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(WBAL Baltimore)   Intoxicated on call, involved in a kneeling during anthem argument at Denny's with a SWAT Car full of guns is no way to go through life son. Difficulty: Baltimore   ( wbal.com) divider line
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5 days ago  
Cops are seldom broken from a call if they're still working it. I find it highly suspect that they were made to leave a call they were on to go to another unless there was a rash of shootings at the same time.

If there was good reportage they would have investigated that aspect.
 
5 days ago  
What is a SWAT, exactly?
 
4 days ago  

feckingmorons: Cops are seldom broken from a call if they're still working it. I find it highly suspect that they were made to leave a call they were on to go to another unless there was a rash of shootings at the same time.

If there was good reportage they would have investigated that aspect.


That was suspicious.

This was worse: "Russell advised there are 'guns in the vehicle,' and that he was on call, and could drive the vehicle anywhere in the state," the report said.

I dare anyone who isn't a cop to say that to any officer when they've been drinking.
 
4 days ago  

davidphogan: feckingmorons: Cops are seldom broken from a call if they're still working it. I find it highly suspect that they were made to leave a call they were on to go to another unless there was a rash of shootings at the same time.

If there was good reportage they would have investigated that aspect.

That was suspicious.

This was worse: "Russell advised there are 'guns in the vehicle,' and that he was on call, and could drive the vehicle anywhere in the state," the report said.

I dare anyone who isn't a cop to say that to any officer when they've been drinking.


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4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

davidphogan: feckingmorons: Cops are seldom broken from a call if they're still working it. I find it highly suspect that they were made to leave a call they were on to go to another unless there was a rash of shootings at the same time.

If there was good reportage they would have investigated that aspect.

That was suspicious.

This was worse: "Russell advised there are 'guns in the vehicle,' and that he was on call, and could drive the vehicle anywhere in the state," the report said.

I dare anyone who isn't a cop to say that to any officer when they've been drinking.


Please nobody do that, you'll end up on liveleak.
 
4 days ago  

ginandbacon: What is a SWAT, exactly?


The 6 guys in each precinct who passed the physical fitness test.
 
4 days ago  

feckingmorons: Cops are seldom broken from a call if they're still working it. I find it highly suspect that they were made to leave a call they were on to go to another unless there was a rash of shootings at the same time.

If there was good reportage they would have investigated that aspect.


Well, for starters, that's simply not true.  I break from calls all the time for calls of a higher priority.  Being able to triage calls for service and leaving ones where no violations of the law were observed to go to one of more importance is kind of the hallmark of being a good police officer.  Secondly, the article doesn't make it clear that they broke from one call to go to the next.  It simply says that they were sent to another call.  That could have been after clearing the first call and then almost immediately going to another one, which would prevent them from sitting and watching the SUV to determine if the idiot cop drove.
 
4 days ago  
At least they didn't get rooty tooty drunk 'n' shooty.
 
4 days ago  
Midnight Dennys after a wedding? Argument about kneeling for the anthem? Yeah, pretty sure alcohol was involved.
 
4 days ago  

ginandbacon: What is a SWAT, exactly?


A magazine. It's an old mag, but it checks out.www.retromags.com
 
4 days ago  

secondpsych: Midnight Dennys after a wedding? Argument about kneeling for the anthem? Yeah, pretty sure alcohol was involved.


I'm pretty sure you're not allowed into a Denny's after midnight unless you're visibly drunk and belligerent.

Wholesome family man: "Yes, I'd like a table for four"
Denny's Hostess: "How much have you had to drink or inject between your toes?"
Wholesome family man: "Why nothing, ma'am"
Denny's Hostess: "We don't serve your kind here"
 
4 days ago  
Westminster police did not arrest Russell. They did not see him drive. The officers were sent to another call. When they returned to Denny's, Russell and the SUV were gone.

Huh.  Funny how that happened.
 
4 days ago  

PanicMan: Westminster police did not arrest Russell. They did not see him drive. The officers were sent to another call. When they returned to Denny's, Russell and the SUV were gone.

Huh.  Funny how that happened.


So much this.
 
4 days ago  

PanicMan: Westminster police did not arrest Russell. They did not see him drive. The officers were sent to another call. When they returned to Denny's, Russell and the SUV were gone.

