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Phoenix Police Chief Suspended Over Rewards for Shooting Protesters’ Balls

Phoenix Police Chief Suspended Over Rewards for Shooting Protesters’ Balls

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Nearby-Lock4513

This is one of the reasons why the DOJ opened a pattern of practice investigation into the Phoenix police a week ago. I’m born and raised in Scottsdale and we all learned amongst our friends that you make sure the white guy drives - especially after dark on a weekend. These pigs are racist AF here and if there is a black guy driving on a weekend night - especially with white women in the car - you’re getting pulled over.


cocococlash

Isn't the police chief a black woman?


jhpianist

Phoenix, yes. Scottsdale, no.


SkrullandCrossbones

Some of these BLM videos have black cops aiding in abuse.


cocococlash

[posted this below](https://youtu.be/pgAGHiLBEGQ) but will post here, too. Gives some good insight into what happened.


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ChaosPilled

It's not self hate. Cops are cops first and foremost.


SkrullandCrossbones

That’s how the Nazi’s recruited Jews to help.


CassandraVindicated

It's not just AZ, especially when it comes to POC police.


Nearby-Lock4513

Why would that possibly matter?


LiteralLiterallyDied

Sounds like a nice place to live! Thanks for sharing and enjoy living there 👍


CassandraVindicated

No worries, they'll be coming to a community near you when their water is gone.


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boringhistoryfan

That just sounds like a way to guarantee being killed with American police.


Nearby-Lock4513

For real.


creature_report

Weird how we keep finding a few bad apples over and over and over again.


sombertimber

*Too bad that just a few bad apples spoil the whole bunch.*


smick

People forget that this is the actual saying. It has been twisted to mean something entirely different.


DownvotedOutreachCo

>The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb Remember this the next time someone tries to tell you that blood is thicker than water and you're about to drop mad oaths with the squad


luvcrft

That's amazing! I almost can't wait for someone to use that line on me lol.


Shadeofhades

There are an amazing amount of common quotes that are (at least seemingly) the opposite of the full version. Great minds think alike (but fools seldom differ) A jack of all trades is a master of none (but oftentimes better than a master of one) Curiosity killed the cat (but satisfaction brought it back)


pigeondo

Hard work beats talent (until talent tries hard).


disturbed3335

See I always heard “Hard work beats talent when talent refuses to work hard”


Medic3614

My favorite is "blood is thicker than water". I once read that the actual meaning is that the blood spilled in battle is thicker than the water of the womb - our biological ties aren't as strong as the ones we form through the tribulations of life.


Captain_Blackbird

Yup, I read it as "the covenant (group) you surround yourself willingly, is thicker than the connections you have to family. Because you can't chose your family, but you can choose your covenant.


Medic3614

Thank you. You worded it much better than I could before my second coffee!


drolldignitary

A covenant is a promise. It means when you swear an oath to someone, which was occasionally done while drawing and mixing blood to denote the seriousness of the promise, that vow is more important than your family bonds or other responsibilities. It means more, because you decided to forge that bond yourself, and put your own essence into the process of swearing the oath. More generally, you're correct about the implications of the phrase.


Mistergardenbear

The “blood of the covenant” thing can only be traced back to the 90s where some writer claims that it was the original source. The book that he cites as his source doesn’t actually talk about it. The oldest variant of the phrase, translatedfrom German is: “I also hear it said, kin-blood is not spoiled by water." And dates to the 12th century. Edit: sorry the earliest version dates to the 90s that cites as a source a 1975 reprint of a book. The book, The Blood Covenant still does not make the claim that the original version states anything about “blood of the covenant.”


steeplebob

Some of the parenthesized bits aren’t part of the original formulations, like the “…satisfaction brought it back!”. Clever add-ons, but they don’t illustrate the loss of original meaning.


ChristosFarr

Just pull out a pocket knife if you like alright you ready


Yitram

>Spare the rod, spoil the child. Despite what certain people will tell you, its not telling you to beat your children. The 'rod' in this case is a shepherd's crook, and so what the phrase is saying it to properly guide your children or they will end up spoiled


Mistergardenbear

Ohhh you mean the blood of the covenant thing that can only be traced back to the 70s at the earliest?


