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2014-01-15 08:20:32 AM  
Once a state cop in Arizona threw me on the hood and jammed his .357 into the back of my neck because I not only didn't immediately comply but also stepped forward with my hands in the air to say "What?"
 
2014-01-15 08:22:39 AM  
Pigs.
 
2014-01-15 08:23:50 AM  
But, you know, it's probably wrong to prejudge and hate people based solely on what they do for a living. Even the po-po. Isn't it?
 
2014-01-15 08:47:46 AM  
I SAID STOP BEATING YOURSELF.
 
2014-01-15 08:57:13 AM  
In defense of the cops, they probably thought they were just brutalizing a regular black person and didn't realize he was deaf.
 
2014-01-15 09:19:15 AM  
Driving while black. That's a beatin'
 
2014-01-15 09:20:09 AM  
"I see"...said the blind man.
"No you don't"...said the mute.
"Yes he does"...said the deaf man.
And the man with no legs got up and walked away.
 
2014-01-15 09:39:17 AM  
Oh, he's black.  Who would have guessed that.  I'm whiter than sour cream and I can't stand the police, I can't even imagine how a black man feels in this country.
 
2014-01-15 09:53:07 AM  
I had a friend who was deaf in one ear and had only 20% hearing in the other ear who got pulled over for speeding.  Naturally, his deaf ear faced the window so when the cop came up and was talking to him, he was trying to use his hand to block the cops flashlight so he could read his lips.  the cop kept saying put down your hands, but then he didn't know what he was saying.

Eventually, the cop got frustrated and was like "What are you, Deaf?" really loud.  That he heard, so he turned his head and pointed to his hearing aid in the other ear and said "YES."

The cop got this really sheepish look and just gave him a warning.

/csb
 
2014-01-15 09:58:05 AM  
Bet he didn't see that one coming.
 
2014-01-15 09:58:43 AM  
images3.wikia.nocookie.net

"WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME?!?!"

/oblig
 
2014-01-15 09:59:46 AM  
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2014-01-15 10:00:34 AM  
cop thread 3 days in a row.
 
2014-01-15 10:01:32 AM  
CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW?!!
 
2014-01-15 10:02:38 AM  
Excuse me, can anyone here sign in jive?
 
2014-01-15 10:03:38 AM  

The One True TheDavid: Once a state cop in Arizona threw me on the hood and jammed his .357 into the back of my neck because I not only didn't immediately comply but also stepped forward with my hands in the air to say "What?"


So you provoked an aggressive, Type A authoritarian by bowing up to them, and were surprised at the fact they acted like an aggressive, Type A Authoritarian would.

Sweet mother Teresa on the hood of a mercedes benz. You sound like a majestic farking eagle of a genius.
 
2014-01-15 10:06:54 AM  
I think it should be drilled into cops that if someone is not cooperating (and is non-violent) they should go through a checklist to see if that person is physically impaired (blind/deaf) or possibly suffering from a diabetic shock or something. You hear too many of these stories where cops knee-jerk that the person not listening to them starts to get a beatdown. I know that it's probably a small statistic, but I'm sure it would probably avoid situations like this.
 
2014-01-15 10:07:00 AM  
This is legal now per California ruling. Why are they investigating?
 
2014-01-15 10:07:56 AM  
No mention of a taser...thats odd.
 
2014-01-15 10:09:15 AM  

nekom: Oh, he's black.  Who would have guessed that.  I'm whiter than sour cream and I can't stand the police, I can't even imagine how a black man feels in this country.


This.
 
2014-01-15 10:10:01 AM  

Bedstead Polisher: I think it should be drilled into cops that if someone is not cooperating (and is non-violent) they should go through a checklist to see if that person is physically impaired (blind/deaf) or possibly suffering from a diabetic shock or something. You hear too many of these stories where cops knee-jerk that the person not listening to them starts to get a beatdown. I know that it's probably a small statistic, but I'm sure it would probably avoid situations like this.


See the post just below yours.  Why?  It's now legal according to a jury in California.
 
2014-01-15 10:14:46 AM  
Well, if he didn't want to be beat, he should have listened.

Cops HATE it when their authority is ignored.

/black And deaf? He's lucky to be alive.
 
2014-01-15 10:18:12 AM  

brandent: cop thread 3 days in a row.


Isolated incidents.
 
2014-01-15 10:19:36 AM  
I'd never heard the term "profoundly" deaf before.  Can't hear anything below 95 decibels.  So I learned something today at the expense of a victim of police brutality.  It was all worth it.
 
2014-01-15 10:20:47 AM  
He must have left his yellow star at home.
 
