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Saturday, December 01, 2018

When a judge acquitted a white St. Louis police officer in September 2017 for fatally shooting a young black man, the city's police braced for massive protests. But St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department Officer Dustin Boone wasn't just prepared for the unrest -- he was pumped. "It's gonna get IGNORANT tonight!" he texted on Sept. 15, 2017, the day of the verdict. "It's gonna be a lot of fun beating the hell out of these s---heads once the sun goes down and nobody can tell us apart!"

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I hardly doubt these few "bad apples" just so happened to stumble into one of the few undercover officers in the crowd.

How many other people did they abuse?

How many other cops abused people?

Why does it take a cop being beaten severely for a small number of offices to face justice?

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2018-12-01 12:41 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

"How many other people did they abuse?"

My bet: every one they could.

#2 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-12-01 12:42 AM | Reply

"But the three police officers had no idea that the man was a 22-year police veteran working undercover"

Mighty uppity.

#3 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-01 01:00 AM | Reply

I wonder if St. Louis is already planning for riots when he's acquitted again.

#4 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-01 01:01 AM | Reply

My bet: every one they could.

#2 | Posted by Danforth

There was widespread stories here of massive police excessive force.

People who weren't in the protests but, upon leaving restaurants and bars at closing time, were forced into the crowds by the police where they were then maced, body slammed and cuffed.

There was a local business owner was harassed online because he dared to yell at and challenge riot cops who fired tear gas canisters at his customers who were eating outside. Several blocks from the nearest protest.

It was a ---- show.

#5 | Posted by jpw at 2018-12-01 01:13 AM | Reply

Time to re-pig.

#6 | Posted by bored at 2018-12-01 01:24 AM | Reply

"There was a local business owner was harassed online because he dared to yell at and challenge riot cops who fired tear gas canisters at his customers who were eating outside. Several blocks from the nearest protest."

I recall reading about that, and remember thinking they'd gone way overboard, to the detriment of the innocents.

Are you in the St. Louis area? I grew up near Webster Groves.

#7 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-12-01 01:48 AM | Reply

Are you in the St. Louis area? I grew up near Webster Groves.

#7 | Posted by Danforth

Yup.

Not far from Webster Groves. My fiance loves a few of the restaurants on W Lockwood Ave.

#8 | Posted by jpw at 2018-12-01 02:04 AM | Reply

I grew up in Shrewsbury. It might as well have been Mayberry.

#9 | Posted by Danforth at 2018-12-01 02:18 AM | Reply

Were any of you sixteen in Webster Groves?

en.wikipedia.org

#10 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2018-12-01 04:29 AM | Reply

People that like violence are attracted to violent professions? Shocking.

#11 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-12-01 10:31 AM | Reply

People that like violence are attracted to violent professions? Shocking.

#11 | POSTED BY SITZKRIEG

I don't think anybody is surprised by that.

The point here is that it took them accidentally beating a cop for anything to happen.

If that guy wasn't a cop, an innocent person would have been beaten to the point of debilitation with no recourse and no consequences for these officers.

But you knew that and decided to throw out a non sequitur anyway.

#12 | Posted by jpw at 2018-12-01 11:48 AM | Reply

People that like racism are attracted to racist professions? Shocking.

#13 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-01 11:51 AM | Reply

There are good cops. I know because I've met them and know them well. They cringe when they hear of this kind of sadistic attitude.

Unfortunately there are far too many with this mindset working for police departments all over the country, compensating for their mental weakness by acting "strong" physically. They get a rush by exerting their authority over people they refuse to respect, and they actively seek out confrontation so they'll have an excuse for violence.

#14 | Posted by cbob at 2018-12-01 11:55 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

Pretty short on badge polishers here, where are you folks?

#15 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-12-01 12:18 PM | Reply

What an idiot.

#16 | Posted by Tor at 2018-12-01 01:09 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1


@#12 ... The point here is that it took them accidentally beating a cop for anything to happen. ...

From the cited article...

...Two days later, prosecutors say, that's exactly what Boone did to one black protester. Boone, 35, and two other officers, Randy Hays, 31, and Christopher Myers, 27, threw a man to the ground and viciously kicked him and beat him with a riot baton, even though he was complying with their instructions.

But the three police officers had no idea that the man was a 22-year police veteran working undercover, whom they beat so badly that he couldn't eat and lost 20 pounds. On Thursday, a federal grand jury indicted the three officers in the assault. They also indicted the men and another officer, Bailey Colletta, 25, for the attack. Prosecutors released text messages showing the officers bragging about assaulting protesters, with Hays even noting that "going rogue does feel good."

To protest leaders, the federal charges are a welcome measure of justice -- but also a sign of how far St. Louis still has to go four years after the Ferguson protests helped galvanize a national movement for police accountability.

"If it was not a police officer -- and particularly a black police officer -- who was the victim of this assault, would we be at this juncture?" the Rev. Darryl Gray, one of the protest organizers, said to The Washington Post. "We've had several incidents of protesters and activists being the victims of excessive use of force and police abusing their authority without ever seeing charges like this."...


#17 | Posted by LampLighter at 2018-12-01 01:14 PM | Reply

The point here is that it took them accidentally beating a cop for anything to happen.

#12 | POSTED BY JPW AT 2018-12-01 11:48 AM | FLAG:

Police operate as an old boy system protected by politicians? Shocking.

#18 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-12-01 03:00 PM | Reply

Is this your way of badge polishing? Avoiding admitting how messed up our police forces are in this country by simply shrugging that that's the norm?

#19 | Posted by jpw at 2018-12-01 04:27 PM | Reply

Black humor through sarcasm. You can still call it black right?

#20 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-12-01 04:54 PM | Reply

Ahhh I see. Text only makes reading something harder.

And yeah, I think you're good so long as oh don't call it colored humor.

#21 | Posted by jpw at 2018-12-01 05:00 PM | Reply

Let me take second to welcome you to Houston. This wonderful, democrat-led Multicultural City is one where four police can hold you down and a fifth one can run up and soccer kick you in the head while yelling STOP RESISTING!

What are you going to do to reform it here, vote for a Republican mayor? Lol. Turner has no time for reform, he is busy screwing over the firefighter associations.

#22 | Posted by sitzkrieg at 2018-12-01 05:04 PM | Reply

Driving Through St. Louis Hoods

#23 | Posted by LesWit at 2018-12-01 10:51 PM | Reply

Please! Tell me again how black Americans overreact and don't give police a chance.

#24 | Posted by e1g1 at 2018-12-02 09:13 AM | Reply

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