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2013-05-25 11:13:23 PM
www.joblo.com
 
2013-05-25 11:16:02 PM
Ah, the fun of allowing volunteers to not be held to the same standards that a career person would. Also known as why Tennessee got rid of it's constables.

Funny enough, these same shenangians are getting an ex-Memphis cop two counts of negligent vehicular homicide.

90 miles an hour down a 35mph street, not even running lights and sirens, and blowing through a red light.
 
2013-05-25 11:38:24 PM
fedupintolerant.com
 
2013-05-25 11:46:26 PM

hardinparamedic: Ah, the fun of allowing volunteers to not be held to the same standards that a career person would. Also known as why Tennessee got rid of it's constables.

Funny enough, these same shenangians are getting an ex-Memphis cop two counts of negligent vehicular homicide.

90 miles an hour down a 35mph street, not even running lights and sirens, and blowing through a red light.


Uh, sounds like he WAS a cop when the accident happened.
 
2013-05-25 11:50:33 PM

Lsherm: Uh, sounds like he WAS a cop when the accident happened.


I thin he was referring to the ex-officers current status.
 
2013-05-25 11:54:26 PM
Beautiful.
 
2013-05-26 12:14:09 AM

Lsherm: Uh, sounds like he WAS a cop when the accident happened.


Nope. Low hanging fruit. It's too easy.
 
2013-05-26 12:36:24 AM
Like he knows what "maximum speed" even is.
 
Ni
2013-05-26 12:37:54 AM

Lsherm: Uh, sounds like he WAS a cop when the accident happened.


You mean when the condom broke?
 
2013-05-26 12:42:22 AM
Harrington said in the meeting that the city council's goal was to have the kids all in once place so they would be easier to watch.

And you know who else liked keeping a certain group of people together.............
/Also: So the cops went to sleep as well? And allowed the wannabe cops to patrol?
//so farked up.
 
2013-05-26 12:44:48 AM
What is the (wheels.ca) headline writers fark handle?
 
2013-05-26 12:46:43 AM
wait, do i get bannination for asking?

/also, not familiar with other sites who may use the same lingo
 
2013-05-26 12:48:28 AM
Hilar- oh. Well. I have nothing else to add.
 
2013-05-26 12:58:49 AM
i.imgur.com

But will they valet park?
 
2013-05-26 12:59:04 AM
Wait, who will Fark hate now?
Turns out civilians might be worse than the cops?
Who knew?
 
2013-05-26 01:02:59 AM

Begoggle: Wait, who will Fark hate now?
Turns out civilians might be worse than the cops?
Who knew?


Think I'll reserve my disdain for the ones that should know to uphold a higher standard and still fail.  Thanks for your concern, though.
 
2013-05-26 01:06:29 AM
I hate the phraseology. Police are by definition civilians, no?
 
2013-05-26 01:09:55 AM

Kyoowashugi: I hate the phraseology. Police are by definition civilians, no?


No, they are not civilians.
 
2013-05-26 01:10:37 AM
Give me a patrol car and no doubt I'd turn into an authoritarian asshole
 
2013-05-26 01:13:54 AM

Begoggle: Wait, who will Fark hate now?
Turns out civilians might be worse than the cops?
Who knew?


Oh hey, it's this guy again. Wouldn't be a Fark cop thread without Begoggle around to explain why the cops did nothing wrong (in-between ball-gargling. scrotum-slurping noises).

Considering that in this situation, the cops were the Rhodes scholars who decided 'yes it is perfectly reasonable to let civilians drive around in police cars, what could possibly go wrong?', this is indeed their fault (along with the meatheads on the council). The civilians shouldn't have acted like dicks either, but they never would have been in a position to do so if the cops/city council weren't pants-on-farking-head retarded.
 
2013-05-26 01:21:15 AM

Bathia_Mapes: Kyoowashugi: I hate the phraseology. Police are by definition civilians, no?

No, they are not civilians.


Yes, they are.
 
2013-05-26 01:23:58 AM
I am above the law!
 
2013-05-26 01:25:45 AM

MNguy: Bathia_Mapes: Kyoowashugi: I hate the phraseology. Police are by definition civilians, no?

No, they are not civilians.

Yes, they are.


From wiki:

In US parlance, a civilian is also considered one not on active duty in the armed services or not on a police or firefighting force.
 
2013-05-26 01:28:35 AM

AliceBToklasLives: Give me a patrol car and no doubt I'd turn into an authoritarian asshole


This. I'd start with the best intentions while trying to uphold the law and protect the community...but within a week I'd be flashing my sirens to get through mall traffic and arresting anyone who looked at me funny, wears jeggings or sports a barbed wire tattoo.
 
