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(4Utah.com)   Two cops save unconscious teen driver by playing bumper cars. "We were able to get it stopped up on a grass berm ... and were able to see that there was a young female driver that appeared to be having a seizure" (with video)   (abc4.com) divider line
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2021-01-16 12:48:36 PM  
38 votes:
That's the 'protect' part of to protect and serve. Sad that we have to celebrate a cop actually doing their farking job.
 
2021-01-16 5:43:45 PM  
25 votes:

crustysandman: That's the 'protect' part of to protect and serve. Sad that we have to celebrate a cop actually doing their farking job.


Not sad at all.  I'm happy to celebrate someone doing their job well - 'specially when it's no time to consider the options so now WTF.  I'm equally happy to nail their balls to the wall when they get up to their usual shiat, but you gotta reinforce the positive.  You never praise, always condemn regardless of behavior, you get shiat behavior.  True with dogs, true with humans.
 
2021-01-16 5:41:02 PM  
24 votes:

crustysandman: That's the 'protect' part of to protect and serve. Sad that we have to celebrate a cop actually doing their farking job.


I celebrate the saving of a life whether it is one's job or not.

But you do you I guess.
 
2021-01-16 2:40:44 PM  
22 votes:
That sounds about white.
 
2021-01-16 4:19:27 PM  
19 votes:
FTA: "Any officer put in that position I'm confident would have done the same thing to help that young lady," Sgt. Coons said.

Sadly, I have my doubts.  She's lucky they didn't assume she was drunk or high (rather than seizing) and proceed to beat the bark off of her tree in lieu of providing proper medical care.

I'd make a white joke, but depending on where one resides (and much in part thanks to junk racemic mexi-meth (not that clean dextro is much better long-term, but it doesn't destroy the mind and body nearly as quickly as what's on the street these days)), white folk can't assume they'll be safe in the hands of cops any more than anyone else now.

/Was hoping that equality would've swung the other way.
 
2021-01-16 5:54:20 PM  
16 votes:

7th Son of a 7th Son: Huh, so dashcams dowork.


I've never understood why police don't want dash and/or body cameras. The only reason I can think of is they don't want to get caught doing illegal things. There have been a few dash/body camera videos that show the police were justified in their actions or that the complainer was outright lying about how the police treated them. Wouldn't they want proof that they did their job right?
 
2021-01-16 5:37:17 PM  
11 votes:
Huh, so dashcams dowork.
 
2021-01-16 2:56:06 PM  
10 votes:
Good job
 
2021-01-16 6:20:54 PM  
8 votes:
> Sarah and her parents say she has not had any seizures since that morning.


It sounds like she's had seizures before.

WTH was she doing driving?
Oh, she was permitted to drive because because she was on medication and hadn't had been seizure free (they say) for 6 months.
And she decided to skip the medicine because she didn't like it, and didn't need it, and her FREEDUM!

She won't be driving for a good while which is no fair because she is cute.
 
2021-01-16 6:32:22 PM  
7 votes:

crustysandman: That's the 'protect' part of to protect and serve. Sad that we have to celebrate a cop actually doing their farking job.


I think some extra kudos to the cops involved are deserved.  They not only did their jobs, but were able to save some lives with only a minor bit of property damage.

Not saying give them each a Congressional Gold Medal, but recognition within the dept and "Employee of the Month", and maybe some free coffee for a couple of months.

there should always be some "carrots" for those who are in the right place at the right time and manage to perform admirably.
 
2021-01-16 6:43:19 PM  
6 votes:

4seasons85!: I've never understood why police don't want dash and/or body cameras.


That may have been true at one time, but I don't think it is any more. In fact, the most recent poll of cops I could find, from 2017, showed that 66% of cops approved of body cams. I would wager that number has gone up even higher since then.

The main reason many cops don't have body cams is that their agencies can't afford them. A body cam program is more expensive than it appears on the surface.

