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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    You might want to ask Senators Cruz and Paul, since they're the ones who brought up demilitarization of the police,
    catering to that wing of ther Libertarians .
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    How is demilitarization of the police supposed to work? Give them BB guns, or what?
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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Which cops are you referring to?

    Please read the OP
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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    There was tremendous support for two cops getting gunned down? Can't say I'm surprised.
    Don't be a wiseguy X. You know what I was saying.
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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    It makes total sense in every cop hating thread here. I'm just letting you all know that I get it.
    You do realize it's possible to express your frustration and even anger of the behavior of a single member of a group without having condemned every other member of that group as well. Don't you?
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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    You have advocated the actions of the cops who broke the law.
    If posting something angry on social media is breaking the law, there are lots of criminals on this very forum.


    You have advocated the withdrawal of services of every cop in the US which would lead to nationwide riots, looting, murders and mayhem in a selfish and petty respnse to two cops being justifiably fired.

    And yes, the last time I looked, every citizen in American is an innocent until PROVEN guilty fine, upstanding citizen.....unless you're black, ugly and happen to get shot by a cop. Then you are a "thug", "thief" and all manner of **** the NRA/Cops are gods crowd has been spewing since this thing broke.

    In future, it would be best to read and understand all of what I've posted before replying.
    Since you all don't believe there should be any basic minimum standard of conduct toward them that the police should expect, why should they stick around risking anything for folks who don't give a ****?
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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    Police officers have extraordinary powers that can be easily abused, and if an officer makes statements on the internet like the one did, then he should not be on the force. The one that said F You should have been disciplined and a review done to see if he could stay on the force with counseling to help him deal with the pressures that the riots put on him. Maybe that was done, and he chose to maintain his position. I don't know.

    However, many of the officers in that town seem to me to be good public servants that did their job and wanted to help not harm. Hell, even some the black citizens took up positions to defend stores from the looters and confronted them with the same language and disdain as the officer that said F You. Videos of them doing so are all over the internet, yet we harp on one guy that lost his temper, was obviously scared and used a politically incorrect term. Again, I don't know what happened with that guy. Maybe he maintained that attitude, and maybe even has had that attitude for years - if so he needed to go, but if not, this was too harsh to ruin a career over.
    It's symptomatic of a larger problem. That's why it's getting alot of attention. People are also sick and tired of having their legitimate concerns minimized and so easily forgiven. We SHOULD hold cops to higher standards
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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Please read the OP
    So, saying something inappropriate is a crime, now?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    Quote Originally Posted by NIMBY View Post
    You might want to ask Senators Cruz and Paul, since they're the ones who brought up demilitarization of the police,
    catering to that wing of ther Libertarians .
    I want YOUR opinion on how it's going to work. What about the, "militarized", police don't you approve of?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Yep, any displays of humanity while wearing a badge makes you a worthless waste of oxygen. Maybe if we're lucky, they'll do the honorable thing, right? When was the last time someone expressed sadness over a cop losing his/her life or acknowledging a job well done? Actually, getting away from law enforcement is probably the best thing to happen to them. I swear they should all just walk off the job since almost nobody gives a **** about what happens to them anyway.
    Yeah, those were my first thoughts as well. But I'm sure some of them have families to support and this would be a blow. The worthless protesters and in particular the idiot who folks here try to call a journalist, if only they were the ones to suffer the negative consequences.

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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    Don't be a smartass X. You know what I was saying.
    Sorry, you're right. I know what you meant.

    Quote Originally Posted by opendebate View Post
    You do realize it's possible to express your frustration and even anger of the behavior of a single member of a group without having condemned every other member of that group as well. Don't you?
    Yes I do. Here's the thing. I've interacted with a lot of cops. They say things to each other that would be pretty offensive to some. I just disagree with criminalizing that or tossing them on the junk heap for having human emotion. I've seen more than one cop choke up a little upon describing some particularly bad crime scene (usually involving children). According to many here, that display of emotion/humanity means they're not worthy of a badge. I just think that's bull****.
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