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(South Florida News-Press)   Bad: Getting DUI. Worse: In a parking lot. Fark: You're a deputy. Totalfark: In a marked police car. UltraFark: While ++++NO CARRIER ++++   (news-press.com) divider line 57
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2012-07-19 08:26:59 AM  
Holy shiat! They fired him!

Of course, anyone else would be in jail, but hey, let's take one step at a time.
 
NFA
2012-07-19 08:39:53 AM  
Again lets just assume he wasn't responsible for upholding the law and therefore should be expected to be an example of exemplery ethical conduct. As a normal citizen not held to such high standards, If you did the same thing, who you expect the same penalty? Would you expect to lose your job with no criminal penalty?

The police officer double standard strikes again.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-07-19 08:43:57 AM  
A Lee County sheriff's deputy charged in May with DUI has been fired following an internal affairs investigation that found he displayed conduct unbecoming of an officer.

They don't get charged with DUI around here. If you're lucky there's an incident report or witnesses. The recently-retired Massachusetts state police colonel fired a probationary officer after a probable DUI -- wrong way driving and he had been drinking that day. He didn't get a ticket but there was a paper trail. She suspended another drunk driving officer without pay but he'll probably be reinstated. The local cops who responded to a drunk driver leaving a domestic dispute wrote it down from DUI to failure to stop. The judge agreed to dismiss the charges entirely.
 
2012-07-19 08:44:41 AM  

NFA: Would you expect to lose your job with no criminal penalty?


I'd expect to lose my job and get a criminal penalty. That's the joy of working in a place that requires a security clearance.
 
2012-07-19 10:56:11 AM  

BurnShrike: Holy shiat! They fired him!

Of course, anyone else would be in jail, but hey, let's take one step at a time.


Done in one.
 
2012-07-19 10:58:31 AM  
I must have missed the part where it said there weren't going to be, or aren't presently, charges filed.
 
2012-07-19 10:59:57 AM  
Okay. Gonna say it. What is the Carrier Lost joke? It's used a lot on Fark but I've never had it happen to me. It's this a common experience?
 
2012-07-19 11:01:14 AM  
Milosevic? Any relation to Slobodan?

If so, don't let him into a position of power.
 
2012-07-19 11:02:53 AM  

thecpt: Okay. Gonna say it. What is the Carrier Lost joke? It's used a lot on Fark but I've never had it happen to me. It's this a common experience?


I think it has something to do with all the seamen that post on this site.
 
2012-07-19 11:03:01 AM  

thecpt: Okay. Gonna say it. What is the Carrier Lost joke? It's used a lot on Fark but I've never had it happen to me. It's this a common experience?


If you are of a certain age and used a thing called a MODEM to access the internet, then you will get the joke. Bonus points for using pine and/or gopher.
 
2012-07-19 11:03:52 AM  

Silly Jesus: I must have missed the part where it said there weren't going to be, or aren't presently, charges filed.


Well apparently Burnshrike and a few others think the Internal Affairs and HR Departments of the police can not only terminate your ass but all send you to jail.

/the guy likely won't do jail time if he's a first offender
//he'll plead out into a treatment program, pay a shiat load of fines, and such
 
2012-07-19 11:05:11 AM  
Not mentioned: killing Kosovars.
 
2012-07-19 11:05:24 AM  
I was on the Navajo res and saw cop totally passed out laying on the hood of his police car.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-07-19 11:06:25 AM  
What is the Carrier Lost joke?

One of Fark's favorite videos is "The Final Countdown," which is also the title of a good movie in which a carrier is lost.
 
vpb [TotalFark]
2012-07-19 11:08:31 AM  

NFA: Again lets just assume he wasn't responsible for upholding the law and therefore should be expected to be an example of exemplery ethical conduct. As a normal citizen not held to such high standards, If you did the same thing, who you expect the same penalty? Would you expect to lose your job with no criminal penalty?

The police officer double standard strikes again.


I wouldn't expect to lose my job, no. Generally the only people I know of who get fired for DUIs are cops. Maybe a commercial driver would if he were on duty.

It doesn't say in the article that he wasn't or won't be charged with anything. Obviously they didn't know he was even guilty of anything until the test results came back (other than being a bad driver).
 
