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Old 27th May 2021, 06:48 AM   #161
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Originally Posted by SuburbanTurkey View Post
Cop worship is weird.

A whole city is lowering their flags to half staff because a cop died of heart attack while in his squad car. A school in a nearby city is dismissing students early to accommodate a funeral procession.

The dude died of a heart attack, but it's being treated like he was gunned down in the line of duty or something. Bootlickers are weird.
Well, let's note that it's a small department in a relatively small city. They probably don't have many in-service deaths, and a lot of people probably knew him. And it looks like the schools are letting out early so kids can get home before the streets are closed. Doesn't seem so crazy.
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Old 27th May 2021, 07:07 AM   #162
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I don't necessarily believe that all cops are bastards, but my general Rule Of Thumb is to assume that any given cop might be, at last until abundant evidence otherwise is provided.
And of course works with many many bastards and does nothing about their racist and criminal behavior, but hey nothing about aiding and abetting in criminal behavior could make a cop a bastard.

All cops know other officers who revel in violence and few of them do anything about it.
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Old 27th May 2021, 07:10 AM   #163
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That's sad. In Canada I don't need to make this assumption. All of my (rare) interactions with police have been cordial and entirely professional.
Mine too. But I am a middle class white man so not really exposed to the same thing. I am sure if you were first nations you might have a very different view of canadian cops, leaving people to die in the cold.

I have also spent enough time in EMS to interact with cops to know how much crowing proudly about violence is commonplace.
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Old 27th May 2021, 07:11 AM   #164
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Originally Posted by SuburbanTurkey View Post
Cop worship is weird.

A whole city is lowering their flags to half staff because a cop died of heart attack while in his squad car. A school in a nearby city is dismissing students early to accommodate a funeral procession.

The dude died of a heart attack, but it's being treated like he was gunned down in the line of duty or something. Bootlickers are weird.

https://kfgo.com/2021/05/19/update-o...olice-officer/

https://twitter.com/FargoNDSchools/s...88923135717378
This is about as weaksauce as you can get, sure.

But I think it can go farther. There is a local case of an officer who died in a 1-car accident, on a rural road. It appears that the guy missed the corner late at night and hit an electrical pole.

Of course, there was a major outpouring of sympathy for the death of a policeman who died in the line of duty.

But I have to say, there is a LOT of unknown information about this case. Yeah, it's sad that he died in this accident, as he was a young man with young children. How sad for that family.

Then again, if he hadn't been a cop, what would we have heard? Why did he lose control? Was he driving at too high of a speed? Was he texting? Was he looking at his laptop (this is, in fact, a well-known problem with police - laptopping and driving)? Did he fall asleep a the wheel? Make no mistake, we never heard anything about what is believed to have caused the accident, it's only "he lost control of his car."

What if he crashed because he was texting and driving? Would he, should he be honored as a fallen hero?
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Old 27th May 2021, 07:13 AM   #165
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Originally Posted by Belz... View Post
Please don't assume that Canada is the same cesspool as the US.
Yea nothing wrong with a good old fashioned Saskatoon starlight tour.
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Old 27th May 2021, 07:15 AM   #166
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Originally Posted by pgwenthold View Post
This is about as weaksauce as you can get, sure.

But I think it can go farther. There is a local case of an officer who died in a 1-car accident, on a rural road. It appears that the guy missed the corner late at night and hit an electrical pole.

Of course, there was a major outpouring of sympathy for the death of a policeman who died in the line of duty.

But I have to say, there is a LOT of unknown information about this case. Yeah, it's sad that he died in this accident, as he was a young man with young children. How sad for that family.

Then again, if he hadn't been a cop, what would we have heard? Why did he lose control? Was he driving at too high of a speed? Was he texting? Was he looking at his laptop (this is, in fact, a well-known problem with police - laptopping and driving)? Did he fall asleep a the wheel? Make no mistake, we never heard anything about what is believed to have caused the accident, it's only "he lost control of his car."

What if he crashed because he was texting and driving? Would he, should he be honored as a fallen hero?
Hell was he drunk like these officers

https://nypost.com/2021/04/30/nypd-s...heel-cops-say/

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Old 27th May 2021, 07:19 AM   #167
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Police department is playing games to keep a convicted murderer on their payroll.

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Three weeks ago, a Madison County jury found Huntsville police officer William Darby guilty of murder.

