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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  
d3img3do1wj44f.cloudfront.net
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.
 
2013-05-26 04:37:42 AM  

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


So, the various police departments of the United States are going to band together and march on Washington in a violent revolutionary overthrow of the Government?

You've been watching too many Uwe Boll movies.
 
2013-05-26 04:48:49 AM  

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

So, the various police departments of the United States are going to band together and march on Washington in a violent revolutionary overthrow of the Government?

You've been watching too many Uwe Boll movies sniffing too much glue.


Tomato, tomahto.
 
2013-05-26 05:31:40 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 saw the old pics in your profile so I gotta ask how do you even SEE over the hood of a car? It looked like you could have swam in that tea mug you were holding
 
2013-05-26 05:38:22 AM  

Pribar: 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 saw the old pics in your profile so I gotta ask how do you even SEE over the hood of a car? It looked like you could have swam in that tea mug you were holding


Yeah, I often sit on a cushion when driving. But as a police officer I'd sit on the confiscated belongings of my terrorized subjects community partners in crime prevention.
 
2013-05-26 06:12:59 AM  

UsikFark: 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."


Oh man if I told the whole story well, I might be in trouble but well granted I could do a work of fiction and then all would be well : )
 
2013-05-26 06:16:06 AM  

miss diminutive: Pribar: 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 saw the old pics in your profile so I gotta ask how do you even SEE over the hood of a car? It looked like you could have swam in that tea mug you were holding

Yeah, I often sit on a cushion when driving. But as a police officer I'd sit on the confiscated belongings of my terrorized subjects community partners in crime prevention.


I like the cut of your jib
 
2013-05-26 06:17:05 AM  
Cucullen:
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.


This.
 
2013-05-26 06:17:22 AM  

miss diminutive: Pribar: 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 saw the old pics in your profile so I gotta ask how do you even SEE over the hood of a car? It looked like you could have swam in that tea mug you were holding

Yeah, I often sit on a cushion when driving. But as a police officer I'd sit on the confiscated belongings of my terrorized subjects community partners in crime prevention.


Wait a sec what? Sorry officer I did not realize.
 
2013-05-26 06:18:27 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: UsikFark: 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."

Oh man if I told the whole story well, I might be in trouble but well granted I could do a work of fiction and then all would be well : )


Just use the terms "allegedly" and "supposedly" liberally and you should be golden
 
2013-05-26 06:22:36 AM  

Pribar: tinfoil-hat maggie: UsikFark: 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."

Oh man if I told the whole story well, I might be in trouble but well granted I could do a work of fiction and then all would be well : )

Just use the terms "allegedly" and "supposedly" liberally and you should be golden


Or just swap some letters around in people's names to hide their identity.

For example: that Diss Miminutive was such a biatch.
 
2013-05-26 06:22:49 AM  
The trick to putting power in the right hands is to find the people that don't actually want it.
 
2013-05-26 06:30:09 AM  

Pribar: tinfoil-hat maggie: UsikFark: 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."

Oh man if I told the whole story well, I might be in trouble but well granted I could do a work of fiction and then all would be well : )

Just use the terms "allegedly" and "supposedly" liberally and you should be golden


Well while good advice I don't write like that and well to poor my heart out and call it fiction ,well ,naw I don't think I could do that my main block with shering anything I wrire come from a teacher hell I got an A + on it but got called out in the hall to discuss it since it talked about drugs and violence.
 
2013-05-26 06:30:30 AM  

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


We are equal opportunity haters looking for anybody whose douchebaggery rises to mockable levels.
 
2013-05-26 06:32:24 AM  

miss diminutive: Pribar: tinfoil-hat maggie: UsikFark: 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."

Oh man if I told the whole story well, I might be in trouble but well granted I could do a work of fiction and then all would be well : )

Just use the terms "allegedly" and "supposedly" liberally and you should be golden

Or just swap some letters around in people's names to hide their identity.

For example: that Diss Miminutive was such a biatch.


