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(Daily Mail)   Man arrested for trying to do his stupid job too well   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 43
    More: Florida, Hector Peart, misdemeanor charges, Sollecito, resisting arrest  
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2014-01-31 12:01:24 AM  
Can't have those people gainfully employed, you know. Hurts business.

Prison business.
 
2014-01-31 12:10:32 AM  
Brown stepped off the median strip and danced on the road

Dancing in the road does sound like a pretty stupid job.
 
2014-01-31 04:37:30 AM  
misdemeanor charges of failure to obey police, unlawful use of a state right of way and resisting arrest without violence

 Ugh!

Seems like every arrest has resisting arrest and failure to obey police tacked on it.

Haven't there been some that are arrested for resisting arrest?
 
2014-01-31 04:41:53 AM  
He was arrested after jumping and dancing into the road from the median he was working on, and then being an asshole when the cop showed up to tell him not to dance in the road (because, you know, cars). Sounds to me like he wasn't trying to do his stupid job, sounds like he was trying to do his job stupid.
 
2014-01-31 04:42:22 AM  
Dude, what? No way.

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2014-01-31 04:42:44 AM  

mr0x: Ugh!

Seems like every arrest has resisting arrest and failure to obey police tacked on it.

Haven't there been some that are arrested for resisting arrest?


Yes, but most people don't have a reporter sassin' up the story for tabloid consumption.

What you read about the world, that is not the world, it is just a story.
 
2014-01-31 04:47:50 AM  

Boloxor the Insipid: mr0x: Ugh!

Seems like every arrest has resisting arrest and failure to obey police tacked on it.

Haven't there been some that are arrested for resisting arrest?

Yes, but most people don't have a reporter sassin' up the story for tabloid consumption.

What you read about the world, that is not the world, it is just a story.


My local newspaper prints the daily bookings. Almost every week, there is someone charged solely with resisting arrest. It's very common.
 
2014-01-31 04:49:00 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: Can't have those people gainfully employed, you know. Hurts business.

Prison business.


Jerry Brown had a speech about that 20 years ago.

I am dissapoint though my ambition in life was to be a sign spinner and now I here that can lead to arrest.
 
2014-01-31 04:50:09 AM  

Captain James T. Smirk: He was arrested after jumping and dancing into the road from the median he was working on, and then being an asshole when the cop showed up to tell him not to dance in the road (because, you know, cars). Sounds to me like he wasn't trying to do his stupid job, sounds like he was trying to do his job stupid.


Umm, no.

This is usually what happens. The cop shows up and acts like a total asshole. If you act as an asshole back, you end up with resisting arrest in there.

It is natural to be rude to someone who is rude to you.

But, people should learn that no matter how much of an asshole a cop is to you, you have to be polite. This is the new rule in the streets in America everywhere not just in the ghettos.
 
2014-01-31 04:55:32 AM  

Boloxor the Insipid: mr0x: Ugh!

Seems like every arrest has resisting arrest and failure to obey police tacked on it.

Haven't there been some that are arrested for resisting arrest?

Yes, but most people don't have a reporter sassin' up the story for tabloid consumption.

What you read about the world, that is not the world, it is just a story.

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This is how I envision how it really went down.

Police officer: Hey, what are you doing dancing on the street, huh? Are you are a terrorist trying to cause accidents? Are you a drug dealer? What kind of drugs are you selling?
Brown: What da fuk. I ain't muthfarking selling drugs.  I'm working.  I'm the sign guy. I'm not a terrorist or drug dealer. I'm a working man.
Police officer: So, what kinds of drugs do you have on you?
Brown: I ain't got drugs on me. I'll show you. (reaches for his pocket to empty them to show he doesn't have any drugs)
Police officer: Stop. Don't reach into the pocket.
Brown: Nah, I'll show you I'm not a muthafarking drug dealer.

And, there is the failure to obey police and resisting arrest tacked on.
 
2014-01-31 05:03:14 AM  
www.alicia-logic.com

"Look, I have one job on this lousy ship, it's stupid, but I'm gonna do it! Okay?"
 
2014-01-31 05:08:10 AM  
Sign spinner is a strange conjunction of signage laws and high unemployment. But you will note they are never illegals, here "doing a job legals won't do"
 
2014-01-31 05:11:17 AM  
I'm a LEO. If i was on the scene, I would've tased him. Dancing in the streets is against the law.
 
2014-01-31 05:19:07 AM  
 
2014-01-31 05:22:24 AM  
Good.
 
2014-01-31 05:33:25 AM  
Notice that he was arrested for doing his job. That's the job of a sign spinner: to attract attention. The appropriate response to his job being in a shady legal area, is to have a talk with his boss. This is yet another example of the war on the working poor.
 
2014-01-31 06:06:49 AM  
Was there swingin', swayin', and records playin'?
 
