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2006-10-23 07:18:04 PM
Just the way that democracy is supposed to work.

Glad to see it happening the right way for a change.
 
2006-10-23 07:38:17 PM
So now the *Sheriff* has to sit in an empty room asking himself where that place is he likes to eat with all that goofy shiat on all over the walls.
 
2006-10-23 08:12:05 PM
1400 residents? There's more people than that in my building.
 
2006-10-23 10:05:53 PM
lordargent: 1400 residents? There's more people than that in my building.

Its still amazing that in a town that small with the "good ole boy" mentality would have their police removed.
 
2006-10-23 10:07:23 PM
I need to stop sleeping and typing at the same time.
 
2006-10-23 10:07:38 PM
That is awesome. I'm in the police are scum majority here on Fark, but I'm not one of the shoot em all types. 98% of the bad cops ruin it for the good 2% and all that.
 
2006-10-23 10:09:30 PM
Well its about time to hold those good old boys accountable for their actions. Go and get some bar b que cause boss hog just fired your ass.
 
2006-10-23 10:10:08 PM
you guys are wrong about cops man, they have the most boringist jobs, and they honestly just want to get home in one piece every night.


read the issue of VICE about cops, youll change your mind.
 
2006-10-23 10:10:56 PM
Any chance of trying this with congress?
 
2006-10-23 10:11:01 PM
Police aren't necessarily dishonest - they are honestly corrupt.

Power corrupts. Police officers have -- and crave more -- power. Hence, police officers are corrupt.
 
2006-10-23 10:12:03 PM
IXI Jim IXI

I like your plan. I'd be in favor of recieving your newsletter.
 
2006-10-23 10:12:57 PM
nutmilk

I think the majority of cops are honest helpful people. But there's a lot cops dude. And there's quite a few who are violent thieving assholes. One does not need to search very far to find a dirty one.
 
2006-10-23 10:14:37 PM
hokiebuckeye: I like your plan. I'd be in favor of recieving your newsletter.


Great...now I have to fish that printing press out of my house in hell again... ;)
 
2006-10-23 10:14:42 PM
home.pacbell.net

/fix that tail light for ya'?
 
2006-10-23 10:15:04 PM
The police see the worst in people on a daily basis. The police department is made up of human beings who are doing a difficult job. Unfortunately like anything else, only the bad apples get the press. It is a thankless and dangerous job which the public, more often than not, takes for granted. That is unless you need them. Most cops are good people trying to enforce the laws, community officers going into schools, settling neighbor and domestic disputes, traffic laws, stop drug dealing, etc. The bad apples need to be off the force. Perhaps you would like a day in their shoes and would see that the majority of their shift is repetitive and boring. Not the events of a 2 hour movie. Oh yes and reams of paperwork. At the end of their shift go home to their families and try to believe the whole community is not a toilet. That there are good people out there who are law abiding citizens.
 
2006-10-23 10:16:07 PM
orrinbloquy

Shenanigans?
 
2006-10-23 10:17:14 PM
Withoust the police there, I don't even have to use a wooden horse.
 
2006-10-23 10:18:09 PM
Unfortunately like anything else, only the bad apples get the press.

If by press you mean every encounter I and anyone I know has had with a cop, then yes, only the bad apples get the press.

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
 
2006-10-23 10:20:05 PM
erim.net
 
2006-10-23 10:20:14 PM
If they're so great, how come I'm never happy to see one?
 
2006-10-23 10:21:26 PM
Wasn't there a sherrifs department in GA that fired all the of the deputies?
 
2006-10-23 10:23:10 PM
I've only ever had positive experiences with cops. Be nice to them, try not to break the law, and don't be a dick if you ever get a ticket.
 
2006-10-23 10:23:18 PM
They fired the sheriff AND they fired the deputies?
 
2006-10-23 10:24:29 PM
untrustworthy: They fired the sheriff AND they fired the deputies?


They shot the sherrif. They did not shoot the deputies.
 
2006-10-23 10:24:34 PM
GavinTheAlmighty: I've only ever had positive experiences with cops. Be nice to them, try not to break the law, and don't be a dick if you ever get a ticket.


Exactly.
 
2006-10-23 10:26:10 PM
Police deal with the worst of society 95% of the time. What would your attitude be like after 40 hours a week dealing with people that are not ready to be a productive part of society?

/But some are very dishonest.
//Beware of cops wearing gloves...
 
2006-10-23 10:26:14 PM
Dihnekis: 98% of the bad cops ruin it for the good 2% and all that.

Code of silence...Put a quota and rerward on information that will convict a cop for crimes. Not that many cops who comit crimes actually make it to court to even be convicted.