2012-07-19 11:09:39 AM  
While? While what? DAMN IT SUBBY, WHAT DID YOU SEE?
 
2012-07-19 11:11:57 AM  

thecpt: Okay. Gonna say it. What is the Carrier Lost joke? It's used a lot on Fark but I've never had it happen to me. It's this a common experience?


Back in the day we used pigeons to send information between each other carrier pigeons to be specific. Occasionally, a bird would, for whatever reason, not arrive at the destination with the data. If an expected pigeon had not arrived by six and a half hours after the expected time, a bird was sent with the ++++CARRIER LOST++++ message so the sender knew to resend the message.
 
2012-07-19 11:12:26 AM  

vpb: NFA: Again lets just assume he wasn't responsible for upholding the law and therefore should be expected to be an example of exemplery ethical conduct. As a normal citizen not held to such high standards, If you did the same thing, who you expect the same penalty? Would you expect to lose your job with no criminal penalty?

The police officer double standard strikes again.

I wouldn't expect to lose my job, no. Generally the only people I know of who get fired for DUIs are cops. Maybe a commercial driver would if he were on duty.

It doesn't say in the article that he wasn't or won't be charged with anything. Obviously they didn't know he was even guilty of anything until the test results came back (other than being a bad driver).


Any commercial driver can be fired for a DUI. Having a driver on your company insurance policy with a DUI is a good way to get your insurance canceled or tripled.
 
2012-07-19 11:13:19 AM  

Snort: thecpt: Okay. Gonna say it. What is the Carrier Lost joke? It's used a lot on Fark but I've never had it happen to me. It's this a common experience?

If you are of a certain age and used a thing called a MODEM to access the internet, then you will get the joke. Bonus points for using pine and/or gopher.


Of course, if you actually experienced this, then you'd know that the message was NO CARRIER, and there were no pluses, asterisks, or other accompaniment. If the hangup was caused by line noise or somebody picking up the phone, you might get a few characters of gibberish before the NO CARRIER. The whole "****WTFBBQ+++CARRIER LOST+++WTFBBQ****" thing is the result of people imitating a memory they don't really share.

+++ATH0, on the other hand, that needs the pluses.
 
2012-07-19 11:14:36 AM  

Snort: thecpt: Okay. Gonna say it. What is the Carrier Lost joke? It's used a lot on Fark but I've never had it happen to me. It's this a common experience?

If you are of a certain age and used a thing called a MODEM to access the internet, then you will get the joke. Bonus points for using pine and/or gopher.


Yeah I was like 8 the last time I used a modem. I still want to make it a cross-reference with Star Craft in a headline though.
 
2012-07-19 11:16:29 AM  

incendi: NFA: Would you expect to lose your job with no criminal penalty?

I'd expect to lose my job and get a criminal penalty. That's the joy of working in a place that requires a security clearance.


Hardly. Getting a DUI has no impact on most security clearances.

/now lying about it would
//and posting on fark
 
2012-07-19 11:18:49 AM  
On the Carrier Lost thing: (as I've seen it used here, anyway) there's also an element of being disconnected by The Powers That Be because you've said/seen too much.
 
ows
2012-07-19 11:19:47 AM  
well, he got a nice 2 month paid vacation before gettting fired.
 
2012-07-19 11:20:26 AM  
"Deputy Patrick Milosevic"

Well, there's your problem; you hired the cousin of a war criminal.
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-07-19 11:30:43 AM  
Any commercial driver can be fired for a DUI.

More generally, if you're going to be driving a company vehicle the company may check your driving record. I knew a woman who couldn't get an ordinary job because the company didn't want somebody with ~6 at fault accidents driving a company car.
 
2012-07-19 11:32:22 AM  
From the moment of the incident, the suspected police officer's pay should be put into a seperate account, released by the courts upon completion of the judicial process and appeals. All repairs to the vehicles involved shouldf be paid for by the offender. Government employees should be treated in the same fashion as members of the public are in similar situations.
 
2012-07-19 11:34:10 AM  

Lochsteppe: On the Carrier Lost thing: (as I've seen it used here, anyway) there's also an element of being disconnected by The Powers That Be because you've said/seen too much.


