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Brickbat: And She's the Stupid One?

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In Australia, the Law Enforcement Conduct Commission has ruled two New South Wales police officers racially abused two Afghan women during a traffic stop. The officers said they pulled over the vehicle because they believed one of the women wasn't wearing a seat belt. The officers' body cameras showed one of them greeted the women by saying, "You have to be the most stupidest person I've met as the driver of a motor vehicle." He demanded ID from both, and when he is told one of the women is in the country on a temporary visa he threatens to put her in jail. He ordered both out of the car, and when the driver protested, he threatens to jail them both. "Don't you get aggro or you'll be in the back of a divvy going back to the jail, don't take advantage of our system," he said. The driver told the commission the officer made even more abusive statements when the cameras were turned off. The commission recommended both officers be disciplined.

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  1. The woman told the commission the officers accused her of having drugs in the car and suggested that if the police pulled the women over in Afghanistan under the same circumstances they would have been shot from behind.

    No such treatment from authorities down under, though. They’re much better than those thugs with badges in Afghanistan!

  2. Bogans with badges.

  3. “Don’t get aggro or you’ll be in the back of a divvy.”

    Sorry, but I don’t speak jive, you jackaroo. English please.

    1. He said that he’s in great pain and he wants to know if you can help him.

      1. “The driver told the commission the officer made even more abusive statements when the cameras were turned off.”

        Get rid of the off switch, for cripes sake. Even better, establish the precedent whereby if an officer had an otherwise functional body or dash cam that was turned off or “failed,” all testimony by that officer and any other officers similarly situated is presumed to be false.

        1. That was supposed to be a stand-alone comment. My reply to Rat was to be: “My momma didn’t raise no dummy. I dug her rap.”

          1. Cut me some slack, Jack! Chump don’ want no help, chump don’t GET da help!

            Jive-ass dude don’t got no brains anyhow! Shiiiiit.

  4. Crikey, these sheilas were going to go waltzing mathilda with them.

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