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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 24
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2013-05-11 11:51:29 PM
6 votes:
If you think cops are pigs, next time you need help, try calling a hippie.
2013-05-11 11:31:34 PM
3 votes:
Good man

/that is all
2013-05-12 12:13:23 AM
2 votes:

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 08:33:49 PM
1 votes:

hardinparamedic: Flumple: Ah, good old Victoria, armpit of Australia. Still, prefer that then the Yes. Sir. No. Sir how high do you want me to jump sir relationship between civilians and police I saw in NYC.
Hell, the police in Japan are iiintense, but with the respect flowing both ways.authority doesn't have to be a boot your throat and one hand in federal government via the armies pocket and one hand in the private prison industries pocket.... Police can do positive things when they aren't inside a toxic system.

Well, as long as you have the toxic nationalism and the "It's not bad when we do it" attitude, bonus points for the "police never do positive things" comment.

10/10 with the comment about Japanese police, too.

The "private prison industry" controls less than 10% of prisons across the United States, as well. Hardly the nefarious conspiracy you suggest.

It's almost as if you're taking stereotypes and talking about them like you know something about a country you're not even in, just to get a rise out of people.


USA has the highest rate of incarceration in the industrialised world. Clearly that's a negative thing, americans are not more inherently criminal... Oh and before you ou say "but but it's easy for homogeneous countries" that's rubbish Australia and many other countries are multicultural too and clearly get by just fine without sending excessive amounts of its population to prison. Interesting how you flipped police CAN do positive things in your head to that they CANT.

Police here are still a service, not a force, I've been impressed the couple of times I've interacted with them.

You lose community policing and mutual respect as soon as you start arming police with surplus military gear and prosecute a endless drug war against your own people
2013-05-12 08:33:27 AM
1 votes:
Thumbs up, bro. And I agree with you. I did fire suppression for 7 years as a volunteer. I won't lie when I say I was terrified each and every time I had to go in and make an interior attack. Not only because of the conditions, but because without glasses I looked like Velma from Scooby Doo, minus the pot.

justoneznot: Notabunny: Maybe. I'm one of the libbiest libtards who ever libbed, and I'm pro-cop.

There's really no contradiction in being a liberal and being pro-cop. The pro-big-government end of the spectrum usually favors government workers.


You can be pro-cop and decry and outright hate the people who abuse their authority and their badge. This is something that many "FARK Liberals" and "FARK Libertarians" seem unable to wrap their heads around. And it's something that many "FARK Republicans" can't understand when you don't suck cop dick 24/7. (When their guy is in office. When their
2013-05-12 07:19:32 AM
1 votes:

Notabunny: Maybe. I'm one of the libbiest libtards who ever libbed, and I'm pro-cop.


There's really no contradiction in being a liberal and being pro-cop. The pro-big-government end of the spectrum usually favors government workers.
2013-05-12 05:36:49 AM
1 votes:

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 05:11:03 AM
1 votes:

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 05:09:11 AM
1 votes:

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 04:54:08 AM
1 votes:
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 04:03:36 AM
1 votes:

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 03:58:13 AM
1 votes:

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 03:56:33 AM
1 votes:

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


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2013-05-12 03:53:16 AM
1 votes:

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 03:35:43 AM
1 votes:

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 03:31:21 AM
1 votes:
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 02:41:11 AM
1 votes:
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 02:29:14 AM
1 votes:

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 01:23:35 AM
1 votes:

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 12:27:55 AM
1 votes:

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 12:03:11 AM
1 votes:

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
2013-05-11 11:59:05 PM
1 votes:

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


You got something against hippies?
2013-05-11 11:59:00 PM
1 votes:
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 11:21:05 PM
1 votes:
"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
 
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