Atlanta expected to pay $20,000 to woman arrested for asking a police officer ‘why'

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    It's shame that bad cops give the other 1% of cops a bad name

    Atlanta expected to pay $20,000 to woman arrested for asking a police officer ‘why' | ajc.com

     
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    why do apologists keep up with this bullshit saying? seeing how numerous cases of police brutality and powertripping are reported everyday don't you think the number is a little higher than 1% now? why this cop isn't fired is beyond me
     
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    That is the real rub. I do not want the city to pay exuberant fees of $2000 an hour for jailing someone that should not have been jailed. That is not addressing the problem. FIRE the offender. THAT would address the problem.
     
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    The American story, in five easy steps:

    White cop tries to enforce law.

    Black woman fights him.

    Jew lawyer sues.

    Taxpayers pay.

    Repeat.
     
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    Partial story.
    Where's Paul Harvey when ya need him?
     
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    What law was he enforcing? And I bet the black cop would be shocked to find out that he is white.
     
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    Let me be Devil's advocate here - it looks to me like the woman was not arrested for merely asking "why." She was arrested because, while she was asking "why," she was also disobeying an officer's command to move. THAT's why she was arrested - not merely for asking "why."

    Now, in spite of that, this is an obvious case of lousy police work. Cops need to use a little common sense. They sometimes need to step away from the situation and look at the Big Picture. Had a reasonable officer done that, this woman would not have been arrested.

    One final comment: In the opening line of your OP, don't you mean 99%, rather than 1%? The way you have it, your remark does not make much sense.
     
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    You are wrong. People have a right to not only question an unlawful order, but also to disobey it

    Why do you think the city settled by paying so much money?
     
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    Atlanta could save a lot of money if they just disbanded the police force.
     
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    Cops are always wrong in libruland. we should just not have any. Who needs em?
     

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