"Glad you brought it up. During SXSW an event that brings in thousands of people from around the country, officers were placed on 12 hr shifts in various barricaded street locations on static posts. This officer violated policy by watching a DVD while on duty posted at a barricade. An unprofessional, stupid thing to do and he will likely be suspended for it when all is said and done. They pay us a lot, they expect a lot, and this officer did not meet the Departments expectations nor the public."
Where do you say he is wrong here?
You say he didn't meet expectations? That's not saying he's wrong. Sidestep.
That cop really is a sadistic bully.
What these power craven union thugs in the pd don't grasp is that it is crap like this that will make those on the fence feel sympathy for some of these kids.
Maybe the next time this thug cop writes some bogus ticket or makes a false arrest to boost his bloated OT and pension, maybe, just, maybe, for once someone will pepper spray this thug till he coughes up blood.
"It's been our experience in dealing with similar protests that pepper spray is not the answer. The better option is to explain that they have to move, explain what will happen if they don't then calmly and methodically remove each person one by one. Had they skipped the pepper spray, it would have ended the same"
A "better option" is not saying he's wrong.
Police in Ga. shut down girls' lemonade stand
AP News ^ | 07/15/2011 | AP News
Posted on Friday, July 15, 2011 3:49:27 PM by The Magical Mischief Tour
MIDWAY, Ga. (AP) -- Police in Georgia have shut down a lemonade stand run by three girls trying to save up for a trip to a water park, saying they didn't have a business license or the required permits.
Midway Police Chief Kelly Morningstar says police also didn't know how the lemonade was made, who made it or what was in it.
The girls had been operating for one day when Morningstar and another officer cruised by.
The girls needed a business license, peddler's permit and food permit to operate, even on residential property. The permits cost $50 a day or $180 per year.
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Well uh..the cops...uh...there is an ordinance..uh....the girls should have...uh......oh hell, what the fuck were the cops thinking???
Did their supervisor say that morning that news was slow, the spotlight isnt on the department, go out and do something to garner media attention. Even better if it's little girls.... I mean come on!!! Man these podunk cops make life hard for us!
What the fuck does this even mean?
"very unfortunate for both sides. time to play monday morning quarterback.
Did not one cop have a less lethal shotgun or taser available? With all the deadly force cover, that would have been a no brainer to me. Why not put a patrol vehicle or cover between you and the armed subject if you feel you are in danger? Why shoot so many damn times? We are trained to shoot to stop the threat. I'd say when he is falling over the threat is stopped.
My guess is not one of those cops went there hoping to get to shoot an armed mentally disturbed black man. But I'm not impressed at all with their response. At least here, this scenario is not at all uncommon. Been there done that at least a dozen times myself so it really concerns me that it "appears" their options were limited to drop the knife or we kill you.
It is very likely this will be ruled justifiable because he had a knife and though it wasn't clear to me, he was likely moving towards an officer. However, if the department doesn't address the tactical/training issues going forward, I'd be very surprised. I'd also be surprised if there wasn't violations of policy in this response which would be handled administratively when the smoke clears.
Now... I didn't agree to said bet.
I never said "You've got a bet", and we never made that "it's on statement". Pretty much sums up why this is here anyway, as I give straight forward answers and yours are full if mitigation and sidestepping having to have a real response.
However, as I said, I'm not responding to you again anyway after this anyway, so it doesn't matter.
That said. I will be happy to leave getbig for a month starting on May 1st.