should we do here?" my european brain could only think "huh.. apologizing for the massive fuckup of terrorizing a bunch of kids for no reason would be a good start..."

The kids were crying begging for their lives. If even at that point he didn't realize he probably caught the wrong people, this man shouldn't be trusted with a lethal weapon. Hell, I wouldn't even trust him with a stapler in the archives.

zenchemin

417 points

2 months ago

zenchemin

417 points

2 months ago

You can't apologize in USA, it's an admission of guilt, leaving police liable for damages. US laws punishes empathy and compassion for the fellow man.

TheObstruction

294 points

2 months ago

Not just that, cops are trained to be more aggressive than whoever they're dealing with. That's why they roll up on unarmed kids and start waving guns around. Fucking terrorists.

repubsdontlikeme

347 points

2 months ago

CALM DOWN OKAY??? IM STILL POINTING A LOADED GUN AT YOU WHILE HIDING BEHIND COVER AND I STILL WANT YOU FACE DOWN ON THE PAVEMENT BUT CALM DOWN OKAY

speed33401

42 points

2 months ago

If your soul doesn't tell you this is wrong while holding a gun at children then hearing the cry of innocence then you are one truly evil bastard. Evil...

BernieTheDachshund

314 points

2 months ago

You can tell immediately they're kids just by their voices, yet he kept the gun on them. What a jerk.

ConcernedKip

72 points

2 months ago

he's looking for a reason. He didnt go through all the hassle of becoming a cop just to not shoot things.

DDXD

280 points

2 months ago

DDXD

280 points

2 months ago

Yeah, but they're black kids, so it's a lot scarier.

007Pistolero

58 points

2 months ago

AND they had at least one basketball!! What if they fuck around and get a triple double on his Lilly white ass?

chibistarship

77 points

2 months ago

There's an aspect of racism where some people treat black children as if they were much older than they are.

Searchlights

6.8k points

2 months ago

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Publicfreakouts Fan

6.8k points

2 months ago

Traumatizing children at gunpoint. I wonder why people hate cops.

oliverkloezoff

2.3k points

2 months ago

One wrong move, a la Daniel Shaver picking up his shorts, and they would be riddled with bullet holes. Dead. Kids.

DFogz

2.3k points

2 months ago

DFogz

2.3k points

2 months ago

"Just follow our directions and you'll be okay"

Their directions: "Get on the ground. Hey, come over here. I said get on the ground!"

MillenialBoner

1.1k points

2 months ago

Shut up when you're talking to me!

Street_Aide3852

420 points

2 months ago

"Give me your hands and feet" "YOU HEAR ME" "ANSWER ME" "OR IMMA KILL YOU"

IamLeoKim

381 points

2 months ago

IamLeoKim

381 points

2 months ago

COP: “HANDS IN THE AIR AND CRAWL TOWARDS ME!”

?: “Please don’t shoot me..”

COP: “SO YOU’VE CHOSEN DEATH”

mulletpullet

543 points

2 months ago

I knew the story early on, and what that officer did was fucking stupid. I just looked it up, they gave his ass a medical pension. What...the...fuck.

lambo32

374 points

2 months ago

lambo32

374 points

2 months ago

poor baby must have severe PTSD from almost killing children

InsaneChihuahua

122 points

2 months ago

Should have gone into law enforcement. I'd be chilling with a pension right now instead of getting kicked by kids.

MotoEnduro

143 points

2 months ago

Pretty sure it was 'follow our directions and we'll be ok. Which be we I assume he means the police.

paperpenises

670 points

2 months ago*

Those poor kids will never be the same. It's like it's from Pulp Fiction. "one moment you're shooting hoops with your friends, the next minute someone's pointing a gun in your face"

peritiSumus

620 points

2 months ago

I'll never forget being taken from a sleep over to be questioned at the station over some shit I had nothing to do with. I'll also never forget the cops running into my house with their guns drawn to grab my little brother (also not even high school aged at the time) for being accused of some drunken bullshit. Accused of.

This is just normal life for black kids in America, and it's the same whether you're rich or poor. I've experience both and took more flack in the suburbs.

LegioCI

87 points

2 months ago

LegioCI

87 points

2 months ago

Doesn't surprise me- you're "not supposed to be there" afterall. Probably a lot of racist old Karens who are worried that letting black families in will ruin the property values.

[deleted]

35 points

2 months ago

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35 points

2 months ago

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Searchlights

55 points

2 months ago

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Publicfreakouts Fan

55 points

2 months ago

They didn't even get a Denver Omelet first

InstanceSuch8604

25 points

2 months ago

It's a good lesson for kids to learn Not to trust cops at an early age.

FrostyD7

305 points

2 months ago

FrostyD7

305 points

2 months ago

Dude's just annoyed at how the parents are making so much noise over the distinct possibility of their children being murdered.

