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2010-10-07 01:31:26 AM
Cops should be able to park as closely as possible to any place that they enter. Why make them run across a parking lot if they get an emergency call?

What, handicap people are more important than cops now?
 
2010-10-07 04:40:30 AM
jaylectricity: Cops should be able to park as closely as possible to any place that they enter.

If there is an emergency, then the lights should be on and everything else. If a cop is just pulling into a coffee shop to get a coffee, then they should respect the laws that they enforce.

According to this article, yes, the cop responded to a call - after the fact - and was writing a report - so it wasn't an emergency. Parking in a handicap spot to do so is a violation of the law as they do not have handicap plates.
 
2010-10-07 06:14:06 AM
SpaceyCat: If there is an emergency, then the lights should be on and everything else. If a cop is just pulling into a coffee shop to get a coffee, then they should respect the laws that they enforce.

According to this article, yes, the cop responded to a call - after the fact - and was writing a report - so it wasn't an emergency. Parking in a handicap spot to do so is a violation of the law as they do not have handicap plates.


I think the thought is that if he gets a call while he's in line for coffee, it makes sense to have his car right by the door. If he has to run to the other side of the lot he'll be too tired to respond effectively.
 
2010-10-07 06:18:21 AM
ShillinTheVillain: SpaceyCat: If there is an emergency, then the lights should be on and everything else. If a cop is just pulling into a coffee shop to get a coffee, then they should respect the laws that they enforce.

According to this article, yes, the cop responded to a call - after the fact - and was writing a report - so it wasn't an emergency. Parking in a handicap spot to do so is a violation of the law as they do not have handicap plates.

I think the thought is that if he gets a call while he's in line for coffee, it makes sense to have his car right by the door. If he has to run to the other side of the lot he'll be too tired to respond effectively.


Do I get to park there in case I get a call that my dad is having a heart attack? What about in the event that there is a zombie invasion; if I'm on the other side of the parking lot I won't be able to get my shotgun.

/emergencies and handicap stickers; cops don't get to ignore the rules just because they're cops
 
2010-10-07 06:24:05 AM
ShillinTheVillain: SpaceyCat: If there is an emergency, then the lights should be on and everything else. If a cop is just pulling into a coffee shop to get a coffee, then they should respect the laws that they enforce.

According to this article, yes, the cop responded to a call - after the fact - and was writing a report - so it wasn't an emergency. Parking in a handicap spot to do so is a violation of the law as they do not have handicap plates.

I think the thought is that if he gets a call while he's in line for coffee, it makes sense to have his car right by the door. If he has to run to the other side of the lot he'll be too tired to respond effectively.


I like how you said that with a straight face.
 
2010-10-07 06:24:41 AM
what, was the fire lane full?
 
2010-10-07 06:28:52 AM
There's really only one solution: Force every coffee/donut shop to install a drive through window meant specifically for police use. That way they never have to get out of their cars!

We can even give them a basket on the end of a pole so that they don't have to lean out the window to hand over their money.
 
2010-10-07 06:29:00 AM
B-b-b-but all the other spots were taken!
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2010-10-07 06:31:34 AM
to be fair...even i'd park in a handicapped spot for a coffee emergency. and I HATE people who misuse handicapped spots.
 
2010-10-07 06:32:42 AM
I'm a very easy going, go with the flow, kind of guy IRL, but two things piss me off to no end- people who scratch lottery tickets at the checkout while a line forms behind them and out the door and people who illegally park in handicap spots.
 
2010-10-07 06:35:13 AM
You ever had a caffeine withdrawal headache brewmitter? It's brutal. Caffeine addiction is a handicap
 
2010-10-07 06:36:16 AM
Gotta love the Police Spokeswoman response..
"...police spokeswoman, who said the officer had responded to the Ellicott City store after workers there chased out a suspected thief. The officer was writing a report."

Umm, don't police have laptops in their cruisers for that. And getting coffee at a scene of a crime...yeah right...Of course it is Maryland, the cop most likely expected to get a discount as gratitude.
 