But you know you're not but really this all goes further back
 
2013-05-26 06:33:59 AM  

MayoSlather: The trick to putting power in the right hands is to find the people that don't actually want it.


You sir are correct welcome to TF.
 
2013-05-26 06:34:13 AM  

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

We are equal opportunity haters looking for anybody whose douchebaggery rises to mockable levels.


Corn harvest will be good this year.
 
2013-05-26 06:37:43 AM  

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

We are equal opportunity haters looking for anybody whose douchebaggery rises to mockable levels.

Corn harvest will be good this year.


LOL; ) Yea I still like you : )
 
2013-05-26 06:40:58 AM  

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

No, they are not civilians.

Yes, they are.


No, they're not. They're public servants and YOU PAY THEIR SALARY!

Cops love to hear you tell them that.
 
2013-05-26 06:56:32 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.


Flashing your sirens? Is that what you call 'em? Someone give that girl a police car.

/where I can see her "sirens."
//I sure can't resist their call.
 
2013-05-26 07:00:32 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: MayoSlather: The trick to putting power in the right hands is to find the people that don't actually want it.

You sir are correct welcome to TF.


Gracias
 
2013-05-26 07:02:01 AM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: hardinparamedic: wambu: Begoggle: Wait, who will Fark hate now?
Turns out civilians might be worse than the cops?
Who knew?

We are equal opportunity haters looking for anybody whose douchebaggery rises to mockable levels.

Corn harvest will be good this year.

LOL; ) Yea I still like you : )


Hetus. Alte omnebus. Virtu e poquebus. Rectus. Hoc honebus
 
2013-05-26 07:26:46 AM  

hardinparamedic: tinfoil-hat maggie: hardinparamedic: wambu: Begoggle: Wait, who will Fark hate now?
Turns out civilians might be worse than the cops?
Who knew?

We are equal opportunity haters looking for anybody whose douchebaggery rises to mockable levels.

Corn harvest will be good this year.

LOL; ) Yea I still like you : )

Hetus. Alte omnebus. Virtu e poquebus. Rectus. Hoc honebus


Dude It's to late for that and I'm really rusty on my Latin so : /
 
2013-05-26 07:49:31 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.


I agree.
But they way police departments are using military tactics, uniforms, and weapons, you'd never know the difference.
 
2013-05-26 07:52:14 AM  

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

I thin he was referring to the ex-officers current status.


Beautiful plumage!
 
2013-05-26 07:54:46 AM  
I just noticed that's a Canadian website reporting on an American town.

Yea I'm not buying it.
 
2013-05-26 08:05:12 AM  
This sounds like a great ploy to direct blame back at citizens for cops making bad decisions behind the wheel.

"You saw an officer do what in his squad car? Oh, that was a citizen; us cops would never do such a thing."

/See cops turn on their lights to get through an intersection and turn them right back off way too often.

\Windows
/Linux
 
2013-05-26 08:10:04 AM  
I stop here to go pee on the way to my parents' house.
 
2013-05-26 08:10:30 AM  

Tat'dGreaser: I just noticed that's a Canadian website reporting on an American town.

Yea I'm not buying it.


Where do your international news?
 
2013-05-26 08:14:16 AM  

Tat'dGreaser: I just noticed that's a Canadian website reporting on an American town.

Yea I'm not buying it.


Sneaky French Canadians and their anti-Kansas propaganda.
 
2013-05-26 08:16:12 AM  

A Shambling Mound: Sneaky French Canadians and their anti-Kansas propaganda.


I wouldn't put it past them. Kansas has been running an anti-French Canadian program for years. They blame them for Red Dawn or something like that
 
2013-05-26 08:21:06 AM  

Tat'dGreaser: Kansas has been running an anti-French Canadian program for years.


If it's not bigger than Alberta's, I'm pretty sure Quebecers wouldn't have noticed.
 
2013-05-26 08:27:00 AM  

Tat'dGreaser: I just noticed that's a Canadian website reporting on an American town.

Yea I'm not buying it.


