Sheriff Deputy said beating a black man was "sweet stress relief"

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  1. Kranes56

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    A sheriff’s deputy in Georgia bragged about beating a Black man as “sweet stress relief” to extremists, federal authorities say.

    Following an FBI investigation, Cody Richard Griggers pleaded guilty to one count of possessing an unregistered firearm, prosecutors said Wednesday.

    He is scheduled to be sentenced on July 6."
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    "But Griggers also made statements “consistent with racially motivated violent extremism,” such as racial slurs and frequent positive references to the Holocaust, authorities said.

    According to an updated complaint from November, Griggers described using excessive force on a suspect he said tried to steal a Glock magazine from a local gun store. He used a racial slur that describes Black children.

    The text, dated Aug. 12, 2019, said, “Oh, got wrapped up in my AR and forgot to tell ya’ll that I beat the **** out of a n----- Saturday.”

    He described the beating as “sweet stress relief.”"
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    "In another text dated Aug. 26, 2019, Griggers said he would charge Black people with felonies in order to keep them from voting during the 2020 elections.

    “It’s a sign of beautiful things to come. Also, I’m going to charge them (African Americans) with whatever felonies I can to take away their ability to vote,” the text said."

    https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-brie...qXTJhsjBY2ie5ZbReUIFZkOhsriCaE-ERSKYIfNZgqDpg

    Let's break down what happened.
    1. A sheriff's deputy in Georgia did something wrong with an unregistered fire arm. That is not disputable, he pled guilty to it.
    2. It's not clear to me whether or not he actually carried the beating or the threat to arrest people out in real life, as there was no gun store and the article doesn't mention any incident where this happened.
    3. Regardless of the above, it's clear that he is a racist and a political extremist, and someone who advocated for using his position to arrest people to take away their right to vote.

    I'm not going to ask whether or not this is indicative of a larger problem (we already know police departments suffer from racial insensitivity at best thanks to multiple DOJ investigations into police forces in the US). My question for this thread is how do we combat political extremism within the police ranks? Clearly we cannot have this man doing something like what he threatened in real life. So how do we fix the problem?
     
  2. cd8ed

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    I am so glad racism doesn’t exist in America!

    We need a systematic review of our police and military — these white supremacists have no business being in either fields.

    He should permanently lose the right to vote and never be allowed to own a firearm again.
     
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  3. Kranes56

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    That's the problem, how do we go about carrying out this systemic review?
     
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    It's kind of funny on the 'permanently lose the right to vote part' coming from those who are against the anti-mail in efforts, because it's obviously better to have our elections as normal, rather than elections stopping in the middle of the night for the foreseeable future. I acknowledge that every agency has verified the election results and that Biden's been President for like 4 months going on 5 months now.

    But I don't think it's to the benefit of anyone to stop the election counting at 11 PM from now on. We need a constant election without any stoppages until every vote is counted in 2022 and for the rest of time.

    Okay, back to the OP at hand. It goes from not working for the police/military, to then barring these people from other lines of work(inevitably, because that's how left wants to handle this issue.). And once you do that, you'll illicit sympathy for their violent extremist views.

    It's better to let them stay within the cracks of society, then to give them something that makes them anything but monsters.
     
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    I am against efforts to make voting harder — my preference is that everyone would have a biometric signature with 100% security and could vote from their phone. I said he shouldn’t be allowed to vote again because that is what he cost others and I believe punishments should match the crime.

    Being a public servant, military officer or police officer is not the “crack of society”. These people typically hate Hispanics coming here to do farm work — let’s let them do that.

    Problem solved.
     
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    Social media screenings would catch a huge percentage. Second we need independent panels to investigate claims against them instead of their own department.
     
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    I 100% support your suggestion. I actually am a proponent of a government-ran website(or government-level security website) where people can vote online, and to be sure once a vote is cast(say like from that ISP or something) the website becomes locked down for that person so as to assure one person, one vote. The biometric signature thing works perfectly well too.

    Sure, let it be as easy as hell to vote but let's not let there be any loopholes for any political party to take advantage of. You get your vote, you use your vote.
     
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    He's going to prison. Which means he won't be on the Sheriff's Dept anymore. So we can just keep doing that.
     
