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2013-05-21 08:33:36 AM
At 3:55p.m., when the trucker returned to his rig, the 8-year-veteran officer who was in uniform and had marked squad car, approached the driver to question him about leaving the vehicle behind and informing him about how to pay for the parking tickets, Byrd said.

And the trucker still attacked him - over a ticket. This guy obviously has some sort of mental issues.
 
2013-05-21 08:36:30 AM

Cythraul: And the trucker still attacked him - over a ticket. This guy obviously has some sort of mental issues.


he could be just a run of the mill asshole who believes he's entitled to whatever he wants whenever he wants.
 
2013-05-21 08:44:42 AM

Aarontology: Cythraul: And the trucker still attacked him - over a ticket. This guy obviously has some sort of mental issues.

he could be just a run of the mill asshole who believes he's entitled to whatever he wants whenever he wants.


"Police are still trying to determine where the trucker is from but the man has been arrested at least three times by Atlanta, Ga police for domestic violence, criminal trespassing and driving with a suspended license. He also is wanted on a warrant in suburban Atlanta for a driving infraction, Byrd said."

I think it might be safe to say the gentleman in question would benefit from professional help.
 
2013-05-21 08:45:35 AM

ginandbacon: I think it might be safe to say the gentleman in question would benefit from professional help.


I still say he's just a colossal asshole.
 
2013-05-21 08:50:50 AM

Aarontology: ginandbacon: I think it might be safe to say the gentleman in question would benefit from professional help.

I still say he's just a colossal asshole.


He can be both!
 
2013-05-21 08:53:33 AM

Marcus Aurelius: Aarontology: ginandbacon: I think it might be safe to say the gentleman in question would benefit from professional help.

I still say he's just a colossal asshole.

He can be both!


LOL yeah. I'm going with that and too many amphetamines.
 
2013-05-21 08:53:55 AM
172nd trimester
 
2013-05-21 08:55:13 AM
This kind of dumb shiat is exactly why people who have legitimate mental issues don't seek help. Because jackasses like you guys always assume that because someone did something wrong, they're impaired mentally, thus perpetuating the stigma of mental illnesses by associating it with criminality and dangerous people.
 
2013-05-21 09:02:01 AM

Aarontology: This kind of dumb shiat is exactly why people who have legitimate mental issues don't seek help. Because jackasses like you guys always assume that because someone did something wrong, they're impaired mentally, thus perpetuating the stigma of mental illnesses by associating it with criminality and dangerous people.


Point taken, but violent tendencies and high risk risk behaviors like driving without a license when that's how you make your living and punching a police officer repeatedly in the face are signs that something is wrong. Very few people with mental illness have or act on an impulse to harm others. The ones that do need help too.
 
2013-05-21 09:11:31 AM

Aarontology: This kind of dumb shiat is exactly why people who have legitimate mental issues don't seek help. Because jackasses like you guys always assume that because someone did something wrong, they're impaired mentally, thus perpetuating the stigma of mental illnesses by associating it with criminality and dangerous people.


Well I think it has more to do with the cost being prohibitive and the difficulties of finding a good care provider coupled with the lack of funding for long term inpatient care.

Also a great deal of aberrant behavior is caused by drugs in which case getting someone to kick is the real answer and we all know how easy that is.
 
2013-05-21 10:18:22 AM
FTFA:  At about 2 p.m., the off-duty Merrillville, Ind. police officer, who was working security at the Planned Parenthood offices on the 8600 block of Connecticut Street in Merrillville, spotted an unattended semi-truck in the parking lot and ticketed the vehicle, said Byrd.

Why the fark is an off-duty cop writing tickets anyway?
 
2013-05-21 10:19:27 AM

Aarontology: ginandbacon: I think it might be safe to say the gentleman in question would benefit from professional help.

I still say he's just a colossal asshole.


Well, that's been the big debate about Tea Partiers all along.
 
2013-05-21 10:21:18 AM

Aarontology: ginandbacon: I think it might be safe to say the gentleman in question would benefit from professional help.

I still say he's just a colossal asshole.