Original story here: http://www.wibw.com/home/localnews/headlines/Valley-Falls-Outraged-Ov e r-Auxiliary-Police-Misconduct-205712691.html
 
2013-05-26 08:53:13 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: 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 because the word came in to existence by these groups' usage to define the out-crowd, but it seems to me almost like we go with a contra-positive definition. If you think what organizations don't exist yet that you'd consider qualifying, I come up with "on duty in service to a job where expectation is you'll put yourself in harm's way to accomplish it."
 
2013-05-26 08:54:52 AM  

Ni: Most of the laws are written to exclude police, if there's any semblance of being on duty.


[citation needed]

Not that I'm a fan of the police but, well, I am a fan of honesty and factual information.
 
2013-05-26 08:58:00 AM  

Landis: Original story here: http://www.wibw.com/home/localnews/headlines/Valley-Falls-Outraged-Ov e r-Auxiliary-Police-Misconduct-205712691.html


And now I'm failing to see the justification for cop hate
 
2013-05-26 09:02:51 AM  

hardinparamedic: 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?


Ah, I see you took care of it. LOL Thanks. Ni, you can ignore my post. It's best that Ni does ignore my post actually, I'm not fond of idiots.
 
2013-05-26 09:11:54 AM  
what does the photo have to do with the article? I don't get it.
 
2013-05-26 09:13:10 AM  

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


0.tqn.com
 
2013-05-26 09:25:07 AM  
Um, I just got an autoplay ad in this thread (not the article, but this exactly thread, on Fark).

Do I need to stop coming here?
 
2013-05-26 10:00:01 AM  

Bathia_Mapes: [www.joblo.com image 580x869]


...and we are done here
 
2013-05-26 10:00:48 AM  

doczoidberg: Um, I just got an autoplay ad in this thread (not the article, but this exactly thread, on Fark).

Do I need to stop coming here?


I know on the mobile site there is a link to report ads
 
2013-05-26 10:02:28 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 10:02:58 AM  

Fano: doczoidberg: Um, I just got an autoplay ad in this thread (not the article, but this exactly thread, on Fark).

Do I need to stop coming here?

I know on the mobile site there is a link to report ads


right below the ads there is a report link.
 
2013-05-26 10:06:07 AM  

Fano: doczoidberg: Um, I just got an autoplay ad in this thread (not the article, but this exactly thread, on Fark).

Do I need to stop coming here?

I know on the mobile site there is a link to report ads


The fact that I have had to report ads in the past is why Fark never gets that Adblock whitelisting it so desperately begs me for.
 
2013-05-26 10:15:00 AM  
Meh...my town had auxilliary officers with patrol cars and nothing much of anything ensued. They mostly just ran us teens off when to many of us congregated.
 
2013-05-26 10:23:09 AM  
I guess too many years in the military rubs off but I always chuckle when I see the police referring to others as civilians. You're all civilians to me unless you're in the armed services.
 
2013-05-26 10:26:32 AM  

hardinparamedic: 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?


Dude, are you sure you want to use that example? The cop got a paid vacation.

Try flashing your gun at a cop and see what happens.
 
2013-05-26 10:52:58 AM  

Beer and Bacon: Dude, are you sure you want to use that example? The cop got a paid vacation.

Try flashing your gun at a cop and see what happens.


A paid vacation, you say?

Yes. I want to use that example.
 
2013-05-26 11:16:07 AM  
odd, not facebook link hmm
 
2013-05-26 11:18:15 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.


Sulla?  Yes, to the infamy of his name!

richeyrich.files.wordpress.com


//obscure?
 
2013-05-26 11:44:02 AM  

CruiserTwelve: Video of the occurrence:

[i162.photobucket.com image 480x255]


I've recently rewatched that movie and determined it has about four scenes worth a damn and a plot that makes so little sense it only works on drugs.

/I understand "traded the bluesmobile for a microphone"
 
2013-05-26 11:45:22 AM  

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

No, they are not civilians.

Yes, they are.

