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2017-07-17 07:47:14 AM  
25 votes:
All he wanted was one Pepsi.
2017-07-17 07:29:21 AM  
9 votes:

cman: lucksi: i always enjoy reading how such things are handled in second/third world countries. Makes me appreciate our police force more

Deutschland uber alles

Are you an expat living there, or are you native?


it's funny how you people know such things, yet elect a leader running on that platform
2017-07-17 07:08:46 AM  
7 votes:
i always enjoy reading how such things are handled in second/third world countries. Makes me appreciate our police force more
2017-07-17 11:59:57 AM  
5 votes:

his name is my name too: lucksi: cman: lucksi: i always enjoy reading how such things are handled in second/third world countries. Makes me appreciate our police force more

Deutschland uber alles

Are you an expat living there, or are you native?

it's funny how you people know such things, yet elect a leader running on that platform

uh no... we people didn't, we people elected Hillary by 3 million more votes than the derp brigade.  The EC abdicated their duty and elected the demagogue which is outside of the people's control.


I got it! We call the cops for a wellness check on 45!
2017-07-17 10:14:31 AM  
5 votes:
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2017-07-17 09:38:17 AM  
5 votes:

Guairdean: If you give them toys, they'll want to play with them.

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Thanks Adama!
2017-07-17 08:51:05 AM  
5 votes:

casual disregard: What is the primary purpose of police? Beyond paperwork and investigations, it's not protecting the public. No, the primary purpose of the police is to neutralize threats. Insofar as the police are concerned, and the people who voted in a police force with that modus operandi, it can only be seen as mission accomplished.

If you own guns the police will kill you if they perceive you as a threat. If you are having a mental breakdown the police will kill you if they perceive you as a threat. If you are nonwhite the police will kill you if they perceive you as a threat (if you won't listen to me, at least give Chris Rock a chance, might just save your life). Heck sometimes they even shoot white people, but they try to keep it out of the news (offer may not be valid in Zimbabwe).

How "duh" can we get on this? How many more times do we have to see a police killing before we simply accept it not only as reality but as the political will of the democratic republican populace? I'd bet a dollar at the casino that this victim's parents voted for the very politicians that enabled this sort of environment to emerge. But not more than a dollar. I dislike games of chance even when rigged in my favor.

It's all about perception.


You're right.  It IS all about perception.  Like yours is apparently warped by your personal hatred of law enforcement.   Not everyone feels that way.  In fact, many people see the ever growing violence and crime and are afraid.  They also know that the police have a more violent and rebellious society to deal with.  And that they aren't paid to die over someone's inability to follow commands or lack of control.
2017-07-17 10:51:30 AM  
4 votes:

LowbrowDeluxe: ToastmasterGeneral: Shadow Blasko: Nevercall the cops if worried about someone's mental health.

Just don't.

So who do you call?  Social services?  Guess what, potentially suicidal person with a firearm?  Social services is going to call the police.  As they should.  What if this guy had decided to kill his parents before killing himself?  Or his ex-girlfriend?

Now, none of this is to say that the police response in this case was proper.  It was horribly handled.

But at the same time, assuming that people with mental challenges and firearms will always be safe on their own is horribly misguided, too.

My, god, what if he developed psychic powers and went all Carrie and killed everyone in the neighborhood?!?


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2017-07-17 09:23:47 AM  
4 votes:
"Don't ever invite a vampire police officer into your house, you silly boy.  It renders you powerless."
2017-07-17 08:21:26 AM  
4 votes:

mgshamster: It says his ex-girlfriend called the cops for a welfare check, not his parents.


Wow, she must have really hated him.
2017-07-17 08:16:45 AM  
4 votes:

lucksi: his name is my name too: lucksi: cman: lucksi: i always enjoy reading how such things are handled in second/third world countries. Makes me appreciate our police force more

Deutschland uber alles

Are you an expat living there, or are you native?

it's funny how you people know such things, yet elect a leader running on that platform

uh no... we people didn't, we people elected Hillary by 3 million more votes than the derp brigade.  The EC abdicated their duty and elected the demagogue which is outside of the people's control.

yeah, it's not like you have historical precedent that some peoples vote only count for 3 fifth...


