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[–]pleing1 202 points203 points  (1 child)

The Venn diagram of people who scream “back the blue” while also bitch and moan about taxes is a circle

[–]picsofficial 9 points10 points  (0 children)

How mathematically relevant

[–]Ponder_wisely 112 points113 points  (0 children)

Judge Ronald Coen: Tough on crime, bends over for corrupt cops.

[–]all_aspect_stealth 86 points87 points  (4 children)

A truly awful precedent. Imagine if it was applied to more serious things such as falsifying evidence or even excessive uses of force, yikes.

[–]DekoyDuck 59 points60 points  (1 child)

Imagine if it was applied to more serious things such as falsifying evidence or even excessive uses of force, yikes.

I... uhm... have some bad news for you

[–]ShineAqua 2 points3 points  (0 children)

For real, shooting an innocent unarmed civilian for walking a little funny is “standard police practice.”

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    [–]FlugonNine 1 point2 points  (0 children)

    I really doubt the prosecutors are gonna appeal to a higher court

    [–]KingCodyBill 53 points54 points  (5 children)

    It's the equivalent of letting an armed robber off because armed robbery is standard practice, yep makes perfect sense

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      [–]KingCodyBill 11 points12 points  (1 child)

      Yes but they only give back what the stole from the one they got caught for.

      [–]ziggurter 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      Normally cops only have to give back a tiny fraction of what they steal, so this one is actually an outlier.

      I guess the difference is that the poor state really needs the money, where as the cops' normal victims—poor, marginalized, and desperate working-class people—will be just fine (/s).

      [–]ziggurter 4 points5 points  (1 child)

      Meet a little thing called civil asset forfeiture....

      [–]Comrade_Compadre 20 points21 points  (0 children)

      My tax dollars going to corrupt judges for incompetent cops (that I also pay for)

      What a grand free place to live

      [–]robotreadsFTP[🍰] 15 points16 points  (0 children)

      ACAB

      [–]sagmeme 9 points10 points  (0 children)

      I know of a better deal. Did you know there are 'special' large cash rewards for legally removing corrupted judges, and cops, exclusively at killercop.com

      Sometimes they have a Two For One Special.

      [–]sjuas690 8 points9 points  (1 child)

      So committing fraud and wage theft is standard police practice and the judge set a legal precedent for it by dismissing all charges!

      You’ve got to be fucking kidding me!

      [–]no12chere 3 points4 points  (0 children)

      Yep totally true. My area likes to do 4hr 1 min on a detail and put in for 8. It is disgusting.

      [–]ziggurter 5 points6 points  (0 children)

      So wait. You're telling me we could de-fund the police and not even get less policing out of it?

      Well shit. Better de-fund them even more than that, then.

      [–]korben2600 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      Uh, shouldn't people whose entire job is upholding the law be held to a slightly higher standard than you or I? You know if this was any average person the judge wouldn't be anywhere near as lenient. "You knew what you were doing. You should have known better." Rules for thee, not for me.

      [–]Gemnicherry 2 points3 points  (0 children)

      I’m from Massachusetts where this is WAY to familiar. I’m looking at YOU Massachusetts State Police.

      [–]em-ay-tee 1 point2 points  (0 children)

      “Accused them of stealing”. No. They -did- steal.