CassandraVindicated

I don't know what the hell you are trying to say, but that isn't the expression. It's a modern version of it that has only existed for about 50 years. The actual expression "Blood is thicker than water" is much older than that.


ILikeMyGrassBlue

No one forgot. They’re just shamelessly saying whatever the fuck to support their views. These same people knew the phrase very well back in the Obama years. I remember a lot of, “you have a bag of M&Ms. They’re all fine, but one is poisoned. Would you still take the M&Ms? Of course not. Refugees are like those M&Ms. One bad apple spoils the bunch.” They clearly understand the saying. They’re just deliberately twisting it to fit their own narrative.


davcli

This is the way I’ve always understood it. What is the other meaning you’re referring to?


taurealis

Most common use seems to be “there’s just a few bad apples, all the rest are fine”


CassandraVindicated

But only for pigs.


alkalineproduce

“Just a few bad apples”


barbieg1

Many churches use this to justify physical punishment.


ThePresidentsNipples

The whole damn orchard is rotten, the apple's grow rotten these days.


Lostinthestarscape

Yes, though this shows ACAB because all officers who knew of this did not report it - and I'm pretty sure if it wasn't against domestic citizens it'd be considered a war crime.


SeattleBattles

And a bunch of other apples that don't give a shit about the bad ones. This went on for years and no one did a damn thing.


Koolco

Weird how they’re also all in positions of power too. So even if it was true that “good apples” outnumber bad ones by 3:1, it wouldn’t mean shit.


CoolFingerGunGuy

That one day suspension will SURELY discourage this type of behavior in the future, though.


ghettobx

Yeah, that’s the bigger outrage. It’s insane.


EpictetanusThrow

Weird how we keep picking bad apples to join the bushel…


sigbhu

Meanwhile the democrats response to these outrages is to….checks notes…give the cops more money. Sure, this will end well


Correctamos

Isn’t that what “defund the police” means?


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AnthraxEvangelist

Democratic politicians did not even meaningfully support BLM, let alone lend their power or leadership, much less support the most important idea of the movement. The people who led BLM, the people who had the right idea of giving pigs less money might be stuck voting for Democrats because the alternative is worse, but they were not party insiders.


ColdRedLight

Cops getting awarded special MAGA branded coins for shooting people in their genitals seems like it should result in a lot more than a one day suspension.


Rombledore

yeah, but in police states that's totally cool.


Eastern_Ad_4441

How about jail time? Isn’t it the job of police to serve the public, not just those in their clan? Isn’t assault a crime?


giltwist

> Isn’t it the job of police to serve the public, Not since [1989's DeShaney v. Winnebago County Department of Social Services](https://www.barneslawllp.com/blog/police-not-required-protect) or [2005's Castle Rock v Gonzalez](https://www.nytimes.com/2005/06/28/politics/justices-rule-police-do-not-have-a-constitutional-duty-to-protect.html)


SkrullandCrossbones

You forgot the rape case where the cops allowed 2 women to be repeatedly assaulted for hours, and the courts basically decided “Cops protect property, and groups that may damage property. Not individual citizens.”


KnownFred

So what's the point of them? If they aren't here to be public servants then the people who are calling for the complete abolishment of police forces aren't actually nuts.


CassandraVindicated

To protect property rights and the safety of the upper class.


ohiotechie

In a sane country it would.


SlowVibeActual

It's fucking Phoenix, the place that issued laws that let police stop people because they "looked like immigrants". The only thing positive, I think, is that they have Commander Mark Kelly there.


royleekx

We are slowly changing our ways. We got Arpaio out eventually. We voted blue in the presidential election. Now we just have to hope we can out-vote these MAGA election conspiracy morons and get rid of people like Gosar. Arizona has been pretty terrible over the last few decades but I have sincere hope for the future


Bonesnapcall

Gosar will never lose without a redrawing of the districts. He represents the absolute most rural part of Arizona.


royleekx

I know it’s a fantasy. Maybe he will undo himself somehow.


julbull73

But Az has a commission redistricting vs legislature so it might get corrected. Not sure if we are redistricting post census though.