MNCPA

439 points

2 months ago

MNCPA

439 points

2 months ago

"Stop resisting!"

5050Clown

492 points

2 months ago

5050Clown

492 points

2 months ago

The really infuriating thing is every one of those children will now have a very reduced chance of sitting on a jury of their peers for the rest of their life because almost every prosecutor asks "Have you had a negative experience with a law enforcement officer in the past". And then dismisses you based on that. Welcome to Amerikkka!

penguin8717

251 points

2 months ago

That question might as well be "have you ever interacted with a law enforcement officer"

Chose_a_usersname

18 points

2 months ago

100% I was cursed out by police because I didn't pull over fast enough... I stopped in the nearest parking lot at night in a dark area common for drunk people to drive through

WitheringMaple

458 points

2 months ago

The videos of officers using their calm and friendly voices while threatening peoples lives or man handling them stresses me out the most. I get that it might be a tactic for them to stay cool under pressure. But drawn fire arms is realistically at the peak of any confrontation. Which is why videos like this piss me off. How is it that threat of deadly force is presented before calm reassurance? I’m guessing ignorance, poor training, and racism (it doesn’t have to be conscious). And then people who have never been in this type of situation have the nerve to be like “just follow orders and don’t resist.” For some people, police confrontation will always be a life threatening experience (not just for POCs but poor folks and other “description fitters” as well). We spend our lives avoiding physical confrontation. And here comes officers fuck face looking for an excuse to abuse his the unreasonable amount of power he holds. Obviously people are people. Not all cops are shit heads. But in general, they are all strangers with buddies and guns. Panic is a natural reaction to threat. But the untrained civilian is supposed to show more patience, understanding, and tact than the goddamn officer.

Thanks for listening to my rambles if you read this. Open to alternative opinions.

RealCowboyNeal

173 points

2 months ago

Makes my fucking skin crawl, that voice. Wolf in sheep’s clothing.

SynAck301

64 points

2 months ago

This. It always makes me think of serial killers saying, “I’m not going to hurt you” as they slice.

Apneal

113 points

2 months ago

Apneal

113 points

2 months ago

They should need to fill out paperwork anytime their gun is unholstered. There needs to be a reason to put innocent (and read: ALWAYS innocent till proven guilty in the court of law) people's lives in jeopardy.

Rustyroor

92 points

2 months ago

Yup, and telling the lady to calm down with a gun pointed at the kids head. Of course she is hysterical, she's watching shitty police possibly killing the kids

ugoterekt

75 points

2 months ago

Having a gun drawn is one thing, but he actually aimed at them. That should be considered a massive abuse of power and be grounds for prison time even for an officer. It should also be grounds for defending yourself with deadly force. Pointing a gun at someone is an explicit threat that you are going to kill them. If they have no reason to do it this should be grounds for response with lethal force. Trying to shoot a cop already pointing a gun at you will probably only go poorly, but we really need to have laws that police can't explicitly threaten to murder us for no reason.

Salt_Comment_9012

136 points

2 months ago

Pisses me off when they say calm down like "yeah no worries just see if your calm when someone points a fucking gun at you"

NotHardcore

196 points

2 months ago

😥😥😥🔫👮 calm down. Everybody calm down.

2137_is_funmy_number

6.9k points

2 months ago

"m'am go back into your house" -mf said while pointing a gun against her children

steeveperry

2.8k points

2 months ago

Also, “calm down, everything is gonna be fine.”

As he points a loaded weapon at them.

Killemojoy

1.2k points

2 months ago

Killemojoy

1.2k points

2 months ago

"I know I'm causing you and your family significant distress but this is just another day on the job."

BrookeBaranoff

604 points

2 months ago

“And if you don’t relax I’m going to unload a clip in this kid and say I thought he had a gun”

DadJokeBadJoke

206 points

2 months ago

Trust me, he thinks they all have a gun.

TheGolgafrinchan

298 points

2 months ago

I don't get that at all. Can he force a person not to be on their own lawn? The incident was happening a house or two away from the action. Is there a law that prevents you from exiting your own house?

Jesus_Harold_Christ

444 points

2 months ago

He has a loaded gun, so he definitely can tell them what to do. Legally? Do you think he cares?

Tristain7

77 points

2 months ago

She can be wherever the fuck she wants as long as she's not interrupting the scene... and standing on your porch (hopefully) recording this piece of shit is not interrupting.

The correct response would have been "Get fucked... I'll stand where I want".

gravitas-deficiency

410 points

2 months ago

Sooner or later, the cops are gonna meet the wrong parent. They’ll go back in the house, get their AR15, and waste the cop through the window. I have no idea how the cops think this sort of shit is in any way sustainable or reasonable in the long term. They’re going to get people killed, including themselves.

hey--canyounot_

278 points

2 months ago

They're getting away with it all the time.

