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(WWLTV New Orleans)   Was man drunk enough to warrant a ride home from Police? Friends say yes. Deputy says no. Train says it doesn't matter anymore   (wwltv.com) divider line 41
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2012-10-19 12:31:45 PM  
The police should not be expected to give you a ride.
Call a cab, a friend or someone else.
 
2012-10-19 12:33:34 PM  
RIP Conway Twitty.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2012-10-19 12:34:20 PM  
The police are not your friend, nor are they a taxi service. Interact with them as little as possible in life.
Like Odd Bird said, "Call a cab, a friend or someone else."
 
2012-10-19 12:34:25 PM  
A daiquiri bar?
 
2012-10-19 12:35:28 PM  
Many miles away
Something crawls from the slime
At the bottom of a dark Scottish lake
 
2012-10-19 12:37:44 PM  
His sister raises a question. Should deputies have brought him home?

No, if a person is too intoxicated to take proper care of them self then the drunk tank is the proper place.
 
2012-10-19 12:38:25 PM  
Was he saying "Olong Johnson" or Tebow-ing?

guyism.com
 
2012-10-19 12:40:00 PM  

too_amuzed: A daiquiri bar shop?


Alcoholics demanded that it to be called a shop. Even drunks lying in their own puke have standards, man!
 
2012-10-19 12:44:19 PM  
Read the whole story. Besides "two minutes I'll never get back", my GED in psychology says "suicide by train".
 
2012-10-19 12:47:33 PM  
Was he caught sayof? Or: "Hello. My BAC is off the scale."
 
2012-10-19 12:48:53 PM  
If all his friends thought this guy was drunk off his ass, why didn't THEY get him home?

Must not have been so wasted that it was that huge a priority. I'd be more pissed at the friends who sent this soused bastard on his way than the cop who didn't know him from Adam to begin with.
 
2012-10-19 12:52:25 PM  

akula: If all his friends thought this guy was drunk off his ass, why didn't THEY get him home?

Must not have been so wasted that it was that huge a priority. I'd be more pissed at the friends who sent this soused bastard on his way than the cop who didn't know him from Adam to begin with.


Let's require cab companies to give rides home.....and if you don't pay the cab company when you sober up the next day, we hit you with the same penalties you would get for DUI manslaughter.

Stop being cheap lazy bastards. You know you're going drinking, make a plan first!
 
2012-10-19 12:54:12 PM  
he walked in front of a train. clearly that shows he was too drunk to walk him safely, by definition.
 
2012-10-19 01:02:23 PM  
Police never gave me a ride home - just to a comfy cell
 
2012-10-19 01:15:42 PM  
Friends, relatives say man killed by train should have been given ride home by police

If you need a taxi, call a taxi. Stop blaming others for your (or your deceased loved one's) lack of personal responsibility.
 
2012-10-19 01:29:12 PM  
Sucks he has no friends to speak of that could help him out. At my local shindig, if I have a few too many, I have friends thankfully within walking distance who will make sure I have a safe place to crash.
 
2012-10-19 01:34:30 PM  
Trying to muster up some sympathy.
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Still trying...
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Nope, can't do it. People who abuse drugs deserve whatever they get.
 
2012-10-19 01:40:50 PM  
Conway "Moe" Richard, 47
www.ontrackinc.com
 
2012-10-19 01:43:40 PM  

Sgt.Zim: Read the whole story. Besides "two minutes I'll never get back", my GED in psychology says "suicide by train".

 
2012-10-19 01:52:58 PM  
Whether the Darwin Award winner referenced in this story deserved his fate is debatable, but it does bring up an interesting question: Do police have a duty to come to the aid of an individual in distress? The courts have ruled on this, and the answer is, no they don't.

Here's a link to an infamous case dealing with the responsibility of police: Warren v. District of Columbia
 
2012-10-19 01:54:44 PM  
Conway "Moe" Richard, 47, left a daiquiri shop attached to a Go-Bears convenience store

This is what makes rural America great. I'm picturing an few old Slurpy machines filled with a concoction of 151 Rum and Grain alcohol, strung out strippers and a ping pong table in the back parking lot.

yeah, probably not even close
 
2012-10-19 01:57:44 PM  

Sgt.Zim: Read the whole story. Besides "two minutes I'll never get back", my GED in psychology says "suicide by train".


