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34 thoughts on “CNN Panel Erupts in Emotion After Ex-Cop Infers Sandra Bland Died Because She Was ‘Arrogant from the Beginning’

  1. …and if you do lose your cool the cop still doesn't get to kill you. Why would you seek to justify this crime?

  2. David Grover says:

    Giving a law enforcement officer a "hard time" when they are abusing their power still does not warrant a death sentence imposed by the police.

  3. Maman Sagbe says:

    Refusing to put out your cigarette in your own car is NOT an unlawful offense. He is supposed to be trained to handle himself professionally… Calling her "arrogant" is no different from the "uppity nigga" accusations during the Civil Rights Movement. How dare she demand to be treated like a human being. What is tragic is that every 10 min a cop somewhere is murdering, abusing, tasering or assaulting a citizen and we can't see that we are in a Gestapo-styled police state. This pig who murdered this woman is only reflecting the genocidal sentiment and orders being given from the top. They are getting you all acclimated to murder by cop….Next are the camps.

  4. Maybe you shouldn't have a badge and gun and state mandate to use force if you are going to use it like this piece of shit did. That cop should be fired for what was on the video – REGARDLESS of whether or not she was later murdered.

  5. You would suck a cops dick if he asked you too

  6. Mark Willis says:

    Baldy piece of garbage there is typical of the right wing trash in this country who think the Constitution only applies to them. Here's hoping he gets his karmic lessons at some point, so he can learn the Golden Rule, albeit a few decades later than most of us did. Man but conservatism is a mental disorder…

  7. Mark Willis says:

    Yes Bruce, people of all races need to lick the shoes of the Gestapo when they abuse their power. Heil Hitler Herr Jackson! There Fuhrer is wunderbar!

  8. Carl DeMarco says:

    In this day and age we live with police that rather then set examples for society they NEED to CONTROL everyone. We are all at risk with this type of personality.

  9. Mark Willis says:

    Watching America's right wing in kneejerk defense of every police abuse is instructive for understanding how right wingers in 1930s Germany supported the Nazi regime with its Gestapo. We wonder how Nazism can take hold in a country. Just watch our conservatives mouthing off in defense of abusive police.

  10. We are back to lynching black people. Heil Hitler.

  11. Ebony Nobles says:

    First off she never Sao said she wasn't if you listen she states why? A question

  12. She could have been downright offensive and rude. Those are not death penalty offenses, even in Texas…well apparently unless you're black. This was a lynching and the cop(s) involved need to be held accountable.

  13. People of all races need to show respect and regard for lawful orders from a policeman. With a heavily-armed cop in front of you the last thing you want to do is lose your cool and give him/her a hard time.

  14. Paula Perez says:

    America is the most racist country ever. you are a target there, they are back to lynching black people and a woman! It's percecution

  15. Jonathan Sanders also deserves justice…as do so many…please sign this petition. He was murdered by cops in Mississippi.

    https://www.change.org/p/attorney-general-investigate-the-murder-of-jonathan-sanders

  16. Actually, the US is not the worst, I think parts of Europe are extremely dangerous for people of color to visit….google it and you will see.

  17. I don't think that was Bruce Jackson's intention…I agree and I do see a lot of people totally disrespecting police officers…I can see how some of them can get sick and tired of people's crappy attitudes….people mostly bring their attention upon themselves and then get attitude….If this poor woman was murdered in her cell I think that is awful and I pray that they find who did it and charge them appropriately. I also agree this cop did act inappropriately but she should have also just did what he asked without lip unfortunately it put her in a bad spot and something went very wrong….I feel for her family.

  18. i think harry is just a down right racist

  19. Joe. Kellam says:

    And "that" was indeed Bruce's intentions, just as it is yours, which is precisely why you're co-signing his remarks; and precisely why you're just as disgusting as him. You can rationalize it all you want, but some of us are still human enough to hear wickedness when we hear wickedness.

  20. Whattoever a Man Plan they shall surley reap, if they don't their Families will, it's in tge boom of psalms

  21. Ken Williams says:

    Black men who put on the uniforms of the US Military to defend the country
    with their lives on the line then come back to America , go to church and then
    become cowards and won't defend Black Women and Black Children . Is it any
    wonder that white racist men who have no regrets at all about killing Black people
    for any reason should have any respect for the humanity of Black people ?

  22. Sheshe Hill says:

    This is a disgrace to to us as blacks this has been going on for so long and nothing is being done about it who we trust we can't even trust law-enforcement anymore that's why people take things into their own hands sometimes it's sad but that's just the way it is that this is the sign that God is in control

  23. Yes he's, i hope 1 day they will be the 1 facing what black people go through

  24. Robby Owens says:

    Sinful..,,and sick

  25. "PUT OUT YOUR CIGARETTE: IS NOT A LAWFUL ORDER YOU MORON!

    I HAVE BEEN PISSED WHEN PULLED OVER AND HAVE RESPONDED IN A SIMILAR FASHION AND I WAS NOT MOLESTED OR ARRESTED!

