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#91659
Sep 18, 2013
 
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...

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#91660
Sep 18, 2013
 
RedheadwGlasses wrote:
The same sculptor has some other very cool installations underwater:
http://www.underwatersculpture.com/
The page will automatically cycle through his photos. Neat stuff.
Incredible!

I loved "The Banker".

The sculptures are amazing! The detail, incredible.

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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"

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Sep 18, 2013
 

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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.

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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.

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#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.

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

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

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#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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#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.

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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?

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#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.

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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.

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

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#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.

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#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.

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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...

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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?

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

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