AG Barr said there must be 'zero tolerance for resisting police' and went after 'social-justice reformers' in a heated speech to the US's largest law-

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I have an acquaintance. We do some volunteer work together once or twice a year. He is former FBI. We were talking about this very thing. WHY are police suddenly SOOOOOO INSISTENT that you follow every order IMMEDIATELY ???? When exactly did they become so militant ?? These were HIS questions. He said he made over 250 felony arrests. Some of the worst of the worst criminals in the country. He did it all in a three piece suit and wearing dress shoes. He said he wasn't about to get in a fight and roll around on the ground with some scum bag. He went on to say that in all that time he usually didn't even draw his weapon, and he could count on two hands the number of times he ever pointed it at a perp. He said he just really didn't understand this highly militant attitude among the cops.

Of course, after the California bank robbery every police unit of any size in the country applied for grants and went about setting up and training their swat units. After 9/11 the feds were practically throwing money at police departments to "prepare for terrorist attacks". Unfortunately there really isn't much need for them. They found themselves sitting around doing nothing at great expense. In 1990 only 10% of search warrants were "no knock" crash and enter warrants. Today that number is between 60% and 70%. We've armed and trained the police more and more like the military. Are we so surprised they all act like it now ?
 
Jul 2011
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#22
I have an acquaintance. We do some volunteer work together once or twice a year. He is former FBI. We were talking about this very thing. WHY are police suddenly SOOOOOO INSISTENT that you follow every order IMMEDIATELY ???? When exactly did they become so militant ?? These were HIS questions. He said he made over 250 felony arrests. Some of the worst of the worst criminals in the country. He did it all in a three piece suit and wearing dress shoes. He said he wasn't about to get in a fight and roll around on the ground with some scum bag. He went on to say that in all that time he usually didn't even draw his weapon, and he could count on two hands the number of times he ever pointed it at a perp. He said he just really didn't understand this highly militant attitude among the cops.

Of course, after the California bank robbery every police unit of any size in the country applied for grants and went about setting up and training their swat units. After 9/11 the feds were practically throwing money at police departments to "prepare for terrorist attacks". Unfortunately there really isn't much need for them. They found themselves sitting around doing nothing at great expense. In 1990 only 10% of search warrants were "no knock" crash and enter warrants. Today that number is between 60% and 70%. We've armed and trained the police more and more like the military. Are we so surprised they all act like it now ?
Exactly!
 

Ian Jeffrey

Council Hall
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#24
A future Civil Rights Division will be able to bring charges for violations of civil rights, which have no statute of limitations.
I do not know about civil rights actions particularly (and have not bothered to look), but civil actions do have statutes of limitations.
 
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Aug 2018
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Vancouver
#25
Zero tolerance for resisting police?

Is he joking?

The police specifically told the original protesters not to come. Don't come. Stay home. By order of the police.

And they came anyway.
 
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May 2019
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#27
This won't sit well with Trump lap-dog Billy Barr.
:cool:


Current and former prosecutors respond to Barr's 'concerning' comments on progressive DAs

“We join this public statement to make clear that a growing number of criminal justice, law enforcement and prosecution leaders reject AG Barr’s perspective; we do not view our jobs as waging a ‘war’ against ‘criminal predators,’” the signatories wrote.

The letter notes that crime remains at historic lows, with violent crime cut nearly in half over the past 25 years, a change data indicates cannot be attributed to an increase in incarceration.

“Our nation is on the road to meaningful and lasting criminal justice reform — as reflected in the bipartisan passage of the First Step Act and other changes sweeping the country. It is not the time for a return to fear-driven narratives that find no foundation in fact,” the letter states.

“We hope that Attorney General Barr and other national leaders will understand what facts, data and lessons learned from the past have taught us as we work to wisely use limited criminal justice resources to promote safer and stronger communities,” it adds.

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Their letter