Did he get his job from Major Asshole?
 
2013-05-21 10:22:11 AM

Aarontology: This kind of dumb shiat is exactly why people who have legitimate mental issues don't seek help. Because jackasses like you guys always assume that because someone did something wrong, they're impaired mentally, thus perpetuating the stigma of mental illnesses by associating it with criminality and dangerous people.


How many chances should a person get then? This guys was arrested multiple times for past violent acts, breaking the law, etc etc. What others have said is true, a normally adjusted person does not fly off the handle and start being on people when they don't get their way. This guy had a history of it, and to start beating on a cop because of something so little as a traffic ticket shows just how messed up this guy is.

The fact he survived is just luck -- personally I'd rather see him take one to the chest and expire than continue to be a drag on society. Do we as a society want to keep people like this around who repeatedly hurt others? Now the tax payers get to pay for his surgery, his food, and any other expense that comes with housing a piece of human trash for however long.    At least until he gets out and does it all over again (because 4 major offenses just aren't enough chances right?)
 
2013-05-21 10:25:24 AM
I'm just going to pretend trucker is one of those guys who does 56 in the left lane, while the rig on his right does 55.  It will relax me and make me....ah who the fark am I kidding, if he was that kind of driver the cop should have shot to kill.
 
2013-05-21 10:29:59 AM

accelerus: Aarontology: This kind of dumb shiat is exactly why people who have legitimate mental issues don't seek help. Because jackasses like you guys always assume that because someone did something wrong, they're impaired mentally, thus perpetuating the stigma of mental illnesses by associating it with criminality and dangerous people.

How many chances should a person get then? This guys was arrested multiple times for past violent acts, breaking the law, etc etc. What others have said is true, a normally adjusted person does not fly off the handle and start being on people when they don't get their way. This guy had a history of it, and to start beating on a cop because of something so little as a traffic ticket shows just how messed up this guy is.

The fact he survived is just luck -- personally I'd rather see him take one to the chest and expire than continue to be a drag on society. Do we as a society want to keep people like this around who repeatedly hurt others? Now the tax payers get to pay for his surgery, his food, and any other expense that comes with housing a piece of human trash for however long.    At least until he gets out and does it all over again (because 4 major offenses just aren't enough chances right?)


Remember folks: Saying that perpetuating a stigma against people with mental issues (who actually commit violent crimes in far lower rates than "normal" people) will only lead to further problems like the fellow in the article is the exact same thing as saying people shouldn't be held accountable for their actions.

Now keep on with your advocacy of execution for any and all law breakers because you hate the idea of the rule of law, and due process.
 
2013-05-21 10:32:16 AM

Aarontology: (who actually commit violent crimes in far lower rates than "normal" people)


<citation needed>
 
2013-05-21 10:39:02 AM

you have pee hands: Aarontology: (who actually commit violent crimes in far lower rates than "normal" people)

<citation needed>


http://www.buffalonews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20121215/CITYA ND REGION/121219410/1010

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1525086/

At best, they commit violent crimes at the same rate as normal people.
 
2013-05-21 10:39:07 AM
Did he shoot him with a coat hanger?
 
2013-05-21 10:40:31 AM
Hell, people who drink are more dangerous than someone with mental issues.

Tens of thousands of people are killed in alcohol related incidents. Clearly, drinkers are a societal plague.
 
2013-05-21 10:57:08 AM

Aarontology: Now keep on with your advocacy of execution for any and all law breakers because you hate the idea of the rule of law, and due process.


Personally, I'd like him to get treatment.
 
2013-05-21 10:59:55 AM
Wouldn't it be more accurate to say that he was almost late term aborted?
 
2013-05-21 11:07:52 AM

Fromageball: Wouldn't it be more accurate to say that he was almost late term aborted?


Depends. Was he pregnant?
 
2013-05-21 11:13:58 AM
At 3:55p.m., when the trucker returned to his rig, the 8-year-veteran officer, who was in uniform and had a marked squad car, approached the driver to question him about leaving the vehicle behind and informing him about how to pay for the parking tickets, Byrd said.

