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(New York Daily News)   California man kills mom and burns house before going on tractor rampage. Thank God the cops had a tank to stop him   (nydailynews.com) divider line 12
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2013-08-26 12:21:06 AM  
2 votes:

violentsalvation: That's not a tank.


Might as well be. What do civilians have that can stop it?
2013-08-25 11:59:49 PM  
2 votes:
the heroic actions of the officers involved cannot be understated,

Not only can their actions here be understated, the officers shouldn't even be named by their own request. They were just cops doing their job, ma'am.

But no, California isn't that classy. Of course they're all heroes and we should totally forget this is the same state where LAPD officers lit up two unarmed women with more than 100 rounds while looking for one giant black man armed to the teeth and driving a totally different vehicle, taze children and the elderly, steal people's cameras, and mostly sit around and write traffic tickets to meet quotas just because they did their job for once.
2013-08-26 12:15:44 PM  
1 votes:

supayoda: As I have learned on Fark, the police are not a subject one should take with a reasoned middle approach.


To be fair, there are PLENTY of times when the police take the 'shoot first and ask questions later' approach when they shouldn't, and people have died. THIS is not one of those times.

I agree, this always bagging on the cops thing is getting old, I'll call 'em out when they deserve it.
2013-08-26 07:00:20 AM  
1 votes:

log_jammin: why should they not have them?


Because they're expensive and pretty much useless and the LAPD are the last people in the world I'd trust with a pair of scissors that didn't have blunted tips let alone light armor, so even having ONE of these things in the entire state owned by any police department at all is a risk I'm not willing to take. There could be some kind of inter-department vehicle pool or something and the LAPD could eventually lay hands on it then there WILL be a story about abuse.

But aside from that if the cops stopped writing traffic tickets and kicking in the wrong door and shooting innocent people and pets, y'know basically were good cops instead of bad people, then you're right they could totally have one of these because they'd be clearing ganglands and fortified warehouses. As it is, they could make do with a bus with screens over the windows to stop bricks.
2013-08-26 06:29:29 AM  
1 votes:

doglover: violentsalvation: That's not a tank.

Might as well be. What do civilians have that can stop it?


Budget authority, if they remember they have the balls to use it.

/so, nothing, really.
2013-08-26 04:59:04 AM  
1 votes:
Yeah it's a good think they had that 'tank' so they could shoot this crazy kid off of his open cab tractor.
2013-08-26 04:54:26 AM  
1 votes:

log_jammin: some_beer_drinker: violentsalvation: That's not a tank.

of course. just like the police are not an army now. got it.

It must be fun to be able to just call something whatever you want it to be, and think that turns it into that thing.

Police wear Kevlar? welp...they're an army.

armored car looks scary? guess that makes it a tank.

women won't touch you? They must be lesbians.

your dog ignores you? I suppose it's a cat.


It's an armored personnel carrier, Mr Pedantic.
Just the thing that a "not-army" needs to patrol a civilian neighborhood.
2013-08-26 04:33:15 AM  
1 votes:
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2013-08-26 12:57:07 AM  
1 votes:

TuteTibiImperes: we shouldn't appreciate those that do their job well?



Sure the tractor detail is a bit unusual, but shooting the crazy guy with the gun is what police are supposed to do. Stopping crimes in progress is the only job police have that's worth a damn. They're not heroes for putting down the ticket pad and ceasing their extortion of drivers for 20 minutes to go stop a real crime, they're adequate.
2013-08-26 12:38:30 AM  
1 votes:

doglover: the heroic actions of the officers involved cannot be understated,

Not only can their actions here be understated, the officers shouldn't even be named by their own request. They were just cops doing their job, ma'am.

But no, California isn't that classy. Of course they're all heroes and we should totally forget this is the same state where LAPD officers lit up two unarmed women with more than 100 rounds while looking for one giant black man armed to the teeth and driving a totally different vehicle, taze children and the elderly, steal people's cameras, and mostly sit around and write traffic tickets to meet quotas just because they did their job for once.


So because some officers make mistakes or abuse their power we shouldn't appreciate those that do their job well?
2013-08-26 12:22:30 AM  
1 votes:

violentsalvation: That's not a tank.


of course. just like the police are not an army now. got it.
2013-08-26 12:19:42 AM  
1 votes:
That's not a tank.
 
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