2013-05-26 01:29:26 AM

cameroncrazy1984: MNguy: Bathia_Mapes: Kyoowashugi: I hate the phraseology. Police are by definition civilians, no?

No, they are not civilians.

Yes, they are.

From wiki:

In US parlance, a civilian is also considered one not on active duty in the armed services or not on a police or firefighting force.


I guess it's just my personal hangup then.  But not active duty = civie.
 
2013-05-26 01:31:33 AM

miss diminutive: AliceBToklasLives: Give me a patrol car and no doubt I'd turn into an authoritarian asshole

This. I'd start with the best intentions while trying to uphold the law and protect the community...but within a week I'd be flashing my sirens to get through mall traffic and arresting anyone who looked at me funny, wears jeggings or sports a barbed wire tattoo.


I would love to abuse the taser.  What's up with that no socks look?  Zap.
 
2013-05-26 01:34:42 AM

MNguy: miss diminutive: AliceBToklasLives: Give me a patrol car and no doubt I'd turn into an authoritarian asshole

This. I'd start with the best intentions while trying to uphold the law and protect the community...but within a week I'd be flashing my sirens to get through mall traffic and arresting anyone who looked at me funny, wears jeggings or sports a barbed wire tattoo.

I would love to abuse the taser.  What's up with that no socks look?  Zap.


I'd also go around restaurants pepper spraying people's meals then shouting "SPICY ENOUGH FOR YA?"
 
2013-05-26 01:35:26 AM

miss diminutive: AliceBToklasLives: Give me a patrol car and no doubt I'd turn into an authoritarian asshole

This. I'd start with the best intentions while trying to uphold the law and protect the community...but within a week I'd be flashing my sirens to get through mall traffic and arresting anyone who looked at me funny, wears jeggings or sports a barbed wire tattoo.


God's work, you'd be doing it.
 
2013-05-26 01:41:57 AM
If I understand TFA, these were not ordinary civilians, these were teenagers ! What the hell did they expect them to do? Act like cops? Put a kid ( and some adults ) behind the wheel of a hotrod, add flashing lights and sirens and all hell will break out. I think the tornados have sucked the brains out of Kansas.
 
2013-05-26 01:43:34 AM

Kyoowashugi: I hate the phraseology. Police are by definition civilians, no?


Well they used to be then they started wearing combat boot and BDU's, so you decide citizen ; )
/Oh, and don't look at the armory in their trunk.
 
2013-05-26 01:46:56 AM

Begoggle: Wait, who will Fark hate now?
Turns out civilians might be worse than the cops?
Who knew?


Goddamn. Really? You're trying to defend this shiat?
 
2013-05-26 01:47:23 AM
Oh and I just wanna say I had a friend that bought an old cop car and well on a tequila run we did about 150 + mph's.
/Ya know the more I think about my life the more I think I should write a book.....
 
2013-05-26 01:55:57 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: Ya know the more I think about my life the more I think I should write a book.....


I'd pay good money to read that.
 
2013-05-26 02:06:24 AM
Video of the occurrence:

i162.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-26 02:09:46 AM

MNguy: cameroncrazy1984: MNguy: Bathia_Mapes: Kyoowashugi: I hate the phraseology. Police are by definition civilians, no?

No, they are not civilians.

Yes, they are.

From wiki:

In US parlance, a civilian is also considered one not on active duty in the armed services or not on a police or firefighting force.

I guess it's just my personal hangup then.  But not active duty = civie.


Yeah not sure when that came into common parlance. Probably started around the time Nixon declared war on the hippies, brown people and poor. Reagan probably helped step it up a bit too. Generally reflective of the militarization of the police force.  Not a good thing, the cops ARE civilians. Even though the law gives them preferential treatment they are still subject to it. Though obviously the importance of this distinction is being forgotten in the name of people being scared of their own shadow.
There is a reason why Rome forbade uniformed soldiers within its walls. And a reason the Roman Republic became the Roman Empire when Augustus marched his army through the gates.
 
2013-05-26 02:20:54 AM

hardinparamedic: Ah, the fun of allowing volunteers to not be held to the same standards that a career person would. Also known as why Tennessee got rid of it's constables.


Fark that, if I were given this opportunity, I would triple the number of speeding and cellphone-while-driving tickets. Also every motorcycle that goes down my street would be getting cited for noise complaints...

/narc
//not really
///more qualified than most civilians and probably some officers though
 
2013-05-26 02:22:12 AM
Cucullen: 
There is a reason why Rome forbade uniformed soldiers within its walls. And a reason the Roman Republic became the Roman Empire when Augustus marched his army through the gates.

