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(Minneapolis Star Tribune)   He ran over fleeing suspects, fell asleep on duty, and stole corkscrews from a neighborhood pizza joint. Still, there goes the best damn police officer the city of Hastings ever had   (startribune.com) divider line 36
    More: Stupid, Police Chief Paul Schnell, Rene Doffing  
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2013-01-09 11:31:45 AM
LOL
 
2013-01-09 11:34:39 AM
content.internetvideoarchive.com
 
2013-01-09 11:34:44 AM
Hahahaha
 
2013-01-09 11:36:16 AM
Embattled Hastings police officer agrees to resign next year

Ha!
 
2013-01-09 11:36:45 AM
They should give him a metal, then electrify it.
 
2013-01-09 11:38:23 AM
He will have 20 years of service by his retirement date, Police Chief Paul Schnell said Tuesday.

fark that. jackass doesn't deserve the pension. (I'm assuming that's why the 20 years issue was mentioned).

/ i need to work for the government and get paid to retire for farking up.
 
2013-01-09 11:44:19 AM
If the guy you're chasing is stupid enough to run in a straight line run his ass over.
 
2013-01-09 11:45:21 AM
Nothing like rewarding bad behaviour and incompetence.

Hey, maybe he can run for the Next American Idol, or as it's known now, The Orfice of the Prezidunt of The Umited Stakes.
 
2013-01-09 11:48:30 AM

pute kisses like a man: He will have 20 years of service by his retirement date, Police Chief Paul Schnell said Tuesday.

fark that. jackass doesn't deserve the pension. (I'm assuming that's why the 20 years issue was mentioned).

/ i need to work for the government and get paid to retire for farking up.


Ever heard of a "golden parachute?"

Does the name James Keyes ring a bell?

I suspect no and no. Private industry rewards fark ups several orders of magnitude greater than the govt does (im not counting private contractors)
 
2013-01-09 11:52:17 AM
A spokesperson for the police union was quoted as saying:

"We agree with the decision to let him go. You don't run over a white suspect."
 
2013-01-09 11:52:38 AM

RedVentrue: They should give him a metal, then electrify it.


What sort of metal? Steel, or lead? If it's lead, they may not need to electrify it.
 
2013-01-09 11:58:11 AM

pute kisses like a man: He will have 20 years of service by his retirement date, Police Chief Paul Schnell said Tuesday.

fark that. jackass doesn't deserve the pension. (I'm assuming that's why the 20 years issue was mentioned).

/ i need to work for the government and get paid to retire for farking up.


THIS

I've only worked in private industry...with no "good 'ol boy" connections on my part. Any egregious farking up on my account would lead to an immediate firing....

/ have seen co-workers fired for some very petty things
// the perils of "at-will" employment, I guess...
 
2013-01-09 11:58:26 AM

uncleacid: If the guy you're chasing is stupid enough to run in a straight line run his ass over.


Kinda like when I saw Christine. "OK, so a possessed car is after you, what do you do? Of course, you run down the middle of the highway."
 
2013-01-09 11:58:29 AM
Ah yes, the arbitrator. A bad cop's best friend. We had two Lieutenants here in OKC that were fired for playing golf on duty. The city documented hundreds of hours spent on the golf course while on duty. It was so bad the golf course keep a cart just so when other cops needed something signed they could use it to roam the course looking for the guys. Of course they both appealed the firing. After a year, both were given their job back by an arbitrator with a years back pay.
 
2013-01-09 12:09:01 PM
They agreed to drop the fingernail clipper diversion charge.
 
2013-01-09 12:13:01 PM
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Perhaps the Second Best Damn Police Officer is behind all of this.
/tak
 
2013-01-09 12:18:08 PM

RedVentrue: They should give him a metal, then electrify it.


Metal?  These guys are on it!

userserve-ak.last.fm
 
2013-01-09 12:22:39 PM
Embattled Hastings police officer

You know who else...?
www.bbc.co.uk
 
2013-01-09 12:22:49 PM
You ever heard of a fella by the name of Bill Braskey?!?
 
2013-01-09 12:29:00 PM

mpopowich: You ever heard of a fella by the name of Bill Braskey?!?


He has a toenail on the end of his penis.
 
2013-01-09 12:29:55 PM
In all honesty, the last two I backed over with my car. Luckily, they turned out to be drug dealers.
 
2013-01-09 12:48:10 PM
t1.gstatic.com
 
2013-01-09 12:49:10 PM
i478.photobucket.com


What a lazy cop looks like
 
2013-01-09 12:49:19 PM

mortimer_ford: In all honesty, the last two I backed over with my car. Luckily, they turned out to be drug dealers.


Well, at least you saved Jesse's ass.
 
