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(610 WIOD)   "Officer, you have the wrong house. There is NO armed robber here. My family is cooking dinner. Can we PLEASE go back inside and turn the stove off before a fire starts?"   (wiod.com ) divider line
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2012-05-26 11:21:09 AM  
Ya know, I can understand where police are going to mess up. Bad information, stupid mistakes, miscommunication, a typo in Google Maps for finding the address...

But they never seem to have to pay for those mistakes.

"Sorry we burned down your house. That sucks. Hope your insurance covers it. Just remember, if you ever need us to protect or serve, just give us a call. We're here for you."

There are days when calling the police is like having the fire department show up with flame throwers.
 
2012-05-26 11:48:54 AM  

Damnaged: There are days when c Calling the police is like having the fire department show up with flame throwers.


FTFY.
 
2012-05-26 12:01:42 PM  
A Sheriff's spokeswoman is denying reports that the department has offered to pay for the damages.

That's probably true. When was the last time a cop faced consequences for their mistakes? Hope they had insurance, because otherwise they'll pay completely out of pocket and the department will NEVER pay up. Cops will probably lie like motherfarkers even if they have insurance, try to get them in court for lying, things like that. I would bet the family never sees a cent from the police.
 
2012-05-26 12:17:51 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Damnaged: There are days when c Calling the police is like having the fire department show up with flame throwers.

FTFY.


I stand corrected.
 
2012-05-26 01:12:39 PM  
Deputy dolts shouldn't get away with shiat like this...
 
2012-05-26 01:37:36 PM  

Damnaged: Ya know, I can understand where police are going to mess up. Bad information, stupid mistakes, miscommunication, a typo in Google Maps for finding the address...

But they never seem to have to pay for those mistakes.

"Sorry we burned down your house. That sucks. Hope your insurance covers it. Just remember, if you ever need us to protect or serve, just give us a call. We're here for you."

There are days when calling the police is like having the fire department show up with flame throwers.


well, if these "citizens" have illegal books instead of watching their television walls and reading magazines like they should the firemen have a duty to burn them out.
 
2012-05-26 01:38:00 PM  
Power is as power does.
 
2012-05-26 01:38:57 PM  
Why was a severy-year allowed to stay in the house and some adults forced out? Two apartments? Dumb cops? the kids was actually the armed suspect they were looking for? What a cluster fark.
 
2012-05-26 01:40:09 PM  
A Sheriff's spokeswoman is denying reports that the department has offered to pay for the damages.

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2012-05-26 01:41:23 PM  

Damnaged: calling the police is like having the fire department show up with flame throwers.


Calling the police is like dropping your kids off at daycare in the Vatican.
 
2012-05-26 01:41:29 PM  
Of course they denied reports of offering to pay for damages...they're arseholes through and through.
 
2012-05-26 01:43:08 PM  
Most cops are good except for a few bad apples. This is just an isolated incident that gets air time in the new$. You never hear about heroic cops that risk their lives every day, because that doesn't sell papers.
 
2012-05-26 01:43:18 PM  
When people are less scared of the criminals than they are of law enforcement, it's time to realize there's a problem.
/way past time actually...
 
2012-05-26 01:44:53 PM  

loonatic112358: Damnaged: Ya know, I can understand where police are going to mess up. Bad information, stupid mistakes, miscommunication, a typo in Google Maps for finding the address...

But they never seem to have to pay for those mistakes.

"Sorry we burned down your house. That sucks. Hope your insurance covers it. Just remember, if you ever need us to protect or serve, just give us a call. We're here for you."

There are days when calling the police is like having the fire department show up with flame throwers.

well, if these "citizens" have illegal books instead of watching their television walls and reading magazines like they should the firemen have a duty to burn them out.


You're a funny Guy.
 
2012-05-26 01:46:04 PM  

poughdrew: You never hear about heroic cops that risk their lives every day, because that doesn't sell papers.


Except in small towns, where they love their fluff pieces.
 
2012-05-26 01:46:35 PM  
A Sheriff's spokeswoman is denying reports that the department has offered to pay for the damages.

Not yet, they're not. After a letter from the family's lawyer? Most definitely.
 
2012-05-26 01:48:23 PM  

poughdrew: Most cops are good except for a few bad apples. This is just an isolated incident that gets air time in the new$. You never hear about heroic cops that risk their lives every day, because that doesn't sell papers.