/You are all guilty until the cop says otherwise..
//Thank you Judge Dred.
 
2006-10-23 10:26:32 PM
Well heck, their chief is only 16 years old!
 
2006-10-23 10:27:33 PM
spookiedog: Police deal with the worst of society 95% of the time. What would your attitude be like after 40 hours a week dealing with people that are not ready to be a productive part of society?

It's their JOB to deal with the worst of society. If they can't handle that then they shouldn't be cops. I wouldn't take a job as a ditch digger and complain about manual labor. That's just stupid.
 
2006-10-23 10:28:50 PM
redbo: If they're so great, how come I'm never happy to see one?

Because whenever you see one, that means you've been farking up, and you know it. And he knows it too.
 
2006-10-23 10:28:59 PM
You mean those writing the checks have leverage over those cashing them? Public employees are ridiculously sheltered from economic reality.
 
2006-10-23 10:29:06 PM
I've had good experiences with cops here in Toronto. My last encounter I had run out of gas (don't ask) on the DVP. Cop pulls up, gives me a ride to a gas station, I fill up a jerry can, And he gives me a ride back to my car. He was a nice guy.

Of course, the one before that the guy gives me a ticket for driving in the carpool lane -- which you need to do to get on the DVP at eglinton -- I was in the lane for 50 feet, maybe.

Gonna challenge that one for sure.

They're not all bad. They do have to deal with some bad people in bad situations. Probably gives them a bit of a skewed view of society, and when you combine that with someone with few scruples and a lust for power, that makes for a very bad combination -- one almost guaranteed to bring out the worst.
 
2006-10-23 10:32:02 PM
There was a rash of vandalism in my neighborhood. Windows on my Van got smashed, twice. The police wouldn't do a god damn thing about it. They wouldn't even look when a half dozen vehicles on my street got hit, 2 weeks in a row!

Upon further inspection of my van my wife discovered what looks like an impact from a high powered pellet gun. So now it looks like we've got people running around the neighborhood committing weapons voilations. But the police don't know that. They never cared enough to even look.

However, if there's a chance for revenue generation they never miss it. If the speed traps don't do it they start doing emission checks. That's right emission checks. I don't know about you but I can't remember the last time anyone was injured or any property was damaged from a failing catalytic converter, or washed out O-Rings.

I do respect and appreciate the police, but they've got their priorities mixed up, at least where I live.
 
2006-10-23 10:32:23 PM
NOOOOOOOOOOOO Not the ENTIRE department!


What about Scooter and Jimmy! And Barney!
 
2006-10-23 10:34:27 PM
derek20cali

The police see the worst in people on a daily basis. The police department is made up of human beings who are doing a difficult job. Unfortunately like anything else, only the bad apples get the press. It is a thankless and dangerous job which the public, more often than not, takes for granted. That is unless you need them. Most cops are good people trying to enforce the laws, community officers going into schools, settling neighbor and domestic disputes, traffic laws, stop drug dealing, etc. The bad apples need to be off the force. Perhaps you would like a day in their shoes and would see that the majority of their shift is repetitive and boring. Not the events of a 2 hour movie. Oh yes and reams of paperwork. At the end of their shift go home to their families and try to believe the whole community is not a toilet. That there are good people out there who are law abiding citizens.


While I tend to agree with you, the problem is that most departments take the Catholic Church approach to bad cops. You cover it up, deny it happenend, keep the bad cop on in another role and in general tell the public to fark themselves because we don't understand that cops have it bad. Boo farking hoo.

If departments were more transparent in their dealing with bad cops and did not always jump behind the blue shield, maybe I would feel a bit more sympathy for them. But when there is a consistant coverup of abusive behavior by the 'good' cops, are they really good cops anymore?
 
2006-10-23 10:35:08 PM
I've lived in towns bigger than that who have fired their entire department and not a single person missed that one cop.
 
2006-10-23 10:35:16 PM
To all you farkers out there that have a problem with the police:

You would not have any problems if you would follow the following simple rules when you see that blue or red flashing light behind you:
1) Obey the Law
2) Use Common Sense
3) Stop Immediately
4) Turn that sh!t off
5) Be Polite
6) Shut the fark up
7) Get a white friend
8) Don't ride with a mad woman

/ Credit to Chris Rock
 
2006-10-23 10:36:08 PM
If it was about 40 or so officers, then this would be newsworthy.

But four? Pfft.

Pomeroy, WA, fired its entire police force...all THREE of them...for the exact same thing about five years ago. Now, the Garfield Co. Sheriff's Dept. handles the former police dept.'s duties.