2014-01-15 10:21:53 AM  
Should a deaf guy be driving a car in the first place?  He won't be able to hear a horn or siren.
 
2014-01-15 10:22:26 AM  

Nana's Vibrator: I'd never heard the term "profoundly" deaf before.  Can't hear anything below 95 decibels.  So I learned something today at the expense of a victim of police brutality.  It was all worth it.


Most cops are louder than that.
 
2014-01-15 10:22:36 AM  

Mitch Taylor's Bro: brandent: cop thread 3 days in a row.

Isolated incidents.


True dat.  And you can't really know what happened right before the first thread.
 
2014-01-15 10:23:11 AM  

fireclown: Should a deaf guy be driving a car in the first place?  He won't be able to hear a horn or siren.


Not hearing asshats blowing horns is probably a plus.
Sirens are accompanied by flashing lights.   I suspect deaf drivers are more vigilant about those.
 
2014-01-15 10:24:36 AM  
oh for fark's sake.
 
2014-01-15 10:25:00 AM  

coffeeburns: No mention of a taser...thats odd.


Needed recharging after all the use it had been given.
 
2014-01-15 10:28:48 AM  
And there are some people who argue that law enforcement are the only people that can be entrusted with the responsibility of firearm possession.

/threadjack
 
2014-01-15 10:32:10 AM  

The One True TheDavid: But, you know, it's probably wrong to prejudge and hate people based solely on what they do for a living. Even the po-po. Isn't it?


Nobody is this stupid, so I'm assuming trolling. But just in case:

YOUR ASININE COMMENT ONLY APPLIES TO PEOPLE NOT WEILDING AUTHORITY OVER OTHER PEOPLE.

/hth
 
2014-01-15 10:33:52 AM  
Was the victim married, or completely deaf?
 
2014-01-15 10:36:11 AM  

hardinparamedic: The One True TheDavid: Once a state cop in Arizona threw me on the hood and jammed his .357 into the back of my neck because I not only didn't immediately comply but also stepped forward with my hands in the air to say "What?"

So you provoked an aggressive, Type A authoritarian by bowing up to them, and were surprised at the fact they acted like an aggressive, Type A Authoritarian would.

Sweet mother Teresa on the hood of a mercedes benz. You sound like a majestic farking eagle of a genius.


Now I don't know you. And NTTAWWT. But I'm guessing you are one magnificent power bottom.
 
2014-01-15 10:39:43 AM  
This story seems all too familiar, sadly...
rnzmagazine.com
 
2014-01-15 10:43:57 AM  

ftfa

The case went to the Oklahoma County District Attorney and any details of this case will have to come from the DA's office.

... a wholly owned subsidiary of the Oklahoma police union.
 
2014-01-15 10:44:11 AM  
Reminds me of the old Gene Wilder Richard Pryor movie, Hear No Evil, Say No Evil.

"What, are you farking blind?!"
"YES!  I'm farking blind!!"
 
2014-01-15 10:47:21 AM  
Cops should stay out of harms way and stop pulling people over, it's their own fault for voluntarily placing themselves in danger.
 
2014-01-15 10:48:59 AM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Excuse me, can anyone here sign in jive?


Barbara Billingsly can :)
 
2014-01-15 10:59:51 AM  
NewsChannel 4 learned on Tuesday the two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers involved, Eric Foster and Kelton Hayes, have been suspended with pay while the investigation into this incident continues.

Paid vacation. Sweet!
 
2014-01-15 11:01:26 AM  

The One True TheDavid: Once a state cop in Arizona threw me on the hood and jammed his .357 into the back of my neck because I not only didn't immediately comply but also stepped forward with my hands in the air to say "What?"


I take it you didn't know that you're not supposed to step out of your car until the cop tells you to do so and instead you attempted to provoke him because only a complete moron would think that your actions as described was not an attempt at provoking an aggressive situation.
 
2014-01-15 11:03:45 AM  
The deaf person should be more understanding of the police officer's learning disabilities and profound lack of empathy.
 
2014-01-15 11:04:44 AM  

fireclown: Should a deaf guy be driving a car in the first place?  He won't be able to hear a horn or siren.


Hearing drivers can master the technical challenge of turn signal levers.

Fair is fair.
 
2014-01-15 11:04:47 AM  

The One True TheDavid: Once a state cop in Arizona threw me on the hood and jammed his .357 into the back of my neck because I not only didn't immediately comply but also stepped forward with my hands in the air to say "What?"


www.forgetthebox.net
 
2014-01-15 11:05:31 AM  
I could tell this didn't come from Seattle because SPD would have shot the deaf person dead within those seven minutes.
 
