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   Newtown police force gets Christmas Day off. Cops from nearby communities step in

25 Dec 2012 01:43 PM   |   7485 clicks   |   Newser
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Godscrack     
Police should not be taking any time off from that town. Especially after what just happened. Shame on them.

What if those NRA guys come back and hit another school?

25 Dec 2012 11:23 AM
SilentStrider    [TotalFark]  
Wow. Thats... Awesome. Deserved hero tag.

25 Dec 2012 11:42 AM
PhiloeBedoe    [TotalFark]  
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Oh, I'm glad they're getting something, they've had a hell of a time...

25 Dec 2012 12:11 PM
BravadoGT    [TotalFark]  

SilentStrider: Wow. Thats... Awesome. Deserved hero tag.


How exactly are the Newton cops "heroes?"

25 Dec 2012 12:16 PM
cameroncrazy1984    [TotalFark]  

BravadoGT: SilentStrider: Wow. Thats... Awesome. Deserved hero tag.

How exactly are the Newton cops "heroes?"


Considering this happened in Newtown, I have no idea.

25 Dec 2012 12:20 PM
Weaver95     

BravadoGT: SilentStrider: Wow. Thats... Awesome. Deserved hero tag.

How exactly are the Newton cops "heroes?"


a hero is someone who does their job even when they'd rather just pack it in and call it a day.  these guys couldn't stop the horrible massacre at the school, nobody could..but they've gotta be feeling like crap just the same.  instead of the usual christmas prep of parties and excited kids the cops have had to review the scene of a mass murder, write reports on the dead kids, and help clean up the mess afterwards.  then there was the funerals to attend, explanations to be made (because you always have to explain these sorts of things to someone who just doesn't understand), and the national media monday morning quarterbacking the whole town.

And despite all that, they did it.  they got up every day, gulped down coffee...and took pictures of dead kids, drew diagrams of the bodies, and wrote up reports based on evidence gathered.  then they went and patrolled the town and faced the public.  being a small town, the cops likely knew the families.  there is no way this could have been easy for them to do.  it takes a toll.  one that most cops probably wouldn't talk about even if you asked 'em.

that's heroic.  doing the job even when you'd rather just say 'f*ck it' and walk away disgusted with humanity and live on an island by yourself.

25 Dec 2012 12:47 PM
kxs401    [TotalFark]  
I cannot imagine how horrific it must have been to respond to that scene. Having to see and deal with the bodies of 20 dead 6 year olds? I'm really happy that they get to spend Christmas with their loved ones.

25 Dec 2012 01:10 PM
duffblue     
A hero is somebody who does his job even when he doesn't want to. Thanks Weaver95 for clearing that up. I guess we can consider the soldiers marching the Jews into the gas chambers heroes because they were just doing their job, even though they didn't want to.

25 Dec 2012 01:37 PM
twobux    [TotalFark]  

BravadoGT: SilentStrider: Wow. Thats... Awesome. Deserved hero tag.

How exactly are the Newton cops "heroes?"


There's always one douchebag in every crowd. Merry Christmas.

25 Dec 2012 01:45 PM
SilentStrider    [TotalFark]  

duffblue: A hero is somebody who does his job even when he doesn't want to. Thanks Weaver95 for clearing that up. I guess we can consider the soldiers marching the Jews into the gas chambers heroes because they were just doing their job, even though they didn't want to.



Merry Christmas.

25 Dec 2012 01:46 PM
Tumunga     

cameroncrazy1984: BravadoGT: SilentStrider: Wow. Thats... Awesome. Deserved hero tag.

How exactly are the Newton cops "heroes?"

Considering this happened in Newtown, I have no idea.


To me, it seems like they dropped the ball on that one. Instead of a day off, sounds like there should be some remedial training going on.

25 Dec 2012 01:47 PM
StrandedInAZ     

twobux: BravadoGT: SilentStrider: Wow. Thats... Awesome. Deserved hero tag.

How exactly are the Newton cops "heroes?"

There's always one douchebag in every crowd. Merry Christmas.


QFT

25 Dec 2012 01:47 PM
justGreg     

BravadoGT: SilentStrider: Wow. Thats... Awesome. Deserved hero tag.

How exactly are the Newton cops "heroes?"


Well, it might refer to the police from other communities who gave up their Christmas holiday to make this happen.

/Or maybe it is overused and should be reserved exclusively for Farkers typing anonymously.

25 Dec 2012 01:49 PM
Cyrusv10     

duffblue: A hero is somebody who does his job even when he doesn't want to. Thanks Weaver95 for clearing that up. I guess we can consider the soldiers marching the Jews into the gas chambers heroes because they were just doing their job, even though they didn't want to.


