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Tue Feb 9, 2016, 01:30 AM

Still believe that the police aren't a gang in everything but name?

Deputy Stephen Arnold was serving a warrant when he was shot. So the other cops loaded him into an ambulance, and like everyone else who is rushing to the Hospital, the Ambulance had to fight traffic the whole way. Not even close. The fellow members of the Thin Blue Li(n)e blocked traffic and gave the Ambulance a clear road all the way to the Hospital, and then the other cops hung out at the hospital to show their support for their brother officer.



Sheriff Newell Normand held a press conference at the Hospital. It was very telling. He was very angry at the people who had called into the morning radio shows discussing, and complaining about the police closing the roads to give the Ambulance a clear run.

http://www.wwltv.com/media/cinematic/video/79347858/

"God dammit wake up! What are we doing? Nobody's life is any more important than the others. We're just trying to save our own for chrissakes!

Yes sir, the lives of cops are more important. That's why we never see an ambulance escorted by police vehicles when Mom or Dad have a heart attack, or any of the civilians are shot. Frankly, we're astonished when one of the victims of police brutality in your city actually make it to the Hospital instead of the morgue. Normally they're taken to jail and left to suffer.

We're doing the people's work for the people's safety and I have to stare these people in the face when their son is all shot up.

The insensitivity is mind-boggling to me. We're all in this together. If you don't think this can touch your family. Talk to this family. I thought better of us."

http://wgno.com/2016/01/26/wounded-deputy-identified-sheriff-normand-hes-in-serious-condition/

Yes, if we don't all come together and flog ourselves in worship of the police why it's just a terrible tragedy.

Seriously. I don't want Arnold or anyone else shot. I don't want anyone killed. But some lives matter more, and those lives that matter the most are members of the Thin Blue Li(n)e gang. It's a gang. They take care of their own first. They care about their own, first. Anything that happens to the rest of us, comes a far distant second. I honestly wonder if civilians are viewed as combat casualties, or perhaps collateral damage.

Sheriff, the cops did show special favoritism to one of the deputies. A service denied to others was provided for Deputy Arnold. Why should the public be grateful that they got to observe yet another example of the two classes of people in the nation. Some animals are just more equal than other animals right?

I took a lot of grief in this thread, and this one, about how the cops were not a gang.

If they aren't a gang, then I'm sure you'll agree that the cops are at least a second cousin to a gang.

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Reply Still believe that the police aren't a gang in everything but name? (Original post)
SavannahMan Feb 2016 OP
eddiepina Feb 2016 #1
Let it go Feb 2016 #2
foia Feb 2016 #3
frankt8242 Feb 2016 #13
MeatSandwich Feb 2016 #15
safestuffer Feb 2016 #4
Bubba Feb 2016 #8
Sardis Feb 2016 #5
shortviking Feb 2016 #7
Sardis Feb 2016 #10
Dante CoD Feb 2016 #6
Daves Not Here Man Feb 2016 #9
USNRET1988 Feb 2016 #11
Jenny Fromdablock Feb 2016 #12
USNRET1988 Feb 2016 #14

Response to SavannahMan (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 01:33 AM

1. How do you define "gang?"

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Response to SavannahMan (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 01:37 AM

2. I'm glad they did it.

I have no idea why you think the word "gang" is appropriate.

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Response to SavannahMan (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 01:45 AM

3. Police have been known to give escorts to pregnant women in labor

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And other people who get pulled over for speeding when trying to get someone very ill to the hospital quickly.

And when off-duty as a side gig they escort funerals.

Do those people qualify as police "gang members?"

Police risk their lives daily in service to their communities. The officer in question was shot in the line of duty while attempting to serve a warrant. I don't have a problem with what his fellow officers did.

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Response to foia (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 09:55 AM

13. Sept 19, 1971...

 

My wife went into early labor at @ 7am..I was stopped for speeding on Rt 95 by a RI "statie" when he saw her condition, he simply said "follow me", turned his flashers on and headed straight up 95 at 80+mph right to the hospital..when we got there he simply said "good luck" and drove off..
My wife delivered my 2nd born daughter within 5 minutes of our arrival...We made the trip, which normally took @ 45 minutes in @ 30 minutes..Do the math...!!!
( and them , imagine, if you can, trying to deliver a baby by ones self in a VW Beetle..!!!)...

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Response to foia (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:23 PM

15. When I was a rookie, I hauled a pregnant women in the back of my patrol car at a speed somewhat

above the limit. The closest EMS unit was ten minutes away, and we just didn't have that kind of time. But feel free to call me and others that have served "Gang" members. It says much more about you, than it will ever say about us.

Edit: Sorry, this was meant for the OP, not you.

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Response to SavannahMan (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 01:51 AM

4. Nope, not even close

I'm sure I won't agree that the cops are a gang, or even second cousin to a gang.
This is a pretty pathetic example to post to try and support your premise. I support their decision to escort a fellow officer to the hospital.
Couldn't you at least find some real police corruption if you were going to write a bogus, anti police thread?

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Response to safestuffer (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 03:00 AM

8. Agreed. Good Post, Safe Stuffer.

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Response to SavannahMan (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:03 AM

5. Careful.

My brother is a police officer. I've watched him change over the years, but he still tries his best to do the next right thing. There are a few rotten apples, but my belief is that the majority of cops are there to protect us all.

Consider the alternative. Are you that much of a badass? We defer to police for a reason, it's part of the same reason that when men first began to congregate, they saw the need for a government. With government comes the need for enforcement. Either you buy into the Washington side of the argument, or the Jefffersonian side of the argument. Federalism or states rights. There are strengths and weaknesses on either side.

Don't broadbrush all cops with your vitriol. I don't know what your experience is. Mob rule won't benefit anyone, we are, after all, a nation of laws.

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Response to Sardis (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:53 AM

7. "we are, after all, a nation of laws" Tell that to police when bad cops aren't prosecuted.

 

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Response to shortviking (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 09:24 AM

10. That's one of the flaws in the system

To be fair, it happens in most jobs. It happened in mine. The lowest common denominator never gets what it deserves, if it did we'd all be stronger for it.

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Response to SavannahMan (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 02:06 AM

6. really? life is unfair

deal with it

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Response to SavannahMan (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 08:22 AM

9. A cops life is no more important than anyone else's.

But I can't get too worked up over this. Get him to the hospital and try to save his life. That ok.

I, of course, expect no such behavior from the pigs for myself or others for the most part. It's us against them

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Response to SavannahMan (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2016, 09:47 AM

12. My high school football team bus used to get this kind of escort all the time

No big deal.

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