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(Philly.com)   Philadelphia transit police have a zero tolerance policy toward shirtlessness, will cover you in bruises if you fail to comply   (philly.com ) divider line
    More: Scary, SEPTA, transit police, Troy Moorer, West Philadelphia  
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958 clicks; posted to Politics » on 20 Jun 2013 at 10:14 AM (3 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2013-06-20 10:16:58 AM  
Good, b*tch white trash had it coming.
 
2013-06-20 10:17:54 AM  
but I can tell you someone was arrested for resisting arrest."

How is this shiat allowed?
 
2013-06-20 10:25:40 AM  
To be fair, riding SEPTA is like getting punched repeatedly in the face so this is nothing new to him.
 
2013-06-20 10:26:26 AM  

Target Builder: but I can tell you someone was arrested for resisting arrest."

How is this shiat allowed?


That woman's whole statement was absolutely pants on head retarded.

"A large crowd rolled into the station," SEPTA spokeswoman Jerri Williams said. "Whoever took the video, that's what they put up [on Youtube]. But it doesn't tell the whole story. I don't know what the whole story is, but I can tell you someone was arrested for resisting arrest."

I don't know what the whole story is, but I know that's not it. Yeah, that makes sense you dumbass.

Someone being arrested for resisting arrest is one of the most farked up things in our legal system.

Whether that video shows "the whole story" or not, there is absolutely no reason for a cop to reach back and throw a punch at someone who is down on the ground with at least 2 officers on him.
 
2013-06-20 10:29:24 AM  
So this is what they do when they're finally done sitting on their fat asses in their golf carts, checking their emails on their phones, and hitting on unsuspecting women who just want to get to their urine-soaked train.

At least that's how they do it at the Market East entrance.
 
2013-06-20 10:30:47 AM  
Those police are actually there to keep you from actually being murdered during school hours. It is apparently a very unsafe place to be.
 
2013-06-20 10:31:37 AM  
No Shirt,

No Shoes,

img.fark.net

No Dice!??!
 
2013-06-20 10:32:09 AM  
Politics?
 
2013-06-20 10:33:47 AM  
If McDonald's enforces a no shirt policy, SEPTA should be allowed to enforce that same policy on mass transit too.
 
2013-06-20 10:34:32 AM  

Target Builder: but I can tell you someone was arrested for resisting arrest."

How is this shiat allowed?


He's black.
He was resisting by default.
 
2013-06-20 10:35:18 AM  

BitwiseShift: Those police are actually there to keep you from actually being murdered during school hours. It is apparently a very unsafe place to be.


Well, with armed gangsters hanging around who will lay a group beatdown on someone already on the ground there, yeah, it seems pretty unsafe.
 
2013-06-20 10:35:19 AM  

Funk Brothers: If McDonald's enforces a no shirt policy, SEPTA should be allowed to enforce that same policy on mass transit too.


I don't think Ronald McDonald is going to whip out a night stick and a taser and go all MMA on a customer.
 
2013-06-20 10:40:00 AM  

BitwiseShift: Those police are actually there to keep you from actually being murdered during school hours. It is apparently a very unsafe place to be.


You should see it when the K-9 unit is on patrol.

I'll take gangbangers over Philly cops any day.
 
2013-06-20 10:40:29 AM  

BitwiseShift: Those police are actually there to keep you from actually being murdered during school hours. It is apparently a very unsafe place to be.


This was in the station adjacent to City Hall. It is one of the safest places in the city.
 
2013-06-20 10:41:46 AM  

BitwiseShift: Those police are actually there to keep you from actually being murdered during school hours. It is apparently a very unsafe place to be.


There's nothing particularly unsafe about the station at 15th and Market.

63rd and Market is another story.
 
2013-06-20 10:43:09 AM  
This cop is just one of the very few bad apples.

Realistically, there are probably only 10 or so bad apples nationwide - they just keep getting caught over and over again.
 