Three weeks have passed since that verdict — and he’s still an employee with the Huntsville Police Department.

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But instead of firing Darby because he can’t legally do the job for which he was hired, the Huntsville Police Department put him on paid leave. Then last week, city attorney Trey Riley said Darby was on accrued leave with pay and that his administrative hearings had been indefinitely postponed.
https://www.al.com/news/2021/05/whit...oll-still.html

The city and the police department have maintained that the convicted murderer did nothing wrong in the shooting and continue to defend him.
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Old 27th May 2021, 07:35 AM   #168
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Hell was he drunk like these officers
It's possible, but I would like to think that if he were drunk, THAT would make the news (as these stories did).

But it can't be ruled out.

I will say, I am not falling over myself to honor this guy. He wasn't in hot pursuit or anything, he was out patrolling the county roads and lost control.

Tragic accident, but something worth getting worked up about? Nah.
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Old 27th May 2021, 07:42 AM   #169
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A Black Homeowner Hit in the Head by a Portland Police Officer Sues the City—and Names His Alleged Attacker
The complaint gives a narrative of what happened on the late summer evening in the Mill Park neighborhood.

The lawsuit is the first time Kammerer has been formally accused of hitting Warren. It follows reporting by WW last November that first named Kammerer as the officer wearing helmet number 67.

If the city finally acknowledges that Kammerer is the officer who struck Warren, it could call into question his role testifying about police use of deadly force before grand juries. As WW previously reported, Kammerer is a homicide detective who has repeatedly testified in grand jury proceedings regarding fatal shootings by police, including the deaths of Aaron Campbell, Keaton Otis, Andre Gladen and Quanice Hayes. (All of the officers in those shooting deaths were exonerated.)
Portland cop in charge of use of force investigations is himself the cause of a lawsuit stemming from excessive force. A black homeowner was complaining to riot police that tear gas was wafting into his home, so Erik Kammerer struck him in the head from behind with a baton before being pulled away by his fellow cops. The man had to be treated at the hospital for a concussion. The city has fought tooth and nail to avoid revealing his identity, as Portland riot cops routinely have no identifying badges beyond a helmet number.

https://www.wweek.com/news/2021/05/2...eged-attacker/

Officer 67 is notorious as one of Portland's most excessively violent and belligerent cops, so of course he's the one in charge of use of force investigations.

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Several witnesses tell WW one officer stands out: He wears a helmet marked 67 with blue tape. Videos of him have circulated on social media for weeks. Several show the officer shoving protesters to the ground.

"We all know the numbers of the guys who are the worst," says Laura Jedeed, an independent journalist covering protests, "and [67] is one of the numbers you hear."
https://www.wweek.com/news/2020/10/0...ack-homeowner/
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Old 27th May 2021, 09:29 AM   #170
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Portland cop in charge of use of force investigations is himself the cause of a lawsuit stemming from excessive force. A black homeowner was complaining to riot police that tear gas was wafting into his home, so Erik Kammerer struck him in the head from behind with a baton before being pulled away by his fellow cops. The man had to be treated at the hospital for a concussion. The city has fought tooth and nail to avoid revealing his identity, as Portland riot cops routinely have no identifying badges beyond a helmet number.

https://www.wweek.com/news/2021/05/2...eged-attacker/

Officer 67 is notorious as one of Portland's most excessively violent and belligerent cops, so of course he's the one in charge of use of force investigations.



https://www.wweek.com/news/2020/10/0...ack-homeowner/

Weíll, he certainly is an expert in use of force!
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Old 27th May 2021, 10:59 AM   #171
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Originally Posted by pgwenthold View Post
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I will say, I am not falling over myself to honor this guy. He wasn't in hot pursuit or anything, he was out patrolling the county roads and lost control.
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Roughly half of police in-service deaths are the result of traffic accidents, not armed confrontations.
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Interestingly, it appears that a large percentage of both categories of deaths occurred in the South, which might say something about training and supervisory standards.
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Old 27th May 2021, 11:32 AM   #172
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Roughly half of police in-service deaths are the result of traffic accidents, not armed confrontations.

https://www.fbi.gov/news/pressrel/pr...e-line-of-duty

Interestingly, it appears that a large percentage of both categories of deaths occurred in the South, which might say something about training and supervisory standards.
Many of those "traffic accidents" are police getting hit by cars while doing traffic stops - that skews much more heavily towards Highway Patrol type cops rather than city type cops. I mean, some of them certainly show bad driving practices, but not at bad as the numbers would suggest. In your cite, 16+1 of the 41 accidental deaths were like that. 16 hit by cars, 1 hit by a tire.