Bonesnapcall

I'm not saying its impossible, I'm just saying it wont happen without one.


32542GME

Gosar and Biggs need to get the hell out of our state. They represent white supremacists and QAnon far right groups.


KevinAlertSystem

https://www.fox10phoenix.com/news/phoenix-police-chief-officers-disciplined-after-investigation-into-gang-charges-challenge-coins Police and the DA conspired to fabricate charges against protestors, they falsified evidence and lied multiple times to a judge and jury. Where are the perjury charges? At the very least. Of i forgot, the rule of law doesn't actually apply to them.


mixplate

>Phoenix’s city manager disciplined a slew of police officers, including the department’s chief, for rewarding officers for shooting protesters in the groin last summer as demonstrations over George Floyd’s murder erupted. Officers created a trophy in the form of a coin emblazoned with a protester being shot with a pepper ball in the testicles. The coin was embossed with the phrases **“Making America Great Again** One Nut at a Time” and “Good Night Left Nut.” Supervising officers gave the coins to their subordinates both on and off duty. Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams was suspended for one day. Phoenix’s mayor said in a statement, “I’m disheartened and deeply disappointed by the findings of this investigation.”


carpenteer

> Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams was suspended for ***one day.*** Seriously?!? WTF?


Unanimous_Seps

Suspended with pay.


carpenteer

I hate this country.


palermo

It's not the country. It is the police full of fascist pigs.


Ostczranoan

I feel like encouraging unnecessary violence against civilians should get you... I dunno.... fucking arrested or something! E: The more I think about it, the more I realize that they probably suspended them for a day just to produce the headline and make people think that justice is being done.


hosingdownthedog

No different than awarding damages of $1 for damages in a court case. Phoenix citizens and elected officials should be calling for resignations and criminal prosecutions.


leroyVance

So, like, vacation...


UmbrellaUser69

It absolutely blows my mind that this is acceptable in America. We’re talking about destroying citizens’ reproductive organs! This is seriously seriously disturbing, folks.


rand0mtaskk

Lmfao. Suspended for ONE DAY?! What the duck kind of punishment is that?


esther_lamonte

Didn’t people lose eyes and other severe long term damage from these police riots?


youveruinedtheactgob

Someone I know personally in fact


32542GME

Yes. Some of my buds got hit by an Alt-right asshole during our protests in March last year. Cops didn't do anything about it even though they were there. The driver was allowed to go home.


Spoogly

> making America great again one nut at a time Encouraging genocide and essentially openly calling it that. Nice.


Gishin

> Good Night Left Nut In addition to screaming they're fascist.


cocococlash

[Here is a good report](https://youtu.be/pgAGHiLBEGQ) on it from a while back.


Interesting-End6344

Oh, he's disappointed, is he? Like how Susan Collins was disappointed with the Chumpster Fire after his first impeachment, but she figured he'd learned his lesson? Seriously, in either case, it all ends up being a slap on the wrist and whether it's impeachment or a single day of ~~vacation~~ suspension, it ultimately doesn't amount to a hill of beans. I think that mayor needs to be voted out so they know what disappointment really means.


inoffensive_bob

How the fuck is this not considered terrorism. Last time I checked “violence with the intent of being political” was the standard, and this fits.


Acceptable-Golfer

Yeah, we need to hold police to a high standard


huskersax

[When even Cartman thinks you're out of line, you have a problem.](https://youtu.be/NwUyN0npvK4?t=8)


Present-Loss-7499

Thank goodness they were suspended for one day. That’ll learn em!


mixplate

They should be immediately fired and prosecuted for hate crimes.


Present-Loss-7499

Absolutely.


PN-Cryptid

Exe*


sigbhu

With pay?


