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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 03:24:20 PM  
So the only proof is the word of a fifth grader?


I gotta side with the police on this one.

/A sensor should record every time the gun is drawn.
 
2014-04-06 03:24:24 PM  
Pray for Omari.
 
2014-04-06 03:27:06 PM  
Treehouse huh?

what about all those weapons and crack stashed at that 'tree house'.   these 11 year olds don't have me fooled.  they were planning to build a tactical control unit and use it to coordinate and attack Freedom in 'murica.  clever kids these days.

once again, the Republic has been saved by our men and women in uniform.
 
2014-04-06 03:28:04 PM  
ya know back when I was a kid our neighbors would have either come out there and told us to be careful if they were concerned about our safety or told my parents about their concern. Not call 911 and have the cops show up.
 
2014-04-06 03:28:18 PM  

PapaChester: So the only proof is the word of a fifth grader?


I gotta side with the police on this one.

/A sensor should record every time the gun is drawn.



those black kids are very dangerous.  watch out when you're outside.  god blesses ya'.
 
2014-04-06 03:29:01 PM  

The Flexecutioner: well, im not defending the cops.  not enough info for me to lambaste them yet.


The Flexecutioner: meh, non-story for the outrage crowd, imo.


That's like three different tiles on my bingo card!  Thanks man.
 
2014-04-06 03:29:24 PM  

hardinparamedic: 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.


Sure, but the choice isn't one or the other. Its either, neither, or both. Neither and either[gasden flaggers only] can obviously be eliminated out of hand, the state would never plausibly consent to those choices. So, you wanna be locked in a room with a bunch or armed lunatics who are organized trained and directed for maximum lunacy or in a room with a bunch of armed lunatics drawn randomly from the population at large only some of whom are on a team organized, trained, etc. etc. for maximum lunacy?
 
2014-04-06 03:29:44 PM  

PapaChester: So the only proof is the word of a fifth grader?


I gotta side with the police on this one.

/A sensor should record every time the gun is drawn.


there was more than one. and afaik the cop didn't deny it. they are just going to claim they were justified to make them hit the ground and spread out to be searched at gunpoint.
 
2014-04-06 03:30:20 PM  
APRIL FOOLS!


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2014-04-06 03:30:27 PM  

Plant Rights Activist: 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.


That would also explain the kill-on-sight all dogs reaction a lot of newer police seem to have.
 
2014-04-06 03:31:12 PM  

hardinparamedic: 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.


Nah, he's asian.  Study it out.
 
2014-04-06 03:31:24 PM  

Hobodeluxe: ya know back when I was a kid our neighbors would have either come out there and told us to be careful if they were concerned about our safety or told my parents about their concern. Not call 911 and have the cops show up.



that is because back then, 'muricans lived in the Land of the Free and the home of the Brave.

now, they're a bunch of pussies building a Police State to protect their Owners and hoping they'll get some residual protection too.
 
2014-04-06 03:32:01 PM  

BigNumber12: 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!


I wondered if anyone else noticed this.

We have a third-hand report--the kid's mom says this is what the boy told her happened after the cops left--and everyone is taking it as gospel truth.

You don't consider maybe the KID is lying to get out of trouble with his parents? Or the parents to avoid problems with the neighbor? I know cop hate is always strong on Sunday, but try to pry your mind open a little.
 
2014-04-06 03:32:31 PM  

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


This is a surprise?

Aside from the famous picture of the Fed pointing his gun at Elián Gonzalez, there's

The Chicago PD, who held an 11-month old baby at gunpoint and expected him to understand an order to show his hands.

The Oklahoma Officer who negligently killed a 5-year old while trying to shoot a snake in a tree.

The San Diego Officer who shot an 8-year old child in an argument over a parking space.

The Detroit Officer who killed a 7-year old girl when he fired through a window without looking for his target.

The Ohio Officer who shot off a one-year old's finger in the process of killing his unarmed mother over a marijuana raid.

