Seattle Cop Caught On Tape Telling Man He Will Be Framed For Robbery

Seattle’s KOMO 4 News reports on their city’s police department’s issue with tens of thousands of cop car dashcam videos “vanishing”. In the latest incident for which cruiser footage of critical moments was mysteriously lost, two innocent young men (both African American) were beaten and arrested at gunpoint for no legitimate reason. After they are taken to jail, an officer tells one that he will “make stuff up” and send them to prison for robbery.

But no worries, the police department investigated itself and found no wrongdoing by officers. A department spokesman comments that concerned citizens have to “trust the system, trust the process”.

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  • JohnFrancisBittrich

    despicable. good to see a tv news outfit that is actually willing to sue to call them on this shit…

    • Btraws

      There is some excellent local media in Seattle.  From time to time they have faced enormous political pressure because of their integrity in shining the light on the corrupt cockroaches.

  • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

    A few dead cops and a jury unwilling to convict and this problem will magically solve itself.

    • Kny

      Right on.

    • Eric_D_Read

      That’s why they have jury selection down to a science.

    • Happy_Yule_Ted

      yup

    • http://twitter.com/prosperhappily Robert S

      Doubtful.  Other cops will just hunt down the shooters, kill them, plant an unregistered gun on them and claim self defense.  

      • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

        Possible, but they too can be dealt with in a manner similar to the first batch.

        Then other cops will get revenge for their cop buddies, then they’ll be dealt with…

        Finally the burial expenses will get to where the taxpayers will demand honest cops, if only to save money on the bagpipes player.

        If not, well… the cops are outnumbered and outgunned. They’ll lose any war of attrition.

        Anti-Police sentiment is higher now than I’ve ever seen in my lifetime, and I’ve kept a close eye on the subject.

        I have a strong suspicion that things are getting near the breaking point in some communities.

        Can’t say I’ll be all that sorry to see the cops get their comeuppance.

      • http://twitter.com/alizardx A.Lizard

        The majority of crimes that are solved (most aren’t) are solved by informants trying to plea bargain by providing information on other criminals, stupidity on the part of the criminals (e.g. posting crime scene pictures with them in them on Facebook) or by lucky accident. 

        While I can imagine police giving problems involving dead policemen extremely high priority, I doubt it would change the results that much. They might get SOMEBODY, but getting the wrong person would have very limited deterrent value. 

        This is probably a reason why the Feds are trying to get more surveillance ability and data analysis resources onto the Net and social media in particular.

        Public opinion appears to be shifting, though, and not in favor of police.

        • gwen jackson

           I’m sure the police have about as much fear of an organized popular uprising as  the politicians and the 1% do…which is absolutely none.
          Fairytales about the common people taking power from their oppressors are fun, but the fact is that common people willingly give power to their oppressors because thinking for themselves is SO HARD, they’d much rather have someone else in charge while they worship the Kardashians and watch football.
          Nice story though. You should write for Hallmark.

          • Ronald Ward

             you have a point about how sheep-like most people are, but there are enough real free men left to handle it, and when the time comes, it will be handled. if the cops aren’t afraid, that’s their problem, they really should be…

    • Jowalla482

       Something very similar happened in central Texas.  A dirty police department — far too many minorities getting killed.  Then ….. magically ….. the paradigm turned.  Whenever a minority was killed, a police officer would be killed within a few weeks or a month.  It did not take long for the mental midgets in the department to realise that there were consequences for their tions. 

      Most of the minority murders by police stopped.

      • Ronniedobbs

         f&*^king awesome

      • gwen jackson

         really? i don’t guess the town had a name or anything, huh? didn’t think so. ;)

  • Eric_D_Read

    Whew! I sure am glad cops only do this kind of thing to black people. Otherwise it would be something I need to be concerned about.

  • Anarchy Pony

    And they wonder why there is anti-police sentiment out there…

  • Tuna Ghost

    Jesus christ this is sickening.  No disciplinary action at all?  Good lord.

  • Andrew

    I’d call this racism, but that would make me a racist.

    • Jin The Ninja

      racism in america!? a mythical unicorn (eyeroll) that one.

