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(WSBTV)   Cop pulls gun on children because building a tree house is 'hazardous'. Which is true when you take into account the gun-wielding power trippers who hate childhood   (wsbtv.com) divider line 171
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2014-04-06 11:55:34 AM
Will the police report mention that one of the kids pulled a slingshot first?
 
2014-04-06 11:59:18 AM
"If it was justified then we'll deal with it, if it wasn't we'll address it as well," said Sgt. Joey Smith with the Henry County Police Department

Of course you will.  We all have so much faith in the police self-policing themselves.  Maybe you can go out and shoot some puppies afterwards.
 
2014-04-06 12:11:07 PM
Isolated incident

/nothing to see here
//move along, citizens... move along
///or else
 
2014-04-06 12:12:37 PM
Where was their farking permit??  Rotten kids these days get away with murder.

/when I was a kid we had to walk up hill both ways to get  a permit
//in 3 feet of snow
///get off my lawn
 
2014-04-06 01:06:39 PM
Lotsa bullsh*t in tfa, from more than one source.
 
NFA [TotalFark]
2014-04-06 01:33:42 PM

Marcus Aurelius: "If it was justified then we'll deal with it, if it wasn't we'll address it as well," said Sgt. Joey Smith with the Henry County Police Department

Of course you will.  We all have so much faith in the police self-policing themselves.  Maybe you can go out and shoot some puppies afterwards.



WHO WATCHES THE WATCHERS?
 
2014-04-06 02:27:35 PM
In before I get called out in this thread.
 
2014-04-06 02:34:14 PM
What is this, amateur hour?  You're supposed to fire tear gas rounds into the tree house first.
 
2014-04-06 02:56:17 PM
And the reason for his wife's call: "There were falling hazards, tripping hazards, all types of hazards, so No. 1 was concern for the children and concern for the environment," Dillard said.

This woman is a piece of shiat. I hope she has an incredibly painful heart attack from all this attention she's generated. Or at the very least, feels really, really shiatty about getting jackbooted thugs to pull a gun on children.
 
2014-04-06 02:56:27 PM
Of course they're blah. Now we won't know who to believe.
 
2014-04-06 02:56:54 PM
They should have listened to Chris Rock and got a white friend.
 
2014-04-06 02:57:00 PM
I think we need to hear the Whole Story(tm).

But seriously where are they hiring these cops? Where do you find people who are willing to point a killing device at a child?
 
GBB
2014-04-06 02:58:19 PM
TFA: "I was thinking that I don't want to be shot today, so I just listened to what they said," Omari said.

Best lesson you'll ever learn, kid.   And, your parents didn't even have to do a thing to teach it.  So it's a win for them too!
 
2014-04-06 02:58:55 PM
I wondeR why A Cop would do somEthing like this.
 
2014-04-06 02:59:43 PM
Hmmmm.....
Neighbor called 911 because of noise
Kid was in his own backyard with a parent in the house
Georgia cop shows up and points gun at kid "for his own safety"
Police promise to look into it and see if threatening unarmed 11 year old with deadly force was justified

Without looking I can tell you a something the pig, the chief and neighbor have in common with each other and not with the child

My awesome powers of Prophecy say the cop will be exonerated. The Department will demand more money from the City for training. The parents have a 50/50 of being cited. The neighbor won't get cited for misusing the emergency 911 service
 
2014-04-06 03:00:55 PM
Cops pointing guns at a black kid isn't really unusual.  The amazing thing is that some kids were PLAYING OUTSIDE!  Their smart phones must have been charging or maybe the tv was broken.
 
2014-04-06 03:02:32 PM

nijika: I think we need to hear the Whole Story(tm).

But seriously where are they hiring these cops? Where do you find people who are willing to point a killing device at a child?


Pretty sure we trained a couple million people to do just that in Iraq and Afghanistan.
 
2014-04-06 03:03:56 PM

NFA: Marcus Aurelius: "If it was justified then we'll deal with it, if it wasn't we'll address it as well," said Sgt. Joey Smith with the Henry County Police Department

Of course you will.  We all have so much faith in the police self-policing themselves.  Maybe you can go out and shoot some puppies afterwards.


WHO WATCHES THE WATCHERS?


The Picard, of course.

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2014-04-06 03:04:22 PM

rbuzby: Cops pointing guns at a black kid isn't really unusual. The amazing thing is that some kids were PLAYING OUTSIDE! Their smart phones must have been charging or maybe the tv was broken.


Hey, what do you think made them suspicious in the first place?

//ok, ok, we all know it was the black thing..
 