    AND YOU JACKASSES THINK THAT EVERY TIME AN OFFICER SPEAKS IT'S A LAWFUL ORDER! DO YOU EVEN FUCKIN' KNOW WHERE A LAWFUL ORDER BEGINS AND WHERE A LAWFUL ORDER ENDS!

    ALSO GET A DICTIONARY BECAUSE YOU DON;T KNOW THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DISRESPECT AND THE ASSERTION OF ONE'S RIGHT!

    THAT'S THE PROBLEM WITH SOCIAL MEDIA! A BUNCH OF AIRHOLES LIKE YOU GET ON THE LINE AND FURTHER DUMB DOWN AMERICA BY ADVOCATING, GOING ALONG WITH THESE OBVIOUS CRIMES BEING COMMITTED BY THE POLICE!

  26. To my detractors: cops are people who have to deal on a daily basis with the worst of the worst society has to offer. Put yourself in their shoes. You would get POd after a while dealing with these disrespectful, hateful, callous people too. Of course there are rogue cops and they need to be taken off the beat. Maybe cops are little too quick to protect their own but take into account that cops have emotions too and can have a bad day at least as often as you and I do.

  27. So you think Sandra Bland was "the worst that society has to offer"???

    Sandra Bland was no threat to this officer. All he had to do was issue the ticket and go on his way. And that is exactly what he would have done if it had been a white person (yes, this officer has many incidents of racism complaints, so it's not merely a presumption based on his color).

    This isn't just a "bad day" cop. For crying out loud!

    What you don't seem to grasp is that black people encounter cops having these "bad days" sometimes as often as 2-3 times in a single day. And on any day they don't encounter it themselves, they have family members or friends who have.

    So how about this instead: how about THEM understanding that the people they are talking to ALSO have bad days, and this very moment could be the worst moment in their lives?

    How about YOU understanding that you do not know WTF you are talking about when it comes to how police treat black people?

  28. She had a perfect right to smoke in her own car. The officer had no business telling her to put it out.

    You are using what I call The Gestapo Defense: that is, the presumption that, 100% of the time, any officer at any time may issue any order of any kind to any citizen and that citizen must promptly obey regardless of whether the order is illegitimate, even if it is used to escalate a situation in order to get a citizen to respond in a way that they hope will justify a violent reaction.

    Here is how a normal person deals with a smoker:

    "I would appreciate it if you would put out your cigarette."

    If the person balks, you say, "I know you would rather not, but please, the smoke is hard on my lungs."

    If someone says no, they have a perfect right to smoke in their own car, you say, "Yes, you are correct. However, the smoke makes it difficult for me to breathe. Would you please do this for me? "

    But of course, if you are a cop full of a blown up sense of entitlement to authority and the belief you can order any person to do anything you please and that person must comply, you say "Put out that cigarette." And if the person refuses, you say "Get out of the car!" … and proceed from there. Because basically your overblown sense of entitlement makes you an asshole, and sometimes, ultimately, a murderer.

    But of course cops get away with the Gestapo Defense because of people like you who believe that any cop can do anything he wants to any citizen. You apparently believe that no matter how illegitimate the order, no matter if the order constitutes an escalalation of harassment, if the citizen does not immediately comply they deserve to have God Almighty his representative wearing a police officer's uniform and carrying again to literally lower the boom, and any subsequent violence, including death, is justified.

    And this isn't even a case where the officer's life could even remotely be construed as threatened.

    The implication of The Gestapo Defense is that everyone must fear police at all times and jump to any order no matter how out of line the order is. Because, after all, you don't want to end up like Sandra Bland, leaving jail in a coffin.

    How about this instead. How about instead we have police who aren't authority freaks intent on making sure that every single person on this planet bows down on their knees before the Almighty Police Officer.

  29. I strongly believe that the department was going to get a big lawsuit and they hung her or should i say lynch her in the cell. The officer didn't want to lose his job and did what ever he could to not let this woman have her day in court. May she RIP 🙁

  30. Whatever she was saying to him he has the training he's suppose to rise above the situation and stay focus on the task and his task at that time was to simply write a ticket..What that white man just said by calling her arrogant was just one word shot of what he wanted to say which was she was acting like an arrogant n$#%er who was just getting put in her place…He's a POS just like that cop was!

  31. So since she stood up for her rights- she is Arrogant!
    That is what is wrong with white folks- They really hate being talked back to! They still see us as Slaves!!

  32. Bob Fickling says:

    Harry Houck is a nut ……

  33. Georgia NeSmith… #truth I was gonna reply to this non educated comment then I read yours and thought she said everything I was gonna say and more so I'll leave it!!

  34. I'm not a republican or democrat. Both sides stink to high heave and their media sources do a lot of yacking. BUT to you, Baruch Zeichner, the sentiments behind your comments is what is going to change our country.

    Look Marc Hill is a Kappa Brother. I respect him and the others. But all this celebrity analysis stuff is not moving the dime. Our nation will only heal when ordinary people that look like you and ordinary people that look like me have transparent discussions. Just had one a few minutes ago.

    I say this to THANK YOU. More value in your comments than the back-and-forth peanut gallery banter for primetime television.

    Stay up, Baruch.

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