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(Huffington Post)   It's better to be pissed off than...to be suspended from your job for sticking your head in a bucket of piss   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 53
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2012-11-15 04:51:56 PM
Officer...You look exactly like the piss-boy!
 
2012-11-15 04:53:45 PM
Urine trouble now, boy

/what a pisser
 
2012-11-15 05:20:55 PM
he must not have been getting enough overtime.
 
2012-11-15 05:30:40 PM
Without "concerned citizens" with cell phone cameras this guy would just have gone back to doing the job he has done for 16 years without incident.
 
2012-11-15 07:30:47 PM
Bad boy bad boy, whatcha gonna do, whatcha gonna do when they piss on you?
 
2012-11-15 07:31:54 PM
$450 sounds like a lot of money, but from now until the end of time this guy is going to be known as the cop that dunked his head in a bucket of piss.
$450 doesn't sound like so much anymore.
 
2012-11-15 07:32:03 PM
A severe lack of good judgment, is in my opinion a damn good reason to fire someone
 
2012-11-15 07:34:00 PM
I'm actually queasy thinking about this.....
WTF

Idiocracy indeed
 
2012-11-15 07:35:32 PM
Props to him for getting paid to do what some people would pay for the privilege to do.
 
2012-11-15 07:36:50 PM
Hey, at least he didn't shoot anybody.
 
2012-11-15 07:42:01 PM
But I see your true colors
Shining through
I see your true colors
And that's why I love you
So don't be afraid to let them show
Your true colors
True colors are beautiful,
Like a rainbow
 
2012-11-15 07:46:25 PM
The real question is if him and his buddies were carrying while this was going on. If they were, they all deserve to be fired.
 
2012-11-15 07:46:32 PM
Oh dear, did another critic go to Guy's restaurant and order the Margarita?
 
2012-11-15 07:47:29 PM

UberDave: Officer...You look exactly like the piss-boy!


And you look like a bucket of shiat!
 
2012-11-15 07:53:33 PM

ChadM89: UberDave: Officer...You look exactly like the piss-boy!

And you look like a bucket of shiat!


Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
2012-11-15 08:08:19 PM
Am I the only one that thinks off duty conduct for something that does not violate any law should be a non issue at work? Is what he did gross? Absolutely. Is it something he should be punished for at work? Not in my opinion.

What is the video was someone secretly capturing him kissing another guy outside a nightclub? Lots of people would consider that gross too. should they punish him at work for it? Is the answer different than for the question above? Not for me it isn't.

It is no employers business what you do in your spare time as long as it is legal activity. I don't care that he is paid with public money. It is irrelevant. If we held public servants to the standards of every tax payer we would end up with no public servants. There would be no women, minorities, homosexuals, left handed people, atheists, Jews, Christians, disabled persons or men. For every identified group of people out there, there is someone out there that pays taxes that has a hate on for that group and finds their values or activities unacceptable.

I am not sure when freedom and liberty died but it has been dead for a while now.

/End Rant
 
2012-11-15 08:16:58 PM

chumboobler: Am I the only one that thinks off duty conduct for something that does not violate any law should be a non issue at work? Is what he did gross? Absolutely. Is it something he should be punished for at work? Not in my opinion.


I agree with you in principle... But the terms of employment he agreed to upon being hired had "If you royally embarrass the department in the media, to HR's discretion, we will can your ass," he's out of luck. I almost guarantee you there was such a clause.

chumboobler: I am not sure when freedom and liberty died but it has been dead for a while now.


Now you're just being melodramatic.
 
2012-11-15 08:18:24 PM
I've always said it is better to be pissed off then to be pissed on... Especially by a dog.

http://funnyasduck.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/funny-dog-golden-sh o wer-girl-sunbathing-pics.jpg
 
2012-11-15 08:18:35 PM
You were identified as a Mentor Police Officer and that information was broadcast on many of the television, Internet and news print media casting a negative light on the professionalism of not only yourself as a M.P.D. officer, but the entire organization

Bullshiat. This looks better than 99% of the shiat cops do to end up in the news.

chumboobler: Am I the only one that thinks off duty conduct for something that does not violate any law should be a non issue at work?


nope
 
2012-11-15 08:19:16 PM
funnyasduck.net
 
2012-11-15 08:19:59 PM
His name quickly leaked out.
 