2014-04-06 03:04:53 PM
Tree houses aren't safe these days.

Times have changed.
 
2014-04-06 03:05:17 PM
<i>I learned that they're supposed to help you not make you feel scared to even come outside </i>

Life lesson learned little fella. Life lesson learned...
 
2014-04-06 03:06:16 PM

nijika: I think we need to hear the Whole Story(tm).

But seriously where are they hiring these cops? Where do you find people who are willing to point a killing device at a child?


They gravitate naturally to jobs where they are not only allowed, but expected, to have these killing devices. And some of them are smart enough to trick geniuses like you into giving them the job.

/so naturally we should disallow anyone else from carrying these killing devices
//because once we no longer have any means to correct our mistakes, we will never make mistakes again
 
2014-04-06 03:06:25 PM
Any cop who feels he has to pull a gun on an group of 5th graders should just hand in his badge.

He's too much of a pussy to walk a beat.

I take that back. That was an insult to pussies.
 
2014-04-06 03:06:26 PM
2 cops took out their "fort"?  Fort fail!
 
2014-04-06 03:07:18 PM
Only the police can be trusted with firearms.
 
2014-04-06 03:07:22 PM
This is a case of kids having fun while Black. We can't have that!
Seriously, this is in Georgia, these kids are Black and apparently the cops are White. The spokesman certainly is. Nothing will be done.

anuran: The parents have a 50/50 of being cited.
THIS.
 
2014-04-06 03:08:31 PM
"If it was justified then we'll deal with it, if it wasn't we'll address it as well," said Sgt. Joey Smith with the Henry County Police Department.

t.qkme.me
 
2014-04-06 03:08:35 PM
Earth Day is coming up, the cop was just getting in the holiday spirit.
 
2014-04-06 03:09:44 PM

That Guy Jeff: And the reason for his wife's call: "There were falling hazards, tripping hazards, all types of hazards, so No. 1 was concern for the children and concern for the environment," Dillard said.

This woman is a piece of shiat. I hope she has an incredibly painful heart attack from all this attention she's generated. Or at the very least, feels really, really shiatty about getting jackbooted thugs to pull a gun on children.


Well they can't come out and say there were black kids hanging out in the trees.  That would sound bad.
 
2014-04-06 03:10:15 PM
Could be worse...
3.bp.blogspot.com
 
2014-04-06 03:10:34 PM

vodka: <i>I learned that they're supposed to help you not make you feel scared to even come outside </i>

Life lesson learned little fella. Life lesson learned...


Here in Seattle, we know to not approach the cops for any reason. They are still resisting reform even after the Feds cracked down on them.  The cops union publishes a newsletter that could be from the tea party.  They are an angry bunch that seems to want to crack heads every chance they get.  I'm referring to the few bad apples of course.  But you know how many apples we have here in Washington.  A lot.
 
2014-04-06 03:10:53 PM
What a farking moron. Both of the cops involved. Farking morons, the lot of them.

Mirandized: This is a case of kids having fun while Black. We can't have that!
Seriously, this is in Georgia, these kids are Black and apparently the cops are White. The spokesman certainly is. Nothing will be done.


Yep.

Ned Stark: Only the police can be trusted with firearms.


Given some of the dreck that has come from some of the member's of FARK's Second Amendment "I AM THE DECIDER!" battalion (Trolling or not), I'd still feel safer around a cop than the average FARK Mall Ninja.
 
2014-04-06 03:11:19 PM

Evil Twin Skippy: Any cop who feels he has to pull a gun on an group of 5th graders should just hand in his badge.

He's too much of a pussy to walk a beat.

I take that back. That was an insult to pussies.


Well maybe one of those slantways oriental pussies
 
2014-04-06 03:12:13 PM
Would've loved to see these cops try that in the Favelas back in the day. Sure Lil' Zee/Lil' Dice (City Of God) would've had more than something to say about that!
 
2014-04-06 03:12:23 PM
This is what lawsuits are for.
 
2014-04-06 03:13:07 PM
Did anyone other than the kid(s) witness this? Because it's totally unheard-of for a vengeful, powerless-feeling kiddo to embellish the truth, especially when it results in free sympathy!
 
