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(The Blaze)   Parking your fire engine on the center divide while helping victims at the scene of a serious car accident? That's a handcuffing   (theblaze.com) divider line 30
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2014-02-06 12:17:03 AM  
13 votes:
Non-Blaze link

Another non-Blaze link

Yet another non-Blaze link

Is it so goddamn hard NOT to link to Glenn Beck's personal derpspew site?
2014-02-06 07:56:06 AM  
5 votes:

lazymojo: untaken_name: fusillade762: Non-Blaze link

Another non-Blaze link

Yet another non-Blaze link

Is it so goddamn hard NOT to link to Glenn Beck's personal derpspew site?

But you'll throw out npr and gawker links? Hahahahahahaha.

Yeah, because npr and gawker are comparable to this crap:



It's just the "Flip side of the coin," right?  They have their opinions, he has his, and there's no objective way to conclude either way.  idiot.


Except that Gawker and NPR don't charge for content, espouse racism and discrimination, or advocate that you BUY GOLD NOW AND I'M DEFINITELY NOT GETTING PAID TO SAY THAT.
2014-02-06 07:05:15 AM  
4 votes:
He's gawddamn firefighter helping crash-scene victims. He can park where he gawddamn pleases.
2014-02-06 05:46:52 AM  
4 votes:
From the derp comments:

"years back a lot of blacks did not qualify to get on the police dept. The government in all their glorious wisdom made them lower the standards so they could hire the one's who were not qualified. Wonder if this guy was one of them."

I was all like, "WTF?" and then came into this thread and found out it was a Glen Beck site. Then I was like "Ooohhh."
2014-02-06 10:15:25 AM  
3 votes:
Parking a fire truck at an accident scene is a deliberate tactical maneuver that every firefighter is trained for. You park the big, heavy truck in a blocking position so that when some rubber-necking jackhole comes flying into the scene, he just creams the truck instead of wiping out the accident victims and rescue workers. If I am the firefighter in charge of an accident scene, my absolute #1 priority is the safety of my firefighters and other first responders. Period. Everything else is secondary. So yes, I'm going to park my great big truck in a place that might not be convenient. I'm going to slow down traffic and create a safe zone for my guys to work in. I'm going to do it as safely as possible for the other drivers and keep traffic flowing as much as possible, but you getting to work on time is not my primary concern, and I will slow or stop traffic as much as I feel is necessary to ensure the safety of my scene. You would think that a cop would understand this, but they tend to have different priorities and want to keep traffic moving as much as possible. Generally resolving those conflicting priorities involves a little discussion and cooperation between the FD and PD, but occasionally it turns into a dick measuring contest and shiat like this happens.
2014-02-06 09:44:53 AM  
3 votes:

FnkyTwn: CSB: Twice in my life now, when speeding 15+ over the speed limit, I've passed speedtrap cops, saw them, realized I was busted and immediately pulled over before they could even get their lights on. Eventually they pull up behind me, and I've gotten off with warnings and perplexed looks. I also keep both hands on the steering wheel as they approach.

I'm not a hot chick, just some dude who realizes cops have a job to do that basically puts them into surprise combat situations all day every day. Treat them accordingly.


Got pulled over for the first time in 25 years last summer:

Cop:  "Sir, can I..."
Me:  "Gun"
Cop:  "Where?"
Me:  "Left inside coat." *head gesture*
Cop:  "Permit?"
Me:  "Wallet."
Cop:  "Speeding?"
Me:  "I'm an idiot."
Cop:  "Slow down and have a nice day."

/DEFINITELY not a hot chick.
2014-02-06 07:38:24 AM  
3 votes:

untaken_name: fusillade762: Non-Blaze link

Another non-Blaze link

Yet another non-Blaze link

Is it so goddamn hard NOT to link to Glenn Beck's personal derpspew site?

But you'll throw out npr and gawker links? Hahahahahahaha.