2012-11-15 08:21:08 PM
i478.photobucket.com
 
2012-11-15 08:28:04 PM
I, for one, have always felt it better to be pissed on than to be pissed off.
 
2012-11-15 08:28:49 PM

Ryker's Peninsula: $450 sounds like a lot of money, but from now until the end of time this guy is going to be known as the cop that dunked his head in a bucket of piss.
$450 doesn't sound like so much anymore.


So, how much then???

Im not into pea, but if she's really, really cute and that is a condition for getting her in bed, a few drinks and I might negotiate.
 
2012-11-15 08:30:01 PM

chumboobler: Am I the only one that thinks off duty conduct for something that does not violate any law should be a non issue at work? Is what he did gross? Absolutely. Is it something he should be punished for at work? Not in my opinion.

What is the video was someone secretly capturing him kissing another guy outside a nightclub? Lots of people would consider that gross too. should they punish him at work for it? Is the answer different than for the question above? Not for me it isn't.

It is no employers business what you do in your spare time as long as it is legal activity. I don't care that he is paid with public money. It is irrelevant. If we held public servants to the standards of every tax payer we would end up with no public servants. There would be no women, minorities, homosexuals, left handed people, atheists, Jews, Christians, disabled persons or men. For every identified group of people out there, there is someone out there that pays taxes that has a hate on for that group and finds their values or activities unacceptable.

I am not sure when freedom and liberty died but it has been dead for a while now.

/End Rant


Problem is this guy has the power to control YOUR freedom. Would you be OK if, after getting arrested by this guy, the judge at your trial also has a video of himself getting drunk and sticking his head in a bucket of piss? Or if Obama got drunk and stuck his head in a bucket of piss? I don't think I'd want anyone like that having power over me.
 
2012-11-15 08:30:17 PM
www.ifc.com
 
2012-11-15 08:42:49 PM

ProfessorOhki: chumboobler: Am I the only one that thinks off duty conduct for something that does not violate any law should be a non issue at work? Is what he did gross? Absolutely. Is it something he should be punished for at work? Not in my opinion.

I agree with you in principle... But the terms of employment he agreed to upon being hired had "If you royally embarrass the department in the media, to HR's discretion, we will can your ass," he's out of luck. I almost guarantee you there was such a clause.

chumboobler: I am not sure when freedom and liberty died but it has been dead for a while now.

Now you're just being melodramatic.


There may have been a clause... I will not disagree because I simply don't know. I am not being melodramatic when companies in this day and age try and strong arm your Facebook and social media Log/Pass as a condition of employment. Freedom is dead. The illusion of freedom is still alive. If they can discipline you for off duty, non illegal behavior then why can't any company that employs people demand that folks they pay vote in a certain way, or live in a certain area or...or....or... "Oh" says the employer, "you voted Republican it seems..... We are a democrat company and you broke our 500 page employment agreement. You will be suspended for two weeks without pay. I hope this does not happen again".

Feel free to substitute Republican and Democrat as you see fit the example remains the same.
 
2012-11-15 08:44:21 PM
upload.wikimedia.org

"Er, hey, Marvin ..." interrupted Zaphod, but it was too late. Sad little clunks and gurgles came up the line.
"What's he saying?" asked Trillian.
"Nothing," said Zaphod, "he just phoned to wash his head at us."
 
2012-11-15 08:47:28 PM

Brick-House: Ryker's Peninsula: $450 sounds like a lot of money, but from now until the end of time this guy is going to be known as the cop that dunked his head in a bucket of piss.
$450 doesn't sound like so much anymore.

So, how much then???

Im not into pea, but if she's really, really cute and that is a condition for getting her in bed, a few drinks and I might negotiate.


No one wants to fark you, Brick-Shiathouse.
 
2012-11-15 08:48:19 PM

Buckner: [www.ifc.com image 194x145]


Did he in any way abuse any power he may have over you? Nope. Did he do a stupid thing? yep. We have all done stupid things. Should you lose your pay because of a stupid thing that had no tangible effect on the company you work for? When I was 11 I thought burning gas in a glass pop bottle was a good idea and would be fun. It turns out glass cracks and I almost started a small forest fire.

I should have known better. But I didn't. I didn't hurt anyone or infringe on anyone's rights. Just like this guy in the video. I went away with a lesson learned and moved on. This guy should be afforded the same.
 
2012-11-15 08:49:19 PM

Brick-House: Ryker's Peninsula: $450 sounds like a lot of money, but from now until the end of time this guy is going to be known as the cop that dunked his head in a bucket of piss.
$450 doesn't sound like so much anymore.

