More of Scalia’s New Police Professionalism
Here are some recent high lights of cops doing more harm than good, at least in these specific instances.
First up is this rather scary beating a drunk off duty police officer delivers to a femal bar tender. Note that until this tape was aired by the news channels the officer in question was going to be charged with misdemeanors. Heck, I wouldn’t be surprised if the general feeling was that he would get to keep his job. Nice to know that the Chicago PD likes to arm police officers who beat up women half their size.
Also in Chicago the brave, brave cops shot a black lab while serving a drug warrant for drug use in a private home. The police usually shoot the family dog when they do one of these raids. Not only that, but if they cut through another person’s yard to get to a house they are raiding and find a dog in the yard they are cutting through…they often shoot that dog as well. Get upset with the cops for shooting your pet chances are they will throw you to the ground, handcuff you and arrest you. The policy at the Round Lake Police Department basically gives cops a license to shoot any dog they like,
It is department protocol for officer to shoot a dog if they feel threatened, Bitler said. The discretion is up to the officer.
How do you prove that your dog was not acting aggressively? Basically it is the citizen’s word against the cops and we all know how that usually turns out.
And back to Atlanta, where despite all the righteous rhetoric of the local politicians, police conduct another wrong door raid. The last wrong door raid we heard about from Atlanta had the police murdering an 88 year old woman. Barbara Cross should consider herself lucky.
All links vai Radely Balko.