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More than 1,500 drivers in Albemarle County rolled down their windows on St. Patrick's night at three sobriety checkpoints targeting partiers who shouldn't have gotten behind the wheel.

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Dude

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You mean while the fireman are sleeping and grilling out on their decks at the firehouse? Yes they have a dangerous job. Notice all the negative comments on here about the police? How many negative comments do you see about firefighters? Hardly any, but the police have to fight with people and get shot at. You don't hear about that do you?
No, while they're going through houses and buildings that are on fire.

Why do you think that there are so many negative comments about police?

Not many, I wonder why?

You mean while they're running DUI checkpoints?
Someone didn't read about that Culpeper cop that shot that woman...

two can play this game.
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If I had to choose a less dangerous profession of the two, I would choose cop. Firemen never know if they are going home at the end of their shift. And their cooking out on the deck is no different than cops sitting in donut shops, restaurants and Starbucks for an hour or two all the time. Next time you see 3 or 4 police cars at a Starbucks, pull over and watch how long they sit around goofing off.
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Facts from 2011, twice as many cops killed as fireman

Cops killed 173

http://articles.cnn.com/2011-12-28/us/us_law-...

Fireman killed 87

http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/ffmem/ffmem_results...
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Really dude its not the US GUARD is out there or they are tsa taking grandmoms depends off. But your right about how they could easly just drove 29 and raked in a pile of dui's
It is still a shakedown, they just call it something else, so sheep will see no harm in it. Why do you care if the TSA makes a Granny do a strip, or feels up your girlfriend, people have to be safe, come on man.
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It is still a shakedown, they just call it something else, so sheep will see no harm in it. Why do you care if the TSA makes a Granny do a strip, or feels up your girlfriend, people have to be safe, come on man.
Maybe you right, just get them the old fashion way. Pull them over smell booze do test then hook or send on way
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Maybe you right, just get them the old fashion way. Pull them over smell booze do test then hook or send on way
How many illegals went through these checkpoints and were allowed to go on their merry way? You will never know the answer to that one, they don't even bother to count anymore. The only thing the local authorities care about is whether or not they pay their fines, and trust me they do, like it is part of their religion. It is ALL about the $$$$$$, don't be foolish enough to think otherwise.
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Facts from 2011, twice as many cops killed as fireman
Cops killed 173
http://articles.cnn.com/2011-12-28/us/us_law-...
Fireman killed 87
http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/ffmem/ffmem_results...
I don't think it's fair to count all the cops who killed themselves with their own reckless driving. And this usually accounts to 33% to 45% of all cop deaths per year. I saw an Albemarle county cop come by Walmart on Saturday night going about 100 mph northbound. He was responding to a pedestrian struck near the Greene County line. A state trooper was already on the scene and the county cop had no business whatsoever driving so fast. The thrill of the blue light, "go fast" and siren gets many cops killed. It's their own fault.
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As painful as it may be to discuss or acknowledge, here is a link to an example of a cop who killed himself. The job didn't kill him, his own driving did. Notice the total destruction of the patrol car in this video. It was hauled away in 3 or 4 pieces. The elderly couple he ran into are lucky they weren't killed by this trooper's driving.

His past driving record with the state police was horrendous. This was about the fourth wreck he has had in state police vehicles in about 2 years.

http://www.lawofficer.com/video/news/raw-vide...
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Gullibles Travels wrote:
If I had to choose a less dangerous profession of the two, I would choose cop. Firemen never know if they are going home at the end of their shift. And their cooking out on the deck is no different than cops sitting in donut shops, restaurants and Starbucks for an hour or two all the time. Next time you see 3 or 4 police cars at a Starbucks, pull over and watch how long they sit around goofing off.
So firefighters are the only ones who don't know if they're going home at the end of their shift? Are you really that stupid? I mean, apparently you are because you wrote that ignorant comment. How many times do you see just one firefighter on a scene fighting a fire? Any fire? And on the other side of that...how many times do you see just one cop fighting a person? And I know, I know, people are going to say that they always see a bunch of cops at one call or one traffic stop or something like that. Big deal! All the people on here bashing cops are either people who were once cops and got fired/forced to resign, or just couldn't take it.(Not to mention the fact that it takes a firefighter upwards of 6 months to go through a basic school....to do what? Put out a fire? Seriously? A 3 year old with a garden hose can put out a fire, how hard is it to do?) And seeing 4 police cars at Starbucks for an hour or two at a time and thinking they are wasting your money is absolutely no different than the fact that the city fire department has 3, going on 4, stations FULL of people who, for the majority of their shift do NOTHING but sit around and goof off. You don't see the fire trucks out riding around actively looking for fires, do you? Who do you see taking a proactive stance? The cops. So all of you who want to bad mouth the cops, go ahead, call the firefighters the next time somebody steals something of yours, or breaks into your house, see how much of a response you get from them.
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seriously people?