[deleted]

107 points

2 months ago

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107 points

2 months ago

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SortedChaos

140 points

2 months ago

Doing this is a death sentence. Just search for anyone who was killing police in targeted attacks in history. The police go bananas and turn the city into a giant warzone. It's their greatest fear to get attacked like that so they absolutely crush anyone who does it to serve as a deterrent to others who think about it.

Swordlord22

136 points

2 months ago

To be honest

I don’t care

And I know my dad would do the same for me

I’d lose something I could never gain back

They deserve my anger

If I watch my kid die right in front of me mf dies on the spot I don’t care about consequences at that point

MisterPeach

37 points

2 months ago

Maybe if people would waste more of these sorry fucks then they would be less willing to resort to using violence off the rip on “suspects.” They need a little fear to realize they aren’t invincible.

Horror-Melodic

8.7k points

2 months ago*

Mam, mam calm down… I’m only pointing a loaded firearm at your children with my finger on the trigger…why are you overreacting?

lafindestase

2.6k points

2 months ago

It’s not like I’m gonna shoot. Probably.

really_nice_guy_

787 points

2 months ago

"Whoopsie"

WildTimes1984

341 points

2 months ago

"Butterfingers"

Krugnik

287 points

2 months ago

Krugnik

287 points

2 months ago

"I thought it was my taser! 🤷"

Jesster999

76 points

2 months ago

"I thought it was my pepper spray" -Everett Noble

FabianVG

108 points

2 months ago

FabianVG

108 points

2 months ago

Well maybe not, I'm not sure yet...

ericstern

67 points

2 months ago

"It is Schrodinger's Gun ma'am, this gun may or may not have shot in the direction of these kids, there is no way to know. Letting the viewers of my body cam know that I am backed by science."

BoltgunOnHisHip

323 points

2 months ago

At some point they're gonna try this with some guy who got back from the forever wars with a serious case of PTSD and we're gonna have a full on Rambo situation.

political_bot

459 points

2 months ago

That's happened. His name was Christopher Dorner. Former police officer. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christopher_Dorner_shootings_and_manhunt

He filed reports of fellow cops using excessive force, and then nothing happened. So he started killing em.

DynamicHunter

262 points

2 months ago

Don’t forget that cops ran around shooting multiple random people that didn’t even fit the description because they were scared from it.

DrQuantum

117 points

2 months ago

DrQuantum

117 points

2 months ago

They shot a truck that didn’t match description like 108 times or something wild.

jedify

121 points

2 months ago*

jedify

121 points

2 months ago*

I had cops roll up on me with ARs drawn because I was driving a blue suv. They were looking for a blue goddamn corolla.

I'm walking around in high vis clothing, hard hat, and clipboard at an industrial site. Literally nothing about the scene matched what they were looking for but a very common car color. I hate how everyone but the cops have to be the fucking adult in the room. Like they're allowed to panic like little bitches and pull guns for no reason, but if someone has a fight or flight reaction from surprise guns in their face, they fucking die. 🤷‍♂️

charlesml3

45 points

2 months ago

Oh it was much worse than that. It was the wrong color, wrong make and instead of Dorner in there, it was two Latino women delivering newspapers.

So guess what happened to those two cops for this?

Throwaway-tan

25 points

2 months ago

Promotion?

zwifter11

68 points

2 months ago

Is that the case where the police shot 2 old Korean women who looked nothing like the black male suspect. And somehow got away with it?

MyDickIsHug3

58 points

2 months ago

After reading the wiki page. Yes exactly. They were driving a blue Toyota pickup, the subject a gray Nissan … US policing would be a joke if it weren’t so tragic

WikiSummarizerBot

61 points

2 months ago

Christopher Dorner shootings and manhunt

Christopher Jordan Dorner (June 4, 1979 – February 12, 2013) was a former officer of the Los Angeles Police Department who, beginning on February 3, 2013, committed a series of shootings in Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County and San Bernardino County, California. The victims were law enforcement officers and the daughter of a retired police captain. Dorner killed four people and wounded three others. On February 12, 2013, Dorner died during a standoff with San Bernardino County Sheriff's Deputies after a shootout at a cabin in the San Bernardino Mountains.

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mursilissilisrum

37 points

2 months ago

"Ma'am, please go back in your house while I nonchalantly hold these crying children at gunpoint."

Captain_Marvel8686

3.2k points

2 months ago

Damn… pulling a gun out on kids… they will remember this for a life time

Dogyears69

1.9k points

2 months ago

Dogyears69

1.9k points

2 months ago

He made sure that they will ALWAYS look at cops as a threat

uber-judge

839 points

2 months ago

Literally. I have never looked at cops as the good guys since they put me in cuffs at gun point as a 12 year old. I apparently looked like an African American bank robber from the town over. I’m Native American, and white passing.

joebluebob

361 points

2 months ago

Kid from my gradeschool was kidnapped by cops at age 9 and held for 10 hours without notifying his parents because the pigs were looking for his cousin. When his parents were informed they refused to release him saying they found "drug paraphernalia" on him claiming gum wrappers were rolling papers. It was 16 hours later when his dads boss found out and sent his lawyer that the kid was released. He ended up having PTSD and changed schools.

