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(Atlanta Journal Constitution)   DUDE, the guy in full police uniform probably isn't in on the robbery   (ajc.com) divider line 158
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2012-02-09 07:57:20 PM  

jigger: Maybe he can just be demoted and given desk work for a year?


THIS!

Suspend him for a week without pay and make him promise not to do it again.

We need a 2x2 matrix for this similar to the one that always gets posted in the teacher-studen sex threads.
 
2012-02-09 07:57:33 PM  

RoyBatty: So the cop's gun was shiat, and the the good guy's gun was working but he panics under fire.

I guess I'd put them in a buddy movie, and if it grossed less than $100,000,000 and failed to make a profit, they should both be jailed in the same cell.


People, we have a solution!

jdhj2: I Live right next to Detroit, I know what I would think.


Well Atlanta is just Detroit, jr, all the crime but only hours from the beach and none of that pesky winter weather that stifles crime!!!!
 
2012-02-09 08:04:02 PM  
Reading TFA made my head hurt.
 
2012-02-09 08:21:47 PM  
My god what a absolute clusterfark of idiots. This guy is an idiot for buying $2,000 rims off craigslist from armed crackheads. The crackheads are idiots for instigating an obvious boondock n!&&er moment from start to finish. The cop is the biggets farking idiot for not only going into an armed confrontation without backup or intel and guns "ablazing", but for buying and mishandeling a firearm so crappy that it took 2 people and a whole fistfight to get it working.

Everyone, EVERYONE! including the crowd should all be de-balled, right now to prevent their genes from carrying on. Atlanta also should start checking the lead content of their water supply.

/Glock .357 semi-automatic pistol WTF? Did it not come in enough calibers already? Really WTF?
//NEUTER all of them.
 
ecl
2012-02-09 08:30:33 PM  
I'm sure this is a scene for scene re-enactment of a movie or CSI type show.
 
2012-02-09 08:34:05 PM  
So if the officer shot an innocent man, this would have ended with fark saying "Oops! Well, mistakes happen".
...But because an innocent man shot an officer, he comes within a hair of getting the death penalty.

Seems legit.
 
2012-02-09 08:38:07 PM  

thelordofcheese: Catsaregreen: Gotta love all these stupid comments from Internet Tough Guy Farkers who are anti-cop. But I'm sure the second y'all see a black guy, you act like Michael Bolton in "Office Space" -- and pray there's an officer nearby.

Sorry, but this guy came thisclose to shooting an officer, and like the article said, would have meant the death penalty. If the guy was that suspicious of the thugs, he should have ran the other way and called the cops.

And this article also proves my long-standing point: Nothing good comes from Craigslist.

LOL I've been seeing a cop's daughter. Both parents are black.


Is the daughter?
 
2012-02-09 08:39:14 PM  

thelordofcheese: Edwardo17: This is becoming more and more common; not the particulars of this story, but the presence of Trolls in the thread before anyone has a chance to say anything remotely reasonable. This place is turning into /r/politics at a remarkable speed.

Trolls? Is that what you call people who disagree with you because they can actually think and critically analyze the situation?
The pig rushed in like a mad dog and almost killed the VICTIM! the pig showed a complete lack of any of the training that a police officer SHOULD have. And now that the truth about him being a dangerous embarrassment is out he wants to strike fear into anyone else that could ever do the same in the future, allowing him to be a wanton, rampaging bully for hire with a bloodlust. He didn't diffuse the situation; he escalated it. He is the one who should be punished.


Thats how you troll! 9/10
To critically analyze, "pig rushed in like a mad dog......rampaging bully for hire"
I like it
 
2012-02-09 08:49:00 PM  

ecl: I'm sure this is a scene for scene re-enactment of a movie or CSI type show.


I doubt it's from a CSI episode. Yet.
 
2012-02-09 08:50:08 PM  
ALL kinds of wroong in this story and they only innocent guy is facing years in prison! Fact that he had on a police uniform is proof enough he is an armed robber to many.
 
2012-02-09 08:57:40 PM  
Craigslist, only good for finding people to fark you. Figuratively or literally.
 