2014-01-31 06:15:38 AM  

Mark Ratner: I'm a LEO. If i was on the scene, I would've tased him. Dancing in the streets is against the law.


if that is your response to dancing in the street you are part of the problem and should lose your job. Of course your blue brothers will stand up for your abuse of power, but you are one of the reasons the few good cops left out there that actually do do their job have lost respect of the general public.

the way to handle the situation would have been to contact the employer and have a discussion with both the sign spinner and his boss. this would have also avoided the escalation of the situation. i have a feeling this is not the first time this sign spinner has been harassed, knowing how Florida in general handles sign flying panhandlers (intimidation through threat of jail and quoting of false ordinances). they have probably treated this guy in the same way. Also Flori-derp police have been known to make mountains out of molehills like raising your voice slightly in agitation they report as yelling at an officer.
 
2014-01-31 06:26:36 AM  

fusillade762: Brown stepped off the median strip and danced on the road

Dancing in the road does sound like a pretty stupid job.


Could have been worse.

Could have been on the ceiling.


All. Night. Long.


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As for the article, I'm sure we have enough government and/or union workers on Fark that can tell us about people getting into trouble for doing a job 'too' well .
 
2014-01-31 06:37:43 AM  

TopoGigo: Notice that he was arrested for doing his job. That's the job of a sign spinner: to attract attention. The appropriate response to his job being in a shady legal area, is to have a talk with his boss. This is yet another example of the war on the working poor.


From TFA, it sounds like the boss is a good guy and has his back.
 
2014-01-31 07:18:05 AM  

ThreeFootSmurf: Mark Ratner: I'm a LEO. If i was on the scene, I would've tased him. Dancing in the streets is against the law.

if that is your response to dancing in the street you are part of the problem and should lose your job. Of course your blue brothers will stand up for your abuse of power, but you are one of the reasons the few good cops left out there that actually do do their job have lost respect of the general public.

the way to handle the situation would have been to contact the employer and have a discussion with both the sign spinner and his boss. this would have also avoided the escalation of the situation. i have a feeling this is not the first time this sign spinner has been harassed, knowing how Florida in general handles sign flying panhandlers (intimidation through threat of jail and quoting of false ordinances). they have probably treated this guy in the same way. Also Flori-derp police have been known to make mountains out of molehills like raising your voice slightly in agitation they report as yelling at an officer.


I'll be damned, but that was a powerful hit.  Bobbers gone plumb under, better reel 'im in.
 
2014-01-31 07:53:13 AM  

Mark Ratner: I'm a LEO.


No one cares about your astrological sign, buddy...
 
2014-01-31 07:55:06 AM  
I am shocked, SHOCKED I SAY, that this could happen to a black man in Florida!

Thank God the brave officer stood his ground to save white people from a nefarious display of sign dancing from a gainfully employed African-American!
 
2014-01-31 07:59:58 AM  

Mark Ratner: Dancing in the streets is against the law.


All we need is music, sweet music.
 
2014-01-31 08:01:14 AM  
Took his job for granite...
 
2014-01-31 08:12:23 AM  

fusillade762: Brown stepped off the median strip and danced on the road

Dancing in the road does sound like a pretty stupid job.



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Was he feeling jipper?
 
2014-01-31 08:32:36 AM  
He was arrested for being beligerant with the cop.  Which is wrong.

But I understand it.

Here he was working.  And it's a shiat job.  But at least he is doing it.   He's a black guy; harrassed by the cops all the time just because he is black.  (And, yeah, fark you if you don't believe that happens because it DOES.)  So here he is working, like he should, and the cop is still there harrassing him.

Yeah, in his best interest to cooperate.  But I can understand why he got so mad at the cop.
 
2014-01-31 08:47:39 AM  
On come on, really? Man's trying to work and he gets arrestrd for *gasps* dancing in the street? Let the guy work. They couldn't just tell him not to go in the street.
 
2014-01-31 08:50:11 AM  
So a woman flags down a cop to tell him the sign guy is distracting?

Isn't that his job??? Just like billboards, flashing neon signs in windows, those stupid digital displays on almost every overpass over the major freeways? Some of the damn billboards are so farking bright they partially blind you while you are trying to drive.

We have a few of those sign spinners around town and those guys are AWESOME! Dancing like crazy, always smiling, and it doesn't matter if it is 30 or 100 degrees outside.

I have a lot of respect for those guys/gals and I hope this guy gets back on the streets fairly unscathed.
 
2014-01-31 09:38:35 AM  
Cop said he reached into his pocket and threatened him with a donut.
 
2014-01-31 09:47:48 AM  
charges of failure to obey police, unlawful use of a state right of way and resisting arrest without violence

Standing in the road, sure, if you really want to be a dick you can arrest someone for that. But the other two? Go fark yourself. Those aren't crimes.
 
2014-01-31 10:12:43 AM  
"Peart has no intention of letting his employee go after the incident."

maybe Neil should have him carry the drums around and stuff instead of dancing in the road like a moran ...
 
