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(Some Guy)   Arkansas cops in full SWAT gear with AR-15s hanging around their neck will be deployed for routine foot patrol. "If you're out walking, we're going to stop you, ask you why you're out walking, and check for your ID"   (paragoulddailypress.com ) divider line
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2012-12-18 08:34:43 PM  
16 votes:
i1121.photobucket.com
2012-12-18 03:48:43 PM  
13 votes:
I was sure this was going to be an Onion article.

I guess after they get cleared by the local patrol those walkers could be given a sticker or a patch so they wouldn't be continually harassed. You know - something obvious like a big yellow star would probably work.
2012-12-18 05:12:08 PM  
12 votes:

scottydoesntknow: BunkoSquad: Hmmm, I wonder if there will be a racial element to enforcement of this

What racial element? The city is 98% white.


OK. It's a trace element.
2012-12-18 04:53:39 PM  
10 votes:

Raharu: They have those weapons thanks to the war on drugs....


The answer is clear. We need a war on guns so we can be safe and get our drugs back.
2012-12-18 09:05:58 PM  
7 votes:
If I'm walking around Arkansas, the police should stop me. Because I've been kidnapped and drugged.
Seriously, f*ck that place.
2012-12-18 08:53:27 PM  
7 votes:

dickfreckle: He asked what I was doing, and I happily gave an answer.


I wonder how he'd react to a happy answer of:

"Well, Officer Krupke, today I and dozens of other people are acting as bait on the behalf of an ACLU sting operation to catch police officers that don't understand individual rights and liberties. They provided me with a titanium armored waterproof recording device that both records locally and transmits live to a remote location, and it can't be turned off once activated! I don't have the key to take it off! It even sends my GPS location and monitors my heart rate! If I say the activation phrase, which is 'Officer Krupke', my audio feed is flagged for live monitoring, and if I say the duress phrase, a battalion of lawyers with video cameras parachute out of the sky and converge on my location! Isn't that fun?!"
2012-12-18 08:41:02 PM  
6 votes:

BronyMedic: Mentat: jayhawk88: Someone please tell me you can find the stats on what kind of massive, shocking, unheard-of increase in crime a town of 26k could have, that would make cops walking around with AR-15's seem like a reasonable solution.
 
 
I know that area and I have no clue how they could possible have enough crime there to justify this.


It's the Meth problem there. It's gotten really bad in the last few months.


They should outlaw that stuff.
2012-12-18 07:13:27 PM  
6 votes:
3.bp.blogspot.com
2012-12-18 05:52:32 PM  
5 votes:
Where are all the 2nd Amendment cheerleaders who say the right to bear arms is to thwart an oppressive, tyrannical gov't?

Here's your chance. DO IT!
2012-12-18 09:18:26 PM  
4 votes:

Mr.Man: Meanwhile,the world despises America for it's freedoms.


I'm pretty sure it's more for your misuse of the apostrophe.
2012-12-18 09:11:20 PM  
4 votes:

HideAndGoFarkYourself: Flame away.


Well, first of all you are a f... actually, you are the wor... wait, everything you said is correct. Jerk!!
2012-12-18 09:07:37 PM  
4 votes:
first they can stop this article and ask it why its text keeps jumping around.
2012-12-18 08:44:25 PM  
4 votes:
Now you know why the rest of your world calls your country "Fat Iran".
2012-12-18 07:23:15 PM  
4 votes:
You're going to have to prove to me that you're walking your dog.
 
This isn't my dog.
 
*hail of bullets*
 
*GAAAAHHHHHH!*
 
At least I died doing what I loved....dogsitting *expires*
2012-12-18 05:47:26 PM  
4 votes:

jayhawk88: Someone please tell me you can find the stats on what kind of massive, shocking, unheard-of increase in crime a town of 26k could have, that would make cops walking around with AR-15's seem like a reasonable solution.


Someone seent a black feller cross town.
2012-12-18 04:45:17 PM  
4 votes:
"Pick up that can, y'all."
2012-12-18 04:37:03 PM  
4 votes:
Would a laminated library card suffice?
2012-12-18 04:36:59 PM  
4 votes:
WTF? This isn't how it happened in Red Dawn.
2012-12-18 09:44:22 PM  
3 votes:
The average Republican's ability to whine nonstop about the abuse of government power while simultaneously supporting fascist police behavior like this is comparable to cases like Sybil and Norman Bates in terms of psychological bugnuttery. A brain so discombobulated it could qualify as a modern art masterpiece.
2012-12-18 09:33:12 PM  
3 votes:
WOW wow
 
DOUBLE POSTIES double posties
 
COOL cool
2012-12-18 09:14:44 PM  
3 votes:

Raspil: Diogenes: If you're not doing anything wrong then you have nothing to worry about.