2012-02-09 09:02:15 PM  

orclover: My god what a absolute clusterfark of idiots. This guy is an idiot for buying $2,000 rims off craigslist from armed crackheads. The crackheads are idiots for instigating an obvious boondock n!&&er moment from start to finish. The cop is the biggets farking idiot for not only going into an armed confrontation without backup or intel and guns "ablazing", but for buying and mishandeling a firearm so crappy that it took 2 people and a whole fistfight to get it working.

Everyone, EVERYONE! including the crowd should all be de-balled, right now to prevent their genes from carrying on. Atlanta also should start checking the lead content of their water supply.

/Glock .357 semi-automatic pistol WTF? Did it not come in enough calibers already? Really WTF?
//NEUTER all of them.




Reading comprehension, life skills, general firearm knowledge, HOW DO THEY WORK?
 
2012-02-09 09:03:50 PM  

blametheman: thelordofcheese: Edwardo17: This is becoming more and more common; not the particulars of this story, but the presence of Trolls in the thread before anyone has a chance to say anything remotely reasonable. This place is turning into /r/politics at a remarkable speed.

Trolls? Is that what you call people who disagree with you because they can actually think and critically analyze the situation?
The pig rushed in like a mad dog and almost killed the VICTIM! the pig showed a complete lack of any of the training that a police officer SHOULD have. And now that the truth about him being a dangerous embarrassment is out he wants to strike fear into anyone else that could ever do the same in the future, allowing him to be a wanton, rampaging bully for hire with a bloodlust. He didn't diffuse the situation; he escalated it. He is the one who should be punished.

Thats how you troll! 9/10
To critically analyze, "pig rushed in like a mad dog......rampaging bully for hire"
I like it


I.....don't think he's trolling.

/been around a while
 
2012-02-09 09:05:26 PM  
Also an FYI to you firearm novices:

the gun mentioned is a not a .357, it is a .357 SIG. A marketing ploy. It is just a souped up 9mm (which a .357 is 9mm also) that people who want over penetration, less capacity & over priced bullets own.

The .357 SIG has ballistics that mimic the .357 revolver cartridge but they are not the same thing.
 
2012-02-09 09:13:20 PM  
Not guilty per all the reasonable comments above.
 
2012-02-09 09:18:18 PM  

myinternetname: Also an FYI to you firearm novices:

the gun mentioned is a not a .357, it is a .357 SIG. A marketing ploy. It is just a souped up 9mm (which a .357 is 9mm also) that people who want over penetration, less capacity & over priced bullets own.

The .357 SIG has ballistics that mimic the .357 revolver cartridge but they are not the same thing.


Back to /k/ with you, you are not welcome here gun-geek!
img.photobucket.com


/clips, mags, nuggets! Boogaboogabooga!
 
2012-02-09 09:20:47 PM  

Astazha: Not guilty per all the reasonable comments above.


Oh, he might have done it. But, because he believed it was legal and/or believed his life was in danger and just wanted to make it home to his family that night, he should be suspended with pay for a week and told not to do it again.
 
2012-02-09 09:28:52 PM  
Every single person in that story is a moron.
 
2012-02-09 09:30:26 PM  

Theaetetus: I think Thomas' story sounds pretty realistic, and I certainly have more than reasonable doubts that he's guilty. I would not vote to convict. Plus, hasn't he been punished enough? He was almost robbed, had a gun pointed at him, had a car driven into him, got repeatedly pistol whipped!, and was then arrested and has had to face up to life in jail. And putting him in jail doesn't really serve any purpose of deterrence, retribution, or rehabilitation.


Uh, yeah, a lot of that was because he had shot a cop and was refusing to back down and stop trying to kill him. The idiot was hulking-out and the bystanders had to practically shoot him in the head to save the policeman's life.

Sad, but I think everybody would be safer without this genius out on the street running around with a gun. He deserves prison time.
 
2012-02-09 09:38:22 PM  

downstairs:

As well, this dude was in complete, tramatic freak-out mode. And the cop didn't seem to be helping since he knew that (they're trained in this shiat, right?)



How would he know that? He just saw some idiot running around with a gun. He had no way of knowing the guy had just been robbed.
 
