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Post Reply Do you believe the media is pushing a "Cops vs. Innocents" agenda?
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Posted 3/13/15
Police brutality is a hot topic in news articles and videos today.
I want to hear everyone's pure thoughts on this.

Do you think the media is trying to push a "Cops vs. Innocents" agenda since it's popular, or that they are actually helping uncover police corruption and brutality that has been ignored for too long?
Do you think they are trying to manipulate the masses? Or that they are giving victims a voice?
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Posted 3/13/15
However its displayed.

I know not all cops are bad.
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A few bad apples and a lot of frightened civilians leads to an angry mob demanding recompense against cops everywhere. It doesn't change the offending incident. Instead what should occur is better changes in training and screening of potential officer candidates before something tragic ever happens in the first place.
Posted 3/13/15
uncover police brutality...

i don't know how anyone can take the sides of cops after they've been shooting several people under 18 dead... this kind of thing would not be forgivable here in australia...

even a simple taser can get controversial...
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There are definitely a lot of bad apples for the police in America. At the same time, there are a lot of police officers who are not bad apples. After so many controversial incidents, it has gotten to the point where when there are incidents where lethal force is used, there is more scrutiny now these days than ever before.
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Posted 3/13/15
My pure thoughts. Cops, are people given really dangerous jobs. They can be on edge and sometimes make rash decisions. The fact that they can take away your money, freedom and life sometimes makes the people they are suppose to protect on edge and those people can make rash decisions. So both groups have reason to be on edge. That said, people get stressed out and then shit happens.

So bottom line, not all cops are the same but it takes just one bad apple to fuck up your whole world. I think people have a right to be informed of the dangers as well as the benefits.
Posted 3/13/15
I think any media outlet will put just about anything to get ratings,it's nothing new really. It's been happening for a long time the only thing that is new is the coverage of it to this degree, and I guess shedding light on the situation can cause a shift in some cops, but it's also going to provoke a lot of paranoia/hatred towards cops since a few (in comparison to the whole active force) when and did some F'ed up stuff.
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Posted 3/13/15
porque no dos?

is there police brutality and cruelty?
yes.
Is the media marketing the idea of police vs. innocents?
yes.
I have had a black police officer as a professor before and during class we watched a couple of videos of white police officers blasting away white innocents because they made sudden jerky movements.
For example an old man pulled out his cane when the police told him to get out of his vehicle and the officer fired at the old man. The police officer then started crying because he realized that it was a cane and not a shotgun. My professor then said something to the effect of " now this officer is going to be hesitant the next time someone makes a similar motion which may cost him his life"
Either people need to be educated on the cognition of police officers or police officers need re-training in their tactics.
Police officers believe that in some point during their career, there will be someone who will attempt to kill me knowing that I am a police officer
IF police officers are trained to believe that people will make attempts on their lives, then when a police officer see someone making movements that look like an individual is drawing a firearm, the officer is more than likely going to shoot.
The media is able to market this because it goes against the values of America, such as "to protect and serve".
The media is able to market the clash between the ideal values that America has concerning law enforcement and the real values of law enforcement which do not match the values.
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Posted 3/13/15
Cops are still people. People tend to be paranoid, immature, and stupid. However, I still find it sad how even cops fall to vice and idiocy just as easily as the rest. After all, we all depend on them when sh*t hits the fan, so who can possibly predict that the cops would make it worse? I find that rather terrifying.

Where are the heroic vigilantes when you need them, huh?
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Posted 3/13/15
I was a cop in Air Force, Half my friends are cops. That said... American Police officers a very poorly trained, who are told to shoot if they feel their livers are in danger, Its this training that leads to a lot of people (600+ a years) Being killed in America. If we count the survivors its even more.

If you can not handle a guy with a pocket knife, or being naked on drug, or being homeless and upset without shooting them, then maybe you should think about getting another job. You took a job that have risk, and you should be able to handle the situation without going over board. If you can't its not a job for you.
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illuminati is trying to hide the fact that police men/women are actually aliens from the moon, and that they crave for violence. President Obama and Stephen Harper are lizard men too, and they also crave for violence. They secretly kidnap kids across the world, eating their brains out, whilst punching it's corpse into mash potatoes. I know this may sound really believable, but sorry to break it to ya', it's not. Have a nice day.
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Posted 3/13/15
I am someone who likes to stay informed, I'm also someone who stopped watching the new as a new years resolution because I'm tired of all the political games that are being played. O live in NY state and work in NYC and couldn't take the "citizens vs cops" bull the media kept trying to feed everyone.
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Posted 3/13/15

Kaeru69 wrote:

illuminati is trying to hide the fact that police men/women are actually aliens from the moon, and that they crave for violence. President Obama and Stephen Harper are lizard men too, and they also crave for violence. They secretly kidnap kids across the world, eating their brains out, whilst punching it's corpse into mash potatoes. I know this may sound really believable, but sorry to break it to ya', it's not. Have a nice day.


OF COURSE! It all makes sense now! I feel so enlightened.
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Posted 3/13/15
Everything the media touches turns to ash.
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Posted 3/13/15 , edited 3/14/15

This is the news media.....
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