Conveniently forgetting Marius, Sulla and Caesar, not to mention that there was no such thing as a "uniformed soldier" in Rome of that time.
 
2013-05-26 02:25:40 AM

Aulus: Cucullen: 
There is a reason why Rome forbade uniformed soldiers within its walls. And a reason the Roman Republic became the Roman Empire when Augustus marched his army through the gates.

Conveniently forgetting Marius, Sulla and Caesar, not to mention that there was no such thing as a "uniformed soldier" in Rome of that time.


I think you're missing the point.  We don't require uniformed overlords.
 
2013-05-26 02:26:10 AM

miss diminutive: tinfoil-hat maggie: Ya know the more I think about my life the more I think I should write a book.....

I'd pay good money to read that.


Hmmm....
And here I am giving exerts away for free on fark, yea I may need to think about my business model ; )
 
2013-05-26 02:29:25 AM
excerpts
 
2013-05-26 02:32:46 AM
even one auxiliary officer driving around with a young girl in his lap.

"He floored it and he gunned it at maximum speed,"


I bet he did.
 
2013-05-26 02:33:37 AM

tinfoil-hat maggie: miss diminutive: tinfoil-hat maggie: Ya know the more I think about my life the more I think I should write a book.....

I'd pay good money to read that.

Hmmm....
And here I am giving exerts away for free on fark, yea I may need to think about my business model ; )


Subtitle it "The Fark Monologues."
 
2013-05-26 02:51:15 AM

sweet-daddy-2: If I understand TFA, these were not ordinary civilians, these were teenagers ! What the hell did they expect them to do? Act like cops? Put a kid ( and some adults ) behind the wheel of a hotrod, add flashing lights and sirens and all hell will break out. I think the tornados have sucked the brains out of Kansas.


Yeah, that was the part that blew me away too... WTF is in the water over there, anyway?
 
2013-05-26 03:07:01 AM

lolpix: Like he knows what "maximum speed" even is.


The guy was traveling at the speed of light? That's one sweet car
 
2013-05-26 03:09:15 AM

MNguy: Aulus: Cucullen: 
There is a reason why Rome forbade uniformed soldiers within its walls. And a reason the Roman Republic became the Roman Empire when Augustus marched his army through the gates.

Conveniently forgetting Marius, Sulla and Caesar, not to mention that there was no such thing as a "uniformed soldier" in Rome of that time.

I think you're missing the point.  We don't require uniformed overlords.


There's a reason the police are considered civilians.

A wise man once said: the military fights the enemies of the state, while the police serve and protect the people. And when you use the military as police, the people quickly become the enemies of the state.

The same applies if you use the police as military.
 
2013-05-26 03:13:30 AM

Cucullen: There is a reason why Rome forbade uniformed soldiers within its walls.


Rome had it own paid police force.  Urban police and military soildier were two different careers back then too.
 
Ni
2013-05-26 04:17:50 AM

Cucullen: Not a good thing, the cops ARE civilians. Even though the law gives them preferential treatment they are still subject to it.


Most of the laws are written to exclude police, if there's any semblance of being on duty. Thus, they are barely subject to it. And being subject to laws also requires prosecution, which is also extremely forgiving of crimes committed by police.

The difference between police and civilians is extremely obvious. If a civilian shoots an off-duty cop in self-defense, he'll be going to jail if he even survives the process of being arrested. If the off-duty cop shoots a civilian in self-defense in a similar situation, his buddies in blue will be patting him on the back and the ADA will be laughing "You want me to prosecute what?!"
 
2013-05-26 04:21:26 AM
sounds like police quest 4. just plain bad
 
2013-05-26 04:29:22 AM

Ni: Most of the laws are written to exclude police, if there's any semblance of being on duty. Thus, they are barely subject to it. And being subject to laws also requires prosecution, which is also extremely forgiving of crimes committed by police.


What.

Make a point about departments destroying evidence or covering up actual incidences of brutality. Make a point at how the police departments in the United States continue to tolerate risky and irresponsible behaviors that endanger the public rather than face off with unions over the likehood that something was wrong with the paperwork.

Don't blatantly lie about what the law says, and doesn't say

Ni: If a civilian shoots an off-duty cop in self-defense, he'll be going to jail if he even survives the process of being arrested. If the off-duty cop shoots a civilian in self-defense in a similar situation, his buddies in blue will be patting him on the back and the ADA will be laughing "You want me to prosecute what?!"


Really?
 
2013-05-26 04:30:33 AM
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A resident blasts council members in this frame grab from a Valley Falls council meeting on Wednesday.

This deserves an award for literary excellence in journalism.
 
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