But this thread is about two cops that did good. Don't try to make a negative out of a positive.
 
2021-01-16 6:33:59 PM  
6 votes:

GWSuperfan: That sounds about white.


*eyeroll.gif*
 
2021-01-16 5:32:15 PM  
6 votes:

crustysandman: That's the 'protect' part of to protect and serve. Sad that we have to celebrate a cop actually doing their farking job.


The after care part, I agree, but getting her safely to a stop was pretty good work.  I'll happily grant them that.
 
2021-01-16 7:44:37 PM  
5 votes:

crustysandman: That's the 'protect' part of to protect and serve. Sad that we have to celebrate a cop actually doing their farking job.


Toxic people like you are what should be shouted down in forums.

Stop spreading your unpleasantness.
 
2021-01-16 6:48:13 PM  
5 votes:

bluejeansonfire: the voice of raisin: chasd00: defund the police

*eyeroll.gif*

I'd really like to know why police deserve any funding after they collaborated with white supremacists in a coup on our capitol.


Because they also safeguarded our legislature and had to use force to do so?
 
2021-01-16 6:12:45 PM  
5 votes:

4seasons85!: I've never understood why police don't want dash and/or body cameras. The only reason I can think of is they don't want to get caught doing illegal things.


That would be the reason, yes.

That being said, these two cops did good <3
 
2021-01-16 1:03:35 PM  
5 votes:

crustysandman: That's the 'protect' part of to protect and serve. Sad that we have to celebrate a cop actually doing their farking job.


You cop-asses just need to use ACAB* (from another thread)

Spare us your herpaderp, or just go away.
 
2021-01-16 6:47:18 PM  
4 votes:

GWSuperfan: That sounds about white.


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2021-01-16 6:42:02 PM  
4 votes:

the voice of raisin: chasd00: defund the police

*eyeroll.gif*


I'd really like to know why police deserve any funding after they collaborated with white supremacists in a coup on our capitol.
 
2021-01-16 6:12:53 PM  
4 votes:

4seasons85!: I've never understood why police don't want dash and/or body cameras. The only reason I can think of is they don't want to get caught doing illegal things. There have been a few dash/body camera videos that show the police were justified in their actions or that the complainer was outright lying about how the police treated them. Wouldn't they want proof that they did their job right?


I disagree with your first sentence.  You seem to understand completely.
 
2021-01-16 9:28:15 PM  
3 votes:

Vee-One: The Darkest Timeline: EABOD subby for posting copaganda, and fark channel 4's "Behind the Badge" copaganda outlet you're dumb enough to consume.

Farkied in red as moronic anti-police farker.


Anti-police is a common-sense stance these days.
 
2021-01-16 6:41:40 PM  
3 votes:

HairBolus: > Sarah and her parents say she has not had any seizures since that morning.


It sounds like she's had seizures before.

WTH was she doing driving?
Oh, she was permitted to drive because because she was on medication and hadn't had been seizure free (they say) for 6 months.
And she decided to skip the medicine because she didn't like it, and didn't need it, and her FREEDUM!

She won't be driving for a good while which is no fair because she is cute.


so you're saying that teenagers are dumb and sometimes do risky things without considering the consequences?

NEWS AT 11:00
 
2021-01-16 6:11:05 PM  
3 votes:
defund the police
 
2021-01-16 10:05:04 PM  
2 votes:

4seasons85!: I wasn't trying to do that. I'm very happy they were able to help this person.  I've never said I'm 100% against police, I just want the bad apples to be kicked out. And I see body cameras and dash cameras as a way to do this. It seems beneficial to both police and the public.  It can help rebuild public trust and weed out the ones who need to leave the force. Which is why I asked the question.  It seems like a win-win for everyone.


We're pretty much in agreement with everything you said. I just think it's a misconception that cops are generally opposed to body cams. As I said, that may have been the case at one time, but as they become more common I believe cops are seeing their advantages.