 And it's not like your country has a precedent for counting the voting populous as negative 6 million.
2017-07-17 07:26:16 AM  
4 votes:

Shadow Blasko: Nevercall the cops if worried about someone's mental health.

Just don't.


Only call the cops if you need someone killed and you can't do it yourself.
2017-07-17 04:49:22 PM  
3 votes:

FNG: There is also the possibility of a language barrier with the white lady.  She was Australian.

/all these stories and this thread make me both sad and sick


Maybe she came out with a steak knife and the cops were like "drop the knife!" and she goes "this ain't a knife," pulls out a big bowie knife "this is a knife!" and got shot?
2017-07-17 10:51:26 AM  
3 votes:

docpeteyJ: Would I have preferred that no one die?  Of course.  But if it comes down to choosing between the person with the gun, and one of my medics, I'm going to choose the latter


Wow, you must really hate your medics.

(Phrasing)
2017-07-17 10:28:14 AM  
3 votes:

docpeteyJ: although he later needed medical care to remove a chunk of the kid's skull from his face.


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I have to go be horrified over....there...now.  Bye.
2017-07-17 10:16:54 AM  
3 votes:
Hello, 911? My son has locked himself in his room, and I just want to make sure he's alright. ...Yes, very depressed. Girl troubles, you know.... Yes, he did make some vague threats...  Well, he has his 9mm pistol... No, just a pit bull... Sounds to me like he just needs to sleep it off, I just wanted to let you all know!
2017-07-17 08:44:31 AM  
3 votes:

cman: Keyser_Soze_Death: cman: Lesson learned: Don't call the cops for a suicidal person

Fixed.

If someone was trying to break into my place, I'm gonna call the cops.


Then you should get your affairs in order. We look forward to reading about your tragic demise on fark.
2017-07-17 08:17:49 AM  
3 votes:

Nidiot: his name is my name too: Nidiot: his name is my name too: Nidiot: I read that whole piece trying to find the bit that justified why the police were even there in the first place.

There wasn't one.

one of them called for a wellness check.

A wellness check is suitable for someone who hasn't been seen alive for a while, not for someone who went to their room asking to be left alone.

never argued that point.  it's what was in the article.

Fair point. It was still a mistake to call for that, I hope they know not to do it again.


I don't think they have any more children that need killin' so I doubt it.
2017-07-17 03:34:34 PM  
2 votes:
Can't believe *I* am the one to say this but...

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2017-07-17 10:46:35 AM  
2 votes:
This could have all been easily avoided if his parents had only taught him how to exercise his white and/or class privilege.
2017-07-17 08:58:30 AM  
2 votes:

tukatz: doglover: cman: Lesson learned: Don't call the cops for a suicidal person

Or ever, really.

The only reason you should call the police is to kill negros. That's not what police are supposed to be, just what they've become. If you need negros murdered, call the police. If you need ANYTHING else, call someone else.

Also if you are black , or even have a heavy tan, and the police show up... GET THE HELL OUTTA THERE!

Wow, your neighbors must love you.


Do your parents know you're using their computer?
2017-07-17 08:30:17 AM  
2 votes:
What people say: "I'm so worried about someone."

What police hear: "Tactical range is open!"
2017-07-17 08:12:53 AM  
2 votes:

lucksi: i always enjoy reading how such things are handled in second/third world countries. Makes me appreciate our police force more


 By our police force are you referring to the Gestapo or the Stasi?
2017-07-17 08:09:26 AM  
2 votes:

Nidiot: Even if they have decided all citizens simply exist as target practice, they need to consider where they are when the go all shooty shooty bang bang. This cop probably made himself and his partner deaf,

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2017-07-17 08:01:31 AM  
2 votes:
My first thought would be to call a suicide prevention hotline, unless of course I suspected that my child with the gun was likely to take out a few other people including myself, neighbors, ex girlfriends, etc.; at which point the responsible thing would be to call the police.

