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(Yahoo)   Police officer tackles 77-year-old man in case of mistaken identity -- suspect "in his 20s or 30s"   (story.news.yahoo.com) divider line 58
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2005-03-31 05:41:00 AM  
I'll bet he was pissed until he heard the "Suspect in his 20s or 30s" part.

Then he was all like "Yeah bouy! Grampa's got it going on now! Eh? Eh? What?"
 
2005-03-31 06:41:48 AM  
Ainsworth later learned that a tipster called police to report that a man in his 20s or 30s wearing a San Francisco 49ers jacket was about to jump or had a baby dangling over the edge of the bridge.


That's a bit odd isn't it?

Tipster: "Hello, I'd like to report a man about to jump off a bridge"
911 Operator: "Are you sure he's going to jump?"
Tipster: "Well, either that or he's going to dangle a baby over the edge, Michael Jackson style."
 
2005-03-31 08:23:15 AM  
It had nothing to do with mistaken identity. He's a 49ers fan. He was asking for trouble.
 
2005-03-31 09:20:00 AM  
What? No TASER?
 
2005-03-31 09:38:43 AM  
I'm with Petit_Merdeux, he was obviously asking for a tasering...
 
2005-03-31 09:45:03 AM  
I bet he had to change his Depends after that.
 
2005-03-31 09:46:35 AM  
not only is the general populous getting dumber, so are the police.

someone help me invent smart pills......
 
2005-03-31 09:46:47 AM  
These kinds of things could be avoided so easily if all suspects were immediately murdered at the scene.
 
2005-03-31 09:47:08 AM  
"He got weed! He got weed!"
 
cdo
2005-03-31 09:47:48 AM  
Sir, put down the baby, or prunes, or whatever the hell it is you're holding!
 
2005-03-31 09:51:12 AM  

Open and shut case, Johnson! Now let's sprinkle some crack on him and get out of here.
 
2005-03-31 09:51:30 AM  
they say cops have the best dope
so just say no to crack (i)
 
2005-03-31 09:51:48 AM  
what, this is the best police brutality story out there? theres gotta be better than this.
 
2005-03-31 09:52:43 AM  
Standard police procedure. Establish control over the situation. Anyone who is not following orders is resisting that control and must be put down.
 
2005-03-31 09:54:47 AM  
Give a moronic thug the authority to assault people legally and this is what happens.
 
2005-03-31 09:56:53 AM  
Then standard police procedure needs to be re-evaluated.
 
2005-03-31 10:05:29 AM  
Mr Magoo still unavailable for comment.
 
2005-03-31 10:11:43 AM  
Officers said they yelled at Ainsworth to stop, but he didn't respond
i just saw this on local tv news. he was walking across a bridge with lots of cars driving by, it was windy, so he didn't hear the cops.

all in all, he's lucky, from what i've observed of local police. i saw somebody clubbed 2-handed for standing on the sidewalk, and i got assaulted by a cop just because i was hit by a car in a crosswalk and driven over 420 feet at full speed. at least i got videotape of both of those. it made a cool music video....
 
2005-03-31 10:12:15 AM  
I have a friend who is a street cop. He has a masters degree and is really smart. He got promoted to detective but got bored and asked to go back out on the street.

He constantly makes fun of how stupid his fellow street cops are. It doesn't make me feel safe to know that those knuckle-dragging mouth-breathers have so much power.
 
2005-03-31 10:13:10 AM  
Sorry. Can't blame the officer on this one. The guy had a niners jacket on just like in the description.
Yeah he was older, but even civilians know that most eyewitness descriptions suck eggs.
 
2005-03-31 10:16:20 AM  
RESPECT MAH AUTHORI-TAY!!
 
2005-03-31 10:36:35 AM  
Hey, black don't crack...
 
2005-03-31 10:38:26 AM  
I'm sure the cops mistakenly heard "... the suspect was born in the 20's or 30's..."
 
