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2013-06-29 08:36:01 PM  
...and his assistant: MC Clap Yo Handz.

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2013-06-29 08:36:44 PM  
Keep him away from me! Ack!
 
2013-06-29 08:37:42 PM  
I wonder if he is the sort of Law Enforcement Officer whose memory weakens when it comes to his fellow officers.
 
2013-06-29 08:39:30 PM  
I've got a pornographic memory. Would that help?
 
2013-06-29 08:40:32 PM  
I bet whole lot of crimes go unresolved because nobody has any short-term memory skills causing a whole lot of crimes to go unresolved, I bet.
 
2013-06-29 08:41:31 PM  
About damn time OCP got down to business.

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2013-06-29 08:45:22 PM  

studebaker hoch: I bet whole lot of crimes go unresolved because nobody has any short-term memory skills causing a whole lot of crimes to go unresolved, I bet.


FTW
 
2013-06-29 08:45:38 PM  
A Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) with an insane photographic memory is being honored for identifying nearly 250 suspects between 2008 and 2012.

"Black guy wearing a hoodie."
 
2013-06-29 08:46:30 PM  
One cop out of the whole force has the ability to remember faces years later and catch wanted persons -> "That's amazing!"

An entire police force employes technology to recognize faces in public and alert when it finds wanted person -> "GAH BIG BROTHER!"
 
2013-06-29 08:46:55 PM  
What is the subject is hatless?
 
2013-06-29 08:47:03 PM  
Surprised they hired him, a lot of police forces screen for people too smart to find interest in the work.
 
2013-06-29 08:49:01 PM  
Isn't that particular trait a double edged sword?

Think about it, with photographic memory, you absolutely have to be honest (not that you do normally, but the stakes on this one are enormous) because if anyone is ever recording you and you lied, bam, every case you've testified at must be looked at again.

It probably makes for one hell of a cop. I'm generally for this.
 
2013-06-29 08:49:22 PM  
no such thing as a photographic memory
 
2013-06-29 08:50:10 PM  

Bucky Katt: no such thing as a photographic memory


He could be a high functioning Rain Man.
 
2013-06-29 08:50:22 PM  
This is a cover story. The truth is that they're deploying facial recognition systems to scan everybody in public places. To avoid raising suspicion with their sudden new success, they invent this recognition prodigy.

/ Just kidding!
// I hope.
 
2013-06-29 08:52:12 PM  
"Who"
 
2013-06-29 08:52:38 PM  
4,752 persons detained between by one officer between 2008 and 2012.

Of these, nearly 250 were identified as suspects and taken to trial. Of these, nearly 2 dozen were convicted.

Great police work there, Mr. Pope. You're an inspiration to any aspiring LEO. Jackass.
 
2013-06-29 08:53:40 PM  

studebaker hoch: I bet whole lot of crimes go unresolved because nobody has any short-term memory skills causing a whole lot of crimes to go unresolved, I bet.


What the hell just happened here?
 
2013-06-29 08:54:11 PM  

Bucky Katt: no such thing as a photographic memory


Yep. There are memory competitions around the world and the winners always train. You'd think just once a natural would come in off the street and collect the prize money...

...if there were such a thing.
 
2013-06-29 08:55:18 PM  
I have a phonographic memory.  I remember where my record player is.
 
2013-06-29 08:56:03 PM  
It's amazing how common super powers are in law enforcement agents.  I once met a cop that could find an 8-ball and a switchblade on any black person.
 
2013-06-29 08:57:23 PM  

Robert1966: "Who"


I would have used "who". In subby's defense, I think he was saying that Officer Pope's memory can identify people. That works too.
 
2013-06-29 08:59:05 PM  

Koodz: Bucky Katt: no such thing as a photographic memory

Yep. There are memory competitions around the world and the winners always train. You'd think just once a natural would come in off the street and collect the prize money...

...if there were such a thing.


just like naturally good musicians, athletes etc dont train to become even better
 
2013-06-29 08:59:38 PM  
i.huffpost.com
 
2013-06-29 09:00:22 PM  
Simon Pegg?
 
2013-06-29 09:01:26 PM  

TinyFist: 4,752 persons detained between by one officer between 2008 and 2012.

Of these, nearly 250 were identified as suspects and taken to trial. Of these, nearly 2 dozen were convicted.

Great police work there, Mr. Pope. You're an inspiration to any aspiring LEO. Jackass.


Where did you get that number?
 
2013-06-29 09:05:34 PM  
Record Head Bednar unavailable for comment.
 
2013-06-29 09:10:18 PM  

W.C.fields forever: studebaker hoch: I bet whole lot of crimes go unresolved because nobody has any short-term memory skills causing a whole lot of crimes to go unresolved, I bet.

What the hell just happened here?


I think it's a palindrome.
 
2013-06-29 09:12:44 PM  
...Thursdays on CBS this Fall.
 