Accepting lamenting the death of the Constitution and what it used to be like to be an American.

if you're out walking the dog, you're not doing anything wrong. still doesn't give the cops the right to act like pricks. how many crimes will happen while cops are harrassing citizens who they know are just minding their business? what happens when a cop doesn't believe someone is just walking their dog or walking to 7-11 or anything else benign? where's the ACLU?

 
 
When they came for the ACLU, I said nothing, because I didn't have A CLUe.
2012-12-18 09:06:53 PM  
3 votes:
Arkanazis
2012-12-18 05:55:54 PM  
3 votes:

vernonFL: Mopery laws.


Who exposed themselves to a blind person?
2012-12-18 05:53:17 PM  
3 votes:
Well, since it's Arkansas it's probably to keep people from leaving
2012-12-18 05:22:45 PM  
3 votes:
I'm glad *somebody* is finally enforcing our Mopery laws.
2012-12-18 05:15:18 PM  
3 votes:
"They may not be doing anything but walking their dog," he said. "But they're going to have to prove it."

encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

Deal with it.
2012-12-18 04:46:37 PM  
3 votes:
"They may not be doing anything but walking their dog," he said. "But they're going to have to prove it."

Ah, yes; the central tenet of our justice system, guilty until proven innocent.
2012-12-18 10:33:54 PM  
2 votes:
prairiefirenews.com

I can't believe you guys got me a birthday card. Aw shucks.
2012-12-18 10:19:38 PM  
2 votes:

Insatiable Jesus: Amos Quito: They ALWAYS "resist arrest" and/or have guns/drugs/contraband/burglary tools... whatever the cops on the scene can plant.


I had an employee who was a pretty good kid. He had hair to his ass, played drums in a band that made a little money and was a hard worker. He was walking home one night after having helped set up some benefit show at a local church. They had to move all these risers and equipment from one part of the church to the larger gymnasium so he took basic tools with him, in addition to normal drum tools.

So he's walking home late and here comes Cobb County's finest, asking him what he's doing and he tells them. They asked him what was in his backpack and he told them tools and that was it. It took a week to get him out of jail, cost his parents a small fortune and he still had to plead to possession of burglary tools. On his property list was not one tool that was specific to burglary and it didn't list anything you would expect - like a prybar or bolt cutters. They made a big point in their report about the fact that he was wearing gloves and could not explain why, which he always wore - except that they were fingerless drummers gloves, lol. And of course, no burglaries in the area. Just carrying tools, dressing wrong and being poor.



That reminds me... I need to get a haircut.
2012-12-18 10:09:14 PM  
2 votes:

gaslight: I may be wrong, but I believe on this day in history, a film called http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GagXIYvnY1s&list=UU03ku8jIfKNgiekcSxg9 0 6A&index=19 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GagXIYvnY1s&list=UU03ku8j IfKNgiekcSxg90 6A&index=19 came out.


That was just a working title.
2012-12-18 09:28:07 PM  
2 votes:
Third World problems.
2012-12-18 09:26:22 PM  
2 votes:

ha-ha-guy: HideAndGoFarkYourself: Nem Wan: HideAndGoFarkYourself: Flame away.

Too reasonable to flame, sorry.

 
Well, I try my best to be reasonable.  I figured though, this being fark, and how the general trend is towards police articles, and as an extension, SWAT team use; that I was opening myself up to some pretty awesome flaming by revealing both my secret identities.
 
Truth be told, I joined the SWAT team mostly because it looked like a lot of farking fun, and it is.  The actions detailed in the article...not so fun.

Well you're from Indiana, so you didn't even go for the greatest of all evils, Indiana Excise Police.

/I was at a tailgate in South Bend and had an Indiana State Trooper warn me to hide the booze because "Those excise pigs are coming this way."
//you're cool until the day you do a no knock, fark up the address, raid some innocent dude's house.



