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(WTAE)   Police see cheerleader walking home with friends eating ice cream after 10 PM, so they protect and serve the hell out of her   (wtae.com) divider line 795
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2014-07-17 12:50:51 PM  

Recoil Therapy: Rincewind53: You think this would have happened to white kids? Hellllll no.

It really would depend on the part of town that they were in.  The girls admitted to breaking curfew, giving the police some attitude, running away & fighting back when caught.  The police were justified here in giving out a very minor amount of street justice regardless of color (perhaps not to the extent that they did here though).  In a neighborhood filled with expensive houses, expensive cars & doctors & lawyers living there, no the police would have been much more gentle.  However I can think of a neighborhood around here (95% white) where the girls there would be beat on just as much for doing the same as these did.  Of course that neighborhood is filled with meth heads, junkies, welfare queens & just pure white trash.

It's economics not race that determines much of the police actions these days. Can daddy afford a lawyer is one of the first things that they ask themselves before the street justice comes into play


No they are not justified in dishing out some street justice. Infact they have a legal obligation to do the exact opposite.
 
2014-07-17 12:51:17 PM  
Too bad someone didn't stop her mom from naming her Merceedez.
 
2014-07-17 12:51:26 PM  

Recoil Therapy: street justice


Street justice isn't justice.
 
2014-07-17 12:51:26 PM  
Why is there an ice cream store open after curfew so that these young innocents are tempted to be law breakers.

/expected her to be white
 
2014-07-17 12:51:53 PM  

Rincewind53: vernonFL: She was out after curfew, ran from police and resisted arrest.

Her mother should *also* be beaten for naming her daughter Merceedez.

Fun fact, curfew violation is a misdemeanor, meaning cops likely couldn't even  arrest her for it. Legally the most they could give her is a ticket.


Accurate fact:  You can be arrested for a misdemeanor.  Just getting cited for a misdemeanor is technically being arrested - you need to go to court for arraignment.

Been there, done that, all because an asshole cop in Deerfield Beach, FL, didn't know the full DFB city ordinance 6-92.  Or, more likely, didn't care and had me jump through goddam hoops with work and the never ending rescheduling of my case.

/I don't hate cops in general
 
2014-07-17 12:52:37 PM  

strathmeyer: Marcus Aurelius: She has learned a valuable lesson.  The police are filthy animals that have a license to beat the crap out of you whenever they feel like it.

She'll take this lesson to heart.

""I didn't think cops would do that to me because I'm a girl."

No she learned she can't apply her pussypass at night when people can't tell she's a girl.



These cops may be many things, but at least they aren't sexist.
 
2014-07-17 12:52:45 PM  
She ran from the cops. No good will come of that, ever. They are going to have to stop you and there's no way to stop someone from running away that doesn't involve some level of bodily harm.

Curfew, though. WTF? I thought this was the land of the free. Who the hell thinks martial law is a good idea?
 
2014-07-17 12:53:11 PM  

Recoil Therapy: question_dj: Yeah man, curfew violation is serious business.  Running down teenagers, tackling, then beating them because they were lippy and ran is reasonable response from police.  Gotta show those kids who's boss.  Can't let them get away with being lippy and running.  No sir.  Breaking curfew is tantamount to murder, so actually they should have just shot her.

It may not be justified but the reality is that if you make the police chase you, they WILL beat on you a bit when they catch you.  If you start fighting back & hitting them at that point they will start going overboard in their enthusiasm to subdue you.  If she had just stood there being lippy, she may have pissed off the police but they wouldn't have (probably, you really can't tell with some of them) started beating on her (too many potential witnesses attracted by the noise).  She might have gotten a ticket for being outside 5 min after curfew (which a judge probably would have thrown out if she pressed the issue - 10pm is really early especially in the summer), but she wouldn't be sitting in the hospital right now.

But you already knew all of that....


The reality is that after beating the shiat out of you they should be fired in disgrace.
 
2014-07-17 12:53:29 PM  
Is this the thread where a couple of sociopaths who commit on average 3 felonies a day act like beating somebody for breaking curfew is alright? Good times.
 
