[Discussion] Police, White Nationalists, and the Rise of Fascism


emphasis mine.

Baron Of Hell wrote:

The crazy thing is that nothing is happening to the people that provided a edited video and knowingly lied to protect the cop.

That probably has something to do with the fact the community has thrice elected a DA who doesn't give a f*ck.

In fact when the same DA ruled that the police shooting of Bernardo Palacios-Carbajal was legally justified last summer--the police fired 34 rounds at Palacios-Carbajal, hitting him about 15 times--people targeted his office building in protest, breaking some windows and splashing it with red paint. The DA responded by charging everyone involved with felony rioting--a first degree felony that carries a sentence up to life--instead of criminal mischief, which is a second degree felony. The DA also used a gang enhancement law passed in the 90s to deter drug trafficking to boost the severity of charges on two defendants.

And it worked. After a year of legal battles all but one defendant plead guilty to misdemeanors and had to repay $100,000 of the supposed $200,000 in damages to the DA building.

The DA's term is up in 2022. We'll see if he gets re-elected or if he decides to move on to a bigger political office.

Long thread on twitter

Cop caught trying to plant evidence in the car that he found on one of the passengers, so then they would have probable cause to search the car. Luckily driver was recording and announced as he saw the cop put something in the back seat. So suddenly no arrests, no search, everyone was let go with just the original speeding ticket. The PD statement says some BS about improper disposal of evidence. The passenger had other items confiscated and returned, but just the one baggie that looked like it could have contained drugs at some point was the piece the cop tried to plant.

Can't trust any of them, ever. Record everything.