Farking Excise!  Farking State Police too!  I used to sit up the road from a Trooper and stop all the speeders and tell them to watch their speed or the Trooper up the road would give them a ticket.  He used to get so pissed.
2012-12-18 09:17:16 PM  
2 votes:

Honest Bender: Seeing as how I live in California, the conversation would go as such:

Police: "Why are you out walking around?"
Me: "Because it's not against the law."
Police: "Can I see your ID?"
Me: "No."

Police: *any additional questions*
Me: "If I'm not under arrest, I'm ending this conversation and walking away. If I am under arrest, I want my lawyer."

/The end.


You sound white.
2012-12-18 09:17:13 PM  
2 votes:

Coastalgrl: Slightly different but here is an example. I'm flying to parents house in NY for the holidays. I bought an extra gift for my mother. Something easily slid into my suitcase. However, I'm too afraid of the TSA lifting said gift if it was in my checked bags so I'm shipping it separately.

Where is America? This can't be it!

/Gift was only $20
//Still don't trust them.


They aren't really that into vibrators.
2012-12-18 09:16:32 PM  
2 votes:

HideAndGoFarkYourself: Flame away.


Okay.

Ummmm... go eat a donut... ?

Got nothing.
2012-12-18 09:16:18 PM  
2 votes:
Meanwhile,the world despises America for it's freedoms.
2012-12-18 09:16:15 PM  
2 votes:

jayhawk88: Someone please tell me you can find the stats on what kind of massive, shocking, unheard-of increase in crime a town of 26k could have, that would make cops walking around with AR-15's seem like a reasonable solution.


Remember, meth users - drive to where you're going. Bum a ride, steal a car - but, for the love of all that is holy, don't walk!
2012-12-18 09:11:48 PM  
2 votes:

utah dude: BronyMedic: It's the Meth problem there. It's gotten really bad in the last few months.

legalize it already.


i'd rather a bounty on meth heads
2012-12-18 09:09:10 PM  
2 votes:

HideAndGoFarkYourself: I'm sure I'll get flamed for this, because Fark hates cops regardless of what they do.  
 
I'm a cop, I'm also a member of our SWAT team.  The idea behind a SWAT team is to respond to those types of calls where there is a higher likelihood of violence or armed resistance to law enforcement.  Hostage rescue, high risk warrants, barricaded persons, sniper situations, dignitary protection, active shooters, etc are all things we train for.  My team operates in a very low key manner.  Most of our citizens know we're there, and see us as a necessary component of the public safety department.  Overuse of a team is bad, just as underuse of a team is.  There's a happy medium that needs to be established.  You don't want to use your team as a routine warrant service team, and you also don't want to NOT use your team when its use would be appropriate.
 
The police chief of this agency needs to be replaced, and quickly.  This is a gross misuse of your team, and if the officers are behaving as this paper is reporting they will be, they need to go as well.  If a person is simply out walking their dog in a high crime area, that's not an indicator of crime.  If a person happens to live in a high crime area and goes for a job, they should be free to do so without interruption by the police.
 
This department has clearly never heard of Terry v. Ohio, which states that people cannot be detained unless an officer has reasonable suspicion that they are, have, or will commit a crime.  Simply walking in a neighborhood with your dog, or taking a stroll after dinner with your wife, does not rise to the level of reasonable suspicion.
 
Furthermore, having your officers deployed in tactical gear, carrying carbines is an unreasonable show of force to combat what doesn't appear to be an increase in violent crime.  Nor, does it seem, is the increase in force and presence the natural reaction to a specific threat of violence.  If they'd received intelligence that there was going to be a school sh ...


tl;dr
2012-12-18 09:00:06 PM  
2 votes:

GAT_00: The_Original_Roxtar: GAT_00: This seems rational. Is this the kind of freedom the NRA is fighting for?

the NRA is fighting for your right to own a weapon... so when these jackbooted thugs decide they're tired of "walking the streets" and "asking for ID" and decide to just come in and make themselves at home, you and for fellow citizens have some recourse other than "bend over and take it"


So you're saying the NRA is fighting for your right to shoot police officers?



Absolutely! With fully-automatic, .50-caliber machine guns and mortars!
2012-12-18 08:36:14 PM  
2 votes:

brap: You're going to have to prove to me that you're walking your dog.
 
This isn't my dog.
 
