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2014-01-22 11:53:26 PM
Yeah, that's pretty dumb. Real cops don't knock...
 
2014-01-23 12:57:39 AM
This is exactly why you should shoot dead anyone at your door displaying a badge. They will either shoot you, rob you, or shoot your dog.

Whatever it is, it will end badly unless you take action to prevent it.
 
2014-01-23 02:48:33 AM
At least they didn't try to sell him encyclopedias.
 
2014-01-23 03:34:38 AM

You Cant Explain That: This is exactly why you should shoot dead anyone at your door displaying a badge. They will either shoot you, rob you, or shoot your dog.

Whatever it is, it will end badly unless you take action to prevent it.


protect your pets at all costs.
 
2014-01-23 03:56:11 AM

GreenAdder: At least they didn't try to sell him encyclopedias.


Burglar!
 
2014-01-23 04:02:19 AM
It's either open the door and get robbed or don't open it and get shot by the real police. If you have good insurance whats stolen can get replaced a cop shooting you will just get a nice paid vacation.
 
2014-01-23 04:06:45 AM
Inside job?  Insurnace scam?  I guess we'll see.
 
2014-01-23 04:27:48 AM

fusillade762: Yeah, that's pretty dumb. Real cops don't knock...


You stepped on my line. I was going to say "So, did it turn out to be  a real cop or not?"
But now I can't, booger-nose.

Thanks, Obama.
 
2014-01-23 04:33:48 AM

You Cant Explain That: This is exactly why you should shoot dead anyone at your door displaying a badge. They will either shoot you, rob you, or shoot your dog.

Whatever it is, it will end badly unless you take action to prevent it.


My idea was to just not open the door. But yeah.
 
2014-01-23 04:36:16 AM
just another day in Florida...

this doesn't surprise me, I LIVE in Florida.

since the article has references to cops, guns, and Florida....i'm gonna sit back and lurk around reading all the "Florida is a Farked up place to live"
comments  here
thanks for the entertainment, guys!
I would make popcorn, but it does not go well with coffee.
 
2014-01-23 04:37:20 AM
Let the police-hate flow. Do all of you live in the goddamned ghetto? Some of have cops that, y'know, are actually good people doing their job. Fark, I've had to call the police twice in the past few years because of prowlers, and both times I was baked silly, cops at my house, bowls on display, and nada. They were at my house in less than 2 minutes and drove the neighborhood for like 2 hours.
 
2014-01-23 04:52:53 AM

You Cant Explain That: This is exactly why you should shoot dead anyone at your door displaying a badge. They will either shoot you, rob you, or shoot your dog.

Whatever it is, it will end badly unless you take action to prevent it.


Here in my town the cops just last week shot a guys dog.
http://florida.newszap.com/clewiston/128941-113/clewiston-man-seeks- ju stice-for-slain-dog

Also, this is why the cops make a huge mistake with their 'no knock warrants' because some folks in those neighborhoods will think the logical thought.. HOME INVASION -- then shoot.
 
2014-01-23 04:58:20 AM
I live maybe 5-10 minutes from this area.. It's gotten pretty bad the last few years. 7 different people busted on various B&E crimes in my neighborhood the last few months, and it's much nicer than the neighborhood from TFA. If I didn't know this crap was happening I'd have said it's a great neighborhood.

/yeah, florida
//not getting a huge kick
///3
 
2014-01-23 05:05:49 AM

Deadite: It's either open the door and get robbed or don't open it and get shot by the real police. If you have good insurance whats stolen can get replaced a cop shooting you will just get a nice paid vacation.


This is in Florida. A lot of homeowners can't get anything for insurance but fire coverage from Citizens. That is particularly so if you own an older home.
 
2014-01-23 05:07:09 AM
The police have lost whatever good will they had years ago.  If you're not doing anything wrong then there isn't any reason to open the door for them.  If you are doing something wrong then opening the door will likely get you shot just the same.

Let them kick the door in if they can.  Make them at least have to work for it if they are going to kill you..
 
2014-01-23 05:29:16 AM

robohobo: Let the police-hate flow. Do all of you live in the goddamned ghetto? Some of have cops that, y'know, are actually good people doing their job. Fark, I've had to call the police twice in the past few years because of prowlers, and both times I was baked silly, cops at my house, bowls on display, and nada. They were at my house in less than 2 minutes and drove the neighborhood for like 2 hours.


