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(The Hill)   Ft Lauderdale cop being sued for excessive force after mistaking Star Trek memorabilia for real weapons has previously been investigated for use of force SEVENTY-NINE times....though he's been on the force only 4 years   (thehill.com) divider line
    More: Asinine, Police, Randall Purcell, officers Steven Pohorence, Pleading, Fort Lauderdale Police Department, Miami, excessive force, Raymond Purcell  
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5 days ago  
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5 days ago  
Some wackos waving lightsabers around in a park could be the prelude to something dangerous. Better safe than sorry.
 
5 days ago  
Buddy of mine who was working for Walmart decided to dress like the killer from my bloody valentine for Halloween one year, off duty cop told him if he had his gun on him he would have shot him.
 
5 days ago  
The fark apologist's spin on this should be interesting.
 
5 days ago  

We Ate the Necco Wafers: Some wackos waving lightsabers around in a park could be the prelude to something dangerous. Better safe than sorry.


A student of Frank Drebin, I see:
Naked Gun - That's My Policy
Youtube kFEK0Sbq4o8
 
5 days ago  
I guess the cop just wanted to play along and used the force
 
5 days ago  
The man is as sharp as a bumper hitch ball mount.
 
Xai [TotalFark]
5 days ago  
So short version of the story: Guys call cops to help them as they were the victims of a crime (someone had keyed their car)
Cops go all the way out there then tell them that they won't help them as the damage is below $1000
Guys are pissed off and go back to their house, hitting their car out of anger on the way in (possibly with choice words)
Cops decide they are going to punish that attitude and make up BS about them being scared.
 
5 days ago  
So, what you are really saying is body cameras are too expensive
 
5 days ago  
The department conducted an investigation and found both officers not guilty in 2019 but never submitted the findings to the Citizens' Police Review Board.

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5 days ago  
The moral of the story: don't call the cops for help. Cops don't help. And often make things worse.
 
5 days ago  
"Mistake" my ass. With a record like that the cop was looking for farking excuses to use excessive force cause he keeps getting away with it.
 
5 days ago  

Smoking GNU: "Mistake" my ass. With a record like that the cop was looking for farking excuses to use excessive force cause he keeps getting away with it.


Um, THIS?!??!?

Also,

YA THINK?!??!?
 
5 days ago  
The law doesn't apply to cops. The worst they can ever be sentenced to is desk duty until the news cycle move on.
 
5 days ago  
He seems like a real peach. He was suspended and charged with battery for this one:

Fort Lauderdale Officer Charged After Shoving Protester
Youtube pkFqyeiipsU


/video also shows a couple other incidents

//by the way, here he is getting the memo that he just farked up
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5 days ago  

Smoking GNU: "Mistake" my ass. With a record like that the cop was looking for farking excuses to use excessive force cause he keeps getting away with it.


He's the type of person that hears that Cops get away with everything and that's the reason why they joined. But since SCOTUS made qualified immunity out of whole cloth, as long as there is no court ruling specifically saying you can't beat the shiat out of someone for having a Star Trek Prop, he can't be prosecuted .
 
5 days ago  

thatboyoverthere: Smoking GNU: "Mistake" my ass. With a record like that the cop was looking for farking excuses to use excessive force cause he keeps getting away with it.

He's the type of person that hears that Cops get away with everything and that's the reason why they joined. But since SCOTUS made qualified immunity out of whole cloth, as long as there is no court ruling specifically saying you can't beat the shiat out of someone for having a Star Trek Prop, he can't be prosecuted .


LOL "Constitutional Originalists".

Pieces of sh*t is more like it.
 
5 days ago  
Meanwhile...

"In the space of one month you have brought 117 ridiculous, trumped-up and ludicrous charges... against the same man!"

Constable Savage: Racist Police (Not The Nine O'Clock News)
Youtube teSPN8sVbFU
 
5 days ago  
 
5 days ago  
79 times sounds like a lot, but they might investigate every time there is a use of force, and use of force might include anytime you had to use a slight amount of force to get a set of handcuffs on a suspect, and they struggled to keep you from doing so, if you documented everything.

Not saying the cop acted properly, but that would explain the 79 times not raising any flags.  Cops use force a lot, and most of it isn't beating people.
 
5 days ago  
You'd think after the 75th time he used excessive force, that the department might think there could be a pattern..
 
5 days ago  

winedrinkingman: 79 times sounds like a lot, but they might investigate every time there is a use of force, and use of force might include anytime you had to use a slight amount of force to get a set of handcuffs on a suspect, and they struggled to keep you from doing so, if you documented everything.

Not saying the cop acted properly, but that would explain the 79 times not raising any flags.  Cops use force a lot, and most of it isn't beating people.



This is from July last year, so it sounds like there's a significant percentage that they aren't reviewing:

"Records show that Pohorence has used force on 94 people in less than four years on the job - 77% of them black, according to an analysis by the South Florida Sun Sentinel.
Fourteen of the incidents were violent arrests, confrontations that ended with he or other officers punching or using stun guns on people who resisted."
 
