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(Daily Mail)   How many officers does it take to beat the fark out of a man in insulin shock? In Nevada, the answer is 7 or more   (dailymail.co.uk ) divider line
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2012-02-08 02:54:39 PM  
bunner: 20 bucks says they "confiscated is syringes and cash. That wasn't law enforcement, that was felonious assault and robbery. You guys ain't even got the f*cking stones to admit which team you're on.

I'm on team "Stab Edward and Bella in the farking heart with a stake". What team are you on?
 
2012-02-08 02:55:27 PM  

thetubameister: Ever wonder why so many of us hate/don't respect LEO's?


I make a habit of trying to recreate the logic of cop apologists. I try to give some slashies to not make it an outright troll, but this is sometimes overlooked or unclear. Don't get me wrong. I'm 100% in agreement with you here.

I just feel like no police abuse thread is complete without sometime giving a long line of excuses about 'not enough evidence' and 'do you really think that a cop would X,' so I try to get there first.

'The cops were in danger and had to break that guy's ribs' is my favorite.
 
2012-02-08 02:56:48 PM  

PrinceofFark:
shiat happens.

Everyone of you has implicitly agreed to the system we live in, which is you pay to be protected. Law Enforcement agents put their lives on the line daily to protect us from a laundry list of ailments, situations and other people with less than good intentions.

The odd time a LEO will exercise poor judgement and unfortunate situations like your story will take place. Tough. We do not live in a perfect society and you all clamoured for a decade about being in fear from terrorists and needing to be protected from every little threat. The Federal Government got the memo, don't worry. But the key is you don't get to pick and choose what a free society where you are protected by the Government looks like, they do.

Cops are above the average grunt salary earner, they won't tell you that because you have the emotional intelligence of a 5-yr so they simply joke about it amongst themselves ...


Prince, thank you. I haven't laughed so hard in years. That is comedy gold right there. Have you considered taking your act on the road? Do you think you could work that into a half-hour sketch? I could forward what you already have to Comedy Central, but I need assurances that you can maintain that level of ridiculousness for a full show. Also, could you say that with a straight face? It's easy to type comments like that, but on TV, you will have to work on your delivery...
 
2012-02-08 02:57:04 PM  
Submitted First With a Better Headline: I make a habit of trying to recreate the logic of cop apologists. I try to give some slashies to not make it an outright troll, but this is sometimes overlooked or unclear. Don't get me wrong. I'm 100% in agreement with you here.

I just feel like no police abuse thread is complete without sometime giving a long line of excuses about 'not enough evidence' and 'do you really think that a cop would X,' so I try to get there first.

'The cops were in danger and had to break that guy's ribs' is my favorite.


Who's been defending the coonts that would kick a man in the head, irregardless of what else was going on, again?
 
2012-02-08 02:59:34 PM  
Making the taxpayers pay that $200k is really going to teach these guys a lesson!
 
2012-02-08 03:00:47 PM  
I hope the money for the settlement comes out of the paychecks of the cops and not the taxpayers
 
2012-02-08 03:00:59 PM  

9beers: If there was an order to "drop your weapon" (which is still in dispute) it means that the guy unholstered his gun after being confronted with police telling him to keep his hands up and get on the ground.


That's the POINT- they gave him three different, mutually exclusive, instructions. Even if you ignore "drop your weapon", it's not really possible to both "get on the ground" AND "keep your hands up".

Erik turned to find three officers facing him, guns drawn, and all three shouting different commands: "Get on the ground!" "Drop your weapon!" "Keep your hands up!" Erik held his hands up, spoke calmly, told them he DID have a concealed firearm and a legal CCW and was an ex-Army officer. His girlfriend was screaming about Erik being a West Point grad, former Army officer, etc. Erik leaned to his left, hands still up, to expose the pistol, and repeated, "I am disarming; I am disarming." Witnesses say he started to lower his right hand, palm OUT, perhaps intending to remove holster and gun together - but never got the hand below his shoulder, when one of the cops (believed to be William Mosher, who had committed a fatal shooting in 2006) shot Erik in the chest with a .45-caliber semi-automatic weapon.
 