No, they're not. They're public servants and YOU PAY THEIR SALARY!

Cops love to hear you tell them that.


Just before they throw your ass in jail.
 
2013-05-26 12:36:04 PM  
Karl LaFong:

Cops love to hear you tell them that.

Just before they throw your ass in jail.


Ironically, what you pay them to do.
 
2013-05-26 12:53:55 PM  

hardinparamedic: 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?


Yeah that's exactly what I'm doing.  In your durpy world.
DURP!  HATE COPS!  MUST HATE COPS DURRRP
 
2013-05-26 01:17:22 PM  
Isn't this a rerun?
 
2013-05-26 01:32:39 PM  

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


I don't even need a car.
 
2013-05-26 01:37:55 PM  

aukutsutsu: /See cops turn on their lights to get through an intersection and turn them right back off way too often.


There are often calls where one is recommended not to have lights or sirens on within a certain distance of the scene, but where the officer still needs to get there quickly. Also when supervisors are responding to backup requests or while doing a passby. That's a policy many departments have where if a stop is made by one car, dispatch will try to send another car over within a few minutes just to roll by to make sure everything is in hand. Those are also instances where getting from A to B quickly is important, but rolling the whole time with lights and/or sirens on is not practical.
 
2013-05-26 04:07:17 PM  

MayoSlather: The trick to putting power in the right hands is to find the people that don't actually want it.


Ah. The Roger Waters school of thought. Kinda makes sense. Or give the power to someone who knows how to use it. My previous boss was awesome in that regard.

I have a new boss that is a bit odd. He tried to bring changes to the team and we just shut him down. Hell no, we said. He wants this power but there is no way he is getting any unless we let him have it. He tried the old but MY boss wants this. Nope. Didn't happen.

He wants the power but we prevent it. Kinda cool actually. He does fark with some of the team but leaves me alone. I kinda set him straight on that early on.

He asks me to do something. I say ok. Team player and all that rot. Why isn't this other something done? Because you asked me to do something else and I only have so much time in the day. Hmmmm.... ok.... carry on.

So he wants control but we don't let him have it unless it seems like a good idea for us.


/hate having rookie first time bosses
//they are hard to train sometimes
///but it is fun
 
2013-05-26 04:08:54 PM  

tinfoil-hat maggie: Well while good advice I don't write like that and well to poor my heart out and call it fiction ,well ,naw I don't think I could do that my main block with shering anything I wrire come from a teacher hell I got an A + on it but got called out in the hall to discuss it since it talked about drugs and violence.


Are you still violent?
 
2013-05-26 04:12:49 PM  

aukutsutsu: This sounds like a great ploy to direct blame back at citizens for cops making bad decisions behind the wheel.

"You saw an officer do what in his squad car? Oh, that was a citizen; us cops would never do such a thing."

/See cops turn on their lights to get through an intersection and turn them right back off way too often.

\Windows
/Linux


It could be a silent fast call. Don't make assumptions.
 
2013-05-26 05:00:23 PM  
We no longer have law enforcement officers. We have domestic combat infantry.
 
2013-05-26 05:21:49 PM  

saturn badger: tinfoil-hat maggie: Well while good advice I don't write like that and well to poor my heart out and call it fiction ,well ,naw I don't think I could do that my main block with shering anything I wrire come from a teacher hell I got an A + on it but got called out in the hall to discuss it since it talked about drugs and violence.

Are you still violent?


Never was, although I was way drunk last night wasn't I?
 
2013-05-26 05:55:03 PM  
Doesn't really sound like 'auxiliary police' but it sounds like they just gave a bunch of kids some uniforms and cop cars. I'm an APO in NY and we go through a full background investigation as well as 150 hours of training as Peace Officers and don't have these shenanigans happening.
 
2013-05-26 08:44:18 PM  

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

No, they are not civilians.


um... yes they are.

Just curious, but what do you think they are?

/the military called, they would prefer your uniformed thugs stop sullying the reputation of fine military tradition everywhere.
 
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