5 days ago  

0z79: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.ph​p​/Main/ShootHimHeHasAWallet


Hands up!
Don't move!
Show us your ID!
Lets see your hands!
Don't move!
Show us your ID!
Get on the ground!
Don't move!
Hands up!
Show us your ID!
Get on the ground!
Don't move!
Hands up!
Get on the ground!
Show us your ID!

PDB reaches for wallet -

He's reaching!
Gun!

That's how Amadou Diallo died. Over 20 bullet wounds. Several through the bottoms of his feet and back. 

And all he did was pull his keys out of his pocket to unlock his front door after working a late night shift.
 
5 days ago  
Calling the police for minor crimes is almost always a mistake.
 
5 days ago  
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5 days ago  

indylaw: Calling the police for minor crimes is almost always a mistake.

 
5 days ago  

Theaetetus: indylaw: Calling the police for minor crimes is almost always a mistake.


You're not wrong, but there are times (like when you need to file a police report to make a claim for theft or major property damage) where it's unavoidable.
 
5 days ago  

Do you know the way to Mordor: Meanwhile...

"In the space of one month you have brought 117 ridiculous, trumped-up and ludicrous charges... against the same man!"

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...smelling of foreign food...
...walking in a loud shirt in a built-up area...
...walking around with an offensive wife...


They're both extremely good comic actors... if I had to choose my favourite of the two, it would be Griff Rhys Jones.
 
5 days ago  

Xai: So short version of the story: Guys call cops to help them as they were the victims of a crime (someone had keyed their car)
Cops go all the way out there then tell them that they won't help them as the damage is below $1000
Guys are pissed off and go back to their house, hitting their car out of anger on the way in (possibly with choice words)
Cops decide they are going to punish that attitude and make up BS about them being scared.


I read it like the policeman was holding his hand on the car in question, and the guy slapped the policemans hand away from the car.

If that's the case, then I guess that is a form of assault. The policeman could have let it slide, but with his history he doesn't sound like the kind of policeman that has a reasonable response mechanism.
 
5 days ago  

Ketchuponsteak: Xai: So short version of the story: Guys call cops to help them as they were the victims of a crime (someone had keyed their car)
Cops go all the way out there then tell them that they won't help them as the damage is below $1000
Guys are pissed off and go back to their house, hitting their car out of anger on the way in (possibly with choice words)
Cops decide they are going to punish that attitude and make up BS about them being scared.

I read it like the policeman was holding his hand on the car in question, and the guy slapped the policemans hand away from the car.

If that's the case, then I guess that is a form of assault. The policeman could have let it slide, but with his history he doesn't sound like the kind of policeman that has a reasonable response mechanism.


I didn't read it like that. If there were an assault on the cop, the news would have reported that and they police wouldn't have used the ornamental sci-fi weapons in the house as the justification for the use of force.
 
5 days ago  
ACAB.....but some are even worse than others.
 
5 days ago  

winedrinkingman: 79 times sounds like a lot, but they might investigate every time there is a use of force, and use of force might include anytime you had to use a slight amount of force to get a set of handcuffs on a suspect, and they struggled to keep you from doing so, if you documented everything.

Not saying the cop acted properly, but that would explain the 79 times not raising any flags.  Cops use force a lot, and most of it isn't beating people.


79 physical confrontations in 4 years?
Deescalation in not on his logic board.
Replace him.
 
5 days ago  

Xai: So short version of the story: Guys call cops to help them as they were the victims of a crime (someone had keyed their car)
Cops go all the way out there then tell them that they won't help them as the damage is below $1000
Guys are pissed off and go back to their house, hitting their car out of anger on the way in (possibly with choice words)
Cops decide they are going to punish that attitude and make up BS about them being scared.


From everything I've seen, cops are the biggest cowards around. Anything makes the afraid for their lives.
 
5 days ago  

indylaw: Theaetetus: indylaw: Calling the police for minor crimes is almost always a mistake.

You're not wrong, but there are times (like when you need to file a police report to make a claim for theft or major property damage) where it's unavoidable.


Not unavailable

Go to the station and make a report there

Don't call them out
 
5 days ago  

alechemist: Buddy of mine who was working for Walmart decided to dress like the killer from my bloody valentine for Halloween one year, off duty cop told him if he had his gun on him he would have shot him.


As prior law enforcement I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that he probably wasn't an off duty officer because that statement alone would have been enough to get IA on his ass.
 
5 days ago  

indylaw: Ketchuponsteak: Xai: So short version of the story: Guys call cops to help them as they were the victims of a crime (someone had keyed their car)
Cops go all the way out there then tell them that they won't help them as the damage is below $1000
Guys are pissed off and go back to their house, hitting their car out of anger on the way in (possibly with choice words)
Cops decide they are going to punish that attitude and make up BS about them being scared.

I read it like the policeman was holding his hand on the car in question, and the guy slapped the policemans hand away from the car.

If that's the case, then I guess that is a form of assault. The policeman could have let it slide, but with his history he doesn't sound like the kind of policeman that has a reasonable response mechanism.

I didn't read it like that. If there were an assault on the cop, the news would have reported that and they police wouldn't have used the ornamental sci-fi weapons in the house as the justification for the use of force.