Wow. You are not only a troll, but a batshiat crazy one. You take the cake, duffblue.

25 Dec 2012 01:52 PM
Mudflap     

twobux: BravadoGT: SilentStrider: Wow. Thats... Awesome. Deserved hero tag.

How exactly are the Newton cops "heroes?"

There's always one douchebag in every crowd. Merry Christmas.


Except on Fark.

They travel in single file to hide their numbers.

25 Dec 2012 01:55 PM
Doctor Who's on first     
Really? This is the thread the trolls are going to crap all over? Seriously, it's farking Christmas.

25 Dec 2012 01:55 PM
here to help     
Alright, everybody. It's another Newtown thread. Lets all freak at and act like complete assholes to each other.

Okay... GO!

25 Dec 2012 01:57 PM
here to help     

Doctor Who's on first: Really? This is the thread the trolls are going to crap all over? Seriously, it's farking Christmas.


This site has gone to sh*t.

25 Dec 2012 01:58 PM
Fiction Fan     
Alright, everybody. It's another Newtown thread. Lets all freak at and act like complete assholes to each other.

Okay... GO!



You're probably one of those bleeding heart liberals that wishes for guns for teachers and fruitcake for Christmas!

/good enough?

25 Dec 2012 01:58 PM
Fiction Fan     
I heard about this on the news this morning.
Damned nice, all things considering.
Some of those guys weren't even responders to the shooting --- but the crap that went on there they still see the other 364 days of the year. Having a moment to put that aside and be grateful that you aren't dead or slipping on fresh blood is good for them.

25 Dec 2012 01:59 PM
here to help     

Fiction Fan: Alright, everybody. It's another Newtown thread. Lets all freak at and act like complete assholes to each other.

Okay... GO!

You're probably one of those bleeding heart liberals that wishes for guns for teachers and fruitcake for Christmas!

/good enough?


And you sir and/or madam are a cock burglar.

Also, Jesus was a homosexual.

25 Dec 2012 02:00 PM
Warlordtrooper     
Doesn't this create jourisdiction issues.

25 Dec 2012 02:01 PM
TheOther     
BravadoGT: SilentStrider: Wow. Thats... Awesome. Deserved hero tag.

How exactly are the Newton cops "heroes?"


10/10

25 Dec 2012 02:02 PM
Cyrusv10     

Warlordtrooper: Doesn't this create jourisdiction issues.


hahhaaha "jourisdiction". I'm sure it does create jurisdiction issues de jure.

/"jourisdiction"
//hahahaha

25 Dec 2012 02:03 PM
SockMonkeyHolocaust     
I don't really mind SNL's tacky tribute as much as I minded people's reverence for a comedy show's attempt to garner sympathy-by-association for a tragedy that happened far away. It's like all these local monuments to 9/11 where they had nothing to do with it. Also, I didn't know so many people were closeted SNL watchers which is just really offensive.

25 Dec 2012 02:06 PM
SockMonkeyHolocaust     
A man hits "submit" to IndieGogo for a flex funding campaign that raises funds for vulture campaigns raising money after any national tragedy. He thinks to himself "I made a difference in the world. I am a hero."

25 Dec 2012 02:09 PM
Katchaa     
A hero is someone who puts his life on the line for a greater cause. Cops, firefighters, soldiers, and very often teachers too. Screw the lot of you who say otherwise.

25 Dec 2012 02:10 PM
here to help     

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I don't really mind SNL's tacky tribute as much as I minded people's reverence for a comedy show's attempt to garner sympathy-by-association for a tragedy that happened far away. It's like all these local monuments to 9/11 where they had nothing to do with it. Also, I didn't know so many people were closeted SNL watchers which is just really offensive.


Yup. 9/11 didn't affect anybody except the people in the towers at the time. Everyone else should just STFU.

25 Dec 2012 02:13 PM
jso2897     

duffblue: A hero is somebody who does his job even when he doesn't want to. Thanks Weaver95 for clearing that up. I guess we can consider the soldiers marching the Jews into the gas chambers heroes because they were just doing their job, even though they didn't want to.


Well, bless your heart.

25 Dec 2012 02:14 PM
Craptastic     

duffblue: A hero is somebody who does his job even when he doesn't want to. Thanks Weaver95 for clearing that up. I guess we can consider the soldiers marching the Jews into the gas chambers heroes because they were just doing their job, even though they didn't want to.


Did you really just "go there"? F*cking shameful.

Go spend some time with your family and/or friends. Tell them that you love them.

