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(Chicago Sun-Times)   Officer responds to call about husband and wife fighting at flea market. Hilarity ensues   (suntimes.com) divider line 84
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2003-05-19 10:24:20 AM  
Bolingbrook.

Too bad this didn't happen in Willowbrook. Cops there make the LAPD look like the officers from "Pacific Blue," and I'd love to see some housecleaning of their a-hole, racist ranks.

That is all.

/glad I moved to Phoenix
 
2003-05-19 03:20:42 PM  
Let he who has never fought with his wife at a flea market cast the first stone at a cop.
 
2003-05-19 03:20:57 PM  
Flea markets can be pretty rough... really
 
2003-05-19 03:20:57 PM  
Cops should have shot him. You dont throw rocks. My 3 year old knows that. 12 year old going after the cops, should have shot him to. He's old enought to know better.

/asshats
 
2003-05-19 03:21:40 PM  
He used his cell phone to call for back-up? The cops in this town don't have radios?
 
2003-05-19 03:22:12 PM  
What the hell were they doing buying fleas?
 
2003-05-19 03:22:34 PM  
You forgot to call them "asshats" and mention something about France surrendering you tired cocksucker.
 
2003-05-19 03:22:41 PM  
I can't believe the rock actually hit the police officer in the head! Can you imagine a cop scrambling away dizzy after being punched, talking on a cell phone, and this guy beaming him with a giant rock?
 
2003-05-19 03:22:44 PM  
I_Can't_Believe_Its_Not_Smegma is a hilarious name.
 
2003-05-19 03:23:29 PM  
If I wonder if they were like the johhny-mall security guards or real city cops?
 
2003-05-19 03:23:40 PM  
Ahh Bolingbrook. Sometimes I really miss living in ILL.
 
2003-05-19 03:26:43 PM  
Holy shiat. Some gutter trash blocks some officers way and all they spray at them is mace? At least they caught them all in the end.
 
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2003-05-19 03:26:56 PM  
"husband and wife fighting at flea market"...

I don't think we have to wait for The Smoking Gun before we visualize these two...
 
2003-05-19 03:28:49 PM  
Skinink wins... This thread can be closed.

Witnesses said officers used excessive force and ethnic slurs, allegations police dispute.

Do police academies teach ethnic slurs as part of the arrest procedure? Because every time a white cop goes to arrest anyone non-white, the first cry that goes up is racial intimidation and excessive force!
 
2003-05-19 03:28:58 PM  
Cops grossly abusing their power. As usual. Shooting at a guy who threw a rock at him? Firing mace into a crowd at a that had gathered to watch a fight? Charging the guy with attempted murder?

Please.
 
2003-05-19 03:30:01 PM  
Thank God it was only a fracas and not a full-fledged donnybrook.
 
2003-05-19 03:31:55 PM  
this is not so much hilarity as madcap hijinks
 
2003-05-19 03:34:11 PM  
Montana Charlie's Flea Market

Not as good as I_Can't_Believe_Its_Not_Smegma, but points for trying.
 
2003-05-19 03:34:32 PM  
Eh, I haven't been at this flea market since I was like 8...it's a hell hole of obvious rip-offs, illegal movies, etc.

I only live about 7 minutes away...
 
2003-05-19 03:34:44 PM  
If it were not for excessive force and ethinic slurs I would not be able to do my job as a guidance counselor.
 
2003-05-19 03:34:57 PM  
I bet the officer was glad he got the collar on this one. I mean the guy did try to flea.


- takes a powder-
 
2003-05-19 03:35:15 PM  
Nomales

Cops should have shot him. You dont throw rocks. My 3 year old knows that. 12 year old going after the cops, should have shot him to. He's old enought to know better.


You live in Israel, eh?
 
2003-05-19 03:37:34 PM  
ZipBeep,
Nope, but should I try to crack someones skull with a rock, I would deserve to get shot. I bet when you kids in trouble you say its the cops "picking" on him. Get in the line asshat.
 
2003-05-19 03:37:36 PM  
Big_Bad_Dad

I bet the officer was glad he got the collar on this one. I mean the guy did try to flea.


- takes a powder-


Let me be the first to say: Booooo! :D

/Actually LOL, but can't encourage this kind of thing.
 
2003-05-19 03:37:46 PM  
05-19-03 03:21:40 PM I_Can't_Believe_It's_Not_Smegma
He used his cell phone to call for back-up? The cops in this town don't have radios?


He was off-duty

RTFA

(Read the Farking Article)
 
2003-05-19 03:38:52 PM  
Nomales
Nope, but should I try to crack someones skull with a rock, I would deserve to get shot. I bet when you kids in trouble you say its the cops "picking" on him. Get in the line asshat.


Let me take another guess, then. Texas??? Maybe we should execute the guy, hmmm?
 
