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(Daily Mail)   Twelve-year-old boy to police officer parked illegally: "I want to see your badge number" (w/video)   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 302
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2013-05-06 07:52:04 PM  
Another cop who thinks he's above the law. What a shock. You can't park in the sidewalk because you've got the munchies Officer Paunch.
 
2013-05-06 08:02:44 PM  
I'm not sure why the officer refused to give his badge number, what's the point of that?  It's not like the kid is going to put him under citizen's arrest or that anything is going to happen if the kid calls in a complaint.  Now he just looks like another asshole who thinks he's not held to the same standards as the rest of the people.
 
2013-05-06 08:12:02 PM  
The comments are truly mindnumbing.
 
2013-05-06 08:18:47 PM  
imageshack.us

Hmm...
 
2013-05-06 09:16:41 PM  

vudutek: The comments are truly mindnumbing.


dude, it's youtube.

/if anything, cops should be held to a higher standard
 
2013-05-06 09:35:56 PM  
i.dailymail.co.uk

What a goddamn liter o' cola might look like
 
2013-05-06 09:40:01 PM  
Oh look, the internet generation is having kids.
 
2013-05-06 09:46:13 PM  
I sure the idiot kid never parks his bike on the sidwalk.
 
2013-05-06 09:54:46 PM  
This should be good.
 
2013-05-06 09:56:22 PM  
Before you upload the video, check your facts. E-plates are exempt.
 
2013-05-06 09:59:20 PM  
Opps...Forgot to attach the picture:

1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-06 10:00:04 PM  

minoridiot: I sure the idiot kid never parks his bike on the sidwalk.


Does his bicycle have a motor attached?  Better yet, does your head have a brain inside?
 
2013-05-06 10:01:28 PM  

Notabunny: Before you upload the video, check your facts. E-plates are exempt.


probably varies by state. and by why they are there.

in utah a cop responding non-emergency can get a parking ticket. never does. but can.
 
2013-05-06 10:02:27 PM  

Notabunny: Before you upload the video, check your facts. E-plates are exempt.


So the officer shouldn't give his badge number when a citizen asks?
 
2013-05-06 10:05:26 PM  

Asa Phelps: Notabunny: Before you upload the video, check your facts. E-plates are exempt.

probably varies by state. and by why they are there.

in utah a cop responding non-emergency can get a parking ticket. never does. but can.


Yep. Also by municipality. So even when a given state's vehicle code does not exempt e-plates, many municipal codes do.
 
2013-05-06 10:08:12 PM  

timujin: Notabunny: Before you upload the video, check your facts. E-plates are exempt.

So the officer shouldn't give his badge number when a citizen asks?


Also, citation please?  I tried to find something confirming or contradicting, but all I could find was that parking a motorcycle on the sidewalk in California is illegal.
 
2013-05-06 10:09:11 PM  

timujin: Notabunny: Before you upload the video, check your facts. E-plates are exempt.

So the officer shouldn't give his badge number when a citizen asks?


You mean as a courtesy, or as a departmental policy requirement?
 
2013-05-06 10:10:34 PM  

Notabunny: timujin: Notabunny: Before you upload the video, check your facts. E-plates are exempt.

So the officer shouldn't give his badge number when a citizen asks?

You mean as a courtesy, or as a departmental policy requirement?


Either one, I'm curious to know what the regulations are.  I would assume that an officer is required to give his badge number when asked, just as I am required to properly identify myself, but you know what they say about assumptions...
 
2013-05-06 10:12:43 PM  

timujin: Notabunny: timujin: Notabunny: Before you upload the video, check your facts. E-plates are exempt.

So the officer shouldn't give his badge number when a citizen asks?

You mean as a courtesy, or as a departmental policy requirement?

Either one, I'm curious to know what the regulations are.  I would assume that an officer is required to give his badge number when asked, just as I am required to properly identify myself, but you know what they say about assumptions...


All I can find is that it varies by locale.  It's required that they do in New York City, for instance, as of 2003.
 
2013-05-06 10:37:00 PM  

timujin: timujin: Notabunny: timujin: Notabunny: Before you upload the video, check your facts. E-plates are exempt.

So the officer shouldn't give his badge number when a citizen asks?

You mean as a courtesy, or as a departmental policy requirement?

Either one, I'm curious to know what the regulations are.  I would assume that an officer is required to give his badge number when asked, just as I am required to properly identify myself, but you know what they say about assumptions...

All I can find is that it varies by locale.  It's required that they do in New York City, for instance, as of 2003.


That's what I see, too. California Vehicle Code section 21055 says emergency vehicles are exempt from a lot of sections in responce to emergency calls, which makes sense.
 