25 Dec 2012 02:15 PM
iron_city_ap     

duffblue: A hero is somebody who does his job even when he doesn't want to. Thanks Weaver95 for clearing that up. I guess we can consider the soldiers marching the Jews into the gas chambers heroes because they were just doing their job, even though they didn't want to.


Participating in genocide and being unable to prevent a mass murder despite your best effort are SOOO similar.

25 Dec 2012 02:18 PM
Guest     

Weaver95: BravadoGT: SilentStrider: Wow. Thats... Awesome. Deserved hero tag.

How exactly are the Newton cops "heroes?"

a hero is someone who does their job even when they'd rather just pack it in and call it a day.  these guys couldn't stop the horrible massacre at the school, nobody could..but they've gotta be feeling like crap just the same.  instead of the usual christmas prep of parties and excited kids the cops have had to review the scene of a mass murder, write reports on the dead kids, and help clean up the mess afterwards.  then there was the funerals to attend, explanations to be made (because you always have to explain these sorts of things to someone who just doesn't understand), and the national media monday morning quarterbacking the whole town.

And despite all that, they did it.  they got up every day, gulped down coffee...and took pictures of dead kids, drew diagrams of the bodies, and wrote up reports based on evidence gathered.  then they went and patrolled the town and faced the public.  being a small town, the cops likely knew the families.  there is no way this could have been easy for them to do.  it takes a toll.  one that most cops probably wouldn't talk about even if you asked 'em.

that's heroic.  doing the job even when you'd rather just say 'f*ck it' and walk away disgusted with humanity and live on an island by yourself.


This. How would they wipe that from their mind? I wouldn't be surprised if there are a not a few extra substance dependent people after this.

25 Dec 2012 02:18 PM
Wayne 985     
Since we're all defining heroes, let me dork out and quote the great Batman, since it seems appropriate:

"A hero can be anyone. Even someone who does something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a young boy's shoulders, to let him know the world hadn't ended."

25 Dec 2012 02:19 PM
had98c     

here to help: SockMonkeyHolocaust: I don't really mind SNL's tacky tribute as much as I minded people's reverence for a comedy show's attempt to garner sympathy-by-association for a tragedy that happened far away. It's like all these local monuments to 9/11 where they had nothing to do with it. Also, I didn't know so many people were closeted SNL watchers which is just really offensive.

Yup. 9/11 didn't affect anybody except the people in the towers at the time. Everyone else should just STFU.


The line now should be "It's been over 11 years already, time to get over it and move on." Even more trollish if applied to Newtown and it having been 11 days already.

25 Dec 2012 02:20 PM
kxs401    [TotalFark]  
Oh man, I don't know whether this thread makes me feel terrible about humanity or better about myself.

25 Dec 2012 02:21 PM
Summoner101     

SockMonkeyHolocaust: I don't really mind SNL's tacky tribute as much as I minded people's reverence for a comedy show's attempt to garner sympathy-by-association for a tragedy that happened far away. It's like all these local monuments to 9/11 where they had nothing to do with it. Also, I didn't know so many people were closeted SNL watchers which is just really offensive.


I'd argue that the signs of shared humanity in this country are some of the saving graces from a pretty unending flow of bullshiat. Granted, some people go too far, but it's reassuring when most recognize we're all in this together. I point to national disaster response as an example. You had people from some of the worst hit areas on the Gulf Coast donating what they could to those left in Sandy's wake. It makes it easier to bear the size able portion of the country that are under the notion we're all on our own competing against each other.

25 Dec 2012 02:22 PM
Bit'O'Gristle     

duffblue: A hero is somebody who does his job even when he doesn't want to. Thanks Weaver95 for clearing that up. I guess we can consider the soldiers marching the Jews into the gas chambers heroes because they were just doing their job, even though they didn't want to.


/OMG fark you...fark you for trolling in a thread about dead kids and the men and women who not only had to respond to this situation, but clean up the mess. A mess I'll bet you never can even imagine, along with the after effects they have to deal with. You are an asshole, and totaly worthy of my ignore list. Eat a bag of dead dog dicks jackass.

25 Dec 2012 02:22 PM
duffblue     
Sorry guys, I didn't get the memo that cops were cool now. I guess I'll be back tomorrow for the anti-cop threads.

25 Dec 2012 02:23 PM
CokeBear     
It would appear that while most Farkers are spending the day with family & friends, lonely Fark trolls have nearly taken over.

/heading out in a few minutes for movies & chinese food
//#AthiestJewOnChristmas
/// Merry Christmas. Everyone.