2014-01-15 11:06:31 AM  
If they're really into getting caught, they could try shoplifting instead of physical violence.

iwearcotton.com
 
2014-01-15 11:06:52 AM  

Bedstead Polisher: I think it should be drilled into cops that if someone is not cooperating (and is non-violent) they should go through a checklist to see if that person is physically impaired (blind/deaf) or possibly suffering from a diabetic shock or something. You hear too many of these stories where cops knee-jerk that the person not listening to them starts to get a beatdown. I know that it's probably a small statistic, but I'm sure it would probably avoid situations like this.


That would require police to stop and think though. You're going to need a ton of extra training for that.
 
2014-01-15 11:17:13 AM  

labman: I had a friend who was deaf in one ear and had only 20% hearing in the other ear who got pulled over for speeding.  Naturally, his deaf ear faced the window so when the cop came up and was talking to him, he was trying to use his hand to block the cops flashlight so he could read his lips.  the cop kept saying put down your hands, but then he didn't know what he was saying.

Eventually, the cop got frustrated and was like "What are you, Deaf?" really loud.  That he heard, so he turned his head and pointed to his hearing aid in the other ear and said "YES."

The cop got this really sheepish look and just gave him a warning.

/csb


Maybe if he would have said "I'm deaf", when the cop walked up it all would have gone smoother.....
 
2014-01-15 11:20:03 AM  
RCMP tasered a man to death in the Vancouver airport.  He wasn't responding to English instructions on account of only speaking Polish.

Bonus: bystander who spoke Polish offered to help and was told to stay out of it

/very tragic
 
2014-01-15 11:20:05 AM  
This is why we laugh when cops get shot.
 
2014-01-15 11:24:07 AM  

Great Odins Raven: This is why we laugh when cops get shot.


No "WE" don't asshat"e".
 
2014-01-15 11:25:15 AM  
shootsright

Cops should stay out of harms way and stop pulling people over, it's their own fault for voluntarily placing themselves in danger do the honorable thing and go home and suck start their sidearm.
Fify
 
2014-01-15 11:32:47 AM  
Maybe I'm missing something, but how is it legal for "profoundly deaf" people to drive?   How can they react to various things like cars beeping because they're drifting into the wrong lane or an emergency vehicle's siren?  It seems to me it would be the equivalent of a person driving with noise-cancelling headphones on, which I'm pretty sure isn't kosher.
 
2014-01-15 11:35:27 AM  
Good thing he didn't try to use sign language, otherwise, a gangbanger might shot him, while he was getting his ass kicked by the cops.  This is another example showing that people with disabilities can have exciting lives, too.
 
2014-01-15 11:35:56 AM  

brandent: cop thread 3 days in a row.


I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing.  I usually hate cop-hate threads but this increases in police incompetence resulting in senseless violence towards civilians is disturbing.
 
2014-01-15 11:38:26 AM  
On your way. Nothing to listen to here, citizen.
 
2014-01-15 11:43:21 AM  
Cops: Do you want a severe ass kicking or what?

Pearson: What?
 
2014-01-15 11:43:35 AM  

gopher321: "I see"...said the blind man.
"No you don't"...said the mute.
"Yes he does"...said the deaf man.
And the man with no legs got up and walked away.


So that's how that joke went. Learned something new today.
 
2014-01-15 11:44:01 AM  
Phil Clinton: brandent: cop thread 3 days in a row.

I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing.   I usually hate love cop-hate threads but this increase in police incompetence resulting in senseless violence towards civilians is disturbing.

FTFM
 
2014-01-15 11:45:46 AM  

Serious Post on Serious Thread: Now I don't know you. And NTTAWWT. But I'm guessing you are one magnificent power bottom.


The reference, since it's obscure.
 
2014-01-15 11:46:16 AM  

nyrB: Maybe I'm missing something, but how is it legal for "profoundly deaf" people to drive?   How can they react to various things like cars beeping because they're drifting into the wrong lane or an emergency vehicle's siren?  It seems to me it would be the equivalent of a person driving with noise-cancelling headphones on, which I'm pretty sure isn't kosher.


Deaf drivers can get devices that let them know when an emergency vehicle is approaching or if someone is honking. But honestly, it's not needed. Using your eyes is enough for driving.
 
2014-01-15 11:47:24 AM  
I understand OKC is trying to settle with him out of court but he won't hear it.
 
2014-01-15 11:48:45 AM  
If only Amelia Earhart and the Miracle Worker were with him, this would turned out much differently.
 
