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Because there just isn’t enough police brutality out there right now

Sigh.

Donald Trump Endorses Police Brutality In Speech To Cops

WASHINGTON ― President Donald Trump received applause on Friday when he endorsed police brutality while delivering a speech to law enforcement officers on Long Island, New York.

The president suggested that officers should hit suspects’ heads on the doors of their police cars.

“When you see these towns and when you see these thugs being thrown into the back of a paddy wagon, you just see them thrown in, rough, and I said, ‘Please don’t be too nice,’” Trump said.

“Like when you guys put somebody in the car and you’re protecting their head, you know, the way you put their hand over, like, don’t hit their head and they’ve just killed somebody, don’t hit their head, I said, ‘You can take the hand away, OK?’” he added.

His remarks received significant applause.

Trump also made the dubious claim that laws were “horrendously stacked” against police officers and said he wants to change those laws.

“For years and years, [laws have] been made to protect the criminal,” Trump said. “Totally protect the criminal, not the officers. You do something wrong, you’re in more jeopardy than they are. These laws are stacked against you. We’re changing those laws.”

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15 comments to Because there just isn’t enough police brutality out there right now

  • The Big Cheese

    Beggars belief…. all those grinning cops getting it at the back there (nudge, nudge) … mask slipping for future fascists.

    Remember this one?

    http://www.alternet.org/drugs/kansas-swat-raid-tea-leaves-tomato-garden-outrages-federal-judges

  • Long Island police department contradicts Trump: We won’t tolerate brutality
    https://t.co/BbAqqoqwcU

    But…they applauded Trump:
    Trump Encourages Cops To Rough Up Suspects-They Applaud
    https://t.co/iXBOd9BdEA

    WTF? Disturbing to see cops cheer police brutality
    https://t.co/7fqvCq69ML

    There is some real decisiveness for you. Right from the closet that they are all hiding in.

  • DC Reade

    That really is some tinpot dictator scenery-chewing.

    And yeah, Trump fed the cops in attendance raw-meat applause lines and they went for it. Or at least some of them did. Too many of them. Groupthink. The madness of crowds.

    But I predict that the backlash from the general public will outweigh the cheers. And most of us here know that massive gang sweep crackdowns have been done over and over in previous decades, often advertised with similarly hyperbolic rhetoric. Sadly, there’s nothing new about SWAT tactics, paramilitary gear, joint task force raids, etc., etc. The only new thing is the extra level of grandstanding by Donald Trump, with his Hollywood hype tough talk.

  • WalStMonky

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    Correction: The cops that like President [expletive deleted] cheered. Would you have gone to see him speak? Just the thought of attending such an event nauseates me.

    Don’t forget that the NY State Constitution offers substantially more protection to the accused than the US Constitution and the POTUS and his henchmen can’t do anything about that.

  • Servetus

    Trump’s comments are a fart in the wind. They come and go. How people react to the stench reveals who and what they are, and that’s not good for those who enjoy deeply inhaling Trumpisms that destroy their brains and ultimately those of their children.

    All those in alliance with Trump’s flatulence are destined to go down with his ship of state, something that could happen soon. What did Trump say about Sessions? “It’s only a matter of time, it’s only a matter of time.”

    Trumps’ one small step for a tyrant is one giant leap for tyranny. Since Trump approves of torture, his next step will authorize the use of torture against criminal suspects in direct violation of the 5th Amendment. The United States will be propelled back to the 1930s when cops used rubber hoses to beat confessions out of suspects, or similar circumstances in Salem in 1692. These were times when a citizen was safer on city streets at night than they were inside a police precinct. All this will be part of Trump’s goal of making America great again.

  • WalStMonky

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    Oklahoma Sheriff and 5 Others Indicted After Death of Prisoner Who Was Held in Restraint for Over 48 Hours

    I wonder, does anyone think that the Sheriff could be kin to Boss Hogg? Wait, is he wearing a toupee? Could he actually be Boss Hogg? Gosh I used to love dropping acid and watching the Dukes of Hazard because I couldn’t stop laughing whenever I saw Boss Hogg on acid.

  • kaptinemo

    If I didn’t know better, I’d think Trump is channeling Nixon, the ‘law ‘n’ order’ President who thought himself above the law and sought to aid police in following his example with organizations such as the blandly-named ‘Law Enforcement Assistance Administration’ which was shut down in the late 1970’s for civil rights violations and re-animated by another serial lawbreaker, Reagan. The amount of lawlessness left in Nixon’s wake is a matter of historical record, but most Americans associate history with the plague and seek to avoid it…and are thus plagued by history repeating itself.

