Does a cop or anyone really have to be trained not to do this? And what was that other cop mirking about? Where do people like these come from?

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    Feb 13, 2008 4:56 AM GMT
    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2008/02/12/deeson.fl.disabled.man.dumped.wtsp
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    Feb 13, 2008 7:41 AM GMT
    SUCH ASSHOLES
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    Feb 13, 2008 2:54 PM GMT
    News coverage of possible legal action ...

    http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2008/02/13/hostin.wheelchair.update.cnn

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    Feb 13, 2008 4:42 PM GMT
    WOW. Clearly an abuse of authority and some serious lack of judgement, training, and overall common sense. I hope he does seek legal consueling in a matter like this for principal alone and those three cops should be ashamed of themselves.
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    Feb 13, 2008 5:01 PM GMT
    Wow, that's messed up. Here is the full video: http://www.propagandamatrix.com/articles/february2008/130208Wheelchair.htm

    Detention Deputy Charlette Marshall-Jones, 44, has worked in the county's jail system for 22 years, and suffers from cronick bunions and hemroids.

    How you during?
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    Feb 13, 2008 5:18 PM GMT
    Appalling!
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    Feb 13, 2008 5:23 PM GMT
    Aweful! I wonder what he said to her prior to being dumped on the ground.
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    Feb 13, 2008 5:28 PM GMT
    "NO DON'T, PLEASE, OH GOD, MAKE WAY FLOOR, I'M COMIN!"

    funny....ok, I'm not evil, but guys...you're in the drunk tank or you're a rookie police officer or even an older officer and you see some shit like that!?

    How can any of you fault the officer who laughed? I could fault the officer who dumped the wheelchair, but I gotta be honest. If I was there, ofcourse I would have hid my face all demure like, but I would have laughed.

    That poor guy, he doesn't even know when he has wood, terrible.
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    Feb 13, 2008 5:34 PM GMT
    In my experience, cops usually aren't the brightest bulbs in the lamp...
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    Feb 13, 2008 5:46 PM GMT
    Cops are just like anyone else, there are some really good dedicated ones, then there are...

    I hope the Sheriffs malpractice insurance is up to date, that is going to be one seriously BIG check.

    Its interesting - when you study the baseline psychological/psychiatric profiles of most cops, they are incredibly similar to the profiles of most criminals.

    As a matter of fact, a study was done (UCLA) about 20+ years ago that found that a large percentage of the 'best' cops had been in minor legal trouble as teenagers and prior to becoming cops.
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    Feb 13, 2008 5:46 PM GMT
    GuiltyGear said "NO DON'T, PLEASE, OH GOD, MAKE WAY FLOOR, I'M COMIN!"

    funny....ok, I'm not evil, but guys...you're in the drunk tank or you're a rookie police officer or even an older officer and you see some shit like that!?

    How can any of you fault the officer who laughed? I could fault the officer who dumped the wheelchair, but I gotta be honest. If I was there, ofcourse I would have hid my face all demure like, but I would have laughed.

    That poor guy, he doesn't even know when he has wood, terrible.


    How can any of you fault the officer who laughed? ..... icon_eek.gif

    GG, think about this again.
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    Feb 13, 2008 5:53 PM GMT
    vid including Today Show interview with the fellow in the chair...btw, he's cute!

    http://www.tbo.com/video/xml/MGB51QM3MCF.html
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    Feb 13, 2008 7:25 PM GMT
    There are countless bad cops.

    It's a job that has to be done, but, the screening isn't adequate.

    Both the wheel chair (deplorable) and the skate board kid, in recent days, show how they are.

    Some..many...are good...but, many are corrupt, insecure, and just plain icky folks.
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    Feb 13, 2008 7:48 PM GMT
    What the fuck is wrong with people, more importanly the system, these days? Can't even trust, or be knowledgable enough, that a paraplegic could drive a vehicle! Did they just find those people in offices and slapped badges on them, hoping for something right to come out of it? I swear, someone should be suing that city and sheriff's department.
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    Feb 13, 2008 7:52 PM GMT
    I'd just love to hear the statement from the bitch that dumped him. I mean seriously! Is she mentally handicapped?
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    Feb 13, 2008 8:04 PM GMT
    Well, actually RuBY, there was a case where a guy sued a police dept because they rejected him because he scored TOO HIGH on the test.

    Apparently, the job is boring. So they dont take people who are too smart because they would get bored and leave soon after training.

    AND THE COURT AGREED WITH THE POLICE ... icon_eek.gif
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    Feb 13, 2008 8:12 PM GMT
    I don't really respect the police as is and they went down quite a few notches. It took the cops almost an hour to respond when I had a home invasion (I was in the apartment). Then the guy was more interested in searching my place for drugs. Yet when my car broke down in the left turn lane Deputy Doohigey was right there to harrass me.