2012-02-09 09:43:41 PM  

FuturePastNow: Every single person in that story is a moron.


How is Thomas a moron??
 
2012-02-09 09:48:33 PM  

myinternetname: Also an FYI to you firearm novices:

the gun mentioned is a not a .357, it is a .357 SIG. A marketing ploy. It is just a souped up 9mm (which a .357 is 9mm also) that people who want over penetration, less capacity & over priced bullets own.

The .357 SIG has ballistics that mimic the .357 revolver cartridge but they are not the same thing.


I don't think you know very much about guns. I have a 9mm Glock Revolver that fires 357. The safety sticks but it still shoots clips just fine. I have over 20,000 rounds through it, which is more than 40,000 brass cartridges. My mom saw the whole thing so if you think I am wrong then we know you don't know anything about guns.
 
2012-02-09 09:50:23 PM  
Wow there are a lot of cop haters in this thread.

Let me start off by saying I am no fan of cops, I have had a gun pulled on me for putting up political posters on telephone poles, but the cop in the story does not deserve this amount of hate.

Think about what he saw, a guy running across a street while shooting at people runs into a crowded restaurant brandishing his gun looking like he is in a panic. Any cop in any country in the world would immediately try to disarm the guy, some would flat out kill him.

Cop didn't shoot him on the spot, he tried to handcuff him and figure out what was happening after he had a potentially dangerous and armed man safely under control. Cops don't ask people to sit in chairs and wait for them to figure out what is happening, if you're discharging a firearm in public with a cop nearby expect to be detained immediately while they figure out if you were in the right or wrong.

I understand the guy was worried at this point, and I agree this would be a completely different story if the cop wasn't in uniform, but he was. The fact that sometimes people pose as fake cops is no excuse to shoot one that is trying to handcuff you.

This is a sad story all around, honest guy really got his life turned around, but maybe the moral of this story is don't be so ready to discharge your gun at anyone you see as a threat and if you think people are going to try to rob you, call the cops in the first place to ask for help instead of just putting a glock in your pocket. This isn't the wild west anymore and believe it or not some police can actually be helpful even though the majority are indeed power hungry dicks.

/logic
//no place, I know
 
2012-02-09 10:00:57 PM  

Five Tails of Fury: As someone whose mother and her husband are both retired officers, let me say this to the cop haters and wanna-be cop killers in this thread:

Eat a shotgun. The world doesn't need you.


/I don't care if they're trolls, they indicate they want to see my family members dead? Fark'em.


fark YOU! They protect the status quo that is corruption and violence. Pure thuggery. Apologists like you should be disemboweled by throngs of civilians that are coerced to cower by the class that breaks the law the most since those hypocrites are the ones sworn to uphold it.
 
2012-02-09 10:09:24 PM  

efinkelnburg:

Because when a cop hears shots fired, sees only one person running from the area with a gun (and into a restaurant with more innocent people) he's supposed to calmly walk up with his weapon put away and try to talk to the person like a counselor conducting a therapy session.

If Thomas (the man with the gun) had run into that Popeye's and murdered everyone inside while the cop was playing Mr. Nice, everyone would still want to see him fired.

No. Roach did exactly what he was trained to do. He presented a level of force equal to the threat perceived. He gave commands for Thomas to put the gun down, get on the ground, and not to move. He attempted to take the gun out of Thomas' hand, which would have brought everything back down to a level where people could talk like adults without worrying about being shot. He didn't run down the street firing indiscriminately in the area of Thomas, nor did he walk into the Popeye's with gun blazing at anyone and everyone in sight.

But that's fine. Everyone on FARK hates cops. All cops are dirty. Bullies with badges and guns, blah blah blah. Karma is a motherfarker, though. Sooner or later you're going to need one of those damn, dirty pigs. Just keep that in mind.

That said, 25 years seems extremely excessive as a proposed punishment. Given the near-tragic circumstances of the entire ordeal, I'd lean towards no incarceration and a healthy dose of probation.

Flame away


No, he didn't do what he was supposed to do.

We can start from your first paragraph with the hyperbole that you presented.

Or the second paragraph with the hyperbole you presented.

