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Cop Movies As Real Life

or Death.

Remember the ‘cop-killer’ bullets that could penetrate a skip loader, but not a double-layer of ballistic vests in Lethal Weapon (Some-number)?

People believe this S***!

Fast forward to this:

How the police can break your password

Threaten to throw you off an 18th floor balcony:

After a few hours of this, which involved an attempt to lure one of Cascioli’s suppliers to his building, the officers focused on Cascioli’s Palm Pilot, which they (correctly) believed contained the information they wanted. But Cascioli wouldn’t provide the password. He claims that police then tried to extract the password through intimidation.

Cascioli says [Officer Thomas] Liciardello asked him a question: “Have you ever seen Training Day?”

When Cascioli said yes, Cascioli says Liciardello looked him in the eyes and said: “This is Training Day for f—ing real,” and then instructed officers Norman and Jeffrey Walker to take him to the balcony.

According to Cascioli and the indictment, Liciardello told them to “do whatever they had to do to get the password.”

Out on the balcony, Cascioli says officers Norman and Walker lifted him up by each arm and leaned him over the balcony railing.

One of the cops involved has confirmed the story.

And the police (whom I generally admire) wonder why people continue to call them Gestapo and such.  Even if 99 police officers follow their department policies to the letter, it only takes ONE STORY like this to sour the opinion for all.
Especially in the minority community, wherein people view cops as The Man, The Establishment.
Of course, media reportage regarding cops shooting, beating, tazing, torturing, and generally abusing minority suspects doesn’t help either!
PS – the story previously reported here regarding Freddy Gray having had recent back surgery (prior to his death in Baltimore Police custody) has allegedly been refuted.  What about subsequent reports about him injuring himself after his arrest to claim brutality?   Bueller?  Bueller?
This just in (0754 MST) – Gray death ruled a homicide – police to be charged (Fox News)

h/t Borepatch

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

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4 thoughts on “Cop Movies As Real Life

  1. “… the police (whom I generally admire)… ”

    At what point does that last qualifier become pro-forma, and then get dropped entirely in the name of honesty?

    Probably safe to say that most cops don’t murder, beat, torture, taze, etc. the people they’re supposed to be protecting. However it’s definitely safe to say that most cops condone, at least through silence, the ones who do. Therefore, given that they’re the only ones who can really know who’s doing what and be in a position to do anything about it, and given that they don’t, how are they not equally culpable? And so…how are they in any way admirable?

    Posted by Joel | May 1, 2015, 9:30 am
    • Certainly the system is far from perfect. And sinning by silence makes cowards of men. Perhaps it will take profound abuse of family or friends for me to lose this opinion(?) I come from a law-enforcement family. The hundreds of thousands police interactions with the public which don’t leave them feeling abused versus the abusive ones – the ones who get the media attention…? Just because a cop works for the same department as some badge-heavy clown doesn’t necessarily mean he knows of the wrongs. or has evidence of them. Most departments have procedures for reporting and dealing with such things.
      Regardless, most are admirable as they are underpaid, subjected to all kinds of abuse, and not appreciated for the tedious, sometimes boring and dangerous job they do.
      Joel, I’ve reported, and will continue to report, police misconduct in this blog. And, if it is determined cover-ups have occurred, that as well.
      I DO appreciate your candor and commentary!

      Posted by guffaw1952 | May 1, 2015, 10:01 am
  2. Guffaw, I also come from a LEO background, and know that the code of silence among officers is all but unbreakable. I’ve personally seen both sides of that, and the “I know about it but it’s not my problem to solve” attitude is pervasive, even in small departments. It’s also entirely possible that an individual officer might not know about something in a big city department, but cops talk among themselves. A lot. I suspect they’ve heard about it, even if they don’t know for sure.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | May 1, 2015, 11:43 am

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