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(Chicago Sun-Times)   A cop heard a call come in about a burning apartment, and since he was a block away he ran in and rescued seven residents while the building crumbled around him   (suntimes.com) divider line 93
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2013-05-11 11:20:37 PM  
so no roast pork?
 
2013-05-11 11:21:05 PM  
"I wouldn't want to be a fireman," said Leighton, a cop for eight years. "That was scary."

Not being able to breathe is a biatch.

/not a fireman or officer
 
2013-05-11 11:25:16 PM  
Is this where we pretend this one decent, honest guy makes up for all the lying criminals wearing police uniforms all over the planet?
 
2013-05-11 11:31:34 PM  
Good man

/that is all
 
2013-05-11 11:51:29 PM  
If you think cops are pigs, next time you need help, try calling a hippie.
 
2013-05-11 11:53:06 PM  
I'll bet he exceeded the speed limit, failed to come to a full and complete stop, and parked on the sidewalk. Jerk.
 
2013-05-11 11:59:00 PM  
People have the capacity to show balls, and in this case it's not a gender exclusive remark. "Hero" never really enters into it. It's just how they're wired, or were raised.

bingethinker: Is this where we pretend this one decent, honest guy makes up for all the lying criminals wearing police uniforms all over the planet?


Because it's only this "one" decent guy, amirite? Everyone else in uniform is a thug. Look, man, I know a ton of cops (am not a cop myself nor would I want to be) who just wanted a steady job with benefits and a pension. I likely have more reason than many Farkers to b*tch about corrupt or just douchey cops, but I also don't assume that every black kid is a criminal because I was carjacked by one.

The blind hate for cops on this site really gets on my nerves sometimes. I'm not white-knighting them; I'm talking about the common sense of not extrapolating certain awful news stories to an entire segment of people.
 
2013-05-11 11:59:05 PM  

shanrick: If you think cops are pigs, next time you need help, try calling a hippie.


You got something against hippies?
 
2013-05-12 12:03:11 AM  

shanrick: If you think cops are pigs, next time you need help, try calling a hippie.


I'm a hippie

/I have a medal for heroism
//it's frikkin silly, but I have it
///no hero, just human
 
2013-05-12 12:03:20 AM  
dickfreckle: "The blind hate for cops on this site really gets on my nerves sometimes. I'm not white-knighting them..."

IMO the cop-hate and white-knighting on this site are fairly even.  Which is probably representative among society.
 
2013-05-12 12:04:03 AM  

dickfreckle: People have the capacity to show balls, and in this case it's not a gender exclusive remark. "Hero" never really enters into it. It's just how they're wired, or were raised.


Eh, that was worded poorly. I just meant that women can spontaneously have "balls," too. It seems like there's a joke in there but I'm just can't see it...
 
2013-05-12 12:13:23 AM  

Frederick: dickfreckle: "The blind hate for cops on this site really gets on my nerves sometimes. I'm not white-knighting them..."

IMO the cop-hate and white-knighting on this site are fairly even.  Which is probably representative among society.


except that here "white knighting" means not shouting "pig" at every single story involving a cop.
 
2013-05-12 12:27:55 AM  

log_jammin: Frederick: dickfreckle: "The blind hate for cops on this site really gets on my nerves sometimes. I'm not white-knighting them..."

IMO the cop-hate and white-knighting on this site are fairly even.  Which is probably representative among society.

except that here "white knighting" means not shouting "pig" at every single story involving a cop.


Maybe. I'm one of the libbiest libtards who ever libbed, and I'm pro-cop. Getting flamed every time I say something about cops which isn't filled with hate and vitriol gets a bit tiresome. Sometimes I'll cloak my respect in sarcasm, like in the story about the Chicago cop running into a burning building. But most of the time I'll avoid posting, like the story about the CHP officer and the bridge jumper.
 
2013-05-12 12:31:40 AM  
So Zabrina has one kid for every pet.

Or one pet for every kid.

Anyway, it works out.
 
2013-05-12 01:23:35 AM  

bingethinker: Is this where we pretend this one decent, honest guy makes up for all the lying criminals wearing police uniforms all over the planet?


for a few minutes, then back the cop hate.
 