You sound white.
 
2014-01-23 05:31:48 AM

lewismarktwo: robohobo: Let the police-hate flow. Do all of you live in the goddamned ghetto? Some of have cops that, y'know, are actually good people doing their job. Fark, I've had to call the police twice in the past few years because of prowlers, and both times I was baked silly, cops at my house, bowls on display, and nada. They were at my house in less than 2 minutes and drove the neighborhood for like 2 hours.

You sound white.


Most of Fark is.
 
2014-01-23 05:37:00 AM

You Cant Explain That: This is exactly why you should shoot dead anyone at your door displaying a badge. They will either shoot you, rob you, or and shoot your dog.

Whatever it is, it will end badly unless you take action to prevent it.


/FTFY
 
2014-01-23 05:41:21 AM

robohobo: Let the police-hate flow. Do all of you live in the goddamned ghetto? Some of have cops that, y'know, are actually good people doing their job. Fark, I've had to call the police twice in the past few years because of prowlers, and both times I was baked silly, cops at my house, bowls on display, and nada. They were at my house in less than 2 minutes and drove the neighborhood for like 2 hours.


2 things...

1. {bolded part} Did you have a stroke?
2. You don't have to live in the ghetto to get harassed, shot, worked over, of farked over by the police any more.

Side note: I live in a very nice area, and in one of the few places I would trust police further than I could throw them... as long as they are from the community here... on federal highway, it's sheriffs all the way, and I wouldn't trust them as far as I could throw a BB... the distance between the jurisdictions is roughly 50ft from my apt.
 
2014-01-23 05:42:27 AM

robohobo: lewismarktwo: robohobo: Let the police-hate flow. Do all of you live in the goddamned ghetto? Some of have cops that, y'know, are actually good people doing their job. Fark, I've had to call the police twice in the past few years because of prowlers, and both times I was baked silly, cops at my house, bowls on display, and nada. They were at my house in less than 2 minutes and drove the neighborhood for like 2 hours.

You sound white.

Most of Fark is.


well of course it is... white with Grey and Blue Highlights....
 
2014-01-23 05:46:21 AM

HindiDiscoMonster: robohobo: Let the police-hate flow. Do all of you live in the goddamned ghetto? Some of have cops that, y'know, are actually good people doing their job. Fark, I've had to call the police twice in the past few years because of prowlers, and both times I was baked silly, cops at my house, bowls on display, and nada. They were at my house in less than 2 minutes and drove the neighborhood for like 2 hours.

2 things...

1. {bolded part} Did you have a stroke?
2. You don't have to live in the ghetto to get harassed, shot, worked over, of farked over by the police any more.

Side note: I live in a very nice area, and in one of the few places I would trust police further than I could throw them... as long as they are from the community here... on federal highway, it's sheriffs all the way, and I wouldn't trust them as far as I could throw a BB... the distance between the jurisdictions is roughly 50ft from my apt.


I left out a single word. "Some of US have..."

And if you live so close to a farking highway, it may not be as nice as you think it is. And really, those who live is an area with apartments aren't going to have police equitable to an area with only houses.
 
2014-01-23 05:53:16 AM
Hey, the fark brigade tells me that I have to obey anyone with a badge.

/so confused right now
 
2014-01-23 05:54:06 AM

robohobo: HindiDiscoMonster: robohobo: Let the police-hate flow. Do all of you live in the goddamned ghetto? Some of have cops that, y'know, are actually good people doing their job. Fark, I've had to call the police twice in the past few years because of prowlers, and both times I was baked silly, cops at my house, bowls on display, and nada. They were at my house in less than 2 minutes and drove the neighborhood for like 2 hours.

2 things...

1. {bolded part} Did you have a stroke?
2. You don't have to live in the ghetto to get harassed, shot, worked over, of farked over by the police any more.

Side note: I live in a very nice area, and in one of the few places I would trust police further than I could throw them... as long as they are from the community here... on federal highway, it's sheriffs all the way, and I wouldn't trust them as far as I could throw a BB... the distance between the jurisdictions is roughly 50ft from my apt.

I left out a single word. "Some of US have..."

And if you live so close to a farking highway, it may not be as nice as you think it is. And really, those who live is an area with apartments aren't going to have police equitable to an area with only houses.