These are just ones I remember off the top of my head.  And, none of them are cases where an Officer accidentally shot a hostage or something like that.  They all show indifference by Officers to public safety, regardless of the age of the lowly civilian involved.
 
2014-04-06 03:32:38 PM  
Proles keeping the other proles afraid. Perfect concentration camp culture working as intended to keep the noise down for the bosses.
 
2014-04-06 03:35:24 PM  

astouffer: 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.


he probably has a body or two stashed under his house.
 
2014-04-06 03:36:30 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.
Meantime, Henry County police won't confirm the name of the officers involved while their supervisors look into the matter.

I'm giving 1:100 odds that the entire thing gets brushed under the carpet and forgotten about. I'm giving 10000000:1 odds that the police are punished for what they did.
 
2014-04-06 03:36:34 PM  
I'm not a big fan of police and make a point of never talking to them.

Having said that, it sounds like maybe the kids left out some of the story..
 
2014-04-06 03:36:35 PM  

fnordfocus: Aside from the famous picture of the Fed pointing his gun at Elián Gonzalez, there's


You mean this picture?

encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com

Where the gun is held to the side of the person he's facing, the finger isn't on the trigger, and his thumb is on the safety selector?

You meant that picture? The one that was infamous for the symbolism of returning a refuge child to a toltarian country, not for "pointing a gun" at Elian?
 
2014-04-06 03:39:36 PM  

rbuzby: 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.



yea, they do a good job of protecting their Owners.  we get some residual benefit, but its a fine line where they can turn against us.

they will NEVER turn against their Wealthy owners.
 
2014-04-06 03:40:58 PM  

hardinparamedic: You meant that picture? The one that was infamous for the symbolism of returning a refuge child to a toltarian country, not for "pointing a gun" at Elian?


Doesn't change the fact that he was actually pointing his weapon at the boy he was allegedly saving.

You're a cop.  Tell me you wouldn't kill me if I pointed a carbine at your chest, regardless of whether the safety was on or where my finger is.
 
2014-04-06 03:41:26 PM  
So, in addition to DWB, we have to worry about BATFWB?
 
2014-04-06 03:42:17 PM  
Not defending thug cops, no (see Iowa City IA, Eric Shaw).  However -- my impression from TFA was the kid wasn't in his own backyard (else how could the cops have escorted him home?), plus the little darlings were hacking limbs off trees that didn't belong to them.

/do you suppose it's time for me to take my meds?
 
2014-04-06 03:44:33 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?


Right here!  Sign right up.

http://www.co.henry.ga.us/police/CareerRequirements.shtml
 
2014-04-06 03:44:58 PM  
I guess I just wonder what police academy could possibly teach this as an acceptable response to kids "doing something I think is wrong".  WTF is next, call in SWAT?

What we have is called a dis proportionate response.

/when all you have is a hammer...
//it all starts to look like a nail...
///it's just easier if you don't have
////to think about it.
 
2014-04-06 03:46:13 PM  
www.moonbattery.com
 
2014-04-06 03:47:55 PM  

fnordfocus: Doesn't change the fact that he was actually pointing his weapon at the boy he was allegedly saving.


The angle of the photo would disagree. He's actually holding it to the side. In addition, that MP5 does not have a sling. To use his hand, he has to hold it to the side, or drop the gun in the presence of an uncontrolled individual during a raid.

Which seems smarter: Dropping an automatic weapon, or holding it to the side with nothing on the trigger?

fnordfocus: You're a cop.


No, I'm not. :| What the hell gave you that idea?

fnordfocus: Tell me you wouldn't kill me if I pointed a carbine at your chest, regardless of whether the safety was on or where my finger is.


One of these situations is not like the other.

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2014-04-06 03:48:30 PM  
But no one anticipated what Omari and his mother say happened next.

