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CaptainACAB wrote

The girls were delivering "thankful turkeys" — thank you notes written on paper cut to resemble a turkey — last November. One of the turkeys, made for Rowland's wife, was taped to Rowland's front door. When Rowland discovered the paper, he went out to the street carrying his gun and stopped the car.

After pointing the gun at the car, he grabbed the driver and only adult in the car, by the hair and held his gun to her head. He threatened to shoot her before demanding that she leave.

Dunn called the incident a "terrible and traumatic event" for the girls and woman involved but also said Rowland did not present an ongoing threat from which society needs protection.

The girls spoke about tarnished relationships, fear and the counseling they are now subject to. One of the girls said that she had been told countless times that she and the other girls had ruined a good man's life, that they had committed a crime, and that they got what they deserved.

"I want to say I took full responsibility for what I did," he said. … "I just want to say, 'I'm sorry to the families.' I hope the girls can get over it."

I can't with this man I just

Fucking goddamn cops

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CaptainACAB wrote

Seeing people as a job description rather than aknowlaging their humanity is textbook dehumanization.

I fully acknowledge the abstraction of "humanity" in police officers; I fully recognize them as human beings. Even the many, many, many white supremacists in their ranks. I still don't care if they die, their "humanity" means exactly nothing to me; they actively profit off of keeping systems intact that I want destroyed; this makes them my enemy, their function within society dictates their actions and ignoring it is ridiculous.

The reason they don't "just change jobs" is because they have been irreversibly changed by becoming police officers. They can never escape. The government systematcaly traumatizes people before handing them a gun, and having them wander our streets, libraries, schools, and neaborhoods.

Yeah, they're "just following orders", right? This absolves them of all accountability and consequence. Every prison guard is a victim of circumstance.

I was formerly part of the alt right growing up, before a friendly leftist somehow put up with me and helped me get therapy and become a better, healthier person.

Good for you, I guess? These people didn't do that, so you can take solace in the fact that you're a "better person" than them. It's not my job or obligation to make nice with white supremacists/ fascists/authoritarians, nor am I under any obligation to avoid speaking ill of their dead.

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CaptainACAB wrote

Right. We're "psychopaths" because we're not in our feelings about a few power hungry tyrants with a state-sanctioned license to kill offing themselves because they're being criticized for their well known abuse of power.

It isn't at all hilarious that when faced with criticism, they chose to kill themselves rather than change their jobs. Why did the ones who retired still kill themselves shortly after they retired? I don't know and I don't care; they still saw themselves as cops otherwise they could just dissociate completely, delude themselves into thinking they've turned over a new leaf; people have convinced themselves of more outlandish claims.

And I couldn't care less how they're harmed by the system "we" setup; they obviously don't either, since defending and enabling it is their job description.

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asterism wrote

Reply to by !deleted30

Took me awhile to process that headline(and to finally read the article)

Damn that shit is messed up. Bet they didnt even bother to try and track down the rapist either.

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ChaosAnarchy wrote

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CNN also learned that Elizondo was recorded on video after delivering medical care to survivors, reflecting on the horrors of what she saw inside.

And officer asked if her children attended Robb Elementary.

Elizondo's response:

Officer: "Are your kids ok?"

Elizondo: "Yeah my son's in daycare, he's not old enough. (crosstalk) "Yeah no, if my son had been in there I would not have been outside, I promise you that."

wow...

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rmlrml wrote

Reply to by !deleted30

No, they didn't.

Graziano's wife, 45-year-old Tracy Martinez, was killed Monday ... Police issued an Amber Alert after Martinez's killing

They issued the amber alert after the mother's killing.

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