Dunno. If he did slap his hand away, beating him up wasn't appropriate, so they added the Star Trek stuff on as an excuse.
 
5 days ago  

Ketchuponsteak: Xai: So short version of the story: Guys call cops to help them as they were the victims of a crime (someone had keyed their car)
Cops go all the way out there then tell them that they won't help them as the damage is below $1000
Guys are pissed off and go back to their house, hitting their car out of anger on the way in (possibly with choice words)
Cops decide they are going to punish that attitude and make up BS about them being scared.

I read it like the policeman was holding his hand on the car in question, and the guy slapped the policemans hand away from the car.

If that's the case, then I guess that is a form of assault. The policeman could have let it slide, but with his history he doesn't sound like the kind of policeman that has a reasonable response mechanism.


Not to self. Anyone can beat the shiat out of Ketchuponsteakif he touches them.
 
5 days ago  
'Roids are a helluva drug.
 
5 days ago  

NINEv2: The fark apologist's spin on this should be interesting.


Well obviously those phasers could have been set to kill, how were the cops supposed to know?!
 
5 days ago  

thatboyoverthere: Ketchuponsteak: Xai: So short version of the story: Guys call cops to help them as they were the victims of a crime (someone had keyed their car)
Cops go all the way out there then tell them that they won't help them as the damage is below $1000
Guys are pissed off and go back to their house, hitting their car out of anger on the way in (possibly with choice words)
Cops decide they are going to punish that attitude and make up BS about them being scared.

I read it like the policeman was holding his hand on the car in question, and the guy slapped the policemans hand away from the car.

If that's the case, then I guess that is a form of assault. The policeman could have let it slide, but with his history he doesn't sound like the kind of policeman that has a reasonable response mechanism.

Not to self. Anyone can beat the shiat out of Ketchuponsteakif he touches them.


They can, yes.  Of course not being cops, they'd get assault charges of their own, along with Ketchup.  But nearly anything CAN be assault, legally.  Of course once again for those of us that aren't cops, there's this concept called proportionate response.  I mean 79 investigations?  In how long?  Even street dinosaurs that still haven't gotten the word that it's not 1965 would be going, "Whoa whoa dude JFC..."
 
5 days ago  
79 excessive force complaints in 4 years? I'd be stunned if he hasn't killed several people by now.

/Serial killer with a badge.
 
4 days ago  
How the fark does he still have a job?
 
4 days ago  

Deathfrogg: 0z79: https://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pmwiki.php​/Main/ShootHimHeHasAWallet

Hands up!
Don't move!
Show us your ID!
Lets see your hands!
Don't move!
Show us your ID!
Get on the ground!
Don't move!
Hands up!
Show us your ID!
Get on the ground!
Don't move!
Hands up!
Get on the ground!
Show us your ID!

PDB reaches for wallet -

He's reaching!
Gun!

That's how Amadou Diallo died. Over 20 bullet wounds. Several through the bottoms of his feet and back. 

And all he did was pull his keys out of his pocket to unlock his front door after working a late night shift.


Cops love the Simon says game. Gives them an excuse to shoot somebody
 
4 days ago  
Keep farking around with people. Find out. Wonder why.
 
4 days ago  

Theaetetus: indylaw: Calling the police for minor crimes is almost always a mistake.


They should be rebuilt from the ground up. This time without institutionalised racism as the core tenet.
 
amb
4 days ago  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: You'd think after the 75th time he used excessive force, that the department might think there could be a pattern..


After a 100, he will max out the rewards program and have to use the points.
 
4 days ago  

turboke: Theaetetus: indylaw: Calling the police for minor crimes is almost always a mistake.

They should be rebuilt from the ground up. This time without institutionalised racism as the core tenet.


OK, but here is real-people land, I'm offering practical advice.
 
4 days ago  

Monkeyfark Ridiculous: He seems like a real peach. He was suspended and charged with battery for this one:

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/pkFqyeii​psU?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=1]

/video also shows a couple other incidents

//by the way, here he is getting the memo that he just farked up
[Fark user image 828x702]


That man needs to be made to pee into a cup, I've rarely seen a more obvious case of steroid ause in my life, and Captain Roid Rage is going to kill someone sooner rather than later
 
4 days ago  

indylaw: Calling the police for minor crimes is almost always a mistake.


Well that's a pretty damning statement of police work in the USA right there now isn't it?
 
4 days ago  

Magorn: Monkeyfark Ridiculous: He seems like a real peach. He was suspended and charged with battery for this one:

[iFrame https://www.youtube.com/embed/pkFqyeii​psU?autoplay=1&widget_referrer=https%3​A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&start=0&enablejsap​i=1&origin=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.fark.com&​widgetid=1]

/video also shows a couple other incidents

//by the way, here he is getting the memo that he just farked up
[Fark user image 828x702]

That man needs to be made to pee into a cup, I've rarely seen a more obvious case of steroid ause in my life, and Captain Roid Rage is going to kill someone sooner rather than later



"For my ally is the excessive force. And a powerful ally it is. Steroids create it, make it grow. Its energy surrounds us and enrages us."
 
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