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Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by Starrchild, Mar 27, 2009.
This coming from the guy who got yoked up by walmart security.
I thought it was one of the greeters that was a Cival War vet.
Amen. There's how life should be and then there's how life is.
I don't gamble... neither did Moats.
These things have a long half life, don't they?
win cop has win
this guy needs to be working the mall
I'd be afraid of malls how about the zoo?
My dad was a correctional worker (prison guard) and worked with a fair amount of law enforcement. He told me that I should always do what a cop says no matter what, because there are a few who will abuse their power and have guns.
Apparently one time about a decade or two ago an airport police officer got off work and was driving home when he saw a teenager run out of a liquor store stealing a case of bear. He proceded to chase the kid in a civilian vehical at around 80mph. Eventually, a few miles out of town, the kid stopped his car at a house and got out and started to run toward the door. Airport police officer gets out, draws his gone, and shoots him 3 times. The teen stole a case of bear and got killed for it.
The real kicker, no criminal punishment for the cop. He said it was dark and feared for his life and got off scott free.
I commend police officers. 99% are great people. But if a cop ever tells me to sit tight while he writes me a ticket and pulls a gun, i'm sitting.
Source? Sorry, really having hard time believing this "Apparently" happened - sounds more like a fairy tail that was passed down by 100 people until it got to us.
Also just for ****s and giggles - How did he carry case of bears, how can someone be killed with a gone, what is a gone and who the hell is Scott?
Sorry man, sounds like complete bull.
I could easily buy a story like that. Maybe not that particular one, but similar? Hell yes. For every straight cop, I'd imagine there as least two or three dirt-merchants on an outfit-induced power trip with a pistol looking to screw with harmless people.
I am not questioning that some idiot cop shot some idiot kid. I am questioning the whole "scot-free" part. For one if the kid was running away from the off-duty police officer and was shot in the back, I can't see how court can rule self defense. If the kid was shot in the front, then he was not running away from the officer and story is misleading. Kid could have been a threat to a man who was trying to stop a robbery and there for he didn't just die for stealing a beer.
With out source those little stories that people heard from this guy or that guy are just very very annoying.
I agree, there are way too many cops out there like this guy now a days. I'm not saying all of them, but a vast majority. A little over a year ago I came across an accident, there was one guy badly injured and me and a couple other citizens pulled hoim from his car. I started CPR and was working maybe 10 minutes or so when two cops role up. This one starts badgering me, what was I driving, where's my car, where had I been, etc...and I am doing CPR. Wasn't even involved in the accident. He finally grabs my sholder and yanks me away from the guy. Slams me against his car and hand cuffs me because I didn't answer him quickly enough. Says he is going to arrest me for failure to cooperate with a lawful order of a policeman. My girl friend is freaking out. Finally, the paramedics show up. This a** had me in the back of his car for over 45 minutes before he let me go with a stern warning. Makes ya proud to be a responsible citizen, huh?
It seems like you tend to side with the police in every situation whether it's Oscar Grant or Ryan Moats.
Did you have aspiration's of becoming a cop? Do you come from a family of cops?
i'd like to think the numbers are reversed, and the bums are in the severe minority, but i can imagine there's still quite a few precincts around - especially in the south - where that assessment would be, at best, unrealistic.
I think Kserg just tries to see both sides of a story. I AM a cop, and have been for longer than a lot of TBers have been alive, and I will be the FIRST to admit there are dumbasses in my profession. Although I'm sure there are a FEW really bad guys who wear a badge out there, it's been my experience that the "overzealous" type cops are usually the ones who were kind of nerdy in high school, got picked on, weren't athletes or popular, and now have a chip on their shoulder to show they are a "big man" and "in control" right now. They aren't intentionally "bad", but are trying to prove something to themselves.
Another interesting note I observe daily, is the "power hungry" cops I know, almost to a man, have loud, overbearing wives who rule the roost at home, so the guy has to act like he's a big man at work because he's emasculated at home.
CPR on an accident victim? So did the guy have no vitals, or what?
On the radio this morning they have yet another incident with Dallas PD officers acting up on dashboard cam recording. They didn't have the recordings available yet, but apparently a couple of DPD guys tased a perp AFTER he was handcuffed and in the squad car. And qaccording to the transcripts one of them was sort of yelling taunts at him while he was lighting him up with the Taser. "You want more of that?! Take it! Take it like a man!"
Sounds like bad porn dialogue. Not real professional.
Is the DPD becoming the new LAPD?
And the dash cam is running, so you could have "explained" the situation to the camera as well---
Absolutely horrible ....
kserg obviously leans in one direction. I'd hope there's no offense in stating that.
He said he finds the story of a cop not being convicted for shooting a suspect when they're running away to be akin to a fairy tale. Does that sound like a fairy tale to you? He even went further and decided that "self defense" had no relevance.
It never happens?
After you're shot for fleeing?