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(The Trentonian)   Trenton cop when asked for badge number: "That's my (expletive) badge number right there" after allegedly punching Walmart employee walking home. (Listen to audio)   (trentonian.com) divider line 118
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2013-06-14 12:06:26 AM  
fark you, buddy.

fark you.

/It's New Jersey, Jake.
 
2013-06-14 12:08:26 AM  
Link sucks.

But I am on my iPhone presently.
 
2013-06-14 01:01:48 AM  

AirForceVet: Link sucks.

But I am on my iPhone presently.


Yeah, gratuitously breaking a story that short into 5 pages is wee todd ed.
 
2013-06-14 01:21:01 AM  
You got a problem with that?
 
2013-06-14 01:42:05 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-14 01:48:52 AM  
"Police Director Ralph Rivera Jr. returned Trentonian calls on the matter stating;

"while the incident isn't quite severe enough to warrant a paid vacation for the officer in question, we are punishing the officer by making him pick up the donuts every day next week ." "
 
2013-06-14 03:34:06 AM  

fusillade762: AirForceVet: Link sucks.

But I am on my iPhone presently.

Yeah, gratuitously breaking a story that short into 5 pages is wee todd ed.


Someone reads something like this and has to submit it in before they wets themselves and forget to go back to page one before copying the URL.

This is some buullllllshiat.  Damn, it's nice being white.  I wonder if they'll come after him now for recording the conversation without the officers' knowledge.

/too lazy to look up NJ law on the subject
//I'm sure someone with a GED in law will show up eventually anyway
///tres barras
 
2013-06-14 04:47:04 AM  
farking Hessians. Hired hands. Pieces of shiat.
 
2013-06-14 04:48:14 AM  

If you disallow flash on the page they rightfully show the whole article:


www.trentonian.com
TRENTON - A young man returning home from work Saturday at midnight was allegedly assaulted by Trenton police.

Tyrell Green caught audio of the alleged incident on his cell phone because he was recording a conversation with a friend when cops could be heard asking him to put his hands up.

"I didn't do anything," the 20-year-old black male pleads to police in the recording, repeatedly asking officers "what did I do?"

When Green told one of the cops "I want your badge number too," a commotion could be heard, followed by an "ow" from Green.

"That's my (expletive) badge number right there," a cop says. "Shut the (expletive) up."

Green could then be heard groaning shortly thereafter.

The city resident provided a photo to The Trentonian of the facial injuries from the punch he says he received in the alleged incident.

Green also went to St. Francis Medical Center early Sunday morning seeking treatment for his injuries after he was released from police custody.

Hospital records, provided by Green, show that he sustained a bruise from the alleged beating.

"I can't even eat a full sandwich," Green said Thursday. "As soon as I open my mouth, it's in pain."

Green, who works for Walmart in Hamilton, said he had just gotten off the bus and was walking the rest of the way home on Chambers Street near Ashmore Avenue, when he was stopped by Trenton police because they were responding to a report of a man with a gun.

The only thing police found on the shipping and receiving employee was a safety knife that he is required to carry at work to open boxes, Green said.

Walmart did not immediately respond to comment about its policy regarding safety knives.

Green said it was in his pocket - like it always is - when he's not on the clock at the store.

Cops can be heard asking him if he pulled the safety knife on somebody or was playing with it.

Green responds "no" to both questions.

"Sir, I do not have a gun," Green says. "I don't even own a gun."

Green said he was in police custody for two hours and was given the option to stay in jail until Monday or receive a ticket for disorderly conduct.

The Mercer High School graduate said he opted to take the ticket signed by Trenton police officer Luis E. Cosme.

Green claims he knew he did nothing wrong because a police officer told him if he showed up to the court, the charges would be dropped.

The offense summary obtained by The Trentonian states, "Listed party did yell and curse at officers while conducting an investigation of a man with a gun."

In the audio recording, police can be heard telling Green to "shut up" numerous times.

"Shut the (expletive) up and let us do our job. You understand me?" the cop who allegedly struck Green says afterwards. "That's my (expletive) badge number right in your (expletive) mouth."

Police Director Ralph Rivera Jr. did not return a call for comment.

This is the third reported incident of excessive force used by Trenton police during the last year and a half.

In February 2012, video from La Guira Bar captured city police officers allegedly using excessive force in two arrests.

There are pending civil lawsuits against the city and the Trenton Police Department for the actions of the officers that night. Officer Nidia Colon is also facing criminal official misconduct charges for her role in one arrest.

In December 2012, Steven Jennette ended up in a coma for two days after being taken into custody by Trenton police.

Jennette remembers being punched and sprayed with pepper spray by city police before waking up at Capital Health Regional Medical Center in Trenton.

An internal affairs investigation was initiated after that incident, but the outcome remains unknown.