2013-06-20 10:45:57 AM  
"arrested for resisting arrest."

So what was he being arrested for in the first place?
 
2013-06-20 10:47:56 AM  
I get off at 40th and Market every day near a methadone clinic and the bus that apparently only takes screaming guys with neck tattoos, and the only time I felt unsafe on the MFL was when a cop chased an unarmed guy through Market East. He chased him through the tunnel over the tracks, and then drew his gun as the guy was laying prone on the ground. The cop was so out of breath, he was huffing and puffing and waving the gun directly at me without even realizing it.

I generally like and appreciate the work that cops do, but the Transit guys are just awful. Especially the creepy guys in swat gear at 30th street who walk around with their hands on their guns and stare you down for no reason.
 
2013-06-20 10:49:20 AM  
So where in the cop manual does it say to punch someone in the face while they're laying on the ground?
 
2013-06-20 10:52:29 AM  

PonceAlyosha: This was in the station adjacent to City Hall. It is one of the safest places in the city


Not any more!
 
2013-06-20 10:53:05 AM  

Wyalt Derp: "arrested for resisting arrest."

So what was he being arrested for in the first place?


Conspiracy to resist arrest.
 
2013-06-20 11:22:30 AM  
This reminds me why I teach immigrants in Philly how to deal with police.  Especially the ones from sub-Saharan Africa.  (First, I teach them that they are dealing with a person with a gun, and that should be the first thing on their mind, and then they learn about Miranda and the Fourth and Fifth Amendments.)  Seriously.  The city as a whole is pretty nice, but the cops are as bad as the crooks.
 
2013-06-20 12:27:08 PM  
FTFA:  "He had his shirt off coming down the steps," Moorer said of his friend he identified as "Mikey," who is part of a music group called "Great Outdoors" that had performed Saturday night at Ubiq on Walnut Street.

He's in a band?!  That's relevant, I guess.

Funk Brothers: If McDonald's enforces a no shirt policy, SEPTA should be allowed to enforce that same policy on mass transit too.


The New York subway is requited to let women ride topless, best I can recall.

So, I'm guessing that there is some difference.
 
2013-06-20 12:33:19 PM  
"Whoever took the video, that's what they put up [on Youtube]. But it doesn't tell the whole story. I don't know what the whole story is, but I can tell you someone was arrested for resisting arrest."

I don't know the whole story, but the cops are right and the negro is wrong. Seriously, that much should be clear.
 
2013-06-20 12:38:14 PM  

turboeli: The city as a whole is pretty nice, but the cops are as bad as the crooks


Let's face it, the cops ARE the crooks.
 
2013-06-20 12:39:43 PM  
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2013-06-20 12:56:11 PM  
The cops in Philadelphia are corrupt, you say? Bah. Next you'll tell me we can't trust the ones in Chicago or LA. Hogwash.
 
2013-06-20 03:28:02 PM  

Cake Hunter: I get off at 40th and Market every day near a methadone clinic and the bus that apparently only takes screaming guys with neck tattoos, and the only time I felt unsafe on the MFL was when a cop chased an unarmed guy through Market East. He chased him through the tunnel over the tracks, and then drew his gun as the guy was laying prone on the ground. The cop was so out of breath, he was huffing and puffing and waving the gun directly at me without even realizing it.

I generally like and appreciate the work that cops do, but the Transit guys are just awful. Especially the creepy guys in swat gear at 30th street who walk around with their hands on their guns and stare you down for no reason.


FYI, the 40th and Market stop is just the best one to pick up the #40 Bus that does go to the Methadone clinic (around 50th and Fairmount I think).  The only reason I know this is because I frequently have to ride the 40 and it's *unbearable* between those two stops.  No volume control or sense of personal space.

But, ugh, the City Hall stop.  My first experience with the Philly subway as a girl who grew up taking the DC Metro.  I was afraid to touch any surface.
 
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