2013-01-09 01:02:14 PM

Just another Heartland Weirdass: pute kisses like a man: He will have 20 years of service by his retirement date, Police Chief Paul Schnell said Tuesday.

fark that. jackass doesn't deserve the pension. (I'm assuming that's why the 20 years issue was mentioned).

/ i need to work for the government and get paid to retire for farking up.

Ever heard of a "golden parachute?"

Does the name James Keyes ring a bell?

I suspect no and no. Private industry rewards fark ups several orders of magnitude greater than the govt does (im not counting private contractors)


not everyone becomes a CEO, and I don't think the private sector is having any problems firing everyone from the middle and below.
 
2013-01-09 01:38:48 PM
Kind of hard to tell from the article.  Some of those so called infractions could be anything without knowing the full story.  Hitting a suspect with your car?  I can see that happening, in fact I have seen it happen on COPS a few times, it all depends on the circumstances.

Falling asleep on duty?  Big deal, who's never dozed of at work? I'm sure sitting in your squad car at 3am with nothing going on it's kind of hard not to. As for the corkscrew thing, it says he was acquitted of that so I'm not even sure why it's mentioned.

Sounds like they didn't like the guy but couldn't come up with enough to actually fire him.
 
2013-01-09 02:20:48 PM

MBooda: Embattled Hastings police officer

You know who else...?


/William of Orange !!
 
2013-01-09 02:29:04 PM

pute kisses like a man: Just another Heartland Weirdass: pute kisses like a man: He will have 20 years of service by his retirement date, Police Chief Paul Schnell said Tuesday.

fark that. jackass doesn't deserve the pension. (I'm assuming that's why the 20 years issue was mentioned).

/ i need to work for the government and get paid to retire for farking up.

Ever heard of a "golden parachute?"

Does the name James Keyes ring a bell?

I suspect no and no. Private industry rewards fark ups several orders of magnitude greater than the govt does (im not counting private contractors)

not everyone becomes a CEO, and I don't think the private sector is having any problems firing everyone from the middle and below.


You (partially) read my mind. Private sector tends to fire (or punish in other ways) the middle and below, while govt does not. BUT private sector tends to reward people at or near the very top for deplorable behavior. I would argue that the heads of multinationals do more damage than random yokel cops. And in fact big business can actually make govts their biatch. See also "bannana republic"
 
2013-01-09 02:46:36 PM

Just another Heartland Weirdass: pute kisses like a man: Just another Heartland Weirdass: pute kisses like a man: He will have 20 years of service by his retirement date, Police Chief Paul Schnell said Tuesday.

fark that. jackass doesn't deserve the pension. (I'm assuming that's why the 20 years issue was mentioned).

/ i need to work for the government and get paid to retire for farking up.

Ever heard of a "golden parachute?"

Does the name James Keyes ring a bell?

I suspect no and no. Private industry rewards fark ups several orders of magnitude greater than the govt does (im not counting private contractors)

not everyone becomes a CEO, and I don't think the private sector is having any problems firing everyone from the middle and below.

You (partially) read my mind. Private sector tends to fire (or punish in other ways) the middle and below, while govt does not. BUT private sector tends to reward people at or near the very top for deplorable behavior. I would argue that the heads of multinationals do more damage than random yokel cops. And in fact big business can actually make govts their biatch. See also "bannana republic"


it's not so much that they are rewarded for their deplorable conduct. when hiring a CEO, it is presumed that this potential officer is in high demand. therefore, he negotiates all sorts of safeguards, terms, termination limitations, termination bonuses, etc for his own security. otherwise, he won't go be your CEO.

the fundamental problem is that people have this tendency to think that very few people are very good at what they do, thus those very few are a rare commodity. with this in mind, corporations give potential officers so much bargaining power, that they essentially negotiate away their ability to fire the officer without paying a huge termination fee.

so, they are rewarded with an awesome contract. then they fark up, and get paid out pursuant to the contract. or, paid out to settle the contract issues to prevent litigation.

the reward is granted upfront, to be reaped after farking it all up.
 
2013-01-09 03:42:23 PM
Thank you, come again!
 
2013-01-09 04:05:19 PM

ReapTheChaos: Falling asleep on duty? Big deal, who's never dozed of at work? I'm sure sitting in your squad car at 3am with nothing going on it's kind of hard not to. As for the corkscrew thing, it says he was acquitted of that so I'm not even sure why it's mentioned.


You're right about the corkscrew, but falling asleep in his patrol car was a pretty big screwup. Not too long ago a cop in a nearby city got shot while sitting in his squad car, and he wasn't even asleep. Sleeping in the cop car is a real good way for a cop to get jumped.
 
