Cognitive Dissonance

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Darren Wilson’s first job was on a troubled police force disbanded by authorities

"The small city of Jennings, Mo., had a police department so troubled, and with so much tension between white officers and black residents, that the city council finally decided to disband it. Everyone in the Jennings police department was fired. New officers were brought in to create a credible department from scratch."

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Lost a cop friend on Facebook today because he messaged me with this “Not all cops… but what about all the good ones?!” bullshit. I got pissed and fired back, “If it’s not all cops, and some of y’all are good guys, then what the fuck are y’all doing about the bad cops trashing your reputations? What are y’all doing to stop the unjustified and racist use of lethal force? Why are you defending a murderer? This looks more like y’all ‘good cops’ are more into serving and protecting your own asses instead of the people.”

He called me a reactionary bitch and said I could go get teargassed for all he cared with the “thugs” in Ferguson. He also said that people like me sympathizing with “the wrong type of people” get officers killed every day, and that people in Missouri are “determined to learn that the hard way by pushing officers into using deadly force, even if they dont [sic] want to and these thugs will make more mistakes happen.”

Guess he’s not one of those good cops after all.

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Fuck everything about this.Wearing one of these shirts is flat out advertising a person’s disgusting racism and should be reviled as such. The KKK is also raising a defense fund for Darren Wilson. Let that sink in for a moment.The cops met the 125 protestors on bicycles and on foot, with no riot gear, tear gas or SWAT. As opposed to tonight, when they gassed the crowd and threatened to shoot a reporter.Spread this shit like wildfire, y’all.

Fuck everything about this.

Wearing one of these shirts is flat out advertising a person’s disgusting racism and should be reviled as such. The KKK is also raising a defense fund for Darren Wilson. Let that sink in for a moment.

The cops met the 125 protestors on bicycles and on foot, with no riot gear, tear gas or SWAT. As opposed to tonight, when they gassed the crowd and threatened to shoot a reporter.

Spread this shit like wildfire, y’all.

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Atlanta Police Officer Still on Duty after Numerous Shocking Offenses, Records Show

I collaborated with Matthew Cardinale, editor/founder of Atlanta Progressive News, on an exposé of Officer Edward Rabb. Rabb is currently serving as a cop for the Atlanta PD despite a 735+ page disciplinary file containing charges of domestic assault, failure to respond to a call, losing a suspect’s gun, failure to appear in court, a DUI, and a violent sexual assault.

Share widely, especially if you live in Georgia. Read the full timeline here: http://atlantaprogressivenews.com/interspire/news/2014/05/19/full-timeline-apd-officer-rabb%E2%80%99s-disciplinary-history.html

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Police Kill Unarmed Former Football Player Who May Have Been Seeking Help After A Car Crash

Jonathan Ferrell, 24, walked half a mile to find help. Instead, the unarmed man was fatally shot by an officer of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

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The Charlotte Observer reports that the car crash was so severe that Ferrell likely had to “pull himself out” of the wreckage. He then walked to the nearest house, about a half mile away, to seek assistance. But the local resident whose home Ferrell arrived at was frightened that he was attempting to burglarize her after not recognizing him.

The resident then made a 911 call and three officers arrived at the scene.According to police accounts, Ferrell, who is African-American, acted “aggressively” and charged towards the officers.

Please, try to tell me race had nothing to do with this. Go ahead. A skinny white kid running towards the cops, grateful that someone was coming to help, would have fared far better. If I’d just been in a terrible accident, I might run towards police as well, thinking they were there to help. 

At least the officer who shot him has been charged with voluntary manslaughter after investigators determined the use of lethal force was “excessive”.

(Source: think-progress)

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