2005-03-31 10:40:36 AM  
pwhp_67 I agree. The man was facing away from them, they told him to stop, he didn't stop. He didn't even respond, the officer was responding the best he knew how. Dumbass old man
 
2005-03-31 10:43:58 AM  
Sounds like 7 figure settlement to me. SwEEEEEEEEEt
 
2005-03-31 10:45:26 AM  

The smart pill, as requested.
Should be injested orally at 1450 fps.
Guaranteed to improve the global IQ.
 
2005-03-31 10:45:49 AM  
Rasputin He didn't even respond, the officer was responding the best he knew how. Dumbass old man

You mean a 77 year old man had trouble hearing someone? You're right - what a dumbass for getting all old like that.
 
2005-03-31 10:51:27 AM  
"After he got up, Ainsworth said he told Vallejo police Officer Jeremie Patzer "Mister, you don't know how sorry you're going to be before I'm through with you." "

Wins my prize for quote of the day.
 
2005-03-31 10:54:31 AM  
wow, this is why I don't post here anymore...nice taking my comment and twisting it. He should have at least responded, if he can't hear, he should get something called hearing aids. And he's a dumbass, not because he's old, but because after not even acknowledging the police, the first thing he says to the officer was essentially I'm gonna sue you. Anyone one who thinks this way is a dumbass.
 
2005-03-31 10:55:00 AM  
Lawsuit in 3...2...1...
 
2005-03-31 10:58:27 AM  

Should of kicked him in the Depends and shoved him off the bridge..
 
2005-03-31 11:01:47 AM  
overlord,

Standard police procedure. Establish control over the situation. Anyone who is not following orders is resisting that control and must be put down.


This worries me because I am severely hearing impaired, pretty much deaf without my hearing aids, and if i ever get pulled over (on my motorcycle) I will have to take off my helmet and put in my hearing aids to hear the police officer, but I don't want to be reaching into my pockets and having the cop shoot me.

Rasputin,

He should have at least responded, if he can't hear, he should get something called hearing aids.

If you don't hear someone, how can you possibly know that you should have responded? Oh, and um, hearing aids aren't free, the 2 I have cost over $2000 each.
 
2005-03-31 11:08:54 AM  
moltov So it is legal to ride without your hearing aids? That means I can ride with a walkman, right? I am also trying to figure out if I can ride between cars in traffic here in Texas.
 
2005-03-31 11:17:59 AM  
And what if you can't be helped by hearing aids?

It's comments like Rasputin's that show us every day just how farking retarded some people can be.
 
2005-03-31 11:18:12 AM  
Okay... So they were off on the physical description. I can cut the cops some slack for that... But...

1. You have received notice that a man between 18-90 is dangling a baby off a bridge, or jumping, or toking up, or assaulting a defenseless kitten. Whatever.

2. You arrive at the scene some time later. There is a man walking. Is he jumping off the bridge? No... He appears to be walking. Is he holding a baby, a joint, or a defenseless kitten? Not as far as you can see. Is he moving TOWARD the side of the bridge to dangle a baby, joint, or kitten off of it? Not so far.

3. You tell him to stop. He does not.

4. Do you a) Get closer to ascertain if he has a baby, joint, or defenseless kitten and see if he maybe didn't HEAR you or b) slam him to the ground like the EVIL CRIMINAL he must be?
 
2005-03-31 11:24:50 AM  
DrSticky,
What's to be heard while riding, the constant hum of the engine? Find a way for me to get my helmet on without knocking the hearing aids out of my ears and, uh, i'm all ears (and hearing aids).
 
2005-03-31 11:32:17 AM  
DrSticky,

moltov
So it is legal to ride without your hearing aids? That means I can ride with a walkman, right? I am also trying to figure out if I can ride between cars in traffic here in Texas.


They test your vision when you take the driving test; they don't test your hearing. I am required by law to wear corrective lenses (contacts). I am not required by law to wear hearing aids.
 
2005-03-31 11:38:50 AM  
One more time.

To the police, there are only three types of people:

1) Police officers ("Us")

2) Criminals ("Them")

3) Criminals who haven't been caught & convicted yet. ("Them")

To them, it's "Us vs. them". Period. It's the way they are trained to think.

This came straight from a police officer's mouth.

Were this not the truth, your rights wouldn't be instantaneously revocable at a Cop's whim.
 
