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Black cop records Ferguson message calls for prayer, forgiveness and trust in God

Posted in Black Babies, Black Church, Black Conservative, Black Neighborhood, Black Victims with tags , , , , , , , , on December 3, 2014 by saynsumthn

Officer King B Woodard recorded a message against racism and looting in Ferguson from inside his patrol car and the video has gone viral on Facebook.

he says firth thing you should do is PRAY. Calls for trust in God and forgiveness as well as peace !!

Says Martin Luther King was rolling over in his grave seeing the riots in Ferguson. Asks the public to continue to pray for Michael Brown’s family and to pray for peace and for each other.

Pro-choice Cop fired for calling anti-abortion protester a “Fat F-ing Cow”

Posted in free speech, Police Bias, pro-choice violence with tags , , , , , , , , on October 25, 2012 by saynsumthn

H/T Opposing Views

An off-duty police officer cannot get his job back after insulting an anti-abortion demonstrator’s weight to show that “the truth sometimes hurts,” a federal judge ruled.

Dick Lalowski worked as a police officer in Des Plaines, Ill., from 1994 until 2008, when he was fired after a hostile off-duty interaction with anti-abortion protesters.

In May 2006, Lalowski was on duty and in uniform when he drove by an abortion clinic and told a group of anti-abortion demonstrators not to impede traffic or stop anyone from entering the clinic. He admits that the interaction was adversarial.

Approximately 15 minutes later, Lalowski returned his equipment to the police station and went off duty. He testified that he was upset at the demonstrators’ display of images of aborted fetuses.

“At that time I was thinking about why would somebody put those signs out there, why would anybody who was trying to help people do that [?] I had to know,” Lalowski said in his deposition (brackets in original).

Lalowski then returned to the abortion clinic in plainclothes and in his personal vehicle. He approached a demonstrator, Paula Emmerth, asked her if she remembered him from earlier. He then told the woman that he was off duty and “not here representing anybody.”

When Lalowski asked “why she had to show those signs,” Emmerth replied that she wanted to tell the truth about abortion.

Lalowski responded: “OK. Let’s talk about the truth then. You’re fat.” He told the demonstrators that they should not display the signs because “the truth sometimes hurts,” and that such images could upset a woman who had miscarried.

When Emmerth refused to take down the signs, Lalowski called her a “fat fucking cow” and a “sinner of gluttony.” He then got down on his hands and knees to show her some exercises she could do to lose weight.

Lalowski told Emmerth she would be a beautiful woman if she was not so fat, and asked her sarcastically if she was hiding food somewhere.

During the one hour and 20 minutes he spent at the demonstration, Lalowski also compared the activists to the Taliban and compared the aborted fetus displays to an image of a Catholic priest leaning over a small boy.

Two demonstrators called 911 to request assistance, but it is unclear if the police acted upon these calls.

Based on this incident, the Board of Fire & Police Commissioners fired Lalowski for conduct unbecoming a police officer. Lalowski challenged the decision, arguing that he was exercising his right to free speech while off duty.

On review, U.S. District Judge James Zagel found that Lalowski’s conduct undermined the public’s confidence in the police force, a matter of far greater concern than his unprofessional comments.

“Although I think it a serious stretch, at this stage I am willing to accept plaintiff’s argument that when he called Emmerth a ‘fat fucking cow’ he intended it as a pointed example of how the truth can hurt, as part of his broader argument that sometimes the starkest forms of truth – i.e. graphic images of aborted fetuses – must be softened to facilitate constructive discourse,” Zagel wrote.

He added: “However, I find that defendants had a legitimate overriding interest in prohibiting their officers from using such profane and insulting language toward members of the public. Public trust in the police is critical to effective law enforcement and it is seriously eroded when police officers are perceived as abusing their authority or behaving unprofessionally. The public is far less likely to cooperate with law enforcement if they anticipate they will not be treated with respect – or worse, subject to verbal abuse. It is difficult to imagine more abusive language than calling someone a ‘fat fucking cow.'”

