Protesters Chant "Fuck the Police" in Solidarity with Ferguson, Missouri (Video)

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It is a true irony that at a time of historically low violent-crime rates in America, so many Americans are critical of police nationally.

According to a recent Pew Research Center/USA Today poll, Americans by a 2-to-1 margin say cops across the country "don't do a good job in holding officers accountable for misconduct, treating racial groups equally, and using the right amount of force."


Dennis Gilman's video of last week's demonstration

The numbers vary when folks are asked about local police forces. And the racial and political party divides shake out as you would expect, with minorities and Democrats expressing far more disapproval of police performance.

See also:
-Fear of Ferguson: PPD Chief Garcia's New Stance on Officer Shootings Rings Hollow

Still, in the wake of the overreaction of cops in Ferguson, Missouri, "Officer Friendly" is more or less seen these days as "Officer Shoot First, Ask Questions Later."


New Times contributor Troy Farah's video of the same march

As longtime Phoenix activist Fronzo West, aka "The Fonz," likes to ask, "How do you call the cops on the cops?"

It's a perennial problem, one that the Fonz has been exposing for years just by pointing his video camera at police, and by driving around town in a van painted with the slogan "Fuck the Police." (See "Fonz Flop," April 2008.)

I've seen cops overreact to the Fonz, who is, despite his love of a certain Anglo-Saxon invective, a true gentleman and of no threat to anyone.

I've also seen them overreact with Phoenix videographer Dennis Gilman, who was at last Saturday's solidarity-with-Ferguson demonstration and scored some cool footage of the demonstrators and some of the speakers.

I particularly like the part where the demonstrators lay siege to the Channel 12 studio, with its window facing the street.

Hey, where's Brahm Resnik when you need him? Or that anchor dude with the caterpillar mustache?



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Augustine Salazar
Augustine Salazar

Society has become way more dangerous? Get the fuck out of here! Mayberry never existed! It always has been dangerous! Your statement is the same old one sided point of view bullshit! Believing all cops are so fucken perfect. It is and always has been a difficult job, that doesn't make it okay to KILL PEOPLE because you can! If you can't perform your duties with integrity like a REAL POLICE OFFICER! Then go fucken work somewhere else!

JoeArpaioFan
JoeArpaioFan

Michael Brown was a POS and he got what he had coming to him. Many thanks to the cop in Ferguson who shot and killed him.

whyme1969
whyme1969

COPS...CROOKS ON PUBLIC SUBSIDIES

POLICE...PRETTY OBVIOUSLY LOST IN CORRUPTION ENFORCEMENT

CHIEF...COP HELPING IN ENFORCEMENT FRAUD

SWAT...SECURITY WORKING AS TERRORISTS

just to name a few. you are more likely to get shot and killed by a cop than by any other form of assault. if cops are so good then tell me why are there such high numbers of society hating them. i know cops who have shot people and they lost no sleep over it. cops have the above the law mentality. actions as simple as photography gets people shot by cops. why ? becaue if it is documented , the pig can be more than likely held accountable. cops are trained to NEVER TRUST CIVILIANS...WHY SHOULD WE TRUST THEM

downtownbrown
downtownbrown

Stop civilian brutality, no amnesty for illegals or citizenship for their little crotch fruit. fuck progressives, silence them.


Oh and Enoch Powell was right

Jimmie Ray King
Jimmie Ray King

Your statements are ridiculous.Society has became way more dangerous.This isn't fucking Mayberry anymore were the town drunk is your biggest threat.Get real,these thugs are not the victims.T he police will respond to their perceived threat.Get used to it because criminals are getting more violent and there will be more casualties.This big animal strong armed a store owner and ROBBED him and then proceded to beat the shit out of an officer.That is and always will be enough justification for an officer to shoot and possibly kill the perpetrator.You say there are a bunch of thugs with a badge these days,well there are even more thugs on the streets so I find that statement invalid.I guess its thug vs. thug then.

