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2013-03-19 10:59:22 AM
At least it was short.
 
2013-03-19 10:59:34 AM
 
2013-03-19 11:19:12 AM
I liked the part where the cop had to sponge vomit out of the backseat of his patrol car.
 
2013-03-19 11:20:55 AM
I bet they actually paid a "videographer" for this and he went to town with his cracked copy of Sony Vegas
 
2013-03-19 11:24:28 AM
With a soundtrack that really makes you think, bro.

"Do you want it?" is bad-ass enough,.
But then switch it up with  "Do you need it?"???

They don't write 'em like that any more, bro. F'kin PUMPED. Seriously!
 
2013-03-19 11:30:09 AM
Among the other shining examples of ill-conceived concepts that this film champions, I like how wrapping a stop sign in caution tape is "professional" and walking down a sidewalk and riding a bike down some stairs are "progressive." However, the solarized landscape near the end sold it for me. Where the fark do I sign up to police such a post-apocalyptic hellscape?

/Needed some zombies and hippy bashing.
 
2013-03-19 11:31:40 AM
Only truly awful thing was the whole "ELITE" scene.

One guy pointing a gun, 2 standing aroun behind him with hands on hips and another holding a door open with his off hand.

Yeah. Elite.
 
2013-03-19 11:39:47 AM
You too can be a douchbag of one, join the police today.
 
2013-03-19 11:40:45 AM
Eh, a bit over-blown. I live in Iowa City and didn't know about the, ahem, 'elite' stuff. Usually it's more of the keystone cops variety of elite. On the upside, I've actually worked with one of the cops in that video; good guy.
 
2013-03-19 11:53:26 AM
Training exercises and busting college kids.  ELITE.
 
2013-03-19 11:57:22 AM
Needs more cowbell.
 
2013-03-19 12:00:11 PM

seelorq: Among the other shining examples of ill-conceived concepts that this film champions, I like how wrapping a stop sign in caution tape is "professional" and walking down a sidewalk and riding a bike down some stairs are "progressive." However, the solarized landscape near the end sold it for me. Where the fark do I sign up to police such a post-apocalyptic hellscape?

/Needed some zombies and hippy bashing.


Why do I think I'd catch a good ass-beating/fine if I ever rode a bike down stairs in front of a cop?
 
2013-03-19 12:01:46 PM
Where are the clips that show them shooting dogs and people?
 
2013-03-19 12:14:05 PM

gfbabbitt: Eh, a bit over-blown. I live in Iowa City and didn't know about the, ahem, 'elite' stuff. Usually it's more of the keystone cops variety of elite. On the upside, I've actually worked with one of the cops in that video; good guy.


Have you pointed out to him that the video doesn't exactly show cops in a good, or even useful, light? You should probably do that.
 
2013-03-19 12:36:26 PM
If you have POLICE written all over you in bright yellow, what's the point of camouflage?
 
2013-03-19 12:44:21 PM

wellreadneck: If you have POLICE written all over you in bright yellow, what's the point of camouflage?


Because without it they WOULDN'T LOOK AS X-TREME!!!!
 
2013-03-19 12:45:17 PM
I see they managed to work in some shots of the single woman on the force.  They should rescheduled the shoot for the day the black guy wasn't out on vacation though.  You should have at least one minority on screen when displaying "progressive".

/the "elite" guy looks kind of drunk
 
2013-03-19 12:49:04 PM

seelorq: Among the other shining examples of ill-conceived concepts that this film champions, I like how wrapping a stop sign in caution tape is "professional" and walking down a sidewalk and riding a bike down some stairs are "progressive." However, the solarized landscape near the end sold it for me. Where the fark do I sign up to police such a post-apocalyptic hellscape?

/Needed some zombies and hippy bashing.


I kept thinking "each of these needs an asterisk with small text at the bottom reading 'video unrelated'".
 
2013-03-19 12:49:20 PM

wellreadneck: If you have POLICE written all over you in bright yellow, what's the point of camouflage?


I'd imagine that the company who made it does most of their business in the form of mass produced camo for the military and/or hunters.  When our local department looked at buying new gear all the forest camo stuff was cheaper than the SOCOM black style stuff.  The pricing seemed to be winter/forest/jungle is the cheapest, then desert, then solid black/dark blue, and urban camo is the most expensive.

