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(Reno Gazette-Journal)   When reporting on a forest fire, DO NOT wear protective gear, helmet, or goggles. That's "impersonating a firefighter" and you will be dealt with in a police-like manner   (rgj.com) divider line 95
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2012-06-19 08:58:48 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

Only YOU can prevent a tasering.


/hot, like Bambie's mom's sizzling flesh
 
2012-06-19 08:59:18 PM
Um...

"Dunn said the deputies accused him of trying to impersonate a firefighter because he was wearing yellow, protective fire gear, a helmet, and goggles. Annual media training recommends wearing these clothes while covering wildfires."
 
2012-06-19 09:00:26 PM

fredklein: Um...

"Dunn said the deputies accused him of trying to impersonate a firefighter because he was wearing yellow, protective fire gear, a helmet, and goggles. Annual media training recommends wearing these clothes while covering wildfires."


No excuse, citizen. OBEY!
 
2012-06-19 09:01:32 PM
Well, this is going to ruin Halloween.
 
2012-06-19 09:01:56 PM
Ground floor on some good old fashioned Fark cop hate.
 
2012-06-19 09:02:32 PM
Anyone can buy turnout gear.

If there's a fire around, using it is a good idea.

I think there's more to this story.
 
2012-06-19 09:04:59 PM

duffblue: Ground floor on some good old fashioned Fark cop hate.


Yay! Fark the pigs. Cancer causing AIDS is too good for the 99% of them giving the rest a bad name.
 
2012-06-19 09:05:35 PM
Holy crap, I carry Nomex gear, a helmet, and goggles in my truck. I hope I don't encounter any of these guys....

/Not a fire-fighter, but work in the woods.
 
2012-06-19 09:06:53 PM
Was he giving orders? Fighting the fires? Was he inside the fire itself?
 
2012-06-19 09:06:55 PM
So, in the same vein, we should arrest those who wear a blue uniform and a badge and charge them with impersonating someone who swore to protect and serve the public.
 
2012-06-19 09:07:44 PM
He was told to leave and he didn't.

Okay, taking him down was a bit much, but y'know - people are rubber-neckers and every idiot with a camera thinks he's Margaret Bourke-farking-White these days.

Dude, it's a farking wildfire. How damn many pictures do you need?
 
2012-06-19 09:10:21 PM

buster_v: He was told to leave and he didn't.

Okay, taking him down was a bit much, but y'know - people are rubber-neckers and every idiot with a camera thinks he's Margaret Bourke-farking-White these days.

Dude, it's a farking wildfire. How damn many pictures do you need?


Just like those officers on that bridge in LA. It was a damn hurricane. They were probably looters anyway.
 
2012-06-19 09:15:02 PM
Maybe all that heat made them think they have more than room temperature IQs. Pathetic schoolyard bullies.
 
2012-06-19 09:15:41 PM

buster_v: He was told to leave and he didn't.

Okay, taking him down was a bit much, but y'know - people are rubber-neckers and every idiot with a camera thinks he's Margaret Bourke-farking-White these days.

Dude, it's a farking wildfire. How damn many pictures do you need?


So, that means knocking a 60 year old credentialed journalist to the ground and grinding him face in the gravel is an acceptable form of behavior in your book? How long since you retired from the Stasi, comrade?

/see did not Godwin!
 
2012-06-19 09:16:27 PM

Ennuipoet: hims


goddammit so much, hate when I do that!
 
2012-06-19 09:16:37 PM
About 5:42 p.m. Monday, Washoe County Sheriff's Office deputies cited Tim Dunn for obstruction and resisting doin' somethin' we don't like.

FTP.

/NWA
 
2012-06-19 09:16:53 PM

buster_v: He was told to leave and he didn't.

Okay, taking him down was a bit much, but y'know - people are rubber-neckers and every idiot with a camera thinks he's Margaret Bourke-farking-White these days.

Dude, it's a farking wildfire. How damn many pictures do you need?


Bullshiat. farking cops these days overstep their powers on a regular basis just to be dicks.
 
2012-06-19 09:18:21 PM
At the wildfires in NC, the firefighters insisted you wear a nomex suit and hardhat if you wanted to tape/film on the other side of the fire line. One gave me a hardhat because I didn't have one.