Small towns don't necessarily need a police department...but it's a good idea to have them around.
 
2006-10-23 10:36:22 PM
GavinTheAlmighty
I've only ever had positive experiences with cops. Be nice to them, try not to break the law, and don't be a dick if you ever get a ticket.


Funny, I've never had a positive experience with the cops that lasted longer than "Good evening." Generally, I'd say, and especially when you're young, big, longhaired, and muscular, they try to pull the stereotypical dickhead "I'm in charge, son" intimidation bullshiat.

Let it also be known that I've never received a speeding ticket and never been arrested. I'd say that, if I've never been arrested and never had a positive experience with the police, then it stands to good reason that they tend to hire hyperaggressive assholes if they always clash with a citizen who's doing nothing illegal and minding his own damn business.
 
2006-10-23 10:38:33 PM
IXI Jim IXI: Any chance of trying this with congress?

Yeah, we get a chance every 2 years... unfortunately we fark it up every chance we get.
 
2006-10-23 10:39:02 PM
I've only met only 1 cool cop. He caught us smoking hash across the street from the school (during school), and he said "what you guys arent smoking BC Bud?". He had a talk with us and let us go without telling the principal. Every other cop I've run into was a dirty pig. They get a starting wage here of 70k a year to sit around Tim Hortons all day, why do they have to be a$$holes?
 
2006-10-23 10:40:14 PM
How long does it take to become a police officer in the states?

1 year? 3 years?? Anyone?
 
2006-10-23 10:41:57 PM
Admz

They get a starting wage here of 70k a year to sit around Tim Hortons all day, why do they have to be a$$holes?

Which police force is that?
 
2006-10-23 10:44:42 PM
worldbeater

Funny, I've never had a positive experience with the cops that lasted longer than "Good evening." Generally, I'd say, and especially when you're young, big, longhaired, and muscular, they try to pull the stereotypical dickhead "I'm in charge, son" intimidation bullshiat.

It is my experience that regardless of appearance, if you treat the officer with respect, they will treat you with respect. Your mileage may vary.

it stands to good reason that they tend to hire hyperaggressive assholes if they always clash with a citizen who's doing nothing illegal and minding his own damn business.

Or you're more of a jerk than you think you are.
 
2006-10-23 10:45:40 PM
Dihnekis: 98% of the bad cops ruin it for the good 2% and all that.

Unfortunately that 98% would rather become part of the 2% than denounce it.

Over here a few years ago policemen beat a homeless guy to death in the street while a bar bouncer was holding the guy's hands behind his back. In full view of a number of people who were out that night. How many cops lost their jobs over this one? Think zero. There wasn't even a trial. You can google it too -- the victim's name is Jean-Pierre Lizotte (most links will be in French).

Shortly before a man named Richard Barnabe was taken into a police station for questioning relative to a vandalism incident. He was beaten so savagely that his brain was liquified. There were 7 cops in that station that night, and to this day 3 of them are still policemen. Of the rest, none received more than a 90 day sentence, to be served on weekends.

That may be 2%, or less, but frankly the next cop who approaches you could be in that 2% that seemingly has no problem beating a guy to death.

Oh yeah -- ironically Richard Barnabe's brother is a retired cop. He's been shunned by the local so-called "fraternal order of police" since the incident. Solidarity, eh?
 
2006-10-23 10:48:38 PM
My solution:

Require all cops to have a PhD. in something relevant, and then pay them accordingly.
 
2006-10-23 10:49:05 PM
utter_bastard:Wasn't there a sherrifs department in GA that fired all the of the deputies?

Yes there was... if I'm not mistaken it was part of the fall out from the Derwin Brown assassination. Brown was the Dekalb county sheriff-elect, assassinated on the order of the incumbent sheriff... nasty business.
 
2006-10-23 10:49:22 PM
The kind of person who would want to be a cop shouldn't be allowed to.

We need a lottery to determine who gets to be cops and politicians.
 
2006-10-23 10:49:30 PM
Dihnekis
... 98% of the bad cops ruin it for the good 2% and all that.



I think you meant "98% of the cops are bad, and ruin it for the good 2%."

Surely you don't think that some of the bad cops don't ruin it for the good ones, right?

/I won't call you Shirley.
 
2006-10-23 10:50:50 PM
The Half Full Cup Of Urine

How long does it take to become a police officer in the states?

1 year? 3 years?? Anyone?


Are you joking? They put these creeps out on the streets after a 12 week training course. Oh, and they need to have a GED.

/this is why not to take them seriously
 
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