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    Seattle police officer charged with assault


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    "He was captured on camera Dec. 12 kicking a handcuffed man outside the Balmar Bar and Lounge after the fight in which police say Haynes was initially the victim."

    Let's see...an off duty police officer kicking a handcuffed man...

    Not a very smart move, on his part.

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    The guy deserves general population for a year or two.

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    unless of course they can prove the man he kicked is one of seattles own neo-nazi's that the city is popular with....then oh well. skinhead deserved it.


    im gonna get yelled at for that one but..i hate skinheads lol
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    According to the article the Police Officer's Guild is "outraged" that the Prosecutor has made the decision to prosecute the officer because the officer was initially the victim of an allegedly racially based attack....

    Just for argument... let us say that this is 100% accurate.... Just how does this relieve the officer of the responsibility to protect and safegard ANYONE who is in custody! and allow him the right/priviledge to "kick" someone in handcuffs?

    If ANYONE commits a crime, charge them, prosecute them and IF YOU CAN PROVE YOUR CASE incarcerate them, you don't kick someone who is in handcuffs on the ground, I don't care who they are!

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    Quote Originally Posted by carry for myself View Post
    unless of course they can prove the man he kicked is one of seattles own neo-nazi's that the city is popular with....then oh well. skinhead deserved it.


    im gonna get yelled at for that one but..i hate skinheads lol
    While I abhor the stand that the NeoNazis or skinheads have taken that belief in and of itself does not eliminate their Constitutionally Guaranteed or protected rights!

    I am fully willing to have anyone prosecuted for their actions against another. It is improper and unconstitutional(IMO) to prosecute ANYONE for their beliefs!

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    I watched the video and the police officer only administered a "little" parting kick to the handcuffed guy's head.

    Too bad the prosecutor let the cop that murdered the totem-pole whittler walk. Seems that the Seattle prosecutors have their priorities messed up just a little bit. Maybe if police officers administered some little kicks to Seattle prosecutors, the prosecutors might understand things a bit better.

    Police officer: Hey prosecutor let me shoot you in the back a few times.

    Seattle prosecutor: OK, no problem, I deserve it.

    Police officer: Hey prosecutor, let me give you a little kick in the head.

    Seattle prosecutor: That's it, you stepped over the line now. I'm charging you with assault.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeSparky View Post
    According to the article the Police Officer's Guild is "outraged" that the Prosecutor has made the decision to prosecute the officer because the officer was initially the victim of an allegedly racially based attack....

    Just for argument... let us say that this is 100% accurate.... Just how does this relieve the officer of the responsibility to protect and safegard ANYONE who is in custody! and allow him the right/priviledge to "kick" someone in handcuffs?

    If ANYONE commits a crime, charge them, prosecute them and IF YOU CAN PROVE YOUR CASE incarcerate them, you don't kick someone who is in handcuffs on the ground, I don't care who they are!
    You expect union reps to make logical and moral sense? HA HA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_pro2a View Post
    You expect union reps to make logical and moral sense? HA HA
    Well, it would be nice if they did...but you're right, it is an oxymoron

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_pro2a View Post
    The guy deserves general population for a year or two.
    He'd be the most popular guy in the joint, every night. Whenever would he sleep?

    FWIW, the max sentence if convicted is only one year and with WA's horsecrap sentencing system he would probably only be sentenced to a month or two in the County Jail. That's assuming he gets convicted. So far the score on convictions of Police Officers here isn't very good.
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    I know there is a lot of animosity toward LEO, and quite justified by the actions of a relatively small few.
    Maybe, just MAYBE, Seattle in particular, PDs should re evaluate their following of the....





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    Quote Originally Posted by Trigger Dr View Post
    I know there is a lot of animosity toward LEO, and quite justified by the actions of a relatively small few.
    Maybe, just MAYBE, Seattle in particular, PDs should re evaluate their following of the....
    Just a few huh. That's why the Feds are investigating the SPD for systemic, institutional abuse of civil rights.

    Yeah, just a few. Any other myths you want to discuss? Santa Claus? The Great Pumpkin? Tooth Fairy? Etc.

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    I guess this Officer forgot to give the code words " You Feel Me Homie! [stomp] " sarcasm off
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    Not seeing the link to the video? Also wondering who handcuffed who? Isnt there something about holding people hostage, with handcuffs? Or maybe I missed the memo and we are now allowed to handcuff people at will.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_pro2a View Post
    Just a few huh. That's why the Feds are investigating the SPD for systemic, institutional abuse of civil rights.

    Yeah, just a few. Any other myths you want to discuss? Santa Claus? The Great Pumpkin? Tooth Fairy? Etc.
    It's not just a few, and the simple fact that others in the departments (it's not just Seattle) refuse to stand up against those "few" who do make them just as guilty and wrong.

    Proactive law enforcement and liberty cannot and does not live side by side.

    The latest race here in Whatcom for Sheriff proves my point, right now they are running on "crime prevention"......Let's think about this for a second that means they want to be involved in your life and stop you before you do something "illegal"......
    I am not anti Cop I am just pro Citizen.

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