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2014-04-28 02:52:11 AM  
"The investigation will now be turned over to the Knox County Attorney General's Office to determine any further action."

Strangulation= aggravated assault= 3-6 years. But it's a cop we're talking about, so I'm actually surprised he got fired.

This former cop has the looks of an animal torturer.
 
2014-04-28 03:00:12 AM  
Wow.... I'm actually amazed he got fired.
 
2014-04-28 06:35:27 AM  
Officer's not realizing they are being recorded these days always reminds me of this Steve Martin bit...
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"And not once did anyone ever say 'Socrates, hemlock is poison.'"
 
2014-04-28 06:47:47 AM  
The victim has a punchable face. The officer showed a lot of restraint by simply holding him by the neck.

Case dismissed.
 
2014-04-28 06:49:28 AM  
mylittlefacewhen.com
 
2014-04-28 07:10:20 AM  
With the obvious exception of the choking, I'm having a hard time finding any problems with this story. And the sheriff is looking to buy body cameras? +1 for him.

/is he a lesbian by any chance?
 
2014-04-28 07:11:45 AM  
800 people party? Jeez

"This incident provides a perfect example of why we are in the process of purchasing officer worn body cameras (video and audio recordings) so incidents like this will be fully documented."

Not that is a statement where police gets my respect. We need more of that.
 
2014-04-28 07:14:44 AM  
It's a start.
 
2014-04-28 07:15:05 AM  
Police, bringing one of their own to justice?

What kind of trick is this?
 
2014-04-28 07:18:56 AM  
That's BS. Any of you would have done the same in his shoes.
 
2014-04-28 07:20:02 AM  

lucksi: 800 people party? Jeez

"This incident provides a perfect example of why we are in the process of purchasing officer worn body cameras (video and audio recordings) so incidents like this will be fully documented."

Not that is a statement where police gets my respect. We need more of that.


Umm, so they expect this to keep happening and they just want to document it instead of prevent it?
 
2014-04-28 07:21:54 AM  

ransack.: That's BS. Any of you would have done the same in his shoes.


I absolutely know I would.

But then, I'm smart enough to know that means I shouldn't be a cop.

/I'd be taking bribes in 20 minutes. Dealing with the public all day? Awww hell naw.
 
2014-04-28 07:21:58 AM  

ransack.: That's BS. Any of you would have done the same in his shoes.


5/10

Nice, but just a little too obvious.
 
2014-04-28 07:22:14 AM  
Good on the leadership in that department. Police should be friends with the community, not the oppressors of it.

But still, that victim had a terribly punchable face.
 
2014-04-28 07:22:42 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: The victim has a punchable face.


Yes but that face was  white. The answer we're loking for is white.We're sorry, but he loses the game and goes home without any prizes.
 
2014-04-28 07:23:11 AM  

FullMetalPanda: lucksi: 800 people party? Jeez

"This incident provides a perfect example of why we are in the process of purchasing officer worn body cameras (video and audio recordings) so incidents like this will be fully documented."

Not that is a statement where police gets my respect. We need more of that.

Umm, so they expect this to keep happening and they just want to document it instead of prevent it?


Documenting it is the first step to preventing it.  How can you act on something when you do not know or am not sure what is happening?  Not sure what ground there is to try and pick at the statement above.
 
2014-04-28 07:26:24 AM  
Control the cops with ease just by having multiple videos of any event they are involved in. They cannot lie to the monitor in a court room. Always remember, the cops work for US and the Office of Professional Standards is fully tax payer funded. You literary own the cops. Don't let them forget that for a second. When they do, fire them outright. Have no mercy on them what so ever.
 
2014-04-28 07:27:06 AM  
I don't buy it.  Cops are known liars, crooks, thieves and thugs.

I'm going with this is just a lie.
 
2014-04-28 07:29:10 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: The victim has a punchable face. The officer showed a lot of restraint by simply holding him by the neck.

Case dismissed.


Yeah, that was clearly a smirking punchable face...  But after so many years on the force, if you can't tell the difference between chokable and punchable, then firing is warranted.
 
2014-04-28 07:29:26 AM  
With a puss like that, I'm betting that's not the first guy / woman / child / pet he's brutally worked over.
 
2014-04-28 07:30:06 AM  
Why would a cop photograph a choking man? Shouldn't he just help him?
 
2014-04-28 07:31:01 AM  

captcaveman: You literary own the cops.


You literally don't. The Government owns the cops.

You FIGURATIVELY own it, and thus cops, but it's literally not yours.
 
2014-04-28 07:31:13 AM  
This isn't that big of a surprise to me.  I've heard a lot of stories about cozy relationships between local law enforcement and the Major Universities.  If this had just been some random party that had not involved UT, I doubt anything would have happened to this cop.
 