2010-10-07 06:39:03 AM
Cops are in & out of a lot of places. Period. This is a non-story, and another Greenlight Mystery.
 
2010-10-07 06:50:34 AM
Maybe the cop was handicapped?
 
2010-10-07 06:54:12 AM
rico567: Cops are in & out of a lot of places.

Why bring your mom into this?
 
2010-10-07 06:54:55 AM
rico567: Cops are in & out of a lot of places. Period. This is a non-story, and another Greenlight Mystery.

I'm in and out of a lot of places, too. But if I do what this cop did, I get a 200 dollar fine.

Where is this cop's fine?
 
2010-10-07 07:01:22 AM
If it isn't enough of an emergency to have your flashers on it isn't enough of an emergency to break the law.
 
2010-10-07 07:04:42 AM
Day_Old_Dutchie: B-b-b-but all the other spots were taken!

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2010-10-07 07:05:30 AM
Hand covering mouth... ("bull shiat"). PR person full of as much Shiat as the cop in question.
 
2010-10-07 07:07:46 AM
Whoever sent in that picture is going to get arrested for resisting arrest, tasered, and will commit suicide (by three gunshots in the back of the head) - in that order.
 
2010-10-07 07:13:37 AM
HEY, HOW ABOUT THIS HEAT!?!?!
 
2010-10-07 07:22:45 AM
That's some fine police work there, Lou.
 
2010-10-07 07:23:48 AM
Mykeru: rico567: Cops are in & out of a lot of places.

Why bring your mom into this?


I fell on the floor laughing....
 
2010-10-07 07:24:34 AM
skinink: HEY, HOW ABOUT THIS HEAT!?!?!

You're an asshole!
 
2010-10-07 07:25:13 AM
portscanner: Whoever sent in that picture is going to get arrested for resisting arrest, tasered, and will commit suicide (by three gunshots in the back of the head) - in that order.

That's what I thought. This article just shows the inherent danger of photographing the police in the performance of their duties, which includes napping, parking and moving violations and beating the tar out of anyone "uppity", and will result in a breakdown of law and order.

/And suspects do not commit suicide by shooting themselves in the back of the head. They fall down the stairs. All six flights of them.
 
2010-10-07 07:25:39 AM
THanks subby, now all I can think about it

Potty Emergency!

I can't potty in there, it's disGUSTing!

/Anyone?
 
2010-10-07 07:59:33 AM
media.musictoday.com
 
2010-10-07 08:00:53 AM
jaylectricity: What, handicap people are more important than cops now?

Correct.
 
2010-10-07 08:01:51 AM
Doesn't a donut shop qualify as a police mini-station?
 
2010-10-07 08:19:26 AM
So are the cops paid to be (pa)trolling or to sit in shop?

If they are paid for patrolling, then the argument about getting to their car fast enough is bunk.
 
2010-10-07 08:20:56 AM
"We're also out of coffee."
 
2010-10-07 08:33:26 AM
fergalicious: Do I get to park there in case I get a call that my dad is having a heart attack? What about in the event that there is a zombie invasion; if I'm on the other side of the parking lot I won't be able to get my shotgun.

All of that bullshiat is unlikely. A cop needing to deal with an emergency..like saving your sorry ass....is pretty likely.
 
2010-10-07 08:52:21 AM
crab66: All of that bullshiat is unlikely. A cop needing to deal with an emergency..like saving your sorry ass....is pretty likely.

From what I understand, that's actually a pretty rare event in the life of a police officer. I hear most is incredibly boring, sitting around waiting for something to happen.

The odds that a life-and-death situation would be resolved by an officer parking in a handicap zone vs a normal space is very slim.
 
2010-10-07 08:54:29 AM
booger42: THanks subby, now all I can think about it

Potty Emergency!

I can't potty in there, it's disGUSTing!

/Anyone?


You and I think EXACTLY alike.
 