Apparently you've never had actual dealings with the police.

Keep believing the propaganda.
 
2012-05-26 01:49:08 PM  

poughdrew: You never hear about heroic cops that risk their lives every day, because that doesn't sell papers happen.


Given how often you hear of police incompetence and corruption, I think it stands to reason that people are very hungry to hear that their civil servants are actually, you know, doing what they're paid to do.

With this country's hard-on for authority, tales of heroism from the boys in blue would be very popular.
 
2012-05-26 01:51:39 PM  

Damnaged: Ya know, I can understand where police are going to mess up. Bad information, stupid mistakes, miscommunication, a typo in Google Maps for finding the address...

But they never seem to have to pay for those mistakes.


How often do you pay for mistakes at work?
 
2012-05-26 01:52:13 PM  

poughdrew: Most cops are good except for a few bad apples. This is just an isolated incident that gets air time in the new$. You never hear about heroic cops that risk their lives every day, because that doesn't sell papers.


I am friends with a lot of police officers. They are, in fact, assholes and they are proud of it. You should hear some of their stories about being dicks because they can.
 
2012-05-26 01:52:44 PM  

Snatch Bandergrip: poughdrew: You never hear about heroic cops that risk their lives every day, because that doesn't sell papers happen.

Given how often you hear of police incompetence and corruption, I think it stands to reason that people are very hungry to hear that their civil servants are actually, you know, doing what they're paid to do.

With this country's hard-on for authority, tales of heroism from the boys in blue would be very popular.


It happens all the time. The reason you don't hear about it is because it is normal and boring. But, hey, you'll never need the cops, firefighters, or emts to help you at any time in your life, so I'm sure you don't even care
 
2012-05-26 01:52:56 PM  

poughdrew: Most cops are good except for a few bad apples. This is just an isolated incident that gets air time in the new$. You never hear about heroic cops that risk their lives every day, because that doesn't sell papers.


I tend to agree, but Stanley Milgram keeps rolling his eyes at you...
 
2012-05-26 01:53:51 PM  

poughdrew: Most cops are good except for a few bad apples. This is just an isolated incident that gets air time in the new$. You never hear about heroic cops that risk their lives every day, because that doesn't sell papers.


You sound white.

/Makes Wonderbread look like pumpernickel
 
2012-05-26 01:54:32 PM  
Police have a car crash chasing you. Your fault.
Police burn your house down when you are innocent. Your fault.

I wish I didn't have a soul

/or self respect
 
2012-05-26 01:58:46 PM  
The only time when the fire department is worse than police is when you have a elder situation and a "Do Not Resuscitate" order-- because to a fireman, a "Do Not Resuscitate" order is just a piece of paper.
 
2012-05-26 01:59:42 PM  

titwrench: I am friends with a lot of police officers. They are, in fact, assholes and they are proud of it. You should hear some of their stories about being dicks because they can.


Why do hang around a lot of assholes?
 
2012-05-26 01:59:43 PM  
A Sheriff's spokeswoman is denying reports that the department has offered to pay for the damages.

She's correct. After all it's not the department that will pay up, it's the taxpayers.
 
2012-05-26 02:00:56 PM  
Note to self: Do not live in a neighborhood where you need bars on your windows.
 
2012-05-26 02:01:31 PM  
I can't foresee any possibly way that the police aren't going to at least pay for the damages to the house, that may be all they pay but any half decent lawyer would be able to force them to pay for damages.
 
2012-05-26 02:02:45 PM  

poughdrew: Most cops are good except for a few bad apples. This is just an isolated incident that gets air time in the new$. You never hear about heroic cops that risk their lives every day, because that doesn't sell papers.


I bet those same idiot deputies will get citations for bravery for saving the lives of the three people trapped in the building by the fire the deputies caused. "Deputies grabbed a sledge hammer and a skateboard and broke off the metal bars on the windows, then broke the windows to get inside."
 
2012-05-26 02:05:39 PM  
When the Fraternal Order of Police call asking for a bribe to place a sticker on your window, make sure you say yes.
 
2012-05-26 02:05:53 PM  
So what was the skateboard for?
 
2012-05-26 02:06:09 PM  
If it wasn't the law, arrested suspects complaining of chest pains would not be taken to the ER. Imagine how many legit heart attacks were prevented.
 
2012-05-26 02:06:48 PM  
Typical cops.