2014-07-17 12:53:33 PM  
I need feminism so I can run from the cops
 
2014-07-17 12:53:40 PM  

Noticeably F.A.T.: Recoil Therapy: street justice

Street justice isn't justice.


It's not street justice. They were legally trying to arrest her and she fought them. They defended themselves. Curfews are BS but the police don't write the laws.
 
2014-07-17 12:54:11 PM  
Dumfark violating curfew runs from police and resists arrest with violence. Yeah, non-story.
 
2014-07-17 12:54:18 PM  
I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.
 
2014-07-17 12:54:22 PM  

genner: jshine: Looks like she had good reason to run from the cops - they're dangerous thugs with no self control and probably will not be held accountable for their actions.

If a suspect is unarmed and not fighting back and you put her in the hospital, you should be tried for assault - badge or no.

Except she was fighting and admitted it.


...or putting up her hands in a defensive posture?  Many beatings come with defensive wounds -- it's an instinctual reaction that is nearly impossible to avoid.
 
2014-07-17 12:54:28 PM  

Dwangerous: Pocket Ninja: Merceedez  Wright

The parents are the ones that need to be beaten for giving their poor child that unfortunate name



The cops probably thought she was a stolen Merceedez.
 
2014-07-17 12:54:53 PM  
Save the cheerleader, save the world.
 
2014-07-17 12:55:25 PM  

question_dj: Can't let them get away with being lippy and running. No sir. Breaking curfew is tantamount to murder, so actually they should have just shot her.


If they run they must be guilty of something.   "Curfew"? God when did we start living in the Soviet Union?   Are we under marital law?  Is there a declared emergency? No.  There was no reason for the cop to even stop them.
 
2014-07-17 12:55:45 PM  

jshine: genner: jshine: Looks like she had good reason to run from the cops - they're dangerous thugs with no self control and probably will not be held accountable for their actions.

If a suspect is unarmed and not fighting back and you put her in the hospital, you should be tried for assault - badge or no.

Except she was fighting and admitted it.

...or putting up her hands in a defensive posture?  Many beatings come with defensive wounds -- it's an instinctual reaction that is nearly impossible to avoid.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Defense_wound
 
2014-07-17 12:55:47 PM  
"Mer-SAY-dees benz!"

www.bobgruen.com
 
2014-07-17 12:55:50 PM  
ITT: "Police beatings are ok, because the person getting beaten up probably deserved it".

You people are disgusting.
 
2014-07-17 12:55:51 PM  
She not blonde and white, so she's not really a cheerleader.
 
2014-07-17 12:56:35 PM  

MonoChango: "Curfew"? God when did we start living in the Soviet Union?


Columbine
 
2014-07-17 12:56:59 PM  

Jument: Curfew, though. WTF? I thought this was the land of the free. Who the hell thinks martial law is a good idea?


It's the ultimate intersection of nanny state lefties, "law and order" righties, and lazy cops while being only  applied to people who have no political or economic power.

In other words, statists, political cowards and lazy asses are the ones who think it's a really neat idea.

Nevermind that it has NO positive effect on juvenile crime and may actually make things worse - cops who feel the need to stop people under 18 can't see the real crime down the street, and empty streets tends to enable/encourage crime.
 
2014-07-17 12:57:22 PM  

qorkfiend: ITT: "Police beatings are ok, because the person getting beaten up probably deserved it".

You people are disgusting.


I don't think anyone in the world really believes that. At least I hope not.
 
2014-07-17 12:57:25 PM  

jshine: genner: jshine: Looks like she had good reason to run from the cops - they're dangerous thugs with no self control and probably will not be held accountable for their actions.

If a suspect is unarmed and not fighting back and you put her in the hospital, you should be tried for assault - badge or no.

Except she was fighting and admitted it.

...or putting up her hands in a defensive posture?  Many beatings come with defensive wounds -- it's an instinctual reaction that is nearly impossible to avoid.


That would be a good argument if she didn't admit to deliberately fighting the police. The facts of the incident aren't in question. All sides agree on what happened. The stupid girl actually thinks she has the right to slug an officer and not get hit back.
 