2010-10-07 09:18:50 AM
I would like cops to be close to any business I enter. Hey, if he's shopping while I am shopping this lessens the chance of a drug addict going ape-poopy on the pharmacy technicians.
 
2010-10-07 09:27:51 AM
So are they now trying to find the person that took that picture so they can arrest him/her/it? Isn't Maryland one of those states that like to do that to citizens that take pictures of police officers? I'd figure they might extend that policy to their vehicles.
 
2010-10-07 09:40:02 AM
miss diminutive:

We can even give them a basket on the end of a pole so that they don't have to lean out the window to hand over their money.


How is Planet Mongo this morning?
 
2010-10-07 09:45:06 AM
Mykeru: portscanner: Whoever sent in that picture is going to get arrested for resisting arrest, tasered, and will commit suicide (by three gunshots in the back of the head) - in that order.

That's what I thought. This article just shows the inherent danger of photographing the police in the performance of their duties, which includes napping, parking and moving violations and beating the tar out of anyone "uppity", and will result in a breakdown of law and order.

/And suspects do not commit suicide by shooting themselves in the back of the head. They fall down the stairs. All six flights of them.


PsyLord: So are they now trying to find the person that took that picture so they can arrest him/her/it? Isn't Maryland one of those states that like to do that to citizens that take pictures of police officers? I'd figure they might extend that policy to their vehicles.

Guys, this is Metro DC area.

The FIRST thing they are going to do is shoot the photographer's dog.
 
2010-10-07 10:00:22 AM
TheYeti: Mykeru: portscanner: Whoever sent in that picture is going to get arrested for resisting arrest, tasered, and will commit suicide (by three gunshots in the back of the head) - in that order.

That's what I thought. This article just shows the inherent danger of photographing the police in the performance of their duties, which includes napping, parking and moving violations and beating the tar out of anyone "uppity", and will result in a breakdown of law and order.

/And suspects do not commit suicide by shooting themselves in the back of the head. They fall down the stairs. All six flights of them.

PsyLord: So are they now trying to find the person that took that picture so they can arrest him/her/it? Isn't Maryland one of those states that like to do that to citizens that take pictures of police officers? I'd figure they might extend that policy to their vehicles.

Guys, this is Metro DC area.

The FIRST thing they are going to do is shoot the photographer's dog.


Wrong. Despite being serviced by the DC metro, Maryland is not considered, nor should it be, part of the DC metro area.

Its Maryland.
 
2010-10-07 10:15:17 AM
crab66: A cop needing to deal with an emergency..like saving your sorry ass....is pretty likely.

Really? Are you sure that cops save people? I've never met anyone who was saved by a cop.

Can you save someone's life by showing up after an incident and scratching out a poorly-spelled, badly-researched report for the insurance companies?
 
2010-10-07 10:19:27 AM
rico567: Cops are in & out of a lot of places. Period. This is a non-story, and another Greenlight Mystery.

We need our daily cop hate thread.
 
2010-10-07 10:21:49 AM
SpaceyCat: jaylectricity: Cops should be able to park as closely as possible to any place that they enter.

If there is an emergency, then the lights should be on and everything else. If a cop is just pulling into a coffee shop to get a coffee, then they should respect the laws that they enforce.

According to this article, yes, the cop responded to a call - after the fact - and was writing a report - so it wasn't an emergency. Parking in a handicap spot to do so is a violation of the law as they do not have handicap plates.


cops enforce the law they do not have to abide by it. In fact I think cops should be able to issue tickets to anyone in a parking spot that the cop wants. The car should be towed at the owners expense and the owner should be made to publicly apologize to the cop for not having the forethought that a cop might want to park there.
 
2010-10-07 10:22:28 AM
Mykeru: portscanner: Whoever sent in that picture is going to get arrested for resisting arrest, tasered, and will commit suicide (by three gunshots in the back of the head) - in that order.

That's what I thought. This article just shows the inherent danger of photographing the police in the performance of their duties, which includes napping, parking and moving violations and beating the tar out of anyone "uppity", and will result in a breakdown of law and order.