Yeah, because npr and gawker are comparable to this crap:

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It's just the "Flip side of the coin," right?  They have their opinions, he has his, and there's no objective way to conclude either way.  idiot.
2014-02-06 07:21:07 AM  
3 votes:

Katolu: Smoking GNU: maram500: When I read about police stupidity like this, I feel my blood pressure rising. Then I remember this CSB:

A couple months ago, I was waiting on the side of the road to cross five lanes of traffic on foot. (To say my city is pedestrian unfriendly is a huge understatement.) A cop is pulling out of the parking lot I'm next to, and he leans out to ask if I'm waiting on the bus. I explain my situation, and he just says "Hang on a sec." He pulls out to the middle of the street, flips on the lights, and gets out to stop traffic in both directions. Leaning on my cane, trying to hobble across quickly, I get about halfway across when the cop tells me to take my time.

/How awesome is that?

Wow. Nice dude, there. He probably got fired for not being an aaahole.

It's sad that this one good cop is the exception and not the rule.


I have four more, just my own experiences. I even had a city copy in SLC pull up and roll his window down and say, "You look lost."

They're not exceptions. They just don't make the news.
2014-02-06 07:04:57 AM  
3 votes:
When I read about police stupidity like this, I feel my blood pressure rising. Then I remember this CSB:

A couple months ago, I was waiting on the side of the road to cross five lanes of traffic on foot. (To say my city is pedestrian unfriendly is a huge understatement.) A cop is pulling out of the parking lot I'm next to, and he leans out to ask if I'm waiting on the bus. I explain my situation, and he just says "Hang on a sec." He pulls out to the middle of the street, flips on the lights, and gets out to stop traffic in both directions. Leaning on my cane, trying to hobble across quickly, I get about halfway across when the cop tells me to take my time.

/How awesome is that?
2014-02-05 11:41:38 PM  
3 votes:
Ponch never would have stood for that kind of injustice.
2014-02-06 12:17:13 PM  
2 votes:
Isn't it a crime to interfere with an EMT or first responder during execution of their duties?
2014-02-06 07:55:58 AM  
2 votes:
CSB: Twice in my life now, when speeding 15+ over the speed limit, I've passed speedtrap cops, saw them, realized I was busted and immediately pulled over before they could even get their lights on. Eventually they pull up behind me, and I've gotten off with warnings and perplexed looks. I also keep both hands on the steering wheel as they approach.

I'm not a hot chick, just some dude who realizes cops have a job to do that basically puts them into surprise combat situations all day every day. Treat them accordingly.
ecl
2014-02-06 10:15:50 AM  
1 votes:
George Carlin...
From  You Are All Diseased:
"And speaking of tough guys, I'm getting a little tired of hearing that after six policemen got arrested for shoving a floor lamp up some black guy's ass and ripping his intestines out, the police department announces they're gonna have "sensitivity training". I say, hey, if you need special training to be told not to jam a large cumbersome object up someone's asshole, maybe you're too farked up to be on the police force in the first place. You know what they ought to do? They ought to have two new requirements for being on the police: Intelligence and decency. You never can tell; it might just work; it certainly hasn't been tried yet."
2014-02-06 09:25:25 AM  
1 votes:

murderguy: Drunken_Irish_Joker: Do the Maryland state troopers still go walk out into the middle of I495 and point at you to get you to pull over for speeding? That was some brass-balls and rock-brained kinda stuff they did back in the day. I always expected one to get run over sooner or later from someone not paying attention.

They stopped that a couple years ago, when a Howard County cop got killed doing the same thing on 32 near i95. Unfortunately was only a matter of time before it happened.

As for all the cop hate here: way to go, Fark. That's the sort of mature, intelligent response I have come to expect from this establishment.

When cops start obeying the law and policing their own, I'll respect them.  Until they're thugs that should be openly despised.


I understand where cop hate comes from, and I won't tell you how to feel about them. But whether or not they deserve respect, most of your interactions with them will be smoother if you at least treat them as if you respect them.

/you might even find that some of your preconceptions need adjusting. Or not, YMMV
2014-02-06 08:51:18 AM  
1 votes:
Just wait until the LEO's house is on fire... Karma man
2014-02-06 08:48:39 AM  
1 votes:

murderguy: When cops start obeying the law and policing their own, I'll respect them. Until they're thugs that should be openly despised.


The problem is that anyone stupid enough to think, much less actually say, something like this doesn't have opinions anyone cares about.
2014-02-06 08:19:51 AM  
1 votes:

JerkyMeat: Cops are garbage.  The entire nation should basically weapon up and take them out.