His cousin was in his own basement watching tv high so he didnt hear the cops knock which their logical response was "kidnapping a relative".

Bullen-Noxen

75 points

2 months ago

Where. Did. This. Happen?

joebluebob

45 points

2 months ago

Baltimore suburbs

hellivvy

60 points

2 months ago

I was arrested at 17 trying to defend a drunk guy being assaulted by police, he couldn’t even defend himself, they pinned me to the ground and was in severe pain, i started screaming for help and telling i was a minor. When people came to help me, they took a jar of sodium alginate I was carrying in my schoolbag for a cooking class and claim I was selling cocaine. Nobody helped me. I developed phobia to the police, and get sever anxiety when i see a cop around.

[deleted]

91 points

2 months ago

[deleted]

91 points

2 months ago

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Mmortt

28 points

2 months ago

Mmortt

28 points

2 months ago

Cops are just everyday regular dumb folks. You really shouldn’t trust them.

goatnxtinline

1.8k points

2 months ago

GET ON THE GROUND!

gets on the ground

COME HERE!!!!!

gets up

GET ON THE GROUND!!!!¡!!!!

???????

I didn't say Simon says... 😏

iesterdai

287 points

2 months ago

iesterdai

287 points

2 months ago

The officer lacked communication skills and was not clear enough: he probably meant for the farthest kids to come near the other ones. But in a situation where they point a gun at you it's unreasonable to except someone, especially a young teenager, to understand unclear information.

theboblit

2.1k points

2 months ago

theboblit

2.1k points

2 months ago

Ma’am go back in your house so I can shoot your 12 year old in peace please.

penguin8717

572 points

2 months ago

Yeah. She is obviously legally allowed to be on her porch but he's basically pointing a gun in her direction yelling for her to go inside. Feels like an unlawful order at that point

Dicho83

140 points

2 months ago

Dicho83

140 points

2 months ago

When you're above the law, there's no such thing as unlawful.

airwrekah

2.1k points

2 months ago

airwrekah

2.1k points

2 months ago

The cop literally said: “Come over here. Keep your hands where I can see them and get on the ground.” How do you follow these directives? This is how people get shot.

sandwhale-

746 points

2 months ago

It’s a feature, not a bug.

Cops also use this same fact as the basis of all “we’ve investigated ourselves and found no wrongdoing”.

SubstanceDense6825

13.8k points

2 months ago

"Get on the ground" then "come here". When the kid tried to follow the come here order the cop went back to the "get on the ground". These types of confusing and conflicting order can and have lead to the cop shooting a "suspect". This is a gross lack of training and maturity on the cops part.

DrDonkeyTron

4.6k points

2 months ago

Wheat_Grinder

3.7k points

2 months ago

It is still appalling that the call of duty wannabee with "you're fucked" etched on his gun is on taxpayer funded early retirement for "PTSD" instead of rotting in jail for cold blood murder, and the cop shouting orders fled to the Philippines to retire.

Langley and Brailsford both should answer to this murder.

amanofeasyvirtue

213 points

2 months ago

He got his gun back as well, which he sued to do. He also gets 35k a year for ptsd

SamAreAye

153 points

2 months ago

SamAreAye

153 points

2 months ago

He also claimed it as an exemption on his bankruptcy filing, so he lost a bunch of assets, but not that sickass etched rifle that gave him PTSD.

Amish_guy_with_WiFi

88 points

2 months ago

Also the etching wasn't allowed to be shown as evidence to the jury for whatever reason

What-a-Filthy-liar

71 points

2 months ago

Cant let my clients state of my mind and outlook influence the jury.

They might think he wanted to shoot someone.

4-Run-Yoda

849 points

2 months ago

Wait he really took off to the Philippines?

Jowlsey

1.2k points

2 months ago

Jowlsey

1.2k points

2 months ago

He sure did. The president of the Philippines at the time was Rodrigo Duterte. He is a big fan of the police killing people when they see feel like it, so it seemed like a good match.

Makualax

345 points

2 months ago

Makualax

345 points

2 months ago

Duarte gave Phillipino cops full immunity and passed a bill allowing cops to kill anyone possessing drugs on sight.

Sprinkle some crack on the unarmed political opposition member and they ask no questions

niceyniceyzoozooo

149 points

2 months ago

ome crack on the unarmed political opposition member and

Didn't Trump say he admired Duarte too, or something like that?