Or the third paragraph with the omissions of things he should have also done but hadn't, and ways he should have performed the things he had done but instead opted to perform them in a slapdash, vigilante, action hero fashion.

DERP HURR ah derpaherpa durrhurr DUH!
 
2012-02-09 10:12:03 PM  

What_do_you_want_now: thelordofcheese: Thunderboy: thelordofcheese:
The pig rushed in like a mad dog and almost killed the VICTIM! the pig showed a complete lack of any of the training that a police officer SHOULD have. And now that the truth about him being a dangerous embarrassment is out he wants to strike fear into anyone else that could ever do the same in the future, allowing him to be a wanton, rampaging bully for hire with a bloodlust. He didn't diffuse the situation; he escalated it. He is the one who should be punished.

Are you actually a semi-functional retard, or do you just play one on Fark?

No, I just confuse the functionally retarded Farkers that can't understand facts and reason.
The pigthelordfcheese was bad at his job.
The pigthelordfcheese had his feelings hurt.
The pigthelordfcheese wants to harm the person who hurt his feelings.
The pigthelordfcheese wants to make sure everyone is too scared to try anything like that again.

Funny, still rings true after that little experiment.


You don;t know what my job is.
I can stop at that because your ad hominem attacks already out you as ill qualified to render judgement.
Waste of time. Good bye.
 
2012-02-09 10:19:20 PM  

thelordofcheese: What_do_you_want_now: thelordofcheese: Thunderboy: thelordofcheese:
The pig rushed in like a mad dog and almost killed the VICTIM! the pig showed a complete lack of any of the training that a police officer SHOULD have. And now that the truth about him being a dangerous embarrassment is out he wants to strike fear into anyone else that could ever do the same in the future, allowing him to be a wanton, rampaging bully for hire with a bloodlust. He didn't diffuse the situation; he escalated it. He is the one who should be punished.

Are you actually a semi-functional retard, or do you just play one on Fark?

No, I just confuse the functionally retarded Farkers that can't understand facts and reason.
The pigthelordfcheese was bad at his job.
The pigthelordfcheese had his feelings hurt.
The pigthelordfcheese wants to harm the person who hurt his feelings.
The pigthelordfcheese wants to make sure everyone is too scared to try anything like that again.

Funny, still rings true after that little experiment.

You don;t know what my job is.
I can stop at that because your ad hominem attacks already out you as ill qualified to render judgement.
Waste of time. Good bye.


Wow, hurts when it's turned back around on you? Don't like it when the insults point the other way? I'd have at least expected better from you, maybe a good zinger about me being a boot-licking shill for the gestapo or something along those lines, but you gave up pretty quickly.

You lack motivation, pizzazz, a certain je n'c'est quoi. I mean, if you're really going to be all about killing the police, you need some names, areas where we can stock up on armaments, people we can rely on to stand with us in the last blaze of glory as we tear down the authoritarian rule of the local sheriff.

Come on, man, you've got more game than that.

/thelordofcheese, I am disappoint
 
2012-02-09 10:21:08 PM  
This took time to sort out all the names and who was who, but it was a story worth reading.
 
2012-02-09 10:23:06 PM  

Geotpf: efinkelnburg:
That said, 25 years seems extremely excessive as a proposed punishment. Given the near-tragic circumstances of the entire ordeal, I'd lean towards no incarceration and a healthy dose of probation.

Flame away

That's not a choice. The defendant refused all plea deals. The prosecutor only has attempted murder on the charge list. There might be a chance for the judge to be lenient at sentencing, but that's not likely. The basic choices are 25 years or he walks.

In any case, if the facts are as stated in the article, he's not guilty of the crime he is charged with, attempted murder. Considering the circumstances, it is reasonable to think he thought the tatooed guy who got out of an unmarked Tahoe with tinted windows was not a cop but was actually one of the robbers who was going to kill him.


Um... the charges are u to the DA's office, i.e. the prosecutor. It's the wrong charge, and the DA knows that. But fark it, he's just ruining the life of one of the little people.
 
2012-02-09 10:24:31 PM  

way south: So if the officer shot an innocent man, this would have ended with fark saying "Oops! Well, mistakes happen".


