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(News Break)   All members of SWAT Team in Florida City resign, including Police Union President, because the police chief dared to kneel with protesters   (newsbreak.com) divider line
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2020-06-13 2:02:35 PM  
So, fewer black people gunned down in bed by moron racist cops responding to the wrong address? How will we cope?
 
2020-06-13 2:07:46 PM  
Good. SWAT is overrated and overused. Make sure they get fired, too, if they only resigned from SWAT.
 
2020-06-13 2:11:16 PM  
Buh-bye.  Don't let the door hit you on the way out.
 
2020-06-13 2:11:42 PM  
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2020-06-13 2:12:21 PM  
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2020-06-13 2:13:36 PM  
Boy, that will show us!
 
2020-06-13 2:32:28 PM  
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Xai [TotalFark]
2020-06-13 2:37:09 PM  
So can someone explain why a 'city' of 12,000 people has a frikkin SWAT team? - Here in the UK I wouldn't expect more than 20 staff in total.
 
2020-06-13 2:42:08 PM  

SoupGuru: Boy, that will show us!


Take that, libs!  Now I can't legally shoot yo...SHIAT!
 
2020-06-13 2:45:53 PM  
Don't you dare hire them back. Make them uproot and move. Let them know that is their only option unless they want to work security at Walmart or Home Depot. But they're going to have to move.

Good luck competing with your former colleagues trying to get a U-Haul.
 
2020-06-13 2:48:37 PM  
GTFO, dumbshiats.  Who the fark cares whether you work there.  Now, maybe we can get some cops with morality.  Is that possible?   I don't think cops know that any asshat with a gun can be a cop.  As proven by Trump supporters.   Bye!!!!
 
2020-06-13 2:49:00 PM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: Don't you dare hire them back. Make them uproot and move. Let them know that is their only option unless they want to work security at Walmart or Home Depot. But they're going to have to move.

Good luck competing with your former colleagues trying to get a U-Haul.


They were public servants who abandoned the public in the midst of national unrest and a global pandemic with no foreseeable cure.  They shouldn't allowed to open a Gmail account.
 
2020-06-13 2:52:16 PM  
ACAB

Yes, even your retired Peepaw, Yes even your father, your mother, your sister or your brother.

Yes even your aunt, your uncle, your bff from school.

ACAB. 

All the good cops left, or had accidents.

 
2020-06-13 2:59:32 PM  
It should be pointed out, they're still on the force, they just 'resigned' from the SWAT squad.
 
2020-06-13 3:00:16 PM  
I've lived in Florida half of my life and WTF is a Hallandale Beach ?
 
2020-06-13 3:06:29 PM  

propasaurus: It should be pointed out, they're still on the force, they just 'resigned' from the SWAT squad.


I wonder if it could be because they're clinging on to a word that rhymes with 'apprehension.'  A sort of financial design for the future.  A safety net of sorts.
 
2020-06-13 3:09:05 PM  

Doctor Funkenstein: propasaurus: It should be pointed out, they're still on the force, they just 'resigned' from the SWAT squad.

I wonder if it could be because they're clinging on to a word that rhymes with 'apprehension.'  A sort of financial design for the future.  A safety net of sorts.


That. And they're drama queens.
 
2020-06-13 3:11:59 PM  

propasaurus: Doctor Funkenstein: propasaurus: It should be pointed out, they're still on the force, they just 'resigned' from the SWAT squad.

I wonder if it could be because they're clinging on to a word that rhymes with 'apprehension.'  A sort of financial design for the future.  A safety net of sorts.

That. And they're drama queens.


No doubt.  It just burns my ass that they biatch out as soon as things get difficult and will still get a payday that a lot of more deserving people will never see.
 
2020-06-13 3:16:10 PM  

PaulRB: GTFO, dumbshiats.  Who the fark cares whether you work there.  Now, maybe we can get some cops with morality.  Is that possible?   I don't think cops know that any asshat with a gun can be a cop.  As proven by Trump supporters.   Bye!!!!


Police not using their brains say: I don't think you get it.  Only people who don't care about their fellow man can be on the SWAT team.  Strutting  around like a wacked out Clint Eastwood are the types we hire.  Being on a hair trigger and wanting to shoot is exactly what we want.

Goddamn idiots.  Being tough is part of job but serving your community is also part of the job.  The problem with being on a SWAT team is I'm guessing they leave out the community part.  After all, your on some sort of combat ready assault team.  This might be good when you're at war in a foreign country.  But it don't look good when you're supposedly part of a community of your fellow citizens.  You just look like storm troopers working for Hitler or Putin or name another dictator.  Is this what you want?  You like looking like a creepy nightmare?  You think the citizens have somehow made a mistake noticing your overreach? Your brutality?