2014-01-15 11:48:51 AM  

ToastTheRabbit: This is legal now per California ruling. Why are they investigating?


Sigh.

All because the DA didn't fight the defense use of force expert who showed the video frame by frame which showed:

See there, the suspect was hit and then the suspect head moved towards the officer so the officer had no choice to continue attempting to restrain the suspect until the suspect quit moving

/disregard physics that sometimes body parts will bounce off concrete when enough force is applied
 
2014-01-15 11:52:39 AM  

Great Odins Raven: This is why we laugh when cops get shot.


Or get hit by passing cars while writing extortion tickets.
 
2014-01-15 11:55:18 AM  

Hilarity_N_Sues: I understand OKC is trying to settle with him out of court but he won't hear it.



Obligatory! 
http://youtu.be/bcYppAs6ZdI
 
2014-01-15 11:55:40 AM  
"NewsChannel 4 learned on Tuesday the two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers involved, Eric Foster and Kelton Hayes, have been suspended with pay while the investigation into this incident continues."

What other occupation where beating the shiat out of, or shooting someone results in a paid vacation? Charges against the cops dismissed/acquittal in 3... 2...

I'm not a cop hater. I know a couple that are genuinely good guys. These are not these kinda guys, though.
 
2014-01-15 12:08:15 PM  

The One True TheDavid: But, you know, it's probably wrong to prejudge and hate people based solely on what they do for a living. Even the po-po. Isn't it?


They're getting what they deserve. They give us the "thin blue line" where even the "good" cops close ranks and prevent a bad cop from being punished for his crimes. That makes them all dirty and corrupt.
 
2014-01-15 12:11:39 PM  

rnatalie: fireclown: Should a deaf guy be driving a car in the first place?  He won't be able to hear a horn or siren.

Not hearing asshats blowing horns is probably a plus.
Sirens are accompanied by flashing lights.   I suspect deaf drivers are more vigilant about those.


However, you wouldn't want them chatting with their passengers. It's worse than texting.
 
2014-01-15 12:12:43 PM  

fireclown: Should a deaf guy be driving a car in the first place?  He won't be able to hear a horn or siren.


There are deaf-specific rules in many states. One I remember is the requirement for a mirror on both sides in addition to a rear-view mirror.

Nowadays I think that's pretty common, but you used to see cars with a side-mirror only on the driver's side.
 
2014-01-15 12:18:41 PM  

Bedstead Polisher: I think it should be drilled into cops that if someone is not cooperating (and is non-violent) they should go through a checklist to see if that person is physically impaired (blind/deaf) or possibly suffering from a diabetic shock or something. You hear too many of these stories where cops knee-jerk that the person not listening to them starts to get a beatdown. I know that it's probably a small statistic, but I'm sure it would probably avoid situations like this.


Your mistake here is assuming that the police are trying to AVOID beatdowns.  From what I can gather over the last couple of threads, they're fairly chomping at the bit to beat the crap out of people.
 
2014-01-15 12:20:33 PM  

mrshowrules: RCMP tasered a man to death in the Vancouver airport.  He wasn't responding to English instructions on account of only speaking Polish.

Bonus: bystander who spoke Polish offered to help and was told to stay out of it

/very tragic


That's the worst polack joke I ever heard
 
2014-01-15 12:21:12 PM  

Anayalator: Was the victim married, or completely deaf?


LOL - for whatever reason the "smart" and "funny" buttons only display sporadically.
 
2014-01-15 12:21:35 PM  
Cops are farking trash these days. Even the "good" ones are only just not openly hostile at that moment. Once it's a matter of taking the side of what's right or taking the side of their brothers-in-blue they will turn on you, too, and lie in court about it later.
 
2014-01-15 12:24:01 PM  

Bedstead Polisher: I think it should be drilled into cops that if someone is not cooperating (and is non-violent) they should go through a checklist to see if that person is physically impaired (blind/deaf) or possibly suffering from a diabetic shock or something. You hear too many of these stories where cops knee-jerk that the person not listening to them starts to get a beatdown. I know that it's probably a small statistic, but I'm sure it would probably avoid situations like this.


And what steps an impaired person might be likely to take to facilitate communication.

However, I have my doubts about this case.  This apparently started with the guy leaving the scene of an accident.  That's not the actions of a good guy.

labman: I had a friend who was deaf in one ear and had only 20% hearing in the other ear who got pulled over for speeding.  Naturally, his deaf ear faced the window so when the cop came up and was talking to him, he was trying to use his hand to block the cops flashlight so he could read his lips.  the cop kept saying put down your hands, but then he didn't know what he was saying.

