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Cleveland Now on the Clock ...

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Riptide, May 23, 2015.

  1. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    A Cleveland police officer who climbed onto the hood of a car after a chase and fired repeatedly at its unarmed occupants in 2012 was acquitted of manslaughter on Saturday by an Ohio judge.

    The trial of the officer, Michael Brelo, played out amid broader questions about how the police interact with African-Americans and the use force, in Cleveland and across the country.

    Officer Brelo was one of several officers who shot at Timothy Russell and his passenger, Malissa Williams, during a chase through the Cleveland area on Nov. 29, 2012. The chase, which started in downtown Cleveland, began after reports of gunfire from the car; prosecutors said the noise may have been the car backfiring.

    After the gunfire reports, over 100 officers pursued the car for more than 20 miles at speeds that reached 100 miles an hour. Police officers fired 137 rounds at the car after it was cornered, prosecutors have said, including 49 by Officer Brelo.


  2. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

  3. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    in this day and age of GPS, satellite cameras, cellular technology, traffic cameras, social media, the Internet, and all of the other technology it blows my mind that we still chase cars like the Dukes of Fucking Hazard. Develop a bullet with a microchip in it. When a pursuit starts you fire the bullet into the vehicle's body panels and then monitor it on satellite. The criminal will think you backed off and the public will be safer. I'm about to watch porn on a device that permits me to make phone calls, listen to radio, read books and take pictures so spare me the "the technology isn't there" argument.
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  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    What happens if the criminal jumps out of the car and starts shooting at other people?
  5. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    Depends on if he's already got 40 hours in that week or not ...
  6. expendable

    expendable Well-Known Member

    Well now, wait a minute. Back in 2012, we didn't know it wasn't okay to shoot unarmed black males.
  7. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    This just in: Roger Goodell has suspended the officer for four games.
  8. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    But what does LeBron think of this?
  9. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

  10. LanceyHoward

    LanceyHoward Active Member

    I read in a Joseph Wambaugh novel that on police chases there is usually a breakdown in police discipline. Chases are very dangerous to the police officers involved and bystanders. The more cars in the chase the more chances of an accident. Standard policy in most departments is to limit pursuit to a couple cars for the aforementioned reasons. When the car is stopped then more cars quickly respond. But the chase invariably turns into an event where lots of card join in.

    And when it ends the pent up adrenaline of the officers kicks in.
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