    If they'd pay the police more, and tightened their requirements they'd get better quality people into law enforcement.
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    Feb 13, 2008 8:16 PM GMT
    Runnin, if you need someone to stay in your apt and protect you, give me a cal...wait... you're 6'4"... icon_eek.gif ...forget it...too tall




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    Feb 13, 2008 8:32 PM GMT
    Here's an article on the guy that was too bright to be a cop. http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_56314.html

    Ironically, he ended up working as a prison guard.icon_lol.gif

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    Feb 13, 2008 11:30 PM GMT
    It's easy to fault the cop who laughed.
    He was there and watched the whole thing go down (no pun intendted) and didn't really do anything to help the situation and on top of that laughed at the misfortune of a man who was pretty much helpless in this situation and just walked away.

    Wearing that uniform doesn't give him the right to such a thing and should've stepped in to help prevent what happened instead of walking up, smirking, and then leaving. At best he could've at least helped the guy up.
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    Feb 14, 2008 12:14 AM GMT
    Cops are here to Prosecute us NOT protect us.
    There is alot more that goes on without our knowlege, stuff we as Americans could not phathom.
    A police officer is a glorified criminal.
    I firmly HATE cops. The whole system needs to be rebuilt from the ground up and all police officers need to be shot.. I mean laid off..aww, screw it- SHOT!
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    Feb 14, 2008 12:30 AM GMT
    MikeAlva saidCops are here to Prosecute us NOT protect us.
    There is alot more that goes on without our knowlege, stuff we as Americans could not phathom.
    A police officer is a glorified criminal.
    I firmly HATE cops. The whole system needs to be rebuilt from the ground up and all police officers need to be shot.. I mean laid off..aww, screw it- SHOT!


    This is a little extreme and I hope we don't see you on the news shooting down cops. You can't say all cops are bad or dumb, some actually want to do good so lets not be critical of an entire community because they dress a certain way.

    I like to imagine that the guy said something to this effect:
    "Fat bitch of course I can't walk, you think I'd be sitting here if I could walk? You're just jealous I am sitting all day! Where did you get your weave?"

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    Feb 14, 2008 12:44 AM GMT
    Never trust a cop.
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    Feb 14, 2008 12:56 AM GMT
    Oh Kevin. You make me laugh icon_lol.gif

    MikeAlvaCops are here to Prosecute us NOT protect us.
    There is alot more that goes on without our knowlege, stuff we as Americans could not phathom.
    A police officer is a glorified criminal.
    I firmly HATE cops. The whole system needs to be rebuilt from the ground up and all police officers need to be shot.. I mean laid off..aww, screw it- SHOT!


    Ironically enough, who do you call when there's a problem like say when you get mugged or carjacked? Everyone hates a cop until they need one. The actions of a few should not be used to judge the majority as a whole. There is nothing glorified about a cop and if it seems that way then we have only ourselves to blame because we put them there.

    I'm not saying you're wrong in thought or that I'm right. I'm just saying in this case those particular cops presented themselves as unprofessional and are unworthy to wear that uniform and shouldn't be used to judge those who actually do their jobs right.
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    Feb 14, 2008 1:05 AM GMT
    We could be seeing the "Lucifer Effect."

    "The “Lucifer Effect” describes the point in time when an ordinary, normal person first crosses the boundary between good and evil to engage in an evil action. It represents a transformation of human character that is significant in its consequences. Such transformations are more likely to occur in novel settings, in “total situations,” where social situational forces are sufficiently powerful to overwhelm, or set aside temporally, personal attributes of morality, compassion, or sense of justice and fair play."
    http://www.lucifereffect.com/

    The Prison Experiment
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucifer_effect
    In the year 1971, Zimbardo accepted a tenured position as professor of psychology at Stanford University. There he conducted the infamous Stanford prison experiment, in which 24 normal college students were randomly assigned to be "prisoners" or "guards" in a mock prison located in the basement of the psychology building at Stanford (three additional college students were selected as alternates, but did not participate in the experiment).

    The students quickly began acting out their roles, with "guards" becoming sadistic and "prisoners" showing extreme passivity and depression. Prisoners and guards rapidly adapted to their roles, stepping beyond the boundaries of what had been predicted and leading to dangerous and psychologically damaging situations. One-third of the guards were judged to have exhibited "genuine" sadistic tendencies, while many prisoners were emotionally traumatized and two had to be removed from the experiment early.

    Ethical concerns surrounding the famous experiment often draw comparisons to the Milgram experiment, which was conducted in 1961 at Yale University by Stanley Milgram, Zimbardo's former high school friend.