So, how much then???

Im not into pea, but if she's really, really cute and that is a condition for getting her in bed, a few drinks and I might negotiate.


$451.00
 
2012-11-15 08:58:04 PM

umad: You were identified as a Mentor Police Officer and that information was broadcast on many of the television, Internet and news print media casting a negative light on the professionalism of not only yourself as a M.P.D. officer, but the entire organization

Bullshiat. This looks better than 99% of the shiat cops do to end up in the news.

chumboobler: Am I the only one that thinks off duty conduct for something that does not violate any law should be a non issue at work?

nope


Thank-You

You would not believe the unfavorable shiat I read supporting the Cops to mess a guy over due to doing a stupid thing on his own time after some drinks... If the guy was drunk on duty then A-O-K .... Fire him. Done. He did a stupid thing at home. While on his own time. Recorded by someone else. Uploaded by someone else. He pays. Please cry Socialism on health care folks and then advocate Big Brother on idiots doing dumb things while they are drunk on their time off....
 
2012-11-15 09:01:38 PM
DRTFA but lemme guess: Germany ?
 
2012-11-15 09:02:58 PM
Even with $450 on the line, how does this seem like a good idea? And where does one acquire a bucket of piss on short notice?

I suspect the answer to both of those questions is "beer".
 
2012-11-15 09:11:00 PM
"I've been an upstanding member of the police force for 16 years, but do they call me Officer Croucher, the upstanding officer?

I've been a wonderful father for 8 years, but do they call me Mr Croucher, the awesome dad?

But stick my head in ONE little bucket of piss.... "
 
2012-11-15 09:20:19 PM
Stuck my head in a bucket of piss

Better drink my own piss
 
2012-11-15 09:25:39 PM
1. He must have thought it was lite beer.
2. Exemplary Mentor.
 
2012-11-15 10:11:20 PM

chumboobler: Am I the only one that thinks off duty conduct for something that does not violate any law should be a non issue at work? Is what he did gross? Absolutely. Is it something he should be punished for at work? Not in my opinion.


Quite possibly so. According to TFA the initial suspension was for medical purposes. Quite sensible. Although urine is sterile except in cases of bladder infection or UTI, it doesn't stay that way for long. Certainly not long enough to collect a bucketful.

The second appears to be for bringing the police into disrepute. If your work is in the public eye and relies on public trust then that is a perfectly valid reason for disciplinary action.
 
2012-11-15 10:20:52 PM
I don't want to know how many people had to contribute in order to pool a bucket-full...
 
2012-11-15 10:23:50 PM
I agree with those saying the suspension is asinine. I think it should be every human being's right to act like a dumbass once in awhile. Now, I think if he had been dunking his head in piss on the job that would have been different.

I'd dunk my head in piss for that much money. I would hope I wouldn't get crucified by my everyone just for acting stupid..
 
2012-11-15 10:40:57 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-15 10:47:06 PM
The real problem is all the time he spends lurking around urinals
 
2012-11-15 10:55:52 PM

chumboobler: ProfessorOhki: chumboobler: Am I the only one that thinks off duty conduct for something that does not violate any law should be a non issue at work? Is what he did gross? Absolutely. Is it something he should be punished for at work? Not in my opinion.

I agree with you in principle... But the terms of employment he agreed to upon being hired had "If you royally embarrass the department in the media, to HR's discretion, we will can your ass," he's out of luck. I almost guarantee you there was such a clause.

chumboobler: I am not sure when freedom and liberty died but it has been dead for a while now.

Now you're just being melodramatic.

There may have been a clause... I will not disagree because I simply don't know. I am not being melodramatic when companies in this day and age try and strong arm your Facebook and social media Log/Pass as a condition of employment. Freedom is dead. The illusion of freedom is still alive. If they can discipline you for off duty, non illegal behavior then why can't any company that employs people demand that folks they pay vote in a certain way, or live in a certain area or...or....or... "Oh" says the employer, "you voted Republican it seems..... We are a democrat company and you broke our 500 page employment agreement. You will be suspended for two weeks without pay. I hope this does not happen again".

Feel free to substitute Republican and Democrat as you see fit the example remains the same.



What are you, in your twenties? It wasn't that long ago they would fire you if they found out you were gay. Or pregnant while single. Or a member of the Communist party. Getting fired for being an undisputed moron is an improvement in this country.
 
