Knox County cop fired immediately after photos show brutal choking of student

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  1. Crabtownboy

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    And the white college kid didn't die ... yet the Sheriff's officer was fired. Double standard?

     
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    Different jurisdictions
     
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    True Salty, very true. However it is illegal for a New York policeman to use a choke-hold, and yet the policeman in NY has not, to my knowledge, even been reprimanded or warned. Should he be fired. After all he broke the law. So many on the board scream that the poor man who died was committing an illegal act. Well, so was the policeman.



     
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    Or is that law/policy a bad one.

    I normally prefer to give the cop the benefit of the doubt.

    As I have stated before - do what the cop says-
    If there is a problem then tell it to the judge.
     
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    I think the law making it illegal to sell loose cigarettes is stupid, but ....

    As my Mom used to say, "What is good for the goose is good for the gander."

    So overlook it when a cop breaks the law or apply it selectively? That is a real slippery slope.


    I would agree with you there. But this fellow did nothing, IMHO, to justify taking him down with an illegal chokehold and certainly nothing to justify his death.
     
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    Yep. There it is again

    A lot of white people say give the cop the benefit of the doubt when he kills a black man because most white people haven't experienced the police misconduct that so many blacks have.

    The stuff yall are talking about is nothing more than slavery repackaged.

    For just as black people were relegated to having to endure the beatings, the burnings, the public strippings, the hangings, and the lynchings of slavery and the pre-Civil Rights era, some white people seem to think they need to just sit back and let the police treat them the same way.

    The police are supposed to serve and protect. They are not supposed to insult and harass and murder.
     
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    No. Choke holds are not illegal. Each law enforcement agency has their own rules.

    I'm hoping you'll catch on before starting another 14 threads on choke holds.

    They are not "ILLEGAL".
     
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    Yeah, you can totally go around putting people in chokeholds. They are totally legal. :laugh:
     
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    Should the officer have been fired? He was you know. Why is this so?
     
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    That's right. They are. But if banned by a law enforcement agency for use by their officers, they can be held responsibility administratively for using one, even if no injury occurs.
     
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    It's up to his employer.
     
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    No, we call that assault. Not legal.
     
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    If you did it to another individual, probably, unless you were defending yourself. Then it could be self defense.

    For a police officer making an arrest of a suspect who is fighting him, good luck with the assault thing.
     

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