/we went with off the shelf "Finnish ski trooper" camo and then had a local company do the 'Police" markings.
//on the town council so I saw all the paperwork to approve it, not a cop
 
2013-03-19 12:54:09 PM
No officer, I do not consent to a search. Am I free to go? Or are you detaining me?
 
2013-03-19 12:55:13 PM
I wonder if they got permission to use that song. They sure didnt give any credits.

/but if your 14 year old downloads a bieber ---> eleventy billion dollars plox.
 
2013-03-19 12:55:35 PM
The song said "open the door," and at the exact same time, the guys in the video opened a door.

These guys are wizards.
 
2013-03-19 12:57:27 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: Only truly awful thing was the whole "ELITE" scene.

One guy pointing a gun, 2 standing aroun behind him with hands on hips and another holding a door open with his off hand.

Yeah. Elite.


Don't forget the awkward and late entry by the second guy in the very next scene.
 
2013-03-19 01:03:01 PM
It's not a video, but if you want good design for a police department, look at this web site for Milwaukee.

http://www.milwaukeepolicenews.com/#menu=home-page
 
2013-03-19 01:13:16 PM

ha-ha-guy: I see they managed to work in some shots of the single woman on the force.  They should rescheduled the shoot for the day the black guy wasn't out on vacation though.  You should have at least one minority on screen when displaying "progressive".

/the "elite" guy looks kind of drunk


What they need to do is hire a female minority... kill 2 birds with one stone that way.
 
2013-03-19 01:14:19 PM

JPINFV: ha-ha-guy: I see they managed to work in some shots of the single woman on the force.  They should rescheduled the shoot for the day the black guy wasn't out on vacation though.  You should have at least one minority on screen when displaying "progressive".

/the "elite" guy looks kind of drunk

What they need to do is hire a female minority... kill 2 birds with one stone that way.


That just seems flashy.
 
2013-03-19 02:08:55 PM
They should get over themselves.  It is a college town.  All they do is bust kids for public intoxication.  Also being used to Chicago cops that tend to not give a f I found them to be compete dicks when I lived there.  And go Hawkeyes!
 
2013-03-19 02:43:29 PM
I'm not exactly a prison planet reading, ron paul supporting, anonymous-in-a-guy-fawles-mask wack job, but I do think all of this paramilitary tactical business is a bit unnerving.  They're the police, not the secret police.
 
2013-03-19 03:17:06 PM

fickenchucker: It's not a video, but if you want good design for a police department, look at this web site for Milwaukee.

http://www.milwaukeepolicenews.com/#menu=home-page


I gotta admit that is a cool cop website.
 
2013-03-19 03:18:59 PM

FormlessOne: gfbabbitt: Eh, a bit over-blown. I live in Iowa City and didn't know about the, ahem, 'elite' stuff. Usually it's more of the keystone cops variety of elite. On the upside, I've actually worked with one of the cops in that video; good guy.

Have you pointed out to him that the video doesn't exactly show cops in a good, or even useful, light? You should probably do that.


Agreed! Especially as he's one of the cops I know who's interested in mental health issues (my field)....
 
2013-03-19 03:20:15 PM
"Who wants to get tased?"
 
2013-03-19 03:57:03 PM
blog.stevienova.com
 
2013-03-19 04:09:39 PM

Kendoway: I liked the part where the cop had to sponge vomit out of the backseat of his patrol car.


Cops don't do that, Jail trustees do.
 
2013-03-19 04:38:40 PM

Caspertoo: fickenchucker: It's not a video, but if you want good design for a police department, look at this web site for Milwaukee.

http://www.milwaukeepolicenews.com/#menu=home-page

I gotta admit that is a cool cop website.


An outside ad agency did it pro bono.

Cops aren't known for their mad graphic arts skills, so unless someone wants to do projects for them, they have to struggle with some sergeant or captain spearheading things on old PCs.
 
2013-03-19 04:56:35 PM

fickenchucker: It's not a video, but if you want good design for a police department, look at this web site for Milwaukee.

http://www.milwaukeepolicenews.com/#menu=home-page


They really love their assault weapon rifles.
 
2013-03-19 05:15:56 PM

jigger: fickenchucker: It's not a video, but if you want good design for a police department, look at this web site for Milwaukee.

http://www.milwaukeepolicenews.com/#menu=home-page

They really love their assault weapon rifles.



You would, too, if you wandered certain areas of Milwaukee.
 