What FARK are you reading? We apparently hate cops round here.

I'm personally torn on the subject. I'm not a fan of cops and I believe abuse of the system is rampant (worse than most people think), but I've also known good people who happened to be cops.
 
2012-02-09 10:38:49 PM  
Catsaregreen

Gotta love all these stupid comments from Internet Tough Guy Farkers who are anti-cop. But I'm sure the second y'all see a black guy, you act like Michael Bolton in "Office Space" -- and pray there's an officer nearby.


No, we don't. But your silly little boot licking is amusing anyway.

The only "wish" I have for cops is that every last one dies in agony and that the video gets posted for us to laugh at..
 
2012-02-09 10:53:09 PM  

OnlyM3: Catsaregreen

Gotta love all these stupid comments from Internet Tough Guy Farkers who are anti-cop. But I'm sure the second y'all see a black guy, you act like Michael Bolton in "Office Space" -- and pray there's an officer nearby.

No, we don't. But your silly little boot licking is amusing anyway.

The only "wish" I have for cops is that every last one dies in agony and that the video gets posted for us to laugh at..


Well folks, looks like we found one of the people who call 911 every time there's a hint of trouble.
 
2012-02-09 11:18:29 PM  

Teen Wolf Blitzer: FuturePastNow: Every single person in that story is a moron.

How is Thomas a moron??


(1) He attacked a target without being certain of the target's identity and (2) kept fighting when bystanders tried to stop him. The dude, in the words of a poster further up the thread, hulked out.

And "moron" doesn't even begin to cover (0) buying rims from gangbangers on Craigslist.
 
2012-02-09 11:25:36 PM  
I know it sounds incredible that he wouldn't believe the guy was a cop, but I think its genuine, and on that basis I wouldn't convict. When I was 16, I was working in a business that had recently had a three employees murdered in a robbery (by another employee!).
Silent alarm was accidentally tripped, and the police came in understandably heavy, and with stealth. I walked from the sales floor in to the warehouse, no idea there were heavily armed cops quietly swarming in. Cop in a uniform jumpsuit, with a hat that said police on it, turned around and leveled a sawed off shotgun at me and barked...well, something, don't recall exactly what.

At that moment, I didn't see his uniform, the badge, the hat. All I saw was that gun. I was completely certain we were being robbed (again), and I was about to get blown in half by that shotgun. If I had had a gun in my hand, I would have shot him, no doubt about it.

Or shot at him anyway, I was just about pissing myself and probably couldn't have hit anything anyway.

Point being, in that kind of situation, fear does funny things to perception. Tunnel vision in the extreme,
 
2012-02-09 11:32:18 PM  

Max Awesome: Uh, yeah, a lot of that was because he had shot a cop and was refusing to back down and stop trying to kill him. The idiot was hulking-out and the bystanders had to practically shoot him in the head to save the policeman's life.


I can see you have never done anything that gives a huge adrenaline rush, its more powerful than any drug out there and does not allow for clear thought process, add that to a guy who is strong and anyone will have a problem then you also have a cop on the scene who is not in full uniform or his cop car and it makes the entire story possible.

MisterRonbo: I know it sounds incredible that he wouldn't believe the guy was a cop, but I think its genuine, and on that basis I wouldn't convict.


If you know the area it is entirely plausible, this is an area where gang members drive crown vics simply to look like cops then stop cars to rob people, the shooters biggest problem is that he decided to follow them to a known shiatty area to drop them off. He should have just told them he will have them delivered the next day free of charge.
 
2012-02-09 11:42:51 PM  

FuturePastNow: (1) He attacked a target without being certain of the target's identity and (2) kept fighting when bystanders tried to stop him. The dude, in the words of a poster further up the thread, hulked out.

And "moron" doesn't even begin to cover (0) buying rims from gangbangers on Craigslist.


So, a week's suspension, some re-retraining and maybe desk duty for a few months. I'm sure he believed he was in danger and merely wanted to make it home that night.
 
2012-02-09 11:49:32 PM  
WOW!

I really hope all you a$$h0LL$ calling him a hero are trolling. If not DIAF.
 