I hate to break this to you, but you don't know what you are talking about. This area (neighbourhood) I live in is roughly 95% multi-millionares with everything from boston whalers to 75ft Yachts at almost every home and only 5% apartments and not flea infested apartments either, nice ones. The highway I live close to is US1 (Federal Highway) which goes from Key West, FL to somewhere in Maine going through every town and city between. The police department which used to exist here was dissolved some years ago and the Sheriff's dept. took over. So, no... you have no idea what you are talking about.
 
2014-01-23 05:55:20 AM

lucksi: Hey, the fark brigade tells me that I have to obey anyone with a badge.

/so confused right now


As long as they're from the federal government. Drr.
 
2014-01-23 06:56:58 AM
Those burglars are going to get a beat-down if/when they get caught. Not saying it's justified, but I'm not saying it's not.

wp.patheos.com.s3.amazonaws.com

My reaction if I saw them getting arrested.
 
2014-01-23 07:16:16 AM
At least their dog is ok.
 
2014-01-23 07:27:02 AM

Langdon_777: At least their dog is ok.


That's how you know they're not  real cops. Next time you get a badge at the door, hold your dog out the window for a few seconds. When you pull him back in and he's been shot, you know it's a real police officer. If the dog isn't shot, it's a fake cop whose trying to rob you. The correct solution for either case is a mag of .45 through the door.
 
2014-01-23 07:27:20 AM
robohobo: Let the police-hate flow. Do all of you live in the goddamned ghetto? Some of have cops that, y'know, are actually good people doing their job. Fark, I've had to call the police twice in the past few years because of prowlers, and both times I was baked silly, cops at my house, bowls on display, and nada. They were at my house in less than 2 minutes and drove the neighborhood for like 2 hours.Man privilege is awesome, I love my upper-income white privilege!

I'm not sure what your main point is, the cop hate here goes overboard at times and this is just criminals impersonating police but I get the impression you're just trolling.  "Man some of us aren't peasants who choose to be poor and choose to be mistreated by the city guard, I don't understand why they are so stupid."

And for personal accounts, I don't know where our police *are* since the last time I had to call them (neighbors had a domestic disturbance) they never showed up.

Fortunately when the loud screaming one left the quieter, crying one it did not come back.  Look I'm being all gender neutral for no particular reason.
 
2014-01-23 07:29:09 AM
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"Badges? You want badges motherbiatch?I give you badges! 99 cents!"
 
2014-01-23 07:31:53 AM

TheBigJerk: robohobo: Let the police-hate flow. Do all of you live in the goddamned ghetto? Some of have cops that, y'know, are actually good people doing their job. Fark, I've had to call the police twice in the past few years because of prowlers, and both times I was baked silly, cops at my house, bowls on display, and nada. They were at my house in less than 2 minutes and drove the neighborhood for like 2 hours.Man privilege is awesome, I love my upper-income white privilege!

I'm not sure what your main point is, the cop hate here goes overboard at times and this is just criminals impersonating police but I get the impression you're just trolling.  "Man some of us aren't peasants who choose to be poor and choose to be mistreated by the city guard, I don't understand why they are so stupid."

And for personal accounts, I don't know where our police *are* since the last time I had to call them (neighbors had a domestic disturbance) they never showed up.

Fortunately when the loud screaming one left the quieter, crying one it did not come back.  Look I'm being all gender neutral for no particular reason.


I not so sure he was trolling as just being funny and it was funny :D

Thankfully where I live any cop who even pulls out their gun gets an internal review and if they actually fire a bullet, well then its major news and everyone has an opinion.  Kill someone's dog then you had better have a bloody good reason, else you are likely to never be allowed to carry a gun again (if you manage to keep your job.)
 
2014-01-23 08:38:28 AM
Yeah.... If the cops have a warrant, chances are that they won't knock. Well, they will knock, but will bust down the door before you can actually answer. If they do knock on the door, there better be a freak'n warrant before they get let inside this house. Knock KnocK. "Can we come in?" Got a warrant?" "Well...." "Seeya!" SLAM
 
2014-01-23 10:54:18 AM
There's an easy way to deal with this.

1. Knock knock
2. Who's there
3. Police, open up
4. Hold your ID up, Officer, while I call 911 to verify your identity
5. Watch them run away through the peep hole

Alternate ending

5. They try to break down the door
6. blam blam, shoot intruder
7. Hero tag on Fark
 
2014-01-23 11:01:26 AM

Spare Me: There's an easy way to deal with this.