//dnrtfa
 
2012-06-19 09:19:23 PM
Uh, guys? There's a link at the bottom of the story to pics of a University of Nevada Undie Run. Why are we talking about protective gear?
 
2012-06-19 09:22:01 PM

dobro: buster_v: He was told to leave and he didn't.

Okay, taking him down was a bit much, but y'know - people are rubber-neckers and every idiot with a camera thinks he's Margaret Bourke-farking-White these days.

Dude, it's a farking wildfire. How damn many pictures do you need?


Dude, he's a photographer taking action shots as his primary (and probably only) source of income.
 
2012-06-19 09:23:11 PM

Archimedes' Principal: Uh, guys? There's a link at the bottom of the story to pics of a University of Nevada Undie Run. Why are we talking about protective gear?


How many were assaulted by police for not wearing enough clothing?
 
2012-06-19 09:23:20 PM

Archimedes' Principal: Uh, guys? There's a link at the bottom of the story to pics of a University of Nevada Undie Run. Why are we talking about protective gear?


That's exactly why we're talking about protective gear.

/of a different kind
 
2012-06-19 09:23:54 PM
I hope the guy wins a ton of cash from the idiot police department that would hire thugs like that.
 
2012-06-19 09:25:07 PM

Gunderson: So, in the same vein, we should arrest those who wear a blue uniform and a badge and charge them with impersonating someone who swore to protect and serve the public.


I like where your head is at, but since they are generally wearing "tactical gear" and are armed, they should constitute an emanate threat to life or limb and "subdued" accordingly.

/ITS COMING RIGHT AT US!
 
2012-06-19 09:30:16 PM
Sounds like a clear-cut case of assault and battery at the very least.
 
2012-06-19 09:30:31 PM
How dare he open his mouth and question the orders of his superiors.

Having his face ground in the gravel was too good for him.

farking Cops.
 
2012-06-19 09:30:43 PM
"Sheriff's office spokesman Deputy Armando Avina said the deputies used their discretion and did not arrest Dunn. He said because reports in the case have not been completed, he could not comment on the incident."

If they didn't arrest him for anything, wouldn't that make it assault?
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-06-19 09:32:27 PM
Like the guy in North Carolina who submitted a request for a new traffic signal and was charged with impersonating an engineer because the request said why a traffic signal was justified. He got off on a technicality -- the "engineering" part of the request was unsigned and he refused to confess to writing it.
 
2012-06-19 09:35:14 PM

buster_v: Dude, it's a farking wildfire. How damn many pictures do you need?


As many as you farking need to get something incredible.

Photojournalism is all about being in the right place at the right time. Often "the right place" is someplace the authorities would rather you weren't, and "the right time" is when dangerous shiat is going down.



Do you think the photographer who got that just showed up, snapped a few shots, and called it a day?
 
2012-06-19 09:36:09 PM
You can always tell an engineer- you just can't tell them much.
 
2012-06-19 09:40:03 PM
I hope they caught on fire.
 
2012-06-19 09:40:09 PM
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^ this.

Shots like that come around once in a lifetime. And you don't get them by sitting on the sidelines or by going home when shiat is still happening.
 
2012-06-19 09:41:40 PM

clyph: html fail


^ this.

Shots like that come around once in a lifetime. And you don't get them by sitting on the sidelines or by going home when shiat is still happening.


That must be photoshopped. I don't see the police beating down the wildlife.
 
2012-06-19 09:44:31 PM
"Police-like" manner? So . . . raped with a toilet plunger?
 
2012-06-19 09:48:24 PM

libranoelrose: clyph: html fail


^ this.

Shots like that come around once in a lifetime. And you don't get them by sitting on the sidelines or by going home when shiat is still happening.

That must be photoshopped. I don't see the police beating down the wildlife.


Hah! Good job
 
2012-06-19 09:50:11 PM

Ennuipoet: buster_v: He was told to leave and he didn't.

Okay, taking him down was a bit much, but y'know - people are rubber-neckers and every idiot with a camera thinks he's Margaret Bourke-farking-White these days.