Eventually, the cop got frustrated and was like "What are you, Deaf?" really loud.  That he heard, so he turned his head and pointed to his hearing aid in the other ear and said "YES."

The cop got this really sheepish look and just gave him a warning.

/csb


Tell your friend to start out by indicating that he's deaf!

Latinwolf: The One True TheDavid: Once a state cop in Arizona threw me on the hood and jammed his .357 into the back of my neck because I not only didn't immediately comply but also stepped forward with my hands in the air to say "What?"

I take it you didn't know that you're not supposed to step out of your car until the cop tells you to do so and instead you attempted to provoke him because only a complete moron would think that your actions as described was not an attempt at provoking an aggressive situation.


Agreed.  That looks like an aggressive action to the cop.
 
2014-01-15 12:24:30 PM  

Great Odins Raven: This is why we laugh when cops get shot.


This. Seriously. And I'm no ITG, and I have no criminal record and I've never done anything illegal but I'm also sick to death of what is happening with cops in this country and I don't see any reason to be sad when that rare one gets some comeuppance any more than I see reason to cry about a violent end to a mobster. It's the life they chose and they almost certainly had it coming.
 
2014-01-15 12:27:39 PM  

rnatalie: Sirens are accompanied by flashing lights. I suspect deaf drivers are more vigilant about those.


Wouldn't be hard considering.

GoldSpider: And there are some people who argue that law enforcement are the only people that can be entrusted with the responsibility of firearm possession.


Errr.... not sure I want those guys armed either.
 
2014-01-15 12:27:44 PM  
The government should of given him a patch to wear to show he's deaf black Jewish.
 
2014-01-15 12:30:29 PM  

KimNorth: Great Odins Raven: This is why we laugh when cops get shot.

No "WE" don't asshat"e".


No, we do. Trust me, WE laugh"ascist".
 
2014-01-15 12:35:32 PM  

Fano: mrshowrules: RCMP tasered a man to death in the Vancouver airport.  He wasn't responding to English instructions on account of only speaking Polish.

Bonus: bystander who spoke Polish offered to help and was told to stay out of it

/very tragic

That's the worst polack joke I ever heard



He's not telling it right.
 
2014-01-15 12:42:45 PM  

teenytinycornteeth: Bedstead Polisher: I think it should be drilled into cops that if someone is not cooperating (and is non-violent) they should go through a checklist to see if that person is physically impaired (blind/deaf) or possibly suffering from a diabetic shock or something. You hear too many of these stories where cops knee-jerk that the person not listening to them starts to get a beatdown. I know that it's probably a small statistic, but I'm sure it would probably avoid situations like this.

Your mistake here is assuming that the police are trying to AVOID beatdowns.  From what I can gather over the last couple of threads, they're fairly chomping at the bit to beat the crap out of people.


You do have a point. They also get paid leave out of it. Who do I have to beat at my job to get paid time off?
 
2014-01-15 12:59:41 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-01-15 01:16:22 PM  
You guys are missing the point. This is an uplifting and inspiring story about a deaf person overcoming his handicap, and convincing the local constabulary to treat him no different from the rest of the citizenry.
 
2014-01-15 01:19:31 PM  

The One True TheDavid: But, you know, it's probably wrong to prejudge and hate people based solely on what they do for a living. Even the po-po. Isn't it?


No this is wrong. Prejudice exists so we can judge others without having to waste any time speaking with them.


fark the police. It's damn near time for local militias or the army to step in to protect the people from the police.
 
2014-01-15 02:04:19 PM  
Guy looked like he could hear perfectly well in the picture.
 
2014-01-15 02:09:46 PM  

teenage mutant ninja rapist: The One True TheDavid: But, you know, it's probably wrong to prejudge and hate people based solely on what they do for a living. Even the po-po. Isn't it?

No this is wrong. Prejudice exists so we can judge others without having to waste any time speaking with them.


fark the police. It's damn near time for local militias or the army to step in to protect the people from the police.


Yeah, because when the trained professionals are terrible at their job, it's time for untrained non-professionals to stand up and make matters worse.
 
2014-01-15 02:19:26 PM  

Nurglitch: Yeah, because when the trained professionals are terrible at their job, it's time for untrained non-professionals to stand up and make matters worse.



What's the worse that could happen?  They shoot up a truck driven by a Mexican woman while hunting for a rogue cop driving a different model?
 
2014-01-15 02:25:39 PM  
Either the cop wants a paid vacation, or the man was barking.
 
2014-01-15 02:27:29 PM  

BitwiseShift: If they're really into getting caught, they could try shoplifting instead of physical violence.