Stupid urban legends. Snopes has already debunked that one. There is no UltraFark.
 
2012-07-19 11:35:34 AM  

6655321: From the moment of the incident, the suspected police officer's pay should be put into a seperate account, released by the courts upon completion of the judicial process and appeals. All repairs to the vehicles involved shouldf be paid for by the offender. Government employees should be treated in the same fashion as members of the public are in similar situations.


"Members of the public" have their pay put into separate accounts while their employer waits on an investigation to conclude?
 
2012-07-19 11:36:10 AM  

Lochsteppe: On the Carrier Lost thing: (as I've seen it used here, anyway) there's also an element of being disconnected by The Powers That Be because you've said/seen too much.


That's most of the joke, referring of course to divulging the existence of UltraFark. The joke about the existence of UltraFark is also why all the TotalFark email addresses have an UltraFark domain.

/I once saw the UltraFark
//turns out it was a streetlight...
 
2012-07-19 11:37:26 AM  
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2012-07-19 11:34:10 AM


Lochsteppe: On the Carrier Lost thing: (as I've seen it used here, anyway) there's also an element of being disconnected by The Powers That Be because you've said/seen too much.

Stupid urban legends. Snopes has already debunked that one. There is no UltraFark.




Yeah, wake up! There's no Santa Claus, there's no Easter Bunny, and there's no farkin' Queen of England!
 
2012-07-19 11:39:21 AM  
 
2012-07-19 11:47:41 AM  
Police should be held to a higher standard than average people. Any misdemeanor should be punished as a felony, and any felony should result in life without parole, preferably imprisoned with people you locked up.
 
2012-07-19 11:51:20 AM  

gingerjet: Hardly. Getting a DUI has no impact on most security clearances.


...if it's alcohol. Drug abuse is frowned on by those types.
 
2012-07-19 11:51:37 AM  
My sister lives in Whitley county Kentucky where this sort of thing is common. I wonder how long before he will end up there.
 
2012-07-19 11:53:33 AM  

6655321: From the moment of the incident, the suspected police officer's pay should be put into a seperate account, released by the courts upon completion of the judicial process and appeals. All repairs to the vehicles involved shouldf be paid for by the offender. Government employees should be treated in the same fashion as members of the public are in similar situations.


Sooooo.... if Joe Schmoe gets drunk and crashes his car, Home Depot will put him on suspension, and place his paychecks into escrow until adjudication?

Good to know.
 
2012-07-19 11:54:02 AM  
Fark your high speed 300 baud modems. PSK31 is where it's at.
 
2012-07-19 11:58:05 AM  

offacue: thecpt: Okay. Gonna say it. What is the Carrier Lost joke? It's used a lot on Fark but I've never had it happen to me. It's this a common experience?

Back in the day we used pigeons to send information between each other carrier pigeons to be specific. Occasionally, a bird would, for whatever reason, not arrive at the destination with the data. If an expected pigeon had not arrived by six and a half hours after the expected time, a bird was sent with the ++++CARRIER LOST++++ message so the sender knew to resend the message.


Early adopters of IPoAC?
 
2012-07-19 12:03:34 PM  

incendi: NFA: Would you expect to lose your job with no criminal penalty?

I'd expect to lose my job and get a criminal penalty. That's the joy of working in a place that requires a security clearance.


You wouldn't lose clearance if you report it soon after. It may be on probation and special clearances may be suspended, but general clearance won't be lost. Know people with multiple duis who have clearance still. Talk to and clearance lawyer, the DoD cares more about not hiding it than the actual charge.
 
2012-07-19 12:04:05 PM  

vodka: Fark your high speed 300 baud modems. PSK31 is where it's at.


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2012-07-19 12:12:49 PM  
In before his fellow felons get him his job back.
 
2012-07-19 12:24:45 PM  

MyRandomName: You wouldn't lose clearance if you report it soon after. It may be on probation and special clearances may be suspended, but general clearance won't be lost. Know people with multiple duis who have clearance still. Talk to and clearance lawyer, the DoD cares more about not hiding it than the actual charge.


A DUI from abusing prescription drugs that you are not prescribed is a bit of a different beast than the usual drunk driving incident.

