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Store video catches cop bullying woman
http://www.philly.com/philly/news/20090720_Store_video_catches_cop_bullying_woman.html?viewAll=y ^ | Mon, Jul. 20, 2009 | DAVE DAVIES

Posted on 07/20/2009 6:03:46 AM PDT by grjr21

Edited on 07/20/2009 6:29:15 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

WHEN AGNES LAWLESS and three friends were inside a Lukoil convenience store in the Northeast at 3 a.m. last August, they'd all but forgotten the fender-bender in which they'd been involved moments earlier.

There was little damage, and the other driver had left the scene, near Northeast Philadelphia Airport.


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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Government; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: badcopnodonut; bluewallofsilence; codeofsilence; coverup; criminals; cultureofcorruption; destroyevidence; donutwatch; jackbootedthugs; jbt; jbts; lping; philadelphia; philadelphiathugs; policestate; streetganginblue; thugswithbadges; thugwithabadge; urlisnotthesource
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1 posted on 07/20/2009 6:03:46 AM PDT by grjr21
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The clerk on duty the night that Lopez confronted Lawless told investigators that three times after the incident, police officers spoke with him about the security tape and that two asked if he would erase it.

An Internal Affairs investigation found no misconduct among officers who spoke with the clerk about the tape.

WTH? What about being an accessory to a crime? They were actively trying to cover up wrongdoing.

Sheesh, the cops son hits her and he roughs HER up? He should lost his job for good and be charged with assault, which it was.

If an ordinary citizen roughed up some judges wife hitting her and waving a gun in her face, he wouldn't stand a snowballs chance in hell of getting away with it.

2 posted on 07/20/2009 6:11:22 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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Waiting for the JBT bootlicks to come on defending this cop in 5....4....3....


3 posted on 07/20/2009 6:11:46 AM PDT by Titus Quinctius Cincinnatus (We bury Democrats face down so that when they scratch, they get closer to home.)
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To: grjr21
The incident provides a vivid example of how the countless video recordings generated today by security cameras and cell phones are affecting police work exposing POS bullying and corrupt cops.
4 posted on 07/20/2009 6:12:11 AM PDT by Eagle Eye (Jim Thompson 2012! Go JimTom Go!)
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To: grjr21

Lopez Sr and Jr — two out-of-control thugs who ought not be allowed to own or carry guns, nor hold down jobs in which they may exercize color-of-right or authority over their fellow citizens. Trash collection would be OK.


5 posted on 07/20/2009 6:15:33 AM PDT by DieHard the Hunter (Is mise an ceann-cinnidh. Cha ghéill mi do dhuine. Fàg am bealach.)
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In some ways the hero here is the store and especially the clerk who refused to be intimidated by the cops trying to cover for their buddy.

The cop should have both criminal and civil action against him. His son misrepresented what happened (probably told Daddy that the other car hit him in order to cover up for the damage to his car. But if it wasn’t serious damage, why did he do that?) Daddy is the one at fault for simply taking his son at his word instead of first investigating to see if his son was lying to him.

Daddy should be busted big time and then Daddy should bust his son even bigger time.


6 posted on 07/20/2009 6:16:13 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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These type cops act like they are the the Sheriff of Nottingham’s men, immune to action against them and can behave as if the population are nothing more than serfs.

To the JBT lovers, These are the guys who are tainting your wives/sons/daughters/husbands/fathers/mother’s profession. Clean up the ranks and and restore honor to the profession or live with the condemnation of tacitly approving of bullying thug behavior.


7 posted on 07/20/2009 6:18:20 AM PDT by Rebelbase (Obama--POtuS.)
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To: metmom
They were actively trying to cover up wrongdoing.

That's what scares me . I can see if it's one bad cop but the ones covering up for him are as responsible as the bad ones

8 posted on 07/20/2009 6:18:31 AM PDT by grjr21
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I'm going to take an unpopular stance here, and say that I feel sorry for Lopez and that he's a victim too.

Clearly, this man was deeply unqualified for this position and awarded it only to fill a quota. I can only imagine the stress and suffering he must endure every day in a job clearly beyond his capacity.

9 posted on 07/20/2009 6:19:13 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Rebelbase

More and more,

I see a neo-feudalistic system developing here in America.


10 posted on 07/20/2009 6:19:20 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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Interesting name, Lawless, associated with this incident and definitely should have been the cops name.


11 posted on 07/20/2009 6:20:49 AM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: metmom

Anyone in Internal Affairs who had a hand in reaching that conclusion needs to be the subject of further investigation and disciplinary action.


12 posted on 07/20/2009 6:21:40 AM PDT by GovernmentShrinker (Vote for a short Freepathon! Donate now if you possibly can!)
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To: Rebelbase

Well said.

Although I seriously don’t see how anyone could excuse his behavior, even if she was the one who hit his son.

Cops should not be that out of control.


13 posted on 07/20/2009 6:22:52 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: Owl_Eagle
I understand your feelings

I'm also a Compassionate Conservative

14 posted on 07/20/2009 6:23:22 AM PDT by grjr21
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To: Houghton M.
In some ways the hero here is the store and especially the clerk who refused to be intimidated by the cops trying to cover for their buddy.

Absolutely. Betcha he was threatened, too. Maybe not outright, but subtly.

15 posted on 07/20/2009 6:24:27 AM PDT by metmom (Welfare was never meant to be a career choice.)
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To: MrB

Sorry, but you chose the wrong word. Feudal comes from the word for faith, trust, loyalty. It was a system of government based on honor and loyalty. It was a hell of a lot better than what followed it (royal absolutism and mercantilism). Free market capitalism is as good or as bad as the honesty and virtue of the people engaged in it. So too was feudalism—as good or as bad as the honesty and virtue of the people in charge. There were plenty of dishonest people in charge back then just as there were under the initial century or so of free market capitalism. We are now under bureaucratic state capitalism. It is bad because it almost automatically ensures that people abandon honor and virtue as they govern. Neither feudalism nor free market capitalism automatically ensure that.

Feudal is a real word. It has meaning. It ought not to be thrown around as a synonym for corruption. All systems of political organization are susceptible to corruption. Some are more susceptible than others. The feudal system, because the glue that held it together was honor, was not the worst of what history has seen. (The worst are systems held together by sheer, naked power.)


16 posted on 07/20/2009 6:26:19 AM PDT by Houghton M.
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17 posted on 07/20/2009 6:26:23 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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Wow.
This stinks to high hell.

Cop commits a felony.
Other cops show up and try to intimidate the witness and/or destroy evidence.
IA appears to be running defense for the cops.

Can’t wait to see if Philly will administer Chicago-style justice.

This cop clearly needs to be in prison.


18 posted on 07/20/2009 6:27:52 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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Video link:http://video.philly.com/services/player/bcpid21418340001?bctid=30002094001


19 posted on 07/20/2009 6:29:47 AM PDT by rawhide
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Why isn’t the cop in jail on felony menacing charges, assault, abuse of power, filing a false report, filing false charges, etc.???

And cops wonder why the public is against them.


20 posted on 07/20/2009 6:30:35 AM PDT by CodeToad (If it weren't for physics and law enforcement I'd be unstoppable!)
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