2012-02-08 03:03:25 PM  

CheekyMonkey: PrinceofFark: ou and I completely agree, there is no reason to troll. Cops are, for better or worse, above the average 9-5, pump ye gas, fill out yea insurance claim, take ye order at the drive-thru, grunt.Where we completely disagree is whether this is a Good thing or a Bad thing. I see it as a necessity for them to perform their jobs as we expect.

OK, so not a troll, just a fascist. Apparently, you and I have different opinions of what constitutes an officer of the law performing his duties. I expect that the officer should obey the laws they are sworn to uphold, where as you believe they are outside the law.

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

-Ben Franklin


That is a great quote, and rings true today perhaps more than it did then. You agree again, I think people that cannot be counted on to look after themselves and think for themselves deserve what they get, which is a complete lack of freedom in return for 'safety', the Government's way.

That is fact. What I am doing is profiting from it. Not a fascist, an opportunist. Pre Crime is huge and has complete and utter support at the Federal level, with programs sprouting up all across the country in 2012. It may actually improve the safety of the Rank and File. The question is, at what cost?

For me, investing in companies that are manufacturing pre-crime technologies and hardware is a no-brainer. There will be a fevered demand for this technology for decades to come so why not profit from it? I don't have to agree with the direction this country is going in to make the best of it, and besides, people with money are a much better 'class' of people than the poor, America knows this to be true and displays it daily for all to embrace.

I'd rather not hide in fear of the future, but rather embrace it and prosper from it. I could give two shiats if you get incarcerated for a pre-crime to murder me because I cut you off in the fast lane and you went into a road rage, that's your problem, not mine. I simply want the trickle down wealth and benefits from this, and to achieve that i need to step out of the "Loser Line" which you all are in, whining, fearing, threatening technological and ideological advancements, and jump into the Winner's Circle.

The choice for me has always been easy, and that's why I continue to excel where most of you flounder, then wonder why you just can't catch a break.
 
2012-02-08 03:03:40 PM  

Bermuda59: I hope the money for the settlement comes out of the paychecks of the cops and not the taxpayers


Oh, I'm sure that it will.
 
2012-02-08 03:07:13 PM  

9beers: The officers had no way of knowing that they were dealing with anything other than an unruly person. The only guy who acted inappropriately is the officer who kicked the guy in the head.


By allowing the one cop to abuse the guy, and by covering it up, they all acted inappropriately and are all bad cops.
 
2012-02-08 03:09:36 PM  
PrinceofFark: Pre Crime

You've been hanging out with PsiChick too much.
 
2012-02-08 03:10:31 PM  

BronyMedic: bunner: 20 bucks says they "confiscated is syringes and cash. That wasn't law enforcement, that was felonious assault and robbery. You guys ain't even got the f*cking stones to admit which team you're on.

I'm on team "Stab Edward and Bella in the farking heart with a stake". What team are you on?


Team decent human being. We can't afford uniforms but we got mad skillz. *sigh*
 
2012-02-08 03:10:37 PM  
What's the difference between a cop and a light bulb?


Wait for it...

The light bulb is supplied with electrical current by feed-through terminals or wires embedded in the glass, while the officer is supplied with energy through the mechanical and chemical breakdown of food into smaller components that are more easily absorbed into the blood stream.

/I'll be here all week folks
//try the glucose tabs
 
2012-02-08 03:10:40 PM  

BronyMedic: Backwards Cornfield Races: How much was the traffic ticket for and did you get out of it?

Who said anything about a traffic ticket, sweetie? If I just wanted out of those, I'd flash the Rescue Squad ID I have. :3


So you are also part of the problem?
 
2012-02-08 03:13:10 PM  

9beers: Mr. Cat Poop: I'm surprised the dash cam footage still exists. I ordered my own dash cam the other day, mostly in case I can catch some good youtube footage, but also just in case a situation like this arises and the cops "lose" the video that would save my ass in court.

So you bought a dash cam and plan on mounting it facing to the rear of your vehicle in case you get pulled over? Paranoid much?


Visit Fark much? Every day there's another story like this one. And the camera will face forward, but hopefully it would catch enough audio if I got pulled over to be helpful. And it could prove that I did indeed stop completely at the red light before turning right, or that I wasn't driving erratically.
 
2012-02-08 03:13:33 PM  

BronyMedic:

Cops don't fight fair because fair fights get people, and bystanders, killed. It's not cowardice, it's pragmatism. That's a lesson people learned the hard way in the 1920s and 30s, and one that has been refined ever since then.