2014-04-28 07:32:01 AM  

captcaveman: Control the cops with ease just by having multiple videos of any event they are involved in. They cannot lie to the monitor in a court room. Always remember, the cops work for US and the Office of Professional Standards is fully tax payer funded, and traffic tickets, and redlight cameras, and property forfeiture, and.. and.. . You literary own the cops. Don't let them forget that for a second. When they do, fire them outright. Have no mercy on them what so ever.

 
2014-04-28 07:32:16 AM  
Oh bullshiat. This is just a PR move. Officer needledick will be given his job back with back pay and compensation for mental distress after a weeks re-training.

And the two brave officers who allowed this restrained this terrorist during the incident will be promoted.

/I'm gonna bet $10 on it...
 
2014-04-28 07:32:37 AM  

ChubbyTiger: With the obvious exception of the choking, I'm having a hard time finding any problems with this story. And the sheriff is looking to buy body cameras? +1 for him.

/is he a lesbian by any chance?


Its an election year and the GOP primary race for Sheriff is hotly contested this year. Plus Im sure whomever wins GOP primary will have a Token DNC challenger in the Fall.
 
2014-04-28 07:33:46 AM  

Major Ethanolic: Why would a cop photograph a choking man? Shouldn't he just help him?


Well, that's why he got fired, right? We're not paying cops to stand around taking polaroids of people clearly needing medical assistance.

/DRTFA
 
2014-04-28 07:34:00 AM  

Xanlexian: I don't buy it.  Cops are known liars, crooks, thieves and thugs.

I'm going with this is just a lie.


True, but this got substantial media play and something had to be done.

I was subby on the last thread about this and the info and pics came from the DM - it did not make local papers immediately.
 
2014-04-28 07:35:36 AM  
Good.

Sh*t like this only makes other officers' jobs harder.

When I was doing security, there were cops that I dreaded be called onto the scene if we needed them for an ejection. Luckily, our crew often worked out at a gym where a lot of the local cops trained, and we talked a lot, and those officers were slowly weeded out from calls to the club, because we weren't dicks about it, but most cops just want to get through a night without any real trouble. They have to be ready for it, but no one really wants that sh*t. Dealing with the public, and not at their best, that does wear on folks. I quit doing security, because people just suck when they're in public sometimes, and the first New Year that I DIDN'T have to talk to the police or an EMT, that was amazing. Doing that every day? With a big ass target on my ass? No, thank you.

I have a lot of respect for the police in general. It's a hard job, most of the folks within our police forces are decent and it only takes a few incidents to tarnish the rest of the force, and make everyone's life harder for it. Good on them for this, and hopefully it will be a wake up call for the rest.
 
2014-04-28 07:38:24 AM  

captcaveman: You literary own the cops.


Engrish, muthaf*cka, do you speak it??
 
2014-04-28 07:41:50 AM  

hubiestubert: I have a lot of respect for the police in general. It's a hard job, most of the folks within our police forces are decent and it only takes a few incidents to tarnish the rest of the force, and make everyone's life harder for it. Good on them for this, and hopefully it will be a wake up call for the rest.


So you're saying it's just a few bad apples?

Your story seems to imply there are only a few good apples.
 
2014-04-28 07:43:42 AM  

hubiestubert: Good.

Sh*t like this only makes other officers' jobs harder.

When I was doing security, there were cops that I dreaded be called onto the scene if we needed them for an ejection. Luckily, our crew often worked out at a gym where a lot of the local cops trained, and we talked a lot, and those officers were slowly weeded out from calls to the club, because we weren't dicks about it, but most cops just want to get through a night without any real trouble. They have to be ready for it, but no one really wants that sh*t. Dealing with the public, and not at their best, that does wear on folks. I quit doing security, because people just suck when they're in public sometimes, and the first New Year that I DIDN'T have to talk to the police or an EMT, that was amazing. Doing that every day? With a big ass target on my ass? No, thank you.

I have a lot of respect for the police in general. It's a hard job, most of the folks within our police forces are decent and it only takes a few incidents to tarnish the rest of the force, and make everyone's life harder for it. Good on them for this, and hopefully it will be a wake up call for the rest.


It's got to be frustrating as hell sometimes but there is no excuse for what they did. It looked as if it were a standard routine and the 2 officers holding the guy should be charged as well.
 
2014-04-28 07:44:17 AM  
Oldiron_79: ... and the GOP primary race for Sheriff...

And, as I've recently learned, the Sheriff is the only person with real power in parts of the US.
 
2014-04-28 07:46:00 AM  

hubiestubert: Sh*t like this only makes other officers' jobs harder.


What? No it doesn't. All the other officers had to do was stand there and hold the guy while the choking officer did all the hard work.
 
