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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Just because you've deemed these people wastes of life it does not give the police the authority to be abusive, to point weapons at unarmed people etc. if the cops can't control their anger they shouldn't have access to weapons. I know if I pointed my handgun at an unarmed person and threatened to kill them it would rightfully be taken away from me forever and I'd be locked up. Why the double standard for cops?
    So you equate you walking up to someone on the street you don't know and pointing a firearm at them to..... being called out to the scene where people are robbing and shooting other people as the same thing?
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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    So you equate you walking up to someone on the street you don't know and pointing a firearm at them to..... being called out to the scene where people are robbing and shooting other people as the same thing?
    As far as I know the protester the cop pointed his weapon at and threatened to shoot had broken no laws nor was that individual threatening the cop.
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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    As far as I know the protester the cop pointed his weapon at and threatened to shoot had broken no laws nor was that individual threatening the cop.
    That was not my point. My point was that the comparison made above was completely ignorant. I do believe the cop should be disciplined, but I think firing him was a bit to far.
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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    That was not my point. My point was that the comparison made above was completely ignorant. I do believe the cop should be disciplined, but I think firing him was a bit to far.
    Why is it ignorant? If anything the cop should be treated more harshly because he's an agent of the state who abused his authority.
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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    Quote Originally Posted by Gaius46 View Post
    Why is it ignorant? If anything the cop should be treated more harshly because he's an agent of the state who abused his authority.
    Or.... he had a human reaction to an azzhole.... But again, cops cant be human.. They should be cyborgs with absolutely no emotion.
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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

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    Or.... he had a human reaction to an azzhole.... But again, cops cant be human.. They should be cyborgs with absolutely no emotion.

    There is no room for anger in law enforcement. Cops who cannot keep their anger in check need to find different careers - ones where their anger won't get people killed or lives ruined.
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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents

    Quote Originally Posted by mac View Post
    Still think only the police should have guns? That is the liberal position, isn't it?
    Don't lie and try to put words in my mouth. I have never said anything even remotely close to that. I happen to have a concealed carry license, and own guns. The only thing I have ever said is that background checks are needed.
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    Re: Police officer resigns, another is fired after Ferguson incidents[W:76]

    The relationship between the police and the residents in Ferguson has been forever poisoned.
    The only solution is to fire all the police there including the chief and disband the department.
    Then hire all new police officers and start a new department as was done in the nearby town of Jennings a few years ago.
    Wilson will understand ...
    He was one of them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Capster78 View Post
    Agree completely. An officer let how he felt in a tense situation slip out. Did he shoot anyone, did he assault anyone? No! I dispised a lot of people I use to sell Flooring to, but I did not go out back with their flooring and slice it all up with a carpet knife. To me, this is a knee jerk overreaction by the police department. It also shows they don't really care about how a tense situation could potentially effect their officers emotionally.
    I bet you didn't tell the people you sold flooring to to go **** themselves, like this officer did.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    OK I was gone from the board for 2 weeks and thus I haven't seen all the posts regarding Ferguson. However, as far as I can tell, in all the posts on DP about all the things that happened in Ferguson no one has posted even a word about the officers who went home after their duty shift and baked batches of cookies and handed them out to protesters the next day.
    I think they should have gotten store-bought cookies...homemade cookies have to many germs. Yuck.


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