To be honest, I LOL at people who complain about the "militarization" of the police, like it's anything new. It's cute. The Police have been "militarized" since the first bootlegger picked himself up a tommy gun, and proved to the cops that a revolver and a shotgun were no match.


Just how much police cock do you garble? More than the one you admitted to, methinks. It's funny how EMTs empathize with cops so much. I dated one EMT chick and she was batshiat insane. She had a thing for cops too. Dated two: the first one she was engaged to until he put a gun to her head because he didn't want to get up to go somewhere early on his day off with her. The second she dated for years. He treated her like shiat perpetually too. By the time she got to me and I treated her nice, she wanted nothing to do with it.

To be honest with YOU, I LOL people who support unemployable farktards you would be bagging groceries if it wasn't for sweet law enforcement gigs... people who push others around not because it is necessary, but because they can.

"Power is not alluring to pure minds."
-Thomas Jefferson
 
2012-02-08 03:13:41 PM  

mctwin2kman: As a Diabetic I am not shocked by the officers thinking the person is resisting. They obviously should know better though. Also should be trained how to handle that type of situation. You do not try to subdue a Diabetic in shock. That just will never end well. We tend to get very confused and can turn quiet unruly because we are confused and have no idea of what is going on.

/as a diabetic he should not have been driving.
//knows when blood sugar is low and stops and takes something to raise it.
///waits until bs is better to resume driving.


You don't always know when an episode is coming on until it's too late. My father was driving when his blood sugar dropped dangerously low and he pulled over and passed out. If a passer-by hadn't noticed him and called a cop (who thankfully didn't shoot him, but looked and found his diabetic warning bracelet), he'd have died there. As it was, the doctor at the hospital he was taken to said his blood sugar was the lowest he'd ever seen in someone who survived.
 
2012-02-08 03:14:34 PM  

snocone: That got a lot of cops dead.
They quit doing that.


No it farking didn't. Something like 35 States this decade have years upon years where not a single officer was killed on duty. You lose about 50 cops a year in a country of 500 million people, and most of them are in a few isolated hot spots like LA. The idea that they need to do all this goofy paramilitary flashbang-battering-ram-storm-the-house-with-uzis shiat is retarded. I blame the prevalence of Crime Dramas for introducing into the public consciousness the idea that cops are in unrelenting ceaseless danger of being gunned down at all times anywhere and everywhere.

IT. JUST. ISN'T. TRUE.
 
2012-02-08 03:14:51 PM  

base935: Making the taxpayers pay that $200k is really going to teach these guys a lesson!



This right here is all the proof any sane human needs to know. The grunts have no concept of, well at this point maybe anything at all. This is America, after all. But let me try for you guys:

When you become upset and filled with your faux 'i'm a pussy everywhere but the net' anger over abuse of power from a higher authority, you want to sue, and teach them a lesson they won't soon forget. Well, you buffoons fail to connect the dots, so let me do it for you. Read and shut the hell up for a moment:

When you sue a LEO for abuse of power you are screwing yourself and all of your dirty grunts along with you



I know this is going to perplex the majority of the thread so i'll break it down. As a public servant, Cops salaries are paid for via tax payers money (that means YOUR money). So before any of this starts off, you are already paying them to beat the living shiat out of you.

Then, you sue the detachment or local force for abuse. A long, drawn out court case ensues, eventually after tying and up utterly wasting precious city resources, in some cases a monetary settlement is awarded to the victim. This money AGAIN comes out of the tax payers collective wallet (that means YOUR money). The cop loses no wages, in fact he GAINS something as he will at worst be sent home WITH pay. You put a negative media spotlight on the detachment, undue stress on the force and bring a black eye to the community.

The most insulting aspect of all of this? I have to suffer through the uneducated sea of comments from you clowns on how "justice was served" and "if only we can get more of these cops exposed things will be better". The bottom line is most of you are too stupid to save yourselves, so it's not worth trying to help you. Cops understand this all too well so if you see one of us treating you like shiat, it's because that's exactly what you are.
 