"With that, the truck driver initiated this unprovoked (attack) on the police officer and began to beat the officer, the fight ended up in an adjacent parking lot," said Byrd.

Police are still trying to determine where the trucker is from but the man has been arrested at least three times by Atlanta, Ga., police for domestic violence, criminal trespassing and driving with a suspended license. He also is wanted on a warrant in suburban Atlanta for a driving infraction, Byrd said.



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2013-05-21 11:19:26 AM
Just to clarify for the many Farkers who won't read the article...this had nothing to do with abortion protests or Planned Parenthood...it's a tussle over a parking ticket.

The attempted murder charge seems a bit over the top, unless there's more to the story...
 
2013-05-21 11:22:16 AM

Aarontology: Hell, people who drink are more dangerous than someone with mental issues.

Tens of thousands of people are killed in alcohol related incidents. Clearly, drinkers are a societal plague.


american politicans are more dangerous
 
2013-05-21 11:30:49 AM

ginandbacon: Aarontology: Now keep on with your advocacy of execution for any and all law breakers because you hate the idea of the rule of law, and due process.

Personally, I'd like him to get treatment.


He did get treatment, a hot dose of .40cal more than likely.

So just to sum up. An armed person was on the ground and on his back and was being punched in the face, so he shot his attacker.

Sounds a lot like a recent incident in Florida that everybody wanted to pass judgement on. Where's the outcry for this unarmed trucker?
 
2013-05-21 11:36:17 AM

KeeptheChief: FTFA:  At about 2 p.m., the off-duty Merrillville, Ind. police officer, who was working security at the Planned Parenthood offices on the 8600 block of Connecticut Street in Merrillville, spotted an unattended semi-truck in the parking lot and ticketed the vehicle, said Byrd.

Why the fark is an off-duty cop writing tickets anyway?


It sounds as though the Planned Parenthood had hired a "detail officer" (what we call it in my neck of the woods).

Ostensibly, a private party can pay to have a uniformed police officer assigned to an event for a given amount of time. That officer does not have to respond to other calls for service and is there to enforce existing laws.

So the officer was "off duty" in the sense that he was not on regular patrol, but he was still a sworn officer with full police powers, in uniform and with a police car.
 
2013-05-21 11:47:44 AM
Is subby a Chris Titus fan, also?

/trophies
 
2013-05-21 11:48:58 AM
FTA: Police are still trying to determine where the trucker is from but the man has been arrested at least three times by Atlanta, Ga., police for domestic violence

/SHOCK!
 
2013-05-21 11:54:10 AM
Sounds a lot like a recent incident in Florida that everybody wanted to pass judgement on. Where's the outcry for this unarmed trucker?

Trayvon Martin thread! Drink!

/Not really.
//Headin' to work.
///Dangit.
 
2013-05-21 12:03:46 PM
officer who was in uniform and had marked squad car

Isn't it against policy for a cop to use his uniform for a part time job?
 
2013-05-21 12:06:54 PM

ZackDanger: KeeptheChief: FTFA:  At about 2 p.m., the off-duty Merrillville, Ind. police officer, who was working security at the Planned Parenthood offices on the 8600 block of Connecticut Street in Merrillville, spotted an unattended semi-truck in the parking lot and ticketed the vehicle, said Byrd.

Why the fark is an off-duty cop writing tickets anyway?

It sounds as though the Planned Parenthood had hired a "detail officer" (what we call it in my neck of the woods).

Ostensibly, a private party can pay to have a uniformed police officer assigned to an event for a given amount of time. That officer does not have to respond to other calls for service and is there to enforce existing laws.

So the officer was "off duty" in the sense that he was not on regular patrol, but he was still a sworn officer with full police powers, in uniform and with a police car.


That explains all the questions I had.
 
2013-05-21 12:08:06 PM

jaybeezey: ginandbacon: Aarontology: Now keep on with your advocacy of execution for any and all law breakers because you hate the idea of the rule of law, and due process.

Personally, I'd like him to get treatment.

He did get treatment, a hot dose of .40cal more than likely.

