“I can’t breathe. I can’t breathe” Black people in this country dare not breathe

The terminated police officer's lawyer says he’s going to trial and that a jury will acquit him.

We need to create a Blue Lives Matter "Hall of Shame". The open and honest discussion about all corruption and other unacceptable behaviors of police officers.

From the article linked below: "Johnnie Rush got stopped for jaywalking … Christopher Hickman, the Asheville Police Department officer who repeatedly struck Rush in the head, used a stun gun on him and put him in a chokehold on the ground… The officer who repeatedly struck Rush in the head … resigned in January, just before he was terminated for violating the use-of-force policy, according to city officials. He was charged in March with felony assault by strangulation and misdemeanor assault inflicting serious injury and communicating threats for the August 2017 incident. His lawyer says he’s going to trial and that a jury will acquit him.

“What happened in these recordings is unacceptable and does not meet the standards of the Asheville Police Department, the values of the City of Asheville, or the expectations of Asheville residents,” city officials said in a written statement posted with the videos Monday. “Christopher Hickman’s actions violated the Asheville Police Department’s vision that all people are treated with dignity and respect. These actions have damaged the progress that the Asheville Police Department has made in the last several years in improving community trust.”

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b1rd
b1rd

I agree. We also need idiots to take responsibility for their actions. This idiot ran his mouth enough to get arrested. Then he ran to avoid the consequences of his first mistake. Stupid.

RunCop
RunCop

I'll bet The ball-less chief who fired this officer has never been in a physical fight in his life!

b1rd
b1rd

Probably has three degrees like the one Hi_estComnDenomn was defending a couple of days ago.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@LawfulPolicing
I'm all for this. Good cops need to start publicly putting bad cops on blast.

LetGodSortItOut
LetGodSortItOut

Can we do a follow up of what happens to this fuking dickhead in gen pop?

Miss Kitty
Miss Kitty

Unfortunately bad cops do exist. Their irresponsible actions do irreparable harm to the reputations of all the good cops out there who take "protect and serve" seriously. The media and activist groups are quick to pounce on these situations and use them to justify their racial discrimination scenarios and persecution of ALL cops, not just the bad ones. What a shame! Why can't police forces get people who aren't crazy/incompetent? Don't they do psych testing anymore?

Old Hawg
Old Hawg

If your suspect can repeatedly say, "I can't breathe!" - then he can breathe. If he says, "Urk, urk, urk!", then he CAN'T breathe and you're doing the chokehold correctly.

b1rd
b1rd

They already do that. To bad the hood doesn't follow suite.

Eaglescout
Eaglescout

Of course he'll be acquitted. He's a cop and unaccountable. Keep up the lords work guys. We're so proud.

Hi_estComnDenomn
Hi_estComnDenomn

@Miss Kitty
If police don't like liberal media using bad cops as tools, then they should be the ones publicly outing bad cops. I've noticed police chiefs doing that more frequently the past couple years, and its a good thing.

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

Good cops have always been involved in getting rid of bad cops. Their testimony carries much more credence than that of other people because they have been trained to observe and articulate the truth.

AnonWarrior
AnonWarrior

There is no such thing as a good cop. Cops in general are low IQ thugs who because they have no other marketable skills find work as enforcers ( much like the mob enforcers ). They are here to generate revenue for the state ( and themselves ) and to enforce laws where 99% of the so-called offenders have done no harm to either person or property.

FpsK9Handler
FpsK9Handler

Dude you are so full of shit! We are one that have to go to people houses and play psychologist, father, mother etc. I would like to see you come put up with the current societies bullshit. And by the way cops go through a pretty intense academic program while in training...we have to know what the laws are and how to apply them. I dont even know why I am even replying other than the fact that you are a moron!

b1rd
b1rd

Your mom finally gave you the cable back so you could charge your tablet?

b1rd
b1rd

The problem with the liberal media is they have difficulty reporting facts. Even with video they continually and deliberately try mislead people. They do succeed with liberals like you though.
I'm still waiting for your definition of assault. Having trouble finding it?

CraigTee-RetiredSD
CraigTee-RetiredSD

I think Lawfulpolicing has a valid point. In fact, I am SO impressed by his approach to handling poor innocent suspects, that I would LOVE to see him/her get out there and work those streets for us and THEN teach the rest how to handle resisting suspects.
How about it @Lawfulpolicing? Instead of sitting in your nice comfortable chair and telling law enforcement how to do their job, you get up off your lazy @$$ and get out there and be the shining example? Just a suggestion.... armchair quarterbacking is for those who should neither be seen NOR heard.