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(Opposing Views)   Remember that firefighter-slash-pastor who was introduced to Mr. Stun Gun after waving to his friendly neighborhood cops? Well, authorities investigated the incident and found no wrongdoing by the police involved   (opposingviews.com ) divider line
    More: Followup, Nick Clegg, attitude change, misconduct, firefighters, traffic stops, Police Chief Billy Bolin  
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2013-08-20 10:49:49 AM  
5 votes:
So wait let me get this straight:

The guy ran a stop sign
The cops stopped him
He was a dick about stuff, didn't answer their questions, and kept making phone calls while they talked to him

...and he didn't just get arrested? They brandished but did not use a nonlethal weapon... and he's mad about that?
2013-08-20 12:16:09 PM  
2 votes:
Cop haters are reaching a new level of stupid every day. It's pretty obvious the guy isn't being fully truthful. First it was they pulled him over because he waved at them, then later admitted they did have a legit reason. If a cop pulls you over and you refuse to talk to them and make phone calls instead, they absolutely will take your phone away. If you try and physically stop them, then you can expect a tasing. They didn't even hurt the guy, they showed him the taser and have him plenty of time to comply. There are plenty of times even cops get way too aggressive way too fast. This wasn't one off those times. And him thinking he's above the law because he's a firefighter is just stupid. Professional courtesy means they're more likely to let you get away with a minor victimless violation (which they did). Not be a disrespectful douche who throws around the "Do you know who I am!?" Card
2013-08-20 12:02:30 PM  
2 votes:
I'm getting sick of that site, a pop up comes out after like 30 seconds and I've scrolled down reading.  Once you x it out it shoots you back up to the top.
2013-08-20 11:41:00 AM  
2 votes:
This whole exchange comes to:

"I tried to grab his phone away from him and he moved away.  It was a threat so I pointed a weapon at him and handcuffed him."

You don't need to escalate this by taking his phone away from him.  He ran a stop sign (ON A BIKE, its not like he was a threat to anyone but his own stupid ass) write him a ticket and move on.  If he won't take it I guess you can arrest him, but if you're not planning on DOING that don't pull a dangerous weapon on him and force him to comply for some inane shiat.
2013-08-20 11:35:01 AM  
2 votes:
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2013-08-20 11:34:32 AM  
2 votes:

serial_crusher: This story is possibly the ultimate fark conundrum.  Do you hate on the cyclist who ran the red light, applaud the cops who pulled him over for it?  Or do you hate on the cop who pulled a taser on a guy?  Or, do you hate on a cop who let a fireman off easy?


Another cyclist who thinks laws don't apply to him?

Shocking.
2013-08-20 11:29:00 AM  
2 votes:
Cops don't think cops did anything wrong? WHAT?!? That's incredibly shocking, especially after the past 20-30 years of exactly that happening in almost every case of alleged police misconduct. If I promise never to call the police for any reason whatsoever, can I investigate any allegations of wrongdoing on my part instead of them? I promise to put just as much care into my internal investigations as the police do. Honest.
2013-08-20 04:18:36 PM  
1 vote:
Perpetuous Procrastination
Keep thinking you're above being respectful during a police encounter, though; maybe some day we'll get to see your mug on a Fark story.


I completely agree, both parties should be civil and polite.  Can we have that from the police too?
2013-08-20 01:04:19 PM  
1 vote:
This article is a lot more slanted then the previous.

He said he was riding down the street and waved to the police. They then made a direct move to cut him off and stop him. It was at this time when they initially stopped him that they accused him of flipping them off. I find it interesting that was left out of this retelling. He says he waved at them because he knows most of the police through his work as a fireman. The guy who jumped out of the car and got aggressive he didn't know. He then tried to call the chief who he personally knows.

Having seen police officers react EXACTLY how the guy in the article describes I would be willing to bet that he is telling the truth. They see a black man riding a bike and think he flips them off, cops stop short and jump out the car and read the guy the riot act.
2013-08-20 12:51:57 PM  
1 vote:

Kuroshin: In this specific case, they really didn't do anything wrong. I came for the outrage, but found only "meh". Dude broke the law, got pissy for being stopped, tried to talk his way out of a ticket, then whined to the court about how he was treated appropriately for his conduct.


Hmmm. Pulling a taser is appropriate treatment for a traffic ticket now. Don't you DARE talk on your phone while a ticket is being written!
2013-08-20 12:50:54 PM  
1 vote:
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WHY?
2013-08-20 12:21:39 PM  
1 vote:
Being black, he obviously doesn't know to interact with the police. He should immediately cower, bulge his eyes out, and say in a wailing high pitched voice, "Don't beat me massa."
2013-08-20 12:06:28 PM  
1 vote:

unlikely: So wait let me get this straight:

The guy ran a stop sign
The cops stopped him
He was a dick about stuff, didn't answer their questions, and kept making phone calls while they talked to him

...and he didn't just get arrested? They brandished but did not use a nonlethal weapon... and he's mad about that?


Maybe I'm missing something here, but if this is the whole story I agree.
2013-08-20 11:37:48 AM  
1 vote:

Lady J: so the policeman is called Jason Clegg, and that automatically generates a subtag of Nick Clegg... leader of the UK Liberal Democrats.

some of the tags are funnier than the headlines. not in this case though


Did he have a wooden leg?
2013-08-20 11:35:26 AM  
1 vote:
He had a taser pointed at him, this is the complaint?  You're not following instructions from a cop and the cop doesn't tase you and you want him disciplined?  Am I taking crazy pills?
2013-08-20 11:30:58 AM  
1 vote:

serial_crusher: This story is possibly the ultimate fark conundrum.  Do you hate on the cyclist who ran the red light, applaud the cops who pulled him over for it?  Or do you hate on the cop who pulled a taser on a guy?  Or, do you hate on a cop who let a fireman off easy?


You forgot about the media's clear bias when it comes to cops/bikes/firemen/tasers/guns.
2013-08-20 11:28:53 AM  
1 vote:
DWB in Indiana?  He's lucky he's alive, honestly.

/There's a reason the Cols are in the "South" division
2013-08-20 11:06:34 AM  
1 vote:
This story is possibly the ultimate fark conundrum.  Do you hate on the cyclist who ran the red light, applaud the cops who pulled him over for it?  Or do you hate on the cop who pulled a taser on a guy?  Or, do you hate on a cop who let a fireman off easy?
2013-08-20 10:43:40 AM  
1 vote:
durr, police chief, not mayor.
2013-08-20 10:43:05 AM  
1 vote:
Dude tried to call the mayor to get out of a ticket for running a stop sign?  Right there during the process?  What a jackass.
 
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