2012-02-08 03:15:00 PM  
These stories are always so sad and unfortunately rather common. Were it not for the head-kicking part, I'd cut the officers some slack. I've sen a lot of patients in insulin shock and it isn't a pretty sight. They can be almost indistinguishable from someone cranked on PCP and they can actually be quite dangerous. Officers need better training to recognize the symptoms of insulin shock and what to do about it. Someone in insulin shock responds very rapidly to the proper treatment. If a family member can learn to respond to this crisis, a cop can.

But I cut them no slack for the head-kicking. That's just brutality and never justified. The man should have got a much higher award in court.
 
2012-02-08 03:15:12 PM  

thetubameister: Ever wonder why so many of us hate/don't respect LEO's?


No. It would be as much of a waste of time as wondering why you like tattoos or Rob Zombie.

/j/k
 
2012-02-08 03:17:43 PM  
Link (new window)

Super_pope: IT. JUST. ISN'T. TRUE.


Well, no, but it goes a long way to cover up flat out thuggery if you can sell it to the rubes.
 
2012-02-08 03:17:48 PM  

BronyMedic: indylaw: Horizontal nystagmus tests are bullshiat. A cop friend demonstrated the test to me while I was stone cold sober and I "failed." Even if there were peer-reviewed, accepted methodologies for determining intoxication by eye movement, a cop trained for 15 minutes in administering field sobriety tests is going to see what he wants to see with that test.

Way to cherrypick what I said. Did you miss the part about being caused by other neurological conditions? Kinda like anascoria, nystagmus can also be a normal variant in the population as well.

Strange you mention peer review:

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19393786

Horizontal gaze nystagmus (HGN) was also investigated and posted an accuracy of 74%.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16105267

Based on the AUC, the post-rotational nystagmus test is a good test for predicting alcohol intoxication over 0.5 g/kg. As a part of the physician's examination, it contributes significantly to the description of the clinical state.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/14653658

CONCLUSIONS:

The HGN test administered in the standing, seated, and supine postures is able to discriminate impairment at criterion BACs of 0.08% and 0.10%. The VGN test can identify high levels of impairment at any test posture. Therefore, these tests can be used by an officer to determine if a driver is impaired, regardless of whether the driver is standing, seated, or supine.


Also, the "Whiskey" Officer DUI training as provided by the TBI Memphis and Shelby County isn't a 15 minute class. It's several days, and includes multiple, actual and live intoxicated individuals with varying levels of BAC.


74% accuracy? Holy shiat! It's fair to be arrested, have your license administratively suspended, and lose your rights on the strength of a test which is approximately right 3/4 of the time under lab conditions, administered by someone with a vested interest in making arrests, a high-school education and an afternoon worth of training.
 
2012-02-08 03:18:08 PM  
Do not ever go to Henderson. The policemen there are the most corrupt sons-of-biatches outside of a Roger Corman Southern Sheriff movie.

They've beaten up old men and pregnant women and they've shot dogs in their own backyards because they were making too much noise.

They also framed a friend of mine She was had divorced one of their officers and was trying to get custody of their two daughters. She had divorced him because he wanted her to dance nude and perform in adult films to augment their income. After the divorce, her ex husband became sexually abusive towards his daughters of whom he had joint custody of. My friend then tried every avenue to get sole custody of the girls. She finally tried to hire a private detective to dig up dirt on her ex, but it turned out the man was an ex Henderson police officer and my friend was hit with a boloney solicitation to commit murder charge.

She was sent to prison for four years and she was every lesbian's plaything because she was only a little girl. She also lost custody of her daughters (one of whom has since 'run away' from home and has not been seen for years).
 
2012-02-08 03:20:07 PM  
Welcome to lawsuitville. Population- these cops
 
2012-02-08 03:20:14 PM  

fredklein: Even if you ignore "drop your weapon", it's not really possible to both "get on the ground" AND "keep your hands up".


Just how fat are you?
 
2012-02-08 03:20:58 PM  

indylaw: 74% accuracy? Holy shiat! It's fair to be arrested, have your license administratively suspended, and lose your rights on the strength of a test which is approximately right 3/4 of the time under lab conditions, administered by someone with a vested interest in making arrests, a high-school education and an afternoon worth of training.