 
2013-06-14 04:49:53 AM  
Dime.

Store.

Thugs.

.
 
mhd
2013-06-14 04:56:47 AM  
i.imgur.com
 
2013-06-14 04:57:22 AM  
"I can't even eat a full sandwich," Green said Thursday. "As soon as I open my mouth, it's in pain."

no you can't have a sammich. not yours

still not cool/funny he got punched though.
 
2013-06-14 04:59:06 AM  
Walking While Black. Yep, that's a beatin'.
 
2013-06-14 04:59:46 AM  
I farking HATE cops...yes..ALL of them.

DIE biatches.
 
2013-06-14 05:07:00 AM  
Once a schoolyard bully, always a schoolyard bully. Pathetic douchebags.
 
2013-06-14 05:13:14 AM  
Yeah this is about as surprising as Cook County dishing out 45 million bucks in police brutality money instead of actually dealing with how poorly CPD is run.

/not at all
 
2013-06-14 05:15:02 AM  
FTFA:  he was recording a conversation with a friend

Why would one do that?
 
2013-06-14 05:23:30 AM  
Trenton's a manure hole, has been for over thirty years and the cops there are part of the reason. They were worthless when I lived in Mercer County until the late 90s and I see they still are. If they're not out profiling, they're on the take or screwing around while collecting their checks.
 
2013-06-14 05:34:39 AM  
I'm sure the cop will be properly punished with two weeks of paid time off to think about what he did wrong.
 
2013-06-14 05:38:37 AM  

orbister: FTFA:  he was recording a conversation with a friend

Why would one do that?


Why is not relevant.  It's possible he used that excuse to cover up that he purposely recorded the cops since he knew what assholes they are.  But since a cop performing his duties has no expectation of privacy, that white lie was unnecessary, though probably prudent given their history of thuggish behavior.
 
2013-06-14 05:43:46 AM  
To Protect
(Themselves)

 And Serve
(an Unwarranted Vicious Beating)
 
2013-06-14 05:44:45 AM  

OgreMagi: orbister: FTFA:  he was recording a conversation with a friend

Why would one do that?

Why is not relevant.  It's possible he used that excuse to cover up that he purposely recorded the cops since he knew what assholes they are.  But since a cop performing his duties has no expectation of privacy, that white lie was unnecessary, though probably prudent given their history of thuggish behavior.


Apologists like yourself are the reason we can have nice things.

Thanks.
 
2013-06-14 06:00:06 AM  
New Jersey.

Feh!
 
2013-06-14 06:00:58 AM  

orbister: FTFA:  he was recording a conversation with a friend

Why would one do that?


Kids who like to rhyme and practice their beats and lyrics record themselves constantly.

/at least the teens I see do
//but surely this makes him guilty and the cop is a hero
 
2013-06-14 06:01:43 AM  
"That's my (expletive) badge number right in your (expletive) mouth."

You said (expletive) twice.
 
2013-06-14 06:02:05 AM  

nmemkha: OgreMagi: orbister: FTFA:  he was recording a conversation with a friend

Why would one do that?

Why is not relevant.  It's possible he used that excuse to cover up that he purposely recorded the cops since he knew what assholes they are.  But since a cop performing his duties has no expectation of privacy, that white lie was unnecessary, though probably prudent given their history of thuggish behavior.

Apologists like yourself are the reason we can have nice things.

Thanks.


At first I misread your post and was thinking, "fark you asshole!"  Then I read it again and realized you weren't being a jerk.  :)

Yeah, the tilted doggy head applied to me.
 
2013-06-14 06:08:34 AM  
I know I shouldn't be giving the cops any leeway but that wound looks like a popped pimple not a sucker punch.
 
2013-06-14 06:11:36 AM  
Police work hard to make us safe.

I support all police, like I support my government collecting information on everyone.

They deserve their power!
 
2013-06-14 06:15:50 AM  

OgreMagi: orbister: FTFA:  he was recording a conversation with a friend

Why would one do that?

Why is not relevant.


Indeed. I'm just going off at a tangent, wondering who records conversations with friends, and why.
 
2013-06-14 06:34:12 AM  

redmid17: Yeah this is about as surprising as Cook County dishing out 45 million bucks in police brutality money instead of actually dealing with how poorly CPD is run.

/not at all


Cook County doesn't pay the tab for CPD lawsuits. The city paid $45 million on police misconduct suits from 2009-2011, mostly filed in U.S. District Court, not in a county court. Sadly, less than 1% of the Chicago Police force is responsible for the incidents that led to 25% of the damage payments ($11.7 mil). I'm not sure if those figures also include out-of-court settlements, which have to be approved by the full city council. Pretty disgusting one way or the other, and it is so seemingly difficult to fire a Chicago cop for misconduct.
 