  • DeepCough

    What? This is how the justice system works.

  • Happy_Yule_Ted

    Seattle cops are the most corrupt and dishonest in America.  They are goons that would make Himmler’s SS blush.

    • Eric_D_Read

      Clearly you have never been to New Jersey.

      • Anarchy Pony

        Or Chicago, or New York.

        • Tuna Ghost

          Shit, in New York an officer can rape a drunk woman that he escorted home “for her safety” and get away with it.  

          • gwen jackson

             or shoot you forty one times for trying to offer him your wallet…or rape men with broomhandles in bathrooms…

            google adrian schoolcraft for some fun…

      • Trajan

         New Orleans cops tortured one perp to death in a station house.  Then they threatened the medical examiner to cover up the cause of death.  New York cops actually sodomized a man with a wood stick in the police bathroom.  Florida cops ….. jeez ……

        • eyeoftheaxis

          An old CPD saying was, they are The Baddest Gang in Chicago and every
          member carries a gun. Internal reviews on B&E, various gangland drug crimes,
          assault, rape, the kind of stuff they can’t even pretend has popular support,
          … gets them paid leave.

    • Hemo23

      You can not be serious, sir and I’m in White Center.

      • Marklar_Prime

         I’m from Seattle and in Pacific so I get the reference and must appropriately ROFLMFAO!

        • Misinformation

           I get it too. But Seattle PD have really serious fucking issues. Please don’t pretend to play them down.

  • Micah Dylan

    and we thought cops were good guys just doing their jobs, this changes everything

    • D.D.B.

       Since when did you think cops were the good guys?
      Welcome out from under your rock Micah!

      • http://www.ContraControl.com/ Zenc

        He forgot to use his sarcasm font.

  • Hemo23

    Lame ‘investigative first’ news clip. Trying to make a buck on a very light confrontation. “I’m gonna make something up” was rookie scare tactic. Show the Oakland PD gang squad…Now that’s scary!

  • Marklar_Prime

    DOUBLE not to worry, Seattle also has a citizen review board to look into police misconduct that is 90% ex-law enforcment. I love my city,……

    • gwen jackson

      lol, yeah, it’s obviously reeeeeaally effective. my god the fairytales you humans tell yourselves in order to sleep at night are so CUTE!
      —durp~ sorry, i misinterpreted your sarcasm on the first read, my bad. it’s late, i’m a dork.

      • Maaaan Shoot

         You’re also kind of a beacon of negativity…I think we’d all be better off without vampires running around attempting to suck the life out of any optimism someone may have. You know our thoughts are creative power, right? You are fucking with the collective consciousness when you spread that garbage. Please, in the future, attempt to restrain yourself, for the good of others who see the possibilities for light in the world. (I used to be VERY much like you…very bitter to the sheeple, but negativity just doesn’t help). Just my two cents. Appreciate you spreading thought and differing perspective, as it is always needed, much love to you Gwen! Spread it around :)

  • Lights Camra Corruption

     Why is  this shocking? The whole system is corrupt.http://t.co/lr5fEFQfFrom the top down. we just have video cameras now.

  • Dfenter

    Seattle police have a culture of corruption going back quite some time.  Check the historical record.  If there was ever a department that needed an independent investigation from the top-down — this is it.

     

  • Kahlib

    this country has a serious problem with law enforcement corruption, and nobody in power is willing to talk about it.

    • gwen jackson

       that’s because everyone in power is also corrupt. it’s the entire system, in every facet, at all levels. there is no justice and no hope for it.

  • Spikedawg71

    So glad I left Seattle

  • Bob

    If you are white and go to the wrong neighborhood you will be killed. If you are black and go to the wrong neighborhood you will be arrested no matter what.

    • Jin The Ninja

      facetious? because you can’t possibly be serious with that comment, but i’d rather give you the benefit of the doubt…

  • Ted

    I’m I the only one that finds it ironic that even though these were clearly upstanding college attending, hard working middle class black kids, they did look kind of thuggish at the scene of the crime and then later in while being interviewed were dressed like slightly nerdier version of “Urkel”

    Maybe its not such a good idea to follow thug fashion and mannerisms, with angry white cops around with guns conditioned to dealing with actual thugs all day. Just sayin’

    • Ted

      I mean what’s up with that Big wide white belt? He looks like Greg Brady.