Someone pointed out that police unions seem to be the biggest opponents of body cams, but I think that stems from departments enacting body cam policies without union input. Since these cameras can be a big imposition on individual cops' privacy, they simply want some say in their employment.

Body cams are still in their infancy and these issues will be ironed out eventually. Then the pendulum will swing and the public will start complaining that they're an imposition on their privacy.
 
2021-01-16 7:26:25 PM  
2 votes:

bluejeansonfire: the voice of raisin: bluejeansonfire: the voice of raisin: chasd00: defund the police

*eyeroll.gif*

I'd really like to know why police deserve any funding after they collaborated with white supremacists in a coup on our capitol.

so 2 cops (1 off-duty) save a teenager from accidentally causing a major traffic collision with possibly multiple casualties, and your brilliant conclusion is:
.
.
.
"defund the police"

What's next?  Firefighters extinguish an apartment fire caused by faulty wiring, and your response will be:
.
.
.
"defund the fire dept"

You're presenting these things acting on the assumption that the police are a helpful and reasonable presence in America society in general. They are not.


Did you pick pants on fire for your troll account because you think it's clever?
 
2021-01-16 7:12:54 PM  
2 votes:

bluejeansonfire: the voice of raisin: chasd00: defund the police

*eyeroll.gif*

I'd really like to know why police deserve any funding after they collaborated with white supremacists in a coup on our capitol.


actually, you know what...
Please explain how "defund the police" applies to this article...

I expect direct quotes from the article to back up your statement.

NOW!!!
 
2021-01-16 7:06:22 PM  
2 votes:

bluejeansonfire: the voice of raisin: chasd00: defund the police

*eyeroll.gif*

I'd really like to know why police deserve any funding after they collaborated with white supremacists in a coup on our capitol.


so 2 cops (1 off-duty) save a teenager from accidentally causing a major traffic collision with possibly multiple casualties, and your brilliant conclusion is:
.
.
.
"defund the police"

What's next?  Firefighters extinguish an apartment fire caused by faulty wiring, and your response will be:
.
.
.
"defund the fire dept"
 
2021-01-16 7:00:30 PM  
2 votes:
De-bumper the police.
Also, good job cops.
Also, amazing how dash/body cameras never seem to "malfunction" when the cops are actually doing good.

Also, I guess those should have been slashies.
 
2021-01-16 6:38:58 PM  
2 votes:

4seasons85!: 7th Son of a 7th Son: Huh, so dashcams dowork.

I've never understood why police don't want dash and/or body cameras. The only reason I can think of is they don't want to get caught doing illegal things. There have been a few dash/body camera videos that show the police were justified in their actions or that the complainer was outright lying about how the police treated them. Wouldn't they want proof that they did their job right?


I have a feeling that more Police Associations are against cams than individual cops.

At least most of the pushback I've heard was from Police Associations representatives.

/speaking as someone who's been stopped several times for looking "suspicious".
 
2021-01-17 4:13:19 AM  
1 vote:

Vee-One: The Darkest Timeline: EABOD subby for posting copaganda, and fark channel 4's "Behind the Badge" copaganda outlet you're dumb enough to consume.

Farkied in red as moronic anti-police farker.


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2021-01-16 9:51:39 PM  
1 vote:

Vee-One: bluejeansonfire: Vee-One: The Darkest Timeline: EABOD subby for posting copaganda, and fark channel 4's "Behind the Badge" copaganda outlet you're dumb enough to consume.

Farkied in red as moronic anti-police farker.

Anti-police is a common-sense stance these days.

You were dropped on your head as an infant, weren't you?
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Put me on the list too, then.
Being anti-police is not just a common sense stance now, its becoming quite a mainstream one.
 
2021-01-16 9:46:56 PM  
1 vote:

crustysandman: That's the 'protect' part of to protect and serve. Sad that we have to celebrate a cop actually doing their farking job.


