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Since: Jan 10

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#91661 Sep 18, 2013
Mister Tonka wrote:
If music gets her violent, she's already gone
"Her body moves with malice."

~Elvis Costello, "Beyond Belief"

Toj

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Since: Jul 12

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#91662 Sep 18, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
Cop or swat team guy lifted the sheet covering Whitney Houston's body and made comments about how she still looked good at her age. SOmeone filed a formal complaint and he got removed from his position (the complainer did).
Okay, yes, it was insensitive to lift the sheet and make those comments, but I can't imagine filing a complaint and taking it even further at this point:
http://www.twincities.com/breakingnews/ci_241...
Here's the thing. No one would have known until he opened his mouth. If the scene was contaminated by the sheet being lifted, then yes he should have said something. If not, he should have STFU. His big mouth made it insensitive since otherwise no one would have known.

Since: Jan 10

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#91663 Sep 18, 2013
Toj wrote:
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Here's the thing. No one would have known until he opened his mouth. If the scene was contaminated by the sheet being lifted, then yes he should have said something. If not, he should have STFU. His big mouth made it insensitive since otherwise no one would have known.
Yeah, I figure this guy is making a bigger stink than necessary (I supposed because he's not happy they demoted him, which I udnerstand being upset over). I figure, those dealing with dead bodies and violence have a gallows humor and have hardened themselves to the daily onslaught of horrific things they have to see and discover. I am not going to slam them for not being as "sensitive" as we in the general public might want them to be.

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#91664 Sep 18, 2013
You know, the police have become very agressive and militaristic since 9/11/2991.
I could never be a cop. What a rotten job.

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#91665 Sep 18, 2013
You know what I mean, 2001.

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#91666 Sep 18, 2013
I think many of them have personality defects.

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Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#91667 Sep 18, 2013
I have said it before and I will say it again. The police are a necessary evil.

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Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#91668 Sep 18, 2013
They hand out tickets left and right.
It has next to nothing to do with safety and everything to do with revenue.
I'm just sayin' they create more enemies than it's worht out of piddly ass stuff, and one day whne the chips are down they're not going to get the help they need.

Since: Jan 10

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#91669 Sep 18, 2013
I think too often, cops resort to the taser when they used to use physical force. We've had people here die of a heart attack from the taser -- one guy died just sitting in his car. Yes, you should do what the cops tell you to do. But cops often give ILLEGAL commands, and I can't fault someone who knows their rights for resisting such orders. But if it means getting the taser, geez, I don't know, I think I'd do wahtever a cop told me to do. Then sue later if he violated my rights?

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#91670 Sep 18, 2013
Yeah, the Wicked Witch of the West just gave me a tocket in my own driveway for going a few miles over the limit.
She had a trap set, F#$@#kin Witch.

Since: Jan 10

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#91671 Sep 18, 2013
Eh, I don't know, I'm fine with them issuing tickets for stuff to earn revenue. THeir budgets have been slashed. THe good ol' days of it being standard operating procedure for cops to ride in pairs are over. I see that only in the roughest parts of the Twin Cities.

Since: Jan 10

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#91672 Sep 18, 2013
Ooh women cops. I wouldn't mess with 'em!

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#91673 Sep 18, 2013
I know their game.
They they pull over everyone they can and everyone gets a ticket. There are no more warnings given by the police.
Their real motives are that they need probable cause in their efforts to catch the big fish, but in the process they want as much money as they squeeze out of the public for even very minor offences.
I know full and well that witch would not have given her family members a ticket for the same thing I just did. Of course they profile and play favorites.
No one was even remotely in jeopardy by me going 5 over.

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#91674 Sep 18, 2013
She was in an unmarked car.
They won't even talk to you as they have already made their determinations.
Ans no, I am not going into court to tell the judge I had to go pee real badly. Like I said, I was 2 blocks from home when she saw me, and I pulled into my own driveway to stop.
But I stopped on the apron so her ass end would be han=ging out into traffic.
I live on a busy four-lane road.

My stepfather is attorney. I already know that the law is emotionless and that they use the public as their cash cow.

Since: Oct 12

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#91675 Sep 18, 2013
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
A very cool underwater sculpture, incorrectly described as honoring African slaves who were thrown overboard in Middle Passage, but it's still pretty neat:
http://thebicker.net/image/61547323282
John Pennecamp State Park...on one of the early Keys, on the way to Key West has a garden of all types of sculptures, among reefs and outrageous marine life, and much of it at snorkeling depths....A true bucket list item....lol...

Since: Oct 12

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#91676 Sep 18, 2013
loose cannon wrote:
They hand out tickets left and right.
It has next to nothing to do with safety and everything to do with revenue.
I'm just sayin' they create more enemies than it's worht out of piddly ass stuff, and one day whne the chips are down they're not going to get the help they need.
So, if the police's issueing ticket's isn't about safety.....if they stopped immediately, we would be safer? Would everyone subscribe to the what, Honor System?

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#91677 Sep 18, 2013
Gun tottin' witch with a high squeeky voice is what she is.
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Roselle, IL

#91678 Sep 18, 2013
loose cannon wrote:
Gun tottin' witch with a high squeeky voice is what she is.
Boss of YOU is what she is even though she moved on. Maybe you should too- s l o w l y....

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#91679 Sep 18, 2013
Can you tell I'm pissed?
The police get off on ruining people's day.
Not that mine is ruined, but nobody likes getting a citation.

It's about revenue and probable cause to catch bigger criminals.
You, the public, are disposable. Safety is seconary.

“On Deck”

Since: Aug 08

French Polynesia

#91680 Sep 18, 2013
Pellen,
Do you remember the Diane Master's case?
Her husband was an attorney who along with the Chief of Police from Willow Springs were convicted of her murder.
My step-dad knew Alan Masters, both being lawyers. And so did my mom. And I met him too.
He gave me the creeps.
The police found her body in the trunk of her car at the bottom of the Cal-Sag canal when they were dredging.
I always think about her when I think of or have trouble with the law.
Alan Masters died in prison.

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