Huh.  Funny how that happened.


I'm not sure how Westminster Police work, but if a cop from a neighboring town had tried that BS with me; as long as I didn't have a more pressing call to get to, I'd sit right across the street waiting for him to leave in that SUV.  It's been awhile since I towed a police car.  Not as long since I towed a fire SUV.
 
4 days ago  

PanicMan: Westminster police did not arrest Russell. They did not see him drive. The officers were sent to another call. When they returned to Denny's, Russell and the SUV were gone.

Huh.  Funny how that happened.


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4 days ago  

HideAndGoFarkYourself: PanicMan: Westminster police did not arrest Russell. They did not see him drive. The officers were sent to another call. When they returned to Denny's, Russell and the SUV were gone.

Huh.  Funny how that happened.

I'm not sure how Westminster Police work, but if a cop from a neighboring town had tried that BS with me; as long as I didn't have a more pressing call to get to, I'd sit right across the street waiting for him to leave in that SUV.  It's been awhile since I towed a police car.  Not as long since I towed a fire SUV.


When I was a volunteer EMT a local cop (who was the only local cop who I really thought was an ass) pulled over our ambulance for "running a yellow light."  Our assistant chief who was driving made a comment to the officer along the lines of, "I'll make sure to drive more carefully.  And slowly.  Especially if the call is that an you need medical assistance.  Is that what you want?"

We were free to go.

Last I heard that cop lost his job after he drunkenly beat up a college kid outside a bar.

Given the number of local police, sheriffs, and state troopers that I ran into while volunteering there, he was the only one I'd expect to get busted for drinking and driving in uniform/a department vehicle.  There were a few douchebags who I honestly am glad I live over 2000 miles from now, but that guy was the one I bet you'd end up towing.
 
4 days ago  
Is a Baltimore cop crooked?

Is a minute 60 seconds long?

I mean, come on.  They're pretty much all dirty.  The usual 99% rule doesn't apply in Baltimore any more than it applies in Saint Louis.
 
4 days ago  
Enough with this NFL shiat. My ancestor wrote the damn song and even I don't give a fark.
 
4 days ago  

feckingmorons: Cops are seldom broken from a call if they're still working it. I find it highly suspect that they were made to leave a call they were on to go to another unless there was a rash of shootings at the same time.

If there was good reportage they would have investigated that aspect.


Are you kidding, cops in a completely different county would have celebrated this douchebag's arrest and talked about it for years. For all the "Thin Blue Line" rhetoric there is, jurisdictional pissing matches and embarrassing the staties/city cops/yokel deputies is a time-honored pastime in many departments.

They made a call on whether to bring him in on public intox, maybe he calmed down or maybe they gave him too much benefit of the doubt, but getting another call and responding once a situation's de-escalated isn't exactly unusual.
 
4 days ago  
On a scale of Baltimore to Mayberry, Westminster leans way to the Mayberry side. The argument was probably not anti vs pro kneeling but how anti should one be.
 
4 days ago  

davidphogan: HideAndGoFarkYourself: PanicMan: Westminster police did not arrest Russell. They did not see him drive. The officers were sent to another call. When they returned to Denny's, Russell and the SUV were gone.

Huh.  Funny how that happened.

I'm not sure how Westminster Police work, but if a cop from a neighboring town had tried that BS with me; as long as I didn't have a more pressing call to get to, I'd sit right across the street waiting for him to leave in that SUV.  It's been awhile since I towed a police car.  Not as long since I towed a fire SUV.

When I was a volunteer EMT a local cop (who was the only local cop who I really thought was an ass) pulled over our ambulance for "running a yellow light."  Our assistant chief who was driving made a comment to the officer along the lines of, "I'll make sure to drive more carefully.  And slowly.  Especially if the call is that an you need medical assistance.  Is that what you want?"

We were free to go.

Last I heard that cop lost his job after he drunkenly beat up a college kid outside a bar.

Given the number of local police, sheriffs, and state troopers that I ran into while volunteering there, he was the only one I'd expect to get busted for drinking and driving in uniform/a department vehicle.  There were a few douchebags who I honestly am glad I live over 2000 miles from now, but that guy was the one I bet you'd end up towing.