[iwearcotton.com image 593x224]


You forgot the two simple words: "I forgot."
 
2014-01-15 02:27:38 PM  

Serious Post on Serious Thread: The One True TheDavid: But, you know, it's probably wrong to prejudge and hate people based solely on what they do for a living. Even the po-po. Isn't it?

Nobody is this stupid, so I'm assuming trolling. But just in case:

YOUR ASININE COMMENT ONLY APPLIES TO PEOPLE NOT WEILDING AUTHORITY OVER OTHER PEOPLE.

/hth


Well maybe in your case. To judge an entire group by the actions of a very small portion of that group is incredibly stupid and shows a sever lack of thought. Its the same as someone saying all blacks are thieves or all Jews are cheapskates. Its ignorant stupidity and removes any credibility you could have had. I would guess you have had run ins with the police that werent on a friendly basis before.
They are just like lawyers, No one likes them until the need one.
 
2014-01-15 02:28:30 PM  

Random Anonymous Blackmail: Excuse me, can anyone here sign in jive?


i51.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-15 02:32:24 PM  

Great Odins Raven: This is why we laugh when cops get shot.


You can coun't me as one of the "we".
 
2014-01-15 02:40:05 PM  

Netrngr: Serious Post on Serious Thread: The One True TheDavid: But, you know, it's probably wrong to prejudge and hate people based solely on what they do for a living. Even the po-po. Isn't it?

Nobody is this stupid, so I'm assuming trolling. But just in case:

YOUR ASININE COMMENT ONLY APPLIES TO PEOPLE NOT WEILDING AUTHORITY OVER OTHER PEOPLE.

/hth

Well maybe in your case. To judge an entire group by the actions of a very small portion of that group is incredibly stupid and shows a sever lack of thought. Its the same as someone saying all blacks are thieves or all Jews are cheapskates. Its ignorant stupidity and removes any credibility you could have had. I would guess you have had run ins with the police that werent on a friendly basis before.
They are just like lawyers, No one likes them until the need one.


Counterpoint: Blacks and Jews generally don't have much say in the matter of whether or not they're black or Jewish. For the most part, they don't start out as high school jocks and/or bullies who decide that they want to get paid to beat people up for no good reason, they don't have to go through an obstacle course and firing range in order to get their Black Person or Jewish Person certification, and if they were to kill someone they wouldn't be "punished" with a paid vacation.
 
2014-01-15 03:01:18 PM  

King Something: Netrngr: Serious Post on Serious Thread: The One True TheDavid: But, you know, it's probably wrong to prejudge and hate people based solely on what they do for a living. Even the po-po. Isn't it?

Nobody is this stupid, so I'm assuming trolling. But just in case:

YOUR ASININE COMMENT ONLY APPLIES TO PEOPLE NOT WEILDING AUTHORITY OVER OTHER PEOPLE.

/hth

Well maybe in your case. To judge an entire group by the actions of a very small portion of that group is incredibly stupid and shows a sever lack of thought. Its the same as someone saying all blacks are thieves or all Jews are cheapskates. Its ignorant stupidity and removes any credibility you could have had. I would guess you have had run ins with the police that werent on a friendly basis before.
They are just like lawyers, No one likes them until the need one.

Counterpoint: Blacks and Jews generally don't have much say in the matter of whether or not they're black or Jewish. For the most part, they don't start out as high school jocks and/or bullies who decide that they want to get paid to beat people up for no good reason, they don't have to go through an obstacle course and firing range in order to get their Black Person or Jewish Person certification, and if they were to kill someone they wouldn't be "punished" with a paid vacation.


Pretty much what King said.

But to be clear, the statement "it's probably wrong to prejudge and hate people based solely on what they do for a living." is just moronic. So I shouldn't prejudge Burglars, Pirates and Grifters simply on there chosen profession. The fact you can't differentiate between prejudice based on race and prejudice based on profession illustrates your "ignorant stupidity and removes any credibility you could have had."

You probably have a point somewhere that I'd concede. Let's see if you're smart enough to articulate it.
 
2014-01-15 03:03:01 PM  
"their chosen"
 
2014-01-15 03:14:10 PM  

brandent: cop thread 3 days in a row.


cops keep doing stupid/bad shiat.
 
2014-01-15 03:16:39 PM  

WTFDYW: Great Odins Raven: This is why we laugh when cops get shot.

You can coun't me as one of the "we".


Count me as a "we", too.
 
2014-01-15 03:19:19 PM  
It should be completely legal to shoot an officer who tries to beat you in a traffic stop. Just sayin
 
2014-01-15 03:30:19 PM  
the shoot first mentality has infected all police officers & is truly disgusting!
 