2005-03-31 11:40:40 AM  
I also fail to see how being able to ride without my hearing aids infers that you can ride while listening to a walkman, living in a different state, no less. Different states = different laws.
 
2005-03-31 11:41:08 AM  
Adian And others...

The cop did not assume he was an "EVIL CRIMINAL", he just wanted to make sure that IF the guy was a jumper that he didn't get the chance. So what's your problem with that?

Sheesh. If this same cop had moseyed up to the guy, and the guy did jump, then this forum would really be out to lynch him. But do your job and try to prevent a death...
 
2005-03-31 11:49:17 AM  
Deaf people can drive.

You're not allowed to wear a walkman while driving in most states because it's distracting, not because you won't hear something.

It's why cell phone use should not be allowed while driving.

/PS: If you're driving 15 MPH under the speed limit, in the left lane, while on your cell phone - you are NOT driving safely!

//This timed out on me so if it's in here twice - please delete one!
 
2005-03-31 11:50:27 AM  
pwhp_67,

Now I'm definitely not trying to get into an argument with you, it's more like an argument with the stupid moronic laws that the govt writes...

What right do you have that says you can prevent someone else from ending their own life? They're doing no harm to you.
 
2005-03-31 11:53:22 AM  
pwhp_67: I repeat: Was the man standing on the side of the bridge? Was he facing the side of the bridge? Was he in fact looking anywhere but straight ahead? I'd even give the cop credit if the man was looking all around. Cause maybe, just maybe he might be watching to see if anyone would catch him. But NORMAL PEOPLE tend to walk facing straight ahead, and if they look left or right, it is as a casual glance or in reaction to a sound or movement, not a continuous nervous twitch.

Unless of course people attempting to commit suicide are criminal masterminds, and have figured out that the best way to commit suicide with an audience is to pretend like hell you aren't going to. In which case I can't even produce a guess how they'd react, because if you're that much of a mastermind, I wonder why you'd be waiting around for the cops to save you from jumping off a random bridge.
 
2005-03-31 11:54:51 AM  
moltov

What right do you have that says you can prevent someone else from ending their own life? They're doing no harm to you.

Hey, don't ask me. I didn't make it illegal.
I also didn't put Dr. Kevorkian in jail.

The problem with most suicidal people is that they like to jump off of buildings or in front of trains and stuff like that. That is a problem for other people.

I would be interested in seeing statistics on failed suicides. How many of them try again and how many, after therapy or whatever, go on to live their lives?
 
2005-03-31 11:57:22 AM  
You know todays laws, they dont have to make sense to be written into effect.

Take for example all those southern states where even consentual sodomy is against the law.
 
2005-03-31 12:01:38 PM  
pwhip_67,

Most failed suicide attempts are really just a cry for help. Honestly. If you're really at the point where you want to kill yourself, I'm pretty sure you'd go out of your way to make sure it's not a failed attempt.
 
2005-03-31 12:12:42 PM  
When the old man made the "you'll be sorry [paraphrase]" comment, I was impressed. My first thought was that he was threatening to kick the cop's arse, not sue him.

I'd say the officer over-reacted. Unfortunate, but not negligent. imho, the man is owed for medical bills and maybe $5k-ish for the hassle.
 
2005-03-31 12:34:19 PM  
This says the suspect is in his 20s or 30s. Was this man wearing a hat, or did the cop not notice his gray hair?

/Unless he dyes it
 
2005-03-31 01:18:19 PM  
After he got up, Ainsworth said he told Vallejo police Officer Jeremie Patzer "Mister, you don't know how sorry you're going to be before I'm through with you."

You go get 'em, ol' man! Kick ass!
 
BHK
2005-03-31 01:22:31 PM  
As someone pointed out - it's a loud bridge. Actually, it's now two loud bridges - side by side (the new one opened last year for west bound traffic.) It's over the part where the delta meets the bay and it's often very windy (one of my least favorite bridges on the motorcycle.) I'm not sure if they are still doing retrofit work on the old bridge, but if they are then the noise will be even worse. All I can think is that the cop was very lucky he didn't break the man's hip.

Also, Vallejo police are among the worst in the area.
 
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