You're either a troll or an idiot. Probably both.
GCD
2014-02-06 08:10:02 AM  
1 votes:

dragonchild: Aww, who says our sense of community is dead?  Nothing unites Americans like hate.

As for the actual kerscuffle, not gonna judge based on the story (most news should come with a "based on a true story" disclaimer), but around here, firemen, construction workers and police eat up way, way, WAY too much room.  Single-lane fender-bender?  Time to close up three lanes for two miles.  Laying the foundation for a big box store?  Let's close two lanes (how the FARK did they get permission to do that??).  Car stuck in a ditch?  SEAL. OFF. EVERYTHING.

Obviously this didn't take place where I live because when the cops and firemen meet they pretty much set up a damn roadblock.


I'm not going to speak to construction workers and police (although the police would have similar reasons)...but as far as "firemen" go, we block traffic as a SAFETY measure.

There are actually protocols (called SOPs or SOGs) as to how you pull up to an accident scene that dictate how and where you park...and why.

I'm a firefighter and we cover one of the largest stretches of highway in the entire province of Nova Scotia.

There's been more than once that we've rolled up to an accident scene and had someone - be it a fellow firefighter, police officer, pedestrian, walking wounded, etc. - hit by another car that's going SCREAMING by in the other lane...or because they're gawking at the accident and not paying attention.

So, you can be guaranteed that I'm not going to jeopardize the safety of anyone on the scene by leaving the lane open.
2014-02-06 08:00:51 AM  
1 votes:

FnkyTwn: CSB: Twice in my life now, when speeding 15+ over the speed limit, I've passed speedtrap cops, saw them, realized I was busted and immediately pulled over before they could even get their lights on. Eventually they pull up behind me, and I've gotten off with warnings and perplexed looks. I also keep both hands on the steering wheel as they approach.

I'm not a hot chick, just some dude who realizes cops have a job to do that basically puts them into surprise combat situations all day every day. Treat them accordingly.


No.

Just no.

Cops don't even have a top 10 most dangerous job anymore, and most of the danger is fromt heir own poor driving.

Don't get me wrong, I am not saying it is easy or that you shouldn't do everything you can to put them at ease when you get pulled over (window down, car off, keys on dash, hands on wheel) because if you make their job easier they are less liekly to ticket you, but not because their job is that dangerous.
2014-02-06 07:59:42 AM  
1 votes:
Cool it!

stayininthegame.com
2014-02-06 07:52:44 AM  
1 votes:
If only everyone had multiple guns! Then wen could get rid of cops and there would be no crime ever!

And fark Glenn Beck and his braindead, drooling minions. They're the worst kind of scum.
2014-02-06 07:36:36 AM  
1 votes:
Many men suffer from small p**** syndrome. Cops doubly so.

/Firefighters are hot

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2014-02-06 07:30:54 AM  
1 votes:

Smoking GNU: He's gawddamn firefighter helping crash-scene victims. He can park where he gawddamn pleases.


This.  How could where he parked possibly be an issue?  He was providing a buffer for the EMT crew from other vehicles.  Traffic is already farked, so how does it matter?
2014-02-06 07:28:58 AM  
1 votes:
All police are corrupt. Yes, the ones in your family too.
2014-02-06 07:21:55 AM  
1 votes:
2014-02-06 07:03:35 AM  
1 votes:
Yet another police officer proves that he lacks the common sense to be trusted with the power that comes with the job.
2014-02-06 06:42:59 AM  
1 votes:

fusillade762: Non-Blaze link

Another non-Blaze link

Yet another non-Blaze link

Is it so goddamn hard NOT to link to Glenn Beck's personal derpspew site?


But you'll throw out npr and gawker links? Hahahahahahaha.
2014-02-06 03:46:28 AM  
1 votes:

JerkyMeat: Cops are garbage.  The entire nation should basically weapon up and take them out.


you first...
2014-02-06 02:14:31 AM  
1 votes:

JerkyMeat: Cops are garbage.  The entire nation should basically weapon up and take them out.


you're so edgy.
2014-02-06 01:58:40 AM  
1 votes:
Cops are garbage.  The entire nation should basically weapon up and take them out.
 
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