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2008-02-12 10:38:37 AM
FightDirector: Dadburns: Oops... here's that link in clickable form;
Commend him (pops)

You need his badge number to do anything with that link...


Hmmm, Interestingly enough, the form accepted the following;
www.ilikelinks.com
 
2008-02-12 10:39:53 AM
I would move to Canada but I don't know French

Forget French. Learn Quebecois.
 
2008-02-12 10:39:54 AM
Does stuff like this really surprise anyone anymore? Just do a YouTube search for "Police" or "Cops" and you'll find hundreds of videos just like this one; and remember that these are only the incidents where the victim is lucky enough to have a camera with them, this kind of stuff happens all over the country on a daily basis and nothing is ever done about it because the "suspect" didn't have documented proof of their encounter. There are some really good people on the police force, but unfortunately even most of the good ones routinely lie or turn a blind eye when their buddy is giving some "punk kid" a beat down. I think it's just a simple fact that the law enforcement profession attracts a whole lot of insecure douche-bags, guys who aren't as much concerned with making their community better as they are with getting the opportunity to legally put the hurt on some "criminals".
 
2008-02-12 10:40:02 AM
Magics5RIP: They listened to him and respected the badge from the onset. The one kid who constantly back-talked was treated like any other person who back-talks the police. They have a job to do, that they get paid peanuts for, and expect a little cooperation.

As people like you continue to make excuses for douchebags like this just because they work for peanuts, less and less people will have a reason to respect the badge anymore.
 
2008-02-12 10:40:41 AM
cowsaregoodeating: Based on this video your initial assumption is wrong.

I think you missed the point of my post.
 
2008-02-12 10:40:47 AM
Cataholic: He got a little too physical in trying to get the skateboard (obviously, snowflake wasn't going to willingly hand it over without a fight).

He assaulted a 14 year old child you arse. You have no farking idea what the kid would or would not have done, because officer explodesalot attacked him without provocation
 
2008-02-12 10:40:50 AM
Link (new window)

Link to The Sun's story about this today. The cop did over-react, in my opinion. Aren't they trained to keep their cool? Good thing he's only on bike patrol in the Inner Harbor, and not in West Baltimore dealing with real criminals. One wonders WHY a 17-year veteran is on such a low-key assignment. Has he had anger issues before?

//inquiring minds want to know
 
2008-02-12 10:41:25 AM
HeathenHealer: Of course the kid was being rude and disrespectful. In my experience yelling and grabbing kids doesn't really teach them respect, only resent. If this cop gets that worked-up by a 14 year-old he needs to find a less stressful job.

Agreed. I do think that regardless of how the cop handled it the kid would have walked away saying he was being cool in the face of being hassled by the cops, however.

c2000: Why do skateboards wear stupidity with pride?

I've asked myself that for a long time.
 
2008-02-12 10:41:41 AM
Dudeman should have gotten a hero tag.
 
2008-02-12 10:41:49 AM
I farking hate cops like this, and people like this in general.

This is one time I wish the wordfilter wasn't on because "fark" doesn't carry the meaning I want in that sentence.

I'm glad that motherfarker got suspended.
 
2008-02-12 10:42:21 AM
Stryyder: Ok a couple of points

1) the union rep will want to see the whole video if they do not get it the cop will get off


I'm sure he did get off. I mean, hassling kids is how most Baltimore cops the work around the Inner Harbor get off anyway.
 
2008-02-12 10:42:27 AM
cup of tea: The cop obviously has anger management issues, but he didn't use excessive force...

/would like to see what happened before


It doesnt matter what happened before. The force used was not justified at all. That kid could have been cussing him up one side and down the other and it still wouldnt have been justified. Respectfully, if you dont actually know what use of force is and how its applied in the world of law enforcement, dont say it wasnt excessive. It most certainly was given the situation captured on tape.
 