"You got a problem with that? Are you reaching for a weapon, sir? I SAID ARE YOU REACHING FO..." *BANG*
 
2012-02-08 03:23:36 PM  
I had guessed 6 to 15...wa...waaaa.....waaaaaah
 
2012-02-08 03:24:37 PM  
I get the thing where a cop stops a car for weaving ('cause most of the time it's a drunk dude driving) and seeks to control the situation. I mean, that's his job and he doesn't want to get dead. No big deal. A diabetic seizure probably does look like a drunkard flailing about, resisting arrest. I mean, until you get a chance to go through the perps wallet, the two look the same.

What I don't get is the one cop kicking the guy in the head, well after 3 or 4 other cops were already involved. First, you're a little late to the party and second, kicking people in the head is good way to kill 'em or permanently impair 'em.

And what's up with covering for that clown anyway?
 
2012-02-08 03:24:46 PM  

indylaw: BronyMedic: horizontal nystagmus

Horizontal nystagmus tests are bullshiat. A cop friend demonstrated the test to me while I was stone cold sober and I "failed." Even if there were peer-reviewed, accepted methodologies for determining intoxication by eye movement, a cop trained for 15 minutes in administering field sobriety tests is going to see what he wants to see with that test.


I can't walk in a straight line for love nor money. Last weekend I almost tipped over just trying to stand in that airport security dome thing. Pretty sure the TSA guy thought I was drunk.
 
2012-02-08 03:26:06 PM  
Obviously that diabetic should have been fat somewhere else.
 
2012-02-08 03:27:11 PM  

brantgoose: Diabetics often sound and act like they are drunk when they go into insulin shock. It is important that the general public and public officials, including the police, be aware of this and other causes of misunderstanding and uninformed reactions.

This sort of thing happens all the time--people think a diabetic who is having an episode is drunk. It's understandable but preventable.

There's also a tragic amount of ignorance an misinformation about mental illness, epilepsy, autism, disabilities, etc.

Educate yourself on the symptoms and treatment of common afflictions such as stroke, diabetes, epilepsy, shock, etc. It may save a life or a misunderstanding.

Let each of these odd stories be a teaching moment and Fark.com can make the world a better, safer, less funny place.


This.

CSB

A similar incident recently happened in front of our house. We heard a loud crash late one night and my husband and I ran a few houses down to find an Audi had smashed into several street parked cars. There was a man walking around the car appearing to be very intoxicated. He even smelled like alcohol. We called 911 and several other neighbors came out by that time. When we saw him start to get back into his car and start the engine, my husband opened his door and wrestled with him to get the key out of the ignition and stop him from driving down the hill to a very busy intersection. The man was continuing to act drunk and was very angry and strong to the point that they broke the key off in the ignition as he was slowly driving down the street with my husband half in the car still trying to get him to stop. Finally, along with another bystander, they were able to get him out of the car and held him so he wouldn't hurt himself or others until the police came. When they did, they 'took over' and proceeded to kick the guy in the head and back a few times to 'subdue' him. The EMT's who eventually arrived on the scene determined that he was diabetic and was in shock. We all could have sworn he was drunk given his mannerisms, and the fact that he smelled like alcohol (which is apparently a symptom of shock.) Until now we had been unaware of the symptoms of diabetic shock.
 
2012-02-08 03:28:15 PM  

Coelacanth: She was sent to prison for four years and she was every lesbian's plaything because she was only a little girl. She also lost custody of her daughters (one of whom has since 'run away' from home and has not been seen for years).


If only they could have had a family life with stable, honest, committed public servants who despise criminals, pedophiles, incest and violence. Like, maybe a cop.

I hope that cocksucker pishes it from lead poisoning.

I'm pro good cop but I don't know if there are any left. My old man told me flat out, "some cops are actually cops and they join the force to bust bad guys. Some join it to use it."

Seriously, guys. Put the badge down and just be an honest criminal. That gold plating is starting to smell like rotting meat and feces.
 
2012-02-08 03:29:01 PM  

PrinceofFark: You help out your fellow burger flipper or gas pumping attendant, so why is it so hard for you guys to grasp the concept of LEO's standing up to help each other against plain old citizens?


How often does a burger flipper have the opportunity to violate a person's civil rights and get away with it because the fry cook covered up for him?
 