You want this fixed, you have to give up on the authoritarian path you are on and have been on for the last however many decades.  Members of every police department across America who aren't already trying to change have to start trying, which includes getting rid of militaristic equipment that seems designed to have the police at war with its citizens.

It doesn't help that our authoritarian leaders and judges think that the second amendment should allow our citizens to have any ole high powered weapon and call it acceptable.  Armed-to-the-teeth lunatic citizens don't help the situation.  The wild west was supposed to be a 150 years ago, but it's never really gone, has it?
 
2020-06-13 3:21:42 PM  
how about linking to the actual article not a link to a link
 
2020-06-13 3:26:06 PM  
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2020-06-13 3:30:16 PM  
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2020-06-13 3:39:40 PM  

koder: Good. SWAT is overrated and overused. Make sure they get fired, too, if they only resigned from SWAT.


This.  They are probably all still collecting a pay cheque.  Fire their asses.
 
2020-06-13 3:44:08 PM  
Based on TFA's description of the 2014 incident (where the same SWAT team killed a guy, and the city settled with the dead guy's family for $425k) I think they just inadvertently did pretty much exactly the sort of thing the protest movement is asking for here.  Sounds like a win-win.
 
2020-06-13 3:52:18 PM  
Good riddance.
 
2020-06-13 3:52:26 PM  
Chief: You know....A guy's mother would have to be pretty low for a cop to be racist!

Swat Team: We're not racists and STOP TALKING ABOUT OUR MOTHERS!
 
2020-06-13 3:53:06 PM  
the big mean blue warriors are really getting their feefee's hurt over all this attention to their illegal gang activity
 
2020-06-13 3:53:11 PM  
All cops are bad. Wanna know who the worst of the worst were in that department? We just found out.
 
2020-06-13 3:53:29 PM  

Xai: So can someone explain why a 'city' of 12,000 people has a frikkin SWAT team? - Here in the UK I wouldn't expect more than 20 staff in total.


That is weird. I live in a rural town of 8,500 and we have like 6 patrol cops total. Even so we often debate if that is too many.
 
2020-06-13 3:53:29 PM  

Mugato: I've lived in Florida half of my life and WTF is a Hallandale Beach ?


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2020-06-13 3:54:25 PM  
It's not clear why a city of 37,000 people needs a SWAT team.
 
2020-06-13 3:54:35 PM  
A city of 12,000 has a SWAT team? What? No SAM batteries? No amphibious landing gear? No tactical nukes?

How can they handle the threat of 8 year olds who won't sit in their assigned seats?
 
2020-06-13 3:55:31 PM  
Who is going to throw grenades at infants now? Answer the question, libs.
 
2020-06-13 3:55:33 PM  

Xai: So can someone explain why a 'city' of 12,000 people has a frikkin SWAT team? - Here in the UK I wouldn't expect more than 20 staff in total.


Because Americans have the smallest penises in the world and insist on compensating with fire arms and camo.
 
2020-06-13 3:56:33 PM  
Why does a city with a population of less than 40,000, as of the 2010 census, need a Swat Team?  Couldn't there just be a few of the regular police dept that are better trained for hostage-type situations?  Or maybe just one county-wide SWAT team to back up the local safety force in those rare situations that actually need a SWAT team?
 
2020-06-13 3:56:54 PM  
Who is going to shoot family pets now?
Hmmmm?
 
2020-06-13 3:57:18 PM  
Just as well. They shouldn't put sensitive snowflakes on a SWAT team anyway.

I mean, they could have, you know, sat down at a table and, well, talk things out but that is too hard and isn't on camera.
 
2020-06-13 3:57:36 PM  
Problem solved.
 
2020-06-13 3:58:05 PM  
Militarize the EPA.
Militarize the IRS.

Those swat officers should be going after Amon Bundy for letting his cows terrorize the American landscape.
 
2020-06-13 3:59:51 PM  

Xai: So can someone explain why a 'city' of 12,000 people has a frikkin SWAT team? - Here in the UK I wouldn't expect more than 20 staff in total.


Its 39000 according to wiki and 5 Million in the metro area, however the 5 Million number seems suspect and is probably not covered by that swat.