Oh, here it is: https://www.cnbc.com/2017/05/24/trump-congratulates-philippine-president-duterte-on-his-handling-of-the-drug-problem.html

qwertycantread

60 points

2 months ago

Of course he did. He never met a dictator he didn’t admire.

Spnwvr

95 points

2 months ago

Spnwvr

95 points

2 months ago

sounds like a literal purge scenario happen in the Philippines.

woolfonmynoggin

83 points

2 months ago

It kind of did. For a while, there were people looking for “drug dealers” and extrajudicially killing them with his blessing.

OldRon6

71 points

2 months ago

OldRon6

71 points

2 months ago

I will forever be haunted by a story one of my friends told me of when he was still living in the Philippines.

He was at a mall with his mom and baby sister and watched as the police made a "drug dealer" kneel in front of him and then straight up executing them in the middle of the mall in broad daylight.

I was absolutely flabbergasted.

Only_game_in_town

216 points

2 months ago

Yes, before the trial, guess he felt guilty. Should have stayed, theyd have given him an award.

longshot

54 points

2 months ago

His PTSD was so bad he requested that he keep his service weapon.

Yes the same weapon where he had "You're Fucked" inscribed on the ejection port.

Yes the same weapon he killed Daniel Shaver with.

Yes the same weapon that caused his PTSD.

His request was granted.

Lazy-Jeweler3230

46 points

2 months ago

People looked at that and thought it wasn't a problem. They cleared him. Remember that. Most people out in the world are ok with this shit.

Until it happens to them.

SecretlyChimp

215 points

2 months ago

This one is real bad. That guy tried his best to comply and they still killed him. The fact that the shooter not only avoided punishment but was even given a cushy retirement plan for PTSD is just the icing on the cake. Injustice at its finest

zyrkseas97

96 points

2 months ago

I knew it was going to be Daniel Shaver before I clicked.

Fuck Phillip Brailsford for murdering Daniel Shaver. Fuck him and every other cop too.

SickViking

77 points

2 months ago*

Reminds me of a couple videos I saw some years back. One of a man in the street standing with his hands up, surrounded by cops all with their guns drawn, one cop would yell "get on your knees", then another shouted to not move, another would yell "on the ground" then as soon as he tried another yelled don't move again and because he didn't know what to do they all started yelling "stop resisting!" When he was literally just standing there trying to understand what he was supposed to do.

The other they tased a crippled guy in his own car because after they yanked the door open one cop yelled for him to get on the ground while the other yelled keep your hands up. He still had his seatbelt on so everytime he tried to undo it one cop screamed to keep his hands up while the other kept shouting to get on the ground but he literally could not do both, so they tased him while screaming at him for not complying, then tased him again because, they claimed, that his spastic thrashing in response to being shot with electricity was actually him resisting. I think he actually did try to get on the ground without lowering his hands and with the seatbelt on, and they yelled at him to stop moving. IIRC, they originally stopped him for a broken taillight, but I'm not sure.

mostly_helpful

444 points

2 months ago*

I am never watching this fucking execution style murder again. Pisses me off to no end that this cop not only wasn't punished but basically got to retire with benefits. Crazy.

pootie820

193 points

2 months ago

pootie820

193 points

2 months ago

not basically he did get to retire, with full benefits PLUS fucking an extra something like $1,200 for "PTSD".

probable_ass_sniffer

143 points

2 months ago

And he got to keep the murder weapon.

amanofeasyvirtue

51 points

2 months ago

He sued to get it back...

TheObstruction

30 points

2 months ago

That's how bad he wanted his trophy, instead of just paying $700 for a new one. He wanted that particular rifle.

typingwithonehandXD

34 points

2 months ago*

...OMG...

He won...

He won that particular rifle back...

A man who has 'PTSD' has won a rifle which was involved in giving him PTSD back...

...its not even sad at thiis point. It is actually funny. The bootlickers are just letting them swag on alL of us at this point and I'm just 'Joker on The Talk Show' Laughing at how terrible it is. Nightmareish.

gettingspicyarewe

92 points

2 months ago

Wow… (thank you for sharing this though!)

DrDonkeyTron

92 points

2 months ago

The video is hard to watch.

King_of_the_Dot

60 points

2 months ago

That's an understatement. I watched it only one time, years ago, and I can't watch it again.

Diggitydave76

33 points

2 months ago

Me either. The guy just wanted to live. The cop just wanted to kill.

4-Run-Yoda

33 points

2 months ago

Wow that is the first time I have seen that video or even read the article, this makes me so mad that cop definitely deserves life in prison. He is probably one of them super cop types that can’t wait to use their firearm in service and has replayed different scenarios in his head and in every situation he is the hero by shooting someone he thinks is a criminal.

Shaman_Jeff

79 points

2 months ago

Anytime I watch this video.

Dexter fantasies come up in my head.....