2013-05-12 02:26:03 AM  

bingethinker: Is this where we pretend this one decent, honest guy makes up for all the lying criminals wearing police uniforms all over the planet?


The fact that he happened to be a cop is irrelevant to the story or his heroism. He put his life at risk to save others; he could be a baby seal clubbing, excessive coupon-using, Nickelback-listening, three-letter-scrabbling, Tea Partier for all I care.
 
2013-05-12 02:29:14 AM  

miss diminutive: he could be a baby seal clubbing, excessive coupon-using, Nickelback-listening, three-letter-scrabbling, Tea Partier for all I care.


whoa whoa WHOA! let's not get too carried away.
 
2013-05-12 02:34:55 AM  

miss diminutive: bingethinker: Is this where we pretend this one decent, honest guy makes up for all the lying criminals wearing police uniforms all over the planet?

The fact that he happened to be a cop is irrelevant to the story or his heroism. He put his life at risk to save others; he could be a baby seal clubbing, excessive coupon-using, Nickelback-listening, three-letter-scrabbling, Tea Partier for all I care.


He writes checks at the grocery. In fact, he doesn't even get his checkbook out until the cashier scans everything and announces the total.  Obviously, he hasn't written the recipient, or the date, on the check in advance.
 
2013-05-12 02:41:11 AM  
Hats off to this man.  Meanwhile, where I'm at, a fireman died of smoke and soot inhalation last week at a bar that mysteriously went up in smoke.  While wearing a mask.  Either way, hats off to the men who would risk their lives for other people and their possessions.

You're all better people than I am.
 
2013-05-12 03:17:38 AM  

miss diminutive: bingethinker: Is this where we pretend this one decent, honest guy makes up for all the lying criminals wearing police uniforms all over the planet?

The fact that he happened to be a cop is

should be irrelevant to the story or his heroism. He put his life at risk to save others; he could be a baby seal clubbing, excessive coupon-using, Nickelback-listening, three-letter-scrabbling, Tea Partier for all I care.

This is subtle propaganda on the part of the publication (and fark headline writer) -pro law enforcement.  If it had been a tow truck driver would the hero's occupation had been in the headline?  I doubt it.

Because I recognize the propaganda I dont mind it too much -the cops could use some good publicity.  But the purposeful use can be influential.
 
2013-05-12 03:28:10 AM  
Well that's certainly more lives than I've saved today and it being Saturday I've pretty much sat around doing nothing.
 
2013-05-12 03:31:21 AM  
Sounds like the building didn't have working smoke detectors. I hope the owners/managers get more than a stern talking to.


shanrick: If you think cops are pigs, next time you need help, try calling a hippie.


What if the help I need is weed?
 
2013-05-12 03:35:43 AM  

shanrick: If you think cops are pigs, next time you need help, try calling a hippie.


Questionable whether either would help, but chances of getting shot or beaten are pretty low with hippies.
 
2013-05-12 03:39:30 AM  
It's the police state americans seem to be welcoming with open arms that's the problem more so police in themselves. Policing style in Western Australia is so different then what I saw in NYC.
 
2013-05-12 03:46:42 AM  

Frederick: This is subtle propaganda on the part of the publication (and fark headline writer) -pro law enforcement.  If it had been a tow truck driver would the hero's occupation had been in the headline?  I doubt it.


I love this.

Because a hypothetical situation, that exists only in your mind, doesn't play out the same as a real situation, then the real situation must be "propaganda".
 
2013-05-12 03:46:44 AM  

shanrick: If you think cops are pigs, next time you need help, try calling a hippie.


All the hippies I know would give their last piece of soy for you. Don't you forget it.
 
2013-05-12 03:53:16 AM  

bingethinker: Is this where we pretend this one decent, honest guy makes up for all the lying criminals wearing police uniforms all over the planet?


No, this is where we derail a thread about a decent, honest guy doing something good, and start biatching about something else, as per usual.
 
2013-05-12 03:56:33 AM  

shanrick: If you think cops are pigs, next time you need help, try calling a hippie.


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2013-05-12 03:58:13 AM  

Frederick: miss diminutive: bingethinker: Is this where we pretend this one decent, honest guy makes up for all the lying criminals wearing police uniforms all over the planet?