Protecting rich white girls -IS- their job.
They have shown more than enough willingness to PIT maneuver and shoot black people having seizures. Hell, even having medical emergencies in PARKED cars.
But a white girl, that they are SUPPOSED to protect.
 
2021-01-16 9:44:41 PM  
1 vote:

bluejeansonfire: Vee-One: The Darkest Timeline: EABOD subby for posting copaganda, and fark channel 4's "Behind the Badge" copaganda outlet you're dumb enough to consume.

Farkied in red as moronic anti-police farker.

Anti-police is a common-sense stance these days.


You were dropped on your head as an infant, weren't you?
Fark user imageView Full Size
 
2021-01-16 9:20:08 PM  
1 vote:

The Darkest Timeline: EABOD subby for posting copaganda, and fark channel 4's "Behind the Badge" copaganda outlet you're dumb enough to consume.


Farkied in red as moronic anti-police farker.
 
2021-01-16 8:22:00 PM  
1 vote:

chasd00: defund the police


And send in the BLM social workers and therapists.
 
2021-01-16 8:21:23 PM  
1 vote:

4seasons85!: 7th Son of a 7th Son: Huh, so dashcams dowork.

I've never understood why police don't want dash and/or body cameras. The only reason I can think of is they don't want to get caught doing illegal things. There have been a few dash/body camera videos that show the police were justified in their actions or that the complainer was outright lying about how the police treated them. Wouldn't they want proof that they did their job right?


Well when Seattle first tried to adopt bodycams it wasn't the police that objected but the public including the Washington branch of the ACLU.  They claimed something like the government was going to use the footage to profile private citizens who had done nothing but were stopped by the police. And that their use would somehow increase police violence.
 
2021-01-16 8:15:54 PM  
1 vote:

bluejeansonfire: the voice of raisin: chasd00: defund the police

*eyeroll.gif*

I'd really like to know why police deserve any funding after they collaborated with white supremacists in a coup on our capitol.


Apparently the 697,195 active police officers are ALL bad.
 
2021-01-16 7:54:58 PM  
1 vote:
EABOD subby for posting copaganda, and fark channel 4's "Behind the Badge" copaganda outlet you're dumb enough to consume.
 
2021-01-16 7:47:03 PM  
1 vote:

the voice of raisin: I have a feeling that more Police Associations are against cams than individual cops.

At least most of the pushback I've heard was from Police Associations representatives.


How do you think those people ended up representing associations of police?  They just pulled a name or of a hat, and all the officers represented by that association were stuck with that guy's personal opinions?
 
2021-01-16 7:27:17 PM  
1 vote:
 
2021-01-16 7:15:14 PM  
1 vote:

CruiserTwelve: 4seasons85!: I've never understood why police don't want dash and/or body cameras.

That may have been true at one time, but I don't think it is any more. In fact, the most recent poll of cops I could find, from 2017, showed that 66% of cops approved of body cams. I would wager that number has gone up even higher since then.

The main reason many cops don't have body cams is that their agencies can't afford them. A body cam program is more expensive than it appears on the surface.

But this thread is about two cops that did good. Don't try to make a negative out of a positive.


I wasn't trying to do that. I'm very happy they were able to help this person.  I've never said I'm 100% against police, I just want the bad apples to be kicked out. And I see body cameras and dash cameras as a way to do this. It seems beneficial to both police and the public.  It can help rebuild public trust and weed out the ones who need to leave the force. Which is why I asked the question.  It seems like a win-win for everyone.
 
2021-01-16 6:39:22 PM  
1 vote:

chasd00: defund the police


*eyeroll.gif*
 
2021-01-16 6:21:26 PM  
1 vote:
Then they tazed her, right?
 
2021-01-16 6:11:48 PM  
1 vote:

knackx: white folk can't assume they'll be safe in the hands of cops any more than anyone else now.


There was never a time when they could have accurately assumed that.
 
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