I'd rather take my chances with the criminals, they're more pleasant and less likely to kill you.
 
2012-05-26 02:10:15 PM  

poughdrew: Most cops are good except for a few bad apples. This is just an isolated incident that gets air time in the new$. You never hear about heroic cops that risk their lives every day, because that doesn't sell papers.


memecreator.net
 
2012-05-26 02:10:22 PM  

pjc51: So what was the skateboard for?


Probably stole it from some evil kid skateboarding in a parking lot.
 
2012-05-26 02:11:50 PM  
If they have homeowner's in surance, file a claim through that and then let the insurance company subrogate the living shiat out of the cops.
 
2012-05-26 02:12:15 PM  
The Law isn't just an ass. It needs to be shot in the head by General Patton.
 
2012-05-26 02:13:39 PM  

ArrogantGod: poughdrew: Most cops are good except for a few bad apples. This is just an isolated incident that gets air time in the new$. You never hear about heroic cops that risk their lives every day, because that doesn't sell papers.

Apparently you've never had actual dealings with the police.

Keep believing the propaganda.


s3.amazonaws.com
 
2012-05-26 02:16:23 PM  

bhcompy: Snatch Bandergrip: poughdrew: You never hear about heroic cops that risk their lives every day, because that doesn't sell papers happen.

Given how often you hear of police incompetence and corruption, I think it stands to reason that people are very hungry to hear that their civil servants are actually, you know, doing what they're paid to do.

With this country's hard-on for authority, tales of heroism from the boys in blue would be very popular.

It happens all the time. The reason you don't hear about it is because it is normal and boring. But, hey, you'll never need the cops, firefighters, or emts to help you at any time in your life, so I'm sure you don't even care


I like that you roll cops, firefighters and emts all into the same category, as if cops and emts were even remotely close. Emts are tasked with stabilizing critically injured people and transporting them to safety as quickly as possible. When's the last you ever heard of an emt shooting an unarmed man or tazing a 10 year old kid. Is this some kind of troll?
 
2012-05-26 02:20:13 PM  

Mr. Carpenter: bhcompy: Snatch Bandergrip: poughdrew: You never hear about heroic cops that risk their lives every day, because that doesn't sell papers happen.

Given how often you hear of police incompetence and corruption, I think it stands to reason that people are very hungry to hear that their civil servants are actually, you know, doing what they're paid to do.

With this country's hard-on for authority, tales of heroism from the boys in blue would be very popular.

It happens all the time. The reason you don't hear about it is because it is normal and boring. But, hey, you'll never need the cops, firefighters, or emts to help you at any time in your life, so I'm sure you don't even care

I like that you roll cops, firefighters and emts all into the same category, as if cops and emts were even remotely close. Emts are tasked with stabilizing critically injured people and transporting them to safety as quickly as possible. When's the last you ever heard of an emt shooting an unarmed man or tazing a 10 year old kid. Is this some kind of troll?


They are in the same category. It's called "Public Safety". There are even municipalities where people rotate through all of those positions, like Sunnyvale
 
2012-05-26 02:21:00 PM  

wedun: The only time when the fire department is worse than police is when you have a elder situation and a "Do Not Resuscitate" order-- because to a fireman, a "Do Not Resuscitate" order is just a piece of paper.


I discovered hospitals don't really follow DNR's either. If there is a teachable moment, the DNR will be used to help clear an airway. Funny, but that only made it harder for my sister to die 4 days later when I had to remove her from life support.
 
2012-05-26 02:24:46 PM  

poughdrew: You never hear about heroic cops that risk their lives every day, because that doesn't sell papers.


Bullshiat. Every major police department has a PR department with connections in the local media. Those stories are printed any time the cops want them, and then they get reprinted when they have the inevitable awards ceremony.
 
2012-05-26 02:25:54 PM  

poughdrew: Most cops are good except for a few bad apples. This is just an isolated incident that gets air time in the new$. You never hear about heroic cops that risk their lives every day, because that doesn't sell papers.


just a few bad apples?
could we go with just a few good cops?

and I have yet to ever see this good cop outside of TV and movies.
 
2012-05-26 02:26:03 PM  

missiv: wedun: The only time when the fire department is worse than police is when you have a elder situation and a "Do Not Resuscitate" order-- because to a fireman, a "Do Not Resuscitate" order is just a piece of paper.