The fact that he happened to be a cop is should be irrelevant to the story or his heroism. He put his life at risk to save others; he could be a baby seal clubbing, excessive coupon-using, Nickelback-listening, three-letter-scrabbling, Tea Partier for all I care.

This is subtle propaganda on the part of the publication (and fark headline writer) -pro law enforcement.  If it had been a tow truck driver would the hero's occupation had been in the headline?  I doubt it.

Because I recognize the propaganda I dont mind it too much -the cops could use some good publicity.  But the purposeful use can be influential.


Why not just go the extra step and say this was a false flag operation by the police department? Maybe you can wake some of us sheeple.
 
2013-05-12 04:02:46 AM  
That piggy! I'm sure he didn't have legal cause to enter the premises. Plus, I'm sure he's going to use all the stuff he found illegally to throw them in jail. And all those 'burns' and 'smoke inhalation' - cop talk for lighter burns and tear gas!
 
2013-05-12 04:03:36 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: Questionable whether either would help, but chances of getting shot or beaten are pretty low with hippies.


It's amazing how quickly we forget our history.  We can start with the Manson Family and then move on to the other extreme number of serial killers throughout the 60's and 70's if you like.  The "Hippie" era was among the most violent periods of our nation's history.  And the "hippies" were doing the killing.
 
2013-05-12 04:03:39 AM  
lots of us might do the same thing if we knew about it....

...but lots of us dont think it's our responsibility leave a radio on waiting for it to happen.

good job, man, good job.
 
2013-05-12 04:26:51 AM  
The woman's 21-year-old son jumped from the balcony to the roof of a neighboring two-story building....


What a dick...leave your mother in a burning building.
 
2013-05-12 04:27:31 AM  

log_jammin: Frederick: This is subtle propaganda on the part of the publication (and fark headline writer) -pro law enforcement.  If it had been a tow truck driver would the hero's occupation had been in the headline?  I doubt it.

I love this.

Because a hypothetical situation, that exists only in your mind, doesn't play out the same as a real situation, then the real situation must be "propaganda".


Bane of Broone: Why not just go the extra step and say this was a false flag operation by the police department? Maybe you can wake some of us sheeple.


Perhaps neither of you understand the meaning of propaganda.  Sounds like you automatically assume it means something negative.  You have been influenced by too much Alex Jones.   As miss diminutive pointed out "The fact that he happened to be a cop is irrelevant to the story ".  Yet that fact is in the headline.  My opinion is that suggests propaganda.

Why do you think that irrelevant fact is in the headline?

/the condescension from each of you is immature and misplaced
 
2013-05-12 04:32:53 AM  

Frederick: Perhaps neither of you understand the meaning of propaganda. Sounds like you automatically assume it means something negative. You have been influenced by too much Alex Jones. As miss diminutive pointed out "The fact that he happened to be a cop is irrelevant to the story ". Yet that fact is in the headline. My opinion is that suggests propaganda.


Adding "cop" to a story always enhances its readability.

"Man found guilty of choking hooker" is an interesting story.

"Cop found guilty of choking hooker" is an irresistible story.
 
2013-05-12 04:33:44 AM  

Frederick: /the condescension from each of you is immature and misplaced


My condescension is neither.

You made up a hypothetical situation as "evidence" to justify the conclusion you already came to.
 
2013-05-12 04:36:47 AM  
Cell Phone Saves Life Of Amish Farmer In Butler Township

Pro cell phone propaganda, or pro Amish farmer propaganda? You be the judge.
 
2013-05-12 04:45:11 AM  

log_jammin: Frederick: /the condescension from each of you is immature and misplaced

My condescension is neither.

You made up a hypothetical situation as "evidence" to justify the conclusion you already came to.


log_jammin: Cell Phone Saves Life Of Amish Farmer In Butler Township

Pro cell phone propaganda, or pro Amish farmer propaganda? You be the judge.


1) you havent answered: Why do you think that irrelevant fact is in the headline?
2) I concluded nothing.  I specifically said "I doubt it."
3) If you dont understand why Cell phones and Amish are relevant to each other then I think we have discovered the root of the problem.

Good day.
 
