Florida Police “Bum Hunt”

Video from the associated press:

Serious? This is how government deals with homeless people, people that most likely became homeless due to government intervention in the first place. If the government didn’t rage the war on drugs or create the housing bubble, maybe these folks would have jobs. Or maybe people would have more money to actually help them instead of having to resort to the police. Either way, these cops are simply bullying homeless folks.

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  • InalienableWrights

    Abolish cops. We would be much safer without them.

  • http://www.policemisconduct.net Glenn

    This is merely a microcosm of the overall perspective police maintain in regards to the general public.

    We are all bums, and we exist merely to be hunted.

  • http://www.examiner.com/progressive-in-milwaukee/jerome-mccollom Jerome McCollom

    I have to say, it’s nice to see a police chief of a non-large city not having 4 stars on her collar. It seems every chief of a police force of more then 5 cops wears 4 stars. It looks silly.

  • http://www.policemisconduct.net Glenn

    I almost forgot, my wife and I were at the hospital this past week, and while waiting for my spinal epidural in the emergency room, we overheard a conversation between a deputy and social worker.

    As the two public servants pondered the fate of the homeless guy, the deputy suddenly confided that his department was suffering from a whopping 40% attrition rate. Even in pain, I struggled to stifle a LOL. Seriously.

    Given the staggering rate of substance abuse, domestic violence, sexual assault, suicide, etc among members of law enforcement, it would appear that groups like CopBlock and others are really having an effect. It appears that the police know who and what they are.

    Morale must certainly be at rock bottom, and the rats are leaving the sinking ship. This is a highly favorable situation for us, as we may safely assume that only the “good cops” are the ones leaving, or being forced out.

    What we have left are the dedicated pedophile rapists, like common sense and the other trolls that haunt the comments section. These boot-lickers lash out at CopBlock in sheer frustration and impotence. They have no idea that they are actually paying homage to CopBlock.

    We need more stories like this one. No joke. If I still lived in Florida, I would give serious consideration to donning the garb of a street urchin, strapping on my hidden camera rig (set to real-time uploading, of course), then proceeding to weave down the boulevard.

  • 1605

    That chief’s statement is the typical, non-response I would expect.

    “by state statute, I can’t discuss it” No shit, Sherlock. When the people who are charged with upholding statutes need a statute to muddy the waters how hard do you think it is to have that implemented?

    I think personal/personnel matters should be FIOA’ble at all levels. These are our employees.

  • matt

    the physical violence is wrong and unnecessary; but, just permitting homeless people to sleep anywhere is also ignoring the problem and creating its own safety issue.

  • http://www.policemisconduct.net Glenn

    @1605, why do you think I refer to police unions as mafia organizations? The FOP works very hard indeed to create the statutes and policies that shield the guilty, thus allowing the guilty to perpetrate yet more crimes against the populace.

  • JohnK

    The bitch Chief is talking about one incident, It looks to be department wide.

  • http://www.policemisconduct.net Glenn

    Does anyone else notice how suspiciously quiet common sense and his many alternate names are when stories such as this are posted?

  • AmigaJoe


    -You’ve got a real boner for CS. Let it go. I don’t get it, but it’s tiresome. Why not give (silent) thanks for the rare instances when we’re troll-free?

  • http://www.policemisconduct.net Glenn

    Yet another alternate name for common sense? Noted.

  • http://yahoo larry

    What are they going to do when they end up with a Kelly Thomas. Change? Some one always has to die before change comes about. By then it is to late.

  • Common Sense

    Not quiet, this is a non incident.

  • Greg Gauthier

    …and if you don’t take advantage of our social services, we’ll serve-and-protect the living shit out of you.