2003-05-19 03:40:49 PM  
I agree with Nomales. He should have shot the guy, and Rodney King'd the kid at least. Don't want to get assaulted by police officers? Easy. Don't do anything illegal.


Always worked for me.
 
2003-05-19 03:41:20 PM  
Head injuries suck.
 
2003-05-19 03:42:07 PM  
Wrong again. And no, he has been caught at this point. Put his ass in jail now. So with your logic, if I were to try to smash your head in its ok? I have a right to try to kill you? Does not take that big of a rock to open up your head. Im in New Mexico, seems that you are as well. Its the state of, "My boy thew another person off a bridge, He's a good boy". Bet you agree with them.

/Must stop feeding the troll
 
2003-05-19 03:43:16 PM  
Unixfreak,

Worst.Logic.Ever.
 
2003-05-19 03:43:22 PM  
Serves 'em right for interfering in another ethnicity's mating rituals.
 
2003-05-19 03:43:25 PM  
Unixfreak

I agree with Nomales. He should have shot the guy, and Rodney King'd the kid at least. Don't want to get assaulted by police officers? Easy. Don't do anything illegal.


Always worked for me.


And it would probably end the same way that the Rodney King incident happened. Riots in Aurora, police officers being fired, civil suits.

/Sounds like a bad idea
 
2003-05-19 03:44:41 PM  
Unixfeak,
Thats what Im sayin.
 
2003-05-19 03:45:09 PM  
Somehow I KNEW this story was going to involve my hometown.

There has never been a positive news story about Bolingbrook. The last asshat to jump the fence at a Sox game was from Bolingbrook. You'd never know it was a great place to grow up in the 70s and 80s.

Portland, OR resident Thatguy,
Bolingbrook HS, Class of '90
 
2003-05-19 03:45:51 PM  
Ah, flea markets...when Wal-Mart is just too "high class" for you.
 
2003-05-19 03:47:52 PM  
While I think the ranks of some police departments have some very sick individuals this doesn't (at least on face value) seem to be either excessive force or racially motivated.

If this guy cracked the cop in the head with a softball sized rock then he's very lucky the officer survived.

This wasn't a pebble, it wasn't a tomato, it was a weapon that could have easily killed the officer.

But hey, that officer could have looked the other way while this man beat his wife senseless. For his troubles he was nearly killed.
 
2003-05-19 03:49:36 PM  
Unixfreak,

Worst.Logic.Ever.


Really? because logically, if he wasn't committing a crime, the altercation would have never happened.
 
2003-05-19 03:51:13 PM  
Actually, other than the ethnic slurs part of it, this guy handled it pretty well.

He fired a warning shot and the guy ran away.

/Makes a lot more sense than shooting someone over a domestic disturbance call.
 
2003-05-19 03:53:46 PM  
yeah, I don't agree with the ethnic slurs part, but chances are that was just the usual BS, playing the race card to get out of it.
 
2003-05-19 03:55:01 PM  
The couple was later seen climbing to the top of a water tower to "make-up".

YIKES!
 
2003-05-19 03:55:28 PM  
Doubt it was a warning shot, cops dont do that. He missed.
 
2003-05-19 03:56:38 PM  
this is why the burbs suck. you try to pull that sheet at Maxwell street market cops'll shoot you then ask what's up.
 
2003-05-19 04:00:05 PM  
This guy will probably spend years behind bars after being convicted for attempted murder of a police officer.

OJ remains free...
 
2003-05-19 04:01:00 PM  
I would have shot him.

Then again, I'm the one always yelling "just shoot him!" at any Cops episode or Wildest Police Chases that comes on TV. Maybe I should seek help.
 
2003-05-19 04:01:06 PM  
The officer was working security at Montana Charlie's Flea Market when he got a cell phone call around 9:45 a.m. from a market employee about a man fighting with his wife behind a booth

And the sad part is that they (the husband and wife) were probably already drunk at 9:45 in the morning.
 
2003-05-19 04:01:47 PM  
OhhhWhatever,
Thats cause he dont have the money. OJ had the cash, he paid for his freedom.
 
2003-05-19 04:01:49 PM  
If I were that cop I would have used the nearest Mexican child as a weapon of mass destruction. Beans, gotta love 'em!

 
2003-05-19 04:03:19 PM  
Pepehomer,
Its cool, your not the only one.

Candypants,
Most likely. Most fights cops go to, one or more person is drunk.
 
2003-05-19 04:06:51 PM  
 
2003-05-19 04:07:01 PM  
I was actually at this flea market during this whole thing. The cops, literally, doused the 12 year old kid with pepper spray...
there were about 4 shots fired...
every cop directing traffic was telling people that it was a quadruple homicide related to gangs and drugs...
ha...
 
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