2013-05-12 04:49:11 AM  

Maybe you should drive: Frederick: Perhaps neither of you understand the meaning of propaganda. Sounds like you automatically assume it means something negative. You have been influenced by too much Alex Jones. As miss diminutive pointed out "The fact that he happened to be a cop is irrelevant to the story ". Yet that fact is in the headline. My opinion is that suggests propaganda.

Adding "cop" to a story always enhances its readability.

"Man found guilty of choking hooker" is an interesting story.

"Cop found guilty of choking hooker" is an irresistible story.


FYI: for those paying attention.  This is a perfectly reasonably explanation.  Essentially sensation.  Quite possible.
 
2013-05-12 04:54:08 AM  
You know... Statistically the hero that rescues people from a fire is very often the one who set it in the first place .
 
2013-05-12 04:57:12 AM  
Turk182!
 
2013-05-12 04:57:50 AM  

Frederick: 1) you havent answered: Why do you think that irrelevant fact is in the headline?


It sells newspapers/page clicks.

Frederick: 2) I concluded nothing.  I specifically said "I doubt it."


That's called a conclusion. You determined the most likely outcome in your made up situation because it "felt right".

Frederick: 3) If you dont understand why Cell phones and Amish are relevant to each other then I think we have discovered the root of the problem.


I do understand why. just trying to figure out why one headline id propaganda and the other one isn't.
 
2013-05-12 05:09:11 AM  

log_jammin: I do understand why. just trying to figure out why one headline id propaganda and the other one isn't.


I think "propaganda" is a poor choice of words because it means the medium is trying to influence the readers opinion regarding an issue.  "Sensationalism" is a much better choice of words.  I don't think the media are trying to influence what readers think of cops.  I doubt they care.  They are trying to gain and retain readers.
 
2013-05-12 05:11:03 AM  

shanrick: If you think cops are pigs, next time you need help, try calling a hippie.


Actually a hippie helped me shen no one else including the cops would so f--k off, thanks.

/hippie was my ex
//who also physically protected me when the cops didn't give a f--k about my stalker since he hadn't "done anything yet"
///we broke up for decent reasons but he'll always have a place in my heart for that reason
 
2013-05-12 05:17:43 AM  

Maybe you should drive: I think "propaganda" is a poor choice of words because it means the medium is trying to influence the readers opinion regarding an issue.  "Sensationalism" is a much better choice of words.  I don't think the media are trying to influence what readers think of cops.  I doubt they care.  They are trying to gain and retain readers.


exactly.
 
2013-05-12 05:36:49 AM  

bingethinker: Is this where we pretend this one decent, honest guy makes up for all the lying criminals wearing police uniforms all over the planet?


The majority of police officers that I've encountered are just fine.   Don't be a complete jackass when they're trying to do their job and you shouldn't have any issues.  However, I can see how your attitude can cause you problems.  For example, I'm not even a cop and I want to taser you right now.
 
2013-05-12 06:09:42 AM  

Maybe you should drive: J. Frank Parnell: Questionable whether either would help, but chances of getting shot or beaten are pretty low with hippies.

It's amazing how quickly we forget our history.  We can start with the Manson Family and then move on to the other extreme number of serial killers throughout the 60's and 70's if you like.  The "Hippie" era was among the most violent periods of our nation's history.  And the "hippies" were doing the killing.


Really? Really? You got some statistics on that, or are you just jealous you never got to be a hippie, because you were so incredibly uncool?
 
2013-05-12 06:14:56 AM  
I wonder if anyone who saw him on his way there went "What's he running for?  Where's the fire?"
 
2013-05-12 06:30:19 AM  
on a semi serious note - i hope he doesn't lose his job for violating safety procedures and putting himself at unnecessary risk.

(yes some bad attitude in there - but really, i hope he is rewarded and not harmed by this )
 
2013-05-12 06:35:17 AM  

ghare: Really? Really? You got some statistics on that, or are you just jealous you never got to be a hippie, because you were so incredibly uncool?


I am jealous because I never got to be a hippie and was incredibly uncool.

I was incorrect and hippies never hurt anyone and the idea that they might have done so was the product people who are jealous that they never got to be part of the free love movement.  The whole Charles Manson thing was blown out of proportion.  There has never been a lower crime rate in our history than 1966-1973. Ever.

Why argue with you when we both know what your endgame is going to be?
 
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