February 14, 2019
Claim: Most cops are irredeemable sociopaths.
Claim: Cops operate like a mafia/gang and you’re just a mark.
Claim: You don’t need even need cops in a healthy homogenous society.
On July 27, 2017, Johnny Wheatcroft was a passenger in a silver Ford Taurus when a pair of Glendale, Arizona, police officers pulled in front them in a Motel 6 parking lot.
The stop was for an alleged turn signal violation.
Minutes later, Wheatcroft was handcuffed lying face down on the hot asphalt on a 108-degree day. He’d already been tased 10 times, with one officer kneeling on his back as another, Officer Matt Schneider, kicked him in the groin and pulled down his athletic shorts to tase him a final time in his testicles, according to a federal lawsuit and body camera footage obtained by Scripps sister station KNXV-TV.
The scene was witnessed by his 11- and 6-year-old sons.
“I have never seen anything like this before… This is just beyond the pale. It’s outrageous conduct.”
Multiple independent law enforcement experts, who agreed to review the incident, said the officers’ conduct was unlawful, potentially criminal, and one of the most cruel and troubling cases of police misconduct they’ve ever seen.
“I have never seen anything like this before,” said Jeff Noble, an attorney and former deputy chief of police in Irvine, Calif., who’s testified in hundreds of cases including Tamir Rice and Philando Castile. “ It reminds me of a case in New York where an individual was sadistically taking a broom handle and shoving it up (the suspect’s) anus. This is just beyond the pale. It’s outrageous conduct.”
It occurs to me that this is the fate that awaits a lot of CrimeThinkers in America – if not something much worse.
I’m sure that some of you might have considered that possibility as well.
Schneider was suspended for 30 hours and remains an active officer on the force, records show.
The experts said it was appalling that Officer Schneider, who has won multiple awards from the police chief and has represented Glendale twice on the TV show Cops, was not terminated. They also believe Glendale should have referred the case for outside criminal investigation and prosecution.
“If he intentionally struck a passenger in the testicles, and then intentionally tased him in or near the genitals, I’m surprised he hasn’t been prosecuted,” said Seth Stoughton, a former police officer who’s now an attorney and professor at the University of South Carolina School of Law. “It raises half a dozen red flags that suggest the need for a thorough review, including a review to determine if the officer committed any crimes.”
Then the police tried to cover up this case by releasing a false report.
The release is full of omissions and information that does not match up with the departments own records.
But the lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court of Arizona by attorneys Marc Victor and Jody Broaddus, alleges that the officers violated the constitutional rights of Wheatcroft and his wife, Anya Chapman, and engaged in the “excessive use of force and torture.”
Wheatcroft and Chapman, who were arrested and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer, spent months in jail after the incident because they couldn’t afford bail.
Chapman agreed to plead guilty to a lesser charge in order to get home to her children, her attorneys said.
The officers also lied to the guy, saying that it was illegal for him to sit in the passenger seat of a car without his ID. Which means that it really does just seem like these cops decided to go out of their way to beat up some random guy.
Claim: The cops are secretly BASED and on our side.
Claim: The cops only treat criminal minorities badly.
Claim: Cops are good people who are doing the job out of a sense of duty to society.
This is yet another one of those Boomerisms that we’re stuck with in contemporary American society.
People who mentally live in another era make these claims that just aren’t backed up by observable reality or anecdotal experiences that the average American has with cops.
And just wait until they criminalize having bad opinions.
Who do you think will be enforcing those laws? Well, our loyal boys in blue, of course.
Most people – not counting Boomers who aren’t people, really – hate the cops.
Sure, lots of people are vile criminals that deserve to be punished for their disgusting ways, but literally no one under 40 likes the police or defends them in casual conversation. That is to say that anti-cop positions are quite popular with younger folks who don’t live in leafy suburbs and only drive on Sundays.
In fact, if some shitlib starts ragging on the police in my company, I don’t fight them on that point.
“Yes, you’re right, the police are psychopaths,” I agree and amplify.
If they bring up the whole race thing, I just point to stories like this and mention how there is never any outrage when a White person is tortured by the police. Meanwhile, whole sections of cities get burned down when something similar happens to blacks. I openly muse about just how many poor White people get beaten, maimed and killed by the police and we never hear about it because the Jewish media doesn’t care about White Lives, only Black, Brown and Jewish Lives.
This talking point works quite well, I find.
The reason is simple: no one wants to take a position in a debate where they’re the ones forced to defend the cops.