*hail of bullets*
 
*GAAAAHHHHHH!*
 
At least I died doing what I loved....dogsitting *expires*



Nice.  Gave me a LOL.
2012-12-18 08:30:45 PM  
2 votes:
always remember freedom isn't free ;)

1.bp.blogspot.com

i hate arkansas nazis....
2012-12-18 08:30:33 PM  
2 votes:

OtherLittleGuy: penthesilea: **Guy out for his morning run puts on his headphones and starts down the street.

 
**Cop spots the guy and yells for him to stop and show his ID.
 
**Guy doesn't hear the order and continues running down the street.
 
 
Now in this particular town does the cop run after the guy? Shoot the guy? Shrug and keep walking?
 
Does the guy have Skittles and iced tea?
 
 
Oh dear god.  It's winter.  There'll be hoodies everywhere.
2012-12-18 07:17:55 PM  
2 votes:
"This is goddammed strange, Bubba. Everyone I stopped tonight was an ACLU lawyer. You think that's a coincidence?"
2012-12-18 05:24:21 PM  
2 votes:

i.ytimg.com
"Oh....I'm afraid martial law edicts will be quite operational for the foreseeable future."

2012-12-18 04:38:32 PM  
2 votes:
It's only bad when white people are asked for their ID
2012-12-19 03:00:29 PM  
1 vote:

urban.derelict: orbister: urban.derelict: // i have some experience with fathers abandoning their farking sons, so shut your stupid farking mouths unless you're a. male, b. abandoned by your farking father with your dumb as dirt mother

Daddy issues.

You're right, my father abandoned his children the exact same time he abandoned his wife. And since I have more experience with fathers abandoning their families and wives, you can shut your your ignorant mouth. Capice?

way south: Z-clipped: urban.derelict: FACT: if ANYONE other than the perp had a weapon 25 innocent people would not be dead.

Nonsense. You're an idiot if you think you can make this claim with any kind of certainty. The truth is, you have no idea what would have happened.

No one can predict the future, but you can play the odds.

I can say with certainty that (to repeat) had anyone other than the perp been armed -- 25 innocent people would not have been killed in Sandy Hook elementary on Friday. Maybe only 10 innocent people would have been shot before the perp was put down. Maybe only 5. Maybe NO ONE because when armed teachers heard glass by the front door break, they put their class on hold and retrieved the loaded handgun from their locked desk drawer.

Don't like my assertiveness? Tough shiat, I don't care. I know better than to listen to absolute f*cking morons online. I'm smarter than you, shut your stupid f*cking mouths.



media.skateboard.com.au
www.aboyandhiscomputer.com
img.photobucket.com
2012-12-19 01:35:32 AM  
1 vote:

Fano: Bacontastesgood: Sensual Tyrannosaurus: Anyway, Paragould wasn't a bad place to grow up.
/As a white kid.

Yeah, it was a bad place to grow up, because it was a racist hellhole until very recently. That's not a healthy environment.

I mean, I grew up in a shiathole mid-size town south of you, there were definitely racist pricks, but actual black people were allowed to live there. Actually the schools were fine, because the few racists sent their kids to Baptist schools. The kids in public school didn't give a shiat about race. This was the 70s.

Slight tangent: I grew up in WV. The place has a reputation for racism, but I deny that. There are so few minorities, it amounts to hating leprechauns. I had to go to post grad education in Memphis Tn to discover what smack you in the face racism looked like. Also, sadly, to see the basis for it.


Are you saying that black people are like leprechauns because they typically have Irish last names and are always trying to steal your gold?
2012-12-19 01:07:14 AM  
1 vote:
I'm trying to decide where to go on my next vacation. China, north Korea, Syria, Arkansas, iraq, Mississippi, or Louisiana. Might eliminate Arkansas now.
2012-12-19 12:39:42 AM  
1 vote:
i50.photobucket.com
2012-12-19 12:35:38 AM  
1 vote:

Elmo Jones: If I'm walking around Arkansas, the police should stop me. Because I've been kidnapped and drugged.
Seriously, f*ck that place.


You sir, owe me a new keyboard.
2012-12-19 12:14:15 AM  
1 vote:

moothemagiccow: Attorney Curtis Hitt of the law firm of Hitt and Kidd

This is totally fake


Nope, i know these guys, they're legit. I met them at the retirement party when Arnold Play, Esq. left the firm.
2012-12-18 11:14:37 PM  
1 vote:

TheOther: Don't Troll Me Bro!: No way this guy is insecure about the size of his dick.