  So, the parents are fearful for their own lives, and the police aren't allowed to be fearful for their own lives and take precautions like wearing body armor?  The parents just expected a Hollywood ending where a kindly old police officer takes off the vest, risks his/her own life and smoothly says the perfect words, that perfectly penetrate the angst of the would be suicide.

The guy shot himself, there's very little the police could have done to prevent that.  No one else got shot, that's a positive outcome.
2017-07-17 07:50:01 AM  
2 votes:

Nidiot: Skin tone is now irrelevant.


Well fark.

They can't even not shoot blonde chicks!?!?!

I take it back. ONLY CALL THE POLICE IN AMERICA IF YOU WANT TO DIE. THEY WILL F*CK AND OR KILL YOU.

911? More like 187.
2017-07-17 07:42:37 AM  
2 votes:

cman: Lesson learned: Don't call the cops for a suicidal person


Or ever, really.

The only reason you should call the police is to kill negros. That's not what police are supposed to be, just what they've become. If you need negros murdered, call the police. If you need ANYTHING else, call someone else.

Also if you are black , or even have a heavy tan, and the police show up... GET THE HELL OUTTA THERE!
2017-07-17 02:55:24 AM  
2 votes:

Shadow Blasko: Nevercall the cops if worried about someone's mental health.

Just don't.


As someone said in a thread about a similar story: if you have a problem and you call the cops now you have two problems.
2017-07-17 06:02:46 PM  
1 vote:

Cthulhu Theory: AckAckAck: How do we not have a "cop" tag by now.

/That shiat is farking disgusting

Because the cops didn't kill the kid?


Right, lets ignore the part of tfa where the parents BEGGED the cops to back off (deescalate) and in classic cop MO they escalated the situation.
Whatever happened to crisis negotiators? No budget? We'd rather have tanks? Gotit.
2017-07-17 04:26:24 PM  
1 vote:
How do we not have a "cop" tag by now.

/That shiat is farking disgusting
2017-07-17 03:49:40 PM  
1 vote:
"The reason police shoot someone is that they fear getting shot," are sexually insecure, raisin-testicled cowards who need to murder helpless people to get their tiny, pathetic little peckers up.
2017-07-17 03:18:48 PM  
1 vote:
What I can't understand are the people on social media who are blaming the ex-gf.
2017-07-17 01:19:51 PM  
1 vote:

Thingster: Cthulhu Theory: Thingster: Cubicle Jockey: So they think have identified the Minnesota cop who killed the Australian.
http://kstp.com/news/mohamed-noor-officer-involved-shooting-justine-di​amond-fatal-minneapolis-shooting/4544324/#.WWzXWMZhnM0.twitter

So it's like a bizzarro world version of the usual police shooting.

They always ID the scary brown guy. Always.

But here's the issue now: the guy doesn't get fired and charged and all everyone will be up in arms because dead blonde.

If he gets charged and convicted, then it's going to be racism since the brown guy was charged for killing the blonde woman when white cops are rarely charged for shooting brown men.

This is the case needed to really bring accountability to police shootings, but I can't wait for the cognitive dissonance over the potential for accountability for police shooting of brown men might come from the shooting of a white woman by a brown man.

This is the stupidest race baiting bullshiat I've seen in a while. The cop(s) will probably claim they thought she was reaching for a weapon and get away with a slap on the wrist. Race is an irrelevant factor here unless you're a racist POS.

It isn't race baiting. I'm not saying it's right, or the way it should be.  I'm saying that's how it's going to play out since race has everything to do with who gets in trouble for what in cases like this.

I'm speaking to reality, not idealism.


