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Officer put in school to protect kids... you know what happens next

12:51 pm - 10/07/2009
Kid gets BEAT DOWN from cop for not tucking his shirt in.



" No explanation at all... No one is talking about it."


edit: more recent cop stories.


Police chief immune from prosecution after he tasered the husband of the woman he was molesting.
http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/2009/10/edward-locke-jr-of-bella-villa-profiling-scalias-new-police-professional.html


Nurse suing chicago police after they arrested her for following hospital procedure.
http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/1782491,nurse-lawsuit-cop-cuff-drawing-blood-092109.article

Pheonix police (true champs of justice) shoot homeowner 6 times in the back, plan coverup, all audio-recorded.
http://www.courthousenews.com/2009/09/23/Family_Says_911_Tape_Caught_Cops_Planning_Cover-Up_After_Shooting.htm

cop arrest skateboarder, threatens to break his arm like a twig.
http://backporch.fanhouse.com/2009/10/01/cop-arrests-skateboarder-threatens-to-break-your-arm-like-a-tw/#cont

Drunk driving, power abusing, evidence tampering cop to be given job back, with backpay
http://news.cincinnati.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/AB/20091005/NEWS0107/310050053/
youbeboy 7th-Oct-2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
Senseless is the only word that comes to mind.
bludstone 7th-Oct-2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
what about "typical"

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devil_details 7th-Oct-2009 05:18 pm (UTC)
Cops are just criminals with superiority complexes.
browneyedguuurl 7th-Oct-2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
Not all of them, but that is a reality. I feel bad for the cops that actually do a great job though, since they get shitty pay, and looked down on.
lanrek 7th-Oct-2009 05:20 pm (UTC)
Who polices the police?
zharia 7th-Oct-2009 05:43 pm (UTC)
WHO WATCHES THE WATCHMEN.
thechangingwind 7th-Oct-2009 05:26 pm (UTC)
That officer's actions are appalling. The past few weeks haven't been the greatest in Chicago, have they?
brewsternorth 7th-Oct-2009 05:27 pm (UTC)
I wonder whose bright idea it was to assign the cop to a school anyway - strikes me that's not the sort of thing that should be within their bailiwick except in exceptional circumstances.
theartema 7th-Oct-2009 07:01 pm (UTC)
We always had a cop assigned to the high schools here in my city, even before shootings became the thing. He was there to monitor security cameras, kept his car parked out front to discourage people from speeding through the school zone and could lend a hand if the regular security guys couldn't handle an issue.

He was a really pleasant, down-to-earth guy. It's a shame not all cops are like him, especially when they're going to be around young people for long hours.
suckmyglock 7th-Oct-2009 05:32 pm (UTC)
I guess he might have mouthed off to the cop, but even so that is still not worthy of a beating, especially in a school.
popehippo 7th-Oct-2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
WTF, why was the cop even there? D:
bludstone 7th-Oct-2009 05:37 pm (UTC)
to protect the kids
roboplege 7th-Oct-2009 05:36 pm (UTC)
Jesus buggerarseing christ.
ginalin 7th-Oct-2009 06:05 pm (UTC)
I took my kids out of public school after working in one. They're just a crappy mix of a day care and a minimum security prison with badly funded, outdated and excruciatingly boring education anymore.
karmanotdharma 7th-Oct-2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
I just read an article about a cop (I think) fining a 10 yr old boy who had a behavior disorder and disrupted class $260. :(
iisz 7th-Oct-2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
My child is special needs. If that ever happened to her, oh the anger I would have. I hope that officer is let go and sued into oblivion.
bludstone 7th-Oct-2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
I'd rather see the cop arrested for violently assaulting someone.

At most, this guy MIGHT lose his job, MAYBE. But he'll probably get another job as a cop somewhere else fairly soon. I recently read a story about a Bad Cop that had been fired from more then 10 stations.
pennieblack 7th-Oct-2009 06:35 pm (UTC)
Speaking up for police in schools: my high school had an officer assigned. He connected with kids, he was a highly visible authority figure, and I strongly believe that the school was a better place for his presence.

@This video: What the ever-loving fuck?
theartema 7th-Oct-2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
Re cops in schools: same with my high school. He also acted as something of a counselor for some kids since we didn't have one on campus.

The cop in the video is just... ugh. Way to impress upon kids how not to trust the police.
andrea_p 7th-Oct-2009 08:34 pm (UTC)
Right-click, save.

I'm so passing this pic on to my husband.
iamcheryltweedy 7th-Oct-2009 07:32 pm (UTC)
We had a deputy at my high school. He spent most of his time flirting with freshman girls. I don't remember him ever doing anything of worth.
afa_mom 7th-Oct-2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
he must have said something to piss off the cop. he wouldnt just do that for no reason. and the kid doesnt look or sound like special needs.
bludstone 7th-Oct-2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
mouthing off to a cop is not cause for violence, period. We have free speech in this country, and being rude to someone is not grounds for a violent attack.

also, just because he doesnt look or sound, doesnt mean anything.
chantalzola 7th-Oct-2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
Don't a lot of schools have cops in them? This video is kind of misleading, not all cops in schools go around beating children up. It's not because a cop was put into the school that this kid was unjustly beaten up, it was because there's something seriously wrong with this particular cop.

That being said, what a fucked up situation.
bludstone 7th-Oct-2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
Yes, a lot of schools have cops in them.

jeppa 7th-Oct-2009 07:57 pm (UTC)
Semi OT:

I've got a contract right now to do some freelance writing for a municipal police station. I have a special lanyard that has a photo ID card on it and a swipe card that allows me into the secure areas of the department. A few weeks ago I was about to leave the media room at the station and I guess my lanyard had gotten tucked inside my jacket. My police constable coworker stopped me before I left the media room and said "Hold on! Make sure your lanyard is visible as you walk through the station. If they don't see your lanyard you'll get taken down, and that will hurt."


I was like, D:

excusemesenator 7th-Oct-2009 08:10 pm (UTC)
I have a hypothesis that every time a cop says "You will get taken down, and that will hurt," he's nursing a semi.
excusemesenator 7th-Oct-2009 08:15 pm (UTC)
It seems like half of all police officers are just over-sized versions of this:

andrea_p 7th-Oct-2009 08:39 pm (UTC)
My husband came home from work just the other day and the first thing he did was find that article about the Phoenix police's attempted murder cover-up. I was floored. Absolutely floored. I was really glad for the family that most of the attempted cover-up was recorded on the 911 call the family had made. All of those guys deserve to rot.

Full disclosure: My husband is a Criminal Investigative Division Special Agent for the U.S. Army. So while he is kind of a cop, he hates most cops with a passion.
ex_drakyn 7th-Oct-2009 11:26 pm (UTC)
When people talk about how "oh, this was just one bad apple!!!111" I want to ask how many bad apples does it take before you declare the whole orchard rotten.

If people want more stories they can google Oscar Grant, Duanna Johnson, Amnesty International's report Stonewalled, police brutality at the RNC, and Juanita Young.
noir_aya 8th-Oct-2009 06:02 am (UTC)
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