Two police officers beat the crap out of a homeowner before arresting him for standing on his own porch. The two officers were dressed in plain clothes and driving an unmarked police car. They saw a man, later identified as Shase Howse, standing on the porch. Howse was standing there, trying to figure out which pocket his keys were in.

The two officers, who never identified themselves as being police officers, asked him if he lived there. Howse answered in the affirmative, but the officers asked him if he was sure that he lived there.

The cop then asked Howse if he was sure he lived there. “Yes, what the fuck?” Howse responded, still unaware that he was talking to a cop. The cop didn’t like his bad attitude, so exited the unmarked police vehicle and asked him again if he lived there.

The officer then told him to put his hands behind his back because he was under arrest. Howse refused, telling the men that he lived at the residence and that he’d done nothing wrong. The two men then threw Howse to the ground, and handcuffed him while Howse resisted. It was after he was tackled that Howse realized the men were police officers. They had not once identified themselves and produced identification.

Howse’s mother, who also lived at the home, testified that she saw the end of the confrontation, and that she watched the cops beat him once he was on the ground and in cuffs by straddling him and punching him repeatedly in the head. Charges were dropped, and the eventual lawsuit went all the way to SCOTUS, who said the cops had qualified immunity before dismissing the case.

This could easily have been me. I was once stopped by a bogus cop, but in my case I drew a gun on the asshole. What if he had actually BEEN a cop? It would have likely resulted in a gunfight, and there is a pretty good chance that I and one or more cops would have been killed. They would be completely immune.

Qualified immunity has to go.

Categories: Cops


AZFloyd · December 14, 2023 at 5:50 am

“A federal district court granted the defendants’ motion for summary judgment on qualified immunity grounds.”

In other words, “fuck you that’s why.”. So the cocksuckers in the black dresses would not even allow a jury to hear the facts and make a decision because FYTW.
I despise the judiciary more than the cops. It is these evil fucks in the black dresses that need to be dealt with with extreme prejudice.
But white American normies are stupid and treat judges with reverence even as judges justify and allow Americans to be sent to gulags for exercising their 1st amendment rights.. So fuck normies too. White normies earn their extirpation just as much as judges: good and hard.

Joe Blow · December 14, 2023 at 6:12 am

I understand why Qualified Immunity came about…
Imagine DeShaunte’s family x 10 million and the civil court system, when assuming nothing negative, the cop WAS really just doing their job. Yeah, I do get it.
HOWEVER… And this is the shining example. So many glaring and egregious errors… I don’t think you can say they were ‘mistakes’. Cops know better, they ARE trained better.
I think of the medical field as an analog. You obviously can relate…. Patient under your care dies, you did your best, but now the family decides to sue you in civil court. There are various protections in place through employer and industry to protect you when you were ‘just doing your job’. The difference comes in with you following your protocol and training, or stepping outside that lane.
You get a gut feeling patient X suffers from ABC, and injecting them with XYZ will save them from cardiac arrest. You inject them, they die. Protocol said you should have zapped them and injected PDQ, not XYZ. What happens to you in case of egregious failure to follow training and protocol?
These cops KNOW and are TRAINED to identify themselves to citizens upon contact. They were grossly negligent in conduct and ignored training (never mind legal implications that may merit a civil case! They assaulted the man!) Not only should they lose any licensure, but be barred from operating in the profession in the future, and fully subject to civil litigation for violation of citizens rights. If you do not identify yourself as law enforcement either verbally or through a uniform and/or emblazoned vehicle, I HAVE to assume you’re an ordinary person.
Here’s the chilling part: Why would a free-man voluntarily submit to such instructions in front of their own home from a total stranger? They wouldn’t, never, hell, I’d assume the 2 malooks were looking to mug me and break into my home. However the mindset of the 2 officers is vastly different, comply immediately or face my wrath! Probably called the victim a civilian instead of a citizen, too. Who works for whom? Exactly the problem. Things are inverted.

    Chris Mallory · December 14, 2023 at 9:50 am

    The problem is these cops are following policy, protocol and training. They are trained to see us as the enemy. They are trained to “take control of the scene”. They are trained that any failure of a citizen to not obey their every whim is a deadly threat. Their policies and protocols protect and require their outrageous behavior. They are trained that they are above the law.

      Big Ruckus D · December 14, 2023 at 3:34 pm

      Well, we are there enemies ,as they have decided to categories us as such, in fact. And it would behoove us to start acting like it, instead of deferring to authority that does this kind of shit with increasing regularity.

      Filing lawsuits and trying to remain gentlemanly and “within the lines” prescribed by the system isn’t going to stop this abuse, as the futility of those actions has already been well established by now.

      joe · December 14, 2023 at 7:18 pm

      i wasn’t trained that way…maybe now but not 20 years ago…qualified immunity is there for a reason…you take that away and what few good cops are left will be gone…otard and holder will get their wish of the “federalized police force” they pushed after the michael brown cluster fuck…obviously this guy got screwed…and those pos cops deserve a white van waiting for them around the corner…

        Divemedic · December 14, 2023 at 7:37 pm

        I don’t see why cops can’t get their own malpractice insurance, just like Paramedics, Nurses, Doctors, and tow truck drivers. Why do they need to be immune to liability from kicking the shit out of people?

          joe · December 14, 2023 at 8:26 pm

          they aren’t supposed to be immune from that…our judicial system is fubar…they shouldn’t be monday morning quarterbacked for every decision they make, especially when seconds count but they should not be immune from being sued when they are in the wrong…maybe that’s the answer though, they have to carry insurance

            Anonymous · December 17, 2023 at 1:20 am

            When I was a mortgage banker, I had to carry insurance. Why the hell shouldn’t you??

        Chris Mallory · December 14, 2023 at 8:39 pm

        How many times did you enforce a gun law? How many times did you tow a car because of “paperwork”? Did you ever give “professional courtesy”?
        I have family who were LEOs 60 years ago. I heard the stories about stealing a guy’s gun out of his vehicle. I saw the garages full of liquor confiscated in a dry county that was “destroyed”. I heard them tell of beating the shit of of people who mouthed off. There are no good cops. If there were, they would spend all their time arresting the bad cops.

boneman · December 14, 2023 at 8:35 am

So utterly wrong. Lawsuit is one thing. Nothing else filed? Trespassing? Assault? Battery? That this just was blithely dismissed is disgusting. “Serve and Protect” my arse.

    Scot Irish · December 14, 2023 at 5:53 pm

    Yes. I always ask “to serve and protect” who?

    Policy. Who creates the policy? Politicians.

    I consider a judge a politician.

    The system is broken. Maybe what this country needs is a dictator. I hate to say that.

Don W Curton · December 14, 2023 at 12:29 pm

And once again we see that the absolute worst crime you can commit is failure to respect mah authority.

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