I'll take you and everyone else up on this bet that he's gonna get in trouble because he's not white. He won't. Because he's a cop. Race only factors into it when assholes like you try to shove the narrative down people's throats. I will add a qualifying aspect to this though, if it turns out the guy shot her because he hates white women or she was slinging racial slurs at him, then I'll shut up about the race card being played. But until we get more information, I'm going to argue that it needs to be kept off the GD table because it has 0 place for it right now.
2017-07-17 12:20:01 PM  
1 vote:

mrinfoguy: lucksi: i always enjoy reading how such things are handled in second/third world countries. Makes me appreciate our police force more

Super smart guy! You should know how countries are designated as first,.second, and third world! Because your fathers thought it was a good idea to eradicate an entire race of people! Has enough time gone by that your collective guilt and bare sense of national pride allows you to sit on your shiatter, inspect your feces ad nauseum, and thumb your nose at the prospect that the United States is better at being jack booted thugs than the brownshirts ever were?


They really do have weird toilets in Germany. It's like a little shelf for your poop to sit on.
2017-07-17 11:54:43 AM  
1 vote:

Lusiphur: docpeteyJ: Yeah, sometimes it's the family that do really stupid things that leave you wondering just WTF they were thinking.  I'm torn on whether or not the family in TFA played a role in what I see as a completely avoidable and pointless tragedy.

Last year, my Rescue Unit was dispatched on a teenager who, the parents reported, was alone in the house and having a severe anxiety attack*.No need for PD backup.  My partner and  I responded to find a distraught 16-year old sitting on the couch with a blanket on his lap. Absolutely we were in the mindset that this was a medical call, and nothing more. We see it all the time.

Did the parents mention that he had a history of suicide attempts?  That he wasn't actually having an anxiety attack, but had called them to say he wanted to kill himself?  THAT THERE WAS A LOADED, UNSECURED FIREARM IN THE HOUSE?  Which he told his parents he was in possession of?  No, they did not**.  And considering Utah has a reputation for NOT shooting first and asking questions later, I don't think their omission of these very important facts had anything to do with fear for their child's safety from over-enthusiastic cops.  Might just have had something to do with the fact that there was a meth lab in their shed.

What the parents DID do was that they reported it was an anxiety attack, stated it was an ongoing problem with him, and which (at least here) is treated as a medical problem, not a police one.  So off we went expecting to administer the appropriate medication and transport him for observation in the ER.  No need for PD backup.

Within five minutes of our arrival, where we found an obviously distraught teenaged male sitting on the couch with a blanket in his lap, he pulled out a loaded 9mm, put it to his head, and pulled the trigger.  My partner, who is damned lucky to be alive, was less than five feet away from him at the time, although he later needed medical care to remove a chunk of the kid's skull from his face.  When I heard t ...


You really just typed that out and put it on the internet for people to see.

Look there is a whole host of ways to say that you are unhappy with the way first responders like police deal with problems, but categorically the statement:

No offense, and I'm sure you and your team are wonderful people, but I would rather see a hundred first responders shot than one innocent victim just having a tough time.

Tumblr is leaking and that septic, naive, self-medicating/diagnosing bullshiat is societally toxic.  You are a callous bigot if you think its ok to treat first-responders like meat on a 100-1 harm scenario.
Police need to follow better force-escalation guidelines but there is no need to be so cavalier with other First Responders.

Your mentality is what reinforces the believe that civilians are the enemy, because your assertion is disgusting and turned my stomach.  Please take a moment and re-evaluate that line and realize how inhumane it is.
2017-07-17 11:19:46 AM  
1 vote:

Nidiot: doglover: Nidiot: Skin tone is now irrelevant.

Well fark.

They can't even not shoot blonde chicks!?!?!

I take it back. ONLY CALL THE POLICE IN AMERICA IF YOU WANT TO DIE. THEY WILL F*CK AND OR KILL YOU.

911? More like 187.

Even if they have decided all citizens simply exist as target practice, they need to consider where they are when the go all shooty shooty bang bang. This cop probably made himself and his partner deaf, at least temporarily: "Damond, in her pajamas, went to the driver's side door and was talking to the driver. The officer in the passenger seat pulled his gun and shot Damond through the driver's side door, sources said."


