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(Newser)   Newtown police force gets Christmas Day off. Cops from nearby communities step in   (newser.com) divider line 8
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2012-12-25 01:49:13 PM
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BravadoGT: SilentStrider: Wow. Thats... Awesome. Deserved hero tag.

How exactly are the Newton cops "heroes?"


Well, it might refer to the police from other communities who gave up their Christmas holiday to make this happen.

/Or maybe it is overused and should be reserved exclusively for Farkers typing anonymously.
2012-12-25 02:57:13 PM
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SilentStrider: duffblue: A hero is somebody who does his job even when he doesn't want to. Thanks Weaver95 for clearing that up. I guess we can consider the soldiers marching the Jews into the gas chambers heroes because they were just doing their job, even though they didn't want to.


Merry Christmas.


i.qkme.me
2012-12-25 08:49:14 PM
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pissnmoan: Jurisdictional problems. Not really. Just swear them in at the new jurisdiction. Good to go.

Newtown police arrived at the scene very quickly when notified. They went in the building immediatly (unlike Columbine where police dithered around outside for quite awhile). I read somewhere that the shooter killed himself soon after learning Police were in the building. So, I have no problem calling Watertown police heroes. At the time, Newtown police went into a building I wouldn't have gone into because I would have been very busy pissing myself. That quick action probably saved a bunch of lives because the shooter was far from low on ammo when he died. Newtown police did a fine job at the scene during and after the crime. They also had to contend with a media circus of reporters trying to get their noses in peoples very private business. A police officer was assigned to each grieving family for this reason. I imagine all police personnel worked as many hours as they could stand. Personally, I find the inability to give positive recognition to the people of Watertown, all of them, to be a serious personality defect. They have handled this horrible episode with considerable grace. The professionals have been professional and I can find no fault with their performance.

It is laudable that neighboring town police departments would fill in on Christmas Day to give their peers a moments rest. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.


I don't know much about the story of what happened, but from what you wrote, I can see giving them a day off sure.

As far as awarding the hero tag, I don't see that one. Sure it sucks you did all that, but lets be honest, police get so many benefits and perks, it comes with the territory. My hats off to them, but it's still their job. If it's too much, they are free to quit at any time. Just make sure they hang up their gun, benefits packages, retirement, job security, social bj's from everyone fawning over them when they are out and about, and usage of authority whenever it suits them (ok so the last one only some are guilty of). It's still rough, and they deserve every benefit they get. But hero tag? I don't think so. A hero is the teacher who hid her kids and died. A cop comin in armed and with backup...awesome, amazing, worthy of laurels. But not quite a hero. Hero is a special word tossed around too much these days.

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2012-12-25 05:20:57 PM
1 votes:

Wayne 985: Since we're all defining heroes, let me dork out and quote the great Batman, since it seems appropriate:

"A hero can be anyone. Even someone who does something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders, to let him know the world hadn't ended."


You're towing a nuclear bomb, what are you The Riddler? Just tell him you're Bruce Wayne and move!
2012-12-25 03:13:35 PM
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here to help: Frankly I think all of your faces are made of boogers.


I am rubber and you are glue. Whatever you say  bounces off me and sticks to  you.
2012-12-25 02:14:18 PM
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duffblue: A hero is somebody who does his job even when he doesn't want to. Thanks Weaver95 for clearing that up. I guess we can consider the soldiers marching the Jews into the gas chambers heroes because they were just doing their job, even though they didn't want to.


Well, bless your heart.
2012-12-25 01:55:42 PM
1 votes:

twobux: BravadoGT: SilentStrider: Wow. Thats... Awesome. Deserved hero tag.

How exactly are the Newton cops "heroes?"

There's always one douchebag in every crowd. Merry Christmas.


Except on Fark.

They travel in single file to hide their numbers.
2012-12-25 01:46:54 PM
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duffblue: A hero is somebody who does his job even when he doesn't want to. Thanks Weaver95 for clearing that up. I guess we can consider the soldiers marching the Jews into the gas chambers heroes because they were just doing their job, even though they didn't want to.



Merry Christmas.
 
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