This is pressure tactics to avoid being investigated or de-funded. Shut it down, close the chapter and please train those cops in de-escalation tactics. They probably followed the "bullet proof warrior" training that emphasize the opposite: what they call Killology.
 
2020-06-13 3:59:57 PM  
This really proves how much the police in the US have an us vs. them mentality. Them being anyone who isn't a cop.

People are saying "Look, you work for us, and we think you are being too... enthusiastic... in your use of force."

One would think they would say "Well, what do you think is an acceptable level? You do pay us to exercise force on your behalf, so sometimes we have to. What would we say is a measure of success?"

But no, they're all like, "fark you! You can't tell me what to do! We put our lives on the line everyday to keep you and your property safe! To question the methods we use to secure that safety is tantamount to treason. So lets see how you do on your own!" <quit in a huff>

You are public servants. We are the public. You serve us. And you will do as you are told. Don't like it? Quit in a huff or change our minds with proper rhetoric and evidence.
 
2020-06-13 4:00:05 PM  

Mugato: I've lived in Florida half of my life and WTF is a Hallandale Beach ?


It's a place where people walk in hot sand but that is not important here.
 
2020-06-13 4:01:17 PM  
The memo said the SWAT team was "minimally equipped, under-trained and often times restrained by the politicization of our tactics." It accused city leaders of not providing an adequate budget to address these needs.

This is true. They have only 3 APCs. Only half of the SWAT team has grenade launchers. Shooting protesters in the face with rubber bullets is suddenly "bad." How can anyone work under such conditions?
 
2020-06-13 4:01:26 PM  

Dead for Tax Reasons: how about linking to the actual article not a link to a link


Holy shiat, THIS! And they have the nerve to get the people who clicked on their link to download their app, for their shiatty two-sentence summary of someone else's story.
 
2020-06-13 4:02:39 PM  
This is the police right now, now that I think about it.

https://youtu.be/9FnO3igOkOk?t=46
 
2020-06-13 4:02:41 PM  
Has anybody stated good riddance yet?

If not, good riddance.

Don't let the door hit you on your way out.

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2020-06-13 4:02:54 PM  

Xai: So can someone explain why a 'city' of 12,000 people has a frikkin SWAT team? - Here in the UK I wouldn't expect more than 20 staff in total.


Oh man you couldn't arrest just 1 person with only 20 cops in America.
A cop might get a hang nail or their feelings hurt with so few people
 
2020-06-13 4:03:18 PM  
My county sheriff department put together a SWAT team.

We have 30,000 people in the whole county.

The last census put us at 7 people per square mile.  We have more cowsthan humans in this county.

In every instance of them being called--it escalated to a death, either by suicide or a cop shooting.

Things have to change...
 
2020-06-13 4:03:55 PM  

PaulRB: PaulRB: GTFO, dumbshiats.  Who the fark cares whether you work there.  Now, maybe we can get some cops with morality.  Is that possible?   I don't think cops know that any asshat with a gun can be a cop.  As proven by Trump supporters.   Bye!!!!

Police not using their brains say: I don't think you get it.  Only people who don't care about their fellow man can be on the SWAT team.  Strutting  around like a wacked out Clint Eastwood are the types we hire.  Being on a hair trigger and wanting to shoot is exactly what we want.

Goddamn idiots.  Being tough is part of job but serving your community is also part of the job.  The problem with being on a SWAT team is I'm guessing they leave out the community part.  After all, your on some sort of combat ready assault team.  This might be good when you're at war in a foreign country.  But it don't look good when you're supposedly part of a community of your fellow citizens.  You just look like storm troopers working for Hitler or Putin or name another dictator.  Is this what you want?  You like looking like a creepy nightmare?  You think the citizens have somehow made a mistake noticing your overreach? Your brutality?

You want this fixed, you have to give up on the authoritarian path you are on and have been on for the last however many decades.  Members of every police department across America who aren't already trying to change have to start trying, which includes getting rid of militaristic equipment that seems designed to have the police at war with its citizens.

It doesn't help that our authoritarian leaders and judges think that the second amendment should allow our citizens to have any ole high powered weapon and call it acceptable.  Armed-to-the-teeth lunatic citizens don't help the situation.  The wild west was supposed to be a 150 years ago, but it's never really gone, has it?


Good point. The MAGAts all want to live in Mayberry with the simple honest life and sheriff yet they are crowing that the military should go into Seattle and blast brains.

I can't picture One Bullet Fife is a SWAT helmet but they would loudly applaud it.
 
d23 [OhFark]
2020-06-13 4:04:44 PM  
Fire them all.
 
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