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Baltimore juries exonerate and THANK white cop who kicked and spat on black thug

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/editorial/bs-ed-091...
vigorous cyan giraffe
  09/18/17
"Did Mr. Spivey deserve to be convicted of second-degre...
Slap-happy internal respiration
  09/18/17
=if there's a scintilla of evidence that could cause someone...
sooty stead
  09/18/17
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Heady crimson telephone den
  05/22/20
Context is important for the first kick i think. guy evaded...
Magenta Comical Fortuitous Meteor Twinkling Uncleanness
  09/18/17
"And they didnít just acquit him. After the verdict was...
Bronze Excitant Dilemma
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electric striped hyena
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vigorous cyan giraffe
  11/25/19
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vigorous cyan giraffe
  05/22/20
Opinion Editorial Baltimore County police brutality:...
Loss Prevention Partner
  07/28/20
“It’s a matter of race” doesn’t mean...
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Loss Prevention Partner
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"Perhaps kicking a defendant on the ground — incl...
IronMonkey
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Date: September 18th, 2017 3:53 PM
Author: vigorous cyan giraffe

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/editorial/bs-ed-0919-spivey-police-20170918-story,amp.html

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3735637&forum_id=2#34237236)



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Date: September 18th, 2017 4:35 PM
Author: Slap-happy internal respiration

"Did Mr. Spivey deserve to be convicted of second-degree assault? We would urge our readers to watch the video. It certainly appears damning. Perhaps kicking a defendant on the ground ó including once when two other officers are restraining him ó is a reasonable precaution, particularly in the heat of the moment. Maybe what appears to be spitting wasnít really. Perhaps. Maybe. Itís possible."

I probably would have convicted based on the video, but what does the author think reasonable doubt means?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3735637&forum_id=2#34237528)



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Date: September 18th, 2017 4:37 PM
Author: sooty stead

=if there's a scintilla of evidence that could cause someone to reasonably doubt a white cop's (or really any white person's) innocence, then convict

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3735637&forum_id=2#34237543)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 1:22 AM
Author: Heady crimson telephone den



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3735637&forum_id=2#40254376)



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Date: September 18th, 2017 4:46 PM
Author: Magenta Comical Fortuitous Meteor Twinkling Uncleanness

Context is important for the first kick i think. guy evaded police in a stolen car. there is every reason to thibk he is armed and dangerous until 100% restrained.

So then we are just talking about a couple kicks and maybe spitting. This doesnt't seem loke the most egregious example of police brutality even of there is a graphic video.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3735637&forum_id=2#34237597)



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Date: September 18th, 2017 5:42 PM
Author: Bronze Excitant Dilemma

"And they didnít just acquit him. After the verdict was announced, a number of jurors congratulated him. They thanked him for his service."

189

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3735637&forum_id=2#34237986)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 1:19 AM
Author: electric striped hyena



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Date: November 25th, 2019 10:01 AM
Author: vigorous cyan giraffe



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3735637&forum_id=2#39168728)



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Date: May 22nd, 2020 1:16 AM
Author: vigorous cyan giraffe



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3735637&forum_id=2#40254358)



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Date: July 28th, 2020 10:04 PM
Author: Loss Prevention Partner

Opinion Editorial

Baltimore County police brutality: What's the standard?

Baltimore Police Foxtrot helicopter footage from Jan. 25 shows the arrest of 20-year-old Damontae Tyquan Farrar that involved Baltimore County police officer Christopher M. Spivey. Spivey is charged with four counts of second-degree assault stemming from this encounter.

Thirty minutes.

That’s approximately how long it took a Baltimore County jury last week to acquit on all charges Christopher M. Spivey, the 29-year-old police officer charged with kicking and spitting on 20-year-old Diamontae Tyquan Farrar after he led police on a chase with a stolen car and then fled on foot in the Liberty Road area back in January. And they didn’t just acquit him. After the verdict was announced, a number of jurors congratulated him. They thanked him for his service.