Dude, it's a farking wildfire. How damn many pictures do you need?

So, that means knocking a 60 year old credentialed journalist to the ground and grinding him face in the gravel is an acceptable form of behavior in your book? How long since you retired from the Stasi, comrade?

/see did not Godwin!


bingo. anything less than complete and immediate compliance will not be tolerated. 60 yr old journalist is lucky they didn't shoot a few holes through him and smash his photography equipment for good measure. lazy cops.
 
2012-06-19 09:52:12 PM
The arresting officers:

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2012-06-19 09:52:45 PM

fredklein: Um...

"Dunn said the deputies accused him of trying to impersonate a firefighter because he was wearing yellow, protective fire gear, a helmet, and goggles. Annual media training recommends wearing these clothes while covering wildfires."


While no-one has to identify themselves as a journalist, perhaps taping "Press" in big black letters to the back of the protective gear would be advisable. Like journalists do with their flak jackets and vehicles in war zones. The police should apologize, though.
 
2012-06-19 09:54:24 PM

buster_v: He was told to leave and he didn't.

Okay, taking him down was a bit much, but y'know - people are rubber-neckers and every idiot with a camera thinks he's Margaret Bourke-farking-White these days.

Dude, it's a farking wildfire. How damn many pictures do you need?




Was he in their way? Too often people are told to leave just becasue the police.govt don't want them around.
But never mind, citizen.
 
2012-06-19 09:54:37 PM
When reporting on a forest fire, DO NOT wear protective gear, helmet, or goggles. That's "impersonating a firefighter" and leave when the authorities tell you to or you will be dealt with in a police-like manner.

FTFY subby.
 
2012-06-19 09:55:05 PM
Schleifen ihn von Angesicht
www.uwec.edu
 
2012-06-19 09:56:17 PM
Police versus an agent of the liberal media- let them fight to their last man and we will all be better off.

:Sic sempervirens tyrannis
 
2012-06-19 09:56:46 PM
From the firefighter side, what about the colossal stupidity behind the statement about how photographers can't be ordered around an emergency scene, only advised?

Really?

I'm sure the newspaper's bottom feeding lawyer would be the first at the money trough if said photographer was injured as a result of getting too close to the fire. Hey, I'm all about letting Darwin separate the sheep, but at what point can we tell the press to get the fark out of the way then?

Let him burn, or get run over by a fire truck, and use him as a cautionary tale. But if you let every jackass with a fancy camera within the operations area of a wildfire, it's going to look likes squadron of Japanese tourist busses unloaded on the mountain.
 
2012-06-19 10:01:25 PM
I didn't realize until now that Reno 911 is a documentary.
 
2012-06-19 10:03:26 PM

Ennuipoet: Ennuipoet: hims

goddammit so much, hate when I do that!


You and yer farkin' typos. You just made my ignore list
Congratulations!

/hims FFS
 
2012-06-19 10:04:59 PM
I'd have gotten all outragey but there was a link below the article to something called the university of Nevada undie run and I got distracted.
 
Ral
2012-06-19 10:05:31 PM

clyph: html fail

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^ this.

Shots like that come around once in a lifetime. And you don't get them by sitting on the sidelines or by going home when shiat is still happening.


FYI, that photograph was taken by a firefighter. Full story here: Link
 
2012-06-19 10:09:06 PM

buster_v: He was told to leave and he didn't.

Okay, taking him down was a bit much, but y'know - people are rubber-neckers and every idiot with a camera thinks he's Margaret Bourke-farking-White these days.

Dude, it's a farking wildfire. How damn many pictures do you need?


So if he takes responsibility for his own protection, doesn't ask for special accommodations, and exercises his constitutional rights... he's still wrong?

The 1% is going to love you, Patriot.
 
2012-06-19 10:12:20 PM
dude thought he was out at Burning Man lol.
 
2012-06-19 10:14:38 PM
To be fair, in an emergency situation when the police tell you to move, you need to move.

But yeah, that's what I'd generally call a disproportionate response. If he resisted the emergency personnel's directions long enough to merit a taser, then they should have filed charges. Arrest should, generally speaking, be a lower threshold than physical force.
 
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