Zestay-Taco

this is why we need to clean slate our justice department. because a lot of those cops took those coins. the ones who didnt. knew about it.


TrippyWiredStoned

Any potential victims should use this report in filing a lawsuit against the city and the department. They should also be investigated federally.. I'm sure race had everything to do with it. You're talking about altering lives.. taking away one's ability to have children. I'm sure a lot of these sick fucks thought just that, and were all the more hyped up to take part in this conspiracy of assaulting as many people as possible, on duty, in uniform, representing the city of Phoenix.


UmbrellaUser69

This is so fucking disturbing. I remember listening to LA County sheriff Villanueva on NPR defending officers shooting protestors in the head with less lethal rounds. Based on the lethal force training I got in the Navy, that constitutes lethal force and our police are using it against us with utter impunity. It’s really really disturbing.


julbull73

The DOJ is investigating


TrippyWiredStoned

Thank goodness. Wonderful news. May the hammer fall hard and with widespread reverberation throughout American society.


thatsnotwait

Suspended for one day. I wish I could say that was unbelievable.


evilornot

Fuck the police


ocular__patdown

>Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams was suspended for one day. That should teach him! /s A-CAB


HatchSmelter

Her*


hellfirecat1

They worshipped arpaio. I'm not surprised


Alternative-Pizza-46

Wow, I thought Danielle Outlaw was the only piece of shit Black female police chief out there carrying water for white supremacy


RossAZ520

"Black police showin' out for the white cop"


firesidefire

Again, ACAB


Khajiit_hairball

“Cruelty is the point.”


ClothesRead

These pigs are MAGA terrorists and should be treated as such. ACAB


Marvin_Frommars

One day? Seems a little excessive.


AdjNounNumbers

I mean, I can see giving the afternoon off. Maybe even just leaving for an early lunch and not coming back in, but a whole day? Damn /s


dreday67

He should be suspended by his balls Edit: Embarrassed for missing that the Chief is a woman. She should be suspended by… oh forget it.


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The chief is a "she".


inoffensive_bob

Lock her up


Ultrathor

She could have balls, you don't know.


WhoTookPlasticJesus

Why are you putting the pronoun in quotes? Jeri Williams is a woman.


kleptophobiac

Grammatically, putting the word she in quotes when you respond to someone who used a different pronoun incorrectly is correct. Not grammatically mandatory, but correct.


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Maybe I should have just said female. Forgive me if it was offensive.


WhoTookPlasticJesus

It wasn't offensive, just kind of odd


Professional_Raisin8

Women can have balls 🤷‍♂️


dreday67

Eyeballs


bkornblith

It’s almost like it’s not just a few bad apples, but the entire senior leadership is rotten.


Drewy99

Giving out awards for grievously injuring American citizens? Isnt this the police department the feds just launched am investigation into?


Dem0s

Suspended for one day, wow how harsh.


goibnu

Suspended for one day? He encouraged excessive use of force in a repeatedly documentable way. Prison time is merited.


Enabling_Turtle

Read the article again


ryosuke13

…fuck, I’m moving there next year. Might as well not go out for the next decade ig


Actual-Rest-9469

The police chief was just suspended for one day Or did i read it wrong?


ClothesRead

suspended? she should be jailed.


SoftTacoSupremacist

Suspended for ONE DAY.


420-BiomedStockDoc

He should be arrested not suspended he rewarded officers for assaulting civilians


Echoeversky

So boycott Phoenix until he's fired then?


Environmental-Job329

Can’t really boycott what society subconsciously wants


WomenTrucksAndJesus

Why not fire the chief?


BringOn25A

And the DOJ investigation hasn’t really started up yet.


elchiguire

What he should be is fired, tried, and sent to prison.


goforthandconquer

She


IMDeus_21

Children get suspended for a week for acting up. She should resign or be fired.


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So does this police Chief get disciplined for human rights violations? Sure a day off will do. I hope he gets his ass sued off for promoting this bullshit.


