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(Daily News Journal)   Man wanting "Suicide by Cop" settles for Unexpected Foam In Abdomen   (dnj.com) divider line 7
    More: Interesting, suicide-by-cops, police chiefs, Michael Cowger  
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2013-04-10 11:44:45 PM
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Jeeze. Used to be a police sniper would take you out with a 7.62mm round, but I guess they're just foaming it in these days.
2013-04-12 01:56:19 AM
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hardinparamedic: Awesome T-Shirt: CALEA is a waste of money and is only meant to employ retired admin types.

Funny how those departments tend to have less problems with the public than non CoALEA departments, isn't it?

It's almost as if holding ones self up to a higher standard tends to mean you attract better candidates and people to the job.

iq_in_binary: Like I said, hope to god if you have to have a sniper taking out the guy with a pistol to your head that you're in a major and at least somewhat liberal city or one of its suburbs. Otherwise you're just as likely to be shot by the sniper as the hostage taker.

For all it's stupidity, NYPD has a supurb SRT - NYPD Rescue. Not only are they SWAT, but also Paramedics, Firefighters, and Rescue Technicians.

Our guys in Shelby County are pretty good, but they tend to go less up against crazies, and more up against bangers with the firepower of a third world nation.


I know this is unlikely to get a response from you, but meh.

CALEA, with no o, has the Seattle Police Department as one of the departments accredited by them. You want to talk about an agency with problems?

Second of all, NYPD ESU personnel are not firefighters and most of them aren't paramedics either.
2013-04-11 01:02:19 AM
1 votes:

WhoopAssWayne: FARK rebel soldier:  Do not want.

The weird thing is that he looks *exactly* like the dude I bought a mattress from yesterday - I keed you not.


A foam mattress?
2013-04-10 11:34:01 PM
1 votes:
He was shot with 40mm plastic-bodied foam-nosed slug, and the foam nose was filled with concentrated pepper powder.  Sounds like something out of a Jackass film.  I'd like to see that in a super slo-mo replay.
2013-04-10 10:54:02 PM
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Smyrna Police Chief Kevin Arnold

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I always wondered what happened to that kid.
2013-04-10 10:17:53 PM
1 votes:
and was given the all-clear to shoot Cowger with direct impact foam rounds

I guess that is better than the indirect impact foam rounds.  They sometimes take all day to get there and even when they reach their target you are still not completely sure.
2013-04-10 09:45:58 PM
1 votes:
He wanted suicide by cop? Then he should have painted his face black and rode around in a pickup truck full of newspaper deliveries.
 
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