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Police Sue To Make Black People Stop Picking On Them

This lawsuit will make your head spin.
Police Sue To Make Black People Stop Picking On Them
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The only thing that might top this lawsuit would be the one Darren Wilson files for wrongful termination or something, even after he resigned.

ThinkProgress reports on a lawsuit from Cleveland, where 12-year old Tamir Rice was just shot by police:

Less than a week after twelve-year-old Tamir Rice was fatally shot by Cleveland police officers who thought Rice’s toy gun was real, nine other members of the Cleveland Police Department filed a lawsuit that accuses the department of discriminating against non-African American officers who used deadly force.

In the suit, the plantiffs claim that the department treated non-African American officers involved in the 2012 shooting of two African Americans “substantially harsher” than African American officers involved in the same incidents. The lawsuit deals with the aftermath of a deadly November 2012 car chase. During the car chase, 13 police officers fired over 130 shots at a Chevrolet Malibu. Both people in the car were shot over 20 times and killed. Neither had a weapon. During an investigation of the car chase, it came out that officers had omitted events in their statements, misidentified the suspects and did not specify that police officers had fired shots. Earlier in November, the city settled a lawsuit over the incident for $3 million.

The officers alleged that the department’s practices place “onerous burdens on non-African American officers, including the plaintiffs, because of their race,” which violates their due process and equal protection under the law. The officers argue that as a result, they have lost wages and have suffered “impairment of their professional reputations, humiliation, emotional distress, mental anguish, and other serious damages.”

On the count of three, everyone say, "Awwwwww." They're upset that their career trajectory was upset after they lied either by omission or overt lying? Not to mention distorting the facts?

Somehow they glossed over the fact that two unarmed black people died and they're still alive and breathing.

What other groups would have the nerve to do this? I know! Republicans.


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