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Brickbat: I'll Show You a Warrant

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When Topeka, Kansas, police came to Michael Scott Dodson's home seeking Michael Eugene Dodson, he told them they had the wrong man. He offered to show them his ID and asked to see their warrant. Instead, one of the officers shoved Dodson up against his truck. He says he instinctively took a defensive stance, so the officers pepper-sprayed him, slammed him against his truck again, took him to the ground and handcuffed him. A few minutes later, they realized they had the wrong man, so they released him and apologized. They also gave him a citation for interfering with a police officer.

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  7. Enough with making excuses for these people who have similar names to wanted alleged criminals, or who rent apartments where wanted alleged felons previously lived, or who just live on streets with names or house numbers that an overworked or dyslexic police clerk can easily get mixed up—-they get what they deserve!

    Can you imagine the embarrassment these poor officers must have felt when that man had the temerity to contradict their belief about who he might be? Had they shot him instead of just citing him, it would have still been an understandable reaction to their wounded pride.

    To paraphrase a cop show from my childhood with a parrot-loving city cop named after an Italian brand of handguns, “Don’t sound similar to the crime if you can’t do the time!”

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    2. Mr Buttle got what he deserved. Anyone who says differently is a terrorist.

      1. And a seditionist Trump supporter.

        1. And a white supremacist.

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      Now I feel stupid. My brain is stuck on Ofc. Sledge Hammer but that’s not Italian. Ofc. Benelli? Chiappa? Mateba?

      1. Well, it’s spelled differently, but the show was Baretta with Robert Blake.

        1. Ah yeah, Baretta/Beretta, parrot/cockatoo, paraphrasing… too many leaps and not enough familiarity for my brain to follow.

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  10. I’m guessing the citation was an attempt to cow him into not complaining, or something to bargain with later.

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  11. Where’s the obligatory “if he were a black man they’ve have murdered him in the street” comment?

    1. No dog, no story

    2. Yep, there’s that white privilege exposed: slammed to the ground, cuffed, and then cited.

  12. *stuffs citation in man’s mouth*
    “That’ll teach you to be the wrong guy!”

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  14. He asked for it.
    THey didn’t have a warrant, but they did have a citation, so that is what they gave him.

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  15. Damn, he actually got an apology after being violently assaulted?

    That’s called progress, friends.

    1. And they clearly want to see him again, that’s what the citation is for. Best buds in the making.

      1. Who says Mayberry’s dead.

  16. Expect much more as democrats convert us to a one party state.

  17. A few minutes later, they realized they had the wrong man, so they released him and apologized.

    Yeah right. First rule of power is to never apologize. Ever.

    1. And then gave him a citation to document that he started it.

  18. “And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?… The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If…if…We didn’t love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation…. We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.”

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    Police are an anti-American, progressive institution designed to undermine your elected sheriff.

    Being a cop needs to get VERY expensive.

    1. Sounds like Solzhenitsyn was a certified white supremacist Trump supporter.

    2. Police are the standing army we were warned about.

      1. That is a keen observation, especially given the unionization (binding them largely to Democratic apparatus in big cities) and militarization of police.

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