Earballs, damnit!
2017-07-17 11:16:35 AM  
1 vote:
I'm not crying... YOU'RE crying...
2017-07-17 10:47:06 AM  
1 vote:
"Please," the frightened father says he asked them, "why can't you just let him go to sleep?"

Because they are trained to escalate the situation until the person they are dealing with complies or dies.

There is no middle ground.

Also if you knew your son might kill themselves if backed into a corner, why did you engineer them being backed into a corner instead of just letting them sleep?

Why didn't you just let him go to sleep instead of calling the police?

Now you will have that guilt for the rest of your life.
2017-07-17 10:45:35 AM  
1 vote:

cpubus: "Don't back me into a corner," his father remembers Austin saying. "Because I'll make it go away in four seconds."
To Russell Reeves, the meaning was clear - Austin would hurt himself if he wasn't left in peace. Stunned and afraid, Reeves dialed the Hingham police just after 10 p.m. to ask for help.

So the meaning was clear... yet he calls the police.

In the hall upstairs, Austin's mother spoke to him through his locked bedroom door. "Whatever's happening," Kate Harrison says she called to her son, "I love you, and we can work it out."

Then immediately start pestering him.
I get the feeling they never actually leave him the fark alone


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2017-07-17 10:29:31 AM  
1 vote:

TOSViolation: cpubus: "Don't back me into a corner," his father remembers Austin saying. "Because I'll make it go away in four seconds."
To Russell Reeves, the meaning was clear - Austin would hurt himself if he wasn't left in peace. Stunned and afraid, Reeves dialed the Hingham police just after 10 p.m. to ask for help.

So the meaning was clear... yet he calls the police.

In the hall upstairs, Austin's mother spoke to him through his locked bedroom door. "Whatever's happening," Kate Harrison says she called to her son, "I love you, and we can work it out."

Then immediately start pestering him.
I get the feeling they never actually leave him the fark alone

The parents basically murdered him.  He told them to just leave him the fark alone, so the farkwads call the police.  His parents DESERVE to live the rest of their lives with guilt and pain over his death that they caused.


This is such a massively f*cked up thing to say.
2017-07-17 10:28:42 AM  
1 vote:

docpeteyJ: I suppose my point is that when you DO call 911, please be honest about the situation. If there really is an armed, suicidal person on scene, for the love of god, tell the dispatcher.


DO NOT DO THAT.  You WILL get someone killed if you do that.

I'm not being an insensitive dick when I say that I'd rather see the cops go overboard and take down an armed person than risk one of my medics' lives.

Yes, you are being an insensitive dick.  Look, that's a sucky situation.  But the cops are NOT going to handle it any better than you are, they're going to be MUCH worse at it in virtually all of the US.  Maybe where you are, they aren't that bad.  But until this gets fixed, if you are calling for help for a suicidal person:

DO NOT TELL 911 THAT THERE IS A GUN INVOLVED.

IF THEY ASK, TELL THEM NO IF YOU WANT SOMEONE YOU CARE ABOUT TO LIVE.
2017-07-17 10:03:32 AM  
1 vote:

ToastmasterGeneral: Shadow Blasko: Nevercall the cops if worried about someone's mental health.

Just don't.

So who do you call?  Social services?  Guess what, potentially suicidal person with a firearm?  Social services is going to call the police.  As they should.  What if this guy had decided to kill his parents before killing himself?  Or his ex-girlfriend?

Now, none of this is to say that the police response in this case was proper.  It was horribly handled.

But at the same time, assuming that people with mental challenges and firearms will always be safe on their own is horribly misguided, too.


My, god, what if he developed psychic powers and went all Carrie and killed everyone in the neighborhood?!?
2017-07-17 09:47:05 AM  
1 vote:
So this cop who shot the pretty blonde Australian woman...how many years is he getting? Can we get an odds estimate going? I want to try and make some money off of this.
2017-07-17 09:36:11 AM  
1 vote:

Claude Ballse: I dunno. I had a former boss who was going through a tough time with a dying father,a stolen bike, and a nasty break-up who ended up having one of these wellness checks initiated on him. The police came out, spoke with him, and did seize his guns for his own "protection".