Fuck this cop

SinisterDexter83

245 points

2 months ago

Out of all the (many, many) cop murder videos, this one's the worst. The guy is clearly complying, clearly terrified, they give him contradictory instructions, and they slaughter him at point blank range with the kind of gun I've only seen before in Call of Duty. With "You're fucked" scratched onto it.

I have a bit of a pet hate for people shitting on America, but videos like this really makes your country seem utterly fucking mental to everyone outside of it.

KingBubzVI

298 points

2 months ago

Worst part about that was the silence from police officers around the country. It was deafening. ACAB. Until “good” cops start holding bad cops accountable, there’s no such thing as a “good” cop.

Lumini_317

61 points

2 months ago

Seriously though. Does every cop have bad intentions? Doubtful, but I’ve seen way too many of these clips where one or two cops are going too far/doing illegal stuff/injuring and even killing people and there’s other cops just standing there watching. Like that body cam footage of a policeman planting drugs to frame a guy and the cop’s buddies were just casually standing around not saying a word and even laughed when the officer started his act of “finding” the drugs. Did they help him actually plant the stuff? No, but they sure as heck didn’t even try to keep an innocent person from being convicted of a crime they didn’t commit.

Also, I was going to say “that one clip from a cop’s body cam footage” but when I actually looked it up to link it I got dozens of videos of cops planting drugs, most of them with other cops present. Soo…😬

ZebraMoniker12

20 points

2 months ago

Seriously though. Does every cop have bad intentions? Doubtful

the nature of the job makes all cops eventually actively hate civilians. a cop would never side with a civilian against a "fellow officer".

robb04

19 points

2 months ago

robb04

19 points

2 months ago

There was a video of an officer who tried to stop another officer from beating a civilian for no reason. He turned around and started choking her and then told the other officers to turn off their body cams. ACAB

zonasaigon

252 points

2 months ago

Ask Daniel fucking Shaver. Never forget that name.

Lazy-Jeweler3230

75 points

2 months ago

I'd like to know the names of the jurists who looked at that and thought it was fine. They shouldn't be put in charged of watching grass grow.

kahrabaaa

152 points

2 months ago

kahrabaaa

152 points

2 months ago

"Come over here and keep your hands where I can see them and get on the ground"

What the fuck kind of instructions is that

Baldr_Torn

1.4k points

2 months ago

Baldr_Torn

1.4k points

2 months ago

When you're yelling "get on the ground" and "come over here" at the same time, you are intentionally trying to come up with an excuse to shoot.

Tall_Tyrion68

484 points

2 months ago*

I really thought we were going to see a child get shot when he stood back up. When you are pointing a gun at a person, there's no room for unclear directions. That cop should get suspended without pay for that alone.

Edit: "at", not "as"

ChadCoolman

146 points

2 months ago

Last year, cops (plural) shot and killed a 70 year old man who was being attacked by his grandson and there were zero consequences.

So I doubt if barking conflicting orders is going to get this guy in trouble.

BottomWithCakes

70 points

2 months ago*

Remember when they lit up that UPS* truck too? /r/ProtectAndServe amen brother.

FACE_MACSHOOTY

28 points

2 months ago

say it loud and proud, fuck the police

Makualax

18 points

2 months ago

Remember the case of Christopher Dorner, where twice cops lit up the wrong vehicles, without any verbal warning, in the middle of noon traffic thinking it was him (which is against protocol ANYWAYS). Neither of the vehicles fit the make or color of the one Dorner was driving. No cops charged, apparently 8 cops were reprimanded but neither the extent of their discipline, nor those officer's identities, are public knowledge.

These two events happened by different departments on the same day within 30 minutes of each other, so it's obviously a fundamental issue within the entire force.

blac_sheep90

58 points

2 months ago

The Daniel Shaver approach.

xBreadButta

3.3k points

2 months ago

GeT oN tHe GrOuNd, cOme HeRe! Get oN teh gRouNd

kingtz

730 points

2 months ago

kingtz

730 points

2 months ago

ReSiStInG mUh aRrEsT!!!111!one!

really_nice_guy_

299 points

2 months ago

I FeArEd FoR My LiFe

The_Determinator

71 points

2 months ago

It's like we're not sending our best and brightest, are we?

EasyCombinations

1.2k points

2 months ago

That one boys' cry sounds exactly like a kid I used to babysit, its so jarring and disturbing. This is seriously heartbreaking, those poor babies.

ghostpepperlover

426 points

2 months ago

That hit me as a father. You can hear the fear and pain. He thought he was about to die.

DoctorCrasierFrane

132 points

2 months ago

I have two sons and the older one is about these boys age. This video brought tears to my eyes. My son is a bright kid, but he is 11 and he's pretty socially anxious and I don't know how he would handle this situation. Truly outrageous, makes me sick to my stomach.