If a cop here threatened me with a ticket for running a yellow light, I'd pretty much beg him for the ticket.  I mean, I'd let him know that there's a state supreme court ruling about it, but I've got clients who would have fun tearing him apart in court over that one.

/That would be as much fun as when I shredded the last guy who gave me a parking ticket.
//Ran into that guy's coworker a few weeks later, he recognized me from court.
///The guy who wrote the ticket was apparently bragging before court that it would be an open and shut case.  He was right about that part, I had a good laugh with his buddy about it.
////The judge was as amused by "oops, my bad" as his testimony as I was, and didn't even feel the need to lecture him about reading the signs after I did.
 
4 days ago  

DarkVader: davidphogan: HideAndGoFarkYourself: PanicMan: Westminster police did not arrest Russell. They did not see him drive. The officers were sent to another call. When they returned to Denny's, Russell and the SUV were gone.

Huh.  Funny how that happened.

I'm not sure how Westminster Police work, but if a cop from a neighboring town had tried that BS with me; as long as I didn't have a more pressing call to get to, I'd sit right across the street waiting for him to leave in that SUV.  It's been awhile since I towed a police car.  Not as long since I towed a fire SUV.

When I was a volunteer EMT a local cop (who was the only local cop who I really thought was an ass) pulled over our ambulance for "running a yellow light."  Our assistant chief who was driving made a comment to the officer along the lines of, "I'll make sure to drive more carefully.  And slowly.  Especially if the call is that an you need medical assistance.  Is that what you want?"

We were free to go.

Last I heard that cop lost his job after he drunkenly beat up a college kid outside a bar.

Given the number of local police, sheriffs, and state troopers that I ran into while volunteering there, he was the only one I'd expect to get busted for drinking and driving in uniform/a department vehicle.  There were a few douchebags who I honestly am glad I live over 2000 miles from now, but that guy was the one I bet you'd end up towing.

If a cop here threatened me with a ticket for running a yellow light, I'd pretty much beg him for the ticket.  I mean, I'd let him know that there's a state supreme court ruling about it, but I've got clients who would have fun tearing him apart in court over that one.

/That would be as much fun as when I shredded the last guy who gave me a parking ticket.
//Ran into that guy's coworker a few weeks later, he recognized me from court.
///The guy who wrote the ticket was apparently bragging before court that it would be an open and shut case.  He was right about that part, I ha ...


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4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

Thong_of_Zardoz: DarkVader: davidphogan: HideAndGoFarkYourself: PanicMan: Westminster police did not arrest Russell. They did not see him drive. The officers were sent to another call. When they returned to Denny's, Russell and the SUV were gone.

Huh.  Funny how that happened.

I'm not sure how Westminster Police work, but if a cop from a neighboring town had tried that BS with me; as long as I didn't have a more pressing call to get to, I'd sit right across the street waiting for him to leave in that SUV.  It's been awhile since I towed a police car.  Not as long since I towed a fire SUV.

When I was a volunteer EMT a local cop (who was the only local cop who I really thought was an ass) pulled over our ambulance for "running a yellow light."  Our assistant chief who was driving made a comment to the officer along the lines of, "I'll make sure to drive more carefully.  And slowly.  Especially if the call is that an you need medical assistance.  Is that what you want?"

We were free to go.

Last I heard that cop lost his job after he drunkenly beat up a college kid outside a bar.

Given the number of local police, sheriffs, and state troopers that I ran into while volunteering there, he was the only one I'd expect to get busted for drinking and driving in uniform/a department vehicle.  There were a few douchebags who I honestly am glad I live over 2000 miles from now, but that guy was the one I bet you'd end up towing.

If a cop here threatened me with a ticket for running a yellow light, I'd pretty much beg him for the ticket.  I mean, I'd let him know that there's a state supreme court ruling about it, but I've got clients who would have fun tearing him apart in court over that one.

/That would be as much fun as when I shredded the last guy who gave me a parking ticket.
//Ran into that guy's coworker a few weeks later, he recognized me from court.
///The guy who wrote the ticket was apparently bragging before court that it would be an open and shut case.  He was right about that ...


Oh come on.