/First of all, the mom wasn't there...second of all kids lie.  I can't believe that an officer would pull his weapon and point it at little children for building a tree house. If it did happen, which i doubt, he should be fired.   But kids lie because their feelings get hurt, or they want revenge.  I call bullshiat on this story.
 
2014-04-06 03:48:58 PM  
There needs to be an armed citizens group that retaliates against police for shiat like this. Chiefs will keep better control of their thugs if they know stepping over the line means an officer somewhere in their department will be murdered.
 
2014-04-06 03:49:18 PM  

Xanadone: Not defending thug cops, no (see Iowa City IA, Eric Shaw).  However -- my impression from TFA was the kid wasn't in his own backyard (else how could the cops have escorted him home?), plus the little darlings were hacking limbs off trees that didn't belong to them.

/do you suppose it's time for me to take my meds?


they were at the treeline that bordered their backyard yes.
 
2014-04-06 03:50:04 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?


Look at the flowers son. Look at the flowers.
 
2014-04-06 03:51:02 PM  
Wasn't this a bit of over-reacting to simply kids being kids?   Seriously.

/Stop - or I'll shoot!
 
2014-04-06 03:51:24 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.


/ i was a cop for years, and i totally agree with you on this one.  The worst i did was handcuff a fifth grader for shoplifting candy and drove him around for a bit telling him he was going to jail.  Never had any problems with him after that.  The parents called in to thank me.  But...back to your point..i agree, but doubt the truth of the story.
 
2014-04-06 03:51:49 PM  

JesusJuice: There needs to be an armed citizens group that retaliates against police for shiat like this. Chiefs will keep better control of their thugs if they know stepping over the line means an officer somewhere in their department will be murdered.


What's stopping you, JJ. You talk about this every thread, but we never see any action out of you.

Go on. Be the an hero FARK needs.

Bit'O'Gristle: But kids lie because their feelings get hurt, or they want revenge.  I call bullshiat on this story.


Technically, the Chief admitted that the "incident' occurred in TFA. And, being Georgia, I'm willing to believe it.
 
2014-04-06 03:52:56 PM  

hardinparamedic: fnordfocus: Doesn't change the fact that he was actually pointing his weapon at the boy he was allegedly saving.

The angle of the photo would disagree. He's actually holding it to the side. In addition, that MP5 does not have a sling. To use his hand, he has to hold it to the side, or drop the gun in the presence of an uncontrolled individual during a raid.

Which seems smarter: Dropping an automatic weapon, or holding it to the side with nothing on the trigger?

fnordfocus: You're a cop.

No, I'm not. :| What the hell gave you that idea?


"Paramedic" is just another codeword for police officer. Duh.

/Sheesh
 
2014-04-06 03:53:55 PM  

Linux_Yes: PapaChester: So the only proof is the word of a fifth grader?


I gotta side with the police on this one.

/A sensor should record every time the gun is drawn.


those black kids are very dangerous.  watch out when you're outside.  god blesses ya'.


The cops took their training seriously "Around Blacks never relax"
 
2014-04-06 03:56:34 PM  

hardinparamedic: JesusJuice: There needs to be an armed citizens group that retaliates against police for shiat like this. Chiefs will keep better control of their thugs if they know stepping over the line means an officer somewhere in their department will be murdered.

What's stopping you, JJ. You talk about this every thread, but we never see any action out of you.

Go on. Be the an hero FARK needs.

Bit'O'Gristle: But kids lie because their feelings get hurt, or they want revenge.  I call bullshiat on this story.

Technically, the Chief admitted that the "incident' occurred in TFA. And, being Georgia, I'm willing to believe it.


/Ah..well...easy fix.  Fire that asshole. Bad judgment
 
2014-04-06 03:56:35 PM  

Canton: "Paramedic" is just another codeword for police officer. Duh.

/Sheesh


Damn! My cover's blown. :3
 
2014-04-06 03:57:00 PM  
Isn't building a tree house while black a felony?