2012-11-15 11:04:58 PM
Surely a plethora of wrongs can't make a right.

//'plethora'
//used rightly!
 
2012-11-15 11:34:01 PM
i.imgur.com
 
2012-11-15 11:58:25 PM

chumboobler: There may have been a clause... I will not disagree because I simply don't know. I am not being melodramatic when companies in this day and age try and strong arm your Facebook and social media Log/Pass as a condition of employment. Freedom is dead. The illusion of freedom is still alive. If they can discipline you for off duty, non illegal behavior then why can't any company that employs people demand that folks they pay vote in a certain way, or live in a certain area or...or....or... "Oh" says the employer, "you voted Republican it seems..... We are a democrat company and you broke our 500 page employment agreement. You will be suspended for two weeks without pay. I hope this does not happen again".


Because voter tampering is specifically illegal? Where you live isn't any sort of protected class that I know of, so I suppose they could do that. I mean, there are residency restrictions on many public offices, so no reason the private sector couldn't do it of they wanted; no real advantage though. "Strong arm your social media logins?" I read that story too. Don't think it's exactly common practice though and you're more than free to say "no."

Do you consider it "educational discrimination" that a law firm won't hire someone without a law degree? A hospital that won't hire a surgeon who hasn't been through medical school? How about the police having physical ability requirements (a bit softer these days it seems)? Do you want a bunch of cops who get winded after a half block because hey "they've got no business demanding I take care of my body!" Like or dislike of police aside, from their perspective, if they lose the respect of the public they cannot do their job. Being an embarrassment of this caliber is directly damaging of their purpose and no company or agency is going to willingly retain someone who is a huge risk to their operations.
 
2012-11-16 12:02:50 AM
I should add, I'd sure as hell not give out my logins, think it's a BS practice (just the concept alone is ridiculous), and would give whoever was unfortunate enough to ask an earful.

As far as the republican/democrat thing? Alright. What do you think should happen to... a paid PR guy for the [party of you choice] if he got wasted and uploaded a video to youtube about why their candidate was a total jerk and how no one should vote for him? Should they have to keep him employed for some reason? Even though he's actively working against his employer in his "off duty" time?
 
2012-11-16 12:07:43 AM
Oh, god forbid a cop have his like intruded into when he isn't bothering anyone. God forbid.
 
2012-11-16 03:15:26 AM
chumboobler:

Am I the only one that thinks off duty conduct for something that does not violate any law should be a non issue at work? Is what he did gross? Absolutely. Is it something he should be punished for at work? Not in my opinion.

I'm not a big fan of police but this I agree with.

TFA says "Nine other officers -- including one lieutenant and two sergeants -- also received written reprimands because they were there at the time of Croucher's dare and contributed $50 to the pot." That's what amazes me: being "not a big fan of police" it might gratify me to see a cop do that to himself -- even more than a protester doing it to him -- but I won't pay $50 for it. $50 is a lot of money on my budget: for that I could but a decent bottle of scotch.

That said, I hope he at least kept his eyes firmly shut and didn't let any get in his ears, nose or mouth: the AIDS experts advise that "water sports" if generally safe but only if it's kept external. It would suck if he got infected with something and his wife passed it on. Or haven't you read that one of the main causes of divorce among cops is from abusing their wives because they cheated back to avenge his?
 
2012-11-16 09:18:17 AM
Well, it's better than sticking your head in a bucket of shhh...

-AVING cream, be nice and clean, shave every day and you'll always be keen!
 
2012-11-16 12:17:30 PM

SoCalChris: The real question is if him and his buddies were carrying while this was going on.


So what if him were? Whom would report he? Me wouldn't.

Sorry, pet peeve.
 
2012-11-16 12:45:15 PM
Time for a Tosh Web Redemption.
 
2012-11-16 08:38:21 PM

chumboobler: I should have known better. But I didn't. I didn't hurt anyone or infringe on anyone's rights. Just like this guy in the video. I went away with a lesson learned and moved on. This guy should be afforded the same.


On cross examination the next time he is on the stand,

"Officer, you made a judgement call when you arrested my client, because you saw him with a shotgun directly after he said he was going to kill someone"
"yes"
"Is this the same as the judgement call you made when you stuck your head in a bucket of urine?"
"but"
"Withdrawn, no more questions for this witness."
 
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