I have seen more than enough of these incidents. Cops only being badasses when they know they can’t lose.

To those who say that this man was interfering- what does the law say? What is the definition of interfering? It looks like he is far enough away to not be interfering, except for the imagination of the cop thinking that he is going to be attacked from 100 feet away.

The sentence that says it all: “Jesus, I thought you guys were supposed to be good.” When you have Joe Sixpack and Suzie Soccermom thinking that you aren’t the good guys, you have lost America.

As I have said before, all settlements and lawsuits for cop misbehavior should be paid directly from the police pension fund. If that means cop pensions get cut, then maybe the cops will clear out the ones who do shit like this. Make them have skin in the game.

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Steve · March 10, 2024 at 6:06 am

I used to think Rodney King was taken out of context, and supported the police. But too many videos like this have changed my opinion, and now make me wonder how much we don’t see.
Mil Tactical gear, and the mentality that we are “civilians” have bred a ‘us vs them’ mentality, where they see themselves as ‘the Thin Blue Line’ defending civilization against the evil doers. We’ve really left “to serve & protect” far behind us in the change to “law enforcement”.
Qualified immunity has allowed them to become legal thugs, where “you will respect Muh Authoritah”, or else.

    Big Ruckus D · March 10, 2024 at 10:44 am

    Heh, well it was none other than Rodney King who implored us all in a tearful, riot inspired TV appearance “can’t we all just get along?” A few decades of additional lived experience since then says fuck no, quite obviously not.

Dirty Dingus McGee · March 10, 2024 at 8:17 am

And as more folks begin to despise cops for being dicks, more cops will claim “see what we have to put up with” and then double down.

For another example of no consequences for dick headed cops, see this example;


j · March 10, 2024 at 8:48 am

Should have been a larger settlement…and the bullies in costume should have been fired. All the wannabe commandos should go to the Russian/Ukrainian front to prove how tough they are, not by assaulting civilians in groups. Makes me sick.

oldvet50 · March 10, 2024 at 9:10 am

That’s my biggest complaint for these bad cops – its the taxpayer/public that suffers. A case gets thrown out of court for cop misbehavior? The innocent public has to suffer another future crime by the defendant. (Like THAT will teach the cop!)

Elrod · March 10, 2024 at 9:27 am

Statistically, the percentage of bad cops is not large; I doubt it comprises a majority, at least not yet. Unfortunately, that percentage is rising and there seems there is no effort to constrain it.

That the “non-bad” cops – especially those in agency management – choose to ignore the issue is discouraging.

I am curious if any of the “non-bad” cops devote a moment’s thought to where the loss of public support, much less the shift from support to open disdain by Regular Citizens leads. I rather doubt they do.

And, regarding the $1.5M, the decimal is one place short of being correct, and should be paid by garnishing salaries.

    Southernborne · March 10, 2024 at 11:00 am

    “Statistically”, would you care to show the stats, and where they come from?

    Seamrog · March 10, 2024 at 3:29 pm

    Consider a parallel: 13% of a certain population commits more than 50% of the violent crimes in this country. That minority also has protected status, and is largely ignored and / or even encouraged by those less violient among them. The entire culture is infected.

    Same with the police. That entire culture is infected.

    For decades, they have been trained that way – screaming obscenities, pointing weapons, daring anyone to confront their supposed authority.

    That does not come out easily in the wash.

    Matt · March 13, 2024 at 3:35 am

    If there a 4 “bad” cops on a force of 100 then there are 100 bad cops. Any other profession shitbirds would be run off. Do away with qualified immunity.

Aesop · March 10, 2024 at 9:57 am

But no deputies were fired or charged when the dust settled. That tells you everything you need to know.

Had one of those happen to me, but it ended much better. Saw a carload of 3-4 CHP driving about 90 on a freeway in the right lane (because they could) around 11PM and nearly cause an accident running into traffic ahead of them, then light up and pull over the car they nearly hit, and claim it was the other driver’s fault. GF and I, having been right behind the original incident and seeing this, got off at the next exit, circled back, parked two blocks away, approached on foot, and waited well away from the incident (over half a city block). They wanted to ID us (failed), and tried to follow us afterwards to get a license plate or generate a second ticket when we told them we’d seen what actually happened. We walked into a coffee shop instead of going straight back to our car, (they must have learned surveillance from Laurel and Hardy) and we waited until they gave up and drove away. After contacting the cited driver and passenger when they left the original stop, giving them our names and phone numbers, and offering to testify on their behalf, telling them what we’d witnessed right in front of us.
The ticket was dismissed, when the cops who wrote it never showed up in court. The fact that they were more concerned about trying to f**k with us as witnesses (exactly as in this case) and start a second incident, rather than not causing an accident in the first place was what pissed me off the most.

The badgeholes in this video obviously never got the Rodney King memo that video is everywhere, and lasts forever.

Every deputy responsible and participating in this incident should all have been fired and criminally prosecuted for multiple criminal counts, and the settlement for that should have been tried in court, not settled. The victim would have gotten more like $20M, not $1.5M.
The pity is it should have been from the individual officers responsible, not just the agency involved, which just hoses innocent taxpayers.

More douchebadges being douchebadges and jack-booted thugs.
How dare you record us from 100′ away doing a shoddy job! Respect mah authoritah!

This will continue until a breaking point is reached. And then po-po from sea to shining sea are going to all suddenly act shocked as hell when average people stop sueing them, and begin simply hunting them actively, and shooting them on sight as a community service, on general principles. TPTB are going to get what they keep wishing and actively working for, and it will be their own fault, from countless incidents like this, every single day, 24/7/365.

Anonymous · March 10, 2024 at 10:08 am

This cop and his partner need jail time. This is Southern Colorado law enforcement at it’s worst. This guy and his partner in crime have a history of ethical violations going back a long ways.

Slow Joe Crow · March 10, 2024 at 11:16 am

Forget the pension fund, dock their pay. A morning roll call announcement that every officer receives a 5% pay cut because Officer Biff broke a citizen’s jaw will get the point across. Adding that ex officer Biff is being sentenced for felony assault reinforces it.

SoCoRuss · March 10, 2024 at 1:44 pm

Yea, that incident was from a town near mine. There is something going on in that county. You have the sheriff and DA and county commissioners fighting and actually suing each other. Its a fucking mess. lots of rumors about who is actually controlling these folks.There have been multiple million dollar settlements from the Colorado area for these type incidents just in the past year. Some are valid and some are utter BS like the BLM riots and then protestors blocking roads and got their feeling hurt so here is a few million so where the scumbags got money due to it was cheaper to pay. I also believe the payments should come from both cops and DA’s money, they are both complacent. Colorado springs has insurance coverage for this but cant file any claims or the insurance company will drop them, so the taxpayers pay and pay for this crap and nothing changes but it gets worse every year.

Anonymous · March 10, 2024 at 4:03 pm

In the town I used to run, they had a bad cop who was pulling people over and impounding mustangs. He would then steal them out of the impound lot, take them to the chop shop and wouldn’t you know it, Officer Dave had a nice new mustang for his collection.

Long story short, his fellow deputies had enough of him and his partner and tree him down a flight of stairs. Broke his back in three places and his partner became a missing person.
But that was upstate in the 80’s when the mob ran the police

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