    Oh, and speaking about history? About this ‘opiate epidemic’ hysteria? This is the same kind of rhetoric that led to the passing of the Harrison Narcotics Act of 1914. Even the exact same medical terminology was used.

    As usual, America fails to learn from its own history. This country has had such ‘epidemics’ for over a century; just like cicadas, periodic outbreaks of some drug ‘epidemic’ occur, often several times a generation, always accompanied by media hysterics.

    Unlike cicadas, the noise created by the sensationalist media leads to actual damage courtesy of ever-increasingly tyrannical legislation rushed into existence to prove that legislators are ‘doing something’ about the problem (see ‘Len Bias’). While cooler and wiser heads (no pun intended, but applicable) whose sense of history leads them to caution against such hasty actions are lambasted by those who will cynically profit from those actions as being insufficiently compassionate. It’s always the same…

    • The Big Cheese

      The pols, Democrats or Republicans, will always put their careers ahead of a few (thousand) destroyed lives.

  • Servetus

    Researchers Carrie Cuttler and Ryan McLaughlin at Washington State University performed a stress test on marijuana consumers and compared the stress hormone cortisol in their saliva to non-consumers. Not surprisingly regular marijuana consumption was correlated with lower cortisol levels than those found in a control group.

    Most people would simply declare another victory for marijuana and go home. But because it’s marijuana, it can’t be trusted or forgiven—there must be a catch somewhere:

    31-JUL-2017 — …”To the best of our knowledge, this is the first study to examine the effects of acute stress on salivary cortisol levels in chronic cannabis users compared to non-users,” Cuttler said. “ we are not at a point where we are comfortable saying whether this muted stress response is a good thing or a bad thing, our work is an important first step in investigating potential therapeutic benefits of cannabis at a time when its use is spreading faster than ever before.”

    The WSU researchers found virtually no difference in the salivary cortisol levels of two groups of heavy cannabis users confronted with either a psychologically and physiologically stressful situation or a non-stressful one.

    In contrast, cortisol levels among non-users of cannabis who experienced the same simulated stressful situation were found to be much greater than the cortisol level of non-users in the no-stress scenario.[…][emphasis added]

    AAAS Public Release: WSU study shows muted stress response linked to long-term cannabis use

    For those favoring high cortisol levels due to stress, here are some health reminders:

    Cortisol reduces bone formation,[3] favoring long-term development of osteoporosis (progressive bone disease).[…]

    Cortisol counteracts insulin, contributes to hyperglycemia-causing hepatic gluconeogenesis[15] and inhibits the peripheral use of glucose (insulin resistance)[…]

    …long-term exposure to cortisol damages cells in the hippocampus;[35] this damage results in impaired learning. Furthermore, cortisol inhibits memory retrieval of already stored information

    Cortisol and the stress response have known deleterious effects on the immune system. High levels of perceived stress and increases in cortisol have been found to lengthen wound-healing time in healthy, male adults [by 40 percent].[…] Ref: Wiki–Cortisol

    Here on some additional studies on the epigenetic or DNA-methylation effects of cortisol:

    Genome-wide DNA methylation levels and altered cortisol stress reactivity following childhood trauma in humans;

    and this:

    Descendants of Holocaust Survivors Have Altered Stress Hormones: Parents’ traumatic experience may hamper their offspring’s ability to bounce back from trauma

    • NCN Might as well Cultivate

      However, the researcher’s emphasized the release of cortisol typically serves an adaptive purpose, allowing an individual to mobilize energy stores and respond appropriately to threats in the environment.

      Unless I’m mistaken this is in reference to the stress-induced “fight-or-flight” response. My own experience, a boring anecdote which ended with me handing off a man to police suggests chronic cannabis use does not diminish the threat response known as “fight-or-flight. I reacted physically to the stress of hearing a man threaten to kill his wife, (in my doctor’s waiting room) BEFORE I had time to mentally digest getting up and crossing a large room quickly and then grabbing him by his shirt.

      It literally was like someone took over control of my body without asking my permission. That suggests my ability to respond to threats in the environment is in good condition and not harmed by chronic cannabis use. A use which allows me to deal with the daily stresses that would otherwise be harmful to my health and well-being.

  • UNN

    His remarks received significant applause
    unn.edu.ng