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    He should be prosecuted to the full extend of the law.

    With that said, the left has started a 21st century race war, so expect to see more of this from both sides with a small mix of Asian and Latino thrown in.
     
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    What if black males didn't go around being gangstas with guns and robbing people all the time? Wouldn't that help dampen down this racial tension that seems to be running rampant in the USA? Not talking about gangsta rap music I mean actual gangstas with guns and knives.
     
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    Even if that would mean the police officers lose out on free speech protections and the right to privacy?

    Yes but how do we make sure they don't get the job in the first place?
     
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    Some departments already do extensive background checks including character references, I disagree it is a loss of either. That said — we should demand the people we hire to uphold law and justice are not heavily biased against the citizens of this nation.

    Unfortunately some of these will not be able to be caught until something happens.
     
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    Build a mind reading machine and discriminate against people for wrongthink...

    Or just accept that not all problems can be prevented, and settle for criminalizing people who actually commit crimes.
     
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    Oh sure, but where is the line drawn? What kinds of political activity can a person do without fear of retaliation?


    Is freedom in the hopes of progress for our fellow humankind meaningless in the face of defeatism such as you advocate for?
     
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    And what percentage of Black people do you think actually live like that ?
     
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    If you're definitions of 'freedom' or 'progress' include preventing all injustices authoritatively before they happen, then yes, you will never have both. People must have the choice to choose wrong or they do not have any choice, and without freedom of choice there is no freedom.

    A good way to prevent racists from becoming cops would be to encourage them to more outspokenly express their racist views so they could more easily be identified and eliminated during the hiring process. But that would require we as a society to be more tolerant of unpalatable speech. The more we drive them to self censor, the deeper 'underground' they take their opinions, and the more often we unwittingly delegate authority to them where those opinions become more destructive when acted upon. This guy should've been cleaning toilets at a 7-11 for his views. And had he felt comfortable expressing them for all to see, that's likely where he would've been instead of carrying a badge.
     
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    You're saying there is nothing that can be done because we will lose freedom if we want to stop this. We don't lose freedom if we stop racist cops from joining the police force, if anything we enshrine and protect our freedoms better by doing that. I don't see how you're connecting the two when it's clearly not the case. If we let the racist cop get hired, we lose out on rights and protections from the government, as my source indicates. So where do you get this idea of freedom being absolute from?
     
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    Cops that are known to be racists won't get hired. They get hired when the people hiring them don't know they're racists. The Laurens County Sheriff's Dept has black deputies. I highly doubt this guy was mouthing off in front of his black co-workers or bosses that hired those black co-workers about his racism. He was hired because he kept his rcist opinions to himself, and he kept his racist opinions to himself because he lives in a society that promotes self censorship. If we don't want people like him to be hired into positions of authority, we should encourage people like him to make their opinions known before they seek positions of authority so they can be properly identified and rejected from ever attaining those positions of authority
     
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    I don't have the stats but it's a hell of a lot of them. You watch the news much?
     
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    Dang, congrats. Democrats have been trying so hard to find the one racist law enforcement officer and you did it. Finally found him.
     
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    "White people bad" as a bonus!
     
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    Who ever said it doesn't? Sounds like a strawman to me.
     
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    Yes. But you do understand, being openly racist has been an easy way to lose jobs and be ostracized for a few decades now. You’re acting like being racist is bad is a NEW thing:). It might only seem new because since Obama was elected, a BLACK MAN, 2x, the Left and Democrats have taken identity politics and race baiting through the roof. You can’t say a word without Democrats tossing racism around, because they learned it’s an easy way to shut down debate or any sort of discussion. Think the tide is turning and people have finally become fed up with the BS race bating. So what do Democrats do? Turn it up even higher claiming you’re racist for even denying you’re a racist. You’re racist or a bigot for just being born. They’re teaching it to elementary school kids. They’re using cancel culture to force white fragility on kids in school AND adults at work. It’s deceitful, and just plain evil and it’s tearing the country apart.
     
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    Did you see the memo? Here's a recap: Racism doesn't exist because Obama was elected President. /sarcasm
     
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    'Racism' vs 'systemic/institutional racism.'
     
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