American Policing

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American Policing

Post by ed » Mon Mar 12, 2018 4:57 pm

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Many of the electric shock devices used by law enforcement are meant to be out of sight, but every once in a while comes a reminder that their use is widespread.

This time, it happened in Fort Worth. A conviction there was overturned last month because the judge had ordered the defendant to be electrically shocked by a device on his ankle three times during his trial, court documents show.

These devices have been referred to as stun belts, shock belts or stun cuffs. Some of the devices, which are used to restrain inmates, are strapped to the ankle and others around the torso. When triggered, the shock is comparable to that of a Taser; it is usually enough to knock a person to the ground, sometimes prompting involuntary defecation or urination.

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Re: American Policing

Post by gnome » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:24 pm

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Re: American Policing

Post by gnome » Mon Mar 12, 2018 8:24 pm

Creepy, though, especially with how low key it's been.
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Re: American Policing

Post by Anaxagoras » Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:38 am

A fool thinks himself to be wise, but a wise man knows himself to be a fool.
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Re: American Policing

Post by ed » Sun Mar 18, 2018 7:29 pm

Officer Nector Martinez took the witness stand in a Bronx courtroom on Oct. 10, 2017, and swore to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, so help him God.

There had been a shooting, Officer Martinez testified, and he wanted to search a nearby apartment for evidence. A woman stood in the doorway, carrying a laundry bag. Officer Martinez said she set the bag down “in the middle of the doorway” — directly in his path. “I picked it up to move it out of the way so we could get in.”

The laundry bag felt heavy. When he put it down, he said, he heard a “clunk, a thud.”

What might be inside?

Officer Martinez tapped the bag with his foot and felt something hard, he testified. He opened the bag, leading to the discovery of a Ruger 9-millimeter handgun and the arrest of the woman.

But a hallway surveillance camera captured the true story: There’s no laundry bag or gun in sight as Officer Martinez and other investigators question the woman in the doorway and then stride into the apartment. Inside, they did find a gun, but little to link it to the woman, Kimberly Thomas. Still, had the camera not captured the hallway scene, Officer Martinez’s testimony might well have sent her to prison.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/18/nyre ... v=top-news

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Re: American Policing

Post by shemp » Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:17 pm

And why do you want to coddle criminals? WHY DO YOU HATE ALABAMA!?!1!/??ELEVENTY????!1!
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