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Cal's watching a sitcom from the 90's, and this particular episode has the family dog being approved for a credit card. Someone mentions the dog being arrested and beaten for fraud (jokingly). It reminded me; I can't describe my physical location by my relation to Philadelphia anymore, because of that stupid racially-motivated beat-down the cops engaged in a few days ago.

Racism happens. Police brutality happens. But, guys? You're making yourselves look like fucking idiots. First order of business: the cops' original story was that there were these three guys who they beat the crap out of, and a fourth unknown gunman. They lost the gunman, but s/he was with these three men.

Well, now there were only those three men. Ladies and gentlemen, this proves, at BEST, that the Philadelphia police cannot count. But it gets worse: according to the Daily News, none of the shooting victims could positively identify the gunman, and they say they NEVER saw the car that the three suspects were pulled out of.

Furthermore, the cops say they never lost sight of those men. Not ONCE.

Where's the gun? Fuck if they know.

Yes, the whole article is like that. Probably the worst of it is that these guys have alibis. A number of people are willing to testify under oath that they were elsewhere when the shots were fired.

Ooops.

Guys, please. Stop trying to save face. If this incident was justified in ANY way, TEN COPS would not be on desk duty and potentially facing criminal charges. Seriously, guys. This is the kind of shit you do to cops who you KNOW did something wrong. Until then, they're on the street on normal duty. That's how it works. We're not stupid, and we know you're not either.

Admit that a couple of cops saw three black men in a nice car and decided they were doing something wrong because of that, and it just spun out of control. Yes, you'll have to deal with the consequences of the actions of those cops.

But you're going to have to do that ANYWAY, and in the meantime the rest of the world is getting more and more disgusted with you. Admit it, sanction/fire those cops, and move the fuck on.

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