Augustine Salazar
Augustine Salazar

There ARE a bunch of idiots on the streets that I believe DO deserve to get the shit kicked out of them. I understand policing is a difficult job and it is a service that should be in a society. A very much appreciated service, but the police jobs are to uphold the law. Not to be judge, jury, and executioner. You DONT kill people just because you can get away with it!

Augustine Salazar
Augustine Salazar

Come on now! Now you wanna play dumb? Take that shit somewhere else bro.

Joe Rollins
Joe Rollins

What is a "thug" exactly? Can you please define your use of the word?

Augustine Salazar
Augustine Salazar

I hope all you people that think this shit is stupid get the same treatment by police that warrants this behavior. Police arent police anymore, there are a bunch of thugs wearing a badge these days!

Mary Wilkerson Emily
Mary Wilkerson Emily

Well when they're getting jacked..tell them call a thug....see if they will help u !'''

whyme1969
whyme1969

with so many people the pig should be afraid///real afraid. I hear stories about good cops ...I call trash if there are good cops there wouldn't be any bad cops. they cry about so many cops being shot on duty, so what!!!! there have been over 5500 civilians killed unjustly by cops since 9/11. since 1970 there have been 2170 cops shot and killed in the line of duty. boo hoo, they knew what they signed up for when they took the job. maybe if cops were more respectfull to the public we would return the favor to them


danzigsdaddy
danzigsdaddy topcommenter

@JoeArpaioFan pretty bold statement. did you personally know him? did you personally know the cops? by the same consideration you would be considered a piece of shit since you advocate the "gassing" of children and outright murder of them. are you saying a cop should come up and put one in between your eyes? and should we be thanking that cop for doing it? many people would be thanking that cop....................well except you, but then again your opinion never really accounted for much to begin with did it?

whyme1969
whyme1969

@JoeArpaioFan  I will agree with Brown being a POS. Cops as a whole are not a friend . Brown could have saved a lot of trouble by not being a dick.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@whyme1969 

your statistics are crap.  what dark damp place did you pull them from?


whyme1969
whyme1969

I can appreciate what you are saying but the problem is.....the cops are getting away from it..the very crime that you or I commit we would get arrested or shot, the cops get a pat on the back and a paid vacation

chimeneh
chimeneh

Definition of "thug" = American militarized Police

chimeneh
chimeneh

Typical of you, Woloshin. You're such an asshole.

DonkeyHotay
DonkeyHotay topcommenter

Cops prevent crime like Garbagemen prevent trash.

whyme1969
whyme1969

cops help no one...the crime is already commited by the time the cops show up

blackpower
blackpower

@fishingblues they're an easily excitable bunch but an absolute joy to have around. I've heard that after the fuck the police rallies, they will be hunkering down and trying to figure out why their 13% of the population commits nearly 60% of the violent crime in our country. I'm sure that they'll get to the bottom of it all, they're pretty good at thinking things through.

whyme1969
whyme1969

@valleynative @whyme1969  what law enforcement agency are you protecting? what planet are you from? it isn't earth, daily you can see examples of cops doing a no knock raids killing the residents then oops, wrong home. they are looking for the people across the street. the Agency say it acted within protocol, nothing is done to the officers. . Officers can blast into a home of a veteran killing the veteran and they have no info stating there was evidence to do the raid. end result...1 more dead resident. so just on those examples you tell me one reason why I should trust a badge. the cops either do a report on a crime or cause the crime. the do nothing else.


