Thursday, February 10, 2022

Phoenix police label protesters a street gang - update III - Phoenix Sgt. Doug McBride

Phoenix Sgt. Doug McBride.
The Phoenix Police Department reassigned nine cops and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office admitted prosecutors failed to properly vet a case that resulted in a group of protesters being charged as a criminal street gang.
Cops and prosecutors fed the grand jury gross exaggerations, dubious claims, and lies. 3 former assistant chiefs claim they were improperly demoted and are demanding $5m to settle their claims or they will file a lawsuit.
Q: What is that name of this gang?
A: It is called ACAB, A-C-A-B, and it stands for All Cops Are Bastards. We first came into contact with this group through graffiti, signage, ACAB written on the back of skateboards ..."

Q: And are you finding that ACAB is following the exact same type of philosophy of let’s say the Bloods and the Crips?
A: Yes.

Q: And what about even maybe the same philosophy as the Hells Angels?
A: Very similar, yes.
The legal threat is one of many now facing Phoenix and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. Phoenix Sgt. Doug McBride also filed a lawsuit. He says the gossip hurt his reputation.