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Racism and bad cops....

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/02/18/oregon-discrimination-arrest/?utm_campaign=wp_main&...

 

When about a half-dozen patrol cars pulled up behind Michael Fesser as he was driving home from work in Portland, Ore., he stopped his car on the side of the road expecting them to zoom past him. Instead, the police officers told the black man to step out of the car and began questioning him about thousands of dollars of stolen cash.

 

“'Where’s the money?'” Fesser said he remembered a West Linn, Ore., officer asking him repeatedly. The policemen asked about Fesser’s employer, a tow company that works as a contractor for several cities in the Portland metro area.

 

“When they first said that, I knew where this was coming from,” Fesser told The Washington Post.

 

The police had a reason to stop him, but it had little to do with stolen money. Rather, as two lawsuits Fesser filed allege, his boss pressured West Linn police to harass him with a groundless arrest. According the lawsuits, which the police department and the employer settled for $1.15 million total, Fesser’s boss, who is white, feared his employee would sue him for racial discrimination. A police investigation would discredit Fesser and possibly thwart his bias suit.

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Be careful, we have another poster here that has been branded by a couple of other posters here as being a "cop hater" because he exposes the actions of bad cops.

 

Why does  "Institutional Racism" exist?   It's because there are racists in many of our institutions in America. Racists should be purged from all of them, it should not be tolerated.


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@ChasKy53 wrote:

Be careful, we have another poster here that has been branded by a couple of other posters here as being a "cop hater" because he exposes the actions of bad cops.

 

Why does  "Institutional Racism" exist?   It's because there are racists in many of our institutions in America. Racists should be purged from all of them, it should not be tolerated.


Good cops hate bad cops like these, because these stories always make their jobs 100 times harder.

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@ManicProgressive wrote:

@ChasKy53 wrote:

Be careful, we have another poster here that has been branded by a couple of other posters here as being a "cop hater" because he exposes the actions of bad cops.

 

Why does  "Institutional Racism" exist?   It's because there are racists in many of our institutions in America. Racists should be purged from all of them, it should not be tolerated.


Good cops hate bad cops like these, because these stories always make their jobs 100 times harder.


You're right, members of my familiy have been policemen. If bad cops aren't pointed out they will never be purged, sometimes the corruption goes all of the way to the top.


Man learns from history that man learns nothing from history.
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