2014-01-15 03:34:06 PM  

Snarfangel: Fano: mrshowrules: RCMP tasered a man to death in the Vancouver airport.  He wasn't responding to English instructions on account of only speaking Polish.

Bonus: bystander who spoke Polish offered to help and was told to stay out of it

/very tragic

That's the worst polack joke I ever heard


He's not telling it right.


Try telling it slower.
 
2014-01-15 03:40:13 PM  

nekom: Oh, he's black.  Who would have guessed that.  I'm whiter than sour cream and I can't stand the police, I can't even imagine how a black man feels in this country.


I've had many conversations with a buddy of mine. I think the worst was the time he told me him and his friend were pulled over and arrested for 'resisting arrest' because a driver in front of them flicked a cig out the window and the cops said they did it. Neither smoke.
 
2014-01-15 03:55:47 PM  

Macular Degenerate: It should be completely legal to shoot an officer who tries to beat you in a traffic stop. Just sayin


This is the kind if thing I've said in other contexts, like it should have been completely legal for the parents of that recently murdered kid to have killed the cops who attacked him. Why should a cop's life be worth more than everyone else's? Why do the rules of self-defense not apply if your attaker is a cop? My life is the only one I'll ever get. I do not owe any part of it to needs a cop to feel in control.

In all seriousness, maybe if we see enough blatant cop killers being acquitted, cops will begin to change the way they interact with the public.
 
2014-01-15 04:42:26 PM  
Let me guess. Suspended with pay? Ohh nooo please not that.

DNRTFA
 
2014-01-15 04:43:11 PM  

gshepnyc: Macular Degenerate: It should be completely legal to shoot an officer who tries to beat you in a traffic stop. Just sayin

This is the kind if thing I've said in other contexts, like it should have been completely legal for the parents of that recently murdered kid to have killed the cops who attacked him. Why should a cop's life be worth more than everyone else's? Why do the rules of self-defense not apply if your attaker is a cop? My life is the only one I'll ever get. I do not owe any part of it to needs a cop to feel in control.

In all seriousness, maybe if we see enough blatant cop killers being acquitted, cops will begin to change the way they interact with the public.


Dallas had a huge conundrum fit when the son of the police chief murdered a policeman from a neighboring town.
 
2014-01-15 04:47:33 PM  
Folks, it's not rocket science.  When a cop makes a stop, comply.  The details can be worked out later in a court of law.  But when a cop is just trying to do their job, comply with their instructions.
 
2014-01-15 04:50:23 PM  

mciann: Folks, it's not rocket science.  When a cop makes a stop, comply.  The details can be worked out later in a court of law.  But when a cop is just trying to do their job, comply with their instructions.


Exactly now I just need you to █████████   █████.

WHY ARE YOU NOT COMPLYING?  *zzzzzzzttttt*
 
2014-01-15 05:05:07 PM  

nyrB: Maybe I'm missing something, but how is it legal for "profoundly deaf" people to drive?   How can they react to various things like cars beeping because they're drifting into the wrong lane or an emergency vehicle's siren?  It seems to me it would be the equivalent of a person driving with noise-cancelling headphones on, which I'm pretty sure isn't kosher.



Maybe car radios should be banned, amirite?
 
2014-01-15 05:05:12 PM  
Pangea:
Nowadays I think that's pretty common, but you used to see cars with a side-mirror only on the driver's side.

Used to be there wasn't even a left side outside mirror on cars unless you paid extra for it.   I remember putting one on my Dad's car when they made it a legal requirement to have one.
 
2014-01-15 05:08:09 PM  

GibbyTheMole: "NewsChannel 4 learned on Tuesday the two Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers involved, Eric Foster and Kelton Hayes, have been suspended with pay while the investigation into this incident continues."

What other occupation where beating the shiat out of, or shooting someone results in a paid vacation? Charges against the cops dismissed/acquittal in 3... 2...

I'm not a cop hater. I know a couple that are genuinely good guys. These are not these kinda guys, though.


Im sure at home speaking with you they are very nice, to you.

hell I bet the odd nazi saved a kitten in a tree. Does it make a difference if there is a couple "good ones" ?
 
2014-01-15 06:27:16 PM  
HindiDiscoMonster:Isolated incident
the bad 5% give the 95% good a bad name


Looks like you're suffering from numerical dyslexia, you have your numbers reversed. Don't be embarrassed though, numerical dyslexia affects from eleventy to tewenty-teen percent of the population.
 