Now he was rather embarrassed about the whole situation. Both with how his neighbors now perceived the guy who had all those cop cars show up at his house, let alone how he might be perceived at work.

But you know what? The whole thing went down without incident. He wasnt raised as a spoiled brat who always got his way through threats of self-harm.


I'm betting he was also as white as a sheet, amirite?
2017-07-17 09:30:56 AM  
1 vote:
Candy-gram for Mongeau?
2017-07-17 08:56:26 AM  
1 vote:

TOSViolation: cpubus: "Don't back me into a corner," his father remembers Austin saying. "Because I'll make it go away in four seconds."
To Russell Reeves, the meaning was clear - Austin would hurt himself if he wasn't left in peace. Stunned and afraid, Reeves dialed the Hingham police just after 10 p.m. to ask for help.

So the meaning was clear... yet he calls the police.

In the hall upstairs, Austin's mother spoke to him through his locked bedroom door. "Whatever's happening," Kate Harrison says she called to her son, "I love you, and we can work it out."

Then immediately start pestering him.
I get the feeling they never actually leave him the fark alone

The parents basically murdered him.  He told them to just leave him the fark alone, so the farkwads call the police.  His parents DESERVE to live the rest of their lives with guilt and pain over his death that they caused.


you, sir, are an idiot. A heartless idiot. It was the girlfriend who called the suicide hotline. They called the police. The mom went up to tell the boy she loved him. Does any of that sound like the parents MURDERED the son and DESERVE to blah blah blah.?
Idiot.
2017-07-17 08:45:02 AM  
1 vote:

LordJiro: America's police system is broken. Many (if not most) cops have absolutely no idea how to deescalate a situation, and those that do often get reprimanded for talking people down instead of gunning down the "threat". And our legal system has repeatedly told police that if they even feel a twinge of 'fear', they're completely justified in killing someone, no matter how little of a threat was posed, or how cooperative the victim was.

The entire system needs to be rebuilt from the ground up.


No, America is broken.  People need to grow up and take responsibility for themselves.
2017-07-17 08:35:53 AM  
1 vote:

cpubus: "Don't back me into a corner," his father remembers Austin saying. "Because I'll make it go away in four seconds."
To Russell Reeves, the meaning was clear - Austin would hurt himself if he wasn't left in peace. Stunned and afraid, Reeves dialed the Hingham police just after 10 p.m. to ask for help.

So the meaning was clear... yet he calls the police.

In the hall upstairs, Austin's mother spoke to him through his locked bedroom door. "Whatever's happening," Kate Harrison says she called to her son, "I love you, and we can work it out."

Then immediately start pestering him.
I get the feeling they never actually leave him the fark alone


The parents basically murdered him.  He told them to just leave him the fark alone, so the farkwads call the police.  His parents DESERVE to live the rest of their lives with guilt and pain over his death that they caused.
2017-07-17 08:34:09 AM  
1 vote:

Schmerd1948: Ker_Thwap: My first thought would be to call a suicide prevention hotline, unless of course I suspected that my child with the gun was likely to take out a few other people including myself, neighbors, ex girlfriends, etc.; at which point the responsible thing would be to call the police.

  So, the parents are fearful for their own lives, and the police aren't allowed to be fearful for their own lives and take precautions like wearing body armor?  The parents just expected a Hollywood ending where a kindly old police officer takes off the vest, risks his/her own life and smoothly says the perfect words, that perfectly penetrate the angst of the would be suicide.

The guy shot himself, there's very little the police could have done to prevent that.  No one else got shot, that's a positive outcome.

They armored vehicle was a nice touch. And the multiple town-forces.
You really don't think they over-reacted?