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2014-04-06 04:00:53 PM  

JesusJuice: There needs to be an armed citizens group that retaliates against police for shiat like this. Chiefs will keep better control of their thugs if they know stepping over the line means an officer somewhere in their department will be murdered.


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2014-04-06 04:01:03 PM  

Methadone Girls: 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


The state must control every thing you do. After all, poor kids cant afford yards to build tree forts within, so tree forts are exclusionary and inherently unfair.
 
2014-04-06 04:02:26 PM  
hardinparamedic:fnordfocus: You're a cop.

No, I'm not. :| What the hell gave you that idea?


I had a theory long ago that Officers are overrepresented on Fark, so I started taking notes.  You're tagged with your own quote "...I work on a Law Enforcement Medical/ Rescue Team."

To me, it reads that you're either an Officer in one of the few cities where the Police provide EMT services, or more likely an Officer trained as an Medic and attached to a SWAT team or similar group.
 
2014-04-06 04:04:39 PM  

hardinparamedic: JesusJuice: There needs to be an armed citizens group that retaliates against police for shiat like this. Chiefs will keep better control of their thugs if they know stepping over the line means an officer somewhere in their department will be murdered.

What's stopping you, JJ. You talk about this every thread, but we never see any action out of you.

Go on. Be the an hero FARK needs.

Bit'O'Gristle: But kids lie because their feelings get hurt, or they want revenge.  I call bullshiat on this story.

Technically, the Chief admitted that the "incident' occurred in TFA. And, being Georgia, I'm willing to believe it.


Fear of consequences, lack of resources, and inertia.
 
2014-04-06 04:04:53 PM  

fnordfocus: hardinparamedic:fnordfocus: You're a cop.

No, I'm not. :| What the hell gave you that idea?

I had a theory long ago that Officers are overrepresented on Fark, so I started taking notes.  You're tagged with your own quote "...I work on a Law Enforcement Medical/ Rescue Team."

To me, it reads that you're either an Officer in one of the few cities where the Police provide EMT services, or more likely an Officer trained as an Medic and attached to a SWAT team or similar group.


I work special event medical, cut people out of cars who have wrecked, search for people in the woods on a four wheeler or a boat on the Mississippi river, and occasionally get called out to search for evidence in murder cases where they ditched the gun and/or bodies in a lake.

I am not a Tactical Paramedic. I am not a commissioned LE officer. I don't even carry a gun while on duty.

Our job is strictly SAR and Medical on a volunteer team with who I volunteer with.
 
2014-04-06 04:17:35 PM  

studebaker hoch: Tree houses aren't safe these days.

Times have changed.


Not Much...Ya shoulda seen the treehouses I used to build down by the creek.

/we had the guns
//BB, but still...
///shot a lot of trespassers, mostly that gang across the canyon
////And squirrels, lotsa squirrrels
 
2014-04-06 04:20:30 PM  
I'm surprised the swat team didn't take them out.
 
2014-04-06 04:21:16 PM  

Pimparoo: I wondeR why A Cop would do somEthing like this.


Well the little black kids learned, don't go being black in public.
 
2014-04-06 04:32:17 PM  
I usually don't go around white-knighting cops, but this story doesn't quite add up. I can see the police responding to the 911 call mentioned in the story and maybe even going so far as to act like total assholes when talking to the kids. I just have a hard time trying to accept that a cop - any cop - would pull his sidearm on some 11 year-old and his friends. It just isn't very plausible. I've had dealings with cops of all kinds, some good and some bad. All it takes is one bad apple to spoil the bunch.
 
2014-04-06 04:33:32 PM  

One Bad Apple: In before I get called out in this thread.


L, O, Fark'in, L.
 
2014-04-06 04:34:28 PM  

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


"He was gesticulating in a threatening and aggressive manner."

"I detected the distinctive odor of burning marijuana emanating from the premises"

"I calmly informed him that I was a police officer and ordered him to come out, but..."

/Tennessee v. Garner? What's that?
 
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