2008-02-12 10:43:01 AM
The Dude abides
 
2008-02-12 10:44:22 AM
Debby7813: Link (new window)

Link to The Sun's story about this today. The cop did over-react, in my opinion. Aren't they trained to keep their cool? Good thing he's only on bike patrol in the Inner Harbor, and not in West Baltimore dealing with real criminals. One wonders WHY a 17-year veteran is on such a low-key assignment. Has he had anger issues before?

//inquiring minds want to know


Bike patrol? His fat ass hasn't connected with a bicycle since he was ten-years-old...
 
2008-02-12 10:44:35 AM
werem00se: Chuck Ruffcorn:
"I'd venture to say that if the the punk had shown some respect and stopped being a wise-ass the cop would have gone back to eating doughnuts right after he told them "no skating allowed." But the kid was all like "I obviously couldn't hear you officer lard-ass as I had my skull jacked into some emo tunes on the ipod my mommy got me."

Wow chuck, could you send us all the link you watched that illustrated what happened immediately prior to the dickhead cop uncorking his frustrations on this kid? I'd love to see the over the top asshattery this kid was perpetrating on society.


That "asshattery" this kid was perpetrating was just a total lack of respect for authority. That is what's wrong with society now. Remember back in the day? It didn't matter who it was, anybody older would automatically be shown respect by you. Especially people in uniform. Now we have that "you show me respect I'll show you respect" mentality by kids. Like they are owed it. Like they are owed EVERYTHING. I garantee if that kid would have just been respectful to the cop none of this would have happened. None of it. So, how's the IM OWED EVERYTHING mentality working out for all of us now? Not so well, is it?
 
2008-02-12 10:44:49 AM
This kind of cop is the problem. Well, that and the way they're trained. Cops are trained to escalate, which immediately turns into a power struggle. In order for the cop to "win" the power struggle and retain his authority, he has to continue escalating.

A lot of cops don't seem to understand the difference between a dangerous criminal and a teenager being stupid. Pick your battles, a 14 year old skateboarding isn't a huge threat to the community. Tell him to stop and be on your way.

This is how people start to distrust the police. In turn, the police perceive the hostility toward them, and they become suspicious and paranoid of civilians they are supposed to protect. The idea of police duties has become so warped in those currently serving. It's no wonder they drink and form little communities with other cops. Most of them don't have civilian friends due to the lack of trust.

Maybe it's time to have police liaisons to rebuild their relationship with the community and foster some understanding and trust on both sides.
 
2008-02-12 10:45:27 AM
I_Hate_Iowa: He hasn't been fired. He got stuck driving a desk for now

Well, at least he'll be happier now driving something bigger than his car.
 
2008-02-12 10:45:34 AM
Petulant Dwarf: Skateboarding is still one of the split personalities within the USA. On the west coast it is completely accepted and tolerated.

Clearly you've never been to San Francisco, once one of the best known skate destinations in the entire country before the city council discovered these. Now with those in place, the city looks way crappier and more run down than with any damage skateboards could have done. Good job, SF City Council!
 
2008-02-12 10:45:41 AM
Skateboarders add value to many unused public spaces and regulate possibly dangerous spaces with their presence.
Link
 
2008-02-12 10:46:22 AM
say bye bye to your job.
 
2008-02-12 10:46:23 AM
Watching it, I just wondered what the hell he kept yelling for,but as soon as he headlocked the kid, I started to wonder how far this nutcase was going to go.
I was actually expecting him to Tazer and arrest the kid.

Suspension should be the least of his worries, this might just be a way to get him off the force, because there is NO way his fatass should be in uniform based just on his size alone.
If it "raised red flags" among the command staff I think he is on his way to a 3 year desk job, so he can get his 20.
There is also the fact that the kid said he went to file a report and it was never followed up on, depending on how long they keep their own tapes for (HA!)They might have him coming in in the couple of days following

The "Supervisor" crap is probably why he does not have anything against him
 
2008-02-12 10:47:50 AM
What was that phrase? The 99% asshole cops make the other 1% of the force look bad.
 
2008-02-12 10:48:49 AM
Babbs: I garantee if that kid would have just been respectful to the cop none of this would have happened.