2014-04-28 07:46:42 AM  
I watched the video yesterday. That (former) officer had such a dead look on his face while he did it. He enjoyed it way too much. I wonder if there have been a series of "accidents" on his watch. It deserves a look.
 
2014-04-28 07:48:12 AM  
But he looks like such a wonderful guy!

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2014-04-28 07:49:17 AM  
Dont worry, the police union will get him his job back (with back pay) in a few short weeks.

Worked for the cop in Philly that was caught on camera punching a woman in the face. He got fired, but the union got a review board to do a frame by frame investigation of the film (Zapruder style) and they concluded that he didnt punch her in the face; he was slapping the drink out of her hand and as she stepped BACKWARDS, she tripped on a can on the ground and fell FORWARDS into his closed fist. Job reinstated with full back pay.
 
2014-04-28 07:49:59 AM  

grinding_journalist: So you're saying it's just a few bad apples?

Your story seems to imply there are only a few good apples.


Well, the solutions from public debate seems to be pay them a lot more (like wall street execs) and let them self-regulate and have strict standardized testing for arrestees.
 
2014-04-28 07:50:44 AM  

SomeoneDumb: Oldiron_79: ... and the GOP primary race for Sheriff...

And, as I've recently learned, the Sheriff is the only person with real power in parts of the US.


What do you mean by this? So if the city or state cops show up I should just tell them to fark off cause they're not in a sheriff's car?
 
2014-04-28 07:51:47 AM  

ransack.: That's BS. Any of you would have done the same in his shoes.


You're right, if I was the sheriff I would have fired his ass too.
 
2014-04-28 07:57:13 AM  

Oldiron_79: ChubbyTiger: With the obvious exception of the choking, I'm having a hard time finding any problems with this story. And the sheriff is looking to buy body cameras? +1 for him.

/is he a lesbian by any chance?

Its an election year and the GOP primary race for Sheriff is hotly contested this year. Plus Im sure whomever wins GOP primary will have a Token DNC challenger in the Fall.


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2014-04-28 07:57:28 AM  

doglover: captcaveman: You literary own the cops.

You literally don't. The Government owns the cops.

You FIGURATIVELY own it, and thus cops, but it's literally not yours.



But hypothetically, metaphorically, it is!

So there.
 
2014-04-28 07:58:34 AM  
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He looks familiar.
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Now I know where I've seen that face before.
 
2014-04-28 08:00:21 AM  
"In my 34 years of law enforcement experience, excessive force has never been tolerated on film or video."
 
2014-04-28 08:01:33 AM  

grinding_journalist: hubiestubert: I have a lot of respect for the police in general. It's a hard job, most of the folks within our police forces are decent and it only takes a few incidents to tarnish the rest of the force, and make everyone's life harder for it. Good on them for this, and hopefully it will be a wake up call for the rest.

So you're saying it's just a few bad apples?

Your story seems to imply there are only a few good apples.


In the barrel of apples, one bad apple is the start.  Soon, all the apples are rotten.
 
2014-04-28 08:02:00 AM  

J. Frank Parnell: Police, bringing one of their own to justice?

What kind of trick is this?



The kid made a donation right before the party.
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2014-04-28 08:03:31 AM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: [img.fark.net image 225x300]

He looks familiar.
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Now I know where I've seen that face before.


I remember him in happier days...
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2014-04-28 08:03:56 AM  

JoieD'Zen: Xanlexian: I don't buy it.  Cops are known liars, crooks, thieves and thugs.

I'm going with this is just a lie.

True, but this got substantial media play and something had to be done.

I was subby on the last thread about this and the info and pics came from the DM - it did not make local papers immediately.


A freelance journalist took the photo.
 
2014-04-28 08:06:10 AM  

Xanlexian: I don't buy it.  Cops are known liars, crooks, thieves and thugs.

I'm going with this is just a lie.


This is not inconsistent. The bad cop made the mistakes of attacking a white affluent kid AND getting caught on video.

This is not a case of the other cops being awesome. This is a case of them thowing a fellow cop under the bus to protect themselves and their department.

They did the right thing, but let's not get carried away and assume they did it BECAUSE it was the right thing. Prior evidence leans against this being the motivation. I assume it was self-preservation for the bad cop's management.
 
2014-04-28 08:06:15 AM  

Dick Gozinya: Dont worry, the police union will get him his job back (with back pay) in a few short weeks.

Worked for the cop in Philly that was caught on camera punching a woman in the face. He got fired, but the union got a review board to do a frame by frame investigation of the film (Zapruder style) and they concluded that he didnt punch her in the face; he was slapping the drink out of her hand and as she stepped BACKWARDS, she tripped on a can on the ground and fell FORWARDS into his closed fist. Job reinstated with full back pay.


So she hit the cop with her face? She should get at least 3 months.
 
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