2014-01-15 06:36:24 PM  

The One True TheDavid: Once a state cop in Arizona threw me on the hood and jammed his .357 into the back of my neck because I not only didn't immediately comply but also stepped forward with my hands in the air to say "What?"


--- Are you non-white in Arizona?  Well then that's why.
If you ARE white, my apologies and you should've sued, with the dash cam as evidence.


Regarding the OKC thing, I think 1 OKC cop should be killed for every 5 seconds he wast beaten.
 
2014-01-15 07:40:11 PM  

mcreadyblue: gshepnyc: Macular Degenerate: It should be completely legal to shoot an officer who tries to beat you in a traffic stop. Just sayin

This is the kind if thing I've said in other contexts, like it should have been completely legal for the parents of that recently murdered kid to have killed the cops who attacked him. Why should a cop's life be worth more than everyone else's? Why do the rules of self-defense not apply if your attaker is a cop? My life is the only one I'll ever get. I do not owe any part of it to needs a cop to feel in control.

In all seriousness, maybe if we see enough blatant cop killers being acquitted, cops will begin to change the way they interact with the public.

Dallas had a huge conundrum fit when the son of the police chief murdered a policeman from a neighboring town.


They didn't have a Mexican nearby they could frame for it?
 
2014-01-15 08:53:23 PM  

nyrB: Maybe I'm missing something, but how is it legal for "profoundly deaf" people to drive?   How can they react to various things like cars beeping because they're drifting into the wrong lane or an emergency vehicle's siren?  It seems to me it would be the equivalent of a person driving with noise-cancelling headphones on, which I'm pretty sure isn't kosher.


For the same reason we allow asshats do drive around with radios blaring or headsets on ignoring horns and sirens.
 
2014-01-15 10:12:40 PM  

King Something: Netrngr: Serious Post on Serious Thread: The One True TheDavid: But, you know, it's probably wrong to prejudge and hate people based solely on what they do for a living. Even the po-po. Isn't it?

Nobody is this stupid, so I'm assuming trolling. But just in case:

YOUR ASININE COMMENT ONLY APPLIES TO PEOPLE NOT WEILDING AUTHORITY OVER OTHER PEOPLE.

/hth

Well maybe in your case. To judge an entire group by the actions of a very small portion of that group is incredibly stupid and shows a sever lack of thought. Its the same as someone saying all blacks are thieves or all Jews are cheapskates. Its ignorant stupidity and removes any credibility you could have had. I would guess you have had run ins with the police that werent on a friendly basis before.
They are just like lawyers, No one likes them until the need one.

Counterpoint: Blacks and Jews generally don't have much say in the matter of whether or not they're black or Jewish.


Also, they don't have to come out black.
 
2014-01-15 10:16:24 PM  

mciann: Folks, it's not rocket science.  When a cop makes a stop, comply.  The details can be worked out later in a court of law.  But when a cop is just trying to do their job, comply with their instructions.


So all deaf people really need to do to regain their hearing is comply when someone says "Listen to me!"?
 
2014-01-15 11:01:11 PM  
Well, it's not like the deaf wear signs.
 
2014-01-16 03:29:21 AM  
cops are to be disrespected, ridiculed, and generally disliked, as often as possible.
 
2014-01-16 08:04:25 AM  

nyrB: Maybe I'm missing something, but how is it legal for "profoundly deaf" people to drive?   How can they react to various things like cars beeping because they're drifting into the wrong lane or an emergency vehicle's siren?  It seems to me it would be the equivalent of a person driving with noise-cancelling headphones on, which I'm pretty sure isn't kosher.


Pretty sure it's entirely legal to drive deaf, because it's sight that is considered the necessary faculty, not hearing.  Horns aren't necessary, nor is it necessary to hear them.  It is necessary to be able to see into a lane you're changing into before switching lanes.  Hearing a siren isn't necessary.  It's necessary to be able to see the flashing lights, even if in a rear-view.  That's why you can be emergency services responding to a call and be nice about it and turn your siren off so people can sleep... you just need to have the flashing lights on.
 
2014-01-16 10:09:31 AM  

KimNorth: Great Odins Raven: This is why we laugh when cops get shot.

No "WE" don't asshat"e".


The guy in the very next post after yours would dispute that.
 
2014-01-16 10:13:26 AM  

flynn80: Great Odins Raven: This is why we laugh when cops get shot.

Or get hit by passing cars while writing extortion tickets.


And what should a cop do if you were violating a traffic law, arrest you and lock you up?
 
2014-01-16 12:00:02 PM  
He should be too busy assisting in investigation to all the unsolved rapes, murders, and financial fraud to even deal with minor traffic violations.
 
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