2013-06-29 09:20:49 PM  

Koodz: Bucky Katt: no such thing as a photographic memory

Yep. There are memory competitions around the world and the winners always train. You'd think just once a natural would come in off the street and collect the prize money...

...if there were such a thing.


You may be correct on some technicality, but there are very rare cases where someone has an incredible memory of particular things, such as dates, tv schedules, etc. and some people have incredible visual memories. There ARE people with verifiable one-look memories, it is just rare. You can train your memory for lists, which is what the memory competitors do, but how many can remember a television episode script verbatim on one read through naturally, without their "walking through a house" memory tricks?
 
2013-06-29 09:21:09 PM  
I must admit, against all better judgement, I like this Pope.
 
2013-06-29 09:37:41 PM  

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: ...Thursdays on CBS this Fall.


Tuesday, actually (though it's been moved to Sunday)

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2013-06-29 09:44:20 PM  

UsikFark: Koodz: Bucky Katt: no such thing as a photographic memory

Yep. There are memory competitions around the world and the winners always train. You'd think just once a natural would come in off the street and collect the prize money...

...if there were such a thing.

You may be correct on some technicality, but there are very rare cases where someone has an incredible memory of particular things, such as dates, tv schedules, etc. and some people have incredible visual memories. There ARE people with verifiable one-look memories, it is just rare. You can train your memory for lists, which is what the memory competitors do, but how many can remember a television episode script verbatim on one read through naturally, without their "walking through a house" memory tricks?


There are other systems.

Nobody has inherent 100% unlimited retention. People who claim it are lying or deluded.
 
2013-06-29 09:52:33 PM  

CujoQuarrel: I've got a pornographic memory. Would that help?


"I suspect I've come across this face before!"
 
2013-06-29 09:52:40 PM  
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Looks like simon pegg from hot fuzz
 
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2013-06-29 09:58:00 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: TinyFist: 4,752 persons detained between by one officer between 2008 and 2012.

Of these, nearly 250 were identified as suspects and taken to trial. Of these, nearly 2 dozen were convicted.

Great police work there, Mr. Pope. You're an inspiration to any aspiring LEO. Jackass.

Where did you get that number?


Yeah really, if so, that's about 4 per shift, assuming a 5 day work week. Which I'm pretty sure a lot of cops don't do, 12 hour shifts and whatnot. No idea what they do across the pond though.
 
2013-06-29 10:05:46 PM  
"..you should work in Missing Persons, Streebeck"

/ not obscure to you know it alls
 
2013-06-29 10:08:41 PM  
Pope identified 150 suspects -- equivalent to one every other shift

The story doesn't tell us what that the probability is that if you detain 50 peoples in two days then there's an arrest warrant for one of them.

/yeah, what's his FAR anyway?
 
2013-06-29 10:19:10 PM  
He isn't allowed the coming in late excuse that he forgot where he put his keys the night before?
 
2013-06-29 10:31:58 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: TinyFist: 4,752 persons detained between by one officer between 2008 and 2012.

Of these, nearly 250 were identified as suspects and taken to trial. Of these, nearly 2 dozen were convicted.

Great police work there, Mr. Pope. You're an inspiration to any aspiring LEO. Jackass.

Where did you get that number?


And where did you get that word?
Not sure why a person who constructs a sentence like that is criticizing an LEO.
 
2013-06-29 10:39:38 PM  
Having a photographic memory as a police officer is easy. If the suspect is a minority, you saw them committing the crime. Duh.
 
2013-06-29 10:48:30 PM  
Thank God he has all that CCTV footage to review.
 
2013-06-29 11:01:28 PM  
Except when he witnesses a fellow officer beating the shiat out of some immigrant or making off with the impounded coke. Then it's 'I can't recall' and 'That depends on what the meaning of is is' all the way.
 
2013-06-29 11:05:51 PM  

Fish in a Barrel: ...and his assistant: MC Clap Yo Handz.

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Bravo!
 
2013-06-29 11:11:01 PM  

Digitalstrange: Surprised they hired him, a lot of police forces screen for people too smart to find interest in the work.


Really? Name two.
 
2013-06-29 11:11:26 PM  
Alexis Goodlooking?
slurm.trakt.us
 
2013-06-29 11:14:42 PM  
What's a little thought crime when it involves "protecting our children"?
 
2013-06-29 11:20:58 PM  

CruiserTwelve: Digitalstrange: Surprised they hired him, a lot of police forces screen for people too smart to find interest in the work.

Really? Name two.


You ever met a cop?  It's not like they're the sharpest tools in the shed.
 
2013-06-29 11:31:26 PM  
 
2013-06-29 11:34:58 PM  

fusillade762: So that's Jordan and I'm assuming at least one other person.


Assumptions don't count. Give me another example. C'mon, there's lots of them so it should be easy, right?
 
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