My then wife passed out and thumped to the floor one night.  I called 911.  Within 10 minutes there were 30 local volunteer firemen cluttering up my house, clogging the parking spaces, so that by the time the ambulance arrived, it had no where to park.  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯   Responders get bored.  At worst, it was a giant waste of funding.

So, yes.  You're right, it does seem to be an over-reaction.  Better than an under-reaction, where innocents got killed as well.  Did the over-reaction directly lead to the suicide? Dubious.  There was a massive life long chain of events that led to the suicide.  It's a complex issue, and it's a bit insensitive to pretend it's a single issue concern that can be solved with a snap of the fingers and a few magic words in every case.
2017-07-17 08:01:57 AM  
1 vote:

idrow: Parents had to learn the hard way that cops are not there to help and should only be called as a last result. to farkin' kill bishes.


FTFY.
2017-07-17 08:01:49 AM  
1 vote:
What is the primary purpose of police? Beyond paperwork and investigations, it's not protecting the public. No, the primary purpose of the police is to neutralize threats. Insofar as the police are concerned, and the people who voted in a police force with that modus operandi, it can only be seen as mission accomplished.

If you own guns the police will kill you if they perceive you as a threat. If you are having a mental breakdown the police will kill you if they perceive you as a threat. If you are nonwhite the police will kill you if they perceive you as a threat (if you won't listen to me, at least give Chris Rock a chance, might just save your life). Heck sometimes they even shoot white people, but they try to keep it out of the news (offer may not be valid in Zimbabwe).

How "duh" can we get on this? How many more times do we have to see a police killing before we simply accept it not only as reality but as the political will of the democratic republican populace? I'd bet a dollar at the casino that this victim's parents voted for the very politicians that enabled this sort of environment to emerge. But not more than a dollar. I dislike games of chance even when rigged in my favor.

It's all about perception.
2017-07-17 07:58:00 AM  
1 vote:
The regional SWAT team boasts trained negotiators and military-style equipment including a bulletproof BearCat armored truck.

Oh, I wish those parents didn't call the police.  Suburban cops with access to unnecessary over-the-top military equipment is practically a guaranteed death sentence.  Parents had to learn the hard way that cops are not there to help and should only be called as a last result.

Anyone read Twilight Eyes by Dean Koontz?  This scene reminds me of how the goblins in human skin would all show up and gather in numbers to witness when death was about to happen.  All those cops showing up to see the show remind me of that.

/That was a very sad read
//I'm sure the cops are patting themselves on the back for 'resolving' the situation
///can't believe they didn't murder the dog, too
2017-07-17 07:52:00 AM  
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I can't imagine the bill for that
2017-07-17 07:46:12 AM  
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Another victory for the NRA
2017-07-17 07:33:59 AM  
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lucksi: cman: lucksi: i always enjoy reading how such things are handled in second/third world countries. Makes me appreciate our police force more

Deutschland uber alles

Are you an expat living there, or are you native?

it's funny how you people know such things, yet elect a leader running on that platform


uh no... we people didn't, we people elected Hillary by 3 million more votes than the derp brigade.  The EC abdicated their duty and elected the demagogue which is outside of the people's control.
2017-07-17 07:20:51 AM  
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Keyser_Soze_Death: cman: Lesson learned: Don't call the cops for a suicidal person

Fixed.


If someone was trying to break into my place, I'm gonna call the cops. They do have their uses even tho many of them can be assholes.
2017-07-17 07:17:32 AM  
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Shadow Blasko: Nevercall the cops if worried about someone's mental health.

Just don't.


Yeah, wait until they go all murder-suicide.
2017-07-17 07:07:20 AM  
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Inb4 habitual coplickers enter to proclaim that these cops were in the right cause the dude could have, i don't know, had drugs or bombs or a nuke in his room sonewhere. Or could have been a liberal or something.
2017-07-17 06:45:20 AM  
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Want someone dead? Call the cops to check on them.
Pig be all like " let's kill this mofo cause we can"
 
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