2013-05-06 11:03:04 PM  
Cop is an idiot. If he'd just talked to the kid for a minute and said, "yeah, you're right. I shouldn't have parked on the sidewalk when there's no emergency." Then give the kid your business card. Cops can be their own worst enemies way too often.  Now his mustache is going to be famous.
 
2013-05-06 11:03:12 PM  
I wonder if he's one of those sovereign citizen jackwads.

If so, get use to seeing this, son.

i159.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-06 11:37:44 PM  
Meh, lighten up, kid, no one likes a narc.
 
2013-05-07 12:13:33 AM  
www.secretsofthefed.com
 
2013-05-07 12:16:54 AM  
The kid should be thankful.  Most other cops would have just shot him and claimed self-defense.
 
2013-05-07 12:17:15 AM  
The ability to de-escalate a situation should not be as much of a goddamned mystery as something like alchemy.

The cop is an idiot....not for parking where it's contested, but for not using the situation to his advantage.  He had the time to chat with the kid, he had the time to do some neighborhood outreach and do some good.  For the trouble of five minutes talking to the kid and checking out his bike (what 12-year old wouldn't want that?) it could have gone much differently.

Instead his magnificent mustache will be behind a desk for the rest of his career.
 
2013-05-07 12:19:53 AM  
I'm having a hard time fathoming anyone coming to the defense of this cop. If he was parked legally, take the minute to explain it to the kid, don't be a dick. If not, dude, you got busted. Own up to it. Instead, this fat fark acts like a total dick to a kid who was filming him. Did he think there was any good that could come from it?
 
2013-05-07 12:21:06 AM  
Skarekrough:  Instead his magnificent mustache will be behind a desk for the rest of his career. given two hours of Paid Administrative Leave.

FTFY
 
2013-05-07 12:21:32 AM  
Here's hoping that this cop makes FARK again soon.

By sliding his bike under an 18 wheeler while trying to hold his big gulp
 
2013-05-07 12:23:09 AM  
I had a feeling someone would post this shiat to Fark, after I saw it as Youtube's top suggested video several days ago.  Ugh.
 
2013-05-07 12:24:21 AM  
If what the copper did was in fact illegal, then he is so busted.  People will see this video and his bosses will be made aware of it and they will take action if only to save face.  Of course, it will probably be something stupid like a paid leave of absence, but they will "punish" this officer for being above the law.  Personally, I think the kid's dad should have given him a u-lock and had him attach it to the front wheel and then throw the key away instead of giving him a camera to go confront the cop.
 
2013-05-07 12:24:25 AM  

mrjared: I'm having a hard time fathoming anyone coming to the defense of this cop. If he was parked legally, take the minute to explain it to the kid, don't be a dick. If not, dude, you got busted. Own up to it. Instead, this fat fark acts like a total dick to a kid who was filming him. Did he think there was any good that could come from it?


I guess it's because the cop was obviously wrong to park on the sidewalk and could have handled it differently, the kid sounds like an incredible little shiat.
 
2013-05-07 12:24:34 AM  

CruiserTwelve: Cop is an idiot. If he'd just talked to the kid for a minute and said, "yeah, you're right. I shouldn't have parked on the sidewalk when there's no emergency." Then give the kid your business card. Cops can be their own worst enemies way too often.  Now his mustache is going to be famous.


This
 
2013-05-07 12:25:01 AM  
The kid totally sounds like the kid from Bad Santa.
 
2013-05-07 12:25:21 AM  

Skarekrough: The ability to de-escalate a situation should not be as much of a goddamned mystery as something like alchemy.

The cop is an idiot....not for parking where it's contested, but for not using the situation to his advantage.  He had the time to chat with the kid, he had the time to do some neighborhood outreach and do some good.  For the trouble of five minutes talking to the kid and checking out his bike (what 12-year old wouldn't want that?) it could have gone much differently.

Instead his magnificent mustache will be behind a desk for the rest of his career.


That would be Community Policing, which our nations have rejected in favor of becoming an occupying military force, as part of the wars our government is waging against its citizens.
 
2013-05-07 12:26:39 AM  
Jorn the Younger: our nations have

our nation has

/ftfm
 
2013-05-07 12:27:24 AM  
I thought we'd covered this shiat in Reality 101.  Cops (and other emergency services personnel) need to be able to respond to a call at a moment's notice.  They park "illegally" (not really illegal for them) while taking an on-duty break not because there is an emergency at the time they parked but because they have to assume that an emergency could arise while they are parked, requiring them to respond immediately.  They can't respond immediately if they had to park a hundred yards away.