1. Knock knock
2. Who's there
3. Police, open up
4. Hold your ID up, Officer, while I call 911 to verify your identity
5. Watch them run away through the peep hole

Alternate ending

5. They try to break down the door
6. blam blam, shoot intruder
7. Hero tag on Fark


yep
 
2014-01-23 11:31:27 AM
Is what gets me is.... How the hell is there witnesses and NONE of them called 911! Geesh! If I was a witness I'd a called instantly with no questions asked. No neighbors any more I rekkon! Shame!!
 
2014-01-23 11:46:35 AM

Freebyrdjason: Is what gets me is.... How the hell is there witnesses and NONE of them called 911! Geesh! If I was a witness I'd a called instantly with no questions asked. No neighbors any more I rekkon! Shame!!


The crooks are local?
 
2014-01-23 12:15:45 PM

Freebyrdjason: Is what gets me is.... How the hell is there witnesses and NONE of them called 911! Geesh! If I was a witness I'd a called instantly with no questions asked. No neighbors any more I rekkon! Shame!!


Would you call 911 if the cops showed up at your neighbor's house.

How are they supposed to tell the difference?

For that matter, how do we know the robbers weren't actually cops?
 
2014-01-23 12:28:55 PM

Langdon_777: TheBigJerk: robohobo: Let the police-hate flow. Do all of you live in the goddamned ghetto? Some of have cops that, y'know, are actually good people doing their job. Fark, I've had to call the police twice in the past few years because of prowlers, and both times I was baked silly, cops at my house, bowls on display, and nada. They were at my house in less than 2 minutes and drove the neighborhood for like 2 hours.Man privilege is awesome, I love my upper-income white privilege!

I'm not sure what your main point is, the cop hate here goes overboard at times and this is just criminals impersonating police but I get the impression you're just trolling.  "Man some of us aren't peasants who choose to be poor and choose to be mistreated by the city guard, I don't understand why they are so stupid."

And for personal accounts, I don't know where our police *are* since the last time I had to call them (neighbors had a domestic disturbance) they never showed up.

Fortunately when the loud screaming one left the quieter, crying one it did not come back.  Look I'm being all gender neutral for no particular reason.

I not so sure he was trolling as just being funny and it was funny :D

Thankfully where I live any cop who even pulls out their gun gets an internal review and if they actually fire a bullet, well then its major news and everyone has an opinion.  Kill someone's dog then you had better have a bloody good reason, else you are likely to never be allowed to carry a gun again (if you manage to keep your job.)


*blush* completely wrong comment response ... you can whip me on your favourites if you like *moans*
 
2014-01-23 01:22:19 PM
TrotlineDesigns: Also, this is why the cops make a huge mistake with their 'no knock warrants' because some folks in those neighborhoods will think the logical thought.. HOME INVASION -- then shoot.

People who are likely to be the victims of home invasions, are not likely to be the same type of people subject to no knock warrants and vice versa.
 
2014-01-23 05:34:53 PM

robohobo: Let the police-hate flow. Do all of you live in the goddamned ghetto? Some of have cops that, y'know, are actually good people doing their job. Fark, I've had to call the police twice in the past few years because of prowlers, and both times I was baked silly, cops at my house, bowls on display, and nada. They were at my house in less than 2 minutes and drove the neighborhood for like 2 hours.


OtoH:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berwyn_Heights,_Maryland_mayor's_reside nc e_drug_raid
 
2014-01-23 05:38:12 PM

battery1979: TrotlineDesigns: Also, this is why the cops make a huge mistake with their 'no knock warrants' because some folks in those neighborhoods will think the logical thought.. HOME INVASION -- then shoot.

People who are likely to be the victims of home invasions, are not likely to be the same type of people subject to no knock warrants and vice versa.


Yeah, no.  Poor people are robbed most of all.
 
2014-01-24 09:29:40 AM
I like the legal twist to this.  If four armed robbers break into your home, while menacing you with guns, and steal and break stuff while claiming to be the police, you can legally kill them.  But if the same four, who look exactly the same, and do exactly the same thing, and they actually are police, then you can be convicted of murdering four policemen.

That's something the government didn't think of when it decided to invalidate the 4th Amendment.  That it is there as much for the protection of the police as it is for the protection of citizens.

A limited warrant.  In writing.  Based on sworn testimony by a known witness.  Signed by a judge.  Just as good an idea now as in was in the late 18th Century.
 
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