whyme1969
whyme1969

@valleynative @whyme1969  why do you say "what an idiot"? have you ever been threatened by a cop? have you ever been beaten by a cop? have you ever stared down the barrel of a gun from a cop? COPS...CROOKS ON PUBLIC SUBSIDIES...if a "good" cop sees a bad cop and calls him out, the " GOOD" cop gets threatened, demoted, ridiculed, fired or mysteriously killed....coincidence? I think not. the top command knows this stuff is happening and lets it happen. ya know, just last night I drove down the street. I blew 2 stop lights and was speeding most of the way. I cut off a car and made an illegal U turn. I investigated my actions and determined I did everything within the protocol of the department. cops never are your friend. cops can lie to you however if you lie to a cop you are toast. so tell me again how cops are good for society, I am anxious to hear the bullshit. I almost think you are a cop by your reaction

whyme1969
whyme1969

@blackpower @fishingblues that might be fairly accurate , there is a lot of crime committed by a small number of people but the same can be said about cops. there are a few cops who are committing a lot of crime as well. chances are if a civilian gets busted for DUI, Drugs or shop lifting they will maybe get desk duty for a spell. a civilian will go to jail.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@whyme1969 @valleynative 

No, actually, you cannot see those things happening daily.

Why do you bother to tell such outrageous lies?  

Who do you think you're fooling?  Most people have enough common sense to realize that you're just making shit up, such as that crap about being shot by a cop being the most common form of assault.   What a fucking joke.

valleynative
valleynative topcommenter

@whyme1969 @valleynative 

I didn't call you an idiot.  I called you a fucking idiot.

Your response confirms that.  Anybody reading with an open mind sees that, too.


fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@whyme1969 @valleynative


Dang why, you ARE a fucking idiot.

I've been beaten by police and threatened by police.  I've had M-1 rifles pointed at me and I've even been shot at by police.  I may not necessarily agree with all of their actions, but I did put myself in each of those situations.  Oh, and I'm Anglo, so I guess I can't (or won't) cry racism.


So, the next time we need a cop who are we going to call?  You???  

LucyBabeu
LucyBabeu

@DrugLordRetard @blackpower @fishingblues 


DrugLordRetard,, That is the most powerful truth I have read on here yet, Best regards, Lucy Babeu

TheyCallMeMrTibbs
TheyCallMeMrTibbs

@fishingblues @TheyCallMeMrTibbs


"I guess what you are saying is that you run lock-step with everything Rand Paul has to say."



why is it necessary to agree with everything someone says in order to agree with them on one issue?

LucyBabeu
LucyBabeu

DrugLorgRetard,

We all know Fishingblues badge of Honor is just being a cock sucker, Oh, I meant to say,

"cop sucker"!!!!!!

dennis20
dennis20 topcommenter

@TheyCallMeMrTibbs @fishingblues Fuck the police and fuck Rand Paul.  When he claims he wants to demilitarize the police he is really saying he want to privatize them.

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@fishlngblues @fishingblues @whyme1969 @valleynative


"fishlngblues" -- golly, how original.  You pathetic fuck.  Just another stalker and a fishingblues wanna be.  

DrugLordRetard
DrugLordRetard

@LucyBabeu The self-righteous prick thinks he's so cool and heroic when he bows down and puts the cops' figurative cocks in his mouth. 

LucyBabeu
LucyBabeu

@DrugLordRetard


Do you ever notice when you ask either one of those fishing blues a question, one answers for the other.

Then, they write words like think and guess, they are really confused.

Now, they are calling you King......


I sort of Like KingDrugLordRetard

It might be the only bright word these fishingblues have ever come up with.....

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@DrugLordRetard @fishingblues


Do you?  Of course you think I am, you bigoted shit stain, but how about yourself?


You are one of those fucking morons that throw the word around and accuse anyone you think you don't like of being racist.  


I guess that is one of the main reasons you got to be king of the retards.  

fishingblues
fishingblues topcommenter

@TheyCallMeMrTibbs 


Well tibby, do you have more information than I on Ferguson?  Do you believe everything a politician says to you?  Do you think someone who just robbed a store, roughed up the clerk and attacked a police officer is just an innocent victim?


As to Rand Paul, he's okay.  I like his pop, but I don't agree 100% with any politician.    

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