2014-07-17 12:58:31 PM  
Police-enforced curfews is a thing? Kee-rist, I'm glad I grew up in Europe.
 
2014-07-17 12:58:43 PM  

Pugdaddyk: Why is there an ice cream store open after curfew so that these young innocents are tempted to be law breakers.

/expected her to be white


Frankly so did I.  'Til I saw Pocketninja's Boobies.
.
 
2014-07-17 12:58:45 PM  

Jument: qorkfiend: ITT: "Police beatings are ok, because the person getting beaten up probably deserved it".

You people are disgusting.

I don't think anyone in the world really believes that. At least I hope not.


The police do.
 
2014-07-17 12:58:59 PM  

Erik_Emune: Police-enforced curfews is a thing? Kee-rist, I'm glad I grew up in Europe.


Only in the "land of the free".
 
2014-07-17 12:59:00 PM  

neongoats: Whoa curfew violation, that surely requires physical intervention!

/cops are terrorists
//soon cops will be planting ied's to surprise apprehend suspects
/cops are terrorists


Maybe not IEDs, but IADs.
Improvised apprehension devices. Snares, pits, nets... that sort of thing.
Could be hilarious. Dude's running from the cops and all of a sudden he's hoisted by the ankle into a tree.
 
2014-07-17 12:59:08 PM  
"I didn't think cops would do that to me because I'm a girl."


Stopped reading there.  Yes, they will, especially if you run, fight with them, and scream you farking moron.
 
2014-07-17 12:59:26 PM  
It's almost as if African Americans have no trust for the police.  I wonder why that might be.
 
2014-07-17 12:59:33 PM  
" when I was young I had a twist; for punching babies with my fist; and then I though I would enlist and join MacCormak army"
 
2014-07-17 12:59:39 PM  
A curfew??? Where is this place? East Germany circa 1949?
 
2014-07-17 12:59:43 PM  
"It's after curfew, run along now"

"SHE'S RUNNING!  TACKLE HER!"

What terrible thing would have happened if they just let her run away?
 
2014-07-17 12:59:44 PM  

pedrop357: Jument: Curfew, though. WTF? I thought this was the land of the free. Who the hell thinks martial law is a good idea?

It's the ultimate intersection of nanny state lefties, "law and order" righties, and lazy cops while being only  applied to people who have no political or economic power.

In other words, statists, political cowards and lazy asses are the ones who think it's a really neat idea.

Nevermind that it has NO positive effect on juvenile crime and may actually make things worse - cops who feel the need to stop people under 18 can't see the real crime down the street, and empty streets tends to enable/encourage crime.


As has been said, the cops do not write the laws. This law was written by elected officials. The blame lies with the voters IMHO. They should be clamoring for this law to be stricken from the books and for the impeachment of those responsible.
 
2014-07-17 12:59:59 PM  
Cop jumps out of car, teen runs.  All cops tackle the teen, while leaving the others alone.

If it weren't for the fact that they beat the crap out of her, this would be a case of "Don't run from a cop. Ever.  If they point guns at you, fall back in a faint, and stay limp"
 
2014-07-17 01:00:06 PM  
You people have farking CURFEWS in your country?!

GAZA has a curfew.  Why the hell does a small town in USA need a curfew?
 
2014-07-17 01:00:09 PM  
The police take 'walking while black' very seriously.
 
2014-07-17 01:00:11 PM  
At least the cops don't discriminate based on gender.
 
2014-07-17 01:00:58 PM  

monoski: jankyboy: Pocket Ninja: Merceedez  Wright

How could her parents possibly fark that up? The correct spelling is right there on the car.

The problem is their car reads Port Authority...

[trustarts-prod.s3.amazonaws.com image 580x241]


Harvard University - DeVry University
 
2014-07-17 01:02:10 PM  

Egoy3k: It's almost as if African Americans have no trust for the police.  I wonder why that might be.


I do wonder why they didn't tackle and hospitalize her friends she was with. Cops are bloodthirsty animals with no moral standing after all (I'm being sarcastic at this point)
 
2014-07-17 01:02:38 PM  

genner: jshine: genner: jshine: Looks like she had good reason to run from the cops - they're dangerous thugs with no self control and probably will not be held accountable for their actions.

