Black Family Sues Phoenix PD for $10MM over Shoplifting Incident

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    Video of a May 29 encounter with Phoenix police near 36th and Roosevelt streets shows several Phoenix officers surrounding the parked car of 22-year-old Dravon Ames and his pregnant fiancée, 24-year-old Iesha Harper. In the video, officers can be heard screaming and cursing at the couple, who also have two young children in the car, to "put your f***ing hands up."

    One officer can be seen pointing a gun at the car with children inside, while another can be heard saying, "You're gonna f***ing get shot!" At one point, an officer slams Ames' face against a police car, then kicks his legs apart. Meanwhile, another officer attempts to yank Harper's 2-year-old daughter out of her arms.

    Phoenix police scream 'You're gonna f#$%ing get shot' ... to a shoplifting suspect?

     
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    It's in Arizona....why should I care? :whistle:
     
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      I personally believe thieves should be put to death.
       
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        You cant watch that video and think the police were sane.
         
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          Looks like pretty good policework to me...how does a cop know if the children(and wife) are his and not hostages or he may be using them for human shields??? Always play the percentages if you want to go home at the end of your shift is the number 1 and most important rule of law enforcement....despite any fake racial BS rage.
           
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            Shocking that those officers treated this family like they were so dangerous. Heck, if they thought they were such a harm-threat, they should have positioned themselves behind their car and call them out "hands up". I fret about leaving those officers on the force. We need a short-term Siberia to send guys for retraining.
             
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              It's a good lesson for young soon to be thieves....
               
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                I'd have to see the whole story to make a judgement but as a former public official I would fire the cop for his language. You really need to watch your language when dealing with the public.
                 
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                  Christ man...their JOB is to protect and serve. They are public servants and our ONLY authorized to use deadly force when there is a threat to their safety or public safety. It does NOT mean you draw a loaded weapon at every possible occasion

                  And if we're talking "playing the percentages"...less than 3% of police-citizen interactions end up being violent. Less than 1% of interactions present a deadly threat to the officer. The overwhelming percentage of the time, there is ZERO reason for an officer to be roided up and cussing at a shoplifting *suspect*.
                   
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                    Do you have kids?
                     
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                    Are you or have you ever been in Law Enforcement?
                     
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                    Not in this country, we did patrolling in Afghanistan; and prior to deploying, received training on how to handle public policing from law enforcement. Suffice it to say: this is NOT textbook policework.

                    Anyone under my command acting like that would swiftly spend the rest of the deployment cleaning ****ters with their toothbrush or worse.

                    Now...care to answer my question: do you have kids?
                     
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                      You want to shoot a 4 year old kid for grabbing something at the store? Do you have kids??

                      For fvvks sake y'all...NO ONE WAS CHARGED OR JAILED FOR A CRIME in this case.

                      You have a hard-on for summary executions for blacks or something?
                       
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                        Were the perps black?
                         
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                          If they win the $10M what’s the over/under on how soon they OD on crack?
                           
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                          Yes, bc no criminal has ever pulled a gun from beneath a car seat.

                          Sometimes I think you actually TRY to get more stupid each day.
                           
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                            Zero chance.

                            Less than zero.
                             
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                              Would Avatard post otherwise?
                               
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                                What color was the doll she stole?
                                 
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                                  Since I could only give your post one facepalm I quoted it to give it another.:headslap:
                                   
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