2013-03-19 05:27:53 PM
I have a buddy getting out of the military soon and he wants to pursue a career in law enforcement.  I've tried, unsuccessfully, to dissuade them.
 
2013-03-19 05:57:31 PM
"KNOW YOUR DOPE FIEND. YOUR LIFE MAY DEPEND ON IT! You will not be able to see his eyes because of the Tea-Shades, but his knuckles will be white from inner tension and his pants will be crusted with semen from constantly jacking off when he can't find a rape victim. He will stagger and babble when questioned. He will not respect your badge. The Dope Fiend fears nothing. He will attack, for no reason, with every weapon at his command-including yours. BEWARE. Any officer apprehending a suspected marijuana addict should use all necessary force immediately. One stitch in time (on him) will usually save nine on you. Good luck."
-The Chief
 
2013-03-19 06:05:25 PM

jigger: They really love their assault weapon rifles.


Is this akin to that image where they show multiple different firearms (rifles, assault rifles, pistols...) and all are labeled "assault rifle"?
 
2013-03-19 06:29:36 PM

burber: [blog.stevienova.com image 200x142]


MORE STAR WIPE
 
2013-03-19 06:40:58 PM

numbone: Needs more cowbell.


+1
 
2013-03-19 06:56:20 PM

Jim from Saint Paul: Only truly awful thing was the whole "ELITE" scene.

One guy pointing a gun, 2 standing aroun behind him with hands on hips and another holding a door open with his off hand.

Yeah. Elite.


...and the whole "door open" strategy was really a "get your point man just absolutely lit up with bullets" strategy.
 
2013-03-19 07:05:15 PM
I'm glad they're dispensing with the ridiculous myth that police are supposed to be a positive and benevolent part of the civic and community fabric, and instead are portraying the reality that they are an adversarial paramilitary combat squad which will be brutally inflicted upon all of us.
 
2013-03-19 07:26:21 PM

bugmn99: With a soundtrack that really makes you think, bro.

"Do you want it?" is bad-ass enough,.
But then switch it up with  "Do you need it?"???

They don't write 'em like that any more, bro. F'kin PUMPED. Seriously!


Dude! It was the theme song for Wrestlemania 23 so you know it's farking extreme!

/Also noticed how these guys enter doors fully facing their target instead of standing sideways. Where did these guys learn their tactics, WoW raids?
 
2013-03-19 07:57:22 PM
There is no way this is a real recruiting video. It's a home-made job done by an absolute beginner. Poorly edited and with every transition and effect he could find in his little tin-pot freeware video editing program. Probably some kid who has a hard-on for police work trying to attract some attention. I hope you guys checked your sources before publishing this, as a professional TV news editor I will guarantee you, you've been had.
 
2013-03-19 07:58:32 PM
I bet this video will recruit a ton of cops in 1997.


needs star wipe.
 
2013-03-19 08:02:37 PM

rocknews: There is no way this is a real recruiting video. It's a home-made job done by an absolute beginner. Poorly edited and with every transition and effect he could find in his little tin-pot freeware video editing program. Probably some kid who has a hard-on for police work trying to attract some attention. I hope you guys checked your sources before publishing this, as a professional TV news editor I will guarantee you, you've been had.


It's on the department's  website.

As "a professional TV news editor" you should "check it out" before you make statements like that, which really make you look like an idiot.
 
2013-03-19 08:05:57 PM

Oh_Enough_Already: As "a professional TV news editor" you should "check it out" before you make statements like that, which really make you look like an idiot.


That's why he's the editor and not the reporter.
 
2013-03-19 09:50:32 PM
Then I feel sorry for the department, its officers and the taxpayers who are funding this garbage.
 
2013-03-19 10:08:02 PM
Oh man, did you see it when, and then that, but it really went-- blam, fark, canines, paperwork, drills, fark yeah!! In motherfarkin' I.O.W.A.

Also ...

Oh_Enough_Already: rocknews: There is no way this is a real recruiting video. It's a home-made job done by an absolute beginner. Poorly edited and with every transition and effect he could find in his little tin-pot freeware video editing program. Probably some kid who has a hard-on for police work trying to attract some attention. I hope you guys checked your sources before publishing this, as a professional TV news editor I will guarantee you, you've been had.

It's on the department's  website.

As "a professional TV news editor" you should "check it out" before you make statements like that, which really make you look like an idiot.


www.allfordmustangs.com
 
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