2012-02-10 12:38:22 AM  
Subby - Go to youtube and search: "Police Brutality".

It's seriously depressing.
 
2012-02-10 01:11:01 AM  

Kanabiis: At least the prosecutor is taking the case with an eye on the law and not some vendetta, or lesson to other potential criminals

Oh wait:

"But if he doesn't go to jail, it will look like he can shoot a police officer and get away with it."


Yup. Better make sure we give anyone that shoots a cop life or other people might claim they thought he was a crook. Though the cops credibility is moot imo. Tinted car and tat sleeves while in uniform makes me think fake cop myself.
 
2012-02-10 02:04:52 AM  
Thomas should do 25 years and never be allowed to own another gun. Idiots like him with concealed carry permits are the exact reason people are trying to take guns away from legal gun owners and curtail your 2nd Amendment rights.

For all the reading challenged, Thomas the dumbass with the gun, was not BUYING rims, he sold them and did not carry the cash with him for the delivery because he KNEW he was about to be robbed and instead of calling the police and ask for help, he got his gun ready cause if anyone wanted to rob him he had his mind made up to SHOOT someone, and he did 1st the robber then the police.

So moran Thomas should have never agreed to follow them to their destination. He should have never shot at the police officer in full uniform, who exited a chevy tahoe with tinted windows. GUESS what police in ATL have those as unmarked vehicles, yep they do, and he was IN FULL UNIFORM.

Thomas should shut fark up, do his 25 years, and be glad he didn't kill that cop. He shot the robber 1 time and the cop 3, he should do the time, there is no arguement that is reasonable to justify his actions. He saw a cop in uniform order him to the ground HE COMPLIED, then changed his mind, that is not fear, it is stupidity.

Thomas should be convicted and do 25, and as a felony never own another hand gun legally.
 
2012-02-10 02:07:29 AM  

FuturePastNow: Teen Wolf Blitzer: FuturePastNow: Every single person in that story is a moron.

How is Thomas a moron??

(1) He attacked a target without being certain of the target's identity and (2) kept fighting when bystanders tried to stop him. The dude, in the words of a poster further up the thread, hulked out.

And "moron" doesn't even begin to cover (0) buying rims from gangbangers on Craigslist.


selling rims to them
 
2012-02-10 02:35:11 AM  

TheR0CK: So moran Thomas should have never agreed to follow them to their destination. He should have never shot at the police officer in full uniform, who exited a chevy tahoe with tinted windows. GUESS what police in ATL have those as unmarked vehicles, yep they do, and he was IN FULL UNIFORM.


Two problems with your little diatribe, atlanta police do not use black tinted tan chevy tahoes as unmarked vehicles and he wasnt in uniform, he had taken his covering shirt off and just had on his police T-shirt.

He could have been anyone screaming orders and the cop should have known better than to go all ape shiat on him when he had stopped firing and was asking people for assistance. A lot of the blame lies with the cop as well so quit defending him so much.

Also FYI, they use black SUVs and only for security details are they unmarked, all other SUVs used for patrol by local cops are marked, atlanta is a big hub for quite a few agencies like the FBI and they have more unmarked SUVs.

He should not see one day in jail and the cop needs to be retrained.
 
2012-02-10 03:11:19 AM  

Eatin' Queer Fetuses for Jesus: Why would a cop try to handcuff a suspect while the suspect's gun is still within reach? Why did the cop not instruct the suspect to slide the weapon away from himself and then retrieve the weapon before approaching? Does that only happen in the movies or tv shows?

And when a suspect is lying prone on the ground and following police orders, why do cops still insist on doing the knee-drop into the suspect's neck or back? I can't even stand to watch Cops anymore because almost every cop across the country does it as if it were standard procedure, even when the suspect is cooperating, and it drives me crazy.


The reason this standard procedure is very clear to me; cops are allowed to use the technique and it allows them to inflict pain. It is just an overt example of the depraved individuals that gravitate toward law enforcement.
 
2012-02-10 03:51:47 AM  
Police officers who break into the wrong house without a warrant and blast law abiding home owners: Awarded medals.