[www.paragoulddailypress.com image 124x256]

Imbecilic. Some crankhead with a busted ass .22 revolver who doesn't give a shiat is going to take all his gear away from him. It's like UPS delivering upscale weaponry.



Or do like some Cambodian kids did around here a while back. They would tail cops home and then pop their trunks for the armor and weapons. When they finally busted these kids they had a friggin armory. Apparently they needed to upgrade themselves because of some Viets, and the cops were the ones they saw walking around with what they needed. LOL.
2012-12-18 11:03:12 PM  
1 vote:

way south: osing rifles is not unheard of.



Nope.
2012-12-18 10:44:39 PM  
1 vote:
brap
Amos Quito:


i.imgur.com
That is the first and only time that meme has made me larf.


Are you sure it didn't make you larch?

/ whoever made this must have typed "oaky" instead of "okay" into the translator
2012-12-18 10:22:08 PM  
1 vote:

pxlboy: clyph: Coastalgrl: tempted to travel with my silicone 6 inch dildo

Go on...

This.

 

I could stand to hear a little more...
2012-12-18 10:08:45 PM  
1 vote:

clyph: God farking damn you, Fark.   Why did you have to fark up a perfectly good user interface?

 
 
WHAT???
 
That interface "problem" was only supposed to affect liters, NOT img.fark.net members!
 
Now I'm REALLY pissed!
 
DREW!!!
2012-12-18 09:39:57 PM  
1 vote:
**reads article**
 
**dials Attorney**
 
Mr. Attorney: "How may I help you?"
 
Me: "I am going for a walk tonight, would you like to join me?"
 
/Profit
2012-12-18 09:36:57 PM  
1 vote:

Mikey1969: jayhawk88: Someone please tell me you can find the stats on what kind of massive, shocking, unheard-of increase in crime a town of 26k could have, that would make cops walking around with AR-15's seem like a reasonable solution.

Not only that, but cops violating the Fourth Amendment while they're at it.



We stopped paying attention to those pesky "amendments" decades ago.
 
Get with the times, bro!
2012-12-18 09:36:16 PM  
1 vote:

TommyymmoT: "Criminals don't like being talked to."


When you have is a hammer, everyone looks like a criminal.
2012-12-18 09:32:03 PM  
1 vote:

brap: Amos Quito: [i1121.photobucket.com image 387x225]

 
 
That is the first and only time that meme has made me larf.
 
 
Made it this morning. Glad you liked it.  
 
Please feel free to steal and share.
2012-12-18 09:29:15 PM  
1 vote:

BronyMedic: Hmm. Paragould, AR, you say? That place makes Detroit look like a Paradise.

 
 
I see that I'm not needed here.
 
We drive down I-55 all the time and we swear never to get off at any exit between Blytheville and West Memphis mainly because they're trashy and full of people hopped up on meth.
 
All places of hopelessness and despair. Maybe this would actually be an improvement for these godforsaken hellholes.
2012-12-18 09:28:34 PM  
1 vote:
Arkansas is a beautiful state. It's a shame it's wasted on the Arkansans.
2012-12-18 09:27:51 PM  
1 vote:
No way this guy is insecure about the size of his dick.

www.paragoulddailypress.com
2012-12-18 09:27:17 PM  
1 vote:

Mr.Man: That's city cops on the mainland.Vancouver Island is an entirely different place.Equating cops in swat gear randomly hassling honest citizens to someone getting hassled over a bus ticket on city property is not even in the same league as this story.


Yeah, I'm from Quebec. To me, RCMP ain't city cops. Looks like they are outside of this benighted province.
2012-12-18 09:26:27 PM  
1 vote:
www.celebrities.com
2.bp.blogspot.com
2012-12-18 09:25:26 PM  
1 vote:

Godscrack: Police everywhere this morning when I drove into town. I counted at least 8 in a 10 mile drive, five had people pulled over.

I Never see that many out at one time.

They're using the holidays as an excuse to put road blocks everywhere.


They were going door to door early this morning (3 am), rousting everyone into big vans. I'm sure they had their reasons.
2012-12-18 09:24:48 PM  
1 vote:

Insatiable Jesus: HideAndGoFarkYourself: I'm sure I'll get flamed for this, because Fark hates cops regardless of what they do.  
 