2012-02-08 03:31:59 PM  

Mr. Cat Poop: Visit Fark much? Every day there's another story like this one. And the camera will face forward, but hopefully it would catch enough audio if I got pulled over to be helpful. And it could prove that I did indeed stop completely at the red light before turning right, or that I wasn't driving erratically.


I can't imagine how bad life would suck if I was that paranoid. I've been driving for around 25 years and in that time, have been pulled over 7 or 8 times. Not once did an officer try to accuse me of something I hadn't done, and in half the cases, I was let go with a warning. There are millions of interactions with the police on a daily basis and you're mounting a camera in your vehicle because of the .0001% of them where a citizen alleges misconduct. Your money would be better spent on a psychiatrist than a camera.
 
2012-02-08 03:35:39 PM  

Coelacanth: Do not ever go to Henderson. The policemen there are the most corrupt sons-of-biatches outside of a Roger Corman Southern Sheriff movie.

They've beaten up old men and pregnant women and they've shot dogs in their own backyards because they were making too much noise.

They also framed a friend of mine She was had divorced one of their officers and was trying to get custody of their two daughters. She had divorced him because he wanted her to dance nude and perform in adult films to augment their income. After the divorce, her ex husband became sexually abusive towards his daughters of whom he had joint custody of. My friend then tried every avenue to get sole custody of the girls. She finally tried to hire a private detective to dig up dirt on her ex, but it turned out the man was an ex Henderson police officer and my friend was hit with a boloney solicitation to commit murder charge.

She was sent to prison for four years and she was every lesbian's plaything because she was only a little girl. She also lost custody of her daughters (one of whom has since 'run away' from home and has not been seen for years).


Jesus, that's scary. Pro-tip: no judge will go against local law enforcement. Ever. Period. Also avoid Chicago. Those cops are cut from the same cloth as yours.
 
2012-02-08 03:36:40 PM  

9beers: Your money would be better spent on a psychiatrist than a camera.



Yeah, the psychiatrist can testify on your behalf at the inquest to determine your cause of death. Actually, so can the camera.
 
2012-02-08 03:40:51 PM  

OgreMagi: PrinceofFark: You help out your fellow burger flipper or gas pumping attendant, so why is it so hard for you guys to grasp the concept of LEO's standing up to help each other against plain old citizens?

How often does a burger flipper have the opportunity to violate a person's civil rights and get away with it because the fry cook covered up for him?


Is it a violation of someone's civil rights if they didn't know the mayonnaise on the burger they just ate was made from semen?
 
2012-02-08 03:43:19 PM  

BadJazz: Daobaz: Either PriceofFark has assburgers, or is a cop.

One or the other!

Place your bets, folks!

50/50 chance at the prize!

No, he's a long-known troll who pretends to work for the TSA.


So he's functionally retarded? The TSA only hires people who are too stupid to get jobs as mall cops, so it's a valid assumption.
 
2012-02-08 03:46:21 PM  
I thought we had a police force so we wouldn't have gangs of armed thugs roaming the streets exacting their brand of vigilante justice?

Idiots.
 
2012-02-08 03:46:26 PM  

Theaetetus: Later, one of the police officers discovers the dash cam on the highway patrol cruiser, and is heard mentioning it to a colleague.
'It's on camera,' he says.
The other replies: 'They don't know you. I wouldn't worry about it.'
Authorities said they will not release the names of the officers involved in the incident.

Farking cover-up. What a bunch of pieces of shiat.


One to hold each arm and leg, one to watch for witnesses and two to beat the crap out of him?

Farking cops

And the denial and coverup will make certain that this kind of conduct continues
 
2012-02-08 03:46:36 PM  

GWSuperfan: This is why I have a huge caduceus and "DIABETIC" tattooed on my arm.


so you have a symbol of commerce, theft, deception, and death tattooed on your arm? LOL, FAIL.
 
2012-02-08 03:47:11 PM  

PrinceofFark: tedthebellhopp: csb...

Something similar to this happened local to me last year. The man (black) was in diabetic shock in his condo and and a next door neighbors cleaning lady heard loud noises and caught a glimpse of him thought the window. She then called the police because she thought he was robbing the place, the police found him naked sitting on his upstairs toilet and thought it would be good to beat him with a night sick and pepper spray him for a bit when he was un-compliment. once they got him outside onlookers said he lived there so the police threatened to arrest them for obstruction of justice. not until the ambulance arrived and the EMT who knew the man verified his identity from previous diabetic shock incidents, did they let him go.