Law abiding citizen who makes a mistake in the heat of the moment with a cop with tatoos and coming out of a tahoe: Ruined for life.
 
2012-02-10 03:57:20 AM  
"It is a hard case for that young man, and I hate to see it be that way," Melvin said. "You can't say how scared he was or why he couldn't understand the guy was a police officer. But if he doesn't go to jail, it will look like he can shoot a police officer and get away with it."

BECAUSE NO ONE UNDERSTANDS WHAT EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCES ARE?!?!?!?!? FARK YOU THE SAME PEOPLE WHO CLAIM EVERY MISTAKE IS AN EXTENUATING CIRCUMSTANCE FOR THEM CLAIM THAT IT WOULD BE "GETTING AWAY WITH IT" FOR EVERYONE ELSE ARE COPS AND POLITICIANS. FARK EM LET HIM WALK.

/rant off
 
2012-02-10 04:19:11 AM  
Cops are just blue collar guys in a uniform. With bad haircuts, a badge, and a legally-sanctioned gun.

Union members, too!

It's pretty obvious the majority of cops are corrupted, financially-starved dudes looking for a handout like the rest of us, and it would be nice if they joined the proper side.

/Come on cops, join your true brethren and help us, stop being financial supporters and fundraisers for the crap 1% of society... we'll need you.
 
2012-02-10 06:11:43 AM  

SoAxVampyre: way south: So if the officer shot an innocent man, this would have ended with fark saying "Oops! Well, mistakes happen".

What FARK are you reading? We apparently hate cops round here.

I'm personally torn on the subject. I'm not a fan of cops and I believe abuse of the system is rampant (worse than most people think), but I've also known good people who happened to be cops.


There are also alot of bad people who happen to be cops, and cops who don't perform at the level we expect them to.
Normally I am sympathetic to police officers because its a tough job, and this fight was complicated enough that it would take a flow chart to sort it out, but the situation still stands.
They both made the mistake of attacking the wrong guy but one (who's life was saved by his vest) would have gotten a medal if successful in his attempts to kill the victim while the other (who's life was saved by dysfunctional equipment) would have gotten the death penalty and is looking at two decades for "message sending" reasons.

/As if anyone in da'Hood is paying attention to court trials.
/Write this up as a citizen intervening on citizen incident and it appears quite lopsided.
 
2012-02-10 09:04:50 AM  

BuckTurgidson: Roach's pistol malfunctioned after one shot and ejected the clip

No wonder the cop's pistol misfired, for some damn reason he'd put a clip in a gun that takes a magazine.


That *would* cause a problem...

I've shot many a gun, and I've delt with several malfunctions. I have never had the magazine eject on it's own though. Must be a new feature. I could see how that would be helpful for a double-feed or a failure to extract, where cycling the slide would just jam another round into the chamber and further complicate matters. Where do I get one of these smart guns?
 
2012-02-10 09:11:27 AM  
"It is a hard case for that young man, and I hate to see it be that way," Melvin said. "You can't say how scared he was or why he couldn't understand the guy was a police officer. But if he doesn't go to jail, it will look like he can shoot a police officer and get away with it."

-Hate to stereotype, but I'd bet 20 bucks that the person uttering this nonsense is a Republican.
 
2012-02-10 09:13:21 AM  

orclover: myinternetname: Also an FYI to you firearm novices:

the gun mentioned is a not a .357, it is a .357 SIG. A marketing ploy. It is just a souped up 9mm (which a .357 is 9mm also) that people who want over penetration, less capacity & over priced bullets own.

The .357 SIG has ballistics that mimic the .357 revolver cartridge but they are not the same thing.

Back to /k/ with you, you are not welcome here gun-geek!
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/clips, mags, nuggets! Boogaboogabooga!


Yeah! Get out of this thread! How dare someone be educated on firearms and how to use them properly! This here is a Christian thread, and we view guns like pregnancy. A miracle that is not completely understood. We know that God sends babies to women's tummies, and guns kill people all by themselves. To try and understand any further is like questioning God, and one does NOT question the Almighty.
/Nor do you ask him for his I.D.
/or what he wants with a starship
 
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