I discovered hospitals don't really follow DNR's either. If there is a teachable moment, the DNR will be used to help clear an airway. Funny, but that only made it harder for my sister to die 4 days later when I had to remove her from life support.


When I had a colonoscopy they asked if I had a medical directive and I told them no. They then said it didn't matter because they don't follow them.

Then I asked exactly what they planned to do during the procedure that this was an issue.
 
2012-05-26 02:27:06 PM  

bhcompy: Mr. Carpenter: bhcompy: Snatch Bandergrip: poughdrew: You never hear about heroic cops that risk their lives every day, because that doesn't sell papers happen.

Given how often you hear of police incompetence and corruption, I think it stands to reason that people are very hungry to hear that their civil servants are actually, you know, doing what they're paid to do.

With this country's hard-on for authority, tales of heroism from the boys in blue would be very popular.

It happens all the time. The reason you don't hear about it is because it is normal and boring. But, hey, you'll never need the cops, firefighters, or emts to help you at any time in your life, so I'm sure you don't even care

I like that you roll cops, firefighters and emts all into the same category, as if cops and emts were even remotely close. Emts are tasked with stabilizing critically injured people and transporting them to safety as quickly as possible. When's the last you ever heard of an emt shooting an unarmed man or tazing a 10 year old kid. Is this some kind of troll?

They are in the same category. It's called "Public Safety". There are even municipalities where people rotate through all of those positions, like Sunnyvale


AHAHAHAHA, hold on, AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA, omg, that was good. Ok, you're either incredibly dense, or a terrible, terrible troll. Do you know how many people police kill every year? How many lives they save? Now compare those statistics to EMTs and firefighters. Did you do that? The police have no legal obligation to help you, they are under absolutely no legal obligation to help you whatsoever, this is according to the SCOTUS. A nurse, an EMT, a doctor, they DO have a legal obligation to render aid under, soooooo, you're wrong.

Firefighters and EMTs exist to save lives, that is their entire purpose. The police exist to enforce our laws, those are completely different jobs. EMTs are healthcare workers, not law enforcement.
 
2012-05-26 02:27:37 PM  

Kurmudgeon: When people are less scared of the criminals than they are of law enforcement, it's time to realize there's a problem.
/way past time actually...


WAY WAY WAY past that point.
really is time to fire all the cops and start over from scratch.

NO, you cant use the "we were afraid for our lives so we shot and killed everyone" excuse
 
2012-05-26 02:27:40 PM  

bhcompy: Snatch Bandergrip: poughdrew: You never hear about heroic cops that risk their lives every day, because that doesn't sell papers happen.

Given how often you hear of police incompetence and corruption, I think it stands to reason that people are very hungry to hear that their civil servants are actually, you know, doing what they're paid to do.

With this country's hard-on for authority, tales of heroism from the boys in blue would be very popular.

It happens all the time. The reason you don't hear about it is because it is normal and boring. But, hey, you'll never need the cops, firefighters, or emts to help you at any time in your life, so I'm sure you don't even care


Firefighters and EMTs are generally very helpful people. When I've needed help from a cop, I've never gotten any.

When a man tried to abduct me off the street when I was a teenager, they didn't care.

When I was robbed, they didn't care, and would not even investigate.

When I had my car vandalized, they wouldn't take a report.

When my meth-head neighbors were trying to smash down my door in the middle of the night, they wouldn't come.

But when I was working my butt off, going through college and trying to make something of my life to escape the white-trash county I grew up in, they were quite happy to confuse my house with the meth-head neighbor's and break down my door and throw me across the room. Now I have an injury that I will have to live with the rest of my life, and which destroyed my plans to go into my chosen career.

/Yes I sued them.
//No, I didn't get enough money to compensate for what they did
///I've met a few nice cops, but they are the exception, not the rule
 
2012-05-26 02:29:36 PM  

SharkTrager: When I had a colonoscopy they asked if I had a medical directive and I told them no. They then said it didn't matter because they don't follow them.

Then I asked exactly what they planned to do during the procedure that this was an issue.


general anesthetic, embolism, who knows what else ...
 
2012-05-26 02:32:58 PM  
A Sheriff's spokeswoman is denying reports that the department has offered to pay for the damages.

This implies that someone somewhere is stupid enough to believe that a police department would pay for any damages they've caused.

That's like thinking they're gonna un-shoot your dog.
 
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