You all should be ashamed of yourselves.

There are good cops and good firefighters, and there are bad of each, too. Good cops and good firefighters should be commended alike.
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..... call the firefighters the next time somebody steals something of yours, or breaks into your house, see how much of a response you get from them.
I bet the firemen would come faster.

The last breakin in this area, the resident had to shoot the intruder. How much of a response did the resident get from the police? See link....

http://www.nbc29.com/story/17190561/man-shot-...

I once heard a joke. I think it was a joke. I often wonder if it was a joke or a true story though. A man calls 911 and reports his tool shed has been broken into and the suspect was still inside. 911 told him they didn't have anybody available, but they would get somebody there as quick as they could. The man called 911 back a few minutes later and reported he had shot the suspect. 4 or 5 cops showed up with a minute or two. When asked where the shooting victim was, the man said he was still in the tool shed stealing stuff. The police said, "I thought you said you shot him?" The man said, "And I thought you told me you didn't have anybody available to respond!"
bong hits for breakfast

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how much weed does he has?
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Really?? Really?? Are we down to comparing Cops to Firefighters?? Grow up!
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everyone on here complaining would do well to remember their position on cops the next time they call 911 for police assistance. As a matter of fact, the next time you call for one...be sure to tell him/her what you think of them before you ask for their help. I think you will like their response.
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I don't think it's fair to count all the cops who killed themselves with their own reckless driving. And this usually accounts to 33% to 45% of all cop deaths per year. I saw an Albemarle county cop come by Walmart on Saturday night going about 100 mph northbound. He was responding to a pedestrian struck near the Greene County line. A state trooper was already on the scene and the county cop had no business whatsoever driving so fast. The thrill of the blue light, "go fast" and siren gets many cops killed. It's their own fault.
The fact that you know that there was a trooper on scene at that very moment says one of two things about you. One-you are some wannabe cop with a scanner...probably with some unmarked auction baught old cop car...enough said. or Two - you are a cop, so you knew what was going on anyway. If this is the case.....do other cops like you? I'm guessing they don't.
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They need to arrest every one of those irish drunks and deport them back to ireland!
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The fact that you know that there was a trooper on scene at that very moment says one of two things about you. One-you are some wannabe cop with a scanner...probably with some unmarked auction baught old cop car...enough said. or Two - you are a cop, so you knew what was going on anyway. If this is the case.....do other cops like you? I'm guessing they don't.
If an alcoholic goes out here, speeds, hits a tree and kills himself, people say he got what he deserved. If a teenager goes out here, drag races on public highways and kills himself, people say he got what he deserved. I say if a cop speeds beyond the limitations of his skill and vehicle, and kills himself, he should not be included as some cop killed in the line of duty. What's so hard to understand about this? Do other cops feel the same? I don't know, I don't care. Do I have an old auctioned off cop car? No, they stink of piss and vomit too much. Do I have a scanner? Yes, have one in every vehicle I own, and several at home. I stand by my original statement, if a trooper was already on scene, speeding to the scene was not necessary by other cops. They only endangered other motorists on the public highways. But I bet it sure was fun playing the loud siren and blue lights game for them. It's one of the perks of the job, get to drive extremely fast legally. But crashing while driving extremely fast and splitting their car in half, like a Virginia state trooper did recently, does not make them a hero.

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