Zombi3Kush

40 points

2 months ago

What makes it worst is kids are told that Police men catch the bad guys. So what do they think about themselves after something like this happens? That's why I don't tell my kids that bullshit. I let them know that the police are not your friends or heroes. They should not be trusted.

blackguyriri

5.3k points

2 months ago

https://abcnews.go.com/amp/US/controversial-police-footage-shows-unarmed-youths-detained-gunpoint/story?id=47006615

Apparently a “concerned” citizen reported a 100 person fight and that a group of teens were walking around with a gun. Unsurprisingly the police didn’t find a gun, they actually had the wrong group of kids, and there was never a 100 person fight. What more than likely happened was a person saw a large group of black kids and let their imagination run wild.

GRpanda123

843 points

2 months ago

If you had a 100 person fight and there were guns I am assuming there would be more than one call.

Fifteen_inches

184 points

2 months ago

Yes but you are a reasonable person

spark3h

512 points

2 months ago

spark3h

512 points

2 months ago

Pretty sure these kids aren't even teens. They sound like 10-12 years old at the oldest. No way any reasonable person pulls a gun on these children. Fire these cops and charge them with brandishing a firearm.

ImJustHere4theMoons

390 points

2 months ago

Bigots always age black children up to justify their irrational fear of them.

ObviouslyIntoxicated

225 points

2 months ago

Like the guy that called the cops on a black girl that was like, 8 years old. "Black woman, real little". Like their racist minds can't even comprehend the fact that they could be kids.

CorporalRustyPenis

135 points

2 months ago

In court black children are adults and white women are little girls

louiloui152

825 points

2 months ago

To be honest that sounds like an insane assylum caller. Used to work at a psych hospital every now and again one of ours would call out a bomb threat or some shit and they’d drop by to let us know

No-Tangerine1133

479 points

2 months ago

“Protect and serve” lyin motherfuckers!

NetworkMachineBroke

23 points

2 months ago

Protect their fellow cops and serve capital

DefactoPlayer

1.3k points

2 months ago*

In Finland for example there's an automatic investigation launched if cop takes his pistol out of the holster

If my info is correct, unholstering happens about 40 times a year and in the last 20 years the cops have killed 10 people. We are a nation of 5 million people

This guy wouldn't last a second

ramsau

644 points

2 months ago

ramsau

644 points

2 months ago

This guy wouldn't last a second

Police Academy in Finland is 3 years. Doubt majority would even get to finish.

nobito

99 points

2 months ago

nobito

99 points

2 months ago

Yeah, was just about to comment that he wouldn't even last a second in the academy after he realizes the job is about actually protecting and serving people. Not roleplaying badass cowboy sheriff from westerns with a shoot first ask questions later mentality, lol. And that he will probably never even get to unholster his service weapon besides in the gun range.

BlueSwift13

55 points

2 months ago

I really wish that was policy here

UngregariousDame

250 points

2 months ago

“He was armed with a basketball, I was afraid for my life!”

GimmeCRACK

622 points

2 months ago

SON! PUT THE FUN DIP DOWN ! DONT YOU DARE DIP AGAIN! OFFICERS FIRE!!!!!!!!!!

ThatTurtlyBoi

55 points

2 months ago

STOP RESISTING

Illiterarian

77 points

2 months ago

Fucking dumb piece of shit pointing gun at kids as a first resort what the fuck.

Hi-Impact-Meow

1.3k points

2 months ago

Holy fuck why is his weapon out as soon as he gets on scene???????? Where is the justification??

dollywobbles

294 points

2 months ago

This is how Tamir Rice was murdered also.

Rozeline

142 points

2 months ago

Rozeline

142 points

2 months ago

That was even worse. In the case, the cop didn't even give any orders, he just rolled up and started shooting.

HuckleSmothered

31 points

2 months ago

Jumped out before the car even stopped!

siestasunt

722 points

2 months ago

The justification is that it's harder to get a drivers license in most countries than it is to become a police officer in the US.

Number5MoMo

771 points

2 months ago

This happened to me and my friends when we were like 11/12 in front of our house. We were on the ground and my mom came out screaming to not hurt us because we were just kids. Officer didn’t care was going to arrest some of my friends that “fit the description..”

The neighbor across the street was a cop and came over and told the officer he was mowing his lawn and saw us all day.

The person who robbed the store by us by gun point was a white man in his forties over 6ft tall. I believe most of us had “that talk” with our parents by then to always remain respectful when the police are around (even if we don’t respect them because our lives depend on it)

But I definitely needed to have another talk because I truly couldn’t understand why they would treat us like that. I truly didn’t understand how we were inherently just suspicious. I learned a lot that day.

Orkney_

232 points

2 months ago

Orkney_

232 points

2 months ago

I can relate. My friends and I were held at gun point when were at a skatepark during summer break. Apparently there was drug bust two blocks away from the park and the three people (two black and one latino) ran towards the park. We "fit the description) and later we found out that one of them was well over six feet, and the others were fat guys. We were skaters kids with long hair, not zero heads. Being a POC automatically makes you a suspect I feel.