I'm a cop, I'm also a member of our SWAT team.  The idea behind a SWAT team is to respond to those types of calls where there is a higher likelihood of violence or armed resistance to law enforcement.  Hostage rescue, high risk warrants, barricaded persons, sniper situations, dignitary protection, active shooters, etc are all things we train for.  My team operates in a very low key manner.  Most of our citizens know we're there, and see us as a necessary component of the public safety department.  Overuse of a team is bad, just as underuse of a team is.  There's a happy medium that needs to be established.  You don't want to use your team as a routine warrant service team, and you also don't want to NOT use your team when its use would be appropriate.
 
The police chief of this agency needs to be replaced, and quickly.  This is a gross misuse of your team, and if the officers are behaving as this paper is reporting they will be, they need to go as well.  If a person is simply out walking their dog in a high crime area, that's not an indicator of crime.  If a person happens to live in a high crime area and goes for a job, they should be free to do so without interruption by the police.
 
This department has clearly never heard of Terry v. Ohio, which states that people cannot be detained unless an officer has reasonable suspicion that they are, have, or will commit a crime.  Simply walking in a neighborhood with your dog, or taking a stroll after dinner with your wife, does not rise to the level of reasonable suspicion.
 
Furthermore, having your officers deployed in tactical gear, carrying carbines is an unreasonable show of force to combat what doesn't appear to be an increase in violent crime.  Nor, does it seem, is the increase in force and presence the natural reaction to a specific threat of violence.  If they'd received intelligence that there was ...



I won't get fired, just won't get promoted!
2012-12-18 09:20:02 PM  
1 vote:

HideAndGoFarkYourself: I'm sure I'll get flamed for this, because Fark hates cops regardless of what they do.  
 
I'm a cop, I'm also a member of our SWAT team.  The idea behind a SWAT team is to respond to those types of calls where there is a higher likelihood of violence or armed resistance to law enforcement.  Hostage rescue, high risk warrants, barricaded persons, sniper situations, dignitary protection, active shooters, etc are all things we train for.  My team operates in a very low key manner.  Most of our citizens know we're there, and see us as a necessary component of the public safety department.  Overuse of a team is bad, just as underuse of a team is.  There's a happy medium that needs to be established.  You don't want to use your team as a routine warrant service team, and you also don't want to NOT use your team when its use would be appropriate.
 
The police chief of this agency needs to be replaced, and quickly.  This is a gross misuse of your team, and if the officers are behaving as this paper is reporting they will be, they need to go as well.  If a person is simply out walking their dog in a high crime area, that's not an indicator of crime.  If a person happens to live in a high crime area and goes for a job, they should be free to do so without interruption by the police.
 
This department has clearly never heard of Terry v. Ohio, which states that people cannot be detained unless an officer has reasonable suspicion that they are, have, or will commit a crime.  Simply walking in a neighborhood with your dog, or taking a stroll after dinner with your wife, does not rise to the level of reasonable suspicion.
 
Furthermore, having your officers deployed in tactical gear, carrying carbines is an unreasonable show of force to combat what doesn't appear to be an increase in violent crime.  Nor, does it seem, is the increase in force and presence the natural reaction to a specific threat of violence.  If they'd received intelligence that there was going to be a school sh ...


You sound like a decent person with an understanding of how law enforcement should work in a sane community. So, when do you get fired?
2012-12-18 09:17:40 PM  
1 vote:

PreMortem: timujin: Relatively Obscure: I guess I'd end up getting my ass kicked handily and arrested :(

I'm a pretty cooperative and compliant kind of dude, but no.

This.

"If you're out walking, we're going to stop you, ask why you're out walking, check for your ID."

And I'm going to say, "because I can" and "No, you can't see my ID"

And then get my ass kicked handily and arrested, I'm sure.


Tazed, arrested, THEN ass kicked.


Deemed a terrorist, stripped of citizenship, renditioned to a black ops site, tortured, killed and disappeared.

Finished that for you.