And here’s the topper. After it was all over, a representative of the local police union chastised Baltimore County State’s Attorney Scott Shellenberger for ever bringing charges in the first place. David Rose of the Baltimore County Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 4 told The Baltimore Sun’s Jessica Anderson that Mr. Shellenberger will now have to “regain some confidence with the troops at large.” As if Mr. Shellenberger, who estimates his office has brought two criminal cases against police in the past decade and who is one of Maryland’s leading voices to reinstitute the death penalty, was some kind of bleeding-heart liberal on crime.

There’s just one problem with this quick decision and “Blue Lives Matter” chest-thumping and public scolding of the state’s attorney: The video of the incident taken from the vantage of a city police helicopter tells a different story. And then there’s the matter of race. Mr. Spivey is white. Mr. Farrar is black. While other communities across the country are incensed over such incidents and an apparent lack of accountability in the criminal justice system — including St. Louis where angry protests continue over the acquittal of a white police officer in the shooting death of a black defendant — there was nothing but silence to be heard after Thursday’s ruling.

Did Mr. Spivey deserve to be convicted of second-degree assault? We would urge our readers to watch the video. It certainly appears damning. Perhaps kicking a defendant on the ground — including once when two other officers are restraining him — is a reasonable precaution, particularly in the heat of the moment. Maybe what appears to be spitting wasn’t really. Perhaps. Maybe. It’s possible.

But it’s also possible that jurors in Baltimore County have been listening to all the post-Freddie Gray chatter from certain corners of the law enforcement community that siding against them is, as they say in the extortion racket, bad for business. There’s a common narrative in the county: Don’t let Baltimore’s crime problems invade our space. Many county residents want police to use whatever tools are at their disposal to prevent this from happening — as if incidents of brutality accomplished much other than generous financial settlements to victims, like the $1.5 million paid out last year to the mother of 17-year-old Randallstown High School student Christopher Brown who died after an off-duty officer put a chokehold on him in 2012. Charges were brought against that officer, James D. LaBoard, too. He was acquitted.

Let’s assume for the sake of argument that the jury was right and that the state had failed to prove its case against Mr. Spivey. Certainly, Mr. Farrar is no model citizen. It was possible he might have had a gun. It’s entirely reasonable to suggest Deputy State’s Attorney Robin S. Coffin hadn’t met the burden of proof. After all, the defense had an expert who testified that Mr. Spivey’s actions were reasonable. But 30 minutes? Hearty congratulations from jurors? A suggestion the state’s attorney has damaged his reputation with police? Watch the video, then decide.

Baltimore juries are often accused of “nullification.” It’s the idea that defendants are sometimes wrongly found innocent because the jury doesn’t want to see the person punished or doesn’t trust the police and prosecutors. Baltimore County residents like to think this is entirely a city problem. Maybe not.

At the very least, somebody needs to tone down the rhetoric that the state’s attorney’s office had no business prosecuting on the basis of that video. To not have brought charges would have sent a far more troubling message that police in Baltimore County can do whatever they like to a suspect, kick, spit, whatever. That, we’ve learned in Baltimore City, is the path to poisoning the department’s relationship with the neighborhoods most in need of their protection. Everyone ought to be held accountable to reasonable standards of behavior, police included. When misconduct is ignored or excused, it does the rank-and-file officer no favor; it only makes the job that much more difficult and dangerous.

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(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3735637&forum_id=2#40675034)



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Date: July 28th, 2020 10:39 PM
Author: ..,..,.,,,...,...,..,,..,,,,.,,.,,...,,..,,.,.,.,,


“It’s a matter of race” doesn’t mean anything other than the two people involved were different races. That’s it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3735637&forum_id=2#40675157)



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Date: August 1st, 2020 2:36 AM
Author: Loss Prevention Partner



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3735637&forum_id=2#40690985)



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Date: August 1st, 2020 3:24 AM
Author: IronMonkey

"Perhaps kicking a defendant on the ground — including once when two other officers are restraining him — is a reasonable precaution, particularly in the heat of the moment. Maybe what appears to be spitting wasn’t really. Perhaps. Maybe. It’s possible."

So... the author agrees with the verdict?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3735637&forum_id=2#40691043)