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Justice Dept cites New Orleans police for rights violations
reuters ^ | 3/17/11 | staff

Posted on 03/17/2011 1:17:18 PM PDT by Nachum

(Reuters) - The New Orleans Police Department too often uses excessive force, conducts illegal stops and arrests, and has a pattern of discriminating on the basis of race, gender and sexual orientation, the Department of Justice said in a report on Thursday.

"For too long, the Department has been largely indifferent to widespread violations of law and policy by its officers," according to the report by the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division.

The report outlined problems with training, recruiting, supervision and interrogation practices.

DOJ said that the police department encourages under-investigating violence against women. It also found that officers used unjustified deadly and non-deadly force - including significant force against people with mental illness in cases in which it appeared no force was necessary.

"Instances of clearly unjustified force are routinely approved by supervisors and ratified up the chain of command, resulting in no accountability," the report said. "Officers even encourage each other to use force as retaliation."

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cites; dept; justice; police
They have lied so much, I believe nothing that Holder's DOJ says or does
1 posted on 03/17/2011 1:17:32 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum
"Justice Dept cites New Orleans police for rights violations"

But only those of "his people."

2 posted on 03/17/2011 1:21:02 PM PDT by ronnyquest (Barack H. Obama is the Manchurian Candidate. What are you going to do about it?)
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To: Nachum
The New Orleans Police Department too often uses excessive force, conducts illegal stops and arrests, and has a pattern of discriminating on the basis of race,...

And which race would that be? Oh that's right, WHITEY!

3 posted on 03/17/2011 1:21:33 PM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: Nachum
They have lied so much, I believe nothing that Holder's DOJ says or does

Right...

And the fact that Federal Prosecutors have charged over 20 officers in four separate cases stemming from Katrina alone has no bearing on anything...

4 posted on 03/17/2011 1:23:34 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour (With The Resistance...)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


5 posted on 03/17/2011 1:25:13 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Let me guess, it’s an all Black area of the city, and the cops are arresting too high a percentage of Blacks.

Where’s that ‘Aw hell, not this —— again!” graphic?


6 posted on 03/17/2011 1:26:46 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (The only thing higher than Obama's chin, is his ass facing West five times a day.)
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To: Nachum

“Hey, Jake, it’s just the Big Easy.”


7 posted on 03/17/2011 1:27:15 PM PDT by Fido969 ("The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax." - Albert Einstein)
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To: Nachum

This is like the Iran/Iraq war. I really wish the DOJ and the NOLA PD could be destroyed over this. It’s s pity they both can’t lose.


8 posted on 03/17/2011 1:28:14 PM PDT by muir_redwoods (Obama. Chauncey Gardiner without the homburg.)
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To: Nachum

These are the same class acts who stole Cadillacs from New Orleans dealers after Katrina. And naturally from REUTERS, there is no mention of the fact these cops beat up law abiding people and confiscated their guns after the Hurricane. It’s FAR more important that crimes against women are not treated seriously enough!!!! Incredible.


9 posted on 03/17/2011 1:29:12 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour

Evidently you haven’t followed the Justice Department very long.


10 posted on 03/17/2011 1:29:38 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (The only thing higher than Obama's chin, is his ass facing West five times a day.)
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To: Nachum

Waste of taxpayer dollars.


11 posted on 03/17/2011 1:30:46 PM PDT by chemicalman (The Obama's: Proud members of the Vacation-A-Month Club.)
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To: The Magical Mischief Tour
And the fact that Federal Prosecutors have charged over 20 officers in four separate cases stemming from Katrina alone has no bearing on anything...

Even a stopped clock is right twice a day.

12 posted on 03/17/2011 1:32:10 PM PDT by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum

Yup


13 posted on 03/17/2011 1:34:44 PM PDT by The Magical Mischief Tour (With The Resistance...)
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To: unixfox

Anyone who knows anything about New Orleans will tell you one race has a habit of disproportionately committing far more crime than any other—specifically violent crime. I wonder if that fits into the equation when they’re talking about “discriminating” justice.


14 posted on 03/17/2011 1:43:20 PM PDT by CaspersGh0sts
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To: Nachum

Oh no—not the wonderful ‘Chocolate City’.


15 posted on 03/17/2011 1:49:31 PM PDT by tflabo
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To: Nachum
Not a word about slamming little old ladies around while stealing legally owned guns after Katrina.

NO doesn't have a high quality labor pool to draw applicants from, it is a cesspool!

16 posted on 03/17/2011 2:15:46 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, A Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: DoughtyOne

Uh, will they prosecute the BLACK officers who arrest BLACK criminals? I imagine that Black officers make up a LARGE proportion of the force.


17 posted on 03/17/2011 2:57:22 PM PDT by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: Nachum

As I read, I think of the Dayton experiment to reduce the testing scores for black applicants for the police to “D” or “F”. Our public servants in NO passed at least with a “C” or better.


18 posted on 03/17/2011 3:14:02 PM PDT by chainsaw
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To: boop

LOL... good question.


19 posted on 03/17/2011 5:35:12 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (The only thing higher than Obama's chin, is his ass facing West five times a day.)
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To: DoughtyOne
This one? ... ......................... FRegards
20 posted on 03/17/2011 6:39:34 PM PDT by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms .................. FRegards)
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To: gonzo

That’s the ticket. LOL

I haven’t seen that version before.

Thanks Gonzo.


21 posted on 03/17/2011 6:42:05 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (The only thing higher than Obama's chin, is his ass facing West five times a day.)
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