All records have been sealed on the case, and the Hartford, VT police and VT state police stand behind that decision. Since he was not actually arrested so they don't need to release the records. in accordance with Vermont laws.

/end csb
// could the fact that he was black and this was VT have anything to do with it? mayybe


shiat happens.

Everyone of you has implicitly agreed to the system we live in, which is you pay to be protected. Law Enforcement agents put their lives on the line daily to protect us from a laundry list of ailments, situations and other people with less than good intentions.

The odd time a LEO will exercise poor judgement and unfortunate situations like your story will take place. Tough. We do not live in a perfect society and you all clamoured for a decade about being in fear from terrorists and needing to be protected from every little threat. The Federal Government got the memo, don't worry. But the key is you don't get to pick and choose what a free society where you are protected by the Government looks like, they do.

Cops are above the average grunt salary earner, they won't tell you that because you have the emotional intelligence of a 5-yr so they simply joke about it amongst themselves ...


trolol? or bacon fiend?
 
2012-02-08 03:47:28 PM  

loaba: I get the thing where a cop stops a car for weaving ('cause most of the time it's a drunk dude driving) and seeks to control the situation. I mean, that's his job and he doesn't want to get dead. No big deal. A diabetic seizure probably does look like a drunkard flailing about, resisting arrest. I mean, until you get a chance to go through the perps wallet, the two look the same.

What I don't get is the one cop kicking the guy in the head, well after 3 or 4 other cops were already involved. First, you're a little late to the party and second, kicking people in the head is good way to kill 'em or permanently impair 'em.

And what's up with covering for that clown anyway?


The head-kicking thing is because that cop was pissed that he was "late to the party" and needed to get his violence fix.

The covering-up bit is because this isn't a case of just one bad apple. They are all rotten, and covering up for each other is just quid pro quo.
 
2012-02-08 03:49:07 PM  
offmymeds: I_C_Weener: Better article here (new window)

FTA: Alan Yatvin, a legal advocate for the American Diabetes Association and a Philadelphia attorney, said police across the country frequently mistake low blood sugar -- called hypoglycemia when blood sugar is exceptionally low -- for intoxication in people with diabetes.

As I understand it, diabetes is a condition in which there is a high blood sugar level (hyperglycemia). I have hypoglycemia and don't need to use insulin to bring my blood sugar level up. Usually, eating something (like fruit) brings my BSL back up.


Ahh A Hypoglycemic Patient can take too much insulin or not eat sufficiently after taking their insulin and crash (suffer from extreme low B.S.)

There is also people who have insufficient blood stream glucose, or "burn" their glucose quickly through either quick metabolism or disease.

You are right though Insulin would NOT help a diabetic patient that is crashing. Give em instaglucose
 
2012-02-08 03:49:45 PM  

CheekyMonkey: PrinceofFark: ou and I completely agree, there is no reason to troll. Cops are, for better or worse, above the average 9-5, pump ye gas, fill out yea insurance claim, take ye order at the drive-thru, grunt.Where we completely disagree is whether this is a Good thing or a Bad thing. I see it as a necessity for them to perform their jobs as we expect.

OK, so not a troll, just a fascist. Apparently, you and I have different opinions of what constitutes an officer of the law performing his duties. I expect that the officer should obey the laws they are sworn to uphold, where as you believe they are outside the law.

"They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety."

-Ben Franklin


yaba dabba do
F. Flinstone

So what
 
2012-02-08 03:50:00 PM  
Also, the camera is cheaper. I also recommend a fast, nationwide, wireless data upfeed from a phone tether or a carputer. Hard drives can be "mislocated" between the impound lot and the evidence locker.
 
2012-02-08 03:50:38 PM  
This guy is lucky this didn't happen a few miles North in Las Vegas, they would have shot him. Las Vegas now is third in the nation in police shootings, behind only Detroit and Cincinnati.
 
2012-02-08 03:50:45 PM  
I would also like to know if this aggressive-defense posture used by police, to make sure they aren't harmed in the performance of their duty, has actually reduced their injuries?
 
2012-02-08 03:52:18 PM  
Join the fuzz.
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