2014-04-06 03:13:30 PM
well, im not defending the cops.  not enough info for me to lambaste them yet.  but in Atlanta some cop has had a gun pulled on them, if not shot at by 11 yr olds.  no, it's not common or rampant but i have no idea what actually happened.  i remember being approached at that age by cops asking me and my friends what we were doing throwing rocks behind a Wal-mart and we lied through our teeth (we were scaring birds away from the dumpsters) just to get them to leave us alone.  they didnt pull a gun but I was thought i was smart enough to lie to a cop. we rode our bikes around the block and came back 15 minutes later to throw more rocks.  im also white so maybe that's why no guns were involved. this was also the early 80s and not in a huge metropolitan city.  who knows.  who cares.

but yeah, regardless of race, at that age you want to lie to a cop so you dont get in trouble with the cops but moreso with your parents.  at least that's who i was more worried about.

meh, non-story for the outrage crowd, imo.  the kid might get 5-mins of fame at school for being in the news.  might be good or bad fame, i have no idea.  this will blow over before the week starts.
 
2014-04-06 03:14:33 PM
The_Sponge: Will the police report mention that one of the kids pulled a slingshot first?

So that's why Bart Simpson isn't using his slingshot nowadays! Chief Wiggum might've had to pick him off.
 
2014-04-06 03:16:10 PM

kling_klang_bed: The_Sponge: Will the police report mention that one of the kids pulled a slingshot first?

So that's why Bart Simpson isn't using his slingshot nowadays! Chief Wiggum might've had to pick him off.


Bart doesn't have to worry. He's white.
 
2014-04-06 03:16:57 PM
Penalize the risk takers early, can't have that.
 
2014-04-06 03:17:14 PM

GBB: TFA: "I was thinking that I don't want to be shot today, so I just listened to what they said," Omari said.

Best lesson you'll ever learn, kid.   And, your parents didn't even have to do a thing to teach it.  So it's a win for them too!



Came here to say this.
If nothing else, an important lesson was learned that day.
 
2014-04-06 03:17:47 PM

nijika: I think we need to hear the Whole Story(tm).

But seriously where are they hiring these cops? Where do you find people who are willing to point a killing device at a child?


Yeah, we do. I keep wondering what the kids were using to cut the branches. Did they have a saw? Was it protocol to draw a gun due to the threat *snrk* of a hand saw? (There's no way it was chainsaw.) If so, they should really look into changing that policy...

Seriously, though, pulling on a gun on 11-year-olds being 11-year-olds. wtf?
 
2014-04-06 03:19:22 PM
And the reason for his wife's call: "There were falling hazards, tripping hazards, all types of hazards, so No. 1 was concern for the children and concern for the environment," Dillard said.

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2014-04-06 03:19:45 PM
I'm not a fark cop hater, but there needs to be some accountability. A civilian even suggesting that they have a gun is considered assault if unwarranted.

If a cop even touches his gun he should have to file a report why it was warranted.
If he pulls his gun, report plus supervisor called.
If he points his gun, report, supervisor, admin time, investigation.
 
2014-04-06 03:20:11 PM

Canton: nijika: I think we need to hear the Whole Story(tm).

But seriously where are they hiring these cops? Where do you find people who are willing to point a killing device at a child?

Yeah, we do. I keep wondering what the kids were using to cut the branches. Did they have a saw? Was it protocol to draw a gun due to the threat *snrk* of a hand saw? (There's no way it was chainsaw.) If so, they should really look into changing that policy...

Seriously, though, pulling on a gun on 11-year-olds being 11-year-olds. wtf?


They were black 11 year olds.  That's like equal to the threat of 6 white 11 year olds.
 
2014-04-06 03:22:17 PM

anuran: The neighbor won't get cited for misusing the emergency 911 service


My neighbor called 911 on me for having my front yard landscaped. He thought the landscapers were pulling out shrubs on his property. A cop shows up and said basically it was a civil issue. I had a copy of the original survey from 1940 and we were nowhere near his yard. Talk about being a douche, In fact it turns out his newly planted tree was on MY side. After it got dark I saw him outside digging it up and moving it.
 
2014-04-06 03:22:53 PM
 
2014-04-06 03:23:06 PM
"I learned that they're supposed to help you not make you feel scared to even come outside," Omari said.

Such innocence.

"If it was justified then we'll deal with it, if it wasn't we'll address it as well," said Sgt. Joey Smith with the Henry County Police Department.

If it was justified?  Obviously that 11 year old was a menace to society.  Should have called in the SWAT team for extra firepower.
 
2014-04-06 03:23:40 PM
the news video said they would have the neighbor on there later to give his side of the story but I couldn't find that video anywhere on their site.
and of course they aren't giving out the name of the cop.
 
2014-04-06 03:23:40 PM
trappedspirit

2 cops took out their "fort"? Fort fail!

Seriously, where was the boulder avalanche, the swinging log, the covered pit, the cargo net trap?
 
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