25 Dec 2012 02:24 PM
here to help     

had98c: The line now should be "It's been over 11 years already, time to get over it and move on." Even more trollish if applied to Newtown and it having been 11 days already.


The idiot LIEberals are just using it as an excuse to steal our guns.

25 Dec 2012 02:26 PM
SockMonkeyHolocaust     
Hey, did you guys know that "gullible" isn't in the Klingon dictionary (V.2)?

Summoner101: I'd argue that the signs of shared humanity in this country are some of the saving graces from a pretty unending flow of bullshiat. Granted, some people go too far, but it's reassuring when most recognize we're all in this together. I point to national disaster response as an example. You had people from some of the worst hit areas on the Gulf Coast donating what they could to those left in Sandy's wake. It makes it easier to bear the size able portion of the country that are under the notion we're all on our own competing against each other.


I am reminded of the Bob Weir interview on MTV after Jerry Garcia died. He said, "Hey, if you see me walking down the street. It's ok to internalize your grief. To keep that to yourself." There just comes a time when it's time to step out of yourself and wonder "Is this going to look self serving and ghoulish?" Inevitably, the answer will almost be "yes".

I would bet that the cops doing this thing are not driving down the street announcing over their car loudspeakers "HEY, IT'S US THE GUYS FROM THE NEXT TOWN OVER. WE HERE BECAUSE WE'RE AWESOME AND WE DO THINGS FOR PEOPLE. FELIZ NAVIDAD"

So unfortunately, we're going to have to agree to disagree.

25 Dec 2012 02:27 PM
here to help     

CokeBear: It would appear that while most Farkers are spending the day with family & friends, lonely Fark trolls have nearly taken over.

/heading out in a few minutes for movies & chinese food
//#AthiestJewOnChristmas
/// Merry Christmas. Everyone.


Look at you being all smug and superior with your "friends" and your "family".

And seriously? You're gonna go eat heathen chink food on Jebus' birthday? WHY DO YOU HATE AMERICA?!

25 Dec 2012 02:28 PM
pissnmoan     
Jurisdictional problems. Not really. Just swear them in at the new jurisdiction. Good to go.

Newtown police arrived at the scene very quickly when notified. They went in the building immediatly (unlike Columbine where police dithered around outside for quite awhile). I read somewhere that the shooter killed himself soon after learning Police were in the building. So, I have no problem calling Watertown police heroes. At the time, Newtown police went into a building I wouldn't have gone into because I would have been very busy pissing myself. That quick action probably saved a bunch of lives because the shooter was far from low on ammo when he died. Newtown police did a fine job at the scene during and after the crime. They also had to contend with a media circus of reporters trying to get their noses in peoples very private business. A police officer was assigned to each grieving family for this reason. I imagine all police personnel worked as many hours as they could stand. Personally, I find the inability to give positive recognition to the people of Watertown, all of them, to be a serious personality defect. They have handled this horrible episode with considerable grace. The professionals have been professional and I can find no fault with their performance.

It is laudable that neighboring town police departments would fill in on Christmas Day to give their peers a moments rest. Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night.

25 Dec 2012 02:28 PM
SockMonkeyHolocaust     
All I can really say is "Thank you God, Allah and Vishnu" that Thomas Kinkade isn't alive to memorialize this national tragedy.

25 Dec 2012 02:28 PM
Molavian     
Man, I could go for some Chinese right about now.

25 Dec 2012 02:29 PM
Hagenhatesyouall     

here to help: Alright, everybody. It's another Newtown Fark thread. Lets all freak out and act like complete assholes to each other.

Okay... GO!



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25 Dec 2012 02:29 PM
cig-mkr     

kxs401: I cannot imagine how horrific it must have been to respond to that scene. Having to see and deal with the bodies of 20 dead 6 year olds? I'm really happy that they get to spend Christmas with their loved ones.


This X 1000

25 Dec 2012 02:32 PM
The Incredible Sexual Egg     
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/The trolls are super concentrated today

25 Dec 2012 02:32 PM
pappy1398     
Jesus what a bunch of bitter assholes who think expressing a contrary view = being an edgy non-conformist.

Merry Christmas.

25 Dec 2012 02:34 PM
here to help     

Hagenhatesyouall: here to help: Alright, everybody. It's another Newtown Fark thread. Lets all freak out and act like complete assholes to each other.

Okay... GO!


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Lookit, if you're just gonna make jokes log off and never come back. If we don't discuss these types of things in every third thread the problems the US is facing will never be resolved.

Now are you going to behave like an adult or not?

25 Dec 2012 02:34 PM
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