Your family will be responsible for the disposal bill. You're welcome.
2012-12-18 09:15:21 PM  
1 vote:
As long as we don't have to quarter them in any homes in the city, i guess this is on the up and up.
2012-12-18 09:10:03 PM  
1 vote:

BronyMedic: It's the Meth problem there. It's gotten really bad in the last few months.


legalize it already.
2012-12-18 09:09:04 PM  
1 vote:

mittromneysdog: Well I know this can't be happening in Arkansas, because guns are really popular there, and the gun lobby told me that tyranny can't be imposed on an armed population. The story is clearly wrong.


Careful what you wish for, somebody who's already "on edge" might just decide to prove you wrong and light this powder keg.

/This is starting to get surreal
2012-12-18 09:04:42 PM  
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BronyMedic: Meth and the drug trade.


They should make that stuff illegal and ban it.

2012-12-18 09:01:36 PM  
1 vote:
Strength through unity. Unity through faith. Arkansas prevails!
2012-12-18 09:01:11 PM  
1 vote:
Tuesday, December 18, 2012 12:05 PM CST
Paragould police have canceled the remaining two town hall meetings that had been planned to discuss crime in Paragould after extensive public outcry over the department's controversial proposal to lower the crime rate.
2012-12-18 09:00:03 PM  
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iron_city_ap: Sonce I have nothing to hide, knock yourselves out.


i49.tinypic.com
2012-12-18 08:57:58 PM  
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Sonce I have nothing to hide, knock yourselves out.
2012-12-18 08:54:24 PM  
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dickfreckle: /I've always wondered which panty-pissing local was the one who was so shocked to see a pedestrian that she called the police


Girl on my facebook says she "calls 911 over everything" and urged others to do the same. She called 911 over her neighbors newspaper piling up. Woman was in the hospital.

These farked up southeasterners have a tax and a department for everything but they don't have a 311 non-emergency number.
2012-12-18 08:51:49 PM  
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<b><a href="http://www.fark.com/comments/7492612/81378675#c81378675" target="_blank">Honest Bender</a>:</b> <i>Seeing as how I live in California, the conversation would go as such:

Police: "Why are you out walking around?"
Me: "Because it's not against the law."
Police: "Can I see your ID?"
Me: "No."

Police: *any additional questions*
Me: "If I'm not under arrest, I'm ending this conversation and walking away. If I am under arrest, I want my lawyer."

/The end.</i>

Now, let me tell you what would happen if you did that in Paragould.

<img src="http://i.ytimg.com/vi/ogEvgD8Rwgg/0.jpg">

Paragould police are not nice people.
2012-12-18 08:48:18 PM  
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Seeing as how I live in California, the conversation would go as such:

Police: "Why are you out walking around?"
Me: "Because it's not against the law."
Police: "Can I see your ID?"
Me: "No."

Police: *any additional questions*
Me: "If I'm not under arrest, I'm ending this conversation and walking away. If I am under arrest, I want my lawyer."

/The end.
2012-12-18 08:47:52 PM  
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Wow, now I'm impressed:

Two Major League Baseball players were born in Paragould: Marlin Stuart (1918) and Weldon Bowlin (1940).

Famed bank robber and Kansas City Massacre figure Frank "Jelly" Nash lived in Paragould and is entombed in Linwood Cemetery.

Paragould's Capitol Theatre (now known as the Collins Theatre) hosted the 1941 world premiere of The Man Who Came to Dinner starring Bette Davis and Paragould's own Bill Justice, known as Richard Travis in Hollywood.

Home of long time Arkansas State Treasurer Jimmie Lou Fisher.

Singer and folk/country song writer, Iris DeMent was born and lived her first 3 years in Paragould.

B-Movie actress, 50's glamour girl and famed trick-shot golfer Jeanne Carmen was born in Paragould.
 

It's The Manhattan of the Ozarks!
2012-12-18 08:46:08 PM  
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jayhawk88: Someone please tell me you can find the stats on what kind of massive, shocking, unheard-of increase in crime a town of 26k could have, that would make cops walking around with AR-15's seem like a reasonable solution.


A new black family moved into town. It's the standard Arkansas response.
2012-12-18 08:45:39 PM  
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Attorney Curtis Hitt of the law firm of Hitt and Kidd

This is totally fake
2012-12-18 08:43:06 PM  
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www.teapartytribune.com

"What seems to be the problem officer?"
2012-12-18 08:43:00 PM  
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Vectron: Paragould, Arkansas



I'm gonna say they're preparing to apply to become a sister city to Detroit or Chicago?
 