I don't know why more of them are not trained to just approach the car from the passenger's side, further away from traffic.

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Many of those "traffic accidents" are police getting hit by cars while doing traffic stops - that skews much more heavily towards Highway Patrol type cops rather than city type cops. I mean, some of them certainly show bad driving practices, but not at bad as the numbers would suggest. In your cite, 16+1 of the 41 accidental deaths were like that. 16 hit by cars, 1 hit by a tire.
And these are certainly "in the line of duty."

And to be fair, even regular traffic accidents will likely be more common because they put more miles on the car.

But distracted driving is a known problem for police. That laptop on the front seat is especially a problem.


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Farther away from the driver's side, I guess.
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Many of those "traffic accidents" are police getting hit by cars while doing traffic stops - that skews much more heavily towards Highway Patrol type cops rather than city type cops. I mean, some of them certainly show bad driving practices, but not at bad as the numbers would suggest. In your cite, 16+1 of the 41 accidental deaths were like that. 16 hit by cars, 1 hit by a tire.
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I didn't mean to imply that cops are driving into trees. The point is that there seems to be a popular stereotype promoted by police themselves that cops go out and confront bloodthirsty mass murderers every shift and risk getting gunned down. That's just not the case.
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Washington state attorney general charges three officers in 2020 death of Manuel Ellis

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Anti-vax cop dies of covid complications.

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Anti-vax cop dies of covid complications.

https://twitter.com/kenklippenstein/...72243767422985
Always amusing to hear something like that... though I'm not sure it's actually on topic.
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Always amusing to hear something like that... though I'm not sure it's actually on topic.
Cops are disproportionately right wing freaks, including covid denialists. It's on topic, plus it's funny as hell.
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Cops are disproportionately right wing freaks, including covid denialists. It's on topic, plus it's funny as hell.
Yeah but the thread isn't about cop behaviour in general more than their behaviour in the line of duty.
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Yeah but the thread isn't about cop behaviour in general more than their behaviour in the line of duty.
This cop posted anti-vax propaganda that relied heavily on his identity as a cop.
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This cop posted anti-vax propaganda that relied heavily on his identity as a cop.
Lol. And all the cops enforcing ******** Covid lockdown policies, and harassing old men and women for being maskless, how do they fit your dumb narrative?

Is there anyone that disagrees with you that you don't hate, and wish death upon?
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Lol. And all the cops enforcing ******** Covid lockdown policies, and harassing old men and women for being maskless, how do they fit your dumb narrative?

Is there anyone that disagrees with you that you don't hate, and wish death upon?
I'd be a little more cautious with your ironic use of "dumb". Someone might die laughing.
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Police department is playing games to keep a convicted murderer on their payroll.



https://www.al.com/news/2021/05/whit...oll-still.html

The city and the police department have maintained that the convicted murderer did nothing wrong in the shooting and continue to defend him.

That's gonna a be a good look for them when the lawsuits start rolling.
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The worst cop in Florida—an extremely comeptitive achievement—has been fired for the seventh time. On this occasion, Sgt. German Bosque was canned after bodycam footage showed him help another officer cover up the theft of a gun from a crime scene. Prior firings involved a 2014 battery charge and later conviction for false imprisonment and evidence tampering; beating a handcuffed suspect; beating juveniles; hiding drugs in his police car; stealing from suspects; and falsifying police reports.

Andrew Axelrad, a police union lawyer with the South Florida Police Benevolent Association, told reporters that "Bosque will get his job back."
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Who is that post meant for? Do you think anyone will defend that?
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Who is that post meant for? Do you think anyone will defend that?
It's for you because I wuv you.
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Who is that post meant for? Do you think anyone will defend that?
Andrew Axelrad, a police union lawyer, did...
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Lol. And all the cops enforcing ******** Covid lockdown policies, and harassing old men and women for being maskless
You mean actually enforcing the law? What's the relationship with Turkey's post?
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Andrew Axelrad, a police union lawyer, did...
Good point. Police Unions (like most public sector unions) are reprehensible.
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Georgia Police Officer leaves his K9 in the car overnight, killing it.

