Awed Job

Artist, Activist, Athlete

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awedjob:

slavin:

This is hard to watch, and then at a certain point, after the camera goes black, it’s almost impossible to listen to.

It’s 6 minutes long, and no one gets ice water dumped on their head.

But if you have to choose between ice bucket challenge videos, and videos like these — and they’re being broadcast with roughly the same frequency — try this one, today.

The SPPD facebook page states:

Our officers were called by private security guards on a man who was trespassing in a private area. The guards reported that the man had on repeated occasions refused to leave a private “employees only” area in the First National Bank Building. With no information on who the man was, what he might be doing or why he refused to leave the area, responding Saint Paul police officers tried to talk to him, asking him who he was. He refused to tell them or cooperate.

Follow up: Chris Lollie talks to Filter Free Amerika. (Link cued to discussion about the incident)

(Source: youtube.com)

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31 notes

slavin:

This is hard to watch, and then at a certain point, after the camera goes black, it’s almost impossible to listen to.

It’s 6 minutes long, and no one gets ice water dumped on their head.

But if you have to choose between ice bucket challenge videos, and videos like these — and they’re being broadcast with roughly the same frequency — try this one, today.

The SPPD facebook page states:

Our officers were called by private security guards on a man who was trespassing in a private area. The guards reported that the man had on repeated occasions refused to leave a private “employees only” area in the First National Bank Building. With no information on who the man was, what he might be doing or why he refused to leave the area, responding Saint Paul police officers tried to talk to him, asking him who he was. He refused to tell them or cooperate.

(Source: youtube.com)

Filed under Saint Paul sppd saint paul police department trespassing public space private space civil rights know your rights

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Dash cam exonerates another man; reveals cops' thuggery

awedjob:

seanbonner:

And again…

This is for those who tell me, “If they don’t want to do the time, then don’t do the crime.” Everyone is not treated equally and fairly under the law.

This incident took two years to unravel. Listen to the rest of the story here.

As of July, 2014, the police are attempting to get the case against them dismissed and to suppress the evidence of the second dashboard camera. link