A number of demonstrators testified that they felt scared and intimidated by Lalowski’s presence and felt helpless in the face of a police officer “out of control.”

“It is difficult to imagine anything more damaging to Defendants’ legitimate interests (or basic social order) than a citizenry that fears its own police force,” Zagel wrote (parentheses in original).

“Plaintiff’s behavior was not only embarrassing for the police department, it undermined public confidence that its officers could be trusted to act within the boundaries of the laws they are charged with enforcing,” he added.

“Given its attenuated connection to any issue of public concern, its profane and insulting nature, and defendants’ overwhelming legitimate interests in prohibiting such speech, I find that Plaintiff’s repeated use of the phrase ‘fat fucking cow’ is not protected and served as a legitimate basis for his discharge,” the judge concluded.

Seattle Police Officer Caught on Tape Punching Woman

Posted in Black Victims, Black Women, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , on June 16, 2010 by saynsumthn

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Pro-choice cop shoots pregnant girlfriend after she refuses abortion

Posted in Abortion, pro-choice, Pro-choice law breakers, pro-choice violence, Violence against women with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on June 10, 2010 by saynsumthn

Former Memphis cop confessed to killing girlfriend, jury told
By Lawrence Buser
June 9, 2010

A former Memphis police officer charged with first-degree murder in the 2008 shooting of his girlfriend “looked like he had the weight of the world on his shoulders” when summoned to headquarters for questioning, a jury was told Wednesday.

Chancy K. Jones initially was vague or silent during questioning, said newly named Deputy Director Toney Armstrong, but then admitted shooting Phyllis Malone because Jones said she threatened to tell his wife about their two-month affair if he did not give her money.

Malone, 31, was found shot to death in her car around 6 a.m. on Sept. 9, 2008, at a Shell gas station at 1709 Whitten Road near Interstate 40.

“It’s not every day you get a police officer accused of murder,” Armstrong said when asked how he remembered the interrogation of Jones almost two years later. “When he came in he looked like he had the weight of the world on his shoulders.”

Armstrong said Jones eventually opened up and gave police a five-page signed statement, part of which Armstrong read to the jury.

According to the defendant’s statement, Malone told Jones that she was pregnant and wanted money for the baby’s care and that she became upset when he told her he would think about it.

“She became irate, cursing, threatening and blackmailing saying that she was going to tell my wife and take me to child support and I had to pay the white man at Juvenile Court,” Jones said in the statement. “I talked to her and she calmed down and she wanted a hug or what not. After that, the conversation picked back up. She asked me the same question again and I told her I would think about it. Then she said ‘Well, I’ll just go and tell the wife’ and said all I was gonna pay for. She said ‘You’ll pay in the long run.’…

“So when I asked her about going to get an abortion done, she cursed and said hell no she wasn’t gonna do that. She was determined that she was going to tell her (Jones’ wife) and come to my house. I asked her not to do it. She said ‘Bye, Chancy.’ That’s when I pulled out a pistol and I shot her.”

A medical examiner said Malone died of gunshots to the right temple, the right side and the right chest area. Malone was not pregnant and, according to her sisters, had had her tubes tied.
Jones, 39, was a three-year veteran assigned to the Uniform Patrol Division at Raines Station before being fired. He is free on $200,000 bond.

The trial is being held before Criminal Court Judge W. Mark Ward.

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Michael Eric Dyson , “This President runs from race like a Black man runs from a cop”

Posted in Black Crime, Harry Reid, Health Care, Obama, Politics with tags , , , , , , , , on January 12, 2010 by saynsumthn

Georgetown University Professor Michael Eric Dyson elaborated, “They would be making hay out of it, calling for his resignation. I think we’re hypocrites and we’re morally weak here.”

Dyson took on Obama’s handling of the issue saying, “This president runs from race like a black man runs from a cop”

Read more: http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2010/01/11/black-professor-obama-runs-race-black-man-runs-cop#ixzz0cQ9VVZOp