Kingston Police warn stolen gear coul...

Kingston Police warn stolen gear could lead to officer imposters

There are 37 comments on the WBIR-TV Knoxville story from Nov 26, 2012, titled Kingston Police warn stolen gear could lead to officer imposters. In it, WBIR-TV Knoxville reports that:

Detectives are in the business of cracking cases like robberies and thefts. On occasion those offenses hit a little closer to home and cause wider public safety concerns.

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mystified

Knoxville, TN

#1 Nov 26, 2012
This entire story reeks of unbelievable BS! Why would a police supply store not have a sophisticated alarm system? Why would this store have four THP Chaplain badges on hand? Don't badges have numbers anymore? How many chaplains does THP have? How long would it take to beat through a security door and how could so much noise go unnoticed? This store was located less than a mile from the sheriff's office and the police department. I bet Barney would be hot on the trail if donuts had been stolen...
yea

Herndon, VA

#2 Nov 29, 2012
this is why im against undercover work, or undercover cars. if a guy only has a uniform on and no marked car how do i know its legit
JWK

United States

#3 Dec 10, 2012
You got to understand something, it's not easy being a police officer. They have to do so much to protect you for low pay. They can't all be SUPERCOPS like you see in the movies. They work really hard & can't be everywhere at once. Any way they were moving from one place to another so don't jump the gun before you know all the fact. I know the owner & he would wouldn't just leave his door unsecure.
gmo

Knoxville, TN

#4 Dec 11, 2012
Let's see, the current chief of police got the city sued for beating up a firefighter over a floozy, a former assistant chief had a history of being taken in for domestic violence which was covered up, a former chief thought he needed to carry full-auto weapons on the street, the same chief got doped up and wrecked a cruiser after he was promoted out of the PD (why was he driving a cruiser at all then), there was that wholly unnecessary racial incident at the city park, etc.

You're right, they're not supercops. Keystone is more like it.

Too bad Don Knotts died.
JWK

United States

#5 Dec 11, 2012
You know if you think you can do any better job then the police officer can then go do it. Everyone thinks that they don't do enough try doing there job. Oh wait you can't, your too much of a chicken to become a cop. What do you do work at a fast food place. Where you take orders from the real heros.
gmo

Knoxville, TN

#6 Dec 11, 2012
Actually, I did the job. I didn't like it. I saw too much corruption, cowardice, perjury, nepotism, racism, etc. It didn't take long for me to start looking for honest work. I always heard, and now firmly believe, that a man too lazy to work will pick up either a Bible or a gun.
hmm

Oak Ridge, TN

#7 Dec 11, 2012
gmo wrote:
Actually, I did the job.
I call BS. This is coming from someone who is quite quick and adamant about belittling those in uniform? Yeah, okay. That or you couldn't handle it and was outed, or you were caught doing something you weren't suppose to be doing and now you're bitter.

Law enforcement and criminal justice careers are a vital aspect of our society; something that takes dedication, hard work, and among many other requirements.
well

Dallas, TX

#8 Dec 11, 2012
gmo wrote:
It didn't take long for me to start looking for honest work.
Are you saying that you weren't honest "working as a cop?" Interesting.

Honesty in working comes from the objective/subjective nature of the individual, not from those around him/her.

A "former cop" would know that.

Try again.
Oh Yes

Cumberland, MD

#9 Dec 11, 2012
gmo wrote:
Actually, I did the job. I didn't like it. I saw too much corruption, cowardice, perjury, nepotism, racism, etc. It didn't take long for me to start looking for honest work. I always heard, and now firmly believe, that a man too lazy to work will pick up either a Bible or a gun.
That rhetoric is used for defining criminals, not cops, genius.
gmo

Knoxville, TN

#11 Dec 11, 2012
hmm wrote:
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I call BS. This is coming from someone who is quite quick and adamant about belittling those in uniform? Yeah, okay. That or you couldn't handle it and was outed, or you were caught doing something you weren't suppose to be doing and now you're bitter.
Law enforcement and criminal justice careers are a vital aspect of our society; something that takes dedication, hard work, and among many other requirements.
Another nice ad hominem attack. Don't want face the issues? Then attack the character of the poster instead. Is that the only tactic you people know?

Uniforms do a poor job of hiding character flaws. It was the person who was corrupt, not the uniform. It was not the uniform threatening me for questioning the bribes or confiscation of dope that was pocketed and never turned in. It was not the uniform that was forcing young women to bargain to get out of a ticket. It was not the uniform setting the poor example, it was the person wearing it. It was the person in my uniform who was disgusted enough by the things I witnessed to move to another line of work. Small Towns seem to be the worst.

I did not get outed or caught at anything. Your speculating that I did tells me volumes about your personality and character, though.

You should be ashamed of your lack of principles, and , hopefully one day, it will come home to you.
hmm

Oak Ridge, TN

#12 Dec 11, 2012
gmo wrote:
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Another nice ad hominem attack. Don't want face the issues? Then attack the character of the poster instead. Is that the only tactic you people know?
Actually, it wasn't ad hominem. Try Again.
gmo wrote:
Uniforms do a poor job of hiding character flaws. It was the person who was corrupt, not the uniform. It was not the uniform threatening me for questioning the bribes or confiscation of dope that was pocketed and never turned in. It was not the uniform that was forcing young women to bargain to get out of a ticket. It was not the uniform setting the poor example, it was the person wearing it. It was the person in my uniform who was disgusted enough by the things I witnessed to move to another line of work. Small Towns seem to be the worst.
Then why are you clearly attacking the line of profession?

