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DerekWills August 2nd, 2015 7:23pm

Before his viral crime stoppers video, Lt. Clay Higgins gave this commencement address to graduating officers. Watch the first 3:30 (though the entire 17:25 is awesome!). Do you believe most police officers share his sentiments?

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alynn Somewhere wonderful
08/03/15 2:57 pm

jvc...must you be so grumpy? 😊

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
08/02/15 1:52 pm

I wish they were all like him.
I believe most start that way & many believe they still are but they easily learn to be callous, disrespectful & egotistic.

Power too easily corrupts.

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Diogenes FreeMeBe
08/02/15 3:03 pm

Usually the young LEOs are. As they mature, they realize acting the horse's hindquarters doesn't help any situation.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
08/02/15 3:19 pm

I knew a motorcycle cop that worked traffic & the downtown party district. He became very tainted but he learned it from the streets.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
08/02/15 3:20 pm

Being disrespected is particularly difficult for those with power.

Diogenes FreeMeBe
08/02/15 4:25 pm

That's why older cops have the wisdom and know when to show restraint and patience.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
08/02/15 4:32 pm

Maturity is important but they learn their disrespect for us the more time they take abuse from us.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
08/03/15 1:41 am

All the cops seen on videos abusing people for minor traffic violations are examples of abuse of power.

It's callous to shoot somebody dead when they are running away from you.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
08/03/15 1:58 am

Look up Sandra Bland.

She's dead after changing lanes without signaling.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
08/03/15 2:01 am

Look up Walter E Scott
Dead. Shot 6 times in the back by a callous cop.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
08/03/15 2:38 am

So, you support the cop that shot Mr Scott in the back?
Did you see the video?
There was no threat. Mr Scott was murdered.

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
08/03/15 5:06 am

Casper, I got to agree with Chi on this. I studied that case pretty deeply and in the video, you can actually see him pull out one taser barb out of his arm. Even if he hadn't fired his taser and simply had it, deadly force was still justified

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
08/03/15 5:07 am

because he had a weapon that could have debilitated him. He should be found not guilty. Sandra Bland popped off from the very beginning. He was even going to give her a warning. He asked her to put out the cigarette because it's standard procedure

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
08/03/15 5:09 am

Derek: he shot the guy 6 times in the back. He may get off but it was callous disrespect for life.

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
08/03/15 5:09 am

due to the safety of the officer. The rationale is that she could flick it in his face and overpower him while he's temporarily blinded.

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
08/03/15 5:11 am

I'm aware. Immediate following any shooting, if you were to asks the shooter how many times they fired. You'll get a guess. Adrenaline takes over and all you can do is see the threat is neutralized. That's when you stop. He was a threat. The threat

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
08/03/15 5:12 am

was neutralized. He quit firing once he went down. That's how the cop knew he neutralized the threat.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
08/03/15 5:12 am

Sandra Bland was disrespectful like so many others but he escalated the situation.
The cop also has some history.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
08/03/15 5:14 am

Did you see the video of the Round Rock taking down the drunk lady?

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
08/03/15 5:16 am

Let's be clear. I'm a supporter of law enforcement & hate the way they are being attracted for doing their jobs. I'm not saying ALL are bad.

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
08/03/15 5:18 am

Are there cops who abuse power? Yes, but they are rare. We only seem to know about them because of technology. You rarely see a video of a cop doing good, but it's far more a regular occurrence than the videos we see of them being ass hats.

Casper Deep inthe Heart ofTexas
08/03/15 5:18 am

Most blacks seem to conclude the cops are racists. I think they get callous dealing with the likes of Sandra Bland. If a cop pulled me over I'd say Yes Sir!

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
08/03/15 5:22 am

Now you're arguing a different point...

DerekWills Lone Star Gun Rights
08/02/15 12:51 pm

I'm curious, did anyone watch the whole thing besides me?

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Dazey Beagles Rule
08/02/15 1:45 pm

I watched about halfway through.

Vietman manhattan
08/02/15 1:56 pm

I watched it all.

Diogenes FreeMeBe
08/02/15 3:02 pm

I did! What's that Constitution thing he talks about upholding? 😉

Liberty 4,032,064
08/02/15 3:04 pm

My wife and I watched until he complained about being underpaid.

FacePalm That Trick Never Works
08/02/15 4:29 pm

I watched the entire speech. It is very good!