So just to sum up. An armed person was on the ground and on his back and was being punched in the face, so he shot his attacker.

Sounds a lot like a recent incident in Florida that everybody wanted to pass judgement on. Where's the outcry for this unarmed trucker?


Wow. Congratulations. I have no idea who you are, but you managed to make my ignore list with one post.
 
2013-05-21 12:09:29 PM

johnny queso: ZackDanger: KeeptheChief: FTFA:  At about 2 p.m., the off-duty Merrillville, Ind. police officer, who was working security at the Planned Parenthood offices on the 8600 block of Connecticut Street in Merrillville, spotted an unattended semi-truck in the parking lot and ticketed the vehicle, said Byrd.

Why the fark is an off-duty cop writing tickets anyway?

It sounds as though the Planned Parenthood had hired a "detail officer" (what we call it in my neck of the woods).

Ostensibly, a private party can pay to have a uniformed police officer assigned to an event for a given amount of time. That officer does not have to respond to other calls for service and is there to enforce existing laws.

So the officer was "off duty" in the sense that he was not on regular patrol, but he was still a sworn officer with full police powers, in uniform and with a police car.

That explains all the questions I had.


The officer who wrote the ticket was off duty and a different one who was on duty is the one who was assaulted.
 
2013-05-21 12:17:44 PM

ginandbacon: Aarontology: Cythraul: And the trucker still attacked him - over a ticket. This guy obviously has some sort of mental issues.

he could be just a run of the mill asshole who believes he's entitled to whatever he wants whenever he wants.

"Police are still trying to determine where the trucker is from but the man has been arrested at least three times by Atlanta, Ga police for domestic violence, criminal trespassing and driving with a suspended license. He also is wanted on a warrant in suburban Atlanta for a driving infraction, Byrd said."

I think it might be safe to say the gentleman in question would benefit from professional help.


I think it might be safe to say that the gentleman in question is beyond professional help. Otherwise, he would have already received it, given that he's been arrested at least three times.

He's a garden-variety asshole who finally ended up messing with the wrong person and was gut-shot for his perfidy.
 
2013-05-21 12:18:45 PM

jaybeezey: ginandbacon: Aarontology: Now keep on with your advocacy of execution for any and all law breakers because you hate the idea of the rule of law, and due process.

Personally, I'd like him to get treatment.

He did get treatment, a hot dose of .40cal more than likely.

So just to sum up. An armed person was on the ground and on his back and was being punched in the face, so he shot his attacker.

Sounds a lot like a recent incident in Florida that everybody wanted to pass judgement on. Where's the outcry for this unarmed trucker?


From zero to stupid in one post. Congrats!
 
2013-05-21 12:29:10 PM

FormlessOne: ginandbacon: Aarontology: Cythraul: And the trucker still attacked him - over a ticket. This guy obviously has some sort of mental issues.

he could be just a run of the mill asshole who believes he's entitled to whatever he wants whenever he wants.

"Police are still trying to determine where the trucker is from but the man has been arrested at least three times by Atlanta, Ga police for domestic violence, criminal trespassing and driving with a suspended license. He also is wanted on a warrant in suburban Atlanta for a driving infraction, Byrd said."

I think it might be safe to say the gentleman in question would benefit from professional help.

I think it might be safe to say that the gentleman in question is beyond professional help. Otherwise, he would have already received it, given that he's been arrested at least three times.

He's a garden-variety asshole who finally ended up messing with the wrong person and was gut-shot for his perfidy.


I don't think people in the prison system get a lot of professional help with mental illness.
 
2013-05-21 12:50:59 PM

jaybeezey: ginandbacon: Aarontology: Now keep on with your advocacy of execution for any and all law breakers because you hate the idea of the rule of law, and due process.

Personally, I'd like him to get treatment.

He did get treatment, a hot dose of .40cal more than likely.

So just to sum up. An armed person was on the ground and on his back and was being punched in the face, so he shot his attacker.

Sounds a lot like a recent incident in Florida that everybody wanted to pass judgement on. Where's the outcry for this unarmed trucker?