If a suspect is unarmed and not fighting back and you put her in the hospital, you should be tried for assault - badge or no.

Except she was fighting and admitted it.

...or putting up her hands in a defensive posture?  Many beatings come with defensive wounds -- it's an instinctual reaction that is nearly impossible to avoid.

That would be a good argument if she didn't admit to deliberately fighting the police. The facts of the incident aren't in question. All sides agree on what happened. The stupid girl actually thinks she has the right to slug an officer and not get hit back.


TFA: "They both just tackled me to the ground and smashed my face into the ground with their feet and their legs. Then they started pulling my hair and pushing me and stuff, and I was screaming real loud," Wright said.

It doesn't sound like she punched the officer.  ...but even if she had, two armed men should be able to subdue a 17 year-old girl without that level of violence.  If they can't control the situation without putting her in the hospital, then at best they don't have the judgement required to be police officers.  Or has police training really devolved to "beat the suspect until they stop moving resisting"?

/ http://www.theonion.com/articles/nypd-apologizes-for-accidental-shoot i ngclubbingsta,739/
 
2014-07-17 01:03:18 PM  
If there's one thing I've learned about police, it's the position of power that comes first.  If you are older than the officer, or the same colour as them, you can usually get away with the small laws like jaywalking, littering, speeding and such.  But if you are younger, or of a different race, your ass is gonna get taught a lesson.
 
2014-07-17 01:03:31 PM  

Jaden Smith First of His Name: It must be awful having to spell out your attractive and successful first name for everything. Or imagine being a teacher for an inner-city school: "Yunique, can you answer this question? No, not the Yunique with two E's. No, not you either, one that ends with a K."


Wow, I see the Fark Racist Brigade has shown up.
 
2014-07-17 01:03:35 PM  

AgentPothead: Is this the thread where a couple of sociopaths who commit on average 3 felonies a day act like beating somebody for breaking curfew is alright? Good times.


Nah, its the thread where we hate on cops for trying to subdue someone who was running away from a law violation. We all know the cops shoulda just shrugged it off and let them go...and if turned out later that those kids were breaking curfew and running away from cops because they were commiting crimes then, meh, surely those cops would not be haraunged for not doing their jobs. No harm no foul, obviously.
 
2014-07-17 01:03:58 PM  

Jument: pedrop357: Jument: Curfew, though. WTF? I thought this was the land of the free. Who the hell thinks martial law is a good idea?

It's the ultimate intersection of nanny state lefties, "law and order" righties, and lazy cops while being only  applied to people who have no political or economic power.

In other words, statists, political cowards and lazy asses are the ones who think it's a really neat idea.

Nevermind that it has NO positive effect on juvenile crime and may actually make things worse - cops who feel the need to stop people under 18 can't see the real crime down the street, and empty streets tends to enable/encourage crime.

As has been said, the cops do not write the laws. This law was written by elected officials. The blame lies with the voters IMHO. They should be clamoring for this law to be stricken from the books and for the impeachment of those responsible.


Cops can still selectively enforce the way they do with everything else.  SFPD apparently stopped enforcing their curfew years ago to focus on actual crime.

It's sold as a way to curb juvenile crime despite juveniles committing very few crimes at night even in cities without curfews, supported by the police, and only effects people who don't vote.  If curfews could only be applied to the demographics who actually commit most of the crime at night, there would be no curfews.
 
2014-07-17 01:04:00 PM  
I did that on purpose.  Messin' with the ninja.
 
2014-07-17 01:04:22 PM  

Xanlexian: Jument: qorkfiend: ITT: "Police beatings are ok, because the person getting beaten up probably deserved it".

You people are disgusting.

I don't think anyone in the world really believes that. At least I hope not.

The police do.


I have a cop in my family.  I told him about this story.  His response was "sometimes police can be provoked".

I wish I had a job that let me get provoked into beating the shiat out of someone.
 
2014-07-17 01:04:43 PM  
The cops are making it easy to ambush them.  All you need to do is use bait that's not white or have a dog that's barking and they'll come like flies to shiat.
 
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