From the adjudication guidelines:
"Recent drug involvement, especially following the granting of a security clearance, or an expressed intent not to discontinue use, will almost invariably result in an unfavorable determination."
 
2012-07-19 12:35:53 PM  

Mr. Potatoass: Local drunk-ass vice cop...

[snip]


imgs.xkcd.com
 
2012-07-19 12:47:04 PM  
A Lee County sheriff's deputy charged in May with DUI has been fired following an internal affairs investigation that found he displayed conduct unbecoming of an officer.

When did police go to the whole UCMJ thing? Do their officer commissions come from the President too?
 
2012-07-19 01:31:25 PM  

thecpt: Okay. Gonna say it. What is the Carrier Lost joke? It's used a lot on Fark but I've never had it happen to me. It's this a common experience?


I was under the belief that +++CARRIER LOST+++ was a WH40K joke, as the battle reports in their handbooks usually have an Imperial officer getting fragged and the signal cutting out with +++CARRIER LOST+++ after they report some horrible turn of events. Some people said modem use, I'm a bit too young to remember modems other than the iconic beep garbage disposal sounds but in Linux a borked ethernet port often returns just NO CARRIER like the modem text response someone else posted.
 
2012-07-19 02:23:11 PM  
For the record, was on the news today that they will not prosecute. Seems double standards for law enforcement is understood, if not fair.

Deputy not Prosecuted
 
2012-07-19 02:31:51 PM  

thefuzz1096: Sooooo.... if Joe Schmoe gets drunk and crashes his car, Home Depot will put him on suspension, and place his paychecks into escrow until adjudication?


No, he will be fired immediately when he misses his shift because he's in lockup waiting to be arraigned so he can post bail, and certainly fired when he serves his sentence.

I am required to report any drug or alcohol-related arrest to my employer, and would be terminated as soon as I reported one.

The officer faces administrative charges instead of criminal charges, so the worst possible punishment is losing a few weeks of overtime while he's suspended.
 
2012-07-19 02:50:19 PM  

fnordfocus: thefuzz1096: Sooooo.... if Joe Schmoe gets drunk and crashes his car, Home Depot will put him on suspension, and place his paychecks into escrow until adjudication?

No, he will be fired immediately when he misses his shift because he's in lockup waiting to be arraigned so he can post bail, and certainly fired when he serves his sentence.

I am required to report any drug or alcohol-related arrest to my employer, and would be terminated as soon as I reported one.

The officer faces administrative charges instead of criminal charges, so the worst possible punishment is losing a few weeks of overtime while he's suspended.


You must live in/imagine an area that's much tougher on crime than most. Usually, in my jurisdiction, a first time DUI is released upon signature of citation (unless there's some aggravating circumstances) and doesn't receive a bail. The typical sentence is suspended, with fines and community service... maybe get an interlock system for your ignition. Jail time is RARE, unless there's multiple offenses or aggravating circumstances.
 
2012-07-19 03:52:55 PM  
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2012-07-19 05:24:12 PM  

thefuzz1096:
You must live in/imagine an area that's much tougher on crime than most. Usually, in my jurisdiction, a first time DUI is released upon signature of citation (unless there's some aggravating circumstances) and doesn't receive a bail. The typical sentence is suspended, with fines and community service... maybe get an interlock system for your ignition. Jail time is RARE, unless there's multiple offenses or aggravating circumstances.


I'm in California, where there is a mandatory jail sentence even for a first conviction.
 
2012-07-19 06:13:38 PM  

thecpt: Okay. Gonna say it. What is the Carrier Lost joke? It's used a lot on Fark but I've never had it happen to me. It's this a common experience?


There was some '90s/early '00s movie about a bunch of dudes and at least one hot chick that did weird brainwave shiat at their grad school and drank some toxic cocktail in order to put them under. The goal was to enter a dream-like state and apparently have sex. I think the movie was called 'Sleepers' 'Sleepwalk' or something like that. When the dream-like schnitzel is no longer readable, it says +++Carrier Lost+++, those operating the gear back in the real-world freak out. Either the FBI, alients, or dream demons hacked in and now the anchor's lost. It is meant to connote some scary virtual roto-rooter. This kind of trope was used in Matrix also. Even more, something with UltraFark is lurking and deadly.
 
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