THIS
 
2013-05-21 01:30:01 PM

Aarontology: Hell, people who drink are more dangerous than someone with mental issues.

Tens of thousands of people are killed in alcohol related incidents. Clearly, drinkers are a societal plague.


TOO FAR
 
2013-05-21 01:53:30 PM

FTFA:

The driver, who Byrd said was a "large-built man" had the officer pinned on his back with the truck driver on top of him, "delivering repeated punches to the officer's face."


Damn this cop to hell. How dare he defend itself when on it's back, on the concrete being beaten by someone who is on top of him.

Fark has assured me that such shootings are raaaayyyy-cist.
 
2013-05-21 01:55:46 PM

Aarontology: Hell, people who drink are more dangerous than someone with mental issues.

Tens of thousands of people are killed in alcohol related incidents. Clearly, drinkers are a societal plague.


There are far more people killed by sober drivers than drunk drivers.  Clearly, non drinkers are a societal plague.
 
2013-05-21 02:03:34 PM

ginandbacon: FormlessOne: ginandbacon: Aarontology: Cythraul: And the trucker still attacked him - over a ticket. This guy obviously has some sort of mental issues.

he could be just a run of the mill asshole who believes he's entitled to whatever he wants whenever he wants.

"Police are still trying to determine where the trucker is from but the man has been arrested at least three times by Atlanta, Ga police for domestic violence, criminal trespassing and driving with a suspended license. He also is wanted on a warrant in suburban Atlanta for a driving infraction, Byrd said."

I think it might be safe to say the gentleman in question would benefit from professional help.

I think it might be safe to say that the gentleman in question is beyond professional help. Otherwise, he would have already received it, given that he's been arrested at least three times.

He's a garden-variety asshole who finally ended up messing with the wrong person and was gut-shot for his perfidy.

I don't think people in the prison system get a lot of professional help with mental illness.


Nope - as one of my brother's been through that mess, I can agree with that. But, there are opportunities long before you encounter the prison system in which to obtain help, and, as with my brother, repeatedly refusing or ignoring them does not somehow obligate the prison system to "fix you."
 
2013-05-21 02:04:27 PM

OnlyM3: FTFA:
The driver, who Byrd said was a "large-built man" had the officer pinned on his back with the truck driver on top of him, "delivering repeated punches to the officer's face."

Damn this cop to hell. How dare he defend itself when on it's back, on the concrete being beaten by someone who is on top of him.

Fark has assured me that such shootings are raaaayyyy-cist.


You're too late to the trolling - another amateur beat you to it.
 
2013-05-21 02:24:20 PM

Aarontology: Now keep on with your advocacy of execution for any and all law breakers because you hate the idea of the rule of law, and due process.


Due process is an anachronism. Society has no need for assault-apologists like yourself or your views.
 
2013-05-21 03:46:22 PM

JuggleGeek: Aarontology: Hell, people who drink are more dangerous than someone with mental issues.

Tens of thousands of people are killed in alcohol related incidents. Clearly, drinkers are a societal plague.

There are far more people killed by sober drivers than drunk drivers.  Clearly, non drinkers are a societal plague.


When are we finally going to pass a law outlawing teetotaling?! This shameful scourge needs to end!
 
2013-05-21 03:48:12 PM
Chicago cop? He probably attacked the guy, got his ass whipped, then shot the guy....
 
2013-05-21 04:54:21 PM
ginandbacon:

The officer who wrote the ticket was off duty and a different one who was on duty is the one who was assaulted.

No, it was the same off-duty cop.  First sentence of the article.

Why are cops allowed to do this?  If you want to work security, fine, dress up in civvie clothes or some rent-a-cop uniform like everyone else.  And if something goes wrong, call the cops like anyone else would have to.   Seems wrong that their taking their cop car, uniform, and the status of a police officer and using it to make a buck on the side.
 
2013-05-21 07:12:20 PM
Why aren't they charging the off-duty police officer with murder like Zimmerman?
 
2013-05-21 08:44:09 PM

sprd: Why aren't they charging the off-duty police officer with murder like Zimmerman?


mostly because the guy who was shot didn't die.
 
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