If I can judge your prognostication skill by your spelling, I'm going to take that statement with an entire dead sea full of salt.
 
2008-02-12 10:49:12 AM
images.rottentomatoes.com
 
2008-02-12 10:49:30 AM
IdBeCrazyIf: fenrael23: Why? They protect their own.

If you look at the video you'll notice the guy was a traffic cop. In the animal order that is copdom traffic cops are the lowest on the totem pole of power.


Um, not necessarily true. They are still officers, their duties are slightly different. They are all trained the same way. Now if you are talking about the meter maid type, then I cant argue with you as we dont have those here. Our traffic officers are quite adept and have extensive experience in patrol operations, SWAT, etc. WMD first responders and so on.
 
2008-02-12 10:50:29 AM
I live in Baltimore, so I'm getting a kick out of imagining this asshole going over to the West side and farking with some little corner boys like that. Not bloody likely. That cop is an asshole and a coward. The kid was compliant and didn't disrespect him at all. He just didn't hear him at first. The cop got on his ass for being defensive?

He should be fired. Then he should be stripped of all weapons, and dropped off in the goddamn projects after dark.
 
2008-02-12 10:50:37 AM
gwwiz
HIT HIM!!!! YEAH! Smart mouth little punk! Kick his @$$!!! Man I HATE skater punks. They always seem to be obnoxious, smart mouth little turds. Personally I think a good ole' fashioned beating would do him some good.

Give the cop a bonus, a raise, a real car / uniform, and a weekly beat-down special on Fox.

Giggity.


Sssh ... use your indoor voice.

/You're just angry because you haven't had your juice
 
2008-02-12 10:50:37 AM
Babbs: That "asshattery" this kid was perpetrating was just a total lack of respect for authority. That is what's wrong with society now. Remember back in the day? It didn't matter who it was, anybody older would automatically be shown respect by you. Especially people in uniform. Now we have that "you show me respect I'll show you respect" mentality by kids. Like they are owed it. Like they are owed EVERYTHING. I garantee if that kid would have just been respectful to the cop none of this would have happened. None of it. So, how's the IM OWED EVERYTHING mentality working out for all of us now? Not so well, is it?

This cop deserved NO respect. He deserved to be slapped in the face with the kid's skateboard (though I imagine that wouldn't have turned out so well for the kid). The cop committed battery without provocation. People respect people in uniform because those people do a good job. When too many cops act like this, and it's tolerated, people rightfully stop giving them this automatic respect. The cop should be sent to prison to get reacquainted with all the people he sent there over the years, as an example to other cops. Lack of respect for authority can be a bad thing, but abuse of a position of authority is 10,000 times worse and should be punished MORE harshly than a civilian committing the same crime of battery.
 
DD0
2008-02-12 10:52:42 AM
I'm still confused over who's going to kill the young boy? Other than the cop he's probably faced no real physical danger in his life.

Is he going to be killed for skateboarding?

For calling someone dude?

What world is this cop living in where he thinks a 14 year old white kid's life is in danger because of anything that transpired during that conversation, or whatever you'd like to call it.
 
2008-02-12 10:53:57 AM
Salvatore Rivieri? I think I took him out once with a sniper rifle in "Grand Theft Auto III".
 
DD0
2008-02-12 10:56:37 AM
And who in their right mind, as an adult, would ever think to touch a minor like that. Even if the kid had called him a fat fark, which would have been true, the cop should have never put him in a head lock and thrown him to the ground. What if the kid hit his head?

Does he feel more manly after that episode?
 
2008-02-12 10:56:42 AM
Debby7813: One wonders WHY a 17-year veteran is on such a low-key assignment. Has he had anger issues before?

//inquiring minds want to know


At 17 years, he may have enough seniority to pick and choose his work assignment. They have an opening to work that area of Baltimore and 20 officers put in for it, he can get it if he has seniority. Its actually quite common.
 