      • Eric_D_Read

        It’s merging of “Thug” and “Hipster” aesthetics. Behold: the Thipster!

    • Jin The Ninja

       “thuggish” please oh wise one, explain what comprises that aesthetic, and how in any way it should affect your social interaction with the police or anyone else for that matter.

      It sounds very much like that cop at York U, who told girls, “not to dress like sluts if they don’t want to be raped.” And we all know what a misogynist scumbag he was.

      Not everyone has the desire to wear sweatshop made J crew jumpers and khaki golf pants, nor should that define you as a person. I guess preppy assholes like you think that a homogeneous population wearing cheap suits is the most desireable- and in fact- those kind of populations are also found in prisons and totalitarian nations.

      there is a correlation, you know, between homogeneity and social control.

      • Ted

        Are you from another country and live in a cave? You don’t know what a Thug aesthetic looks like? I mean the people who cultivate it know what it looks like. Do you have a TV?

        It seems to often have the effect of causing them to get their asses beat by the police. I don’t think that’s the intention.

        Which acting tough and “street” never really works as a deterent to geting beat downs by cops.

        So obviously it backfired. So on with the ties and the pants pulled up high and the shirt tucked in and the belts.

        • Jin The Ninja

          If social interaction with the police is defined by their assesment of our physicality, then people should start to don their grey jumpers and stars/triangles/brown squares now.

          Thug, is an adjective for someone’s behaviour. I don’t have an associated “look” for it, nor should you.

          And frankly i live in a huge city- you should just stay in the suburbs j crew, protect your precious mall-going eyes from all the scary ethnic people!!!

        • Maaaan Shoot

          ‘Do you have a TV?’

          If you are trying to defend some argument with referring to what TV shows you, then you obviously are not seeing the world for what it truly is. Stop watching TV, and find some mushrooms. Get your shit together, dude. TV is fake reality, my friend. All of it. Get the fuck away from it. It’s all B.S. People are people. There are some white ass thugs who you would not fuck with. Stop defining your world based on what you see on TV. And to think you have the nerve to actually bring it up as some sort of valid point. Yikes. Go camping and take mushrooms in the forest. Thank me after you’re pissing on your DirecTV box.

    • Maaan Shoot x2

       Yes, you are so right Ted. They should definitely change the way they feel like dressing (and in a way, subconsciously expressing themselves) out of fear of the police state. That’s what everyone should do, just give into ‘the way it is,’ right? Eek. Theodore, if you were wrongfully and unexpectedly arrested, would you be in your Sunday best? Likely not. Would you be dressed that way in the following meetings/hearings, etc., to perhaps help reenforce and possibly validate your innocence? I’d bet you would be. These guys are black though, so they’re dressing like Urkel, instead of just dressing in ‘professional’ garb. It sounds to me like YOU’RE the one perpetuating the thought that black people aren’t supposed to dress that way (for whatever reason), yet you bring it up as a possible fault of theirs. Seriously, talk about being a dick just to be a dick. You don’t even see your epic hypocrisy, brother. I’d rethink how you analyze situations and possibly not use your reptile brain so much.

  • Ted
  • Ronald Ward

    a good defense against this would be for everyone to have access to a camera that automatically sends everything it films directly to the internet, to two or three websites determined by the operator, that way if the cop destroys the camera, the data isn’t lost. the cops are already terrified of cell phone cameras, and routinely confiscate or destroy them when they can, and if the footage is already out on the internet before they can get to you, they’ll be less likely to believe they can cover things up. Maybe there is an honest cop out there somewhere, if so, i haven;t met him/her. the last time i was robbed at gunpoint, a cop was behind the gun. i refused to swear out a complaint because i didn’t want 50 cops at my house kicking down my door and shooting me for “resisting arrest”. the cops are not any different from any other armed gang out on the streets, they’re just taxpayer-funded. NEVER trust a cop.

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