There's no way they would have included that stuff if the family or reporter wasn't thinking the same thing you are thinking.
 
2012-10-19 02:07:09 PM  

Zeb Hesselgresser: Conway "Moe" Richard, 47, left a daiquiri shop attached to a Go-Bears convenience store

This is what makes rural America great. I'm picturing an few old Slurpy machines filled with a concoction of 151 Rum and Grain alcohol, strung out strippers and a ping pong table in the back parking lot.

yeah, probably not even close


I want to go to there...
 
2012-10-19 02:13:54 PM  

too_amuzed: A daiquiri bar?


Homophobe!
 
2012-10-19 02:27:45 PM  
As previously stated, cops aren't a taxi service. Most places don't have a "drunk tank" anymore because simply being drunk is not a crime.

His friends should have taken him home or he should have called a taxi, the trains tracks are not a safer place than a highway, both can get you killed.
 
2012-10-19 02:38:04 PM  

Fissile: Whether the Darwin Award winner referenced in this story deserved his fate is debatable, but it does bring up an interesting question: Do police have a duty to come to the aid of an individual in distress? The courts have ruled on this, and the answer is, no they don't.

Here's a link to an infamous case dealing with the responsibility of police: Warren v. District of Columbia


I had no clue about that, until you posted... Thank you. Now I know to never rely on police for any sort of aid. They're not here to deal with a burglar, only to throw you in a cell for AT LEAST 48 hours for killing the person trying to rob you.
 
2012-10-19 03:05:00 PM  
CSB...

One night after leaving bar street in my town I had to wait at a railroad crossing for a train. It looked like it was going slow enough for me to run and jump on so I contemplated doing it. A couple seconds later I tripped backwards over some shrubbery and thought it probably wouldn't end good.
 
2012-10-19 03:16:05 PM  

Fissile: Whether the Darwin Award winner referenced in this story deserved his fate is debatable, but it does bring up an interesting question: Do police have a duty to come to the aid of an individual in distress? The courts have ruled on this, and the answer is, no they don't.

Here's a link to an infamous case dealing with the responsibility of police: Warren v. District of Columbia


Wow, I hadn't heard of that case before. That is absolutely disgusting and I hope the dispatchers were shot into space.
 
2012-10-19 03:39:13 PM  
I saw a 'newsmagazine' called "Intoxication Nation" a month or so ago and I don't remember where it was, but somewhere in the US, police go undercover into bars and target people who look too drunk BEFORE they drive and instead of arresting them insist on giving them rides - free of charge (both monetary and legal).
 
2012-10-19 03:51:54 PM  

vwarb: Fissile: Whether the Darwin Award winner referenced in this story deserved his fate is debatable, but it does bring up an interesting question: Do police have a duty to come to the aid of an individual in distress? The courts have ruled on this, and the answer is, no they don't.

Here's a link to an infamous case dealing with the responsibility of police: Warren v. District of Columbia

Wow, I hadn't heard of that case before. That is absolutely disgusting and I hope the dispatchers were shot into space.


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Warren v. District of Columbia is not the only example of where the police failed to provide aid to citizens in trouble and were let off the hook by the courts. I recall another case......I can't find the link now.....where a woman was raped and thrown from a building after police impounded the car she was driving. The woman in question was driving through some shiatty urban area at night when she was pulled over by the police. The car she was driving was not insured, so the police had the car impounded/towed. The woman begged the police to give her a ride out of the area, at the very least to the nearest police station. The cops refused. After walking for several blocks, she was abducted by some "street person" who dragged her into a housing project where he raped, beat and threw her from a 3rd or 4th floor window. Again the court ruled the same way: The police had no duty to help her. 

Of course the usual cops and holster sniffers will show up and accuse me of hating on cops because I'm a criminal, or I couldn't pass the idiot cop test. The reason that I've come to hate cops is because I've learned that most are scumbags.
 