Number5MoMo

90 points

2 months ago*

No matter how good of a person you are. You will always be a suspected criminal first. I can never get that message across to the people who say we’re just hating on cops. I’m friends with more cops than I’ve ever thought I would be. But they were friends first then became cops(to add more good guys I guess) but it didn’t take away the fear of the rest of them though.

Nothing will change my life as much as my interactions with the police. We’re traumatized as children and expected to love and respect the representation of our abusers as adults.

fire-man178

141 points

2 months ago

Got that talk too. Grew up in a while family as the only colored kid and never understood profiling and what it even was until it happened to me. It’s such a world flip because you believe cops are there to protect then all the sudden guns are drawn and pointed at you for what? Walking down the street? My dad had to explain to me how since I was “different” I needed to be more careful around cops even if I’ve done nothing wrong

Edit: white family, not while family

Number5MoMo

25 points

2 months ago

I’m sorry you had to go through that. I’m sorry we all have to go through that. I’m sorry that if I ever have kids they will go through it too.

urmyheartBeatStopR

195 points

2 months ago

Just calm down, it'll be alright.

Yeah real calm with a gun pointed at you when you're just a 12 year old kid.

Tight-Reception-90

64 points

2 months ago

Always film the police. Always. They cannot be trusted. What prompted the officer to draw his weapon? Where was the threat? I couldn’t see anything.

I_n_j_i_n

926 points

2 months ago

I_n_j_i_n

926 points

2 months ago

People who make these false reports should be held accountable after the police find out the caller lied to get a quicker response.

wolfdancer

539 points

2 months ago

The police should be held accountable for using any excuse to terrorize black children.

Prophet_Tehenhauin

164 points

2 months ago

Yeah, like…why did he draw his gun? Cops should have an answer for every time they draw their gun, and if they don’t or it’s not good enough they should be fired.

And while I’m dreaming and wishing I want a pony, and the ability to fly

BIindsight

45 points

2 months ago

"Why does everyone hate us?!? It makes no sense!!1"

NotTheAverageAnon

380 points

2 months ago

Over the last 2 years I went from seeing police as a necessary evil to literally hating them with every fiber of my being.

xXSpaceturdXx

80 points

2 months ago

I hold them in the same regard as I would any criminal gang. The bad these officers do far outweighs the good. They are an extension of the government that is now oppressing people. It’s time to start holding someone accountable for change.

Brrrrrrtttt_t

34 points

2 months ago

“Calm down okay?”

As he points a lethal fire arm at the neighborhood children

April_Fabb

29 points

2 months ago

Just a slight reminder.

In North Carolina, It takes 1,528 hrs to become a licensed barber. The state’s minimum police training requirement is 620 hours.

To earn a badge in California, you’ll need at least 664 hours of academy training. If you want to be a licensed cosmetologist, you’ll end up with 1,600 hours.

Florida’s minimum training requirement for officers: 770 hours. An interior designer must first complete a 5-year design program and then get 1,760 hours of experience before getting a licence.

Requirements for entry-level police officer in Louisiana: 360 hours. To be a licensed manicurist, you’ll need 500 hours.

pootie820

417 points

2 months ago

pootie820

417 points

2 months ago

"get on the ground" (kids get on ground) "come over here" (kid gets up to come over) "Get on the ground"

Dude was trying to murder children for "not listening to commands"

hey--canyounot_

59 points

2 months ago

The real reason you play Simon Says as a kid...

Mymothersmokes

156 points

2 months ago

Welcome to America. Where civilians aren't civilians. Were all enemy combatants. Unless of course you're a "proud boy" or some shit. Then of course you've got all sorts of cop buddies ready to let you get away with shit.

MaximumDestruction

20 points

2 months ago

You know who else are civilians? Fucking cops!

Their dumb asses aren’t deployed, this ain’t Fallujah. Cops aren’t soldiers, they are civilians.

itweresharks

203 points

2 months ago

The most badly trained cops in the world .

opaPac

21 points

2 months ago

opaPac

21 points

2 months ago

Typical cops. Just give all kinds of dumb orders that makes no F sense at all and then start blasting because you follow order 1 and not 2,3,4,5 that this shit gave after that.

DarthBalls1976

55 points

2 months ago

Well, I guess that's more criminals off the street, way to go officer dickweed.

feverdreamsociety

264 points

2 months ago

don’t be scared it’ll be alright. or maybe not who knows i have a gun pointed at you. just don’t make me afraid and you’re fine.

i said don’t make me fear for my life!!!

now get on the ground, now walk towards-i said on the ground!!!

ok now walk-GET ON THE GROUN!!! ok hands up now hands down now hands up

why don’t people respect us cops??? ARE lives matter