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LEO threatens innocent family...

Discussion in 'Legal' started by Autolycus, Oct 14, 2006.

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  1. Autolycus

    Autolycus Member

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    Here is the link to the article... http://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/lo...3oct13,0,1882488.story?coll=sfla-news-broward

    I am willing to bet that he gets off. Its nice to know that they are proffessionals and keep their cool.
     
  2. Trip20

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    Emphasis mine.

    You mean McCarthy, not "they," right? :rolleyes:
     
  3. Autolycus

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    I meant LEOs in a sarcastic tone. I have been feeling very anti-LEO lately. I havent gotten any tickets or stopped but just tired of double standards for cops and regular people.
     
  4. Trip20

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    Well, at least you admit it.

    But to put it in perspective for you; forming an opinion on all or most LEO due to a few jackasses, is the same as forming a bad opinion on all gun-owners because of a few jackass criminals.

    Cops deal with criminals all day. Ya think then, it would be fair for them to not support concealed carry due to their experience with criminals committing crimes with firearms? I don't think that'd be fair at all.
     
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  6. strambo

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    He shouldn't crucified in the court of public opinion before any investigation or charges. If the investigation establishes this as true, he should be fired and chared and convicted. Has the "ring" of truth to it, but only professional interviews of the family and any other witnesses can determine that.
     
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    Not a good enough excuse. CCW holders are not criminals. Criminal behavior and conceal carry are NOT related. More education is needed:banghead:
     
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    Ive arrested 3 CCW holders. Two for DUI. One male,one female and one for poss. of Methamphetamine. All had their gun with them at the time.
     
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    First of all, I wasn't making an excuse of any kind. Secondly, CCW holders have committed crimes, like it or not. Therefore, criminal behavior and concealed carry are plenty related; at least enough to make the point.

    At any rate, concealed carry was not the core of the comment - but you knew that. The point was a simple principal that the actions of a few shouldn't justify judgment on an entire group.

    You disagree with that principal? Say so.


    More reading comprehension is needed :banghead:
     
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    A good friend of mine who is a local cop, and has busted CCW holders, committing a variety of crimes. Some very recently. The most recent was one who got drunk and took a shot at his girlfriend, because she was going to leave him. Luckily he was so drunk he didn't hit her, and even more lucky his stray rounds didn't hit any innocent third parties.

    HOWEVER, that local cop and I would both agree that behavior is the exception for CCW holders, just like the alleged behavior of the LEO in this incident is the exception for cops. Unlike you I'm not naive, so I don't assume all cops are bad, or all CCW holders are bad, just because of the few exceptions. Also, because I'm not naive, I don't believe there aren't exceptions for both CCW holders and cops.
     
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    [SARCASM]Wow, I'm shocked. I never would have guessed you ever felt "very anti-LEO."[/SARCASM] :rolleyes:
     
  12. strambo

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    Heh, I thought you meant "H E doublehockeysticks" for both.:D My wife's late grandma always said "Liars go the hell"...or was it "Liars go to jail"?:uhoh: :confused:
     
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    I won't comment on the incident at this point, except to observe that an "unconstitutionally vague" area of the law might be involved here. :neener:
     
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    Exactly. I get clobbered for "LEO bashing" alot---even though I confine my "bashing" to one cop, in one situation.

    LEOs are collectively like any other large group of people. Some, good, some mediocre, and some bad. At age 51 I've had to deal with the police on numerous occasions, in a variety of circumstances, and would over all give them an A-. Most were great, a couple were bit rude, but OK, and none were really "bad".

    If this one particular cop did what they say, he should be punished. Whether or not he's a cop is less (but not entirely) relevant.
     
  15. Art Eatman

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    For the umpteenth time: There is no profession that does not have some percentage of idiots and incompetents. Engineering, medicine, law enforcement, pick one...

    This forum is NOT copbash.com.

    Given what the New England Journal of Medicine says about wrongful deaths in hospitals, what I've seen of lousy construction work, and how many bad-cop events there are, the cops come way out ahead.

    If you find some situation where it's obvious there is a pattern within some particular department, that's a different matter. If bad behavior is not only commonplace but hushed up, that's a matter for discussion. A random individual's weirdlies are not.

    Thread closed on account of boredom. Mine.

    Art
     
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