/And suspects do not commit suicide by shooting themselves in the back of the head. They fall down the stairs. All six flights of them.


Or fall off a roof, that's more likely to be fatal.
 
2010-10-07 10:22:40 AM
fergalicious: /emergencies and handicap stickers; cops don't get to ignore the rules just because they're cops

Handicap spots are a convenience. They are not there to cure some sort of ill of society. It is merely a way of forcing us to be polite to the handicapped.
 
2010-10-07 11:03:24 AM
Evil Brian The Intern: booger42: THanks subby, now all I can think about it

Potty Emergency!

I can't potty in there, it's disGUSTing!

/Anyone?

You and I think EXACTLY alike.


BOINGY BOINGY BOINGY!
 
2010-10-07 11:22:49 AM
jaylectricity: Handicap spots are a convenience. They are not there to cure some sort of ill of society. It is merely a way of forcing us to be polite to the handicapped.

How do we force the police to be polite?
 
2010-10-07 11:24:28 AM
crab66: A cop needing to deal with an emergency..like saving your sorry ass....is pretty likely.

Cops don't save people's asses. They create revenue for the state through writing up traffic infractions and show up after the crime to write it up. If they are in an area where they are trying to keep the crime stats down, they may not even do that.

A cop will exert themselves to tase children or old women, but when the shooting starts, you can count on them to "create a perimeter".

Remember Columbine? Harris and Klebold's self-inflicted head wound corpses were cold before the SWAT team got to them. After the teacher Sanders had already bled to death.

Cops don't prevent or stop violence against citizens. At worst, they are just another cause of it.
 
2010-10-07 11:41:01 AM
No one believes this story, but it's true:

I was driving one night, and passed a Winchell's donut shop, which happened to be placed in a large parking-lot.

50 yards from the shop was a Los Angeles county sheriff's helicopter, and a cop was walking towards the Winchell's.

If I had a camera, I would have won the Pulitzer for photography!
 
2010-10-07 11:50:59 AM
LandOfChocolate: Wrong. Despite being serviced by the DC metro, Maryland is not considered, nor should it be, part of the DC metro area.

Its Maryland.


Don't worry, they'll still shoot the dog.LandOfChocolate: TheYeti: Mykeru: portscanner: Whoever sent in that picture is going to get arrested for resisting arrest, tasered, and will commit suicide (by three gunshots in the back of the head) - in that order.

That's what I thought. This article just shows the inherent danger of photographing the police in the performance of their duties, which includes napping, parking and moving violations and beating the tar out of anyone "uppity", and will result in a breakdown of law and order.

/And suspects do not commit suicide by shooting themselves in the back of the head. They fall down the stairs. All six flights of them.

PsyLord: So are they now trying to find the person that took that picture so they can arrest him/her/it? Isn't Maryland one of those states that like to do that to citizens that take pictures of police officers? I'd figure they might extend that policy to their vehicles.

Guys, this is Metro DC area.

The FIRST thing they are going to do is shoot the photographer's dog.

Wrong. Despite being serviced by the DC metro, Maryland is not considered, nor should it be, part of the DC metro area.

Its Maryland.


Ok, so you are half right. (new window) Not Baltimore, but DC Metro contains parts of Maryland and Virginia.

Like we wanted Baltimore, anyway.

Either way, they'll still shoot the shiat out of your dog.
 
2010-10-07 11:57:19 AM
I can't believe how many people are defending the officer for doing this. In emergencies, police don't take the time to park, they just stop the car and get out like you've seen dozens of times watching an episode of Cops.

This jerk parked in a space reserved for people who either can't walk or have severe difficulty doing so. It's the same holier than thou attitude that caused police cars to be #1 offenders of red light cameras, an offense that's just as easily dismissed by the moronic masses because of the same pitiful excuse that "there might have been an emergency... somewhere."

However, I will say that this Baltimore cop will never replace the douchbaggery of this "dude."
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