2013-01-09 05:02:34 PM

pute kisses like a man: Just another Heartland Weirdass: pute kisses like a man: Just another Heartland Weirdass: pute kisses like a man: He will have 20 years of service by his retirement date, Police Chief Paul Schnell said Tuesday.

fark that. jackass doesn't deserve the pension. (I'm assuming that's why the 20 years issue was mentioned).

/ i need to work for the government and get paid to retire for farking up.

Ever heard of a "golden parachute?"

Does the name James Keyes ring a bell?

I suspect no and no. Private industry rewards fark ups several orders of magnitude greater than the govt does (im not counting private contractors)

not everyone becomes a CEO, and I don't think the private sector is having any problems firing everyone from the middle and below.

You (partially) read my mind. Private sector tends to fire (or punish in other ways) the middle and below, while govt does not. BUT private sector tends to reward people at or near the very top for deplorable behavior. I would argue that the heads of multinationals do more damage than random yokel cops. And in fact big business can actually make govts their biatch. See also "bannana republic"

it's not so much that they are rewarded for their deplorable conduct. when hiring a CEO, it is presumed that this potential officer is in high demand. therefore, he negotiates all sorts of safeguards, terms, termination limitations, termination bonuses, etc for his own security. otherwise, he won't go be your CEO.

the fundamental problem is that people have this tendency to think that very few people are very good at what they do, thus those very few are a rare commodity. with this in mind, corporations give potential officers so much bargaining power, that they essentially negotiate away their ability to fire the officer without paying a huge termination fee.

so, they are rewarded with an awesome contract. then they fark up, and get paid out pursuant to the contract. or, paid out to settle the contract issues to prevent litigation.

the reward is granted upfront, to be reaped after farking it all up.


Well put. And I believe you are correct in a strictly legal sense: they were not rewarded for the behavior as CEO, they were compensated according a binding contract negotiated beforehand. But I think that is irrelevant

Let's say my neighbors house is on fire and I just so happen to be a fireman. I walk up and say, I can put the fire out. I have put out countless fires blah blah. Just guarantee that you will give me $5000 dollars and not hold me liable for any loss of your property or failing to put the fire out. If you don't like it, then I will happily walk away and let the place burn.

So he signs. He is in a terrible position to negotiate, after all. And instead of making any attempt to extinguish the fire, I actually pour gas on everything and laugh. The home is a total loss. Then I sue him for the money.

The fact that I got the money not as a result of my pouring gas on his burning house, but due to my superior position in negotiations and my reputation as a good firefighter does not mean that I did not act deplorably and get rewarded.
 
2013-01-09 08:49:46 PM

walkerhound: RedVentrue: They should give him a metal, then electrify it.

What sort of metal? Steel, or lead? If it's lead, they may not need to electrify it.


I'm not picky.
 
2013-01-09 08:53:07 PM

ReapTheChaos: Kind of hard to tell from the article.  Some of those so called infractions could be anything without knowing the full story.  Hitting a suspect with your car?  I can see that happening, in fact I have seen it happen on COPS a few times, it all depends on the circumstances.

Falling asleep on duty?  Big deal, who's never dozed of at work? I'm sure sitting in your squad car at 3am with nothing going on it's kind of hard not to. As for the corkscrew thing, it says he was acquitted of that so I'm not even sure why it's mentioned.

Sounds like they didn't like the guy but couldn't come up with enough to actually fire him.


Maybe he was too big to fail?
 
2013-01-10 02:13:49 AM

Just another Heartland Weirdass: pute kisses like a man: Just another Heartland Weirdass: pute kisses like a man: He will have 20 years of service by his retirement date, Police Chief Paul Schnell said Tuesday.

fark that. jackass doesn't deserve the pension. (I'm assuming that's why the 20 years issue was mentioned).

/ i need to work for the government and get paid to retire for farking up.

Ever heard of a "golden parachute?"

Does the name James Keyes ring a bell?

I suspect no and no. Private industry rewards fark ups several orders of magnitude greater than the govt does (im not counting private contractors)

not everyone becomes a CEO, and I don't think the private sector is having any problems firing everyone from the middle and below.

You (partially) read my mind. Private sector tends to fire (or punish in other ways) the middle and below, while govt does not. BUT private sector tends to reward people at or near the very top for deplorable behavior. I would argue that the heads of multinationals do more damage than random yokel cops. And in fact big business can actually make govts their biatch. See also "bannana republic"


It's all about connections.
 
2013-01-10 11:36:23 AM

Just another Heartland Weirdass: The fact that I got the money not as a result of my pouring gas on his burning house, but due to my superior position in negotiations and my reputation as a good firefighter does not mean that I did not act deplorably and get rewarded.


perhaps you have presented a nice argument why the free market is not the perfect vehicle to solve all of society's problems. some invisible hand or downright state control helps in certain moments, even though, I bet a free market fire department would make more money.
 
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