Enabling_Turtle

Read the article again


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Ok enabling turtle, what exactly did I miss here?


CowboyBebopCrew

Just suspended? Hmmm… I would think this would be a more serious ethical issue to promote more officers to act unethically while in a position of power.


SmackSabbath19

No not enough. You fire them


Emergency-Low7815

I live in Tempe, a suburb of Phoenix, and the police are dumb. Just dumb. I was told to stop my bike on my way to school because I was riding in the sidewalk! I explained that there was no bike lane because everyone drove through, and would hit me. He made me ride in the road! I was slowing traffic down to 15 mph in a 45 mph zone, and everyone was honking at me. It would have been much worse if I was Black.


Guilty_Jackrabbit

And people wonder why protesters came with impact-resistant goggles, cups, and helmets.


horkindorkindortler

God wouldnt it be nice to have the law apply fairly to everyone in this country.


skyttle_biscuits

They should’ve just shot him in the balls with a ‘less than lethal’ weapon.


No_Doubt2922

Suspended for one day? Kids get longer suspensions in school for less egregious things than promoting shooting protesters in the nuts. It’s a free day off.


ExpensiveWineo

I’m sure the police chief’s wrist must be stinging from this slap—-as he and his buddies laugh uncontrollably.


usually_just_lurking

Suspended for one day?? How about fired?


IMDeus_21

You friggin kidding me?


ImFuckingPositive

Suspended!?


Zelborg_

Well I know. Thanks for the info on that.


brandido1

Should be fired and charged.


Icybys

Okay so we’re adding castration for sport to the list Yeah they’re fucking heroes.


ohiotechie

Suspended for ONE fucking day. It doesn’t say if it was with pay or not but would bet it was. So basically he got a free vacation day - I’m sure that taught him a lesson he won’t soon forget!


avatarofanxiety

“Suspended for one day” oh well THAT’ll teach em


turnthrlights

Should be in jail


Piss-Ant

Gosh these police certainly have some things coming to them and golly gee wiz if I can't say what I wish would happen to them by George!


castle_grapeskull

Suspended for one goddam day how is that punishment.


random-axe

A trifle Third World, but that's what the GOP is shooting for. That, and balls.


YourFairyGodmother

WTF? No shooting him in the balls? Suspended for one day? JFC.


MoonBatsRule

He should be charged and arrested.


retoasted_bread

Suspended for one day. What justice.


kremit73

Can you say country wide weeding out of every police station.


MrSmithCA

So they were rewarded with a paid day off. Well done.


-P3RC3PTU4L-

Fuck The Police


Splenda

>Officers created a trophy in the form of a coin emblazoned with a protester being shot with a pepper ball in the testicles. The coin was embossed with the phrases “Making America Great Again One Nut at a Time” and “Good Night Left Nut.” Supervising officers gave the coins to their subordinates both on and off duty


toronochef

How do these clowns still have jobs?


scullye125

Is… is this the onion? Oh wait, no it’s real. Wtf is wrong with people


GenoBeano4578

Cup, eye protection, helmet at minimum guys.


putin_my_ass

One day suspension? How many days suspension would you or I receive if we shot the Chief in the balls?


KyloRenCadetStimpy

The protesters had balls. The police, not so much


Runover5025

Center mass is close to the balls😆😆😆😆😆😆😆


Zelborg_

If it's a rubber bullet that's ok. They may need it for protection against transmitted diseases.


Longjumping_Case5864

What kind of idiocy is that comment ? Shooting people exercising their constitutional right to protest in the genitals with a cotton balls is criminal !!!


Zelborg_

That was a joke. of course it's damn wrong.


Zelborg_

That was a joke.


bananafobe

Notably, rubber bullets are either metal with a rubber coating or a composite material that includes a significant amount of metal. They like to call them rubber bullets, because it makes people assume they're not dangerous.


ClothesRead

the klan subs are available and the folks that frequent them will be more in line with your thinking and lifestle


Reddtko

I have to ask this question, how much fun do you think she has shooting down stupid reporters like that in public?