2013-06-14 06:35:58 AM  

orbister: OgreMagi: orbister: FTFA:  he was recording a conversation with a friend

Why would one do that?

Why is not relevant.

Indeed. I'm just going off at a tangent, wondering who records conversations with friends, and why.


He works for the NSA?
 
2013-06-14 06:37:28 AM  
Three things need to happen if the cops ever want to regain the trust of the public.

1. Stop covering for bad cops.
2. No more immunity.  You knowingly fark up on the job, you are personally responsible.
3. Cop unions stops protecting bad cops.  In fact, cops shouldn't have a farking union at all.
 
2013-06-14 06:39:20 AM  
This was an isolated incident, right?
 
2013-06-14 06:41:07 AM  

abhorrent1: This was an isolated incident, right?


LOL HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ROFLMAO

Yeah.  Isolated.

*snerk*
 
2013-06-14 06:52:05 AM  

OgreMagi: Three things need to happen if the cops ever want to regain the trust of the public.

1. Stop covering for bad cops.
2. No more immunity.  You knowingly fark up on the job, you are personally responsible.
3. Cop unions stops protecting bad cops.  In fact, cops shouldn't have a farking union at all.


I'd be down for that if it applied to teachers as well.
 
2013-06-14 06:56:27 AM  
When a cop dies you always hear, "He was a hero...". I always laugh at that part, hero my arse!
 
2013-06-14 06:57:48 AM  
What I did? what I did?
/Cops
 
2013-06-14 06:58:07 AM  
Just for that I'm going to avoid Trenton tomorrow.

And it's not because it's a 2000 mile drive.

I'm sure I can find plenty of people making $120,000 around here, even if they're not cops.
 
2013-06-14 07:06:04 AM  
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"You want my badge number?  Here you go, motherfarker."
 
2013-06-14 07:08:10 AM  
Who to root for? An uncharacteristically aggressive and abusive cop, or a minion of the Evil Empire? Tough call.
 
2013-06-14 07:08:26 AM  

dropdfun: OgreMagi: Three things need to happen if the cops ever want to regain the trust of the public.

1. Stop covering for bad cops.
2. No more immunity.  You knowingly fark up on the job, you are personally responsible.
3. Cop unions stops protecting bad cops.  In fact, cops shouldn't have a farking union at all.

I'd be down for that if it applied to teachers as well.


You kids and your stupid "IT'S ALL THE FAULT OF UNIONS!"

Your worship of The Rulers is really pathetic.
 
2013-06-14 07:15:25 AM  
"This is my BOOM fist!"

In other news....
img.photobucket.com
 
2013-06-14 07:20:41 AM  
Good thing he didn't have any Skittles in his pocket.
 
2013-06-14 07:22:54 AM  
Advice to citizens: Don't be a dick to cops, even if they've got the wrong guy.
Advice to cops: Don't be a dick to citizens, even if they're dicks to you first.

We done here?
 
2013-06-14 07:27:23 AM  
Thank you LewisMarkTwo.

Wow, I seriously hope there's an investigation into this. Carrying a gun isn't illegal, and this man wasn't even doing that. The boxcutters that stores issue to employees are the cheap little slide-metal ones. And NO, wal-mart doesn't provide a place to keep them at work. They don't explicitly tell you to take them home with you, but everyone does since the management never asks to collect them, and generally doesn't want to collect/redistribute them every night.

Hope the cop gets a thorough investigation. Anyone know how the CC laws work in NJ regarding knives?
 
2013-06-14 07:32:21 AM  
www.american-buddha.com

Either you all give yourselves up now, and let us beat you up a bit, though not very much of course because we are firmly opposed to needless violence...or, we blow up this entire planet! And, possibly one or two others we noticed on the way out here!
 
2013-06-14 07:36:22 AM  
So is Trenton like some special punch-you-in-the-face part of New Jersey?
 
2013-06-14 07:36:52 AM  
A cop is the perfect job for a bully.
 
2013-06-14 07:40:59 AM  

Deep Contact: A cop is the perfect job for a bully.


Hm.  As is a criminal.

Guess it makes sense, they started as street gangs, right?

Cops are just criminals that are on "our" side.
 
2013-06-14 07:57:37 AM  
You know, I'm not condoning the way the cops handled this situation (or any number of other incidents we see here on Fark), but I have a serious question. If a report of a man with a gun comes in, can we all agree that the police should look into the matter? If the call gave only a vague description of the man's appearance, what, exactly, are police to do to look into the matter? I can't really see how they have any other option but to stop anyone that resembles, even slightly, the description given in the call reporting the man with the gun.

If they do that, stop someone that resembles the description, and the first reaction of that person is to be belligerent, it is not difficult to see that the cops might be suspicious that that person might actually be the 'man with a gun' and therefore possibly dangerous.
 
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