2012-10-19 04:11:40 PM  
Fissile: ...After walking for several blocks, she was abducted by some "street person" who dragged her into a housing project where he raped, beat and threw her from a 3rd or 4th floor window...

Reading this made me think of "Dance With The Devil" by Immortal Technique ... crazy song
 
2012-10-19 04:32:01 PM  
Where I am at being drunk outside is illegal, and drunk people are fair game regardless of circumstance.

It has taught me at least in this city you can't get wasted outside of a controlled space, maybe in your well controlled home environment. And given the opportunity they will invite themselves in.

/And when in a weakened drunken state why would you trust a cop enough just to give them a chance to shake you down.
 
2012-10-19 04:43:43 PM  
The cops have no duty to give you a ride home if you're drunk. Whether or not you like cops, I'm sure we can all agree that it would cost the taxpayers a fortune in there had to be enough cops on duty every night to drive all the drunks home.

The guys had friends in the bar. They knew his state better than the cops and yet they let him walk home. Why isn't the family going after his asshole friends for letting him walk home? (Answer: because the cops have deeper pockets.)
 
2012-10-19 04:56:55 PM  
CSB time:
A guy I used to work with was leaving the local bar. His cab was waiting outside. He steps out the door and is greeted by two local cops. They arrest him for being drunk in public. Cops won't listen to the bartender or bar manager when they explain that the taxi idling not ten feet away was called by the guy they just cuffed. Their rationale was that he was too drunk to walk that far.

Icing on the cake? They walked him the three blocks to the drunk tank.

/Harrisonburg cops are jerks
 
2012-10-19 05:20:55 PM  
m053486,
CSB time:
A guy I used to work with was leaving the local bar. His cab was waiting outside. He steps out the door and is greeted by two local cops. They arrest him for being drunk in public. Cops won't listen to the bartender or bar manager when they explain that the taxi idling not ten feet away was called by the guy they just cuffed. Their rationale was that he was too drunk to walk that far.
Icing on the cake? They walked him the three blocks to the drunk tank.
/Harrisonburg cops are jerks


I heard that story. Arresting people for public intox between the bar and taxi. That is so far in the lines of open shakedown I can't believe that they are getting away with that in the courts. Either the police are outright into making sure they are into people paying fine$, the local cops are really, really lazy when it comes to arrest quotas but are too moral to carry drop bags, that bar won't grease hands, or they want that place shut down.

If it comes down to that I can't believe that the owner hasn't invent flashing red 'public intox' lights or an ip camera at the outside of the exit.
 
2012-10-19 05:31:08 PM  

hackhix: Police never gave me a ride home - just to a comfy cell


In all fairness you never said WHO's home you wanted to go to...


/Why are the police responsible for your childish behavior?
//Bi-polar society, save us from ourselves, no wait, that's against my rights!
 
2012-10-19 06:26:39 PM  
www.bumwine.com
 
2012-10-19 07:56:08 PM  

Honest Bender: Friends, relatives say man killed by train should have been given ride home by police

If you need a taxi, call a taxi. Stop blaming others for your (or your deceased loved one's) lack of personal responsibility.


This. Sorry, but the police are not a taxi service and can't be expected to ferry every stinking drunk person home. If they started doing that, pretty soon people would drink themselves to oblivion just knowing the police wagon has nothing better to do then charter their inebriated butts to their house free of charge. Also, if there were witnesses/friends/family that were so worried about this guy, why didn't one of them call a taxi or arrange for a ride?
 
2012-10-19 08:16:51 PM  
We had a similar case here. Guy was drunk and didn't speak English. They picked him up east of town on 36/37. Someone, they ended up dropping him off at a Taco Bell. He starts walkind down 36/37 after they leave and gets hit and killed by some guy going home. It was middle of the night and its not like there are lights on that section of road. Just wasn't seen by the poor man who hit him.

Will see if I can find link but right now, 2 deputies and a state trooper are facing charges.
 
2012-10-19 08:20:21 PM  
 
2012-10-19 09:24:15 PM  
Personable responsibility? Nah, this is the United States. It's somebody else's fault!
 
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