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Georgia Police Officer leaves his K9 in the car overnight, killing it.

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Good thing it wasn't a dog. Because police never seem to have dogs, just K-9's.
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Good point. Police Unions (like most public sector unions) are reprehensible.
Wait a minute. Police unions are unique. Most public employee unions function like unions in private industry: they negotiate pay and benefits, and protect workers from capricious managers. Only police unions can impede criminal investigations and prevent consequences for misconduct.
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Old 28th May 2021, 07:54 PM   #193
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Georgia Police Officer leaves his K9 in the car overnight, killing it.

https://www.wsbtv.com/news/local/geo...GVO3Y7QEQ22PU/
Bad cop!
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Old 29th May 2021, 09:05 AM   #194
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Originally Posted by Bob001 View Post
Wait a minute. Police unions are unique. Most public employee unions function like unions in private industry: they negotiate pay and benefits, and protect workers from capricious managers. Only police unions can impede criminal investigations and prevent consequences for misconduct.
That's half-true. Public sector unions clamor for captive taxpayers and their dollars in the form of ridiculously high pensions and government benefits that virtually no private sector workers ever can hope to get, and no government program, unlike poorly run businesses, ever goes away.

On the other hand, police unions are special in the way that you described.
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Originally Posted by Tippit View Post
That's half-true. Public sector unions clamor for captive taxpayers and their dollars in the form of ridiculously high pensions and government benefits that virtually no private sector workers ever can hope to get, and no government program, unlike poorly run businesses, ever goes away.
I don't know where you live, but that's simply not true. Private sector unions do the same thing. In fact, public sector unions are less protected because the government sometimes just writes a law ending strikes, which would never happen to a private sector union.
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Old 29th May 2021, 10:37 AM   #196
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Originally Posted by Tippit View Post
That's half-true. Public sector unions clamor for captive taxpayers and their dollars in the form of ridiculously high pensions and government benefits that virtually no private sector workers ever can hope to get, and no government program, unlike poorly run businesses, ever goes away.
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If that was true, teachers, firefighters and bus drivers would be rich. Unionized public service employees give up the potential for higher wages to focus on job security and benefits. The fact that in most circumstances they are prohibited from striking takes away a negotiating tool that private sector unions still have.
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I don't know where you live, but that's simply not true. Private sector unions do the same thing. In fact, public sector unions are less protected because the government sometimes just writes a law ending strikes, which would never happen to a private sector union.

In the US, most private sector unions ceased to exist once the employers convinced their employees that they weren't needed anymore. That's why the few that are left are such easy targets of accusations that they've destroyed US industry. Sometimes I even hear the really old unions = Communism claim.
But not really relevant for a discussion of police behavior.
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Here's Philadelphia Detective Philip Nordo's Grand Jury presentment.

https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/wp...nt-2.19.19.pdf

I think he done some baaaaad stuff. The real meat is presumably in pages 14-35.
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Police Chief of West Hazelton, PA charged by the FBI for criminal civil rights violation after he threatened a critical member of the public with false arrest.

Originally Posted by DOJ Press Release
SCRANTON- The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that Brian Buglio, age 45, of Lattimer Mines, Pennsylvania, was charged in a criminal information on May 27, 2021, with a civil rights violation.

According to Acting United States Bruce D. Brandler, the information alleges that Buglio, the Chief of Police for the West Hazleton Police Department, threatened a private citizen with criminal charges, in retaliation for social media posts created by the private citizen that were critical of Buglio and of the West Hazleton Police Department.
https://www.justice.gov/usao-mdpa/pr...ghts-violation

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A month later, Chief Buglio told that him to meet him at the police department. Federal authorities say that's when he threatened DeLorenzo with charges, even though the chief admitted there was no merit to those charges.

"I said to Brian, 'Why are you doing this?' He goes, 'Well, you like to post fake things and fake stories about me so, I could make up a fake arrest and put you in jail.'"
https://www.wnep.com/article/news/lo...f-983010150429
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Originally Posted by SuburbanTurkey View Post
Police Chief of West Hazelton, PA charged by the FBI for criminal civil rights violation after he threatened a critical member of the public with false arrest.



https://www.justice.gov/usao-mdpa/pr...ghts-violation



https://www.wnep.com/article/news/lo...f-983010150429
Whatís the point of being a chief if you canít use it to intimidate those you donít like?
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