I didn't threaten to fight anybody.  I shared a story about a parking ticket court date that amused me, on an evening that I bothered fighting it because I didn't really have anything better to do.  I think it was a 5pm court time, and I actually told the lawyer I was working for at the time I got the ticket that I didn't need help with that one, I had it by myself.

An alleged moving violation on a yellow light?  Yeah, I'll have one of my friends assist, because he'd have fun with it.  He's always asking if there's anything he can do for me, and he always seems so disappointed when I tell him I still haven't had a ticket in over 20 years.

So yeah, that would be more amusement than tough guy.

/The state supreme court has definitively said that entering an intersection on yellow is legal.
 
4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

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4 days ago  
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4 days ago  

ginandbacon: What is a SWAT, exactly?


A really cool show if you were a kid in the '70s, but that's not important right now.
 
4 days ago  

feckingmorons: I find it highly suspect that they were made to leave a call they were on to go to another unless there was a rash of shootings at the same time.


Headline says "Baltimore".
 
4 days ago  
Meh, at least where I'm from, if the cops don't catch you in the act they're probably not going to do anything.  When it comes to drunk drivers after midnight... pick a car on the road and the driver is probably legally intoxicated.

I used to do it, I stopped after I got a DWI *On St. Patrick's day a long time ago* and I work second shift so I get home at about midnight... I keep my distance from other cars on the road as I see a lot of them swerving.
 
4 days ago  

electricjebus: Meh, at least where I'm from, if the cops don't catch you in the act they're probably not going to do anything.  When it comes to drunk drivers after midnight... pick a car on the road and the driver is probably legally intoxicated.

I used to do it, I stopped after I got a DWI *On St. Patrick's day a long time ago* and I work second shift so I get home at about midnight... I keep my distance from other cars on the road as I see a lot of them swerving.


and that is why I never drive under the influence of anything. Too many others out there that do, and I need to keep an eye out for them.
 
4 days ago  

Kirablue42: electricjebus: Meh, at least where I'm from, if the cops don't catch you in the act they're probably not going to do anything.  When it comes to drunk drivers after midnight... pick a car on the road and the driver is probably legally intoxicated.

I used to do it, I stopped after I got a DWI *On St. Patrick's day a long time ago* and I work second shift so I get home at about midnight... I keep my distance from other cars on the road as I see a lot of them swerving.

and that is why I never drive under the influence of anything. Too many others out there that do, and I need to keep an eye out for them.


I'm not arguing in favor of driving under the influence, but everybody should have a dashcam.  I've seen far too much creative driving to drive without one.  I once almost ran over a guy, dressed entirely in black, who thought it'd be a good idea to sprint across a six lane road in the middle of the night.  I almost hit him.  Anti-lock brakes and all, I missed the guy buy a foot or two.  I'd rather have an impartial witness in the form of a video recording.
 
4 days ago  
What's worse: cops, lawyers, Baltimore?

The cops and lawyers in this thread are really making Baltimore look good.
 
4 days ago  

donh: davidphogan: feckingmorons: Cops are seldom broken from a call if they're still working it. I find it highly suspect that they were made to leave a call they were on to go to another unless there was a rash of shootings at the same time.

If there was good reportage they would have investigated that aspect.

That was suspicious.

This was worse: "Russell advised there are 'guns in the vehicle,' and that he was on call, and could drive the vehicle anywhere in the state," the report said.

I dare anyone who isn't a cop to say that to any officer when they've been drinking.

cops cover for cops


I used to live in Westminster, i know exactly where that Denny's is and not a bit of this surprises me.
 
4 days ago  
Of course he was a cop. Anyone who wasn't couldn't shiat talk a cop without eating pavement.  This guy was drunk and disorderly, with guns, a police vehicle, and shiat talking a cop.  On your way
 
4 days ago  

feckingmorons: Cops are seldom broken from a call if they're still working it. I find it highly suspect that they were made to leave a call they were on to go to another unless there was a rash of shootings at the same time.

If there was good reportage they would have investigated that aspect.


I suspect they "found a reason" to leave before having to arrest a fellow officer for DUI, choosing not to open that can of worms. I'll just bet those SWAT vehicles have GPS which reports their position to headquarters ever 5 minutes. Wonder what the Baltimore PD records of that vehicle's position have to say (if they didn't happen to get "lost").