2008-02-12 10:57:20 AM
two words

roid rage

and

fat cop

maybe

douche bag
 
2008-02-12 10:57:40 AM
i162.photobucket.com
Larimer Square Security - Denver
 
2008-02-12 10:58:54 AM
I really don't get all the people who are (probably trolling) saying the kid had it coming because he was being disrespectful. What did he do that was disrespectful? Sure, he shouldn't have been skating there, but his buddy said "he didn't hear you, he had his headphones on" at the beginning. Then the kid just repeated that he didn't hear the guy. I would've sounded a little defensive like that if some cop is coming at me yelling and I have no idea why. And I'm a 30 year old woman!

By the way, I teach in Baltimore City. If that cop has really been on the force for 17 goddamn years and he thinks THAT is disrespect, I invite his dumb ass to visit my classroom for a day. Baltimore kids routinely say stuff like, "I'm doing my farkin' work so get the fark out of my farking face!" And they don't even have a Fark filter!
 
2008-02-12 11:01:19 AM
Magics5RIP: They have a job to do, that they get paid peanuts for, and expect a little cooperation.

They're paid pretty much what they're worth. This sack of pasta in a cop costume should be fired without any further question, the video speaks for itself. I hope the parents sue the crap out of him and his pathetic excuse ("the supervisor is on vacation") for a police department.
 
2008-02-12 11:02:05 AM
Ummmm.... Maybe I missed something, but the only disrespect I noticed was on the part of the cop. The kid called the cop "dude", but I didn't get the vibe that he meant any real disrespect by it. The only other things I heard the kid say was that he didn't do anything, & that he didn't have a father before the cop decided to be the big he-man and practice his rasslin' moves.

There are good cops to be sure, but that one is a douchenozzle.

And WTF is up with that car?
 
2008-02-12 11:03:04 AM
I won't join the cop hating, but I will join the Baltimore cop hating. I visited Baltimore frequently while I was stationed near there in the Navy, and I've never seen a more worthless bunch of pigs in uniform.
 
2008-02-12 11:03:08 AM
img.photobucket.com

APPROVES!!
 
2008-02-12 11:03:13 AM
Big lols to all the dudes sucking off cops in this thread. "You should show police immediate respect even if they show you none."
Bullshiat!

I've had good experiences with police, the ones who could calmly tell me what I did wrong and maybe let me off easy because I was polite, or let me explain that I know my left brake light is out but the auto parts stores are closed now and I already plan to go in the morning.

Then there were these two other cops from my hometown. Oh god. Constant harassment. Mind you, I did try to respect them the first time. But when they demand to search my car after pulling me over for just being out late. Fark that. I would always ask why I was pulled over and always got the "give me your papers and then I'll tell you." Those times I had to tell them, "Fark you, I was driving fine. It's not like I didn't see you following me for the past two miles." If a cop won't show me any respect, I have no problem telling them to fark off if I did nothing wrong.

Again, I know that there are cool cops, but I've run into far more "dudes".
 
2008-02-12 11:03:50 AM
If that stupid pig can't handle a couple of snot nosed skateboarders, he doesn't deserve that badge. Next time I step into balma, I'm searching out that cop and throwing a "what's up dude" at'im.
 
2008-02-12 11:04:43 AM
fark this stupid cop. I live in Baltimore as well. You dont get one of these kids to listen or join the rest of us by treating them like that. Half of these kids just need a friend in an adult, to listen to the stupid shiat they say. It does matter. I have a "little brother and a little sister" that are what are now called "emo" kids.

They are smart kids, that deserve respect, not this stupid shiat. People who act like this are the problem in the farking first place. fark this cop. this dude cop. If i see him, im gonna call him dude. id like to see what he does to me.
 
2008-02-12 11:05:32 AM
Damn someone beat me to it. So little pictures of Officer Walker on the internets!
 
2008-02-12 11:06:29 AM
DuncanMhor: Cataholic: He got a little too physical in trying to get the skateboard (obviously, snowflake wasn't going to willingly hand it over without a fight).