Having said that, the cop needs to work on his community interaction skills and explain that to the kid.
 
2013-05-07 12:28:01 AM  

skullkrusher: mrjared: I'm having a hard time fathoming anyone coming to the defense of this cop. If he was parked legally, take the minute to explain it to the kid, don't be a dick. If not, dude, you got busted. Own up to it. Instead, this fat fark acts like a total dick to a kid who was filming him. Did he think there was any good that could come from it?

I guess it's because the cop was obviously wrong to park on the sidewalk and could have handled it differently, the kid sounds like an incredible little shiat.


2.bp.blogspot.com

The boy went on to ask "does that bike let you give all the hot biatches mustache rides?"
 
2013-05-07 12:30:51 AM  
blog.motorcycle.com

Hey Muchacho! We got ourselves a mighty fine 10-73!!!
 
2013-05-07 12:31:14 AM  
That kid is lucky to be alive and untased.  I bet our local fascist toadies will come out of the woodwork praising Sir Piggy for his restraint from killing this terrorist kid.
 
2013-05-07 12:31:22 AM  
ugh, that was just a poorly worded post altogether.

I'm too tired
and too angry
 
2013-05-07 12:32:25 AM  
he doesn't need that job. he could sell a gay porno on the strength of that mustache alone.
 
2013-05-07 12:32:32 AM  
Skarekrough:
The cop is an idiot....not for parking where it's contested, but for not using the situation to his advantage.  He had the time to chat with the kid, he had the time to do some neighborhood outreach and do some good.  For the trouble of five minutes talking to the kid and checking out his bike (what 12-year old wouldn't want that?) it could have gone much differently.


This so much.
 
2013-05-07 12:33:05 AM  

minoridiot: I sure the idiot kid never parks his bike on the sidwalk.


That's legal. Hence all of the bike racks you see around ON THE SIDWALK [sic].
 
2013-05-07 12:33:30 AM  

Jorn the Younger: ugh, that was just a poorly worded post altogether.



that was just a poorly worded post
 
2013-05-07 12:34:34 AM  
Ten buck said the kid was white.... otherwise I'm sure the copy would've body slammed him and arrested him.  Then he'd be sitting in a similar cell to the girl who was busted for shenanigans in the school chem lab.
 
2013-05-07 12:37:02 AM  

Skarekrough: The ability to de-escalate a situation should not be as much of a goddamned mystery as something like alchemy.

The cop is an idiot....not for parking where it's contested, but for not using the situation to his advantage.  He had the time to chat with the kid, he had the time to do some neighborhood outreach and do some good.  For the trouble of five minutes talking to the kid and checking out his bike (what 12-year old wouldn't want that?) it could have gone much differently.

Instead his magnificent mustache will be behind a desk for the rest of his career.


Totally agree, minus behind the desk for the rest of his career thingy. This is pretty minor in the scheme of things.
 
2013-05-07 12:39:09 AM  
Where is the story here? Cops deal with a lot of shiat from the public, can't the guy just get a soda?
 
2013-05-07 12:39:22 AM  

Jorn the Younger: Skarekrough: The ability to de-escalate a situation should not be as much of a goddamned mystery as something like alchemy.

The cop is an idiot....not for parking where it's contested, but for not using the situation to his advantage.  He had the time to chat with the kid, he had the time to do some neighborhood outreach and do some good.  For the trouble of five minutes talking to the kid and checking out his bike (what 12-year old wouldn't want that?) it could have gone much differently.

Instead his magnificent mustache will be behind a desk for the rest of his career.

That would be Community Policing, which our nations have rejected in favor of becoming an occupying military force, as part of the wars our government is waging against its citizens.


you act as if there's no good reason for that. can you imagine the chaos if everyone went all vigilante? how tied up the courts would be over lawsuits? how many people would be hurt or killed by some Dirty Harry wannabe?  You can "community police" by being observant and calling the police if you think they're needed. we don't need a wild west society.

i208.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-07 12:40:11 AM  

Skarekrough: The ability to de-escalate a situation should not be as much of a goddamned mystery as something like alchemy.

The cop is an idiot....not for parking where it's contested, but for not using the situation to his advantage.  He had the time to chat with the kid, he had the time to do some neighborhood outreach and do some good.  For the trouble of five minutes talking to the kid and checking out his bike (what 12-year old wouldn't want that?) it could have gone much differently.

Instead his magnificent mustache will be behind a desk for the rest of his career.


Definitely a salient point. And as someone who works with kids for a living, absolutely. Any chance I get to turn my own mistake in a teachable moment is win-win for me.
 
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