Of course, if he'd been a civilian, they would have waited until he got behind the wheel and arrested his ass.
 
4 days ago  
So a one drunk cop and a cop doing his job. Place your bets on which one gets suspended.
 
4 days ago  
FTFA:
"Westminster police did not arrest Russell. They did not see him drive. The officers were sent to another call. When they returned to Denny's, Russell and the SUV were gone. "

This is why people don't trust cops anymore.
 
4 days ago  

PanicMan: Westminster police did not arrest Russell. They did not see him drive. The officers were sent to another call. When they returned to Denny's, Russell and the SUV were gone.

Huh.  Funny how that happened.


Methinks it would be a trivial matter to subpoena the security tapes from the Dennys parking lot to see who drove that vehicle out.

/GED in detectivery
 
4 days ago  
I'm not an expert on Maryland law, but I really do wonder why he wasn't arrested for public intoxication.

Actually, I don't wonder.  He should have been metaphorically cockpunched.
 
4 days ago  

donh: cops cover for cops


I think it depends a lot on where you are.  Here, if you're a cop suspected of DUI and either you blow a 0.08 per 210 liters of breath or you refuse the test, you're going to quickly become an ex-cop.  I've seen it happen.  Quickly.  As in "before blowing a 0.00 BAC".  If you're a cop who is credibly the abuser  in a Domestic Violence situation?  You're so gone.  Get convicted of a felony?  You're sentence will be harsher than if you weren't a cop.

  I would hate to live anyplace else.
 
4 days ago  
Clearly he makes a lot of bad decisions in life.  Like going to Denny's.
 
4 days ago  
Westminster police did not arrest Russell. They did not see him drive. The officers were sent to another call. When they returned to Denny's, Russell and the SUV were gone.

Russell is not on any type of suspension.


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4 days ago  
Clearly the police are the only ones who should be allowed to possess semi-auto firearms, bumpfire stocks, magazine over 7 rounds, etc.
 
4 days ago  

Prince George: Clearly he makes a lot of bad decisions in life.  Like going to Denny's.


What's up with their new menu?  Avacado laden sandwiches on 5 grain bread, and other bizarre California-type food?  I hadn't been to a Denny's in decades, and on a trip, it was the only open place to eat.  All I wanted was a Hamdinger Slam, but they no longer had anything like it.

Oh well.  At least the fries were hot.
 
4 days ago  

ginandbacon: What is a SWAT, exactly?


A police officer who doesn't get to violate enough rights or kill enough animals in his normal line of duty.
 
4 days ago  

Secret Master of All Flatulence: Prince George: Clearly he makes a lot of bad decisions in life.  Like going to Denny's.

What's up with their new menu?  Avacado laden sandwiches on 5 grain bread, and other bizarre California-type food?  I hadn't been to a Denny's in decades, and on a trip, it was the only open place to eat.  All I wanted was a Hamdinger Slam, but they no longer had anything like it.

Oh well.  At least the fries were hot.


Please tell me they still have Superbirds!
 
4 days ago  

Secret Master of All Flatulence: Prince George: Clearly he makes a lot of bad decisions in life.  Like going to Denny's.

What's up with their new menu?  Avacado laden sandwiches on 5 grain bread, and other bizarre California-type food?  I hadn't been to a Denny's in decades, and on a trip, it was the only open place to eat.  All I wanted was a Hamdinger Slam, but they no longer had anything like it.

Oh well.  At least the fries were hot.


Wouldn't have a clue.  I haven't been to one in nearly 20 years.  Not since some sausage links lead to having to spend 3 days withing 15 feet of a toilet.  Most of it sitting on Ferguson moaning. Was lactose intolerant for about 6 months.  Anything with a lot of cheese or cream lead to another evening with Ferguson.
 
4 days ago  

Prince George: Wouldn't have a clue.  I haven't been to one in nearly 20 years.  Not since some sausage links lead to having to spend 3 days withing 15 feet of a toilet.  Most of it sitting on Ferguson moaning. Was lactose intolerant for about 6 months.  Anything with a lot of cheese or cream lead to another evening with Ferguson.


A Ferguson?  That's a MAN'S flush.
 
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