Come on, Clifton...errrr...Damos! How 'bout an angry response to all the people knocking your shitty, pointless work. I know you've read this, unless you're still in the middle of casting your wickan spells on all of us. You still working on the potion that renders Tasers useless so you can someday avoid your third dose?
Flier and myspace page courtesy of Clifton Brooks. Obviously produced on the computer in his mom's basement.
I completely agree with Ramblow.
The experience Akles and Clark give has nothing to do with racial profiling. First of all, if the officer is investigating what he/she believes to be a drug transaction, no probable cause is needed to detain or stop them. Only reasonable suspicion is needed. Given there is a high level of vice activity along the MAX lines, it is not unreasonable to think that two people handing things back and forth, including money, may be a drug transaction. If you want to bring race into this example then I will tell you that the majority of street level drug dealers are black. This is a fact. If race did play a part in the officer's decision to investigate what he/she saw then it was not the only factor. Police can't stop people "for no reason" and they can't and don't stop people just because of their skin color. There is always something else. If black people want to blame someone for being stopped by the police, maybe they should look within their own community at the people who are out committing the crimes in much higher numbers than their percentage of the population.
Addressing an issue where there is none, as this "racial profiling effort" seems to do, does nothing to address the issue of the high percentage of crime committed by blacks. It instead shifts blame to the police for doing pro-active police work. This is going to create a police department much like the fire department. You will see fewer and fewer police on the street because they will be sitting at a precinct waiting for a call instead of driving around talking to people in the community, helping people solve problems, and addressing crime and livibility issues. Criminals will be free to roam the streets without the fear of being stopped by police. When you are the victim of a crime, it'll take longer for police to get there because they are no longer just around the corner watching the drug house so many people have complained about. I am an example of this kind of officer. I used to do pro-active police work. I used to make arrests of drug dealers, pimps, car prowlers, burglars, etc. A lot of times I would recover stolen property for victims of these crimes or I would get information on where I cold find the property. Most of the time when I arrested a white person for any of these things they made no attempts to shift blame. They would often tell me they were out committing crimes for one reason or another and they would sometimes even thank me for stopping them. More often than not when I would stop and/or arrest a member of a minority community, particularly a member of the black community, I would be accused of being racist followed by several angry racist insults, "Peckerwood", "Cracker" and "Faggot" were all very common. So, I'm the racist? Given my experience I see it the other way around.
Some of these people involved in criminal activity tried to shift the blame even further by filing formal complaints, accusing me a stopping them only because they were a certain race. This prompted IA investigations, all of which found the complainants to have no credibility. After several of these experiences I decided it was no longer in my best interest to do police work beyond what is expected. I no longer stop people. I take my calls and that's it. All because of this. I now see it as just a job. I can't afford to put myself in positions where I may be accused of this garbage. I get paid the same whether or not I'm out catching criminals who have made victims of honest, hard working people. Whether or not I catch the guy who is on his way to steal your car or rob the convenience store down the street. Whether or not I'm out looking for the gang bangers who just shot up the house down the street. According to my department the only thing I'm required to do is take the calls I'm given over the radio. Until they stop pandering to people like Jo Ann Bowman that is all I will do.
Way to prove me right.
There you go with throwing the race card out there again, using it as a smoke screen. Is that all you truly have going for you? You can't take responsibility so you blame the color of your skin. You are such a victim. And you don't have an anger issue? That's certainly not apparent from reading any of your numerous rants. The point here is not whether the charges were dropped or what and how you vandalized someone else's property. The officers clearly had probably cause to arrest you. The DA's office can drop charges all day long, that doesn't mean there was no probable cause. This is about how you have behaved in a manner that attracted the attention of police or people who called the police. Then your behavior caused you to be tased on two separate occasions. Had you acted like a reasonable person it wouldn't have happened. But I don't think you have a reasonable bone in your body. I'm sure you'll have some sort of an angry response to this, too. You'll skate around the fact that you, unlike the vast majority of even the worst criminals, have actually acted in a manner causing you to be tased TWICE. Keep drawing attention to yourself. Keep being unreasonable. Keep blaming it on the "racist" white cops (you racist). Keep making excuses.
Mr. Brooks. If you truly are the law abiding citizizen you say you are then you must have just decided to do so. People don't just happen to find themselves at the end of a police taser for no good reason, not once, but TWICE! That's two seperate occasions you have been wrongfully tased? Come on. You clearly have an anger problem and you like to vandalize things. A window or two on Belmont and, was it a statue you vandalized during a protest? You seriously need to get some help for your anger and you need to learn how to behave yourself.
Are you still disguising yourself and hiding in parking garages, hoping to catch more police evil doers? You are clearly in need of a mental health evaluation.
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