/got nothing
2012-12-18 08:41:08 PM  
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Vectron: Paragould, Arkansas has only 25,000 people, but is one of the most dangerous towns in America.

According to statistics from city-data.com, Paragould has had a property crime index rating that is more than double the national average since 2007. Rapes, burglaries, thefts and assaults are also above the national average.

[www.opposingviews.com image 301x251]

So what is going on there?

 
I'm going to guess someone there needs to call...
 
The A-TEAM.
2012-12-18 08:35:12 PM  
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WTF is wrong with that newspaper's website? Do we need to send a liberal egghead down there to help them build a webpage that doesn't make an article unreadable by constantly re-formatting the text to accomodate the sizes of the two blurry assed pictures cylcing back and forth?

For those of you not from the South - A "high crime area" is anywhere with a lot of black people.
2012-12-18 08:31:32 PM  
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I don't see the problem with this.

They are just going to walk up to you and demand to see your papers.
2012-12-18 07:45:31 PM  
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penthesilea: **Guy out for his morning run puts on his headphones and starts down the street.

**Cop spots the guy and yells for him to stop and show his ID.

**Guy doesn't hear the order and continues running down the street.


Now in this particular town does the cop run after the guy? Shoot the guy? Shrug and keep walking?


Does the guy have Skittles and iced tea?
2012-12-18 06:50:04 PM  
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ACLU Lawsuit in... I mean, raid on ACLU offices in 3... 2... 1...
2012-12-18 06:45:55 PM  
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BronyMedic: Hell, I've never heard of a city department being prohibited BY THE STATE from speed trapping until I heard about Tyronza.


One of the few things Ohio ever did right... You get nailed being corrupt enough, they take away the whole town!

New Rome
2012-12-18 06:12:59 PM  
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wee: BronyMedic: Yeah. They pretty much need it up there.

The guy states he's going to lock people up for walking in public. The 1st, 4th, and 5th amendments have a giant farking problem with that.

Find another solution what doesn't shiat all over the bill of rights, maybe?


I was referring to the heavily armored guys in body armor. Not that.

revrendjim: Holy crap. I'm white, so I might have a chance, but jesus that's farked up.


The farked up thing? Supposedly in talking with people in that area, he whole thing was caught on the squad car camera, and it went down exactly as they said it did. Double-jointed guy slid out of the cuffs, and popped himself in the face.
2012-12-18 05:27:38 PM  
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Yeah this makes me feel all warm and fuzzy.
2012-12-18 05:24:35 PM  
1 vote:
ACLU travel agent postponing his xmas break.

/fortunately he's jewish
2012-12-18 05:15:24 PM  
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revrendjim: The correct answer is "That's none of your business. Am I being detained? Am I free to leave now?"


You're likely to shoot yourself in the face while handcuffed in the back of a squad car if you do that up in that corner of Arkansas.
2012-12-18 05:04:05 PM  
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Hahhahaha holy shiat... statistics as probable cause
2012-12-18 05:03:50 PM  
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Stovall said while some people may be offended by the actions of his department, they should not be.

"We're going to do it to everybody," he said.


Oh, since they're doing it to everybody there shouldn't be a problem.

Papiere, Bitte
2012-12-18 05:03:24 PM  
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2012-12-18 05:00:30 PM  
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"To ask you for your ID, I have to have a reason," he said. "Well, I've got statistical reasons that say I've got a lot of crime right now, which gives me probable cause to ask what you're doing out. Then when I add that people are scared...then that gives us even more [reason] to ask why are you here and what are you doing in this area."

uh, i don't think that's how probable cause works.
2012-12-18 04:58:22 PM  
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Dancin_In_Anson: Next, the populace is disarmed...for the children.


Oh? I thought this would be the exact thing you'd like- a no nonsense, if you are innocent you've done nothing to fear style law enforcement.

This is a red state southern strategy facism showing its ugly head.
2012-12-18 04:51:11 PM  
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This seems rational. Is this the kind of freedom the NRA is fighting for?
2012-12-18 04:42:59 PM  
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Apos: Would a laminated library card suffice?


thegrio.files.wordpress.com

"I would just like to say I approve this message."
2012-12-18 03:36:58 PM  
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Someone please tell me you can find the stats on what kind of massive, shocking, unheard-of increase in crime a town of 26k could have, that would make cops walking around with AR-15's seem like a reasonable solution.
 
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