2014-01-31 10:13:35 AM  
Based upon my experience with those guys in my area they hop in the street at red lights to dance in the crosswalk and such.  I personally find them entertaining and less distracting than trying to dodge the newspaper sellers or firemen actually in the road trying to collect money every now and then.
 
2014-01-31 11:06:01 AM  
My bus driver (Boston MBTA) told me last week that he was forced to do a drug test because he was consistently on time, essentially DOING HIS JOB CORRECTLY. I said "if you were on drugs, you'd think you would be driving slow and shiat". He was sent to piss in a cup and got the rest of the day off.
 
2014-01-31 11:13:15 AM  
Was he dressed like this?

images4.mtv.com

/Because, you know, then the drivers would want beer.
//Like being in Fla. isn't enough reason to drink.
 
2014-01-31 11:21:23 AM  
I had this happen to me, a sign spinner ran out from the side as if we was crossing the street (4 lane commercial street, no sidewalks or crosswalks).  I slammed on my brakes as he stopped short of running in front of me.  I didn't call the cops but I thought about making a u-turn and gunning it instead of braking this time.
 
2014-01-31 11:26:51 AM  

SideshowSideswipe: My bus driver (Boston MBTA) told me last week that he was forced to do a drug test because he was consistently on time, essentially DOING HIS JOB CORRECTLY. I said "if you were on drugs, you'd think you would be driving slow and shiat". He was sent to piss in a cup and got the rest of the day off.


they are targeting him because they know he is NOT on drugs and can document that they are testing people, and those people are negative.  they used to do that to my mom all the time (nurse) cuz they knew she would be negative, while half her coworkers were obviously either pilled, coked, or toked at work.
 
2014-01-31 11:40:44 AM  
Just because it's your job doesn't mean it's a legitimate job. Sign spinning is not a legit occupation. Go find a worthwhile and ethical job, asshole. And stay out of the farking median.
 
2014-01-31 12:00:22 PM  

nytmare: Just because it's your job doesn't mean it's a legitimate job. Sign spinning is not a legit occupation. Go find a worthwhile and ethical job, asshole. And stay out of the farking median.


There are degrees of legitimacy.  So, like at the top are most things like doctors, farmers, cashiers, etc.  Then there are advertisers, mid level managers, etc.  And at the bottom, things like patent trolls and Wall Street.  And of course, things like cops, lawyers, and politicians who could be in any tier, depending on what they actually do.  Sign spinners are right in between the top and middle tiers...
 
2014-01-31 01:33:11 PM  

wruley: So a woman flags down a cop to tell him the sign guy is distracting?

Isn't that his job??? Just like billboards, flashing neon signs in windows, those stupid digital displays on almost every overpass over the major freeways? Some of the damn billboards are so farking bright they partially blind you while you are trying to drive.

We have a few of those sign spinners around town and those guys are AWESOME! Dancing like crazy, always smiling, and it doesn't matter if it is 30 or 100 degrees outside.

I have a lot of respect for those guys/gals and I hope this guy gets back on the streets fairly unscathed.


In other news, there's a sign-spinning world championship:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EMWB4ZUpY0

I've seen a few good ones on the street and am always disappointed when the light turns green.
 
2014-01-31 03:08:33 PM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: Boloxor the Insipid: mr0x: Ugh!

Seems like every arrest has resisting arrest and failure to obey police tacked on it.

Haven't there been some that are arrested for resisting arrest?

Yes, but most people don't have a reporter sassin' up the story for tabloid consumption.

What you read about the world, that is not the world, it is just a story.

My local newspaper prints the daily bookings. Almost every week, there is someone charged solely with resisting arrest. It's very common.


In Florida it's extremely common.  There was an article on it long ago and the numbers are staggering.

Of all of the laws resisting without violence is the stupidest of them all.  It's like saying Murder, without violence.
 
2014-01-31 04:44:53 PM  

mr0x: Captain James T. Smirk: He was arrested after jumping and dancing into the road from the median he was working on, and then being an asshole when the cop showed up to tell him not to dance in the road (because, you know, cars). Sounds to me like he wasn't trying to do his stupid job, sounds like he was trying to do his job stupid.

Umm, no.

This is usually what happens. The cop shows up and acts like a total asshole. If you act as an asshole back, you end up with resisting arrest in there.

It is natural to be rude to someone who is rude to you.

But, people should learn that no matter how much of an asshole a cop is to you, you have to be polite. This is the new rule in the streets in America everywhere not just in the ghettos.


It's only natural to be rude to someone being rude to you if you're an asshole to begin with.  Being polite isn't some "new rule," it's farking common sense.

But you sound like a reasonable, non-hyperbolic person...

/not
 
2014-02-01 06:35:52 AM  

DigitalCoffee: Was there swingin', swayin', and records playin'?


Came for a photo of DLR VH. Leaving satisfied. Thank you, sir.
 
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