Shall we go back a re-quote what you've stated?
gmo wrote:
I did not get outed or caught at anything. Your speculating that I did tells me volumes about your personality and character, though.
You should be ashamed of your lack of principles, and , hopefully one day, it will come home to you.
You formulated all that from one post? Melodramatic much?
Grow up

Kingston, TN

#13 Dec 12, 2012
Well I for one think that we have a good police department in kingston. I think that our city has the most polite offices in the whole county. Kingston police department does alot of volunteer work to help thoughs in need, and not just for people that live in kingston but the whole county. Our officers also have alot more they have to do then other police departments. Kingston has more functions in the city then any other and the officers are always there. Over the years it seems like the city expects more from there officers other then regular police dutys, they have to be at fund raisers, city functions, parades, 4th july. Years ago our city use to take better care of its employees with the best benifits around, but not anymore. Now they expect more from all there city employees and now have the worst benefits in the whole county. Thats not only the police officer, but the fire department and street department. Its just sad to see what our city has come to. Now we have to waist money on a building that wasnt needed instead of our employees. But all together, we have the best police department in the county. I have spoke to several of our officers and other city employees over the years and they all are great people. So if you think you can do there job better then them, and you have a job that pays the same Im sure they will switch with you. You will discover that your not appreciated. I wouldt want there job regardless what it paid.
Wow

United States

#14 Dec 13, 2012
gmo wrote:
Actually, I did the job. I didn't like it. I saw too much corruption, cowardice, perjury, nepotism, racism, etc. It didn't take long for me to start looking for honest work. I always heard, and now firmly believe, that a man too lazy to work will pick up either a Bible or a gun.
I bet you are layed up on your fat ass living off the government. You really dont fool anyone!
Grow up

Kingston, TN

#15 Dec 13, 2012
No, unlike most people I work for a living and earn my paycheck
arkana

Harriman, TN

#16 Dec 17, 2012
hmm wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, it wasn't ad hominem. Try Again.
<quoted text>
Then why are you clearly attacking the line of profession?
Shall we go back a re-quote what you've stated?
<quoted text>
You formulated all that from one post? Melodramatic much?
RICO, you sorry b**tard! Quick making such an ass of yourself!
arkana

Harriman, TN

#17 Dec 17, 2012
well wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you saying that you weren't honest "working as a cop?" Interesting.
Honesty in working comes from the objective/subjective nature of the individual, not from those around him/her.
A "former cop" would know that.
Try again.
This is fun! It's like where's waldo, RICO edition!
hilarious bravo

Cambridge, MA

#18 Dec 22, 2012
JWK wrote:
Oh wait you can't, your too much of a chicken to become a cop. What do you do work at a fast food place. Where you take orders from the real heros.
who's trying to be a hero?

i'll tell you about cops, i was raised by one. he keeps tabs on my mother like she is a criminal. he checks the mileage of her car very often to see if she goes where she says she goes. he checks the thermostat in the house to make sure the temp is what he said it should be. he has told outright lies to his wife but is still the one giving orders. in short, he is always right, he is a dictator, and thinks he is suppose to be for some reason, probably because the force ingrained it in his brain. he didnt show hardly any emotion even when his dad passed away

when he comes home he can barely communicate, but is always able to tell you what you're doing wrong. when he does finally talk, you can hear the deep hatred he has for life and society in general in his voice.

he has spent more time trying to control society than he has trying to love and raise his own family. his life is his job, which he still complains about from time to time

overall he is an emotionless dictator with a grudge against society. he always trusts what the government says because they pay him. basically he hates society and is going to do something about it, legally, whether if it's his place or not

in short he helped propogate a feeling of hatred and fear in our family

everyone at work thinks he's awesome, a good family man, but it's all a show to help his own image. i would know.

these are your heroes

his buddies at work think he's great too
news watcher

Oak Ridge, TN

#19 Dec 22, 2012
hilarious bravo wrote:
<quoted text>

i'll tell you about cops, i was raised by one. he keeps tabs on my mother like she is a criminal.
because all cops are the same so its okayy for u to label em all bad becuase of one? riiiight..thanks for sharing ur life story but not all are like that
hilarious bravo

Cambridge, MA

#20 Jan 5, 2013
news watcher wrote:
<quoted text>
because all cops are the same so its okayy for u to label em all bad becuase of one? riiiight..thanks for sharing ur life story but not all are like that
it wasnt really my life story, it was the tip of the iceberg, mainly what the spouse went through

aspiring officers have to possess a certain mentality to function in these roles. it is usually the military or stiff-upper lip types. ones that dont take any back talk

you can already observe that they think of themselves as heroes. why?

Since: Jan 13

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#21 Jan 5, 2013
Grow up wrote:
Well I for one think that we have a good police department in kingston. I think that our city has the most polite offices in the whole county. Kingston police department does alot of volunteer work to help thoughs in need, and not just for people that live in kingston but the whole county. Our officers also have alot more they have to do then other police departments. Kingston has more functions in the city then any other and the officers are always there. Over the years it seems like the city expects more from there officers other then regular police dutys, they have to be at fund raisers, city functions, parades, 4th july. Years ago our city use to take better care of its employees with the best benifits around, but not anymore. Now they expect more from all there city employees and now have the worst benefits in the whole county. Thats not only the police officer, but the fire department and street department. Its just sad to see what our city has come to. Now we have to waist money on a building that wasnt needed instead of our employees. But all together, we have the best police department in the county. I have spoke to several of our officers and other city employees over the years and they all are great people. So if you think you can do there job better then them, and you have a job that pays the same Im sure they will switch with you. You will discover that your not appreciated. I wouldt want there job regardless what it paid.
Yet another one. Where did you learn to spell, Kingston?

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