He assaulted a 14 year old child you arse. You have no farking idea what the kid would or would not have done, because officer explodesalot attacked him without provocation


I forgot how things were now. When a cop asks you to do something, you have the right to question it...ponder it...decide whether you want to comply or not. And if a cop asks you to do something like, give him your skateboard, you don't have to...and he is supposed to wait patiently and keep asking for it until you give it to him...assuming you decide you want to. This is little different than "don't tase me bro." Society is supposed to stop and wait for asshats to stop committing their asshattery.
 
2008-02-12 11:06:44 AM
Litterbox:
It doesnt matter what happened before. The force used was not justified at all. That kid could have been cussing him up one side and down the other and it still wouldnt have been justified. Respectfully, if you dont actually know what use of force is and how its applied in the world of law enforcement, dont say it wasnt excessive. It most certainly was given the situation captured on tape.


Bullshiat...Does the kid have bruises? Punctures from a tazer? Even a runny nose from pepperspray? Nope, nope, and nope...

I'm sorry but if a cop tells you to sit the fark down you should do it, or he has the obligation to sit you down...

Having said that, the cop still has anger issues...

/You have an appropriate nickname BTW
 
2008-02-12 11:06:50 AM
DuncanMhor: Babbs: I garantee if that kid would have just been respectful to the cop none of this would have happened.

If I can judge your prognostication skill by your spelling, I'm going to take that statement with an entire dead sea full of salt a spelling Nazi.


FTFY

 
2008-02-12 11:07:57 AM
I have taught both my young kids that cops are only to be trusted if you have someone chasing you RIGHT NOW and you see one.

Otherwise the cops are not to be trusted or spoken to about anything at all. Cops are there to generate income for the townships. They are not there to protect you , or help you.
 
2008-02-12 11:08:33 AM
Okay, I'm ticked, and there are too many of you to respond to induhvidually, so here goes:

To all you farkers saying "we don't know what happened before the video starts":

1) at the beginning of the video, the cops is relatively calm. If the kid(s) had just done something horrible enough to the cop to justify his later behavior, then why is he so (relatively) calm at the beginning? He'd be mad and yelling from the start.

2) Nothing -NOTHING- they could have said justifies his behavior towards them. He is a professional. He is trained to deal with situations like this. If he cannot do his job properly, he should not have the job.

3) Watch (or rather, listen) carefully. "The sooner you learn that, the longer you are going to live in this world. Because you go around doing this kind of stuff and somebody is going to kill you". That certainly sounds liek a DEATH THREAT to me. "You give that attitude to your father. You give it to me and I'll smack you". Definately a threat of violence.

To all you farkers saying "you never hear about all the good cops do..."

1) If most cops were actually 'good', then they'd simply arrest the 'bad' cops. The fact that this does not happen shows that most cops are not 'good'. It's as simple as that.

2) Another piece of evidence in that regard is the fact that cops get put on 'administrative duty' or 'administrative leave'... WITH PAY. If the rest of the cops seriously want to discourage bad cops, why give them a paid vacation?

3) So you think 'only the 'bad' cases get publicity'? You're wrong- only the bad cases WITH ENOUGH EVIDENCE TO GET THE MEDIA INTERESTED get publicity. In other words, the cases that publicity are a SUBSET of all bad cases. What happens when there is no video camera? It doesn't make the news. Now, how many people carry a video camera everywhere with them? Very few people. Therefore, very few bad cases get recorded, and only a very few bad cases get publicity. The majority go unreported. The problem is not 'overblown because the bad cases get publicity'- the problem is 'underblown'* because only the well-documented bad cases get publicity.

*is this even a word?

To all you farkers saying"The kid(s) deserved it!":

I hope your kid (or even you) get treated the same way. Then we'll see how you feel.
 
2008-02-12 11:08:50 AM
Fark this POS I hope he DIAF!!
 
2008-02-12 11:08:53 AM
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Good thing he was busy with obscurity and not skateboarding!
 
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